Monroe/Metcalfe Counties

Toys for troubled times

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Did you know that in Barren and Metcalfe counties, there are more than 300 children a year that enter the court system because they have been neglected or abused?   Whether it’s because they’re testifying about past abuse or the divorce of their parents, attending…

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Library holds homeschool meet and greet

Jennifer Moonsong  Central Division  General Manager  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Because the Metcalfe County Public Library saw a need within the community, they are hosting homeschool meet and greet at the Edmonton Memorial Park.   The event will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 1:00 PM, in the pavilion by tennis courts.   “The library is…

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The Prairie Ramblers: Summer Shade’s forgotten, famous musical treasure

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe County has been long known for its rich musical history, but amongst many well-known groups and solo artists, one such musical act that rose to stardom has been nearly forgotten: The Prairie Ramblers. Founding members “Chick” (Charles Gilbert) Hurt, and “Happy” Jack Taylor came…

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The cicadas are coming

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Kentucky is one of 15 states in the lower 48 which will witness one of nature’s phenomena: Cicadas.   Experts believe in approximately a month (maybe as much as 6 weeks here in the Bluegrass) cicadas will begin to emerge in parts of Delaware, Illinois,…

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Glasgow Water Company helps local charities

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On April 1, the Glasgow Water Company (GWC) presented $6,137.01 to three local organizations: Next Step, the Boys and Girls Club of Barren County, and Bridge Kentucky, Inc.   Presenting the checks for $2,045.67 each on behalf of the company were GWC Board Member Representative…

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Barn Lot Theater back in the spotlight in 2021

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Tender, touching, witty, thrilling, or thoughtful, there is something for everyone in BLT’s recently announced schedule of plays for the remainder of the year. “We are very excited to announce our plays for the remainder of 2021,” said a press release. The theater will have…

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Barren County Sheriff’s Office to get three used vehicles

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a special called meeting of Barren County fiscal court on March 24, Sheriff Kent Keen addressed the court regarding the immediate need for new vehicles.   “The sheriff’s office has ran into some bad luck with vehicles,” said Judge/Executive Hale.   Keen explained that…

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Lawsuit filed in death of Jeremy Marr

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A federal lawsuit has been filed by the family of Jeremy Marr, a 35-year-old man who died last April following a confrontation with police officers in Glasgow.   The incident, which was caught on video, became the subject of national news and local protests. The…

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Metcalfe County Fiscal Court – Road projects, jail budget discussed

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the regularly scheduled Metcalfe County Fiscal Court meeting held March 23, District 3 of the Kentucky Department of Highways discussed the Rural Secondary Road Program plan for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Joe Plunk of the Kentucky Department of Highways made a presentation, regarding the…

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Barren County Fiscal Court – Budget, jail business, and road resurfacing

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the regularly scheduled March 17 meeting of Barren County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion was the proposed working budget. “This is not written in stone, it’s the working budget. We’ve had ongoing issues with this. We need to settle it. To be…

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