• Euthanized cats may be sold as part of research projects

     CLERMONT -- While the attempt is made to find homes for every dog and cat housed at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, director Mark Williams said that is not always possible.

    Some are adopted. Others are taken by rescue groups. And others are reclaimed by their owners.

    But, Williams said, there are some which must be euthanized.

    Bio Corporation of Alexandria, Minn., is interested in taking any cats which have been euthanized.

  • Litter money available for more non-profit groups to generate funds

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Non-profit organizations will now have another avenue to generate funds.

    And they will be cleaning up the county at the same time.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste director, said there will be more opportunities available to groups wishing to pick up trash along roadways.

    Previously, much of the state’s litter abatement funds were used as constables took inmates out to pick up trash.

  • Glass studio provides education, beautiful gifts

     HILLVIEW -- The owner of a local glass gallery hopes to educate and involve Bullitt County residents on a 2,000 year-old tradition.

    Mike Hudson bought Fire Studio and Gallery, formerly Hawk’s View Art Gallery, about two years ago, but wanted to take the time to revamp and rebrand the space.

    “Each artists’ taste is always a little different,” he said. “I feel like we’ve brightened the place a lot more, added a little more contemporary work than what was here.”

  • BBB Tips on Holiday Shopping

     The holiday shopping season is here! Whether you are planning to go out shopping on Black Friday, or shop from home on Cyber Monday, here are some shopping tips from your Better Business Bureau.

    Black Friday Shopping

    Know before You Go. Many retailers will release their Black Friday deals online, in social media, and other publications. Some will also send emails (sign up for their email alerts). Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals.

  • SPLIT DECISION: Zoning requests get mixed review from commission; fiscal court to rule

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a boxing match, the first two judges would have ruled a different participant as the winner.

    The third judge would have that deciding vote.

    On Thursday night, developer George Miller received a split decision on two rezoning requests. And, for him and the dozens of residents from the community, the deciding judge will be members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a 35-acre tract but an unfavorable recommendation on a 90-acre tract.

  • County now ‘entertaining’ bids for tract next to I-65

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a prime piece of real estate near the Highway 44 interchange at Interstate 65?

    Do you have at least $700,000 to spend?

    Then, Bullitt Fiscal Court may have a deal for you.

    Sealed bids are currently being taken through Nov. 30 for the property located just west of the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

    Fiscal court members voted unanimously to sell the property, which was purchased by the county in March 2006.

  • USA Portable Buildings wins BBB award

     A local business has been honored by the Better Business Bureau.

    During a ceremony on Nov. 4, USA Portable Buildings and its president Jim White were  honored as the 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

    The Shepherdsville-based business was honored in the category for firms with 1-10 employees. It is a supplier of portable buildings throughout the United States and is a supplier for major chains such as Lowes.

  • District saved nearly $1M in energy costs over 2014-15

     Building automation systems and the behavioral, personal actions staff members implement such as turning off lights, unplugging appliances and following shutdowns reaped a cost savings of $810,450 during the 2014-2015 school year.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph put the savings into a practical perspective.

    “Imagine what $810,450 can be invested in,” she said, citing the average teacher salary, the cost of a new bus, the cost of 30 books for a classroom, new computers for a lab or new iPads.

  • Community joins together to celebrate bank’s service as transition beginning

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What might seem like a sad farewell became a very happy celebration at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Employees gathered to host a party at the main branch offices to honor the careers of 10 long-time employees who will retire from the company in December.

    Earlier this year the community received official word that First Harrison Bank, based in Corydon, Ind., would take over The Peoples Bank branches.

  • City could extend Sunday hours

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On a Sunday afternoon, the television sets are tuned to the NFL or to NASCAR.

    But Tom Chamberlain has seen too many people walk into his establishment and walk back out.

    The reason?

    Alcohol cannot be sold on Sundays in the city of Shepherdsville until 2 p.m.

    Most sporting events start around Noon or 1 p.m.

    “We’re losing revenue,” said Chamberlain, who is owner of the Lights Out Bar and Grill on Highway 44 East.