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  • Fox Chase works to upgrade its website

     FOX CHASE - A technology upgrade has allowed the CIty of Fox Chase to revamp its official website.

    The city council met with Phillip Price, a Hunters Hollow city commissioner and one of the website developers.

    Price informed the council that both cities' website locations, as well as the city of Pioneer Village site, were hacked into.

    The three sites were developed together, having similar features and templates. Price said he talked to the website hosts about re-creating each site.

  • Sewer rate discussion could favor city's customers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's happened in other Bullitt County cities this year, but Shepherdsville may have raised the most stink in regards to sewer rates.

    The Shepherdsville City Council discussed sewer rates, bills, collection issues and future plans during a city business meeting. However, no official action was taken.

    Council member Faith Portman requested that the issue be brought up again for discussion during the next business meeting. Portman proposed a decreased rate of 7 percent.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s November 2013 Hot Topics!

  • Oleen’s gives owner clean start in newest business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Ellen Keller lost her job at Jefferson Mall, she thought it was the end of her career. Her previous employer gave her severance pay, which allowed her start her own business.

    Last April, she opened up a consignment shop on 858 Hwy 44 West in Shepherdsville. 

    Keller said she named the place after her mother.

    “I wanted to share the memory of my mother,” she said. “She passed away when I was 20. I wanted to do something to honor her.”

  • THANKS, FFA: Convention grows Bullitt economy

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s been almost six years since it left the area.

    And there is no doubt that the National FFA Convention held last week in Louisville had a huge impact on Bullitt County.

    Troy Beam, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, said he’s glad to see the convention back close to the county.

    “It’s a huge boom (of business),” he said.

  • Motorists in Pioneer Village may have new place to stop vehicles

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Motorists passing through Spring Meadows subdivision might pay a little more attention in the coming months.

    To slow motorists on the street which runs between John Harper Highway and Summit Drive, a trio of three-way stop signs were installed years ago at Spring Meadow Court, Springdale Court and Springfield Court.

    As time passed, developer Jim Walser built a number of patio homes at the southern end of the street. Speed humps were initially installed on the private streets.

  • It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month

     It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This year’s theme for NCSAM is “Our Shared Responsibility,” which puts emphasis on the role everyone has to play in making the Internet a safer place to work and play.

  • Planners approve bid for cellular tower in Cedar Grove area

     CEDAR GROVE - A new cellular tower could be built in a portion of Bullitt County that has been suffering from poor service.

    With AT&T Mobility officials proving its case, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave its approval to erect a cellular tower off Cedar Grove Road.

    Attorney Tom Brightenstein, who represented the applicant, said that the mono-pole tower would help serve areas such along Cedar Grove Road from Shepherdsville to Mount Washington and south to the Nelson County line, including the Bernheim area.

  • LIVE UNITED: Fund-raising reaches record mark

     CLERMONT - Jim Beam Brands has been very successful in its line of business.

    And Jim Morehead said it is an obligation to give back to the community.

    For the first time, Jim Beam Brands decided it was time to be a partner in the Metro United Way program.

    And thanks to the employee contribution program at Jim Beam, as well as many other businesses, the past year was a banner one for the service agency.

    As a result, over $108,000 in projects will be funded for Bullitt County agencies.

  • Information seems to settle rift between jail, fiscal court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates were seeking information on how the commissary operated at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    On Tuesday, they got some of their questions answered.

    Appearing with Fonda Tinnell, who oversees the canteen, Bullitt County Jailer Martha Knox attempted to answer some of the questions that fiscal court members posed over the past couple of months.

    But, even after the conversation, they would not promise that there wouldn’t be more questions in the future.