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Today's News

  • MW man sent to prison for exploiting child

    LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington man will serve the next 27 years in a federal prison for violating child exploitation laws.

    In an investigation that started with the Mount Washington Police Department and then was turned over to federal officials, Michael Thomas Potter Jr. was sentenced to 27 years with no parole.

    The action was taken Monday in U.S. District Court.

  • Tough foes lead to tough losses for NB baseball

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise has told his team that they will schedule anybody, anywhere, anytime this spring.

    In week one of the 2009 season that meant games against two of the top five teams in the state. While battling teams from that level might pay dividends in the long run, it can cause some growing pains in the short term. That was the case as the Eagles lost to both St. Xavier and Eastern last week.

    Overall, the green and gold were 1-2 before heading to Tennessee this week for a spring break tournament.

  • Civil service affirms police officer's firing in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - A four-member civil service board has affirmed the mayor’s firing of a long-time police officer in the city of Hillview.

    In its written findings secured through an open records request, the firing of Connie Rausch for violation of standards of a Hillview police officer by Mayor Jim Eadens in January 2009 were affirmed.

    However, attorney Joseph Wantland said his client will take the matter to Bullitt Circuit Court to reclaim the position she has held for the past 13 years.

  • BC softball blows out Dragons 16-0

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a team that starts just about as many middle school players as it does high school players, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars needed an early season confidence boost.

    The maroon and gray got just that to open the 2009 season on Tuesday when they blew past visiting Doss 16-0. The game last just three innings as Bullitt Central scored 12 times in the first inning and then four more in the bottom of the second. The Lady Cougars did not even bat in the bottom of the third.

  • Let the hunting begin...

    HILLVIEW - Beautiful weather took precedence over soggy fields at the City of Hillview's annual Easter Egg Hunt.

    Hundreds of children swarmed the fields in search of 6,012 eggs distributed by the Hillview Operation Santa and Community Events Association.

    A dozen special eggs shaped like jellybeans contained extra prizes courtesy of Hillview Wal-Mart, Kart Kountry, Subzero Deli and Desserts, Kentucky Down Under and Louisville Bats Baseball.

  • Local residents earn honors from state history group

    FRANKFORT — Two Bullitt County residents and a volunteer group were honored at the 2009 Kentucky History Awards, held March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. 

    Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements in Kentucky history.   

    The Bullitt County Genealogical Society Cemetery Documentation Team volunteer group received an award of merit for their Bullitt County Cemetery Documentation Project. 

  • Zack McCarthy commits to John A. Logan College

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East senior baseball standout Zack McCarthy recently announced that he has committed to John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois.

    John A. Logan College is a junior college with a long history of baseball success under head coach Jerry Halstead. The Volunteers have won nine conference titles, six Region 24 championships and made two national tournament appearances. Fourteen former players at the school are currently playing professional baseball with four competing in the major leagues.

  • Just how good have 6th Region girls been? Very!

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Bullitt County’s three high schools were realigned into the Sixth Region in 2005, the general consensus was that, at least at the beginning, the local programs would be able to compete better against the girls’ programs in western Jefferson County than against the boys’ sports.

        While that might still turn out to be the case in the big picture, it has been nearly impossible to keep up with the best girls’ basketball teams in the Sixth Region.

  • Mixed results for East baseball in week one

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" The first week of the regular season for the 11th-ranked Bullitt East Chargers had some highlights and some lowlights, but the team posted a 2-1 record heading to Florida this week for spring break.

    The season got off to a strong start on Monday as the red and gold rolled past Eastern, the third-ranked team in the state, by a 5-1 count. A day later, the Chargers scored 11 runs in the first three innings but then had to hang on to beat Sixth Region rival DeSales 15-12.

  • North-Central baseball game moved to North; Softball at BC, Monday Rain-outs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Because of continued drainage problems with their new field, Bullitt Central has been forced to move Wednesday’s district showdown with North Bullitt to the Eagles’ home field.

    Bullitt Central has yet to play a game on the new field. Games the first week of the season had already been changed to away games and then the Cougars played in the Valley Invitational over spring break. It was hoped they could play at home this week, but at this point it will take at least two days of no rain before the team can play at home.