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  • Fifth Avenue residents look to city for aid from thefts, vandalism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Fifth Avenue off Old Preston Highway are tired of it. And they are looking for some help from city officials.

    Residents told Shepherdsville city councilmembers of the vandalism, thefts and large number of young people walking the streets at all hours of the night.

    But at the end of the night, no real solutions were found for their troubles.

    A handful of residents were eager to tell officials of the problems and their desire to have some assistance.

  • Hunters Hollow secures police patrol for year

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - It won’t be their own police department but it will be an important piece of the city’s crime prevention program.

    The Hillview Police Department began regular patrols in Hunters Hollow as of July 1.

    Hunters Hollow agreed to pay a quarterly rate of $1,000 for specific amounts of patrol along city streets.

    Hillview will provide a regular number of patrols through the city but there will not be any regular pattern for the visits.

  • Numbers show that highway safety grants help to decrease accident rate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When police agencies are awarded special grant money, there is normally a goal to achieve.

        In the terms of highway safety grants, there are goals such as reducing the number of alcohol-induced accidents, both injury and non-injury.

        In Bullitt County, the numbers are showing that the state-issued federal funds are working.

        And the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department has recently secured a piece of equipment that could further help cut down on the number of accidents.

  • LJ still studying rezoning question

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A couple months ago, the Lebanon Junction City Council formed a committee to look into making zoning changes in some parts of the city to allow residents to alter their properties.

    Council members decided to form the committee after receiving complaints that zoning regulations in much of the city prohibited structures from being rebuilt or altered under current zoning.

  • Driver injured in three-car accident

    HILLVIEW - A driver was injured in a three-car accident on Preston Highway Monday afternoon.

    The incident took place at the Old Preston Highway intersection around 1:30 p.m.

    According to Hillview Police Ofc. Roy Raines, the driver of a red Mazda MX5 received a broken leg, along with neck and back pains, after hitting a red Jeep Cherokee crossing the roadway.

    The MX5 was traveling northbound on Preston when it struck the Cherokee crossing eastbound on Old Preston, Raines said.

  • Hillview looks to slow down rumors on street opening

        HILLVIEW - The relocation of the city hall and police department to the old St. Mary’s Catholic Church facility has raised concerns from residents along South Skyline Drive.

        But mayor Jim Eadens said they shouldn’t be worried.

        Even before the July meeting of the Hillview City Council began, Eadens was speaking with concerned residents who feared the opening of a current path from the church to South Skyline would open up more traffic.

  • No Love, Joy over reckless drivers in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Many who live along the streets surrounding Love and Joy avenues have become increasingly concerned with the safety of their neighborhood and they’ve decided to do something about it.

    On behalf of their neighbors, four residents went before the Mount Washington City Council asking that something be done about the crime in the area, specifically the reckless drivers traveling their streets at high speeds.

  • Election lineups start to fill as deadline August 10

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The filing deadline is just two weeks away and many seats remain open throughout the county.

    The filing deadline is Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in the county clerk’s office in a number of races which had registration deadlines in the fall.

    The largest race where candidates do have the chance to run in non-partisan settings is Mount Washington.

    In the race for mayor, current councilman Larry Porter has for the city’s top spot. Another candidate is William Cinnamond.

  • Despite economy, job growth steady

        HILLVIEW - The slow economy has affected the growth in jobs throughout the country.

        However, recent announcements could push the county’s filling of over 1.4 million square feet of distribution and manufacturing space over the past year.

        Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Authority, said he couldn’t make a lot of comments but two major announcements could be close to reality in Hillview.

  • Mayor says steakhouse to locate in Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - No bull. It appears a long-negotiated deal may finally come true.

        While Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell said it might be a couple of more weeks before everything was official, it appears Cattleman’s Roadhouse is coming to the county seat.

        Tinnell said the steakhouse, which has locations in Shelbyville and Frankfort, had been negotiating for property for the past two years.

        “It’s become reality,” said Tinnell.