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  • Nasty Gal bankruptcy closes local site

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is rare that one of the distribution companies which located in Bullitt County decides to leave.

    However, online retailer Nasty Gal looks to be shutting its door in the Cedar Grove Business Park by the end of April.

    John Snider, executive director for the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, confirmed that the fashion retailer was closing.

  • Familiar Face Back in Sheriff’s Seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had a long list of individuals who were interested in serving the next 21 months as sheriff.

    In the end, Roberts looked to an individual with over 34 years in law enforcement.

    Donnie Tinnell, who served four years as sheriff, will fill out the final two years of David Greenwell’s term.

    Greenwell retired on Tuesday and Tinnell was appointed by Roberts to complete the term.

  • MW makes investment to bring new business to community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although it’s not new in other parts of the state, Bullitt County has its first city to double as a landlord.

    The Mount Washington Family Diner and Ice Cream restaurant, located at 1150 North Bardstown Road in Mount Washington officially opened for business on Feb. 7. Its landlord is the city of Mount Washington.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, he heard repeatedly from people in town and online that there was a lack of places to sit and have a family meal, outside of fast food and pizza.

  • Johnson pushes for industrial hemp bills in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has filed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at expanding Industrial Hemp production across the Commonwealth.

    Both House Resolution 63 and House Bill 448 seek to accomplish this goal. 

    HR 63 would urge the U.S. Congress to redefine industrial hemp, allowing the product to contain up to one percent delta-nine THC. 

    Currently, hemp is defined as having a THC level of .3 percent, on a dry weight basis. 

  • EDA sets goals for agency, itself

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In order to excel, it is important to know your goals.

    And, it is also important to know the expectations for the members of the organization.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Agency recently went on a retreat to discuss two key issues — the role of the board member and the role of the entity.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County EDA, said it was a valuable opportunity to sit down and have the members express their thoughts.

  • Short Retirement: McCubbin quickly decides working better than life being retired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He loved going to Florida three times in the past eight months.

    He loved spending time with the grandchildren.

    And he loved being away from the 24/7 stress and strain of running a law enforcement agency.

    But, eight months after he resigned from the Bardstown Police Department as its chief, Rick McCubbin knew that he was too young to retire.

    “This is my passion. This is my life,” McCubbin said of his love for law enforcement. “It’s a calling.”

  • MW to put guidelines on building along Main

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A rebuilding after a fire won’t stop the work the city is putting into fixing up the community.

    At least, that’s the example Mayor Barry Armstrong said.

    A new ordinance provides guidelines for future buildings along both sides of the Main Street corridor, beginning near Dooley Drive and going north on North Bardstown Road until the end of Snapp Street.

    The 21-page ordinance covers areas from outdoor lighting, landscaping and parking layouts to entrance designs and building façade.

  • Fire groups closer than ever to contract

     CLERMONT — In the past, the sizzle of the conversation between members of two groups working for the people of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District was pretty explosive.

    But, on this particular Saturday, that sizzle in the kitchen of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department came from the bacon and not the banter.

    After about two hours of discussion, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board and the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Board were shaking hands and checking out if there were any leftovers in the kitchen.

  • Legislators say cut in judicial seats will not happen

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In December, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. announced a plan for realignment of district and circuit judges in the state.

    The plan was just that — a plan.

    And that plan must be approved by the General Assembly. Any changes would not go into effect until 2022.

    But the legislative contingency in Bullitt County said they would not approve any loss of judicial seats locally.

  • Hunters Hollow continues to discuss its biggest issue -- sewer service

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - With one back-up out of the way, the Hunters Hollow City Commission waits on another to clear city sewage issues.

    The fears of city residents were eased when water was still available after the Jan. 1 receivership deadline ended for the Bullitt County Sanitation District to handle the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.

    City attorney Mark Edison said BCSD remained in charge of the plant and would continue to handle those duties until the Kentucky Public Service Commission held a hearing and made a ruling.