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  • Mount Washington looks at total money needed to borrow for projects

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Mount Washington currently has a lot of projects happening and those projects cost a lot of money.

    The city is borrowing $6.5 million from First Citizens Bank of Mount Washington through a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) to assist with the projects until the finalized bond is drawn up.

    Because the final bond amount needed is uncertain at this pointing time, the BAN allows the city to borrow what they think they’ll need until three-fourths of the project is finished, 

  • Work Ready certification will have to wait another year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It doesn’t appear that Bullitt County will get its certification as a Work Ready community this year.

    At a recent committee meeting, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said two educational measures couldn’t be met by the March 15 filing deadline.

    But by just the smallest of margins.

    In the area of high school graduation rate, Bullitt County’s mark of 88.8 percent was just shy of the 88.9 percent goal.

  • Dollar General may be coming to property in Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- The  newest Dollar General store might be coming to a corner close to you in northern Bullitt County.

    Brookland Realty Co. received a favorable recommendation on rezoning 2.43 acresat the corner of Old Preston Highway and John Harper Highway.

    It is a tract of property that was recently created by the construction of new Preston Highway.

    According to an attorney representing the applicant, the request to go from B-1 Highway Business to B-2 Central Business was justified due to the changes caused by the new roadway.

  • Same property involved in two lawsuits

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A large tract of property which garnered much attention is now part of two lawsuits.

    One lawsuit has been filed by the property owner against Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The other is a lawsuit filed by a concerned group of citizens against the city which voted to annex the property.

    In the lawsuit of Miller Enterprises versus Bullitt Fiscal Court, attorney Tammy Baker alleges that the rezoning request on two tracts of property was done arbitrarily, captiously and inconsistent with the law.

  • Chapeze residents ask planners to protect tourist area

      CLERMONT -- Seeing what can happen to a community, members of the Chapeze area are asking Bullitt County planners to consider some changes for the future.

    William Kidd, a member of the South East Bullitt Community, appeared before the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to talk about future uses of property.

    Kidd asked the planners to declare property east of Interstate 65 along Chapeze Road as a tourist corridor.

    He said there should not be any industrial development along the road due to its tourist nature.

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS: MW seeks county’s help to clean up community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Thousands of visitors will be in Bullitt County this July as Homearama will make its first stop in the community.

    River Crest subdivision off Bogard Lane will have dozens of homes open for the public to see as part of the annual Building Industry of Louisville signature event.

    With this in mind, Mount Washington officials are looking to Bullitt County leaders to help put on the best face possible.

  • If there was snow this winter, Pioneer Village was prepared

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village City Council has the city prepared for snow business, and helping out a neighboring city to boot.

    The council unanimously approved mayor Gary Hatcher’s purchase of a Henderson 2-cubic-yard salt spreader at a cost of $6,800.

    According to Hatcher, the spreader fits into the back of any dump truck. Because of the purchase, the council could surplus its current truck, a Dodge 2000 model.

    City attorney Mark Edison said the nearby city of Hunters Hollow was interested in purchasing the Dodge truck.

  • Hillview will allow county to pick up stray animals

     HILLVIEW - One way or another, the issue of picking up stray animals in the City of Hillview has apparently gone to the dogs.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the repeal of city animal control warden and dog warden positions could take place by next month, with the first reading of the repeal scheduled for the city council’s March 21 business meeting.

    According to Eadens, repealing the legal positions would mean the city would not legally offer animal collection services, which would require Bullitt County Animal Control to respond to calls within the city.

  • Ideas plentiful for uses at Roby property

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --At one time, Bullitt County had ball fields which were busy all the time.

    They hosted national tournaments.

    But times have changed.

    With the construction of the new Roby Elementary taking the large baseball and softball fields, as well as concessions and rest room facilities, usage of the remaining fields has dwindled.

    The question posed by members of the Bullitt County Parks Commission was simple -- what would be the best uses of the remaining property?

  • Fireworks dealers feel Hillview plan goes too far

     HILLVIEW -- If the intent of the city’s proposed ordinance was to do away with all portable tent sales during the Fourth of July, mission may be accomplished.

    Several owners of tents located in the city of Hillview each summer came to voice their concerns over the council’s proposed ordinance regulating temporary businesses.

    While those who spoke during the recent caucus session understood the desire for more control, none felt the proposed ordinance was fair.