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Today's News

  • 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

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Survivors have great stories to tell about their experiences

     HEBRON ESTATES - The Bullitt County Relay for Life has seen many changes over the years.

    Most recently the venue has switched from the actual track at North Bullitt High School to a more condensed parking lot area with a makeshift track, which many patrons seem to favor for its proximity to all of the ongoing activities.

    The one remaining constant throughout the years is the gathering of local cancer survivors and their caregivers. The annual Relay Survivor and Caregiver victory laps mean more than just a celebration of victory, it’s their reward.

  • Four in battle for magisterial nomination in Second

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Four Republicans are battling for the right to face a lone Democrat in the fall general election.

    The ultimate winner will serve the next four years as magistrate for the Second District.

    Incumbent Gary Lawson is being challenged by Charles Ballard, Curt Hudson and Shaun Logsdon. According to a social media post and a call to his fellow candidates, George R. Russell suspended his campaign.

    Cynthia Lynn Robertson is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee.

     

    CHARLES BALLARD