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Today's News

  • Peoples’ House getting a lot done

     FRANKFORT — Following the conclusion of week 3 of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the people’s House has accomplished a great deal, but there is much left to o. Thankfully, Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has charted a new course for Kentucky. 

  • Local wrestlers just can’t find winning groove at state meet

     LEXINGTON – After a strong showing in the Region Three Wrestling Championships a week earlier that saw 13 Bullitt County competitors advance to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships, the good fortune melted away last week as no wrestler reached the podium, signifying a top eight finish.

    At the local level, reaching the podium is a powerful goal. A handful of Bullitt Central wrestlers have reached that level over the past dozen years, but it has eluded any wrestlers from either Bullitt East or North Bullitt.

  • NB’s Brown set for ‘air raid’ at Kentucky Christian

     HEBRON ESTATES – When it comes to football, North Bullitt senior Andrew Brown loves the passing game.

    It helps a lot that the Eagle signal caller the past two seasons has the arm to go with his fondness for throwing the ball.

    With that at the forefront, Brown had no trouble falling for the ‘air raid’ style of offense used at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, about 20 miles west of Ashland.

    In the end, Brown made the decision to attend Kentucky Christian after giving a lot of consideration to Kentucky Wesleyan.

  • Energy in schools - Potential versus kinetic

     Most readers will know that to say “potential energy” is another way of saying “stored” energy, like when you turn the propeller on the balsa wood rubber band powered plane until it is so twisted it is getting ready to break. 

    To turn it into kinetic energy, one just has to let go and away the plane soars.

    During the last couple of weeks, I had my yearly opportunity to speak to our 8th grade class at all six middle schools. 

    That adds up to just over a thousand 13- or 14-year-old young men and women. 

  • 2016-17 DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

     Local high school basketball teams are now appearing in their respective district tournaments.

    The top two teams from each district tournament will advance to regional tournaments.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for scores and updates, and see full stories in next week’s editions of The Pioneer News.

     

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL:

    23RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at North Bullitt High School

    Tuesday, Feb. 21:

  • Fire boards seem close to contract deal

     Maybe it was the sweet smell of bacon. Maybe it was the desire to stop writing big checks to attorneys. Maybe the parties finally realized that enough was enough.

    For whatever reason, the fire district board and the fire department board at Southeast Bullitt have been working together to reach an agreement for an amended contract.

    Over breakfast Saturday, the parties calmly and intelligently discussed a skeleton of a contract agreement.

    Only one real sticking point appeared -- the length of the contract.

  • Central runs and guns to opening victory

     HEBRON ESTATES – Just three days removed from a horrendous 29-point outing in the regular season finale against Spencer County, the Bullitt Central Cougars bounced back in high fashion on Monday, opening the post-season with an 81-37 victory over Evangel.

    Playing in the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt, the Cougars advanced with the win and will play top-seeded Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

  • Hoops action will be hot all week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After single games on Monday night in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments, the basketball will really heat up as the week progresses.

    In the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central boys’ moved into the semi-finals with a win over Evangel on Monday. The Cougars will now take on Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the first semi-final. North Bullitt will take on Southern in the second semi-final.

    The two winners on Wednesday will advance to Friday’s championship game that has a start time of 6:30 p.m. at North Bullitt.

  • Otaku Ball makes everyone feel welcome at annual dance event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—It’s the annual dance that makes everyone over the age of 13 feel welcome.

    The 9th annual Otaku Ball, hosted by the Bullitt County Public Library, brought together over 50 anime fans for a pre-Valentine’s party.

    Participants were encouraged to cosplay (dressing up as a character) and awards were given out for the favorites. William Huey and Kirsten Kirchner were awarded the coveted Emperor and Empress titles.

    For founding-member Dalton Fell, returning to the event 

  • Both district hoops’ tournaments to be held locally

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Local basketball fans won’t have to travel very far this week as the 2017 high school basketball post-season starts with the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt and the 24th District event being contested at Bullitt East.

    While each of the two local districts have one five-team event and one four-team event and the days for the boys’ and girls’ events are the same from Tuesday forward, there are some time differences so area fans need to check the brackets in this issue for the time schedules.