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  • Events in MW will result in calls to residents

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Mount Washington residents will now receive personal phone calls when something happens in the city. Well, sort of.
        Last month, the city launched its REACH ALERT partnership, which calls citizens’ phones when directed to by city officials.
        According to the city, the REACH ALERT system can be used to inform citizens of water main breaks, boil water advisories, bad weather, to name a few.

  • Hillview facing important budget in 2016-17

        HILLVIEW -- It might be the most important budget cycle the city of Hillview has ever experienced.
        Not only will the city of Hillview pay out $133,434 in debt service on a $5 million bond, it must pay out an estimated $282,023.
        Both result from the settlement of an $11 million judgment against the city in a breach of contract claim by Truck America.
        With the debt reaching $15 million due to interest, a settlement was reached earlier this year.

  • Hebron Estates approves budget with few changes

     HEBRON ESTATES - A new fiscal year budget was approved, even with a slight tweak at the last moment.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission unanimously approved its 2016-17 fiscal year budget, effective July 1.

    The vote came after a presentation by Daniel Hall, representing the Knox Regional Development Alliance.

  • Alliance will add 150 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A world’s largest wholesale distributor of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray titles in the United States could soon be getting bigger.

    And that growth will benefit Shepherdsville and Bullitt County.

    Alliance Entertainment LLC, which has a facility located in the Cedar Grove Business Park, is looking to expand its current operation.

    The company received preliminary approval for a $500,000 tax credit from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority on Thursday.

  • City hopes it won’t need loan to fund Alpha Way

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If the city of Shepherdsville needs to secure any money for the construction of the $3.5 million Alpha Way, a line of credit has been set up.

    But, the city may not need to borrow a penny.

    The city is constructing the connector road between Cedar Grove Road and the new interchange on Interstate 65 to relieve some of the traffic congestion in the area.

    The bid for the project came in at around $3.5 million. The state offered to lend the money to the city.

  • District looks to have right to set rates without OK of fiscal court

      HILLVIEW -- The Bullitt County Sanitation District commissioners don’t want to see a repeat performance from 2014.

    That’s when the Bullitt Utilities’ treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road literally exploded.

    With much of its system approaching or exceeding its 50th year of service, district manager Jerry Kennedy said a deja vu moment could occur at any of the eight treatment facilities.

  • Last-minute work enables Bullitt to earn Ready-to-Work recognition

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a project that a local committee had basically declared dead for the year.
        But, some how, it was revived.
        Bullitt County was one of three counties which received notification that it was certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.
        Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner recently announced that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

  • Few file as deadline nearing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a little more than seven weeks remaining until the Aug. 9 filing deadline, few have submitted their paperwork for a long list of offices which will be at stake.
        For the first time, all eight cities will be involved in non-partisan elections.
        There will also be a mid-term election, pending a ruling in Bullitt Circuit Court, for the mayor’s seat in Shepherdsville.
        And three non-partisan school board seats will also be on the line.

  • Owner says her Hair Factory like a good Hollywood movie

     PIONEER VILLAGE - In “Steel Magnolias,” Truvy Jones owns a home-based beauty salon in her small Louisianan town. Though Jones, played by Dolly Parton, is not the main character of the 1989 film, her salon proves to be the watering hole for all major characters.

    Danielle Thixton said she wants to be the Truvy Jones of Bullitt County with the opening of her new salon, Hair Factory.

    Hair Factory, located in Pioneer Village, has been a dream of Thixton’s since she began her career in beauty.

  • Game On at GameStop was business ready to begin work

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the drone flying overhead and Storm Troopers prepared for action, the first package came off the conveyor line at GameStop on Thursday afternoon.

    Bypassing the traditional ribbon-cutting, employees at the new GameStop distribution center in Shepherdsville joined with dignitaries as the first package broke through the red ribbon.

    The 631,000 square foot facility off Conestoga Parkway triples the size of its previous location in Commerce Crossings.