• District looks to have right to increase sewer rates

        HILLVIEW -- Officials with the Bullitt Sanitation District know all too well what could happen to a sewer treatment plant.
        While making repairs on their plants, some of which are over 50 years old, district manager Jerry Kennedy said the plan to build a pair of new facilities must continue to move forward.
        But that takes money. This is money the district does not have in reserves.

  • Monthly report shows volume of calls to EMS, Central Dispatch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many runs do you think the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service makes in a given month?
        And how many calls do you think might be handled through the Bullitt County Central Dispatch?
        Starting its new practice of having monthly or quarterly reports from any county government department, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to the frequency in which the EMS was called and the number of calls handled by dispatchers in the month of July.

  • Paroquet Springs getting new blacktop on both parking lots

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They’ve spent money updating the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    They are now in the process of transforming the exterior of the multi-use facility.

    In the near future, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would like to complete a long-awaited project -- paving its auxiliary parking lot.

    The large parking area to the east of the facility is a little bit concrete, a little bit holes and a whole lot of gravel.

  • Rezoning recommended for industrial tracts in Bardstown Junction

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two tracts of property targeted for industrial uses cleared their initial hurdle.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave favorable recommendations on property off Highway 61 in Bardstown Junction.

    Both will now go to the Shepherdsville City Council for final consideration.

    And both have faced challenges in prior rezoning attempts.

    This time, there was no controversy as Bardstown Junction Baptist Church members posed no opposition to the request.

  • County tax rate to stay same for coming year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxpayers will not see an increase in their tax rates when bills are sent out within the next month.

    But the county will have an opportunity to reap a little more revenue despite the flat rates.

    By a vote of 3-1, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved tax rates for 2015.

    Magistrates Dennis Mitchell, Gary Lawson and Joe Laswell voted in favor of leaving tax rates the same.

    County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts voted against the motion.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill was not present.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s September 2015 Hot Topics


    1.    Beware of Ashley Madison-related phishing scams. The most recent offers a link to the "Ashley Madison Client List," but instead infects the user’s computer with banking malware, or locks up files until the user pays the scammer “to get it fixed.”

  • MW Lions presents $50,000 to city for parks project

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Thanks to a check from the Mount Washington Lions Club, the city park is about to get a lot more family friendly.

    The Lions Club gave a $50,500 check to the city of Mount Washington to renovate the park located behind Mount Washington Elementary School.

    Renovations include a fenced in play area for children under 5, a padded floor to prevent injuries and new play equipment to replace the existed current rusted equipment. The park will also become handicap accessible for children of all ages.

  • Fox Chase continues study of validity of past ordinances

     FOX CHASE - City ordinances were the main focal point of the Fox Chase August council meeting.

    Mayor Owen Taylor credited council members Sandy Higgins and David Selby for reviewing city ordinances to determine if any were now defunct, or if some could be combined into one ordinance.

    According to Selby, most of the ordinances appeared viable. He mentioned the city’s website displayed some older budget ordinances that could be removed to avoid confusion.

  • County looks at long-term plan to replace HVAC units at jail

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 14 years of housing inmates, the Bullitt County Detention Center is showing its age.

    First, the county is trying to locate the cause of mold, which is growing in three rooms.

    Second, the 17 air conditioning units atop the jail are showing their age.

    Jailer Martha Knox presented a bid on replacing a couple of the units.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill said the county’s administrative code calls for three bids to be secured on anything over $500.

  • Community asked to help locate drainage problems in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Clark had pictures.

    Ron Hockenbury had made a phone call which hadn’t been returned.

    When the topic of tackling the drainage issues in Shepherdsville was brought up, both men had situations they felt needed addressing.

    In the initial stages of formulating a game plan on handling those draining issues, Clark brought pictures of his problem off Stevens Drive near Cedar Grove Road.

    Hockenbury talked about his issues on Beechwood Avenue in The Pointe Subdivision which had not been addressed.