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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Reds take on Braves in round one

The Cincinnati Reds are playing October Baseball. The Reds will play the Braves in Atlanta at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in round one of the National League Wild Card Series. Pregame coverage begins at 10:30 am. on Studio 101 Sports.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools Move to All “At Home” Instruction

Metcalfe County Schools will transition to ALL “At Home” learning for the week of September 28 – October 2.

A small group of staff members reported positive COVID-19 test results, so the district is taking this preventative measure out of an abundance of caution. Due to contact tracing, a number of elementary school administrators likely will be asked to quarantine. District leaders determined that without these staff members, it would be difficult for the elementary school to resume normal operations. Therefore, all three schools will move to “At Home” instruction for one week with plans to return to “In Person” classes after Fall Break on Oct. 12th. This includes the 21st Century after-school program, which will also move to virtual instruction.

While district leaders believe this will affect a small number of people, administrators will contact, by phone, any student, staff, or community member who may be impacted.  Buildings will be open on Monday, Sept. 28th. If parents need to pick up a Chromebook or other materials for their children, they are asked to stop by between 8am and 3pm.

In addition, Metcalfe County Schools is expanding its At Home Meal Service Program. All children under the age of 18 are eligible for food pickup. To serve more families, the district will offer two pick up times on Monday, Sept. 28th: 9am-11am and 3pm-6pm. There will be a tent set up in front of the Metcalfe County Board of Education office at 709 West Stockton Street.

Because the decision to move to “At Home” learning affects the elementary school primarily, at this point, all middle school and high school athletic activities will continue as scheduled. Coaches will be in contact with their teams with any further instructions. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or the Metcalfe County Board of Education.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Former principal accepts plea deal

A former high school principal already serving a federal sentence for pornography related charges is accepting a plea deal on state charges related to the case. 40-Year-Old Kyle Goodlett, of Elizabethtown, who was in his fourth year as principal at LaRue County High School when he was arrested October 13th, 2016, will serve a seven-year state sentence on 63 felony counts. Formal sentencing is scheduled for October 20th in front of Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. The plea deal is expected to receive approval from the judge. Goodlett is currently lodged at Ashland Federal Correctional Institute in Eastern Kentucky and scheduled for federal release in April, 2025. The state sentence will run concurrent. He may become eligible for state parole after serving twenty percent of his time. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

E-town woman arrested after altercation

A Elizabethtown woman is in custody following an altercation early Sunday.  Elizabethtown Police say 27-year-old Tiersa Revels faces multiple felony charges after stabbing one person and holding her boyfriend against his will. The incident occurred at a residence on Douglas Alley. After being called following the stabbing, officers arrived to find Revels barricaded inside the residence. The stabbed individual received minor injuries. Revels and her boyfriend were uninjured. Revels is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center with arraignment scheduled for today.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow Police Department deputy stopped a vehicle traveling on South Lewis Street Thursday. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Cody Wooten, gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle. The deputy said Wooten failed a sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possessionof drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense. Wooten was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway May Become Interstate

Signs have been up for years along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway labeling the roadway a future interstate corridor, but it has been a long time since any movement has taken place on the issue. On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Brett Guthrie, along with Congressman Hal Rogers and Congressman James Comer introduced legislation restart the process of designating the route as a federal spur of Interstate 65. The designation is designed to help qualify the Cumberland Parkway for federal funding and assistance in the future, to further attract new businesses as an industrial destination and opportunities for workers and families to the region. The Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway runs East/West from Interstate 65 just north of Smith's Grove to Somerset.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Two Wanted In Monroe County Double Homicide

Authorities are looking for two people they believe are responsible for a double homicide in Monroe County.  Kentucky State Police says 29-year-old Edward Whitledge, of Bakersfield, California, is wanted on two counts of murder and 28-year-old Kayla Spivey, of Hiham, Tennessee, is wanted on two counts of complicity to commit murder.  The pair was last seen in a black 2009 Nissan Altima with a Tennessee license plate.  Whitledge and Spivey are considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Ky reports 796 new cases of COVID-19

Governor Beshear reported 796 new cases of the virus Wednesday. Beshear reported five deaths raising the death toll to 1,124.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 6,637 cases, of which 5,436 have recovered. The district has seen 128 deaths from COVID-19. Hart County has had a total of 184 cases, of which 158 have recovered and there has been one death reported.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Edmonson County man arrested on drug charges

An Edmonson County man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to flee from police. According to the report, an Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy was walking back towards his patrol vehicle on Grassland Road when he observed a white pick-up truck drive by, heading towards Morgantown Road. According to the deputy, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy followed the truck and said he saw it cross the white fog line several times and initiated a traffic stop as they neared the Bank of Edmonson County. According to the report, the truck accelerated and did not stop after blue lights and the deputy's siren were activated. The driver of the white pick-up accelerated over the 25 mile per hour school zone speed limit and the deputy observed the vehicle pass another vehicle by driving on the right shoulder of the roadway. ECSO said the truck continued through Brownsville, turned onto Mohawk Street and eventually came to a stop in the oncoming lane of traffic. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 21-year-olod Caleb G. Vincent, of Park City (Edmonson County). The report said a search of the truck produced numerous forms of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and Vincent showed evidence of having consumed marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (motor vehicle), speeding 25 mph over limit (school zone), tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), wanton endangerment, 1st degree. Vincent was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Illinois man arrested in Columbia for murder

An Illinois man is arrested in Columbia for a murder out of Kentucky. 31 year-old Christopher Howard, of Cairo, Illinois, was taken into custody on Tuesday at a home in the El Chaparral subdivision in eastern Columbia. He's being held in the Boone County Jail on a $1-million bond. He's charged with murder, assault and illegal possession of a firearm. When officers arrived at the home, Howard initially refused to exit, but eventually surrendered. The shooting occurred August 8th in Paducah during a large public gathering. One person was killed and four others were wounded. One additional man has been charged for his part in the shooting.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Two escape Hardin County Detention Center

Kentucky State Police and the Hardin County Detention Center is requesting the public's assistance in locating two escaped inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center substance abuse program annex. Kentucky State Police was notified around 11:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, that two inmates, Carl Steven Brooks and John Thomas Tinsley, Jr., were missing from the HCDC annex. Brooks, 33, is descri9bed as a white male, 5'10" tall and weighs 182 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Thomas, 25, is a white male, 5'9" tall and weighs 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Both Brooks and Thomas were being held on probation violations. Brooks' last listed address was in the Brandenburg area of Meade County. Tinsley's last listed address was in the Radcliff area. The public is asked not to approach Brooks or Thomas if located. Anyone with information about Brooks or Thomas is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078 or b dialing 911.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Area high school football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Webster County at 7:30 p.m. while Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on Adair County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage beginning with the pregame show 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Hart County Schools to return in-person

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings. The following is a list of what days your child will attend according to alphabetical order: Monday's and Thursday's Letters A-L, Tuesday's and Friday's M-Z. Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken before boarding the bus and entering the school building. The Caverna School system currently is scheduled to resume classes October 12th.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Barren County Schools announce quarantine

Barren County Schools announced the 14-day quarantine of a class Monday afternoon due to COVID-19. The school system said they had five active cases for their in-person settings, with one requiring a whole class to quarantine. "In these cases, the school will work to ensure that students are able to continue with their learning from home and the staff are working with the health department to follow all safety, contact-tracing and quarantine protocols."

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Barren, Warren in "red zone" in virus cases

Governor Andy Beshear talked Tuesday about counties in the "red zone" with the spread of the virus. The counties in the report Tuesday included Warren, Barren, Allen, Logan and Monroe. The Governor reported 824 new positive cases of the virus Tuesday. Beshear reported seven deaths raising the death toll to 1,119.

 

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Wedmesday, September 23rd, 2020

Buffalo man faces charges after motorcycle crash

One of the two passengers injured in a Sunday night single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Elizabethtown suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed, according to Elizabethtown Police. 45 year-old Tracey Keith Miles, of Buffalo, had a blood-alcohol level of .164 according to a preliminary breath test - more than twice the legal limit.  His son, 12, suffered serious head injuries and according to the Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, "he has a long road ahead of him".  The child was airlifted Sunday night to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. The adult female passenger also was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where she has "significant" injuries from  the accident that occurred at 6:06 p.m. Denham said both are in critical but stable condition. Miles, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, is facing several charges including: first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-offense driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was also cited for not having insurance and failure to have registration plates. Miles had an active warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation case. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He will appear October 2nd in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Sweeden man arrested on drug charges

A Sweeden man has been arrested after authorities said they found drug paraphernalia and meth in his car. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy saw a Ford Focus turn left onto Vincent Streetwithout using a turn signal. The deputy stopped the car in the parking lot of the 5/6 Center, where the deputy made contact with the driver, 37 year-old Kenton Webb. ECSO said a consented search of the vehicle was performed and the deputy found several forms of drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Webb was arrested on scene and charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess and failure to or Improper Signal. Webb was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Cecilia man arrested on drug charges

A Cecilia man was arrested Sunday morning after a 14-year-old girl passed out from smoking marijuana with him. 42-year-old Daniel Donhoff was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies after they responded to a Shipley Road residence in Cecilia on a possible overdose involving a teenager. According to an arrest citation, deputies found the girl "under the influence of an intoxicant." The girl said she had smoked marijuana prior to passing out and told police she had been buying marijuana for the last seven months from Donhoff who lives nearby in a camper. Donhoff has been charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces - gun enhanced and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for sexual abuse

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy last weekend was notified by a family that an obscene video had been sent to their 15-year-old via Snapchat. According to ECSD, 51-year-old Tracy Scott Jaggers, of Ellis Cole Road, had sent an obscene video of himself to the minor using the popular app. Authorities said Jaggers made an obscene request during the Snapchat conversation towards the 15-year-old juvenile's friend, also a minor of the same age. Once contact was made with Jaggers, he was charged and arrested for: Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, Prohibiting use of Electronic Communications to Procure Minor/Peace Officer: Sexual Offense. Jaggers was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail and released the following morning after ten percent of his $5,000 bond was paid.

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Glasgow drug and shoplifting arrest

On Saturday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Wal-mart on a shoplifting complaint. Once police attempted to make contact with the accused, they took off running through the parking lot. One of the officers was able to detain one subject and the other , Donald Harrison, was able to get inside a vehicle and leave at a high rate of speed. Harrison's vehicle stopped a short distance later. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a syringe, digital scales and Methamphetamine. Harrison, 40 of Scottsville Ky was arrested and charged with TBUT or Disp shoplifting U/$500, fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine), possession drug paraphernalia. Harrison was taken to the Barren Co. Jail.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

The Metcalfe County Schools has been awarded federal grant

The Metcalfe County Schools has been awarded a $461,505 federal grant from the U.S. Dept of Justice of Community Oriented Policing services . The school safety grant will expand the districts partnership with the Edmonton Police Dept and Metcalfe County Sheriffs office in a comprehensive school violence prevention program.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Buffalo Ky man charged after Motorcycle wreck

A Buffalo man is facing numerous charges after a motorcycle he was operating Sunday night, wrecked on the 31-W Bypass, seriously injuring his wife and son who were passengers. Tracy Miles, 45, suffered minor injuries. His wife and son age 12 were airlifted from the crash scene to Louisville area hospital with "critical to life threatening injuries." Police say Miles was under the influence of intoxicants when the crash happened. The crash occurred just after 6 pm near the entrance to the Western Kentucky Pkwy off the Bypass. Miles is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, felony assault and wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Hardin Co detention center.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

KSP investigates double murder in Monroe County

Kentucky State Police is investigating after two people were found dead in Monroe County on Sunday. Post 15 responded to White Oak Ridge in Fountain Run regarding two dead makes inside a home with gunshot wounds to the head. Those men were identified as Trevor Cleary, 20, and Austin Copas, 19, of Fountain Run. Autopsies are scheduled and the double murder is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact KSP Post 15 at 800-222-5555

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Glasgow man indicted by a grand jury

A Glasgow man charged in July with nearly hitting a woman with his car on an Elizabethtown street, and then pushing a Hardin County Sheriffs deputy, has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a Hardin County grand jury. Andrew Blythe, 36 was arrested July 7th after reportedly driving at a high rate of speed on Alexander Dr, when a young woman had to jump off the road to avoid being struck. The woman estimated Blythe was driving about 90 mph on a residential street, according to the arrest citation. When Blythe was found by the authorities, he allegedly pushed a deputy to the ground while he was being placed in the back of the sheriffs vehicle. Blythe has been charged with first degree wanton endangerment, third degree assault, second offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and second degree criminal mischief. Blythe is being lodged in the Hardin County detention center on a $5000 cash bond.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Covid-19 at Barren County Detention Center update

Barren County detention center , reports 73 cases of Covid-19 from inmates and staff. Barren County detention center reports that on Friday, residents and staff were tested for Covid-19, after two contract workers and one deputy jailer tested positive for Covid-19 on Sept 15th. The testing results were 63 residents out of 216 tested positive , 6 employees out of 40 tested positive, and 4 contract workers out of 7, tested positive. 

The Barren County Health Dept is working with the local Health Dept., Dept.of Public Health, Department of Corrections, Judge Executive, and Barren County Emergency Management to take the highest precautions", to address this issue.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Hart County Schools update on in person classes

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings. The following is a list of what days your child will attend according to alphabetical order: Monday's and Thursday's Letters A-L, Tuesday's and Friday's M-Z. Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken before boarding the bus and entering the school building. The Caverna School system currently is scheduled to resume classes October 12th.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank changes

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 , Fri Sept 18th from 10:30 until food is gone or 3pm.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 co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. We will have 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 9AM.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal court have meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday in the courtroom. Judge Executive Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro Mark Wade , pastor of Ladies Chapel and Hardyville Methodist church, opened up the meeting with prayer. Committee reports were given by Maintenance and  Road Dept. . Sheriff Jeff Wilson sugessted to sell a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, that was no longer usable, Jailer Israel Bergerson stated there was a total of 160 inmated in the county jail, Lisa Sanders gave an updating on the voting process for November. Starting Mon Oct 12th through Mon Nov 2cd, citizens can come to the clerks office to vote.  Hours will be Mon-Fri 8am -4 pm and on Sat 9-1. If you wish you may wait till election day Nov 3rd to vote either at the Horse cave Fire Dept, Fairgrounds at Rowletts, or the Bonnieville Fire House. For info on absent mail in voting call the clerks office at 270-524-2751. The courst then approved 2nd reading of 20-21 budget amendment, budget transfer, and approved a contract with Kimbles Foods with the Hart Co Jail. The next meeting will be on Oct 8th at 9 am in the courtroom.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hart County Schools to resume in person classes

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Elizabethtown man back in custody on sexual abuse charges

A 38 year old Elizabethtown man, who previously admitted to sexual abuse of a child, is back in the Hardin County Justice center on arrest warrants issued Wednesday, which charge him with two counts of first degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. The charges are class C felonies punishable by 5-10 years in prison, if convicted. Sweat, 38, was placed on two years probation , ordered to register as a 20 year sex offender and undergo sex offender treatment. The state registry maintained by KSP identifies Sweat, including his photograph, lists his home address on Shepherdsville Rd and the charge he admitted to in the 2018 plea agreement. Sweat is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

 

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Fatal Crash on I-65 North Of Smiths Grove

Kentucky State Police responded to a single -vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon. The collision occurred around 1:45 pm , northbound on I-65near the 40 mile marker in Warren Co. According to KSP Jeffrey Midlar, was driving a 2001 Ford pick-up in the northbound lanes of I-65, when Midlar lost control of his vehicle, and was ejected after striking the concrete wall dividing north and southbound lanes. Midlar was pronounced deceased at the scene by Warren County Coroners office. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Governor appoints new Larue Judge executive

Blake Durrett will be the next judge executive of Larue County. Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday naming Durrett to fill the vacancy created Aug 31, by the retirement of Tommy Turner, who had served in the office since 1985. Durrett , who will celebrate his 35th birthday next Wednesday, received official notification of his appointment from Turner, who once was the states youngest judge executive. A Baptist minister and engineer , Durrett and his wife, the former Whitney Pickerell, have been married 12 years and have two children, the family lives near Hodgenville on Tonieville Rd. A Democrat, Durrett plans to seek the office when it appears again in 2022. A 2003 Graduate of Green County High School, Durrett studied two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical college, and completed his bachelors degree in civil engineering at the University Of Kentucky

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Covid-19 at Barren County Detention Center

According to officials in Barren County, two contract employees and one deputy jailer at the detention center have recently tested positive for Covid-19. Jailer Aaron Bennett "The Barren County Health Dept is working with the local Health Dept., Dept.of Public Health, Department of Corrections, Judge Executive, and Barren County Emergency Management to take the highest precautions". With 40 staff members, Bennett confirms that there are a total of nine active cases in the jail among contractors and deputy jailers. There are currently 229 inmates lodged in the detention center.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Hart County Christmas Angel Program

Applications for the Hart County Christmas Angel Program will be taken beginning Monday, September 21st. Please call your FRYSC for Cub Run and Bonnieville - 270-524-0592, for HCHS and Munfordville, call 270-524-4673, for Memorial and Legrande - 270-528-7211 and for Legrande only - 270-786-3068. The last day to call is October 2nd and no late calls will be accepted. If your child has plenty of clothing and only needs toys, please let the staff know.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 17th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: acknowledge Hart County High School's 2020 tax rates and acknowledge Caverna Independent School's 2020 tax rate.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday on Kentucky's fight against COVID-19. The Governor said, "I will start by telling you one of the most exciting things about our COVID report is that today we are now under a 4% positivity rating. Gov. Beshear reported 745 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. Ninety-five of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 27 days old. The Governor reported nine deaths including an 88-year-old man and an 84-year-old man from Warren County. The new deaths raised the death toll to 1,074.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear reported 342 new cases of the virus Monday bringing the total infected since the outbreak began to 57,282. Fifty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 12 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Russell County. Beshear said there had been more than 1 million tests performed in Kentucky to date. The Governor announced there were 5 deaths raising the death toll to 1,065. The deaths reported Monday include a 71-year-old woman from Christian County; two men, ages 77 and 80, from Fayette County; an 82-year-old woman from Pulaski County; and a 49-year-old man from Shelby County.

Dr. Stack, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, and several education officials on Monday offered a number of updates on the state of education in the commonwealth amid the global pandemic.

“This afternoon, we filed an emergency regulation addressing K-12 COVID-19 reporting requirements pursuant to existing statutes,” Dr. Stack said. Under the new regulation, no later than Monday, Sept. 28th, all parents and guardians are required to report to the child’s school within 24 hours if their child tests positive for COVID-19, and all schools must report via a secure website, Monday through Friday, every day school is in session, data related to the coronavirus. He said the Kentucky Department of Education is sending instructions to schools on how to register with the online portal and report this data.

“Publicly reporting this data is a necessary tool to enable students, parents, and communities to make informed decisions COVID-19 risk in collaboration with the education and public health communities,” Dr. Stack said.In addition to reporting protocols, Dr. Stack provided updated guidance for schools on a variety of instructional modes. “Superintendents have requested local control. They have asked us to give them a metric to decide,” Dr. Stack said. “This tool provides the metric and public health guidance attached to it.” He said the guidance is in effect as long as the state’s positivity rate is less than 6% and the health care system has enough resources. A color-coded map showing incidence rates will provide districts with corresponding guidance. It will be updated every Thursday evening to guide schools for the following week. Schools in green and yellow areas essentially follow KDE Healthy at Schools guidance. Schools in an orange zone should take enhanced measures, including more aggressive crowd limits, and should consider a variety of factors to determine what mode of instruction they should use. If a county reaches red, then both in-person instruction should be suspended the following week and only remote learning should occur; schools may still use small groups per KDE guidance for special circumstances.

“Let me be clear, that there is not going to be an overall recommendation coming from me or my office post-Sept. 28,” Gov. Beshear said. “What’s going to be provided is the information to make a week-by-week decision in our various school districts and counties based on prevalence and what public health experts believe is the right course based on that prevalence.”

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on Britthaven Drive.  An officer made contact with the driver identified as Holley Short and confirmed that the registration plate had been cancelled and the registration decal had been tampered with and was not valid for that vehicle. Officers performed a search of the vehicle and located Methamphetamine and after conducting field sobriety tests, determined that Short was driving while impaired.  Holley H. Short, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Theft Of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate, Failure To Register Transfer Of Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Operating Motor Vehicle U/Influence Control Substance 1st Offense, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). Short was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Allen County fatal crash

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 231) and Halfway Halifax Road (KY 1332) in Allen County. The preliminary investigation indicated 77 year-old Charles Wagoner, of Scottsville, was driving a pickup hauling a pontoon boat on Halfway Halifax Road, near the intersection of U.S. 231, when he attempted to merge onto the southbound lane of U.S. 231 and entered into the path of 25-year-old Brandon Harrison, who was driving a motorcycle northbound. Harrison's vehicle struck the driver's side of the pontoon boat in tow. Brandon Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies in collision

Officials responded to a head-on collision in the 5000 block of Nashville Road between Elrod Road and Old Nashville Road Loop just after 5:00 a.m. Monday. When police arrived, they say Nicholas Coon was unresponsive and not breathing. Fire and EMS tried to revive Coon, but they were unsuccessful. He was later transported. Robert Crawford says he was driving north on Nashville Road, and as soon as he came to the pinnacle of the bridge, he says Coon drove into his lane and hit his car head-on. Police say Crawford told them he tried to avoid hitting Coon by driving into the right shoulder of the road, but Coon did not slow down and Crawford could not avoid the collision. According to authorities on the scene, Coon was not wearing a seat belt during the accident.Police say Crawford agreed to do a blood draw voluntarily, which was sent to the KSP Laboratory for testing. Coon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Highschool football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Todd County Central at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County will entertain Glasgow at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the pre-game show of the Raiders at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Brownsville man wins St. Jude Dream Home

Ray Page from Brownsville is the winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home.  In June, 6,500 tickets sold out for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. It is the fastest sellout in Bowling Green’s history. Every ticket helps St. Jude kids and their mission: finding cures and saving children.  Winner Ray Page says he always buys a ticket just for the good cause.  The funds will make sure the families never receive a bill at St. Jude. The full list of winners is:

Bailey Hunt, of Morgantown, won a 2020 Spartan commercial grade zero turn lawn mower courtesy of Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment.

