Area News

Metcalfe County Fiscal Court – Budget concerns arise at second reading

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   At the regularly scheduled May 25th meeting of Fiscal Court, the quorum conducted the second reading of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget. Judge/Executive Stilts was absent, and Magistrate Kenny Scott sat in his place. Since the first reading two weeks ago, the budget has undergone…

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Build it and they will come

By PJ Martin Editor, The Herald-News   On Friday, May 21, the new much larger pavilion for the Metcalfe County Farmers Market held its ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce. It was a beautiful day and a huge crowd attended the day long events. Referring to the large crowd in attendance Farmers Market President…

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A bloomin’ good community service project

  Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   47 local businesses, including historic Hunley’s Grocery, were the recipients of potted flowers and hand-written notes of gratitude from MCHS Biology and Ag Awareness students. According to Lynn Hawkins, the project was a community service effort. “The students designed and planted the plants, and…

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Mental Health Awareness – A story of perseverance, hope

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News Herald   “Fight everyday for yourself. Fight for your purpose in life. Find your people and rely on them.” Reanna Poynter   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience some type of mental health disorder or condition, with…

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BEA announces IMS’s expansion in Glasgow

Special to the Barren County Progress   Barren County Economic Authority (BCEA) has proudly announced that Innovative Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) has partnered once again with Carryline, to increase local inventories and assist IMS with its North American expansion efforts. Carryline is a Swedish-based manufacturer of conveyor equipment. Since 2003, IMS has been providing high-quality…

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Horse Cave native Ned Hill puts finishing touches on hometown songs

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Recording artist Ned Hill is putting the finishing touches on a new collection of 5 hometown songs to the delight of his fans!  A Horse Cave native, Ned is well known locally for writing and recording music that brings back memories of growing up in the Hart…

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Tremendous outpouring of toys

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   This year, Barren-Metcalfe Family Court Judge Mica Pence called on the help of the community, to provide stuffed animals for children who must appear in family court. Pence partnered with Yancey’s in Glasgow as a drop point for donations.   Now, only a couple of…

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Metcalfe County Fiscal Court

Special to the Edmonton Herald-News   The first item on the agenda at the May 11 meeting was the opening of bids for annual supplies.  Judge/Executive Harold Stilts opened and read each bid before the court.  Awarding of bids will take place at the next Fiscal Court Meeting on May 25, 2021. Next on the…

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Local church plans to Walk4Water

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   For the past five years The Church of Christ at Center has partnered with Healing Hands International, an organization affiliated with the churches of Christ. “Healing Hands tries to better peoples’ lives in impoverished countries by conducting sustainable gardening and agriculture workshops, helping women to…

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