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Business

  • Brown Jordan opening facility in Shelby County

    The newest tenant for the Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville is about ready for the trucks to start rolling in.
    That’s Brown Jordan International, an outdoor casual furniture company based in Louisville, and in about two weeks it will open in the building off Buck Creek Road that formerly was occupied by Kingbrook Window and Door.
    “We’re close – I think the move-in date is the second week in March,” Brown Jordan President Chris Carmicle said via telephone from Mexico, where he was visiting one of the company’s facilities. “We’re excited about coming to town.”

  • HOLLAND: How much will you need to retire?

    How much money will it take for you to retire in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less.
    If the question leaves you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Fewer than half of American workers have estimated how much they’ll need to retire, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. The biggest risk retirees may face is running out of money while they’re alive. It’s an all-too-possible scenario, even if you have substantial assets.

  • Time Warner now Shelby’s cable company

    If you watch TV or surf the Internet through cable, you have a new provider this week.
    Time Warner Cable announced Wednesday that it had completed its acquisition of Insight Communications.
    That means that Time Warner now will be the company that provides TV, high-speed Internet and voice services to about 760,000 customers throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana – including those in Shelby County.

  • Hornback’s bill would loosen telecom regs

    If you are one of the ever-dwindling homes with a traditional land telephone line, you may have to start looking for an alternative.

    Senate Bill 135, also referred to as the "AT&T Bill," is scheduled to come up before the Senate next week and appears to have the needed support.

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), the sponsor of the bill, said he has worked closely with the Public Service Commission to make sure its officials agree with the bill and that the residents of the commonwealth will continue to have adequate phone service.

  • Langley: Proposed farm regulations ‘ridiculous’

    "The way I learned to farm was from following around my dad at five years old," said Doug Langley, a fifth-generation farmer. "I'd grab a shovel and go in the corn crib with my dad. Now, was that work or play? My dad would've probably said I was playing, but I thought it was work. And I was proud of it."

    With new regulations being proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor, a lot of that family farming learned by working closely with relatives could be lost.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Ad8autosports

    Address: 278 Haven Hill Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are: Ad8autosports is owned and operated by Craig and Mona Roberts. Craig Roberts brings 23 years of experience to Shelbyville to provide his upscale services to residents of Shelby and surrounding residents. His wife, Mona, will be manning the office. Davis Sutton is a skilled custom auto body/paint technician as well as window tinter. Delbert Cox will be in the facility to help with everyday tasks.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 24, 2012

    Gas prices in Shelby County

    begin another sharp increase

    You probably have noticed those spiking gas prices again. They had reached $3.75 per gallon – a rise of about 25 cents – at Speedway on Midland Trail in Shelbyville as of Wednesday afternoon, and most fuel outlets tend to follow Speedway in price swings.

  • O’Brien sues Pearce over lease

    O’Brien of Shelbyville, Inc., which owns the county’s Ford dealership, is suing its landlord over an option to purchase the land on Mount Eden Road where the dealership is located.

    O’Brien filed the lawsuit Feb. 3 in Shelby Circuit Court, alleging that the property owner, Robert Pearce of Shelbyville, had breached an agreement to sell the property.

  • In Shelby it has been slow-growing for African-American-owned businesses

    About 16 years ago Yolanda Bradford decided to get out on her own.

    After working as an accountant for the state for several years, she said she was ready to open her own business.

    "I was the first, and probably only, black accountant in Shelby County," she said.

    But as an African-American business owner, Bradford, the owner of YLB Accounting & Consulting Services, is starting to get some company.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the presence of African-American-owned businesses is on the rise.

  • New Business: SOS Wipe and Restore

    Address: Hilltop Shopping Plaza, 93 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who We Are: Gary Ostertag, owner, has more than 15 years of experience helping 

    people get the most out of their computers.