Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Two arrested after drug complaint in Barren County

A drug complaint in Barren County has led to the arrests of two men. Glasgow Police responded to a drug complaint at Little Acres Trailer Park. Police received consent to search a residence where they found methamphetamine, syringes and a glass pipe. Scotty Bryant and James McCandless were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were lodged in

the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Complaint leads to two arrests

A complaint from the Travel Inn in Cave City has led to the arrests of two women. Officer David Lunz responded to Travel Inn Sunday where he made contact with a man and woman. Police discovered that Ruby Waters had an active warrant and was placed under arrest. Inside the apartment, various drug paraphernalia was located.  Crystal Jent was arrested for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense. (Methamphetamine) and Trafficking in Marijuana.  Waters and Jent were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

A man was arrested at Country Hearth Inn in Bowling Green after a reported domestic violence incident involving strangulation.  Police responded to a disturbance call concerning room 211 at the Inn, where a caller stated he could see a man holding a woman by the t-shirt and heard sounds of a struggle. The female told police she and a man named Stephen Newman, had been using marijuana and that when Newman awoke he attacked her and tried to strangle her. She was able to escape from Newman into the hallway.  Newman was taken to The Medical Center for treatment and arrested and charged with first degree strangulation, first degree unlawful imprisonment, second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, fourth degree assault (domestic violence), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

DUI arrests in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Jeffery Childress observed a BMW traveling south Sunday on Mammoth Cave Street at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle made a left turn onto Mammoth Cave Road and failed to yield right of way for oncoming traffic, almost causing a collision with another vehicle. The driver pulled into a parking lot across from Comfort Inn Motel. Officer David Lunz arrived and assisted Officer Childress with the stop.

The driver of the BMW, Brian Mendoza, was found to have no operator's license and officers detected a strong odor of alcohol. Mendoza was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor vehicle under influence of ALC/DRUGS, 3rd offense. Felony Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, reckless driving and no insurance. Brian Mendoza was  transported to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Butler County $1million lottery winner

A Butler County woman has purchased the winning scratch-off ticket to the tune of $1,000,000. Kentucky Lottery Officials say Sheila Grubb says she stops every morning on her way to work just to play her favorite scratch-offs. Grubb acquired the winning ticket at the Marathon Food Mart on Sportsman Club Road in Russellville. Grubb had been a previous winner from the $25 Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch-off after winning $5,000 just months ago. The couple told lottery officials they plan to build on their home and purchase a new car with her winnings. Grubb chose to take the game's lump sum amount of $780,000. After taxes, she walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $553,800. Marathon Food Mart will receive a bonus check for $7,800.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Two separate weekend arrests in Hart County

Deputy Bruce Neville responded to a theft complaint Saturday on Possum Trot Road just outside of Hardyville. Upon arrival, Christopher Mansfield was located and arrested for theft by unlawful taking-$500 or more but under $10,000 and criminal trespassing, 2nd degree. Mansfield was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine). Mansfield was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

Also on Saturday, Deputy Jacob Hodges responded to 1896 in Canmer in reference to a potential arson. It was later determined that Michael Jewell, of Horse Cave, had set fire to the the residence and fled the scene. Jewell was located by KSP and arrested on multiple charges including: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, assault, 3rd degree, police officer, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, menacing, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and criminal mischief, 1st degree. Jewell was also charged with arson, 1st degree and transported to the Hart County Jail. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police were assisted by the Hardyville Fire Department, the Hart County Ambulance Service and the Horse Cave Police Department.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for child abuse

A Glasgow man was arrested Thursday on charges related to abusing a child. Deputies with the Barren County Sheriff's Department say child abuse reports were confirmed at a home on Lick Branch Road. Officials said several members of the home told them Matthew Brock had used a wooden paddle on them over the past three years and that he had twisted the arm of one child, requiring a sling to be worn and didn't take the child for medical treatment. Officials were told that around two years ago, Brock struck a member of the home with a broom, inflicting a cut on their head. One person said that around August of this year, Brock placed his hands around their neck, placing pressure on the throat and caused them to have difficulty breathing. According to the report, Brock admitted to using the paddle and having altercations with his wife, but denied injuries to the children's arm and head. Brock was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Pair convicted in 2018 E-town murder

A Hardin County jury has convicted two people in the murder of Andrew Folena. 51 year-old Lisa Harvey, of Elizabethtown, and 44 year-old Rick Fisher, of Louisville, were found guilty on Friday of murder and tampering with physical evidence by a jury of seven women and five men. Jury deliberation took less than two hours. The verdict was announced around 4:30 p.m. 58 year-old Folena was found in a shallow grave behind his rented home on Ralph Franklin Road off Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Folena was found June 9, 2018. An autopsy report estimated he died June 6th. He died from strangulation, blunt force trauma and three stab wounds to his mid-section. The two remain lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Munfordville City Council special meeting

Munfordville City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, October 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Hart County Raider Band Regionals

Students and their supporters from the Hart County Raider Band were excited to learn of their success in state competition late Saturday.  The band competed in the Class 2-A West Regional at Warren East High School, placing 2nd.  The top 8 bands are advancing to next weekend's competition in the State 2-A Semifinals contest which will also be held at Warren East High School.  The band performs Saturday afternoon at 1:30.  There are a total of 16 class 2-A bands in semifinals, 8 from the east and 8 from the west.  The top 4 will advance to finals competition Saturday night at Western Kentucky University.  Hart County has been awarded one of those highly coveted finalist spots twice in the last 10 years.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested after police say drugs were found inside his vehicle. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Jessie Davis on Shalimar Drive. Davis was arrested after methamphetamine was found in his vehicle.  Davis was charged with possession of a controlled substance and giving an officer false identifying information. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on active warrant

A Glasgow woman has been taken into custody on an active arrest warrant. Glasgow Police responded to the Eastbrook Trailer Park along Columbia Avenue Thursday, to serve a warrant on 41 year-old Crystal G. Beachboard.  Beachboard was additionally charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine). She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Barren County pedestrian pursuit leads to arrest

A pursuit in Barren County has led to the arrest of a pedestrian. Kentucky State Police say a man was walking near the Park City exit on Interstate 65 Thursday around 10:30 a.m. Police made contact with 21-year-old

Marcelo Martinez and say he became combative. Martinez fled on foot into a wooded area near the interstate. After a multi-agency search, Martinez was located behind a residence on Louisville Road in Edmonson County. Martinez was arrested on charges relating to stopping, standing or parking on a limited access highway; resisting arrest, first degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), and first degree wanton endangerment.

He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Hemp processing plant underway in Cave City

A location at the Cave City Industrial Park is near completion for a fully functional hemp processing plant. The extraction facility will be known as “Best Buds Botanicals".   Once operational, Best Buds Botanicals will be open all year long.  The company hopes to grow to two eight-hour shifts, and eventually around the clock processing at the Cave City Industrial Park location.  The plant hopes to be open by the beginning of 2020.  The owners, Bob and Jill Bryant, have two partners in the venture from Ashland, Ky.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Two separate weekend arrests in Hart County

Deputy Bruce Neville responded to a theft complaint Saturday on Possum Trot Road in Hardyville. Upon arrival, Christopher Mansfield was located and arrested for theft by unlawful taking-$500 or more but under $10,000 and criminal trespassing, 2nd degree. Mansfield was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine). Mansfield was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

Also on Saturday, Deputy Jacob Hodges responded to 1896 in Canmer in reference to a potential arson. It was later determined that Michael Jewell had set fire to the the residence and fled the scene. Jewell was located by KSP and arrested on multiple charges including: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, assault, 3rd degree, police officer, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, menacing, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and criminal mischief, 1st degree. Jewell was also charged with arson, 1st degree and transported to the Hart County Jail. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police were assisted by the Hardyville Fire Department, the Hart County Ambulance Service and the Horse Cave Police Department.

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Hart County Clerks Office closed

The Hart County Clerks Office will be closed Friday & Saturday, October 18th and 19th, due to the Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cookoff.

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for assault

An arrest has been made in Glasgow after a woman says she was kidnapped and assaulted. The incident occurred on October 4th. A female told the Glasgow Police Department  that John A Johnson, of Glasgow, had come to a home where she was visiting and forced her to leave. Johnson forced her to drive him to his home in Glasgow where she says she was assaulted multiple times before he took her for medical treatment. Johnson reported that she had fallen down some stairs. He was arrested and charged with Kidnapping-Adult, Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree-Domestic Violence. Johnson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Drug arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested after police say drugs were found inside his vehicle.  Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Jessie Davis on Shalimar Drive. Davis was arrested after methamphetamine was found in his vehicle. Davis was charged with possession of a controlled substance and giving an officer false identifying information.  He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR MARK WADE, OF HARDYVILLE METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. TIM GILLIAN FROM SENATOR MCCONNELL'S OFFICE PRESENTED TO THE COURT A RESOLUTION FROM THE UNITED STATES SENATE, CONGRATULATING HART COUNTY ON THEIR 200TH BIRTHDAY. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVE FOR THE SHERIFF, ROAD, PLANNING & ZONING, OCCUPATIONAL TAX, DEAD ANIMAL REPORT, MAINTENANCE, TREASURER'S AND JAILER'S REPORT. ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 209 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED THE 2ND READING OF KOC AMENDMENT FOR 911 SURCHARGE FEES, 1ST READING TO AMEND 911 SURCHARGE FEES, CLARIFY LENGTH OF I CHILDRESS ROAD, 4 YEAR AGREEMENT WITH EDMONSON COUNTY TO HOUSE THEIR PRISONERS, DIXIE RESTORATION FOR SEALING OUTSIDE AND INSIDE OF COURTROOM AT A COST OF $15,400, JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN CONTRACTS WITH K-CARD (KY CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT), CONTRACT WITH THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR FOR JUDICIAL CENTER AND COURTHOUSE FOR A 3 YEAR CONTRACT OF $585 PER MONTH, APPOINT MAGISTRATES DOUG WELL, RICKEY ALVEY, AND LEE MILES TO ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE, AND MAGISTRATE'S REQUEST. THE NEXT COURT MEETING WILL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, October 17th, at Hart County High School at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Scottsville Police following leads in woman's disappearance

Police in Scottsville and the FBI are continuing to follow leads in a 19 year cold case - the disappearance of Peggy Sue Ashley.  Ashley was last seen July 29th, 2000 around 2:00 a.m. getting into a pickup truck driven by Calvin Smith at the old A. O. Smith Factory in Scottsville. She was 23 at the time and had three children.  Police do have a person of interest, however any details that someone may know could assist in a resolution to this case. If you have information about this or any crime, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested after stealing moped

A Glasgow man has been arrested after stealing a moped.  Glasgow Police conducted a stop Saturday on Humble Avenue in an investigation into the stolen moped where they made contact with Charles Ballard who admitted that he was driving it. Police say the vehicle had been spray painted.  Ballard, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, auto ($500 or more but under $10,000); second degree criminal mischief; possession of burglary tools; and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of contents from a vehicle, under $500.  Ballard was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Testimony begins in murder case

Opening day testimony was heard in Hardin Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon in a murder trial, concerning the death of Andrew Folena in June 2018. Joseph Goodman testified that he saw Andrew Folena being beaten to death by the boyfriend of Folena's fiancee in the back of a home off Ralph Franklin Road.  Goodman said he contacted a former girlfriend about what had happened and told her to call police.44 year-old Rick Aaron Fisher, of Louisville, and 51 year-old  Lisa Harvey, of Elizabethtown, are charged with Folena’s murder and tampering with physical evidence.  Folena’s body was found June 9th in a shallow grave behind the home off Ring Road, after police received an anonymous phone call for welfare check on Folena and about a possible homicide on the property.  A string of prosecution witnesses, including five from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, testified of their varying roles in the investigation into the murder of Folena, an Illinois native. If convicted, Fisher and Harvey could spend the rest of their lives in prison. Fisher and Harvey were arrested June 10th and have been held at the Hardin County Detention Center on $500,000 cash bonds.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Former MCNP employee pleads guilty

A former Mammoth Cave National Park employee has pled guilty to embezzlement charges. 60 year-old Leslie Lewis, of Cave City, will be required to pay nearly $170,000 in restitution and serve two years in prison after having pled guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement charge in June.  Lewis originally pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to the charge.  In addition to paying the nearly $170,000 in restitution, Lewis will also be required to pay a special penalty assessment in the amount of $100.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Grayson County High students vaping

An investigation is underway after a dozen Grayson County High School students became sick after using a dab pen. The Leitchfield Police Department, along with Grayson County EMS, responded to Grayson County High School where several students became sick after ingesting an unknown substance from a vaping device. An investigation showed that the students had been using a dab pen. Four of the students went to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and were treated and released. The other students were released to their parents. A search was conducted at a residence in Leitchfield in reference to the incident, where more of the substance was found. Two juvenile subjects have been charged in connection with the incidents. The charges include, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 12 Counts, and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree – 12 counts. Additional charges are pending. The case is still under investigation by the Leitchfield Police Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

School threat determined non-credible

A school threat posted on social medial has been found non-credible after an investigation.  Barren County Schools issued a statement Saturday via Twitter regarding a possible incident planned for Monday in an area school. The Kentucky State Police were made aware of the threat. The threats were sent to multiple law enforcement agencies through different social media outlets. Police say it appears that a hacker had used several social media accounts belonging to a subject. Bo Matthews, superintendent of Barren County Schools, also learned about the threat on Saturday and said it was being alleged for a school in the Glasgow area.

