Jobe Regional Features

WKU Fulbright Scholar: Future abroad, heart in Kentucky

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   When GHS graduate and WKU student Rubeun Tang first settled in Glasgow at the age of 6, it was a far cry in many regards from his familiar upbringing in Chinatown, NYC. “I was born in the Chinatown section of Manhattan but moved to Glasgow…

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On the hunt for dry land fish

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   In West Virginia, they’re known as molly moochers. In eastern Kentucky, the common name is hickory chickens. In other parts of the Commonwealth, they’re referred to as merkels or miracles based on folklore of how they saved a mountain family from starvation. And in south central Kentucky,…

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Barren County celebrates National Donate Life Month

Special to the Barren County Progress   Every April Barren County Circuit Court Clerk, Krissie Coe Fields, celebrates National Donate Life Month in partnership with the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and Donate Life America. A Proclamation Signing will be held on Friday, April 16th at 8:15 in front of the Courthouse. This…

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The Prairie Ramblers: Summer Shade’s forgotten, famous musical treasure

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe County has been long known for its rich musical history, but amongst many well-known groups and solo artists, one such musical act that rose to stardom has been nearly forgotten: The Prairie Ramblers. Founding members “Chick” (Charles Gilbert) Hurt, and “Happy” Jack Taylor came…

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The Bransfords of Mammoth Cave

Fifth-generation cave guide discusses ancestors, following in their footsteps Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Just over 17 years ago, Jerry Bransford found himself returning to a place at which he spent a great deal of his childhood, a place that his relatives called home for over 100 years. That place is Mammoth…

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Glasgow restaurant owner expands

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Back in 2007 when Glasgow man Greg Harris went to work for the Subway Corporation as a field consultant, he didn’t know where the job might lead.   It was his responsibility to inspect 30 Subways a month, to be sure they were complying with…

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The Thanksgiving Cow

A lesson in life, love, and loss Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Anyone who has ever lived on a farm knows that lessons in life, love, and loss are as common of an occurrence as night and day. For Howard and Jerry Kaye Taylor of Glasgow, their family has spent the past…

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FBI Roundtable: Public image, COVID concerns and the future of federal law enforcement in KY

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manger Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Louisville field office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted a media round table to talk about Kentucky, COVID era challenges and changes brought about by 2020. Special Agent in Charge Robert Brown, Criminal Program Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Brian Jones, and…

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Willa Brown: Aviation pioneer, trailblazer for women

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   “Willa was persistent and dedicated. She was the foundation, framework, and builder of people’s souls. She did it not for herself, but for all of us.” Those words spoken by aviator Chauncey Spencer were used to describe Kentucky’s own aviation trailblazer, Willa Brown. A native of Glasgow, Ky.,…

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