• Pioneer Village welcomes new councilman, new P&Z member

      PIONEER VILLAGE - Pioneer Village will gain a city council member they already had, while not exactly losing the one that is stepping down.

    Former council member Denver Matthews was sworn in as one of the six members representing the city beginning in January.

    Matthews joins five returning members, replacing Tony Thompson, who ran for the county judge/executive’s office.

    Meanwhile, Thompson was unanimously approved by the council to become the city’s representative on the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Board.

  • City tables decision on lowering tax on workers

       SHEPHERDSVILLE - For now, the occupational tax rate in Shepherdsville remains the same.

    By a split vote, the Shepherdsville City Council tabled the first reading of an ordinance to repeal the rate, two weeks after a split vote during a special meeting approved keeping the current rate.

    The rate in question, set at 1.5 percent, was first approved by the council in 2011 as a way to help tackle a $5 million dollar city debt. The rate was raised from 1 percent.

  • Golden arches get new look

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Golden Arches are once again open to Shepherdsville residents, this time with a more modern feel.

    The newly-remodeled restaurant location on Highway 44 in Shepherdsville hosted a grand re-opening for the community.

    Patrons received free McCafe coffee and $1.99 Happy Meals, along with an opportunity to win a free Big Mac every week for a year.

  • Greenwell resigns; Bill of Rights for firefighters gets OK by trustees

     CLERMONT - Unlike the previous meeting, the atmosphere was a bit more civilized Monday for the Southeast Bullitt Fire board of trustees.

    However, that doesn’t mean there were any more answers presented to those in the packed audience.

    One member not participating in the proceedings was Buddy Greenwell.

    Before the meeting, Greenwell said he was resigning from the board.

    Having been a friend of embattled fire chief Julius Hatfield for years, Greenwell said he has loyalty to the man targeted in a series of investigations.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2015

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s January 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    BBB is calling the IRS scams an “epidemic.” A BBB employee received a call from someone representing themselves as the IRS, saying they have been trying to reach her, and that this is her final notice before a lawsuit is filed. The scammer wanted payment immediately. 

  • Your Community Bank merger with First Federal now effective

     NEW ALBANY, IND. - The signs outside of First Federal Savings Bank facilities in Bullitt and other counties have been changed.

    Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc., the holding company for Your Community Bank and Scott County State Bank, has announced that is had successfully completed the acquisition of First Financial Service Corp.

  • Southeast board takes accountability actions

     CLERMONT - David Blakeman said it was very important to make sure the taxpayers know where their money is being spent.

    As interim chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees, Blakeman has that as his mission.

    At a special meeting Friday, the board took several steps to get control over something they didn’t have before -- the finances of the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department.

  • LIGHTS, CAMERAS, NO ACTION...Court listens to fire concerns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For those who attended the Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday looking for some answers, they probably left a little disappointed.

    While there were comments and concerns addressed about the status of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District, there were no decisions to be found.

    The meeting was the first since fire chief Julius Hatfield withdrew his Dec. 4 resignation from the Southeast Bullitt board of trustees.

  • CONFLICTING SIGNS: MW Council thinks twice; decides to keep sign laws

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Recent discussion about a new proposed sign ordinance has left many confused.

    The Mount Washington City Council had a second reading of a sign ordinance which would overhaul the current one and eliminate items such as signs being hung on utility poles and require people to obtain a permit for yard or garage sale signs. 

    Another element which would affect a lot of businesses is signs with moveable type or flashing arrow signs will only be allowed to be displayed 30 days a year.

  • Regional sewer proposal nears final stages

     LOUISVILLE - Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville.

    The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options…and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies who are part of the work group.