The state police insured school system officials that they felt it was a non-credible threat and the threats were not coming from Barren County students. Cornelius Faulkner, superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools, said the threat also mentioned the community of Horse Cave and that KSP notified the Horse Cave Police Department. Both Barren County and Caverna Independent School systems enhanced security. The location of the hacker is not known.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

E-town grandfather charged with assault

An Elizabethtown grandfather has been arrested on felony assault charges.  According to an arrest citation, Elizabethtown Police went to a Crestwood Drive home Monday in reference to a physical altercation. When police arrived, the 14 year-old grandson of 59 year-old John Starks, Jr., had left the home and went to Elizabethtown High School. Starks admitted to hitting his grandson multiple times with a wooden cane. Elizabethtown Police De­part­ment officers interviewed the teen at the high school. Starks was arrested Monday morning and charged with second degree assault - domestic violence, and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Hardin Memorial Hospital invests $3 million for equipment

The Hardin Memorial Health Board of Trus­tees approved spending nearly $3 million on state-of-the-art equipment Tuesday for the HMH robotic surgery and nuclear medicine programs. The investments include an approximately $1.8 million expenditure to lease a Da Vinci robot with the latest technology. The latest robot allows surgeons to perform robotic procedures including general, urological and gynecologic surgeries that are minimally invasive. Additionally, the board approved the spen­d­ing of $913,188 for new nuclear medicine equipment. The board also approved the purchase of five new anesthesia machines totaling roughly $260,000.

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving 4 year contract between Hart County Jail and Edmonson County for housing inmates, acknowledge Executive Orders declaring burn ban on 9/24/2019 and rescinding it on 10/07/2019, approve quote from Dixie Restoration for sealing outside of courthouse, approve Judge Executive to sign agreements/contracts with K-Card, KY Center for Agriculture and Rural Development and appoint Animal Welfare Committee.

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

FRECC achieves sixth Governor’s Safety & Health Award

In August of last year, Farmers RECC surpassed 500,000 man hours worked with no lost time accidents, making Farmers RECC eligible for their sixth Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The employees received their award from Labor Cabinet Secretary David A. Dickerson  on October 14th. Bowling Green Police are searching for a hit and run driver.  The incident occurred Saturday night when a 61 year-old woman was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn on Wilkinson Trace. The driver left the scene without rendering aid. If you have any information, call 270-393-4017.

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Complaint leads to assault arrest

A domestic complaint in Glasgow has led to the arrest of a Glasgow man. Glasgow Police responded to Humble Avenue Saturday in reference to a complaint.  The officer found that a woman had been assaulted

after an argument.  Paul Lewis Bruton II, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree (Domestic) 3rd Or > W/In 5 Years, Violation Of Conditions Of Release. Bruton was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Owensboro man arrested after multi-county pursuit

A multi-county pursuit has landed an Owensboro man in jail. The pursuit began when Warren County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a pickup on I-165 northbound near mile marker 8 Monday afternoon. The driver, 30 year-old Levi D. Lyons, fled at a high rate of speed traveling into Butler County where a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer located the vehicle at mm27. Troopers continued their pursuit as Lyons entered Ohio County where a tire deflation device was used. Police say Lyons used his vehicle to strike two KSP cruisers during the pursuit. Lyons was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer, second degree assault of a police officer, driving under the influence, first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first degree criminal mischief, operating on a suspended driver’s license, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, failure to give a signal and first degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. Lyons was lodged in the Ohio County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Two Edmonton women arrested for theft

Two Edmonton women were arrested Saturday after a property owner reported a theft. Constable Dwight Smith with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to a property on Glen Shaw Road regarding a theft.

MCSO Deputy Jarrod Steele was called to the scene to assist Smith, who had detained two women at the property. According to the news release, the women had been caught breaking into a residence. Steele recovered evidence of a burglary as well as tools committed during the burglary. Authorities also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 43 year-old Miriah Wright and 54 year-old Estelle M. Geis were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, third-degree criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking from a building (under $500) and possession of marijuana. Wright was also charged with drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Both women were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

In area high school football action Friday night:

Caverna will be on the road taking on Russellville at 7:00 p.m.  While Hart County Raiders will host Casey County Friday night during their Homecoming game at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 - WLOC will be on the air with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m. with Gary Gardner.

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, October 18th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults age 60 and over is available if you qualify.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Show proof of income for all members of your household.

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

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Three drug arrests in Glasgow

Three Glasgow residents were arrested Saturday on drug charges. The Glasgow Police Department served a warrant at a residence at Adams Place. Police say marijuana, methamphetamine and a glass pipe was found in the residence. Camren F. Blazejewski was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Marry E. Hounshell was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Matthew D. Meadows was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Cave City traffic stop leads to pursuit

Officer Jeffrey Childress and Officer David Lunz attempted to make a traffic stop at Five Star Food Mart after observing a pickup with expired tags.  The driver sped away onto North Dixie Highway and onto Hwy 70, where the driver lost control near Sulphur Well and the pickup landed on it's driver side in the path of the patrol car. The driver, identified as Cody Norris, was trapped inside the vehicle along with Laymon Shaw. Jonathon Coe had exited the vehicle through the back glass of the pickup and was detained by police.  Cody Norris was charged with Careless Driving, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Failure of Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance or Security 1st Offense, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Driving too Fast For Traffic Conditions, 2 Counts Disregarding Stop Sign, 2 Counts Disregarding

Traffic Control Device – Traffic Light, Unlawful Imprisonment, Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Driving DUI Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol Or Drugs, 3 Counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree of a Police Officer, 2 Counts Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) and Drug Paraphernalia – Buy or Possess.  Units on scene were assisted by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, Barren Metcalfe EMS, Edmonton Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department, and North Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department. Norris was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Edmonton man critically injured in crash

A Metcalfe County man has been critically injured after a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.  An investigation is underway after a motorcycle was struck by a van on Glasgow Road at the intersection of Wisdom Road.  34 year-old Tyra Cross, of Gamaliel, was operating a 2003 Chevy van eastbound on Wisdom Road, attempting to turn onto Glasgow Road, when she pulled out into the path of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, being operated by 52 year-old Darrell Stephens, of Edmonton. Cross was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Stephens was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt Hospital in

Tennessee, where he is listed in critical condition.

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Industry Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday

The 2019 Industry Appreciation Luncheon will be held Tuesday, October 15th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Hart County Fairgrounds. Presentations will include: Incumbent Worker Training Program Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The luncheon sponsor is Hart County Industrial Authority. The cost per person is $12 which includes a luncheon buffet. For reservation, call 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Green River College & Career Academy

Grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Sunday at Green River College & Career Academy. A large crowd of the community gathered for the official grand opening of GRCCA. The Hart County Board of Education, Hart County Fiscal Court, Industrial Authority, Chamber of Commerce, business and industrial leaders came together to obtain funding to build the academy. The future of the people of Hart County looks much brighter with the new college and career academy. Four career pathways are already being offered: diesel mechanics, business education, medical training and CDL training. Mow classes will be added later.

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, October 14th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

LIHEAP Subsidy Program begins November 4th

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 4, 2019.  The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Community Action of Southern Kentucky stands ready to help! 

 

A household shall be considered to be eligible for LIHEAP subsidy when the household meets the basic eligibility criteria:

·         Makes and completes an application

·         Be responsible for home energy costs, directly or as an undesignated portion of their  rent;

·         Have a combined household income, for the calendar month prior to the month of application, not in excess of 130% of the federal poverty level as listed in the Income Eligibility Guidelines;

·         Live in Kentucky when the application is made and apply in the county of residence; and

·         Not have liquid resources in excess of $2,000 or $3,000 if at least one person in the household is 60 years old or disabled, ($4,000 if resources are being used for living expenses due to catastrophic illness).

Applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name at convenient Community Action offices, where applicants may also pick up the letter day schedule. Applicants must bring the following information to apply:

1.   Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that the heating expenses are included in rent

2.   Social Security card or Permanent Resident card (Green Card) for each member of the household.

3.   Proof of household (all members) income for the preceding month.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence.   Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:

Hart County Community Service Office

509 AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville, KY 42765

Ph: 270-524-0224       Fax: 270-524-7719

 

Monday                       8:00 – 4:00

Tuesday                       8:00 – 5:00

Wednesday                 8:00 – 4:00

Thursday                     8:00 – 4:00

Friday                          8:00 – 4:00

 

The benefit amount that each household receives will be based on its level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. All eligible households will receive a benefit, although the benefit amount may not pay the household’s entire fuel bill. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor. For more information, go to www.casoky.org.

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Hart County High host Cyberbullying forum

Hart County High School is hosting a public forum Monday, October 21st, at 6:00 p.m. Greg Smith, a former principal and superintendent with the Laurel County Schools, will be speaking about Cyberbullying and Social Media Danger.  Dinner will be served after the forum. There will be door prizes given away. The forum is presented by Hart County Schools & FRYSC's and KY ASAP.

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Traffic stop in Cave City leads to police pursuit

Officer Jeffrey Childress and Officer David Lunz attempted to make a traffic stop Saturday at Five Star Food Mart after observing a pickup with expired tags.  The driver sped away onto North Dixie Highway and onto Hwy 70, where the driver lost control near Sulphur Well and the pickup landed on it's driver side in the path of the patrol car.  The driver, identified as Cody Norris, was trapped inside the vehicle along with Laymon Shaw. Jonathon Coe had exited the vehicle through the back glass of the pickup and was detained by police.  Cody Norris was charged with Careless Driving, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Failure of Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance or Security 1st Offense, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Driving too Fast For Traffic Conditions, 2 Counts Disregarding Stop Sign, 2 Counts Disregarding

Traffic Control Device – Traffic Light, Unlawful Imprisonment, Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Driving DUI Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence  of Alcohol Or Drugs, 3 Counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree of a Police Officer, 2 Counts Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) and Drug Paraphernalia – Buy or Possess.  Units on scene were assisted by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, Barren Metcalfe EMS,  Edmonton Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department, and North Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department. Norris was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Soccer District Championship game

In Thursday night's soccer district championship game at Marion County, Taylor County defeated Hart County 4 to 1.

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Hart County Clerk's Office closed Saturday

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Saturday, October 12th, due to the death of a family member in the clerk's office. It will reopen on Monday at 8:00 a.m.

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, October 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include: Resolution Homeland Security Body Armor Grant and set Trick or Treat times for October 31st.

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Drug bust in Metcalfe and Cumberland County

Authorities in Metcalfe and Cumberland Counties worked together Thursday to execute a drug arrest. Police say Cumberland County Sheriff Scot Daniels conducted a traffic stop on a truck Thursday morning in Burkesville. The driver was determined to be under the influence of narcotics and was arrested for DUI. Kentucky State Police and Cumberland County’s K9 unit arrived on scene to assist. Police found a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine, scales, baggies and a pistol in the vehicle.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence of 25 year-old Nicholas Smith, of Cedar Flat Curtis Road in Metcalfe County. Smith was charged with numerous drug charges in Cumberland County. According to police, charges in Metcalfe County are forthcoming,

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Two Glasgow men arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department executed a search warrant on Grand Avenue. It was there that police say they found synthetic marijuana, methamphetamine, marijuana and a large amount of cash. Robert Fields and James Depp, of Glasgow, were taken into custody. They were both charged with trafficking meth, synthetic drugs, and marijuana. Fields was also charged with possession of synthetic drugs. Both men were arrested and being held on a $20,000 cash bond each.

