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Court approves to sell horses in advertised sealed bids

By Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing The Barren County Fiscal Court approved a motion that would move towards selling the nine horses at the Barren River Lake state park after spending nearly $45,000 on them. Magistrates voted unanimously in favor of selling the county-owned equines with Judge/Executive Micheal Hale as the sole dissenting vote in a…

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“You want this?” Prostitution arrest made in Glasgow

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Barren and Metcalfe   The Summer Spa Massage Parlor of Glasgow has been shut down following an investigation by the Glasgow Police Department (GPD). The GPD received complaints and tips related to illegal human trafficking, promoting prostitution, providing sexual services for compensation, and operating without a license. The investigation was conducted…

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MCFC – Excess fees given to the county

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   On March 8 the Metcalfe County fiscal court met for a regularly scheduled meeting. Sheriff Lonnie Hodges and Office Manager Lynn Lunz were present to present the MCSO settlement. Lunz stated that the only small budget amendments made were due to rising fuel prices. Sheriff Hodges presented…

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Businesses sold vape products to underage juveniles

Submitted by Hart County Sheriff’s Department Drug paraphernalia found at both locations On February 17, 2022, search warrants were executed at the Sunoco Station and the Marathon Station in Munfordville. The Search Warrants were obtained following an investigation that was conducted on February 16, 2022. An underage juvenile purchased the product known as “Delta 10”…

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Rowland Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

    Frankfort, Kentucky (December 10, 2021) – State Representative Bart Rowland of Tompkinsville announced Friday that he will not seek re-election to represent the state’s 21st District in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Rowland currently serves all of Hart, Metcalfe, and Monroe counties and a portion of Hardin County.   “I’m extremely honored that…

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Etoile Fair 2021

Special to the Barren County Progress Photos by Jennifer Moonsong   The almost 80-year-old tradition of the Etoile Fair continued on August 28, as the young and young at heart gathered for traditional games and fun, including tractor and stick horse races.  

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Edmonson County Fiscal Court Meeting August 23, 2021

Lynzie Embry-Jones  Editor  Edmonson News  Monday, August 23, the Edmonson County Fiscal Court held a public hearing to gather the community’s thoughts on setting the 2021 tax rates. Property tax rates for Edmonson County in 2020 were set at 13.9%. This year, the compensating rate set by the state is 13.4%. The Fiscal Court decided to…

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Kentucky Rural Water Association Announces New Executive Director

BOWLING GREEN, KY – The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) is pleased to announce the selection of Scott Young as the association’s next executive director. Young will replace Gary Larimore, who is retiring after leading KRWA for 42 years since its inception. The decision follows an extensive nationwide search process. Young…

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Glasgow stand-off ends without incident

Story by Jennifer Moonsong Photos provided by JR Jessie   Wednesday afternoon Glasgow Police officers responded to a call on Humble Avenue because a man had a gun pointed at a child. According to a press release from the Glasgow Police Department, Sgt. Houchens arrived on the scene and located the subject identified as Cannon…

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