Edmonton News

New ABC Administrator Position

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The first meeting of the Edmonton City Council began with a moment of silence in honor of all veterans on Monday, January 7th with all members present. The first reading of Ordinance # 2018-19-08 to amend Ordinance 2016-17-02 Article III. City Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator 1. (b)…

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A Secure Evidence Room is Necessary

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court held its first meeting of 2019 on January 8th, with the new Judge/Executive and three new Magistrates. On behalf of Sheriff Ricky Brooks, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, Chief Deputy Lonnie Hodges addressed the court.  He noted that despite the new administration…

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Agreement with TJ Samson Approved

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Memorandum of Understanding between T. J. Samson Community Hospital and Metcalfe County was approved at the December 21st meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court. “It is exactly what we had talked about with the hospital and I still can’t say enough for TJ stepping up…

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Looking Back at 2018

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division January – The year started off white with a measurable snowfall within the first couple of weeks, resulting in a brief break from school. January also saw the beginning of the sidewalk project, which wouldn’t be completed until the end of August. A Transportation Alternative Program Grant (TAP…

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Sheriff’s Budget Questioned

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s 2019 budget was the main topic at the December 11th fiscal court meeting. The budget was presented by the Sheriff’s office manager Lynn Lunz, who stated that “It is basically a mimic of last years except we did add a little bit for the…

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Plans for a school police department

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The December meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education began with the swearing in of returning board members Joey Shive and Donnie Perry by Barren Metcalfe Family Court Judge Mica Wood Pence. Their new term begins January 2019 and ends December 2022. A procedure manual for the…

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SCRTC is business of the quarter

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The last Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce quarterly breakfast of 2018 was held on Tuesday, December 4 at Leftwich House in Bowling Park. It was a full house with over 80 attending. The award for business of the quarter went to South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative (SCRTC).…

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The last meeting

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division A feeling of sadness hung in the air at the last Edmonton City Council meeting of 2018 held on December 3. This was the last meeting for three of the council members, Billy Jeffries, Wendell Sexton, and Ronnie Miller, and also Mayor Howard Garrett. Mayor Garrett presented Jeffries,…

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Chamber Christmas Banquet

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The 2018 Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce Christmas Banquet is one for the history books. One hundred and eighty people, reportedly the largest crowd to ever attend, enjoyed a very nice dinner catered by Diane’s Cakes and Catering. Chamber President Jamie Parke introduced local attorney Herbert Sparks as…

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Metcalfe County Fiscal Court – New Business Announced

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division “K. L. Woodland Management, Inc. from Princeton, Kentucky has chosen a location out on highway 90 to locate here,” announced Judge/Executive Greg Wilson. The owner Brett Schultz had been in contact with Wilson for several months while searching for the right property. Schultz purchased property near the county…

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