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  • Contract Valid: Fire district to appeal judge’s ruling

     CLERMONT -- The contract signed between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. in 2013 is valid.

    That is according to a ruling from Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The latest dagger thrown in a year-long battle between the two entities will appealed.

    On Tuesday, Burress handed down his ruling in a lawsuit surrounding the Jan. 2, 2015, decision by the fire district board to decide the contract was invalid.

  • Sunview residents like nature, quiet; oppose rezoning of 64-acre tract

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents often move to Bullitt County to get away from things which are common in big cities.

    Many of the residents along Sunview Drive mentioned that same thing to members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission recently.

    However, despite their concerns, it appears they might have a few new neighbors in the future.

    C&M Renovations received a favorable recommendation from the planning commission to rezone 64 acres from Agriculture and Stream Valley Reserve to R-1 Residential.

  • City will meet on zonings, annex

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The notice has been posted and the legal requirements met for the Shepherdsville City Council to hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 4.

    The 9:30 a.m. meeting will be held to consider three items involving property owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises.

    First, the council will hear a second reading on an ordinance where the property owner is requesting annexation.

    The public can speak on that request.

    There will be no discussion on two first readings for rezoning on the properties off Chapeze Lane.

  • Legislators give vision into what new session in Frankfort may bring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three members of the county’s legislative delegation had an opportunity to speak.

    And, members of the community, had a chance to listen.

    State representatives Linda Belcher, James Tipton and Russell Webber were part of a forum hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Most of the discussion centered around what the legislators were predicting for the 2016 legislative session, which begins in January.

  • Lutes, former MW mayor, passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man who quietly played an important role in the development of Mount Washington and worked tireelessly to get funding to help a senior citizens facility has died.

    Ralph King Lutes, 87, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Baptist Health Louisville, when he succumbed to pneumonia related to end of life dementia. 

    He had resided at Green Meadows Health Care Center in Mount Washington for the past two years.

    Born Sept. 20, 1928, in Mount Washington, Lutes graduated from Mount Washington High School in 1947. 

  • LJ hopes to have traffic signal installed near I-65

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- For months, officials in the city of Lebanon Junction have been asking for a stoplight to be installed in front of the Speedway at the Interstate 65 South exit.

    Recently, Mayor Larry Dangerfield and interim police chief Terry Phillips met with a representative of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to discuss the possibility of the light.

    Unfortunately, for the family of Chris Statsmann, the light comes too late.

  • Special meeting set for Jan. 4 on annexation

     A special meeting of the Shepherdsville City Council will be held on Monday, Jan. 4., at 9:30 a.m.

    The official agenda now includes an annexation request for George Miller and Miller Enterprises, as well as the first readings of two rezoning requests of the Miller property.

    The property is located on Chapeze Lane and is currently slated for a rezoning decision by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

    The rezoning has drawn the ire of many residents along Chapeze Lane. The request to is make the entire tract IG General Industrial.

  • City requested to annex tracts off Chapeze

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A total of 131 acres of property off Chapeze Lane could become part of the corporate limits of Shepherdsville.

    But if the city doesn’t take final action before Jan. 5, the deal may be off.

    The property in question is owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises.

    The rezoning request to be heard by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Jan. 5 is to turn it all into IG General Industrial property.

  • Martin Hill Road bridge opened

    NICHOLS -- Residents of Bullitt County got an early Christmas present Wednesday with the re-opening of the KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) bridge. 

    Contract crews have been installing guardrail and pavement markings this week so the roadway could be opened to traffic on Wednesday.

    Construction was completed one week ahead of the December 30, 2015 project completion date.

    KY 1417 has been closed since flood water from Knob Creek washed away the bridge approach on April 3. 

  • AMAZON Fulfills Holiday dreams

    Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Shepherdsville donated hundreds of toys and new bikes to the Bullitt County Toys for Tots program.

    The local facility has over 2,000  full-time employees, as well as seasonal workers during the holiday period.