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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.

  • Dumpsters will be in full supply as second junk day set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, Larry Hatfield knew he was in trouble.

    With cars and trucks lined up at Bullitt East High to drop off items for the county’s junk disposal day, Hatfield knew there was a problem.

    The dumpters on the site were full and there was a whole lot of junk left in line.

    With the dumpsters on a rotation and with another one not due immediately, Hatfield started to have haulers dump items on the ground next to the dumpsters.

  • 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.

  • Garrett Jones to take his skills to Craft Academy

     Garrett Jones, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy at Morehead State University this fall.

    He is the third student from Bullitt County and the second from Bullitt East High School to gain admission into the academy. Sebastian Kaufman is completing his junior year.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Garrett said. He learned about his selection from an unfamiliar caller ID and then wondering who he knew at Morehead that would be calling him.

  • 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.

  • Patel to become second BAMS student selected for Craft Academy

     Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

    She and fellow BAMS sophomore Garrett Jones are the only two Bullitt County students selected to the Craft Academy this year and the first from the BAMS program.

    Ishika received the telephone notification as her mother, Kamini I. Patel, stood beside her.