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  • Pioneer Village buying new police vehicles

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department is upgrading its patrol units with assistance and approval by the city council.

    Three police vehicles were surplussed by the council at their November business meeting, with the city looking to purchase two new Ford Explorers in December.

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds received a 2013 Explorer as his command vehicle, with his old cruiser converted into a regular patrol car.

  • Residents battle to defeat plans for apartment complex in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Neighbors opposed to a new apartment complex proposed at East Sanders Lane won in their first battle.

    However, those opposed to a $15.7 million project which would also help straighten out a dangerous intersection were taking nothing for granted.

    They came out en masse once again to tell the Mount Washington City Council why it should not overturn an unfavorable recommendation given by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

  • Lights now on at new Lights Out Bar and Grill

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Patrons are welcome to come in whenever the lights are on at Lights Out.

    One of Bullitt County’s newest dining establishments, Lights Out Bar and Grill is open for business in Shepherdsville.

    Lights Out is the first restaurant location for co-owners Tom and Beth Ann Chamberlain, who hope to provide another option for local diners.

    Beth Ann also owns All State Title Service, a local business providing vehicle titles for businesses such as banks and auction sites.

  • Hillview looks at adding second night for discussion

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview City Council hopes to offer more opportunity for residents to discuss local issues.

    City attorney Tammy Baker presented the first reading of an ordinance establishing a monthly public caucus meeting tentatively scheduled for the first Monday of each month.

    “It’s pretty much an open forum,” said mayor Jim Eadens.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy now facing federal indictments

    LOUISVILLE -- In July, the termination of a Bullitt County deputy sheriff was affirmed.

    Last week, a federal grand jury issued a two-count indictment against Matthew Corder, 51, of Louisville, for alleged actions which led to his dismissal in May.

    Corder was indicted  on two counts of willfully depriving an arrestee of his constitutional rights under color of law, announced by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Last leg of Preston to begin; work done by fall 2018

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The third and final leg of the widening of Preston Highway is set to begin work.

    Construction is slated to be completed by November 2018.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a contract has been awarded for the final segment from Ruhl Acres to Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    The $40.9 million contract was awarded to Louisville Paving Co.

  • Fiscal Court may not get chance to vote on controversial zoning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After hearing over three hours of testimony, Bullitt Fiscal Court members may not have the opportunity to vote on a rezoning request for two tracts of property off Chapeze Lane.

    In a meeting which started with Shepherdsville fire marshal Ted Calvert being called in to ensure the capacity of the fiscal courtroom was not exceeded, residents again voiced their displeasure over a proposed rezoning to IG General Industrial.

  • More industrial development planned for Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- A Pennsylvania-based company looks to continue its expansion into Bullitt County.

    Willabrook Inc. received a favorable recommendation to rezone 70 acres from IG General Industrial and B-1 Highway Business to IL Light Industrial.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s recommendation will now be sent to the Hillview City Council for a final vote.

    The property is located on the northwest quadrant of the Brooks Road interchange off Interstate 65.

  • Richardson tabbed as next planning administrator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Roanne Hammond retires at the end of the year, a familiar face will be occupying her position as administrator of the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning office.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 3-2 to promote Brian Richardson to the position.

    He is currently serving as the enforcement officer and the person in charge of the numbering system.

    County Judge Melanie Roberts and magistrates Gary Lawson and Joe Laswell voted in favor of the appointment. Magistrates Dennis Mitchell and Joe Rayhill were opposed.

  • Planners say restrictions remain

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents weren’t happy in 2004 when a request was made to rezone property for the construction of patio homes.

    But, with a restriction of no multi-family dwellings and of no residences being less than 1,400 square foot in size, those who lived in Twelve Oaks in Mount Washington were comfortable with the rezoning.

    Now, the same worries of traffic and decreased property values have resurfaced.

    Nathan Jones and Tonya Jones are seeking to remove restrictions on their 2.95-acre tract on Hardy Lane off Highway 44 East.