**update** The phone lines have been restored and 911 service is now working. Click here for full story.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Edmonson County Emergency Management has announced that the county's entire 911 emergency system is temporarily down as a result of a main Windstream fiber-optic line problem, as of 7:30am Monday, January 23, 2017.
According to Director Pat Prunty, it is unclear at this time if the main line is cut or damaged, but Windstream crews are said to be working on the matter.
"If you have an emergency, please don't dial 911 or call our dispatch center, as you'll only get a busy signal," Prunty said. "You can call the Kentucky State Police Post in Bowling Green at 270-782-2010 in case of emergency and they will be in contact with Edmonson County emergency services."
Prunty said it is unclear how long the system will be down. It appears that most or all of Brownsville is without service at this time.