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  • 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.

  • Riner aquires interest in dealer supply company

    A Shelbyville business owner has now expanded his market in a related, but different, area in Fayette County.
    Shelby Riner, owner of Shelby County Automotive, Inc., who also owns a group of NAPPA stores, said he has purchased certain assets of Dealer Supply of Lexington, Inc. The acquisition, which took place March 1, involves selling advertising supplies as well as business forms and cleaning supplies, to new and used car dealers in various locations including Shelby, Riner said.

  • JHS is included in potential KentuckyOne sale

    Jewish Hospital officials say that with impending negotiations on the horizon regarding the possibility of the hospital being purchased by another entity, they are excited and hopeful about the future of Jewish Hopsital Shelbyville, even though they’re not sure just exactly what the future might bring.

  • Dogwood Art Gallery celebrating a year of success

     Dogwood Art Gallery & Gifts is celebrating its one-year anniversary next weekend and members of the committee say things have been going great.

    Sherrie Head, gallery committee member and treasurer of the Shelby Regional Arts Council, which the gallery supports, said over the past year they’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work for them as they get a good grasp on what the community wants.

  • Horsing around

    Dean Moffett grinned as he climbed down off his tractor to talk about his new venture – revamping a horse boarding operation just outside Bagdad.

    “It’s going to take a little bit of working, but I’m moving right along,” he said, gesturing to a broad expanse of pasture land in which several horses were grazing placidly.

    “We have forty acres here and I’m going to be reseeding pastures,” he said, “What with the winter and the mud…” he said, trailing off as a blond Palomino came up to greet him.

  • Work of art

    A local art and antique gallery renown for pristine works of cultural and historic quality has opened its doors this month to embrace a younger generation.

    Wakefield-Scearce Gallery, 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville, is taking part in National Youth Art Month with an exhibit from local and area students.

    “We thought it would be a good community outreach to have a youth art show here,” said Jenny Pippin, coordinator of the exhibit.

  • That’s the spirit

     

  • Feeding the children

    It’s that time of year again when the public gets the chance to show their support for local school children, to see that students in need get enough to eat.

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee announced that Feb. 18-24 is Food Check Out Week and that Shelby County Farm Bureau will be collecting donations for the Shelby County Backpack Project.