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  • Pioneer Village works out deal to purchase additional property

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Becknell Hall campus in the city of Pioneer Village will now be expanded.

    The city council approved a resolution for a loan through Community Bank and Trust to purchase over eight acres of property connecting to the current city hall property.

    The resolution allows for an annual loan, totaling $180,000, to be issued by mayor Gary Hatcher.

    According to Hatcher, the adjoining property would allow for expansion of both government facilities and the city police headquarters, as well as more room for play areas and civic events.

  • City to have larger role in road project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A proposed road project that could solve many of the ills on Cedar Grove Road may cost a little more money than  some city officials may have realized.

    But, the project is still one that economic developers feel is vital to the continued growth of the community.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, came prepared to speak about the update to the Cedar Grove expansion project.

  • City police will now have weapon to help save lives on drug issues

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens knows first-hand the effects of drug use in the community.

    Members of the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) and the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition also know the first-hand dangers.

    Together, they have made it possible for the Hillview Police Department to be more effective in their fight, allowing trained officers to carry and implement a product that combats drug overdoses prior to EMS arrival.

  • Husband, wife team up for a tasty new business in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Tummy rumbling for breakfast? 

    Try out Mount Washington’s newest go-to breakfast and lunch spot -- Maggie Mae’s Cafe.

    Run by the husband-and-wife team, Jordan and Taylor Hughes, the cafe opened last month and serves breakfast, lunch and lattes.

    Taylor said she was at a transition point in her life.

    “I worked a sales job for six years and made decent money, but I hated it,” she said.

  • Little Rick’s in LJ joins Chamber of Commerce

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Little Rick’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate jointing the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The location has been open for three years at 117 Plaza Park Blvd. just off of Highway 61.

    The restaurant feature a wide variety of menu items including burgers, ribs and fish.

    Owners Rick Clark Sr. and Jr. boasted many televisions on site for sporting events, and keno is available for patrons to play.

  • Shoppers encouraged to hop around to MW businesses

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Keep those dollars local.

    Next week the Mount Washington Main Street program will host its first 2015 Summer Shop Hop from Tuesday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 1.

    There will be 10 local businesses that will participate: Country Vogue, Game Day Graphics, Cordial Lee, Cindy’s Consignments, James Jewel Box, Missy K’s Boutique & Consignments, Busy Lady Quilt Shop, Amanda’s Creations Florist, Mt. Washington Florist and Sweet Sprinkles Bakery.

  • Residents concerned over zoning of old Brooks School

     HILLVIEW - Some Hillview residents believe that a new trucking company moving into the city would cause an increase in noise, among other issues.

    Those residents made their own noise for the Hillview City Council during a public information hearing at the city’s government center.

    Summitt Trucking, LLC, based in Clarksville, Ind., is seeking to purchase the old Brooks Elementary property in hopes of moving part of their business into Kentucky.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission offered a favorable recommendation.

  • Hillview budget will carry over less than before

     HLLVIEW - It was a long fiscal year for the Hillview City Council, but the city has officially approved its 2015-16 budget.

    The council unanimously approved the budget, with less funding carried over from the previous year.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the general fund carryover of $148,000, down substantially from last year’s carryover of $303,000, was due to more back taxes, money given back to the county involving insurance tax, and continuation of annexation upgrades.

  • Armstrong named president of Kentucky Derby Museum

     LOUISVILLE - A native of Mount Washington will be the new president of the Kentrucky Derby Museum.

    Mr. Brad Rives, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Museum, announced that that with Lynn Ashton’s retirement after 20 years of service,  Patrick Armstrong will be the museum’s new president effective Aug. 10, 2015.

    Patrick will be the fifth president in the museum’s 30-year history. 

  • Beam Distilling has its own distributors’ walk of fame

     CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.