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Policy update for Letters to the Editor

The Edmonton Herald-News has had the same verification process in place for 30 years for our Letters to the Editors section. We get e-mails and follow up with communication either in person or through electronic communication. In today’s high-tech world and with easy access to establishing fake accounts and false identities, it has come to…

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Shelter or Sanctuary? Metcalfe Sheriff addresses animal control

Allyson Dix Jobe Reporter  Animal control is a multifaceted problem–a complex and often contested matter. There are many legalities mixed in with a compassion for the well-being of animals. It isn’t always a black-and-white issue. Lingering at the county level are ongoing discussions over animal control matters and it isn’t an uncommon one. In fact,…

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County doesn’t entertain a taxing district despite $92K deficit

Barren River District Health Dept. can’t approve their budget without Metcalfe rectifying a 6-year deficit Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe magistrates unanimously approved $27,793 for last year’s health department deficit, a portion of what the Barren River District Health Department says the county owes. Matt Hunt, District Director of the Barren River District…

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Father of former Glasgow Superintendent found after 32 years

By Allyson Dix A Jobe Publishing, Inc. Exclusive   The whereabouts of an Eastern Kentucky coal miner have remained unknown for over three decades until his skeletal remains were found submerged in Dewey Lake earlier this year. That coal miner was Ruvil Hale, the father of former Glasgow Superintendent Keith Hale. Ruvil lived a turbulent…

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Like surprises, and books? Keep Reading!

Metcalfe Co. Public Library Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Kids and adults alike are in for a treat this month at the Metcalfe County Public Library (MCPL) with numerous events and new books coming soon! The library hosts a fun and exciting program for subscription book boxes where books are selected for readers of…

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Burst water line shut down Dollar General

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Edmonton Dollar General Store was closed for four days following a ceiling collapse in the men’s bathroom as a result of a frozen water line that had burst on Christmas Eve. The frigid temps led to the damaged pipe, which caused water to flood the area. Many shoppers…

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62 nursing home residents evacuated

“County lines do not separate our mission of caring for others” – Brooks Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On Christmas Eve, a tremendous amount of volunteers, staff, and personnel rallied around the residents of the Metcalfe Health Care Center (MHCC) following multiple water leaks in the facility. The evacuation was due to a water…

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Local family starting over after Christmas Eve fire

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A local family of five lost everything in a house fire on Christmas Eve. Jay Thompson and his family rented the home located at 368 Mell-Cork Road. The Edmonton-Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire and Fire Chief Troy Clemmons confirmed the house was a total loss. Jay,…

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Neighbors sworn in as Representative

Special to the Edmonton Herald-News   The Metcalfe County Courthouse was the venue this evening for the swearing-in ceremony of Representative Amy Neighbors. Amy was surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues. Metcalfe County Circuit Court Clerk, Tommy Garrett welcomed the crowd to the Cass R. Walden Courtroom. The prayer was led by Pastor Randy Johnson,…

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County bids farewell to several officials

“Thirty to thirty-five years in public service will take a toll on you at some point in time, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.” ~ Judge/Executive Harold Stilts By Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   There was standing room only last Monday during the reception held honoring four outgoing elected officials of Metcalfe County…

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