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Monday, November 28th, 2022

High School Basketball Starts Tonight

High School basketball for the 22-23 season begins tonight across the state.  Hart County’s Lady Raiders are in action hosting Campbellsville.  Catch the game live here tonight on WLOC Sports.  Our coverage begins at 6:45.  Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Hart County’s boys are on the road tonight to begin the season.  They travel to Burkesville to take on Cumberland County in a junior varsity/varsity match-up.  The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m. Caverna begins the season Tuesday night.  The Lady Colonels and Colonels host Fort Knox for a varsity double-header with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

Wal-mart Shoplifting Arrest Results In Drug Charges

A suspect in a shoplifting complaint at Wal-mart in Leitchfield was found in possession of more than 15 grams of methamphetamine.  Last Monday night, police were notified that 25-year-old Riley Milliner stole several items from the store, loaded them into an SUV and drove off from the parking lot.  The vehicle was observed on surveillance video for identification.  Officers located the SUV traveling on South Main Street and stopped Milliner.  A vehicle check came back with expired tags and no current insurance.  It is registered to 38-year-old Shelly Carnes who was a passenger in the SUV at the time of the stop.  Carnes admitted to participating in the theft with Milliner.  A search of Carnes turned up more than 15 grams of meth in a plastic bag.  Both were arrested and taken to Grayson County Detention Center.  Carnes is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and complicity to theft by unlawful taking along with non-moving traffic violations.  Milliner is charged with theft by unlawful taking and non-moving traffic violations.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

Mother Sentenced To 20 Years For Incident Resulting In The Death Of Her Son

An Edmonson County woman who drove around a high water road closure in 2019 which resulted in the death of her young toddler has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.  The sentence was announced for 31-year

-old Alexandra Richardson last week in Edmonson County Court on a guilty plea to murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and DUI.  December 2nd of 2019, Richardson was traveling on Oak Hill Road and drove around closure signs during flooding conditions and became stalled in high water.  She attempted to get out and make it to safety with her 20-month-old and her seven-year-old.  She lost her hold on the younger child and he was found a short time later by rescue crews.  He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he later died.  When questioned by investigators, Alexandra Richardson admitted using methamphetamine and marijuana prior to the incident. Richardson was already in prison when the sentence was announced.  She was incarcerated on a five-year sentence only a couple of weeks following the flooding incident because she was convicted of criminal facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine and child endangerment.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

Cub Run Man Charged With EPO/DVO Violation And Theft

A Cub Run man is charged with violation of an emergency protective order and/or domestic violence order along with theft by unlawful taking.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Department arrested 19-year-old Jedidiah Staples early Saturday.  He remains lodged in Hart County Jail with a $2000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court today.

 

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Friday, November 25th, 2022

Area high school basketball

The High School Basketball season tips off Monday night. In local action, the Hart County Raider JV & Varsity Boys will travel to Cumberland County while the Hart County Lady Raiders JV & Varsity will entertain Campbellsville. Studio 101 will have the broadcast of the Lady Raiders varsity game beginning with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Homestead Exemption increase for 2022-23

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the maximum homestead exemption at $46,350 for the 2023 and 2024 tax periods, an increase of $5,850 over the previous two years. It is the largest increase in savings in the history of the exemption, which is recalculated every two years to adjust for inflation.

 

To qualify for the homestead exemption, a person must be at least 65 years old during the tax period or classified as totally disabled by any public or private retirement system. The property must also be owned, occupied and maintained as the taxpayer’s personal residence on the January 1 assessment date to be eligible for this exemption.

 

An application for the homestead exemption is available on DOR's website. This application must be completed and submitted to the property owner’s local Property Valuation Administrator’s (PVA) office no later than December 31 of the eligible tax year.

 

The completed application can be submitted online, by mail or in person.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Nursing Home Visits December 15th

The Annual Nursing Home visits will be Thursday, December 15th. Join WLOC as we visit Hart County Manor in Munfordville at 9:30 a.m. And then we'll travel to Horse Cave to Signature Health Care of Hart County around 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to come along. A special thank you to everyone who donated to the two area nursing homes.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Fire At Leitchfield Motel

Fire destroyed a portion of the old Country Side Inn Motel (formerly Econo Lodge) in Leitchfield early Tuesday morning.  Firefighters were dispatched around 3:30 to the location on Commerce Drive.  Flames spread across two rooms of the structure.  The blaze was extinguished and the scene was clear after about two hours.  Fire officials believe the fire was started by a squatter attempting to stay warm.  No injuries were reported.  Police are investigating.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Former Governor And Business Man Dies

John Y. Brown, Jr. has died at the age of 88.  Brown served as Kentucky’s 55th Governor, holding office from 1979 through 1983 by defeating former Governor Louie B. Nunn the preceding November.  He also was an accomplished business man, purchasing Kentucky Fried Chicken for $2 Million from Harlan Sanders in 1964.  He led the company through extraordinary growth and sold it at a value of $275 Million in 1971.  He also had ownership in a number of sports franchises during his career, including the Boston Celtics.  In honor of John Y. Brown, Jr., flags across the state are ordered at half-staff.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Man Jailed On 2nd Methamphetamine Offence

A Munfordville man is jailed on drug related charges.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Department arrested 43-year-old Mark Dewayne Murray on Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine.  This is his 2nd offence.  Murray is in Hart County Jail with a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

LaRue County Schools Closed For Sickness Ahead Of Holiday Break

Schools in LaRue County are closed Tuesday ahead of Thanksgiving break.  The school system is among a list of nearly 50 across the state with high absences due to sickness.  Most school systems experiencing low attendance are citing flu, RSV and Strep Throat as contributing illnesses.  Tuesday is not an NTI day for students in LaRue County. 

Schools in Edmonson County were closed Monday and remain closed today.  Both days are NTI days for Edmonson County.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Students Jump From Back Of Moving Bus

Bardstown City Schools issued a press release regarding an incident which happed week-before-last where three students opened a door and jumped out of the back of a moving bus.

One of the students was taken to a hospital due to injuries resulting from the November 9th incident. The press release says it is unclear what prompted these students’ actions.  A school system spokesperson is quoted as saying, “The safety and well-being of students in Bardstown City Schools is and will always be top priority. Right now, focus is the well-being of the injured student, their family and providing support to students who witnessed the incident.” 

The press release says no additional comments will be released, citing privacy protocols regarding the individuals involved.  It is unclear if there is any finding of criminal activity or ongoing police involvement related to the incident.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Two Arrested Related To Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

A Brownsville couple is jailed after being indicted for sexual abuse of a child. Acting on a tip from a family member several weeks ago, Kentucky State Police arrested 31-year-old Jorday K. Gray and 25-year-old Brianna Cowles on September 19th after an investigation into abuse allegations. Citation details indicate both Gray and Cowles admitted to forcing sexual acts on a minor as well as recording and sharing some of the incidents on a cell phone and through video chats.  Charges in the case include wanton endangerment, criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12, rape of a victim incapable of consent and rape of a victim under the age of 12, incest of a victim under age of 12, sodomy of a victim under the age of 12, distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, distribution of obscene matter to minors and  possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by minor under the age of 12.

Jorday Gray and Brianna Cowles remain jailed, each has a $100,000 bond.

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Edmonson County Schools Closed For Sickness Ahead Of Holiday Break

Edmonson County Schools are closed these next two days for sickness ahead of Thanksgiving break.  Monday and Tuesday are now set as Non-Traditional Instruction days (one and two) for the school year.  Edmonson County is one of several around the state with significant impacts to attendance late last week.   The district reported the rate dipping below 85% due to a high occurrence of Flu and Strep Throat absences.

 

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Man Arrested For Sex Related Crimes Involving Victim Under 12

A Bee Spring man is charged with sex related crimes against a minor.  Officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 71-year-old Randy P Meredith on Friday following investigation.  Meredith is accused of multiple counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, unlawful transaction with a minor and incest of a victim under the age of 12.  He is currently incarcerated with a quarter-million dollar bond at Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Man Arrested For Intoxication And Other Charges In Horse Cave

A Horse Cave man is in jail on multiple charges after a Friday incident.  Horse Cave Police arrested 34-year-old Gary M. Lowe for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, giving police a canceled or fictitious license and resisting arrest.  Lowe was booked Friday evening at Hart County Jail with a $1000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Man Makes Threats To Schools And Churches In Messages

A Horse Cave man made threats indicating plans to carry out mass shootings at schools and churches in Barren and Warren Counties.  On Sunday, Kentucky State Police received a call from an individual who received virtual messages from 30-year-old Joshua Morrison.  A short time later, troopers were able to locate Morrison and placed him under arrest on charges of terroristic threatening.  No specific locations were identified.  Authorities in Hart, Barren and Warren Counties assisted state police in the investigation.  Morrison was transported to Hart County Jail where records do not currently indicate any bail amount is set.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Greensburg Woman Arrested For Children Criminal Abuse

A Greensburg woman is in jail after being served warrants for grand jury indictments out of Taylor County which include criminal charges involving children.  Police arrested 34-year-old Kira Monroe at her residence Wednesday afternoon for five counts of wanton endangerment, five counts of assault and three counts of criminal abuse of a child under 12 years of age.  Monroe is being held at Taylor County Detention Center with a $50 thousand dollar cash bond.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Grand Opening Success In Glasgow

Thursday marked a successful grand opening for the new Dunkin’ Donuts store in Glasgow.  A long line of vehicles stretched from the drive-thru, around the building and onto US 31E.  The store gave away $100 gift cards, sandwiches and opening day pint glasses.  Customers showed up as early as 4am for the 9am opening in order to get one of the gift cards.  The new Dunkin’ Donuts is next to Verizon and across from the Food Lion shopping center.  Regular hours are 5am to 8pm, daily.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Woman Charged For Driving High With Children In Car

A woman who police stopped on Millerstown Road Sunday night was driving while high with two children in her car.  According to a Clarkson Police report, 43-year-old Christy Beasley of Clarkson was pulled over after an officer observed her Mazda 3 with what is described as “faulty equipment.”   The officer approached Beasley and noticed a strong odor of marijuana, which she admitted to smoking.  She told police there were other joints and additional marijuana in the car. A field sobriety test was conducted and she was arrested.  Charges include non-alcohol DUI, two counts of wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana and a non-moving traffic violation. The report does not indicate Christy Beasley's relation to the children or who assumed responsibility for them upon her arrest.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Woman With Lengthy Arrest History Jailed After Cave City Traffic Stop

A traffic stop early Thursday in Cave City turned up drugs and an active warrant on the driver.  Police observed a white F-150 traveling on US 31W without its license plate illuminated.  Contact was made with 31-year-old Sierra Johnson.  Consent was given for a vehicle search which revealed a glass pipe and methamphetamine.  An ID check revealed the active warrant.  Johnson was taken into custody and transported to Barren County Detention Center where she was booked on possession charges along with failure to produce and insurance card, failure to produce a license and for not having a license plate illuminated. Jail records indicate Sierra Johnson's arrest on Thursday is at least her 10th in the past three years.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Car Runs Into Green River At Ferry Crossing

A car ran into the river at Green River Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park on Tuesday evening.   Park law enforcement responded around 5:30 and found the car mostly submerged approximately 10 yards from the northern bank of the crossing. The driver was not hurt but was still inside the vehicle.  Responders rescued the driver by boat.  The vehicle was removed a short time later by a towing service.  Investigation into the incident continues by park officials.  The ferry has been inspected and has resumed its operating schedule, but the ferry is still restricted for trailer and RV traffic due to low water levels.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Outgoing Edmonson Sheriff Leaving Early

Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle was defeated in his bid for re-election in the 2022 primary back in spring.  Monday, he announced to fiscal court he will be retiring a bit early, before this term officially ends.  He told the court one of the major reasons for his decision is because of losing deputies, who have been resigning as they found new employment opportunities ahead of a new administration being installed by incoming sheriff, James Vincent.  Doyle says with his decision, the incoming administration can begin hiring and putting officers back on the road, easing pressure on the county and on other police agencies that have been offering assistance.   With the change, Doyle outlined important dates of which residents should be aware.  November 23rd will be the last day the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department front office is open to the public to conduct business and collect property tax payments under the current administration.  The office is closed for Thanksgiving the 24th through the 26th and state auditor personnel will be reconciling financial accounts in preparation to transfer them to the new administration through the 30th. The office will reopen and property tax collection will resume on December 1st, barring no delay in procedures with the state auditor’s office.  Doyle clarified Edmonson County property owners will have their property tax 2% discount opportunity extended through the close of business on December 5th, due to lost business days during transitioning of administration.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Foul Play Suspected In Campbellsville Death

Police in Campbellsville are investigating a suspicious death from Tuesday afternoon.  The coroner’s office reports 69-year-old Tommy Pyles, of Lincoln Avenue, was found dead and examination suggests foul play is likely.  The body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office for a complete autopsy.  Authorities are looking for answers related to the death and ask anyone who may have relevant information to call their tip line at 270-469-7743. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Grayson County Resident Killed In Elizabethtown Crash

A resident of Grayson County is dead following a collision in Elizabethtown Tuesday night.  Police say 28-year-old Destiny Shelton of Leitchfield was headed south in a Ford Focus along Ring Road near the airport around 11pm and crossed into the opposing lane, striking a Chevrolet SUV head-on.   Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in Shelton’s vehicle and the driver of the SUV were taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Elizabethtown Police Reconstruction Detectives are continuing to investigate the crash.

 

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Wednesday, November 16th 2022

Man Arrested For Causing Glasgow House Fire

Glasgow Police arrested a man following a house fire investigation.  Firefighters were called to a residence on Grandview Avenue Tuesday morning.  Preliminary investigation indicated the cause as suspicious.  Investigators discovered 55-year-old Kermit Hall, Jr. stayed in the home Monday night and allegedly lit a bag of charcoal in a tin pan.  A short time later, fire consumed the living room and Hall left the scene after escaping through a window.  He is charged with arson, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.

 

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Wednesday, November 16th 2022

Munfordville Man Gets Over A Half-Million From Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket

A Munfordville man is a half-million richer after buying a scratch-off ticket and winning a large payout.  Eddie Polston bought a Mega 7s ticket last Tuesday at FiveStar.  He revealed a winning line and a seven-times multiplier which totals $777 thousand.  Polston claimed his winnings the next day at Kentucky Lottery Headquarters and came away with a final payout of just under $552 thousand.  Munfordville FiveStar gets a $7,770 bonus for selling the ticket.

 

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Wednesday, November 16th 2022

Edmonton Woman Dies In Crash On KY 90

An Edmonton woman is dead after a Tuesday morning crash on KY 90 near the Eighty Eight Community in Barren County. A collision report from Kentucky State Police says 62-year-old Karrie Selner was fatally injured as a passenger in a westbound Dodge Caravan driven by 44-year-old Heather Slater, also of Edmonton. The Caravan crossed the center line, struck an eastbound Toyota Highlander driven by 43-year-old Michael Forsythe, of Princeton, and then collided with an eastbound Chevrolet Equinox driven by 62-year-old Timothy Jackson, of Wisconsin.  Selner died at the scene.  Drivers of all three vehicles and a passenger in the Equinox were transported to T J Samson Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injures. The preliminary report does not specify seatbelt usage status for any of the people involved.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Greensburg Drug Arrest

A traffic stop in Greensburg resulted in a drug arrest on Sunday afternoon.   Police observed a vehicle on East Hodgenville Avenue with no brake lights and identified 50-year-old William Posey of Greensburg as the driver.  A brief investigation turned up methamphetamine.  Posey was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.  In addition to a charge of possession, he also faces charges of buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain insurance, having no brake lights, having no registration plate or receipt.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Two Children Die In Crash With Intoxicated Driver

Two children, ages one and two, were killed Sunday afternoon on US 31W in Hardin County.  Police say the vehicle in which they were passengers was hit by a drunk driver.  The incident happened near West Point when a southbound car driven by 42-year-old Angela Chapman, of Radcliff, crossed the center line and struck the victims’ northbound vehicle head-on.  The pregnant mother of the two deceased children was driving the northbound vehicle and was seriously injured.  Angela Chapman was taken to Hardin County Detention Center and booked on two counts of murder, one count of assault and for operating a vehicle under the influence.  She was arraigned in court Monday and entered a plea of not guilty.  She remains jailed with a half-million dollar bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Inmate Flown To Louisville Hospital After Assault By Another Inmate

An inmate at Barren County Detention Center was assaulted by another inmate to the point of having to be flown to Louisville for medical treatment Sunday.   Glasgow Police were called to investigate and identified 28-year-old Austin T. Brown, II as the attacker. The victim, whose identity is not given in the police press release, was originally transported to TJ Samson Community Hospital before being air lifted. Brown was jailed back on August 10th for theft and drug related charges.  He is now additionally charged with assault and intimidating a participant in the legal process.  He is scheduled to appear in court on November 21st and again on December 5th.  He has a $250 thousand bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Multiple Hart County Weekend Drug Arrests

Weekend arrests by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department include:

-  38-year-old James Kyle Ballard of Munfordville.  He faces charges of criminal trespassing, public intoxication by a controlled substance, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia and menacing. 

-  40-year-old Benjamin Butler of Sonora.  He faces charges of wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and promotion of contraband.

-  37-year-old Steven Harold Mayes of Alabama.  He faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin and buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three were taken to Hart County Jail.

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Intoxicated Man Drives Car Onto Golf Course

A drunken man drove his vehicle onto Shady Hollow Golf Course near Cub Run causing damage and then became stuck on a golf cart bridge Sunday morning.  Police were called around 6:30 by course manager J.C. Ramsey after 52-year-old Craig Cox of Indiana appeared at Ramsey’s home asking for assistance.  Cox drove across a green and a practice green then onto a small wooden golf cart bridge where his Cadillac CT6 fell off the right side and became disabled.  Police arrived and arrested Cox for criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.  Ramsey said the course will have to make repairs, but was thankful because damage could have been much worse (under the circumstance).

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Horse Cave City Council Meets

Horse Cave City Council met Monday evening and featured several infrastructure discussions.  Mayor Randall Curry explained the recent sidewalk grant recently presented by Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman.  Securing funding, which totals nearly $435 thousand, has been a high priority goal for the city.  Curry says he sought experience in selecting a grant writer for the project in hopes of making a strong case for consideration.  The mayor said rebuilding sidewalks on the western side of town is badly needed.  The project will include both sides of KY 218 from the railroad crossing up to the KY 335 Junction and should go to contract for construction next year.  Magistrate Ricky Alvey discussed citizen concerns about road conditions of KY 218 in front of Horse Cave Baptist Church and US 31W from the Barren County Line to downtown.  Alvey reminded those in attendance both roads are maintained by the state and not the city.  He says the state is aware of these issues.  A brief update was also highlighted regarding the Horse Cave Bypass project which will provide commercial truck relief from the downtown area by connecting KY 218 to US 31W on the southwest side of town.  The state project is scheduled for letting this winter and could be under construction in 2023.  It will be a two-year project to complete.  In court business, departmental reports were given.  Horse Cave Police will be sponsoring a holiday house decorating contest.  Details are posted on the agency’s Facebook page.  Approval was given for an interlocal agreement to participate in the Kentucky League of Cities Investment Pool and details of the Christmas Parade were announced.  The parade will be at 10am on Saturday, December 3rd and will begin at the fire department.

 

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Monday, November 14th 2022

Weekend Sports Recap

Friday night marked the end of a football season filled with excitement and historical firsts for Hart County.  The Raiders fell to Union County 34-20 in the second round of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Class 3A Playoffs.  Hart County finishes the season with its highest ranking in school history and a 9-3 record.

Hart County High School's Cheerleaders are back-to-back champions.  They competed Saturday at Simon Kenton High School in the KHSAA Region 3 Competition and brought home first place for the second year in a row.

 

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Monday, November 14th 2022

Staff And Juveniles Injured At Adair County Detention Center

Kentucky State Police were called to assist with an internal disturbance at Adair Regional Detention Center in Columbia Friday night.  The facility is one of eight juvenile detention centers operated by the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. Those incarcerated there are between the ages of 11 and 18.  Trooper Jonathan Houk says a juvenile assaulted a staff member, confiscated that staff member’s keys and released other juveniles from their cells.  Troopers and other local law enforcement entered the facility and helped the staff restore order.  Several staff members and juveniles were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment.  Trooper Houk’s description of the incident does not indicate the severity of injury to anyone involved.

 

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Monday, November 14th 2022

Fire At Woodworking Facility In Campbellsville

First responders in Taylor County were dispatched to a fire at a building of Cox Interior on Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville Friday afternoon.  Firefighters discovered a building filled with wood shavings mostly engulfed when they arrived just before 1pm.  Units from four departments were on-scene for about seven hours.  A cause of the blaze is yet-to-be determined.  No injuries were reported.

 

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Friday, November 11th 2022

Fiscal Court Recap

In a recap from Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting, the court approved payment of $3,000 for KARES (Kentucky Area Resources), a real-time directory connecting users of the resource to assistance from career training and workforce preparation organizations, food banks, child care facilities as well as organizations which help with personal and professional advancement. Access to the free resource is available at the KARES.us website.

In other items of business, Jailer Israel Bergenson reported 181 inmates are currently incarcerated.  The court agreed to pursue a grant for additional emergency management performance.  There was a second reading which now finalizes a speed limit of 25 miles-per-hour on Northtown School Road.  A $1 per hour salary increase was approved for maintenance employee Theresa Bostic and Forest Nichols was hired for maintenance.

Related to T. Marzetti and their industrial revenue bond and prior expansion, the court approved a resolution for the Judge to sign an agreement for the special occupation tax and there was a first reading of a lease agreement for termination of the special taxing district on July 1st of 2023.

The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court is scheduled for December 1st.

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Friday, November 11th 2022

Man Assaults Woman With Broom Handle

Glasgow Police were called to investigate the report of an assault at a residence on Washington Street Wednesday night.  When they arrived, they located a woman who sustained injures to her hand and wrist.  Police say 40-year-old Brandon Moulding assaulted the woman with a broom handle. He was taken to Barren County Detention Center.  The victim was transported by Barren/Metcalfe EMS for treatment.

 

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Friday, November 11th 2022

Gun Discharges, Striking A Man At A Grayson County Elementary School

Emergency responders and police in Grayson County were dispatched to Caneyville Elementary Wednesday evening after a man was unintentionally shot. A sheriff’s office report says 37-year-old Matthew Nash of Millwood, Kentucky was running through a hallway of the school playing with a small child. A handgun fell from its carriage position to the ground, discharging and striking Nash in the lower leg.  He was at the school to pick up his kids from sports practice.  Several children and adults were in the gym of the school when the 9mm gun discharged. Nash was flown to U of L Hospital. He was treated then released early Thursday morning. Nash will answer to charges of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and wanton endangerment.

 

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Thursday, November 10th 2022

Voter Breakdown For Hart County:  County Flipped Majority Before Election

With Tuesday behind us, now that candidates and issues have been sorted (locally), we take a look at the breakdown of eligible voters in Hart County to select these candidates and issues.  Out of 14,233 registered voters in the county, 6,345 cast a ballot Tuesday. That's a 44% turnout.  Historically, the county has a very large primary cycle with regard to local races, and -- not all, but many -- winners in May go on to an unopposed victory in November.  That is contributed to the fact Hart County has historically ran more Democrat Candidates than Republicans with the majority of registered voters being Democrat. In a trend over the past several years, that balance has been consistently shifting.  In 2017, the county had 13,409 voters with 7,738 Democrats and 4,829 Republicans.  The remaining 842 were comprised of Independents and other parties.  In July of this year, that breakdown became nearly even between the two majority parties at 6,587 Democrats to 6,563 Republicans. By the end of August, 2022, the county flipped majority with 6,584 Republicans to 6,565 Democrats.  By Tuesday's election, that gap continued widening with 6,659 Republicans and 6,530 Democrats.  The number of Independent and other parties increased as well with 1,044 on Tuesday.  The shift represents a five year 15.6% decrease for Democrats in Hart County over the five year period, while it represents a 27.5% increase for Republicans and a 19.4% increase for Independents and other parties.  The change has the potential to significantly impact (what has been) "normal" in elections of years past, providing a more evenly distributed primary.  Statistics used in this comparison were obtained through the Kentucky Board of Elections.

We ask on our Facebook Poll today, "Have you (recently) or do you plan on changing political affiliation?"  Visit us @wlocradio to participate.

 

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Thursday, November 10th 2022

Veterans Day Schedules

Veteran's Day is Friday.  It is a state and federal holiday with government offices closed.  Many banks and other service providers will be closed.  It is a good idea to check ahead for open/closed status of your destination before heading out to conduct business.  Trash routes in Hart County will run as scheduled on Friday, however the Hart County Solid Waste office will be closed.

 

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Thursday, November 10th 2022

Green County Arrests

Police arrested a Summersville man early Saturday in Greensburg.  A Greensburg Officer was dispatched just before 1am to a complaint on South Main Street of a staggering pedestrian and located 49-year-old Raul Baton in the roadway.  He was taken into custody on a charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place and transported to Taylor County Detention Center.  Greensburg Police arrested a teenager Monday afternoon on a warrant for Disorderly Conduct and Harassment.  Charges are related to an incident involving 19-year-old Haley York of Greensburg on November 2nd.  York was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 9th 2022

Man Shot In Linwood Monday Has Died

The man shot near Linwood Monday night has died.  Kentucky State Police issued a detailed report of the shooting on Tuesday. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that 62-year-old Dennis Wells, of Magnolia, was in a verbal altercation with 31-year-old William Kelleher, of Glasgow.  Wells tookout a gun and fired multiple rounds at Kelleher. William Kelleher was transported Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and then flown from there to University of Louisville Hospital, where he died.

Wells was arrested, charged with murder and lodged in the Hart County Jail with a $250,000 bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

 

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Tuesday, November 8th - Hart County's Election Totals

 

 

US Senate

 

4624

Rand Paul

 

1602

Charles Booker

 

 

US Representative

 

4754

Brett Guthrie

 

1410

Hank Linderman

 

 

State Representative 24th Dist.

4438

Brandon Reed

 

1656

Keith Pruitt

 

 

PVA

 

 

3890

Cindy Atwell

 

 

Judge Executive

 

3818

Joe Choate

 

 

County Attorney

 

3745

Justin Baird

 

 

County Clerk

 

2739

Jon Ross Lawler

 

3490

Felicia Shelton

 

 

Sheriff

 

 

5018

Jeff Wilson

 

 

Jailer

 

 

3841

Israel Brown Bergenson

 

Coroner

 

 

4522

Anthony Roberts

 

 

Magistrate 1st Dist.

 

656

Katherine Kenny

 

564

Phillip Thompson

 

 

Constable 1st Dist.

 

727

James Billy Buck Minton

 

Magistrate 2nd Dist.

692

Ricky Alvey

 

 

Constable 2nd Dist.

 

622

Walter Bush

 

 

Magistrate 3rd Dist.

 

569

Mark Leahigh

 

936

Ronald Riordan

 

 

Constable 3rd Dist.

 

1142

William Tweedy

 

322

Jeremy White

 

 

Magistrate 4th Dist.

 

1095

Doug Wells

 

 

Constable 4th Dist.

 

719

Dennis Amos

 

 

Magistrate 5th Dist.

 

620

Lee Miles

   

 

Constable 5th Dist.

 

572

Joseph Thompson

 

 

Supreme Court Justice

2991

Kelly Thompson, Jr.

 

1170

Shawn Marie Alcott

 

 

Judge Court Of Appeals

2250

Jeff Taylor

 

1457

David Clement

 

 

Judge Court Of Appeals

2928

Kelly Mark Easton

 

 

Circuit Judge

 

3048

Charles Simms III

 

 

Circuit Judge

 

2897

Joseph Ballard

 

 

District Judge

 

2969

William Clauson

 

1985

Teresa Renee McMahan

 

School Board 1st Dist.

654

Tina Rutledge

 

641

Bill Belt

   

 

School Board 4th Dist.

354

Wesley Hodges

 

 

School Board Caverna

300

Mickey Miegon Hatchett

233

Gina Lyon

 

370

Allison Dennison

 

287

Jennifer Page Ballard

267

Colisha Nuckols

 

 

Mayor Bonnieville

 

42

Marie Whitlow

 

 

City Council Bonnieville

43

Colby Smith

 

 

Mayor Horse Cave

 

158

Terry Hacky Riley

 

320

Randall Curry

 

188

Emry Chase Riley

 

 

City Council Horse Cave

337

Larry Bunch

 

317

Velpha Hatchett

 

325

Paul Wilson

 

240

Sarah Barker

 

337

Randy Russell

 

337

Sue Nunn

 

332

Vickie Rogers

 

307

James Perry Wool Martin

 

Mayor Munfordville

187

John Johnson

 

192

Annie Swift

 

51

Susan Smith

 

115

Bob Miller

 

 

City Council Munfordville

285

Jeremy Atwell

 

266

Kenny Shepperd

 

291

Jessica Nunn

 

243

Marcia Hayes Lenz

 

358

Ricky Line

 

 

Munfordville Alch Sales

278

Yes

   

287

No

   

 

KY Constitutional 1

 

2582

Yes

   

2709

No

   

 

KY Constitutional 2

 

3567

Yes

   

2326

No

   

 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Intoxicated Man Wrecks Near Glasgow

A man faces several charges after having a wreck at the intersection of Tompkinsville Road and Falling Timbers Road near Glasgow on Sunday.  Several open alcohol containers and a handgun were found inside the heavily damaged vehicle which came to rest in an adjacent ditch.  Police located 23-year-old George Whiteside a short distance away from the intersection.  He failed several sobriety tests and was arrested.  Whiteside was booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of leaving the scene of an incident, operating a vehicle under the influence, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, operating a vehicle on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of an emergency protective order.

 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Classmate Remembered At Hart County High School

Chalk messages, cones, hats and other items memorialize an empty parking spot at Hart County High School following the Saturday death of 16-year-old Tyler Kelling.  Friends gathered around Tyler’s parking spot to grieve and remember. Principal Greg Cecil said additional counselors were available at the school Monday.  He asks the community to continue remembering and praying for Tyler’s family.  He also asks us to remember Tyler’s fellow students and faculty during days and weeks ahead as the school community navigates their experience of grief and loss.  Tyler Kelling was a member of the class of 2024.

 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

General Election Day Notes

Polls are open for the 2022 General Election.  If early voting is any indication of voter turnout, it should be heavier than the primary.  Hart County Clerk Felicia Shelton said late Monday 904 votes were cast during early voting this past Thursday through Saturday, totaling 1,278 pre-election day votes when including excused early voting.  These numbers are about four and a half times the same totals from May, when there were 206 early votes and 307 total pre-election day votes.  Shelton says citizens registered in Hart County should remember they can vote at any of one of seven polling locations throughout the county:  Horse Cave Fire Department, LeGrande Elementary School, Memorial Elementary School, Munfordville Elementary School, Hart County High School, Bonnieville Elementary School or Cub Run Elementary School.  Remember to bring your ID, which is required to vote.  Anyone with questions about the voting process can call the clerk’s office at 270-524-2751.

 

Join WLOC tonight, live from the courthouse in Munfordville as votes are counted.  We’ll have running totals for our local races as each precinct comes in.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Teen Dies In Weekend Crash

A teen is dead following a crash Saturday morning just east of Canmer along RW Handy Road, just off of Gilead-Fairview Road.  While no official information has been released regarding the incident, funeral details have been announced for 16-year-old Tyler Grant Kelling, of Hardyville. Winn Funeral Home is conducting these arrangements, which will be announced later in our obituaries section of this newscast.  Tyler was a student at Hart County High School, Class of 2024.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Pedestrian Killed On I-65

A man died attempting to cross I-65 on foot in Hardin County on Saturday afternoon.  Police received a call of a man acting erratically around the Springfield Road area, which is near the Bluegrass Parkway Interchange.  The man had been reported jumping over the right of way fence along the interstate around 4:30 eastern time. As officers responded, dispatch received a call of a struck pedestrian on the interstate in the vicinity.  When first responders arrived, the man was deceased.  Sheriff John Ward says the man was from out of state.  The incident blocked the interstate for about an hour.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Two Injured In Crash Between Wax And Clarkson

Two elderly people were injured Friday night in a crash just north of Wax on Grayson Springs Road. Just after 6pm, a 1966 Ford pickup rearended a dump truck hauling soybeans. Both of the injured people were traveling in the pickup. They were taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.  Their names were not officially released by authorities.  The truck had been undergoing restoration.  The driver of the dump truck was not physically injured.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Weekend Fire In Northtown

Firefighters from several area departments battled a large field and forest fire just west of Horse Cave in the Northtown Community along Davis Williams Road Friday night into early Saturday morning. The blaze was contained after several hours with no injuries reported. In addition to responding departments from Horse Cave, Munfordville, Cave City, Bonnieville and Hardyville, the Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. While a cause of fire has not been announced, Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson said Sunday night there is no investigation in progress (at this time) into any related criminal activity.

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Woman Arrested In The Death Of Her Father

A woman is now charged with murder in the death of her father, who died this summer in Glasgow.  Police arrested 45-year-old Cheryl Leighanne Bennett, of Tennessee, Thursday following an investigation into the death of 75-year-old Michael Logsdon who suffered from ALS and was found dead at his residence on July 9th. Autopsy results indicate he died as a result of asphyxia and suffocation.  Investigators believe his breathing machine had been tampered with, leading to Bennett being identified as a suspect.  She is jailed at Barren County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond and appears in court today.

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Weekend Sports Recap

Hart County defeated Trigg County, 43-36, Friday Night in the first round of KHSAA Class 3A playoff action. A second round would-be rematch with Glasgow isn’t to be, though.  The season came to an end for the Scotties in a loss to the Union County Braves, 50-20.  Union County is 11-0 on the season. The Raiders will travel to Morganfield Friday night to take on the Braves.  Morganfield is along the Ohio River on US 60 about halfway between Owensboro and Paducah.  If you can’t make it to the game Friday night, you can catch the broadcast here on WLOC.

 

In other playoff action, Grayson County, LaRue County and Green County all wrapped up their seasons with first round playoff losses in their respective classes while Metcalfe County remains undefeated on the season with a win over Washington County in the first round of 2A playoff action.  The Hornets will host Danville in a second round game this Friday night.

The Raider Band finished up the 2022 marching competition season at the Mid-States Band Association Class 2A Championships in Miamisburg, Ohio on Saturday. The Marching Raiders advanced from prelims to finals, finishing seventh in the multi-state contest.

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Friday, November 4th, 2022 

Barren County man charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested 21-year-old Kaven T. Eder, on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Eder was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. The investigation resulted in a search warrant at a residence in Glasgow on November 3rd. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. Eder is currently charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years old and one count of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years old.  Mr. Eder was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Early Voting Schedules

General early voting is underway for anyone in Hart or surrounding counties who wants to take advantage of not having to be in attendance at a polling location on Election Day. Early voting will only be available at the County Clerk’s Office, not at local polling locations.  Registered voters may vote through Saturday.  The clerk's office in Hart County will be open from 8am until 4pm each day.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Reminder for 2022 Property Tax Collection

Tax collection is underway for all Hart County property tax bills which were mailed out October 28th. A drop box is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building, credit card payments will be accepted online and in office. Property owners will receive a 2% discount if the tax bill is paid by the end of November and bills are due at face value through December. Penalties are applied after the new year. If you are mailing in a payment, please include your tax bill. For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office at  (270) 524-2341.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Greensburg man arrested after disturbance call

A disturbance call late Wednesday night led officers to a residence where an arrest was made. Officers responded to West Columbia Avenue in Greensburg, where they arrested a Greensburg man. 46-year-old David A. Tucker was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree, Public Intoxication & Resisting Arrest. Tucker was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Scammer warning in Warren County

Officials in Warren County say someone driving a white truck is scamming residents.  Several people in the Alvaton area have recently reported a man claiming to seal driveways. The man has been identified as Justin Micael Tinker, who is in his early 20's. Besides giving estimates for the job, he would also convince customers to hand over the cash prior to completion and that he wasn't charging them tax.  Tinker would then take the cash without completing the job. Tinker has told residents that he is associated with reputable businesses in the area. The Warren County Contractors Licensing Board posted the situation on their Facebook and six people said Tinker had stopped by their homes or had offered his services to them.  For some, Tinker would fill the cracks, but not do sealant, stating he would need to leave to go purchase more product, but would never return. You're reminded to double check the legitimacy of any contractors before handing over money for services.

 

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Barren County teacher finalist for state award

A Barren County teacher is among the top three in the state to be chosen as finalist for Special Education Teacher of the Year.  Logan Brooks is an educator who works with hearing impaired students in the Barren County District. The winner of the 2022 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year award will be announced November 21st during the general session in Louisville.

 

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Two people arrested in Greensburg after home break-in

Tuesday night, officers with the Greensburg Police Department responded to a residence after receiving a call. Johnny D. Killinsworth was found in the basement where he was arrested for Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree, violation of conditions of release and alcohol intoxication. Cynthia Andre was also arrested and charged with hindering apprehension, 2nd degree, fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. Killinsworth and Andre were taken to the Taylor County Detention Center where Killingsworth was lodged with no bond and Andre was later released. An investigation into the incident is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Missing teen found safe in Glasgow

A teenager, reported missing Halloween night, has been located. The Glasgow Police Department reached out for the public's help in locating 13-year-old Madison Taylor.  Taylor's last known whereabouts was on West Leech Street Monday night around 9:30 p.m. Officials say the teen was located and is safe.

 

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Two arrested in Hart County

On Friday, 36-year-old Marcus Thompson, of Munfordville, was placed under arrest for Criminal Trespassing, 3rd Degree, Assault, 4th Degree (domestic violence), Terroristic Threatening, 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest. Deputy Bruce Neville is the investigating officer.

 

Also on Friday, 20-year-old Allan Ballard, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st and 2nd Offense, Assault 4th Degree (minor injury), Menacing and Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree. Deputy Andre Barbour was the investigating officer. Thompson and Ballard were both lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Traffic Advisory: I-65 southbound in the vicinity of Exit 86 in Hardin County

Contract crews working on reconstruction of the Glendale Interchange will utilize lane closures for the next two nights (overnight into Thursday morning and Thursday night into Friday Morning). The interstate will be reduced to one lane in both directions beginning at 10pm for re-striping and placement of barrier wall to facilitate next steps of the project. Work requiring these additional lane closures will be finished before 6am each of the specified mornings. With work taking place during lowest volume hours, any delays which occur should be brief. Motorists should slow down upon approach to the Exit 86 Interchange vicinity and be prepared for slower traffic ahead. Pay close attention to work-zone signage for lane closure and lane shift instructions.

