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Today's News

  • Miscues costly as Chargers fall in season opener

     MIDDLETOWN –Three turnovers and a pair of botched punt attempts that resulted in 60 yards of net losses were more than Bullitt East could overcome on Friday as the red and gold opened the 2015 season with a 28-14 loss to Eastern.

    While any loss is disappointing, veteran Charger head coach Darrell Vincent saw enough of a silver lining to believe that his team is headed in the right direction.

  • Defense rallies late to secure a Cougar victory

     STANFORD, KENTUCKY – Bullitt Central’s high-powered offense was just that on Friday in the season-opening game against Madison Southern, but it was the Cougars’ defense that stepped up at the end to secure a 35-27 victory over the Eagles.

    The game was played at Lincoln County High School as part of the Death Valley Bowl.

    Bullitt Central scored on its first four possessions and seemingly had the game in hand up 14-0 after one quarter and leading 35-21 heading into the fourth quarter.

  • North sets off fireworks in win over Woodford

     VERSAILLES -- Any coach can draw up the plays to make his or her team successful.

    But what does it take to go on the road and ruin the home team’s fireworks display on the opening night of the season?

    It takes a coaching staff with a team full of players who have heart, determination and fight.

    For Adam Billings, in his first game at the helm of the North Bullitt Eagles, he got all of that and a lot more.

    His team was singing the fight song in front of a stunned Woodford County fan base after an exciting 37-32 victory.

  • Amazon brings more the smiles to pair of local elementaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift concert, but the students and teachers at Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary still received a special surprise.

    Corporate employees from Amazon.com fulfilled teacher wish lists and personally delivered items to the schools as part of the company’s Teacher’s Classroom Wishes Come True program.

    The event was a total surprise at each school, with the company secretly working through Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Coordinator Traci Gould to plan individual school assemblies.

  • Bullitt County Health Department says you “otter” immunize

     The Bullitt County Health Department celebrates National Immunization Month by reminding both adults and children — You “Otter” Immunize! 

    Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

    The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. 

  • Roby's Cubbies

     Kindergarten students at Roby Elementary got a head start on the school year.

    They gathered at the school before the opening day to meet with teachers, learn their way around the school and participate in various activities.

  • NB’s Williams competes for Miss Jr. Teen title

      Dana Williams, a sophomore at North Bullitt High School, was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Junior Teen pageant.

    The pageant will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Dana learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections.

    This came after candidates were interviewed in local preliminary contests.

    Dana submitted an application and took part in the interview session conducted by this year’s preliminary pageant coordinator.

  • All three area teams hit the road for week one battles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school football season on Friday will mean road trips for all three Bullitt County teams this week.

    This will be the third straight season that  a Bullitt County team has played in the Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County High School. The past two years it was Bullitt East (posting a 1-1 mark) and now Bullitt Central has taken that spot as they will take on Madison Southern in the second of the two games on Friday.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2015

      A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2015 season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.

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    AUGUST 28:

    BULLITT CENTRAL 26, Fairdale 20

    Martha Layne Collins 55, BULLITT EAST 14

    NORTH BULLITT 28, Southern 9

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  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

     FRANKFORT – It is the third week of August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.