Jobe Regional Features

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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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: A Boy and His Dog

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor There are few bonds as close as a boy and his dog. Who has not seen videos of a young boy laughing and romping as his four-legged best friend jumps and bounces at his side, intently watching the little imp’s every move, patiently waiting for an opening to attack…

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MY KENTUCKY: Football in a cow pasture

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. On April 9, 1880 Centre College and Kentucky University (Kentucky’s A&M College that later reverted to its historic name of Transylvania University) played the first football game in Kentucky. Some historians believe it was the first intercollegiate football game played in the south, others think it was…

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MY KENTUCKY: The Swedish Nightingale’s Visit

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. “Lind Mania” was the term the American press used to describe the immense popularity of Jenny Lind as she traveled through the country on a tour that included Kentucky’s cave region. Known as the “Swedish Nightingale,” Lind was highly regarded as a vocalist of immense talent whose…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: Shave and a Haircut – Two Bits

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor I have heard this melodic phrase for as long as I have memory. When we were kids it was done in two parts, one of us tapping out the first five beats with another kid responding with the final two beats. It was commonly used in the Looney Tune…

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MY KENTUCKY: Fabulous history-makers

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Seventy years ago this month Coach Adolph Rupp’s legendary basketball team, “The Fabulous Five,” ushered in a new era in University of Kentucky sports. Rupp boasted that the team was “the greatest basketball team of all time.” The celebrated quintet consisted of forward Wallace “Wah-Wah” Jones, guards…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: Box Suppers, Moonlights & Christmases to Remember

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor This story was written by my Mama, Dorathean Powell, and appeared in Broomsedge Chronicles in the fall of ’92. “Each generation has had differing ways of entertaining itself, but I look back at the 1930’s with particular nostalgia. Those were the days of the one-room country schools and the…

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MY KENTUCKY: Westward ho!

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. The spring of 1775 was filled with momentous events in America, most related to tensions between the American colonies and their Mother Country: Patrick Henry delivered his famous words “Give me liberty or give me death,” Paul Revere made his legendary ride to warn of approaching British…

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