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  • Sanitation District to begin quest to upgrade current facilities

     HILLVIEW — The  hard work of meeting the promises made to the state Division of Water has now begun for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    Approval was given to begin the first phase of its plans to get rid of smaller treatment plants and constructing a larger regional facility.

    The sanitation board voted unanimously to allow district manager Jerry Kennedy to borrow up to $775,000.

    The first phase of the $18 million project will include obtaining a loan from the Kentucky Rural Water Finance corporation.

  • Sheriff to oversee dispatch operations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the quest to return its Central Dispatch system to full privileges, the operations of that agency will now be overseen by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dialysis joins Chamber

     HILLVIEW - Hillview’s only kidney care resource location has increased its quality service.

    Davita Dialysis, located at Brooks Plaza, is expanding its services from three days to six.

    Regional operations manager Tim Voigt said the location will now serve customers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., adding to its Monday-Wednesday-Friday hours of 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Hunters Hollow officials can only wait on sewer decision

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Mayor Linda Parker determined that a sewage treatment plant explosion in 2015, affecting 700 area residents including Hunters Hollow homes, classified as an immediate emergency.

    Over two years have gone by, however, as Parker, the city commission, and the residents continue to wait for both answers and results.

  • City officials talk about chance of using food tax for projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— With nearly $900,000 in revenue from the restaurant tax each year, Shepherdsville councilmember Lisa Carter is looking for a way to use some of those funds for projects such as beautification.

    And, while the Shepherdsville council is looking at the issue, others are attending meetings hosted by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    At a recent council meeting, Carter repeated an earlier idea of revising the current setup.

  • Tourism continues to grow in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE— It can be difficult to picture how tourism affects a county.

    It isn’t as difficult to picture $519, as in the same $519 Bullitt County residents saved in local and state taxes in 2015 thanks to tourism.

    According to a recent study Certec, Inc. of Versailles,  for the year 2015, Bullitt County generated just over $89 million in direct tourist spending and $140 million in total tourist spending.

    Tourism supported 1,901 jobs and produced $31 million in worker income, according to the survey.

  • County looks to see if it owes money now

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Last March, the “best deal on the table” was for Bullitt Fiscal Court members to pay a deficit of over $638,000 owed by Sheriff David Greenwell.

    The deficit occurred over the first four-year term of Greenwell and it was money owed to the state of Kentucky.

    However, with Greenwell’s retirement at the end of February, Bullitt Fiscal Court members wonder if there might be an even better “deal” that would relieve them of the remaining financial obligations.

  • New animal control committee to hold first meeting on April 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With issues continuing at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, a committee has been formed.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said that she felt there was a need to form a group of individuals who are interested in making changes at the shelter.

    In her desire to form the committee, Roberts recommended magistrates Dennis Mitchell and Gary Lawson; deputy county judge Lisa Craddock; assistant animal control director Angie Greenup; county treasurer Kenann Sharp; along with citizens Terri Bohannon and David Waters.

  • Would you pay $50 to rent city hall?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a special meeting in which three topics were on the agenda and decisions were made on none of the trio of issues.

    The Shepherdsville City Council met to talk about its pay and job classification ordinance, as well as the hiring of Arthur Jones as its engineer and more discussion on usage of city-owned properties.

    At the end of the two-hour meeting, nothing was voted upon.

    The future of renting the community center off Frank E. Simon Avenue evolved into the need to set rental pricing for the city government center.

  • Williams wins 3-2 battle to return to role as animal control director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The new animal control director in Bullitt County is a familiar face.

    By a 3-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to return Mark Williams into the director’s position.

    This came after a closed door session with Williams and his attorney, Mike Lawrence.

    Williams had been terminated by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts on March 22.

    With Kentucky being an at-will state, Roberts gave no reason for Williams’ termination.