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  • Fiscal Court begins process of removing trustee

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They may not have the ability to remove him as fire chief. However, Bullitt Fiscal Court is taking every opportunity to turn up the heat on Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield.

  • Businesses in MW part of effort to encourage shopping at home on Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  - Looking for some unique gifts for Christmas this year? 

    Why not shop local.

    This will be the second year Mount Washington will be participating in the Small Business Saturday effort, said Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street program.

    “I just want people to realize the difference it will make shifting the way they spend even just a little, the impact could be phenomenal,” she said. “One out of every three dollars stays in your city.”

  • Beautification work will take time to be in full bloom

     CLERMONT - It will take little bit of time for the beautification project at exit 112 to come to full bloom, Executive Tourism Director Troy Beam told commission members at a recent Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission meeting.

    He said Phillips Brothers had completed their work and staff from Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visited the site recently and planted about 200 trees, but it will take awhile for those plants and the native grasses and wildflowers to bloom.

  • BBB Tips: Black Friday Shopping

     Are you counting down the days and hours until Black Friday shopping? It’s time to start planning! Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door, and get caught up in the frenzy, BBB offers these tips:

  • BBB tips on holiday travel

     The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  • New roof not in this year’s budget for jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With no money in the current budget to replace the existing flat roof at the Bullitt County Detention Center, fixing leaks will will be addressed by short-term solutions.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to accept a bid from Bowling Roofing, located in Louisville.

    The scope of the job would be to clean the existing roof and then apply an aluminum coating on top.

    Finance officer Keith Griffee said there were funds available in the current budget to perform the maintenance work.

  • City looking at ways fight flood plans

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the FEMA flood plain plan’s Jan. 1 deadline continues drawing nearer, the city of Shepherdsville continues its search for ways to fight it.

    City engineer Arthur Jones researched preliminary FEMA map proposals, noting that previous amendments to the designated flooding areas were changed.

  • Pioneer Village was assured of victory on annexation question put on ballot

     PIONEER VILLAGE - An annexation request was officially placed onto the 2014 election ballot.

    However, no one would be able to cast a ballot to vote on it.

    City attorney Mark Edison explained the unique situation at the Pioneer Village October council meeting.

    According to Edison, the language used pertaining to the annexation of the property was on the ballot as a required by statute.

    The property, formerly the residence of John and Mary Harper, lies adjacent to the Little Flock Baptist Church property.

  • Shepherdsville looks to take all of insurance tax premium funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council may have an opportunity to save money on future city sewer usage.

    Jim Rice and Bill Reed, representing Flynn Brothers Construction, discussed a potential closeout of the Interstate 65 Pump Station Elimination Project and the city’s recapture agreement.

    Rice said the agreement meant a good value for the city. He added that any companies tapping on to the system in the future would need to know there were fees involved that the city would be required to collect.

  • MW looks to expand parks system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Swimming, tennis, baseball, oh my. Very soon Mount Washington might be on its way to having a recreation center of its own.

    At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun proposed utilizing 33 acres of the land near the business park near Flat Lick Road for the project.

    The council seemed please with the idea.

    “You know I have been looking for land for quite some time now,” she said.