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Today's Features

  •  Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden.

    Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering devices can also reduce watering frequency. Just make sure to test their effectiveness before leaving town. Or consider a one-time investment in a drip irrigation system designed for container gardens.

  •  Bullitt Central High School junior Jakob Williamson was awarded a $1,500 Web Innovator Award from GoDaddy.com at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in May in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Among 1,702 participants from 78 different countries, Jakob is the first student from Bullitt County to win an award at ISEF.

  •  For many years, Bullitt County was home to an annual Pow Wow to raise awareness of Native American tribes and to educate the public on the cultures of the various tribes.

    With the disbandment of the Red Crow Indian Council, another organization stepped up last weekend to host its Pow Wow.

    The Ohio Valley Native American Warriors Society hosts the two-day Circle of Peace Gathering.

    Large crowds came out to see the customs of the Native Americans. There were vendors with authentic goods and there was food enjoyed by the Native Americans.

  • HILLVIEW - When the city of Hillview gets rolling, it has a good time.

    The city hosted its first annual Bike Fair at the city's government center and skate park.

    The event included a bike parade through part of the city, as well as bike auctions, food, music, bouncies and hours of fun in the skate park.

    Hillview Police officers provided safety advice while also helping guests with safety gear and bike repairs.

  •  Bullitt Lick Middle School students in Matt Smith’s Exceptional Child Education Extended School Services MSD unit recently took a field trip to the Hillview Wal-Mart in a customized eight-passenger van courtesy of the WHAS 11 Crusade for Children.

    “They have been waiting a while for this ride and are very excited it is here,” Smith smiled as students boarded the vehicle.

  •  ZONETON - Maybe middle school students would get into Shakespearian theatre more if it wasn’t for those long drives during field trips.

    Thanks to the Louisville-based Kentucky Shakespeare and its education program, the field trip can come to the schools.

    Zoneton Middle recently hosted artists Megan Massie and Tony Milder to the school, where they performed “Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare,” a conglomerate of scenes from three plays including “Macbeth,” “The Tempest” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  •   North Bullitt High School senior Mindy Greenwell, 17, and sophomore Miranda Keedy, 14, have been honored by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for their eco-art.

    The youth were recognized with framed plaques by DEP Director Larry C. Taylor and KY EXCEL Coordinator John Eisiminger during a ceremony in the NBHS College and Career Center Café.

    “By creating such beautiful works of art out of recyclable materials, you have raised awareness about the necessity of environmental conservation,” Taylor noted.

  •  The damp Monday weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those celebrating local Memorial Day services.

    The annual county service in Shepherdsville was moved into the Bullitt County Courthouse, with members of the American Legion Post 157 placing a wreath in front of a plaque honoring the military.

    Dirk “Mac” McCoy was the honorary guest speaker, representing the American Legion.

    The rain stayed mostly away during the annual ceremony held outside at the Lebanon Junction Post Office, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County’s heroes.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.

    Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.