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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Charger baseball has perfect week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Including a win over North Bullitt on Saturday (see story above), the Bullitt East Chargers won all five games they played last week, using five different pitchers to start games.

    The red and gold picked up an impressive win on Monday as they defeated Central Hardin, a top-15 team in the state, by a 4-2 margin.

    The Chargers trailed 2-1 before scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth to get the win.

  • Family Foundation honors two legislators

     LEXINGTON, KY —”The Family Foundation of Kentucky is pleased to honor state Rep. James Tipton and state Rep. Russell Webber with its ‘Champion of Faith, Family and Freedom Award’ for their principled and steadfast leadership over the last biennium,” said Kent Ostrander, president of the organization. 

    “The direction of the Commonwealth has changed significantly in the last two years, in no small part because of the dedication and labor of these two Bullitt County representatives.” 

  • Democrats, Republicans battle to survive

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In one of the few races which will have both a Republican and Democratic primary, the survivors will have an opportunity to run it off in the fall.

    David Strange, an Independent, will also be on the fall general election ballot.

    Below is a summary of interviews and forum information provided by each of the candidates.

     

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    Jeff Branham

  • Arnold, Watkins seek nomination to face Knox in fall election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Two individuals with expectations of unseating the current jailer will battle for the Republican Party’s nomination in the spring primary.

    One has been on the ballot several times and the other is making her first bid to become jailer.

    The winner of the primary on May 22 will face incumbent Martha Knox, who has no Democratic opposition.

     

    DENISE ARNOLD

  • NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK

     For National Prevention Week, the member of Bullitt County’s drug-free coalition were challenged to write letters to their future selves about what they’re doing today to ensure a healthier tomorrow.

    Dear Future Me,

    *Remember that every choice you make not only affects yourself, but it could be a ripple effect for everyone else. –Sarah Smith

    *Always remember that you are a living example that will either empower or discourage others! –Jonna Naylor