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Today's News

  • Phelps makes perfect moves in chess

     Winning every chess match she played this season was a memorable accomplishment for Pleasant Grove Elementary School fourth grade student Molly Phelps.

    “It’s pretty neat,” said the 10 year-old daughter of Joe and Jessica Phelps. “I play the very best I know how in every match.”

    Her fastest match was 11 minutes and her longest was nearly an hour with 53 total moves. Her King was checked a few times but never taken in checkmate.

  • Newton part of summer arts program

    HEBRON ESTATES--North Bullitt High School junior Collin Newton will spend three weeks this summer participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College in Danville.

    Collin, the 17 year-old son of Brett and Janet Newton, was the only Bullitt County student selected for this honor. He applied for a slot in Musical Theatre.

    He actually had to make a choice on attending either GSA or GSP (Governor’s Scholars Program).

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Door-To-Door Sales Scams

     In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there are also scammers out there “posing” as these honest sales people.

  • Attorney General warns of IRS phone scam

       Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • BE's Breeden wins KJGF Long Run event

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A trio of Bullitt East golfers continued their strong play in the off-season competing in the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation Tour.

         For the second time this season, Ethan Breeden picked up a championship trophy June 12-13 competing in the MDGT/KIA Classic at Long Run Golf Course in eastern Jefferson County.

  • BE's Krauth to play baseball at Cumberlands

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just call it love at first sight.

         The first college visit for Bullitt East senior Tyler Krauth was to the University of the Cumberlands and with each visit to other schools, the baseball player became more and more sure that his heart was with his first choice. In the end, he stayed the course, recently signing with the school in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  • Chess continues to grow in popularity in schools

     The game can be over in four moves or it can go on for hours all depending on how players position their game pieces.

    Chess is a cerebral contest where Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook and Queen battle to capture a King in the game ending move known as checkmate.

    For two years, over 40 Bullitt County Public School students have waged war on a game board which harks of a completely different generation…the only working electronics is a clock.

  • Baseball honors roll in; BC's Whitehouse to TN

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The baseball awards for area players continued to roll in last week as the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association named its All-State Teams for the 2014 season.

         Heading up the listing with Co-Mr. Baseball award winners Kaleb Duckworth of Henderson County and Tates Creek’s Devin Hairston. Duckworth will be playing at Western Kentucky University next season while Hairston will be at the University of Louisville.

  • Wood ready to face task of taking EMS to highest levels

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--As Eastside Middle School enters its 10th year of existence, trailblazer Bonita Franklin will hand over the “wings”  to new principal Troy Wood.

    Wood has been serving as the assistant principal at Bullitt East High School for the last three years, but he is ready for the new challenge.

    “I was looking to advance and move forward in my career,” said the Mount Washington resident. “Eastside is the best school in the county and one of the top in the state.”

  • 2014 Bullitt County Fair

     CLERMONT - The weather was hot but the rides were even hotter during the 2014 Bullitt County Fair.

    Photographers captured some of the visitors having a great time on the rides.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for images of this year's fair, from pageants to rides, from animals to food.