• Companies look at different ways to fill jobs as holiday rush nears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the holidays quickly approaching, where do you find several thousand extra workers?

    That is maybe the biggest challenge for businesses in Bullitt County.

    While the distribution boom has been great, Bullitt County Economic Development Authority executive director John Snider said there are headaches which accompany such rapid growth.

    In the the past 18 months, Snider said over $192 million in new investments have been announced for Bullitt County.

  • MW seals land deal for Santa Rosa, over 300 jobs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—A big business park sale for the city is expected to bring over 325 jobs to the area.

    After almost seven months of negotiations, the Mount Washington City Council passed a resolution to allow Mayor Barry Armstrong to authorize and execute the real estate purchase agreement with Santa Rosa.

    The 23.2 acres of land sold for $1.33 million.

  • County can swim toward solution with plan of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The list of repairs is now known for the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central.

    Shannon Padden, owner of American Leak Detection in Mount Washington, took the bull by the horns and got what county officials couldn’t -- the OK from state officials to move forward with pool repairs.

    Due to issues raised a year ago by a state inspector, the Bullitt Central pool did not open this season.

  • Retention of water has leaders looking for state help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Detention Center was constructed over a decade ago. 

    Located in a very low area, truckloads of shale were brought onto the site.

    The jail opened and water issues have been a regular occurrence at the detention center.

    From mold to sinking floors, many of the problems at the facility can be linked back to moisture and standing water.

  • Court rejects planners’ bid to reduce fees

        SHEPERDSVILLE -- Some complaints over revised fees charged by the Bullitt County Planning Commission will take a little more time before any change is made.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court denied a text amendment that would address the fees charged on structures such as garages and pole barns, as well as the zoning compliance fee charged for building permits which are located inside municipal limits.
        With the denial, county attorney John Wooldridge can revise the text amendment and begin the process over again.

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.

  • Woman takes stand on removal of trees for sewer project

     BROOKS  - Lynn Triplett said she meant well.

    Beginning in 2012, Triplett attempted to pursue a solution to the chronic drainage problems affecting her Marvin Ave. neighborhood, contacting Bullitt County Sanitation District director Jerry Kennedy.

    In ensuing years she assisted with plans to promote a new sewage treatment plant for the area. She communicated with residents hoping to hook up to the new system, as well as those not wanting the new plant.

  • Hearing set on annex questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a trial date looming over the annexation of property owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises, attorneys will return to court on Wednesday.

    The action brought by the Southeast Bullitt Community versus both the city of Shepherdsville and Miller seeks to have an annexation of the property ruled to be illegal.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland has filed a motion seeking dismissal of the case.

  • Baugh looks to form organization to help with ADA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Barry Baugh has been a watchdog for businesses that aren’t adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Now, he is planning to establish a non-profit organization to continue his crusade.

    Baugh approached the Shepherdsville City Council about his plans at a recent meeting.

  • ‘Missing’ water found located in Lebanon Junction

        LEBANON JUNCTION—The case of the missing water has been solved.
        According to Lebanon Junction Public Works Director Chaz Sullivan, the water meter at the truck stop has been getting stuck and consequentially not recording the proper water usage.
        During a 10-minute test that used 165 gallons, Sullivan said the meter only showed five gallons passed through.
        A 20-minute test showed a 45 percent loss.