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Business

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 25, 2011

    Farmer featured speaker at home builders event

    Former Kentucky basketball star and current Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will be speaking to the Shelby County meeting of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.

    Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor on a Republican ticket with state Senate President David Williams, will address the gathering at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • 2 Shelby plants plan expansion

    Two Shelbyville manufacturing plants received good news Thursday from state economic development officials, who granted them preliminary approval for expansion projects.

    Katayama American Company, Inc., on Midland Industrial, is planning a $2.1 million expansion of its plant, which will mean adding 22 new jobs with an hourly wage of about $20 per hour. The plant currently has 245 employees.

    Mark Baker, vice president of Katayama, said the expansion is planned for the end of the year, and the new jobs should be available soon after that.

  • New Business: Jason D. Fowler, PLLC

    Address: 310 Main St., Shelbyville

    Who we are:  Jason D. Fowler graduated from Shelby County High School in 1997 and  enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves, which, combined with his continuing education, kept him away from Shelby County for nearly a decade. He now has returned home to Shelbyville with a goal of providing legal services to his community.

  • Insight goes all-digital

    Shelby County is about to watch TV on a whole different level.

    The government-mandated conversion of broadcast channels to digital have taken affect, and Insight Communications, which serves Shelby County’s cable TV needs, is making changes, too.

    Just like over-the-air TV, Insight is moving to an all-digital lineup, and for the past two months the company has started informing costumers by mail and through commercials of the network improvements and the possible addition of a mini-box for older analog TVs.

  • A new piece of the pizza pie

    The cheese and sauce of the pizza market in Shelby County are going to have to make room for a new ingredient.

    Snappy Tomato,  a chain based in Burlington, joins the bill of fare in March, when it will open at 1729 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Construction is continuing in the suite next to Family Video. Booths are in place, an oven has been installed and the light fixtures have been delivered.

    A sign out front is encouraging applicants to work there.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 18, 2011

    Goody’s starts program
    to support military

    Goody’s department store has announced a program to support members of the military and their families.
    The store, which is located in Village Plaza in Shelbyville, will sell military-themed reusable tote bags adorned with an American flag, for $5, with all proceeds going to Operation Homefront, a military charity that provides emergency support to military families.

  • New Business: Hance Lawn Care

    Address:888 Cedarmore Road, Bagdad
     
    Who we are:Employee John Hance recently purchased Miller’s Lawn Care from Steve and Donna Miller and will operate the business under his name.

    What we do: We are a business that provides a variety of lawn care services, including chemical applications to control weeds and pests, fertilizer and lime applications, complete kill on driveways and fence rows, trimming and fertilizing of shrubs, mulching and de-thatching along with power seeding.

  • Sentinel-News expands its social network

    The Sentinel-News continues to reach out to you with new forms of news delivery.

    With 3,100 friends on Facebook, ranking it among the most popular newspapers on the social networking site, The Sentinel-News now is offering news updates on Twitter.

    You can follow us on Twitter at @TheSentinelNews.

  • Deeds: Feb. 18, 2011

    PNC Bank, Margaret Y. Baird trust, Calvin L. Baird Jr. to Calvin L Baird Jr., property on Veechdale/Clark Station Road, $61,000

    Ann H. Sanderlin to AHS Realty LLC, 203.79 acres, U.S. 60 west, $725,000

    Phyllis Jane Doolin Estate, Phyllis Jane Harrod Estate, Christopher Harrod to Christopher and Krysta Harrod, Lot 16, Block E, Middleton Heights, $1 and considerations

    Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises to Jonathan T and Lori L. Callis, Lot 7 Mackey, $45,000

  • Martinrea's growth formual: 150 new jobs + 45 old jobs

    Excitement lighting their faces, about 100 employees of Martinrea Heavy Stamping who gathered at the plant Wednesday broke into applause when Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans for the plant’s multimillion-dollar expansion and the addition of 150 new jobs.

    “This twelve-million-dollar investment is going to create one hundred and fifty new jobs for this community, and folks, that’s really something to celebrate,” Beshear told the crowd, which also included city and county officials, some of them seated on the platform behind him.