Today's News

  • Can it be? Lack of rain affecting sports' schedules

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The normal lament from spring sports coaches is often about too much rain.

        This year coaches are worried that there is not enough rain. At least not enough rain to cancel some games.

        Unlike basketball where the game limitations are somewhat complicated based on regular season games and tournament contests, for baseball and softball the rule is quite clear. No team can play more than 36 games in the regular season.

  • American Red Cross responds to Southern floods

        WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has opened more than two dozen shelters in response to a powerful weather system that generated tornadoes and caused severe flooding across the South.

  • Group wants to offer ‘change’ but interest has been very slow

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Kentucky Baptist Convention has been improving communities all over the state for nearly 17 years with a program that’s shown participants the value and reward of hard work and helping others.

        Kentucky Changers assembles people from four states and sends them to areas across the commonwealth to make exterior repairs to the homes of low-income families.

  • Thacker signs with NKU, named Ky. All-Star

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was a pretty good day on Wednesday for Kayla Thacker.

        First, she was already scheduled to sign her letter of intent to play basketball for Northern Kentucky University.

        But she was also selected to play for the Kentucky All-Stars in its annual series against Indiana in June.

  • Jurich pleased with UofL direction in all athletics

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - People in the area may recognize Tom Jurich as athletic director of the University of Louisville.

        But many may not realize his long-term commitment to the Court-Appointed Special Advocates program.

        Before arriving in Louisville, Jurich was a member of CASA and has been a frequent guest speaker in Bullitt County as a fund-raiser for the local program.

        On Tuesday, Jurich was inducted as the first member of the CASA Hall of Fame in Bullitt County.

  • Bluegrass Speedway has American Sprint Car Tour in Action May 22

    BARDSTOWN - Following Saturday evening’s rainout, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will again present racing action this Saturday May 22 as the American Sprint Car Tour visits the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval as Sprint Cars return to Bluegrass Speedway for the first time since 2003.     


  • Parks Board makes sound, quick decisions

        The re-creation of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation board got off to a very positive start on Monday.

        The reason wasn’t the decisions made but because there was an exchange of dialogue from various interests.

        The decision to make a proposal to fiscal court on Tuesday for the YMCA to have a management agreement to operate the three swimming pools this summer was a correct one.

  • Chargers split pair of games in short week

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - An already planned short week because of Oaks and Derby Day, became an even shorter week when rain on Tuesday washed out Bullitt East’s district game with Fairdale.

        That game is now rescheduled for Thursday of this week at Fairdale.

        That left the Chargers on the field for just two games in a mini-showdown with Oldham County schools. On Monday, the red and gold came up short against North Oldham, falling 9-7. On Thursday, Bullitt East evened that count as they thumped South Oldham 15-7.

  • Trio of local athletes top the state ratings

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Midway through the high school track season and three Bullitt County athletes in four events stand atop their events in Class AA according to the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Association rankings from April 20.

        Bullitt East senior Jackie Stevens, the defending Class AA State Champion in both the discus and shot put is way out in front in her two events.

  • Lady Charger softball claims top district seed

        HEBRON ESTATES - An old-fashioned pitchers’ duel that saw just ten hits combined, showed just how close the top teams are this season in 24th District softball play.

        When the dust had finally settled on a blustery spring day Thursday, it was Bullitt East sitting atop the regular season standings after slipping past North Bullitt 2-1 in what has become the most heated rivalry in area softball circles.