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  • LegalShield hopes to prevent identity theft worries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whitney Young has been a three-time victim of identity theft. Her son was also a victim.

    Whitney and her husband, Donte, made the decision to go into business as legal consultants to help protect others from similar situations, opening up a branch of LegalShield in Louisville.

    The couple has wanted to expand its Louisville boundaries and selected Bullitt County as its next area to assist.

  • City’s flood plan for FEMA rejected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials are still fighting against the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mandate to close the floodgates on insurance policies.

    However, an announcement made at a Shepherdsville City Council meeting means another low blow to the city in its attempts to delay, and ultimately reverse, new FEMA flood plain regulations.

    A group of council members and mayor Scott Ellis, along with engineer Arthur Jones, participated in a conference call meeting with FEMA representatives as well as members of the Kentucky Division of Water.

  • Views sought before issue to resurface

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The smoke may have dissipated but it hasn’t settled yet.

    At a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission, member Dan Cline asked the group where it stood on adopting a no-smoking policy for the county.

    The president of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce said his board of directors recently agreed in favor of a ban in a public place such as a restaurant, hotel or bar.

    “It’s for the betterment of my health,” he said.

  • Nominations taken for Southeast Fire election for property owners

     The Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District will hold an election for property owner trustee on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    It will be held at the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department station located on Highway 245 near Bernheim Forest.

    Any interested person may contact Dan Thibodeaux of the election committee by calling 502-609-0729 to obtain a form for nomination for elected trustee.

    This nomination form must be completed and returned to the Election Committee before May 20, 2015.

  • Hillview makes counter-offer on suit

     HILLVIEW -- Seeking to end the lawsuit and judgment against the city, Hillview officials unanimously voted Monday to extend a counter-offer.

    The city owns around $14 million to Truck America after losing a jury trial and subsequent appeals.

    The lawsuit revolved around the purchase of property by Truck America from the city of Hillview and the damages incurred when the transfer of 40 acres off Ferguson Lane did not occur.

    Recently, the city sent a check for $65,300 to the plaintiffs as a sign of good faith.

  • County to pick up jobs due to fire in Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The effort over the past year to get plant managers more involved in communicating with each other has been very successful.

    Now, they will have an opportunity to meet some of their elected county officials.

    John Snider, director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, told members of the board that the plant managers had been meeting on a regular basis and those gatherings had been valuable.

  • Beware Scammers taking Advantage of Nepal Earthquake Tragedy

     BBB's Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) is warning donors to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers who want to make money off of the Nepal earthquake tragedy.

  • Increased flow means additional revenue for Shepherdsville coffers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a “rye” twist, the city of Shepherdsville has a little more cash flow, thanks to more Beam Suntory pipe flow.

    The bourbon distillery is producing more of its rye whiskey product, meaning more pressing is taking place at its Clermont plant, according to mayor Scott Ellis.

    Council member Larry Hatfield said the process of making a rye whiskey impacts the plant because of more solid product in the sewer line.

  • County to investigate shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Fiscal Court will launch an investigation on the operations of the county animal shelter and its director.

    After an executive session that included discussion on litigation and personnel that lasted 50 minutes, court members unanimously voted to keep the suspension of director Jimmy Miller intact.

    Miller, who has been employed for over seven years at the shelter, was indefinitely suspended Friday for alleged violation of the county handbook on employee conduct.

  • Which tax comes first? City investigates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Gary Board brought receipts with him and wanted explanations.

                The receipts were from three different restaurants located within the Shepherdsville city limits, each appearing to charge a different sales tax rate.

                Board addressed the Shepherdsville City Council wondering which was the correct rate and why was there a difference.