Edmonson County Parks and Rec will sponsor a Hunters Education Range Day on November 10, 2016 at the Chalybeate Springs Sports Complex. The meeting will begin at 6pm sharp in the upstairs meeting room.
You must pre-register at www.kyfish&wildlife.gov then choose the "Range Day" link.
For more information, call 270-597-6623.
The Edmonson County Planning Commission has canceled their meeting for Tues. Nov. 8 because of Election Day and will reschedule the meeting for Tuesday evening Nov. 15 at 7 pm at Planning Office, Courthouse, Brownsville.
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce has announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 21 at 10 am at the Edmonson County Senior Pantry inside the Brownsville Community Center.
The Edmonson County Senior Pantry was established in 2012 by Volunteer Director Vickie Walker. Formally operated from the basement of the Edmonson County Health Department, the program has now found its new home inside the Community Center. With the assistance of Judge Cannon, Edmonson County Fiscal Court, and many volunteers, the new structure has a country western facade and many shelves to organize the food and household items that are donated to the program. The program serves county residents over the age of 60 with a limited income.
For more information about the program call 270-779-1203. All are welcome to the ribbon cutting. A ceremonial photo will be taken at 10:15 am.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander has announced that his office will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for Election Day.
The clerk and staff will be busy taking care of the election day activities and preparing for the total vote count and documentation that will follow in the office after the election.
Normal business hours are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8AM.
A Presidential election was held at Kyrock Elementary today where Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a large margin. A Kyrock spokesperson said the kids enjoyed learning about the election process and how to fill out a ballot.
They also said there were some 'creative' write-in votes as well.
Election day is tomorrow, November 8, 2016.
Mike and Joan Blanton will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on November 18, 2016. They will be treated to a special dinner by their children and grandchildren at Patti’s 1880’s Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
They were married November 18, 1966 in Edmonson County, Kentucky, by the Rev. Willie Doyle.
Mike is the son of Thelma and late Elmer Blanton. Joan is the daughter of the late Paul and Josie Skaggs.
They have three children, Michelle McCoy and her husband, Grant; Melissa Meinhardt and her husband, Billy; and Paul Blanton, all of the Chalybeate community in Edmonson County, Kentucky.
They have four grandchildren, Hilary Meredith and her husband, Austin; Cody Meinhardt; Samantha McCoy and Brady McCoy. They have one great-grandson, Kaynon Meredith.
by Greg Hudson
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, I had the honor of working with the Baseball and Softball board as they finished the first phase of building a new batting cage and repairing one that had been abandoned and in bad repair for almost 10 years. They started work at 7:00am and completed the first phase of work at about 3:15pm. The board members said they could not have completed the work without the help of the following businesses and volunteers:
Donors/Volunteers: Blugrass Materials, Edmonson County Road Dept., Kenny Hennion, Larry Coats, Bob Lich, Cam Lich
Baseball/Softball Board Members: Laura Thomas, Michael Meredith, Terry Alexander, Chad Clemmons, Carl Mills, Shawn McCombs, Stewart Lich.
Bluegrass Materials donated 35 tons of number 9 gravel, which was delivered by the Edmonson County Road Department. Kenny Hennion and Larry Coats donated their time and equipment to perform the work required to complete the first phase of the project. The second phase of the project will be completed this fall and the nets will be installed next March, just prior to practice starting.
This project was made possible only by the cooperation and partnership that has been established between the Baseball and Softball Board and the Parks and Recreation Department. I would like to thank the board for following through on their commitment to make improvements that directly affect their program and also make our park more user friendly to the public.
The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to provide quality programs and form partnerships that will benefit all who use our parks. Our partnership with the Baseball and Softball Board is an example of what can be accomplished when we work together. Thank you again to the Baseball and Softball Board and all who donated or volunteered your time to this project. Job well done!
The Parks and Recreation Department
Mr. Science (aka Mr. Jason Lindsey), spent the day with the students at Kyrock Elementary on Friday, November 4, showing them various science experiments and allowing students and teachers to join in on the fun.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon and Senior Food Pantry Coordinator Vickie Walker unveiled the newly constructed Senior Food Pantry, located inside the Brownsville Community Center.
The county had rented a space in a nearby building for use of the pantry, but Judge Cannon said he felt like it needed to be located elsewhere on county property. He said the cost of the entire project was far less than a year's worth of rent in the former location.
"We had lots of great help on this project," he said. "It was all done by volunteers and we sure appreciate them all."
The area was built to resemble an old-time general storefront with plenty of room for food storage and an office space.
Cannon performed much of the labor himself on the project and was joined by Todd Vincent, Vickie Walker, Anne Bullock, Bobby and Stacy Floyd, and members of the Great Onyx Job Corps carpentry division. Josh McCrady of Wall To Wall Design Center and R&J Builders also donated floor covering used inside the structure.
The facility is up and running, but Cannon said they plan on having an official grand opening celebration soon.
by Officer B.J. McCoy, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
With modern gun season opening November 12 for deer, many people are anxious to fill their freezer with some fresh meat. However, all hunters must following protocol to transition from the field to the freezer to keep their harvest legal.
First, make sure you have the appropriate licenses. Most hunters must have a Kentucky Hunting License AND a Deer Permit before you start hunting. Kentucky resident landowners, their spouses, and their dependent children hunting on their property are license/permit exempt. In most cases, to qualify as a dependent, your parents must claim you as such on their taxes. Generally, if your name is not on the deed and you are not a spouse or dependent child of the deed holder, you need a license.
The next step for a legal harvest requires logging your animal. Regardless of your license status, you must log the date, sex, and county of the harvest on your harvest log BEFORE you move the animal from the spot it was found. This log can be found on the back of your license. If you are license exempt, you must either print out a harvest log (fw.ky.gov) or create your own with an index card or piece of paper.
The final requirement to a legal harvest is Telechecking your deer. You can access the Telecheck system by phone (1-800-CHK-GAME) or online (fw.ky.gov). All harvested deer must be checked-in before midnight the day the animal is recovered, or before the hide or head is removed, whichever comes first. Once you have entered your information, you will be given a confirmation number to record on your harvest log. This confirmation number is critical as it acts as proof of a legal harvest. Entering false information into the Telecheck system, or entering someone else’s deer as your own, is a criminal offense.
I hope everyone has a safe and successful hunting season. Please remember to wear your orange (head and torso), ask permission, and thank the landowner. If you have any questions or need to report a violation, please call 1-800-25-ALERT.
Ravin and Mae Lindsey of Brownsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past Saturday, October 29, with friends and family. The couple was married on October 27, 1956.