Jobe Regional Features

Kentucky Arts Council – Monroe Marble Maker is featured artist

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Inc. Regional Features   Tompkinsville native Timmy Walden, a local marble maker, has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for July and August. The tradition of marble shooting in Monroe County is as old as the county itself, and Walden is a man who knows a thing…

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Udderly Amazing: Robotic milking operation showcased

  Culminating two years of planning, Richard and Sharon Mattingly recently opened their new, state-of-the-art robotic milking operation for a public open house.  Dozens of area dairy farmers, ag industry officials, community leaders, and curious neighbors mixed and mingled among the Holstein cows to see first-hand how robots milk cows. Mattingly, like other farmers around…

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Autumn Chambers: Capturing life one click at a time

While the work of a professional photographer is varied, Autumn Chambers admits, “I love capturing those precious moments in life.  I love photographing families in their own element, doing their own thing.”  Finding the ideal setting might mean visiting a family at home or any number of settings from city scenes to down on the…

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American Pie

      By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Features         Every season has its own flavors and culinary traditions, and so does every region of the country. Noting says summer quite like a fruit pie, and in honor of Independence Day, I am sharing a pie recipe that represents each of…

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Passing of Annette St. Charles recalls family’s American Dream

By Sam Terry Managing Editor progress@jpinews.com The passing of Annette St. Charles on April 8 completed another chapter in the story of Anthony and Augusta Navarra St. Charles’ American dream.  The 98-year old retired grocer and businesswoman was the last of her generation of a family that left an enduring mark on the history of…

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Up-cycled Eggs for Easter

  By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Features   These days Easter Eggs are mostly plastic and filled with name-brand candy. In fact, it’s estimated that over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans are consumed around the globe each year, making up only a small fraction of the 120 million pounds…

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A host of golden daffodils: Discovering Van Sion

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Features One of the hallmarks of spring in Kentucky is the array of daffodils, often called buttercups in these parts, which flood the hills and roadsides across the state. Usually, they arrive with the March winds, but this year they were already bursting through the soil, and in blooming…

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Monroe County Farmers Market: bountiful opening day

By Jennifer Moonsong The first official weekend of summer 2016 brought the opening day of the Monroe County Farmers Market. On Saturday morning, June 25th, growers, crafters and artisans gathered in the market pavilion behind Walmart to sell their wares. “We’ve seen several people, we’ve had a pretty good crowd coming through,” said Sherry Walker,…

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