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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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City votes on tax rates

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The September Edmonton City Council meeting was held on Tuesday, September 10th due to Labor Day falling the previous week. All were in attendance except Councilmember Teresa Hamlett whose husband is still hospitalized. The second reading of the 2020 Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Property Tax Rate Ordinance #2019-20-02…

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Immigration, health care, and NAFTA

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Congressman James Comer held a town hall meeting in Metcalfe County on September 3rd at the Metcalfe County Judicial Center. “What I do at the town halls is give a brief update on what’s going on in Washington and then turn it over for questions.” The Congressman stated…

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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Members of the fiscal court got straight to business at the Tuesday, August 27th meeting discussing the 2019 property, motor vehicle and watercraft tax rates. Judge/Executive Harold Stilts noted that “We can take the compensating rate or the 4 percent increase. That wouldn’t create very much extra revenue.…

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Getting ready for the census

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The August 13th meeting was a busy one with several items on the agenda. Guest speaker US Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau Representative Ron Shumard discussed the need to establish a Complete Count Committee in Metcalfe County in preparation for the 2020 Census. “It’s [census] the biggest…

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Candidate Costello – Interview excerpts

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Charles Costello stopped by the Herald-News office last Thursday to discuss the events leading up to and pertaining to his Republican Committee nomination in the Sheriff’s race. He stated that several news stations have contacted him and they all have one question, “Why do I want to run…

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Bids and Taxes

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The August 5th meeting of the Edmonton City Council was held missing one. Councilmember Teresa Hamlett was unable to attend due to her husband’s impending surgery. The meeting centered around two main items. The main discussion dealt with bids for the needed repairs to the Edmonton – Metcalfe Fire…

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Dealing with rude people

It doesn’t matter what you write, what you do, or what you say there will always be someone waiting to make a derogatory comment about it. Having an opinion is one thing, but being downright nasty is something else altogether. In this age of social media, it has become extremely simple for people to make…

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Vehicle leasing discussed

PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The guest speaker at the Monday, July 22nd fiscal court meeting was Scott Pekar of World Wide Trucking, a business which specializes in trucks for government and municipal use. Judge/Executive Harold Stilts stated that the trucking company which hauls rock for the county has not been able to keep…

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93rd Homecoming and Music Festival

By PJ Martin, Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The 93rd annual Branstetter Park Homecoming and Music Festival at Branstetter Park is coming up this August 24th and August 25th beginning at 10 a.m. both days. If you are looking for a good family weekend event, look no further. Saturday’s activities will begin with live music at…

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