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Legislative Update

By Editor | March 7, 2023

A Week in Review: Bills clear committee, head to full House   Legislators are officially halfway through the 2023 Regular Session and legislation is moving through both chambers as lawmakers keep an eye on the calendar. Wednesday, February 22 marked the final day to file new bills in the House and a total of 594…

150 Year Anniversary of Summer Shade

By Editor | May 10, 2022

Exerts of an article written by the Metcalfe Co. Homemakers, ca 1940-41.   The little town of Summer Shade is situated in the southwestern part of Metcalfe County formed from Barren County in 1860. Summer Shade is on State Highway 90 which is called the John Muir Trail. The town was first called Glovers Creek.…

Gillenwater: Prominent Glasgow Attorney passes

By Editor | February 16, 2022

Provided by Morris Family Services   Prominent Glasgow Attorney, Timothy Justin Gillenwater, known by friends as “Tim”, died peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2022. He was at his home in the South Fork community of Barren County, Kentucky, in the loving care of his devoted wife Kimberly Gillenwater. He was 70 years old.   A…

$5.3 Billion, Kentucky’s 2nd-Best Year…EVER

By Editor | December 28, 2018

Gov. Bevin: Kentucky Scores $5.3 Billion in Planned Business Investment for Second-Best Year Ever Manufacturers, service and tech companies in 2018 announced plans to create 14,500 full-time jobs FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 28, 2018) – Companies pledged nearly $5.3 billion in expansions and new facility locations throughout Kentucky this year, making 2018 the second-highest in state…

2018 Farm bill passed

By Editor | December 20, 2018

Kentucky’s electric cooperatives applaud passage of 2018 Farm Bill  Co-ops thank legislators advocating for Kentucky’s rural communities Louisville, Ky. (December 20, 2018) – Kentucky’s electric cooperatives applaud today’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by President Donald Trump which will advance the interests of rural America. Kentucky’s 26 electric cooperatives serve 1.5 million Kentuckians in 117…

Aluminum Plant to Grow by $42 Million

By Editor | December 19, 2018

Newly Opened Kobelco Aluminum Plant in Bowling Green to Grow by $42 Million Auto supplier’s 90-employee expansion in Warren County will add melting furnace, extrusion and fabrication capacity FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Less than two years after opening its Bowling Green plant, automotive parts manufacturer Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. will expand with a…

Gov. Bevin’s Issues Statement

By Editor | December 19, 2018

Gov. Bevin Issues Statement Regarding Conclusion of Special Legislative Session to Address Kentucky’s Pension Crisis   Gov. Matt Bevin tonight issued the following statement regarding the conclusion of the special legislative session to address Kentucky’s pension crisis: “Tonight is a sad night in the Commonwealth. What is clear is that Kentucky, at this time, does…

Hemp Company Near Mayfield

By Editor | December 14, 2018

  Winchester-Based Hemp Company GenCanna to Establish New Facility near Mayfield Operation would create 80 jobs in west Kentucky as industry gains momentum FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2018) – Kentucky continues its role as a national leader in the burgeoning hemp industry as Gov. Matt Bevin today announced GenCanna Global USA Inc., a hemp genetics and…

Dr. Rand Paul

By Editor | December 12, 2018

Dear Friend, On Tuesday evening, Kelley and I joined Americans from all across the nation in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to pay our respects to former President George H.W. Bush.  The 41st president lived a remarkable life, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time. (Dr. Paul Pays Respect to…

Jobe Asked Governor Bevin the Tough Questions

By Editor | November 30, 2018

By Scotty Dennis For the second year in a row, Governor Bevin has invited members of our newspaper company for a personal interview in his State Capital office in Frankfort. Publisher Jeff Jobe and his team took Governor Bevin up on his invitation to interview last week. With no script, like the year before, the…





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