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Business

  • USA Portable Buildings wins BBB award

     A local business has been honored by the Better Business Bureau.

    During a ceremony on Nov. 4, USA Portable Buildings and its president Jim White were  honored as the 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

    The Shepherdsville-based business was honored in the category for firms with 1-10 employees. It is a supplier of portable buildings throughout the United States and is a supplier for major chains such as Lowes.

  • District saved nearly $1M in energy costs over 2014-15

     Building automation systems and the behavioral, personal actions staff members implement such as turning off lights, unplugging appliances and following shutdowns reaped a cost savings of $810,450 during the 2014-2015 school year.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph put the savings into a practical perspective.

    “Imagine what $810,450 can be invested in,” she said, citing the average teacher salary, the cost of a new bus, the cost of 30 books for a classroom, new computers for a lab or new iPads.

  • Community joins together to celebrate bank’s service as transition beginning

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What might seem like a sad farewell became a very happy celebration at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Employees gathered to host a party at the main branch offices to honor the careers of 10 long-time employees who will retire from the company in December.

    Earlier this year the community received official word that First Harrison Bank, based in Corydon, Ind., would take over The Peoples Bank branches.

  • City could extend Sunday hours

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On a Sunday afternoon, the television sets are tuned to the NFL or to NASCAR.

    But Tom Chamberlain has seen too many people walk into his establishment and walk back out.

    The reason?

    Alcohol cannot be sold on Sundays in the city of Shepherdsville until 2 p.m.

    Most sporting events start around Noon or 1 p.m.

    “We’re losing revenue,” said Chamberlain, who is owner of the Lights Out Bar and Grill on Highway 44 East.

  • East Lakeview residents still not satisfied with effort

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The residents of East Lakeview Drive were back to re-emphasize their unhappiness with the lack of attention drivers on their road give to the posted speed limit.

    Resident Wallace Minor and the other residents first presented their case at the previous city council meeting.

    “We’re not going to back down,” Minor said. “Our street has been taken over and has been made into an expressway.”

  • Chapeze request for rezoning has much opposition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A developer would like to rezone property off Chapeze Lane for a general industrial use.

    A large group of his neighbors are opposed.

    And the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission members heard testimony that passed 1 a.m. on Friday morning.

    With over four yours of testimony to consider, commissioners opted to return to the Bullitt County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. to make its final recommendation.

    And a large crowd of opponents are expected to return.

  • Police ask city to look at collective bargaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Police officers in the city of Shepherdsville don’t have a lot to complain about in terms of their pay levels.

    And they may not really be worried about too many things going on currently in the operation of the police department.

    However, down the road, some may be concerned.

    Tim Wade, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 80 in Shepherdsville, formally brought up the topic of collective bargaining to the city council during a recent meeting.

  • County finances on budget at end of first quarter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If other department leaders are required to give reports to fiscal court, why not the chief finance offer.

    Keith Griffee, starting his second year as the county’s chief finance officer, said that everything appeared to be on target at the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year.

    Some departments, like the road department, will appear to be overspending the budget for the first quarter.

    However, Griffee said that is the time the department will be purchasing its road materials, such as gravel and asphalt.

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related allegations by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A number of individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for drug-related allegations.

    Those indicted on felony charges include:

    *Todd A. Cross -- charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property under $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Sewer talk never far from discussion in Hunters Hollow

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - A lot of legal action has taken place over the past 18 months following the explosion of the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.

    Still, informational questions linger, and area residents fear a coming surcharge rate increase.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission discussed the potential increase during its October business meeting.