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Business

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 11, 2011

    Black & Decker acquires

    Borders Unlimited’s property

    One company that has closed in Shelbyville has sold its facility to that is expanding.

    Borders Unlimited, which closed up shop this past summer on Pearce Industrial Road in Shelbyville, sold the nearly 4 acres it owned there to Black & Decker US Inc., which in early October received preliminary approval for state economic incentives for a $2 million expansion project.

  • New business: W. Matthew Wade, PLLC

    Address:308 Main St., Suite A, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Matt Wade is a Shelbyville native who went to Georgetown College, then the University of Louisville School of Law, and is now coming back to practice in his home town after gaining valuable experience with a Louisville law firm for the past four years. The bulk of his practice will be in Shelby County, but he will be going to surrounding county courts when necessary.

     

  • Gallery rings in holiday season

    This week is the official holiday opening at the Wakefield Scearce Galleries on Washington Street in Shelbyville, and shoppers and browsers alike flocked to the always highly decorated shops to see new items and share in the spirit of the season.

     

  • Real estate deeds: Nov. 11, 2011

    Oct. 12-16

    Laura C. Ford to Laura Ford Living Trust, Tracts 1-2, Hancock Farms, $270,000

    Carmela T. and Patrick Hall to Barry and Veronique Armes, Lot 9, Spring Oak Estates, $249,900

    60/2nd Wash LLC to T&$ Car Wash LLC, Lot 31, Simpsonville, $205,000

    John M. and Sheryl S. Jones to Sheryl S. Jones, Lot 90, Hi Point Village Phase I, $167,000

    Christopher and Kelley Johnson to Justin R. Kubly, Lot 27, Long Run Farms Sec. 2., $345,000

  • 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.