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  • EARLIER: ‘She always had a smile’

    Some will remember Ashley Ford for her abilities on the basketball court and her positive attitude, but her mother said she will miss her for something much more special – a really sweet smile.

    "You never saw her without a big smile on her face," Kim Hardin said Thursday. "Her smile would just light up the whole room."

  • Shelby County Economic Stimulus Savings Kit

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  • EARLIER: Check out details of Harley-Davidson's contract.


     We now may have a clue what caused Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to issue his surprising and disappointing statement Thursday about Shelby County’s recruitment of the Harley-Davidson plant.

    The contract that workers at Harley’s plant in York, Pa., received Friday morning included a commitment that if the union ratified the agreement that the company would discontinue its discussions with officials in Kentucky.

  • EARLIER: Harley workers overwhelmingly approve contract

    Shelby County may be down to that last strike in its bid to get Harley-Davidson to move its largest production plant here.

    Union workers in York, Pa., voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of the contract the company had offered about two weeks ago.

    All but 193 of the 1,780 who voted -- 89 percent -- were in favor of the new 7-year deal, which would eliminate about half their jobs and give the company much broader control of the way the plant operates.

  • Simpsonville closes out an old loan

    A dusty loan paid off years ago resurfaced at the Simpsonville City Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    In 1975, Leggett & Platt Corp. borrowed $1.1 million from the city, which acted as an intermediary with a bank at the company's request. Such practices were common so companies could get better deals, such as lower interest rates. The political subdivision in the middle had nothing at stake.

  • County prepares for storm

    With snowstorms and a big storm front sweeping across the country and a prediction of heavy rain and high winds today in Shelby County, officials say they are concerned and prepared.

    "I just got off the phone with the National Weather Service, and although another Hurricane Ike is not expected, 2 inches of rain and high winds are expected now through Wednesday night,” Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

  • Fire departments won't be part of second Crusade

    During this season of giving, the WHAS Crusade for Children hopes to receive a little more from the public by holding an unprecedented second telethon to help with dropping investment earnings.

    This time along, though, fire departments, the backbone of the Crusade's fund-raising network, will not be asked to contribute their time and efforts.

    Traditionally, the annual Crusade radio/telethon is held only once a year, on the first full weekend in June.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 9, 2009

     Ag packages headed to Afghanistan

  • 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