• Court approves pay hike for electrical inspector position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Uncertainty over electrical inspections and the availability of inspectors may have been solved by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Debating over the past few months over pay to the replacement for retired electrical inspector Lawrence Froman came to a close last Tuesday.

    Without any public discussion and following a short closed door executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to promote Ronnie Blankenship to the lead electrical inspector at the rate of $52,500 per year.

  • Jamie’s Cakes and Pastries offers sweet treats in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Downtown Shepherdsville is in for a real treat with the addition of Jamie’s Cakes and Pastries.

    The new business opened in October at 341 S.Buckman Street, in the former Country Cupboard location.

    Co-owners Jamie Buskirk and her niece, Cortney Burden, run the family-owned establishment, with assistance from family employees including Buskirk’s mother and family matriarch Barbara Norris.

    Buskirk grew up in the Shepherdsville area and wanted to create a place where locals could relax and enjoy themselves.

  • Plan may eliminate 1 district judgeship in 2020

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There is a possibility that in 2022, Bullitt County could lose one of its two district judgeships.

    In the first redistricting plan for judicial districts in decades, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. presented members of the General Assembly something to consider when they meet in January.

    The change would occur in 2022 as that will be the next time all circuit court, family court and district court judges will be on the ballot.

  • Attorney attempts to have former SE Fire chair reinstated to seat after fiscal court’s dismissal

     CLERMONT - An attorney is asking that the county’s removal of a fire board chairman be overturned immediately.

    Maurice Byrne recently filed a motion seeking a summary judgment and the return of Thomas Kelly to the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board.

    He was removed by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Sept. 20, 2016.

    However, Byrne said that dismissal was improper.

  • Hunters Hollow gets ditch fixed; still worried about sewer issue

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Since the sewage plant explosion of 2014, the Hunters Hollow City Commission deals with bad news on a monthly basis.

    However, mayor Linda Parker changed up the city’s November business meeting with a bit of good news.

    “The ditch is fixed,” she announced.

    Parker referred to the ditchline work completed by RLH Rentals, which cleared and upgraded the city stream area, including mowing and filling in eroded holes.

  • Roberts to offer land for new VA hospital

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the dispute in Jefferson County over the location of the new Veterans Administration Hospital, another option will be offered on Tuesday.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced Friday that during the next fiscal court meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, she would offer to donate a tract of land currently owned by the county.

    The property, which would be approximately 42 acres in size, is located at the Highway 245 interchange off Interstate 65.

  • Surcharge back on PSC’s table

     HILLVIEW  -- Last Christmas, customers of the ill-fated Hunters Hollow sewer district were gifted with news that a proposed surcharge would not be imposed.

    However, sometime after this Christmas, the gift may be taken back.

    With authority granted by a U.S. District bankruptcy judge, creditors of Bullitt Utilities can ask the state Public Service Commission permission to impose a monthly surcharge.

  • Huffman fights to keep seat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Whether Michael Huffman is to be allowed to sit as a member of the Mount Washington Fire Protection Board will be determined by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    A legal dispute over the election of Huffman to the fire board was sought to clarify the situation over nepotism.

    Huffman’s attorney, Walter Sholar, and county attorney John Wooldridge, representing the fire district board, both said they saw no need for an oral argument.

    However, both were called upon by Burress to answer some questions about the case.

  • BBB Warns of Counterfeit Travelers Checks

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers and businesses of counterfeit American Express Travelers Checks that have been reported by a local Louisville WalMart. Two transactions were paid for with the fake travelers checks and totaled over $2,4000. The individual used twenty-four $100 checks which were not signed after giving them to the associate at the register. To take a look at these counterfeit checks, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/bbbkyin

  • Dog fight breaks out over shelter

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It resembled past battles over the years in Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Volunteers and patrons at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter once again descended upon elected officials Tuesday and a verbal dogfight erupted.

    Upset by the conduct shown toward the public and the animals by Bullitt County animal control officer Mark Williams, demands for change echoed through the courtroom.

    What also echoed through the chambers was some very person comments.