Edmonson Voice Staff Report, photo: Darren Doyle
The Chalybeate Springs Hotel Springhouse has been added to The National Register of Historic Places among nine other Kentucky sites and historic districts in 2018, according to the National Park Service (NPS).
The small, modest building dates between 1875-1899, and is the last remaining structure on grounds where a rural mineral springs hotel and resort once stood, according to the National Register.
The list of new additions also include the most recent, Battery Bates and Battery Coombs Historic District in Covington, named for two Civil War cannon battery defensive fortifications built by the Union Army and located in what is known today as Devou Park.
Also listed was the Dr. Francis Joseph Halcomb, Jr. House in Scottsville, including a house with an original circa 1900 log structure and six outbuildings painted to simulate log construction. Dr. Halcomb was a native of Simpson County who practiced in Europe during World War II, then operated a medical office in Scottsville for more than 40 years.
Other listings this year included Pope Villa in Lexington, designed by early American architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe; the Bonnie Leslie Historic District in Bellevue, a 20th-century suburban neighborhood of single-family homes developed between 1920-1940; the Louisville Veteran’s Administration Hospital, a complex of 13 contributing buildings dating to 1952, part of the VA’s effort to provide a nationwide program of care for WWII veterans; and LeCompte Saloon in Louisville, a two-story brick commercial building dating to the mid-1880s, one of the earliest corner stores remaining in the historic Portland neighborhood.
Three Mason County sites were also listed. May’s Lick Negro School is a consolidated school built in 1920 for African Americans, a portion of which was funded by the Rosenwald Foundation; the Richard Durrett House is a brick, Federal-style house dating to about 1801, with an unusual floor plan featuring two front doors; and the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Monument in the Maysville-Mason County Cemetery is a 42-foot monument to Union efforts erected by the Joseph Heiser G.A.R. Post and dedicated in 1887.
The National Register is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation. Kentucky has the fourth-highest number of listings among states, with more than 3,400. Listing can be applied to buildings, objects, structures, districts and archaeological sites, and proposed sites must be significant in architecture, engineering, American history or culture.
Owners of National Register properties may qualify for state and federal tax credits for rehabilitation of these properties as certified by the Kentucky Heritage Council, or by making a charitable contribution of a preservation easement. National Register status does not affect property ownership rights but does provide a measure of protection against adverse impacts from federally funded projects.
The Chalybeate Springhouse is located on private property. Both the Kentucky Historical Society and the Edmonson County Historical Society unveiled an historical marker at Chalybeate Springs in June of 2016.
For more, or to review complete National Register nominations, visit www.heritage.ky.gov.
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Tony and Tammy Sanders recently won season tickets to Rupp Arena for this season's UK Wildcats men's basketball games through a raffle held by the Kentucky Postmaster's Association, or the UPMA.
The scholarship committee raffles these tickets annually as a fundraiser for their scholarship program. The winning ticket was sold by the Nick Tunks family. Tunks is a retired Postmaster and chairman of the KY UPMA scholarship committee.
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Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon has announced that the annual Halloween on the Square event and county trick-or-treating has been officially changed from Halloween night to Tuesday, October 30, 2018, due to the potential for thunderstorms.
While the event was originally set to be moved inside the community center in case of rain, Judge Cannon said that chances for thunderstorms are too great for Wednesday and that the safety of trick-or-treaters could be at risk.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but safety is our number one priority," Cannon said. "While we thought moving it inside in case of rain would work, the potential for thunderstorms caused us to reconsider. Even if we have it inside, people still have to be out and about, park, and walk around the square to get inside the building, and that's still a safety concern."
City activities are still on for Wednesday, October 31, 2018, according to Brownsville Utility Clerk Kim Brown.
"The mayor has not changed any city activities, and said he will not change them," she said.
Once again, County activities have been moved to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4pm-7pm.
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The ECHS band has been selected to compete at the Kentucky Music Educator Association Semi Finals in Lexington on Saturday October 27, 2018 after being one of the top eight competitors at Regionals last weekend.
At the Semi Finals on Saturday morning there will be eight bands from the eastern region and eight bands from the western region competing. The top four bands will compete in the State Finals Saturday evening.
