• Fastenal, landlord discuss new lease

    A “for rent” banner atop the building occupied by Fastenal in Shelbyville has driven speculation that the store is closing, but that’s not the case, its district manager said.

    Mike Miller, who oversees 10 stores in the region, said that the company has asked the landlord of its store at 251 Alpine Drive to review its 5-year lease that has 14 months remaining.

    Fastenal signed its agreement with landlord Lewis Brashear during a boom time and Miller feels that the monthly rate is higher now than it should be.

  • Sentinel-News named state's top multiweekly newspaper

    The Sentinel-News has been named Kentucky’s Best Multiweekly Newspaper for 2009 in judging by the Kentucky Press Association.

    The newspaper took home six first-place awards – including first place in General Excellence for the first time since 1996 – and 21 overall at the organization’s annual awards banquet for 2009, held Friday night in Lexington.

  • Big bingo business

    If you’re familiar with winning phrases such as postage stamp, four corners, coveralls and big X, or if you know about pull-tab games and how to play 72 cards at once, then you’re a veteran bingo player.

    And if you are, you certainly know the way to Shelby Bingo Plus in Simpsonville.

    But what most people don’t know is how much Bingo Plus pumps back into Shelby County.

  • Companies with Shelby offices among states top places to work

    Four companies with outlets in Shelby County have been identified as among the best places to work in Kentucky.

    In the category of Large Companies, Edward Jones, Hosparus Inc., J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC. and Sun Tan City are among the 32 such companies that are said to be the state’s best.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 5, 2010

    Schools employees have training

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 29, 2010

     Kiser named top realtor

    Wesley Kiser with Coldwell Banker Larry K. Rogers Realty was named Realtor of the Year by the Shelbyville Board of Realtors at its luncheon last week. Kiser has been licensed since 2001 and a full-time agent since 2003.


    Seven Counties earns accreditation

  • New construction is down, but real estate sales rise

    Despite the housing market’s crash at the beginning of our ongoing recession, real estate has remained a major player on the economic field in Shelby County.

    And with stimulation from the federal government, that market seems to be climbing back.

    Compared to 2008, the final six months of 2009 saw a substantial increase in sales, and the county's real estate market was up about $8.4 million.

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 22, 2010

     Rogers hires new agent

  • Chow down: Food prices fell in 2009 -- but not everyone notices

    You may not realize it when you looked at the cash-register receipt, but you’ve been paying less lately for your groceries.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau just released its annual survey of food prices, and its figures show those prices declined 5.6 percent statewide in 2009.

  • A gold rush is coming to Shelby

     In January 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California. During the next few years of the American Gold Rush, more than 300,000 men, women and children flooded the West to seek their fortunes by panning or mining for raw gold.