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  • Cougars win ‘battle’ to earn regional berth

     OKOLONA - It’s tournament time, guys.

    It’s time to tighten up the shoe laces and bring it. 

    Just bring it.

    That was the message delivered by Bullitt Central basketball coach Joe Pat Lee.

    And his Cougars brought it.

    In a hard-fought semifinal contest, the Cougars didn’t gain a lead until late in the third quarter and held off the Southern Trojans 52-47.

  • Mercy shoots lights out as they turn the tables on East girls

     JEFFERSONTOWN – It was raining three-pointers on the Bullitt East Lady Chargers Thursday night in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament and there was nothing the red and gold could do about it.

    In a showdown between two of the best teams in the state, the Mercy Jaguars connected on half of the 20 three-pointers they took in the game including four straight from beyond the arc in a three minute span midway through the third quarter.

  • Chargers put it all together in beating Fern Creek 73-59

      JEFFERSONTOWN – Trailing by two points at halftime, the Bullitt East Chargers felt they had the Fern Creek Tigers right where they wanted them on Friday in the championship game of the boys’ 24th District Tournament at Jeffersontown High School.

    The Chargers were right. Bullitt East scored the first basket of the second half and with an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter, the red and gold took control and then pulled away with 30 points in the fourth quarter for a 73-59 victory.

  • Grit, toughness keys Cougar win in district finale

      OKOLONA - For winning coach Joe Pat Lee, his Bullitt Central Cougars were able to cut the nets down on Friday night due to its grit and toughness.

    For North Bullitt coach Brian Courtney, the mood of the game may have been disrupted before the first second ticked off the clock.

    But for Brett Bourland, the big man in the middle, the game hinged on his stolen pass late in the contest and his desire to claim every rebound that was up for grabs.

  • 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.