• MW looks to move boundaries to north

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— In an effort to gain better control over what occurs near the Jefferson County line, the city of Mount Washington is  looking to annex the property.

    According to Mayor Barry Armstrong, the annexation project had been discussed when he was still a city council member, but didn’t really take off until he became mayor in January 2015.

    Currently, the city limit line stops near the end of the Old Bardstown Road, including the bypass.

  • Letter to ask council to revisit mayor selection

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two councilmembers upset with the process in which a mayor was selected will give those responsible one chance to undo what they consider to be wrongs.

  • Phillips selected police chief, Coleman fire chief

     LEBANON JUNCTION—The city of Lebanon Junction has just been hit with a double-dose of leadership changes.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield read a letter of resignation from fire chief Todd Crady at the February city council meeting.

    “At this time, with the demands of my job, I cannot devote the time needed to the position of chief effectively,” the letter read. “Thank you for all your support over the last two years. It has been greatly appreciated.”

  • County to keep expanded control over buildings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is a document that is very valuable to both the county and to the contractors.

    With a quick 3-0 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to sign the expanded jurisdiction agreement with the state of Kentucky.

    Jim Bozeman, the county’s code enforcement director, said it was a very important issue.

    With the expanded jurisdiction, local inspectors can handle larger projects.

    Without the designation, the state would be called in to do inspections.

  • Pioneer Village makes offices more secure with changes

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Becknell Hall will become a more secure facility thanks to approval from the Pioneer Village City Council.

     The council approved bids for security cameras and a security door as upgrades to the building, which includes city offices, police department headquarters and a meeting hall.

     The bids were approved at the council’s January business meeting after council members discussed proposals by Eric Cox, representing Louisville Fire and Safety, and Tim Brown, representing Mediaimpact.

  • Tourism numbers for 2015 impressive in Bullitt

      SHEPHERDSVILLE— The numbers don’t lie.

    According to statistics presented at the January Bullitt County Tourism Commission Meeting, Bullitt County saw a drastic increase in visitors in 2015.

    According to Tourism Director Troy Beam, an additional 48,000 people visited attractions throughout the county than the year before.

    “I think it’s momentum,” Beam said. “I think I can look back and those attendance numbers are going to show going up, up, up the past 10 years.”

  • Timing of vote may be critical to validity

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Is the vote to place Brian James into the role of mayor of Shepherdsville for the next nine months legal?

    That is the question many raised followed the vote on Tuesday night by the Shepherdsville City Council.

    With the six-member board, four are required to reach a quorum.

    On Tuesday, Randy Hammond was on vacation and not present.

    The remaining five members were present -- Larry Hatfield, Ashley Bratcher, Dana Bischoff James, Gloria Taft and Bernie Brown.

  • Bernheim Forest to receive funds from plant grant from LG&E, KU

    We all know trees beautify our natural landscapes, but they’re also a vital part of our ecosystem and play a key role in energy as well.

    Trees help reduce energy bills by providing summer shade, winter warmth and winter windbreaks; benefits the Commonwealth will multiply and continue to enjoy long into the future thanks to partnerships funding tree planting projects across the state in 2016.

  • Hunters Hollow hopes to not have to return ‘Christmas present’

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The year 2015 ended with a Christmas gift for the Hunters Hollow City Commission, a report that a proposed sewer rate surcharge increase was withdrawn by the Public Service Commission.

     That meant a potential rate increase as high as 125 percent was avoided for customers of the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant, including about 750 households and businesses in Hillview and Hunters Hollow.

  • James hopes public will give him chance as new mayor

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The desire to be mayor of the city of Shepherdsville did not pop up Tuesday afternoon after he learned of the resignation of Scott Ellis.

     Brian James has run for the office and has been lobbying for the position since it became apparent that Ellis would not fulfill his four-year term.

     At 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday, James was sworn into office as mayor of Shepherdsville by city attorney Joseph Wantland.