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Today's News

  • Chargers snap losing streak with two nice wins

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Sometimes you have to laugh a little bit to get some serious work done.

    The Bullitt East Chargers did just that early last week as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a pair of victories. That action pushed the red and gold back over the .500 mark with a 9-8 record.

    The fun started on Monday when the team reported to practice. Head coach Troy Barr let the players conduct the first 30 minutes of the workout to the enjoyment of the whole team. A day later, the losing streak was history as the Chargers went on the road and beat South Oldham 67-58.

  • 2008 - A wild ride in Bullitt County

    It’s been another interesting year in Bullitt County.

    From lawsuits to economic woes to outstanding performances by individuals and teams, 2008 may not have been a great year for the stock market but it was a pretty good one in Bullitt County.

    Take a trip down memory lane on just a few of the events that occurred in the past 12 months...

     

    JANUARY

  • 2008 - A Year of Success

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was certainly a Wide World of Sports in Bullitt County in 2008 as local high school athletes made it one of the most successful years ever.

    The two mega-highlights came in two different sports, six months apart.

    First, the Class 2-A State Track and Field Championships saw North Bullitt freshman Helen Heines bring home the first state track title in 20 years when she surged to the front on the final lap and won the 1,600-meter race.

  • Hillview councilman, James Burton, dies at 63

    HILLVIEW - Jim Burton said he ran for city council to give something back to the community where he lived for over 30 years.

    When Overdale Elementary students expressed concern over the safety of a crosswalk, Burton was joined by fellow councilman Leemon Powell to volunteer to serve as traffic guards.

    The Hillview City Council lost one of its own on Saturday when the 63-year-old Burton passed away.

  • Man wanted on local warrants caught after Indiana car accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt County man wanted on several warrants is currently being held in the Harrison County, Ind., jail.

    Jeffery S. Kelien, 42, was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed chase in southern Indiana.

    According to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Kelien was wanted in Bullitt County on charges of burglary and criminal intent to commit theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    In late December, Cook said Kelien was allegedly looking around on property off Deerwood Road off Bardstown Road near Mount Washington.

  • Hunters Hollow council will have work to do in January

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission will meet again in January, in a roundabout process sort of way.

    Council member Ronnie Parker was sworn in by city attorney Mark Edison during the council’s December meeting.

    Parker was the only Hunters Hollow candidate on the November 2008 ballot, receiving 70 votes.

    Edison said write-in votes for other candidates, including current council members, were not included in final totals because the city did not pay a $50 fee to the county clerk’s office.

  • Be warned - this is not a normal Christmas column

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - ‘I’m not going to write a Christmas column this year,’ I told editor Tom Barr earlier this week. ‘I can’t be bothered.’

    “I see,” my boss for longer than either of us would care to remember said. “Well then maybe I can’t be bothered to sign your paycheck this week?”

    ‘OK, time to write a Christmas column,’ I quickly decided, but I still held out hope.

  • Board OK now needed for all size day cares

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Under a new state requirement, small in-home day cares must now receive conditional use permits to operate.

    Michael and Tracey Goodlett were the latest operators to seek approval from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    The facility is located on West Oak Street in Lebanon Junction next to St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    Tracey Goodlett said she has been operating the service for 15 years but the state is now requiring a letter of approval from the planning and zoning office.

  • Cougar football ready to step up by moving down

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While it is not new news, it is now time that Bullitt Central can start looking forward to a shift from Class 6-A to 5-A for the next two seasons at least.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association made that decision back in August, but since it doesn’t take affect until next season, there wasn’t a lot of reason to talk about it. The only thing making the announcement so early did was allow schools to start the scheduling process for the next two seasons.

  • College Goal Sunday assists students with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday provides free help to Kentucky students filing for financial aid.

    To increase chances of receiving aid, students must file the FAFSA before March 15.

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 25, at 21 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m.

    Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.