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  • Hunters Hollow still dealing with questions over sewer system

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Like the annoying sewer smell on a hot summer day, or the constant threat of another plant failure and backflow, a potential surcharge for Hunters Hollow residents continues to linger.

    City attorney Mark Edison updated the Hunters Hollow City Commission on two companies attempting to receive reimbursement for monies lost while assisting Bullitt Utilities with the city’s former sewage treatment plant.

  • Signage to promote city headed to LJ

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission Department had just three words for the city of Lebanon Junction last month: Here’s your sign.

    Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield and Bullitt County tourist director Troy Beam met recently to discuss the transfer of the LED sign from tourism’s hands to the city’s.

  • Fox Chase officials look at whether work needed on city streets this year

     FOX CHASE— It never hurts to be prepared.

    Council member Lois Whitis mentioned the roughness of some of the roads in the city of Fox Chase, stating she felt it would be wise to begin a rotation on repairs to prevent one massive project in a few years.

    She said her husband walks Sussex Drive daily and that he has noticed where it’s starting to break apart.

    Not everyone agreed, though.

    According to councilman Mike Higgins, Mayor Owen Taylor met with Mago Construction last July and was advised the roads looked okay.

  • Residents looking for ways to slow down motorists in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- A child was struck by a vehicle on Erin Circle in Mount Washington on Saturday, March 26.

    According to the police report, witnesses say the child was running while being yelled at to stop. The boy ran into the middle of the street, stopped and was struck by the oncoming vehicle.

    The boy’s aunt, Shelly Fields, spoke at the Mount Washington City Council meeting to discuss ways to prevent further accidents from occurring in the area.

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  • MW wants to get control of signs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Sometimes you just need a sign and, for the city of Mount Washington, Homearama was the sign that it needed to clean up its signs.

    According to Community Planning and Development Director Lori Puchino, the city has a lot of work to do in preparation of the estimated 15,000 visitors expected to come through town this July.

  • Rental units in Hillview may have to be inspected

     HILLVIEW -- Over the past few years, the number of homes which have fallen into foreclosure has risen.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens is concerned that many are being purchased and then rented out.

    His bigger concern is that the homes that are rented out do not currently require any inspections.

    “I’m concerned that these rental homes are not being maintained,” said Eadens.

    The topic arose at one of the recent caucus meetings hosted by the Hillview City Council.

  • Hebron Estates looks to branch out, considers pair of rezoning requests

    HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s smallest municipalities is experiencing a growth spurt featuring many changes.

    A recent Hebron Estates City Commission meeting involved two rezoning, an annexation, and discussion of traffic flow in part due to the new Highway 61.

    The commission approved a rezoning request of two acres owned by Corbett Construction Co., Inc., from R-3 Residential to I-L Light Industrial.

  • Economic development recap impressive

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An issue involving the county sheriff’s office was settled at the previous meeting.

    And an issue involving a new roadway was settled by Shepherdsville officials just minutes prior to the most recent Fiscal Court meeting.

    With the negativity behind them, Bullitt Fiscal Court members delighted in good news provided by Economic Development director John Snider.

    “It’s been one of the most exciting years in Bullitt County history,” Snider said as he began his annual report.

  • Directional signs to be posted near courthouse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the sheriff’s office debt situation settled, it was time for other county agencies to begin suggesting items for inclusion to the 2016-17 fiscal year budget.

    Various department heads discussed potential budget items at a recent Fiscal Court meeting.

    Road Department director Hyte Rouse suggested budgeting for a new building to house equipment and protect it from the elements.

    “Our equipment has lots of electronics now, and we need the weather protection,” he said.