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  • EARLIER: Reaction to Harley's announcement: Cautious optimism

     Cautiously hopeful, Harley rider Bill Hisle has some menu changes in mind for Cattleman’s Road House, which he co-owns.

  • EARLIER: Pennsylvania media explore local Harley interest

    As Harley-Davidson scouted out its potential sites for relocation in recent months, Shelby County was visited and explored fully by the motorcycle powerhouse.

    Now that the list of sites for potential relocation has been narrowed to Shelby County alone, Pennsylvania media want to know: Who is this Kentucky county that may take Harley away?

  • EARLIER: Zoning board to give final review of rezoning issue


    After giving its enthusiastic thumbs up last Thursday to the zone change for the Shelby County Industrial Park, Triple S Planning & Zoning took another aggressive step at its meeting Tuesday night.

     With the date nearing for a final decision by officials of Harley-Davidson about whether to move their largest production facility from York County, Pa., to Shelby County, Triple S further accelerated the zoning approval for two parcels of land that might be suitable for that factory.

  • I-64 widening project starts at Simpsonville

    The road signs are up and the speed limit is down near Simpsonville, where the widening project of Interstate 64 has gotten under way.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that widening to three lanes in both direction to the Jefferson/Shelby County line would get under way this week. The new lanes will be constructed in the interstate’s median.

  • Fiscal Court names employee of the year

    Richard Lyon was named 2009 Shelby County Fiscal Court Employee of the Year at the 7th Annual Shelby County Service Awards Banquet held on Nov. 6  at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 27, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment rises slightly

    The unemployment rate in Shelby County rose to 9.9 percent in October, a .4 increase from September. Rates rose in all 120 counties in Kentucky, figures released Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show.

  • Horse Industry

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  • News Briefs: Nov. 25, 2009

     November is Retired Teachers Month

  • EARLIER: Shelby 1 of 4 sites Harley is considering

    Officials from Shelby County and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company confirmed Thursday that Shelby is one of four sites the company is considering for relocation of its main factory.

    "We did meet with representatives from Harley this week," said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.

  • EARLIER: County to consider industrial zone change

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he will ask Fiscal Court to approve a zoning change, which could make Shelby County more attractive in its bid to lure Harley-Davidson. Rothenburger said he would seek a recommendation at Tuesday morning’s meeting on a zoning change of 150 acres of the industrial park “for a business prospect that the county has been working with for some time.” He would not confirm that the business prospect is Harley-Davidson, which is considering the county as a potential site for the relocation of its larg