• Governor announces auto supplier, jobs to Louisville

     FRANKFORT – Grupo Antolin, one of the largest global manufacturers of interior components for the automotive industry, will locate two facilities in Louisville, creating 200 jobs through a more than $13.7 million investment, Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

  • Could Shepherdsville go non-partisan?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The city of Shepherdsville is an oddity. At least, when it comes to its elections.

    Of the eight municipalities in Bullitt County, Shepherdsville is the only one with a partisan election in the primary.

    Councilmember Bernie Brown isn’t sure that it might not be the time to change that.

    During a recent council meeting, Brown asked his fellow town board members to think about the possibility of going to a non-partisan election.

    He was also looking for input from the community.

  • New road may not fix woes along MW street

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A new road will encourage drivers to bypass the traffic-filled East Lakeview Drive.

    The unnamed road is set to connect Flatlick Road with Landis Lane, serving as the entrance to the new sports complex.

    However, the Mount Washington City Council members quickly learned that everyone was not in favor.

    The state recently approved the city’s request to make the Flatlick, Wales Run Road and the unnamed road a four-way stop.

  • Shack in the Back BBQ to be one of those part of new restaurant book

     Author Gary P. West has included a local business in his latest book, Road Trip Eats: 101 Ya Gotta Eat Here Places Across Kentucky.

    Shack in the Back BBQ, which has a restaurant in Fairdale, is one of the destination placed listed in West’s new book, published by Acclaim Press.

    West will be at the restaurant on Mount Holly Road in Fairdale on Friday, Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m. He will be there to sign copies of the book.

    All are invited.

    The restaurant is owned by Barbara and Mike Sivells.

  • What’s solution to delinquent trash bills?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With over $140,000 being owed in delinquent garbage bills, Eco-Tech and the city of Shepherdsville are looking for a solution.

    Tim Myers and other representatives of Eco-Tech talked with members of the Shepherdsville City Council recently.

    The goal is to find a way for the waste hauler to get payment and for the city residents to continue to receive low monthly rates.

    Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis said the problem is that while the city has a contract with Eco-Tech, it is the waste hauler who is billing the customer.

  • Game On as incentives OK’d; jobs to be created

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A major retailer, most widely associated with the video gaming business, may soon have a distribution facility located in Bullitt County.

    On Thursday, GameStop Inc. received preliminary approval of tax incentives from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The company is expected to move into the 631,000 square foot facility currently operated by Dermody Properties on Conestoga Parkway in Shepherdsville.

  • City, developer set agreement to move forward with plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Agreements were reached to allow a major project to move forward which could change the landscape along Cedar Grove Road.

    The Shepherdsville City Council approved an engineering firm to begin work on designing a major connector road that would lead to a new interchange south of Cedar Grove Road.

    And it also signed an agreement with Browning Industries, which is slated to several major buildings in that same area.

  • Contract in place for work at Bells Mill intersection

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of next summer, the second intersection improvement on Highway 44 East should be completed.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract to Flynn Brothers Contracting for the $1.13 million project.

    The work will include the construction of a new intersection at Bells Mill Road, including a traffic signal.

    There will be turning lanes on all three legs of the intersection.

  • Statewide offices on ballot Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Those who didn’t go to the polls in the spring primary may be surprised to see that the norm has been changed.

    Due to construction at Maryville and Mount Washington Elementary, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney opted to change several polling locations during the primary.

    Those new locations will stay in effect as voters go to the polls on Tuesday.

    For those who normally voted at Maryville Elementary, Zoneton Middle will be your new destination.

  • Reel Deal insurance opens office in Mt. Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Real Deel is now in Mount Washington.

    Rick Deel that is.

    The Allstate Insurance agent opened the doors on his new location at 9855 Highway 44 East, across from the Woodlake subdivision, in June.

    “We sell more than just auto and home and life insurance and securities,” Deel said. “We sell knowledge.”

    Everybody goes straight to the bottom line of their plans and looks at the premium, but having an agent helps people understand their coverage, he said.