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Fall fun for Metcalfe

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   Although the resurgence of Covid has put a damper on some of the activities planned this fall, October is still full of events and alternatives for the community to enjoy.   For example, the traditional downtown Halloween gathering that brings hundreds of kids to the Edmonton square…

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Hiseville man named World Grand Champion

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe & Barren   Hiseville resident Jeff Williams says that he is a “horse fanatic”. Even so, he didn’t expect his obsession to turn into the title of World Grand Champion, but it has. Earlier this month, Williams gained his new title at the Racking Horse World Celebration. Simply winning the…

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Up and Coming Metcalfe County

Special to the Herald-News After the stagnation of 2020, as 2021 draws to a close Edmonton and Metcalfe County are the soul of activity and renewal. The downtown location of ESB is getting a facelift this fall. Photo by Jennifer Moonsong          

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MC Fiscal Court – Emergency operation plan approved

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publishing Metcalfe and Barren   At the September 28 regularly scheduled meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion was Fiscal Courts’ approval of the Emergency Operation Plan, addressed by Emory Kidd of Emergency Management. It was approved, pending crucial changes. The former Mayor and former Judge/ Executive…

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Lile announces candidacy in 2022 election

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   In a press release last Wednesday morning, former superintendent of the Metcalfe County school system, Benny Lile announced his Republican candidacy for Judge/Executive.   In the press release, Lile said his reason for running is to give back to the community. Lile, a Metcalfe County native and…

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Barren County Fiscal Court – Magistrates approve bonding for Judicial Center

Against combining park project at this time Jennifer Moonsong Division Publishing Metcalfe and Barren   On September 14, a special called joint meeting of the Barren County Fiscal Court and the Barren County Project Development Board was held to resolve confusion regarding the construction of a new Judicial Center. Up for discussion was the approval…

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Hospital has record high COVID patients

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   With a resurgence of COVID cases, T.J. Regional Health officials have reported the number of COVID-19 inpatients has increased 109% in one month.   In August there were 22 positive patients in the hospital, and by September 10th, it had more than doubled with 46 inpatients. Of…

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MC Fiscal Court – New road supervisor appointed

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publishing Metcalfe and Barren   At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court on September 14th, Chris Compton was unanimously appointed as the Road Supervisor for the Road Department. “He has been working as acting supervisor,” said Judge/Executive Stilts. “I feel it’s time to appoint him.” Magistrate Miller asked…

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Beaty retires from Glasgow Kiwanis Club

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe & Barren   Last week, the Glasgow Kiwanis Club celebrated the achievements of one of its longest running members as he retired. It was a bittersweet occasion, and club members say he will be missed. Lazar Beaty was a member of the Glasgow Kiwanis Club for 30 years. “He became…

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Angels for Angels Golf Scramble

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe & Barren   During the height of Covid last year, Catherine Brantley and Linda Cook began looking for creative ways to replace the traditional Angel Tree program which usually brought in toys to resource centers across the region to distribute to kids in need.   As a result, plans for…

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