Sherria Ponder, of Bowling Green, won a year of gas and groceries, valued at $4,800 courtesy of Houchens Industries.

Joseph Wyatt, of Glasgow, won a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost courtesy of Hunt Ford in Franklin.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

KSP investigates death of Hart County man

KSP Post 3 responded Friday shortly after 6:00 p.m., to a man lying in front of a home on Pine Ridge Road in Hart County. KSP Troopers found 59-year-old John Wallace, of Bonnieville, who was dead. The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy was scheduled at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on COVID-19. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear reported there were 536 newly reported cases. Eighty-seven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a one-month-old from Barren County. The governor reported three new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 1,060 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include a 96-year-old man from Fayette County; a 76-year-old woman from Taylor County; and a 58-year-old man from Warren County.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Metcalfe County Board of Ed meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, September 10th.

On the agenda, board members approved the 2020-21 property and motor vehicle tax rates. The property tax rate was set at the compensating rate of 53.0 with .2 for exonerations, which brings the rate to 53.2 and actually lowers it one point from the previous year. The motor vehicle tax will remain the same for the fifth consecutive year at 56.6. Also on the agenda, board members approved a contract to provide a hearing impairment specialist to Glasgow Independent Schools as needed during the 2020-21 school year.  Grant writer Torrie Osbon announced during the board meeting the district was awarded a $461,505 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The school safety grant will allow the district to partner with the Edmonton Police Department and Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office in a school violence prevention program. Metcalfe County was one of ten school districts in Kentucky and 160 across the country to be awarded the grant.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Former Judge-Executive dies in crash

A former Monroe County Judge Executive died in a crash on Tuesday following days of chest pain. Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle collision along Kentucky 1049. Police determined that 66 year-old Tom Willett was driving a 2011 Nissan pickup truck when his vehicle left the roadway, drove through a fence and entered a cornfield. Willett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner's Office. State police said further investigation revealed Willett had chest pain for about three days prior to his death.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Two arrested after home invasion

Two people are behind bars after police responded to a Bowling Green home invasion robbery Thursday morning. Bowling Green Police received a call around 1:40 a.m. of a robbery on Harlow Way. According to police, residents said multiple males wearing masks broke into their home and restrained everyone. The suspects had knives and stole money from the residents. Through information gathered from the residents, police were able to identify two of the suspects. 21 year-old Blake A. Cabral, of Bowling Green, and 28 year-old Dara M. Chin, of Bowling Green, were both arrested. Cabral is charged with burglary, 1st degree, robbery, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Chin is charged with burglary, 1st degree, robbery 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, and assault, 4th degree. Both were taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Thursday afternoon on the state's continuing efforts to fight COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported 805 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths Thursday, raising the death total to 1,035. One-hundred twenty-two of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 19 were children age3s 5 and under. The deaths reported Thursday include: an 84-year-old man from Barren County; a 78-year-old woman from Grayson County; a 101-year-old woman from Green County; a 100-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man from Marion County; a 60-year-old man from Monroe County; a 77-year-old man from Nelson County; and two women, ages 83 and 90, and two men, ages 82 and 84 from Warren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 5,834 cases of which 4,148 have recovered. There have been 108 deaths reported from COVID-19.

Hart County has 172 cases, of which 120 have recovered and there has been one death.

 

Hardin County added 24 positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county total to 1,023. The4re have been nine county deaths due to the virus.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Caverna road block

The Kiwanis Club of Caverna will have a road block set up on Saturday in Horse Cave and Cave City. They will be collecting money to provide service projects for kids in the local area. So if your are in the area Saturday drop some change in their buckets. Every penny you donate will be used to help our kids.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies from gunshot

One man is behind bars after police say a shooting happened around midnight Tuesday at the Campus Pointe Apartments on Fields Drive in Bowling Green. Officers found 20-year-old Kevin Morris, of Bowling Green, in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses were able to give a description of the shooter's vehicle and officers found the vehicle in the 2100 block of Nashville Road and conducted a traffic stop. The car was driven by 25-year-old Pedro Alfaro, of Bowling Green, and he was the only person in the car. Police say he told them he acted in self-defense after an altercation with Morris. Police say they reached Alfaro's vehicle and found two handguns. According to officials, Morris was shot at close range and struck in the torso and the chest. Morris was taken to the hospital and flown to a trauma center where he died. Alfaro was arrested and charged with Assault, 1st degree. With the death of Morris, the charges will be upgraded to murder. Alfaro is in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Two arrested after restaurant altercation

Two people have been arrested after an altercation at a Glasgow restaurant. The Glasgow Police Department arrested 21 year-old Haven Wilburn, of Glasgow, and 19 year-old Preston D. Pruett, of Eads, TN, Tuesday following a report of a verbal altercation inside a car at Wendy's. The two confirmed to police that they were involved in an altercation. At the time of contact, officers discovered methamphetamine and marijuana with a glass pipe inside the car. Both face charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Governor gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Wednesday afternoon. As Kentucky surpasses 1,000 deaths related to COVID-19, he ordered all Commonwealth buildings fly their flags half mast. Gov. Beshear reports 667 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 new deaths. The positivity rate is at 3.84%.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 5,613 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. There have been 103 deaths reported in the eight-county district. Warren County has the most cases in the district with 3650 cases and 29 deaths, Barren County has 530 cases with 10 deaths and Hart County has 166 cases with 1 death.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Census deadline is approaching

September 30th is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Hart County currently has a response rate of only 61.1%.  Census takers are now visiting households that haven’t responded yet. They are also wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines. Census takers are also calling some households to help them respond to the census. Results from the 2020 Census will shape how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities for critical public services such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety.

 

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 Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

E-town shooting leaves one dead

A 23-year-old Danville man was found shot to death Sunday morning, and an adult woman was injured in a shooting inside a residence in the 600 block of Westport Rd in Elizabethtown.  Elizabethtown police Dept spokesman, Chris Denham called the incident a targeted shooting of the pair. Denham said " The two people shot was a targeted crime." I was not a random shooting, it was intended specifically for the two people of the residence." Elizabethtown police say Juwone Doleman, 23, of Danville was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroners Office. The woman who is from Hardin County, was taken to a medical facility in critical condition. Denham said she had improved to stable condition later Sunday. Denham said he was unsure if the woman lived at the residence. EPD  received a 911 call around 8:30 Am Sunday, and responded to the scene. Anyone with Information on Sunday's shooting is encouraged to call EPD at 270-765-4125.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Elizabethtown Man Indicted for Insurance Fraud.

A 61 year old Elizabethtown man was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury last week for committing Unemployment Insurance Fraud over a 9 month period about 6 years ago. William Williams was indicted on one charge of making false statements to obtain an increase of a benefit of more than $100 -A class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, in convicted . According to indictment, between Sept. 28, 2013, and June 14, 2014, Williams received $6,506 in unemployment benefits he was not entitled to receive.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention All Members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative; Ballots will be mailed for the trustee election In district 3 ( Cave City and Hiseville exchanges), On Wed Sept 9 2020. All Ballots must be signed by member and dated. All Ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than Sept 19. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, Please Call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Kickoff of the High school Football season

This Friday Night kicks of the High School Football season . Caverna will be on the road at Breckinridge Co for a 7pm kick-off. Butler Co will be at Hart Co for a 7pm kick-off. Studio 101 will have the Hart Co Best beginning at 6:45 pm with the pre-game show

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

City of Cave City special called meeting

Special called meeting will be held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, on Tuesday Sept 8  at 5:00 pm.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council meeting will be held at Munfordville City Hall on Sept 8 at 6:00 pm. New business matter to be addressed are as follows; 2021 Motor vehicle & Watercraft property tax certification, 1st reading 2020 property taxes. Ratify Resolution #03-2020 Corona virus relief fund , and resolution 04-2020Firehouse subs public safety foundation grant.

 

 

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Louisville man arrested; sheriff's deputy injured

A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday morning after an alleged incident involving a Hardin County sheriff’s deputy in Glendale.  Abdullah Sami, 19, is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault and first-degree fleeing or evading police. According to a citation, the incident began when the sheriff’s office responded to a complaint of loud music being played from a car parked on Gilead Church Road. When the deputy on the scene approached the vehicle, Sami reportedly put the vehicle in reverse and ignored commands to stop.  Sami then allegedly drove toward the deputy, prompting him to fire a shot into the windshield of the vehicle. While fleeing the scene, Sami struck the deputy’s leg with his vehicle. The deputy then pursued Sami with his emergency lights and siren on for approximately two miles before Sami came to a stop. Sami and two juveniles in the vehicle were then detained. Sami is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear today in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Rineyville woman faces felony charges

A Rineyville woman is facing multiple felony charges for reportedly tossing a pan full of boiling water that injured three people. Trina E. Alston, 46, reportedly fought with officers who took her into custody. Her husband and two Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from injuries following the incident early Thursday morning. According to an arrest citation, her husband received second-degree burns to his right arm and abdomen and the deputies received burn injuries to the head and legs. Deputies were called to a residence in Rineyville at 2:25 a.m. Thursday regarding a verbal argument. Once deputies arrived, they said Alston locked a door. When her husband said he would get a few things and leave, according to the citation, he opened the door and when he did, he was struck by boiling water.  Alston, who is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center, is charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence; two counts of third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct. She is scheduled to appear September 11th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Fatal crash on Cumberland Parkway

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Cumberland Parkway Thursday morning. According to Kentucky State Police, they responded to a crash involving a semi and a passenger car before 7:00 a.m. on the Cumberland Parkway around the 14-mile marker in Barren County. According to KSP, 24-year-old Cassie Horton, of Glasgow, was driving a 2017 Ford Fiesta eastbound on the Cumberland Parkway when her vehicle crossed the median and entered into westbound lanes. The vehicle struck a 2015 Volvo semi truck being operated by 60-year-old Stevie Surgener, of Eubank, Ky, that was traveling west. KSP said Cassie Horton was fatally injured in the collision and pronounced deceased on the scene by the Barren County Coroner. An 8 month-old passenger in Horton’s vehicle was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital and later flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital. The juvenile is listed in stable condition at this time. Surgener was uninjured in the collision.

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Thursday afternoon. Beshear reported 906 new COVID-19 cases Thursday bringing the total Kentuckians infected since the outbreak began to 50,885. One hundred twenty-four of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 17 were children ages 5 and under. The Governor said Warren County had 89 cases and Barren County had 10. Beshear said there were 10 deaths raising the death toll to 976. The deaths reported Thursday include a 52-year-old man from Barren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,389 cases, of which 4,134 have recovered. There have been 103 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

KSP ticketing aggressive drivers

Ky State Police are looking for aggressive drivers in Kentucky over the next three weeks. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has announced  the launch of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign. The agency says officers will target drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles who exhibit dangerous behaviors such as improper lanes changes, following too closely and speeding. Police will also be out in full force this Labor Day Weekend.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. ROBBY WARD, PASTOR OF PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL 155 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $22,300.

THE FOLLOWING ACTION WAS APPROVED BY THE COURT; TREASURER'S REPORT, 2ND READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, BUDGET TRANSFER #4, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY AMBULANCE TAX RATE WHICH IS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR (REAL 7.5, PERSONAL 9.0, AND MOTOR VEHICLE 10.0), AND APPROVED TO APPOINT ADAM ESTES TO HART COUNTY EXTENSION BOARD TERM ENDING DECEMBER 21st. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, AT 9 AM.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Labor Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday, September 7th, for Labor Day. Monday's garbage pickup will be Tuesday and Tuesday's pickup will be Wednesday.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Latest update on COVID-19 in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. Beshear reported 816 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with 116 of the cases being in people age 18 and under. The Governor said 12 of those were from Warren County. The new numbers raised the total infections since the outbreak began to 49,991. Gov. Beshear reported 18 new deaths due to the virus bringing the death toll to 966.

The deaths reported Wednesday include: two women, ages 96 and 99, from Warren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,321 cases, of which 4,133 people have recovered. The district has 102 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County has 3427 cases followed by Barren County with 514 total cases. Hart County has 151 cases, Edmonson County has 133 total cases, and Metcalfe County has 87 total cases.

 

Hardin County recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday's daily update by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The six-county district had only 23 new cases Wednesday. There was one new case in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

One dead, child transported after crash

One person is dead and a child transported to the hospital after a crash involving a semi Thursday morning.  Kentucky State Police responded to the fatal crash on the Cumberland Parkway around 7:00 a.m.  The crash involved a semi and a passenger car near the 14 mm in Barren County. Both lanes were closed for a time.  An investigation is underway into the crash.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 3rd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: acknowledge 2020 Hart County Ambulance Tax Rates, approve easement on Gonterman Road with Lester Detweiler and approve to appoint Adam Estes on the Hart County Extension Board Committee.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Search for Hardin County High student continues

The search for a North Hardin High School sophomore continues. It’s been nine days since 15 year-old Rosalyn Velazquez has been seen or heard from. Searches have been conducted around the high school, Radliff and beyond. The teen left home in the middle of the night August 24th. Valezuez mother says she believes her daughter left their Azalea Park apartment around 2:00 a.m. According to the teen's mother, the daughter's cellphone

location on August 25th was in Buffalo in Larue County. Velazquez last was seen wearing a blue jacket with a crest on the right front of it. There’s also a Facebook page called Bring Rosalyn Home that provides additional information. Anyone with any information on her disappearance or if anyone has seen her, call 270-351-4470.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Latest update on COVID-19

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reported 807 cases of the coronavirus and 15 new deaths Tuesday. Kentucky has now seen 49,185 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 948 deaths. The state's seven-day positivity rate is at 4.4%.  According to Beshear, the positivity rate below 5% “is a good thing, we want to get it much lower.” The new deaths include: A 55-year-old woman from Grayson and a 79-year-old woman from Monroe County. Of the new cases Tuesday, 150 were in kids age 18 and under. The state has begun reporting positive cases associated with schools, including some that have already returned to in-person classes. A breakdown of cases by

school can be viewed at kycovid19.ky.gov.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,224, cases, 4,130 of which have recovered.  100 deaths have been reported from COVID-19.

 

COUNTY

RECOVERED

DEATHS

TOTAL CASES

Barren

416

9

502

Butler

263

16

323

Edmonson

113

12

133

Hart

120

1

148

Logan

348

26

444

Metcalfe

74

2

86

Simpson

169

7

225

Warren

2627

27

3363

Total

4130

100

5224

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Census deadline is approaching

September 30th is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Hart County currently has a response rate of only 61.1%.  Census takers are now visiting households that haven’t responded yet. They are also wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines. Census takers are also calling some households to help them respond to the census. Results from the 2020 Census will shape how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities for critical public services such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

KSP ticketing aggressive drivers

Ky State Police are looking for aggressive drivers in Kentucky over the next three weeks. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has announced the launch of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign. The agency says officers will target drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles who exhibit dangerous behaviors such as improper lanes changes, following too closely and speeding. Police will also be out in full force this Labor Day Weekend.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Fatality Investigation at 31W Bridge in Munfordville (UPDATED)

BREAKING (Updated): Identification has been released the the death of an individual after an incident Tuesday at the Green River Bridge in Munfordville. Kelly S Christy (48) of Glasgow was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hart County's Coroner. The incident happened around 10am. US 31W was blocked at the bridge but reopened a short time later.

 

BREAKING: Authorities are investigating an incident where an individual went over the bridge wall near the southern portion of the US 31W crossing over Green River in Munfordville. The female subject is confirmed deceased. The incident happened around 10 Tuesday morning and the roadway was blocked for a short time but no further interruption of traffic is expected. There are no other official details available at this time.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention all members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative:

Ballots will be mailed for the Trustee Election in District III (Cave City & Hiseville exchanges) on Wednesday, September 9th. All ballots must be signed by member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than September 19th. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Governor announces road funding

Gov. Andy Beshear announced funding for access roads to spur development at industrial parks. In Barren County, KYTC is committing $500,000 from the Industrial Access Road Program to assist the Barren County Economic Authority in developing South Cooper Industrial Park along U.S. 68 in Glasgow. The local authority is in the process of acquiring 152 acres for the site. Once the purchase is completed, the funding will be used for construction of turn lanes on U.S. 68 and the access road itself.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

19-year-old arrested in stabbing

A 19-year-old has been arrested after a stabbing in Glasgow.  According to Glasgow Police, officers arrived at T. J. Samson Hospital Sunday after a woman sought treatment for cuts and stab wounds to the back and chest. The woman was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Glasgow Police charged 19-year-old Hunter C. London with first-degree assault - domestic violence. The woman told police she was injured falling from a bed. An emergency room doctor told police the injuries were not consistent with a fall and she needed emergency surgery at Vanderbilt for a shattered collarbone. The woman told police she and London had been in an argument but did not explain anything further. She granted police permission to search inside her home. London was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and bond has been set at $35,000.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested in shooting incident

Glasgow Police have arrested a woman for assault after a shooting occurred Monday. Police responded to a call of a shooting on Leslie Avenue. When they arrived, officers found James H. Kingrey on the floor upstairs with an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers made contact with Terri Carrol, of Glasgow, who told police the two had arrived at the home with a small child sometime prior to the shooting.  Carroll claimed she went inside the home, leaving the child with Kingrey inside the vehicle. Carroll told police Kingrey gained entry to the home, and he was shot after he went upstairs. A neighbor heard the shots and called police. Carroll faces charged related to first degree assault (domestic violence), first degree wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. The child was removed from the scene at the time of the arrest.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Ky reports 381 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on Kentucky's fight against COVID-19. Beshear reported 381 new COVID-19 cases. The governor said 43 of the cases were in people age 18 and younger, including two high school age children in Warren County. Gov. Beshear announced three new deaths bringing the death toll to 933. The deaths reported Monday include a 61-year-old man from Lincoln County; a 72-year-old woman from Martin County; and a 65-year-old man from Owen County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,154 cases, of which 4,118 have recovered. The district has 98 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 144 total cases of which 120 have recovered and one death has been reported.

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

Tennessee man arrested after chase

A Tennessee man was arrested early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase resulting in an overturned car. 30 year-old Alex Clay, Jr4., of Tullahoma, TN, was traveling at speeds in excess of 120 mph on I-65 when a Kentucky State Trooper turned on his lights. Clay made no attemp0t to stop as the trooper pursued the vehicle. The citation stated Clay was driving recklessly and lost control of his car at northbound mile marker 101, flipping his car on to its roof. The officer said he observed that Clay was not steady on his feet and had bloodshot eyes. An open alcoholic beverage was found in the vehicle. Clay was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, first offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit and four other traffic-related charges. Clay is being held on a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

Sonora man indicted for firing gun

A Sonora man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury after he reportedly fired three shots from a handgun in the direction of three occupants in a parked vehicle. 41 year-old Russell Ashley was indicted on three Class D felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, punishable by one to five years, in convicted. The shots were fired June 27th in the parking lot of McDonald's in Glendale. During an interview with police, Ashley claimed th4e three victims were making fun of him as he was walking toward his vehicle. He reportedly told police he pulled his pistol out of his glove box, brandished it and fired toward the ground. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

The Caverna Middle School SBDM Council will meet Tuesday, September 1st, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Ky reports 775 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported 775 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the new cases were age 18 and younger. Beshear said there were new positive cases in 11 school age children in Warren County. The governor said Warren County had 58 new cases of the virus and was always in the top three or four counties for new cases. The Governor said there were eight deaths including an 84-year-old man in Allen County, a 75-year-old man in Warren, an 84-year-old man in Barren, a 70-year-old man in Hardin and an 80-year-old woman in Green. The new deaths raised the death toll to 910.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 4,971 cases, 4,062 of which have recovered. Ninety-eight deaths have been reported from COVID-19.

 

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Mammoth Cave National Park’s Environmental Education (EE) program

Mammoth Cave National Park’s Environmental Education (EE) program received over $3,500 from the Mammoth Cave National Park Association (MCNPA) to purchase computers and accessories to perform virtual EE programs. The donation will allow the park’s EE program to enhance it’s virtual educational programing.The EE program has provided virtual programing before, but lacked the number of computers needed to serve the large demand for virtual experiences. Two new laptop systems were purchased with the funding so everyone on Mammoth Cave National Park's EE staff can have a computer that is capable of reaching the students. The park’s EE program will also be able to offer more virtual field trips to schools from all over the country.

