• 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.

  • LJ purchases more property to expand cemetery

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Worries about where a loved one will be buried in Lebanon Junction can now be laid to rest.

    After an ongoing investigation to discover who owned the land adjacent to the city’s current cemetery, Mayor Larry Dangerfield announced at the January city council meeting that the city would sign the final paperwork on the expansion by the end of the month.

  • Permits will ensure tiles, fences are installed properly

     HILLVIEW -- It is a whole lot easier to do it right the first time.

    That is the philosophy behind a new permit requirement proposed in the city of Hillview.

    The Hillview City Council held a first reading of an ordinance that would require permits for the installation of a fence, a driveway or a driveway drain tile.

    The catch -- there is no cost to the permits.

    Too many times in the past, mayor Jim Eadens said that a homeowner will put up a fence that might be located across a drainage easement.

  • Planners look at keeping Highway 245 tourist kind

     CLERMONT -- Trying to protect a highway lined with tourist-related facilities, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission were presented with a set of proposed requirements for future development along Highway 245.

    Started as a committee with the planning commission, residents who live along Highway 245 have taken over ownership of the proposal.

    The planning commission was recently handed proposals for the Highway 245 scenic corridor.

    The proposal was met with differing opinions from those who might be affected.

  • 11 names on GOP Presidential Caucus ballot

     The Republican Party of Kentucky announced that the following 11 presidential candidates filed their declaration of candidacy with the state party by the January 7 deadline to appear on the ballot for the 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

  • Augustine, Nelson County resident, named to staff position for Sen. Paul’s area office

    BOWLING GREEN -- U.S. Senator Rand Paul has hired Robert Augustine to serve in a newly expanded position on his Kentucky staff dedicated to serving the people of Trimble, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Bullitt, Spencer, Anderson, Nelson, Washington, Boyle, Marion, and Mercer counties.

  • Deputy injured breaking up fight among inmates at Bullitt Co. jail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- A deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center was hurt trying to break up a fight between inmates on Sunday, Jan. 17.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members Tuesday of the incident.

    According to Knox, eight inmates were in a common area when reports that they were fighting.

    In responding to the call for assistance, Knox said four deputies went into the cell. Several of the inmates returned to their cells.

    One would not return to his cell.

  • Hebron Estates eases into new year with little on its plate

    HEBRON ESTATES -- There’s no sense getting too rushed to get the new year underway.

    For officials with the city of Hebron Estates, the January meeting was a good way to ease into the new year.

    No major business was on the agenda.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission did pass a resolution dealing with the length of time official documents must be retained.

    City attorney Mark Edison said some records can’t be destroyed without permission.

    Others must be retained for a certain period of time.

  • Deadline Tuesday for filing for office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The deadline is quickly approaching but there are few races which will be contested in the spring primary.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    In the local races, the lone municipality that could possibly have a May primary is Lebanon Junction.

    However, as of Thursday, only three individuals had filed for the six seats.

  • Pioneer Village police add three new cruisers to its patrol fleet

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department has three new vehicles thanks to the city council.

    Those vehicles will soon be completed with additional radio equipment and paint. Chief D.J. Reynolds told the council at the December business meeting that the cars could be ready for service by year’s end.

    City clerk Ricki Daniels said the city accepted a vehicle loan from Commonwealth Bank and Trust to finance the vehicles.

    According to Daniels, Commonwealth offered a five-year loan with a 2.27 percent interest rate.