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Today's News

  • Staples making bid for even higher regional seed for ‘16

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Jacob Staples’ quest to return to the state tennis tournament may have gotten a boost last week.

    Bullitt East lost 4-1 to Manual but Staples recorded a quality victory.

    The senior defeated Luke Sheridan-Rabideau 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11).

    Sheridan-Rabideau was the fifth seed in the Sixth Region tennis tournament a year ago.

    Bullitt East coach Dustin Armstrong said that once Staples began to go after his opponent’s backhand, things turned in the Chargers’ favor.

  • Salem Speedway 2016 seasom kicks off April 10

     SALEM, Ind. – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery kicks-off it’s 70th year of existence on Sunday, April 10th, with five-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, Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks and Midwest Legends Cars competing on the quarter-mile infield oval.

  • BE’s Hinkley looking to fill slot at Kentucky Christian

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes it is darkest before the dawn when it comes to college athletic recruiting.

    Just ask Bullitt East senior Kameron Hinkley.

    Since the end of his high school season, Hinkley had been hoping to catch on with Lindsey Wilson University. As with any recruiting for sports, there was some give and take, but in the end, Lindsey Wilson was waiting for other players to make decisions before they went all in on Hinkley.

    As it turned out, the other players came through and Lindsey Wilson could not offer anything to Hinkley.

  • BC’s Taylor signs to join St. Catharine bowling

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There is nothing wrong with being aggressive when it comes to the recruiting game.

    Bullitt Central senior Dallas Taylor did just that recently when she got the ball rolling, so to speak, when she contacted St. Catharine bowling coach Larry Luvisi about joining his program.

    Luvisi was impressed and answered the email. That was all it took and recently Taylor made it all official, signing the papers to attend St. Catharine in a ceremony at Bullitt Central in front of her teammates, coaches and family.

  • Downey, Sharpe tabbed for more high school games

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Good basketball news keeps rolling in even if the season is already past.

    Downey to Play in Ohio-Kentucky Game

    North Bullitt senior Katie Downey, the Sixth Region Player of the Year, last week was invited to play in the 25th annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball series. This year’s two games will be played at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky on Saturday night.

    The girls’ game is set for 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 3, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Texas man indicted after wild ride

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who led police through a wild ride over two counties has been indicted.

    Danny Gonzales, 50, of Harlingen, Texas, has been indicted for criminal mischief, wanton endangerment and torture of a dog.

    On Feb. 12, 2016, Gonzales was driving his semi-truck northbound on Interstate 65 when he started to drive erratically, running vehicles off the roadway.

    He left I-65 at exit 121 in Brooks and drove west on Brooks Hill Road before going on Knob Creek Road.

    The driver was ultimately stopped in Jefferson County.

  • Economic development recap impressive

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An issue involving the county sheriff’s office was settled at the previous meeting.

    And an issue involving a new roadway was settled by Shepherdsville officials just minutes prior to the most recent Fiscal Court meeting.

    With the negativity behind them, Bullitt Fiscal Court members delighted in good news provided by Economic Development director John Snider.

    “It’s been one of the most exciting years in Bullitt County history,” Snider said as he began his annual report.

  • Walk provides exercise, talks with doctors

     CLERMONT -- You’ve been told the message.

    You know it is something that you need to do.

    But you really don’t have the desire to do it.

    Would it help if your doctor joined in?

    If that message was to go outside and get some exercise, a national program coming to Bullitt County might just be your answer.

    On the second Saturday of each month through November, KentuckyOne Health, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and the Bullitt County Health Department will join forces to present Walk with a Doc.

  • Tiller sees no barriers in succeeding in archery, life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary archery team has enjoyed recent success, much of it since Nevaeh Tiller decided to lend a hand.

    The fifth grader recently earned the team’s highest score, 259, to help lead SES to its first-ever archery victory at the St. Gabriel Tournament in Louisville.

    The score matched her older step-brother’s career high mark. And she did it all with one hand…literally!