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  • MW water tower to have more capacity

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In some ways a city’s water tower is a symbol for the surrounding community.

    Mount Washington is about to receive a new symbol thanks to an approved bid for a new, larger tower.

    The city council unanimously approved a bid, on the recommendation of city engineer David Derrick, by Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, LLC, for the construction of a 1.5 million-gallon water storage tank.

  • Redistrict plan to ease overcrowding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The dreaded subject of redistricing for the Bullitt County Public School System will again be part of the board agenda.

    On Monday, Nov. 27, the school board will listen to a proposal which would ease overcrowding in the Bullitt East cluster of schools beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

    Under the proposal, the major concern is expected to come from residents in the English Mill and Miller’s Crossing subdivisions off Bells Mill Road.

  • Zaxby’s latest restaurant to announce plans to open Shepherdsville eatery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Plans are now underway to add another restaurant chain location in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved three requests by property owners Benjamin and Jessica Robards to prepare a property for a new Zaxby’s Restaurant.

    The property is located along Conestoga Parkway, in front of the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart. Attorney Eric Farris said the property was across the Wal-Mart entrance from the gas pumps.

  • County will join in lawsuit against opioid distributors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Without any discussion, Bullitt Fiscal Court members changed an earlier decision and will now participate in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    Last month, fiscal court members said they would not be one of the plaintiffs in a battle against manufacturers of opioids across the country.

    Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge said he didn’t believe the county needed to get involved with any lawsuits filed by a number of national law firms.

  • Mom, pop ready to retire at Country Cabin

    HEBRON ESTATES-- For 14 years, a local shop has brought country charm to the edge of northern Bullitt County.

    Located in the Hebron Building on West Hebron Lane, Country Cabin Treasures began as a small space for Joann and Bill Doyle to sell country-themed items.

    Three years prior to opening, Joann ran a similar shop with her niece in Lincoln County. Once the hour and a half drive started to wear on her, the couple looked into a spot closer to home.

  • Bogard traffic light fight to begin

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Jessica Phelps has battled the anxiety of trying to make a left-hand turn off Bogard Lane onto Highway 44 for the past 24 years.

    And, she can’t take it any more.

    Phelps could not believe when she learned that the state Department of Transportation was planning to add a turn lane at the intersection of Bogard Lane/Lloyd Lane and Highway 44 but not include a traffic control device.

    “This is an extremely dangerous intersection,” Phelps told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Mayor has to break tie on budget changes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It took a vote by the mayor to approve the amended general fund budget for the city of Shepherdsville.

    Amending the budget just five months after the original financial plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year was approved, Shepherdsville officials have spent the past several meetings talking about changes.

    But, even after a special meeting was held, half of the council was in support of the proposed budget and the other half was opposed.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke the tie in favor of the amended budget.

  • Hillview settles old lawsuit on weapons ordinance

     HILLVIEW — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit dating back to 2013 over a concealed carry ordinance adopted over 20 years ago in the city of Hillview.

    The Hillview City Council recently approved a settlement of $9,250 for attorney fees for the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.

    In the 2013 lawsuit, the city was alleged to not take proper actions to repeal its 1996 ordinance preventing people from carrying a concealed firearm or other deadly weapon on any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the city.

  • Hunters Hollow looks for sign locations

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Not everyone in Hunters Hollow is as welcoming as the city commission.

    In recent months the commission has looked at placing welcome signs at the city’s two primary entrances along Hillview Boulevard, at Angelina Drive and Balboa Court.

    The signs would be made with brick and placed along the easements. However, the commission was seeking approval from various landowners to place signs on their properties, though still within the city easements.

  • Politicians will have more days for signage

      HILLVIEW — The city of Hillview now has new regulations on signage.

    However, it might take a masters degree to understand it.

    While not that complicated, those wishing to place new signage in the city of Hillview will need to make sure all the permits and applications are secured.

    Or you could face a fine.

    The Hillview City Council voted 6-0 to approve the revised ordinance.

    For those running for elected office, it will mean you have a few more days to post your signs.