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  • Pioneer Village switches garbage collectors for next four years

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Residents in Pioneer Village now know where their trash will be going for the next four years.

    The Pioneer Village City Council approved a four-year bid with Waste Management for trash collection within the city limits from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2020.

    Waste Management was selected over Rumpke, the only other company to submit a bid.

  • Landlords upset with Hillview’s proposal on rentals

      HILLVIEW -- To have rental properties inspected each time a new tenant moved in sounded like a good idea on the surface.

    But, for those who rent property in the city of Hillview, such an inspection proposal would be a very bad idea.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said his concern is that people will sign the paperwork to rent property and then find out there are internal issues that they didn’t know about.

    Some landlords would take care of the repairs; others would not.

  • Sabert workers volunteer to do some work at Active Heroes

     A great group of volunteers from the Sabert Corporation in Hillview came out to the Active Heroes military family retreat center on Friday, April 22.

    Even though the conditions were less than superb, several volunteers showed up to work. The group came to volunteer on Earth Day, so they focused on a project that involved helping the environment.

  • Hillview looks to annex additional property

     HILLVIEW - Following a consistent barrage of meetings involving heavier issues this year, the Hillview City Council caught a collective breath in May.

    And despite ongoing issues involving bankruptcy debt plans and insurance increases, the city continues to grow.

    The council unanimously approved a proposed annexation ordinance involving 90 acres of unincorporated territory near off of Christman Lane, near Zoneton Road.

  • MW sports complex moving forward in planning stages

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Sports lovers rejoice!

    Designs for the sports complex in Mount Washington are at 90 percent completion.

    Project planner Chad McCormick of Land Design and Development presented an update on the park’s progress.

    The facility plans to include areas for baseball, football, soccer, tennis, basketball and disc golf as well as a couple of playgrounds, a splash park and an amphitheater next to a pond.

  • City bans smoking in cars with kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Ashley Bratcher was a child, she lived in a smoke-filled home.

  • Hillview to help Fox Chase control mosquito population

     FOX CHASE - In recent years the city of Fox Chase hasn’t fared well in interlocal agreements with neighboring cities regarding snow removal and police patrols.

    But the city council took care of business when it came to mosquitoes.

    The council unanimously approved the allowance of Hillview city employees to spray Fox Chase with anti-mosquito spray.

    Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor said Hillview purchased the spray for its own city, offering to also spray Fox Chase for free if Fox Chase paid for the spray used within its city limits.

  • Another city looks to regulate fireworks stands

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just days after another city revamped its regulations, the Shepherdsville town board is looking to make changes to its ordinance regulating temporary structures that sell fireworks.

    The Shepherdsville City Council held the first reading of its ordinance on fireworks sales.

    In an ordinance very similar to one adopted by the Hillview City Council, businesses selling fireworks this summer will pay a flat $1,000 permit fee.

    The permit would cover 14 days.

  • Flat fee suggested to help pay for dispatch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- To operate one of the most vital, yet most often overlooked, departments of county government, the annual price tag is about $1 million for Bullitt County Central Dispatch.

    And, with upcoming requirements, that department is facing some expensive upgrades in order to protect life and property in the county.

    The problem is that while a monthly $1 landline fee was imposed years ago, that revenue is dropping.

    The reason?

    Many people are getting rid of their land lines in the age of technology.

  • Able-bodied without dependents in Bullitt lose benefits if they have no job

     FRANKFORT -- Approximately 9,000 able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs), who live in Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Fayette, Daviess, Henderson, McCracken and Warren counties lost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on May 1 because they failed to either comply with federal work requirements or participate in an Employment & Training (E&T) program.