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Business

  • New business: Waggs 2 Whiskers, LLC

    Address: No office, just in-home care.

     

    Who we are:The owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers is Kelly Catlett, who has had and loved pets essentially all of her life. She has had experience with animals of all types, shapes and sizes at the Shelby County Animal Shelter, where she has been a volunteer for 5 years. Also working with Kelly will be her daughter, Megan Hammersmith. Hammersmith also has had many years’ experience in pet care with her own pets and has done pet sitting for many friends.

     

  • Shelby County wheat farmers hoping for good harvest

    Wheat production may not be a farmer’s bread-and-butter crop in Shelby County, but thanks to an almost non-existent winter and a mild spring, most farmers in the county not only have enjoyed a slightly larger yield but also  already have harvested their crops.

    “I just finished harvesting; now I’m getting ready to plant soybeans,” said Paul Hornback, who said he got 80 bushels of wheat per acre from the 100 acres he had planted on his farm near Bagdad.

  • Shelby company moves big load down U.S. 60

    Motorists along Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville on Wednesday may have glimpsed an incredible sight:  a 2-story-tall, megaton piece of machinery was parked on the side of the road near the intersection of Burks Branch Road.

    But the excitement didn’t really begin until 7 p.m., when crews from several agencies arrived to continue transporting this 20-foot-tall, 275,500-pound industrial dryer to a plant outside Harrodsburg.

  • UNDERWOOD: What will your legacy be?

    Our legacy will grow out of what we do this year. Matthew West’s The Story of Your Life raises some provocative questions about our future. “Is this the end or only the beginning? Is it the second chance you never thought you would get? The question is, will you do something with it? Or will you spend your days lost in your regret? This is the story of your life. You decide how the rest is going to be. This is your chance between the lines to redefine what legacy you will leave…is this the end or only the beginning?”

  • Civic clubs play a key role in supporting Shelby County Fair

    The Shelby County Fair’s role as a marketing tool for agricultural interests goes back to its creation in the 19th century, and many other businesses and services ever since increasingly have dotted the fairgrounds to avail themselves of  the community.

    But a couple of key pieces of the environment at the fairgrounds each spring and summer are the members of volunteer organizations who are there simply to help others.

  • Business Q&A: Max Heath

  • Business Briefcase: June 15, 2012

    May unemployment rises

    from April but is down for ‘11

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in May 2012 from a revised 8.3 percent in April 2012, marking the 10th consecutive month of jobless rate decline, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The preliminary May 2012 jobless rate was 1.4 percentage points below the 9.6 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2011.

  • Shelby's new ag agent not new to field

    Corinne Kephart may be new to the field of county agriculture agent, but she is hardly new in the field.

    You could say, in fact, that Kephart, who was named in April to replace Brett Reese as the oracle for farming in Shelby County, has been out thereall her life, having most recently served as the horticulture agent at the Shelby County Extension office and before that as 4-H agent.

  • Shelby 2011 book debuts on Monday

    Shelby County, Kentucky, 2011 – A Living History,a book that depicts the people and special events that define Shelby County, debuts Monday with a series of signing events across the county.

    The book, the latest produced by veteran Shelbyville publisher William E. Matthews, includes more than 800 color photographs, most by Shelbyville resident Greg Biagi, who spent countless hours and traveled thousands of miles around the county to arrange and capture the many events and gatherings of 2011.

  • Business Briefcase: June 8, 2012

    Masonic earns award

    from national group

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville has earned the 2012 bronze level National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.  The program honors long-term care communities across the nation that have a demonstrated commitment to quality improvement.