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  • Seven will battle for six positions open on Fox Chase City Council

        FOX CHASE -- Seven candidates will be on the ballot seeking the six seats available on the Fox Chase City Council.
        The general election will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
        Those running for the office include:

  • Mount Washington gets variances to allow company to build new facility

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With little community feedback, plans to build a new manufacturing factory in the Mount Washington Business Park received three needed variances.
        The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved variances for the reduction of parking spaces, for an encroachment into a setback and to reduce the actual size of the parking spaces.

  • MW may start own tourist board

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Building a multi-million dollar sports complex is useless someone plays in it, which is why the city of Mount Washington is looking to create a tourism commission.
        An ordinance was recently read that, if approved, will establish a Recreation, Tourist, and Convention Commission, otherwise known as the Mount Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
        The ordinance was read for the first time at last Monday’s city council meeting.

  • Hillview has 11 in hunt for council

        HILLVIEW -- Coming off a year in which the Hillview City Council was facing bankruptcy over a major lawsuit, the six incumbents will face challenges from five other individuals on Nov. 8.
        A total of 11 individuals have filed for the six council seats. This year’s election is non-partisan.

    Lisa Boggs
        When Lisa Boggs makes a decision, it not only affect her but also the entire community.

  • Hubbard Lane may be widened in some parts by county, developer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It appears that a joint partnership between the county and developer Richard Miles could provide motorists using a portion of Hubbard Lane a wider path to travel.

    And, there is a possibility that the entire road may be widened at some point in time.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members heard from Miles, who is developing some lots in the Twin Eagles Subdivision and from Phillip Burress, a resident who is not interested in widening the road -- unless speed control measures are taken.

  • MW senior center looks to get city help on repairs

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— The Ralph Lutes Mount Washington Seniors Center is looking for some updates.
        Judy Hall, a representative for the center, spoke to the Mount Washington City Council about concerns the group has at the building.
        Although the city owns the building and the group expressed its gratitude for the $1 a year rent, Hall explained that any inside maintenance, such as $6,000 air conditioner pumps, is paid for by through fundraising.

  • City finances to be scrutinized

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Hatfield said some councilmembers didn’t worry about money when passing along salary increases.
        He didn’t understand why they would be worried about the cost of having a forensic audit done when there could be a lot of tax dollars involved.
        The Shepherdsville City Council ultimately approved Hatfield’s request to move forward with the forensic audit by a 4-2 count.

  • UPDATE: Workers want to return to better balance of work/life in contract dispute at Beam

     UPDATE (10/21, 2 p.m.) - The strike at the Jim Beam Brands plant in Clermont has officially ended.

    Workers have voted to return back to work as of Monday.

    Look for a full story on the situation in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net.

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    CLERMONT -- The good news was that for the first time in years, workers with the Jim Beam Brands plants in Clermont and Boston had the weekend off.

  • Council looks to get back on track

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In hopes of returning city government to a sense of normalcy, Shepherdsville leaders opted to not cancel last night’s meeting.

    Provided a quorum was present on Oct. 11, the council hosted some discussion on canceling due to fall break in the local school system.

    The council did vote to cancel a pair of more traditional meetings -- Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 27 for Christmas.

  • Hillview, business owner look at disputes over annexation of land

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview City Council has proposed an annexation, though the property owner shared consolidation concerns.
        The council approved a proposed annexation ordinance of 1.49 acres of unincorporated territory along E. Blue Lick Road, formerly the Old Custom Aluminum Building.
        Property owner Kenny Hester, addressing the council, said the property proposed for annexation was consolidated weeks prior with the rest of the surrounding property he owned. He requested a delay in passing the ordinance.