The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3PM on Tues. May 31. “This will be a special Ribbon Cutting that will also be a Blessing Ceremony," said Rhonda Clemmons, Chamber Director.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Sunfish opened the St. John’s Thrift Store last year and are now opening St. John’s Food Pantry to assist low income families in providing extra food items that may be needed.
The Food Pantry is located at 301 North Main Street in Brownsville, 270-597-1038. The Thrift Store and Food Pantry will be open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 2:45 pm. For more information or to donate contact Barbara Fitzhugh the Store Manager at 270-286-0091.
Their mission is to share the love of Christ with all those in need. They accept all food and monetary donations to support their mission in helping to provide food to all those in need. The thrift store and food pantry are ministries of the Catholic Church to the people of Edmonson County and are both owned and operated by the members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Sunfish and supported by other churches, volunteers and local organizations.
All are welcome to attend the Ribbon Cutting and Blessing Ceremony on Tues. May 31 at 3pm.
Homecoming Services will be held at Good Springs United Baptist Church on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Services will begin at 10:00 am.
The Church is located near Maple Springs in Mammoth Cave National Park. Traffic must enter at the Maple Springs Road entrance due to one way traffic flow.
Bro. Joe Hall will be preaching. Services conducted by Bro. Keith Sanders. A potluck lunch will follow services.
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On May 7, 2016, Scouts from Edmonson County Pack 597 and Troop 597, assisted Edmonson County High School Principal Tommy Hodges with the spreading of mulch in preparation for the ECHS prom and Graduation ceremonies.
"The Scouts thought it was an overwhelming task looking at the initial pile of mulch, but soon realized that taking small loads from the pile soon made the pile disappear," said Scout Leader Derek Curtis. "The Scouts soon found themselves laughing and having fun, thanks to Mr. Hodges."
Principal Hodges said that he had a great time working with the young men from the local boy scout troop. "They did a great job mulching the front area of the school," he said. "I was a boy scout many many years ago and I’m proud to see they are still learning that helping in the community is important."
Above: a before and after photo of the landscaped area.
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The annual Edmonson County Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m. and hosted by the Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary. The event has been changed to Saturday this year for a joint ceremony of Memorial Day and dedication of the Veterans Memorial Wall.
Guest speakers will include Rep. Michael Lee Meredith and General Dan Cherry. The colors will be presented by the Barren County DAV Chapter 20 Color Guard and Edmonson County Boy Scouts. Girl Scout Troop 313 will also assist with the program. A bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace will be played by Wendell Honeycutt of Glasgow.
Each year on Memorial Day, the DAV Aux program includes recognition of one or more featured veterans in order to pay tribute and remembrance of them for their service. This year the featured veteran will be Warren P Hayes, US Army Infantry WW II, who served from 1943 to 1945.
Mr. Hayes participated in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland, receiving the Purple Heart twice for his wounds, and is listed in the Purple Heart Hall of Fame in Washington D.C. Warren married Irene Durbin and resided in Sunfish where they raised 11 children.
Weather permitting, the event will be held on the courthouse lawn. Lawn chairs are recommended. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside the community center.
For more info, please call Maurita Miller, DAV Auxiliary Commander at 270-246-3967. Everyone is invited to attend this solemn occasion in paying respect and honor to all veterans, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The arts are alive and well at Kyrock Elementary in 2016. The school has announced the winners of their recent talent and art show. Seventeen students were recognized for their outstanding artistic achievements, which you can see in the slideshow below. Way to go Blackhawks!
The Edmonson County Saddle Club hosted the Walking Horse Owners Association Show this past Sunday, May 15th. This picture represents the youth of Walking Horse industry from Edmonson County. Some of the local kids are Mckenzie Vincent, Rachal Cowles, Keaton Thompson, Mason May, Braden May, Elijah May, Cassie Tarter. Darlene Vincent, photo
The Edmonson County Pony Express 4-H Horse Club will host the All Breed Fun Horse Show on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 beginning at 10am. It's also a qualifying horse show for the 2016 TWHBEA World Series Versatility Horse Show in July. Registered Tennessee Walking horses can qualify for the World Show just by exhibiting at this Memorial Day Horse Show.
Show begins at 10am on Memorial Day and will be held at the Edmonson County Saddle Club grounds - 2 & 1/2 miles south of Brownsville, KY.
Please join Ms. Edna Jackson, also known as "Granny" and "Tiny" as she celebrates the centennial milestone of her 100th birthday at an open house with all her friends and family Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2pm-4pm at the Hidden Homestead event barn in Chalybeate.
