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  • NEW SOUTHEAST BULLITT FIRE CONTRACT

     A copy of the new Southeast Bullitt fire contract, essentially dissolving the private corporation and making the district similar to other area fire districts, effective by 2017.

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    AGREEMENT

    THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into by and between the SOUTHEAST BULLITT

    VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT, INC. ("Fire Department"). and the

    SOUTHEAST BULLITT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ("District").

  • County agrees to add $300,000 for sheriff’s budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one will know what might have occurred if there had really been a “standoff” between the Bullitt County Sheriff and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But both sides will admit that the negotiations over funding were intense to say the least.

    Under the 2015 budget approved by fiscal court, sheriff David Greenwell’s office will receive additional funding to the tune of $297,350 this year.

    It is a far cry from what Greenwell said is needed; however, it is also better than he has received in the past.

  • Shepherdsville residents get to talk flood insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The recent changes to flood insurance regulations by the federal government are on their way, soon to be followed by changed in flood plain area designations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The double whammy leaves many area home and business owners in a precarious situation, substantially increasing rates.

    An educational seminar hosted by D.M. Fleitz and Associates at the Shepherdsville Government Center was designed to assist owners with various ways of limiting the cost increases.

  • Mediation sought to settle legal dispute

     CLERMONT -- A lawsuit filed between two fire entities may be settled outside the courtroom.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department voted Tuesday to enter into mediation in its legal issues with the board of trustees.

    A request for a temporary injunction was granted against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The issue revolved around seeking to stop the trustees from contracting with another entity to provide fire protection.

  • Butler selected chief; pay to increase for certifed firefighters

     CLERMONT -- A chief and two new board members have been found.

    But the question of whether retired fire chief Julius Hatfield should receive any type of severance pay will have to be answered another day.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. board tackled a wide range of issues at its first meeting since the retirement of Hatfield, who served as chief since 1990.

    First, the board had to select a new leader of the department.

  • Tammy Ott nominated for her community service, business skills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County resident is getting some big recognition for her time and talent. 

    Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Learning Facility in Shepherdsville, was one of six recently nominated for the EPIC Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Louisville.

  • Hunters Hollow renews contract with Rumpke for sanitation service

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The city’s sewers remains on a temporary system, but the Hunters Hollow trash removal continues to flow smoothly.

    The city commission agreed to renew an existing contract with Rumpke for the collection services. The contract runs out March 31.

    The service will experience a slight customer increase, from $11.80 to $11.95.

    Rumpke representative Laurie Probus said the company checks for any necessary increases at each renewal period. Probus said the Hunters Hollow rate was last increased in 2009.

  • Court of Appeals sends part of annex suit back to judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Legal action challenging annexations by the city of Shepherdsville may not be over quite yet.

    A three-member panel of the state Court of Appeals sent a portion of a local decision which had presumably ended the battle between Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the city of Shepherdsville.

    In a prior ruling, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress granted summary judgment for the city in its legal battle over the validity of several annexations.

  • AG offers consumer tips following Anthem breach

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection are encouraging Kentuckians to take steps to protect their personal information and watch for signs of identity theft following a data breach recently announced by Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers.

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2015

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s January 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    Beware of tax scams this time of year. One involves fake IRS phone calls that have been circulating across the country. The scammers alter their caller ID to make it look like they are calling from the IRS. They threaten taxpayers with possible arrest or lawsuits if they do not pay immediately – often by pre-paid debit card. The IRS will not call you for payment information.