• County working to get ready to be certified

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- About halfway in its pursuit to become a certified Work Ready community, how is Bullitt County doing?

    That was the topic of a recent discussion of the local committee working to meet the thresholds set forth to become one of 18 Work Ready communities in Kentucky.

    Robert Curry, executive director of the state’s Work Ready Communities program, said that the county is moving forward in its pursuit.

    Some areas are ahead of schedule and others need to pick up the pace.

  • Council clears road to Cedar Grove improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While some of the questions could not be given a guaranteed answer, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to move forward with a potentially-major economic development project off Cedar Grove Road.

    Under the proposal approved, the city could spend up to $3 million to enhance transportation issues along Cedar Grove Road, as well as set the stage for providing a second route in and out of the business park.

  • County to seek state help to determine jail staffing plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many employees should be working at the Bullitt County Detention Center?

    That is apparently a question of interest to Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But jailer Martha Knox didn’t know of the request until she was alerted by a member of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

    On July 7, 2015, Roberts sent a letter to the state.

  • Pioneer Village works out deal to purchase additional property

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Becknell Hall campus in the city of Pioneer Village will now be expanded.

    The city council approved a resolution for a loan through Community Bank and Trust to purchase over eight acres of property connecting to the current city hall property.

    The resolution allows for an annual loan, totaling $180,000, to be issued by mayor Gary Hatcher.

    According to Hatcher, the adjoining property would allow for expansion of both government facilities and the city police headquarters, as well as more room for play areas and civic events.

  • City to have larger role in road project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A proposed road project that could solve many of the ills on Cedar Grove Road may cost a little more money than  some city officials may have realized.

    But, the project is still one that economic developers feel is vital to the continued growth of the community.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, came prepared to speak about the update to the Cedar Grove expansion project.

  • City police will now have weapon to help save lives on drug issues

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens knows first-hand the effects of drug use in the community.

    Members of the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) and the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition also know the first-hand dangers.

    Together, they have made it possible for the Hillview Police Department to be more effective in their fight, allowing trained officers to carry and implement a product that combats drug overdoses prior to EMS arrival.

  • Husband, wife team up for a tasty new business in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Tummy rumbling for breakfast? 

    Try out Mount Washington’s newest go-to breakfast and lunch spot -- Maggie Mae’s Cafe.

    Run by the husband-and-wife team, Jordan and Taylor Hughes, the cafe opened last month and serves breakfast, lunch and lattes.

    Taylor said she was at a transition point in her life.

    “I worked a sales job for six years and made decent money, but I hated it,” she said.

  • Little Rick’s in LJ joins Chamber of Commerce

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Little Rick’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate jointing the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The location has been open for three years at 117 Plaza Park Blvd. just off of Highway 61.

    The restaurant feature a wide variety of menu items including burgers, ribs and fish.

    Owners Rick Clark Sr. and Jr. boasted many televisions on site for sporting events, and keno is available for patrons to play.

  • Shoppers encouraged to hop around to MW businesses

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Keep those dollars local.

    Next week the Mount Washington Main Street program will host its first 2015 Summer Shop Hop from Tuesday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 1.

    There will be 10 local businesses that will participate: Country Vogue, Game Day Graphics, Cordial Lee, Cindy’s Consignments, James Jewel Box, Missy K’s Boutique & Consignments, Busy Lady Quilt Shop, Amanda’s Creations Florist, Mt. Washington Florist and Sweet Sprinkles Bakery.

  • Residents concerned over zoning of old Brooks School

     HILLVIEW - Some Hillview residents believe that a new trucking company moving into the city would cause an increase in noise, among other issues.

    Those residents made their own noise for the Hillview City Council during a public information hearing at the city’s government center.

    Summitt Trucking, LLC, based in Clarksville, Ind., is seeking to purchase the old Brooks Elementary property in hopes of moving part of their business into Kentucky.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission offered a favorable recommendation.