Area Breaking News

EPB to consider elimination of variable rates

By Jeff Jobe Publisher, Barren County Progress The Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) Superintendent Billy Ray has posted an agenda that contains items that, if approved, could be the end of variable rate and peak demand billing otherwise known as Infotricity. The agenda items and proposed discussion are being initiated by board member DT Froedge. …

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Administrative/Budget Committee Meet to Discuss Budget and Possible Raises

By Steven Reneau The Administrative/Budget Committee held a teleconference meeting last Thursday morning at 11 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live to discuss their budget for the 20-21’ fiscal year. Part of the discussion was centered on payroll for the county’s various facilities, including the Sheriff’s Department and its deputies and the deputy jailers’ salaries.…

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Cave City City Council Cautions Citizens

‘Keep Golf Carts Off Roadways’ By Steven Reneau The City of Cave City held its regular Council meeting Monday evening in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting opened with City Clerk and Treasurer Jennifer Freeman discussing their typical finances, including restaurant tax, transient room tax, and investments. They also had the second reading and…

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Justice for Kar Kar

By Mary Beth Sallee   The following story centers around the tragic loss of a child, the information as provided from his mother, and her search for answers.   Tara Shaw described her son, Raylen Ja’Kari Malik-EL Green, as a funny and vibrant little boy full of love.   “He was real sweet,” Tara said.…

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Local voting for upcoming election

Hart County Clerks Office   We would like to do our best to keep all of Hart County residents informed on what to expect for the upcoming election. There have been several changes this year with the election due to COVID-19, and we know it can be a struggle to keep up with what is…

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Paddling For Suicide Awareness

By: Cody Early Hart County News-Herald The annual Paddling for Suicide Prevention Awareness event in Munfordville was anticipated to be one of the biggest fundraising events of the year with an estimated 100 to 150 people expected to attend. As the days grew shorter leading up to the event, things didn’t turn out as planned.…

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New Industrial Park to Receive Road Funds

Submitted Barren County Progress Glasgow, KY. –August 31,2020   Less than one week after officially closing on the new industrial park property, the Barren County Economic Authority, Governor Andy Beshear and Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray announced a Road Access Grant in the amount of $500,000 to help spur the development. The $500,000 grant will…

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Dive and Yancey’s Join Lawsuit

“We are struggling to honor the ever changing requirements and can’t seem to get any respect for the work we have done in following everything asked of us,” Leticia Cline, owner The Dive Bar, Cave City By Wade Daffron Jobe Regional Coverage Plaintiffs in a recently-filed lawsuit are getting support from locals who feel “the…

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Teacher arrested again, accused of sex with same minor

A former Barren County Middle School teacher has been arrested again after he purportedly had sex with a minor. William Kyle Gardner, 28, was arrested last October after the Barren County Sheriff’s Office determined he had sexual intercourse with a student. He was arrested on the latest charges on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the…

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