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Today's News

  • Ferguson is following his dream

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – There hasn’t been a high school senior who hasn’t been advised ‘to follow your dreams.’

         Bullitt East senior football player Dylan Ferguson is doing just that. His dream has always been to play college football at the highest level – Division I. After the fact that he never got an offer of a scholarship to join one of those programs, Ferguson took the next best thing, becoming a walk-on player at Western Kentucky University.

  • NB, BE track teams compete in meet at Male HS

    LOUISVILLE – New to Class AAA, the track teams at Bullitt East and North Bullitt wanted to get the lay of the land in their new environs so both teams traveled into Jefferson County last Tuesday to compete in an All-Comers Meet at Male High School.

         Male High School will be the site of the Class AAA regional meet in May in which both schools will be competing for the first time after years in Class AA.

  • Pinwheels draw attention to dangers of child abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

  • Shepherdsville officials begin expense side of budgeting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Before putting numbers down on paper for a final proposal, members of the Shepherdsville City Council met on four evenings with department supervisors.

  • Bullitt Lick has ways community can help programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  • Dawson operates Allstate Agency in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local insurance agent takes over an office that was left in good hands.

    The Scot Dawson Allstate Agency offices held a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The agency is located at 1257 Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville, in the former offices of agent Brenda Hester.

    “It’s wonderful to walk in and have an experienced staff and a solid customer base,” Dawson said.

    Originally from Iowa, Dawson has served as an Allstate agent in the area for two and a half years.

  • MW looks to add benches along Bardstown Road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Residents and visitors may soon have some more places to place their bottoms.

    At a recent Mount Washington City Council meeting, Lori Puchino, director of the Main Street program, said several new benches will be added to the landscape.

    “I believe I have six out of 10 sold,” she said.

    The benches are being sponsored by individuals and local businesses. There will be nine with backs and one without. She said they also have the option to purchase a plaque designating the sponsor. The cost is about $1,300.

  • BE girls go 2-1 in Florida games

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For the second time in a year, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers played a 12-inning game.

    The good news this time is that coach Ricky Hoffman’s team pulled out the victory last Thursday as they got a three-run home run from freshman Lindsey Renneisen to defeat Delaware Hayes High School, a team from Pennsylvania. The game was played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports facility where the team was spending spring break.

    Bullitt East got the win despite making four errors and being outhit 12 to five.

  • Bad luck is the only luck for BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been written many times before, but for the 2014 Bullitt Central softball program, it is still true that ‘if it wasn’t for bad luck, there would be no luck at all.”

    That is the way that first-year head coach Mike Phillips is seeing this season unfold. On a trip this past weekend to the Play It Again Classic in Clarksville, Tenn. the team’s two seniors both suffered injuries that severely limited the Lady Cougars’ ability to compete against some strong teams.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man could spend the next 20 years in prison and he will definitely be a lifetime member of the sex offender registry in Kentucky.

    David Harkins, 38, entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court for his sexual involvement with three victims under the age of 12.

    Harkins admitted his guilt to the following charges:

    *possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor

    *three counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance under the age of 16