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Warming hearts, heads, and hands

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. More than 12 years ago, a handful of local artisans began comparing notes about their chosen craft – for some knitting and others crocheting – and in time the creative minds concluded to gather weekly to practice their craft together. Thus began the Knitting and Crocheting Ministry…

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TIME TRAVEL: 225 Years on the Move

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Motoring outside of its usual role of showcasing all things Corvette, the National Corvette Museum has mounted its own transportation time-hop spanning 225 years of Kentucky history. Curator Derek Moore seized the opportunity to broaden the museum’s focus and simultaneously celebrate the 225th anniversary of Kentucky’s…

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BEVIN ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: “Territorialism has got to end”

Part 2 of Jobe Publishing’s exclusive interview with Gov. Matt Bevin Gov. Matt Bevin says the experience of growing up in a small New Hampshire town with few job opportunities is one of the reasons he is passionate about boosting Kentucky’s economic development efforts. Referencing the recent announcement of Braidy Industries’ plans to locate an…

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TREVOR PHILLIPS: Following Family Footsteps

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Family is a key word when describing grocer Trevor Phillips and his work in the Hiseville community in Barren County. In fact, the word is a prominent part of Phillips Family IGA, and it seems it’s a theme found in nearly everything Phillips does. Now the third…

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Rand Paul assaulted while mowing lawn

By JEFF JOBE Jobe for Kentucky A Bowling Green man was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault after an incident at the Bowling Green home of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Rene Albert Boucher, 59, was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail and held on a $5,000 bond, according to online jail documents. The document…

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QUARLES: The World needs Kentucky Agriculture

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. While visiting Barren County last week, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles highlighted the work he is directing toward expanding and sustaining agriculture in the Bluegrass State. One of his top priorities is promoting Kentucky products internationally with a particular interest in China. “The Kentucky Department of…

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MATTHEW RILEY: Returning the favor, paying it forward

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Now practicing dentistry in Glasgow, Matthew Riley says he was certain when he left to study at the University of Alabama he would never return to Barren County to live. During his college career the 2008 Barren County High School graduate and former Kentucky Beta Club President…

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Farm to School Month

Local Schools + Local Food = Brunch for Lunch Local Brunch for Lunch was on the menu last week at several Barren County Schools as the finale of Farm to School Month. Students at Barren County High School, the Trojan Academy, Middle School, and College Street Campus savored the flavors a local harvest when they…

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Logan Aluminum Cuts Ribbon on Initial Expansion, Breaks Ground on Phase II

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated local officials and executives from Logan Aluminum Inc. and its parent companies today on the opening of the aluminum plant’s phase I expansion in Logan County, as well as the groundbreaking of phase II of the project. Together the expansions represent about $407.6 million in…

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