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Business

  • New Business: Something old, Something new

    Address:175 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Kim Burgin, Jason Burgin and Ronnie Middleton are opening a thrift store in Shelby county to service the needs of anyone and everyone. Each of the owners has six years experience in buying and selling antiques, collectibles and all general merchandise. Their goal is to provide something in our store for everyone and will have new merchandise every day.

     

  • What lures industry to Shelby County?

    Shelby County’s manufacturing companies are riding a strong period of growth, some of them fueled by tax breaks and state incentives as they seek to invest in their facilities and hiring more workers.
    And leaders certainly say they would like to see those programs continue and expand to assist in the building of their businesses.

  • Shelby County’s corn harvest isn’t so sweet this fall

    As the harvest season moves into full swing across the commonwealth, it looks like farmers survived another difficult growing season – emphasis on “survived.”

    After a spring that saw rainfall reach record levels, farmers had to fight through another dry summer.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting Kentucky's corn and soybean crops to exceed last year's totals, but that optimistic outlook isn't carrying over to Shelby County's farmers.

  • New Business: Wedding Wishes

    Address: 512 Main Street Suite 103, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:  Sheila Limp, the owner of Wedding Wishes, had wanted to open a shop like this for years. Anytime someone is getting married they have to travel to Louisville or Lexington to find anything. Her goal is to make it easy for them by providing a place where customers can come and find what they need, get exceptional service and not have to travel to do it.

     

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 16, 2011

    New Happy Meal items

    to debut in Shelby County

    Shelby County is among the first markets to receive McDonald’s redesigned Happy Meal after stores in Shelbyville participated as a test-market for the nation-wide launch, which began in 2010.

  • Building Permits: Sept. 16, 2011

    Leon Gill, 1620 Greenland Park Circle, structure, 144 square feet, $2,000

    Dorman Center, 205 Ninth Street, shelter, 240 square feet, $900

    James Lowe, 1027 Station Pointe lane, addition to home, 180 square feet, $9,400

    Robbie Bureck, Mulberry Pike, house, 5,087 square feet, $200,000

    Donald Hamilton Inc., 36 Smithfield Road, house, 3,710 square feet, $150,000

    Michael Harmon, 139 Ardmore Lane, storage building, 540 square feet, $7,000

    Fielding and Ann Hodgkin, 857 Bob Rodgers Road, add to home, 192 square feet, $30,000

  • Real estate deeds: Sept. 16, 2011

    Aug. 22-Sept. 1125

    Denisa Robinson to Carroll L. Witten III Lot 109 Rolling Ridge Phase 4 Section 3, $160,000

    Morequity Inc. to John R. and Sue A. Davis, Lots 3A and 4A Meadowbrook No. 1, $63,000

    Presequity LLC to John A. and Brandy Michelle Collins, Tract 1 Proctor Farm, $114,500

    Carolyn Slayton Knox to Eric R. and Carla I. Bond, Lot 22 Hillcrest, $79,063

  • Chamber event back for an encore

    Taste & Tunes will be offering up the top eats and the beats of Shelby County on Monday, the 25th year of such an event.

    This fundraiser for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be held for the second time under a new name and format at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, with gates opening and food ready at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 with children 10 and under free with a donation to the Backpack program.

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 9, 2011

    Shelby child-care centers

    participate in USDA program

    Two Shelby County child-care centers are participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Dorman Preschool Center and Shelby Community Day Care on Mount Eden Road both have registered as participants in the program, which provides meals for qualifying children.

  • New Business: The Polka Dotted Pineapple Consignment Boutique

    Address: 536 Main St., Shelbyville.