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Today's News

  • Hillview looks to expand city boundaries

    HILLVIEW -- When presented the opportunity, Hillview officials are always eager to add territory to its current boundary.

    The city is now in pursuit of a 12-acre tract off Brooks Road, just west of the Interstate 65 interchange.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said there had been some discussions previously about annexing the property but nothing had been done.

    The property runs along Williams Lane and near the Jefferson Gun Club.

    City attorney Mark Edison said there were no homes on the property and no one would be able to vote on the annexation issue.

  • Cougars win a game, but then struggle with errors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars picked up one win last week, but for the most part the maroon and gray struggled with poor fielding which overshadowed some strong pitching and improved hitting.

    The week started with a 14-4 loss to Fairdale. The outcome means that the two teams will meet in the first round of the 24th District Tournament which will be played at Fairdale this season. Fairdale will have the number four seed while Bullitt Central will be the number five team.

  • 2009 Coaches' All-Bullitt County Basketball Teams

    2009 Coaches' All-Bullitt County Basketball Teams

     

     

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    Co-Players of the Year:

    Willie Moore - Sr. - Bullitt East

    Adam Kelty - Sr. Bullitt East

    T.J. Flener - Jr. - Bullitt Central

    Travis Ridley - Jr. - North Bullitt

    Grant Polson - Sr. - Bullitt East

  • Lady Cougars find ways to win close ball games

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A week earlier, Bullitt Central softball coach Buddy Gallemore was lamenting his team’s inability to win close ball games.

    What a difference a week makes. The Lady Cougars did a much better job of getting the key hit at key times as they won three of five games last week including a 7-5 victory over Southern.

  • Knowing how to watch the weather key

    April 1 means April Fools' Day, a day where I could write about men from Mars invading Bullitt County and searching for intelligent life.

    The odds of this happening are astronomical, primarily because we have not determined that there is intelligent life in outer space, much less here.

    There are other things that remind us of April's arrival other than being foolish. Sometimes Easter is a sure sign. Sporting events like the NCAA basketball championships and Major League Baseball opening day help.

  • Micah's Chester to play for college powerhouse

    HILLVIEW -- What college basketball coach has won the most national championships and what school does he work for?

    Give up.

    Ron Arnett has won 11 national championships as head coach of the Kentucky Christian University Lady Knights, including the past three National Christian College Athletic Association titles.

    When Rachel Chester of Micah Christian Academy in northern Bullitt County went down to try out for a possible spot on next year’s roster, the coach who has won 78 percent of his games at the Grayson, Ky., university was impressed.

  • Random thoughts from spring break

    Some random thoughts while spending spring break with a bunch of teenagers playing baseball in eastern Tennessee...

    *Why did Bullitt County get shut out on any of the state dollars to deal with issues related to BRAC improvements at Fort Knox?

    Was it a lack of input from local officials? Was it that most of the important projects dealt with infrastructure improvements in Hardin and Meade counties?

    No one probably has a clear-cut answer.

  • Vittitoe takes 'big heart' to play college football

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you ask veteran football coach Dan Leasor the size of senior Jesse Vittitoe, the answer would be “big enough.”

    If you asked Vittitoe, the answer would be the same.

    While there may be football players who are taller and heavier than the Bullitt Central player, there is none with a bigger heart.

    That heart and desire will lead the son of Kathy and Michael Vittitoe, to Illinois College to continue his gridiron career.

  • Some good, some bad notes from legislative work

    FRANKFORT ee" To better understand just how much the country’s economic crisis has affected Kentucky, it may help to look at some hard-to-imagine statistics in a different way.

    If the number of people seeking unemployment insurance for the first time in February came together, for example, they would immediately become Kentucky’s third-largest city, slightly ahead of Owensboro.

    The total number of unemployed is of course much higher. Its size easily outranks the combined populations of Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington and Richmond.

  • Continue to battle meth in county

    Probably 99.9 percent of the Bullitt County populace would not know how to make methamphetamine or even what it looks like if they saw it.

    However, it is a problem throughout the country and Bullitt County is not immune.

    A special series of articles the past week in The Pioneer News and a public forum held on Tuesday night provide proof of the problem.

    It affects many of us – even though we might not know it. Most crimes occur due to drug involvement and many families are falling apart because of the drug.