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Business

  • Computer operation moves from home to storefront location

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County native hopes to keep his community integrated into 21st Century technologies.

    Ferguson Computers, in business since 2007, has opened its first store location at 2896 Highway 44 East, next to The Wave.

    Co-owners Robbie and Christina Ferguson live in Shepherdsville with their son, Noah. Robbie Ferguson is a North Bullitt graduate.

    "I got into computers in the 90s at North Bullitt," he said. "It kind of sparked an interest in me."

  • Flood map could add over 2,000 properties

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While many property owners in Bullitt County will not like the results, engineers with a Louisville firm doesn’t believe it would be cost effective - or successful - in trying to appeal the decision.

    As a result, many more property owners in the county would be included in the floodplain areas when the FEMA maps become effective sometime in the next year.

    Neal Crawford, an engineer with QK4, presented the firm’s report on the proposed changes to the floodplain maps.

  • Motorists beware of new stop sign on Hillview Boulevard

     HILLVIEW - If you travel Hillview Boulevard, you better be on your toes.

    Or, better yet, on your brake pedal.

    Trina Walden has mentioned her concerns about speeding motorists on Hillview Boulevard over the past year.

    Her discussion led to a decision to add a stop sign on Hillview Boulevard at Brookwood.

    This would create the third all-way stop along the long stretch of road, which has a 25 mile-per-hour limit.

    Police chief Glenn Caple said officers have run radar on the road a number of times.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of iPhone 6 scams

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers who are looking to buy the new iPhone 6 to beware of online scammers.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

     The Better Business Bureau is once again joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thousands of other organizations across the country to promote National Preparedness Month. The annual event educates the public on the importance of emergency preparedness, encouraging citizens, businesses, and government agencies to prepare, and stay informed for emergencies.

  • School board to seek input on tax proposals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis knows that the funds generated by increasing property tax rates could be wisely utilized for student learning.

    But, he also knows that the efficient spending of the district could allow for the school board to vote for the compensating tax rate, which would be the same rate as this year.

    The public will have its opportunity to voice its opinion on the school tax rates. The public hearing will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the central office.

  • Shepherdsville looks to be proactive in sewer updates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Rob Campbell said Shepherdsville could be "proactive" in updating its city sewer system.

    The representative from QK4 discussed two potential sewer system upgrade plans with the Shepherdsville CIty Council.

    The two projects included sewer improvements along Highway 44 West and the elimination of a pump station along W. Blue Lick Rd.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s September 2014 Hot Topics!

     

    1.    If you receive a call from a “Sergeant Carlson” who says he is with the Jefferson County Motor Division, hang up! The “Sergeant,” who is calling local residents, claims a traffic camera on a local highway caught them speeding. The “speeder” is asked to pay the ticket with a prepaid money card. This is a SCAM!

  • Any Lab Test brings unique business to town

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone in Bullitt County can have any lab test done in Bullitt County now.

    A new Any Lab Test Now facility is open for business in Shepherdsville at the Shepherds Crossings Shopping Center on Adam Shepherd Parkway.

    “We’re excited to serve the SHepherdsville area,” said owner Woodie Hippler. “We’re proud to give this part of the community an alternative choice in lab testing.”

  • County’s last bowling alley will become newest gymnastics school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - An old pastime is making way for a new one.

     

    A Lasting Staple

    At the end of June, Bullitt East Bowling Center in Mount Washington closed its doors after more than 30 years of business, said owner Bill Whelan.

    He said health reasons and the “down swing” of bowling lead to the decision.

    “Open bowling has really dropped off. It’s due to a lot of things—gas, economy, more outside sports for kids to play,” said the Cox’s Creek resident.