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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Henderman recognized for distinguished service to Farm Bureau

     At the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 97th annual meeting the first of December 2016, George Henderman was honored as the winner of the Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau. 

    He has dedicated his life to his family, church, and farm while also serving on the Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.  George has also served in many other capacities in the county.

  • REMINDER: Schools are open Friday

     Bullitt County Public Schools reminds all students and families that classes will be in session on Friday, Feb. 17.

    The date was originally scheduled as an off day; however, it was also designated as a make-up day in the event of a snow day cancellation.

    Friday is now the make-up date for the January snow day cancellation.

    BCPS will still be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in commemoration of Presidents Day, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, for a scheduled teacher planning day.

  • East sweeps North in rivalry

     HEBRON ESTATES – Midway through the second quarter of Friday’s intra-county girls’ showdown between Bullitt East and North Bullitt, Lady Eagle head coach David Marion had seen enough.

    Often a coach who stalks the sidelines and barks out plays and encouragement, on this night Marion had already seen enough. For the rest of the game he took a seat, only rarely getting up to signalin substitutes.

  • Chargers jump ahead early in win

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just 11 points in the first half and 24 points through three quarters, the Bullitt East Chargers won for the second time in as many nights on Friday, securing a 63-47 win.

    Often in basketball, offense and defense is in the eye of the beholder. Bullitt East fans could point to a strong defensive performance as the reason for the North Bullitt scoring woes. Conversely, North Bullitt fans were frustrated at the output from the offense.

  • GOP staff spends less money

     FRANKFORT — The General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week after a brief organizational break, and the week has been filled with legislative meetings as well as the daily session. 

    Most importantly, when we returned we heard from Gov. Matt Bevin as he delivered the State of the Commonwealth to a joint session of the House and Senate. 

    Some major items that Governor Bevin touched on in his address were the need for tax and pension reform. 

  • Governor’s speech nails issues on head

     FRANKFORT -- The hallways were packed with Kentuckians from across the state making their voices heard as we began the second part of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. 

    I was especially heartened at the passionate crowd for the Rally for Life on Wednesday, February 8, and later in the evening that energy and excitement continued during Governor Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth Address.

    Hundreds of people filled the Capitol to celebrate the sanctity of life alongside Bevin and members of the General Assembly.

  • 2017 Region Three Wrestling Tournament: East climbs to second place in team race

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s steady rise to the top of the Region Three wrestling world continued on Saturday when coach Adam Ritter’s team climbed to the number two spot behind perennial state power Fern Creek.

  • Local swimmers in Region Four meet

      LOUISVILLE – Friday’s Region Four Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium was a chance for Bullitt County’s small, but competitive program to show off at the end of the season.

    All three Bullitt County high schools practice and condition under one coach, Curtis Fuchs, but in meets the teams break down and compete under the banner of their own school.

  • YOUR suggestion box is now open

     Here’s a new edition that will run occasionally in The Pioneer News.

    The Suggestion Box will be open to the public to give ideas. But we don’t want suggestions that my neighbor has a junk car next door. The suggestions are to be what are some ideas to help the entire community.

    We will pass those suggestions on to the proper agencies and try to do a little tracking on whether anything is done. Once again, these are to help benefit the community, in general.

    Send your suggestions to: editor@pioneernews.net