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Wanted Man Living Under False Name Arrested In Greensburg

An unrelated investigation resulted in Greensburg Police arresting a fugitive who had been living under an alias for more than a year. Sunday night, 56-year-old John Michael Anderson was taken into custody for parole violation and 2nd degree assault.  He has been listed as wanted since August of 2021. A case investigator determined Anderson had been residing in Greensburg using the name Skyler Jennings.  He was jailed at Taylor County Detention Center without bond.  Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Police Respond To Report Of A Man Undressing In Hotel Parking Lot

Police arrested a man undressing himself last week at Holiday Inn.  Thursday, Glasgow Police were called to the hotel and located 39-year-old Dustin Banks in the parking lot.  He told officers he had purchased new clothes and was changing into them.  A search turned up methamphetamine and an unknown substance.  Banks was jailed at Barren County Detention Center on multiple charges of possession of a controlled substance.

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Secondary Crash Involves Suspected Drunk Driver

A secondary crash injured a man who is suspected of DUI. Sunday, Glasgow Police responded to a request from the Barren County Sheriff's Department for assistance along Old Bowling Green Road just after 8pm.

While the sheriff’s department was investigating the initial crash, a westbound Chevy Impala driven by Bradford Berryman approached the scene and rear-ended an unoccupied vehicle in the road from the earlier crash.  The impact propelled the stopped vehicle into a sheriff’s department cruiser which was also unoccupied at the time.

Berryman was taken to T J Samson Community Hospital and then transferred to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  Alcohol is a suspected contributing factor and charges are expected

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

2022 Tax Bills Now Payable

Hart County's tax bills are arriving by mail and are now payable at the sheriff's office on Main Street in Munfordville.  A drop box for payments is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building.  Credit card payments are accepted online and in person.  Sheriff Jeff Wilson reminds citizens mailing in a payment to include the associated tax bill.

As in years past, property owners will receive a 2% discount for paying by the end of November. Bills are due at face value through December.  A penalty is applied after the new year.

Anyone with questions is welcome to call the department at 270-524-2341.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Local Outdoor Burn Order Lifted, State-Wide Burn Restrictions Remain

Hart County's full burn ban is lifted.  Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate rescinded his executive order Monday morning.  Still, remember the state-wide restriction which remains in effect. During the fall forest fire season, which lasts until December 15th, outdoor burning is banned between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. if the fire is within 150 feet of any woodland, brush or fields containing dry grass or other materials that could catch on fire.

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Weekend Sports Recap

Caverna wrapped up the football season Friday night with a loss to Fort Knox, 40-14.  The Colonels finish 3-7 on the year with a young team and look to continue building toward 2023.

 

Hart County defeated Grayson County in the final regular season game of the year Friday night, 14-0. The Raiders improve to 8-2 heading into the Class 3A playoffs this coming Friday night when they host Trigg County.  The Wildcats finished the regular season Friday night with a loss to Caldwell County, dropping their record to 7-3.  If Hart County advances, a potential rematch is possible.  The Raiders would face the winner of a first round match-up between Union County and Glasgow on November 11th.

 

The 2022 Football Homecoming Court was crowned Friday night at half-time. August Neal was named Queen with Emma Smith being named Runner Up.  Lily Jeffries was named Princess with Lily West being named Runner Up.  Jason Hatfield was named King and Ben Scott was named Runner Up.  Asher Avery was named Prince and Konner Walters was named Runner Up.

 

The Hart County Raider Marching Band finished 11th in State Competition Saturday in Lexington at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A Championships at Bryan Station High School.  The band travels to Ohio this coming weekend to compete in the Mid-States Band Association Class 2A Championships at Miamisburg High School.

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Public Meeting Held This Week For Road Study In Glendale Area

The Glendale Mobility Study is a look at Future Traffic Demands and Highway Needs in South Central Hardin County.

 

A public meeting concerning the study will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at Old East Hardin Middle School in Glendale from 5-7pm. The same materials to be covered in the meeting are on the project website now: GlendaleStudy.com

 

When Ford announced its new "Blue Oval SK" battery plants near Glendale in September 2021, the historic community's future shifted. As early as 2025, Hardin County is expecting to see 5,000 new full-time employees working at the site--and adding a lot more traffic to the area's rural highways. While several major infrastructure projects are underway, this new KYTC planning study takes a look at the local roadway network to understand what additional capacity projects are needed to sustain anticipated growth.

 

After viewing project material at the November 3rd meeting or after visiting the website, the transportation cabinet urges attendees to fill out feedback/questionnaire forms.'

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Early Voting Schedules

General early voting begins Thursday for anyone in Hart or surrounding counties who wants to take advantage of not having to be in attendance at a polling location on Election Day. Early voting will only be available the County Clerk’s Office, not at local polling locations.  Registered voters have three days of early voting, extending through Saturday.  The clerk's office in Hart County will be open from 8am until 4pm each of those days -- Again, Thursday through Saturday, November 3rd, 4th and 5th, and it is open to all county registered voters.

 

Excused early voting is already in progress.  Only those who have qualified for excused voting may participate in this time window which runs through Wednesday, November 2nd.  The office is also open from 8am until 4pm for these voters.

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

KY 357 Work Announced From Munfordville To Boiling Springs Road

Work being done on KY 357 over the past week is in preparation for resurfacing of the roadway. Weather permitting, paving will begin early this week.  The section being resurfaced is about four miles, extending from US 31W in Downtown Munfordville to KY 569 (Boiling Springs Road).  Once it begins, paving should take about three days. Motorists should be prepared for slowly moving and/or stopped traffic ahead.  Flaggers will direct one-way traffic around paving operations.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Man Aims Gun At Teen Walking Dog

A 16-year-old walking a dog in Columbia was the target of a man aiming a gun Monday night.  Police responded to a location on Grissom Street, where the teen’s parents reported the incident.  While investigating, officers made contact with 61-year-old Douglas Lawson at a residence on Pyles Court.  Lawson told police he drew a handgun, believing the juvenile was trespassing, but was unsure.  Lawson was taken into custody and charged with menacing and wanton endangerment.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

KY 357 Work Announced From Munfordville To Boiling Springs Road

Work being done on KY 357 late last week and early this week is in preparation for resurfacing of the roadway. Crews are currently repairing failures in the base of the road.  Weather permitting, paving will begin late this week or early next week.  The section being resurfaced is about four miles, extending from US 31W in Downtown Munfordville to KY 569 (Boiling Springs Road).  Paving should take about three days. Motorists should be prepared for slowly moving and/or stopped traffic ahead.  Flaggers will direct one-way traffic around paving operations.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Hart County Receiving State Money For Resurfacing Nearly Nine Miles Of Roads

While resurfacing is wrapping up for this year as temperatures get colder, the county is receiving funds from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to resurface and make repairs to nearly nine miles of county roads beginning next spring.  Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman is in Munfordville today to make the presentation to Hart County Fiscal Court.  The total is just over $720 thousand and includes Davis Bend Road, Pleasant Hill Road, Dennison Ferry Road, Shelton Road, Sam Goodman Road, John Hornback Road, Commanche Drive, Cherokee Drive, E. Sullivan Road and BF Richardson Road.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Dunkin' Donuts Location Announced

Hype built up about a year ago when the former Taco John’s property in Glasgow (across 31E from the Rural King and Food Lion shopping complex) was bought by a company planning to bring a Cook Out restaurant to the location. Plans for the restaurant were never realized and the property was sold again this past spring.  On Monday, new owners announced the opening of a Dunkin’ Donuts at the location.  The owners currently operate a Dunkin’ Donuts in Bowling Green.  An opening for the Glasgow location is anticipated to take place by mid-November.

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Weekend Sports Ticker

High school football is winding down with two more weekends remaining in the regular season…

Tonight, Caverna is on the road at Jackson County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

 

Hart County is also on the road at Unionville, Tennessee. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and our coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. here on WLOC Sports.

 

The Hart County High School Marching Band enters state competition this weekend.  The Raiders will be at Warren East to compete in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A Quarterfinals on Saturday. Their performance is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. with placements set to be announced at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Thornton's Travel Center Construction Update

There is new information on construction of Thornton’s Travel Center at I-65 in Horse Cave.  In early August, the entrance from KY 218 was built on the south side of the road, opposite of Love's, but a timetable for building the store and fuel center had not been determined. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said a construction permit/bond for road access was in need of renewal, requiring the entrance to be built now or potentially face a new approval process with changing restrictions. Developers decided to proceed to avoid future highway permit conflicts.  Now, it appears construction of the facility may begin within the next few months.  Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry says he received notice from Thornton’s Corporate Office that requests for bids are going out next week with awarding of a contract expected soon after.  Construction is likely to begin early next year.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

School Distict Evaluations Released By State

The Kentucky Department of Education has released district-wide and individual school performance measurements for the 21-22 school year.  In a general note, pandemic stresses are evident in certain areas of student performance measurements.  Until this release, the most recent analysis was issued for 2019, before the pandemic.  The report card format has been revamped, breaking down demographic factors such as economically disadvantaged, indicating career and technical learning participation, and detailing transition to adult life readiness and other metrics.  We will be talking with leaders in Hart County and Caverna School systems in coming days to hear thoughts on their respective evaluations.  Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to access a student’s data through their school.  The general public can visit kyschoolreportcard.com to access district and specific school data, which is now available.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Grayson County Targeted For Seatbelt Usage Campaign

Grayson County is one of five rural counties targeted for a seatbelt awareness and enforcement campaign.  The Hi-5 program announcement was made Thursday in Leitchfield at a joint press conference presented by the Grayson County Sheriff’s  Department, Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  All three agencies are partnering to educate drivers, improve design and construction of roads and decrease injuries and fatalities in crashes. The five counties in the program are among the lowest percentages of seatbelt usage across the state.  Grayson County also has a high fatality to crash ratio.  Lack of seatbelt usage is a contributing cause in a high percentage of fatal crashes.  Officials also remind motorists that buckling up gives a driver the best opportunity to regain control of a vehicle once control is lost.  Seatbelts help keep operators in a driving-posture position.  Regaining control may not only save your life, but could also save the life of other motorists.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Tom Emberton Dies In House Fire

A house fire has claimed the life of a well-known public figure in Metcalfe County.  Edmonton’s mayor released a statement after the Thursday fire confirming the death of Tom Emberton, saying a great father, husband, friend and statesman has been lost.  Emberton made sure his wife made it out the burning house safely and then re-entered the home in efforts to save it but never made it back out. Tom Emberton was 90 years old.  He and his wife, Julia, had been married for 65 years.

 

Emberton was an Air Force Veteran.  During his law and political career, he served as Metcalfe County Attorney in the 1960s and then went on to serve as Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, remaining active on the court until retiring in 2004.  He served on the executive staff of Governor Louie B. Nunn and was (himself) the Republican Party Nominee for Governor in 1971.

 

Metcalfe County’s Tom Emberton – Dead as the result of a house fire at the age of 90.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022\

Husband Charged With Murder Three Years After The Death Of His Wife

Three years after dying in a house fire, a LaRue County woman’s death is now legally being charged to her husband.  Kentucky State Police and LaRue County law enforcement responded to Otter Creek Road near Buffalo on June 12th, 2019. Fire officials reported a deceased individual in the residence after extinguishing the blaze.  Positive identification of the victim was made as Chasidy Wolford, who was 30-years-old at the time of her death.  On Thursday, state police detectives arrested 36-year-old Joshua Wolford.  He is charged with domestic violence murder.  To date, details of Chasidy Wolford’s cause of death have not been officially identified by investigators; however, they say additional charges are likely which may provide more insight into specifics of the murder.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Dispatch Agreement With County And State Police Renewed Along With Other Fiscal Court Business

Hart County has renewed an agreement with Kentucky State Police to continue dispatching services for the county and the annual cost is being considerably reduced.  The current fee is $143,000 and the new agreement specifies just over $109,000.  These new terms were approved at Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting.  In other court business, a speed limit of 20-miles-per-hour is now in effect for Agape Road which was recently accepted into the county’s road system and a lease agreement was signed with Ervin Byler for dog kennels to be used by the county.  The jailer’s report includes 184 inmates at the facility and the sheriff’s report includes receipt of a grant from Community Oriented Policing Services, known as a “COPS Grant”.  The grant is a competitive program designed to provide funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.  Only five were issued in Kentucky.  It was also mentioned to the court that Deputy Caleb Butler is applying to Kentucky State Police.  If accepted into the academy, Butler will be leaving the sheriff’s department in February.   The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court is set for November 10th.

 

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Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Three Injured As Pickup Crashes Into Parked Vehicles

A man suffered a medical emergency and ran through a parking lot, crashing into parked vehicles in Brownsville Monday. Police say 58-year-old Stephen Brown of Plano was driving north on Washington Street in a pickup and veered off the left side of the road. The truck snapped a power pole guy wire in the DAV parking lot and then collided with two vehicles and a dumpster in the Main Street Center parking lot. The dumpster was propelled into a truck where two men were cleaning out the bed of the vehicle.  The two men were knocked to the ground and nearly wedged between the truck and a parked passenger car.  Stephen Brown and the two other men were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

District Volleyball Champ

Green County wins the 18th District Volleyball Tournament… The Lady Dragons defeated LaRue County in three straight sets from Hart County High School on Tuesday evening for the Championship.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Suspects Identified In Vandalism In Cave City

Updating the Brian Doyle Ball Park vandalism story we told you about last week:  Investigators with Cave City Police say they have identified multiple suspects who are believed to be responsible for setting a fire, turning over playground equipment and making obscene markings. A Tuesday press release does not provide any names, but it says suspects involved are juveniles.  Investigators continue gathering evidence in building a case to present for prosecution. Criminal charges are expected to be filed against those who have been identified.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Child dies after horse drawn vehicle crash

A child has died as a result of the horse drawn vehicle crash that happened in Barren County early Monday morning. Following an initial report of the story, Kentucky State Police reconstruction investigators have released details, saying 23-year-old Trevor Walker, of Glasgow, was traveling east on Old Bowling Green Road near Bekton in a 2015 GMC pickup and struck the horse drawn vehicle in the rear. The impact ejected 27-year-old Ella Gingarich who was in control of the horse. Three children, ages six, three and one were also ejected. All occupants of the horse drawn vehicle were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where the six-year-old died on Tuesday.  Ella Gingarich remains in stable condition and one of the children remains listed in critical condition. The third child has been released.  Trevor Walker was not physically injured in the collision.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Cave City Man Arrested At Walmart

A Cave City man was arrested Thursday at Walmart in Glasgow. Police received a shoplifting report and arrived to make contact with 32-year-old Jeremy Raines who had taken items out of the store. A search revealed marijuana and methamphetamine in his possession. An ID check also showed an active warrant.  Raines is charged with his 3rd or greater methamphetamine possession offence.  He is also charged with marijuana possession and theft by unlawful taking.  Jail records show charges of contempt of court and a probation violation. He remains incarcerated at Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Intoxicated Man Arrested In Middle Of Street In Downtown Cave City

\An intoxicated man standing in the middle of the road downtown Cave City was arrested Saturday. Police responded to a disorderly call and made contact with 30-year-old Axel Dee Voght on Broadway Street. Voght charged an approaching officer but was apprehended.  He was taken to the Medical Center at Caverna. He became combative with officers at the hospital and was eventually transported to Barren County Detention Center where he became combative with officers, again. Axel Voght is charged with disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening and assault of a police officer. Jail booking records also indicate being wanted as a fugitive. A court date is scheduled for November 17th.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Caverna/Hart Lose, Green/LaRue Advance To Volleyball Final

The 18th District Volleyball Tournament Final is set.  Green County defeated Caverna and LaRue County defeated Hart County on Monday night to advance to tonight’s championship.  The Lady Dragons and Lady Hawks serve up with the first set at 5:30 from Hart County High School.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Sink Hole Repair Set For Priceville Road

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews from Hart County Maintenance will begin work on repairing a sinkhole along KY 728 (Priceville Road) just east of Cub Run between mile markers 4-5 on Monday.  The eastbound lane will be closed for several days and a temporary signal will be set up to direct alternating one-way traffic through the westbound lane.  Repair is expected to take approximately a week, weather permitting.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Officials Warn Of Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued a consumer alert warning Monday regarding student loan scams.  The advice follows beta testing of the federal student debt relief application.  Scammers have attempted to offer help and ask consumers to complete a fake debt relief application, which allows the scammer to access personal funds or personally identifiable information.  In other cases, student loan scammers have contacted consumers claiming to be affiliated with the Department of Education or a loan servicing provider and then offer specialized repayment plans or access to quicker loan forgiveness. These counterfeit applications may include direct deposit or power of attorney forms.  The attorney general says never give unsolicited callers or emailers your FSA ID, social security number, date of birth or credit card information. Visit studentaid.gov for more information regarding the federal student debt relief application. To report student loan scams, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-432-9257 or online at ag.ky.gov/scams.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Buggy Crash Injures Several, Including Children

Several people in a horse drawn buggy were injured following a serious collision on Old Bowling Green Road between Bon Ayr Road and Bekton Road Monday morning in Barren County.  Just after 8am, police responded and found several injured in the collision, including children as young as one.  At least two were flown to hospitals with serious injuries while others were transported by ambulance.  All those injured were in the buggy.  The road remained closed until just after 2pm.  Additional details are expected to be released as investigation into the crash continues.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Weekend Sports Recap And Look Ahead

In Friday night football…

Caverna came up just short of back to back wins Friday night when they hosted Fort Campbell.  The Colonels were on the short end of a 36-34 score.  With two games remaining on the season, they travel to Jackson County this Friday night before finishing up at home against Fort Knox on the 28th.

 

Hart County lost to Casey County Friday night, 34-22.  Hart County’s district record is final now at 3-1 with Casey County improving their district mark to 3-0.  Casey County travels to Glasgow this Friday night.  A Scotty win still gives Hart County a share of the best district record.  The Raiders travel to Unionville, Tennessee this Friday night and finish the regular season hosting Grayson County on the 28th.

 

The Hart County High School Marching Band wrapped up their regular competition season Saturday at Grayson County.  The Raiders received 3rd place in their class.  This coming weekend, Hart County travels to Warren East to compete in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A Quarterfinals competition. Their performance is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Saturday with placements set to be announced at 4:45 p.m.

 

Hart County is host to the 18th District Volleyball Tournament this week.  First round action begins this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. as Caverna plays Green County.  Hart County plays LaRue County at 6:30 p.m.  The district final is set for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Governor Talks Drug Possession Pardons

Governor Andy Beshear says those convicted of state marijuana possession charges and have otherwise clean records can now apply for pardons from his office.  The Governor commented at length late last week on the subject after President Joe Biden pardoned federal cases and asked governors to wipe out local convictions. Beshear is still considering the President’s request and its potential impact.  The governor says there are differences between federal and state law and said his administration will be analyzing this information before the next steps are announced.  He asked the Administrative Office of the Courts for statistics on how many Kentuckians could be eligible for a state pardon on a possession-only charge.  Beshear also give his perspective on the matter by saying he believes no one should be in jail simply because of possession of marijuana.  According to his estimates, the vast majority of Kentuckians demand medical cannabis be legalized.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Tax Credit Still Available For Those Who Haven't Claimed It

Those who didn’t file taxes in 2019 or 2020 may still be eligible for a child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan Act.  Payments were paid out during 2021 but anyone entitled to the credit but did not receive it can visit GetCTC.org through November 15th to file a simplified tax return to get the full amount.  Qualifying households are able to receive up to $3,600 per child under six years of age and up to $3,000 per child between six and 17 years of age.  Anyone who has a child with a Social Security number is eligible.  Receiving the benefit does not affect other public benefits received.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

One Arrested And One Taken To Hospital After Altercation

An altercation between two men in Leitchfield last week ended with severe injuries for one and an arrest warrant for the other.  Police say the incident happened around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday when 35-year-old Russell Krahwinkel, of Leitchfield, struck the unnamed victim several times in the face and also struck him in the head with a three-foot long piece of 4x4 lumber.  The assault began at a residence on Leavette Avenue and continued as the victim tried to flee.  Officers spent most of the day searching for Krahwinkel, locating him about eight hours later in a nearby garage.  During the arrest, he fought with officers before being taken to Grayson County Detention Center.  Krahwinkel is booked on charges of assault and resisting arrest.  Police say the victim suffered a broken arm during the assault and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center for treatment.

 

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Weekend area high school sports

On the weekend sports ticker… High School Football…

Caverna is looking for back to back wins tonight when they host Fort Campbell.  The Colonels defeated Red Boling Springs last week.  Kickoff from Caverna is at 7pm.

Tonight, it will be a battle of undefeated district records as the Raiders travel to Casey County.  Hart County is 3-0 in district play and this will be the Raiders final district game of the regular season.  The Rebels are 2-0 in district play with a regular season district match-up with Glasgow set for next week.  If the Raiders win tonight, they take the district title outright.  Hart County is currently ranked 8th in the Associated Press Class 3A Poll.  Kickoff from Liberty is scheduled for 7pm central.  Our coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC.

The Raider Marching Band is back in action this weekend.  Hart County will be taking their fall show “Epic” to Grayson County’s marching band contest on Saturday.  The Raiders take the field at 4:30 in Leitchfield.

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Vandalism at Brian Doyle Park

Authorities are looking for vandals responsible for starting a fire and defacing playground equipment in Cave City. The fire department was dispatched to Brian Doyle Ball Park to a report of smoke just after 2pm Thursday. When firefighters arrived, they found a play set and mulch on fire.  They also discovered obscene markings on the ball court and other play sets overturned. Potential witnesses who may have seen anyone at the park between the approximate hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. are asked to contact Cave City Police.

 

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Elizabethtown construction nearing completion

Dixie Highway construction in Elizabethtown is in the homestretch.  Work is complete north of the US 31W Bypass with the exception of a few final striping and pavement marker details.  South of the bypass, contractors have finished outside lane work in both directions and are installing median drainage. This is the final phase of construction.

With significant construction activity in the vicinity of Baptist Health Hardin Hospital, additional signage has been installed to help motorists find entrances to (and navigate around) the facility.

Work is anticipated to be complete by November 15th, when the final traffic configuration will be in place throughout the corridor.

 

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Ky State legislators lawsuit

The Supreme Court of Kentucky is considering whether state legislators can be sued in the wake of Governor Andy Beshear's suit against Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker David Osborne.  The suit centered around the Kentucky General Assembly passing legislation limiting the governor’s emergency powers during the pandemic.

 

Stivers and Osborne filed a motion to be dismissed from the lawsuit, arguing they were covered by immunity as legislators.  A Franklin County Circuit Court Judge denied their motion. Stivers and Osborne appealed.  The Court of Appeals transferred the case to the Supreme Court.

 

The State Supreme Court is the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices sit on the bench all rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The State Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means the ruling becomes case law, governing all similar future cases.

 

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Social Security benefits increase

The US Government is announcing increased Social Security benefits today. This will be the largest single increase in more than 40 years, aimed at offsetting cost of living increases and inflation.  It is a one-size-fits-all increase.  Beneficiaries will get the same estimated near 9% raise regardless of where they live or their abundance of assets.  The adjustment will begin in January, 2023.  For 2022, recipients received a 5.9% increase.  Typically, Social Security beneficiaries simply pass their additional income to other fixed costs, such as Medicare Part B.  But, in a unusual turn of events, Medicare costs are expected to be flat this coming year, meaning Social Security recipients can put their additional money to other uses.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Teenager found after Amber Alert issued 

The teenager featured in a Tuesday Amber Alert has been found.  Police say 16-year-old Julissa Lovick went missing after getting into a car at Elizabethtown College View Campus around 11am.  The alert was issued about four hours later when she could not be located.  Officials with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department made the initial call for public assistance.  A Kentucky State Police Spokesperson confirmed Lovick was found in Louisville around 6:00 p.m.  While no other details were released, the spokesperson says the teen was in a safe condition when she was located.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Recent Fire Department runs

Cave City, Park City and South Barren Fire Departments responded to a house fire along Gateway Court, between US 31W and Stovall Road on Friday.  Firefighters were on the scene about two hours.  No injuries were reported.  The small home is nearly a total loss.

A corn picker caught fire in a field along US 31W just south of Cave City Monday.  Cave City Fire Department fought the blaze for about an hour.  No injuries were reported.  Park City Firefighters also responded.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Adult female taken to medical facility

Police responded to a report of a woman screaming and behaving erratically behind Grayson County Judicial Center in Leitchfield early Tuesday morning.  When they arrived just before 2am, a door to the facility was

open and several tables inside were overturned.  A backpack was found but no suspect could be located.  With additional information, police were able to make a possible identification, noting the suspect as an adult female with a mental health condition.  Her vehicle was parked in the judicial center parking lot.  After unsuccessfully searching her residence, a larger-area search began involving multiple agencies.  About two hours after the initial response, dispatch received a call indicating a suspicious female was sitting in front of Grayson County Nursing and Rehab about a half-mile away. Police confirmed identification of the woman as the subject of the search.  She was taken to a medical facility for treatment.  There is no indication of any charges being filed at this time related to unauthorized access to the judicial center.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Several counties implement burn bans

Hart and several surrounding counties are among a number of local governments implementing burn bans based on dry weather conditions, but residents should be aware of restrictions already in place throughout the state and announced several weeks ago by the Division of Forestry.  There are differences in the state statute and local statutes, but effectively, all outdoor burning from 6am to 6pm is prohibited in all counties in the vicinity of wooded or brush areas.  County statues are more restrictive, banning all outdoor burning regardless of time of day except in established campgrounds with proper fire containment measures.  The state-wide ban runs through December 15th.  County bans will remain in place until rescinded by order. If you have questions about the state-wide ban, visit eec.ky.gov and for local burn bans, contact the county judge executive’s office.

 

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Monday, October 10th, 2022

Kentucky State Police Searching For Breckinridge Co. Escapee

Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 4 are currently searching for a Breckinridge County Detention Center inmate who fled while at the Breckinridge Memorial Hospital.  On October 10th at approximately 1:20 a.m., 30-year-old Kody Claycomb, of Louisville, reportedly had been taken to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital for examination after a fall in the detention center. While at the hospital, Claycomb assaulted the deputy jailer and fled in a detention center vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. This vehicle was reported not to have any type of radio or weapons inside at the time of the escape. The Traverse was later located at 4801 US 60 in Breckinridge Co.

Claycomb is described as a white male, standing 6'0", and weighing approximately 180 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing orange detention center clothing. Claycomb was incarcerated at the Breckinridge County Detention Center in Hardinsburg for possession of methamphetamine. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Claycomb, is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app.

 

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Monday, October 10th, 2022

Fatal motorcycle crash in Green County

A man has died following a Friday motorcycle crash in Green County.  Family members and friends, along with students and staff are mourning the loss of 24-year-old Kelly Michael Durham.  Durham was from Campbellsville and was a choral and music teacher in the LaRue County School System.  Police say around 10:30 Friday morning, he was driving the motorcycle on Summersville-Coakley Road and collided with a passenger vehicle driven by Patsy Moran of Greensburg.  Durham was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where he later died.  A funeral is being held today in Campbellsville.  His fiancée, parents and two brothers survive.

 

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Monday, October 10th, 2022

Fuel tanker fire on KY 88

There were anxious moments as a fuel tanker burned at Day’s Pro Bass along KY 88 Thursday.  Fire departments from Wax, Clarkson and Leitchfield responded around 3pm when the vehicle from Key Oil Company caught fire while offloading fuel at the store.  There were no injuries and no store facilities were damaged in the blaze.  The truck was completely destroyed.  Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall commented he believes a static electric spark initiated the fire which resulted in an explosion of vapors inside the tanker.  Firefighters were on-scene for about two hours.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Friday night high school football

Caverna Colonels will be entertaining Red Boiling Springs, TN, at 7:00 p.m. Friday night. Hart County has the night off.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

City of Cave City Council Meeting

City of Cave City Council Meeting will be held at council chambers at City Hall Monday, October 10th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Field fire destroys a home

A field fire on Hayes Lodge Road sweeps over a Smiths Grove farm Thursday. The fire is believed to have begun after the owner started a burn in a field. However, wind cause embers of the blaze to catch straw on fire at the back corner of the home.  No one was injured during the blaze, but the home is a total loss.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Fatal Collision on US 68 in Marion County

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a two-vehicle injury collision late Thursday morning on US 68 in Marion County. The preliminary investigation revealed that 32-year-old Matthew Brady, of Lebanon, was traveling west on US 68 in a 2015 Nissan Sentra when he crossed the centerline and struck a 2011 Lexus SUV traveling east on US 68 head-on. The Lexus SUV was being operated by 46-year-old Timothy Mays, of Campbellsville.

Mr. Brady as well as a passenger in his vehicle, 33-year-old Amber Perez, of Lebanon, were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. A juvenile passenger in Mr. Brady’s vehicle was transported to Springview Hospital with life threatening injuries and later succumbed to those injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Operation Crash Reduction runs Oct. 7-10

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is promoting Operation Crash Reduction (OCR) to help drivers and passengers remember the importance of seat belt use and other safe driving practices.  Law enforcement will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign, emphasizing seat belt use, from Oct. 7 through Oct. 10 to save lives and prevent injuries due to traffic crashes. Last year there were 229 injuries and 10 deaths on Kentucky roadways during the Oct. 8-11 holiday weekend.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Mosby Ridge Road in Metcalfe County Reopened

Mosby Ridge Road in Metcalfe County has reopened to traffic at the bridge over East Fork Little Barren River. The roadway was closed in June at this location for a bridge replacement project. The detour has been taken down. Some minor work may still be left to be completed, but the roadway will remain open to motorists. The project contract was awarded to Central Bridge Co. LLC in May for a total of $876,767.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Temporary Closure of the Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY - The Green River Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park will be closed starting Saturday October 8, 2022 due to low water. The ferry will remain closed until further notice. For the most up to date information about the status of park roads, visit us on our website, www.nps.gov/maca. For general park information, please phone (270) 758-2180.

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Judge issues burn ban for Hart County

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate has issued a Burn Ban proclamation effective immediately for Hart County. The burn ban is in force until further notice.

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2022

An investigation is underway in Morgantown.

Morgantown Police Chief Giles Taylor confirmed that law enforcement recovered a vehicle from Green River Tuesday night after responding with Butler County Rescue Squad to a boat ramp on Old River Road.

A red Ford F-150 was located in the water by a boat sonar. Kentucky State Police is conducting the investigation.

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Police in Bowling Green search for suspect

Bowling Green Police are asking for the publics help in identifying a person who was attempting to enter a home. Tuesday, September 20th, an unknown suspect was seen on multiple surveillance cameras trying to open a window of a home near WKU's campus. After video was posted on social media, police received information about an individual who turned out to not be connected to the crime.

The suspect is described as a white, thin male with possible facial hair. He was wearing a light-colored hooded jacket and dark pants. And he appears to have a large key chain attached to the right side of his pants.

If you have any information, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Delay requested in murder trial in Hardin County

Attorneys are asking for a delay in the trial for four men charged with murder in the shooting death of a Chicago man. The trial for Jules Gregory, 24-year-old Jalen Michael Cooley, both of Radcliff, 34-year-old Danta Reneal Collins, of Vine Grove , and 21-year-old Jordon Williams, of Fort Knox, is scheduled to begin Oct. 24th. In Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday, he attorneys discussed the request, citing the need for time to examine additional evidence that prosecutors could use at trial. A ruling on the request was not made Tuesday, but a hearing is scheduled for October 11th. All four men are charged with complicity to murder and complicity to commit first-degree robbery in the April 2021 death of 30-year-old Quincy K. Ukaigwe.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

KSP accepting applications for troopers

KSP are now accepting applications for those who want to pursue a career as a trooper. State police say current law enforcement officers may also apply for the accelerated program. The cadet class is scheduled to start Feb. 28th. The agency says starting salary for sworn officers is $61,500 annually. The deadline to apply is Oct. 28. And to apply, visit the state police website.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Hardin County woman charged with child sexual abuse

A Hardin County woman is in jail after she was accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child.  According to court documents, 31-year-old Brittany Jameson confessed to photographing herself performing sexual acts with a 7-year-old boy. She told investigators she took the photos with the intent to sell them for money.  The photos were found at the child’s home.  Jameson was charged with promoting a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance.  She is currently lodged in Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Two people indicted in Logan County murder investigation

Two individuals have been indicted in Logan Circuit Court in relation to a murder investigation. 24-year-old Maleek Goodson, of Clarksville, has been indicted on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender.  37-year-old Elizabeth Ford, of Clarksville, faces multiple charges, including murder by complicity, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree robbery by complicity and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The murders occurred August 11th where a man was found dead near his residence on Deer Lick Road.  KSP troopers and detectives responded to the scene after receiving a complaint warrant, where they discovered 57-year-old Ronald W. Cable shot in his driveway. Witnesses stated that “Cable was following a woman heading toward a dark gray SUV, where he held onto the driver's side as the vehicle pulled away.

Shots were heard shortly after. Cable stated he had been shot. He later died from his injuries in his driveway.

Officials were able to trace an email back to Ford, which led them to an Inn and also located a man with her through video footage. Goodson and Ford were arrested in late September and taken to the Logan County Detention Center. Arraignment for Goodson and Ford is scheduled for November 3rd in Logan Circuit Court.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Infrastructure improvement grant awarded to Metcalfe County

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman was in Edmonton Monday morning to award Metcalfe County $1,568,171 in funding for projects that would improve the county’s infrastructure.  Community Block Development Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funds will allow the county to build a new food bank distribution building and resurface the parking lot. The park currently provides free public meeting rooms, meals and shelter for the county's homeless. Two separate grants will address water line extensions in the county. Once the project is complete, several families in the county will have access to water for the first time.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking input from Kentuckians on its policy-based 2022-2045 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP) to support a multi-modal network well into the future. The public can review and comment on the draft plan via a survey at GetThereTogetherKY.org between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2.

Input gathered will be used to help finalize the plan, which outlines the goals, policies, needs and improvement priorities to set the direction of Kentucky’s transportation system for the next 25 years. The plan will be finalized in December 2022.

 

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Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Construction worker dies at Central Hardin High

A construction worker died last week at Central Hardin High School. Police identify the victim as 46-year-old Brian Clemons of Hazard.  The school is currently in the process of a remodeling project.  First responders were called around 7:30 Thursday morning and arrived to find Clemons pinned between construction equipment.  After being freed, he was taken to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

As word of the incident spread with emergency personnel on scene, Central Hardin Administration quickly reached out to school contacts, saying no students or staff were involved and asked the community to remember the victim's family.

 

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Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Downtown E-town re-development

Hardin County Fiscal Court has approved selling the courthouse on the Elizabethtown square and if the current plan becomes a reality, it will be converted to a hotel with food and beverage amenities.  Weyland Ventures, a development group in Louisville is paying just under $700 thousand for the building.  Local businessmen Carl Swope and Kevin Addington are partnering with the developer on the acquisition.  Downtown Elizabethtown has been the focus of increasing re-development over the past decade with a vibrant restaurant scene --- combined with coffee shops, a day spa and a cosmetics store representing a sample of compelling destinations.

Weyland Ventures is expecting to invest an estimated total of $8 million in the old courthouse location which currently houses offices of the county attorney. The approved purchase agreement says the county attorney can continue using the facility until the end of this coming April.  A number of historic and culturally sensitive features of the property are also to be maintained.  No specific timeline is known for the planned conversion.
 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Area sports action

The Raiders are 5-1 and head into fall break hosting Taylor County tonight. The Cardinals are 3-3 on the season. Kickoff is set for 7pm tonight.  Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC.  Caverna is off this weekend. The next game for the Colonels will be October 7th, when they host Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. The Reds begin a weekend series today with the Cubs.  First pitch is set for 1:20 from Wrigley Field in Chicago.  Our coverage begins at 1pm here on WLOC.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Man captured after fleeing police

A man ran from police while being served a warrant in Leitchfield early Thursday.  An officer arrived at a residence on Thomas Street just before 3am when 36-year-old Edwin Tyler Duff tried to flee.  The officer caught up with Duff and a scuffle began which resulted in Duff being tased. Duff experienced a medical episode after the taser exchange and EMS transported him to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.  He was treated and taken to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and fleeing or evading.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Horse & buggy struck by pickup

A horse and buggy was hit by a pickup in Glasgow Wednesday morning.  The collision happened near the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Sorensen Drive.  Police say Roger Richardson was operating the truck and topped a hill.  He saw the buggy but was unable to avoid striking it.  The buggy driver is identified as Daniel Yoder.  An adult male passenger was also in the buggy.  No one was seriously injured.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Woman faces animal cruelty charges

A woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty in Edmonson County.  Officials worked to rescue more than a dozen dogs from unsafe and unsanitary conditions in a camper last weekend.  Court records identify Deborah Jeanette as the owner of these animals, which are now in the care of Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society. The agency says an older dog among the group did not survive. Joe Daugherty is the Edmonson County Dog Warden and he says unacceptable treatment of animals will not be tolerated and expressed his appreciation for all the agencies which helped with the incident.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Procedural inadequacies found in Larue County Clerk's audit

 

Though no wrong-doing is alleged, the LaRue County Clerk’s Office has been called out for procedural inadequacies in their annual audit released this past Tuesday.  The annual review of Rhonda Metcalf and staff was conducted by State Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon and details a need for separating various duties within office operations. The report states LaRue County's Clerk does not have adequate segregation over receipts, disbursements and reconciliations. This is a repeat finding from the previous year's audit.

In responding to the report, Metcalf says this condition is the result of a limited budget, which restricts the number of employees the county clerk can hire for delegation of duties. Harmon says a lack of oversight could result in undetected misappropriation of assets and could also result in inaccurate financial reporting to external agencies. He also says separation of these duties is essential for providing protection from asset misappropriation and inaccurate financial reporting while also protecting employees. Harmon says if this is not feasible due to lack of staff, cross checking procedures could be implemented and documented by the individual performing these procedures. Metcalf says she done her best to ensure there is segregation of duties, however with a small staff, there are limits to managing those duties. Again, the audit is critical of procedural inadequacies but does not allege any misappropriation, major errors or any wrong-doing by the clerk or her staff.

County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties. The full LaRue County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Additional signage for State Quarry Road

State Quarry Road between Park City and Cave City will be getting additional signage following two recent truck versus train collisions. In July, a man driving a dump truck was killed at the railroad crossing, which is just off US 31W.  Earlier this month, a man was seriously injured in another incident at the same location. State Quarry Road is county route.  Barren County Fiscal Court has entered into an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install stop ahead and railroad signs on approaches of the crossing. KYTC will also apply railroad ahead pavement markings on each approach. The agreement is a cost of approximately $750 for the county and is a result of a meeting between emergency management, KYTC and Park City Stone, which operates a quarry adjacent the road. County officials have discussed the possibility of adding crossing gates, but KYTC officials say road stakeholders such as the state, a county or city cannot install crossing gates or flashing lights at crossings. Those are installed and maintained by railroads and are added under their discretion.

