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Don't miss these upcoming community events sponsored by Edmonson County Parks and Rec:
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Community Performance and Sendoff Scheduled at the ECHS football field this Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Last weekend, the ECHS Marching Wildcat Band went to regional quarterfinals competition at Warren East High School and competed against bands from across the western part of the state in Class AA and left qualifying for the KMEA State Semifinals in Lexington, KY next weekend. To make it to the semi-finals, ECHS had to place in the top eight.
This is the first time since 2010 that the ECHS Wildcat Band has qualified for semifinals, and the excitement is high, according to a statement from the band. The ECHS Wildcat Band would like to invite everyone to a community performance at the ECHS Football Field this Thursday October 25 at 6 p.m.
"A lot goes into competitive marching — it’s not just standing around playing pep tunes," the band booster organization said in a statement. "Preparing a cohesive show, with a musical theme and precision-fueled drill scheme, bands full of woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard — those with the colored flags — (then, travel to the contest) in hopes to earn high marks, which will put them in position to go to “State” at the end of the season to compete against the very best."
ECHS now moves on to the semis this Saturday. Sixteen of the best bands in the class will gather at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, KY; the best four moves on to the finals, also in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Kroger Field.
Ticket information for semifinals and finals competitions can be found at https://kmea.org/kmea-marching-band-information/#tickets
Please click the ad below to register online. You must pre-register in order to attend the event.
Paid for by Shane Doyle for Sheriff Campaign, Eric Spainhoward Treasurer. The Edmonson Voice does not support or endorse any political candidate.
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The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, November 2 at 5:30 PM at the new River Hill location of Jacob’s Home Furnishings.
What started as a hobby in a garage fifteen years ago has turned into a successful business for an Edmonson county family. Jeff and Laura Jacobs moved their family run custom built log furniture store, Jacob’s Log Furniture, to Lindseyville back in 2010. Jeff and his team’s craftmanship received some national notoriety and could be found in several houses and cabins around the area and throughout the country. Tragedy struck in January 2015 when the store and workshop were lost to an electrical fire. Jeff and Laura Decided to rebuild and stay in Edmonson County. They also took the gamble of expanding the operations to include mattresses and upholstered furniture along with their custom builds. Opening their doors to Jacobs Home Furnishings in December of 2015.
The community and surrounding area really supported their decision to expand into the retail furniture business. They’ve kept the doors turning and the delivery truck rolling. Three years have passed and on cusp of that anniversary they have outgrown their current location and are relocating the top of River Hill, at 1400 HWY 259N in Brownsville, across from Laura’s Hilltop Restaurant.
The Jacobs have renovated and rejuvenated a vacant commercial building and created a gorgeous showroom. One local resident that got a sneak peek stated, “I’d have never guessed the new location was once an old dollar store!” The relocation will almost triple their showroom space. Allowing them to show more than Twice the merchandise. Jacobs Home Furnishings will now be displaying: 3 Name Brands of Mattresses, over 20 different selections. 6 Brands of Upholstery, over 20 Sofa sets and over 50 recliners. New dining and bedroom furniture and tuns of new accent pieces and household accessories. Jacobs Home Furnishings proudly boast that over 80% of the furniture displayed is made in the USA. They have and will continue to offer FREE local delivery, Cash Discounts, 36 months Interest Free Financing, and now offer financing options where credit isn’t needed.
Jacobs Home Furnishings is holding a “Friends and Family Night” after the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Friday Night November 2, 2018 at 530pm to share their appreciation to their customers and community. Then a Grand Opening Saturday November 3rd from 9am – 5pm. There will be live radio broadcasts, great giveaways along with unbelievable sales. Be sure to stop in by weekend to register to win the FREE SOFA SET!!!!
by Terry Watts:
The winter draw does not have as much of an affect on fish as we may think. Moving water creates current and current tends to put fish on the downstream side of cover. Channel bends create good current breaks.
A spinnerbait or swim jig fished 5 to 10 feet deep along chunk rock catches some good bass.
Crappie have been caught anywhere from 8 to 15 feet. As the lake falls, look for them to move almost daily. They don't go far, but they do move to the next piece of cover to their liking. Good luck this weekend.
Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report, contributors: local scouts: Jacob Durbin, Seth Baker, Nate Grayson,Tristan Lucas
On October 12, 2018 to October 13, 2018, members of Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 attended Patriot Games at Fort Knox and camped out. The scouts were able to experience various weather conditions. They got to meet and talk to soldiers and got non-stamped pennies. The scouts got to see a K-9 demonstration to include the K-9 attacking a criminal.
The scouts participated in patrol games where they learned how to tie and latch certain knots, and got to learn how to coil and throw a rope. The Scouts said one most fun things they did was participate in a frame game that consist of a person standing on the middle of a triangle wall frame and the scouts used teamwork to move it. The scouts all thought it was a good time, good food, good experience and the event was attended by new and seasoned scouts. Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop is chartered by the Edmonson County Lions Club.
Make plans to attend the 2018 Edmonson County Wildcat Basketball Camp October 20-27, 2018. Download and print the form below in your preferred format and send to the address on the form.
