• State approves road projects along Highway 480, city loan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With funding in place and a bid secured, construction on the new connector road from Cedar Grove Road to a new I-65 interchange can begin.

    On Monday, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to accept a $3.3 million bid to construct Alpha Way.

    And, on Thursday, the state Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $3.5 million loan to complete the project.

    The Cedar Grove improvement project includes several parts.

  • Hillview goes forward with financing to settle debt in lawsuit

     HILLVIEW -- The Hillview City Council moved forward with something no one wanted to do but they all knew that they had to do it.

    The council approved Kentucky League of Cities coordinating the $5.5 million bond sale.

    The money will go to pay off the debt of over $15 million.

    In order to generate enough revenue to guarantee the annual bond payments, the city previously increased its insurance premium tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.

  • Dumpsters will be in full supply as second junk day set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, Larry Hatfield knew he was in trouble.

    With cars and trucks lined up at Bullitt East High to drop off items for the county’s junk disposal day, Hatfield knew there was a problem.

    The dumpters on the site were full and there was a whole lot of junk left in line.

    With the dumpsters on a rotation and with another one not due immediately, Hatfield started to have haulers dump items on the ground next to the dumpsters.

  • Two pools spruced up; other still in doubt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The waters were calm and there were no signs of storms Tuesday as county officials moved forward in their quest to get at least two of the public pools open for business in May.

  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding the death of Prince

     BBB is warning Prince fans to beware of scams that could pop up, surrounding his death. Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at the age of 57.

    Scammers use celebrity deaths to con fans in a variety of ways. Whatever the scam may be, fans will end up with viruses or malware on their computers, or giving out personal information.

  • MW still looking for ways to slow up traffic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When the Wilchar Estates neighborhood wants something done, residents won’t stop until they have a solution.

    Especially when the problem involves the safety of their children.

  • BBB: Beware of Kentucky Derby ticket scams

     The “Run for the Roses” is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!

    BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets!

    The best way to avoid getting scammed is to deal with a business that you know is legitimate. You can check out businesses at bbb.org.

  • Flood rule may jeopardize growth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was unsettling for residents to be informed that many would now be part of the flood plain insurance program due to changing elevation maps.

    For the Shepherdsville properties, many saw the maps increase the flood elevation by six inches.

    What it also did was increase the level in which developers had to build any new structures.

    But, on top of that, the Shepherdsville City Council’s new flood plain building requirements made the ground floor be at least two feet above the new flood elevation.

  • Pioneer Village in line to get its own Dollar General store

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s not the Wild West, but a general store could soon be coming to a pioneer village.

    The Pioneer VIllage City Council heard the first reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear the way for the construction of a new Dollar General store location.

    The property is a 2.3-acre strip of land owned by Brookland Realty, Inc., located between Old Preston and new Preston Highway south of the John Harper Highway.