• Tourism provides high hopes for continued growth in ‘18

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — New years come with new resolutions and tourism in Bullitt County is no exception.

    Reflecting on the past year, tourism director Troy Beam said establishing the first full year in the visitor’s center was a highlight for him.

    Located at 142 Buffalo Run Road, Beam’s office shifted from the second floor of Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the new location in July 2016 in an effort to better reach those unfamiliar with the area.

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  • Sanitation district will raise rates for ‘18

     HILLVIEW -- It can and it will.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation District earned the ability to impose up to a 12 percent annual rate increase.

    This was allowed by Bullitt Fiscal Court, which still has the right to review the request but has no power to stop it if it exceeds the 12 percent rate.

    At its recent meeting, the sanitation board voted 2-0 to increase the rates 12 percent for a second straight year. The increase will be effective in February.

  • Senior center gets a boost from fiscal court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Myrtle Holthouser likes her visits to the Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens facility in Shepherdsville.

    However, with shrinking funds in the community action agency’s budget, providing transportation services to and from the facility could be in jeopardy.

    A recent plea in The Pioneer News may have resulted in some assistance.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved $1,500 for each of the next two months with a possible $10,000 commitment for the rest of its fiscal year.

  • Harris becomes treasurer; Maddox on MW council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— As the year comes to an end, so does a long-term councilmember’s reign.

    After a total of 12 years, councilmember Alice Harris has left the town board to become a more permanent member of the municipal government.

    Harris officially resigned after the last regular council meeting to accept a position as the new city treasurer.

    Former treasurer Peggy Brinkman recently retired.

  • County audit has issues to correct

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County officials must address nine issues raised by the state auditor.

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the 2015-16 audit of Bullitt Fiscal Court and listed a number of deficiencies, most of which dealt with the animal control services.

    The following concerns were addressed in Harmon’s audit:

    *Bullitt County Animal Services did not properly account for pet license receipts

  • Radiant Touch in new home

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A local company hopes a new location will help provide a more radiant touch to their business.

    The Radiant Touch, formerly located at the Cedar Grove Business Park, has moved into its newest location at 815 John Harper Highway, Suite 8.

    Owner Amanda Mattingly is a state-licensed massage therapist, graduating from the Louisville School of Massage in 2008. Mattingly brings 750 hours of related education, along with 48 hours of continued education every two years to maintain her certification.

  • Gordon Food Service brings HOPE thanks to recent donation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to helping the community, the Gordon Food Service Shepherdsville Distribution Center hopes to do its part.

    The company’s Inside Sales Team led the “Share the Warmth” clothing drive, collecting 500 clothing items donated to the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization.

    HOPE is a non-profit agency that helps to meet the short-term needs of struggling families and individuals throughout the community, including the homeless.

  • Hebron Estates looks to increase pay for next group

     HEBRON ESTATES - The mayor and the commissioners need some sort of reimbursement for their services.

    But a city commission needs to be careful about how they approve payments to those who are serving on the commission.

    When a pay rate is set, the commission must approve it to go into effect after the next upcoming election, making certain the action isn’t just a way to give themselves raises.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission heard a first reading regarding pay compensation for the city’s mayor and commissioners.

  • MW officials confident new tenant will be found

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After 10 months, a new Mount Washington restaurant has closed its doors, leaving the city with a rentable building but no tenant.

    The Mount Washington Family Diner and Ice Cream restaurant, located at 1150 North Bardstown Road, opened its doors on Feb. 7.

    By opening, the diner began a new adventure for the city as its first venture in the commercial rental business. Though the city had nothing to do with how the business operated, it served as the landlord.