• CUB bank renovating Main Street location

    Renovations on Citizens Union Bank's downtown branch at Main and 9th streets are still underway, bank officials say.

    "We are updating the drive-through, drive-through lanes and ATM, and doing some renovations inside," said Dave Bowling, bank president.

    The bank will remain open during the renovations.

  • CVS drops tobacco products

    If you go into a CVS pharmacy and can’t find your brand of tobacco product, there’s a reason; the store stopped carrying tobacco products Wednesday.

    The entire area behind the counter in the Shelbyville location, where cigarettes and other tobacco products used to be stored, is now bare. In place of the tobacco products are now a few posters encouraging customers to stop smoking.

  • District’s ACT scores on the rise

    KY college benchmarks English 18, Math 19, Reading 20

    ACT college benchmarks English 18, Math 22, Reading 22, science 23

    SCPS English 19.2, reading 20.1, science 20.3, math 19.2

    The state average in English, math, reading, and science of 18.7, 19.2, 19.6, and 19.6


    Shelby County Public School’s 2013-2014 ACT Profile Report for last year’s junior class has been released and the district is pleased.

  • Powerful professional mom

    As the Director of Marketing for the KFC Yum! Center, Sandra Kendall has accomplished a lot at the young age of 33.

    “I’ve been promoting for KFC (Yum! Center) since they opened,” she said.

    As the marketing director, Kendall is responsible for all things public relations related for the fifth largest arena in the nation including updating social media, advertising and event marketing.

    And the Shelbyville mom of two was recognized for her accomplishments this month in Today’s Woman magazine.

  • Lab tech gets fired up

    Even after 10 years on the job, Melissa Mason-Cook still gets fired up about what she does.

    “You have to take pride in what you do; that’s important to me,” she said.

    A quality control technician at Blaze Products on Isaac Shelby Drive, it’s her job to inspect the company’s product before it’s shipped out.

  • Loads of labor

    Bailey is a rigging engineer for Edwards Moving and Rigging, located on Isaac Shelby Drive.

    Moving huge pieces of equipment – even houses – is the company’s function, and it’s Bailey’s job to orchestrate how each of those big jobs should be accomplished.

  • Our growing, changing labor force

    The first Monday in September was set aside for Labor Day in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, but its roots actually date back to the early 1880s.

    But with labor in the name, many think the day is still set up to only praise those that work with their backs and hands, making up the backbone of our proud labor force.

    But within our industries, where the Labor Day movement first started, there is so much more.

    While assembly line work still makes up a portion of our vast industrial base in Shelby County, industries also offer much more than that.

  • Business briefcase: Aug.29 , 2014

    Ingram joins

    Advanced ENT and Allergy

    Dr. Amy Ingram has joined Advanced ENT and Allergy’s physician network. A Kentucky native, Ingram received her Doctorate of Medicine with honors from the University of Louisville, and completed her Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, also with honors. She completed her undergraduate degree at Georgetown College.

    Ingram will be available at the Shelbyville location, 731 Hospital Drive.

  • NEW BUSINESS: The Hair Studio

    Address: 7201 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Who we are:Ronda Dees and Sherry McCoun have opened a new business in Simpsonville.  Together, Ronda and Sherry have 50 years of experience being hairdressers.  The two were also the former owners of Salon 722. The Hair Studio was formerly home to a barbershop during the 1960’s through the early ‘80’s.

    What we do: The Hair Studio offers hairstyling expertise including services like haircuts, colors, and perms. 

  • A lifetime of labor

    In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday.  However, this historical moment arrived twelve years after Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City, on September 5, 1882.

    On that day, ten thousand workers marched from City Hall to Union Square, marking the first Labor Day parade in history.

    In addition, workers gathered for picnics, concerts and speeches as a strike to demonstrate an opposition to unfair treatment in the labor industry.