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Reclaiming a Spot in History

Lynn Bledsoe Gimlet Reporter   Mammoth Cave has many untold stories. Locals to the area know many of the stories through their family histories. One family with a rich history involving Mammoth Cave is the Bransford family. On October 15, 2022, Mammoth Cave National Park held the official dedication for the Bransford monument. The dark…

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‘Soup’ er delicious

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The tradition lives on in 2022, after pausing for the pandemic in 2021, the homemakers are back with their delicious soup luncheon and they did not disappoint. The back room of the Metcalfe County Extension Office was abuzz with customers ready to try the various soups made by…

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Tree is coming down

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, October 25th with all members in attendance. The removal of the large Elm tree in the historic courthouse yard was discussed once again. The tree which is mostly dead has falling branches that have become a danger to anyone passing…

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Staffing Issues

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The October meeting of the Barren-Metcalfe County Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors was held on the 26th in the Metcalfe County fiscal courtroom. The only member absent was Neil Thornberry who was attending a meeting in Lexington. Executive Director Joe Middleton advised that the Paramedic Internship Program…

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The Horse Saga: Attorney to Appeal Dismissal

Paula L. Ratliff BSC, MS Criminologist and Author Gary Logsdon, attorney for Greg Turner and his daughter, Brittany Turner, the owner of the seized horses at Barren River State Riding Stables, has filed a Notice of Appeal and Designation of Record on Appeal, giving official notice that he is appealing the order by Barren County…

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ARPA Healthcare Mess – County Administrators Still Remain Silent

Jeff Jobe Community Publisher Barren County Progress/JPI Hundreds of overlooked healthcare workers will receive “premium pay” from Barren County’s allotment of funds associated with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Amounts and eligibility are being finalized and sure to be a costly adjustment for the county. In December of 2021, the court approved $1M in…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Natasha’s Story

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   As a self-proclaimed military brat, Natasha Martin knows the strength it takes to not only grow up in a military family but also to endure the countless moves and ins and outs of military life. But over the past year, Natasha found herself needing more strength than…

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Hometown Hero Deborah Perkins Bradley

“It is important to encourage others because you never know what someone is going through.” Deborah Bradley Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   Deborah Bradley’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but…

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