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Today's News

  • East hosts volleyball camp then gets down to business

     Before getting down to business with their own practices this summer, the Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball team recently hosted a camp for young players in the area.

    For two nights the elementary and middle school players worked on fundamentals and played games under the direction of Bullitt East head coach Ed Fisher and the members of his team.

    After conducting the camp, Bullitt East got down to business with practice for the upcoming season. This past weekend the team played in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington.

  • Action doesn’t stop even when the Sports Editor goes on summer vacation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE –Back and ready for action!

    That is the feeling here as the Sports Editor is back from vacation and ready for the fall sports season to begin for the area high schools.

    Actually, the high school golf season started on Friday with Bullitt East hosting the Charger Open at Heritage Hill Golf Course. You can see the results from that event in Wednesday’s edition.

  • HELPING CASA

     The Mount Washington Lions Club presents another check to the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    The local club has made a habit to annually support the organization that provides assistance and guidance to children who are in the court system.

    CASA salutes the Mount Washington Lions Club for its continued assistance.

  • Holiday celebration

     When the Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its July meeting, there was plenty of explosive excitement.

    From fancy July 4 attire to some dancing in St. Francis Xavier to some singing by Jonathan Rideout, it was a festive time.

    The local AARP chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at St. Francis.

  • Blue Lick runs out of gas in regional final

     SAUK PRAIRIE, WIS. -- Heading into the Ohio Valley 16-18 Regional tournament, Blue Lick manager Tommy Parker didn’t have a lot of extreme hopes.

    With nine players on the trip after winning the state tournament, Parker knew it would be tough to bring home a championship.

    However, the local team surprised everyone by reaching the championship game last Sunday.

    But with a lot of tired bodies and sore arms, Blue Lick fell just short, losing 4-0 to the host Sauk Prairie team.

  • First Summer of Baseball

     The Mount Washington Under-6 All-Star team, the youngest All-Star team that the league names has had a strong summer.

    Unlike some of the older All-Star teams, the U-6 squad does not have tourneys in the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth series. Instead, the machine-pitch group plays in some independent tournaments. On July 11-12, the team won the Die Hard Invitational at Valley Sports Complex. The team also finished second in the Firecracker Tournament at Fern Creek.  The team still has a tournament at Germantown.

  • Leaders at all levels need to learn to be true leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past several years, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a luncheon featuring U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    The 2015 version of the gathering occurred on July 20 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    A nice crowd but not as many elected officials as one might think.

    However, in reality, they didn’t miss much.

    Yes, it would be nice in terms of respect for the nation’s highest ranking Republican.

  • TAKE AIM

     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 5th, Cedar Grove 8th in World Archery

     NASHVILLE -- Six teams from Bullitt County went to Nashville over the weekend to participate in the NASP World Archery Championships.

    Bullitt East placed tied for fifth out of 78 teams in the high school division and had one who placed fifth overall in the boys’ competition.

    Morgan Vaughn tied with five other shooters for third place. Out of 2,633 male shooters, the 11th grader placed fifth overall after a shootout.

    For 11th graders alone, Vaughn was second out of 165 competitors.

  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair

     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring.

    The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather.

    (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.