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Opinion

  •  Bullitt Fiscal Court members took a necessary, and long overdue, step when they approved  hiring Kriss Lowry and Associates to complete the comprehensive land-use plan.

  •  BBB Tips on Returns and Exchanges

    Each year, BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights before making a purchase. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:

  •   BBB Wise Giving Alliance urges donors to give thoughtfully and avoid those seeking to take advantage of the generosity of others. Here are “Ten Tips for Giving with Confidence.”

    1.   Thoughtful Giving: Take the time to check out the charity to avoid wasting your generosity by donating to a questionable or poorly managed effort. The first request for a donation may not be the best choice. Be proactive and find trusted charities that are providing assistance.

  •  Each school has sent out communications regarding the horrific and unexplainable event of last week in Connecticut and outlining the safety plans in the individual schools.

    It is our intent to be open with our community about every situation to the extent possible in the belief that by working together, we can be stronger and safer.

  •  The events in Connecticut were tragic. Could the acts undertaken by the young man been foreseen? Could anything be done in the future to avoid such incidents from occurring in your hometown?

  •  As Kentuckians open their hearts and pocketbooks to help those in need this holiday season, Attorney General Jack Conway wants to make sure charitable donations end up where they are needed most and not in the hands of scam artists.

  •  The holidays are a time of cheer, but they can also be a time for battling traffic and bad weather on the road. Staying safe should be a top priority for all travelers so Better Business Bureau recommends taking a few precautions when hitting the road this holiday season.

  •   Through the good graces of the man above and the cooperation shown by surrounding areas, fire tragedies are not common even in parts of Bullitt County that are not officially covered within any fire protection district.

  •  FRANKFORT – Holiday cooking, Christmas trees, candles and holiday decorations significantly contribute to the seasonal causes of home fires, said Kentucky State Fire Marshal Bill Swope, director of the state Division of Fire Prevention.

    "The holiday season can remain festive and fun by taking preventative steps and following simple rules of thumb to prevent home fires,” said Swope. “My advice is to stay in your kitchen while cooking, consider using flameless candles and follow the rules for placing and lighting your Christmas tree.”

  •  What is it we are teaching?  

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2012 Hot Topics!

    1. The Trademark Registration and Monitoring Office sends fake invoices to businesses stating “important information regarding your federal trademark.” A local business received the invoice that states they must “pay the full amount of $485 to avoid additional penalties.” The company has an “F” rating with the BBB.

  •  Your charitable donation can help clothe a child, put food on the table for a family in need and bring hope to those who have none.  As you open your heart and pocketbook this holiday season, make sure that you give wisely.

    Much like storms and natural disasters, the season of giving brings out the best and worst in people.  Scam artists are ready to unveil their latest schemes designed to prey on the generosity of others.

  •  The faces have changed but the discussions were very similar.

  •  The Better Business Bureau is warning small businesses and consumers to be wary of a new vanity awards program linked to the notorious US Commerce Association.

  •  Are you purchasing gift cards this holiday season? If so, beware of fees attached.

    The Gift Card Federal Law Act, passed in 2010 has improved consumers’ chances of getting full value out of the cards they buy or give, but there are still things to look out for. Here are some facts from BBB:

    · Money on a gift card cannot expire for at least five years from the date the card was purchased or the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card.

  •  The city of Hillview officials are looking at an interesting proposal.

  •  Cyber Monday — the Monday after Thanksgiving — has officially replaced Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — as the most popular day to shop for the holidays.

  •  As we once again entire the Thanksgiving season, we need to take a few moments to reflect.

  • It’s time to start planning your Black Friday, that special day after Thanksgiving when retailers gear up to offer their best. Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door for a block buster and get caught up in the frenzy, BBB offers these tips:

  •  Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.