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  • Sanitation District’s decision to not seek surcharge provides early gift for Hunters Hollow officials

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Leading up to the November business meeting of the Hunters Hollow City Commission, word spread that there would be no additional surcharge for city residents from the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    The commission feared a substantial surcharge increase by BCSD for maintenance and upgrades on the Hunters Hollow treatment plant received from Bullitt Utilities.

  • Mount Washington unveils app for better communications

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—The city of Mount Washington has gone mobile!

    With the launch of their new website, the city felt they could reach the general public better through the use of a cell phone application (or app).

    “The information between us and the citizens sometimes is almost nonexistent,” city clerk Dawn Hall said. 

    The website was designed to give the community members a spot they can go at anytime to get the information they may be looking for.

  • Bullitt selected as random election site to be audited by state AG office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It wasn’t like winning the lottery but Bullitt County did make the final cut of six.

    The winning counties are subject to a post-election audit by the state’s office of the attorney general.

    Under KRS 15.243, the attorney general is required to have 5 percent of the state’s 120 counties undergo an audit for any election irregularities.

    Bullitt, McCreary, Clark, Hardin, Morgan and Harrison counties were selected by random in a public drawing.

  • Business climate healthier

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The economy of Shepherdsville and Bullitt County might be getting a little healthier.

    On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval for tax incentives for Cend International Inc.

    The plan presented to state officials calls for the company, which is owned by The Hut Group, to make investments of over $17.2 million and generate 350 new jobs within the first four years of operation.

  • Men claim discrimination by MW

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Brenton Wombles and Aaron Almon just saw an opportunity to bring reasonably-priced goods to fill a niche in a Bullitt County community.

    However, after repeated denials by city officials to grant needed permits to operate, the men have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

    They cite a violation of their Constitutional rights.

    More specifically, they contend that Mount Washington officials will not grant a license due to their same-sex relationship and the fact that Wombles has a felony record.

  • BBB warns: Beware of holiday scams

     Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on holiday scams:

  • Shepherdsville will vote on provisions on alcohol sales, collective bargaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The process has been started but the public will get its chance to give its opinion at the Dec. 8 meeting.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland presented a first reading for an ordinance extending the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays, as well as legislation to allow collective bargaining for the police department.

    Local businessman Tom Chamberlain requested earlier sales on Sundays due to potential customers choosing to go elsewhere, especially when sporting events are being televised.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s December 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    Local consumers are receiving letters from the Office of Personnel Management about a data breach that has affected current, former, and retired federal employees. The legitimate letter will include a 25-digit pin to register for free credit and identity monitoring services.

  • Familiar face returns to serve as Fox Chase city councilman

     FOX CHASE - A familiar face returns to the Fox Chase City Council for the remainer of the current term.

    Mike Higgins was unanimously selected to rejoin the council, filling the vacancy left by former member Kathy Wheeler, who resigned in October. He will complete the remainder of Wheeler’s term, through December 2016.

    Higgins originally served as a council member following his election win in 2012. He vacated the seat when he ran for 3rd District magistrate in 2014.

  • Lebanon Junction completes sewer line replacement work

      LEBANNON JUNCTION --The broken sewer line has been replaced for the sewer plant.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council first heard about the broken pipe by Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis at its April meeting.

    Since then, Curtis has kept the group up to date as the group progressed on replacing the pipe.

    According to Curtis, the workers went nine feet deep and under as many trees as possible. He said that it was evident there had been breaks along the riverbank.