• Fiscal Court to ask AG for opinion on corridor annexations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — They have battled the legal issue previously.

    Now, members of the South East Bullitt Community are asking that Bullitt Fiscal Court take a step forward to settle an issue involving annexation.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to ask the state attorney general for an opinion on corridor annexations.

    Steve Phelps, representing the citizens’ group, presented the request to magistrates.

  • Four sign up to run for vacant seats on Hillview city council

     HILLVIEW -- There will be four names on the ballot this fall for voters in the city of Hillview to consider.

    The names will be on the ballot to fill the final year of the unexpired term of former Hillview city councilmember JoAnn Wick.

    Wick resigned from the council earlier this year in light of charges revolving around the theft of money. A plea agreement was reached on the misdemeanor, which could eventually be discharged.

  • Mayor, quarry owners meet to discuss council concerns

     FOX CHASE - For the time being, the relationship between quarry owners Brian and Dana James and Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor remain rock solid.

    The Fox Chase City Council heard complaints from city residents about dumping along the quarry property that could be seen from the homes. Taylor announced that he would talk to the owners personally, as well as extend them an invitation to appear at the next meeting.

    Although the owners did not appear, Taylor said he spoke with them about the various issues.

  • Wib’s Place fulfills dream

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When James Hyden was growing up his brother couldn’t pronounce Wilburn his middle name and instead called him Wib. 

    The nickname has stuck for over 50 years and it’s now the name of Hyden’s bar Wib’s Place. 

    Wib’s Place opened last October. 

    Before opening up Wib’s Place Hyden had never owned a bar before and had passed on the opportunity twice before his son convinced him. 

  • Another notice of violation as more dumping on Brooks Hill

     BROOKS  — A property owner who has already been cited by state officials for his role in a dumping of concrete slurry in April, is in trouble once again.

    According to John Mura, executive director for communications in the state Energy and Environmental Cabinet, state officials were notified that dumping had resumed on Virgil Warren’s property off Brooks Hill Road.

    Upon inspection, state officials saw evidence of dumping and issued another notice of violation to Warren.

  • Residents blow up at judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The discussion over the installation of a natural gas line was much more pointed.

    And the target of the “high pressure” presentation was Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers.

    Residents living along an area of Cedar Grove Road who are being subjected to a major natural gas transmission line by Louisville Gas & Electric did not hold back when addressing Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

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  • Farmer’s Markets open Saturday in MW, Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is nothing better than spending quality time with family. And you will have the opportunity to get some locally-grown produce.

    Beginning on Saturday, June 8 the Shepherdsville and Mt. Washington farmers markets will open and both promise to be more than fresh produce and fresh meat.


    The Shepherdsville farmers market will kick off with a parade. 

  • Salary talk turns into personal discussion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When you start talking about someone’s pocketbook, expect tempers to fly.

    During a recent budget workshop for the Shepherdsville City Council, tempers did rise.

    The first to be discussed was the city’s sewer department.

    The proposed budget, which must be approved by June 30, had $660,000 in salaries.

    It also had the hiring of an engineer, which would be in addition to the current engineer, Arthur Jones.

  • Improvements continue on animal shelter

     CLERMONT  — Little by little, improvements have been made to the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    What director Angie Greenup hopes is the last major renovation involves replacing the ceiling tiles and insulating the facility.

    Claiborne Contractors had a bid of just over $23,000. Although the bid was higher than a second quote, Greenup said Claiborne’s estimate was much more detailed.

    Previously, mold had been removed and new lighting had been installed.