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Today's News

  • Positive work done in first week by the legislators

     FRANKFORT — For the first time since 1921, Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, making our first week back to Frankfort a historic one. 

    We have been hard at work doing exactly what the voters of Kentucky sent us to Frankfort to accomplish. 

    The result of this was an extremely productive first week of the 2017 session, in which priority bills to improve the economy, protect life, and make government more accountable passed through the General Assembly. 

  • 2016 Bullitt County Player of the Year

     North Bullitt senior Nate Johnson was recently named the 2016 Bullitt County Football Player of the Year. The annual award of sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home. Presenting the award to Johnnson were Tim Gonterman (left) and Mark Schmid (right). The award is also sponsored by The Awards Center, radio station WFBR-95.3 and The PIoneer News.

  • Cougars win one in OT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting 26 points from sophomore Taj Higdon and 19 from another sophomore, Aiden Terry, the Bullitt Central Cougars survived a couple of shaky moments on Thursday to beat visiting Henry County 59-57 in overtime.

    The game between former Eighth Region rivals was much like the season has been for the Cougars to this point – full of both youthful promise and youthful inexperience.

  • Red-hot Chargers roll PRP early

      VALLEY STATION – Shooting an incredible 79 percent from the field in the first half, the Bullitt East Chargers made a statement to the rest of the field at the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament as they crushed a highly-respected Pleasure Ridge Park squad 68-48.

    Just a month earlier, playing at PRP for the first time ever, Bullitt East pulled out a 66-62 victory.

  • Chargers compete; Ballard still advances

     VALLEY STATION – Coming into Friday’s quarterfinal matchup against Ballard in the Republic Bank Louisville Invitation Tournament, Bullitt East coach Jason Couch talked about one thing.

    Competing for 32 minutes.

    Despite a 72-61 loss, Couch said it wasn’t because of any lack of effort by his Chargers.

    “We competed for 32 minutes,” said Couch, who is in his first year at Bullitt East.

    With 2:56 left in the game, the Chargers trailed 60-56.

  • Helping Others

    The Shepherdsville Santa program assisted over 114 families during the holiday season.

    Volunteers helped to prepare the food baskets. And local businesses assisted with making sure there were funds to provide the items to place in the food and toy baskets.

    A car show each fall is a major fund-raiser for the giveaway.

    This is the fifth year for Shepherdsville Santa.

  • On Target

     Bullitt Central and Bernheim Middle were among the participants in the Meade County New Year’s Archery tournament.

    Bullitt Central won first place in the team title with 3,399 points. Noah Glass finished third with 290, while Hunter White was fifth with 289 for the boys.

    Britney McCarthy won third place with 287 points, while Brittany Bowman was fourth with 280.

    Bernheim placed second overall as a team with 3,251 points. Alexis Hodgkins won third place with 282 and Sarah McCarthy won first with a 288.

  • Winners in Red Ribbon/Safe Schools competition

     The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

    Here is a complete list of school level winners and categories. Each youth earned a Certificate of Recognition.

  • Pay close attention to issues in Frankfort

     This is my last newspaper report as your state representative for district 49. 

    A summary of my December committee meetings follows.

    1.  LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE. 

    KACO gave their report for 2017 County Legislative issues. The issue that will affect Bullitt County the most (if passed) is changing the road formula. Another concern raised involves a strain on our jails.

    2. TASK FORCE FOR PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION.(Which I chaired). 

  • North Bullitt boys get back in the win column

     HIGHVIEW – Forget that his North Bullitt Eagles have only come home with five victories this season. 

    Head coach Korey Craddock is pleased with the strides his inexperienced team is making.

    On Saturday, the Eagles avoided an early hole and held on for a 55-50 victory over Christian Academy of Indiana.

    “”We’re getting better,” said Craddock.