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Business

  • Chow down: Food prices fell in 2009 -- but not everyone notices

    You may not realize it when you looked at the cash-register receipt, but you’ve been paying less lately for your groceries.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau just released its annual survey of food prices, and its figures show those prices declined 5.6 percent statewide in 2009.

  • A gold rush is coming to Shelby

     In January 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California. During the next few years of the American Gold Rush, more than 300,000 men, women and children flooded the West to seek their fortunes by panning or mining for raw gold. 

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 15, 2010

     Red Cross looking for help

    The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help in emergencies. Volunteers provide transportation for disaster relief, collect blood, provide health and safety training and numerous other activities and services. There are several roles available in the Shelby and Henry County areas. Call 502-633-2486.

  • The roof is up, and the store is open

    After struggling through the building process, Family Video will finally open its doors today.

    The store, located at 1733, Midland Trail, saw its roof collapse twice during construction, but now the store has a roof and is full of new videos just wanting to be rented.

    Store Manager Adam Wainwright said the Family Video stands out from the pack.

  • Some like it hot...and some hotter

    Half inventor, half entrepreneur, Mike Darst's calm, even demeanor couldn't hide his passion for peppers, especially hot peppers.

    In the kitchen of his Waddy farmhouse, Darst tapped some of his Devil Dust onto a plate. This four-pepper seasoning was developed over the course of nearly 20 years.

  • Kentucky Horseshoeing School to move from Mt. Eden to Lexington

    In a couple of weeks, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School will close the heavy wooden doors of its 31-year home in Mt. Eden and head to a new facility near Lexington.

    "They were wonderful neighbors to the Mt. Eden Community, and we will

    certainly miss them," said Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, whose

    district includes Mt. Eden. "They served students all of the world."

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 8, 2010

      

    Torrey Smith opens in Middletown

    Shelbyville-based Torrey Smith Realty Co. is opening an office at 12906 Shelbyville Road, Suite 220, in Middletown.

  • 125 years of a daily grind

    The skyscrapers in Bagdad are filled with corn, wheat and soybeans, not office workers.

    This weekend, the city's landmark business, Bagdad Roller Mills, a forest of steel gray silos in the heart of Bagdad, will celebrate 125 years in business. The company is one of the oldest agribusinesses in the region.

    There will be a customer appreciation day, complete with food and tours of the plant on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The mills are located near the intersection of Ky. 395 and Ky. 12.

  • Bekaert adds environmentally friendly technology

    Bekaert Shelbyville Plant Manager Kendall Hall said his employees start every day by talking about safety. Recently, the plant took a big step toward that goal of safety, both for its employees and the environment.

    “We're trying to walk the walk and talk the talk,” Hall said.

    The Bekaert Shelbyville Plant, which produces steel wire for products such as chain link fences to spiral bound notebooks, installed a new water-air patenting bath to replace the molten lead bath technology it previously used.

  • EARLIER: Let the holiday season begin

    Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will be holding its annual Christmas Gala until Saturday.

    Located at historic Science Hill at 525 Washington Street, this multiroom gallery features myriad holiday treasures for sale, as well as other antiques, for which the gallery is well-known.

    Decorator Patti Wilson said the gallery holds a Christmas Gala each year as a unique way to kick off the holiday season.