Jobe Regional Features

Reviving Summer Shade

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In southern Metcalfe County on KY Highway 90, nestled between Edmonton, Tompkinsville and Burkesville is a tiny hamlet of Summer Shade, known for its charming summer-esque name.   Like many small towns in rural counties, Summer Shade has a decline of local businesses and…

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Rural Matter: Part 2 – Burley’s bygone era

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Reminiscing, Marty Pennington of Center, Kentucky points to a picturesque, grassy knoll on his spread of acres, saying that is where his great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Pennington once lived. Marty is a fifth-generation tobacco farmer who is both proud of and humbled by his family’s…

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The changing family farm

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Rural Matters Series – Part I:   The counties of South Central Kentucky are known for fertile fields, and a strong sense of pride when it comes to the rich family farming tradition deeply rooted there. However, over the past few decades, the average…

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Girl Power X 4

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. “I’ve laughed with people, I’ve cried with people. I’ve done first haircuts and watched their little faces light up. It’s only just hair, it’s so much more,” said Katie Elder-Smith, one of the proprietors of Polished Salon & Spa in Edmonton. Polished opened in 2013…

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A charm all her own

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division “I could tell you a lot of stories,” laughed Bedie Smith. Considering Ms. Bedie is 95 years young, she probably could. Bedie is a resident at the Metcalfe Healthcare Center and is so well loved that many of the staff call her “Ma.” One staff member remarked that…

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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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Let’s go to the Freeze

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division There is nothing like a good handmade milkshake on a hot summer afternoon and you can still get them in Edmonton at Gene’s Freeze. Gene’s Freeze or ‘The Freeze’ as it is known locally was opened on August 31, 1958, by Gene and Geneva Wyatt, during the drive-in…

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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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Aluminum Plant to Grow by $42 Million

Newly Opened Kobelco Aluminum Plant in Bowling Green to Grow by $42 Million Auto supplier’s 90-employee expansion in Warren County will add melting furnace, extrusion and fabrication capacity FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Less than two years after opening its Bowling Green plant, automotive parts manufacturer Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. will expand with a…

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Gov. Bevin’s Issues Statement

Gov. Bevin Issues Statement Regarding Conclusion of Special Legislative Session to Address Kentucky’s Pension Crisis   Gov. Matt Bevin tonight issued the following statement regarding the conclusion of the special legislative session to address Kentucky’s pension crisis: “Tonight is a sad night in the Commonwealth. What is clear is that Kentucky, at this time, does…

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