Barren County

Regional
7:48 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Worker Killed, Three Injured in Glasgow During Road Project

A construction worker has been killed and three others injured when a retaining wall collapsed as they were working on a road project on Kentucky 90 in Glasgow. The Glasgow Daily Times reports 63-year-old Kenneth E. Decker of Bee Springs died and three others suffered non-life-threatening injuries on Tuesday when the nearly completed wall fell.

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Regional
3:29 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Glasgow Paper Continues Fight for Jail Report

A newspaper in Barren County is continuing its fight for records of a jail investigation. The Glasgow Daily Times reports that its latest legal filing argues local officials willfully withheld the records and the county should pay the newspaper's legal fees.

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Regional
3:21 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Barren County Appeals Open Records Decision Involving Newspaper, Jail

Barren County officials are appealing a judge's order to release an investigative report on the local jail to The Glasgow Daily Times. The newspaper, meanwhile, has asked a judge to hold county officials in contempt for not releasing the document.

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Regional
8:12 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Kentucky Native Named New Mammoth Cave Superintendent

A veteran of the National Park Service who grew up in Kentucky's cave country has been chosen as the new superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park. Sarah Craighead, who started her career with the National Park Service at Mammoth Cave in the 1970s, will begin her new post Nov. 4.

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Regional
10:45 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Judge: Report on Barren County Jail Must be Released

A judge in southern Kentucky has ordered Barren County to release an investigative report on the local jail to The Glasgow Daily Times, but information may be edited out as allowed by law.

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Regional
10:16 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Decision Expected Soon in Barren County Jail Records Case

A judge is expected to decide soon whether all notes and recordings taken during an investigation into the Barren County Detention Center are public records and if any of the files will be edited before release.

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Agriculture
7:55 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Bad Weather is Forcing Kentucky Livestock Producers to Make Tough Decisions on Sales

Buyers and sellers take part in a recent livestock auction in Barren County.
Kevin Willis

The drought that has impacted so many parts of region is also presenting major challenges to livestock producers. The lack of corn crop this year has led to higher feed prices for cattle, and that is forcing livestock producers into a difficult decision: do they sell their cattle now at a loss, or hold on to those animals in hopes of getting better prices down the road?

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Regional
8:26 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Glasgow Native Who Led NBC Dies at Age 90

Julian Goodman, a Glasgow, Kentucky native and former NBC president who helped establish Chet Huntley and David Brinkley as a well-known news team and led the network from 1966 to 1974, has died. He was 90.

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Regional
10:20 am
Tue June 5, 2012

South-Central Kentucky Judge Says High Number of Plea Bargains Means Low Number of Jury Trials

Jury duty: some people like it, a lot of people hate it. Regardless of their thoughts on the issue, many of those who are called for jury duty won’t ever take part in a trial. That’s at least partly because—for better or worse—so many cases result in plea bargains that are arranged by the prosecutors and defense attorneys ahead of time.

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Regional
10:22 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Barren County Home Up for Inclusion on National Registry

A pre-civil war house in Barren County is being recommended for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 property has been known as the Bybee House for its builder, Barren County native William Bybee. He was a farmer, livestock trader, and land speculator.

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