Check out this free event at Camp Joy, hosted by Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church. Click on the flyer to find out more on their Facebook page--just click the "events" tab. Also click on "tickets" and you'll find the link to fill out the registration online. You can also call the number on the flyer for more info.
Chalybeate Fire Department To Host Dukes Of Hazzard Group For Second Year In A Row At Fundraising Event
There will plenty of "YEE HAWS" and dixie horns at the annual Chalybeate Fire Department fundraiser event as they will host "Hazzard Life," for the second year in a row.
The group travels around the country displaying their fully restored, movie-quality replicas of the famous General Lee, Daisy's Roadrunner, and Roscoe P. Coletrane's patrol car.
Visitors are welcome to view the cars and take your own photos at no charge or you can have your photo made on site for a small fee. Authentic Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia will be available for purchase. Live music from Corey Culbreth, Laney Meredith, and Rye Davis will take place and Backyard BBQ will be on site with a delicious menu.
Tons of fun and games will be available for kids of all ages and all proceeds will benefit the Chalybeate Fire Department. Vendor booths are available for only $10. For more info, contact fire chief Daniel Johnson, 270-597-7350.
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Moriah Peterson, story, video, and photos:
Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month bluegrass musicians and admirers gather together at Bee Spring Park to fellowship and share good music.
Charlene Lacefield, an Edmonson County resident, attended her first jam on Monday night. “I’ve really enjoyed it, especially the banjo," she said. This is a free event and anyone is welcome to attend and/or play. A.B. Webb, parks director said as long as crowds gather, this will be a year-round event.
Glenn Cross drives from Glasgow and has attended four or five jams and says he enjoys everything about them. Edmonson County’s Parks and Recreation said they want to offer free events at every park and is excited to offer the bluegrass jam at Bee Spring Park.
“Come see it for yourself and listen," said Dave Saling from Bee Spring. There has been as much as nineteen or twenty musicians at the jam--all singing and playing together. One of which was Ernest Whobery from Grayson County. Whobery had open heart surgery in February, and Monday night was his first time playing again since his major surgery. He plans to come back to Bee Spring and is happy to be playing again.
The next jam will take place July 10th at 6pm, so grab a snack from concessions and enjoy some great music with family and friends.
Check out this upcoming estate sale on Sturgeon Road near Park Mammoth this weekend. You can find out all the details in the flyer.
by Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants:
Japanese beetle damage is pretty easy to identify. Usually, the bugs can be caught in the act. The telltale signs of Japanese beetles include skeletonized leaves or total defoliation. Japanese beetles also love to eat rosebuds — from the inside out. Get them under control or they can be detrimental to your garden.
Insecticides- A number of insecticides are available to kill Japanese beetles. by spraying the affected plants with Japanese beetle killer withn ingredients such as carbaryl or pyrethrin). Pyrethrin-based insecticide is a safe and effective way to control these pests on vegetables, grapes, raspberries, flowers, roses, trees and shrubs. In addition to controlling Japanese beetles, it also controls cucumber beetles, flea beetles, cabbageworms, and more. As soon as you notice beetles, begin spraying. The beetles release chemicals called pheromones into the air. These pheromones attract other beetles. So if you see a few of the bugs, they'll probably attract more. Get rid of Japanese beetles early, before they can invite more of their friends to feed on your plants.
Hand Pick: Japanese beetles are slow. You can easily pick them off plants with your hands and toss them into a bucket of soapy water. Do it in the morning when the beetles are less alert.
Prevent: Although the adult Japanese beetles cause most of the damage, the larvae- grubs-- can also damage your lawn. A number of grub killing products are quite effective. Ideally, apply it in spring before the beetles emerge. Treating for the grubs will reduce the amount of that emerges into beetles.
If you have these plants, monitor them closely as they arev ulnerable to Japanese Beetles.
~~Gardeners learn by trowel and error. ~Gardening Saying~~
Looking for local fireworks events? Here's a list of a few in our surrounding area that you'll want to check out.
It's time for the 11th Annual Edmonson Center Car Show and Cruise-In! Come check out some cool rides while raising money for the Edmonson Center's entertainment and activities fund for their residents. See all the info in the flyer:
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce has announced they will have a luncheon on Friday, July 21 at 11:30 am sponsored by St. John Thrift Store & Pantry.
