Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

MCYR offers spring scholarship

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Metcalfe County Young Republicans’ Club is offering a $500 scholarship to one MCHS senior seeking to further their education. All of the organization has been very active in the community over the past two years, this is the first time they’ve had the opportunity…

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TOPPS to be top-notch space for BLT expansion

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last week, the Barn Lot Theater announced that it has purchased the downtown, corner building that housed TOPPS for decades. “We are entering a new era at Barn Lot Theater. I am excited to see what the future holds,” said Kyle Hadley, Director of Barn…

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Metcalfe County Fiscal Court – Talking trash

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manger Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the January 12th regularly scheduled meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court, Solid Waste Coordinator Scotty Mosby presented the Court with a growing problem: Trash. According to Mosby, since the onset of the pandemic and the Recycling Center limiting services, many residents in the…

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Metcalfe schools make the best of it

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   It is a brave new year, and even with lingering Covid concerns, the Metcalfe County school system welcomed back more in-person students on January 4.   Since the beginning of the school year, Metcalfe County has been at the forefront when it comes to education.   “We…

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Library still turning pages

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Winter has always been an ideal time to cozy up to a good book, but it’s doubly true during a pandemic. Thanks to diligent efforts, the MCPL has found unique ways to connect with the patrons during the pandemic. “The 2019-2020 fiscal year for the…

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Barren-Metcalfe EMS makes medical history

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Barren-Metcalfe is leading the way in safety on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight by employing new technology. Director of Clinical Services, Eric Bauer, is excited to introduce Sea Long Helmets, a revolutionary method of transporting COVID-19 positive patients in Barren and Metcalfe counties. The…

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First vaccines for first responders

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Last Tuesday, as the close of 2020 quickly approached, approximately 40 first responders who work in Metcalfe County received the Maderna COVID-19 vaccine thanks to the Barren River District Health Department.   The shots were administered at the Metcalfe County Health Department.   “This included EMS,…

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Changing of Clerks

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At year’s end Metcalfe County Clerk of 22 years, Carol England Chaney, announced her resignation and subsequent retirement. “Carol gave me her letter of resignation earlier this month,” said Judge/Executive Harold Stilts, who read the letter aloud. “We are celebrating a milestone with Carol, thank…

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Edmonton welcomes jewelry store on main drag

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Although Stockton Street, one of Edmonton’s two main thoroughfares, has sported several empty storefronts in recent years, it now sports a new jewelry store, Edmonton Hometown Jewelers. The new family-owned business is owned and operated by father and son duo, Gary and Jeremy Wood. Although…

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Feeling the need in all seasons

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The food pantry at Bowling Park is a valuable community resource, and that has been even more true in 2020 with families facing challenges presented by Covid.   “I wonder where we would be today if we had not built a new food pantry,” said…

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