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  • Upgrades continue at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They’ve spent money updating the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    They are now in the process of transforming the exterior of the multi-use facility.

    In the near future, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would like to complete a long-awaited project -- paving its auxiliary parking lot.

    The large parking area to the east of the facility is a little bit concrete, a little bit holes and a whole lot of gravel.

  • Four buildings for distribution facilities receive board’s approval for variances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is no shortage of new construction for warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

    Besides the publicized plans by Browning Industries just east of Interstate 65 at Cedar Grove Road, four new buildings were under consideration by the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    Each asked for typical variances to handle a reduction in the number of parking spaces and a reduction in the actual size of the parking spaces, as well as front setback amendments.

  • Operator asks to abandon plant: PSC to determine fate of Hunters Hollow facility

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Much about the fate of an ill-fated sewer treatment system could be determined on Thursday.

    The state Public Service Commission will host a hearing at 10 a.m. in Frankfort to consider a petition for abandonment filed by the owners of Bullitt Utilities.

    Carroll Cogan and family own the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road in northern BUllitt County.

    Last March, the facility’s main tank exploded allowing raw sewage to run onto the ground and into Brooks Run.

  • Nothing normal when property at Bardstown Junction zoned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a difference a couple of years can make in terms of a rezoning request.

    While the official recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will not come until Aug. 27, it appears property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 is well on its way to being rezoned.

    The only hitch during the rezoning hearings for property owned by the Oma L. Shaw Estate and by Zoneton Developers came when a semi-truck clipped a pole and and knocked out power for the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Progressive Dinner

     For the second year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Progressive Dinner.

    Guests started with a salad at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and then went to Forest Edge Winery for some wine and appetizers. They finished up at the Jim Beam Stillhouse for dinner and live auction.

    Sponsors were Jim Beam, Park Community Credit Union, L&N Federal Credit Union and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    See more event photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • County insurance premium to actually go down in 2016

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the age where health insurance costs are continuing to increase, Bullitt County public officials were pleased to learn that the trend has changed locally.

    Angie Priddy, an agent with Brown & Brown Insurance, reported recently that Bullitt County government would see a 2 percent rate increase on its health coverage.

    This will amount to a $38,000 savings for the county.

    The employee portion of the premium will be unchanged for 2016. The savings will go to the county’s general fund.

  • Injured party says settlement offers made to city

     HILLVIEW -- After considering one last-ditch settlement offer, the Hillview City Council moved forward Thursday by filing for protection through Chapter 9 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    The council unanimously voted on Monday to file bankruptcy, according to the Aug. 19 issue of The Pioneer News.

    But less than 24 hours before a hearing was to be held in Bullitt Circuit Court, councilmembers were meeting once again.

    After meeting 30 minutes in executive session, no action was taken.

  • Board members face ethic charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A councilmember who was not informed of actions recently against the mayor of Shepherdsville has filed an ethics complaint against two of her colleagues.

    Gloria Taft, in her second term on the Shepherdsville City Council, filed complaints against Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, also councilmembers, on sections of the city’s code of ethics.

    The complaints revolve around alleged events which occurred prior to the Aug. 11 meeting of the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     

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  • Shepherdsville to look at comprehensive plan on drainage work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Do you think there might be drainage issues in certain parts of Shepherdsville?

    But do you know for sure where the problems are and how they could be fixed?

    Shepherdsville city councilman Bernie Brown knows there are problems but he also knows there needs to be a comprehensive study on where they actually exist.

    Engineer Arthur Jones said he could work with Scott Fleming, the city’s public works director, to start work on a plan of attack.