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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Edwards kicks off apprenticeship program

     Edwards Moving and Rigging rolled out last week its three-year apprenticeship program that specializes in transportation and rigging.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey was on hand to help introduce the program along with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelby County Judge Executive Dan Ison

    Danny Cain, safety and risk manager with Edwards Moving and Rigging, said the program is beneficial to both their company and to participants.

  • 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.