• Shepherdsville to look at comprehensive plan on drainage work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Do you think there might be drainage issues in certain parts of Shepherdsville?

    But do you know for sure where the problems are and how they could be fixed?

    Shepherdsville city councilman Bernie Brown knows there are problems but he also knows there needs to be a comprehensive study on where they actually exist.

    Engineer Arthur Jones said he could work with Scott Fleming, the city’s public works director, to start work on a plan of attack.

  • Hillview files for bankruptcy

     HILLVIEW - Facing a judgment of over $15 million and growing every day, the Hillview City Council voted Monday to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

    But city officials said that residents will not notice any change in the services offered.

    The council unanimously approved the resolution to allow mayor Jim Eadens to sign paperwork required for the federal bankruptcy protection.

    The council also approved retaining DelCotto Law Group to represent Hillview in the Chapter 9 proceedings.

  • Hillview library more than books; job skills provided through October

     HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.

  • AG promotes safety, consumer protection at state fair

      FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his staff will raise awareness about cybersafety, consumer protection and prescription drug abuse at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, which runs from Aug. 20 to Aug. 30 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Owners hope to bring local touch to new pharmacy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For John and Carolyn Knott, the thought of switching from a name-brand pharmacy to a locally owned, independent one was scary.

    “We were hesitant to change, but we support local,” Carolyn said. “We like that it is a family atmosphere.”

    That family environment is what B&B Pharmacy owners Ellen (Krajewski) Barger and Ashley Buckman were thinking when they decided to open Bullitt County’s only individually-owned pharmacy. 

  • Pioneer Village continues to grow through annexations

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The city of Pioneer Village has experienced a recent growth spurt.

    The city council approved two annexation ordinances during its July business meeting.

    The properties include a farm at the end of Lodie Lane owned by Michael and Karen Roby, as well as property along Highway 61 owned by Stephen and Frieda Joyce Stone.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher said a portion of the Roby property would experience some development.

  • MW plans to upgrade city annex building

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - City leaders hope that the Mount Washington Annex may someday look like an official city hall annex.

    The Mount Washington City Council listened to a presentation of architectural design ideas by Keyes Architects and Associates representative Harold Cox.

    The designs were created to primarily improve the annex building’s exterior, with new entrance ramps, flag poles, sitting areas and a brick facade, along with a podium and a possible statue of George Washington.

  • Hillview approves zoning for old Brooks school

     HILLVIEW - A trucking company will be allowed to move a portion of its company to the old Brooks school property.

    The Hillview City Council voted 5-1 to approve a rezoning of the property requested by Summitt Trucking, LLC, of Clarksville, Ind, from R-1 Residential to IL Light Industrial.

    The vote comes after a public hearing last month with company owner David Summitt and attorney Eric Farris, who discussed stipulations involved with the rezoning request that were approved by the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Big Yellow Chair is place to find all your gift needs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new gift shop with a big yellow chair in the front lawn is open for business in Shepherdsville.

    BYC (Big Yellow Chair) Gifts & Accessories is open for business, located at 155 N. Buckman Street.

    Co-owners Julie and Jeff Wathen turned the former home into the store, flipping it from the previous business, the DX2Go sleep lab.

    “It has the character that a gift shop needs,” said Julie Wathen. “Plus it’s already renovated.”

  • SE Bullitt delays vote on new tax rate

     CLERMONT - With two weeks to go before its next court appearance, the parties involved in the dispute at Southeast Bullitt Fire Department did not seem close to any resolution.

    In fact, some questioned whether the mediated agreement between the fire district board and the fire department corporation would be finalized.

    After several months of relative calm, Monday’s meeting of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board was heated once again.

    The agenda included action on setting the real property tax rate.