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Business

  • Stores getting ready for Halloween

    For Halloween costumes this year, who ya gonna call?

    All the local haunts promise to be a good bet, including at Walgreens, where customers coming in the door are greeted by the sight of a bright orange, grinning jack-o-lantern.

    “We still have a lot of candy left, but it’s going fast,” said Karen Arnold, manager of Walgreens. “We have a lot of decorations left, too, but someone bought our big ghost.”

    She said was referring to a large inflatable decoration the store had on display.

  • New business: THE MALL at Governor’s Square

    Address:  150 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Owners Ron and Cheryl Poore have extensive retail experience in their background. Cheryl is a fulltime realtor with Century 21, and Ron is a regional director with JaniKing of Louisville.  They have had success with their booths at the old Peddlers Mall on Midland Trail. 

     

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 28, 2011

    Peeples named chair of KCTCS regents

    P.G. Peeples is the new chairman of the KCTCS board of regents. A native of Lynch and a graduate of the KCTCS at Southeast Community College, he has spent 42 years at the Lexington Urban League, where he serves as an advocate for the disadvantaged. During his tenure as president/CEO, the organization has developed programs for clerical training, open housing, community development, training in penal institutions and operation of a community radio station.

  • Roll Forming awarded prestigious safety status

    “This is just wonderful,” said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, who was among the 200 people who gathered Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House to witness Roll Forming Corporation receive a prestigious safety award.

    Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown presented company officials with the SHARP certification, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, for having taken extraordinary measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

  • Real estate deeds: Oct. 28, 2011

    Oct. 5-11

    Paco properties to Hargadon Farms LLC, Tracts 2-4 on Six Mile Creek, $10 and considerations

    Donald Hamilton Inc. to Andrew Adams, Unit 305A Town N Country Section XI, $199,500

    James C. Hardy and Cinderella Fay Hardy to Donna Jo Cheak, Lot 5G-3B Dogwood Trace Phase 5, $115,000

    Franklin and Katie Jeffcoat to William W. Mahuron and Katherine R. Turner, Lot 52 Hunting Hills Phase 4, Sec. II, $150,000

    Regent Properties LLC to WRE Properties LLC, Lot 1 Steve Hayden Subdivision, $1 and considerations

  • Rural King blows into Shelby to big buzz

    The rain, wind and cold didn’t stop the shoppers from keeping their appointed rounds at Rural King on Thursday.

    The official grand opening of the store, which actually unlocked its doors on Sunday, nearly five weeks ahead of schedule, brought out a high volume of shoppers browsing the new  store’s eclectic assortment of goods.

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 21, 2011

    JHS staff receives

    2 ‘quality’ awards

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently recognized team members for state and national distinctions in quality patient care and for having clean facilities.

  • New Business: FINDINGS of Shelbyville

    Address: 700 Main St., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Billie Smith of Shelbyville is the co-owner of Under the Sun and now the proud sole owner of FINDINGS of Shelbyville. Her expertise in design and creation along with her flair for uniqueness makes her a wonderful fixture to downtown Shelbyville. A resident of Shelbyville for more than 25 years, her love and support for her community is apparent to all who know her.

     

  • Shelby fixture Kelly retires today

    Connie Kelly, longtime downtown business owner, smiled as she talked about today being her last day at her antique shop.

    “We have been here 22 years to the day; I will walk out the same day I walked in,” she said.

    Kelly, owner of Antiques for You, is retiring after more than two decades of operating her shop at 528 Main Street.

    Kelly sold her shop to one of her antique dealers, Lisa Peck, who will take over on Saturday. She said that Peck doesn’t plan to change things much and will keep the same antique dealers that she had.

  • Opening of donut shop plugs a hole in Shelby's foodscaope

    The sign has been up for weeks, but the fresh smell of donuts wafting down Midland Trail on Tuesday was the first sure-fire sign that Donut Express had finally fired up the ovens.

    The store completes high-calorie corner in Shelbyville, located in the small shopping center at 1732 Midland Trail by Papa Johns Pizza and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, but there won't be a lot of direct competition.

    Donut Express is open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., and with everything made fresh daily, you better get there early.