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One final thing done to finally close out Kentucky Turnpike

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE – While it has been over a decade since the Kentucky Turnpike Water District was an agency to deal with, county officials were suddenly faced with dealing with it once again.

In order to formally close out the Kentucky Turnpike Water District in the eyes of the state Public Service Commission, some final paperwork needed to be done.

In order to get that paperwork done, there needed to be a KWTD commission in place.

Bullitt Fiscal Court set up a new KTWD board recently as it appointed Larry Hatfield, Glen Gibson and Rudy Hawkins to the commission.

Magistrate Joe Laswell inquired whether there was a conflict with Hawkins serving since he was a county employee. 

County attorney Monica Robinson didn’t see any conflict with Hawkins but was concerned with whether Hatfield might have an incompatible office since he is a city councilman in Shepherdsville.

Upon further research, Robinson said there was no conflict.

However, fiscal court’s final decision was to place Mike Higgins, along with Hawkins and Gibson, on the commission.

The board’s lone action was to close out the merger agreement.

Nearly 12 years ago, the KTWD merged with Louisville Water Co.

In other business:

*James Duvall inquired about the county’s leash law for dogs.

He said that he and his wife were attacked by a pair of beagles while walking in their neighborhood.

He also voiced concern about constant barking from the neighbor’s dog.

Robinson said anyone could take out a criminal complaint at the county attorney’s office. However, she said the county’s nuisance ordinance would not cover the dog issue.

She said there is always the possibility of a civil lawsuit,

Duvall also talked with solid waste coordinator Hatfield about tall grass. Robinson said she would check to see if Hatfield had filed any type of complaint.

*Donna Miller, director of the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, asked fiscal court members to renew the lease commitment on property at the Highway 245/Interstate 65 interchange.

The site is the future home of a community college and the county, which owns the tract, had pledged to provide that land for the facility.

Currently, college officials are seeking funding in the state budget for the campus.

The court will decide at its Oct. 18 meeting on renewing the lease.

The next meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse. The public is invited to attend.