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  •         Mount Washington resident Benny Hill recently pulled something unusual from his garden—a two and a half-foot banana cantaloupe.
            Even more unusual than the cantaloupe itself was how it was grown.
            The seventy-seven year-old spent weeks nurturing the cantaloupe on his 14-acre property on Ellis Cook Road intravenously.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Visual Artists of Bullitt County’s second annual All-Member Show was recently held at Citizens Union Bank in Mount Washington where artists joined folks from throughout the county for a special reception and awards show. 

  •  Bullitt Central FFA officers were faced with a challenge where they had to work as a team to overcome obstacles on a ropes course. 

  •   MOUNT WASHINGTON - It may be called the “land of milk and honey,” but, in reality, the community of Mount Washington faces the same thing as communities throughout the world.

  •  Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Cindy Kleinhelter, 1040 Hwy 44 East, Shepherdsville, Kentucky  40165, 502 869-8053.

  •  There have been years of construction, new buildings and building additions.

  •  A dozen students from throughout Bullitt County recently participated in the week-long Camp Corral horse camp put on by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Center and the Bullitt Lick/Bernheim Youth Services Center.

    The camp took place at Pegasus Stables in Mount Washington, where students learned everything from how to care for a horse to riding and everything in between.

    At the end of the week the students who participated in the camp rode horses in a parade for friends and family.

  •  The Bullitt County Public Library system recently hosted a special event unveiling an outdoor reading area at the Lebanon Junction Library. In rememberance of Doris VanVactor, who passed away in 2007, members of the VanVactor family said a few words in her honor before releasing two white doves.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services have come up with an interesting way to raise awareness - and they’re tickled pink to share it with the community.

  •  There have been years of construction, new buildings and building additions.

    There have been years of district changes, new employees and new programs.

    There has also been success in the classrooms, increased test scores, and new programs that expand opportunities and bring new challenges and opportunities to students.

    In comparison to recent years, Bullitt County Public Schools will focus on the status quo in 2012-13 - where the district lacks in major changes, it increases emphasis on continuous improvement.

  •  It just so happened that the New Lenses photography group was in the Shepherdsville First Street Park on a recent Wednesday evening when the skies began to light up.

    Club vice president Charles Myers caught this lightning strike.

     

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  •  CLERMONT - Each year Camp Crooked Creek plays host to unique activities for children who ordinarily do not receive such an opportunity.

  •  Students/members/cheerleaders of Cheer-Bling’ Sports Ministry have been earning free Technology/Recreational Equipment or Cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash.

  •  LOUISVILLE - Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Eighty-four high school juniors from 54 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 27th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

  •   Nearly 50 local students recently participated in the Engineers of Tomorrow’s week-long FIRST Robotics summer day camp at Mount Washington Middle School.

  •  At the end of the last school year, Mount Washington Elementary student Ryan Robertson treated his classmates to a special exhibition in the school yard.

  •   LOUISVILLE - Each year, thousands of fans fill Cardinal Stadium for a great line-up of chart-topping artists performing in the Kentucky State Fair’s free concert series. And, each August, the Kentucky State Fair Board makes it a priority to offer a Free Concert Series for a variety of musical tastes.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON - As if serving his country in uniform wasn’t enough, Iraq War veteran and local resident Troy Yocum, 33, is devoting his life to helping military families in financial need. 

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - As part of a celebration of Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana held an open house recently at Camp Shantituck.  Dozens of longtime volunteers and Girl Scout alumnae gathered for the event. They joined several troops of girls to sing traditional camp songs and share fond camp memories.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - It began innocently enough several years ago.