Please join us as we celebrate and honor our parents, Hoyt and Linda Webb's 50 years of marriage on Sunday, November 16, from 2:00-5:00 pm, at the Main Street Activity Center, 210 S Main St, Brownsville, KY 42210. We welcome your presence and friendship as we celebrate a very blessed marriage. In lieu of presents, feel free to write down a memory you have with our parents to share with them the day of their celebration. If you are unable to attend or would like to add your memory with mom, dad and their family to the album being put together for their special day, please send to Beth Roeder. You can message Beth on Facebook, email her at email@example.com or mail to Beth Roeder, 615 Denham Road, Smiths Grove, KY 42171. Please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here.
Fall Service at Belle Key Church
On Saturday Oct. 4th at 11am the fall service will be held at the 129 year old Belle Key Church building in the Rhoda community of Edmonson County, KY. Bro. Robert Chip Bennett will be preaching. For more info contact cemetery trustee Brandon A. Cowles at 597-2252. Everyone Welcome.
Enjoy some pictures from Houchins Ferry on the first full day of autumn, submitted by James Coates.
We have an awesome opportunity ahead and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland has the chance to win a $60,000 BackPack Program grant from Walmart!! That’s right….$60,000 to be divided between ALL of our counties participating in the BackPack Program…IF we win! It will take all of us, you and all of our friends and neighbors to pull this off. As a rural, Kentucky food bank, we struggle to compete with other Feeding America food banks across the country in large cities that have 100,000’s of people to engage in their voting process.
You will need to “log-in” on Facebook to vote. You may vote once per day. We are asking you to VOTE once a day and PLEASE SHARE with all your FB friends as well and ask them to vote. I know I will!! We will be asking you to vote often so you will be reminded of how important this grant money could be to those children we provide food for on theBackPack Program.
Here’s HOW you can vote:
1) Visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger
2) Click “Log-In” to Facebook to vote
3) Enter your login email/phone # and password
4) Click “OK” on the next screen. ***Please let everyone know that Walmart is simply using Facebook to verify that an actual person is voting. They will not using personal information for anything else.***
5) Scroll down on the home screen and enter “Kentucky”
6) Select VOTE for FAKH
7) Click “SHARE” to share your vote with other Facebook friends and encourage them to vote as well
8) Come back tomorrow and vote again!
Fight Hunger. Spark Change Campaign
September 15 – October 5
Voters are allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY
www.walmart.com/fighthunger<http://www.walmart.com/fighthunger --- voters can go to this site and follow the instructions to submit their vote
Voters will have to have a Facebook account in order to vote --- they will be asked to log-in when they go to vote.
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The class of ECHS 1994 will hold a 20 year reunion at Mariah's Restaurant this Saturday, September 20 at 7pm. Cost will be $30 per person, which includes dinner, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.
You may reserve your seat(s) by paying through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a check or money order to: Rebecca Jones, 180 Twin Springs Road, Brownsville KY 42210.
Edmonson Voice Contributor Jamie Carnes prepared this very entertaining video of the parade in case you missed it. Enjoy!
Edmonson Voice Staff
...But we're loud and proud at our mud bogs! The fair was packed Friday night with standing room only at the annual Lions Club Mud Bog. Dozens of trucks competed for tons of cash prizes as they slung gooey muck all over the fairgrounds. Check out some highlights below.
Kids from all over the county romped across the fairgrounds today at the annual Lions Club Fair Day. Schools were not in session today as the annual parade and fairgrounds took the spotlight in an Edmonson County tradition. The fair has been under some scrutiny over the past couple years with complaints about the carnival rides. Some said they weren't big enough, others said they simply weren't entertaining anymore.
South Edmonson fourth graders Alyssa Doyle and Claire Burklow, both 9, said they both enjoyed this year's carnival much better than last year. They both felt all of the rides were much better. "My favorite ride was the Quasar," Claire said. "It went so fast you couldn't even raise your hands up!" she said with a huge grin. Alyssa agreed and said she also enjoyed The Sizzler, a very popular ride. "They were really fun. Last year, they had mostly baby rides, and I was too big for them," she said.
Some fair-goers, however, were not very happy. "They need to have rides for all ages, not just for bigger kids," one mother said. "What about babies that are one or two years old? They can't ride anything there. We'll never be back," she continued. The Lions Club felt that overall, there was more of a choice this year than ever before, and that was their main goal. "We know we can't please everybody, but we did our best to bring the kind of rides that the majority of folks asked for," said Fair Board Chairman Mike Blanton.
Alyssa and Claire said that the carnival employees were much nicer compared to previous carnivals. "Last year some of them were sort of creepy...and one guy smelled really bad," Alyssa said. When Claire was asked if she agreed, she replied, "I didn't smell of any of them...I just rode the rides."
Enjoy a slideshow from the Lions Club Fair Parade this morning.
Edmonson Voice Staff
It was crash, bang, and boom at the fairgrounds Tuesday Night as the annual Lawnmower Derby rocked the track. There was a short list of competitors, but by checking out the video below you'll see why the event is popular among so many fair-goers.
A Democratic Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15th at 6pm in the Edmonson County Public library. All democrats are welcome to attend.
