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  • Mount Eden woman tracking down BIG savings with coupons

    MOUNT EDEN - When Connie Wolfe was laid off less than a year ago, she said she thought her life would have to change for the worse. She, like many unemployed Americans, was unsure of how she would regain buoyancy in today's economic climate.

    Wolfe had been an inventory specialist for 25 years until her position was cut seven months ago, leaving her husband as the household's sole breadwinner. 

  • New business: Red Chocolate Maggie's

    Address: 222 7th St., Shelbyville

  • How school supplies are supplied in Shelby County

    School may start on Wednesday, but for parents, students and some local businesses, the year already is well under way, with shoppers starting early to stock up on the supply lists teachers now provide long before the first bell rings.

    Two big sources of school supplies in Shelby County are Walmart and Kroger, and managers at both stores say shoppers have been getting an early start this year.

  • UNDERWOOD: Catch the spirit of success with 3 key steps

    USA! USA! USA! could be heard chanted around the country on Sunday afternoon when the U.S. women’s national soccer team played Japan in the World Cup. This courageous group of women won the hearts of not only diehard soccer fans but also many Americans as well because of their determination and will to win.

    Game after game we watched as they came back from deficits and overcame obstacles to ultimately triumph. Even though they came up two penalty kicks short after leading most of the game, they held their heads high as the true champions.

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 12, 2011

    Revere company plans

    new Indiana facility

    Revere Plastics, a sister company to Revere Packaging in Shelbyville, is looking to build a 122,000-square foot facility that would bring 178 new jobs to Jeffersonville, Ind. Both companies are subsidiaries of Revere Industries, which is based in Indiana.

  • Real estate deeds: Aug. 12, 2011

    June 11-July 15, 2011

    Mark Douglas McCall, Cheryl McCall and Michael David McCall to Mark Douglas McCall, Cheryl McCall and Michael David McCall, 2 tracts, approximately 99.5  acres of Roy McCall Farm, $1.5 million

    Michael J. and Kim Lee Wuich to Joselyn and Gerard E. Dupont III, Lot 7 Brassfield Sec. 1, $205,000

    Kimberly G. Robarts to Jason C. Armao, 5.03 acres at 36 Clore Jackson Road, $264,500

    Citizens Union Bank to Ella Rose Tuttle, Lot 5G-3A Dogwood Trace Phase 5, $132,000

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 5, 2011

    First NASCAR race has

    limited impact in Gallatin

    The inaugural Quaker State 400 brought mixed results for businesses near the Kentucky Speedway, with some left wondering why the expected windfall fell short.

    Tricia Houston, owner of Napoleon Grocery & Deli and Napoleon Ridge Farm in Napoleon about eight miles from Sparta, was among those disappointed in the results.

  • ‘Hobby’ horse event doesn’t come cheaply

    One of the top summer tourist attractions in Kentucky, the Shelbyville Horse Show, brings the state tons of money, but there is a lot of money that goes into putting on the show, too.

    The show, in its 22nd year, draws thousands of people and hundreds of horses to the Shelby County Fairgrounds each summer, and it has grown from a humble production into a grand gathering for both elegant horses and prime social time.

    That means a big investment by not only organizers but also those who ship their horses to town.

  • Outdoor furniture story may open distribution center in Simpsonville

    Casual Living, a Louisville-based outdoor furniture store, is preparing to open a distribution center in the Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville.

    An affiliate of Brown Jordan International, Casual Living is the largest outdoor furniture manufacturer in the U.S. with manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Mexico and China.

  • Weather is peachy for some produce

    Better late than never: That's been the motto for vegetable farmers this year.

    The heavy spring rains left fields too muddy to plant at normal times, but crops are still pouring in.

    "The rain really postponed our early planting, but the result has been maturity dates coming later," said Mary Courtney who runs Courtney Farms in Bagdad with her husband, Shane. "For instance, we just started harvesting tomatoes this year, while last year we were harvesting them at the end of June."