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Mammoth Cave, Ky., January 11, 2018 -- Mammoth Cave National Park will be closed Friday, January 12, because the ice and snow forecast. If weather permits, Green River Ferry, Mammoth Cave Parkway and Brownsville Road will remain open until 7:30 a.m. Friday to accommodate commuters.
Thursday evening, staff will close Houchin Ferry Road-South, Flint Ridge Road, and Dennison Ferry Road.
On Friday, all park operations will be closed, including cave tours, the visitor center, the Lodge at Mammoth Cave, roads and all park offices.
Early morning Saturday park staff will reevaluate the safety and accessibility of park roads and facilities.
Persons seeking updated information on park conditions may check the park’s webpage at www.nps.gov/maca and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MammothCaveNPS, or call one of the park's information lines:
For updated information on ferry operations, please phone (270)758-2166.
For updated information on park roads, please phone (270)758-2165.
For general park information, please phone (270)758-2180.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month.
Across the Commonwealth, Kentucky's 173 public school systems will use January to recognize the work of the state's 867 local school board members.
The Edmonson County Board of Education is composed of Lorri Keith, Mickey Johnson, Alex Ulm, Tonya Jones, and Keith LaMastus.
"The voters of our community have created a special group of education leaders in this board," said Superintendent Patrick Waddell. "They are true partners in the work to ensure every child in every classroom can experience high quality teaching and learning."
"When you consider how state and federal funding is shrinking, our school board has faced tremendous challenges, and members haven't flinched from their responsibilities," Mr. Waddell said. " Our community can be very proud of this team of board members, and I am proud to be their partner working for education excellence for our children."
"I am very proud to work with each of these local school board members and appreciate the time and effort they do to improve the education of our students, here in Edmonson County, " he said.
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., January 10, 2018 – Mammoth Cave National Park will offer two free Mammoth Passage cave tours and one free Historic cave tour on Monday, January 15, 2018, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Space is limited to 120 tickets for the 10:30 Historic tour, and 70 ticket for each of the 9:30 and 12:30 Mammoth Passage tours.
Participants must pick up a free ticket in the visitor center on January 15 before going on these tours. The visitor center opens at 8:30 a.m. Both tours depart from the Mammoth Cave Lodge Rotunda Room and require a walk down and up the steep hill below the visitor center.
Mammoth Passage Tours will depart from the Mammoth Cave Lodge's Rotunda Room at 9:30 and 12:30 (Central Time) for those who have previously picked up a ticket at the visitor center. Anyone without a ticket at the 9:30 and 12:30 departure times will not be allowed on the tour. The ¾-mile, 1¼-hour Mammoth Passage tour is limited to 70 people. Visit the Rotunda, one of the largest rooms, explore a vast canyon passageway, and learn about 19th-century saltpeter mining operations and the geologic origins of Mammoth Cave on each of these tours.
Historic Tour will depart from the Mammoth Cave Lodge's Rotunda Room at 10:30 for those who have previously picked up a ticket at the visitor center. Anyone without a ticket at the 10:30 departure time will not be allowed on the tour. The 2-mile, 2 hour tour is limited to 120 people. Participants see all of the Mammoth Passage route, plus Bottomless Pit, Fat Man’s Misery, and Mammoth Dome. There are a total of 540 steps on this tour.
The following ECMS students were named to the honor roll during the second quarter. All "A" honorees are noted with *.
