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Today's News

  • Cougars will be bombs away with five-guard play

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a varsity high school basketball team with only two seniors and one junior, fans might be worried about a lack of experience at the start of the season.

    Not the case with the Bullitt Central Cougars. Veteran head coach Joe Pat Lee has a lot of worries heading into the 2009-10 season, but his team does have quite a bit of experience.

  • Holiday tradition has own spin in Bullitt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — There’s no need to travel to Louisville to experience the heartwarming and spooky tale of “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season as the Bullitt County Theatre Company has prepared its special production of the familiar play scheduled to begin this week.

    The play is slated to start Friday and will include a couple of special twists.

    The work, originally wrote by Charles Dickens, was adapted and is being directed by BCTC’s producing artist director Bill Breuer.

  • Defense powers Lady Chargers past PRP

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - On a night when the offense struggled mightily, both from the field and at the foul line, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers let their defense do the talking in a 58-33 victory over visiting Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday in the first game of the 2009-10 season.

    The Lady Chargers allowed just five points in the first quarter and the red and gold led 27-14 at halftime before coasting to the easy victory.

  • Woman facing additional sodomy charges

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A woman associated with youth sports already under indictment for charges of improper conduct is facing additional allegations.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Stephanie Evans on new charges.

    Evans, who has yet to go to trial on the original sex-related allegations, is now facing two counts of sodomy in the second degree and two counts of sodomy in the third degree.

    The most severe of the charges are Class C felonies, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Lady Chargers set to be among state’s elite

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While high expectations are nothing new for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, only a handful of times over the past 30 years have they been as high as this season.

    Already, the team has been ranked as high as tenth in the state in a recent coaches’ poll. Led by senior guard Kayla Thacker, the 13th ranked player in the state, the Lady Chargers are favorites to capture their first-ever Sixth Region title and advance to the State Tournament for the third time in the program’s history.

  • Chargers seek to mold the old with the new by Feb.

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - On a team with nine of the top 12 players from a year ago needing to be replaced, most coaches would enter this season with at least a somewhat cautious tone.

    Not veteran Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr as he enters his eighth year leading the Chargers. Barr feels that his team can return to the district championship game and the regional tournament, after missing out on those big events last season.

  • Bleemel Lane zoning request to be postponed

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The developers of a proposed controversial subdivision appear to be trying to address some of the surrounding property owners’ concerns in efforts to move forward with the plans.

    The Mount Washington City Council was posed to here a proposal from Paragon Homes Nov. 23 to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    But Attorney Mark Edison, who represents the developers, received permission from the council to postpone discussions as Paragon Homes works to address several issues surrounding the development.

  • Final rally comes up a little short for Chargers

    FRANKFORT - A furious fourth quarter rally came up just short for the Bullitt East Chargers as they opened the 2009-10 basketball season with a 60-55 loss at Franklin County High School.

    The Chargers trailed by 14 points early in the third quarter before narrowing the gap to two points down the stretch. Bullitt East even had possession of the  ball down by two points, but could not convert.

  • Mayor may get change in city’s civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before Sherman Tinnell took office as mayor, he said a goal would be to alter the city’s civil service ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield voiced his same concern when he opted to run for the town board two years ago.

    Now, it appears some changes are close to becoming reality.

    The Shepherdsville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance amending the current civil service ordinance.

    City attorney Bill Wilson said the major change would be to allow the mayor to select his or her own department supervisors.

  • Lady Cougars looking for a chief to emerge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars expect to be amongst the top teams in the Sixth Region and they have a lot of reasons to believe that.

    Coach Bryan Bates’ team has experience, depth and even adequate size to be one of the top five teams in the region. Once again, the maroon and gray will do it with only one senior.

    Last season, the lack of a big group of seniors was not a problem as senior Lindsay Hester had a remarkable season, averaging just over 20 points a game and leading the younger players to a 19-8 campaign.