Halloween On The Square 2016
Check out these little ghouls and goblins at tonight's Halloween on the Square!
There are also plenty of characters in the Presidential race, too. Here are some that were spotted in Edmonson County today...
Halloween Activities Tonight
Halloween will be celebrated tonight from 4pm to 7pm, county-wide. Local law enforcement will have heavy patrol within the Brownsville city limits and across all Edmonson County.
Edmonson County Parks and Rec is hosting "Halloween on the Square" tonight, formally known as "Halloween in the Park." Several businesses will participate and a local church is donating hot dogs, while other donors are offering chips, drinks, games, and more.
The event is scheduled to start at 4pm, with vendors and businesses setting up at 4:30pm. Kids will be able to Trick-or-treat from 5pm-7pm tonight. Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs.
Kyrock Fire Dept is having Trunk or Treat at the Fire Dept on tonight from 4pm-7pm. Limited spaces available, call 270-246-2692 to reserve your spot.
Chalybeate Fire Dept will be open tonight as members of the department will be present to hand out candy to anyone wishing to stop by, beginning a 4pm.
Click here to check out some additional local Halloween info and safety tips from an article we ran a couple weeks ago.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Family members of local toddler Brystol Childress, 19 months, held a benefit car show for Kosair Children's Hospital on her behalf this past Saturday, October 29, 2016 at South Edmonson Elementary School.
Brystol is a patient of the hospital and her family hosted the event as a way to give back to the organization for all they've done for Brystol through her health issues. She suffers from Asplenia and Congenital Heart Disease.
Event coordinator and family member Renee Porter said the event raised a total of $4,621.00.
"We had 85 cars and sold out of food twice," she said. "It was amazing." She also said that Brystol handed out each trophy and award herself.
Brystol is the daughter of Travis and Rae Childress of Cub Run.
Darren Doyle, story
Not too many people wake up on Saturday morning and find a hot air balloon landing behind their house, especially in Chalybeate, but that's exactly what Donna Hennion and her son, Kyle found yesterday near the intersection of Otter Gap Road and KY HWY 743.
"I thought it was Mark (her husband) out there," Mrs. Hennion said. "I could hear the four wheeler and the dogs going crazy and that's when Kyle called me and said, Mom, there's a hot air balloon behind your house," she said laughing.
She said she also got a call from her neighbor, Steve Bledsoe who also told her the same. The balloon did not crash land, and there were no issues with the balloon itself, as was rumored. In fact, the balloon landed exactly where it's pilot and passengers had intended.
"No, there was no issue," said pilot and balloon owner Jared Miller, of Fiery Gizzard Ballooning. "We meant to land here. We left Bowling Green this morning and decided to take a short trip north. We can only go so far and in certain directions depending on the weather, so we knew we end up somewhere in this area. Once we saw this large open field, we decided to land here."
The field, owned by Kyle Hennion, is a large, open area near his parent's home and Steve Bledsoe's property, which is the old Chalybeate School.
Miller gave us and the neighbors a short interesting history lesson on ballooning as he and three others with him helped pack up the balloon into a van, driven by a friend who was there to pick them up.
"We try to stay away from personal property and cattle, and we want to make sure the property owners know our intent, we just really can't do that until after we land."
All the neighbors seemed to enjoy the balloon and the conversations shared with the balloon's crew.
For more about about Fiery Gizzard Ballooning, you can visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Jodi Johnson, photos
The ECMS Academic Team had a solid showing at a recent tournament, held in Gallatin, TN. The tournament was held for middle school students at Gallatin High School.
Edmonson County's teams placed 3rd and 4th in the tournaments.
SEES Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Darren Doyle, story and photo
Approximately 420 students at South Edmonson Elementary wore their red shirts and carefully made a red ribbon design in the parking lot as they celebrated the end of their annual "Red Ribbon Week" campaign to stand against drug abuse.
