• Business briefcase: Aug.8 , 2014

    Local farmer appointed to

    Farm Credit Mid-America Board

    Mary Courtney of Bagdad, Kentucky has been appointed to the Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors. Her one-year term began July 1.

    Courtney raisesburley tobacco, grain, vegetable produce and cattle on more than 600 acres in central Kentucky. Along with her husband, Shane, they co-own Courtney Farms and Lawns of Perfection. She serves on the board of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and is a member of the Shelby County Extension Council.

  • A showing business

    While perusing the isles of Masterpieces for Your Home on Main Street, you can’t miss a booth overflowing with horse related products and Shelby County décor.

    Eeta Sachon, owner of the Parisian Horse, has formed a living out of marketing the Bluegrass State and Shelby County, featuring everything from horseshoe-adorned spoons to Kentucky embroidered pillows.

    And the Shelbyville Horse Show is what got it all started.

    Attending the horse shows in Kentucky inspired her to move to Shelby County.

  • Shopping for a cause

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is scheduled to open to the general public Thursday and with between 20,000 and 40,000 shoppers expected a plethora of concerns for the impending traffic issues and parking availability have been expressed.

    However, there’s a great alternative for those that want to shop Simpsonville’s new 364,000-square-foot retail center before everyone else and also avoid the opening day traffic on Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64.

  • State approves tax incentives for Katayama expansion

    Shelbyville’s industrial community received a boon Thursday when a local plant got good news from state economic development officials.

    Katayama American Inc. received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority $200,000 in tax incentives toward a $16.8 million addition to its plant on Midland Industrial Drive.

  • 20 years of leaders

    While celebrating a milestone this year – the recruitment of its 20th class – Leadership Shelby is still growing strong and even more invaluable to the business community than ever, members say.

  • Business briefcase: July 25, 2014

    Kentucky food prices continue

    Slow climb in 2nd quarter

  • Food service inspections, June

    These reports are provided to The Sentinel-News by the Department for Public Health.


    Paradise Spirits & Fine Wine, 194 Frankfort Rd., 7/7/14, regular, 100%

    Tomorrow’s Promise Childcare, 626 Frankfort Rd., 7/7/14, regular, 98% - All products must be dated, with date opened or date to be thrown away; microwave unclean, can opener unclean

    Clear Creek FAC Concession II, 717 Burks Branch Rd., 6/2/14, regular, 98% - Need screen over vent in storage room

  • Shelbyville resident operates music schools in Jefferson County

    A Shelbyville resident is the owner and operator of music schools in Middletown and St. Matthews in Louisville.

    Brian Curella and his wife, Heather, and three children moved to Shelbyville from Jefferson County seven years ago after falling in love with a historic home on Main Street.

    Curella, who has been in the music business his entire life, established his school, called the Flying Hands of Music School, in 1997.

    A music enthusiast from an early age, he began playing the guitar at age 9 and played his first “gig,” at the age of 11.

  • Kroger not coming to Simpsonville

    A rumor circulating around cyberspace that Kroger plans to locate a new store in Simpsonville is false, company officials said.

    “It is a hot rumor,” said Kroger spokesperson Tim McGuirk, who said Wednesday he has gotten several media inquiries about the topic.

    “We’re not sure where the rumor got started, but we do not have any plans [to locate] in Simpsonville right now.”

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  • Shelby farmers finding niches in Louisville markets

    If you going shopping for products from Shelby County farmers, you won’t find very much in Shelbyville stores, farmers say.

    One reason, said Mary Courtney, who owns Courtney Farms on Vigo Road along with her husband, Shane, said there’s not as much demand for fresh produce in Shelby County as there is in Jefferson County.