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  • EARLIER: County OKs key zoning change

    Visions of Hog Heaven may have danced in the heads of Shelby County magistrates Tuesday, when they gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to a zoning change recommendation that would provide a prime place for Harley-Davidson to relocate its largest production plant.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted, 8-0, to recommend changing from agriculture to industrial 150 acres in the industrial park and another parcel of 64 acres adjoining it. This land is north of Interstate 64 and both east and west of Joye's Station Road.

  • Christmas Parade needs floats

    Shelbyville's annual Christmas parade will be held in Shelbyville on Dec. 5, and the parade is encouraging groups to enter floats.

    Assistant Shelby County Fire Chief Jeff Ivers, who is heading up the organization of the parade, said civic groups and organizations are encouraged to join the parade this year.

    "Our theme this year is Christmas Magic, and we will be giving first-, second- and third-place prizes for floats," he said.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 18, 2009

     H1N1 immunizations

    for target groups Friday

  • News Briefs: Nov. 20, 2009

     H1N1 immunizations

    for target groups today

    The Shelby County Health Department will provide H1N1 influenza vaccine from noon to 2:30 p.m. today. The vaccine will be available to eligible population on first come, first serve basis. The clinic will follow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and administer vaccine to the following target groups:

  • Board to look at bids for Collins athletic facilities Thursday

    Athletic conditions have been a hot topic throughout the planning of Martha Layne Collins High School.

    On Thursday those details should become clearer, as the Shelby County Board of Education meets at the Shelby County Education Center @ Cropper at 7 p.m. to consider bids for the outdoor athletic facilities at Collins.

    "It's the same stuff that we discussed some months ago when we were putting bids specs together," Superintendent James Neihof said.

  • Simpsonville allocates funds for sidewalk project, commission

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved funds for an area program and commission, as well as moving forward with the project for sidewalks along U.S. 60, during its meeting Wednesday.

    The commission approved the contract between the City of Simpsonville and Community and Economic Development Associates for sidewalk construction. City Administrator David Eaton will meet with CEDA next week to begin the process.

    "The grant that we have does not cover these costs, so we will have to pay for this on our own," Eaton said.

  • Ethington found in Jefferson County

    The body of Maxine Ethington was found Sunday afternoon next to her vehicle off Beckley Station Road near Middletown.

    Shelbyville Police reported a body was found next to the car but would not identify that body. A family member later confirmed to The Sentinel-News that the body was believed to be Ethington's. A coroner's report was pending.

  • 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

     Reading Reindeer

    seeks donations