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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cougars score early and often against Rebels

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars had a golden opportunity to get a little of their mojo back on Friday as they took on a struggling Atherton squad.

    Bullitt Central took care of business and will now enter district play with a renewed confidence after blasting the Rebels 49-6.

  • BE 8th in Bluegrass Invitational

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth annual Lady Charger Invitational Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament went off without a hitch on Saturday at Heritage Hill Golf Course.

        As expected, the top three teams from last year’s Kentucky State Golf Tournament led a top field of teams at the end.

  • Power Failure Cancels Racing at Bluegrass Speedway

    Power Failure Cancels Racing at Bluegrass Speedway

     

         BARDSTOWN - About halfway through UMP Street Stock time trials at 7:30 p.m., a widespread power outage occurred in the Nelson County area and after a one hour delay, track promoters David and Anita Ferrell were forced to cancel the racing program for the evening.

     

  • Unused drugs can be dumped, destroyed by DEA, others

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department will partner with the DEA to sponsor a prescription drug drop off on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Residents are invited to dispose of all prescription medicines that are no longer in use.

    No questions will be asked.

    The dropoff will be on Frank E. Simon Avenue behind the sheriff’s department in the courthouse.

    For more information, call 543-2514.

    This is a national effort on Saturday to get as many drugs as possible out of the homes and out of circulation.

  • North Bullitt finds a way to get first victory

        HEBRON ESTATES - The play may not have been perfect but the outcome was sweet for coach Brett Newton and his North Bullitt Eagles.

        After finding ways to lose in their first two games, the Eagles came home and discovered how to find victory in a 21-7 win over the Woodford County Yellowjackets.

        Four interceptions, a blocked punt and a goal-line stand were all North Bullitt needed to improve its record to 1-2 on the season.

  • It's no rumor...Broadway play presented this week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Arts Council was spreading ‘rumors’ to the Bullitt Central High School Drama Club.

        BCAC and the Bullitt County Theatre Company is presenting the Neil Simon play, “Rumors”, at the Bullitt Central Auditorium.

        Director Russell Spencer leads a group of nine actors through Simon’s first big Broadway hit, the local troupe’s first attempt at a major Broadway play.