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Today's News

  • Cougars pull away late for shut-out road win

     OKOLONA – For the third time in as many weeks, the Bullitt Central Cougars looked like a different team after halftime on Thursday as the maroon and gray rolled to three touchdowns after the break for a 27-0 win over Southern.

    It was the 10th straight victory for the Cougars over their northern neighbors.

    The win was the third straight to open the season for the Cougars heading into a ‘bye’ date before the team returns to action on Sept. 15 at home against North Oldham for the final tune-up before the team starts district play.

  • North gets (on-sides) kicked to the side by J-town

      JEFFERSONTOWN – Just call it the Perfect Storm before the real storm.

    Playing on Thursday night last week because of concerns for heavy rain on Friday, the North Bullitt Eagles went into Jefferson County to take on longtime rival Jeffersontown. It was a horrible compilation of miscues at just the wrong time as the green and gold dropped a surprising 40-25 decision to the Chargers.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 3, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • East exercises some past demons

     TAYLORSVILLE -- Mark Sander will tell you as a coach, he’s not worried about wins and losses. He is looking for his team to make progress each week.

    But, he also knows that high schools are worried about the scoreboard.

    That’s way Thursday night’s 56-8 victory over Spencer County was so important.

    There were a lot of high fives and smiles in Taylorsville as the Bullitt East Chargers improved its record to 1-2 on the young season.

  • Usher selected as district’s newest superintendent of student learning

     Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

    “I am excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”

  • Mother Nature smiles on league with a perfect day

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Bullitt Central building behind lone senior Harp

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars snapped North Bullitt’s five-year reign at the top of the 23rd District a year ago and now with that hurdle cleared, veteran head coach Karen Vogt is looking for new goals to set.

    Still, Bullitt Central will be doing some rebuilding this season as the program has just one senior – left side hitter Emily Harp.

  • Lebanon Jct. alters ranges for police pay

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Lebanon Junction City Police will soon have a little more wiggle room for possible raises.

    An ordinance read for the first time at the August meeting unified and raised the maximum allotted payrates for the department.

    The previous ordinance stated that the maximum salary the Lebanon Junction Police Chief could receive was $37,500 a year. An assistant chief could earn $32,000 a year, a police lieutenant could earn $27,500 a year and a detective could earn $18,000 a year.

  • Smokers can, do quit smoking

     Many adult smokers started as teenagers due to peer pressure - to look “cool” or to look older.  For most, those reasons no longer exist. 

    As reported in a 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, nearly 7 out of every 10 (68%) current U.S. adult cigarette smokers state that they wanted to quit tobacco completely. Since 2002, the number of former smokers has been greater than the number of current smokers (CDC). 

  • UPDATE: Road week for football fans

     Editor's Note: Due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey expected to reach the area and causing a flood watch, Friday's football games have been rescheduled for Thursday night. All game times have been moved up to a 7 p.m. start.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The trips are all short, but all three Bullitt County football teams will be on the road on Friday as they continue to prepare for the start of the important Class 5-A, Region 3 games that begin on Sept. 22.