• Future city officials may get increase in their pay

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Sometimes it is a matter of keeping up with the Joneses.

    For those running for office in the city of Shepherdsville next year, there may be some new incentives. And, they can thank the Mount Washington city officials for the better pay.

    Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury talked with council members recently about increasing pay for both his position and the six town board positions. None of the current officeholders would be affected by any change in pay.

  • Parties to work together on MW zoning request

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— The decision involving the rezoning of a longtime Mount Washington business was postponed to allow a chance for both parties to work together.

    Virginia McAllister has run a body shop business on her land, located just north of North Bardstown Road, for over 40 years.

    The request is to rezone 5.8916 acres from R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    According to McAllister’s grandson, Chris Lyle, the shop is a performance automotive and off-road shop.

  • Motor vehicle portion of clerk’s office closed May 10

     The Department of Motor Vehicle section of county clerk Kevin Mooney’s office will be closed from Noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10.

    The clerk’s office will soon receive new software. Trainers will be in the office on Wednesday to guide employees through a webinar and then do some training.

    The rest of the clerk’s office will remain open the regular hours on Wednesday.

  • Community center fees set under mayor’s powers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local officials discussed not only the fate of its community center but the prices to be charged for its usage.

    However, all that discussion really wasn’t needed.

    Without a vote by the city council, Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury has set the rental prices for the community center off Frank E. Simon Avenue.

    However, he is still looking at pricing for the city hall and city gym.

  • Business hopes to provide Gr8ter good for the community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local business owners hope that a new store will help meet the greater goods of the community.

    Joe and Stacena Bohannon, co-owners of A Plus Signs and Screen Printing, have opened a second business, The Gr8ter Goods, with the concept of sharing business profits with local charitable organizations.

    Joe Bohannon said the store was primarily a gift shop, featuring local and regional products along with items that represent some of the organizations being assisted.

  • Beech Grove Storage has new space for all your valuable stuff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local family business opened another family business.

    Beech Grove Storage is now open for business, located at 204 Old Ford Road, off Beech Grove Road, in Shephersville.

    Co-owners Lois and Jim Reading have also owned Bullitt Septic since 1983. Their son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Susan Reading, are co-managers of the storage facility.

    Beech Grove Storage includes 52 units ranging in size from 10x10 to 10x30. Susan said outdoor units were also available for items such as RVs and boats.

  • Oasis brings years of experience in car buying world to Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is no desert, but that hasn’t stopped an Oasis from showing up.

    Located near St. Francis Catholic Church on Highway 44 East is a car lot with a goal to make the customer’s car-buying experience as relaxing as a water spring in a desert.

    Oasis Auto Sales not only features pre-owned vehicles but the three-man team has a combined 70 years of car-selling experience.

  • White Greer Maggard brings smiles to the community

    CEDAR GROVE - More smiles are on their way to the Cedar Grove area courtesy of White Greer Maggard Orthodontics.

    The company’s newest location is open for business at Cedar Grove Center, providing braces for both children and adults in the community.

    Co-partners Dr. Greg White, Dr. Morgan Mitchell and Dr. Jason Lawrence hope to provide a fun and relaxing environment with the primary goal of creating beautiful, healthy smiles.

  • County hires help for building boom

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The busy building season is upon the county and Jim Bozeman fears falling behind the demand for inspections.

    The code enforcement director got some assistance as Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to hire Ricky Dorsey as a full-time building inspector.

    Within six months of his employment, Dorsey must obtain his residential electrical certification.

    If not, Bozeman said he would no longer be employed.

    Besides the job incentive, that certification would earn Dorsey a $1,500 pay increase.

  • County budget comparable to current

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the new fiscal year kicks off on July 1, Bullitt County officials might have a pilot program in place to help retain emergency personnel.

    That was just one of the items discussed as Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her 2017-18 budget to magistrates on Tuesday.

    The total budget of $23,516,653 is just shy of the current budget — with savings over $21,000.

    But, in the plan, which must be approved by magistrates, there are some salary improvements for all county employees.