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  • Sanitation District gets OK, moves to hike rates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to allow the Bullitt County Sanitation District to set its own rates — with some limits.

    Two days later, the board did just that.

    Customers of the BCSD will soon see a 12 percent increase to their bills. On average, the increase would be less than $3 a month.

    District manager Jerry Kennedy said he was worried when he entered the fiscal courtroom on Tuesday and the seats were nearly full.

  • Fox Chase rezones property for commercial purposes

    FOX CHASE - The City of Fox Chase is open for business.

    The city commission approved an ordinance at their January business meeting to rezone 5.06 acres of land owned by James Robards.

    The property, located adjacent to Hebron Presbyterian Church, would be rezoned from R-1 Residential to B-1 Business.

    The council approved the ordinance with certain business restrictions that were discussed at the December business meeting, including no allowance of a methadone clinic, halfway house, adult-themed businesses or drug rehabilitation centers.

  • Residents voice concern but work to continue using residential street

     CEDAR GROVE — Residents will have another six months to ensure construction activities along Meadowland Trail.

    In a heated confrontation that started in the hallway before Bullitt Fiscal Court began its recent meeting, Active Heroes won their battle to extend an encroachment permit.

    Much to the dismay of residents who attended the Feb. 7 meeting, fiscal court members voted unanimously to allow work on the camp facility for veterans.

    According to Troy Bochum, executive director of Active Heroes, a retreat is currently under construction.

  • Growth in business leads owners to find bigger quarters in Bullitt

     BARDSTOWN JUNCTION - Co-owners Paula Blankenship and Craig Cameron painted their way into a corner and then into their current business.

    The founders and owners of Heirloom Traditions have purchased and renovated the site of the former Grace Memorial Baptist Church along Highway 61 near Chapeze Lane. The business relocated from  rental facility in Prospect.

    “We had to move in while we were remodeling,” Blankenship said.

  • Hebron Estates gets insurance plan in place

     HEBRON ESTATES - Not long after switching the city’s insurance tax rate collection through the county from 3 to 5 percent, the Hebron Estates City Commission approved an insurance premiums surcharge ordinance.

    The new ordinance affects the levy of license fees imposed on insurance companies representing city residents.

    According to the ordinance, a 5 percent fee, based on life and health insurance policy premiums collected within the city, will be imposed.

  • 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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