Thomas Barr
Keith Griffee
Griffee tabbed as finance director

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past seven years, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts has been advocating the creation of the position for financial officer.

With a population nearing 80,000 and with a budget of over $22 million, Roberts said county government should be run like a business.

After getting the position funded in the 2014-15 budget, Roberts cleared the final hurdle on Tuesday.

Despite repeated opposition in the past, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to hire Keith Griffee as the new finance officer.