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  • Lebanon Junction proposes hike in sewer rates to cover expenses

        LEBANON JUNCTION— Raising rates is never fun but, as Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield stated during July’s city council meeting, it’s something that needs to be done.
        “We’ve discussed it before,” he said. “It’s pretty obvious we lack in the area of needing sewer money to do the projects we have. Like I’ve said in the past, if we did not have the money to fund the project last time without borrowing, how are we going to have the money to pay it back?”

  • Hebron Estates looking to permit process in future

        HEBRON ESTATES -- Sometimes governmental agencies need to have a permitting process to retain some control over development in their area.
        The Hebron Estates City Commission is looking at ways to regulate work done along its streets and encroachments onto its roadways.
        After a recent incident which could be causing some 911 issues, city officials talked about ways to get more control.

  • Shepherdsville market growing each summer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- According to the Time Use Institute, Saturday is by far the busiest grocery-shopping day of the week. On a typical Saturday, the country’s biggest stores see near 41 million shoppers walk through their doors.
        While those Saturday shoppers may find a large variety of fruits and vegetables, rarely are the foods sold cheap, natural and local to Kentucky.
        Shepherdsville has a local, inexpensive option for Bullitt County residents.

  • State to provide incentives for firm to move to MW park

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A manufacturing company looking to consolidate its operations will remain in Bullitt County.
        However, it will apparently move its facilities from Hillview and Hunters Hollow to Mount Washington.
        Santa Rosa Systems LLC has received preliminary approved from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to open a manufacturing facility in the Mount Washington Business Park.

  • Lawsuit seeks to clarify candidacy of MW fire board winner

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After securing 94 of the 168 votes for the property owner position on the Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, Michael Huffman thought his position was secure.

    That is, until the board brought up a by-law that could cause his votes to be considered tainted.

    And legal action has been taken to determine whether Huffman can serve on the fire board.

  • Code enforcement board could help Hillview in its cleanup efforts

     HILLVIEW - Like other cities, Hillview wants to remain a clean and safe place to live.

    Unlike other Northern Bullitt cities, the Hillview City Council is taking measures to control its own code enforcement laws, rather than accepting new mandates handed down by state officials.

    The state changes include allowing the receiver of a nuisance warning a total of 14 days to come within compliance. Anyone holding liens on the property would receive 45-day notification.

  • $10M bid for MW sports park causes city to look at options

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When building a $7 million sports park, problems are expected.

    But having not contractors’ interest was not one Land Design and Development manager Chad McCormick was expecting.

    “We were very concerned that we only received one bid given the amount of interest we received,” McCormick told the city council.

    The bid opening on July 6 left those involved in the project befuddled as the only proposal that came in was a $10,500,000 bid from Martin Construction Company.

  • Radiant Touch features massage therapy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Amanda Mattingly had never even received a massage before attending the Louisville School of Massage. 

    In fact, Mattingly knew very little about massage therapy before meeting with the school in 2008. All she knew was that she wanted to help those in need.

    Today Mattingly, 36, is doing just that her own message therapy business, The Radiant Touch, in Cedar Grove Village, located on Buffalo Run Road off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Federal law change helps Pioneer Village add officer

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A change in federal government policy indirectly resulted in an increase in staffing for the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher announced at the city’s June meeting that long-time officer Ray Wilburn will officially switch to a newly-created part-time position within the department.

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds announced that the city’s newest officer, Nick Hibbs, will fill Wilburn’s full-time vacancy as of Aug. 1.

  • Hunters Hollow passes new budget without lot of changes proposed

        HUNTERS HOLLOW - With little fuss and little change, the Hunters Hollow City Commission unanimously approved its 2016-17 fiscal year budget.
        The city’s General Fund amount decreased slightly from the previous year, at $130,000. Municipal Aid Road Funding also decreased slightly to $14,000.
        An additional $1,000 in insurance tax revenue was budgeted, as well as an additional $1,000 for basic court revenue.