Area News

County Clerk’s Settlement

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Tuesday, February 26th meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court began on a pleasant note as Metcalfe County Clerk Carol E. Chaney presented a check for $53,861 in excess fees for the 2018 Final Settlement. Chaney reported a receipt total of $1,863,247.53 and disbursements totaling $1,809,386.53. The…

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A burglar on the loose

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division There have been several burglaries in the last couple of weeks in Edmonton. On the night of February 18th, a person or persons broke into MFS Alliance on South Main Street. According to Barney Withers thieves damaged the side door and gained entrance into the feed room. They…

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Vanished – Amber Shirley, Six week’s missing

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. “We have exhausted every lead and if anyone knows anything, no one is talking about it,” said Kentucky State Police Officer Nick Hale, Post 15-Columbia, of Amber Shirley of Edmonton. “She is very ghostly.” The fifteen-year-old teen went missing for the second time late on the…

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Leadership Butler County

The Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce and the Butler County Extension made a big announcement during the Chamber Luncheon on Feb. 28.  Both are partnering together to off Leadership Butler County.  The four-session program will begin on April 17.  For a minimal fee, participants can get a better look at what it takes to improve…

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Transportation attends Fiscal Court meeting

Edmonson’s Fiscal Court had a few visitors at the last fiscal court meeting.  Gray Tomlin, Mark Welch, Wes Watt, Heath Crawford, Joe Plunk, and Clifton Hurley, members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet attended the meeting.  They were seeking input and recommendations on their roads to find areas which needed immediate attention.  Several magistrates offered roads in…

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A charm all her own

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division “I could tell you a lot of stories,” laughed Bedie Smith. Considering Ms. Bedie is 95 years young, she probably could. Bedie is a resident at the Metcalfe Healthcare Center and is so well loved that many of the staff call her “Ma.” One staff member remarked that…

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City gets a clean audit

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Edmonton City Council met in a specially called meeting on February 19th to hear representatives of Taylor, Polson, and Company Certified Public Accountants present their audit summary for the fiscal year 2017-2018. CPA Jeff Carter began by summarizing the first paragraph of the audit report by explaining…

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Terry Edwards – A life of volunteer service

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. In Metcalfe County, the name Terry Edwards is synonymous with community service. A native of Metcalfe County, his roots run deep and his love of community is evident. He has helped his home county in many ways including, but perhaps the most well-known is his service…

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Let’s go to the Freeze

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division There is nothing like a good handmade milkshake on a hot summer afternoon and you can still get them in Edmonton at Gene’s Freeze. Gene’s Freeze or ‘The Freeze’ as it is known locally was opened on August 31, 1958, by Gene and Geneva Wyatt, during the drive-in…

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African Americans in Metcalfe history

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. In observance of African American History month, we take a glimpse into Metcalfe County’s past, and remember the African American people and communities who helped establish the county: Fountain Clark Fountain Clark of the Summer Shade Community, better known as “Uncle Fount” helped develop commerce…

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