Area News

Metcalfe County School Board Meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Board members approved a health care contract with TJ Regional Health, Inc., a sports medicine service agreement with TJ Samson Community Hospital, and contracts with the Barren River Health Department for two school nurses. In addition, the board approved the…

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Business as usual

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division The July 8th meeting of the Edmonton City Council was short and uneventful with everyone in attendance. Public Works Superintendent Moe Hensley reported that regular maintenance was carried out, samples were taken, and inspections had been done, so it was business as usual in June. He did note that…

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Funding the market

By PJ Martin Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division Representing the Metcalfe County Farmers Market Ken Childers once again addressed the July 9th fiscal court asking for them to join the Community Partners Program and help to sponsor the market. He also introduced Market Manager Rose Saltsman to the members. Childers stated that “we had 198 customers walk…

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Local CASA training deadline is July 19

Be a voice for those who need it most Allyson Dix Government Community News CASA of South Central Kentucky has recently announced they are expanding their training to reach Barren County and the deadline to submit an application is July 19. This is the first time Barren will host the 30-hour pre-service training sessions for…

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All-American Fun

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Despite the threat of storms, hundreds of families gathered at Bowling Park last Tuesday night to see the colorful explosion of fireworks, and participate in sack races, a corn hole tournament, coloring contest, and an apple pie eating contest. The rain held off until…

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Body found in Metcalfe County

Sometime in the evening of Thursday, June 27th a body was discovered along with a vehicle in Metcalfe County. The badly decomposed body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy and identification. No cause of death has been released. The Kentucky State Police have been contacted numerous times and as of press time have released…

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An adventure in the books

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A decade ago when Connie Hughes Goodman and Crystal Todd Neal set out to update the Monroe Cemetery book, they didn’t know what an adventure the project would be. “Some of the cemeteries are hard to find. We’ve crossed so many fences, climbed hills…

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Agriculture then and now

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Edmonton – Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly breakfast on Tuesday, June 25th at Leftwich Hall in Bowling Park with an agriculture theme. Chamber President Torrie Osbon presented the Business of the Quarter award to Edmonton State Bank stating, “I don’t think this business…

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