Board of Directors
Torrie graduated from Metcalfe County High School in 1994. She attended Murray State University and Western Kentucky University where she graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting. Torrie worked for WLKY TV in Louisville for 15 years where she was honored with multiple Associated Press Awards and Edward R. Murrow Awards. Having a passion for her hometown, Torrie and her husband, Jim, decided to move home to raise their 3-year-old daughter, Madilyn. Torrie now works for the Metcalfe County Board of Education as the district’s grant writer. She’s an avid Hornet sports fan and a lifetime fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. She likes to spend time with family and travel. Torrie is excited to serve as President of the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce and hopes to use her experiences to benefit the community.
Daniel Bragg Vice President
Daniel Bragg is a 2007 Graduate of Metcalfe County High School and a 2011 Graduate of WKU with degrees in economics and political science. He lives on the family farm in Summer Shade with his wife, Alley, and two daughters Rory and Wren. After graduating college Daniel Spent 8 years in Banking, but now works as a Contractor for his father in laws company, Randy Morrison Construction. Daniel Also Serves on the Board of Director of Barn Lot Theatre, Is the Chairman of the Metcalfe County Young Republicans, and teaches Sunday school at his church, Missionary Mound. An Avid supporter of Metcalfe County athletics, Daniel is the “Voice of the Hornets”, providing commentary for all Metcalfe County high school sporting events.
Chris moved to Metcalfe County from Michigan in September, 2009. She and her husband Bill purchased land here several years prior to that they call Red Lick Ranch. Chris has had various jobs including an assembler at the Corvette plant, a secretary for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and a secretary and insurance agent for Modern Woodmen of America. She was the Office Manager for Design Systems, Inc. engineering company’s St. Louis office for several years, and then continued with Design Systems, Inc. Farmington Hills Michigan corporate office from 2002-2009. She and Bill have three sons, Mike (Lynn), Steve (Sarah) and David. They have six grandchildren: Luke, Reed, Rachel, Joshua (deceased), John Thomas and Peter and one great granddaughter Mackenly Hope. Chris and Bill were members of the 2013 Metcalfe County Leadership Class. Red Lick Ranch is a certified Tree Farm and Bill and Chris were awarded the 2018 Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year. They are very happy to be living in Metcalfe County.
Martha is a life long resident of Metcalfe County. She is married to Danny Bragg and they have 2 children, Daniel, a graduate of WKU and Brandon, a student at WKU. Daniel is married to the former Alley Morrison. Daniel and Alley have a daughter Rory. Martha has been treasurer of the chamber of commerce for over 20 years, the chairman of Metcalfe County Relay for Life and active in many other organizations. Martha truly enjoy helping others and making a difference in the lives of others. God has given her an ability to help many different organizations in Metcalfe County and she is thankful for that opportunity.
Gina Duncan Gibson
Gina is a 1984 graduate of Metcalfe County High School, and a 1988 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Graphic Design. She started working at the Kentucky Horse Park as a graphic artist right after college, eventually becoming the Creative Director and Museum Exhibits Designer until retiring in 2014. Gina and her husband, Dave, have 2 children, Russell and Valerie. In 2014 Gina moved back to Metcalfe County, with her family, to live on the family farm. She went to work with her father, Richard Duncan, at Duncan Life & Health Insurance as an Independent Life and Health Agent that same year. Gina continues to work in Edmonton selling Life and Health Insurance with the assistance of her mother, Jeanette Duncan. She enjoys horseback riding, fishing and supporting animal welfare programs.
Sherry was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She graduated from Louisville Male High School in June 1964. Sherry was hired at Edward J Miller & Son Insurance Agency in downtown Louisville after graduation.
In December 1965 she married Forrest Lee DeVore of Knob Lick, KY, a tobacco and dairy farmer and mail carrier for the US Postal Service.
Sherry was a receptionist and proof reader at the Glasgow Republican Newspaper in 1966 until December 1967 when she and Forrest Lee had their first child, a son Brooke. In 1970 a daughter, Marla was born.
Sherry was a stay at home mother of 2 and farm wife from 1967-1974 when she started working part time in the Law office of Tom D Emberton in Edmonton.
