• Business Briefcase: March 25, 2011

    Bagdad resident McCants
    to lead KFB commodities

    Jay McCants, a resident of Bagdad, has been named the new director of the commodity division Kentucky Farm Bureau, effective Monday.
    McCants’ division will be KFB’s liaison to the various agricultural commodity groups and will work closely with the organization’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities.

  • New Business: Green Solutions

    Address: Serving Shelby, Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, and Oldham Counties

    Who we are: Green Solutions is a lawncare and landscape business owned and operated by Anthony Smith, a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in horticulture and turf grass science.  Smith has 12 years experience in the lawn and landscape industry.

  • Masonic Home Shelbyville rated 5-star for 2nd year

    Masonic Home Shelbyville, named last year as the state’s top healthcare facility, now can add its second consecutive 5-star rating by U.S. News & World Report to its growing resume.
    The facility learned this week that it had again been so evaluated in the annual Best Nursing Homes survey published by the magazine.

  • Community Showcase pushes shopping in Shelby County

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is going to try to give you a gentle nudge with its annual Community Showcase.
    If you attend this 10th annual event Saturday at Shelby County High School, you’ll notice right away that the idea would be for you to use Shelby County businesses for all your shopping needs.
    “We have adopted a theme of iShopShelby for this year and going forward, trying to keep the focus on shopping local for all your needs, goods and services,” Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Directory Shelley Goodwin said.

  • EARLIER: New Kroger Marketplace with lots of fanfare

    Kroger No. 39's grand opening on Wednesday was a smashing success, store officials said, with more than 1,400 shoppers coming out to check out the new store.

    Several items were given away, and the store had live entertainment from the Bluegrass band, Kentucky Blue.

    Excitement has been so high among Kroger employees this past week as they put the final touches on Shelbyville’s new Kroger Marketplace that you can see it in the air – literally.

  • Sentinel-News implements subscriptions for Web site

    Online readers of The Sentinel-Newshave seen many changes to its  Web site during the past few months, but the biggest will start today.

    That’s when www.SentinelNews.com will join a growing national trend being set by The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journaland dozens of other newspapers by implementing a subscriber-based pay system to view most content.

  • New business: CENTURY 21 Abbot Realty & Auction

    Address: 1521 Midland Trail, Shelbyville.


    Who we are: One of the largest real estate brokerages in Shelby County has a new look, a new service and a new name to go with it. The firm’s broker/president remains Bob Dorgan. In addition to its existing real estate services including the sale of residential, farm, land and commercial properties, the company now hopes to leverage that tradition with a new service, Dorgan said.


  • Business Briefcase: March 18, 2011

    Therapy center owner Renea Sageser voted top woman business owner

    Renea Sageser, owner and speech therapist of Associates in Pediatric Therapy in Shelbyville, received the EPIC Award  for 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year from the Louisville chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners.

    Sageser was selected from a field of eight by a panel of judges that include NAWBO members and supporters.

  • This tax man cometh

    There’s about a month to go until the IRS deadline, and some of you likely are trying to find help with this frustrating annual chore.

    For the fifth year in a row, volunteers from the AARP Foundation will be providing free tax preparation services in Shelbyville.

    Marvin Rogers, who is heading up the service, said that he and five other AARP Foundation volunteers will be preparing tax returns by appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Highland Baptist Church at Mount Eden Road until April 14.

  • Shelby teacher is drawing up a new career

    If you venture into a T.J.Maxx store these days and look for some art for your home, you actually could be supporting a Shelby County woman’s new business.

    By day Liz Ruff is a special education teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, but an avocation born of a childhood of moving has led her through a circuitous route to a hot new career in children’s art.

    Ruff, 42, produces acrylic illustrations on canvas that are sold as decorative accessories for children’s rooms, and they have become, she says, a very busy and lucrative enterprise.