Scottsville http://wkyufm.org en Government Shutdown Threatens Opening of Exhibit Featuring Work by Allen County Basket Maker http://wkyufm.org/post/government-shutdown-threatens-opening-exhibit-featuring-work-allen-county-basket-maker <p></p><p>Two Allen County basket makers are in Washington D.C. to see their work featured in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.</p><p>But their plans could be ruined because of the government shutdown.</p><p>Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester are a husband-and-wife basket making team from Scottsville. One of Gilbert&rsquo;s baskets is part of a Smithsonian exhibit scheduled to open to the public this Friday. That opening is in jeopardy unless Congress passes a measure funding the government.</p><p>Gilbert told WKU Public Radio he and his wife walked to the exhibit gallery Tuesday morning, only to find all the doors locked.</p><p>&ldquo;Well, for a little while I was really mad about it. But when you&rsquo;re standing here&mdash;we&rsquo;re at the corner of I and 17<sup>th</sup> Avenues&mdash;and everything is hustle and bustle, and life goes on and the city goes on. I really don&rsquo;t think they care much about the government here in Washington,&quot; Gilbert said with a laugh. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:08:53 +0000 Kevin Willis 37855 at http://wkyufm.org Government Shutdown Threatens Opening of Exhibit Featuring Work by Allen County Basket Maker Businesses Expanding in Allen and Edmonson Counties http://wkyufm.org/post/businesses-expanding-allen-and-edmonson-counties <p>Sumitomo&nbsp;Electrical Wiring Systems in Scottsville&nbsp;and&nbsp;Yahagi America Molding&nbsp;in&nbsp;Park City&nbsp;have will expand their&nbsp;operations&nbsp;adding&nbsp;nearly two dozen new jobs. Sumitomo will&nbsp;re-open their previously shuttered&nbsp;first plant&nbsp;that began&nbsp;operations in 1988. The building is currently undergoing&nbsp;a $3&nbsp;million&nbsp;renovation for manufacturing&nbsp;electric wire terminals produced for automotive&nbsp;wiring&nbsp;harness applications&nbsp;for their North American&nbsp;and European customer base. Wed, 09 May 2012 23:10:15 +0000 Joe Corcoran 12150 at http://wkyufm.org