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  • Court rejects planners’ bid to reduce fees

        SHEPERDSVILLE -- Some complaints over revised fees charged by the Bullitt County Planning Commission will take a little more time before any change is made.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court denied a text amendment that would address the fees charged on structures such as garages and pole barns, as well as the zoning compliance fee charged for building permits which are located inside municipal limits.
        With the denial, county attorney John Wooldridge can revise the text amendment and begin the process over again.

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.

  • Woman takes stand on removal of trees for sewer project

     BROOKS  - Lynn Triplett said she meant well.

    Beginning in 2012, Triplett attempted to pursue a solution to the chronic drainage problems affecting her Marvin Ave. neighborhood, contacting Bullitt County Sanitation District director Jerry Kennedy.

    In ensuing years she assisted with plans to promote a new sewage treatment plant for the area. She communicated with residents hoping to hook up to the new system, as well as those not wanting the new plant.

  • Hearing set on annex questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a trial date looming over the annexation of property owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises, attorneys will return to court on Wednesday.

    The action brought by the Southeast Bullitt Community versus both the city of Shepherdsville and Miller seeks to have an annexation of the property ruled to be illegal.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland has filed a motion seeking dismissal of the case.

  • Baugh looks to form organization to help with ADA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Barry Baugh has been a watchdog for businesses that aren’t adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Now, he is planning to establish a non-profit organization to continue his crusade.

    Baugh approached the Shepherdsville City Council about his plans at a recent meeting.

  • ‘Missing’ water found located in Lebanon Junction

        LEBANON JUNCTION—The case of the missing water has been solved.
        According to Lebanon Junction Public Works Director Chaz Sullivan, the water meter at the truck stop has been getting stuck and consequentially not recording the proper water usage.
        During a 10-minute test that used 165 gallons, Sullivan said the meter only showed five gallons passed through.
        A 20-minute test showed a 45 percent loss.

  • Homearama deemed to be success in MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Blue banners lined the streets welcoming thousands of visitors to Mount Washington for Bullitt County’s first taste of Homearama.
        The two-week event found its way to River Crest subdivision, located on Bogard Lane behind Pleasant Grove Elementary.
        According to developer Richard Miles, the event brought in just over 15,000 people to the Mount Washington location.

  • Hillview establishes code enforcement ordinance, board

        HILLVIEW - A nuisance is a nuisance in the city of Hillview, and a new code enforcement board will work toward regulating them.
        The Hillview City Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing a code enforcement board that will host hearings for anyone wanting to challenge a nuisance warning they have received.
        The three-member board will meet, as necessary, on the second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the Hillview Government Center. The members will be paid $25 for each meeting.

  • I-65 property back to county

      CLERMONT -- With no suitors in the near future, the 40-acre tract at the northwest quadrant of Interstate 65 and Highway 245 will return to the hands of county government.

    In April 2014, the Bullitt County Education Foundation was given possession of the property at the Clermont exit.

    The hot prospect at the time was to have a Bullitt County campus for Jefferson County Technical and Community College.

    However, that project was placed on hold by the state-operated system.

  • Business gets closer to Fox Chase limits

        FOX CHASE - The city of Fox Chase is primarily a residential area located within Northern Bullitt County.
        However, with Preston Highway expanding a little closer to city limits, there is concern for potential business growth along the Preston corridor bordering the city limits.
        Rocky Comito, the Fox Chase representative on the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission, discussed the situation at the July city council meeting.