Local News

  • EARLIER: County moves ahead with more plans to help Harley bid

     Shelby County Fiscal Court continued Tuesday night its aggressive – if a bit anonymous – courtship of new industry for the county.

    Magistrates wholeheartedly approved a request by County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger to begin advertising for bids for engineering services and industrial site development for 214 acres of property in and near the Shelby County Industrial Park, "should our business prospect pan out."

  • EARLIER: JCTC aids in recruitment of Harley

    If obtaining technical training for its employees at a very low cost is important to officials of Harley-Davidson, then Shelby County has another ace up its sleeve in attempting to lure the company to the county.

    "They have narrowed their choices down to three, and we are one of those locations being considered," said Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • EARLIER: County continues to court Harley-Davidson

     The window for a hoped-for announcement in September has come and gone, and officials in Shelby County say they have not heard anything further about whether Harley-Davidson is nearer a decision about the future of its largest plant.

  • EARLIER: Harley narrows choice to 3 sites

    The chances that Harley-Davidson will relocate its largest plant from southern Pennsylvania to Shelby County just got a little better.

    The company has now eliminated Kansas City, Mo., Bob Klein, director of corporate communication for Harley-Davidson, confirmed Thursday, leaving Shelby County as one three finalists.

  • 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.