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  • $20 million expansion to add 35 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Combined with its operations in Bullitt and Nelson counties, a local supplier for the automotive industry will spend almost $50 million to expand their current facilities.

    Tower Automotive Operations USA received preliminary approval for tax incentives through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The announcement came four days after the city of Shepherdsville approved incentives for the company.

  • LJ to ensure daytime firefighter protection

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Every time Kendall Coleman sees a fire call come across his phone, he prays.

    He prays that it isn’t a call for help at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    He prays it isn’t a call for a house fire occupied by an elderly resident.

    In general, when it is during the day while he’s at work, Coleman prays that it isn’t a fire run in the city of Lebanon Junction.

    As the fire chief, Coleman is responsible for his crew… and for the safety of the residents of the community.

  • Steps to open new storage facility in Pioneer Village gets final approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Two investments companies continued proper procedures in hoping to establish a new storage facility in Pioneer Village.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a request by Storage 911, LLC, representing Sea Star Investments and Utica Investments, for a 15-foot encroachment variance into the required 30-foot setback for the construction of a covered parking building.

  • Mayor says no reason to change his mind on future use of facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He listened to the discussions but, at the end of the meeting, Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury was not moved.

    He was not moved to make a change on his tie-breaking vote to turn the Shepherdsville Community Center over to the public works department.

    With the failure to change his vote despite having a room from of scouts, members of Scout Troop 868, as well as a dance group, will be looking for a new home this May.

    “It’s a done deal,” Hockenbury said after Monday’s council meeting.

  • Arla looking to expand medical care services

     HILLVIEW - Dr. Mohana Arla reminded the Hillview City Council of his efforts to bring a hospital to Bullitt County since he arrived in 1996.

    However, the promise of such a facility, which became KentuckyOne Health Jewish Medical Center South, did not live up to the local dreams of a full hospital facility.

    As a result, Arla, along with his son, Dr. Praveen Arla, have decided upon a new pathway to bring proper medical care to local residents… with a little help from the council.

  • Pioneer Village arrests three in connection to storage thefts

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Months of investigation by the Pioneer Village Police Department has led to arrests in the Wee Stor-It theft case.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds informed the city council that suspects were in custody in relation to the thefts, with warrants out for further suspects.

    David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks, 42, both of Shepherdsville, were charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. Reynolds said Simmons was scheduled to appear in Bullitt District Court on March 1.

  • State Police seeking help in Hebron Estates murder

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The Kentucky State Police is seeking the assistance from the public who might have information to help solve a murder on March 17 in the city of Hebron Estates.

    KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said his agency is seeking assistance from any resident or business owner who might have exterior surveillance video footage on roadway traffic for that day.

    The specific streets under scrutiny would be Burkland Boulevard, Scenic Trail, Scenic Drive or East Hebron Lane.

  • Animal control officer fired by county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was reprimanded and then suspended.

    Now, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter is without a director as Mark Williams was terminated on Wednesday.

    Williams, who was in his second stint as the animal control officer, has the right  to appeal the dismissal to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The termination closes a tumultuous relationship between Williams and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The latest public interaction between the two came at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • MW may raise pay for future mayor, council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— More people and more businesses could mean more pay for future city leaders.

    Two ordinances were read at a recent city council meeting amending the salary of both the city council members and the mayor positions.

    Currently, the mayor’s position calls for a full-time role with a base salary of $4,500 per month, totaling $54,000 per year, plus the annual cost of living increases. The amendment would allow for the salary to be increased to $5,750 per month, totaling $69,000 annually.

  • Mayor rethinking vote to shut down center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Boy Scout Troop 868 has called the Shepherdsville Community Center its home.

    But, the group of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will have to find a new home.

    And, adults who like to dance will also be looking for somewhere else to get their exercise and share social time.

    Plus, hopes of allowing Room In the Inn to have a place to allow its homeless individuals a place to shower each morning has been eliminated.

    But, then again, maybe not.