Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Our office was flooded over the last couple of days with everything from "there's a man rolling a huge globe" to "somebody's playing with a giant ball in the road!" Well, no matter what you thought it was, everything was ok, as it was actually a man named Erik Bendl, also known as the "World Guy."
Bendl is from Louisville and he pushes his giant globe along the highways to raise awareness for diabetes. He doesn't meet a stranger and he shares his story with everyone who'll take a moment to listen.
He came through the northern part of the county on Thursday where he stopped at Bee Spring Restaurant to have a meal and from there he headed south towards Smiths Grove where he ended up this morning, stopping at Kyrock Elementary, various places in Brownsville, and Chalybeate Food Mart on Saturday.
Mr. Bendl is attempting to walk to Hopkinsville, over the route of the solar eclipse viewing area. He made many stops and shared dozens of photos of his Edmonson County stops and new friends on his Facebook Page, where you can view by clicking here. You can also view more photos and videos on his official World Guy Page by clicking here.