• Masonic honored as top employer

    That list of best places to work in Kentucky now includes a Shelby County address: Masonic Home Shelbyville.

    The list, compiled by the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, for eight years has included large companies with offices in Shelby – and it does so again this year – but for the first time a business listed as being from the county has been included.

  • New business: Shear Happiness Salon

    Address: 448 Old Seven Mile Pike, Shelbyville

    Who we are: Melissa Drawbaugh Prewitt, owner and cosmetologist, graduated from the Hair Design School in January of 2004. She has been working as a licensed hair dresser in Shelby and Henry County. Deanna Bradshaw, cosmetologist, graduated from the Hair Design School in December of 1999 and has been working as a licensed hair dresser in Shelbyville for 12 years.


  • Pipe company gets extension for state tax incentives

    A company new to Shelby County has requested and been granted an extension from state economic development officials to meet criteria for tax incentives it had received.

    Profile Pipe Technologies LLC, located in Louisville, bought a building at 6301 Midland Trail last January and opened a facility there, said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial Development Foundation.

    “They purchased the old Noble Metals building; that company had filed for bankruptcy and went out of business,” she said.

  • Real Estate deeds: Jan. 27, 2012

    Dec. 27-31

    Marcus L. Rogers Estate to Keith and Helen I. Brubaker, 5.01 acres, Highland Meadows, $218,350

    Kristie and April Richards Cerra to James Holbrook, Lot 156, Midland Estates Sec. 8,

    Amber Lynn Cox to Aaron Thomas Cox, Lot 26, Woodfield Sec. 1, $100,000

    Cindy H. and John C. Farmer and Cindy H. Chesser to Earl M. Morgan and Leslie R. Clubb, Lot 43, Hi Point village Phase I, $134,000

  • Guthrie says new rules unfair to Black & Decker

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) is protesting a new regulation in the power tools industry because of its potential impact on the Black & Decker plant in Shelbyville.

    In a statement released by his office late last week, Guthrie shared a letter he had written to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to protest a proposal to expand safety standards in the production of power tools, and specifically table saws.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 27, 2012

    Republic reports 45 percent

    earnings growth in 2011


    Republic Bancorp, Inc., which has a branch in Shelbyville, announced its fourth consecutive year of increased earnings by completing 2011 with net income of $94.1 million, a $29.4 million, or 45 percent, increase over 2010.

  • Sentinel-News judged best multiweekly in Kentucky

    The Sentinel-News has been judged the state’s best newspaper of its size for 2011 in the annual Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest at the awards banquet Friday in Lexington.

    The newspaper won 33 total awards in the Multiweekly Division, including having the best Web site in its class and taking first place in 10 categories for reporting and editing. There were 7 second-place certificates, 10 thirds and 4 honorable mentions in the 26 categories.

  • New business: Dermal Imaging Premier Tattoo Studio

    Address: 148 Midland Blvd., Shelbyville

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 20, 2012

    Simpsonville company’s parent

    featured on ‘Undercover Boss’

    The parent company of a business based in Simpsonville is getting an unusual look from its boss this week – and you can watch the whole thing.

    Dina Dwyer-Owens, owner of the Dwyer Group, which owns Mr. Electric in Simpsonville, will be featured Sunday night on the CBS program Undercover Boss.

  • John Deere dealer group expands

    Limestone Farm, Lawn & Worksite, the company that emerged from the John Deere dealership in Shelby County, has grown by two more stores.

    Limestone, co-owned by Mark Burks of Shelbyville, acquired the John Deere dealerships in Louisville and Somerset from Hartland Equipment to add to its five locations, which include the former Shelby Supply on Taylorsville Road.