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Friday, September 17th, 2021

Masks wearing discussed at school board meeting

Hart County School Board met Thursday night.  Among the items discussed, was the wearing of masks. The board vote was 3 to 2 in favor of recommending students to continue to wear their masks when the Covid percentage drops below 50%. Hart County School Supt. Nathan Smith told Studio 101 news as long as the covid percentage is over 50%, that it remains a requirement for all students to wear their masks.

 

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Friday, September 17th, 2021

Radcliff man charged with murder in crash

A 22-year-old Radcliff man, previously charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants twice in the last five months, has now been charged with murder in an overnight crash that killed a local woman. Tyrone Shaker Raehme was driving north in a southbound lane of U.S. 31-W early Thursday morning when a 2004 Toyota he was driving struck another vehicle. The crash occurred in front of Rural King in Radcliff. The woman was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Raehme initially was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, however, the charge was increased to murder after the woman's death. According to court records, Raehme was arrested in April in Nelson County and charged with first offense DUI. In June in Jefferson County, he again was charged with DUI and first-degree wanton endangerment and released on a $2500 cash bond. As part of his bond stipulations, Raehme was ordered not to drive a vehicle. Commonwealth Attorney Shane Young said he will present the case against Raehme September 23rd to a Hardin County Grand Jury.

 

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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Hart County Board of Education meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, September 16th, at Munfordville School at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Friday night area football action

In Friday night football action, Hart County will be on the road at Glasgow. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. You may join Gary Gardner with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m. Caverna will host Edmonson County kickoff is scheduled at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

BBB investigates fraud website

Scammers have used a former Elizabethtown automotive dealership's name and likeness in a website scam.  The Better Business Bureau says a fraudulent website representing 62 Auto Sales (which is no longer in business) has now been taken down.  A report from the BBB says the agency began receiving reports in August of web and social media pages claiming to represent the dealership and bilking unaware consumers out of thousands of dollars. Victims, believing they were purchasing vehicles online from a reputable dealership, wired money to the scammers and never received the vehicles in return. The bureau along with local authorities and the former owner of 62 Auto Sales worked together through an investigation to confirm the scam and successfully shut down the fraudulent website. The fraudulent Facebook page claiming to represent 62 Auto Sales remains active. The BBB warns consumers to not engage with this Facebook account or wire any money to anyone identifying themselves as representing the former business.

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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

House fire considered as arson

Kentucky State Police Investigators say a weekend house fire at a rental property in Leitchfield is being considered arson. The blaze occurred on West Market Street early Saturday morning, causing major damage to the home.  A Leitchfield Police Officer discovered the blaze while on patrol just after 4:00 a.m.  The home was unoccupied at the time. Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall says two mattresses appear to have been set on fire and another fire was started in the basement. Firefighters were on the scene about an hour.  The case remains under investigation.  No suspects have been named.

 

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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Drug complaint leads to drug arrest

Glasgow Police responded to a drug complaint along Cedar Street Tuesday. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with 57-year-old Barry Guffey and received a consent to search the residence which turned up drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Officers also conducted a search of an outbuilding which resulted in the discovery of 66 grams of Methamphetamine, Hydrocodone, Diazepam, Oxycodone, syringes, Hydrochloride and a large amount of cash. Guffey was taken into custody along with 42-year-old John Dodson of Bowling Green. Both are charged with trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, trafficking in a control substance (methamphetamine), possession of control substances unspecified, possession of drug paraphernalia, not having a prescription controlled substance in a proper container and trafficking in control substances unspecified.  Guffey is also charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful transaction with a minor due to the presence of a juvenile. Both are listed as inmates at Barren County Detention Center.  No bond is currently set.

 

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Owensboro man charged with wife's murder

An Owensboro man has been charged with murder after the August 26th death of Hannah Fuller. Kentucky State Police said they responded to a call from the Daviess County Sheriff's Department requesting KSP to investigate a death on West Fifth Street Road in Owensboro. Police found a deceased female, later identified as 23-year-old Hannah Fuller, of Owensboro, with an apparent gunshot wound. On Monday, officers arrested 36-year-old Joshua Fuller, of Owensboro, for murder and tampering with physical evidence. Kentucky State Police said a preliminary investigation indicates Joshua Fuller was involved in an altercation with his estranged wife, Hannah Fuller, when she was shot. Fuller is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

One arrested and stolen vehicle recovered

Glasgow Police arrested a man and recovered a stolen vehicle after a Sunday traffic stop. While Patrolling on Sunset Avenue, Officer Andrew Moore attempted to stop 28-year-old Cody Slaughter, of Scottsville.  Slaughter tried to accelerate away but stopped a short time later on Samson Street then fled on foot.  He was located in the vicinity hiding under a truck. An investigation turned up hydrochloride, syringes and drug paraphernalia inside the stolen vehicle. Slaughter is charged with receiving stolen property, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing or evading in a vehicle, wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing or evading on foot, operating on a suspended or revoked license, and multiple counts of possession of drugs unspecified. This is at least his 3rd drug offence.  According to jail records, the arrest also triggered a parole violation. It is unclear where Slaughter stole the vehicle.  He is listed at Barren County Detention Center with no bond.

 

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Safe stolen from local church

An Edmonson County church clerk says a safe and several historical documents inside it are missing.  Wingfield United Baptist Church is pleading for the person or persons responsible to return the documents to the church.

Specifically, (church clerk Keith Saling says), the items in the the safe are church minutes and other records which go back to 1935. He says the missing documents are the only copies of these records. He believes whoever took the save may have thought it contained money but it only contained documents.  Saling told an Edmonson County media outlet he can be contacted at 270-799-3196.

 

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Monday, September 13th, 2021

Friday night High School Football

Hart County defeated Campbellsville 29 to 12. Dustin Butler - 9/152/3TD, long of 87 years, Chandler Hudgins 12 tackles, 1 punt block.

Berea defeated Caverna Saturday afternoon with a final score of 25 to 6.

 

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Monday, September 13th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, September 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60, you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart county residency, Income information for all household members and meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a "Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, September 13th, 2021

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet at City Hall at 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 13th, 2021

National Guard helping hospital

According to a post on its Facebook page, T. J. Regional Health officials report that the number of COVID-19 inpatients has increased 109% in one month. Last month, the number of positive inpatients was 22 and as of Friday, that number has reached an all-time high of 46. There are currently nine patients in the ICU, all of them are unvaccinated. The hospital reports the ICU has been expanded to accommodate more patients. This comes at a time where the hospital is experiencing record demand for all services, not just COVID.

Members of the Ky National Guard have arrived at T. J. Samson to help the overwhelmed staff. The hospital released a way the community can help out our healthcare workers at this time.

#1 Seek the level of care that is appropriate for your situation. Don't go to the Emergency Department just to get a COVID test.

#2 Get vaccinated. This is the single most important thing you can do to help us and yourselves. Vaccination is safe, effective and free.

#3 Wear a mask when you are out and about, regardless of whether you are vaccinated. Prevention is always the best strategy.

#4 Practice social distancing. Avoid crowds.

$5 Don't assume your cough and running nose are due to allergies. If you have any congestion, runny nose, muscle/body aches, loss of taste or smell, vomiting/nausea and diarrhea - get tested. Isolate at home until you get test results.

 

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Monday, September 13th, 2021

Police continue search for suspects in chase

Kentucky State Police Post 4 says no arrests have been made for two suspects wanted in connection with driving stolen vehicles and leading law enforcement on a a high-speed chase Saturday night into Elizabethtown. One of the vehicles, a black SUV, ended up in Freeman Lake just off of Ring Road. KSP was notified about assisting the St. Matthews Police Department in recovering several vehicles reported stolen earlier in the day that last were known traveling southbound on Interstate 65. The vehicles were involved in a stolen vehicle ring investigation by the St. Matthews Police Department. KSP located the first vehicle, a white Corvette, on I-65 near the Bullitt County line. The Corvette was quickly stopped without incident. Troopers then observed another one of the vehicles, a burgundy Chevrolet Corvette traveling southbound near the 113-mile marker traveling in excess of 123 mph. Troopers pursued the second Corvette but soon lost sight of it. KSP later located the Corvette abandoned at Five Star on North Mulberry Street. While attempting to find the other Corvette, troopers observed two other vehicles reported stolen on North Mulberry near Speedway. As troopers activated their emergency lights one of the vehicles, a BMW, stopped and the driver fled on foot. The other vehicle, a Jeep Trailhawk, fled at a high rate of speed before turning west onto Ring Road. The Elizabethtown Police Department later found the Jeep submerged in Freeman Lake. The release states according to reports the driver got out of the vehicle and ran away before the vehicle entered the water. KSP was able to recover four of the vehicles reported stolen, which will be turned over to the St. Matthews Police Department. Kentucky State Police was able to recover four of the vehicles reported stolen, which will be turned over to the St. Matthews Police Department. Kentucky State Police spokesman Scotty Sharp said at least one of the men being sought could be armed.

 

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Friday, September 10th, 2021

Cave City City Council meeting

City of Cave City regular council meeting is Monday night, September 13th, at 5:00 p.m. at council chambers. New business will include: zone change at 612 North Dixie, second amending text to zoning ordinance and make 2nd Street from Broadway to Quigley Street one way.

 

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Friday, September 10th, 2021

Suspect held on $1million bond in homicide

A suspect who Bardstown police believe killed another man is being held on a $1million cash bond in the Nelson County Detention Center. 19-year-old Andrew Dalon Toogood, of Elizabethtown, is charged with killing 20 year-old George D. Riney, of Bardstown. Riney was found shot in a vehicle on Camptown Road in the parking lot of BJ's Steakhouse around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Bardstown Police responded to a report of shots fired. Riney was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 19-year-old Toogood and Dominik Woods, of Campbellsville, and 22-year-old Brittney Nichole Childers, of Elizabethtown, were arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Elizabethtown. They were in a home and were taken into custody without incident. Woods and Childers are charged with complicity to commit murder.

 

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Friday, September 10th, 2021

Armed robbery at Franklin Bank

Franklin Police are reporting Thursday that a black male wearing a surgical mask, a camo jacket and a beige bucket hat went into the German American Bank on Nashville Road in Franklin. Officers said he showed a firearm in the waistband of his pants and demanded money. The clerks complied and he took off in a dark-colored sedan with an undisclosed amount of money. Franklin Police ask anyone with information on the man or this armed robbery, call them at 270-586-7167.

 

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

HART COUNTY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER , MAGISTRATE GARY GARDNER OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY ALL DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING SHERIFF JEFF WILSON, WHO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $14,728. JAILER BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 194 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED 2ND READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #2, BUDGET TRANSFER #4, BANK TRANSFER #2, APRA RECOVERY FUND EXPENDITURE POLICY, ARPA FUND APPROVAL FORM, ARPA POLICY FOR PURCHASES, ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH STITES & COMPASS FOR ARPA FUNDS, AND RESOLUTION ADOPTING NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7th IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Three arrested in murder investigation

A murder investigation has led police to arrest three people in Hardin County.  On Wednesday, Elizabethtown Police located 19-year-old Andrew Toogood, 19-year-old Dominik Woods and 22-year-old Brittney Childers at a residence on Jefferson Street. The trio is wanted in connection to a Tuesday Homicide in Bardstown. Authorities in Nelson County say 20-year-old George Riney was found shot on Camptown Road in Bardstown and later died at University of Louisville Hospital. Toogood is charged with murder; Woods and Childers are charged with complicity to commit murder. Police say after locating the suspects, they were taken into custody without further incident.

 

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Hardin County Industrial site primary focus

An industrial site at the Glendale exit of I-65 in Hardin County is a primary focus of Kentucky Legislators during this special session. When the governor announced the session this past weekend to deal with pandemic protocol, he added the request for legislators to provide economic incentives to help bring about several "mega-projects" all aimed at creating jobs and bolstering the state's economy --- with Glendale being one of them.  A bill has been introduced to spend $410 million of Kentucky’s $1.9 billion “rainy day” reserve fund for these incentives. The 1,500-plus acre Glendale location has been a prospect now for nearly 20 years. Several deals have fallen through in that time, most notably the opportunity for Hyundai to build a major North America Manufacturing facility which ended up being built near I-65 in Alabama. A major battery manufacturing facility was also a prospect around a decade ago. During the past two decades, investments to the property have been made to include the expansion of sewer into Glendale and the site and railway connectivity. In June, Hardin Fiscal Court also approved an industrial taxing district and a related occupational tax within the district. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expanded I-65 to six lanes through the area over the past decade but did not reconstruct the interchange at Glendale.  At that time, there were no prospects in filling the industrial site to justify spending money on construction. Transportation officials say in light of the new push, they have been asked to ready the interchange reconstruction project for letting.  Work could begin as soon as early-to-mid 2022. Hardin County Officials say it is too soon to discuss exact details of manufactures which are considering the location.

 

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Glasgow Police serve warrants after call

Tuesday, Glasgow Police were tasked with serving warrants at a residence on Humble Avenue. Upon locating their subject, identified as 30-year-old Amber Dawn Carver, a search was conducted resulting of the discovery of glass pipe and methamphetamine inside her pocket. Carver was served those outstanding warrants and additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She is lodged in Barren County Detention Center with a $2,750 cash bond.  She is scheduled to appear in court today on these new charges.  She is scheduled to appear Monday on charges related to the warrant.

 

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 9th, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse, 2nd floor. New business includes: Acknowledge Hart County Ambulance Service Tax Rates: Motor Vehicle @ 10.0, Real Property @ 7.5, Tangible Property @ 9.0 per $100 assessed value, approve Engagement Agreements with Stites and Compass for ARPA funds and approve to apply for 2022 Litter Abatement Program Grant.

 

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Friday night area high school football

In area high school football action Friday night, Hart County Raiders will be at Campbellsville High School instead of home. Kickoff is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for the pregame show at 6:40 p.m. on Studio 101. And in action Saturday, Caverna Colonels will host Berea. Kickoff is scheduled at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Homicide suspect held on $500,000 cash bond

An Elizabethtown woman charged with shooting and killing a man inside a mobile home Friday morning, is scheduled to make her first court appearance. 32-year-old Loni K. Drumm will appear in Hardin District Court Wednesday. She is charged with shooting 40-year-old Shedrick Tyrone Byrd, of Elizabethtown, once in the upper arm. Byrd was pronounced dead by Hardin County EMS at the residence in a mobile home park off Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown. Drumm is being held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. Drumm is charged with tampering with physical evidence in addition to murder-domestic violence. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Adair County couple arrested in daughter's death

In Columbia, an Adair County couple in jail, accused in the death of their 10-month-old daughter. Columbia Police say Arya Wyntre Bell Graham died of a Fentanyl overdose on June 4th, 2020. Her parents, Melanie and Bradley Graham, were arrested and jailed in Cleveland, Ohio, this past Wednesday. Melanie is charged with 2nd degree manslaughter; Bradley is charged with reckless homicide. They are to be extradited to Adair County at a later date.

