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  • Vandalism leads to discussion on curfew in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After continuous destruction of city property over the past few months, the local leaders have agreed that something needs to be done.

    Mount Washington councilmember Greg Gentry brought up the idea of revisiting the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance in December after a group of teenagers were suspected to be the ones responsible for tearing down some of the city plaza Christmas lights.

  • New bank continues community focus

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dan Cline has been in the community for years.

    He’s seen the work done by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County for the community over that time.

    And when he had an opportunity to join up with the financial institution that purchased The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County in early 2014, Cline wanted to know one thing -- would it remain a strong community supporter?

    Satisfied with what he heard, Cline is now the market manager for the five First Harrison Bank branches which have been operating in the county since early December.

  • Sanitation chairman pleased with work in 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The past year has been a busy one for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    But chairman Chuck Callahan believes it was a very successful one for the agency.

    The project that drew the most attention was the failure of the privately-owned Hunters Hollow treatment facility.

    While the actual failure of the plant occurred in March 2014, it wasn’t until the fall of the next year that the sanitation district became the proud operator of the facility.

  • Options for 480?: Developer warns interchange may take time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Jesse Flynn said he is not opposed to the city of Shepherdsville working to get an interchange on Interstate 65 just south of the current Cedar Grove Road exit.

    However, with his experience in working with highway projects, Flynn warned against any expectations that the work would be done quickly.

  • Over $4 million saved through energy program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --Since Bullitt County Public Schools became part of a pilot energy management program in 2006, a total of $4,215,754 has been saved in utility bills.

    Every dollar of that amount has been reinvested in education for students.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph said employee help with everyday energy saving action and things like shutdowns over extended breaks make a huge difference.

  • City looks to push for businesses to pledge to clean up properties

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Originally, the property at the corner of West Blue Lick Road and North Buckman Street was used for a car wash, storage units and a quick-change oil facility.

    Over the years, that usage has changed and there is a call for improvements.

    The Rev. Billy Jenkins, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, said the next-door business has become an eyesore.

    He told city officials that he was concerned about the number of vehicles stored on the property, as well as the car parts laying around and the general appearance.

  • City approves collective bargaining option; officers will decide interest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the talks were a bit murky about the difference between a union and a collective bargaining member, Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-1 to accept a negotiating agreement with the police department.

    Two question arose before the council elected to accept the collective bargaining agreement.

    First, the length of the contract was in dispute.

    Second, the actual difference between a collective bargaining unit and a union seemed to be a  bit gray.

  • Fox Chase City helps Operation Santa program

     The Fox Chase City Council decided to help the city of Hillview play Santa Claus this holiday season.

    The council approved a request by mayor Owen Taylor to present a $200 check to the Hillview Recreation Department toward its annual Operation Santa program.

    Terry Bohannon, recreation director and Operation Santa coordinator, was in attendance at the Fox Chase December meeting to receive the check.

    “Pound for pound, (Bohannon) does more to help people than anyone in Bullitt County,” Taylor said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 10, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • DISPUTED DEFICIT: Sheriff doesn’t agree with auditor

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In one of his final rounds of audits before leaving office, Adam Edelen released the financial examination for Bullitt County Sheriff David Greenwell.

    And the number one issue revolved around a familiar topic -- the deficit Greenwell’s office owes the state of Kentucky.

    When Greenwell took office in 2011, Bullitt County’s population numbers triggered a new way of running the offices of sheriff and county clerk.