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Business

  • Masonic finishes 28th among best employers

    asonic Home of Shelbyville finished No. 28 among large companies on the 2012 list of the best places to work in Kentucky, as judged by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    Masonic is the first company in recent years to be part of the list and be shown has having a base in Shelby County. The listing also included Masonic’s facility in Louisville.

    MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked No. 1 in ceremonies held last week in Louisville.

  • Real Estate deeds: April 27, 2012

    March 12-13

    Ana Y. Torres and Kentucky Housing Corp. to Kentucky Housing Corp. and Federal National Mortgage Association, property on Burks Branch Road, $54,000

    Maryd D. Long to Maria and David O. Edwards, Lot 47, Orchard Crossing. $128,500

    Hartwell and Betty Montford to Billy Raye And Lavenna Fay Quire, Tract 5, Triangle Farms, $25,000

    Aneeta K. and Warren D. Tripp to Michael W. and Susan L. Vonhoven, Lots 164A and 165, Persimmon Ridge, Phase VIII, $540,000

  • New Business: Pig Out BBQ

    Address: 23 Rockbridge Road, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: The former owners of Ralph’s Market on the corner of Rockbridge and Mount Eden Road are back as the family-run Pig Out BBQ. This time daughter Teanitia Gillock and son-in-law David Gillock are involved.

    What we do: Pig Out BBQ takes pride in its slow smoking pulled pork and special- cut ribs that is fall-off-the-bone. The restaurant also grinds fresh beef daily for its  Pig Out Burger. The deck is now open for seating.

  • KY 55 yard sale to be bigger than ever

    The KY 55 yard sale kicked off yesterday, and its organizers in Finchville say this will be a record-breaking year.

    “We have more [vendors] than ever this year, we’ll have at least thirty, counting all those inside and out,” said Annie Eades of Finchville, who again is heading up the event in at the Finchville Ruritan Club.

    The scene was hectic Wednesday afternoon, as people bustled around setting up their wares, both inside in the facility’s gym and outside under huge tents.

  • Gallery hosts session on self-publishing

    If you’ve written – or thought of writing – a book that you might want to publish yourself, a program coming up in Shelbyville may provide the practical advice you need.

    Shelby Artists on Main will host Lori Caskey Sigety, author of In the Family of Trees, for a program that presents key tips on how to self-publish written works, market them online and answer questions on the topics.

    Sigety, a poet, will appear at the gallery at 1 p.m. April 28 and will get into the creative process as it emerged in her poetry.

  • Business Briefcase: April 20, 2012

    Former Shelby County resident

    named outstanding director

    Laban P. Jackson Jr., formerly of Shelbyville, has been named one of the top five 2012 Outstanding Directors by FT Global Conferences and Events.

    Jackson is director at JPMorgan Chase in Gulf Stream, Fla.

    The Outstanding Directors program has honored 125 directors since the program was established in 1998, encompassing the entire nation.

  • New Business: Hair Flair Salon

    Address:488 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are:Owners Tiffany Redmon and Amanda Tipton have been best friends for 15 years and now are business partners. They have served the Shelby County community for the last 6 years as cosmetologists at Magnolias Salon and Spa. They are sad about the closing of Magnolias Salon and Spa but say they are very excited to open Hair Flair Salon with a great staff. Cindy Barnes will be joining the staff as a cosmetologists and Alyx Dixon as a massage therapist.

  • West Shelby Water adds solar, other high-tech aids

    West Shelby Water District Manager Steve Eden said the Simpsonville-based utility had been looking to add beacon lights to the top of its three water towers for some time now, but the cost had been delaying the plan.

    “It’s normally pretty cost prohibitive because of you have to run electrical conduit all the way up the side of the tower,” he said. “And stat flight has asked us to put them up there because they fly this corridor to the hospitals.”

  • Business Briefcase: April 13, 2012

    Finchville’s Collins receives

    breast cancer awareness grant

     

    Finchville resident Wanda Lott Collins, an associate professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, received a breast cancer support group grant from the Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    The grant covers April 2012 through March 2013 to fund a support group for African- American women who may be uninsured or underinsured who are diagnosed with all forms of breast cancer.

  • Shelby Hardware no longer Ace in name only

    Ace has no place on the marquee of one of Shelby County’s hardware stores – but there’s plenty of Ace still inside.

    The former Ace Hardware store on Midland Trail recently changed its name to Shelby Hardware, a switch, owner Charles Bates said, has been slowly unfolding.

    “Basically, all we’re doing is dropping the expenses we’ve got for carrying their trade names and brand marks,” Bates said. “We’re still buying from them and still have their products, [but] we’ve dropped their support.”