 

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Woman confesses to E-town murder

A woman has confessed to shooting and killing a man at a trailer park in Elizabethtown Friday morning. Investigators from the Elizabethtown Police Department were called to a trailer park on Woodland Drive around 9:00 a.m. regarding a 40-year-old man having medical issues, Officer Chris Denham said. They found the victim shot dead inside the home, as well as the suspect, 32-year-old Loni Drumm. A death investigation led to Drumm's arrest later in the day on homicide and tampering with evidence charges. "While being interviewed, Drumm admitted to having fired a single gun shot," Denham said. The victim's name has not been released. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

New president and CEO for National Corvette Museum

There is a new face at the top of National Corvette Museum management and she's a native of neighboring LaRue County.  Sharon Brawner, originally from Hodgenville, was named Wednesday to serve as president and CEO.

Brawner, most recently comes from Nashville where she served as the long-time senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She says as a Kentucky native and a true car enthusiast, she has long been a fan of the Corvette.  She continued to comment on her level of enthusiasm for the new position by adding she's thrilled to bring experience in tourism, museum and non-profit leadership. Prior to joining the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum staff, Brawner was vice president of sales, marketing and communications for the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team and, before that, served as vice president of administration for the Nashville Kats Arena Football team.  Adding to her local ties, Brawner attended Western Kentucky University.

 

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Glasgow Police search for teen

The Glasgow Police Department is searching for 15 year old Oneyda Mila Martinez.  She is 5 ft., 100 lbs., Brown Hair and Brown Eyes and was last seen Monday morning on Cleveland Avenue wearing a blue tank top and blue jean shorts. If you have any information please call the Glasgow Police Department or local authorities by calling 911.

 

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Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Three arrested for child abuse

Bowling Green Police have arrested three men for child abuse. According to the police report, officers received an email with a photograph of the back of the victim, who had multiple marks that looked like they had been hit with a cord. Videos also showed a child crying and begging to not get hit by a man wearing boxing gloves, who then hit the child in the back of the head, causing him to fall and hit the couch. The man, Nesean Darvin, is accused of hitting the child several more times and the victim was identified as his son. Two other men were present at the time. LaQuan Shead was present during the video and Matthew Shockley admitted to filming the video on Darvin's phone. All three men were arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse, 1st degree, against a child 12 or under. They were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Bowling Green man arrested on sex charges

Bowling Green Police arrested 36-year-old Thang S. Mung, of Bowling Green. Mung has been accused of sending three videos depicting young females engaged in sexual activities. Mung has been charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Two killed in Glasgow shooting

Glasgow Police have identified the victims after a shooting Thursday on North Race Street in Glasgow. 24-year-old David A. Pace and 22-year-old Brittany R. Pace were both found dead when officers arrived on the scene. Authorities have identified the suspect as Cody N. Bacon, of Glasgow, where officers found him standing on the sidewalk near the residence carrying a weapon Bacon complied with officers and was arrested. Bacon has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of wanton endangerment. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Matt Daniel new University of the Cumberlands coach

There is a Hart County tie to the new basketball coach at University of the Cumberlands.  Matt Daniel was named earlier this week to head up the men's program at the Southeastern Kentucky college.  Matt Daniel is the son of former Hart County Boys Assistant Basketball Coach Don Daniel who also coached other sports and taught in the Hart County School system in the late 80s and early 90s.  Matt Daniel has been an assistant at University of the Cumberlands for the past two years.

 

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Three arrested after traffic stop

A traffic safety checkpoint by Hodgenville Police Tuesday night resulted in the capture of two women wanted on active bench warrants out of Larue County. Officers arrested 41-year-old Amanda Alfes and Bonny Burgess (both of Hodgenville) on charges of failure to appear in court. The checkpoint also resulted in a DUI arrest. Mason Grubbs, of New Haven, had marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an open alcohol container in his vehicle. His breathalyzer result was over the legal limit. Alfes, Burgess and Grubbs were all taken to Larue County Detention Center. The checkpoint was setup on Lincoln Parkway at the Industrial Parkway Intersection, which also resulted in one citation for no operator's license, three for no registration, two for expired registration, one for no insurance, one for not having a license in their possession and one for driving on a suspended license.

 

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Green County woman dies in crash

A Green County woman is dead following a Wednesday morning crash. The head-on incident happened when 30-year-old Whitney Brown, of Greensburg, and Maxie Kyle Houk, of Greensburg, collided in the Black Gnat Community just east of Greensburg on US 68.  Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.  Houk was not injured.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  The incident blocked the road for nearly four hours during cleanup and incident reconstruction.

 

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Special meeting of Hart County Board of Ed

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held Thursday, September 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office. The items on the agenda are: set tax rate for FY22.

 

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Metcalfe County Schools awarded Literacy Grant

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded Metcalfe County Schools a $665,726 Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy (KyCL) grant. Metcalfe County is one of 19 districts awarded the grant, which will begin implementation on October 1st. Superintendent Josh Hurt said "We are beyond pleased to receive additional funding to help us in our pursuit to bolster literacy in Metcalfe County Schools."

 

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Doctor faces charges of mishandling a delivery

A complaint filed against a Glasgow doctor, accused him of mishandling a baby delivery in order to catch a flight for his vacation. An 18-page complaint filed last week by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure details the event of the September 2020 delivery, as well as outlines several other complaints and malpractice suits. According to the complaint, in or around 2015, the licensee applied for a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with a history of eight malpractice suits, two of which were pending at the time of application. Around December 2015, the doctor was granted a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. On September 13th, 2020, Dr. Gerald W. Thorpe told a physician during delivery, "I need you to do this C-section, I have to leave for vacation." Around September 14th, 2020, T. J. Regional Health terminated the licensee's Physician Services Agreement with T J Community Hospital. The grievance was then supported by a statement from Neil C. Thornbury, CEO of T. J. Regional Health. On August 19th, 2021, the licensee and his counsel appeared before and were heard by the inquiry panel, after which the Inquiry Panel chose to ratify the emergency order and issue the complaint. A hearing of this complaint is scheduled for January 4-6th at the Kentucky Board of Licensure in Louisville.

 

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

E-town man charged with sex offenses

A 40-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop and charged with five sex offense charges involving three minor female relatives. Nicholas Ryan Laurence was arrested after a "be on the look out" alert was issued for Laurence's blue Mitsubishi Mirage vehicle. He has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted; one count of first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. According to the arrest citation, Laurence engaged in various sex acts multiple times with the girls between the ages of 12 and 16 over a period of several years. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department on Tuesday responded to a complaint of a tree that had fallen onto a house on Sporran Way. Upon arrival, officers made contact with all the occupants of the house to make sure they were all safe and determined that there were no injuries. Officers received consent to search the residence to assess the damage and located in plain view marijuana, scales, grinder and money. Timothy Nunn, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Officer Josh Hardin, assisted by Sgt. Wesley Hicks. Nunn was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Temporary suspension in connection to woman's disappearance

With heavy rains hampering investigation efforts, authorities in Nelson County say there is a temporary suspension of operations in the ongoing search of the Woodlawn Springs subdivision in connection to the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. During the course of the search, officials say multiple items of interest have been uncovered with initial analysis showing they are potentially relevant to the investigation. The items have been sent to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, for further forensic analysis.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Four arrested in Warren County

Warren County Sheriff's Office Deputies on Sunday executed a search warrant at 368 Plum Springs Road. During the search, various quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, drugs, pills and drug paraphernalia were found and four people were arrested. Jeremiah Lane, 47, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense, methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shanda Marr, 45, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs, 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Phillip Rdialul, 41, of Bowling Green, was arrested on a failure to appear bench warrant.  Joseph Berry, 47, of Bowling Green, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree-drug unspecified and released. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Winner of Trooper Island Camaro fundraiser

Kentucky State Police has wrapped up the 2021 Trooper Island Raffle fund raiser.  The winning ticket was drawn Sunday at the conclusion of the Kentucky State Fair and belongs to Brian Klas. A record 30,814 tickets were sold. This year's prize features a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Convertible. Trooper Island provides a summer camp experience for youngsters in the state.  The camp is located at Dale Hollow Lake.  Troopers say thank you to all those who supported the fund raiser.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after hiding

Glasgow Police responded to the call of a fight in progress Sunday on Semmental Lane.  Upon arrival, officers determined a suspect identified as 50-year-old Kevin Norman, of Glasgow, had fled from the scene and was hiding in the basement of another residence.  Officers located Norman and also located Methamphetamine that he attempted to hide.  Norman is in Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 cash bond and is charged with possession of a control substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He has a court date set for September 9th.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Hardin County man dies in weekend crash

A Hardin County man is dead after a weekend crash.  The single-vehicle collision happened around 1:30am Saturday on Sonora-Hardin Springs Road near Gibson Lane in Eastview.  The Hardin County Sheriff's Department says 50-year-old David Dudgeon of Eastview was a passenger in a Chevy pickup and was pronounced dead at the scene. For unknown reasons, the driver (whose identity is not available) ran off of the roadway.  Both were trapped and had to be recovered from the vehicle.  The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital, treated and released. Dudgeon was not belted at the time of the crash.

 

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Turtlelini's has new owner

A popular Horse Cave restaurant has new owners.  Turtlelini's was known as Snappy's when it was opened by Tresia and Brian Weber 14 years ago in the building across from the Post Office.  Due to legal conflicts with the "Snappy Tomato Pizza" chain, the name "Snappy's" was changed to "Turtlelini's a few years back. Still, from beginnings in the smaller building to the current location on 31W just south of Main Street, the restaurant remains a meeting places for clubs, birthday parties and after-church get togethers.  It is a place where families enjoy lunches and dinners; where visitors to the area shower the lobby pin-board and social media with compliments and high recommendations; a place where business people take other business people for lunch meetings. It is a place where locals come to just hang out.  The Weber's announced on social media Monday they have sold the restaurant to Jose and Jessica Carlos. In the announcement, Brian and Tresia say they have left their customers in good hands and they ask the community to continue giving the Carlos family the same support.

 

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Monday, August 30th, 2021

Friday night high school football

Don Franklin Trojan Trail Turf War was held Friday night. Hart County defeated McCreary County Central 40 to 18. Clark Rexroat 9/146/3TD and Jordan Bradley 9/172/1TD. Barren County defeated Adair County 36 to 34.

Glasgow defeated Russellville 49 to 35 and Green County upset Nelson County 40 to 0. Metcalfe won over Bellevue 53 to 7, Taylor defeated Larue County 44 to 28. Saturday, Caverna defeated Trimble County 38 to 36.

 

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Monday, August 30th, 2021

ARK Dawgie Dash 5K held Saturday

The ARK Dawgie Dash 5k was run early Saturday to raise money for shelter pets. Although the morning started out warm, about 90 runners participated in the race which returned to in-person running this year after being virtual-only in 2020 due to COVID-19. There was also a virtual option this year for those who were unable to join the in-person race. According to Susan Rowe, the race organizer, nearly $27,000 was raised and the proceeds will benefit the Hart County Animal Shelter along with other community outreach programs such as pet owner education efforts and spay/neuter clinics. The first runner to finish was Terry Young, of Greensburg. His goal is to run a marathon in every Kentucky county. 

 

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Monday, August 30th, 2021

Healthcare Heroes Appreciation event

Healthcare Heroes Appreciation was observed this week in Hart County. A special ceremony honoring the event was held Friday afternoon at Signature Healthcare of Hart County. Hart County Judge Executive, Joe Choate read a proclamation honoring healthcare workers and the many long hours that they dedicate in helping others. Horse Cave Mayor, Randal Curry also spoke at the event. The event concluded with refreshments being served by the staff of Signature Healthcare of Hart County.

 

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Monday, August 30th, 2021

Bowling Green man convicted of rape

A Bowling Green man has been convicted of rape in a case dating back to 2019. A Warren County jury decided Thursday that 20-year-old Kolten Drake Dunn is guilty of rape and unlawful transaction with a minor. According to the arrest citation, on or around March 13th, 2019, Dunn had entered a Bowling Green residence and had engaged in sexual intercourse with a female juvenile. On March 29th, 2019, Dunn was interviewed at Kentucky State Police Post 3. He was advised of and waived his rights, agreeing to speak with detectives. Dunn admitted to entering the residence via the front bedroom window. He was unsure of the exact date. Dunn admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the juvenile under the belief that she was 13-years-old. According to the citation, Dunn did not have permission from the homeowners to enter the residence. A jury found him guilty of second-degree rape and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. The Commonwealth agreed to a 10-year prison sentence. His final sentencing will take place at a later date. Dunn will also be required to register as sex offender. Dunn is in lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, August 30th, 2021

FBI offers reward in Crystal Rogers case

A cash reward is being offered for tips leading to arrests in the investigation into Crystal Rogers' disappearance. On Saturday afternoon, FBI Louisville tweeted its support from the Bardstown community over the past week as the search continues for clues in the case. FBI announced Friday that it had uncovered an "item of interest" on the fourth day digging in a Nelson County subdivision. The investigative bureau is now offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. The FBI stated, "We know that there are individuals out there who have specific information about Crystal's disappearance and want to do the right thing. The FBI continues its search in the Woodlawn Springs subdivision, where over the week agents tore up a concrete driveway on a property being built by Brooks Hauck. Rogers' boyfriend was the only suspect named in the case when she first disappeared back in 2015.

 

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

Friday night area high school football

Caverna Colonels will be on the road taking on Trimble County. Hart County Raiders will be traveling Friday night to Barren County as they take on McCreary Central with kickoff at 6:00 p.m. WLOC Studio 101 will be on the air with the Raiders pregame show around 5:40 p.m.

 

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

National Heroes Appreciation Week

Signature HealthCare of Hart County will hold a special presentation Friday, August 27th, at 1:00 p.m. Judge Executive Joe Choate and Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry will present proclamations for Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Week. Light refreshment will be served.

 

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

One dead, one injured after fatal crash

A Clarkson woman has died and a Leitchfield woman has been injured after a two-vehicle collision in Grayson County Monday. Kentucky State Police say they were called to the scene on Anneta Road by emergency responders in Grayson County. According to police, Lori Golden, of Clarkson, was traveling south in a Honda Civic. Golden crossed the centerline for unknown reasons into the path of a Jeanette Kaman, of Leitchfield, who was driving a Jeep Wrangler. Grayson County Coroner's Office pronounced Golden dead at the scene. Kaman was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Anneta Road near the scene was closed for several hours in order for officers to reconstruct the collision Kentucky State Police was assisted by multiple agencies in the Grayson County area. The collision is still under investigation.

