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  • LJ Junction officials asked to look at sidewalk between school, library

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- When the Lebanon Junction branch library was constructed over seven years ago, there was talk about finding a safe way for children to visit.

    Primarily, the talk was about building a sidewalk along Preston Highway from Lebanon Junction Elementary to the new library.

    The talk settled down and the project was not pursued.

    However, Tobee Taylor would like the sidewalk talk to be revised.

    A long-time library system employee, Taylor is now working out of the Lebanon Junction branch.

  • Lawsuit filed against BCSD over failure of sewer plant

     HILLVIEW  -- When the Hunters Hollow treatment plant exploded, a pair of companies were brought in by Bullitt Utilities to maintain sewer service to 700-plus customers.

    When Bullitt Utilities told the state Public Service Commission that it could no longer provide service, Bullitt County Sanitation District was brought in as a receiver to the abandoned system.

    Now, Bullitt County Sanitation is being sued by the bankruptcy estate of Bullitt Utilities for breach of contract.

  • Daniels honored for service as Pioneer Village clerk

    PIONEER VILLAGE - The changing of the calendar brings many other changes in the city of Pioneer Village headed into 2018.

    Those changes include a new city clerk and two new members of the city’s merit board.

    Ricki Daniels has served as the city’s clerk for over 10 years. She was recognized during the December business meeting for her years of service to the city.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher presented Daniels with a clock and a commemorative plate, along with a letter of recognition from state Rep. Russell Webber.

  • Parker says farewell as longest-tenured mayor

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The longest-tenured elected official in Bullitt County has resigned.

    Linda Parker officially stepped away from her duties as Hunters Hollow mayor during the city’s December business meeting.

    Parker became mayor of Bullitt’s smallest municipality in 1988, leaving office on Jan. 1 after 30 years of service to her community.

  • Tourism provides high hopes for continued growth in ‘18

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — New years come with new resolutions and tourism in Bullitt County is no exception.

    Reflecting on the past year, tourism director Troy Beam said establishing the first full year in the visitor’s center was a highlight for him.

    Located at 142 Buffalo Run Road, Beam’s office shifted from the second floor of Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the new location in July 2016 in an effort to better reach those unfamiliar with the area.

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  • Sanitation district will raise rates for ‘18

     HILLVIEW -- It can and it will.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation District earned the ability to impose up to a 12 percent annual rate increase.

    This was allowed by Bullitt Fiscal Court, which still has the right to review the request but has no power to stop it if it exceeds the 12 percent rate.

    At its recent meeting, the sanitation board voted 2-0 to increase the rates 12 percent for a second straight year. The increase will be effective in February.

  • Senior center gets a boost from fiscal court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Myrtle Holthouser likes her visits to the Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens facility in Shepherdsville.

    However, with shrinking funds in the community action agency’s budget, providing transportation services to and from the facility could be in jeopardy.

    A recent plea in The Pioneer News may have resulted in some assistance.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved $1,500 for each of the next two months with a possible $10,000 commitment for the rest of its fiscal year.

  • Harris becomes treasurer; Maddox on MW council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— As the year comes to an end, so does a long-term councilmember’s reign.

    After a total of 12 years, councilmember Alice Harris has left the town board to become a more permanent member of the municipal government.

    Harris officially resigned after the last regular council meeting to accept a position as the new city treasurer.

    Former treasurer Peggy Brinkman recently retired.

  • County audit has issues to correct

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County officials must address nine issues raised by the state auditor.

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the 2015-16 audit of Bullitt Fiscal Court and listed a number of deficiencies, most of which dealt with the animal control services.

    The following concerns were addressed in Harmon’s audit:

    *Bullitt County Animal Services did not properly account for pet license receipts