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Monroe County Schools closed Wednesday due to sickness
TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - Monroe County schools will be closed Wednesday, January 16 due to sickness. The Monroe County School District posted the update on Facebook. Read the full post below.
Glasgow man arrested after rape investigation
A Barren County man who was the subject of a police investigation was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of raping a juvenile. Maverick Parr, 30, of Glasgow, was arrested by the Tompkinsville Police Department on charges of first-degree sodomy (victim younger than 12), use of a minor in a sexual perfor
ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING OFFERED TO PUBLIC
The Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service has collaborated with the Tompkinsville – Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tompkinsville Police Department (TPD) to offer an Active Shooter Training to the public.
Possible rent increases for low-income housing tenants in Kentucky
(BENTON, KY)–Housing advocates are worried for people living in low-income housing during the partial government shutdown. That’s because more than 1,000 government-backed housing contracts for public housing and Section 8 are expiring.
Two arrested in Glasgow on various drug charges
GLASGOW, Ky. – Two are arrested on drug charges in Glasgow following reports of a reckless driver on South Green Street. Glasgow police say they made contact with the vehicle in the parking lot of a Marathon Minit Mart.
Body of missing Monroe County woman found
MONROE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) - - Kentucky State Police have positively identified a body found Saturday as missing 19-year-old Leah Carter. The body was discovered during a search effort for the missing Gamaliel woman whose car was swept away by flood waters on New Year's Eve.
UPDATE: Leah Carter's body located in Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY, (WBKO) -- UPDATE: 01/05/2019. Officials have confirmed the body as missing 19-year-old, Leah Carter. Monroe County Emergency Management says she was found this morning at 10:47 a.m. about seven miles from where her car was swept away.
Glasgow Independent board renews Superintendent Hale's contract
GLASGOW — After some discussion during its regular meeting Monday at the central office, the Glasgow Independent Schools Board of Education approved to renew GIS Superintendent Keith Hale’s contract through June 30, 2023.
Glasgow getting another bar, liquor store
GLASGOW – Two years after the countywide expansion of alcohol sales kicked off with a purchase of packaged beer at Haywood Country Store, Barren Countians have plenty of choices for buying beer and other malt beverages, including wine coolers, without traveling past the county line.
Glasgow man charged with sodomy of child under 12
GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - A Glasgow man was arrested on rape charges after an investigation by the Glasgow Police Department Detective Section. Maverick Parr was arrested and charged with Sodomy 1st Degree-Victim <12 YRS Of Age, Use Of A Minor (U/16) In A Sex Performance, Rape 3rd Degree, and Possess/Vi
Report: Thousands lose access to SNAP throughout Kentucky
More than 200 McCracken County residents have lost access to supplemental nutrition benefits in McCracken County, and hundreds more are at risk, a recent report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy states.
Housing authority mulls effects of shutdown
GLASGOW — Federal funds for some programs overseen by the Housing Authority of Glasgow are good through February. That's what Sheri Lee, executive operations officer for the housing authority, told the agency's board of directors Thursday.
2 arrested in Kentucky triple murder case; victims identified
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky have announced two arrests in a Thursday morning triple murder investigation. The Owensboro Police Department said in a news conference Friday that Arnett Baines, 30, and Cylar Shemwell, 31, were both charged with three counts of murder and one count of ass
Glasgow church welcomes new pastor
Beginning on Jan. 26, Prescott Khair will be the new pastor at the Glasgow Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 121 Stewart Drive, Glasgow. Khair is newly married to his wife, Korissa, whom he met while finishing seminary. Prescott and his wife are moving from Michigan where they both attended Andrews Univ
Fire Breaks Out in Silos at Kingsford Charcoal Plant
A fire broke out at the Kingsford Manufacturing charcoal production plant in Summer Shade, KY on Jan. 7 that drew a response from several area fire departments, several local news organizations reported.
State finds G-BC Tourist Commission non-compliant
GLASGOW — At least one special purpose governmental entity in Barren County was found to be noncompliant in submitting information required by law to the Kentucky Department for Local Government.
Scotties advance to semifinals of Class 2A Championship
OWENSBORO — Nik Sorrell fell in love with the Owensboro Sportscenter during shoot around Thursday night. The love affair continued Friday morning as Sorrel scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to lead Glasgow to a 68-61 win over Morgan County in the opening round of the inaugural
FBI searching for 'Traveling Bandit' with Kentucky ties
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The FBI has released photos of a suspected criminal known by the feds as 'The Traveling Bandit.'. Federal investigators say the man is a serial bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks in six states. Those states are Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinoi
BRIDGING PROJECT STARTS NEXT WEEK IN METCALFE COUNTY
A Bridging Kentucky Project will soon be underway in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 3 area. The project will rehab the bridge on KY 496 over Oil Well Branch in Metcalfe County.
Deal struck in Glasgow council equal pay dispute
An agreement has been reached in the long running dispute over equal pay at Glasgow City council. The council, the GMB and Unison unions and the legal representative of other women involved have confirmed there is agreement in principle on a package of payments to resolve unequal pay claims.