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Today's News

  • Middle school students see consequences

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—How do you have kids gets a firsthand understanding of what a life of substance abuse can do without giving them the actual substance?

    You give them the cliff notes version.

    Close to 400 eighth graders from Mount Washington and Eastside middle schools were given the chance to “live through” sibling’s deaths, friends’ addictions and their own “go-to-jail” scenarios by attending “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours.”

  • BE’s Masden third in girls’ 800-meter run

     LEXINGTON – The game plan was solid and the execution flawless, but it still wasn’t enough on Saturday for Bullitt East senior Lauren Masden to ‘steal’ a victory in the girls’ 800-meter run at the KHSAA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Kentucky.

  • Softball teams peaking at right time

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Hot!

    The Bullitt East Lady Chargers ended the regular season on a hot streak, adding three more victories last week to run the team’s winning streak to nine games and 14 of 15 over the final four weeks of the regular season.

    The only thing that could cool off the Lady Chargers was Mother Nature. Bullitt East traveled to northern Kentucky on Saturday to play two games, but after six innings and a 3-1 win over Boone County, a second game against Highlands was called because of the weather.

  • Harlan Co. man charged with child sex offenses

     HARLAN On May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Clayton E. Lee, 60, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Lee was arrested as the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after Post 10-Harlan investigators received information regarding child sexual exploitation images being located on Lee’s computer.

  • Former Henderson Co. church treasurer guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO – The former treasurer of Greater Norris Baptist Church, located in Henderson County, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 21 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $201,260.02 in restitution, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • BE’s Peak signs with NAIA Cumberlands

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Alyssa Peak was determined that she was not going to make a rush decision about a college during the season.

    That plan worked out to perfection as she would have made a completely different decision during the season.

    As it turned out, Peak didn’t really get any attention from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky until after the end of the season in March. Up until that point, Peak was getting most of the attention from Centre and Indiana University-Southeast.

  • Young Authors Winners

     Dozens of elementary and middle school students wrote their way to honors during the district’s 2017 Young Author ceremony.

    School winners received certificates while district winners were awarded plaques. Here are results from each grade level:

  • Marshall Co. resident sentenced for bank, i.d. fraud

      PADUCAH – A Marshall County, Kentucky, resident was recently sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $109,064.94 in restitution for committing bank fraud and identity fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Cougars finish 10th at archery nationals

     LOUISVILLE – Competing last weekend at the NASP Nationals in Louisville, the number one Bullitt Central team finished tenth overall out of 248 teams.

    Coach Dustin Metcalf’s squad finished with a score of 3,411, slightly off the team’s best mark of the season at 3,416. That score came in winning the KHSAA Region 4 title back in March.

  • Diamond sports post-season starts Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The final group of post-season tourneys will start today as both softball and baseball move into district play.

    The good news for local fans is that they won’t have to go out of the county this year for the first week of play.

    Nothing has changed in the format for the two post-season diamond events. The top two teams in each tourney will advance to the Sixth Region tournaments which will be held the following week. As in the past, the district winners will be host teams on Memorial Day and will be playing a district runner-up.