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Business

  • Clermont post office hours reduced; protesters deliver their own message

     CLERMONT - Residents and businesses in the Clermont area consider themselves members of a full-time community. 

    The U.S. Postal Service, however, doesn’t seem to agree.

    As of Aug. 25, the Clermont Post Office officially changed to part-time open hours for customers, from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

    The change was part of a two-year plan implemented by USPS in 2012 to keep smaller community post offices and zip codes in place.

  • Griffee tabbed as finance director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past seven years, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts has been advocating the creation of the position for financial officer.

    With a population nearing 80,000 and with a budget of over $22 million, Roberts said county government should be run like a business.

    After getting the position funded in the 2014-15 budget, Roberts cleared the final hurdle on Tuesday.

    Despite repeated opposition in the past, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to hire Keith Griffee as the new finance officer.

  • Shepherdsville fire truck close to having repairs completed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Fire Department is finally one step closer to getting their main truck back in working order.

    Chief Layne Troutman informed the city council that the Seagrave company approved a contract to repair the 2007 truck model damaged at a working accident scene on Interstate 65 in 2013.

    According to Troutman, the estimated total cost for repairs was set at $97,698.28. City attorney Joe Wantland said the Kentucky League of Cities had offered to pay up to $83,000 in insurance.

  • Conditional-use permit approved for micro-brewery along Highway 245

     CLERMONT - Another player in the growing spirits business could be joining the Bourbon Trail.

    But it’s focus will not be on bourbon.

    John and Cindy Hutchins are interested in leasing their building off Highway 245, just inside the Bullitt/Nelson County line to a company that would start a micro-brewery.

    With no opposition from the community, the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment granted a conditional-use permit for the operation of a commercial business in a light industrial zone.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     Stop by the Better Business Bureau booth at the 2014 KY State Fair! The BBB booth will be located in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. There, you can pick up the latest edition of the BBB Wise Buying Guide, hot off the press! You can also get information on the most common scams, scams against seniors, tips on credit, and more!

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  • Owner wants to extend hours

     HILLVIEW - For Ricky Thompson, having a 2 a.m. closing time for his business is bad.

    Especially when other similar businesses can stay open until 4 a.m.

    But what makes things worse for the owner of County Line Bar in Hillview is that an existing ordinance requires him to close the doors by 1:30 a.m.

    When officials on the Hillview City Council seemed surprised that the business had to close its doors 30 minutes prior to the clock striking 2 a.m., they were really surprised when a copy of the 2013 ordinance was read.

  • BBB Hot Topics: August 2014

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

    1. Bogus Debt Collectors are calling local residents, pressuring them to “pay their debt.” These callers are extremely aggressive and threaten to file a lawsuit or get the police involved if victims do not pay immediately. Victims are asked to pay via Green Dot MoneyPak or by wire transfer.

  • PBI Bank will keep drive-thru service open downtown

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For 85 years customers at Bullitt County Bank, which evolved into PBI Bank, could walk into the ornate lobby at the corner of Second St. and Highway 61, which evolved into Joe B. Hall Ave. and S. Buckman St.

    The corner bank, a staple of the downtown Shepherdsville corridor, has closed its doors to walk-in customers as of Monday, Aug. 4. The drive-thru service alongside the building will remain open.

  • Lebanon Junction looks at water pressure issues

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The water pressure problem continues in Lebanon Junction. 

    At the July council meeting, discussion continued about problems with some residents’ water pressure since the city changed over to Louisville Water at the beginning of the year.

    A representative from Kentucky Engineering PLLC told the council they plan to present a draft of solutions at the next meeting.

    Council member Tim Sanders asked why they would be having problems with the water pressure when all that happened was change of supplier.

  • New business looks for better ‘results’ for their PT clients

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you looking for a “hands on” approach to physical therapy and a quicker road to recovery, a business might be just what you are looking for in Bullitt County.

    Results Physiotherapy opened  its newest physical therapy clinic Monday in the Cedar Grove Shopping Center, across from the Amazon Fulfillment Center.

    According to Brooke Blackford, sales and marketing representative for the Central Tennessee-based company, this was the perfect area to open its fifth clinic in Kentucky.