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Business

  • Schooled with the tools

    Though it’s a given that people go to college in hopes of landing good jobs after graduation, students in the Machine Tool Technology program at Jefferson Community & Technical College often get a jump on strong-paying careers long before a sheepskin is placed in their hands.

    Against a backdrop of high unemployment in Kentucky and across the nation, the JCTC program at the Shelbyville campus has for years been placing students with a variety of industries in the region, an

  • Shelby horses around with Thoroughbreds

    There’s no Timely Tip this year.

    The Shelby County-bred horse won the Arkansas and Ohio derbies and ran a game 15th in the 1954 Kentucky Derby. But Timely Tip did clip heels with eventual winner Determined at the start.

    There’s no Saigon Warrior, although maybe that’s a good thing.

  • Shelby’s 3 feed stores cater to Thoroughbred industry

    The first Saturday in May brings visitors from all over the world to Louisville, and all that racing makes them get hungry.

    Luckily some of the best food is produced and sold right here in Shelby County. And we're not just talking about the people.

    Among  Tapp’s Feed Store, Metzger’s Country Store and Bagdad Roller Mills, Shelby County has the equine buffet covered.

  • Business Briefcase: April 30, 2010

     Appliance rebates continue

  • Business Briefcase April 23, 2010

    Lead paint training

    A new EPA ruling about lead paint goes into effect soon, and Andriot's is holding class starting at 8 a.m. Friday at Andriot's on Main Street for contractors to be certified. Call 859-273-5117 or www.epaleadtraining.com to register. This 8-hour class is limited to 24 registrants with a small fee to be a certified renovator.

     

    Jewish Hospital exec named to board

  • How the Kentucky Derby roses are read

    When Gertrude Stein wrote, “A rose is a rose is a rose,” she certainly wasn’t aware of the rigorous rose selection for the Kentucky Derby’s garland of roses.

    “Our order of roses for this year is about seven thousand,” says Joyce Blair, the “rose lady” who is the liaison between Churchill Downs Inc. and Kroger, which constructs the garland for the Derby and the garland of lilies for the Kentucky Oaks.

  • Downtown goes to the 'dogs

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  • Where’s the Beef?

    After months of finagling, a change in a county ordinance, lots of construction and a rousing of the community, the national restaurant chain Beef O’Brady’s will open its doors in Shelby County on Monday morning.

    Just to catch you up: Management of the company in Tampa approved an unnamed local franchisee early in 2009. That came after Shelby County Fiscal Court reversed a longstanding tie and voted to allow alcohol to be sold in county restaurants on Sunday.

  • Business Briefcase April 16, 2010

    Mooneyhan wins Leadership award

  • Business Briefcase April 9, 2010

     Hargadon named top manager

    Pat Hargadon, Shelby County agency manager for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2009 Agency Manager of the Year for District Three.