• Deck the yards

    Do you dream of a summer evening where you are watching the lightning bugs illuminate the air and smelling the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle? Or is it your style to have guests over on a crisp fall afternoon to watch your favorite Kentucky football team, while you simmer a batch of burgoo in your outdoor kitchen? Then you, my friend, need a deck.

  • Bistro serves its last supper

    Today there is darkness in what for decades had been a bright spot in downtown Shelbyville.

    Maggie’s Bistro 535, the latest incarnation of an eatery that has fed residents and visitors for more than a quarter of a century, has closed, a note on the front door telling patrons that the restaurant won’t be reopening and is for sale.

  • A new menu of dining opportunities


  • Business Briefcase June 18, 2010


    Child care facility gets rating

    Jacobs Ladder Child Care on Haven Hill Road in Shelbyville has been given a 2-star rating by the Stars For Kids Now program. These ratings for child-care facilities are based on factors such as staff ratios, curriculum and staff education and training. The ratings extend to 4 stars.


    Frankfort board hires new manager

  • EARLIER: Bowling center for sale

    Bluegrass Bowling Center, Shelbyville’s latest incarnation of a bowling alley, may be down to its last frame.

    The center, which Mike and Pam Kiser and their family have operated for nearly 10.5 years, is for sale under foreclosure from Republic Bank.

    Pam Kiser said they quietly have been trying to sell for the past eight months but now they have 30 days to sell or see the facility closed. Officials at Republic had no comment on the procedure.

  • Business Briefcase June 11, 2010

    Smith launches community connection

    Torrey Smith Realty in Shelbyville has launched a new Community Connection program, which will feature a local nonprofit agency on his agency’s Web site and then donate $100 for each house sold in that month to the agency. On Wednesday Smith presented a check for $1,100 to Judy Roberts, director of Operation Care, the featured agency for May. Smith’s agency sold 11 homes.

  • Tea shop looking to move

    Through The Looking Glass, the tea shop that has operated at 522 Washington Street in Shelbyville for the past two years, is moving into a new and larger home just up the street.

    Owner Regan Wann announced this week that she was moving into the vacant property at 629 Washington Street, which is at the corner of 7th Street, just behind First Presbyterian Church and next to Making Ends Meet.

  • Those hundreds of trailers go up for auction


  • Appliance rebate program under way

    Local merchants say anyone interested in a government rebate on the purchase of an appliance must act now, because the money is quickly running out. “It’s not even noon, and already 15 percent of the money has been spent,” Kenn

  • After 53 years, Moores have sold their last tractor

    You may have noticed the for-sale sign in front of one of Shelby County’s venerable farm equipment businesses.

    Moore’s Tractor, which has been operating on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville for the past 53 years, has closed, and the property is in the process of being sold.

    Bill Moore, the man who founded the business and operated it with his family, said he decided last year to close down and put the property up for sale.