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Today's News

  • Sixth Region draw fits Chargers fine; tougher for BE girls

        LOUISVILLE - All regional tournaments are tough, but there are good and bad draws. Sometimes you don’t know which one you get until after the tourney is over.

        Still, Bullitt East head baseball coach Jeff Bowles was the coach with the big smile on Saturday following the draw for the Sixth Region Baseball Tourney.

  • Wallace, Allen to represent county in Futures All-Star game

        Several players from Bullitt County will be among those participating in a first-time all-star football game set for Saturday, June 5, at Doss High School.

        The Future Stars of Kentucky and Tennessee will do battle at 5 p.m.

        Over 150 players were considered for the roster of players who have yet to start their high school careers.

  • Local man dies while in process of saving neighbor

        NICHOLS - Kenny Hume passed away while in the process of saving items from the home of his neighbor, Charles Martin, during a house fire.

        Nichols Fire units responded to Martin’s home on Fisher Road around 5:20 a.m., according to Nichols Fire Chief W.D. Coy.

        Martin received first and second-degree burns, according to his brother, Ray. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Off June 12; NASRA June Jam June 19

        BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will take off this Saturday June 12 to enjoy the Dream 100, but will return with exciting racing action at the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval on Saturday June 19 as the National All Star Racing Association visits for the 9th Annual June Jam, paying $3,000 to win.        

     

  • Four charged with operation of meth lab in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine lab last week.

        According to task force director Blaine French, the agency was acting upon complaints from the public.

        When the detectives arrived at the scene, French said they dismantled an anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine lab.

  • DeSales deflates Bullitt East's great expectations

        LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East’s season of great expectations ended well short of happiness on Tuesday as the team was bumped from the Sixth Region Tournament in the semi-finals by DeSales 7-5.

        The end was filled with frustration as the Chargers out hit the Colts eight to three in a game in which both teams committed three errors. The difference came from the fact that Bullitt East left 12 runners on base to just four for DeSales. The Chargers left the bases loaded in both the fifth and seventh innings.

  • Man charged with dumping meth trash into creek

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Nelson County man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and then dumping materials used into a creek.

        The Bullitt County Drug Task Force wrapped up a three-day investigation with the arrest Monday of Jerry Wayne Summitt of Nelson County.

        Summitt, 46, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and additional charges are possible, according to Blaine French, director of the task force.

  • Schools set to survive tough test on finances

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As state legislators worked on a budget for the next biennial, local education officials were hoping for the best but expecting for the worst.

        Thanks to growth and a conservative budget over the last few years, the Bullitt County Public School District should be OK for another year; however, finance director Denise Smith says the 2010-11 tentative budget is a very lean one.

        “This is a very lean budget,” said Smith. “This is a very challenging budget to do.”

  • New breath of life: Former St. A teacher receives lung transplant to better life

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After the past year, Christa Altman is happy she’s able to enjoy a stroll.

        The stroll happens to be scheduled at Slugger Field in Louisville. It’s the Great Strides walk, hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

        On Jan. 12, Altman became the recipient of a lung transplant. The former St. Aloysius school teacher had suffered for years from cystic fibrosis.

  • Budget gets OK to be sent to state after controversy over DLG opinion

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Does Bullitt Fiscal Court have to take any official action on the proposed budget before it can be sent to state officials for approval to its form and content?

        Apparently, it depends on who you ask.

        By Kentucky statute the Judge/Executive’s office is required to send three copies of the proposed county budget to Frankfort for consideration by the Department for Local Government after the first reading of the budget ordinance.