Area News

MY KENTUCKY: Sousley raises the flag at Iwo Jima

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Pvt. Franklin Runyon Sousley, a native of Hill Top in Fleming County Kentucky was one of the six U.S. Marines who raised the American flag on the crest of Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 during the Battle for Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer,…

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MY KENTUCKY: A Wilderness Mystery

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. While the legacies of pioneer explorers such as Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, and Simon Kenton are well-known, James Harrod’s story remains one of Kentucky history’s great mysteries. February 21 will mark the 226th anniversary of the disappearance of the founder and namesake of Kentucky’s first settlement.…

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MY KENTUCKY: Teddy enshrines Honest Abe

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. President Theodore Roosevelt, his wife Edith and daughter Ethel arrived in Hodgenville, Kentucky where an estimated 3,000 people awaited their arrival on February 12, 1909. The date was the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth which was observed with the placement of the cornerstone of the first…

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Former educator, political leader Golda Walbert dead at 93

An icon of Barren County politics and public schools, Golda Pensol Walbert, has died at age 93.  She passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. Walbert was associated for many years with Barren County Schools and in 2014 was inducted into the Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.  She…

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DAN WILSON: Sporting the good life locally

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. When one encounters Glasgow resident Dan Wilson he may be wearing one of many hats in his roles in life. The Oldham County native is a Hunter Training Officer for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, a position he’s held since 2011. Wilson and three…

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8-hour standoff in Edmonson County ends in arrest

The Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green, responded to the 7000 block of Black Gold Road in Edmonson County, shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, in search of Christopher Spencer, 40, of that address. Spencer had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest, and upon Troopers’ arrival, they found an unoccupied vehicle in the…

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Gov. Bevin Appoints Traci Lee Peppers as Circuit Judge in the Family Court for the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 2

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Traci Lee Peppers, of Glasgow, as Circuit Judge to serve in the Family Court for the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 2. Peppers is a private practice attorney who specializes in family law cases. She formerly served as assistant commonwealth’s attorney in the Barren/Metcalfe Commonwealth Attorney’s…

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MY KENTUCKY: Rowan leaves his mark on history

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Long before the Bardstown historic site, known familiarly as “My Old Kentucky Home” was associated with Stephen Foster and his legendary song, “Federal Hill” was the home of the Rowan family, one steeped in Kentucky rich and colorful history. Unfortunately, the Rowans have been overshadowed by the…

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HMH Emergency now open

By RAYNA GLASS rayna.glass@jpinews.com The doors are now officially opened (as of Wednesday, January 17) to patients of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) to the 14,000-square-foot expansion of the Emergency Department. The $15 million project began construction in September of 2015 with the hope that the redesign would allow staff to better serve the now over…

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Barren County Candidate Filings

Barren County voters now know who will be on the ballot for both the Democratic and Republican Primary Elections in May.  The following individuals have filed to run for elected office in Barren County by the 4 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, January 30. Barren County Judge / Executive Micheal Hale (D), Incumbent Gary R. Tilghman…

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