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A Fresh Start for Caverna Cheer

Katrina England Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   Something big is happening for Caverna Cheerleaders. New coaches, new squad. Fresh start. “I’m so excited to truly be back on the cheer mat,” said Head Coach Jalen Woodard. “It’s bound to be a great year. I’m determined to bring that purple pride and the true definition of…

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Ogles breaks school record, claims state title

Mary Beth Sallee  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Earlier this summer, a Barren County High School (BCHS) student-athlete earned a spot for his name in the record books.  Taylor Ogles, currently a senior at BCHS, broke a track and field school record and also claimed the school’s first track and field state title in nearly three…

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Boys Golf Team Records Lowest Score in HCHS History

Katrina England Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   The Hart County High School Boys Golf Team traveled to Rolling Hills Golf Club in Russellville on Friday, July 29 where they posted the lowest team score in HCHS history. The team was led by sophomore Zach Sloan with Blake Whorton, Austin Riordan, Brayden Minor, and Luke Gentry…

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Butler to play football at Georgetown

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   Dustin Butler, a 2022 graduate of Hart County High School, will be wearing a new jersey this fall. The 19-year-old running back from Bonnieville officially signed on February 2 to play football at Georgetown College. He recently moved to campus on August 2. “Football’s always been one…

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The art of the fight

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Jobe Publishing, Inc. Photos and commentary by JR Jessie   One could say that Patches Childers is a natural-born teacher, especially when it comes to his passion: Jiu-Jitsu. Although his abilities and love of teaching others is apparent, Childers says it wasn’t “even a thought” until 2017. He came to be…

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Hornets headed to state

Special to the Herald-News    The “Hornets” Metcalfe County 10U little league baseball team played hard and won runner-up in the district tournament. That won them a chance in the state championship competition. The team began the state championship journey last Thursday, July 14th. The championship game was played on Sunday, July 17th in Owensboro…

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Barker named as boys basketball coach

By Katrina England Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   Caverna High School recently announced that former college coach Steve Barker will be the new head coach for the boys’ basketball team. Barker, who grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky, played basketball at Apollo High School, where he went to the state tournament during his sophomore year, as…

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Local legend and former Harlem Globetrotter

Carl Helem to be inducted into the KHSB Hall of Fame Katrina England Reporter Hart Co. News-Herald   The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its 2022 class of inductees, and Hart County’s Carl Helem will posthumously be one of the 16 individuals inducted. Carl “Kingfish” Helem led the Horse Cave High…

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Madison Faulkner named girls’ basketball coach

By T. Wampler Jobe News and Sports  Caverna High School is a small school where everyone knows everyone, and sports are a big part of that family-friendly atmosphere. It’s all about family. In keeping with that tradition, Caverna High School named one of their own as the new girls’ basketball coach last week in a…

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MC Fiscal Court: Special called meeting

Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Barren and Metcalfe   Last Friday, April 1, a special called meeting of the Metcalfe County fiscal court was held to approve payment to Scotty’s Contracting for paving Iron Mountain Road.    It was agreed unanimously by the court that a request for payment would be sent to the Kentucky Department…

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