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  • County to get rid of mold; look for its source in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While county officials look for the root of the problem, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to spend up to $4,000 to get rid of mold growing in portions of the detention center.

    Jailer Martha Knox reported the mold problem about a month ago to county officials.

    Since that time, bids have been received.

    The mold is in the large room used for video arraignments and in the GED room.

    Both are critical to the operation of the facility, said Knox.

  • Business provides old-time care for vehicles

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - A vehicle restoration shop is looking to bring “Mayberry-worthy” service back to Mount Washington.

    American Classics Rod and Restorations owner Chris Shaw wanted to create an environment where car owners could trust his work.

    “It used to be that you’d go to a gas station and they would check your oil, wash your windows and call you by name,” Shaw said. “It’s the same thing here.”

  • PSC authorizes Bullitt Utilities to abandon sewer system

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the Bullitt Utilities sewer system, which serves about 700 customers in the Hunters Hollow and Hillview areas of Bullitt County, to abandon its sewer system.

    In an order issued today, the PSC said that it will go to Franklin Circuit Court as soon as possible to seek appointment of a temporary operator, known as a receiver, to begin running the system prior to Sept. 30, when the abandonment takes effect.

  • LJ fills one position; chief still undecided

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city still have a vacancy at the head of its police department but another opening has been filled.

    Applications have been received and mayor Larry Dangerfield should have a recommendation for the Lebanon Junction City Council at its September meeting on who he would like to see as the next police chief.

    Mike Keffer recently resigned due to health reasons after being appointed in January by then-mayor Steve Masden.

    Currently, Terry Phillips is serving as the interim chief.

  • Upgrades continue at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They’ve spent money updating the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    They are now in the process of transforming the exterior of the multi-use facility.

    In the near future, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would like to complete a long-awaited project -- paving its auxiliary parking lot.

    The large parking area to the east of the facility is a little bit concrete, a little bit holes and a whole lot of gravel.

  • Four buildings for distribution facilities receive board’s approval for variances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is no shortage of new construction for warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

    Besides the publicized plans by Browning Industries just east of Interstate 65 at Cedar Grove Road, four new buildings were under consideration by the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    Each asked for typical variances to handle a reduction in the number of parking spaces and a reduction in the actual size of the parking spaces, as well as front setback amendments.

  • Operator asks to abandon plant: PSC to determine fate of Hunters Hollow facility

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Much about the fate of an ill-fated sewer treatment system could be determined on Thursday.

    The state Public Service Commission will host a hearing at 10 a.m. in Frankfort to consider a petition for abandonment filed by the owners of Bullitt Utilities.

    Carroll Cogan and family own the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road in northern BUllitt County.

    Last March, the facility’s main tank exploded allowing raw sewage to run onto the ground and into Brooks Run.

  • Nothing normal when property at Bardstown Junction zoned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a difference a couple of years can make in terms of a rezoning request.

    While the official recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will not come until Aug. 27, it appears property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 is well on its way to being rezoned.

    The only hitch during the rezoning hearings for property owned by the Oma L. Shaw Estate and by Zoneton Developers came when a semi-truck clipped a pole and and knocked out power for the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Progressive Dinner

     For the second year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Progressive Dinner.

    Guests started with a salad at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and then went to Forest Edge Winery for some wine and appetizers. They finished up at the Jim Beam Stillhouse for dinner and live auction.

    Sponsors were Jim Beam, Park Community Credit Union, L&N Federal Credit Union and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    See more event photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • County insurance premium to actually go down in 2016

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the age where health insurance costs are continuing to increase, Bullitt County public officials were pleased to learn that the trend has changed locally.

    Angie Priddy, an agent with Brown & Brown Insurance, reported recently that Bullitt County government would see a 2 percent rate increase on its health coverage.

    This will amount to a $38,000 savings for the county.

    The employee portion of the premium will be unchanged for 2016. The savings will go to the county’s general fund.