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Opinion

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

    1. Beware of a scam using the Reader’s Digest name. The sweepstakes scam comes with an official looking letter and check telling the recipient they won a large sum of money. When consumers call a phone number on the letter, they are urged to deposit the check and wire money for insurance and fees on the prize. The check is fake, and you will owe the bank the money.

  •  He will leave as quietly as he entered the county scene nine years ago.

  •  If you’ve been paying attention to education for a long time, you remember the KIRIS (Kentucky Instructional Results Information System) tests, which was replaced by CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing), which was overridden by the federal NBLB (No Child Left Behind) law that used the KCCT (Kentucky Core Content Test) to judge whether a school was a success for failure. 

  •  Within the next month, the Bullitt County Planning Commission will have a number of companies interested in completing the final portion of the comprehensive land-use plan.

  •   There is not a single elected official - let alone a politician - who would ever admit that they enjoyed voting for a tax increase.

  •  BBB warns, scammers are already gearing up for this year’s Presidential election, from robocalls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your utility bill.

    Better Business Bureau is advising voters to be on the lookout for the growing number of scams that are likely to continue leading up to the Presidential election. Here are a few of the election-related scams BBB is hearing about. Don’t fall for them!

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

     

  •  LOUISVILLE - During the week of September 9 through September 15 over 40,000 Southern Gospel Music fans, representing at least 40 states and more than a half dozen foreign countries will converge on the city of Louisville for the 55th Annual National Quartet Convention. 

  •  Members of the newly-recreated Bullitt County Parks and Recreation board may have been shocked at the discussion during their second meeting.

  •  Some of you readers know Sadie, the therapy dog, from when she visited two children who attend Pleasant Grove Elementary that read to her (see that story here).

  •  The Hillview City Council was supposed to meet last night in executive session.

  •  Bullitt County Fiscal Court members made a wise decision recently when they decided to provide funding for a drug-detecting dog.

  •  BBB warns fair goers to watch out for what you sign up for at the KY State Fair!

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s August 2012 Hot Topics! For more information visit www.bbb.org.

     

    1.    Beware of another round of BBB Fake Emails. Scammers continue to contact businesses across the country, pretending to be the BBB. The emails vary on subject matter, but one of the latest involves a response to a complaint, and provides a link. The link could be a virus.

  •  Editor’s Note: Second of a two-part commentary. Read part one, including a recap of the previous school year, here.

  •  Editor’s Note: First of a two-part commentary. Read part two, including plans for the upcoming school year, here.

  •  As chief justice, I find it disheartening that I can no longer assure you that the courts in Kentucky will be open when you need them. 

    For the first time in modern history, we will have to close every courthouse in the state to balance the Judicial Branch budget. 

    For three days in 2012, we must furlough all court personnel and close all courthouse doors because the General Assembly has not allotted enough money to fund court operations at current levels.

  •  Were you too busy to take time and read this column?

  •  Depending upon your perspective, the recent action of the Bullitt County Public School Board could be good or bad.

  •  There is always a lot of chirping from those who aren’t involved in the process. Most of the banter is from those offering some “free” advice to those having to make the tough decisions.