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  • County insurance premium to actually go down in 2016

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the age where health insurance costs are continuing to increase, Bullitt County public officials were pleased to learn that the trend has changed locally.

    Angie Priddy, an agent with Brown & Brown Insurance, reported recently that Bullitt County government would see a 2 percent rate increase on its health coverage.

    This will amount to a $38,000 savings for the county.

    The employee portion of the premium will be unchanged for 2016. The savings will go to the county’s general fund.

  • Injured party says settlement offers made to city

     HILLVIEW -- After considering one last-ditch settlement offer, the Hillview City Council moved forward Thursday by filing for protection through Chapter 9 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    The council unanimously voted on Monday to file bankruptcy, according to the Aug. 19 issue of The Pioneer News.

    But less than 24 hours before a hearing was to be held in Bullitt Circuit Court, councilmembers were meeting once again.

    After meeting 30 minutes in executive session, no action was taken.

  • Board members face ethic charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A councilmember who was not informed of actions recently against the mayor of Shepherdsville has filed an ethics complaint against two of her colleagues.

    Gloria Taft, in her second term on the Shepherdsville City Council, filed complaints against Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, also councilmembers, on sections of the city’s code of ethics.

    The complaints revolve around alleged events which occurred prior to the Aug. 11 meeting of the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     

    Your Better Business Bureau will be out at the KY State Fair! Stop by booth MS-12 in Main Street, KY in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. Pick up the latest BBB Wise Buying Guide – hot of the press, and also get information on scams, internet safety, credit, and more!

     

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  • Shepherdsville to look at comprehensive plan on drainage work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Do you think there might be drainage issues in certain parts of Shepherdsville?

    But do you know for sure where the problems are and how they could be fixed?

    Shepherdsville city councilman Bernie Brown knows there are problems but he also knows there needs to be a comprehensive study on where they actually exist.

    Engineer Arthur Jones said he could work with Scott Fleming, the city’s public works director, to start work on a plan of attack.

  • Hillview files for bankruptcy

     HILLVIEW - Facing a judgment of over $15 million and growing every day, the Hillview City Council voted Monday to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

    But city officials said that residents will not notice any change in the services offered.

    The council unanimously approved the resolution to allow mayor Jim Eadens to sign paperwork required for the federal bankruptcy protection.

    The council also approved retaining DelCotto Law Group to represent Hillview in the Chapter 9 proceedings.

  • Hillview library more than books; job skills provided through October

     HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.

  • AG promotes safety, consumer protection at state fair

      FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his staff will raise awareness about cybersafety, consumer protection and prescription drug abuse at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, which runs from Aug. 20 to Aug. 30 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Owners hope to bring local touch to new pharmacy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For John and Carolyn Knott, the thought of switching from a name-brand pharmacy to a locally owned, independent one was scary.

    “We were hesitant to change, but we support local,” Carolyn said. “We like that it is a family atmosphere.”

    That family environment is what B&B Pharmacy owners Ellen (Krajewski) Barger and Ashley Buckman were thinking when they decided to open Bullitt County’s only individually-owned pharmacy. 

  • Pioneer Village continues to grow through annexations

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The city of Pioneer Village has experienced a recent growth spurt.

    The city council approved two annexation ordinances during its July business meeting.

    The properties include a farm at the end of Lodie Lane owned by Michael and Karen Roby, as well as property along Highway 61 owned by Stephen and Frieda Joyce Stone.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher said a portion of the Roby property would experience some development.