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  • 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.

  • City turns to cinders and brine as salt supplies dry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it snows, it pours, and the “it” pouring in Shepherdsville may now be cinders.

    A large number of severe weather situations this season resulted in a lack of salt supplied by the city.

    As a result, some citizens were concerned about street plowing protocol.

    Council member Bernard “Bernie” Brown inquired at a recent city business meeting as to the city’s street plowing criteria.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Scammers using Kosair Charities Name

     BBB is warning local residents to beware of scammers who are using Kosair Charities’ good name! 

    A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the Firefighter’s Union, who said he was selling decals and seals for the Kosair Charities burn unit.

    There are several things wrong with this phone call:

    ·        First, local firefighters raise money for the Crusade for Children, not for specific entities.

  • Familiar road projects for Bullitt County will be considered by General Assembly

     FRANKFORT - When Gov. Steve Beshear released his six-year road plan proposal to the General Assembly, there weren’t a whole lot of surprises for Bullitt County projects.

    The plan must be approved by the General Assembly and only acts as a guide for projects as many have been on the drawing board for much longer than six years.

    One continuing project in Bullitt County is the widening of Highway 61.

    The next phase to be constructed during the current year would be from John Harper Highway south to Brooks Run Creek near Bells Mill Road.

  • 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.