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  • Carryover or no carryover: that is the city’s issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How often does a budget get more discussion after it was passed than during the process?

    In the city of Shepherdsville, town leaders engaged in a discussion recently about whether the new annual budgets should include any carryover amount.

    “That’s wrong,” city attorney Walter Sholar said when he learned that the 2017-18 Shepherdsville budget contained a carryover amount of $0.

  • ‘Trash’ talk to begin again on ordinance, bids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council shall give an opportunity to rebid on the city’s trash collection contract to all companies.

    A special meeting was held Wednesday to select which company would become the city’s next collection provider. However, the council unanimously rejected all bids due to a glitch in the process.

    Council members determined to throw out three bids received due to a technicality in the city’s new ordinance pertaining to trash collection requirement for customers with delinquent bill payments.

  • BBB: Phony Landlords Rent Too-Good-to-Be-True Apartments

      Looking for an apartment? Watch out for this con using the Airbnb name. Phony landlords post photos of too-good-to-be-true rentals and claim the property will be managed by Airbnb. In reality, both the property and the relationship with Airbnb are fake.

    How the Scam Works

  • MW buys vacant building in its business park

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— One important portion of the Mount Washington Community Park is officially ahead of schedule thanks to a recent purchase made by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The council motioned to approve the $600,000 purchase of a building located at 131 Gardiner Court. United Construction previously used the building.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, the building will be used as the park’s operations and management building in lieu of having to build their own.

  • Job Fair Thursday set for Shep. City Hall

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Looking for a job?

    Are you looking to find a job that can lead to a career?

    Do you have friends who are looking for a job?

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and The Pioneer News have combined to provide opportunities for anyone who may have answered “yes” to any of the above questions.

    The first annual Bullitt County Employment Expo will be held at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway this Thursday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Forensic audit team reveals no revelations during update

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Within the next month or so, city officials might have a document outlining any concerns found in a more in-depth audit of the city of Shepherdsville.

    Not calling it a forensic audit, Jonathan Eade, of the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly, said that the study of financial records from the fiscal year of 2015-16 was more of a look at the procedures used by the city of Shepherdsville.

    Areas of particular concern of the committee members appointed were the proper use of procedures.

  • New Fairfield Inn to replace old Fairfield as hotel in Hillview

     HILLVIEW — When reading the docket of cases for the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission and the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments, both read that Fairfield Inn would be seeking approvals at the August meetings.

    But, there’s already a Fairfield Inn in Hillview at the Brooks interchange.

    Yes, that is true.

    But, with the completion of a new hotel, the current Fairfield Inn will have a new name.

  • Pioneer Village closer to giving golf carts on-street privileges

      PIONEER VILLAGES - Golf cart owners in Pioneer Village are now worried about hitting 18 holes in the city’s roadway system.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a proposed ordinance to allow the use of golf carts on city streets.

    Edison presented a general copy of an ordinance to allow the city council members an opportunity to suggest changes or concerns.

    Council member Peggy Druin said important rules should include age restrictions of drivers, and rules against altering a cart to travel at higher speeds.

  • Request made to extend time to sell alcohol in county seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For a small business owner, losing a potential revenue stream of $31,000 is a tough pill to swallow.

    But that is what Tom Chamberlain, owner of Lights Out Bar and Grill, estimates he has lost due to the current selling hours for alcohol.

    The current alcohol sales stop at midnight on Friday and Saturday and start at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Don’t be blinded by an eclipse scam

     The solar eclipse is now just days away, and BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is reminding consumers to think smart while preparing for this event. While this is an exciting time, scammers may try to take advantage of the situation.