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  • Trucking firm may buy school

     HILLVIEW - The new Ohio River bridge will be a great benefit in terms of the flow of traffic on Interstate 65.

    And it already appears to be an economic benefit for Bullitt County.

    If the Hillview City Council follows the favorable recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission, there will be a new employer who will occupy the old Brooks Elementary School.

    The Bullitt County Public School Finance Corporation and Summitt Trucking received the commission’s blessing to rezone 15 acres to IL Light Industrial.

  • Trio of roads to be paved by state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Several roads are slated for resurfacing work through the state’s rural secondary program.

    But the amount of work to be done will be less than in the past.

    Funded primarily through the gas tax, state projects are planned in all the counties.

    Matt Bullock, chief engineer for the Fifth District of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, outlined to Bullitt Fiscal Court the projects and gave an update on some other projects funded through other sources.

  • Skate park location still not keen to all

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While some skaters and bikers may be excited about the construction of the new BMX/skate park, it is still raising some concern from local residents that live near the proposed location.

    Tom Burks said he did not like that the bike park would be located between a residential area.

    He said he thought there would be a lot of injuries and there’s only one emergency exit.

    Burks said he’s lived there for nine years and sees the park continually used by young women and children and grandparents with their children.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams

      Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have served. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.

    As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off of the military.

  • MW has money to spend in budget

     

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After years of doing little to address infiltration problems with its sewer system, local officials plan to spend about $5 million on the issue in its new 2015-16 budget.

    “We should’ve started this six to seven years ago,” said City Treasurer Peggy Brinkman.

    The sewer department will work on replacing 8,000 feet of sewer lines and manholes and do sewer taps on Meadowview Drive (which will also affect customers on Evans Lane, Valley Drive and Fairlaine Drive) expected cost is $438,608.

  • Plenty of outdoor fun at Wholesale ATV

                LEBANON JUNCTION - A new company is bringing more recreational wheels to Lebanon Junction and the Bullitt County area.

                Wholesale ATV is open for business at its newest location, the first in Kentucky.

  • Rezoning sought for former Brooks Elementary site

     HILLVIEW -- For several years, the old Brooks Elementary School has sat vacant.

    But there is a potential buyer for the property located on East Blue Lick Road.

    However, a provision is that the property must be properly zoned.

    The first hurdle to clear will be on Thursday, May 14, when a rezoning request is considered by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The Hillview City Council would make the final decision.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit opens branch in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Wal-Mart opened its supercenter doors in Shepherdsville in March, one of the  businesses occupying space in the retail giant was Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    To celebrate the opening of its 15th branch location, Fort Knox Credit officials recently held a ribbon-cutting of their own.

    Manager Teresa Clark and her staff welcomed the community to the ribbon-cutting festivities.

    With the goal of  helping people improve their financial lives, Fort Knox officials were all on hand to meet the local officials.

  • City OKs support for new road

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A split vote will lead to a new access road splitting the Cedar Grove Industrial Park, along with new interstate access and the opportunity of future business growth.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to approve a plan presented by Bullitt County Economic Development Authority that included a new access road for the industrial park connecting to Interstate 65 and Preston Highway.

    EDA director John Snider presented the plan to the council, along with the arguments for getting the development underway as quickly as possible.

  • Hillview Wal-Mart plans lot of ways to raise money for kids

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview Wal-Mart is offering well wishes to Kosair and the Children's Miracle Network.

    Wal-Mart zone manager Darlene Ready said the store's goal was to raise $30,000 for Kosair Children's Hospital, with a wishing well created at a store entrance for donations made by shoppers.

    The store will host two Saturday carnivals in the next month, May 16 and June 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring cake walks, ring toss, plinko, duck pond, sucker tree, karaoke, colored hairspray and a Tarot reader.