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  • Call ahead ‘seating’ now available at local Immediate Care Centers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new program implemented by Norton Immediate Care Center will help keep patients more patient prior to their visit.

    NICC locations now feature a Call-Ahead option for, allowing visitors to avoid long waits when seeking medical assistance.

    Bill Ritchie, NICC system vice-president of outpatient services, said the idea was originally implemented to assist employees but was expanded for customers.

  • Credit card payments may be possible for medical services

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should those receiving services from the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services have the ability to pay using their credit card?

    That is a possibility in the future.

    In a meeting of the Bullitt County Emergency Services committee, director Mike Phillips pointed to other nearby counties which allow the use of credit cards.

    In talking with Nelson and Hardin officials, there was an increase in payments of between 8-13 percent.

  • BBB Names Top Ten Scams of 2013

     Every year, BBB receives thousands of calls and emails from consumers who have been scammed. Some scams are widespread, getting a lot of people for small amounts. Others are more narrowly focused, but take people for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Here are BBB’s Top Scams of 2013:

  • ‘Forensic’ audit thing of the past for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Remember last summer when a concern was raised by magistrates that there might be some serious issues with the county’s handling of money?

    Well, that concern is no longer an issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to rescind a motion that called for a “forensic” audit of the county’s financial records.

    The court voted last year to conduct the audit but no official action was ever reported.

    Mike Higgins appeared before the court on two occasions asking what had happened and why.

  • Crady selected new fire chief in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - After some fiery times, the Lebanon Junction City Council and its fire department will try to bury any hatchets and begin a new future.

    The council voted 5-1 recently to accept the firefighters’ nomination of Todd Crady as its new chief.

    Crady will replace Mark Shumaker Jr., who was terminated recently by mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Online Dating Scams this Valentine’s Day

     Are you looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Millions use online dating sites to meet people. Unfortunately, scam artists know this, and take advantage of those who are looking to start relationships.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Valentine’s Scams

      Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Scam artists take advantage of every major event or holiday to launch scams, and Valentine’s Day is no exception! BBB warns, look out for these scams:

    Social Media Scams

    Beware of any “free” love giveaways, like flowers, perfumes, or vacations. These “free” giveaways take you to a third-party site, where your personal information can be compromised.

    Phishing

  • 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.