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  • MW begins new trash collection schedule

     MOUNT WASHIGTON - Local officials hope a new adjustment to their trash pickup will help alleviate traffic problems on Highway 44.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun told the Mount Washington City Council recently that one bide had been received.

    Rumpke, the current city hauler, submitted the lone bid.

    However, the rates have gone up.

    Laurie Probus, a representative from Rumpke, told the council the franchise fee has increased the cost.

    Residents can expect to see an $2.70 increase on their monthly trash/recycling bill starting July 1.

  • Amazon adds 500 full-time jobs to Shepherdsville operations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The jobs creation train continues on a steady track in the city of Shepherdsville.

    On Monday, officials with Amazon announced that 500 new full-time positions would be created at its Shepherdsville fulfillment facilities off Cedar Grove Road.

    The hirings are due to a need to meet growing customer demand.

    The jobs will offer competitive wages, as well as a sound benefits package.

  • Mayor gets to break tie vote on new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the skin of its teeth, the Shepherdsville city budget passed.

    A split vote by the city council was broken by Mayor Scott Ellis’ approval vote, putting the budget ordinance into place for the 2014-15 fiscal year beginning July 1.

    The council hosted special budget workshop meetings in April with leaders of various city agencies to determine individual budgets. By the night of the second reading and vote, however, not all council members were pleased.

  • Budget showdown set for Wednesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budgetary clock is counting down for Bullitt County officials.

    With a deadline of Monday, June 30, looming for passage of a budget, county officials will gather on Wednesday.

    On the table is a $22.7 million budget.

    Magistrates, who have traditionally provided changes in advance of the final reading, offered nothing concrete at the June 17 regular meeting.

    Magistrate Bob Hunt, who said he would have his changes in by the June 11 deadline, said he had none.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Door-To-Door Sales Scams

     In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there are also scammers out there “posing” as these honest sales people.

  • Welcome to Chamber

      LOUISVILLE - With Bullitt Bowl long gone due to Preston Highway's lane widening, Fern Valley Strike and Spare invites Bullitt Countians to head up for 44 lanes of bowling fun.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for its new member, located at the corner of Fern Valley Rd. and Shepherdsville Rd.

    Owner/general manager Jack McCarthy hopes to offer everyone fun at areasonable cost, especially with summer fast approaching.

    "We felt like we could offer something different at affordable rates," he said.

  • Local winner in state contest

     Terri Hammond decided to open up a new checking account at Forcht Bank, located in the Hillview Kroger.

    Little did she know that at the end of a 12-market promotion by Forcht Bank branches throughout the state that she would be a winner. A big winner. Jason Stuecker presented Hammond with $2,600 in gift cards.

    The promotion provided gasoline for a year for one lucky winner. That winner happened to be Hammond, a customer of the local bank.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Summer Vacation Scams

     Headed on a summer vacation? Whether to the beach, on a cruise, or something closer to home, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) encourages travelers to use caution when making plans, booking hotels, and navigating unfamiliar destinations. Taking the right precautions ahead of time could save you time and money!

    BBB warns there are many potential scams during the vacation planning process and the trip itself.

    Planning:

  • Grand Opening

     Sayeed Rahim recently opened the doors officially to his 2-R Insurance Group - Allstate Insurance operation.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony recently at the business located on 3394 Burkland Boulevard, just east of Preston Highway.

    2-R Insurance offers all types of insurance, including life, property and health.

    For more information or to contact the business, call 955-1240 or email the owner at sayeed.rahim@allstate.com.

  • Frustrations lead to resignation of mayor in city of Fox Chase

     FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council have heard two resignation letters in three months, one from its city clerk and the latest belonging to its mayor.

    Bill Broughton will officially step down from the position effective June 16, per his resignation presented to the council during its June meeting.

    A former council member, Broughton served the city since 2001, elected mayor in 2010. In his letter, he said he enjoyed his role as a public servant until two years ago.