Are the kids already complaining of being bored? The Edmonson County Parks and Rec will host a series of day camps that might help. The program is offering a series of camps that range in a wide array of interests this summer. To attend, print or download one of the forms below and mail to the address listed.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Photos courtesy of Troop 597
On June 13, 2016, the Edmonson County Boy Scouts took time to learn about one of many first aid methods. According to Scout Master Derek Curtis, the scouts cover first aid ranging from simple scrapes to identifying the signs of a heart attack and treating a person for shock.
Boy Scout Haydn Burrell said "Knowing first aid can be the difference between life and death, especially if you are in the woods."
One of the problems the Scouts had to overcome was making a stretcher to carry an "injured" Scout. The Scouts were provided with two poles, a tarp and para cord, where they successfully made a workable stretcher.
Scoutmaster Curtis said "It was interesting to see the thought process that the Scouts used to make the stretcher. The Scouts banded together, became a group working as a single unit, and were able to achieve the task."
The Boy Scouts were accompanied by Webelos Scouts, who portrayed victims. Webelos Scout Tristan Lucas said "It felt uncomfortable pretending that I was injured, but it benefited all that participated so we could learn how to treat injuries."
At completion of the evening the Boy Scouts earned their First Aid Merit badge.
Sara Elizabeth Renfro turned 90 on June 14th and celebrated her birthday with her family in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Sara is the widow of Roy Renfro, mother of Brenda King (Steve), Gale Renfro (Karen) and Dale Renfro(Beth). grandmother of Maegan Renick (Robbie), Emily Vincent (Cody), Jessica Sumpter (James), Lydia, Madeline and Caleb Renfro & Great Grandmother to Miss Abigail Vincent.
Sara is a native of Harstville, Tennessee but has called the New Grove community home for the last 63 years and will proudly tell anyone how blessed she feels to be alive and living in this wonderful county.
Chalybeate United Baptist Church will host a bible school Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd, 6pm-8pm nightly.
Wednesday will be from 5pm-7pm to accommodate for regular prayer meeting at regular time.
All kids are welcomed to attend.
The Slaughter family will have a reunion at the enclosed shelter at the picnic grounds at Mammoth Cave National Park on Sunday June 26, beginning at 10:00a.m.
Come and bring old pictures or other information. There will be a pot luck lunch served. Come and join us. The Slaughters are always big talkers, so come join the conversations! For more information contact:
Janet Slaughter Dennison at 270-246-0554
Come on a cave quest with us next week as we learn how Jesus is the light of the world. We've turned our sanctuary into a cave for an awesome week of Vacation Bible School.
Come join us June 20-24 6:00-8:00PM at
Mt. Pleasant C.P. Church
2263 Big Reedy Rd
Caneyville KY, 42721
Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Renfro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house in their honor on June 26, 2016. It will be held from 3-5pm at 210 South Main Street, Brownsville, KY, at the Main Street Activity Center. All friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests no gifts, please.
Eldridge and the former Sharon Hardcastle were married June 16, 1966 in Gallatin, Tn. They are the parents of Brad Renfro (Robin) of Chalybeate, and Lesley Spainhoward (Eric) also of Chalybeate. They have five grandchildren: Seth Renfro (Taylor), Sydney Hennion (Zach), Sawyer, Griffin, and Ellie Claire Spainhoward. They have two great-grandsons, Levi Renfro and Hudson Hennion.
Owen - Caudill
Elizabeth Rebecca Owen and Steven Wyn Caudill are engaged to be married at 6 p.m. June 18, 2016, at The Lake Room in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Kelly and Amy Owen of Utica, Kentucky. She is a 2016 graduate of Western Kentucky University.
The groom-elect is the son of Wyn and Charla Caudill of Brownsville, Kentucky. He is a 2016 graduate of Western Kentucky University.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Camp Kindergarten was held at South Edmonson and Kyrock Elementary Schools on June 14th and 15th, 2016.
The camp was developed by Edmonson County School District to help incoming Kindergarten students transition to school. This is the inaugural year for the event.
“We're always looking for areas in which we can improve the services we provide for our students and parents," said Wyn Caudill, Preschool Coordinator for Edmonson County Schools. “There has been a lot of work done in our district over the past several years to address College and Career readiness. Current data demonstrates a direct correlation between kindergarten readiness and college and/or career readiness for students. 80% percent of the graduating class of 2016 were college and /or career ready as determined by state guidelines. While this is one of the top percentages in our region, we still are looking for ways to improve student success.”
Camp kindergarten students worked on skills that will help make a smooth transition to kindergarten. In addition to working on academic skill like counting and letter and word recognition, campers also worked on social skills, learned about school rules, and school bus safety. They also participated in story time and worked on computer skills and outdoor activities.
Representatives from Adult Education and the Health department provided information for parents in attendance.
