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Business

  • 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.

  • New business: AA Service Center

    Address: 6526 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:  AA Service Center is owned by Randall Ryan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive service. The center is managed by Mike Walker.

     

    What we do:  AA Service Center services all makes and models cars, performing maintenance such as oil changes and tune-ups. The company also has tow trucks and serves as AAA provider for Shelby County.

     

  • A whole lot of power

    Employees of Shelbyville Asphalt and Edwards Moving and Rigging on Wednesday prepare a 460,000-pound transformer for transport to Frankfort. Mark Skillman, operations manager for Shelbyville Asphalt, said his company is working together with Edwards to move the transformer for Kentucky Utilities. He said the trailer that will be used to move the transformer will be the length of a football field. “We will have to shut down U.S. 60 tomorrow [Thursday] for a short time to do it,” he said. 

  • Major railway repairs under way in Shelby County

    Every morning, not long after sunrise, an army of workers in hardhats and a fleet of red-painted machines amass in an old parking lot next to the railroad crossing on Todds Point Road in Simpsonville.

  • Business Briefcase: May 13, 2011

    Bailey’s Service Center

    No. 1 for transmissions

    Bailey’s Service Center, which has been repairing automobiles in Shelby County for more than three decades, has been honored by Jasper Engines and Transmissions as its top installer in Kentucky for 2010.

  • New business: Ink and Skin Studios

    Address: 44 7th St., Shelbyville

     

  • Shelby gas prices reach all-time, painful high

    Gas prices hit an all time high in Shelbyville this week when the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded went up to $ 4.15.
    It was such a striking leap to the heights of the peaks during the fall of 2008  in what has been a volatile gasoline market this spring that it moved residents to call and E-mail the newspaper asking why there was such a climb when news reports had been describing a decline in international oil prices.

  • Building Permits: May 6, 2011

    Nicholas Martinaz, 1736 Cherry Lane, storage building, 130 square feet, $50.

    O’Brien Ford, 720 Mount Eden Road, temporary tent, 200 square feet, $0.

    Diana and Phillip Donovan, 254 Graefenburg Road, house, 2,258 square feet, $90,000

    Little Caesars, 197 Boone Station Road, temporary banner, 30 square feet, $50.

    Laura and Anthony Fletcher, 28 North Country Drive, deck, 392 square feet, $7,200.

    Charles and Karen Murphy, 36 Braxton Court, garage, 832 square feet, $95