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  • 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.

  • Tobacco tax increases 50 cents on Sunday

    Kentucky cigarette taxes will jump to $1.10 on July 1, a move that has some residents thrilled and others frustrated. 

     

  • RE/MAX Performance Realty welcomes new owners

    Shelbyville’s RE/MAX Performance Realty is under new ownership.

    Dale and Vickie Wesley, who have been with RE/MAX for seven years, said they purchased the agency from former owner Barry Webb in April.

    “We are running things pretty much the way Barry did,” principal broker Vickie Wesley said. “Everything is pretty much going to stay constant.”

    The office works with businesses, as well as residential and luxury homes.

  • Shelbyville Anytime Fitness adds healthy meal program

     Melissa Padgett, owner and manager of Anytime Fitness, sees a problem in the community.

    “There’s really not very many healthy [eating] options here,” she said. “When people are leaving the gym, I know that a lot of them are hungry. They would love to grab something healthy and go.”

  • Kentucky leading way in new talent system

    A new federal program aims to supercharge workforce development, and Kentucky will be one of the first states to take it for a test drive. 

    Kentucky is one of three states, along with Michigan and Tennessee, chosen as testing grounds for the Talent Pipeline Management System, a new workforce development program designed to help businesses find employees who will excel in their fields.