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Business

  • Tomatoes playing catch-up at Wendy's

    Yes, we have no tomatoes. We have no tomatoes today.

    Well, the signs at Wendy’s restaurants in Shelby County sort of say that.

    They tell customers that tomatoes only will be available on certain items and by request because of a worldwide tomato shortage.

  • Business Briefcase Feb, 26, 2010

     Webb named RE/MAX top 10

  • JCTC dedicates room to Industrial Foundation

    When the idea of putting a campus for the Jefferson Community and Technical College in Shelby County came along 10 years ago, location was a key issue.

    But the Shelby Industrial and Development Foundation put an end to that concern - acquiring acreage next to Shelby County High School that wasn't even for sale - and the school had its new home.

    On Monday, JCTC officials said thanks to the foundation, unveiling a plaque that dedicated the school's community room in its honor.

  • A local plant is back in operation

    Superb IPC LLC opened its doors in November, 2009 at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, a facility previous owned and operated by Greenkote. 

    A partnership of former managers from Greenkote -- Michael Hesketh, Milton Sheehan and Bill Ramsey -- acquired all assets and provided the working capital to re-established the business.

    Stacy Craig, Plant Manager of Superb IPC said that the facility currently has only six employees but plans to hire more as soon as business is awarded.

    When Greenkote closed in January 2009 it employed 54 people. 

  • EARLIER: Stores gearing up for Black Friday

    This year, merchants in Shelby County are hoping that Black Friday will be a red-letter day.

    Most are holding huge sales targeted for the launch of the Christmas shopping season, which officially gets under way today with a stampede of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters hitting the doors early and often in search of rare items and great prices.

    But how does recovering from a recession affect retailers' hopes for a profitable season of sales?

    Most in Shelby County are optimistic, because they say sales have slowly begun to pick up lately.

  • EARLIER: Stores gearing up for Black Friday

    This year, merchants in Shelby County are hoping that Black Friday will be a red-letter day.

    Most are holding huge sales targeted for the launch of the Christmas shopping season, which officially gets under way today with a stampede of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters hitting the doors early and often in search of rare items and great prices.

    But how does recovering from a recession affect retailers' hopes for a profitable season of sales?

    Most in Shelby County are optimistic, because they say sales have slowly begun to pick up lately.

  • EARLIER: Hotel sold at auction for less than $3 million

    The hotel formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express on Club House Drive in Shelbyville, now operating as the Ritz Inn and Suites, was sold at auction Thursday for just less than $3 million.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation had taken the hotel into receivership last month because its former owners, JMG Hospitality LLC, owed more than $2 million in defaulted loans and also had been delinquent on its property taxes.

  • New Business: DX3 Tattoo-N-Piercin

     Staff photo by Lisa King

    Cutlines:

    • Desiree Duffner works on a tattoo at DX3 Tattoo-N-Piercing on Robin Road.

    • His wife is the tattoo artist, and Kevin Duffner is in charge of body piercing.

     

    New business: DX3 Tattoo-N-Piercings

     

  • New business: Shelbyville Transmission Plus Auto Repair

    Owned by: Dave Atherton

    Location: 568 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

    Phone: 633-5994 or 301-0323

    What we do: Atherton has over 30 years experience in the automotive repair and transmission business. Originally from Detroit, he worked there with various automotive companies – Cottman Industries, A-1 Transmission, Royal Transmissions and other national companies. He has owned several repair businesses and still owns Atherton Transmission in Louisville.

  • Holiday Inn gets its old name back

     The former Holiday Inn Express is going to be flying that familiar name once again.