 

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Attempted juvenile abduction investigation

Officials in LaRue County are investigating an attempted abduction of a juvenile in the Mount Sherman area Wednesday morning. A report from the sheriff’s department says the suspect drives a gray Nissan Altima and is described as a white male, 5’6” to 5’8” with a brown beard and wearing a red University of Louisville shirt.  There is no report of injury related to the incident.  The department is requesting citizens in the area with security video to check for footage which might have captured the car.  The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department phone number is 270-358-3120.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

County stations set up on state roads

Several traffic count stations have been set up across the area on state roads.  Transportation officials say they have received several calls asking about these locations and there is no specific project associated with these counts.  A spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says state routes are counted on a regular interval of every two or three years. Higher volume roads are counted most frequently. Routes like I-65 and some US route segments along routes like US 31W and US 31E have permanent counting stations that consistently monitor volumes. Counting stations are set up for four or five day stretches to gather Average Daily Traffic.  A breakout of truck traffic is measured with many of these counts. Data collected is used for future traffic modeling and planning of highway projects.

 

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Metcalfe County Clerk's office receives clean audit

The Metcalfe County Clerk’s Office has received a clean audit from 2021.  The annual financial statement from Shannon Fields and staff shows no discrepancies or irregularities according to State Auditor Mike Harmon. State law requires the auditor conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs. The Metcalfe County summary is one of ten reports issued by the state auditor on Tuesday. The general audit process looks at receipts, disbursements and excess fees in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The auditor also notes there are no apparent issues involving internal control over financial reporting and office operations in Metcalfe County. County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties. The full Metcalfe County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Large animal no cost burial services available

Large animal owners in Hart County may be unaware no cost burial services are available.  To help continue offsetting expense, a $15,000 check has been presented to the county by Tom Croghan, Treasurer of Hart County Conservation.  The district secured a grant from the Kentucky Agriculture Development fund.  Judge Executive Joe Choate says in the last fiscal year, 292 cows and horses were buried in the county at no cost to owners.  He says the money will go a long way in helping make sure the service continues.  Anyone needing cow or horse burial in Hart County can call the judge’s office in Munfordville at 270-524-5219.

 

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Grayson County crash injures two people

A violent crash on KY 187 (Shrewsbury Road) just west of Nolin Lake in Grayson County Monday afternoon seriously injured two people.  Police and EMS responded just before 3:00 p.m. and observed a Kia Soul turned over and a mangled Chevrolet Cruze with a trapped driver.  The two collided in a near head-on position when Rae Ann Blankenship was traveling north in the Chevrolet and James Meredith entered the roadway with the Kia headed south.  The Kia spun off the road into a yard where it came to rest on its top.  Meredith was able to get out and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Blankenship had to be extricated from the Chevrolet and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.

 

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Caneyville man arrested for theft

A man from Caneyville has been arrested in Butler County after stealing a motorcycle. Morgantown police stopped 40-year-old Jody Embry Wednesday night for a traffic violation. A check of the registration came back as stolen from Grayson County. Embry’s license had previously been suspended and he had an active warrant in Butler County. A search revealed an unspecified drug. He is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and with non-moving traffic violations. Jody Embry has a lengthy history of similar arrests and charges dating back to at least 2010.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Sports ticker

The Hart County Raiders defeated Adair County Friday night 35-13 to improve to 5-1 and stay undefeated in district play.  The Raiders head into fall break hosting Taylor County this Friday night. The Cardinals are 3-3, coming off a loss Friday night at Casey County.

Caverna lost to Nelson County Friday night 45-22. The Colonels are off this Friday night. Their next game will be October 7th, when they host Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.

The Raider Band placed 4th in Class 2A Saturday at Warren East. Hart County's color guard was 2nd in their class and percussion was 3rd in their class. The next competition for the Raider Marching Band is October 16th, when they head to Grayson County's contest.

The Reds defeated the Brewers Sunday 2-1, avoiding a weekend sweep.  Cincinnati plays at Pittsburg tonight to begin a three-game series.  Air time here on WLOC is 5:10 with a first pitch set for 5:35.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Theft at Glasgow's Rural King

Rural King in Glasgow continues to be a common target for theft.  Authorities are asking for public help in identifying a suspect who hooked up to a utility trailer and drove off over the weekend. Security video shows a gray, mid-to-late 2000’s Kia Sportage with no license plate and a man described as a white male of slim build, wearing a dark gray hoodie, jeans, a face mask and orange gloves. Anyone with information should contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Three men sought by Hodgenville police

Police in Hodgenville are looking for three men with active warrants. Kevin "Dewey" Day is wanted for 4th degree domestic assault. Seth Brown is wanted for possession of a controlled substance and related charges. Shane England is wanted for 1st degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12.  Anyone with information about these suspects should contact law enforcement.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

UTV driver dies in crash

A man is dead after a wreck on a public road involving an off-road vehicle.  State Police were called to a location on Bengal Road in Taylor County just after 8:00 a.m. Friday. A preliminary investigation report says 57-year-old Cheryl Sanders, of Campbellsville, was traveling east in a 2013 Honda Odyssey when she struck a Kubota UTV also traveling east in the rear. The UTV was being driven by 69-year-old Jason Jones, of Campbellsville, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Contractor bankruptcy stalls road project

A Grayson County $6.5 million road project continues to be stalled with the awarded contractor in bankruptcy. The project to straighten a section of US 62 known locally as "Beehive Curve" between Leitchfield and Clarkson began in 2021 and abruptly stopped this spring with about half of the work complete. Charles Deweese Construction, Incorporated has a debt to subcontractors and suppliers in excess of $100 million and filed for bankruptcy on July 1st.

A release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says discussion is ongoing with the bond entity involved in the project contract with an intent to hire a replacement contractor as soon as possible. Bonding company representatives will visit the US 62 worksite to scope the contract they will be taking to potential bidders. The bonding company is responsible for hiring a replacement contractor.  A timeline for completion is not known, but the project will be pushed into 2023 instead of being completed before this winter as originally planned.

KYTC is performing some temporary seeding and access maintenance to affected parcels along the construction corridor until a new contractor is selected.

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Shootout claim leads to arrest

A man shot up his own home and then claimed he was in a shootout with burglars.  Police in Grayson County responded a residence on Pearman Road near Wax when 44-year-old Dewayne Logsdon reported he exchanged gunfire with three suspects who were attempting to break in. When officers arrived, no suspects were located and Logsdon was standing on a front porch, sweating heavily. He told officers 70 to 80 rounds were shot at the house. During questioning, Logsdon's story about the incident was inconsistent. After receiving permission to search the premises, marijuana, a suspected crack pipe and blue powder were located along with multiple handguns and rifles. A surveillance camera at the home was reviewed with no indication of any suspects.  Logsdon was seen coming and going with various guns for about two hours before his call to authorities.

 

Dewayne Logsdon was taken into custody and is charged with possession of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an incident, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Possession charges are enhanced due to the presence of firearms.

 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Fatal Crash On 31W Near Bonnieville

A Leitchfield woman died in a single vehicle crash on US 31W near Bonnieville Wednesday afternoon. A collision investigation report says just before 2pm, 26-year-old Hope Davis was traveling south and for an unknown reason veered off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The vehicle overturned and caught on fire. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Man Injured In Wood Milling Incident

A man is critically injured after being impaled when wood mill equipment propelled a piece of lumber at him Wednesday morning. The incident happened at Interstate Hardwoods on Pine Ridge Hill just north of Munfordville. The sheriff’s department confirms they responded but did not issue a report because the incident was deemed accidental. The man was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Motorcycle Crash Injures Man

A Mount Sherman man was critically injured in a motorcycle collision Wednesday morning in LaRue County. Police say 47-year-old James Benningfield was traveling east on KY 1906, known as Mount Sherman Road, driving a 2005 Honda. The crash report says Benningfield drifted into path of a westbound 2017 Nissan van while in a curve. The van was driven by 31-year-old Nathaniel Chapman of Upton. Benningfield was taken to LaRue County’s EMS Station and then flown to University of Louisville Hospital. Chapman was not physically injured.

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Hart County Arrests

Recent arrests from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department include 35-year-old Brian Caven of Greensburg. He was taken into custody September 10th and booked at Hart County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication by a controlled substance. He is also served a probation violation warrant. September 14th, 57-year-old Troy Trulock of Munfordville was taken into custody and booked at Hart County Jail on charges of wanton endangerment and Terroristic Threatening. Brian Caven remains jailed. Troy Trulock is no longer listed as an inmate.

 

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Multi-Fatal Crash On KY 90 Near Cave City

A multi-fatal crash has happened on KY 90 just south of Cave City. Tuesday evening, a semi collided with an SUV near the former Crystal Onyx Cave entrance.
 

State police say 28-year-old Singh Gill of Fresno, California was driving the semi toward Glasgow and failed to observe a vehicle in front of him slowing to make a left turn. He swerved to avoid hitting the turning vehicle and struck a northbound 2005 GMC Yukon driven by 76-year-old David Hayes of Cave City who died at the scene. Two other passengers in the SUV died, 54-year-old Katie Yoder and 55-year-old Daniel Yoder both of Horse Cave. Two more passengers were flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital are are listed in stable condition. They are identified as 20-year-old Roseanne Yoder and 14-year-old Joseph Yoder all of Horse Cave.
 

Clearing and reconstruction required closure of the road for several hours, which opened around 1:30 this morning.
 

This is the second fatal crash this month on the stretch of KY 90 just south of Cave City. A man was killed September 8th in a crash just slightly north of last night's wreck when he crossed the center line and hit a box truck head-on.
 

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Friday, September 16th, 2022

Weekend Sports Ticker

Congrats to Hart County Golf Teams for their wins over Warren East, Warren Central and Grayson County on Thursday in Bowling Green.  Regional play is up next for the Raiders and Lady Raiders.

 

Hart County hosts Glasgow tonight in high school football.  The Raiders are 3-1 following a tough loss last week against Campbellsville.  Glasgow is 4-0 with an average winning margin of 35 points per game. Kickoff is set for 7pm.  Coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC.

 

The Colonels travel to Brownsville tonight to take on the Wildcats for a 7pm kickoff.  Caverna is 1-3 on the season.  Edmonson County is still looking for their first win of the season at 0-4.

 

The Reds snapped a six game losing streak with a 3-2 win in Saint Louis Thursday night. The two are back at it tonight with a 7:15 start time. The broadcast tonight is being preempted by Hart County High School Football.  The Reds and Cardinals play a Double Header tomorrow with games set to begin at 12:15 and 6:15. Sunday baseball begins at 1:15.  Catch Saturday and Sunday games here on WLOC.

Good luck to the Hart County Raider Marching Band as they perform their 2022 show, "Epic" in competition Saturday evening.  Their performance is scheduled for 6:30 at Ohio County High School.

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Friday, September 16th, 2022

City of Horse Cave special meeting

The City of Horse Cave will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday for a second reading to adopt tax rates for the year.  The meeting will take place at Horse Cave City Hall.  A first reading was approved during a previous meeting. Tax rates will be set if the measure passes.  The reading pertains to real and personal property, water craft and motor vehicles.  The tax rate reading is the only item of business on the meeting agenda.

 

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education meets at 6pm (Thursday, 9/15).  One of the main tasks of the board each year is to set the school tax rate, which will be decided during the board meeting. There will be a public hearing regarding the tax rate beforehand. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 5:30.  Both the hearing and the board meeting will take place at Hart County High School. The board is proposing a 57.8 cents on real property and 60.6 cents on personal property. Proposed rates are per $100 assessed value.

 

The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2022 was 60.6 cents on real property and 60.6 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $4.5 million. The proposed 2023 rate is estimated to produce $4.9 million.

 

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Final night of ramp closure near Munfordville

Tonight is the final ramp closure for I-65 work near Munfordville. The interstate northbound on ramp will be closed from 7pm to 7am Friday morning.  Motorists needing to access northbound I-65 will have to do so from Horse Cave or Bonnieville. As work on the overall thin-lay surfacing project is completed, striping and pavement marker placement will be occurring on the interstate between Exits 53 (Cave City) and 65 (Munfordville). Motorists should continue to be aware of varying lane closures through the area.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Teacher enters guilty plea

After being indicted and pleading not guilty nearly three years ago for having sexual interaction with a 13-year-old female student, a former Barren County Middle School teacher has now entered a guilty plea to related charges and faces up to 17 years in prison.

Court records from September 6th in Barren County indicate 30-year-old William Gardner (who was 27 at the time of the initial sexual relationship with the minor) entered a guilty plea to first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, tampering with a witness and prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor for sexual activity.

Gardner was arrested in October 2019 when the student told authorities of several encounters between the two.  When interviewed by investigators, Gardner admitted sexual contact with the girl.  After being indicted, Gardner was released in April of 2020 on a $75,000 bond.

Investigators were notified of continuing sexual relations between the two in July of 2020.  Surveillance video from a Horse Cave Hotel confirmed them together. When interviewed, the girl told investigators she had a sexual encounter with Gardner at the location and had been picked up by him on three other occasions, resulting in second arrest.

William Gardner will appear before a judge for sentencing on December 9th. Prosecution recommended the 17-year-term, along with a $1,000 fine and five years of conditional release.  Prosecution also made a recommendation to limit parole eligibility until Gardner serves 85% of his sentence.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

DUI arrest in Leitchfield

A man driving on Western Kentucky Parkway while nearly three and a half times over the legal blood alcohol limit was arrested Monday night by Leitchfield Police.  Officers were notified of a reckless driver and located a Toyota pickup swerving and traveling approximately 35 miles per hour. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver continued swerving and traveling at slow speed before exiting the parkway at Clarkson and pulling over at a convenience store.  Contact was made with 28-year-old Adam Whitman of Lebanon with a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle.  Several empty liquor containers were in plain view. The attending officer says Whitman was so drunk that it was not possible to complete a sobriety test. He was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center for medical clearance before being jailed at Grayson County Detention Center. The DUI is at least Whitman’s fourth since 2018.  One of those arrests was last September in Hart County.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

All clear at WKU

All is clear after several tense hours filled with confusion early Wednesday on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Two separate incidents regarding potential explosives resulted in evacuations and canceled classes. Word initially began spreading of an explosive device discovered at the construction site near Cherry Hall. A short time later, university officials issued a statement that the object was not an explosive but was large electrical fuse-type device. It is not clear how or why the device was originally observed and reported as an explosive. After the report from near Cherry Hall, a bomb threat was directed at a campus parking structure. The two nearly simultaneous issues made for mixed understandings by the university community as officials worked through procedures and protocols to ensure safety of the surrounding area. Ultimately, the bomb threat was not legitimate and a female student was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening.  The threat was made on social media as a joke.  University officials say they consider all threats seriously and investigate to the fullest.  The arrested student could face five to ten years in prison, if convicted.  Classes resumed Wednesday afternoon and are on a normal schedule for Thursday.

 

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

KY 70 closure extended until Saturday

Closure of Brownsville Road (KY 70) will be extended until 7am Saturday.  Construction crews closed the road Wednesday morning from Mammoth Cave Parkway to the park’s entrance on the Brownsville side. The road was originally scheduled to reopen Friday morning.  Contractors say they are going to need additional time to perform pavement sealing, clean culverts, repair parking areas, install rumble strips and lay new striping.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at Hart County High School on September 15, 2022 at 5:30 PM to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 57.8 cents on real property and 60.6 cents on personal property.

 

The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2022 was 60.6 cents on real property and

60.6 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $4,576,411.10.

The proposed General Fund tax rate of 57.8 cents on real property and 60.6 cents

on personal property is expected to produce $4,934,553.37. Of this amount,

$655,830.06 is from new and personal property. The compensating tax for 2023 is

55.6 cents on real property and 60.6.6 cents on personal property and is expected to

produce $4,766,971.70.

 

The general areas to which revenue of $358,142.27 above 2022 revenue is to be

allocated are as follows: Cost of collections, $12,535; building fund, $12,500; instruction,

$195,000; transportation, $35,000 and maintenance of plant, $103,107.27.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Federal funds released for storm disaster relief

Nearly nine months after devastating storms destroyed homes and businesses across Hart and several surrounding counties, US Small Business Administration and FEMA are releasing $95.7 million in federal funds for disaster recovery. From this funding, over $15.8 million is marked for housing assistance payments and other disaster losses and critical needs, while more than $59.3 million are marked for low-interest disaster loans by homeowners, renters and businesses.

A total of sixteen counties were designated for federal assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program: Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.

In addition to individuals, FEMA says 23 county governments are eligible for public assistance, locally including Hart, Barren, Grayson, Marion, Logan, Meade, Breckinridge, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.  Public assistance will allow communities to get assistance with the cost of repair, rebuilding and emergency work, including reimbursements for debris removal, damaged roads and infrastructure.

Public assistance relief includes planned payouts on 692 total projects and has provided more than $20.6 million to date for reimbursements.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Clean audit for Hart County Clerk's Office

The Hart County Clerk’s Office has received a clean audit from 2021.  The annual financial statement from retired Clerk Lisa Hensley Sanders and staff shows no discrepancies or irregularities according to State Auditor Mike Harmon. State law requires the auditor conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs. The Hart County summary is one of ten reports issued by the state auditor on Tuesday. The general audit process looks at receipts, disbursements and excess fees in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The auditor also notes there are no apparent issues involving internal control over financial reporting and office operations in Hart County. County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties.

The full Hart County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Warrant served and arrest in Leitchfield

A woman with an active warrant was arrested along South Clinton Street in Leitchfield last Friday. Just after 9am, 46-year-old Angela Lemons was walking south on the road when a patrolling officer recognized her. Lemons was found in possession of methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and Gabapentin prescription pills in an over-the-counter pill bottle. Lemons claimed these items did not belong to her.  She was arrested on possession charges and served the warrant, which had been issued out of Breckinridge County.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Cave City man arrested after traffic stop

A strong smell of marijuana prompted the arrest of a man in Cave City last Thursday night during a traffic stop. An officer observed 57-year-old Johnny Brown pulling out of a convenience store on Happy Valley Street without headlights turned on. After contact was made, Brown was arrested for being impaired while driving, trafficking in marijuana and several traffic violations including not having insurance.  He was taken to Caverna Hospital and then transported to Barren County Detention Center.  He was released from Jail on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court on October 10th.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Felony drug arrest at police checkpoint

Cave City Police released details of a felony drug arrest following a US 31W traffic safety checkpoint setup on September 2nd.  Officers noticed a strong marijuana odor from a vehicle being driven by 61-year-old Randy Rush.  A search of his car turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, gabapentin and items of drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested on multiple possession charges as well as failure to produce proof of insurance. Rush was taken to Barren County Detention Center and released the following day.  He appears in court on September 26th.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Pursuit in Glasgow leads to various charges

A police chase north of Glasgow ended with the arrest of an intoxicated Cave City man Monday. An officer attempted to stop 22-year-old Brandon Heath for speeding along US 31E.  Heath continued north and turned onto Goodnight Road and then turned onto Cap Redford Road. The pursuit ended in a field along Whitney Woods Road.  Police say Heath tried to collide with emergency vehicles during the pursuit. He was taken into custody and charged with disregarding a traffic control signal, reckless driving, speeding, two counts of attempted first-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading, improper passing, failure to give right of way to an emergency vehicle, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. No injuries occurred during the incident. Heath is jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Area sports recap

Hart County was handed their first loss of the season Friday night.  The Raiders were defeated on their home field by Campbellsville 30-21, dropping thier record to 3-1.  Hart County will host Glasgow Friday for a 7pm kickoff.

Caverna falls to 1-3 on the season after losing to Berea Saturday afternoon, 47-6.  The Colonels travel to Brownsville to take on Edmonson County Friday night.

The Reds dropped two of three over the weekend with a close loss to the Brewers 7-6 Sunday afternoon.  The Pirates come to Cincy to start a three game set tonight.  First pitch is at 5:40.  Our coverage begins at 5:10 this evening here on WLOC.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, September 16th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 2:00 p.m.  We have “Drive through pick up”. Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to WLOC Radio 1150 AM or 101.7 FM for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Dump truck hit by train near Park City

Another dump truck has been hit by a train near Park City.  The collision Friday happened before Noon on State Quarry Road, near the same spot where a man driving a dump truck was killed during a crash with a train back in early July.  The unidentified driver from the wreck on Friday was air-lifted to Louisville but had non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Police chase results in arrest

A police chase ended in Greensburg Thursday and resulted in the arrest of a man from Campbellsville.  Police say 26-year-old Robert Linton refused to pull over when a traffic stop was initiated in Taylor County. Linton was driving a motorcycle on US 68 at high speed during the chase around 3:30, during peak afternoon travel.  He is charged with fleeing or evading, reckless driving and speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the speed limit.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

WKU student quarantined with Monkeypox

A WKU Student is in quarantine with a case of Monkeypox in Bowling Green.  The student is under supervision of the public health department.  University officials say there is very little risk of spread within the campus environment. Sporadic cases have been reported throughout the region.  Public health officials say personal contact and contact with contaminated items is the primary vehicle for spread of Monkeypox and most people are at low risk for transmission.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Intoxicated driver strikes construction worker vehicle

An intoxicated driver hit a construction worker vehicle on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Glasgow Thursday. Police say 24-year-old Corey Shirley, of Glasgow, had collided with a Safe Site Construction Vehicle in the active construction zone causing severe damage.  Shirley is charged with driving under the influence, second offence with aggravating circumstances and criminal mischief.  He was released Friday and is scheduled to appear in court October 10th.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Bowling Green man arrested after foot pursuit

A suspected shoplifter was arrested after a foot pursuit at Rural King in Glasgow on Thursday.  Police responded and made contact with 39-year-old Christopher Branch, of Bowling Green, who fled a short distance before being caught and arrested.  A search of his vehicle turned up methamphetamine. He is charged with his second possession offence and fleeing or evading on foot and remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center. He appears in court this Thursday.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Drug arrest after traffic stop

A traffic stop last week in Glasgow resulted in the arrest of a woman on drug charges. Police stopped 54-year-old Joyce Stamper, of Glasgow, Thursday along Preston Street for expired registration. A vehicle search turned up Hydrocodone and Gabapentin not in a proper container. Stamper was arrested and faces possession charges related to these substances. She is also charged with having no current registration and failure to produce an insurance card. The arrest marks the second time over the past year Stamper has been taken into custody for drug related offences in Barren County. She was released from Jail on Friday and will appear in court October 10th.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Brownsville Road closing for road maintenance

Brownsville Road (KY 70) will be closed from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning until 7:00 a.m. Friday morning through Mammoth Cave National Park. The stretch from Mammoth Cave Parkway to the park’s entrance on the Brownsville side will undergo road maintenance. Crews will perform pavement sealing, clean culverts, repair parking areas, install rumble strips and lay new striping. Park officials say Cedar Sink Trail will remain open during the road closure but may only be accessed by Park Boundary Road from the intersection of KY 259 and KY 422 in the Pig Community. There will be no access to Turnhole Bend Nature Trail or to Joppa Church from either Brownsville Road or Joppa Ridge Road the during the closure. Park roads and ferry operation details are always available nps.gov/maca and on twitter @mcnpRoadsFerry.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Cave City man arrested on drug charges

Police responded to an unsubstantiated break-in report at a Cave City residence Wednesday.  After being dispatched to Marina Court, officers made contact with 30-year-old Chad Horton. They were told a male subject entered the residence and was hiding in the attic but no such person was found. Verbal consent to search the home was obtained, resulting in discovery of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

in a bedside table. Chad Horton was placed under arrest and taken to Barren County Detention Center.  He is charged with possession of a controlled substance (3rd or greater office), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Horton is also charged with criminal abuse of a child age 12 or under.  He is jailed with a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Weekend sports ticker

Congratulations to Hart County’s Golf Teams.  Boys and girls both picked up wins Thursday night at Shady Hollow against Edmonson County.

The Hart County Raiders will test their 3-0 record tonight as they host the Campbellsville Eagles.  Campbellsville is 2-1 coming off a loss last week on their home field against Metcalfe County.  The Raiders will push to keep momentum after a thrilling win at Green County a week ago.  Join us tonight for coverage beginning at 6:30.  Kick off is set for seven here on WLOC Sports.  Get the TuneIn App for your phone or other streaming device and listen for free anywhere you go.

Caverna Football is 1-2 on the season.  The Colonels look to even up their record Saturday afternoon when they take on the Berea Pirates.  Berea is 0-3 on the season.  Kickoff will be at 4pm Eastern.

The Reds take two out of three from the Cubs with a 4-3 win in Chicago.  They begin a weekend set with the Brewers tonight.  The broadcast is being preempted this evening by Hart County Football.  We will have Saturday night and Sunday games right here on WLOC.

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Cave City man identified in fatal crash

The man who died mid-day Thursday in a crash along KY 90 just outside of Cave City is identified as 63-year-old Joe Moore, of Cave City. Around 12:30, first responders arrived in the 9000 Block of Happy Valley Road where a Nissan car heading toward Glasgow crossed the center line and collided head-on with a box truck.  Moore, was the driver of car and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the box truck is identified as 71-year-old Terry Lane of Trimble County.  Lane was not physically injured. The preliminary report does not indicate why Moore veered into the oncoming lane. A Kentucky State Police reconstruction investigation continues.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Woman arrested after fight in Glasgow

Police responded to a fight between two women at a location on McKenna Street in Glasgow Tuesday. Officers determined 22-year-old Courtney Jackson had assaulted a female victim. While being arrested, Jackson became combative and kicked an officer in the leg and knee.  She is charged with violation of her probation, resisting arrest, assault 4th degree and assault 3rd degree of a police or probation officer.  Courtney Jackson remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.  She is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Infrastructure development planned for southern E-town area

More infrastructure development is being planned for the southern Elizabethtown area.  With recent announcements of rapid expansion at T. J. industrial park as supporting manufacturers locate to supply the Blue Oval-SK Battery Park at Glendale, highway officials say there is a great need for a route to connect roads surrounding the industrial region. With no direct route to connect US 31W, I-65, Western Kentucky Parkway and US 62, east-west mobility is limited and inefficient, especially for commercial traffic which cannot utilize local county roads.  A project to extend Ring Road further south has been sitting on the shelf for several years.  The project was put on hold near the end of the Governor Steve Beshear Administration.  Plans on the books take Ring Road from the current end at Western Kentucky Parkway and continue the circle around Elizabethtown southeast to I-65 and end at US 31W.  Some right of way for the project was purchased back then, but officials say they cannot consider that as they move forward because the process has to reinitialize with all of the build options being put back out to the public for consideration. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials have planned a public meeting for 5pm next Thursday (September 15th) at New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown.  KYTC Representatives will gather feedback, answer questions and address concerns. The public will have a chance to review all Ring Road Extension build alternatives and a number of intersection types at KY 1136. After the meeting, materials will be available on the KYTC District 4 website for review.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Horse Cave adult Book Store permanently closes

After a nearly four-year investigation resulting in numerous arrests and fines, the adult book store at Horse Cave’s I-65 Interchange is permanently closed. Amendments by Hart County Fiscal Court earlier this year to an ordinance regulating sexually explicit businesses allowed advancement of a civil lawsuit against the establishment. Ordinance amendments came in light of pending district court cases and subsequent investigation. At a hearing last week, owners of the adult book store agreed to permanently close the business.

The case dates back to 2019, when Hart County Sheriff’s Department and Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force officers conducted checks into illegal activity. Complaints include intoxicated patrons, disturbances at other local businesses, physical assaults and the sale of volatile substances. The adult book store was cited for more than thirty violations of a permit being required to operate a place of entertainment. In years since that initial blitz, numerous citations and arrests have been made for indecent exposure and the sale of illegal enhancements and other controlled substances. Two deaths occurred on premises during the period. Both deceased individuals were located in what has been referred to as a “back room” of the business. Both deaths were believed to be a result of health conditions brought on by the use of sexual enhancement substances. The business collected money for entry into the “back room” which was advertised as a video arcade area. The area contained booths for viewing videos which were also used for physical sexual exchanges between strangers in adjacent booths. Couches and other paraphernalia were provided to promote these exchanges.  These conditions were confirmed by undercover officers during the continuing investigation.

In addition to closure of the business, owners of the adult book store also agreed to a deed restriction which prohibits the sale of explicit sexual merchandise and activities.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Caverna Board of Ed meeting

Caverna’s Board of Education meets at 6pm Thursday.  One of the main tasks of the board each year is to set the school tax rate, which will be decided during the board meeting. There will be a public hearing regarding the tax rate beforehand. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 5:30.  Both the hearing and the board meeting will take place at Caverna’s Central Office.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Traffic impacted for next several days

As the I-65 thinlay surface project nears completion in northern Barren and Hart Counties, Scotty's Contracting will be working on exit and entry ramps along the corridor which will impact traffic over the next several days:

Tonight, the southbound exit ramp at Exit 65 (Munfordville) will be closed from 7pm to 7am the next morning. Traffic will have to plan ahead and use Exit 71 (Bonnieville) ahead of the ramp closure at Exit 65 and use US 31W to reach Munfordville or continue south to Exit 58 (Horse Cave) and reverse course via northbound I-65 back to Exit 65.

Thursday night, the on ramp to I-65 southbound from US 31W at Exit 65 (Munfordville) will be closed from 7pm to 7am the next morning. Motorists will have to utilize interchanges at Exit 71 (Bonnieville) or Exit 58 (Horse Cave) to access southbound I-65.

Work is also scheduled Friday night with thinlay pavement scheduled to be laid on ramps at the southbound rest area. These ramps will remain open during paving operations.

Closures are required at the Exit 65 (Munfordville) interchange due to ramp width and available working room. Traffic can be maintained around paving operations at rest area ramps.

Work schedules are weather dependent.

As work on the overall project is completed, striping and pavement marker placement will be occurring on the interstate between Exits 53 (Cave City) and 65 (Munfordville) during this time period. Motorists should continue to be aware of varying lane closures through the area.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Grayson County man dies in crash

A Grayson County man is dead a following a three-vehicle Labor Day crash along Western Kentucky Parkway. Just after noon Monday, first responders were called to a location near Milemarker 95, just east of the Caneyville Exit.

A collision investigation report says a 2016 Ford F-350 operated by 59-year-old Jeffery Hammonds of Jackson, Tennessee was traveling west on Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville when the vehicle he was following abruptly changed lanes revealing a 1996 Nissan pickup truck being operated by 49-year-old Barry Embry of Caneyville.  Embry was stopped in the right lane behind a stranded 1997 Ford Dump Truck being driven by 45-year-old Corry Shadburn of Beaver Dam. Embry was attempting to offer visible protection.  Hammonds was unable to avoid striking the rear of Embry's truck causing him to strike the rear of the dump truck.  

Hammonds and Shadburn were not injured in the collision.  Barry Embry was pronounced deceased by the Grayson County Coroner's Office.

 

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Golf cart theft investigation underway

Cave City Police are investigating the theft of a golf cart from a local business. The red Onward Club Car was taken around 12:10am Friday from the grounds of Lost and Forgotten Treasures on US 31W.  A photo of the suspect walking in the parking lot along with a photo of the truck and utility trailer used in the theft are posted on the Cave City Police Department's Facebook page. Owners of the cart are offering a $1,000 reward for its return in one piece.

 

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Vandalism suspect arrested by Leitchfield Police

The suspect believed responsible for vandalism to private property at several locations throughout August around Leitchfield was arrested over the holiday weekend. Leitchfield Police Department began receiving reports early in the month of damage to fields and yards in and around the Leitchfield Aquatic Center, ECTC campus, Grayson County High School and Lawler Elementary School.

Officers with Leitchfield Police used trail camera footage to identify the truck believed responsible for some of these reports and arrested 21-year-old Mollie Ann Fisher, of Grayson County.  She is jailed at Grayson County Detention Center and charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and unlawful transaction with a minor.   The minor is suspected of being with Fisher when the offenses occurred.

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Tennessee man found dead after helicopter crash

The search for a helicopter reported missing across the region ended Monday.  The aircraft was found and the pilot was dead just inside the boundary of Mammoth Cave National Park.  The lightweight, experimental, kit's copter was in route from Saint Louis, Missouri to Knoxville, Tennessee. Its last GPS ping for location was near the Chalybeate Community.  The crashed copter was found around 4pm Monday near KY 70 and Park Boundary Road. The pilot, 69-year-old David Stone of Louisville, Tennessee, was a military veteran.  The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  Aviation experts say it's not all that common for a light aircraft to be traveling such a long distance.  It is unclear at this point why stone was flying the helicopter on such a long route.  Aviation disasters are often an exhaustive and lengthy process when it comes to investigation.  Officials say they will look at weather as a potential contributor to the cause of the crash.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Weekend area sports

Congratulations to the Hart County Lady Raider Golf Team in their victory over Green County Thursday. Bevin Minor topped the leader board in the win. Hart County’s Raider Football Team is 2-0 on the season, averaging 60 points per game while only giving up 7 points per game.  Tonight, they travel to Green County for a 7pm kickoff.  The Dragons only have one game under their belt so far – a win last week, 34-29 against Nelson County.  Coverage begins at 6:30 tonight on WLOC Sports.

 

Caverna is 1-1 on the season after a win last week over Trimble County.  The Colonels host 1-0 Bracken County Saturday afternoon.  Kickoff is set for 2:30.

 

The Reds were off Thursday night.  They begin a weekend series playing host to the Colorado Rockies tonight.  With Hart County Football preempting Reds Coverage tonight, you can join us for the Saturday night game and Sunday afternoon finale’ here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Three arrested at Hodgenville Hardee's

Police served a search warrant at Hardee’s in Hodgenville Thursday in reference to a narcotics investigation involving two employees at the restaurant.  Just after 2:00 p.m., police arrived and a search turned up methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. As a result, 20-year-old James Romines was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Another employee identified as 57-year-old Sherry Collins was also taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Both were taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Road Rage case investigation

Police continue investigating a suspected case of road rage on the eastern side of Veteran's Outer Loop Thursday in Glasgow.  The incident involves a vehicle believed to be a dark blue or black Dodge SUV with dark tinted windows.  A victim told officials with the Barren County Sheriff's Department that a car acted in an aggressive manner towards them and then an occupant of that vehicle pointed a gun and fired one shot. It’s unclear whether the suspect was aiming at the victim’s vehicle or not. The victim’s car was not hit. Officials obtained surveillance footage from area cameras and released photos of the suspect vehicle to area media outlets and on social media. Glasgow Independent Schools was notified of the incident as a precaution to let them know to not let students out of buildings.  Police say they believe the incident is isolated and is in no way school-related.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Recent arrests in Hart County

Arrests by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department over the past few days include 34-year old Julian Wright. of Horse Cave.  Wright was arrested last Thursday for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and for not having prescription controlled substances not in their proper container.  Last Saturday, 36-year old Brett Mouser, of Munfordville, was arrested for failure to comply with a bench warrant, fleeing and/or evading police on foot, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Wednesday, 26-year-old Donald Huffman, of Munfordville, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of a firearm.  All of these individuals were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Domestic altercation leads to arrest

A domestic altercation Monday in Cave City resulted in the arrest of a man for assault, strangulation and terroristic threatening.  Police were called to Wigwam Trailer Park, Lot 9 for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they identified Crystal Mayotte as a victim and 45-year-old Steven Thomas Parker as a suspect. A physical altercation had taken place between the two.  Parker was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked with a $5000 bond.  He appears in court today.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Double arrests in Glasgow

A warrant for one turned into a double arrest in Glasgow on Monday.  Police arrived at a residence along Combs Boulevard to serve the warrant for 60-year-old Joseph Todd Harper of Glasgow. Consent to search was granted and officers located methamphetamine, a glass pipe and marijuana.  A woman at the residence during the search was identified as 44-year-old Candice Faye Williams also of Glasgow. A background check revealed an active warrant for her arrest. Both are charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Williams faces additional charges of having more than one operator’s license and contempt of court.  Harper was released Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in court today.  Detention center records indicate Williams remains in jail with a court date set for September 26th.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Brownsville man arrested after traffic stop

A routine traffic violation resulted in the arrest of a Brownsville man for several offences. Brownsville Police stopped 42-year-old Christopher David Self along Reservoir Street after turning without using a signal. A background check revealed an active warrant. Self admitted to having a pipe and methamphetamine in his possession. He was taken to Hart County Jail on traffic and drug charges related to the stop.  The warrant is in reference to a charge of failure to appear and violation of parole.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Greensburg man turns himself in

After being indicted for several sex crimes a man turned himself in at the Green County Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning.  Police say 21-year-old Jerry York of Greensburg was taken into custody and is charged with multiple counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to minors, video voyeurism, use of a minor in a sexual performance and procuring or promoting the use of a minor in a sexual performance.  York is jailed in Taylor County Detention Center with a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Convicted felon arrested at restaurant parking lot

A convicted felon was arrested after a suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot of McDonald’s after closing hours in Cave City on Monday.  Police identified the occupant as 47-year-old Kenneth Lilliman.  A vehicle search turned up a loaded 9mm handgun and suspected marijuana. Lilliman was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  He is jailed with a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Glasgow woman arrested for DUI

A woman driving a pickup on Veterans Outer Loop in Glasgow crashed into a parked car Sunday. Police say 71-year-old Lena Carver, of Glasgow, was impaired as she crossed the median, ran off the road, went through a fence and struck the stationary vehicle parked at Shoe Show in front of Walmart. Carver is charged with driving under the influence and criminal mischief. She was taken to Barren County Detention Center and released on Monday.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Stolen car recovered near Louisville

A stolen car from Hart County has been recovered near Louisville.  The red Dodge Avenger was taken from a Bonnieville residence before dawn on Tuesday and reported to police.  On Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle matching the description was involved in a chase along northbound I-65 approaching Louisville and reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.  The chase continued onto the exit at Brooks Road north of Shepherdsville and then north onto Blue Lick Road in a highly congested residential area before being terminated due to safety concerns.  The car was found unattended Tuesday night in the vicinity of where the pursuit ended.  No arrests have been made, but authorities are investigating the use of a debit card in Upton which belonged to the car owner and was inside the vehicle when it was stolen.  Drug related items and a phone believed to belong to the suspect or suspects were also found in the car which may help investigators identify the person or persons responsible for the vehicle theft.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Weekend assault in Glasgow

Glasgow Police has released details of a weekend assault.  Saturday, officers responded to South Lewis Street in reference to a female victim who had been struck with a machete by a male subject who fled the scene on foot.  The victim was treated for injuries to her head and hand.  The man was identified as 31-year-old Eddie Cooper and was later located behind a nearby building. He was arrested, taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of burglary, domestic violence assault, wanton endangerment, strangulation and criminal mischief. According to detention center records, he also faces a charge of contempt. He is jailed on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on September 8th.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Dodge car stolen in Hart County

Stolen early Tuesday morning in Bonnieville, was a red Dodge car with plate number 226 RWG.  If seen, contact police at once.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Friday night area high school football

Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Green County at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday night:  Caverna Colonels will entertain Bracken County at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Hart County Ambulance Service Board meeting

Hart County Ambulance Service Board of Directors will meet Friday, September 9th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Hart County Ambulance Service, 20 Ambulance Drive, Munfordville, to have a second reading of the 2022 Real Property Tax Rate to be set at 7.3 cents per $100 assessed value. The 2021 Real Property Tax Rate was 7.5 cents per $100 assessed value.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

WLOC Annual Fall Clothes for Kids Radio Auction will be held the week of October 24th. If you would like to donate items for the auction, please bring them to WLOC Radio Station 31-W in Horse Cave.

