• New business: Renal Specialists of Kentucky PSC

    Address: 77 Mack Walters Road, Suite 300, Shelbyville


  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 2, 2011

    Nov. 1-2

    Brandon W. and April D. Parman to Debra and Larry M. Pennington Sr., Lot 5 Guist Creek Ridge Phase I, 4143,900

    Scott L. and Joanne M. Robertson to Scott and Joanne M. Robertson, 29.58 acres, Tract B, Volz Farm, $240,000

    Scott L., Joanne M. and Joseph Earl Robertson to Joseph Earl Robertson Living Trust, 50.4 acres on New Castle Road, $300,000

    Kyle M. Nichols and Elizabeth Ann K. McKinley Nichols to William L. and Kathy H. Nichols, Unit 3, Building 1, Washington Place Condos, $85,000

  • It was ‘green Friday’ in Shelby County

    Shelby County saw its fair share of the retail boom during this past weekend and luckily missed out on some of the confrontation that could have come with it.

    While folks were fighting over items across the country, it was smooth sailing all over the county from before midnight Thursday through Saturday.

    "It was our best Black Friday ever," said Mike Tracy with Tracy's Home Furnishings in Shelbyville. "It was a fantastic weekend. We had several people in, and we sold a lot of things."

  • Business Q&A: Ferenc Vegh

  • Shelby stores stock up for the holidays

    Retail outlets of all kinds expand their inventories for the holiday season, giving themselves the best shot at being a Christmas stop-shop amid a sea of competitors.

    Stores adjust the products they put on their shelves in an effort to catch the eyes of visiting patrons, including retailers whose overall business isn’t necessarily geared to the largest revenue segment of the year.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 25, 2011

    Downtown Shelbyville merchants

    to have first ‘chocolate stroll’

    Shelbyville merchants are celebrating “Small Business Saturday” in a unique manner.

    SMART is promoting an event in the downtown core where shops are participating in a “chocolate stroll,” in which customers can pick up a validation card as well as some tasty pieces of chocolates along the way.

  • EARLIER: Shelby stores are ready for Black Friday shoppers

    Stores spend months deciding which products to target as big sellers for the holiday shopping season.

    But despite all of the plotting and planning, it is the consumer that ultimately chooses what is hot and what is not.

    “The economy makes it difficult,” said Patti Wilson of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in Shelbyville. “What might be hot one day, the next day you might not sell a piece of it. But if you have something people want, and they feel strong about it, they are going to buy it regardless.”

  • Are there really 400 open jobs in Shelby County?

    As the holidays approach, retail, shipping and other outlets will be looking for seasonal work, but in Shelbyville that could be a problem.

    Last week, U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visited with several business leaders in Shelby County to discuss jobs. But instead of bemoaning the economy and the ability to offer jobs, Guthrie heard a much different story.

    Several of Shelby County's top employers want to hire and have jobs open, but the problem now is finding workers who want to go work.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 18, 2011

    Lee is new community liaison

    at Young Job Corps center

    Felicia Lee has been named business and community liaison for the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center in Louisville. Lee replaces Stephanie Barber, who was appointed to administrative manager of the complex.

  • Creative Technologies growing fast

    A Shelbyville company has a lot of reasons to be excited lately, having been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the area.

    Larry Glynn, owner of Creative Image Technologies, a company that offers audio-visual and multimedia services to clients in the education, commercial and government sectors, said he was very excited to have been ranked third on Business First’sFast 50 list.

    “Being included among the fifty fastest growing companies in the Louisville-Metro area, let alone third, that is very exciting to us,” he said.