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  • USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Winter Weather

     WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast due to the forecast for severe winter conditions.

  • PSC advises caution during winter storm

     FRANKFORT – In anticipation of possible electric outages during a coming winter storm, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    A major storm is expected to bring heavy snow across much of Kentucky, with significant ice accumulations also possible in the southern part of the state. The wintry precipitation, accompanied by strong winds, could bring down trees, limbs and power lines.

  • Two Fish Ministry getting lot of help to provide meals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -“If you give some of your own food to those who are hungry and to satisfy those who are humble, then your light will rise in the dark.”

    The above Bible verse from the Book of Isaiah holds true for the volunteers at the Two Fish Ministries and the Full Gospel Christian Center, where over 40,000 free meals have been provided to the community over the past eight years.

  • KYTC District 5 road crews coming on duty early due to predicted snow

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 maintenance staff have been monitoring the winter weather predictions and participated in a conference call this afternoon with the National Weather Service. Based on the current forecast, road crews will report to work this evening at midnight in preparation for the coming snow.

    District 5 road crews have spent the day getting their equipment ready for service. They have been performing routine maintenance, checking the plow blades and fueling the trucks.

  • WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH 7 A.M. SATURDAY

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm warning for Bullitt County through 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

    NWS forecasts 7 inches of snow accumulation for the Bullitt County area of Friday, along with winds gusting up to 26 MPH. Periods of whiteout conditions are expected, along with periods of blowing and drifting snow.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 17, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Belcher selected to serve on Appropriations, Revenue committee in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT -- Kentucky House leadership announced that it has appointed state Rep. Linda Belcher to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which oversees the state’s two-year budget and road plan.

  • Programs help families get beyond abuse issues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hillview resident Gwinn Taylor was at rock bottom.

    “I had lost my kids to CPS,” she said. “I pled guilty to neglect charges, which I had earned. I was an IV heroin user. I was on the street selling my body. I needed help.”

    After arriving at the county clerk’s office “high as a kite,” she was put in front of Circuit Judge Elise Spainhour.

    Spainhour introduced Taylor to the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program.

  • Valentine Gala tickets, chances on sale

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Problem gambling info available during world-record Powerball jackpot run

     As the current Powerball jackpot sits at $1.4 billion, the Kentucky Lottery and the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling are urging perspective for the world-record jackpot.