• Sheriff looks for more space to store evidence

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A key part of the law enforcement field is investigating crimes.

    And a part of that investigative work is to collect and to preserve evidence.

    But what happens when the secured space needed to hold evidence is completely full?

    Sheriff Donnie Tinnell is hoping that magistrates will allow him to use a couple offices located on the second floor of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    The sheriff made that request recently.

  • LJ will increase water rates..but how much?

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Customers who are getting their water from the city of Lebanon Junction will soon see an increase.

    But the final extent of that increase will be determined by the Louisville Water Company.

    Due to prices on parts and repairs rising over time, Lebanon Junction Mayor Larry Dangerfield said in the August meeting the city is consistently losing money during repairs, having had seven line breaks in one week at the end of July.

  • County audit not pretty report

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, Bullitt Fiscal Court had seven issues which concerned the state auditor’s office.

    In the recently released report, state auditor Mike Harmon listed seven areas where he felt Bullitt County government was in violation of normal accounting procedures.

    While it is not uncommon for a governmental entity to have items of non-compliance, the seven listed for Bullitt County is the most in recent memory.

    Those areas where comments were given by Harmon’s office include:

  • Parking on streets will be more enforced in Hunters Hollow

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Parking along streets in the city of Hunters Hollow will now be more thoroughly regulated thanks to a new ordinance.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission unanimously approved a parking ordinance establishing rules, penalties and fines.

    The ordinance will not allow for vehicles to be parked at intersections or crosswalks. Vehicles are prohibited from being parked within 30 feet of a traffic signal or 20 feet on an intersection or crosswalk, or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.

  • Hillview puts in safeguards by bonding developers

     HILLVIEW — Not wanting to get caught a second time, Hillview officials have adopted some standards which will ensure developers complete their part when building new subdivisions.

    And, if they don’t, the city will have the money guaranteed to finish the project.

    The Hillview City Council adopted an ordinance dealing with street construction.

    Having had a developer go bankrupt, mayor Jim Eadens said the city learned its lesson. 

    A bond will now be required of any subdivision developer. 

  • Fox Chase getting ready for winter snow removal

     FOX CHASE - With hurricanes cooling area weather conditions, the Fox Chase City Council began preparing for winter.

    The council unanimously agreed to renew an interlocal snow removal agreement with the city of Hillview.

    Mayor Owen Taylor suggested that the council approve the agreement, which was the same as last year’s deal.

    Fox Chase agreed to pay $2,500 to Hillview, while its city public works department will salt and plow Fox Chase streets.

  • BBB tips on the Facebook Security Breach

     Are you a Facebook user? Are you one of the 50 million people recently affected by the security breach? If yes, what do you do now? BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky provides the following information and tips regarding this data breach.

  • $400,000 could be saved if deal refinanced

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The debt will continue for another 17 years but the city could save over $400,000 over that period of time.

    Ruth Webb and Stan Kramer of First Kentucky Securities dangled a very lucrative carrot in front of members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    However, the council made no decision citing a need to take a legal look at the possible refinancing.

    Webb said the city has 2006 bonds which can now be refinanced. 

  • County asked to disband its parks board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The board hasn’t met for the past year.

    So Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts felt it was time to disband the parks board.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court took no action on the suggestion. Wooldridge said he would research the situation.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill inquired why the parks board should be disbanded.

    Roberts said that members were disappointed that fiscal court didn’t supply funding.

  • Miles opens real estate office in familiar place

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While many new businesses like to open offices in their old hometown, one local company owner opened in his old home.

    Don and Donna Miles are co-owners of Miles Real Estate, who have opened their new offices at 200 Old Ford Road.

    The old house where the company has opened in Don’s former home. His new office was his bedroom between the ages of 6 and 19.