 

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Tuesday traffic stop in Glasgow has resulted in an arrest.  Police say they stopped 28-year-old Cole Broady, of Glasgow, on Eastview Drive and confirmed his license is suspended.  Consent to search the vehicle was given and methamphetamine was located.  Broady is charged with operating on a suspended or revoked license, possession of a control substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and other non-moving violations.  He was taken to Barren County Detention Center and is being held with a $2,500 cash bond.  Broady has a court date set for September 16th.

 

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

Two Tennessee residents charged with shoplifting

Two Tennessee residents face charges after being caught shoplifting at Wal-mart in Glasgow. Police responded to a complaint at the store Tuesday and observed 33-year-old Brittany Watson and 35-year-old Donnie Gregory in the parking lot. Officers received consent to a search and it was determined the pair had exited the store with unpaid items which were all returned . The search also yielded suspected hydrocodone, methamphetamine and syringes. Brittany Watson, of Portland, TN, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Hydrocodone, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine), prescription control substance not in proper container, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. Donnie Lee Gregory, Jr., of Old Hickory, TN, is charged with possession of controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense, Hydrocodone, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by unlawful taking. Both were released later in the day, each posting a $3,000 cash bond. Watson and Gregory are scheduled to appear in court September 23rd.

 

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

FBI continues search for body of Crystal Rogers

The FBI continues searching for the body of Crystal Rogers in Nelson County. Federal agents returned to the Woodlawn Springs subdivision in Bardstown on Thursday for the third day, spending their time tearing up a concrete driveway and digging at least a four-foot-deep hole underneath. The FBI homed in on one property being built by Crystal Rogers' boyfriend Brooks Houck, the only suspect named in the case -- at the time of her disappearance in 2015. Rogers mother, Sherry Ballard, said the FBI plans to rip up the entire concrete driveway in front of that property. The FBI did not allow media to see the investigation site. Neighbors in the Woodlawn Springs subdivision said more agents were present, and they expanded their dig site closer toward the street. The FBI provided a minor update late Thursday afternoon: "Our latest search related to the disappearance of Crystal Rogers continues on the third day. FBI Louisville investigators are focused on finding any evidence that will shed light on what happened to Crystal. We do not have a timeline in regards to when the search will conclude we will continue our efforts for as long as it takes. We appreciate the community's support, particularly the residents of the Woodlawn Springs subdivision. FBI Louisville also wants to thank the Nelson County Sheriff's Office for all their assistance.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2021

Hart Couny woman arrested in Glasgow

A Hart County woman was pulled over and arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop Saturday in Glasgow. She is identified as 23-year-old Lauren Overfelt. Glasgow Police say a strong odor of marijuana was detected during the stop and a field sobriety test was conducted, indicating Overfelt was impaired.  A vehicle search turned up marijuana and unauthorized prescription-type drugs.  Overfelt faces charges of Reckless Driving, driving improperly On the left Side Of the Road, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Driving on  a DUI Suspended license, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Control Substance and Illegal Possession Of Legend Drug.

A passenger in Overfelt's vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Ryneisha Whitlow of Glasgow, was also arrested arrested and is charged with Possession Control Substance, Possession Of a Legend Drug, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription of a Control Substance Not In Proper Container, Possession Of Marijuana, Public Intoxication and for displaying or possessing a cancelled or fictitious license.

Both were taken to Barren County Detention Center and have court dates on Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department responded to the Nails Express parking lot on Happy Valley Road Friday in reference to a drug complaint. Lieutenant Jabin McGuire located the vehicle in the parking lot and observed a female identified as Kacie Dawn Branham exit from the vehicle. Branham denied a consent to search of the vehicle however K9 Joe alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers located Marijuana, Methamphetamine and a glass pipe inside of the vehicle. Kacie Dawn Branham, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Of Marijuana and Possession Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Lieutenant Jabin McGuire, assisted by K9 Joe, Officer John Warnock and Detective Brian Starnes.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2021

Edmonson County woman arrested

A woman in Edmonson County faces drug and traffic related charges after being stopped Sunday on KY 259. A report from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department indicates a deputy observed a Chevrolet Lumina traveling north and weaving.  A traffic stop was initiated and 36-year-old Jenna Dunn, of Smiths Grove, stopped in the middle of the road before then being instructed to move to an open driveway.   Dunn allegedly admitted to having methamphetamine in the vehicle and after a search was conducted, the deputy discovered suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

She is charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st Offense, and Careless Driving.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2021

Horse Cave Ttaffic stop leads to arrest

A Friday traffic stop in Horse Cave has led to the arrest of a 52-year-old Grayson County man. Timothy D. Clemons was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia along with non-moving violations. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2021

New activity in search for missing Bardstown woman

There is new activity in the search for Crystal Rogers, the Bardstown woman missing since July of 2015. The FBI says based on information collected over the past year the agency is conducting several searches in the Woodlawn Springs subdivision.  Agents from the FBI Louisville Field Office arrived in the subdivision Tuesday morning. An FBI spokesperson said cadaver dogs, drones and ground scanners were being used in the search of three properties. The spokesperson says the agency is not releasing specific addresses of the search locations to protect the privacy of the homeowners, who are not considered suspects. The FBI has not set a timeline on how long the search at Woodlawn Springs will last. Crystal Rogers disappeared with few leads.  Her car was found two days later on the side of the Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire. Her purse, cell phone and keys were inside the car.

 

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Friday night Football action continues

Caverna Colonels will be on the road taking on Trimble County. Hart County Raiders will also be traveling Friday night to Barren County as they take on McCreary Central with kick off at 7:00 p.m. WLOC Studio 101 will be on the air with Raiders pregame show around 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Last days of eligibility vaccine lottery

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians who want to participate in the state's last vaccine lottery drawing have two days to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter. On Friday, one $1 million will be given away and five more full-scholarship winners will be announced. In order to be eligible, participants must have received at least one shot of a vaccine and be a permanent resident. Beshear says there have been nearly 100,000 new entries since the last drawing. The deadline for the final drawing is 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Police seek help in finding missing team

It's been a year since16-year-old Rosalyn Velazquez, 16, disappeared and since that day it's been a struggle for those involved in the case. The North Hardin High School student was ported to leave at 1:00 a.m. August 24th last year from her apartment in Azalea Park near the high school, where she lived with her mother, Sabrina Boozel. Radcliff Police also are struggling with receiving new leads. After receiving the report, officers knocked on doors at local hotels and residences and stopped in businesses to follow the lead. According to her mom, "It's not her character to be away from home," Boozel said she and her daughter were very close, calling her daughter a good girl who is very intelligent and respectful. Gonzalez said police are continuing to hold out hope that the next lead will lead them to Velazquez. He said they are now relying on the public to help break the case open. A $10,000 reward is being offered in her case. Velazquez is 5-foot and weighs around 140 pounds with black curly hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Radcliff Police Department at 270-351-4470 or their nearest local law enforcement agency.

 

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

L'ville woman arrested by KSP

The use of social media led to the arrest late Sunday after noon of a Louisville woman by Kentucky State Police. According to an arrest citation, 41-year-old Marcella Marie Erik was arrested after her son contacted a male relative through SnapChat stating, "Help me, mom is drunk and driving." Erik was spotted driving a blue Nissan Rogue northbound on Interstate 65 that reached a top speed of 104 miles per hour as a trooper followed the vehicle. The trooper initiated a traffic stop near the 80-mile marker and smelled alcohol on Erik as well as an adult passenger. Erik told the trooper they had been at a lake "which is where she had been drinking. She was charged with speeding, 26 mph or more over the limit; reckless driving; first-degree wanton endangerment; endangering the welfare of a minor; second offense driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. She is being held in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Driver's license renewals available at Kentucky State Fair

Kentuckians can renew their standard driver's license or upgrade to a REAL ID at Kentucky State Fair. Two popup stations are open daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Main Street Kentucky area at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Fairgoers with a license due to expire within the next six months are eligible to renew. Those who would like to receive a REAL ID's will become the only Kentucky licenses accepted at airport security checkpoints to board domestic flights.

 

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Monday August 23rd, 2021

Portion of Dripping Springs Road collapses

A truck got stuck Friday morning on Dripping Springs Road in Barren County after the driver tried to cross a flooded roadway and was unaware the road had just collapsed. Officials with the Barren County Road Department worked to temporarily repair the road which is now open. The road collapsed between the addresses of 2610 and 3047 on Dripping Springs Road. According to officials, the driver of the truck was not injured. Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale says the cause of the collapse was the heavy downpour of rain which the northwest area of the county had experienced.

 

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Friday August 20th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING, BRO. ANTHONY MARTS PASTOR OF MT. BEULAH AND MUNFORDVILLE METHODIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING JEFF WILSON SHERIFFS REPORT:  PRESENTING THE COURT WITH CHECKS FOR JUST OVER $63,000. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 188 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND THE COURT APPROVED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE KYTC THAT ALLOWS THE STATE TO REQUEST INMATES TO WORK ON STATE PROJECTS. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED MANY RESOLUTIONS AND AGREEMENTS. THE COURT ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED THE TAX RATE OF THE LIBRARY WHICH WILL BE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, 9.5 CENTS FOR REAL PROPERTY, 15.63 PERSONAL PROPERTY, AND 2.70 FOR MOTOR VEHICLES. THE COURT APPROVED TO BUY A NEW JOHN DEERE TRACTOR AND BOOM MOWER AT STATE BID, BUY 5 NEW CHEVROLET TRUCKS AT STATE BID, AND APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN VARIOUS DOCUMENTS. THE COURT ALSO APPROVED TO ADVERTISE FOR THE NEW ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER AND HIRED ARTHUR PREWITT FOR MAINTENANCE AT THE JUSTICE CENTER. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, AT 9:30 A.M. IN THE COURT ROOM.

 

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Friday August 20th, 2021

Two killed in Russellville collision

A couple was killed Wednesday in a collision in Russellville. According to the report, the Russellville Police Department was called to an accident with injuries in the 1100 block of Bowling Green Road just after 5:00 p.m. Police said a 2012 Nissan Versa had collided head-on with a 2017 Chevrolet 3500 Duramax hauling a dump trailer. Officials said both people in the Nissan, 86-year-old John Walker, of White Plains, and 61-year-old Mary Johnson, of Hopkinsville, were killed in the collision. The driver of the Chevrolet, 45-year-old Mary Johnson, of Hopkinsville, were killed in the collision. The driver of the Chevrolet, 45-year-old Asael Mendoza, of Bowling Green, was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

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Friday August 20th, 2021

Hart County Chamber hires new executive director

Hart County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Hope Hawkins as its new Executive Director. Hawkins is a native of Hart County and holds BA and MA degrees from Western Kentucky University. Following graduation from college, she accepted a position with the City of Bardstown which allowed her to interact with many small businesses and organizations in that community. She went on to work as an Archaeologist Coordinator for the state, a Preservation Planner for a company based in Alabama, and until recently Hawkins worked as a Cultural Resource Specialist for a firm in Paris, Kentucky. In 2019, she returned to Hart County and opened her own small business. Hawkins will officially begin her new role on Monday, August 23rd.

 

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Friday August 20th, 2021

Hart County football opens with North Oldham

Kicking off the area football season is Hart County hosting North Oldham tonight. The pre-game show will begin at 7:15 p.m. as WLOC - Studio 101 brings live coverage of the opening game of the season. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday August 19th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, August 19th, at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial School.

 

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Thursday August 19th, 2021

Indiana woman indicted for wanton endangerment

An Indiana resident was among 10 people indicted this week by a Larue County Grand Jury. 39-year-old Rebecca McCall, of Jeffersonville, IN, was arrested June 2nd while driving south in northbound lanes on Lincoln Parkway. She was indicted on one count of first-degree wanton endangerment for reportedly placing the life of an officer in danger as well as first offense, driving under the influence of intoxicants; possession of open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle; reckless driving and no registration receipt. McCall is to be arraigned on the charges September 7th in Larue Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday August 19th, 2021

Grayson County officials search for missing teens

The search continues for two missing teens in Grayson County. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Kayden Minton and 17-year-old Colton Mudd were last seen at Grayson County High School on Monday around 2:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that Minton and Mudd left with an unknown person in what's possibly a maroon Chevrolet Impala. Police said they believe the teens left on their own free will and are purposely avoiding their families and law enforcement. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office issued a reminder that taking juveniles without notifying authorities is a felony punishable by prison time. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Minton and Mudd, should contact the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at 270-259-3024.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 19th, on the 2nd floor of the courthouse at 9:00 a.m.. New business will include: Approve Judge/Executive to apply/sign DOC Jail Payments House Bill 556, sign agreement with KYTC, approve to purchase John Deere tractor and boom mower at State bid price, approving and adoption of Emergency Operations Plan, Signatories to the Hart County Emergency Operations Plan.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Area Football season begins Friday night

Hart County will host Caverna in the Grocery Bowl Friday night at Hart County High School. Join Studio 101 WLOC at 6:45 p.m. for the pregame show with kick off time at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, August 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60, you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart county residency, Income information for all household members and meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a "Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

US 31-W bridge inspection in Munfordville

Regularly scheduled maintenance of the bridge over Green River in Munfordville is set to take place the week of August 23rd. The arm's length inspection is conducted every two years to ensure safety of the structure. Palmer Engineering, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), is performing the work which will require single lane closures at various times between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. When lane closures are in place, flaggers will be directing alternating one-way traffic across the bridge. Short delays will be possible. In scheduling, KYTC consulted with local officials to coordinate dates and times as much as possible. Work should not impact morning school traffic and flaggers will have the ability to quickly accommodate emergency vehicles needing passage. Inspection is expected to be complete on or before Friday, August 27th.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Glasgow Police investigating car burglaries

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating a string of car burglaries that occurred over the weekend alone. Police say a number of valuables were stolen out of cars including firearms. Police are increasing patrols in the area. Anyone with additional home surveillance should contact the police.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Cecilia man charged in Capitol riot

The FBI has arrested a Kentucky man for allegedly joining the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol and entering the building. The FBI of Louisville, says agents arrested Joseph Irwin without incident Tuesday, Irwin has been charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct in a restricted building and disorderly conduct and parading/demonstrating in the Capitol building.

