Barren County

Barren County, Kentucky

117 N Public Sq Suite 1A
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 651-3783
Fax: (270) 651-1083

In south-central KY, east of Bowling Green; established Feb 20, 1798 from Warren and Green counties. Name Origin: Descriptive of the treeless prairie. It is believed the Indians burned off the growth to facilitate buffalo hunting

Area (sq mi):: 499.93 (land 490.97; water 8.96) Population per square mile: 81.60
Population 2005: 40,073 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 11.90% Population 2000: 38,033 (White 93.80%; Black or African American 4.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,816; median household $31,240; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,285-$22,780
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Glasgow County seat (13,829)

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    Global Banking News-January 16, 2018--Edmonton State Bank announces new leadership for Barren County
    Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa3 enhanced rating with a stable outlook to Barren County School District Finance Corporation's (KY) $7.755 million School Building Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016; $905,000 School Building Refunding Revenue Bonds, Second Series of 2016; and $1.27 million Energy Conservation Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016, provided by the Kentucky School District Enhancement Program.
    Morgan brings more than 12 years of banking experience to the $2.5 billion credit union, and previously worked as an accounting manager for South Central Bank of Barren County in Glasgow, Ky., Georgia State Bank and CertusBank.
    After winning a free Epson DC-20 document camera last year, Rachel Perkins, a math teacher at Barren County High School in Glasgow, KY, began using it to show geometric constructions, demonstrate proper compass and straight-edge placement and illustrate the various origami folding methods that she uses as a teaching tool in geometry.
    WBKO reported out of Barren County, Kentucky, on August 7 about a man who showed he had no tolerance for thieves.
    In among the descriptions of her menu (barbeque shrimp; poached lobster; Kentuckian cassoulet featuring braised chicken, duck, country ham and black-eyed peas, as well as, presumably, all the julep she desired) and the modest statement of Kenny Mattingley, proprietor of the Barren County Cheese shop that he was "honored" that his products would be available should Her Majesty, Prince Philip and their host Will Farish of Lane's End Farm still feel peckish when the feast was concluded, were fears of airport delays and even worse traffic snarl-ups than usual as streets were cordoned off for the secret route of her motorcade.
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    Jeff Sharp, the county attorney for Barren County, sent the question to Kentucky lawmakers and candidates for the General Assembly in late February.
    * Patricia Shive, South Central Bank of Barren County (Kentucky)
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    The four schools selected by the National Forum as "Schools to Watch" are Barren County Middle School in Glasgow, Ky., Jefferson Middle School in Champaign, Ill., Freeport Intermediate School in Freeport, Texas, and Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Chicago, Ill.