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  • Would you pay $50 to rent city hall?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a special meeting in which three topics were on the agenda and decisions were made on none of the trio of issues.

    The Shepherdsville City Council met to talk about its pay and job classification ordinance, as well as the hiring of Arthur Jones as its engineer and more discussion on usage of city-owned properties.

    At the end of the two-hour meeting, nothing was voted upon.

    The future of renting the community center off Frank E. Simon Avenue evolved into the need to set rental pricing for the city government center.

  • Williams wins 3-2 battle to return to role as animal control director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The new animal control director in Bullitt County is a familiar face.

    By a 3-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to return Mark Williams into the director’s position.

    This came after a closed door session with Williams and his attorney, Mike Lawrence.

    Williams had been terminated by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts on March 22.

    With Kentucky being an at-will state, Roberts gave no reason for Williams’ termination.

  • MW seeks loan to assist incoming factory

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— You do what you have to do to get free money.

    For the city of Mount Washington, that means forming a local industrial development authority to save the city $1 million.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong worked with grant writer Bryan Kirby and city engineer Dave Derrick to meet the requirements of a $1 million community development block grant.

    Armstrong credited Kirby as a major player for finding financing for the Armstrong Lane water tower.

  • Commission recommends rezoning in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long-time business needing an upgraded zoning change led to a lengthy discussion with the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Business owner Virginia McAllister made a rezoning request from R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business. McAllister’s is located just north of North Bardstown Road in Mount Washington.

  • Fiscal Court overturns ACO termination

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The new animal control director in Bullitt County is a familiar face.

  • $20 million expansion to add 35 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Combined with its operations in Bullitt and Nelson counties, a local supplier for the automotive industry will spend almost $50 million to expand their current facilities.

    Tower Automotive Operations USA received preliminary approval for tax incentives through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The announcement came four days after the city of Shepherdsville approved incentives for the company.

  • LJ to ensure daytime firefighter protection

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Every time Kendall Coleman sees a fire call come across his phone, he prays.

    He prays that it isn’t a call for help at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    He prays it isn’t a call for a house fire occupied by an elderly resident.

    In general, when it is during the day while he’s at work, Coleman prays that it isn’t a fire run in the city of Lebanon Junction.

    As the fire chief, Coleman is responsible for his crew… and for the safety of the residents of the community.

  • Steps to open new storage facility in Pioneer Village gets final approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Two investments companies continued proper procedures in hoping to establish a new storage facility in Pioneer Village.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a request by Storage 911, LLC, representing Sea Star Investments and Utica Investments, for a 15-foot encroachment variance into the required 30-foot setback for the construction of a covered parking building.

  • Mayor says no reason to change his mind on future use of facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He listened to the discussions but, at the end of the meeting, Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury was not moved.

    He was not moved to make a change on his tie-breaking vote to turn the Shepherdsville Community Center over to the public works department.

    With the failure to change his vote despite having a room from of scouts, members of Scout Troop 868, as well as a dance group, will be looking for a new home this May.

    “It’s a done deal,” Hockenbury said after Monday’s council meeting.

  • Arla looking to expand medical care services

     HILLVIEW - Dr. Mohana Arla reminded the Hillview City Council of his efforts to bring a hospital to Bullitt County since he arrived in 1996.

    However, the promise of such a facility, which became KentuckyOne Health Jewish Medical Center South, did not live up to the local dreams of a full hospital facility.

    As a result, Arla, along with his son, Dr. Praveen Arla, have decided upon a new pathway to bring proper medical care to local residents… with a little help from the council.