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Business

  • MW to look at adding meat to its sign ordinance

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A big change is coming, one that could really affect how businesses advertise in Mount Washington.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, the group had the first reading of a new sign ordinance sponsored by council man Brent Wheeler.

    Wheeler said his purpose of redoing the ordinance was to beautify the appearance of the city and rid it of “eyesores.”

    “We’re going to move forward with making this town presentable,” he said.

  • Hunters Hollow to change location of Dec. 16 meeting

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission already feels like it experienced Christmas this year.

    Commissioners and mayor Linda Parker were pleased to learn that the city has an agreement with Bullitt County Sanitation District to clean up the failed sewer treatment plant and surrounding area.

    With more issues to discuss in the future, the city announced that its December business meeting would be held in a different location.

  • Court of Appeals reverses city on rezoning next to church

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large agricultural tract at the intersection of Highway 245 and Highway 61 is no longer zoned light industrial and highway business.

    In a unanimous opinion, a three-panel Court of Appeals opinion reversed the 2012 rezoning of 130 acres.

    That decision by the Shepherdsville City Council rezoned a tract despite the protest of members of Bardstown Junction Baptist Church.

    The appeals court decision last week would return the matter to the Shepherdsville City Council. 

  • Planning commission not so quick to decide fate of Kings Church rezoning

     KINGS CHURCH - For some, driving five or six miles to the nearest store would not be a problem.

    For others, they would like a little more convenience.

    But for planners in Bullitt County, they are more concerned about the safety of community.

    With that concern still unanswered, the Bullitt County Planning Commission tabled a rezoning request that would bring a Dollar General store to Kings Church Road.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    Local consumers are complaining to BBB that they are getting harassed by scammers who are calling, posing as IRS Employees. The scammers say the consumer owes on taxes, and will be arrested if they don’t pay immediately. They are trying to get personal/payment information.

  • Sanitation district may be ready to take total service by January

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - Within two months, the Bullitt County Sanitation District should be ready to treat sewage from a failed treatment plant.

    Now whether the other party in the agreed order is ready is yet to be determined.

    With the $125,000 check deposited last week from Bullitt Utilities, the sanitation district could begin its work to fulfill a commitment.

  • Shepherdsville to take all of its portion of county’s insurance premium tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county’s revenue from its insurance premium tax will get a little bit smaller.

    The vote was a 3-2 split, but all 5 percent of the insurance tax collected in Shepherdsville will stay in Shepherdsville.

    The Shepherdsville City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance imposing license fees on insurance companies doing business within city limits.

    The city previously kept four of the 5 percent, with county government receiving the other one percent.

  • Fiscal Court begins process of removing trustee

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They may not have the ability to remove him as fire chief. However, Bullitt Fiscal Court is taking every opportunity to turn up the heat on Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield.

  • Businesses in MW part of effort to encourage shopping at home on Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  - Looking for some unique gifts for Christmas this year? 

    Why not shop local.

    This will be the second year Mount Washington will be participating in the Small Business Saturday effort, said Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street program.

    “I just want people to realize the difference it will make shifting the way they spend even just a little, the impact could be phenomenal,” she said. “One out of every three dollars stays in your city.”

  • Beautification work will take time to be in full bloom

     CLERMONT - It will take little bit of time for the beautification project at exit 112 to come to full bloom, Executive Tourism Director Troy Beam told commission members at a recent Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission meeting.

    He said Phillips Brothers had completed their work and staff from Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visited the site recently and planted about 200 trees, but it will take awhile for those plants and the native grasses and wildflowers to bloom.