Jobe Regional Features

TREVOR PHILLIPS: Following Family Footsteps

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Family is a key word when describing grocer Trevor Phillips and his work in the Hiseville community in Barren County. In fact, the word is a prominent part of Phillips Family IGA, and it seems it’s a theme found in nearly everything Phillips does. Now the third…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: At the Wall

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor It is quite impossible to relate the true extent of the emotions I went through or to convey how profound the experience was to me, as I fulfilled a promise I had made so many years ago. Going to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC wasn’t one of…

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MY KENTUCKY: Berryman’s bear becomes an icon

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. On November 16, 1902, Woodford County, Kentucky native Clifford Berryman’s cartoon of President Theodore Roosevelt on a Mississippi bear hunt was published and led to the creation of the Teddy Bear. Mississippi Gov. Andrew H. Longino invited Roosevelt on the expedition but after three days of hunting,…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: ’60 Caddy

By CLINTON POWELL Jobe Publishing Contributor How old were you when you first drove a car? What was the first car you got behind the wheel of? For me it was a 1960 Cadillac and I was eleven years old. I remember quite vividly that my older brother, Steve, was allowed to drive at eleven,…

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MY KENTUCKY: Cassius M. Clay’s “child-wife,” Dora

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. On November 13, 1894, “The Lion of White Hall,” 84-year old Cassius M. Clay married 15-year old Dora Richardson at his Madison County estate. The wedding became one of the most memorable stories in Kentucky history. The Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Transcript carried front page news…

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QUARLES: The World needs Kentucky Agriculture

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. While visiting Barren County last week, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles highlighted the work he is directing toward expanding and sustaining agriculture in the Bluegrass State. One of his top priorities is promoting Kentucky products internationally with a particular interest in China. “The Kentucky Department of…

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MATTHEW RILEY: Returning the favor, paying it forward

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Now practicing dentistry in Glasgow, Matthew Riley says he was certain when he left to study at the University of Alabama he would never return to Barren County to live. During his college career the 2008 Barren County High School graduate and former Kentucky Beta Club President…

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MY KENTUCKY: Shryock designs a new Capitol

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. During the autumn of 1824 it seemed a dark cloud hovered over Kentucky’s seat of government. Joseph Desha was inaugurated as the Commonwealth’s eighth governor, setting in motion one of the most chaotic administrations in history. Just two months into Desha’s term, the statehouse burned to the…

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Farm to School Month

Local Schools + Local Food = Brunch for Lunch Local Brunch for Lunch was on the menu last week at several Barren County Schools as the finale of Farm to School Month. Students at Barren County High School, the Trojan Academy, Middle School, and College Street Campus savored the flavors a local harvest when they…

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Oh, deer! Cooking the hunt

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Features It is deer season in Kentucky and many hunters are taking to the woods to carry out the age old, seasonal tradition of hunting deer to bring home to the dinner table. Although hunting has changed tremendously since the pioneer days, cooking the kill has stayed much the same,…

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