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Barren County Fiscal Court – Justice Center Clarity

Jeff Jobe CEO/Owner Jobe Publishing, Inc. GLASGOW, Ky. – Breach in agreement, size of project, bonding capacity, costs, debt servicing of existing courthouse, and maintaining control were topics discussed in a September 8 letter to the Barren County Fiscal Court (BCFC) from the Administrative Offices of the Court (AOC). Laurie Dudgeon, Director of the AOC,…

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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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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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Overdose Awareness Day honored

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   On Thursday, September 2nd, a crowd gathered in front of the courthouse in Glasgow for a proclamation signing in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.   September is also Addiction Recovery Month. This event was hosted by BrightView.    

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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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Cold Case of 1989 – Part 2: A Coroner’s Memory

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Thirty-two years ago, a blue suitcase was discovered by two fishermen at Skaggs Creek. Inside of that suitcase was skeletal remains. Those remains were examined by the Barren County Coroner at that time, Larry Marion. “On August 20, 1989, I received a call from law enforcement that a…

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Cash Express honors heroes

Special to Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In a sweet expression of gratitude to living heroes in honor of the 20th anniversary of 911, Cash Express in Glasgow honored loving heroes in Barren and Metcalfe Counties by taking them cakes.   The following locations were visited: North Metcalfe Fire Department, Edmonton Fire Department, Edmonton Police Department…

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Father Me – Glasgow native makes successful documentary

By Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   Glasgow native Sheri Pedigo knew from an early age her small town was not enough for her huge aspirations. She grew up singing in the church choir, she knew in her heart then she was destined to take her God-given talent to the world.   Although…

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Cold Case of 1989 – Part 1: The Blue Suitcase

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   It’s been 32 years since a blue suitcase found its way to the bank of Skaggs Creek in Glasgow, 32 years since a horrendous discovery was made. According to Barren County Coroner records, on August 20 of 1989, two fishermen found a suitcase at the water’s edge of…

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