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Business

  • State boosts yet another Shelby plant

    Yet another Shelby County industry has plans to upgrade its equipment and more than double its workforce within the next 12 months.
     

    Gov. Steve Beshear dropped in Wednesday to address employees of Superb IPC and announce a $400,000 state economic development tax incentive that will provide for the company’s expansion plans.

    The incentives would allow Superb IPC, an industrial powder coating facility that employs 15, to purchase new equipment that will improve its efficiency and to add 20 jobs.

  • EARLIER: McDonalds franchisee: ‘Would you like a career with that?’

    When McDonald’s kicks off its National Hiring Day on April 19, stores across the country will be looking to recruit close to 50,000 friendly, smiling faces looking to enter the workforce.

    But those who apply could be putting themselves in line for more than they thought beneath the famed Golden Arches.

    For instance, Rick Peter will be hiring more than 70 new employees across his three stores he owns in Shelby County and his stores in Taylorsville and Shepherdsville. And Peter has a history of employees working their way up the ladder.

  • Business Briefcase: April 8, 2011

    Job-seeking classes at extension office

    The Shelby County Extension is offering a class to help job seekers prepare for that process.

  • New business: Insulation To Go

    Address: 1136 Frankfort Road

     

    Who we are:  Mike Roberts, who has been in the insulation business for 36 years in Shelby and surrounding counties, is opening a new outlet in eastern Shelby County.

     

  • Business Briefcase: April 1, 2011

    Fourteen Foods chain
    buys Simpsonville’s DQ

    Fourteen Foods, a restaurant ownership group in Minneapolis, has acquired the Dairy Queen store in Simpsonville as part of a 58-DQ acquisition in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
    Fourteen Foods now owns 110 Dairy Queens across the upper Midwest and South Central U.S. The store in Simpsonville is located at 791 Front Gate Road, near Interstate 64.

  • Ficosa gets OK for $1 million expansion

    Ficosa North America – formerly known as Ichikoh – received tentative approval Thursday for a state incentive package to expand its operations and bring 116 new jobs during a 5-year period.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary OK to the plan at its meeting in Frankfort for a $1 million upgrade of Ficosa’s facility at 6601 Midland Industrial Drive will almost double the approximately 120 currently employed there.

    The new jobs would pay an hourly wage of $16 per hour including benefits.

  • 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!”