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  • Cottrell seeks return to job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former chief deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to regain his job.
        John Cottrell, who was terminated on Oct. 5, requested a hearing before the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board.
        However, Cottrell’s return to work will have to go through the legal system.
        Or will it?
        At its meeting Wednesday, the merit board unanimously rejected the request for a hearing.

  • Recanvass changes nothing; Johnson wins 49th District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As expected, the vote count for the 49th District House of Representatives race did not change.
        After a recanvass on Thursday morning by the Bullitt County Board of Elections, Dan Johnson retained his 156-vote margin of victory over incumbent Linda Belcher.
        The total of 9,342 for Johnson and 9,186 for Belcher did not change after members of Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney’s staff checked the computer readings from the Nov. 8 general election.

  • Striping to be done on busy roads

     SHEPHERDSVLLE -- Gary Board is familiar with the streets in Shepherdsville.

    But what happens to a visitor to the community when they try to start navigating streets like Keystone Crossroads, especially at night?

    The issue of striping the city’s streets expanded into a lengthy conversation for members of the Shepherdsville town council.

    The issue revolved around how to bid out the work.

  • Coin toss decides final council seat in Hillview race; recanvas possible

     HILLVIEW -- It came down to a flip of a coin to determine the sixth and final member of the Hillview City Council.

    On Thursday, David Conn and Alice Meredith Keister were part of an unusual event.

    Tied with 904 votes, the pair were called to the Bullitt County Clerk’s Office for a flip of a coin.

    But the even more bizarre part of the story is that Conn was unable to attend due to emergency medical issues.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2016

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

    1. A local business reported receiving calls of a recorded message saying they have an unpaid LG&E bill and their electricity will be cut off. The scammers ask for a payment right away, through a wire service or prepaid debit card. This is a scam.

  • Little Sweathearts looks to enrich children in expanded facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new childcare facility in Mount Washington hopes to teach its students more than just the colors of the rainbow.

    Little Sweethearts Child Development Center owner Tammy Klumb ran the center out of her home for nine years before deciding to expand.

    “With the love of children we have and wanting to better the community, we decided to go ahead and expand,” she said.

  • Hebron Estates will take whole tax

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It came with little discussion.

    It came quickly.

    And it will probably generate around $40,000 more each year for the Hebron Estates coffers.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission voted 4-0 to accept all 5 percent of the county’s insurance premium tax starting next summer.

    Previously, the city’s taking of 3 percent generated around $60,000 annually, according to attorney Mark Edison.

  • Work on odor in MW still doesn’t pass smell test

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — For nearly four years, the Mount Washington Water and Sewer Company has worked to clear the air on a smelly situation.

    According to Redbud Drive resident Barbara Saltsman, the efforts aren’t noticeable.

    Saltsman, who has lived nine houses down from the treatment plant since 1989, said that the smell prevents her children and grandchildren from visiting, doesn’t allow her to open her windows on cool evenings and makes going outside for long periods impossible.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rate to mean slight hike to payers

        LEBANON JUNCTION— Growing a city means growing tax rates. Lucky for the residents of Lebanon Junction, the increase is less than a hundredth of a penny.
        The 2017 real and personal property tax regulations allow the city to set the tax rate anywhere from 22.87 cents on each $100 to 22.08 cents on each $100 without further election. The 2016 rate was set at 22.03 cents on each $100, meaning a $100,000 home paid $220.30 in real and personal property taxes.

  • Hillview honors police officers, department

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview Police Department achieved accreditation this year, and the city acknowledged the effort.
        Members of the department were honored during a city council meeting, including the two officers selected as “Officer of the Year” over the past two years.
        Officer Elliott Clark received the 2015 award, with Det. Charles McWhirter recognized for 2016.