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Business

  • Business Briefcase: June 10, 2011

    Wiley financial center earns

    $65,000 grant for savings program

    The Hazel Joyce Wiley Career & Financial Literacy Institute in Shelbyville was one of 33 non-profits nationwide to receive an Assets for Independence grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The $65,000, which will be used to create the Cornerstone IDA Program, was matched with major sponsorships from Republic Bank & Trust for $40,000, YLB Accounting & Consulting Services for $10,000 and Metro United Way for $1,500.

  • Budgeting to retire: You must start early

    The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” is never truer than when it comes to budgeting for retirement. Starting young is the best strategy.

    But typically, nothing is further from a young person’s mind, especially when they’re just starting a new career or forming a family.

  • Art gallery gets down to (a new) business

    Art gallery gets down to (a new) business

    This time last year, Shelby Artists on Main, a fixture on downtown Shelbyville’s landscape for nearly a decade, was close to becoming another empty storefront.

    But now it is about to be, like the art within it, a new creation – just some paperwork away from becoming a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

  • Some businesses heat up for summer

    Remember the unmistakable ding-ding sound of the “ice cream man” as he made his rounds in the neighborhood?

    A sure of approaching summer, a truck bringing tasty frozen treats to neighborhood children, has been heard around Shelbyville for the past 20 years, said Peggy Pool, manager of Frosty Treats.

    “Is it popular? Well just let me say this, Shelbyville loves its ice cream!”

  • Business Briefcase: June 3, 2011

    Shelby resident selected
    for health disparities program
    Ryan Irvine, a Shelby County resident who is deputy director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, has been selected to participate in a year-long executive leadership program designed to tackle racial and ethnic disparities in health care.         

  • Weeds and Things to close June 30

    Weeds and Things, the quirky gift and floral shop in downtown Shelbyville, announced Friday that it would be closing at the end of June.

    In an E-mail letter to customers and business people in Shelbyville, co-owner Rob Canina cited rumors about the business and a story in Friday’s Sentinel-Newsas the foundation for the decision by him and his partner, Chris Pennington, to close the business.

  • Sentinel-News staffers win big in LCNI contest

    Staff members of The Sentinel-Newswon 10 awards – including six first-place awards – among multiple weekly newspapers in the annual judging of Landmark Community Newspapers publications.

    Those 10 awards were the most won by any non-daily publication in the competition, which separates dailies, weeklies and multiweeklies in most categories.

    Staff writer Lisa King and editor Steve Doyle won first place awards, and staff writer Todd Martin and sports writer Josh Cook also took firsts.

  • Real Estate Deeds: May 27, 2011

    April 27 through May 5

     

    Andrew W. and Kristin Mathis Green to Christopher A. and Catherine R. Vaughn, Lot 63, Osprey Cove Sect. II, $172,000

    Joseph D. and Katherine Fussenegger to Seth Whitaker, Lots 19-22, Block D, Simpsonville Gardens No. 1, $116,000

    Kelly Scott Reed and Mark E. Dennen to Swallowland Farm LLC, property on Eminence Pike in Shelbyville, $1.6 million

  • Continuing rains cause farmers problems that will mount

    Severe weather has kept Kentuckians running for basements all spring, but blown down trees and barns and damaged homes aren't the only problems they're facing.

    Farmers across the county have been battling damp soil and standing water as they try to find time to get crops in the ground.

  • EARLIER: Vera Bradley says store owes it money

    The owners of one of Shelbyville’s more unusual stores are being sued by a well-known national company that says the store hasn’t paid its bill.

    Vera Bradley, an Indiana-based company specializing in a wide variety of popular gift items, has filed suit against the owners of Weeds and Things, charging it its suit against their Rockbridge Farmhouse Inc. that they owe $21,173 for purchases in 2010.

    The suit seeks repayment along with reimbursement of attorney’s fees.