Toys for troubled times

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Did you know that in Barren and Metcalfe counties, there are more than 300 children a year that enter the court system because they have been neglected or abused?   Whether it’s because they’re testifying about past abuse or the divorce of their parents, attending…

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Cave City Council addresses need for transparency

By T. Wampler Progress News and Sports   The April meeting of the Cave City Council took an unexpected turn when guest speaker Kerry Mears stepped to the mic. The regularly scheduled council meeting took place on April 12 starting at 5 pm at the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting was following typical…

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Investments under discussion

By PJ Martin Jobe Publishing, Inc. The Glasgow City Council held its regular meeting on April 12th by video teleconference. The second reading of an Ordinance relating to the transfer of surplus property owned by the City of Glasgow as part of excess land set aside to the City in the amount of 0.167 acres…

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Library holds homeschool meet and greet

Jennifer Moonsong  Central Division  General Manager  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Because the Metcalfe County Public Library saw a need within the community, they are hosting homeschool meet and greet at the Edmonton Memorial Park.   The event will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 1:00 PM, in the pavilion by tennis courts.   “The library is…

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On the hunt for dry land fish

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   In West Virginia, they’re known as molly moochers. In eastern Kentucky, the common name is hickory chickens. In other parts of the Commonwealth, they’re referred to as merkels or miracles based on folklore of how they saved a mountain family from starvation. And in south central Kentucky,…

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Lady Hornets hand Russell County their first loss of the season

By Johnnie Tarter Jobe Publishing Contributor   Not only did the Lady Hornets dish out Russell County’s Lady Lakers their first loss of the season but it’s also the first time Metcalfe’s Softball Program has beat Russell since May 2nd, 2013, according to KHSAA. “This was a really good win for us,” says Lady Hornet…

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DONALD KEITH “DON” YOUNG

EDMONTON – Donald Keith “Don” Young, 84, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Don was born February 20, 1937, in Metcalfe County the son of the late Euna and Neelia Froedge Young.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Don retired from…

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RUTH E. HODGES EDWARDS FERGUSON

EDMONTON – Ruth Elizabeth Hodges Edwards Fergerson, 84, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Metcalfe Health Care Center. Born November 14, 1936, in Summer Shade, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elsie Branstetter Hodges. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hickory College Church of Christ. Survivors include daughters,…

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Smithsonian Exhibit comes to Glasgow

  By PJ Martin Editor, Herald-News   The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center (SCKCC) and the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library were chosen by the Kentucky Humanities Council to host the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural American.” The ribbon cutting was held Friday, April 9 and the exhibit officially opened…

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Barren County celebrates National Donate Life Month

Special to the Barren County Progress   Every April Barren County Circuit Court Clerk, Krissie Coe Fields, celebrates National Donate Life Month in partnership with the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and Donate Life America. A Proclamation Signing will be held on Friday, April 16th at 8:15 in front of the Courthouse. This…

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