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  • Deficiencies will cost builder...but it could be worse

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—An unfinished building site could cost the city of Mount Washington $25,000 a day.

    Instead, it will cost the builder an amount only determined by how long it takes him to finish the site…one year later than originally planned.

    A hearing was held for Jones Brothers Builders regarding the incompletion of the Dollar Tree building site, located on Shadowmeade Lane off Bardstown Road.

  • Communication system to be upgraded

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Since William Mahoney returned to the Hillview Police Department, he has been very vocal about his concerns over the communications system.

    There were too many times when his radio did not work, especially inside buildings.

    And it was not that the radios were broken.

    The current system used by Bullitt County was just not up to date and communications were at times impossible.

    That presents a very dangerous, and possibly fatal, situation for law enforcement officials and the public.

  • Hillview looks to upgrade community center

     HILLVIEW – In efforts to upgrade its community center, Hillview officials are getting rid of some old to get something new.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the city is getting rid of the old plastic and wooden bleachers in the community center on Prairie Drive.

    The wooden bleachers will be moved to the city’s ball field next to the government center.

    The plastic ones will be sold on gov.deals.com.

    New bleachers are on order.

    The city is also getting rid of about 50 folding chairs.

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  • Brown calls for mayor to resign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As auditors presented their report on the city financial practices since 2013, reaction surfaced immediately.

    Some of it came from the members of the Shepherdsville City Council while some came from a pair of former town board members who were also part of the audit committee.

    And one of the comments asked mayor Curtis Hockenbury to resign his office.

    Such was the war of words on display over the past week.

  • Alvey sworn in as county’s top prosecutor

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- It didn’t take Shelly Lemons Alvey long to figure out what she wanted to do in life.

    Spending time with her aunt and uncle, who were narcotics detectives in Lexington — Alvey knew that she wanted to be involved in the judicial system.

    The path to being a prosecutor has led Alvey to Bullitt County’s top position of commonwealth attorney.

    On Friday, the resident of Lebanon Junction was sworn in as the new commonwealth attorney for the 55th Judicial District.

  • LJ fire will seek mitigation cost reimbursement

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Out of towners whose wrecks involved clean up from the Lebanon Junction Fire Department will soon be charged for the clean-up worked required.

    In an effort to remove some of the burden off Lebanon Junction’s taxpayers, city attorney Walt Sholar read an ordinance at the November city council meeting introducing increased response rates from the fire department.

  • Grand Opening: Shelter Insurance

     Whether you’re on the county’s east side or west side, Barbara Wright Insurance is there to cover you. Barbara S. Wright Insurance, LLC, contracted with Shelter Insurance, has opened its second location inside the Porter Building in Shepherdsville.

  • County looks to save money through energy improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars annually through an energy performance plan.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court could take a similar approach on a smaller scale.

    Andrew Apro, a representative with Perfection Group Inc., talked with members of fiscal court recently.

    After the company presented a free audit which showed major savings, fiscal court voted unanimously to move forward with taking sealed proposals.

  • Auditors find issues in finances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Of the 116 transactions the auditing team from Jones Nale and Mattingly inspected, 25 percent of those payments did not have the required documentation.

    That was just one of the findings revealed after the 11-month investigation into the financial handling of affairs in the city of Shepherdsville from 2013-2016.

    Auditors Jonathan Eade and Joe Legel made their formal presentation to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday night.