Billy Warnell Alexander 1936 – 2019

Billy Warnell Alexander 1936 – 2019 Billy Warnell Alexander, age 83, of Brownsville, KY departed this life at his residence with his family by his side on Monday, May 6, 2019. The Edmonson County native was born on April 27, 1936 to the late James Cecil and Helen Warnell Alexander. He was married to his…

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Billy W. Sanders 1949 – 2019

Billy W. Sanders 1949 – 2019 Billy W. Sanders, age 70 of Brownsville, KY departed this life at his residence with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The Edmonson County native was born on February 6, 1949 to the late Charles Owen and Bertha J. Hester Sanders. He was married to…

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Reviving Summer Shade

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In southern Metcalfe County on KY Highway 90, nestled between Edmonton, Tompkinsville and Burkesville is a tiny hamlet of Summer Shade, known for its charming summer-esque name.   Like many small towns in rural counties, Summer Shade has a decline of local businesses and…

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Happy Birthday, Edmund!

On May 5 it was Edmund Rogers 257th birthday. Edmund Rogers Is notably the most prominent of the early settlers who influence the history of Metcalfe County. A revolutionary war soldier, a land surveyor and first cousin of General George Rogers Clark, Edmund was the founder of the county seat of Edmonton. Rogers was born…

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To market, to market

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Metcalfe County Farmers’ Market has reopened for the season, with more to offer the community. “We have several new vendors. The Pie Hole Bakery has joined the market and has some amazing baked bread, cinnamon rolls, cakes, and other goodies. We also have…

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God blessed us with Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches, I think back on all the cherished memories I have of my mother. Although I lost her to cancer 8 years ago, I continue to miss her each and every day. I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother who taught me so very many things in life. She was…

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Metcalfe Sports: Lady Hornets Tennis

By Thomas Wampler Jobe Regional Sports Gallagher #1 and Deckard #2 in singles; Coleman and Devore doubles champs Members of the Lady Hornet tennis team took top honors at the District 16 tournament held last week at the Russell Estes Tennis Courts in Edmonton. Kylee Coleman and Gabby Devore took the doubles championship. Konnor Gallagher…

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Corrupt or cowardly

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Community Publisher Barren County Progress/Jobe Publishing As a young boy, I remember hearing my grandfather speak these words in reference to a corrupt city official: “the fish rots from the head.” When it comes to a board of directors, never were truer words spoken. An ethical and honest board is the…

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Clifford Thomas Brooks 1945-2019

      Clifford Thomas Brooks    1945-2019 Clifford Thomas Brooks, 74, of Mammoth Cave passed away at 12:52 PM Wednesday May 1, 2019 at Edmonson Center. The Edmonson County native was a retired ferry operator at Mammoth Cave National Park and a member of the Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Clifford…

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Joe L. Spinks 1928-2019

Joe L. Spinks   1928-2019 Joe L. Spinks, age 91 of Chalybeate, KY, departed this life on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Brownsville, KY. The Edmonson County native was born on April 17, 1928 to the late Cecil Spinks and the late Ellen Nugent Crum. He was married to the late Margaret Lindsey Spinks and Mamie…

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