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Business

  • Company celebrating 50 years

    A Shelbyville company that can trace its roots back to the early days of the nation will Tuesday celebrate 50 years at its local location.

    “The plant, in 1967, was part of Revere Copper and Brass, which was actually founded by Paul Revere,” said John Wherry, a former CEO who is a board member of Revere Packaging.

  • Paving the way to success

    Bobby Hudson, president and CEO of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, still has another year to go before he retires next December, but he plans to spend 2018 grooming his replacement to take his place.

  • 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.

  • Area pharmacies take interest in hemp oil

    A new treatment for anxiety and other conditions is beginning to attract attention in Shelby County and surrounding areas.

    Some have started using hemp oil to counteract the effects of some mental and physical health issues, according to Cathy Hance, a Shelby County native and pharmacist-owner at Compound Care Rx Plus, located at 12121 Shelbyville Road in Louisville. 

    “Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant, and it contains cannabinoids, that can be used medicinally,” Hance said.

  • Forming a talent pipeline

     Connecting the right job to the right person is an ongoing battle for many industries.

    “Being in HR, workforce development and talent issues are one of the biggest struggles that you face,” said Ashley Wilczek, director of human recourses for Superb IPC, 300 Isaac Shelby Drive in Shelbyville.

    And it’s an issue workforce organizations are continuously looking to rectify.

  • Broadband upgrades coming to Shelby

    Some broadband customers in Shelby County will have some positive changes to look forward to in their service.

    All Points Broadband announced last week that it has acquired Shelby Broadband, a wireless and fiber-optic internet service provider serving customers in 15 counties throughout central Kentucky.

  • A share of the shopping

     Just glancing along the 500 block of Main Street you’ll see a row of vibrant businesses utilizing historic buildings.  With lovely window décor, friends mingling at coffee shops and music along the sidewalks, it looks like many other thriving Main Streets in America. But Shelbyville’s Main Street has a hidden jewel just beyond the Bourbon Kitchen at 524.

  • 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.