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Today's News

  • Play-off spot the goal in final district meeting

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After 20 years as district rivals, the final regular season meeting between the North Bullitt Eagles and Bullitt East Chargers within the same classification will come on Friday in the 39th showdown in The Clash.

  • Youth teams down to final week of play

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Cougars hosting South Oldham

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While last week’s 38-33 loss to Oldham County was disappointing, it wasn’t the end of the world for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    The maroon and gray can really make a mess of the top end of Class 5-A, District 3 if they can defeat visiting South Oldham on Friday in the final home game of the season for the Cougars.

    Yes, South Oldham has not lost a district game since realignment four years ago. That includes four wins over the Cougars, including two victories in 2016.

  • BE’s Brown 12th at girls’ State Golf

     BOWLING GREEN – For the second consecutive season, Bullitt East eighth-grader Macie Brown finished 12th last week at the Leachman Auto KHSAA Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Journalism matters because democracy does still matter

     An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at the home.

    Another investigation explored the increase of neighborhood violence and the proliferation of firearms that awakened community groups and law enforcement to explore ways to address the problems and find solutions before it becomes even worse.

  • I-65 resurfacing in Jefferson Co. begins Oct. 12

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for resurfacing a 3.5-mile section of Interstate 65 in Jefferson County. Construction is scheduled to begin this weekend to mill and pave all lanes between Fern Valley Road and I-264 (Watterson Expressway), mile markers 127.5 to 131.2.

  • Quick start powers East past Fern Creek in district play

     HIGHVIEW – A quick start was just what the coach ordered for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on Monday in the opening round of the 24th District Volleyball Tournament at Whitefield Academy.

    Taking on Fern Creek, the red and gold had to wait out a five-game marathon in the opening match between Jeffersontown and Whitefield. Once on the court, Bullitt East won the first game 25-20 and despite a sub-par second game in which they lost 15-25, the red and gold surged back ahead and won the match 25-14, 25-20.

  • NB has balance in beating Nelson

     HEBRON ESTATES – Following three straight losses in which the defense had given up 137 points, the North Bullitt Eagles rebounded on Friday with a 47-10 victory over Class 5-A District rival Nelson County.

    This is the fourth year for the present football alignment in the state and North Bullitt has beaten the Cardinals in each of the four meetings.

    After going 1-9 last season and changing coaches, Nelson County fell to 0-7 with this defeat.

  • Salute to newspapers

     Sometimes newspaper folks are more worried about their future than they should be.

    Are circulation numbers down over the past decade? Sure.

    But do people still rely on their community newspaper to present them with the news of the area? They sure do.

    The day of the social media is scorned by many. But followed by many others.

    However, there is not news on social media. For the most part, it is angry comments -- some built out of facts and others created by emotion.

  • BBB tips on the Facebook Security Breach

     Are you a Facebook user? Are you one of the 50 million people recently affected by the security breach? If yes, what do you do now? BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky provides the following information and tips regarding this data breach.