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Today's News

  • Lady Chargers rally in fourth as North goes cold

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just one basket and a total of nine points in the fourth quarter, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied for a 62-53 win on Friday in front of a raucous crowd in the Eagles’ Nest.

    While this was the only scheduled regular season meeting between the two rivals, it was the second time they have squared off this season. The first meeting had come back in the Bullitt East holiday tournament and in that game the Lady Chargers rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Eagles 57-47.

  • Kelly’s pitching is going to continue at JUCO level

     HEBRON ESTATES – After an earlier commitment to Marshall University didn’t work out, North Bullitt baseball pitcher Jacob Kelly found a soft landing spot when he signed recently with Rend Lake Junior College in Ina, Illinois.

    Kelly will attend Rend Lake along with North Bullitt teammate Chance Egnor who has been his main catcher for the past two seasons and will be again this spring. The two best friends, who have been playing baseball together since T-ball in the Blue Lick Optimist League, plan to be roommates at the Junior College.

  • State tourney play helps Egnor get seen by schools

     HEBRON ESTATES – Being on a team that reaches the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament is a good addition to any resume when it comes to finding the right college program.

    Just ask North Bullitt senior Chance Egnor.

    Just a few months after being the starting catcher for the Eagles as they won the Sixth Region title and then two games in the state baseball tournament Egnor was getting a lot of inquiries.

  • Hunters Hollow renews contract with Rumpke for sanitation service

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The city’s sewers remains on a temporary system, but the Hunters Hollow trash removal continues to flow smoothly.

    The city commission agreed to renew an existing contract with Rumpke for the collection services. The contract runs out March 31.

    The service will experience a slight customer increase, from $11.80 to $11.95.

    Rumpke representative Laurie Probus said the company checks for any necessary increases at each renewal period. Probus said the Hunters Hollow rate was last increased in 2009.

  • Crossroads receives grant to create, host robotics film fest

     A Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) grant of nearly $20,000 has been awarded to Crossroads Elementary School for students to design, create and host a robotics film festival.

    KySTE offered $100,000 to any school district in an outreach offering for the 2014-2015 school year. Only six schools earned grants, including Crossroads.

    Music teacher Amy Cuenca and Science teacher Jaymee Clemens will use the funds to purchase Lego Mindstorm robotics kits along with 30 iPads, 30 iPad covers for protection of the devices and 30 iMovie apps.

  • Value of work sessions to be re-evaluated by school board members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Nothing to compare to an overthrow of the government but the Bullitt County Board of Education did have a change in leadership.

    At its annual election of officers, Roger Hayes was selected as the chairman of the board for the next year.

    Vice chairperson Dolores Ashby was nominated for the position as well as Hayes.

    Serving as the new vice-chairman under Hayes will be Darrell Coleman. Ashby also received a vote for that position.

    Superintendent Keith Davis serves as secretary.

  • MW student at WKU to make presentation

     BOWLING GREEN -- Thirty-two students from Western Kentucky University and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present their research at the 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 19 in Frankfort.

    Richard Arnold, a senior from Cleaton, and Caitlyn Clark, a senior from Roundhill, will present Building Envelope Integrity Assessments. Faculty mentor: Robert Choate

  • KSP offers winter driving tips

     FRANKFORT - Kentuckians are being dealt a wintery weather blast and KSP is asking motorists to be aware that weather conditions may change rapidly over the next few days.

    “Winter weather provides new challenges and responsibilities to the public and the Kentucky State Police,” says KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb.

  • Winter stresses on trees and shrubs

     Heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in residential landscapes.

    Even areas without major snowfall experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can lessen the adverse effects of winter weather with preventive maintenance.

    What can happen in winter, and how can you avoid it?

  • East girls, BC boys feel frustration in state finals

     LEXINGTON – As with any state tournament that you donn’t win, there will always be some ‘what might have beens’ and some ‘what ifs’ mixed in with some frustration.

    That was certainly the case late last week as the Bullitt East girls and the Bullitt Central boys completed in the KHSAA Kentucky State Bowling Tournament at Collins Eastland Lanes in Lexington.

    The Bullitt East girls’ team reached the quarter-finals before falling to eventual state runner-up Boone County in four ‘Baker’ games.