 

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Louisville man steals a purse and car

A 24-year-old Louisville man is facing multiple charges after his arrest Thursday. 24 year-old Trevor Kappler reportedly stole a purse in the Hardin Memorial Hospital parking lot and then fled in the woman's vehicle. Kappler was eventually stopped after entering the Elizabethtown Walmart. He told police he had stolen the purse and vehicle with hopes of getting back to Louisville. He told police he had just left drug rehabilitation locally. The woman said she saw the man speed off in her vehicle as she was contacting law enforcement. EPD Sgt. Pete Chytla located the woman's vehicle while he was in an unmarked vehicle. He followed the vehicle until other units could locate the stolen vehicle. Kappler has been charged with second-degree robbery; second-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot; reckless driving; first-degree criminal mischief; resisting arrest and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Hart County Board of Education

The Hart County Board of Education is holding a public hearing to set a tax rate Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. followed with a special board meeting at 6:00 p.m. to set the tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021.

 

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Bowling Green arrest for domestic violence

A Bowling Green man is behind bars after officers responded to a domestic violence call Wednesday. Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on Mt. Zion Road where they were informed that the suspect left the scene. Deputies found Johnny Sowders on Richardsville Road where they said he fled a short distance in his vehicle and on foot. Sowders was charged with fist-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree strangulation, third-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree fleeing or evading in a motor vehicle, first-degree fleeing or evading on foot and operating on a

suspended or revoked license. Sowders was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

696 new cases of coronavirus in Ky

The governor reported 696 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and said 114 of them were age 18 and younger. The governor said there were some concerning numbers in school districts including one sin the South Central Ky Area. The governor said some concerning numbers Wednesday - three school age children in Barren County, nine school age kids in Warren County alone. That's 23 school age kids in Warren County testing positive in the last four days. The governor reported seven deaths raising the death toll to 902.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a totsal of 4,901 cases, of which 4,029 have recovered. There have been 97 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district.

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department says Hardin County has had 21 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday afternoon. There were no new cases Wednesday in Larue County.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for rape

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on rape and sexual abuse charges. Bowling Green Police arrested Christian Decker after a sexual assault investigation involving a 13-year-old victim who told police she had been sexually involved with a man over the age of 21. Authorities identified the man as Christian Decker. Decker is facing charges that include rape 2nd degree, sexual abuse first degree. sodomy 2nd degree, and unlawful transaction w/minor- illegal sex act victim, u/16 years of age. Decker was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Domestic dispute leads to arrest

A domestic dispute in Edmonson County has led to the arrest of a Bowling Green man. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a report of shots fired inside a home Tuesday morning

on N. Alexander Creek Road. Deputies found 49-year-old Jay Norris at the scene and consent was given to search the property.  Authorities discovered a loaded revolver, a loaded Glock pistol, drug paraphernalia, as well as bullet holes inside the house. Norris was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree—Drug Unspecified, Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess, Wanton Endangerment—1st Degree,  and Trafficking in aControlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense. Norris was transported to the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear reported the latest update Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 in Kentucky. Beshear reported 688 new cases of the virus, raising the number of Kentuckians infected since the outbreak began to 44,568. Ninety-six of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 12 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest were two 8-month-olds. Gov. Beshear said Warren County had 78 new cases of the virus with six of those being school-age children. Beshear said there were 14 school-age children in Warren County among new cases in the last three days. The Governor reported 10 deaths raising the death toll to 895. The deaths include an 81-year-old man from Bell County; a 59-year-old man from Daviess County; an 89-year-old man from Jefferson County; three women, ages 80, 84 and 85, from Lewis County; an 87-year-old woman from Logan County; an 84-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman from Scott County; and a 79-year-old man from Webster County.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced a plan to allocate $8 million to provide “Last Mile” internet service to all Kentucky students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Lieutenant Governor said the $8 million in federal Cornavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will help reduce the monthly cost for low-income parents to pay for internet access for their K-12 child.

 

An update Tuesday, revealed nine new cases confirmed in Hardin County and only 22 across the six-county Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Tuesday’s report shows 87 Hardin County residents listed on home isolation and two currently hospitalized.  Of the 851 cases to date, 755 patients have recovered. Larue County reported one new confirmed case Tuesday.  There are two hospitalized and seven on home isolation.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department made a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway Monday. During the stop, the driver, Linda Parrish, denied consent to search her vehicle. The officer then deployed his K-9, Zeke, who performed an open-air sniff of the vehicle that resulted in a positive alert. Officers found Methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Linda G. Parrish of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Parrish was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Bond set in E-town murder case

Bond has been set at $1 million for a Radcliff man charged with killing a man Friday night and injuring his brother inside an Elizabethtown apartment. 20 year-old Anthony Witherspoon made his first court appearance Monday morning. He faces a number of charges including murder. Elizabethtown police say Witherspoon was at an apartment complex in the 100 block of Plum Creek Court when 24 year-old Darryl Cooper and 20-year-old Devante Cooper arrived at the apartment. While police won't say what led to the shooting, records indicate an altercation began and Darryl Cooper was shot mu7ltiple times and was pronounced dead inside the apartment. Devante Cooper was taken from the apartment to University Hospital in Louisville. Witherspoon fled the shooting scene and drove to the Radcliff Police Department where he turned himself in. In addition to murder, Witherspoon is charged with first-degree assault, first offense trafficking in marijuana of more than eight ounces and less than five pounds and tampering with physical evidence. If convicted of murder, a Class A felony, Witherspoon would face 20 to 50 years or life in prison.

 

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Fatal accident in Bowling Green

A fatal accident occurred Monday afternoon in Bowling Green. Officers say a vehicle driving south on Broadway Avenue turned left into the path of a northbound motorcycle driven by 39-year-old Darrell E. Morgan, of Stanford, Ky. Morgan's motorcycle collided with the side of the vehicle, throwing him off and causing him to collide with a second vehicle traveling south on Broadway Avenue. He was transported to the Medical Center where he later died.

 

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Ky Gov. reports 373 new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced 373 cases of COVID-19. There were four new deaths reported Monday, increasing Kentucky's coronavirus death toll to 885. The number of people currently hospitalized is at 564.  The Governor recommended a 14-day self quarantine for travelers who visited the following states: Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Nevada and Idaho. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday said he would not overturn the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's decision to delay the beginning of the 2020 fall sports season. The plan calls for practices to begin Monday, August 24th. Competition in cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball will begin September 7th, while football will begin September 11th. Golf season has already been in session since July 31st.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office now open

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sander's office is now open to serve the public. The clerk's office closed recently to allow staff to quarantine after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. There is an extension in place until October 6th for vehicle and boat renewals.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

SCRTC's nominations for trustees

South Central RTC's Nominating Committee met Thursday, August 20th, at its headquarters office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts. Nominated in District I (consisting of Bonnieville & Munfordville exchanges) was Ralph J. Thompson, Incumbent Trustee. Nominated in District III (consisting of Cave City & Hiseville exchanges) was Jerry W. Polson, Incumbent Trustee and Gregory M. Davis. SCRTC's annual meeting will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but election results will be announced on Studio 101 WLOC.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Fatal shooting in Elizabethtown

A Radcliff man is dead and another Radcliff man charged with his murder from a shooting Friday night at an Elizabethtown apartment complex. Another adult male was injured in the shooting and is in a Louisville-area hospital. 20 year-old Anthony Witherspoon was charged by Elizabethtown police with murder, first-degree assault, first offense trafficking in marijuana of more than 8 ounces and less than 5 pounds and tampering with physical evidence. 24 year-old Darryl Cooper, of Radcliff, and another man were shot about 6:30 p.m. Friday at an apartment in the 100 block of Plum Creek Court in Elizabethtown. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. The name of the other shooting victim has not been released by police. According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, Witherspoon was at the apartment when Cooper and another man showed up there and an altercation ensued. After fleeing the scene, Witherspoon was taken into custody by Radcliff Police after he was stopped during a traffic stop.  He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. The injured juvenile is recovering from his injuries.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Classes begin for area schools

Students are set to begin classes this week in the local area. Hart County Schools begins Tuesday using Google Classroom and Ingenuity Platform. Students will log on various times throughout the day. Each program will be tailored by classes and Chrome books will be provided. The Green River College & Career Academy has found ways to record videos for instruction. Book work and theory learning will be available for the 1st month. In person classes are set to begin September 28th. Food will be served Tuesday and Wednesday this week and next week, food distribution will be Monday and Wednesday at each school. For more information, contact Hart County Schools at 270-524-2631.

Caverna Schools will also begin virtual classes Tuesday. All students will participate in distance learning via live instruction and Google Classroom and students will be able to use a district device for digital instruction. The option for in-person classes will resume October 12th. Food distribution will begin Wednesday. Food delivery will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.

Barren County Schools have announced that their schools will open at half capacity for at least the first two weeks, with students attending classes on alternate days of the week organized by last name. Students with last names A-J will start Monday and students with last names K-Z will begin Tuesday.

Hardin County Schools Board of Education ultimately voted 4-1 to continue as planned with in-person and online schooling beginning Monday.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Governor gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

As of 3:00 p.m. August 23rd, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 43,529 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 467 of which were newly reported Sunday. Seventy-nine of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was 3 days old.  Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported nine new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 881 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday included a 63-year-old man from Johnson County; a 63-year-old man from Shelby County; two men from Lewis County, ages 73 and 78; a 72-year-old man from Knox County; a 77-year-old woman from Oldham County; and an 88-year-old woman from Scott County. Green County lost two residents, a 90-year-old woman and a 91-year-old man.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Vine Grove man killed in crash

A 27 year-old Vine Grove man was killed Sunday night in a crash on the Bluegrass Parkway. Dontrez Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred near the seven-mile marker of the parkway. According to a Hardin County Sheriff's Office collision report, Dawson's 2014 BMW was driving west when "For unknown reasons" crossed over the median and struck an eastbound Chrysler Pacifica. Two occupants in the Pacifica, a female driver and a child passenger, were also injured and transported by air to University Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Barren County updates school reopening

Barren County Schools announced an update Monday to their reopening plan for high school students. The school will open at half capacity for at least the first two weeks, with students attending classes on alternate days of the week organized by last name. Students with last names A-J will start Monday and students with last names K-Z will begin Tuesday.

 

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

Cave City Police Department will be conducting traffic safety check points during Drive Sober or get pulled over campaign, starting August 21st through September 7th. The check points will be executed from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. The checkpoints will be clearly marked. During the check points Officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Licensing of motor vehicles and operators, Registration and Insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations and motor vehicle equipment violations.

 

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Gov. Beshear's COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear has confirmed 376 new positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 39,691. The governor says 54 of newly confirmed cases have been found in those 18 and younger. Five new deaths were reported; an 84-year-old man from Boyd County; a 91-year-old man from Calloway County; an 87-year-old woman from Franklin County; a 63-year-old man from Henry County; and a 75-year-old woman from Oldham County. These deaths raise the death toll to 818.  Kentucky’s current positivity rate is 5.8%.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 99 new cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. Our district has a total of 4,415 cases, 3,625 of which have recovered. The district has 85 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Barren County with 9, Edmonson County has 2, Hart County has 3, Metcalfe County has 5 and Warren County has 57.

 

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Monday, August 17th, 2020

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 at Munfordville Baptist Church in the parking lot to those who qualify on Friday, August 21st, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

1    Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America.

2    Show proof that you are 60 years old or older.

3    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4    Provide income information for all members of your household.

To qualify for food if you are less than 60 years old, you must:

1    Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America.

2    Provide ID.

There will be a drive through pickup and someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101/WLOC for last minute changes in food bank distribution.

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, August 17th, 2020

Driver identified in police shooting

KSP, Post 3 Bowling Green has identified the driver of the vehicle from the officer involved shooting Sunday morning as 37 year-old Joseph D. Compton, of Rockfield. He was located at Greenview Regional Hospital, where he was attempting to seek treatment for a gunshot wound to the shoulder sustained in Sunday's incident. Compton was treated and released from the hospital where he was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder of a police officer and wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer). Compton was lodged into the Warren County Jail.

 

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Monday, August 17th, 2020
Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).“The total number of new COVID-19 cases has increased this week which shows the disease is still very active in Kentucky, but on a positive note it appears that Kentuckians have stopped the exponential growth of the virus,” Gov. Beshear said. “Team Kentucky has again shown that if we socially distance, wear masks and wash our hands, we have a better chance of continuing to reopen our economy safely and get more Kentuckians back to school and work.”  As of 3 p.m. Aug. 16, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 39,315 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 390 of which were newly reported Sunday. Thirteen of the newly reported cases were from children age 5 and younger. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported three new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 813 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 4,316 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3, 515 of which have recovered. The district has 85 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Barren County 8, Edmonson County 5, Hart County 0, Metcalfe County 1, Warren County with 23 for a total of 48 new cases.

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Barren County Schools returning to class

Despite a recent recommendation from Go. Andy Beshear to postpone the resumption of in-person classes, Barren County Schools moved forward on Thursday evening to allow students to return to class this fall. Bo Matthews, Superintendent of Barren County Schools, said he had deliberated and offered prayer over the challenging issue, but he felt it would be best to allow students to return, as planned, on August 24th, in person. Matthews said "It is my hope and prayer that no one is harmed, in any way, based on the recommendation that I've been asked to make. The district is also allowing its other two options, which were approved by the board in July. Those options include a digital/online learning format for nine weeks, or one semester for middle and high school students; or a complete school year provided by BAVEL.

 

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Hart County Schools virtual opening

Hart County School Supt. Nathan Smith and Asst Supt. Debbie Fowler were special guest on Studio 101 Friday morning to discuss the beginning of the school year.

After much discussion and concerns addressed, school will begin virtually Tuesday, August 25th, for the 2020 year. Supt. Nathan Smith said Student safety is paramount. Asst. Supt. Fowler said research has been done as well, along with recommendations from the Governor and healthcare officials. Using Google Classroom and Ingenuity Platform, Students will log on various times throughout the day. Each program will be tailored by classes and Chrome books will be provided. The school district will contact each individual family during the first week of school.  Staff members will be in the building to give instruction for the students. The Green River College & Career Academy has found ways to record videos for instruction. Book work and theory learning will be available for the 1st month. In person classes are set to begin September 28th and Fall Break will be October 5th through 9th.

Food will be served on Tuesday and Wednesday the 1st week of school.  Thereafter, food distribution will be Monday and Wednesday at each school.

Hart County Football team is currently practicing and conditioning. A KHSAA board meeting concerning fall sports, will be held Thursday, August 20th.

Parents with any questions about how to use Google instruction or any other concerns, may contact Hart County Schools at 270-524-2631.

 

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Ky Gove gives COVID-19 update Thursday

After Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,163 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday -- the highest daily case count Kentucky has seen so far -- the governor announced 785 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 37,688 cases statewide on Thursday. Earlier this week, the governor reported that a computer glitch had delayed new case reports from reaching the state to be counted. Kentucky reported six new virus-related deaths for 796 total COVID-19 deaths. More than 8,865 people have recovered from the virus as of Thursday. Beshear said the virus was not under control in Warren County Kentucky's positivity rate rose slightly 5.67%, and the state has now administered more than 730,362 coronavirus tests.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 4,268 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,475 of which have recovered. The district has 85 deaths reported from COVID-19.

See the breakdown of numbers by county below. Please note that a decrease in numbers is due to the county of residence or case status being corrected/updated from what was previously reported.

COUNTY NEW CASES* RECOVERED DEATHS TOTAL CASES
BARREN 20 318 4 410
BUTLER 2 243 15 305
EDMONSON 1 92 12 121
HART 0 98 0 122
LOGAN 10 291 23 360
METCALFE 1 57 2 67
SIMPSON 7 125 7 164
WARREN 29 2,251 22 2,719
TOTAL 70 3,475 85 4,268

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced Thursday afternoon 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County. Eleven people are hospitalized and 140 people are under in-home isolation. There are three new cases in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hardin County School's calendar

Hardin County Schools Board of Education held a special board meeting Wednesday to discuss potential changes to the school’s calendar. Ultimately, the board voted 4-1 to continue as planned with in-person and online schooling beginning August 24th. Six people came to the school board meeting to express their concerns and comments, along with teachers and parents.  After community members spoke, Superintendent Teresa Morgan said a great deal of responsibility will be placed on school staffs. In discussing information to the board, Morgan said 7 out of the 19 schools in the district said they did not feel confident about school opening for in-person classes based on feedback administration collected. As of Aug. 12, Morgan said 3,104 students have chosen to be in the Online Learning Academy for the fall. She said this number cannot be increased by much otherwise teachers will have to be pulled. At the moment, Morgan said 70 substitute teachers will be available to work by Aug. 24, and there are 23 unfilled positions in the district.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held Thursday, August 13th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. The agenda item is to discuss and uphold Superintendent's decision for 2020-21 school year.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Two arrests made by Warren County Drug Task Force

The Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force, with assistance from Kentucky State Police Interdiction team, have arrested  two Bowling Green men on drug charges. After a surveillance investigation and two covert drug purchases over the past 15 days, police arrested 33 year-old John B. Houchens, of 304 Glen Lily Street, Bowling Green, Wednesday afternoon. Houchens has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 3 counts (meth). Also, after an investigation, along with surveillance and a traffic stop Wednesday, 39 year-old Brandon Dewayne Martin, of 509 Dennis Way, Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, (meth), trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 oz., possession of drug paraphernalia, disregarding a stop sign, excessive window tint and failure to wear seat belts. Houchens and Martin were both lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hardin County confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19

Hardin County's positive COVID-19 case total now is at 712 after eight new confirmed cases were announced Wednesday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. No new cases were announced in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

BRDHD COVID-19 update

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 4,198 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,438 of which have recovered. The district has 84 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY NEW CASES* RECOVERED DEATHS TOTAL CASES
BARREN 19 314 3 390
BUTLER 3 243 15 303
EDMONSON 0 91 12 120
HART 2 98 0 122
LOGAN 11 287 23 350
METCALFE 1 56 2 66
SIMPSON 4 124 7 157
WARREN 23 2,225 22 2,690
TOTAL 63* 3,438** 84 4,198

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Gov. Beshear reports highest single-day cases

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear pleaded with schools on Wednesday not to defy his order to delay in-person instruction until September 28th as coronavirus cases in the state continue to climb. While announcing the state’s highest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases in a press conference, Beshear said he doesn’t “believe that we gamble or experiment with our kids."  "While we are desperate to get our kids back, I also want it to work," he said.  But in an open letter published on Facebook Tuesday, some Republican state senators criticized his “one size fits all” model and said local superintendents should get to decide how to teach their students. Beshear said he is unlikely to shut down schools that don’t follow his order, unless a massive outbreak occurs.

On Wednesday, the state recorded 1,163 new cases, including 39 in children under five. The daily number, however, was inflated by a computer snafu that resulted in artificially low numbers of cases reported earlier in the week. The Bluegrass State is approaching 37,000 cases since the pandemic began.  The governor also reported seven more virus-related deaths, raising the statewide death toll to 790. The deaths reported Wednesday include: a 71-year-old man from Barren County; a 73-year-old woman from Christian County; a 75-year-old woman from Fayette County; two women, ages 85 and 87 from Jefferson County; a 71-year-old man from Meade County; and an 80-year-old man from Oldham County.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Domestic complaint leads to arrests

A domestic complaint in Glasgow has ended with two arrested on drug and firearm charges. 42 year-old Samuel Brown, of Glasgow, and 38 year-old Brandy Matthews, of Glasgow, were arrested after Glasgow Police responded to a domestic complaint with a firearm involved. During a search of the residence, officers found a glass pipe, methamphetamine and marijuana. Officers also found a handgun inside a vehicle that was laying in the floorboard. 38 year-old Brandy Matthews, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 42 year-old Samuel Brown, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Rineyville man arrested on sex offenses

A 28 year-old Rineyville man is facing two felony charges after he was arrested Tuesday night by Kentucky State Police for sex offenses involving minors. 28 year-old Christopher Andrew Rogers is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy with children under the age of 12 -- Class A felonies punishable by 20 to 50 years, or life in prison, of convicted. One child said there was sexual contact from Rogers multiple times and one child said the reported incidents happened at "Chris' house", but couldn't recall when the abuse allegedly happened. Rogers was stopped in the driveway of his residence by KSP and investigators said they smelled marijuana coming from Rogers' vehicle. he also is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rogers is being held in lieu of a $105,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Logan County man charged with drug trafficking

A Logan County man who previously received a commuted sentence for a felony drug conviction by former Gov. Matt Bevin, was federally charged Wednesday with armed drug trafficking.  33 year-old Kenneth S. Embry, of Russellville, has been charged on a three count federal indictment with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.  According to a criminal complaint, on or about April 1st, 2020, agents with the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force learned Embry was trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine. Embry is a convicted felon with convictions for possession of a controlled substance in Logan County Circuit Court. The case is being investigated by the South Central Drug Task Force.

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Caverna Schools Back to School

Due to the most recent recommendations from Governor Beshear, Caverna Schools will utilize the following guidelines to restart our instruction. Please be mindful that plans may be adjusted due to updated information from the Kentucky Department of Education and Governor Beshear.

 

* First day for students will be August 25th

* All students will participate in distance learning via live instruction and Google Classroom

* Students will be able to use a district device for digital instruction

* Fall break will be October 5-9 (no distance learning)

* The option for in-person classes will resume October 12th

* The food distribution will begin August 26th. Food will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Sexual Abuse arrest made in Warren County

Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested 36 year-old James K. Weedman II on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Weedman was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The investigation was initiated after discovering the suspect distributing child sexual abuse material online. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Scottsville on Tuesday.  Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Weedman is currently charged with fifteen counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st offense (Class D felony) and three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st offense (Class D felony). Weedman was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Larue County Judge-Executive retires

Calling it a decision he had thought about over the last several months, Larue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner announced Tuesday morning his retirement effective August 31st. The announcement came at the end of a Larue Fiscal Court Zoom video conference which served as the court's meeting. Turner, who is 60, announced his intentions to pursue the executive director post with the Kentucky County Judge-Executive Association. Turner, a Democrat, announced his intentions in an email to judge-executives around the state. Current Judge-Executive Association Executive Director Vince Lang, formerly from Hart County, announced his retirement last week.

