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Today's News

  • ‘Revenge’ tour not working out well for NB

     HODGENVILLE – To this point, the 2016-2017 basketball season as been the ‘revenge’ tour for the North Bullitt Eagles.

    Unfortunately, the Eagles are not the ones exacting the revenge.

    A year ago, coach Korey Craddock’s team opened the season 14-1 with an undefeated record against Kentucky teams up until the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament. That winning streak included holiday tournament titles at both Spencer County and LaRue County.

  • Chargers earn number five seed for Boys’ LIT

     LOUISVILLE – It will be another rematch this season for Bullitt East as the Chargers will face Sixth Region rival Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday in the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School.

    Bullitt East, with an 11-4 record after beating Whitefield Academy on Monday night, traveled to Shively and beat Pleasure Ridge Park 66-62 back on Dec. 13. It was the first time the Chargers had ever played at PRP.

  • East finishes third at Ashland tourney

     ASHLAND – A little extra time together over the holidays could prove to be a boost for a Bullitt East squad that has a number of big games on the horizon.

    Between the two holidays, the Chargers headed east and played in the 62nd annual Ashland Invitational. Bullitt East dropped the middle game and then finished third in one of the state’s oldest holiday events.

  • Cougars learn new lessons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Not a lot of high school basketball games are played at 9 a.m. in the morning.

    That was just one of the lessons that a young Bullitt Central team had to learn last week as they played three games in the South Central Bank-Helton Classic at Allen County-Scottsville High School.

  • Indictment for impersonating police

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A man has been indicted for attempted murder of a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Joseph Patrick Kean for a list of charges relating to an Oct. 16, 2016, arrest.

    According to the indictment, Kean intentionally drove his vehicle into a cruiser driven by Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Mann.

    The indictment stated the Kean, 47, of Louisville, was intending to cause the death of the deputy.

  • Man indicted for attempted murder, arson

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Oct. 28, 2016, Chad Arthur Vittitow set fire to a residence where a woman lived.

    That is the basis of an indictment handed down by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Vittitow allegedly caused physical injury to the woman and then set her home on fire.

    His plan, according to the indictment, was the death of the woman.

    Vittitow, 38, has been indicted for attempted murder, arson, assault and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Project hopes to raise the awareness of homelessness

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Saving the refrigerator box won’t just help a bored child build a rocket ship anymore: it can help bring awareness to homelessness. At least, that’s the idea behind Box City.

    “Our main goals were to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and to raise funds to aid Room in the Inn in our work with the homeless community,” said Pam Rogers, co-organizer of Heart of my City, said.

  • Lack of any elections may give chance to focus on issues

     In all practicality, there is never a time when there isn’t an election looming for somebody.

    But, for 2017, there will be no elections on the ballot in Bullitt County -- or Kentucky, for that matter.

    Why is that important?

    It should give elected officials at least a few months before they start worrying about how their decisions will affect their next test from the voters.

    Ok, so what does that mean to us, the people?

  • A casual look at the first six months

     On Monday, you got a chance to look at several of the top, top stories of the past year.

    Over the next two Wednesdays, we’ll take a casual look at some of the headlines that hit the front pages of The Pioneer News.

    When looking back, it is hard to believe how many things actually occurred.

    The first headline dealt with the Southeast Bullitt Fire conflict. I guess it was a busy year when the years-long battle between the fire district board and the fire department didn’t make the top list.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s January 2017 Hot Topics

    1. A local consumer reported almost falling victim to a Craigslist scam involving a “too good to be true” deal on a car for sale. The scammer said she was in the military and needed to sell the vehicle quickly because she was being deployed. She requested payment with gift cards through the fake “Amazon Payment” program.