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Opinion

  •  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.

  •  Sickness is something that can happen in any family at any given time.

  •  While we might be able to enjoy a better tag than Unbridled Learning, we won’t argue that the results released last Friday were relieving.

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

    1. Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Sandy. Be cautious of emails or social media that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas, you could end up with a virus on your computer. When giving, don’t fall for high-pressure tactics, beware of organizations with copy-cat names similar to reputable charities, and make the check payable to the organization, not an individual.

  •  Even as rescue workers rush to the Atlantic Coast to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy, Samaritans around the world are looking for ways to help victims of the storm.

  •  The motto of Bullitt County Public Schools is “Moving Forward.”  It represents that to which we aspire; no matter how much we have improved over the past few years, or how much we will improve over the next few, we will not ever be satisfied.  

  •  Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) is October 20 – 27, 2012! Better Business Bureau is helping area consumers fight Identity Theft with a special event!

  •  The Pioneer News is celebrating National Newspaper Week, scheduled Oct. 7-13, 2013.

    We want to thank all of our readers and subscribers for their loyalty and invite you to celebrate with us.

  • LOUISVILLE – If asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. While those all seem like logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the countryside is actually the white-tailed deer.

  •  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.