• Mount Washington brings sweet smell to odor issue at sewer plant

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the past month Mount Washington mayor Barry Armstrong has encouraged city residents to report any continuous odor issues stemming from the city’s sewer treatment plant.

    It has been a long-running complaint from residents in the area.

    But the smell is apparently a little sweeter for nearby property owners.

    The city has worked to resolve issues since a June council meeting, which included a number of residents addressing the situation.

  • City, group working to get skate park started

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two groups continue to skate around specific issues, but they are working together to make a Mount Washington BMX/skate park one step closer to existence.

    Crystal Goodman and Brent Wheeler, representing the Bikes with Wings Foundation, discussed final plans with the Mount Washington City Council, with both sides hoping to start work on the new park.

    According to Goodman, the construction drawings for the park had been completed.

    “We’re waiting in a stamp of approval from the city,” she said.

  • Should county look at tax for ambulance service?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Would a tax on ambulance service to be paid by all property owners in Bullitt County ever become a reality?

    Probably not.

    But, in attending conferences with magistrates from throughout the state, it is one of the revenue-generating ideas used in some areas.

    So, Bullitt County magistrate Joe Rayhill threw it topic out on the table.

    In a meeting of the Bullitt Emergency Services committee, Rayhill said he didn’t know if applying an ambulance tax on all property owners would be good or bad.

  • Business to bring many more smiles to kids’ faces in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A new business location hopes to bring more smiles than ever to the area.

    Mortenson Dental Partners have officially opened a child-based operation, kid’s dentistree, in Shepherdsville.

    Meanwhile, another Mortenson operation, Braces Braces Braces, has moved out of its original location and across the street, sharing a building with kid’s dentistree.

    The two operations cater toward children, with kid’s dentistree offering standard dental care for children, while Braces Braces Braces features orthodontics.

  • County carryover on target at $3.3 M

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the fiscal year came to a close on June 30, Bullitt County’s financial situation was about where Keith Griffee projected.

    The total carryover for the past fiscal year, minus any outstanding checks, would be sitting at around $3.3 million.

    That is less than the previous year but where it was projected, according to Griffee, who is nearing the end of his first year as the county’s chief finance officer.

    “That’s were we expected to be at the end of the year,” said Griffee.

  • County working to get ready to be certified

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- About halfway in its pursuit to become a certified Work Ready community, how is Bullitt County doing?

    That was the topic of a recent discussion of the local committee working to meet the thresholds set forth to become one of 18 Work Ready communities in Kentucky.

    Robert Curry, executive director of the state’s Work Ready Communities program, said that the county is moving forward in its pursuit.

    Some areas are ahead of schedule and others need to pick up the pace.

  • Council clears road to Cedar Grove improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While some of the questions could not be given a guaranteed answer, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to move forward with a potentially-major economic development project off Cedar Grove Road.

    Under the proposal approved, the city could spend up to $3 million to enhance transportation issues along Cedar Grove Road, as well as set the stage for providing a second route in and out of the business park.

  • County to seek state help to determine jail staffing plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many employees should be working at the Bullitt County Detention Center?

    That is apparently a question of interest to Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But jailer Martha Knox didn’t know of the request until she was alerted by a member of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

    On July 7, 2015, Roberts sent a letter to the state.

  • Pioneer Village works out deal to purchase additional property

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Becknell Hall campus in the city of Pioneer Village will now be expanded.

    The city council approved a resolution for a loan through Community Bank and Trust to purchase over eight acres of property connecting to the current city hall property.

    The resolution allows for an annual loan, totaling $180,000, to be issued by mayor Gary Hatcher.

    According to Hatcher, the adjoining property would allow for expansion of both government facilities and the city police headquarters, as well as more room for play areas and civic events.

  • City to have larger role in road project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A proposed road project that could solve many of the ills on Cedar Grove Road may cost a little more money than  some city officials may have realized.

    But, the project is still one that economic developers feel is vital to the continued growth of the community.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, came prepared to speak about the update to the Cedar Grove expansion project.