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Today's News

  • District on right path but many miles to reach the destination

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  • BE wins third straight Bullitt Cup past East in a net thriller

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A win is a win anytime, but Bullitt East girls’ golf coach Andy Oder was expecting a somewhat better team score on Monday in the third annual Bullitt Cup competition at Heritage Hill Golf Course.

    There was never a doubt that the Lady Chargers were going to win. Oder’s team took the title in 2008 with a 199 and then fired a 200 last season. On Monday, the team retained the traveling trophy with a 202 score to easily get past North Bullitt at 255. Bullitt Central had only two players on Monday.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 20

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 20:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1450 (Hebron Lane): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 61 and the Brooks Run Bridge (mile point 0.0 and 0.54) for pavement patching.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Eagles need to keep playing big

        HEBRON ESTATES - With two straight wins under their belt, the North Bullitt Eagles have renewed confidence heading into the first district game of the season on Friday at Shelby County.

        Following wins over Woodford County and Waggener, the new-look Eagles have reinvented themselves. When the season began, head coach Brett Newton was preparing his team to have balance on offense. After struggling again in the passing game early in the season, the team has morphed into a powerful running squad.

  • BE will need 'A' game on Friday

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will get to play on artificial turf this week and it’s not even the state championship game.

        The red and gold will instead get to play on the perfectly green grass at the new Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville in a key district game for both teams. Collins was formed this school year with the split of Shelby County High School.

  • Wibbels to miss BC homecoming

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central got some bad news over the weekend when it was learned that starting quarterback Damion Wibbels will miss at least one week of action due to a shoulder injury suffered in the lopsided win over Atherton last Friday.

        That will thrust sophomore Bradley Combs into the signal caller duties this week when the Cougars start district play with a home contest against dangerous Waggener.

  • Worst North American speed trap cities

    WAUNAKEE, Wis. - For years, drivers from every U.S. state and Canadian province have reported speed trap locations to the National Motorists Association's National Speed Trap Exchange. As families squeeze in vacation time together this Labor Day weekend, before the school year begins in full swing, the roadways will be a very busy place for travelers.

  • County must do something to curb dropouts

    On Aug. 11 my editor, fellow staff writer and I visited most of Bullitt County’s 23 public schools for the first day of the new school year.

    Most of the schools I cover are in the east end so I started my first-first day of school as the newest reporter with The Pioneer News at Bullitt East taking pictures of students, faculty and staff before the bell rang.

    As I wandered the crowded front lobby searching for the perfect photo opportunities, I found myself looking back on the time I spent at BE as a student not so long ago.

  • To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question

    Throw out the statistics.

    Throw out the logic.

    It’s time for a good, old fashioned debate just about election time.

    A study conducted by the University of Kentucky shows that second-hand smoke is quite prevalent in public places in Bullitt County.

    Probably no big shock.

    However, when communities get upset when government leaders save them money by hiring a single sanitation contractor, what would be the reaction if they imposed a smoking ban in restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues?

    We are about to find out.

  • Defense makes enough big plays for BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A stout defensive effort in the second half saved the Bullitt East Chargers from district doom on Friday as the red and gold survived a scare from winless Shelby County to win 21-19.

    The final score was also the score at halftime. Bullitt East allowed the Rockets only 23 yards of offense after the break. Shelby County ran just four plays in Bullitt East territory in the second half and only had two first downs over the final 24 minutes.

    “Our defense carried us,” Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston said after the game.