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  • Familiar face to lead planning office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A familiar face will return to fill the role as planning administrator for Bullitt County.

    Roanne Hammond, who retired a year ago as administrator, was rehired for the position by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will earn a salary of $50,000. She was also given two weeks of vacation.

    Hammond will return to work on Feb. 2.

    After Brian Richardson resigned last spring, the county had not been able to fill the position.

  • Lebanon Jct. proud owner of its own community center

     LEBANON JUNCTION — The city of Lebanon Junction is the proud owner to three tracts of property.

    And the crown jewel is the community center next to Daddios Pizza.

    Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield said that the city was given the Reynolds estate on Railroad Avenue.

    The property was in disrepair and the family was not interested in bringing it up to standards.

    Public Works foreman Chaz Sullivan said the old house has already been torn down.

  • Panera Bread to open eatery in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – First, there was a Wal-Mart built in Shepherdsville.

    And, then, Starbucks hit the scene.

    By the end of the year, Panara Bread should be open for business.

    However, Bullitt County Board of Adjustment member Donna Etherton was looking for a much quicker opening.

    Attorney Eric Farris, representing Dixie Highway Development, successfully secured four variances from the board during its January meeting.

  • Foundation gives over $10,000 to schools

     Students in eight schools will benefit from over $10,000 in grants awarded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The largest award of $1,835 was granted to Mt. Washington Middle School curriculum coach Kim Lesher for Let’s Make and Build.

  • Director to appeal suspension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The man on the hot seat of recent complaints over his actions as director of Bullitt County Animal Control did not speak on Tuesday.

    But, he will have an opportunity to address at least the actions — which resulted in a recent four-day suspension — during an appeal hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m.

    Mark Williams sat through another round of complaints during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. He did not argue the concerns and, under county employee policies, Williams cannot talk with the media.

  • Shepherdsville meetings back to Monday?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are a regular attendee of the Shepherdsville City Council, you might have to realign your schedules.

    For nearly two years, the Shepherdsville City Council has met on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

    Starting soon, that meeting night may revert back to its original home on Mondays.

    A first reading was heard to return to the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

    The meeting time of 6:30 p.m. would remain, as would the meeting place — Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Pioneer Village in store for new location of storage units

     PIONEER VILLAGE - While police continue to investigate recent thefts at a local storage facility, future units could be on their way to Pioneer Village.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a proposed rezoning ordinance for 6.5 acres of property located off John Harper Highway from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.

  • BBB warns of tax scams

     Submitted by Mindy Eaton, Director of Communication & Marketing, BBB

  • Council jumps into budget questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In their first meeting, council members in Shepherdsville jumped right into several budget issues.

    Most importantly, council members wanted answers.

    Bob Ryan, the city’s watchdog on the finances, was in the firing line of questions.

    Mike Hubbard inquired about the city’s financial ability to handle insurance coverage to council members.

    By law, council members are eligible to be covered by the city’s insurance policies.

  • Smoking ban in cars may be repealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The ordinance which held occupants responsible if they were smoking with a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle could be in jeopardy.

    Stacy Dawson Cline, in her first meeting back on the Shepherdsville City Council, asked whether the ordinance passed over the summer could be repealed.

    City attorney Walter Sholar said that all he needs is direction from the council and one of the six must sponsor the ordinance.

    Cline said she would request Sholar look at repealing the ordinance.