Jobe Regional Features

Boo! Ghastly ghostly stories – Historic Ghosts of Monroe County

By JENNIFER MOONSONG Jobe Publishing Inc. Regional Features In modern times it seems that Halloween has become a month-long celebration. Gone are the days of apple-bobbing and using bed sheets for costumes for little ghosts, but the stories of historic hauntings live on. Kentucky is, in fact, home to many supposed hauntings, which have been…

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GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL:Taylor unanimously approved for EPB board

By SAM TERRY Jobe Publishing, Inc. The Glasgow Electric Plant Board has a full complement of directors on its board for the first time in nearly nine months after the Glasgow City Council unanimously approved Tag Taylor’s nomination on Monday night. Taylor will fill the seat that has been vacant since February 1 after the…

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VIRGINIA McCANDLESS’ LEGACY: UK ovarian cancer project 40 years later

Staff Report A fundraising effort that began with an impassioned plea from one Extension Homemaker to her peers has positively impacted Kentucky women and the University of Kentucky for the past 40 years. The late Virginia McCandless, a Barren County Extension Homemaker, and Dr. John van Nagell with the UK Markey Cancer Center started the…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: Hauling in Hay

By CLINTON POWELL Jobe Publishing Contributor If you haven’t cut and housed tobacco or hauled in hay on the hottest days of summer, you just haven’t lived life to its fullest. Of course, I have my tongue firmly in my cheek as I’m making this statement. I’m really not sure which of these farm chores…

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MY KENTUCKY: Paying homage to “The Lost Cause”

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. In the first quarter of the 20th Century, Kentuckians embraced the last living Confederate veterans as treasured heroes of the past and found a variety of ways to honor their legacy even if it was a somewhat romanticized view of “The Lost Cause.” Twenty-first century minds have…

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MY KENTUCKY: Gov. Eli H. Murray and his sword make history

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Kentucky has lent numerous native sons and daughters to sister states throughout the country. Many are familiar with Gov. Preston H. Leslie of Glasgow who served both the Commonwealth and the Montana Territory while fewer may realize Lexington-born Missouri Sen. David Rice Atchison may have been President…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: Summer Rain and a Tin Roof

By CLINTON POWELL Jobe Publishing Contributor Have you ever just sat and enjoyed a cool rain on a hot summer day? Can you recall the sheer joy of running, romping, and splashing in the rain bare-footed when you were a child? How about finding that perfect mud puddle to jump in and the exhilaration of…

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MY KENTUCKY: The Travelling Church escapes to Kentucky

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing Inc. Contemporary Americans occasionally speak of religious persecution in our country today; their examples are greatly different than what Colonial Virginia residents knew and endured. Still ruled by Great Britain, the Church of England was the state church and the government mandated adherence to its structure. Baptists and Presbyterians…

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MY KENTUCKY: Gen. Denhardt’s Date with Death

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. “The harvest moon was shinin’ on the streets of Shelbyville, When Gen. Henry Denhardt met his fate. The Garr boys was a waitin’ They was out to shoot to kill, Death and Gen. Denhardt had a date.” Brig. Gen. Henry H. Denhardt of Bowling Green, a former…

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