• Engineering group donates funds to MW organizations

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Three organizations in Mount Washington were able to kick the year off with a bonus, thanks to a donation by the Kentucky Engineering Group and the selection of the city of Mount Washington.

    KEG gave Mount Washington a $2,000 donation to distribute to its choice of non-profits within the city.

    According to Client and Project Manager Robert E. Taylor Jr., the company has donated to one of its clients each year for the past decade.

  • Game On at new business in Cedar Grove community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Families need time to play together, and role players need a place to gather with their friends.

    In Shepherdsville, both groups can be happy thanks to Game Knight, now open for business.

    Co-owners Brian Marcum and David Perkins wanted a place where families and friends could unplug and spend more quality time together doing something fun.

  • TRU opening

     Members of the community were recently invited to the opening of the Tru Hotel by Hilton.

    The hotel is located behind the McDonald’s on East Blue Lick Road in Hillview.

    Owner Kal Patel led the tours of the rooms, the exercise room and the billiards in the spacious lobby.

  • Annexation plan split into two

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — First it started off as an annexation request for three tracts of property.

    Then, it wound up as a request for two tracts of property and one tract of property.

    On Jan. 28, the Shepherdsville City Council could make its decision on a controversial annexation request along Interstate 65 and Chapeze Lane.

    Residents opposed to the annexation filled the city hall chambers.

  • Company gets approval for additional parking area

     HILLVIEW  -- Thanks to approval from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments, a trucking company will be able to store a few more trailers at its facility.

    Silver Creek LLC, which is part of Summitt Trucking, received a variance to encroach into the front setbacks.

    The property is the home of the old Brooks Elementary School on East Blue Lick Road.

    Attorney Eric Farris said that his client would like to park trailers up to the inside edge of an existing fence.

  • Retirement, swearing in part of year-end events at Pioneer Village mtg.

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Proclamations, recognitions, the swearing in of city officials and a free Christmas dinner were all part of the Pioneer Village December special council meeting.

    Officer Ray Wilburn was honored for his 10 years of service to the Pioneer Village Police and for 46 total years of law enforcement service.

    Police chief D. J. Reynolds thanked everyone who assisted with this year’s annual Santa’s Helpers program. He said 35 children in the city were assisted this year in having a better Christmas holiday.

  • Hillview makes it official -- no work on MLK holiday

     HILLVIEW — If you planned to attend the Jan. 21 meeting of the Hillview City Council, don’t.

    The council unanimously approved an ordinance to take away any confusion about meeting on a day that a federal holiday has been set.

    The Dr. Martin Luther King birthday observance is held annually on the third Monday of January.

    That is also the traditional meeting night of the Hillview City Council. 

  • Officials offer condolences to family

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Family and friends of the late Ray Hodge were present at Tuesday’s meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Just a week prior, Hodge died as it took over 20 minutes for a paramedic to arrive to care for the man who was in a medical crisis.

    Not only were the members present to call for change in the operation of Bullitt County EMS, they were looking for someone from county government to reach out and offer condolences upon their loved one’s passing.

  • City swings into action to help

      HILLVIEW — The renovated Maryville Elementary School is fantastic.

    Everyone was pleased with the results when the school board voted to basically gut the original building and rebuild.

    However, there is just one thing that remains from the prior school that is causing problems today.

    The playground area has equipment that is desperately in need of replacement.

    The Maryville Elementary PTO may have found its first partner in a long quest to update the playground and fence in the equipment for safety reasons.

  • Wet year can lead to drainage issues in MW residential lots

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Kentucky may have experienced one of its wettest years in history but residents say that isn’t the only cause of the flooding in their yards.

    Resident Judy Foster spoke to the Mount Washington City Council about the flooding in her yard, located on Georgia Avenue off Flatlick Road.

    Foster said she posted a video on social media of the flooding and was surprised at the response of her neighbors who experience similar issues.