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  • BBB Tips on Finding a Tax Preparer

     Many of you will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cause the taxpayer a lot of headaches, fines, and fees.

  • Policy handbook sparks heated discussion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Information pertaining to an employee handbook, along with firefighter vacation time, led to confusion and heated discussion by the Shepherdsville city council.

    And the arguments began three minutes into the first meeting of the election year.

    Following opening remarks, mayor Scott Ellis mentioned concerns of a rumor regarding a new city employee handbook that he wanted to address.

    “There is not a new handbook that’s been handed to employees,” he said.

  • Fiscal court votes to ban smoking in all county owned, leased facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While it may not have been all they wanted, those in favor of a county-wide smoking ban got a piece of that wish on Wednesday night.

    In a very calm meeting, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to six speakers and decided that it would adopt an ordinance banning smoking in all county-owned or -leased facilities.

    It would also ban any other tobacco product.

    The court voted 4-1 in favor of the ordinance.

  • 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.