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  • Shelter group will look at fees before vote taken on ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The animal shelter committee will have another item on its agenda to consider at its May 10 meeting.

    A decision is needed on what fees will be charged for various services provided by the shelter.

    Angie Greenup, assistant animal control district direcotr, told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she didn’t agree with proposed changes in the fees.

    She did research with other facilities and listed suggestions. County attorney John Wooldridge offered alternatives.

  • Pioneer Village, Hillview to work together to get rid of pest — mosquitoes

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Residents in Pioneer Village hopefully won’t have as many mosquitoes to worry about this summer.

    The Pioneer Village City Council agreed to enter an interlocal agreement with the city of Hillview for mosquito prevention spraying.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher previously discussed the agreement with Hillview mayor Jim Eadens. Hillview currently owns a mosquito repellant sprayer, and Hilllview Public Works director Jim Bohannon is trained to apply the spray.

  • BBB Tips on Kentucky Derby Ticket Scams

     Derby season is officially here! If you are on the hunt for last minute Kentucky Oaks or Derby tickets, beware that scammers are trying to fool you into purchasing fake tickets.

  • Talks continue on aquatic center as main county pool still closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Bullitt County swimmers could go from wondering if any pool will open in the summer to having a pool available 365 days a year.

    The three county pools, located at Maryville Elementary, Bullitt Central High and Mount Washington Middle, are currently managed by the Bullitt County YMCA.

    YMCA Executive Director Justin Guest, who took over the position in January, said he is working with the county on a committee to develop a plan to better the swimming needs for the community, which could include an indoor aquatic center.

  • Pool Talk: Mount Washington has interest in taking over existing pool

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Just before the summer opening, the Mount Washington pool needs a little TLC.

    Volunteer Trisha Moats asked the Mount Washington City Council at a recent meeting for a donation to help better some areas of the pool, such as a new double-sink for the concession stand, gritted paint for the locker room floor, shrubbery to help block some of Stout’s hardware store behind the pool and a new door to replace the one vandalized last year. Moats said she estimated the volunteers would need around $2,000 for the improvements

  • Dispatch to be overseen by sheriff’s department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you call Central Dispatch, you probably won’t notice a lot of difference.

    However, the oversight of the department now falls into the control of sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    With the quest to return its Central Dispatch system to full privileges, the operations of that agency will now be overseen by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    After a long discussion, fiscal court unanimously agreed to turn the control of Central Dispatch over to sheriff Tinnell.

  • MW Sewer Line Replacement to Cause Summer Road Delays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents in the older areas of Mount Washington may experience some road delays over the summer due to sewer line work.

    According to Public Works Director Ronnie Fick, the replacement of the sewer lines will correct excessive infiltration in the lines which will ultimately help the sewer treatment plant last longer.

    “This project is long overdue,” he said.

  • Bojangles newest national chain to land in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Another restaurant chain is looking to continue its trek north with a new eatery in Bullitt County.

    Bojangles, which has over 600 restaurants, including 11 in Kentucky, will build its northern-most eatery the Commonwealth in Shepherdsville.

    The company secured a variance for five smaller-than-allowed parking spaces, as well as its site plan review, on Thursday.

    Attorney Eric Merlino, representing the company based in Tennessee, said that the restaurant is to be located on Conestoga Parkway adjacent to the PBI Bank facility.

  • Residents ‘hear’ cell tower coming

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you hear me now?

    For residents along McElvain Lane in southern Bullitt County, they heard what they didn’t want to hear.

    The Bullitt County Planning Commission gave approval to a revised plan by Capital Telecom Holdings and Verizon to install a 190-foot cellular tower.

    While not totally opposed to the need for the cellular tower, residents were hoping that planners would force the company to move the facility into wooded areas which would make it less visible.

  • Sanitation District to begin quest to upgrade current facilities

     HILLVIEW — The  hard work of meeting the promises made to the state Division of Water has now begun for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    Approval was given to begin the first phase of its plans to get rid of smaller treatment plants and constructing a larger regional facility.

    The sanitation board voted unanimously to allow district manager Jerry Kennedy to borrow up to $775,000.

    The first phase of the $18 million project will include obtaining a loan from the Kentucky Rural Water Finance corporation.