Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Abby Alexander and Peyton Martin, both 2018 graduates of Edmonson County High School, are the recipients of college scholarships from Edmonson County Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.
Abby Alexander was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Alexander plans to attend Western Kentucky University to earn a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Terry and Dana Alexander of Smiths Grove, KY.
Peyton Martin also was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She is heading to South-Central Kentucky Community & Technical College to obtain a degree in nursing. Martin is the daughter of Porter and Donna Martin of Smiths Grove, KY.
Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.
Keith and Annette Elmore Sanders will celebrate their 25th anniversary on July 24th. There will be a reception in their honor at Lincoln Fire House on July 22nd from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come help celebrate this happy day.
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Kentucky Wesleyan College has announced Edmonson County local Raven Wooton, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology on April 28, 2018 during the 150th Commencement.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a highly-ranked four-year United Methodist-related academic institution offering a wide range of majors in the liberal arts.
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Local Post Only One of Three In Kentucky Named With Top Honors
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Edmonson County VFW Post 6937 has been designated as an All-American Post, according to a released statement from the local veterans group.
The news comes after the local post was named All-State by the VFW Department of Kentucky, an honor shared by only ten other Kentucky Posts.
"This week’s honor from VFW National was bestowed on only three Kentucky VFW Posts," the statement said. "2017-2018 Commander Edwin Vincent, who is slated to become the VFW’s Department of Kentucky Commander in a few years, will be honored in Kansas City next week."
The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established after veterans of the 1898 War with Spain returned to the United States bearing wounds and illnesses (primarily Yellow Fever), as well as the burden of taking care of the widows and orphans of their wartime comrades for which the nation at that time had absolutely no safety net.
They initially organized locally but by 1915 they became a nationwide organization which helped establish a fledgling VA by the time the Doughboys returned from WWI. Before WWII was concluded, they helped establish the GI Bill and they have been in the forefront of national legislative, as well as practical local efforts to help veterans ever since.
Here in Edmonson County, VFW Post 6937 is most visible to the community in conducting burial honors for veterans, conducting flag training, patriotic speaking and writing contests in the schools, as well as providing honors at significant community events, such as the Memorial Day ceremony in the Courthouse square, and they will participate in the 2018 Edmonson County Fair Parade later this September.
"Our Post meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Edmonson County Library," the group said in a statement. "If you are an Honorably discharged veteran with a campaign medal from any overseas conflict, please join us."
Nolin Lake is clear, at pool and has a surface temp of 90 degrees. Bass fishing has been better than expected.
Football jigs have been catching some good fish the last few days. Fish appear to be holding tight to cover at 15 to 20 feet. Flats and main lake points are good locations to start.
Crappie are on brush around 15 feet. White bass fishing has slowed with the surface temperature rising.
Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.
The temperature is hot but so are the summer deals at Mimi's Gift Gallery! Check out the ad for this week's sale and click for even more deals!
Don't miss this family fun-filled community event to help one of our local fire departments! Vendor booths of all kinds are also available--call 270-597-7350 for more info.
Two-year old Abigail Vincent prepares to apply some soapy water to her ride at her very own "car wash" built by her Dad. Temps rose to the upper 90s last week as the heat index landed into the mid 100s and the custom wash was a fun way for the toddler to beat the heat.
Abigail lives on Beaver Dam Church Road with her parents, Cody and Emily Vincent.
Volunteers Will Receive Free Admission and Free Parking
The Kentucky State Fair is right around the corner, which means it is time to recruit volunteers for Aug. 16-26. Each year the Edmonson County Tourism office sponsors the Edmonson County booth in the “Pride In The Counties” exhibit.
To achieve this goal, volunteers are needed to sit in the booth each day. The Tourism Office provides volunteers with free admission tickets which also includes free parking.
“If you love our county and love talking to people, this will be your cup of tea,” said Rhonda Clemmons, Tourism Director.
County literature is available in the booth detailing the lake, the cave, and our businesses.
“We do this project every year to spotlight the great things Edmonson County has to offer and to welcome tourists to our community” she added.
Each year businesses, organizations, neighbors and families volunteer to “Adopt A Day” at the state fair.” Those sponsoring have a plaque on display in the exhibit as the “Sponsor of the Day."
