Area News

Road & bridge repairs discussed

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division It was a busy fiscal court meeting Tuesday, March 12 with representatives of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet leadership in attendance. They were there as part of a statewide listening tour to gather information from local officials about the needs of the roads in the county.  Paul Looney Deputy…

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Burglar caught

23-year-old charged In a statement released by the Edmonton Police Department, an arrest was made on March 12, 2019, in connection to the burglaries which have occurred in the last couple of weeks at several Edmonton businesses. Austin Ray Grimes, age 23, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with burglary in the 3rd degree, theft…

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MCES awarded 21st Century Grant

  Torrie Osbon Grant Writer/Public Relations Director  The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. On the agenda, board members approved three action items. It was also announced during the board meeting, Metcalfe County Elementary School was awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Kentucky…

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Dana property sold

K and M Services now the new owners Jeff Jobe The Barren County Progress GLASGOW, Ky. — The Dana Inc. plant property has a new owner, K and M Services.  Owners Kenneth Whitworth and Mike Jones see the 491,000 sq. ft. facility as a tremendous investment opportunity and they are ready to make it happen.…

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Read Across America at MCES

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. Last week Metcalfe County Elementary School observed Read Across America, and Dr. Seuss‘s birthday and legacy with an array of activities, including Family Literacy Night. On Family Literacy Night kids played bingo, “camped” with Suess while the cat and the hat read stories, and dined on…

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Being prepared for severe weather

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Louisville spent last Thursday in Metcalfe County teaching the community about severe weather. He began with a visit to the Metcalfe County Middle School where he spoke to the science class about the different types…

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City police have a busy month

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division At the March 4th meeting, the Edmonton Police Chief Delaney Wilson reported on a more active month in February despite it being a shorter month. Wilson announced that Colby Romines was hired into the city’s police force on February 26 and that Assistant Police Chief Michael Taylor retired…

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Letter to the Editor: Glasgow Electric Plant Board

Dear Editor, Hyperbole is getting the citizens of Glasgow nowhere; rather it is separating us.  I’ve been referred to as  a “member of that hate group” and perhaps rather a zealot.   A Glasgow City Councilman in January, 2019 publicly stated that my electric bill showed savings under the Coincident Peak Billing rate:  how did the…

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Cruiser quilts for kids

Special to the Edmonton Herald-News The Metcalfe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild presented an array colorful “cruiser quilts” to the Sheriff’s Department and the City of Edmonton Police Department. The small quilts, made with love and attention to detail, are meant for officers to take in their cruisers and used for children in need. The quilt…

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