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  • Hillview’s first budget since lawsuit shows nice growth

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens believes that Hillview’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget is possibly the best budget created by the city during his tenure.

    “It’s the best budget since I’ve been here,” he said. “I appreciate the council’s feedback. Everyone taking an extra look helps out a lot.”

  • Council makes changes to proposed budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While there were not a lot of changes made to the proposed 2017-18 budget for the city of Shepherdsville, the one alteration made will affect every employee.

    In a workshop before the final vote on the upcoming budget set for Monday, June 26, Shepherdsville council members changed how employees will be compensated.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury proposed a 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase for all city employees in his budget.

    However, that was not the desire of the five council members present on Tuesday.

  • Alpha Way open for business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Forget the rains which fell on Thursday afternoon.

    The cutting of the ribbon for Alpha Way was the start of a bright future in the ever-growing industrial market in Bullitt County.

    Local officials gathered in the rain on Thursday afternoon as the ribbon was cut on Alpha Way.

    The $3.5-million road will connect Cedar Grove Road with an eventual interchange on Interstate 65.

  • KORT to build new facility; MW also getting new Dollar General

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A couple of businesses that local residents are already accustomed to seeing will be building new facilities in the coming months.

    E&S Developers received site plan approval for a new KORT rehabilitation center in Mount Washington.

    According to Denny Whitley, the company will build an 8,400-square-foot facility next to the Dollar Tree off the Bardstown Road bypass.

    There will be 53 parking spaces.

    The company currently has a facility in Mount Washington but will move to the new site once it is completed.

  • KPSC rules in the LG&E, KU rate review

     LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling today in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case.

  • MW officials look to state to assist in traffic congestion

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With little room to improve Highway 44 East, the city of Mount Washington is looking for advice on how to help the city’s sub-streets.

    The Mount Washington City Council held a special meeting recently to bring the status of the city’s roads to the attention of the higher-ups, in hopes of getting answers on what needs to be done to correct them.

  • Breakfast meeting leads to contract

     CLERMONT — At 7:44 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, something happened that didn’t seem possible a year or two ago.

    But, it probably a discussion over breakfast that led to this unexpected outcome.

    Thanks to the discussions over the past few months, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District signed what the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department board did earlier in the week.

  • Tax rate will go to maximum amount

     CLERMONT — Property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have had the benefit of very low tax rates.

    However, the tax rate will increase to the maximum of 10 cents on $100 of assessed property.

    A $100,000 home will now cost $100 for property owners.

    With a large surplus of funds in the bank, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board lowered the rates.

    When tax bills are sent out by the sheriff’s office in September, the new rate will be included.

  • Contract only five years; mediation over litigation

     CLERMONT — When the fire protection district was formed in 1979, a contract was established.

    Simply put, a fire district board was formed to collect tax dollars from property owners.

    That money would be turned over each year to the fire department.

    Over the years, the contract has been amended and interpretations have been given.

    Over two years ago, with the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department under immense heat, a legal challenge to that contract was made.

  • Mayor has plenty of plans for Shepherdsville budget; special meeting Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a general fund budget increasing by approximately $200,000 in the upcoming fiscal year, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has a few places he would like the council to spend it.

    On Monday, Hockenbury presented the first reading and mayor’s  address on the 2017-18 budget.

    But, before council members are ready to put their stamp of approval, there will be a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, to discuss any final changes.