Don't miss this huge community event! Fall fun, plus your chance to bid on a huge spring break vacation:
PAID FOR BY MARK MEEKS. The Edmonson Voice does not endorse any political candidate.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The ECMS academic team completed a highly successful week to begin its 2018-2019 academic season. The team opened its season on October 9th with a pair of quick recall victories over Moss Middle School. The junior varsity team won by a score of 10 to 3. In the varsity match, ECMS outscored Moss 33 to 5.
On October 13, ECMS competed in the second annual Robert Goddard Academic Memorial Tournament at Rockcastle County, Kentucky. ECMS fielded two teams in the tournament with players competing in quick recall, testing, and lightning rounds. The varsity team consisting of Evy Bolton, Brody Johnson, Jonas Miller, and Emma Sackett placed first in the quick recall competition. The ECMS varsity quick recall team scored victories over middle school teams from Johnson County B, Pikeville, Danville B, Rockcastle A, Johnson County A, South Laurel, and Danville A. The ECMS junior varsity team consisting of Lola Bolton, Brycen Daniels, Ian Dooley, Brayden Johnson, Avary Vertrees, and Lyla Wood posted a record of three wins and three losses.
ECMS had the following testing placements:
Jonas Miller social studies 1st place
Brody Johnson arts & humanities 3rd place
Emma Sackett arts & humanities 4th plac
Avary Vertrees language arts 10th place
Lyla Wood science 10th place
A new feature added to the Goddard Tournament was the lightning round competition. Students competed in quick recall in a single subject, rather than a variety of subjects. Jonas Miller of ECMS won the social studies lightning round competition. Evy Bolton competed as a finalist in the language arts competition.
Coach Greg Grey stated, “We had a great opening week for our season. Everyone on our team gained some playing time and valuable experience in our opening games. We have a long way to go to achieve our goals for this year, but the coaches and players are looking forward to a great season.”
Jamie Carnes, story:
Edmonson County native Earl Talley took home top honors in the NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals on October 7, besting several other drivers on his way to a Sportsman Class Championship. The win qualifies him for a berth in the Summit National Championship in Pomona, California next month.
Talley, a long-time drag racer, has won multiple points championships and events at his local track (Beech Bend Raceway), but this is the first NHRA Divisional title he has ever collected. Ironically, he qualified for the Southeast Division (Division 2) event with points he accumulated at Music City Raceway in Nashville, Tennessee.
Silver Dollar Motorsports Park in Reynolds, Georgia hosted the Division 2 event and several rounds of “bracket” racing determined an eventual winner. Bracket racing is a style of drag racing that handicaps matchups to allow driver reaction time and predictably consistent vehicles to be more important in determining winners than quickness of the vehicles alone. Slower vehicles (according to elapsed time, or ET) are given a head start during each race. Racers must predict the ET their vehicles will run (called a dial-in) and must have a good reaction time at the starting line (measured in fractions of a second) to win. If a driver’s vehicle runs faster than its dial-in or the driver leaves the starting line too early, the driver is disqualified for that round of racing. The Sportsman class at the Division 2 event required contestants to race for 1/8 mile while adhering to these rules.
Talley had to advance his 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 through 6 rounds of head-to-head racing to win the event and was awarded a “bye” (automatic advance) in the quarterfinals as the result of having the best winning reaction time (.026) in the previous round. He won the final round of the weekend by defeating Tracy Sikes (representing Rockingham, North Carolina) with a .003 reaction time and by posting an ET of 7.730 – a number that was an identical match to his car’s dial-in.
Talley is a 1986 graduate of Edmonson County High School and now resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Cooperative Extension Service is conducting a statewide community assessment.
We are interested in what you have to say about the future of Kentucky communities. Take a few minutes and answer our survey - especially if you live in Edmonson County, but you can answer if you live in any KY county! We are all smarter together! Simply click the link below to participate.
Make plans to attend the fourth annual Scare On The Square: Grayson County’s premiere Halloween Festival in support of the Grayson County Community Alliance Food Pantry taking place on Saturday, October 20th 2018 from 4:00pm - 10:00pm CST on the Leitchfield Public Square.
Featuring live music, costume contests for the young and old as well as Twin Lakes Humane Society’s Strut Your Mutt pet costume competition, vendor merchants, games, and this year, sideshow performances by the one and only Octoclaw. Admission is $1.00 with proceeds from the event to benefit the Grayson County Community Alliance Food Pantry.
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Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Julie Kiser of Louisville Road, Bowling Green, has been named the 2017 Master Conservationist for Edmonson County. The Master Conservationist Award recognizes farmers who have completed more than 90 percent of their conservation plan to protect the soil, air, and water on their farm, which also protects the environment of their community.
Mark Meeks of Oak Hill Road, was named the 2017 Outstanding Cooperator for Edmonson County. The Outstanding Cooperator award is awarded to farmers who have completed their Master Conservationist criteria and have continued their commitment to protect the environment.
"The Edmonson County Conservation District would like to congratulate both Ms. Kiser and Mr. Meeks on their achievements," the ECCD said in a written statement. "Ms. Kiser was not available to come to our meeting, but both she and Mr. Meeks were awarded a certificate, a sign for their farm, and a paperweight commemorating the event."