Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Providence Veterans Parade

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Locally grown popcorn featured at Kroger

J-E News Editor
Sometimes deciding which product to purchase at the grocery store can be a difficult task, especially when you approach the shelf and find a half dozen brands of the same item. In most cases you have no idea where the product came from, who packaged it or where it was grown. 
But one brand you will now find on the shelves at Kroger will change that. When you see the display for ‘Kentucky Proud Popcorn’ you’ll also see the faces of two Webster County farm families. That isn’t just a marketing ploy. That is because that popcorn was grown by one of those two familes.


Leonard files for recount in Family Court Judge's race

Ben Leonard

J-E News Editor
On November 4, 2014, the three county race for  5th Judicial Circuit, 2nd Division Family Court Judge came down to the wire, with Crittenden County’s Brandi Hagen Rogers defeating Webster County’s Ben Leonard by only fifty votes as the final precincts reported. That outcome will now be questioned in court.
According to Crittenden County Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Guill, on Friday, Ben Leonard filed for a recount in the election proceedings. 

Water Board to review Cost of Service Study, consider increase

J-E News Editor
For most of the last year the Webster County Water District (WCWD) has been discussing the prospect of doing a cost of service study. According to district Superintendent Paul Lashbrook, that study is currently underway and should be completed in time for the December water board meeting.
 The study will be used to clearly define exactly how the district’s operating costs compare to the price of water. It will take into consideration every expenditure, including utilities, chemical costs and payroll. In the end there is a good chance the study will result in an increase of water rates.

J-E welcomes new sales representative

The Journal-Enterprise has hired Todd P’Pool to act as the newspapers new full-time outside sales Account Executive. P’Pool joined the J-E staff last week with a goal of expanding the newspaper’s sales reach, allowing for the addition of new material to the paper’s existing content.