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  • Hunters Hollow customers urged to voice surcharge opposition

     HILLVIEW — Now is the time for northern Bullitt County residents to raise your voices, especially if you are a customer of the Hunters Hollow treatment plant.

    Currently, the state Public Service Commission is considering the reopening of the surcharge request by creditors of the old Bullitt Utilities.

    The requested surcharge could add as much as $17 per month to Hunters Hollow customers.

    Hillview attorney Tammy Baker said now is the time for customers to voice their concerns over the request.

  • Rezoning, variance would allow some growth at facility

     CLERMONT -- Seven rezoning requests totalling around 104 acres may not seem like a lot when you are talking about the massive Jim Beam Distillery in Bullitt County.

    However, the seven rezoning requests ranging in size from .3 acres to 69.1 acres are very, very important to the future of the world leader in the production of bourbon.

    Throw on top of the rezoning requests, which must be approved by Bullitt Fiscal Court, that Jim Beam also secured a variance during the February meeting of county planners.

  • Sanitation District gets OK, moves to hike rates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to allow the Bullitt County Sanitation District to set its own rates — with some limits.

    Two days later, the board did just that.

    Customers of the BCSD will soon see a 12 percent increase to their bills. On average, the increase would be less than $3 a month.

    District manager Jerry Kennedy said he was worried when he entered the fiscal courtroom on Tuesday and the seats were nearly full.

  • Fox Chase rezones property for commercial purposes

    FOX CHASE - The City of Fox Chase is open for business.

    The city commission approved an ordinance at their January business meeting to rezone 5.06 acres of land owned by James Robards.

    The property, located adjacent to Hebron Presbyterian Church, would be rezoned from R-1 Residential to B-1 Business.

    The council approved the ordinance with certain business restrictions that were discussed at the December business meeting, including no allowance of a methadone clinic, halfway house, adult-themed businesses or drug rehabilitation centers.

  • Residents voice concern but work to continue using residential street

     CEDAR GROVE — Residents will have another six months to ensure construction activities along Meadowland Trail.

    In a heated confrontation that started in the hallway before Bullitt Fiscal Court began its recent meeting, Active Heroes won their battle to extend an encroachment permit.

    Much to the dismay of residents who attended the Feb. 7 meeting, fiscal court members voted unanimously to allow work on the camp facility for veterans.

    According to Troy Bochum, executive director of Active Heroes, a retreat is currently under construction.

  • Growth in business leads owners to find bigger quarters in Bullitt

     BARDSTOWN JUNCTION - Co-owners Paula Blankenship and Craig Cameron painted their way into a corner and then into their current business.

    The founders and owners of Heirloom Traditions have purchased and renovated the site of the former Grace Memorial Baptist Church along Highway 61 near Chapeze Lane. The business relocated from  rental facility in Prospect.

    “We had to move in while we were remodeling,” Blankenship said.

  • Hebron Estates gets insurance plan in place

     HEBRON ESTATES - Not long after switching the city’s insurance tax rate collection through the county from 3 to 5 percent, the Hebron Estates City Commission approved an insurance premiums surcharge ordinance.

    The new ordinance affects the levy of license fees imposed on insurance companies representing city residents.

    According to the ordinance, a 5 percent fee, based on life and health insurance policy premiums collected within the city, will be imposed.

  • Pay may accompany service on MW committees

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — Community members involved in future plans of the city have a paycheck coming their way.

    An ordinance was read at a recent city council meeting amending Chapter 35: Departments, board and commissions of the city of Mount Washington.

    The amendment would allow for any person serving on a board or committee for the city to be compensated for each meeting they attend.           

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  • Forensic audit begins; team asked to look at irregularities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the regular annual audit for the 2015-16 fiscal year about completed, a committee is already looking at the start of a much more detailed look at city spending.

    The Shepherdsville forensic audit committee got a sneak peak at what the regular annual audit by Smith and Company will say when it is presented on Feb. 14.

    Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton, auditors with the firm of Jones, Nale and Mattingly, made a presentation to the committee.