• Audits still sought as court dates nears

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The likelihood that a circuit judge will be asked to determine the validity of a contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the corporation hired to battle blazes is growing stronger by the day.

    The latest revelation released by the fire district is that over $7.4 million in tax dollars turned over to the fire corporation since 2007 is not properly accounted for.

    However, no documents state that the money is missing or has been taken.

  • Fox Chase already focusing on snow removal for wintertime

    FOX CHASE - It was still September, but the Fox Chase City Council was ready for snow.

    The council approved a renewal of its interlocal snow removal contract with the city of Hillview.

    The two municipalities joined in an agreement for the first time during the 2014-15 winter, with Hillview offering street plowing and salting at an overall cost of $2,500 to Fox Chase.

    The council voted 4-0 to allow Mayor Owen Taylor to write a check in the same amount for 2015-16 services (Council members Kathy Wheeler and Jamie Wolz were absent).

  • Cars vs Vests: Sheriff says choices tough with limited funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County sheriff Dave Greenwell said he had to make a tough call.

    A call he says should not be necessary.

    However, as there is a long-running difference of opinion over the funding level from county government to the sheriff’s office, Greenwell decided that new vehicles were more important than bullet-proof vests.

    But, since publicity of the funding concerns were raised via the social media, Greenwell said enough donations have been received to pay his portion of a matching grant his office is applying for.

  • 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.