Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

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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People just call it “Bob’s”

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing Inc. It goes without saying that Bob’s Auto is a hometown institution in Edmonton, Ky. “I hear people talking on their cell phones, and tell the person they are at ‘Bob’s’ and that’s all they have to say. People know what Bob’s is,” said owner Gary…

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MCES Fall Festival

By Jennifer Moonsongy Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Spectacular spooks and hauntingly good times were had by all of the students and their families who attend the MCES Fall Festival last Saturday. Haunted hallways, eerie classrooms, cakewalks, games, and prizes galore were all part of the fun. A favorite amongst students was the…

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Pennington awarded $25,000 for cooperage

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Thanks to the Metcalfe County Ag Development Council, Pennington Stave and Cooperage, the much-anticipated barrel factory set to locate in Metcalfe County, is one step closer. The council awarded Chad Pennington, the project’s founder, $25,000. Pennington is also seeking state funding, as well as…

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Fat spill causes a potential environmental hazard

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Friday evening an animal fat spill at the entry/exit road of Ag Renew on Hwy 68 near Ma’s Deli had officials, including those from the EPA and State Emergency Disaster at attention, to clean up the mess.   Ag Renew, a rendering plant that…

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