Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

We’d like to know

Each year the newspaper runs special sections each month that highlight various happenings and organizations in the community. For example, we just did our 4th of July Pages and Fair Pages and our Little League Pages are soon to come. Each year we try to add something fresh and new to the lineup. Last year…

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An adventure in the books

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A decade ago when Connie Hughes Goodman and Crystal Todd Neal set out to update the Monroe Cemetery book, they didn’t know what an adventure the project would be. “Some of the cemeteries are hard to find. We’ve crossed so many fences, climbed hills…

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Rain, rain go away

Thus far, summer break has felt more like April in Seattle than the crisp, sunny Kentucky summer times of my youth. The last week of school, me and my five year old sat down and made a lengthy to-do list for summer, filled with outdoor adventures. We included things like camping trips at Cumberland Falls,…

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Rural Matters Part 4 – The Way We Eat

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   “Eating is an agricultural act.” Wendell Berry   Kim Henken has fond memories of her formative years, spent on her family farm in rural Metcalfe County, Kentucky where she was born and raised. “I grew strawberries, that’s how I paid for my first car,”…

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A father’s virtues

Last week we celebrated my Uncle Bill’s 80th birthday. His only daughter shared some sentiments for him in a birthday card, which told of what a kind, humble and positive person he is. The words were also true of my own father, who has been gone for 8 years at the end of this month.…

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Good news for South Central Kentucky

All too often in the newspaper business, the news we have to share is bad news. Since the 2009 recession, much of the serious news shared has been about businesses closing, jobs being lost, and all that goes with it. Needless to say, it was refreshing to hear some good news last Friday when Gov.…

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126 jobs coming to region – Pennington Stave and Cooperage locating in Metcalfe County

    Regional News By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe County and the region were abuzz with excitement Friday, as Governor Matt Bevin made the official announcementthat the much-anticipated barrel factory, Pennington Stave and Cooperage Corp. would be locating in Edmonton, Kentucky. Kentucky’s iconic bourbon industry has been an…

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Support your county fair

It’s a right of passage. It’s a summer tradition. In tiny towns like ours, it’s often the highlight of the summer. It’s almost County Fair time. It’s been sad in recent years to see less people out enjoying the many events the fair has to offer. With everything from a talent contest and pet show…

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