• 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.

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    1.    Local consumers are receiving letters in the mail from an out-of-town attorney referencing unclaimed property. The attorney offers the consumer help to claim it, for a fee. You can find out if you have unclaimed property or cash - for free – just contact your State Treasury or go to unclaimed.org.

  • Fox Chase looks at paving certain city streets this year

     FOX CHASE - Street maintenance is an issue that all city officials face.

    The Fox Chase City Council appears to be in good shape in regards to upgrades.

    Mayor Owen Taylor informed the council that Mago Construction offered an estimated cost of around $62,000 to pave and restripe some city streets.

    Taylor said Mago, Flynn Brothers Construction and the county were waiting on updated asphalt costs to determine project costs.

    The mayor added that a Mago representative told him the city’s roads were still in decent shape.

  • Grand opening: Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks

     It was a beautiful day to cut a ribbon recently for the staff of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home.

    Joined by members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and local officials, the ribbon was cut on a brand new funeral home on Highway 44 East in Mount Washington. The full-service facility is near Bullitt East High School and Calvary Christian.

    The new facility is the third in Bullitt County to be operated by the family-owned company.

    Doves were released to signify the formal opening of the funeral home.

  • Mount Washington brings sweet smell to odor issue at sewer plant

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the past month Mount Washington mayor Barry Armstrong has encouraged city residents to report any continuous odor issues stemming from the city’s sewer treatment plant.

    It has been a long-running complaint from residents in the area.

    But the smell is apparently a little sweeter for nearby property owners.

    The city has worked to resolve issues since a June council meeting, which included a number of residents addressing the situation.

  • City, group working to get skate park started

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two groups continue to skate around specific issues, but they are working together to make a Mount Washington BMX/skate park one step closer to existence.

    Crystal Goodman and Brent Wheeler, representing the Bikes with Wings Foundation, discussed final plans with the Mount Washington City Council, with both sides hoping to start work on the new park.

    According to Goodman, the construction drawings for the park had been completed.

    “We’re waiting in a stamp of approval from the city,” she said.