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Today's News

  • 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.

  • MAGISTRATE: Eddie Kingsolver

    Democrat Eddie Kingsolver has filed to run once again for magistrate in District 5.

    Kingsolver sought the same position in May 2006 and lost the Democratic primary to Betty Curtsinger by a scant 15 votes. Curtsinger currently serves the district.

  • Democratic Senate candidates share values at forum

    As the acting State Auditor, Crit Luallen said she knows a thing or two about "values."

    "That's a word that gets thrown around casually in politics too often," she said. "But if there's one key lesson that I've learned in my long career, it's that having strong personal values and holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards that determines success in the public arena."

  • STATE SENATE: David Glauber

    Republican David Glauber of Bullitt County filed Friday to run for the 20th district state senate seat being vacated in 2010 by incumbent Gary Tapp.

    Tapp announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election and endorsed Shelby County farmer Paul Hornback to succeed him in a district that encompasses Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

    Glauber, a member of the Appraisal Institute, is a Carroll County native who moved to Bullitt County in 1993. This election is his first time running for office.

  • STATE SENATE: Paul Hornback

    Shelby County agriculture leader Paul Hornback is seeking the state senate seat in District 20, which will be vacated by incumbent State Sen. Gary Tapp.

    Tapp, a Republican from Shelbyville, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election after serving 12 years in the district. In his announcement, he endorsed Hornback to be the Republican nominee in 2010.

  • MAGISTRATE: Allen Ruble

    Republican Allen Ruble has filed to run for a third term as Shelby County’s magistrate in District 3.

    Ruble’s district lies in the northern portion of Shelby County and includes parts of the perimeter of Shelbyville, such as Middleton Heights and Town & Country. Nearly all of the future Shelbyville Bypass lies within District 3.

  • CONSTABLE: Harold Sutton

    A Shelbyille resident, Harold W. Sutton, has filed to run for constable.

    Sutton filed Nov. 9 to run for constable in District 7, a seat he has held for 7 years.

    Sutton, a democrat, is originally from Washington County. He moved to Shelbyville in 1960.

    He has been in the real estate auctioneering business. He and his wife, Jane, have a daughter, “M-ie,” and three grandchildren, Logan Shields, Clayton Sloan and Dee Sloan.

  • MAGISTRATE: Hubert Pollett

    Magistrate Hubert Pollett has filed to run for re-election in Shelby County's District 1.

    Pollett, who was unopposed in the last magisterial election, is currently in his second term.

    Pollett is a Shelby County native who retired last year as a coach and educator at Shelby County High School.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports

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     Alexis D. Correa, 19, of 422 Harswood, No. 6 of Frankfort was arrested Nov. 13 on Frankfort Road and charged with no operator’s license, speeding, improper registration and failure to maintain insurance.

  • 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.