• FFA group wants to grow word about farming

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Future Farmers of America (FFA) is looking to spread the word about a part of a community’s past before it is totally gone.

    The local chapter requested assistance from the Mount Washington City Council to help preserve the community’s past role in the field of agriculture.

    And they are looking to spread the word about the importance of an industry which is dying away.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams after flooding

     The Better Business Bureau is warning those who want to help flood victims in South Carolina and neighboring states to beware of scammers and fake charities. After a natural disaster, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from those who want to help.

    Here are some tips from BBB:

    ·       Donate to well-known charities. Beware of charities that spring up overnight. Check out a charity at bbb.org/charity.

  • Views mixed on development along Highway 245

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How should the Highway 245 corridor between Interstate 65 and the Nelson County line develop in the future?

    That is the question being tackled by a committee formed by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    For its second meeting, committee chair Larry Watkins was met with a not-so-happy crowd.

    But, at the end of the day, Watkins said he really didn’t care if anything was done to set up restrictions for future development.

  • Dog grooming business gets permission to open in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- A veteran dog groomer’s desire to open her own business once again got one step closer to reality.

    Ann Murphy received a needed variance from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    However, the unanimous vote of the board brought with it several conditions.

    Murphy’s plan is to open the grooming shop at 890 N. Bardstown Road.

    With 25 years of experience and owning several past shops, Murphy was ready to do it once again.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s October 2015 Hot Topics

  • LJ fire department unveils rescue truck

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Residents can feel a little safer thanks to the Lebanon Junction Fire Department’s newest addition.

    The department bought a new-to-them rescue truck that has four doors and can carry six people and equipment.

    The truck cost just under $43,000, fire chief Todd Crady said.

  • Court takes ‘guarded’ attack at AC, mold problems at jail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an aging building that has some issues not able to be seen by the naked eye, local officials are wrestling over how to best handle the situation at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Maintenance supervisor Bill Cates came to fiscal court with a specific request -- to replace one of the failing heating and air conditioning units.

    What he got was a directive to go get more prices.

  • Hillview tax rate rises as way to add revenue to pay debts

     HILLVIEW - In an effort to prove that it is trying to generate funds in order to pay off a $15 million lawsuit, Hillview city officials agreed to take the 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    But the vote was not unanimous.

    Councilmembers Kim Whitlock, David Conn, Lisa Boggs and Randall Hill voted to increase the real property tax rate. Councilmembers Karen Johnson and JoAnn Wick were opposed.

    Under the approved proposal, the real property rate will be 12.14 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Hester says no to methadone clinic

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Kenny Hester walked into a community center full of people who were not pleased about what they had been hearing.

    Thoughts of a methadone clinic in their back yard was not something they wanted to see.

    But, the long-time businessman was able to quickly ease most of their concerns.

    Kentuckiana Comprehensive Treatment Center was listed in planning commission records as the business which would locate in a 10,000-square-foot building.

  • Could you pay more for meals in Mount Wash. in the future?

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Could customers eating in Mount Washington restaurants soon be paying a little more for their meals?

    Mayor Barry Armstrong ended the last Mount Washington City Council meeting with something for the members to talk about: bringing a restaurant and hotel tax to the city.

    “We are expecting a growth in restaurants and there have been questions about hotels coming here,” Armstrong said.