Color Guard instructor Autumn Berry said “The kids have worked really hard and this is a big accomplishment that the program hasn't had since 2010.”
Thursday evening, the ECHS band had a community performance to showcase their talent and celebrate their successes so far in the competition.
“This is the most hardworking group I've had and I'm very proud of all their efforts. Our boosters have worked very hard fundraising for this competition and we are ready to go to Lexington” said Band Director John Woods. “The community has really stepped up, business have been very supportive and we are very thankful.”
by Terry Watts:
The lake level and surface temperature continues to fall, fast. Cool nights have lowered the surface temp to around 67 degrees. Elevation is about 5 feet below summer pool and falling fast.
Bass are shallow and taking small spinners and crankbaits off gravel and chunk rock banks. Mud flats have been productive when you find a ditch. A Buzz'n Speed Shad has been good on top.
A tip for the week is to go small in fall. Crappie are scattered and taking minnows in 10 to 15 feet of water.
Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.
Frankie Ashley, age 80, of Brownsville departed this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. The Edmonson County native was born on December 24, 1937 to the late Bert and Jewel Stewart Ashley. He was married to Sharon Kay Ashley, who preceded him in death.
Frankie retired from Eaton Corporation as a machinist. He was a member of Sweeden Missionary Baptist Church, Washington Meredith Masonic Lodge #355 F&AM and the Chief Union Steward. Frankie was well known for his accomplishments in trap-shooting, and being the pitcher of the Southern Kentucky American Legion Junior Baseball team that won numerous state championships.
He leaves to honor his memory-- three sons, Lee Ashley of Bee Spring, Jeff Ashley of Bee Spring and Shane Ashley of Brownsville; one step daughter, Jennifer Rumsey (Gabriel) of Bowling Green; one grandson, Jasper Ashley; three step grandchildren, Rob Hogan, Gabbie Rumsey and Lily Branstetter and three brothers, Michael Ashley (Ruth Ann) of Mayfield; Minor Ashley of Sweeden and Timmy Ashley of Mammoth Cave. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings and one son, Jerry Ashley.
Interment will be in Sweeden Cemetery.
3 - 8 pm, Thursday, October 25, 2018
9 - 10:30 am, Friday, October 26, 2018
Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel
11 am, Friday, October 26, 2018
Sweeden Church Cemetery
Chamber of Commerce To Host Ceremony
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce has announced the upcoming events for Down Home Primitives in Brownsville on November 9th and 10th.
According to the Chamber, Down Home Primitives is owned and operated by Ken and Mary Puckett. "After making primitives for several years they decided to open a shop to showcase their craftsmanship," said a statement from the Chamber. "Since opening November 4, 2017 their product line has expanded from just handmade Primitives to also include Farmhouse and home decor. They also deliver to local funeral homes."
They are celebrating their one-year anniversary with a Christmas Open House on November 9th and 10th from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Refreshments will be served and for those that have registered, prizes will be given away.
The Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Saturday, November 10 at 11am.
"All are welcome to come out for some holiday cheer and to celebrate this creative and beautiful business in our community," said Rhonda Clemmons, Chamber of Commerce Director.
Down Home Primitives is located at 210 S. Main Street in Main Street Center. They can be contacted at 270-597-8475 or 270-779-4784 or on Facebook/ Down Home Primitives.
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One of the latest health trends popping up everywhere in shops and retail locations, CBD oil products, can now be found locally. Local business Alford's Pharmacy & Drive Thru now carries the product and is sharing information about CBD with the public.
"We take our reputation and trust built in the community very seriously," said owner Kasey Alford. "Putting our patients' best interests first and foremost contributes to our decision to carry any new products. To support a new product that will be offered at Alford's Pharmacy, all CBD products will be 10% off from now until Saturday, October 27."
Alford says that CBD, (Cannabidiol) is a product that his pharmacy has extensively researched for the past year. Through this research, he said they've determined there is no denying the benefits of CBD for many ailments, including insomnia, pain, arthritis, migraines, and even seizures.
"Will CBD work for 100% of people? No," said Alford. "Is CBD something many people could find beneficial? We feel confident the answer is absolutely. CBD is an investment into your health, plain and simple."
