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  • LJ fire department unveils rescue truck

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Residents can feel a little safer thanks to the Lebanon Junction Fire Department’s newest addition.

    The department bought a new-to-them rescue truck that has four doors and can carry six people and equipment.

    The truck cost just under $43,000, fire chief Todd Crady said.

  • Court takes ‘guarded’ attack at AC, mold problems at jail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an aging building that has some issues not able to be seen by the naked eye, local officials are wrestling over how to best handle the situation at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Maintenance supervisor Bill Cates came to fiscal court with a specific request -- to replace one of the failing heating and air conditioning units.

    What he got was a directive to go get more prices.

  • Hillview tax rate rises as way to add revenue to pay debts

     HILLVIEW - In an effort to prove that it is trying to generate funds in order to pay off a $15 million lawsuit, Hillview city officials agreed to take the 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    But the vote was not unanimous.

    Councilmembers Kim Whitlock, David Conn, Lisa Boggs and Randall Hill voted to increase the real property tax rate. Councilmembers Karen Johnson and JoAnn Wick were opposed.

    Under the approved proposal, the real property rate will be 12.14 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Hester says no to methadone clinic

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Kenny Hester walked into a community center full of people who were not pleased about what they had been hearing.

    Thoughts of a methadone clinic in their back yard was not something they wanted to see.

    But, the long-time businessman was able to quickly ease most of their concerns.

    Kentuckiana Comprehensive Treatment Center was listed in planning commission records as the business which would locate in a 10,000-square-foot building.

  • Could you pay more for meals in Mount Wash. in the future?

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Could customers eating in Mount Washington restaurants soon be paying a little more for their meals?

    Mayor Barry Armstrong ended the last Mount Washington City Council meeting with something for the members to talk about: bringing a restaurant and hotel tax to the city.

    “We are expecting a growth in restaurants and there have been questions about hotels coming here,” Armstrong said.

  • District allowed to set own sewer rates

      HILLVIEW - As the Bullitt County Sanitation District moves closer to being named the receiver of a new situation, it has its own financial problems to worry about.

    But, thanks to Bullitt Fiscal Court changing a prior decision, there is hope that the sanitation district will be in better condition in the future.

    By a vote of 3-2, fiscal court will allow the sanitation district to set its own rates for users.

    The sanitation district is run without government funds but was set up by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Commission looks for cities to take part in upkeep of tourism signage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the years, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission has invested a lot of money in promoting activities in the area.

    One such form of marketing are four LED signs placed in Shepherdsville, Hillview, Lebanon Junction and Mount Washington.

    As with anything, things tend to happen. Machinery will break down. Companies will go out of business.

    Faced with needing to spend up to $40,000 to replace the LED signs at Hillview and Lebanon Junction, commissioners are facing a tough decision.

  • Pioneer Village tax rate will inch up slightly this year

    PIONEER VILLAGE - When does it become necessary for a city to raise taxes?

    No one ever wants to, but members of the Pioneer Village City Council are responsible for setting the annual rates.

    Real property tax rates were increased this year, albeit slightly.

    City attorney Mark Edison said last year’s real property tax rate was set at 12.65 cents per $100 of property.

  • Resident ready to fly with new use of property acquired by Pioneer Village

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It remains unknown whether or not a Pioneer Village resident’s idea will fly with the city council.

    And with a recent drone shooting over a neighboring city, it’s uncertain as to whether or not the council will shoot down the proposal.

    In recent months Pioneer Village officials purchased acreage located adjacent to Becknell Hall, where the city offices and police headquarters are located.