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  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s June 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    A local consumer received a call from 888-675-3768 from a person claiming to be with Humana Health Insurance. The consumer was told he had to purchase a prime policy. The scammer wanted personal information. Humana is NOT making these calls.

  • Comprehensive plan reaches final stages June 11

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Accepting two written comments, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will take up possible passage of its comprehensive land-use plan at its next meeting on Thursday, June 11.

    All the public testimony has been taken and the commissioners will have an opportunity to decide at its 7 p.m. meeting on whether to vote on the document.

    The document sets out goals and objectives for zoning map amendments, as well as definitions.

    There is also a map denoting the various proposed future uses of the property.

  • More talk, no decision on interest in smoking policies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The saga for a smoke-free Bullitt County continues.

    At a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission, the commission expanded on their previous discussion if the commission should support a non-smoking policy in Bullitt County.

    Commission chair James Watkins said if the county would support such a policy, then the commission would also.

  • Two shelter employees terminated

     Bullitt Fiscal Court has terminated Jimmy Miller as its animal control officer.

  • Trucking firm may buy school

     HILLVIEW - The new Ohio River bridge will be a great benefit in terms of the flow of traffic on Interstate 65.

    And it already appears to be an economic benefit for Bullitt County.

    If the Hillview City Council follows the favorable recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission, there will be a new employer who will occupy the old Brooks Elementary School.

    The Bullitt County Public School Finance Corporation and Summitt Trucking received the commission’s blessing to rezone 15 acres to IL Light Industrial.

  • Trio of roads to be paved by state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Several roads are slated for resurfacing work through the state’s rural secondary program.

    But the amount of work to be done will be less than in the past.

    Funded primarily through the gas tax, state projects are planned in all the counties.

    Matt Bullock, chief engineer for the Fifth District of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, outlined to Bullitt Fiscal Court the projects and gave an update on some other projects funded through other sources.

  • Skate park location still not keen to all

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While some skaters and bikers may be excited about the construction of the new BMX/skate park, it is still raising some concern from local residents that live near the proposed location.

    Tom Burks said he did not like that the bike park would be located between a residential area.

    He said he thought there would be a lot of injuries and there’s only one emergency exit.

    Burks said he’s lived there for nine years and sees the park continually used by young women and children and grandparents with their children.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams

      Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have served. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.

    As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off of the military.

  • MW has money to spend in budget

     

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After years of doing little to address infiltration problems with its sewer system, local officials plan to spend about $5 million on the issue in its new 2015-16 budget.

    “We should’ve started this six to seven years ago,” said City Treasurer Peggy Brinkman.

    The sewer department will work on replacing 8,000 feet of sewer lines and manholes and do sewer taps on Meadowview Drive (which will also affect customers on Evans Lane, Valley Drive and Fairlaine Drive) expected cost is $438,608.

  • Plenty of outdoor fun at Wholesale ATV

                LEBANON JUNCTION - A new company is bringing more recreational wheels to Lebanon Junction and the Bullitt County area.

                Wholesale ATV is open for business at its newest location, the first in Kentucky.