Jobe Regional Features

Quilt crazy

Celebrating a tradition that just keeps getting better Anne Pyburn Craig In times when fabric has been scarce — before it began to be manufactured in the US, or during the Great Depression — quilting has been a necessity. Not a scrap should go to waste. In better times, quilting is a relaxing hobby and…

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“I’ve been blessed:” Family recipes grace R&S BBQ

Anne Pyburn Craig Along with quilting and rolley-hole, barbecue is one of the arts that puts Monroe County squarely on the map of excellence. On a summer afternoon, the fragrances from the smokers and kitchens waft around Tompkinsville promising delight. And no barbecue is more iconic than the one down at the corner of Second…

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MY KENTUCKY: Unveiling Abe

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. In recent years it has become commonplace for many Americans to revisit the Civil War, its various causes, and the ways in which the event and people associated with it are remembered. Needless to say, the modern debate has been unruly, especially considering the event was over…

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ANNE & JEFF BRUCE: Called to the Community

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Reflecting on their adopted home of Barren County, Anne and Jeff Bruce say they most appreciate the community’s “vibrancy of life” they observe and get to be a part of every day. For the past six and one-half years, the couple has served as co-ministers at First…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: One last fishing excursion

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time on Peter’s Creek with my Daddy and my brother, Steve. Papa, Luther Garlin Powell, used to go with us until his health started failing. Shortly after my high school graduation in late May of ’73, I had a…

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WILLARD WALLACE ENNIS: One Who Gave All

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Memorial Day is set aside to remember the men and women who have given their lives for their country. Of course, its companion day for honoring our military personnel is Veterans Day, perpetually set for November 11, to recognize living veterans. Scattered across Barren County this weekend…

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83,000 POW-MIA Service Personnel: You are not forgotten

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Kicking off the area’s annual observance of Memorial Day, several veterans and local residents gathered at the Veterans’ Wall of Honor in downtown Glasgow last week to recall the country’s Prisoners of War and military personnel classified as Missing in Action. Of special significance was a POW/MIA…

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RONDAL SHIRLEY – Legacy of a rural Sheriff

By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Feature Rondal Shirley has served as Metcalfe County’s Sheriff for nearly 20 years, but this year he is not running for reelection. Last week, over the low hum of classic country radio, situated between the America flag and Kentucky’s flag, he reflected on his lengthy tenure and the future…

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LONG LOST FRIENDS – Vietnam vets reunite after 52 years

 By Jennifer Moonsong Jobe Publishing Regional Features   The Vietnam War ended 43 years ago this April, but for many veterans the memory is still very much alive. In 1965, the 69th Armor of the 25th Infantry Division were deployed to Vietnam. In the 3rd platoon there were 36 soldiers, including Harry Ramey of Glasgow,…

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MY KENTUCKY: Angels on Horseback

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Recognizing the dreadful lack of medical resources for more than 10,000 people living in isolated areas of eastern Kentucky, Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service on May 28, 1925. Born into one of the most illustrious Kentucky families in 1881, she was the granddaughter of former…

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