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  • 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.

  • Career, Resource Fair set for Wednesday for job seekers

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Seeking employment? Need access to community resources?

    They’re all at the Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

    Meet employers in a variety of business sectors at the Kentucky Career Center’s Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr., in Shepherdsville.

  • LJ action must be slow on dealing with nuisances

      LEBANON JUNCTION -- The cleanup has begun. 

    After passing a new nuisance ordinance, Lebanon Junction has their first complaint.

    Jimmy and Liz Lee brought pictures of their neighbor’s house that they said is a “dump” and needs to be cleaned up.

    “It really looks bad,” Jimmy said.

    He said the grass has not been cut in a long time, among other things.

    “You put in a new ordinance to take care of that right?” he asked.

    The council told them that they had.