• Fox Chase gets early start on setting next tax rate

     FOX CHASE - Unlike other Bullitt County municipalities, the Fox Chase CIty Council discusses tax rates as soon as the calendar turns.

     City attorney Mark Edison presented first readings of ordinances pertaining to real property, personal property and public utilities tax rates at the council’s January business meeting.

     Last year’s tax rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100 of property. According to Edison, a compensating rate to collect a similar amount would be 14 cents. However, the maximum rate allowed by statute would 13.94 cents.

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s February 2016 Hot Topics

    1.    BBB has received several calls about fake government grants. Scammers tell local consumers they are eligible for a federal grant, because they pay their bills on time. All they have to do is pay an upfront fee. This is a scam.

  • Committee to dive into future of new county aquatic center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a new version of the Bullitt County Parks Board was formed in July 2010, it had a mission and some vision.

    Part of the board’s mission statement was to pursue partnerships to maximize funding to support county objectives, such as an indoor aquatic facility.

    The members of that board are gone and another group has been given the reins of the county’s parks and recreation recommendations.

    Apparently, Bullitt Fiscal Court is looking at pursuing one of those mission goals from 2010.

  • Residents want more notice by zoning officials to provide time to oppose, support request

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When it is a controversial rezoning request, Roy Willis said those opposed do not have time to build a case under the current time restraints.

    He would like to see residents have more time between the time the application is filed and when the case is set for a public hearing.

    Willis, who most recently dealt with a rezoning issue off Chapeze Lane, might get his wish.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will take the comments of Willis and fellow resident William Kidd into consideration.

  • Governor says interchange IN budget

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher was confident.

    Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis was hopeful.

    And Shepherdsville councilman Bernie Brown was still a bit skeptical.

    But after Gov. Matt Bevin delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly, a collective sigh of relief may have been heard from all.

    Bevin not only placed the proposed interchange just south of Highway 480 on Interstate 65, he mentioned the proposal as an example of an economic development project that needs to be done.

  • Separate bids for multi-family rezonings get rejection from MW officials

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents hoping to move into a new apartment or town home in Mount Washington will have to make do with the current selections.

    Two multi-family complex proposals were denied rezoning requests by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The first case belonged to Nathan Jones, a local realtor looking to remove the restrictions on a tract of land off Hardy Lane, near Twelve Oaks subdivision.

    The restriction prevents building multifamily units, as well as building any unit less than 1,400 square feet.

  • Training to get residents ready for manufacturing jobs going well in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting individuals ready to enter the manufacturing world has been a popular quest over the past few months in Bullitt County.

    And the mission to have better applicants ready to enter the higher-paying world of manufacturing continues.

    At the recent Workforce Development Committee, Cindy Read of the Kentucky Manufacturing Center, said the Certified Production Technician (CPT) course offered locally has gone well.

    The program is a one-month session where individuals are trained for certain aspects.

  • 44 Crossfit offers new way to get into shape

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new year means new beginnings and new gyms.

    The owners of 44 Crossfit, a new gym in Mount Washington, saw the chance to help those with a “go to the gym more” resolution.

    “We know that there’s a market for it,” co-owner Brian Jenkins said. “We know that we have a lot of experience and skill in it so we felt like we could provide a good quality product for the people.

    Jenkins met Alex Warner, Mike Walls and Jennifer Foley through another Crossfit gym four years ago.

  • Shepherdsville woman enters guilty plea in U.S. District Court to embezzling over $243,000

    LOUISVILLE -- A Bullitt County woman has entered a guilty plea on embezzeling funds from her employer.

    U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. said last week that Kathleen Marie Farias entered a guilty plea on charges related to the theft of over $243,000 from her Bullitt County employer, before Judge Greg Stivers in U.S. District Court.

    Farias, 53, a resident of Shepherdsville, entered a guilty plea yesterday, to seven counts of wire fraud in the June 17, 2015 indictment.

  • House seats have interesting matchups in primary

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Voters will have a few races to vote upon in the May primary -- but not many.

    With the primary filing deadline on Tuesday afternoon, Republicans will have only a couple of races to cast ballots on.

    And, in reality, no GOP member will have more than one race that will be contested and some may not have any.

    Voters living in the state 49th House district will have both a Republican and a Democratic primary race on May 24.

    For the Democrats, incumbent Linda Belcher is once again challenged by Jim Caccatore of Hillview.