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  • Hebron Estates looks for ways to clean up unsightly properties

    By Thomas J. Barr
    Editor
        HEBRON ESTATES -- No matter the size of the municipality, one of the more difficult situations facing city officials is how to keep properties in good shape.
        From foreclosures to property owners just not keeping up their homes, officials are questioned by residents on what can be done.
        In the city of Hebron Estates, commissioners approved placing $5,000 into the annual budget for cleanup projects.

  • Ellis still mayor following ruling

       SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When he tendered a letter on Feb. 9, 2016, Scott Ellis intended to resign from the office of mayor.
        But what Ellis really did was resign his duties, not the office.
        As a result, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled late Tuesday that Ellis’ letter of resignation did not comply with state statute.
        However, the question is whether Ellis will reassume his position as mayor.

  • Six who filed for mayor will not be on ballot

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the judge’s ruling, six individuals were suddenly left with campaign materials that aren’t worth a whole lot.
        When Scott Ellis resigned, a vacancy was supposedly created with an election for the final two-plus years of the mayoral term on the ballot.
        However, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said the election will not be held and names will not appear on the ballot in November.

  • Piccola receives state incentives to build facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Richard Eschman acquired Piccola Manufacturing in the 1980s, he pledged to grow the machine shop into a much larger operation.

    Since 1986, the manufacturing business has seen its business triple in size.

    After purchasing an adjacent lot on Old Preston Highway in Shepherdsville, Eschman’s family business is ready to expand.

    The company received a $70,000 tax credit from the Kentucky Economic Development Authority on Thursday.

  • Companies look at different ways to fill jobs as holiday rush nears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the holidays quickly approaching, where do you find several thousand extra workers?

    That is maybe the biggest challenge for businesses in Bullitt County.

    While the distribution boom has been great, Bullitt County Economic Development Authority executive director John Snider said there are headaches which accompany such rapid growth.

    In the the past 18 months, Snider said over $192 million in new investments have been announced for Bullitt County.

  • MW seals land deal for Santa Rosa, over 300 jobs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—A big business park sale for the city is expected to bring over 325 jobs to the area.

    After almost seven months of negotiations, the Mount Washington City Council passed a resolution to allow Mayor Barry Armstrong to authorize and execute the real estate purchase agreement with Santa Rosa.

    The 23.2 acres of land sold for $1.33 million.

  • County can swim toward solution with plan of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The list of repairs is now known for the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central.

    Shannon Padden, owner of American Leak Detection in Mount Washington, took the bull by the horns and got what county officials couldn’t -- the OK from state officials to move forward with pool repairs.

    Due to issues raised a year ago by a state inspector, the Bullitt Central pool did not open this season.

  • Retention of water has leaders looking for state help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Detention Center was constructed over a decade ago. 

    Located in a very low area, truckloads of shale were brought onto the site.

    The jail opened and water issues have been a regular occurrence at the detention center.

    From mold to sinking floors, many of the problems at the facility can be linked back to moisture and standing water.

  • Court rejects planners’ bid to reduce fees

        SHEPERDSVILLE -- Some complaints over revised fees charged by the Bullitt County Planning Commission will take a little more time before any change is made.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court denied a text amendment that would address the fees charged on structures such as garages and pole barns, as well as the zoning compliance fee charged for building permits which are located inside municipal limits.
        With the denial, county attorney John Wooldridge can revise the text amendment and begin the process over again.

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.