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City splits on EPB Chairman Froedge

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Tracy Shirley, Director of Glasgow/Barren County Emergency Management, gave the Glasgow City Council a report following concerns some councilmembers had in December following the tornado outbreak last month. The emergency management department is responsible for testing the outdoor tornado sirens and Shirley discussed several issues recently found regarding them.…

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Court appropriates $1M to healthcare sector, $500K to education

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a 7-1 vote last week, Barren County Fiscal Court voted to earmark $1,000,000.00 to the healthcare sector in Barren County for the purpose of retaining employees with an additional $500,000.00 to healthcare education. As with many areas across the nation, staffing shortages are taking a toll on businesses…

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Operation Lights On

Glasgow EPB shares details following historic tornado Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   After a deadly tornado outbreak that swept across six states on Dec. 10th into the morning of Dec. 11th, many communities across the Commonwealth were left without electricity including Glasgow Electric Plant Board customers. The damage across Kentucky was extensive. Northern Barren…

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$1M Trimmed From Premium Pay

Allyson Dix  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Barren County employees will see an increase in their premium paychecks after the fiscal court unanimously approved to pay employees’ retirement contributions and tax deductions from the payments in a special-called meeting last week.   Judge/Executive Micheal Hale presented more information regarding ARPA funds to the court and proposed to…

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“Hindsight’s 20/20”

Court unites on premium pay up to $9,900 per employee to be disbursed in three payments. Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In an expected special called meeting, the Barren County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve premium pay for three payments of up to $3,300 per payment in the next year—a big reduction from…

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Council pauses to remember former councilmember

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Glasgow City Council opened their meeting with a moment of silence for the passing of former council member Eldon Smith. Smith passed away on Nov 13 at the age of 89 in Iowa City, Iowa, where he resided. Glasgow Mayor Harold Armstrong announced that Smith was a member…

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Confusion abounds in Cave City form of government

City approves to accept cemetery ownership with stipulations Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Councilwoman Beverly Ford made a motion in the Nov. 8 Cave City Council meeting to change the city’s form of government from a Mayor-Council to a Commission. Ford’s unexpected item was not listed on the evening’s agenda. The motion passed 3-2,…

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City employees to receive ‘premium pay’

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a special-called meeting on Nov. 1, the Glasgow City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to transfer funds for the purpose of dispersing premium pay to city employees. The funds are from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. On March 11, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the…

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BCFC – Barren to receive $8.59M funding

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Barren County Fiscal Court has addressed several issues as of late that may affect many employees within the county and city. At last week’s regular meeting, the court voted to approve a “pie chart” presented to the court by County Treasurer Jenny Hoffman and Krista Steenbergen, a newly contracted…

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Glasgow seeks new 911 arrangement

Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The 911 Call Center Director alongside ten employees were present Monday night for the Glasgow City Council meeting where council members voted to return the $70,000 received for the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center, also referred to as the 911 call center. Both Barren County and the City of Cave…

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