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  • Council won’t approve minutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  —  How often do you recall seeing the minutes of a governmental meeting being rejected?

    Look no further than the approval of the minutes for the July 22, 2019, of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Upon the routine passage of the minutes, Shepherdsville council members began to discuss the issue surrounding the sewer rates.

  • Harbor Freight opens its 1,000th store near Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- When Harbor Freight Tools opened its first store in 1980, it was located about 80 miles away in Lexington.

    For its 1,000th store, the ribbon was cut on Wednesday off Standiford Plaza Drive, which made it just north of the Bullitt-Jefferson County border.

    Hundreds of people lined up for the opening of the country’s leading retailer of quality tools.

  • Watkins begins replacing aging items at jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  —  When Paul Watkins started his term as the Bullitt County jailer, he noticed something.

    Much of the equipment in the detention center came when it was built two decades ago.

    The latest revelation was that the computers were old and outdated. And he was also interested in changing companies which provided technical service and repair work.

  • UofL, state announce plans that will affect medical facility in Hillview

     LOUISVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin and University of Louisville President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi announced a plan to secure the future of the Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne Health properties and their employees.

    Under the deal, University Medical Center Inc., owned by UofL, would acquire Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne Health assets located in the metro Louisville region and then integrate them into the UofL system, creating greater efficiencies and services throughout the area. 

  • Could deal fuel new hospital talks?

     LOUISVILLE  — The proposed purchase of the KentuckyOne properties by the University of Louisville brings excitement to the heart of Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers.

    One of the top priorities of Summers during his first eight months in office has been to improve the public safety for the community.

    And one way to do this is to locate a hospital in the community.

  • City to host forum regarding park's future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One meeting down, two to go, and still time for citizens to share their thoughts and ideas regarding an upgrade of Frank E. Simon Park and the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Public forums will be hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Shepherdsville Government Center, where city officials and project planners will discuss data and information collected from the first public meeting.

  • Updated water meters helping customers in Mount Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Updated water meters in the cty of Mount Washington are giving residents more control than ever before.

    New digital water meters will allow for quicker readings and provide residents a way to be alerted quicker of unusual water usage.

    Public Works Administrative Assistant Angie Durbin said the city will spend roughly $2 million initially on the project, but that money will be saved in employee man power and vehicle mileage and gas and there will be no added costs to customers.

  • County gets much better audit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After several years of having financial audits which were not something to brag about, county officials might be smiling this time around.

    In the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2018, Bullitt County just got a single comment of concern from state auditor Mike Harmon.

    The firm of Patrick & Associates performed the annual audit on behalf of the state auditor’s office.

    After having numerous findings in the past, the final audit under former Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had just one comment.

  • Local GOP not pleased with Seum’s support of Democrat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Words like sad, appalling and disappointing were voiced by members of the Bullitt County Republican Party’s executive board.

    Those came a week after state Sen. Dan Seum, a longtime Republican, announced that he was supporting Democrat Andy Beshear in his quest to be the state’s next governor.

    Local GOP chairman Curt Hudson said that he had received a number of phone calls from local members asking that something be done.

    Seum represents all of Bullitt County and portions of southern Jefferson County.

  • Hebron Estates looks to update website to better inform its residents

     HEBRON ESTATES  — In an effort to have more information available for city residents, Hebron Estates officials discussed having its website set up once again.

    City clerk Jennifer Picheo said it would be good to have information such as ordinances and the building rental schedule available online.

    Back in 1999, mayor Jerry Clark said the city established a website but improvements are needed.

    He received a bid to do the work, including maintenance. However, the city commission did not vote as a resident offered a much cheaper route.