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  • Lowe’s grant helps Overdale upgrade its playground

     HILLVIEW - Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5 000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Overdale Elementary School in Hillview for renovation of their school playground.

    Overdale Elementary is one of more than 580 schools cross the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

    Old wooden mulch was removed, and colorful new rubber mulch was installed in the playground. The project was completed in July 2013.

  • Hebron Estates looks to alleviate school traffic woes

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School drivers will leave school and head home along E. Hebron Lane to Preston Highway, courtesy of the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    PVPD chief D.J. Reynolds discussed traffic issues with the Hebron Estates City Commission at its September business meeting (PVPD is under contract with the city to patrol city streets).

    Reynolds said North Bullitt students were leaving school via E. Hebron, heading eastbound and cutting through the back end of the city, accessing the intersection of Preston and Burkland Blvd.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2013

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

    1.    Beware of Rental Scams. Renters who are looking for a house to lease are getting scammed by someone who poses as an “owner.” The place is in a great place, for a great price. The ad looks legitimate and is often copied from a real ad. The “owner” is out of town and wants a security deposit, wired. The renter is out the money, and has no place to live.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Affordable Care Act Scams

     Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  The open enrollment period begins today, October 1, and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

    BBB warns, beware of fake websites, fancy mailers, robo-calls, and scam artists calling you, asking for personal information.

    BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky prescribes the following:

  • Mount Washington latest to deal with changing of signs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Here’s your sign: take it down. 

    The Mount Washington City Council continued with their discussion about what to do about the federal sign mandate that is approaching.

    During the mayor’s report, Joetta Calhoun told the council they still needed to put a plan together but other deadlines have been eradicated and they are to proceed as resources allow.

    The federal mandates require government entities to replace existing street signs with highly reflective signage.

  • Lowe's honors heroes for 9/11

     On 9/11, it gave new meaning to “home” land security.

    The Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Shepherdsville hosted a free cookout lunch for all Bullitt County police, fire and emergency crews.

    Store manager Kerry Self said Lowe’s employees wanted to recognize the local heroes for their everyday services.

    “Our employees are connected with this community,” said Self. “They decided to invite them in for lunch.”

  • Subway opens new Hillview location

     HILLVIEW - Eating fresh has become a little more convenient for Hillview residents.

    Subway Restaurant in Hillview officially dedicated their new location at 151 Brenton Way of E. Blue Lick and John Harper Highway, at the site of the former Arby’s Restaurant.

    Co-owners Bhavna and Ishwer Patel, and brother-in-law Naresh Rama, relocated from their original home of seven years inside Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

  • Wine will now be sold on Sundays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You will soon be able to visit your local small farm winery and be able to have a drink on Sundays.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to allow Sunday sales of wine and beer at small farm wineries.

    Currently, the wineries are able to sell bottled wine and provide a limited number of samples on Sundays.

    Under the new ordinance, those which are certified as small farm wineries will be able to sell their product by the drink on Sundays, as well as beer.

  • Hillview tax hike for inventory could hurt, says business owner

     HILLVIEW - Carl Payne has been in business for over 50 years.

    He is currently in the middle of a major project which includes the construction of a $2.3 million building off Old Preston Highway.

    And, now, he will be faced with an inventory tax which was raised by the Hillview City Council.

    During its September meeting, the council opted to raise a couple of its tax rates.

    For real property, the current rate of 11.63 cents per $100 of assessed property would go to 11.681 cents.

  • Land-use plan nears completion; public invited to give input

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process of developing a new comprehensive land-use plan is getting close to the final stages.

    One of the final public meetings is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. in the courthouse.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry is expected to have more details on the actual land-use proposals during this meeting.

    After years of attempting to revamp its land-use plan, which is required by law, the county hired a consultant, who is leading the process.

    During the past meeting, environmental issues dominated the conversation.