• RECOUNT... Hatcher wins PV mayor’s race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Pioneer Village mayor’s race was highlighted at the Bullitt County Judicial Center on Friday.

    Incumbent Gary Hatcher remains mayor, with no change to the vote totals. Hatcher remained at 453 votes, with candidate Darlene Herps staying at 447.

    City clerk Kevin Mooney reported no problems and no discrepancies from the election, despite a small delay while Bullitt County District Judge Rodney Burress approved a counting process by the four representatives selected to hand-count the ballots.

  • IT’S OFFICIAL NOW: Money waiting, work starting on I-65 interchange

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Sean Skinner has over 250 tractor trailer trucks coming and going daily from his Gordon Food Service operation in the Cedar Grove Business Park facility.

    On-time delivery is of the upmost importance for the director of operations for GFS.

    While the announcement of building a new Interstate 65 interchange has been announced for well over two years, a special ceremony Thursday was the guarantee that the money is available for the $26 million project.

  • Hunters Hollow hoping that new constable can do some patrol

     HUNTERS HOLLOW — Mayor Tammara Ross has the ability to hand out parking citations to violators in her community.

    But it is not something the first-year mayor necessarily enjoys doing.

    Commissioner Shaun MacIntyre said there might be some help on the way.

    He talked with incoming constable Larry Watkins about patrolling the city.

    Currently, Hunters Hollow has a contract with the city of Pioneer Village. The city pays $50 a month in gas to Pioneer Village and another $600 a year for officer Nick Hibbs.

  • Shepherdsville takes second look at financing plan for firehouse, tower

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can always change your mind.

    Just ask the Shepherdsville City Council.

    After voting unanimously to do financing for the new firehouse with Fifth Third Bank, Shepherdsville members had a change of heart.

    Fifth Third and Wesbanco each had interest rates of 3.5 percent on the firehouse funding. 

    Councilmember Gloria Taft said that only Fifth Third met the bid deadline.

    However, Craig Winslow of Wesbanco said that he hand-delivered the sealed bid on Oct. 31.

  • I-65 maintenance work Tuesday night

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work this evening, Tuesday, Dec. 11, on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC road crews will be patching potholes on I-65 South near Shepherdsville between mile markers 116 and 117.

    The left and center lanes of I-65 South will be closed this evening from 7 pm until midnight during this work. Motorists should slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers in the adjacent lane.

  • City knows best when comes to rezoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — There are some things a city council knows more about than a county representative. One of those tends to be the structure of land within the city limits.

          An ordinance was read to the Mount Washington City Council for the first time regarding the rezoning of .4627 acres located at Highway 44 East and Half Moon Drive, owned by Clifford Barry and Marilyn Sue Loy. The request would change the land from R-2 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Ground broken on Nichols branch library

     NICHOLS - It’s one of the biggest and most positive moments in the history of the Nichols community.

    Ground was officially broken on what will become the new Nichols branch location of the Bullitt County Public Library system.

    The area for the facility on Highway 44 West will be located just west of Nichols Elementary, a location that has long served as the unofficial community gathering spot.

  • Council all tied up over rezoning bid

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An analysis done by a local real estate company shows that there is a need for more apartment-type living space in Shepherdsville.

    However, unless a court overturns the decision by the Shepherdsville City Council, no additional apartment/townhome units will be built on a 7.7-acre tract off Lakeview Drive.

    The Shepherdsville City Council tried on two occasions to make a decision on the rezoning request of A & H Lakeview Land LLC to change the land-use classification from R-1 Residential to R-3 Residential.

  • New faces may mean Hillview to get back into animal control

     HILLVIEW -- A couple of years ago, the city of Hillview had employees assigned to pick up stray animals.

    However, when city officials couldn’t get a key to the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, mayor Jim Eadens said the decision  was simple.

    The city would no longer be in the animal control business. Instead, calls would go directly to the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    Without the ability to take stray animals to the county shelter after hours, Eadens said the city no longer needed to be in that business.

  • Hillview residents may want to slow it down as speeders targeted

     HILLVIEW -- Be careful what you ask for.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the most common complaint from residents over the past 16 years has been with speeding motorists.

    A couple living on Knollwood Circle were at the most recent meeting complaining about a couple of speeding teenagers. At one point, their son was almost hit.

    Hillview police chief Bill Mahoney said that the city has been rotating speed limit radar throughout various parts of the community.