Scheduled for Sunday, July 3, 2022
Po Boys General Store and Bait Shop, Jody Lashley's Custom Docks, Po Boys Outdoor Lawn Care, and Po Boy Airboat Tours will be having their 2nd annual fireworks show event on Sunday, July third at approximately 8pm.
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"Everyone is welcome, bring the whole family, no admission required," said owner and event coordinator Jody Lashley. "Food truck will be operating on site with a variety of options, including hamburgers, hot dogs and smoked BBQ sandwiches. Our store will be open for you to come in and look around. We are looking forward to hosting a great show. Hope to see you there."
The fireworks show is set to begin at dark.
Friday, June 17, 2022
Josh Roney State Farm in Brownsville is hosting a customer appreciation event that is set for this Friday, June 17th.
This is a free, community-wide event for all--you don't have to be a State Farm customer to attend--and free food will be available throughout the day.
The event is scheduled for 11am until 5pm. State Farm says food will remain available inside after the lunch hours. Free burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and other treats will be available for all the community while supplies last.
Camp Kindergarten will run 8am-12pm both weeks. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. It is encouraged to attend both weeks, but it is not required.
It’s a great opportunity for incoming Kindergarten students to meet their teachers, learn the layout of their school, and experience a glimpse of a day in Kindergarten.
Call South Edmonson Elementary at 270-597-2379, Kyrock Elementary at 270-286-4013 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the signup form here.
Edmonson Voice Report:
Danyale Atwell was elected to serve as the 2022-2023 Kentucky FFA Barren River Region Vice President. Danyale is the daughter of Bradley and Sarah Atwell of Mammoth Cave, KY. She is a member of theEdmonson County FFA chapter, where her advisors are Mattie Mink and Matthew Lindsey .
She was one of 23 candidates who ran for State Officer from across the Commonwealth. She completed an application and online interview process. She was selected by a nominating committee made up of graduating senior FFA members and elected unanimously by the delegate body.
State FFA Officers commit to a year of service to the organization. State Officers complete extensive training following their election. They travel several thousand miles representing the State Association at local and regional FFA events, agricultural meetings, and various other functions across the state. Their year of service will conclude during the 94th State FFA Convention which will be held June 6-8, 2023 in Lexington.
Kentucky FFA is an organization of over 20,000 middle and high school students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses. The organization currently has 170 chapters in 117 counties. Nationally, FFA has over 800,000 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
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New Signage Placed Around County
Darren Doyle, story: Photos courtesy of Edmonson County Tourism Commission:
A ribbon cutting was held for the Green and Nolin Rivers Blueway National Water Trail on Friday, June 3rd at Green River Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park. The Green and Nolin Rivers Blueway was officially designated as a National Water Trail by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in June 2021; however, due to due to COVID-19 restrictions, the park was unable to hold an in-person event to formally recognize the national trail achievement until now.
In addition, Edmonson County now has twelve new directional signage markers that indicate canoe and kayak launch ramps for the Brownsville, Lock 6 Green River, Nolin Tailwater, and Houchin Ferry access points.
"The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Green & Nolin Rivers Blueway (National Water Trail) just happens to coincide with the Edmonson County Tourist Commission receiving permit approval to place wayfinding signage at our local launch points," said Edmonson County Tourism Director Vanessa Ulm.
"This signage will direct kayak and canoe enthusiasts taking one of the 18 trips down the Blueway to the correct launch location. It has taken nearly a year to see the wayfinding signage project come to fruition, but regulation signage for locals and tourists seeking adventure on our waterways is essential for a Trail Town. Our county is a hub for those seeking outdoor adventures, especially paddlers, so we are proud to be a part of Kentucky's first designated Blueway. We offer a heartfelt thank every to every single person and entity involved in helping this become a reality."
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Edmonson Voice Report:
The 2022 Edmonson County Homemakers’ Scholarship was recently awarded to Miss Lainey Alexander. She is the daughter of Ryan and Amberly Alexander of Brownsville.
She graduated from Edmonson County High School with a 4.3 weighted grade point average. Her school and club activities include: Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Pep Club, Deca, SADD, Youth Leadership Edmonson County and track team manager for five years.
She plans to attend WKU to study accounting. Lainey dreams of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
It was the biggest crowd seen on the courthouse square in years, according to several that attended the Big Brownsville Bash Car Show on the Square, on Saturday, June 4, 2022, sponsored by Rafferty's.
The event saw the estimated amount of cars registered before registration was actually supposed to begin and that number nearly tripled before the end of the day.
