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Today's News

  • Squire Boone has rich history in Kentucky

     The Boone family was the first pioneer family to come to Kentucky. 

    Squire Boone Sr. was born in England in 1696.  Squire’s parents were George Boone and Mary Maugridge. 

    In 1717, Squire, along with his brother George and sister Sarah, had traveled to America ahead of their parents.  They landed in Pennsylvania. 

    After his parents arrived in America they lived in Pennsylvania until their deaths.  His mother died in 1740 and his father died in 1744 in Pennsylvania.

  • BC’s McDonald to play volleyball at Midway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Never give up.

    That was the way Bullitt Central senior Darian McDonald handled things when it came to finding the right fit for her college volleyball career.

    As it turned out, McDonald had friends in the right places.

  • Saturday will be your Longest Day of Play

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Baptist Church will host one of the longest days of the year for Bullitt County.

    Actually, it’s the third annual Longest Day of Play event sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department’s Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW).

    The event always takes place on or around the Summer Solstice, when the most daylight in one day is prominent, according to CREW director Daniel Crum.

  • Beavers eager to be leader of BC Cougars

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central High School searched for a full year to fill the principal vacancy. They have decided it to leave it to Beavers.

    Jim Beavers was named the new BCHS principal by the site-based decision making council.

    Beavers, a Bardstown native, will replace interim principal Andrew Pohlman, who will remain at the school.

    Bringing an educational and military background, Beavers said both helped him become familiar over time with the Bullitt County area.

  • Departments help to raise Crusade funds

     It was a banner year for local fire departments as all participated in the WHAS Crusade for Children. In all, almost $6 million was generated in Kentuckiana for special needs programs.

    Of that, Bullitt County fire departments generated over $174,000 -- of which, all will be returned to the community in the form of grants to organizations like the school system.

    Zoneton Fire Department collected $87,029.37, which again placed them among the top five fire agencies in Kentucky.

  • 2015 Bullitt County Fair

     Fairbear and Fairabear made their annual appearance on Saturday morning at the Bullitt County Fair.

    They were there to meet with children gathered for the baby pageants. And they were also there to promote the Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30.

    In between having pictures taken, Fairabear decided that a temporary UL tattoo was needed.

    Look for pageant winners, as well as other contest winners and fair photos, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Summer Soccer Camp Fun

     The Women’s World Cup isn’t the only soccer being played this summer.

    Both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East recently hosted soccer camps for young players and there was a strong turnout at both events.

    The young players got to work on some fundamentals in learning the game and played some games as well as also just getting to have some fun picking up the basics of the game. 

  • Are the Lady Chargers ready to dethrone Mercy?

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Talk about your broken records.

    (For those readers under the age of 30, that is a reference to a long lost method of sound reproduction. When a vinyl record would become broken, then the needle that rode across it to create the sound would skip, jumping back, and playing the same part of the recording over and over.)

  • Metro PD investigates dead body

     NICHOLS -- Louisville Metro Police are currently investigating what is being termed a homicide.

    According to LMPD, the body of a white female was found in the woods at the Bullitt/Jefferson County line at Pendleton Hill Road and Pendleton Road.

    It appeared the body had been in the woods for several days.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office assisted but the case is being worked by Louisville Metro.

  • High-speed chase ends in Deatsville Road cow pasture

     A high-speed car chase that started near Exit 116 in Bullitt County ended in a shallow dry gulch in a cow pasture off Deatsville Road with a crashed stolen car, a suspected rolling meth lab and two people in cuffs.