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Business

  • Any Lab Test brings unique business to town

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone in Bullitt County can have any lab test done in Bullitt County now.

    A new Any Lab Test Now facility is open for business in Shepherdsville at the Shepherds Crossings Shopping Center on Adam Shepherd Parkway.

    “We’re excited to serve the SHepherdsville area,” said owner Woodie Hippler. “We’re proud to give this part of the community an alternative choice in lab testing.”

  • County’s last bowling alley will become newest gymnastics school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - An old pastime is making way for a new one.

     

    A Lasting Staple

    At the end of June, Bullitt East Bowling Center in Mount Washington closed its doors after more than 30 years of business, said owner Bill Whelan.

    He said health reasons and the “down swing” of bowling lead to the decision.

    “Open bowling has really dropped off. It’s due to a lot of things—gas, economy, more outside sports for kids to play,” said the Cox’s Creek resident.

  • Growing economic conditions leads to need for larger EDA office facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The economic picture in Bullitt County continues to grow.

    And so does the need for space by the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

    Having utilized free rental space from Bullitt County government since its inception, the authority has now found some bigger digs.

    The authority signed a 24-month lease last week to lease space in the Porter and Associates office complex on South Buckman Street.

    The lease will include monthly rent of $800 plus a flat $300 per month for all utilities.

  • MW moves forward with rules on selling at homes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- City officials are another step closer to enacting its new policy regarding solicitation.

    At a recent city council meeting, City Attorney Matthew Lemme said a few council members had been contacted by citizens concerned about “aggressive solicitation.”

    Last month the council heard from Mount Washington resident Don Judd who said he had to call the police after a solicitor refused to leave his property.

    Lemme said the proposed changes also had the elderly population in mind as far as safety’s concerned.

  • Clermont post office hours reduced; protesters deliver their own message

     CLERMONT - Residents and businesses in the Clermont area consider themselves members of a full-time community. 

    The U.S. Postal Service, however, doesn’t seem to agree.

    As of Aug. 25, the Clermont Post Office officially changed to part-time open hours for customers, from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

    The change was part of a two-year plan implemented by USPS in 2012 to keep smaller community post offices and zip codes in place.

  • Griffee tabbed as finance director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past seven years, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts has been advocating the creation of the position for financial officer.

    With a population nearing 80,000 and with a budget of over $22 million, Roberts said county government should be run like a business.

    After getting the position funded in the 2014-15 budget, Roberts cleared the final hurdle on Tuesday.

    Despite repeated opposition in the past, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to hire Keith Griffee as the new finance officer.

  • Shepherdsville fire truck close to having repairs completed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Fire Department is finally one step closer to getting their main truck back in working order.

    Chief Layne Troutman informed the city council that the Seagrave company approved a contract to repair the 2007 truck model damaged at a working accident scene on Interstate 65 in 2013.

    According to Troutman, the estimated total cost for repairs was set at $97,698.28. City attorney Joe Wantland said the Kentucky League of Cities had offered to pay up to $83,000 in insurance.

  • Conditional-use permit approved for micro-brewery along Highway 245

     CLERMONT - Another player in the growing spirits business could be joining the Bourbon Trail.

    But it’s focus will not be on bourbon.

    John and Cindy Hutchins are interested in leasing their building off Highway 245, just inside the Bullitt/Nelson County line to a company that would start a micro-brewery.

    With no opposition from the community, the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment granted a conditional-use permit for the operation of a commercial business in a light industrial zone.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     Stop by the Better Business Bureau booth at the 2014 KY State Fair! The BBB booth will be located in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. There, you can pick up the latest edition of the BBB Wise Buying Guide, hot off the press! You can also get information on the most common scams, scams against seniors, tips on credit, and more!

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  • Owner wants to extend hours

     HILLVIEW - For Ricky Thompson, having a 2 a.m. closing time for his business is bad.

    Especially when other similar businesses can stay open until 4 a.m.

    But what makes things worse for the owner of County Line Bar in Hillview is that an existing ordinance requires him to close the doors by 1:30 a.m.

    When officials on the Hillview City Council seemed surprised that the business had to close its doors 30 minutes prior to the clock striking 2 a.m., they were really surprised when a copy of the 2013 ordinance was read.