Suggested items include: country hams, antiques, gift certificates, home decor, tools, toys, gift baskets..... and all items must be new, unless they are antiques.

Monetary donations can be mailed to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids

P.O. Box 98

Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Mammoth Cave National Park funding

Mammoth Cave National Park will receive approximately $6.5 million from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to rehabilitate about one mile of cave trail inside Mammoth Cave starting in fall 2022. The project will address deferred maintenance associated with these facilities, visitor safety, tour experience, and natural and cultural resource protection from the New Entrance to the Frozen Niagara entrance.

The Cave Trail Rehabilitation Project will harden the existing cave trail using concrete and paving stones and replace narrow stairways to improve both the visitor experience and emergency personnel access. New benches will be installed in the Fairy Ceiling gathering area and the Frozen Niagara section will see an improvement to the overlooks in the main Drapery Room and Crystal Lake. These improvements will greatly enhance the visibility of these features to the public once the project is complete.

The exact date of construction has not been set but work is expected to begin in November 2022 and last until summer of 2023.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Two arrested in Cave City Saturday

Two separate traffic stops resulted in felony arrests over the weekend in Cave City.  Police stopped a truck for expired registration on Happy Valley Road Saturday and identified the driver as 40-year-old Nicholas Brown.  A check of his license came back as suspended.  A search of his vehicle turned up suspected heroin, suboxone and fentanyl along with drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on drug possession and numerous traffic related charges then jailed with a $2,500 bond. He was released later on Saturday and has a court date set for September 26th in Barren County.

Also on Saturday, a Jeep was stopped at Grinstead Mill Road and Mammoth Cave Street when the driver ran a stop sign. The driver is identified as 52-year-old James York.  A check of his ID came back with multiple arrest warrants for parole violations and failure to appear in court. A search of York's vehicle turned up suspected methamphetamine. He was taken to jail on possession charges in addition to outstanding warrants.  He remains jailed in Barren County with a court date scheduled on September 13th.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Unemployment rates continue to lower

Hart County's unemployment rate continues edging lower.  New data released for July shows the county's rate at 4.2% which is down from 4.5% in June. On trend, the county's overall rate continues to be around one percentage point lower than a year ago.

Statewide, the rate also continues falling in 117 counties when compared to a year ago. Cumberland and Woodford counties share the lowest jobless rate at 3% followed by Oldham and Scott counties sharing the third lowest rate at 3.2%, Anderson, Boone and Fayette counties share the fifth lowest rate at 3.3%.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 11.2%, followed by Breathitt County at 9.1%,  Elliott County at 8.9%, Martin County at 8.8% and Carter County at 8.4% to round out the bottom five.

Of our neighboring counties, all of them had decreases in unemployment from June to July. Barren County is at 4.3%, Edmonson County is at 5.1%, Grayson County is at 4.9%, Hardin County is at 4.3%, LaRue County is at 4.7%, Green County is at 3.7% and Metcalfe County is at 4.9%.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Reported shooting false claim

A Bowling Green school was on high alert much of the morning Monday after a shooting was reported which turned out to be false.  Police responded to Moss Middle School on Russellville Road after a young male called dispatch to make the report. Officers arrived and determined there was no active situation and no threat. A juvenile suspect has been arrested and is charged with terroristic threatening. Authorities have not said at this point why they believe the juvenile made the 911 call.

 

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Monday, August 29th, 2022

Reds back home; Friday night area football

The Reds were looking to sweep the Washington Nationals on Sunday but came up a run short, losing 3-2.  The Reds are back home tonight to begin a series with the Saint Louis Cardinals.  First pitch is at 5:40 tonight on WLOC Sports.

 

And if you missed Friday night football, the Hart County Raiders are off to a good start at 2-0 on the season after defeating McCreary Central, 56-15. In their first two dates, the Raiders are averaging 60 point per game. The team travels to Green County this Friday night.

The Colonels picked up a big win Friday night, 24-20 over Tremble County.  Caverna is now 1-1 on the season and hosts Bracken County Saturday afternoon.

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Monday, August 29th, 2022

Scott waste continues service for Edmonson County

Residents in Edmonson County will continue being served by Scott Waste for the time being.  Last month, the county’s fiscal court decided to continue investigating additional options to serve county residents for trash collection after numerous complaints and service deficiencies over previous months.  A local survey was also conducted, substantiating general public disapproval of the company’s level of service.  At the county’s fiscal court meeting last week, a new manager talked to the court describing changes implemented and planned with a goal to increase the quality of service. The court decided to set a November review date, when the company’s improvements will be assessed.

 

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Monday, August 29th, 2022

Murder-for-hire plot in Hart County

The murder-for-hire plot you likely heard or read about over the weekend connects back to the suspect’s arrest this spring.  Back in April we reported, 45-year-old Warren Johnson, of Munfordville, was accused of threatening to kill his wife and jailed for attempted murder and several other charges following an altercation. Being in jail did not stop him from continuing his plan. A week ago Friday, deputies received information that Johnson had solicited a hit-man. Payment was arranged and strategies were provided to unnamed individual.  Hart County Sheriff’s office personnel staged the death of Johnson’s wife to further the investigation.

 

A press release from the department says she was transported to a secure location as multiple agencies carried out the staging.  After collecting additional evidence, Johnson is now charged with solicitation of domestic violence murder and retaliating against a participant in the legal process. Warren Johnson is still jailed in Munfordville with bonds totaling approximately $2 million.

Johnson’s wife and kids have not been publicly identified by authorities in the incidents for which he is charged.

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Horse Cave Man Charged In Murder For Hire Scheme

On August 19th, 2022, the Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding a murder for hire scheme in Hart County. The investigation revealed that 45-year old Warren Johnson from Horse Cave, had solicited an unnamed individual to murder his estranged wife. While incarcerated at the Hart County Jail, Johnson arranged payment and provided strategies to the unnamed individual to carry out the crime. The Hart County Sheriff's Office then planned to stage the death of the victim to further the investigation. The victim was transported to a secure location while multiple law enforcement agencies, Emergency Medical Services and the Hart County Coroner carried out the staged death. After a compelling amount of evidence was collected, the Hart County Sheriff's Office obtained arrest warrants for Warren Johnson. Johnson was charged with Murder-Domestic Violence (Solicitation) and Retaliating Against Participant in Legal Process. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Detective Eli Dennis of the Hart County Sheriff's Office. He was assisted by Sheriff Jeff Wilson, Munfordville Police Department, Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner's Office, Hart County Jail, Kentucky State Police and US Homeland Security Investigations.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, JONATHAN NUNN OF BONNIEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING THE JAILERS REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 206 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. THE COURT APPROVED A NEW AGREEMENT WITH EDMONSON COUNTY TO HOUSE THEIR INMATES FOR ANOTHER YEAR. SHERIFF WILSON REPORTED THAT WESLEY MEADOWS HAD BEEN HIRED AS DEPUTY SHERIFF AND WILL BE THE SRO BONNIEVILLE SCHOOL. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED THE FOLLOWING: ACCEPT $40,000 TRADE IN VALUE ON 2019 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR TO A NEW JOHN DEERE TRACTOR WITH WRIGHT IMPLEMENT, 2ND READING BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, 2ND READING OF 22 TAX RATE 10.1%, 2ND READING CLARIFICATION OF LENGTH OF CANE RUN CHURCH ROAD, BUDGET TRANSFER # 3, BANK TRANSFER # 2, PURCHASE 13 HORSE TRACTOR FOR COURTHOUSE FOR $8,477, 1ST READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #2, SHERIFFS SALARY CAP, ACKNOWLEDGE TAX RATE FOR LIBRARY AT 9.5% WHICH WAS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, APPOINTED ANDREW TUCKER TO PLANNING COMMISSION TERM ENDING 2023, AND INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY TO ADVERTISE FOR POSITION TO OPERATE PRE-TREATMENT PLANT AT T. MARZETTI'S. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURT ROOM.

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Hardin Co. Man charge with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested 38-year-old David M. Smith, on charges related to child sexual abuse material. The arrest was the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. A search warrant was issued for a residence in Elizabethtown Thursday. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Mr. Smith is currently charged with six counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance, which are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Mr. Smith was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Farmers RECC Donates $7,000 to Local Organizations

The Backpack Program, organized by Feeding America, helps children get nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends, when they are not in school. Bags of food are assembled at area food banks and then distributed to children through the school’s Youth Resource Office.

Farmers RECC donated $2,000 each to Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties. Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year. The funds have been distributed to the schools Youth Resource offices so they can identify individuals with a need for the donations.

In addition, Farmers RECC donated $1,000 to the Barren County Reads and Feeds program, which donates food to local students struggling with food insecurity.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

E-town Chiropractor faces another sexual assault charge

An Elizabethtown chiropractor convicted last week of third-degree rape still faces charges of sexually assaulting a second patient.  34-year-old Matthew Colasanti is charged with first-degree sexual assault in the case, in which a minor said he touched her inappropriately on several occasions while performing chiropractic procedures. Colasanti was arrested on the charges in both cases in December 2020 and indicted in March 2021. Last week, a jury recommended Colasanti serve the maximum of five years. He will be required to comply with the sex offender registry for 20 years and will have five years of post-incarceration supervision and have to complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program before seeing the parole board. Colasanti is scheduled to appear October 25th in Hardin Circuit Court for a pretrial conference on the sexual abuse charge and for formal sentencing for his third-degree rape conviction.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

New manufacturing facility coming to E-town

Advanced Nano facility is expected to create 93 jobs in Elizabethtown. Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the South Korean firm will construct the new facility at the T. J. Patterson Industrial Park in

Elizabethtown. The estimated investment in the project is $49.6 million. The company is a supplier of carbon battery nanomaterials used in electric vehicle battery production.  A statement released from the Governor's office says the location will be positioned to supply materials to the nearby gigafactory, BlueOval SK Battery Park, in Glendale.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Rape investigation leads to an arrest

A 27-year-old Simpson County man has been arrested after a rape investigation that began July 28th. Kenyon Cole was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor for illegal sex acts, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor for illegal controlled substances, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Cole was lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center with a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Stolen vehicle recovered in Warren County

Back on July 19th, a red Chevrolet Silverado was seen at an auto dealership in Franklin. A Ford F-250 was stolen from the car lot.  Later that night, the red Silverado and the stolen F-250 were seen at a Bowling Green business attempting to steal several ATV's that were loaded on a trailer. However, the stolen F-250 was unable to pull the trailer. Then later the same night, the red Silverado with it's occupants were seen at a Bowling Green auto dealership trying to steal a Ford F-350. Both vehicles were then seen back at the original business where they loaded the trailer of ATV's and left. Authorities say the stolen F-250 now been recovered. No other details are available at this time.

 

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Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Three area schools awarded $5,000 each from T.J. Regional Health

Congratulations to Adair County Elementary School, Austin Tracy Elementary School and Glasgow Preschool Academy on being chosen for T.J. Regional Health’s “12 Months of T. J. Adopt a School” giveaway. T. J. Regional Health awarded $5,000 in unrestricted funds for the schools to use wherever the money is needed the most.  More than 400 nominations were submitted for the Adopt a School contest for Adair County, Barren County, and Glasgow Independent School districts. The nominations came from parents, teachers, staff, and school administrators who wanted to give their schools the opportunity to win $5,000 through the 12 Months of T. J. initiative.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

E-town man indicted on rape charges

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree rape.  27-year-old Michael Lorenzo Isaac, was indicted last week by a Hardin County grand jury.  According to a warrant issued prior to Isaac’s arrest June 22nd, Isaac was with the victim June 19th, when he made advances and sexual comments to the victim. According to the warrant, Isaac then raped the victim, and tried to prevent them from leaving.  Isaac was also indicted on a second charge of first-degree persistent felony offender.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

City of Glasgow offers business grants

After many area businesses closing their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Glasgow City is stepping up to help. The city is pledging additional support to those businesses by offering a one-time business relief grant of up to $10,000 for eligible businesses in Glasgow.  Those businesses most significantly impacted by the pandemic, are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available on the city of Glasgow’s website.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Friday night high school football 

In area high school football action Friday night:  Caverna will host Trimble County at 7:30 p.m.  Hart County will be on the road at Barren County Friday night in the Don Franklin Auto Trojan Trail Turf War. They will go up against McCreary Central with kick off at 6:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be broadcasting the game live beginning with the pregame show at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Disaster food benefits available in eastern Kentucky areas

People living or working in part of eastern Kentucky damaged by flooding last month may apply for disaster food benefits. Gov. Andy Beshear says residents and people working in those counties may submit applications beginning Wednesday.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service issues the benefits. Applications may be made in person at a Department for Community Based Services office or at a Disaster Recovery Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Simpson County man charged with failure to comply

An investigation by Simpson County Sheriff's deputies has led to the arrest of a Simpson County man. Authorities say they received tips from several Simpson County residents about concern over a man who was hanging around a local playground in the presence of minors. Christion Price was living in an apartment in Walnut Forrest. He was arrested and charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Edmonson County Schools go back in session August 31st....

Edmonson County Schools are planning to open their doors to students August 31st.  Edmonson County Schools Superintendent Brian Alexander says they have a guaranteed energy savings program going on at all of their schools to allow for an update on their HVAC, thermostat controls and LED lighting, as well as mechanical work. However there was one issue; sediment was found in the HVAC pipes. This caused Edmonson County Schools to start about three weeks late, but not repairing it would have led to huge problems in the future. Though the start date has been pushed back, Alexander said it hasn’t affected much else with the district’s schedule. The school is adding 20 minutes to the school day, which hasn't changed their fall, winter or spring break. The construction project is scheduled to be done in time for the first day of school set for August 31st.

 

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Monday, August 22nd, 2022

E-town Chiropractor found guilty of third-degree rape

An Elizabethtown chiropractor was found guilty Friday of third-degree rape. Jurors returned the verdict Friday afternoon against 34-year-old Matthew Colasanti after a week-long trial.  Colasanti was arrested in January 2021, after it was reported he had raped a girl in November 2020 by digital penetration during a chiropractic procedure. One of the critical pieces of evidence against him was a letter prosecutors say he wrote to his brother apologizing for the incident, and a text message saying that he planned to seek therapy. Colasanti's brother testified in a pretrial hearing that the handwriting was Colasanti's. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said with the conviction, Colasanti will have to comply with the sex offender registry for 20 years. He also will have five years of post-incarceration supervision and have to

complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program before seeing the parole board. Jurors recommended the maximum sentence of five years.

 

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Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Largest Pumpkin crowned at State Fair

The largest pumpkin was crowned at the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday. Josh Monin’s 1508.2lb pumpkin was crowned the 2022 Kentucky State Fair Largest Pumpkin champion. The gigantic gourd beat out nine other competitors for the grand prize of $1,508.20, a dollar for every pound of pumpkin. The Kentucky State Fair is continuing through August 28th.

 

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Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Glasgow man found deceased

The body of a reported missing man was found Saturday in Glasgow. A Golden Alert was issued Saturday for 85-year-old Melvin Lemmons after the man was reported as missing. The Glasgow Police Department confirmed on their Facebook page Sunday that Lemons had been located. He has been found deceased. No other details are available at this time.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Bridge overlay project in Green County

A bridge deck overlay project on KY 88 in Green County began Thursday between the Hart County Line and Greensburg. A temporary signal was installed Wednesday to direct alternating one-way traffic across the bridge. The contractor has a 30-day window to complete the work. At the midway progress point of the project, traffic will be switched to the opposite side of the bridge.

Motorists are reminded Just as with any intersection which has a signal, emergency traffic has right of way even during a red light cycle when emergency lights are being utilized on an emergency vehicle.

Short delays of approximately 3-5 minutes can be expected, with slightly longer times during peak traffic hours.

The bridge is in a location where both approaches are coming downhill and there is normally a passing zone opportunity. Motorists who are familiar with the corridor should not anticipate a passing opportunity while the project is under construction.

The KY 88 corridor provides a critical connection from Green County toward the I 65 corridor. It is heavily utilized by commercial traffic. Approximately 2,400 vehicles per day travel through this section of KY 88 with about 14% of that number being truck traffic.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Leitchfield woman dies in crash

A Leitchfield resident is dead after a median cross-over crash on Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County.  Westbound traffic was detoured between Leitchfield and Canyville for about five hours due to the collision Thursday morning. Police received a call around 8:30 and arrived near Milemarker 103 where a 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by 34-year-old Meagan Renfrow, of Morgantown, crossed the median while traveling east and struck a westbound 2016 Ford Fusion driven by 31-year-old Dakota Parks. Parks was pronounced dead at the scene.  Renfrow was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The preliminary report from Kentucky State Police does not indicate why Renfrow lost control of her vehicle.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Motorcycle driver killed in Hodgenville crash

A motorcycle driver was killed in a three-vehicle crash on US 31E in Hodgenville Thursday.  Police responded to the 4000 Block of New Jackson Highway, just south of the Lincoln Farm area just before noon, local time. A 2018 Toyota SUV driven by John Nicholas of Hodgenville was traveling south and made a left turn into a driveway in the path of the oncoming northbound motorcycle.  The motorcycle struck the right-rear of the SUV throwing the driver off of the vehicle into the path of a 2011 Sabaru being driven by Bonita Rock of Hodgenville who was traveling south behind the SUV.  The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The cyclist's identity has not yet been released.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

SCRTC Trustee Nominations

SCRTC Trustee Nominations have been announced. A nominating committee met last week and has released names of the candidates for three districts.

Nominated in District II, consisting of Horse Cave & Canmer Exchanges is Billy Smith, Incumbent Trustee.

Nominated in District V, consisting of Glasgow & Temple Hill Exchanges is Kevin Bradshaw, Incumbent Trustee, along with Toren Garrett and Randy Chapman.

Nominated in District VI, consisting of Lucas, Fountain Run & Gamaliel Exchanges, is Zack Kender, Incumbent Trustee, along with Jeremy Lile.

Members will vote in an election for those districts which have multiple nominations. SCRTC’s Annual Meeting will be held October 13th at Cave City Convention Center where co-op reports and results will be given.

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Pursuit on Cumberland Parkway

A pursuit on Louie B. Nunn - Cumberland Parkway began in Glasgow and continued through Metcalfe County and ended in Adair County on Thursday.  Glasgow Police initiated the stop on a white passenger car but the driver refused to pull over. Few details have been officially released, but the vehicle was eventually stopped in the median of the parkway, two people were taken into custody.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Smooth opening for Hart County Schools

The first day of school went as smooth as we had hoped.  That statement comes from Hart County Schools Superintendent Nathan Smith. Administrators from the board of education were on hand at each of the schools in the county on Wednesday. Smith says one of the elementary principals told him it was their smoothest first day ever. Teachers, staff and other school system personnel have received a lot of specialized training in preparation for this school year. There is also a resource officer from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department in each of the schools.  Smith told us during a conversation Wednesday night, he credits all these individuals for their hard work and dedication to kids throughout the county.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Glasgow restaurant closing doors

Rising food costs, staffing shortages and the grind of a pandemic are all cited as reasons for closure of a popular Glasgow restaurant. Owners of Sidelines issued a public statement earlier this week saying they are closing, effective immediately. The restaurant has been in business for 11 years in the Ford Centre shopping complex across US 31E from Colton’s and the T J Health Pavilion entrance.  In the statement, the owners said closing was a difficult but necessary decision.  They say thank you to all of the patrons who have dined over the years.  Several public comments added to the Sidelines Facebook Page urged the community to be considerate and visit local restaurants as much as possible in efforts to keep additional closures from happening.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Domestic assault arrest in LaRue County

Hodgenville Police responded to a domestic altercation at Lincoln General Store just before noon local time Tuesday. An incident description says 48-year-old Windell Ake allegedly assaulted a female victim at the store. A warrant was issued and Ake was located at a residence on Greensburg Road Tuesday evening. He is charged with domestic assault and terroristic threatening. Windell Ake was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and also served an Emergency Protective Order restricting him from making contact with the victim.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Suspected Crystal Meth, Fentanyl and a handgun were found during a traffic stop Tuesday on Old Munfordville Road. Cave City Police identified the driver as 49-year-old Lawrence Carter, who gave consent for a vehicle search. A background check indicated Carter is a convicted felon and his license is expired. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substances, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and for operating a vehicle without a license. He remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.  He appears in court today.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Underage and intoxicated arrest

Grayson County Deputies arrested an intoxicated, underage drinker on an ATV early Sunday.  The sheriff’s department received a complaint and investigated a church parking lot in the Duff Road and Shores Road area around 1am. When officers arrived, several subjects ran into nearby wooded areas and 18-year-old Landon McGill of Goshen was observed drinking alcohol. He fled on an ATV along with a juvenile passenger but was stopped a short time later by a deputy on Shores Road. McGill failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.  He is charged with DUI under 21, wanton endangerment, fleeing, drinking alcohol in a public place, criminal littering and various traffic and ATV violations. The juvenile was released to a family member.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Football season ramping up

With school starting in the Hart County School System, football season is ramping up.  The Raiders play their first game of the year Friday night hosting the Colonels of Caverna.  Last year’s match-up between these two teams was canceled due to COVID policies. Caverna is looking to build on a 5-5 record from a year ago. Hart County is in Class 3A again for the 2022 season and received votes in the pre-season top 10 coaches poll, which was just released.  The Raiders finished 6-5, good for 13th in the standings out of 38 teams in Class 3A last season.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Vehicle crashes into E-town business

A vehicle crashed into Elizabethtown Pawn and Gun Tuesday morning on US 31W. Police say the driver lost consciousness while driving northbound.  They crossed the media, struck a guardrail on the southbound side, bounced off and continued north in the southbound lane. The vehicle veered off the road, crashing into the front of the business causing significant structural damage.  The driver was taken to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital.  There were no other injuries.  It is unclear at this time what caused the driver to lose consciousness.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Salaries slightly underpaid for some Barren County officials

A release from the state auditor of public accounts indicates salaries of the Barren County Sheriff and Barren County Clerk were slightly underpaid for the previous year. The statutory required salary for the sheriff is $104,909 but payment for the period was $104,875 for a difference of $34 owed to the sheriff. The statutory required salary for the clerk is also $104,909 but payment for the period was $104,293 for a larger difference of $616 owed to the county clerk. The audit also reveals the clerk’s W2 for 2021 was underreported by a total of $8,693. The audit concludes accounting errors led to the difference.  According to an audit response, neither the sheriff’s department nor the clerk’s office administer payroll. Notice has been sent to the Barren County Treasurer for adjustment.

 

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Passed out man arrested in Leitchfield

A man was found passed out in Leitchfield Sunday afternoon. Police located 55-year-old William Willis on Grayson County Health Department property.  After he regained consciousness, officers found him in possession of methamphetamine.  In addition to possession charges, Willis also faces a charge of trespassing.  He has multiple prior methamphetamine arrests and is currently on parole.  After being arrested Sunday, he was taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

St. Jude Dream Home winner

The winner of the Saint Jude Dream Home this year is Gerral Oliver, of Bowling Green.  A drawing was held Sunday on WBKO, the station which takes the lead each year in local promotion of the benefit contest for Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.  Mr. Oliver and his wife say they have purchased tickets for the annual, local contest since it began.  The Bowling Green home is valued at approximately $350,000 and is located in McCoy Place.  Tickets for the contest were sold out several weeks in advance of the drawing.  Mr. Oliver says he received a call from his wife while he was out shopping.  She had watched the drawing and heard his name announced.  Mr. Oliver says he thought his wife was kidding at first but knew she was serious after realizing she was crying. Both say the news hasn’t “sunk in” yet.  When asked about their plans for the home, they said they will likely end up selling it.

 

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Morgantown man arrested in Glasgow

Authorities were called to Five Star on Happy Valley Road in Glasgow Saturday after receiving a report that a male subject was passed out in a vehicle.  Glasgow Police identified the intoxicated man as 25-year-old Tiras Mitchell, of Morgantown. Digital scales, a glass pipe and methamphetamine were located in the vehicle. In addition to public intoxication, Mitchell faces possession charges of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He is currently on probation and has previous arrests in Adair, Barren, Breckinridge and Hart Counties for possession of and trafficking in methamphetamine along with fleeing, wanton endangerment and firearms charges. He also has prior records for various parole violations and driving offenses.  After being arrested Saturday, Tiras Mitchell was taken to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Night closures scheduled at exits

Glasgow Exits of Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway are scheduled for night closures this week as work continues on a pavement rehabilitation project in Barren and Metcalfe Counties.  Closures began Sunday night and will continue through Thursday between 7pm and 7am.  The schedule affects Exit 11 at US 31E and Exit 14 at KY 90. Various on and off ramps will be blocked for paving.  Motorists should be prepared to utilize other Glasgow exits around these closures to get to their destinations.  Work is weather dependent.

-Tonight at Exit 14, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed.  At Exit 11, the westbound ramp onto the parkway and the eastbound off ramp to US 31E will be closed.

-On Tuesday night at Exit 14, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed once again.  At Exit 11, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to US 31E will be closed.

-On Wednesday night at Exit 14, the westbound ramp onto the parkway and the eastbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed.  At Exit 11, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to US 31E will be closed once again.

-Thursday night at Exit 14, the westbound ramp onto the parkway and the eastbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed.

 

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Injury crash involving utility vehicles

There has been another serious injury crash involving utility vehicles in Green County.  The collision marks the second within the past month on public streets.  Police say the Friday afternoon wreck on Holly Grove Church Road involved an ATV and a UTV which struck each other head-on.  Three people were air-lifted to U of L Hospital and one was taken to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital.  Police say the injured are juveniles.  On July 30th, an ATV operated by a 31-year-old man crashed on Ward Ridge Road.

 

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Dead bull causes disease concern

A dead bull in Hart County has caused concern with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. State Veterinarian Dr. Katie Flynn says the animal fell ill and died from a variance of Theileria carried by the Asian Longhorned Tick. Two herds in the state have been confirmed infected, including another from Fleming County. Theileria causes severe anemia in cattle as well as abortions, stillbirths, weakness, reluctance to walk and death since it infects red and white blood cells. Physical symptoms in cattle include pale mucus membranes, high fever and elevated heart and respiratory rates. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture says once an animal is infected with Theileria, it becomes a carrier and can spread it to other cattle in the herd. There is no current approved treatment or vaccine for the disease. Ag officials say this makes prevention, such as tick control measures, extremely important. On a public health note, officials say the disease cannot be spread to humans through contact and will not cause illness in humans consuming meat from affected animals, provided meat is properly cooked.

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Car crashes into Grayson County home

A car crashed into a home along US 62 near Clarkson early Saturday morning in Grayson County after the driver experienced a medical emergency. Just after 2am, police and EMS were dispatched to 5400 Elizabethtown Road and found a Nissan Altima lodged between a tree and the residence. The vehicle exited the roadway eastbound and traveled through several yards, fences and vegetation before striking the bedroom of the house. Three people were inside the home but were not injured. The unidentified driver was the only occupant of the car and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. No charges are expected related to the incident.

 

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Intoxicated woman arrested after complaint

An intoxicated woman was found lying in a yard nearly naked Wednesday night in Leitchfield. Just after 10pm, police were requested at a location on South English Street where a witness says 34-year-old Alisha Logsdon broke into their greenhouse. As officers responded, Logsdon was seen between Southgate Mall and Five Star along South Main Street. She had left the area by the time officers arrived but was found a short time later in a yard on East Shane Drive. A backpack was located, which Logsdon claimed.  It contained methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Alisha Logsdon is charged with possession of methamphetamine, burglary, attempted burglary, public intoxication, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The attempted burglary charge is a result of video surveillance showing her attempting to break in the home at the same location where she entered the greenhouse. She was arrested and taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

A first reading was held at Thursday's Hart County Fiscal Court meeting to lower the county's tax rate from 10.3% to 10.1% and to keep the same tangible and motor vehicle tax rates of 12.1%. The rates will become official after approval of a second reading which is expected at the next meeting. In other court business, the jail report indicates 222 inmates. The Sheriff's report says all schools will have a resource officer this year. A check was presented to the court from Hart County Board of Education in the amount of $159,231 to help pay resource officers. Another check was presented in the amount of $1,267 from fees collected at the sheriff's office. The court entered into a purchase agreement with the ambulance service, held a first reading to specify the length of Cane Run Church Road and approved an agreement for work on Cane Run Church Road and Old Cut Road. The court voted to take bids on a 2019 John Deer Tractor. Approval was given for purchasing a tractor from Wright Implement at the state bid price of $65,545.  Larry Bunch was reappointed to the Library Board through 2026 and Tony Roberts was hired as Animal Control Manager at a wage of $17 per hour. Erick Brown was hired as Assistant Animal Control Manager at a wage of $14 per hour and John Freeman was hired as a part-time attendant for Animal Control at a wage of $12 per hour. Ronald Bruntz was hired onto the courthouse maintenance staff at $14 per hour. Bank transfers, budget amendments and other routine business was conducted before adjournment.  The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court will be August 25th.

 

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Police search for fleeing vehicle

Authorities are looking for a vehicle that fled after striking a pedestrian in LaRue County.  Last Friday, Hodgenville Police responded to the parking lot of IGA on Shawnee Drive where the collision occurred.  Security camera photos show the vehicle as a tan or light gold colored four door car but from the distance of observation, photo resolution doesn’t allow for a positive make and model identification.  Witnesses say the driver is a white male with a goatee. He has grey and black hair.  Investigators are asking the public for help in locating the suspect and the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hodgenville Police at 270-491-5357.

 

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Speeding woman arrested on various charges

A woman traveling on I65 at speeds near 100 miles per hour while under the influence remains jailed in Barren County.  Late Monday, a Kentucky State Police Trooper tried to stop 25-year-old Alexandria Susan Kirksey of Wisconsin for speeding and reckless driving. Kirksey did not pull over and was weaving in and out of traffic before exiting the interstate at Park City. She stopped at the Shell Station near the interchange where she refused police instructions to exit her vehicle. She was described by the attending officer as belligerent and restless. After eventually getting out of her vehicle, she told police she had not slept for several days and had taken various drugs. Two juveniles, ages eight and fourteen, were also inside the vehicle and were turned over to protective custody. A search turned up marijuana, a pill bottle with an unknown substance in it and various edibles. Kirksey is facing charges that include driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of various controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of minors, no seatbelt usage, driving on a suspended or revoked license, no registration, failure to transfer a vehicle, excessive speeding and several other violations related to events leading up to the eventual traffic stop. She is scheduled to appear before a judge in Glasgow.

 

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Wife of public affairs officer dies

Condolences continue to pour in from the community for a public affairs officer with Elizabethtown Police whose wife was killed in a Sunday incident at the Bardstown airport. After flying from Elizabethtown as a passenger, 37-year-old Feleshia Denham exited the aircraft to switch seats and walked into a spinning propeller. Feleshia Denham was the wife of Chris Denham, who is a recognizable figure with Elizabethtown Police as one of their officers frequently seen in the department’s highly regarded social media content. Over 2,000 comments have been added in support of the Denham family on the EPD Facebook page.

 

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Hart County I65 pavement preservation project

The I65 pavement preservation project through Hart County has been set back slightly due to continuous rounds of rain over the past few weeks. Crews are utilizing lane closures to put down a thin-lay application of asphalt to extend life of the road surface before it deteriorates from good condition. Long term cost savings of a thin-lay are significant versus a typical milling and resurfacing contract once pavement conditions become poor. Crews began the thin-lay application back on July 20th and have completed the inside lane for both northbound and southbound.  The project stretches from Cave City to Munfordville. Paving is currently taking place on the adjacent southbound lane. Motorists should be prepared for varying lane closures and slow traffic around work zone operations.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Public input encouraged for industrial area

Members of the community have an opportunity to help plan for the future by offering input and feedback on improvements of KY 1136 on the south side of the developing industrial area in southern Hardin County. A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, from 5pm - 7pm (Eastern Time) at the old East Hardin Middle School Gym in Glendale. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will present alternatives for improving the road from US 31W to KY 1868 along the south boundary of the Blue Oval/SK building site. The incoming workforce will place increased demand on surrounding roads. While the industrial site’s main entrance is along KY 222 at the Glendale interstate interchange, an entrance along KY 1136 will be an increasing need to help relieve some of that demand. Currently, KY 1136 will not support high volumes or truck traffic. Some form of widening the roadway and improving curves will address these concerns. At Thursday’s meeting, representatives from KYTC will be on hand to gather feedback and address questions.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

DUI driver runs into Dollar Store building

A suspected drunk driver ran into the Dollar General building on US 31W just south of Glasgow near Haywood on Tuesday afternoon. Significant damage occurred to outside coolers and a wall but no one was physically injured. Multiple units from Glasgow Police responded along with fire department and EMT personnel. Witnesses say the driver, who is identified as 32-year-old James David Storms, exhibited erratic behavior, harassed customers, collided with another vehicle and intentionally struck the building. He was arrested. The store remains closed due to damage. Tuesday night, a spokesperson with Barren County Detention Center confirmed Storms is jailed in the facility and is booked on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol with aggravating circumstances, criminal mischief and failure to produce proof of and maintain required insurance.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Construction work on KY 218 connection

As you travel KY 218 near the I-65 interchange in Horse Cave, you may have noticed construction work on the south side of the road, opposite of Love's. The entrance and curb for a new Thornton's Travel Center has been poured but additional work to construct the facility is yet to be scheduled. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a construction permit/bond for road access was in need of renewal, requiring the entrance to be built now or potentially face a new approval process with changing restrictions. With the Thornton’s connection to KY 218 now constructed, it is unclear how long it will be before additional work takes place to build the travel center.
 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Smiths Grove man arrested on assault charges

A Smith’s Grove man has been arrested for assaulting a woman in LaRue County. Hodgenville Police and Kentucky State Police responded to an address on Vaughn Avenue Tuesday night after 42-year-old Justin Poe locked himself inside the residence and refused to exit after allegedly committing the domestic assault. Police forced their way in and took Poe into custody without further incident. Charges include domestic assault with visible injury and disorderly conduct. Justin Poe was taken to LaRue County Detention Center where he was also served warrants from Warren and Edmonson Counties for failure to appear in court.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Edmonson County Fiscal Court meeting

A neighboring county’s contract with Hart County Jail to house inmates will be renewed. At Edmonson County’s Fiscal Court Meeting on Monday, a bid of $45 per day per inmate was accepted. The renewal comes as Edmonson, Butler and Ohio Counties continue to explore the option of combining to build a regional jail facility, likely in Morgantown. Judge Executive Will Cannon recommended acceptance of the bid, saying Hart County Jail is the most efficient option and continuing to send inmates to Munfordville will save Edmonson County money in the long run.

 

Edmonson County Fiscal Court also held discussion Monday regarding the current contract with Scott Waste. Given the high number of complaints among residents, magistrates are somewhat divided on whether or not to continue giving the company time to resolve service issues. After multiple comments, the court agreed to gather more information about available options for waste management and tabled a renewal decision until the next fiscal court meeting.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Glasgow burglar located and arrested

A homeowner used a handgun to force a burglar away from a residence in Glasgow Sunday night. Just before 10:00 p.m., police were called to a location on North Jackson Highway to investigate. The male homeowner, who is not identified, told officers he was awakened by the burglar in a nearby bedroom and went to investigate, taking the firearm for protection. The homeowner found 27-year-old Michael Benjamin Groce in the residence and held him at gunpoint. Groce identified himself to the homeowner, saying his name and where he lived. Groce was told by the homeowner to drop his weapon and leave. Groce complied and was located a few hours later at Five-Star on Happy Valley Road where he was taken into custody.  At the residence, investigators found two handguns and ammunition, along with a backpack and tools used to gain entry. Groce is booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of 1st degree burglary and contempt of court.  He has court dates scheduled for August 11th and August 15th.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Road rage incident in Cave City

A motorist flashed a gun at another driver early Saturday in Cave City in what police are calling a road rage incident. Officers made contact with both motorists at Ace Hardware on KY 90 just east of the intersection with US 31W. Investigation revealed a handgun under the passenger seat of a truck driven by 21-year-old Sammie Mitchell of Glasgow. The gun was in a holster and did not have any ammunition in the chamber. Occupants of an SUV say Mitchell pointed the firearm at their vehicle while traveling on KY 90. Mitchell was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of wanton endangerment. He was released Sunday and was scheduled to appear in court Monday. Records show the status of Mitchell’s case as guilty.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Man fabricates murder story

A woman reported to police in Grayson County early Sunday morning that a man told her he killed someone and disposed of the body in a pond. A Grayson County Deputy responded to a location on Bloomington Road along with Kentucky State Police and then searched the pond which is near Anneta Fire Department but found nothing suspicious. Officers interviewed 59-year-old Richard Scott, who is identified as the man who made the murder claim. Scott admitted to making up the story. A search of his residence revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Richard Scott was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession charges. No charges are currently listed in jail records related to fabrication of the murder story.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

President, first lady & governor visit Eastern Ky

The president and first lady will be in Eastern Kentucky today, visiting families affected by flooding.  Joe and Jill Biden will join Governor Beshear to survey recovery efforts.  The death count from Eastern Kentucky floods remains at 37 across five counties. “Kentucky State Police” is still reporting two missing persons.  The Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund is now over $3.6 million.  Some of those funds have already been dispersed to pay for funerals for flood victims.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Search continues for work release inmate

The search is still on for an inmate who walked off a work release assignment in Barren County on Friday morning.  Just before noon, 33-year-old Donald Shelton left a location on Hiseville-Park Road and hasn't been located. He is described as five feet - eight inches in height, weighing 135 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a neon green Barren County Detention Center shirt. Shelton was serving time for wanton endangerment, fleeing police and bail jumping. Anyone with information on Donald Shelton's location should contact law enforcement, immediately.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Escaped inmate captured

The inmate who escaped from Hart County Jail on Friday was located just a few hours later. Jailer Israel Bergenson posted a social media video alerting the public that Jeremy Smith was on the loose, warning locals to be sure homes and cars were secure. Around 10pm, Horse Cave and Munfordville Police located and captured Smith. He was taken back to Hart County Jail and faces new charges related to the escape. Jeremy Smith, who is from Louisville, was originally booked at the jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Convicted Georgia felon jailed in Glasgow

A convicted felon from Georgia was jailed early Friday morning in Glasgow.  Police made a traffic stop late Thursday night for a suspended registration plate along Columbia Avenue. After initially being given false information, police identified the driver as 25-year-old Priest Thompson-Symonds of Atlanta, who is flagged as a convicted felon. A strong odor of marijuana was detected and occupants of the vehicle were asked to get out. Marijuana and a loaded handgun were located inside.  Priest Thompson-Symonds was arrested and charged with giving an officer false identifying Information and for being in possession of a handgun as a convicted felon. He was booked at Barren County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond and released Friday afternoon.  He is scheduled to appear in court on August 29th.

