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  • Owner says her Hair Factory like a good Hollywood movie

     PIONEER VILLAGE - In “Steel Magnolias,” Truvy Jones owns a home-based beauty salon in her small Louisianan town. Though Jones, played by Dolly Parton, is not the main character of the 1989 film, her salon proves to be the watering hole for all major characters.

    Danielle Thixton said she wants to be the Truvy Jones of Bullitt County with the opening of her new salon, Hair Factory.

    Hair Factory, located in Pioneer Village, has been a dream of Thixton’s since she began her career in beauty.

  • Game On at GameStop was business ready to begin work

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the drone flying overhead and Storm Troopers prepared for action, the first package came off the conveyor line at GameStop on Thursday afternoon.

    Bypassing the traditional ribbon-cutting, employees at the new GameStop distribution center in Shepherdsville joined with dignitaries as the first package broke through the red ribbon.

    The 631,000 square foot facility off Conestoga Parkway triples the size of its previous location in Commerce Crossings.

  • Dermody breaks ground on newest facility

     CEDAR GROVE -- It wasn’t your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.

    As officials with Dermody Properties announced plans for its second large facility in Bullitt County, heavy equipment was already at work getting the site prepared.

    The 546,000 square-foot facility is expected to be ready by late 2016.

    The Park Loop Road facility is the second in Shepherdsville and fourth in Kentucky.

  • Peoplemark on target when looking for staff

        HILLVIEW - When a company looks for new employees, sometimes it’s hard to mark the right people.
        Peoplemark, America’s contemporary work force, is here to help, opening its newest staffing agency location in Hillview.
        National sales manager Joey Taylor said Peoplemark helps businesses find new employees across the country, offering a wide array of job types, including light industrial and heavy industrial.

  • Deatsville Road to be resurfaced in state’s program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two projects have been recommended for the state’s annual rural secondary road program in Bullitt County.
        One will be to shore up an area next to a bridge.
        The other will be to resurface nearly six miles on Deatsville Road.
        Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state transportation cabinet, brought the good news to county officials recently.

  • Budget talks focus on salaries

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Through the give and take of any budget process, members of Bullitt Fiscal Court seemed to reach accord on several key pay differences.
        Of course, the budget will not be approved until its second reading and vote, which is planned for June 21.
        Earlier this month, magistrates spent about an hour talking about differences of opinions on the proposed budget by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.
        And most of those talks centered around pay differences.

  • Growing Cedar Grove area gets new primary care facility

     CEDAR GROVE --  With a growing residential and business community along Highway 480, it makes sense that services are coming to the area.

    In terms of medical services, KentuckyOne Health Primary Care opened its doors recently in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

    The facility is located in the shopping center at the entrance of the business park.

  • The Pet Page: Pet Styles by Sharon

        When given the chance to sell insurance or be surrounded by dogs all day, Pet Styles by Sharon’s Sharon Walls went with the pups.
        After an opportunity arose to work with Dr. Stone at the Shepherdsville Animal Shelter, Walls began grooming pets on Saturdays and weekdays after her day job as a State Farm insurance agent. Eventually, she left State Farm to pursue pet grooming full-time.
        “I saw an opportunity to work with animals and do something I could possibly love,” she said.

  • Swimming repairs get new twist; opening of BC pool not likely

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The chances of children swimming in the Bullitt Central pool continue to get more slim by the meeting.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court did not accept any of the three bids from companies seeking to make repairs on the pool, which was not allowed to reopen this summer by state inspectors.

    However, one of the bidders who was in attendance Tuesday night will have the opportunity to present plans to the state on repairs which are needed.

  • Watch your speed: Lower speeds in MW really already in place

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Lead foot drivers beware: The city of Mount Washington is trying their best to slow you down.
        But really, the ordinance proposed to lower speed limits from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour has actually been in place for years.
        According to mayor Barry Armstrong, speedy drivers are a problem throughout the city and the hope is lowering the speed will slow people down enough to create a safer environment.