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Today's News

  • Recktenwald's two-hitter lifts Chargers over Butler

     LOUISVILLE - After giving up his second hit to the Butler Bears on Wednesday evening, Jonathan Recktenwald made a clear statement to anyone listening in the Bullitt East dugout.
     There would be no more hits allowed while he was on the mound.
     Be it prophetic or just determined, the junior right-hander would not give up another hit after the second inning en route to a 3-0 shutout.

  • Final Frustration -- PRP sinks mistake-prone BE 3-0

     LOUISVILLE - Coaches say it all the time with varying degrees of meaning. Coaching lexicon is filled with variations of 'they made the plays and we didn't.'
     On Friday night at the end of the Sixth Region Baseball Championship game, Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles could say that with meaning. His team made six errors, including three in one inning, as the Chargers dropped a 3-0 decision to Pleasure Ridge Park.

  • Early offense lifts BE past Cougars

     LOUISVILLE - Exploding for eight runs over the first two innings, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers survived what turned into an ugly game on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament at Ulmer Stadium on the University of Louisville campus.

  • State Bound!! Lady Chargers rout Butler 8-2

     LOUISVILLE - Heading into the championship game of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament on Saturday, senior pitcher Jamie Lutes was a big question mark for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers after one of her worst performances of the season on Wednesday in the semi-finals.
     The senior hurler, who had started the regional final two years ago, was up to the task against Butler. Lutes scattered seven hits and did not walk or hit a batter as Bullitt East rolled to its first fast-pitch regional title with an 8-2 decision over the Bearettes.

  • Spray park to provide summer relief in Leb. Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Two years after Bullitt Fiscal Court decided to close the Lebanon Junction swimming pool local residents now have a new place to beat the heat.

    The Lebanon Junction Spray Park, located at the old pool site behind Lebanon Junction Elementary School on Highway 61, opened Memorial Day weekend.

    Local resident Trista Crooks, 26, and her two daughters, Darvey Sanders, 9, and Lucy Crooks, 5, have visited the spray park twice since it opened.

    Crooks said her family misses the pool, but she said the spray park is a nice alternative.

  • Man charged in robbery of local cinema

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bardstown man accused of armed robbery was arrested late Sunday morning after being stopped for a traffic violation.
    Timothy Ray Nichelson, 49, is suspected of robbing the Keystone Cinemas at Highway 44 East and Armstrong Lane.
    Police responded to the scene at 10:49 Sunday morning shortly after the suspect held a Keystone Cinemas employee captive and stole from the theater.
    Sgt. Rodney Hockenbury of the Mount Washington Police Department said Nichelson met the employee outside the theater as it was opening.

  • City budget better than expected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While certainly not out of the woods, there were a few more smiles Tuesday as members of the Shepherdsville City Council sifted through budget proposals for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
     Coming off a year in which they needed to borrow millions of dollars to pay the bills, Shepherdsville officials were breathing at least a little easier as the June 30 deadline to approve the new budget approaches.
     Another budget workshop is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4. The public is invited to attend.

  • Cement truck causes pair of solid collisions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The driver of a cement truck was charged with two separate hit-and-run accidents in Shepherdsville on Friday.

    Frank Shevchuk, 57, of Louisville, faces two charges by Shepherdsville Police for leaving the scene of an accident.

    SPD Sgt. Mike O'Donnell said the first incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 44 East and Adam Shepherd Parkway.

  • Stay busy, keep mind on the good things in life, not the bad ones

     Back in my mother and dad’s days, times were a lot harder than they are now. You could not get any work to do. My mother and dad had a house burn down. They came home from church and their house had burned down. There was not enough insurance to cover the house plus the contents in the house. They had to live in a tent until dad built a house to live in.

  • Technical center helps to get city’s DARE vehicle in shape

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students and the instructor at the Bullitt County Technical Center were impressed.