Today's News

  • Ready for great year of student learning

     Editor’s Note: First of a two-part commentary. Read part two, including plans for the upcoming school year, here.

  • There are lots of reasons to be reader of local paper

     Closing a casket on newspapers might be a bit premature.

  • Best of Coyle’s Corner

     This week's Best of Coyle's Corner centers on the Back to School theme. Coyle, and The Pioneer News staff, reminds everyone to be safe, especially around a school bus, during the entire year.

  • BC volleyball has some big shoes to fill for new coach

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can go home again. That is the case for first-year Bullitt Central volleyball head coach Katie VanVactor, a former Lady Cougar player.

    The 2005 graduate, who was Katie Lee at the time, takes over for Jennifer Romine who stepped down after getting the maroon and gray to the Eighth Region Tournament for two straight seasons including a 28th District crown in 2010.

  • Youth football swings into action Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another season of play in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League will kick off on Saturday as the league’s nine programs get ready to battle it out over the next 13 weeks to crown champions in all four age divisions.

    The independent football league is the second-largest sports program in Bullitt County, trailing only youth basketball in terms of participation.

  • Temporary lane closure on southbound I-65 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the right lane of southbound Interstate 65 will be closed in Bullitt County between mile points 111 and 112.

    This lane closure is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 8th, from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

    KYTC crews will be performing pavement repairs.

    The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

  • Only 'building' work deals with student learning

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's the time of year that may bring more excitement to the adults than to the children.

         With the beginning of the new school year just days away, Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis admits that there is a bit of excitement in the air.

         "I love this time of year," said Davis, entering his sixth year at the helm of one of the state's largest school districts with around 13,000 students. "I think everyone is ready to get back to work."

  • Charger soccer ready to soar in new alignment

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - No soccer team is happier with realignment than the Bullitt East Chargers and veteran head coach Mike Brangers.

         Over the past 25 years, the Chargers have never won a district soccer title, this despite the fact that they have occasionally been ranked among the top 25 teams in the state and have consistently posted winning records. Twice recently the red and gold did reach a district soccer final, losing to Bethlehem both times, and then lost in the first game of the regional tournament.

  • Lady Eagle soccer has some holes to fill, but future bright

          HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagle soccer program didn't suffer graduation losses any worse than most years in terms of numbers.

         However, coach Ryan Bringhurst's second team has one gaping hole to fill entering the 2012 season next week. Gone is senior Halee Heltsley who scored 37 goals last season and had 100 goals in her North Bullitt career. Heltsley is now playing soccer at Mississippi State University.

  • East girls' golf rebuilding, but Oder feels confident

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - You can't blame Bullitt East girls' golf coach Andy Oder if he thinks the 2012 season is déjà vu.

         The veteran coach, entering his sixth season at the helm, is pretty much starting from scratch with this year's team. The Lady Chargers have no seniors, and only one junior, this fall and none of the players has been in the program for more than two seasons. Over the last two seasons, the program has lost eight seniors.