St. John Thrift Store opened its doors on Nov 20, 2014 & the Food Pantry in May 2016. According to the Chamber, through their sales they help to serve the people of Edmonson County, providing financial help with electric & water bills and to purchase food for the pantry. They partner with Feeding America to purchase food at a low cost for distribution to those in need. Also with the help of other great people & churches, they are able to purchase items not available through Feeding America.
The Chamber also said St. John's takes all types of donations, including cash in their store. The things that they're unable to use are recycled or shipped elsewhere to help in other parts of the state. Although they follow the guidelines for financial assistance, they know that there are times when people just need a helping hand. They do not discriminate, and help all age groups, all denominations from young to old. Their mission is to let people know that they are there to give assistance when needed or just that little boost when things go wrong.
Their store hours are: Mon-Fri, 9am to 2:30pm-- Sat: 9am to 1pm or later. Pantry Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri: 10am to 2pm.
All are welcome to the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Fri. July 21 at 11:30am at the Edmonson County Library on Ferguson Street. St. John’s Thrift Store & Pantry is graciously providing the complimentary meal and informative presentation about their services. For more information regarding the luncheon feel free to call the Chamber Office at 270-597-2222.
Edmonson County Parks and Rec has announced that they will host the annual "Longest Day of Play" Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Brownsville Community Center, not at the park as originally planned. Weather forecasts are currently predicting heavy rainfalls as a result of Tropical Storm Cindy.
Registration for the event will begin at 9am and a variety of fun activity and games will go until 2pm. Lunch will be provided by the Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church Women's Mission and demonstrations will be given by the Edmonson County Soil Conservation District.
The community-wide yard sale originally planned for Chalybeate Park on Saturday has been cancelled.
Although rain forecasts have altered park plans, you can still enjoy the first "Movie in the Park" event, also at the Community Center Saturday evening June 24 at 7pm. The featured movie is the animated film "Sing."
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Floyd Houston, story and photos:
Brownsville VFW Post 6937 was awarded all-state honors by the VFW Department of Kentucky at last week’s Department Convention in Louisville.
The selection as all-state is based on the post’s completion of 19 reporting requirements and participation in 33 performance programs. The programs look at topics such as veteran’s assistance, community activities, buddy poppy distribution, (the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States), and membership.
This is the first time since the post was chartered in 1981 that it has been selected for All-State Honors. Most visible locally, the post conducts flag etiquette training each year for 4th Graders, conducts "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriot’s Pen" contests each year for students, helps veterans navigate the VA process, and conducts an average of 15 funeral honors ceremonies each year.
Commander Vincent credits the hard work and dedication of all Post members for this recognition. The post meets on the third Monday of each month at the Brownsville Library at 6 pm. Veterans who have been awarded an overseas campaign medal are eligible for membership.
Cram The Cruiser School Supply Drive Helps Kick Off "Stuff The Bus 2017," Benefits Edmonson County Students
Although the summer break has only begun, it will soon be time to start planning for the next school year. There's no better way than to donate school supplies to the 11th Annual Cram the Cruiser, which helps kick off the annual Stuff The Bus event, hosted by WDNS D93 and the Tony Rose Morning Show.
The Edmonson Voice is proud to be part of the annual event that benefits Edmonson County students and classrooms that are need of school supplies. All donations made to Cram the Cruiser in Brownsville will become part of the Stuff the Bus drive and then two to three times that amount will be delivered back to Edmonson County Schools.
Come out and support this great cause sponsored by Kentucky State Police, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Police, Edmonson County Community Education, and the Family Resource/Youth Services Centers of Edmonson County Schools.
story and photos by Penny Saltsman:
Twenty-eight individuals consisting of veterans and their families met at the Edmonson County Library on Monday, June 12, for their travels to Washington DC on a bus tour organized by Richard and Delores Jones and sponsored by Jett Tours. The crowd was greeted by Judge J.B. Hines and wife, Shaska who provided packs of water and snacks for the trip. The entire day was spent traversing to their destination, but the long trip gave the group plenty of time to refresh old friendships and get acquainted with new faces.
On Tuesday the group was joined by a certified tour guide who provided tidbits and sites of interest in the DC area. The bus stopped in front of the Capitol Building for a brief walk around and photo opportunity. The second stop of the day was the World War II Memorial highlighted with the Freedom Wall. This wall contains 4,048 gold stars. Each star represents 100 people who were killed or missing as a result of WWII. The majority of the veterans on the tour were Vietnam Veterans. They encountered a moving experience at the Vietnam Memorial Wall as they viewed the names of fellow soldiers and placed a plaque of remembrance at the foot of The Wall for the eleven Edmonson County soldiers killed in action in Vietnam.
