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  • Hillview sets up safe place for transfer of ‘items’

     HILLVIEW -- Say you have divorced parents who need a place to exchange your child at the end of your weekend of custody.

    Or say that you’ve purchased an item online and need to make your transaction with the seller.

    You might be afraid to go to a person’s home and would rather find more neutral ground.

    The city of Hillview recently joined a growing trend of governmental agencies designating a safe spot.

  • Fox Chase votes for slight hike in property tax rate

    FOX CHASE - The new tax rates are in for the City of Fox Chase, and one of them is going up.

    The city council unanimously approved an increase on the 2017 real property ad valorem tax rate, set at 13.93 cents per $100 of real property.

    The 2016 rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100. City attorney Mark Edison said based on the city’s tax base, a compensating rate to collect the same funding as last year would need to be set at 13.98 cents.

  • SMILE... Illegal Dumpers

     NICHOLS -- If you are thinking about pulling off the side of the road and dumping junk into a ditch or ravine, you might want to think twice.

    Or you might want to look around to see if any of the hidden cameras are taking your picture.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste coordinator, said one of the hidden surveillance cameras caught two individuals in the act.

    They will be in Bullitt District Court on March 13 to face charges.

    “We have used the cameras in various places,” said Hatfield.

  • MW OKs bid for sports complex

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— With a construction company on board, the community sports complex in Mount Washington is continuing toward a fall 2018 completion.

    The bid opening on Feb. 22 brought in seven bidders ranging from $5.65 million to $8.3 million, with Woodbine Construction Company offering the low bid.

    According to Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick, the company reviewed the bid and, after ensuring all the insurance forms and other requirements were included, offered its recommendation that the city select Woodbine.

  • Road construction not pretty in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With ongoing construction involving the Cedar Grove Business Park and the expansion of Highway 61/Buckman Street, the City of Shepherdsville’s facelift remains an ugly site.

    The city council discussed relative issues at a recent meeting, with one resident concerned about the final product.

    Patricia Kesterman, a resident of The Pointe subdivision, addressed concerns about the lights removed from the entrance road, along with the sign and landscaping.

  • Publishers continues work to merge its printing operations

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The consolidation of the Publishers Press operations continues to move forward.

    Last year, the company announced plans to move its Shepherdsville operation into the 700,000 square foot facility in Lebanon Junction.

    According to a release from the company, that work continues.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s March 2017 Hot Topics:

    Hoping to be the next MTV Real World cast member? A local consumer was contacted by the “casting crew” and sent in pictures. After she was “selected,” she was then asked to give money to hold her spot during the casting call. This is a scam.

  • Fire boards shake hands on deal

      CLERMONT — They rose as one. 

    Members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board and the members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc. stood facing one another at the conference table.

    But, unlike days of old, there was no yelling or screaming.

    There were handshakes and smiles.

    While not official, an amended contract is getting closer to passage.

  • Other cities invest in future development

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — While the idea of a city being a landlord might sound strange to Bullitt County, it isn’t unusual in other parts of the Kentuckiana area.

    Forty-five minutes south of Mount Washington is the city of Springfield, population 3,000, who first put its plan into action almost 12 years ago.

    “We had a vacant building with an out-of-town landlord,” city administrator Laurie Smith said. “It had sustained storm damage and was a community eyesore.”

  • BBB Presents “Risk Index” to Identify Top Scams

     As a kick-off to National Consumer Protection Week, the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust has compiled information for the first BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report.

    The information gathered by BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 has some surprising insights into exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss.

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky, says “This study shows that people from all demographics are vulnerable to scams.”