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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 4, 2009

    CUB promotes Webb

    Citizens Union Bank would like to announce that Brian Webb has been promoted to 1st Vice President, Shelby County Market Executive.

     Sponsors sought for Equestrian Games

  • Shelby County’s 4-decade transformation

    The stark reality is as obvious as a house on a hill: When it comes to the land and how it’s used, a lot of the developments in Shelby County are new on the block, kid.

    That’s not a bad thing, mind you. Change can be good, and in he world of development, Shelby County has spent the last 30 years or so as busy as just about anyone, maintaining its natural resources while accommodating thousands who finally noticed them.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 11: The restless years

     “He was involved in a number of difficulties by locating land for other men and giving bonds to make titles to the same losing the land by better claims he had but little satisfaction and peace in his later days but moved from place to place.”

    -- Daniel Boone Bryan (1758-1845) of Lexington, Squire Boone’s nephew, in a letter to historian Lyman Draper in 1843 about his uncle Squire.

  • 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

  • Rockets run to top 10 in State Meet

    LEXINGTON – Rockets senior Stacey Eden wasn't pleased with his individual performance, but that disappointment eased a little with his team’s ninth-place finish in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday afternoon.

    "I think they did a great job," he said. "We trained our butts off all season. It seems like we had pretty much the best race we've had all season."