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GEPB approves Puskala’s contract

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last month the Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) board of directors voted 3-1 to hire David Puskala, an account executive for the Upper Peninsula Power Company in Michigan, who was one of several potential candidates.   They met on the evening of August 11th, at…

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Senator Paul visits Edmonton

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last Friday at an informal roundtable discussion, local leaders had a chance to discuss hot topics with Kentucky Senator (R), Dr. Rand Paul. The gathering was held at the Metcalfe County Justice Center. Some of the most popular topics involved COVID’s long-term impact on economic…

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Building a bigger pantry

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Metcalfe County fiscal court on August 10, Lisa Boswell, the Director of Bowling Park, was present to discuss the need for a Community Block Development Grant. “We built a new food pantry four years ago, and I never…

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South Cooper Industrial Park groundbreaking

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Division Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last Wednesday local officials and citizens gathered at South Cooper Road on US 68 for the groundbreaking of the highly anticipated industrial park.   “This is a big day for all of us in Barren County,” said Maureen Carpenter, Executive Director of the Barren County…

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Welcoming prosperity – Pennington Stave & Cooperage Project Announcement

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last Tuesday a large group gathered at the Southside Industrial Park in Edmonton for the long-anticipated announcement of the Pennington Stave & Cooperage LLC (PS&C, LLC). Perhaps no one is more excited about this project coming to fruition than Chad Pennington. Pennington is a 2001…

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Sulphur well tradition returns

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last year was the first year in many years that the Sulphur Well Homecoming was not held, due to Covid. This year, the tradition returns.   The tradition of the homecoming held a third Saturday and Sunday in August, started in the late 1880s.  …

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Poetic words speak louder than autism

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   South Central Kentucky poet, Rev. Joseph D. Smith, D.D. found his affinity for poetry in 2003 as a teenager. At the time he didn’t see it as a way to earn a living; He saw it as a way to get girls’ attention. “The very…

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27 years: A legacy of excellence

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   When Gaye Shaw began her 27 years with the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce, it was a meager beginning. The “office” was a storage room behind the Quick Shop. It was outfitted with a wall phone, a typewriter, a bottle of whiteout, and a used copy…

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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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