The Edmonson Voice is pleased to announce the newest member to our team, staff reporter and photographer Moriah Peterson.
Moriah and her husband Jake recently moved to Brownsville and are getting acquainted with neighbors, local happenings, and the community.
An experienced photographer, Moriah received an Associate of Arts from SKYCTC after graduating from Franklin Simpson High School in 2013. She was born in Michigan, later moved to Ohio with her family, and eventually came to Kentucky as a teenager, where she's been ever since.
"I've moved around quite a bit since I was small, but there's no doubt that Kentucky has been my favorite," she said.
With a background in art, photography, and writing, she thought it might be difficult to find something in the county where she could both showcase her talents and be part of the community.
"I started following the Edmonson Voice when we first moved here and when I saw they were looking to hire someone I was so excited about the opportunity," she said. "I think it's meant to be."
Moriah has been a dog trainer for the last two years at a regional pet store and also photographs newborns at a nearby hospital. She enjoys painting, cooking, and spending time with her dogs and her husband, a veteran who served in Afghanistan.
"I'm a proud wife of a veteran," she said.
"Even though I've lived in Michigan and Ohio, I've always lived in rural areas so Edmonson County is not a culture shock," she said with a grin. "I've always been drawn to small towns. We love living in a place without a single stoplight in the entire county."
She said that she and her husband looked for a small home with some land for a long time, unfortunately they struggled to find something in their price range until they found a listing in the northern part of Brownsville. They purchased the property in December and are remodeling the place themselves.
"It's a work in progress," she said. "Maybe someday we'll need something bigger, but we love Edmonson County and the Mammoth Cave area."
Jake, who designs and builds tactical gear, loves the area and enjoys the outdoors. He's gotten to know some of his neighbors and is looking forward to hunting on some adjacent property later on. He also films his own survival videos and shares his enthusiasm for the outdoors and his products on his YouTube channel. You can find out more about his tactical gear by clicking here or visiting his website at beachintactical.com.
We welcome Moriah to the Edmonson Voice team and encourage you to say hello when you see her out and about the county.
"We really like it here and plan on staying for a long time," she said. "I'm excited to be involved in our community and to serve Edmonson County."