A Plus Family HealthCare opened its doors in November, 2017 with a mission to provide outstanding and compassionate healthcare to their communities. Over the past 5 years, their dedicated team has grown to include a Medical Doctor, 7 Nurse Practitioners, 24 clinical and clerical staff, and 8 administrative personnel.
They offer a wide range of services including primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, and community health workers. They serve multiple counties and operate school-based health services in Edmonson County’s 5 schools, treating around 4,000 patients with care and empathy.
A Plus believes in equal access to healthcare, regardless of a patient's ability to pay. they were among the first in Edmonson County to begin COVID-19 testing and to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. A Plus Family Healthcare has a servant's heart and will continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of their communities, treating each patient with warmth and compassion.
You can find out more about A Plus Family Healthcare by calling 270-975-4050 or by visiting aplushealth.org
This spotlight is a feature of the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit edmonsonchamber.com.
25 EC Students Participate in Annual Event
Edmonson Voice Report: photo credit: Emma Lashley
Twenty-five ECHS students attended the 82nd Annual Kentucky State Beta Convention January 15th-17th. Students competed in academic subject area tests, speech, technology, visual, and performing arts.
This year, two students qualified for the National Beta Convention which will be held in Louisville, KY June 17th-20th. Cameron Whitfill qualified in 12th grade Science by placing 5th and Cam Lich qualified in Division II Woodworking by placing 4th.
Mrs. Leeann Elmore and Mrs. Joy Curtis are the club sponsors.
"We are extremely proud of all of the students that completed," said Mrs. Curtis. "We would also like to recognize Cam Lich. Cam has placed at the State Convention in Woodworking each year of his high school career. Last year, as a junior, he placed 1st at the National Convention."
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Mammoth Cave National Park Presents Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra with Special Guest Yo-Yo Ma
Performance Will Feature Original Music Inspired By Mammoth Cave
MAMMOTH CAVE, KY – Mammoth Cave National Park and will host two special musical performances by the Louisville Orchestra featuring famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma inside Mammoth Cave on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11 am and 3 pm CDT. The performances will be led by the Musical Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, and celebrate the history and culture of Mammoth Cave and how natural environments can provide artistic inspiration. Tickets for the event will be distributed by a lottery process through Recreation.gov beginning Monday, January 30.
“We are thrilled to offer this amazing opportunity to experience the sounds of Yo-Yo Ma and the Louisville Orchestra inside Mammoth Cave,” said Park Superintendent Barclay Trimble. “Music is universally loved and recognized as a way to connect and bring people together. Mammoth Cave has been a source of artistic inspiration for thousands of years and now through a composition created by Teddy Abrams and a historic performance by Yo-Yo Ma, we can add another fantastic musical moment to the cave’s history.”
The music performed during this special event is being created especially for Mammoth Cave by Teddy Abrams. Abrams spent the last year exploring Mammoth Cave National Park and immersing himself into the cave’s geology and human history to gain inspiration from the sights and sounds of the park. He composed his work with featured performer Yo-Yo Ma in mind.
“Visitors have always been drawn to Mammoth Cave to experience its ancient stillness and expansiveness,” explained Abrams. “It’s no surprise that this otherworldly treasure has inspired art in all forms, some of which can still be seen in the cave. Performing music in a cave where untold generations of people before us have created their own music connects us in a vital way to our past.”
The musical performances will take place inside Mammoth Cave in a large open room known as Rafinesque Hall and may not be like what is typically experienced in a concert hall. The audience will be asked to participate and move around the performance space at various points during the piece. The cave area is a natural environment, with low lighting and a temperature of around 54ºF (12ºC). There are no seating options, and the performance time is estimated at 45 min – 1 hour. Audience members must walk 0.75 miles (1.2 km), round trip, to reach the performance area. The access trail includes a steep outdoor hillside to and from the cave’s natural entrance with a total of 130 stairs. Inside the cave, the trail will travel along broad walkways in some of the largest rooms inside Mammoth Cave. The trail is mostly level, but some hilly and uneven areas exist.
Due to the expected popularity of the event, tickets are being distributed via a lottery system through Recreation.gov. The lottery system will provide an equitable opportunity for all interested visitors to attend this limited, yet high-demand event. The lottery will be open from 11 am CST, Monday, January 30 to 11 am Monday, February 6 at Recreation.gov. Only one application per email address is accepted, and each application may request up to 4 tickets. The performance is open to all ages, but youths under the age of 16 years, must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. All lottery applicants will be charged a $1.00 application fee, but there is no fee for tickets to the actual event.
For more information about this special musical event and for ticket information visit Mammoth Cave Presents Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma.
Photos courtesy of Mammoth Cave National Park.
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The Edmonson County Fiscal Court is presently accepting applications for the Edmonson County Road Supervisor. In abiding by the criteria required by KRS 179.020 which states:
This is required criteria by statute with no exceptions; other requirements include a valid Class B CDL and the ability to pass a D.O.T drug test.
Benefit package includes: Retirement Plan, Paid Vacation & Sick Days, Medical Insurance, Dental, Vision, & Paid Holidays.
Applications can be picked up at the Edmonson County Judge Executive Office Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Applications can also be requested via email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application be emailed to you. Deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023. Completed applications or resumes can be submitted via email to the email address above or dropped off at the Judge Executive Office.
Edmonson County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer.
Alford's Pharmacy and Drive-Thru is addressing a potential issue with Anthem Insurance patients.
"A lot of our patients/customers with Anthem insurance received a letter stating there was a change within their pharmacy network and they referred them to other pharmacies that are all miles away," said the pharmacy in a statement. "But what they don't tell them is they can call their insurance and opt out of this."
