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Business

  • New Meineke owner has passion for community service

    A long-established business owner is making his way into Shelby County, and that could be good news both for local motorists and charities.

    Bryan Brown recently opened his 13th Meineke Car Care Center in the former Moore’s Automotive on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, and while it’s his newest location it’s also closest to home.

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital merging with Shelby office

     Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s has been working with local healthcare providers Children’s Heart Specialists for some time, but the connection is about to get deeper. 

  • Cinema improving quality

     Shelby County’s movie theatre is getting an upgrade. 

    The cinema has been purchased by a new company, Infinity, and for manager Derek Fitch, that makes it a prime time for some new additions and renovations. 

    “We’re going to repaint the front of the building, we’re putting in digital boards for the signage out front for the times and the concessions menu,” Fitch said. “We are going to be getting a liquor license pretty soon…Down the road, we will hopefully be getting some upgraded seating as well.”

  • Tammy Sue Miller named Workforce Development Coordinator

    Tammy Sue Miller thinks that businesses need to change the way they communicate with new workers, and she’s in just the right place to help them do that.

    “Sometimes, we have to change our mindset to maintain our workforce,” Miller said. “It’s getting our employers to realize that, with millennials, what they’re looking for in a workforce is totally different from maybe what they’ve had for 15 to 20 years.”

  • Despite statewide EMS shortages, Shelby is fully staffed

     Despite reports of EMS worker shortages around the country, Shelby County EMS director Jerrett Barnes confirms that his office is fully staffed – for now.

    “This isn’t just a state issue. It’s a national issue,” Barnes said. “You can read story after story about shortages in EMS, particularly for paramedics.”

  • Taste and Tunes moves to Red Orchard

     According to John Wieland, the annual Tastes and Tunes event is a little different every year.

    The event is a showcase of the best in local eats from a wide selection of cooks.

    “It features a taste of Shelby County with a variety of food vendors,” Wieland, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, said. “From restaurants to caterers to the culinary classes at the local high school.”

  • Local dentist offering membership plan

    Millions of Americans do not have access to dental insurance, but one Shelby dentist is helping offset costs with his new dental membership plan.

  • Proposed distillery plans have stalled

    Plans for a distillery in Waddy have stalled.

    In December, the Triple S Planning Commission heard the development plan for a 30,000 square foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property just south of Interstate-64 at the intersection of Bardstown Trail and Buzzard Roost Road.

  • Shelby-centric gifts

    As you conclude your big box store shopping spree this evening, don’t get too cozy in your pajamas for a long night of rest.

    There is still a wealth of goodies left to snag up as the calendar flips to Small Business Saturday tomorrow morning.

    Shelby County merchants are urging the community to shop local Saturday and support your small business neighbors.

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    On Tuesday, Susan Barkley, the district’s chief finance officer, presented to the Shelby County Board of Education the 2018-2019 Working Budget and said the receipts exceed expenditures by $205,556.

    “That is a structurally balanced budget,” Barkley said.

    Most of the revenue from the budget comes from local property tax revenues at 55 percent, while the state provides 43 percent of the general fund revenue.