• Business Q&A: Harriet Massey

    In 1985, Harriet Massey left her job as a home economics teacher at Jefferson County middle schools and opened the Needle Nest in Shelbyville. The store, at 702 Washington Street, on Saturday had a day of celebration, with more than 100 people visiting the store. Massey is a 35-year resident of Shelbyville, and she and her husband have two sons and three grandchildren in California. She talked recently with The Sentinel-News about her shop.


  • EARLIER: Buckhorn to shut down in December

    In just more than two months, 88 more jobs will be lost in Shelby County.

    Buckhorn, Inc., an Akron-Ohio based plastics company that is part of Myers Industries, has announced it will be closing its doors by mid-December.

    In a letter to Mayor Tom Hardesty's office on Monday, Buckhorn Plant Manager John Patton said the permanent closing is "due to asset and product line consolidations within its businesses based on strategic goals and purposes."

  • EARLIER: New company negotiating to buy former Buckhorn faciltity

    A local company that had planned to close its doors by mid-December may remain open under new ownership.

    Buckhorn, Inc., an Akron-Ohio based plastics company, had announced its closing in September, but San Francisco-based Macro Plastics Manufacturing Co. is interested in taking over the company.

    Macro Plastics is negotiating to buy the former Buckhorn facility from Meyers Industries.

  • Macro Plastics closes sale on former Buckhorn facility

    It’s official: The Buckhorn plant that had been targeted for closure in December has been able to stay open under new ownership.

    Macro Plastics Manufacturing Co., headquartered in San Francisco, completed its purchase recently of the facility on Pearce Industrial Boulevard in Shelby County that was owned by Buckhorn Inc. and even has hired some of that company’s former employees.

  • Jewish hospital finds way to get closer

    As more and more people become wireless, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare wants to stay attached.

    Starting in 2009 with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts along with YouTube posts, Jewish took it a step further this week with a new application for iPhones. Coming soon is one for Blackberry.

  • Business Briefcase: May 14, 2010

    Realtors cookout

    The second annual Shelbyville Board of Realtors Cookout is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at CloverBrook Farms, 230 St. Regis Drive. If you plan to attend, RSVP by Monday at 502-295-9486 .


    Hosparus seeks volunteers

  • 3G network coming to Shelby this year

    If you feel like the apps on your iPhone run a little slow in Shelby County, you’re not alone.

    Nestled between Louisville and Lexington, local AT&T customers have been able to see the power of 3G on their smart phones.

    With that taste when visiting the bigger cities, AT&T wireless customers have been clamoring for the faster 3G service to hit the county for years, and now that wait is almost over.

  • Shelby Energy moves toward rate increase

    Late last year Shelby Energy Cooperative filed for a rate increase that could go into effect this summer.

    Customers of Shelby Energy have had rate increases in the past, but according to President and CEO Debbie Martin the increases have not been for Shelby Energy.

  • Company closes Dr. Warfield's gastro office

    Patients of Dr. Paul Warfield were surprised when they showed up for appointments recently and saw a sign on the door of his office on Mack Walters Road informing them that he was no longer practicing in Shelby County.

    Officials at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where Warfield also saw patients, were caught off guard, too.

  • Business Briefcase May 7, 2010


    McCracken joins Abbot Realty