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Cold Case of 1989 Part 3: Thirty-two Years and Counting

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Jobe Publishing, Inc.   A fog of mystery has loomed over Barren County since August of 1989 when a blue suitcase was found on the shores of the Skaggs Creek section of Barren River Lake. Inside of that suitcase were the skeletal remains of a young child. The case currently remains…

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Cold Case of 1989 – Part 2: A Coroner’s Memory

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Thirty-two years ago, a blue suitcase was discovered by two fishermen at Skaggs Creek. Inside of that suitcase was skeletal remains. Those remains were examined by the Barren County Coroner at that time, Larry Marion. “On August 20, 1989, I received a call from law enforcement that a…

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Father Me – Glasgow native makes successful documentary

By Jennifer Moonsong Division Publisher Metcalfe and Barren   Glasgow native Sheri Pedigo knew from an early age her small town was not enough for her huge aspirations. She grew up singing in the church choir, she knew in her heart then she was destined to take her God-given talent to the world.   Although…

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Cold Case of 1989 – Part 1: The Blue Suitcase

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   It’s been 32 years since a blue suitcase found its way to the bank of Skaggs Creek in Glasgow, 32 years since a horrendous discovery was made. According to Barren County Coroner records, on August 20 of 1989, two fishermen found a suitcase at the water’s edge of…

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“I was there.” Local man shares 9/11 story

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   When Mark Lemieux was just 37-years-old, he found himself as an employee of Unistall International Inc., out of Plainfield, Connecticut. The company installed furniture in college dormitories, military bases, jails, and medical facilities all across the country. On September 11 of 2001, Mark and his coworkers were…

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The Stan Cottrell Story

Part 1: The “fast boy” of Hart County Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart County News-Herald   Over the course of his lifetime, 78-year-old Stan Cottrell has made a name for himself across the nation and beyond. But before he was a world record breaker or a renowned humanitarian, Stan was just the “fast boy” running…

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Patton receives Chief Justice’s Special Service Award

Special to the Barren County Progress   Circuit Judge Phillip R. Patton (ret.), has received the 2021 Chief Justice’s Special Service Award for his work as a circuit judge for Barren and Metcalfe counties and for overseeing cases in the Green River Region as a retired judge.   “Judge Patton, I am confident I speak…

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Remembering Magers

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   The Barren County Historical Society will present a lecture on the life of Howard Scott Magers, a Barren County man who perished at Pearl Harbor. The event will be held on August 28 at 11 a.m., at the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center in Glasgow.…

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Onyx Cave celebrates 50 years

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   With only four months left in 2021, Onyx Cave is continuing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its discovery. Every cave tour ticket purchase will include a 5″ x 7″ anniversary postcard. Anniversary t-shirts are also being sold. “It is exciting to celebrate this milestone,” Missy Shields…

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A Wedding in Glas-Vegas

Mary Beth Sallee Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald   They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But on July 30, a little bit of Vegas made its way to Glasgow. Drink N Game is a classic arcade bar that specializes in classic cocktails and craft beer, along with a unique food menu. As a…

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