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Double murder trial begins Monday

A 2018 double murder trial begins Monday  in Hardin Circuit Court. Lisa Renee Harvey, 51, of Elizabethtown, and Rick Aaron Fisher, 44, of Louisville, are charged in the June 2018 beating death of Andrew Folena.

Harvey underwent a mental evaluation, earlier this year. 58 year-old Folena, a native of River Grove, Illinois, was found June 9th in a shallow grave near Ring Road along Ralph Franklin Road. Authorities said Folena had been dead a few days when his body was recovered beneath a few inches of dirt not far from a home he rented. According to an autopsy at the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Folena died from blunt force trauma.  According to arrest citations, Harvey reportedly was Folena’s fiancée, while Fisher was her boyfriend. Harvey and Folena lived in the home. Authorities received an anonymous tip June 9th in a 911 call about a possible homicide on Ralph Franklin Road and when Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Elizabethtown Police Department officers arrived at the home where they found Harvey and Fisher at the residence.  Harvey and Fisher have been held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center since their arrests June 10th, 2018.  Jury selection begins Monday.

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Two arrested in carjacking

The Barren County Sheriff's Office received a complaint in reference to a carjacking that had occurred outside of the Dollar General Store on Edmonton Road. After arriving on scene, Deputy Tyler Maxey made contact with the victim who stated that she was approached by a male and a female after she came outside of the store and the male demanded her to give up her keys. The male began to strike her in the face and forcibly tooker her keys and the male and female fled North on 68-80 toward Edmonton. A release was put out to surrounding counties. Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office made contact with the vehicle and began pursuing it into Edmonton where the vehicle wrecked. The adult male and juvenile female were then taken into custody. Found in their possession were the clothes described by the victim, methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both suspects complained of injuries from the wreck and were transported to TJ Samson Hospital where they were treated for their injuries and released and then taken into custody by the Barren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

HCHS 1989 30th Class Reunion

Hart County High School Class of 1989 will hold its 30th Reunion Friday and Saturday, October 18th & 19th. The reunion weekend events include: a Friday night tailgate party at Hart County High School October 18th, at 7:00 p.m. and a Class Party at Gondolier in Glasgow on Saturday, October 19th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Members of the HCHS Class of 1989 wishing to sign up or for more information, call 615-419-8557.

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Factory closure means loss of jobs

MTD Products, known for manufacturing yard and landscaping equipment including the Troy-Bilt and Yard-Man lines, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Leitchfield. The decision means the loss of approximately 295 jobs. The Leitchfield plant makes aftermarket products and component parts used to supply the company's other assembly facilities. A company news release cited changes in the outdoor power equipment industry, its future manufacturing needs and its other advanced manufacturing capabilities as reasons for the closure. Founded as a tool-and-die maker in 1932, the company entered the lawn equipment and landscaping arena in 1954. Closure of the plant off Brandenburg Road is expected to be complete by June of next year.

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Man arrested after leaving the scene

Officer David Lunz and Officer paul Reynolds responded to Five Star Food Mart Wednesday, October 2nd, on Doyle Avenue in Cave City. Prior to their arrival, units were advised that a white Ford F-150 had fled the scene. Witnesses on scene were able to get the registration plate number which came back to Steven W. Zielke. The officers went to Zielke's residence where they made contact with him and found a vehicle matching the description parked behind the residence. Zielke admitted to driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. Zielke was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (aggravated circumstance), 1st offense, and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid. Zielke was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Serial killer labeled by FBI

A man indicted for the 1981 murder of a Smiths Grove woman has been labeled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.  According to an FBI news release, 79 year-old Samuel Little, has confessed to 93 murders occurring between 1970 and 2005.  According to the FBI, law enforcement has verified 50 of those slayings "with many more pending final confirmation." Little was indicted by a Warren County grand jury in December at the age of 78 for the 1981 killing of Linda Sue Boards. Her body was found on a Smiths Grove farm.  The investigation into Little for the Smiths Grove murder launched

when the FBI contacted the Kentucky State Police after they had matched the method used by Little in a California case to the slaying of Boards. Little was arrested at a homeless shelter in Kentucky in 2012 and

transported to California where he was wanted on drug charges. He was charged with murder there after detectives matched his DNA to three unsolved murders. Little received three consecutive life sentences for the murders.  According to the FBI, Little was willing to speak with the Texas Rangers in exchange for moving prisons. He eventually admitted to the Texas murder and was extradited there in 2018.

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Fire at Glasgow Factory injures first responder

The Glasgow Fire Department responded Sunday to a call of smoke at Federal Mogul. Chief Dereck Rogers says personnel found an outside covered area with approximately 800 to 1000 wood pallets on fire.  Fire officials were able to extinguish the fire. A firefighter was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment. According to a report, the fire was caused by the storage of smoldering materials. Fire officials say the materials were placed too close to the wood pallets.  Glasgow Fire Department was on the scene around four hours.

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Burglary investigation in Cave City

The Cave City Police Department is investigating a burglary and theft from a local storage unit. The storage unit is located beside Hobdy Dye & Reed in Cave City. The suspect(s) broke into a single unit and stole antique furniture. The suspect(s) also took ladies clothing. If anyone has information about the burglary, please contact Sergeant Judd with the Cave City Police Department.

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Drug arrest at Glasgow Walmart

An arrested was made at Glasgow Walmart after Glasgow Police responded to a shoplifting complaint. Officers made contact with Philip Lowe in the parking lot and received consent to search of him where they located Suboxone, Methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Philip Dale Lowe was arrested and charged with Shoplifting under $500, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree (drug unspecified), possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lowe was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Arrest made in Warren County shooting

The Warren County Sheriff's Office received a call to investigate a shooting at 1627 Morgantown Road in Bowling Green Saturday morning. 24 year-old Raymond Green had shown up at the Medical Center ER with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers arrived at the shooting location, 1627 Morgantown Road where a short standoff ensued. After a search warrant was obtained, officers entered the home and found narcotics and paraphernalia, along with evidence related to the shooting. 20 year-old Deante Dowlen was arrested on a non-related felony warrant. Green was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for his injuries. Dowlen was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Burn Ban lifted for Hart County

The Burn Ban issued by Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate on September 27th, has been lifted. The Judge Exec rescinded the order Monday that been in effect for Hart County.

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Father arrested, child tests positive for meth

A Hart County father is facing several charges, including criminal abuse of a child 12 or under, after Kentucky State Police received a call from Hardin Memorial Hospital about a three-year-old brought in with head trauma. According to the citation, KSP responded to the hospital Saturday around 5:30 p.m. and learned the three-year-old's parents, Keith and Leslie Riggs, brought the child to the hospital where the juvenile tested positive for meth. KSP executed a search warrant of Riggs' home and found more than 5 grams of meth, 1 Clonazepam pill and .05 grams of an unidentified dark crystal substance. KSP says, two other children, an eight and three-year-old, were home during the search. KSP arrested Keith Riggs at his home and admitted that he and his wife both used meth and he was sure how the child ingested it. KSP charged Keith Riggs with criminal abuse second degree, trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of burglary tools. Riggs was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury returns indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury has returned 14 indictments. They include 40 year old Melissa Richardson, of Munfordville, for Possession of Marijuana, Synthetic Drugs and Alcohol Intoxication. 33 year old Nedrick Rowlett, of Munfordville, for Possession of Marijuana, Operating a Vehicle on a Suspended License, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 34 year old Jonathan Lane, of Hardyville, for Burglary and Criminal Trespassing. 37 year old Sarah Crain, of Horse Cave, for Engaging in Organized Crime. 34 year old Jaymi Lane, of Hardyville, for Burglary. 24 year old Johnny Poynter, of Cave City, for Engaging in Organized Crime. 46 year old Thomas Weghorst, of Upton, for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registry and Violation of EPO/DVO. 39 year old Brandon Parker, of Munfordville, for Engaging in Organized Crime. 60 year old Barbara Warren, of Hardyville, for Wanton Endangerment and Menacing. 34 year old Daniel Hunter, of Atlanta, Georgia, for Complicity to Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument. 43 year old Amanda Heavrin, of New Albany, Indiana, for Receiving Stolen Property. 56 year old Van Collins, of Senoia, Georgia, for Complicity to Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument. 35 year old Joshua Short, of Bowling Green, for Theft by Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle $500 or more. 33 year old Osei Jones, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, for Complicity to Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

MCNP Grant Provides Access to Area Students

Students from Caverna Elementary and Edmonson County participated in an Environmental Education (EE) program at Mammoth Cave National Park, thanks to over $2000 donated by the Mammoth Cave National Park Association (MCNPA). The donation helped all 4th graders from Caverna and 5th graders from Edmonson County visit the park for a day filled with activities both above and below ground.

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Columbia Downtown Days this weekend

Downtown Days will be held in Columbia Friday & Saturday with lots of activities, car show, pageants,vendors, music and contests and Ricochet will perform for a free concert Saturday.

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at PaDaddy's Backyard BBQ

Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting Friday, October 11th, at 9:00 a.m. at Pa Daddys Backyard BBQ in Uno. Studio 101 - WLOC will be broadcasting live from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

SCRTC annual meeting held recently

SCRTC's annual meeting was held at the Cave City Convention Center Thursday night with a large crowd in attendance. Entertainment was provided by Kentucky Just Us during the registration process. The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced.

In District II (Canmer & Horse Cave exchanges) - Incumbent Director Billy Smith received 489 votes and Gada L. Denton received 448 votes. Billy Smith was declared re-elected in District II.

In District V (Temple Hill & Glasgow exchanges) Incumbent Director Stanley C. Greer received 493 votes, while Jackie L. Perkins received 292. Stanley Greer was declared re-elected in District V.

In District VI (Fountain Run, Gamaliel & Lucas exchanges) - Incumbent Director Zack Kender received 363 votes and Robert Greer received 155 votes. Zack Kender was declared re-elected in District VI.

Following the business meeting, drawings were held for a grand prize of a 65" Smart TV which was won by Carol Barrett of the Summer Shade exchange with a $100 Wal-Mart gift card going to Dale Kessler of the Munfordville exchange and a $100 cash prize going to Marty Bryant of the Center exchange. At the Board's Annual Re-Organizational Meeting, Zach Kender was elected as President, Ronnie R. Tucker was elected as Vice President, Ralph J. Thompson elected as Secretary-Treasurer and Billy Smith was elected as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Reminders from Hart County Clerk's Office

Election reminders have been released by the Hart County Clerk's Office, pertaining to this year's election. The last day to register to vote before the general election is October 7th. Election School for the precinct workers will be held Tuesday, October 8th, at the courthouse at 4:30 p.m. The first day to vote absentee in the clerk's office is Monday, October 21st, and the office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23rd, the Hart County Board of Elections will be certifying the voting machines in the basement of the courthouse. The last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 29th and Tuesday, November 5th, is election day.

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, October 8th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Arrests made in damaged Amish School

Between September 27th and 29th, the Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police received multiple complaints in regards to several Amish Schools and property being criminally damaged and burglarized throughout Hart County. After an investigation, arrests were made. 18 year-old Adam Miller, of Hardyville Road, Munfordville, was arrested on four counts of burglary, 3rd degree, and 5 counts of criminal mischief, 1st degree. miller was also served an outstanding arrest warrant for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, and operating on a suspended or revoked license. 18 year-old Paul Graber, of Hardyville Road, Munfordville, was arrested on four counts of burglary, 3rd degree, and 5 counts of criminal mischief, 1st degree. Both Miller and Graber were lodged in the Hart County Jail. In addition, a juvenile involved will have charges pending to these incidents. The investigation is being led by Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson and Kentucky State Police Trooper Jarrod Lewis. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Complaint leads to Bowling Green arrest

A complaint to Glasgow Police Friday has led to a Bowling Green man's arrest. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a reckless driver complaint on the Louie B Nunn Parkway.  Contact was made with the driver identified as Ernest Johnson and consent was given to search the vehicle. Ernest Jason Johnson, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with Careless Driving, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine).  Johnson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Two arrested in Metcalfe County for theft

Two men were taken into custody Thursday on theft charges in Metcalfe County.  An officer with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department responded to a theft complaint on Randolph Summer Shade Road, where the owner stated that approximately $3,000 worth of tools and knives had been stolen. Through an investigation, two possible suspects were identified and later located on West Scrivener Road in Barren County. Several stolen tools were recovered and returned to the owner. James P. Ballard and Zackary S. Williams were arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000) and transported to the Barren County Jail. 