Joshua Adams, Xander Adamson, Madison Agnew, Daren Alexander, William Alexander, Macy Allen, Stephen Anderson, Ethan Arredondo, Taylor Atwell *, Ambriah Barnett, Zander Bass *, Boden Bates *, Landon Baxter *, Myrrisa Belcher *, Sadie Blanton, Ty Brantley *, Kayleigh Bratcher, David Brewer, Amanda Brooks *, Emilee Burklow *, Becca Carr, Raven Cast *, Benjamin Clemons *, Jacob Cook, Glenna Crisp *, Courtney Curtis, Olivia Davis, Presley Decker, Patience Denison, Karina Dennison, Alyssa Doyle *, Elizabeth Durbin, Ethan Edwards *, Ashlyn Faulkner, Christian Finn *, Emily Gomez, Michael Grieco, Danielle Hartz, Kaylee Hawks, Emma-Grace Hayes, Eva Hogan *, Brylee Honeycutt, Bobbie Horton *, Kylee Houchin, Donavyn Hunt *, Joann Hurst *, Brody Johnson *, Claudia Johnson, Keri Johnson *, Timothy Johnson *, Mia Jones *, Ryley Jones *, Peyton Keith, Bethany Keown *, Emma Lashley *, Katelyn Lewis *, Camden Lich *, Abigayle Lindsey, Brandon Lindsey *, Kaylee Lindsey *, Marlina Livingston, Wade Luttrell *, Chesney Madison, Nolan Martin *, Braedan May, Jace McCombs *, Emily Meredith, Maylea Meredith *, Grant Merideth *, Jonas Miller *, Caden Mills, Ashton Minyard, Kaylee Monroe, Krish Patel *, Dylan Pedigo, Aaron Pellett, Filiberto Perez-Trujillo, Ava Phelps, Jennifer Pierce *, Gabriel Priddy *, Garrett Rigdon *, Mary Riggs, Heather Sanders *, Kiley Schafer, Cameron Seabolt *, Muhammad Shahbaz *, Matthew Skaggs, Samuel Skaggs *, Caleb Smith *, Kellie Smith, Kendra Sowders *, Mattie Stearns, Owen Still, Caden Swihart *, James Talley *, Ronald Theilacker, Madelyn Thompson, MaKaylee Thompson *, Madison Treece *, Keely Vincent, Maura Vincent *, Tyler Vincent, Ryan Walkerm, William Walker, Braden Wall, Cadence Warthan *, Callie Webb *, Emma White*, Ian White *, Robert White, Cameron Whitfill *, Amber Williams *, Vean Williams, Wyatt Williams, Reannah Wilson, Kayla Wingfield, Alexander Woosley, Trey Woosley *, Alaina Alexander *, Amelia Allen *, Katliyn Anderson, Madison Atkins *, Danyale Atwell *, Kendra Basham, Logan Brooks, Jenna Butts, Joshua Carr, Hallie Cassady *, Macy Cassady *, Raelynn Cassady, Emma Cena *, Tyler Cherry*, Ian Clark, Clay Clemmons, Kadin Collins, Haley Coulter, Dalton Curtis *, Kaylee Davis, Sierra Decker, Taylor Dooley *, Carly Dunn, Sara Embry, Victor Esparza, Melissa Filback, Ethan Fulcher, Meredith Hennion *, Rachel Hennion *, Torrence Hughes, Dreidyn Hunt, Derick Jaggers, Allison Johnson, Michael Kelley, Alyssa Lindsey, Haleigh Lindsey *, Gracie Masterson, Maison May, Morgan McWhorter *, Dakota Meredith, Harley Meredith *, Samara Milam, Lilly Miller *, Gavyn Minyard *, Carter Morgan *, Josilyn Morrison *, Alanna Pardue, Caroline Parsley *, Noah Parsley, Johnny Pedigo, Karrington Peger *, Josiah Prewitt, Jarrett Prunty*, Allison Roof *, Gabriel Saling, Whitney Sanders *, Maham Shahbaz *, Jaedlyn Simon *, Rosalyn Smith *, Olivia Starnes, Evan Stice *, Trace Taylor, Gabriel Theilacker, Mason Thornhill, Catherine Vincent *, Colby Vincent, Morgan Vincent *, Sarah Vincent *, Savannah Vincent, Aries Walker, Bobby Williams *, Terri Williams, Grace Wilson *, Paige Wolfe *, McKenna Woosley *
If you missed the premier of Runaway Romance on UP tv January 7, don’t despair. The film will run again on Sunday, January 14, at 4 pm central time. You won’t want to miss the family-friendly movie that was filmed in southern Kentucky a few months ago, according to the SOKY Film Commission.
SOKYFC also said that not only does Runaway Romance present Kentucky in a positive light, the camera shots capture the breathtaking beauty of our area. "You will probably want to view it several times to enjoy the familiar settings and to see if you can identify any of the locals who were in the movie," they said.
