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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.”

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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.

  • 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.”

  • Area pharmacies take interest in hemp oil

    A new treatment for anxiety and other conditions is beginning to attract attention in Shelby County and surrounding areas.

    Some have started using hemp oil to counteract the effects of some mental and physical health issues, according to Cathy Hance, a Shelby County native and pharmacist-owner at Compound Care Rx Plus, located at 12121 Shelbyville Road in Louisville. 

    “Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant, and it contains cannabinoids, that can be used medicinally,” Hance said.

  • 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.”

  • Forming a talent pipeline

     Connecting the right job to the right person is an ongoing battle for many industries.

    “Being in HR, workforce development and talent issues are one of the biggest struggles that you face,” said Ashley Wilczek, director of human recourses for Superb IPC, 300 Isaac Shelby Drive in Shelbyville.

    And it’s an issue workforce organizations are continuously looking to rectify.

  • Broadband upgrades coming to Shelby

    Some broadband customers in Shelby County will have some positive changes to look forward to in their service.

    All Points Broadband announced last week that it has acquired Shelby Broadband, a wireless and fiber-optic internet service provider serving customers in 15 counties throughout central Kentucky.

  • A share of the shopping

     Just glancing along the 500 block of Main Street you’ll see a row of vibrant businesses utilizing historic buildings.  With lovely window décor, friends mingling at coffee shops and music along the sidewalks, it looks like many other thriving Main Streets in America. But Shelbyville’s Main Street has a hidden jewel just beyond the Bourbon Kitchen at 524.

  • 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.