Edmonton News

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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Honoring those no longer with us

By PJ Martin Office/News/Reporter, Metcalfe Division Sunday, May 26th, was a beautiful day on the square in Edmonton as the American Legion Post 65 conducted a Memorial Day service to honor those veterans who are no longer with us. A great crowd was in attendance as the Metcalfe County High School Band performed the Star…

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Illegal dumping options discussed

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The May 28th meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court convened with all in attendance. Solid Waste Coordinator Scotty Mosby address the court on the subject of illegal dumps within the county. “We’ve got several dumps. They’re scattered everywhere. I’ve got two options.” The first option is…

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Remembering Soldiers Everywhere

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division Following the Memorial Day service in the courthouse yard, another special service was conducted by the Metcalfe County VFW Post 6281 in remembrance of all soldiers. The service was held at the Chestnut Grove Cemetery at the gravesite of veteran James Russell Reece who was a member of…

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Something Stinks

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   District 4 Magistrate Ronnie Miller among other officials have been fielding complaints about the horrid smell coming from the rendering plant located on the Greensburg Road for months. In an effort to discuss the issues with the new representatives of AgRenew, several residents of the area along…

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Metcalfe Awarded Road Funds

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, May 14th was standing room only as the first guest speaker Mark Welsh of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department, Rural and Municipal Aid announced that Metcalfe County was being awarded $585,000 in discretionary funds for road improvements. The funds…

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