Kyrock Elementary participated in Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 17-21). Leadership Students presented a daily message during morning meeting to the school assembly addressing Safety and Anti-Bullying. Classrooms completed an on-line pledge for school safety. Ms. Dana's first grade class (Pictured) was the first to complete the pledge.
Super heroes, emojis, folks from the yellow brick road, Peanuts, Star Wars characters and more were seen today roaming about the halls of Kyrock Elementary as faculty and staff members got an early jump on Halloween by sporting their favorite costumes.
Click the link below to find out more details of this incredible opportunity for gun and military memorabilia enthusiasts!
Huge Auction At Ken Byrd's This Saturday: Trucks, Tractors, Farm Equipment, Trailers, More--Consignments Welcome
Don't miss this huge auction at Ken Byrd's Auction Center this Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10am. Click the ad below to visit the auction website and get a view of tons of items!
Family members of local toddler Brystol Childress, 19 months, will host a benefit car show for Kosair Children's Hospital on her behalf on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
Brystol is a patient of the hospital and her family would like to give back by hosting this event. She suffers from Asplenia and Congenital Heart Disease.
Brystol is the daughter of Travis and Rae Childress of Cub Run.
South Edmonson Elementary had another successful Fall Festival last Friday at their annual event. They have submitted the following thank you letter to the entire community:
All KFB members are encouraged to take advantage of this great savings opportunity with their annual Florida Citrus Fruit Orders. To place an order call the Farm Bureau office at 270-597-2127. Orders will be taken through November 2nd, 2016.
The Edmonson County High School class of 1981 recently celebrated their 35th class reunion at the Brickyard Cafe in Bowling Green. Class member Bobby Joe Duncan said that everyone enjoyed the night, catching up, and talking about the "good ol' days."
ECHS Students Get Hand On Experience With Other Aspects Of Driving At "Sweet Sixteen Birthday Bash"
Edmonson Voice Staff, story and photos
Yes, the sweet sixteen. Going on dates, riding with friends, and enjoying your first taste of freedom as you get your driver's license and enjoy the first stages of being an adult. That, and car payments, insurance, distracted and impaired driving, plus all the other stuff that doesn't seem so cool.
Thanks to the Edmonson County Youth Services Center, talking about all that other stuff doesn't seem so bad with the school's "Sweet Sixteen Birthday Bash," a program that educates kids about many aspects of driving that are sometimes forgotten.
"Our Youth Services Center organizes this program each year in order to help make sure our newest drivers are more aware of the great responsibilities behind the wheel," said Jamie Carnes, Supervisor of State and Federal Programs of Edmonson County Schools.
Carnes said that such a large program was not possible without the help of local professionals who volunteer at the event. "We certainly appreciate what they do for our programs and students."
He also said the program seems to have a positive impact on the sophomore students each year.
"I think our kids learn a great deal from the program and, in turn, we hope our roadways are safer as a result"
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has reported that there is an escaped prisoner in Brownsville as of 8AM this morning.
Apparently Craig Troutman, 22, was able to get away from the courthouse this morning as he was scheduled to appear in court. Troutman is 5'11" and weighs 160 lbs.
The Sheriff's Office also reported that Troutman attempted to steal a car at Walden't BBQ but failed because the keys were not in the vehicle. He was last seen retreating into the woods behind the restaurant, on the east side of Washington Street.
"This is not a known violent offender and we have no reason to believe he would harm anyone, but we are urging residents to use extreme caution during this time," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "Lock your doors, don't answer the door for anyone you don't know, and please call 9-1-1 if you see anything suspicious at all."
The schools are currently on "lock-out," which means no one can enter or exit the buildings, but those inside are free to move about the schools. "Lock-down" means everyone is required to stay put, wherever that may be, however, that is not the case according to the Sheriff.
Troutman is in jail for burglary charges, including car theft. No further details are available at this time.
**UPDATE: Troutman has discarded his black and white prison shirt and orange shoes. The Sheriff's Office says he should be in a white tee shirt, dark gray sweatpants, and will be in sock feet.