 

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Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Two arrested after shots fired in Cave City

Cave City Police Department responded to White Street Monday in response to a shots-fired complaint and an assault that had taken place. Ofc. Childress, Sgt Reynolds and Ofc. Keltner made contact with a male and female, identified as Colton King and Tabitha Stinnet. King was bloody and it was apparent he was the victim of an assault. King and Stinnet stated to officers that Xaysana had come to the residence for a child exchange. While there, all parties exchanged words and it eventually became physical. Chief Butler made contact with a male and female at the Police Department, identified as Rusty Xaysana and Logan Bush. Xsaysana stated King had fired shots as they drove away from the residence and went to the Police Department to report the incident. Through investigation, officers were able to determine an assault had occurred, resulting in a gun being produced where King admitted to shoot at Xaysana and Bush as they drove away. There were children walking along the street during the incident when it took place as well. Colton King was placed under arrest and charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree (5 counts), endangering the welfare of a minor and tempering with physical evidence. Rusty Xaysana was arrested and charged with assault, 2nd degree. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday August 16th, 2021

Campbellsville Police responded to a shooting Friday night following an altercation on West Walnut Street.  An argument escalated and resulted in 39-year-old Jesse Meyer shooting 37-year-old Joshua Ulbert, both of Campbellsville.  Ulbert was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and then flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  Meyer is lodged in Taylor County Detention Center and is charged with assault.

 

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Monday August 16th, 2021

Edmonson Fiscal Court receiving funding

A road in Edmonson County which was closed due to a slide is being repaired with help from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  Edmonson Fiscal Court is receiving $100 thousand in County Road Aid Emergency Funds for Brooks Road which joins Union Light Road and Brier Creek Road.  The slide occurred on June 8th and initial repair work began.  The road is currently open for local traffic.  Funds from KYTC will be used for paving which is scheduled to begin today (Monday). Paving work is expected to take approximately two weeks and then the repair will be complete.

 

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Monday August 16th, 2021

Scottsville man wins Dream Home

A Scottsville man is the winner of the local 2021 St. Jude Dream Home sweepstakes.  Prize drawings for the contest were held Sunday.  Jeff Simmons says he buys a ticket every year but never expected to win the home which is valued at $325 thousand.  This year's local contest home is located on Aristides Drive in Bowling Green. Other prizes and winners include a new commercial lawnmower, won by Linda Gardner of Bowling Green; a year of gas and groceries, valued at $4,800 won by Christine Hanshaw of Bowling Green; and a $10,000 furniture shopping spree won by Bobby Hester of Smiths Grove.

There were 7,000 tickets sold for this year's sweepstakes, raising more than $700,000, which will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

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Thursday August 12th, 2021

Metcalfe County man arrested for assault

A domestic altercation has resulted in the arrest of a Metcalfe County man.  Police say 36-year-old Bobby Rhinehart, Jr. became involved in a verbal altercation and then hit a female with a plate at a residence on Greensburg Road Monday afternoon.  The victim received several lacerations but Rhinehart prevented her from leaving the residence. Approximately an hour later, the woman was able to escape and traveled into Edmonton to get assistance. An ambulance transported the victim to T. J, Samson Community Hospital for treatment.  An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect.  Officers with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department were unable to locate Rhinehart until Tuesday evening, when he was found on Claude Jones Road and placed under arrest.  Bobby Rhinehart, Jr. is charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment.  He is lodged in Barren County Correctional Center with a $20,000 cash bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court August 18th.

 

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Thursday August 12th, 2021

Domestic complaint leads to Glasgow arrest

Glasgow Police responded to a domestic complaint Monday at a residence on Quail Ridge Circle.  A female told officers 53-year-old Jeffery Jones was intoxicated and was striking her vehicle with his truck. Jones had left the resident by the time police arrived. He was located while driving a short time later. Police initiated a traffic stop and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the Jones vehicle.  Jones failed to comply to officer requests and began to drive away. Police were able to get the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of J & J Sales and Jones was taken into custody. He faces charges of Fleeing Or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence Alcohol, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Leaving Scene Of Accident –Failure To Render Aid Or Assistance.  He is lodged in Barren County Correctional Center with a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday August 12th, 2021

Travel blocked Wednesday through Horse Cave

Travel was blocked through Horse Cave for much of the Wednesday afternoon commute.  Fire departments responded to US 31W in front of Tri-County Auto's fueling location just south of downtown when a truck and trailer caught fire and pulled over to the southbound side of the road.  The trailer was loaded with hay.  The trailer and rear end were in flames which also ignited the hay.  Crews from Horse Cave and Cave City responded and extinguished the blaze.  The hay was scattered and watered down to prevent smoldering and re-ignition. Fire fighters cleared the scene around 5:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday August 11th, 2021

Jury selection for trial of pardoned man

Jury selection underway for trial of man pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin. Lawyers are selecting the jurors who will hear the trial of a man once pardoned by former Governor Matt Bevin. The prosecution, defense and judge are determining a jury to fairly and impartially decide Patrick Baker's fate. Patrick Baker was convicted on state reckless homicide charges in 2017 for the 2014 death of Donald Mills. According to police, Baker broke into Mills' house dressed as a U.S. Marshall and demanded money and drugs. During that break-in, police said he shot and killed Mills. Baker was sentenced to 19 years in prison but only served two years before Gov. Bevin pardoned him, saying the evidence against Baker was "sketchy at best."  In May of this year, U. S. Marshalls arrested Baker. He now faces federal charges related to Mills' death. Baker has maintained his innocence since the original state trial.

 

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Wednesday August 11th, 2021

BRDHD Vaccine info and data update

Although many people in the Barren River District have been vaccinated, the majority of the population remains unvaccinated. Total Vaccinated Population by county:

Hart - 30.27%, Barren - 39.31%, Edmonson - 31.64% and Metcalfe - 30.92%. For more information, contact the Barren River District Health Department at 270-781-8039

 

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Wednesday August 11th, 2021

Lane Closures Planned Week of August 23rd

Regularly scheduled maintenance of the bridge over Green River in Munfordville is set to take place the week of August 23rd. The arm's length inspection is conducted every two years to ensure safety of the structure.

Palmer Engineering, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), is performing the work which will require single lane closures at various times between 8am and 6pm. When lane closures are in place, flaggers will be directing alternating one-way traffic across the bridge. Short delays will be possible.

In scheduling, KYTC consulted with local officials to coordinate dates and times as much as possible. Work should not impact morning school traffic and flaggers will have the ability to quickly accommodate emergency vehicles needing passage.

Inspection is expected to be complete on or before Friday, August 27th.

 

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Tuesday August 10th, 2021

Slide repairs on roads

A couple of roads in the Nolin Lake Region will be under construction for slide repairs over the next several weeks. Slide repairs will take place along KY 728 (Nolin Dam Road) just east of Math Minton Road in Edmonson County. Once the slide repairs have been made, crews will repair the damaged asphalt pavement. Motorists should expect shoulder closures and occasional flagging.  Closure will be required for the slide repair along KY 238 (Sunfish Bee Spring Road).  The closure is just east of Duvall Cemetery Road and will be in place through mid-October.  A detour is posted via KY 259, KY 70, and KY 187.

 

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Tuesday August 10th, 2021

Storms around the region Monday afternoon

Monday afternoon storms dropped heavy rain around the region and resulted in wind damage in Cave City and Horse Cave areas.  Significant roof and siding damage to a barn was reported just northeast of Horse Cave and several trees were reported down along with minor damage to a mobile home and vehicles just southeast of Cave City.  Monday's damage is the likely result of straight-line winds and do not appear due to any tornadic activity.  As much as two inches of rain is reported at various locations and continual lightening occurred with passing storms. Today's forecast also features the possibility of strong storms.  Complete forecast details are coming up.

 

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Monday August 9th, 2021

Cave City Council meeting Monday

City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at council chambers at City Hall on Monday, August 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday August 9th, 2021

National Stop on Red Week

Police are urging motorists and pedestrians to use caution on roadways during National Stop on Red Week. Major Terry Flatt with the Glasgow Police Department, says he is always urging motorists to pay attention, don't text and drive, and watch your speed. However, during Nation Stop on Red Week, he is urging motorists to be safe when approaching intersections with traffic lights. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's data released on a Facebook post, in 2019, 846 people were killed and an estimated 143,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running.

 

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Monday August 9th, 2021

E-town spa under state, federal investigation

An Elizabethtown spa is one of three under investigation for possible illegal activity that includes human trafficking. According to a Kentucky State Police news release, the agency received complaints or tips on Sunny Spa at 4000 N. Dixie related to illegal human trafficking, illegal immigration, promoting prostitution, providing sexual services for compensation and operating without a license. Search warrant operations were conducted. Customer information was identified. State and Federal investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information on the E-town location, is asked to contact KSP at 1-800-222-5555 or the FBI at 502-263-6000.

 

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Monday August 9th, 2021

Trial set for Louisville man charged in murder

Jury selection is expected to begin today in Hardin Circuit Court for a Louisville man charged in a September 2020 shooting death on Westport Road in Elizabethtown. 22 year-old Jalen Ray Williams is charged in the September 6th death of Juwone Doleman, 23, of Oldham County. Doleman was a father of two children. Williams was arrested September 18th by members of t6he3 U.S. Marshals Service and Louisville Metro Police Department. He was indicted for killing Doleman, as well as the shooting of an adult female in the same residence in the 600 block of Westport Road. The woman reportedly recovered from her injuries.

 

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Monday August 9th, 2021

Grayson man arrested for child sexual assault

An alleged sexual assault on a 13-year-old boy at Day's Pro Bass convenience store in the Wax Community on Nolin Lake has resulted in charges against a 21-year-old Grayson County man. Saturday of last weekend (7/31/2021), the mother of the boy told police 21-year-old Mike Patel, who worked at the store, asked the boy to go into the restroom to perform a sexual act.  A citation narrative says there are witnesses to the incident. Patel is charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. He was arrested by officers with the Grayson County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Friday August 6th, 2021

City of Cave City Council Meeting

City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at Council Chambers-City Hall on Monday, August 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday August 6th, 2021

Tennessee says court ruling prohibits new eviction pause

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s court system won’t follow a new COVID-19 pandemic eviction moratorium by President Joe Biden’s administration because of the federal appeals court for its region. Attorneys helping tenants say the legal interpretation leaves those now facing eviction with limited options. The attorneys said they are trying to negotiate with landlords to accept federal pandemic housing aid applied for by tenants, or get landlords to cut ties with tenants who agree to move out sooner than required. Either aims to avoid an eviction mark on their record that could inhibit their ability to get a new place to live in the future. The state is citing a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last month.

 

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Friday August 6th, 2021

Grayson County man arrested for sexual assault

A Grayson County man has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy. On Saturday, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Norder was dispatched to Day’s Pro Bass convenience store at 13587 Wax Road to investigate a possible sexual assault. According to the arrest citation, the mother of the victim said 21-year-old Maulik “Mike” Patel, who works at the convenience store, “had become very inappropriate” with her son by telling the boy “to go into the bathroom” and he would “f*** him in the ass.” Patel then “grabbed the victim’s right buttock and squeezed,” the citation states. The citation further says there were witnesses to Patel’s inappropriate actions. Patel was arrested and charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a class D felony, and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. He is no longer listed as an inmate.

 

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Friday August 6th, 2021

Glasgow Police provides safe meet location

The community now has a safe location to meet after you have purchased items on the internet. The Glasgow Police Department has designated two parking spots, located here in our parking lot as a Internet Purchase Exchange Location that is available to use anytime. This will provide a lighted area with video surveillance and will available for the public to use. The signs were provided by Offerup.

 

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Friday August 6th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

At Thursday's Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting, the high school Parliamentary Team was recognized for their second consecutive national championship. A new sign will be placed near the roadway at the school to commemorate the achievement. Several citizens addressed the court regarding the hiring of a new county extension agent.  The court approved funding for the position. The jail report includes a total of 178 inmates and funds from the jail were presented to the court totaling just over $64-thousand dollars. As part of the sheriff's report, the department is purchasing new tasers and installing a new evidence tracking system.

There was a second reading of an ordinance to set a 25mph speed limit for E. Julius Mills Road. Real property tax rates were set for 2021, along with personal tax rates, and motor vehicle and water crafts rates. The next Hart County Fiscal Court meeting is set for Thursday, August 19th.

 

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Thursday August 5th, 2021

Ground breaking for South Cooper Industrial Park

A ground breaking was held for a new local industrial site Wednesday.  The location encompasses 150+ acres in Barren County just off of US 68/80 and will be known as South Cooper Industrial Park.  There is a road project in the works to create an accommodating entrance for the site. Seven new industrial sites are expected to be built on the land which officials say could result in 600 to 2,500 jobs for the region, depending on tenants.  Sites may be ready within the next three to four months.  Local development leaders are pitching the location to a variety of potential industrial customers.

 

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Thursday August 5th, 2021

Barren County Clerk's Office closed til Monday

Citizens needing to conduct business at Barren County's Clerks Office should be aware the office is closed until Monday. After being alerted to a positive COVID case with  an employee, the closure decision was made to allow for testing of other employees and reduce the risk of further spread.  There is currently a mask requirement in place for all offices at Barren County Government Center.

 

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Thursday August 5th, 2021

Flags half-staff in sailor's honor

Flags are at half-staff today across the state in honor of a Kentucky sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alphard S. Owsley of Paris, Kentucky, died in the attack on December 7th, 1941.  He was 23 years old at the time.  His remains were identified last year. Owsley will be interred in his hometown today.  By order of the governor flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Juvenile charged in Beech Bend Park disturbance

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Beech Bench Park Friday for a disturbance complaint in which a firearm had been displayed and was used to threatened a person involved in an altercation.

Upon deputies’ arrival, contact was made with the people who had been involved in the disturbance. The investigation yielded a juvenile to be in possession of the firearm and that the juvenile had threatened to kill an individual during the disturbance. The juvenile was charged with first-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree wanton endangerment,  third-degree terroristic threatening and possession of a handgun by a minor first offense and was transported to a detention facility. The incident remains under investigation to determine where and from whom the juvenile obtained the weapon.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Armed robbery at Campbellsville smoke shop

Campbellsville Police received a complaint Monday morning of an armed robbery at Bo’s Smoke Shop on East Broadway. A black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, and a mask entered the store with a handgun and demanded money.  He then fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6' tall, weighing 160 lbs. He was wearing a black hoodie with sunglasses and a mask. Anyone with information concerning the robbery, is asked to contact Campbellsville Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Traffic stops leads to two arrests

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Sunday on Happy Valley Road.  Sgt. Hicks made contact with Hannah Lane and detected a strong odor of Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle where they located a glass pipe, Marijuana, Methamphetamine and a .380 handgun that had been defaced. Hannah C. Lane, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with No Tail Lamps, Rear License Plate Not Illuminated, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), and Possession Of Defaced Firearm.

Kewan R. Williams, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Of Defaced Firearm.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested after drug complaint

The Glasgow Police Department responded to a residence on East Main Street in reference to a drug compliant. Officers received a consent to search of the residence and located a glass pipe, Methamphetamine and Spice.

