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Today's News

  • BE’s Sharpe jumps at chance to play at U of L

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a whirlwind two-week courtship, Bullitt East senior basketball standout Tyler Sharpe announced on Monday that he has decided to become a ‘preferred’ walk-on at the University of Louisville.

    News on Sharpe’s recruitment has mentioned a lot of different schools this winter, but not the Cardinals. The interest didn’t sprout until Louisville assistant coach David Padgett called Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr to gauge interest from Sharpe.

  • Using wooden bats suits North Bullitt just fine

     HEBRON ESTATES -- With six games on the slate last week, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise got an opportunity to see a lot of pitchers take the mound.

    And he also saw his team come away with the title from the Ray Chapman Wooden Bat Classic in Ohio County.

    With just a single game this week prior to its annual trip to the Cal Ripkin Experience in Myrtle Beach, Wise was trying to get another contest.

    The highlight game of the week came on Friday when the Eagles fell 8-2 to Manual, a perennially good team in the Seventh Region.

  • Trinity gets the best of East in nine inning battle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After an opening week to the season that head coach Jeff Bowles called ‘nearly perfect’, the winds of change blew in the opposite direction last week as the Chargers dropped a pair of games.

    Still, the two losses brought forth different emotions. On Monday, the Chargers dropped a nine-inning, 3-1 decision to traditional state power Trinity.

    Two days later, the loss was more painful as the Chargers did not snap back well, losing a 9-7 decision at Fairdale.

  • BC baseball seeking better hitting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite a lack of hitting, the Bullitt Central baseball team managed to win three of five games last week as strong pitching managed to carry the day.

    Unlike many teams in the area, the Cougars have managed to play a good number of games through the first three weeks of the regular season. As of the weekend, Bullitt Central stood 5-5 overall.

    “We are just hitting the ball terribly,” veteran head coach G.J. Moore said earlier this week. “We didn’t hit it well last year, but it is worse this year.”

  • Louisville man detained pending child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man formerly employed by Kentucky Country Day of Louisville as a high school physical education teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department was detained today pending trial for violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Matthew Graves, age 38, is charged in an indictment with Advertising, Transportation, and Receipt of child pornography.  These charges stem from his use of the social media messaging application KIK.

  • Former Louisville pastor sentenced for viewing child porn

     LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky, parish, Stephen A. Pohl, 57, was sentenced today in United States District Court, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 33 months in prison followed by a life term of Supervised Release for violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.  There is no parole in the federal criminal justice system.

  • UPDATE: MW man killed in train vs. car wreck

     HILLVIEW -- A train crossing which has been the scene of accidents in the past, claimed a life on Tuesday morning.

    Xavier Froeber, 19, was pronounced dead by the Bullitt County Coroner's Office.

    Around 8:30 a.m., Froeber's vehicle was traveling on Highway 1020, attempting to beat a northbound train at the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

    The train struck the car.

    According to various reports, it appeared Froeber attempted to beat the northbound train.

  • Honoring Mary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Regular visitors to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Seniors Center are not strangers to retirement.

    However, the party they attended was to celebrate a special retirement for a special person.

    Senior Center director Mary Wilson is retiring after 12 years of fun daily activities, special parties, hot meals and plenty of love.

    The seniors reciprocated that love with a special party in Wilson’s honor, including gifts and visits from some of Wilson’s past and present co-workers.

  • Lebanon Junction serious about cleaning up community

    LEBANON JUNCTION— Though it is small, it is fierce.

    And it won’t stop until it gets what it wants which, in this case, is an appealing city.

    “We used to be the Mayberry of this end of the county and I’d like to keep it that way,” Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield said.

    Dangerfield reminded the city council at a recent meeting that the town’s slogan is “We care.” and that, often times, the community doesn’t look like it.

  • Evan Kerr will be part of WKU production of Guys and Dolls

     BOWLING GREEN -- “Only Doing It for Some Doll.”

    So describes the behavior of the ‘guys’ in Frank Loesser’s classic musical Guys and Dolls.

    This joint production of WKU’s Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance is based on Damon Runyon’s stories of New York gamblers in the ‘40s and will be presented April 1-3 at Van Meter Hall.

    The show was a great success on Broadway in 1950 and has been performed all around the world. In 1955 it was made into a movie starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.