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  • 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.

  • ADOPT A PET - Zack

     Zack is a young, medium-sized Terrier Mix that is ready for adoption.

    He has black fur, with various amounts of white on each foot and his chest, and a cocked ear.

    Zack is very playful and would make a great family pet.

    To adopt Zack or another animal, call the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, 543-8686, email mark.williams@wcbc.com, or search www.petfinder.com.

    Kittens are currently available at the shelter for a $10 adoption fee. An I.D. is all you need.

  • Teams are getting ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – During the final week of the regular season, the thoughts of area basketball coaches is more on preparation than domination as all thoughts are focused on the upcoming post-season play when every team will start with a 0-0 record.

    On Tuesday, the Bullitt Central Cougars played at home against Fairdale, a team that just a week earlier had taken Bullitt East to double overtime before losing. This time the Bulldogs just needed regulation time and beat the Cougars 68-49.

  • Chargers do it all in one big final flurry

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just do it all in one night.

    Homecoming? Check.

    Senior Night? Check.

    National Guard Game of the Week? Check.

    Beating Elizabethtown? Check.

    Check Mate!

    Bullitt East did all of that and even some more on Thursday as the Chargers played host to visiting Elizabethtown. There was a whole lot going on but when the evening was finally over, the Chargers had closed out the regular season with an 81-63 victory.

  • SHOW YOUR GRIT

     Students at Lebanon Junction Elementary recently had fun while learning about overcoming obstacles and making good decisions.

    George Halitzka brought the GRIT game show from Drama by George to the school.

    Students were given opportunities to select occupations that they may want to pursue as a career.

    For more information on the program, go to www.dramabygeorge.com.

    See more photos from the event here.