• Economic development recap impressive

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An issue involving the county sheriff’s office was settled at the previous meeting.

    And an issue involving a new roadway was settled by Shepherdsville officials just minutes prior to the most recent Fiscal Court meeting.

    With the negativity behind them, Bullitt Fiscal Court members delighted in good news provided by Economic Development director John Snider.

    “It’s been one of the most exciting years in Bullitt County history,” Snider said as he began his annual report.

  • Directional signs to be posted near courthouse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the sheriff’s office debt situation settled, it was time for other county agencies to begin suggesting items for inclusion to the 2016-17 fiscal year budget.

    Various department heads discussed potential budget items at a recent Fiscal Court meeting.

    Road Department director Hyte Rouse suggested budgeting for a new building to house equipment and protect it from the elements.

    “Our equipment has lots of electronics now, and we need the weather protection,” he said.

  • Legislation could affect county’s tourist business; grants awarded

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—New senate bills could change affect tourism throughout Bullitt County.

    According to Tourism Director Troy Beam, there are three specific bills waiting for approval.

    Senate Bill 50 pertains to the school calendar bill, which would set the opening school day to be no later than the Monday closest to August 26, extending the summer for tourism activities. Beam said the bill passed in the Senate but doesn’t look like it will make it in the House of Representatives.

  • Deal done to resolve lawsuit against Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Nearly 11 years to the time the litigation started, it appears that the dispute between the city of Hillview and Truck America Training may be over.

    On Monday evening, the Hillview City Council voted 4-1 to approve a settlement offer which had been reached with Truck America officials.

    The lawsuit started in April 2005 when the Hillview City Council would not accept the truck training school’s offer to purchase a 40-acre tract off Ferguson Lane.

  • Lebanon Junction serious about cleaning up community

    LEBANON JUNCTION— Though it is small, it is fierce.

    And it won’t stop until it gets what it wants which, in this case, is an appealing city.

    “We used to be the Mayberry of this end of the county and I’d like to keep it that way,” Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield said.

    Dangerfield reminded the city council at a recent meeting that the town’s slogan is “We care.” and that, often times, the community doesn’t look like it.

  • Mount Washington looks at total money needed to borrow for projects

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Mount Washington currently has a lot of projects happening and those projects cost a lot of money.

    The city is borrowing $6.5 million from First Citizens Bank of Mount Washington through a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) to assist with the projects until the finalized bond is drawn up.

    Because the final bond amount needed is uncertain at this pointing time, the BAN allows the city to borrow what they think they’ll need until three-fourths of the project is finished, 

  • Work Ready certification will have to wait another year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It doesn’t appear that Bullitt County will get its certification as a Work Ready community this year.

    At a recent committee meeting, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said two educational measures couldn’t be met by the March 15 filing deadline.

    But by just the smallest of margins.

    In the area of high school graduation rate, Bullitt County’s mark of 88.8 percent was just shy of the 88.9 percent goal.

  • Dollar General may be coming to property in Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- The  newest Dollar General store might be coming to a corner close to you in northern Bullitt County.

    Brookland Realty Co. received a favorable recommendation on rezoning 2.43 acresat the corner of Old Preston Highway and John Harper Highway.

    It is a tract of property that was recently created by the construction of new Preston Highway.

    According to an attorney representing the applicant, the request to go from B-1 Highway Business to B-2 Central Business was justified due to the changes caused by the new roadway.

  • Same property involved in two lawsuits

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A large tract of property which garnered much attention is now part of two lawsuits.

    One lawsuit has been filed by the property owner against Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The other is a lawsuit filed by a concerned group of citizens against the city which voted to annex the property.

    In the lawsuit of Miller Enterprises versus Bullitt Fiscal Court, attorney Tammy Baker alleges that the rezoning request on two tracts of property was done arbitrarily, captiously and inconsistent with the law.

  • Chapeze residents ask planners to protect tourist area

      CLERMONT -- Seeing what can happen to a community, members of the Chapeze area are asking Bullitt County planners to consider some changes for the future.

    William Kidd, a member of the South East Bullitt Community, appeared before the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to talk about future uses of property.

    Kidd asked the planners to declare property east of Interstate 65 along Chapeze Road as a tourist corridor.

    He said there should not be any industrial development along the road due to its tourist nature.