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  • Celebrate Good Times From The Metro United Way

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was a record investment into agencies serving the people of Bullitt County.

    The Metro United Way unveiled the 2018 total of individuals who have been helped in Bullitt County — one number at a time.

    Then the four digits were displayed, it showed a number of 8,264 individuals served.

    And the big check revealed a monetary investment of $165,500 to county agencies.

    The Metro United Way caravan stopped in Bullitt County outside the Woodsdale One-Room Schoolhouse.

  • New animal shelter to be part of energy plan?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The Bullitt County Public School System continues to save millions of dollars in energy costs thanks to a performance analysis years ago.

    Now, Bullitt Fiscal Court is looking to utilize the same technique to save itself money in operations at its various facilities.

    Perfection Group was selected as the vendor to look at the county’s situation and make recommendations.

    Tony Apro of Perfection Group said the county has the option to do as much or as little of the improvements.

  • Permit denied again for dog boarding site

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For a second time, a property on Highway 44 East has been denied a conditional-use permit to board dogs.

    The property is listed as 13764 Highway 44 East.

    Attorney Mark Edison told members of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments recently that the current leasee was leaving the property.

    He said that the property is zoned agricultural and there is similar zoning around the one-acre tract.

    However, neighbor Terry Thomas said the conditional-use permit was denied for the same property two years ago.

  • All decisions by LJ mayor can’t become home runs

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Sometimes a mayor’s job involves making decisions that, no matter what is decided, will leave someone mad.

    Lebanon Junction Mayor Larry Dangerfield recently made a decision to revoke approval of use of the ball field for a fundraiser residents Paul and Tonya Hall hadplanned for this summer.

    The event is to be in honor of their late son, Nathan, who passed away in a motocross accident last November. Any money raised at the event will go toward scholarships for motocross youth.

  • Council talks ‘chicken’ with MW residents

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — If dogs are allowed to bark, why aren’t roosters allowed to crow?

    Residents flocked to the Mount Washington City Council to ask that question and encourage the council to amend an ordinance prohibiting chickens and roosters in the city.

    Over 275 residents signed an online petition headed by resident Brian Brashear, who took the lead during the conversation.

  • Taylor survives ‘noisy’ race against Alvey

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In the race which may have had more “noise”, it will be retired judge Bailey Taylor, who  earned the right to serve as the next commonwealth attorney.

    Taylor defeated Shelly Alvey, who was appointed to the position in December 2017.

    Taylor collected 2,621 votes to 2,339 for Alvey,

    “I felt cautiously optimistic,” said Taylor.

    Taylor served as a district judge and then entered the senior status program where he was assigned dockets throughout the state.

  • GOP picks Sholar as nominee for sheriff; faces Minton in fall

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Walter A. Sholar was pretty passionate about his desire to serve as the Bullitt County Attorney for over 20 years.

    Having been out of office for a few years, Sholar is still passionate about public service.

    Sholar will have an opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming the next sheriff of Bullitt County.

    By virtue of his win in an eight-person Republican primary, Sholar will now face Democrat Myra Minton in the fall general election.

    Sholar collected 1,384 votes, or 26.25 percent.

  • Southern loop road on fast track as study out for bids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A project to build a loop road from Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 is on the fast track to getting started.

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget included $2 million for a study on the road.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced on Tuesday that a request for proposal for the study has been let and the deadline to submit quotes will be May 30.

    The notice to proceed will be given by Aug. 10, 2018, with the final report due by Oct. 2, 2019.

  • Hillview employees will take Hepatitis vaccinations

     HILLVIEW - With an outbreak of Hepatitis-A reported in Bullitt County, officials in the city of Hillview decided to take precaution.

    Mayor Jim Eadens announced that a mandatory Hepatitis vaccination event would be made available to all city employees, including members of the city council.

    According to Eadens, the city’s insurance would cover 100 percent of the costs for employees. Council members would need to check to see if their insurance covered the vaccinations.

  • Another city pays pension increase for Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE - With state pension reform looming over Kentucky cities, Pioneer Village has already found one solution to the first wave of ongoing increases.

    The changes made by the Kentucky General Assembly now require cities to pay retirement pensions, with cities allowed to pay the increase over 10 years rather than a lump sum payment. Each payment would include a 12 percent increase, compounded annually.