Jerry and Sandra Alford of Roundhill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an upcoming event.
The couple was married on August 5, 1972 in Bowling Green, KY.
Everyone is invited to a reception in their honor on Saturday, August 6th at the Heritage Centre in Brownsville from 2PM-5PM.
The couple have four children: Karson (Jennifer), Kylene (Kevin), Kasey (Stephanie), & Kevan (Laura), and 11 grandchildren: Caleb, Laura, Kaden, Ella, Kinsley, Marlee, Amelia, Payton, Julie, Roby, and Isaiah.
Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Conservation District gave Jimmie Luttrell the 2021 Outstanding Cooperator award on June 21, 2022 at the Conservation District meeting. Danny Vincent was given the 2021 Master Conservationist Award at the Conservation Meeting held July 19th, 2022.
The local Outstanding Cooperator recognizes farmers who have continued beyond the Master Conservationist levels. "Their dedication to continuing their conservation efforts are of benefit to everyone," said Barbara Johnson, Administrative Secretary for the Conservation District.
The Master Conservationist Award recognizes farmers who have completed more than 90 percent of their conservation plan to protect the soil, air, and water on their farm, which also protects the environment of their community.
"The Edmonson County Conservation District congratulates both of our award winners, and express our deep appreciation of their continued efforts to using sound conservation practices," Johnson said.
Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church is hosting a Back to School Bash Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, from 6:30- 8 pm. The event will include family fun, door prizes, food, and all students will leave with a backpack of school supplies.
Located at 2263 Big Reedy Rd, Caneyville KY 4272.
Edmonson Voice Report:
While no new records were set this year, the annual Cram the Cruiser for Edmonson County Schools was held on Friday, July 22, 2022 at multiple locations to help provide school supplies for Edmonson County students.
Cram the Cruiser was set up at two different locations, The Dollar General in Chalybeate and The Family Dollar in Brownsville. Additional businesses offered specials throughout the day where donations were either collected for CTC, or a portion of sales were donated directly from the business that included: Stacy's On Main, South Bound Boutique, Ace Hardware, Chalybeate Food Mart Marathon, Creations by Tracy and Ashlee, Pelicans Snoballs, and Kings BBQ and Burgers.
Morgan Esters, Youth Services Center Coordinator, said that around $3K in monetary donations were raised in addition to tons of school supplies, all of which will stay in Edmonson County. Lisa Whobrey, Community Education Director for Edmonson County and coordinator of the event, expressed her gratitude for everyone who helped or donated to the cause. "We truly have the most amazing community," she said.
Kentucky State Police, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville City Police, Edmonson EMS and Chalybeate Fire Department assisted with the event.
Darren Doyle, story:
The annual "Cram the Cruiser" school supply drive and fundraiser for Edmonson County Schools is returning to the community this Friday, July 22nd in multiple locations.
In addition to the the normal locations, which are Dollar General in Chalybeate and Family Dollar in Brownsville, several other businesses are offering special discounts, promotions, and activities throughout the day.
Chalybeate Food Mart is pairing their annual customer appreciation day with CtC, with specials throughout the day, Stacy’s on Main and Southbound Boutique is donating 10% of all sales on Friday to CTC, Creations by Tracy and Ashlee are also offering a percentage of the sales for Friday and Saturday toward CTC, and ACE Hardware has a special day planned to support CTC which will be Friday, July 29th.
Lisa Whobrey, Community Education Director for Edmonson County, said that Kentucky State Police, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville City Police, Edmonson EMS and Chalybeate Fire Department will be helping throughout the event.
"We truly have the most amazing community," she said.
At any location throughout the event, school supplies of all kinds and monetary donations will be accepted and will be dispersed throughout the Edmonson County School District.
The most common items needed are crayons, coloring pencils, notebook paper, two-pocket, three-prong folders, composition notebooks, pencils, pens, backpacks, and pencil boxes or pouches. Hand sanitizer and personal hygiene items are also welcome. Monetary donations will be accepted by either cash or check.
Signups July 13th-20th, Must Schedule a Free Install
Edmonson Voice Report:
The American Red Cross, in partnership with Bank of Edmonson County, is offering home fire safety services to Edmonson County residents. These services include: installing free 10 year smoke alarms, replacing outdated smoke alarms, providing home fire safety information and more.
The services and smoke alarms are being offered completely free of charge.
The American Red Cross will be in the lobby of the Brownsville Bank of Edmonson County location from July 13th – 20th to schedule a FREE install of a Smoke Alarm in your home to anyone interested. Stop by one of these days to complete a registration form and choose your install date and time. The alarm install days will be July 22nd or 23rd.
Again, you must sign up first before you will receive your alarm. Once you register, you will be contacted to set a date and time for smoke alarm installation on Friday, July 22nd or Saturday, July 23rd.
