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  • Ordinance on shooting of weapons discussed on May 1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A firestorm of concern has arisen over a proposed ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, after getting a complaint from a resident off Bleemel Lane, instructed county attorney John Wooldridge to draft an ordinance to deal with those who fire weapons and have the ammunition leave their property.

    Updating the court members recently, Wooldridge said nothing in the ordinance would deal with the Second Amendment.

  • Santa Rosa to expand new MW site

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Less than a year after opening, a facility in Mount Washington is already planning a major expansion.

    Santa Rosa Systems LLC, which has opened a facility in Mount Washington, received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to receive tax incentives of over $2.6 million.

    According to the application, the company plans to spend over $21.6 million to expand its current facility.

  • Shawn MacIntyre selected to serve on Hunters Hollow board

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - For the first time this calendar year, the Hunters Hollow City Commission had all the chairs filled.

    Shawn MacIntyre was sworn in as a new city commissioner. He joins current members Bonnie Israel, David Lotze and Ron Parker.

    MacIntyre fills the vacancy left by Tammy Ross, who was sworn in as mayor in January, replacing long-time leader Linda Parker.

  • Hillview rezones property for new apartments

     HILLVIEW  -- A Class A apartment complex is planned for the city of Hillview.

    The Bowling Green-based Monticello Properties will begin construction within the next year on an apartment complex off Hebron Lane and the John Harper Highway.

    The Hillview City Council approved the rezoning request for 31 acres to be rezoned from R-1 and R-2 Residential to R-3 Residential.

    Jack Sheidler, owner of the development company, said that there would be 176 units on the property known as the Hester family farm.

  • Charges against Cottrell dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former chief deputy has now been cleared on all criminal charges in Bullitt County.

    A prosecutor’s request to dismiss without prejudice charges against John Cottrell was granted Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Cottrell, who served under retired sheriff Dave Greenwell, was indicted on three felony charges.

    Cottrell would face felonies for taking control of a legend drug while it was in the evidence room. He also allegedly abused the trust of a law enforcement official and tampered with physical evidence.

  • BBB Issues Warning on Local “Contractor”
  • County looks to enforce safety rule

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Feeling the whizz of a bullet flying by your body is not a pleasant one.

    David Pryor said his initial reaction was to look at his body and start seeing if he was bleeding.

    Luckily, Pryor and his two horses were not injured.

    But the latest incident in February led him into action.

    The resident of Bleemel Lane brought his concerns to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    While cities may have ordinances regulating the firing of weapons within the corporate limits, there are no rules in the unincorporated areas.

  • BC EDA: Medicaid transition will be lot of work for agencies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As Kentucky moves into a new Medicaid system, Bullitt County Economic Development Authority director John Snider predicts there will be major changes.

    As a member of the KentuckianaWorks board, Snider said the responsibility of documenting and training individuals will fall upon that agency.

    By Oct. 1, the 26,000 on Medicaid who are physically able to work in the KentuckianaWorks region, which includes Bullitt, will have certain requirements if they wish to continue to receive benefits.

  • Fox Chase supports medical marijuana push

     FOX CHASE - Council members heard a lengthy discussion the previous month from an organization hoping to legalize medical marijuana, if not recreational marijuana, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    The next month, those same council members decided to heed the words of the group led by Dan Seum Jr., passing a resolution to show support.

    The Fox Chase City Council unanimously approved a resolution requesting and urging the state general assembly to address the needs of citizens by legalizing the medical prescription of cannabis as a health treatment option.

  • Fast Pace can cure your ills quickly

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In today’s fast pace world, the City of Mount Washington has a place where residents can receive urgent care in a timely fashion.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic, located at 145 Brookeley Drive.

    Fast Pace offers treatment for illnesses, aches and pains, as well as injuries and trauma, rashes, burns, cuts, even colds and flu. Onsite lab tests and X-rays are available.