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Today's News

  • Lady Chargers stay hot; win two more contests

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers’ mid-season surge continued over the weekend as the red and gold knocked off two formidable foes over the weekend.

    On Friday, the Lady Chargers welcomed Central High School to Mount Washington and pulled out a 64-50 victory over a Lady Jacket team that entered the contest with a 12-5 record. Central had played in the Schmid Funeral Home Holiday Classic at Bullitt East back in December, finishing fourth but not facing Bullitt East.

  • Cougar struggles continue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Running in quicksand.

    That seems to be the situation that the Bullitt Central Cougars have found themselves in for much of the season. After starting the campaign 3-1, the maroon and gray have dropped 11 straight contests.

    The outcomes have not been lopsided for the most part, but the team just can’t seem to make the plays down the stretch to get the wins.

    Last week, the team lost a pair of games. On Monday, it was Atherton outscoring the Cougars 27-9 in the second quarter as they then held on to win 67-56.

  • Politics aside, fiscal court has two major decisions

     Bullitt Fiscal Court members have two very big decisions on their plates for early 2016.

    One has garnered much publicity and the other not as much.

    First, the county must make a decision on the future of its public pool system.

    Managed under contract by the Bullitt County Family YMCA, the pool at Bullitt Central has repairs of around $200,000. If they are not done, the pool will not open.

    That news hit the public in November, three months after county officials were apparently notified.

  • MW leaders take refreshing action in zoning request

     Kudos to the Mount Washington City Council.

    Is the reason for a pat on the back for something monumental? No.

    We commend the council for taking the people of the community to heart before making a decision.

    The most personal of decisions any govenrmental agency may make is a zoning request.

    Many affect few. Some affect many.

  • Snow day decisions are no fun

     Among the several responsibilities that the Board of Education  has delegated to me as BCPS superintendent is the decision to close school when necessary for student safety. 

    At any meeting of state superintendents, especially during the winter months, the topic of school closings and the lamenting of the no-win nature of the decision in many -- if not most -- cases when the decision has to be made is a regular topic of conversations in the hallways. 

  • KYTC District 5 road crews coming on duty early due to predicted snow

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 maintenance staff have been monitoring the winter weather predictions and participated in a conference call this afternoon with the National Weather Service. Based on the current forecast, road crews will report to work this evening at midnight in preparation for the coming snow.

    District 5 road crews have spent the day getting their equipment ready for service. They have been performing routine maintenance, checking the plow blades and fueling the trucks.

  • WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH 7 A.M. SATURDAY

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm warning for Bullitt County through 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

    NWS forecasts 7 inches of snow accumulation for the Bullitt County area of Friday, along with winds gusting up to 26 MPH. Periods of whiteout conditions are expected, along with periods of blowing and drifting snow.

  • Mercy week is big deal for Charger girls

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It is Mercy week for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, one of the biggest and toughest weeks of the regular season.

    Riding a six-game winning streak (not counting a game on Saturday at Lafayette) and winners in 10 of their last 11 games, the Lady Chargers appear ready for the challenge. Coach Chris Stallings’ team will play three games in five days against top-flight competition.

  • Frigid shooting leads to North’s first setback to a Kentucky team

     VALLEY STATION – Live by the three, die by not making the three.

    That pretty much summed up North Bullitt’s short trip to last week’s Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School.

    The Eagles, a team that had made 12 three-pointers four days earlier in a win over Pleasure Ridge Park, made just two three-pointers on Tuesday and lost 63-45 to St. Xavier. The 45 points for North Bullitt in this game is 11 points fewer than the green and gold had scored in 14 previous games against Kentucky teams.

  • Sharpe guns down Bears from beyond the three-point line

     VALLEY STATION – It was raining three pointers on the Butler Bears on Wednesday in a second-round game of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School.

    Fueled by the hot hand of Bullitt East’s Tyler Sharpe, the Chargers pulled away from a 34-34 tie early in the third quarter to beat the Bears 75-54.