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Today's News

  • Chargers have no trouble winning opener

     FERN CREEK – To the surprise of no one, the Bullitt East Chargers had no trouble on Monday against Whitefield Academy in the opening game of the 24th District Baseball Tournament at Fern Creek High School.

    Bullitt East scored eight runs in the first inning and added seven more in the second before head coach Jeff Bowles pulled most of his regulars in a 17-0 victory. The Chargers had beaten the Wildcats 11-0 back on April 19 in one of just nine games Whitefield played during the regular season.

  • Temporary closure of Deatsville Road Wednesday

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 1604 (Deatsville Road) in Bullitt County due to cross-drain replacement. Two new pipes are being installed prior to resurfacing of this roadway.

  • Summers, Sholar top winners in primaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There will be new leadership in Bullitt County come January 2019.

    In what would become a theme for the night — close races — Jerry Summers defeated three-term incumbent Melanie Roberts of the Republican nomination for county judge/executive.

    Summers collected 2,687 votes and Roberts had 2,448.

    He will face Democrat Tony Thompson in the fall general election.

    In an eight-person primary for sheriff, former county attorney Walter Sholar was the victor.

  • BULLITT COUNTY 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

     BULLITT COUNTY 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

    (* - Incumbent) (# - Dropped out of the race)

     

    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - DEMOCRAT

    - Hank Linderman, 1,455

    - Brian Pedigo, 833

    - Rane Eir Olivia Sessions, 805

    - Grant Short, 674


    STATE SENATOR, 38th DISTRICT - REPUBLICAN

    - *Dan Malano Seum, 2,617

    - Paul Wesley Ham, 2,254

  • LIVING HISTORY

     A special exhibit filled the gym of Old Mill Elementary recently.

    Visitors from throughout the city walked in to find 79 historical statues placed in multiple rows. The statues stood quiet until the guest stepped on their button on the floor, activating the figure to come alive and share a monologue about his or her life.

  • Hillview employees will take Hepatitis vaccinations

     HILLVIEW - With an outbreak of Hepatitis-A reported in Bullitt County, officials in the city of Hillview decided to take precaution.

    Mayor Jim Eadens announced that a mandatory Hepatitis vaccination event would be made available to all city employees, including members of the city council.

    According to Eadens, the city’s insurance would cover 100 percent of the costs for employees. Council members would need to check to see if their insurance covered the vaccinations.

  • Another city pays pension increase for Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE - With state pension reform looming over Kentucky cities, Pioneer Village has already found one solution to the first wave of ongoing increases.

    The changes made by the Kentucky General Assembly now require cities to pay retirement pensions, with cities allowed to pay the increase over 10 years rather than a lump sum payment. Each payment would include a 12 percent increase, compounded annually.

  • Post-season diamond play starts on Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Get in. Get out. Get finished.

    That seems to be the philosophy of area athletic directors as this week’s post-season play for area teams in baseball and softball will be about as compact as possible.

    In the 23rd District, with play at Southern High School, the only facility in the district with lights, the decision was made to do everything in two days in both sports. The semi-finals in each sport will be played on Monday with the championship games played at the same time on Tuesday.

  • Area softball teams are ready for post-season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in six days the Bullitt East Lady Chargers lined up in the opposite dugout against neighbor Nelson County on Thursday.

    The second meeting was in Mount Washington and the outcome was just as positive as Bullitt East scored six times in the bottom of the first inning and then rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Lady Cardinals. The first meeting had been an 11-0 Lady Charger victory.

  • Central baseball still seeks pitching depth

     SHEPHERDVILLE – After watching an early 7-1 advantage vanish into thin air, the Bullitt Central Cougars scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning last Monday to beat visiting Thomas Nelson High School 12-8.

    The win was the seventh for the Cougars this season and just the third win at home.