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Business

  • Pet store coming to Shelbyville

    Officials at Village Plaza say they are excited about a new pet store that will move into the now vacant space formerly occupied by Hibbert Sports. 

    "It's a really cool store," said Jerry Karem, owner of Village Plaza, of Petsense, a chain retail outlet store found in outlet malls and rural markets across the country. 

    Karem said that Petsense specializes in pet supplies and pet services, but does not sell dogs or cats. 

  • Former bingo hall gets facelift

    You may have noticed the former bowling alley and bingo hall on Midland Trail getting a touch up lately. The building, which has been vacant for nearly a year is now sporting a fresh coat of paint and even more improvements on the inside.

    That’s because there has been a lot of interest lately from potential buyers, said realtor Larry Rogers, who owns the building along with Barbara Hamilton.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Back by popular demand

    Temperatures might be low enough in Shelby County to make a polar bear shiver, but the housing market continues to heat up after a hot 2017. 

    Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke informed commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting that the market is flourishing.

    For December, he said, the commission issued 42 total permits.  Of those, 19 dwelling units were created, he said.

    Those numbers put the commission at 718 permits issued for the year, 518 of which were dwelling units.

  • More development coming to Midland

    Development in the Midland Shopping Center is back on trac. 

    Following the lead of Planet Fitness and 4th Quarter, a new sports bar and grill, Feeder’s Supply is ready to open its 21st store, and first in the Shelby County market.

    Gale Gentry, director of human resources for the Louisville-based brand, said they look to open in the first weeks of February.

  • Brewing up business

    Several new dining options are in the works for Shelby County including at least one new brew pub headed to Main Street.

    Several sources have confirmed the owners of the Old Louisville Brewery are looking to develop and Irish pub and steakhouse at the former bank building at 601 Main Street. Old Louisville Brewery was established by brothers Wade and Ken Mattingly in 2016 with the aim of bringing a small craft beer bar to Old Louisville.  The owners were not available for comment.