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  • MW Lions Club collects old pill bottles for another use overseas

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Finding time to volunteer can be difficult, but what if it was as easy as putting empty pill bottles into a box rather than a trash can?

    Mount Washington Lion Gary Meredith is heading an empty-pill bottle collection to send overseas.

    “A lot of these places overseas don’t have anything to dispense medicine in, so they’re being handed their pills to put in their pockets or whatever they can find,” Meredith said.

  • Bernheim makes largest acquisition since inception with Simon property

     CLERMONT - Where forestry and conservation are concerned, Bernheim Forest officials never want their efforts to level off.

    Thanks to the acquisition of almost 1,000 acres connecting to the forest, known as the Big Level, Bernheim will be able to increase natural habitats and expand current conservation efforts.

  • Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

      FRANKFORT - With several school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia. Travelers should use alternate routes and avoid areas impacted by the closure.

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 30 when sections of a bridge on I-85 collapsed due to a fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. Georgia officials have not determined how long repairs are expected to take.

  • Fish Friday

     LEBANON JUNCTION - There are no friars at St. Benedict Catholic Church, but there are plenty of fish fryers in the old school cafeteria.

    The church began its annual fish fry Fridays, held during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday.

    Fish sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp and oysters are all available, along with side items ranging from onion rings and hushpuppies to green beans and slaw. Homemade desserts are also available.

  • Boy dies, three hurt in single-vehicle crash

     ZONETON -- An young boy died and three others were injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening.

    However, investigators have little to say or to confirm as the probe into the fatal accident continues.

    Connor Cochran, 8, died when the car in which he was riding struck a tree of Zoneton Road at Sunshine Drive.

    Mike Cook, the public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that a call came into dispatch at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Public looks for resources locally in battle against abuses

     HILLVIEW — She came looking for assistance.

    A problem she never imagined that would enter her family had happened.

    Now, she was hoping that several agencies attending a community forum on substance abuse providers could lend some assistance.

    Recently, a community forum was held with providers, such as Our Lady of Peace, Centerstone, The Brooke, Reach, Boys and Girls Haven and 180 Degree Counseling, present to give some advice and information.

  • Quilters enjoy annual event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Stitches and patterns and fabric, oh my!

    The annual Quilter’s Day Out brought together sewers from across Kentuckiana to show off their work, share tips and shop for their next projects.

    Held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the show featured booths from 14 guilds and 24 vendors.

    Throughout the day, participants were able to listen to presentations by Kentucky State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Nancy Cann and local instructor Pam Shartzer.

  • Brooks Elementary mourns loss of teacher

     BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  • Ernspiker deployed for overseas duty

     Army Spc. Logan G. Ernspiker has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

    Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 

  • N. Buckman closure scheduled April 3-7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 61 in Bullitt County scheduled for early April.

    Contract crews will be installing drainage pipe at the intersection of KY 61 (North Buckman Street) and KY 44 in Shepherdsville. This work is part of the $40.9 million widening and realignment of KY 61 between KY 44 and Hillbrook Drive.