MT. JULIET – Mt. Juliet District 1 City Commissioner Ray Justice has plans to spearhead an effort to revitalize the city’s original district – the north end of the city.
He has served the jurisdiction on and off for more than a decade. The district includes the Lebanon Road corridor populated with historic businesses, such as Moss’ and many mom-and-pop stores.
Justice plans to bring up this idea at the Monday Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting during commissioners’ comments. He said he would like to get the ball rolling toward revitalization in the area and will start with conversations with business owners, citizens, other city officials and members of the West Wilson Chamber of Commerce.
– Laurie Everett
Meteor shower to fill the sky next week
Stargazers will have the opportunity to witness a Perseid meteor shower next week.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac website, meteors will be visible Sunday through Tuesday, with the best viewing a few hours before dawn. The showers will be visible anywhere in the sky.
Predictions are for 50-100 meteors per hour. The almanac also said no special equipment is needed for viewing as the meteors are best viewed with the naked eye.
– Kimberly Jordan
Poultry, rabbit exhibit to be bigger at Fair
The 2013 Wilson County Fair will introduce a new Poultry and Rabbit Exhibit building when the fair opens Friday.
The fair board made the decision to enlarge the present building and add a concrete floor. The building will be dedicated Friday at 6:30 p.m.
This year should feature the largest exhibit in the fair’s history as the Wilson County Fair has become known for its Poultry and Rabbit exhibit.
Visitors will be able to see chickens hatching, as well as visit the duck pond. More information can be found at wilsoncountyfair.net.
– Kimberly Jordan
Bands for Bishop music festival set
MT. JULIET – Bands for Bishop Music Festival will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.
Up-and-coming bands from in and around Nashville will perform to benefit Bishop Mikaelian, a Mt. Juliet girl battling a brain tumor.
The event will also feature food, crafts and activities for the whole family. Admission is a donation of $10 for adults, $5 for students13-18, and children 12 and under are free. All proceeds will go to the family.
– Sara McManamy-Johnson