Kentucky Emergency Management
KENTUCKY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND BULLITT COUNTY JUDGE TO

Press Release Date:  Thursday, February 17, 2011  
Contact Information:  Buddy Rogers Tel. No. 502-607-1611
Lisa Craddock Tel No. 502-543-2262
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2011) Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
(KYEM) will recognize four local Bullitt County citizens whose fast thinking and actions helped prevent a tragedy. 

On Jan. 27, 2011, after touring the Commonwealth Energency Operations Center, loacted in Frankfort, KY. with KYEM director, John Heltzel, COL Lawrence Barrett Holmes stopped at Denny's Restaurant, ouside of Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  While dining there, COL Holmes suffered a massive stroke.
Recognizing possible stroke symptoms, his waitress Sandy Beanblossom called 911.  Her quick thinking and the quick actions of local emergency medical responders have been credited by doctors at Louisville's Jewis Hospital as instrumental in their ability to treat COL Holmes and greatly reduce the effects of the stroke.
 
WHO:   Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and
          Bullitt County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts

WHAT:  Recognition of heroic actions and presentation of KYEM appreciation                         

WHERE:  Bullitt County Judge Executive Office
                  Bullitt County Courthouse
                  300 South Buckman Street
                  Shepherdsville, Ky.40165

WHEN:  Friday, Feb, 18, 2011 
               10:30 a.m. EST