• Fireworks dealers feel Hillview plan goes too far

     HILLVIEW -- If the intent of the city’s proposed ordinance was to do away with all portable tent sales during the Fourth of July, mission may be accomplished.

    Several owners of tents located in the city of Hillview each summer came to voice their concerns over the council’s proposed ordinance regulating temporary businesses.

    While those who spoke during the recent caucus session understood the desire for more control, none felt the proposed ordinance was fair.

  • Shep. Council takes care of business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was short but sweet.

    And it was vital to two major issues affecting the city of Shepherdsville.

    For the first time since Feb. 9, the Shepherdsville City Council held a meeting on Tuesday.

    The purpose of the special meeting was quite simple -- to allow the advertisement for bids on a major road project off Cedar Grove Road and to have the first reading of the flood ordinance.

    Mayor Brian James presided over the meeting as five of the councilmembers were in attendance.

  • Hunters Hollow officials still worried about possible surcharge

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - First the sewers failed. Then the potential for a major customer surcharge increase was suggested. Then the surcharge request was dismissed.

    Gathering their collective breaths, members of the Hunters Hollow City Commission stepped backward again, hearing about the potential for the return of a potential surcharge.

    City attorney Mark Edison said a case involving Bullitt Utilities, the previous long-time owner of the failed sewage treatment plant, could be reopened for legal purposes in Franklin Circuit Court.

  • Residents in MW area will have turn at property valuation study

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--  If you own property in the eastern part of Bullitt County, it is your time to be re-evaluated.

    Every four years, Bullitt County Property Valuation Administrator Bruce Johnson and his staff will look at property values in a particular quadrant.

    For Mount Washington, this is the year.

    During a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, officials alerted residents in the area should be prepared.

    The vehicles are marked for easy identification if they are doing on-site inspections..

  • Special meeting Tuesday to deal with two issues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It appears there is a good chance that the Shepherdsville City Council will meet on Tuesday morning to deal with two pressing issues.

    The city has deadlines approaching on soliciting bids for the Alpha Way project off of Cedar Grove Road, as well as accepting the flood maps by April 5 so that the community can remain in the flood insurance program.

    The council has not met since Feb. 9. At that time, Brian James was selected to serve as mayor until after the November general election.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s March 2016 Hot Topics


    1.    Local consumers are receiving postcards from the Compliance Division. The postcard says to “please call immediately” to avoid potential fees or penalties. A local consumer said he called and was told to pay $70 in order to “clear up a matter.” This is a scam. 

  • Despite objections on traffic, fiscal court approves rezoning for homes off Sunview

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Despite a number of residents in opposition, the Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to rezone property off Sunview Drive.

    C&M Renovations won approval to rezone 64 acres from Stream Valley Reserve and Agricultural to R-1 Residential.

    Depending on approvals from the health department, there could be up to 40 homes built on the tract, which runs along the Salt River.

    However, attorney Eric Farris said that number could be much lower.

  • Future of tourist-related protections on Highway 245 still unknown with planners

     CLERMONT -- Should there be a set of regulations to control future growth along the Highway 245 corridor?

    There has been some discussion over the past six months.

    However, before the measure is voted upon by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission, vice chairman Larry Watkins said he wants to see consensus among the property owners.

    At one point, setbacks from 200-500 feet along Highway 245 on new development has been discussed.

  • Fiscal Court signs plan to pay off state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be no interruption of law enforcement from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office as an accord was reached Wednesday morning.

  • Court to consider deficit plan Wednesday morning

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Will Bullitt Fiscal Court members agree with a state plan to alleviate the deficit incurred by the sheriff’s office from 2012-15?

    That will be answered on Wednesday during a 10 a.m. special meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

    In question is how the $638,000 deficit incurred by sheriff Dave Greenwell’s office during that four-year period will be paid off.

    During a meeting in Frankfort, state revenue officials said it was the sheriff’s responsibility. That is an opinion he does not share.