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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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Young applauds successes and issues warning of difficult times ahead

Glasgow Water Company Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Scott Young, General Manager of Glasgow Water Company, gave an annual utility presentation Monday night to the city council, which will also be his last before leaving GWC. His message included many accomplishments, projects, and goals. Young also warned of challenging times ahead in a post-pandemic…

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Glasgow’s closed session violated Open Meeting laws

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Office of Attorney General recently opined that the City of Glasgow violated the Open Meetings Act after a local media outlet, WCLU News, requested such opinion following a closed meeting and untimely complaint response. The Barren County Progress reported on the city council meeting held on March 14,…

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Fire Chief Rock sworn in; City adopts BRADD plans

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Glasgow Fire Department has a new chief for the department. William Rock was sworn in and took his oath as chief with Glasgow Mayor Harold M.D. Armstrong in the March 28th city council meeting before any business items were addressed. Fire Chief Rock was the Assistant Fire Chief…

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County Horsing Around

Hale, Botts, Houchens, and Bowman support it, while Dickerson, Sartin, Riddle, and Coomer do not Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Barren County Fiscal Court split 4-4 in a vote requesting the county purchase a horse trailer for loose livestock animals in last week’s meeting after the discussion spiraled into a discussion revolving around…

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