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  • Mayor has to break tie on budget changes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It took a vote by the mayor to approve the amended general fund budget for the city of Shepherdsville.

    Amending the budget just five months after the original financial plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year was approved, Shepherdsville officials have spent the past several meetings talking about changes.

    But, even after a special meeting was held, half of the council was in support of the proposed budget and the other half was opposed.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke the tie in favor of the amended budget.

  • Hillview settles old lawsuit on weapons ordinance

     HILLVIEW — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit dating back to 2013 over a concealed carry ordinance adopted over 20 years ago in the city of Hillview.

    The Hillview City Council recently approved a settlement of $9,250 for attorney fees for the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.

    In the 2013 lawsuit, the city was alleged to not take proper actions to repeal its 1996 ordinance preventing people from carrying a concealed firearm or other deadly weapon on any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the city.

  • Hunters Hollow looks for sign locations

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Not everyone in Hunters Hollow is as welcoming as the city commission.

    In recent months the commission has looked at placing welcome signs at the city’s two primary entrances along Hillview Boulevard, at Angelina Drive and Balboa Court.

    The signs would be made with brick and placed along the easements. However, the commission was seeking approval from various landowners to place signs on their properties, though still within the city easements.

  • Politicians will have more days for signage

      HILLVIEW — The city of Hillview now has new regulations on signage.

    However, it might take a masters degree to understand it.

    While not that complicated, those wishing to place new signage in the city of Hillview will need to make sure all the permits and applications are secured.

    Or you could face a fine.

    The Hillview City Council voted 6-0 to approve the revised ordinance.

    For those running for elected office, it will mean you have a few more days to post your signs.

  • Early gift may be over 550 new jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An early Christmas present for the city of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County and the Louisville metro area was opened on Thursday.

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced that New Flyer of America Inc. will bring up to 550 new jobs to Shepherdsville.

    An investment of $40 million will be made by the manufacturer of transit buses and motor coaches.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval for $8.5 million in tax incentives during a special meeting on Thursday.

  • Fox Chase very happy with service; awards garbage contract to Rumpke

     FOX CHASE - One thing the Fox Chase City Council agreed on was that residents were happy with trash collection services.

    Despite the fact that the current collection agency, Rumpke, was the only company to enter a bid for the city’s services, the council unanimously agreed to a new contract.

    Rumpke’s bid included a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year. The contract includes weekly collection service and providing a 95-gallon container for each of the 176 residences.

  • Major residential development possible for ‘sod farm’

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Another residential development could be in the works within the city of Mount Washington.

    A rezoning request was presented to the city council for the 229.45 acres, owned by Larry and Carolyn Helm, located at 12462 Highway 44 East, 343 Waterford Road and a parcel along Highway 44 East.

  • MW council overturns P&Z; rezones Bells Mill tract

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Land on the corner of Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 could some day be the home of commercial development.

    The Mount Washington City Council approved the change at the last council meeting, unanimously voting to reject the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s unfavorable recommendation of rezoning of the land from Agriculture to B-2 Business.

    Owner A.C. (Happy) Cahoe requested the zoning change.

  • Over 500 acres may be opened up for new industry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If light industrial customers are looking for a place to relocate, the Shepherdsville City Council just opened up over 530 acres for development.

    The council unanimously voted to rezone 532 acres from Agricultural to Light Industrial around the future interchange on Interstate 65.

    The property could not be developed — other than site work preparing for infrastructure — until bids are let on the interchange, which is just south of the current Exit 116 at Cedar Grove Road.

  • City to have four trash bids to consider

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four bidders hope to gain the sanitation business over the next four years in the city of Shepherdsville.

    And this comes even though the current carrier has filed a lawsuit against the city due to over $150,000 being owed in delinquent payments.

    Shepherdsville City Council members did not make any decision after bids were opened from the four companies.

    A major change made by the city a couple of months ago may have given the current bidders reason to consider providing service.