Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon signed a proclamation on June 14, 2019 that declared June "Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month" in Edmonson County.
He was joined with several members from the local Alzheimer's Association.
Fourth Annual Stuff the Bus Family Fun Run Serves as Kickoff Event for 14th Annual Stuff the Bus Drive
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Bowling Green Athletic Club presents the 4th Annual Stuff the Bus Family Fun Run this Saturday (June 15th) at Chaney’s Dairy Barn on Nashville Road in Bowling Green as a kickoff event for the 2019 Stuff the Bus Supply Drive. This year the family centered Fun Run takes place under the stars as runners, walkers, and children of all ages will take to the course at 7:30pm on the grounds of the historic Chaney’s Dairy Barn.
“We love to partner with the Stuff the Bus Foundation and have this wonderful non-competitive family run event to help jumpstart another successful Stuff the Bus season” said Christina Caron, of Bowling Green Athletic Club. “We love what Stuff the Bus stands for and to have an event where families can come out and be physically active together while raising awareness for the needs of children less fortunate makes our involvement a no-brainer.”
Since 2005, Stuff the Bus has positively impacted the lives of children and families throughout Warren County and South-Central Kentucky through their annual school supply drive. The Stuff the Bus Live Event and supply drive will take place July 27th at Bluegrass Cellular on Campbell Lane. During the supply drive, community members are encouraged to donate school supplies.
“The Stuff the Bus Family Fun Run serves as one of our signature kickoff events for collecting funds for our July drive.” said Travis Norton, of the Stuff the Bus Foundation. “We want to see everyone come out this Saturday and spend a perfect evening under the stars with us at Chaney’s Dairy Barn on Nashville Road.”
This year the event has added in the 1K Kids (13 and under) Glimmer Gallop that will take place after the adult 5K Fun Run.
Signups are underway online thru Friday at 12:00PM at www.StuffTheBusKY.com Racers can also sign up at Chaney’s Dairy Barn on Saturday evening starting at 6:20pm. The race begins at 7:30pm.
Learn more about Stuff the Bus at: https://www.stuffthebusky.com. Organizations interested in fundraising with the Stuff the Bus Foundation can reach out there as well. 100% of funds collected stay LOCAL in Southern Kentucky.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Keely Doyle is the recipient of this year’s Edmonson County Homemaker Scholarship. She is the daughter of Jeff and Holli Doyle of the Cedar Springs Community.
She graduated from Edmonson County High School with a 3.8 grade point average.
Her school and club activities include:
• Pep (officer for two years)
• Class Sergeant of Arms for three years
• Girls Basketball three years
• Softball 1 year
• Track 1 year
Her community involvement includes:
• She Belongs to Cedar Springs United Baptist Church.
• She volunteers at the Warren County Humane Society.
• She donates to the EC nursing home, the military, the American Red Cross and can food drive.
• She also goes Christmas Caroling annually with her church.
Keely plans to attend SKYCTC and then WKU to study Nursing. "Keely will represent Edmonson County well," said the Edmonson County Homemakers in a statement. "She will be a very compassionate nurse because of her willingness and desire to help others."
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The following were recognized at the June Board of Education Meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019.
The 2018-19 honored Retirees are: Eva Lynch 27 years, Barbara Webb 28 years, Janice Basham 29 years, Rita Meredith 18 years, Sandra Stice 26 years, Greg Grey 31 years, Lori Duvall 28 years, Sheila Durbin 23 years, and Brenda Hogan 15 years.
Amanda Davis and Nick Skaggs were recognized 2018-19 National Board Certified Teachers.
Kendra Cline, Jennifer Dooley and Allison Bolton were named the 2018-19 Excellence in Teaching Award winners.
A Visit With Hulen Sanders At Sanders' Archery in Bee Spring
Josh Boyd, column and photos:
With archery season a mere three months away, a substantial number of hunters across the bluegrass state have already begun to diligently prepare for fall's emergence. Impromptu backyard archery ranges and the afternoon shooting sessions that they facilitate become common place as hunters labor in earnest to hone their abilities. For many bow hunters, this scenario has become a yearly ritual fueled at a feverish pitch by the anticipation of opening day that is firmly situated on the horizon. For others however, their foray into archery is just beginning.
Every year, a vast quantity of outdoorsmen and women join the ranks of our nation's bow hunters and choose to pursue their quarry by means of bow and arrow in the ultimate test of their woodsmanship. For many hunters new to archery in general, the process of knowing where to start can be quite daunting. With an endless array of bows, accessories to outfit your chosen bow, arrows to shoot, and release aid configurations to consider, the road ahead for a new archer can be somewhat intimidating. As mind numbing as some of archery's initial considerations might seem, the answer to the majority of your questions can be found no further than your local archery pro shop.
