• CONFLICTING SIGNS: MW Council thinks twice; decides to keep sign laws

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Recent discussion about a new proposed sign ordinance has left many confused.

    The Mount Washington City Council had a second reading of a sign ordinance which would overhaul the current one and eliminate items such as signs being hung on utility poles and require people to obtain a permit for yard or garage sale signs. 

    Another element which would affect a lot of businesses is signs with moveable type or flashing arrow signs will only be allowed to be displayed 30 days a year.

  • Regional sewer proposal nears final stages

     LOUISVILLE - Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville.

    The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options…and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies who are part of the work group.

  • Warnings done, tickets to come for speeders

     HEBRON ESTATES - Unless you want a little post-Christmas present in the Bullitt County District Court, you better slow down when driving through one northern municipality.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said his officers had written speeding citations to those driving through the city of Hebron Estates.

    Most of the offenders were students from North Bullitt who were racing through the subdivision to get to school.

    Garden Court and Scenic Trail were some of the targeted streets.

  • City retains 1.5% occupational tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In 2011, the city of Shepherdsville was searching for ways to pay its bills.

    At the time, the Shepherdsville City Council, which included two current members, was looking for ways to tackle a debt of over $5 million and the need to have another $1.5 million annually just to pay the debt service.

    Sewer rates were increased by 66 percent and the occupational tax went from 1 percent to 1.5 percent.

    But the increase in the occupational tax included a provision that on Dec. 31, 2014, it would revert back to its original amount.

  • Contract Board will seek contract where it retains control of tax dollars

     CLERMONT - The contract governing the relationship between the Southeast Bullitt Fire District board of trustees and the fire department corporation has been terminated.

    But, to ensure there is no gap in fire protection service to the residents, the board authorized negotiations to begin immediately on a 60-day emergency contract with Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department.

    However, the future of who will provide fire protection starting March 1 is still a major concern.

  • CONTRACT TERMINATED: Hatfield withdraws resignation; back on fire board

     CLERMONT - Legal or illegal, Julius Hatfield reassumed his position as a member of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District board of trustees.

    With Bullitt Fiscal Court preparing to hold a hearing to remain Hatfield from the board in December, the fire chief resigned on Dec. 4.

    However, when Bullitt Fiscal Court took no action on the resignation, Hatfield had second thoughts.

  • Fate of contract part of special meeting

     CLERMONT -- A special meeting Friday night will tackle the meatiest of issues involving the relationship between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees and the fire and rescue corporation.

    The meeting set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the main fire station on Highway 245 is open to the public.

    Five items are on the agenda and only those issues can be discussed.

    Dan Thibodeaux, a member of the board of trustees, said getting a mutual aid agreement between all fire departments is necessary.

  • Economic Development Authority to help start logistics pathway program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has many distribution facilities in its boundaries.

    Bullitt County students are looking for ways to become college or career ready in order to graduate.

    Businesses are always looking for better prepared applicants to enter the work force.

    Students are always looking to secure jobs which make more than minimum wage.

    A pilot program being started in Bullitt County could solve the concerns of both parties.

  • WalMart begins process of hiring 300 employees

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The building is coming together and soon the WalMart on Conestoga Parkway will be open.

    But before the Shepherdsville retail store can open, approximately 300 employees must be hired and trained.

    According to an attorney representing the store during a recent Board of Adjustment variance hearing, WalMart is expected to be open early in March.

    The company released information on Friday about the hiring process.

  • BBB Tips on Charitable Giving During the Holidays

     Many people support their favorite charities all year long, however, some wait until the holiday season to donate. BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky offers some DOs and DON’Ts that apply year-round when it comes to charitable giving.