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  • Foundation gives over $10,000 to schools

     Students in eight schools will benefit from over $10,000 in grants awarded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The largest award of $1,835 was granted to Mt. Washington Middle School curriculum coach Kim Lesher for Let’s Make and Build.

  • Director to appeal suspension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The man on the hot seat of recent complaints over his actions as director of Bullitt County Animal Control did not speak on Tuesday.

    But, he will have an opportunity to address at least the actions — which resulted in a recent four-day suspension — during an appeal hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m.

    Mark Williams sat through another round of complaints during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. He did not argue the concerns and, under county employee policies, Williams cannot talk with the media.

  • Shepherdsville meetings back to Monday?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are a regular attendee of the Shepherdsville City Council, you might have to realign your schedules.

    For nearly two years, the Shepherdsville City Council has met on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

    Starting soon, that meeting night may revert back to its original home on Mondays.

    A first reading was heard to return to the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

    The meeting time of 6:30 p.m. would remain, as would the meeting place — Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Pioneer Village in store for new location of storage units

     PIONEER VILLAGE - While police continue to investigate recent thefts at a local storage facility, future units could be on their way to Pioneer Village.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a proposed rezoning ordinance for 6.5 acres of property located off John Harper Highway from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.

  • BBB warns of tax scams

     Submitted by Mindy Eaton, Director of Communication & Marketing, BBB

  • Council jumps into budget questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In their first meeting, council members in Shepherdsville jumped right into several budget issues.

    Most importantly, council members wanted answers.

    Bob Ryan, the city’s watchdog on the finances, was in the firing line of questions.

    Mike Hubbard inquired about the city’s financial ability to handle insurance coverage to council members.

    By law, council members are eligible to be covered by the city’s insurance policies.

  • Smoking ban in cars may be repealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The ordinance which held occupants responsible if they were smoking with a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle could be in jeopardy.

    Stacy Dawson Cline, in her first meeting back on the Shepherdsville City Council, asked whether the ordinance passed over the summer could be repealed.

    City attorney Walter Sholar said that all he needs is direction from the council and one of the six must sponsor the ordinance.

    Cline said she would request Sholar look at repealing the ordinance.

  • Hillview Swearing In

    Hillview city attorney Tammy Baker swears in the new group of councilmembers. Those sworn in for their two-year terms were Randall Hill, Lisa Boggs, JoAnn Wick, Karen Johnson, Kim Whitlock and Alice Keister. Their first official meeting of the year will be on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the government center. The public is invited.

  • District may get to set sewer rates

        HILLVIEW — Every time the members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District board want to raise its sewer rates, permission must be sought.
        But, if Bullitt Fiscal Court agrees to a proposal, rate hikes would be a mere formality.
        Facing the prospects of having to borrow at least $17 million to construct two new treatment plants, the sanitation district has proposed an amendment to the current ordinance.

  • After rocky start, MW sports park moving again

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— After surprising results from the last bid, re-bidding for the sports complex in Mount Washington is open once again.
        At the original pre-bid meeting in June 2016, Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick said the room was full of contractors. However, at the open bid one month later, only one bid came in and was priced $3 million over the expected $7 million. The bid was rejected.