Volunteer teams will be installing 10-year lithium battery powered smoke alarms. Someone 18 or older must be home at the time of the installation.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, that’s why we launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
To request a free smoke alarm installation, stop by the Brownsville North Main location, fill out a request form (attached below), or call 270-715-1129 and leave a message with your name, address, and daytime phone number, or you can email the information to email@example.com.
In a partnership with the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, we are happy to share their "Chamber Spotlights," that feature their gold, silver, and bronze members. This month's spotlight shines on Lake Forest Recruiting Firm, owned by Jay Holland.
Lake Forest Recruiting Firm, owned by Jay Holland, is a nationwide company based in Edmonson County that provides their clients with vetted, highly motivated, and qualified Behavioral Health Professionals. They offer Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants, including an array of counselors and psychologists. They offer their Behavioral Health Professionals a secure and confidential search process tailored to their geographical, personal, and clinical interests. Lake Forest Recruiting Firm provides services in all 50 states including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Owner Jay Holland started recruiting Psychiatrists and Psych NP’s back in 2012. He eventually became Vice President at FCS Psychiatric Firm until 2018 when he left to become COO at Cambridge Medical Professionals. After 3 years there, he opened Lake Forest Recruiting Firm.
He recruits and brokers the contracts for doctors and nurse practitioners specializing in Psychiatry-- Mainly Psychiatrists and Psych NP’s. The firm sources candidates, schedules their interviews, and brokers their packages or contracts for their clients. The clients can be hospitals, clinics, or a private practice.
Jay is originally from Scottsville, but has made Edmonson County his home for the last 10 years, with his wife, Alison Patton-Holland and their 3 children.
"This county is full of wonderful churches, schools, and fine people," said Jay. "I can’t think of a better place to raise a family."
"Lake Forest Recruiting Firm doesn’t rely on local patronage like most local businesses do," he continued. "Our clients are nationwide and in multiple U.S. Territories. With that said, my wife Alison and I live here and are happy to be a part of this community. We want to do our part to ensure that Edmonson County prospers. We try our best to support our schools, youth, and this county."
You can find out more at LakeForestRecruitingFirm.com
Darren Doyle, story:
Kyrock Volunteer Fire Department received a grant for 90 cases of water from Anheuser Busch, which was delivered at the firehouse today.
Fire department members were on hand with Anheuser Busch personnel today as the water was delivered into the firehouse.
Mike Clubb, second assistant chief at Kyrock, said he applied for the grant in the spring of this year and they recently discovered they would be awarded the grant.
The water is canned, which Clubb and other members say is better than bottled water for firefighters.
"Plastic bottles absorb smoke and fumes over time," he said. "If we keep bottled water on our trucks, you can taste fumes in the water. Sometimes it seems like you're drinking gasoline. The cans protect the water from the elements."
The grants were through a partnership with Anheuser Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council, and were given nationwide.
The local chapter of Trail Life USA, Troop 1776 is looking for new membership.
Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.
Chris Mathews, Pastor of The Lighthouse at Nolin Lake, described the group as a "Christian version of Boy Scouts."
The group is now accepting members, boys ages 5-18.
Some activities the group offers are camping, shooting, fishing, horseback riding, and more.
The group meets each Wednesday at 5PM at The Lighthouse at Nolin Lake. For more information, call Troopmaster Chris Cary: 502-525-3194 or Pastor Chris: 270-597-6542.
Local Eagle Scout Candidate Leads Project
Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Lions have received a much-needed restoration of their picnic tables under the shelter at the fairgrounds, thanks to the leadership of a local Eagle Scout candidate and his fellow scouts.
Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597, Eagle Scout Candidate Jason Willis decided for his Eagle Scout Project, he wanted to do something for the Edmonson County Lions Club for their support of the scouting program, which was to refurbish the picnic tables.
Willis developed and presented a plan, which was approved by the scout leadership, and then after he raised money and supplies for the project, fellow scouts and scout leaders followed Willis' plan and direction.
During the project, the picnic tables received new pressure treated wood, nuts and bolts, and the metal frames received a fresh coat of rust resistant paint.
Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 is sponsored by the Edmonson County Lions Club. Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 meets on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. at the Edmonson County Lions Club. Youth interested in joining scouts can attend the meetings to obtain additional information.
You can visit the Troop 597 Facebook Page here.
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce is in search of a high-energy, motivated individual to perform the role of a part-time Chamber Coordinator that will be contracted to carry out the following duties:
This is a part-time remote position that will also be furnished with laptop and cell phone.
Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Board of Education has announced that Mark Rich has been appointed as a new member of the school board.
Rich will fill the District for vacancy of Mickey Johnson.
Tonya Jones, Secretary to the Superintendent administered the oath of office to Mark Rich at their most recent board meeting.
