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Today's News

  • Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg alive after fires

     Spring break is just around the corner. While it has been only three month since the Smoky Mountain wildfires – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are ready to welcome you back to their community. 

    Gatlinburg is as “Smoky Mountain Strong” and poised to host you as they have ever been. 

  • BC splits pair of early baseball contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar hasn’t flipped to April yet, the weather is still ‘iffy’ and spring break is still a wonderful dream, but after the first week of the high school baseball season, veteran Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore is optimistic about the up side for his Cougars this season.

    Battling cold and windy conditions – yes, normal for Kentucky in March – the Cougars split the first two games of the regular season last week.

  • East pitching allows one run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Allowing just one run in three games, the Bullitt East Chargers exploded out of the gate to open the 2017 high school baseball season.

    Yes, it is still very early in the season, and yes the Chargers will face more formidable foes as the season progresses, but it was a strong start for the defending Sixth Region champions as the team works to replace its top two pitchers and half the starters in the field this spring.

  • Eagles hang tough with defending champs St. X

     HEBRON ESTATES – It’s early in the season but the North Bullitt Eagles got off to a fast start in the tough weather.

    Entering the second week, North Bullitt took a 3-1 record and looking for better weather.

    In the drizzle, North Bullitt defeated Spencer County 7-4 in the Monday opener.

    Alec Lush and Dylan Kleitz each pitched three innings in the cold. Kleitz picked up the victory.

    In the third inning, Brady Keehn doubled and Blake Benz walked. A.J. Schneider had an RBI single.

  • Region Four archery finals this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school archery season will move into the post-season this weekend as all three local programs will compete in the Region Four event on Friday and Saturday at Moore High School in Louisville.

    Bullitt East is the defending Region Four champion and Bullitt Central was the runner-up a year ago. Both of the teams advanced to the Kentucky State Archery Championships. Bullitt East junior Sydney Marcum is the defending individual champion after shooting a 296 last year (300 is a perfect score).

  • Rolling Hills’ Alexakos signs to play hoops at Boyce College

     HEBRON ESTATES – After playing just one season with the Rolling Hills Baptist Tornados, a small private school in northern Bullitt County, Leo Alexakos nabbed the attention of the coaches at Boyce College in Louisville.

    On Thursday, with Boyce College head coach Blake Rogers looking on, Alexakos signed to play with the Bulldogs starting in the fall.

    At 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds, Alexakos averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds in his one season with the Tornados, a team coached by Greg Hoagland.

  • Lady Eagle tennis team opens season with a win

     LOUISVILLE -- With Mother Nature spoiling two inter-county battles earlier in the week, the North Bullitt girls’ tennis team had a winning opening match on Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles went to Louisville and defeated Mercy Academy 3-2.

    It took a pair of third-set tiebreakers to push Shane Cunningham’s team to the win.

    Junior Shanna Blocker collected the first victory of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jenna Saultzman.

  • Duvall joins McKinley as winners of state’s top award

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rarified air.

    That is where the Bullitt East Lady Charger basketball program stands as it now has had a pair of players honored as Kentucky Miss Basketball – Lindsey Duvall this season along with Becky McKinley in 1992.

    No school in the state, since Miss Basketball started in 1976, has more than two such honorees. Marshall County, Sacred Heart and Scott County have also had two players named Miss Basketball.

  • House reaching session’s home stretch

     FRANKFORT – We are in the final stretch of the Regular Session and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. 

    We passed a variety of measures as of late that will expand educational choice in Kentucky, reform our legal system, and positively benefit our area. 

  • Sheriff’s Deputy Ford carries torch as part of Special Olympics World Games

     AUSTRIA -- When the final leg of the of the torch run is conducted at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, March 18, a special local touch will be present.

    Trevor Ford, a deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, will be one of the 88 law enforcement members who are part of this special ceremony in Austria.

    As a member of the Final Leg team, Ford and fellow law enforcement members will carry the torch through 45 cities to honor the Special Olympic spirit.