• SE Bullitt delays vote on new tax rate

     CLERMONT - With two weeks to go before its next court appearance, the parties involved in the dispute at Southeast Bullitt Fire Department did not seem close to any resolution.

    In fact, some questioned whether the mediated agreement between the fire district board and the fire department corporation would be finalized.

    After several months of relative calm, Monday’s meeting of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board was heated once again.

    The agenda included action on setting the real property tax rate.

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  • Fox Chase looks at paving certain city streets this year

     FOX CHASE - Street maintenance is an issue that all city officials face.

    The Fox Chase City Council appears to be in good shape in regards to upgrades.

    Mayor Owen Taylor informed the council that Mago Construction offered an estimated cost of around $62,000 to pave and restripe some city streets.

    Taylor said Mago, Flynn Brothers Construction and the county were waiting on updated asphalt costs to determine project costs.

    The mayor added that a Mago representative told him the city’s roads were still in decent shape.

  • Grand opening: Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks

     It was a beautiful day to cut a ribbon recently for the staff of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home.

    Joined by members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and local officials, the ribbon was cut on a brand new funeral home on Highway 44 East in Mount Washington. The full-service facility is near Bullitt East High School and Calvary Christian.

    The new facility is the third in Bullitt County to be operated by the family-owned company.

    Doves were released to signify the formal opening of the funeral home.

  • Mount Washington brings sweet smell to odor issue at sewer plant

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the past month Mount Washington mayor Barry Armstrong has encouraged city residents to report any continuous odor issues stemming from the city’s sewer treatment plant.

    It has been a long-running complaint from residents in the area.

    But the smell is apparently a little sweeter for nearby property owners.

    The city has worked to resolve issues since a June council meeting, which included a number of residents addressing the situation.

  • City, group working to get skate park started

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two groups continue to skate around specific issues, but they are working together to make a Mount Washington BMX/skate park one step closer to existence.

    Crystal Goodman and Brent Wheeler, representing the Bikes with Wings Foundation, discussed final plans with the Mount Washington City Council, with both sides hoping to start work on the new park.

    According to Goodman, the construction drawings for the park had been completed.

    “We’re waiting in a stamp of approval from the city,” she said.

  • Should county look at tax for ambulance service?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Would a tax on ambulance service to be paid by all property owners in Bullitt County ever become a reality?

    Probably not.

    But, in attending conferences with magistrates from throughout the state, it is one of the revenue-generating ideas used in some areas.

    So, Bullitt County magistrate Joe Rayhill threw it topic out on the table.

    In a meeting of the Bullitt Emergency Services committee, Rayhill said he didn’t know if applying an ambulance tax on all property owners would be good or bad.

  • Business to bring many more smiles to kids’ faces in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A new business location hopes to bring more smiles than ever to the area.

    Mortenson Dental Partners have officially opened a child-based operation, kid’s dentistree, in Shepherdsville.

    Meanwhile, another Mortenson operation, Braces Braces Braces, has moved out of its original location and across the street, sharing a building with kid’s dentistree.

    The two operations cater toward children, with kid’s dentistree offering standard dental care for children, while Braces Braces Braces features orthodontics.

  • County carryover on target at $3.3 M

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the fiscal year came to a close on June 30, Bullitt County’s financial situation was about where Keith Griffee projected.

    The total carryover for the past fiscal year, minus any outstanding checks, would be sitting at around $3.3 million.

    That is less than the previous year but where it was projected, according to Griffee, who is nearing the end of his first year as the county’s chief finance officer.

    “That’s were we expected to be at the end of the year,” said Griffee.

  • County working to get ready to be certified

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- About halfway in its pursuit to become a certified Work Ready community, how is Bullitt County doing?

    That was the topic of a recent discussion of the local committee working to meet the thresholds set forth to become one of 18 Work Ready communities in Kentucky.

    Robert Curry, executive director of the state’s Work Ready Communities program, said that the county is moving forward in its pursuit.

    Some areas are ahead of schedule and others need to pick up the pace.