BARDSTOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – On September 24, Telmate representatives and the Bardstown Police Department gathered in memory of local slain Police Officer Jason Ellis. As part of the company’s program called “Telmate Fallen Heroes,” Telmate donated an undisclosed amount to the Jason Ellis Memorial Fund.
“The entire city of Bardstown continues to mourn the loss of Officer Ellis,” said Police Chief Rick McCubbin. “His memory will never be forgotten.” Bardstown Police K9 Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed in the line of duty, which happened in the early morning hours of May 25, 2013. He was ambushed when he stopped on his way home from work to clear debris from the road on the Bluegrass Parkway outside the city limits in Nelson County.
Cheryl Farley needed to get her mind off the pain after spinal surgery. So the caring, local nurse from Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, in Ontario, Oregon, started a project to help those in need. She put together one-gallon zip-lock bags with assorted hygiene supplies labeled: “Help change the life of a friend.”
The successful hygiene supply drive grew, and her living room is now home to more than 100 packets she hopes to distribute through local ambulance services and organizations like Harvest House. “The smallest thing can be huge to someone who doesn’t have anything,” said Farley.
CROWN POINT | At 13 months, the parents of Emberly Brazil knew something wasn’t right.
Her mother, Rachel Brazil, said her daughter was having seizures at night, was only saying a few words and stopped connecting emotionally with the family.
“For a few months, it was as if she wasn’t even here,” she said.
This past May, Emberly, who is now 30 months old, was diagnosed with Rett syndrome.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the neurodevelopmenal disorder effects the use of hands, head growth and causes problems walking. There is no cure for the syndrome, which affects one in every 10,000 to 15,000 girls. Read more