 

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

Motorcycle driver arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop of a motorcycle Thursday ended up with the driver being taken to jail. Hodgenville Police pulled 27-year-old Seth Brown of Buffalo over along South Lincoln Boulevard and discovered drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. A citation indicates Brown does not possess a motorcycle license. He was taken to LaRue County jail and booked on corresponding drug possession charges and for driving with out the proper license.

 

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

Search continues for Metcalfe County man

The search is still active 35-year-old Corey Hart.  Metcalfe County Emergency Management Director Emory Kidd says authorities have no leads regarding his disappearance and current location.  Hart left his residence along Breeding Road in Metcalfe County on July 7th and hasn't been seen since.  He is described as white, 5-feet 9-inches and weighing 180 pounds. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes.  Kidd continues to ask anyone with information which may help locate Corey Hart to contact the Metcalfe Sheriff’s Office at 270-432-3041.

 

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

New manufacturer locating in Elizabethtown

Industrial development resulting from Blue Oval-SK's facility in Glendale continues with another announcement of a supporting manufacturer locating in Elizabethtown. Officials announced Thursday afternoon that LOTTE Group will develop a $239 Million facility which is expected to bring 122 jobs to the area. The company will provide cathode aluminum foil used in electric vehicle batteries. Cathode foil is one of four major components of lithium-ion batteries.

Company leaders anticipate demand for the material will increase by an average of 32% percent annually through 2030. The Hardin County operation, located on 40 acres in T.J. Patterson Industrial Park, will be the first aluminum foil facility located in the United States and is expected to begin operation in 2025.

LOTTE Group was founded in 1967 and is based in South Korea, with over 90 business units employing more than 80,000 people. Those 90 units serve a broad range of industries, including hospitality, financial services, food manufacturing, entertainment, industrial chemicals and aluminum manufacturing, among others.

 

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Complaint leads to drug arrest

Drugs were found at a residence in Glasgow when police responded to a complaint Tuesday. Officers received consent to search the location on Grandview Avenue and found marijuana, methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Charged in connection to the findings are 41-year-old Kachina Price and 45-year-old Hansford McCourt. Both are charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were taken to Barren County Detention Center. Price is jailed with a $2500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court today. McCourt is also facing probation violations. He is set to appear in court today and again on August 8th.

 

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Burglary arrest in Metcalfe County

Edmonton Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection to a burglary and theft. Jail records show 30-year-old Angus Ray Clover is being held with $10,000 total bond.  He is booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief and fleeing police on foot. Clover is scheduled to appear in court August 10th

 

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

Kentucky’s Attorney General announced a bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general in forming an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. The nationwide task force will combat robocalls by investigating and taking legal action against telecommunications companies responsible for allowing foreign robocalls into the United States.

In 2021, scam robocalls resulted in an estimated $29.8 million in losses nationwide. Over 33 million scam robocalls are made to Americans every day. Most robocalls, which are used to perpetrate scams, originate overseas. These overseas callers gain access to the U.S. telephone network through Gateway providers. While these providers are responsible for ensuring the traffic is legal, Attorney General Daniel Cameron says many are not taking sufficient action to stop robocall traffic.

The Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force will focus on tracking down those companies which do not take steps to appropriately mitigate scam robocalls. He says these efforts are essential in helping to reduce the number of robocalls that Kentuckians receive.

Scams can be reported to the Attorney General’s office at ag.ky.gov/scams or by calling 888-432-9257.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Ky 436 being resurfaced soon

A two mile stretch of KY 436 (Hundred Acre Pond Road) will soon be resurfaced here in Hart County.  This week, preliminary work is taking place as crews repair base failures in advance of laying new asphalt. The section to be resurfaced extends from Bunnell Crossing just west of Pascal to the intersection with KY 88 at Monroe. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic around work crew operations.  Motorists should use additional caution when traveling in the area and be prepared for stopped traffic ahead.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Online yard sale ad of baby is hoax

An online yard sale ad which features a picture of a newborn baby is a hoax or scam, according to police.  “Hodgenville Online Yard Sale” is a community Facebook page allowing posts of lost, found, for sale and giveaway items. The newborn ad appeared Tuesday morning on the page asking for help in identifying the baby.  The ad claims the child was found by police, sparking several calls to LaRue County authorities. A spokesperson with Hodgenville Police says no baby was found and warned citizens against contacting the account responsible for making the post.  Similar ads have shown up in other community forums around the area. Authorities remind folks to always be skeptical of non-local accounts posting on local forums and to always contact police about stolen items or other posts that may involve potential criminal activity instead of reaching out to a posting individual directly.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Grayson County pursuit ends in arrest

A vehicle fleeing from police in Southeastern Grayson County along KY 88 reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour on Monday night. A pursuit began in Clarkson when Police Chief Buck Meredith attempted to stop a Nissan SUV on South Patterson Street. The driver, later identified as 47-year-old Robert Bradley, accelerated and turned onto KY 88, heading east. As the pursuit approached Grayson Springs Road, Chief Meredith decelerated in the interest of public safety and lost sight of the fleeing vehicle. Grayson County Deputies began patrolling adjacent roads and found the SUV parked in a driveway along Saint Augustine Church Road. Robert Bradley was located as officers searched the vicinity of the vehicle. He was arrested and taken to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked on charges of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, possession of a controlled substance (unspecified) and his third offence of driving on a DUI suspended license.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Girl dies during camping trip in Smokies

A 7-year-old girl died last week when a tree fell on her family’s tent while camping in the Smokies.  Emergency responders were called in the early morning hours on Wednesday to Elkmont Campground between Gatlinburg and Townsend inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A press release from the National Park Service says the tree was a Red Maple approximately two-feet diameter. The girl’s father and two siblings were also in the tent but were not injured. The release says the family is from Georgia.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Three inmates booked at Hart County Jail

Three inmates were booked Monday at Hart County Jail. --- 35-year-old Justin Srygler, whose address is listed as Upton, was taken into custody by Simpson County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with second degree escape and second degree promoting contraband.  --- 35-year-old Lori Lindsey, whose address is listed as Clarkson, is booked as a controlled intake and faces several drug and traffic related charges from Kentucky State Police, Glasgow Police and Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department. --- And, 24-year-old Jesse Hawkins, whose address is listed as Cub Run, was taken into custody by Munfordville Police for failure to appear in court.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Drug arrest in Grayson County

A Grayson County Roadblock at the intersection of KY 88 and US 62 Friday evening resulted in the discovery of drugs and the arrest of a Clarkson man.  Police found 54-year-old Edward Scott in possession of more than 40 grams of methamphetamine, several hundred dollars in cash and paraphernalia commonly used in the distribution and sale of narcotics. Scott was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of trafficking in and possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to maintain insurance.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Greensburg man injured in ATV crash

An ATV crash near Mt. Sherman in Green County late Saturday injured a Greensburg man. According to a police report, 31-year-old Chaney Richardson was traveling on Ward Ridge Road and ran off the pavement’s edge and overturned down an embankment. Richardson was taken to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injures.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Glasgow traffic stop leads to arrest

A weekend traffic stop on Pritchardsville Road led to the arrest of 59-year-old Robert Fields of Glasgow.  After being pulled over by Glasgow Police, it was discovered Fields had five outstanding warrants. A sobriety test indicated he was intoxicated at the time. A search of the vehicle turned up a glass pipe, methamphetamine and marijuana. Fields was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of both methamphetamine and marijuana as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Flags at half-staff Monday

Flags are at half-staff in Kentucky through sundown this coming Monday.  Governor Andy Beshear issued an order Monday for all state office buildings to lower their flags in honor of Kentuckians lost to or impacted by Eastern Kentucky Floods. Individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth are encouraged to participate by doing the same.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Arrests made in Hodgenville

Police serving an arrest warrant at a residence on an individual in Hodgenville Friday discovered drugs and located another person with outstanding warrants. Upon arrival at the location on Phillips Lane, police made contact with 54-year-old Karen Alvey who is the subject of the warrant. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine. While officers were at the residence, a male subject was hiding and attempted to leave by jumping out of a second story window. After a brief foot chase, he was arrested. When questioned, the man provided police with a relative’s name but was later identified as 53-year-old John Aubrey of Elizabethtown. He was served outstanding warrants for failure to appear and violation of parole and is additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, fleeing on foot, theft of identity, criminal mischief and theft of a registration plate decal. Karen Alvey was served outstanding warrants and charged with possession of marijuana and hindering apprehension. Alvey was taken to LaRue County Jail. Aubrey was transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained after jumping from the second floor. He was taken to LaRue County Jail after being released from the hospital.

 

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Monday, August 1st, 2022

Popular summertime event canceled due to COVID-19

Camp John Currie has been canceled after a COVID-19 case among staff members of the camp. This makes the third year the camp program will not be held. The staff is continuing to follow the established CDC guidelines for close contact exposures. The camp is hosted each summer in Marshall County by The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. All registration fees are expected to be refunded to the credit card used to pay for conservation camp registration.  For more information, please contact the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Information Center at 1 (800) 858-1549.

 

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Murder In Hart County (With Updates)
6am Monday 8/1/2022 Update: Third Arrest Made


On Sunday, July 31st, 2022, Kentucky State Police located and arrested a third individual in connection with the murder of Robert W. Myers. Dale E. Hodge (65), of Elizabethtown, was charged with murder (complicity) and lodged in the Hardin County Jail.


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8am Sunday 7/31/2022 Update: Arrests have taken place.
 

On Saturday July 30th, 2022, Kentucky State Police located the U-haul truck involved in Friday's murder in Hart County. KSP later located and arrested Cecil Daniels (21), of Elizabethtown and Brandon M. Hodge (31), of Elizabethtown in connection with the murder of Robert W. Myers. Both Daniels and Hodge have been charged with murder and will be lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation continues and no other information is available for release at this time.
 

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11am Saturday 7/30/2022 Update: Released Information From KSP


On Friday evening, July 29th just before 6:00 PM, KSP Post 3 was requested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office to conduct a death investigation in northern Hart County along KY 357. Hart County deputies responded to 10070 Hammonsville Road and located a deceased male in a yard near the residence.


KSP uniformed troopers and detectives responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation has revealed Robert W. Myers (78), confronted three white male suspects actively taking items from a residence Myers owned. The confrontation lead to Myers sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, contributing to his death. Robert Myers was pronounced deceased on scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. Three male suspects were observed leaving the scene in a light colored U-haul truck traveling north on KY 357 in Hart County.


Kentucky State Police is requesting that anyone with any information or leads concerning the death of Robert W. Myers to contact Detective Courtney Milam with KSP Post 3 at the following number: (270) 782-2010.
The ongoing investigation is being led by Detective Milam. Detective Milam was assisted by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Linwood Fire Department, Bonnieville Fire Department and the Hart County Coroner’s Office.

 

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10am Saturday 7/30/2022 Update: Search for suspects is still on. Here is a security camera photo released from Kentucky State Police of the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information on the suspects or the vehicle should contact police immediately. Name of the deceased and additional investigation info has not been officially released.

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10:20pm Update: KY 357 is now open to traffic.

 

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8:30pm Update KY 357 Murder Investigation in Hart County: Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson tells us suspects fled and were possibly last seen in LaRue county. He adds there is no immediate danger to the local public. KSP has told media outlets they are searching for a white U-Haul pickup truck (not a box moving truck) and three white male suspects who were/are in the truck. Anyone with information on the truck or suspects should call 911. KY 357 remains closed as indicated in the original post below.

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BREAKING: KY 357 in Hart County is closed due to a police investigation from W. Druen Road to Gaddie Cemetery Road. There is no local traffic allowed between these two detour points. Duration of the closure is unknown. This is related to an earlier public alert related to a shooting in the area. Details will be updated as they are OFFICIALLY released.

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Charges filed in deadly I-75 crash

Charges have been filed in a deadly crash on I-75 in Southeastern Kentucky we told you about earlier this week.  Police say 21-year-old Joshua Poore, of California, was drunk at the time he drove his pickup the wrong way on the interstate near London and collided with a car, killing three people. Poore suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was released from UK Medical Center in Lexington on Wednesday. He was taken back to Laurel County and booked on three counts of murder. Police released surveillance video obtained from a nearby weigh station that caught Poore’s vehicle on camera driving the wrong way on I-75.  Multiple calls were received by dispatch from other drivers just before the crash.

 

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Drug arrest in Glasgow

Glasgow Police arrested a man on drug charges following a Thursday traffic stop along South Broadway Street.  An officer made contact with 21-year-old Antre Devon Davidson and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A field sobriety test indicates he was impaired and a search revealed drug paraphernalia, digital scales and marijuana. Antre Devon Davidson, who is from Bowling Green, was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of reckless driving, operating a vehicle under the influence, no license in his possession, failure to maintain insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in marijuana. This is his 2nd trafficking charge.  He is jailed with a $5,000 bond and has a court date set for August 4th.

 

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Hart County's Unemployment rate slightly lower

Hart County's unemployment rate is nearly a point lower, coming in at 4.5% compared to 5.4% a year ago.  Kentucky's Education and Labor Cabinet released statistics Thursday for the month of June. The rate fell in 119 counties between June of 2021 and June 2022. It stayed the same in one county. There were no counties with an increase.

Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 3.1%.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.1%.

Statewide, the number stands at 4.2% for June 2022, compared to 3.8% for the nation.

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

"Be a Fraud Fighter" initiative

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Tuesday his Office of Senior Protection has launched an awareness campaign to protect Kentucky consumers from financial losses associated with scams and fraud.

The initiative, called “Be a Fraud Fighter,” empowers Kentuckians to put a stop to scams and Cameron says it has a dual purpose. It puts scammers on notice that their actions will not be tolerated in the Commonwealth, and it arms Kentuckians with the information needed to report and avoid scams.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers capitalized on the circumstances surrounding the global health crisis, including isolation and increased time online, to carry out scams. According to Cameron’s office, In 2021 alone, Kentuckians reported a 135 percent increase in financial losses associated with scams, compared to the same period during the previous year.

 

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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Head-on collision in Hart County

A head-on collision about three miles from of Munfordville Wednesday blocked KY 88 for about two and a half hours.  Preliminary indications show a driver ran off the road, overcorrected and traveled into the path of an on-coming vehicle. Police conducted a reconstruction before cleanup took place. The collision was just west of Logsdon Valley Road. Names and updated conditions of those involved are not officially available.

 

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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Glasgow Police searching for teenage mom and infant

Investigators with Glasgow Police are asking for help in finding a missing teenager and infant. They say 16-year-old Oneyda Martinez, who is described as a Hispanic female, along with her 1 month old child, Jennifer Martinez were last seen Wednesday in the vicinity of Belfast Way.  Martinez was last seen wearing light pink shirt with black leggings. The baby was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Monkeypox case confirmed in Barren River District

Barren River District Health Department sent a media release Wednesday, announcing the first locally confirmed case of Monkeypox. They are emphasizing that risk to the general public remains low. Identity and location of the case are not being released due to privacy restrictions. Officials say the patient remains isolated and they are working to identify those the patient may have contacted.  To prevent infection, health department officials ask individuals to be aware of risks and how monkeypox spreads. Person-to-person transmission is possible either through skin-to-skin contact with body fluids, monkeypox sores or contaminated items, such as bedding and clothing. Prolonged face-to-face contact can also result in transmission.

Monkeypox typically begins with flu-like symptoms, including fever and swelling of lymph nodes about five to 21 days after exposure, followed by a rash or lesions one to three days later. The rash or lesions are often painful and typically begin on the face but may occur on any part of the body.

The illness typically lasts for two to four weeks. People are considered infectious from the time that symptoms start until all scabs from the rash have fallen off and the skin has healed.  

As of July 26, 2022, the CDC reports that 3,591 monkeypox cases have been identified in 24 U.S. states.

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Voters say no to property tax increase

LaRue County voted against a property tax increase on Tuesday.  The "double nickel" tax was originally instituted by the school board this spring to budget for aging buildings and a career center but a petition was presented to bring the issue to a general vote.  A special election was held with 1,087 in favor of the tax and 2,200 against the tax.  Voter turnout was just under 30% which is still higher than turnout for the may primary.  The school board will have another opportunity to increase their funding base through their annual tax adjustment.  That increase has a cap of of 4%. 


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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Hart County Jail recent bookings

Bookings from Monday and Tuesday at Hart County Jail include the following:

- 34-year-old James Locke, of Edmonton, was arrested by officers with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department and is charged with flagrant non-support.

- 32-year-old Matthew Baird, of Bloomington, Indiana, was arrested by officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department.

- 54-year-old Lori Griffin, of Munfordville, was arrested by Munfordville Police and is charged with failure to appear in court.

- 24-year-old Ian Robbins was arrested by officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department.

- 40-year-old Eric Stice, of Bowling Green, was arrested by officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department.

 

Again, these bookings are recorded at Hart County Jail from Monday and Tuesday.


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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Family Dollar recalls hundreds of products

Family Dollar has begun a nationwide recall of hundreds of over-the-counter products that were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements. These products, all of which are regulated by the FDA, were stored and inadvertently shipped to Family Dollar locations between May 1st and June 10th.  The company has has notified its affected stores, asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product. Customers who bought affected products may return them to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased them without receipt.

An list of affected products is posted on the on the US Food and Drug Administration's website: fda.gov (www.fda.gov/media/160146/download).

To date, Family Dollar has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to any of the hundreds of products that are affected by this recall.

Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 8am and 4pm. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.

 

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Three killed in wrong-way crash

Three people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky Monday. A report from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened near Exit 38 at London. A Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by 21-year-old Joshua Poore, of California, was headed north on the southbound side and collided with a Nissan Altima. Three people in the Altima, identified as 25-year-old Aihya Dukes, 25-year-old Kevin Criglear and 25-year-old Deshawn Love -- all from Chicago -- were killed.  The pickup driver was taken to a Lexington hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing. It is unclear why Poore was traveling in the wrong direction.  The Laurel County Sheriff's Department says Joshua Poore will face charges related to the crash.

 

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Additional manufacturing development in Glendale

Effects of BlueOval-SK locating in Glendale are showing up in additional manufacturing development. Elizabethtown's City Council was present with a bonds summary Monday evening during a working session.  The summary indicates a $250 million industrial revenue bond for Lotte Aluminum Materials to locate in T. J. Patterson Industrial Park on the southwest side of town.  The company is expected to make products to support operations at the Glendale battery plant. Workings of the bond allow significant tax incentives for the location.  City officials say this bond structure will be set up like nearly all other industrial agreements and the company is on a "fast track" for development.

 

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Multiple court dates for Glasgow man

A man was taken into custody by Glasgow Police on Sunday who has been arrested at least 20 times since 2015. Officers responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at Premier Storage Solutions on Trojan Trail and found 26-year-old Johnathan Meadows inside a storage unit that was not his. After further investigation, Officers determined that Meadows had also stolen a truck from Booths Construction along with a chainsaw and other items. The truck and all of the stolen items were recovered. Meadows is charged with criminal trespassing, burglary, theft by unlawful taking and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile. He is jailed with a $27,000 cash bond and has multiple court dates scheduled into August.  Johnathan Meadows' arrest records date back about eight years on a variety of charges, including multiple counts of public intoxication, failure to appear in court, theft and a drug related offences.

 

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Glasgow Police stopped a vehicle Monday on Happy Valley Road for no tail lights.  Contact was made with the driver, who is identified as 21-year-old Cody DuBree of Glasgow.  After consent was received to search the vehicle, 12 grams of THC oil and a large amount of cash were found.  DuBree was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, failure to produce an insurance card, having no registration receipt, having no tail lamps, possession of an open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle, failure to signal and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released later in the day.  Jail records show a $5,000 bond.

 

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Monday, July 25th, 2022

Larue County voting on new school tax

Neighboring LaRue County residents decide Tuesday whether or not to accept a new school tax. A special election will determine if the school system can add 10 cents per each hundred dollars of assessed property value.

The tax was passed by the school board in early April but a petition meeting requirements to recall the measure was submitted to the county clerk, resulting in the special election. Petitioners say they had no trouble obtaining the number of required signatures.

In putting the tax to scale, the average home property value in LaRue County is around $129,000 which will cost an average homeowner an additional $129 each year.  That breaks down to a budget of just under $11 per month.

The school board holds the position of trying to secure funding needed for aging buildings and the possibility of a new career center which is not possible under current bonding constraints. The school system does not currently qualify for several pots of state money to address these issues.

Public sentiment is split on the issue.  Some see it as an investment for students to have better educational opportunities and (in the career center case), to help uncover interests instead of unwisely taking on college debt.  Those in favor also point to the potential influx of residents and students with the expectation of considerable growth between Hodgenville and Elizabethtown as new industries begin production at Glendale.  Those in opposition say it is bad timing with high inflation and soaring costs.  They claim it will further stress households in providing basic necessities like food, clothes and vehicle fuel, even if the cost boils down to only a few dollars per month.

Early voting was held Thursday through Saturday with 845 votes cast. Tuesday voting will be held from 6am-6pm Eastern at Old School Mall in Magnolia, Uptown Graphics in Upton, Rolling Fork Christian Church in Lyons Station and First Baptist Church of Hodgenville.

The school board will be responsible for the cost of Tuesday’s vote to the tune of approximately $24,000.

 

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Monday, July 25th, 2022

Short delays along I-65

Short delays along southbound I-65 through Hart County continue for a pavement preservation project announced several weeks back.
Crews are utilizing lane closures to put down a thin-lay application of asphalt to extend life of the road surface before it deteriorates from good condition. Long term cost savings are significant versus a typical milling and resurfacing contract once pavement conditions become poor.
Crews began the thin-lay application on Wednesday southbound near Exit 65 and are progressing south. Varying lane closures will be in effect around work zone operations. The contractor is additionally allowed to reduce traffic to one lane between 7pm and 7am local time.
As paving operations reach the southern limit of the project near Cave City, work will shift to the northbound side of the interstate and progress toward Munfordville.

Motorists should be prepared for stopped or slowly moving traffic ahead and pay close attention to signs.

The project generally stretches from Cave City to Munfordville. The section's pavement is now approximately 10 years old and was laid with expansion of the interstate to six lanes. Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Taco Bell Coming Back To Cave City

Many former customers of Taco Bell in Cave City have complained for years after closure of the store where Pizza Hut now sits.  Mammoth Cave Street welcomes back Taco Bell next to Pizza Hut, joining KFC to make "YUM! Row" complete, once again. 

 

The Cave City location will be a franchise restaurant, operated by Southpaw ABTB, LLC which is a family-owned business that started in New York. They currently manage 74 Taco Bell and 70 Dunkin' Donuts locations in three states and are continually expanding.  The new Taco Bell in Cave City will offer technological advancements with multiple customer accessibility points such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets and comfortable seating to provide an enjoyable in-store experience. The drive-thru will feature an easy to navigate menu board complete with an electronic ordering system so that orders can be made quickly and accurately.

 

A Southpaw spokesperson says the Cave City Taco Bell will be open in early 2023 with hours of 8am – 12am and will employ approximately 30 people.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Recap

 

The county is taking on the task of transferring fiscal court documents to digital sources. At Thursday's fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to solicit bids for microfilming and digitizing fiscal court records.

 

In other business of the court, Andre' Barbour was appointed to replace Greg Carter on the Extension Board through 2024 and resignation of Brandy Nichols as Animal Shelter Director was accepted. Advertisement for a new Animal Shelter Director was approved. Courthouse Employee Trent Paige has been moved to full time at $14 per hour and high bids were accepted in the amount of $30,000 by Oxmoor Ford for a 2016 Chevy Express Van and $34,000 by Tim Short Auto for a 2018 Ram 4x4 pickup.

 

The jail report indicates 222 inmates at the facility.  Bids were approved for jail food service, jail telecommunications and the jail commissary.

 

In routine business, bank and budget transfers were approved along with with the county clerk's report, sheriff's tax settlement report and easements with Hinkle Construction on Dennis Whitlow Road and Israel Bergenson on Jericho Church Road.

 

The next Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be on August 11th.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Man Found Unconscious Identified And Arrested

 

Glasgow police responded to a location on Burkesville Street Thursday after receiving a complaint of a male subject who was unconscious inside a vehicle.

 

Officers identified 37-year-old Christopher McVay of Macy, Indiana and received consent to search his vehicle. Investigation turned up Hydrocodone in the center console and an unidentified pill bottle.

McVay was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication of a controlled substance and for not having a prescription controlled substance not in a proper container.

 

He is jailed with a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Woman crashes car into church

 

Police say a woman intentionally crashed her car into a church building multiple times on Wednesday morning.  Metcalfe County Deputies responded to Pleasant Valley Church along KY 1243 just south of Center and observed 21-year-old Kristen Matthews in a 2010 Mazda passenger car.  A police report says she accelerated the vehicle multiple times into the side of church while loudly singing church hymns. Matthews was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Police say she was under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

She was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of:

• Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

• Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense

• Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree

 

Kristen Matthews is scheduled to appear in court July 27th.

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Clarkson man arrested in shooting

Officials in Grayson County have arrested a man in connection to a shooting from week before last. Police responded to a residence on Grayson Springs Road July 9th after 42-year-old Jeremy Stinnett was shot in the hip by a small caliber handgun. Investigators originally believed a woman at the residence was responsible but after inconsistencies with witness accounts, she was ruled out as a suspect. Deputies arrested 39-year-old Charles Edward Cann, of Clarkson, Tuesday in connection to the shooting. He was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of first-degree assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  Stinnett remains hospitalized in Louisville.

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Two killed in Interstate 165 collision

Two men were killed Tuesday in a collision along Interstate 165 (formerly Natcher Parkway) in Butler County.  Just after 1:00 p.m., Kentucky State Police assistance was requested by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a crash near Milemarker 20. Preliminary investigation reveals 38-year-old Angel Bidabur Perez of Louisville was operating a 2007 International tractor-trailer northbound. Perez's vehicle struck a 2002 GMC dump/paint truck that was stationary in a work zone. The tractor-trailer came to final rest on the right shoulder of the roadway where a fire ignited and engulfed the vehicle, according to police. The operator of the GMC dump/paint truck was identified as 43-year-old James Gilbert of Bowling Green. Angel Bidabur Perez and James Gilbert were both pronounced deceased on the scene by the Butler County Coroner's Office.  Investigation of the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Hart County Boys Golf Teams

Congratulations to Hart County’s Golf Teams.  The boys won the District Cup at LaRue County by four strokes on Wednesday. Blake Whorton shot -1 to lead all scorers. The girls finished second.

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

KSP asking public to vote for new mascot name

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are asking the public to vote on what to name their bulldog mascot. The agency received name submissions earlier this month and narrowed the list down to 10 possibilities. Police said Monday on social media that people can vote for one of those names through July 21. Officials said the agency has used a bulldog image at promotional events over the years and decided to develop it into an official mascot as a fun way to engage with all ages. The bulldog mascot will attend community engagement events.

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

New hotline to help in mental health crisis situations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mental health advocates in Kentucky are hoping the launch of a three-digit mental health crisis hotline will help remove the stigma of reaching out for help. The 988 hotline went live nationally this past Saturday. It offers quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies. People taking the calls are trained counselors. Advocates joined Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday to promote the suicide and crisis lifeline. The governor noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth and young adults in Kentucky.

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Paul blames McConnell for judge appointment failure

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is accusing Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of cutting a “secret deal” with the White House that fell apart. Paul is blaming a lack of communication by his fellow Kentuckian for the failure of a federal judicial nomination. It further exposes tensions between the state's two Republican senators. Paul commented Monday on the sinking of the nomination last week of anti-abortion lawyer Chad Meredith for a federal judgeship in Eastern Kentucky. Meredith is a Grayson County native and son of Senator Steve Meredith.  The White House abruptly abandoned the nomination on Friday citing resistance from Paul. McConnell told media outlets that Paul's position was “utterly pointless.”

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Police pursuit ends in fatal crash

A police pursuit in Elizabethtown ended with a fatal crash Monday evening.  A trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on Kia Soul along KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) about two miles from I-65.  The driver began to evade and the pursuit began, heading toward US 31W in southern Radcliff and reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.  The driver turned left onto southbound US 31W, made a U-turn to head north and ran a red light at the intersection of Gateway Crossing Boulevard.  The vehicle struck three other vehicles at the intersection before coming to rest and catching fire in southbound lanes of US 31W. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. Occupants of the other vehicles were transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured.  Additional details are expected to be released as the investigation continues.

 

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Two die in Larue County crash

Two died in a late Sunday crash on US 31E.  The collision happened just north of Hodgeville in LaRue County around 10:00 p.m.  Kentucky State Police investigators say 32-year-old Robert Wilson of Elizabethtown was traveling south in a 2009 Chrysler 300 and crossed the center line.  He struck a 2008 Dodge Charger head-on, being driven by 34-year-old Tessie McNear, of Hodgenville.

A passenger in Wilson’s vehicle, 34-year-old Victoria Sharp of Lebanon, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner’s Office. A passenger in McNear’s vehicle, 41-year-old Carla Parker of Sonora, was transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Wilson and McNear were transported to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A juvenile passenger in McNear’s vehicle was also transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary report from state police does not indicate why Wilson crossed the center line.

 

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

I-65 project delay due to weather

The I-65 project we told you about Monday has been delayed due to weather.  Rain on Sunday did not allow the contractor to perform planned milling work.  Thin-lay asphalt application is now expected to begin Thursday night instead of Wednesday night. The project extends from Cave City to Munfordville in both directions of the interstate and should be complete in mid-August.

 

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Buffalo man arrested in Hodgenville

Monday afternoon, Hodgenville Police arrested 26-year-old Austen Cecil, of Buffalo, after he was stopped for careless driving on West Main Street. Cecil had an active warrant out of Hardin County for failure to appear in court.  He was taken to Larue County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

RR crossing in Glendale open

The railroad crossing in Glendale along KY 222 is back open to traffic. Closure to repair the crossing and adjacent infrastructure lasted until late Friday afternoon, when barricades and detour signs were taken down. A semi with low trailer became stuck on the crossing a week ago Saturday morning and was struck by a train. The rig was pushed several yards causing significant damage. No injuries resulted.  Right on queue with repairs, railroad and highway officials said last Saturday the closure would take approximately one week to complete.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Burglary arrest in LaRue County

Officers from the sheriff's department in LaRue County responded to a tip Friday about a suspect from a burglary earlier in the week in the Tonieville Community. Deputies located Donald Begley of Elizabethtown at a location along Harned McCubbins Road. Upon making contact, Begley attempted to throw methamphetamine and a glass pipe under his truck. A search of his vehicle revealed items from the July 13th burglary. Donald Begley was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on related charges. He is no longer listed as an inmate at the facility.

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Injury collision leads to arrest

Glasgow Police arrested a woman for being under the influence following an injury collision on Thursday. Upon arriving at the scene, an officer made contact with 42-year-old Amy Graham and detected an odor of Marijuana. Further investigation led to discovery of the drug, along with paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. A sobriety test indicated she was impaired. Amy Graham was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of wanton endangerment, operating a vehicle under the influence with aggravated circumstances, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to produce an insurance card. She is jailed with a $15,000 bond and appears in court today (Monday).

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

New requirements for constables

Any constable elected for the first time beginning next year in Hart County and across the state is subject to a new law requiring them to receive certified law enforcement training before exercising powers such as traffic stops and arrests. The law is being challenged by the Kentucky Constable Association which filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking an injunction to block these requirements. The suit was filed in Bullitt County, where Constable Larry Watkins says the law prevents constables from serving the people who elected them. There's no word on a time frame for a ruling regarding the suit.  The issue of constable authority has been debated for years but received legislative attention earlier this year by the law's passage during the general assembly.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Jobs available at Ky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair is hiring for this year's event which is set to take place August 18th - 28th in Louisville.  According to a press release from the fair, more than a dozen different types of positions are available and wages are competitive. Workers can get guaranteed hours, meals and there is a potential for overtime pay. Start dates for those hired vary now through the end of the fair. Apply online at kystatefair.org or call the Kentucky State Fair Human Resources Department at 502-367-5230. Applicants can also visit the Kentucky Exposition Center for on-the-spot hiring July 20-22.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Pavement preservation project scheduled this week

Weekend delays along I-65 through Hart County are a result of preparation for a pavement preservation project scheduled to begin this week. Crews have been utilizing lane closures to put down temporary striping, take up pavement markers and mill down surface pavement ahead of a think-lay application of asphalt. The purpose of the thin-lay project is to extend life of the road surface before it deteriorates from good condition. Long term cost savings are significant versus a typical milling and resurfacing contract once pavement conditions become poor. The project basically stretches from Cave City to Munfordville. The section's pavement is now approximately 10 years old and was laid with expansion of the interstate to six lanes. Crews will begin the thin-lay application on Wednesday. Varying lane closures will be in effect around work zone operations. The contractor is additionally allowed to reduce traffic to one lane between 7pm and 7am. Delays should be expected. Motorists should be prepared for stopped or slowly moving traffic ahead and pay close attention to signs. Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Burn ban lifted in Hart County

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate has lifted the burn ban that was issued for Hart County earlier this month.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022
Edmonson County School year delayed

The start of a new school year in Edmonson County will be delayed.  The start date is now August 31st.  During HVAC work last week at Edmonson County High School, significant problems with pipes were discovered under the school and the parking lot. Delaying the start of the fall semester will allow repairs to be made before students return.  The pushed back start date is not expected to prolong the overall school year. To compensate for missed days on the front end of the year, 20 minutes will be added each school day.  The change will not affect holiday, fall or spring breaks. Events like back to school bashes and open houses will be rescheduled to coincide with the delayed start.  An updated district calendar is available on the Edmonson County Schools website.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrests in LaRue County

Deputies in LaRue County discovered drugs during a traffic stop Wednesday. A vehicle driven by 52-year-old William Burd was pulled over after officers observed him not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed methamphetamine in his pocket, another controlled substance in his hand and other drug related items. Burd was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, not having a prescription in a proper container and failure to wear a seatbelt. A passenger, identified at 48-year-old Windell Ake, was found to have a warrant in LaRue County for failure to appear in court.  Ake was also taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

Wednesday, deputies in LaRue County served warrants for failure to appear in court from LaRue and Hart Counties on 35-year-old Krisytal Hawkins. A tip led police to her location. She was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Injury collision in Glasgow

Glasgow Police responded to an injury collision at the signalized intersection of Veterans Outer Loop and North Jackson Highway on Tuesday. A 2016 Ford Fusion driven by Layton Childress of Cynthiana was eastbound on Veterans Outer Loop and made a left turn onto North Jackson Highway when he collided with a 2016 Jeep Cherokee which was westbound on Veterans Outer Loop. That vehicle was driven by Chanda England, of Summer Shade. Both drivers were taken to T J Samson Community Hospital.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Recent Hodgenville Police activity

Hodgenville Police responded to a welfare check Tuesday at residence on South Lincoln Boulevard just before 2:00 p.m.  They arrived to find 84-year-old Thomas French deceased. A press release says no foul play is suspected.  An investigation into French's death continues.

Wednesday, Hodgenville Police served a warrant out of Jefferson County for contempt of court on 43-year-old Alicia Suter.  She was taken to LaRue County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Four arrested on drug charges

Three people in Wax are among four arrested in Grayson County Tuesday following an investigation by the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force. As officers executed a search warrant at a location along Ranchero Road near Wax, methamphetamine and marijuana were located. As a result, 48-year-old Roy Nash, 46-year-old Stacey Wynn and 46-year-old Amanda Saltsman were taken into custody. Nash and Wynn face charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, which are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm. Both are also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. Saltsman faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The fourth arrest results from a search warrant executed at a location on Skaggs Road near Big Clifty.  Methamphetamine was located, resulting in the arrest of 48-year-old Travis Higdon. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, obscuring the identity of a machine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug charges against Higdon are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm. All four were taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Two die in Tuesday crash

A Tuesday afternoon crash at the Metcalfe-Cumberland County line on KY 90 has claimed the life of two people, including a Cave City woman. The crash happened just after 3pm and forced closure of the road for nearly three hours. A preliminary report from Kentucky State Police says 49-year-old Tara Reed of Cave City was headed west in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. She crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 79-year-old Bruce McCarty of Burkesville. Both died at the scene. The preliminary report does not indicate why Reed crossed the center line. Investigation of the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Truck driver killed in train collision

A train collided with a dump truck Wednesday between Park City and Cave City, killing the truck driver.  Kentucky State Police say 33-year-old Timothy Duvall of Leitchfield was southbound on State Quarry Road and entered a railroad crossing. Duvall failed to see a CSX train headed west and was struck by the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision happened around 3:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Two arrested after traffic stop

A Tuesday traffic stop in Glasgow resulted in two arrests.  Police made contact with 45-year-old Jamie Fancher, of Knob Lick, along Humble Avenue and confirmed he had a suspended operator license and could not produce a valid insurance card. A vehicle search revealed needles and Methamphetamine. Fancher was arrested and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, not having a license in his possession, failure to produce an insurance card, operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and for having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.  Also arrested was 22-year-old Courtney Jackson.  She is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Fancher appears in court July 18th.  Jackson appears in court today.  Both are currently in Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Weekend shooting in Grayson County

The identity of a Grayson County man shot over the weekend has been released.  Deputies responded to Grayson Springs Road near Clarkson and found 43-year-old Jeremy Stinnett suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower extremities.  He was airlifted to University of Louisville hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  No explanation of the Saturday incident has been officially released.

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

New information in Barren County shooting

There is new information about the officer involved shooting death near Cave City from this past weekend.  A Kentucky State Police press release says deputies from Barren County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare check on Paul Clark Road early Saturday morning.  When deputies arrived, 31-year-old Dillon Walker of Westmoreland, Tennessee fled on foot from his vehicle parked off the side of the road.  Deputies located Walker in a field holding a firearm. After repeated verbal commands to drop the weapon, Walker pointed the firearm at deputies.  One deputy discharged his agency-issued firearm, striking Walker, who died at the scene. Two deputies from Barren County are on administrative leave as the investigation continues.  There is no detail provided as to why Walker initially tried to avoid contact with police.

 

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Vandalism investigation continues in Hodgenville

Authorities in Hodgenville continue investigating vandalism caused by a juvenile.  The 13-year-old is accused of tagging multiple buildings throughout the town with spray paint.  Police are still working to determine the extent of this vandalism.  They ask anyone who may suspect tagging of property to call the department at 270-491-5357.

