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  • No jail for jailer; contempt dismissed

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County jailer will not have to serve time in her own facility.
        A special judge from Hardin Circuit Court ruled on Friday that jailer Martha Knox had not been in contempt of an order to mandate that she move emergency protective orders to an electronic format.
        Acting upon the wishes of the entire 55th Judicial District, Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour brought contempt charges against Knox.

  • Nichols Branch Library?

                    NICHOLS -- There really didn’t seem to be any doubt that the residents of the Nichols community would have a library facility.
        The only question seemed to be when that might happen.
        About 50 people attended a public forum recently to discuss with Bullitt County Public Library officials the possibility of a facility to serve their portion of the county.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Matthew

     Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning those who want to help victims of Hurricane Matthew to be cautious when giving money or other assistance to charities. Fundraising efforts are already showing up on crowdfunding sites like Gofundme.com. While some efforts are legitimate, others are scammers posing as fake charities to take advantage of those who want to help.

  • Velocity 65 to bring investment of $175 million to community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you have an investment of over $175 million, you don’t necessarily have to wait for a formal groundbreaking to get dirt moving.

    As local officials gathered with members of the Browning Investments team to “officially” break ground on Velocity 65 Trade Center, bulldozers were busy in the background on the 260-acre development.

    It was all smiles on Monday as the shovels were used to throw some dirt.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s October 2016 Hot Topics

  • Shepherdsville will slightly lower property tax bills for coming year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Ever so slightly, property owners in Shepherdsville will get a break on the taxes.
        The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-1 to lower its real estate property tax rate from 14 cents to 13.9 cents per $100 of assessed property.
        For a $100,000 home, the tax bill would reduce from $140 to $139.
        Those with personal property, such as automobiles, will see a decrease from 14 cents to 13.6 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Fiscal court tables requests by cities for interlocal agreement on projects

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two municipalities hoping to get some work done by the county road department will have to wait a little longer.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court tabled a pair of interlocal agreements with the cities of Mount Washington and Hillview.
        County attorney John Wooldridge said the court could table both proposals as they were not complete.
        Missing from both documents was an amount to be paid for the work to be completed.

  • Fiscal Court turns down first attempt to hire new planning administrator

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It appeared that there was a candidate to fill the vacant seat of planning administrator in Bullitt County.
        However, that appointment was not approved by members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        A panel interviewed four candidates for the planning administrator’s position, which was left vacant with the resignation of Brian Richardson.
        Deputy judge Lisa Craddock said the candidate who resides in Virginia was “heads and shoulders” above those interviewed.

  • Council able to work out vote to select new mayor

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It may have been a task many didn’t believe could happen.
        But, with a standing room only crowd watching, the Shepherdsville City Council selected a mayor to serve out the remaining two-plus years of the term vacated by Scott Ellis last month.
        By a secret ballot vote of 4-1, with one person not making a selection, Curtis Hockenbury was elected to be mayor.

  • Hockenbury looks to remove ‘cloud’ hovering over city

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Curtis Hockenbury visited 1,702 homes during his campaign to be the next mayor of Shepherdsville.
        One of the overwhelming themes when Hockenbury talked with registered voters was that they had lost faith in their local government.
        On a cloudy, cool Wednesday, Hockenbury was sworn in as the mayor of Shepherdsville for the next 27 months.