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Business

  • 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. 

  • 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.