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Today's News

  • Exton seeks to defeat Laswell for party nomination

     HILLVIEW — Two individuals who have been involved in the community in different ways for years will face off in the Republican primary for Third District magistrate.

    The winner will face the survivor of the Democratic primary.

     

    MIKE EXTON

    For several years, he’s thought about running for public office.

    A couple of years ago, he jumped into the Pioneer Village city council race and is serving his first term.

  • Seum challenged by Ham in senate primary race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- It will be a battle of a newcomer trying to unseat a long-time incumbent in the race for the state senate seat in the 38th District.

    The winner in the Republican primary will face a challenge from Independent candidate Brenda Board in the fall.

     

    PAUL HAM

    The selling point is pretty clear for Ham — Bullitt County needs to elect a Bullitt County person to represent them in Frankfort.

  • ELECTION DAY SET FOR THIS TUESDAY

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — With over 53,000 combined Republicans and Democrats registered to vote, how many will come out to the polls on Tuesday, May 22?

    We are all about to find out.

    Despite being a countywide race, the talk has been relatively quiet, although you might be able to tell it due to the signs which sprout like dandelions this time of year.

    Democrats will have only three races on the ballot. Everyone will have an opportunity to decide the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

  • Roberts, Summers face off for co. judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the race for the top county office, the battle for Bullitt County Judge/Executive has been a quiet one.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is seeking her fourth term in office, while Jerry Summers is seeking his first political seat. 

    Democrat Tony Thompson awaits the Republican winner in the fall general election.

     

    Melanie Roberts

    Roberts believes she has an excellent team leading the county.

  • Eight battle for Republican sheriff’s berth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an open seat for sheriff, eight Republicans and one Democrat will be seeking the top law enforcement office in the county.

    While Myra Minton has no opposition, the Republicans will do battle on Tuesday to determine her opponent in November.

    The Republican contenders include, in alphabetical order, Todd Brimm, Mike Cook, Larry Coy, Paul Hineman, Mike Offe, Walter Sholar, George Thurman and Bryan Whittaker.

    Below, in alphabetical order, is a compilation of interviews and information presented during the various forums.

  • Championship Effort: Three squads blend together to bring home gold medal in worlds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When representing a country known as a melting pot, the team should be its own melting pot of several different schools.

    For this year’s United States Junior National All-Girl team, girls from both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central high schools united with girls from Eastside Middle to bring home the gold for the second year in a row from the Junior Elite Division at the 2017 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships.

    Teams Finland and Sweden came in second and third place in the division.

  • North softball fashions 3-1 week

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Heading into the final week of the regular season, the North Bullitt softball team claimed wins in three of four contests.

    The week started with a 15-0 victory over Bardstown at home in a game that was stopped after just three innings.

    Madison Ludwig pitched the first two innings for the win before Elizabeth Hines pitched the last inning. Each pitcher gave up one hit.

    At the plate, North Bullitt had just eight hits, but walked nine times and Bardstown made two errors.

  • Lady Chargers win two straight

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the first time this spring the Bullitt East softball team won back-to-back games last week as they moved to 7-14 entering the final week of the regular season.

    The week didn’t start on such a high note as the red and gold dropped a 10-0 decision on the road at Central Hardin.

    The Lady Chargers had just two hits and three base runners.

  • Couple constable races will have primary showdowns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two of the districts will have contested races for constable.

    And, again this time, the race for constable is again a busy one for the Fourth District.

    FIRST DISTRICT

    There will be no primary.

    Incumbent Robert Watkins will face Democratic challenger William McAllister in November.

    SECOND DISTRICT

    Republican incumbent John Cauley will face primary opposition from Eric W. Sullivan.

    There is no Democratic challenger in the fall.

  • BE gets key hits to win typical rivalry game vs. NB

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On a good day, veteran manager Jeff Bowles is pretty quiet down in the third-base coaching box.

    If quiet, that means his Bullitt East Charger batters are taking care of business.

    If not, then Bowles will be flashing a lot of signs for bunts and hit and runs.

    On Saturday, all the season records were thrown out the window as Bullitt East hosted North Bullitt in its annual meeting.

    Getting a couple of breaks and then coming up with the big hit, came away with a 4-1 victory.