• Shelbyville resident operates music schools in Jefferson County

    A Shelbyville resident is the owner and operator of music schools in Middletown and St. Matthews in Louisville.

    Brian Curella and his wife, Heather, and three children moved to Shelbyville from Jefferson County seven years ago after falling in love with a historic home on Main Street.

    Curella, who has been in the music business his entire life, established his school, called the Flying Hands of Music School, in 1997.

    A music enthusiast from an early age, he began playing the guitar at age 9 and played his first “gig,” at the age of 11.

  • Kroger not coming to Simpsonville

    A rumor circulating around cyberspace that Kroger plans to locate a new store in Simpsonville is false, company officials said.

    “It is a hot rumor,” said Kroger spokesperson Tim McGuirk, who said Wednesday he has gotten several media inquiries about the topic.

    “We’re not sure where the rumor got started, but we do not have any plans [to locate] in Simpsonville right now.”

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  • Shelby farmers finding niches in Louisville markets

    If you going shopping for products from Shelby County farmers, you won’t find very much in Shelbyville stores, farmers say.

    One reason, said Mary Courtney, who owns Courtney Farms on Vigo Road along with her husband, Shane, said there’s not as much demand for fresh produce in Shelby County as there is in Jefferson County.

  • Pennyman moves to new location

    Pennyman, a thrift and consignment shop, formerly located at Washington and 8th streets, has moved to 702 Main Street.

    The shop is in its third year of operation, and is owned by three sisters, Nancy Winters, Judith Nigh and Kristen Basham, and features home goods, furniture and home accessories.

    Nigh encourages people to check out the shop’s Facebook page.

  • Turning a family passion into a new career

    Remember: Drew Roberts

    Full name:Andrew Rutledge Roberts

    Job Title:Chairman and CEO of Saturday Down South

    Education:Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., communications/business


    Now Lives:Orlando, Fla.


    Family:Wife, Shay, daughter, Leah


  • Picking up some holiday boom

    For those last minute Independence Day shoppers scrambling for celebration necessities like potato salad and hotdog buns, don’t forget to stop by one of the many tents throughout the area to stock up on fireworks.

    While many stands say there are no special discounts for the holiday, most assured that their prices would not increase with the demand, either.

    “We don’t really do specials,” said Jason Baker, area manager for TNT fireworks.

  • Business briefcase: July 4, 2014

    Neal earns Florida

    appellate certification


    Gregg Neal, partner with Neal & Davis, PLLC, has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as an Appellate mediator. This certification is in addition to his certified mediator position. Appellate mediation involves cases that have been appealed to the circuit court, court of appeals and supreme court. Neal is also an approve mediator by the Kentucky Court of Justice.

  • Real estate deeds: June 13

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.

    June 13

    Manuel and Lori Zepeda to Eric and Kylee Palmer, Lot 194 Town N Country Section 9, $195,000

  • 4th sparks an interest in fireworks

    With tents popping up throughout the city, a newcomer might think the circus is in town, but locals know what those tents bring and it’s not clowns and acrobats…it’s better.

    Under those big tops you’ll find gunpowder, chemicals, fuel and other scientific and testosterone-fueled ingredients needed to create the ideal pyrotechnic display – perfect for celebrating your independence with friends and family.

    In other words, fireworks have arrived in Shelby County.

  • Business briefcase: June 27, 2014

    Rooted in Shelby

    gets state grant

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board last Friday approved $254,886 for agricultural diversification projects, including a $1,150 grant for the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service and a new Rooted in Shelby program.

    The program will promote the sale of horticultural, agricultural and other products produced by Kentucky Proud enterprises in Shelby County. The goal of the program is to heighten awareness of products and produce from Shelby County.