• EDA looking for contribution from MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A growing county needs support from all corners and the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority is working to make preparations that they said should have happened 30 years ago.

    BCEDA Chairman Jessica Sullivan spoke to the Mount Washington City Council about reinstating prior commitments and adding extra funding to help with a retail project study.

    According to Sullivan, the expected population of Bullitt County by 2023 to be well over 100,000 residents.

  • Opportunity might be knocking in two areas of county for new tax investors

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are looking to open up a liquor store, tanning salon, golf course or race track, the tax advantages in an area designated as an Opportunity Zone would not be available.

    However, in Bullitt County, there are two tracts in the Brooks/Hillview/Shepherdsville community which could provide some tax advantages for some developers.

    In a financial nutshell, partnerships or corporations can bring development to certain areas and receive tax breaks on their capital gains.

  • Hunters Hollow talks about parking ordinance

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Residents who park along Hunters Hollow streets should be wary of potential new regulations.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission heard the first reading of a proposed parking ordinance at their August business meeting.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a generalized ordinance, suggesting that the mayor and commissioners make any changes or additions they deem fit.

    The ordinance included no parking at any intersection or crosswalk, along with no blocking driveways or mail boxes.

  • Former sheriff’s audits questioned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE –– The state auditor has released two more reviews of retired sheriff David Greenwell and the findings were very similar to a report recently filed.

    The two most recent audit reports by state auditor of public accounts Mike Harmon involved the 2016 financial records of Greenwell, who retired at the end of February 2017.

    In both reports, the state auditor found areas in which improvements must be made.

    In the 2016 financial statement audit, the auditor had the following concerns:

  • Tax rates to stay same after much discussion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It took a couple of special meetings but it appears the tax rates for the city of Shepherdsville will remain the same.

    When the council meets at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, the real property tax rate will remain 13.9 cents per $100 of assessed property and personal property will remain at 13.6 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    That means that if you have a $100,000 home, your city tax portion will be $139.

  • Contractor hired to construct new fire sub-station

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The next phase in the construction of a new firehouse for the southern portion of Shepherdsville moved closer to reality.

    With six bids presented, the Shepherdsville City Council accepted the low bid of E.H. Construction at $2,268,000.

    It was $1,000 lower than the next bid.

    Eric Keyes, a representative of Keyes and Associates, said that a tabulation sheet was prepared. 

    The one question posed by the council was the use of a geothermal heating and cooling system for the facility.

  • BBB warns of Hurricane Florence scams

     With the effects of Hurricane Florence on the east coast, many people are opening their hearts and wallets to try to help the victims in the area.

    Many organizations are available to assist those in need; however, events like this also provide an opportunity for scammers looking to take advantage of the situation.

  • New Flyer Brings High-Tech Manufacturing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was a ribbon cutting on Monday but work has been underway for several months at the New Flyer of America facility.

    Last November, it was announced that the $28 million investment would bring over 550 new jobs to Bullitt County.

    To cut the ribbon on the new facility, Gov. Matt Bevin and other dignitaries not only thanked company officials for making the commitment to the city, county and state, they also raved about the high-tech jobs which will be created.

  • Job seekers will have place to meet employers Sept. 13

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a place to being your new career?

    Or are you just looking for a part-time job to make some extra money?

    Whatever you are looking for, employers are looking for you.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and The Pioneer News are teaming up once again to sponsor an Employment Expo at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    The Job Fair will be on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 1-6 p.m.

  • Shepherdsville has list of engineering projects underway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  Much of the work is behind the scenes but city engineer Arthur Jones had a long list of projects which are underway.

    Before Jones could take the podium, however, several residents of The Pointe subdivision were already asking the Shepherdsville City Council about any revelations on the drainage problems in their area.

    Josh Cravens and Debbie Lee inquired to city officials about any progress since they last addressed the council in early August.