 

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Search continues for missing man

Metcalfe County Emergency Management Director Emory Kidd says the search is still on for Corey Hart.  The 35-year-old left his residence along Breeding Road in Metcalfe County on Thursday and hasn't been seen since.  He is described as white, 5-feet 9-inches and weighing 180 pounds. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes. When last seen, he was wearing a dark colored short sleeved shirt with khaki-colored tactical pants. Anyone with information which may help locate Corey Hart is asked to call the Metcalfe Sheriff’s Office.  Their number is 270-432-3041.

 

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Burn ban remains in Hart County

With the threat of fire still critical, Hart County's outdoor burn ban remains in effect. Hart County Emergency Management Director Tony Keithley says there is some confusion regarding the current status of the Judge Executive's order. Weekend rains helped some agricultural drought issues but dried grassy areas and other vegetation can still be easily ignited. An announcement will be made when the order is canceled.

 

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave's City Attorney says he believes a sign regulation contained in a zoning ordinance which mandates when temporary signs must be removed within the city is not enforceable in light of current court rulings.  Pat Ross explained a series of events leading to his opinion at Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting.  Ross says the regulation being questioned was put in place as part of a zoning package in 2017, years before a recent higher court ruling and since there are exemptions contained in the wording of the sign regulation, it is likely unconstitutional. He cited a state case where a long-standing billboard law was recently thrown out.  As a result and with no regulations in place in Kentucky, numerous local billboards have been constructed, most noticeably along Interstate 65.  A citizen present asked if signs could be placed now for November and Ross answered saying he believes so. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds citizens the ordinance in question here is separate from right-of-way regulations. Kentucky statues still prohibit any kind of signage, structures or establishments along state roads other than those installed for traffic or officially approved by permit.

Also at Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting, the police report noted an sharp increase in mental illness and domestic complaint calls in recent weeks and also noted vagrant issues at the city park.

Fire department and maintenance reports were provided.  Minutes from previous meetings were approved and the financial report was given.

Mayor Randall Curry says Brian Manship has resigned from the board of Caveland Environmental Authority. The mayor asked council members to consider potential candidate names for the next council meeting.

The final item of business was a proclamation honoring the life and legacy of Mr. Caverna, Ronnie Cobb, who passed away on June 29th.

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Search for missing Metcalfe County man

Authorities in Metcalfe County are searching for a missing man. Police were notified Sunday that 35-year-old Corey Hart left his residence along Breeding Road on Thursday and hasn't been seen since.  Hart is described as a white male, 5-feet 9-inches and weighing 180 pounds. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes. When last seen, he was wearing a dark colored short sleeved shirt with khaki-colored tactical pants. Anyone with information which may help locate Corey Hart is asked to call the Metcalfe Sheriff’s Office.  Their number is 270-432-3041.

 

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Larue County drug arrest

Police in LaRue County investigating drug activity ended up in the Upton community Thursday.  Deputies arrested James Maulden and Leroy Towsley, both of Upton. James Maulden was charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Leroy Towsley was charged with possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st degree, 2nd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Charles reduced in child abuse case

Hodgenville Police arrested a man last week on two charges of criminal abuse of a child.  Now, a release from the agency says two counts have been reduced to one after further investigation reveals injuries sustained to one child were not due to abuse or the actions 21-year-old River Gibson. One count of criminal abuse will be dismissed.  Gibson was taken into custody last Thursday.

 

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Weekend train collision in Glendale

A weekend train collision in downtown Glendale will require closure of KY 222 at the crossing for approximately one week.  A semi with low trailer became stuck on the crossing Saturday morning and the driver notified authorities.  A relay of information was provided to the train operator before the collision but not in enough time to avoid colliding with the trailer portion of the rig.  The rig was pushed several yards and damaged the crossing and adjacent infrastructure, which is the reason for the road closure.  No injuries resulted. A detour is set up utilizing Mud Splash Road, KY 1136 and KY 222. Large vehicles are asked to seek a route that does not include Mud Splash Road due to limited maneuverability.

 

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Barren County Weekend Shooting

Few details have been released regarding a weekend shooting in Barren County.  Kentucky State Police issued a press release saying they were contacted early Saturday morning to respond to a location with a Cave City address and investigate an incident with a Barren County Sheriff's department officer-involved shooting. The release says a male suspect died and an autopsy is being performed. There has been no other information officially released by the sheriff's department. Kentucky State Police has statewide jurisdiction in officer-involved shootings. The KSP release says to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation they are not releasing additional details at this time and there is no timetable currently available regarding completion of their investigation.

 

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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Hodgenville Police Make Several Arrests
On Tuesday, at approximately 5:43 pm the Hodgenville Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision in front of the Lincoln General Store. Investigation revealed that a 2021 Kia, operated by Elizabeth Glenn pulled out from the Lincoln General Store into the path of a 2000 Pontiac, operated by Alexander Spalding, traveling north on Lincoln Farm Rd. Investigation led the investigating officer to believe Ms Glenn was under the influence of alcohol. She was placed under arrest and transport to HPD where she refused to submit to a breath test. She was lodged in the Larue County Jail and charged for DUI. SGT J Whitlow investigated.

On Thursday, 2022, at 9:30 am the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 33-year-old Dustin Corbett of Scottsburg Indiana. Mr. Corbett had an outstanding bench warrant for FTA through Jefferson County District Court.

On Thursday, 2022, at 10:52 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 36-year-old Joshua Reuter of Magnolia. Mr. Reuter had a bench warrant through the Hardin County District Court.

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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Richardson Stadium Fire
Following the fire that erupted Thursday morning at the Richardson Stadium, an investigation has concluded and has been ruled as an electrical fire by The Kentucky Fire Marshal’s office. Glasgow Fire Chief Joey Rock informed media outlets that the call to Gorin Park came in at approx. 2 am. and took crews around 1 hour to extinguish the blaze. The park will be closed today.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Hodgenville DUI Crash
A crash Tuesday in Hodgenville resulted in a DUI arrest. Just before 6pm, a sedan driven by 60-year-old Elizabeth Glenn pulled out of Lincoln General Store along US 31E into the path of a northbound car. Ms. Glenn was suspected of being intoxicated but she refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. She was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Record High Temperatures
Wednesday's high for Hart County was 99.7, recorded just after 4pm. The high marks the warmest day of the year, so far. Less than an hour later, a gust front ahead of a line of thunderstorms moving out of Grayson and Hardin Counties dropped the temperature by 20 degrees for a reading of 79 just after 5pm. About half of the county received measurable rain with the passing storm. A heat advisory is in effect again for today (Thursday), with highs expected again in the upper 90s. Storms will once again develop throughout the region and produce gusty winds and heavy rains. Full forecast details are coming up a couple of minutes.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Fatal Accident Involving A Tractor
Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a man operating a tractor in Adair County Wednesday. Preliminary details released by authorities indicate 53-year-old Tony Burton was logging near a creek when the tractor overturned, trapping him underneath. The incident happened near the Ella Community, northeast of Columbia. Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman initiated the investigation. State police are now taking lead due to Burton being a cousin of the sheriff.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Hart County Burn Ban Initiated
Outdoor burning is temporarily prohibited in Hart County. A burn ban was issued Wednesday by Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate. The order excludes campfires at established campgrounds and will remain in effect until adequate rain is received and the ban is rescinded. Those cited for violation of the ban are subject to a Class A Misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 and one year in jail or both. Green County also issued a burn ban Wednesday.  Barren County issued a burn ban on Tuesday. Metcalfe, Edmonson and LaRue Counties issued burn bans prior to this week.



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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
Senator Scheduled To Visit Hart County
Senator Rand Paul will be visiting this Thursday July 7th from 12:45 to 1:15 at the Hart County Courthouse. 



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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Hardin County
Locally, Tuesday was the hottest day of the year (to date).  Hart County’s official reading from the Kentucky Mesonet based at Western Kentucky University (which serves as the record of climatology) was 98* for a high.  Mid-to-upper 90s caught most of our neighboring counties.  The state’s hottest reading came from Hartford in Ohio County with an air temperature of 101. The heat index there was reported at 115. Scottsville also recorded triple digits at 100.  The state’s coolest high temperature was recorded in Eastern Kentucky, where Harlan County only reached 78*.  A Heat Advisory continues for areas along and west of I-65 today with a slight chance of Thunderstorms.  Temperatures will be similar to Tuesday.  A complete forecast is coming up in just a few minutes.

 



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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
DUI Crash
Alcohol is a suspected factor in a holiday weekend collision in LaRue County. Hodgenville Police to Lincoln Parkway at Tonieville Road just after dark Saturday evening and found a small pickup driven by a 17-year-old juvenile from Hodgenville pulled out to turn in front of a full size pickup heading north on the parkway driven by Maria Boster of Elizabethtown. Both drivers were transported to Hardin Memorial for treatment.

 



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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Flags Ordered At Half Staff Today
Flags at state buildings will be lowered to half-staff today across Kentucky in honor of three officers who were killed when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant. The governor's order runs Tuesday morning through sunset Thursday in remembrance of Floyd County sheriff’s deputy and Martin City fire Chief William Petry, Prestonsburg police Captain Ralph Frasure and Prestonsburg police Officer Jacob Chaffins. The three were killed Thursday night in an hours long standoff at a home in the small Floyd County town of Allen.

 



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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Former Mayor Dies
A former Munfordville mayor has died. Chester Herman Fryer passed away at the age 88 on Friday. Fryer was mayor from 1977 through 1982 and served as a city councilman for 20 years.  He was instrumental in obtaining Green River Water services for the city. He built and maintained the Kentucky Stonehenge replica, which he welcomed tourist as an attraction for the city of Munfordville. Chester Fryer was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Obituary information follows this newscast.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Horse Cave City Counsel Approves Budget Changes
The Horse Cave City Counsel met last Thursday night and passed ordinance #2022-03 which approves the changes to the 2021-2022 budget year. Changes were required to update the expenses and revenue made during that fiscal year.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Metcalfe County Woman Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges
A large amount of marijuana packaged for resale, prescription controlled substances, loaded pistol, cash and paraphernalia were discovered Tuesday in Metcalfe County, leading to the arrest of 48-year-old Gena Couch-Rowe.  A search warrant was executed at a location on Greensburg Road. Couch-Rowe is charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. After being taken into custody Tuesday, she was released early Wednesday.  Jail records from Barren County Detention Center indicate there was a $2,500 bond.  She appears in court July 20th.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
30 Acre Field Fire In Larue County
A large field fire quickly started and spread over nearly 30 acres Thursday afternoon just outside Hodgenville. LaRue County Fire Department and Buffalo Fire Department were called to the location on Leafdale Road around 5pm, with multiple neighboring departments (soon after) being called for assistance.  It is believed ignition occurred from farm equipment harvesting crops. The fire consumed mostly wheat. There was minimal invasion of nearby wooded areas. Extremely dry conditions and wind made for prime fire conditions.  Some local homeowners were concerned as crews battled the fire but no structures were directly affected. Firefighters remained on the scene after the fire was out to make sure hot spots did not reignite. The fire validates concerns about dry conditions in the region. LaRue County enacted an outdoor burn ban last week. Citizens are urged to use extreme caution this holiday weekend with regard to fireworks.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Arrest In Monday Night Shooting
Police in Barren County have made an arrest in the shooting which occurred along Billingsley Road and Kino Road on Monday night. A citation indicates 38-year-old Gregori Dillard was taken into custody Wednesday.  He told investigators he had been drinking and fired a handgun at a passing vehicle.  The driver and a passenger in the vehicle reported a white male shot at them, but when police arrived they could not immediately identify a suspect.  There is no indication of why Dillard fired on the vehicle.  He faces a charge of wanton endangerment and will appear in court July 7th. He remains jailed with a $25,000 bond.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Car Jacking In Elizabethtown Ends In Arrest
A carjacking occurred at a gas station in Elizabethtown Thursday.  Police say just after noon, they were called to Murphy Express on Dixie Street just north of the square where investigators learned 35-year-old Ashley Brown had just left an addiction recovery clinic and attempted to steal an unoccupied SUV that was left running at a fuel pump. The vehicle owner, identified only as an adult male, took notice and attempted to stop Brown but was unsuccessful. The owner received minor injuries in the incident. Brown drove the vehicle a short distance, stopped and attempted to flee on foot. She was taken into custody about 200 yards from the initial scene. Ashley Brown is charged with 1st degree robbery and is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Man Kills Sleeping Wife
A Grayson County man confessed to murdering his wife after police initially received a report she committed suicide. The sheriff's department contacted Kentucky State Police after determining there is evidence of foul play in the Wednesday afternoon death of 23-year-old Lexus Wilson at a location on Decker School Road in the Anneta Community. She died from a gunshot. Evidence led an investigator to question her husband, 28-year-old Orbay Wilson. An account of the interview indicates he confessed to shooting her in her sleep. Orbay Wilson is charged with domestic violence murder and tampering with physical evidence. Jail records indicate no bond has been set.

 



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Metcalfe County Drug Bust

Two Metcalfe County men face drug charges after being arrested Wednesday of last week. Officers with Kentucky State Police and the sheriff’s department executed a search warrant and found a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, ammunition, a 9mm hand gun and cash. Suspects are identified as 35-year-old Justin Neal and 31-year-old Cory Jessie, both of Edmonton. They were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.  Due to circumstances of the arrest, Jessie is additionally charged with disorderly conduct, menacing and terroristic threatening. Both were taken to Barren County Detention Center. Justin Neal was released the following day on a $5,000 bond.  He has a court date set for July 13th. Cory Jessie was also released the following day on a combined $6,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court July 20th.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Cave City Man Arrested In Glasgow

Glasgow Police arrested a Cave City Man after a traffic stop Tuesday. The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Corey Carter. After receiving consent to search, synthetic marijuana and paraphernalia were found in his possession. Carter was taken to Barren County Detention Center. He was released Wednesday on $2,500 dollars bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 18th.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Elizabethtown Armed Robbery Arrest Made

Earlier this week, we told you police in Elizabethtown were searching for a suspect in an armed robbery. A tip led to an arrest about 24-hours after authorities released a security camera photo and asked for help from the public. Late Tuesday, officers identified and arrested 60-year-old Richard Earl McDaniel, who robbed Bug's Ear Boutique at knife point on Monday. McDaniel is charged with first degree robbery and is jailed with a $25,000 bond.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Burn Bans Activated

Two additional neighboring counties have enacted burn bans.  Judge Executives from Metcalfe County and Edmonson County issued orders Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. LaRue County enacted a burn ban back on June 20th. While extremely dry conditions are often a part of summer in our region of the country, it is not normal for drought levels to be elevated this early in the season. Burn restrictions vary from county to county with regard to fireworks. Concerns are mounting over dry conditions and wildfire potential this weekend from Independence Day celebrations. Contact local authorities for regulation details in your community.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Mr. Caverna Passes Away
Mr. Caverna has died. News of Ronnie Cobb's death spread throughout the community Wednesday, provoking fond memories and descriptions of a man who never met a stranger.  Cobb was known especially in sports circles around the state. If you said anything about Caverna to someone who wasn't local, it was likely his name came up in conversation. He was a true ambassador for Caverna and treated everyone with respect. Obituary information will be included in this story once it is confirmed.



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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Several Arrests Made In Glasgow Following A Minor Endangerment Complaint
On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Bryan Street in reference to a small child playing alone in the road. Officers made contact with the child and located where the child lived. Officers went to the location where the child lived and confirmed that the father identified as Drew Sims had active warrants for his arrest. While speaking with Sims, Officers could detect the odor of Marijuana coming from inside the home however they were denied consent to a search. Officers then obtained and executed a search warrant where they located Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia inside the residence. Drew Sims of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Wanton Endangerment, Possession Control (Drug Unspecified), Possession Drug paraphernalia, Possession Of Marijuana, and Prescription Control Substance Not In Proper Container. James Keeton of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor. Felicia G. Hunter of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Officer Allen Riffle, assisted by Officer Garth Bragg, Detective Guy Turcotte, Detective Mickey Atwood and the Department of Social Services.



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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Part of the Glasgow Square Will Be Closed Today
On Wednesday, starting at noon the East Public Square in front of Glasgow City Hall will be shut down. A portion of the North Side at 4 pm and South Side of the Public Square will be shut down starting at 5 pm. This is due to the annual “Concert on the Square” event. Glasgow police remind you to drive with caution around this area.



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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Hart County Man Crushed By Falling Timber
A hart county man was air lifted to the university of Louisville hospital following a logging accident that occurred yesterday. According to a source with cub run fire department, a large tree fell off the individual’s logging truck, landing on his pelvis and lower extremities. The name of the man involved has not been released, but his condition been announced as stable, following emergency surgery.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Horse Cave City Council Meeting Recap

At the Horse Cave's City Council meeting earlier this month, dates of June 29th and 30th were set for potential 1st and 2nd readings to amend the current budget. Those special-called meeting dates have formally been announced.  The first reading is set for 5pm this Wednesday with the lone item on the agenda being to amend the 2021-22 budget to reflect actual income and expenses for the fiscal year. Another meeting is set for 5pm Thursday where a second reading will be held as the lone item on the agenda, if Wednesday's first reading is approved.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Shots Fired At Motorist

A motorist was allegedly fired upon while driving in the vicinity of Kino Road and Billingsley Road in Barren County Monday night.  Officers with the Barren County Sheriff's Department responded around 8pm, but no suspect could be identified.  The initial call to police indicated a white male fired a handgun at the passing vehicle.  The driver was not injured and the vehicle was not damaged.  A release from the sheriff's department says the alleged shooting is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no active shooter threat in the area. They ask anyone with information to call dispatch at 270-651-5151.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
In Person Utility Scam

A South-Central Kentucky Utility Company says a scam has been reported where individuals tried to gain access to a residence.  Unlike phone scams, this report deals with in-person contact where three individuals approached a Tri-County Electric customer stating an electrical issue had been reported and they needed to enter the home.  The utility sent a scam warning to area media outlets saying no one from Tri-County Electric will ever ask to enter your home to perform electric services or call asking payment or personal information.  The cooperative says anyone receiving such solicitations should contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Search Is On For Armed Robber

An Elizabethtown business was robbed and a clerk threatened with a knife Monday morning.  The incident happened just before 10am local time at Bug's Ear Boutique on Dixie Avenue. A police spokesperson says the suspect is a white male who walked in to the business, revealed a knife and demanded cash.  The clerk complied with demands of the suspect, who then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.  No one was injured.  Elizabethtown Police posted a picture on social media of the suspect leaving the business and sent a press release with the photo to local media outlets.  A reward is available for anyone with information that leads to identification of the suspect. Elizabethtown police can be reached at 270-765-4125.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Hodgenville Police Announce Several Arrests
On Sunday, at 2:30 am, the Hodgenville Police Department responded to the area of S. Lincoln Blvd on a domestic disturbance. Investigation led to the arrest of Joshua and Tiffany Henderson of Hodgenville. Both were charged with Assault 4th (Domestic) and lodged in the Larue County Jail. On Saturday, at 1:34 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested Christopher Calhoun of Hodgenville. Mr. Calhoun had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear through Taylor County District Court. He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail. Also, on Saturday, at 2:35 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 38-year-old Edward Heath of Hodgenville. Mr. Heath had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for flagrant non-support through Nelson County District Court. He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Hardin County Inmate Apprehended
A escaped Hardin county inmate that was arrested in West Virginia on May 29th has been extradited back to Hardin county. 47 year old David Elliot Hunt is charged with second-degree escape and parole violation for a felony offense. If Hunt is convicted, he can be sentenced an additional one to five year sentence.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Farmers RECC Power Outage
The large power outage that affected approx. 3k people and a large part of Hart County yesterday has been resolved. Farmers RECC stated that the outage included the communities of Wax, Cub Run, Priceville, Raider Hollow, and part of Munfordville and lasted for approx. 2 hours on Sunday. Crews were immediately dispatched and located a fallen tree which was laying across main transport lines. The tree was removed and power was restored without any further issues.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Crystal Onyx Cave Billboard Cut Off At Ground
On Saturday, staff members with Crystal Onyx Cave in Cave City located their billboard on 31-w laying on the ground. It was noted that someone with a saw had cut the billboard off at the ground and left the sign laying face down on the ground. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation is ongoing.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Kidnapped Hart County Child Found During Traffic Stop in Larue County
At approx... 2:14pm EST on Thursday, the Larue County E911 center advised local units of a suspect wanted in connection to a possible kidnapping of a child out of Hart County that was suspected to be in the Larue county area. Shortly after the announcement, the vehicle was located the vehicle traveling on S. Lincoln Blvd. After locating the vehicle, officers conducted a traffic stop, where it was confirmed that the child was in the vehicle. Police took both the suspect and child into custody. Troopers from KSP Post 3 Bowling Green took custody of the suspect and child. The investigation was handled by KSP Post 3.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Metcalfe County Joins the Barren River Drug Task Force
The Barren River Drug Task Force is happy to announce that Metcalfe County has become a member of the Drug Task Force. The Metcalfe Fiscal Court unanimously passed the interlocal agreement to join the task force. Metcalfe County Sheriff Lonnie Hodges, Fiscal Court Judge Harold Stilts and Dir. Lafferty of the DTF met and agreed that the Drug Task Force could provide a beneficial service to the citizens of Metcalfe County to help fight the drug epidemic plaguing our communities. The interlocal agreement will be sent to the Dept. of Interlocal Government and the KY Secretary of State for final approval. Members of the Barren River Drug Task Force will now consist of Barren County, Metcalfe County, the City of Glasgow and the City of Cave City. Sheriff Hodges and Judge Stilts will automatically become board members of the drug task force. The Drug Task Force is excited to start serving the citizens of Metcalfe County. If anyone has a drug complaint, they can contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s tip line at 270-432-0847, the DTF on Facebook Messenger or can call the DTF at 270-629-2588.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Semi Fire on I65 In Hart County
Around 9pm Thursday night, Munfordville Fire & Rescue was dispatched to I65 southbound between Bonnieville and Munfordville for a semi fire. The roadway was shut down for several hours to allow fire fighters to extinguish the blaze. Several reports of motorists turning around on I65 and driving the wrong way warranted hart county Sheriff's office to block the Bonneville SB entrance and exit ramps. No injuries were reported. Munfordville was assisted by Bonnieville and Horse cave fire departments, along with KSP and the Kentucky DOT.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Residential Fire in Campbellsville
Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a working house fire located at to 205 Druin Street Thursday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found moderate smoke showing from the side of a house. Firefighters searched for occupants, extinguished the fire and provided overhaul. No firefighters or civilian injuries were reported. Due to the nature of the fire, Campbellsville Fire & Rescue reported their findings as “suspicious in nature” and the case is being investigated by Campbellsville PD. 



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Winners
WLOC Studio 101 would like to congratulate all of the award winners announced at the 2022 Hart County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday.

The winners are as follows:

The chamber would like to thank everyone who came out! This is the largest turnout on record with over 200 people attending the banquet and silent auction.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Hodgenville Arrests
On June 22nd, 2022, at 12:40 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 55-year-old John Sheldon of Magnolia. Mr. Sheldon was stopped for a traffic violation and investigation revealed his license was suspended for a prior DUI. Mr. Sheldon was charged with no motorcycle license, operating on a DUI suspended OL, no registration, no insurance, and improper display of plates. He was lodged in the Larue County Jail. SGT J. Whitlow and K9 Officer T Riley investigated.

 

On June 22nd, 2022, at 5:07 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 52-year-old Arnie Lambert of Hodgenville. Mr. Lambert was observed driving and was known to have a suspended license. A traffic stop was conducted, and he was arrested and charged for driving on a suspended OL no registration and no insurance. Mr. Lambert also had two active bench warrants through Larue and Bullitt County’s for multiple traffic violations. He was lodged in the Larue County Jail.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Hodgenville Crackdown On Illegal Vape Sales
Police in Hodgenville are cracking down on businesses selling vape products illegally. Wednesday morning, officers planted purchases by underage patrons at four locations, with two of them selling products to the patron. Police are warning retailers and say they will continue working to stop sales of tobacco and vape products to youth in the community.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Caretaker Arrested For Stealing Medication From Patients
A caretaker is in jail after taking large amounts of medication from her elderly patient.  Police in Edmonson County received a complaint and found 51-year-old Karen McClellan at a residence on Ollie Road in possession of multiple marked and unmarked prescription bottles containing controlled substances. She was arrested last Thursday and charged with trafficking, not having prescription controlled substances in a proper container and failure to appear in court.  The investigation revealed multiple warrants for McClellan out of Jefferson County for theft by unlawful taking and felony theft of a prescription drug.  After being arrested, she was taken to Hart County Jail. Karen McClellan is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Utility Outages In Hart County
Tuesday night, a large tree fell on multi-phase transmission lines, breaking a pole and cutting power to hundreds of homes between Canmer and Pike View in northeastern Hart County.  Farmers RECC crews worked overnight to repair lines and restore power in time for residents to have electric to battle Wednesday's heat. All affected customers were back in service Wednesday morning. Edmonson County Water reported a water main break Tuesday affecting customers in Kessinger and Cub Run.  The break prompted an alert to their customers in the area to conserve water by eliminating non-essential uses.  A boil water advisory was also issued in association with the break. Customers affected by the advisory should have received a call.  Area residents who get service from Edmonson County Water but did not receive a call may wish to check with the utility by calling their Brownsville office at 270-597-2165.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Fatal Crash In Mammoth Cave
A woman from Oldham County is identified as the victim of a deadly crash around one Wednesday afternoon between Cave City and Mammoth Cave. Kentucky State Police said 25-year-old Melanie Carroll was heading west on Old Mammoth Cave Road in a sedan and swerved left to avoid a stopped vehicle in front of her. She collided head-on with an eastbound Jeep Wrangler driven by a motorist from New Jersey. Carroll died at the scene and a passenger in her car, 24-year-old Anna Dolliver of Texas, was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.  The Jeep driver received minor injuries and was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital.



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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Free Drone Class In Hardin County For Public Safety Personnel
For anyone who is in the public safety field, The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Precision Products is offering free drone training today and tomorrow at the Hardin County Fairgrounds from 9a to 4p eastern. A flight courses designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will be in place to allow pilots the chance to fly through them. Demonstration units will be available for use.



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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Drug Arrest In Glasgow
On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Davis Street in reference to a domestic complaint. After arriving on scene, police witnessed Dusty C. Smith drop a bag of Methamphetamine on the ground while officers were conducting an interview with him. Dusty C. Smith of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Sgt. Michael Burgan.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Cumberland Expressway Rehabilitation Begins
More roadwork begins this week on Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Barren County. Resurfacing will take place between mile markers 9 and 16, which basically covers the stretch between western and eastern exits of Veterans Loop through Glasgow. Varying lane closures will take place and the speed limit is reduced from 70 to 55 through the section. The project represents a $5.6 Million investment in rehabilitation of the road surface. A contract is awarded to Scotty's Contracting and Stone which should be complete by the end of this construction season. A project further east is ongoing, which runs from mile markers 20 to 36, bridging Barren and Metcalfe Counties. The end result for both of these projects should be a much smoother ride for motorists along Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Redneck Rave Arrests
Intoxication violations, traffic violations and even cemetery vandalism are a result of this year's Redneck Rave event in Edmonson County over the weekend.  A press release from the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating owners of flowers removed from graves in the Lincoln Community.  Floral arrangements were discovered following a DUI arrest when a female suspect told police she found the flowers but was unsure where. The release asks cemetery caretakers and family members to call dispatch if they are missing flowers. The arrest is one of 15 made by officers in Edmonson County during the Friday-Saturday event.  Traffic checkpoints were set up along Nolin Dam Road and Ollie Road. Locally, a 17-year-old male from Munfordville was cited for not having his license in his possession and careless driving after attempting to turn around and avoid one of the checkpoints; 27-year-old Brandon Winters of Mammoth Cave is charged with no registration plates, failure to register/transfer motor vehicle and failure to produce an insurance card and 28-year-old Sierra Hess of Leitchfield was arrested as an ATV passenger and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first degree, second offense. The remaining citations and arrests were of non-locals.  Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle issued a statement saying there wasn’t as much activity this year as there was a year ago, but the amount of people in the community and the nature of associated illegal activity is rampant and puts a lot of stress on emergency services in the county.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Vehicles Stolen
A Bowling Green woman led police on a short pursuit Sunday after stealing two vehicles in Barren County.  Glasgow Police responded to Ivy Street after receiving a call to investigate and then received another stolen vehicle call a short time later.  Officers located the second of the two stolen vehicles and initiated a traffic stop. After pulling over, they identified the driver as 29-year-old Melinda Abner, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs. Officers located a large amount of Methamphetamine in her possession. She is charged with speeding 26mph or more over the limit, failure to wear a seatbelt, reckless driving two counts of theft by unlawful taking of an automobile, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, DUI, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, no operators license and failure to maintain control on her side of the road. Melinda Abner remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $75,000 bond and has a court date set for June 27th.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Large Field Fire Near I65
Smoke visible for miles to our south Monday afternoon was due to a large field fire.  Dispatch received numerous calls from motorists traveling I-65 near Smith's Grove as the blazed consumed an estimated 120 acres. A local fire official says the blaze is believed to have started from a malfunctioning piece of farm equipment. Fire departments from Gott and Richardsville assisted Smith's Grove firefighters at the scene. No injuries have been reported as a result of Monday's fire.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Updated I65 Roadwork Dates Announced
Work delayed last week along I-65 to make bridge ends more smooth through Hart County is rescheduled for this week.  Monday night, crews started the project on the southbound side at Bacon Creek near mile marker 70 and the Bonnieville Exit. The interstate is being reduced to one lane through the work zone between 8pm and 5am Central each evening all week.  Work will only be on the southbound side through Wednesday night and then work will shift to the northbound side for the remainder of the week.  Motorists are reminded to pay close attention to work zone signage, slow down and minimize distractions.



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Monday, June 20th, 2022
Update On Drive-by Shooting In Glasgow
According to the Glasgow Police Department, an additional suspect has been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting that took place on Saturday in Glasgow.
James Smith was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. Steven Brown also was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. An investigation is ongoing.



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Monday, June 20th, 2022
Storm Causes Propane Tank To Catch Fire In Legrande
According to the Hardyville Fire department, during the storms last Friday; lightning struck a tree which was near a propane tank at a house in the Legrande area. The lightning strike caused the tree to fall and take down the power lines and telephone lines going to the house. The tree and the power lines landed on the propane tank, striking the two pressure relief valves on the top of the tank. The tank then ignited. Hardyville Fire contacted the propane company, which advised them that it was approximately 80% full and was filled about two weeks ago. Due to the nature of the emergency, Hardyville fire stayed on scene to prevent the tank from BLEVE, but was able to allow the tank to bleed itself off. No injuries were reported. Hardyville was on scene for approx. 6 hours and was assisted by North Metcalfe FD, Hart County Emergency Management, Hart Co. Sheriff Jeff Wilson.


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Monday, June 20th, 2022
A Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Results In Serious Injuries
A motorcycle vs. automobile accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Priceville resulted in serious injuries. According to Priceville Fire Department, the accident happened at the Cave Hill Road and HWY 728 intersection. One individual was flown to a regional trauma hospital and one was transported by ambulance. Both are reported in stable condition. The names of those involved have not been released. Fire departments on scene extinguished the large blaze caused by the accident. Priceville fire department was assisted by Bonnieville fire department, hart county Sheriff's office and the Kentucky State Police. An investigation is ongoing.  



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Monday, June 20th, 2022
House Fire Sunday Morning Near Cub Run
Early Sunday morning the Cub Run, Munfordville and Priceville volunteer fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire involving a mobile home off cub run highway. The mobile home was occupied at the time of the blaze. Fire departments successfully extinguished the fire with no injuries to report. Hart County EMS and Hart County Sheriff's office assisted on scene. 



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Friday, June 17th, 2022
City of Glasgow Receives Grant
Over 300 cities in Kentucky are set to receive the second round of funding from the American Rescue Plan this week, including Glasgow. Glasgow is receiving nearly $2,000,000. The funds will go to the city of Glasgow to help the city offset expenses related to COVID-19, including the costs of PPE, payroll, vaccination clinics, and loss of revenue.



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Friday, June 17th, 2022
Lt. Governor Visits Elizabethtown
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman made a stop Thursday at ECTC where she toured the facilities and met with students and staff. Coleman also was able to be one of the first to see the Family Scholar House myky.info kiosk and concluded her visit by stating:  “Academics is one component that is its own challenge for many students. ... To see that barriers are being removed that students being supported through tough times to still accomplish, achieve, succeed and move forward is exactly what is going to change the trajectory of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
 


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Friday, June 17th, 2022
New Director Of Maintenance At Larue County Schools
The LaRue County School Superintendent David Raleigh has announced that William Miller, who has been with the district for 13 years, will be the new Director of Maintenance. He will take over for Phil Fulkerson who is retiring at the end of July.
 


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Friday, June 17th, 2022
WLOC Clothes for Kids Receives A $50,000 Grant
WLOC Clothes For Kids was informed on Thursday by the Dart Foundation of a grant in the amount of $50,000. Of that amount, Clothes for Kids will use $25,000 for back to school purchases and the other $25,000 will be used for the angel tree program. WLOC Clothes for Kids serves the 9 Family Resource Centers in the Hart county and Caverna school system. Our many thanks to the Dart Foundation for their generosity and willingness to help our community.
 


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Man Pinned Beneath Golf Cart Dies
A man pinned beneath a golf cart over the weekend is dead.  Police in Edmonson County say the incident is being ruled accidental.  Around 6pm Sunday, first responders arrived at Cave Hollow Bay just off of KY 728 between Bee Spring and Cub Run. They found 68-year-old Stephen Strobe of Bowling Green trapped under the cart in a ditch.  Strobe was taken to The Medical Center in Bowling Green where he was pronounced deceased.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Hodgenville Assault
A Hodgenville man is jailed after a physical assault.  Tuesday, just before 10pm local time, police responded to Beechtree Street in Hodgenville and arrested 28-year-old Dylan Sheldon.  A male victim there claims Sheldon choked and then punched him multiple times. Police say the two men are related.  Dylan Sheldon is charged with strangulation and domestic assault.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Hart County Woman Jailed In Grayson County
A Hart County woman wanted in Grayson County has turned herself in.  Clarkson Police had been searching for 38-year-old Rachel Downs of Munfordville since early last week in connection to a drug investigation. Last Monday, officers responded to a location on West Main Street in Clarkson where they found Downs and 64-year-old Shirley Vincent of Clarkson sitting in a car. Items found inside the car resulted in seizure of the vehicle.  Later, after police obtained a search warrant, a substantial amount of methamphetamine was discovered along with other narcotics, a large sum of cash and additional items believed to be used for distribution of drugs. Shirley Vincent was arrested the next day and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and opiates. Rachel Downs turned herself in this past Tuesday and is also charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and opiates.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Large Ford Recall
Ford is recalling nearly 3 million vehicles to fix a known transmission issue which may increase the risk of inadvertent rollaway crashes. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2019 Escape models, 2013 to 2018 C-Max models, 2013 to 2016 Fusions, 2013 to 2021 Transit Connects and 2015 to 2018 Edge models.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents indicate a bushing which attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade or detach. A vehicle thought to have been shifted into park may actually be in a different gear, allowing it to roll away. Ford acknowledges four injury reports due to the issue, and six property damage claims. The company has 1,630 related warranty reports and 233 related complaints. Dealers will replace the bushing and add a protective cap. Affected owners should recieve letters from Ford around the end of this month.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
New Larue County High School Principal
Following the resignation of Travis Gay as LaRue County High School Principal, the school system says they have hired a familiar name on an interim basis. Chris Price is set to fill the position for the upcoming school year.  Even though Price recently announced his retirement after serving several years as Principal of Hodgenville Elementary, LaRue County Schools Superintendent Daivd Raleigh says Price has agreed to come back and help. With the timing of Gay's resignation and the lack of applicants for the position, Raleigh said Price is the high school site-based council's unanimous selection.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
2nd Drowning In Taylor County In A Week
The Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a person drowning near Wilson Creek yesterday. Upon arrival, firefighters located the reporting party and obtained a point last scene (PLS). A public safety diver and backup public safety diver was deployed to that area and conducted search patterns.  During this time, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife (KFW) Officer deployed a side scan sonar and was able to guide our public safety divers directly to the victim approximately 75' from the bank and was pronounced deceased by Taylor County Coroners Office (TCCO). No rescuers were injured during this recovery. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Jimmy Tungate, Jr. The Taylor County Coroner’s office released a statement including that "This is the second drowning in Taylor County in 3 days, Please wear a life jacket, know your limits and be cautious of access locations around pools & water edges." The death is still under investigation by the Taylor County Coroner’s Office and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. 


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
A New Area Scam Is Circulating
Everyone should be aware of a new scam call going around. These individuals are claiming they are KU (Kentucky Utilities). When they call, they are threatening to cut off your services if you don't pay over the phone with a credit card. If you receive a suspicious call, be sure and call your utility company immediately and don't give them any personal information.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
Child Removed From Home & Drug Arrests Made In Glasgow
The Glasgow Police Department responded to Valley View Drive in reference to a domestic complaint yesterday. Officers conducted a search of the residence where they located digital scales, Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia and Marijuana. Officers also located a minor child asleep on a mattress on the floor and requested the Department Of Social Services respond to the scene. Richard N. Short of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor. Katherine M. Moore of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor. The arrest was made by Officer John DuBarry, assisted by Officer Mason Wethington , Officer Hayden Phillips and the Department Of Social Services.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Leitchfield Man Arrested For Rape
A Leitchfield man is now in custody after allegedly raping a 16-year-old nearly 10 months ago.  Thursday, police in Grayson County arrested 23-year-old Hugh Mudge on a warrant.  He was indicted earlier this month by a grand jury for 1st degree rape, 1st degree sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and terroristic threatening. The incident resulting in these charges happened in August of last year. Mudge allegedly threatened the victim, afterwards. He remains jailed at Grayson County Detention Center.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Horse Cave City Council Meeting Recap
Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting featured mostly routine business.  In unfinished items, an ordinance passed to adopt next fiscal year's budget and the council approved the city's audit presented at the May meeting. In new business, approval was given to advertise surplus property for bids and dates of June 29th and 30th were set for potential 1st and 2nd readings to amend the current budget. Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department's standard operating procedure was approved and Carrie Bunch is now appointed director of the water board. Departmental reports were given and the meeting closed in order.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
A Campbellsville Child Drowns In Swimming Pool
A Campbellsville toddler has died after drowning. Taylor County's Coroner told a local media outlet the three-year-old was found floating unresponsive Sunday in a residential swimming pool. First responders attempted resuscitation but were unsuccessful. The child was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital.


