Area News

Logsdon says Sheriff Doyle retaliated against his staff

“Liars and criminals are under the protection by the Edmonson County Sheriff” – Attorney Crystal Thompson By Jeff Jobe The day after the May 16, 2018 issue of the Edmonson News in which a story about civil rights violations against juveniles was published, an associate attorney with the local law firm Logsdon and Associates, Crystal…

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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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LOWE & LYLES: Heroes save schoolmate’s life

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Two Barren County High School students were recognized Tuesday morning for their heroic acts that saved the life of a classmate. Junior Alex Lowe and Sophomore Wyatt Lyles were lauded by the school officials, government officials, and more than 1,300 cheering classmates. The students were returning to…

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A “Doyle Brothers” Cover-up?

Entire news story with conflicting statements removed, and headlines changed By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com In the May 24, 2017 issue of the Edmonson News it was reported that not until the former Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy Amanda Coniglio brought it to his attention Judge Executive Wil Cannon had no knowledge that the current Edmonson County Animal Control Officer…

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Suffolk Marker dedication

Butler County is a bountiful display of interesting historical facts. Each of the communities within it tells their own story of how things came to be. Rochester is the latest in that installment. On May 12, families traveled to the town in celebration of the history of that location by having a Suffolk Marker dedication.   …

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Musical melodies – Music at the Mural

  The season opener for Music at the Mural was well attended. Over 20 local musicians and vocalists participated. This proves that the ongoing musical celebration is off to a great start for the upcoming summer months.  Some of the benefits of the gathering include; free admission to the public, an opportunity for the new…

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Bridge adds adventure at Hidden River Cave

Jerry Matera More adventure and the attraction of a longer cave trip will be added to the Hidden River Cave tour with a swinging bridge, according to American Cave Museum and Hidden River Cave Administrator Dave Foster. Foster commented that the bridge would probably quadruple the length of the current tour and would be an attraction in itself.…

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Controversy to communication, Civil War Days Debate

Rayna Glass A firestorm on Facebook sparked when Harold Cottrell posted on the Remembering Munfordville Facebook page on May 2 that Civil War Days would look different this September than it has in years past. Fearful of losing beloved traditions such as the Battle of Munfordville re-enactment and the Blue and Gray Ball, many members…

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