Jobe Regional Features

An adventure in the books

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A decade ago when Connie Hughes Goodman and Crystal Todd Neal set out to update the Monroe Cemetery book, they didn’t know what an adventure the project would be. “Some of the cemeteries are hard to find. We’ve crossed so many fences, climbed hills…

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Rural Matters Part 4 – The Way We Eat

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   “Eating is an agricultural act.” Wendell Berry   Kim Henken has fond memories of her formative years, spent on her family farm in rural Metcalfe County, Kentucky where she was born and raised. “I grew strawberries, that’s how I paid for my first car,”…

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Community invited on Herpetology hike at Dry Fork Gorge Nature Conservancy

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On June the 22, the community is invited to Edmonton’s picturesque Dry Fork Gorge on a herpetology hike, hosted by Mikayla Groce. Groce, a Green County Native and avid promoter of all things Kentucky is an Americorps Environmental Education Leadership Corps member, who works…

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126 jobs coming to region – Pennington Stave and Cooperage locating in Metcalfe County

    Regional News By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe County and the region were abuzz with excitement Friday, as Governor Matt Bevin made the official announcementthat the much-anticipated barrel factory, Pennington Stave and Cooperage Corp. would be locating in Edmonton, Kentucky. Kentucky’s iconic bourbon industry has been an…

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Rural Matter – Part 3 – Milking it for all it’s worth

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Chris Huffman has fond feelings about his family dairy farm in Center, Kentucky. “I grew up milking cows here. If you had told me when I was a teenager that I’d like doing this someday, I wouldn’t have believed you,” he said. However, he does…

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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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