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  • 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.

  • Comments on land-use plan being sought until Jan. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county has been working on revising its comprehensive land-use plan for the better part of the past decade.

    So, with questions and concerns being raised, there’s no sense getting into a hurry.

    That was the consensus of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Although several individuals were in the audience, Bullitt County planning chairman Daryl Lee said the December meeting would not be opened up for public comment.

  • Budget to be key issue for General Assembly

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When legislators braved the cold to venture to Frankfort for the start of the 2014 General Assembly, there were plenty of burning questions that will await the representatives and senators.

    But none will be more burning than the main goal of the legislators - to approve a balanced biennium budget.

    State Rep. Russell Webber, who was elected as the legislator for District 49 but will be part of District 26 under the new redistricting plan, said he knows the budget will be the biggest challenge.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2014

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

  • MW addresses employee benefits

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The year was  almost over but the Mount Washington city council is still checking their lists twice to make sure all of their city employees are taken care of in 2014.

    The council called a special meeting recently to discuss employee healthcare benefits for next year.

    The council elected to adopt a single core plan for healthcare next year recommended by insurance representative Deborah Woodward via conference call.

  • Lebanon Junction hopes rezoning will bring more business to town

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Local officials hope  hope Santa sends them some more business this Christmas.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council held a special meeting Wednesday for second reading of an ordinance to rezone 1.24 acres at 11980 South Preston Highway.

    The property was part of the old Knobview Golf Course, which went out of business.

    The rezoning would change the property from Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The change was recommended by the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Hebron Estates signs on to work with Pioneer Village

     HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates has partnered with nearby Pioneer Village in recent years, most notable on an agreement for law enforcement patrol.

    The city is partnering again as a result of changing state regulations involving street signs.

    Cities now have until 2018 to come into compliance with new road sign regulations involving issues such as sign color, lettering size, height, and break-away polls.

  • Comic business serious stuff for young area entrepreneur

     HILLVIEW -- It was a childhood memory that helped inspire Jerry Webb Jr. to create his first comic book series--Vengeance.

    “When I was really little, I played with action figures and I had one character who didn’t belong to any other set,” he said. “I would make him do amazing things. I called him Vengeance.”

    Last January he was visiting some family in Albany, Ky., when he came up with the idea.

  • 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.