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Investigation in Glasgow underway after explosive device found in mailbox

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky State Police and US Postal Service are investigating after an explosive device was found in a mailbox on Oil Well Road in Glasgow on Wednesday. KSP says it wasn't a bomb, but rather an 'improvised explosive device.'


Colton Kise to open for Doug Stone

GLASGOW — Singer/songwriter Colton Kise will be opening for country recording artist Doug Stone at the Plaza Theatre on March 9. The concert will benefit the Glasgow Kiwanis Club and is being co-sponsored by Span-Tech, a Glasgow company that manufactures conveyor systems.


Technology a trending topic at the 911 Summit in Glasgow

GLASGOW,Ky.-Technology is quickly changing how 911 centers operate in the southern Kentucky region. At the annual 911 Summit in Glasgow Thursday, directors and managers discussed the use of emerging technologies at 911 centers in the area.


Housing authorities in Bowling Green, Glasgow receive HUD funding for family self-sufficiency programs

Two housing authorities in the Barren River area are receiving federal funding to continue operating their Family Self-Sufficiency programs. According to a list on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website, more than $1.5 million has been granted to 18 housing authorities in Kentucky


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Glasgow High School is named one of the best schools in the country

GLASGOW,Ky.-Glasgow High School has been named a model school this year by the international center for leadership and education. It is one of six high schools across the country to receive the award.


Committee discusses Glasgow parks improvements, restaurant tax

GLASGOW — How much the Planning and Development Committee of the Glasgow City Council would like to see spent over a three-year period to rehabilitate the city's parks was a major topic of discussion for the city council's Finance Committee on Tuesday.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Traffic stop in Glasgow leads to arrests of two women

GLASGOW, Ky.- A traffic stop in Glasgow resulted in the arrests of two women. According to Glasgow police, officers conducted the stop Monday on East Washington Street. Officers say they located suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle.


Glasgow student recognized for dreamer speech

GLASGOW, Ky.-A Glasgow High School student is getting recognition for his speech on being a dreamer. The high school senior shared that speech with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Wednesday ahead of a statewide competition.


Glasgow council committee hears audit report

GLASGOW – A draft of the audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, by Taylor, Polson & Co. was presented Thursday afternoon to the Glasgow Common Council Finance Committee, with no concerns noted over the city's financial reporting.


Armstrong discusses new companies, job opportunities

GLASGOW — A new company will be locating in Glasgow soon, according to news Mayor Harold M.D. Armstrong shared with members of the Glasgow Finance Committee. The mayor said he could not release the name of the company or say what it manufactures.


Two cabinet secretaries visit fiscal court

GLASGOW – Tuesday's Barren County Fiscal Court meeting featured visits from two secretaries of state cabinets – transportation and labor, but the county government body also agreed to purchase a property adjacent to the county attorney building along West Main Street.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


Glasgow woman arrested for wanton endangerment following wreck

A Glasgow woman was arrested Saturday on a DUI charge after she was involved in a wreck. Tiffany Houchens, 30, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance (first offense), DUI (0.08 with aggravating cir


Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl



The 16th annual Barren County Extension Homemakers Bean Soup Luncheon, to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, will be held on Friday, March 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Barren County Extension office, located at 1463 W. Main St., in Glasgow.


Froedge casts only vote to fire Ray

GLASGOW – By the end of an hourlong meeting Tuesday with contention from the outset, only one member of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board's board of directors had voted to oust Superintendent Billy Ray. That was the member who went to Ray's office Feb. 7 and asked him to resign and, when that didn't


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.