Following the path from The Wall, the ensemble came upon the statue erected in honor of the medical corp. A replica of this statue is etched in the bench at the Veterans Courtyard in Brownsville. This stop ended with the viewing of the spectacular design of the Korean War Memorial. Before returning to their hotel, the bus made an unscheduled stop to visit the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. This memorial is relatively new and was erected to honor those veterans who are now disabled due to their service for their country.
Wednesday, the group set out for another day of touring which started with the massive and impressive National Marine Memorial better known as the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Before leaving the area the group was able to visit the memorial dedicated to our four-time president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Then, back on the bus to a scheduled meeting and photo opportunity with Sen. Rand Paul.
The group’s plans were altered for the day when Sen. Paul arranged for an unscheduled tour of the Capitol Building. Sites of interest included the Visitor Center and Exhibition Hall, The Rotunda, National Statuary Hall, and the Crypt with its many statues. While viewing the statue of native Kentuckian Henry Clay, the group was joined by Rep. Brett Guthrie for an unscheduled visit and photo op. While on their way back to the hotel, the group made a stop for a brief photo opportunity at the White House lawn.
On Thursday morning the group returned to the Capitol for a brief meeting and photo op with Sen. Mitch McConnell. From there, they took a solemn and emotional tour of the Holocaust Museum. The last stop of the day was a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery highlighted by the guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard ceremony.
Friday meant the end of a fast-paced but unforgettable trip to Washington DC and the start of a long bus ride back home. Much to their surprise, the party was greeted by city and county law officers and fire departments who escorted the bus and its passengers, with flashing lights and sirens, back to its beginning destination. Veterans were greeted with open arms by members of the community and were served refreshments in celebration of their service to their country. It was an emotional time full of hugs, thank-yous, smiles, and happy tears.
A well-deserved “welcome home” to a small bunch of Vietnam soldiers who thought they had been forgotten. It was described as a perfect ending to a wonderful and memorable trip.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
St. John's Thrift Store and Food Pantry has announced that Feeding America is coming to Brownsville on Monday 6/19/17 after 10 am with a distribution of produce & cheese, while it lasts. Barbara Fitzhugh with St. John's said the food will be distributed at their store location at 301 N Main st. in Brownsville.
For more information, please call 270-286-0091 or the store after 9am on Monday at 270-597-1038.
Mimi's Gift Gallery isn't just for the ladies! They have great Father's Day gifts available, now through Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The 2nd annual Camp Kindergarten was held at South Edmonson and Kyrock Elementary Schools on June 13th, 14th and 15th. The camp is an ongoing part of the Edmonson County School District initiative to address Kindergarten readiness in the community.
“After talking with teachers and parents about camp last year, we had some very positive feedback,” said Wyn Caudill, Preschool Coordinator for Edmonson County Schools. "So many shared how this program helped students make a successful transition to kindergarten. Based upon that feedback we decided to increase camp from two to three days for students this year."
Caudill said that Camp Kindergarten students worked on academic skills like counting and letter/word recognition, in addition to social skills while learning about school rules. They also participated in story time along with computer skills and outdoor activities.
Edmonson County bus driver Marsha Lillpop provided a bus safety session for each group of students at both schools and Penny Poteet from Adult Education and Edmonson County School nurse Sherrell Thompson provided information for parents.
All Campers received a camp T-Shirt sponsored by community partner The Edmonson Voice. Students will also receive a school pack back filled with classroom supplies that they can pick up at each school’s open house.
"We had 83 total participants this year, which is up about 25% from last year," said Caudill. "This project was the result of great team effort by our district staff, including Jamie Carnes, Director of State and Federal Programs, Carol Stice, Supervisor of Instruction, and Alicia Edwards Family Resource Center Coordinator.
Caudill noted that Superintendent Patrick Waddell and all members of the Board of Education were also supportive with resources and funding to help the growing event.
Several incoming kindergarten students were asked to share their favorite part of the camp. "The bouncy house!" said one boy. "All my new friends," said a little girl. "I liked going outside," another said, and our favorite reply was, "I love this pizza!"
"We'd also like 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 helped in this event as well," Caudill added. "I am especially excited about all the parents, grandparents and guardians who took the time to make sure their child was able to attend. Edmonson County is a distinguished school district because of the commitment and hard work of our school staff and the support of parents and guardians. "
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