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  • ELECTION DAY SET FOR THIS TUESDAY

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — With over 53,000 combined Republicans and Democrats registered to vote, how many will come out to the polls on Tuesday, May 22?

    We are all about to find out.

    Despite being a countywide race, the talk has been relatively quiet, although you might be able to tell it due to the signs which sprout like dandelions this time of year.

    Democrats will have only three races on the ballot. Everyone will have an opportunity to decide the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

  • Company to bring new jobs to county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County has landed another fulfillment center in the Cedar Grove area.

    Saddlecreek Logistics has recently leaded over 200,000 square feet at 419 Park Loop Road.

    “This is a very nice win and fills one of the small areas of a building which was vacant,” said John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

    He said Saddlecreek is a third-party fulfillment center providing goods and services to current and former U.S. Navy personnel.

  • Transitional home permit denied by BOA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one in the audience would disagree that Bullitt County would benefit from having a transitional home for women and children.

    However, the proverbial -- not in my back yard -- was the cry heard before the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment Thursday night.

    At the end of some emotional testimony on both sides of the issue, a conditional-use permit to start a facility was denied 4-2.

    A packed house heard applicant Joe Bohannon speak as a member of the Bullitt County Housing First coalition.

  • Three road projects to be part of rural plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three heavily-traveled roads in Bullitt County will be slated for resurfacing in the coming year.

    Tom Hall, planning supervisor for the state transportation cabinet, made the annual presentation of thoroughfares which are part of the rural secondary program.

    With some carryover, the state will have $1.57 million to spend on participating rural secondary roads.

    The first project slated for the next year will be Greenbriar Road. The county is also resurfacing and doing some improvements on its portion.

  • Dispatch overhauls causes budget hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  At first glance, it appears that the 2018-19 budget for Bullitt County government will grow by $3.6 million.

    But, in reality, the growth in the proposed budget is due to a $4.6 million loan to upgrade the communications system with central dispatch.

    The first reading of the proposed budget will be held on Tuesday, May 15. Public hearings on road aid and local government assistance starts at 9 a.m. with the regular meeting at 9:30 a.m.

  • Tipton gives MW Council update on things that happened at session

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--  It was an unusual General Assembly session to say the least.

    State Rep. James Tipton took a shot at explaining the very busy 60 days in Frankfort during a recent appearance before the Mount Washington City Council.

    Tipton serves as District 53 representative, which includes part of eastern Bullitt County as well as Spencer and Anderson counties.

    In his update, he spoke about upcoming road projects in Bullitt County as well as the pension updates.

  • Homeless group seeks funds to move forward with facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An organization playing a role in the plight of the homeless in Bullitt County will be seeking funds from governmental agencies.

    Linda Belcher and Randy Pace, members of Bullitt County Housing First, made their first sales pitch to the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Belcher said that Room In the Inn is currently working with homeless in the community; however, she said there is a need to assist women and mothers with children.

    Currently, Bullitt County Housing First is in the process of securing a home on West Shannon Lane.

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  • Shooting ordinance misses target

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the agenda was void of any discussion on ordinances regulating gun use, Bullitt Fiscal Court members were the target of several comments.

    Before speakers took to the microphone, county attorney John Wooldridge and members of fiscal court tried to explain the situation, which blew up once it got on social media.

    Wooldridge said there was never any ordinance planned that would infringe on the Second Amendment. That includes any acreage requirements.

  • Speyside helps to beautify downtown Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Speyside Cooperage brought its unique business to Bullitt County in 2010, it was done with little fanfare.

    Even as they passed the business on North Buckman Street next to the post office, the factory was nestled back off the road.

    Now, the community’s first international company is ready to spread its wings and get more active.

    The first project will be to partner with the city of Shepherdsville in its beautification program.