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  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2014

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

     

    1. Local consumers are receiving Fake Calls from Jail. In a fake recording, the victim hears a loved one’s voice, then the call goes to a person that “accepts money for inmate’s accounts.” A scammer instructs the victim to wire money to get their loved one out of jail.

  • Hardin jailer says he will get his money

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will not pay for the home incarceration fees charged for a felony offender.

    Citing a lack of authorization to incur the cost, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to not pay a bill of $1,253 for the electronic monitoring of Misty Thompson.

    However, Hardin County jailer Danny Allen said he will get his money.

    Thompson was assigned HIP by Bullitt Circuit Court. 

  • Dirt moving as Wal-Mart will become reality in county seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since permits were obtained last summer, mayor Scott Ellis was looking forward to the day when he could show everyone that Wal-Mart was indeed coming to his city.

    On Monday, equipment started on site preparation for the 189,000 square foot facility, which should open in March 2015.

    The super center is expected to employ 300 full- and part-time employees.

    Ellis will be able to watch construction from his office as the store is located across the street on Conestoga Parkway.

  • Negotiations still in works on future of treatment plant

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The temporary sewage treatment plant continues to operate while negotiations continue on the future of what will happen on a permanent basis.

    Engineer David Derrick and Bullitt County Sanitation District manager Jerry Kennedy have been in communications with Chris Cogan, who represents his father’s Bullitt Utilities.

    In March, the sewage treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road literally had a hole blown open in its outer walls.

  • Next Hillview officials to see big pay increase

     HILLVIEW - City officials who are elected this fall in Hillview will receive a pay hike starting in January.

    While the city council pay will be set, the compensation for the next mayor could be a floating number.

    Instead of opting for a monthly pay scale for its mayor, the Hillview City Council voted 4-2, with JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, to a per diem pay.

    The next mayor will be paid $125 per day worked. Under the ordinance, a weekly report must be filed and the mayor paid for the days worked.

  • Bond refinanced by city for work on sewer plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council must refinance a general obligation bond of $3.5 million by the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

    A first reading of an ordinance issuing a new G.O. bond agreement for $3 million over five years through Republic Bank took place at the Apr. 28 city business meeting.

    An initial bond was issued in November 2011 to the city by BB&T in West Virginia. The bond would finance the city’s sewer interceptor line as part of a federal Environmental Protection Agency mandate.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2014

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

    1.    BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants! Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant!

  • Should any signage be allowed on vehicles of contractors with county?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should contractors who do business with the county government have the right to affix signs to their vehicles?

    That question arose when James Sneed III inquired why a person supervising the road cleanup detail would have a sign promoting the campaign of Martha Knox on his vehicle.

    Although not named, constable Charlie Wright works the inmates who get out and pick up trash and do other services for governmental agencies. 

  • Business would need variance to fit its niche

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Get your brushes ready Mount Washington, The Tacky Palette might be coming to town soon.

    The Palette offers sip-and-paint entertainment. They currently have a location in Elizabethtown, which has been “very successful.”

    Recently, co-owner Deborah Koch addressed the Mount Washington City Couuncil about her dilemma.

    “We want to open one up in Mount Washington, but we need a variance,” she said.

  • County budget reaches $22.7M

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A healthy county budget could get a little healthier in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her budget to the magistrates on Friday with a 10 percent increase over the current year.

    The total appropriations for the next year would be $22.7 million, as opposed to the current $20.7 million.

    The first reading of the budget will be presented on May 20 with final adoption required by June 30.

    During a brief special meeting, Roberts detailed some of her plans for the budget.