• First facility for homeless will be limited use site

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County will have a new facility that can handle some of those who are homeless.

    However, neighbors were at first surprised to hear the news and then were quickly outraged.

    Bullitt County Housing First has purchased a home on West Shannon Lane off Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

    While chairperson Rob Beckett said the home will not be a shelter for anyone to walk in and stay, neighbors attending a recent meeting were still upset.

  • MW council listens to medical marijuana talk

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A hot topic across the country found its way to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The debate over whether marijuana should be approved for distribution has been around for decades.

    However, recent studies have shown the health benefits to certain disease like epilepsy and post traumatic stress disorder.

    Chris McMillan spoke to the council to update them on House Bill 166 and Senate Bill 80, both currently in discussion during the general assembly, and to ask them to pass a resolution supporting the bills.

  • More pay could help Hillview retain, hire officers

     HILLVIEW -- Police chief Bill Mahoney knows the trend. And, it is one he is not particularly fond of.

    The ability to retain or to recruit experienced police officers is getting tougher and tougher.

    With the concerns over the pension program and with less individuals interested in going into the profession, police officers are becoming more valuable.

    And, that “more valuable” means that salary levels are becoming more important.

  • Election fields now set

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are some large fields and some not-so-large fields as the primary filing deadline has passed.

  • Shepherdsville audit reveals repeat offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Members of the current Shepherdsville City Council recently got a glimpse into concerns which came to light during a special audit of its financial books ending June 30, 2016.

    In January, the members were advised of the financial findings of a regular annual audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

    In both, concerns over at least a couple of issues were pointed out by separate auditing firms.

  • Deadline Tuesday to file for office; fields begin to fill

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you want to get on the ballot for the the 2018 election, you better hurry.

    The fields continue to grow as the 4 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 30, approaches.



    The top race on the ticket remains the quest for Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is being challenged by Jerry Summers.

    On the Democratic ticket, Tony Thompson is the lone person to sign up.

  • Hebron Estates reworks rules on signage in city limits

     HEBRON ESTATES - Three new ordinances in January was a good sign of things to come for the Hebron Estates City Commission.

    A new ordinance updating regulations on signs posted within city limits was unanimously approved by the commission.

    The amended ordinance detailed rules and regulations for signs being placed within city limits. All property owners must acquire a permit from the city for any displayed signs.

    Also, all information regarding the signs, including size, color, exact placement, must be presented.

  • Hillview police contracted to provide help in Fox Chase

     FOX CHASE - Police protection in a city without a police department can lead to issues.

    The City of Fox Chase recently employed constable James Scrogham to perform speed patrols within city limits.

    However, mayor Owen Taylor announced that Scrogham was resigning his duties due to health issues.

    Taylor informed the city council that an agreement was reached with the city of Hillview, allowing its police department to provide patrols within Fox Chase.

  • BBB Warning: Beware of Super Bowl ticket scams

     Now that the teams have been chosen for this year’s big game, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about possible ticket fraud.

    The secondary market can be great for non-season ticket holders, occasional fans, or those making a last-minute decision to see the big game, but to avoid disappointment, make sure your tickets are legitimate.

    BBB offers the following tips for safe ticket purchases:

  • Council approves community position

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — During a special meeting in December, three members of the Shepherdsville City Council walked out.

    In January, the council presented a unanimous vote on the same issue.

    While there are items involving the public works department still to be decided, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 5-0 (Lisa Carter was absent due to illness) to create the position of community planning and development director.

    The creation of the position ends months of discussions. It is part of the overall pay and personnel classification ordinance.