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Today's News

  • Public Health Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that the influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Dishon murder trial set for July

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By this time next year, Stanley Dishon should know his fate.

  • Hatfield resigns from SE fire board

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They may not have the ability to remove him as fire chief. However, Bullitt Fiscal Court is taking every opportunity to turn up the heat on Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield.

  • Mount Washington has the right sign

     What is one thing most politicians will talk about in their campaigns?

    Beautification.

    What is the one thing that most often gets ignored once that politician is elected to office?

    Beautification.

    While we are not sure all the language in the Mount Washington proposal to ramp up expectations for signage is good, we applaud the effort.

    Drive through the community. What do you see? A lot of junk.

    As a newspaper, it is difficult to champion the cause in limiting outdoor advertising. We get that.

  • East wins two state cheer titles

     LEXINGTON - It was a banner day on Saturday for the Bullitt East cheerleading program as a pair of Charger teams brought home titles from the Kentucky High School Cheerleading State Championships held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    It is the first KHSAA State Cheerleading Championships for Bullitt East, although, they do have one national title.

    First off on Saturday, Bullitt East won the All-Girl Small (based on the number of girls on the team) with a score of 271.1. That narrowly edged out runner-up LaRue County which had 269.1 points.

  • Oh what a week of hoops ahead

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Basketballs will be bouncing all over Kentucky later this week as the first weekend of ‘holiday’ basketball tournaments will be in full swing.

    The biggest of the events has the Bullitt East Chargers returning to play in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Tournament, the top in-state tournament during the holidays. Play will start on Friday but the Chargers will not entry the fray until Saturday.

  • Eagles turn up defensive pressure on Cougars

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Defense was the name of the game on Friday as North Bullitt and Bullitt Central put the clamps on each other before the green and gold pulled out a 46-31 victory in the first of two regular season meetings between the two rivals this winter.

    It is the game on Jan. 9 at North Bullitt that will be used for the seeding process for the 23rd District Tournament that will be played at the end of February at Bullitt Central.

  • Lady Eagles move to 4-0 with victory

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In a battle of undefeated teams, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles showed they are still the team to beat in the 23rd District as they overcame some serious foul trouble to beat Bullitt Central 56-47 on Friday.

    While this win was very satisfying for the green and gold, this was just a warm-up contest for the two teams in the district race. It will be the meeting at North Bullitt on Jan. 9 that will be used to help seed the district tournament that will be played at Bullitt Central at the end of February.

  • Those who serve deserve bit of praise as they depart offices

     Every few years, there is a changing of the guard.

    With our political cycle, there will be those who step away voluntarily or have the voters decide that it is time for a change.

    We are approaching the end of the line in this particular political cycle for some of our elected officials.

    For all of the good and for all of the bad that happens in Bullitt County, those who decide to devote time to public service are doing it for the right reason.

  • North rolls past two Oldham County teams

    HEBRON ESTATES – You couldn’t blame the North Bullitt Eagles if there wasn’t a big sigh of relief on Tuesday after the green and gold beat visiting South Oldham 76-57.

         Following an opening week to the season that saw the team lose two games and one starter to injury, North Bullitt got to play at home for the first time and put together a strong effort to beat South Oldham, the Eighth Region champions a year ago.