• County tax rate to stay same for coming year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxpayers will not see an increase in their tax rates when bills are sent out within the next month.

    But the county will have an opportunity to reap a little more revenue despite the flat rates.

    By a vote of 3-1, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved tax rates for 2015.

    Magistrates Dennis Mitchell, Gary Lawson and Joe Laswell voted in favor of leaving tax rates the same.

    County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts voted against the motion.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill was not present.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s September 2015 Hot Topics


    1.    Beware of Ashley Madison-related phishing scams. The most recent offers a link to the "Ashley Madison Client List," but instead infects the user’s computer with banking malware, or locks up files until the user pays the scammer “to get it fixed.”

  • MW Lions presents $50,000 to city for parks project

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Thanks to a check from the Mount Washington Lions Club, the city park is about to get a lot more family friendly.

    The Lions Club gave a $50,500 check to the city of Mount Washington to renovate the park located behind Mount Washington Elementary School.

    Renovations include a fenced in play area for children under 5, a padded floor to prevent injuries and new play equipment to replace the existed current rusted equipment. The park will also become handicap accessible for children of all ages.

  • Fox Chase continues study of validity of past ordinances

     FOX CHASE - City ordinances were the main focal point of the Fox Chase August council meeting.

    Mayor Owen Taylor credited council members Sandy Higgins and David Selby for reviewing city ordinances to determine if any were now defunct, or if some could be combined into one ordinance.

    According to Selby, most of the ordinances appeared viable. He mentioned the city’s website displayed some older budget ordinances that could be removed to avoid confusion.

  • County looks at long-term plan to replace HVAC units at jail

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 14 years of housing inmates, the Bullitt County Detention Center is showing its age.

    First, the county is trying to locate the cause of mold, which is growing in three rooms.

    Second, the 17 air conditioning units atop the jail are showing their age.

    Jailer Martha Knox presented a bid on replacing a couple of the units.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill said the county’s administrative code calls for three bids to be secured on anything over $500.

  • Community asked to help locate drainage problems in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Clark had pictures.

    Ron Hockenbury had made a phone call which hadn’t been returned.

    When the topic of tackling the drainage issues in Shepherdsville was brought up, both men had situations they felt needed addressing.

    In the initial stages of formulating a game plan on handling those draining issues, Clark brought pictures of his problem off Stevens Drive near Cedar Grove Road.

    Hockenbury talked about his issues on Beechwood Avenue in The Pointe Subdivision which had not been addressed.

  • 180 Counseling can give patients complete turnaround in their life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Bullitt County business looks to be a Good Samaritan and offer customers a complete 180-degree life turnaround.

    180 Counseling Services offers assistance to sufferers of drug and alcohol abuse. The recently-renamed company was formerly known as Trunnell and Associates.

    Brian Anthony is a certified state and international drug and alcohol counselor, who said 180 offered more than just court-ordered DUI programs.

  • Road to bring more jobs to Shepherdsville, county moving quickly

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work is moving quickly to begin a pair of major road projects off Cedar Grove Road.

    The Shepherdsville City Council, which has committed to spend up to $3.8 million on the project, got an update on the fast-tracked transportation and economic development plan.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, the request for proposal on engineering and design work has been advertised with bids being considered.

  • County to get rid of mold; look for its source in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While county officials look for the root of the problem, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to spend up to $4,000 to get rid of mold growing in portions of the detention center.

    Jailer Martha Knox reported the mold problem about a month ago to county officials.

    Since that time, bids have been received.

    The mold is in the large room used for video arraignments and in the GED room.

    Both are critical to the operation of the facility, said Knox.

  • Business provides old-time care for vehicles

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - A vehicle restoration shop is looking to bring “Mayberry-worthy” service back to Mount Washington.

    American Classics Rod and Restorations owner Chris Shaw wanted to create an environment where car owners could trust his work.

    “It used to be that you’d go to a gas station and they would check your oil, wash your windows and call you by name,” Shaw said. “It’s the same thing here.”