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  • Medical professionals volunteer time to provide free Surgery on Sunday

     HILLVIEW - Jane Jones worked her entire life.

    She even worked more than one job at a time.

    But, due to a change in her employer’s benefit package, Jones suddenly found herself without insurance.

    Due to her high blood pressure and diabetes, securing her own insurance policy was either impossible or the premiums were too high to afford.

    She fell and tore her rotator cuff. But for over 13 months, the best Jones could do would be to have her arm in a sling.

    That was before Surgery on Sunday.

  • Monthly fun at Mount Washington AARP chapter

     AARP presented their required annual “State of the Chapter” meeting a little differently this year.

    Between folk-song classics and spontaneous dance numbers, the officers summed up their past year:

    In January, the group moved their monthly meetings from to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church after outgrowing the Ralph Lutes Senior Center, their previous home of over 20 years.

    During tax season, the members donated lunches to the Tax Aide Volunteers, something they plan to do again this season.

  • Double Dose of Winter

     Bullitt County got hit be a dose of snow on Wednesday and a little bigger slash on Friday.

    Schools were closed the final three days of the week and the closing date is now May 31. 

    No major issues, other than trying to negotiate the deeper snows of 3-8 inches on Friday were reported.

    For more pictures from the snowy weekend, visit our multimedia section.

  • Church to take bottled water to Michigan families

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not exactly the miracle of turning water into wine, but Family Day Ministries hopes it helps and makes an impact.

    The church located in Shepherdsville is collecting cases of bottled water for distribution in Flint, Mich., where a drinking water crisis is impacting life for 100,000 residents.

    FDM co-founders Mike and Melissa Miller decided to organize a donation trip, allowing Bullitt County residents an opportunity to assist Flint residents first-hand with clean drinking water donations.

  • Winter weather poses numerous health threats

     FRANKFORT – With low temperatures and snowy conditions around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking other necessary steps to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers of infants are also advised to follow safe sleep practices to keep infants warm, in order to help prevent injury or infant deaths.

  • 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.