Guest Commentary

A monumental election

By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager Whether or not you are happy with the results, it can’t be denied that the 2018 general election was one of the most monumental elections our county has seen in recent times. The air was heavy and tense in the historic courthouse as the results were read in that room…

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Halloween’s Origins

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Every year children begin dreaming of candy and struggle to decide upon who/what to dress up as for Halloween. The holiday has several traditions, but did you ever wonder where some of them came from? I did a little research and found some interesting history. Halloween’s origins date…

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Kindness

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division It seems that everywhere you go today someone is arguing about something. Turn on the TV there it is a protest, a fight, a crime of some type. It’s everywhere! I am so tired of all this negativity. Doesn’t anyone have sympathy or offer a helping hand anymore? And…

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One fine festival season

By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager I’ve said it before, but I will say it again: I often hear there is nothing to do “around here”. It’s simply not true. If a fantastic season of festivals is a sign of a community’s success, Metcalfe County will go down in history as one of the finest places…

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A Special Anniversary

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division – I just celebrated a milestone in my life. (No, not a birthday. I passed 50 a few years ago.) I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my life-saving liver transplant on August 20, 2018. It humbles me beyond words when I think about the fact that a family who…

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Grandparent or Parent?

PJ Martin Office/News Reporter Metcalfe Division – When I was growing up it was fairly common for grandparents to babysit their grandchildren. I have many cherished memories of being at my grandparent’s home. It was a treat to spend the night with them. I suppose most folks would call those the ‘good old days.’ It…

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Online shopping is the new Goliath

Jennifer Moonsong General Manager Metcalfe/Monroe Division – Last week I was at the Campbellsville Walmart walking a cart back to the cart return, when a visibly agitated employee pulled the cart briskly from my hand and stomped away. Remembering himself a second later, he turned to look back at me and said, “I’m sorry. I’m…

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We Are Losing Small Business

By PJ Martin Jobe Publishing, Inc – I recently attended the first meeting of the Business Association in Edmonton. I must admit, I was surprised at the number of people that attended and I feel like it was a great idea on the part of Charles and Sandy Costello and Matt Gallagher to schedule this…

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Always knowing the destination

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional – It’s vacation season. Just last week we went on our annual family vacation. I insisted on taking a Rand McNally Atlas, but I admit I didn’t open it once. When I was a kid there was a sense of wonder and wanderlust attached to roadmaps. These days, it…

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What this generation will bring

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional – Oh very young, what will you leave us this time? A few of you out there will recognize that like as part of an old song first released on vinyl back in 1974. Baby boomers. Millennials. Generation X. Every generation has its title to either live up to…

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