• City requested to annex tracts off Chapeze

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A total of 131 acres of property off Chapeze Lane could become part of the corporate limits of Shepherdsville.

    But if the city doesn’t take final action before Jan. 5, the deal may be off.

    The property in question is owned by George Miller and Miller Enterprises.

    The rezoning request to be heard by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Jan. 5 is to turn it all into IG General Industrial property.

  • Martin Hill Road bridge opened

    NICHOLS -- Residents of Bullitt County got an early Christmas present Wednesday with the re-opening of the KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) bridge. 

    Contract crews have been installing guardrail and pavement markings this week so the roadway could be opened to traffic on Wednesday.

    Construction was completed one week ahead of the December 30, 2015 project completion date.

    KY 1417 has been closed since flood water from Knob Creek washed away the bridge approach on April 3. 

  • AMAZON Fulfills Holiday dreams

    Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Shepherdsville donated hundreds of toys and new bikes to the Bullitt County Toys for Tots program.

    The local facility has over 2,000  full-time employees, as well as seasonal workers during the holiday period.

  • Mount Washington to delay vote on rezoning until Jan. 11

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents expecting to learn the fate of a rezoning request at the corner of Highway 44 East and East Sanders Lane will have a couple of more weeks to wait.

    The Mount Washington City Council will not hold the second reading and vote on a rezoning request by Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks.

    The request would rezone the property to allow for apartments to be built and East Sanders Lane would be realgned.

  • 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.