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  • Leggett & Platt to shut down

    After being in Simpsonville for over 50 years, the Leggett & Platt plant will shut it doors in mid January.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden received notice today that all 240 of the companies current workers will be out of a job by Jan. 18.

    Last month the company announced they would lay off 86 employees, with most to lose their jobs next month.

    At one time the company, which manufacturers parts for beds and chairs, was the county’s largest employer.

    Eden said the closing of the company is devastating.

  • County to fund events, prepare for winter weather

    Shelby County Fiscal Court met Monday this week, because of a KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) conference that magistrates attended Tuesday.

    The agenda was a short one.

    The court approved a request by magistrate Tony Carriss, who asked that $500 be allotted to help fund Christmas in Mount Eden.

    That event, sponsored by the Mount Eden Ruritan Club, will take place Dec. 4.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 13, 2009

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  • Senate candidates in town for event Saturday

    The Women's Network, which bills itself as Advocates of Democratic Principles, selected Shelbyville for its annual meeting, bringing an array of notable political figures to speak Saturday on key issues faced by the state and country.

    “Shelbyville was selected to host it because we’re a fairly active chapter. We have a good history of bringing in very interesting speakers,” said Marty Lanus, moderator for the event, which will be held at at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Housing cutbacks more families out in the cold

    Insufficient federal funding has frozen the Section 8 Rental Voucher Program, which helps low-income individuals and families find and pay for affordable housing, meaning more and more struggling families in Shelby County are looking for shelter.

    The waiting list in Kentucky closed in January 2008 with nearly 10,000 applicants, and though it is down to 3,500 applicants, it has not reopened.

  • Public hearing on key zone change is Thursday

    Triple S Planning & Zoning will conduct a public hearing Thursday night to discuss a zone change for 114 acres located in and adjacent to the Shelby County Industrial Park that could help the county in its bid for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant.

    The zone changes, if approved, would switch two parcels, 150 acres and 64 acres, located north of Interstate 64 and both east and west of Joyes Station Road, from agricultural to heavy industrial – and possibly could establis

  • District seeks public feedback for improvement

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeking the input of staff, family and community members to help design what it is calling the District Improvement Plan.

    This plan is a sort of comprehensive guide to help staff improve student achievement through activities that focus on key areas such as academic performance, efficiency and a learning environment.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 11, 2009

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  • Southville to hold special election for winery

    Ferenc Vegh and Lisa Davis can't wait until Nov. 24.

    That's the day they find out whether or not they will get the go-ahead to start plans to build a winery to go with the vineyard they established last year.

    A special local-option election will be held Nov. 24 for the Southville Voting Precinct (B-101), which will allow voters to decide if they would like for the Vegh-Davis Vineyard, located at 5916 Hempridge Road, to be allowed to operate as a winery.

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