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Today's News

  • Eagles play like Ripken over spring break

     MYRTLE BEACH -- The weather was great and the play was near perfect.

    The North Bullitt Eagles returned to the Cal Ripken Experience in South Carolina and returned home with a 5-0 record.

    You can’t pick your opponent and head coach Brian Wise was more worried about his team than who sat in the other dugout.

    He liked what he saw. And the results came against some quality teams.

    On Monday, the Eagles opened with a 6-5 victory over Bishop Watterson of Ohio.

  • East struggles in week at Disney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Between the team’s first and second games at the Disney Spring Training facility, Bullitt East was presented a trophy for making the spring break trip to central Florida for ten straight years.

    At that point, the Chargers probably should have come home. The red and gold had beaten Passaic, New Jersey on that Sunday but after getting the award, Bullitt East lost four straight games. That made it the least successful on field success story over the ten-year period.

  • BC baseball still seeking answers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was a nice trip.

    That was about the best news that Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore could report after his team returned home after a spring break trip to the Panama City Beach Bash. It was the first trip out of the area for the Cougars since Moore became the head coach.

    Unfortunately, on the field, the Cougars lost all four games and in some of those games they were not competitive.

  • Voter registration deadline April 20

     FRANKFORT -- Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20. Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important voting laws:

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    * Be a U.S. citizen

  • BE BETA collecting shoes for less fortunate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Clean closet for clean water. Have some new or gently used shoes that you don’t know what to do with after spring cleaning? Donate them to the Bullitt East BETA Club efforts.

    From Monday, April 13, to Thursday, April 30, the club will be collecting shoes of all varieties for the WaterStep program.

    The organization sells the shoes to exporter and then uses the funds to provide safe drinking water to third-world countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Costa Rica.

  • Bullitt County athletes were making college contributions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the past several weeks, a number of former Bullitt County athletes have been in the news with their present college basketball teams.
        Obviously, first and foremost was former Bullitt East standout Derek Willis who recently was a member of the University of Kentucky team that reached the NCAA Division I Final Four. Willis played sparingly in the first three games of the NCAA tournament and then did not play in the Wildcats' last two games, a win over Notre Dame and then the loss to Wisconsin.

  • Parsons ready to be front and 'center' for Bulldogs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Bullitt East football player Justin Parsons put all of his eggs in one basket when it came to getting a college opportunity and it paid off recently when the senior signed to continue playing football at the next level for Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.
        While Parsons would have gone to a larger school and just been a student, he decided that if he was going to continue playing football it would be at Union. That was the only school that he sent a tape too and the only school he visited to talk football.

  • Tax rates to remain same for Fox Chase residents

    FOX CHASE - The tax rates for the city of Fox Chase have been approved.

                The city council unanimously approved rates for real and personal property, as well as for public services. The rates remained the same as the previous year.

                Real property tax rates were set at 13.88 cents per $100 of property. Personal property and public service tax rates were set at 17.45 cents.

  • Maryville students wax poetic over historical figures

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The 5th graders at Maryville Elementary wax poetic as historical figures in their annual wax museum.

    Teachers Ashley Gallusser and Kimberly Tabler help present the museum as a school project.

    According to Tabler, students selected and researched an historical character who made an important impact on American history.

    Students created costumes and props for their presentation. They prepared a monologue that they read to the museum guests, which included parents and other students.

  • Crash at Highway 44 and old Bardstown Road slows traffic

    Update Tuesday, April 14 at 10:11 a.m.

    Detective Dan Kelty has confirmed the driver was arrested for DUI and taken into custody. A woman was taken to Baptist East Hospital.

    The two vehicles were traveling west on Highway 44 towards Shepherdsville. The woman paused to make a righthand turn onto old Bardstown Road and was rear-ended by the man.

    "He wasn't paying attention," Kelty said.