• City OK with limited incentives to new company

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In an effort to bring another large employer to the city, Shepherdsville officials will agree to sweeten the pot in its negotiations.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, a Jefferson County business is looking to possibly move its operations to Shepherdsville.

    There is currently 631,000 square feet available in the new Dermody Properties building next to Lowes on Conestoga Parkway.

  • Protests would delay possible annexation efforts

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Plans to annex a pair of tracts of property have run into a bit of a delay.

    The Pioneer Village City Council proposed annexing a pair of properties; however, city attorney Mark Edison said both were met with opposition from the property owners.

    By virtue of the opposition, the issues would have to be placed on the November 2016 ballot -- if the council wished to proceed.

    Steve Stone, one of the owners of property proposed for annexation, appeared at the September council meeting.

  • CVS gets approval to alter parking spaces; will allow store in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A parking variance brings a national drug store company one step closer to opening a new Shepherdsville location.

    Five Star Development of Alabama, Inc., plans to open a new CVS Pharmacy store at the southwest corner of Highway 44 and South Buckman Street.

    The company requested a variance allowing the proposed parking lot spaces on the property to be 163 square feet rather than the allotted 200 feet.

  • Free job training could lead to GE jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- General Electric would like to hire 100 new employees by the end of this year.

    The one condition is that they would need those employees to be certified in a generalized program.

    The Certified Production Technician (CTP) program is a four-week process. The problem is that time is growing critically short.

    During a recent meeting of the Bullitt County Ready to Work committee, Cindy Read of the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center spoke about an opportunity for local residents 18 years and older.

  • Audits still sought as court dates nears

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The likelihood that a circuit judge will be asked to determine the validity of a contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the corporation hired to battle blazes is growing stronger by the day.

    The latest revelation released by the fire district is that over $7.4 million in tax dollars turned over to the fire corporation since 2007 is not properly accounted for.

    However, no documents state that the money is missing or has been taken.

  • Fox Chase already focusing on snow removal for wintertime

    FOX CHASE - It was still September, but the Fox Chase City Council was ready for snow.

    The council approved a renewal of its interlocal snow removal contract with the city of Hillview.

    The two municipalities joined in an agreement for the first time during the 2014-15 winter, with Hillview offering street plowing and salting at an overall cost of $2,500 to Fox Chase.

    The council voted 4-0 to allow Mayor Owen Taylor to write a check in the same amount for 2015-16 services (Council members Kathy Wheeler and Jamie Wolz were absent).

  • Cars vs Vests: Sheriff says choices tough with limited funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County sheriff Dave Greenwell said he had to make a tough call.

    A call he says should not be necessary.

    However, as there is a long-running difference of opinion over the funding level from county government to the sheriff’s office, Greenwell decided that new vehicles were more important than bullet-proof vests.

    But, since publicity of the funding concerns were raised via the social media, Greenwell said enough donations have been received to pay his portion of a matching grant his office is applying for.

  • FFA group wants to grow word about farming

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Future Farmers of America (FFA) is looking to spread the word about a part of a community’s past before it is totally gone.

    The local chapter requested assistance from the Mount Washington City Council to help preserve the community’s past role in the field of agriculture.

    And they are looking to spread the word about the importance of an industry which is dying away.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams after flooding

     The Better Business Bureau is warning those who want to help flood victims in South Carolina and neighboring states to beware of scammers and fake charities. After a natural disaster, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from those who want to help.

    Here are some tips from BBB:

    ·       Donate to well-known charities. Beware of charities that spring up overnight. Check out a charity at bbb.org/charity.

  • Views mixed on development along Highway 245

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How should the Highway 245 corridor between Interstate 65 and the Nelson County line develop in the future?

    That is the question being tackled by a committee formed by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    For its second meeting, committee chair Larry Watkins was met with a not-so-happy crowd.

    But, at the end of the day, Watkins said he really didn’t care if anything was done to set up restrictions for future development.