July 18th - 22nd
Join Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church Monday, July 18th through Friday July 22nd for vacation bible school!
Click this link to register. All kids that are preregistered by Sunday, July 17th and attend at least one night of VBS will be entered into a drawing for a prize!
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce will host a free luncheon for the community on Thursday, July 21st at 11:30AM at the Heritage Centre, located at 503 Washington Street in Brownsville.
The luncheon is sponsored by the Barren River District Area Development District. BRADD representatives will briefly discuss their Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), one of the many business services they provide.
The RLF can provide financial assistance/gap funding to businesses who may not be able to otherwise get traditional loans, assist with COVID-19 impacted business, and support job creation/retention efforts in our region.
Chamber staff will also give a brief summary of the Big Brownsville Bash, that brought thousands of spectators into the county over June 2nd-4th.
You don't have to be a chamber member to attend and the event is free.
Dennie Hardin, a Warren County Attorney, has released a statement regarding his campaign for the 8th Judicial Circuit that will include Edmonson and Warren Counties, beginning in January.
His full statement is published below:
First off, the General Assembly recently enacted House Bill 214, which reorganizes certain judicial districts over the Commonwealth. Starting in January, Edmonson County will be in the 8th Judicial Circuit with Warren County. What that means is the folks of Edmonson County are going to have a new Commonwealth’s Attorney and a host of new judges. The legislation has no effect on your county attorney, judge executive, or magistrates. The new bill also creates an open seat for a new circuit judgeship. It is this position for which I have filed to run.
What I bring as a judicial candidate is a unique background nobody else has. First, I am an experienced trial attorney with over 130 criminal and civil trials during my career, many of which occurred in Brownsville. Second, I am a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having served for four years on active duty. Finally, I was a city police officer for several years after getting out of the military. As a judge, I hope to address underlying substance-abuse and mental-health issues in criminal defendants, to the extent possible, with treatment-based sentencing alternatives.
National Headquarters of VFW Selects State and Local Chapters as All American, Both Led By EC Residents
Darren Doyle, story:
The National Headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kansas City announced on Thursday that both the VFW Department of Kentucky, Commanded by Bee Springs resident and Post member Edwin Vincent (top left in photo), and local VFW Post 6937, commanded by Gerald Carroll of Dicky’s Mill (front row kneeling to right of the mortar) were selected as All American.
"The All American titles are highly coveted and hard to obtain," said VFW Post 6937 member Floyd Houston. "Not only did they have to conduct the services tasked by Congress in the national charter (remember our fallen comrades, assist surviving veterans and their families, and conduct good works in the community), they had to do so in a manner way above others."
Col. Houston said the Department of Kentucky was judged to be 5th in the entire nation, beating 44 other Departments, while local Post 6937 (named after WWII hero and Silver Star Medal Nesbit Alexander) was ranked 25th nationally, beating thousand of other Posts.
Edwin Vincent is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and veteran of the Gulf War while Gerald Carroll is a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 and veteran combat pilot of several conflicts who flew with the legendary 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
The awards will be presented at the VFW National Convention in Kansas City on 19 July at 8 am.
A Plus Family Healthcare in Brownsville has announced the addition to Jennifer Camas, M.D. to their staff.
Dr. Camas is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.
A Plus CAO and Clinical Director Ashley Graham discussed the need for expanded local care.
"Having been born and raised in Edmonson County, I have witnesses firsthand the need for geriatric and pediatric care," she said. "Bringing in Dr. Jennifer Camas, a board-certified internal medicine and pediatric physician, will give our families and children access to the medical care they deserve without having to travel to Bowling Green or surrounding areas. Dr. Camas is a highly skilled and talented physician who cares about the well being of her patients. We are lucky to have her."
Three Other ECHS Students Also Compete
Darren Doyle, story:
Cam Lich, who will be a senior at ECHS in the upcoming school year, has won first place for his exhibit at the National Beta Convention over the past weekend.
Four local students competed in the national competition in Nashville: Danyale Atwell–Agriscience 12th grade, Riley Monroe–Agriscience 10th grade, MaKaylee Thompson–Painting 11th/12th grade, and Cam Lich–Woodworking 11th/12th grade. This was Miss Atwell's third time in the national competition, the second for Mr. Lich, and the first for Miss Monroe and Miss Thompson.
Lich built a headboard and won first place at the Kentucky Beta Convention in January and entered the headboard at the National Convention and was awarded first place. He competed against students from all across the nation.
Joy Curtis, Beta Club Sponsor for ECHS, said the Kentucky Beta Convention will be held in January 2023 and the National Beta Convention will be held in June 2023; both will be held in Louisville. "After school begins, there will be an interest meeting to join Beta Club and begin planning for the State and National Conventions," she said.
Cam is the son of Stuart and Amanda Lich of Windyville.