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  • Southeast Bullitt officials agree to work on settling conflicts

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could an on-going battle between a fire board and its fire department be nearing an end?
        While not putting the cart too far ahead of the horse, representatives with the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board and the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are at least willing to go back to the negotiations table.
        During a hearing on Wednesday in Bullitt Circuit Court, testimony in case involving the withholding of tax dollars suddenly stopped.

  • Past due trash bills causing stink in Shep.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The figure is over $156,000 and counting.
        That is the amount of unpaid garbage collection bills due in the city of Shepherdsville.
        This is not a new discussion but the question which remains is who is responsible for making sure Eco-Tech receives its money.
        While city attorney Joseph Wantland said the “city doesn’t owe anything,” that was not tone taken by Eco-Tech president Robert Lee.

  • The Pet Page: Hillview Animal Hospital

        When an opportunity came about to share her love for animals with her own medical practice, Dr. Melissa Hendricks gladly took hold of the reins.
        Hendricks began working at the Hillview Animal Hospital and Clinic with Dr. B.J. Cash as a technician, before going to Tuskegee University in Alabama for her veterinary degree.
        In 2006, Hendricks was working for another doctor when she received a call from Cash telling her he was selling the practice and wondered if she would be interested in taking it over.

  • Events in MW will result in calls to residents

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Mount Washington residents will now receive personal phone calls when something happens in the city. Well, sort of.
        Last month, the city launched its REACH ALERT partnership, which calls citizens’ phones when directed to by city officials.
        According to the city, the REACH ALERT system can be used to inform citizens of water main breaks, boil water advisories, bad weather, to name a few.

  • Hillview facing important budget in 2016-17

        HILLVIEW -- It might be the most important budget cycle the city of Hillview has ever experienced.
        Not only will the city of Hillview pay out $133,434 in debt service on a $5 million bond, it must pay out an estimated $282,023.
        Both result from the settlement of an $11 million judgment against the city in a breach of contract claim by Truck America.
        With the debt reaching $15 million due to interest, a settlement was reached earlier this year.

  • Hebron Estates approves budget with few changes

     HEBRON ESTATES - A new fiscal year budget was approved, even with a slight tweak at the last moment.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission unanimously approved its 2016-17 fiscal year budget, effective July 1.

    The vote came after a presentation by Daniel Hall, representing the Knox Regional Development Alliance.

  • Alliance will add 150 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A world’s largest wholesale distributor of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray titles in the United States could soon be getting bigger.

    And that growth will benefit Shepherdsville and Bullitt County.

    Alliance Entertainment LLC, which has a facility located in the Cedar Grove Business Park, is looking to expand its current operation.

    The company received preliminary approval for a $500,000 tax credit from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority on Thursday.

  • City hopes it won’t need loan to fund Alpha Way

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If the city of Shepherdsville needs to secure any money for the construction of the $3.5 million Alpha Way, a line of credit has been set up.

    But, the city may not need to borrow a penny.

    The city is constructing the connector road between Cedar Grove Road and the new interchange on Interstate 65 to relieve some of the traffic congestion in the area.

    The bid for the project came in at around $3.5 million. The state offered to lend the money to the city.

  • District looks to have right to set rates without OK of fiscal court

      HILLVIEW -- The Bullitt County Sanitation District commissioners don’t want to see a repeat performance from 2014.

    That’s when the Bullitt Utilities’ treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road literally exploded.

    With much of its system approaching or exceeding its 50th year of service, district manager Jerry Kennedy said a deja vu moment could occur at any of the eight treatment facilities.