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Today's Opinions

  • Now what will Shepherdsville do?

    Wow...now what do you do if you serve on the Shepherdsville City Council?

    You approved a totally unbinding advisory ballot to get the pulse of the community on the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday in places that serve at least 70 percent in food items.

    Everyone stated on more than one occasion that the turnout of the vote held on Dec. 3-4 meant nothing in terms of forcing the council to do anything.

    That point has been made very clear.

    But it begs to now ask the question - what do you do now?

  • HOLIDAYS: FEBRUARY 2009
  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Hot Topics December 2009

    BBB December Hot Topics

  • IRS Reminds Car Shoppers about 2009 Tax Break

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminds individual taxpayers who are considering buying a new car that they have until Dec. 31 to take advantage of a tax break that may not be around in 2010.

    Taxpayers who buy a qualifying new motor vehicle this year after Feb. 16 can deduct the state or local sales or excise taxes they paid on the first $49,500 of the purchase price. Qualifying motor vehicles include new passenger automobiles, light trucks, motorcycles, and motor homes.

  • December time to start plans for your next growing season

    LEXINGTON - After the harvest season, November is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Don’t Fall Prey to Identity Thieves over the Holidays

    Identity theft claimed 10 million victims in 2008, a 22 percent increase over 2007, according to a report from Javelin Strategy and Research.

    BBB warns that the holiday season provides many new opportunities for identity thieves to steal your information. BBB recommends taking the following steps to fight identity theft this holiday season: 

     

    Online Shopping Tips

  • Tips on Returns and Exchanges Before You Purchase an Item

    This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights before making a purchase.

    “Each year BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they can’t return,” says

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, Communications Director for the BBB in Louisville. “Consumers should familiarize themselves with the seller’s return policy before making a purchase to prevent any confusion in the event the item they purchased needs to be returned.”

  • HOLIDAYS: DECEMBER 2009

    DECEMBER 2009

    MONTH:

    Bingo's Birthday

    Choose a Summer Camp

    Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness

    Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention

    Egg Nog

    Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness

    Safe Toys and Gifts

    Spiritual Literacy

    Stress-Free Family Holidays

    Tie

    Universal Human Rights

    Write a Business Plan

    Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (Dec. 8 - Feb. 10)

    Halcyon Days (Dec. 14-28)