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Today's News

  • No Peak, no valley for East in win over Panthers

     LOUISVILLE – The incredible shrinking basketball team picked up another win on Tuesday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled past Pleasure Ridge Park 58-41 in the opening round of the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.

  • Poor shooting costs East chance at late rally

     LOUISVILLE – An offensive power outage in the second half kept Bullitt East from making any kind of run at the Male Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday in the second round of the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.

    Scoring just four baskets after halftime, Bullitt East dropped a 65-42 decision to the state’s fourth-ranked team.

  • House seats have interesting matchups in primary

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Voters will have a few races to vote upon in the May primary -- but not many.

    With the primary filing deadline on Tuesday afternoon, Republicans will have only a couple of races to cast ballots on.

    And, in reality, no GOP member will have more than one race that will be contested and some may not have any.

    Voters living in the state 49th House district will have both a Republican and a Democratic primary race on May 24.

    For the Democrats, incumbent Linda Belcher is once again challenged by Jim Caccatore of Hillview.

  • Charges against teacher suspended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --A former Bullitt Central teacher charged with having sexual relations with a student could have those charges dropped within the next year.

    Chrystal Dawn Chappell, 25, reached an agreed order to suspend any prosecution of the six counts of rape.

    If Chappell does not commit a crime within the next year, she will return next January to have the charges dismissed.

    The agreement came on Thursday after several attempts to resolve the case had failed.

  • Winning Formula: Hebron’s Fuhrman claims consecutive titles in science fair competition

    HEBRON ESTATES - Gracelynn Fuhrman accomplished what no other Bullitt County student had ever done, even if it was scientifically possible.

    Gracelynn took first place honors for the middle school level at the Bullitt County Public Schools annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    In doing so, Gracelynn became the first student to win the competition in consecutive years.

    Gracelynn will now head to regional competition in March. She earned a third place finish at last year’s competition.

  • Plan would have Chromebooks in middle, high for every student

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What would your middle or high school student think if the only thing he or she might be carrying to class would be a lightweight computer?

    Sound like something only big, rich school districts would have?

    Guess again.

    Starting next year, the Bullitt County Public School System will implement a program to provide laptops to students in grades 9-11.

    By the 2019-20 school year, everyone from grades 6-12 will have the devices.

    The school board gave its approval to move ahead with the program.

  • Miami resident involved in Leitchfield burglary conspiracy

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea, from a Miami resident, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., to federal conspiracy and theft charges stemming from his participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in March 2011. 

  • Atherton selected chairperson of Bullitt County Public School Board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.

  • Bullitt Countian Myers to play softball for Bresica U.

      BARDSTOWN -- When Megan Myers joined the Bethlehem softball squad as a sophomore, she brought a gritty toughness and versatility to the team that helped push the Banshees over the edge and to the top of the district heap.

    Myers has anchored the Banshees’ defense at shortstop since her arrival, and as the team’s top hitter and fastest player, she’s a terror for opposing teams as a tablesetter for the Bethlehem offense.

  • BE’s McKinley headed to Brescia U. to play baseball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Getting the chance to get in on the ground floor of something special was just the right sales pitch for Bullitt East pitcher Kyle McKinley when he sat down with Brescia head coach Andrew Dickson.

    A first-year head coach who is returning to the school where he played his final two seasons of college baseball, Dickson sold McKinley on the chance to help turnaround a program that fell to an 18-35 mark last season.

    McKinley made it all official recently when he signed with the NAIA school in Owensboro.