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Today's News

  • Dishon sentenced to 20 years for death of Jessica Dishon, other sexual offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Stanley Lewis Dishon was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    Special Circuit Judge Charles Simms III accepted the guilty plea entered by Dishon, 57.

    Among the charges was manslaughter. This involved the 1999 death of his niece Jessica Dishon.

    But the most extensive prison sentences dealt with a variety of sex offenses Dishon committed against family members dating back to 1982.

    While several of the victims sought answers from Dishon on why he committed the acts, the defendant did not answer.

  • I-65 ramp closure this weekend

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a ramp closure this weekend to northbound Interstate 65 at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.  This ramp closure is part of a $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65.

  • Lady Chargers break quickly from the gate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Heading into the first major softball tournament of the season on Friday when they played in Elizabethtown at the Big M Chevrolet Classic, Bullitt East head coach Ricky Hoffman didn’t really know what to expect.

    Six games later and with the only two losses being by one run, including a 3-2 loss to the number one ranked team in the state, Hoffman was all smiles when the team got back to Mount Washington.

  • Lady Eagles stumble early, but rally for win a day later

     HEBRON ESTATES – The start wasn’t exactly what head coach Mike Nally was hoping for, but his North Bullitt Lady Eagles snapped back with two better outings later in the week to start the high school softball season.

    Last Monday, North Bullitt was able to get its field ready for a game and had Manual making a visit. The outcome was all Crimsons as Manual rolled to a 15-3 win in six innings.

  • 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.  

  • 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.