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Today's News

  • Phishing is the Newest Olympic Event

     The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics has begun in Sochi, Russia, officially kicking off the games. Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that while athletes compete for medals, scammers compete for personal information and credit card numbers.

    BBB offers tips for supporting and enjoying the games safely from home:

  • Hasting looks to capture coroner’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tim Hasting has always wanted to serve his community.

    This year, Hasting has thrown his name into the ring as a candidate for the office of coroner.

    Hasting, 39, will run in the Republican primary in May. He will face incumbent David Billings.

    In his ninth year of service at Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Hasting said he has gotten to know the community and believes there needs to be a change in office of coroner.

  • Weihe selected for state children’s choir

     When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

  • Some comments can ‘really’ be confusing, entertaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s time for another installment of those REALLY moments from the past few weeks.

    The first revolves around how businesses react to big events, such as the Super Bowl.

    One major restaurant said it would close at 7 p.m. on Sunday due to the Super Bowl. I can understand that one as the game started around 6:30 p.m.

    But another one drew my REALLY comment.

    It announced that it would close at 9 p.m. due to the Super Bowl. 

  • Stretch of horrid weather is perfect time to prepare for upcoming fishing season

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – With much of Kentucky covered in a sundae made of snow topped with a crust of ice, fishing season seems millennia away.

    The sun gets higher in the southern sky with each passing day; it is only a matter of time before this horrible weather pattern breaks. Use this dark and cold time to prepare for the inevitable coming of the spring fishing season.

  • KSP Warns Of One-Ring Cell Phone Scam

     (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police is warning cell phone users to be aware of a new scam called “The One-Ring Scam.”

    Better Business Bureaus (BBB) across the country are seeing a rash of reports of ‘ring and runs’ on cell phones where returning a missed call from an unknown number may cost you.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb says scammers profit from individuals who are curious enough to return that missed call.

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s February 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    Don’t fall for the One Ring Scam! Here is how the scam works: Your cell phone rings once, then hangs up. To see who it was, you check the caller ID. It shows unknown or a long-distance area code you are not familiar with. Curious, you call back. Later, you find a fee on your cell phone bill, often $19.95 for a “premium service.”

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Lazy River North

    UPDATE Feb. 10, 11 a.m.

    The City of Mount Washington has lifted the water boil advisory for the Lazy River North Subdivision. They advise people flush their lines and faucets for a few minutes before using. Ice makers can be turned back on but the first couple of batches should be disposed of.

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    MOUNT WASHINGTON — A recent water break has been added to the list of winter elements residents are battling this winter.

  • Any bill must be assured that funding is available

     FRANKFORT - Would you purchase a home without knowing if you can afford it?

    Many of us would answer no, or not before we would check to see if we could pay for it.

    That statement would apply to debate over House Bill 154 this past week.

    This bill was stated to be a transparency bill, but a last-minute committee substitute placed requirements for additional training for local school officials.

  • MW woman charged in alleged hit-and-run incident in Jefferson

     LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington resident could soon face the consequences of her alleged actions.

    Kayla Wafford, 29, has been served a warrant by Louisville Metro Police for her alleged role in a hit-and-run incident that happened in March.

    According to the document, a witness saw Wafford, who was traveling north on Bardstown Road in Fern Creek, hit a pedestrian, Kristopher Caudell of Louisville, but did not stop. 

    Officials say Caudell was wearing dark clothing, intoxicated and staggering in the northbound lanes.