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  • Citizens seek Chapeze to be scenic byway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A group working to protect the scenic value of the Chapeze Lane area got a shot in the arm from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    And they hope to get the same level of support from Bullitt Fiscal Court. But that can’t happen until the court hosts a special  meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the courthouse.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Dooley reinstated to position after long, costly legal battle

      MOUNT WASHINGTON—After nearly six years, the question has finally been answered: Michael Dooley is the chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District.

    In the latest of executive session meetings to work out plans, a motion was approved to bring the matter to a conclusion after Dooley was improperly terminated in 2012.

    As of Oct. 2, Dooley officially returned to work as Mount Washington’s fire chief.

    “I’m just happy it’s all done,” he said.

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  • Business loses appeal; will remain closed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A longtime business in Mount Washington had its license revoked due to improper zoning.

    Located at 1475 N. Bardstown Road, Virginia McAllister has operated a performance automotive and off-road shop on her property for 60 years. She and her husband started the business and their grandson, Chris Lyle, began working in it at age 15.

    Now 42, Lyle took over the Alpha Omega business almost 10 years ago. The business license was in his name.

  • City seeks answers to vandalism problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As much as the city officials would like to make improvements at the First Street Park, there is always a drawback.

    Vandalism at the park continues and city officials are looking for a solution.

    Public works supervisor Tom LaFollette recently told council members that $400 in repairs had to be made to park equipment due to vandalism.

    “It happens all the time,” said LaFollette.

  • Fox Chase looking for new place to store items

    FOX CHASE - Where does a small city keep its most important items?

    The city of Fox Chase has always implemented a storage unit, located at the Wee Stor-It Self Storage location on N. Preston Highway.

    Mayor Owen Taylor said the unit was always free to the city for use. However, new owners have decided otherwise.

    According to Taylor, the new owner would begin charging the city $115 per month for the unit’s use, effective as of Oct. 1.

  • County, MW at odds on larger facility permits

    MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Currently, Bullitt County has the ability to inspect larger non-residential buildings no matter the location.

    But, the city of Mount Washington would love to have the opportunities to perform that service for its incoming businesses.

    For the city to assume the classification of having expanded jurisdiction, the state Department of Housing must give its blessing.

    And, in order for that to happen, Bullitt Fiscal Court must give up its current powers for the incorporated area only.

  • City audit getting closer to final report begins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A more extensive look at the city of Shepherdsville finances for the 2015-16 fiscal year might be coming to a close.

    At least that is the hope of current members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    The previous council commissioned the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly to conduct a “forensic audit” due to concerns about some of the spending practices.

    The council approved a fee of up to $10,000 for the audit.

  • Library buys land for new main facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With a new branch recently opened in Mount Washington and another branch set for construction in Nichols, the Bullitt County Public Library Board of Trustees are looking toward the future for its main facility.

    Poor location and lack of space are two reasons that has led to the purchase of five acres of land on Conestoga Parkway for a new Shepherdsville location of the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

  • Sanitation district now seeing gains thanks to growth, rate increases

      HILLVIEW -- With the state mandating a plan for the future, the Bullitt County Sanitation District is moving forward.

    The sanitation district has purchased two tracts of property from Countryside Enterprises. The total of three acres is located next to the existing sewer treatment plant on John Harper Highway.

    The plan is to replace the existing treatment plant with a larger regional facility to help reduce current problems with the system. Existing plants are an average of 50 years old.