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Munfordville man arrested in Grayson County

Two men have been arrested in Grayson County after a traffic stop Sunday. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office reported that after the traffic stop was made on a vehicle with expired registration plates, it was discovered through the investigation that the passenger, 28 year-old Robert L. Hoben, of Bowling Green, had an active warrant for his arrest. The sheriff's office said the driver, 31 year-old Bradley W. Toler, of Munfordville, was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and was administered field sobriety tests in which he failed. Officials said Toler also gave permission to search the vehicle where deputies found several grams of methamphetamine in a small baggie in the vehicle. Neither suspect claimed ownership. Toler and Hoben were charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. In addition to that charge, Toler was charged with several traffic related offenses as well as DUI 1st. Both were lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported 60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin County since Friday afternoon. The health district says there have been 661 total cases in Hardin County. Ten people from Hardin County are hospitalized and 142 are under in-home isolation. There have been 502 to recover from the virus, the district said, and seven people have died. There's one new case in Larue County and five in Meade County.

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gave the latest statistics on COVID-19 Tuesday after. He said there were at least 35,793 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 562 of which were newly reported Tuesday. Eighteen of the newly reported cases were from children ages 5 and younger, including an 18-day-old from Hardin County, a 1-month-old from Rowan County and a 3-month-old from Lincoln County. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported eight new deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 783 Kentuckians lost to the virus. “This thing is real, it’s out there. We’ve got to make sure we’re doing everything we can to fight it,” the Governor said. “While my family ended up negative today, I know there are a lot of families out there that are positive. We send you our love, we want you to get better. We want to make sure we’re not spreading this to any other family that has to endure any of that hardship.” The deaths reported Tuesday include an 86-year-old man from Grant County; a 79-year-old woman from Hopkins County; three women, ages 54, 65 and 84, and two men, ages 75 and 93, from Jefferson County; and a 60-year-old man from Ohio County. As of Tuesday, there have been at least 711,017 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.87%. At least 8,819 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Customers in both bars and restaurants will be required to remain in their seats, except when entering, leaving or using the restroom. In addition, bars and restaurants will be required to halt food and beverage service by 10 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. local time.

 

The Barren River District Health Department and the Allen County Health Department have released their Coronavirus numbers for August 11th.

 

Total cases and new cases:

 

Warren County: 2,667 (+48)

Barren County: 371 (+6)

Logan County: 339 (+6)

Butler County: 300 (+0)

Allen County: 228 (+3)

Simpson County: 153 (+0)

Edmonson County: 120 (+5)

Hart County: 120 (+4)

Metcalfe County: 65 (+1)

 

In all of these counties combined, 92 people have died from the virus and 3,780 have fully recovered.

 

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department made a traffic stop Saturday on S. L. Rogers Wells Blvd. for careless driving. The officer located a glass pipe in plain view in the floor of the vehicle. Timothy Madden, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia and Careless Driving.  Madden was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear provided the last update on COVID-19 in Kentucky. Beshear recommended Kentucky schools wait to begin in-person classes until September 28. The governor said it didn’t make sense to go to classes for a couple of days and then have to cancel it because of infections. He said holding in-person classes while Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases were at a peak instead of a decline “is something that would defy logic.” The Governor said. “Yes, that’s six weeks from now, but it’s also six weeks from what I hope is the peak of this virus, six weeks from the last three weeks where we have been at an all-time high week in and week out, six weeks from a time when we just had a 6% positivity rate. Let’s face it, we’re trying really hard and we’ve taken good steps. Masks are working. But we do not have control over this virus. He said the decision was driven by four factors: Kentucky’s cases being near a peak, an increase in infection rates among children across the U.S., the experience of school districts in other states and families continuing to travel to hotspots for vacations against the advice of health officials.

Beshear reported 275 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total cases since the beginning of the outbreak to 35,254. He said there were two additional deaths raising the death toll to 775. The deaths reported Monday include a 60-year-old woman from Graves County and a 98-year-old woman from Lincoln County. As of Monday, there have been at least 700,417 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.71%. At least 8,738 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 4,065 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,350 of which have recovered.  Our district has 83 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held Monday, August 10th, at 6:00 p.m. by video conference.

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

City of Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at council chambers at City Hall on Monday, August 10th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office closed until August 24th

The Hart County Clerk's Office reminds the public that due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed until Monday, August 24th. This will allow staff to quaraqntine ensuring their safety and that of the public. There is an extension in place until October 6th for vehicle and boat renewals. The clerk's office apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and are looking forward to being back in the office serving the public.

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Two drug arrests near Canmer

Deputies with the Hart County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint on Davis Bend Road, near Canmer. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement discovered narcotics and narcotic related paraphernalia within the residence. 41 year-old Gary Jewell, Jr. and 39 year-old Tabatha Sallee, both of Canmer, were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, - Gabapentin. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Eastern Kentucky man arrested for cocaine

An eastern Kentucky man was arrested on Wednesday after Kentucky State Police reportedly found him with more than 100 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle on the side of Interstate 65. 67 year-old Paul Branham, of Paintsville, was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center and then released Thursday after a partially secured $75,000 bond was posted on his behalf. According to an arrest citation, Branham was in a 2015 black Chevrolet Silverado at the 92-mile marker in the northbound shoulder when a KSP trooper came upon the vehicle. KSP's K-9 unit hit on a controlled substance smell coming from the vehicle, and 50 kilograms - about 100 pounds - was found "packaged for sale." Branham is charged with second offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance - cocaine. Branham is scheduled to appear Monday in Hardin District Court.

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Governor updates COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). As of 3:00 p.m., Aug. 9, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 34,982 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 425 of which were newly reported Sunday. Nine of the newly reported cases were from children age 5 and younger. “We’ve got a number of counties that have 10 or more new cases – Jefferson, Fayette, Pulaski, Taylor, Hardin, Madison, Casey, Warren and Wayne – and a number that are really close there. So remember no matter where you are in the commonwealth, COVID-19 is spreading,” the Governor said. Gov. Beshear reported one new death Sunday, raising the total to 773 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The death reported Sunday was a 71-year-old man from Pulaski County.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,961 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,214 of which have recovered. The district has 83 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY       POSITIVE CASES                RECOVERED        DEATHS

BARREN                   351                                         286                             2

BUTLER                    295                                         235                            15

EDMONSON             108                                          79                            12

HART                         111                                           86                              0

LOGAN                      324                                         268                            23

METCALFE                 61                                           50                             2

SIMPSON                   148                                        120                             7

WARREN                 2,563                                    2,090                           22

TOTAL                      3,961                                    3,214                          83

Hardin County has had more than 600 positive COVID-19 cases after 34 new cases were announced Friday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The 34 new cases came within a 24-hour period in the county. From Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon, 61 new cases were reported in Hardin County. No new cases were reported Friday in Larue County.

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Dog reported with rabies in Barren County

The Barren River District Health Department wants to make citizens of Barren and surrounding counties aware that a dog in Southern Barren County tested positive for rabies on Tuesday, August 4th. The dog was exhibiting signs and symptoms and was submitted by a Barren County veterinarian. At this time, it is unknown how the dog became infected. Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the nervous system, it is predominantly senn in bats and skunks, as well as in domestic animals, such as dogs and cats. The best protection for pet owners, their families and their pets is to keep their dogs, cats and ferrets rabies' vaccinations up to date. For more information, contact your local veterinarian.

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Ky reports 516 COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear provides the latest update Thursday on Kentucky's battle against COVID-19. Beshear announced that the mandatory facial covering mandate would be extended for another 30 days. The governor also announced that the Kentucky State Fair will be limited to participants only, no guests. There will be wider aisle ways, reduced occupancy, increased hygiene accessibility and a mask requirement. The Kentucky State Fair will be held August 20th through August 30th at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. Beshear said there were 516 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, but the rate of infection appeared to be slowing. The total infected since the outbreak began rose to 33,254. The governor reported eight deaths, raising the death toll to 760.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,910 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,170 of which have recovered. The district has 83 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY              POSITIVE CASES                RECOVERED        DEATHS

BARREN                               346                                 279                       2

BUTLER                                293                                 235                     15

EDMONSON                        106                                   79                     12

HART                                     106                                   81                       0

LOGAN                                 321                                 267                     23

METCALFE                            61                                   46                       2

SIMPSON                             146                                 118                       7

WARREN                           2,531                             2,065                     22

TOTAL                                3,910                             3,170                    83

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hodgenville man arrested for assault

A Hodgenville man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon for reportedly striking a man in the head earlier in the day with a crowbar. 18 year-old John Hammond was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance - methamphetamine, after Elizabethtown police found him inside his Ford Mustang parked at a residence on Lee Road in Elizabethtown. According to an arrest citation, Hammond was involved in an argument Wednesday afternoon on Hawkins Drive that turned physical when he hit the man in the head, causing him to black out. The man was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and later admitted to University Hospital in Louisville for a fractured skull. First-degree assault is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. The trafficking charge is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. The alleged victim is in stable but critical condition at the hospital. Hammond is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

FBI takes over Rogers case

More than 150 state and federal law enforcement were deployed in Bardstown early Thursday morning following an announcement that the FBI is taking over a high-profile disappearance. 35 year-old Crystal Rodgers was reported missing by her mother five years ago; she hasn't been heard from since July 3rd, 2015. Two days later, her car was found abandoned with a flat tire on the Bluegrass Parkway with her keys, phone and purse still inside. Since the mother of five disappeared, the only suspect ever named, has been her boyfriend at the time, Brooks Houck, with whom she shares a child. He has never been charged. Law enforcement officers began executing nine federal search warrants early Thursday and will be conducting more than 50 interviews in Bardstown. So far, there are three places where officers are searching Thursday: Brook Houck's home, his brother Nick Houck's home and the Houck family farm, all of which have been searched before. There is currently a $25,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts. Over a week ago, human remains were discovered near the border of Nelson and Washington County. No work on if there is any connection to the Rogers case. This isn't the only high-profile unsolved mystery in the city of Bardstown. Crystal Rogers' father, Tommy Ballard was shot and killed on family property near Bluegrass Parkway on November 19th, 2016, just over a year after she died. Also, a Bardstown officer, Jason Ellis, was ambushed and killed along the Bluegrass Parkway on May 25th, 2013. He had stopped to clear debris on the road when he was shot several times.

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG NICHOLS, PASTOR OF HISEVILLE BAPTIST, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY ROAD, SHERIFF, PLANNING AND ZONING, ELECTRICAL AND BUILDING, COURT HOUSE MAINTENANCE, AND DEAD ANIMALS. THE COURT REJECTED THE BID OF $24,000 FOR A KUBOTA TRACTOR. THE COURT APPROVED TO ASK $30,OOO FOR THE TRACTOR AND GIVE THE HIGHEST BIDDER THE 1ST OPTION TO BUY IT. THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER, PAYMENTS OF CLAIMS, HART COUNTY SHERIFF SETTLEMENT FOR 1ST AND 2ND QUARTER, ACKNOWLEDGED THE RECEIPT OF THE HART COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE 2018/2019 AUDIT, EASEMENT ON PHIL LOGSDON ROAD, ADVERTISE FOR SEALED BIDS ON MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, AND APPROVE ALLINGO TO REPAIR REPEATER AT FRENCHMAN'S ROAD. THE COURT’S NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY AUGUST 20TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Three arrested in Leitchfield pursuit

A Leitchfield police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop Wednesday on a Hyundai that was traveling in the 2300 block of Elizabethtown Road. When the officer activated his emergency equipment, the driver sped away. The car continued at speeds in excess of 100 mph when officers decided to terminate the pursuit due to public safety and increased traffic congestion. The vehicle continued south on William Thomas ByWay and failed to negotiate a curve, leaving the road, traveling over an embankment, before coming to a stop in a ditch near the intersection with South Main Street. The driver left the car and fled on foot before officers were able to arrest her. It was later determined that the car had been reported stolen from the Louisville area. Three people were arrested: 25 year-old Summer L. Elliott, of Millwood, was charged with speeding, reckless driving, wanton endangerment, 1st degree, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), receiving stolen property under $10,000 and no operator's license. 26 year-old Dekoda E. Stinson, of Louisville, was charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree and receiving stolen property under $10,000. 36 year-old Rollan W. Kimberley, of Fairdale, was charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree and receiving stolen property. All three were take to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center  for medical clearance and then lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Governor Andy Beshear provided an update Wednesday for Kentuckians on COVID-19 in the state. Gov. Beshear reported 546 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing up the state total to 32,741 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 5.51 percent positivity rate. The governor also announced one new death in the state, bringing the total to 752. The governor says that death is a 71-year-old woman from Logan County.

Among the new cases reported Wednesday were 21 children under the age of five, the youngest being 18 days old. The governor says there are currently 620 COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 131 people in the ICU.

At the beginning of the news conference, Gov. Beshear announced that Dollar General plans to open two new warehouses in Boone and Warren counties that will create 365 jobs amid the pandemic. Construction is expected to begin by September. Gov. Beshear also announced $6.4 million in federal CARES Act funding awarded to Ky. Transportation Cabinet for public transit agencies across the commonwealth.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,835 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,065 of which have recovered. The district has 83 deaths reported from COVID-19.

County      Positive cases    Recovered    Deaths

Barren              336                         256             2

Butler                292                         233           15

Edmonson       102                           77           12

Hart                   105                           80             0

Logan               314                         256           23

Metcalfe              57                           41             2

Simpson           143                         114             7

Warren            2486                       2008          22

Total                3835                      3065          83

 

Eleven new cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County have been confirmed since Tuesday afternoon, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Hardin County now has had 540 confirmed cases since mid-March.

Of the 540 cases, 116 are active cases with four people hospitalized and 112 people under in-home isolation.  Seven people in Hardin County have died from the virus, the health district says, and 417 people have recovered.

There were no new cases reported Wednesday in Larue County. Meade County now has 105 cases after six new confirmed cases were recorded.

 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Barren County man charged with murder

A Barren County man has been charged with murder in connection to his 10-year-old daughter’s death. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32 year-old Christopher M. McCoy, of Glasgow, on Tuesday evening. He was involved in a crash with his daughter Addison McCoy on May 9th. The crash happened in the 1700 block of Coral Hill Road. McCoy’s 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was rested against a clump of trees on the side of the road. Lab reports were completed which indicated methamphetamine was in McCoy's blood sample.  He is charged with murder and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/ drugs (second offense).  The warrant was filed on Tuesday, and the BCSO executed the warrant on behalf of Kentucky State Police.  McCoy is scheduled to appear in Barren District Court Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

The Barren River Drug Task Force arrested 35-year-old William Aubrey, of Glasgow, Tuesday afternoon after law enforcement made a traffic stop on his 2008 Pontiac G6 on May St. in Glasgow.  Detectives notice that  Aubrey was acting nervous and asked for consent to search . Barren Co. Sheriff’s Department K-9 Merc gave a positive drug alert to the vehicle. Detectives searched and found approximately 31 ounces of crystal meth in the vehicle along with a large amount of cash and drug paraphernalia.  Glasgow Police Officer Jenkins discovered approximately an additional ounce of crystal meth that  Aubrey had tried to hide in the police cruiser.  Aubrey was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offence (> or = 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration plates and tampering with evidence.  Aubrey was arrested and taken to the Barren Co Jail by the Glasgow Police Department.

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Missouri man arrested after pursuit

Kentucky State Police arrested a Missouri man Tuesday after police said he led them on a high speed pursuit through multiple counties. KSP said a trooper observed a 2020 Blue Kia Optima traveling at 114 mph at 8:06 a.m. on Interstate 165 in Ohio County. According to KSP, the driver of the car, later identified as 26 year-old Damian Howard, of St. Louis, disregarded an attempted traffic stop and accelerated to a high rate of speed continuing south on I-165. KSP said Howard continued to flee through Butler County into Warren County where units with KSP Post 3 Bowling Green and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement were able to deploy tire deflation devices, ending the pursuit near the 8-mile marker. The report said Howard fled on foot into a wood line and was eventually taken into custody. Howard was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

COVID-19 update shows 700 new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 700 new COVID-19 cases and seven virus-related deaths for a total of 32,197 total positive cases and 751 virus-related deaths on Tuesday. “While today we have a higher number than we did at this time last week, we believe there is a general leveling off though today there are more cases than last week," the governor said at his daily press briefing Tuesday. "It's probably going to be a really hard August," Beshear said. But since the state required Kentuckians to mask up on July 10, case growth has slowed from 52% from July 13-19 to 5% from July 27 - Aug. 2. Beshear said Kentuckians can expect that mask mandate, slated to last 30 days, to be extended.“Before we can have a full plateau, before we can start seeing case numbers go down, you have to slow the growth that is out there," Beshear said. In her first appearance during the governor's press conference, Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear called on Kentuckians to donate face masks for students, educators and staff returning to school later this month through the launch of the new Coverings for Kids program. Starting Aug. 11, people can drop off purchased or handmade masks at district donation centers.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,835 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,065 of which have recovered. The district has 83 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

Six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County were announced Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Of Hardin County's 529 confirmed cases, 411 people have recovered. There currently are five people hospitalized, 106 people under in-home isolation and seven people have died from complications of the virus, the district reports. Seven of the six-county district's 12 deaths have been Hardin County residents.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Golden Alert issued for Edmonson County woman

The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing elderly woman from the Sunfish community. According to Edmonson County Sheriffs Dept. , the family of 82-year-old Dorothy M. Fredericks said she went to Leitchfield to go grocery shopping Monday evening, and has not returned home or contacted them.  ECSD said financial transactions indicate she was at Leitchfield Walmart around 8:00 p.m. and in Cecilia at a Shell station Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.  Fredericks is driving a 2010 Ford Escape, lime green in color with the Kentucky plate number 988 XYX.  ECSD said foul play is not suspected at this time, and family suspects that Ms. Frederick is possibly confused and gotten lost. If you see Ms. Fredericks, please contact the local authorities for that area. Fredericks has been entered as a missing person and a Golden Alert has been issued.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on Coronavirus. The governor said the numbers show that facial coverings and masks are working. To reinforce the effectiveness of wearing a face covering, the Governor unveiled MaskUpKY, a new statewide public service campaign aimed at encouraging the use of masks by everyone in the commonwealth, along with a new hashtag – #MaskUpKY – to promote facial coverings on social media. Beshear reported 323 new COVID-19 cases Monday and two deaths. The total cases to date totaled 31,508. The death toll rose to 744. Beshear said there were a total of 12 children under the age of 5 included in Monday’s new cases. The travel advisory to states with a positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15 percent updated to Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Kansas and Mississippi.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,767 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3,011 of which have recovered. The district has 82 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

COUNTY

POSITIVE CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

325

242

2

Butler

291

233

15

Edmonson

100

77

12

Hart

101

74

0

Logan

307

256

22

Metcalfe

55

35

2

Simpson

142

113

7

Warren

2446

1981

22

Total

3767

3011

82

 

 

 

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced Monday afternoon Hardin County has 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday afternoon. Hardin County has seen 523 overall cases of which 79 percent.

Five people currently are hospitalized and 100 people are under in-home isolation. Seven people have died from virus symptoms in Hardin County. Three new cases were reported in LaRue County for a total of 63 and four in Meade County for a total of 96 confirmed cases since March.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

T.J. Samson Hospital receives Bronze Award

T.J. Regional Health announced Monday that T.J. Samson Community Hospital has received recognition for its efforts to provide stroke patients with proper care, as outlined by the American Heart and Stroke Associations. The award, Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award, recognizes the hospital’s commitment. T.J. Samson Community Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. T.J. Samson Community Hospital received the designation of Acute Stroke Ready Hospital in September 2019. The Hospital

will be eligible for the next tier, the Silver Achievement Award, if performance is sustained for the next 12 months, and for the Gold award for 24 months of sustained performance.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Warren County Clerk's Instagram hacked

A twitter schemer was caught in the act of impersonating a Warren County elected leader.  A fake Twitter account was created recently claiming to be Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates.  The clerk’s Instagram was hacked a few months ago as well and Monday there was a fake Twitter account in her name. Yates is in charge of local elections in the county. She says the incidents are very concerning with the elections coming up. The fake page was removed Monday after Yates was made aware of the situation.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Green River Ferry temporarily closed

The Green River Ferry is temporarily closed to all traffic in order to repair an electric issue with the ferry’s access gates. Ferry service will resume once the needed repairs have been completed and the gates are again operational. To check the current status of the Green River Ferry operation, please call the Ferry Hotline at 270-758-2166 or follow Mammoth Cave National Park on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Columbia man arrested for meth

A Columbia man has been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. An officer with the Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Monday on Louie B. Nunn Parkway after observing a vehicle speeding. Tony Sneed, of Columbia, gave the officer consent to search his vehicle where a meth pipe was found in the center console and a small baggie of Methamphetamine inside his pants pocket. Sneed was arrested and charged with Speeding 13 mph over the limit (Limited Access), Careless Driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, Controlled Substance, 1st Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine),

and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered and arrest made

A stolen vehicle has been recovered and an arrest made in Hart County. The Bowling Green Police Department contacted the Hart County Sheriff's Office Monday and reported that a vehicle stolen in Warren County, was possibly located at an address on Wildlife Road, in Hart County. The vehicle was equipped with a GPS tracking device and had been identified to be in this area. The vehicle was described as a white Ford Mustang with black wheels. Hart County Sheriff's Deputies and Kentucky State Troopers responded to the area and located a white Ford Mustang, at the end of Wildlife Road. A white male, later identified as Jonathan Michael Cox, was observed painting the vehicle black with spray paint cans. Cox attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was apprehended and lodged in the Hart County Detention Center for receiving stolen property over $10,000, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to flee or evade on foot and resisting arrest. A warrant for non related charges from the state of Indiana was executed. Further investigation and arrest are pending.

