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Today's News

  • Local archers excel in event at Moore High

     HIGHVIEW - Bullitt County students went into Jefferson County and brought home a majority of the awards given at the Moore High archery invitational tournament last weekend.

    The following local students garnered awards:

    *Cameron Treil, third grade, Cedar Grove, third place, 172

    *Savannah Thompson, fourth grade, Cedar Grove, first place, 267

    *Dylan Beck, fifth grade, Cedar Grove, third place, 264

    *Victoria Carroll, sixth grade, Eastside, third place, 260

    *Michael Atwell, sixth grade, Eastside, third place, 264

  • Region tournaments have to change schedules

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Who didn’t see this coming??

    After a season in which it seemed that every week in January and February had some weather hurdles to clear, this week’s Sixth Region Tournaments didn’t get started on time because of snow on Sunday night. This came after one of the few complete weeks of the season as the district tournaments went off without a hitch.

  • Wooldridge believes office needs change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Looking at what has happened over the past few years, John Wooldridge felt there needed to be a change.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s March 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    IRS Phone Scams are on the rise. Scammers call, saying they are with the IRS, telling the taxpayer he or she owes money. Then threatens the taxpayer with arrest unless they pay right away. Scammers also call “fishing” for personal information, claiming the taxpayer is owed a large refund.

  • Cougars win ‘battle’ to earn regional berth

     OKOLONA - It’s tournament time, guys.

    It’s time to tighten up the shoe laces and bring it. 

    Just bring it.

    That was the message delivered by Bullitt Central basketball coach Joe Pat Lee.

    And his Cougars brought it.

    In a hard-fought semifinal contest, the Cougars didn’t gain a lead until late in the third quarter and held off the Southern Trojans 52-47.

  • Mercy shoots lights out as they turn the tables on East girls

     JEFFERSONTOWN – It was raining three-pointers on the Bullitt East Lady Chargers Thursday night in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament and there was nothing the red and gold could do about it.

    In a showdown between two of the best teams in the state, the Mercy Jaguars connected on half of the 20 three-pointers they took in the game including four straight from beyond the arc in a three minute span midway through the third quarter.

  • Chargers put it all together in beating Fern Creek 73-59

      JEFFERSONTOWN – Trailing by two points at halftime, the Bullitt East Chargers felt they had the Fern Creek Tigers right where they wanted them on Friday in the championship game of the boys’ 24th District Tournament at Jeffersontown High School.

    The Chargers were right. Bullitt East scored the first basket of the second half and with an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter, the red and gold took control and then pulled away with 30 points in the fourth quarter for a 73-59 victory.

  • Grit, toughness keys Cougar win in district finale

      OKOLONA - For winning coach Joe Pat Lee, his Bullitt Central Cougars were able to cut the nets down on Friday night due to its grit and toughness.

    For North Bullitt coach Brian Courtney, the mood of the game may have been disrupted before the first second ticked off the clock.

    But for Brett Bourland, the big man in the middle, the game hinged on his stolen pass late in the contest and his desire to claim every rebound that was up for grabs.

  • 6th Region Basketball Tournaments: Local teams ready to make noise on a much bigger stage

     UPDATE (03/05): Monday's Sixth Region Tournament basketball games have been postponed due to school cancellations.

    All scheduled games will move back one day, meaning the Monday scheduled games on the Girls' tournament are scheduled for Tuesday night, while Boys' first-round games are now scheduled for Wednesday night.

    All scheduled game times remain the same. Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for Sixth Region Tournament updates and results.

  • Accident draws Bell to new career

    CEDAR GROVE - A car accident five years ago led to Steve Bell's first ribbon cutting.

    The insurance agent hosted an official grand opening celebration for his new State Farm Insurance location at the Cedar Grove Business Park.

    "(The accident) changed my life," said Bell. "I learned the value of insurance. My mission and goal is to make sure everyone is taken care of. I want to keep people out of a bad spot."