• 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.

  • Ethics Board drops charges against Hatfield, Brown

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.

  • BEECH GROVE RELIEF: State will complete bypass road in next year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A bypass road that has been a decade in the making looks to be finally nearing the construction stage.

    The Old Ford Road bypass off Beech Grove Road should be under construction next spring.

    According the Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for District Five of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said that the state took over the responsibility of the project when the right-of-way acquisition phase was started.

  • Turf battle wages over use of land in city park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Is there enough property at the Frank E. Simon Park to accommodate two sports organizations involved with the youth of the community?

    That might be a question that must be answered in the near future.

    But, for now, the Bullitt County YMCA and the Shepherdsville Titans football and cheerleading program will do just that -- co-exist.

    In the past, the Shepherdsville football organization has practiced in the city park off Highway 44 West.

  • District looks to have right to increase sewer rates

        HILLVIEW -- Officials with the Bullitt Sanitation District know all too well what could happen to a sewer treatment plant.
        While making repairs on their plants, some of which are over 50 years old, district manager Jerry Kennedy said the plan to build a pair of new facilities must continue to move forward.
        But that takes money. This is money the district does not have in reserves.

  • Monthly report shows volume of calls to EMS, Central Dispatch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many runs do you think the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service makes in a given month?
        And how many calls do you think might be handled through the Bullitt County Central Dispatch?
        Starting its new practice of having monthly or quarterly reports from any county government department, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to the frequency in which the EMS was called and the number of calls handled by dispatchers in the month of July.

  • Paroquet Springs getting new blacktop on both parking lots

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They’ve spent money updating the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    They are now in the process of transforming the exterior of the multi-use facility.

    In the near future, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would like to complete a long-awaited project -- paving its auxiliary parking lot.

    The large parking area to the east of the facility is a little bit concrete, a little bit holes and a whole lot of gravel.

  • Rezoning recommended for industrial tracts in Bardstown Junction

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two tracts of property targeted for industrial uses cleared their initial hurdle.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave favorable recommendations on property off Highway 61 in Bardstown Junction.

    Both will now go to the Shepherdsville City Council for final consideration.

    And both have faced challenges in prior rezoning attempts.

    This time, there was no controversy as Bardstown Junction Baptist Church members posed no opposition to the request.

  • County tax rate to stay same for coming year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxpayers will not see an increase in their tax rates when bills are sent out within the next month.

    But the county will have an opportunity to reap a little more revenue despite the flat rates.

    By a vote of 3-1, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved tax rates for 2015.

    Magistrates Dennis Mitchell, Gary Lawson and Joe Laswell voted in favor of leaving tax rates the same.

    County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts voted against the motion.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill was not present.