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  • Residents concerned over zoning of old Brooks School

     HILLVIEW - Some Hillview residents believe that a new trucking company moving into the city would cause an increase in noise, among other issues.

    Those residents made their own noise for the Hillview City Council during a public information hearing at the city’s government center.

    Summitt Trucking, LLC, based in Clarksville, Ind., is seeking to purchase the old Brooks Elementary property in hopes of moving part of their business into Kentucky.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission offered a favorable recommendation.

  • Hillview budget will carry over less than before

     HLLVIEW - It was a long fiscal year for the Hillview City Council, but the city has officially approved its 2015-16 budget.

    The council unanimously approved the budget, with less funding carried over from the previous year.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the general fund carryover of $148,000, down substantially from last year’s carryover of $303,000, was due to more back taxes, money given back to the county involving insurance tax, and continuation of annexation upgrades.

  • Armstrong named president of Kentucky Derby Museum

     LOUISVILLE - A native of Mount Washington will be the new president of the Kentrucky Derby Museum.

    Mr. Brad Rives, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Museum, announced that that with Lynn Ashton’s retirement after 20 years of service,  Patrick Armstrong will be the museum’s new president effective Aug. 10, 2015.

    Patrick will be the fifth president in the museum’s 30-year history. 

  • Beam Distilling has its own distributors’ walk of fame

     CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.

  • Career, Resource Fair set for Wednesday for job seekers

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Seeking employment? Need access to community resources?

    They’re all at the Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

    Meet employers in a variety of business sectors at the Kentucky Career Center’s Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr., in Shepherdsville.

  • LJ action must be slow on dealing with nuisances

      LEBANON JUNCTION -- The cleanup has begun. 

    After passing a new nuisance ordinance, Lebanon Junction has their first complaint.

    Jimmy and Liz Lee brought pictures of their neighbor’s house that they said is a “dump” and needs to be cleaned up.

    “It really looks bad,” Jimmy said.

    He said the grass has not been cut in a long time, among other things.

    “You put in a new ordinance to take care of that right?” he asked.

    The council told them that they had.

  • Culvert will be repaired; Old Preston to be reopened

     HEBRON ESTATES - Joanna Doyle knew that business at her Country Cabins Treasures gift and antique shop took a blow when the new Preston Highway was opened last fall.

    But, when old Preston Highway was closed just north of her shop on Hebron Lane due to a collapsed culvert, things got much worse.

    The merchants along Old Preston Highway in northern Bullitt County were already feeling the pinch of losing thousands of passing motorists each day.

    Now, with the road closed in the curve just south of Bob West Auto, things got much worse.

  • Worries continue over site of planned skate park in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Things are rolling along for the new BMX/skate park in Mount Washington.

    However, there is still some concern from some of the public.

    Shepherdsville resident Jim Sauss said he was not in favor of the location for the BMX/skate park, at the city park. He said he owns land in Mount Washington in Autumn Glen.

    The site is located behind Mount Washington Elementary in the current park location.

    Sauss said he did not think there would be enough room for it.

  • Over 1,200 new jobs open at Amazon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are looking for a new job, Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the local region might just be your answer.

    Due to the growth in the Amazon business across the world, the demand for filling nearly 3,000 new full-time positions is a reality.

    Nina Lindsey, Amazon spokesperson, said the company is seeing record customer demand and that has created the need to hire at least 1,200 full-time positions on all shifts at both the Shepherdsville and Jeffersonville facilities.

  • Pioneer Village looks at purchasing property

      PIONEER VILLAGE - After years of discussion, the Pioneer Village City Council is finally in a position to purchase the Hiram Gibson property located adjacent to Becknell Hall.

    In order to complete the purchase, the council made two financial moves to guarantee funding of the purchase.