• Alcohol sales won’t start earlier on Sunday in Shep.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Tom Chamberlain watched nine customers walk out his business’ door on a recent Sunday.

    The reason -- they were there to enjoy a meal and some alcohol but they couldn’t.

    It was a Sunday and alcohol sales in Shepherdsville don’t start until 2 p.m.

    The proprietor of Lights Out Bar and Grill had hoped that his suggestion might help himself and other business owners. 

    The request to extend alcohol sales hours on a Sunday failed.

    And a compromise offered could not reach approval.

  • Hillview, quarry win latest round over zoning map approval

    HILLVIEW -- A company wishing to expand its quarry operation won another legal battle.

    The state Court of Appeals ruled that the Hillview City Council did not err in its rezoning of 301 acres to Earth Product zoning in July 2012.

    The property, which was being acquired by the Rogers Group, is located off Pecan Lane and Castlerock Drive. The plan was to someday expand the current Bullitt County Stone operations off Bells Mill Road.

    Property owners Joseph Sansbury, Grover Vorbrink and Doyle Jackson filed suit against the city council.

  • Man indicted on sex charges from 2007

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for several sex-related charges by the latest Bullitt County Grand Jury panel.

    Shannon R. Morris has been indicted for rape and incest, both Class A felonies, as well as sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

    In the indictment, Morris allegedly had sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 12. And he should have known that the person was a relative.

    The Class A felonies carry a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

  • Pioneer Village buying new police vehicles

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department is upgrading its patrol units with assistance and approval by the city council.

    Three police vehicles were surplussed by the council at their November business meeting, with the city looking to purchase two new Ford Explorers in December.

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds received a 2013 Explorer as his command vehicle, with his old cruiser converted into a regular patrol car.

  • Residents battle to defeat plans for apartment complex in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Neighbors opposed to a new apartment complex proposed at East Sanders Lane won in their first battle.

    However, those opposed to a $15.7 million project which would also help straighten out a dangerous intersection were taking nothing for granted.

    They came out en masse once again to tell the Mount Washington City Council why it should not overturn an unfavorable recommendation given by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

  • Lights now on at new Lights Out Bar and Grill

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Patrons are welcome to come in whenever the lights are on at Lights Out.

    One of Bullitt County’s newest dining establishments, Lights Out Bar and Grill is open for business in Shepherdsville.

    Lights Out is the first restaurant location for co-owners Tom and Beth Ann Chamberlain, who hope to provide another option for local diners.

    Beth Ann also owns All State Title Service, a local business providing vehicle titles for businesses such as banks and auction sites.

  • Hillview looks at adding second night for discussion

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview City Council hopes to offer more opportunity for residents to discuss local issues.

    City attorney Tammy Baker presented the first reading of an ordinance establishing a monthly public caucus meeting tentatively scheduled for the first Monday of each month.

    “It’s pretty much an open forum,” said mayor Jim Eadens.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy now facing federal indictments

    LOUISVILLE -- In July, the termination of a Bullitt County deputy sheriff was affirmed.

    Last week, a federal grand jury issued a two-count indictment against Matthew Corder, 51, of Louisville, for alleged actions which led to his dismissal in May.

    Corder was indicted  on two counts of willfully depriving an arrestee of his constitutional rights under color of law, announced by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Last leg of Preston to begin; work done by fall 2018

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The third and final leg of the widening of Preston Highway is set to begin work.

    Construction is slated to be completed by November 2018.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a contract has been awarded for the final segment from Ruhl Acres to Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    The $40.9 million contract was awarded to Louisville Paving Co.

  • Fiscal Court may not get chance to vote on controversial zoning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After hearing over three hours of testimony, Bullitt Fiscal Court members may not have the opportunity to vote on a rezoning request for two tracts of property off Chapeze Lane.

    In a meeting which started with Shepherdsville fire marshal Ted Calvert being called in to ensure the capacity of the fiscal courtroom was not exceeded, residents again voiced their displeasure over a proposed rezoning to IG General Industrial.