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

USDA recommends not planting seeds from China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified seeds reportedly from China that started showing up in mailboxes in Kentucky and across the country. According to multiple media reports, the USDA identified 14 different variety of seeds in the mail shipments. The report says the seeds were made up of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other common plants. When the shipments first started showing up in mailboxes, there was concern the seeds could have been part of a bioterrorism plot, but the USDA says it appears the mailings are part of a ‘brushing scam.’  The scheme is where people receive an unsolicited shipment from a seller who then posts fake customer reviews to boost sales. The USDA is still recommending people who receive the seeds in the mail to contact authorities and do not plant them.

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Meth lab arrest in Barren County

A Barren County man accused of operating a suspected meth lab is behind bars. 48 year-old Danny Neal is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. According to the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force, detectives uncovered the operation in an outbuilding in the 2000 block of Browning School Road on Friday. Detectives said they located a generator, tubing, chemicals and other equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Neal is being held inside the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Metcalfe County woman faces assault charges

A Metcalfe County woman is facing assault charges after deputies say she used an ax handle as a weapon. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, 24 year-old Haley Hunt injured two women with the weapon during an argument on Froedge Dubree Road in Summer Shade. One woman sought medical attention, while the other did not. Hunt is charged with second-degree assault and is being held in the Barren County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Bond set for former teacher

A former Barren County Middle School teacher has been arrested for a second time for having sex with the same 13-year-old girl. 28 year-old William K. Gardner, of Horse Cave, was originally arrested in October 2019 after admitting to having sex with the student on multiple occasions. He was charged with three counts of second-degree rape, five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, tampering with physical evidence, three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and prohibited use of electronic communications systems to procure a minor. A Barren County Grand Jury indicted Gardner only on the unlawful transaction with a minor and prohibited use of electronic communications systems to procure a minor for a sex act charges. He was released from the Barren County Detention Center in April on a $75,000 property bond. On Wednesday, authorities learned that Gardner had picked up the juvenile and taken her to the Horse Cave Motel where the two engaged in sex. Police viewed surveillance video from the motel that shows Gardner leaving the motel before returning a short time later with the girl. "The juvenile was interviewed at the Bar4ren River Child Advocacy Center, telling authorities that she had sex with Gardner at the motel and had been picked up by him in another county three times. Gardner was arrested Wednesday night by the Barren County Sheriff's Office and charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal sex act, victim less than 16), intimidating a participant in the legal process and prohibited use of electronic communication systems to procure a minor. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $150,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Governor gives Sunday update on COVID-19

The Bluegrass State may have reached a plateau in the fight against the coronavirus. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said there were at least 31,185 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 463 of which were newly reported Sunday. Eleven of the newly reported cases were from children age 5 and younger appear to be seeing what we all hope is a plateau in the alarming growth of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth,” Beshear said. “It shows that wearing a mask, social distancing and not traveling to virus hot spots is working. We need to see this trend continue to avoid having to make more hard choices and sacrifices.”  Beshear also reported two new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 742 Kentuckians lost to the virus.  The deaths reported Sunday includes a 56-year-old man from Oldham County and a 70-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,635 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,849 of which have recovered. The district has 81 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 94 cases with 68 recovered and 0 deaths.

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting canceled

The regular scheduled meeting of the Munfordville City Council scheduled for Monday has been canceled by Mayor John Johnson.

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Lile honored with Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Benny Lile, recently retired Superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools, has been honored as the 2020 Distinguished Service Award winner by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators at its annual leadership conference in Louisville. The award, presented annually since 1973, is presented to a retiring school administrator who has advanced Kentucky Association of School Administrators mission, advocated for the welfare of children, successfully worked to move the district's vision forward and brought honor to the profession. The blue-ribbon judging panel unanimously selected Dr. Lile as the recipient of the award.

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Two Florida residents charged with fraud

Two South Florida men have been arrested by Elizabethtown Police for credit card fraud.  28 year-old Dimitry Bernard, of Miami Gardens, Florida, and 32 year-old  Abel Ozuna, of Miami, Florida, face numerous charges after a traffic stop in Elizabethtown Tuesday night.  According to an arrest warrant and citation, Ozuna was seen on video using fraudulent credit cards July 20th and July 21st at The Cecilian Bank in Sonora and at a Kroger in Eliza­beth­town. Elizabethtown police were contacted by The Cecilian Bank regarding a theft of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and the men were described as driving a gray Nissan Versa with a Connecticut license plate. Ozuna is accused of having withdrawn $2,223.33 over multiple occasions. According to a citation, Bernard was in possession of a black phone, credit card in his pocket and a wallet containing cash and other cards. A search of a hotel room where the men were staying revealed two credit cards “loaded with stolen information” and a cell phone containing various stolen credit card numbers and pin numbers. Police also reportedly found drugs during a search of the room. Bernard was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card more than $500 and less than $10,000; theft of identity without consent; possession of marijuana;

possession of drug paraphernalia; first offense, first-degree possession of a  controlled substance – drug unspecified; second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Ozuna was charged with possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – drug unspecified; second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Columbia man dies in crash

Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle collision in Russell County Wednesday afternoon at the 61-mile marker on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. A preliminary investigation shows that 45 year-old Keith Coffman, of Bowling Green, was traveling west in a 2019 Ford pickup truck towing trailers. For an unknown reason, Coffman's vehicle left the right shoulder of the roadway and the trailer he was towing struck a pedestrian, 71 year-old Joe Birdwell, of Columbia, and a 1997 Dodge pickup, which was parked in the4 westbound emergency lane. Birdwell was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in Birdwell's vehicle, 76 year-old Kenneth Davis, of Columbia, was also flown to University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Former Barren County teacher arrested

A former Barren County Middle School teacher previously indicted by a grand jury on multiple counts related to sexually abusing a student has been arrested again for allegedly having sexual intercourse with the victim. The Barren County Sheriff's Department received a call Wednesday that William Kyle Gardner may have violated his bond conditions by having contact with the victim. BCSO said Gardner was wearing an ankle monitor and they were able to confirm that he had been at the Horse Cave Motel earlier that day. BCSO said when they checked the surveillance video from the motel, they saw Gardner get out of his car with the victim and then enter a room. According to the report, the victim said she had sex with Gardner and had been picked up by him in another county three separate times where charges are pending. BCSO said the victim told them that Gardner had told her not to testify against him in that case. The victim said she had talked to Gardner once he got out of jail in April. According to the victim, Gardner had also sent her nude pictures. Gardner has multiple charges including unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st - illegal sex act, under 16 years-of-age and intimidating a participant in the legal process. Gardner has been lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Ky reports 659 COVID-19 cases Thursday

Gov. Andy Beshear provides the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky. The Governor reported 659 cases of COVID-19 Thursday bringing the total to 29,386. The positivity rate was 5.66 percent, down from Wednesday. The governor reported seven deaths. Among the deaths were an 81-year-old woman from Ohio County, a 63-year-old woman from Simpson County and a 70-year-old woman from Warren County. The governor said among the new cases were 22 children under th4e age of five. Among the counties with double digit new cases to report were Warren with 22 and Barren with 12.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,546 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,783 of which have recovered. The district has 81 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

Hardin County now has 108 active cases of COVID-19, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, after seven new confirmed cases were announced Thursday afternoon. In all, Hardin County has 495 cases. The breakdown on active cases is seven people are hospitalized and 101 people under in-home isolation. No new cases were reported Thursday in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020[l jok0irdksj6u id6-98im,-k9

Superhero's parade for Signature Healthcare

The residents of Signature Healthcare of Hart County in Horse Cave will be getting a special superhero's parade Wednesday, August 5th, at 1:30 p.m. The parade will be leaving from Bale Tobacco Warehouse on 31-W in Horse Cave. The public is invited to participate. Angela Croghan with Signature Healthcare will be a special guest on Studio 101 Wednesday morning around 7:20 a.m.  

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Stolen safe investigation in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police say on July 13th, three suspects went to a residence on Smallhouse Road disguised as delivery drivers. One suspect made contact with the victim at a side door and assaulted her. The victim was held at gunpoint while the remaining two suspects entered the residence with a moving dolly and targeted a large safe. The entire safe and contents were removed. The safe contained several hundred pieces of antique jewelry with an estimated value well over $100,000. If you have any information about this crime, call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 270-781-CLUE. Crime Stoppers wants only your information, not your name.

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Barren County crash with injuries

An accident with injuries occurred Monday just before noon in Barren County. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at the intersection of Edmonton Road and Veterans Outer Loop. During the preliminary investigation deputies learned that a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Joyce Kinslow, of Glasgow, along with a 2014 Ford Flex driven by Allison Jessie, of Edmonton, collided in the intersection. Kinslow was flown by

helicopter from the scene for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the accident. A juvenile passenger in Kinslow’s vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries. Jessie along with apassenger in her vehicle also sustained non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Glasgow Police search for missing woman

The Glasgow Police Department needs the public’s help finding 35-year-old Tanya Santiago. Authorities say she is a white female, standing at 5′4, with green eyes, brown hair, and has multiple tattoos on her body. Officials say she was last seen on 07/24/2020 on West Washington Street in Glasgow and possibly left in a black Nissan pickup truck. Police ask if you have any information on Santiago’s whereabouts please call the Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

More COVID-19 cases in Hardin County

More than two-thirds of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin County have come this month as some restrictions were modified and a mask mandate was issued statewide. As of Wednesday afternoon, 328 of Hardin County’s 489 cases have been confirmed in the first 29 days of the month. There were 16 new confirmed cases announced Wednesday.  As of Wednesday, seven people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Hardin County have died – one in every 70 people diagnosed with COVID-19 – and 367 people  have recovered from symptoms. Currently 108 people are under in-home isolation and seven people are hospitalized. Five of the seven Hardin County deaths have been people 67 years of age or younger. The other two deaths were women in their 80s, who were short-term residents at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown, an official said.  Hardin County, which is the sixth most populated county in the state, as of Tuesday afternoon ranked 11th in total number of cases by county in Kentucky and was 20th in deaths.

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,483 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,716 of which have recovered. The district has 81 deaths reported from COVID-19.

County             Positive cases    Recovered       Deaths

Barren                  276                          193                  2   

Butler                    282                         227                 15

Edmonson              90                           70                 12

Hart                          89                           60                   0

Logan                    302                         234                 22

Metcalfe                   38                           19                   2

Simpson                134                          102                  6

Warren                 2272                       1811                22

Total                      3483                       2716                81

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Ky Gov reports 619 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update Wednesday afternoon on the state's fight against the coronavirus. Beshear said Kentucky's case numbers were currently on track to becoming stable. He said he believed that Kentuckian's willingness to wear masks was the reason for the potential stabilization. The governor once again asked everyone who had plans to go to states listed under the travel advisory to cancel them. Those states are Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Florida, Nevada and Mississippi. Those states have a positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15%. Beshear reported 619 new cases Wednesday bringing the3 total to 28,727. Warren County accounted for 45 of those and Barren had 14. He said there were 17 children under age five including a 4-month-old infected from several counties including Allen and Warren. The deaths reported Wednesday include an 87-year-old woman from Clay County; an 82-year-old man from Graves County; a 77-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 58-year-old woman from Knott County; and a 71-year-old man from McCracken County.

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Family notified of remains found

The family of missing Kentucky woman Crystal Rogers has been notified after possible remains were found. Crystal Rogers mysteriously vanished from Bardstown, more than five years ago, and her case remains unsolved to this day. The location where the remains were found is reportedly close to where the 35 year-old was last seen alive in July 2015. Due to the discovery's "difficult to reach location," the Nelson County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the FBI Evidence Response Team on July 24th. The potential remains were recovered and sent to the FBI Laboratory in Virginia for testing. Rogers was reported missing on July 5th, 2015 after vanishing from the home she shared with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck. Later that day, Rogers' maroon Chevy Impala was found off the Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire and the keys, her purse and cellphone still inside. While Houck has never been charged in connection with the case, he has been named a suspect in her disappearance. In a 2015 interview with Nancy Grace, Brooks admitted he and Rogers had a "stressed relationship" at times, but he denied having anything to do with her disappearance. Numerous search warrants have been executed on property owned by various members of the Houck family and no one has been charged with any crimes related to the case. Her case remains unsolved to this day and Rogers is presumed dead by investigators.

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Three injured in rollover crash

Three men were involved in a rollover accident Saturday night in Metcalfe County. Just before midnight, the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 533, about 6 miles east of Edmonton. MCSO said preliminary information indicated that Christian A. Woodward was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger westbound on KY 533 at a high rate of speed. Jorge L. Soto, and Jorge Rodriguez were passengers inside the car. The driver failed to negotiate a curve, crossing both lanes and left the roadway off the eastbound shoulder. The sheriff's office said the car then struck an earth embankment causing it to go airborne, continuing into a wooded area. The car struck multiple trees, causing it to overturn and came to rest on its roof in the wooded area. Woodward was taken by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. Jorge L. Soto taken by Barren-Metcalfe EMS to TJ Samson Hospital where he was treated and released. Jorge Rodriguez refused medical attention at the scene. An investigation into the crash is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

New Chief of Police in Bowling Green

The City of Bowling Green names new Chief of Police. A new Chief of Police for the Bowling Green Police Department was announced Tuesday morning.  Deputy Chief Michael Delaney will take the position after Chief Doug Hawkins retires Aug. 1st. Delaney will be the first African American Chief of Police for Bowling Green. Hawkins served in the position for nearly 14 years and more than 30 years as a police officer in the Bowling Green community.

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Ky reports 532 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon. Beshear talked about the battle Florida and Texas were engaged in with the virus, saying Florida had set a single day record death toll and referenced a report that Texas was losing a citizen to the coronavirus every 6 minutes and 16 seconds. The governor asked everyone who had plans to go to states listed under the travel advisory to cancel them. Those states are Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Arizona, Idaho, Texas Florida, Nevada and Mississippi. Those states have a positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15%. Beshear reported 532 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday bringing the total to 28,126. Among the counties with double digit cases to report were Warren with 17 and Barren with 14. There were 21 children under age 5 infected. The governor reported 10 deaths bringgin the death toll to 719. Among the deaths were a 74-year-old woman from Butler County and a 101-year-old woman, 83-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman from Logan County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,425 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,636 of which have recovered. The district has seen 79 deaths.

 

Hardin County now has had 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since mid-March after six new positive cases were announced Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Seven people in Hardin County have died from the coronavirus. There are also two new cases in Larue County.

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Governor's update COVID-19 guidelines

Kentucky's governor on Monday ordered that bars close and restaurants scale back indoor service and recommended that school districts wait until late August to resume in-person classes in a new round of actions to combat a surge in coronavirus cases. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear stressed that his actions follow recommendations from Republican President Donald Trump's administration to try to reverse escalating virus cases.

Beshear ordered that bars close for two weeks, starting Tuesday. The governor said he hopes bars can reopen after that but added they will face stricter guidelines. Restaurants will be told to limit indoor capacity to 25%, though outdoor seating can be unlimited if social distancing guidelines are followed, Beshear said. He also recommended that public and private schools wait until at least the third week of August to resume in-person classes. “By waiting until the third week of August, we believe it gives us a chance to get things under better control," the governor said. Beshear had spent the past few days bracing Kentuckians for a resumption of some  restrictions to combat the elevated number of statewide virus cases. Beshear announced 522 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the state's total to 27,601. Of the new cases, 21 were children younger than 5. One is 11 days old.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,329 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,569 of which have recovered. The  district has 80 deaths reported from COVID-19. See the breakdown of numbers by county below:

County

Positive

Recovered

Deaths            

Barren

254

163

2

Butler

282

219

16

Edmonson

86

69

12

Hart

84

58

0

Logan

295

226

22

Metcalfe

28

17

2

Simpson

122

95

5

Warren

2178

1722

21

Total

3329

2569

80

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Hart County Sheriff reports phone scam

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls reporting possible phone scams. If anyone calls representing themselves from the Hart County Sheriff's Office requesting money to be deposited into an account, wired or otherwise solicited, the call is fraudulent. Several persons have received calls from a person representing themselves as an officer with a police agency in Texas. This person states that the police have found a vehicle with drugs in the vehicle, along with an identification of the person that they have called. The caller, at some point, will request that the person called send money in various ways to an account that can be accessed by the caller. The calls have become more complex, with the caller stating that they will three way call the local police and verify that the caller is legitimate. The phone number to local agencies are also being given by the caller. However, the persons involved in the three way call are not associated with any local police agency. If anyone receives a call or solicitation from anyone representing themselves as a police officer, that request any type of payment or monies in any form, the phone call is fraudulent. Do not give the caller any personal, Social Security number date of birth, etc.

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Fatal crash in Hart County

A Hodgenville man died Monday during a fatal collision near the 12,000 block of North Jackson Highway in Hart County. Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call of a two-vehicle fatal collision around 10:00 a.m.  KSP said preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by 90-year-old John E. Cox, of Hodgenville, was traveling southbound on North Jackson Highway. A 2016 International semi truck and trailer being driven by 41-year-old Nicholas W. Shavers, of IN, was backing into the driveway of a business. KSP said for unknown reasons the Jeep continued southbound and struck the driver side of the semi's trailer. John Cox was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. Nicholas Shavers was uninjured in the collision.

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Storage unit break-ins in Glasgow

Glasgow Police are investigating several recent theft break-ins of storage units.  Over the past two months, the Glasgow Police Department has noticed more of break ins at storage units at two separate storage facilities. The issues have occurred at Budget Storage Rentals and Storage Sense in Glasgow. Many power tools, a grill, and electronics have gone missing after thick metal locks were cut with bolt cutters. Police believe some of the break-ins are linked and have a suspect. If you have any information on the thefts, contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151.

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Fatal crash in Bowling Green

A Bowling Green man died in a Saturday evening wreck on Fairview Avenue. According to Bowling Green Police, 36 year-old Jeff Rich was traveling on Fairview Avenue when the car he was driving crossed the center line and struck a utility poll in the 1200 block of Fairview Avenue, according to Bowling Green police. No other cars were involved.

 

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Monday, July 27th, 2020

Human remains found in Nelson County

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is working with the FBI Evidence Response Team after finding possible human remains near the border of Nelson County and Washington County. Police became aware of possible human remains located near the bordering counties on Thursday evening. Due to their "difficulties to reach the location", the sheriff's office requested assistance from the FBI on Friday, and the possible remains were recovered. Police say the discovery was near the border of Nelson and Washington County. Findings were sent to the FBI lab in Virginia for testing.

 

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Monday, July 27th, 2020

Traffic stop finds stolen ID's

A traffic stop in Elizabethtown uncovered allegedly stolen ID's credit and debit cards with possibly engagement in organized crime. 32 year-old Peter Oludele, of Lawrence, GA, was arrested Saturday morning by Kentucky State Police because of a traffic violation. According to an arrest citation, Oludele was in the passenger seat of the vehicle when a search was conducted after a trooper reportedly saw marijuana in plain view. The citation said the search turned up U.S. currency and money orders totaling approximately $75,800. Oludele allegedly possessed two driver's licenses, one of which was fraudulent and the other contained the information recorded in the citation. He was also in possession of multiple credit/debit cards with different names on them, records say. Oludele said that he and the vehicle's driver and a third individual were involved in an organization. The third person would send him information on cards, then Oludele would use the information to obtain cash and then convert it to money orders with the intention to send them to South Africa. The citation stated Oludele was knowingly using information that appeared stolen for personal benefit. Oludele also reportedly admitted to using an ID belonging to someone else for personal benefit. Oludele is being held on a $5,000 cash bond at Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 27th, 2020

Ky Gov announces 316 new cases; 4 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday announced 316 new coronavirus cases and four new deaths. Of the new cases, eight are children younger than 5 years old. There have now been 27,079 cases of the virus in Kentucky and a total of 700 deaths. Sunday's deaths include a 70-year-old woman from Harlan County, a 37-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman from Jefferson County and a 76-year-old man from Ohio County.  In Beshear's announcement, he said new restrictions will be announced on Monday. According to the state's COVID-19 website, the new positivity rate is 5.41% for a 7-day rolling average.   “Last week was a difficult one in the United States and in Kentucky,” Dr. Steven Stack, the state's public health commissioner, said in the statement. “Nationally, cases surpassed 4.1 million, and in our commonwealth, over 27,000 cases have now been reported. "Every day is important and the upcoming week will determine which additional measures will be needed to blunt the increase of COVID-19 in our commonwealth," Stack said. "Please avoid crowds, socially distance at least six feet and wear a face covering when in public."

