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Today's News

  • Chess continues to grow in popularity in schools

     The game can be over in four moves or it can go on for hours all depending on how players position their game pieces.

    Chess is a cerebral contest where Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook and Queen battle to capture a King in the game ending move known as checkmate.

    For two years, over 40 Bullitt County Public School students have waged war on a game board which harks of a completely different generation…the only working electronics is a clock.

  • Baseball honors roll in; BC's Whitehouse to TN

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The baseball awards for area players continued to roll in last week as the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association named its All-State Teams for the 2014 season.

         Heading up the listing with Co-Mr. Baseball award winners Kaleb Duckworth of Henderson County and Tates Creek’s Devin Hairston. Duckworth will be playing at Western Kentucky University next season while Hairston will be at the University of Louisville.

  • Wood ready to face task of taking EMS to highest levels

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--As Eastside Middle School enters its 10th year of existence, trailblazer Bonita Franklin will hand over the “wings”  to new principal Troy Wood.

    Wood has been serving as the assistant principal at Bullitt East High School for the last three years, but he is ready for the new challenge.

    “I was looking to advance and move forward in my career,” said the Mount Washington resident. “Eastside is the best school in the county and one of the top in the state.”

  • 2014 Bullitt County Fair

     CLERMONT - The weather was hot but the rides were even hotter during the 2014 Bullitt County Fair.

    Photographers captured some of the visitors having a great time on the rides.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for images of this year's fair, from pageants to rides, from animals to food.

  • Talks clog up in hopes of solving sewer plant problem

    HILLVIEW -- What appeared to be a possible solution to a sewage treatment problem in northern Bullitt County may have come apart at the seams.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 23, 2014

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory

    nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

    highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Welcome to Chamber

      LOUISVILLE - With Bullitt Bowl long gone due to Preston Highway's lane widening, Fern Valley Strike and Spare invites Bullitt Countians to head up for 44 lanes of bowling fun.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for its new member, located at the corner of Fern Valley Rd. and Shepherdsville Rd.

    Owner/general manager Jack McCarthy hopes to offer everyone fun at areasonable cost, especially with summer fast approaching.

    "We felt like we could offer something different at affordable rates," he said.

  • Local winner in state contest

     Terri Hammond decided to open up a new checking account at Forcht Bank, located in the Hillview Kroger.

    Little did she know that at the end of a 12-market promotion by Forcht Bank branches throughout the state that she would be a winner. A big winner. Jason Stuecker presented Hammond with $2,600 in gift cards.

    The promotion provided gasoline for a year for one lucky winner. That winner happened to be Hammond, a customer of the local bank.

  • NB’s Humphrey to play football at Campbellsville

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes schools recruit football players and other times football players recruit schools.

    It was the latter that worked out just fine for North Bullitt senior Lucas Humphrey recently when he signed to play football at Campbellsville University.

    It has been Humphrey’s desire to play for the Tigers and attend the college since he attended a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp there in the summer of 2012.

  • Smoking ban overturned by Supreme Court

     FRANKFORT - A legal case watched by many throughout the state has been decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court.