Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

Ringing the Bell for Literacy

Last week 105 children from MCES participated in Ringing the Bell for Literacy at the historic courthouse. The annual event, which is a partnership between the elementary school, the Metcalfe County Public Library and fiscal court, is a way for children to celebrate learning to read.

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Tell them so

Last Sunday I saw a lady in the grocery store who was wearing a beautiful dress and she glowed wearing it. I smiled at her and thought how lovely the dress was. Later in the day, I wondered why I didn’t just tell her so. Maybe because she was a stranger. Maybe because it was…

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Summer is calling

Every day for the past week or so when I go to the elementary school for pick-up and drop off, I can’t help but feel the giddiness in the air and see the excitement on the faces of children, because summer is almost here. There is perhaps no expectation so pure and full of hope…

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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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Chamber names Educator of the Year & Educator Idol of the Year

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Educator of the Year The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Benny Lile as the 2019 Metcalfe County Educator of the Year, and Mr. Elbert Hunley, Jr. as the 2019 Metcalfe County Educator Idol of the Year. Each year the chamber…

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In Appreciation – Library hosts annual luncheon

  Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Each year the Metcalfe County Public Library gathers state and local officials together for a meal to say thank you for their support. This year, there were many new faces and some familiar ones as well. Those in attendance expressed their appreciation as well.…

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Rural Matter: Part 2 – Burley’s bygone era

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Reminiscing, Marty Pennington of Center, Kentucky points to a picturesque, grassy knoll on his spread of acres, saying that is where his great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Pennington once lived. Marty is a fifth-generation tobacco farmer who is both proud of and humbled by his family’s…

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The changing family farm

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Rural Matters Series – Part I:   The counties of South Central Kentucky are known for fertile fields, and a strong sense of pride when it comes to the rich family farming tradition deeply rooted there. However, over the past few decades, the average…

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