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  • Warehouse operation gets local support for state, city incentives to expand facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A company with a presence in Bullitt County already is looking to expand its warehousing operation.

    Bluegrass Supply Chain LLC received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for tax incentives of $300,000 over the next 10 years.

    The company is looking to lease space on Omega Parkway. Currently, the company, which also has facilities in Logan, Metcalfe and Warren counties, is leasing some space off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Splash park in Hillview will be ready for summer

     HILLVIEW - Recreation director Terry Bohannon made a big splash of an announcement during a recent city council meeting.

    The city previously approved a splash pad park area to be installed next to the Hillview Recreation Center. Bohannon said final work on the park has been scheduled.

    According to Bohannon, concrete is scheduled to be placed during the week of June 11. Once the concrete settles, she said the park should be ready to open.

  • Alpha Way project still under budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Even with a pretty substantial change order, the Alpha Way road project looks that it will still come in under budget.

    Meeting for the first time in 2017, the Alpha Way road committee members listened as the project draws closer to completion.

    Chairperson Gloria Taft said that even with an unexpected bill of over $172,000 to upgrade an AT&T fiber optics line, the project still looks to finish at under the $3.75 million estimate.

  • Water rates will rise in MW to follow LWC increase

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Louisville Water Company raises its rates, Mount Washington must follow.

    Due to the 2.22 percent increase from the Louisville Water Company for 2017 and the 2.5 percent increase from the consumer Pricing Index, the city of Mount Washington will raise water and sewer rates to reflect the increases, totaling 4.72 percent.

    The ordinance was read for the first time at the recent city council meeting.

  • Hunters Hollow gets to talk about new topic at meeting

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Month after month, the Hunters Hollow City Commission has to deal with the issues involving sewage.

    For a change, they were able to take control of at least part of their issue.

    The commission approved a payment estimated at $12,898 to RLH Rentals for easement clean-up work.

    Gary Hatcher, representing RLH, told the commission the area needing upgrades and improvements included about 225 feet located between Angelina Drive and Arbor Trace.

  • Mayor seeking satellite county office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Trips to Shepherdsville to renew license plates and tags are notorious for being the annual task that makes birthdays lose some of their excitement.

    Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong said he’s looking to make that trip a little less tedious.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney said those plans aren’t financially wise. 

    Armstrong said at a recent council meeting that he spoke with Mooney about opening a satellite office in Mount Washington, saving residents both time and traffic woes.

  • What comes first? Fencing, drainage or concrete work

     CLERMONT -- What comes first… the concrete, the fencing or the drainage work?

    That turned out to be a complex question for members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But, you also have to add the continuing situation revolving around the future of Mark Williams, the animal control officer.

    In the end of an hour-long discussion, court members asked for a drainage assessment from road department director Hyte Rouse in time for its May 18 meeting.

  • New facility push made by animal shelter committee

     CLERMONT -- Hyte Rouse and his road department crew can do some work to see if they can divert water from pouring into the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    But, it is going to be a tough fix.

    It is a fix that members of the Bullitt County Animal Shelter committee believe is only a temporary situation.

    The long-term goal is to have a new animal shelter.

    The immediate concern is to stop the flow of water into the facility, which is several feet lower than the surrounding property.

  • Hillview will credit officers with past work experience as part of level of pay

      HILLVIEW - An officer entering the Hillview Police Department will now receive an official lateral move in terms of work experience.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved a change to the the HPD pay protocol, allowing any officers with past experience to begin at the same pay level and experience up to five years.

    According to mayor Jim Eadens, the current pay setup for officers entering HPD is one year of paid experience for every three years served with another department.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s May 2017 Hot Topics:

    1. If you see a Facebook post about a $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon, don’t click on it! This will send you to a survey site that asks for personal information and asks you to share the post with your friends. Lowe’s is not running this promotion – it is a scam.