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  • Dispatch to be overseen by sheriff’s department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you call Central Dispatch, you probably won’t notice a lot of difference.

    However, the oversight of the department now falls into the control of sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    With the quest to return its Central Dispatch system to full privileges, the operations of that agency will now be overseen by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    After a long discussion, fiscal court unanimously agreed to turn the control of Central Dispatch over to sheriff Tinnell.

  • MW Sewer Line Replacement to Cause Summer Road Delays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents in the older areas of Mount Washington may experience some road delays over the summer due to sewer line work.

    According to Public Works Director Ronnie Fick, the replacement of the sewer lines will correct excessive infiltration in the lines which will ultimately help the sewer treatment plant last longer.

    “This project is long overdue,” he said.

  • Bojangles newest national chain to land in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Another restaurant chain is looking to continue its trek north with a new eatery in Bullitt County.

    Bojangles, which has over 600 restaurants, including 11 in Kentucky, will build its northern-most eatery the Commonwealth in Shepherdsville.

    The company secured a variance for five smaller-than-allowed parking spaces, as well as its site plan review, on Thursday.

    Attorney Eric Merlino, representing the company based in Tennessee, said that the restaurant is to be located on Conestoga Parkway adjacent to the PBI Bank facility.

  • Residents ‘hear’ cell tower coming

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you hear me now?

    For residents along McElvain Lane in southern Bullitt County, they heard what they didn’t want to hear.

    The Bullitt County Planning Commission gave approval to a revised plan by Capital Telecom Holdings and Verizon to install a 190-foot cellular tower.

    While not totally opposed to the need for the cellular tower, residents were hoping that planners would force the company to move the facility into wooded areas which would make it less visible.

  • Sanitation District to begin quest to upgrade current facilities

     HILLVIEW — The  hard work of meeting the promises made to the state Division of Water has now begun for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    Approval was given to begin the first phase of its plans to get rid of smaller treatment plants and constructing a larger regional facility.

    The sanitation board voted unanimously to allow district manager Jerry Kennedy to borrow up to $775,000.

    The first phase of the $18 million project will include obtaining a loan from the Kentucky Rural Water Finance corporation.

  • Sheriff to oversee dispatch operations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the quest to return its Central Dispatch system to full privileges, the operations of that agency will now be overseen by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dialysis joins Chamber

     HILLVIEW - Hillview’s only kidney care resource location has increased its quality service.

    Davita Dialysis, located at Brooks Plaza, is expanding its services from three days to six.

    Regional operations manager Tim Voigt said the location will now serve customers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., adding to its Monday-Wednesday-Friday hours of 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Hunters Hollow officials can only wait on sewer decision

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Mayor Linda Parker determined that a sewage treatment plant explosion in 2015, affecting 700 area residents including Hunters Hollow homes, classified as an immediate emergency.

    Over two years have gone by, however, as Parker, the city commission, and the residents continue to wait for both answers and results.

  • City officials talk about chance of using food tax for projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— With nearly $900,000 in revenue from the restaurant tax each year, Shepherdsville councilmember Lisa Carter is looking for a way to use some of those funds for projects such as beautification.

    And, while the Shepherdsville council is looking at the issue, others are attending meetings hosted by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    At a recent council meeting, Carter repeated an earlier idea of revising the current setup.

  • Tourism continues to grow in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE— It can be difficult to picture how tourism affects a county.

    It isn’t as difficult to picture $519, as in the same $519 Bullitt County residents saved in local and state taxes in 2015 thanks to tourism.

    According to a recent study Certec, Inc. of Versailles,  for the year 2015, Bullitt County generated just over $89 million in direct tourist spending and $140 million in total tourist spending.

    Tourism supported 1,901 jobs and produced $31 million in worker income, according to the survey.