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Today's News

  • Troutman repeats in discus; Okruch 2nd

     LOUISVILLE - Trevor Troutman's domination of the discus this spring came to its culmination on Friday as the Bullitt East senior won his second straight Class AA state discus title with a throw of 177-09.
     Troutman did not lose to another thrower in Kentucky this season and his winning throw on Friday was 15-feet further than anyone else, in any of the three classes, hurled the discus in the state this spring.

  • Hodge, Atkins lead strong day for NB

     LOUISVILLE - Getting third place finishes from seniors Cody Hodge and Andrew Atkins, the North Bullitt boys' track team recorded a top ten finish on Friday in the Class AA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville.
     North Bullitt finished with 22 points.
     "We had a really good day," North Bullitt head coach Mike Whitfill said. "I was thrilled."

  • Duvall's perfect run wins high hurdles

     LOUISVILLE - The perfect race at just the right time.
     That is what Bullitt East senior Jacob Duvall turned in Friday in the Class AA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships as he blazed down the track in 14.55 seconds to win the boys' 110-meter high hurdles.
     The victory erased some frustration from a year ago for Duvall who had finished second in his favorite event after coming into the race with the top seed. This season, Duvall was only seeded fourth after winning the regional meet ten days earlier with a time of 15.23.

  • Baseball, softball district play starts Monday at NB

     HEBRON ESTATES - After track and tennis had their time in the spotlight, the scene will shift to the post-season for baseball and softball starting Monday with the 24th District Tournaments at North Bullitt.
     Because there is no school on Tuesday because it is Election Day (Bullitt County students are already out of school, but not those in Jefferson County), North Bullitt athletic director Lee Barger has opted to load up on games that day with the idea of finishing both tournaments on Wednesday. Of course, rain could alter that schedule.

  • Cougars learn at state meet

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky State Championships are often the end of the story for area track teams.
     For Bullitt Central, the Class AAA Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville were just the beginning of a major rebuilding job taken on by first-year head coach Mike Gossett as well as coach Thomas Martin who came out of retirement to help this season.

  • Program checks on those selling to underage buyers

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - You're at the corner gas station filling up your tank for the weekend when you're approached by a younger customer.

                That customer tells you they are under 21 but in search of alcohol sold inside the store. They ask if you will take their money and buy it for them. What do you do?

  • LJ looks to patch up line on Hardin Leslie Road

     LEBANON JUNCTION - With a section of the city's waterline along Hardin Leslie Road near its breaking point, the Lebanon Junction City Council recently discussed how and when the piping could be repaired.
     During their last regular meeting, council members discussed declaring an emergency, which would have given the city's mayor free reign with regard to handling the situation however they were leery of offering up a blank check.
      "I'd like to know what it's going to cost," Councilman Larry Dangerfield said.

  • Border wars...Hebron Estates annexation talks

                HEBRON ESTATES - The border wars continue in the city of Hebron Estates.

                A year-long discussion has continued at city business meetings in reference to a proposed annexation of property primarily belonging to the Bailey Family Farm.

  • Applications taken for nomination as Bell Awards volunteer winners

    LOUISVILLE - Nominations are being sought for the 2012 WLKY Bell Awards Program. 

    Celebrating its thirty-fifth year, the Bell Awards recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the true "spirit of Louisville" through selfless volunteer service in our community. 

    Ten adults will be presented with the prestigious Bell Award, and two high school youths will be awarded the Youth Service Honor. 

    Additionally, the two youth recipients will each receive a $2,000 cash scholarship award. 

  • Mom pleads to letting her son be hurt by boyfriend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The mother of a two-year-old boy has admitted that she put her toddler in harm's way last fall.
     Courtney McConnell entered a guilty plea Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court on an amended charge of criminal abuse. Under the plea agreement reached with the commonwealth, Courtney would receive a three-year sentence for the Class D felony.
     However, she would not serve any additional jail time if she fulfills the guidelines of pre-trial diversion for the next five years.