Area News

Education Ethel, canine companion

By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager Hornet pride is countywide, But when visitors enter the doors of the Metcalfe County Board of Education, they are greeted by a friendly and furry unofficial mascot, Ethel. “Ethel showed up back in April.  She was first seen up at the park at softball games.  She then started going back…

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Metcalfe County Schools – Clean Audit Report

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division At last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education, Jeff Sprowles of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles & Associates presented a summary of the audit performed by the CPA firm. “The district again has received a clean opinion,” stated Sprowles. The total current assets are $4,572,558. KEMI…

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Extension assesses community needs

  By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager On behalf of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, the Metcalfe County Extension Office has hosted two community forums to help assess Metcalfe County’s needs. One forum was held in Summer Shade and one was held in Sulphur Well. The attendants- who were asked five poignant questions about…

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Still Time to Pack a Shoebox

  By Cindy Scott Operation Christmas Child is a project that Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, has been associated with many years.  Beginning in 2001, Hart County became associated with this tremendous effort.  Can you imagine your child not only being satisfied but beyond excited to receive one small shoebox on Christmas morning?  One…

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Paying the Price with this Kroger Charge

  WASHINGTON – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct. 24 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The indictment was announced by…

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November 14, Third Annual Utility Scam Awareness Day

 LG&E and KU among more than 100 utilities urging consumers to stay vigilant As a member of the award-winning Utilities United Against Scams, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are continuing efforts to remind consumers of the tactics scammers use to steal money and to educate consumers on how they can guard…

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Baby Steps – Vietnam veterans helping each other

By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager These days retired Marine Corps Sergeant, Stanley Ford of Metcalfe County, takes life one step at a time. Since the age of 35, Ford has struggled with the painful and inescapable retro-active effects of agent orange. When asked about his heroic service in Vietnam in the 1960s, he responds with…

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Election 2018

The air was tense with apprehension in the historic courthouse last week as the results of the general election were read aloud by County Attorney Barry Gilley. One of the most game-changing elections of recent times, the people of Edmonton and Metcalfe County elected a new Mayor and County Judge/Executive, as well as a new…

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Edmonton City Council – Motion Rescinded

  By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division Council member Cathy Nunn addressed the council, “I just want to make a motion that we rescind the motion that was made to have the fire department pay half of their electric bill.” The motion was approved unanimously with no discussion. A date was scheduled tentatively for…

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