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Today's News

  • Rice proves fitness, will power as he completes first Ironman

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Rice’s newest title was hard to achieve but is impossible to take away: He is now a triathlete.

    Rice recently completed his first full triathlon competition in the Ford Ironman Louisville contest.

    A full triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon run.

    Rice completed the three events in a time of 13 hours and 37 minutes, an average time in a competition where just finishing is considered a success.

  • Morris honored for his work in U.S. Navy after tour with agency

    WASHINGTON, DC - CDR ODASN Gary Morris was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Navy after completing a tour with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) staff.

    Morris is a Mount Washington native and a Bullitt East graduate. He accepted a direct commission to the United States Navy after graduating from Murray State University in 1991.

    Morris previously worked aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered Navy super carrier, in the ship’s repair facility.

  • Central rallies past North in three

    HEBRON ESTATES - Scoring the first nine points of the second game, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars reversed a first game loss to the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, forging ahead and winning 23-25, 25-9, 25-19 Tuesday in local volleyball action.

    The win was the second this season for Bullitt Central over their county rivals and put them into the third slot in the district seeding standings. The Lady Cougars will now open district play against the loser of this week’s match between Bullitt East and Spencer County in Mount Washington.

  • Cougars blow-out Dragons in second half

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a tale of two halves on Friday for the Bullitt Central Cougars as they rolled past visiting Doss 41-24, outscoring the Dragons 23-0 after halftime.

    Simply put, the Cougars took out some frustration on Doss after the intermission.

    There wasn’t a person on the east side of George Valentine Stadium on Friday that felt that Bullitt Central should have been behind at halftime by a 24-18 count. A bizarre set of events had allowed the Dragons to score the last eight points of the half after the clock had ticked to :00.

  • C-Span takes civics on road

    HEBRON ESTATES - Students at North Bullitt High School received a unique civics lesson Wednesday while sitting on a fancy bus.

    The C-Span bus made a stop at North Bullitt and Jennifer Curran had an opportunity to make students a little more familiar with what the cable network provides.

    Calling C-Span “not better...it’s just different,” Curran quizzed the students on what they knew about the cable network and what made it different from the commercial stations.

  • BC girls' CC off and running

    The Bullitt Central cross-country programs are off and running this season with better numbers than in the past.

    The girls’ had a strong showing recently, finishing second in the LaRue County Weekday Classic Invitational. Sophomore Rachel Thacker finished second that day in a field of six teams with 47 runners.

    The team also finished second that day as Thacker was followed across the finish line by teammates Cindy Kiefer, Alyssa Shifflett, Morgan Hoover, Katie Miller and Bethany Dixon.

  • MW man caught after alleged theft in Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A 20-year-old Mount Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody with in 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station.

  • Three accused of gambling operation sent to grand jury

    HILLVIEW ee" Cases against three individuals charged with operating an iillegal gambling establishment will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    District Judge Jennifer Porter ordered that the charges against Eric Justice, Stephen Miller and James Jenkins Jr. be waived to the grand jury after a probable cause hearing on Tuesday.

    On Aug. 11, Hillview police officers raided an auto glass business off Bells Mill Road.

    The three men were charged with complicity to promote gambling and possession of gambling devices.

  • Puppy love at Freedom Elementary

    HEBRON ESTATES - When Cheryl Huddleston’s students at Freedom Elementary returned to class in August, they engaged in the normal conversations.

    They talked about how “excited” some of them were to get back to school, while others talked about what they did over the summer.

    But they also talked about the rains that flooded the city of Louisville the week before. And several mentioned the Metro Louisville animal shelter which was flooded and animals had to be relocated for a period of time.

    From there, it just kind of “snowballed.”

  • Group tries to care for wounded warriors

    FORT KNOX - SSG Michael Montgomery, Ret., knows what a soldier faces both during and after combat.

    With 17 years military experience, including three years active duty, Montgomery learned the battle doesn’t end for a soldier upon returning home.

    The dangers of mental fatigue and post-traumatic stress are common and, in some ways, more difficult to treat than physical wounds. Montgomery and his wife, Tamika, lived through the struggle of post-traumatic stress and its effect on their relationship.