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  • Mount Washington looks at changes to regulations on legal height on grass, weeds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The grass may be greener in Mount Washington, but the city is cracking down on just how tall it can be.

    An amendment pertaining to grass height was read at a recent council meeting.

    Previously, it was unlawful to permit on any portion of a lot or parcel of land the accumulation of weeds, grass or underbrush in excess of 12 inches in height.

    The proposed change involved lowering the height to eight inches.

  • Smoking in car with minor illegal?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As a former smoker, Tammy Ott never realized the harm she was putting her children in when they were traveling in a vehicle.

    As a child enrichment center owner, Ott now fully understands the dangers of smoking in a vehicle when there are youngsters inside.

    Ott fully supports the efforts of those wanting the passage of an ordinance to regulate smoking inside a vehicle when there are infants inside.

    But, on the other hand, Ott also understands there will be many who oppose such legislation.

  • Hillview settles on fireworks ordinance with $1,000 permit

    HILLVIEW -- After several months of discussion, Hillview officials finally reached a resolution to the issue of fireworks.

    More specifically, the issue of temporary fireworks stands.

    By a 4-2 vote, with councilmembers JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, the council approved its new ordinance.

    The major issue for operators was the $100 per day fee to be charged for a 14-day period.

    While the council listened to the concerns, members did lower the amount required for a permit.

  • New jobs coming to seat firm supplying Ford plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping to secure more manufacturing jobs, the Shepherdsville City Council has agreed to provide incentives for an expansion of an existing facility.

    The council voted 2-0, with two members not voting, to allow 1 percent of the current 1.5 percent occupational tax to be rebated back to Magna Seating of America, which is based in Troy, Mich.

    The company, which is a seat supplier for Ford Motor Co., is located in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • State approves road projects along Highway 480, city loan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With funding in place and a bid secured, construction on the new connector road from Cedar Grove Road to a new I-65 interchange can begin.

    On Monday, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to accept a $3.3 million bid to construct Alpha Way.

    And, on Thursday, the state Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $3.5 million loan to complete the project.

    The Cedar Grove improvement project includes several parts.

  • Hillview goes forward with financing to settle debt in lawsuit

     HILLVIEW -- The Hillview City Council moved forward with something no one wanted to do but they all knew that they had to do it.

    The council approved Kentucky League of Cities coordinating the $5.5 million bond sale.

    The money will go to pay off the debt of over $15 million.

    In order to generate enough revenue to guarantee the annual bond payments, the city previously increased its insurance premium tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.

  • Dumpsters will be in full supply as second junk day set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, Larry Hatfield knew he was in trouble.

    With cars and trucks lined up at Bullitt East High to drop off items for the county’s junk disposal day, Hatfield knew there was a problem.

    The dumpters on the site were full and there was a whole lot of junk left in line.

    With the dumpsters on a rotation and with another one not due immediately, Hatfield started to have haulers dump items on the ground next to the dumpsters.

  • Two pools spruced up; other still in doubt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The waters were calm and there were no signs of storms Tuesday as county officials moved forward in their quest to get at least two of the public pools open for business in May.

  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding the death of Prince

     BBB is warning Prince fans to beware of scams that could pop up, surrounding his death. Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at the age of 57.

    Scammers use celebrity deaths to con fans in a variety of ways. Whatever the scam may be, fans will end up with viruses or malware on their computers, or giving out personal information.