• Hillview tax hike for inventory could hurt, says business owner

     HILLVIEW - Carl Payne has been in business for over 50 years.

    He is currently in the middle of a major project which includes the construction of a $2.3 million building off Old Preston Highway.

    And, now, he will be faced with an inventory tax which was raised by the Hillview City Council.

    During its September meeting, the council opted to raise a couple of its tax rates.

    For real property, the current rate of 11.63 cents per $100 of assessed property would go to 11.681 cents.

  • Land-use plan nears completion; public invited to give input

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process of developing a new comprehensive land-use plan is getting close to the final stages.

    One of the final public meetings is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. in the courthouse.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry is expected to have more details on the actual land-use proposals during this meeting.

    After years of attempting to revamp its land-use plan, which is required by law, the county hired a consultant, who is leading the process.

    During the past meeting, environmental issues dominated the conversation.

  • Homeowners rules don’t fall to city oversight

     FOX CHASE – The debate over why city government won’t enforce homeowner restrictions is pretty clear.

    City ordinances and homeowner restrictions are two different animals.

    In the city of Fox Chase, the issue is not a new one.

    City attorney Mark Edison said that the original developers of the subdivision implemented various forms of restrictions based on the stage of the development off Hebron Lane.

  • AG says court erred over closed session, records request

     FRANKFORT – The state attorney general’s office has determined that Bullitt Fiscal Court is guilty of a pair of violations relating to open records and open meetings acts.

    The complaint filed by attorney Eric Farris against Bullitt Fiscal Court alleged that actions taken during an executive session on July 16 did not meet the standards to meet behind closed doors.

    And he also alleged that the court did not address his open records concerns within the time period allowed.

  • Officials question jailer over concerns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While voicing displeasure over that some felt was a lack of information being provided, Bullitt Fiscal Court members opted to not make any decision or action against jailer Martha Knox.

    For the first time, Knox and members of fiscal court did discuss some of the issues surrounding a pair of requests for information from the jailer.

    Magistrate Robert Hunt and Knox led most of the conversation.

  • BBB Warns Beware of Grandparent Scams on Grandparent’s Day

     As we celebrate grandparents this Sunday for Grandparents Day, Better Business Bureau is warning seniors to be on the lookout for a scheme commonly referred to as the “grandparent scam.”

  • Rezoning pulled as information not correct

     PIONEER VILLAGE – While the battle may not be over, residents opposed to a rezoning request off John Harper Highway could go home happy.

  • Hillview approves Sunday sales

     HILLVIEW – Two major pieces of legislation passed with very little discussion.

  • Prevention starts with more talk, awareness

      Suicide. Death. Cancer. What do these three things have in common? No one wants to talk about them. 

  • LJ pulls plug on contract; LWC selected

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- After years of discussion, the plug has been pulled on a water contract.