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Business

  • EARLIER: Vera Bradley says store owes it money

    The owners of one of Shelbyville’s more unusual stores are being sued by a well-known national company that says the store hasn’t paid its bill.

    Vera Bradley, an Indiana-based company specializing in a wide variety of popular gift items, has filed suit against the owners of Weeds and Things, charging it its suit against their Rockbridge Farmhouse Inc. that they owe $21,173 for purchases in 2010.

    The suit seeks repayment along with reimbursement of attorney’s fees.

  • Business Briefcase: May 27, 2011

    Shelby native Appel promoted
    to cabinet’s director of personnel

    Shelby County native Stephanie Appel has been promoted to director of personnel for the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. She will help the Justice Cabinet manage union relations, furloughs, KHRIS (Kentucky Human Resource Information System), and uniform personnel policies. She will oversee all of the Cabinet’s departmental personnel managers.

  • Shelbyville plant to consider expansion

    A Shelbyville business is considering doubling the size of its plant, and state economic development officials announced an incentive package for the company on Thursday.

    Creative Packaging Company, located at 1700 Isaac Shelby Drive, is considering doubling its 100,000 square-foot plant, and the potential expansion could create 25 new jobs over a 10-year period.

  • Horse owners alerted: Prepare for West Nile

    The rain continued to fall this week – at least not as hard as it has – but all that does is add to two huge concerns for summer: more mosquitoes and a much greater threat of West Nile Virus infecting horses.

    For that reason, the state department of agriculture earlier this week issued an alert to horse owners to be prepared for a greater threat of the virus, which has in the past decade infected hundreds of horses and killed 137.

  • Business Briefcase: May 20, 2011

    Lemay receives top honor

    for humanitarian efforts

    Arnie Lemay, who has done extensive work in support of the Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville, director of engineering at  the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, was named by the hospital’s parent company, HCA, as the winner of the 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award, he company’s highest honor.

  • New business: AA Service Center

    Address: 6526 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:  AA Service Center is owned by Randall Ryan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive service. The center is managed by Mike Walker.

     

    What we do:  AA Service Center services all makes and models cars, performing maintenance such as oil changes and tune-ups. The company also has tow trucks and serves as AAA provider for Shelby County.

     

  • A whole lot of power

    Employees of Shelbyville Asphalt and Edwards Moving and Rigging on Wednesday prepare a 460,000-pound transformer for transport to Frankfort. Mark Skillman, operations manager for Shelbyville Asphalt, said his company is working together with Edwards to move the transformer for Kentucky Utilities. He said the trailer that will be used to move the transformer will be the length of a football field. “We will have to shut down U.S. 60 tomorrow [Thursday] for a short time to do it,” he said. 

  • Major railway repairs under way in Shelby County

    Every morning, not long after sunrise, an army of workers in hardhats and a fleet of red-painted machines amass in an old parking lot next to the railroad crossing on Todds Point Road in Simpsonville.

  • Business Briefcase: May 13, 2011

    Bailey’s Service Center

    No. 1 for transmissions

    Bailey’s Service Center, which has been repairing automobiles in Shelby County for more than three decades, has been honored by Jasper Engines and Transmissions as its top installer in Kentucky for 2010.

  • New business: Ink and Skin Studios

    Address: 44 7th St., Shelbyville