• Pioneer Village will not donate to plans for MES playground

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Making the big decisions isn’t always fun and game for a city council.

    In Pioneer Village, the council revisited a request to help fund a new playground area on the campus of Maryville Elementary, the only Bullitt County Public School location within the city limits.

    A request was made to the city for a donation to help fund a new playground area after the previous school playground was altered during the building’s recent renovations.

  • Lebanon Jct. officials fight to get Hwy. 434 fixed

     LEBANON JUNCTION— The bridge on Highway 434 (Colesburg Road) in Lebanon Junction hasn’t been the same since an embankment in 2018, operating as a one-way road with the help of a temporary light to help the flow of traffic.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield has worked to keep repairs at the top of the list for the politicians in the state, telling the council each month of calls or meetings made.

    His most recently conversation was with state Rep. Thomas Huff after running into him.

  • New public works facility will remain in Shep. city park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The funding has already been appropriated for a new public works building.

    The question is where should it be located.

    From the discussion at a recent Shepherdsville City Council meeting, it appears the building will be located at its originally planned site.

    Councilmember Bonnie Enlow said that the original site had been at the entrance to the Frank E. Simon City Park near Highway 44 West.

    However, she had heard some discussion about moving the facility to another location.

  • Mount Washington to tackle parked cars on roadway issue Monday night

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Parked cars on a street could cause numerous dangerous situations, including potentially blocking emergency vehicles.

    Currently, the city of Mount Washington’s ordinance states the only parking permitted on city streets is “with its right-hand side toward and parallel with the curb.” For the most part, the decision on whether to cite an individual for parking on the street has been left to the police officer’s discretion.

  • Planned zoning code moves forward

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It is a movement started by Mount Washington city officials and now it is spreading across the county.

    With the favorable recommendation from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission, a text amendment creating a new highly-structured, mixed-use zoning classification is now circulating among the municipalities and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Those entities which approve the text amendment would have the new Community Planning Area zoning classification. Those who don’t, won’t.

  • YOU COUNT: Census numbers mean big dollars for Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- April 2020 may seem like months away. However, when you are talking about the U.S. Census, the time is now to get ready for one of the most important projects around.

    Just ask the members of the committee working to get Bullitt County ready for next April.

    For the past several months, community leaders from all walks of life have been meeting. Their goal is to get everyone possible accounted for when census figures are collected next spring.


  • Commercial zoning not guaranteed if it doesn’t follow plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A general rule of thumb is that a major highway is normally suited for commercial development when it is located in a municipality.

    However, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission had a different idea recently.

    The commission voted 5-4 to send an unfavorable recommendation to the Shepherdsville City Council.

    The applicant, Brandon and Emily Baugh, sought to have a .64-acre tract rezoned from R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business at the corner of Highway 44 East as Lees Lane.

  • Time to talk some trash at Hunters Hollow as new contract studied

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Even in the smallest of cities, leaders have to occasionally put up with some trash talk.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission heard three bids from area trash collection service agencies at its February business meeting.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented each bid in random order, beginning with Countywide Waste, a locally-owned company.

    Countywide’s bid was for a rate of $13 per month, billed quarterly, with a weekly pickup. The contract included a 96-gallon cart, with an option for a second cart for $2.50 per month.

  • Judicial center ducts to get good cleaning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When the troubled judicial center was built over 12 years ago, it is probably unknown the number of birds and other creatures which found themselves inside a building which took years to complete.

    Since its opening, Bullitt Circuit Family Court judge Elise Givhan Spainhour said the ductwork has never been cleaned.

    With many of the judges and their staff members having breathing issues, Spainhour said she felt it was time to get the ducts cleaned.

  • Carryovers, transfers help make pay hike for EMS possible

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — So where did the county come up with over $400,000 to pay for salary increases for Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services employees?

    In the case of Bullitt County, it is a matter of unexpected revenue coming into the coffers after the budget was prepared last June.

    In its second budget amendment since July 1, treasurer Kenann Sharp said that $2,127,428.02 in unexpected revenue had been generated.