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  • 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.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s May 2016 Hot Topics

     

    1.    A local BBB employee received a fake “notice to appear in court” email. The email appears to be from District Court, and informs the recipient to appear in court for a case hearing, then asks the recipient to click on an attachment for more information. Don’t click it! You could end up with a virus on your computer!

  • City looks to help keep MW pool open this summer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The county may not want to swim this summer, but Mount Washington is ready to dive in and help keep the pool project afloat.

    Mount Washington resident Trisha Moats spoke at a recent Mount Washington City Council meeting about her campaign to keep the county pools open and active for residents to enjoy.

    While her long-term goal is to have an indoor aquatic center in the county, she told the council her main focus until then is to maintain the facilities the county currently operates.

  • Mount Washington looks at changes to regulations on legal height on grass, weeds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The grass may be greener in Mount Washington, but the city is cracking down on just how tall it can be.

    An amendment pertaining to grass height was read at a recent council meeting.

    Previously, it was unlawful to permit on any portion of a lot or parcel of land the accumulation of weeds, grass or underbrush in excess of 12 inches in height.

    The proposed change involved lowering the height to eight inches.

  • Smoking in car with minor illegal?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As a former smoker, Tammy Ott never realized the harm she was putting her children in when they were traveling in a vehicle.

    As a child enrichment center owner, Ott now fully understands the dangers of smoking in a vehicle when there are youngsters inside.

    Ott fully supports the efforts of those wanting the passage of an ordinance to regulate smoking inside a vehicle when there are infants inside.

    But, on the other hand, Ott also understands there will be many who oppose such legislation.

  • Hillview settles on fireworks ordinance with $1,000 permit

    HILLVIEW -- After several months of discussion, Hillview officials finally reached a resolution to the issue of fireworks.

    More specifically, the issue of temporary fireworks stands.

    By a 4-2 vote, with councilmembers JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, the council approved its new ordinance.

    The major issue for operators was the $100 per day fee to be charged for a 14-day period.

    While the council listened to the concerns, members did lower the amount required for a permit.

  • New jobs coming to seat firm supplying Ford plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping to secure more manufacturing jobs, the Shepherdsville City Council has agreed to provide incentives for an expansion of an existing facility.

    The council voted 2-0, with two members not voting, to allow 1 percent of the current 1.5 percent occupational tax to be rebated back to Magna Seating of America, which is based in Troy, Mich.

    The company, which is a seat supplier for Ford Motor Co., is located in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • State approves road projects along Highway 480, city loan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With funding in place and a bid secured, construction on the new connector road from Cedar Grove Road to a new I-65 interchange can begin.

    On Monday, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to accept a $3.3 million bid to construct Alpha Way.

    And, on Thursday, the state Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $3.5 million loan to complete the project.

    The Cedar Grove improvement project includes several parts.

  • Hillview goes forward with financing to settle debt in lawsuit

     HILLVIEW -- The Hillview City Council moved forward with something no one wanted to do but they all knew that they had to do it.

    The council approved Kentucky League of Cities coordinating the $5.5 million bond sale.

    The money will go to pay off the debt of over $15 million.

    In order to generate enough revenue to guarantee the annual bond payments, the city previously increased its insurance premium tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.