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BRITTON SHAWN JEFFRIES

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Britton Shawn Jeffries, age 34, formerly of Edmonton, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. Britt was born October 4, 1987, and is the son of Terry and Marsha Irwin Jeffries of Edmonton who survives. Britt is a 2006 graduate of Metcalfe County High School and a 2011 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College…

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COVID-19: What is an incidence rate?

Mary Beth Sallee  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, much discussion has revolved around what an incidence rate is and how it affects local decisions.   According to information received from the Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD), an incidence rate is used to gain a better understanding of the spread of…

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Accepting $70K tabled

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On Monday night, the Glasgow City Council discussed an ordinance that would allow funds from Barren County and Cave City to assist in the payments for pay raises for the 911 Communications Department. The first reading of the ordinance was met with many questions from council members. The ordinance…

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‘Life Behind the Counter’

Son honors Chuck Evans in print Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   There aren’t many people in South Central Kentucky who don’t remember Chuck Evans. Evans operated a successful chain of liquor stores in Bowling Green, Kentucky when Bowling Green was the only county in the region offering beer, wine, and spirits. Eventually,…

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Survivor

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for Barren County native and breast cancer survivor Teresa Jewell Bewley, she hopes sharing her story will help others. Bewley found a lump in her breast at the end of March in 2020. However, due to closures caused by the COVID-19…

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BOBBY LYNN ERVIN

EDMONTON – Bobby Lynn Ervin, son of the late Mitchell and Norma Ervin was born April 8th, 1963. He departed this life on Monday, October 11th, 2021, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Bobby was 58 years, 6 months, and three days of age. Bobby made a profession of Christ and was saved as…

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Exploration in Kentucky Expands the World’s Longest Cave

By Paula L.Ratliff Courtesy of the Epoch News   Cave explorers discovered eight miles of tunnels at Mammoth Cave, bringing the total length of explored passageways in the world’s longest subterranean system to 420 miles. The Mammoth Cave National Park and the Cave Research Foundation announced the underground discoveries as cavers continue to explore the…

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Taxes rates approved

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 5 at City Hall.  The second reading of Tax Ordinance 2021-2022-02 was unanimously approved. The motor vehicle and watercraft tax is 15.2 cents per every $100 of assessed value in the City of Edmonton as of January…

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Fall fun for Metcalfe

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   Although the resurgence of Covid has put a damper on some of the activities planned this fall, October is still full of events and alternatives for the community to enjoy.   For example, the traditional downtown Halloween gathering that brings hundreds of kids to the Edmonton square…

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Pediatric Cancer Series Part 1: Aniston’s Story

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Worldwide, more than 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. In the U.S. alone, nearly 16,000 children aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer yearly, averaging 43 children a day whose lives are forever changed by the disease. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire…

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