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WB&T Family Fun Day at Leeville location PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wilson Bank & Trust will host its sixth annual Leeville Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the bank’s Leeville office, located at 440 Hwy. 109 North in Lebanon.

New at the event this year, from 12 to 3 p.m. only, will be a youth talent competition with categories for dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, martial arts, singing and instruments.  The contest is open to ages 6 through 16, with prizes to be awarded in each category.  For those who sign up by April 24, the registration fee is only $10.  More competition information is available at or by calling 453-1086. 

Other entertainment options at Family Fun Day include live music in the morning, free inflatables for the kids, an emergency vehicles display and train rides for children of all ages.  Also new for 2013 will be the addition of craft vendor booths.  Concessions will be offered by the Wilson Central Choral Booster Club.

“We’re excited about the continued success of this event and the new activities added this year, and we’re thankful for partnerships with Permobil, Advance Propane, BJ’s Trailers, Goodall Homes, Kenwal and our other corporate sponsors that help make it happen,” WB&T Leeville Office Manager Bernie Christian said. “We’re happy to bring friends and neighbors together in the Leeville community for an entertaining day of family fun.”

Wilson Bank & Trust (, member FDIC and an Equal Housing  Lender, is a locally owned bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting.  One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, WB&T currently operates 25 offices in seven Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.

Mirko Pasta opening April 1 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Authentic, traditional Italian food is coming to the heart of Mt. Juliet. 

Mirko Pasta, located at the old elementary school site, has a menu filled with authentic Italian pastas, appetizers, salads, soups and desserts. 

“People just love our food,” said Mirko Pasta’s Gary Murphey. 

The location on Demonbreun has been open since October 2011, and has been getting rave reviews. Urbanspoon users have it at 90 percent and Yelp users have given it four stars. 

Missy Johnson has been wanting to open in Mt. Juliet for awhile because this is her home. They had a location in the Publix shopping center, but really wanted a patio. The town center location popped up, and they grabbed it. 

At Mirko, you really have your choice to make any combination of pastas. Your server will go through the different pastas you can choose from, which include six short pastas, six long pastas or six types of ravioli. You can even get gluten free pasta in spaghetti, fusili or penne. 

Once you have made your pasta selection, you move on to your sauce. You have 14 to choose from, including options like pomodoro, Bolognese, alfredo, carbonara and pesto. You can also add on to your pasta, vegetables, chicken, meatballs, sausage, ham, salmon, shrimp or crab. 

If you don’t want to create your own pasta, Mirko has five signature pastas or six different entrees like Pollo al Marsala. 

For a great lunch option, you can get one of Mirko’s six paninis, soup and salads or pastas and entrees. 

Mirko also has an extensive wine selection with several types of reds, whites, wine-tinis and classic wine cocktails. There is also draft and bottled beer.   

Mirko Pasta was started by Chef Mirko Di Giacomantonio. He is a native of the small coastal town of Tortoreto, Italy. He worked as a chef and manager in restaurants in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania and the United States. He started Mirko Pasta in Athens, Ga. and there are now 15 locations across Georgia, Tennessee , Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama. 

Mirko Pasta will be open for business April 1. 

Avenue Animal Hospital receives national accreditation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mt. Juliet’s Avenue Animal Hospital has joined an elite group of veterinary practices by being awarded AAHA Standards of Accreditation. Nicole Harris, DVM, hospital owner/practitioner, said “This is an honor our staff has worked hard to achieve. We pride ourselves on personal, professional, compassionate care and AAHA accreditation validates our commitment to animals and their owners.”

Established in 1933, The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its high standards for pet health care. It is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Avenue Animal Hospital was evaluated on almost 900 rigorous standards of excellence, covering quality of care, diagnostic and pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility. The standards require hospitals to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory). The standards focus on the quality of care in the areas of anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.

Dr. Nicole Harris has a special interest in ultrasound imaging. Avenue Animal Hospital is the only veterinarian facility in Wilson County with the capability of performing in-house ultrasound and echocardiogram exams for quick and accurate diagnosis. Dr. Harris also believes strongly in promoting dental health, focusing on the most current techniques and preventative measures. Dental health is so much more than just cleaning teeth to freshen breath. New techniques such as root planing allow teeth to be saved from extraction and dental blocks for extractions improve the comfort level of the animal.

The hospital also offers pet owners an online program to track their pet’s medical records, appointments and personal history.

Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Community Enhancement of the Month Award to Avenue Animal Hospital for beautification and state-of-the-art renovation of the 5,000 square foot facility at 1725 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Wilson County Motors moves to new facility PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Since the beginning in 1927, Wilson County Motors focused on delivering a level of service a step above the rest.  As a result of these efforts, this family-owned business has received both Tennessee and National American Business Ethics Awards.  Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC just moved into their new state-of-the-art location at Exit 236 off I-40 in Lebanon.

They will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration events will be March 29 and 30 in celebration of the historic move.  This two-day event features music and entertainment and is open to the community.  As part of this celebration, they are giving away a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze on May 4 at 3 p.m. Registration is now through May 3 at the dealership. Visit them at 903 South Hartmann Drive in Lebanon or log onto for more information and how to register.

General Manager and partner, Mitchel Bone said, “Every aspect of this new facility was designed with our guests in mind.  There is simply not another dealership that that I know of that compares to this one.  We have tried to think of everything to make our guests’ experience unparalleled at any dealership or service facility around.” The new location features the latest technology, relaxing comforts, friendly staff, and 9.5 acres of inventory.

“Our new home is great but our team is what truly sets us apart.  We are thankful to have some of the best men and women here to assist our guests with all their transportation needs,” said Paine Bone, General Manager and partner.  “Several of our family members have been with us for decades.”

For more information contact:  Mitchel Bone at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (615) 444-9642.

Wilson Bank & Trust offers MoneyDesktop PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Where is all your money going, really?

If the answer is a little fuzzy, you aren’t alone.  That pursuit is a big reason Wilson Bank & Trust has introduced a new easy-to-use personal financial management tool called MoneyDesktop that’s free to WB&T online banking customers.

Launched earlier this month, MoneyDesktop gives users an attractive, comprehensive, device-friendly view of all their money (including non-WB&T accounts) in one place, providing account aggregation, expense tracking, budget creation, debt management and financial reporting in a format that’s simple to understand and easy to set up.  The tool is made available through the bank’s online banking module and is easily accessible on mobile phones and tablets.

“Keeping up with family finances and creating household budgets are things we’d all like to do, but finding the time to keep your money organized is a major hurdle for many people,” CEO Randall Clemons said.  “Automatically tracking and categorizing all your funds with a tool like MoneyDesktop can help overcome anxiety about how and where your money is really being spent.”

‘Bubble budgets’ are one of the unique features in the MoneyDesktop tool.  Colorful interactive circles allow a user to see at a glance how much certain expenses relate to an overall budget, and shows which areas are close to being exceeded at any given moment.

The introduction of MoneyDesktop is one of several WB&T initiatives this year related to a special investment in technology for 2013.  Others on the horizon include a new website, expanded online account opening services and mobile check deposits. 

Wilson Bank & Trust (, a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is an independent, locally owned bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting.  One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, WB&T currently operates 25 full-service offices in seven Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.

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