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  • Fiscal Court asked to consider big hike an animal control fees

    CLERMONT - The cost of having the Bullitt County Animal Shelter handle your pets may be going up.

    But animal control warden Jimmy Miller will meet with county attorney Walter Sholar before a formal presentation is brought to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    “We’re falling behind,” Miller said of the county fee structure.

    While the cost of caring for animals housed at the shelter have risen over the years, fees have not increased since 1996.

    Miller gave court members a list of proposed changes to the fee schedule.

  • Sewage woes return to Big Valley: System again out of order

    PRYOR VALLEY -- Raw untreated sewage -- 2,000 to 3,000 gallons of it -- has been seeping daily into Blue Lick Creek near Big Valley Mobile Home park off Pryor Valley Road.

  • County to solicit bids for banking services

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On the heels of being involved in the loss of over $415,000 in a cyber-theft, Bullitt Fiscal Court will be seeking proposals on a new financial vendor.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has authorized the solicitation of proposals for the banking services of the county.

    All inquiries and proposals should be sent to county treasurer Kenann Bradley.

    A decision could be made by the next fiscal court meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

    In late June, the county’s payroll account was taken for over $415,000 in the on-line crime.

  • VIP Youth Poster Campaign unveiling August 12

    Bullitt County youth who model a drug-free life will be recognized at a poster unveiling Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway.

    These VIP’s will autograph copies of their poster for the public at the unveiling.

    Nominated youths wrote an essay and were interviewed prior to the selection by a panel of community, civic and business leaders. Youth selected for posters exemplify a stand against harmful substances in their lives.

  • Shepherdsville to receive COPS officer through stimulus

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not a shovel-ready project for federal stimulus money but it’s close.

    The Shepherdsville Police Department has been awarded a Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant for $183,859.

    The funds were part of a $1.25 million program set aside for law enforcement agencies in the Second Congressional District of Kentucky.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced Shepherdsville’s grant on Tuesday. It is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Recovery Program.

  • Parties seek early end to suit by former chief

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A year ago, police chief Darrell Paul was removed from his position as police chief.

    Now, the dismissal is a point of discussion for the Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Attorneys representing Paul and the city of Lebanon Junction were recently in court with each asking Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to rule in favor of their summary judgment requests.

    Kristie Walker, insurance attorney representing the city, said that Lebanon Junction mayor Butch Sweat removed Paul on July 30, 2008, at-will.

  • Help for past due tax bills running out of time

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to House Bill 262 and the decision of Bullitt County officials to serve as part of a pilot program, individuals who still have not paid their 2008 property taxes have a little bit longer before they are sold.

    But the time to make steps to avoid the bills being sold is quickly arriving.

    According to Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney, tax bills will be sold on Aug. 12. And those bills could be purchased by a third party, which could ultimately wind up in the property facing foreclosure down the road.

  • Hillview gets request for Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - Several business owners would like to have the opportunity to increase their customer base by selling alcohol on Sundays.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens and city council members plan to discuss Sunday liquor sales at their August business meeting.

    Phil Harris and Thomas Philpot, representing Papa Borromeo’s and Brooks Liquors located in Brooks Plaza, attended the July meeting to ask about the procedures involved in potentially legalizing Sunday sales.

  • Shepherdsville Police accredited: Agency one of just six in state with 100% mark

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Accreditation of a police department is not something that happens overnight.

    In Kentucky, it means that the department must meet over 160 standards.

    This means that policies and procedures are in place and proper training is conducted.

    It means that police cars are properly equipped with things such as first aid kits.

    It means a total commitment of all the officers, as well as the mayor and the city council.

  • Shoes, books out of same warehouse? - Amazon bids to acquire Zappos.com

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two of the largest e-commerce companies in the United States may be joining forces by the end of the year.

    Amazon.com and Zappos.com announced Wednesday plans to sign a “definitive agreement” where Amazon.com would be the only shareholder of Zappos.com.

    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission must approve the planned acquisition.

    The stock purchase price is an estimated $887 million. The companies would continue to be run separately.