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Today's News

  • Chargers face much tougher foe on Friday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Competition on the field will get much tougher for the Bullitt East Chargers on Friday as they travel to Dixie Highway to take on Class A powerhouse Holy Cross.

    Bullitt East opened the season with a 35-7 victory over Paul Dunbar on Saturday, but Holy Cross will be a much tougher foe. The Cougars were 7-5 last year and under first-year head coach Mike Fletcher are expected to be one of the top teams in western Jefferson County.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 23:

    Bullitt County:

  • East football battling to replace 19 seniors

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A year after a dream season, the Bullitt East Chargers are hoping to follow the same script to another successful football campaign.

    Coming off a banner season that ended in a 15-13 loss to Bell County in the Class 4-A State Championship game, the red and gold will be looking for more of the same this fall.

  • Senior-laden Chargers have big plans in '09

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - One thing is for sure for the Bullitt East Chargers as they prepare to start the 2009 soccer season.

    Without a doubt, this will be the oldest team that the program has ever put on the field. Veteran head coach Mike Brangers has 12 seniors on the roster at this point and that number could technically move as high as 15 when the foreign exchange students become eligible soon.

    In fact, the Bullitt East varsity roster has only the 12 seniors and four juniors.

  • Many changes in store for elementary schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The downturn in the economy has done nothing to stop the construction projects in the local schools.

    Two new elementary schools (Roby and Overdale) will open their doors next Tuesday. Three other elementary schools are undergoing major renovations.

    This is just part of the changes students will see as they return to classes.

    ROBY

    It’s going to be an exciting year for Roby Elementary as faculty, staff and students return to a brand-new building featuring cutting-edge technology and a bright, beautiful atmosphere.

  • Meijer provides pool assistance

    Calling it a ‘no-brainer’, Denny Simonavice said it was a natural for the Meijer corporation to assist the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department after reading about the problem getting swimming pools open for the season.

    Simonavice, store director for the Preston Highway operation, said the $5,000 check to the county was an effort to help get the pools open this summer. He said the company regularly donates to community causes and the Bullitt County situation was a natural.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for August 28

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for Aug. 28

    BULLITT CENTRAL 21, Barren County 7

    BULLITT EAST 41, Holy Cross 14

    Doss 13, NORTH BULLITT 0

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on each game.

  • Cougar soccer will once again battle a numbers problem

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central boys’ soccer program has coach Steve Johnson back in the fold this year after a one-year leave of absence, but the squad has very little back in terms of numbers.

    It is a familiar problem for the Bullitt Central program. The team did not win a game last season and there haven’t been enough players for a junior-varsity contest in a lot of years. That pretty much means that Johnson is starting over again each summer.

  • Tax rate vote will wait until committee does study

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before a resolution to set the real estate tax rate was approved Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court members decided to put the brakes on any action.

    With a current tax rate of 9.3 cents per $100 of assessed real estate, the calculations would allow a compensating rate of 9.5 cents.

    Magistrate David Walker was ready to move forward with setting the amount at the compensating rate after the county lost $120,000 in the past year.

    The loss of potential funds was due to a 4-1 vote to not take the compensating rate.

  • Middle, high school preparations for year of more change

    Every new school year brings change: The 2009-10 year will be known primarily for its physical changes.

    Two new school facilities, along with upgrades at many other school locations and two more facilities in the plans, makes the Bullitt County Public Schools system look like a construction zone as well as an education zone.

    Students, parents and school administrators all need to heed caution and be safe at the schools facing construction issues.