• Little Sweathearts looks to enrich children in expanded facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new childcare facility in Mount Washington hopes to teach its students more than just the colors of the rainbow.

    Little Sweethearts Child Development Center owner Tammy Klumb ran the center out of her home for nine years before deciding to expand.

    “With the love of children we have and wanting to better the community, we decided to go ahead and expand,” she said.

  • Hebron Estates will take whole tax

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It came with little discussion.

    It came quickly.

    And it will probably generate around $40,000 more each year for the Hebron Estates coffers.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission voted 4-0 to accept all 5 percent of the county’s insurance premium tax starting next summer.

    Previously, the city’s taking of 3 percent generated around $60,000 annually, according to attorney Mark Edison.

  • Work on odor in MW still doesn’t pass smell test

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — For nearly four years, the Mount Washington Water and Sewer Company has worked to clear the air on a smelly situation.

    According to Redbud Drive resident Barbara Saltsman, the efforts aren’t noticeable.

    Saltsman, who has lived nine houses down from the treatment plant since 1989, said that the smell prevents her children and grandchildren from visiting, doesn’t allow her to open her windows on cool evenings and makes going outside for long periods impossible.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rate to mean slight hike to payers

        LEBANON JUNCTION— Growing a city means growing tax rates. Lucky for the residents of Lebanon Junction, the increase is less than a hundredth of a penny.
        The 2017 real and personal property tax regulations allow the city to set the tax rate anywhere from 22.87 cents on each $100 to 22.08 cents on each $100 without further election. The 2016 rate was set at 22.03 cents on each $100, meaning a $100,000 home paid $220.30 in real and personal property taxes.

  • Hillview honors police officers, department

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview Police Department achieved accreditation this year, and the city acknowledged the effort.
        Members of the department were honored during a city council meeting, including the two officers selected as “Officer of the Year” over the past two years.
        Officer Elliott Clark received the 2015 award, with Det. Charles McWhirter recognized for 2016.

  • Write-in plus 14 bid for Shepherdsville seats

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Voters in the city of Shepherdsville may not have a mayor’s race this fall but they sure have a lot of choices in the race for town board.
        And the number of individuals seeking the six council seats on Nov. 8 has recently grown by one.
        Faith Portman, a former councilmember who had filed to run for the unexpired term of mayor Scott Ellis, is now taking on a tall task -- a write-in bid for city council.

  • Heavy turnout expected Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Youngsters at Roby Elementary were pretty eager to cast their ballot for the next president of the United States.
        And, according to the number of absentee ballots cast so far in Bullitt County, those of actual voting age are also pretty excited.
        With election day set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney described the absentee balloting as “very busy.”

  • Two look to land school board seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three seats are on the ballot for Bullitt County Public School Board.
        However, only one district will have a contested race.
        Lorraine McLaughlin will be unopposed in District 1 and Darrell Coleman faces no opponent in District 5.
        The race for District 2 will have Katherine Dozier and Diane Thompson running for the four-year term.
        Incumbent Roger Hayes will also be on the ballot but he has withdrawn and his votes will not count.

  • Belcher looks to claim 49th District

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It has been probably the most intriguing campaign Linda Belcher has faced in her quest to be state representative of the 49th District.
        Seeking her fourth term in office, Belcher is concentrating on her race, staying positive and not trying to answer some of the comments she’s heard and read.
        “We have been able to do a lot of positive things for Bullitt County,” said Belcher. “And we have a lot more things that we’d like to see completed.”

  • Johnson looks to claim 49th District

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Watching a campaign is a whole lot different than being the candidate participating in an election.
        If you don’t think so, just ask Dan Johnson.
        Johnson was selected by the Bullitt County Republican Party executive committee to fill the spot on ticket in the 49th District House of Representatives race.