• Shelby County’s 4-decade transformation

    The stark reality is as obvious as a house on a hill: When it comes to the land and how it’s used, a lot of the developments in Shelby County are new on the block, kid.

    That’s not a bad thing, mind you. Change can be good, and in he world of development, Shelby County has spent the last 30 years or so as busy as just about anyone, maintaining its natural resources while accommodating thousands who finally noticed them.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 16, 2009


    Shelbyville resident to head accounting firm

  • From bushel to bottle

    If you pony up the cash for a fifth of Woodford Reserve, you'll get a taste of Shelby County along with a sip of super premium whiskey.

    The corn that is the principal ingredient of Woodford Reserve is grown right here in Shelby County - by Langley Farms.

    Langley Farms is the sole provider of the corn that will make the whiskey that has won "best bourbon" awards all over the country and is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders Cup.

  • Leggett’s departure will end a long relationship with Simpsonville

    The stunning and imminent shutdown of Leggett & Platt in Simpsonville was met Thursday with surprise and anxiety among those who rely on the company’s products and employees for their own livelihoods.

    Once the largest employer in Shelby County, Leggett & Platt had been a growing enterprise in the heart of old Simpsonville since the 1960s, inheriting what had been an old Quonset-hut-styled building on Third Street (Todd’s Point Road) next to the railroad track from Middletown Manufacturing.

  • EARLIER: The Logans keep it all in the family

    Like the Hank Williams' song, Logan brothers Arthur and Howard are continuing an old family tradition.

    But unlike Hank, they have a squeaky clean image.

    In fact, for the past 84 years, the Logan family has made cleaning their business.

    In 1925, William Lindsey Logan Sr. started a business in Shelbyville that over the years always remained family-operated and is currently operated by his grandsons, Howard and Arthur Logan.

  • Business briefcase: Nov. 20, 2009

     Houston named director

    at Whitney Young center

  • Business briefcase: Nov. 6, 2009

     Shelby Energy employees

    honored, given new roles

    Shelby Energy honored a worker for service and announced new assignments for several of its employees.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 30, 2009

     New faces at Cornerstone

  • Logans sell partnership to equity firm

    One of Shelbyville’s oldest family-owned businesses has a new out-of-town partner.

    An equity stake in Logan’s Linens has been acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners, a private equity fund based in St. Louis.

    Logan’s, which was founded in 1925, specializes in health-care linen management and uniform rental services to more than 50 medical facilities and 500 industrial businesses throughout the Midwest.

  • Briefcase Oct. 2, 2009

     Grand opening