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Sad word of the passing of Tim Best

Metcalfe and Barren County icon of cultural affairs, performing arts loses battle with lung cancer. He, along with his wife Carolyn, touched countless lives and will be missed by so many.

By Patty Jones

I am sad to share the news of the death of Tim Best after a brief battle with lung cancer. Tim was somewhat of an icon in Metcalfe and Barren Counties over the past 40+ years. He was former band director, choral director, drama teacher (all at the same time) at Metcalfe County High School. During this time he was also Minister of Music at Edmonton Baptist Church and began Barn-Lot Theater in 1980, which has grown into a regional cultural center.

Tim went on to serve other schools and churches and had recently returned to Edmonton Baptist to serve as Minister of Music once again. He, along with his wife Carolyn, touched countless lives and will be missed by so many. Arrangements are being made at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, KY. --Patty Jones

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