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Business

  • Betsye’s Blooms consolidating operations

    Betsye’s Blooms, a storefront fixture in Simpsonville for three decades, now will be part of that community only with its phone numbers – but it’s not forsaking Shelby County.

    The principal owners of the flower shop, Nancy Rankin and Bryan Baines, who bought out founder Betsye Spaulding in the spring 2008, are closing up their shop on U.S. 60 and consolidating operations with the Blooms florist they own in La Grange.

  • New business: Spa @ Camp Nightengale

    Address: 6733 Taylorsville Road, Finchville

     

    Who we are:  Karen Ross, whose Dog Grooming By Karen had been a popular and successful business for pet owners before it closed when she married in 2007, is joining forces with Camp Nightengale to create a new grooming experience. Camp Nightengale is a boarding facility that is owned by veterinarian Jack R. and Sarah Nightengale.

     

  • Real estate deeds: April 1, 2011

    Gary and Gina Horton to Christina H. Fry, Lot 22 Osprey Cover Sec. 1, $134,000

    Brian A. and Lori J. Siktberg to James M. and Kathy Poole Housley and Housley Living Trust, Lot 96 Todds Station Phase 2, $166,500

    Dale E. and Stacey Sanford to Dale E and Stacey W. Sanford, Lot 91 Weissinger Estates Sec. 3, $245,000

    David T. and Debbie L. Weakly to David T. and Debbie L. Weakly, Lot 44 Meadow Run, $1 and considerations

    JT. Holdings LLC to American Founders Bank, Lot 3 Farming Meadows, $1 and considerations

  • Unexpectedly large crowd greets opening of new Kroger

    Where would you expect to see a crowd of 1,400, a plane trailing a pennant overhead, free food of all kinds, clowns and people tapping their feet to the strains of Bluegrass music?

    No, it wasn’t a carnival or even a festival, it was opening day at Shelbyville’s new Kroger store.

    “We had all these activities planned because we knew it would be big, but we never expected a crowd like this,” store manager Jeff Disponette said. “We’re tickled to death!”

  • Business Briefcase: March 25, 2011

    Bagdad resident McCants
    to lead KFB commodities

    Jay McCants, a resident of Bagdad, has been named the new director of the commodity division Kentucky Farm Bureau, effective Monday.
    McCants’ division will be KFB’s liaison to the various agricultural commodity groups and will work closely with the organization’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities.

  • New Business: Green Solutions

    Address: Serving Shelby, Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, and Oldham Counties

    Who we are: Green Solutions is a lawncare and landscape business owned and operated by Anthony Smith, a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in horticulture and turf grass science.  Smith has 12 years experience in the lawn and landscape industry.

  • Masonic Home Shelbyville rated 5-star for 2nd year

    Masonic Home Shelbyville, named last year as the state’s top healthcare facility, now can add its second consecutive 5-star rating by U.S. News & World Report to its growing resume.
    The facility learned this week that it had again been so evaluated in the annual Best Nursing Homes survey published by the magazine.

  • Community Showcase pushes shopping in Shelby County

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is going to try to give you a gentle nudge with its annual Community Showcase.
    If you attend this 10th annual event Saturday at Shelby County High School, you’ll notice right away that the idea would be for you to use Shelby County businesses for all your shopping needs.
    “We have adopted a theme of iShopShelby for this year and going forward, trying to keep the focus on shopping local for all your needs, goods and services,” Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Directory Shelley Goodwin said.

  • EARLIER: New Kroger Marketplace with lots of fanfare

    Kroger No. 39's grand opening on Wednesday was a smashing success, store officials said, with more than 1,400 shoppers coming out to check out the new store.

    Several items were given away, and the store had live entertainment from the Bluegrass band, Kentucky Blue.

    Excitement has been so high among Kroger employees this past week as they put the final touches on Shelbyville’s new Kroger Marketplace that you can see it in the air – literally.

  • Sentinel-News implements subscriptions for Web site

    Online readers of The Sentinel-Newshave seen many changes to its  Web site during the past few months, but the biggest will start today.

    That’s when www.SentinelNews.com will join a growing national trend being set by The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journaland dozens of other newspapers by implementing a subscriber-based pay system to view most content.