Tim Preston: King's Table memories and ghosts of burgers past: 12/30/12
This will be my final column of the year and I really haven’t strayed too far from home and office during the past week.
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Tim Preston's weekly business column.
Local merchants report strong holiday spending
Area merchants report a mixed register on the 2012 Christmas shopping season, with most saying they believe it was a better year than the last.
Midtown Ponderosa closing, employees say
Employees of a longtime Ashland midtown restaurant received some bad news on Christmas Day.
Tim Preston: Ribs by the spoonful, burger salads, Tomcat history and renovations: 12/16/12
A couple of weekends have passed since I had the chance to sit down and enjoy a meal with my wife at The Lamp Post, the new restaurant in the spot fomerly occupied by Katie’s Corner Café at the corner of Greenup Avenue and 16th Street in Ashland.
TIM PRESTON: Big breakfast, healthy lunch, window tints and limos
I try to avoid clustering potentially competing businesses in each week’s column, although I have little choice this week and trust that anyone who reads this space has long since learned to do his or her own investigative work.
Flipping houses is booming business again
Not long ago, John Irvin was selling women's shoes in the Nordstrom at an Arlington, Va., shopping mall, pulling down about $20 an hour.
Now he flips houses in Northern Virginia - scooping up short sales, rehabbing them and aiming for a quick sell. He has sold three homes so far and says he netted more than $30,000 in profit each time.
Jobless rate down in 98 counties
Kentucky’s jobless rate has fallen in 98 counties over the last year.
Tim Preston: Taunted by fish talk, T-shirts and Bern’s birthday: 9/2/12
I’ve enjoyed a little time on the road in recent days, and the pleasant weather we experienced last week really enhanced the travel time.
Dish Network customers could lose Fox Thursday
A television programming dispute between Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns Charleston's Fox affiliate, and Dish Network has arisen.
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