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MCMILLIN’S LANDING — Search and rescue teams think they have found the vehicle that entered the Cumberland River in Monroe County on Tuesday night.

FRANKFORT — After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

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GLASGOW — Flat rate rents for Barren County public housing residents are increasing, according to a mandate by the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Barren County FFA Chapter in Glasgow will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 22-29, 2020. This FFA Week embraces more than 92 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 700,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activiti…

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GLASGOW – After the primary business for the gathering was done and general questions and answers had ensued, Glasgow Councilwoman Chasity Lowery asked Mayor Harold Armstrong whether there was any good news on the economic development front.

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GLASGOW – The Joint City-County Planning Commission for Barren County gave its final approval to the 2019 Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday with virtually no discussion. A public hearing, at which no one spoke for or against the document, and preliminary approval took place in January.

GLASGOW – An inmate who escaped from the Hart County Jail Tuesday afternoon has been located and returned to the jail.

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FRANKFORT—“Police pursuit” policies would be required at law enforcement agencies statewide under a bill on its way to the Kentucky House.

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GLASGOW – Bo Matthews, superintendent of Barren County Schools, was recognized Tuesday night during a special-called Barren County Board of Education meeting by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators for being one of the organization’s finalists for Kentucky Superintendent of the …

Barren County Fiscal Court members stand with members of the Miller family Tuesday after unanimously approving a memorial proclamation honoring John Robert Miller, a member of the Barren County Board of Elections and a former magistrate, who died Feb. 4. From left are Judge-Executive Micheal…

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LUCAS — Broderick Davis, a teacher at Austin-Tracy Elementary, has been named Barren County Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Barren County Board of Education.

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GLASGOW – Building demolitions, jail staffing and park sign sponsorships were among the discussions at Tuesday’s Barren County Fiscal Court meeting.

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GLASGOW – Barren County’s government is going to consider a program to address some “nuisance” properties by purchasing some where the seller is willing, cleaning them up and then selling them.

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The Barren County Economic Authority and the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership Tuesday via press release to help local small businesses in Glasgow and Barren County.

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GLASGOW — The woman who pleaded guilty last year to a lesser charge in relation to a traffic crash that resulted in the death of the other driver was not granted parole when first eligible.

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GLASGOW — The Barren County School System is gearing up to start work on its next local facilities plan, the document that will outline facility projects for the school district over the next four to five years.

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GLASGOW — The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center and Barren County Historical Society hosted “The African American Influence at Mammoth Cave” on Saturday in celebration of Black History Month and 400 years of African-American history.

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GLASGOW – Barren County Fiscal Court has yet to schedule a training suggested by the Glasgow Daily Times more than two months ago in response to a possible violation of the Kentucky Open Meetings Act for a second time over about six weeks last fall.

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GLASGOW – A proposed bill is making its way through a chain of committees in the 2020 General Assembly that most ground ambulance service providers in Kentucky are expecting to boost their reimbursements for service from Medicaid.

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EDMONTON — Annika Reed spends about an hour a day working at MC Shirt Shop, a student-run business that is part of the Metcalfe County School System’s Hornet Enterprises.

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GLASGOW – Three out of every four Kentucky adults ages 18 to 64 with substance use disorder are active in the workforce, and two-thirds of Kentucky adults who misuse opioids are employed and silently suffering.

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GLASGOW — There is hope that Glasgow will be considered for a whole-town overhaul courtesy of HGTV’s television series “Home Town” hosted by Ben and Erin Napier.

A Kentucky House committee voted Wednesday to add Kentucky to the list of at least 33 other states with a government-regulated medicinal marijuana program.

Weeks after the federal government raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes and vaping products to 21, the Kentucky House budget committee has voted to place a 25-percent excise tax on vaping products in the state.

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GLASGOW – Concerns about pouring more money to keep the city-owned swimming pool in use and updates on bathrooms and shelters at two other parks dominated the conversation Monday at the Glasgow Common Council Parks and Recreation Committee meeting.

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GLASGOW — Red Cross Elementary has been awarded a $5,000 grant to fund the purchase of robotic kits and iPads for use in the school’s STEM lab.

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GLASGOW – Per the vote taken at its January board of directors meeting, the Glasgow Electric Plant Board formally announced Tuesday that it will begin making contributions of $4,500 per month to the Community Relief Fund of Glasgow and Barren County for at least a year.

The Glasgow Tractor Supply Company store will host a backyard poultry event on Feb. 22, providing customers with the opportunity to learn how to care for and manage an at-home flock.

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The American Cancer Society is partnering with TJ Regional Health and Graves Gilbert Clinic to sponsor the third annual Survivor Dinner and Celebration. This event replaces the traditional Relay for Life in Barren County. This year an invitation is being extended to residents of Hart County …

Park City Commissioners reviewed the city’s 2018-19 audit report with its auditors during a special-called meeting on Jan. 30.

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GLASGOW – Monday’s Glasgow Common Council meeting of less than 17 minutes proceeded without any discussion from the council except for a quick correction on a misread number in a resolution.

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GLASGOW – The man who pulled a gun and was ultimately injured himself by gunfire during a struggle in the Barren County Detention Center sally port just more than a year ago had his first appearance in court Monday for that case.

Driven by the state’s pension crisis and a non-equitable funding model, Kentucky health departments warn that if the state doesn’t change its requirements for how they prioritize available public health resources — and how they are funded — many of them will have to cut essential services, a…

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS).

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PARK CITY [ndash] Donnie Scoggins, 76, of Park City, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Glasgow, after a long battle with cancer. The Louisville native was born on Oct. 4, 1943 to the late Curtis Emmitt Scoggins and the late Ailene Jewell Nichols Jones. He was marrie…

CAVE CITY [ndash] Frank M. Riddle, 76, of Cave City, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at Hospice House in Bowling Green. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Cordell and Amy Gravens Riddle and a 1963 graduate of Temple Hill High School. He was an HVAC technician having worked 35 ye…