• Limit on spending dropped; budget to be amended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of months into the new fiscal year, Shepherdsville city officials have made it clear — they are concerned about the budget.

    Councilman Mike Hubbard introduced an ordinance that would require any purchase over $5,000 to have the approval of the town board members.

    That ordinance, which would later be dropped, was a surprise to mayor Curtis Hockenbury.

    Under the plan, nothing would be purchased if it exceeded $5,000 without the city council’s approval.

    That immediately drew concerns.

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Lebanon Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION— To keep a town running, the city has to have money. In order to get that money, tax rates have to be set each year.

    Like most years, this year the real and personal property tax and the motor vehicle tax are set at the highest Lebanon Junction can legally approve them.

    Even with an increase, it will amount to $1 a year on a $100,000 home.

  • Major tract on I-65 looks for rezoning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A major tract for light industrial development could be opened up for development.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to over 532 acres of property just west of Interstate 65 to be rezoned to IL Light Industrial.

    The Shepherdsville City Council will have the final decision.

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Pioneer Village

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Real property tax rates will raise again for Pioneer Village residents.

    The city council approved an increase for the real property rate during its August business meeting.

    The real property rate increased from 12.73 to 12.77 cents per $100 of property, with personal property and public utility rates remaining at 14.4. 

    That means taxes on $100,000 of property would increase from $127.30 to $127.70.

  • Planners reject Bells Mill, Highway 44 commercial zone

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The area at Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 East has a traffic signal and a redesigned intersection.

    But, is it ready for commercial development?

    That will have to be the decision made by the Mount Washington City Council. And, it must overcome an unfavorable recommendation sent by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe requested a rezoning on a 5-acre tract on the northeast quadrant from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Ordinance would put owners responsible for land upkeep

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Property owners with public access real estate are now responsible for maintaining their own grounds.

    A vote to approve an ordinance that would require property owners to maintain their real estate was unanimous at a recent city council meeting.

  • City hopes to bring Christmas cheer in new way

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

    Well, not quite this soon.

    The Shepherdsville City Council endorsed the purchase of $8,000 in new Christmas decorations in what the beautification committee hopes is just the beginning.

    Committee chairperson Lisa Carter was in Gatlinburg recently and ran across a dealer who handles holiday decorations.

    In her wish list of 37 items, Carter could receive a 20 percent discount, no taxes since it would be sold out of state and free delivery.

  • Blue Halo Med Spa joins Bullitt Chamber

     FERN CREEK — Those looking for a bit of pampering and relaxation can look no further than the locally owned Blue Halo Med Spa.

    Owned by wife and husband team Rhonda and Tim Hatfield, Blue Halo Med Spa is located at 8104 Old Bardstown Road in Louisville, one mile south of the Gene Synder.

  • Fox Chase residents will have new signs for their city streets

    FOX CHASE - For Fox Chase residents, a new sign is a good sign.

    The Fox Chase City Council agreed to replace street signs throughout the city at a total cost of $150 per sign.

    Council member Mike Higgins said he noticed that the signs were becoming difficult to read in some places due to their weathering.

    The council selected Dale Mulhall to replace the current signs with signs of similar color and text style, along with proper reflective materials. Mulhall said he would also replace the sign posts.

  • BBB Tips for the Equifax Data Breach

     BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is alerting local consumers about the latest data breach announcement. Equifax, one of the three credit reporting bureaus, announced that personal information may have been exposed for about 143 million Americans.