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  • Making work safer place still top priority in Kentucky

      FRANKFORT – While it has been anything but easy for our businesses during the last several years, they can point with pride to one thing: Their safety record is arguably the best it has ever been.

    In 2009 – the latest year on record – workplace fatalities nationwide were at their lowest since records were first kept in 1992, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and there were nine percent fewer injuries on the job than there had been just the year before.

  • First year has been filled with surprises, fun

     It was a little over a year ago that an aspiring reporter graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in journalism. 

  • City finances much bigger battle to tackle for new year

        Is there any fire in the smoke?
        While we were focused on personnel changes during Mayor Scott Ellis’ first week in office, the bigger issue may be the financial situation of Shepherdsville.
        When there is a question about payroll being funded, that is an issue.
        The question is whether the state of financial affairs is that great or is there just a reason for concern.

  • Making recipes more healthy

     Trying to eat healthy during the holidays can seem impossible. 

  • Three initiatives to watch in Bullitt County Schools

     This month, I want to bring our community up-to-date on three of our ongoing projects that we believe will improve the performance of our students in the long-term, increase the college and work readiness rate, and eventually decrease our drop-out rate. 

  • Santa Barr fills bag with all sorts of toys

     It is a bittersweet Christmas for ole’ Santa Barr.

  • A different perspective on your ole’ Christmas story

      Once upon a Christmas Eve, still working late a weary Steve.

    Though hoping henceforth soon to leave, deadlines persisted, causing pain.

    As I drifted, nearly snoozing, listening to nearby trains cruising,

    Someone must've been perusing just outside my window pane.

    Looking out, 'twas nothing there, 'twas ice and snow, 'twas in my brain.

    That was all, so type again.

     

    Near the door a crashing sound and I jumped from my desk and, rounding,

  • 'Dear Santa' Websites?

      More than 60 domain names have been registered in the name of Santa Claus, offering children a wide range of opportunities to persuade St. Nick via email that they were not at all naughty in 2010. Before allowing children to share any personal information with a “Letter to Santa” Website, the Better Business Bureau Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommends adults carefully review the sites to determine who is seeking the information, how it will be used, and whether information will be shared with third parties.

  • BBB reminds online users to protect personal information

     BBB wants to remind online users to protect their personal information. This comes after recent data breaches involving McDonalds, Walgreens, and the online media company, Gawker.

  • Mistakes to avoid when donating to a charity

     Every holiday, billions of dollars are donated to worthy causes and now more than ever charities need the support of donors to help those who are struggling.

    The BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors on how to avoid five common mistakes in order to ensure their dollar stretches the farthest in these tough economic times. BBB recommends donors avoid these common mistakes when donating to a charity this holiday: