Hillview looking forward to prescription assistance

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By Stephen Thomas

HILLVIEW - Although it might take a little while to get the program started, Hillview officials are excited about a way to help those who might be having trouble affording medical prescriptions.

Mayor Jim Eadens expressed his excitement about the city’s Prescription Assistance Program.

Two city clerks were sent to Elizabethtown for what Eadens called “very detailed, intense training.”

The program assists city residents in acquiring prescription medication at lower prices.

Eadens said the city is searching for program volunteers. He said volunteers could assist for one or two days each week.

Hebron Estates officials metnioned the program and several people voluteered to help when the program gets started in Hillview.

“A medical background helps but it isn’t necessary,” he added. “This is really a great opportunity to give back to the community.”

In other business:

- The council unanimously approved an ordinance annexing unincorporated territory located north of Highway 1526 and west of Interstate 65.

Resident voters within the annexed property have 60 days from the ordinance’s publication in the newspaper to officially oppose. Fifty percent of the residents must express opposition to the mayor and request the issue be placed on a ballot during the next general election.

- The council approved the 2008-09 amended city budget ordinance.

Edison also presented the first reading of the 2009-10 city budget ordinance. A second reading and approval vote will take place at the June business meeting.

- The council discussed a proposed ordinance amendment by the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission in regards to gasoline storage.

Edison said the change would allow gas tank storage in all zones, including residential.

Each city is allowed to decide whether to accept the ordinance amendment.

“Fifty gallons of gas next door don’t sound too good to me,” said council member Harry Cooper.

The council will make a decision during the June meeting.

- Two proclamations were presented during the meeting, one recognizing May as Motor Safety Awareness Month.

The other recognized Saturday, June 13, as Corbin Huff Day in the city of Hillview. Huff was the founder of Corbin’s Karate Academy and an active member of the local community. The day coincides with a charity event scheduled at the academy.

“Quite a few children in this community have been touched by Corbin’s efforts,” Eadens said.

- The next Hillview business meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., at Hillview City Hall. The public is invited to attend.