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  •  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.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • It was a time to reflect.

    It was a time to celebrate.

    And it was a time to honor the men and women who serve the community as members of the Zoneton Volunteer Fire Department.

    On this particular day, the spotlight was on Station 2 in Brooks, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary.

    More specifically, it was a time to honor Maj. Garry Key, a volunteer who has spent over 30 years with the department.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary students looked professional for their guests during a Career Day event hosted in the school library.

    Instructor Tina Contreras said the participating students developed both listening and speaking skills while planning the event, which included area business representatives.

    Business participants included Simplex Grinnell engineer Mike Clark, cheerleading gym owner Samantha Alongi, Susan Estes with the Kentucky Education Association and Rep. Linda Belcher.

  •  HEBRON ESTATES -- JROTC students at North Bullitt High School recently had the opportunity to hear some words of wisdom about their future from a pair of high-ranking Marine Corps officials.

    Major General Mark A. Brilakis, the highest ranking officer to ever speak at North Bullitt, was joined by Sgt. Major Samuel Heyward Jr.

    Cadets in the North Bullitt program were able to hear some of the experiences of both recruiting command officers.

    Both are based at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command at Quantico, Va.

  •  Bullitt Central students received history lessons through the school’s Drama Club.

    “Edelweiss” was performed by the club in three public shows at the Bullitt Central auditorium.

    The play, based in World War II Nazi-era Germany, is about the League of German Girls, the girls’ portion of the Hitler Youth movement, and their underlying Nazi defiance.

    The Drama Club also performed the play for Bullitt Lick Middle students.

    The play was directed by Drama Club sponsor Sara Anderson.

  •  The family of Bill Breeden was joined by hundreds of friends as a special monument was dedicated to the community leader.

    It was unveiled during the Mount Washington Spring Festival, which Bill coordinated for years while serving with the Lions Club.

    It is located in the city park area by the fountain.

  •  CEDAR GROVE - Students at Cedar Grove Elementary have a better idea of future career paths thanks to some local experts.

    Representatives of various community businesses and organizations visited Cedar Grove for the annual career fair, hosted by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    FRC coordinator Tammy Perdue said representatives are invited each year to discuss their jobs with students, as well as the many types of jobs necessary for their places of work to flourish.

  •  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.