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Business

  • Big changes at Simpsonville center

    An old commercial strip center on U.S. 60 at the east end of Simpsonville is in the midst of a lot of new.

    First, as of Wednesday, the former Short Stop store now will be Friendly Mart No. 1, joining a regional chain of stores, and will change from Gulf gasoline to Valero as soon as today, new owner Raj Singh said.

    And The Winner’s Circle, a horse supply store that opened last year in the center, is tripling its space in the center, taking over additional store fronts that now stand vacant.

  • Real Estate deeds: April 6, 2012

    Feb 13-20

    Mary G. Kearney to Harold R. Kearney, Lot 4, Simpsonville Gardens No. 3, $110,000

    Dominion Homes of Kentucky LTD to Natalie Laszkowski and Stefan M. Naughton, Lot 402, Cloverbrook Farms Phase I, $166,759

    Donald M. Spear and John P. Scheidt to Mary C. Whelan, Tract E, East Paddock Point, $157,330

    Gretchen Christensen to Gina and Chad Feger, 5.18 acres, Lot 4, Rockbridge Farms II, $30,000

    James P. and Dorothy Green Collings to WCM Land LLC, 135 acres, Shelbyville Smithfield Pike, $600,000

  • Chamber officials predict bigger showcase this year

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Community Showcase is coming up this weekend, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials say.

    “We usually average about a thousand people who come out, but, of course, we’d like to see that number grow,” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Lawn mower company visits Shelbyville

    Al Laubach (center) of Shelbyville lets her twins, Lincoln (left) and Owen Laubach, take a pretend test spin on these Cub Cadet riding mowers on Tuesday because, “They will be mowing the grass one day.” The Laubachs visited the Cub Cadet Challenge held in the parking lot of Midland Center in Shelbyville. The company is touring the nation throughout April, stopping at Home Depot and Tractor Supply stories and inviting homeowners to test drive one of the 2012 new RZTs  (residential zero-turn rider) or a Series 1000 lawn-and-garden tractor.

  • Business Briefcase: March 30, 2012

    Hunter Montell to campaign

    for congressional candidate

     

    Shelby County native J. Hunter Montell has joined the congressional campaign of Gary Moore, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 4 seat that will represent Shelby County next year.

    Montell will be serving as grassroots director for the campaign.

  • New Business: Baehr’s Den

    Address: 724 Washington St, Shelbyville

    Who we are:The owners are Keith and Samantha Tanner. Baehr’s Den is a small collectibles and bargain center. Keith Tanner has been selling at flea markets and peddlers-type malls full time for the past 11 years. Samantha Tanner has been selling new Homer Laughlin Fiestaware on the side for the past 11 years.

  • New book covers 2011 in Shelby County

    The work product of photographer Greg Biagi’s year of roaming the events and capturing the people of Shelby County is about to become public.

    Shelby County, Kentucky 2011 – A Living History, a new book from veteran Shelby County publisher William E. Matthews, is headed to the press and should be available shortly after Memorial Day.

    Matthews said in a press release announcing the book’s completion, that this  9 x12, full-color, coffee-table book contains approximately 750 photographs by Biagi.

  • Building permits: March 16, 2012

    AAPER’S, 1101 Isaac Shelby Drive, canopy, 576 square feet, $35,000
    Samples Custom Archery, 728 Frankfort Road, sign, 16 square feet, $80
    Roberta Moore, 8000 Bagdad Road, storage building, 130 square feet, $3,000
    Georgia Browning, 1038 Pleasureville Road, addition to garage, 204 square, $700
    Pentecostal Church, 39 Matthew Young Road, add to church, 2,160 square feet, $23,500
    AKL Custom Homes, 506 Foxwood Ct., house, 3,376 square feet, $150,000
    Temple Homes Inc., 4004 Patricia Dr., house, 2,517 square feet, $130,000

  • New Business: Gone Fishing Guide Service

    Address: 7901 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

  • Shelby’s beef prices jumping

    If you’re a cattle producer, things are looking up, experts say.

    Corinne Kephart, who heads up the animal science and horticulture department at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, said cattle prices are really looking good right now.

    “Right now, cattle prices are really good compared to last year,” she said. “A decrease in cattle production out West because of a drought has really driven prices up.”