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Today's News

  • Fox Chase very happy with service; awards garbage contract to Rumpke

     FOX CHASE - One thing the Fox Chase City Council agreed on was that residents were happy with trash collection services.

    Despite the fact that the current collection agency, Rumpke, was the only company to enter a bid for the city’s services, the council unanimously agreed to a new contract.

    Rumpke’s bid included a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year. The contract includes weekly collection service and providing a 95-gallon container for each of the 176 residences.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 12, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Recipient of car from church will put it to good use to help others

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When rough times come knocking, it’s nice to know there is someone looking to help… even if that someone is a complete stranger.

    Carinmarie Johnson was born and raised in California. She raised her daughter there and was raising her grandson there until her best friend suggested she move closer to her in Kentucky.

  • Hillview subdivision gets commission approval for additional residential homes

     HILLVIEW - A subdivision plan that would further expand the city of Hillview has received a favorable recommendation by the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Dogwood Homes of Kentucky received the recommendation for 36 lots, known as Round Rock Section 2, which will be come an extension of the current Round Rock subdivision. 

    The property is located along Christman Lane, off of Zoneton Road.

  • Council will get look at findings in special audit within week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Within the next few days, city officials might get a peak at the findings from an accounting firm hired to do a more extensive inspection at the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    Carol Richards, a member of the committee working on the audit of the Shepherdsville books, said that his contact with the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly led him to understand that the city council would get a copy of the findings by Nov. 13.

  • Spray park may be part of future at old BC pool begins

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A spray park may be open to youngsters in the Shepherdsville area next year.

    But county officials will wait until spring to make needed repairs to the Maryville pool.

    Both were pool-related discussion points for members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Assistant parks director Ed Etherton had brought the issue of leaking pipes at the Maryville pool to members of Bullitt Fiscal Court at an earlier meeting.

    American Leak Detection had worked on the pool previously and gave Etherton a quote to make the repairs.

  • Traffic signal at Bogard not in plan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Highway 44 wasn’t going to be widened.

    However, as alternative option to help make the heavily-traveled road a little safer was the announcement that several intersection improvements would be made.

    Turn lanes and traffic signals were installed at Armstrong Lane and Bells Mill Road.

    With the third intersection improvement planned for Bogard Lane, the expectations were that a traffic light would be part of the package.

  • Lebanon Jct. to make slight changes to license fees

    LEBANON JUNCTION  -- There is no intent to gouge business owners.

    However, mayor Larry Dangerfield said it is important that Lebanon Junction officials always be on the lookout to seize opportunities to gain a little revenue.

    After paying a business license fee that has not been raised forever, Dangerfield told council members that it might be time for a change.

    And, the council unanimously increased the annual business license fee.

    The $60 fee will now be $100 per year to operate a business in the city of Lebanon Junction.

  • Hebron Estates motorists have smoother sailing with no debt

     HEBRON ESTATES  -- The bill has been paid for recent paving work.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission approved spending over $156,000 with Hall Contracting to do resurfacing work on Burkland Boulevard and several other spots.

    That work has been done and the payment from the road fund and general fund has been made.

    During the October meeting of the city commission, little was on the agenda.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds reported that very few speeding tickets had been given to students racing to get to school.

  • East’s Poole makes quick work of picking Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the high school soccer season ended on Oct. 20 for Julia Poole, she thought she had played her last competitive game.

    But in short order, feelings of look not playing the sport she loved started to creep into her mind. A couple of phone calls later Poole was in contact with Spalding head coach Shilo Rayburn and a visit was arranged. On the spot, Poole committed to the Golden Eagles.

    On Nov. 9, at a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center, Poole made it all official, signing with the school located in downtown Louisville.