Guest Commentary

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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Be Careful What You Say

By PJ Martin, Jobe Publishing, Inc. – It used to be that anyone on a ballfield, playground, or at a public event could make an innocent comment and nothing was thought about it. Today, it seems the world is hypersensitive about every word spoken, written, or recorded. Phrases are picked apart, studied, and interpreted to…

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Community alive at the fair

Jennifer Moonsong, Jobe Publishing Regional – For anyone who thinks there is no longer a sense of community in the world, they clearly didn’t go to the Metcalfe County fair this year. A few short years ago, the fair went through a difficult time and attendance fell rapidly. But like any small town institution, it…

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Warren RECC celebrating 80 years of electric service to Southern Kentucky

Over 50 years after Thomas Edison perfected the light bulb, rural families were able to reap the benefits of electricity. In 1938 Warren RECC was established by the REA, Rural Electrification Administration, an agency created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration. It took years to convince some farmers that electric was the way of the future.…

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Remembering Decoration Day

By Jennifer Moonsong, Jobe Publishing Regional Features — More than anything these days Memorial Day is seen as a gateway to summer fun. However, I am sure a few of you in the readership still remember when we called it Decoration Day. I well remember many a Decoration Day spent riding in the back seat…

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