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Business

  • Denny’s soon to join Flying J in Waddy

    In the next few months, you can get your grand slam breakfasts in Shelby County.
    Denny’s, the nation’s largest restaurant chain and known for 24-hour breakfasts and early bird specials, will open its first restaurant in Shelby County at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Waddy.
    Signs have been up along Interstate 64, touting the arrival, but the booths won’t be ready for you to take a seat until sometime in March.

  • Sentinel-News wins 21 awards

    Staffers from The Sentinel-News took home 21 awards – including seven first-place awards – in the judging by the Kentucky Press Association.
    The awards, announced at a banquet Friday night in Louisville, included first places in such high profile categories as Editorial Writing and Investigative reporting, and the newspaper finished third as the Best Multiweekly Newspaper for 2010.
    In 2009, when the paper was named the best in the state, it won the same number of awards but fewer first-place awards.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 21, 2011

    Mount Eden author
    honored by pet groups
    Paula Sparrow of Mount Eden, author of Kentucky Living's Creature Comforts, has been awarded the 2011 Media Advocacy award from Pet Groups United, an organization representing animal welfare and rescue groups from Kentucky and southern Indiana.
    The award is given to a person who uses the media (print, television, Internet) to educate the public about animal rescue.

  • Farm conglomerate CPS new owner of Miles

    You may have noticed a new though not totally unfamiliar name on the sign in front of one of Shelby County’s oldest farm supply facilities.
    Miles Farm Center, the owner since 1999 of a plant that has served Shelby County’s agricultural community for decades, has been gobbled up Crop Production Services, one of the nation’s largest agribusiness companies.
    CPS purchased the store on the corner of Taylorsville Road and Old Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville and 19 others from Miles Farm Supply, a Western Kentucky chain founded in 1960 by William Miles.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 14, 2011

    Waldridge receives certification
    as Medical Review Officer

    Dr. Ron Waldridge II recently received certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for federally regulated drug testing programs. As a Medical Review Officer, Waldridge is now certified to ensure quality and determine the validity of drug tests. The study and subsequent certification provide a working understanding of the legal and technical issues involved in drug testing.

  • As gas prices surge, Thorntons goes ‘flex’

    Gasoline prices continue to be on the rise, with some predicting per-gallon costs could reach $4 by summer, and Thorntons, the chain of gasoline/convenience stores, is taking a step that could reduce some customers’ reliance on fossil fuel – and help clean the air a bit, too.
    Thorntons officials announced this week that it is rolling out E85, the Ethanol-based alternative fuel referred to by some as “flex fuel” that can be used in many new vehicles.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 7, 2011


    Gramig named president
    of Louisville-based non-profit

    MaryAnn Gramig of Shelby County has been named president of ROCK-Building Stronger Communities and Families, succeeding Bryan Wickens, who will serve as chairman of the ROCK’s board of directors.
    This non-profit organization's mission is to "preserve and protect the founding principles upon which the nation was founded by promoting decency and a wholesome environment where all families can flourish."

  • Business Q&A: Adam Ruiz

    Adam Ruiz, 48, is the chief of staff at Citizens Union Bank, where he has worked for the past five years. He is a native of Texas and is scheduled to complete a doctoral degree from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in May. His wife, Denise, is a chaplain at Norton Hospital. Recently Ruiz became involved in administering the Congressional Awards Program, which is designed to expand community service among young people. He talked with The Sentinel-News about the program and how businesses might become involved.

  • Business Q&A: Adam Ruiz

    Adam Ruiz, 48, is the chief of staff at Citizens Union Bank, where he has worked for the past five years. He is a native of Texas and is scheduled to complete a doctoral degree from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in May. His wife, Denise, is a chaplain at Norton Hospital. Recently Ruiz became involved in administering the Congressional Awards Program, which is designed to expand community service among young people. He talked with The Sentinel-News about the program and how businesses might become involved.

  • Food prices up slightly but less than nationally

    This is probably no big shock, but you paid slightly more for your food in 2010.
    The latest survey by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation shows that retail food prices grew about by $2.71 – that’s 2.5 percent – in December and were up about 3.9 percent from 2009.
    Farm Bureau surveys 40 basic grocery items, and its sales ticket totaled up to $109.21.
    Twenty-two items on the list increased in price, and 16 decreased. Two items – cucumbers and a 24-slice package of American cheese – remained the same.