•  FRANKFORT – One of the most persistent challenges the United States has faced for generations can be summed up in a single word: Poverty.

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 43 million people in the United States, including one in five children, whose household income meets that definition, which is defined at little more than $22,000 for a family of four.

  •  June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. BBB is marking the occasion by calling attention to the many ways the elderly are victimized. BBB receives hundreds of phone calls each year from senior citizens who have been targeted or victimized by scammers. Some are scammed with fake lottery checks, bogus travel deals, and financial fraud. Others are bullied by door-to-door sales people.

    Seniors are targeted often, because they are trusting and are afraid or embarrassed to report fraud when it occurs. The top scams against seniors include:

  •  Governmental agencies throughout the state are busy working on their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

  •   June is Home Safety Month (Home Safety Council, 2011). When considering ways to make your home safer, many people consider covering electrical sockets, looking for loose cords and wires, or putting together an emergency supplies kit. Have you ever considered the connection between home safety, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs? There are many ways to help make your home safer for children and grandchildren who will be home from school on summer break.

  •  Don’t anyone misread the headline. The Bullitt County Fair will provide some exotic animals during its annual run June 13-18.

  •  For many, Memorial Day represents the unofficial beginning of summer, marking the onset of barbecues, parties and water sports. With that in mind, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) reminds the public to continue to follow guidelines for food, outdoor and water safety.

  •  A list of hot topics provided by the Better Business Bureau for the month of June. For more information go to www.bbb.org.

  •  Each summer, Bullitt Countians have an opportunity to show their kindness toward youngsters who might have special needs.

  •  Tornadoes have wreaked havoc across the country. Thousands have lost their homes and all of their belongings. Others have lost their loved ones.


    “When disaster strikes, scam artists come out of the woodwork,” says Reanna Smith-Hamblin, VP/Communications for the BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky. “Scam artists show up and pose as char­i­ties, seeking donations from people who are anx­ious to help.”


  •  In the midst of graduation parties and holiday trips, this Monday presents us an opportunity once again to remember those who have fought for this country and given their service, and sometimes, their lives.

  •  It is nice to see that Bullitt County will have a little role in the running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

  •  It is nice to see that Bullitt County will have a little role in the running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

  •  The battle against cancer is something that is waged 24/7. There is no rest in this battle against the biggest killer in the world.

  •  May and June are times for proms, graduations and celebrations. 

  •  Things will certainly get much tougher before they get any better for employees of the city of Shepherdsville.

  •  While there are just a few races to be contested in the May 17 primary, it is important to continue the tradition of coming out to the polls.

  •  Scam artists stay on top of the news and regularly seek to exploit “the top stories of the day.” Today, BBB is warning consumers to watch out for a slew of cyber scams that have popped up in the past few days after Osama Bin Laden’s death.

    According to Kaspersky Labs, an Internet security firm, malicious Web sites and links have been proliferating on Google Images search, Facebook, and other social media sites.

  •  Discipline in the classroom. It has long been mentioned as one of the key issues teachers face in the classroom.

  •       It's the sloppiest mess in the history of Mike Farner Downs as contestants take to the quagmire of a track in the annual running of the Bullitt County Derby.

  •  A list of hot topics presented by the Better Business Bureau for the month of May.

    BBB Hot Topics - May 2011