REVEREND WILLIAM D. (BILLY) BARLOW

SUMMER SHADE – Reverend William D. (Billy) Barlow, age 84, exchanged this earthly life for eternal life at Signature Rehab and Wellness, Friday, May 18, 2018. Born December 10, 1933, in Summer Shade, he was a son of the late Otis and Nettie Buckner Barlow. He was the husband of the late Emma Jean Shirley…

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Logsdon says Sheriff Doyle retaliated against his staff

“Liars and criminals are under the protection by the Edmonson County Sheriff” – Attorney Crystal Thompson By Jeff Jobe The day after the May 16, 2018 issue of the Edmonson News in which a story about civil rights violations against juveniles was published, an associate attorney with the local law firm Logsdon and Associates, Crystal…

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RONDAL SHIRLEY – Legacy of a rural Sheriff

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Feature Rondal Shirley has served as Metcalfe County’s Sheriff for nearly 20 years, but this year he is not running for reelection. Last week, over the low hum of classic country radio, situated between the America flag and Kentucky’s flag, he reflected on his lengthy tenure and the future…

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LONG LOST FRIENDS – Vietnam vets reunite after 52 years

 By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Features   The Vietnam War ended 43 years ago this April, but for many veterans the memory is still very much alive. In 1965, the 69th Armor of the 25th Infantry Division were deployed to Vietnam. In the 3rd platoon there were 36 soldiers, including Harry Ramey of Glasgow,…

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MY KENTUCKY: Angels on Horseback

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Recognizing the dreadful lack of medical resources for more than 10,000 people living in isolated areas of eastern Kentucky, Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service on May 28, 1925. Born into one of the most illustrious Kentucky families in 1881, she was the granddaughter of former…

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COMMENTARY: So, you’re graduating

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. You’re about to join thousands of other Kentucky students in donning graduation robes and mortarboards to be part of the annual rite of passage known as high school graduation. Just as in years past, there will be tears of joy and sighs of relief from parents and…

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LOWE & LYLES: Heroes save schoolmate’s life

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Two Barren County High School students were recognized Tuesday morning for their heroic acts that saved the life of a classmate. Junior Alex Lowe and Sophomore Wyatt Lyles were lauded by the school officials, government officials, and more than 1,300 cheering classmates. The students were returning to…

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A “Doyle Brothers” Cover-up?

Entire news story with conflicting statements removed, and headlines changed By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com In the May 24, 2017 issue of the Edmonson News it was reported that not until the former Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy Amanda Coniglio brought it to his attention Judge Executive Wil Cannon had no knowledge that the current Edmonson County Animal Control Officer…

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Legacy of strong women lives on

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com This year’s Mother’s Day weekend was especially meaningful to me. I got to spend quality time with my youngest daughter McKenna on Friday evening at a special graduating senior parents dinner, the night and most the next day with my mother and we were joined by other family members at McKenna’s…

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Suffolk Marker dedication

Butler County is a bountiful display of interesting historical facts. Each of the communities within it tells their own story of how things came to be. Rochester is the latest in that installment. On May 12, families traveled to the town in celebration of the history of that location by having a Suffolk Marker dedication.   …

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