Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

An ECHO of help

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   When one hears an echo, it’s something they’ve sent out into the world returning to them. It is the same with the ECHO Award, which honors good deeds by those not seeking recognition.   At the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber quarterly breakfast Judge/Executive Hale presented an…

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Festival time! Two traditions return

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last summer there was a palpable change when the long held tradition of Metcalfe small town festivals went on hold because of COVID-19.   This year, the hamlets from which they hail are proud to announce their return. In August, festival goers can attend Summer…

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Cooking with the Cat makes comeback

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   It was sweet times last Tuesday for the first group of youngsters to return to Cooking with the Cat.   The interactive cooking and learning event co-hosted by the Metcalfe County Public Library and UK Extension was a pre-COVID favorite for local children. This is…

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Fiscal Court – ABC regularly fee and 911 funding

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the regularly scheduled meeting of Metcalfe County fiscal court on July 13, one of the main topics of discussion was the approval of an ABC regulatory fee. The fee, which is just being instated at the maximum 5%, will bring in revenues that can…

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WKU – Higher education in a post-pandemic world

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the first in-person Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce breakfast in over a year, President of WKU, Dr. Tim Caboni, spoke about how the pandemic has changed higher education in south central Kentucky.   He opened by saying, “It is so good not to be…

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Glasgow EPB interviews Reed

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manger Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a special called meeting of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board on July 6, the board interviewed Melanie Reed for the job of superintendent. Reed is a Glasgow native and currently serves as the CFO for the utility.   “I saw your notable accomplishments, so…

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Big turnout for Blue Star Marker

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a momentous occasion honoring local veterans, a large crowd gathered at the Beulah Nunn Park last Friday, July 9th for the unveiling of the Blue Star Memorial plaque. “We are fortunate to have a place of tranquility like this to visit,” said Mayor Harold…

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ReStoring Glasgow’s artistic flair

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   If you’ve been driving down Main Street in Glasgow, you’ve likely noticed a new splash of color at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For the past month, local artist Mollie Settles has been busy at work on a new mural that graces the old building.…

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Star-Spangled Fun on the 4th

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The much love tradition of the annual Bowling Park firework show in Edmonton was warmly welcomed back. Music, free festivities, and a spectacular light show made for a fun even for locals of all ages.                    …

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67th Annual Barren County Fair

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   As always, the Barren County Fair, made possible by the Temple Hill Lions Club, drew people in droves from counties around for over a week of festivities. The young and young at heart proved the fair is still the heart of summer in rural Kentucky.…

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