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,239 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,414 of which have recovered. The district has 78 deaths reported from COVID-19. Barren County has 223 positive cases with 136 recovered and 2 deaths, Butler County has 280 cases of which 215 have recovered and there have been 15 deaths, Edmonson County has 86 positive cases of which 67 have recovered and 12 deaths, Hart County has 76 cases of which 50 have recovered and 0 deaths, Logan County has 289 cases of which 218 have recovered and there have been 21 deaths, Metcalfe County has 24 positive cases with 14 recovered and 2 deaths, Simpson County has 119 cases of which 85 have recovered and there have been 5 deaths and Warren County has 2142 cases with 1629 recovered and 21 deaths.

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, they recommend continuing to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear and say practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. They urge Barren River residents to stay at home, and leave only for essential items such as groceries and medications. When possible, choose online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup services to obtain these items.

Here are 10 steps to fight COVID-19 from Governor Andy Beshear:

· Stay healthy at home. Leave only for essential items such as groceries once a week.

· Avoid crowds and gatherings. Avoid crowds of any size, including home visits, recreational areas, or crowded shopping locations.

· Practice social distancing. Maintain six feet between yourself and others at all times.

· Know when to seek care. Follow the “When to Seek Care” guidelines available at https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

· Stay up-to-date through reliable resources such as KYCOVID19.KY.GOV and barrenriverhealth.org.

· Wash hands and surfaces frequently. Use warm water and soap and wash hands for at least 20 seconds. Disinfect regularly used surfaces multiple times a day.

· Apply for benefits. Kentucky has expanded unemployment benefits. If you have not applied, visit KCC.KY.GOV.

· Prioritize mental health. Seek out virtual social opportunities and maintain a daily routine.

· Only travel for essential items. Avoid carpooling and public transit. The safest place for you and others is at home.

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Illinois woman critically injured in crash

The Kentucky State Police say an Illinois woman involved in a wreck Wednesday afternoon on Ky. 79 in western Grayson County has life-threatening injuries at UofL Hospital. The driver overcorrected to avoid an object in the road and her 2010 Nissan Versa traveled off the highway before overturning in a creek. A juvenile passenger was able to get out of the vehicle and flag down a passing motorist who called 911. The injured driver was identified by KSP as 21 year-old Chaunice Sherfield, of Danville, Illinois, and was taken to the hospital by emergency helicopter. The passenger was treated and released at Twin lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

 

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Two arrested in Larue County attack

A Bonnieville man and Elizabethtown man have both been indicted for complicity to first-degree assault regarding a January 2019 attack in Larue County. 41 year-old William Fredericks, of Bonnieville, and 30 year-old Anthony W. Jensen, of Elizabe3thtown are accused with the Class B felony in indictments issued by the latest Larue County grand jury session. The charges carry from 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted. Both men are scheduled for arraignment August 3rd. Bond was set at $50,000 cash with conditions including a dawn-to-dusk curfew and requirements they have no contact with the person identified by Kentucky State Police as their victim.

 

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Gov. Beshear announces 611 new coronavirus cases; 7 deaths

Twenty-one children younger than 5 from 13 different counties were among Thursday's cases, Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his afternoon press conference in Frankfort, calling it part of a "very disturbing trend." Kentucky has steadily reported children from 2 months old through 5 years old getting the virus, including 30 on Sunday and 13 on Wednesday. There have now been 25,147 cases of COVID-19 in the state. At least 7,046 people have recovered, though that number only represents recoveries that are reported. It's thought to be much higher. Seven people died from coronavirus complications on Thursday. The seven new fatalities include: a 49-year-old woman from Fayette County, a 57-year-old woman from Jefferson County, a 64-year-old woman from Knox County, an 88-year-old woman from Ohio County, a 68-year-old woman from Whitley County, a 60-year-old woman from Casey County, and an 89-year-old woman from Ohio County.  "The next couple (of) days are going to be really important," said Beshear, who has previously said a spike could lead to bars closing and restaurant capacity limited to 25%. "The data we see early next week is going to drive a lot of decisions."

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 3,167 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,391of which have recovered. The district has 78 deaths reported from COVID-19.

County                                 Positive Cases                   Recovered          Deaths

Barren                                     214                                         135                         2

Butler                                       279                                         215                       15

Edmonson                                86                                           66                        12

Hart                                            72                                           49                         0

Logan                                      287                                         215                       21

Metcalfe                                     20                                          14                          2

Simpson                                  115                                          82                          5

Warren                                   2094                                      1615                       21

Total                                        3167                                      2391                     78

Hardin County residents had half of the 34 confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses reported Thursday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. That brings Hardin County’s total to 421 since the coronavirus pandemic reached Kentucky in mid-March. Three local residents currently are hospitalized and 126 on home isolation. The district also lists a seventh Hardin County death in its totals. That information is not yet reflected in Gov. Andy Beshear’s state figures, which show 684 Kentuckians lost to the virus. Meade County reported eight new cases Thursday and there were none in LaRue County.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Larue County Schools announce restart plan

Larue County Schools announced the RESTART 2020 plan detailing how students and staff will return to school this fall. The plan covers topics such as sanitation, social distancing and instruction options for students. The plan also covers details for in-person learning, hybrid learning and virtual or remote learning options for students. According to a timeline in the document, the next step is the opening of online registration going live July 24th. on August 12th, teachers will return to work and classes are scheduled to start Monday, August 24th.

 

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

KSP Cover the Cruiser event

During the last week of July, Kentucky State Police invites the public to 'Cover the Cruiser' in support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY). KSP posts across the state will have cruisers parked at designated locations* (i.e. gas stations, grocery stores, etc.) and will encourage the public to cover their cruisers with custom SOKY stickers. For a minimum donation of $1, which will go directly to SOKY Kentuckians can purchase those stickers at the designated locations and place them on the Trooper's cruiser. This fundraising event was planned when the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was canceled due to COVID-19. Each year, The Torch Run escorts the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to kick off the State Summer Games in Richmond, Ky.

 

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Gov reports 518 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear provides the latest update Wednesday afternoon on COVID-19 and its effect on Kentucky. The governor said he had grim news to report, saying a casket maker was sending their entire production capacity to Georgia, Texas and Alabama. He said the caskets weren't being taken by the usual delivery methods, but by 18-wheeler. Beshear reported 518 new cases of COVID-19. Warren County accounted for 49 of the cases and Barren County accounted for 20. Beshear said there were 13 children under age 5 among the numbers. There were three new deaths reported Wednesday, including a 49-year-old woman from Simpson County with underlying conditions and a 69-year-old woman from Allen County. The death toll climbed to 677.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,980 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,309 of which have recovered. The district has 75 deaths reported from COVID-19.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Upton man arrested after pursuit

An Upton man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly stealing a vehicle and fleeing from police. According to a Kentucky State Police citation, 34 year-old Matthew Noe allegedly stole a pickup truck parked outside of IGA in Upton. The keys had been left in the vehicle. The vehicle was spotted traveling along I-65 northbound minutes after police were given a description of the truck by the victim. When state police conducted a felony traffic stop and approached Noe, the citation said he sped off in the truck. Noe reportedly wrecked the vehicle into a creek below the Springfield Road overpass and began fleeing on foot. He was found about an hour later hiding behind a house on Springfield Road in Elizabethtown. The stolen vehicle reportedly also contained the victim's wallet and cell phone, neither of which were found when the vehicle was recovered. Noe has been charged with theft by unlawful taking of an automobile worth $10,000 or more but less than $1 million, theft by unlawful taking, worth $500 or more but less than $10,000, first-degree fleeing or evading police and other traffic-related charges. Noe was lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear July 31st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Man charged with rape and sodomy

Bowling Green Police has charged a man with rape and sodomy with a victim under the age of 12. According to the police report, a woman called police saying her young daughters were sexually abused by Tracy Ward. The report also says the girls were interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center and backed up the claims. Police arrested Ward and say he denied the allegations and claimed he was innocent after offering to confess if it helped the investigation to end quicker.

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

BRDHD update on Coronavirus

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,980 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,309 of which have recovered.  The district has 75 deaths reported from COVID-19.

County                         Confirmed Cases              Recovered          Deaths

Barren                                  182                                         126                     2

Butler                                    276                                         214                    15

Edmonson                              85                                           64                    12

Hart                                          64                                           47                      0

Logan                                    280                                         208                     21

Metcalfe                                   18                                           12                       2

Simpson                                106                                            75                      4

Warren                                 1969                                       1563                     19

Total                                     2980                                      2309                    75

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Hardin County reports double figures of COVID-19

Hardin County’s daily COVID-19 count returned to double figures Tuesday. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department update shows 31 new confirmed cases after only eight Monday and six in Friday’s report. The county now has 96 residents in home isolation after positive COVID tests and two under hospital care. Since March, the area has seen 378 cases with 274 having fully recovered, the statistics show. LaRue County has 14 residents on home isolation including four new cases reported Tuesday. Two residents are hospitalized. The county has 25 of its 42 cases released from care. In Meade County, which has the lowest rate per 1,000 in the six-county Lincoln Trail region, eight new cases were reported Tuesday. Of the 56 Meade County cases, 38 have recovered. Across the district, 11 deaths have been attributed to COVID.

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Governor reports 2nd highest daily increase

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon. The governor reported 674 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, the state’s second highest daily total. Those numbers bring total infected to date to 24,060. Beshear said 22 of the new cases were under the age of five. “There is no safe region in Kentucky anymore,” said Beshear.  Warren and Barren counties were among the list of counties with double digit new cases with 24 for Warren and 23 for Barren. The governor said there were 549,208 total tests given to date, 532 Kentuckians currently hospitalized with 136 in the ICU. He said there were 6,927 recoveries. Beshear reported three additional deaths Tuesday.

The governor discussed the travel advisory to states with positive testing rates at or above 15 percent. “I need you cancel your plans if you’re going to a beach in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina or any of these states. It is just not safe,” said Beshear. The other states on the list were Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Texas and Mississippi. Beshear said there were several instances of people coming back to their communities and spreading the virus. Dr. Steven Stack said people over 60 have accounted for 9 out of 10 deaths statistically. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced unlimited COVID-related emergency days for faculty and staff for school districts that must quarantine due to virus exposure. The governor said we must continue to practice CDC guidelines.

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Two people were taken to the hospital after suffering injuries in two separate accidents Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Metcalfe County. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office one of the accidents occurred around 6:00 p.m. when a 2020 Yamaha motorcycle operated by 59 year-old Terry M. Perkins, of Summersville, ran off Randolph Goodluck Road, struck a fence post and came to rest in a fence row. The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office says the second of the two accidents occurred around 8:00 p.m. on Highway 533 in Metcalfe County when a pickup truck driven by 28 year-old Justin A. Peek, of Knob Lick, ran off the roadway and struck several small trees before coming to rest. Perkins and Peek were both taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries.

 

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Governor announces new guidelines

Gov. Andy Beshear provides an update on COVID-19 one day after the highest single day total of 979 cases was reported. Beshear said more people are testing positive and Kentucky is in an escalation of cases, but that "we know how to beat it." Beshear announced 258 new cases for Monday, but said he expected the number to be much  higher later in the week. There were eight children under the age of five among those cases. He said there was one death to report. The governor announced a travel advisory Monday. Beshear asked anyone who travels to a state with a positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15% for COVID-19 testing. The states listed currently were Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Mississippi.  Beshear also announced a reduction in social gatherings from 50 people to 10. The governor said it doesn't affect businesses, venues or outdoor weddings as those are regulated in other ways. Beshear said the increase in cases had to be stopped in the next 10-20 days or more significant action would have to be taken.

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Hart County & Caverna Schools' reopening plans

Hart County & Caverna Independent Schools have announced re-opening plans. Both schools are offering two options for students for the 2020-2021 academic year. There will be traditional in-person classes on a 5-day a week schedule, with the required wearing of masks and social distancing (students 1-12). Hart County Virtual Academy will be an option which requires daily participation in accordance with a virtual student schedule. Caverna will offer virtual classes with live streaming and will provide Chrome devices. Both schools will conduct temperature checks daily, along with social distancing. Hart County and Caverna Schools have scheduled August 25th as the date for returning to school.

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to Hart County arrest

A Deputy with the Hart County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop Wednesday on Hardy Valley Road in Munfordville. The driver, 38 year-old Richard Perry II, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, operating on a suspended/revoked license, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Perry was also served several outstanding warrants for his arrest that included receiving stolen property under $10,000, fleeing and evading police, 2nd degree and probation violation (for felony offense). Perry was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $15,,500.00 bond.

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Louisville man arrested for burglary

The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police responded Sunday to 517 Flint Ridge Road, Horse Cave, in regards to an individual who had burglarized a camper and barricaded himself inside. Police made multiple attempts to get the suspect to come out but he refused. Units on scene forced entry into the camper and arrested 47 year-old Gary Mills, of Louisville. Mills is charged with burglary, 3rd degree, and criminal mischief, 1st degree. Mills was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Tompkinsville woman killed in crash

Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green received a call of a three-vehicle fatal collision on Friday. The collision occurred on the Cumberland Parkway at the 8-mile marker eastbound in Barren County. A 2005 refrigerated box truck being operated by 51 year-old Hiu Lin, of OH, was traveling eastbound and approached stopped traffic as heavy rain fell in the area. Hiu Lin attempted to swerve to avoid striking stopped traffic, but was unable to do so. Lin's vehicle struck a 2012 Chevy pickup being operated by 40 year-old Daphnie Woodrum, of Stanford. The box truck continued and struck a 2010 Kia SUV operated by 74 year-old Ruth Crowe, of Tompkinsville. Crow was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. Hiu Lin received minor injuries and was treated and released from T. J. Samson Hospital. Woodrum was uninjured in the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Highest one-day cases of COVID-19 reported

A daily record of nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases was reported Sunday in Kentucky, a spike that the governor said should be a “wake-up call” for the state’s citizens to abide by mask and social distancing restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a news release that there were 979 new cases reported Sunday, including 30 involving children 5 years old or younger.  Beshear said there were at least 23,161 coronavirus cases in Kentucky including the new cases reported on Sunday. Beshear also reported three new deaths, raising the total to 670 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include a 67-year-old woman from Clark County; a 74-year-old woman from Jefferson County; and a 58-year-old man from Oldham County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,808 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,183 of which have recovered. The district has seen 74 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County now has 1864 confirmed cases with 19 deaths, and coming in a distant second is Butler County with 270 cases and 14 deaths and Logan County has 269 cases of which 21 have died.

 

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Metcalfe County woman gets surprise

A Metcalfe County woman was surprised with a check for $10,000 Thursday afternoon. According to Tammy Thien who won the prize, she had no idea and was completely in shock. Howie Gula, the Publishers Clearing House who awarded her the check, said she4 did not see this coming. "We do not tell our winners that they won beforehand. We don't call people and tell them they won. We really just show up at their house and surprise them with money."

 

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Ky Gov gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear provided the latest update Thursday afternoon on the fight against COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported 413 cases brought the total number of positive cases since the outbreak began to 21,683. The governor reported five new deaths which brought the death toll to 650. Beshear said there were 13 children under the age of five4 among cases Thursday with two infants aged 2 months. Among the counties with new cases was Warren with 20.

 

Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,770 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,131 of which have recovered. The district has 67 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Congratulations Hart County FBLA team

Our Congratulations to the Hart County High School FBLA team. The team was announced the winner of the National Parliamentary Procedure award.  The Hart County community is encouraged to place signs in their windows or on their buildings with congratulation wishes.

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Special called Horse Cave City Council

A special called meeting of Horse Cave City Council will be held at 121 Woodlawn Avenue, Horse Cave, Thursday, July 16th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Vehicle pursuit in Edmonson County

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy say a van run a stop sign at the intersection of Wilderness and Nolin Dam roads. According to the sheriff's office, the deputy followed the van and when it crossed over into the opposite lane, the deputy attempted a traffic stop. Deputies say the driver, 51 year-old Arthur Bratcher, of Leitchfield, did not pull over or stop for lights or sirens, but continued on, accelerating to speeds of 80+ miles per hour. After a short pursuit, Bratcher pulled over. Bratcher was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (felony), operating a vehicle under the influence and disregarding a stop sign. Bratcher was taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Hodgenville man identified in fatality

A Hodgenville man has been identified as the victim in Tuesday's collision between an SUV and a motorcycle in front of Central Hardin High School. 30 year-old Bruce Felix, a father of three, was dead at the scene of the crash which occurred about 6:50 a.m. EPD officer Stephanie Wood, who had stopped to aid Felix, was struck by a Ford F-150 truck driven by 40 year-old Melanie Toffoli, of Upton. EPD spokesman John Thomas said Tuesday the driver didn't see the vehivles and in her attempt to avoid them, struck Wood. Wood was listed in stable condition at Jewish Hospital as of Wednesday. Police believe sun glare played a significant role in the crash as an SUV driven by 19 year-old Richard Heady, of Clarkson struck Felix' motorcycle in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 62.

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Suspicious death investigation in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police are investigating what they're calling a 'suspicious death.' Thursday night before 9:00 p.m., police responded to a stabbing call on Magnolia Street. Officials say a male was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have not released the identity of the victim at this time.

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

COVID-19 update in Ky

Kentucky reports 477 new cases of COVID-19 cases. Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Wednesday. Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Dept. for Public Health, urged Kentuckians to remain on guard and resilient in the face of rising coronavirus cases in the commonwealth.

Beshear reported 477 new COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth Wednesday. The governor also reported 10 new deaths connected to the disease. The deaths include a 73-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman from Casey County; a 90-year-old woman and a 96-year-old man from Fayette County; a 67-year-old man from Hardin County; two men, ages 70 and 73, and a 67-year-old woman from Jefferson County; an 88-year-old man from Laurel County; and a 71-year-old woman from Logan County. Including Wednesday's numbers, Kentucky has had 20,677 COVID-19 cases to date, including 645 deaths.  At least 5,475 Kentuckians have recovered have recovered from the illness.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,733 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,084 of which have recovered. The district has 67 deaths reported from COVID-19.  See the breakdown of numbers by county below. Please note that a decrease in numbers is due to the county of residence being corrected/updated from what was previously reported.  Barren County has 142 cases, Butler 264, Edmonson 83,  Hart 52, Logan 267,  Metcalfe 14, Simpson 92 and Warren County has 1819 confirmed cases.

 

A recent surge of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin County has pushed the county total to 307, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Ten new cases were announced Wednesday by the district. Hardin County has had 1173 confirmed cases in the last three weeks, according to the district. Of the 307 cases, 218 people have recovered, four are hospitalized, six people have died and 79 are under in-home isolation. 

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

 

 

    Agenda-Working Session

        HART COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

                    July 16, 2020

                    Central Office

  5:00 p.m.

                                          

 

            Discussion of only items on the agenda/No action taken

·         School Safety/Emergency Plans

·         Employment report

·         Budget updates

·         Approve hiring positions for 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19

·         Discuss and possibly take action on time clock program

·         Review and possibly approve contract with HVAC/water treatment program  

·         Approve declaration of emergency in hiring substitute teachers for 2020-2021

·         Approve Pay Application # 2 for roofing project

·         Approve Local Head Start Memorandum of Agreement

 

 

 

    HART COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

         July 16, 2020

                  Central Office

6:00 p.m.

                                        https://meet.google.com/zvh-kaca-sra 

 

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

3-year-old dies in hot car

According to Hopkinsville Police, a three-year-old died over the weekend after the child was found in a car. Police say the child went missing on Saturday and was eventually found inside a car on Virginia Street. Paramedics worked on the child on the way to the hospital, but weren't able to save them. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital. There are no charges pending against the parents at this time. No other details were available.

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Ky update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest report on Kentucky’s battle against COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon.

The governor said Tuesday’s numbers were the second highest reported since the beginning of the outbreak. Beshear reported 576 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 20,223 official cases of the virus in Kentucky. Beshear reported 66 of those cases were from Warren County, one of which was a child under the age of five.

The governor said our actions over these next 10 days to 14 days – really through the next 30 days that we have put this face covering requirement out – are going to determine if we continue to be a leader.

The deaths reported Tuesday include a 44-year-old woman from Carter County; an 89-year-old woman from Casey County; a 65-year-old man from Fayette County; a 77-year-old man from Floyd County; an 82-year-old man from Ohio County; and 72-year-old woman from Shelby County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,684 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,058 of which have recovered. The district has seen 67 deaths.

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported that one person has died and 36 other people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since Monday afternoon. Hardin County now has six confirmed deaths because of COVID-19 symptoms and 297 overall cases. Of the 297 cases, 115 people are under in-home isolation and three are hospitalized. There have been 173 Hardin County residents recover from the virus.

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Motorcyclist fatality; officer injured

The driver of a motorcycle stopped in an eastbound lane of U.S. 62 was killed and an off-duty female Eliza­beth­town Police Department officer on the scene to aid the crash victim Tuesday morning was seriously injured in separate collisions in front of Central Hardin High School.  EPD spokesman John Thomas said an adult male not from Hardin County was struck from behind by an SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. Investigators aren’t certain why the motorcycle was stopped on the inclined roadway. Through investigation interviews, Thomas said police believe the 6:50 a.m. crash was the result of sun glare.

Thomas said an EPD officer saw the crash and then got out of her vehicle to provide assistance when she was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. According to EPD, the pickup truck driver initially failed to see the stopped vehicles and swerved to avoid striking them, hitting the officer. She underwent surgery Tuesday afternoon at Jewish Hospital in Louis­ville for what police describe as “serious but non-life threatening injuries.” Thomas said names of those involved would be released today. There were no other injuries as a result of the collisions.

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Hart County preparing for school year

Hart County Schools are making preparation for the new school year. Studio 101 will talk with Supt. Smith in the near future to find out more details.

