• Striping to be done on busy roads

     SHEPHERDSVLLE -- Gary Board is familiar with the streets in Shepherdsville.

    But what happens to a visitor to the community when they try to start navigating streets like Keystone Crossroads, especially at night?

    The issue of striping the city’s streets expanded into a lengthy conversation for members of the Shepherdsville town council.

    The issue revolved around how to bid out the work.

  • Coin toss decides final council seat in Hillview race; recanvas possible

     HILLVIEW -- It came down to a flip of a coin to determine the sixth and final member of the Hillview City Council.

    On Thursday, David Conn and Alice Meredith Keister were part of an unusual event.

    Tied with 904 votes, the pair were called to the Bullitt County Clerk’s Office for a flip of a coin.

    But the even more bizarre part of the story is that Conn was unable to attend due to emergency medical issues.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s November 2016 Hot Topics

    1. A local business reported receiving calls of a recorded message saying they have an unpaid LG&E bill and their electricity will be cut off. The scammers ask for a payment right away, through a wire service or prepaid debit card. This is a scam.

  • Little Sweathearts looks to enrich children in expanded facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new childcare facility in Mount Washington hopes to teach its students more than just the colors of the rainbow.

    Little Sweethearts Child Development Center owner Tammy Klumb ran the center out of her home for nine years before deciding to expand.

    “With the love of children we have and wanting to better the community, we decided to go ahead and expand,” she said.

  • Hebron Estates will take whole tax

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It came with little discussion.

    It came quickly.

    And it will probably generate around $40,000 more each year for the Hebron Estates coffers.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission voted 4-0 to accept all 5 percent of the county’s insurance premium tax starting next summer.

    Previously, the city’s taking of 3 percent generated around $60,000 annually, according to attorney Mark Edison.

  • Work on odor in MW still doesn’t pass smell test

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — For nearly four years, the Mount Washington Water and Sewer Company has worked to clear the air on a smelly situation.

    According to Redbud Drive resident Barbara Saltsman, the efforts aren’t noticeable.

    Saltsman, who has lived nine houses down from the treatment plant since 1989, said that the smell prevents her children and grandchildren from visiting, doesn’t allow her to open her windows on cool evenings and makes going outside for long periods impossible.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rate to mean slight hike to payers

        LEBANON JUNCTION— Growing a city means growing tax rates. Lucky for the residents of Lebanon Junction, the increase is less than a hundredth of a penny.
        The 2017 real and personal property tax regulations allow the city to set the tax rate anywhere from 22.87 cents on each $100 to 22.08 cents on each $100 without further election. The 2016 rate was set at 22.03 cents on each $100, meaning a $100,000 home paid $220.30 in real and personal property taxes.

  • Hillview honors police officers, department

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview Police Department achieved accreditation this year, and the city acknowledged the effort.
        Members of the department were honored during a city council meeting, including the two officers selected as “Officer of the Year” over the past two years.
        Officer Elliott Clark received the 2015 award, with Det. Charles McWhirter recognized for 2016.

  • Write-in plus 14 bid for Shepherdsville seats

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Voters in the city of Shepherdsville may not have a mayor’s race this fall but they sure have a lot of choices in the race for town board.
        And the number of individuals seeking the six council seats on Nov. 8 has recently grown by one.
        Faith Portman, a former councilmember who had filed to run for the unexpired term of mayor Scott Ellis, is now taking on a tall task -- a write-in bid for city council.

  • Heavy turnout expected Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Youngsters at Roby Elementary were pretty eager to cast their ballot for the next president of the United States.
        And, according to the number of absentee ballots cast so far in Bullitt County, those of actual voting age are also pretty excited.
        With election day set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney described the absentee balloting as “very busy.”