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  • Naloxone to be made available in Kroger stores in Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kroger Co., Louisville Division, announced recently that opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone is now available without a prescription at its 80 pharmacies in Kentucky.  Naloxone is also available without a prescription in the 16 Kentucky pharmacies operated by Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division – for a total of 96 Kroger pharmacies across Kentucky.  

  • Big Purple preview of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  • Stable that meant so much to so many rebounding after fire destroys facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  • Year-long probe nets big drug bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past year, detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force have had an investigation underway.

    On Sunday, two individuals were arrested by the task force.

    Junior J. Guzman, 25, and Cid Alvaro, 30, were arrested.

    According to Capt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff’s task force, the detectives were still trying to verify the identity of the suspects.

  • Daughters of American Revolution honor life of Henry Crist with marker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had truly been a labor of love or the members of the Daughters of American Revolution Salt River chapter in Bullitt County.
        The research and the resources to make a lasting recogniton to Henry Crist was not done overnight.
        But, recently, a large crowd gathered at the Bullitt County Courthouse on a hot Saturday afternoon.
        They came to learn a little about the man who had a big presence in Bullitt County.

  • Works of young artists etched in stone at Shepherdsville Park

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The careers of some of Bullitt County’s finest young artists are now etched in stone.
        Their permanent works are now being featured for public view at the Shepherdsville City Park.
        The Junior Visual Artists of the Bullitt County Arts Council completed a two-year project involving the carving of stones that spell “SALT RIVER” and the placement of the stones at the park.

  • MW couple establishes local Budget Blinds franchise

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two military veterans are helping local homeowners with their windows.
        Mount Washington residents Tom and Cami Bauhs established their own Budget Blinds franchise in January.
        The company features blinds, shutters, shades, drapes, even rugs.
        Tom said the company comes to the resident’s home in a large sample van to better fit the customer’s needs, including free home consultation and measurements.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 21, 2016

     

  • Boy Scout honors vets as Eagle Scout project

         MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
        Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
        “We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.

  • LG&E and KU thank customers for recycling 40,000 appliances

     LOUISVILLE – When it comes to protecting the environment and better managing energy use as a community, a little can go a long way. Customer participation in Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company’s Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program is proving just how far. Thanks to their participation, the utilities are celebrating a significant milestone – 40,000 appliances recycled.