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Today's News

  • BE's Mattingly to wrestle at St. Catharine

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After falling in love with the sport as an eighth-grader, now Bullitt East senior Dylan Mattingly can continue competing in wrestling for the next four years after signing with St. Catharine College recently.
        The overall situation worked out just fine for Mattingly. St. Catharine just completed its first season of wrestling after becoming only the third school in the state to offer the sport, joining Campbellsville and Lindsey Wilson.

  • Spring fashions to take the stage April 18 in Mount Washington

    Still need an outfit for Derby? Come to the 8thAnnual Mount Washington Style Show at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center Saturday, April 18, at noon, for ideas.

    Sponsored by the Mount Washington Seniors, the annual event is a fundraiser to help run the senior center, said the coordinator Judy Hall.

    “The center provides a place for the Mount Washington senior community to meet,” she said. “We play cards and have potlucks once a month.”

    But guests of all ages are encouraged to attend.

  • Lebanon Junction dealing with break in discharge pipe; solution expensive

    The forecast for Lebanon Junction looks red.

    At a recent meeting of the city council, Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis had some bad news—their discharge pipe has a break.

    “It's a compliance issue and is causing erosion,” he said.

    Curtis said the pipe transports clean water to the Rolling Fork River, but with the break is discharging before it reaches the river.

    While it continues to not to flow properly to its designated discharge point, there is a chance silt could enter the river, he said.

  • County escapes major damage from series of torrential rain events

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--At one point, the Salt River was rising at the rate of one foot every 15 minutes.

    For Mike Phillips and his Bullitt County Emergency Management crew, this was very alarming.

    However, with the worst of the rains ending early Friday evening, Bullitt County has apparently avoided another major natural disaster.

    With a series of heavy rains marching through the Bullitt County area over a 36-hour period, Phillips said the projections predicted major flooding.

  • Tennis teams finish first half with improved play

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The changing weather has been tough this spring.
    Warm, hot days followed by winter winds.
    With about a month to go until regional competition, teams were getting in some final matches in the days before spring break.

  • 2015 Salem Speedway season kicks off April 12

     SALEM, Ind. - Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery kicks-off it’s 69th year of existence on Sunday, April 12th, with four-divisions sharing the famed racing facility for an afternoon of on-track action.

    The season opening event features the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Midwest Thunder Roadsters on the half-mile high banks, with the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks competing on the quarter-mile infield oval.

  • KYTC District 5 road closures due to flooding issues

    The following routes in District 5 are closed due to problems caused by flooding as of 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Unless noted, the road is closed due to water over the pavement.

     

    Bullitt

    KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) closed at bridge over Knob Creek, mile point 2.1 (approach road washed away)

    KY 1116 (Zoneton Road) closed at bridge over Cedar Creek, mile point 1.8

    KY 480 closed between Cromwell Lane and Woodsdale Road, mile point 9-10

     

    Jefferson

  • BC wins first in softball while North wins two

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Tied at 2-2 heading into the top of the seventh inning on a road trip to Breckinridge County, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars exploded for nine runs in the top of the final frame to win 11-2 for the team’s first win of the season.

    In the big inning, the Lady Cougars sent 12 batters to the plate and they pounded out eight hits including back-to-back doubles from Belle Leonard and Brooklyn Benefield that helped break the game open as well as a bases clearing triple by Sarah Noble.

  • BE and BC clash at Nelson County Ice-Breaker event

     BARDSTOWN – Bullitt Central entered the area high school track wars last week as they opened their season at the aptly named Nelson County Icebreaker Meet.

    Bullitt East, which had already competed in two meets prior to this one, was also in the field and had a strong outing on the girls’ side.

    Girls’ Action

    Bullitt East picked up seven wins in the 17 events and showed that they will be one of the top teams in the area again this season.

  • Wind not blowing at NB leads to balls flying out

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Maybe for the first time in recent memory the wind was not blowing into the face of the batters at North Bullitt High.

    With no wind, skipper Brian Wise’s team turned into the long-ball Eagles last week.

    Six balls left the yard for North Bullitt. Unfortunately, one also left off the bat of a visiting player.

    Still, entering the third week of play, Wise has to be pleased with his team’s 6-3 record.