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Today's News

  • 'Young' can't fully describe Lady Eagles

        HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles were a very young team a year ago under then first-year head coach Amber Courtney.

        The green and gold will be younger this season.

        Losing the program’s only two seniors from a year ago was expected. Those losses left Courtney with no seniors this season and only one junior. There could well be times this season when as many as four varsity starters could be freshmen - or younger.

  • Eagles look to be stronger in a tough district

        HEBRON ESTATES - Over the past several seasons, wins have been few and far between for the North Bullitt Eagles.

        Because of that, expectations for this season are minimal. However, Eagle head coach Lee Barger feels his 2010-2011 team can rise above those expectations this winter and be competitive in a very tough 24th District race.

        Barger will have to do that with a much different cast than a year ago.

  • National TV star had roots in Bullitt County

        HEBRON ESTATES - Gardner McKay spent three years on national television starring in the show, “Adventures in Paradise.”

        The actor eventually found eternal paradise in Bullitt County, having his remains interred at Hebron Cemetery under a flat stone with one of his own poems inscribed upon it.

        Why would a one-time famous celebrity that never lived in Bullitt be buried here? Local researchers have uncovered a few reasons.

  • CC making huge strides locally

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - I cannot use enough adjectives to describe the strides that cross-country has made in Bullitt County over the past few years.

        There was a time when having one high school team even qualify for the state championships was major news. Heck, there was a time when having two of the six county programs fielding full teams was major news.

  • BE's Jackson headed to Ky. Wesleyan for baseball

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East baseball standout Chaz Jackson didn’t waste any time when it came to deciding on his future on the diamond.

        In a ceremony last Monday at the school, the senior signed to play baseball starting next fall at Kentucky Wesleyan College, an NCAA Division II program in Owensboro.

        Other than a short look at St. Catharine College, Jackson knew exactly where he wanted to attend college for the next four years.

  • LJ looks for way to pay for flood wall repair work

        LEBANON JUNCTION - For some time now the city’s floodwall between Railroad Avenue and Highway 434 has sat damaged and while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to begin repairing the floodwall’s separating tiles late last month, the project has hit a snag.

        During the November regular meeting of City Council, Mayor Butch Sweat said the corps put the project on hold after bids came in higher than the $300,000 estimate the corps had originally anticipated for repairing the roughly mile-long section of the floodwall.

  • Scouting for Food to be in collection stage this Saturday in the county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several units in Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items on Saturday, Nov. 20.

        Scouts walked neighborhoods and distributed informational flyers in may neighborhoods this past Saturday.

        This coming Saturday, scouts will be visiting homes to pickup food donations.  Residents are asked to place items in a grocery bag, box, or sack on their front porches by 9 a.m.

  • Recount could start Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With many of the details worked out, the actual process of recounting each of the paper ballots in the county jailer’s race could start as soon as Tuesday morning.

        After two days of hearings, attorneys worked with Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to determine the process of the recount, which was requested by Paul Watkins, who lost by 55 votes to Martha Weaver Knox.

        Before any recount could begin, Watkins must post a surety bond for $13,000, which is the estimated cost of the process.

  • Lady Cougars finish strong season well

    LEXINGTON - A second straight strong season by the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars was capped with an impressive performance Saturday at the Class AAA Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Led by junior Rachel Thacker and sophomore Alyssa Shifflett, the Lady Cougars finished 19th as a team on Saturday. That effort was particularly pleasing and the maroon and gray defeated Meade County 490 to 512. The two teams had tied for second place in the regional meet a week earlier.

  • East's Big Day - Girls' 8th; Boys tie NB in 10th

    LEXINGTON - Bullitt County’s impressive improvement in cross-country bore more sweet fruit on Saturday at the Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    In the Class AA Girls’ race, Bullitt East, a program that had never even qualified for the state championships, finished eighth overall. Freshman Jessica Prell turned in the best finish at state ever for a Lady Charger when she crossed the line 20th.