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  • Next Hillview officials to see big pay increase

     HILLVIEW - City officials who are elected this fall in Hillview will receive a pay hike starting in January.

    While the city council pay will be set, the compensation for the next mayor could be a floating number.

    Instead of opting for a monthly pay scale for its mayor, the Hillview City Council voted 4-2, with JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, to a per diem pay.

    The next mayor will be paid $125 per day worked. Under the ordinance, a weekly report must be filed and the mayor paid for the days worked.

  • Bond refinanced by city for work on sewer plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council must refinance a general obligation bond of $3.5 million by the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

    A first reading of an ordinance issuing a new G.O. bond agreement for $3 million over five years through Republic Bank took place at the Apr. 28 city business meeting.

    An initial bond was issued in November 2011 to the city by BB&T in West Virginia. The bond would finance the city’s sewer interceptor line as part of a federal Environmental Protection Agency mandate.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s April 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants! Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant!

  • Should any signage be allowed on vehicles of contractors with county?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should contractors who do business with the county government have the right to affix signs to their vehicles?

    That question arose when James Sneed III inquired why a person supervising the road cleanup detail would have a sign promoting the campaign of Martha Knox on his vehicle.

    Although not named, constable Charlie Wright works the inmates who get out and pick up trash and do other services for governmental agencies. 

  • Business would need variance to fit its niche

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Get your brushes ready Mount Washington, The Tacky Palette might be coming to town soon.

    The Palette offers sip-and-paint entertainment. They currently have a location in Elizabethtown, which has been “very successful.”

    Recently, co-owner Deborah Koch addressed the Mount Washington City Couuncil about her dilemma.

    “We want to open one up in Mount Washington, but we need a variance,” she said.

  • County budget reaches $22.7M

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A healthy county budget could get a little healthier in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her budget to the magistrates on Friday with a 10 percent increase over the current year.

    The total appropriations for the next year would be $22.7 million, as opposed to the current $20.7 million.

    The first reading of the budget will be presented on May 20 with final adoption required by June 30.

    During a brief special meeting, Roberts detailed some of her plans for the budget.

  • Your Community looks to take over First Federal Savings

    ELIZABETHTOWN--After 91 years of operation, First Federal Savings Bank will disappear from the local business landscape later this year.

    First Financial Service Corp., the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, will become part of Community Bank Shares of Indiana. A definitive agreement finalizing the deal was signed Monday night and awaits approval from both shareholder groups and federal regulators.

  • Lebanon Junction in no hurry to consider text amendment

     LEBANON JUNCTION - City council members didn’t seem to be in a rush at April’s meeting to approve a request from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Lebanon Junction city attorney Mark Edison told the council the planners asked for the city to consider approving their new definition of “building.” 

    The new version the commission approved extends the wording to include temporary structures such as carports.

  • Business group networks to determine needs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis recently got to go on a field trip.

    And, on that trip, Davis learned a little more about what local industry is looking for from graduates of the school system.

    Bullitt County Economic Development Authority director John Snider recently organized a meeting of the plant managers from various facilities in the area.

    Various members of the community were invited to meet with the plant managers and that included a tour of several facilities.

  • Allen’s Logging honored as the best company in the state of Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE --Allen’s Logging LLC of Shepherdsville, was recently honored as the 2013 Kentucky Logger of the Year at the Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) 49th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark Spalding with the Kentucky Division of Forestry Central Region office nominated Allen for the award.  In addition to a plaque recognizing their achievement, a Stihl chainsaw was also presented to the Gussy Allen and was sponsored by the Kentucky Tree Farm Committee.