Edmonson Voice Report: (photos courtesy of Kyrock Elementary)
Staff and administration enjoyed Halloween today while dressing up along with students.
Can you name all these fun characters? Leave your comments below.
Edmonson County Fiscal Court is accepting applications for the Parks and Recreation Director Position:
Applications can be picked up at the Edmonson County Judge Executive Office Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Applications can also be requested via email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application be emailed to you. Deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2023. Completed applications or resumes can be submitted via email to the email address above or dropped off at the Judge Executive Office.
Edmonson County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer.
Purpose of Job:
This position is responsible for the development and management of recreation, facilities, programs, and special events offered by the Edmonson County Parks and Recreation Department. The position also requires assuming the duties of grounds maintenance at all county owned parks. It requires some evening, weekend, and holiday hours in addition to the regular work week. It is a full-time position.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the job if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this job.
Edmonson Voice Report:
One of the county's most popular events, Halloween on the Square, is returning to...well, the square this Halloween.
The event was moved to Chalybeate Sports Complex and Park during the COVID pandemic but is returning to the Brownsville square for 2023.
"We are trying to encourage a large community involvement since we are bringing it back to the square, we have had lots of requests for the event to be returned to the square from the community," said a statement from the Judge/Executive's Office.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st from 4pm to 7pm on the square and booths and organizations are asked to sign up to distribute candy. Call 270-597-2819 to sign up for your space.
MAMMOTH CAVE, KY –The Sloan’s Crossing Pond Walk trail and picnic area at Mammoth Cave National Park will close from Oct. 24 until late spring 2024 to complete a rehabilitation project of the wooden boardwalk that circles the pond. Work includes installation of new decking material and repair of existing overlook areas.
Construction impacts to the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail will be minimal. A detour has been installed for pedestrians and cyclists to bypass the construction area.
To learn about other hiking options at Mammoth Cave National Park during construction visit our Hiking page.
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Online bids are being accepted now. Live auction is November 1, 2023 at 11AM at 425 South Main Street, Leitchfield, KY 42754.
Darren Doyle, story:
Jerry Patton was inducted into the Kentucky Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Friday, October 20th at the annual KY State Singing Convention.
Brother Jerry, a longtime local minister, pastor, and businessman, developed a love for singing as a boy at Sweeden Missionary Baptist Church. He led singing there for a number of years until he was married to his longtime wife, Marilyn Webb Patton and moved his membership to Pleasant Union United Baptist.
He began singing in quartets around this time, first with the Commanders in 1965 to 1970, singing lead. He was soon after called to preach and ordained into the ministry in 1975 but would later sing again in a family group called The Cornerstones, where he sang bass along with daughter Andrea Brantley, nephew Adam Cottongim, and friend, LeeAnna Dennison.
Most recently, Brother Jerry has sang with The Golden Keys and his current group, the Caveland Quartet, which is scheduled to sing at the upcoming benefit event for Pam and Anthony Madison at Edmonson County High School on Saturday, November 18th.
NOTICE FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURE SERVICES
EDMONSON COUNTY SCHOOLS IS REQUESTING A LETTER OF INTEREST FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR THE KYROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPLACEMENT.
QUALIFIED ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS SHALL INDICATE THEIR INTEREST BY EMAILING A ONE- PAGE LETTER OF INTEREST TO CALLIE BELILES AT CALLIE.BELILES@EDMONSON.KYSCHOOLS.US. LETTERS OF INTEREST SHALL BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 12 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 3, 2023.
LETTERS OF INTEREST RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE & TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. EDMONSON COUNTY SCHOOLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS.
PROPOSERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION KENTUCKY ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS AND SPECIFICALLY, 702 KAR 4:160.
If you're looking for a move-in ready home that offers peaceful, easy living, and convenience, then this is it! This 4-bedroom, 2-bath brick ranch home in Brownsville is within walking distance to grocery, schools, banking, and restaurants.
The spacious kitchen features solid oak cabinets, pantry, and a nice view of the peaceful and spacious backyard that can accommodate all of your family outdoor activities. Other great features include a bonus room that is great for storage and hobbies, covered back porch, natural stone patio, metal roof, and triple pane windows.
Small town charm combines with many great updated features making this a rare opportunity for you to purchase an exceptional quality home!
Call or message 270-246-0153 to schedule a tour.
Don't miss out on the free activities offered at the Edmonson County Public Library this Friday, October 13th.
The Barren River Area Safe Spot (BRASS) Autumn Sale is coming back to the library with the hope of helping those in need. Everything purchased will go to help those who have suffered from domestic violence. The event is scheduled from 9AM to 1PM.
"A Haunted Movie Night at the Library" is then set for 5PM and will feature "Disney's Haunted Mansion" (2023), which is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and scary action.
Click here to Register to attend A Haunted Movie Night at the Library.
Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Public Library is hosting a new event on Saturday, October 21st, "The Harvest Celebration."
All events will be free for kids that include a cake walk, costume contest, scarecrow contest, will all sorts of fun and games.
While the food and games will be free, there will be vendors available for extra shopping.
"We have tried to recreate the classic ole' time fall celebration feel that you might remember from your childhood," said Katie Bullock, Library Marketing Director. "We feel that bringing special traditions, such as this back to the community is necessary and needed. We hope the community feels the same."
A note of thanks:
The family of PFC Thomas Franklin Brooks would like to express our sincere and deepest gratitude for the amazing homecoming for Uncle Frank. From the time that his plane departed Hawaii until his burial at Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, he was honored by family, friends, the military and untold others who desired to show their respect for a young man who gave his life so many years ago.
The flags, flowers, yellow bows and ribbons, banners, posters and tributes throughout this county and our community have truly touched our hearts. Each step along this journey is almost indescribable, as we cannot capture the emotions or explain our feelings. It was overwhelming at times and tears flowed unashamedly for what we witnessed and experienced.
We appreciated every person who honored the procession with respectful silence, standing at salute, hands over hearts, heads bowed, hats removed and the flags that were waved. We loved seeing the children standing attentive and being curious. These images are forever etched in our hearts.
We are thankful for our military and all who have served our country; and we are thankful to each of you who support them. Please know that we felt your support.
Our family is forever thankful for a country that still believes in bringing our missing home and to a community that embraced his return. You will never know how this has touched our hearts and made us feel even more proud to call Edmonson County our home. “Thank You” from the bottom of our hearts.
There is no way that we can list all who have donated their time, money, or labor to help us prepare for his homecoming. It was well beyond all expectations. Every act of kindness or support, small or great, was noticed by someone. If we have omitted you, please accept our sincere apology, as it was unintended.
Our hope and prayers are that his life will be an inspiration and his legacy will be remembered. May God Bless you and may God continue to bless the United States of America.
Sincerely, a grateful family,
Gerald Carroll, great nephew
With special thanks to:
AND ESPECIALLY: The community of Edmonson County
By no fault of the seller, this rare property is back on the market! Looking for your very own private oasis, that's still within minutes of Bowling Green? Look no further! Nestled on 57 quiet, country acres, this brick ranch is all one level, hosts four bedrooms, and has been recently renovated.
Move-in ready, and featuring water-proofed flooring, fresh paint, granite, tiled backsplashes, and updated fixtures throughout. The adjoining acreage boasts a charming, rustic cabin overlooking the large stocked, spring fed pond; several trails and creeks, are scattered throughout the property, making it perfect for trail rides, hiking, or hunting, the possibilities are endless with a combination of woods and pasture land.
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