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  • Vandalism slows installation of park water fountains

    By Stephanie Jessie
    Staff Writer
        LEBANON JUNCTION— Those wanting a refreshing drink while playing at the city park will have to wait until the vandalism stops.
        According to councilmember Connie Jackson, the city park was recently vandalized by a group of girls.
        Although there are security cameras that show the girls doing damage to the tables under the pavilion at around 5:30 p.m., the camera quality is too low to show their faces.

  • Over 100 new jobs coming to Rue La La facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The growing employee base centered in the Cedar Grove Business Park continues to increase.

    On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority granted preliminary approval for $2.25 million in tax credits for an existing business to expand.

    Retail Convergence.com, which has Rue La La as part of its umbrella of companies, will had 102 more jobs over the course of the next two years.

  • Hillview police get high marks as goal still accreditation

     HILLVIEW -- Over the past year, the Hillview Police Department has come a long way.

    And, if you doubt that, just ask officials at the Kentucky League of Cities who are grading the papers of the local police department.

    Police chief William Mahoney presented police department accreditation test scores through the Kentucky League of Cities.

    According to Mahoney, the department’s score dropped significantly after 2011, following stringent additions to the testing process.

  • Public meeting to show plans for new interchanges on I-65 in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will host a public meeting regarding proposed improvements to the existing Interstate 65 interchange at KY 480 in Shepherdsville and designs for a new interchange south of KY 480 in Bullitt County.

    The meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 2, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The meeting will be an open house format where citizens can stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m.

  • Board feels range for shooting lessons off-the-mark in MW; denies CU permit

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents along Bleemel Lane will not have to worry about the opening of an indoor shooting range.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to deny a conditional-use permit for Barbara Noll.

    Noll’s son was planning to use an existing building on her property to teach concealed carry weapons classes.

    Her son, Matt, said that it was his plan to maybe give lessons 1-2 times per month with seven people present at any one time.

  • Hardaway Memorial Scholarship

     Miranda Rippy of Bullitt Central High was recently awarded the Hardaway Memorial Scholarship from First Harrison Bank.

    This continues the tradition started by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Rippy will receive a $1,500 scholarship that will go toward her studies at Morehead State University. She will major in education.

  • Fire groups battle over money will continue until June

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxes paid by property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have not been turned over to the contracted fire department.

    Now most of those funds will be placed in a court-appointed banking account as the controversy between the fire district board and the fire department rages on.

    The two parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court Wednesday after the fire department filed a claim seeking the release of the tax dollars collected last year.

  • Mount Washington to help preserve Lloyd House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With all the focus on future development of the city, the Mount Washington city council is doing their part to preserve the past, too.

    The James M. Lloyd House was donated to the Mount Washington Historical Society in 1989 by Kenneth R. Lutes in memory of his with, Anita Ann Dooley Lutes, the great-granddaughter of James M. Lloyd.

    Since the donation, the historical society has used the house as a meeting place, a research center and a museum dedicated to preserving and educating others on the history of Mount Washington.

  • Pioneer Village police stop results in local drug raid

     HEBRON ESTATES -- There is no such thing as a small town any more.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said one of his officers recently made a routine traffic stop.

    The next thing you know, a man is arrested with two warrants outstanding.

    He is also a major drug dealer in the region.

    When stopped, Pioneer Village police seized $3,000 in drugs and another $8,000 in cash.

  • Pioneer Village switches garbage collectors for next four years

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Residents in Pioneer Village now know where their trash will be going for the next four years.

    The Pioneer Village City Council approved a four-year bid with Waste Management for trash collection within the city limits from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2020.

    Waste Management was selected over Rumpke, the only other company to submit a bid.