• 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


  • 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.

  • Cool idea becomes hot stuff

    Maybe you want to keep that Italian marble floor in the kitchen nice and warm on your bare feet, or perhaps your tennis court gets unbearably hot in those Southern California summers, so a cooler court makes for a better game.

    Just because you live in the lap of luxury, it doesn’t mean you don’t want to save a few bucks on your heating and cooling system.

  • EARLIER: It's official: Beef O'Brady's to open in Kobe's vacancy

    Jon Kohler, a man with much experience in sales and marketing, took his time in closing a big deal here in Shelby County.

    He and his wife, Heather Giles-Kohler, will be the owners of a Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant that will open on Midland Trail.

  • Business Briefcase April 2, 2010

     Cornerstone adds director

    Cornerstone Christian Academy has added Chad Weaver to its board of directors. Weaver is the owner and CEO of Building Care, which has outlets in Louisville, Lexington, Charlotte, and Indianapolis.

  • Death of co-owner delays Talon's grape-planting

    There are no grapes in the ground at the Talon Winery in Shelby County.

    The acreage surrounding its beautiful tasting room on Gordon Lane remains planted in grasses and flowers, and there’s no firm date when grape seedlings might be planted.

    Officials at the winery had said when its tasting room opened last spring that they planned to plant the vines this March. They cited an unusually wet spring as a reason they were delaying the planting.