Area News

A letter to the Class of 2020

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter marybeth@jpinews.com   Dear Class of 2020, It is with sincerest of apologies that I write this letter to you under such circumstances. As you have reached one of the biggest milestones of your young life, it has not come in the most traditional or expected of ways. In April,…

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GEPB Ray files motion: Strategic move or a SLAPP in the face?

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter marybeth@jpinews.com More fuel was added to the flame in the Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) controversy as William (Billy) Ray has filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene. Ray’s motion came in response to the complaint filed by D.T. Froedge against the GEPB in which Froedge is seeking a…

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Part 8: Look for the Helpers Series – Our young heroes

  By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter marybeth@jpinews.com The focus of this series is to shed light on the positive actions of those who are doing their part to persevere during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this entire ordeal, many have received recognition for their efforts in the fight against COVID-19, from health care workers to…

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Rowe named Director of Operations

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter marybeth@jpinews.com Michelle Rowe has been named Director of Operations at Jobe Publishing, Inc.  JPI is a family-owned corporation that began in 1998 by the Jobe family. The family now owns and operates newspapers in six counties in south central Kentucky, including this one. Jeff Jobe, one of the original…

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Two Vehicle Collison results in one Fatality

On May 19th, 2020 at approximately 7:29 PM Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on U.S. 127 north at the Russell/Casey County line. Preliminary investigations indicate that 27 year old Haiden Cain of Russell Springs, KY was operating a 2020 Chevy pickup north bound on U.S. 127…

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Masks: wear yours to protect hers

By Mary Beth Sallee News-Herald Reporter marybeth@jpinews.com From the loss of life to the downfall of the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused much worry, panic, and damage across the country. It has also brought about, among other things, a great debate concerning the use of face masks. Proponents of face masks say that wearing…

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Taylor takes over the GEPB

Fight moves from power lines to political power   Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com Publisher, Barren County Progress In a move that has never been seen in Glasgow, a sole individual has assumed control of the operation of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB). John “Tag” Taylor has taken control of the operation on his own and without…

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Signs of Encouragement

PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   Would you like to show essential workers they are appreciated and thank them for a job well done? Well, Freeda Reece is on a mission to do just that. She is asking individuals or businesses to have a sign made and place it in front of the Metcalfe Health…

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What is a presumptive positive?

By Jennifer Moonsong jupitermoonsong@yahoo.com General Manager Metcalfe/Monroe Division Metcalfe County stands alone in the region as the only county to not yet have a positive test result, while approximately 20 tests have been conducted.  Because of this, some people have been lulled into a false sense of security, but according to the CDC, the Barren…

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