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Monday, June 13th, 2022
Several Hart County Indictments:
The Hart County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments:


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Monday, June 13th, 2022
Bowling Green Man Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges of A Minor
A Bowling Green man has been arrested on several charges including sexual abuse of a minor. The Bowling Green Police Department announced that the arrest was as a result of an investigation regarding a sexual abuse case. Barry W. Goley, 53, of Bowling Green was arrested in Warren County on Friday, June 3 and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree — illegal sex act, under 16 years of age; incest — forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years of age; sodomy, third degree and sexual abuse, first degree. Goley was lodged in the Warren County Detention Center. Goley was released Monday, June 6 on a $25,000 cash bond.


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Friday, June 10th, 2022

KSP Asks For Help With Locating A Missing Magnolia Teen
The Kentucky State Police requests assistance in their on-going investigation of locating a missing runaway juvenile. 17-year-old Emma Holliday, of Magnolia, KY was last seen at her home at approximately 2:00 AM on Wednesday, June 9, 2022. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Emma Holliday is urged to contact Trooper Ronnie Reynolds at 1-270-782-2010.


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Friday, June 10th, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Leslie Avenue this past Wednesday. Officer Carroll made contact with the driver, Jessica McCawley, and noted that the vehicle had an expired registration. McCawley gave officers permission to search the vehicle. Following the search, they located Gabapentin and Methamphetamine. Jessica McCawley of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with One Headlight, Failure To Produce Insurance Card, Failure Of Owner To Maintain Required Insurance, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, and two counts of Possession Control Substance (Drug Unspecified).The arrest was made Officer Hunter Carroll.


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Friday, June 10th, 2022

Repeat Burglar Arrested In Glasgow
The Glasgow Police Department responded to a burglary compliant located on Adams Place on Monday. Officers spoke with the resident who had called police, which advised that a male subject had entered her home without her permission on three separate occasions. After reviewing the resident's security camera footage, the police were able to identify the individual who had broken into the house as Zachary Saltsman. Zachary B. Saltsman of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree. The arrest was made by Officer Zachary Barber, assisted by Sgt. Wesley Hicks.


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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Green County House A Complete Loss Following Fire
Fire departments in Green County responded to a house fire near Summersville just before Noon Monday.  The property located on Marshall Ridge Road owned by Jerry Cowhered was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived.  The house is a complete loss.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Felon Arrested With Gun
A convicted felon is back in custody after being discovered passed out in a vehicle with a gun in his lap. Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint Tuesday on East Main Street and made contact with Dwayne T. Smith. After waking him up and confirming his identity, he was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol --- 3rd Offense, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Two Arrested For Murder
Two suspects are in custoday in relation to a double homicide that took place in Bullitt County last Monday. Officers with Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deparment arrested Bradley Ross and Savannah McClanahan on Conestoga Parkway in Shepherdsville Wednesday afternoon.  Both are charged with two counts of murder, 1st degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence. Victims of the homicide are identified as Katelyn Rayman and Kristin Longaker.  They were discovered shot by Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputies after being called to a location just west of Shepherdsville. The search continues for a silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra with a Kentucky registration plate, 579-AMN.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Federal Charges For Horse Cave Man
Federal authorities are interested in the drug case of a Horse Cave man.  A federal indictement names 42-year-old James Santillis Franklin for six counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to distribute the drug.  These charges go back to 2017 in Warren County.  No future dates are noted for the case. Franklin is also scheduled for sentencing later this month in Barren Circuit Court after being convicted in March for engaging in organized crime, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. These charges stem from 2019.  The Commonwealth has recommended a sentence of 70 years for this case. Franklin remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center.

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Fatal Collision On I65 In Hardin County
Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision on I-65 in Hardin Co. Monday night. On June 6 at approximately 11:02 P.M. EST, Trooper Matt Johnson was responding to a non-injury collision on the Western Kentucky Parkway when he came upon a separate two vehicle collision near the 91 mile-marker on I-65. The preliminary investigation revealed Chloe Corse, age 19 of Louisville, was traveling north on I-65 in a 2006 Saturn VUE when she lost control during a period of heavy rainfall causing the vehicle to spin before coming to a stop facing south in the northbound lanes. At that time a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Gerald Bell, age 56 of Bruceton, TN, struck Corse’s vehicle head-on. Bell and a 25 year old passenger were transported to University of Louisville Hospital for life-threatening injuries. Bell later succumbed to his injuries. Corse reported no injuries from the collision. The northbound lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately one hour in order to allow troopers to investigate the collision. KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Hardin County EMS, and the Elizabethtown Fire Dept.. The collision remains under investigation by Tpr. Matt Johnson.


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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

An Illegal Burn Causes Blaze In Glasgow
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to Shank Lane Monday afternoon for an apartment fire and were on scene for approx. 1 1/2 hours. Following the fire department's arrival, all residents of the apartment were evacuated and fire crews successfully extinguished the blaze. Damage to the "D" side of the building was noted. Fire department officials stated that the cause of the fire was an illegal burn near the apartment complex. All burns within the city limits require a permit that is issued by the city. This burn was not permitted.


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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

24 Year Old Killed In Industrial Accident At Metalsa
The Elizabethtown Police department was called to Metalsa around 2:00am CST for an employee who had been struck by a piece of machinery. According to the preliminary investigation, 24 year old
Lance Winemiller was hurt in an industrial accident involving a forklift. Winemiller was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County coroner’s office. The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating the death. No other information was immediately available.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Deer Causes Wreck, DUI Arrest Follows
A man on a motorcycle is charged with DUI after deer caused him to crash.  Cave City police responded Friday after a call of a wreck on Wilson Road, just off of KY 90, east of town. Upon arrival, police identified the driver as 31-year-old Johnathan Jones and detected an odor of alcohol, which was measured at .08.  He was taken to Barren County Detention center and booked on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol --- fourth or more offense, driving on a DUI suspended license ---second offense and having no operator’s license.  He remains jailed with a $5,000 bond.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Glasgow Man Arrested On Weapons Charges
Glasgow Police Department on Sunday responded to the area of Columbia Avenue in reference to a complaints of gunshots being heard.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was leaving the parking lot and made contact with Robert M. Martin. Officers located a 9mm handgun underneath the passenger seat, the serial number on the weapon had been filed off. Robert M. Martin of Glasgow , was arrested and charged with Possession Of Handgun By Convicted Felon, Possession Of Defaced Firearm. Martin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.


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Monday, June 6th, 2022

Double Shooting Leaves Two Dead
On Sunday,  just before 6:30 a.m. the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 3 received a call for service of a shooting incident in Simpson County. Law Enforcement responded to the scene at 637 Patton Road in Franklin. Upon arrival at the scene Tierra N. Williams (21) of Franklin was located with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to the Medical Center at Franklin where she was pronounced deceased by the Simpson County Coroner.  Kentucky State Police attempted to locate Jeremy D. Williams (25) of Franklin, in connection with the shooting death of his wife.  Jeremy Williams was located deceased in his vehicle on I-65 near the 23 mile marker north bound of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. The investigation continues by KSP detectives.  They were assisted on the scene by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Franklin Police Department, Simpson County Coroner, Simpson County EMS, and the Warren County Sheriff's Office.


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Monday, June 6th, 2022

Taylor County House Fire Claims Life Of Elderly Woman
According to the Taylor County Fire Department, an 81-year-old woman has died in a house fire that occurred on Saturday afternoon near Campbellsville. The Taylor County Fire Department was dispatched at 2:20 p.m. to a residence that was located at 5522 Hodgenville Road. Upon arrival, the fire department noted that at least half the home was in flames. While en route, firefighters were notified by dispatch that an elderly resident may still be inside the residence. After arriving on scene, a crew made entry into the house through a bedroom window and located the resident, who was later identified as Vivian Christie. Christie was removed from the structure, but was pronounced deceases by the Taylor County Coroner. The coroner’s office transported the body to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court June Meeting Recap
THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE EX  JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER

BRO. BEN BENNINGFIELD PASTOR LEITCHFIELD CROSSING BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING THAT DEPUTY JEFF LAWLER HAD RESIGNED HIS POSITION EFFECT JUNE 30.  THE SHERIFF ALSO STATED THAT PATROLLING AT NOLIN LAKE STARTED MAY 30th.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGERSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 207 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND JAILER BERGERSON PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $27,500 TO THE COURT.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED A BID OF $52,000 FROM KEVIN WILSON DOZING FOR CONCORD CHURCH ROAD,

2ND READING OF ROAD LIST, 2ND READING OF 22/23 BUDGET,

2nd READING REGULATION OF SEXUALITY ORIENTED BUSINESS,

BUDGET TRANSFER #18, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS,

AND APPROVED NEXT MEETING DATE TO JUNE 23.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

A Volunteer Fireman Injured Following Ambulance Rollover
A fireman collecting donations during a roadblock is among two people critically injured just before dark Tuesday evening in a multi-vehicle crash on KY 313 at the intersection of US 60 near Flaherty just west of the Meade-Hardin County line. The crash involved an ambulance on a medical run traveling north when it was hit by a passenger car. The ambulance rolled and struck a fire truck positioned for the roadblock which was part of Flaherty Fire Department's Crusade for Children fundraiser. The ambulance continued on to impact a F-350 pickup before coming to rest. The firefighter, identified as Lloyd Claycomb, was struck by the ambulance during the incident. Claycomb and the driver of the car were both air-lifted to University of Louisville Hospital.  Two people in the ambulance were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The pickup driver was not injured.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

A Campbellsville Shooter In Custody
A man shooting at people in Campbellsville is in custody. During the noon hour on Wednesday, Campbellsville-Taylor 911 received several reports of shots fired in the Taylor Boulevard vicinity.  Units from Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police responded and arrested 23-year-old James Ferguson of Campbellsville, charging him with three counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment.  Ferguson was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Glasgow Fatal Accident
A man who died after a Tuesday wreck in Glasgow suffered a medical emergency while driving. Police responded to Trojan Trail and found Richard Mattingly in a pickup that ran off the roadway into a field. He was taken to TJ Samson Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A report from Glasgow Police does not specify the type of medical condition that occurred and does not indicate Mattingly's age.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

KSP Revisits Open Horse Cave Murder Case
The person or persons responsible for the murder of a Horse Cave man remain unknown now nearly 20 years later.  Kentucky State Police is reaching out to the public for help in the cold case. November 8th of 2002, James "Jimmy" Perkins was found bludgeoned to death in his mobile home on Pace Road, which is between Horse Cave and the interstate just off of KY 218.  About a decade later, KSP issued a press release in 2011 asking for anyone with information to come forward but there were no new leads to help solve the mystery. During that push for public assistance, his brother, Joe, spoke with media outlets, describing Jimmy as a bootlegger, drug dealer and thief.  Joe said his brother stole a load of pot, packaged it and sold it.  He suspected the owner of the stash is responsible for the murder. A KSP investigator in 2011 said several theories had been considered and they believed the responsible person or persons knew the victim and the murder was not a random crime. Jimmy Perkins was last seen November 7th, 2002, leaving a party, heading for his home. He was found dead by friends the next day. Here in 2022, Detective Gary Travis is rehashing what is known and urges anyone with information to call Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green at 270-782-2010.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Explosion In Elizabethtown Causes Several Injuries
A small explosion and fire occurred at a residential construction site near Elizabethtown Yesterday. Bryce Shumate, the emergency management director for Hardin County, stated that a crew was working at a home on Ferndale Drive just off the Lincoln Parkway. One of the construction workers accidentally struck an underground propane tank at the residence, causing the explosion and fire thereafter. Three of the construction workers were injured in the blast, two of which were airlifted to a Louisville hospital. Fire departments prevented the fire from spreading to the nearby houses. Shumate stated that the tank was not part of a utility company. It has not been released whether or not the homeowners marked the location of the tank. At this time, names of those injured in the explosion have not been released. An investigation is ongoing.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests
On Sunday, the Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Happy Valley Road that resulted in one person being arrested on drug related charges. Officer Bragg made contact with Dakota Wilson and confirmed that he had active warrants for his arrest. Officers searched his persons and located Methamphetamine inside of his pants pocket. Dakota Wilson of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Driving On DUI Suspended License 1st Offense, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 3rd Or> Offense (Methamphetamine). He was also served the active warrants. The arrest was made by Officer Garth Bragg.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

KY 222 Closure Begins Today
Beginning Today (June 1st), KY 222 will be closed at the bridge over Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County.  The bridge will be replaced as part of the parkway rehabilitation project.  Closure will begin at 8am and a detour will be activated.  Signs will be in place to direct motorists along the route. The newly constructed bridge and roadway will be open to traffic by August 1st. With the closure of KY 222, the parkway will be affected through the first few nights for demolition of the existing bridge.  Each night (anticipated to be June 1st - 3rd), the parkway will be closed between Exits 124 and 133 from 9pm to 6am.  Signs will also be in place for this detour.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Barren County Murder Indictments
On March 27th, 2021, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to 58-B North Lucas Road in reference to an unresponsive 19-month-old male.  The child was transported to TJ Samson Community Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.  Detectives observed suspicious bruising on the head of the child and sent the child to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.  The results of the autopsy determined the child died from blunt impact injuries of the head, and the manner of death was ruled Homicide. On Friday May 27, 2022, Barren County Sheriff’s Office served four indictment warrants.  On May 18th, 2022, the facts of the case were presented to a Barren County Grand Jury, and the following indictments were returned.  


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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Faulkner's Farewell
From his teammates in the Sweet 16 tournament playing for Hart County in 1989 to his students, teachers and staff at Caverna here in 2022, countless individuals have come to know and love Cornelius Faulkner… Elementary teacher, middle school teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, coach… friend.  Some of these, he accomplished in tandem, mentoring young men and women along the way in education of school curriculum, sportsmanship and the subject of life.  Difficulties of sacrifice for all the extra time and effort it takes shape the lives youngsters, including his own, are no secret.  Mr. Faulkner has done it with the grace and civility few possess.  Generations of students and our community as a whole are better because of his career.  With Cornelius Faulkner’s watch as superintendent ending, the community is invited to attend a farewell in his honor at the Caverna High School Cafeteria on Wednesday from 3-6pm. As recently announced, Mr. Faulkner’s position is being filled by Amanda Abell.  She has been a member of the administrative team for the past seven years and will continue to pursue a bold vision for the Caverna Independent School System.  Wednesday’s community invitation also includes a welcoming reception for Ms. Abell. Stop by, offer congratulations, well wishes and share memories with Mr. Faulkner and Ms. Abell. Again, Wednesday 3-6 at Caverna High School’s cafeteria.

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Former UK Football Coach Arrested
Former University of Kentucky Football Coach Hal Mumme was arrested at the Hyatt in Lexington early Friday morning.  An arrest citation charges Mumme with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest in connection an incident where he was asked to leave the building but refused. The description also states Mumme became physical with police during the arrest. Mumme appeared in court Friday afternoon from jail via video for arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to both misdemeanor charges. He was credited with time served and the judge waived Mumme’s court costs. Hal Mumme was the head football coach at UK for four seasons, from late 1996 to early 2001. He resigned amid allegations he violated NCAA rules.

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Intoxicated Man Flees Police; Arrested
An intoxicated man driving a pickup truck and utility trailer tried to flee police Sunday night in Leitchfield after initially being stranded near the Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange. Around 10:30, an officer provided traffic assistance as the man received a jump from another motorist.  After the assisting motorist left, the man in the pickup did not leave the scene.  As the officer approached the driver’s window, an odor of alcohol was detected.  The man behind the wheel, identified as 34-year-old Casey Campbell of Benton, began to drive off.  The officer attempted to gain control of the steering wheel but the truck accelerated, creating the potential of being run over by the vehicle or the trailer in-tow. As the struggle progressed, the officer was able to stop the vehicle and detain the driver. A search of the truck resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and other drug related items. Casey Campbell was taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and then to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, DUI, driving on a suspended license, having no registration and no insurance and for failure to wear a seat belt.  According to a Grayson County media outlet, the incident marks Campbell’s fourth DUI arrest.

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Friday, May 27th, 2022

Man Arrested Following Moped Theft In Glasgow
On Thursday, the Glasgow Police Department recovered a stolen moped on Hillcrest Street. Officer Moore located the stolen moped parked in a yard at a residence on Hillcrest Street and was able to make contact with Michael B. Groce who had been in possession of the moped. Officers executed a search warrant on the residence where they located Methamphetamine, digital scales and a glass pipe inside of the residence.
Michael B. Groce of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $500<$1,000 , Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Officer John Warnock.

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Friday, May 27th, 2022

Glasgow Square Closed at Noon For Concert
The roads around the Glasgow Public Square will be shutting down today at noon due to the free concert event being held later tonight. There will be signs in place redirecting traffic. For updates, please visit the Glasgow Police Department's Facebook page.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Kentucky State Fair Competitions
The Kentucky State Fair event book is now available online with details about this year's scheduled competitions. The book outlines classes, rules and deadlines for the fair. Officials say cash prizes and more than 5,000 blue ribbons are awarded each year at the fair for baking, livestock, art, crafts and gardening. Departments include culinary, antiques, livestock, homebrew beer, photography and textiles and those are subdivided into a total of 7,000 classes. Entries open June 1 at kystatefair.org/participate/compete. This year’s fair runs August 18th through 28th in Louisville.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Edmonson Former Teacher Sentenced On Sex Related Charges
A former Edmonson County teacher has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of attempted online enticement of a minor and attempted production of child pornography.  On Tuesday, 30-year-old William Lindsey of Brownsville was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 15 years and 8 months.  Lindsey had entered a guilty plea to these charges, which stemmed from an undercover investigation. Lindsey was a music teacher at Edmonson County High School.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Wreck Involves UPS Truck
A Hart County man was injured midday Wednesday during a collision involving a UPS delivery truck in LaRue County. Police say Robert Lowe was traveling on Levelwoods Road, which is between Hodgenville and Campbellsville near the LaRue-Taylor County Line. He collided with the UPS truck, driven by Tanner White of Campbellsville. Lowe was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. White was not injured.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Vehicles Shot In Cecilia
Shots were fired at unoccupied vehicles in Cecilia early Monday. Police were notified of multiple gunshots around 3am.  The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office says three vehicles in the East Main Street area were struck and damaged.  When deputies arrived, no one was found in the vicinity.  Sheriff John Ward says property was the apparent target and there is no known directed threat toward anyone in the community.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

 WLOC 2021-2022 MVPs
WLOC would like to congratulate the 2022 WLOC MVPs listed below:

 

Clark Rexroat:

 

Also our congratulations to Dea Bradley and Haley Sturgeon who received the WLOC Studio 101 MVP awards for 2021-2022.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Juvenile Killed On Western Kentucky Parkway Crash
The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred in Grayson Co. Monday afternoon. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 PM , the Kentucky State Police was requested by the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal collision that occurred westbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway near the 91 mile-marker. The preliminary investigation revealed that April Mitchell, 48 of Paducah, was operating a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on the WK Parkway pulling a travel trailer, when for unknown reasons the trailer began to sway back and forth causing the operator to lose control before overturning and striking a guardrail. A 14 year-old passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grayson Co. Coroner’s Office. Mitchell and five other passengers were transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The westbound lanes of the Western Kentucky Parkway were closed for several hours in order to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

New Glasgow Police Officer
Officer John Pendley was sworn in last night at the Glasgow City Council meeting by Mayor Armstrong, after recently graduating from the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. Photos of the vent can be seen on the Glasgow police department Facebook page.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Two Arrested With Active Warrants In Glasgow
On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to a residence on Carnation Drive in reference to serving active warrants. Officers located Nathaniel Vincent and Mikayla Fields and confirmed they had active warrants. Officers located Methamphetamine inside a jacket pocket after Fields and Vincent attempted to destroy the evidence. Nathaniel A. Vincent of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering With Physical Evidence. Mikayla L. Fields of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering With Physical Evidence.  Both were also charged with the active warrants.  The arrest was made by Officer Josh Hardin.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Vehicle vs. Amish Buggy In Barren County
Another motor vehicle versus horse-drawn buggy crash has occurred in South-Central Kentucky.  Police in Barren County say the incident happened Monday afternoon on KY 1297 near Old Zion Methodist Church.  The crash caused injuries but no further details have been released.  Investigation continues.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Elizabethtown Juvenile Victim of Shooting
A shooting suspect remains at large in Elizabethtown.  Monday morning, police received a call regarding a male juvenile who was shot at a location on Buford Lane. The victim was taken to a local hospital and remains in stable condition. Police say they believe the juvenile was targeted. Investigation of the shooting continues.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Several Bowling Green Bomb Threats
Bowling Green Police responded to bomb and shooting threats made against several businesses over the weekend. Saturday evening, officers responded to the Nashville Road location of Wingstop.  A suspect claimed to have placed explosives nearby which were set to detonate.  The suspect also warned of a plan to come in and shoot everyone with an assault rifle.  As police investigated the first call, a similar threat was reported at nearby Smoothie King and later at Cheddars and then Dairy Queen, McDonalds and Burger King.  A recording of the voice was obtained by police, which is to believed to be from a young male.  There are no suspects in custody, but police are tracking call information. Bomb and shooting claims were not substantiated at any of the threatened locations.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Edmonson Vehicle Theft & Crash
Police in Edmonson County are searching for a suspect who stole a car from a residential driveway and then wrecked it on Sulphur Road. The sheriff's department says the red Ford Escape which belongs to Jeremiah Powell was taken late Saturday or early Sunday. The wreck location is about two miles from the residence.  The SUV crashed in a heavily wooded area and was found wedged between trees. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department says the investigation is on-going and there are no suspects at this time.  Anyone with information regarding the theft should contact authorities.



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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Glasgow Man Charged With Manslaughter & Other Drug Charges
Last Friday the Barren River Drug Task Force filed charges against 33-year-old Tavaris M. Casher of Glasgow for Manslaughter 2nd and Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (Carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives). The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started on 04/04/2022 when a Cave City woman died from an apparent drug overdose which contained suspected fentanyl which was later confirmed by the medical examiner’s report. The investigation led to a search warrant at Casher’s residence later that evening by the Glasgow PD, DTF and Barren Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Numerous items were located including suspected counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, Xanax bars, marijuana, and a stolen firearm. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail by GPD. The DTF continued the investigation and found through interviews and digital searches that Mr. Casher allegedly sold or provided the deceased with the fentanyl pills which caused her death. The Drug Task Force is speaking with Federal Authorities in reference to possible charges on Mr. Casher in Federal Court for the Cave City woman’s death. The DTF would like to thank the Glasgow Police Department, Cave City Police Department, Barren Co. Sheriff’s Department, Barren Co. Corner, Bowling Green Police Department, and the State Medical Examiner for their assistance in this case.



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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Cave City Receives Road Repair Grant
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the City of Cave City will receive $62,160 in Road Aid Emergency Funds for slide repair on Grinstead Mill Road. A statement from the transportation cabinet: “The Transportation Cabinet is pleased to approve this request for funding to provide assistance to Cave City to repair and maintain safe connections in the community,” said Transportation Secretary Jim Gray. The location on Grinstead Mill Road being addressed is located 0.5 miles north of KY 70. The City of Cave City is responsible for administering the work.



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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Two Men Are Dead After A Police Involved Shooting
According to the Indiana State Police, a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway south of Palmyra Indiana, just before 9:30 pm, apparently out of gas. Two good Samaritans and A Palmyra police officer stopped to assist. After stopping, the police officer asked Justin Moore, the driver of the vehicle, to place a small knife he had on his person back in the vehicle. As Moore entered his car to return the knife, he grabbed a shot gun and shot at the police officer. The police officer then returned fire. Moore shot a second time, fatally wounding a volunteer firefighter, who’s name was Jacob McClanahan, age 24, of Corydon, Indiana. The police officer continued to return fire until, Moore was fatally wounded. McLanahan was a member of the Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department, the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, the New Middletown Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Leavenworth Fire Department. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.



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Friday, May 20th, 2022

May Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Recap
THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER followed by REV. HORACE GRAHAM OPENING THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.
 

      JAILER ISRAEL BERGERSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 198 IN THE COOUNTY JAIL.  

      SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATED THAT ANDREE BARBOUR has GRADUATED FROM THE POLICE ACADEMY.

      AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED 1ST READING OF COUNTY ROAD LIST,

       1ST READING FOR LICENSE AND REGULATIONS OF SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES,

      PAYMENT OF $100,000 TO INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY FOR REVOLVING LOAN FUND,

      PAYMENT OF $170,000 TO SOLID WASTE

And several other articles of business.

 

THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2022 AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.


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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Felony Arrest In Cave City
On Monday the Cave City Police Department was dispatched to 201 Broadway St. in reference to an Assault that had taken place. Upon arrival, Officers Childress and Phillips observed a male, identified as Victor Bostwick, lying on the floor and another male, identified as Anthony Pennington, sitting in a chair. Both males were under the influence of alcohol. Pennington began being non-compliant with officers commands and was detained. While detained, Officer Childress was attempting to explain to Pennington what had taken place and Pennington kicked Officer Childress. Anthony Pennington was then placed under arrest and transported to the Barren County Detention Center and charged with the following charges:



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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Green County Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison
A Green County woman's sentence has been announced for submitting several fraudulent federal government assistance applications. In February, 41-year-old Mandy Ellen Bauer of Greensburg entered a guilty plea after being accused of filing nine fraudulent applications for various Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act financial assistance programs. That included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and advance tax credit payments. In all, federal officials said it resulted in the attempted theft of more than $230,000. Bauer filed the applications between April 2020 and July 2020. Investigators say Bauer exaggerated the gross revenues, number of employees, and payroll of her company - Family Personal Sales. All of Bauer’s fraudulent applications were rejected, and she did not receive any funds. She was sentenced Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Bowling Green to 12 months and one day in federal prison.


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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Grayson County Home Invasion Ends With Injuries
A Grayson County home invasion resulted in serous injuries to a man inside the residence. The incident happened Monday night on Rabbit Flat Road. Police received a 911 call and responded to find the victim had been struck in the head. The man was flown to U of L Hospital in Louisville. A witness told deputies two men left the residence in an older model white sedan.  Around two hours later, both suspects surrendered at Leitchfield Police Department.  The two men are identified as 24-year-old Jacob Finley and 22-year-old William Basham both of Grayson County. Both are also wanted for a burglary in Big Clifty on Sunday. From the Monday incident, they are charged with assault and two counts of burglary.



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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Caverna Names New Girl's Head Basketball Coach
Caverna has announced a new Girls Head Basketball coach with a familiar name. Madison Faulkner was officially named to the position Friday. She takes over the reins from her father, Cornelius Faulkner, who has served as head coach and superintendent over the past few seasons. Cornelius is retiring at the end of this school year.  Madison is a 2016 Caverna Graduate and went on to a successful collegiate playing career at Campbellsville University and afterwards joined the program's coaching staff.  With Madison Faulkner's hiring, one of the two basketball head coaching positions is now filled as the search continues for a new boys coach at Caverna.



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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Radcliff Man Arrested on Strangulation and Child Abuse Charges
A Radcliff man has been arrested and charged with child abuse and strangulation which happened in April, according to the Radcliff PD. Daniel Osborne, 41, of Radcliff, was arrested Sunday. A complaint warrant stated that Osborne had grabbed a male juvenile family member on April 20 by the collar of the shirt and then threw the juvenile against the wall. Following that, he kicked the child in the groin, punched him in the chest, held him on the ground.  The child disclosed that Osborne had strangled him April 22 during a pediatric physical abuse assessment. He completed a strangulation form with RPD and said he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness.

The child also stated that Osborne told him that he was going to kill him. Osborne is lodged in the Hardin county detention center on a $10,000 cash bond.

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
County, District and State Primary Election Results

 

 

 

(For official poll numbers, please visit the Kentucky Secretary of State's website.)


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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Deputy Among Those Killed In Shooting
A sheriff’s deputy and another person have died in a shooting in Kentucky.  State police say a Calloway County Sheriff’s Deputy, was shot at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he died.  The shooting happened at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in Benton just after 2pm Monday.  A spokesperson with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office says a suspect who was shot in the incident also died.  Kentucky State Police is leading the investigation. 


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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Cave City Drug Arrest Following Traffic Stop
Careless driving led to a traffic stop and discovery of drugs in Cave City over the weekend.  Police observed a vehicle driving “erratically and swerving” along KY 90.  The driver is identified as 18-year-old Zander Houchens.  A passenger is identified as 18-year-old Skylar Johnson.  Police say Houchens was impaired. An odor of marijuana was detected resulting in a search which turned up one pound of suspected marijuana, 10 grams of a mushroom drug and several items of drug paraphernalia. Houchens and Johnson were arrested and lodged at the Barren County Detention Center and later released. They both face trafficking and possession charges. Houchens also faces DUI and other traffic related offences.


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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Edmonson County Sheriff's Office Make 2 Drug Arrests
Two individuals were arrested on felony drug charges as a result of a warrant service call on Sunday, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office stated that Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the 100-block of Blue Bird Road for a felony warrant service on May 15, 2022. According to officials, a male subject, identified at Cody Johnson (18) of Smiths Grove, attempted to flee back inside the residence as deputies made contact with the subject. Deputies reportedly were able to secure Johnson without incident and conducted a security sweep of the home, where they located another male subject, identified as Michael D. Thomas, JR. (23), also of Smiths Grove, the Sheriff's Office said. Law enforcement said they observed drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine residue laying in plain view during the security sweep. Since neither Johnson nor Thomas granted consent to search further, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office applied for and was granted a search warrant, which resulted in the discovery of additional forms of drug paraphernalia, some with suspected methamphetamine residue, syringe, and marijuana, according to the Sheriff's Office. Thomas took ownership of the marijuana, while both took ownership of the methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Office stated.

 

Cody Johnson was arrested and charged with:

Thomas was arrested and charged with:

Both were lodged in Hart County Jail.

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

A Mammoth Cave Woman Arrested in Edmonson County Following Traffic Stop
Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Ky Hwy 259 Tuesday afternoon after a driver pulled out of a driveway and crossed into oncoming traffic. Once the traffic stop was initiated, 44 year-old Tonia Maria Harbin, of Mammoth Cave, exited her vehicle, and approached the deputy's patrol vehicle. She told authorities that there were illegal items in her vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, Harbin was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, careless driving and tampering with physical evidence. Harbin was lodged in Hart County Jail.

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

Several Vehicular Break-ins In Munfordville
On May 4, 2022 the Hart County Sheriff's Office responded to Interstate Plaza and Riverside Animal Clinic due to several vehicles having their windows broken out with a variety of items stolen from inside the vehicles. Upon investigation, the suspects were recorded using stolen credit cards from the vehicles in nearby stores. They need the public’s help with identifying the individuals in the photos located on the hart county sheriffs Facebook page located here.

 

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

Several Arrests Announced By Hart County Sheriff's Office
On May 11, 2022 the following persons were arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force, and Probation and Parole:


[1] Kayelyne Overfelt W/F 27YO Bowling Green for the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree [methamphetamine] enhanced, Drug Paraphernalia Possession, enhanced.


[2] Jeremy Pennington W/M 32YOA Horse Cave: Possession of Controlled Substances 1st Degree [methamphetamine] enhanced, Drug Paraphernalia- buy or possess enhanced, Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

[3] Bryce Martin W/M 32YOA Horse Cave:
Possession of Controlled Substances 1st Degree [methamphetamine] enhanced, Drug Paraphernalia-buy or possess enhanced, Possession of a handgun by convicted felon. Bryce Martin was also served two outstanding warrants for the offenses of: Criminal Mischief 1st, Strangulation 1st Degree, Assault 4th degree dating violence [minor injury], Burglary 2nd Degree, and a Failure to Appear warrant.

 

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Friday, May 13th, 2022

Munfordville Elementary School Announced A New Principal
Munfordville Elementary School will have a new principal next year. The site based council met Wednesday night and through the alternate process selected Adam Smith to take over for the next school year. Mr. Smith has served as the assistant principal for the past four years at Munfordville. He will be replacing Mr. Boone, who is moving on to become an assistant principal at Hart County High School.
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Glasgow Man Arrested For Burglary
A Glasgow man broke into a home and now faces charges.  Police responded to Rachel Court in reference to a burglary compliant Tuesday and discovered 27-year-old Michael Groce at the rear of the house exhibiting symptoms of intoxication. Police say he was in possession of a safe and medication from inside the home. Charges against Groce include burglary, public intoxication of a control substance and theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.  He remains in jail at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond. 
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Early Voting Begins Today
Early voting for all registered voters is underway today.  In a change brought on by the pandemic, citizens can cast their general ballots for next week's primary for three days. In Hart County, you can vote at the clerk's office 8-4 today, Friday and Saturday.  Residents of other counties can also vote these three days but hours may vary. Anyone not registered in Hart County should contact their clerk's office for times.
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

KY-84 Road Closure
For those who travel KY 357 and KY 84 toward Sonora, a detour will be in place Friday.   The widening project through LaRue County continues along KY 84 between KY 357 and Sonora requiring the contractor to replace a large pipe.  A portion of KY 84 near the LaRue/Hardin line will be closed Friday from around 6:30am to 5:30pm Eastern.  The short detour will be signed, directing motorists to use KY 1517.
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Father & Daughter Arrested On Drug Charges
A man with a lenghty history of drug arrests and his teen daughter have been taken into custody in Grayson County. Officials with the sherriff's department and state police responded to Sipes School Road Saturday afternoon to serve warrants on 47-year-old Billy Wayne Elkins. As police arrived, Elkins tried to run from the residence but was captured trying to leave. A search of the home turned up syringes, a baggy containing a white substance believed to be methamphatamine and herion and a pipe. Elkins’ daughter, who is identified as 18-year-old Autumn Elkins told officers the pipe belonged to her. She also told them her backpack contained additional methamphetamine. Both were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Previously mentioned warrants for Billy Elkins were also served for failure to appear in court. Billy Elkins also has a long list of unsettled drug related

 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron Files For Govenor's Race
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed for the 2023 governor’s race. It is a move many in the Republican Party were anticipating.  Cameron is hoping to ride his resistance to Governor Andy Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions into the governor’s office. Cameron made history in 2019 as the first African American in Kentucky to serve as attorney general. Now he’s trying to blaze another trail in his bid for governor. Cameron last year led the legal fight against pandemic-related restrictions that Beshear imposed. Cameron won the case in the Kentucky Supreme Court, which cleared the way for new laws to rein in the governor’s emergency powers. Daniel Cameron joins a crowded Republican Primary field who will all likely be running on a anti-Beshear theme. Some high profile figures within the party say it will be interresting to see how the candidates battle each other in the primary without hurting the eventual nominee's opportuinity to knock off Beshear in the following November.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Cave City Woman Arrested On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop
A woman is facing drug charges after being stopped by Cave City Police for careless driving. Saturday, an officer observed a vehicle driving on 31W in a careless manner. After pulling over the driver, who is identified as 65-year-old Latricia Truelove, another officer and a K-9 unit arrived and made a positive alert resulting in discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Truelove was taken into custody and booked at Barren County Detention Center on possession charges, DUI of a controlled substance and several traffic and vehicle violations.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Several Elizabethtown Parking Lot Armed Robberies
Elizabethtown Police are investigating armed robberies in parking lots near Towne Mall.  After being notified of an incident which occurred last Wednesday night, authorities reviewed video surveillance and observed a second armed robbery around the same time which had not been reported. Police are asking for help from the public in coming up with leads as they try to identify both the victim who has not come forward and the suspect. It is believed these incidents are related to a series of five armed robberies. Authorities say each occurred with a similar description as victims were parking and getting out of their vehicles. Victims report being approached by a young black man in dark clothing with a face covering, a gun and a demand to hand over valuables. On at least one of the robberies, police say the suspect was picked up by a dark colored Cadillac SRX.  In another, the suspect fled in the victim's vehicle. Anyone with information should contact Hardin County Crime Stoppers where information can be shared anonymously at 1-800-597-8123.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Glasgow Prostitution Ring Leader Pleads Guilty
The woman arrested for illegal operations at Summer Spa in Glasgow has entered a guilty plea in district court. Back on April 4th, officers arrested 32-year-old Jing Jing Zheng (Jing-Jing-Jung) after discovering over $22 thousand in cash and promotion of prostitution. Upon receiving several complaints, an undercover detective was offered sexual services. Zheng's guity plea is for one count of promoting prostitution. The charge of practicing massage therapy without a license was dismissed. Cash seized during the arrest was forfeited to the court. Zheng is also ordered to undergo psychotherapy. According to information obtained after the arrest, there is still a potential for continuing FBI involvement in the case.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Stolen Loader Out Of Glasgow
Investigators are looking for a stolen Case Loader. It was taken from Lee Brick on 31W Bypass in Glasgow on Sunday or early Monday. It is a yellow-colored 521D model.  Anyone with information should call Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

Kentucky State Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Butler County

On Sunday, May 8th, 2022, at approximately 12:20 am, Kentucky State Police Post 3 was requested by the Butler County Sheriff's Office to investigate a fatal collision. Troopers responded to the scene of the collision located near the 4800 block of Reedyville Road (KY185) in Butler County. Preliminary investigation revealed that three motorcycles were traveling southbound on Reedyville Road near the 4800 block; a 2003 silver Harley Davidson being operated by 35 year old Teddy Duke of Morgantown, a 2000 red Honda motorcycle being operated by 34 year old James Shepherd of Jetson, and a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle being operated by 39 year old Jeremy Fegett of Caneyville. Jeremy Fegett passed the other motorcyclists, at which point they lost sight of him. Fegett continued southbound on Reedyville Road when his vehicle made contact with a 2012 John Deere Tractor and rotary cutter implement being operated by 34 year old Carlos Hopper of Bowling Green. Fegett was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by both Teddy Duke's and James Shepherd's vehicles. Jeremy Fegett was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Teddy Duke and James Shepherd were arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol. The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Butler County Rescue Squad, Butler County Coroner’s Office, Butler County EMS, 4th district, Bear Creek, and Morgantown Fire Departments.

 

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

Man Who Fired Shots At KSP Arrested In Hardin County

A Louisville man who fled and fired at Kentucky State Police officers in April was booked Wednesday night in the Hardin County Detention Center. Walter Alexander, 29, was taken into custody at the jail following treatment at University of Louisville Hospital for life-threatening injuries sustained April 17 in a gunfight with troopers in Hardin County. According to a news release from KSP, Alexander was stopped in Meade County where the officer discovered he had an active felony arrest warrant. The release did not list the specific charge and KSP did not respond to a request for further information Thursday afternoon. Alexander reportedly fled after the officer attempted to arrest him, which then led to a pursuit, the release said. Alexander was involved in a collision near Radcliff, but police did not provide a specific location. After the collision, Alexander exited his vehicle and began shooting in the direction of officers, the KSP statement said. According to the release, KSP troopers Isaac Atwell and Dillon Spencer returned fire and Alexander was struck. It said the troopers provided life-saving measures. He was transported to the U of L Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries. Alexander is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, and first degree fleeing or evading police; first-degree wanton endangerment; and first-degree criminal mischief. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by 10 to 20 years, if found guilty.

