Today's News

  • Central starts fast but then stumbles in Valley tourney

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A quick start in the Valley Invitational was good for the Bullitt Central Cougars, but playing two games on the third day of the double-elimination event was more than the maroon and gray could handle.

    After outscoring their first two opponents in the seven-team field 23-1, the Cougars fell in the championship game of the winner’s bracket 8-1 to eventual tournament champion Christian Academy. A few hours later, the maroon and gray lost to Spencer County 13-4 and finished third in the field.

  • Outdoor track seasons start for all three teams

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The outdoor track season got started last week for all three Bullitt County programs as they all went in different directions.

    With the way the school schedule falls this week, the opening meets will serve as more a tune-up. The real season will begin when school resumes next Monday.

    This will be a short season for track in Kentucky this year. The state championships have been moved up a week, to May 22-23 because the University of Louisville is hosting an NCAA Regional meet on the traditional weekend for the Kentucky state high school championships.

  • Hebron's Stayton gives up his hair to raise funds for others

    HEBRON ESTATES – It’s a feel-good story. Bullitt Countians helping a fellow Bullitt Countian. It’s an older kid helping out a younger kid.

    It feels about as refreshing as a newly shaven head.

    Matthew Stayton, a seventh grader at Hebron Middle School, had his mop of long hair shaved off as part of the annual St. Baldrick’s Day event.

    St. Baldrick’s, the largest volunteer fundraising event for childhood cancer research, allows participants to collect sponsorship donations for having their heads shaved.

  • Mount Washington Middle School newest school to start archery

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The city’s two middle schools have recently hit a bulls eye with the creation of archery programs that allow students with all levels of athletic ability to participate.

    Both Eastside Middle and Mount Washington Middle schools recently participated in the regional and state competitions, sponsored by the National Archery in the Schools Program.

    Coaches of both teams said they have been very impressed with how successful their teams have been in short time periods.

    Mount Washington Middle School

  • BE tennis drops NB

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" An early season tennis match went to Bullitt East as coach Dustin Armstrong’s team defeated North Bullitt 5-0 on Tuesday.

    In singles, the number one court went to Bullitt East senior Shane Milburn when he defeated sophomore Matt Bloom 7-5, 6-4. On the number two court, Matt Phipps defeated jake Compton 6-0, 6-0. Reese Milburn defeated Isaac Heines 6-1, 6-0 in number three singles.

  • East softball tourney starts play Friday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers will play host to the High-Five Sporting Goods/Bullitt East Invitational on Friday and Saturday of this week.

    The first-ever event will be played at both Bullitt East and at the Mount Washington Youth League Field at Mount Washington Elementary. There will be four teams in two pools.

    Pool A includes Bullitt East along with Beth Haven, Grant County and Presentation. The opposite pool involves Ballard, Anderson High School from Ohio as well as Fairdale and Franklin County.

  • 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.