All campers received a camp T-Shirt and a school backpack filled with classroom supplies and activity packets to keep them busy for the remainder of the summer.
“We had 66 total participants this year and will hopefully have even more next year," said Caudill. "This project was the result of great team effort by our district staff and our community partner, The Edmonson Voice."
He also noted that Jamie Carnes, Director of State and Federal Programs, Carol Stice Supervisor of Instruction, and Family Resource Center Coordinator Lisa Sanders, all helped organize the first year event.
All campers received an Edmonson Voice Camp Kindergarten T-shirt.
He said that Superintendent Patrick Waddell and all members of the Board of Education were supportive with resources and money to help fund this event as well.
"We also want to send a special thank you to the kindergarten staff at SEES and Kyrock and the extra help from our Youth Service Center and Family Resource Center who also helped us with this event. I am especially excited about all the parents, grandparents and guardians who took the time to make sure their child was able to attend. Parent feedback was very positive about this event and we look forward to making this an annual event and hopefully expanding the program even further in the future."
ECHS Lady Cat Volleyball will host a 2016 Junior Camp for one day, June 18th, 2016. You can view and download the form below.
Edmonson Voice Staff
A good crowd was on hand for the 10th annual Edmonson Center Car Show and Cruise In fundraiser this weekend as they enjoyed a Best of Show 1970 Chevelle owned by Leonard Adkins as well as a host of other hot rods, classics, and unique rides.
"We'd like to thank to all of the car owners, volunteers, and staff for a great 10th Annual Edmonson Center Car Show and Cruise In," said Senior Admissions Director Scott Lindsey. "We had several owners who had never been to our show, and they said it was one of the best that they had ever attended and that they would be back next year."
Vacation Bible School at
The Community Church at Cedar Springs,
8825 Brownsville Rd.
Sunday, June 19th through Thursday, June 23rd,
Meal served nightly.
Pre-register at churches website-
by Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants
For a gardener, rain is most generally a welcome blessing. 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. 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. 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 pants. Use something that is going to prevent future weed growth from occurring.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Freedom Festival will be held at Chalybeate Park on Friday, June 24, 2016. This event will feature a "Community Pride Day" where the public can meet and talk with 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, a concert, and a fireworks show to cap off the night. Booth rentals will also be available for $25 per 10’ X 10’ space (no food vendors). For more information on booth rentals call Parks and Rec at 270-597-9103.
3:00pm Emergency Services set up in lower parking lot
3:00pm Vendors set up in designated areas
4:00pm-7:00pm Community Pride Displays open to public
4:00pm-9:00pm Vendors open to public
5:00pm-8:00pm Games open
6:00pm-6:30pm Little League Awards
6:30pm-9:00pm Concert (Double Nothing Band)
9:00pm or Darkness Fireworks Display
Note: No parking will be allowed inside the gated areas of the park. This is to accommodate set up of the display areas and other events going on during the festival.
Clark and Sharon Wood of Brownsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Anne Wood Cowles, to Baker Brian Dillihay, son of Ralph and Suzanne Dillihay of Bowling Green.
Leigh Anne is a 1990 graduate of Edmonson County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. She is a day care provider.
Baker is a 1992 graduate of Eastern High School in Louisville and Georgetown College in 2007 with a B.S. degree in recreation and a minor in psychology. He is employed as a manager of Liquor Barn in Bowling Green.
Both Leigh Anne and Baker are members of First Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
The wedding will be at 4:00 p.m June 18, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, with reception to follow at The Knicely Center.
Invitations have been sent.
On Saturday May 21, 2016, Scouts from Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 performed a community service project by repainting the parking lots at the Chalybeate Sports Complex.
"My scout leaders made it fun to preform the service project," said Scout Derick Jaggers. "I enjoyed the work and learning how to stripe a parking lot."
Greg Hudson with Edmonson County Parks and Rec thanked the Scouts for a job well done. "The work that the Boy Scouts performed will be enjoyed and appreciated by all that use the parking areas at Chalybeate Sports Park," said Hudson.
Boy Scout Troop 597 is sponsored by the Edmonson County Lions Club.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Dozens of friends and family members enjoyed the day with Edna "Tiny" Jackson this past Sunday as they helped her celebrate her 100th birthday at the Hidden Homestead event barn in Chalybeate.
Ms. Jackson, who was born and raised in Edmonson County, raised three children in Chalybeate alone during WWII, one of which still lives in the community, Lynn Skaggs and her husband Wavie.
"We had some hard times along the way, but we made it," she said. "We had more good times than bad."
She now lives with her daughter, Marilee Ringley in Bowling Green and is still able to get around exceptionally well. She uses a walker for assistance, which she says she doesn't need. "I only use this thing because the kids gripe at me if I don't."
Someone asked her to share her thoughts on how and why she's lived so long, to which she replied: "Just live. Don't think about it, just live. Go to work, take care of your business, just live."