Jobe Regional Features

DIRT ROAD DIARIES: Taking corn to the mill

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor While researching my family tree, I discovered two of my ancestors ran a grist mill on Peter’s Creek. Britt and Powell’s Mill was owned and operated by Isaac D. Powell (my 3rd great grandfather) and Nelson Britt (who I believe to be John Nelson Britt, my 2nd great grandfather).…

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MY KENTUCKY: The Original Mother’s Day

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. People everywhere will be observing Mother’s Day on Sunday and a West Virginia woman will be lauded as the creator of the holiday while the Kentucky woman who was the true author and originator of the idea will be forgotten. Few Kentuckians will recall that our day…

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MY KENTUCKY: Our Magnificent Battleship

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. May 15, 1900 – The USS Kentucky was commissioned for service in the United States Navy. The Newport News Shipbuilding Company of Virginia laid down her keel on March 30, 1896. She was launched on March 24, 1898, sponsored by Miss Christine Bradley, daughter of Gov. William…

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THE BERRYS: An 80-year love story

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Eighty years ago, gasoline was 10-cents a gallon and the average American worker earned just over $1,700 a year. Polio terrified Americans and led to the creation of the March of Dimes that year and Superman first appeared as a comic book action figure to thrill young…

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MADISON MYERS-GALLOWAY: Service with a Smile

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. For Glasgow native Madison Myers Galloway, returning to her hometown to practice dentistry is the fulfillment of a dream. The daughter of local dentist, Dr. Mark Myers, Madison considered joining her father’s practice and other options when contemplating a return to Glasgow. After doing research on the…

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MY KENTUCKY: Hail, our festival day

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. The first Saturday in May is upon us – Kentucky’s day of days, the likes of which there is no other. The Kentucky Derby traces its roots to May 17, 1875 when an estimated 10,000 people gathered for the opening day of racing at the Louisville Jockey…

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MY KENTUCKY: Walker opens the new west

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Dr. Thomas Walker’s journal entry for April 13, 1750 is the first written record of a non-Native American at the place now known as the Cumberland Gap. He and five other men – Ambrose Powell, William Tomlinson, Colby Chew, Henry Lawless, and John Hughs – set out…

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MY KENTUCKY: The Kentucky Tragedy

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Robert Penn Warren, who would become a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, and literary critic was born in Guthrie, Kentucky on April 24, 1905. While Warren is one of the Commonwealth’s most accomplished offspring, one of his most popular books, World Enough and Time (published 1950) is based…

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DOUG ISENBERG: A true servant-leader

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. South-central Kentucky lost one of its notable citizens on April 3 with the death of Doug Isenberg who served our community with distinction and passion. In his vocation as a real estate broker, appraiser, builder, and developer, Isenberg left an indelible mark on nearly every part of…

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MY KENTUCKY: Baseball’s Kentucky Colonel

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. On April 16, 1925, Earle Bryan Combs, a native of Pebworth in Owsley County, Kentucky made his debut with the New York Yankees, beginning a major league baseball career that would last until 1935. Combs began playing baseball as a youngster using tree limbs and balls made…

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