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CMA Legislative Luncheon – Incentives key to future film success

By RAYNA GLASS rayna.glass@jpinews.com As it has been for much of the year, film was the talk of Southern Kentucky tourism during the Caveland Marketing Association’s Annual Legislative Luncheon Monday, December 4. Meeting in the Cave City Convention Center representatives from around Kentucky were present for the afternoon event from local, state and federal government…

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Warming hearts, heads, and hands

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. More than 12 years ago, a handful of local artisans began comparing notes about their chosen craft – for some knitting and others crocheting – and in time the creative minds concluded to gather weekly to practice their craft together. Thus began the Knitting and Crocheting Ministry…

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MY KENTUCKY: Our Soldier of Misfortune

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Few Kentuckians know the name Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, yet he was associated with one of the most significant events in America’s 20th Century history in circumstances that unfortunately left him out of history for more than 75 years. On December 7, 1941, the Henderson native was…

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GLENN & BETTY BARRICK: Keepers of the Land

By Thomas Wampler Jobe Publishing Contributor “You can look out that window, across the field and see the farm I was raised on,” said Glenn Barrick, pointing out his kitchen window toward his birthplace. “This has been my home for all my life. We dabbled in a little of everything back then and over the…

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MY KENTUCKY: Billy Vaughn’s magical melodies

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Riding the wave of success as one of the founding members of The Hilltoppers, Glasgow native Billy Vaughn became music director of Dot Records in 1954. By December 1 of that year, his recording of “Melody of Love” had soared in popularity to enjoy a 27-week run…

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MATTHEW COMPTON: Primed for positive growth

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. As Service Manager for Bailey-Gibson Automotive in Glasgow, Matthew Compton is passionate about providing top-notch service to his customers; as a young professional, Compton’s passion extends to his service in the community and its future. “I’m very passionate about this community. I want to see Glasgow survive…

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DIRT ROAD DIARIES: Hoodlum’s Hut

By Clinton Powell Jobe Publishing Contributor My much beloved cousin, Wayne Elmore, was affectionately called the Hoodlum. How he received this moniker has been debated, but the most likely origin was my Mother. At the time, Wayne had recently returned from serving in the Army in Vietnam, his marriage had fallen apart while he was…

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TIME TRAVEL: 225 Years on the Move

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Motoring outside of its usual role of showcasing all things Corvette, the National Corvette Museum has mounted its own transportation time-hop spanning 225 years of Kentucky history. Curator Derek Moore seized the opportunity to broaden the museum’s focus and simultaneously celebrate the 225th anniversary of Kentucky’s…

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MICA WOOD PENCE: Rooted & Grounded in The Barrens

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Describing life in Glasgow and Barren County as “small enough so that everyone is family but big enough to allow opportunities,” Mica Wood Pence said living elsewhere was never a serious consideration. For her, growing up in the Temple Hill area was a unique blend of family…

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MY KENTUCKY: Carry A Nation for Prohibition

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Describing herself as “a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn’t like,” Kentucky native Carrie Amelia Moore Nation, became a prominent figure in America’s toward prohibition of alcoholic beverages. Born in Garrard County on November 25, 1846, she had an imposing…

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