• Defining ‘infant’ for LJ cemetery rules being studied

     LEBANON JUNCTION — At what age is one no longer considered an infant?

    That was the question at the Lebanon Junction City Council meeting.

    It may be a strange debate but it’s a necessary one when discussing a new ordinance establishing the fees in connection with the city’s cemetery.

    The ordinance would set the prices as follows:

    *purchase of the use of a standard size (not infant) grave plot which may be used for one or two “double deep” interments [burials] at $750

  • Bullitt County recognized as Economic Engine recipient

     Bullitt County accepted the Economic Engine Award from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) at the Bullitt County Chamber luncheon last month. 

    The award is given to those who have had a significant economic impact on the local economy through tourism. 

  • Mt. Washington challenged with new issue over outdoor noise

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After previously refusing to change the noise ordinance for a business that would later close its doors, the Mount Washington City Council is torn on how to approach the most recent request.

    Code enforcement officer Mike Huffman spoke to the council about the current ordinance, stating the changes proposed wouldn’t have much effect on how the ordinance is enforced.

    Currently, the ordinance states any noise that annoys a neighbor is considered a nuisance and could lead to the suspension of the businessí license.

  • Residents oppose plan already OK’d for Hillview apartments

     FOX CHASE - More than a month after approval of an apartment complex in the city of Hillview, a group of nearby residents, including Fox Chase citizens, have collected to appeal the approval.

    Jennifer Picheo, a Hebron Woods resident and city clerk for Hebron Estates, addressed the Fox Chase council during its May business meeting about an apartment complex project, located off W. Hebron Lane near John Harper Highway, in Hillview.

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  • Mount Washington parks system big part of proposed budget

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Budgets can be difficult to stick to but they’re most helpful when they’re as close to exact as they can get.

    While the previous treasurer tended to create the budget with the revenues low and expenses high, mayor Barry Armstrong said this year the city tried to make it as accurate as possible.

  • Animal shelter supporters put heat on fiscal court members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While not on the agenda, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter was once again a topic of conversation at the most recent meeting of fiscal court.

    The wide-ranging discussion went from the prospects of building a new facility to the creation of a non-profit group to assist in funding improvements to the program.

    Angie Greenup, the animal control officer, said that members of the Perfection Group visited the shelter off Highway 245 on two occasions.

  • Magistrates: Won’t be allowed pay increase

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For the first time in at least 38 years, magistrates in Bullitt County may receive a pay increase.

    But, then again, maybe they won’t.

    In the 2018-19 budget, the pay for each of the four magistrates was slated to increase by $4,319. That would bring their salary to $20,000 each.

    There is also additional expense allowance and a training fringe benefit for each of the four who qualify.

    The question is whether magistrates can budget for raises after the filing deadline had passed.

  • MW closer to expanded jurisdiction for bigger inspections

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Cutting out the middle man, the city of Mount Washington has opted to go directly to the state when it comes to its inspections.

    The city of Mount Washington has voted to revoke the agreement they hold with the county involving expanded jurisdiction.

    The resolution, adopted on Oct. 23, 2017, entered the two entities into an agreement stating the city would carry out inspections and plan reviews within city limits while the county would do so outside the limits.

  • AG says Hillview did violate open records request by resident

     HILLVIEW  -- The city of Hillview failed to properly respond to part of an open records request.

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s office gave an opinion on an appeal filed by Jennifer Smith.

    Smith made a request for information on April 2-3, 2018, involving visits by police officers to her home on March 24-25.