Today's News

  • BE pulls away late to secure a play-off spot

     BUCKNER -- It was just a little bit different on Thursday for the Bullitt East Chargers.

    Its game against Oldham County was a night earlier.

    And, due to senior activities on the field, warmups had to be moved to a practice field.

    Plus, most of the game was played in a steady rain.

    But, despite all the hurdles, coach Mark Sander’s Chargers fared quite well in its season finale.

    Bullitt East had over 500 yards of total offense en route to its 28-7 victory.

  • Colorfest!

     CLERMONT - It was so much fun that even Bernie the Black Bear enjoyed it.

    Wonderful weather resulted in smiling faces and lots of sunshine on the foliage at the 2016 ColorFest at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    As part of the event, a name was announced for the black bear that has been spotted within the forest over the summer. Bernie won this election with 56 percent of the vote.

  • NB loses 1-0 semifinal; BE beats Butler

        LOUISVILLE -- For the fifth straight year, it will be a Bullitt East-Mercy final for the Sixth Region girls’ soccer title.
        But, this year, the route each team had to follow was a bit different.
        Bullitt East played Butler in the semifinal on Wednesday. Normally, it is the Lady Chargers against the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.
        And, this year, the Lady Eagles had to face Mercy on its home field.

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  • So close yet so far as BE falls in shootout

        LOUISVILLE -- Each year, Bullitt East coach Steve Gentry feels his program gets a little bit closer to matching the Mercy Jaguars.
        On Friday, the final of the Sixth Region soccer tournament couldn’t be decided in regularion. And it couldn’t be decided in two five-minute extra periods.
        So, it came down to a five-player shootout and the host Mercy team won its fifth consecutive finale against the Lady Chargers.

  • Bullitt East derailed by Mercy in finale

        LOUISVILLE -- The Sixth Region goes through Mercy.
        And, that means that the 24th District must also go through the Jaguars.
        For first-year coach Ricky Hoffman, his Bullitt East Lady Chargers could not look past its first round opponent on Monday night.
        The host Jeffersontown squad boasted a 19-12 record on the season.
        In their regular season matchup, Bullitt East won a 3-1 match against the Lady Chargers.

  • Bullitt Central wins district volleyball title

        OKOLONA -- For the past three years, the finals of the 23rd District volleyball tournament matched North Bullitt and Bullitt Central.
        In each of those three years, the Lady Eagles went into the Sixth Region tournament as the district champs.
        But, this year was different.
        The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars powered through a three-set victory over North Bullitt, 25-20, 25-23, 25-16.
        But the championship trophy may have actually been won on Oct. 3.

  • UPDATE: Police seeking missing juvenile

     UPDATE (Tuesday, 10/25): - The missing juvenile was found safe according to the Bullitt County Sheriffs Department.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriffs Department is seeking public assistance to help locate a missing juvenile.

    Madison Whitehead, 15, was last seen leaving Bullitt Central High School Thursday morning at about 9:20 a.m.

    She was last seen wearing red basketball shorts, a gray hoodie and work boots, and was carrying a camouflage backpack.

  • Youth league enters regular season finale

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • BE narrows the gap, but Tigers still win

     HIGHVIEW – Bullitt East scored first on Thursday in the Boys’ 24th District Soccer Final, but Fern Creek answered less than a minute later and the Tigers went on to claim a 3-1 win.

  • East has to win; NB, BC could benefit with win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite pulling off the remarkable 44-43 win over North Bullitt on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers need to do it again this week against district rival Oldham County if they want the season to continue in two weeks in the Class 5-A play-offs.

    Bullitt East will have to do it on a short week of practice; because it is Fall Break week in Oldham County, the game has been shifted to Thursday night starting at 7:30 p.m.