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  • Tax rate will go to maximum amount

     CLERMONT — Property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have had the benefit of very low tax rates.

    However, the tax rate will increase to the maximum of 10 cents on $100 of assessed property.

    A $100,000 home will now cost $100 for property owners.

    With a large surplus of funds in the bank, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board lowered the rates.

    When tax bills are sent out by the sheriff’s office in September, the new rate will be included.

  • Contract only five years; mediation over litigation

     CLERMONT — When the fire protection district was formed in 1979, a contract was established.

    Simply put, a fire district board was formed to collect tax dollars from property owners.

    That money would be turned over each year to the fire department.

    Over the years, the contract has been amended and interpretations have been given.

    Over two years ago, with the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department under immense heat, a legal challenge to that contract was made.

  • Mayor has plenty of plans for Shepherdsville budget; special meeting Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a general fund budget increasing by approximately $200,000 in the upcoming fiscal year, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has a few places he would like the council to spend it.

    On Monday, Hockenbury presented the first reading and mayor’s  address on the 2017-18 budget.

    But, before council members are ready to put their stamp of approval, there will be a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, to discuss any final changes.

  • Team working on fire contract loses member at end of month

     CLERMONT — As the two parties grow closer to a contract agreement, there will be a new player on the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board in July.

    Despite a request to reappoint current chairman Marty Brown, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to appoint Frank Hettinger to the fire board.

    After several years of conflict, an agreement could happen within the next month on a contract between the fire district board and the Southeast Bullitt fire department board.

  • Fox Chase members listen to variety of concerns raised by city resident

    FOX CHASE – In the past decade, various cities within the county have discovered that they may not be receiving all of their due tax collection payments.

    Some cities, primarily smaller cities in the county’s north end, have residents with official addresses reading Shepherdsville or Louisville, despite being in their own incorporated boundaries.

    Many cities have tried alerting residents to check their insurance premiums and contact their providers regarding such a situation.

  • BBB Warning: Sheriff’s Office scam calls

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is issuing an alert regarding scam calls claiming to be with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office. One consumer has reported a loss of $2,000 (two thousand dollars).

  • Court not quite ready to invest in 16-camera system at shelter

    CLERMONT -- There might be a need for cameras at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    But, there might not be a need for 16 cameras.

    Staff and volunteers at the shelter hope that with some new bids, a decision could be made at the June 20 meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Angie Greenup, assistant director of the shelter, said that there is a great need to have the security cameras in place.

    Recently, there was an incident at the shelter that could have been documented if the camera system was in place.

  • MW budget has plenty of work in financial plan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The 2017-18 fiscal year in Mount Washington begins at the end of the month and includes a city hall transition, community enhancement projects, more speed signs, updates to the senior center and help with controlling the city’s odor.

    Put together largely by city treasurer Peggy Brinkman, the Mount Washington City Council met recently to discuss in more detail the upcoming budget. It was read for the first time at the last city council meeting and will be voted on at the next meeting on June 12.

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  • MW receives $500,000 to improve its pathways

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Development on a safer way to travel through town without a vehicle can now begin thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Mount Washington was awarded $500,000 from the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to begin work on a multi-use pathway on North Bardstown Road.