Today's News

  • EARLIER: A banner idea for Harley

    Wade Hembree is excited about the possibility that Shelby County could land Harley-Davidson’s biggest production facility, and he is launching a campaign to help.

    Out in front of his insurance office on Mount Eden Road, Hembree has put up a banner that translates to “Shelby County Loves Harley-Davidson.” He is using a heart and Harley’s logo as part of the phrasing. He has a spotlight pointed at the sign.

  • EARLIER: Public on zone change: Go for it
  • EARLIER: Reaction to Harley's announcement: Cautious optimism

     Cautiously hopeful, Harley rider Bill Hisle has some menu changes in mind for Cattleman’s Road House, which he co-owns.

  • EARLIER: Pennsylvania media explore local Harley interest

    As Harley-Davidson scouted out its potential sites for relocation in recent months, Shelby County was visited and explored fully by the motorcycle powerhouse.

    Now that the list of sites for potential relocation has been narrowed to Shelby County alone, Pennsylvania media want to know: Who is this Kentucky county that may take Harley away?

  • EARLIER: Zoning board to give final review of rezoning issue


    After giving its enthusiastic thumbs up last Thursday to the zone change for the Shelby County Industrial Park, Triple S Planning & Zoning took another aggressive step at its meeting Tuesday night.

     With the date nearing for a final decision by officials of Harley-Davidson about whether to move their largest production facility from York County, Pa., to Shelby County, Triple S further accelerated the zoning approval for two parcels of land that might be suitable for that factory.

  • Elmo Ethington: He was a father to 4, a hero to many

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  • Bulldogs all new, starting with coach

    Coming off a runner-up finish in the KCAA State Tournament last season, the Cornerstone Christian Academy boys’ basketball team has a completely new look.

    First-year coach Darrick Briscoe steps in and has a host of new faces to work with. Eleven new players will suit up for the Bulldogs, which makes Briscoe’s job much more interesting.

    “This school has been very successful in the past, but this year’s team is young,” he said. “We don’t have any seniors, so this will be a rebuilding year for us.

  • Basketball: Rockets getting preseason hype

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team is drawing a lot of attention as the season begins this week. The Rockets were ranked No. 15 in The Courier-Journal’s preseason coaches poll and picked to win the 8th Region. Senior Donovan Johnson was the preseason pick for 8th Region player of the year, and senior Boomer Beckley (No. 5) and freshman Darryl Hicks (No. 8) were in the region’s top 10.

  • Cross country: Eden competes in national meet

    SCHS cross-country and track standout Stacey Eden placed 28th in the Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Meet. The meet, held in Charlotte, hosts the best high school runners in the southern U.S. region. Eden finished with a personal best time of 15 minutes, 18 seconds, which also sets the SCHS 5K record.

    The meet was a redemption for Eden. After struggling with injuries and illnesses during the high school season, Eden beat all other Kentucky runners at the South Regional Meet, including two-time state champion Ryan Eaton of Greenwood.

  • What we think: Strong DUI report sets standard for drugs

    If you believe that statistics don’t lie – and even the most circumspect among us surely do to some extent – then you have to be amazed at the recent report on Shelby County’s efficiency in disposing of DUI cases.

    That better than 92 percent of those charged were convicted during a 4-year period is a significant statement both to those who consider driving after drinking and for those who make sure such drivers are caught when they do.