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Today's News

  • Lady Cougars drop first two

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting on a field was job one last week…any field.

    The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars did get that accomplished last week, playing softball on real dirt and grass for the first time since practice started back on Feb. 15.

    Perhaps even better news was that after playing two games early last week, the team got some time off for practice. For a young and inexperienced team, that might have been the most important part of the season.

  • Metro United Way funds help provide volunteer coordinator for CASA

     With funding from Metro United Way, the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently hired Stan Bowling as its part-time Volunteer Coordinator. 

    Stan will be working to recruit, train and support volunteers to serve additional children who are in the court system as a result of dependency, abuse or neglect.  

    Stan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and recently moved to Bullitt County.  

  • Gala provides educational grant funds for foundation

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  • KSP charges Louisville man for child porn

      LOUISVILLE - On March 24, 2015, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post-4 Elizabethtown, arrested Jason Koerner, 35, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Trial against ex-teacher delayed until July

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The trial of a former Bullitt Central teacher will not be conducted until July.

    Crystal Chappell has been indicted on six counts of rape, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    The former teacher is accused of having sexual intercourse with a student at Bullitt Central since June 1, 2014.

    The action was brought to the attention of school officials in late August 2014 and Chappell was immediately suspended from her position as a math teacher.

  • LJ works out way to secure new fire apparatus

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Christmas came early for the Lebanon Junction Fire Department.

    At a recent special meeting, the city council voted 4-2 in support of giving the department 25 percent of a pending $43,000 loan from the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    Assistant fire chief Kendall Coleman told the council at the last meeting that the department needed a new firetruck to replace an 1993 model ambulance they had purchased 10 years ago that had gone bad.

  • Power of showing up important in education

      There is a lot of research indicating that almost all students who attend school on a regular basis attain at least adequate levels of academic success.

    When Woody Allen said “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” he wasn’t far off. 

    Obviously, we want more than 80 percent of success, but the quote and the research taken together begs the question of why students miss school and what can we, as a school system and a community of thoughtful adults, do about it. 

  • Central starts fast, but has to learn to close out contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of games went pretty well for the Bullitt Central Cougars in the first week of the high school baseball season, but the maroon and gray could not find a way to carry that over to the end of games.

    As such, the Cougars went 1-4 to open the season. In three of the losses, Bullitt Central was either ahead or tied going into the sixth inning.

  • Kromenacker’s walk-off homer lifts BE in opener

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Living a dream.

    That was the situation for Bullitt East junior Derrick Kromenacker last Monday. In his very first varsity start for the Chargers, he belted a walk-off home run as the red and gold defeated DeSales 3-2.

    That win started an opening week for coach Jeff Bowles’ team that ended with a 3-2 record.

    “For not being outside, it was a pretty good start,” Bowles said over the weekend. We pitched it pretty well.”

  • First week on a field goes well for North Bullitt

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Take away a wind-blown home run and the North Bullitt Eagles would have had a near perfect week on the baseball diamond.

    As it turned out, head coach Brian Wise was still very pleased with his team’s first week of play -- which also turned out to be its first time on the field due to inclement spring weather.

    The Eagles, the defending Sixth Region champs, got the season off to a 4-2 start, which pleased Wise.