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  • 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.

  • Comic business serious stuff for young area entrepreneur

     HILLVIEW -- It was a childhood memory that helped inspire Jerry Webb Jr. to create his first comic book series--Vengeance.

    “When I was really little, I played with action figures and I had one character who didn’t belong to any other set,” he said. “I would make him do amazing things. I called him Vengeance.”

    Last January he was visiting some family in Albany, Ky., when he came up with the idea.

  • BBB Tips on Returns and Exchanges

     Each year, BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:

    Returns are a store policy – not a law. Find out about a store’s return policies before making a purchase. Some stores require products be returned within a specific period of time.

  • Education group moves quickly to start building

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like cramming for a final exam, members of the Bullitt County Education Development Corp. are quickly moving forward with plans to construct a college facility.

    In its first meeting, the corporation set in place a number of committees with a goal to have things in place for receiving state approval on the $24-$28 million facility by mid-April.

  • BBB: Target Credit Card Attack – CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS!

     BBB is warning, if you shopped at Target lately, CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS. The store announced it has been hit by a major credit-card attack involving up to 40 million consumer accounts. The credit card breach took place between November 27 and December 15, 2013. It involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards used at nearly all of Target's stores around the country.

    BBB offers these tips:

  • PV dog owners may have new ‘duties’

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Work done to improve the city boundaries has reaped some initial benefits for Pioneer Village.

    But there are hopes that even more insurance tax revenues might be coming the city’s way in the next quarter.

    Having redone its surveyed city boundaries, Pioneer Village city clerk Recka Daniels said that an increase of about $8,000 was realized in the insurance tax premiums.

  • Fiscal Court supports efforts to build community college

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By the time Bullitt Fiscal Court met on Dec. 3, the paperwork was in place that would get an organization - formed to have a community college facility built - in operation.

    The paperwork needed to begin the Bullitt County Education Development Corporation was ready and Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved of its creation.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and organizer of the efforts to build a college facility, said a single resolution would need approval.