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  • Smoking ban in cars may be repealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The ordinance which held occupants responsible if they were smoking with a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle could be in jeopardy.

    Stacy Dawson Cline, in her first meeting back on the Shepherdsville City Council, asked whether the ordinance passed over the summer could be repealed.

    City attorney Walter Sholar said that all he needs is direction from the council and one of the six must sponsor the ordinance.

    Cline said she would request Sholar look at repealing the ordinance.

  • Hillview Swearing In

    Hillview city attorney Tammy Baker swears in the new group of councilmembers. Those sworn in for their two-year terms were Randall Hill, Lisa Boggs, JoAnn Wick, Karen Johnson, Kim Whitlock and Alice Keister. Their first official meeting of the year will be on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the government center. The public is invited.

  • District may get to set sewer rates

        HILLVIEW — Every time the members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District board want to raise its sewer rates, permission must be sought.
        But, if Bullitt Fiscal Court agrees to a proposal, rate hikes would be a mere formality.
        Facing the prospects of having to borrow at least $17 million to construct two new treatment plants, the sanitation district has proposed an amendment to the current ordinance.

  • After rocky start, MW sports park moving again

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— After surprising results from the last bid, re-bidding for the sports complex in Mount Washington is open once again.
        At the original pre-bid meeting in June 2016, Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick said the room was full of contractors. However, at the open bid one month later, only one bid came in and was priced $3 million over the expected $7 million. The bid was rejected.

  • Changing of the Guard: Puckett to retire as police chief; city approves hire of McCubbin

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 42 years in law enforcement, Douglas Puckett has reason to smile.
        Puckett has decided that it is time to retire.
        Rick McCubbin also had reason to smile on this particular evening.
        In law enforcement for nearly 30 years, McCubbin decided after less than a year in retirement, it was time to get back to work.

  • Surcharge gone, water rates equalized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the inception of the Kentucky Turnpike Water District’s division one, water customers have been paying a $6 per month surcharge.

    The surcharge was to help offset the cost of setting up the district to provide water to those who were relying on hauling or wells.

    Starting this month, the surcharge will be a thing of the past for customers of that water district.

  • Fox Chase could add piece of commercial property in city

        FOX CHASE - Five acres of rezoned property might not affect New York City as much as Fox Chase.
        But a portion of the Bullitt County municipality may be rezoned for business if the city council approves a request.
        Land owner James Robards wants to rezone approximately 5.06 acres of his property from Residential R-1 to Business B-1. The property is adjacent to Hebron Presbyterian Church with access to Old Highway 61.

  • Hillview praised for efforts to battle drug abuse

        HILLVIEW — The holiday season is a festive one that is commonly associated with parties.
        However, as the holiday season was in full swing, Jennifer Stepp was present to praise Hillview officials for its efforts during 2016.
        It was in the past year that Hillview police officers saved nearly three dozen lives by using the narcan program.
        This drug helps keep those who have overdosed alive long enough to get treatment.

  • Mount Washington has big plans for 2017

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to prepare for what 2017 has to offer.
         For the city of Mount Washington, 2017 will be the year for most of what was discussed in 2016 to come to life.
        GOVERNMENT: Halfway through his term, mayor Barry Armstrong is looking to complete the projects he and the newly reelected city council started in 2017.

  • Hunters Hollow gets involved in fight against sewer surcharge request for plant’s creditors

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - Although the situation affects more residents in the city of Hillview, Hunters Hollow residents still remain affected by the ongoing saga of a failed sewage treatment plant.

    In the past month, two companies still seeking reimbursement for their services following the failed plant incident are seeking to create a surcharge through the Kentucky Public Service Commission, with increased monies coming from residents to pay the companies.