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A sneak peek inside PS&C

By PJ Martin Editor The Herald-News   The Edmonton-Metcalfe Industrial Development Authority (IDA) held its January meeting inside the Pennington Stave and Cooperage (PS&C) building. Member Mark Linkous and Mayor Doug Smith were unable to attend, however, Chad Pennington of PS&C was in attendance to provide a tour of the facility and the equipment. Chairman…

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County doesn’t entertain a taxing district despite $92K deficit

Barren River District Health Dept. can’t approve their budget without Metcalfe rectifying a 6-year deficit Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe magistrates unanimously approved $27,793 for last year’s health department deficit, a portion of what the Barren River District Health Department says the county owes. Matt Hunt, District Director of the Barren River District…

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Father of former Glasgow Superintendent found after 32 years

By Allyson Dix A Jobe Publishing, Inc. Exclusive   The whereabouts of an Eastern Kentucky coal miner have remained unknown for over three decades until his skeletal remains were found submerged in Dewey Lake earlier this year. That coal miner was Ruvil Hale, the father of former Glasgow Superintendent Keith Hale. Ruvil lived a turbulent…

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Rep. Amy Neighbors appointed to key House Committees

Laura Leigh Goins Deputy Chief of Staff for Media Relations   FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 4, 2023) – Rep. Amy Neighbors of Edmonton will serve on the House Agriculture, House Health Services, and House Transportation committees when the Kentucky General Assembly convenes this week, according to an announcement this week from the office of House Speaker…

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TVA Power Interruptions: A Historic Event

Hope Green Communications Assistant Tri-County Electric   Early in the morning on Friday, Dec. 23rd, I received a message that I hoped to never get, said Paul Thompson, Tri-County Electric’s Chief Executive Officer. The notification was that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), our power supplier, was calling for ELCP Step 50. That doesn’t mean much…

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Barn Lot Theater awarded microgrant

Kyrie-Inn Blue Development Director Barn Lot Theater   Barn Lot Theater is pleased to announce that we are a 2022 recipient of the South Arts Accessibility Microgrant, funded in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Kentucky Arts Council (KAC). This award assists Barn Lot Theater in funding our new Large…

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The Metcalfe County Coloring Book Project

By Kim Harwood Chamber Executive Director   It was just an idea with a simple beginning that grew into an amazing plan for the Chamber of Commerce and its Sponsors. The project took on a new life when young artist, Elyda Hicks submitted the drafts for the book. The work was so detailed and amazing…

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62 nursing home residents evacuated

“County lines do not separate our mission of caring for others” – Brooks Allyson Dix Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On Christmas Eve, a tremendous amount of volunteers, staff, and personnel rallied around the residents of the Metcalfe Health Care Center (MHCC) following multiple water leaks in the facility. The evacuation was due to a water…

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Neighbors sworn in as Representative

Special to the Edmonton Herald-News   The Metcalfe County Courthouse was the venue this evening for the swearing-in ceremony of Representative Amy Neighbors. Amy was surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues. Metcalfe County Circuit Court Clerk, Tommy Garrett welcomed the crowd to the Cass R. Walden Courtroom. The prayer was led by Pastor Randy Johnson,…

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Ribbon Cutting at MCPL

By Kim Harwood Executive Director Chamber of Commerce   There was a large group of library supporters in attendance for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on December 16th at the Metcalfe County Public Library. Library Director, Kasey Warf welcomed the guests, recognized, and thanked the library staff and the current Library Board Members for their…

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