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Business

  • Local winner in state contest

     Terri Hammond decided to open up a new checking account at Forcht Bank, located in the Hillview Kroger.

    Little did she know that at the end of a 12-market promotion by Forcht Bank branches throughout the state that she would be a winner. A big winner. Jason Stuecker presented Hammond with $2,600 in gift cards.

    The promotion provided gasoline for a year for one lucky winner. That winner happened to be Hammond, a customer of the local bank.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Summer Vacation Scams

     Headed on a summer vacation? Whether to the beach, on a cruise, or something closer to home, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) encourages travelers to use caution when making plans, booking hotels, and navigating unfamiliar destinations. Taking the right precautions ahead of time could save you time and money!

    BBB warns there are many potential scams during the vacation planning process and the trip itself.

    Planning:

  • Grand Opening

     Sayeed Rahim recently opened the doors officially to his 2-R Insurance Group - Allstate Insurance operation.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony recently at the business located on 3394 Burkland Boulevard, just east of Preston Highway.

    2-R Insurance offers all types of insurance, including life, property and health.

    For more information or to contact the business, call 955-1240 or email the owner at sayeed.rahim@allstate.com.

  • Frustrations lead to resignation of mayor in city of Fox Chase

     FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council have heard two resignation letters in three months, one from its city clerk and the latest belonging to its mayor.

    Bill Broughton will officially step down from the position effective June 16, per his resignation presented to the council during its June meeting.

    A former council member, Broughton served the city since 2001, elected mayor in 2010. In his letter, he said he enjoyed his role as a public servant until two years ago.

  • Underwood lives dream at Game Day Graphics

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Work isn’t work when you love what you do, says GameDay Graphics owner Lisa Underwood.

    “I’m 45 years old and living my dream,” she said.

    The Mount Washington resident recently opened her first storefront at 153 North Bardstown Road in May. Before opening her store, she was actually working to build the business the past four years.

    Underwood said she started out making cheerbows for her daughter’s team and slowly expanded to making T-shirts once she saw a desire for it.

  • Group to help women help women

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beauty, babies and business. 

    A new program is coming to Mount Washington shortly, one that focuses on women in business.

    On Wednesday, June 18, Kristen Hammack will be hosting the first Women Supporting Women event at Allure Aesthetic Associates,113 Snapp St., from 1 to 3 p.m.

    She said the business will be talking about permanent makeup and some of the other services they offer. Afterward, a representative from a MFS will speak to the guests about investing and being “business savvy.”

  • Roads will be resurfaced this year; Hwy. 44 on blacktop list

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Five major resurfacing projects will be part of the Rural Secondary program proposed by the state transportation cabinet.

    Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for District 5, made his annual presentation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The state will have $1.1 million available to take care of the rural secondary roads in the county. The list of projects could be amended at a later date if additional funds are secured.

    The projects planned in the 2014-15 fiscal year include:

  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s June 2014 Hot Topics!

     

    1. Local consumers are receiving Fake Calls from Jail. In a fake recording, the victim hears a loved one’s voice, then the call goes to a person that “accepts money for inmate’s accounts.” A scammer instructs the victim to wire money to get their loved one out of jail.

  • Hardin jailer says he will get his money

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will not pay for the home incarceration fees charged for a felony offender.

    Citing a lack of authorization to incur the cost, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to not pay a bill of $1,253 for the electronic monitoring of Misty Thompson.

    However, Hardin County jailer Danny Allen said he will get his money.

    Thompson was assigned HIP by Bullitt Circuit Court. 

  • Dirt moving as Wal-Mart will become reality in county seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since permits were obtained last summer, mayor Scott Ellis was looking forward to the day when he could show everyone that Wal-Mart was indeed coming to his city.

    On Monday, equipment started on site preparation for the 189,000 square foot facility, which should open in March 2015.

    The super center is expected to employ 300 full- and part-time employees.

    Ellis will be able to watch construction from his office as the store is located across the street on Conestoga Parkway.