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Today's News

  • Five agencies in Bullitt County get Metro United Way funds

         Five Bullitt county programs that provide services for children and youths have been selected by the Bullitt County Advisory Board to receive funding from the Metro United Way.

        These one-time grants, totaling $41,905, have been made available from funds raised by the 2008-09 Metro United Way Campaign in Bullitt County.   

  • Lady Eagles win track title at Holy Cross Inv.

        LOUISVILLE - North Bullitt’s rapidly improving track teams posted their best showings so far this spring recently in the Holy Cross Invitational.

        The Lady Eagles won the team title amongst nine teams as they scored 170 points. That was well ahead of the host school with 122 points and Pleasure Ridge Park with 114.

        There were eight teams in the boys’ meet with the Eagles finishing second with 106 points. Holy Cross won the meet with 167 points.

  • MW council considers limiting merit pay

           MOUNT WASHINGTON - For years the mayor’s office has had the power to grant pay raises to city employees based on merit.

        In recent budgets the city council has set aside about $10,000 to be used at the discretion of the mayor for city employee merit pay increases.

        During the April 26 regular council meeting, councilman Dale Walter proposed an ordinance that would limit the amount of merit pay increase the mayor could give to individual employees.

  • Cougars start hot, Eagles rise to challenge

        HEBRON ESTATES - It didn’t start exactly the way North Bullitt fans would have wanted.

        But it was a great way to begin a district game against a county rival for fans of the Bullitt Central Cougars.

        The visiting Cougars came out of the cages hungry and aggressive on Tuesday. But in the end, it was the North Bullitt Eagles who came away with the 5-4 victory and the guarantee of not having to play a first-round district baseball game in two weeks.

  • Can it be? Lack of rain affecting sports' schedules

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The normal lament from spring sports coaches is often about too much rain.

        This year coaches are worried that there is not enough rain. At least not enough rain to cancel some games.

        Unlike basketball where the game limitations are somewhat complicated based on regular season games and tournament contests, for baseball and softball the rule is quite clear. No team can play more than 36 games in the regular season.

  • American Red Cross responds to Southern floods

        WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has opened more than two dozen shelters in response to a powerful weather system that generated tornadoes and caused severe flooding across the South.

  • Group wants to offer ‘change’ but interest has been very slow

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Kentucky Baptist Convention has been improving communities all over the state for nearly 17 years with a program that’s shown participants the value and reward of hard work and helping others.

        Kentucky Changers assembles people from four states and sends them to areas across the commonwealth to make exterior repairs to the homes of low-income families.

  • Thacker signs with NKU, named Ky. All-Star

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was a pretty good day on Wednesday for Kayla Thacker.

        First, she was already scheduled to sign her letter of intent to play basketball for Northern Kentucky University.

        But she was also selected to play for the Kentucky All-Stars in its annual series against Indiana in June.

  • Jurich pleased with UofL direction in all athletics

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - People in the area may recognize Tom Jurich as athletic director of the University of Louisville.

        But many may not realize his long-term commitment to the Court-Appointed Special Advocates program.

        Before arriving in Louisville, Jurich was a member of CASA and has been a frequent guest speaker in Bullitt County as a fund-raiser for the local program.

        On Tuesday, Jurich was inducted as the first member of the CASA Hall of Fame in Bullitt County.

  • Bluegrass Speedway has American Sprint Car Tour in Action May 22

    BARDSTOWN - Following Saturday evening’s rainout, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will again present racing action this Saturday May 22 as the American Sprint Car Tour visits the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval as Sprint Cars return to Bluegrass Speedway for the first time since 2003.