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Business

  • Grand Opening: Shelter Insurance

     Whether you’re on the county’s east side or west side, Barbara Wright Insurance is there to cover you. Barbara S. Wright Insurance, LLC, contracted with Shelter Insurance, has opened its second location inside the Porter Building in Shepherdsville.

  • County looks to save money through energy improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars annually through an energy performance plan.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court could take a similar approach on a smaller scale.

    Andrew Apro, a representative with Perfection Group Inc., talked with members of fiscal court recently.

    After the company presented a free audit which showed major savings, fiscal court voted unanimously to move forward with taking sealed proposals.

  • Auditors find issues in finances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Of the 116 transactions the auditing team from Jones Nale and Mattingly inspected, 25 percent of those payments did not have the required documentation.

    That was just one of the findings revealed after the 11-month investigation into the financial handling of affairs in the city of Shepherdsville from 2013-2016.

    Auditors Jonathan Eade and Joe Legel made their formal presentation to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday night.

  • Wheeler honored by Pioneer Village for police work

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A string of recent bank robberies resulted in the apprehension of a Bullitt County resident and a commendation for a local officer.

    Pioneer Village Police Officer Adam Wheeler received a Certificate of Commendation from the city for his efforts in helping to apprehend Robert Sowder, 36, of Hebron Estates.

    According to PVPD chief D.J. Reynolds, Wheeler was one of the officers from multiple agencies investigating the robberies, which included the PBI Bank in Hillview and Republic Bank in Shepherdsville.

  • Highway 44 traffic concerns discussed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - They are state roads, so it’s a state issue.

    Now the city is doing what it can to force the issue on the state.

    The Mount Washington City Council invited Sen. Dan Seum and Rep. Dan Johnson to a meeting for discussion on potential stop lights along Highway 44 East at Bogard Lane and N. Bardstown Road at Landis Lane.

  • MW water tower to have more capacity

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In some ways a city’s water tower is a symbol for the surrounding community.

    Mount Washington is about to receive a new symbol thanks to an approved bid for a new, larger tower.

    The city council unanimously approved a bid, on the recommendation of city engineer David Derrick, by Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, LLC, for the construction of a 1.5 million-gallon water storage tank.

  • Redistrict plan to ease overcrowding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The dreaded subject of redistricing for the Bullitt County Public School System will again be part of the board agenda.

    On Monday, Nov. 27, the school board will listen to a proposal which would ease overcrowding in the Bullitt East cluster of schools beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

    Under the proposal, the major concern is expected to come from residents in the English Mill and Miller’s Crossing subdivisions off Bells Mill Road.

  • Zaxby’s latest restaurant to announce plans to open Shepherdsville eatery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Plans are now underway to add another restaurant chain location in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved three requests by property owners Benjamin and Jessica Robards to prepare a property for a new Zaxby’s Restaurant.

    The property is located along Conestoga Parkway, in front of the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart. Attorney Eric Farris said the property was across the Wal-Mart entrance from the gas pumps.

  • County will join in lawsuit against opioid distributors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Without any discussion, Bullitt Fiscal Court members changed an earlier decision and will now participate in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    Last month, fiscal court members said they would not be one of the plaintiffs in a battle against manufacturers of opioids across the country.

    Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge said he didn’t believe the county needed to get involved with any lawsuits filed by a number of national law firms.

  • Mom, pop ready to retire at Country Cabin

    HEBRON ESTATES-- For 14 years, a local shop has brought country charm to the edge of northern Bullitt County.

    Located in the Hebron Building on West Hebron Lane, Country Cabin Treasures began as a small space for Joann and Bill Doyle to sell country-themed items.

    Three years prior to opening, Joann ran a similar shop with her niece in Lincoln County. Once the hour and a half drive started to wear on her, the couple looked into a spot closer to home.