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Today's News

  • Summers wants to bring leadership to county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  • Belcher will have special, general elections this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  • Branham wants equal share in 4th

     CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  • Davis says budget cuts will ‘hurt’ bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget probably made few friends in the education world.

    For Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, the trend of decreasing state funds for education could get a little bit worse.

    “It will hurt, bad,” Davis said of the proposed budget cuts.

    The brightest news from the governor was that the SEEK base funding would remain at $3,006 per student.

    The bad news is that while the figure is the highest ever, it is really well behind the 2002 figure, if you included inflation.

  • Election fields now set

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are some large fields and some not-so-large fields as the primary filing deadline has passed.

  • Twelve local wrestlers advance to the state finals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Saturday, Bullitt Central played host to the Region Three Wrestling Championships with 13 schools taking part.

    DeSales won the overall team title with 208 points while Bullitt .East was second with 163 points. Fern Creek, the defending champions, were third with 138 points, just ahead of Valley with 136 points. Bullitt Central was fifth with 101 points.

  • East repeats as regional runner-up; BC 5th

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite not winning any of the 14 weight classes, the Bullitt East Chargers still managed to finish second overall in the 13-team Region Three Wrestling Tournament held on Saturday at Bullitt Central.

    Actually, Bullitt East had six wrestlers reach the championship match of the 14 weight classes, but could not pull out a victory.

  • Lady Chargers keep NB at a safe distance

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In a much-anticipated match-up between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in the Sixth Region this season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers kept the North Bullitt Lady Eagles in the rear view mirror for the entire game in winning 73-67 on Friday.

    The game may have been more anticipated in the north end of the county as North Bullitt was trying to break a decade long losing streak to Bullitt East. The Lady Eagles have not beaten the Lady Chargers since Feb. 3, 2006 when they won 41-36 at home.

  • No jacket, no problem for BE’s Jason Couch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t exactly a wardrobe malfunction but more an assist from a sports jacket that spurred Bullitt East to an 86-67 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday.

    As the Chargers left the floor at halftime, head coach Jason Couch angrily removed his jacket and out of sight of most fans but in full view of his team, threw it against the wall and then loudly directed his players into the locker room.

    At the time, Bullitt East was ahead 44-42, but Couch felt his team should have had a larger margin.

  • Work continues on budget, pension reform

      In Frankfort, diligent work continues on a pension reform proposal and a responsible budget. As those two issues consume much time and effort, there are also several other critical bills moving through the House.