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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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Caverna makes trip for first time in school’s history

History of the All-A Classic and Caverna’s key to victory  By T. Wampler / JPI Sports   The Caverna Colonels 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. Caverna defeated…

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Radon: The Silent Killer

By Mary Beth Sallee Managing Editor Hart Co. News-Herald   A home is supposed to be a place where one can feel safe and secure. But whether you lock your doors or have a home security system, there is one intruder that these safety measures cannot keep out. Radon is known as the silent killer.…

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Avian Influenza found in waterfowl in Kentucky

By Mary Beth Sallee Managing Editor Hart Co. News Herald   The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of 2024 has now been detected in Kentucky. On December 18, 2023, two snow geese were found dead at the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Henderson County in the western part of the state. After testing was…

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.   Special to the Herald-News   We just celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, but how much do you really know about the man behind the holiday? Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his…

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