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Council strikes down changes to nuisance ordinance for homeowners

Infringing on individual’s rights: Honeycutt   Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The majority of councilmembers were not in favor of amending the city’s nuisance ordinance §95.03 to add more specific language regarding homeowners and their properties. Glasgow Code Enforcement Officer, Cheryl Pena, addressed the Glasgow City Council on July 25th in a regular meeting…

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Court approves unnamed location for new judicial center

Allyson Dix Government News/BCP   Barren County Fiscal Court selected and voted to approve a location for a new judicial center last week following a closed session meeting. Magistrate Jeff Botts made the motion once the court returned to open session to “authorize the use of eminent domain, if necessary, to secure property at the…

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SCOTUS ends constitutional right to abortion after 50 years

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a momentous decision last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that allowed abortion to be recognized as a constitutional right. The Court was narrowly split 5-4 for the final vote when they upheld a Mississippi law that…

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Fire and Police chiefs present annual update to councilmembers

Allyson Dix  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Both chiefs for the Glasgow Fire and Police Departments gave an annual presentation to the city council members last week where both highlighted they have or will soon be losing a lot of years of experience with retirees.   Fire Chief William Rock, who presented his first annual presentation since…

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In the aftermath of Uvalde

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   An unexpected flood of emotion rose from my heart to my eyes as I dropped off my daughter for her last day of first grade at Metcalfe Elementary School. Honestly, I had to pull some inner strength and choke back the rising sobs so not to appear to be…

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Magistrates stay united to sell horses

Allyson Dix JPI/Government News   Some magistrates have pledged $1,000 each to local non-profit organizations to help facilitate good homes for the nine seized horses the court voted to sell in late April. Citizens of the county filled the courtroom to hear the Barren Fiscal Court discuss the horses in another special-called meeting on May…

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Councilwomen allege discrimination over Zoom discontinuance

Allyson Dix JPI/Government News   Councilmembers in Cave City voted to discontinue the use of video conferencing for meetings leaving two women on the council claiming the move feels discriminatory. The six-member council consists of four men and two women: Beverly Ford, Steve Pedigo, Denny Doyle, Leticia Cline, Mike Houchens, and Kevin Houchens. Mayor Dewayne…

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GWC customers expected to see rate increases

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Glasgow Water Company customers may see an increase in their bills after the Glasgow City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance in the regular April 27th meeting. This follows a presentation from GWC Manager Scott Young at the last council meeting where he detailed extensively the…

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Judge doesn’t believe it’s his job to inform magistrates

Magistrate leaves meeting, Sheriff has to gain control and publisher called names Allyson Dix and Staff Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Judge/Executive Micheal Hale found himself at the forefront of tax dollars being expensed a year longer than necessary. Hale took to the podium in a joint committee meeting between the Building and Property and Emergency…

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