• State study shows more jail staff is feasible

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question.

    Unbeknownst to jailer Martha Knox, Bullitt Fiscal Court requested the state Department of Corrections to do a staffing analysis of the detention center.

    That report was completed and it was not something fiscal court was looking to see.

    Currently, 44 full-time employees are at the detention center, as well as another 10 part-time workers.

  • City believes deal can be struck for use of park area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No formal document is in place but two agencies who are looking for space at the Frank E. Simon Park are “playing nice.”

    Through the end of the year, Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis said that the Bullitt County YMCA and the Shepherdsville Titans have been working to figure out how to use the existing facilities.

    A preliminary map was presented at a meeting with the two groups, said Ellis.

  • Homearama will make first stop in Bullitt in July

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A crown jewel in the local housing industry will make its home in Bullitt County for a couple weeks next July.

    Homearama is a yearly event put on by the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA). Homes are built and presented to the community.

    Each year, a neighborhood is chosen as the building site for the two-week event. Builders typically spend 7-8 months building the home before it is professionally staged and open to anyone who buys a ticket.

  • Hillview considers adding second meeting each month

    HILLVIEW - Occasionally the Hillview City Council hosts public meetings that last a little too long.

    To ease the issue, the council is considering adding a second gathering each month to discuss city business.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the idea came from the Kentucky League of Cities forum attended by himself, council member David Conn and city clerk Karen Gathof.

    Currently only Mount Washington and Shepherdsville host two monthly meetings.

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  • Governor announces auto supplier, jobs to Louisville

     FRANKFORT – Grupo Antolin, one of the largest global manufacturers of interior components for the automotive industry, will locate two facilities in Louisville, creating 200 jobs through a more than $13.7 million investment, Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

  • Could Shepherdsville go non-partisan?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The city of Shepherdsville is an oddity. At least, when it comes to its elections.

    Of the eight municipalities in Bullitt County, Shepherdsville is the only one with a partisan election in the primary.

    Councilmember Bernie Brown isn’t sure that it might not be the time to change that.

    During a recent council meeting, Brown asked his fellow town board members to think about the possibility of going to a non-partisan election.

    He was also looking for input from the community.

  • New road may not fix woes along MW street

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A new road will encourage drivers to bypass the traffic-filled East Lakeview Drive.

    The unnamed road is set to connect Flatlick Road with Landis Lane, serving as the entrance to the new sports complex.

    However, the Mount Washington City Council members quickly learned that everyone was not in favor.

    The state recently approved the city’s request to make the Flatlick, Wales Run Road and the unnamed road a four-way stop.

  • Shack in the Back BBQ to be one of those part of new restaurant book

     Author Gary P. West has included a local business in his latest book, Road Trip Eats: 101 Ya Gotta Eat Here Places Across Kentucky.

    Shack in the Back BBQ, which has a restaurant in Fairdale, is one of the destination placed listed in West’s new book, published by Acclaim Press.

    West will be at the restaurant on Mount Holly Road in Fairdale on Friday, Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m. He will be there to sign copies of the book.

    All are invited.

    The restaurant is owned by Barbara and Mike Sivells.

  • What’s solution to delinquent trash bills?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With over $140,000 being owed in delinquent garbage bills, Eco-Tech and the city of Shepherdsville are looking for a solution.

    Tim Myers and other representatives of Eco-Tech talked with members of the Shepherdsville City Council recently.

    The goal is to find a way for the waste hauler to get payment and for the city residents to continue to receive low monthly rates.

    Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis said the problem is that while the city has a contract with Eco-Tech, it is the waste hauler who is billing the customer.