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Primary Election: What you need to know

Special to the Herald-News   Metcalfe County Clerk Shannon Fields would like to update everyone on the processes for the upcoming General Election on November 8, 2022. To qualify for a mail-in ballot: The voter must meet one of the following criteria to request a mail-in ballot. Be in the military or an overseas voter;…

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Pumpkin Festival No. 40

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   After a hiatus due to covid-19, the Pumpkin Festival made a fantastic comeback on Saturday, October 1st. The day of celebration was much anticipated and the citizens came ready for a fun-filled day. Folks poured in from Metcalfe and surrounding counties to visit with neighbors and compete in…

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Hornet’s Homecoming

Special to the Herald-News Friday evening, Metcalfe County High School held its Homecoming parade around the Edmonton square. The Hornet’s football team and cheerleaders on their float. Photo by PJ Martin The group on this float wasn’t messing around. They want to win! Photo by PJ Martin Football Homecoming Court – pictured in two photos…

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Mighty Sweet Potato

Mr. Johnnie Wilson stopped in at the Herald-News office last Thursday to show us this 6-pound sweet potato that he grew in his garden on the Weed-Keltner Road. He said it was the only potato on that vine. That poor plant probably couldn’t handle but one that size! Mr. Wilson said he grew mostly white…

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2022 Relay for Life

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   People gathered at the Metcalfe County High School gymnasium on Saturday, September 17th for the 2022 Relay for Life event. It was great to be able to have the live event this year after the last couple of years with the Covid restrictions. This year’s activities included for…

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Edmonton State Bank 125 years and counting

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   Back in 1897 they probably didn’t think about 125 years into the future when Edmonton State Bank was founded. Originally, at one location in Edmonton, the bank has grown to include 13 locations in Metcalfe, Barren Monroe, Allen, and Warren counties. From the start, the Thompson family has…

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Loans

By PJ Martin The Herald-News   The Edmonton Metcalfe Industrial Development Authority (IDEA) held its September meeting on Monday, September 19th with all in attendance except Mike Shive and with City Clerk Dawn Devore filling in for Secretary/Treasurer Alley Bragg. A conference call involving BRADD, Chairman Wes Jolly, Judge/Executive Harold Stilts, Chad Pennington, and a…

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Canopies for the park

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton City Council met on Monday, September 12 for the special called September meeting. All were in attendance. Before the meeting, a public hearing was held for comments on the use of Municipal Road Aid Funds and Local Government Economic Assistance (LGEA) Funds. No comments were received…

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Security cameras discussed

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court met in a special session on Friday, September 16th with all members in attendance except magistrate Donnie Smith. Metcalfe County Clerk Shannon Fields presented the fiscal court with details and estimates for security cameras to cover the voting machine storage area. New legislation…

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The Elm tree

By PJ Martin The Herald-News   It is unknown the exact age of the Elm tree standing in the north corner of the courthouse yard, but this once majestic tree has weathered many storms and stood firm. Wouldn’t you like to know the things it has seen over those many years? How many generations of…

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