• City finances to be scrutinized

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Hatfield said some councilmembers didn’t worry about money when passing along salary increases.
        He didn’t understand why they would be worried about the cost of having a forensic audit done when there could be a lot of tax dollars involved.
        The Shepherdsville City Council ultimately approved Hatfield’s request to move forward with the forensic audit by a 4-2 count.

  • Workers want to return to better balance of work/life in contract dispute at Beam

     CLERMONT -- The good news was that for the first time in years, workers with the Jim Beam Brands plants in Clermont and Boston had the weekend off.

    The bad news is that the weekend vacation was because the 250-plus employees at the two plants officially went on strike Friday at midnight.

    The strike comes after three contract extensions and a session with a federal mediator.

  • Council looks to get back on track

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In hopes of returning city government to a sense of normalcy, Shepherdsville leaders opted to not cancel last night’s meeting.

    Provided a quorum was present on Oct. 11, the council hosted some discussion on canceling due to fall break in the local school system.

    The council did vote to cancel a pair of more traditional meetings -- Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 27 for Christmas.

  • Hillview, business owner look at disputes over annexation of land

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview City Council has proposed an annexation, though the property owner shared consolidation concerns.
        The council approved a proposed annexation ordinance of 1.49 acres of unincorporated territory along E. Blue Lick Road, formerly the Old Custom Aluminum Building.
        Property owner Kenny Hester, addressing the council, said the property proposed for annexation was consolidated weeks prior with the rest of the surrounding property he owned. He requested a delay in passing the ordinance.

  • Fox Chase looking forward to fall cleaning day set for this Saturday

        FOX CHASE - Well before it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning, the Fox Chase City Council discussed fall and winter.
        Mayor Owen Taylor announced that the city’s dumpster day was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        The event allows Fox Chase residents to clean up and clean out their properties.
        Certain items will not be allowed, such as hazardous materials, tires, appliances with freon, wet paint, batteries or household garbage.

  • Carts could be more than used for golf in Mt. Wash.

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Golf carts aren’t just for the green anymore.
        An ordinance was introduced to the Mount Washington City Council allowing the use of the vehicles on city streets.
        According to councilmember Greg Gentry, with subdivisions like River Crest being built that cover a large space but have central parks or other gathering spaces within the area, golf carts are often used by homeowners to avoid driving vehicles over.

  • No jail for jailer; contempt dismissed

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County jailer will not have to serve time in her own facility.
        A special judge from Hardin Circuit Court ruled on Friday that jailer Martha Knox had not been in contempt of an order to mandate that she move emergency protective orders to an electronic format.
        Acting upon the wishes of the entire 55th Judicial District, Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour brought contempt charges against Knox.

  • Nichols Branch Library?

                    NICHOLS -- There really didn’t seem to be any doubt that the residents of the Nichols community would have a library facility.
        The only question seemed to be when that might happen.
        About 50 people attended a public forum recently to discuss with Bullitt County Public Library officials the possibility of a facility to serve their portion of the county.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Matthew

     Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning those who want to help victims of Hurricane Matthew to be cautious when giving money or other assistance to charities. Fundraising efforts are already showing up on crowdfunding sites like Gofundme.com. While some efforts are legitimate, others are scammers posing as fake charities to take advantage of those who want to help.

  • Velocity 65 to bring investment of $175 million to community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you have an investment of over $175 million, you don’t necessarily have to wait for a formal groundbreaking to get dirt moving.

    As local officials gathered with members of the Browning Investments team to “officially” break ground on Velocity 65 Trade Center, bulldozers were busy in the background on the 260-acre development.

    It was all smiles on Monday as the shovels were used to throw some dirt.