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  • Council will get look at findings in special audit within week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Within the next few days, city officials might get a peak at the findings from an accounting firm hired to do a more extensive inspection at the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    Carol Richards, a member of the committee working on the audit of the Shepherdsville books, said that his contact with the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly led him to understand that the city council would get a copy of the findings by Nov. 13.

  • Hebron Estates motorists have smoother sailing with no debt

     HEBRON ESTATES  -- The bill has been paid for recent paving work.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission approved spending over $156,000 with Hall Contracting to do resurfacing work on Burkland Boulevard and several other spots.

    That work has been done and the payment from the road fund and general fund has been made.

    During the October meeting of the city commission, little was on the agenda.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds reported that very few speeding tickets had been given to students racing to get to school.

  • Aloha Coffeehouse opens its doors

     HILLVIEW—As the weather gets colder, a coffeehouse in Hillview provides an oasis retreat.

    Aloha Coffeehouse, located at 5219 Mount Washington Road, offers an assortment of lattes, frappes, hot and iced teas, desserts, sandwiches and snacks.

    “We have some really cool specialty drinks,” owner Brittney Wilkerson said. 

  • Traffic signal at Bogard not in plan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Highway 44 wasn’t going to be widened.

    However, as alternative option to help make the heavily-traveled road a little safer was the announcement that several intersection improvements would be made.

    Turn lanes and traffic signals were installed at Armstrong Lane and Bells Mill Road.

    With the third intersection improvement planned for Bogard Lane, the expectations were that a traffic light would be part of the package.

  • Spray park may be part of future at old BC pool begins

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A spray park may be open to youngsters in the Shepherdsville area next year.

    But county officials will wait until spring to make needed repairs to the Maryville pool.

    Both were pool-related discussion points for members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Assistant parks director Ed Etherton had brought the issue of leaking pipes at the Maryville pool to members of Bullitt Fiscal Court at an earlier meeting.

    American Leak Detection had worked on the pool previously and gave Etherton a quote to make the repairs.

  • Lebanon Jct. to make slight changes to license fees

    LEBANON JUNCTION  -- There is no intent to gouge business owners.

    However, mayor Larry Dangerfield said it is important that Lebanon Junction officials always be on the lookout to seize opportunities to gain a little revenue.

    After paying a business license fee that has not been raised forever, Dangerfield told council members that it might be time for a change.

    And, the council unanimously increased the annual business license fee.

    The $60 fee will now be $100 per year to operate a business in the city of Lebanon Junction.

  • Shoe manufacturer to bring warehouse facility to Hillview; around 90 new jobs anticipated

     HILLVIEW — Over 80 new jobs are projected for a distribution center looking to locate in northern Bullitt County.

    And Hillview city officials have approved an incentive for the company to make that move.

    KEEN Inc. has received preliminary tax incentives from the state of Kentucky.

    The company designs, manufactures and sells footwear, bags, accessories and apparel.

    It will make an investment of $18.6 million in locating in a facility in Hillview.

  • Top homebuilder will change hats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As Richard Miles was looking to retire from his job as a regional manager for Wal-Mart, he thought he would build a little subdivision.

    When he developed Dogwood Run on Beech Grove Road in the late 1980s, his intent was to complete that subdivision and then retire all together.

    Well, things didn’t work out that way and thousands of homeowners are glad.

    But, this time, Miles is really looking to slow down a little.

  • UPS golf carts may do delivering

      PIONEER VILLAGE --  When your holiday packages are delivered this year, there is a chance that the big brown truck will be replaced by a golf cart.

    The delivery giant has made it known that there is a possibility that neighborhoods in Bullitt County could receive packages delivered by people driving golf carts.

  • Debate over land usage continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As urban sprawl continues to wave into Bullitt County, growing pains remain constant for local officials.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board is no exception, constantly determining how to fit all of its students into all of its existing school spaces.

    Redistricting the students is a way to evenly distribute students, but always remains a controversial subject as many parents resist moving their children to a campus further away from home.