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  • Fire groups closer than ever to contract

     CLERMONT — In the past, the sizzle of the conversation between members of two groups working for the people of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District was pretty explosive.

    But, on this particular Saturday, that sizzle in the kitchen of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department came from the bacon and not the banter.

    After about two hours of discussion, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board and the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Board were shaking hands and checking out if there were any leftovers in the kitchen.

  • Legislators say cut in judicial seats will not happen

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In December, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. announced a plan for realignment of district and circuit judges in the state.

    The plan was just that — a plan.

    And that plan must be approved by the General Assembly. Any changes would not go into effect until 2022.

    But the legislative contingency in Bullitt County said they would not approve any loss of judicial seats locally.

  • Hunters Hollow continues to discuss its biggest issue -- sewer service

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - With one back-up out of the way, the Hunters Hollow City Commission waits on another to clear city sewage issues.

    The fears of city residents were eased when water was still available after the Jan. 1 receivership deadline ended for the Bullitt County Sanitation District to handle the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.

    City attorney Mark Edison said BCSD remained in charge of the plant and would continue to handle those duties until the Kentucky Public Service Commission held a hearing and made a ruling.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 19, 2017

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Shoulder closed at the KY 61 overpass (milepoint 118.7) due to bridge construction.

  • EMS, jail must make changes in procedures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two Bullitt County entities have some work to do, according to state auditor Mike Harmon.

    According to the audit released by Harmon’s office, Bullitt County government was spared any recommendations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.

    However, there were recommendations for improvement in the Emergency Medical Services and with the Bullitt County Jail.

    Emergency Medical Services

    The major issue involving EMS was the lack of strong controls over receipts.

  • 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.