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  • HOLLAND: Are your beneficiary designations up to date?

    When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement accounts? Very likely, the answer is “never.” But you should review them periodically.

    Various life events can signal a need to review and possibly change your beneficiary designations. Consider whether any of the following events have occurred since you named your beneficiaries.

  • Shelby farmer growing his Henry County market for sustainable foods

    CAMPBELLSBURG – Capstone Produce in Campbellsburg was the provider for the recent Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, and for its owner, Cropper farmer David Neville, this is another step toward bringing locally produced sustainable agriculture into the mainstream conversation.

  • Reichert is new horticulture extension agent

    A familiar name and face has a new role in the Shelby County agricultural scene.

    Walt Reichert, former editor of The Sentinel-Newsand faculty member of Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County campus, is the new horticulture technician at the University of Kentucky’s Shelby County Extension Office. He replaces Corinne Kephart, who recently moved from that job to be the agriculture agent.

  • New Business: Shelby Christian Cab

    Address: 515 Brown Ave., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:  Charles Ashby, long known for his ministry and operating sports leagues at Clay Street Baptist Church in Shelbyville, is the owner and operator of this new cab service for the community of Shelbyville. He decided to re-open the business that he once owned in 1993 after seeing the need for transportation within our community.

     

  • Business Briefcase: July 20, 2012

    APT owner Sageser named to 40 Under 40 honors

    A second Shelby County resident has been named to Business First’sannual 40 Under 40 list, which is scheduled to be released later this month.

    Renea Sageser, president and owner of Associates in Pediatric Therapy, has joined previously announced Josh Hurst on the list.

    The list honors rising business leaders who provide service to their community.

  • Shelby success stories: Orie Mullen has risen to be leader of new team

    In the late 1960s, Orie T. Mullen Jr. was just another guy from Simpsonville on some pretty good little league baseball teams in Shelby County.

    Today he heads a company overseeing health-insurance coverage for 3.2 million active and retired members of the United States armed forces.

    Mullen is president of Humana Military, a $3.2 billion company based in Louisville that manages the U.S. Department of Defense’s health insurance program, covering a 10-state region in the South.

  • Real Estate deeds: July 20, 2012

    May 18-22

    Kevin Hinkle to Kelly Hinkle, Lot 28, Charleston, Sec. 1, $229,900

    Donna Watts Henshaw, Donna Watts Nethery and John Kevin Henshaw to Linda Noell Penn, Part of Lots 4 and 6, Block B, Ashland 2, $125,000

    Scott G. and Leah L. Ammerman to David Lance Grebe, tracts of 6 acres and 5.99 acres on Vigo Road, $25,000

    Timmy White to Jay L. and Evelyn R. Hollingworth, 9.414 acres on Rockbridge Pike, $82,000

  • Sentinel-News wins 9 awards in LCNI contest

    The Sentinel-News has won nine awards – including five first-place awards, more than any newspaper in its class – in the annual judging among Landmark Community Newspapers.

    Staff Writer Todd Martin and Editor Steve Doyle each won two first-place citations, and Staff Writer Lisa King took another in the judging among semiweekly and triweekly newspapers for content published in 2011. LCNI owns 63 newspapers nationally.

  • Johnson Controls recognized as one of state’s safest

    For about three-and-a-half years the workforce at Johnson Controls had a perfect safety record.

    Its plant in Shelbyville accumulated more than 1,250,000 hours without a loss-time injury or illness. And because of that incredible streak, the company earned the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in May, and finally received the plaque on Wednesday.

  • Shelby County's summer crops aren’t so hot

    Farmers in Shelby County are asking for help getting their crops in this year – and it’s not just for people with strong backs either.

    “If you know any rain dances…or go wash your car, or whatever,” said Leo Young, who operates a farm near Simpsonville. “I’m trying to stay upbeat, but we could use some rain.”

    Recent scorching temperatures coupled with a dearth of moisture have combined to put the local growing season in possible peril.