The pharmacy also stated that sometimes these letters may seem scary or intimidating but anyone with questions can call the pharmacy at 270-597-1044, or simply follow the instructions on the attached flyer.
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VFW District 5 awarded three Edmonson County residents Community Service Awards this afternoon at Glasgow VFW Post 5906 at a ceremonial luncheon.
Jason Vincent was awarded EMT of the Year, Jessica Doyle was awarded Teacher of the Year, and Geraldine Simmons accepted the Fire Fighter of the Year award for her late husband Lawrence “Bunny” Simmons, alongside Brownsville VFW Post 6937 Commander Gerald Carroll.
VFW District 5 is comprised of the counties surrounding Edmonson and the District Commander Jeff Keene presented the awards.
"Each year, local VFW Posts throughout the nation nominate outstanding citizens within many occupational categories for their amazing and selfless service to our community," VFW District 5 said in a statement. "These nominees were submitted from our local Post earlier this fall and selected by District for recognition. The next step will be judging at the State level. Congratulations to these fine representatives of Edmonson County."
Tonya Jones, administers the Oath of Office to newly elected board members at the January 9, 2023 Board Meeting. Lto R:
Mark Rich, Sean Sanders and Melinda Campbell.
Three newly elected board members were also sworn in at the board meeting on January 9th, which included Mark Rich, Sean Sanders, and Melinda Campbell.
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Superintendent Brian Alexander presented KSBA Certificates to Melinda Campbell, Mark Rich, Alex Ulm, Sean Sanders, and Paul Forester in recognition of January’s School Board Recognition Month at the January 9, 2023 school board meeting.
"Our board members are responsible for our community’s most precious resource and the key to its future – our children and their educational opportunities," said Superintendent of Edmonson Schools Brian Alexander.
"These individuals are responsible for making decisions aimed at ensuring that every child in our school district has a chance to be successful both in school and in life. No year has been more trying on our school Board than this past year."
He added that each board member has to keep up with changing education laws and policies and spend hours on professional learning and state-mandated training.
"At a time when state and federal funding continue to shrink, our school board members have not flinched in the face of the challenges or shied away from their responsibilities. Our community can be very proud of this team of board members and I am proud to be their partner in striving for education excellence for our children. I personally and professionally commend their hard work and dedication."
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Tammy Meredith Dennis has retired after 29 years of service as a bus driver with Edmonson County Schools.
"The Edmonson County Board of Education Transportation Department is honored to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Tammy Dennis for 29 years of dedicated service to the students and parents of this community," said the transportation department in a statement. "She has zealously driven a regular route and a special needs route for the school system, as well as helped in our school facilities. She has always let her love of children and respect for her community shine bright. Thank you Mrs. Dennis for your upstanding example. It is our sincere wish that you truly enjoy this time of your life and have a wonderful retirement."
She was recognized by Director of Transportation for Edmonson County Schools Lannie Deweese with a personalized plaque for her years of service.
Check out these two Edmonson County home listings from local realtor Shauna Gravil, and visit our Facebook Page for a $100 Gas Card Giveaway opportunity with these listings!
1496 Beaver Dam Chapel Road:
If you're looking for a home that's ready to move into, within a quiet country setting, and within minutes of Bowling Green...then look no further! This brand new, 3 bed 2 bath is nestled on an acre and comes with the assurance of a one year builder's warranty. Hosting a ton of upgrades including tiled walk in shower (and backsplash), granite, and LVP throughout, in addition to stainless steel appliances, all you need to bring is your furniture.
Outdoor features include a covered back patio where you can relax and enjoy the large back yard that borders the tree line. Tidy landscaping, and a black top driveway (to be installed) provide an easy to maintain front yard with desirable curb appeal. Contact listing agent today for your private showing. $279,900
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249 Mohawk Street:
They don't build them like this anymore! This immaculately maintained sprawling brick ranch styled home is nestled on an acre within the city limits of Brownsville, making it convenient to many amenities. The semi open, one level floor plan hosts a ton of unique features including a brick hearth in the dining room, and LVT flooring with retro furnishings throughout.
The screened-in back deck is the perfect place to relax, or spend time with friends and family while enjoying the private back yard with mature trees, a garden area, and tidy landscaping. Both an attached AND detached garage in addition to an outdoor storage shed provides plenty of space to store about anything. Contact listing agent today for your private showing. $229,900
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Please join us in celebrating Mr. Ronnie Doyle’s 80th birthday by sending him a birthday card with well wishes! No gifts are necessary, but an outpouring of love and friendship in a birthday card is all he needs.
Please send the cards to:
Mr. Ronnie Doyle
21997 Louisville Rd
Park City, Ky. 42160
EDMONSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Director Vacancy
The Edmonson County Public Library, located in Brownsville, Kentucky, is seeking a full-time Library Director. The preferred candidate must possess excellent organizational and customer service skills and be able to lead, manage, and work effectively with a team. Must have an in-depth knowledge of computers as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will have experience handling confidential information, have a strong work ethic and problem-solving skills. Must be detail-oriented with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. This position requires a high level of professionalism and initiative, the ability to meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
The Director of the Library reports to the Edmonson County Board of Trustees and is responsible for the following:
Bachelor’s degree with the ability to obtain appropriate certification within five years required. Managerial and prior library experience preferred. See certification requirements:
The salary will be determined based on education, experience, and qualifications. Salary range: $40,000 - $50,000
This position comes with a benefit package of paid health for the employee, vacation, sick, and paid holidays. Retirement options may be available.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, along with names, addresses, and phone number of three professional references to: Mr. Ray Durbin, Library Trustee President, P.O. Box 583, Brownsville, KY 42210.
Verification of education and previous employment will be conducted along with a thorough background check on final candidates.
Application Deadline – January 31, 2023