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  • Fiscal Court won’t fight MW’s plans for permits

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Unless a project has started the permit process under the county’s watch, Mount Washington officials will now be in total control of construction.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court recently voted to not conduct any inspections through its code enforcement office if the work is located inside the city limits.

    The city of Mount Washington sent a letter to the county stating that it would be doing all building inspections as of July 28, 2017.

  • Mount Washington has own electrical inspector

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When the city of Mount Washington gets tired of waiting, it takes matters into its own hands.

    Recently, the city council voted to approve the addition of an electrical inspector.

    “We were in situations a lot of times where we were having to wait for inspections,” mayor Barry Armstrong said.

    While the city previously had its own inspector for the smaller stuff, the county was the only option they had to rely to on.

  • Permits now to be handled in MW by own staff, board

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Those who believe they have been wrongfully cited by the city of Mount Washington will soon have a chance to argue their case in front of a court of their peers.

    An ordinance was recently read for the first time to establish the Mount Washington Code Enforcement Board.

  • Concern over use of property in Yorkshire leads to BOA hearing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Martin Whelan recently brought a concern to the members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    He was concerned over the operation of a business in a residential neighborhood.

    Besides wanting to give the other party an opportunity to speak, Bullitt Fiscal Court members did not offer any alternatives.

    However, Whelan will have an opportunity to bring his concerns to the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.

    At its 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, Stephen Smith will apply for a conditional-use permit.

  • Shepherdsville approves road project funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a few weeks of improving its ordinance, city officials are ready to move forward with a borrowing plan to pay for up to $3 million in road projects.

    Getting all the language and interest rate details included in the document, the Shepherdsville City Council approved a bond issue agreement through Republic Bank and Trust.

    Under the agreement, a bond issue for up to $3 million was approved. The maximum interest rate was set at 2.59 percent, which is lower than the original estimate.

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  • MW could start liquor sales earlier on Sundays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Those wanting to watch a game at noon on Sunday in Mount Washington might have the chance to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their restaurant meals.

    An ordinance amending sections of the Alcoholic Beverage Licenses chapter was read at a recent city council meeting that would allow Sunday sales to begin at Noon rather the current 1 p.m. 

    All locations selling alcohol would still have to end sales at midnight each night.

  • Cancer fund-raiser big success for Hillview group

     HILLVIEW - A car show continues to drive Hillview’s efforts toward finding a cure for cancer.

    Resident Richard Luce, chairperson of the 3rd annual Cancer Awareness and Train Show fundraising event, addressed the Hillview City Council to discuss this year’s success.’

    According to Luce, this year’s event included 68 classic cars, 86 model cars, 45 vendors and 16 co-sponsors. He mentioned that the event doubled in size this year.

  • Lawsuit filed on past due garbage accounts in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There have been concerns over unpaid garbage bills that date back to 2012.

    Those concerns have now resulted in a lawsuit.

    Eco-Tech LLC recently filed a lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court demanding the city of Shepherdsville pay over $143,000 in unpaid garbage bills as of June 20, 2017.

    The current contract is scheduled to terminate on Sept. 20, 2017, and the city is accepting bids on a revised ordinance.

  • Bullitt County continues to prosper thanks to tourism-related activities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Tourism isn’t all billboards and brochures.

    In Bullitt County, tourism means jobs, outsider spending, tax spending and community growth.

    A study conducted by Certec, Inc. of Versailles reported that tourism supported 1,746 jobs in Bullitt County, down 155 from last year. However, daily, $91,226 is generated from those jobs to worker paychecks, up from $86,116 last year.