• 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. 

  • Mt. Washington challenged with new issue over outdoor noise

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After previously refusing to change the noise ordinance for a business that would later close its doors, the Mount Washington City Council is torn on how to approach the most recent request.

    Code enforcement officer Mike Huffman spoke to the council about the current ordinance, stating the changes proposed wouldn’t have much effect on how the ordinance is enforced.

    Currently, the ordinance states any noise that annoys a neighbor is considered a nuisance and could lead to the suspension of the businessí license.

  • Residents oppose plan already OK’d for Hillview apartments

     FOX CHASE - More than a month after approval of an apartment complex in the city of Hillview, a group of nearby residents, including Fox Chase citizens, have collected to appeal the approval.

    Jennifer Picheo, a Hebron Woods resident and city clerk for Hebron Estates, addressed the Fox Chase council during its May business meeting about an apartment complex project, located off W. Hebron Lane near John Harper Highway, in Hillview.

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