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  • BBB Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Travel Headache

     The holidays are a time of cheer, but they can also be a time for battling traffic and bad weather on the road. Staying safe should be a top priority for all travelers, so Better Business Bureau recommends, before hitting the road, give your car the attention it needs and take these extra precautions when hitting the road:

  • BBB Tips: Five Steps to Create and Keep a Holiday Budget

     BBB is urging consumers to create a holiday budget this season! Mapping out your spending in November will help ease the strain of a financial holiday hangover in January. Creating a budget, and being disciplined enough to follow it, is one of the best ways to avoid overspending during the holidays. Here are the steps to creating a holiday budget:

    Step One: Consider your Income.

  • Stream continues to be steady flow of discussion for city

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The ditch issues in Hunters Hollow continue to flow downhill.

    Mayor Linda Parker reported to the city commission that a drainage ditch near Blue Lick International Airport was illegally dumping sewage into the stream that runs through the city limits.

    “Now we’ve got sewage coming in from both ends,” Parker said.

    According to Parker, the ditch in question emptied into the stream before, but was not supposed to and the situation was corrected.

  • Stream continues to be steady flow of discussion for city

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The ditch issues in Hunters Hollow continue to flow downhill.

    Mayor Linda Parker reported to the city commission that a drainage ditch near Blue Lick International Airport was illegally dumping sewage into the stream that runs through the city limits.

    "Now we've got sewage coming in from both ends," Parker said.

    According to Parker, the ditch in question emptied into the stream before, but was not supposed to and the situation was corrected.

  • Hillview looks for long-term pay answer for police

     HILLVIEW - It wouldn’t be the highest rates in the county.

    And it couldn’t rival such salaries paid in places such as Louisville Metro.

    But, at least for the officers of the Hillview Police Department, it would be a plan in which they could plan for their future.

    Hillview police chief Glenn Caple presented councilmembers with a proposed pay scale plan. 

    No action was taken.

    Hillview officer Bill Mahoney started his law enforcement career in 1994 with Hillview.

  • Store on Cedar Grove back for more talk on Thursday

     CEDAR GROVE - Concerns for a potential new store and its entrance at a dangerous stretch of road led to a tabled rezoning request.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission planned to meet with legal advisers and contractors representing Dollar General to determine a safe entrance to a new store.

    Dollar General hopes to open its newest Bullitt County location at 5050 Cedar Grove Road, near the intersection of Deatsville Road.

  • Fox Chase works to upgrade its website

     FOX CHASE - A technology upgrade has allowed the CIty of Fox Chase to revamp its official website.

    The city council met with Phillip Price, a Hunters Hollow city commissioner and one of the website developers.

    Price informed the council that both cities' website locations, as well as the city of Pioneer Village site, were hacked into.

    The three sites were developed together, having similar features and templates. Price said he talked to the website hosts about re-creating each site.

  • Sewer rate discussion could favor city's customers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's happened in other Bullitt County cities this year, but Shepherdsville may have raised the most stink in regards to sewer rates.

    The Shepherdsville City Council discussed sewer rates, bills, collection issues and future plans during a city business meeting. However, no official action was taken.

    Council member Faith Portman requested that the issue be brought up again for discussion during the next business meeting. Portman proposed a decreased rate of 7 percent.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s November 2013 Hot Topics!

  • Oleen’s gives owner clean start in newest business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Ellen Keller lost her job at Jefferson Mall, she thought it was the end of her career. Her previous employer gave her severance pay, which allowed her start her own business.

    Last April, she opened up a consignment shop on 858 Hwy 44 West in Shepherdsville. 

    Keller said she named the place after her mother.

    “I wanted to share the memory of my mother,” she said. “She passed away when I was 20. I wanted to do something to honor her.”