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  • Water rates will rise in MW to follow LWC increase

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Louisville Water Company raises its rates, Mount Washington must follow.

    Due to the 2.22 percent increase from the Louisville Water Company for 2017 and the 2.5 percent increase from the consumer Pricing Index, the city of Mount Washington will raise water and sewer rates to reflect the increases, totaling 4.72 percent.

    The ordinance was read for the first time at the recent city council meeting.

  • Hunters Hollow gets to talk about new topic at meeting

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Month after month, the Hunters Hollow City Commission has to deal with the issues involving sewage.

    For a change, they were able to take control of at least part of their issue.

    The commission approved a payment estimated at $12,898 to RLH Rentals for easement clean-up work.

    Gary Hatcher, representing RLH, told the commission the area needing upgrades and improvements included about 225 feet located between Angelina Drive and Arbor Trace.

  • Mayor seeking satellite county office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Trips to Shepherdsville to renew license plates and tags are notorious for being the annual task that makes birthdays lose some of their excitement.

    Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong said he’s looking to make that trip a little less tedious.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney said those plans aren’t financially wise. 

    Armstrong said at a recent council meeting that he spoke with Mooney about opening a satellite office in Mount Washington, saving residents both time and traffic woes.

  • What comes first? Fencing, drainage or concrete work

     CLERMONT -- What comes first… the concrete, the fencing or the drainage work?

    That turned out to be a complex question for members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But, you also have to add the continuing situation revolving around the future of Mark Williams, the animal control officer.

    In the end of an hour-long discussion, court members asked for a drainage assessment from road department director Hyte Rouse in time for its May 18 meeting.

  • New facility push made by animal shelter committee

     CLERMONT -- Hyte Rouse and his road department crew can do some work to see if they can divert water from pouring into the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    But, it is going to be a tough fix.

    It is a fix that members of the Bullitt County Animal Shelter committee believe is only a temporary situation.

    The long-term goal is to have a new animal shelter.

    The immediate concern is to stop the flow of water into the facility, which is several feet lower than the surrounding property.

  • Hillview will credit officers with past work experience as part of level of pay

      HILLVIEW - An officer entering the Hillview Police Department will now receive an official lateral move in terms of work experience.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved a change to the the HPD pay protocol, allowing any officers with past experience to begin at the same pay level and experience up to five years.

    According to mayor Jim Eadens, the current pay setup for officers entering HPD is one year of paid experience for every three years served with another department.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s May 2017 Hot Topics:

    1. If you see a Facebook post about a $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon, don’t click on it! This will send you to a survey site that asks for personal information and asks you to share the post with your friends. Lowe’s is not running this promotion – it is a scam.

  • Future city officials may get increase in their pay

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Sometimes it is a matter of keeping up with the Joneses.

    For those running for office in the city of Shepherdsville next year, there may be some new incentives. And, they can thank the Mount Washington city officials for the better pay.

    Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury talked with council members recently about increasing pay for both his position and the six town board positions. None of the current officeholders would be affected by any change in pay.

  • Parties to work together on MW zoning request

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— The decision involving the rezoning of a longtime Mount Washington business was postponed to allow a chance for both parties to work together.

    Virginia McAllister has run a body shop business on her land, located just north of North Bardstown Road, for over 40 years.

    The request is to rezone 5.8916 acres from R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    According to McAllister’s grandson, Chris Lyle, the shop is a performance automotive and off-road shop.

  • Motor vehicle portion of clerk’s office closed May 10

     The Department of Motor Vehicle section of county clerk Kevin Mooney’s office will be closed from Noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10.

    The clerk’s office will soon receive new software. Trainers will be in the office on Wednesday to guide employees through a webinar and then do some training.

    The rest of the clerk’s office will remain open the regular hours on Wednesday.