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  • New bank provides turkeys for baskets

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If anyone could deliver the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh at Christmastime, it could be a bank.

    First Harrison Bank made a different kind of Christmas gift in horn of the season, donating 500 pounds of frozen turkeys to the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization.

    Founded earlier in the year, HOPE was organized to assist area residents and homeless citizens in dire straits. The group offers food and meals, clothing and various life supplies. 

  • Contract awarded on access road to truck stop on Hwy. 480

     LOUISVILLE -- A contract has been awarded to relocate the entrance of a truck stop on Highway 480 at Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of a new entrance and access road at the Love’s Travel Stop on Cedar Grove Road.

    This is one of several projects along Cedar Grove Road which are underway. Each would provide relief to the congested Cedar Grove Road.

  • Election 2016: Few sign up for elective offices

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Activity is slow as the filing deadline approaches for those wishing to run for select offices in 2016.

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

    With all local municipalities going with a non-partisan election, there will be few, if any, races on the May ballot.

    State representative races are all up for grabs.

    At this stage, there are no primary races.

    In the 49th District, incumbent Linda Belcher has filed for another term.

  • Vandalism leads to discussion on curfew in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After continuous destruction of city property over the past few months, the local leaders have agreed that something needs to be done.

    Mount Washington councilmember Greg Gentry brought up the idea of revisiting the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance in December after a group of teenagers were suspected to be the ones responsible for tearing down some of the city plaza Christmas lights.

  • New bank continues community focus

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dan Cline has been in the community for years.

    He’s seen the work done by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County for the community over that time.

    And when he had an opportunity to join up with the financial institution that purchased The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County in early 2014, Cline wanted to know one thing -- would it remain a strong community supporter?

    Satisfied with what he heard, Cline is now the market manager for the five First Harrison Bank branches which have been operating in the county since early December.

  • Sanitation chairman pleased with work in 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The past year has been a busy one for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    But chairman Chuck Callahan believes it was a very successful one for the agency.

    The project that drew the most attention was the failure of the privately-owned Hunters Hollow treatment facility.

    While the actual failure of the plant occurred in March 2014, it wasn’t until the fall of the next year that the sanitation district became the proud operator of the facility.

  • Options for 480?: Developer warns interchange may take time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Jesse Flynn said he is not opposed to the city of Shepherdsville working to get an interchange on Interstate 65 just south of the current Cedar Grove Road exit.

    However, with his experience in working with highway projects, Flynn warned against any expectations that the work would be done quickly.

  • Over $4 million saved through energy program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --Since Bullitt County Public Schools became part of a pilot energy management program in 2006, a total of $4,215,754 has been saved in utility bills.

    Every dollar of that amount has been reinvested in education for students.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph said employee help with everyday energy saving action and things like shutdowns over extended breaks make a huge difference.

  • City looks to push for businesses to pledge to clean up properties

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Originally, the property at the corner of West Blue Lick Road and North Buckman Street was used for a car wash, storage units and a quick-change oil facility.

    Over the years, that usage has changed and there is a call for improvements.

    The Rev. Billy Jenkins, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, said the next-door business has become an eyesore.

    He told city officials that he was concerned about the number of vehicles stored on the property, as well as the car parts laying around and the general appearance.

  • City approves collective bargaining option; officers will decide interest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the talks were a bit murky about the difference between a union and a collective bargaining member, Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-1 to accept a negotiating agreement with the police department.

    Two question arose before the council elected to accept the collective bargaining agreement.

    First, the length of the contract was in dispute.

    Second, the actual difference between a collective bargaining unit and a union seemed to be a  bit gray.