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  • It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month

     It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This year’s theme for NCSAM is “Our Shared Responsibility,” which puts emphasis on the role everyone has to play in making the Internet a safer place to work and play.

  • Planners approve bid for cellular tower in Cedar Grove area

     CEDAR GROVE - A new cellular tower could be built in a portion of Bullitt County that has been suffering from poor service.

    With AT&T Mobility officials proving its case, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave its approval to erect a cellular tower off Cedar Grove Road.

    Attorney Tom Brightenstein, who represented the applicant, said that the mono-pole tower would help serve areas such along Cedar Grove Road from Shepherdsville to Mount Washington and south to the Nelson County line, including the Bernheim area.

  • LIVE UNITED: Fund-raising reaches record mark

     CLERMONT - Jim Beam Brands has been very successful in its line of business.

    And Jim Morehead said it is an obligation to give back to the community.

    For the first time, Jim Beam Brands decided it was time to be a partner in the Metro United Way program.

    And thanks to the employee contribution program at Jim Beam, as well as many other businesses, the past year was a banner one for the service agency.

    As a result, over $108,000 in projects will be funded for Bullitt County agencies.

  • Information seems to settle rift between jail, fiscal court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates were seeking information on how the commissary operated at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    On Tuesday, they got some of their questions answered.

    Appearing with Fonda Tinnell, who oversees the canteen, Bullitt County Jailer Martha Knox attempted to answer some of the questions that fiscal court members posed over the past couple of months.

    But, even after the conversation, they would not promise that there wouldn’t be more questions in the future.

  • BBB tips on breast cancer awareness

     October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many Americans embrace this cause by purchasing pink-ribbon products and services to support a cure for breast cancer. Your Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid being scammed.

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Get Tricked Buying Halloween Treats!

     

    Looking to buy or rent a costume for Halloween? You are not alone! According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending is expected to reach $6.9 billion this year.

  • Lowe’s grant helps Overdale upgrade its playground

     HILLVIEW - Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5 000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Overdale Elementary School in Hillview for renovation of their school playground.

    Overdale Elementary is one of more than 580 schools cross the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

    Old wooden mulch was removed, and colorful new rubber mulch was installed in the playground. The project was completed in July 2013.

  • Hebron Estates looks to alleviate school traffic woes

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School drivers will leave school and head home along E. Hebron Lane to Preston Highway, courtesy of the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    PVPD chief D.J. Reynolds discussed traffic issues with the Hebron Estates City Commission at its September business meeting (PVPD is under contract with the city to patrol city streets).

    Reynolds said North Bullitt students were leaving school via E. Hebron, heading eastbound and cutting through the back end of the city, accessing the intersection of Preston and Burkland Blvd.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2013

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

    1.    Beware of Rental Scams. Renters who are looking for a house to lease are getting scammed by someone who poses as an “owner.” The place is in a great place, for a great price. The ad looks legitimate and is often copied from a real ad. The “owner” is out of town and wants a security deposit, wired. The renter is out the money, and has no place to live.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Affordable Care Act Scams

     Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  The open enrollment period begins today, October 1, and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

    BBB warns, beware of fake websites, fancy mailers, robo-calls, and scam artists calling you, asking for personal information.

    BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky prescribes the following: