Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed one of their newest members, PJ's Cafe in Brownsville, with a celebratory ribbon cutting today at the restaurant with staff, friends, and family.
The cafe is located in the former dentistry building located in the Riverhill area, next to Ace Hardware on HWY 259 N.
The cafe is owned and operated by Gary and Jackie Snelling, and Phillip and Carol Coleman, and they offer a large number of choices for breakfast and lunch from their extensive menu.
Mrs. Snelling says their most popular menu item so far is "The Brownsville." It's a breakfast platter that contains two eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and biscuit and gravy for $7.99. They offer a wide variety of breakfast items and platters.
They are open 7 days a week from 6AM until 2PM daily.
"We offer soups, sandwiches, salads, and a lot of our own recipes," said Mrs. Snelling. "And we leave the classics the way they're supposed to be."
Some of those classic items are burgers, Philly cheese steaks (ribeye), patty melts, and other savory dishes.
In addition, they also serve an area favorite, Chaney's Ice Cream, along with their own brand of sweet treats like homemade scones, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and other desserts.
"We also offer to-go orders and we're working hard to make them flawless," she said.
PJ's is already talking about some new menu items with more options, perhaps this summer. They are also considering possibilities of staying open throughout dinner hours soon.
The cafe can be reached at 270-975-2248 or you can visit their Facebook Page by clicking here.
Click here for more information on how to join the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for PJ's Cafe this Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 10AM on site at the restaurant.
The cafe, located in the former dentist office next to Ace Hardware, opened in December of last year and serves breakfast and lunch.
For more info on joining the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, please visit edmonsonchamber.com.
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2023: EDMONSON COUNTY SCHOOLS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 5:30PM
The Edmonson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct two PUBLIC FORUMS on February 14th & 16th at 5:30 PM CDT at the Edmonson County Board of Education, 100 Wildcat Way, Edmonson, Kentucky 42210.
These meetings are informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities. These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for the Edmonson County Schools.
The public forum on February 16th will be immediately followed by a meeting of the Edmonson County Local Planning Committee.
Darren Doyle, story:
ECHS Engineering recently received a grant from Tennessee Valley Robotics in the amount of $3000. The purpose of the program is to support robotics in education while teaching students the STEM skills needed to prepare them for the future job market. These funds are available to the TVA/WRECC covered areas of Tennessee and Kentucky.
"ECHS Engineering applied for the funds and was granted the $3000 to assist in building their robotics program within the engineering pathway," said Mr. Shane Wilson, Engineering teacher at ECHS. The engineering program at the high school was created during the 21-22 school year and has several needs that go beyond normal classroom necessities.
"The program is in need of adding equipment, robots, and other items to help ECHS students learn robotics maintenance skills and programming, similar to what is used in factories and industrial settings," he added. "ECHS Engineering has also recently purchased an industrial robot used in the classroom and students will be able to become industry certified in the near future. The TN Valley Robotics grant will be used to purchase even more equipment that will simulate a conveyor belt and robotics system used in an industrial setting. These are skills needed in today's workforce that will give ECHS an advantage in the workforce."
ECHS Principal Jonathan Williams gave tribute to the superintendent and the school board for allowing new career pathways to serve local students, as well as Wilson's role as head of ECHS Engineering.
"We’re really excited at ECHS about Mr. Wilson’s pathway and what they’re doing with it," he said. "He’s done a great job identifying quality grants, writing for them, and of course, winning them. His students love the robotics, programming, manufacturing, and renewal energy projects they’re doing and we look forward to what lies ahead."
Mr. Wilson also said that the TN Valley Robotics program was able to contribute over $40,000 overall in robotics funds throughout KY with the initiative.
This program consists of weed spraying demonstration plots. The department will provide the sprayer and enough chemical for the treatment of 10 acres of agricultural land or 100 gallons of spot spraying mix to be used on agricultural land. The department’s representative will demonstrate proper mixing and application techniques. A number of nuisance weeds can be treated under this program depending on the needs of the participant. This program is limited to broadleaf weeds. This program is designed to target weeds that have a negative impact on the participant’s agricultural production. There will be an annual online application period to participate in this program. You may submit an application using the on-line services from February 1 to February 28 of each year. The application can be submitted by calling the Edmonson County Extension Office at 270-597-3628 or online at:
If you submit online, please contact the Edmonson County Extension Office to make us aware of your application.
Any farmer participating must supply a tractor, tractor driver, and have access to a water source for mixing. If you have participated within the past 3 years, you are not eligible. If it has been over 3 years, you can apply. Applying is not a guarantee. The program is limited to the first 7 people in Edmonson County who apply and qualify. If you are selected to participate, you will receive a call from the Edmonson County Extension Office with details and scheduling information. Spraying usually occurs late March to mid-April. Please contact the Edmonson County Extension Office if you have any questions at 270-597-3628.
Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND KENTUCKY COUNTIES, COOPERATING
"It's that time again! Picture Drive representatives will begin going door-to-door this week on behalf of Edmonson County Rescue Squad for the purpose of fundraising.
These funds will be used to help update & maintain equipment, as well as complete our ongoing building renovation.
The renovation includes an updated meeting hall and a command center that will serve as a shelter open to the community in the event of natural disasters."
--Edmonson County Rescue Squad
by Lilly Parsley, ECHS FFA Chapter Reporter:
On Tuesday, January 24th, 12 Edmonson County High School FFA members and officers met with Judge/Executive Scott Lindsey to declare National FFA Week In Edmonson County from February 18-25, 2023.
National FFA Week is dedicated to sharing and celebrating what FFA offers to members all over the country. ECHS celebrates National FFA Week by encouraging members to participate in FFA themed dress up days throughout the school week.
These students also met with County Clerk Kevin Alexander to promote the Ag Tag Program in Edmonson County. When licensing your vehicle consider donating $10 towards the local Ag Tag Program to support your local FFA Chapter. Thank you to the ones who have donated and supported us!
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