Area News

Ringing the Bell for Literacy

Last week 105 children from MCES participated in Ringing the Bell for Literacy at the historic courthouse. The annual event, which is a partnership between the elementary school, the Metcalfe County Public Library and fiscal court, is a way for children to celebrate learning to read.

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Something Stinks

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   District 4 Magistrate Ronnie Miller among other officials have been fielding complaints about the horrid smell coming from the rendering plant located on the Greensburg Road for months. In an effort to discuss the issues with the new representatives of AgRenew, several residents of the area along…

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Metcalfe Awarded Road Funds

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, May 14th was standing room only as the first guest speaker Mark Welsh of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department, Rural and Municipal Aid announced that Metcalfe County was being awarded $585,000 in discretionary funds for road improvements. The funds…

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Farm Safety Day 2019

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last week 350 students from MCMS were transported to picturesque Hawkins Farm near Randolph to learn about the various aspects of farm safety in a real-world environment. Dozens of booths and learning stations were set up across the farm. Topics included everything from chainsaw,…

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City of Edmonton – The water is rising

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The monthly meeting of the Edmonton City Council was held on Monday, May 6th with special guest Andy Lange, Assistant Director for Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) who presented a survey of the water and sewer rates. The cost of compiling the survey was paid by the…

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Choosing teams?

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   In a surprising turn of events, Page Edwards was dismissed Tuesday as the Director of Parks and Recreation by Mayor Doug Smiths. The dismissal appears to have arisen from a discussion at the Edmonton City Council meeting on Monday night. During Edwards monthly report she noted that…

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Reviving Summer Shade

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In southern Metcalfe County on KY Highway 90, nestled between Edmonton, Tompkinsville and Burkesville is a tiny hamlet of Summer Shade, known for its charming summer-esque name.   Like many small towns in rural counties, Summer Shade has a decline of local businesses and…

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To market, to market

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Metcalfe County Farmers’ Market has reopened for the season, with more to offer the community. “We have several new vendors. The Pie Hole Bakery has joined the market and has some amazing baked bread, cinnamon rolls, cakes, and other goodies. We also have…

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Metcalfe Sports: Lady Hornets Tennis

By Thomas Wampler Jobe Regional Sports Gallagher #1 and Deckard #2 in singles; Coleman and Devore doubles champs Members of the Lady Hornet tennis team took top honors at the District 16 tournament held last week at the Russell Estes Tennis Courts in Edmonton. Kylee Coleman and Gabby Devore took the doubles championship. Konnor Gallagher…

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Fiscal Court: Disaster projects in the works

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The April 23rd meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court was short one magistrate, Ronnie Miller who was absent due to sickness. EMS Director Emory Kidd presented new updates on the Reece Hurt Road tile project. “The tile has dropped another foot and a half.” Last year…

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