• Business briefcase: Sept. 19 , 2014

    Nation joins

    McDaniel Insurance


    Amy Nation, formally of Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County, has recently joined McDaniel Insurance Agency located at 602 Main Street in Shelbyville. To contact nation, call 502-909-0920.


    Massie honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

  • Sigma stretches to new facility in Shelby County


  • New dialysis clinic under construction

    Ground has been broken for another new dialysis facility in Shelbyville.

    Although the building is not going up yet, earth has been cleared for the Shelbyville DaVita Dialysis Clinic, to be located at 100 Church View St. off Mack Walters Road, just east of Village Plaza.

    The clinic, owned by Preferred Properties Partnership of Louisville, will occupy one acre of land encompassing 8,138 square feet in an area was once occupied by a nursing home.

  • Screaming for ice cream

    Ice cream lovers may be excited by a banner hanging on the marquee at Middleton Station on Midland Trail proclaiming the coming of a new Baskin-Robbins store.

    Charlie and Karen Bertram of Oldham County will own Shelby County’s first Baskin-Robbins store, and they are new to the ice cream business.

  • CVS drops tobacco products

    If you go into a CVS pharmacy and can’t find your brand of tobacco product, there’s a reason; the store stopped carrying tobacco products Wednesday.

    The entire area behind the counter in the Shelbyville location, where cigarettes and other tobacco products used to be stored, is now bare. In place of the tobacco products are now a few posters encouraging customers to stop smoking.

  • CUB bank renovating Main Street location

    Renovations on Citizens Union Bank's downtown branch at Main and 9th streets are still underway, bank officials say.

    "We are updating the drive-through, drive-through lanes and ATM, and doing some renovations inside," said Dave Bowling, bank president.

    The bank will remain open during the renovations.

  • Real estate deeds: July 9-18

    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.



    July 9

    Christopher and Casey White and Attorney in Fact Casey White and Casey Miller, Lot 114 Hi Point Village III, Phase 1, $132,500

  • Powerful professional mom

    As the Director of Marketing for the KFC Yum! Center, Sandra Kendall has accomplished a lot at the young age of 33.

    “I’ve been promoting for KFC (Yum! Center) since they opened,” she said.

    As the marketing director, Kendall is responsible for all things public relations related for the fifth largest arena in the nation including updating social media, advertising and event marketing.

    And the Shelbyville mom of two was recognized for her accomplishments this month in Today’s Woman magazine.

  • Our growing, changing labor force

    The first Monday in September was set aside for Labor Day in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, but its roots actually date back to the early 1880s.

    But with labor in the name, many think the day is still set up to only praise those that work with their backs and hands, making up the backbone of our proud labor force.

    But within our industries, where the Labor Day movement first started, there is so much more.

    While assembly line work still makes up a portion of our vast industrial base in Shelby County, industries also offer much more than that.

  • A lifetime of labor

    In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday.  However, this historical moment arrived twelve years after Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City, on September 5, 1882.

    On that day, ten thousand workers marched from City Hall to Union Square, marking the first Labor Day parade in history.

    In addition, workers gathered for picnics, concerts and speeches as a strike to demonstrate an opposition to unfair treatment in the labor industry.