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  • Proposed distillery plans have stalled

    Plans for a distillery in Waddy have stalled.

    In December, the Triple S Planning Commission heard the development plan for a 30,000 square foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property just south of Interstate-64 at the intersection of Bardstown Trail and Buzzard Roost Road.

  • Edwards kicks off apprenticeship program

     Edwards Moving and Rigging rolled out last week its three-year apprenticeship program that specializes in transportation and rigging.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey was on hand to help introduce the program along with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelby County Judge Executive Dan Ison

    Danny Cain, safety and risk manager with Edwards Moving and Rigging, said the program is beneficial to both their company and to participants.

  • Tobacco tax increases 50 cents on Sunday

    Kentucky cigarette taxes will jump to $1.10 on July 1, a move that has some residents thrilled and others frustrated. 

     

  • RE/MAX Performance Realty welcomes new owners

    Shelbyville’s RE/MAX Performance Realty is under new ownership.

    Dale and Vickie Wesley, who have been with RE/MAX for seven years, said they purchased the agency from former owner Barry Webb in April.

    “We are running things pretty much the way Barry did,” principal broker Vickie Wesley said. “Everything is pretty much going to stay constant.”

    The office works with businesses, as well as residential and luxury homes.

  • Associated Industries continues to build local workforce

    Shelby County Associated Industries is continuing to make the community’s workforce a little stronger.

    Ten participants from local industries recently completed a two-day Shelby County Associated Industries Project Management Workshop and thirteen participants completed the Supervisors Intensive Training Program, both sponsored by SCAI.

    Shelley Goodwin, Workforce Development Coordinator with the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, said they have completed three classes this year and the program is continuing to prove successful.

  • Burger King reemerges in Shelby County

     Shelby County will be graced with the royal treatment early next month as a new king rolls into town with a plethora of goodies in tow.

    On June 4, Burger King will host its grand opening for the new Shelby County site at Mortown Way along Taylorsville Road, near the new Bojangles’ and Tractor Supply Co.

    “We will open up at six o’clock in the morning,” said district manager Starla Roden.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live on-site and giving away promotional goodies all day, she added.

  • Shelbyville Anytime Fitness adds healthy meal program

     Melissa Padgett, owner and manager of Anytime Fitness, sees a problem in the community.

    “There’s really not very many healthy [eating] options here,” she said. “When people are leaving the gym, I know that a lot of them are hungry. They would love to grab something healthy and go.”

  • Kentucky leading way in new talent system

    A new federal program aims to supercharge workforce development, and Kentucky will be one of the first states to take it for a test drive. 

    Kentucky is one of three states, along with Michigan and Tennessee, chosen as testing grounds for the Talent Pipeline Management System, a new workforce development program designed to help businesses find employees who will excel in their fields. 

  • Gallrein Farms named KFB Roadside Market

    Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Roadside Farmer’s Market in the commonwealth.

    The certification gives local an additional air of credibility when trying to market their products to customers.

    Best known for their sweet corn and spring flowers, Gallrein Farm owners hope to use the certification to help spread the word on the Shelby farm.

  • Tax return deadline looming

     Procrastination gets the best of all of us from time to time, but if you’ve been putting off filing your taxes this year it’s time to get on the ball.

    With the April 17 deadline quickly approaching, many are scrambling to gather their documents and complete their forms at the last minute, while some are still avoiding the task altogether.

    Unfortunately this is not one of those situations that will go away on its own if you ignore it long enough.

    Failure to file can result in a penalty of an addition 25 percent of taxes owed.