• Traffic signal at Bogard not in plan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Highway 44 wasn’t going to be widened.

    However, as alternative option to help make the heavily-traveled road a little safer was the announcement that several intersection improvements would be made.

    Turn lanes and traffic signals were installed at Armstrong Lane and Bells Mill Road.

    With the third intersection improvement planned for Bogard Lane, the expectations were that a traffic light would be part of the package.

  • Spray park may be part of future at old BC pool begins

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A spray park may be open to youngsters in the Shepherdsville area next year.

    But county officials will wait until spring to make needed repairs to the Maryville pool.

    Both were pool-related discussion points for members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Assistant parks director Ed Etherton had brought the issue of leaking pipes at the Maryville pool to members of Bullitt Fiscal Court at an earlier meeting.

    American Leak Detection had worked on the pool previously and gave Etherton a quote to make the repairs.

  • Lebanon Jct. to make slight changes to license fees

    LEBANON JUNCTION  -- There is no intent to gouge business owners.

    However, mayor Larry Dangerfield said it is important that Lebanon Junction officials always be on the lookout to seize opportunities to gain a little revenue.

    After paying a business license fee that has not been raised forever, Dangerfield told council members that it might be time for a change.

    And, the council unanimously increased the annual business license fee.

    The $60 fee will now be $100 per year to operate a business in the city of Lebanon Junction.

  • Shoe manufacturer to bring warehouse facility to Hillview; around 90 new jobs anticipated

     HILLVIEW — Over 80 new jobs are projected for a distribution center looking to locate in northern Bullitt County.

    And Hillview city officials have approved an incentive for the company to make that move.

    KEEN Inc. has received preliminary tax incentives from the state of Kentucky.

    The company designs, manufactures and sells footwear, bags, accessories and apparel.

    It will make an investment of $18.6 million in locating in a facility in Hillview.

  • Top homebuilder will change hats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As Richard Miles was looking to retire from his job as a regional manager for Wal-Mart, he thought he would build a little subdivision.

    When he developed Dogwood Run on Beech Grove Road in the late 1980s, his intent was to complete that subdivision and then retire all together.

    Well, things didn’t work out that way and thousands of homeowners are glad.

    But, this time, Miles is really looking to slow down a little.

  • UPS golf carts may do delivering

      PIONEER VILLAGE --  When your holiday packages are delivered this year, there is a chance that the big brown truck will be replaced by a golf cart.

    The delivery giant has made it known that there is a possibility that neighborhoods in Bullitt County could receive packages delivered by people driving golf carts.

  • Debate over land usage continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As urban sprawl continues to wave into Bullitt County, growing pains remain constant for local officials.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board is no exception, constantly determining how to fit all of its students into all of its existing school spaces.

    Redistricting the students is a way to evenly distribute students, but always remains a controversial subject as many parents resist moving their children to a campus further away from home.

  • Sign says ‘STOP’ on any new changes on ordinance

        HILLVIEW — The Hillview City Council placed a stop sign on the city’s updated sign ordinance.
        City attorney Tammy Baker presented a second reading of a proposed sign regulation ordinance that updated a previous city ordinance established in 1997.

  • Public still working to see if “yellow” house can be saved

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents are rallied together at a recent city council meeting to encourage the council to save a piece of Mount Washington history.

    By the end of the year, the central garage, Crazy Red’s and the yellow house next to it are set to be demolished to make way for a new CVS Pharmacy.

    After hearing the city could be interested in saving the yellow house by having it moved to the lot behind it on the corner of Snapp Street and West Avenue, residents told the council why the house matters to them.

  • Animal control officer finally hired

    CLERMONT  — After months of uncertainty, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter has a new leader.

    Angie Greenup was appointed the animal control officer by a 3-2 vote of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had requested support of fiscal court to make the personnel change for the past couple of months.

    And, before that, she had fired Mark Williams, who served in the director’s seat, only to have him reinstated by fiscal court.