• Business Briefcase: April 29, 2011

    New massage therapist

    joins Shelby Fit For Life

    Richard Pack, a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, has joined Shelby Fit For Life as a massage therapist.

    Pack said he will help people “re-educate muscles and soft tissue.” He said he believes massage is a key to calming the body, removing pain and helping improve overall health and quality of life.

  • Tech school, JCTC working to manufacture new jobs

    Jefferson Community and Technology College and the Shelby County Area Technology Center are looking for a few good students - good students who are ready for good-paying jobs.

    With some prodding from the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, JCTC has its new Industrial Maintenance program off the ground this year, but the only problem is not many people know about it.

    The same goes for the Area Technology Center, where the program missed a year and is currently being revamped.

  • McDonald’s adds 26 in Shelby after blitz

    The National Hiring Day that McDonald’s held April 19 had an impact in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Representatives of Rick Peter, who owns three stores in Shelby County – two in Shelbyville and one in Waddy – reported a solid turnout on the one-day application bonanza held by the restaurant chain.

    To reiterate, McDonald’s was looking to fill 50,000 jobs nationally, and it’s “job fair” drew millions of applicants for jobs ranging from cash register attendant to management.

  • Horse boarding is a part of business in Shelby County

    Shelby Countians love their horses, and the presence of more than 200 horse farms in the county is a reflection of that.

    But who takes care of all these horses?

    Boarding is a big industry in the county—an industry that Bob Johnson of Cooper Coin Farm in Simpsonville said is important because keeping a horse means one must take care of the animal, and that care has far reaching implications in the equine business, he said.

  • Shelby family's trailer company has taken off

    As Louisville and Lexington gear up for a heavy Kentucky Derby tourist season, folks from all over the country are piling in trains, planes and automobiles to visit the Bluegrass State.

    And all those horses that won races in California, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois and Louisiana and earned a chance to run for the roses are descending on the area, too.

  • Are your beneficiary names up to date?

    When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement accounts? Very likely, the answer is “never.” But you should review them periodically.

    Various life events can signal a need to review and possibly change your beneficiary designations. Consider whether any of the following events have occurred since you named your beneficiaries.

  • New business: After 5 Auto & Truck Repair

    Address: 122 Goodman Ave., Shelbyville


    Who we are:  Chris Cox has opened what he terms a friendly, owner-operated repair establishment with two certified technicians who have a combined 45 yeas of experience in the automotive repair business. The twist here is that the business will be open evenings and by appointment to serve the busy schedules of those who require repairs.


  • Former Radio Shack now to be known as Soundtronics

    You may have noticed a new name – sort of – atop a familiar old store in  the Village Plaza Shopping Center in Shelbyville.

    That’s where Henry Burnside has held forth in the consumer electronics business for 32 years.

    Only now, instead of the familiar national name Radio Shack, the sign above the door is Soundtronics, a company that Burnside has all to himself – and already had.

  • Business Briefcase: April 22, 2011

    Kentucky Cooperative Extension

    hires Shelby County native

    Krista M. Brown, daughter of Don and Karen Lisby and granddaughter of William and Linda Jennings, has joined the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service as the new 4-H Youth Development Agent.

    She graduated from University of Kentucky in the College of Agriculture in May 2010 and was previously employed in the College of Agriculture as the Agrosecurity Program Assistant.

  • Last-minute tax tips
    • What does the term “adjusted gross income” mean? Adjusted gross income represents the amount of money you earned during a calendar year. It is the amount used to calculate income on your tax forms and is used to calculate your tax bill. This number doesn’t include personal exemptions or itemized deductions.