 

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

KSP Searching For Escape Inmate

Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 2 are searching for an inmate who escaped while on a work program through the Hopkins County Detention Center. Sometime around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Michael Brian Harris, age 35, of Covington, KY left Calhoun Farms on Nebo Road in a stolen 1997 Black Ford Ranger, that has no registration plates and body damage. Harris' direction of travel is unknown at this time. He is described as a white male with brown eyes, bald, and a brown beard. He is approximately 5’9" tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. Harris was last seen wearing Farm clothes. KSP asks the public to be on the lookout for Harris and if located, please contact KSP Post 2 at 270-676-3313.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

City of Cave City Council meeting

City of Cave City will hold a council meeting at Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, May 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Cave City man arrested at Glasgow intersection

Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint of a male subject Wednesday who appeared to be passed out behind the steering wheel at the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Veterans Outer Loop. After performing the field sobriety tests, officers determined that Jerome Jordan was impaired. Officers located Marijuana and Methamphetamine inside a coat pocket that Jordan had been wearing. Jerome Jordan, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited. Jordan was lodged in Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested for sexual abuse

Glasgow Police Department arrested a Glasgow man Wednesday on Sexual Abuse charges. Officer Ward investigated the complaint and determined that Robert Grindle had exposed himself to the victim(s) who were under the age of 12. Robert O. Grindle, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age (2 counts). Grindle was lodged in Barren County Jail. This case remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BROTHER KEVIN DENTON PASTOR OF HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. A PROCLAMATION WAS READ DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING CRAIG THOMPSON AND HORACE WERE EMPLOYED AS PART TIME HELP AT THE JUSTICE CENTER AND JONAH CARTER WILL OFFICIALLY GRADUATE FROM THE POLICE ACADEMY TODAY. THE SHERIFF ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $28,000. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 192 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT RECOGNIZED RETIRING MIKE NICHOLS AS COUNTY ATTORNEY.
THE COURT APPROVED TO SELL 3 TRUCKS FOR THE HIGHEST BIDS, APPROVED HORTONS CONSTRUCTION FOR CONSTRUCTION AT THE TRAILHEAD FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BUDGET TRANSFER #16, FIRST READING OF BUDGET 22-23, 22-23 LOCAL GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT, APPLY FOR 22-23 COPS HIRING PROGRAM, 22-23 COUNTY ROAD AID COOPERATIVE PROGRAM, EXECUTION OF THE COUNTY ROAD AID CO-OP PROGRAM, AUTHORIZATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE REGIONAL HAZARD MIGRATION GRANT PROGRAM, APPLY FOR HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT, AGREEMENT WITH AEI FOR GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION OF PROPERTY, APPLY TO FEMA FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANT GRANT, MOVE ANIMAL SHELTER DIRECTOR BRANDY NICHOLS OUT OF PROBATION PERIOD TO SALARY OF $35,000 ANNUALLY, APPROVE 20 HOURS OF SERVICE FOR ANIMAL SHELTER FROM THE AUDUBON SOCIETY.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 19th, at 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Local trainee graduates from Ky DOC

A trainee from the Hart County Sheriff's Department is among a list of those who graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice in Richmond Thursday.  Sheriff Jeff Wilson says Jonah Carter will be joining the ranks of Deputy Sheriff as he returns from the academy.  Graduates of the program complete a 20-week course filled with 800 hours of training.

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

May is Motorcycle and Bike Safety Awareness Month

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2022) In recognition of May as Motorcycle and Bike Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding all road users to work together to help prevent crashes, injuries and deaths on Kentucky roadways.

A motorcycle or bicycle is a vehicle with all of the rights and privileges of any motor vehicle; however, as one of the smallest vehicles on the road, a motorcycle or bicycle may be in a vehicle’s blind spots.

In 2021 there were 1,490 crashes involving motorcycles in Kentucky, resulting in 1,085 injuries and 99 deaths (88 motorcyclists). Of those crashes, 811 involved a motorcycle and at least one other vehicle. Bicyclists were involved in 325 crashes resulting in 239 injuries and 9 deaths. Of those crashes, 320 involved at least one other vehicle.

The KOHS offers the following tips for drivers:

·         Put the phone down and pay attention.

·         Perform a regular visual check by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections;

·         Use a turn signal before changing lanes or merging with traffic.

·         Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a mo­torcycle. Motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off.

·         Obey the speed limit.

·         Drive sober. Alcohol and drugs affect judgment, balance and reaction time. Always make a plan for a safe ride home;

·         Buckle up.

·         Allow at least a three-second following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you;

·         Do not use designated bike lanes for parking, passing or turning; and

·         Pass to the left of a bicycle, allowing at least three feet clearance.

The KOHS offers the following tips for motorcyclists:

·         Wear a DOT-compliant helmet;

·         Wear brightly colored protective gear and use reflective tape and stickers to increase visibility;

·         Pay attention by avoiding any action that takes your eyes, your ears or your mind off the road and traffic;

·         Scan ahead for possible obstacles in your path, such as parked cars or cars pulling out or into parking spaces or driveways;

·         Ride in the same direction as traffic;

·         Check your equipment before riding. Make sure your brakes are working and tires are properly inflated;

·         Never ride impaired. Alcohol and/or drugs can impair your judgment, coordination and reaction time.

 

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Upton traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Police found drugs and paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Upton on Thursday. After a Dodge Pickup was pulled over on North Walnut Street, a passenger, who is identified as Leroy Towsley, was flagged as having an arrest warrant in LaRue County.  Consent to search the vehicle was obtained, resulting in the discovery of approximately 10.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 2 sets of digital scales, several plastic baggies and syringes. The driver, identified as Michael Truglia, of Sonora, was arrested and charged with careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) greater than 2 grams.  Both were arrested and jailed.

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Glasgow man faces assault charges

A Glasgow man faces assault charges after a verbal altercation Sunday night.  Police were called to a location on McGrah Avenue just after 7pm and found a victim who claimed they had been assaulted by 41-year-old Joshua Lewis following a verbal dispute.  Lewis was taken into custody and charged with second and fourth-degree assault.  He remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center and has a court date set for May 9th.

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Investigation continues in officer-involved shooting

GREENSBURG, Ky. (May 2, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) continues the investigation of a trooper-involved shooting that occurred on April 9, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m. CDT in Green County. The preliminary investigation reveals that KSP Post 15 troopers were responding to a request for assistance from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a suicidal subject.

Upon arriving at the scene, Trooper James Ford made contact with 74-year-old Mr. David C. Moran, of Greensburg, and observed that he was armed with a handgun. When Moran raised the handgun in the direction of Trooper Ford, the trooper fired his agency-issued firearm. Trooper Ford was soon after assisted at the scene by deputies and life-saving measures were attempted on Mr. Moran, but Moran was pronounced deceased

at the scene. Trooper Ford was placed on administrative leave. Trooper Ford is a three (3) year and ten (10) month veteran of the agency.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, May 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

In State News

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced he'll enter the state's 2023 governor's race. He joins what's shapi8ng up to be a crowded Republican contest to select a nominee to challenge Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. Quarles is in his second term as agriculture commissioner. He has long been seen as a strong contender, having built up his name recognition across rural Kentucky. He's planning a June 1st event in Scott County, where he's from, and to lay out his agenda for the state. His entry into the race could signal a flurry of potential announcements in the coming weeks and months.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Ways to vote in primary election

In person Excused Absentee Voting

Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville, May 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th & 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Early voting (in-person un-excused absentee voting)

Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville, May 12th, 13th and 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Primary Election Day

Vote at any of the 7 voting locations set up within the county on May 17th, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Please feel free to contact the Hart County Clerk's Office at 270-524-2751 with any questions you may have.

 

Hart County Polling Locations

1 Horse Cave Fire Department -- 1040 East Main Street, Horse Cave

2 Munfordville Elementary School -- 505 West Union Street, Munfordville

3 Hart County High School -- 1014 South Dixie Hwy, Munfordville

4 Memorial Elementary School -- 1400 North Jackson Hwy, Hardyville

5 Cub Run Elementary School --170 East Gap Hill Road, Cub Run

6 Legrande Elementary School -- Horse Cave

7 Bonnieville Elementary School -- 7874 North Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

BGDP investigate deadly shooting

A deadly shooting occurred in Bowling Green late Sunday afternoon. Police said that officers received a call around 5:40 p.m. Sunday, regarding shots fired on 13th Street, near the railroad tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet released the man's identity as they are working to notify his family. As of Sunday evening, police do not yet have a suspect. They're working to find video evidence or witnesses who may have seen or heard something.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Drug arrest in Glasgow

Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on Happy Valley Road that led to one person being arrested on drug related charges. Sgt. Hicks made contact with Kerry Ransom who provided false information about his identity. Officers located marijuana on his person and located a backpack inside the vehicle that contained marijuana, digital scales and synthetic drugs. Kerry Y. Ransom, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with failure to or improper signal, reckless driving, improper turning, giving officer false identifying information, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in synthetic drugs, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ransom was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Bowling Green man arrested in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Family Dollar Store on Columbia Avenue Thursday in reference to a stolen vehicle from Metcalfe County. Officers located the vehicle and confirmed that it had been reported stolen. Officers then made contact with Trenton Payne and he was taken into custody, they also located a glass pipe and Methamphetamine inside of the vehicle.  Trenton G. Payne, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 Or More, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).  The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Sgt. Michael Burgan.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Search underway for Hodgenville teen

HPD is currently searching for 17-year-old Jesenya Martinez of Hodgenville. She was last seen getting into a white, 2015 Honda passenger car, Kentucky tag B6A265 after school at LCHS. The vehicle is registered to a Jeramy Kelly of Owensboro. It is believed that Jesenya got into the vehicle voluntarily. If see this vehicle or know Jesenyas whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Amanda Abell new Caverna Schools Supt.

The Caverna Independent Schools Board of Education has announced Amanda Abell as the next superintendent. Ms. Abell will succeed Cornelius Faulkner who earlier announced his resignation effective June 30, 2022. She currently serves as assistant superintendent for the district.

School board chair, Wayne Hatcher spoke to the selection process. “First, on behalf of the board let me thank everyone who was involved in this process. The screening committee, our search service KASA, everyone who submitted the survey, and the applicants are all to be commended for their efforts. The board spent countless hours interviewing, reviewing applications and deliberating over the decision. While we had several high quality applicants, we are in agreement that Amanda Abell is the right person at the right time.” Hatcher went on to say “There was a distinct theme in the community survey that spoke to the character, integrity, and sense of community that our next superintendent should have. Again, we thought Amanda fit those descriptors perfectly.”

Abell, with 23 years of educational experience, began a career in public education in 1999 in the Green County School District. She served as Associate Director of District Support at Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, and has been with the Caverna Schools for 7 years as a district administrator. Abell has co-led regional and state-level work around education, and has served on local, regional, and state level committees. She says the family atmosphere of the Caverna community was one of the reasons for seeking the position. “I love Caverna because it is a small, diverse district. I can be in the schools everyday and really get to know students, staff, and parents. Caverna is a family. We treat and support each other just as a family would”, said Abell.

Hatcher said, “We know replacing Mr. Faulkner will be difficult, he has meant so much to this district for so long. But we are not asking Ms. Abell to be Mr. Faulkner. We expect her to develop her own identity as Caverna Superintendent and continue with the great initiatives she has already been a part of.”

“I wanted to be Superintendent of Caverna because I see the potential in our students.” said Abell. “We have amazing kids and I will never give up fighting for them. I have an intense desire to make a difference in their lives.”

Abell will assume the duties of superintendent on July 1st, 2022.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested on multiple charges

Glasgow Police Department on Wednesday responded to McKenna Street in reference to a complaint. Officers located Dustin Roberts and confirmed that he had active warrants for his arrest. Officers located digital scales and Methamphetamine in a backpack that he was carrying. Dustin Roberts of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia. He was also served with the active warrants. Roberts was lodged in the Barren Co Jail.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Two arrested in Hodgenville for trespassing

Two people previously arrested on multiple occasions at Hodgenville Housing Authority properties are back in jail after trespassing.  Wednesday afternoon, Hodgenville Police were called to investigate 41-year-old Sonny Vittitoe and 50-year-old Cynthia Nelson's presence at a residence in the Polly Avenue complex.  Both were arrested and are charged with criminal trespassing.  The incident makes three times Vittitoe has been arrested at the residence and it is the second time for Nelson. They remain jailed in LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Greensburg woman killed in crash

A woman was killed after a crash in southern Green County.  The sheriff's department reports 63-year-old Scheri Keltner, of Greensburg, was traveling on Mell Road Tuesday evening when she lost control and hit a tree.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Twenty plus vehicles broken into

Police say vandals broke into more than 20 vehicles in Hardin County early Monday.  Most of the hits were in the Vine Grove area.  Vandals stole a car, in which keys were left. Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly says reports started coming in just after 4am.  Two cases involved open garages and 19 cases involve unlocked vehicles. In one case, suspects unzipped the back window of a Jeep. Security footage from various homes shows what is believed to be three to five different suspects walking through a neighborhood checking cars.  All were masked. The stolen car was recovered in Louisville Monday afternoon after the owner utilized a tracking device. Police believe the break-ins are a coordinated effort but do not believe the suspects are local. The police chief emphasized the importance of locking vehicles and garages.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Two arrested after drug tip

A drug tip resulted in the arrest of a Rocky Hill Road resident and his visitor.  Officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department responded mid-day Tuesday to the home of 28-year-old Charles Rector and upon contact at the front door, immediately detected a strong marijuana odor.  A police report indicates Rector denied having marijuana and would not submit to a search of the property. When told he would be detained until a search warrant arrived, Rector became irate and attempted to avoid officers but was cuffed.  The eventual search turned up several marijuana plants, methamphetamine, other controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, an assault rifle, a pistol, a sawed-off shotgun, cash and a debit card.  Charles Rector faces numerous charges related to these items. When arrested, it was discovered he also has an Edmonson County bench warrant and two Warren County bench warrants, all for failure to appear in court.  While on-scene officers observed 54-year-old Harold Hendrick pull up to the driveway in a truck and quickly leave. Police followed and stopped the vehicle on  Hayes Lodge Road. Before being frisked, Hendrick disclosed his possession of a pocket knife.  Suspected Percocet was found along with methamphetamine and a large amount of cash. Harold Hendrick also faces several drug-related charges. Both Rector and Hendrick were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Hart County man arrested for burglary

A man jailed in Hart County has been served an arrest warrant for burglary in Metcalfe County. Last week, 42-year-old Christopher O'Brien was charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection to a complaint involving a break-in at an unoccupied residence on Hiseville-Center Road. The report came from a victim who told police the location was the residence of their deceased parent. Investigation revealed access was gained by forced entry through a side door and several items of value, including jewelry had been removed. Christopher O'Brien was transferred to Barren County Detention Center, where he remains jailed. He has a $25,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Cave City man arrested for theft

A Cave City man faces burglary charges after breaking into a deceased person's home. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a burglary complaint at a home on Hiseville Center Road in the Savoyard community on Tuesday, April 12th. The victim told Deputy Jarrod Steele that the home belonged to a deceased parent and was currently unoccupied. Deputy Steele determined that the suspect broke into the home through a side door and removed several items, including jewelry. 42-year-old Christopher A. O'Brien, of Cave City, was served the arrest warrant. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Area sports news

Caverna hosted Hart County in baseball action from Monday afternoon.  The Raiders won in five innings, 13-1.  Hart County hosts Taylor County Wednesday evening while Caverna hosts LaRue County.

 

In girls fast pitch softball, Hart County defeated Warren Central on Monday, 10-7.  The lady raiders host Grayson County on Thursday evening.  Caverna lost to Glasgow 6-3. The Lady Colonels travel to LaRue County Thursday.

There is a new boys basketball coach at Glasgow High School.  William Buford was introduced last week during a local press conference. Buford is a former Glasgow player and says he has always dreamed of coming home to coach.  Glasgow High School will have two new faces on the sideline for the upcoming 2022-2023 basketball season.  Buford's introduction comes just a couple of days after Kelsey Kirkpatrick was named as the new girls head coach.

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Federal funding for park upgrades

Just over $4.2 million in federal funds will be divided among 41 projects across the state for upgrades at parks and recreation spaces.  There are no projects in Hart County on the list and only one neighboring county is included for a project. The City of Hodgenville will use $125,000 to update or upgrade seven ballfields. A press release from Andy Beshear's office says the governor recognizes mental and physical health benefits of time spent outside. Overall, projects on the list are allotted to communities across the state for a wide variety of outdoor, health-related improvements, including the renovation or replacement of playground equipment, construction of walking and biking paths and bringing recreational facilities into compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Juvenile leads police on short pursuit

An intoxicated juvenile male doing burnouts in a Ford Mustang at a Five-Star parking lot in Leitchfield faces charges after leading police on a short pursuit. Just after midnight early Saturday morning, police were called to the store at South Main and West White Oak Street. Employees said the juvenile nearly hit gas pumps and a parked vehicle. He was also observed driving recklessly at Southgate Mall.  A Leitchfield police officer located the Mustang and a short pursuit began.  The juvenile crashed into an earth embankment in a curve on West White Oak Street.  He is charged with fleeing or evading police, DUI with aggravating circumstances, reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt. He was transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for observation then interviewed by police and released to family members.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Woman dies in forklift accident

A woman died after being pinned under a forklift just outside of Columbia on Monday. Responders were dispatched just after 10:00 a.m. to a pallet wholesale business where the owner, 56-year-old Charlene Cowan, was operating the forklift and dripped off in a hole while loading a tractor trailer. Witnesses say Cowan attempted to jump off but could not clear the vehicle as it overturned. Responders and bystanders worked to get her free.  Attempts to secure an air medical flight were unsuccessful due to weather. Cowan was taken to T. J. Health in Columbia where she was pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Summersville man dies in vehicle crash

A Summersville man died in a one vehicle crash just after noon on Saturday.  Police say 60-year-old Terry Perkins was on KY 218 in Green County and lost control of his 97 Ford pickup. The vehicle overturned at least five times according to an officer's report.  Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Woman dies after Amish buggy crash

A woman riding in an Amish Buggy is dead following a crash Saturday evening on KY 88 just east of Hardvyille. The crash happened just before 7pm in the 6800 block, close to the KY 570 intersection. A pickup operated by 33-year-old Brandon Polson of Hardyville was traveling west and struck the buggy in the rear.  The buggy was being operated by 45-year-old Robert Miller. A passenger in the buggy, 44-year-old Edna Miller was ejected and transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where she died from injuries. Kentucky State Police is leading the ongoing investigation. At this stage, investigators have not said why they believe Polson crashed into the rear of the buggy.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Hart County Extension District Board

There will be a special called meeting of the Hart County Extension District Board at 9:00 a.m. Monday April 25th, by zoom platform.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Cave City man named KSP Post 4 commander

Kentucky State Post 4 in Elizabethtown has named Capt. Jeremy Smith as its new Post Commander. Smith is a 17-year-veteran with KSP and began his career in 2004 as a member of Cadet Class 83. He is a Pulaski County native and currently resides in Cave City.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Drainage improvement project

A draining improvement project on KY 1307 New Salem Road in Barren County will create a temporary closure beginning next week. The road will close at the intersection of Hollis Thomas Road to U.S. 68 beginning Wednesday, April 27th, and is expected to reopen on Saturday, April 30th.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Apr. 21, 2022) A project to rebuild the Glendale (Exit 86) interchange along Interstate 65 in Hardin County begins this month. A contract is awarded to Scotty's Contracting and Stone, LLC in the amount of $37,935,589 which includes a new bridge over the interstate, reconfiguration of ramps, reconfiguration of the KY 222 intersection with US 31W and entry from KY 222 into BlueOval SK Battery Park.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Radcliff man charged in knife attack

A woman is in serious condition at University of Louisville after she reportedly was stabbed three times in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after he was arrested at 2:47 a.m. at a Mill Creek Road residence and charged with first-degree assault 0 domestic violence. According to an arrest citation, Bosco and a woman were arguing and it then turned physical when he stabbed the woman with a steak/kitchen knife. Bosco is scheduled to appear April 29th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Juvenile charged in Radcliff homicide

A 16-year-old male juvenile has been arrested and charged in connection with the beating death last week of a 62-year-old woman in Radcliff. According to Hardin County Sheriff John Ward, a juvenile from Radcliff has been arrested in connection with the case where Lana Rene Jantz was killed and found on her property. According to Ward, the juvenile was arrested Monday at 11:00 p.m. and charged with complicity to commit murder. The death of Jantz is the first homicide of the year in Hardin County. Jantz's body was found last Wednesday in a shed on her property in the 900 block of Oak Drive where she died from blunt force trauma. Ward said no motive has been determined in the case.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Hardyville man arrested on drug charges

A Hardyville man arrested on drug charges.  46-year-old Michael Devore, of Hardyville, was arrested Monday and lodged in the Hart County Detention Center for the offenses of possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Probation and Parole had previously conducted an investigation at Devore's residence that resulted in finding suspected methamphetamine and marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home. The suspected narcotics were hidden in Easter eggs. The Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force and Probation Parole concluded the investigation on Monday.

 

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Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Report

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the Courtroom. After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Magistrate Doug Wells opened the meeting with prayer. Acting Solid Waste Director, Larry Jewell gave an update on Solid Waste. Larry thanked Jailer Israel Bergenson for his assistance in supplying solid waste with constant help to keep the garbage rates at one of the cheapest in the Region. Larry also informed the court that parts for repairs are still on backorder and a new truck is now on route. Another new truck came in last week and should be on routes next week. Routes should be back on regular schedule by the end of next week. Jailer Bergenson stated there’s a total of 198 inmates in the County Jail. Sheriff Jeff Wilson reported over $10 million dollars had been collected by the Sheriff’s Office for tax year 2021. The court approved to take bid of $1,401 from Stewart Wilkerson for 2011 Ford Car, approve Extension Service for 22/23, Clerks 2022 1st Quarter report, Sheriff’s 2022 1st Quarter report, purchase van for Animal Shelter at $27,316 which is a state bid, Declare old 911 equipment as surplus, Advertise to take seal bids on 2015 and 2016 trucks, Advertise to sell 2011 Ford car on gov.deals.com, Buy Bobcat for Road Department for just over $80,000 which is a state bid, moved Chris Garmon from Courthouse to Road Department, increase Jacob Twyman wage by $1.50 per hour effective next pay period and increase Coroner and Magistrates pay effective January 1, 2023. The Court’s next meeting will be May 5th.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, April 21st, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse, 2nd floor. New business will include: approving the Hart County Cooperative Extension Service for 2022/2023, approve quarterly reports for Hart County Clerk's and Sheriff's Office, approve to purchase 2022 Express Cargo van for animal shelter, approve to advertise for sealed bids to sell 2015 Chevy Silverado and 2016 Chevy Silverado and approve to advertise for bids for a 2011 Ford Crown Vic.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council special meeting

Horse Cave City Council will have a special working session meeting to discuss the upcoming 2022/2023 budget year on Tuesday, April 26th, at 5:00 p.m. at Horse Cave City Hall.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Road maintenance project overnight

A road maintenance project will create lane closures on Interstate 65 in Warren County Wednesday night. The southbound direction will be down to one lane from mile marker 16 to mile marker 14. The northbound direction will be down to one lane from mile marker 20 to mile marker 22. The lane closures for both directions will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Motorists should use caution while traveling in these areas and expect delays. Slowed or stopped traffic is possible.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Former Hardin County City Clerk Charged With Theft

A former West Point city clerk and treasurer, charged with stealing about $75,000 over a nearly six-year span, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to amended charges as part of a plea agreement Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

Melissa Goodwin, 47, between Jan. 1, 2015, and Aug. 19, 2020, took more than $10,000 of taxpayer money and failed to make required payments in the amount of more than $10,000, according to a plea agreement fact sheet.

She was indicted on abuse of public trust of more than $10,000 and less than $100,000 and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 — Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

 The Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney’s office amended the charges to less than $10,000, making both Class D felonies. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison — five years on each charge.

 As part of the plea deal, Goodwin is required to pay $75,000 in restitution to the city of West Point, including $50,000 in the next 30 days. She also must serve nine months in prison and then will be on probation for the remainder of the 10-year sentence.

Goodwin was placed on administrative leave Aug. 4, 2020, by the city following a special meeting of West Point City Council.

She was arrested Feb. 8 by Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a bench warrant and released the next day.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s office consulted with West Point Mayor Billy Ash, city council members and the city attorney before extending the plea agreement offer. Formal sentencing for Goodwin is 1:15 p.m. May 31st.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council

Horse Cave City Council will have a special working session meeting to discuss the upcoming 2022/2023 budget year on Tuesday, April 26th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Horse Cave City Hall.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Investigation continues in trooper-involved shooting

An investigation into the third officer-involved shooting in Hardin County since December 7th of last year is continuing. Kentucky State Police issued a news release Sunday afternoon on a shooting which occurred around 1:00 a.m. in the Rogersville Road and South Woodland Drive area. A person was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. KSP Capt. Paul Blanton of the KSP Public Affairs Branch has said no troopers were injured and offered no other comment. The KSP Critical Incident Response Team is handling the ongoing investigation.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Hart County ranks low for unemployment stats

Hart County is among the lowest counties in the region for unemployment over the last year according to final statistics for 2021 released Monday by the state labor cabinet. Hart County ends up at 4.4% for the annual total compared to the state-wide average of 4.7%.  Green County was lowest of surrounding counties at 3.7%, while Grayson County has the highest yearly average of surrounding counties at 5.6%.  Each of the remaining adjacent counties are above the state average.  Hardin County is at 4.7%, LaRue County is at 4.9%, Edmonson County is at 5.1%, Barren County is at 5.3%, and Metcalfe  County is at 5.4%.  Across the state, Woodford County has the lowest annual jobless rate at 3.4% and Magoffin County has the highest for 2021 at 12.5%. If you are wondering how Kentucky stacks up with the rest of the country, the Commonwealth's 4.7% is a half-point better than the US average of 5.3%.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

New girls' basketball coaches announced

Two area schools announced new girls basketball coaches on Monday.  Heidi Coleman, a 1994 Graduate of Metcalfe County is their new head coach.  Coleman played college basketball at Wake Forrest and worked in sports marketing with Nike and the WNBA. Glasgow named Kelsey Kirkpatrick as their new head coach. She has been with the Glasgow girls program for the past three years.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Money allocated for Horse Cave bypass construction

Hart County's share of the newly adopted state highway budget for construction projects is just under $6.5 million.  Nearly all of it goes to building the Horse Cave bypass.  Money is allocated for construction in fiscal year 2023.  The project has already been designed and right of way has already been purchased.  The new route will connect KY 218 just west of the KY 335 split to US 31W across from the current Tri-County Auto and Oil fueling location. The project has been in the works officially since 2016.  Heavy truck volumes through the west side of Horse Cave combined with insufficient turning space at the main street intersection -- further complicated by the railroad crossing -- have easily justified the need for a more efficient route between I-65 and the industrial park area.  A new route will divert heavy trucks from downtown, reduce wear on pavement in the KY 218 and US 31W intersection vicinity and provide a bridge over the railroad tracks.  Building the connection between KY 218 and US 31W will be a two year phased project.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Hart County Food Bank Friday

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank will be held Friday, April 22nd, at 10:30 a.m. at the Munfordville Baptist Church Gym parking lot. The food bank is available for Hart County residents who qualify and please bring proof of residency, household income. If you are 60 years of age and older, you may qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Please stay in your vehicle as this will be a drive thru pickup. Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

A special called board meeting of Hart County Board of Education will be held Monday night, April 18th, at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

City of Cave City meeting

The City of Cave City will have a special called meeting at the Council Chambers-City Hall Monday, April 18th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Trooper-involved shooting in Radcliff

The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating a trooper-involved shooting that happened this morning around 1 in Radcliff.

The KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene, and a subject was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment, according to a KSP news release. KSP hasn't disclosed the condition of the person shot.  KSP Capt. Paul Blanton of the KSP Public Affairs Branch said no troopers were injured in the shooting and offered no other comment. The shooting happened in the Rogersville Road and South Woodland Drive area, according to Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross. It marks the third officer-involved shooting in Hardin County since early December. The other two were in Elizabethtown.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Deadly weekend crash in Warren County

Alcohol and wet road conditions are believed to have been contributing factors in a deadly crash in Warren County. The Warren County Sheriff's Office reported deputies responded to 2891 Hwy 185 Friday night just before 11:30 p.m. The sheriff's office said two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were injured and taken to area hospitals. Officials said a black GMC Sierra was headed south on Hwy 185 when it ran off the road's right shoulder and struck a tree. The sheriff's office has not yet released the names or ages of the victims in this crash. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Medical Center EMS, the Richardsville Fire Department and the Warren County Coroner's Office.

 

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Friday, April 15th, 2022

Franklin man's body found in water

The search ended Wednesday for a Franklin man after his vehicle was swept off Saddler Ford Bridge in Simpson County Tuesday night. Sgt. John Jackson with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife confirmed that 41-year-old Joseph Cartmill was found deceased around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, the Kentucky State Police dispatch received a call from Cartmill around 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday saying his 2013 Ford pick-up he was driving was being swept  off the bridge. Dispatch said they lost contact with Cartmill shortly after.

 

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Friday, April 15th, 2022

Two arrested in Barren County

Two people passed out at Dairy Queen in Cave City face multiple charges.  Police were called to investigate a vehicle in the parking lot on Tuesday when they discovered 49-year-old Crystal Crone and 34-year-old James Owens inside.  After making contact, officers received consent to search the vehicle.  Pills and baggies were located.  Both subjects were arrested.  Owens is charged with possession of controlled substances 3rd or greater offense, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug and for not having a prescription controlled substance in its proper container.  A records check indicated Crone had six active arrest warrants. Both were taken to Barren County Detention Center.  Crone was released later in the day on a $5,000 bond.  Owens was released Wednesday on a $2,500 bond and has a court date set for May 5th.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Overturned Truck Injures One  in Metcalfe County

Kentucky State Police responded to a four-vehicle collision on the Cumberland Parkway near Edmonton Monday night at 10:25 p.m. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2010 Peterbilt, being operated by 26-year-old Tavian Smith, of Winchester, was traveling West on the Cumberland Parkway when he swerved to avoid a construction barrel in the roadway. This caused the vehicle to overturn closing the westbound lanes of the parkway. A 2013 Chevrolet operated by 17-year-old Alexus Roberson, of Edmonton, was traveling West on the parkway, Roberson did not see the truck and trailer had overturned striking the truck.

A 2015 Chevrolet Ambulance being operated by 37-year-old Tyler Abner, of Albany, was traveling West on the parkway with it's emergency equipment in operation, and did not observe the collision and struck the two vehicles. 36-year-old Bonnie Withers, of Berea, was stopped to offer assistance when she was struck by the 2013 Chevrolet. Withers was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital by the Barren-Metcalfe EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Bowling Green's Transpark adds $2 Billion factor

A Japanese battery technology company will build a $2 billion factory in Bowling Green's Transpark, which is estimated to call for 2,000 jobs. Envision AESC's plant will produce battery cells and modules to power the next generation of electric vehicles. The governor made an announcement about the plant Wednesday, saying the project cements Kentucky's leading role in the automotive industry, following last year’s announcement of the BlueOval SK pant locating to Glendale.

 

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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Severe storms sweep through the area

No injuries are reported in Hart County from Wednesday evening storms.  There is widespread minor wind damage, though, mostly consisting of downed trees and limbs. There are at least two reports of trees falling on vehicles on highways in the region. Damage to several roofs and a few blown down barns are also scattered in severe weather reports to the National Weather Service.  A storage facility for boats and RVs near Dog Creek at Nolin Lake received severe damage.  Other major reports of severe damage seem to be north of Hart County.  A tornado is confirmed in southeastern Jefferson County which caused major damage to homes and other structures. National Weather Service survey crews will be looking at damage today around the state.

At the peak of power outages Wednesday night, Farmers RECC reported just over 2,000 customers without power.  All of the co-op's storm related outages are now back in service.

Further north, Nolin RECC is still reporting just over 300 customers without power, consisting of locations in Hart, Hardin and LaRue Counties.

Kentucky Utilities is still reporting outages along the US 31W corridor around Upton and Sonora.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Primary Election 2022 Candidates

Candidates running for the Primary Election on May 17th, 2022, include:

 

United States Senator - 2nd Congressional District

 

Republican Party                       Democrat Party

Valerie "Dr Val" Fredrick            Charles Booker

Paul V. Hamilton                           Ruth Gao

Rand Paul                                     John Merrill

John Schiess                                Joshua Wesley Blanton, Sr.

Tami L. Stainfield

Arnold Blankenship

 

US Representative in Congress - 2nd Congressional District

 

Republican Party                     Democrat Party

S. Brett Guthrie                           Hank Linderman

E. Lee Watts                               William Dakota Compton

Brent Feher

 

State Representative - 24th Representative District

 

Republican Party                     Democrat Party

Courtney Gilbert                          Keith Pruitt

Brandon Reed                            John W. Pennington

Robert Hickman

 

Magistrate - 1st Magisterial District

 

Republican Party                    Democrat Party

Danny Ray Matthews                Jackie Logsdon

Katherine D. Kenny                   Phillip Thompson

Austin Kenneth Grant       

 

Constable - 4th Magisterial District

 

                                          Democrat Party

                                                    Terry Price

                                                    Dennis Amos

 

Nonpartisan Judicial Ballot

District Judge - 10th Judicial District

 

David Clarence Perkins

Matthew Todd Roberts

Teresa Renee McMahan

William Clauson

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Caverna Board of Ed meeting

Caverna Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at Caverna Central Office. Several items are listed on the agenda.

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Good news for some Ky taxpayers

There's some good news for Kentucky taxpayers affected by the tornadoes that struck the Commonwealth this past December, your tax filing deadline has been extended to May 16th, 2022. This is only for taxpayers in the following Kentucky counties: Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren. Residents in these counties have until Monday, May 16th, 2022 to file their income tax returns. The deadline for everyone else remains April 18th, 2022.

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Cave City Police make felony drug arrest

Officer Childress of the Cave City Police Department was dispatched to Dairy Queen Tuesday for a welfare check on two subjects appearing to be passed out in a vehicle. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with a female, identified as Crystal Crone and a male, identified as James Owens. Verbal consent was granted to search the vehicle. Officer Childress located some pills in baggies in the vehicle. Owens claimed the items to be his. The pills were later identified as Alproazolam 1 mg and Amphetamine 10 mg.  Owens was placed under arrest and charged with: possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia buy-possess, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified, illegal possession of legend drug and prescription of a controlled substance not in proper container. Crystal Crone was confirmed to have six active warrants for her arrest. Both Owens and Crone were arrested and transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Louisville man arrested in Glasgow

A Louisville man was charged Friday with multiple charges after Glasgow Police Officers responded to a complaint at the parking lot of Rural King. James Minor was charged with removed or altered VIN plate, receiving stolen property valued between $1,000 and $10,000, illegal possession of a legendary drug, third-degree and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a prescription controlled substance in an improper container. Officers located a vehicle that witnesses said had been in the parking lot for several days and determined Minor was sleeping in the vehicle. Police determined that the vehicle had been listed as stolen and after conducting a search warrant of the vehicle, a shotgun was located, along with methamphetamine, Gabapentin pills, digital scales, Septocaine, Polocaine and other drug paraphernalia. He currently remains lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Ways to vote in the 2022 primary election

*    Mail-in Excused Absentee Voting

     Request an Excused Absentee mail-in ballot online at govoteky.com April 2nd through May 3rd.

*    In-person Excused absentee voting

     Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville on May 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*   Early Voting (in-person un-excused absentee voting)

    Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville on May 12th, 13th & 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*   Primary Election Day

    Vote at any of the 7 voting locations set up within the county on May 17th, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please feel free to contact the Hart County Clerk's Office at 270-524-2751 with any questions you may have.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Two arrested on drug charges

Two young adults were arrested on drug charges near Chalybeate Saturday night.  Deputies with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant on Chalybeate School Road after getting a drug activity tip.  Officers arrested 26-tear-old Steven Wade Embry and 29-year-old Kyra Leeann Holt after discovering two firearms, drug paraphernalia, suspected marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and cash. Embry was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by a convicted felon and for being a persistent felony offender. Possession charges are enhanced because of the presence of firearms. Holt is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana along with buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Possession charges against Holt are also enhanced because of the presence of firearms. Both are in Hart County Jail.  Each has a $5000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Hart County's Licensing event booked up

Hart County's Popup Licensing Event is now booked up.  According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's drive.ky.gov website, there is no availability for the May 11th event.  Popup licensing is scheduled twice per year in counties across Kentucky which do not have a regional licensing office.  Popup dates in LaRue, Edmonson and Grayson Counties scheduled over the next few weeks are also completely booked.  While popup licensing events are specified for county residents, citizens needing a license can visit any regional licensing center.  For our area, Elizabethtown, Columbia and Bowling Green are the closest locations.  Appointments are highly recommended for regional office services and can be made at drive.ky.gov.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Man arrested for Domestic violence

Officers forced entry into a home Monday to capture a man armed with a gun who is accused of domestic violence. Deputies with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office found 30-year-old Travis L. Johnson in a home on Indian Creek Road around 2:00 a.m..  As they tried to contact Johnson, police received a text from a juvenile inside the home, saying Johnson was armed with a gun. After the forced entry, Johnson was arrested and taken to Hart County Jail.  He is charged with sexual abuse, drug trafficking, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Redistricting Kentucky counties

Attorneys on both sides of Kentucky's redistricting lawsuit agree on one thing -- New district boundaries passed by the legislature will likely be the maps candidates will run on in 2022.  Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate's timeline to rule on the case requires all briefs and conclusions be submitted by June 15th. That would be nearly a month after the May 17th primary.  It is possible the case will ultimately be decided before the Kentucky Supreme Court.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Officer involved Green County shooting

A trooper was involved in a Green County shooting over the weekend and limited information is being released as the investigation continues.  A press release from Kentucky State Police says a Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the Saturday night incident which resulted in the death of an unnamed, white man. No other citizens were injured during the incident. The press release states Kentucky State Police is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. It further details their standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. No specific timelines to complete the investigation or release additional information about the case was given.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Gunshots investigated in Hardyville area

Several gunshots were heard in the Hardyville area Monday night prompting concern among some residents.  Reports came from just east of town along KY 88 in the vicinity of KY 570.  Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson told us this morning there is no immediate threat to area citizens related to the incident.  Wilson says no homes were hit and the incident does not appear to be a drive-by shooting.  Authorities are still investigating.

 

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Monday, April 11th, 2022