• Something is cooking at the country club

    Shelbyville will soon be home to a new barbecue-oriented restaurant scheduled to open soon in the latest restaurant foray at the Shelbyville Country Club – the Lodge.

    SCC’s space had been vacant since the end of last year, when Jerry White, who owns the Fun Food Caféin Louisville, closed up his part-time catering and restaurant he had operated there for several months. Greg Gibson, assistant golf pro at the country club, said he does not know why White closed up, only that he could not make a go of it there.

  • Business Briefcase: May 6, 2011

    Chamber’s Goodwin earns

    state’s top certification level

    Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, has earned the Kentucky Accredited Chamber Executive status from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    The KYACE is the only state certification and a steppingstone in line to the only national certification for chamber professionals and is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the core chamber management areas.

  • Shelby Industries adds new division

    A Shelbyville company has installed new equipment that will allow it to add new jobs.

    Shelby Industries received its good news in March, and on Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear and other county officials dropped by its plant on McDaniel Road to see company officials unveil the company’s new precision CNC machining division at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

     “This equipment will allow us to make parts in-house that before we had to get from outside the United States, so this is very significant,” said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

  • Real Estate Deeds: April 29, 2011



    Fannie Mae to Joseph G. Abel, Lot 168 Midland Estates Sec. IV, $96,333

    Jacinta Newsome and Jacinta Cool to Bradley R. and Brittany L. Embry, Lot 8, Longview Estates, $160,000

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robert Jerad Fox, Lot No. 72, Meadowbrook Sec. 1, $87,000

  • Business Briefcase: April 29, 2011

    New massage therapist

    joins Shelby Fit For Life

    Richard Pack, a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, has joined Shelby Fit For Life as a massage therapist.

    Pack said he will help people “re-educate muscles and soft tissue.” He said he believes massage is a key to calming the body, removing pain and helping improve overall health and quality of life.

  • Tech school, JCTC working to manufacture new jobs

    Jefferson Community and Technology College and the Shelby County Area Technology Center are looking for a few good students - good students who are ready for good-paying jobs.

    With some prodding from the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, JCTC has its new Industrial Maintenance program off the ground this year, but the only problem is not many people know about it.

    The same goes for the Area Technology Center, where the program missed a year and is currently being revamped.

  • McDonald’s adds 26 in Shelby after blitz

    The National Hiring Day that McDonald’s held April 19 had an impact in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Representatives of Rick Peter, who owns three stores in Shelby County – two in Shelbyville and one in Waddy – reported a solid turnout on the one-day application bonanza held by the restaurant chain.

    To reiterate, McDonald’s was looking to fill 50,000 jobs nationally, and it’s “job fair” drew millions of applicants for jobs ranging from cash register attendant to management.

  • Horse boarding is a part of business in Shelby County

    Shelby Countians love their horses, and the presence of more than 200 horse farms in the county is a reflection of that.

    But who takes care of all these horses?

    Boarding is a big industry in the county—an industry that Bob Johnson of Cooper Coin Farm in Simpsonville said is important because keeping a horse means one must take care of the animal, and that care has far reaching implications in the equine business, he said.

  • Shelby family's trailer company has taken off

    As Louisville and Lexington gear up for a heavy Kentucky Derby tourist season, folks from all over the country are piling in trains, planes and automobiles to visit the Bluegrass State.

    And all those horses that won races in California, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois and Louisiana and earned a chance to run for the roses are descending on the area, too.

  • Are your beneficiary names up to date?

    When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement accounts? Very likely, the answer is “never.” But you should review them periodically.

    Various life events can signal a need to review and possibly change your beneficiary designations. Consider whether any of the following events have occurred since you named your beneficiaries.