• Which tax comes first? City investigates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Gary Board brought receipts with him and wanted explanations.

                The receipts were from three different restaurants located within the Shepherdsville city limits, each appearing to charge a different sales tax rate.

                Board addressed the Shepherdsville City Council wondering which was the correct rate and why was there a difference.

  • Shepherdsville working on plan to map zoning areas

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council wants to avoid future situations in which residents may feel they are in the Twilight Zone.

                The city is in need of an updated Shepherdsville zoning map, and the first steps have been taken toward the upgrades.

                City attorney Joe Wantland said the Bullitt County Attorney's Office required each legislative body within the county to maintain its own zoning maps.

  • BEDS ARE GONE: KentuckyOne will return CON to state

     HILLVIEW -- In 2008, officials with Jewish Hospital had every intention on utilizing the 60 beds it had secured through the state’s certificate of need process.

    It is not an easy process to apply and to receive approval for hospital beds.

    At the end of that process, Jewish Hospital, which is now part of KentuckyOne Health, received approval to open a hospital facility in Hillview.

    That was met with much excitement from residents in the largest county in Kentucky without its own hospital.

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  • County asking cities to reconsider insurance tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The new Bullitt Fiscal Court hopes to play nice with the leaders of the county’s eight municipalities.

    In Shepherdsville, that camaraderie may come 1 percent at a time.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell recently address the Shepherdsville City Council, asking the members to reconsider a decision to take all of the insurance tax collected in the city, rather than sharing it with Fiscal Court.

  • Mediation sets up way to extinguish fire battles

     CLERMONT -- A slight bump in the road appears to be solved, with a settlement between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department possible within the next five months.

    The parties met with retired judge Stephen Ryan in a mediation session last week.

    During the discussions, attorneys for both parties said that steps were outlined to finally get the disputes of the past six months settled.

  • Agency helps find jobs

    LOUISVILLE--Community Services Project recently joined the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce. The nonprofit helps people with severe disabilities find jobs.

    “Our mission is to provide competitive fulfilling employment opportunities for persons with disabilities including veterans, youth in transition and the homeless,” said CEO executive director Mary O'Bryan.

  • Medica owner decides time right to retire; customers now part of Rite-Aid franchise

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twenty years ago, Leon Claywell felt there was a need for an independently-owned pharmacy in Shepherdsville.

    Now, 20 years after opening Medica (originally called The Medicine Shoppe), Claywell still believes that there is a need for those independently-owned operations.

    But as Claywell is not as young as he was when the store opened near the railroad tracks on Highway 44 East, he knows the time has come to retire.

  • Shepherdsville Wal-Mart open for business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The much anticipated opening of the Wal-mart in Shepherdsville is finally here.

  • Council considers shifting meeting nights

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - For many years the Shepherdsville City Council has met regularly on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

                Council member Dana Bischoff-James suggested the city move the date.

                James suggested considering a new day and meeting time, offering a potential move to Tuesdays and an earlier start of 6 p.m., rather than the current 6:30.