• City gets grant for park plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With over 110 acres in its possession, the city of Shepherdsville officials have made strides over the years to develop a park.

    In fact, the First Street Park and the Frank E. Simon Park were developed at different times but are linked by a common road.

    With the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Shepherdsville officials will have the resources available to develop a master plan for the entire property.

  • MW, developer work to bring $10 million senior facility to E. Sanders Lane

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A $10 million senior care facility is looking to locate in eastern Bullitt County.

    And developers are getting a little assistance from the Mount Washington City Council.

    DMK Development is moving forward with plans to open a 99-bed senior care facility at the corner of East Sanders Lane and Highway 44 East.

    The company has gotten needed variances from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments and a site plan approval from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

  • LJ adding to footprint of Wall St. Park

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Wall Street Park just got a little bigger and the city of Lebanon Junction just got a little more beautiful.

    Though Mayor Larry Dangerfield lived in the house located at 214 Church Street in the ‘70s, it hasn’t been lived in for several years.

    “It’s an eyesore,” he said. “Not to the fault of the owner but it is a big undertaking.”

  • Pioneer Village looks to deal with nuisances

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Even smaller cities can deal with growing pains similar to larger cities.

    The Pioneer Village City Council heard a first reading for a potential new code enforcement ordinance, establishing a board and an enforcement officer to help oversee business activities.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a general ordinance copy for the first reading, advising all council members to study and be prepared to make any changes they deem necessary to the next meeting, prior to the second reading of the ordinance.

  • Forums set for political contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Looking for a little information on who to vote for in the November general election?

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will once again team up to host four political forums.

    The forums will be similar to past events with doors opening at 6 p.m. for candidates to mingle with the public.

    Questions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    The events will be presented on Facebook live by both the Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

  • Townhome project gets no support from P&Z

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Scott Hall’s company would like to build rental townhomes next to an existing apartment complex his firm operates.

    However, in order to make that happen, the Shepherdsville City Council will have to reverse a recommendation given by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The commission voted 6-3 to send an unfavorable recommendation to the city council on the request by A&H Lakeview Land LLC to rezone 7.7 acres from R-1 Residential to R-3 Residential.

  • Skillet put on back burner awaiting funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Fiscal Court will not consider voting on its tax rates until a special meeting is held on Monday, Sept. 24.

    But that didn’t mean that taxes couldn’t be part of the discussions on Tuesday.

    A public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by a meeting to adopt the rate.

    The county is proposing to keep the same real property tax rate of 9.6 cents per $100 of assessed property. If you own a $100,000 home, the county’s portion of your tax bill will be $96.

  • EDA looking for contribution from MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A growing county needs support from all corners and the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority is working to make preparations that they said should have happened 30 years ago.

    BCEDA Chairman Jessica Sullivan spoke to the Mount Washington City Council about reinstating prior commitments and adding extra funding to help with a retail project study.

    According to Sullivan, the expected population of Bullitt County by 2023 to be well over 100,000 residents.

  • Opportunity might be knocking in two areas of county for new tax investors

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are looking to open up a liquor store, tanning salon, golf course or race track, the tax advantages in an area designated as an Opportunity Zone would not be available.

    However, in Bullitt County, there are two tracts in the Brooks/Hillview/Shepherdsville community which could provide some tax advantages for some developers.

    In a financial nutshell, partnerships or corporations can bring development to certain areas and receive tax breaks on their capital gains.

  • Hunters Hollow talks about parking ordinance

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Residents who park along Hunters Hollow streets should be wary of potential new regulations.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission heard the first reading of a proposed parking ordinance at their August business meeting.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a generalized ordinance, suggesting that the mayor and commissioners make any changes or additions they deem fit.

    The ordinance included no parking at any intersection or crosswalk, along with no blocking driveways or mail boxes.