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COVID-19: What is an incidence rate?

Mary Beth Sallee  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, much discussion has revolved around what an incidence rate is and how it affects local decisions.   According to information received from the Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD), an incidence rate is used to gain a better understanding of the spread of…

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Survivor

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for Barren County native and breast cancer survivor Teresa Jewell Bewley, she hopes sharing her story will help others. Bewley found a lump in her breast at the end of March in 2020. However, due to closures caused by the COVID-19…

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Exploration in Kentucky Expands the World’s Longest Cave

By Paula L.Ratliff Courtesy of the Epoch News   Cave explorers discovered eight miles of tunnels at Mammoth Cave, bringing the total length of explored passageways in the world’s longest subterranean system to 420 miles. The Mammoth Cave National Park and the Cave Research Foundation announced the underground discoveries as cavers continue to explore the…

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Pediatric Cancer Series Part 1: Aniston’s Story

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Worldwide, more than 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. In the U.S. alone, nearly 16,000 children aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer yearly, averaging 43 children a day whose lives are forever changed by the disease. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire…

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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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Remembering Amanda Nutt

Katrina England Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Students, teachers, and families across the Caverna School District have spent the last week remembering and honoring the life of high school teacher, Amanda Nutt. Nutt, who passed away Tuesday, as a result of complications from Covid-19, had been with the Caverna Independent School District for 6 years.…

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Cold Case of 1989 Part 3: Thirty-two Years and Counting

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A fog of mystery has loomed over Barren County since August of 1989 when a blue suitcase was found on the shores of the Skaggs Creek section of Barren River Lake. Inside of that suitcase were the skeletal remains of a young child. The case currently remains…

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The Stan Cottrell Story Part 4: Limitless

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Stan Cottrell is a lifelong runner who continues to push the limits. But for the Hart County native, perhaps there aren’t any. Over the course of his life, Stan has clocked in over 270,000 running miles on his own two feet. Of those miles, over 9,000 have…

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The Stan Cottrell Story – Part 3: The Powerful Communicator

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Ultra-distance runner Stan Cottrell has often referred to running as the powerful communicator. Coincidentally, the message that Stan’s running has been communicating through the years is one of friendship, hope, and peace. In 1984, Stan founded the Friendship Sports Association (FSA), a humanitarian outreach focused on the…

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Local teen signs record deal

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   When Cara Bishop’s mom posted a video on Facebook of her daughter singing in a talent show, little did anyone know that the video would make its way to Nashville. And now, thanks to that video, the 14-year-old has been signed to a record deal. “Shortly after…

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