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Today's News

  • Lady Chargers drop two, but stay competitive

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bad weather early in the week limited the Bullitt East Lady Chargers to just two games last week and neither game went into the win column.

    The important game during the week came on Thursday with the rivalry contest with Mercy. The game was much closer than the final score would indicate as the Jaguars only had a 2-0 lead before scoring seven times in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 9-0.

  • Waffle fries good; waffle decisions not

     Elective officials are often caught off guard. Someone will sign up to speak.

    Elective officials by nature want to please the public.

    But, sometimes, they make decisions quickly without fully thinking about all sides of an issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court was the most recent example as the members voted three  times on the issue of medical marijuana.

    The pro-medical marijuana troops won the best of three series 2-1.

  • Our Goodbyes

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A few goodbyes to some people I knew and a few I didn’t.

    Delores Crenshaw Mudd recently passed away.

    She was a giant in the homemakers world in Bullitt County. She was also a longtime teacher in Bullitt County.

    She was also part of the Bullitt County Fair for many years. This year’s fair will be dedicated to her efforts.

    A good person who was involved in so many activities from education to extension.

    She touched many lives.

    A person I didn’t know who watched from afar.

  • No injuries as train derails cars near Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Multiple emergency units responded to a train derailment between Belmont and Lebanon Junction Tuesday afternoon.

    The accident occurred about 4 p.m., near the Streble Farm Road area off of Collings Hill Road.

    No injuries were reported from the event, which included 18 cars off the tracks, two of them locomotive engines.

  • Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation

    The following was released by the Shepherdsville Police Department around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

    On April 26, 2018 the Street Crimes Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department, the Kentucky State Police, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, and federal law enforcement authorities serves a search warrant in the 1500 block of Hillview Boulevard.

  • Shepherdsville to reuse gates as part of ‘welcome to city’ signage

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s hard to throw away a good piece of gate.

    So, two gates which were used at the Frank E. Simon Park will be repurposed as entrance signs.

    Shepherdsville council member Lisa Carter unveiled a plan to use the two security gates which were rammed at the park as “welcome” to the city on Highway 44 West and Highway 61 South.

    The council approved spending up to $3,500 on the sign project.

  • Maryville second in state energy contest

     FRANKFORT -- East Valley Elementary School in Morgan County reduced its energy consumption between 2016 and 2017 by more than 40 percent, earning it the championship title in Kentucky’s 2018 Battle of the School Buildings competition, sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).

    Maryville Elementary School in Bullitt County was a close second, a fraction of a percentage point behind.

  • BC’s Coogle signs to play soccer at Midway College

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar, Bullitt Central senior Payton Coogle didn’t need a sport to attend college.

    In fact, Coogle looked into attending several schools in which she would not be an athlete.

    However, in the end, Coogle decided that she wanted to continue balancing her academics with her love of soccer. That is why she recently opted to bypass some bigger schools and signed to attend Midway College in central Kentucky to play soccer.

  • Bullitt Lick Middle to host Run for Freedom on May 12

     Eighth graders have taken on the role of activists and organized a Run For Freedom to bring attention that modern day slavery still exists.

    Bullitt Lick teacher Jessica Flores themes her units so students learn about interesting topics as they learn reading and writing skills.

    “This unit is all about oppression,” she said. “We begin by reading about basic human rights and then look at a time in our history when those rights were being denied and people did something about it: the Civil Rights Movement.”

  • BE’s Trevor Ervin honored with young bandmaster award

     Bullitt East High School Director of Bands Trevor Ervin was honored with the 2018 Phi Beta Mu Young Bandmaster Award during the Kentucky Music Educators Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Louisville.

    “I have no words to properly explain this humbling experience,” said Ervin who has guided dozens of musicians to successful auditions for the KMEA All-State Band.

    This year, the Bullitt East Wind Ensemble was also invited to perform.