• Business Briefcase: July 22, 2011

    SCPS members attend professional meeting

  • Two Shelby natives leading investor regulation move

    Since congress hasn’t made a plan as to who will regulate the United States’ investment-advisory firms, two Shelby County High School graduates, Tyler Roberts and Tyler Montell, are building a plan for regulation with Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO).

  • Hay crop down after wet spring

    After one of the wettest springs on record, farmers struggled to get their first cut of hay finished and the county’s hay crop appeared to be in jeopardy.

    But, despite the early heat and continued storms, things have turned out better than expected.

    Agriculture Extension Agent Brett Resse, with the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, said the hay yield is not as bad as it could have been after the rainy spring. But that’s mostly because the yield has been off over the last few years, too.

  • Scrap metal company asks for zoning change

    A scrap metal recycling company will stand before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday, asking for a zone change to build a facility on Kentucky Street.

    Midwest Metal Corporation, a privately owned metal processing company that accepts aluminum, scrap metal, copper and brass, is asking for the zoning change from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2) on a roughly 10-acre parcel of land at 478 Kentucky Street.

  • New business: Cotton Blossom Quilting Shop

    Address: 522 Washington St., Shelbyville

    Who we are: Naomi and Kieth Cable are the owners. Naomi has been quilting for years and started a longarm quilting business at home, and it has taken off to become a full quilting shop.

  • Shelby County Flea Market continues to thrive

    The Shelby County Flea Market almost has become a safe-haven for people seeking recession-proof businesses and doesn’t show major signs of slowing down.

    “We were having a real good first of the year, and then gas prices shot up, and it kind of slowed things down again,” Manager Dana Smith said. “It’s kind of a cycle with the gas. When gas goes up, their [people’s] extra money goes in the gas tank.”

  • Researching research to plant food facility
  • Business Briefcase: July 15, 2011

    Heritage principal Rucker

    attends executive training

  • Former CEO Wade expands suit vs. Citizens Union Bank

    Former CEO Billie Wade’s lawsuit against Citizens Union Bank is headed for a jury trial next spring – with some new defendants and claims that were added this week.

    Wade, who had led CUB since 1991, left the bank in March 2010 amid state and federal reviews of the bank’s lending practices, and in July 2010 filed suit, charging wrongful termination, that the bank lied about his departure, cost him income and discriminated against him.

  • Job growth ticking up in Shelby County

    Signs are pointing to a rebound in the local economy as more than 600 jobs have been added to Shelby County industrial base this year.

    "Yes, I do think we're on a rebound," said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial Foundation. "Things are looking up for Shelby County anyway, and really across the state things are looking up, too. People are feeling real good right now."