Darren Doyle, story:
Like them or not, kids are going to be wearing masks in Edmonson County Schools for the near future, and one local health clinic has made a generous donation to help.
A Plus Family Healthcare in Brownsville recently donated 50,000 disposable masks to be distributed throughout local schools as needed.
"We were able to acquire these through the Health Resources Services Administration and decided the best use for them was to get them to our local schools," said A Plus CEO Patrick Merritt. "It's just one of the many ways we feel like our services can be best utilized locally."
The clinic also supplies medical assistants in each school that provides healthcare in a program called "A Plus Kid Care."
Superintendent of Schools Brian Alexander said the school system appreciates the opportunity to partner with A Plus.
"In a time of continued concern during the COVID virus pandemic, A Plus has come to the aid of our students with mask needs," he said. "We value the working partnership we have with A Plus Family Healthcare."
ALFORD'S PHARMACY AND DRIVE-THRU IS NOW HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
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UPDATE: AUGUST 26 2021: THIS SALE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO RECENT DEATHS IN THE CHURCH. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.
Darren Doyle, story:
Lexi Decker, a 9-year old 4th grader at South Edmonson has returned home from Centennial Hospital in Nashville after a 6-day stay with COVID. Her illness has prevented her from returning to school this year, but her family is hopeful that her return will happen soon.
Her grandfather, Dave Salzman, contacted the Edmonson Voice and is helping organize a wave party to welcome her home. Community members are invited to meet at Chalybeate Church today, Wednesday, August 25th at 4:30PM to form a parade that will drive past Lexi's house on Denham Road to celebrate her return.
"We are very glad to have her home," Salzman said. "We'd like everyone to come out."
She is the daughter of Drew and Mandee McDougle of Chalybeate.
Bus Garage – Full Time Substitute Bus Driver
Edmonson County Bus Garage is now accepting applications for the following position: (1) Full Time Substitute Bus Driver. Beginning compensation for this position is $14.00 per hour with year increment increases and benefits offered. Requirements include possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate, CDL with P & S endorsement (may be obtained during training) and 25 hours of classroom training and bus driving times as required by the Kentucky Department of Education and Transportation. The Edmonson County Bus Garage will provide all necessary training and applicant will be compensated as per signed agreement.
Any interested party, as soon as possible, should contact the Edmonson County Bus Garage at 270-597-2172 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. or the Edmonson County Board of Education at 270-597-2101 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. If interested you may obtain an application at the following address: 500 Houchins Ferry Road, Brownsville, Ky. Interested applicants should submit applications to Mr. Lannie Deweese, Transportation Director for the Edmonson County Bus Garage. It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure a complete application is on file in the central office and at the bus garage.
The Edmonson County Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment or the provision of service.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME:
Two male kittens were abandoned at my house and are in need of a loving home.
They have been through so much together and we would love for both to go together but will consider parting them. They have been vet checked and are up to date on everything. Please open your heart and home to these little guys! Call/Text anytime! (270) 597-6767 Courtney
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Edmonson County Senior Food Pantry Coordinator Vickie Walker has announced that "Let's Celebrate Senior Day," scheduled for August 19, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, has been cancelled due to the increase of COVID infections.
This event was to be held in the Brownsville Community Center. The event may be scheduled for later in the year.
For further information, please contact Vickie Walker at 270-779-1203.
Edmonson Voice Report:
The trustees for the Kinser Cemetery have announced that the amount for burial plots will soon increase.
Effective September 1, 2021, burial plots at Kinser Cemetery will be $500.00 per burial plot.
If any purchases would like to be made before the price increase takes effect, or for further info, please contact any one of the trustees: Jeff Houchins, Ricky Simon, or Darrell Cassady.
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ECHS Lady Cat basketball is hosting a mum fundraiser for the upcoming season.
Darren Doyle, story:
Some of the hardest working folks in the Edmonson County School District are too often overlooked, and those are the custodians that behind the scenes, keeping local schools clean and safe.
The custodial staff in EC schools have already reported back to work, and according to Callie Beliles, new Director of Facilities and Safety for Edmonson County Schools, they are already working hard to get local schools ready for a “better normal”.
"Last week, Lannie Deweese and I kicked off the start of their year with their required annual safety training, and these folks are extremely excited to start the new school year out," she said. "They are truly the frontline in keeping our kids healthy, and we appreciate them so much. This group of people truly love our kids, and work so hard to ensure we have the cleanest environment possible to help our students and staff achieve excellence."
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Brian Alexander said local facilities would be a huge disadvantage without the successful team our local schools have.
“We’re extremely thankful for the efforts our custodians put forth every day to keep our students and staff safe," he said. "Throughout the pandemic, our custodians have continually worked to keep our schools clean. As a school district, we are constantly striving to make sure our custodial staff at each school is well-trained and well-equipped to do their jobs.”
ECHS WILDCAT BAND THANKS COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT
The ECHS Wildcat band would like to thank those in our community who helped make our summer fundraisers a huge success. We would like to thank the Edmonson County FRYSC and the Edmonson County Summer Feeding Program for helping to feed our students by providing lunches and snacks for Band Camp 2021. We would like to thank the Cee Bee Food Store for hosting our Ribeye Sandwich fundraiser at their store. It's a great location and we are thankful for their support. We would also like to give a huge thank you to the Minit Mart on HWY 259 for hosting our car wash this year. Finally we would like to thank our outstanding community for their support through purchases and donations. The money raised will go a long way in providing much needed musical supplies, music purchases, and much more!
The Wildcat Band cordially invites you to come watch out 2021 competitive marching show on 8/20 when the Wildcats host Grayson County. Our first competition of the season will take place on 9/11 starting at 5pm at Madisonville North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, KY. Thank you all again for your support and we look forward to seeing you this fall!
Director of Instrumental & Vocal Music
Edmonson County Middle & High School