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  • UPS golf carts may do delivering

      PIONEER VILLAGE --  When your holiday packages are delivered this year, there is a chance that the big brown truck will be replaced by a golf cart.

    The delivery giant has made it known that there is a possibility that neighborhoods in Bullitt County could receive packages delivered by people driving golf carts.

  • Debate over land usage continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As urban sprawl continues to wave into Bullitt County, growing pains remain constant for local officials.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board is no exception, constantly determining how to fit all of its students into all of its existing school spaces.

    Redistricting the students is a way to evenly distribute students, but always remains a controversial subject as many parents resist moving their children to a campus further away from home.

  • Sign says ‘STOP’ on any new changes on ordinance

        HILLVIEW — The Hillview City Council placed a stop sign on the city’s updated sign ordinance.
        City attorney Tammy Baker presented a second reading of a proposed sign regulation ordinance that updated a previous city ordinance established in 1997.

  • Public still working to see if “yellow” house can be saved

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents are rallied together at a recent city council meeting to encourage the council to save a piece of Mount Washington history.

    By the end of the year, the central garage, Crazy Red’s and the yellow house next to it are set to be demolished to make way for a new CVS Pharmacy.

    After hearing the city could be interested in saving the yellow house by having it moved to the lot behind it on the corner of Snapp Street and West Avenue, residents told the council why the house matters to them.

  • Animal control officer finally hired

    CLERMONT  — After months of uncertainty, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter has a new leader.

    Angie Greenup was appointed the animal control officer by a 3-2 vote of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had requested support of fiscal court to make the personnel change for the past couple of months.

    And, before that, she had fired Mark Williams, who served in the director’s seat, only to have him reinstated by fiscal court.

  • Bells Mill zoning request draws ire of citizens

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— In a stretch of residential homes in the Pleasant Grove area of Mount Washington, one corner lot could be rezoned to allow businesses to begin.

    The Mount Washington City Council heard some pros and a lot of cons to a request by Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe to rezone 5.022 acres located at the intersection of Highway 44 East and the eastside of Bells Mill Road.

    Currently the land is zoned AG Agricultural and R-1 Residential. The ordinance request the land be rezoned B-2 Central Business.

  • Exit Realty joins Chamber, opens Shepherdsville office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Exit Realty Heartland celebrated its newest office location in Shepherdsville.

    Formerly located along John Harper Highway, the offices are now hosted at 314 S. Beckman St., Suite 2, in SHepherdsville, next to the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    “We put the heart in real estate,” said branch owner and principal broker Vickie Grimes.

    “Vickie examplefies leadership in this area and is helping to grow the Exit brand throughout the Bluegrass State,” said Exit Southeast regional owner Stacy Strobl.

  • MW residents like sod better than homes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Another controversial rezoning request will head to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The request received a favorable recommendation from Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning, though not unanimously, and coming after lengthy discussion.

    The request was made for 229 acres of property along Highway 44 East, backing up to Waterford Road, known locally as the sod farm.

    Owners Larry and Carolyn Helm hope to rezone the property from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential, with plans to create a new subdivision.

  • Shepherdsville garbage service can be stopped

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are past due in your payments for garbage service in the city of Shepherdsville, you could be cut off in the next few weeks.

    And then the code enforcement officer with the city will be asking you where you are getting rid of your garbage.

    With the current hauler over $150,000 in the hole from payments by Shepherdsville customers, city officials recently made a change in its collection ordinance.

  • No sewer surcharge allowed on Hunters Hollow system

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The pipeline to satisfaction for Hunters Hollow residents affected by a failed sewage treatment plant finally received some flow.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the Hunters Hollow City Commission that bankruptcy trustee Robert Keats had been permitted by a federal bankruptcy judge to drop a surcharge case.

    Originally, Keats was seeking a ruling from Kentucky Public Service Commission that would lead to substantial rate increases to plant customers to pay for the failed plant.