Local News

  • Christmas parade set for Saturday

    Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, as the guest of honor in the Shelbyville Christmas parade.

    The big guy will be riding in a Shelby County fire truck at the rear of the parade, in order to keep an eye out to see who's being naughty or nice.

    The parade will start out from Village Plaza at 10 a.m., heading toward the downtown area.

    When it reaches the Shelby County Fairgrounds, the floats will join in.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 4, 2009

     H1N1 shots available today

  • EARLIER: Grant being sought for conference center project

    When the Shelbyville City Council gathers Thursday night at City Hall, it will consider authorizing the city to apply for a Renaissance on Main Grant to help fund the conference center and theater project that has been proposed for downtown Shelbyville.

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission is seeking the grant for the Shelbyville City Center project, which is being proposed for the property surrounding the Shelby County Community Theatre at 8th and Main streets.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 2, 2009

     H1N1 shots on Friday

  • EARLIER: CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Shelbyville City Center

    The plans for a “City Center” in Shelbyville created quite the stir of excitement when they were revealed last month.

    Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), presented the known details and artwork to a Stratton Center packed with more than 100 locals in September, none of whom showed anything but optimism as feedback.

    Since then, Mooneyhan said he has spent most of his time working behind the scenes on two fronts.

  • It's official: Harley not coming to Shelby

    Shelby County officials just received from Harley-Davidson officials that the company plans to stay in York, Pa., and move forward with their restructuring of that facility.

    Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the official decision was relayed to state officials in Frankfort Thursday morning, who contacted her.

  • Harley-Davidson's announcement


  • Harley-Davidson's announcement


  • 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.