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Today's News

  • East ready for tough run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Standing at 13-1 overall and undefeated against teams from Kentucky, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will find out over the next two weeks just how good they are.

    Already, coach Ricky Hoffman’s team has beaten three teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state. Bullitt East stands at number nine and between Tuesday of this week and next Saturday, the Lady Chargers will play five of the top seven teams in the state based on the state’s coaches’ poll.

  • NB softball has big Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES – Oh what a Saturday for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    Coming off a two week stretch in which they had lost five of the previous six times they had stepped on the field, the green and gold came alive as they competed in the Vernon Bibb Memorial Showcase, winning three games by a combined four runs.

    They did that without any seniors, and only two juniors. The seniors were not available as they were on the school sponsored Senior Trip to New York City.

  • Central cannot get healthy

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – When the season started, first-year Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips felt he was strong at the pitching position.

    That situation lasted just about three weeks. As of last week, Phillips was having to cancel or postpone games because he had no varsity pitching available. The coach didn’t feel that it would be fair to the team’s foes to put young and inexperienced players against top-tier competition.

    That will be the case again this week as Phillips is taking it one game at a time.

  • District won’t get too deep in help

     HILLVIEW - In the time of an emergency, the Bullitt County Sanitation District was ready to help out the owner of a private treatment facility.

    However, that lending of a hand will not go any further until a long-term solution to the problem surrounding the failure of the Hunters Hollow treatment facility is developed.

    On March 29, a failure in the wall of the Bullitt Utilities treatment facility led to over 300,000 gallons a day of raw sewage being dumped onto the ground and into a tributary of Brooks Run.

  • Schools receive major reading grant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nine Bullitt County elementary schools are achieving goals in reading thanks to a substantial state award.

    The Kentucky Department of Education tentatively awarded the local schools a total of $873,000 following the review process of the Read the Achieve grant proposal by Bullitt County Public Schools.

    BCPS schools receiving funding include Brooks, Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville Elementary.

  • Watch out for those flying eggs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s Bullitt County’s newest version of the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

    The second annual Helicopter Egg Drop lured about 6,000 egg seekers to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The helicopter dropped bags full of empty plastic Easter eggs onto a field for children to collect. The eggs were late redeemed for Easter candy.

    The family-friendly event included fun activities, food, and rides on a small scale working train.

  • City now has three resource officers in schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Safety is pivotal to any school, and the Shepherdsville CIty Council knows that.

    The council approved two new school resource officer positions for the city’s police department, allowing for three total to assist at public schools within city limits.

    Curtis Hockenberry and Ray Page Jr. were selected to join Sgt. Ken Bernardi in the special positions.

  • Best of Coyle: Easter

     This week's Best of Coyle, from 2012, is offered up as a way to say Happy Easter to everyone in Bullitt County from the staff of The Pioneer News.

  • Easter tales for Bullitt County

     The primary election may have cracked open a large hole in Bullitt County’s annual Easter egg distribution plans, and the yolk is on local officials and candidates.

    The Bullitt County branch of the Regional Authority of Bunnies Bringing Incredible Things (RABBIT) Coalition has announced its refusal to deliver and hide Easter eggs in the county.

    “This decision was based upon political strife, partially caused by primary elections held too close to this wondrous holiday,” said RABBIT spokesperson Cleo “Crusty” Honeybunny.

  • Chargers score last to slip past Eagles 3-2

     HEBRON ESTATES - It was a pitcher’s dream.

    A nice, warm day with the winds blowing into the face of the batters.

    The batters struggled on Saturday but the Bullitt East Chargers got a few more “freebies” at opportune times to scratch out a 3-2 victory over county rival North Bullitt.

    While the teams are no longer in the same district, such games always mean a little more.