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Today's News

  • Chargers help Kentucky keep the Challenge Cup

     ELIZABETHTOWN -- On the Saturday before playing in the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers traveled to Central Hardin High School to participate in the Fifth Annual Kentucky-Indiana Hall of Fame Challenge Cup.

    The event, which was held at Freedom Hall in 2014 and the Frankfort Civic Center in 2016, involves five games with teams from Kentucky paired against their rivals from Indiana. The state that wins the majority of the games claims the Challenge Cup which then resides in that state’s High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • ‘Mercy Week’ for East

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It is the annual ‘Mercy Week’ for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they will play the Jaguars on Tuesday before returning to the school on Friday and Saturday to participate once again in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Classic.

    This is the sixth straight season that Bullitt East has taken on their district rivals and played in the area’s top ‘showcase’ event in the same week.

  • Down 18, BE rallies late to beat Panthers

     VALLEY STATION – Trailing 47-29 two minutes into the second half in the final opening round game of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers rallied on Tuesday to beat Pleasure Ridge Park 66-64.

    The win moved the Chargers into the quarter-finals on Wednesday where they were set to play Fern Creek, the top-ranked team in Kentucky this season.

  • Frustrating late call knocks out Chargers

     VALLEY STATION – Putting forth a superlative effort against the state’s top-ranked team, Bullitt East had a shot at the upset of Fern Creek on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament before a phantom walking call with 1.8 seconds remaining in the game kept the Chargers from getting a chance at forcing an overtime in a 52-50 contest.

    In a game that had 11 lead changes and seven ties and in which neither team ever led by more than five points, the finish was anti-climatic for both teams.

  • Sarah Hampton now part of technology program at BCPS

     The newest computer maintenance technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.

    Her duties with the district technology department include working with colleagues fixing broken items and making sure technology works for everyone.

    “I have two kids that are in the school district and several friends that work here and heard how awesome it was and wanted something that would be close to my passion, and that’s helping people out,” she said.

  • Bowling Green business owner convicted of fraud, laundering

     BOWLING GREEN – The owner of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was convicted of wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering today in United States District Court, for creating a scheme that defrauded investors of $1,175,000 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • KYTC crews in Louisville area ready for winter storm

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews will report to work on Friday morning ready to treat roads as a winter storm is predicted for western and central Kentucky.

    A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is forecast for midday on Friday in the Louisville area and will transition to snow by early evening requiring KYTC snowfighters to work long shifts clearing roadways.

  • The year of the twin in hoops

      SHEPHERSVILLE – Nobody loves the fact that basketball players have numbers on their uniforms more than me.

    While that goes for every season, it is doubly a good thing this season, the winter of the twins.

    There are no fewer than four pairs of twins in Bullitt County basketball this season and three sets of twins are playing key roles for their teams.

  • January month to honor school board members

     Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Bullitt County Public School District is joining in the celebration.

    The Bullitt County Board of Education is composed of Dolores Ashby, Debby Atherton, Lorraine McLaughlin, Darrell Coleman and Diane Thompson. 

    The board meets twice a month (work session on the second Monday; regular meeting the fourth Monday). 

    All meetings are at 6 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center. 

  • Second Chances program 'Batty for Bats'

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

    Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL’s “Batty for Bats” program.

    Williams informed them that vampire bats don’t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.