Jobe Exclusives

Human trafficking in Kentucky: Part 1

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. ‘The problem is real’  Law enforcement’s perspective   In the era of the internationally known Jeffrey Epstein scandal, it’s impossible not to be at least vaguely familiar with human trafficking, most specifically child sex trafficking.  Even so, the global crisis is shrouded in mystery and feels far,…

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Barn Lot’s new director plans for a bright future

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Edmonton’s beloved Barn Lot Theater has announced Kyle Hadley as its new Executive Director. And although these are challenging times, Hadley is optimistic and excited for the theater’s future. “It’s an uncertain but exciting time,” Hadley said. “I’m ready for the challenge.” The announcement came…

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Bipartisan agreement reached for November election

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A bipartisan agreement was reached between Democratic Governor Andy Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams regarding the upcoming November General Election. During his press conference on August 14, Governor Beshear explained that the agreement would allow Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote, as well as…

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COVID cancels 39th annual Pumpkin Festival

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Last Thursday the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of commerce made the wearily anticipated announcement that the Pumpkin Festival set for the first weekend of October is canceled. “After much consideration and with a heavy heart, due to the current pandemic, the Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce…

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Nearly 4,000 COVID-19 cases in district

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD) has confirmed 3,961 COVID-19 cases in the Barren River District as of August 7. The district includes the counties of Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Warren. Of those confirmed positive cases, 3,214 have recovered. BRDHD has also confirmed…

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Synopsis – Metcalfe County Fiscal Court

Special to the Edmonton-Herald News  At the regularly called meeting of the Metcalfe Fiscal Court held July 28th, a resolution was passed for the fiscal year 2020-2021, designating RDAAP funds for the Edmonton-Metcalfe IDA (Industrial Development Authority).   A contract stating that the Barren County Detention Center would house Metcalfe inmates for $34 a day was…

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Challenge accepted – Cadet training comes to Metcalfe

Jennifer Moonsong  Central Divison  General Manager  Joe Publishing, Inc.    Last week fourteen brave young men and women form across the state between the ages of 10 and 17 gathered at Cabin Creek in Sulphur Well, Kentucky, to take part in a five day training for the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps.   There are four…

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The Southern Skoolie: Couple transforms bus into RV

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc. Her name is Jolene. And if the lyrics from Dolly Parton’s infamous song is playing in your mind, you’ve hit the nail on the head. But don’t worry. She isn’t trying to take your man. Jolene is the name of a skoolie owned by Megan (Ladd) Cummins and her…

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Elder Fraud, second largest threat

Interview with US Attorney Russell Coleman- Part I By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   US Attorney Russell Coleman’s most grave concern for his home state of Kentucky is for youth and families struggling with narcotics addictions and overdoses. However, his second biggest concern is for the aging citizens of the…

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Narcotics: Kentucky’s biggest threat

Interview with US Attorney Russell Coleman- Part I By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. United States Attorney Russell Coleman grew up a country boy in Logan County. Today he calls Louisville home, but he is eager to express his concern and dedication to the less populated, distant counties in his jurisdiction.…

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