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  • Old rock quarry remains full of questions from city council

     FOX CHASE - More shots were fired by Fox Chase City Council members regarding issues at the old rock quarry.

    Council member Jamie Wolz presented an audio recording of gunshots coming from the quarry just one hour prior to the October business meeting.

    Wolz and council member Ed Berger both called police to report the shooting, along with a few other residents attending the meeting.

    “This is when I put my grand babies in the car,” Wolz said.

  • Old rock quarry remains full of questions from city council

     FOX CHASE - More shots were fired by Fox Chase City Council members regarding issues at the old rock quarry.

    Council member Jamie Wolz presented an audio recording of gunshots coming from the quarry just one hour prior to the October business meeting.

    Wolz and council member Ed Berger both called police to report the shooting, along with a few other residents attending the meeting.

    “This is when I put my grand babies in the car,” Wolz said.

  • New hotel brand for Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Another new hotel will bring a new brand to Bullitt County.

    Jay Govardham LLC and Global Hotel Group received a conditional use permit to operate a hotel off Conestoga Parkway in Shepherdsville.

    Jeremy Duncan of Thoroughbred Engineering told board of adjustment members that a 96-unit Avid Hotel is planned behind Ken Towery Auto Care.

    There would be 116 parking spaces and the facility will be three stories tall.

  • Three battling for Dist. 4 magistrate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Voters in the Fourth District will have three magisterial candidates on the ballot when they go the polls on Nov. 6.

    Republican incumbent Joe Rayhill and Democratic nominee Donna Richardson will be joined by Independent David Strange — all in search of a four-year term on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Joe Rayhill

    Rayhill is seeking his second term as magistrate.

    (Rayhill did not return a questionnaire to the newspaper.)

  • Former deputy indicted once again

       SHEPHERDSVILLE — After having a series of charges dismissed earlier this year, former chief deputy John Cottrell is again facing allegations relating to his work in the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury re-indicted Cottrell on four felony and two misdemeanor counts. One felony was determined to be a no true bill.

    The latest grand jury panel indicted Cottrell on two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Speed humps in Hebron Estates meets with bit of a speed bump

     HEBRON ESTATES - Discussion pertaining to speed humps along Hebron Estates street may have hit a speed bump.

    The city commission entertained the idea of adding humps at various street locations following an increase of speeding complaints.

    Mayor Jerry Clark said speed hump surveys were distributed recently along with city tax bills, and he had already received many replies.

    “They were more ‘no’ than ‘yes,’” he added.

  • My Old KEENtucky Home

     HILLVIEW  — How would a shoe company from Portland, Ore., find its way to Bullitt County, Ky.?

    Rory Fuerst, president and CEO of Keen Footwear, said it wasn’t easy but it happened.

    “It took us 15 years to find a state we only had to add one letter,” Fuerst said at the ribbon cutting for the company’s KEENtucky Fan Engagement Center.

    Fuerst and a couple of hundred of his closest associates helped to cut the ribbon on the 300,000 square foot facility off Interstate 65 and East Blue Lick Road.

  • Laswell, Higgins rematch for Third Dist. Magistrate

     FOX CHASE - It will be a repeat from four years ago. One candidate will hope for a different outcome. The other, of course, is looking for history to repeat itself.

    Incumbent Joseph Laswell is being challenged by Democrat Mike Higgins in a repeat from the 2014 race for Third District magistrate.

    The men are familiar with one another and they even live in the same neighborhood.

    Mike Higgins

    For Higgins, it is pretty simple — he wants to be the magistrate who is accessible to his constituents.

  • Pioneer Village looking for ways to make schools safer

     PIONEER VILLAGE - What can the city of Pioneer Village do to make students safer in school?

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds discussed one solution with the city council, mentioning the possibility of providing a school resource officer.

    Reynolds and mayor Gary Hatcher met with Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Jesse Bacon and Sarah Smith, BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator and chairman of the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention program.

  • City won’t name new ballfield after individual

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The loss of a loved one can be difficult and it isn’t unusual for family members to want to preserve that loved one’s memory in a way that lasts forever.

    Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong said he recently heard from a resident who wanted the city to consider naming a baseball field in the new community park after her son, an avid baseball player who passed away several years ago.