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Today's News

  • 2nd man charged in warehouse theft

     A second person has been charged in what has been called the largest merchandise theft in the history of Shelby County.

  • Shelby County Fair 2010

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  • EARLIER: FDIC, state examine CUB

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and state banking officials have filed a cease and desist order against Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville concerning its loan practices and financial structure.

    Charles A. Vice, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, said the order is a joint action by the FDIC and his department designed to keep banks from getting into serious financial difficulty.

  • EARLIER: FDIC, state examine CUB

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and state banking officials have filed a cease and desist order against Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville concerning its loan practices and financial structure.

    Charles A. Vice, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, said the order is a joint action by the FDIC and his department designed to keep banks from getting into serious financial difficulty.

  • EARLIER: CUB officials cite ‘problem loans’

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an examination by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a “consent order” from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • EARLIER: New company negotiating to buy former Buckhorn faciltity

    A local company that had planned to close its doors by mid-December may remain open under new ownership.

    Buckhorn, Inc., an Akron-Ohio based plastics company, had announced its closing in September, but San Francisco-based Macro Plastics Manufacturing Co. is interested in taking over the company.

    Macro Plastics is negotiating to buy the former Buckhorn facility from Meyers Industries.

  • EARLIER: Man charged with 'greatest merchandise theft'

    A reserve deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is charged in connection with the theft of $500,000 worth of merchandise that was stolen from a Shelbyville warehouse and discovered in North Carolina.

    Jack H. McIntosh, 42, of Jeffersontown was arrested Friday and accused of selling $512,400 worth of plastic containers belonging to Buckhorn Inc. for $29,764 to a recycling center in Randleman, N.C.

  • Macro Plastics closes sale on former Buckhorn facility

    It’s official: The Buckhorn plant that had been targeted for closure in December has been able to stay open under new ownership.

    Macro Plastics Manufacturing Co., headquartered in San Francisco, completed its purchase recently of the facility on Pearce Industrial Boulevard in Shelby County that was owned by Buckhorn Inc. and even has hired some of that company’s former employees.

  • WICHE: Cedar-apple rust cycle begins

    After the rains hit a few weeks ago, enough moisture settled in to trigger the development and “ripening” of some really freaky looking appendages.

    It is called cedar-apple rust, and many gardeners where curious about the large, orange gelatinous spore horns hanging from their cedars like Japanese lanterns. They strike awe and dread from me because they are fabulous looking creations of nature but they also forewarn a rust problem in the orchard for next year.

  • EARLIER: Harley to Shelby: We're not coming

     On a cold, gray December day, Harley-Davidson rode out of town Thursday.