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  • BBB Tips: Purchasing PGA Tickets

      As the PGA Championship approaches, many consumers will be starting to look for last minute tickets. BBB warns consumers of scammers taking advantage of anyone looking for a great last minute deal.

  • Enjoy a gentle ride down Salt River on a tube

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a nice way to spend a summer afternoon.

    While the sun may be blazing, a nice trip down the tree-shaded river in a tube might provide that perfect way to relax.

    For years, people have looked at the Salt River and discussed ways to make it more of a recreational attraction.

    There are those who will do a little fishing and others will jump in a kayak or a canoe.

    Now, there is another way to utilize the resources of the Salt River.

  • County wants funds back from city

     HILLVIEW - Bullitt County officials believe that they have sent too many payments to the city of Hillview to cover a long-standing interlocal agreement.
    The two bodies reached an agreement when Bullitt County imposed its insurance premium tax. Instead of taking a portion or all of the money collected from policyholders inside the municipal boundaries, Hillview would receive a check.
    Now, with the city of Hillview starting to take a portion of the tax, the question is how much was paid by the county which should be recovered.

  • Sunday sales request to be altered before vote taken

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past couple of years, owners of Little Rick’s bar and grill in Lebanon Junction have been lobbying for help.

  • BBB Hot Topics: July 2014

    Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s July 2014 Hot Topics!
     
    1.    BBB is receiving calls from local consumers saying they are getting calls from themselves! Scammers are using Spoofing Technology to impersonate businesses, police departments, and your own number! The technology is used to get victims to pick up the phone when they normally wouldn’t answer an unfamiliar number. Victims report the scammers are trying to get their personal information.

  • Wight-Meyer Winery makes history in Commissioner’s Cup competition

     LEXINGTON, Ky. — Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery of Shepherdsville became the first Kentucky winery to win the Commissioner’s Cup for the top Kentucky wine in more than one category at the 2014 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition & Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday in Lexington.

  • MW begins new trash collection schedule

     MOUNT WASHIGTON - Local officials hope a new adjustment to their trash pickup will help alleviate traffic problems on Highway 44.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun told the Mount Washington City Council recently that one bide had been received.

    Rumpke, the current city hauler, submitted the lone bid.

    However, the rates have gone up.

    Laurie Probus, a representative from Rumpke, told the council the franchise fee has increased the cost.

    Residents can expect to see an $2.70 increase on their monthly trash/recycling bill starting July 1.

  • Amazon adds 500 full-time jobs to Shepherdsville operations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The jobs creation train continues on a steady track in the city of Shepherdsville.

    On Monday, officials with Amazon announced that 500 new full-time positions would be created at its Shepherdsville fulfillment facilities off Cedar Grove Road.

    The hirings are due to a need to meet growing customer demand.

    The jobs will offer competitive wages, as well as a sound benefits package.

  • Mayor gets to break tie vote on new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the skin of its teeth, the Shepherdsville city budget passed.

    A split vote by the city council was broken by Mayor Scott Ellis’ approval vote, putting the budget ordinance into place for the 2014-15 fiscal year beginning July 1.

    The council hosted special budget workshop meetings in April with leaders of various city agencies to determine individual budgets. By the night of the second reading and vote, however, not all council members were pleased.

  • Budget showdown set for Wednesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budgetary clock is counting down for Bullitt County officials.

    With a deadline of Monday, June 30, looming for passage of a budget, county officials will gather on Wednesday.

    On the table is a $22.7 million budget.

    Magistrates, who have traditionally provided changes in advance of the final reading, offered nothing concrete at the June 17 regular meeting.

    Magistrate Bob Hunt, who said he would have his changes in by the June 11 deadline, said he had none.