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  • Hatfield to ask for forensic audit in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Councilman Larry Hatfield has been a part of city government in Shepherdsville for a long time.

    Serving one term as mayor and numerous others as a councilman, Hatfield has seen a city that has had money and a city that has not.

    As his final term is coming to a close, Hatfield said he will be asking for a forensic audit of the city’s finances.

  • Yes, Shepherdsville... You have a mayor!

        The city of Shepherdsville will have a mayor Wednesday as Curtis Hockenbury won a secret ballot Tuesday evening.

    With a standing room only audience, the Shepherdsville City Council selected Hockenbury, who was the first candidate to file this spring when a vacancy occurred in the final two years of Scott Ellis' ter.

    However, after a legal battle dismissed the resignation and reinstated Ellis, the latest resignation from office and duties came too late to place a new election on the November ballot.

  • Court removes two SE Bullitt members

                CLERMONT -- Unless there is a successful appeal in Bullitt Circuit Court, it appears that there will be two new members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously voted to remove Thomas Kelly and Kevin Moulton from the Southeast fire board effective immediately.

  • MW could be site of businesses at Armstrong intersection

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—A rezoning request could result in a new neighborhood grocery store, gas station and restaurant on the outskirts of town.
        Currently zoned R-1 Residential, owner David Hall is looking to have the 2.02 acres of land located at the southwest corner of Armstrong Lane and Highway 44 East zoned B-1 Highway Business.
        If the zoning request is approved, the site will be the future home of an IGA Crossroads.

  • Newest Chamber member cuts ribbon

     HILLVIEW - The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and local officials welcome Branch Banking and Trust Company’s Hillview Financial Center as the newest Chamber member.

    The BB&T branch location, at 5205 Hansbrook Drive, has been serving the community since June 2006.

    The location dates back to being a branch of the Bank of Louisville in 1972.

    BB&T Hillview Financial Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Historic bank building to be auctioned off this Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the oldest buildings in Shepherdsville will go on the auction block this Saturday.

    The building at the corner of Joe B. Hall Avenue and South Buckman Street, best known as the Bullitt County Bank, will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The building most recently served as PBI Bank. With the opening of a new facility on Adam Shepherd Parkway, the downtown location was closed in August 2014. The drive-thru remained open.

  • Hebron Estates residents to see big change in trash

     HEBRON ESTATES - A new contract will lead to a change in trash collection for Hebron Estates residents.

    The city’s current collection contract with Rumpke runs out at the end of September. The city commission accepted bids for a new four-year contract.

    Two bids were received, from Rumpke and Waste Management.

    Rumpke’s bid included a slight rate increase of $12.36 per month for weekly curbside service, with a $3.50 charge for an additional cart rental. No recycling option was offered.

  • UK will do study to look at county’s image

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—     Sometimes to make things better, you have to know where the problem lies.
        And that exactly what the University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky plans to do.
        Through a series of visits, the initiative sends participants to the county to compose a full review of the county, highlighting areas of opportunities for tourism and economic development, as well as noting which areas need improvement.

  • Shepherdsville cancels again

      UPDATE (09/20): The Shepherdsville City Council will not host a special Wednesday meeting that was scheduled on Wednesday to replace the postponed special meeting that was originally scheduled for Monday.

    That special meeting was scheduled after the council failed to host a quorum on at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Sept. 13.

    The pupose of the meetings would be to discuss the vacancy of the mayor's seat. The council has 30 days from the time of officially accepting the resignation of former mayor Scott Ellis to fill the void.

  • Hearing set to oust SE members

       SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Fiscal Court members started the process of removing two board members from the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District last month.
        On Tuesday, fiscal court members will listen to the evidence on why Thomas Kelly should be removed as chairman and Kevin Moulton removed as a members.
        The hearing, which is open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Bullitt Fiscal Courtroom in the courthouse.