In 1982 she and Forrest Lee had their 3rd child, Robyn.
Sherry did volunteer work in the school system and attended classes at WKU in 1988-89. She worked part time at First Federal Savings Bank in 1989. She served as a board member for the Metcalfe Co. Board of Education from 1991-1998. In 1998 Sherry worked with the 21st Century After School Program for many years and later became a para educator sub.
She is a graduate of the 2002-2003 Leadership Metcalfe Co. Class.
Sherry is a member of New Liberty Baptist Church where she serves as church clerk and pianist.
She loves time with her family, Brooke and wife Lisa, Marla and husband Fred, Robyn and husband Mike. 7 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 1 grandson-n-law, 1 great granddaughter and 1 great grandson.
Lifelong resident of Metcalfe County
Athletic Director and Director of Digital Learning for Metcalfe County Schools
Married to Autumn Shirley who is a 3rd grade teacher at Metcalfe County Elementary-also a lifelong resident of Metcalfe County
2 chsildren-Ben 13, Abby 10
Education-Attended Western Kentucky University-received a BS in Social Studies Education, a MA in Learning and Behavior Disorders, Rank 1 certifications in Supervisor of Instruction Level 2 and Director of Pupil Personnel Level 2.
Attends Edmonton United Methodist Church
Faye Word, Director
Faye Word is a lifelong resident of Metcalfe County. She has been married to Dannie Word for 53 yrs. They have two Sons Michael and Daniel Word, two Grandsons, Gunnar and Luca Word and one Granddaughter Ryan Word. Faye has had her Real Estate License 25yrs and retired from Metcalfe County Property Valuation office after 20 yrs. Faye is currently serving as City Councilman for the city of Edmonton and is now happy to be serving on the Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber Board of Directors.
Ron Underwood, Director
Ron Underwood was born and raised in southern Alabama. After high school he joined the US Navy and served 9 years as a Hospital Corpsman. Ron then returned home where he obtained his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of South Alabama and began a career with Procter and Gamble (P&G) in manufacturing. Ron moved around the US from Florida, to Pennsylvania, and as far west as Oxnard California. In 1999, Ron moved to P&G headquarters in Cincinnati. He eventually became a global leader in the company’s manufacturing methodology and traveled around the world. After 28 years, Ron retired and moved to Metcalfe county to be closer to family and enjoy the country. In 2017 he followed through on his passion for woodworking and opened Southern Wood in Summer Shade. Ron is married (Romana) and has 3 sons living in Ohio.
Anne Devore- Birge, Director
Annie Devore-Birge, a life-long resident of Metcalfe County, grew up in the Subtle area of Metcalfe County and graduated from Metcalfe County High School in 1991. She started her career at Thompson Insurance and worked closely with the late George Cowan for fourteen years. The insurance business prepared Anne for her next fourteen year journey where she traveled the State of Kentucky conducting General Liability and Workman Comp audits for a company out of Grand Rapids Michigan. In 2016, an opportunity arose in Edmonton that Anne and her husband Chris Birge felt was an answered prayer when they purchased Wall Works. Chris and Anne shop local and promote all businesses in Edmonton and Metcalfe County at every opportunity. They love and appreciate all the support they receive from residents and businesses in Edmonton and return the favor as much as possible. They support the Metcalfe County School System and all the clubs and teams. Anne feels priviledged to served the residents in Edmonton and Metcalfe County through the Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce.
