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Today's News

  • County must resolve issue or it will continue to ‘dog’ officials

      We hope by the time gets into your hands that the county will have made a big decision on the future of its animal control program.

    The future of its program has been in a state of flux for months.

    Animal control officer Mark Williams had come under heat of the county judge. In fact, Melanie Roberts fired Williams but fiscal court members voted to reinstate him.

    But, he almost immediately went on medical leave, which is perfectly legal.

    The problem is that the 12-week period of his medical leave has passed.

  • Two teams looking for answers meet Friday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first five weeks of the high school football season have really raised more questions than they have answered for local football teams.

    That is most certainly the case for both Bullitt Central and North Bullitt as they get ready to collide in the 42nd renewal of The Game on Friday in the Cougars’ lair.

    Last year, both teams came into the first district game of the season with 4-1 records and both coaches pretty much knew what they had.

  • North musters one good half against Trojans

     RADCLIFF – Held to just 111 yards of total offense, the North Bullitt Eagles didn’t have enough firepower to stay with Class 6-A North Hardin on Friday, falling 37-0.

    This was the first time in 30 games under head coach Adam Billings that the Eagles have been shut-out.

    The North Bullitt defense did keep the young team in the game in the first half. North Hardin had to settle for a field goal late in the first quarter and then added a touchdown five minutes before halftime for a 10-0 halftime edge.

  • Tale of two halves results in BE losing 22-21 on 45-yard field goal

     SHELBYVILLE — There was no doubt that Bullitt East’s encounter with Shelby County was a tale of two halves.

    The visiting Chargers won the first half but Shelby County won after intermission and that resulted in a 22-21 victory.

    “Our kids didn’t come out to play,” Bullitt East head coach Mark Sander matter-of-factly said following the loss on Friday night.

  • Cougars lose OT thriller to North Oldham

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – A 27-yard field goal off the foot of North Oldham senior Adam Berry was the difference on Friday as the Mustangs stunned undefeated Bullitt Central 16-13.

    The win snapped an 18-game losing streak for North Oldham, a team that went 0-10 last season and had lost all four of its games this season by at least 11 points each. The win set off a wild celebration on the visitors’ side of the field at George Valentine Field.

  • Friday Night Lights!! A full slate of games Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It is back to a full slate of games for area football fans on Friday as all three teams will be in action on the last weekend before district play starts next Friday.

    Bullitt Central, undefeated this season through three games, will be playing at home while Bullitt East will be on the road. The Cougars will be hosting North Oldham while Bullitt East travels to Shelbyville to take on Shelby County. North Bullitt is on the road, making a short trip south to Radcliff to take on North Hardin.

  • Carnell carrying the rock for Centre

     DANVILLE – In his first start for Centre College, former Bullitt Central standout Trevor Carnell broke the Colonels’ school record for carries in the team’s 27-14 win over Hanover College on Sept. 2.

    Carnell, a junior, carried the ball 38 times in the win as he accounted for 180 of his team’s 201 yards on the ground that day. He also scored a pair of touchdowns.

  • Blue Halo Med Spa joins Bullitt Chamber

     FERN CREEK — Those looking for a bit of pampering and relaxation can look no further than the locally owned Blue Halo Med Spa.

    Owned by wife and husband team Rhonda and Tim Hatfield, Blue Halo Med Spa is located at 8104 Old Bardstown Road in Louisville, one mile south of the Gene Synder.

  • Youth football gets back to work after holiday break

     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.

  • Central picks up second, and only, wins over North

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you are going to start a boys’ soccer season with just two wins in the first 10 matches, then you might as well make the most of it and get the two wins over your arch-rivals.

    That is the way it has worked out so far this season for the Bullitt Central Cougars. Coach Aaron Shaw’s young and relatively inexperienced squad has struggled to gets wins this fall. However, the two wins the team has recorded have come over North Bullitt.