Area News

Quarterly Chamber Breakfast

Student programs By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The September 24th Chamber of Commerce Breakfast celebrated 25 years of the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce. President Torrie Osbon presented a historical summary of the chamber. Originally incorporated on February 13, 1986, by 16 members, the chamber office was not established until its revitalization in 1994…

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Fiscal Court – Resolving rendering plant issues

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The September 24th meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court was somewhat uneventful as the co-owner of AgRenew, Matt Gibson was unable to attend due to a previous engagement in Ohio. Gibson did, however, meet the prior week with some of the residents being affected by the smells coming…

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What the candidates will debate

MCYR and The Edmonton-Herald News team to bring debate to you By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   What inspired a public debate for this special election? Thanks to the efforts of the Metcalfe County Young Republicans, on October 10th, the candidates for Metcalfe County Sheriff will partake in a public…

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Quilts for Heroes

The ‘Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild’, in partnership with Metcalfe County VFW Post 6281 and American Legion Post 65, would like to honor the many men and women military veterans from Metcalfe County. As a symbol and token of thanks, solace and remembrance to those who served our country, we will be making an annual presentation of…

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Donation returned

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court held its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at the Metcalfe County Government Center with all in attendance. Judge/Executive Harold Stilts relayed that “Due to the court not being able to satisfy Sumitomo on the stage they wanted built in the courthouse yard,…

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Winning way: 4-H Shooting Sports

  Metcalfe County 4-H youth participated last weekend in the State 4-H Shoot. The 22 pistol, 22 long rifle, air rifle, and air pistol teams shot Saturday at Bluegrass Sportsman League in Wilmore, KY. The teams consisted of the following students in these age decisions: 9-11 Kelsey Shive Sarah Hurt Justin Lessenberry Oaklee Fugate Issac…

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SEWS Comments on fiscal court actions

Matt Adams General Manager of General Affairs and Human Resources Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc., (SEWS), would like to comment on the actions taken today by the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court regarding the decision to return the $10,000 donation made by SEWS to the County during the 30th Anniversary celebration of SEWS in 2017. In…

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City votes on tax rates

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The September Edmonton City Council meeting was held on Tuesday, September 10th due to Labor Day falling the previous week. All were in attendance except Councilmember Teresa Hamlett whose husband is still hospitalized. The second reading of the 2020 Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Property Tax Rate Ordinance #2019-20-02…

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Immigration, health care, and NAFTA

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Congressman James Comer held a town hall meeting in Metcalfe County on September 3rd at the Metcalfe County Judicial Center. “What I do at the town halls is give a brief update on what’s going on in Washington and then turn it over for questions.” The Congressman stated…

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