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  • Exit Realty joins Chamber, opens Shepherdsville office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Exit Realty Heartland celebrated its newest office location in Shepherdsville.

    Formerly located along John Harper Highway, the offices are now hosted at 314 S. Beckman St., Suite 2, in SHepherdsville, next to the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    “We put the heart in real estate,” said branch owner and principal broker Vickie Grimes.

    “Vickie examplefies leadership in this area and is helping to grow the Exit brand throughout the Bluegrass State,” said Exit Southeast regional owner Stacy Strobl.

  • MW residents like sod better than homes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Another controversial rezoning request will head to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The request received a favorable recommendation from Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning, though not unanimously, and coming after lengthy discussion.

    The request was made for 229 acres of property along Highway 44 East, backing up to Waterford Road, known locally as the sod farm.

    Owners Larry and Carolyn Helm hope to rezone the property from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential, with plans to create a new subdivision.

  • Shepherdsville garbage service can be stopped

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are past due in your payments for garbage service in the city of Shepherdsville, you could be cut off in the next few weeks.

    And then the code enforcement officer with the city will be asking you where you are getting rid of your garbage.

    With the current hauler over $150,000 in the hole from payments by Shepherdsville customers, city officials recently made a change in its collection ordinance.

  • No sewer surcharge allowed on Hunters Hollow system

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The pipeline to satisfaction for Hunters Hollow residents affected by a failed sewage treatment plant finally received some flow.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the Hunters Hollow City Commission that bankruptcy trustee Robert Keats had been permitted by a federal bankruptcy judge to drop a surcharge case.

    Originally, Keats was seeking a ruling from Kentucky Public Service Commission that would lead to substantial rate increases to plant customers to pay for the failed plant. 

  • Citizens seek Chapeze to be scenic byway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A group working to protect the scenic value of the Chapeze Lane area got a shot in the arm from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    And they hope to get the same level of support from Bullitt Fiscal Court. But that can’t happen until the court hosts a special  meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the courthouse.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Dooley reinstated to position after long, costly legal battle

      MOUNT WASHINGTON—After nearly six years, the question has finally been answered: Michael Dooley is the chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District.

    In the latest of executive session meetings to work out plans, a motion was approved to bring the matter to a conclusion after Dooley was improperly terminated in 2012.

    As of Oct. 2, Dooley officially returned to work as Mount Washington’s fire chief.

    “I’m just happy it’s all done,” he said.

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  • Business loses appeal; will remain closed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A longtime business in Mount Washington had its license revoked due to improper zoning.

    Located at 1475 N. Bardstown Road, Virginia McAllister has operated a performance automotive and off-road shop on her property for 60 years. She and her husband started the business and their grandson, Chris Lyle, began working in it at age 15.

    Now 42, Lyle took over the Alpha Omega business almost 10 years ago. The business license was in his name.

  • City seeks answers to vandalism problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As much as the city officials would like to make improvements at the First Street Park, there is always a drawback.

    Vandalism at the park continues and city officials are looking for a solution.

    Public works supervisor Tom LaFollette recently told council members that $400 in repairs had to be made to park equipment due to vandalism.

    “It happens all the time,” said LaFollette.

  • Fox Chase looking for new place to store items

    FOX CHASE - Where does a small city keep its most important items?

    The city of Fox Chase has always implemented a storage unit, located at the Wee Stor-It Self Storage location on N. Preston Highway.

    Mayor Owen Taylor said the unit was always free to the city for use. However, new owners have decided otherwise.

    According to Taylor, the new owner would begin charging the city $115 per month for the unit’s use, effective as of Oct. 1.