• Skate park location still not keen to all

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While some skaters and bikers may be excited about the construction of the new BMX/skate park, it is still raising some concern from local residents that live near the proposed location.

    Tom Burks said he did not like that the bike park would be located between a residential area.

    He said he thought there would be a lot of injuries and there’s only one emergency exit.

    Burks said he’s lived there for nine years and sees the park continually used by young women and children and grandparents with their children.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams

      Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have served. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.

    As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off of the military.

  • MW has money to spend in budget


      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After years of doing little to address infiltration problems with its sewer system, local officials plan to spend about $5 million on the issue in its new 2015-16 budget.

    “We should’ve started this six to seven years ago,” said City Treasurer Peggy Brinkman.

    The sewer department will work on replacing 8,000 feet of sewer lines and manholes and do sewer taps on Meadowview Drive (which will also affect customers on Evans Lane, Valley Drive and Fairlaine Drive) expected cost is $438,608.

  • Plenty of outdoor fun at Wholesale ATV

                LEBANON JUNCTION - A new company is bringing more recreational wheels to Lebanon Junction and the Bullitt County area.

                Wholesale ATV is open for business at its newest location, the first in Kentucky.

  • Rezoning sought for former Brooks Elementary site

     HILLVIEW -- For several years, the old Brooks Elementary School has sat vacant.

    But there is a potential buyer for the property located on East Blue Lick Road.

    However, a provision is that the property must be properly zoned.

    The first hurdle to clear will be on Thursday, May 14, when a rezoning request is considered by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The Hillview City Council would make the final decision.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit opens branch in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Wal-Mart opened its supercenter doors in Shepherdsville in March, one of the  businesses occupying space in the retail giant was Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    To celebrate the opening of its 15th branch location, Fort Knox Credit officials recently held a ribbon-cutting of their own.

    Manager Teresa Clark and her staff welcomed the community to the ribbon-cutting festivities.

    With the goal of  helping people improve their financial lives, Fort Knox officials were all on hand to meet the local officials.

  • City OKs support for new road

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A split vote will lead to a new access road splitting the Cedar Grove Industrial Park, along with new interstate access and the opportunity of future business growth.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to approve a plan presented by Bullitt County Economic Development Authority that included a new access road for the industrial park connecting to Interstate 65 and Preston Highway.

    EDA director John Snider presented the plan to the council, along with the arguments for getting the development underway as quickly as possible.

  • Hillview Wal-Mart plans lot of ways to raise money for kids

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview Wal-Mart is offering well wishes to Kosair and the Children's Miracle Network.

    Wal-Mart zone manager Darlene Ready said the store's goal was to raise $30,000 for Kosair Children's Hospital, with a wishing well created at a store entrance for donations made by shoppers.

    The store will host two Saturday carnivals in the next month, May 16 and June 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring cake walks, ring toss, plinko, duck pond, sucker tree, karaoke, colored hairspray and a Tarot reader.

  • LegalShield hopes to prevent identity theft worries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whitney Young has been a three-time victim of identity theft. Her son was also a victim.

    Whitney and her husband, Donte, made the decision to go into business as legal consultants to help protect others from similar situations, opening up a branch of LegalShield in Louisville.

    The couple has wanted to expand its Louisville boundaries and selected Bullitt County as its next area to assist.

  • City’s flood plan for FEMA rejected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials are still fighting against the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mandate to close the floodgates on insurance policies.

    However, an announcement made at a Shepherdsville City Council meeting means another low blow to the city in its attempts to delay, and ultimately reverse, new FEMA flood plain regulations.

    A group of council members and mayor Scott Ellis, along with engineer Arthur Jones, participated in a conference call meeting with FEMA representatives as well as members of the Kentucky Division of Water.