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Today's News

  • East finishes with strong 4-1 week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t a perfect week, but the Bullitt East Chargers closed out the 2015 baseball regular season with a strong week as the red and gold won four of the final five games including the last three in a row.

    Bullitt East will now head into this week’s 24th District Tournament with a 21-14 record. The Chargers played Fern Creek on Tuesday and with a victory will move into Wednesday’s championship game against Jeffersontown at 6 p.m. at Jeffersontown.

  • NB gains ‘mo’ with perfect closing week

     HEBRON ESTATES -- If North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise had the opportunity to write the script for the final week of the regular season, it couldn’t have been much better than what actually happened.

    Coming off the only week this season where the bats were a little weak, North Bullitt completed a 25-11 regular slate with four straight victories over quality opponents.

    Besides the bats coming alive once again, Wise was able to give catcher Chance Egnor and centerfielder Daulton Walls a little time off to mend some slight injuries.

  • BC struggles into post-season

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – There was some good news off the field for the Bullitt Central Cougars last week, but that didn’t translate into the team’s final three games of the regular season as the maroon and gray dropped each contest.

    That action left Bullitt Central with a 9-20 mark heading into this week’s 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt. The Cougars were scheduled to play Southern in a semi-final game on Tuesday.

  • Council to be commended for looking at big picture

     Often times we have opportunities for the future.

    Those opportunities can leave a stamp or a legacy.

    Unfortunately, things get in the way of such opportunities -- which often don’t come along very often.

    While not trying to measure the impact of the recent decision of the Shepherdsville City Council to the drive of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and the Toyota deal, there are similarities.

    Both projects were large in scale in terms of what the respective government agencies had been dealing with.

  • Judge asked to raise tax rate

      HILLVIEW -- A counteroffer by the Hillview City Council has been rejected by a company which had previously won a verdict of over $11 million.

    And, now, Truck America Training LLC has filed a motion asking a Bullitt Circuit Judge to set tax amounts at a rate that would ensure the city pays its judgment.

    The writ of mandamus was recently filed against the city after its undisclosed counteroffer was recently rejected.

    As of April 15, 2015, the interest in the $11.4 million judgment in 2012 has increased the total amount to $15.1 million.

  • Relay for Life allows survivors to share stories

     HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County’s heroes.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.

    Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.

  • New roof may be solution in mold issue in MWMS

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Roof issues may be the source of mold problems at Mount Washington Middle School.

    But the source of bed bug issues at Bullitt Central High will be a much harder mystery to solve.

    Both were topics of discussion for members of the Bullitt County Public School Board on Monday.

    Superintendent Keith Davis updated members on the two problems experienced in the past week.

  • Developing thinking through your writing

      French writer Gustave Flaubert once wrote, “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” 

    In this age of posts, tweets, and sound-bites, it is easy to think that the real art of writing is essentially dead.  But, as Flaubert implies, the careful setting down of words on a page is not just a method by which we communicate, it is more importantly a method by which we develop that most important of all academic and citizenship skills: critical thinking. 

  • Large local contingent headed to state track

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After waiting a week for the final word, a large local contingent of Bullitt County athletes will make the trip to Lexington on Saturday for the Class AAA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships being held at the University of Kentucky.

    There are actually 36 athletes on the scoring sheets who could be in action on Saturday with five of the six area boys’ and girls’ programs having at least one entry. That number is a little misleading as coaches were allowed to put up to eight names in each of the relays.

  • UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 PRIMARY ELECTION

     The unofficial results of the Bullitt County 2015 Primary Election held Tuesday, May 19:

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - REPUBLICAN:

    *Matt Bevin, Jenean Hampton - 1,438

    Hal Heiner, K.C. Crosbie - 1,207

    James R. Comer, Chris McDaniel - 658

    Will T. Scott, Rodney Coffey - 212

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - DEMOCRAT:

    *Jack Conway, Sannie Overly - 2,070

    Geoff Young, Johnathan D. Masters - 675