Sanders Archery of Bee Springs is in it's 25th year of operation and owners Hulen and Ronna Sanders have assisted countless fledgling archers as they have begun their bow hunting endeavors. "I always tell individuals who are new to archery that it is very important to be selective about the shop that you choose to assist you in getting started. Having a technician that has a proper working knowledge of how to set your bow up correctly can make all of the difference in the world in getting you on the road to success," says Hulen Sanders.
"The choice of which bow to purchase depends directly upon the needs of the individual. A youth shooter has many options these days that allow them to not only purchase a quality bow, but one that because of adjustment options in draw length and draw weight, can be suited to meet their needs as they age," Sanders says. "For a first-time adult shooter, I usually advise buying the highest quality bow that a person can afford because a bow is an investment and as price points increase so do the options that are offered," Sanders adds.
Mr. Sanders also has words of wisdom that he steadfastly offers to new and aspiring archers in regards to practice regimen. "I always recommend starting out shooting at short distances of no more than five to ten yards. Once a shooter can place thirty consecutive arrows in a small circular dot on their target without a miss, then they are to increase their distance by five yards and repeat the process. This is done until the shooter extends their capabilities to their desired range." This process allows a shooter to become comfortable in each step of their progression, as often times confidence is a key factor in an archer's consistency.
With the exceptional length of Kentucky's bow season, it is easy to comprehend the booming recruitment rate of outdoorsmen and women into archery. Few could summarize the allure of bow hunting quite as well as Hulen Sanders. "Anyone who has experienced bow hunting knows and understands the enjoyment that it brings. Archery gives you the opportunity to extend your season, which in turn allows you that much more time to enjoy the best that nature has to offer and all that God has created." If archery has piqued your curiosity, let not another fall pass you by. Take a proactive approach in seeking out the answers to questions that you might have and find out firsthand the joys that archery can bring.
Randall and Willadean Logsdon of Sonora recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Springfield, Illinois. They were married May 23, 1969, by Bro. Clifford Ward at the home of the bride's parents near White Mills.
Mr. Logsdon is the son of the late Lee and Velma Logsdon. He served two years in the U. S. Army, with one year in Vietnam. He was a self-employed brick mason for 20 years along with being a lifelong farmer.
Mrs. Logsdon is the daughter of Wilella Copelin of Sonora and the late Edward Copelin. She was a clerk-stenographer at Time Finance Co. in Elizabethtown during their early marriage. Besides being a farm wife, her interests are the piano, geneology, and quilt-making.
They are members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Their children are Melissa (Craig) Woosley of Shrewsbury, Neil (Chasity) Logsdon of Sonora, and Allison (Jeramy) Vincent, also of Sonora. They have ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
by VFW Post 6937 Commander Floyd Houston, story and photos:
Excitement dominated the VFW Department of Kentucky State Convention in Louisville this past weekend. The Department bid farewell to outgoing 2018-2019 State Commander “Doc” Daugherty, and the incoming Commander, Bruce Unland, a thrice wounded Vietnam veteran was sworn in by past National Commander in Chief John Stroud. Throughout the weekend, Past Commander Stroud reminded the crowd that this year was the VFW’s best in 27 years for retention, recruiting, helping veterans in need, remembering our nation’s fallen, and doing good works in the communities.
At our county level, Mr. Hank Vincent was recognized as Kentucky’s Emergency Medical Technician of the Year. Stan Tillman was similarly recognized as the Kentucky Fire Fighter of the Year. Nominations for these public safety awards came in from throughout the Commonwealth and selection highlights the awardee’s sense of duty, self-discipline, sacrifice, and skill.
Next, former Brownsville VFW Post 6937 Commander, Edwin Vincent was sworn in to the office of State Junior Vice Commander, meaning that in two more years he will become the State Commander. Following Edwin’s example, Brownsville VFW Post 6937’s Senior Vice Commander Kevin Engel, a wounded Army veteran of the Iraq conflict, was sworn in to simultaneously serve as the 5th VFW District Commander, in charge of all the VFW Posts in our surrounding counties. Finally, Floyd Houston and Donna Engel, Brownsville VFW Post 6937’s Commander and Quartermaster were awarded All-State honors for the Post’s excellent work this past year. Judging for the National level award of All American will take place early next month and our Post is in the running again for this year, stay tuned!
by: Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants
Rain is most generally a welcome blessing for any gardener or farmer. However, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. Excessive rain on plants can cause plenty of trouble in the garden. Overly wet weather causes diseases via bacteria and fungus caused by long term moisture on foliage and root systems. Our gardens have recently been hit by plenty of rainfall recently. You might be wondering how to garden in wet ground and what are the effects of wet weather on the garden.
