• Hebron Estates looks to increase pay for next group

     HEBRON ESTATES - The mayor and the commissioners need some sort of reimbursement for their services.

    But a city commission needs to be careful about how they approve payments to those who are serving on the commission.

    When a pay rate is set, the commission must approve it to go into effect after the next upcoming election, making certain the action isn’t just a way to give themselves raises.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission heard a first reading regarding pay compensation for the city’s mayor and commissioners.

  • MW officials confident new tenant will be found

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After 10 months, a new Mount Washington restaurant has closed its doors, leaving the city with a rentable building but no tenant.

    The Mount Washington Family Diner and Ice Cream restaurant, located at 1150 North Bardstown Road, opened its doors on Feb. 7.

    By opening, the diner began a new adventure for the city as its first venture in the commercial rental business. Though the city had nothing to do with how the business operated, it served as the landlord.

  • SURVEY SAYS...County would support indoor pool

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Would Bullitt Countians support an indoor aquatic center?

    A survey of 200 members of the Bullitt County Family YMCA and 600 residents in the community seem to show there is an interest in such a facility.

    Li Li, a representative of FourSquare Research, recently released data from a survey to the committee looking at the feasibility of an indoor aquatic center.

    “There is a lot of interest for it,” said Li.

    Finding a location in Shepherdsville was a clear choice for respondents. 

  • Council gives OK to gravel lot despite hefty price tag

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Shepherdsville City Council put into its budget a project to gravel a vacant lot off Second Street.

    However, with a projected $577,000 hit from increased city contributions to the retirement fund, councilman Mike Hibbard felt there might be a little more consideration before spreading the rock for a parking lot.

    “It’s a matter of priorities,” said Hibbard. “There might be something more pressing at the time.”

    The gravel work would be around $200,000.

  • Candidates begin to file for 2018 races

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The following have filed for office in Bullitt County:

    *County Judge/Executive — Melanie Roberts, incumbent, Republican; Jerral “Jerry” Summers, Republican

    *County Sheriff — Republicans Bryan Whittaker, Larry Coy, Michael Offe, Walt Sholar, Mike Cook and Todd Brimm; Democrat Myra Minton

    *County Jailer — Republican Denise Arnold

    *County Clerk — incumbent Republican Kevin Mooney

    *Circuit Clerk — incumbent Republican Paulita Keith

  • Special election required to fill vacancy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rebecca Johnson wants the opportunity to fill the seat vacated with the death of her husband on Wednesday.

    State Rep. Dan Johnson, who represented the 49th District of Bullitt County in the state House of Representatives, died on Wednesday evening.

    In a release sent to the Associated Press on Thursday, his wife said she would run to fill the seat.

    Rebecca Johnson wrote that she desired to fill his seat because of “these high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can’t be allowed to win the day.”


     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In keeping with tradition, Panera Bread opened in Shepherdsville with the breaking of a baguette.

    Panera representative Archie Karel explained that the company breaks the French bread rather than cutting a ribbon to open all its restaurants before inviting members of the city and chamber of commerce to take their own piece, too. 

    Along with their various breads, the café offers numerous soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta and dessert items as well as a variety of coffees, smoothies, teas and frozen drinks.

  • New Hope expands as needs continue to grow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Just like a growing family needs a bigger home, a growing center needs more space.

    For A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, the new space has provided new hopes for a larger outreach and a more professional feel.

    The nonprofit organization works to educate both women and men on pregnancy and provide resources to those who ask for it.

    Heading into its seventh year, A New Hope was previously housed in a home-turned-office off Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

  • Beam to invest millions into warehouses; schools work

      CLERMONT — A major expansion is planned which could mean that up to 15 new warehouses would be built to store and age Jim Beam bourbon.

    The investment could be as much as $585 million.

    Normally, that would be a tremendous increase in taxable property assessments, which would mean high dollars for governmental agencies such as the school district.

    However, under an agreement with Bullitt Fiscal Court, the county will actually lease the property to Beam Suntory through an industrial revenue bond issue.

  • Wight-Meyer earns Commissioner’s Cup

     FRANKFORT — Some familiar names and a first-time winner rounded out the list of Commissioner’s Cup-winning wineries at the 2017 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition.