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  • City annexes property despite pleas from area; rezoning now in question

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The corporate boundaries for the city of Shepherdsville expanded by 131 acres off Chapeze Lane.

    However, an attorney representing residents in the community might advise them to not redraw their city maps just yet.

    By a 5-0 vote, the Shepherdsville City Council approved the annexation of property owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises.

    The decision was made at a special meeting Monday morning.

  • SHERIFF: Money YES; clock still ticking

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County sheriff Dave Greenwell received the first part of his agreement to continue providing law enforcement past mid-March.

    However, he didn’t get the second piece of the agreement, so the clock is still ticking.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve an additional $250,000 to the sheriff’s office for his 2016 budget.

    Greenwell was to present his budget at the Dec. 15 fiscal court meeting but the discussion was tabled due to a lengthy agenda. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 4, 2016

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • Contract Valid: Fire district to appeal judge’s ruling

     CLERMONT -- The contract signed between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. in 2013 is valid.

    That is according to a ruling from Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The latest dagger thrown in a year-long battle between the two entities will appealed.

    On Tuesday, Burress handed down his ruling in a lawsuit surrounding the Jan. 2, 2015, decision by the fire district board to decide the contract was invalid.

  • Sunview residents like nature, quiet; oppose rezoning of 64-acre tract

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents often move to Bullitt County to get away from things which are common in big cities.

    Many of the residents along Sunview Drive mentioned that same thing to members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission recently.

    However, despite their concerns, it appears they might have a few new neighbors in the future.

    C&M Renovations received a favorable recommendation from the planning commission to rezone 64 acres from Agriculture and Stream Valley Reserve to R-1 Residential.

  • City will meet on zonings, annex

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The notice has been posted and the legal requirements met for the Shepherdsville City Council to hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 4.

    The 9:30 a.m. meeting will be held to consider three items involving property owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises.

    First, the council will hear a second reading on an ordinance where the property owner is requesting annexation.

    The public can speak on that request.

    There will be no discussion on two first readings for rezoning on the properties off Chapeze Lane.

  • Legislators give vision into what new session in Frankfort may bring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three members of the county’s legislative delegation had an opportunity to speak.

    And, members of the community, had a chance to listen.

    State representatives Linda Belcher, James Tipton and Russell Webber were part of a forum hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Most of the discussion centered around what the legislators were predicting for the 2016 legislative session, which begins in January.

  • Lutes, former MW mayor, passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man who quietly played an important role in the development of Mount Washington and worked tireelessly to get funding to help a senior citizens facility has died.

    Ralph King Lutes, 87, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Baptist Health Louisville, when he succumbed to pneumonia related to end of life dementia. 

    He had resided at Green Meadows Health Care Center in Mount Washington for the past two years.

    Born Sept. 20, 1928, in Mount Washington, Lutes graduated from Mount Washington High School in 1947. 

  • LJ hopes to have traffic signal installed near I-65

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- For months, officials in the city of Lebanon Junction have been asking for a stoplight to be installed in front of the Speedway at the Interstate 65 South exit.

    Recently, Mayor Larry Dangerfield and interim police chief Terry Phillips met with a representative of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to discuss the possibility of the light.

    Unfortunately, for the family of Chris Statsmann, the light comes too late.

  • Special meeting set for Jan. 4 on annexation

     A special meeting of the Shepherdsville City Council will be held on Monday, Jan. 4., at 9:30 a.m.

    The official agenda now includes an annexation request for George Miller and Miller Enterprises, as well as the first readings of two rezoning requests of the Miller property.

    The property is located on Chapeze Lane and is currently slated for a rezoning decision by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

    The rezoning has drawn the ire of many residents along Chapeze Lane. The request to is make the entire tract IG General Industrial.