Excessive rain on plants promotes disease often evidenced in stunting, spots on foliage, decay on leaves, stems or fruit, wilting and, in severe cases, death of the entire plant. Extreme wet weather also keeps pollinators at bay affecting bloom and fruiting. Insects don’t fly as often or fly as far having to struggle against the rain. They pollinate fewer blooms and without pollinated blooms, your plants can’t produce vegetables. Many plants can pollinate using wind but heavy rain can knock the pollen from the blooms and cause the blooms to fall off. So all of our recent rainfall can heavily affect your garden and flowers. Other bugs, such as slugs, also begin to be seen in the garden as well. It is very important to remove them as soon as possible. If weather allows, make sure to spray an insecticide to kill and prevent other insects from damaging your plants.
The larger reason for no or slow vegetable production is that too much rain will saturate the ground and displace the air spaces in the soil. The roots then suffer from oxygen deficiency. Like you and me, plants can’t breathe under water. When a plant's roots are damaged it is hard for them to survive the hot summer days when a drought does occur.
When we get a lot of moisture on foliage for a period of time, and then we get the right weather conditions, you may see leaf spot diseases and other problems occur. When you see disease symptoms, it’s too late to spray. You have to have those fungicides on the plant before the problems occur. The best thing to do in that case is to pull off any of the diseased leaves, eliminate them from the garden because of potential secondary infection, and hopefully the new growth won’t be as affected.
Another big issues with excessive rainfall that gardeners may be experiencing is weeds, whose growth is aided by rain and warm temperatures. It’s very important to get out there and pull those weeds before they go to seed. If you let weeds go to seed, you are going to cause more problems for yourself next year. Once you get the weeds cleaned out, you can use a pre-emergent herbicide like Preen, mulch or newspaper in between your rows and around plants. Use something that is going to prevent future weed growth from occurring
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Shop At Home Carpets recently donated $500 in honor of Tim Hendricks to the Humane Society of Edmonson County for the Hoedown for Hounds fundraising event scheduled for June 15, 6 p.m., at the Brownsville Community Center.
"Tim was a beloved friend and co-worker at Shop At Home Carpets," said the company in a released statement. "Tim loved animals with all of his heart."
He passed away from complications of cancer in January 2018.
The Edmonson Voice is proud once again to be the media sponsor for the annual Freedom Fest, hosted by Edmonson County Parks and Rec. WDNS D93 has also been added as a radio sponsor, which will join Scott Waste, Bank of Edmonson County, Patton/Brantley Monuments, the EC Lions Club, and Scott Skaggs Photography to bring the community this free event.
Check out all the details below and click the flyer to visit the Edmonson County Parks and Rec Facebook Page.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A new southern gospel quartet with some familiar ties is set to release a brand new album in a special free concert event this Saturday, June 8th.
The group "United," made up of former members of the now retired Crossmen Quartet, have reassembled for a new sound and outlook on singing.
"After the retirement of the Crossmen, we took some time to reflect on what we wanted to do," said tenor singer Scott Flener, a resident of Morgantown. "While we felt like retiring the Crossmen was the best route to take, we were able to rejuvenate some old friendships with some former members and create something new, once the timing was right."
The group is not looking to "hit the road" again, in the same manner for which the Crossmen were once known.
"We're all very happy with our careers, our families, and the roles we have in our own churches," Flener said. "This is a new way to share our God-given talent with others as our schedules allow. We enjoy singing with each other and singing about the Lord."
The group is made up of Flener, baritone Darren Lawrence, bass Jason Brooks, and lead Darren Doyle. Their repertoire is made up of originals with a few old classics and obscure covers mixed in. All members of the group are originally from Butler and Edmonson Counties.
The concert is being held at Crossland Community Church, located at 600 31W Bypass in Bowling Green at 7pm. There is no admission and the album will be available there for the first time. Doors will open at 6pm.
The group's music will also be available on all major download sites and streaming services.
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce there will be a June Luncheon on Friday June 28 at Noon at the Heritage Centre. 503 Washington St. Brownsviile, KY. The Luncheon will be in honor of Bro. Jerry Patton and his 50 years of service and business of Patton Funeral Home. “Bro. Patton has tirelessly served our community” stated Rhonda Clemmons, Edmonson Co. Chamber of Commerce Director.
