Check out the area's first and only Premiere Flyboarding Experience available this Saturday at Nolin Lake's Summer Splash! Flyboarding is the newest extreme watersport that is fun, safe, and exhilarating. Flyboarding is an activity anyone can learn and is fun for all ages. Have you ever wanted to fly like Superman or rocket out of the water like Iron Man? Then Flyboarding is what you have been waiting for! Click the ad, book your flight, and experience it for yourself as you come fly with us! You’re guaranteed to leave with the ultimate flying experience and a memory you will never forget!
Come out and help the Washington Meredith Lodge support Santa's Secret Hands this Saturday with some great food, fellowship, and fun. All proceeds will benefit the local SSH charity.
Here's another exciting opportunity from Ken Byrd Realty and Auction featuring a double wide mobile home on 2.85 acres. Click the flyer to visit the auction listing directly.
Edmonson County High School yearbooks for the 2016-17 school year are still available at the school for pickup.
Parents and/or students can come in and pick them up on Thursday June 15th from 10 AM - 3 PM in Mrs. Teresa McClintic's room.
Please enter through Door K, which is on the Houchin’s Ferry Rd side of the school. (Near the AG Shop). Door K will be unlocked during the times listed above; signs will be posted on the door.
Edmonson Voice Staff:
The Edmonson County Saddle Club and Pony Express 4H Club helped out the Bedford County, TN Relay for Life Team on June 2,2017.
A family member from out of town is asking Edmonson County residents for help in seeking local graves. Please see info below and call the listed number if you have any information regarding these names.
Edmonson County Schools along with community partner The Edmonson Voice will hold the 2nd Annual Camp Kindergarten for all new Kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year.
Camp will be held on June 13th, 14th, and 15th from 8am- 12pm at both South Edmonson and Kyrock Elementary. Campers will work with teachers and staff on kindergarten readiness skills along with lots of fun games and activities.
All campers will receive a camp t-shirt along with a backpack with a basic school supply list for next school year. No registration is necessary just bring your child to the school where they will attend kindergarten and staff will register them that day.
Are you going to eat lunch on Friday, June 9th? If not, you'll be really hungry that evening. Do yourself and the Wildcat band a favor and purchase a plate lunch featuring BBQ or a ribeye steak sandwich will all the fixins! Check out the info below:
Darren Doyle, story:
We've seen it before. A new restaurant opens up in the county, they have a few good dishes and such, but not long down the road they seem to struggle and you see a "for sale" sign in the window. The restaurant business is hard and it's even harder in a small town where everybody knows everyone else.
Walden's BBQ and Bakery (and others) has somehow figured out a way to keep people coming back for more. There's no doubt that they have the BBQ part of it down pat with their specialty dishes and homemade recipes and sauces, but it takes more than that to keep a restaurant going. Part of their magic formula seems to be coming up with new ideas and finding new ways to stay involved in the community.
"We love this small town. I grew up here and went to school here," said co-owner Tina Walden, a 1992 ECHS graduate. She and her husband, Jason lived in Indianapolis for several years before they decided to move back to Edmonson County and start their own business. They're continuing their mission to keep customers returning by keeping things fresh and new.
One of the new additions to the restaurant is a brand new amatuer comedy night, on Thursdays beginning at 6pm, 5pm for ages 16 and under. Tina says the idea was simply to bring more family fun to the county.
"Jason and I attended several family-friendly amatuer comedy shows when we lived in Indiana and we loved it," she said. "There's not really a lot of activities for our kids to do in the county and we just thought it would be a good way to have some good, clean fun. We have lots of funny people come in and out of the restaurant, and we just thought, 'why not try it?'"
The comedy portion is just one improvement the duo is making to their business. They are adding a brand new breakfast buffet on Saturday mornings, beginning at 7am. Tina said they've wanted to do breakfast for a long time, but didn't want to simply copy other restaurants' breakfasts.
"We're taking a unique approach to our breakfast," she said. "Our all-you-can-eat-buffet will feature all homemade items like biscuits and gravy, our shoulder biscuits, donut-shoulder sandwiches, scrambled eggs, a variety of meats, egg casserole, hashbrown casserole, and we're even going to provide a waffle iron for people to make their own hot waffles."
If delicious bbq, loads of laughs, and a brand new breakfast buffet isn't enough for you, then maybe you'll make plans to attend the first annual "Walden's Bluegrass, Beauties, and BBQ" event, scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017. The event will feature live music, square dancing, pageants that will be a state fair qualifier, and of course, their delicious dishes.
"We just want to try to help bring more events and entertainment to the county," she added. "We already have our annual BBQ Fest in November, we're adding a yearly benefit for a local family or person in need, and we felt like we needed a summer event, too."
Tina said adding another annual event was challenging because they didn't want to intrude on any other summertime county event, so they feel like the scope of the event and date will not only attract locals, but out-of-towners, too.
"We have lots of folks come see us from the lake and Mammoth Cave," she said. "We just thought it would be better if we offered more things for tourists and our own people, too."
For more information on Walden's Barbeque, located in the Main Street Center (the old Brownsville Elementary building), call 270-597-2001 or visit their Facebook page for more, which is loaded with entertaining videos and daily and weekly specials.
Multiple positions are now available at Superior Fire and Safety. Check out the details in the flyer or click to email your resume directly.
2016 Master Conservationist and Outstanding Cooperator Awards: Ashley Logsdon, Whittle Farms Named Winners
by Barbara Johnson, Edmonson County Conservation District:
Ashley Logsdon of Roundhill has been named the 2016 Master Conservationist for Edmonson County. The Master Conservationist Award-Recognizes farmers who have completed more that 90 percent of their conservation plan to protect the soil, air and water on their farm, which also protects the environment of their community.
Whittle Farms of Chalybeate was named the 2016 Outstanding Cooperator for Edmonson County. The Outstanding Cooperator Award- Recognizes cooperators who are taking the initiative to implement sound, cost-effective conservation efforts, and best management practices. The Outstanding Cooperator award is awarded to farmers who have completed their Master Conservationist criteria and continued their commitment to protect the environment.
Ms. Logsdon and Whittle Farms were awarded signs for their farms, and certificates to commemorate their achievements in conservation by the Edmonson County Conservation District.
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 recently. 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. So all of our recent rainfall can heavily affect your garden and flowers. 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 plants. 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
Edmonson County High School has announced that this past school year's yearbooks have arrived and are available for pickup at the high school.
Parents and/or students can come in and pick them up on Thursday June 15th from 8am - 12pm and Wednesday June 7th from 3pm – 6pm. Due to the cleaning going on in the building please enter through door K. Door K is on the Houchins Ferry Rd side of the school. It will be unlocked during the time listed above. The yearbooks can be picked up in Ms. McClintic’ s room.
Interested in Lady Cat Volleyball? You should be, it's a great program! You can attend their upcoming Jr. Volleyball Camp for ages K-8th grade. Check out all the details below or download a form at the bottom.
Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church will hold services in the Brownsville Community Center on June 4, 11, and 18, 2017 while renovations are ongoing at the church. Check out the details below or call 270-597-7525.