• Hebron Estates has concrete plan for drainage issue

     HEBRON ESTATES - No matter the efforts made by local officials to solve problems, the headaches always seem to continue running downhill.

    Regardless, the Hebron Estates City Commission hope they have a concrete solution for a recent drainage issue.

    The commission hosted a lengthy discussion on recent improvements to work completed in the ditch line along Willow Way.

  • Taylor Homes joins Chamber

     HILLVIEW - A new member of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce wants everyone to makes themselves feel at home.

    And the company celebrated its new membership along with its anniversary.

    Taylor Homes is celebrating 60 years of business within its five-state area, including Kentucky. The company has a branch location in the city of Hillview.

  • Rezoning gets favorable recommendation in spite of road concerns

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — What comes first…the chicken or the egg?

    When talking about rezoning property, the question probably should be whether you rezone the land and then worry about improving infrastructure or improve things like roads before you rezone for more growth.

    Shirley Hall is looking to rezone 11.1 acres off Halls Lane from Stream Reserve to R-1 Residential.

    Lonnie Ray is looking to build eight homes on eight acres he is purchasing from Hall.

    The homes would be in the neighborhood of 1,890 square feet.

  • New family court judge position now open for candidates

     FRANKFORT  -- As of today, the secretary of state’s office can now accept entries into the race for the newest position in Bullitt County.

    By virtue of action taken by the past session of the General Assembly, Bullitt County will now have three judges in the 55th Judicial District.

    The current circuit judge, Rodney Burress, and the current family court judge, Elise Givhan Spainhour, will be joined in January by a second family court judge.

    At the same time, Bullitt County will lose one of its two district judge positions.

  • Morningside Drive looks to be in store for resurfacing work

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s known as the cut-through, and it’s also known for its potholes, but it should receive substantial upgrades in the near future.

    The Pioneer Village City Council is accepting bids for paving improvements along Morningside Drive, located off of the John Harper Highway.

    In past years the city was not responsible for the roadway’s upkeep. The roadway was on private property belonging to Jim Walser. The city now owns the road and hopes to make substantial improvements.

  • Hillview approves budget that is in excellent condition

     HILLVIEW - It’s budget time for Bullitt County and all of its municipalities.

    The Hillview City Council was no exception, with two budget ordinance readings at its June work session.

    City attorney Tammy Baker presented the first reading of an ordinance amending the current 2017-18 fiscal year budget, which expires on June 30.

    Baker then presented a first reading of the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget, which will go into effect on July 1.

  • Man indicted for sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A Lebanon Junction resident is facing rape charges.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Charles Mann, 34, of Lebanon Junction, on the felony charge of rape.

    He also faces misdemeanor charges of assault and violation of conditions of his release.

    According to the indictment, Mann allegedly had sexual intercourse with a woman on April 25, 2018, by using forcible compulsion.

    At the same incident, he allegedly caused physical injury to the woman.

  • Sheriff wants to make dent in county debt to state agency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Hoping to assist the county with its agreement to repay debts to the state from a past sheriff, Donnie Tinnell has been tightening his belt.

    But, he would also like some assistance from Bullitt Fiscal Court to deal with a growing problem of aging patrol cruisers.

    Tinnell, who was appointed last February to fill out the remaining term of retired sheriff David Greenwell, told  fiscal court that the agency would no longer be supplying a school resource officer for the Bullitt Alternative School behind Bullitt Central.

  • Defining ‘infant’ for LJ cemetery rules being studied

     LEBANON JUNCTION — At what age is one no longer considered an infant?

    That was the question at the Lebanon Junction City Council meeting.

    It may be a strange debate but it’s a necessary one when discussing a new ordinance establishing the fees in connection with the city’s cemetery.

    The ordinance would set the prices as follows:

    *purchase of the use of a standard size (not infant) grave plot which may be used for one or two “double deep” interments [burials] at $750

  • Bullitt County recognized as Economic Engine recipient

     Bullitt County accepted the Economic Engine Award from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) at the Bullitt County Chamber luncheon last month. 

    The award is given to those who have had a significant economic impact on the local economy through tourism.