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Today's News

  • Cougar Basketball Camps

    Basketballs were bouncing at Bullitt Central recently with both the Cougar and Lady Cougar basketball camps being held.

    Coach Joe Pat Lee’s Cougar camp was held in the mornings had almost 100 players taking part.

    The group got a lot of basketball as well as a talk from University of Louisville football player Doug Beaumont who played basketball at Male when Lee was the freshman coach.

    The Lady Cougar camp was run under the direction of Bryan Bates and he had a almost 80 girls taking part.

  • Swannie Jett eager to take health department to next level

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When told about the changes to the Bullitt County Public Health Department over the past 23 years, Swannie Jett is amazed.

    But as the new director of the public health agency, Jett is looking forward to continuing the growth experienced in the past three decades.

    Jett, who was recently introduced as the new director, said the challenges he faces are not the same as those experienced by retired leader Ned Fitzgibbons.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 13:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Closed between mile points 1 and 2 on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for culvert replacement. Local access will be allowed, but not through traffic.

  • Eagle Basketball Camp

    HEBRON ESTATES - Basketball was the name of the game last week at the annual Eagle Hoops Camp at North Bullitt under the direction of Lee Barger. The morning and afternoon sessions totaled 155 campers for four days filled with shooting, dribbling and games.

  • Nita Neal to adjust after her 38 years at Bullitt East

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Bullitt East Assistant Principal Nita Neal isn’t quite sure how she will adjust to retirement after 38 years in education.

    After all, it has been her dream to be an educator since she was in elementary school.

    “I decided in second grade that I’ve always loved school and I loved my teachers. I wanted other people to feel about me the way I felt about teachers,” she said.

  • Youth Fishing Day

    There were plenty of fish and plenty of young fishermen recently at the Kids Fishing Day at Beam Lake.

    The annual free event was sponsored by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department. The day was for youngsters younger than 15 to get a taste of fishing. There were a number of prizes given to the top fishermen that day.

    The event was held at Beam Lake across from the distillery on Highway 245 next to Bernheim Forest.

  • St. Clair death sentence at Supreme Court

    ELIZABETHTOWN - In a 180-degree turn from prosecutors’ long-standing opinions, special attorneys with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office chose last week to postpone a Hardin County re-trial of convicted killer Michael St. Clair until a Supreme Court ruling on his appeal of a Bullitt County death penalty is made.

    A Bullitt County jury found St. Clair guilty of the 1991 murder of Bardstown resident Frank Brady in 1998 and sentenced him to death, but that penalty was overturned by Kentucky’s Supreme Court in 2004.

  • The Boys of Summer

    Baseballs were everywhere last week at the Mount Washington Youth Baseball and Softball facility as the annual Bullitt East Charger Baseball Camp took place with over 100 players taking part.

    There was plenty of base running, throwing, catching and hitting over three days as Bullitt East coaches and players past and present worked with the younger players on fundamentals.

    On the last day of the camp, games were played in different age groups.

  • Bullitt East's Stevens named Class AA Track's top athlete

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East junior track standout Jackie Stevens was recently named the Class AA Female Track Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association.

    The KTCCCA award is amazing for Stevens given the fact that she just completed only her second year in the sport. In May, she won both the girls' discus and the shot put to become the first Bullitt East state track champion in 21 years.

    Stevens is the first Bullitt County track athlete to earn the Athlete of the Year recognition.

  • Clark improves one step up to earn fair crown

    BERNHEIM - "One step up" was a slogan that worked very well for Kindra Danielle Clark on the first night of the 2009 Bullitt County Fair.

    The runner-up in the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant a year ago, Clark woke up Monday morning wanting to have fun and also improving one spot over a year ago in the top beauty competition for the week.

    Mission accomplished.

    Under the pavilion in front of a few hundred on-lookers, Clark dazzled the three judges enough to take the title from five other girls.