• 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.

  • New Business: Ink-n-Threads

    Address: 211 Breighton Circle, Suite 5, Shelbyville

  • Business Briefcase: July 13, 2012

    Fussenegger named president of regional tourism group

    Kentucky’s Bourbon, Horses & History marketing region announces Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau, as its new president, replacing Kelly Barron of the Radcliff/Fort Knox CVB, whose appointment expired on June 30.

  • HOLLAND: Evaluating newfound wealth from an inheritance

    If you’re the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you had been expecting the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size and diversity of the assets you’ve inherited.

    You’ll need to evaluate your new financial position, learn how to manage the assets, and consider any tax consequences of your inheritance.

  • Cool items are hot sellers

    As summer continues to hit record high temperatures, some businesses are building off that heat. But one of the most important summer mainstays seems to have all but disappeared from the county’s landscape.

    Neighborhoods are missing that familiar jingle that sends kids running into the streets on a sweltering evening, because it appears that nearly all the ice cream trucks have taken their frozen treats else where this year. And no one seems to know where all the trucks have gone.

  • New business: D. E. Merritt & Associates, LLC

    Address: 320 Main St., Shelbyville

    Who we are:  Daniel E. Merritt recently retired from the U. S. Coast Guard. He has more than 20 years experience in safety and security with the United States military. He  is a certified security specialist and has been trained in tactical and covert entry.  He has trained with international special forces, multiple government agencies and recently kidnap rescue and hostage survival with former elite British military. 

  • Business Briefcase: July 6, 2012

    Survey shows food prices continue to drop in 2nd quarter

    Your cost to buying food in your supermarket again has dropped, according to the Marketbasket Survey conducted by Kentucky Farm Bureau in 26 markets across the state, including Shelbyville.

    The second-quarter survey showed that the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $113.03. This reflects a decrease of $2.68, or 2.3 percent, from the same list of items reported in the previous quarter.

  • Gallrein Farms expansion opens

    Gallrein Farms is putting the finishing touches on an expansion that has added 6,000 square feet of indoor market space and 4,000 square feet of additional greenhouse space to its farm and store on Vigo Road.

    The expanded facility opened last Friday with the arrival of the farm’s sweet corn, and Bill Gallrein said workers are completing the last few projects.

    “We’re still working,” he said. “But we’ve added a lot more produce and we’re handling a lot more local and Kentucky Proud products.”