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  • Phishing is the Newest Olympic Event

     The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics has begun in Sochi, Russia, officially kicking off the games. Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that while athletes compete for medals, scammers compete for personal information and credit card numbers.

    BBB offers tips for supporting and enjoying the games safely from home:

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2014

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

    1.    Don’t fall for the One Ring Scam! Here is how the scam works: Your cell phone rings once, then hangs up. To see who it was, you check the caller ID. It shows unknown or a long-distance area code you are not familiar with. Curious, you call back. Later, you find a fee on your cell phone bill, often $19.95 for a “premium service.”

  • Proposed development still concerns Settlers Gap residents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents in the Settlers Gap neighborhood remain dissatisfied with the use of a neighboring property.

    With their hands tied legally, the Shepherdsville City Council offered moral support, encouraging concerned residents to challenge the rezoning in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Last summer a number of the residents addressed the council regarding the potential rezoning of a property owned by George Miller located along High School Drive near Bullitt Central.

  • City turns to cinders and brine as salt supplies dry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it snows, it pours, and the “it” pouring in Shepherdsville may now be cinders.

    A large number of severe weather situations this season resulted in a lack of salt supplied by the city.

    As a result, some citizens were concerned about street plowing protocol.

    Council member Bernard “Bernie” Brown inquired at a recent city business meeting as to the city’s street plowing criteria.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Scammers using Kosair Charities Name

     BBB is warning local residents to beware of scammers who are using Kosair Charities’ good name! 

    A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the Firefighter’s Union, who said he was selling decals and seals for the Kosair Charities burn unit.

    There are several things wrong with this phone call:

    ·        First, local firefighters raise money for the Crusade for Children, not for specific entities.

  • Familiar road projects for Bullitt County will be considered by General Assembly

     FRANKFORT - When Gov. Steve Beshear released his six-year road plan proposal to the General Assembly, there weren’t a whole lot of surprises for Bullitt County projects.

    The plan must be approved by the General Assembly and only acts as a guide for projects as many have been on the drawing board for much longer than six years.

    One continuing project in Bullitt County is the widening of Highway 61.

    The next phase to be constructed during the current year would be from John Harper Highway south to Brooks Run Creek near Bells Mill Road.

  • BBB Tips on Finding a Tax Preparer

     Many of you will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cause the taxpayer a lot of headaches, fines, and fees.

  • Policy handbook sparks heated discussion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Information pertaining to an employee handbook, along with firefighter vacation time, led to confusion and heated discussion by the Shepherdsville city council.

    And the arguments began three minutes into the first meeting of the election year.

    Following opening remarks, mayor Scott Ellis mentioned concerns of a rumor regarding a new city employee handbook that he wanted to address.

    “There is not a new handbook that’s been handed to employees,” he said.

  • Fiscal court votes to ban smoking in all county owned, leased facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While it may not have been all they wanted, those in favor of a county-wide smoking ban got a piece of that wish on Wednesday night.

    In a very calm meeting, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to six speakers and decided that it would adopt an ordinance banning smoking in all county-owned or -leased facilities.

    It would also ban any other tobacco product.

    The court voted 4-1 in favor of the ordinance.

  • Beam to be sold to Japanese company

     CLERMONT - The operator of Bullitt County’s oldest manufacturing facility may soon have a new owner.

    On Monday, it was announced that Suntory Holdings Limited and Beam Inc. had reached a agreement in which the Japanese-based company will acquire the international spirits company for $16 billion.

    The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2014.

    The Jim Beam distillery in Clermont began operation in 1933 at the close of Prohibition by the James B. Beam family.