Rhonda Clemmons, who is Edmonson County's representative for the commission said that while this film was filmed in Hart & Barren Counties, it needed regional viewer support.
"We want these program channels to keep buying and showing films made in South Central Kentucky, and the viewing numbers matter," she said. "We we want to encourage our Edmonson viewers to watch or DVR this film, because we will certainly want our neighboring counties watching the film made in Edmonson County when it is shown in a few months."
The film commission asks everyone to tune in Sunday, relay this information to all your friends, and be sure to set your DVRs so you can enjoy the movie over and over. Local providers of UP tv are: Direct TV 338, AT&T 369/1369, DISH 188, TWC 124, SCRTC 106.
For more information, check out the Runaway Romance Facebook page.
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Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two Edmonson County High School students and one middle school student have been named to the 2018 Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Board.
Kyle Majors, a junior at ECHS, has been named youth President for 2018. In a statement from the TWHTB, a spokesperson said "The TWH has a special place in Kyle's heart. From beginning to ride at TWH at just six months old, he wants to continue to develop his passion and share with others."
McKenzie Vincent is a sophomore at Edmonson County High school, a member of Edmonson County Saddle Club, and President of Edmonson County Pony Express 4H Horse Club, and has been named a board member. "McKenzie loves the TWH and wants to help expose the great breed to those who may not have ever had the chance to experience the TWH," said the statement.
Trista Majors has also been named as a board member. She's a student at ECMS. "Trista wants to serve on the Youth Board because she really wants to see more youth get involved and feels she can play a major role in doing so," the statement said.
To find out more about the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder's and Exhibitors' Association, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 931.359.1574, or visit www.twhbea.com.
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MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., December 19, 2017 – Visitor services in Mammoth Cave National Park will not be available on December 25, 2017. Cave tours, the visitor center, offices, the ferry, and the Lodge at Mammoth Cave will be closed.
The visitor center will close at 2:00 p.m. on December 24, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on December 26.
Cave tours will operate on a limited schedule on December 24. No tours will be offered on December 25. The regular cave tour schedule will resume on December 26.
Green River Ferry will be closed on December 25.
The Lodge at Mammoth Cave will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on December 26.
by Beth Cook: Mammoth Cave Transplants
It’s Christmas time, and what flower do we associate Christmas with?? Poinsettias!!! They add just that extra touch to your Christmas decor but, how do you take care of them to keep them looking good during the holiday season? These plants are very finicky and require specific needs in order to maintain those magnificent blooms. With the correct care, they should maintain their beauty through Christmas and weeks after.
Poinsettia care begins with proper lighting, water, and temperature. While they are in bloom they enjoy semi cool, humid locations that have indirect lighting. It is very important not to expose them below 50° F. Indoor temperatures between 65°-70°F are ideal for long plant life. Placing the plant in a room a few degrees cooler at night will extend the color show of your poinsettia. Keep the plant away from warm or cold drafts this will cause leaves to drop.
Poinsettias need to be watered thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Be sure they have proper drainage to ensure they won’t drown. Avoid letting them sit in water filled saucers. After watering empty the pot’s saucer and be sure to punch holes in the decorative foil to drain. Do not overwater. It is the #1 killer of poinsettias, as it leads to root rot. Poinsettias also like indirect lighting. Six hours of indirect sunlight is ideal. Humidity also plays a vital part in the care of poinsettias. Adding plants nearby can help increase humidity levels in dry rooms, as well as humidifiers.
Fertilizing poinsettias while they are in bloom is not recommended. Only fertilize after the holiday season if you plan on keeping them through the next year. Once the final bloom bracts fall off and if you plan to keep them, decrease watering to allow the plant to dry out some. Don’t let it dry out completely though. Relocate the poinsettia to a cool, dark area until spring. Apply fertilizer about once a month using a complete houseplant fertilizer. If proper conditions are given, it should begin to regrow and you can enjoy it for another holiday season.
From all of us at Mammoth Cave Transplants, we want to wish everyone a very Blessed, Safe, and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank You for your business this year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!