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019 

Three arrested on burglary charges

Bowling Green Police arrested three people Thursday accusing them of being responsible for a rash of recent burglaries. Seth Green, James Courtois and Secia Navarro are facing multiple charges after police caught them with stolen property in their car. They sped off, but police found them at Seth Green's mother's home. Police have returned the recovered stolen items to their rightful owners. All three were lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Shoplifter arrested after pursuit at Wal-mart

A foot pursuit Monday has led to the arrest of a shoplifter. Glasgow Police responded to Wal-mart in reference to a shoplifter complaint where James Bumphis attempted to flee the scene.  Bumphis, of Bowling Green, was apprehended. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, shoplifting $500 or more but under $10,000; reckless driving; second degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; second degree

fleeing or evading police on foot; resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bumphis was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Field fire in Barren County burns 20 acres

Volunteer fire departments in Barren County responded to a field fire Thursday. The fire occurred in a corn field near the Lecta community between Wyndemere Way and Lecta-Salem Road.  The fire quickly spread as Barren County remains under an executive burn ban order.  East Barren Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve Hodges says trucks throughout the county responded to extinguish the flames and about 20 acres were burned.  Units from neighboring Metcalfe County were also on scene.  While the cause of the fire is uncertain, a combine was reportedly in the field around the time the fire began.

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Edmonton man arrested after fleeing

An Edmonton man has been arrested after fleeing from police on foot. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Logan Richardson attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle Wednesday on North Main

Street, where the driver, 24 year-old Derek K. Pulliam, was identified as a fugitive.  Pulliam refused to exit the vehicle, and fled on foot. A foot chase ensued with the help of an officer from the Edmonton City Police

Department. Pulliam became combative during the arrest and assaulted both officers. Pulliam was arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing evading police (on foot); two counts of third-degree assault (police officer); first-degree wanton endangerment; and resisting arrest. Additionally, warrants were served for Metcalfe District Court and Warren District Court. Pulliam was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Bank merger involving Hart County bank

Hartland Financial, Inc., holding company for Citizens Bank and First Cecilian Bancorp., have announced that they have agreed for First Cecilian to acquire Hartland in a merger. Citizens Bank would be merged into the Cecilian Bank simultaneously with the merger of Hartland and the First Cecilian Branch. Bob Owsley, Chairman of First Cecilian commented, "We look forward to becoming active in the communities of Hartford, Munfordville and Hiseville". After completion of the transaction, the Cecilian Bank will have 19 banking centers across Ohio, Hart, Barren Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade and Hardin Counties. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and the approval of the shareholders of Hartland. 

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

No clues found in search for missing woman

A search for clues related to a missing woman in Hart County, has not turned up anything significant. Assistant Chief Darren Tabor with the Scottsville Police Department says a search of Calvin Smiths barn in Hart County did not reveal any new evidence.  Smith is still a person of interest in the disappearance of Peggy Sue Ashley.  Scottsville Police Department, FBI and Hart County Sheriff's Department have been on the scene of the investigation at a barn on Lester Gardner Road in Munfordville. Peggy Sue Ashley was last seen getting into Smith's truck on July 29th, 2000 around 2:00 a.m. at A.O. Smith Factory in Scottsville. A circuit court judge granted investigators a search warrant for the property. Ashley, a 23-year-old mother of three, left the police department around 1:30 a.m. the morning she disappeared in her black Chevy Beretta. A white pick-up truck followed her a few miles up the road to A.O. Smith Electrical Products where she once was an employee. The owner of the white pickup admitted to taking Ashley to use a pay phone and allegedly brought her back to the vehicle. Records showed no calls were made and police said the driver of the truck refused a polygraph test. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Radcliff shooting leads to two arrests

Two Elizabethtown men are in custody after a shooting in Radcliff Tuesday morning. 23 year-old Paris Bell and 18 year-old Jordan Morgan have been charged with felonies and arrested about being interviewed at the Radcliff Police Department.  The shooting occurred on Hamilton Street.  Morgan admitted to police that he and 19 year-old Ashton Nally, of Vine Grove, allegedly used a handgun in a robbery, where Nally was shot four times by Paris Bell. Morgan was charged with first-degree robbery, Nally was airlifted from the parking lot of App­li­ance Parts of Radcliff off South Dixie Boulevard to University Hospital in Louisville. Nally has not been charged. Bell reportedly admitted to shooting Nally in a recorded interview with police. He is charged with first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

E-town man charged with sex offenses

A 38 year-old Elizabethtown man has been charged with sex offenses involving a minor.  An undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch led to the execution of a search warrant  arrest Tuesday afternoon at the home of Billy Joe Chesser.  Chesser was arrested and charged with multiple felony sex offenses involving a minor.  He is charged with 10 Class B felonies punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. Chesser is scheduled to appear Oct. 11th in Hardin District Court.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Fall ushers in flu season

Health officials are reminding Kentuckians that it's time to get their flu shots, to protect themselves, as well as others. Kentucky has already seen 154 confirmed cases of the flu since Aug. 4th. Last year, which was the nation's longest flu season ever, 194 Kentuckians died from the flu, two of which were children. Preventive measures to combat the flu include: washing your hands frequently cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and stay home if you are sick. The flu season has been particularly bad in the last few years, largely because the vaccine has not been a perfect match for the circulating virus, but the Kentucky Department for Public Health says the vaccine has been changed this year in hopes it will offer better protection.  Flu season runs through May 2020.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Friday night area high school football

Hart County Raiders will  travel Friday night to take on Taylor County at 6:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 with Gary Gardner for the pregame show beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested on multiple charges

Hart County Deputies arrived on Water Street in Horse Cave Saturday, in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant. While there, Deputy Charlie Eubank and Deputy Jacob Hodges made contact with 31 year-old William Bradley, of Horse Cave. Bradley was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and also had suspected Hydrocodone in his possession. After further investigation, it was confirmed that Bradley is a convicted felon.  William Bradley was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree. He was lodged in the Hart County jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Person of interest named in disappearance

A person of interest in Hart County has been named in a disappearance cold case. Nearly two decades after the mysterious disappearance of a 23-year-old woman in Scottsville, the last known person to see her alive has been named a “person of interest”. Authorities in Kentucky say a search warrant has been issued for the property of Calvin Smith on Lester Gardner Road in Munfordville. Scottsville police said their agency had been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the cold case disappearance of Peggy Sue Ashley. The 23-year-old was last seen around 2 a.m. on July 29th, 2000, when she got into a truck with Calvin Smith at the former A.O. Smith Factory in Scottsville.  At this time, Peggy Sue Ashley is reported as missing. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Warrants served on Glasgow man

A Glasgow man with four active arrest warrants has been arrested on drug charges. The Glasgow Police Department responded to South Lewis Street Monday where they made contact with Justin Shirley. It was confirmed that Shirley had four active warrants and drug paraphernalia was located inside his vehicle. Shirley was arrested and charged with first degree possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served four warrants. Shirley was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Husband arrested for shooting at wife's car

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested after firing shots in the air at his wife’s car.  Metcalfe County authorities responded to Joe Acree Road and observed two vehicles in the roadway. One vehicle had a flat tire. 

Police found Robert Vincent was involved in an argument with his wife at a location on Junior Caffee Road. Police say when the wife tried to leave in her vehicle, Vincent fired a pistol in the air. He then shot at her vehicle and flattened her tire. Vincent was charged with first degree wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vincent was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Three Edmonton residents have been arrested on wanton endangerment charges involving a shooting. According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, Deputy Mike Burton responded to a residence on Randolph Road September 22nd where he determined that a pistol had been fired four times into the residence.  Two people were at home, but no one was harmed.  An investigation led authorities to locate enough evidence to charge three people for the shooting.  A search warrant was issued Monday for a home along Joe Acree Road where 21 year-old Sammy J. Posey, 26 year-old Julie M. Knight and 26 year-old Joseph C. Smith were arrested and charged first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of marijuana. All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

City of Horse Cave awarded discretionary funds
In a presentation Tuesday at Horse Cave City Hall, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $83,974 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Bedford Court, Crestview Drive, Water Street, Higbee Street, West Dale Heights and East Kathleen Street. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas says “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have a large impact in communities.”  Horse Cave Mayor Randal Curry identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city. Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by the KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes. The City of Horse Cave is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the projects.

Resurfacing work will address:

·        Bedford Court (City Street 2012) – resurfacing 0.09 mile

·        Crestview Drive (City Street 2013) – resurfacing 0.14 mile

·        Water Street (City Street 2039) – resurfacing 0.09 mile

·        Higbee Street (City Street 2040) – resurfacing 0.08

·        West Dale Heights (City Street 2050) – resurfacing 0.2 mile

·        East Kathleen Street (City Street 2020) – resurfacing 0.08 mile

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Upton man arrested on sex charges involving minor

An Upton man has been arrested after exchanging nude images with a juvenile.  On Monday, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch executed an arrest warrant for 37-year-old Larry R. Oldham, who was discovered “communicating with a juvenile online in an attempt to obtain nude images,” according to police. Authorities said Oldham sent nude images to the victim and received nude images of the juvenile. He was arrested and charged with two counts of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for a sex offense and three counts of distribution of obscene material to a minor. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Man arrested in E-town for strangulation

A man staying at an Elizabethtown hotel, has been arrested for allegedly strangling a woman. Marty Lynch was staying at Ramada on Commerce Drive, when he got into an argument with a woman who was staying with him. According to an arrest citation, Lynch attempted to strangle the woman, and then stabbed her in the neck with a needle, threatening her life.  Lynch was charged with first-degree strangu­la­tion, second-degree assault and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Lynch also was arrested on a warrant related to allegations that he assaulted three nurses in October 2018 while he was a patient in the emergency room of Pikeville Medical Center.  Jail records also list Lynch was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing. Arraignment was held Monday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Recalled chicken disposed after being served in schools

Barren County Schools say recalled diced chicken was served recently through most of the district's schools.  According to the school district’s nutrition page, no illnesses have been reported and the diced chicken under recall was served during the months of August and September 2019 prior to receiving notice that it was possibly contaminated.  According to the USDA, product samples of Tip Top Poultry, Inc. “confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes after being tested in Canada. The firm decided to recall all cooked, diced or shredded, RTE chicken products produced from January 21, 2019 through September 24th, 2019.”  Only certain batches from the Tip Top Poultry, Inc. diced chicken used in the school system was affected. The impacted schools disposed of the chicken.  All Barren County Schools were affected except Hiseville Elementary.

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Smiths Grove man pleads guilty

A Smith's Grove man accused in the nonfatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy in February, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge.  As part of a plea agreement, 38 year-old Jonathan David Shelton, was sentenced in Barren Circuit Court to a total of eight years' imprisonment, with eligibility for parole after serving 20% and credit for time served, which means he would be incarcerated for about another year.  Deputy Joseph Ford is still recovering from the extensive injuries the gunshot caused Feb. 23rd and has not returned to duty.

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

West Virginia scheduled to appear in court

A West Virginia man charged with killing two Elizabethtown teens nearly a year ago in a car crash is expected to appear in Hardin Circuit Court to have a pair of hearing dates set in the double murder case.

Shawn Welsh, 37, of Marion, West Virginia, is charged in the Oct. 20, 2018, deaths of Jacob Barber, 18, and Katarina Peeters, 17, both of Eliza­beth­town. The two-vehicle crash following a high-speed effort to escape police occurred at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Battle Training Road.

His appearance today before Circuit Judge Ken Howard is to set dates for two hearings — one for competency to stand trial and the other over whether or not to allow details of a traffic stop following the crash. Police reports said Welsh fled on foot before he was captured by authorities.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Welsh is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 23. Com­mon­wealth’s Attorney Shane Young said he expects the trial date to remain after the hearing dates.

The collision occurred at about 8:30 p.m. as Welsh reportedly fled from Flaherty to Radcliff in a stolen Chevrolet Silverado and crashed the vehicle into a Honda Accord the teens were in. Barber and Peeters were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. Two others suffered serious injuries in the crash.

The trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 12 with jury selection, but has been postponed.

All four teenagers attended John Hardin High School. Barber had graduated early from Hardin County High School shortly before the crash.

Welsh was at the Ken­tucky Correctional Psy­chiatric Center in La Grange for a stay in July and August undergoing an evaluation.

He has been indicted on two counts of murder; two charges of first-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender; receiving stolen property more than $500; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and first-degree possession of methamphetamine.

According to an arrest citation, Welsh crashed the truck into the Honda as the teens attempted to cross U.S. 31W. Barber was the driver of the car.

The estimated 21-mile pursuit started in Meade County where a deputy sheriff reportedly saw the Silverado driving down a dead-end road with no houses. When the deputy approached the vehicle, it accelerated toward the officer, who had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision, according to a citation.

Welsh is alleged to have traveled the distance in 18 minutes, passing through residential areas in Vine Grove and Radcliff. Officers placed stop sticks at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Ky. 313, but the vehicle swerv­ed off the road to avoid them and almost hit an officer, according to a citation.

When Welsh made his way onto U.S. 31W, the vehicle drove down the southbound shoulder, ran the red light at Battle Training Road and hit Bar­ber’s car. He then ran from the truck and was apprehended, according to the citation.

A passenger in Welsh’s vehicle, Laura Neville, 37, of Morgan­own, West Virginia, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. She remains in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

Welsh is held in lieu of a $1 million cash bond at the jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Two Hart County men arrested for drugs

Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies say around 9:00 p.m. Saturday they found a GMC pickup facing eastbound in the westbound lane of Cub Run Road. They say the driver of the vehicle, 38 year-old Timothy W. Taylor, of Munfordville, has an active Indictment Warrant out of Grayson County for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, and possession of marijuana. Deputies also found suspected meth, 18 suspected codeine pills and drug paraphernalia. A passenger in Taylor's vehicle, 51 year-old David Randall Kerr, Jr., of Horse Cave, was also found to have a small bag of suspected methamphetamine. Taylor is charged with obstructing a highway. Kerr is charged with disorderly conduct. Both men are charged with various drug offenses. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Person of interest identified in cold case

A person of interest in Hart County has been named in a disappearance cold case. Nearly two decades after the mysterious disappearance of a 23-year-old woman in Scottsville, the last known person to see her alive has been named a “person of interest”. Authorities in Kentucky say a search warrant has been issued for the property of Calvin Smith on Lester Gardner Road in Munfordville. Scottsville police said their agency had been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the cold case disappearance of Peggy Sue Ashley. The 23-year-old was last seen around 2 a.m. on July 29th, 2000, when she got into a truck with Calvin Smith at the former A.O. Smith Factory in Scottsville.

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Emergency Burn Ban declared in Hart County

Hart County Judge/Executive Joe Choate has declared an Emergency Burn Ban in Hart County. The executive order immediately bans all outdoor burning until such time as this executive order is rescinded. Violations are punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to a $5-- fine and up to 365 days in jail, or both fine and jail.

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Hart County teach stuck in elevator

A teacher stuck in an elevator at Memorial Elementary School in Hart County calmly graded papers as he waited to be rescued. According to Hardyville Fire Chief Ricky Atwell, at 1:52 p.m. Sunday, Hardyville Volunteer Fire Department received a rescue call for an individual trapped in an elevator at Memorial Elementary School. When the fire department arrived on scene, they found a male teacher that had come to school to do paperwork and planning for next week, was trapped between the first and second floor on the elevator. The teacher stayed calm during the situation, sitting down in the elevator to grade papers during the rescue operation. The teacher was freed from the elevator around 2:30 p.m. No one was injured in the incident. Hardyville Fire Department was assisted by the Hart County Sheriff's Office and school district administration officials.

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A man facing a second trial in the death of Jonathan Havens has plead guilty to manslaughter. According to the Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney, Randall Hester will receive a 15-year sentence to run consecutively to a 10-year sentence for a total of 25 years. Havens was shot in a driveway in 2011. Hester was originally sentenced to prison for 35 years in 2014 after a jury found him guilty. But in 2016, the Kentucky Supreme Court overturned Hester's conviction due to the testimony of two witnesses being allowed in the trial that the justices deemed hearsay.

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Two teens injured in Metcalfe County rollover

Two teens were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Metcalfe County. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says 18 year-old Shellby Williams, of Horse Cave, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer southbound on KY 1243, when she lost control and left the roadway overturning multiple times. MCSO says other motorists helped Williams and her 17 year-old passenger out of the SUV. Williams and the passenger were taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital by Barren Metcalfe EMS for treatment of their injuries.

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Fatality in fatal crash in Hardin County

KSP Post 4 troopers responded to multiple vehicle collisions in Hardin County early Friday morning. At approximately 1:20 a.m. EST, KSP Post 4 received a call from Hardin County Control of a collision involving multiple tractor-trailers and passenger cars on I-65 southbound at the 79 mille-marker in Hardin County. The preliminary investigation revealed five commercial vehicles and two passenger cars were involved in the collision. It was determined that one of the passenger cars traveling southbound for unknown reasons, lost control and went into the path of a semi tractor-trailer grain truck causing the passenger car to overturn after being hit by the semi. The passenger car was struck by another semi that resulted in a chain reaction with two other semis and another passenger car. The driver of the first passenger car and one of the semi drivers were flown to University of Louisville for life threatening injuries and was listed in critical but stable condition. The other drivers involved were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 7:06 a.m., 47 year-old Michael W. Surber, of Sharonville, OH, operating a Fed Ex semi with tandem trailers was stopped in the right lane due to the other collision that had traffic stopped. 42 year-old Mickey E. Williams, of Salyersville, operating a 2013 Chevy pickup failed to observe the Fed Ex semi stopped before colliding with the rear trailer. Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Surber was uninjured and did not require medical attention. A co-driver of Surber's vehicle was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later released. I-65 southbound between the 86 and 76-mile markers was shut down for nearly 12 hours to allow troopers to reconstruct both collisions. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Glendale and Sonora Fire Departments, Hardin County EMS, E-town Fire Department, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Hardin County Coroner's Office assisted KSP Post 4 at the scene. The collisions are still under investigation by Detective/Reconstructionist Bryan Washer and Sergeant Adam Likins.

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Fires destroy structures in Hart County

The Hardyville Fire Department received a call around 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon reporting multiple structures on fire at 1911 Fairview Church Pascal Road in Hart County. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a barn, an RV and several corn fields on fire. Hardyville Fire Department arrived on scene first, followed by Horse Cave, North Metcalfe, Linwood and Cave City Fire Departments, as well as the Hart County Sheriff and EMS. To fight the fire they also had to bring in water tankers. After arriving on scene, fire fighters were able to stop the fire from spreading past the corn field. The cause of the fire is still unknown. The state fire marshal sent out an arson investigator to the scene. No one was injured or hurt in the fire. The owner of the barn that burnt down did say the barn was sentimental to his family and they had owned it for around 100 years.

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

Hart County Raiders will  travel to take on Taylor County at 7:00 p.m.  Join Studio 101 with Gary Gardner for the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Cave City CEA receives $1.4 million grant

The Caveland Environmental Authority, INC. has been awarded a substantial grant for sewer plant upgrades. The $1.4 million grant was from the U. S. Department of Commerce's economic development administration. The grant is to fund an upgrade to the existing waste-water treatment plant that serves the Hart County Industrial Park and supports manufacturing companies in the area.

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Traffic Alert: I-65 Southbound in Hardin County Between Elizabethtown and Sonora
A secondary southbound crash has occurred near Mile Marker (MM) 83. For clarification, the interstate is blocked at MM 79 and 83. Both locations involve fatalities so reconstruction is taking place at each incident scene. The mandatory detour is now Exit 86 (Glendale) to US 31W and back on I-65 at the Exit 76 Interchange (Upton) to continue south. Motorists stuck in the queue between each scene and an exit ramp are slowly being turned around.
Motorists approaching the area are strongly encouraged to plan alternate routes in advance of the mandatory detour. For those traveling through toward Bowling Green, the best option is Exit 91 to Western Kentucky Parkway Westbound, to I-165 Southbound and rejoin I-65 in Bowling Green. This route is only an approximate 20 minute deviation from a normal southbound trip down I-65 between the two locations.
Local traffic along US 31W and intersecting routes is also congested. Please be aware of increased volumes and use additional caution at intersections and entrances.
Given conditions of multiple commercial vehicles and personal occupancy vehicles involved and a high volume of traffic to manage on an interstate facility, emergency responders and assisting agencies are working as safely and quickly as possible to clear the area.

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Voter registration deadline nearing

It's less than two weeks until the deadline to register for the 2019 General Election in Kentucky. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 7th. To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must:

Be a U. S. Citizen.

Be a resident for at least 29 days before Election Day.

Be at least 18 years old on or before the General Election.

Not be a convicted felon, or if convicted of a felony offense, must have obtained a restoration of civil rights. Not have been adjudged "mentally incompetent".

Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.

Young people who are 17 years old but will be 18 years old on or before November 5th General Election, are eligible to register as well.

Voters may check their current registration status and where they vote at GoVoteKY.com. For questions, contact your local county clerk.

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Wanted homeless man arrested in Edmonson County

A homeless man wanted by law enforcement in Edmonson County is behind bars. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, deputies located 42 year-old Larry Geralds outside of a Subway restaurant on Tuesday. Deputies said they had been attempting to locate and arrest the man on felony crimes committed within the county, based on information from a previous investigation. Deputies said when they searched the man's vehicle outside of the Subway, they located suspected methamphetamine and various suspected prescription pain killers, such as oxymorphone and buprenorphine hydrochloride. Geralds was arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including possession and trafficking in a controlled substance. He was also charged with engaging in organized crime from the previous investigation. Geralds was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center and is being held on a $10,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Two drug arrests made in Glasgow

The Barren River Drug Task Force with assistance from the Glasgow Police Department, conducted traffic stops on 41 year-old Kelly Kerney and 45 year-old Ronald Woodard in Glasgow, in reference to suspected drug trafficking. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Kelly Kerney had purchased suspected meth and had thrown it out the window when he was stopped. Kerney was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Woodard was places in custody and the investigation revealed that Woodard had a bag of suspected methamphetamine in his belt line which weighed approximately 14 grams. A search of Woodard's residence on Lexington Drive led to detectives recovering approximately 167 grams of crystal meth which appeared to have been packaged for resale. Detectives additionally recovered digital scales and a large amount of cash which was mostly vacuum sealed. Ronal Woodard was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2 grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. he was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Later, the DTF and Barren County Sheriff's Deputy B. J. Childress and K-9 Merc located the suspected crystal meth that Kerney stated he threw out the window. Additional charges are pending.

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Summer Shade woman faces drug charges

A Summer Shade woman is facing drug charges. According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, Sheriff Lonnie Hodges went to a residence Tuesday along Richardson Spur Road to follow-up on information about a previous burglary investigation. Consent was given by the owner to search the residence. 35 year-old Maria N. Davis was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Davis was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Sulphur Well woman arrested for marijuana cultivation

A 55 year-old Metcalfe County woman has been arrested on marijuana growing charges. The Metcalfe County Sheriffs Office was dispatched Tuesday morning  to a residence on Cedar Top Church Road to assist

Barren-Metcalfe EMS with a possible drug overdose.  Authorities seized 24 marijuana plants growing outside the residence in the Sulphur Well community.  Kimberly L. Hollenback was arrested and charged with cultivating marijuana (five plants or more); trafficking in marijuana; possession of marijuana; and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Hollenback was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Barren Circuit Court pretrial conferences

Two men appeared Monday in Barren Circuit Court for pretrial conferences.

A Glasgow man accused of fatally shooting another man appeared in Barren Circuit Court Monday afternoon for a pretrial conference.  48 year-old David Pons was arrested April 27th after police found 32 year-old Christopher Walker deceased and his wife, Melinda Pons, unconscious at a residence on Park City-Glasgow Road. Commonwealth's Attorney John Gardner advised the judge Monday that items sent out for testing had not been returned to the sheriff's office and that he would need to consult with Detective Adam Bow. Gardner also said that he has made no offer of a plea agreement at this point. David Pons was later indicted on one count each of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment. Another pretrial conference has been scheduled for October 21st.   

