• Former golf course to become site of upscale housing units

     HILLVIEW -- Those who used to play the Maplehurst Golf Course know that the facility has been closed for a couple of years.

    The course will now be refurbished as a residential community if the city of Hillview approves the zoning request of Robert and Kay Tyler.

    The owners are seeking to rezone 95.9 acres to R-1 Residential and a 2.61-acre portion to B-2 Central Business.

    The property is located off Bells Mill Road.

  • Lebanon Junction to start Tuesday meetings earlier

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Earlier meetings could be in the works for Lebanon Junction.

    Councilmember Tim Sanders proposed the times of the automatically moved holiday meetings be changed to 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. Currently, the regular scheduled city council meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at city hall, unless there is a holiday in which case the meeting gets moved to 7 p.m. on the following Tuesday.

    Due to other commitments, Sanders suggested the ordinance read those Tuesday meetings occur a little earlier.

  • County mid-term financials on par

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — While the big white elephant in the room remains the impact on pension costs, Bullitt County’s mid-year financial report shows that the budget numbers were pretty close.

    Chief finance officer Keith Griffee recently outlined the budget picture for the end of the first six months of the fiscal year. And, things weren’t too bad.

    In terms of revenue, the current fiscal year had receipts of over $16.9 million through the end of December.

    That compares to the $16.1 million generated at the same time a year ago.

  • State to supply funds to resurface 21 roads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The county motorists will see improvements over the course of the next year to a number of roads through a state funding program.

    The projects will be funded through the state Rural Secondary Road program.

    Road foreman Hyte Rouse said 21 projects are slated for resurfacing. The state will pay up to $398,937 for the improvements. The county would be responsible for any cost overruns.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members approved the list of roads to be resurfaced either by the county crew or contracted companies.

  • BBB warns of storm chasers

     LOUISVILLE – The recent damage done by floods in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

    As a follow up, your local Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent flooding to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

  • Sholar wants to use experience in sheriff’s office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — While Walter Sholar may have dreamed of being county attorney while in high school, his first love may have been law enforcement.

    At the age of 21, Sholar applied  for a position with the old Louisville Police Department.

    However, a hiring freeze was in place, so Sholar went on to become a lawyer.

    He became Bullitt County attorney but the love of law enforcement never left him.

    Now, Sholar is seeking the Republican nomination to be the next Bullitt County sheriff.

  • Logsdon wants to improve communication to people

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — As he campaigns, Shaun Logsdon finds a disturbing thing — most people don’t understand the role of a magistrate.

    He views that as both a lack of interest from the public but, more importantly, the inability of elected officials to communicate with their constituents.

    Running for the Republican nomination this spring for magistrate of the Second District, Logsdon said he believes a major problem in the county is the lack of communication.

  • Mt. Washington financial reserves back in great shape once again

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Just like the ponds in the rain, Mount Washington’s reserves are full again.

    Two years ago, the city set up a Bond Anticipation Notice (BAN) with First Citizens Bank of Mount Washington to assist with numerous projects throughout the city.

    Now that the community park, the largest of those projects, is three-fourths of the way finished, the time was right to cash in the bonds and refill the emptying reserves.

  • Clerk denies any vote fraud in election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Linda Belcher came away with the victory and Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney came away with a project to fix some coding issues for voters in a Mount Washington subdivision.

    Belcher collected 3,386 votes compared to 1,561 for Rebecca Johnson to win the right to fill out the term of the late Dan Johnson in the 49th District House of Representatives.

    The three-term Democrat collected 68.4 percent of the vote. 

  • Belcher reclaims seat by large margin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- There was a collective sign of relief as the polls closed on Tuesday evening.

    Linda Belcher will return to Frankfort sometime this week as the 49th District House of Representative.

    She won a special election on Tuesday by recording 3,386 votes, or 68.45 percent. Republican nominee Rebecca Johnson had 1,561 votes.

    The special election was held to fill the remaining 10 months of Dan Johnson’s term. Johnson, spouse of the Republican nominee, died in December.