The Best of Show was awarded to Mr. Clay Blue of Russellville for his stunning turquoise 1955 Chevy Bel Air.
The winners were as follow:
Chamber board member Mike Stoyonovich, who organized the event said there were 117 total entries with over 130 unique cars on the square on Saturday.
"Judges had so many beautiful cars and trucks to judge, the award choices were very difficult," he said. "The Big Brownsville Bash car show exceeded the Chamber's expectations and we are so grateful for the vintage car owners and the spectators that came in droves to support us and to be able to entertain our Edmonson County friends and neighbors."
The Chamber said they would also like to thank members of the DAV and Shelby Duvall for volunteering at the event.
Edmonson Voice Report: Madison Doyle, photos:
The Kayak/Canoe Challenge at the first-ever Big Brownsville Bash was held on the Green River on Saturday, June 4, 2022 and sponsored by Alford's Pharmacy. The event was one of many at the Bash, organized and hosted by the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
Six different participants hit the water at Houchin Ferry at the starting line and finished up at the Brownsville boat ramp near the Brownsville bridge.
Winners in the 12 foot and over kayak division were:
1st place - Junior Duvall
2nd place - Rowdy Farinelli
3rd place - Joy N Derek Curtis
Winners in the under 12 foot division were:
1st - William Corhett
2nd - Renee Errett
Winners in the business division were:
1st place - Kayaks & More, LLC - paddled by Rowdy Farinelli
2nd place - Green River Canoeing - paddled by Joy N Derek Curtis
Chamber President Darren Doyle said there were several that deserved credit for the success of the event.
"We'd like to thank Alford's Pharmacy for their corporate sponsorship and helping make this event possible," he said. "Without them, there would not have been a Brownsville Bash. We'd also like to thank Tony and Kim Polson at Kayaks and More for their help, along with Joel Davis of Green River Canoeing, the Edmonson County Rescue Squad for their help with water safety, and of course, all the participants that took part in our challenge."
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The first-ever Big Brownsville Bash 5K was held at Chalybeate Sports Complex on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
The event was sponsored by the Edmonson County Tourism Commission and organized by Edmonson County Parks and Rec Director A.B. Webb, with help from Paula Madison.
Big Brownsville Bash 5k – June 4, 2022
Overall winner: Male Ashton Johnson
Female Dana Russell
Master (Age 40-49) Male Chuck Turner
Female Becky Jones
(Age 50+) Male Jeff Whittinghill
Female Janice Lockwood
Under 20 Male N/A
Female 1) Sara Lindsey
21-25 Male N/A
26-30 Male N/A
Female 1) Sarah Herrington
31-35 Male 1) Seth Herrington
Female 1) Tiffany Baker
2) Shelby Pinet
3) Kisha Lindsey
36-40 Male N/A
Female 1) Kimberly Mills
41-45 Male N/A
Female 1) Sonya Ramsey
46-50 Male 1) Matt Reynolds
2) Richie Jones
Female 1) Carrie Herrington
51-55 Male 1) Billy Carder
56-60 Male 1) Richie Sanders
60+ Male 1) Kevin Coomes
2) Odis Allen
1 Mile Walk
1 Lisa Carder
The Big Brownsville Bash was created and organized by the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce and is planned to be an annual event.
"Having a first-year festival, we wanted to host a number of events that would appeal to all ages," said Chamber President Darren Doyle. "We received really good feedback from this year's festival overall and our 5K. We hope to double the amount of participants for next year. We also appreciate Edmonson County Tourism for their sponsorship and the help we received from A.B. Webb and Paula Madison."
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4-H members from ages 9 to 18 across Edmonson County competed this weekend by submitting projects they had worked on throughout the past year. These projects were displayed at the Edmonson County Public Library Saturday in conjunction with the Brownsville Bash. Students who win their division will have the opportunity to compete in the state fair in August.
“4-H Rally day was a success," said Julia Wilson, Extension Agent. "We have 41 entires heading to the state fair in August, which are the most entries I have ever entered from Edmonson County. I am very proud of all the kids and their hard work. I want to give a big special thanks to all the South Edmonson 4-H volunteers who helped kids complete projects.”
