Thousands of vintage toys will up for grabs at the Labor Day Vintage Toy Auction this Monday, September 4, at the Byrd Center, located at 3340 Chalybeate Road, Smiths Grove KY 42171. Take a look below on some of these amazing pieces!
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Tim Brewster of the Lincoln Community is pictured with his handmade White Oak basket that won first place in the "Traditional Appalachian, ribbed basket" category/class in The KY State Fair last week.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Texas flood victims are in dire need after nearly four feet of rain has fallen in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and one Edmonson County man is leading a local effort to help.
Zachary Bullock and other volunteers will be set up to receive donations at the Edmonson County Public Library Thursday, August 31, from 4:30pm to 7pm.
Bullock says that they're looking for non-perishable food items, bottled water, pet food, and basic necessities that will be collected and transported to the Houston and surrounding areas.
He also said a joint effort from several of his friends is underway in other counties.
Bullock advised that clothing items will not be accepted due to the extra sorting and storage they will require, but that food, water, and other basic items are the focus for this project.
"This is very serious and I just want to help out in any way I can," he said.
**UPDATE: Anyone who cannot make it tomorrow can bring their items to C&C Firearms WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY morning and items will be transported to Zachary Bullock.**
Multiple reports from national news outlets have said more than 20 deaths have mounted in the historic flood. That number is predicted to rise as flood waters recede. It's also estimated over a half million homes are damaged as a result of the storm. As of this morning, reports showed that more than 500,000 people were in need of immediate relief.
Darren Doyle, story: photos courtesy of Jonathan and Edd Williams
The best educators always have one thing in mind when they go to work each day, and that's simply to do the best they can to positively influence young people. Mentoring, leading, and teaching obviously have their places in that way of thinking, and for a Sweeden man, "kill venomous snake" has now been added to the list.
Jonathan Williams, Principal at Wilkey Elementary School in Leitchfield, killed a copperhead that was in the school drop off lane.
"I was in the cafeteria when Ms. Scerena (Tomes, a school employee) came and asked me if I wanted to kill a copperhead," said Williams. "She said we had one in the car rider drop off line. I figured in the middle of Leitchfield it was a case of mistaken identity and so I said, 'Sure'."
He said he didn't really believe that was the case, but when he saw the snake outside on the pavement, he knew it was indeed a copperhead.
A custodian brought Principal Williams a large floor scraper, a long handled tool used to scrape sticky substances off floors, where Williams then took care of the snake.
"It actually became a bit humorous to observe the variety of reactions from parents and students as they drove by," he said. "To be honest, I had never seen a live copperhead before but I knew what it was when I saw it. Of course, we directed all the kids and parents that were walking in our school away from the area."
He said that faculty and staff members searched the premises for other snakes throughout the day and the eventual consensus was that the snake had crawled up inside one of the vehicles dropping off a student, which is disturbing on a different level.
"It's turned into quite the event, said Williams. "The kids, our staff, and our community have gotten a really big kick out of it. Some folks have thought it was funny while others have been completely freaked out about it. I'm just really glad the snake didn’t get into the school, that would’ve been very scary."
by Julia Wilson, Edmonson County Extension Agent/Family & Consumer Sciences/ 4-H Youth Development
Edmonson County was well represented at the Kentucky State Fair. The fair hosts 4-H projects from across the state in Cloverville. Cloverville consists of 18 divisions where 4-H'ers can showcase their projects. In order to exhibit a 4-H project in Cloverville, 4-H'ers must first compete in their county and be selected as the champion in the class. These champions advance to the Kentucky State Fair and are exhibited in Cloverville where they are judged on the Danish System. The Danish system awards all entries a ribbon based on their quality. Purple= excels, denotes champion of a class. Blue=excellent, Red=good, White= fair.
Lillian Harmon, daughter of Laura Harmon and Scott Harmon, brought home Grand Champion in Food Preservation with her Strawberry Jam. Lillian competed against 90 other food preservation entries from across the state. Lillian is a member of the 4-H Outdoors Club in Edmonson County. The club hosted a food preservation workshop this past summer where Lillian canned her strawberry jam entry.
