• MW looks to expand parks system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Swimming, tennis, baseball, oh my. Very soon Mount Washington might be on its way to having a recreation center of its own.

    At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Joetta Calhoun proposed utilizing 33 acres of the land near the business park near Flat Lick Road for the project.

    The council seemed please with the idea.

    “You know I have been looking for land for quite some time now,” she said.

  • Company’s donation in honor of Bob Combest allows for center’s transportation of seniors to continue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a time when many of the regulars attending the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center made the trip to see Bob Combest.

    Now, thanks to some special assistance, many will travel to the senior center again because of Bob Combest.

    The eBay Foundation, Inc., GIVE Team made a donation of $10,000 for transportation to the senior center thanks to a letter written by team member Katherine “Kippy” Combest, Bob’s daughter-in-law.

  • Fox Chase hopes to work out snow removal deal with Hillview

    FOX CHASE - It doesn't show signs of stopping, so the council got to popping.

    Fox Chase City Council members approved a proposed interlocal snow removal agreement contract with the city of Hillview through May 1, 2015.

    The agreement would allow the Hillview Public Works Department to plow Fox Chase streets, as well as speeding salt at intersections and on hills at Fox Chase Drive and Idylewild Drive after consulting the Fox Chase mayor.

  • Roadwork affecting local businesses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Even though it’s paving the way for the future, work on Interstate 65 has not been helping Bullitt County tourism lately.

    Construction in the county begins around Lebanon Junction and extends to the Gene Snyder Freeway. 

    Much of it is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Crews have reduced the road to two lanes.

    This was one of the concerns discussed at a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

  • BBB Warns: Veterans Day Scams Target Heroes and Exploit Patriotism

     Scam artists are targeting veterans, those who serve, and people’s patriotism on this Veterans Day. Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky warns of these common Veterans scams:

    ·        Posing as the Veterans Administration and contacting vets to say they need to update their credit card, bank or other financial records with the VA;

  • Things are really popping at new Champions Gourmet Popcorn

    HILLVIEW - A local couple hopes to tag-team their way to success in a "Mom-and-POP" sort of way.

    Former Ohio Valley Wrestling champion Eric "Bam Bam Dezarn and his fiance, Cindy "Sissy" Jackson, are the co-owners of Champions Gourmet Popcorn. 

    The couple were first inspired to try the business after a Florida vacation last year to celebrate their engagement.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s November 2014 Hot Topics!

    1. Receive a text from The Credit Union Center with an ALERT that your VISA/Debit Card has been temporarily frozen? Delete it! It is a SCAM! The text advises you to call a number, then you are told if you want to reactivate your card, you need to enter your 16 digit credit card number.

  • Razor’s Edge perfect place for owners to sharpen their skills as old-time barbers

     CEDAR GROVE - The scissors on this day were used on a big red ribbon.

    The Razor’s Edge Barber Shop hosted an official ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening. Co-owners Rob Vittitoe and Troy Fleming opened the shop’s doors on Aug. 27.

    Vittitoe, a Bullitt County native, grew up watching his grandmother and mother cut hair. He brings four years of professional experience to the shop.

    A construction worker for 18 years, Vittitoe decided upon a career change.

  • Flood still major topic for Shepherdsville board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Any water found in the new Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated flood plain proposal will be hot water.

    The Shepherdsville City Council continues to work toward a more feasible solution to FEMA’s suggestions of increased flood insurance premiums for residences and businesses located within the proposed plain.

    The city’s 90-day appeal period began on Oct. 1, giving the city until Jan. 1, 2015, to officially appeal. The process began when the plans were officially made public.

  • Approach could get water to more people

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners had a 10-year period where they could work with neighbors to gain access to a reliable water source if they lived in unserved areas.

    However, since 2012, that ability ended.

    Jim Grunow, an engineer with the Louisville Water Co., said that since that period ended, the ability for residents to extend water mains had gotten much more expensive.

    In a way to make the extension of water service a little more reasonable, Grunow said a possible proposal has been generated by the Bullitt County Water Management Council.