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Business

  • Should any signage be allowed on vehicles of contractors with county?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should contractors who do business with the county government have the right to affix signs to their vehicles?

    That question arose when James Sneed III inquired why a person supervising the road cleanup detail would have a sign promoting the campaign of Martha Knox on his vehicle.

    Although not named, constable Charlie Wright works the inmates who get out and pick up trash and do other services for governmental agencies. 

  • Business would need variance to fit its niche

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Get your brushes ready Mount Washington, The Tacky Palette might be coming to town soon.

    The Palette offers sip-and-paint entertainment. They currently have a location in Elizabethtown, which has been “very successful.”

    Recently, co-owner Deborah Koch addressed the Mount Washington City Couuncil about her dilemma.

    “We want to open one up in Mount Washington, but we need a variance,” she said.

  • County budget reaches $22.7M

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A healthy county budget could get a little healthier in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her budget to the magistrates on Friday with a 10 percent increase over the current year.

    The total appropriations for the next year would be $22.7 million, as opposed to the current $20.7 million.

    The first reading of the budget will be presented on May 20 with final adoption required by June 30.

    During a brief special meeting, Roberts detailed some of her plans for the budget.

  • Your Community looks to take over First Federal Savings

    ELIZABETHTOWN--After 91 years of operation, First Federal Savings Bank will disappear from the local business landscape later this year.

    First Financial Service Corp., the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, will become part of Community Bank Shares of Indiana. A definitive agreement finalizing the deal was signed Monday night and awaits approval from both shareholder groups and federal regulators.

  • Lebanon Junction in no hurry to consider text amendment

     LEBANON JUNCTION - City council members didn’t seem to be in a rush at April’s meeting to approve a request from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Lebanon Junction city attorney Mark Edison told the council the planners asked for the city to consider approving their new definition of “building.” 

    The new version the commission approved extends the wording to include temporary structures such as carports.

  • Business group networks to determine needs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis recently got to go on a field trip.

    And, on that trip, Davis learned a little more about what local industry is looking for from graduates of the school system.

    Bullitt County Economic Development Authority director John Snider recently organized a meeting of the plant managers from various facilities in the area.

    Various members of the community were invited to meet with the plant managers and that included a tour of several facilities.

  • Allen’s Logging honored as the best company in the state of Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE --Allen’s Logging LLC of Shepherdsville, was recently honored as the 2013 Kentucky Logger of the Year at the Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) 49th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark Spalding with the Kentucky Division of Forestry Central Region office nominated Allen for the award.  In addition to a plaque recognizing their achievement, a Stihl chainsaw was also presented to the Gussy Allen and was sponsored by the Kentucky Tree Farm Committee. 

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Derby Ticket Scams!

     The “Run for the Roses” is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!

    BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets!

  • Sunday beer sales in county?

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Could the sell of beer be allowed on Sundays in Bullitt County?

    A restaurant owner in Lebanon Junction has again approached Bullitt Fiscal Court for that right.

    But, if fiscal court would approve such a measure, it would be for the entire county.

    Rick Clark, a partner with his father in Little Rick’s in Lebanon Junction, has approached fiscal court on several occasions since the restaurant opened over two years ago.

  • Hester's facility gets healthy welcome

    HILLVIEW -- When Kenny Hester drove by the new building each day, all he could do was smile.