According to Alford, finding a supplier that rivaled their standards out of countless suppliers was a difficult decision. Kentucky was a national leader in the benefits of hemp, so preferring to support local by partnering with a Kentucky supplier, while at the same time finding a supplier that has consistency in their product, led them to Extract Wellness.
"Extract Wellness owns the genus to the hemp seeds they use," he said. "That's complicated language for they grow the exact same plants all the time, which means each bottle produced is made from the same source consistently. Many suppliers may grow their product in Kentucky; however, it could be a "blend" of hemp from various sources. Meaning that you may purchase one bottle that works great once, but the next bottle you purchase doesn't work as well. That could mean that the main source of the "blended" hemp was from a different source than the first bottle. The consistency Extract Wellness provides stands above other CBD products that are offered elsewhere."
Alford also noted that Extract Wellness produces a natural formulation "Full Spectrum" (containing less than 1% THC) and a 0% THC option.
"We offer both options at our pharmacy, along with an educated staff to assist patients in determining which choice will best fit their needs."
Alford said that over the years, his pharmacy has tried to make saving patients money a priority, and they will always continue that effort; however, CBD is not inexpensive no matter where it's purchased.
"Extract Wellness not only has the consistency but also the price points that are very competitive with all others suppliers in the market. Call or come by Alford's Pharmacy to speak to our knowledgeable pharmacists & staff about our CBD products."
Samples are also available to those interested. All CBD products will be 10% off at Alford's Pharmacy & Drive Thru from now until Saturday, October 27th.
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Mutts N Suds Pet Grooming is pleased to announce the official Grand Opening of their facility in Brownsville, KY located at 210 S Main St., Suite #107 in the Main St. Center, according to a release from the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
The event is scheduled for Saturday November 10th, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11am followed by refreshments. The first ten customers will receive vouchers for discounts on grooming services. In addition, everyone in attendance will be entered in a drawing held for pet grooming gift certificates, according to the Chamber.
"Mutts N Suds Pet Grooming is a new, innovative shop focused on providing pet grooming services to enhance the look of your pet," said the statement. "Services include but are not limited to, baths, haircuts, blow-outs, paw maintenance and de-shedding treatments."
"Mutts N Suds is owned and operated by Priscilla Abrams who has over 14 years of experience in grooming and training dogs. She is Certified through Animal Behavior College. She has experience in training and styling at least 200 dogs of all breeds and sizes."
"At Mutts and Suds Pet Grooming they love pets and they believe pets make us better people. Everyday with every connection, Priscilla’s passionate skills help bring pet parents closer to their pets, so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything they do for their customers, the way they support one another and they we give back to our community."
"We welcome the community out to join us for the ribbon cutting event" said Rhonda Clemmons, Chamber Director.
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Don't miss these upcoming community events sponsored by Edmonson County Parks and Rec:
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Community Performance and Sendoff Scheduled at the ECHS football field this Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.
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Last weekend, the ECHS Marching Wildcat Band went to regional quarterfinals competition at Warren East High School and competed against bands from across the western part of the state in Class AA and left qualifying for the KMEA State Semifinals in Lexington, KY next weekend. To make it to the semi-finals, ECHS had to place in the top eight.
This is the first time since 2010 that the ECHS Wildcat Band has qualified for semifinals, and the excitement is high, according to a statement from the band. The ECHS Wildcat Band would like to invite everyone to a community performance at the ECHS Football Field this Thursday October 25 at 6 p.m.
"A lot goes into competitive marching — it’s not just standing around playing pep tunes," the band booster organization said in a statement. "Preparing a cohesive show, with a musical theme and precision-fueled drill scheme, bands full of woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard — those with the colored flags — (then, travel to the contest) in hopes to earn high marks, which will put them in position to go to “State” at the end of the season to compete against the very best."
ECHS now moves on to the semis this Saturday. Sixteen of the best bands in the class will gather at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, KY; the best four moves on to the finals, also in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Kroger Field.
Ticket information for semifinals and finals competitions can be found at https://kmea.org/kmea-marching-band-information/#tickets
Please click the ad below to register online. You must pre-register in order to attend the event.
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