Jobe Regional Features

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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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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