Also in court for a pretrial conference was Jonathan David Shelton. Shelton is accused in an incident involving a police chase on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway, which led to the nonfatal shooting of BCSO Deputy Joseph Ford, who is still recovering. The case was continued to another pretrial conference next week.

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Doctors fear increase in flu

The first case of the flu in Kentucky has been confirmed in Lexington. Experts are warning  that this year’s flu season could be the worst we’ve seen in years.  Local pharmacy’s and doctor offices around town are already offering the flu shot. The dangerous H3N2 strain dominated. That strain typically sends more people to the hospital than other ones, which is why doctors are concerned and planning ahead. Flu shots are strongly recommended before the end of October.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Donations through Oct. 4th may win passes

WLOC Clothes for Kids Fall Radio Auction will be held the week of October 14th!

Anyone who brings in a donation for the Clothes for Kids Fall Radio Auction, will be registered for passes to the Grand Ole Opry.

The winners will be drawn on Friday, October 4th!

Suggested items include:

Quilts, gift baskets, crafts, country hams, tools, toys, Christmas items, gift certificates, etc. (Only new items will be accepted, unless they are antique). We will also need lots of baked goods during the week of the auction.

Monetary donations may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749 and will also be eligible for the drawing.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will host Webster County at 7:00 p.m.

Hart County Raiders will host Adair County with kick-off time at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 with Gary Gardner at 6:30 p.m. for the pregame show.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Foot pursuit leads to arrest

A foot pursuit in Glasgow over the weekend has led to the arrest of a Glasgow man. 39 year-old Jayson Slater fled from police after a traffic stop along East Main Street. Slater was apprehended along North Morgan Street. He was charged with DUI (first offense), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance (first offense) and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.  Slater was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Cave City man arrested in Glasgow

A Cave City man has been arrested after a traffic stop in Glasgow. Glasgow Police Officer Christopher Poynter conducted the traffic stop Sunday along Edmonton Road where he determined that 27 year-old Dakota

Fields was driving a stolen vehicle.  Fields was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of automobile of $500 or more but under $10,000 and driving on DUI suspended license (first offense).  Fields was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A drug arrest was made in Glasgow after a traffic stop Saturday. Glasgow Police say an officer conducted a traffic stop on North L. Rogers Wells Boulevard and made contact with the driver, Henry Harris. An odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. Harris was arrested and charged with not having rear license plate illuminated, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense; and trafficking in marijuana (fewer than five pounds). Harris was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Fight leads to arrest in Glasgow

A fight in Glasgow has led to the arrest of one man.  The Glasgow Police Department received a call Friday from a location on Frazier Avenue. The caller told police there was a fight involving weapons. An officer made

contact with a driver who was leaving the scene and determined the driver to be intoxicated. Rodrix Brooks was arrested and charged with first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the

influence of alcohol or drugs (aggravated circumstance), second offense. Brooks was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Hart County Hall of Fame Game

The 2019 Hart County Football Hall of Fame Class, sponsored by The German-American Bank, will be inducted Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the football field. The ceremony will take place before kick-off of the Adair County game. All former coaches, players, managers and support staff are invited to attend. Following the induction ceremony, a reception/cookout sponsored by the Alumni Club will take place on the practice field. For more information, contact President Neil Logsdon at 270-528-1682.

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Rate increase from Horse Cave Water

The Horse Cave Water Company (HCWC) has announced its first rate increase in nine years. This increase has been necessitated by the increase of wholesale rates being charged by Green River Valley Water District (GRVWD). The new rates to be carged by HCWC were adopted by the Horse Cave City Council during the March, 2019 council meeting. The new rates were approved with the stipulation that the increase could not go into effect until GRVWD increased its rates. The new rates will appear on the bill that HCWC customers will receive on or about November 1st. For a customer using only the minimum of 1,000 gallons a month, the increase would be $0.58. For a typical household of 4 people, the monthly usage is about 4,000 gallons. This would amount to an increase of $2.32 per month.

 

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Long-term lane closure for 31-W

A major facility project by Bowling Green Municipal Utilities will create a long-term lane closure on the U.S. 31-W Bypass in Bowling Green beginning September 23rd. The lane closure will be between Park Street and State Street. The closure is expected to last up to 60 days and will take place in the right northbound lane. Motorists should be prepared for extra congestion and slow moving traffic especially during peak travel times.

 

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Pending hospital sale upheld

The pending sale of Hardin Memorial Hospital to Baptist Healthcare Systems overcame a legal hurdle Friday when the Kentucky Court of Appeals rendered a 3-0 decision agreeing the May 2018 sale was valid. The Court of Appeals concurred with an Oct. 4th, 2018 decision by Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Easton finding Hardin County followed the law in negotiating the $361.4 million sale of HMH assets to its management partner of more than 20 years. According to the 11-page Court of Appeals ruling, the challenge filed by Dr. lLrry Hall, a retired physician and one-time chief medical officer of HMH, "lacked stand" to stop the pending sale of the property and he "failed to comply with the procedural requirements underlying an action to enforce provisions" of the state's Open Meetings Act. The ruling acknowledges Hardin Fiscal Court in a November 2016 open session of a regular meeting initiated a request for proposals process to be sent to "potential strategic partners nationwide." The options included the possible sale of assets.

 

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Cave City Fire Department awarded grant

A grant by FEMA has been awarded to the Cave City Fire Department.  Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is awarding  a $31,062 grant to the Cave City Fire Department. The Cave City Fire Department will use this money for the purchase of generators and a gas detector.

 

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019

A 2-year-old boy was killed Thursday night after being struck by his father's vehicle. The child, identified as Carter Cook, was struck in a residential driveway along Les Williams Road in Monroe County by a vehicle driven by his father, Chad Cook. After a call to 911, the child was transported to the Monroe County Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by the Monroe County Coroner.  Officials say Chad Cook was not impaired and no charges are anticipated against him.

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019

E-town Akebono spared from closure

Hundreds of employees of Elizabethtown's Akebono plant are breathing a sigh of relief after it was announced the brake company's Ring Road operation was spared. Akebono is closing two other U. S. plants as part of its business turnaround plan. Elizabethtown employees were told the plant would remain open at two meetings last week. The U. S. plants closing by March 2021 because of "the reduction of sales" are in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Columbia, South Carolina, according to a 12-page company document. All international closings are expected to be completed by March 2022. According to the documents, Akebono will "conduct exhaustive measures to improve productivity, rationalize operations of plants, and reduce selling general and administrative expenses" in its remaining U. S. plants in Elizabethtown and Glasgow.

 

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Hodgenville girl dies after bicycle crash

A 9 year-old Hodgenville girl was killed in a bicycle accident on her ninth birthday. According to the Larue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Charlene Sipes was riding her bike near her home Tuesday when she hit a curb and wrecked her bike.  Investigators said when she fell, the handlebar lever impaled her neck, severing an artery. She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been offering grief counseling for Charlene's classmates. 

 

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Complaint leads to woman's arrest

A complaint in Hart County has led to an arrest. The Munfordville Police Department and Hart County Sheriff’s Department responded to 175 Woods Road in Munfordville Wednesday where they contacted 37-year-old Frances Tyler and found she had warrants out of Hardin County on narcotic related charges. Tyler was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than two grams of methamphetamine; first degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense (methamphetamine); and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Canmer man dies in ATV crash

On Thursday at 3:38 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a single vehicle ATV collision that had occurred in Hart County. Troopers responded to the scene of the collision located near the 5600 block of North Jackson Highway (US 31E) in the Canmer community.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that Larry C. Rogers (77) of Canmer, was operating a 1995 Polaris ATV southbound on North Jackson Highway. Rogers lost control of his vehicle, causing it to exit off the southbound shoulder of the roadway prior to striking a tree. Rogers was transported from the scene by Hart County EMS to the Medical Center at Caverna. Larry C. Rogers succumbed to his injuries at the Medical Center at Caverna at approximately 5:00 PM. He was pronounced deceased by the Hart County Coroner's Office.  The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Michael Murray. He was assisted by Linwood Fire Department, Hardyville Fire Department, Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner’s Office and the Hart County Sheriff’s Department. No other details are available for release at this time.

 

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Allen County murder investigation arrests

Arrests have been made in Allen County murder investigation. On Wednesday, Kentucky State Police Post 3 detectives obtained arrest warrants for Sevonte Sumpter-Bay, 20, of Brownsburg, Indiana, in connection with the May 7th, 2019 murder of Justin Wix in Allen County. Sumpter-Bay and Lucas, along with a juvenile male were taken into custody in Indiana in connection to the murder of Justin Wix. The charges include: murder and robbery 1st degree. All are awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

 

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Bowling Green man charged with burglary

The Warren County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at 1306 McTavish Way in Bowling Green. When Deputies arrived, they observed a male suspect, later identified as 19 year-old Dalanie Bradley, of Bowling Green, attempting to leave the scene. During the investigation, it was determined that Bradley unlawfully entered the residence. The suspect was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on charges of burglary 2nd degree, criminal trespass, 1st degree and criminal mischief, 2nd degree. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

 

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday, September 19th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office.

 

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Glasgow woman facing wanton endangerment

A Glasgow woman is facing wanton endangerment charges after a child was found running in the roadway. Glasgow Police Department responded Thursday to Leslie Avenue after receiving a call that a child was in the roadway. 56 year-old Marilyn W. Mitchell said she left the child with another juvenile while she went to pickup another child.  Mitchell was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. She was released Friday on bond from the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Woman found in trunk investigation

No criminal charges have been filed at this time concerning a woman found in the trunk of a car. Bowling Green Police say video has been uncovered in the neighborhood of Eric Avenue and Potter Avenue, which shows a female climbing into the trunk of a car early Tuesday morning. The owner of the car had stopped for gas and found the female in the trunk. The female fled but was located later by Millersville Police. The female in the trunk was taken to the hospital. An investigation into the incident is continuing.

 

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Big Clifty man facing felony charges

29 year-old Corey Portman has been charged with kidnapping his ex-wife Tuesday night from an Eastview home, striking her with a rifle and threatening to kill her. According to an arrest citation, Portman arrived at his mother’s home where his ex-wife and two children were staying. Portman had a crowbar and rifle with him.  Officials were informed that he began beating on a bedroom door where his ex-wife and children were, pushing a rifle into her stomach, threatening her life. At some point, shots were fired outside the home where Portman forced his ex-wife into her rental car. Portman was arrested by Kentucky State Police Wednesday morning in the driveway of the Eastview home. A rifle was found in the back of the vehicle.  Portman is charged with kidnapping of an adult and first-degree assault — domestic violence, Class A felonies punishable by 20 to 50 years or life in prison and endangering the welfare of a child.  All of the charges are elevated one level due to Portman reportedly being in possession of a firearm.  Portman was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Three other counties issue burn bans

Three neighboring counties have joined Barren County in issuing a ban on open burning.  Officials with Monroe and Allen counties issued their burn bans on Tuesday.  Metcalfe County issued a burn ban on Wednesday. All burn bans in Allen, Barren, Metcalfe and Monroe counties are in effect until further notice.

 

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Two Vehicle Fatal Collision in Nelson County

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision in Nelson Co. Wednesday morning. On September 18, 2019 at approximately 7:40 A.M. ET, KSP Post 4 received a call from Nelson County Dispatch of a two vehicle collision near 6150 New Shepherdsville Road (also known as KY 245) in Nelson County. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 Nissan passenger car operated by George Froehlich, 77, of Cox's Creek, was attempting to exit the Five Star Food Mart lot turning left on to southbound New Shepherdsville Road when he entered the path of a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 work van operated by Christopher Sympson, 29, of Bardstown. Frehlich was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the Nelson County Coroner’s office. Sympson was transported by private means to a medical care facility for non-life threatening injuries. KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Fire Department. The collision is under investigation by Detective/Reconstructionist Bryan Washer.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Area high school football action Friday night

Caverna will be on the road taking on Todd County at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Glasgow at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 for the pregame show with Gary Gardner Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, September 20th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults age 60 and over is available if you qualify.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Show proof of income for all members of your household.