She was born Edna Elizabeth Madison in Edmonson County on May 27th, 1916 to George and Kate Madison. For the last decade, she's talked about how wonderful it would be to live to be 100. When asked what it was like to be so close to the milestone, she said "Gosh, that's old."
by Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants
I'm sure a lot of you have been frantically wondering about some of your plants that hasn’t made an appearance this Spring. Give your plants a chance. Even though your plant may not be showing signs of life yet, it may not be time. All plants break dormancy at different times in the spring. So wait until we have consistent warmer temperatures, allowing the ground to warm as well, before digging up a plant you may think is dead.
This Spring seems to be unlike many in the past with these cool temperature on into late May. If your plants have not broken dormancy by the end of May, then it is time to take action.
Roses, Butterfly bushes, Hardy Hibiscus, and even ornamental grasses are some that can be slow to show life.Crepe myrtles are slow to show life anyway, but sometimes that can be later than usual. Before you have decided they are goners, dig them up, look for new growth from their roots. You should cut away any dead portions to allow the new shoots optimum growth.
If at the end of May, they have not made an appearance, go ahead and dig them up. Look at the bright side, this will give you an opportunity to try something new or different!
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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photo by S. Linder
J.T. Carroll, fire chief at Bear Creek Fire Department will be featured in an upcoming segment highlighting heroes of the community on a local television station.
Chief Carroll has served as a volunteer firefighter for 35 years and in addition to currently serving as fire chief, he also serves the Sheriff's Office as a special deputy. His "Hometown Hero" segment is scheduled to air sometime at the first part of June.
Carroll and his family live in Roundhill community.
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Barbara Johnson, contributor
Lauren Richards was named the Edmonson County winner in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest. Produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, the contest was themed; “The Wild Side of Kentucky."
Students in grades K-12 used the wildlife theme to create 47,082 art entries. Judges from Edmonson County Conservation District, Edmonson County Cooperative Extension Office, Edmonson County Fiscal Court, and Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office chose school and county winners whose entries then moved onto the state-level competition.
A distinguished panel of judges with diverse environmental backgrounds selected statewide winners in both writing and art categories on January 26, 2016. State, area and county winners will receive a check sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau. The top three students in each elementary school received a plaque, a certificate and a medallion from Edmonson County Conservation District to commemorate their wins.
On Thursday, May 19th, the ECHS Baseball team will be having their annual Food Drive game. Price of admission is 3 non-perishable food items (canned veggies,can meat products,and dried pasta) for example. NO PASSES will be honored that night! Please come out for a good baseball game and help a worthy cause. First pitch is 5:30 pm. ECHS vs HART. If you are not able to come to the game feel free to drop off your food at the game or at Bee Spring Service Center.
Church Service will be held at 11 am on Sunday June 5 with Bro. David Woosley to preach. Dinner on grounds after service. Donations for cemetery maintenance may be mailed to:
Johnny V. Lindsey 1440 Mohawk Rd or Carl Lindsey 1504 Beaver Dam Church Rd. or Romie Clemmons 3166 Oak Hill Rd. Brownsville, KY 42210.
Everyone welcome. All donations appreciated.
The Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department has obtained 50 smoke alarms through a community program with the alarm manufacturing company, Kidde. Any resident in the Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department district that is interested in having a smoke alarm installed in their home free of charge, needs to contact Daniel Johnson, Fire Chief at 270-597-7350.
Due to the limited supply, these smoke alarms are available on a first come, first served basis. Also due to guidelines established by Kidde, the smoke alarms must be installed by a member of the Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department.
"It's a good thing any time we can help promote safety and use another tool to help prevent fires," Chief Johnson said. "We really appreciate the Kidde company for their generous donation."
Edmonson County Post offices and local mail carriers are participating in the annual food drive this Saturday, May 14, 2016. All you need to do is fill a bag with canned goods or other non-perishable foods and place them on or by mailboxes.
You can also leave them at Brownsville Post Office or at any of the county offices at Bee Spring (10am-12pm), Sweeden (10am-12pm), Mammoth Cave (12:30pm-2:30pm) and Rocky Hill (10am-12pm) (denotes Saturday's hours).
Please call Sheri Kelly, Postmaster for more information: 270-597-2121.
Miss Abigail Scarlet Vincent was born April 19,2016 at 12:03 a.m. at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs and was 20 1/4 " long.
She is the daughter of Cody and Emily Vincent of Chalybeate, and the granddaughter of Gale and Karen Renfro of Chalybeate, A.J. and Jan Vincent of Roundhill, and Donna Woosley of Bowling Green.
Join the Friends of Mammoth Cave for the fifth annual Pedal for the Park at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016. The event begins at the Cave City Convention Center, and features three different bike routes through scenic rural terrain in and near Mammoth Cave National Park, plus a free bike rodeo.
