Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

Spring comes on foot

Each March I can’t help but think of a poem by Edda St. Vincent Millay that I learned in 8th grade English. It begins this way: “Spring rides no horses down the hill, But comes on foot A goose girl still, And all of the the loveliest things that be, Come simply so, it seems…

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Hats off to the cat in the hat

Anyone who thinks that books are old hat clearly didn’t attend the Family Literacy Night held in conjunction with Read Across America last week at MCES. Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Some celebrate all week long. Across the country, thousands of…

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Read Across America at MCES

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Last week Metcalfe County Elementary School observed Read Across America, and Dr. Seuss‘s birthday and legacy with an array of activities, including Family Literacy Night. On Family Literacy Night kids played bingo, “camped” with Suess while the cat and the hat read stories, and dined on…

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Vanished – Amber Shirley, Six week’s missing

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. “We have exhausted every lead and if anyone knows anything, no one is talking about it,” said Kentucky State Police Officer Nick Hale, Post 15-Columbia, of Amber Shirley of Edmonton. “She is very ghostly.” The fifteen-year-old teen went missing for the second time late on the…

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Terry Edwards – A life of volunteer service

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. In Metcalfe County, the name Terry Edwards is synonymous with community service. A native of Metcalfe County, his roots run deep and his love of community is evident. He has helped his home county in many ways including, but perhaps the most well-known is his service…

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African Americans in Metcalfe history

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. In observance of African American History month, we take a glimpse into Metcalfe County’s past, and remember the African American people and communities who helped establish the county: Fountain Clark Fountain Clark of the Summer Shade Community, better known as “Uncle Fount” helped develop commerce…

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Enjoy community chronicles

Each February we do a special section in each paper called Community Chronicles, and it is my favorite special section of the year because it chronicles the lives of people and places of each community and showcases what makes each county in the Jobe Publishing coverage area special. Each year we can only do a…

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Small town, big heart – Why the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber thrives

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce has been around for a quarter of a century now, and it has gained the respected reputation of being the biggest little chamber in the Commonwealth. Executive Secretary to the chamber Gaye Shaw has been with the chamber since…

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Creativity wins! Student video earns MCHS $10,000 From POWERADE

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe County High School received a $10,000 check today from POWERADE to benefit the school’s athletic program. MCHS students, with the help of Library Media Specialist Anita Love, submitted a video describing why the school deserved to win the “Power Your School” top prize.…

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Hay & Straw Auction held to help local communities

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   With the shortage of hay to feed livestock, tensions ran high with a crowd of approximately 150 farmers who came out to the annual Tri-County Hay & Straw Auction last Saturday. 1195 small squares, 150 large squares, and 470 rolls were sold for a…

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