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Two break-ins in Munfordville

According to Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson, surveillance video caught an intruder on camera at the Munfordville Baptist Church early Sunday morning. Nothing was taken. Authorities are trying to identify the man described in his early to mid 20's. Munfordville Police are also investigating a break-in at Jane's Pharmacy in Munfordville. No other information has been released.

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Fourth arrest in illegal coupon ring

The fourth suspect was arrested Sunday in an all-female illegal coupon ring which police say reportedly operated in Hardin County and several other counties around the state for more than two years. 27 year-old Marry Dillon, of Big Clifty, was arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. She is charged with theft of retail merchandise for resale, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. Dillon, along with 30 year-old Tara Lybeck, of Elizabethtown, 32 year-old Lisa Williams, of Radcliff, and 26 year-old Harley Miller, of White Mills, were indicted earlier this month by a Hardin County grand jury.  According to Elizabethtown police, the indictments came after a nearly eight-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the department. The women reportedly made tens of thousands of dollars off items purchased and sold through obtaining illegal coupons off the internet.  According to Elizabethtown Police spokesman Chris Denham, the women made more than $100,000 by getting items such as diapers, baby food, razors and food items with the coupons, and in turn sold the items to others. EPD was alerted to the activity by store management as well as individuals who bought the items the group allegedly had obtained from stores such as Walgreen’s and Kroger. Lybeck and Williams have been released on $10,000 cash bonds from the Hardin County Detention Center. Miller remains in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Glendale man sets fire to family property

A Glendale man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly setting fire to a family member’s property. 29 year-old Ryan Newton is facing multiple charges, including first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. According to a citation from Kentucky State Police, Newton was observed taking items out of his family member’s garage and throwing them into a fire he had made in their yard. Some items allegedly included a diamond plate tool box, a wooden ladder and the garage door. Newton also allegedly threw gasoline on his family member’s vehicle while they were standing next to the driver’s door.  According to the citation, Newton was violating an emergency protective order by being on the family member’s property. Newton allegedly resisted arrest. In addition to being charged with wanton endangerment and criminal mischief, Newton also is being charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. First-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison each, if convicted. Newton is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear July 24 in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear provided the latest update Monday on Kentucky’s battle against the coronavirus. The governor emphasized his priorities – protecting the health and safety of all Kentuckians, restarting our economy and opening our schools – and said wearing a mask is the most important step we all can take to achieve those goals. He noted that cases are surging across the nation, causing many states to roll back their efforts to reopen their economies. Beshear reported 277 new cases of the virus Monday, saying he expected Tuesday’s results to be higher. The new cases brought the total to 19,653. Among the new cases were 11 children under 5 years old, the youngest aged 4 months. The governor reported four new deaths bringing the death toll to 629. Among the deaths was a 77-year-old man from Warren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,647 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 2,031 of which have recovered.  The disitrict has 67 deaths reported from COVID-19.

Hardin County has 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases since Friday afternoon, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. In all, Hardin County has 261 cases, including three people currently hospitalized. The district says 180 people have recovered, 73 people are under in-home isolation and five people have died. There are three new confirmed cases since Friday in LaRue County, which has 23 total confirmed cases, and two new cases in Meade County, increasing its total to 39 cases.

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

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 at Munfordville Baptist Church in the parking lot to those who qualify on Friday, July 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

1    Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America.

2    Show proof that you are 60 years old or older.

3    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4    Provide income information for all members of your household.

To qualify for food if you are less than 60 years old, you must:

1    Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America.

2    Provide ID.

There will be a drive through pickup and someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101/WLOC for last minute changes in food bank distribution.

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Glasgow Schools plan August 25th opening

Glasgow Independent School District Superintendent Keith Hale announced plans for students to return to school in August. Hale is proposing the first day of school be later than usual, on August 25th. He said they will add about five or ten minutes onto each school day to make up for the time. The school will go back to “traditional days,” while implementing the state’s Healthy at School mandates. The day will look different, as social distancing is implemented. Hale added students will have the option to learn from home by using an online program provided by the school. The district is also going to operate on a “green light, yellow light, red light” system.

“Greenlight” means there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the district, and students can attend in-person classes. “Yellow light” means there are some positive cases and staff will increase

precautions such as more hand sanitizing stations and canceling non-essential events. If the school is at the “red light” status, there would be several cases in the district and students would revert to learning from home.

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Barren County Schools reopening plan

The Barren County School District in Glasgow is a school district where the staff is hard at work to formulate a reopening procedure. The district has put together a color-coded tier system depending on the situation - green if there are no cases, yellow if cases emerge in the district and red for the worst-case scenario of a large amount of cases. Each tier will determine how the district operates. Even during a green tier, the district is still working within CDC guidelines. The tier system came about as the district immedicately began brainstorming ideas for how to safely open. The process resulted from the combined work oif the district staff, an effort that Superintendent Bo Matthews says will benefit the entire Trojan community.

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Two charged in homicide case

Two people charged in a Hardin County homicide case in April, have been indicted on various charges, including complicity to commit murder of the mother of one of the accused.  Krystal Erbelding, 33, of Elizabethtown, and Jacob Lugmayer, 27, of Radcliff, could spend the rest of their lives in prison if convicted. Kathy Erbelding, 63, of Elizabethtown was found dead in the basement of her rented Wise Lane home by Kentucky State Police.

She had been shot twice, according to an autopsy report. She was also legally blind. A Hardin County grand jury Thursday indicted the pair on complicity to commit murder, as well as first-degree robbery. Both also were indicted for abuse of a corpse. Lugmayer also was indicted for tampering with physical evidence.  Lugmayer and Erbelding are being held in lieu of $1 million cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Update on COVID-19  in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on the state’s continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The governor urged Kentuckians to continue to wear masks when in public, that it is a requirement, just like wearing a seatbelt. At every store, it’s no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service. Also, mentioning its $10 billion of our economy, whether or not businesses can stay open, and whether or not kids can get

back to school.  Gov. Beshear said there were at least 19,389 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 277 of which were newly reported Sunday. Comparing cases reported from June 29 to July 5 with cases reported from July 6 to July 12, there is a 48.7% increase in positive cases. Gov. Beshear reported three new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 625 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include two men, ages 71 and 87, from

Fayette County and a 100-year-old woman from Shelby County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,568 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,958 of which have recovered. Thedistrict has 67 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

COUNTY                   CONFIRMED CASES         RECOVERED                DEATHS

Barren                                116                                            83                                  2

Butler                                259                                           164                                 14

Edmonson                         79                                             59                                  12

Hart                                    50                                             37                                   0

Logan                                249                                           186                                 17

Metcalfe                             14                                               8                                    2

Simpson                             87                                             70                                   3

Warren                             1714                                         1351                                17

Total                                 2568                                        1958                                 67

 

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. EARLENE BRANSTETTER, PASTOR OF WISDOM FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 137 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. THE JAILER ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $7,812. OTHER DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE ALSO GIVEN INCLUDING SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING THAT 2 RESOURCE OFFICERS TOOK VOLUNTARY LAY OFFS BECAUSE OF COVID 19 AND A COURTHOUSE SECURITY WAS ALSO LAID OFF BECAUSE OF CLOSURE OF THE JUDICIAL CENTER.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED TO SELL 2 FORD TRUCKS TO OXMOOR FORD FOR $34,600 EACH, SELL CROWN VICTORIA TO WAYNE BRYANT FOR $1,135, APPROVED BID OF $79,600 TO DAVID MILLER FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ANIMAL SHELTER BUILDING, BANK TRANSFER #1, BUDGET TRANSFER #1, 1ST READING FOR 25 MPH FOR ROY HUNTER AND W. DRUEN ROAD, APPLY FOR 80/20 MONEY FOR BOX CULVERTS, ADVERTISE TO SELL KUBOTA TRACTOR, APPROVE THE HART COUNTY RESCUE TO HAVE 4 ROAD BLOCKS A YEAR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR OPERATION, APPROVE TO HIRE AARON JAGGERS AS IT TECH FOR $14.00 PER HOUR, AND APPROVE INCREASE HEAVY EQUIPMENT PAY RAISE OF .50 CENTS AND $1.00 PER HOUR. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH, IN THE COURTROOM.

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

City of Cave City regular council meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at council chambers at City Hall on Monday, July 13th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Two arrested in double homicide

Two people have been arrested in Bowling Green in a case pertaining to a double homicide. Bowling Green Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Nashville Road in the Mobile Terrace mobile home park on July 1st where they found two men shot. One was pronounced dead on scene, another was taken to the hospital and later died.  Cheston O’Ryan Wynn, 33, of Bowling Green, and Lorenzo Jerome Graham, 23, of Bowling Green, were arrested. Wynn is charged with Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon and Persistent Felony Offender. Graham is charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence. Authorities say more charges are expected as the investigation continues.

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Three women arrested in illegal coupon ring

Three women have been arrested and indicted for illegal coupons.  A nearly eight-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Eliza­beth­­town police has led to the in­dict­ment and arrest of three Hardin County women who reportedly made tens of thousands of dollars off items purchased and sold through an illegal coupon ring.  According to direct indictments for Tara Lybeck, 30, of Elizabethtown, Lisa Williams, 32, of Radcliff, and Harley Miller, 26, of White Mills, the women used the illegal coupons over a 26-month period at multiple Walgreen’s and Kroger locations in Hardin County. Another person, Mary Ann Dillon, of Elizabethtown, also is wanted in connection with the theft ring. The women were indicted last week by a Hardin County grand jury and arrested Wednesday. They are charged with theft of retail merchandise for resale. Williams also was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence. All were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Gov Beshear signs Executive Order for masks

Governor Andy Beshear signed an Executive Order requiring people in Kentucky to wear masks in public settings beginning Friday at 5:00 p.m. The mandate will be in effect for the next 30 days. The mandate will be enforced by local health departments. This includes wearing a face mask in retail facilities, grocery stores, walking into bars and restaurants, or any public setting where you cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from another person. This also includes outdoor settings where you cannot properly keep a 6-foot distance. Governor Beshear said in regards to checking out at a grocery store or retail business “No mask, no service.”

“While inside, or waiting in line to enter, any: retail establishment; grocery store; pharmacy; and any other indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from all individuals who are not members of that person’s household; “While waiting for or riding on public transportation.

There are several exemptions to the order, including children who are 5 or younger and any person with a disability, or a physical or mental impairment, that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering

The new executive order is in addition to current Healthy at Work and Healthy at School guidance already in place for many businesses and schools.

The Governor said Kentucky needed to take this step, requiring face coverings, so that we don’t have to take more drastic measures, like several other states that have seen spikes.

An additional press briefing will be held at 4 p.m. EDT.

As of 4 p.m. July 9th, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 18,245 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 333 of which were newly reported Thursday.

Gov. Beshear reported four new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 612 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The deaths reported Thursday include a 93-year-old woman from Clark County; a 79-year-old man from Edmonson County; a 94-year-old man from Knox County; and a 61-year-old man from Pike County.

Gov. Beshear also announced $36.2 million in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for 61 of the commonwealth’s local and regional health departments.

The funding will support reimbursement of costs incurred from combating the COVID-19 global pandemic and follows $10 million in CARES funding announced in May.

 The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,545 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,923 of which have recovered. The district has 67 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

110

82

2

Butler

259

157

14

Edmonson

78

59

12

Hart

50

37

0

Logan

250

183

17

Metcalfe

14

8

2

Simpson

86

70

3

Warren

1698

1327

17

Total

2545

1923

67

 

Thirteen confirmed new cases of COVID-19 has pushed Hardin County’s total to 236. According to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 92 people currently are under in-home isolation. One person is hospitalized.

In all, 138 people have recovered from the virus.

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Caverna High School SBDM Council meeting

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions of social distancing, the Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) scheduled for Monday at 3:30 p.m. will be conducted via zoom. For anyone interested in joining the meeting on this date, contact the high school for information on how to do so.

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in E-town

A Glasgow man is facing a number of charges after reportedly nearly hitting a woman with his car on an Elizabethtown street Tuesday night and then pushing a Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputy.  Andrew Blythe, 36, reportedly was driving at a high rate of speed on Alexander Drive when a woman had to jump off the road to avoid being struck.. She estimated Blythe was driving about 90 mph in a 2008 Saturn on the residential street at 10:21 p.m. He was found parked in the middle of Echo Lane in Elizabethtown. Bylthe allegedly pushed a deputy to the ground as he was being placed in the back of a sheriff’s vehicle. Blythe also reportedly struck a mailbox Tuesday night. He is charged with third-­degree assault of a police or probation officer and first-degree wanton endangerment. Blythe also is charged with second offense driving under the influence of intoxicants and second-degree criminal mischief. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Two drug arrest in Bonnieville

The Hart County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop around the 7500 block of North Dixie Hwy. in Bonnieville Tuesday. K9 Rina was requested for deployment and gave a positive alert of the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple narcotic related items indicating the use of Heroin. A passenger, 33 year-old Danielle Cowan, of Cave City, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Heroin) and drug paraphernalia. Child Protective Services also arrive and assisted in taking a 3-year-old child into emergency custody.  The driver, 31 year-old Barry Marcum, of Gradyville, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (drug unspecified), wanton endangerment, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia and multiple traffic related charges. Both Marcum and Cowan were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Larue County discusses plans for opening

 Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for Larue County Schools, and D.W. Cruse, director of alternative programs, discussed some upcoming plans for the Larue County Schools district. Reed said several groups have been working weekly on plans for the next school year, and are “close” in sharing that information. They announced that a virtual learning option will be available in the fall for students. While Reed said in-person instruction is the “absolute” best for students and is difficult to replace, the district does understand there are circumstances in which students may not be able to go to school because of health issues. Cruze said this upcoming virtual school will not be like NTI, and will be more focused on long-term learning for students.  For kindergarten through fifth grade, the district will be using the Edmentum Calvert Education program, and for sixth through 12th grade, it will be using Plato Courseware.

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Governor's update on COVID-19

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has promised new health requirements after the state recorded a second-straight day of increased COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Kentucky reported 402 new cases on Wednesday and 371 on Tuesday, two of the highest days of daily cases the state has recorded since the first case on March 6.

Beshear said the state's daily totals have plateaued for weeks but the last several days have seen larger numbers. He planned to announce new requirements on Thursday at his weekly news briefing.

“Given what we are seeing across the country with exploding numbers in certain places, my commitment is to make sure that doesn’t happen here, but I can’t do it alone," Beshear said in a release from the governor’s office.

The Courier Journal in Louisville published an editorial on its front page Wednesday calling for Beshear to issue a mandate for Kentuckians to wear masks in public places.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, making a stop in Winchester on Wednesday, said masks present the best defense against COVID-19 until there is a vaccine. McConnell was asked whether Beshear should mandate mask-wearing in Kentucky. He said “I'm going to leave that up to him.”

The state has reported a total of 17,919 cases as of Wednesday, and there were six new deaths. Kentucky's highest day of recorded COVID-19 cases was May 5 with 625 cases, but that included hundreds of cases from a state prison.  For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up within weeks. For some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, even death.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,478 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,850 of which have recovered. The district has 64 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

Thirteen new confirmed cases were announce Tuesday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Of the 221 cases, 77 people are under in-home isolation and one person is hospitalized, which is the only case currently in hospital care across the district. There are 444 confirmed cases in the six-county district, including 20 in Larue County and 33 in Meade County. The district has reported 10 COVID-related deaths.

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Man pleads guilty to three murders

The Allen County man accused of shooting and killing his own uncle and grandparents, has plead guilty to their murders in Allen Circuit Court. Court documents say Edward D. Siddens pleaded guilty to murdering Jimmy Neal Siddens, his wife Helen and Jimmy Neal Siddens II on February 19th, 2018. Edward Siddens was caught in his grandfather's pickup in Colorado the next day. He is scheduled to be sentenced September 1st.

 

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, July 9th, at 9:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Courthouse. New business will include approving: 1st reading of ordinance for 25 mph speed limit on Roy Hunger Road, 1st reading of ordinance for 25 mph speed limit on W. Druen Road, box culverts, to advertise for bids to sell Kubota M5-091HDC12 Cab FWA tractor S/N 51003 and approve Hart County Rescue Squad Fundraiser.

 

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 371 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky on Tuesday — the second highest single-day increase — pushing the statewide total to at least 17,519. Nine more Kentuckians with the virus have died, bringing the death toll to 602. Tuesday’s number of new cases is the second largest daily increase since the coronavirus outbreak began in Kentucky in early March. The most reported in one day was on May 5 when 625 new cases were reported, more than 300 of which stemmed from an outbreak at the Green River Correctional Complex in Central City.

“Today is a tough day in our fight against the coronavirus,” Beshear said in a written update. “While we’ve long noted that case numbers fluctuate due to differences in reporting, today’s numbers are cause for serious concern.” The number of new daily reported cases has broken 300 just seven other times since April 1. Five of those times occurred between June 12th and 27th. The number of people with the virus in intensive care also continues to steadily climb. Currently, 110 patients with COVID-19 are in ICUs — the highest since May 19. Overall, 421 people are hospitalized with the virus, and at least 4,841 have recovered.  At least 445,196 tests have been administered, an increase of 9,725 from Monday.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,478 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,850 of which have recovered. Our district has 64 deaths reported from COVID-19.

County   Confirmed Cases        Recovered         Deaths

Barren                  99                            78                           2

Butler                  258                          133                        14

Edmonson           76                             59                        11

Hart                       49                             38                          0

Logan                 244                          176                         17

Metcalfe               14                               7                           2

Simpson              83                              64                          3

Warren            1,655                        1,295                        15

Total                2,478                         1,850                       64

Lincoln Trail DHD COVID-19 update

Thirteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were announced Tuesday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Hardin County now has 221 cases, including 54 cases since Friday afternoon. Of the 221 cases, 77 people are under in-home isolation and one person is hospitalized, which is the only case currently in hospital care across the district. There are 444 confirmed cases in the six-county district, including 20 in Larue County.

 

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Search underway for Bowling Green man

The Bowling Green Police Department is asking for your help locating James Penick. James was last seen June 15th in the downtown area. He is 57 years-old and has thin gray hair with graying facial hair. If you have information on the whereabouts of James Penick, please call 270-393-4000.

 

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Ky COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on Monday on the state's continued efforts to fight COVID-19. The Governor reminded everyone that his next press briefing will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. EDT, not Tuesday, July 7th, as was previously planned. As of 4:00 p.m. Monday, Gov. Beshear said there were 268 newly reported cases. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported eight new deaths Monday, raising the total to 593 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Monday include two women, ages 100 and 103, from Fayette County; a 72-year-old man from Hopkins County; two women, ages 51 and 89, and a 90-year-old man from Jefferson County; an 88 year-old man from Nelson County and a 96-year-old woman from Shelby County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,462 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,809 of which have recovered. The district has 64 deaths reported.

 

Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hardin County surged over the 200-mark, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department Monday afternoon. Since Thursday at 4:00 p.m., 41 new cases have been confirmed in Hardin County. There have now been 208 confirmed cases since the first case was identified March 20th. In all, 64 people are currently under in-home isolation, one person is hospitalized and 138 have recovered.

 

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Barren County man charged with attempted murder

A Barren County man charged is charged with three counts of attempted murder after deputies said he fired shots into a car driven by his wife and carrying two other people. At about 2:24 p.m. on Monday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office was called to 6039 Dripping Springs Road after a man said his wife stole his vehicle and attempted to run over him. While deputies were on their way to the home, Glasgow Police Department officers notified the sheriff's office that their officers had the vehicle pulled over on Sandy Lane and the vehicle had multiple gun shots throughout it. After arriving at the residence on Dripping Springs Road, deputies made contact with 33 year-old Stephen J. Tang, Jr. who said he stepped into the road to try to get his wife to stop the vehicle. She drove the vehicle into the yard to go around Tang. The vehicle then traveled back onto the roadway at which time Tang is accused of firing a handgun at the rear of the vehicle striking it multiple times. Along with Tang's wife, two other men occupied the vehicle and one man sustained minor injuries from broken glass from the back windshield. Tang was taken into custody on scene and charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of attempted murder-domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence. Tang was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Fatal housefire in Hart County

Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call for service Thursday night in regards to a possible fatal residential fire at 3915 Pleasant Hill Road. Troopers and are investigators responded to the scene. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene and extinguished the residential fire. 50 year-old Randall Wease, of Upton, was located deceased in his burnt residence. no foul play is suspected at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled with the Medical Examiners Office. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Arson Investigator Terry Scott. He was assisted on the scene by other KSP personnel, State Fire Marshal's Office, Hart County Sheriff's Department, Hart County EMS, Priceville and Bonnieville Fire Departments.

 

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Missing woman from Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office in Munfordville, along with the Kentucky State Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating 28 year-old Summer Hope Eckert. She is originally from Catawba County, North Carolina, and was under a Silver Alert in that state. She is believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment and is without medication. Summer was last seen in Munfordville on Tuesday, June 30th. On Wednesday, July 1st, Summer's wallet was found at the Welcome Center in Brownsville/Haywood County Tennessee. Summer is described as a white female, 5'3", 185-200 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. She wears dark famed glasses at times and is educated in Native American heritage. She also has a guitar with her with a dark bag. Summer has a piercing below her lip and a nose bull ring and several piercings in both ears. She also has a sunburst flower in the center of her chest and a symbol of "Eternal Life" on her neck which looks like a snake eating its tail. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Summer Eckert, call the Hart County Sheriff's Department at 270-524-2341 or 270-524-2345.