The winners are as follows:
1. 675: Level 1: Not from a kit- Knox White- Cedar Bird House
2. 678: Level 3: Not from a kit- Alivia Higgins- Wooden Shelf
3. 727a: Jr. Acrylic Painting- Megan Beavers- Pink Tree
4. 727b: Sr. Acrylic Painting - Emma Beavers- Daisy Painting
5. 729a: Jr. Abstract- Ava Kepple- Colorful Lines
6. 733a: Jr. Oil Painting- Annalee Vincent- Deathly Hallows Painting
7. 744a: Jr. Computer Drawing- Reese Childress- Squishmallow
8. 747a: Jr. Circular Shape Object- Lyla Wilson- Circle Drawing
9. 748a:Jr. Pencil Drawing- Megan Beavers – Cow Drawing
10. 748b: Sr. Pencil Drawing- Emma Beavers- Tree Drawing
11. 751a: Jr. Cartooning- Lincoln Hughes
12. 757a: Jr. Clay- Megan Beavers- Lilly Pad & Flower
13. 758b: Sr. Clay Bust Sculpture- Emma Beavers-
14. 760a:Jr. Cardboard Sculpture- Nick Miles- Earth & Space Ship
15. 763a: Jr. Mixed Media- Sophia Prunty- Mountain with water color
16. 764a: Jr. Heritage Arts- Jenna Lashley- Barn Quilt
17. 764e: Jr. Jewelry - Emory Madison- Turquoise Shell Necklace & Earrings
18. 764a: Forest Photography- Haley Hill- Snowy Woods
19. 764b:Water Photography- Alivia Higgins- Beach Scene
20. 764d: Natural Scenic- Emma Lashley- Woods
21. 765c :Agriculture Life Cycle- Daphne Bolton- Goat Life Cycle
22. 765d: Agriculture Scenic- Knox White- Barn & Water
23. 765e: Farm Equipment- Knox White- Blue Hay Tractor
24. 766a: Formal/ Candid Photo- Alivia Higgins- Baby Christmas
25. 767a: Family Photo- Alivia Higgins- Cousin Megan
26. 768f: Construction- Leighton Kinser- 65ex Equipment
27. 769b: Competitive Sports- Emma Lashley- Football
28. 842 –Annzley Woodcock - Cheese Muffins
29. 848- Jesse Denham- Brownies
30. 850- Alivia Higgins- Cake
31. 855- Josie Denham- Pretzels
32. 858- Alivia Higgins- Chocolate Fudge
33. 863- Emma Beavers- Dill Pickles
34. 864- Annalee Vincent- Strawberry Jam
35. 887: Color Collage-Sophia Prunty- Mushrooms
36. 889: Transparent finish applied to small wood object- Megan Beavers
37. 890: Simple cloth item for the home- Josie Denham
38. 891: Decorated wastebasket- Emma Beavers- waste basket painted with flowers
39. 894:Decorative item for home- Jesse Denham- Cloth Pumpkin
40. 914: Bargain Shopping- London Alford- Toilet Paper
41. 915: What is the Best Buy?-Reese Childress- Best Buy Ketchup
Please enjoy this slideshow of the participants' entries:
Darren Doyle, story:
National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Chris Alford, an Edmonson County native and 1990 graduate of ECHS, as the new superintendent of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ohio. Alford is currently the Chief of Interpretation, Education and Visitor Services at Prince William Forest Park located in Virginia. He will assume his new role later this summer.
“I am pleased to announce Chris as the new superintendent of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park,” said Frost. “His understanding of park operations and inclusive leadership style will serve the park well into the future.”
A 24-year veteran of the NPS, Alford has a wide range of experience in park operations to include information technology, emergency operations, and interpretation as well as an acting superintendent assignment at Prince William Forest Park. Alford also served at George Washington Memorial Parkway, Petroglyph National Monument, Redwood National and State Parks, and Mammoth Cave National Park. Prior to joining the NPS, Alford was an infantryman in the United States Army. He is a published photographer as well as artist.
"I am humbled to be selected as Superintendent at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park,” Alford said of his new assignment. "I look forward to working with the professional staff, volunteers, stakeholders, partners, tribal leadership and local communities. It is an exciting time for the park, and I am eager to promote it to the world."
Alford will be relocating to the Chillicothe area later this summer with his wife, Crissy, and their feline companions: Rosie, Tanner and Micki. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and crafting with leather.
Some remember Ranger Alford as a former member of the ECHS band, an Eagle Scout, and the designer of the Edmonson County flag. He is the son of Janice Alford and the late Floyd Alford, and grew up on Chaumont Road in the Pig Community.
After high school, Alford served three years in the U.S. Army and went on to work for the park service.
He is also the son-in-law of Bruce and Cindy Vincent of the Lincoln community.
