Today's News

  • EARLIER: Harley takes Shelby County for test ride

    Harley-Davidson Corp. is considering Shelby County as one of three finalists to be the site of a plant it might relocate.

    Representatives from the company have visited this area several times and have trimmed a list of states from seven to three as possible new homes for its main plant located in York. Pa., The Sentinel-News has learned.

    Harley-Davidson, based in Milwaukee, is America’s most famous brand of motorcycles. Its facility in York consists of two factories that employ about 2,400 people.

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s reports: Nov. 23, 2009


    Richard G. McCreery, 47, of 2621 Jericho Road in La Grange was arrested Nov. 7 on I-64 and charged with DUI first offense and reckless driving.

    Mark J. Milliner, 47, of 304 Elm St. in Eminence was arrested Nov. 16 on Eminence Pike and charged with DUI, first offense, operating on a revoked or suspended operator's license, reckless driving, speeding, possession of a open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and obstructed vision and or windshield.

  • Shelby County Health Department Giving H1N1 Vaccinations Tuesday


    Shelby County Health Department will provide 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine on Tuesday, November 24th 2009 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The vaccine will be available to eligible population on appointment and on walk –in basis. The clinic will follow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and administer vaccine to the following target groups:

  • EARLIER: Harley finalists await call

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  • Winery vote is Tuesday


    Voters in the Southville precinct will go the polls Tuesday in a special election to determine whether two residents can open a winery on their property.

    Ferenc Vegh and Lisa Davis, who have Vegh-Davis Vineyard at 5916 Hempridge Road, want to expand that business to include an outlet for selling their wine.

  • 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.