Today's News

  • 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.

  • Harley looking again, but Shelby officials haven't heard

    Shelby County officials said they were a bit surprised to hear for the first time Thursday that Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company is considering new homes for more of its plants.

    Harley, which flirted long and hard with Shelby until December about moving its facilities from York County, Pa., is going through a similar process with its plants in Wisconsin.

  • Beshear: 'Your work was not in vain'

    In the aftermath of Harley-Davidson’s decision not to relocate to Shelby County, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear  visited the county Friday to offer a thank you and some words of inspiration and encouragement to those who participated in the project. “As governor, I want to look each of you in the eyes and say thank you for the hard work you have done,” he said.

  • Shelby County Horse Industry

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  • Jewish hospital finds way to get closer

    As more and more people become wireless, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare wants to stay attached.

    Starting in 2009 with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts along with YouTube posts, Jewish took it a step further this week with a new application for iPhones. Coming soon is one for Blackberry.

  • EARLIER: County budget may grow next year

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