Margaret A. Jones, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree - 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of Synthetic Drugs 1st Offense.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 5th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. New business will include approving: apply for Flex Funds, Hart County Jail 2020/2021 Jail Commissary Fund Reconciliation, Real Property and Personal Property Tax Rates, as well as Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Tax Rate.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Community Prayer Service for schools

Community Prayer Service for our local schools will be held at Hart County Schools and Caverna Schools, and at Hart County Board of Education Sunday, August 8th, at 6:00 p.m. Churches will be participating as well, praying for teachers, administrators, students and all school faculty for a safe return back to school.

 

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Wednesday August 4th, 2021

Horse Cave man arrested for theft

A Horse Cave man faces charges after being accused of stealing merchandise from Wal-mart in Glasgow.  Glasgow Police responded in reference a person stealing items Monday from the store. Officer Hardin made contact with Aaron Denton and confirmed that he had concealed items on his person without paying for them and was going to resale them. Officers recovered the items and they were returned to Wal-Mart. Aaron J. Denton of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with TBUT OR DISP SHOPLIFTING U/$500, Theft Of Retail Merchandise For Resale. The arrest was made by Officer Josh Hardin.

 

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021

Highway Safety Improvement Project

A Highway Safety Improvement Project is expected to start this week on KY 63 Tompkinsville Road in Barren County. Crews are expected to begin land clearing in some areas this week with minimal traffic impacts. The project will improve multiple safety issues on KY 63 between Happy Hollow Road (mile point 6.3) and the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway (mile point 13.2).

The project improves roadside features, drainage and curve realignments. The roadway is expected to close to through traffic near mile point 12.4 to 12.7 on August 16 until late November. The closure is necessary so work on the curve realignment can take place. A detour using Siloam Road, KY 90 and Lenna Drive will be in place. Motorists should allow extra travel when during the closure of KY 63.

The project was awarded to Scotty’s Contracting & Stone LLC on May 3 in the amount of $1,652,922.

 

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021

Police in Glendale seek info on suspect

A woman in Glendale says a stranger in a stolen car tried to run over her father on their family farm and then fled on foot Monday night.  Around 9:00 p.m. eastern, the landowner called police and reported the incident. The abandoned car is reported as stolen. Police continued searching the farm and surrounding area but there are no substantial leads at this time. It is not known whether or not the suspect is armed.  Anyone with information that might help in the investigation should contact law enforcement immediately.

 

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021

Hart County teacher among finalists

A Hart County High School teacher is among 10 finalists for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.  Jinnifer Sims has been teaching art for the past 18 years and has previously been honored as “Elementary Art Teacher of the Year for 2003-2004”, “Middle School Art Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011” and “Special Needs Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016” by the Kentucky Art Educators Association. Along with being a teacher, she is a working artist with her artwork in galleries in Bowling Green and Louisville. Ms. Sims also is an Associate Professor of Art for Western Kentucky University. In becoming a finalist for the overall teacher of the year honor, Sims is among four elementary, three middle and three high school teachers. Teacher of the year is also awarded in each of those categories.

Winners of the elementary, middle and high school Teacher of the Year awards, in addition to the overall 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, will be announced in a virtual ceremony in September.

That overall individual will represent Kentucky in the 2022 National Teacher of the Year competition.

The competition is sponsored by Valvoline, an independent, publicly traded company with its world headquarters in Lexington.

 

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Monday August 2nd, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested for domestic violence

Glasgow Police responded to a domestic complaint Friday on Grandview Avenue. They found a male victim claiming he had been assaulted by 27-year-old Vilma Matias. She was located in the back yard of the residence.  Police say she was pouring gas on herself.  Police arrested her without further incident.  The male victim refused medical treatment. Matias is charged with strangulation, assault (domestic violence) with minor Injury and endangering the welfare of a minor.  She is currently in Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 cash bond and has a court hearing today.

 

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Monday August 2nd, 2021

Hardin County Deputy Sheriff dies in ATV crash

An off duty deputy with the Hardin County Sheriff's Department is dead following a Friday evening ATV crash.  Kentucky State Police say 36-year-old Kevin Johnson was operating the ATV on Lincoln Avenue in Elizabethtown. An incident report indicates Johnson lost control, exited the roadway and struck a fence. His 7-year-old daughter was a passenger when the incident happened. She was flown to Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries. Kevin Johnson was a 13-year veteran of the Hardin County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Monday August 2nd, 2021

Two arrested after traffic stop

A Thursday evening traffic stop in Chalybeate has resulted in two arrests. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department made the stop around 5:30 at the Dollar General Store location after following a vehicle for several miles and observing erratic behavior. The driver is identified as 43-year-old Nicholas Towe, who does not have a permanent address and has multiple warrants and suspended driver’s license. A passenger in the vehicle is identified as 33-year-old Megan Sowders, of Bowling Green. Drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view when Towe was removed from the vehicle, which resulted in a search. Suspected methamphetamine and additional drug paraphernalia were discovered.  Sowders was in possession of suspected marijuana. Towe and Sowders were taken to Hart County Jail after being arrested.  They are no longer listed as inmates.

 

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Friday July 30th, 2021

Bowling Green man arrested after complaint

A domestic complaint in Glasgow has resulted in the arrest of a Bowling Green man. Wednesday, Glasgow Police responded to Scottie Drive and found 23-year-old Philip Ethan Massey and confirmed that he had been in an altercation with a female. Officers noticed injuries on his hands and he was transported to T J Samson Community Hospital. After he was treated and released, he was then placed in custody for transport to Barren County Detention Center.

During transport, Massey was able to break out the rear side window of the police cruiser and fled on foot.  He was apprehended a short time later. Massey was taken back to TJ Samson Community Hospital along with Officer Jewelie Robinson.   Both were treated for minor injuries and released. 

Philip Ethan Massey is charged with Public Intoxication, Criminal Mischief, Escape, Fleeing Or Evading Police (On Foot), Wanton Endangerment, Assault of a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Terroristic Threatening and Disarming A Peace Officer.

 He is currently in Barren County Detention Center.  Records indicate no bond is set.  Massey was in court Thursday.

 

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Thursday July 29th, 2021

Hart County Board of Education meeting

During Tuesday night's special called Hart County Board of Education meeting, guidance was established for virus protocol as the new year gets set to begin August 11th. As of the time of the meeting, the district is recommending - not requiring - the usage of masks by students K through 12 who have not been vaccinated and by any staff member not vaccinated.  Masks will be required on buses because of President Joe Biden‘s public transportation mandate. Additional back to school plan information will be released early next week. Governor Andy Beshear reissued a mandate Wednesday afternoon for face coverings in all state government buildings beginning today. The governor made recommendations for schools earlier this week but stopped short Wednesday afternoon of specifically mentioning schools in the updated mandate.

In speaking with a Hart County Schools administrator late Wednesday, is was made clear even though a decision was presented at the Tuesday night board of education meeting, depending on recommendations and/or requirements from governing authorities, the plan is subject to change as virus data is updated and as guidance is issued by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Barren River Area District Health Department.

 

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Thursday July 29th, 2021

Hart County man arrested on multiple charges

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received information concerning a man growing marijuana plants on Liberty Schoolhouse Road. After executing a search warrant at the home of John Wayne Gardner Tuesday, authorities located 3 marijuana plants, methamphetamine, items used for manufacture methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and stolen road signs.  John Wayne Gardner was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Cultivating Marijuana less than five plants, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors, along with Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana. Gardner was arrested and lodged in Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday July 28th, 2021

Speeding motorcyclist faces felony charges

An Indiana man speeding 139mph on a motorcycle through Hart County faces multiple felony charges.  Kentucky State Police say they clocked and then chased 38-year-old Jeremy D. Pieratt Friday afternoon along sound bound I-65. Pieratt fled officers trying to perform the traffic stop, weaving in and out of traffic, even passing on roadway shoulders. He stopped, surrendered, was arrested and charged with three felonies: first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police. Traffic charges include speeding, reckless driving and driving on a suspended/revoked license, along with non-moving violations. Pieratt was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday July 28th, 2021

Man killed on Hwy 70 after being struck by vehicles

A man was killed on KY 70 in Hiseville Monday night.  Around 9:30 p.m., the Barren County Sheriff's Department responded to a location just east of the intersection of KY 70 and KY 740 and found 26-year-old Allen Johnson, of Glasgow, ejected from a minibike. He had been struck by two vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates Johnson swerved, causing him to fall from the mini bike.  An unknown vehicle traveling behind, struck Johnson in the roadway and fled the scene. A second vehicle struck Johnson, which was driven by 60-year-old Terry Walls, of Liberty. Kentucky State Police is assisting the Barren County Sheriff's Department in the investigation.  Authorities are still searching the unknown vehicle.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Woman kills man with BB gun

Bowling Green Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found on Cherry Way Saturday. Police received a call from a resident in the 300 block of Cherry Way where the resident said a man was passed out on the ground. The man had multiple wounds from a BB gun. He was taken to a Bowling Green Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Phillip Stewart. As of Sunday night, Alison Hargis was arrested and charged with murder. According to her citation, she shot the man several times with a BB gun, causing his death. Hargis also had six unrelated warrants for her arrest, according to police. Hargis is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Hodgenville police looking for wanted man

Hodgenville police are asking for public assistance in locating a man in violation of an emergency protective order.  They say William "Brian" Smith has three active warrants for his arrest.  Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Hodgenville man arrested for voyeurism

A Hodgenville man was caught taking voyeuristic pictures of a woman in Elizabethtown Monday afternoon.  Police responded to a complaint against 50-year-old Ismael Collado Diaz, who allegedly took his cell phone and place it between the woman's legs as she shopped at a business. According to an arrest citation, the woman felt something between her legs and when she looked down, she saw a phone and a hand.  A consensual search of the phone turned up a video of the woman but she claims a picture taken by the suspect had been deleted. Ismael Diaz is charged with voyeurism, which is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison. He is scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Voluntary critical training at Munfordville Elementary

The Hart County Sheriff's Department and other local law enforcement agencies provided critical training at Munfordville Elementary School on Monday.  The active shooter presentation was a voluntary session, attended by approximately 30 staff members. The program titled "Run, Hide and Fight" was reviewed by participants who were engaged by a mock shooter in the school.  Several staff members commented the training was a great benefit.  A post on the Hart County School's Facebook Page was met with dozens of positive comments by students' parents and others in the community expressing confidence and gratitude for the partnership between law enforcement and area schools.

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Monday July 26th, 2021

Columbia woman arrested in Glasgow

A Columbia woman was arrested on drug and traffic related charges Tuesday in Glasgow.  Officers responded to a reckless driver complaint and pulled over Kristen Pike near the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Veterans Outer Loop. Officer Trey Wyatt responded to the area of Happy Valley Rd and Veterans Outer Loop Tuesday in reference to a reckless driver complaint.
The vehicle was unable to maintain the lane of travel and began to cross the center line and crossed over the fog line. The vehicle continued to travel for approximately two minutes after Officer Wyatt initiated emergency equipment, finally coming to a stop on the shoulder of the roadway on Happy Valley Road. The operator was identified as Kristen Pike, of Columbia. Officer Wyatt requested a Standard Field Sobriety. Upon Pike stepping out of the vehicle, Officer Wyatt observed drug paraphernalia inside and asked Pike about it. Pike then leaned onto the seat and leaned back off the seat and the paraphernalia was gone. Pike was then detained based on suspicion of tampering with evidence. Officer Riffle arrived on scene and observed drug paraphernalia in the center console as well. Pike was then requested to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests while Sergeant Houchens and Officer Riffle searched the car, based on probable cause from what was observed in plain view. Pike showed multiple clues of impairment during Standard Field Sobriety. While searching the vehicle, officers located the drug paraphernalia with clear crystal residue inside believed to be methamphetamine. Officers also located additional paraphernalia. While continuing to search the vehicle. officers located Narcan as well as a small baggie containing suspected methamphetamine. Pike was placed under arrest and transported to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday July 23rd, 2021

Federal funding for small towns and cities

A long list of small towns and cities in Kentucky will be receiving federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.  More than $314 million in funding is being released, split into a pair of disbursements. Payments will arrive as soon as next week to offset costs related to COVID-19, including personal protective equipment, vaccination clinics, loss of revenue, payroll and other expenses. Kentucky's Department for Local Government (DLG) is tasked with distributing these funds. Each allocation is based on population. Eligible local governments will receive half of their total allocation now and the second half in spring or summer of next year. In Hart County, Bonnieville will receive $68,365 between the two payments.  Munfordville will receive a total of $429,612 and Horse Cave will receive a total of $627,975.

 

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Friday July 23rd, 2021

Grayson County man arrested at Five Star

A Grayson County man arrested at Five Star in Leitchfield on Wednesday is also wanted in Tennessee. Around 3:00 a.m., police responded to a report of a male subject behaving erratically outside of the store. They arrived and were told the subject left on a bicycle.  A short time later, officers found 55-year-old Jeffrey Kinser of Clarkson riding on South English Street. Kinser was in possession of methamphetamine and a syringe. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. When checking for outstanding warrants, a hit came from Sumner County, Tennessee for leading police on a pursuit in May of 2020.  Kinser is lodged in Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday July 23rd, 2021

Grayson County bridge work Monday

A project begins Monday on the KY 88 bridge at Iberia in Grayson County. Work will require reducing the bridge to one lane. Temporary signals will be activated to direct alternating one-way traffic until the project is complete. There is a 12' width clearance. Wider loads must utilize an alternate route. Short delays will be possible during the course of the project.

