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  • MW may raise pay for future mayor, council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— More people and more businesses could mean more pay for future city leaders.

    Two ordinances were read at a recent city council meeting amending the salary of both the city council members and the mayor positions.

    Currently, the mayor’s position calls for a full-time role with a base salary of $4,500 per month, totaling $54,000 per year, plus the annual cost of living increases. The amendment would allow for the salary to be increased to $5,750 per month, totaling $69,000 annually.

  • Mayor rethinking vote to shut down center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Boy Scout Troop 868 has called the Shepherdsville Community Center its home.

    But, the group of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will have to find a new home.

    And, adults who like to dance will also be looking for somewhere else to get their exercise and share social time.

    Plus, hopes of allowing Room In the Inn to have a place to allow its homeless individuals a place to shower each morning has been eliminated.

    But, then again, maybe not.

  • Scout leader doesn’t understand change in attitude after decade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Poyner is a scout leader.

    He’s not a politician.

    And he doesn’t understand why after at least 10 years of occupying space in the Shepherdsville Community Center, he is suddenly having to protect his scout members.

    “I don’t understand what we’ve done,” said Poyner.

    Last Monday, mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke a 3-3 tie to turn the community center over to the city’s public works department, which is in need of more space and facilities such as rest rooms.

  • Shepherdsville pool doesn’t look to open; aquatic center study continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner came with a simple question.

    Would the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central reopen this year or will it be closed for a second straight season?

    While there was no definite answer from members of Bullitt Fiscal Court, the silence would lead one to believe that it would be closed for another year.

    Little discussion has been held by Bullitt Fiscal Court since last summer.

  • Driver ‘freaked out’; case to be sent to grand jury panel

     HILLVIEW – One minute, he was looking down to charge his phone.

    The next, he felt something strike his car.

    That was part of the testimony on Wednesday in a probable cause hearing against a man charged with the death of a teenager earlier this month.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward sent the case against Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, to the next session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • Hillview sets up safe place for transfer of ‘items’

     HILLVIEW -- Say you have divorced parents who need a place to exchange your child at the end of your weekend of custody.

    Or say that you’ve purchased an item online and need to make your transaction with the seller.

    You might be afraid to go to a person’s home and would rather find more neutral ground.

    The city of Hillview recently joined a growing trend of governmental agencies designating a safe spot.

  • Fox Chase votes for slight hike in property tax rate

    FOX CHASE - The new tax rates are in for the City of Fox Chase, and one of them is going up.

    The city council unanimously approved an increase on the 2017 real property ad valorem tax rate, set at 13.93 cents per $100 of real property.

    The 2016 rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100. City attorney Mark Edison said based on the city’s tax base, a compensating rate to collect the same funding as last year would need to be set at 13.98 cents.

  • SMILE... Illegal Dumpers

     NICHOLS -- If you are thinking about pulling off the side of the road and dumping junk into a ditch or ravine, you might want to think twice.

    Or you might want to look around to see if any of the hidden cameras are taking your picture.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste coordinator, said one of the hidden surveillance cameras caught two individuals in the act.

    They will be in Bullitt District Court on March 13 to face charges.

    “We have used the cameras in various places,” said Hatfield.

  • MW OKs bid for sports complex

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— With a construction company on board, the community sports complex in Mount Washington is continuing toward a fall 2018 completion.

    The bid opening on Feb. 22 brought in seven bidders ranging from $5.65 million to $8.3 million, with Woodbine Construction Company offering the low bid.

    According to Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick, the company reviewed the bid and, after ensuring all the insurance forms and other requirements were included, offered its recommendation that the city select Woodbine.

  • Road construction not pretty in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With ongoing construction involving the Cedar Grove Business Park and the expansion of Highway 61/Buckman Street, the City of Shepherdsville’s facelift remains an ugly site.

    The city council discussed relative issues at a recent meeting, with one resident concerned about the final product.

    Patricia Kesterman, a resident of The Pointe subdivision, addressed concerns about the lights removed from the entrance road, along with the sign and landscaping.