• Go Red Day is serious business

    You will see a lot of red around Shelby County today, in businesses, in schools and just on the streets.
    That’s because today is Go Red Day, a national day of elevating the message that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, a movement being embraced by businesses across Shelbyville.
    This national effort started on the first Friday of February – national heart month – spread nationally and rooted in Shelby County about six years ago, and you can see just on Main Street and at schools that this mission to educate women is spiraling.

  • New business: CamCo., LLC

    Address: North West Alabama and North Central Kentucky

  • Shelby native Sullivan new partner for Zaring

    Shelbyville native David Sullivan has joined the  Zaring Law Office, which in addition to its offices on Main Street, is expanding its presence in Henry County and changing its name.
    Alan Zaring has practiced law in New Castle ever since he passed the bar in 1998 and opened an office there in June 2003.
     “New Castle lawyers have always had a reputation for being really fine lawyers,” he said. “It’s as close as we can get to being Philadelphia lawyers.”

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 28, 2011

    Atmos names Anderson
    head of Shelby operations

    Bernie Anderson recently became Atmos Energy’s operation supervisor in the Shelbyville service area.  He will be responsible for all community and customers efforts in  Shelby and Anderson counties.  
    Before joining the Kentucky team, Anderson was a senior construction operator in Atmos Energy’s Columbia, Tenn., operations.  He also served 11 years with Piedmont Natural Gas Company.  

  • Denny’s soon to join Flying J in Waddy

    In the next few months, you can get your grand slam breakfasts in Shelby County.
    Denny’s, the nation’s largest restaurant chain and known for 24-hour breakfasts and early bird specials, will open its first restaurant in Shelby County at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Waddy.
    Signs have been up along Interstate 64, touting the arrival, but the booths won’t be ready for you to take a seat until sometime in March.

  • Sentinel-News wins 21 awards

    Staffers from The Sentinel-News took home 21 awards – including seven first-place awards – in the judging by the Kentucky Press Association.
    The awards, announced at a banquet Friday night in Louisville, included first places in such high profile categories as Editorial Writing and Investigative reporting, and the newspaper finished third as the Best Multiweekly Newspaper for 2010.
    In 2009, when the paper was named the best in the state, it won the same number of awards but fewer first-place awards.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 21, 2011

    Mount Eden author
    honored by pet groups
    Paula Sparrow of Mount Eden, author of Kentucky Living's Creature Comforts, has been awarded the 2011 Media Advocacy award from Pet Groups United, an organization representing animal welfare and rescue groups from Kentucky and southern Indiana.
    The award is given to a person who uses the media (print, television, Internet) to educate the public about animal rescue.

  • Farm conglomerate CPS new owner of Miles

    You may have noticed a new though not totally unfamiliar name on the sign in front of one of Shelby County’s oldest farm supply facilities.
    Miles Farm Center, the owner since 1999 of a plant that has served Shelby County’s agricultural community for decades, has been gobbled up Crop Production Services, one of the nation’s largest agribusiness companies.
    CPS purchased the store on the corner of Taylorsville Road and Old Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville and 19 others from Miles Farm Supply, a Western Kentucky chain founded in 1960 by William Miles.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 14, 2011

    Waldridge receives certification
    as Medical Review Officer

    Dr. Ron Waldridge II recently received certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for federally regulated drug testing programs. As a Medical Review Officer, Waldridge is now certified to ensure quality and determine the validity of drug tests. The study and subsequent certification provide a working understanding of the legal and technical issues involved in drug testing.

  • As gas prices surge, Thorntons goes ‘flex’

    Gasoline prices continue to be on the rise, with some predicting per-gallon costs could reach $4 by summer, and Thorntons, the chain of gasoline/convenience stores, is taking a step that could reduce some customers’ reliance on fossil fuel – and help clean the air a bit, too.
    Thorntons officials announced this week that it is rolling out E85, the Ethanol-based alternative fuel referred to by some as “flex fuel” that can be used in many new vehicles.