Darren Doyle, story: photos submitted by Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce:
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce has announced the first-ever winner of the Big Brownsville Bash Online Photo Contest, which is Gina Raymer Browning from the Lindseyville Community.
Her photo, "Knocking on Heaven's Door," took first place honors.
There were over 250 entries to the contest, which were submitted to the Chamber's Facebook Page.
Chamber Vice President and owner of C&C Firearms and Outdoors Josh Casey oversaw the contest.
"Being the first year, we didn't know if we'd have one entry or a hundred," he said. "Once we started sharing the first few, they came pouring in. It was great to see so many beautiful photos of our community. It was extremely difficult to narrow them down."
The entries were narrowed down to 12 and then the Chamber Board members voted on their favorites without knowing the name of the photographers.
Second place was awarded to Melissa Meinhardt of Chalybeate, with a simple sunrise photo from her front porch.
Third place was awarded to Arial Brandon for her shot of "Tree Hand," a tree's root system that appears as though it's a giant hand stretching out into the water, which was taken in her own back yard.
Casey said the goal for next year's contest is to be bigger with more entries.
"The Chamber feels that the Big Brownsville Bash is needed for our community and this is just one of the many ways we are trying to bring positive activities for Edmonson County and our local business activities," he said. "Hopefully, next year we'll have many more entries. Congratulations to this year's winners."
All the entries can be seen on the Edmonson County Chamber Facebook Page.
The Big Brownsville Bash is scheduled to run this Thursday through Saturday in Brownsville and the surrounding area.
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An Edmonson County resident and graduate of ECHS is retiring from the banking industry after three and a-half decades in the business.
A 35-year career banker, Craig E. Browning, has served the past 26 years with U.S. Bank as Regional President for the Western Kentucky region. A 1987 Western Kentucky graduate with a degree in business administration and management, Craig started with TransFinancial Bank as the Community President in Scottsville, KY.
Browning has been actively involved in many civic and community development leadership roles throughout the state including two terms served on the Kentucky Chamber Board of Directors, and as a member of the United Way of Kentucky board. He previously served on the advisory board for the Warren County DARE program, South Central Workforce board, and as a former Chairman of the board for the United Way of Southern Kentucky, Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky, and the WKU Foundation Board of Trustees.
He is currently serving as: Chairman of the board for the Kentucky Center for Leadership; is on the Executive Committee, board member and Past President of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation; Adjunct Professor for WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business; and board of director for the POP-UP Minority Entrepreneurship Program. Browning is also an alum of the Leadership Kentucky program, KBA’s Commercial Lending School of Banking, and received his undergraduate business degree from Western Kentucky University.
"When I look back on my career in banking, I’ve been very fortunate to work with a lot of great people," Browning said. "Instinctively, as I’ve been asked “What do you do?” over the years, I’ve answered 'I’m a banker.' But my greatest sense of pride and accomplishment has come as a people leader. Whether at the bank or in a leadership role with a nonprofit, I’ve always enjoyed seeing other people succeed and develop. I’m a firm believer that understanding one’s purpose in life will lead to a more fulfilling career. Several years ago, I brought the definition of my purpose down to two words…helping people. Energizing and inspiring others is at the very core of leadership. Whether it was a bank colleague, client, friend, or recipient of the civic work that we have done, helping people has always been my guiding light. I look back on my 35 years in banking with satisfaction knowing that we made a positive difference in the lives of others. I look forward to taking some time off and weighing options for the next chapter of life. Godly wisdom will continue to guide me, and I'm not done helping people yet."
Browning is an outdoors enthusiast and has been featured in the Edmonson Voice as a result of the huge rattlesnakes he's killed on his farm in the Ollie Community.
Craig and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 34 years. He is a proud new grandparent and loves to spend time outdoors in his free time. For his personal and professional accomplishments, as well as dedicated service and loyalty, U.S. Bank celebrates and congratulates Craig on his impact in the communities that he has served.
Edmonson Voice Report:
Emma Claire Skaggs, of Caneyville, will compete in the 2022 Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen competition this June 16th - 18th at SKYPAC in Bowling Green.
Emma Clarie is the 15 year old daughter of Brian and Lori Alexander. She is a freshman at Edmonson County High School.
For the talent portion of the competition, Emma Claire will be performing a dance routine. Her social impact initiative is "Every Child Deserves Love" where she advocates for child abuse awareness and prevention.
You can visit www.misskentucky.org to watch Emma Claire compete for the title of Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen.