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  • High winds, not tornado, hits MW area

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A fast moving storm hit Bullitt County on Saturday afternoon but the National Weather Service’s survey of the area did not reveal a tornado.

    At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, reports of a heavy storm left a path of wind damage, mainly on either side of Highway 44 from the Pleasant Grove area to Mount Washington.

    Numerous trees and power lines were down in the area.

    There was also structural damage to several buildings and reports of roof damage were numerous in the area.

  • Free app can make it easier to provide info to first responders

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home has graciously invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. 

    The owners recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #7738. 

  • Charges of arson dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man indicted for starting fires at the same home on two occasions has had those charges dismissed.

    William Prather, also known as William Prater, had the indictment against him dismissed on Oct. 30.

    According to the original indictment, he allegedly started a fire on Sept. 1, 2016, and again on Oct. 18, 2016, and was charged with two counts of arson.

    If convicted, he could have faced 10-20 years in prison.

  • White Flag program for homeless gets cool first reaction from council

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As winter weather approaches, Carl Rogers would like to expand on his current Room in the Inn program for those who are homeless.

    However, his request to open up the Shepherdsville Community Center on nights when temperatures drop below freezing received a bit of a chilly reception.

    Patterned after “white flag” programs in other areas, Rogers said he was seeking a place for any homeless person to come in out of the cold.

  • Roby continues to play football despite some early obstacles

    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.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 19, 2017

     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.

     

  • Hillview to host Thanksgiving dinner for the community

     HILLVIEW — It is something Jim Eadens has thought about doing for years.

    Now, it will become a reality.

    The mayor of Hillview is organizing a Thanksgiving meal for seniors and those in need.

    The meal will be served on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Eadens is working to get donations and volunteers.

    “There are a lot of struggling families,” said Eadens. “We need to do something.”

  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

  • The Great American Smokeout

     FRANKFORT – Today, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is raising awareness about lung cancer in Kentucky.

    Lung cancer impacts Kentuckians more than any other cancer. In Kentucky, both men and women have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other state in the U.S. More Kentuckians have died from lung cancer than all of the next seven leading causes of cancer death combined.

  • Church shootings lead to step being taken locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, wasn’t the first such event to occur in a house of worship.

    In fact, because of the number of shootings taking place in churches over recent years, safety precautions are being taken to keep congregations as safe as possible and discourage similar situations.

    For local church leaders, it means determining a fine line of adequate security measures at each location.