Several Edmonson County 4-H’ers also competed in the State Fair.
White -Wood Science Level 1, Made from a kit
Blue- Junior Art Trends-Mixed Media
White-Junior Acrylic Still Life
Red-Senior Acrylic Still Life
Red -Junior Abstract Painting
Blue -Junior Heritage Craft
Blue- Home Environment-Unit III, Piece of furniture refinished
Blue- Home Environment-Unit III, Old or discarded item made useful in a new way as a home accessory
Blue- Let's Learn to Sew Unit I - Non Clothing Option
Purple/Blue- Strawberry Jam
Blue- Junior Upcycling Project
Congratulations to all of our 4-H’ers.
4-H'ers can be involved in Cloverville in a variety of ways from exhibiting projects, conducting demonstrations, and performing talents on stage. If your child is interested in participating in 4-H please contact the Edmonson County UK Cooperative Extension Office at 270-597-3628.
Local members of the Pony Express 4-H Horse Club recently participated in the 79th Annual Walking Horse Celebration's "All Youth Day," in Shelbyville, TN.
From L-R: Mckenzie Vincent, Olivia Russell, Keaton Thompson, and Rachel Cowles.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to bid on tons of vintage toys at the upcoming Labor Day auction event at the Byrd Center with BYRDauction.com.
Featuring comics, sports cards, magazines, hot wheels, trains, and so much more.
Click the flyer to view the entire listing.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Because of high visitation this week, Mammoth Cave National Park will offer free Mammoth Cave Discovery cave tours on Friday, August 25, instead of Mammoth Passage tours. The free tours are in honor of the founding day of the National Park Service.
The free Mammoth Cave Discovery tours will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday.
Participants must pick up a free ticket in the visitor center before going on this tour.
The Mammoth Cave Discovery Tour requires a walk down and up the steep hill below the visitor center, as well as 160 steps. Visit the Rotunda, one of the cave’s largest rooms, explore a vast canyon passageway, and learn about 19th-century saltpeter mining operations and the geologic origins of the Mammoth Cave System. Allow at least 30 minutes; about 3/4 mile round trip. This is a self-guided tour.
You can support the Edmonson County High School Special Needs Classroom by participating in this spirit gear fundraiser.
Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, and more, showing everyone your favorite team and school! All prices are listed on the flyers below.
Please email orders to email@example.com. All orders and payments are due at noon on 9-5-17.
Be sure to stop by and see Hulen and Ronna Sanders at Sanders' Archery in Bee Spring. Click the ad to check out all the latest from their Facebook Page.
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This year’s "Meet the Wildcats" event introduced all Edmonson County High School’s band members, cheerleaders and football players for 2017. The annual event raises money for the football team with the sale of concessions, t-shirts, and this year featured a silent auction for a cooler and thermos combo donated by Whayne’s Supply.
The band also had a booth set up for fundraising which included t-shirts for only five dollars.
“This a community effort to show support for our school organizations," said football booster president Brian Carey. "We encourage everyone to come out and support the teams. The more community involvement the better”
Edmonson County High School football coach Nathan Smith said he believes that this event is a great team morale booster and he’s looking forward to a great year of football.
“During games, you don’t see the players faces much; this event gives everyone a good opportunity to put faces to numbers. There’s been a lot of updates at the stadium with the new track and lighting we encourage everyone to come out and see the improvements” said Coach Smith.
Commenting on Friday night’s winning game, Coach Smith said there was a great atmosphere and even perfect weather. “I’m pretty pleased with everything that happened Friday night."
The event emcee was Edmonson Voice football broadcaster Scott Lindsey.
The Wildcats defeated Caverna at home 54-6 on Friday.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
At the Edmonson County Board of Education meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017, Superintendent Patrick Waddell recognized Mr. Gary Bagshaw for six years of service as a board member for the Edmonson County Board of Education.
