Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

Crystal Crisis – Part II

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Meth nightmare From an addict’s outlook, the meth and opioid crisis is devastating and deadly. From the vantage point of law enforcement agencies, it is a nightmare. The perfect storm “A decade ago, the western part of the state was eaten up with meth. The…

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Citizens unite against a situation that stinks

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last week 34 residents who live near the rendering plant, formally known as Ag Renew, LLC gathered to meet with Kentucky environmental attorney Hank Grady, to discuss the possibility of bringing a class-action lawsuit.   “Its misery,” said Paul Smith, who lives a quarter-mile…

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The Crystal Crisis Part 1: Perspectives

    By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   It’s a chilly November day, but a few children have braved the cold, to play at the park. Their squeals of excitement can be heard, even at a distance. On the far side of the park sits Sarah*, a 26-year-old Metcalfe County…

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Roving Reporter

MCES Students – What are you thankful for? By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.      

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To everything there is a season – Lile retires

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Last week Metcalfe County Superintendent, Dr. Benny Lile announced his retirement. At the end of a fruitful 35-year long career in education, Lile is looking at his journey with reflection, introspection and great humility as he prepares for the next season of life. “There was…

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Old is new again

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News It is said that patience is a virtue, but how many people do you know who would wait 60+ years to complete a project? Well, that is exactly what Charles “Chach” Pedigo did. Back in 1956, when Charles was attending Glasgow High School Mr. Matthews the shop teacher assigned…

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Friends ‘til the end and beyond – Interview with Sheriff Hodges

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   As you walk through the doors of newly elected Sheriff Lonnie Hodges’ office, there are plenty of reminders of why he is there. To the left of his desk is the American flag, to the right, the Kentucky flag. Above the desk, sits a…

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MCMS celebrates literacy

Last week MCMS went to great lengths to celebrate Literacy Week in style. Whitney Curd, along with Buddie Brockman and Lesley London, are part of the original literacy cohort team that organized this annual event. “Literacy Day was created to provide more insight into the importance of instilling a love for reading while emphasizing the…

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Utilize what is available

How many times have we all heard it? “Metcalfe County doesn’t have anything.” “There’s nothing to do in Edmonton.” “You have to drive thirty miles for everything.” And more specifically, “If Edmonton had a new gym I’d use it, but…”. Thanks to a grant and the efforts of the Metcalfe County School system and Community…

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Spectacular spooks of Edmonton

    By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Rain and below average temperatures did not keep children from trick-or-treating around the town square in Edmonton for the annual trunk or treat. Although the crowd was not quite as big as usual, ghouls and haunts were out in droves, in a…

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