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Today's News

  • 6th Region Basketball Tournaments: Local teams ready to make noise on a much bigger stage

     UPDATE (03/05): Monday's Sixth Region Tournament basketball games have been postponed due to school cancellations.

    All scheduled games will move back one day, meaning the Monday scheduled games on the Girls' tournament are scheduled for Tuesday night, while Boys' first-round games are now scheduled for Wednesday night.

    All scheduled game times remain the same. Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for Sixth Region Tournament updates and results.

  • Accident draws Bell to new career

    CEDAR GROVE - A car accident five years ago led to Steve Bell's first ribbon cutting.

    The insurance agent hosted an official grand opening celebration for his new State Farm Insurance location at the Cedar Grove Business Park.

    "(The accident) changed my life," said Bell. "I learned the value of insurance. My mission and goal is to make sure everyone is taken care of. I want to keep people out of a bad spot."

  • Hurt wants responsibility to be focus of as magistrate in Fourth

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bringing in new jobs to a community is important.
        But Sherry Waters Hurt believes that there should be more involved in such a decision than to simply look at the money generated.
        As a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court over the next four years, Hurt would like to do more planning and more consideration about the affect development would have on existing residents.

  • Forget winter, KidsFest set this Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's been a long, cold winter, and it's time for the kids to get out and do something big.

    In Bullitt County, that something big is the annual KidsFest, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Jenny Estepp promised a fun event filled with free entertainment, goodies and lots of door prizes.

  • Bullitt Central drama tackles domestic violence

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ­ Bullitt Central High School presented "dont u luv me?" a dramatic one­-act play dealing with the topic of intimate partner violence among adolescents.

    The play was promoted by the BCHS Drama Club and Youth Services Center,with assistance from the Art Club, as an educational tool for students along with an engaging stage performance.

    Subjects within the play deal with substance abuse, pregnancy, suicide and weight control.  It was created specifically for a high school­aged audience.

  • Man arrested in major pot bust

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A major marijuana bust on Friday presented members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force with a bit of an unusual situation.
        The search of Ulises Merino Hernandez' property on Hilltop Road revealed uncovered about 16 pounds of marijuana.
        According to Cpt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff's drug task force, the marijuana was a high quality, not always seen in Bullitt County.

  • Lady Eagles apply pressure, get three-peat

     OKOLONA - When you talk about pressure, don't talk about it from the perspective of North Bullitt Lady Eagle coach Amber Courtney.

  • Roby takes sprint speed to Bellarmine University

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Meghan Roby had a lot of options when it came to her college future, but as is her way, she made a fast decision.

    Lots of things that Roby does are fast. She proved that last year when after competing in track after a four-year hiatus, she darted to runner-up finishes at both 100- and 200-meters in the Class AA Kentucky State Championships last spring.

  • Eagle Homecoming

     Eagle Homecoming Court - North Bullitt seniors Maria George and Lucas Humphrey were crowned 2014 North Bullitt Hoops Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night during a ceremony during the school’s basketball game with Kentucky Country Day.


  • Romine will go for world auctioneering crown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Jay Romine was 10 years old when he found his calling. 

    And 38 years later, he’s taking that talent to the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.

    “Griffin’s Fruit Market and Produce, where First Federal is today, is where I had my first big calling,” he said. “My father was called away on a business matter and the people kept waiting. They kept telling me, ‘You can do it’ and so they started holding up these antiques and I sold them.”