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Today's Features

  • CLERMONT— How do you describe homesickness?

    Is it possible to be homesick for a place you know little about?

    Why are Kentuckians so infatuated with their home state?

    These questions are what prompted Lexington native Jesse Donaldson to write 120 passages attempting to answer the age-old question: can we ever really go back home?

    Inspired by the 120 counties of Kentucky, “On Homesickness” features 120 passages dedicated to the various history, events, or make-up of each county.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—Joni Blake’s friends thought she was pulling some elaborate April Fools Day joke when she told them she’d purchased a pet cemetery.

    Six months later, Blake is continuing to prove the purchase wasn’t a joke.

    “My whole thing was it as broken and I knew I had the ability to fix it and so I took the opportunity,” she said.

  • HEBRON ESTATES-- For 14 years, a local shop has brought country charm to the edge of northern Bullitt County.

    Located in the Hebron Building on West Hebron Lane, Country Cabin Treasures began as a small space for Joann and Bill Doyle to sell country-themed items.

    Three years prior to opening, Joann ran a similar shop with her niece in Lincoln County. Once the hour and a half drive started to wear on her, the couple looked into a spot closer to home.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Luke Roby was four years old, his dad signed amputation papers for his son’s foot. Now, 11 years later, Roby continues to defy the odds as he finished his second year playing football for Bullitt East.

    In May 2006, Roby was playing in the backyard at his grandparent’s house with his older siblings. His grandfather had recently been in a car accident and was still in the hospital. Roby’s dad, Skee, had brought the kids along while he mowed the yard.

  •   If you didn’t get there early, you were probably left out.

    The VFW Post 8293 hosted a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans Day. 

    Within 30 minutes of the start time, all 100-plus meals had been served.

    The Lebanon Junction Community Center was full with veterans and supporters of the veterans.

    Remember to thank and honor all of our military heroes on Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Saturday, Nov. 11.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Christmas miracle is shaping up for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.

    Family Day Ministries, based in Shepherdsville, has been collecting items that will be distributed in time for the Christmas holiday.

    Pastor Mike Miller has connected with Trinity Lutheran Church, located near Downtown Houston, about 934 miles from FDM. Miller always contacts local ministry during a donation delivery, making certain the donations will make to those in the most need.

  •  BELMONT - A Bullitt County native who lived his life to the fullest died last week doing what he loved doing most.

    Nathan Hall, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident during a Motocross training session at a track in Louisiana.

    Family, friends and those in the motocross community are all mourning the loss and hundreds would converge in his hometown to express their sympathies.

    Nate was a Belmont resident, the son of Paul and Tonya Hall, and attended Bullitt Central High School, Bernheim Middle and Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON — When rough times come knocking, it’s nice to know there is someone looking to help… even if that someone is a complete stranger.

    Carinmarie Johnson was born and raised in California. She raised her daughter there and was raising her grandson there until her best friend suggested she move closer to her in Kentucky.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON—It never hurts to get a second opinion. In fact, sometimes a second opinion can save a life.

    Amy Baker, 34, learned that the hard way.

    Three years ago, Baker had an MRI done from her tailbone to her brain to check on rods in her spine. During the scan, something  was found. A biopsy in 2015 proved the spots to be benign so her doctor just had her return every six months for ultrasounds to ensure everything was okay.

    By listening to her gut, she discovered it wasn’t.