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

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

E-town woman beats man with bat

A 27 year-old Elizabethtown woman was arrested early Tuesday morning by Radcliff Police after reportedly striking a former boyfriend with a baseball bat. 27 year-old Dani Klette is charged with second-degree domestic assault. According to a citation, the assault occurred after she drove Monday night to a Radcliff residence to pickup up property. Klette is said to have exited her vehicle and an altercation began. The citation said she reached into a bag in her vehicle and pulled out a baseball bat and struck the man in the head, knocking him to the ground. She reportedly continued to hit the man in the back of the head with the bat while he was on the ground. Klette was released Tuesday afternoon on a $10,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear October 4th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Female found in woman's trunk

Bowling Green Police say they're investigating the case of a female found in a woman's trunk. A Bowling Green woman had been traveling south from town on Tuesday when she stopped for gas. It was there that she located a female in her trunk. The female ran from the scene and was located by Millersville Police officers in the area. Police say they have processed the car. Detectives are working to determine why the female had been in the trunk.

 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Cecilia man charged with child sexual abuse

A Cecilia man under investigation for reportedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5 year-old boy, was arrested Thursday night when he went to the child's home to apologize for his actions. 46 year-old Roy Thomas Skees was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's deputies and charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a person younger than 12 and cited for trespassing. According to the citation, Skees had denied earlier in the day to authorities any sexual contact with the child. He had been given multiple warnings by deputies to stay away from the child's residence. Skees is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond or $20,000 property bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

House fire in Barren County

A Barren County home is a total loss after a house fire Tuesday. Firefighters with the Hiseville, East Barren and Cave City Volunteer fire departments and the Glasgow Fire department responded to 258 Whitney Woods Road around noon Tuesday. Two adult residents who were sisters, managed to escape from the home with the help of neighbors.  Several oxygen tanks were believed to be in the house and firefighters also received reports of one or more explosions. Both women were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Glasgow-Barren County Emergency Management, Barren-Metcalfe County Emergency Medical Services and the Barren County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Long term lane closure for 31-W in Bowling Green

A major facility project by Bowling Green Municipal Utilities will create a long-term lane closure on the U.S. 31-W Bypass in Bowling Green beginning Sept. 23rd. The lane closure will be between Park Street and State Street. The closure is expected to last up to 60 days and will take place in the right northbound lane. Motorists should be prepared for extra congestion and slow moving traffic especially during peak travel times.

 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Franklin man indicted for murder

A Franklin man has been indicted for murder by the Simpson County Grand Jury. Samuel Allen was originally charged with first degree manslaughter after a shooting at 513 Brevard Street that killed Tifton Gable back on August 5th. Gamble died of multiple gunshot wounds. On August 6th, Franklin Police Department Lieutenant Dale Adams said the reason why Allen was not charged with murder was because of intent, and at the time, the police department did not believe Allen intended to kill Gable prior to the incident. Allen is being held on a $500,000 cash bond.


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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET TUESDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG NICHOLS, PASTOR OF HISEVILLE
BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY SHERIFF JEFF WILSON, ROAD SUPERVISOR BRIAN WEBER, MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR  CHRIS GARMAN, PLANNING & ZONING SUPERVISOR GREG NICHOLS AND OCCUPATIONAL TAX ADMINISTRATOR TAMMY BRANSTETTER.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS TOTAL OF 223 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED 2ND READING OF CLARIFICATION OF LENGTH OF LIN VIEW DRIVE, 2ND READING BUDGET AMENDMENT#1, ACCEPT BID OF $6,012.24 FOR CHEVY TAHOE FROM GERALD COX, BUDGET TRANSFER #4, ACKNOWLEDGE OF LINWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT, RIGHT OF WAY TO GREEN RIVER VALLEY WATER DISTRICT FOR QUARRY ROAD AND TERRY BASTIN ROAD, 3 YEAR LEASE WITH PAUL YODER FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2440 WHICKERVILLE ROAD, 1ST READING OF ORDINANCE FOR 911 SERVICES FOR $3.00 PER WATER METER, APPOINTED BRIAN WEBER AS ROAD SUPERVISOR UNTIL DECEMBER 21ST, 2021, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUESTS. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURT ROOM.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Burn Ban in effect for Barren County

An open burn ban is in effect immediately until further notice in Barren County.  Barren County Judge/Executive Michael Hale signed the executive order that states no person shall light or maintain an open fire at any location in Barren County while the ban is in effect. Any person violating this ban, shall be subject to fines and penalties.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Friday night high school football scores

In Friday night's area high school football action: Hart County defeated Butler 47 to 34 and Breckinridge County 48 to Caverna 6. In other scores, Barren County over Monroe 52 to 6, Glasgow defeated Allen County 50 to 6, Adair County over Metcalfe 24 to 20, Taylor County defeated Green County 45 to 8, Larue County over Campbellsville 36 to 35 and Hancock County defeated Edmonson County 36 to 27.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Horse Cave Heritage Festival

Horse Cave Heritage Festival will be held in downtown Horse Cave Friday and Saturday, September 20th & 21st. There will be 3 stages of music, including: country rock, folk, gospel, bluegrass and more. The Caverna Football team will be hosting a Cornhole Tournament fundraiser. The Lions Club will hold their annual Pancake breakfast at the Thomas House. There will be an antique car, muscle, truck and bike show, children's activities, country ham raffle and more.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, September 20th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults age 60 and over is available if you qualify.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Show proof of income for all members of your household.

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

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 16th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Tuesday, September 17th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving right of way easement on Quarry Road and Terry Bastin Road with the Green River Valley Water District, approve Caverna and Hart County Highs Schools tax rates, and approve to cancel October 3rd Fiscal Court meeting.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Metcalfe County man charged with DUI

A Metcalfe County man was charged with DUI Sunday morning. Metcalfe County Police say Michael Haddix was driving at excessive speeds when he lost control of his vehicle, striking a road sign then traveling through two fence rows before finally hitting a storm cellar. Haddix was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Haddix's charges include: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense, failure to produce insurance card and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation. Haddix was taken to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for non-compliance

A Glasgow woman was found to not have complied with state sex offender registration after Glasgow Police pulled her over last week for a traffic stop along Veterans Outer Loop. 28 year-old Jodi Marie Akers was arrested and charged with failure of non-owner/operator to maintain required insurance (fist offense) and failure to comply with sex offender registration. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, where she is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Police officers are needed in area cities

The City of Tompkinsville is continuing their search for police officers. The city lost seven full-time police officers in August when they submitted letters of resignation with the Tompkinsville Police Department. Their resignation left the city with three certified police officers and two new hires. The city would like to have at least eight police officers. Tompkinsville is not the only city that has lost police officers. Cave City also has also lost police officers and now has seven.  Cave City Police Chief Darrell Butler informed the council during a meeting last week that the city will lose two more officers. On Monday, one applicant, Jeff Childress, was hired

for a position with the Cave City Police Department. The department will still be short three officers.

 

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Three people have been arrested in Metcalfe County

A deputy with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was attempting to serve an arrest warrant Friday night on 40 year-old Marty D. McCoy at a residence on Nobob Summer Shade Road. Upon arrival, contact was made with 25 year-old Richard A. Hubert, Jr. and 42 year-old Anita Houchens. Both refused to cooperate and McCoy was later found hiding inside the home. McCoy was arrested on charges including: Contempt to court libel/slander resistance to order and non payment of court costs of fees.  Richard A. Hubert Jr. and Anita Houchens were both charged with Hindering Prosecution of Apprehension, 2nd degree.

 

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Friday, September 13th, 2019

Clerk's Office closed Saturday

Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed through Monday, September 16th, due to Civil War Days. The office will re-open Monday at 8:00 a.m. for business as usual.

 

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Friday, September 13th, 2019

Grants awarded to Barren County Fire Departments

Fire Departments in Barren County have been awarded three grants. U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is awarding $240,000 to the Hiseville Fire Department for a new fire truck, the Glasgow Fire Department will receive $77,142 for a new ventilation system and the $29,857 has been awarded to the Temple Hill Volunteer Fire Department to purchase three automated external defibrillators and other tools.  HVFD also received a Kentucky Division of Forestry grant recently for up to $2500 and the department will have to match that amount. That money is to be used for new chainsaws and safety equipment for removing downed trees.

 

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Friday, September 13th, 2019

Sitel closing at Glasgow location

Sitel has announced that it will close the Glasgow operations facility next year. The call center notified employees Wednesday. A statement released Thursday afternoon by Rebecca Sanders, Director of Global Communications, cited business changes as the reason for the closure, but noted that over 100 employees have already transitioned to a work from home model. "Due to recent business changes, Sitel Group has made the difficult decision to cease operations at it's Glasgow, Kentucky, location with the last day of operations being January 12, 2020. Sitel is headquartered in Miami, Florida, with locations all over the world.

 

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Friday, September 13th, 2019

Illinois couple captured in Edmonson County

Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the Moutardier Campground at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a suspicious vehicle. They found 19 year-old Destiny Budd and 39 year-old Anthony Littlejohn in a stolen pickup. Police say a search revealed suspected meth and drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving officer false I-D information among other charges. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Caneyville man arrested for trafficking marijuana

A Grayson County man has been arrested for growing and trafficking large amounts of marijuana. On Tuesday, September 3rd, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Grayson County Sheriff's Office and Leitchfield Police Department searched a home on the 2300 block of Morgantown Road. A search warrant had been obtained after several months of investigating illegal drug activity at the location. Deputies and detectives seized several pounds of marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash and a number of firearms. A Caneyville man, Thomas Scott, was arrested at the scene. Scott was charges with acquiring property/enterprise from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking marijuana, cultivating the platn and possession of the drug. Scott was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

FRECC donates to BackPack Program

Farmers RECC recently donated $2,000 to the Hart County School BackPack Program. The program was organized by Feeding America, and helps children get nutritious, easty-to-prepare food on the weekends and 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. Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year.

 

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Stabbing investigation underway in Scottsville

Police say the stabbing occurred Tuesday morning around 4:30 a.m.  One person was taken to the Norton Children's Hospital with non life threatening injuries.  Police say all those involved are juveniles.

 

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Train and van collision in Bowling Green

A train and van has collided in Bowling Green. Bowling Green Police say a train traveling north struck an eastbound vehicle Tuesday morning on Tobacco Road, just off Louisville Road. The driver of the van was flown to a Nashville hospital. An investigation is being conducted by CSX.

 

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Cave City man arrested on drug charges

Officers with the Glasgow Police Department discovered an illegally parked vehicle on Hillcrest Street Monday.  54 year-old Flava Poore, of Cave City, was inside the vehicle and a methamphetamine pipe was found in his pocket. Poore was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, 2 grams or greater of methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of conditions release.

Poore was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Three Florida residents arrested after police chase

Three Florida residents have been arrested after a police chase in Elizabethtown. A high-speed chase began after KSP troopers attempted to pull over a Chevy Malibu, being driven by 50 year-old Jerome Chubb, of Tampa, near the 91 mile marker on I-65 in Elizabethtown. Chubb sped away on a 31-mile chase, ending in Bullitt County near mile marker 120. Chubb is charged with five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; one count of first-degree wanton endangerment; and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and first-degree possession of cocaine. He is also charged with speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree criminal mischief for reportedly causing damage to a trooper’s vehicle.  36 year-old Omar Hillman, of Lake Placid, was charged with first-degree possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and third-degree assault on a police or probation officer. And 31 year-old Kelly King, of Bradenton, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  All three men were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention all members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. Ballots have been mailed for the Trustee Election in District II (Canmer & Horse Cave exchanges) and in District VI (Fountain Run, Gamaliel & Lucas). All ballots must be signed by member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than September 20th, 2019. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, please call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Bowling Green man steals wallet

Bowling Green Police were called to New Beginnings Christian Ministries on Stubbins Street Sunday. According to an arrest citation, police were told a pastor and his wife had been serving the homeless breakfast before their service. During that time, a man was said to have walked into the church and stole the wallet belonging to the pastor's wife. The theft was caught on the church's surveillance system. The suspect was identified as 25 year-old Bradley Hildabrand. Police found Hildabrand, who was believed to be under the influence of spice. He admitted to the theft and was arrested and charged with purse snatching and public intoxication of a controlled substance. Hildabrand was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Two women arrested for meth possession

Glasgow Police arrested two women Sunday after conducting a traffic stop on Lohden Road. According to a Glasgow Police Department news release, officers searched the vehicle and found a glass pipe and methamphetamine. 29 year-old Amber D. Poteet, of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second offense), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and tampering with physical evidence. 26 year-old Savannah L. Holley, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Three people arrested on drug charges in Glasgow

Three people were arrested Friday after Glasgow Police attempted to serve an active arrest warrant at a residence on Shalimar Drive.  After a search of the residence, various drug paraphernalia was found.  45 year-old Terrance Murphy and 39 year-old Crystal Crockett, both of Glasgow, were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of a synthetic drug (first offense), illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. 23 year-old Robin Fleming, also of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Crockett is being held on $1,005 cash bond, as well as a $2,500 cash bond. Murphy and Fleming have since been released on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

 

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Numerous drug arrests in Hart County

Between Thursday, September 5th, and Saturday, September 7th, the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Kentucky State Police and Munfordville Police Department conducted an operation to curb narcotics possession and trafficking within the county by executing numerous warrants on individuals believed to be in the narcotics trade. Those arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail include:

42 year-old Joseph Salle, of Upton, for possession of a controlled substance-1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and possession of burglary tools.

