William “Billy” Cassady 1948-2019

William “Billy” Cassady    1948-2019 William “Billy” Cassady, age 70, of Park City passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home. He was born on December 22, 1948 in Barren County to the late W.B. “Benny” Cassady and the late Maevonia Doyle Cassady. He was married for twenty years to Loretta Hope Cassady, who…

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Sherry Beth Goldsmith Poole 1980-2019

Sherry Beth Goldsmith Poole 1980-2019 Sherry Beth Goldsmith Poole, 38, of Campbellsville, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Louisville, KY on May 22, 1980, to the late Frank Goldsmith, Jr. Of Louisville and Loretta Hope Cassady of Park City, who survives. Sherry was a former manager and…

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The changing family farm

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Rural Matters Series – Part I:   The counties of South Central Kentucky are known for fertile fields, and a strong sense of pride when it comes to the rich family farming tradition deeply rooted there. However, over the past few decades, the average…

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Planning for the future

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Edmonton City Council members voted on several items at the April 1st meeting affecting the future plans of Edmonton. Mayor Doug Smith began by asking City Clerk Dawn Devore to present the results of the Request for Qualification (RFQ) advertisement for Engineers for the Water Improvement…

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Lorene Todd Tanksley- 1925-2019

Lorene Todd Tanksley- 1925-2019 Lorene Todd Tanksley, 93 of Park City, KY, departed this life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Hart County. The Henry County, TN native was born on April 15, 1925 to the late Leslie D. and Lillian Cook Todd. She was married to the late Roy Tanksley. She was a factory…

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Roads remain a concern

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet FY 2019/20 Rural Secondary Program allotment was presented by Civil Engineer Heath Crawford and Branch Manager Blake Williams at the Tuesday, March 26th fiscal court meeting per KRS 177.330. The rural municipal aid funds allotted to Metcalfe County for rural and secondary roads in…

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Girl Power X 4

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. “I’ve laughed with people, I’ve cried with people. I’ve done first haircuts and watched their little faces light up. It’s only just hair, it’s so much more,” said Katie Elder-Smith, one of the proprietors of Polished Salon & Spa in Edmonton. Polished opened in 2013…

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Lytle steps down

    By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Edmonton-Metcalfe Industrial Development Authority held its March board meeting on Monday, March 25th at the chamber office. This will be the last meeting with Chairman Bill Lytle as he is retiring from the position effective April 1st. It was announced at the February meeting that…

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DAISY SELMA JOBE WELSH

SUMMER SHADE – Daisy Selma Jobe Welsh, age 87, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, at T J Samson Hospital. Born December 28, 1931, she was a retired hairdresser and a member of Hickory College Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Legene Welsh; daughter, Judith Cherry of Scottsville,…

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GEPB board member Biggers submits resignation

The Barren County Progress has confirmed that Glasgow Mayor Harold MD Armstrong has received the formal resignation from Glasgow Electric Plant Board member Mark Biggers.  The resignation was in the form of a letter printed below.   Armstrong said he had just notified council members and will begin immediately to fill the position.  He said, “there…

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