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  • County tax rate to increase

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time in recent history, Bullitt County officials have opted to increase the tax rate on property owners.

         Instead of settling for the current rate of 9.3 cents on each $100 of assessed property, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 3-2 to take the compensating rate of 9.6 cents.

         On a $100,000 home, the increase would be $3, from $93 to $96.

         By taking the compensating rate, will avoid losing tax revenue from the current year.

  • A day of music and art

     The annual ShepherdsFest drew in another large crowd of people interested in Christian music and art.

    The day-long event held on the grounds of Cedar Grove Baptist Church featured a number of activities.

    A car show was hosted at the festival, as well as a full day of music, including the Reggae band Stoney Ridge.

    A petting zoo was joined by an arts show, as well as cheerleading displays be Cheer Bling and games such as cornhole and a fish pond.

  • CHRISTENA'S JOURNEY: Woman looks for second chance at new life

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Christena Gabehart Jones is the kind of young lady that can take your breath away.

  • MW to host 9-11 remembrance Sunday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The second annual Bullitt County Day of Remembrance will be held this Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington parking lot on Old Bardstown Road.

  • St. Aloysius to celebrate 100th birthday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - From humble beginnings a Catholic parish began, and in humble transitional times it looks to continue further.

  • Hebron Estates deals with housing

          HEBRON ESTATES - While governmental agencies are facing a larger number of homes which are being left abandoned through the foreclosure process, some residents are wondering what will be done.

         In the city of Hebron Estates, while officials did have the outdoor lawn mowed occasionally, neighbors are concerned about what it going on inside a particular home.

  • Meeting gives few clues on Hillview's plan on jury verdict

          HILLVIEW - About a dozen residents wanted to find out more about the fate of their city.

         And they came to find out how the city planned to pay the $11.4 million judgment rendered earlier in the month in a Bullitt County civil lawsuit filed by Truck America Training.

         But after sitting through a one-hour executive session Tuesday night, residents found out little.

  • Trash talk to make sure roads clean

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently talked trash and for once it wasn't about each other.

         During the last regular meeting of fiscal court, members voted unanimously to seek grant funding from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for the county's litter abatement program.

         As Bullitt County Solid Waste Coordinator Larry Hatfield explained, the program is responsible for making sure trash is picked up along public roadways.

  • Parks and Rec... Future form may change

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - What will be the shape of the newly-revamped Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board?

         And could it mean the end of the county-funded parks and recreation department?

         These are just a couple of questions discussed during the August meeting of the parks board.

         Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts gave an overview of clarifications she had received on the role of the board.

  • Policy to deal with employee, elected official issue

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past several years, the question has arisen.

         Can a county employee serve on an agency such as the city council?

         The opinion of some has changed over the years.

         Currently, David Conn, who is in charge of the numbering system and enforcement for the planning commission, is serving his first term as a member of the Hillview City Council.