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Business

  • Down the stretch for planning a Derby party

    What will you be doing Saturday afternoon when 20 Thoroughbreds dash from the gate at Churchill Downs?

    Chances are you won’t be hosting as many guests as there will be crammed into the stands to watch the 142nd Kentucky Derby, but you probably will have some kind of get together planned, even if it’s just having a few family and friend over to celebrate the most famous 2 minutes in sports.

  • Fruits of their labor

    There’s nothing like a beautiful, sunny day to get people in the moody to buy fresh produce, especially after a long, dreary winter season.

    But the crowd at opening day at Shelby County Farmers Market Saturday had an even broader scope of interest than just buying – they were ready to socialize.

  • Tools of the trade

    It’s small, metal, beaten and banged up, and there’s probably a light coat of sawdust gathering in the bottom but to John Abild, owner of Restoration Workshop of Shelbyville, his toolbox is a treasure chest filled with the tools to beautify just about any piece of neglected woodwork.

    And his toolbox has garnered national attention this month in the Best Toolbox in America contest, a photo contest sponsored by Angie’s List, an online service containing crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses.

  • NAPA store earns high recognition

    Only two years after reopening the NAPA Auto Parts store in Shelbyville, the Riner Group has already distinguished itself in the industry, earning the prestigious Five Star Excellence Award for 2015.

    The five-star status is awarded based on achievement in sales growth, store presentation, wholesale marketing and education and training.

    The NAPA store, located at 114 Main St. in Shelbyville, had closed in 2012, and was reopened the following spring by Shelby Riner, owner of Derby Cycles.

  • Fuel costs rising with the temps

    As we welcome spring, many of us emerge from a long winter spent in the comfort of our warm homes to celebrate the new season with picnics and trips to the lake.

    The aroma of barbeque chicken roasting on the grill and grass clippings fill in the air, our spirits rise with the temperature, as does the price of fuel, just when we need it most. 

    Last Wednesday fuel prices in Shelby County surpassed that fateful $2 mark, costing drivers about 50 cents more per gallon than last month, according to Gasbuddy.com.

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  • Showcase highlights the vibrant Shelby business scene

    For the 14th year the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will flood Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium for its annual iShop Shelby Community Showcase, and the showcase will highlight a new kind of shopping this year – job shopping.

  • CVS to offer overdose drug, Naloxone, by end of March

    About a month after telling The Sentinel-News that it didn’t know when, or if, it would provide access to the opioid overdose-reversal medication Naloxone without a prescription in Kentucky, CVS Health announced this week that it will expand it’s Naloxone program by the end of March at its CVS Pharmacy locations here and seven other states, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Turning art form into function

    If you have a golf lover in your life, a local golf pro may have just the thing for a great gift.

    Derrick Griffitts, PGA professional and course superintendent at the Clear Creek Golf Course, has come up with a unique way of turning old golf clubs into new treasures – making belt buckles out of the metal logos on the bottom of the club.

    Last year Griffitts established Sole Plate Designs, www.soleplatedesigns.com, which showcases some of the 25 or so buckles he has made so far, and offers people the opportunity to have one made to their specifications.

  • Wendy’s charges restaurant tax by mistake

    Wendy’s Restaurant is back on track after mistakenly overcharging customers for nearly a month.

    That overage, totaling $2,973, was in the form of a 3 percent tax Wendy’s was charging customers for the newly instituted Shelbyville restaurant tax.

    The problem is, however, that the restaurant is not located within the city limits of Shelbyville, but instead in the county. Officials from Wendy’s corporate office said a customer brought the mistake to their attention.