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  • EARLIER: County officials still preparing for Harley

    Despite that gloomy statement Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued last week about Kentucky's diminishing chances of recruitment of the Harley-Davidson plant, local officials continue to push forward.

    Monday morning the Shelby County Fiscal Court, in a specially called meeting, announced for the first time publicly that property in Shelby County has been targeted as the location where Harley-Davidson could move its plant from York, Pa., should the company decide to do so.

  • EARLIER: A banner idea for Harley

    Wade Hembree is excited about the possibility that Shelby County could land Harley-Davidson’s biggest production facility, and he is launching a campaign to help.

    Out in front of his insurance office on Mount Eden Road, Hembree has put up a banner that translates to “Shelby County Loves Harley-Davidson.” He is using a heart and Harley’s logo as part of the phrasing. He has a spotlight pointed at the sign.

  • EARLIER: Public on zone change: Go for it
  • 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.

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