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Opinion

  •  The Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint.


    The email contains a dangerous attachment regarding a complaint and appears to direct recipients to the BBB website. This is a scam. The BBB does not send complaints as attachments via email.

  •  National surveys tend to indicate public dissatisfaction with public education, yet those same surveys generally find that parents are quite satisfied with their local public schools.  The same phenomenon is seen when surveying opinions about Congress, which people tend to not like, and their own Congressman, who is generally held in high regard. 

  • Because of the hard times we now live in and the financial stress many of us face, your Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Office is offering the 13 week easy-to-follow Financial Peace University course from January 16th through April 2nd.

    It will help you gain Financial Peace! Don’t wait any longer to: Get Control of Your Money, Tell Your Money What to Do, Stop Struggling to Make Ends Meet, and Change Your Family’s Future!

  • The holiday shopping season is in full swing! For those of you looking to give gift cards to family and friends this year, BBB is recommending that you do your research before purchasing a gift card.

  •  Bullitt County will welcome the holiday season with open arms starting this weekend.

  •  There are dozens of domain names registered in the name of “Old St. Nick,” offering children a wide range of opportunities to email Santa. Sadly, some of the websites aren’t always so trustworthy. Some can potentially be a dangerous way to share personal information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising parents to do their homework before letting their child write to Santa this holiday season.

  •  On Dec. 6, months of work by various committees will be unveiled to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  •  The holiday shopping season is in full swing! For those of you looking to give gift cards to family and friends this year, BBB is recommending that you do your research before purchasing a gift card.

  •  When parks and recreation is discussed in Bullitt County - which is pretty seldom - there are often more questions than answers.

  •  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.

  •   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, BB offers these tips:

  •  FRANKFORT – When the General Assembly opens the 2012 Regular Session in early January, there is no doubt what the top issue will be: enacting the state’s budget for the next two years.

    Redrawing state House, Senate and congressional districts, something done after each Census, will likely be prominent as well, especially in the session’s opening weeks.

  •  Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families, and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau. Veterans’ Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.

    BBB Military Line provides free financial literacy and consumer protection services to the military community, as well as information on the latest scams, schemes, and ID theft tactics that threaten them. Among the scams to watch out for:

  •   Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s November 2011 Hot Topics!

  •  Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 7. 

  •  On Tuesday, Kentuckians will have the opportunity to go to the polls.

  •   Every parent wants their children to succeed in life.  While people hold differing opinions on what constitutes success, I’m sure everyone would prefer that their children avoid a life lived in poverty. We know, from exhaustive statistical analysis, just how to avoid that trap.  

  •  Many students love to take Pass/Fail courses. It takes a lot of hard work to fail a course.

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2011 Hot Topics!

    1.    Job seekers, beware of Reshipping Scams! In this scam, foreign criminals purchase merchandise with a stolen or fake credit card and then hire U.S. citizens to have it shipped to their country. These jobs are posted on online job sites and in newspapers.

  •   What a great sight to see a room full of residents at the recent meeting of the Fox Chase City Council.