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  •  HILLVIEW - The Hillview Wal-Mart is offering well wishes to Kosair and the Children's Miracle Network.

    Wal-Mart zone manager Darlene Ready said the store's goal was to raise $30,000 for Kosair Children's Hospital, with a wishing well created at a store entrance for donations made by shoppers.

    The store will host two Saturday carnivals in the next month, May 16 and June 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring cake walks, ring toss, plinko, duck pond, sucker tree, karaoke, colored hairspray and a Tarot reader.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE--Sometimes we all need a little tough love.

    And that's exactly what Shepherdsville resident Pam Carter's mother gave her to help her grow up.

    Carter recently had her story, “Tough Love,” published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” : Thanks to My Mom 101 stories of Gratitude, Love and Lessons.”

    In the story, Carter talks about she how got pregnant at 16 and how that changed her relationship with her mother.

    “She was a doting Grandma while I was Momma to my child,” she wrote.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - It's a pilot program. And it's a pilot program. It's both.

    Bullitt County Public Schools is adding aviation and aerospace to its College and Career Readiness Initiative Program, which offers a variety of alternative education toward various job paths.

    North Bullitt High School and the Bullitt County Career Readiness Center (in conjunction with the Bullitt County Area Technology Center) will partner with the Air+Space Academy headquartered at Bowman Field in Louisville.

  •   CLERMONT --  Spring is in full swing at Bernheim and that means it’s time for BloomFest, the annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Garden faerie house construction, the garden faerie parade, flower bed planting, naturalist-led discovery stations, local artisans, food vendors,  and a very special birthday celebration are just some of the many activities for everyone to enjoy.

  • Mt. Washington Middle School students Cambren Joiner, Trenton Stetser, Jordan Pollard and Macy Pratt were recognized last month at the REEL Action Awards Ceremony as 2nd Runner Up in Best Use of Sound for their 30-second video Failing Grade.

                The annual contest was sponsored by Alliance for Youth and features videos from youth ages 12-17 about the dangers of underage drinking.

  •  Pleasant Grove Elementary School Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) students earned First Place – Elementary Division in Cinemania Kentucky Tourism during STLP State Championships last month at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    They were among 50 students from nine Bullitt County Public Schools participating in the event.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - If Jesus were living among us today, would He ride a Harley-Davidson?

    Lou Imbrogno and Wayne Miller think so, and they are convinced that Jesus would participate with them in their church services.

    Rushing Wind Ministries, a biker-friendly church organization originally founded in Oceanside, Calif., now has 25 chapters throughout the United States, including one in Bullitt County.

  •  A few rain showers could not keep hundreds of people from attending the plant sale held at the Bullitt County Extension Service on Saturday.

    There were lots of plants, as well as yard decorations, available for purchase.

    This is an annual sale conducted by the Master Gardeners program in Bullitt County.

  •  The 8th grade class from Little Flock Flock Christian Academy visited Washington DC in March.

    Through their mission work, they served at the Capital Area Food Bank and at Central Union Mission.

    They also visited Arlington Cemetery, National Archives, Smithsonian Zoo and Museums, Memorials and Monuments, International Spy Museum, NBA game, Mt. Vernon, Ford’s Theater, The Pentagon, The White House, The Capitol, Medieval Times, and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new fundraising campaign shows signs that Bullitt Central High School is stepping in the right direction.

    The school kicked off a shoe collection drive through Funds2Orgs in hopes of raising funding for a new digital school sign.

    Organizer Terry Stamps, a Bullitt Central clerical assistant, said the goal was to collect 300 bags worth of new and gently-used shoes, with 25 pair to a bag.

    The shoes will be collected by Funds2Orgs, who will distribute them to places in Africa and Central America.

  • If you are a music lover, then Tennessee may be “playing your song” the first weekend in May.

  • FRANKFORT--Gene Weis is available to assist Bullitt County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.

    He is available year-round to provide free higher education and financial aid assistance. Weis can lead students in career exploration activities, assist with the admissions application process, help students explore scholarship opportunities and other funding options, guide families through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and increase motivation for at-risk students.

  •  LOUISVILLE – On April 19 in 1792, Kentucky’s first Constitution was adopted, as an independent government for the nation’s fifteenth state was about to be launched on the western frontier.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - A devastating tornado demolished the small town of Fairdale, Illinois, earlier this month.

    A local church has decided to do its part in assisting Fairdale residents with a truck full of donated and much-needed supplies.

    Family Day Ministries will be collecting items through Thursday, April 23, to assist the tornado victims.

    Pastor Mike Miller has been involved with similar collections in the past. From his experiences he has learned the types of items people in Fairdale may need most.

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt County has recognized a need and is taking action.

    Jacey Smothers, family resource center coordinator at Mount Washington and Roby Elementarys, said both of her schools have a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren now.

    She said she thought Open Arms, a support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers, would be beneficial to her school communities and others.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes high school students seem like zombies when they get up in the morning for school.

    North Bullitt Drama students appeared that way on purpose for a special zombie trilogy presentation of one-act plays known as the “Zombie Creature Triple Feature.”

    The plays included “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie” by Jason Pizzarello, and “The Brainfest Club” by Drama Club director Adam Elliott.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local project has captured some national attention. The Youth Chamber of Preservationists was recently commended by the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency for their project “Put a LID on it.”

    Four juniors at Bullitt East High School: Haley Steinmetz; Eliza Love; Gavin Blain and Isaac Shelton, utilized the EPA national stormwater calculator to survey and create a low impact design model for the site of the new Mount Washington Public Library.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON--Clean closet for clean water. Have some new or gently used shoes that you don’t know what to do with after spring cleaning? Donate them to the Bullitt East BETA Club efforts.

    From Monday, April 13, to Thursday, April 30, the club will be collecting shoes of all varieties for the WaterStep program.

    The organization sells the shoes to exporter and then uses the funds to provide safe drinking water to third-world countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Costa Rica.

  •  PIONEER VILLAGE - The 5th graders at Maryville Elementary wax poetic as historical figures in their annual wax museum.

    Teachers Ashley Gallusser and Kimberly Tabler help present the museum as a school project.

    According to Tabler, students selected and researched an historical character who made an important impact on American history.

    Students created costumes and props for their presentation. They prepared a monologue that they read to the museum guests, which included parents and other students.

  •  MOUNT WASHNGTON -- Are you veteran?

    Live in Mount Washington?

    Then the Mount Washington Family Spring festival coordinators are looking for you.

    Bill Willoughby, a coordinator of the festival, said the theme this year is “Our Heroes.”

    He said it was a natural choice, for the Mount Washington Lion and Lioness clubs, since it is their motto.

    The group is seeking the oldest veteran in Mount Washington to serve as this year’s grand marshal in the parade on Saturday, May 9.