Thursday, August 6, 2015

Gov. Beshear’s Statement on Jefferson Davis Statue

“The Historic Properties Advisory Commission by law has control over the statues in the Rotunda of the State Capitol, and recently I asked the Commission to review the appropriateness of the Jefferson Davis statue remaining in the Rotunda," Beshear said in a statement on Wednesday.

Providence Literary Festival to bring Best Seller to Webster County

Western Kentucky-based horror author Matthew Alan Hughes announced last week that New York Times Best Selling Author Kody Keplinger would be appearing as a special guest at the 2015 Providence Literary Festival, which will be held next Saturday.

The inaugural event, held last September, featured New York Times Best Seller Jay Bonansinga, author of ‘The Walking Dead’ novel series. The festival boasted 21 published west Kentucky-based authors and drew over 250 visitors to the small community of Providence.

Sebree native to make Network Television debut tongiht

J-E Editor

On Thursday night, television fans across the country will get the chance to see one of Webster County’s own shine when he appears in an episode of ‘The Astronauts’ Wives’ on the ABC network. It will be Sebree-native and Webster County High School graduate Glenn Hobgood’s network television debut. Not bad for a guy who launched his professional acting career only five years ago.

After spending years on the road as a stand-up comedian, appearing under the name of Bubba Saunders, Hobgood hung up his traveling shoes and decided to pursue a career in acting. It was a big career change for a man in his mid-fifties, but one Hobgood had planned ahead for.
“I decided to make a change when it became evident that we were going to stay in  St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana,” Hobgood said.

Special Publications

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WC: Behind the Bade - Deputy Cory Patmore

J-E Editor

Everyday the people of Webster County are served by the members of our various local law enforcement agencies. From the city police departments to the Sheriff’s office and Fish and Wildlife officers, these men put their lives on the line every day so that we can be safe.
During 2015 the J-E will look to honor each of these officers by telling their story in the pages of our newspaper. Please, join us in thanking these officers for what they do.

Kentucky’s Graduation Rate Among Tops In Nation

The latest numbers on the graduation rate are out from the United States Department of Education, and Kentucky is among the leaders nationwide.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Kentucky’s 86 percent graduation rate in the 2012-13 school year is fourth highest in the United States. Only nine states have a higher rate and six are tied with Kentucky. The national graduation rate is 81 percent.
“This data reflects ongoing efforts that have been underway to keep students in school so they have a better opportunity to become college/career-ready,” said Commissioner Terry Holliday.