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  • Way to bring bus to Bullitt for workers still alive in study stages

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The study into whether bus transportation could be expanded with the hopes of helping bring workers to Bullitt County from Louisville has been on-going for years.

    Money has always been the question.

    With some federal funds funneled through the state, Bullitt County has $150,000 for a plan to bring a bus from West Louisville to the Cedar Grove businesses.

    Executive director John Snider told the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority that the money is still available even though the project has not yet started.

  • Hunters Hollow residents not all happy about enforcement

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Recent efforts made by the Hunters Hollow City Commission to regulate parking and drainage issues, as well as ATV regulations, have not sat well with some residents.

    The commission had city attorney Mark Edison send letter to residences that had gravel placed along the city easement, which was not allowed by city ordinance.

    Also, the commission hoped to determine where to place “No ATV” signs within the city, alerting residents that ATV use was not allowed on city streets per state law.

  • On-street parking continues to be issue for MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—To park on the street, or not to park on the street: that has been the question in Mount Washington for the past six weeks.

    It seems as if the question has finally been answered.

    After two failed rewrites on the original ordinance, city attorney Hayden Sweat presented the city council with a summary of a new ordinance that clarified prior concerns.

  • Cleanup on-going after loads of slurry dumped into creek

     BROOKS  — When Rhonda Gribbins’ grandson reported to her that there were several dead fish along Blue Lick Creek, she was concerned.

    Her grandchildren play along the creek, which is normally crystal clear.

    However, when she saw a thick coating of concrete slurry in the creek, she alerted officials. And she posted pictures on social media.

  • NEW LOCATION

     Elder Law Solutions, PLLC, hosted a ribbon cutting for its newest location in Shepherdsville.

    The offices are located on the second floor of the Porter Building at 162 N. Buckman Street.

    Attorney Emily Monarch and coordinator Vanessa Pierani, along with a trained staff, provide assistance with life care planning, answering questions about aging and related issues, such as physical or mental disabilities, to help provide piece of mind for families.

  • County to look at way it approves roads into system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Bill O’Neill is very grateful to county officials for allowing the road department to grade the gravel on King Hollow Road.

    But, the goal of the quest he started over a year ago is to have the road taken into the county’s road maintenance system.

    That quest has seen some unforeseen obstacles which McNeill doesn’t understand.

  • Windstream customers won’t see any change as company files for bankruptcy

     LITTLE ROCK -- Customers of Windstream have recently been notified that the company has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    But corporate officials in Little Rock, Ark., state that it is business as usual for customers of the communications firm.

    According to Scott Morris, senior advisor of corporate affairs for Windstream, the company voluntarily filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in late February following an adverse federal court decision related to corporate bonds.

  • Attitude toward revenue may be changing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — For years and years, each August, members of Bullitt Fiscal Court were given an opportunity to increase revenue.

    Rarely, if ever, would magistrates agree to take the 4 percent allowed on tax rate increases.

    Rarely, if more than once, would the county fiscal court members agree to take at least the compensating rate — which meant raising the same amount of property tax revenue as the previous year — unless that meant a drop in the actual rate.

  • Control of on-street parking issue in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It seems like it’s either all or nothing for the road-parking situation in Mount Washington.

    The City Council isn’t giving up hope for a compromise, though.

    After a previous change to the ordinance included requiring a permit for street parking was scratched at the last council meeting, attorney Hayden Sweat read a clarified version of the city’s ordinance.

  • Hebron Estates continues to look at ways to control parking on its streets

     HEBRON ESTATES - The city commission of Hebron Estates was already doing some Spring cleaning for the city in early March.

    The commission approved two new city ordinances, one dealing with dumpsters and the other with parking regulations.

    With the new ordinance, vehicles are not allowed to park in an intersection or crosswalk, within 30 feet of traffic signals or 20 feet from intersections and crosswalks, and 10 feet of fire hydrants.