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  • Analysis of county financial numbers show items close to exceeding budget through Jan.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As The Pioneer News has documented in past stories, members of fiscal court receive a monthly series of financial reports.

    One such document is the appropriation condition report.

    That lists each line item in the budget and provides the amount budgeted, any transfers, what has been spent, the balance and the percentage of the budgeted amount that has been used.

    Through seven months, salary levels for full-time employees sets around 57.69 percent. 

  • CHECK CLASHING...Officials butt heads again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each quarter, the county treasurer is required to upload various financial documents and send them to the state Department of Local Government.

    Part of that process is a signature from the county judge/executive.

    However, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts did not sign the past quarterly report.

    Roberts told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she would not sign a document when the treasurer had signed and sent checks that she knew were improper.

  • BBB Warning: Website Scam Targets Military

     BBB Military Line is sharing information from the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CIC) warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.

  • Call ahead ‘seating’ now available at local Immediate Care Centers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new program implemented by Norton Immediate Care Center will help keep patients more patient prior to their visit.

    NICC locations now feature a Call-Ahead option for, allowing visitors to avoid long waits when seeking medical assistance.

    Bill Ritchie, NICC system vice-president of outpatient services, said the idea was originally implemented to assist employees but was expanded for customers.

  • Credit card payments may be possible for medical services

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should those receiving services from the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services have the ability to pay using their credit card?

    That is a possibility in the future.

    In a meeting of the Bullitt County Emergency Services committee, director Mike Phillips pointed to other nearby counties which allow the use of credit cards.

    In talking with Nelson and Hardin officials, there was an increase in payments of between 8-13 percent.

  • BBB Names Top Ten Scams of 2013

     Every year, BBB receives thousands of calls and emails from consumers who have been scammed. Some scams are widespread, getting a lot of people for small amounts. Others are more narrowly focused, but take people for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Here are BBB’s Top Scams of 2013:

  • ‘Forensic’ audit thing of the past for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Remember last summer when a concern was raised by magistrates that there might be some serious issues with the county’s handling of money?

    Well, that concern is no longer an issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to rescind a motion that called for a “forensic” audit of the county’s financial records.

    The court voted last year to conduct the audit but no official action was ever reported.

    Mike Higgins appeared before the court on two occasions asking what had happened and why.

  • Crady selected new fire chief in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - After some fiery times, the Lebanon Junction City Council and its fire department will try to bury any hatchets and begin a new future.

    The council voted 5-1 recently to accept the firefighters’ nomination of Todd Crady as its new chief.

    Crady will replace Mark Shumaker Jr., who was terminated recently by mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Online Dating Scams this Valentine’s Day

     Are you looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Millions use online dating sites to meet people. Unfortunately, scam artists know this, and take advantage of those who are looking to start relationships.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Valentine’s Scams

      Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Scam artists take advantage of every major event or holiday to launch scams, and Valentine’s Day is no exception! BBB warns, look out for these scams:

    Social Media Scams

    Beware of any “free” love giveaways, like flowers, perfumes, or vacations. These “free” giveaways take you to a third-party site, where your personal information can be compromised.

    Phishing