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Business

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 9, 2011

    CUB’s parent sells

    subsidiary in Indiana

    Citizens Union Bancorp in Shelbyville, parent company of Citizens Union Bank, is selling Dupont State Bank to River Valley Bancorp, pending regulatory approval.

    Dupont State Bank, headquartered in North Vernon, Ind., and acquired by Citizens Union Bancorp in April 2001, has three banking offices in three counties and total assets of $82 million, the merger announcement said.

  • Shelby businesses deck out for the holidays

    Take a drive or a stroll down Main Street in Shelbyville, and you’re beckoned to step inside many of our local shops and businesses. Holiday lights and decorations provide a warm welcome in our quaint little town – gifts of seasonal cheer from our local merchants.

    But who and what is behind all of these festive decorations? What motivates business owners to put in the time and expense to dress up their establishments?

  • Cooking up work for the holidays

    Heavy frost covered the ground and breath hung in the air on Thursday morning as December made its presence felt.

    Now, Christmas lights are hitting the trees, inside and out, and people are making their holiday plans, and for one group that means working nonstop - and it's not retail.

    "Starting this Friday [today], going into that weekend is when it really picks up," said Kate Bemiss, owner of Catering by Kate in Shelbyville. "We'll work every day up until about the twenty-second with our weekends just packed."

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 2, 2011

    Group studying economic growth

    will stop in Shelby this week

    Members of the Louisville/Lexington Economic Alliance will be visiting Shelby County Tuesday through Friday to conduct research to support the Bluegrass Economic Advanced Movement.

    This is an initiative launched by the mayors of Louisville and Lexington to promote the development of advanced manufacturing in a 22-county corridor between Louisville and Lexington, which of course includes Shelby and surrounding counties.

  • New business: Renal Specialists of Kentucky PSC

    Address: 77 Mack Walters Road, Suite 300, Shelbyville

     

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 2, 2011

    Nov. 1-2

    Brandon W. and April D. Parman to Debra and Larry M. Pennington Sr., Lot 5 Guist Creek Ridge Phase I, 4143,900

    Scott L. and Joanne M. Robertson to Scott and Joanne M. Robertson, 29.58 acres, Tract B, Volz Farm, $240,000

    Scott L., Joanne M. and Joseph Earl Robertson to Joseph Earl Robertson Living Trust, 50.4 acres on New Castle Road, $300,000

    Kyle M. Nichols and Elizabeth Ann K. McKinley Nichols to William L. and Kathy H. Nichols, Unit 3, Building 1, Washington Place Condos, $85,000

  • It was ‘green Friday’ in Shelby County

    Shelby County saw its fair share of the retail boom during this past weekend and luckily missed out on some of the confrontation that could have come with it.

    While folks were fighting over items across the country, it was smooth sailing all over the county from before midnight Thursday through Saturday.

    "It was our best Black Friday ever," said Mike Tracy with Tracy's Home Furnishings in Shelbyville. "It was a fantastic weekend. We had several people in, and we sold a lot of things."

  • Business Q&A: Ferenc Vegh

  • Shelby stores stock up for the holidays

    Retail outlets of all kinds expand their inventories for the holiday season, giving themselves the best shot at being a Christmas stop-shop amid a sea of competitors.

    Stores adjust the products they put on their shelves in an effort to catch the eyes of visiting patrons, including retailers whose overall business isn’t necessarily geared to the largest revenue segment of the year.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 25, 2011

    Downtown Shelbyville merchants

    to have first ‘chocolate stroll’

    Shelbyville merchants are celebrating “Small Business Saturday” in a unique manner.

    SMART is promoting an event in the downtown core where shops are participating in a “chocolate stroll,” in which customers can pick up a validation card as well as some tasty pieces of chocolates along the way.