Work includes steel repairs below the bridge deck, painting and cleaning. The $1.03 million contract was awarded to Gulf Coast Contracting on February 26th and calls for completion by November 15th.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021 

Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close the Green River Ferry on Today and Friday for mechanical work and to complete paving along Green River Ferry Road. In addition to the ferry closure, on Friday, Green River Ferry Road, Joppa Ridge Motor Trail, the Green River Ferry parking area and Echo River Springs Accessible Trail will be closed to the public while paving is completed. Normal operations are scheduled to return on Saturday.  For the most up to date information about the status for park roads visit us on our website: www.nps.gov/maca, follow our road status on Twitter: @MCNPRoadsFerry, or call the Ferry Hotline at: (270) 758-2166.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Body of Hardin County man recovered

Nearly 24 hours after responding to a Kayaker in distress, rescue teams pulled a man's body from Freeman Lake Wednesday afternoon.  The victim is identified as 19-year-old Kenneth Robertson of Hardin County.  Dive crews located him in approximately 20 feet of water near where he was last seen calling for help on Tuesday afternoon. An Elizabethtown Police Spokesperson says Robertson had rented the Kayak from an on-site facility. The Kayak was retrieved shortly after Robertson was last seen. A life jacket was issued with the rental and was in the Kayak when it was retrieved. Authorities in boats and dive teams initially searched the lake immediately after arriving Tuesday until the early morning hours Wednesday. The search resumed around 11am with dive teams from Louisville Metro Police.   Officials say divers faced significant challenges of depth and visibility of the lake. It is unclear why Robertson exited the kayak. Family members and friends were on the lake as well Tuesday afternoon.  Robertson was a former Marine. Freeman Lake and Park has reopened.  The rental facility at the lake will remain closed until further notice.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Flags at half-staff in honor of legislators

Flags are at half-staff across the state through sunset today In honor of two state legislators who recently passed away. Senator Tom Buford of Nicholasville passed away July 6th at the age of 72. He represented Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer and Washington counties, along with part of Fayette County. Representative John “Bam” Carney of Campbellsville passed away July 17th at the age of 51. He represented Adair and Taylor counties.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Glasgow man sentenced in infant assault case

A man from Glasgow is now sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2018 assault of his 3-month old son.  On Monday, 22-year-old Tyler Scott McCarter entered a guilty plea for the May 18th of 2018 incident when Glasgow Police were called to T J Samson Hospital.  The infant was brought into the emergency room unable to breathe and was transported to Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville.  Injuries were consistent with abusive head trauma. The injuries resulted in life-long impairments and disabilities for the child.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Search continues for missing Green County man

Authorities are continuing to search for a Green County man who has been missing now nearly three months.  The sheriff's department says 42-year-old Jeremy Grant was last seen at his residence May 4th. They ask anyone with helpful information to contact Green County dispatch at 270-932-4202 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Pending lawsuits also concern in major project

Tuesday morning, we told you about a special called meeting of Kentucky State University’s board of Regents to address financial concerns as the school prepares for a major construction project.  At that meeting Tuesday, the university's president handed in his resignation.  M. Christopher Brown II’s. departure comes after four years on the job at the historically Black college in Frankfort. In addition to concerns about the school’s financial health, there are also pending lawsuits alleging misconduct by campus officials. The university's board of regents named Clara Ross Stamps as the school’s acting president.  Stamps has been a senior vice president and spokeswoman at KSU. The board also voted to hire auditors to review the school’s financial situation.  A $50 million debt-financed project includes a 400-bed dormitory and a dining hall.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

E-town Police search for missing kayaker

Freeman Lake and Park in Elizabethtown is closed as a search and investigation continues into a Tuesday incident. Elizabethtown Fire Department received a call just after 3:30 local time regarding a distressed kayaker. Emergency crews searched the lake attempting to locate a missing male who was last seen approximately 150 to 200 yards away from shore. At the most recent update from Elizabethtown Police, they say the subject has not been located but a kayak has been recovered.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Train derailment in Hardin County

A train derailment near Colesburg in Hardin County on Tuesday evening forced the evacuation of area residents and briefly required emergency crews to block I-65.

Officials continue clearing the scene this morning. Evacuation covered a one-mile radius because agencies did not initially know the contents of various cars of the train.  Approximately seven cars exited the track. Transportation officials say I-65 is currently open and there are no associated blockages between Elizabethtown and Lebanon Junction. The incident is in the same vicinity as another major derailment which occurred in August of 2017.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Leitchfield woman dies in crash

A Leitchfiled woman is dead after a weekend crash in Grayson County.  Police say 41-year-old Crystal Willis died along KY 1133 near Blowtown Road when her 2014 Nissan departed from the roadway and struck a culvert.  Willis was a social worker and was responding to a child welfare complaint just before noon Sunday when the incident occurred. A police report indicates she was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Financial concerns for campus project

Kentucky State University’s board of regents has called a special meeting to address financial concerns. The historically Black college is preparing for a $50 million campus project. The regents agenda says the special meeting was called to hire an outside auditor to review the school's financial status as it relates to the project. Some regents have reached out to the Kentucky Governor's Office about their concerns and needs. The university is about to move ahead with a $50 million, debt-financed 400-bed dormitory and dining hall approved by the Kentucky legislature.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Worker shortages blamed for lost jobs

Worker shortages are being blamed for an announced manufacturing closure which will result in about 100 people losing their jobs. Campbellsville Apparel's Board of Directors informed their employees on Wednesday of last week the company will close before the end of the year. The board cites, in part, a lack of applicants for sewing positions that need to be filled.  Campbellsville Apparel has 96 employees but has been staffed with as many as 180 in recent years.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Gov. Beshear addresses the state

Governor Beshear addressed the state in a Monday afternoon Virus update, tossing out a range of ideas for preventing further spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  He believes all unvaccinated people should wear masks when not in their homes.  He says frontline workers dealing with the public should wear masks, even if they are fully vaccinated. He also believes those at a higher risk due to pre-existing health conditions should wear masks, even if they are vaccinated. The governor continued urging unvaccinated Kentuckians to get shots.  Sixty-one percent of Kentuckians 18 or older have been vaccinated. Broken down further, 51% of Kentuckians age 40 to 49 have been vaccinated, 46% of Kentuckians age 30-39 and 36% of Kentuckians age 18 to 29.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Metcalfe County to receive Farm to School Grant

For the second time in four years, the Metcalfe County School District has been selected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Service (FNS) to receive a Farm to School Implementation Grant. Metcalfe County is one of only two programs in Kentucky and one of 176 programs across the country, to be awarded a 2021 grant. The Farm to School grant program serves 6,800 schools and more than 1.4 million students nationwide.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Assault charges involving kerosene

A Campbellsville woman was arrested in West Point after she reportedly poured kerosene from a pump onto a woman at a gas station. 42-year-old April Lynn Ponder is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear July 23rd in Hardin District Court. According to an arrest citation, Ponder was seen and heard Wednesday night inside a gas station breaking items and swearing at people. When Kentucky State Police arrived, Ponder was found in a field near a Valero station and police also smelled alcohol. Ponder has been charged with attempted first-degree assault, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in priso0n, if convicted; resisting arrest; third-degree criminal mischief; harassment, no physical contact; second-degree disorderly conduct; and first and second offense Alcohol Intoxication in a public place. Ponder was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Truck crash shuts down road

An Edmonson County truck crash shut down a road for several hours Saturday. The wreck occurred in the 400 block of Wingfield Church Road. The Wingfield Fire Department said the road was closed while firefighters cleaned up a spill of oil and gas that was covering the roadway.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

One injured in Glasgow motorcycle wreck

The Glasgow Police Department responded to an injury accident at the intersection of N L Rogers Wells Blvd. and Wall Street on Sunday. Police say a 2011 Nissan Being operated by a juvenile was traveling southbound on S > Rogers Wells Blvd. and was attempting to make a left turn onto Smith Road when it collided with a 2009 Harley Davidson traveling northbound on N L Rogers Wells Blvd. being operated by Albert Smith, Jr. Albert Smith, Jr. was life-flighted to the University of Louisville Hospital for his injuries, the juvenile was not injured. The accident is still under investigation at this time.  The Glasgow Police Department was assisted by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS and the Glasgow Fire Department.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Body recovered from Barren River

The body of a person believed to have drown, has been recovered from Barren River. According to Warren County Emergency Management Travis Puckett, a body was recovered from the Barren River Sunday night. Officials have identified the body as a young Hispanic female. Several agencies responded to Barren River Lake shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. According to Warren County Emergency Management, fishermen saw personnel effects on the wall of the dam and then reported seeing a possible body floating in the water. Warren County Emergency Management says the victim looks to have drowned. Warren County Sheriff's Office, Warren County Emergency Management, Ky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Richardsville, Bowling Green, and Gott Fire Departments responded to the scene.

 

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Friday July 16th, 2021

Sahara Steakhouse closing

Cave City's Sahara Steakhouse to close after nearly 50 years in business. A beloved Cave City restaurant is closing its doors. However, the legacy and memories from Sahara will continue to last a lifetime. Hishmeh founded the restaurant along with her husband John Hishmeh in 1972. In 1991, the restaurant was bought by its now owner Nancy Seymour. The last day you can eat at Sahara Steakhouse is Saturday, July 17th.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education working Session will be held Thursday, July 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Discussion of only items on the agenda/no action taken. Review July, 15th, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda. This will be followed by the regular Hart County Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Greensburg couple injured in collision

Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision Tuesday at the intersection of East Broadway and the US Post Office. A 2002 Volvo semi-tractor trailer, operated by 48-year-old Charles Spears, of Glasgow, collided with a 2015 Subaru o9perated by 69-year-old Paul Clark, of Greensburg. Clark, along with his passenger, 71-year-old Jean Clark, also of Greensburg, were both transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS and later transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Spears was not injured.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

E-town man charged in jewelry theft

A 42-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $3,600 worth of jewelry from a residence where he had worked. Adam Wade Peters was charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 and less than $10,000- a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham said Peters was in possession of multiple pieces of jewelry after working with a cleaning company in the home. The theft occurred July 5th, according to the arrest citation. Peters was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Hardin County man arrested

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 33-year-old Sean P. Owens on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Owens was arrested after the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch discovered the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Owens is currently charged with ninety-nine counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Owens was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after fight

The Glasgow Police Department responded to a fight on Bob White Way after receiving a complaint.  At the scene, police say the victim told them the suspect had ran away. The suspect, identified as Mario Frazier, was found a short time later. According to the Glasgow Police Department, the altercation between the two was physical and the victim had been assaulted.  21-year-old Mario M. Frazier was arrested and charged with Strangulation, 2nd Degree, and Assault, 4th Degree (Minor Injury).  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday July 14th, 2021

Mother and daughter missing from Logan County

32 year-old Desirae Remour and her 18-month-old daughter, Harley Rae Remour, were last seen in Logan County July 8th. Desirae is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, 5'10" tall and weights 150 pounds. Harley is an 18-month-old female with blue eyes and red or auburn hair. Sheriff's deputies say Desirae has fled with Harley in an attempt to avoid being arrested on Felony Warrants for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Desirae and Harley, to please contact the Sheriff's Office at 270-726-2244 or dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Wednesday July 14th, 2021

Hit and run crash in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a hit and run crash involving a motorcycle just after midnight Tuesday morning. Sheriff's deputies temporarily shut down both lanes of 31-W northbound in front of Bristow Elementary and Pine Groves Apartment, to process the scene. The sheriff's office said Claude Conley, Jr. struck a motorcycle and fled the scene. The cyclist was thrown from his bike and treated for his injuries. Authorities say a witness followed Conley's vehicle to an apartment and waited for law enforcement. Both scenes were investigated and Claude Conley, Jr. was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Munfordville City Council special meeting

Munfordville City Council special meeting will be held Tuesday, July 13th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Human remains found in Barren County

Kentucky State Police investigate human remains found in Barren County. Kentucky State Police3 responded to a call Sunday of possible skeletal remains found in a cave in Barren County. Detectives arrived at the scene on Hiseville Bear Wallow Road in Cave City and took the remains as evidence for the investigation. The remains were then taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville for identification purposes. The investigation is currently ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Stan Cottrell's Amazing Friendship Run

Stan Cottrell with his Amazing Friendship Run was greeted Monday afternoon by a crowd of 175 to 200 at the Hart County Courthouse lawn. The Governor's Office, along with several local dignitaries, recognized Stan Cottrell for his many achievements during his lifetime and remembering the local Hart County charity, the WLOC Clothes for Kids. Many thanks to Coni Shepherd and the Munfordville Tourism Commission for coordinating the special day.

The speakers for the afternoon were:

State of Kentucky Proclamation - Dewayne Forbis

Hart County Proclamation - County Judge Joe Choate

Key to the City - Mayor John Johnson

Hart County Chamber - Chamber of Commerce President Jay McCoy

Hart County Superintendent - Nathan Smith

Caverna School - Assistant Superintendent Amanda Abell-Summers

Family Resource - Wilma Bunnell

Stan is continuing his Amazing Friendship Run to Washington D.C. Part of the proceeds from the run will go to the WLOC Clothes for Kids Organization.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

Several area council meetings

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held in council chambers Monday, July 12th, at city hall at 5:00 p.m.

Munfordville City Council will hold a special meeting Monday evening, July 12rh, at 6:00 p.m.

City of Horse Cave will hold a public hearing at Horse Cave City Hall on Monday, July 12th, at 5:45 p.m. for the purpose of obtaining oral and written comments from citizens regarding the use of Municipal Road Aid Funds as contained in the 2021-2022 budget. Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday , July 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

Man dies in Allen County crash

One man has died after a fatal collision in Allen County. Police say on Sunday at 6:31 a.m., Kentucky State Police Bowling Green was requested by the Allen County Sheriff's Office to investigate a fatal collision. The collision occurred on US 31-E near the intersection of KY 101 in Allen County. Police say the investigation indicates that 27-year-old Keith Wall, of Scottsville, was operating a 2006 Ford Mustang southbound on US 31-E just south of KY 101. Police say Wall lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center dividing line and entered into oncoming traffic on US 31-E. Wall's vehicle struck a 2000 Chevy truck being operated by 34 year-old Jordan Keen, of Scottsville, that was traveling northbound. Police say Keith Wall, who was not restrained at the time of the collision, was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner. Jordan Keen was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green where he was treated for minor injuries. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

One person killed in Barren County crash

One person has died in a crash on Hwy. 31E at the intersection of Browning School Road in Barren County. Police say an unidentified person was operating a Ford Ranger northbound on US 31-E near Browning School Road. Police say the Ford Ranger crossed the center dividing line and entered into oncoming traffic on US 31-E. Police say the truck struck a 2004 Recreational vehicle being operated by 46-year-old Samuel Doyle, of Glasgow, that was traveling southbound. Police say the operator of the Ford Ranger was pronounced dead by the Barren County Coroner. Samuel Doyle was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for injuries. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

In a recent session of a Hart County Grand Jury, the following indictments were handed down:

* Jennifer Jones, 39, of Smiths Grove, for receiving stolen property under $10,000, criminal mischief, 2nd degree and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

* Zachary Stotts, 38, of Glasgow, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

* Malcolm Booher, 39, of Canmer, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

* Kellie Smith, 54, of Canmer, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000.

* Austin Browning, 21, of Campbellsville, for tampering with physical evidence, criminal mischief, 2nd degree, and criminal trespass, 2nd degree.

* Jessica Judd, 44, of Bardstown, for escape, 2nd degree.

* Codi Tingle, 22, of Bardstown, for escape, 2nd degree.

* Justin Rogers, 24, of Hodgenville, for escape, 2nd degree, and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

* Jason Philpott, 32, of Bonnieville, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 2nd offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 2nd offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, driving on DUI suspended license, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and excessive window tinting.

* James Horton, 51, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, failure to notify address change to Dept. of Transportation, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, indecent exposure, 2nd degree, and rear license not illuminated.

* Matthew McMahan, 36, of Hardyville, for possession of controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

* Shane Moran, 37, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

* Christopher Nation, 42, of Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree.