Mr. Bagshaw had to resign because his son was recently employed as a teacher with the Edmonson County School District.
Simon Dentistry's Brownsville Dental office has announced a change at their HWY 259N location next to Sav-A-Lot. The office is officially welcoming Dr. Courtney Thompson of Leitchfield to their team.
Dr. Kevin Cox will return to his original town of service, Bowling Green, KY. Simon Dentistry says that Dr. Thompson is excited and proud to serve the Brownsville and Edmonson County community.
Simon Dentistry is a proud sponsor of the Edmonson Voice network. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Thompson to our community.
Come to the open house this Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm and take a look at this beautiful home with so many features in a quiet neighborhood!
206 Carnes Rd
Smiths Grove, KY 42171
3 bedroom, 2.5 baths
2 car attached garage
over 2100 square feet
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The first annual Santa's Secret Hands Golf Scramble sponsored by Alford's Pharmacy was held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Shady Hollow Golf Course.
Over $7,000 was raised during the event, which exceeded expectations from the organization. The tournament featured 28 teams while carrying 25 hole sponsors.
"We were shocked by the turnout of teams and donations," said Mark Wardlow, SSH Coordinator.
The first place team with a score of -20 was made up of Brad Johnson, Scott Chapman, Nathan Oliver and Tyler Earnhardt who all received $100 Rafferty's gift certificates. Second place honors with a score of -19 consisted of Stanley Ramsey, J.R. Cook, Rick Brown and Mike Taylor who all received $75 Rafferty's gift certificates. A close third place team with a score of 18 under par was Wayne Cox, Brad Pence, Gary Sallee, and Greg Brown who all received $50 Rafferty's gift certificates.
There was a $10,000 prize offered for anyone hitting a hole-in-one on number eight hole, which was sponsored by Curneal & Hignite Insurance agent Bob Kleier, but unfortunately no one was able to score the ace.
Closest to the pin winners were Tony Johnson, Tracy Meredith, and Terry Cornell and longest putt winner was Granville Meredith, all of which received $50 Rafferty's gift certificates.
"We would like to thank Shady Hollow Golf Course, Alford's Pharmacy, & Rafferty's along with all the teams who showed up to play and our hole sponsors." said Wardlow. "This money will go a long way when the holiday seasons get here."
Santa's Secret Hands is a group of volunteers that not only donate their time but financial support to help provide Christmas presents to families (children) who may not get anything at all for Christmas without community support. No one connected with the organization receives any type of compensation. One hundred percent of all proceeds go to help families in need at Christmas.
The annual Santa's Secret Hands Benefit Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at the Community Center.
Several ladies in Edmonson County are hosting a "Ladies Day Out: Back to School Bazaar" this Saturday, August 19th from 10a-4p at Byrd Activity Center in Chalybeate.
Event vendors will include:
Darren Doyle, story:
A local resident found a slithery surprise on Saturday, August 12, as he was checking a deer hunting tree stand on his farm in the Ollie community in preparation for the upcoming deer season.
Craig Browning, a Chalybeate resident, said he was making sure everything was in place on his tree stand, checking straps, a ladder, and a rope hanging from the tree that he said he used to hoist up a bow.
"As I reached out to pull the rope to check and see if it was still tied tightly in the tree I caught something out of the corner of my eye," he said.
Needless to say, when he saw that it was a 55 inch eastern timber rattlesnake, his focus was no longer on a rope, a tree stand, or anything else on planet Earth.
Browning said he was able to shoot the snake with a handgun loaded with rat shot.
He said had he taken another step or even shuffled his feet he would've been on top of giant rattler without even knowing.
Although "rattled" himself, he was still able to keep calm and prevent the snake from being overly aggressive, and even took cell phone photos and video of the snake.
The almost 5 foot long snake had 13 rattles and a button.
Browning said it isn't the first rattler he's killed during his outdoor adventures. An avid outdoorsman, Browning said he hasn't decided what to do with the snake but some sort of taxidermy work with the reptile was likely going to happen.