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  • Fireworks vendors to pay lot more in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Sparks flew a few weeks ago when city officials proposed new regulations on temporary fireworks stand operators.

    A new version of the ordinance was supposed to be considered by the Hillview City Council at its March 21 meeting.

    However, mayor Jim Eadens said that due to so many changes in the original document and a council not really sure where it wanted to go, the matter would be tabled for the evening.

  • ‘Enhanced’ tag taken off county in EDA work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the past five-year period, Bullitt County’s percentage of new job creation led the state of Kentucky.

    But starting next June, Bullitt County will be in a different category of incentives that can be offered. It will be a system that the county and its municipalities had worked under years ago.

    The question is whether going from an “enhanced” community to one that isn’t “enhanced” will make a difference in pursuing companies from coming to the county.

  • Hunters Hollow still dealing with questions over sewer system

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Like the annoying sewer smell on a hot summer day, or the constant threat of another plant failure and backflow, a potential surcharge for Hunters Hollow residents continues to linger.

    City attorney Mark Edison updated the Hunters Hollow City Commission on two companies attempting to receive reimbursement for monies lost while assisting Bullitt Utilities with the city’s former sewage treatment plant.

  • Signage to promote city headed to LJ

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission Department had just three words for the city of Lebanon Junction last month: Here’s your sign.

    Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield and Bullitt County tourist director Troy Beam met recently to discuss the transfer of the LED sign from tourism’s hands to the city’s.

  • Fox Chase officials look at whether work needed on city streets this year

     FOX CHASE— It never hurts to be prepared.

    Council member Lois Whitis mentioned the roughness of some of the roads in the city of Fox Chase, stating she felt it would be wise to begin a rotation on repairs to prevent one massive project in a few years.

    She said her husband walks Sussex Drive daily and that he has noticed where it’s starting to break apart.

    Not everyone agreed, though.

    According to councilman Mike Higgins, Mayor Owen Taylor met with Mago Construction last July and was advised the roads looked okay.

  • Residents looking for ways to slow down motorists in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- A child was struck by a vehicle on Erin Circle in Mount Washington on Saturday, March 26.

    According to the police report, witnesses say the child was running while being yelled at to stop. The boy ran into the middle of the street, stopped and was struck by the oncoming vehicle.

    The boy’s aunt, Shelly Fields, spoke at the Mount Washington City Council meeting to discuss ways to prevent further accidents from occurring in the area.

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  • MW wants to get control of signs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Sometimes you just need a sign and, for the city of Mount Washington, Homearama was the sign that it needed to clean up its signs.

    According to Community Planning and Development Director Lori Puchino, the city has a lot of work to do in preparation of the estimated 15,000 visitors expected to come through town this July.

  • Rental units in Hillview may have to be inspected

     HILLVIEW -- Over the past few years, the number of homes which have fallen into foreclosure has risen.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens is concerned that many are being purchased and then rented out.

    His bigger concern is that the homes that are rented out do not currently require any inspections.

    “I’m concerned that these rental homes are not being maintained,” said Eadens.

    The topic arose at one of the recent caucus meetings hosted by the Hillview City Council.

  • Hebron Estates looks to branch out, considers pair of rezoning requests

    HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s smallest municipalities is experiencing a growth spurt featuring many changes.

    A recent Hebron Estates City Commission meeting involved two rezoning, an annexation, and discussion of traffic flow in part due to the new Highway 61.

    The commission approved a rezoning request of two acres owned by Corbett Construction Co., Inc., from R-3 Residential to I-L Light Industrial.