• Negotiating with state part of plan to allow pool to reopen this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The swimming pool next to Bullitt Central High School is the most heavily used in the county.

    From open swimming to pool parties to swim lessons, the pool is a major part of the aquatics program managed by the Bullitt County Family YMCA.

    However, an inspection of the pool last June by Jan Brown of the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services has rendered the facility closed until repairs are made.

  • Still no quorum for Shepherdsville

      For a second straight meeting, the Shepherdsville City Council did not meet.

    Only two councilmembers  -- Dana James and Gloria Taft -- were present when mayor Brian James called the meeting to order at 6:35pm.

    Councilmember Ashley Bratcher had a work conflict. Councilmembers Larry Hatfield, Bernie Brown and Randy Hammond did not attend as litigation has been filed over the Feb. 9 selection of Brian James as the new mayor.

  • Fox Chase tax rates to remain steady this year

     FOX CHASE - They won’t make quite as much money, but the Fox Chase City Council agreed to remain steady with tax rates.

    Real property rates will stay at 13.88 cents per $100 of property, while personal property rates and public service company rates remain at 17.45 cents.

    Due to an increase of about $177,000 in Homestead exemptions for some city residents, city attorney Mark Edison said the tax base continues to decrease.

  • Board to entertain creation of separate tourist center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— Tourist information centers are meant to be places that those unfamiliar with an area can go and learn all they need to know.

    According to Bullitt County tourist director Troy Beam, the current location of the agency makes it difficult to provide that service.

  • Hockenbury makes his intentions to run for mayor known early in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Curtis Hockenbury had been looking at a possible run for mayor in the community he’s served for the past 28 years.

    But, when the latest events occurred in the city of Shepherdsville, Hockenbury said he decided that he wanted to be person who restored a bit of stability to the community.

    Hockenbury is the first candidate to file for the non-partisan office of mayor in the November general election.

    With the resignation of Scott Ellis, the seat will be on the ballot in the fall.

  • Hillview council placing regulations on temporary booths; will affect firework sales

    HILLVIEW -- Like rockets bursting in the air, temporary fireworks stands seem to be popping up all the time.

    In Hillview, it might be a bit more difficult, and expensive, to have any type of temporary business in the future.

    After listening to concerns during its first caucus meeting, the Hillview City Council appears ready to take action.

    A first reading of an ordinance was held during the February meeting to deal with temporary business licenses for the sale of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

  • Second complaint also dismissed; could reconsider after litigation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A three-count allegation of violations of the city’s code of ethics has been denied a hearing.

    Jamie Weck, chairman of the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission, declined to hold a hearing on a complaint filed by Gaynell Rummage.

    Rummage made allegations that councilmember Dana James violated the code of ethics in relation to the recent appointment of her husband, Brian, to the seat of mayor.

  • Greenwell signs his part on deficit agreement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County's sheriff's office has a debt to the state of Kentucky that totals $638,860.87.

  • County opts to go with lower levels on future building in flood area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You can pay today or you can pay later.

    That was the theory of magistrate Joe Rayhill when it comes to new flood insurance regulations.

    Rayhill lost his argument on paying a little today to save a lot later.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 3-1 to approve building requirements under the flood insurance program.

    The requirements will be that to obtain a building permit from the county, new structures located in the flood area must build one foot above the established flood elevations.

  • City to up ante in bid to resolve lawsuit

     HILLVIEW -- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.