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  • Dispatchers now part of sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The transition of employees at Bullitt County Central Dispatch to a new boss is now complete.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved a separation agreement with its employees who worked at central dispatch.

    Earlier this year, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was given the management duties for the emergency dispatch service.

    Now, the employees are officially part of the sheriff’s office and will follow sheriff Donnie Tinnell’s policies and procedures.

  • County staff gets varied raises in new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In what might come as a shock to most, the 2017-18 Bullitt County fiscal budget was approved without a word being spoken.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to approve the new budget.

    With the exception of praise to those involved in the budget process, nothing was said.

    However, in peeling back the budget document, a few things were different than publicly discussed during its presentation in May.

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  • Fox Chase members pose budget questions

     FOX CHASE - A  council meeting can still take place without a mayor present, but not having the mayor available to answer questions led to a couple of concerns and a split vote to approve the city’s budget.

    Mayor Owen Taylor missed the the Fox Chase City Council’s meeting after hurting his back while volunteering at the Bullitt County Fair. Council member Mike Higgins was selected to run the meeting.

  • SERVPRO opens office in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Nobody wants to remember when a disaster strikes. Thanks to SERVPRO of Bullitt and Northern Nelson Counties, nobody has to. 

    SERVOPRO is a company dedicated to fire, water and mold clean up and restoration.

    “Our main niche is building back when someone has a disaster,” owner Ross Schitter said. “We put it back like it never happened.”

    The company also works in construction and kitchen and bathroom remodels.

  • Council set to borrow up to $3M for road improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With plans announced already for three new restaurants and talk of several hotels coming to an already crowded area, Shepherdsville officials are looking to make some road changes.

    However, to make improvements on Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Keystone Crossroads, the city might need to borrow a little money.

    A $3 million bond issue was on the agenda but council members want some changes to be made first.

  • Mount Washington goes bigger with new sewer interceptor line

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— What happens when you have a growing city and an aging infrastructure?

    You install bigger sewer lines.

    Bids for the 48-inch interceptor sewer project were opened on June 15. 

    The interceptor sewer is the large sewer pipe where the smaller pipes meet before going to the treatment plant.

    The project will replace the current 15-inch pipe with a 48-inch pipe in the sewer pipes in the Half Moon Drive, McFarland Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Rosebud Drive areas.

  • Rally’s latest fast food chain to announce plans for Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s not the Rally’s that your parents might remember.

    When Rally’s Restaurant opens its first eatery in Bullitt County, it might not look like the establishments you’ve grown accustomed to over the years.

    According to Bruce Kim, director of franchise development for Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants Inc., Shepherdsville has been tabbed as one of the first to be tabbed Model 4.0.

    Kim said the restaurant will be located at 513 Adam Shepherd Parkway and should open by Thanksgiving.

  • Rittenberry enjoys photo work

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— A newborn is only a newborn for so long. Luckily, there are photographers who know their stuff that can ensure proud parents never forget how sweet and innocent their baby once was.

    One of those photographers just opened shop in Mount Washington and is ready to do what it takes to guarantee the memories never fade.

    Jennifer Rittenberry became interested in photography over 20 years ago, coaxing friends to dress up and pose for her in high school. Noticing her talent, her family began asking for family pictures and Christmas card shots.

  • Bank customer shows up at right time to scare off thief

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Things were about to get interesting in the city of Pioneer Village.

    Fortunately, a customer arrived at just the right time and a robbery was averted.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds told city officials that on June 19 the First Harrison Bank on the John Harper Highway had a visitor.

    Reynolds said the individual knew to cover his face when passing the ATM camera and the security system inside the bank.