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  • LJ employees to see hike in their pay for fiscal year

    LEBANON JUNCTION— After five years, Lebanon Junction city employees will get a little extra something in their wallets.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield suggested a 50-cent raise for all city employees, which comes to $1,040 additional each year. Dangerfield confirmed the money was already in the budget, he just wanted the council’s agreement on the long-awaited increase.

    Dangerfield also asked the council to consider raising the cap on the police chief’s salary. The raise would be on the ordinance, not the chief’s paycheck. 

  • Just a minute: Council takes time in giving OK to different look to minutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What is the value in having recorded minutes from governmental meetings?

    They document actions taken by that governmental body.

    But what if you are an elected official who has become accustomed to getting minutes to approve, and those minutes were basically word for word of what happened at the previous meeting, and what you received was not what you expected?

    You would raise a question?

  • Lebanon Junction council agrees to small increase in center rental fee

     LEBANON JUNCTION— No one ever willingly wants to raise prices, but sometimes it’s just what the budget calls for.

    After a meeting with the bookkeeper to look over the budget in April, Mayor Larry Dangerfield said everything looks good for the most part.

    One concern he had was the community center and lot the city purchased in January for $56,000 after previously renting the building from Publisher’s Printing for $1 a year.

    The current rental rate for the building is a $50 rental fee plus a $50 refundable deposit.

  • County receives ADF grant for new med cars

     FRANKFORT – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant of $6,158.25 to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, designated toward the Med Car Purchase Project. 

    Grant funds will assist the county in the purchase of two vehicles for emergency medical services.

  • Dispatchers now part of sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The transition of employees at Bullitt County Central Dispatch to a new boss is now complete.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved a separation agreement with its employees who worked at central dispatch.

    Earlier this year, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was given the management duties for the emergency dispatch service.

    Now, the employees are officially part of the sheriff’s office and will follow sheriff Donnie Tinnell’s policies and procedures.

  • County staff gets varied raises in new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In what might come as a shock to most, the 2017-18 Bullitt County fiscal budget was approved without a word being spoken.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to approve the new budget.

    With the exception of praise to those involved in the budget process, nothing was said.

    However, in peeling back the budget document, a few things were different than publicly discussed during its presentation in May.

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  • Fox Chase members pose budget questions

     FOX CHASE - A  council meeting can still take place without a mayor present, but not having the mayor available to answer questions led to a couple of concerns and a split vote to approve the city’s budget.

    Mayor Owen Taylor missed the the Fox Chase City Council’s meeting after hurting his back while volunteering at the Bullitt County Fair. Council member Mike Higgins was selected to run the meeting.

  • SERVPRO opens office in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Nobody wants to remember when a disaster strikes. Thanks to SERVPRO of Bullitt and Northern Nelson Counties, nobody has to. 

    SERVOPRO is a company dedicated to fire, water and mold clean up and restoration.

    “Our main niche is building back when someone has a disaster,” owner Ross Schitter said. “We put it back like it never happened.”

    The company also works in construction and kitchen and bathroom remodels.

  • Council set to borrow up to $3M for road improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With plans announced already for three new restaurants and talk of several hotels coming to an already crowded area, Shepherdsville officials are looking to make some road changes.

    However, to make improvements on Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Keystone Crossroads, the city might need to borrow a little money.

    A $3 million bond issue was on the agenda but council members want some changes to be made first.