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  • Variance allows construction at Jim Beam plant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt County Board of Adjustments recently approved a variance that will allow Clermont’s Jim Beam Distillery to move forward with plans to add on to its fermentation building.

    During their February regular meeting, board members voted to allow Bardstown contractor Buzick Construction to encroach 8.63 feet into the property’s required setback.

    The applicant requested the variance so that the addition could be closer to Jim Beam’s property line.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 27:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to installation of roadway lighting.

    Jefferson County:

  • Hillview's early leaders are honored for courage and leadership skills

        HILLVIEW - When current elected officials think about the problems they have in running government agencies, a pair of Hillview veterans can still remember the battles waged over the years.
        From having a television reporter standing at the corner of Brooks Hill Road and Interstate 65 telling viewers that the lives of children could be at risk due to a rezoning request to sitting through a county rezoning case that lasted until the early morning hours, Richard Terry and Dale Russ have lived through it all.

  • Shepherdsville audit to show positive figures

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the world of accounting, the city of Shepherdsville will not show a loss when the 2010-11 audit is released on Monday evening.
        In reality, the city of Shepherdsville still has some work to do to get its financial house in order.
        Accountant Bob Ryan spoke with members of the Shepherdsville City Council on Thursday in advance of his presentation tonight of the audit.

  • Third time charm for developers at 245/61

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Six months after the initial steps were taken, owners of nearly 140 acres of property off Highway 61 have finally won approval for a rezoning request.
        However, an appeal is almost certain on the decision made Thursday night by the Shepherdsville City Council.
        With a unanimous vote of 5-0, the council voted to approve a limited IG General Industrial zoning for property owned by Zoneton Developers, Debra Ann Shaw and the estate of Oma Lee Shaw.

  • Fixing problem might cost city over $100,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To cure a problem left behind by a developer might cost the city of Shepherdsville up to $100,000.
        Residents have complained for several years about the drainage issues left behind in Shawnee Acres off Highway 44 East near KOA Kampground.
        QK4 engineer Rob Campbell said that projections show that 750 cubic yards of dirt needed to be removed from an existing retention basin.
        And 220 feet of 36-inch drainage pipe needed to be installed.

  • Fiscal Court adds money to county attorney's coffer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court has agreed to provide additional financial assistance to the county attorney's office.
        County attorney Monica Robinson made a formal written request to court members early in February. In the report, she made a request for $108,000 to allow her to meet obligations through June 30.
        The only question that arose from Bullitt Fiscal Court members came from magistrate Joe Laswell.

  • Group makes push to move last African-American school to new home next to Woodsdale School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It has a rich history which needs to be preserved. And members of a small group is hoping to gather the resources to save and to restore the last African American schoolhouse in Bullitt County.

  • American Red Cross Valentine Gala; Prize package winners

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The dance floor at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre was filled last Saturday night as the annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala was held.

    A large crowd again came out to help raise funds for the Bullitt and Spencer County service center.

    The Wulfe Pack band provided the music and Hans Sander provided the dinner entertainment.

  • Savings vs. Jobs; Custodial pleas heard...proposal dropped

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tomorrow evening the Bullitt County Public Schools Board was to consider a plan to outsource the district’s janitorial services.

    The controversial proposal put forth by BCPS Superintendent Keith Davis could have saved the district nearly $250,000 a year, but it would cost 80 custodians their jobs.

    That has now been pulled from consideration.

    In a statement Saturday, Davis said there was no support from the board to move forward with the cost-saving proposal.

    (See Wednesday’s edition for reaction.)