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  • BBB Tips on Returns and Exchanges

     Each year, BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:

    Returns are a store policy – not a law. Find out about a store’s return policies before making a purchase. Some stores require products be returned within a specific period of time.

  • Education group moves quickly to start building

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like cramming for a final exam, members of the Bullitt County Education Development Corp. are quickly moving forward with plans to construct a college facility.

    In its first meeting, the corporation set in place a number of committees with a goal to have things in place for receiving state approval on the $24-$28 million facility by mid-April.

  • BBB: Target Credit Card Attack – CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS!

     BBB is warning, if you shopped at Target lately, CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS. The store announced it has been hit by a major credit-card attack involving up to 40 million consumer accounts. The credit card breach took place between November 27 and December 15, 2013. It involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards used at nearly all of Target's stores around the country.

    BBB offers these tips:

  • PV dog owners may have new ‘duties’

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Work done to improve the city boundaries has reaped some initial benefits for Pioneer Village.

    But there are hopes that even more insurance tax revenues might be coming the city’s way in the next quarter.

    Having redone its surveyed city boundaries, Pioneer Village city clerk Recka Daniels said that an increase of about $8,000 was realized in the insurance tax premiums.

  • Fiscal Court supports efforts to build community college

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the time Bullitt Fiscal Court met on Dec. 3, the paperwork was in place that would get an organization - formed to have a community college facility built - in operation.

    The paperwork needed to begin the Bullitt County Education Development Corporation was ready and Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved of its creation.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and organizer of the efforts to build a college facility, said a single resolution would need approval.

  • Sprinkles finds delicious spot for business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON- The community recently got a sweet addition to its business district. Sweet Sprinkles Bakery opened up shop at 435 North Bardstown Road Suite 2.

    The owner, Malinda Polly, said she has always loved to bake, but spent about 17 years in the medical field before she pursued it as a career.

    “This what I really want to do, this makes me happy,” she said.

  • LJ, LWC seal deal

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A city in Bullitt County took a big step toward what officials hope will bring more growth to their town.

    Mayor Butch Sweat signed an agreement with the Louisville Water Co. to become the primary provider of water to the city of Lebanon Junction.

    Sweat said he’s been working on this effort for about six years now and he’s glad to see it finally come together.

    “It’s a happy day for me,” he said.

    Lebanon Junction began purchasing a part of its supply from Louisville Water in 2000.

  • Agencies looking for changes before adoption of land-use plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two agencies with a keen interest in the passage of a new county comprehensive land-use map will be sure to make their views known prior to the final adoption.

    Kriss Lowry & Associates has been contracted to update the county’s comprehensive land-use plan.

    On Thursday, Dec. 12, Lowry is expected to bring a final draft version to the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission at its 7 p.m. meeting.

    There must still be a public hearing held on the plan before anything can be adopted.

  • Consultant says mapping plan deals with future use of land

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final component to be released to the public brought the most discussion by the public on the proposed comprehensive land-use plan.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry displayed the draft land-use maps for Mount Washington and Shepherdsville. And the capacity crowd had plenty of comments.

    Lowry said that she was not employed to make a zoning map for the county. She said there are responsibilities of the county and the various cities to keep their own zoning maps.

  • Purchasing a Gift Card? Read This First!

     Gift cards make excellent presents, especially during the holidays when you’re unsure of what to buy for a family member or friend.  But, BBB warns, like everything else, gift cards may have strings attached. It’s important to read the fine print before buying and giving.

     

    New rules for gift cards went into effect in 2010. Some rules include: