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  • Apartment developers to expand road; to aid congestion

      HILLVIEW - Over a year ago, developers cleared the first hurdle to build nearly 200 apartment units in northern Bullitt County.

    But it has taken over 15 months to gain final approval.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission approved a subdivision plan for Brooks Crossing.

    The delay has been getting approval on road improvement plans which were part of the rezoning request.

    The complex would be located on Blue Lick Road just north of the John Harper Highway.

  • Hillview retains new attorney for litigation

     HILLVIEW - The clock is running on Hillview city officials.

    The state Court of Appeals did not overturn or alter an $11 million judgment against the Hillview City Council over its breach of contract with Truck America and owners Jim and Debbie Carter.

    The city has 30 days to decide whether it would ask the court of appeals for reconsideration of its ruling or ask the state Supreme Court to consider its appeal.

    Neither request would be guaranteed.

    Over the course of the past two weeks, city officials have held two executive sessions.

  • 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."