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Business

  • Publishers continues work to merge its printing operations

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The consolidation of the Publishers Press operations continues to move forward.

    Last year, the company announced plans to move its Shepherdsville operation into the 700,000 square foot facility in Lebanon Junction.

    According to a release from the company, that work continues.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s March 2017 Hot Topics:

    Hoping to be the next MTV Real World cast member? A local consumer was contacted by the “casting crew” and sent in pictures. After she was “selected,” she was then asked to give money to hold her spot during the casting call. This is a scam.

  • Fire boards shake hands on deal

      CLERMONT — They rose as one. 

    Members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board and the members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc. stood facing one another at the conference table.

    But, unlike days of old, there was no yelling or screaming.

    There were handshakes and smiles.

    While not official, an amended contract is getting closer to passage.

  • Other cities invest in future development

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — While the idea of a city being a landlord might sound strange to Bullitt County, it isn’t unusual in other parts of the Kentuckiana area.

    Forty-five minutes south of Mount Washington is the city of Springfield, population 3,000, who first put its plan into action almost 12 years ago.

    “We had a vacant building with an out-of-town landlord,” city administrator Laurie Smith said. “It had sustained storm damage and was a community eyesore.”

  • BBB Presents “Risk Index” to Identify Top Scams

     As a kick-off to National Consumer Protection Week, the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust has compiled information for the first BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report.

    The information gathered by BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 has some surprising insights into exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss.

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky, says “This study shows that people from all demographics are vulnerable to scams.”

  • Nasty Gal bankruptcy closes local site

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is rare that one of the distribution companies which located in Bullitt County decides to leave.

    However, online retailer Nasty Gal looks to be shutting its door in the Cedar Grove Business Park by the end of April.

    John Snider, executive director for the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, confirmed that the fashion retailer was closing.

  • Familiar Face Back in Sheriff’s Seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had a long list of individuals who were interested in serving the next 21 months as sheriff.

    In the end, Roberts looked to an individual with over 34 years in law enforcement.

    Donnie Tinnell, who served four years as sheriff, will fill out the final two years of David Greenwell’s term.

    Greenwell retired on Tuesday and Tinnell was appointed by Roberts to complete the term.

  • MW makes investment to bring new business to community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although it’s not new in other parts of the state, Bullitt County has its first city to double as a landlord.

    The Mount Washington Family Diner and Ice Cream restaurant, located at 1150 North Bardstown Road in Mount Washington officially opened for business on Feb. 7. Its landlord is the city of Mount Washington.

    According to mayor Barry Armstrong, he heard repeatedly from people in town and online that there was a lack of places to sit and have a family meal, outside of fast food and pizza.

  • Johnson pushes for industrial hemp bills in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has filed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at expanding Industrial Hemp production across the Commonwealth.

    Both House Resolution 63 and House Bill 448 seek to accomplish this goal. 

    HR 63 would urge the U.S. Congress to redefine industrial hemp, allowing the product to contain up to one percent delta-nine THC. 

    Currently, hemp is defined as having a THC level of .3 percent, on a dry weight basis. 

  • EDA sets goals for agency, itself

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In order to excel, it is important to know your goals.

    And, it is also important to know the expectations for the members of the organization.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Agency recently went on a retreat to discuss two key issues — the role of the board member and the role of the entity.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County EDA, said it was a valuable opportunity to sit down and have the members express their thoughts.