Laurel Garrett, Director
Laurel Garrett is a 1998 graduate of Metcalfe County High School, a 2003 Graduate of Western Kentucky University, and a 2010 & 2011 Graduate of the Kentucky Bankers Association’s General Banking and Commercial Banking Schools. Laurel began her banking career in 1997 at South Central Bank with an internship through the high school. From 1997-2007 she worked in the Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren County markets as a Teller, Mortgage Loan Processor and Loan Officer. During this time she also co-chaired the Metcalfe County Junior Miss Scholarship Program. In 2007, Laurel moved to Allen County to start a new office for South Central Bank; she was the Branch Manager and a Loan Officer in Scottsville for ten years. While residing there, she served on the boards of the Allen County-Scottsville Chamber of Commerce, Allen County Distinguished Young Woman Program (formerly known as Junior Miss) was a member of the Rotary Club, and worked with Allen County Relay for Life. In 2017, after twenty years in banking, Laurel pursued a career as the Client Success Manager for KirkpatrickPrice, a global information security audit firm. Also in 2017, she and her husband, Daniel, moved back to their beloved Metcalfe County with the desire to raise their young family here. In 2020, Laurel resumed her career in banking, and joined the team at Edmonton State Bank as a Loan Officer. Laurel is married to Daniel Garrett of Edmonton, and together they have three children; Maddux – 14, Chance – 13, and Tymber – 7. Laurel attends Edmonton Baptist Church, enjoys watching and supporting youth sports, photography, and loves to spend time with her family. Proud to be back in her home county, she looks forward to serving as a member on the Board of the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce.
Ronnie Miller, Director
Ronnie Miller is a lifelong resident of Metcalfe County. He is a 1973 graduate of Metcalfe County High School. Ronnie is Married to Gail Pendleton Miller. They have three children. Kyle works at Metcalfe Health Care Center. Laura works as an Early Childhood Consultant, and Aaron works at H2 Health Rehabilitation providing physical therapy. Ron was a city councilman for four years, and is currently serving as Magistrate 4th District. He is an avid Hornet sports fan and has been the clock keeper for Hornet girls and boys basketball for the past 16 years. Ron serves on the Metcalfe County Health Department Board and is looking forward to serving on the Chamber Board.
Laura Linkous is the 2022 Student Representative to the Chamber
Board Of Directors.
Laura Linkous is the 2022 Student Representative to the Chamber Board Of Directors.
Laura is a junior at Metcalfe County High
School. Her parents are Mark and Karan Linkous. She currently
plan on attending the University of Kentucky. She is currently
involved in the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, golf, and tennis. During this year, Laura has
volunteered many hours working for the chamber. Laura is excited
to have been selected for representing MCHS students on the
chamber board and looks forward to being part of the chamber and
contributing to the community.
Laura is a junior at Metcalfe County High School. Her parents are Mark and Karan Linkous. She currently plan on attending the University of Kentucky. She is currently involved in the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, golf, and tennis. During this year, Laura has volunteered many hours working for the chamber. Laura is excited to have been selected for representing MCHS students on the chamber board and looks forward to being part of the chamber and contributing to the community.
Gaye has worked for the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of
Commerce since its revitalization in September 1994. She has
four sons, Chris (Brookie), Lee (Kandice) , Matthew (Melissa)
and Jonathan , and eight granddaughters Lilly, Addison, Parker,
Ava, Kenna, Adlee, Lanna, and Wylah and one grandson Taw.
Gaye is a member of Summer Shade Baptist Church, a member of the
inaugural Leadership Metcalfe County 1999 Class. She actively supports the Metcalfe County Relay for Life. Gaye enjoys creating and sewing American Girl and Barbie
Doll clothes and reading.
Gaye has worked for the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce since its revitalization in September 1994. She has four sons, Chris (Brookie), Lee (Kandice) , Matthew (Melissa) and Jonathan , and eight granddaughters Lilly, Addison, Parker, Ava, Kenna, Adlee, Lanna, and Wylah and one grandson Taw. Gaye is a member of Summer Shade Baptist Church, a member of the inaugural Leadership Metcalfe County 1999 Class. She actively supports the Metcalfe County Relay for Life. Gaye enjoys creating and sewing American Girl and Barbie Doll clothes and reading.
Kim Wilson Harwood , Executive Director
, Executive Director
Life long resident of Metcalfe County and graduate of Metcalfe County High School.
Husband Keith Harwood
She began her career in Metcalfe County as a Casework Specialist for the Department of Human Resources and retired from Health and Family Services as a Service Region Administrator Associate for the Two Rivers Region.
Graduate of the 2007-2008 Leadership Metcalfe County Class.
Member of the Foundation United Methodist Church.
Kim loves reading, gardening and spending time on the family farm.
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