• Business Q&A: John Rothenburger IV

    John Rothenburger IV took over recently as the new general manger of the Papa John’s store in Shelbyville, continuing his career with the pizza chain. Rothenburger, 28, graduated from Shelby County High School and pursued a music education degree at the University of Louisville before being lured into business. He is pursuing a business management degree at Sullivan University. He and his wife, Laura, and their son, John V, and daughter, Angela, live in Shelbyville. He took a few minutes away from pepperoni and telephones to answer questions from The Sentinel-News.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 4, 2011

    Shelbyville woman to handle

    bookings for large agency

    Terri Bradshaw of Shelbyville has been named the new regional agent/scout for New York City- and Nashville-based BookingEntertainment.com, an agency that provides entertainment for public concerts, corporate events and fundraisers.

  • New outlet center may be set for Simpsonville

    There may come a time soon when Shelby Countians don’t have to travel far for their discount shopping therapy.
    Horizon Group Properties, which has offices in Chicago and Muskegon, Mich., lists the new The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville/Lexington as being available for leasing information.
    The location of the center, however, is not in Louisville or Lexington, but in Simpsonville, just west of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.
    David Eaton, the Simpsonville city administrator, said the Horizon Group contacted the city several months ago.

  • Shelby rated 1 of 26 in state tourism promotion

    This has been a big week for promoting tourism in Shelby County.

    First, the Shelby County Convention & Visitors Bureau won two awards in the 2011 Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition. The winners were announced last week at the annual convention in Lexington.

    Then, even bigger, Shelby County was included in a new state marketing campaign that focuses on the top 26 tourism attractions that make the state unique.

  • Stores getting ready for Halloween

    For Halloween costumes this year, who ya gonna call?

    All the local haunts promise to be a good bet, including at Walgreens, where customers coming in the door are greeted by the sight of a bright orange, grinning jack-o-lantern.

    “We still have a lot of candy left, but it’s going fast,” said Karen Arnold, manager of Walgreens. “We have a lot of decorations left, too, but someone bought our big ghost.”

    She said was referring to a large inflatable decoration the store had on display.

  • New business: THE MALL at Governor’s Square

    Address:  150 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville


    Who we are:Owners Ron and Cheryl Poore have extensive retail experience in their background. Cheryl is a fulltime realtor with Century 21, and Ron is a regional director with JaniKing of Louisville.  They have had success with their booths at the old Peddlers Mall on Midland Trail. 


  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 28, 2011

    Peeples named chair of KCTCS regents

    P.G. Peeples is the new chairman of the KCTCS board of regents. A native of Lynch and a graduate of the KCTCS at Southeast Community College, he has spent 42 years at the Lexington Urban League, where he serves as an advocate for the disadvantaged. During his tenure as president/CEO, the organization has developed programs for clerical training, open housing, community development, training in penal institutions and operation of a community radio station.

  • Roll Forming awarded prestigious safety status

    “This is just wonderful,” said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, who was among the 200 people who gathered Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House to witness Roll Forming Corporation receive a prestigious safety award.

    Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown presented company officials with the SHARP certification, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, for having taken extraordinary measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

  • Real estate deeds: Oct. 28, 2011

    Oct. 5-11

    Paco properties to Hargadon Farms LLC, Tracts 2-4 on Six Mile Creek, $10 and considerations

    Donald Hamilton Inc. to Andrew Adams, Unit 305A Town N Country Section XI, $199,500

    James C. Hardy and Cinderella Fay Hardy to Donna Jo Cheak, Lot 5G-3B Dogwood Trace Phase 5, $115,000

    Franklin and Katie Jeffcoat to William W. Mahuron and Katherine R. Turner, Lot 52 Hunting Hills Phase 4, Sec. II, $150,000

    Regent Properties LLC to WRE Properties LLC, Lot 1 Steve Hayden Subdivision, $1 and considerations

  • Rural King blows into Shelby to big buzz

    The rain, wind and cold didn’t stop the shoppers from keeping their appointed rounds at Rural King on Thursday.

    The official grand opening of the store, which actually unlocked its doors on Sunday, nearly five weeks ahead of schedule, brought out a high volume of shoppers browsing the new  store’s eclectic assortment of goods.