Area News

Chamber names Educator of the Year & Educator Idol of the Year

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Educator of the Year The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Benny Lile as the 2019 Metcalfe County Educator of the Year, and Mr. Elbert Hunley, Jr. as the 2019 Metcalfe County Educator Idol of the Year. Each year the chamber…

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In Appreciation – Library hosts annual luncheon

  Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Each year the Metcalfe County Public Library gathers state and local officials together for a meal to say thank you for their support. This year, there were many new faces and some familiar ones as well. Those in attendance expressed their appreciation as well.…

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Butler County Fiscal Court – Budgets, Road Department Position, and County Park Maintenance

By Carelissa Young Reporter/Photographer Butler Banner/Republican The Butler County Fiscal court met for regular session Monday, April 22.  Melissa Mudd was guest speaker in attendance representing Hamilton & Ryker Workforce-solutions; explaining the company’s history and impact on rural towns.  Amanda White from the Butler County Boys and Girls Club discussed its mission and importance for…

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 14th – 20th National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – Judge/Executive Harold Stilts signed a proclamation honoring the men and women who keep our city and county safe. Pictured (L-R): EMS Director Emory Kidd, Sheriff’s Deputy David Page, City Clerk Dawn Devore, Sheriff’s Deputy Lonnie Hodges, Dispatchers Beth Wilson Teresa Kitchens, and David Holley, City…

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Coach Hurt Promoted to District Director

Metcalfe County Schools have announced today Metcalfe County Middle School assistant principal and Metcalfe County High School girls basketball head coach Josh Hurt will be the district’s new Director of Instruction. Subsequently, Hurt is stepping down as girls’ basketball coach. Hurt has been an educator for 22 years and the assistant principal at Metcalfe County…

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Chamber Breakfast – State, City, and County updates

  By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce held its first Chamber Breakfast of 2019 on Tuesday with President Torrie Osbon welcoming a sold-out crowd to the event. The Metcalfe County Public Library was presented the Business of the Quarter award. “It is a fitting tribute that we honor…

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Bids and Budget

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The April 9th meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court began with the opening of the single bid received for the Sheriff’s Department vehicle. The bid of $28,937 from Don Franklin Ford in Columbia for a 2019 Ford Explorer using bid incentives for the State of Kentucky was…

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Planning for the future

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Edmonton City Council members voted on several items at the April 1st meeting affecting the future plans of Edmonton. Mayor Doug Smith began by asking City Clerk Dawn Devore to present the results of the Request for Qualification (RFQ) advertisement for Engineers for the Water Improvement…

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Roads remain a concern

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet FY 2019/20 Rural Secondary Program allotment was presented by Civil Engineer Heath Crawford and Branch Manager Blake Williams at the Tuesday, March 26th fiscal court meeting per KRS 177.330. The rural municipal aid funds allotted to Metcalfe County for rural and secondary roads in…

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Girl Power X 4

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. “I’ve laughed with people, I’ve cried with people. I’ve done first haircuts and watched their little faces light up. It’s only just hair, it’s so much more,” said Katie Elder-Smith, one of the proprietors of Polished Salon & Spa in Edmonton. Polished opened in 2013…

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