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Today's News

  • Getting House in order priority in first week

     FRANKFORT - This week marked the start of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    This year’s session we are only scheduled to meet for 30-days, and we spent the first week more or less getting the House of Representatives in order.

    One of our first responsibilities was to elect the individuals who will lead our caucus for the next two years.

    These are important and crucial roles, not only for our caucus but the General Assembly as a whole.

  • Lady Eagles cap 3-0 week with win

     HEBRON ESTATES – Despite scoring just one basket in the two middle quarters, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles played defense well enough on Friday to stay one step ahead of Bullitt Central to the tune of a 43-31 victory.

    In the 23rd District, where these two teams are better than the other three teams by double-digit margins, this was the defacto battle for the top seed in the post-season tournament which will be held at Bullitt Central in late February. North Bullitt is now 2-0 in the district seeding battle while Bullitt Central fell to 1-1.

  • NB has a little more offense than BC

     HEBRON ESTATES – After the two arch-rivals stumbled through a 46-31 win in the first meeting of the season, the rematch on Friday between North Bullitt and Bullitt Central had nowhere to go but up.

    And up it went.

    In a much more scintillating contest, a near capacity crowd at North Bullitt watched the two rivals battle it out in hand-to-hand combat before the Eagles pulled away late for a 71-60 win.

  • East wins pair over weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Chargers and Lady Chargers both picked up key wins over the weekend as they started the new year with a pair of wins.

    Chargers’ District Win

    First, on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers played their second 24th District game of the week, turning back visiting Whitefield Academy 90-57.

    The win moved Bullitt East to 2-0 in the race for the top spot in the district standings.

  • WIZARDS of the GAME

     A large crowd came out on Saturday night to see a little basketball and a whole lot of fun.

    The Harlem Wizards made a return trip to North Bullitt High School to help raise money for the school’s athletic department.

    Teachers and former players took on the traveling team from New York.

    The squad was one of three traveling the country to help organizations raise funds.

    See a video and photos from the game in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Trial delayed against former worker for city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The trial to determine whether a former capital works foreman took items that belonged to the city of Shepherdsville has been delayed once again.

    It will now be May 5 before Robert “Junior” Bright stands trial for theft by failure to make required disposition of property valued at over $10,000.

    The Class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison. The indictment alleges that from January 2009 and January 2011, Bright had control over property belonging to the city of Shepherdsville.

  • Greenwell resigns; Bill of Rights for firefighters gets OK by trustees

     CLERMONT - Unlike the previous meeting, the atmosphere was a bit more civilized Monday for the Southeast Bullitt Fire board of trustees.

    However, that doesn’t mean there were any more answers presented to those in the packed audience.

    One member not participating in the proceedings was Buddy Greenwell.

    Before the meeting, Greenwell said he was resigning from the board.

    Having been a friend of embattled fire chief Julius Hatfield for years, Greenwell said he has loyalty to the man targeted in a series of investigations.

  • Shepherdsville police certified once again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In July 2009, the Shepherdsville Police Department received a major accomplishment.

    Five years late, it may have been the recipient to an even greater recognition.

    The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police has re-certified the accreditation of the Shepherdsville Police Department.

    After working to reach the standards set forth by the state organization, Shepherdsville has been able to maintain and improve upon those laurels.

  • A little love thoughts in violent times

     In these crazy times, when people don’t always like one another, it’s time to think toward the social event of the year in Bullitt County.

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Eagles come up short late against St. Xavier

     LOUISVILLE – A 9-0 run to end the first half put the North Bullitt Eagles behind the eight ball on Monday night in the opening round of the Boys’ Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament and despite some spirited play down the stretch, the green and gold could not rally past St. Xavier, falling 54-49.