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  • Bullitt Circuit Clerk to begin new program May 1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County is scheduled to go live with the court system’s new Accounts Receivable program on May 1, 2014. There are currently 22 Kentucky counties using the AR program, according to Bullitt Circuit Clerk Paulitta Keith..

    What is AR?

  • BBB Warns: Beware March Madness Scams!

     With local teams making it into the NCAA Tournament, basketball fever is on the rise! BBB is warning basketball fans to be careful when buying tickets, travel deals, and basketball memorabilia.

    Major sporting events always inspire scammers to take advantage of fans, with fake items, fake tickets, and too-good-to-be-true travel deals.

    Counterfeit Items

  • County lands first U.S. site for Irish company

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bullitt County than to announce plans for an Irish company to open its first facility in the United States.

    Portwest LLC, a global workwear and safety gear designer and manufacturer, announced plans to occupy a 71,000 square foot facility in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • Planners to continue work on updating land-use plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The journey to adopt a revised comprehensive land-use plan continues.

    As members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission continue to tweak a proposal by consultant Kriss Lowry, the time for public input has not yet concluded.

    Starting with review of notes and suggestions on chapters 2-6 of the land-use plan, commissioners will assemble on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. for continued discussion.

  • Hunters Hollow updates storm water ordinances

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Years of struggle have at least resulted in legal compliance for the city of Hunters Hollow in reference to soil erosion and storm water drainage.

    The city commission approved two ordinances that will bring Hunters Hollow into compliance with Bullitt County’s regulations.

    Hunters Hollow is joining the other four north end cities (Fox Chase, Hebron Estates, Hillview and Pioneer Village) in updating regulations to match county regulations.

  • Snow removal heats up Fox Chase meeting

     FOX CHASE - Love was in the air as the city of Fox Chase hosted a special Valentine’s Day gathering prior to its February business meeting.

    The love affair ended abruptly after the opening Pledge of Allegiance, when the city council could not agree on the minutes from the previous meeting.

    The disagreement pertained to the wording of the minutes in reference to comments made by council member David Selby in regards to snow removal agreement with Jason Denner.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s March 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    IRS Phone Scams are on the rise. Scammers call, saying they are with the IRS, telling the taxpayer he or she owes money. Then threatens the taxpayer with arrest unless they pay right away. Scammers also call “fishing” for personal information, claiming the taxpayer is owed a large refund.

  • Accident draws Bell to new career

    CEDAR GROVE - A car accident five years ago led to Steve Bell's first ribbon cutting.

    The insurance agent hosted an official grand opening celebration for his new State Farm Insurance location at the Cedar Grove Business Park.

    "(The accident) changed my life," said Bell. "I learned the value of insurance. My mission and goal is to make sure everyone is taken care of. I want to keep people out of a bad spot."

  • Analysis of county financial numbers show items close to exceeding budget through Jan.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As The Pioneer News has documented in past stories, members of fiscal court receive a monthly series of financial reports.

    One such document is the appropriation condition report.

    That lists each line item in the budget and provides the amount budgeted, any transfers, what has been spent, the balance and the percentage of the budgeted amount that has been used.

    Through seven months, salary levels for full-time employees sets around 57.69 percent. 

  • CHECK CLASHING...Officials butt heads again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each quarter, the county treasurer is required to upload various financial documents and send them to the state Department of Local Government.

    Part of that process is a signature from the county judge/executive.

    However, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts did not sign the past quarterly report.

    Roberts told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she would not sign a document when the treasurer had signed and sent checks that she knew were improper.