Regional Exclusive: Old-school meth may make comeback

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   For nearly a decade the massive influx of methamphetamine from Mexican drug cartels has accounted for the majority of meth in America, including south central Kentucky. However, as a result of COVID-19, less meth is making its way across the border. “Because of the border…

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From the desk of Dr. Benny Lile

Special to the Edmonton-Herald News Seven years ago, I penned an article entitled “Back to School…For the First Time.”  While I chronicled the many “firsts” the back to school season entailed, I included the following paragraph detailing my own personal “first.” While we are speaking of “firsts,” I can say I know exactly how all…

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Guthrie discusses current issues

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   This story includes information that was relevant as of June 18 at which time the interview with Congressman Guthrie occurred.  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy throughout the U.S. and Kentucky, as well as the health of thousands. Recent events have also plagued the nation and commonwealth,…

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WILMA JEAN FIRKINS

EDMONTON – Wilma Jean Firkins, age 72, passed away suddenly at her home June 28, 2020. Born in Adair County she was the daughter of the late Venus and Geneva Roach Compton. Wilma was retired from Carhartt Industries after 32 years of service and was a member of the Red Lick United Methodist Church. She…

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Councilman Patrick Gaunce pushing for GEPB board member dismissal

Staff Report Barren County Progress   Glasgow City Councilman Patrick Gaunce has rallied enough support to go into closed session in an attempt to supersede and possibly make the upcoming Judge John Alexander ruling mute. Even though Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) members DT Froedge, Glen Prichard, and council representative board member Marlin Witcher are…

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Art for All

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter marybeth@jpinews.com The pandemic has no doubt brought stress and anxiety to everyone, including children. While social distancing guidelines have caused many events and programs to cancel, Sims Studio and Art Shop in Horse Cave has worked to provide a creative outlet for the youth of Hart County. Jesse and…

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OLLIE PEARL ENGLAND BRANSTETTER

GLASGOW – Ollie Pearl England Branstetter, age 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her residence following an illness. She was born on December 21st, 1927, on the family farm in Metcalfe County to the late Hastel Millard England and Brentz Helen Jeffries England. Mrs. Branstetter was a long time employee of Farmers…

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Color blind: best friends look past skin color, focus on the heart

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter   Dont’e Paul and Andrew Tucker are self-proclaimed best friends. The two men hunt together, attend sporting events together, and their own families even spend time with one another. The friendship that these men share may not seem unique to some, but in the chaos of current events sweeping…

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Fire at CEA Pretreatment Plant in Horse Cave

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald-Reporter On June 19, the Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call regarding a fire at the Caveland Environmental Authority (CEA) Pretreatment Plant located on S. Butler Road in Horse Cave. On fire was the large compost pile consisting of sawdust, leaves, and bark mixed with the waste, such…

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Hunker down, hold on, and work through it

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com   There are few men who have influenced me as a businessman more than my children’s grandfather and great-grandfather: Donald Archer Lorenz and John C. Grubb. Actually, it is because of these men that I took chances early in my newspaper career by accepting assignments in far-away lands like Rochester, New…

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