“He has been a community leader as a Pastor, in his civic service, and in business.” stated Clemmons. "This is a wonderful opportunity to network, gather with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate this incredible milestone for one of community icons."
The Luncheon will be free of charge and all are welcome to attend.
For more information visit www.edmonsonchamber.com, or call 270-597-2222
by Julia Wilson, Edmonson County Extension Office:
Grills are so versatile for preparing a variety of foods including fruits and vegetables. Grilling fruits and vegetables has many benefits. You can add new flavors to some of your favorite dishes, increase your family’s fruit and vegetable intake, and they typically take 10 minutes or less to cook. This summer, enjoy some of your favorite healthy dishes fresh from the grill.
Fruit and vegetables will be at their peak of freshness at different times throughout the growing season. Shop your local farmers market for the freshest offerings. Remember to arrive early to get the best selection as many popular produce items tend to sell out quickly at the market.
Stone fruits like peaches, cherries and plums do extremely well on the grill as do apples, strawberries and bananas. Select firm fruit that is not too ripe, as over-ripe fruit can end up too soft when grilled. You can enhance their flavor by applying olive oil or lemon juice before placing them on the grill.
Firm vegetables like corn on the cob and asparagus are easy to prepare on the grill. Place them right on your grill’s cooking grid. Frequently turn vegetables to keep them from burning on the grill. You can grill smaller or chopped vegetables by wrapping them in aluminum foil and then placing them on the cooking grid. Season your vegetables with olive oil and fresh herbs in the aluminum foil. Grilled vegetables taste great as a side dish or dipped in hummus.
You can even involve your family in preparing fruit and vegetables for the grill. Preparing fruit or vegetable kabobs is a fun hands-on activity. Have your children help you chop up fresh fruits and vegetables of your choosing into large chunks. Place the chunks on a skewer and grill.
More information on grilling and nutrition is available at the Edmonson County Extension office.
Source: Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Extension Professor
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Local Company Offering $25 Off Any Service Call
Local plumber Shane Elmore and his company, Shane Elmore Plumbing has expanded their business as they continue to grow. While they are in the process of branching out into an additional office in Bowling Green, Shane and his team are still ready to serve their local Edmonson County customers.
Shane Elmore Plumbing celebrated being in business 14 years this past April and he has more than 26 years experience in the plumbing business.
Now proud sponsors of the Edmonson Voice, they are offering a special deal to their local customers with $25 off any service call: just call the number in the ad below.
"Shane Elmore Plumbing loves to serve our community. Don’t take chances when it comes to your home’s pipes and plumbing," the company said in a statement. "Clogged drains, leaky faucets, broken pipes, faulty water heaters, and outdated plumbing fixtures are not only a nuisance but can lower the value of your home. Stop living with faulty home plumbing and see the difference Shane Elmore can make for you. We work hard to make sure your plumbing job is done the right way and on-time. We’re your neighborhood plumber. Call Shane Elmore Plumbing today at (270) 235-6597."
The family company also offers their services for new construction for both residential and commercial projects as well as renovations and remodels.
Shane can be found working along side his other team members, usually around the clock. He and his wife, Melanie reside in Edmonson County, along with many other company employees.
Mickey's Towing and Garage has announced a recent partnership with Freddie Wayne Jaggers and Bee Spring Service Center. Both garages have merged into Mickey's Poplar Springs Road location.
Owner Mickey Johnson said the business now offers complete mechanic services that include everything from a simple oil change, to a complete engine or transmission replacement, even welding and fabrication.
"Freddie is a knowledgeable technician with tons of experience," said Johnson. "He's also great at customer service and parts knowledge. We've known each other for a long time but our sons playing baseball together has brought us closer together. We're excited to combine our garages in an expansion with our 24/7 towing service and we know that Freddie is a great addition to our business."
Used parts are also available at Mickey's salvage yard and you'll also find used cars for sale at the location.
Johnson said discounts are available for service if Mickey's tows your vehicle. They also offer discounts for veterans and first responders. Johnson and his wife, Elysia not only run their family business, Mickey helps as an assistant ECHS baseball and football coach, and Elysia is an assistant Lady Cat softball coach. Freddie also volunteered for ECHS baseball for a number of years and now Freddie's son, Matthew, also helps the coaching staff of the Wildcats.
Check out the above ad for all their info and to visit their Facebook Page.
Primitive moving sale-- Tons of primitives and everything must go!
THIS FRIDAY June 7th and SATURDAY JUNE 8th at
1251 Pig Rd, Smiths Grove, KY.
Don't miss this big event!