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  • Library buys land for new main facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With a new branch recently opened in Mount Washington and another branch set for construction in Nichols, the Bullitt County Public Library Board of Trustees are looking toward the future for its main facility.

    Poor location and lack of space are two reasons that has led to the purchase of five acres of land on Conestoga Parkway for a new Shepherdsville location of the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

  • Sanitation district now seeing gains thanks to growth, rate increases

      HILLVIEW -- With the state mandating a plan for the future, the Bullitt County Sanitation District is moving forward.

    The sanitation district has purchased two tracts of property from Countryside Enterprises. The total of three acres is located next to the existing sewer treatment plant on John Harper Highway.

    The plan is to replace the existing treatment plant with a larger regional facility to help reduce current problems with the system. Existing plants are an average of 50 years old.

  • Hebron Estates tax rate will increase slightly on new bills

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents in Hebron Estates will see a slight tax increase similar to other surrounding cities.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission unanimously approved a property tax increase to 9.34 cents per $100 of property, equalling a total of $93.40 per $100,000 of property.

    The increase was raised from last year’s rate of 9.31 cents per $100, meaning an extra 30 cents per $100,000.

  • BBB Tip: Charitable Giving After a Tragedy

     After a terrible and very public tragedy such as a mass shooting, people want to help in any way possible, and that often means contributing to fundraisers to help the survivors and the families of the victims. Sadly, scammers often take advantage of these moments of vulnerability to deceive donors. In addition, there are often campaigns set up by well-meaning individuals who may or may not be directly connected to the tragedy.

  • Limit on spending dropped; budget to be amended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of months into the new fiscal year, Shepherdsville city officials have made it clear — they are concerned about the budget.

    Councilman Mike Hubbard introduced an ordinance that would require any purchase over $5,000 to have the approval of the town board members.

    That ordinance, which would later be dropped, was a surprise to mayor Curtis Hockenbury.

    Under the plan, nothing would be purchased if it exceeded $5,000 without the city council’s approval.

    That immediately drew concerns.

  • Limit on spending dropped; budget to be amended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of months into the new fiscal year, Shepherdsville city officials have made it clear — they are concerned about the budget.

    Councilman Mike Hubbard introduced an ordinance that would require any purchase over $5,000 to have the approval of the town board members.

    That ordinance, which would later be dropped, was a surprise to mayor Curtis Hockenbury.

    Under the plan, nothing would be purchased if it exceeded $5,000 without the city council’s approval.

    That immediately drew concerns.

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Lebanon Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION— To keep a town running, the city has to have money. In order to get that money, tax rates have to be set each year.

    Like most years, this year the real and personal property tax and the motor vehicle tax are set at the highest Lebanon Junction can legally approve them.

    Even with an increase, it will amount to $1 a year on a $100,000 home.

  • Major tract on I-65 looks for rezoning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A major tract for light industrial development could be opened up for development.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to over 532 acres of property just west of Interstate 65 to be rezoned to IL Light Industrial.

    The Shepherdsville City Council will have the final decision.

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Pioneer Village

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Real property tax rates will raise again for Pioneer Village residents.

    The city council approved an increase for the real property rate during its August business meeting.

    The real property rate increased from 12.73 to 12.77 cents per $100 of property, with personal property and public utility rates remaining at 14.4. 

    That means taxes on $100,000 of property would increase from $127.30 to $127.70.

  • Planners reject Bells Mill, Highway 44 commercial zone

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The area at Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 East has a traffic signal and a redesigned intersection.

    But, is it ready for commercial development?

    That will have to be the decision made by the Mount Washington City Council. And, it must overcome an unfavorable recommendation sent by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe requested a rezoning on a 5-acre tract on the northeast quadrant from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.