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Business

  • Shepherd expands presence in Shelby

    Even as new employment numbers show some improvement around the state, Shelby County has seen a shift in some businesses that has caused some mostly positive news. Shepherd Communications, which is based in Lexington, has moved into a new facility in the Hi Point Industrial Park and is looking to expand. Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation Executive Director Libby Adams said the company is looking to hire about 30 employees. “They have rented our building at Hi Point,” Adams said.

  • Jewish purchases old Shelby group

    The medical practice started by venerable Shelbyville physician Donald Chatham is about to become a part of the company that owns the hospital he helped develop.

    Family Physician Associates in Shelbyville will join the physician network of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare on Aug. 1, which means FPA and its employees become part of the Jewish Physician Group.

  • Business Briefcase July 9, 2010

    KentuckySportsRadio.com founder  brings sports show to Insight Cn|2, Insight Communications’ new local television channel serving regional subscribers in Shelby County, announced that Matt Jones will join the channel as host of a television program focusing on Kentucky sports and as editor of the new cn|2 Sports Web site, sports.mycn2.com. Jones, the founder and editor of the highly popular www.KentuckySportsRadio.com, will begin hosting the television program this fall.

  • EARLIER: Chevron running out of gas in Shelby

    If you buy your gasoline in Shelby County, you are about to see some big changes in your options.

    Chevron’s announcement in December that it would remove all Chevron and Texaco stations in 11 states and the District of Columbia means that at least a half-dozen stores in Shelby will need new sources for gasoline and all-important branding.

  • Hibbett opening in Shelby

     A nationally known retail outlet is coming to Shelby County.

  • Shelby’s unemployment down to 8.8 percent

    Shelby County’s positive employment trend continues.

    Unemployment claims in April were at 8.8 percent, down substantially from March and for the first time in months equal to the rate from 2009.

    In March, Shelby County reported a 9.5 percent unemployment rate.

    Figures released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet showed there were 1,910 unemployed workers in Shelby County.

  • Business Briefcase July 2, 2010

     Turner’s retirement celebration today

  • Hucks to buy Starting Gait stations

    After 36 years pushing Chevron gasoline, Tom Wathen said it’s time to pump in birdie putts rather than fuel.

    Wathen is in the process of selling his three Starting Gait stores to Hucks Stores Inc., a chain of convenience stores based in Illinois.

    Wathen said Huck already had taken over management of the stores, keeping all his employees, but the deal is not completed.

  • Masonic, JHS rated among nation's best

     Good news came as a big surprise to two nursing homes in Shelbyville last week.

  • No time on his hands

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