•   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.

  •  One in four adults engage in little or no regular physical activity according to an Office of Health & Human Services report in 2003. This fact is still a high concern today. 2S-Second Sunday can change that!

  •  No one wants higher taxes.

  •  While he’s not all the way back, Jeff Carver - the Voice of the Bullitt East Chargers - was back at the football game on Friday night to flip the coin.

    Carver suffered serious injuries in an auto accident earlier this year.

    He is still in rehab and hopes to return to the booth soon.

    Tim Gonterman has been helping George Russell on the football games this year.

  •  Most people old enough to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will vividly recall what they were doing that morning.

  •  One might think that the age of adulthood in this country has risen from 18 to a much higher number. 

  •  A list of jot topics presented by the Better Business Bureau during the month of September 2011. For more information visit www.bbb.org.


  •  The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky has joined ten other Better Business Bureaus in a test that allows consumers to post customer reviews of businesses. 

    In addition, the BBB will now publish the actual text of customer complaints and business responses as part of each business's BBB Business Review.  

  •  City of Shepherdsville officials made a rational move Thursday evening to table any decision on an annexation request for over 180 acres off Preston Highway at Highway 245.

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2011) - Picnics and large family get-togethers are a favorite means of celebration during Labor Day weekend and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) wants all Kentuckians to practice safe food handling techniques as they close out the summer.

  •  The national leaders will soon return to work, which is something millions of Americans can’t do.