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Business Briefcase: Feb. 5, 2010

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By The Staff

Schools employees have training

Three administrative assistants with Shelby County Public Schools completed training requirements in a professional development program Jan. 22, sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association as part of the four-tiered training for Kentucky Organization of School Superintendents’ Assistants. Tina Pacey, administrative assistant to Assistant Superintendent for Operations, achieved Level III; Jada Bastin, administrative assistant to Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement, achieved Level II; and Cathy Davis, administrative assistant to the Superintendent, achieved Level I. KSBA Director of Policy Services Dara Bass said, “These are key individuals who contribute significantly to efficient and effective school district operations.”

2 promotions at CUB

Citizens Union Bank has announced two promotions. Chris Dew is  now 1st Vice President, and Chief Accounting Officer. Christie Fry is now CRA Officer.

Dentistry From The Heart event today

Dr. Michael A. Barnett is offering a Dentistry From The Heart event – a day of free dental care for anyone who needs it – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at his Stony Brook Dental care, 9200 Taylorsville Road in Louisville. Dentistry from The Heart is a national non-profit founded to help people get dental care. For more information, visit www.StonyBrookDentalCare.com.

Shelby professionals meeting

The February meeting of the Shelby County Professional Women's Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Farm Bureau offices on Mount Eden Road. Guest speaker will be Dione Browning, an insurance specialist from Social Security.   All local professionals are invited to attend. Cost for dinner is $10.  If planning to eat, please RSVP to Kathy Miracle at kathy.miracle@cbandt.com or by calling 647-7867 today.

Job fair in Shelby Feb. 15

KentuckianaWorks and the Office of Employment and Training are partnering with area public libraries to host a series of regional Job and Resource Fairs in February, March and April. This event will be held at the Shelby County Public Library at 2 p.m. Feb. 15. There also will be nearby events Oldham County Public Library, 308 Yager Ave., La Grange (Feb. 17, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.) and Spencer County Public Library, 168 Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville (Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.).

State, BBB warning about Home Service USA

Attorney General Jack Conway and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central & Eastern Kentucky are cautioning consumers to be wary of a mail solicitation from Home Service USA that has generated numerous complaints from consumers and public utility officials in Central Kentucky. Consumers in Frankfort, Versailles, Richmond, Danville and Nicholasville have reported receiving solicitations from West Palm Beach, Florida-based Home Service USA that look like a notice from their local water utility. The notice is actually a solicitation from a private business offering what appears to be a warranty service.

 The mailer suggests that the recipient is required to pay an additional fee for the maintenance and repair of their water line. It instructs the consumer to return a form with their credit card information or to return a check, which will automatically charge the consumer’s account for future payments.

Consumers’ responsibility for water line repair and replacement will vary depending on the water provider. Conway suggests that customers contact their local water company if they have questions about the merits of any warranty service.

Consumers who have concerns about a solicitation or  possible scam can contact the Attorney General’s s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-342-9257 or file a complaint online at www.ag.ky.gov. Consumers can also contact the BBB of Central & Eastern Kentucky at 1-800-866-6668 or www.bluegrass.bbb.org.

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