“May is National Bike Month,” said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. “Do something healthy for yourself and get outside and ride. Mammoth Cave National Park is already covered in dense green foliage, shading many of the roads and trails in the park. The Friends have put together a variety of routes to please novice or serious riders – take advantage of their efforts to help you enjoy your national park.”
The primary sponsor for Pedal for the Park this year is the Cave City Tourism and Convention Commission. The Greenways Commission of Bowling Green and Warren County is the primary sponsor of the free bike rodeo with obstacle course (bikes and helmets provided).
All routes will begin and end at the convention center:
• 12-mile loop is a family-friendly ride east of Cave City on roads that are not too busy or hilly, including Salem Church Road and Old Munfordville Road.
• 45- and 62-mile routes feature rolling terrain at the beginning and end, with the hills of Mammoth Cave National Park in the mid-section of each route.
• water stations will be at local attractions, including Hidden River Cave, the Caver Camp Store, Rock Cabin Camp, Porky Pig Diner, and the Grand Victorian Inn.
“Bicycle tourism is a great opportunity for our region, and an important part of the Cave Country Trails concept that is currently being developed," said Sandra Wilson, President of Cave Country Trails, Inc.
“We will host a free bike skills rodeo from 10 a.m.-noon for ages 5-12, next to the market pavilion at the Convention Center,” said Helen Siewers, Friends’ executive director. “It will hone skills such as balance, control and safety. Children who participate in the bike rodeo are eligible to win a bike, courtesy of Breck’s Bicycle Shop and the Monticello Bank in Glasgow.”
Pedal for the Park is a primary fundraising event for the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park. One of the Friends' most important goals is to promote life-long fitness and healthy lifestyles through opportunities provided by Mammoth Cave National Park and the surrounding region.
On-site registration at the Cave City Convention Center ($30) will begin at 7:00 a.m. To register in advance online ($30), visit:http://www.active.com/cave-city-ky/cycling/races/pedal-for-the-park-2015?int=. Route maps, created using Strava, are available on athttps://www.facebook.com/mammothfriends.
The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to fund projects and programs that protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, and enhance the visitor experience of Mammoth Cave National Park.
The Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave St., is located about one mile from I-65, exit 53.
For more information on the event, contact Helen Siewers, Executive Director, Friends of Mammoth Cave, email@example.com or 270-597-7604.
by Greg Hudson
On May 27, 2016 the Parks and Recreation department will kickoff the first of five live concerts planned at Chalybeate Park for this summer. We will feature a variety of music including rock, country, gospel, bluegrass, and end the summer with a 50's & 60's night in September. Here is a tentative schedule of the concert dates and scheduled performers:
Date Start Time Location Group Style
27 May 2016 6:00pm Chalybeate Park Blackgold Rock
24 June 2016 6:00pm Chalybeate Park Double Nothing Country
29 July 2016 6:00pm Chalybeate Park Conner McDowell Gospel/Bluegrass
27 Aug 2016 6:00pm Chalybeate Park TBA TBA
24 Sep 2016 6:00pm Chalybeate Park TBA 50’s/60’s
Summer Day Camp
Parks and Recreation will hold two different day camps during the summer break from school. The camps are designed for individuals ages 8 – 14 and will be limited to the first 30 to register and pay. The registration fee is $10 per session. Please contact Parks and Rec for more information at 270-597-9103 and leave a message.
The Freedom Festival will be held at Chalybeate Park on June 24, 2016. This event will feature a community pride day where members of the community can meet and greet emergency service workers, law enforcement, and other agencies in the county that provide vital resources to our communities.
There will also be games, music, youth baseball and softball awards night, and a fireworks show to cap off the night. Booth rentals will also be available for $25 per 10’ X 10’ space. For more information on booth rentals call Parks and Rec at 270-597-9103.
Please do not forget that the Parks and Recreation has the following facilities available for rent. For more information call us at 270-597-9103.
Location Facility Rental Fee Deposit
Chalybeate Park Meeting Room $50 All Day $50
Chalybeate Park Picnic Shelter $25 All Day No Deposit
Bee Springs Park Meeting Room $50 All Day $50
Bee Springs Park Picnic Shelter $25 All Day No Deposit
Highway 70 Park Picnic Shelters $25 All Day No Deposit
As always, thanks for your support of Edmonson County Parks and Rec. Visit our website at ECparksandrec.com. Remember: together, we can do great things!
Make plans to participate in the Stuff the Bus Family Fun Run as a kickoff event for this year's Stuff the Bus season! Click the flyer for more info--
Some perks to get signed up for the Stuff the Bus Family Fun Run will include:
-Official STB Family Fun Run Shirt ( first 200)
-Official Race Bib
-Chaney's Ice Cream