• Business Briefcase: June 29, 2012

    Burchell takes over top job

    at Whitney Young Center


    Deborah Burchell, a veteran of Job Corps centers since 2000, is the new director of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center near Simpsonville.

  • Fireworks sales going through a boom

    Firework retailers around Shelby County agree that selling larger fireworks helps Kentucky’s economy because people no longer travel to state lines to purchase them, and those sales also raise the competition among fireworks stands.

    And there certainly is a proliferation of seasonal tents and stands that have popped up to sell the fireworks, with about 10 registered firework stands in Shelby County and about 900 in Kentucky, Kentucky State Fire Marshall William Swope said. Both those numbers are about 50 percent higher than in 2011.

  • New Business: KRAP

    Physical: 178 Midland Blvd., Shelbyville


  • Real Estate deeds: June 29, 2012

    May 1-3

    Donald R. and Barbara J. Deel to John Addison Grissom and William Donald Grisson, 18 acres, KY 636, $65,000

    Peggy A. Graziano to Julia Karen Wine, Unit 16B, Villas at Persimmon Ridge, Phase XII, $194,000

    Charles A. and Leslie M. Turner to Charles A. and Heather Turner, Lot 137, Benson Trace, Section 1, $40,000

    Jagoe Guaranteed Trade LLC to Edward L. and Laurel Combs, Lot 33, Orchard Crossing, Phase I, $104,825

  • Business Briefcase: June 22, 2012

    Engineer Karem earns

    advanced certifications

    Engineer Wayne A. Karem of Shelbyville has been designated as a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    A diplomate is a board-certified engineer who has gained the credentials by achieving advanced education and experience as a geotechnical engineer.

  • 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.