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  • 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.

  • Permit not needed for Yorkshire business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An anticipated controversial conditional-use application was anything but that on Thursday.

    With the applicant, Stephen and Sarah Smith, having operated over 11 years on property off Yorkshire Boulevard, the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments ruled that no conditional-use permit was required.

    Smith operates a concrete business were trucks and materials are stored.

    Martin Whelan, a neighbor, complained to Bullitt Fiscal Court about the business operating in a residential area.

  • Beam hopes to add 9-10 warehouses in Bullitt

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- A major expansion of its bourbon aging warehouses is planned by Jim Beam Brands nears its Booker Noe facility in Boston.

    The final piece of that puzzle will be determined over the next month by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The 236-acre tract owned by Donald Samuels is seeking a zoning change from Conservation to Light Industrial. The Bullitt County Joint Planning commission gave a favorable recommendation, with fiscal court to make the final decision.

  • Energy plan helps Hillview new business recoup costs

     HILLVIEW —- As a company begins the construction of two large distribution warehouses, officials are also looking for a way to recoup some of its investment.

    But before the company can see a return on its investment, the Hillview City Council had to do a little paperwork.

    At a special meeting, the council approveda resolution allowing an Energy Project Assessment District.

    Matt Williams said that construction has begun on one of the two large distribution facilities sitting off East Blue Lick Road.

  • Hunters Hollow still looking for answers on sewer district

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Like the Rolling Stones, the Hunters Hollow City Commission just can’t seem to get any satisfaction.

    Mayor Linda Parker inquired about updates to the ongoing situation involving potential surcharge rates to city residents due to a blown sewage treatment plant, followed by the sequential service takeover by the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    City attorney Mark Edison said nothing else can happen until there was a decision made by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

  • Fiscal Court won’t fight MW’s plans for permits

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Unless a project has started the permit process under the county’s watch, Mount Washington officials will now be in total control of construction.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court recently voted to not conduct any inspections through its code enforcement office if the work is located inside the city limits.

    The city of Mount Washington sent a letter to the county stating that it would be doing all building inspections as of July 28, 2017.