2017 Will Be Another Big Year for Bourbon

by: Velda Imel

This year is shaping up to be a hot one for Kentucky’s signature spirit. If you’ve traveled recently between Lexington and Louisville on I-64, you’ve probably noticed the beautiful new Jeptha Creed facility in the works in Shelbyville. The new bourbon and spirits distillery will feature grain recipes made from rare heirloom Bloody Butcher corn. Founded by the Nethery family of Shelby County, Jeptha Creed…

Bulleit Distilling Co. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

by: Velda Imel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin joined Tom Bulleit, founder of Bulleit Distilling Co., and local officials today in opening the company’s Shelbyville distillery, part of a $130-plus million investment creating approximately 30 full-time jobs. “It is an honor to join Bulleit Distilling Co. today to celebrate the opening of its new distillery in Shelbyville,” Gov. Bevin said. “Bourbon, in addition to its status…

City of Shelbyville Signs Pipeline Contract

by: Admin

Mayor Hardesty informed the council that the pipeline is on its way. More Here: http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelbyville-city-council-%E2%80%93-city-signs-pipeline-contract

Kentucky Wins Major National Award for Business Creation

by: Velda Imel

Site Selection magazine awards Governor’s Cup for most business projects per capita.  Pictured with the  Governor are members of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, Libby Adams – Executive Director and Bobby Hudson – President/CEO. FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2015) – The nation is taking notice of Kentucky’s record-breaking 2014 economic development efforts. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky placed first nationally in…

RFC earns 2nd SHARP certification

by: Velda Imel

Roll Forming Aerospace earns SHARP status for excellence in safety Company joins elite list of only 22 active SHARP facilities in Kentucky SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2014) — Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today presented Roll Forming Aerospace a plaque and a flag signifying the company’s certification under the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Roll Forming has approximately 90…

Sonoco Job Fair

by: Velda Imel

NOW HIRING.  New Plant Opening in 2014!! Two-day Career Fair for their new plant in Shelbyville.  Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 5th. Location:  Kentucky Career Center, 88 Brunerstown Road, Shelbyville. Time:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm Hiring:  Quality Technicians (2nd and 3rd shifts)  Packers/Assemblers (all shifts)  Material Handlers

Louisville International Airport unveils Taxiway Alpha

by: Velda Imel

Louisville International Airport officials unveiled Taxiway Alpha on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  The $46.6 million project, which began construction in 2007, enables the airport to handle much larger cargo loads.  The taxiway is 10,000 feet long and 100 feet wide.  It is capable of handling the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8, which can carry up to 1 million pounds.  The new taxiway provides flexibility…

Shelbyville Receives an ISO Class 2 Rating

by: Velda Imel

In 2014, the City of Shelbyville was examined using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a company that reviews and sets ratings for communities and facilities based on risks and in their case, the communities’ ability to protect its citizens from fire.  Shelbyville received a Class 2 rating which puts them in a very small and elite group nationwide.…

Diageo Distillery announces plans for Shelby Co.

by: Velda Imel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 29, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) plans to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery in Shelby County. The $115 million investment will create approximately 30 new jobs. “This is an exciting day for one of Kentucky’s signature industries,” said Gov. Beshear. “The world’s taste for bourbon continues to grow, and Diageo’s new distillery in Shelby County…

Shelby County certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community

by: Admin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Madison and Shelby counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities and Bullitt, Nelson, McLean and Webster counties have achieved Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress. The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the…

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