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  • Last leg of Preston to begin; work done by fall 2018

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The third and final leg of the widening of Preston Highway is set to begin work.

    Construction is slated to be completed by November 2018.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a contract has been awarded for the final segment from Ruhl Acres to Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    The $40.9 million contract was awarded to Louisville Paving Co.

  • Fiscal Court may not get chance to vote on controversial zoning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After hearing over three hours of testimony, Bullitt Fiscal Court members may not have the opportunity to vote on a rezoning request for two tracts of property off Chapeze Lane.

    In a meeting which started with Shepherdsville fire marshal Ted Calvert being called in to ensure the capacity of the fiscal courtroom was not exceeded, residents again voiced their displeasure over a proposed rezoning to IG General Industrial.

  • More industrial development planned for Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- A Pennsylvania-based company looks to continue its expansion into Bullitt County.

    Willabrook Inc. received a favorable recommendation to rezone 70 acres from IG General Industrial and B-1 Highway Business to IL Light Industrial.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s recommendation will now be sent to the Hillview City Council for a final vote.

    The property is located on the northwest quadrant of the Brooks Road interchange off Interstate 65.

  • Richardson tabbed as next planning administrator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Roanne Hammond retires at the end of the year, a familiar face will be occupying her position as administrator of the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning office.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 3-2 to promote Brian Richardson to the position.

    He is currently serving as the enforcement officer and the person in charge of the numbering system.

    County Judge Melanie Roberts and magistrates Gary Lawson and Joe Laswell voted in favor of the appointment. Magistrates Dennis Mitchell and Joe Rayhill were opposed.

  • Planners say restrictions remain

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents weren’t happy in 2004 when a request was made to rezone property for the construction of patio homes.

    But, with a restriction of no multi-family dwellings and of no residences being less than 1,400 square foot in size, those who lived in Twelve Oaks in Mount Washington were comfortable with the rezoning.

    Now, the same worries of traffic and decreased property values have resurfaced.

    Nathan Jones and Tonya Jones are seeking to remove restrictions on their 2.95-acre tract on Hardy Lane off Highway 44 East.

  • Greenwell looks to county to pay more for services or patrols STOP

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Within the next 90 days, those living outside the corporate limits of the six municipalities may be without law enforcement protection.

    Bullitt County Sheriff David Greenwell hopes that it doesn’t come to that point.

    However, that is a possibility.

    Greenwell informed members of Bullitt Fiscal Court Tuesday that without approval of an additional $250,000 to fund his office, he would give up law enforcement duties.

    “We’ve been scratching by,” Greenwell said of his agency.

  • Bullitt agency, business earn honors from tourism organization

    SHEPHERDSVLLE -- The Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission was recently awarded several awards for their marketing program.

    At the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s annual conference in October, the Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission took home five Traverse Awards for their marketing program.

    The new “Bourbon Casual Travel Experience” website won gold while the “Bourbon Casual Tour Marketing Campaign” won silver.

  • Sanitation District’s decision to not seek surcharge provides early gift for Hunters Hollow officials

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Leading up to the November business meeting of the Hunters Hollow City Commission, word spread that there would be no additional surcharge for city residents from the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    The commission feared a substantial surcharge increase by BCSD for maintenance and upgrades on the Hunters Hollow treatment plant received from Bullitt Utilities.

  • Mount Washington unveils app for better communications

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—The city of Mount Washington has gone mobile!

    With the launch of their new website, the city felt they could reach the general public better through the use of a cell phone application (or app).

    “The information between us and the citizens sometimes is almost nonexistent,” city clerk Dawn Hall said. 

    The website was designed to give the community members a spot they can go at anytime to get the information they may be looking for.

  • Bullitt selected as random election site to be audited by state AG office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It wasn’t like winning the lottery but Bullitt County did make the final cut of six.

    The winning counties are subject to a post-election audit by the state’s office of the attorney general.

    Under KRS 15.243, the attorney general is required to have 5 percent of the state’s 120 counties undergo an audit for any election irregularities.

    Bullitt, McCreary, Clark, Hardin, Morgan and Harrison counties were selected by random in a public drawing.