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Today's News

  • Cities still look for ways to generate funds

                City governments were in the hunt for additional revenue in 2012.

                In Hillview, the city opted to take 2.5 percent of the 5 percent insurance tax imposed for the past decade by county government.

                Later in the year, the city was hit by an $11 million judgment in a long-standing lawsuit filed by Truck America Training.

  • Education gets praise for going to the DOGS in 2012

                In education, the talks ranged from decreasing state revenue to putting jobs of custodians in jeopardy.

                In February, school board members only briefly considered a plan to hire a private company to provide custodial services in the school. Vocal opposition quickly ended any talks of privatization.

  • Library in Hillview among new facilities built in Bullitt Co.

                Over the past year, some facilities were built and others were renamed.           

                Bullitt County opened its newest library in April as the Hillview branch library was unveiled.

                The facility is located behind the Dorothea Stottman Library off Hillview Boulevard.

  • Strategetic plan, land-use plan now in works

        While zoning normally takes the headlines, some planning issues were important in 2012.
        First, a committee co-chaired by state Rep. Linda Belcher and Chamber of Commerce president Lou Ann Moore began to work on a strategic plan.

        Various committees were formed and a plan was developed. Work continues to fulfill the goals of the plan.
        Second, a consultant was hired to finally complete a revision of the county’s land-use plan.

  • County works to revamp some departments

        Besides undergoing some personnel change on the fiscal court, discussions throughout the year centered on some changes among departments or agencies funded by county government.

        The Bullitt County Parks Board, in its 1971 form, was abolished and a new committee was crafted. The work came after  the first version failed to meet the approval of fiscal court.

  • GOP remains strong in county

        Elections were also a major story in 2012.

        Early in 2012, magistrate Dan Kelty announced that he would resign to become a police officer for the city of Mount Washington. Banker Rick Clements would be appointed to the position. But in the fall election, Bob Hunt defeated Clements.

  • Hebron Estates cancels Jan. 1 meeting due to holiday season

        HEBRON ESTATES - It’s Christmas time in the city of Hebron Estates; All is calm, all is bright.
        Guests at the city’s December city commission meeting saw the newly placed community center sign in full display.
        The new sign, placed by Bill Riley Construction, replaces the previous sign that was knocked down and destroyed by a vehicle during a traffic accident.

  • Sidewalk project in MW hits some curbs

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - While Mount Washington officials were hoping to move forward with a downtown sidewalks project after receiving additional funding in September, construction has been put on hold yet again
        It was with disappointment that Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun shared that the construction bid recently submitted by local contractor United Construction & Design nearly doubled what the city has set aside for the project.

  • Turnips for Coy’s Christmas

        Victor Coy of Shepherdsville received an unusual Christmas gift this season.

        Coy grew a bumper crop of turnips at the old Allen Coy Farm along Mt. Elmira Road.

        The largest turnip weighed in at an incredible nine pounds. Coy also found turnips at right, five and four pounds.

        “We had that bad dry spell, so I watered them down really well,” Coy said. Then the rain took over.”

  • MW facility to provide recycling of Christmas tree

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Residents still looking for a place to discard their live Christmas trees will have a new place to do so.
        Marrillia Environmental has opened up a facility in the Mount Washington Business Park off Landis Lane.
        Carl and his daughter, Carlie, made a presentation to Bullitt Fiscal Court about their dream of opening up the facility to many more opportunities.