• Downtown cafe focuses on fresh, local and affordable

    A downtown cafénearing one year in business is gaining popularity for trying to help and work with its customers.

    Harvest Coffee & Café, at 524 Main St., inside Masterpieces for your Home, has instituted a Pay-What-You-Can program once a week.

    “My husband, Ben, and I began Harvest with a dream to do something different in our hometown. We’ve been thrilled with how that dream has evolved,” co-owner Melinda Hardin said.

  • Chugging into expansion

    Edwards Moving and Rigging has long been known for transporting extremely large items all over the country, and now they’re adding another dimension at their location on Everett Hall Road in Shelbyville.

    Gathered in front of a newly established railroad spur, Edward’s representatives, local officials and other industry leaders held up a blue ribbon while company owner Mark Edwards ceremoniously snipped it to open the company’s new set of tracks.

  • Tobacco crop wet, but OK

    Despite a wet, soggy harvesting season, the tobacco crop is doing fairly well, according to area farmers.

    “It’s a good crop, even a big crop, but it’s wet,” said Paul Hornback, state senator and co-chair of the state Agriculture Committee who also owns a farm in the Bagdad area.

    Hornback said that wet conditions are making it difficult for farmers to dry and cure their tobacco.

    “It’s been very trying,” he said. “There have been some challenges.”

  • Former police officer finds niche as security director at mall

    “It’s settling in nicely,” said Steve Ladden of his post as head of security at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville.
    Ladden, 54, a Colorado native who has lived in Shelbyville for 12 years, was a police officer in Colorado Springs as well as head of security at the Citadel Mall there, so with 20 plus years of experience in the law enforcement field, he feels right at home in his new position.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 19 , 2014

    Nation joins

    McDaniel Insurance


    Amy Nation, formally of Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County, has recently joined McDaniel Insurance Agency located at 602 Main Street in Shelbyville. To contact nation, call 502-909-0920.


    Massie honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

  • Sigma stretches to new facility in Shelby County


  • Business briefcase: Sept. 12 , 2014

    CUB receives

    Outstanding CRA rating


    Citizens Union Bank (CUB) has again received an “Outstanding” CRA Rating from the FDIC. 

    CRA stands for the Federal “Community Reinvestment Act”.  The Act was put into place in 1977 and is where bank regulators evaluate each bank’s record of helping to meet the credit needs of the communities they serve and operate in, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound banking operations.

  • New dialysis clinic under construction

    Ground has been broken for another new dialysis facility in Shelbyville.

    Although the building is not going up yet, earth has been cleared for the Shelbyville DaVita Dialysis Clinic, to be located at 100 Church View St. off Mack Walters Road, just east of Village Plaza.

    The clinic, owned by Preferred Properties Partnership of Louisville, will occupy one acre of land encompassing 8,138 square feet in an area was once occupied by a nursing home.

  • Screaming for ice cream

    Ice cream lovers may be excited by a banner hanging on the marquee at Middleton Station on Midland Trail proclaiming the coming of a new Baskin-Robbins store.

    Charlie and Karen Bertram of Oldham County will own Shelby County’s first Baskin-Robbins store, and they are new to the ice cream business.

  • Real estate deeds: July 9-18

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.



    July 9

    Christopher and Casey White and Attorney in Fact Casey White and Casey Miller, Lot 114 Hi Point Village III, Phase 1, $132,500