* Shanna Short, 42, of Lucas, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000, and theft by unlawful taking or disp firearm.

* Joseph Alvey, 31, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.

* Jacqueline Ashley, 26, of Munfordville, for burglary, 2nd degree, and theft by unlawful taking or disp $500 or more but under $10,000.

* Jonathan Sturgeon, 38, of Cub Run, for assault, 1st degree, and unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree.

* Kyle Reynolds, 37, of Munfordville, for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and tampering with physical evidence.

* Caleb Clark, 25, of Cub Run, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine).

* Savannha Sueanne White, of Bowling Green, for theft by unlawful taking or disp auto-$1,000 or more but under $10,000.

* Jeremiah Rollins, 42, of Horse Cave, for assault, 2nd degree-domestic violence and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

* Jeremy S. Smith, 49, of Bonnieville, for theft by failure to make required disposition of property $1,000 or more and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, July 16th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60, you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart county residency, Income information for all household members and meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a "Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held in council chambers Monday, July 12th, at city hall at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

LaRue County  receiving transportation funding

LaRue County will receive more than $200,000 through another round of discretionary transportation funding to help dozens of local governments make street and road repairs and improvements. LaRue County received $201,958 to resurface Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road. The $11.8 million from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will support 177 projects throughout the state.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court

Hart County now has an Animal Shelter Advisory Board.  At Thursday's fiscal court meeting, Judge Executive Joe Choate announced appointments of Israel Bergenson, Ashley Walters, John Quincy Adams, Diane Thompson and John Bunnell who will serve of the board's inaugural installment.

The court also made a declaration recognizing Monday, July 12th as Stan Cottrell Day in Hart County. Cottrell is in the middle of his run across the country and will stop in Munfordville Monday afternoon with a welcoming event scheduled on the courthouse square.

Other highlights from Thursday's meeting include the jail report, which states 153 inmates are currently being held at the facility and $74,414 in revenue was presented to the court.

A first reading was held at Thursday's meeting to establish a 25 miles per hour speed limit for Julius Mills Road.

An announcement was made that Hart County will be applying for a 2021 Spay/Neuter Program Grant.

And, Joe Farmwald and Mafaz Ansar were appointed to the Hart County Tourism Board.

The next Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting will be August 5th.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Hart County man killed in crash

Updating our story from Thursday, a 22-year-old from Hart County is identified as the fatality involved in Wednesday morning's crash along US 31-E in Magnolia. Kentucky State Police say Colby Wilder was southbound in a 2011 Kia Forte' and struck the rear of a stopped garbage truck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Investigation into circumstances of the crash continues.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Missing Elizabethtown woman

Officials are looking for a missing woman from Elizabethtown. Information released from Elizabethtown PD says 31-year-old Melissa Emerick was last seen at her home June 25th. She is described as a woman of "diminished capacity" who left her home of her own accord after packing her belongings. They say Emerick has gone missing before, leaving her residence for prolonged periods of time. Anyone with information on her location is asked to call Elizabethtown Police or local law enforcement.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting recap

Hart County now has an Animal Shelter Advisory Board. At Thursday's fiscal court meeting, Judge Executive Joe Choate announced appointments of Israel Bergenson, Ashley Walters, John Quincy Adams, Diane Thompson and John Bunnell who will serve of the board's inaugural installment.  The court also made a declaration recognizing Monday, July 12th as Stan Cottrell Day in Hart County. Cottrell is in the middle of his run across the country and will stop in Munfordville Monday afternoon with a welcoming event scheduled on the courthouse square. In other highlights from Thursday's meeting include the jail report, which states 153 inmates are currently being held at the facility and $74,414 in revenue was presented to the court. A first reading was held at Thursday's meeting to establish a 25 miles per hour speed limit for Julius Mills Road. An announcement was made that Hart County will be applying for a 2021 Spay/Neuter Program Grant. And, Joe Farmwald and Mafaz Ansar were appointed to the Hart County Tourism Board. The next Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting will be August 5th.


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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Mount Sherman man arrested for attempted burglary

A Mount Sherman man is in jail after an attempted burglary in Elizabethtown on Sunday.  Police say 32-year-old George Stout made an unwelcome appearance at a residence on Knollwood Lane and tried to kick open the front door. He also destroyed a banister and damaged chairs on the porch. When units from the Hardin County Sheriff's Department arrived, Stout shouted at deputies to shoot all the people who were out to get him. He continued acting erratically and talking to individuals who were not present while also threatening officers. After trying to use a chair to combat officers, he was given multiple verbal commands but did not respond. A deputy fired a taser, but Stout pulled out the wires and threw them back at the deputy. Stout then struck the deputy with a metal table. After a continuing struggle, Stout was eventually cuffed. A citation indicates Stout admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine.  He is charged with assault of police officer, public intoxication of controlled substance, burglary, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disarming a peace officer. He is currently in Hardin County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Wednesday morning fatal crash in Magnolia

A 22-year-old from Hart County is identified as the fatality involved in Wednesday morning's crash along US 31E in Magnolia. Kentucky State Police say Colby Wilder was southbound in a 2011 Kia Forte' and struck the rear of a stopped garbage truck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Investigation into circumstances of the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after foot pursuit

A traffic stop and short foot pursuit have landed a Glasgow man in jail.  Police arrested Thomas L. Stone on Tuesday along East Cherry Street. Stone exited his vehicle before coming to a stop then ran. He was taken into custody a short time later on Pace Avenue. Police found methamphetamine and marijuana. Charges include no registration plate, failure to produce an insurance card, fleeing or evading police (on foot), failure to maintain required insurance, operating motor vehicle under influence third offense, possession of a control substance third or greater offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, operating on suspended or revoked operators license and possession drug paraphernalia. Stone is lodged at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Glasgow man charged with child molestation

A Glasgow man faces charges following allegations of child molestation. 66-year-old Gary Lance Jewell was taken into custody. A police report accuses him of sexual activity with a minor related to incidents between 2018 and 2021. Charges include incest with a victim under 12 years of age and first-degree sexual abuse. Jewell is in Barren County Detention Center with a $150,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

1st Kentuckian to win $1 million for vaccine

The first Kentuckian to win $1 million for getting a COVIDs-19 vaccine was announced Friday, as well as five students who are now locked in for a free ride to college. Patricia Short, who lives in the Lexington/Winchester area of Kentucky, went to Frankfort with her husband, Gary, where Gov. Andy Beshear surprised her with the award.

In addition to her winning, five people, ages 12 to 17, were awarded college scholarships. The winners were: Jalen Crudup, from Elizabethtown, Crystal Frost, of Crestwood, Tyler Henson, from Mt. Sterling, Addison Sullenger, from Princeton, and Alex VonderHaar, from Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested on burglary charges

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Roseville Road Saturday after receiving a burglary complaint. Police say 38-year-old Jennifer Dicks had arrived at a residence kicking the front door causing damage and fighting with the homeowner. Dicks ran off and after a short pursuit, she was taken into custody. No injuries were reported. Jennifer Dicks, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Burglary, 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree (on foot), Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree, and resisting arrest. She was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Glasgow man killed in Warren County crash

A Glasgow man has died after a crash in Warren County. Police say 38-year-old Matthew Durbin, of Glasgow, was killed Sunday in an accident on Highway 185 and Mt. Olivet Road. According to a social media post from the Warren County Sheriff's Office. Durbin was traveling west on Mt. Olivet Road in his blue 2004 Toyota Prius. He continued through a stop sign and struck a rock wall head on. According to the police department, Durbin was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. Alcohol is considered to have been a contributing factor in this collision. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Medical Center EMS, the Richardsville Fire Department and the Warren County Coroner's Office.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Two stabbed and arrest made in Hart County

Two people were stabbed and an arrest has been made in Hart County. Hart County Sheriff's Office responded to Red Buck Estes Road Sunday in regards to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, there were two victims with stab wounds that were flown to University of Louisville Hospital for medical treatment where they remain in stable condition. The investigation led to 58-year-old Mitchell Rice being found, arrested and charged with 2 counts of Assault, 1st degree. Rice was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Hart Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and were assisted by the Kentucky State Police, the Munfordville Police Department, Horse Cave Police Department, Horse Cave Fire Department and Hart County Ambulance Service.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Tennessee man dies after fleeing police

A 34-year-old Westmoreland, Tennessee, man has died after fleeing police in Barren County. Police say on Sunday at 12:45 a.m., Kentucky State Police Bowling Green was requested by the Glasgow Police Department to investigate a fatal collision. The collision occurred near the 6600 block of Scottsville Road in Barren County. Glasgow Police Department say they responded to a physical domestic altercation on Grandview Avenue in Glasgow. Police say, upon the officers' arrival, a motorcycle being driven by Hartigan fled the scene. Glasgow Police Department Officers pursued the motorcycle as it left the scene, traveling toward Scottsville Road. Police say near the 6600 block of Scottsville Road, Hartigan failed to negotiate a curve and his motorcycle ran off the roadway. Hartigan was pronounced dead by the Barren County Coroner. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Road improvement funding in several counties

One Hart County town will receive funding for road improvements with Thursday's announcement from the governor's office. Across the state, more than $11.8 million in discretionary transportation funding is being released to help dozens of local governments make street and road repairs and improvements.

·         Bonnieville will receive $33,751 for resurfacing of Elliott Avenue and Memorial Drive.

·         Elsewhere in our area....

·         Metcalfe County will receive nearly $1.1 million to resurface New Liberty-Big Meadow Road, Mosby Ridge Road and Iron Mountain Road.

·         Green County will receive $405,050 for resurfacing of Walnut Springs Road, Union Church Road, Black Gnat Road and Chestnut Ridge Road.

·         Hardin County will receive $85,494 for resurfacing of Sportsman Lake Road.

·         LaRue County will receive $201,958 for resurfacing on Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road.

 

Funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will support 177 projects, in all, that include resurfacing, patching and sealing, storm drain work, slide repairs and construction of connecting roads.  Projects were submitted to KYTC's Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.  In each case, the county or city is responsible for administering work and will then be reimbursed.

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

New stores coming to Glasgow

Two new stores are coming to Glasgow. A social media post by the Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce says Marshalls and Five Below will be locating in the former Stage location.  The deal comes after 6 months of negotiations.  An opening date is expected in March of next year.

 

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Booker launches campaign for U.S. Senate

Democrat Charles Booker has launched another campaign for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky. The Black former state lawmaker is reprising his “hood to the holler” theme in hopes of building an urban-rural coalition powerful enough to unseat Republican incumbent Rand Paul next year. Booker rose to prominence by touting racial and economic justice themes. Booker narrowly lost last year’s Democrat Primary to an establishment-backed rival, who was trounced by Mitch McConnell in the general election. Booker starts this campaign with more name recognition and a stronger fundraising network. But he's a decided underdog against Paul, who's seeking a third term.

 

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Two arrested in park vandalism

Tips and an investigation have led to arrests in connection to vandalism at Weldon Park.  Glasgow police say 24-year-old James Keys, of Glasgow, and 24-year-old Andrew Boughton, of Glasgow, each face charges of first degree criminal mischief. Over $1,000 of damage occurred in the destruction of park bathroom facilities. Both men are in Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 cash bond and a court date set for July 12th.  Both have been booked at least five other times on charges since the beginning of the year.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Kentucky State Fair special deals on admission

Officials say the Kentucky State Fair will offer special deals on admission as it reopens to the public. Fair officials said in a statement that early bird tickets are available beginning on July 2nd for $8 per person, which includes parking. The price is good through August 5th. Admission at the gate is $10 per person plus parking. Kentucky Venues President David S. Beck says officials wanted to focus on accessibility after last year, when the event was closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some events were held but only participants were allowed to attend. The 2021 Kentucky State Fair is being held August 19th to 29th.

 

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Bowling Green shooting suspect arrested

The Glasgow Police Department Tuesday was advised to "be on the lookout" for a suspect and vehicle that was possibly involved in a shooting in Bowling Green and wanted for questioning. Police located the vehicle and a man that matched the description on Humble Avenue and attempted to pull the driver over. Instead of stopping, police say the driver, 37-year-old Stephen Flaherty, of Bowling Green, turned onto East Main Street and drove for about 3.5 miles on Burkesville Road before finally stopping. During a search of the vehicle, police say they found syringes, digital scales, Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a 9mm handgun inside the vehicle. Officers also confirmed the vehicle Flaherty was driving, was stolen. Flaherty, was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, wanton endangerment, 2nd degree police officer, receiving stolen property $10,000, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 3rd or > offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Flaherty was also served with warrants for probation violation (for felony offense) and failure to appear. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Information sought on missing teens

As reported on Tuesday, Kentucky State Police continue looking for a 16-year-old from Sonora.  They say Ranyia Murphy has not been seen since June 22nd.  Now, authorities in Grayson County are searching for a 14-year-old form Leitchfield. Police say Gabe Harper has been missing since running away following a disagreement with a family member on June 21st.  Harper has been in contact with friends and has been seen at locations in the Leitchfield area. He is described as 5ft, 5in tall, weighing 110lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Police say the teen's appearance has changed since going missing. Anyone with information on either of these missing teens, should contact local law enforcement.

 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

10-year-old slightly injured in bike accident

A Summer Shade man driving in LaRue County on Saturday struck a 10-year-old on a bicycle.  Hodgenville Police say Gregory Jaggers was traveling south while operating a 2007 Mazda along Meadow Lane when the incident occurred. The 10-year-old entered the roadway from a residential driveway, failing to yield, just before being hit. Police say Jaggers' line of sight was blocked by a vehicle parked in the driveway.  Jaggers stopped immediately and rendered aid and assistance to the child until emergency responders arrived. The juvenile appeared to suffer only minor injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by Larue County EMS.

 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Vandalism at Glasgow's Weldon Park

Vandals struck public property in Barren County Monday night.  A release from Glasgow Parks and Recreation says bathrooms at Weldon Park are closed until further notice as a result. Fixtures such as sinks and toilets were completely destroyed.  The agency says repairs will be made as soon as possible.  Police have not made any arrests at this point..

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Closings for 4th of July holiday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday, July 5th, 2021. Monday garbage will be picked up Tuesday and Tuesday garbage will be picked up on Wednesday. All federal, state and most all local offices, will be closed Monday.

 

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

KSP requesting assistance in locating teenager

The Kentucky State Police is requesting assistance in locating a teenager missing for the past week. 16-year-old Ranyia Murphy, of Sonora, is classified as a juvenile runaway. She was last seen at 7:20 a.m. June 22nd, wearing black shorts, a dark gray t-shirt and black and gray Croc shoes. She's 5'5 with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts, is urged to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or a local law-enforcement agency.

