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Barren County Fair opens tonight

GLASGOW, Ky. – Tuesday marks the start of the 67th Barren County Fair. The fair features 12 different rides, including rides for children, food trucks, games and all kinds of fun events throughout the week. The gate fee is $10 per person, and children under 3 feet can enter free....
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Harold Eugene Ballard

Harold Eugene Ballard, 67, Glasgow, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at the T J Samson Community Hospital. A native of Barren County, he was the son of the late Marvin and Emma Byrd Ballard. He was a construction worker and attended the Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include...
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Barren County student elected State FFA Officer

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - A Barren County student has been elected as an FFA state officer. Tristann Burks will serve as 2021-22 Kentucky FFA State Sentinel. She is a member of the Barren County High School FFA chapter. According to the Kentucky FFA Association, officers complete extensive training following...
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Johnson named principal of Austin Tracy Elementary School

GLASGOW, Ky. – Lee Johnson has been named principal of Austin Tracy Elementary School. Johnson began his teaching career in 2008 at Gallatin County as a high school social studies teacher. In 2011, he began teaching social studies at Barren County High School and continued in that capacity until 2016 when he became an assistant principal for BCHS.
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BCHS Student elected to statewide FFA Office

Tristann Burks was elected to serve as the 2021-2022 Kentucky FFA State Sentinel. She is the daugther of Scott Burks and Barbara King Burks of Glasgow. She is a member of the Barren County FFA chapter where her advisors are Doug Berry, Andy Moore, and A. J. Mitchell. Burks was...
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Red Cross Names New Principal; Austin Tracy will name theirs Tuesday

Josh Maples has been named Principal of Red Cross Elementary School. Mr. Maples has been an educator and administrator in Barren County Schools for the past twelve years. He served as a special education teacher at Barren County High School and Austin Tracy Elementary and also worked as a district instructional coach before taking on the role of assistant principal at Red Cross Elementary. His experiences as assistant principal have established a strong foundation for leadership.
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BREAKING: Officials battling fire at Barren County Landfill

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Officials are battling a fire at the Barren County Landfill. Glasgow Police posted this photo to their Facebook page with the following message, “Emergency crews are on scene of a large fire located at the Barren County Landfill. Please use caution in this area!”. WBKO...
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Red Cross Elementary School in Glasgow names new principal

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - Red Cross Elementary School names Josh Maples as new Principal. Mr. Maples has been an educator and administrator in Barren County Schools for the past twelve years. He served as a special education teacher at Barren County High School and Austin Tracy Elementary and also worked...
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Barren Co. Property Transfers – May 24-June 9, 2021

The following property transfers were reported by the Barren County Clerk’s office 5/24-6/9/2021. Wallace Earl Jones and Peggy J Jones to Joseph Wright and Tonya Wright, 2 tracts HWY 87, $75,000. Francisco and Jose Sanchez and Ofelia Sanchez to Hayley Brooke Mingle and Joseph R Mingle and Barbara Mingle and...
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Barren bond for industrial park approved

GLASGOW – Barren Fiscal Court has been given the go-ahead from state officials for a bond issue. The approval comes from Dennis Keene, commissioner and state local debt officer, and is for the issuance of general obligation bonds not to exceed $5 million. The bonds will be used to fund...
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Mary Ann Simmons (Updated)

Mary Ann Simmons, 89, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born June 12, 1932 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late Ivan Richardson and Maoma Spurling Richardson. Mary Ann was a Deputy Clerk for the Barren County Court Clerk’s Office and a member of South Green Church of Christ. She was also a longtime member and past president of the Garden Club.
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New lights installed in downtown Glasgow

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - Let there be light! The city of Glasgow will now be well lit at night, they say just in time for their Sip, Shop, and Stroll Thursday June 17. Barren County says in a Facebook post that they want to thank: Judge Executive Micheal Hale, Glasgow-Barren County Tourism. Barren County Economic Authority, Glasgow Police Department, Barren County Sheriffs’ Office, Glasgow Parks & Recreation, Glasgow Public Works, Barren County Government Maintance, City of Glasgow, and the Glasgow Electric Plant Board!
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Community Driven – Tara Bailey, Barren County Family YMCA

For this week’s Community Driven interview, WNKY’s Josh Shortt talks with Tara Bailey from The Barren County Family YMCA about how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the services they offer to the community. The Barren County Family YMCA strives to provide the community with programs and activities to build friendships...
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Barren County School District builds new resources

GLASGOW, Ky. – Building a new future for the Barren County Schools. As of Tuesday, construction was underway on what will be a brand new Barren County preschool. Right across the way, a new central district office is under construction as well. As far as construction on the preschool, time is of the essence, and all has been going well.
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Tony Lee Batey

Tony Lee Batey, 44, Park City, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the T J Samson Community Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Barren County, he was a son of Mary Alice Gulley Batey and the late Leon Woodson Batey. He was a self employed handyman.
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Cougars beat Barren, fall to Greenwood

The Cougars beat Barren County before falling to Greenwood. Grayson County 57, Barren County 51: River Blanton scored 18 points and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Grayson County over Barren County 57-51 in a summer boys’ high school basketball game on Monday, June 7. The Cougars led 32-24 at...
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Gregory Shawn Slayton

Gregory Shawn Slayton, 47, Glasgow, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at his residence. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Clyde Ray Slayton and Darline Nanny Slayton. He was retired manager of Pizza Hut in Glasgow, a job that he dearly loved. He also loved to travel and was a member of the Refuge Church of Christ.