Statewide News

Changes coming to driver license services

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   Changes are coming to Kentucky’s driver license services. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) website, by June 30 of 2022, circuit clerk’s offices across the state will no longer be the place to receive or renew a driver’s license. All licensing services – including obtaining a…

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A Homecoming of Significance: Uniting Families

By Paula L. Ratliff and Dr. Jeffrey Scott Magers   While preparing for the Homecoming of Howard Scott Magers, I have reached out to many people that I thought would be interested in attending a military honors ceremony conducted by the United States Navy. One friend, Mike Ernst from Louisville served in the Navy, as…

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Toys for troubled times

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Did you know that in Barren and Metcalfe counties, there are more than 300 children a year that enter the court system because they have been neglected or abused?   Whether it’s because they’re testifying about past abuse or the divorce of their parents, attending…

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Skeletal remains identified as missing Berea man

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Skeletal remains found last year in Hart County have been identified. Jacob Tipton, age 24, was last seen on April 23, 2016, in Berea, Ky. He was entered as a missing person on May 6. Tipton’s remains were discovered on February 23, 2020, near the 1100 block…

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The Prairie Ramblers: Summer Shade’s forgotten, famous musical treasure

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Metcalfe County has been long known for its rich musical history, but amongst many well-known groups and solo artists, one such musical act that rose to stardom has been nearly forgotten: The Prairie Ramblers. Founding members “Chick” (Charles Gilbert) Hurt, and “Happy” Jack Taylor came…

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The cicadas are coming

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Kentucky is one of 15 states in the lower 48 which will witness one of nature’s phenomena: Cicadas.   Experts believe in approximately a month (maybe as much as 6 weeks here in the Bluegrass) cicadas will begin to emerge in parts of Delaware, Illinois,…

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Former jail employee charged with animal cruelty

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Former Hart County Jail employee, James Kersey, has been charged with cruelty to animals in the second degree. According to Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Daniel Priddy, the charge was filed on February 26 in connection with the alleged mistreatment of Ragnar, the jail’s German Shepherd K9.…

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FBI Roundtable: Public image, COVID concerns and the future of federal law enforcement in KY

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manger Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Louisville field office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted a media round table to talk about Kentucky, COVID era challenges and changes brought about by 2020. Special Agent in Charge Robert Brown, Criminal Program Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Brian Jones, and…

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Willa Brown: Aviation pioneer, trailblazer for women

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   “Willa was persistent and dedicated. She was the foundation, framework, and builder of people’s souls. She did it not for herself, but for all of us.” Those words spoken by aviator Chauncey Spencer were used to describe Kentucky’s own aviation trailblazer, Willa Brown. A native of Glasgow, Ky.,…

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