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Today's News

  • CATS finally runs out of lives in state

    For the past 18 years, educators in Kentucky have had their feet held to the proverbial fire.

    As the years have passed, the fire got a little hotter.

    By the year 2014, school districts in Kentucky had a goal of 100 percent proficiency for their students in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System.

    As of 2008, no Bullitt County school had reached the magic mark across the board. Few in Kentucky had met their goal with just six more years to go.

  • New Lebanon Junction library will be built off Highway 61 despite concerns

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A new library in Lebanon Junction may be an exciting step for the city - but the facility’s future location has caused a bit of community controversy.

    Since 2006 the Bullitt County Public Library Board has pursued constructing a new branch to replace the city’s current cramped and dim location.

  • East starts strong, then fades at end

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The week started a day late, but the Bullitt East Chargers got off to a quick start, recording three straight shut-outs including wins over Bullitt Central and then Male.

    Unfortunately, after the 1-0 decision over Male in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, the Chargers dropped two straight games, falling to Elizabethtown, 3-2, and West Jessamine 4-2.

    The 3-2 mark for the week left Bullitt East with a 15-6 record.

  • Offense a no-show for Central baseball

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For most of last week, the Bullitt Central Cougars struggled to score runs. When they did finally generate some offense, the pitching sagged.

    Put those two things together and it led to a 0-4 week for the maroon and gray.

    The first game was a 10-0 loss to Bullitt East in a district game that was pushed back a day. On Tuesday, coach Tommy Alvey’s team was no match for the Chargers (see additional information for this game in the story to the left), falling behind 3-0 after three innings.

  • Pioneer Village looks to recoup expense

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Expecting to get most of its expenses incurred in the ice storm back from the federal and state governments, Pioneer Village officials may have an opportunity to receive even more items as a result of the disaster.

    City clerk Recka Daniels said Pioneer Village should get back about $4,500 of the $5,223 spent on various storm-related expenses.

    The money will come from the federal and state government coffers.

    Daniels expected the funds to be received in June.

    With any federal disaster, mitigation grant money is made available.

  • PERFECT! NB's Wagner retires 21 straight in 1-0 win

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Up until the start of his senior season, North Bullitt’s Matt Wagner had great stuff on the mound, but he couldn’t always find the plate.

    Now, Wagner has worked out the control problems and he is suddenly one of the best pitchers in the area. That was obvious on Wednesday when he threw the first perfect game in North Bullitt baseball history as the Eagles slipped past Bullitt Central 1-0.

    Earlier in the season he had combined on a no-hitter with Cody Adkins in a  win over Beth Haven.

  • Lady Eagles have an up and down week; now stand 14-8

    HEBRON ESTATES -- It was a mixed bag of results for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles as they split four games.

    Obviously, the biggest game of the week was the showdown with Bullitt East on Wednesday in Mount Washington. That one went into extra innings before the Lady Chargers won 5-4 (see story above).

    North Bullitt had tuned up for that game with a 14-0 victory over Seneca. After playing Bullitt East, the Lady Eagles took out their frustrations with a much easier than expected 16-0 victory over Southern in a rematch of last year’s 24th District championship contest.

  • Central upgrading football facilities this spring

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The excitement of the first winning season in 17 years is carrying over to this spring for the Bullitt Central football program.

    Last week, head coach Danny Leasor was gushing over how well spring practice had gone. He can’t wait for the middle of July to arrive and the start of practice for the 2009 season in which the Cougars should be very competitive with the move down to Class 5-A.

  • Proposal to let people cast ‘vote’ on alcohol sales

    Just when you thought there would be no more discussion on the possibility of alcohol sales on Sunday, it resurfaced Monday night.

    Councilman Scott Ellis threw out an interesting proposal - have a vote of the people that really doesn’t have any legal standing.

    After businessman Alex Ramirez spoke to the Shepherdsville City Council about how he has learned the affects of not having Sunday alcohol sales, Ellis said there might be an option.

  • Wins over BC, NB and BC highlight East's Week

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Few weeks during the regular season of the fast-pitch era have been much sweeter for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.

    In three days, coach Ed Phelps’ team beat Bullitt Central 1-0, North Bullitt, 5-4, and then Bullitt Central again 7-0.