• Brooks business gets OK to expand its facilities

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A business looking to expand its current facility got the approval of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.

    J&A Hutchins, which operates Aggregate Processing on Highway 1020, received a variance to allow for the construction of a 8,750 square foot building.

    Attorney Eric Farris said the addition would not be detrimental to the area, which is largely industrial in use.

    There will be an office and manufacturing on the 8.5-acre tract.

    There was no opposition to the variance for a side-yard setback.

  • Hillview may increase pay range; few would be impacted

     HILLVIEW — For the first time in 11 years, the Hillview City Council will look at changing its pay scale for employees.

    However, in reality, it will not mean much to a vast majority of current employees.

    The council held its first reading and offered a couple of changes to be made by city attorney Tammy Baker prior to a final vote at the Aug. 20 meeting.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said while the ordinance will increase the upper limit on salaries, there are only a couple of current workers who are close to the current range.

  • Quarry again part of Fox Chase discussion

     FOX CHASE - It has been a rock solid issue for decades in the city of Fox Chase.

    This summer has included many headaches for city officials and some residents as trespassers continue to park vehicles on city streets and cut through yards to gain access to the neighboring quarry.

    The city council has discussed the issue over the past few meetings, with mayor Owen Taylor ready to nip the situation in the bud.

  • Sheriff doesn’t agree with auditor’s report for 6-week span

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Just because the state auditor has a comment to make about your financial records, you don’t have to quietly accept it.

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released an opinion on the taxes charged, credited and paid for a short period of time — March 1, 2017 to April 17, 2017.

    This was just after Donnie Tinnell was appointed sheriff after the retirement of David Greenwell.

    The comment included in the audit report was quite common to local government agencies — the lack of adequate segregation of duties.

  • Filing deadline Tuesday for fall races

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Add two and take out one. 

    That leaves five individuals seeking the office of mayor in the city of Shepherdsville.

    But there is still a couple of days to file for office.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the county clerk’s office. And you must have all your paperwork in line because once the clock strikes 4 p.m., that is it.

    In Shepherdsville, current officeholder Curtis Hockenbury filed his paperwork on Friday. He was appointed last November when Scott Ellis correctly resigned from office.

  • KORT opens new facility in Hester Bldg.

     HILLVIEW - The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kort Physical Therapy to its newest location within the Hester’s Family Fitness facility in Hillview.

    Clinic director Roger Davis said Kort liked to offer as many locations as possible for client convenience.

    Davis added that working with the Hester Family has been a pleasure, plus the new location in conveniently located off of Interstate 65 and across the street from KentuckyOne Jewish Medical Center South.

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  • Cancer event helps research

     HILLVIEW - The numbers were a little less than Richard Luce may have wanted.

    However, the fourth annual Cruzin’ for Cancer did produce $2,400 for the J. Graham Brown Cancer Research Center in Louisville.

    Luce said the fund-raiser included the car show, food, booth sales and a model train display.

    He felt that it was amazing to get more awareness of cancer to the community and the money raised will help with research.

    Plans are for the event to return next June at the Hillview Community Center.

  • LJ printer helps to increase occupational tax revenue

    LEBANON JUNCTION— The major shift of Publishers Printing from Shepherdsville to Lebanon Junction is starting to show.

    Due to the transition last year, the city of Lebanon Junction’s budget for the 2017-2018 budget only showed a $5,000 increase to the occupational tax revenue.

    This year however, the budget reflects a $25,000 increase, taking the expected occupational tax revenue from $325,000 to $350,000.

  • Shepherdsville mayor hopefuls double in week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The number of candidates running for the seat of mayor in the city of Shepherdsville doubled over the past week.

    Four candidates have filed for the mayor’s position in Shepherdsville with more possible before the filing deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    The newest on the list includes Mike Hibbard and Thomas Chamberlain. 

    Hibbard is in his first term as a member of the Shepherdsville City Council and Chamberlain is a local businessman.