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Business

  • 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.

  • Business Briefcase: May 27, 2011

    Shelby native Appel promoted
    to cabinet’s director of personnel

    Shelby County native Stephanie Appel has been promoted to director of personnel for the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. She will help the Justice Cabinet manage union relations, furloughs, KHRIS (Kentucky Human Resource Information System), and uniform personnel policies. She will oversee all of the Cabinet’s departmental personnel managers.

  • Shelbyville plant to consider expansion

    A Shelbyville business is considering doubling the size of its plant, and state economic development officials announced an incentive package for the company on Thursday.

    Creative Packaging Company, located at 1700 Isaac Shelby Drive, is considering doubling its 100,000 square-foot plant, and the potential expansion could create 25 new jobs over a 10-year period.

  • Horse owners alerted: Prepare for West Nile

    The rain continued to fall this week – at least not as hard as it has – but all that does is add to two huge concerns for summer: more mosquitoes and a much greater threat of West Nile Virus infecting horses.

    For that reason, the state department of agriculture earlier this week issued an alert to horse owners to be prepared for a greater threat of the virus, which has in the past decade infected hundreds of horses and killed 137.

  • Business Briefcase: May 20, 2011

    Lemay receives top honor

    for humanitarian efforts

    Arnie Lemay, who has done extensive work in support of the Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville, director of engineering at  the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, was named by the hospital’s parent company, HCA, as the winner of the 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award, he company’s highest honor.