By DAVID ALTON
Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs
In arguably the worst winter since 2009, Kentucky National Guard troops recently played a crucial role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of their fellow citizens.
In the wake of heavy snows that began March 5, hundreds of accidents and impassable conditions stranded an estimated 600 vehicles along I-24 and I-65 in Central Kentucky. More than 150 Kentucky Guard Soldiers were called out over a two day period to support relief efforts, clear traffic and render aid to stranded motorists.