• Commission gives thumbs up to plan to allow lawn care business to stay

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When Mike and Carrie Rice bought property off Fisher Lane, they thought it could be used for a business.

    The seller had his commercial building supplies stored on the property so the Rice couple felt it would be fine to store his landscaping and lawn service vehicles.

    According to Bullitt County zoning officials, Rice’s operation was not allowed in the R-1 Residential zone.

  • Budget money set aside for facility

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Bullitt County officials recently approved the 2019-20 budget which would appropriate over $30 million in funding.

    For a rainy day, the county’s contingency fund has over $1.6 million. While this may sound like a nice savings account, finance officer Keith Griffee continues to warn magistrates that he would like to build up the reserve account.

    In reality, of the $1.6 million, only $218,601 is reserve. Other obligations take up the remainder, including $681,271 set aside for a new facility for the county clerk’s office.

  • Smashing Good Time

     HILLVIEW -- If you’ve ever wanted to release your anger and break a plate or bust up that old VCR you no longer need, there is now a place in Hillview just for that. 

    A couple from Bullitt County have recently opened Smash Time, a rage room that allows you to break just about anything without feeling guilty.   

    After watching an episode of Chrisley Knows Best featuring a rage room, Meagan Cullen thought it was a funny idea and mentioned it to her husband, Brian Larson.  

  • Miracle returns to become BCHS principal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Serving as Hebron Middle School principal for five years and being in the Bullitt County Public School district really left a positive impression on Steve Miracle.

    “The first thing that led me to apply was knowing the district and community from my time here as prncipal of Hebron,” he said. 

    “It is a very welcoming community with great people throughout. I know that the people here, in the district and in the community, truly care about students and their success.” 

  • Hunters Hollow approves budget; looks to purchase street signage

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - An approved budget means the Hunters Hollow City Commission can now work on replacing city street signage.

    The commission unanimously approved the city’s 2019-20 budget ordinance, which went into effect on July 1.

    The city will carry over $166,000 from the previous fiscal year, up about $10,000 from the previous year.

    Total estimated revenue increased about $4,000, to $53,195, allowing a total of $210,000 in total resources available.

  • Hillview moves forward toward solid financial shape after suit

     HILLVIEW  — The adversity faced in the past may be paying dividends for the future.

    The Hillview City Council approved the 2019-20 budget. Coming into the fiscal year with over $2.1 million in the bank, city leaders expect to end the upcoming fiscal year with over $1.9 million still in the bank.

    There was little discussion after city attorney Tammy Baker read the budget proposal.

  • Ambulance rates to be increased

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — When you take that next ambulance ride with Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services, it will cost you a little more money.

    But the rate hike approved by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday will still leave prices below neighboring counties like Nelson and Hardin.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members unanimously approved rate hikes which will average $200 more per ambulance run.

    Kenny Hardin, director of Bullitt County EMS, said that rate comparisons were done back in January 2016. The comparison looked at other counties.

  • Public input sought for city’s park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — You have 130 acres of green space running along a river.

    You have lots of ideas on what you would like to place in your park-like setting.

    But what pieces should go where?

    That is where the city of Shepherdsville hopes a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will make the First Street Park something the community will be proud of when all the pieces come together.

    But to make it something the community can embrace, comments must be solicited from the public.

  • Hillview emergency response team making big comeback after almost being cut from mayor’s new budget

     HILLVIEW  — Mayor Jim Eadens was about to pull the plug on the Hillview Emergency Response Team.

    The sudden death of its director and a dwindling number of team members, Eadens was seriously looking to end the agency which helped during the time of need.

    And then came James Sparks.

    A resident of Brooks, Sparks is assistant chief of the Trimble County Search and Rescue team. He heard about Hillview having an emergency team and inquired about the opportunity.

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