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Business

  • State to help Black & Decker to add jobs

    State economic development officials have given Stanley Black & Decker the preliminary OK for tax incentives to expand its facility in Shelbyville.

    The plant on Harry Long Drive, which manufactures power saw blades under the Dewalt brand and other home improvement products, received the preliminary OK last week for $500,000 for up to five years for a $2 million expansion project.

    The plan reviewed by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in Frankfort calls for the plant to add 51 jobs at an average hourly wage of $21.

  • Shelby author's new book tackles ills of health-care plans

    “Changes in employee health care are coming. The time is now for employers to act,” said F. Randall Childers Jr.

    And Childers, a Shelby County resident, is attempting to do that very thing through his new book, Forensics of a Medical Plan: Dissecting Health Benefits on a Company Level.

    He asserts that both employers and employees have a say in the types of benefits and the costs of benefits offered in employer-sponsored health plans.

  • Gas prices go bump (down) at the pump

    All across Shelby County – and probably everywhere else in the U.S. – people are revving p the conversation this week about a topic that never gets old: the drop – and sometimes variation – in gas prices.

     “Just yesterday, I changed prices downwards four times, for a total of nine cents,” William Hill, manager of Swifty gas station on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, said on Wednesday.

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 30, 2011

    Business help erect

    new board at SCHS

    Two business leaders in Shelby County brought their organizations together to help their alma mater.

    Pat Hargadon of Shelby County Farm Bureau and Belinda Baker Nichols of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, 1979 graduates of Shelby County High School and also parents of students at SCHS.

  • HOLLAND: How to analyze the flows in your financial plan

    For most investors – even those with significant wealth – a secure financial future doesn’t simply happen. Instead, it must be carefully crafted to help meet your most important goals and leave nothing to chance. Of course, the future is unpredictable and your own personal situation changes over time. That makes it all the more challenging to answer the most crucial of financial questions: Are you on track to achieve your financial objectives?

  • New Business: Money Now

    Address:122 E. Main Street, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Money Now is a payday loan company with several locations in Kentucky. Owner Dennis J. Goodman Jr. has opened this store. Darlene is the store manager who has more than 20 years experience in management and customer service. Heather is the assistant manager who has several years experience in customer service.

     

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 23, 2011

    Masonic Home’s Magness, Cardwell,

    Pillars, Hayden receive statewide honors

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville earned four statewide awards from the Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, a trade organization represents that recognized outstanding individuals and programs at its annual awards ceremony in Louisville last week.

  • New Business: Something old, Something new

    Address:175 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Kim Burgin, Jason Burgin and Ronnie Middleton are opening a thrift store in Shelby county to service the needs of anyone and everyone. Each of the owners has six years experience in buying and selling antiques, collectibles and all general merchandise. Their goal is to provide something in our store for everyone and will have new merchandise every day.

     

  • What lures industry to Shelby County?

    Shelby County’s manufacturing companies are riding a strong period of growth, some of them fueled by tax breaks and state incentives as they seek to invest in their facilities and hiring more workers.
    And leaders certainly say they would like to see those programs continue and expand to assist in the building of their businesses.

  • Shelby County’s corn harvest isn’t so sweet this fall

    As the harvest season moves into full swing across the commonwealth, it looks like farmers survived another difficult growing season – emphasis on “survived.”

    After a spring that saw rainfall reach record levels, farmers had to fight through another dry summer.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting Kentucky's corn and soybean crops to exceed last year's totals, but that optimistic outlook isn't carrying over to Shelby County's farmers.