• Veterans’ charities that mislead: BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins federal, state regulators to announce enforcement actions

      Washington DC – BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org), the charity monitoring organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau, joined today with the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General, and state charity regulators to help the donating public avoid misleading charity appeals and find trustworthy veterans’ organizations to support. The event was held at the FTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC to announce the latest enforcement actions against veterans’ charities.

  • Traffic patterns will change if Shep. plans go as scheduled

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Traffic congestion in Shepherdsville used to be a once or twice a week situation.

    Now, it is daily.

    With that in mind, the traffic study committee in Shepherdsville is continuing to look at ways to improve the situation. The current scope of study involves the Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Keystone Crossroads triangle.

    Arthur Jones, the city’s engineer who is now leading the traffic study group, had new information to report recently.

  • Southeast Fire boards reach agreement on new budget

     CLERMONT — After several special meetings and a like number of tense moments, the budgets for Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department have been approved.

    Agreeing that the first budget process under a contract between the two agencies had some bumps, the parties were able to come to an agreement just six days before the deadline.

    The budget for the fire department will be $971,100, according to assistant chief Tom Leach.

  • Bullitt County agencies share in state’s pride for economic growth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The state of Kentucky has recently been honored for its economic development for the past year.

    And, Bullitt County is sharing in some of that glory.

    Area Development Magazine awarded Kentucky with its Gold Shovel award to Kentucky for the commitment of economic development growth for states with 3-5 million people.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, the honor for Kentucky is very prestigious.

  • Summer brings ‘visitors’ to private quarry property, worries to Fox Chase

    FOX CHASE - When the hot summer months arrive, and the schools close their doors, things really heat up for city officials.

    In the city of Fox Chase, young folks looking for something to pass their time tend to gravitate toward a nearby quarry.

    The main problem is that the quarry is on private property and no one is allowed in without proper permission.

    Despite the warning, many bored youngsters still head inside, despite the dangers to themselves.

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  • Shep. budget has lot more carryover ... over $5 M in general fund

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Entering the 2017-18 fiscal year, Shepherdsville’s budget showed no carryover from the previous cycle.

    City officials show a completely different outlook as the 2018-19 fiscal year has begun.

    In the general fund, the city will carry forward over $5 million with another nearly $600,000 in the municipal aid/local government economic assistance fund.

    The sewer department will carry forward $3.7 million.

    That made for much more tranquil budget workshops, which were held during the month of June.

  • Ordinances put on table dealing with signs, code issues, fencing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — How do you deal with unsightly tall grass, hundreds of signs placed on utility poles and along roadsides and dumpsters which are overflowing?

    If you are a member of city government, you pass an ordinance.

    But, for members of the Shepherdsville City Council, things aren’t that simple.

    Besides the affect regulations may have against residents and business owners, city leaders must also figure out how the ordinances, which would replace existing laws, would be enforced.

  • Heritage Hill may have new life with city’s help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the original plans were announced, Heritage Hill subdivision would be the most upscale community in the region.

    With 1,200 homes planned nestled around a top quality 18-hole golf course, the development was being marketed throughout the area. And, then the housing market crashed and the local development hit a standstill.

    Now, a development company is looking to restart the residential community with the golf course to remain in operation.

  • Mt. Washington considers if it can give office space to agency

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Can a city provide a headquarters exclusively for a civic group?

    In Mount Washington, the answer is up in the air.

    Ralph Clark spoke to the council on behalf of the Mount Washington Community Ministries with a room full of volunteers supporting him.

    Community Ministries works with 11 churches within the city to provide both physical and spiritual needs of residents within the 40047 zip code, Clark explained.