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  • County to keep its tax same for real property

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s great news for property owners in Bullitt County -- if your assessments did not go up.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court passed a resolution keeping all tax rates the same for the coming year.

    However, in terms of revenue for the county and the services it provides, there will be a drop in revenue when tax bills are collected later this fall.

  • No mayor in Shepherdsville

      Due to a lack of a quorum on Tuesday night, the city of Shepherdsville remains without a mayor.

  • Easement maintenance woes in Hunters Hollow

        HUNTERS HOLLOW – The Hunters Hollow City Commission has dealt with more than its share of ditch and drainage issues in the past.
        Recent issues have included a failed sewage treatment plant, as well as back flow issues at various residences.
        Though some of the problems involve events that the commission or residents may not be able to control, there are certain things residents can do to assist with drainage flow.

  • The Pet Page: Mount Washington Animal Clinic

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— At the Mount Washington Animal Clinic, the veterinarians are going out of their way to ensure both pets and people are comfortable during the visit.
        “We try to make it about the people, as well as the pet,” Dr. Jim Cecil said.
        Cecil started the practice in 1975 after realizing there wasn’t a vet in Mount Washington at the time.
        His initial goal was to have a mixed practice with mostly large animals, such as horses and cows.

  • New notification system has many features

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Countians who wish to be notified of weather events will have to sign up on a new regional system.
        And, if they wish, they can provide a lot more information that could mean the difference between life and death if they need any type of assistance through the Bullitt County Central Dispatch System.

  • Ellis resigns; vacancy to be filled

             SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A week after a Bullitt Circuit Judge ruled that the resignation in February by Scott Ellis from his position of mayor was invalid, another resignation letter has been written.
        And, now, the Shepherdsville City Council will have to decide if the members can agree upon a replacement or whether Gov. Matt Bevin will make that decision.

  • Dealing with Traffic Congestion: City officials looking for ways to make traffic flow better at Hwy. 44 in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Traffic congestion in Shepherdsville near Interstate 65 is nothing new.

    But the Shepherdsville City Council recently commissioned a traffic study by QK4.

    Those recommendations were presented recently during a public forum, attended by several dozen individuals.

    Most of the study was concentrated on the Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Highway 44 East.

    Officials and citizens went from map to map and discussed suggestions and concerns to members of QK4.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s September 2016 Hot Topics

    If you receive a call saying you’ve won a new computer, hang up! A local consumer was told she won a new PC but had to send money. She sent $20 to the scammer, who then said they wanted more money before sending her the computer.

  • Hebron Estates looks for ways to clean up unsightly properties

    By Thomas J. Barr
    Editor
        HEBRON ESTATES -- No matter the size of the municipality, one of the more difficult situations facing city officials is how to keep properties in good shape.
        From foreclosures to property owners just not keeping up their homes, officials are questioned by residents on what can be done.
        In the city of Hebron Estates, commissioners approved placing $5,000 into the annual budget for cleanup projects.

  • Ellis still mayor following ruling

       SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When he tendered a letter on Feb. 9, 2016, Scott Ellis intended to resign from the office of mayor.
        But what Ellis really did was resign his duties, not the office.
        As a result, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled late Tuesday that Ellis’ letter of resignation did not comply with state statute.
        However, the question is whether Ellis will reassume his position as mayor.