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  • BBB Warns of Smokies Wildfire Scams

     Natural disasters like the recent fires in the Smoky Mountains area are tragic. Many organizations are available to assist those who are affected; however, this also provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of this tragedy.

    Better Business Bureau encourages you to visit give.org before you donate to learn more about the charity. BBB reminds you to not be pressured into making contributions, as reputable organizations do not use these pushy tactics. Here are more tips for disaster relief giving:

  • BBB tips on Giving Tuesday

     From collection kettles to toy drives to end-of-the-year tax deductions, the spirit of the holidays means giving to favorite causes and to those less fortunate. American charities receive one-third of their annual donations during the holiday season.

    With that in mind, several charities started Giving Tuesday to follow the busy shopping weekend after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday). Giving Tuesday falls on November 29 this year.

  • Old library to become new MW city hall

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — As construction continues on the newest library building in the middle of town, the mystery over what will happen to the current building has been solved.

    The city of Mount Washington will buy the building for $225,000 and will take possession and close on the deal once the library makes the move to the new building in spring of next year.

  • Curb kits run into problems in MW subdivision

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Residents in Mount Washington thought they found a solution to scraping their cars on the high curbs of their Twelve Oaks driveways.

    Six years ago, someone in the city told them the solution was allowed.

    However, the current administration says that the solution breaks a city ordinance put into effect in 1991.

    According to ordinance 91.32, no person shall encumber any street or sidewalk with barrels, boxes, cans, articles or substances of any kind, so as to interfere with the free and unobstructed use thereof.

  • Attorney says projects may be lost

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Fiscal Court may have solved a part of its problem but there is another issue still looming.
        And, continued delays in finding an answer may wind up costing the county jobs and tax revenue.
        Over the past several months, issues over staffing in the code enforcement office and the lack of a planning administrator has left developers and builders at a loss.
        Without the proper staffing, development will stop.

  • Visitors have new spot to seek info

        SHEPHERDSVILLE --  Travelers seeking information on the county have a new place to stop.
        In July, Bullitt County Tourism moved from their offices on the second floor of Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to a spot of their own off Buffalo Run Road near Exit 116.
        According to tourism director Troy Beam, walk-in visitor numbers have risen from 10 to 12 a month at its previous location in Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to 120 to 140 a month at the new building.

  • Mount Washington seems like home for new State Farm agent

            MOUNT WASHINGTON— Being from Lawrenceburg, Hannah Sutherland felt like Mount Washington was some place she could see herself enjoying.
        “I knew that only this was a place I could run a business but it was also a place I could call home,” she said. “It’s very similar. It just has that small-town feel and I knew it was where I wanted to end up.”
        Recently, Sutherland hosted a ribbon cutting for her State Farm Insurance branch.

  • Pioneer Village loses officer, gains new one

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A former city police officer recently took over as mayor of another city.
        Last month former Pioneer Village police officer Curtis Hockenbury was selected as the new mayor of Shepherdsville following a vote by that city’s council.
        In response, PVPD chief D.J. Reynolds needed a replacement to fill the void.
        “I needed to find a certified, top-notch officer immediately,” he said.

  • Cottrell seeks return to job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former chief deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to regain his job.
        John Cottrell, who was terminated on Oct. 5, requested a hearing before the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board.
        However, Cottrell’s return to work will have to go through the legal system.
        Or will it?
        At its meeting Wednesday, the merit board unanimously rejected the request for a hearing.

  • Recanvass changes nothing; Johnson wins 49th District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As expected, the vote count for the 49th District House of Representatives race did not change.
        After a recanvass on Thursday morning by the Bullitt County Board of Elections, Dan Johnson retained his 156-vote margin of victory over incumbent Linda Belcher.
        The total of 9,342 for Johnson and 9,186 for Belcher did not change after members of Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney’s staff checked the computer readings from the Nov. 8 general election.