Wright Paving To Build New Rock Quarry

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement was approved Thursday by Shelbyville City Council, ending more than 10 years of controversy concerning a rock quarry.
The city will pay Wright Paving $2 million within 30 days, followed by $500,000 in March 2016, then beginning in 2017 pay $100,000 or more for five years, with that total amount not to exceed $500,000.
“I feel that all parties felt that a financial settlement was in everyone’s best interest,” said Shelbyville City Manager Jay Johnson.
Another point in the agreement is that the permit for the quarry will be issued on today (August 11).
Wright Paving has been attempting to build a quarry at their Hillsboro land in Coffee County for several years. Company owners say they will continue to ask for approval from county leaders to open here.
Portions of this story provided by the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.