• Pay may accompany service on MW committees

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — Community members involved in future plans of the city have a paycheck coming their way.

    An ordinance was read at a recent city council meeting amending Chapter 35: Departments, board and commissions of the city of Mount Washington.

    The amendment would allow for any person serving on a board or committee for the city to be compensated for each meeting they attend.           

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s February 2017 Hot Topics


  • Forensic audit begins; team asked to look at irregularities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the regular annual audit for the 2015-16 fiscal year about completed, a committee is already looking at the start of a much more detailed look at city spending.

    The Shepherdsville forensic audit committee got a sneak peak at what the regular annual audit by Smith and Company will say when it is presented on Feb. 14.

    Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton, auditors with the firm of Jones, Nale and Mattingly, made a presentation to the committee.

  • BBB warns: “Can you hear me now?” scam

      The “can you hear me now?” scam has previously targeted businesses, but a new twist is now targeting consumers. Better Business Bureaus nationwide are receiving BBB Scam Tracker reports about this latest scam.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 29, 2017

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


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  • Familiar face to lead planning office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A familiar face will return to fill the role as planning administrator for Bullitt County.

    Roanne Hammond, who retired a year ago as administrator, was rehired for the position by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will earn a salary of $50,000. She was also given two weeks of vacation.

    Hammond will return to work on Feb. 2.

    After Brian Richardson resigned last spring, the county had not been able to fill the position.

  • Lebanon Jct. proud owner of its own community center

     LEBANON JUNCTION — The city of Lebanon Junction is the proud owner to three tracts of property.

    And the crown jewel is the community center next to Daddios Pizza.

    Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield said that the city was given the Reynolds estate on Railroad Avenue.

    The property was in disrepair and the family was not interested in bringing it up to standards.

    Public Works foreman Chaz Sullivan said the old house has already been torn down.

  • Panera Bread to open eatery in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – First, there was a Wal-Mart built in Shepherdsville.

    And, then, Starbucks hit the scene.

    By the end of the year, Panara Bread should be open for business.

    However, Bullitt County Board of Adjustment member Donna Etherton was looking for a much quicker opening.

    Attorney Eric Farris, representing Dixie Highway Development, successfully secured four variances from the board during its January meeting.

  • Foundation gives over $10,000 to schools

     Students in eight schools will benefit from over $10,000 in grants awarded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The largest award of $1,835 was granted to Mt. Washington Middle School curriculum coach Kim Lesher for Let’s Make and Build.

  • Director to appeal suspension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The man on the hot seat of recent complaints over his actions as director of Bullitt County Animal Control did not speak on Tuesday.

    But, he will have an opportunity to address at least the actions — which resulted in a recent four-day suspension — during an appeal hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m.

    Mark Williams sat through another round of complaints during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. He did not argue the concerns and, under county employee policies, Williams cannot talk with the media.