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Today's News

  • Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg alive after fires

     Spring break is just around the corner. While it has been only three month since the Smoky Mountain wildfires – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are ready to welcome you back to their community. 

    Gatlinburg is as “Smoky Mountain Strong” and poised to host you as they have ever been. 

  • Irene Carroll Style Show

     From looking at silent auction items to watching “celebrity” models such as John Barbagallo strut on the runway, a large crowd appeared to be very entertained at the annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon.

    The Bullitt County Women’s Club sponsors this annual event.

    See more photos from the luncheon by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Community invited to talk, learn about drug issues

     HILLVIEW — Knowing where to go in a drug abuse situation could be the matter of life or death.

    Unfortunately, little information is available to the public on where to go. That’s why the Partners of the Bullitt County 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Substance Abuse Workgroup, in correlation with the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention substance abuse prevention coalition and the Access to Care Workgroup, have coordinated a public forum to invite community members and law enforcement to learn the jargon and the resources available.

  • BC splits pair of early baseball contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar hasn’t flipped to April yet, the weather is still ‘iffy’ and spring break is still a wonderful dream, but after the first week of the high school baseball season, veteran Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore is optimistic about the up side for his Cougars this season.

    Battling cold and windy conditions – yes, normal for Kentucky in March – the Cougars split the first two games of the regular season last week.

  • East pitching allows one run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Allowing just one run in three games, the Bullitt East Chargers exploded out of the gate to open the 2017 high school baseball season.

    Yes, it is still very early in the season, and yes the Chargers will face more formidable foes as the season progresses, but it was a strong start for the defending Sixth Region champions as the team works to replace its top two pitchers and half the starters in the field this spring.

  • Eagles hang tough with defending champs St. X

     HEBRON ESTATES – It’s early in the season but the North Bullitt Eagles got off to a fast start in the tough weather.

    Entering the second week, North Bullitt took a 3-1 record and looking for better weather.

    In the drizzle, North Bullitt defeated Spencer County 7-4 in the Monday opener.

    Alec Lush and Dylan Kleitz each pitched three innings in the cold. Kleitz picked up the victory.

    In the third inning, Brady Keehn doubled and Blake Benz walked. A.J. Schneider had an RBI single.

  • Region Four archery finals this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school archery season will move into the post-season this weekend as all three local programs will compete in the Region Four event on Friday and Saturday at Moore High School in Louisville.

    Bullitt East is the defending Region Four champion and Bullitt Central was the runner-up a year ago. Both of the teams advanced to the Kentucky State Archery Championships. Bullitt East junior Sydney Marcum is the defending individual champion after shooting a 296 last year (300 is a perfect score).

  • Bernheim students earn honors for work at Jr. Beta state convention

     Bernheim Middle School students Emma Maddox (eighth grade) and Virginia Boyle, Marissa Johns and Leah Johnson (seventh grade) earned honors at the Kentucky Jr. Beta Club convention last month in Lexington.

    Emma’s self-portrait garnered First Place in painting while Virginia, Marisa and Leah placed second in the Book Battle. They were among 38 Bernheim students with 7,000 other youth at the convention.

  • Rolling Hills’ Alexakos signs to play hoops at Boyce College

     HEBRON ESTATES – After playing just one season with the Rolling Hills Baptist Tornados, a small private school in northern Bullitt County, Leo Alexakos nabbed the attention of the coaches at Boyce College in Louisville.

    On Thursday, with Boyce College head coach Blake Rogers looking on, Alexakos signed to play with the Bulldogs starting in the fall.

    At 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds, Alexakos averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds in his one season with the Tornados, a team coached by Greg Hoagland.

  • Lady Eagle tennis team opens season with a win

     LOUISVILLE -- With Mother Nature spoiling two inter-county battles earlier in the week, the North Bullitt girls’ tennis team had a winning opening match on Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles went to Louisville and defeated Mercy Academy 3-2.

    It took a pair of third-set tiebreakers to push Shane Cunningham’s team to the win.

    Junior Shanna Blocker collected the first victory of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jenna Saultzman.