• Now hiring; Man’s best friend

    If you think the job market has gone to the dogs, you’ve never been more correct.

    Paid with belly rubs and the occasional scrap of people food, several four-legged pooches have become local celebrities through their daily work at businesses in downtown Shelbyville.

    Eli Cooper Garrett, a shirt-wearing, 5-month-old handheld Yorkshire Terrier owned by Bobby and Amye Garrett of To Be Continued, quickly has won the hearts of many.

  • Media vet Barry is new advertising manager

    Dan Barry, a veteran of two decades of advertising experience, is the new advertising manager of The Sentinel-News.

    Barry joined the staff in October, replacing Neal Kimbell, who became the practice manager at Diagnostic Imaging in Shelbyville.

  • Bob Hook to stay in business

    Five months after receiving a letter from General Motors informing them that their dealership was being closed, Bob Hook Chevrolet now has learned that it will be able to stay in business.

    "Obviously, we're just ecstatic that we're being reinstated," said David Hook, general manager of the GM dealership on Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville.

  • Ledco sold to Masonite

    Another family-owned business in Shelbyville has drawn the attention of an outside company.

    Ledco, the Solomon family’s interior door-manufacturing company for nearly 50 years, has been acquired by Masonite Inc. of Tampa, an international manufacturer of residential and commercial doors with customers in more than 85 countries.

  • Business Briefcase March 26, 2010

     Turner joins with AAA

    Turner Insurance Agency of Shelbyville has been appointed an independent agent for AAA.

    “For more than a century, AAA has been a leader in automotive safety and travel services,” agency owner Kurt Turner said in announcing the connection. “But they’re also a leader in auto and home insurance.”

  • Two Shell stations sold

    Two of the three local Shell gas stations have been sold, but the new owners have yet to be identified.

    An employee at Road Ranger's corporate headquarters confirmed that the stations on Taylorsville Road and Midland Trail have been sold, but said she does not know who the new owners are or how long the two stations will be closed.

    A sign on the door at the Taylorsville Road Shell says, "Closed for Inventory," and the clerk inside declined to talk to a reporter.

  • Chamber Showcase has nice turnout

    Any of the more than 800 visitors to the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase, entitled, “Grow with Shelby County,” would agree that event was even bigger and better than last year.

    The exhibits and booths spilled out of the Shelby County High School gym into the school’s foyer and even into the parking lot, where a Farm Safety demonstration was put on by Judy White, who has a dairy farm in Southville, and Jessica Woods, a 4-H horse leader who brought one of her horses to the event.

  • Made in Shelby County

    Christmas shoppers across the country and the world have probably laid eyes on material made in Shelby County without ever realizing it.

    If you’ve shopped at Victoria’s Secret, you have probably seen the plastic display shelves containing makeup. Maybe you can recall the plastic open/close sign you see when entering a Big O Tires. Europeans may have seen the giant plastic European-style Santa Claus Lego figure resting atop display shelves of the popular toy.

  • New Business: Amanda Wills Snider, Attorney At Law

    Located at: 618 Washington Street, Suite 2, Shelbyville

    Phone: 502-437-5660 Fax: 502-437-5661 En Español: 502-257-4694

    Web site: www.shelbylawoffices.com.

  • McDonald's coming to Waddy

    McDonald's has plans to open a store in Waddy this spring, company officials said.

    Jim Frans, director of operations for McDonald's in Shelbyville, said that a new location is expected to open at a new truck stop coming to Waddy.

    Love's Truck Stop will be located just off the Interstate 64 and is expected to open sometime between March and June, Frans said.

    "The weather will be the determining factor," he said.

    Frans said the McDonald's will employ from 40 to 50 people, and that hiring for managers will begin in March.