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Business

  • Death of co-owner delays Talon's grape-planting

    There are no grapes in the ground at the Talon Winery in Shelby County.

    The acreage surrounding its beautiful tasting room on Gordon Lane remains planted in grasses and flowers, and there’s no firm date when grape seedlings might be planted.

    Officials at the winery had said when its tasting room opened last spring that they planned to plant the vines this March. They cited an unusually wet spring as a reason they were delaying the planting.

  • New business: Vibrant Ink Tattoos

    Address: 44  7th Street, Shelbyville.

    Who we are:  Vibrant Ink Tattoos is new to town but not to tattooing. The shop has two other "sister" tattoo shops in Georgetown (Body Art Tattoos) and Frankfort (Immortal Ink Tattoos).

    What we do: The company says it will bring quality tattoo work at affordable pricing. It promises a safe, clean, sterile environment and friendly service.

  • EARLIER: Southville says yes to winery

    Ferenc Vegh and Lisa Davis had been anxiously awaiting a special election for their winery that took place Tuesday, and the community of Southville didn't let them down.

    Precinct officer Vivian Lisby said that about 175 voters turned out to cast their votes, with an overwhelming majority - approximately 130 - voting in favor of allowing Vegh-Davis Vineyard to open as a winery near Southville.

  • Two award-winners show how Masonic seeks to help residents

    The diligent work of staff at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville has drawn some special attention: Two awards from Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

    Carl Hudson received the Dietary Award, and Leslie Mann received the award for Rehabilitation Services for their work in helping treat the elderly at their facility on Frankfort Road.

  • Young adults participate in SummerWorks program

    SummerWorks2009, a Kentuckiana Works initiative that is a federally funded stimulus program, provided temporary employment for 521 young people throughout the state – including 49 from Shelby County.

    In addition to employment, the program, funded by $1.4 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also provided work readiness skills to young adults age 16-24 in Bullitt, Jefferson and Shelby counties.

  • Now hiring; Man’s best friend

    If you think the job market has gone to the dogs, you’ve never been more correct.

    Paid with belly rubs and the occasional scrap of people food, several four-legged pooches have become local celebrities through their daily work at businesses in downtown Shelbyville.

    Eli Cooper Garrett, a shirt-wearing, 5-month-old handheld Yorkshire Terrier owned by Bobby and Amye Garrett of To Be Continued, quickly has won the hearts of many.

  • Media vet Barry is new advertising manager

    Dan Barry, a veteran of two decades of advertising experience, is the new advertising manager of The Sentinel-News.

    Barry joined the staff in October, replacing Neal Kimbell, who became the practice manager at Diagnostic Imaging in Shelbyville.

  • Bob Hook to stay in business

    Five months after receiving a letter from General Motors informing them that their dealership was being closed, Bob Hook Chevrolet now has learned that it will be able to stay in business.

    "Obviously, we're just ecstatic that we're being reinstated," said David Hook, general manager of the GM dealership on Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville.

  • Ledco sold to Masonite

    Another family-owned business in Shelbyville has drawn the attention of an outside company.

    Ledco, the Solomon family’s interior door-manufacturing company for nearly 50 years, has been acquired by Masonite Inc. of Tampa, an international manufacturer of residential and commercial doors with customers in more than 85 countries.

  • Business Briefcase March 26, 2010

     Turner joins with AAA

    Turner Insurance Agency of Shelbyville has been appointed an independent agent for AAA.

    “For more than a century, AAA has been a leader in automotive safety and travel services,” agency owner Kurt Turner said in announcing the connection. “But they’re also a leader in auto and home insurance.”