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BLACK HISTORY MONTH — Hawkins’ Pass

Research Courtesy of Mammoth Cave National Park   Ed Hawkins was born on May 10, 1863, in the community of Park City, Kentucky. He began working at Mammoth Cave as a cave guide, but Hawkins also worked above ground for the privately-owned Mammoth Cave Estate property. Hawkins would later be a part of the discovery…

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Community Chronicles – Butler County Boys and Girls Club

“A lot of these kids have come through here and become leaders in our community, and they’re gonna continue to do that,” Judge/Executive Tim Flener By Chris Cole Jobe Reporter   It took a couple weeks and finally getting some good weather, but the Butler County Boys and Girls Club Teen Center, located on S.…

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AARP Grandparent of the Year

MCES 5th grade student, Jameah Kirby is the winner of the “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay contest. Pictured are Jameah and MCES Principal, Mr. Gill. Photo | Metcalfe County Schools

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Welcome Community Medical Care

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce held its first ribbon cutting of the year last Wednesday for Community Medical Care (CMC) whose office is located at 1704 West Stockton Street in Edmonton in the former Nunn Drugs location. Chamber President Daniel Bragg welcomed everyone to the ribbon cutting…

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A Blessed Life

Hatcher retires after 51 years Katrina England Hart Co. News-Herald   Horse Cave Church of Christ preacher, Wayne Hatcher, is officially retiring. After first beginning his service more than 51 years ago, Hatcher plans to continue serving the church, just in a new capacity. What many might not know about Hatcher is that preaching wasn’t…

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Metcalfe County School Police Adds Third SRO

By Torrie Osbon Communications Director   Metcalfe County Schools now have three full-time police officers patrolling the hallways. The district hired Delaney Wilson as its third resource officer earlier this month. He joins current SROs Michael Taylor and Adam Avery. Wilson retired from the Edmonton Police Department in 2016. He returned to EPD and served…

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Where are you from?

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   In the 1800s, when someone asked you where you were from you might answer “Cofer”. Fast forward to today and chances are not many would know where that is. Not so long ago, there were many small communities all over Metcalfe County. Some consisted of only a couple…

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Frostnip, Frostbite, and Hypothermia

Special to the Herald-News The below-zero wind chill of winter has us looking for ways to protect ourselves from the cold lately. Extremities are susceptible to frostnip and frostbite and careful attention should be paid to hands and feet. Remember, you can still get frostbite even while wearing the proper clothing. Frostbite occurs when the…

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One of Kentucky’s Most Iconic Moments Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Louisville’s Snow Baby received lifesaving transplant during historic 1994 snowstorm.   By Shelley Snyder   Donate Life Kentucky    On January 17, 1994, a historic and deadly snowstorm hit Kentucky at the same time a liver transplant became available in Nebraska for a dying three-year-old Louisvillian named Michelle Schmitt. With the family unable to travel to Nebraska…

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Caverna Region 5 Champs in All-A State Tourney

Colonels excited to be headed to Corbin Arena By T. Wampler / JPI Sports   The Caverna Colonels boys’ basketball team and Coach Steve Barker are headed to the All-A State finals for the first time in the school’s history after knocking off Green County 59–55 in the 5th Region All-A finals. The coach and…

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