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  • Rittenberry enjoys photo work

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— A newborn is only a newborn for so long. Luckily, there are photographers who know their stuff that can ensure proud parents never forget how sweet and innocent their baby once was.

    One of those photographers just opened shop in Mount Washington and is ready to do what it takes to guarantee the memories never fade.

    Jennifer Rittenberry became interested in photography over 20 years ago, coaxing friends to dress up and pose for her in high school. Noticing her talent, her family began asking for family pictures and Christmas card shots.

  • Bank customer shows up at right time to scare off thief

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Things were about to get interesting in the city of Pioneer Village.

    Fortunately, a customer arrived at just the right time and a robbery was averted.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds told city officials that on June 19 the First Harrison Bank on the John Harper Highway had a visitor.

    Reynolds said the individual knew to cover his face when passing the ATM camera and the security system inside the bank.

  • EDA considering putting push on recruiting more commercial

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — John Snider serves as executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

    One of the most common questions he gets is when will more sit-down restaurants or retail stores come to Bullitt County.

    His primary focus, which was the same as his predecessor, has been bringing in jobs through industrial growth.

    However, in a recent discussion with his EDA board, Snider said it might be time to get into the role of commercial development.

  • Insurance news good for county as rates stable

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You seldom hear good news about insurance.

    However, Bullitt County and its carrier, Brown and Brown Insurance, has one of those good stories.

    Angie Weilage of Brown and Brown Insurance presented fiscal court members with good news.

    She said the health insurance through Anthem would come in nearly $300,000 under the budgeted cost.

    With that, all the rates — including supplemental coverage on items such as vision and dental — will remain the same.

  • Hebron Estates cries fowl; puts limit of five live chickens in city

     HEBRON ESTATES - City commissioners work each year on the Hebron Estates fiscal year budget, playing it safe by not putting all their eggs in one basket.

    Citizens will be able to put all their eggs in one basket, however, thanks to the passing of a new city chicken ordinance.

    By a 3-1 vote, Hebron Estates residents will now be allowed to keep no more than five chickens on their property.

    Discussions have taken place over the past six months, with commissioners weighing various ideas and collecting community input.

  • Spencer, Bullitt talk about joint animal shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could two counties with similar issues work together for a common solution?

    It probably won’t happen but at least officials from Bullitt and Spencer counties are looking at possible common grounds to solve their issues with outdated animal shelters.

    After reading about Bullitt County’s shelter issues, Spencer County Judge/Executive John Riley came to the latest shelter meeting in Shepherdsville.

  • Guidelines to be put into place for MW Main Street

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Guidelines meant to help the look of downtown Mount Washington are expanding past Main Street.

    An ordinance was read amending the ordinance passed in March regarding the restrictions placed on commercial development on Main Street. The amendment would grow beyond Main Street to encompass everything within city limits.

    The 21-page original ordinance covers areas from outdoor lighting, landscaping and parking layouts to entrance designs and building façade.

  • Views sought on aquatic facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Could Bullitt County have an indoor aquatic center that would be jointly operated with the Bullitt County YMCA?

    Or could the facility be totally operated by the YMCA?

    And, where would such a facility be located?

    Or do the county residents even support an indoor swimming facility?

    Those are just some of the questions that could be answered over the next month as a survey is now being conducted.

    After those answers are secured, the Bullitt County aquatic committee will have to decide the next step.

  • Hillview’s first budget since lawsuit shows nice growth

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens believes that Hillview’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget is possibly the best budget created by the city during his tenure.

    “It’s the best budget since I’ve been here,” he said. “I appreciate the council’s feedback. Everyone taking an extra look helps out a lot.”

  • Council makes changes to proposed budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While there were not a lot of changes made to the proposed 2017-18 budget for the city of Shepherdsville, the one alteration made will affect every employee.

    In a workshop before the final vote on the upcoming budget set for Monday, June 26, Shepherdsville council members changed how employees will be compensated.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury proposed a 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase for all city employees in his budget.

    However, that was not the desire of the five council members present on Tuesday.