 

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, July 6th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include: Clauson, Mouser & Co; PSC and Fire-Truck insurance update (Matt).

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Female pedestrian killed on I-65

A woman was killed while walking along northbound I-65 near Exit 58 at Horse Cave Wednesday night.  State police received a call of a possible pedestrian strike around 10:00 p.m.  Preliminary investigation suggests 57-year-old Lisa Swarm, of Munfordville, was walking in the left lane of travel and was hit by a car driven by 28-year-old Anthony Andres, of Wisconsin. Lisa Swarm was pronounced dead on site by the Hart County Coroner.  Investigators have not yet released any information as to why Swarm was walking along the interstate.  Pedestrian travel on Kentucky Interstates is prohibited by law for reasons other than emergency situations.

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Four vehicles taken from E-town subdivision

A rash of vehicle thefts Wednesday morning in an Elizabethtown subdivision has local police warning residents about keeping their vehicles safe. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham said the vehicles were stolen sometime before 5:00 am. and all of the vehicles had keys inside. He said "It's an opportunity to remind people to lock their car doors and to not leave valuables of any kind in their vehicles." The vehicles, which all were " newer models", were stolen from Freeman Creek Estates subdivision off St. John Road. All of the vehicles have been reported to the National Crime Information Center database. He said multiple people are believed to have been involved and police are unsure if those responsible for the thefts were local residents or not. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact EPD at 270-765-4125.

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Two killed in Bowling Green shooting

Bowling Green responded to 3509 Nashville Road, lot 56, for a shots fired call Wednesday afternoon. They found 22 year-old Latravion D. Briggs and 24 year-old Mark A. Dice, Jr., both of Bowling Green, with gunshot wounds. Officers administered aid to Dice who was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from a gunshot wound to his chest. Briggs received a gunshot wound to his head and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives are trying to locate and interview everyone who either witnessed the shooting or was involved. BGPD are continuing the investigation.

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for assaulting officer

A Glasgow man has been arrested for attempted assault of an officer. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint Wednesday night at Indian Hills Drive. Officers made contact with Noah Wilson who became aggressive toward them, resisting arrest and attempted to spit on one of them. Noah M. Wilson of Glasgow , was arrested and charged with Assault 3rd Degree Police Officer Or Probation Officer, Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assault 3rd Peace Officer Non-Communicable Bodily Fluid, and Disorderly Conduct 1st Degree, Menacing.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Three drug arrests in Horse Cave

Three people have been arrested on drug charges in Horse Cave. A search warrant was executed at Greenwood Apartments, 300 W. Main St., Horse Cave. Upon execution, multiple items consistent with narcotics trafficking was discovered. Arrested were: 18 year-old Felicity Perkins, of Horse Cave, 35 year-old Brandy Nickson, of Horse Cave, and 29 year-old Aaron Perry, of Munfordville. All were arrested for Trafficking in Legend Drugs - 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance - 1st degree - 1st offense (drug unspecified), trafficking in marijuana (greater than 5 pounds) - 1st offense and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. The Greater Hardin County Task Force is leading the investigation and were assisted by the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Horse Cave Police Department and Kentucky State Police. All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

220 new COVID-19 cases in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth's continued fight against the (COVID-19). As of 4:00 p.m. July 1st, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 15,842 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 220 of which were newly reported Wednesday. Gov. Beshear said "We've got to keep these case numbers under control,", "We're doing a good job, but we've got to work even harder. We can't let our guard down when an invisible enemy is still out there." Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported seven new deaths Wednesday, raising the total to 572 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Wednesday include an 89-year-old woman from Fayette County; an 88-year-old man from Jackson County; a 63-year-old woman and 86- and 97-year-old men from Jefferson County; a 54-year-old man from Oldham County; and a 94-year-old woman from Shelby County.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,329 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,775 of which have recovered. The district has 61 deaths reported from COVID-19.

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced four new COVID-19 cases in Hardin County in its update Wednesday afternoon. Hardin County now has 165 cases - 15 coming between Monday and Tuesday. Of the 165 cases, 130 people have recovered.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Caverna Middle SBDM Council meetings

The Caverna Middle School SBDM Council will meet the first Thursday of every month. July's meeting will be on the 16th at 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Caverna Middle School.

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Man paroled in shooting altercation

Cameron Buckner has been paroled. Buckner had been convicted of shooting Mason South in the head during an altercation in August of 2016. He twice appeared in Warren Circuit Court seeking shock probation. He was denied both times. In 2017, Mason South, the man Buckner shot, had asked for Buckner's conditional release from the Warren County Jail, but that was also denied. Buckner had been serving a ten-year sentence, after pleading guilty to second degree assault, until he was paroled Monday.

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Primary Election results in Hart County

In Hart County's Primary Election for President of the U.S. (Rep) Donald J. Trump received 2195 votes, for U.S. Representative: Sen. Mitch McConnell received 1122 votes; for U. S. Rep. in Congress (2nd Cong. Dist.) - Rep - S. Brett Guthrie received 1215. On the democratic ticket: Joseph R. Biden received 1044 votes in the race for U.S. President; for U.S. Senator, Amy McGrath had 900 votes, while Charles Booker received 507 votes. McGraph was the winner overall as the state's Democratic candidate.

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Fireworks in Horse Cave

An Executive order has been issued by Mayor Randall Curry of Horse Cave pertaining to the shooting of fireworks. All legal fireworks may be discharged beginning Thursday, July 2nd, through Tuesday, July 7th.  Fireworks are not allowed to be discharged after 10:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Barren River Lake fireworks show

Barren River Lake & Park will have fireworks show. After COVID-19 forced the lake to cancel its firework show, local businesses and community members have come together to save it. The show will take place on privately owned property across the lake from Barren River State Park Campground close to Paradise Point on July 4.  According to Friends of Barren River Lake and Park, it will take place at an elevation 100 feet higher than past years.

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

E-town man arrested after pursuit

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday night after a pursuit in Hardin County. According to authorities, a vehicle driven by 22 year-old Eric Juan Brown was excessively speeding in his vehicle on Patriot Parkway and fled as a Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputy pursued. The pursuit led to Vine Street in Radcliff where Brown nearly struck a pedestrian. Brown drove the vehicle south on 31-W where he attempted to flee on foot. He was tased by police.  Brown faces four Class D felony charges, including first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer. Brown also is charged with felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and on foot, as well as numerous traffic offenses and resisting arrest. He was on probation at the time of his arrest, according to Hardin County Detention Center records and had failed to appear on a traffic offense. Brown is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Governor's update on COVID-19

 Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday on Kentucky’s fight against the coronavirus.

Beshear started with an economic development update reporting that despite the pandemic, business investments in the state are still strong. Beshear mentioned Franklin’s Shyne Labs, a hemp processor that is moving to create 60 full-time jobs over the next few months; Crown Cork & Seal, a $147.5 million beverage can manufacturing facility which broke ground in Bowling Green in February. The company will create 125 new jobs.

The governor talked about Horse Cave’s T. Marzetti, which is expected to add 140 jobs at an upcoming plant expansion. The sauce and salad dressing producer is investing $92.8 million dollars in the project.

He reported 282 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday bringing the total cases to 15,624.  There were five new deaths announced bringing the death toll to 565.

Beshear said there were 404, 781 total tests given to date, 2,621 Kentuckians ever hospitalized due to the virus, 408 currently, 1,019 ever in the ICU with 75 currently and 3,990 recoveries.

The governor said more and more states are passing mandatory mask rules, and while that hasn’t happened in Kentucky yet, he said a mask is the best way to show that you care about other people.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,307 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,735 of which have recovered. Our district has 60 deaths reported from COVID-19. Please see the breakdown of numbers by county below.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

81

65

2

Butler

253

130

14

Edmonson

81

73

11

Hart

47

35

0

Logan

224

158

14

Metcalfe

10

6

2

Simpson

80

55

3

Warren

1531

1213

14

Total

2307

1735

60

 

Two of Hardin County’s reported six COVID-19 related deaths have been nursing home residents from the same facility.  Cassie Allen, executive director at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown, said two residents who died in June only had been at the facility “a short period of time.” Both had serious underlying health issues when they moved into Kensington, and both were tested for COVID-19 upon their arrival and placed in the assisted-living facility’s quarantine unit. They died within seven days of each other. She said the residents initially tested negative and developed symptoms after being admitted. According to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, COVID-19 has accounted for at least 349 deaths among nursing home residents in Kentucky.  According to the state CO­VID-19 website, a sixth Hardin County resident, a male, 71, died Monday or Tuesday.  As of Tuesday afternoon, Hardin County has seen 161 confirmed cases since March 20th, including 15 from Monday afternoon until Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

Sonora woman charged with arson

A Sonora woman has been charged with arson following a structure fire that occurred in Radcliff Sunday morning. Radcliff Police arrested 33 year-old Briana Creech Sunday afternoon. According to a citation, when personnel with the Radcliff Fire Department arrived Sunday morning on the scene of a residential structure fire involving a trailer on South Street in Radcliff, the inside of the trailer had been completely consumed in flames. On the scene, personnel with RFD found a plastic container which contained a fire accelerant. As officers spoke with witnesses in the area, they learned a white female with red hair and a blue button-down shirt and black pants was seen pouring something on a rag, placing the rag near the trailer's window air-conditioning unit and lighting the rag on fire. Witnesses also claimed they saw the suspect drop the container of accelerant on the ground and walk away as the structure went up in flames. When reviewing surveillance from a nearby home, police observed the subject walking around the trailer with the container. Smoke could be seen emitting from the building shortly afterwards in the footage. When being interviewed, Creech told police she was in the area during the time the fire was started but denied causing the fire. She claimed she had just gotten off work and was in the area to pick someone up. The outfit described by witnesses matched the uniform worn by workers at Creech's place of employment. Creech has been charged with second and third-degree arson. Creech was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

Sonora man arrested for firing shots

A 41-year-old Sonora man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly firing shots in the parking lot of McDonalds in Glendale. According to a citation from Kentucky State Police, 41 year-old Russell Ashley allegedly fired shots in the direction of three individuals who were sitting in a parked vehicle outside of the building. Upon responding to a complaint of shots fired, police were given a description of the shooter by the three victims claimed they were certain Ashley was the shooter. Ashley was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of resisting arrest and one count of obstruction/interference of an officer. First-degree wanton endangerment. Ashley currently is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear before Hardin District Court.

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

One dead after ATV accident

One person is dead after an ATV accident in Warren County Friday night. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence on Morgantown Road for an ATV collision at 11:37 p.m. The collision occurred behind the residence in an open hayfield. 35 year-old Susan Jackson was seriously injured and pronounced deceased at the Medical Center by the Coroner. The three other occupants were treated at the emergency room for non life threatening injuries. The collision remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state's continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Gov. Beshear said there were at least 15,232 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 67 of which were newly reported Sunday. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported four new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 558 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include two women, ages 30 and 84 from Fayette County; an 81 year-old man from Franklin County and a 93-year-old man from Shelby County.

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 2,190 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,190 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,624 of which have recovered. The district has 60 deaths reported from COVID-19. Barren County has 79 confirmed cases with 58 recovered and two deaths; Edmonson County has 79 confirmed cases with 130 recovered and 14 deaths, Hart has 46 cases with 29 recovered and 0 deaths, Metcalfe County has 9 confirmed cases, of which 5 have recovered and two deaths, and Warren County has 1,441 cases, with 1,134 recovered and 14 deaths reported.

 

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

Two arrested after shots fired

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Marquitta Lessenberry and 27-year-old Christopher Thomason, both of Glasgow, following an investigation where a firearm was discharged in Temple Hill Wednesday evening. Officials say Lessenberry and Thomason had met at the Minute Mart in Temple Hill with Lessenberry’s estranged husband to conduct a child exchange.  After the husband had gotten into his vehicle following the exchange, Thomason approached his vehicle and pointed a handgun at him. The husband then opened the door of the vehicle hitting Thomason. At that time, Lessenberry approached the vehicle and pulled a handgun from a holster at which point the husband began to leave the parking lot and Lessenberry pointed the gun at him.  As he was about to exit the parking lot, Lessenberry fired the gun in the direction of the vehicle but missed.  After the incident Thomason and Lessenberry then left the store and went to their residence where both were later found. Following a search of the residence, both Lessenberry and Thomason were arrested and taken to the Barren County Corrections Center. Lessenberry was charged with Attempted Murder-Domestic Violence, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possession, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense-Drug Unspecified, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified. Thomason was charged with Wanton Endangerment- 1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possession, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense -Drug Unspecified (enhanced), and Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree.  

 

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

Eight new COVID-19 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Thursday on the commonwealth's ongoing efforts to fight the novel (COVID-19). As of 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 14,617 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 280 of which were newly reported Thursday. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported eight new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 546 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Thursday were a 69-year-old man from Christian County, a 63-year-old man from Fayette County; an 89-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man from Jefferson County; 84-, 90- and 93-year-old women from Shelby County and an 81-year-old woman from Warren.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,163 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,550 of which have recovered. The district has 58 reported deaths from Coronavirus.

 

Hardin County has confirmed 136 cases of COVID-19. For the third straight day, two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been announced by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Of that total, 124 people have recovered. Six are under in-home isolation, one person is hospitalized and five people have died from COVID-19 complications. There have been 306 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the six-county health district.

 

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

July 4th - Independence Day

Independence Day falls on Saturday this year. With that, local government offices as well as state and federal government offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Friday, July 3rd. The US Postal Service will be delivering mail on Friday, July 3rd but not Saturday, July 4th. Patrons are advised to check ahead for other services as some area businesses and banks may or may not be observing the holiday on Friday.

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Suspect identified in Barren County pursuit

The suspect involved in the pursuit last Thursday in Barren County has been identified as 45 year-old Michael B. Banks, of Louisville. Banks was identified by BCSO and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Banks was identified by BCSO and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Banks is a white male 6'0,, 180 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair with a receding hairline. Anyone with any information of Banks' whereabouts, is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriff's Office at 270-651-2771. After business hours, deputies can be reached through Barren Metcalfe Communications Center at 270-651-6151.

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Edmonson County

Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy says they received a call about a suspicious black Ford Ranger in the area of Ray Ashley Road. While en-route, the deputy met a vehicle matching that description on 259N and noticed a busted windshield on the Ford Ranger. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and discovered the license plate to the vehicle had been cancelled. Contact was made with the occupants of the vehicle, 34 year-old Roger D. Clark, of Cub Run, and 36 year-old Sarah Frederick, of Glasgow. Clark was known by the deputy to be a convicted felon and laying in plain view of the deputy was ammunition and drug paraphernalia. A search warrant was applied for and served on the vehicle; suspected methamphetamine, along with various forms of drug paraphernalia, were found. Clark was arrested and charged with: Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, obstructed vision and/or windshield and no registration plates. Frederick was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 229 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky during Wednesday's briefing. The new numbers bring the total cases for the state to 14,363. The governor reported one new death raising the death toll to 538. Dr. St4ven Stack said they had identified several clusters of virus outbreak related to travel to Myrtle Beach. On June 11th, twelve Kentuckians traveled to Myrtle Beach and at least nine came back and tested positive for COVID-19. Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and Kevin Brown, interim commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, on Wednesday, released long-awaited initial guidance for Kentucky Schools looking ahead to opening this coming autumn. Commissioner Brown stressed the importance of wearing masks to keep schools open and students, teachers and staff members safe. He noted that we've already lost people key to our education community to COVID-19.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,130 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,521 of which have recovered. There have been 57 deaths reported from COVID-19. In a breakdown of confirmed cases for the district:

Barren -76

Butler - 245

Edmonson -79

Hart -46

Logan -214

Metcalfe -9

Simpson -69

and Warren County has 1392 confirmed cases.

 

Hardin County has two new confirmed cases, the first cases since last Tuesday, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Hardin County now has 132 cases, including 121 people who have recovered from the virus. One person is hospitalized, five are under in-home isolation and five people have died from COVID-19 complications in the county. There are also 15 confirmed cases in Larue County, according to the health department.

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Munfordville man charged with sex abuse of teen

A Munfordville man was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethtown Police and charged with a felony from a reported April incident.  According to an arrest warrant, 31 year-old Troy D. Hammons, reportedly touched a 14-year-old girl April 5th in the kitchen of a friend's house in Radcliff, when she stopped him. Hammons, a Munfordville resident, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of attempted sexual abuse.The girl then called a sibling to pick her up from the house. The girl and her parents went to the Radcliff Police Department the same day to report the allegations. Hammons is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Body of missing man found in Monroe County

Monroe County Sheriff's Office has found the body of a missing man. Chief Deputy Lucas Geralds said Tuesday night, that 66-year-old Leslie Richard Dicken's body was found at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday. Deputy Geralds says a farmer noticed Dicken's jeep upside down in the weeds near Gulley Creek Bridge on the Gamaliel Road. Authorities say Dicken had been ejected from the jeep when it overturned several times. Dicken had been missing since this pat Sunday morning.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Hardin County updates COVID-19 cases

Hardin County has two new confirmed COVID-19 cases - the first cases since last Tuesday, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Hardin County now has 132 cases, including 121 people who have recovered from the virus. One person is hospitalized, five are under in-home isolation and five people have died from COVID-19 complications in the county. There also are 5 confirmed cases in Larue County, according to the health department.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Man arrested in shooting involvement

A man believed to be involved in a Glasgow shooting has been arrested in Warren County. The Warren County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday was informed by the Glasgow Police Department that an armed and wanted man was believed to be in Bowling Green. The wanted man was 29-year-old Damiyan Carter, of Glasgow, was believed to be involved in a shooting in Barren County. It was reported that Carter was in the area of the 1500 block of Glen Lily Road. WCSO deputies found Carter in a silver Kia parked in a gravel lot by Jennings Creek. Carter was in the vehicle with his girlfriend and was arrested on a warrant out of Glasgow. Carter was charged with Assault, 1st degree, and Burglary, 3rd degree, and was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Caverna SBDM Council via zoom meeting

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions of social distancing, the Caverna High School Decision Based Council meeting (SBDM) scheduled for July 13th, at 3:30 p.m. will be conducted via zoom. For anyone interested in joining the meeting on this date, you may contact the high school office for information on how to do so.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Glasgow

A traffic stop on Cleveland Avenue in Glasgow Monday led to a drug arrest. On Monday, an officer with the Glasgow Police Department pulled over Carrie Ingram, of Glasgow. A search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales and drug paraphernalia. Ingram was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Ingram was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Edmonton man arrested for drugs

An Edmonton man was arrested after police say they found him in a vehicle with drug paraphernalia. On Tuesday night, the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was requested to assist the Glasgow Police Department with a shooting investigation they were conducting. MCSO responded to Fred Ray Road to locate a possible suspect in the shooting. The deputy said when he arrived, he saw Tony E. Peek sitting in his vehicle at the address with drug paraphernalia lying in plain view. MCSO said a search of Peek's vehicle was conducted and additional items of drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine, and a loaded 9mm pistol were located concealed inside the passenger compartment. MCSO said Peek is currently a convicted felon. Peek was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (drug unspecified), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle. Peek was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Primary Election held Tuesday

Voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots. Among the known winners:

President - Republican Donald Trump

                  - Democrat Joe Biden

Senate - Republican Mitch McConnell and there's still a tight race between democrats Amy McGrath & Charles Booker.

2nd District - Republican Brett Guthrie

5th District - Republican Hal Rodgers

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders told Studio 101 news that the primary results will be released on Tuesday, June 30th Studio 101 will have the results as soon as they are released.

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

More COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Tuesday. Beshear said there were at least 14,141 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 315 of which were newly reported Tuesday. The governor reported 11 new deaths Tuesday, raising the death toll to 537. The deaths reported Tuesday include a 52-year-old woman from Allen County; three women, ages 77, 77, and 91 and a 90-year-old man from Clark County; a 78-year-old woman from Fayette County; an 84-year-old woman from Graves County; a 46-year-old woman from Harlan County; a 67-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 106-year-old man from Logan County; and a 77-year-old woman from Shelby County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,090 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,492 of which have recovered. The district has 57 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Bond set for E-town man

Bond has been set at $255,000 for an Elizabethtown man charged with a number of offenses after a reported assault on a woman and then a standoff with police. 35 year-old David Cooke was arrested Sunday around 10:00 p.m. when he left a building in the 100 block of South Miles Street in Elizabethtown after a nearly nine-hour standoff. Police had surrounded the building. Cooke is charged with attempted murder of a police officer after an Elizabethtown Police Officer found an arrow on the ground near his location. According to an arrest citation, the arrow was shot from a compound bow toward an officer from a second story window of the building. Police initially responded to a residence on Wellington Way in northern Elizabethtown on a domestic assault. According to an arrest warrant, a woman was located with a "bloody face." The woman also told police she was held against her will at the location. Cooke also is charged with second-degree assault - domestic violence, first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and first-degree unlawful imprisonment - all felonies. Cooke remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Hart County receives compost grant

Hart County Judge/Executive Joe Choate was notified on Friday that Hart County was approved for every dollar of the composting grant applied for. Out of the 120 counties, Judge Choate said "Hart County received the largest amount in the State in the amount of $394,071.66. This will really help while expanding the Pretreatment plant. When the composting area is complete at the Horse Cave plant, it will save approximately 4,000 tons of waste from entering the landfill each year".  Funding for the grants comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a 1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills. More than $4.7 million in grants has been given to Kentucky municipalities, fiscal courts and foundations for 78 projects across the Commonwealth to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.

 

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