To discuss available dates, call 270-597-2222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EC 8U All-Stars: Top L-R: Head Coach Eddie Atkins, Assistant Coaches Kenny Tunks, Patrick Lyons, Ivan Massey Middle Row left to right Elliot Stice, Owen Kiernan, Tucker Brantley, Sawyer Simmions, Cooper Vincent, Coltyn Lyons Bottom Row left to right: Warner Tunks, Cooper Atkins, Cash Morton, Jack Lich, Jonah Massey, Alex Kelley
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County 8 and Under All-Star team was awarded with state runner-up honors Sunday, July 8, 2018 after falling to Barren County Maroon in the Babe Ruth League Kentucky Championship game 18-11.
Edmonson County was one of six teams competing for the title in the tourney that began on Friday as EC defeated Leitchfield in a big way, 18-3.
Saturday, the boys dominated again with two huge wins; the first over Grayson County Grey (25-10) and Grayson County Orange (22-0). Sunday's games began with another Edmonson County win as they took Barren County White 11-4.
The wins placed EC as the #2 seed against BC Maroon (#1 seed) for the championship game on Sunday where the boys fell a little short in a very tight game. It was neck-and-neck until Barren was able to pull away late in the contest.
The team is made up of Head Coach Eddie Atkins, Assistant Coaches Kenny Tunks, Patrick Lyons, and Ivan Massey, Elliot Stice, Owen Kiernan, Tucker Brantley, Sawyer Simmons, Cooper Vincent, Coltyn Lyons, Warner Tunks, Cooper Atkins, Cash Morton, Jack Lich, Jonah Massey, and Alex Kelley.
Ronnie and Penny Lindsey of Lindseyville are celebrating 50 years of marriage.
Ronnie and the former Penny Dye were married on July 5, 1968 by Brother Rayburn Parker at Midway United Missionary Church.
They have two children, Scott and Ronetta.
Scott, his wife Teresa, and their son Ryan, reside in the Chalybeate Community. Ronetta and her sons Dylan and D’Sean live in the Lindseyville Community.
They also have two step-granddaughters, Shannon Hines (Daniel) and Heather Campbell, and two step-grandsons, Justin and Dustin Hines.
White Bass Best Bet Now
by Terry Watts:
White bass fishing is the best bet on the lake right now. Fish are on the surface chasing bait early and late in the day. A casting spoon, in-line spinner, small rattlebait or popper will get good bites. Fishing at night under a light has also been good using minnows.
Bass fishing is slow right now. Most fish are being caught at night off main lake points using large worms, jigs or spinnerbaits. Crappie fishing is fair.
Fish appear to be around 15 feet over brush and taking minnows or jigs. The lake is at pool, clear and 88 degrees.
Wear your PFD and take the family fishing!
Make plans to attend this surplus auction sale at the Edmonson County Water District that will feature multiple trucks, a Case backhoe, and other misc. items:
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Moriah Peterson, story and photos:
Freedom Fest 2018 took place Friday night, June 29th at the Chalybeate Sports Complex. This free event was hosted by the Edmonson County Parks and Recreation department.
The night kicked off with baseball and softball awards at 6pm. Local band Double Nothin began playing shortly after the awards ended and they played until just before fireworks began.
A new addition to this years fest included inflatables for kids and a foam machine to beat the heat.
Parks and Rec administrator John Kiernan commented that Freedom Fest 2018 was a success. "We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this event possible.
The night ended with a spectacular firework show.
Moriah Peterson, story and photos:
There were 75 entries during the 2018 Edmonson Center Car Show that took place on Saturday, June 30th.
This year's title sponsors were: Alford's Pharmacy, A+ Family Healthcare and The Edmonson Voice.
During the event an auction took place that raised funds for resident programs at the center and this year's event raised in excess of $6300.
This year's winners are listed below:
Best GM- Kerry Kenady 1961 Pontiac Catalina
Residents Choice- John Abernathy 1965 Ford Mustang
Best Mopar- Tim Pennington 1934 Plymouth Sedan
Best Interior- Jamie Carnes 1970 Buick GS 455
Best Motorcycle- Timmy Mills 2003 Victory Vegas
Oldest Car- 1926 Ford Coupe
Best Work In Progress- Austin Vincent 1994 Ford Mustang
Best Owned By Cancer Survivor- Donald Appleby 1948 Ford Coupe
Best Ford- Ray Patterson Ford Fairlane
Best Engine-Terry Dudley 1968 Chevy Camaro
Best In Show- Doc Croslin 1957 Chevy Bel-Air
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