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Today's News

  • Budget unveils lot of good ideas, not enough money

     FRANKFORT - The top issue of the 2014 Regular Session started its journey this past week, as Governor Steve Beshear laid out his thoughts and ideas for a new two-year budget for the Commonwealth.

    Education, which a majority of members in the General Assembly view as in dire need of more money, would receive an additional $71 million in the first year of the budget, Fiscal Year 2015, and $118 million in Fiscal Year 2016 under the Governor’s proposed budget.

  • Quirky things about the clerk’s office

     In year one, I have discovered there are many misconceptions or misunderstandings about the clerk’s office.  Some of the most prevalent will be discussed in this article.

    Driver’s License Middle Name:  My middle name isn’t McG my aunt told me after renewing her driver’s license.  She is not the only one who has experienced the 3 letter middle name that is not the driver’s legal name. 

  • Christian Academy pulls away late to defeat North

     LOUISVILLE – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles have been moving up the area basketball chain in recent years and coach Amber Courtney’s team got to move into the best neighborhood around on Saturday as they competed in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy High School.

  • Dismal-shooting East girls come up short to Valkyries

     LOUISVILLE – A lot has been made lately of the Bullitt Lady Chargers and their suffocating defense and with good reason.

    Still, every so often you have to put the ball in the basket.

    That certainly didn’t happen very often on Saturday as the Lady Chargers dropped a 55-39 decision to Sacred Heart in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy High School. Bullitt East shot just 25 percent from the field against the Valkyries and made it worse by connecting on just 10 of 26 at the free throw line.

  • Friday filled with woe for three area programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Coming off a big win two nights earlier over Moore, the Bullitt Central Cougars came up short on Friday as they dropped a tight 51-44 decision to visiting DeSales.

    In a battle between two teams who each already have double-digit numbers in the win column, the Cougars could not generate enough offense to catch the Colts who outscored the home team in each of the first three quarters by narrow margins.

  • GOOD MIND + IMAGINATION = GREAT SCIENCE

     Students in Bullitt County recently put their scientific skills on display.

    The county science fair was on display at Bullitt East High School.

    The top three winners from each middle and high schools, as well as the BAMS students, participated.

    Volunteers from GEEK Squad City, the Louisville Science Center and GE served as judges.

    Look for more photos, including photos of the winners, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Ex-library aide will serve time for crime

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A former library aide at Bullitt East High School will have to serve six months in the county jail for his role in an improper relationship with a student.

    Chester Leon Faith, 46, entered a new guilty plea on Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Faith, who was terminated by the school district immediately after his arrest, was charged with a single count of sexual abuse.

    During an October plea agreement, Faith would have received probation on a three-year sentence.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Groundhog Day

     This week The Pioneer News features a Coyle's Corner from 2011, in hopes that it helps Bullitt County in its ongoing struggle with this year's severe winter weather.

  • Prognosticators on the run as annual day of prediction nears

     Multiple snowstorms. Temperature below zero. Wind chill advisories. Day after day, week after week. And all during an election year.

    Local officials, many of which are slated to run for re-election, will not stand back and let that happen.

    By a 4-1 margin, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed on an ordinance banning any future prognostication by formerly-official county groundhog Nichols Nick.

  • Eagles stay hot, race past Mustangs 65-56

     OKOLONA – The North Bullitt Eagles took a big step to securing the number one seed for the Boys’ 23rd District Basketball Tournament on Monday as the green and gold overcame a few rough spots to beat defending champion Moore 65-56.

    The win moved North Bullitt to 2-0 in district play with another key game on Thursday when the Eagles play host to Southern. Bullitt Central is 2-1 in the district while Moore is now 0-2 and Southern is 0-1.