Derek Curtis, story and photos
On November 21, 2016, Edmonson County Cub Scout Pack 597 celebrated the awarding of five Arrow of Light Awards, the highest award a Cub Scout can achieve. To achieve this award, the Scouts were led by Den Leader Aaron Willis, who was subsequently honored by the Scouts for his leadership over the past 4.5 years.
During their venture to achieve the Arrow of Light, the Scouts became efficient in first aid, camping, fitness, and citizenship to name a few. The Scouts achieving the Arrow of Light were Dakotah Curtis, Brycen Daniels, Tristan Lucas, Levi Meredith and Jason Willis. After the Scouts were awarded the Arrow of Light, the Scouts joined Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597.
Prior to joining Troop 597, the twelve points of the Boy Scout Law were read in depth: "A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent." All five Scouts agreed to live according to the Scout Law. The ceremony to join Edmonson County Troop 597 was conducted by the current Boy Scouts: Haydn Burrell, Dalton Curtis, Derick Jaggers, and J.T. Stewart. After the Scouts were accepted into Edmonson County Troop 597, a letter was read to the Scouts from Representative Brett Guthrie:
“Congratulations on officially becoming a Boy Scout! Your hard work and leadership are to be commended.
The Second District of Kentucky is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated individual. I join your family and friends in applauding you, and I wish you every success in your future endeavors
– Brett Guthrie”
The Scouts recognized District Executive Jonathan Boles for his work to help establish Edmonson County Troop 597 by presenting him a Troop 597 Neckerchief that each Scout had signed. Edmonson County Cub Scout Pack 597 and Troop 597 are sponsored by the Edmonson County Lions Club.
Don't miss this great event! This Saturday!
Parade participants will line up at Edmonson County High School beginning at 4pm. No one will be allowed to line up after 5:45pm for safety purposes.
Abney & Amstutz Eye Center, located at 100 Park Place, Suite #4 Brownsville, KY, 42210, now welcome Dr. Sam Hargus to their office. Give them a call today at 270-968-0203 or click the ad below to visit their website.
Darren Doyle, story and photo
If you've ever been to Edmonson County Circuit Court Clerk Tanya Hodges' office, you've probably wondered why there's a Christmas tree up all year long. The truth is, it's only a Christmas tree during the Christmas season. Throughout the rest of the year, it's decorated for the appropriate holiday at the time.
Currently, you'll find a "Thanksgiving Tree," decorated with colored leaves designed by the fourth grade classes of South Edmonson Elementary.
"The students wrote what they are thankful for on the leaves for me to hang on the tree," said Circuit Court Clerk Hodges. "We decorate the tree for all different seasons. I thought this was very nice of them and they deserved some credit."
The leaves were decorated by fourth graders from classes of Mrs. Kim Taylor, Mrs. Lisa Basil, Mrs. Heather White and Mrs. Heather Deweese.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
Senior Food Pantry Coordinator Vickie Walker celebrated the official ribbon cutting of the newly constructed Senior Food Pantry, located inside the Brownsville Community Center today along with volunteers, officials, and the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
Several months ago, Judge Executive Wil Cannon thought that constructing a new pantry inside the community center would be better use of county funds than paying rent in another building. The total price for the entire project was less than one year's rent in the former location.
"I want to thank all of Edmonson County for this," said Walker. "We just appreciate everyone's help so much."
She also thanked the Great Onyx Job Corps Carpentry division and Judge Cannon.
"None of this would've even been possible without Judge Cannon's work on this," she said.
She also credited Deputy Jailer Todd Vincent for his hard work and design help of the structure. Also attending was State Senator-elect Steve Meredith.
Walker also presented Judge Cannon a plaque in appreciation for his labor, help, and his role in seeing the project completed. "I don't feel like I deserve this," Cannon said. "She's the hero, not me. She volunteers here all the time."
Those in attendance enjoyed fellowship and refreshments afterwards.
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Kyrock Elementary and friends have collected 2330 ounces, or just over 145 pounds of aluminum can pull tabs since last November. School officials said the tabs will be recycled and the funds will go the Nashville Ronald McDonald House and Family Room.
Each year, schools across the country join forces to help Ronald McDonald facilities and Kyrock was one of 59 schools throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama that collected for Nashville.
"Kyrock students proudly contribute to this charity for hospitalized children and their families," the school said. "The community is asked to also collect and leave pull tabs at the school office. Volunteers will package and weigh donations throughout the year for next year's pull tab challenge."
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The Edmonson County Family Resource Centers still need assistance with the adoption of some Christmas Angels that are available. The program helps underprivileged families ease the burden of Christmas shopping and provides gifts to those that might not otherwise have opportunity.
Not all gifts are toys and games. Several items presented to the kids include clothing, basic needs, and personal hygiene products.
Any donations are accepted, but a gift in the amount of $100-$150 will help one needy Edmonson County student have a little brighter Christmas this year. You can also choose a specific child and do the shopping yourself. Several wish lists from the students are available.
For more information on this wonderful county program, please contact 270-597-9866 or call the Edmonson County Board of Education and ask for the Family Resource Center.
Here comes another exciting opportunity from Alan Kepple, Realtor and Auctioneer with Hunt Auctions, Saturday, November 19th at 10:03am. Featuring a three bedroom, two bath, 1624sq ft home with some nice updated features. Easy walk down to beautiful Rhoda Creek! Click the flyer or any of the photos below to contact Alan directly via Facebook, or call/text 270-791-2288.
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce has announced that their annual dinner will be Thursday, November 17, 2016 and will return to Mammoth Cave Hotel in Mammoth Cave National Park. The hotel will be open and serving their tradition delights. The evening begins with a social gathering at 6 PM and Dinner and Banquet to begin at 6:30 PM.
All Gold, Silver, and Bronze Partner Level Members will receive their information packets by November 1. Tickets will be available for $25 each and can be purchased directly by clicking here on the Chamber's website, edmonsonchamber.com. Edmonson County Tourism Commission will co-sponsor the event again this year. Prizes to be awarded include Citizen of the Year, and Business of the Year. Tourism Volunteers will also be recognized.
For more information about the dinner, or to reserve a ticket call 270-597-2222.
CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW TO PURCHASE DIRECTLY VIA the edmonsonchamber.com website.
Tonight will be the final performance of South Edmonson Elementary's production of "The Lion King," the school has announced. There are approximately 80 students in the cast, ranging from kindergarten to 4th grade.
This Broadway style performance will take place at the ECHS auditorium promptly at 7PM. Tickets are $8 for adults (12 and over) and $6 for children. Those 2 and under are free if not occupying a seat.
"This is truly a magical and inspiring performance from these young and gifted performers," a spokesperson said. "Please join us in bringing the magic of Broadway to our community."
Vintage wood windows for sale, dates range from 50's to 70's. Good condition, glass is intact. Frames show normal wear. Assorted sizes and shapes, great for using as frames, collages, wall art, etc. These can be turned into beautiful fall, Christmas, or home decor projects.
Some are white that have been painted brown, some are stained wood. Available in two major sizes: 19" x 32" (small) and 32" x 36" large). Most are without grids, limited number with grids are available. Small windows are $10 each, large ones are $15. Call or text 270-791-0215, located in Edmonson County.
Also added to the festivities: Willie 94.1 will be there from 11am-1pm with gift cards, along with Mike's Cycle World who will be giving away an ATV!
Once again, our friends at C&C Firearms find yet another way to give back to the community. Please help this worthy cause that will be appreciated so many.