• Police ask city to look at collective bargaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Police officers in the city of Shepherdsville don’t have a lot to complain about in terms of their pay levels.

    And they may not really be worried about too many things going on currently in the operation of the police department.

    However, down the road, some may be concerned.

    Tim Wade, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 80 in Shepherdsville, formally brought up the topic of collective bargaining to the city council during a recent meeting.

  • County finances on budget at end of first quarter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If other department leaders are required to give reports to fiscal court, why not the chief finance offer.

    Keith Griffee, starting his second year as the county’s chief finance officer, said that everything appeared to be on target at the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year.

    Some departments, like the road department, will appear to be overspending the budget for the first quarter.

    However, Griffee said that is the time the department will be purchasing its road materials, such as gravel and asphalt.

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related allegations by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A number of individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for drug-related allegations.

    Those indicted on felony charges include:

    *Todd A. Cross -- charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property under $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Sewer talk never far from discussion in Hunters Hollow

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - A lot of legal action has taken place over the past 18 months following the explosion of the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.

    Still, informational questions linger, and area residents fear a coming surcharge rate increase.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission discussed the potential increase during its October business meeting.

  • Recommendation on MW apartment rezoning worth long wait for foes

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It took until the wee hours of the morning but opponents to a rezoning request off Highway 44 East got the answer they were hoping for.

    At the clock struck midnight as Thursday became Friday, the Bullitt County Planning Commission voted to send an unfavorable recommendation to allow a 120-unit apartment complex to be constructed near East Sanders Lane.

    The Mount Washington City Council will now have the final decision.

  • NO SURCHARGE... BCSD won’t seek additional funding

     HILLVIEW -- Does the Bullitt County Sanitation District need money to make improvements to the Hunters Hollow treatment system?

    Yes, it does.

    But, the sanitation district’s board voted Tuesday morning to withdraw the pending application before the state Public Service Commission for a 125 percent surcharge on the 700 customers of the Hunters Hollow system.

    Serving as receiver of the system left vacated by Bullitt Utilities, Bullitt County Sanitation is now evaluating what has to be done to upgrade the utility.

  • State study shows more jail staff is feasible

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question.

    Unbeknownst to jailer Martha Knox, Bullitt Fiscal Court requested the state Department of Corrections to do a staffing analysis of the detention center.

    That report was completed and it was not something fiscal court was looking to see.

    Currently, 44 full-time employees are at the detention center, as well as another 10 part-time workers.

  • City believes deal can be struck for use of park area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No formal document is in place but two agencies who are looking for space at the Frank E. Simon Park are “playing nice.”

    Through the end of the year, Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis said that the Bullitt County YMCA and the Shepherdsville Titans have been working to figure out how to use the existing facilities.

    A preliminary map was presented at a meeting with the two groups, said Ellis.

  • Homearama will make first stop in Bullitt in July

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A crown jewel in the local housing industry will make its home in Bullitt County for a couple weeks next July.

    Homearama is a yearly event put on by the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA). Homes are built and presented to the community.

    Each year, a neighborhood is chosen as the building site for the two-week event. Builders typically spend 7-8 months building the home before it is professionally staged and open to anyone who buys a ticket.

  • Hillview considers adding second meeting each month

    HILLVIEW - Occasionally the Hillview City Council hosts public meetings that last a little too long.

    To ease the issue, the council is considering adding a second gathering each month to discuss city business.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the idea came from the Kentucky League of Cities forum attended by himself, council member David Conn and city clerk Karen Gathof.

    Currently only Mount Washington and Shepherdsville host two monthly meetings.