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  • Bullitt County Challenge: BE wins but BC and NB struggle early in showcase

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Basketball fans had the opportunity Saturday to see all three local teams competing against foes from outside Bullitt County.

    The first annual Bullitt County Challenge was held for the girls on Saturday at Bullitt East. Unfortunately, the home teams came away with just a single victory.

    The three local teams hope to make this an annual event with each of the programs hosting the day of hoops during an upcoming season.

    No plans have been solidified for next season at this point.

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  • Counterfeit money, drug case solved by police

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What started as a drug investigation ended up Monday being a case of counterfeit money being spread throughout the community.

    Kevin Michael Sheehan, 27, of Crestwood, was arrested by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, which initiated the investigation.

    Sheehan is now housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

    He is charged with 28 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

  • Lady Cougars stay hot against outmanned foes

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After a busy holiday season with two tournaments and then playing in a showcase event and a tough regular season game against Seneca, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars deserved a chance to come up for air.

    That came in the past two games as the maroon and gray got a chance to get reenergized for the second half of the regular season. On Friday, the Lady Cougars crushed an obviously outmanned Southern squad 80-40 and three nights later they wee back on the court and blew out Atherton 93-39.

    The two wins moved the Lady Cougars to 11-5 for the season.

  • Holy Cougars!! Central unveils fast, new attack

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What a difference three days makes. Just ask the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    After playing one of the worst games in recent memory, a 67-28 defeat to 24th District rival Southern on Friday, the Cougars bounced back on Monday with a new look and a new attitude. Run and gun is now the mantra for the maroon and gray.

    Without any practice, the Cougars went back into action with basically no restraints on the offense. Head coach Joe Pat Lee said he wanted a shot at least every 12 seconds. He got it.

  • Fairdale once again a thorn in Bullitt East's side; Lady Chargers roll

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers picked a bad week to play bad basketball.

    Heading into action last week, the Chargers were the only undefeated team in the 24th District. By the end of the week, the red and gold had two losses and were left looking for answers.

    The second loss of the week came on Friday in a familiar spot as the Chargers fell to new rival Fairdale 47-43. It was less than a year ago that Bullitt East lost the 24th District final to the Bulldogs on a mid-court shot in overtime on the same court.

  • 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.