Edmonton News

Business as usual

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The July 8th meeting of the Edmonton City Council was short and uneventful with everyone in attendance. Public Works Superintendent Moe Hensley reported that regular maintenance was carried out, samples were taken, and inspections had been done, so it was business as usual in June. He did note that…

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Funding the market

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division Representing the Metcalfe County Farmers Market Ken Childers once again addressed the July 9th fiscal court asking for them to join the Community Partners Program and help to sponsor the market. He also introduced Market Manager Rose Saltsman to the members. Childers stated that “we had 198 customers walk…

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Agriculture then and now

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Edmonton – Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly breakfast on Tuesday, June 25th at Leftwich Hall in Bowling Park with an agriculture theme. Chamber President Torrie Osbon presented the Business of the Quarter award to Edmonton State Bank stating, “I don’t think this business…

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Funding for the farmers market

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The members of the Metcalfe County fiscal court met in regular session on June 25th  with Ken Childers present on behalf of the Metcalfe County Farmers Market. Childers asked the fiscal court if they would join the Community Partners Program and assist with funding for the vouchers…

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Common Sense

Whatever happened to good ole common sense? It seems to have taken a beating lately. So much so that companies are putting a warning on literally everything to safeguard against litigation from customers. Manufacturers are scared of lawsuits that can bankrupt their businesses. It seems that nothing is common and nothing makes sense anymore. For…

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Block Grant Discussed

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The June 11th meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court opened with a public hearing to discuss the submission of an application for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Katie Ford, Grant Coordinator for the Barren River Area Development District was on hand to explain that the…

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Relay for Life 2019

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division Metcalfe County came out on Friday, June 7th to show their support for the 21st Annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. This year’s relay entitled ‘Wish Upon a Star’ was held in the old Metcalfe County school gym. A group of 10 relay teams worked…

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Community questions Edwards’ dismissal

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division Several people attended the Edmonton City Council meeting in support of Page Edwards who was recently dismissed from the job as Director of Parks and Recreation which she had held for 18 years. There was no hostility involved only confusion as to why she was dismissed. The first to…

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New water and sewer rates approved

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Edmonton City Council met on Monday, June 3rd with Mayor Doug Smith asking for suggestions on the water project with KIA since no motion was made to hear the second reading of Ordinance #1018-19 11 concerning water rate increases. Councilmember Curt Estes spoke up, “I suggest that…

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Who is a Father?

Most dictionaries define a father as the male biological parent of a child, but that doesn’t even come close to the real meaning. No matter what you call him (dad, pop, daddy, or even grandpa) a father is so much more. To be a father you have to be involved in a child’s life. Taking…

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