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  • County, MW at odds on larger facility permits

    MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Currently, Bullitt County has the ability to inspect larger non-residential buildings no matter the location.

    But, the city of Mount Washington would love to have the opportunities to perform that service for its incoming businesses.

    For the city to assume the classification of having expanded jurisdiction, the state Department of Housing must give its blessing.

    And, in order for that to happen, Bullitt Fiscal Court must give up its current powers for the incorporated area only.

  • City audit getting closer to final report begins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A more extensive look at the city of Shepherdsville finances for the 2015-16 fiscal year might be coming to a close.

    At least that is the hope of current members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    The previous council commissioned the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly to conduct a “forensic audit” due to concerns about some of the spending practices.

    The council approved a fee of up to $10,000 for the audit.

  • Library buys land for new main facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With a new branch recently opened in Mount Washington and another branch set for construction in Nichols, the Bullitt County Public Library Board of Trustees are looking toward the future for its main facility.

    Poor location and lack of space are two reasons that has led to the purchase of five acres of land on Conestoga Parkway for a new Shepherdsville location of the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

  • Sanitation district now seeing gains thanks to growth, rate increases

      HILLVIEW -- With the state mandating a plan for the future, the Bullitt County Sanitation District is moving forward.

    The sanitation district has purchased two tracts of property from Countryside Enterprises. The total of three acres is located next to the existing sewer treatment plant on John Harper Highway.

    The plan is to replace the existing treatment plant with a larger regional facility to help reduce current problems with the system. Existing plants are an average of 50 years old.

  • Hebron Estates tax rate will increase slightly on new bills

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents in Hebron Estates will see a slight tax increase similar to other surrounding cities.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission unanimously approved a property tax increase to 9.34 cents per $100 of property, equalling a total of $93.40 per $100,000 of property.

    The increase was raised from last year’s rate of 9.31 cents per $100, meaning an extra 30 cents per $100,000.

  • BBB Tip: Charitable Giving After a Tragedy

     After a terrible and very public tragedy such as a mass shooting, people want to help in any way possible, and that often means contributing to fundraisers to help the survivors and the families of the victims. Sadly, scammers often take advantage of these moments of vulnerability to deceive donors. In addition, there are often campaigns set up by well-meaning individuals who may or may not be directly connected to the tragedy.

  • Limit on spending dropped; budget to be amended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of months into the new fiscal year, Shepherdsville city officials have made it clear — they are concerned about the budget.

    Councilman Mike Hubbard introduced an ordinance that would require any purchase over $5,000 to have the approval of the town board members.

    That ordinance, which would later be dropped, was a surprise to mayor Curtis Hockenbury.

    Under the plan, nothing would be purchased if it exceeded $5,000 without the city council’s approval.

    That immediately drew concerns.

  • Limit on spending dropped; budget to be amended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of months into the new fiscal year, Shepherdsville city officials have made it clear — they are concerned about the budget.

    Councilman Mike Hubbard introduced an ordinance that would require any purchase over $5,000 to have the approval of the town board members.

    That ordinance, which would later be dropped, was a surprise to mayor Curtis Hockenbury.

    Under the plan, nothing would be purchased if it exceeded $5,000 without the city council’s approval.

    That immediately drew concerns.

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Lebanon Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION— To keep a town running, the city has to have money. In order to get that money, tax rates have to be set each year.

    Like most years, this year the real and personal property tax and the motor vehicle tax are set at the highest Lebanon Junction can legally approve them.

    Even with an increase, it will amount to $1 a year on a $100,000 home.

  • Major tract on I-65 looks for rezoning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A major tract for light industrial development could be opened up for development.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to over 532 acres of property just west of Interstate 65 to be rezoned to IL Light Industrial.

    The Shepherdsville City Council will have the final decision.