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Highway 68 Revival

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   As noted by a statement by from Secretary of State Michael Adams, “Kentuckians are an industrious and resilient people.” That statement is very true of Edmonton with several new businesses in various stages of completion. After the last couple of years, it’s refreshing and exciting to see growth…

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A calm start to the year

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton City Council met for the first time in 2022 on Monday, January 3, with all members present. The second reading was held for Ordinance No. 2021-22-05 Increasing the arrest fee from $10 to $30 in the City of Edmonton. The ordinance passed unanimously. City Attorney Brian…

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2021: A look back

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   After surviving a disastrous 2020 most all had hopes of a more ‘normal’ 2021, however, the pandemic did not disappear as expected and wreaked havoc on events yet another year. Despite causing the cancelation of the Pumpkin Festival for the second straight year, 2021 held many other changes.…

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‘Tis the season

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   As 2021 comes to a close, I must admit it has been a slight bit better than 2020, but still a hard year. The December tornados and the long-range destruction they caused have definitely put sadness in many hearts. I feel such sorrow for the many families who lost…

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SUMMER SHADE TREE LIGHTING

Santa Claus stopped by Country Tyme Diner for a drink before adding his own special ornament to the Christmas tree during Friday nights first Summer Shade Tree Lighting. Santa was on hand at Cash’s General Store for photos and to hear the picking and singing. Several other folks dropped by to do a little last…

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Christmas spirit abounds in Edmonton

By PJ Martin  Editor  The Herald-News    The annual Shop Around the Square returned to Edmonton on Sunday, December 5th and you could feel the Christmas spirit in the air.  The event is sponsored by the Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce each year to encourage shopping local.  Relay for Life held their Tree of Hope…

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Emergency Services to finally get a home

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors met in regular session on Wednesday, December 8th in the Barren County fiscal courtroom. After a short closed session, it was unanimously approved to enter into an agreement to purchase the 5-acre (±) property located beside and behind Hardees on…

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Industrial Board Appointments

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton City Council met Monday, December 6th with all members present except Cathy Nunn who was feeling ill. The board voted unanimously to appoint Terry Garrett to the Chairman position on the Metcalfe County Industrial Board. The position was left vacant by Matt South who turned in…

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Christmas Banquet Returns

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   After taking a year off because of Covid, the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Banquet made a return on November 29th. The evening began with songs performed beautifully by members of Barn Lot Theater with a little Christmas season humor mixed in for good measure. As with…

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AG Daniel Cameron visits Edmonton

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   Last Tuesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron made a trip to Edmonton stopping at the Metcalfe County Justice Center.   Several Edmonton and Metcalfe officials and a few citizens were in attendance to hear his latest updates on the legal issues involving Kentucky.   Cameron explained the purpose of his…

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