• BBB tips on holiday travel

     The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  • New roof not in this year’s budget for jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With no money in the current budget to replace the existing flat roof at the Bullitt County Detention Center, fixing leaks will will be addressed by short-term solutions.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to accept a bid from Bowling Roofing, located in Louisville.

    The scope of the job would be to clean the existing roof and then apply an aluminum coating on top.

    Finance officer Keith Griffee said there were funds available in the current budget to perform the maintenance work.

  • City looking at ways fight flood plans

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the FEMA flood plain plan’s Jan. 1 deadline continues drawing nearer, the city of Shepherdsville continues its search for ways to fight it.

    City engineer Arthur Jones researched preliminary FEMA map proposals, noting that previous amendments to the designated flooding areas were changed.

  • Pioneer Village was assured of victory on annexation question put on ballot

     PIONEER VILLAGE - An annexation request was officially placed onto the 2014 election ballot.

    However, no one would be able to cast a ballot to vote on it.

    City attorney Mark Edison explained the unique situation at the Pioneer Village October council meeting.

    According to Edison, the language used pertaining to the annexation of the property was on the ballot as a required by statute.

    The property, formerly the residence of John and Mary Harper, lies adjacent to the Little Flock Baptist Church property.

  • Shepherdsville looks to take all of insurance tax premium funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council may have an opportunity to save money on future city sewer usage.

    Jim Rice and Bill Reed, representing Flynn Brothers Construction, discussed a potential closeout of the Interstate 65 Pump Station Elimination Project and the city’s recapture agreement.

    Rice said the agreement meant a good value for the city. He added that any companies tapping on to the system in the future would need to know there were fees involved that the city would be required to collect.

  • MW looks to expand parks system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Swimming, tennis, baseball, oh my. Very soon Mount Washington might be on its way to having a recreation center of its own.

    At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun proposed utilizing 33 acres of the land near the business park near Flat Lick Road for the project.

    The council seemed please with the idea.

    “You know I have been looking for land for quite some time now,” she said.

  • Company’s donation in honor of Bob Combest allows for center’s transportation of seniors to continue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a time when many of the regulars attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center made the trip to see Bob Combest.

    Now, thanks to some special assistance, many will travel to the senior center again because of Bob Combest.

    The eBay Foundation, Inc., GIVE Team made a donation of $10,000 for transportation to the senior center thanks to a letter written by team member Katherine “Kippy” Combest, Bob’s daughter-in-law.

  • Fox Chase hopes to work out snow removal deal with Hillview

    FOX CHASE - It doesn't show signs of stopping, so the council got to popping.

    Fox Chase City Council members approved a proposed interlocal snow removal agreement contract with the city of Hillview through May 1, 2015.

    The agreement would allow the Hillview Public Works Department to plow Fox Chase streets, as well as speeding salt at intersections and on hills at Fox Chase Drive and Idylewild Drive after consulting the Fox Chase mayor.

  • Roadwork affecting local businesses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Even though it’s paving the way for the future, work on Interstate 65 has not been helping Bullitt County tourism lately.

    Construction in the county begins around Lebanon Junction and extends to the Gene Snyder Freeway. 

    Much of it is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Crews have reduced the road to two lanes.

    This was one of the concerns discussed at a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

  • BBB Warns: Veterans Day Scams Target Heroes and Exploit Patriotism

     Scam artists are targeting veterans, those who serve, and people’s patriotism on this Veterans Day. Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky warns of these common Veterans scams:

    ·        Posing as the Veterans Administration and contacting vets to say they need to update their credit card, bank or other financial records with the VA;