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  • Simple project crosses way into full-time hobby for pair

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--What started out as a simple favor has now became a eye-opening experience for Royce “Shorty” and Ethel Armstrong.

    Last year, Brother Billy (pastor at First Baptist Church Mount Washington) asked Shorty if he could make about 1,000 crosses to hand out on Easter Sunday.

    “He wanted everyone in the church to get one,” Shorty said.

  • Agencies combine on Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

     LOUISVILLE - If you drink and drive in Jefferson County and surrounding counties - beware.

    State and local law enforcement is cracking down on drunken driving this holiday season as part of the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

    While law enforcement will cite drivers for any moving traffic violation, there is typically an increase of drunken drivers on the roadways due to holiday parties and festivities.

  • Police warn you to take holiday safety precautions

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beware of your surroundings this holiday.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty said the number of thefts and burglaries tend to increase during the holiday season.

    He gave some tips to help keep yourselves and valuables safe this Christmas:

    -Always lock your car door

    -Make sure not leave presents in plain sight in windows whether it’s at your house in the car

    -Beware of leaving your present boxes in the trash for days. Thieves may root through it to see what new gadgets you got this year.

  • Skidmore selected for KFB leadership class; local bureau honored

     LOUISVILLE - Kyle Skidmore, a beefalo farmer in Bullitt County who also works in landscaping and construction, has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program.

    Skidmore joins 15 other Kentuckians for LEAD’s two-year, intensive learning experience‚ a program that KFB created to prepare future agricultural leaders for tomorrow’s challenges.

    The 2015-16 LEAD class was announced on Dec. 5 during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Public Health Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that the influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • WARM BULLITT...Drive to collect warm clothing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Caleanna Morley saw that there was a move in Jefferson County to collect blankets for the homeless.

    Having worked in Bullitt County, Morley knew there was a similar need here.

    With friends such as Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, Morley decided the Warm Bullitt County was needed.

    With the holidays approaching, Morley’s group is working with Shepherdsville Christian Church and others to collect and distribute items which keep Bullitt Countians warm.

  • Goodwill opens newest store in Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will hold a grand opening of its Mount Washington donation center and retail store on Friday, Dec. 12, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Noon.

    Refreshments and giveaways will be available for donors and shoppers.

  • AG cautions to give wisely this holiday season

     FRANKFORT - As Kentuckians generously open their pocketbooks and wallets for those in need of a helping hand this holiday season, Attorney General Jack Conway wants to make sure your charitable donations do not end up in the hands of scam artists.

  • 120 percent rate hike; Surcharge sought to pay off costs

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - A collapse of a private sewer treatment plant in March could come back to bite the 700 customers.

    Bullitt Utilities, which owns and operates the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, is seeking a surcharge which would add $32.19 per month to the current bills of its residential customers.

    Currently, customers are paying a flat sewer rate of $26.83. That amount would increase 120 percent to $59.02, if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Light Up Mount Washington 2014

     For the second straight year, Mother Nature played games with the Light Up Mount Washington celebration.

    After cancelling the event last year, activities moved inside this time.

    Inside First Baptist Church, there was plenty of caroling, face painting, cookies and hot chocolate and a visit from Mr. Magic.

    See more photos from Mary Barzcak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.