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Today's News

  • 20-win Regular Seasons

                North Bullitt and Bullitt Central both recorded 20-win regular seasons with victories on Friday night.

                Lady Eagle eighth-grader Katie Downey scored 12 points on Friday as the green gold rolled past former Eighth Region rival Trimble County by a 61-49 count. After the game, the team celebrated at mid-court with the announcement that it was the first 20-win season in the program’s 36-year history.

  • BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS: Split districts make for a new post-season locally

     Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and continue to check www.pioneernews.net for updates on all the Bullitt County teams during tournament action.

    23rd District Boys' Basketball Tournament (at Moore):

    FRIDAY 2/24:

    Moore 62, Southern 55

    WEDNESDAY 2/22:

    Southern 59, NORTH BULLITT 33

    TUESDAY 2/21:

    Moore 73, BULLITT CENTRAL 47

    MONDAY 2/20:

  • BC scores at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON - A pair of local wrestlers got a good learning experience over the weekend as they competed in their first trip to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

                Bullitt Central’s Mike Saunders has made big strides throughout the season and he picked up the only win for the local wrestlers before finishing with a 1-2 record.

  • Lady Eagles' win on Friday is a record-setter

                HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles did something on Friday that had not been done in the 36 previous years of the programs’ existence.

  • Savings vs. Jobs; Custodial pleas heard...proposal dropped

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tomorrow evening the Bullitt County Public Schools Board was to consider a plan to outsource the district’s janitorial services.

    The controversial proposal put forth by BCPS Superintendent Keith Davis could have saved the district nearly $250,000 a year, but it would cost 80 custodians their jobs.

    That has now been pulled from consideration.

    In a statement Saturday, Davis said there was no support from the board to move forward with the cost-saving proposal.

    (See Wednesday’s edition for reaction.)

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 20

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 20:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Redistricting comes down to the wire

    Following a national census, which takes place every ten years in America, your General Assembly must redraw the lines that define legislative, senatorial, and U.S. Congressional districts.  The current legislative session has that as a primary duty.   Lines are drawn based on revised population data, the goal being to end up with 100 state house districts, 38 state senate districts, and 6 U.S. congressional districts of roughly equivalent populations.

  • Million Hearts initiative to prevent strokes, attacks

    February is Heart Month, and many people will be thinking about what to get their sweetheart for Valentine's Day.

    Although the holiday is usually celebrated with gifts of candy or flowers, good health is the one thing that everyone appreciates year-round.

    The Medical Reserve Corps, (MRC) is teaming up with numerous other government and private sector organizations to support the new Million Hearts(tm) initiative (http://millionhearts.hhs.gov), which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.

  • Man indicted for sex abuse dating back to 1980s

        SHEPHERDSVILLE Ð A man has been indicted for allegedly having improper contact with a minor female in the 1980s.
        Henry E. Sparks has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charge of sexual abuse and three counts of rape.
        The indictment alleges that the course of action occurred with a girl under the age of 12 from 1984-87.
        The most serious charge is a Class A felony, which is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Final encounter? Bardstown Jct. rezoning Thursday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A vote on the controversial rezoning request on three tracts of property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 will come at a special meeting.
        The Shepherdsville City Council has set up a public hearing and second reading for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
        A total of 130 acres will be considered for a zoning change to IG General Industrial.