Edmonson Voice Staff, with Amanda Lich
It was an exciting evening at South Edmonson Elementary last night as over 100 contestants competed for their chance to be crowned in the winner's circle at the second EC Fair Beauty Pageant Event of 2014. Lovely young ladies from all over the state donned their evening gowns and amazed the judges all night long. Event coordinator Amanda Lich was well pleased with the entire two-day event. Lich said in a statement via the Pageant Facebook page, "It takes a special kind of girl to have the confidence to enter a beauty pageant. We are so grateful to the 100+ girls who participated in the Edmonson County Fair Pageants this year. Your entry fee and gate admission to the pageants will help the Edmonson County Lion's Club fulfill their mission through good works in our community. Whether you went home with or without a trophy, you are a winner in our book!" The winners in each category are listed below:
Miss Edmonson County Fair - Adrienne Poole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Poole of Brandonburg
Miss Edmonson County - Jhonna Leanne Basil, daughter of Tim and Lisa Basil of Brownsville
1st Runner Up - Katie Bouchard, daughter of Mike and Amy Bouchard Owensboro
2nd Runner Up - Madison Irwin, daughter of TL and Jill Irwin of Harned
3rd Runner Up - Molly Jo Morgan, daughter of Todd and Amy Morgan of Burkesville
2014 MISS TEEN WINNERS:
Miss Teen Edmonson County Fair - Hannah Elizabeth Hockman, daughter of Brad and Dana Hockman of Brandonburg
Miss Teen Edmonson County - Jocelyn Brooke Vincent, daughter of Todd and Melanie Vincent of Chalybeate
1st Runner Up - Madison Faith Cottrell, daughter of Jason and Debbie Cottrell of Hardinsburg
2nd Runner Up - Zoe Donyelle Stinson, daughter of Nicole Stinson and Donnie Stinson of Somerset
3rd Runner Up - Courtney Sue Crowe, daughter of Darrell and Renea Crowe of Tompkinsville
2014 MISS PRE-TEEN WINNERS:
Miss Pre-Teen Edmonson County Fair - Thalia Faith Chapman, daughter of Jimmy and Frances Chapman of Central City
Miss Pre-Teen Edmonson County - Kaitlyn Michelle VanMeter, daughter of Chris and Amanda VanMeter of Chalybeate
1st Runner Up - Payden Elizabeth Houchens, daughter of Ashley Garrett and Johnathon Houchens of Edmonton
2nd Runner Up - MacKenzie Leighann Willoughby, daughter of Garrett and Tiffany Willoughby of Clarkson
3rd Runner Up - Josie Emma Madison, daughter of Mike Madison of Grassland and John and Wendi Jo Simon of Sunfish
Edmonson Voice Staff
Special Thanks to Amanda Lich
The Edmonson County Fair Beauty Pageants kicked off last night at South Edmonson Elementary School. Many were in attendance as competitors from all across the state traveled to EC for an opportunity to bring home a crown. The winners from each category are listed below:
2014 TINY MISS (4-6 years old)
Tiny Miss Edmonson County Fair (state winner) – Kennedy Grace Webb, Joey and Dee Dee Webb of Brownsville
Tiny Miss Edmonson County (local winner) – Adelyn Elizabeth Graham, Brandon and Lisa Graham of Wingfield
1st Runner Up – Ashlyn Bayleigh Holloway, Jessica Sturgeon and Dustin Holloway of Munfordville
2nd Runner Up – Tahlia Jae Sheffield, Jonathan and Teresa Sheffield of Gamaliel
3rd Runner Up – Kayleigh Ann Richards, Adam and Stephanie Richards of Bowling Green
2014 LITTLE MISS (7-9 years old)
Little Miss Edmonson County Fair (state winner) – Brinley Grace Bartley, Benji and Brandi Bartley of Tompkinsville
Little Miss Edmonson County (local winner) – Haley Nicole Wallingford, Jill Wallingford and Keith Wallingford of Sweeden
1st Runner Up – Audrie Faith Roy, Darren and Julie Roy of Russell Springs
2nd Runner Up – Kaitlyn Brooke Rather, Jeff and Misty Rather of Scottsville
3rd Runner Up – Kaylee Heather Pedigo, Jeff and Maria Leach of Bowling Green
2014 MRS. EDMONSON COUNTY (22 years or older, married or widowed)
Mrs. Edmonson County – Keri Lee, wife of Eddie Lee of Hardinsburg
1st Runner Up – Faun Crenshaw, wife of Brandon Crenshaw of Campbellsville
2nd Runner Up – Sandra Kaye Higdon, wife of James Higdon of Leitchfield
3rd Runner Up – Chasity Kristin Houchin, wife of Anthony Houchin of Millerstown
Due to upcoming weather forecasts, The Edmonson County Fair Pageants (separate from the EC Baby Show) will be held at South Edmonson Elementary on Thurs, Sept 4 and Fri, Sept 5. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. The pageants will begin at 7 p.m. each night. For details, please visit the Edmonson County Fair Pageant Facebook page.
The South Edmonson Elementary School book fair will begin Thursday, Sept 4th. The event will run daily from 8:00 am to 4:00pm. Family night will be Tuesday September 9th from 5pm-7p. Students will be allowed to wear PJ's, bring a blanket, find a corner and read! Refreshments will be served and there is no admission charge.