Edmonton News

A damned dam

By PJ Martin Editor Edmonton Herald-News Once again what to do about the Dunham Lake Dam is the topic of discussion. On October 3, the state inspectors were in Edmonton to look over the dam. The city received an environmental letter with their visual inspection findings which stated: “While there is no immediate fix there…

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Memories of a soldier

PJ Martin Editor, Edmonton Herald-News Many Metcalfe County folks remember Richard Duncan best as the owner and operator of Duncan Life and Health Insurance in Edmonton or perhaps you saw him perform in one of the many Barn Lot Theater plays he took part in. However, you may not be aware that he was an…

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Homeland Security Grants

By PJ Martin Editor Edmonton Herald-News The contract was finally signed for the State Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $69,150 which was approved last October. North Metcalfe Fire Chief Gary Fancher explained, “That is the repeater grant for the six repeaters. That’s three for law enforcement and there’ll be one at each of…

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No increase in property taxes

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News The Edmonton City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 7th without Council members Wayne Wilson and Austin Bragg, and City Attorney Sharon Howard. The second reading was held on the 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Ordinance #2019-20-03. The ordinance passed unanimously. As of January 1,…

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Debate Recap – Special Election 2019

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News The first sheriff’s candidate debate held in Metcalfe County took place on Thursday night at Barn Lot Theater. The Metcalfe County Young Republicans (MCYR) organized the debate which started off with a bang. Candidate Charles Costello came out from the backstage room where all the candidates were waiting and…

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Road repairs and burn ban

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News The October 8th meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court was short and sweet with most of the discussion about the Memorandum of Agreement between the court and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The KyTC has approved flex funding in the amount of $188,062. Judge/Executive Harold Stilts explained that there will…

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Edmonton receives municipal road funds

By PJ Martin Editor Edmonton Herald-News A special announcement was made on Wednesday, October 2nd, at Edmonton City Hall by Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.   “Governor Bevin has approved for Edmonton $79,125 for resurfacing on Baker Street, Sun Valley Circle, Miller Street, and Harris Street.” …

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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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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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