 

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Barren County man charged in shooting

A man is in custody after allegedly shooting another man in Barren County. Preston Ennis was arrested Monday morning by Barren County Sheriff's Deputies, charged with shooting a man on Garrett's Hideout Road. Deputies say the shooting victim's girlfriend said they had been fishing behind the victim's home while drinking all night long. She said as she and the victim were leaving, Ennis came running out of the residence, shooting at the victim's vehicle. The victim's girlfriend said she tried to get between Ennis and the vehicle to stop him from shooting, but said he fired over her head and through the windshield, hitting the victim in the torso. The victim was flown to Louisville for treatment.  Deputies took Ennis into custody and searched the residence, where they say they found four spent shell casings, a large sum of money, marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia used to traffic illegal narcotics. Officers say Ennis told them he had consumed 18 beers, had taken several Xanax pills, smoked marijuana, and blacked out. They say he didn't remember how he had gotten home and didn't remember where he had put the gun. Among Ennis' charges, are 1st degree assault and wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and various drug charges. Ennis was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Upton man indicted for three felonies

A 48-year-old Upton man has been indicted by a Larue County Grand Jury on three felonies related to a May incident with another man. Timothy Riggs was indicted for first-degree assault, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted; along with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; and first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. He also was indicted on a misdemeanor count of third-degree terroristic threatening.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Barren County shooting ends with standoff

A man is in custody after allegedly shooting another man in Barren County. According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, the suspect allegedly shot a man Monday morning following an altercation. That man was flown to Louisville for treatment. The suspect was taken into custody after a standoff on Garrett's Hideout Road.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Executive order pertaining to fireworks in Horse Cave

An executive order pertaining to shooting of fireworks in Horse Cave, has been issued by Mayor and Chief Executive Officer Randall Curry. In the interest of safety for all citizens of this city, the mayor proclaims:

1. Legal consumer fireworks may be discharged starting July 2nd and ending July 5th in celebration of Independence Day.

2. The discharge of fireworks shall not take place after 10:00 p.m. CST.

3. Fireworks shall not be discharged on property of another without written consent.

4. Fireworks shall not be discharged on public property including roadways.

5. Proposed site must provide for required clearances, fireworks shall not be ignited within 200 ft of any structure, vehicle or other person.

6. Discharge only of Consumer fireworks as defined by KRS 22702 (1), (2) and (3).

7. Consumer fireworks as defined by 227.702 (2) and (3), may only be used by individuals at least 18 years of age.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Special called Horse Cave City Council Meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28th, at 121 Woodlawn Avenue, Horse Cave. Business will be 1st reading: Ordinance #2021-02 - Amending the city of Horse Cave Annual Budget for Fiscal Year July 1st, 2020, through June 30th, 2021, by estimating revenues and resources and appropriating funds for the operation of city government.

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held Tuesday, June 29th, at 4:30 p.m. for the 2nd reading of above mentioned ordinance.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

State laws into effect Tuesday

Senate Bill 80 will give the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council at EKU& more authority of police officer's licenses. It increases ways an officer can lose their certification.

House Bill 574 will make some of the pandemic changes to Kentucky elections permanent. It expands early voting to three days and offers ballot drop boxes.

And House Bill 563 gives families more options on school choice and helps with education expenses. That bill is being challenged in court.

These laws, along with several others, go into effect Tuesday, June 29th.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Investigation underway in Glasgow shooting

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place in the parking lot of Speedway located on Grandview Avenue on Sunday after police say an argument occurred between two men. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. One man was transported by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Community Hospital with a single gunshot wound to his leg. No other injuries were reported. The shooting is still under investigation.

 

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

Hart County Chamber Banquet and Meeting

A combined Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2020 banquet and 2021 annual meeting was held Thursday night.  The 2020 banquet was not held this past winter due to the pandemic.

 

Hart County Teacher of the Year is Megan Thompson. 

 

Caverna Teacher of the Year is Jessica Nunn.

 

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Chris Houk.

 

A President's Award was presented to Stokes Baird, Greg Ard and Chris Sanders.

 

Citizen of the Year is Virginia Davis.

 

The Forward Award was presented to "From the Abundance of the Heart."

 

The Farmer/Agribusiness of the Year is Jay McCoy.

 

The 2020 Small Business of the Year is Horse Cave KOA and the 2020 Hart County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year is German American Bank.

 

Approximately 200 attended the event.  It was the largest attendance ever for a Hart County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

 

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro. Steve Watkins, pastor of Munfordville Presbyterian Church, opened the meeting with prayer.

Committee reports were given: Sheriff Jeff Wilson stated the sheriff's department reported a new Dodge pickup had been purchased. The department had received a grant from Homeland Security for $223,000 for hand held radios for all law agencies in Hart County and Jonah Carter had passed the POPS examination.

Coroner Anthony Roberts announced the new coroner's van had been delivered. Jailer Bergenson stated there was a total of 153 in the county jail and presented the court with 2 checks totaling just over $35,900.

The court approved Inter-Local Agreement with South Central Workforce Development Board, 2nd reading of Ordinance of Discontinuance of Timberlake Cemetery Spur Road, 2nd reading for speed limit of 25 mph for Chaney Lane Road, Budget Transfer #19, Bank Transfer #9, Volunteer Fire Departments Contracts for 2020-21, Chris Sanders Heating and Cooling to service AC/Heaters 4 times a year for a total of $2,500 a year and the Judge announced a grant of $176,250 for pre-treatment plant at Horse Cave.

The Court's next meeting will be Thursday, July 8th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Woman Stabbed Multiple Times In Hart County Domestic Assault, Man Arrested After Pursuit

A woman is critically injured after being assaulted in a domestic incident by a man with a knife at a residence on Roseburg Road between Cub Run and Nolin Lake. The suspect is in custody after a multi-county pursuit.

On Wednesday, the Hart County Sheriff's Department received notification from TJ Samson Community Hospital that a victim had arrived at the emergency room with at least 10 stab wounds to her neck, throat, arms and legs.

The woman, whose identity is not officially released, was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

Authorities were able to get a lead on the man, identified as 38-year-old Jonathan Sturgeon. They searched the residence where the assault occurred but did not locate Sturgeon.

Around 5pm, a vehicle being driven by Sturgeon was located on US 31E by the Barren County Sheriff's department. A pursuit began which continued into Hart County towards Hardyville and then continued west on KY 88. The pursuit ended on Back Street in Munfordville, where Sturgeon was taken into custody. The pursuit also included units from the Hart County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police and Munfordville Police.

Jonathan Sturgeon faces charges 1st degree domestic assault as a result of the stabbing and a list of charges from the pursuit which include speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the limit, reckless driving, multiple counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, disregarding a stop sign, failure to signal, menacing, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

Police discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, resulting in possession charges.

He is lodged in Hart County Jail with a $50,000 cash bond and a court date set for Monday, June 28th.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Several charged in Redneck Rave

Ahead of last week's Redneck Rave event in Edmonson County, promoters touted as many as 20,000 tickets had been sold.  It's unknown how many people ended up attending, but the influx of visitors combined with locals stretched local law enforcement resources to maximum capacity. The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department says a total of 48 attendees are being charged with various offenses.  Those charges resulted in 14 arrests. Six of the 14 are felony charges, including assault, strangulation and wanton endangerment.  Approximately 2/3rds of charges involve drugs or alcohol. Two arrest warrants were served on a fugitive. The event resulted in injuries to several attendees and include: broken bones, severed and dislocated fingers, impalement, lacerations and intoxication sickness. The event resulted in and estimated 63 traffic-related offenses. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department teamed up with Kentucky State Police, Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife to provide law enforcement over the weekend.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Improvements to park and ride location

A long time park and ride location, used as carpool and meeting points for citizens in surrounding counties, will be improved by a new project that features the additions of a wider entrance, a sidewalk, an electric vehicle charging station and resurfacing.  The location is near the I-65, Lincoln Parkway, US 31W intersection on the southern end of Elizabethtown. Work begins Monday and will take about a month to complete. The project is another improvement for the south end of town which continues to see revitalization with a new firehouse and yet-to-be-completed travel plaza. A press release from the city of Elizabethtown asks those who use the park and ride to be prepared and expect reduced parking capacity at times as construction takes place.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Traffic stop leads to two drug arrests

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Monday on Grandview Avenue.  Police made contact with Christy Harper, of Glasgow, and confirmed her license is suspended. After obtaining consent to search, officers located Methamphetamine. After performing field sobriety test, officers determined that Harper was impaired. A female passenger identified as Margaret Jones, also of Glasgow, had Methamphetamine and a glass pipe in her possession. Christy Harper was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree - 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, and no tail lamps. Margaret Jones was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree -1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Glendale woman apprehended

A Glendale woman stole a truck and was apprehended a short time later on Tuesday.  Police say 36-year-old Brittany Adair-Goodman faces charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police and theft by unlawful taking of a vehicle more than $10,000. The vehicle was taken from behind Whistle Stop restaurant around 2:00 p.m.  Police located and began trailing Adair-Goodman. As she approached the intersection of US 31W and KY 84, Kentucky State Police set up tire spikes. After being stopped, Adair-Goodman was arrested and taken to Hardin County Detention Center. She remains jailed with a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, June 24th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Volunteer Fire Department Contracts for 2021-2022, approve service contract for HVAC, approve to cancel July 1st and 15th, 2021 Fiscal Court meetings, and approve July 8th, 2021, as next Fiscal Court meeting.

 

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

City of Cave City Special Called Meeting

The City of Cave City will hold a special called meeting in Council Chambers-City Hall Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Two arrested for wanton endangerment of minor

Two people were arrested Monday after police say a gun discharged during a struggle that also endangered a 1-year-old in the house. According to the Logan County Sheriff's Department, 19-year-old Hannah Dearmond said that she had been arguing with her boyfriend, 25-year-old Timothy Armstrong, when he got a gun and waived it around and pointed it at her. Deputies said the altercation turned physical with Dearmond and Armstrong wrestling on the kitchen floor for the weapon. According to the report, Dearmond and Armstrong were both intoxicated and were charged with Assault, 4th degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Alcohol Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. The 1-year-old was left in custody of a grandparent. Both were lodged in the Logan County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Several charged during Redneck Rave in Edmonson County

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department released information Monday related to criminal activity and medical response following the Redneck Rave on June 16th. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, there were 48 people charged with various offenses, including 14 arrested, 30 involving drugs or alcohol-related offenses and 63 traffic-related offense charges. Two arrest warrants were served on a fugitive and 6 felony charges, including assault, strangulation and wanton endangerment were also charged. ECSO also responded to theft and assault complaints within the park. The Sheriff's Office was also assisted by Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife on various traffic stops and calls for service.

 

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Hart County Large item Drop-off

Hart County Solid Waste will be accepting large items dropped off at no cost on Saturday, July 3rd. No garbage will be accepted, only large items for 8:00 a.m. to noon.

 

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

22nd Annual Ky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention

The 22nd Annual Kentucky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 25th, at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 26th, at the Cave City Convention Center. Admission is free.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Hart County Chamber Awards Banquet

The annual Hart County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held Thursday night, June 24th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Agriculture Center at Rowletts. The evening will include a delicious meal, door prizes and a silent auction. Registration will being at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For reservation, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Visitor statistics at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Nation Historic Park

A report from the National Park Service shows just under a quarter of a million visitors stopped by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in 2020, despite the pandemic. The report estimates visitors directly injected $13 million in the economies of LaRue and surrounding counties. Those dollars spent support 202 jobs in the local area and carry a cumulative economic benefit of $18.4 million. The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists with the park service and the U.S. Geological Survey. The report encompasses impacts by visitors in communities within 60 miles of the park. Expanding the report beyond Kentucky, national park revenues support 234,000 jobs with a cumulative benefit to the overall U.S. economy of $28.6 billion.  Breaking down the report even further, the lodging sector is the largest direct beneficiary of national park visitor revenues, with a $5 billion infusion, nation-wide. The restaurant sector sees the second highest revenues with $3 billion. To learn more about national parks in Kentucky, visit  nps.gov/kentucky.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Drivers testing will move to Elizabethtown

Kentucky State Police will soon administer Hart County drivers testing in Elizabethtown.  The location is one of two new testing branches from around the state set to open June 28th in a transition away from testing in each individual county.  License applicants will need to make appointments for a driver's test by visiting the Kentucky State Police website. In addition to serving Hart County residents, the Elizabethtown office will also provide testing for Breckenridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Cecilia man arrested after firing handgun

A 44-year-old Cecilia man is facing several charges following an altercation Friday morning where shots were fired inside a residence. Brandon Scott Kerr is charged with seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to an arrest citation, Kerr was arrested by a Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputy after entering a home under the influence of alcohol and began an altercation with another man. Kerr went into a bedroom and returned with a 9mm handgun and fired two shots. There were four children around the age of 10 in the home when the shots were fired. Kerr also was charged with misdemeanor third-degree terroristic threatening. He was released Friday afternoon from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 unsecured bond. He is scheduled to appear July 2nd in Hardin District Court.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Large fire at Barren County Landfill

Officials begin battling a large fire Sunday at the Barren County Landfill. Glasgow Police posted a photo on their Facebook page asking people to use caution in the area. According to the post, the fire was put out around 4:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, June 11th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after parking lot collision

A Glasgow man is facing charges related to a parking lot collision along Cleveland Avenue on Wednesday. Glasgow Police say they received a complaint and arrived to find Joshua Sexton standing in the parking lot of Spine Stop and determined he was operating a vehicle that was involved in an accident where his vehicle had struck a parked vehicle and fence. After further investigation, Officers determined that Sexton had a suspended operator’s license and was impaired.  Joshua Sexton is charged with Operating On Suspended Or Revoked Operator License, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence Substance 2nd Offense, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

 

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Friday, June 11th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Government will be part of a pilot project to streamline tax collections by the sheriff's department, county clerk's office and property valuation office.  The announcement was made by Sheriff Jeff Wilson at Thursday's Hart County Fiscal Court meeting. Wilson says the pilot involves all these offices using the same tax program, which will be more efficient for the county.  Full implementation is expected to take just over a year.

In other court news, Barren River Area District Health Department Director Matt Hunt addressed the court, updating COVID-19 statistics to-date for the county.  Mirroring a story we aired earlier this week, Hunt told the court there have been a total of 1,977 cases since tracking began early last year.  The county has experienced a total of  41 virus related deaths in that same time period.

In the jail report, Hart County Jailer Israel Bergenson announced there are currently 135 inmates at the facility and presented the court with $45,469.

The court accepted a $65,098 bid by ERS Wireless for continuing improvements of the 911 System.

Approval was given to accept the clerk's 2019 audit.

There was a 1st reading to establish a 25mph speed limit for Chaney Lane Road.

Danny Logsdon was appointed to the Assessment of Appeals Board for a term ending in 2023.

Carolyn Short and Andrew Houk were appointed to the Library Board f