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  • BBB Hot Topics: April 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s April 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    Looking for last-minute Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets? Deal with a reputable business. Check out the company at bbb.org. Also, while websites like Craigslist may have legitimate sellers, some of them are scammers. Remember, the site offers no guarantees. Tip: If you are asked to wire money, it is almost guaranteed to be a scam.

  • County asking cities to reconsider insurance tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The new Bullitt Fiscal Court hopes to play nice with the leaders of the county’s eight municipalities.

    In Shepherdsville, that camaraderie may come 1 percent at a time.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell recently address the Shepherdsville City Council, asking the members to reconsider a decision to take all of the insurance tax collected in the city, rather than sharing it with Fiscal Court.

  • Mediation sets up way to extinguish fire battles

     CLERMONT -- A slight bump in the road appears to be solved, with a settlement between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department possible within the next five months.

    The parties met with retired judge Stephen Ryan in a mediation session last week.

    During the discussions, attorneys for both parties said that steps were outlined to finally get the disputes of the past six months settled.

  • Agency helps find jobs

    LOUISVILLE--Community Services Project recently joined the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce. The nonprofit helps people with severe disabilities find jobs.

    “Our mission is to provide competitive fulfilling employment opportunities for persons with disabilities including veterans, youth in transition and the homeless,” said CEO executive director Mary O'Bryan.

  • Medica owner decides time right to retire; customers now part of Rite-Aid franchise

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twenty years ago, Leon Claywell felt there was a need for an independently-owned pharmacy in Shepherdsville.

    Now, 20 years after opening Medica (originally called The Medicine Shoppe), Claywell still believes that there is a need for those independently-owned operations.

    But as Claywell is not as young as he was when the store opened near the railroad tracks on Highway 44 East, he knows the time has come to retire.

  • Shepherdsville Wal-Mart open for business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The much anticipated opening of the Wal-mart in Shepherdsville is finally here.

  • Council considers shifting meeting nights

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - For many years the Shepherdsville City Council has met regularly on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

                Council member Dana Bischoff-James suggested the city move the date.

                James suggested considering a new day and meeting time, offering a potential move to Tuesdays and an earlier start of 6 p.m., rather than the current 6:30.

  • BBB Warns Flood Victims to Beware of Scams when Seeking Flood Damage Repairs

      As the flood water recedes in the local area, BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western KY is warning flood victims who are seeking flood damage repairs to beware of scammers.

    After going through a flood, people you do not know may knock on your door, offering discounted flood repair services. Some of these individuals may not be legitimate. Scammers travel to disaster areas to take advantage of those who want life to go back to “normal.” Some may claim your insurance agent or FEMA sent them to your home or business.

  • Impound lot upsets MW wrecker operators

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Not everyone’s happy about the prospects of a new city impound lot.

    The Mount Washington city council recently proposed an ordinance to create an impound lot for vehicles confiscated by police.

    Despite pleas from several business owners, the council voted 6-0 to approve the ordinance.

    According to the ordinance, the city will keep an impound lot for storing vehicles towed because: as means of public safety, due to consent of the owner, if there is a parking violation or other criminal activity. 

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2015

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s March 2015 Hot Topics