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Lighthouse remains beacon for lovers of down-home food

By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager At the Kentucky State Fair, The Lighthouse Restaurant was awarded by Kentucky Living and named one of the Best Down-Home Restaurants in the Bluegrass, something locals and tourists alike have known for a long time. “We have tried to change little things as we’ve needed to, but we’ve not changed…

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BRANSTETTER PARK – The Tradition Continues

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The 92nd homecoming at Branstetter Park has come and gone. Friends and family gathered Saturday and Sunday for lot of music, good food, a great message, and a lot of catching up. If you didn’t attend these photos show just a little piece of what you missed.   This…

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Back to school, back in the day

  Anne Pyburn Craig Thanks to good stewardship and a caring community, Monroe County students return this week to comfortable buildings with plenty of space, equipment, and technology But it wasn’t all that long ago that back to school looked very different indeed. “You got your good basics from a rural country school,” recalls Iris…

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Literary feast to be held at Old Mulkey

By Anne Pyburn Craig Since the publication of her two novels, Until Death Parts and Life Goes On, Monroe County author and teacher Kimberly Bartley has traveled the region to a variety of author events. And when she saw the opportunity to help create an “author event” right here at Old Mulkey, she jumped at…

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Sulphur Lick enlivened by store’s revival

      Last Thursday, May 17, marked Grand Opening Day for the Sulphur Lick Store at 7017 Sulphur Lick Road (Highway 839). Residents of the nearby countryside in northwestern Monroe County will no longer have to venture into the city to purchase a sandwich and an ice cream cone or shop for decor items…

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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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NORMA LEIGH JOHNSON

GLASGOW – Norma Leigh Johnson, age 88, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at her home. Born in Hardensburg she was the daughter of the late Samuel Walton and Ollie “Ola” Tabor Payne. She was a homemaker and member of the Savoyard Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons: Darryl (Rebecca) Robbins of Glasgow,…

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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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TAYLOR TALKS EPB: Nominee stresses fairness in decision making

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. While there was no official announcement to the public, Mayor Dick Doty’s nomination of Glasgow accountant Tag Taylor to the embattled board of directors of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board spread throughout the community last week. As requested by Glasgow City Councilman Jake Dickinson last December, Doty…

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