• 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.

  • 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.