• HOLLAND: A layered plan for retirement

    For small-business owners looking for retirement plan solutions for themselves and their employees, off-the-shelf 401(k) plans are an easy fallback position, providing a quick solution to a complicated problem. But these standardized plans can take business owners only so far, often leading them to a dead end in terms of how much money they can save for their own retirements.

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 26, 2011

    Dec. 12-14

    Daniel L. Ernspiker to Cardinal Investments Irrevocable Trust, 5.001 acres, Lot 17, Hunters Pointe Estates, $505,000

    Timothy C. Burnham to Amber Butts, Lot 38, Meadowbrook, Section III, Phase II, $203,000

    Federal National Home Mortgage Association to Richard Bowen, Lot 20, Spring Valley No. 1, $38,500

    Richard and Zelma D. Bowen to Richard and Selma D. Bowen, Lot 20, Spring Valley No. 1, $38,500

  • Jewish, Catholic hospital systems form KentuckyOne

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is now part of a new company – KentuckyOne Health.

    A new merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System was announced Friday, completing the months long saga of a merger that once would have included the University of Louisville Hospital.

    But after Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that he would not allow the merger because it placed a public facility – UofL – into a private consortium that included religious facilities.

  • Fuel, food prices still rising

    Two key expenses in every household – food and fuel – continue to surge.

    The most recent survey of food prices in Kentucky by the Kentucky Farm Bureau show that the average cost of most basic items increased 8.8 percent during 2011.

    And fuel prices in Shelby County on Wednesday afternoon took another huge bounce, rising more than 40 cents for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.

  • Shelby's horse population is about to grow

    Horse breeders see the flip of the calendar to January as the unofficial start of the foaling season, so it won’t be long before young equine babies start dotting the landscapes of Shelby County farms.

    Since most breeds celebrate a universal birthday on Jan. 1, many owners of performance horses aim to have a foal born as early in the year as possible to allow for maximum physical development.

    Though not all owners shoot for early-year births, January nevertheless remains the traditional kick-off of the foaling season, and this year is no different.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 6, 2012

    Collectible road show

    again setting up in Shelby

    The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Shelby County this week to consider the purchase of unique collectibles that residents may want to sell.

    The show will be Tuesday through Saturday at the Ramada Inn on Breighton Circle in Shelbyville.

    According to a press release on the event, The road show considers and evaluates objects on rarity, collectability, condition and market value. If suitable, an offer would be made to the seller.

  • 2011 Business review: The economy is trending up in Shelby

    Even though a few businesses have closed in 2011,  Shelby County’s economy as a whole seems to be improving as the calendar flips over.

    Downtown staple Weeds 'N Things departed the retail market, and one time locally owned Boarders Unlimited packed up and moved to Cleveland.

    But with additions in downtown Shelbyville such as The Polka Dotted Pineapple and several factories expanding and opening new lines, Shelby County has continued to grow.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 30, 2011

    DeLonjay to replace

    Miller at Superb IPC

    There’s a new person in charge of business development for Superb Industrial Power Coating: Earnie Miller has retired after 30 years in that role, and he has been replaced by Tom DeLonjay.

    Miller, who started with Superb IPC in 1982, opened the company’s facility at 300 Isaac Shelby Dr. in Shelbyville in 1986. He later took over territories in various regions of the U.S., Canada and Mexico and worked with GE and Whirlpool as the leader of development projects.

  • Unpaid property taxes can escalate

    If you haven’t paid your property taxes this year, time is running out to avoid issues associated with delinquent bills – including the possibility that a complete stranger could secure an interest on your home.

    To avoid any late charges, property taxes must be paid by Saturday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, which is charged with collecting the revenue, is open today for walk-in customers, but Sheriff Mike Armstrong said mailed payments postmarked no later than Dec. 31 will be also be honored.

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 11, 2011

    Nov. 30-Dec. 11

    John R. and Mary B. Smith to John R. and Mary B Smith and Kathy D. Tipton, property at Jefferson/Shelby County line, $660

    Diana S. and Billy E. Yarnell II to Billy E Yarnell II, 13.586 acres, Glass Farm, Section 2, $123,000

    Schwans Consumer Brands to Shelby County Fiscal Court, Tract 4A, Hayes Property, $350,000