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What does Juneteenth mean to you?

Katrina England Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   June 19 – also known as Juneteenth – has become an increasingly prominent day of national celebration commemorating when the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were finally freed. It has over time evolved to symbolize the celebration of the emancipation of all enslaved people. The holiday…

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Blunt force trauma cause of death for 19-month-old boy

Jennifer Moonsong Regional Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On March the 27 of 2021, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on North Lucas Road in reference to an unresponsive 19-month-old male. The child was transported to T.J. Samson Community Hospital and was later pronounced deceased. That same day, officers observed suspicious bruising…

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Barren-Metcalfe 911 saga continues

Jennifer Moonsong Regional Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Once again, the main topic of discussion at the 911 board meeting was whether or not Barren and Metcalfe would continue as one entity or part ways. After much discussion of the pros and cons, no specific resolution was reached.   Beverly Harbison, Director of the Barren…

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Primary 2022: Region sees low voter turnout

Jennifer Moonsong  Regional Editor  Jobe Publishing, Inc.    Historically, primary elections have a lower voter turnout than the polls in November. However, the 2022 primary election saw especially low numbers in many Kentucky counties.  State-wide, Kentucky’s turnout was a low 19%. In 2020, the Kentucky primary had a 31% turnout.  Barren County has 14,086 Republican,…

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Locals Evacuated from Fiery Cruise Ship

Katrina England Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   Carnival Freedom, the Carnival Cruise ship carrying Hart Countians Jeremy and Nicole Atwell, their son Jaxon, and family friend Melissa Quigley, departed from Florida’s Port Canaveral on Monday, docked at Grand Turk on Thursday, May 26, and suddenly caught fire. Images spread across social media and news outlets…

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Discover Hwy 68 Treasures with 400 Mile Sale

Regional News The 400 Mile Sale is coming back to Highway 68 with a new director and a renewed mission to reinvigorate small communities across the state June 2nd to 5th. The event’s newest director has deep ties to our region. Tara Hall and her husband, John, served as pastors in Hart, Barren, and Metcalfe…

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REGIONAL NEWS UPDATE

Unanswered Questions: Why were dismissed charges reinstated against the mother of an autistic child? Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On May 11, the Edmonson News reported a story about Sarah Harrison. Harrison was arrested in Brownsville by Edmonson County Sheriff Deputy Jordan Jones. According to documents, Harrison was originally charged with operating a…

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Neighbors makes history for Metcalfe

Regional News Exclusive   Metcalfe native Amy Neighbors made history in May by being the first woman from Metcalfe County to be elected to the House of Representatives. She won the crowded primary in House District 21 and is unopposed in the November election.   She has the prestige of also being the first woman…

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Questionable Ethics: The Sarah Harrison Case

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc. On May 11, The Gimlet/Edmonson News first reported on the story of Sarah Harrison and the questionable ethics involved in her arrest and the lost custody of her autistic son. The following information is a compilation of stories that previously ran in our newspaper.   Mother continues to fight…

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The 134-year delivery

By Chad Coomer   Julia Evans was the Tompkinsville postmistress in the 1880s when a Civil War veteran’s headstone arrived in the mail. No one ever claimed the marker and she was unsure where it belonged. Eventually, she took the headstone home with her in hopes of finding its rightful owner. Time passed on, and…

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