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  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2016

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

  • Planning commissioner gets support to approach court on staff vacancy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An agency has not had a position filled because of politics.

    That is at least the feelings of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    And they hope to do something, even if it is only to bring some transparency, about the situation.

    When Brian Richardson was promoted to the position of planning administrator after Roanne Hammond retired, a vacancy existed.

    The position would handle the numbering system and enforcement issues.

  • County budget grows with revenue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With projected revenue for the 2016-17 budget expected to grow by over $1.5 million, county officials will have a little more funding to appropriate.

    In a first reading of the county budget, the appropriations will exceed $23.5 million, an increase of nearly $1.8 million.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts gave her budget address May 31 to magistrates Dennis Mitchell and Gary Lawson.

    (Magistrates Joe Laswell and Joe Rayhill were not present.)

  • Lee realizes dream of owning store, Urban Max, in hometown

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bookkeeper Donna Lee said she has always dreamed of opening a small shop in her hometown of Mount Washington. After much deliberation--and encouragement from her husband and friends, Lee quit her bookkeeping job and opened Urban Max Boutique early this year.
        Born and raised in Lebanon, Lee’s family has always lived around Mount Washington. Her parents moved to Louisville when she was younger and 16 years ago she and her auto-technician husband built a home in Mount Washington.

  • Vandalism slows installation of park water fountains

    By Stephanie Jessie
    Staff Writer
        LEBANON JUNCTION— Those wanting a refreshing drink while playing at the city park will have to wait until the vandalism stops.
        According to councilmember Connie Jackson, the city park was recently vandalized by a group of girls.
        Although there are security cameras that show the girls doing damage to the tables under the pavilion at around 5:30 p.m., the camera quality is too low to show their faces.

  • Over 100 new jobs coming to Rue La La facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The growing employee base centered in the Cedar Grove Business Park continues to increase.

    On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority granted preliminary approval for $2.25 million in tax credits for an existing business to expand.

    Retail Convergence.com, which has Rue La La as part of its umbrella of companies, will had 102 more jobs over the course of the next two years.

  • Hillview police get high marks as goal still accreditation

     HILLVIEW -- Over the past year, the Hillview Police Department has come a long way.

    And, if you doubt that, just ask officials at the Kentucky League of Cities who are grading the papers of the local police department.

    Police chief William Mahoney presented police department accreditation test scores through the Kentucky League of Cities.

    According to Mahoney, the department’s score dropped significantly after 2011, following stringent additions to the testing process.

  • Public meeting to show plans for new interchanges on I-65 in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will host a public meeting regarding proposed improvements to the existing Interstate 65 interchange at KY 480 in Shepherdsville and designs for a new interchange south of KY 480 in Bullitt County.

    The meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 2, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The meeting will be an open house format where citizens can stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m.

  • Board feels range for shooting lessons off-the-mark in MW; denies CU permit

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents along Bleemel Lane will not have to worry about the opening of an indoor shooting range.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to deny a conditional-use permit for Barbara Noll.

    Noll’s son was planning to use an existing building on her property to teach concealed carry weapons classes.

    Her son, Matt, said that it was his plan to maybe give lessons 1-2 times per month with seven people present at any one time.

  • Hardaway Memorial Scholarship

     Miranda Rippy of Bullitt Central High was recently awarded the Hardaway Memorial Scholarship from First Harrison Bank.

    This continues the tradition started by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Rippy will receive a $1,500 scholarship that will go toward her studies at Morehead State University. She will major in education.