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  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 10, 2012

    Shelby County Life names new editor/publisher
    Shelby County Life announced Wednesday that Stephanie Doyle of Simpsonville will assume duties as the magazine’s editor and publisher.
    “We were looking for that special person that not only possesses great skills as an editor and publisher but also understands community and small-town America. We think we have found that person in Stephanie,” said Pat Hargadon, chairman of the group that owns the magazine.

  • Housing report 2011: Sales up, foreclosures down

    The housing market in Shelby County improved in 2011, industry sources say, and some of those sources say they think that trend will continue.

    Analysis of data provided to The Sentinel-Newsshows that in 2011:

    §       The sale of existing homes grew by 24 to 418 in 2011, a 6 percent improvement and approaching the 444 sold in 2009. The average sale price held pretty firm, dropping less than a thousand dollars to $140,000.

  • New business: The Computer Hawks No. 4

    Address: 519 Main St., Shelbyville

     

  • UNDERWOOD: How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?

    The unofficial day of breaking New Year’s resolutions is fast approaching. People actually celebrate the inevitable or maybe just use the failure to follow through as an opportunity to party. How are you doing with best intentions to change some long standing habits?

    Recent surveys indicate that many older folks don’t make resolutions because they have not been successful in the past in following through. Research has confirmed what every person knows – resolutions or goals are easy to set but hard to achieve.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 3, 2012

    Theurer joins Louisville Surgical Associates

    as Jewish/St. Mary’s plans expansion in Shelby

    Dr. Chris Theuer will be joining Louisville Surgical Associates while continuing to perform surgeries at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and Louisville Surgical also is planning to expand its presence in Shelbyville.

    That announcement came from Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare when it revealed it had agreed to take Louisville Surgical Associates into its organization.

  • OB/GYN group joins Baptist system

    One of Shelby County’s oldest existing medical practice – and its only obstetric and gynecological practice – is becoming part of the Baptist Hospital system.

    The three doctors who formed East End OB/GYN – Anita Kotheimer, Kristen Basham and Heath Brown – have joined Baptist OB/GYN Associates, part of Baptist Medical Associates. Their office has moved to 140 Stonecrest Road.

    The change was official on Monday, and Dr. Denise Bruneau was added to the group by Baptist.

  • FSA consolidation to spare Shelby office

    A loss of services for farmers in Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties could mean more business for the Farm Service Agency office in Shelbyville.

    That was the upshot of a recent meeting in which John McCauley, state director of the FSA, came to Shepherdsville to talk with farmers about the potential impact of closing the FSA office in Mount Washington.

    "We're here to listen," McCauley said.

  • Family opens artisan cheese business in Shelby County

    Say cheese, Shelby County.

    But you better be specific.

    HomeTown Farm and Creamery is up and running on Vigo Road, and it's such a family business that not only do Mom and Dad and sons all put in work but even their cows are family

    "They all have names, and each one has its own personality," said Tracy Curtsinger, who with her husband, Mark, and sons, Travis and Brandon, have created one of Shelby County's newest agribusinesses.

  • Midwest Metals gets OK for new site

    Amid a small crowd of 10 people Thursday night at the Stratton Center, half of whom were company officials, Midwest Metals gained what it worked for all last year, the right to locate in Shelby County.
    At the meeting of the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals, the board granted the company a conditional use permit to locate a scrap metal facility at the intersection of Old Brunerstown Road and Windhurst Way, near what soon will be the new location of the Shelby County Convenience Center.

  • Masonic honored as top employer

    That list of best places to work in Kentucky now includes a Shelby County address: Masonic Home Shelbyville.

    The list, compiled by the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, for eight years has included large companies with offices in Shelby – and it does so again this year – but for the first time a business listed as being from the county has been included.