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Today's News

  • Budget compromise reached

     We succeeded last week in passing a two-year, $21.5 billion biennial budget for the Commonwealth that restores funding for some of our most effective programs in K-12 education, and lessens the blow of deep cuts the governor proposed for our public colleges and universities.

  • East drops first game, but ready for Mercy showdown

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Nobody expected the Bullitt East Lady Chargers to go undefeated this season.

    Plus, being up 6-0 midway through the fifth inning on Wednesday, nobody thought that the red and gold, ranked fifth in the state, would lose.

    But the team did lose on Wednesday, falling 8-7 at Martha Layne Collins. So, when the second point came true, the first one was out the window as the Lady Chargers lost for the first time after 16 straight wins to open the season.

  • BC, NB heading on a collision course for Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The showdown is all but set for the Bullitt Central and North Bullitt softball programs as the two programs head to a clash next Monday at North Bullitt for the top spot in the 23rd District Tournament.

    Bullitt Central already has lopsided wins over both Moore and Southern, by a combined 31-0 count. North Bullitt pounded Moore last week and will face Southern on Wednesday.

  • 10-inning classic finally goes to Chargers 7-5

     HEBRON ESTATES – The play wasn’t always perfect, but there was never a dull moment on Saturday as Bullitt East and North Bullitt waged a titanic struggle before the Chargers pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning to claim a 7-5 victory.

    The battle between two of the top teams in the Sixth Region will be the only regular season meeting between the old rivals. Three of the past seven Sixth Region titles have been won by these two programs, including the last two by North Bullitt.

  • McKinley, Klefot ‘perfect’ in 10-0 win over district rivals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East seniors Kyle McKinley and Brandon Klefot needed just 42 pitches on Thursday to record a perfect game as the Chargers rolled past 24th District foe Fern Creek 10-0.

    That was the first of three straight wins for Bullitt East last week. The Chargers also beat Fairdale 9-6 on Saturday before they beat North Bullitt 7-5 in a 10-inning classic (see story above).

  • Frustrating week for Central includes 2-1 loss to Southern

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has just been on of those baseball seasons for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    Coach G.J. Moore’s team has been competitive, starting this week with an 8-14 mark. It has just been that the Cougars can’t win the tight games. Five of the 14 losses have been by one or two runs. Worse, both of the losses within the 23rd District, have been by a single run -- 3-2 to Moore and 2-1 last Tuesday to Southern.

  • Three area teams in new format team tennis tourney

     LOUISVILLE -- For years, the regional tennis tournament has determined individual players who would advance to the state tournament.

    The cumulative team scores from the individual matches would determine which squad would also advance to a separate state competition.

    This year, the rules have changed. 

    A separate team competition will be held in the 16 regions with the winning squads advancing to a state tournament.

    For Sixth Region teams, that will be conducted the week of May 2.

  • Tennis season nears regional competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The matches are winding down for local tennis teams as regional competition is just around the corner.

    Bullitt East will participate in the Sixth Region boys’ team competition. The other two schools opted to not participate.

    In the girls’ competition, both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central will participate.

    All six schools will participate in the individual competition, which starts on May 9.

     

    Boys’ tennis

  • NB’s Cannon, BE’s Poppell having big track seasons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Again this spring it appears that when it comes to track and field, that the girls’ programs in the county are doing a little better than the boys’ teams.

    Now, with spring break in the rearview mirror, the track and field teams are starting to get in position for the post-season. With all three programs in Class 3-A, Region Three, they will all compete on the same day at the regional level. That big meet will be held on May 21 at St. Xavier starting at 9 a.m.

  • Sanders follows his dream to wrestle at the next level

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two years ago, Bullitt Central’s Sean Sanders would have bet his last dollar that his college athletic future lied with football.

    Sanders is 6-4, 280 pounds and one of the best football centers in the area. Football would have been a fine option.