34 year-old James Butler, of Linwood, for possession of a controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

66 year-old Darrell Logsdon, of Munfordville, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (> or = 2 gms methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.) - 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

41 year-old Darron Harris, of Magnolia, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - (>2 gms methamphetamine).

28 year-old Nathaniel Thompson, of Magnolia, for outstanding warrants that include: failure to appear, speeding 12 mph over the limit, operating on a suspended/revoked license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravating circumstances) 34d offense.

29 year-old Bradley Riggs, of Bonnieville, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (> or = 2 gms methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance-1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).

40 year-old Martin Detweiller, of Cub Run, for reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance-1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).

44 year-old Mark Bruton, of Munfordville, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, possession of synthetic drugs-1st offense, possession of marijuana, illegal possession of a legend drug and prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense.

32 year-old Terry Hunt, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance-1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (> 2 gms methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.

30 year-old Anthony Williams, of Munfordville, for fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (on foot), assault 3rd degree-police officer and resisting arrest.

And 44 year-old Steven Price, of Bonnieville, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), resisting arrest, promoting contraband, 1st degree and promoting contraband, 2nd degree.

Besides those already arrested, the Hart County Grand Jury returned several more recent indictments. They include:

36 year-old Georgia Thompson for possession of a controlled substance, operating on a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure to produce an insurance card.

36 year-old Tara Jankowiz for trafficking in a controlled substance.

40 year-old John Jankowiz for trafficking in a controlled substance.

38 year-old James Meredith for trafficking in a controlled substance.

38 year-old Melissa Richardson for theft of identity of another without consent and theft by unlawful taking.

38 year-old Allen Henderson for flagrant non-support.

38 year-old Adam Locke for flagrant non-support.

33 year-old Amilla Thompson for trafficking in a controlled substance.

34 year-old Brandon Bryant for trafficking in a controlled substance.

36 year-old Derrick Ellett for flagrant non-support and

27 year-old Mandy Wyatt for flagrant non-support.

 

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Edmonton man arrested for child abuse

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says 43 year-old Bruce C. Willis, II, has been arrested for child abuse. Deputy Mike Burton says a male juvenile was assaulted by Willis last week on Columbia Road about two miles east of Edmonton. Burton arrested Willis on Thursday at his home. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Three arrrests in logging equipment theft

Deputy Mike Burton was dispatched to Woods Road in the Knob Lick community of Metcalfe County in reference to a theft complaint Monday, August 12th. A representative of A&G Tree Services reported the theft of some logging equipment from a job site at that location. The equipment was valued at approximately $9,000. Through an investigation, Deputy Burton was able to develop suspect(s) in the theft. While conducting the investigation on August 13th and attempting to locate suspects, Deputies Mike Buton, Jarrod Steele and Sheriff Lonnie Hodges were able to locate Mitchell D. Cross and Randy T. Stephens after separate foot and vehicle pursuits. These events resulted in their arrests. On August 21st, Deputies Steele and Burton were able to recover all the stolen property for A&G Tree Services. Deputy Burton continued to develop leads in the investigation. On September 5th, Deputy Burton's investigation led to an arrest warrant for Adam D. Milton related to the theft of the equipment. milton was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Additional arrests are anticipated in the future as this investigation continues. Mitchell Cross was charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle) and fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot). Randy Stephens was charged with fleeing or evading the police, 2nd degree (on foot) and Adam D. Milton was charged with receiving stolen property, under $10,000. All three were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session Monday night, September 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include: part time hire and motor vehicle and watercraft tax.

 

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

In last Friday night area high school football action:

Hart County defeated Green County 50 to 22. Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Butler County Friday night with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Studio 101 - WLOC.

Berea defeated Caverna Saturday with a final score of 44 to 21.

 

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Horse Cave man threatens neighbor

A Horse Cave man is accused of threatening to kill his neighbor and responding Hart County Sheriff's Office deputy. 54 year-old Jon McGavic was charged early Friday morning with three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and one count each of alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest and intimidating a witness in the legal process. Deputies were called to 406 College Street in Horse Cave where a man said his neighbor was threatening to kill him. When the first responding deputy arrived, McGavic would not come out of his home. The deputy moved his car to conceal it, at which time McGavic came out of the home and threatened to kill the neighbor, according to McGavic's arrest citation. The deputy called for back up and said McGavic went back and forth from talking reasonably to balling his fist as though he was preparing to fight deputies. As they tried to take him into custody, deputies said he jerked away from them and he threatened to kill one of the deputies. McGavic was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 6th, 2019

Area high school football action

Hart County Raiders will be on the road Friday night taking on Green County at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show.

Caverna Colonels will travel to Berea Saturday with kick-off time at 1:00 p.m.

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Friday, September 6th, 2019

Alvaton man killed in motorcycle crash

A 70 year-old Alvaton man has died after a motorcycle accident. The Logan County Sheriff's Office says around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, 21 year-old Xavier Posey turned his Chevy Equinox onto Hwy. 68-80 at the West Auburn exit into the path of William Moody's motorcycle. Moody struck the driver's door on the Chevy and was thrown from the bike. He died in the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Posey refused EMS transport. His passenger, 20 year-old Shannon Bryant, was not injured. The accident remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, September 6th, 2019

Parking lot incident leads to arrest

A Vine Grove man has been arrested on wanton endangerment charges. The incident occurred at the Aldi parking lot Wednesday afternoon.  According to an arrest citation, 60 year-old Michael J. Mahar was involved

in an argument over a parking spot, when he pulled out out a knife and threatened another person.  He then allegedly concealed the knife in his wife’s purse and admitted to stabbing the front window of the other person’s car and cutting the driver’s side of the convertible top. Mahar is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree criminal mischief, Mahar, was arrested by Radcliff police.  And, lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. 

 

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Friday, September 6th, 2019

Four people arrested on drug charges in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Bryan Street in reference to a drug complaint. After a search of the residence, methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana were found Robert Fields, Austin Pedigo, Dalton Busey, and Charles Busey were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of synthetic drugs, and drug paraphernalia. All four were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 6th, 2019

Discretionary review denied in lawsuit

A Discretionary review has been denied in a wrongful termination lawsuit involving the Glasgow Police Department. The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to conduct a discretionary review of an appellate decision regarding a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former public affairs officer for the Glasgow Police Department.  Julie Anne Williams, who died Feb. 28th, claimed that the city violated the Kentucky Civil Rights Act by taking retaliatory and discriminatory actions against her for her assistance in an investigation and that the city had violated public policy. Williams had sued the city after Chief Guy Howie fired her January 5th, 2016.

 

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Love triangle murder case heads to trial

A murder case described by police as a love triangle gone wrong, goes to trial next month in Hardin Circuit Court. 51 year-old Lisa Renee Harvey, of Elizabethtown, and 44 year-old Rick Aaron Fisher, of Louisville, are charged in the June 2018 beating death of 58 year-old Andrew Folena. Foleana, a native of River Grove, Illinois, was found June 9th in a shallow grave off Ring Road along Ralph Franklin Road. Authorities said Folena had been dead a few days when his body was recovered beneath a few inches of dirt not far from a home he rented. Harvey and Fisher are going to trial together and could face life in prison, if convicted. According to arrest citations, Harvey reportedly was Folena's fiancee, while Fisher is her boyfriend. Harvey and Folena lived in the home. Authorities received an anonymous tip June 9th in a 911 call about a possible homicide on Ralph Franklin Road. When Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies and Elizabethtown Police Department officers arrived at the home at 6:14 p.m. that day, they found Harvey and Fisher at the residence. Fisher was "sweating heavily" coming from a wooded area by a barn near the home where Folena's body later was found. According to an autopsy at the state medical examiner's office in Louisville, Folena died from blunt force trauma to multiple areas of his body. Harvey and Fisher have been held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center since their arrests on June 10, 2018.  Jury selection begins October 14th.

 

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Columbia man arrested for drugs

A Columbia man has been arrested on drug charges.  Kentucky State Police performed a traffic stop Tuesday on a 1995 Ford Ranger for a traffic violation on the Cumberland Parkway in Columbia. The driver of the truck gave consent to search the vehicle, which led to his arrest. Donovan Morton of Columbia, was charged with improper equipment, no operator license, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree. Morton was transported to the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Traffic stop in Glasgow leads to three drug arrests

According to Glasgow Police, the traffic stop was conducted on North Lewis Street. Jason Bothe, of Rocky Hill, was operating a vehicle when police determined that his license was suspended.  After a search of the vehicle, a handgun, along with methamphetamine and marijuana was found. Bothe was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked license; possession of marijuana; first degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense – drug unspecified; first degree promoting contraband; tampering with physical evidence; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Two passengers were also arrested.  Charlene G. Graves, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense – drug unspecified; and possession of firearm by convicted felon. Bonnie H. Moore, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense (methamphetamine); and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention all members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. Ballots will be mailed for the Trustee Election in District II (Canmer & Horse Cave exchanges) and in District VI (Fountain Run, Gamaliel & Lucas) on Tuesday, September 10th. All ballots must be signed by member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than September 20th, 2019. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, please call 270-651-2163.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Woman charged with damaging headstones

A 63 year-old Edmonton woman was arrested Friday after police say she drove a vehicle across several graves at a local cemetery, damaging headstones and causing damage to the property. According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, 63 year-old Pamela L. Stearns was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and violating graves. Deputy Burton was called on August 18th to Missionary Mound Cemetery in the Goodluck community of Metcalfe County in reference to several headstones being vandalized. According to the news release, Burton found several headstones that had been forcefully removed from their bases. Evidence gathered at the scene led authorities to believe someone drove a vehicle across several graves. On August 23rd, Sheriff Lonnie Hodges and Deputy Logan Richardson located the vehicle believed to be used in the crime after receiving an anonymous tip. Based on information gathered during the investigation, Stearns was arrested Friday and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on multiple charges

A 35 year-old Glasgow woman was arrested on multiple charges Saturday following a traffic stop by Glasgow Police in reference to a shoplifter that had left Wal-mart along Happy Valley Road. During the traffic stop, Glasgow Police Officer Andrew Moore recovered all of the items that were allegedly stolen from Wal-mart that were inside a vehicle driven by 35 year-old Jessicka R. Birge. Moore also found methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Birge was charged with not having registration plates, no registration receipt, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, giving police officer false identifying information, theft by unlawful taking and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine). Birge was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Edmonson County teens face drug charges

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has arrested two teens after finding a backpack with drugs. Last Friday evening, deputies responded to a trespassing complaint in Brownsville on Grassland Road. Authorities say a 17 year-old from Smiths Grove, along with 18 year-old Jagger Keith Filback, had a black backpack when first seen. They were asked to leave, but deputies say a backpack fitting the same description of the earlier bag was discovered by the homeowner inside the residence. Deputies found suspected meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The juvenile and Filback were questioned in regards to the backpack. Both were charged with possession of meth, tampering with physical evidence, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession. Filback was also charged with unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal controlled substance, under 18 years of age).

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Beef recall by USDA Food Safety

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced the recall of approximately 24,428 pounds of raw beef products. The government agency deemed the recall raw beef products by American Beef Packers, Inc., of “unfit for human consumption” after a sample was taken from a carcass that had been set aside by the USDA for testing. The beef was further processed and distributed among the meat products before the test results came back. The products, which included boneless beef, ribeye, sirloins and tenderloins, were produced and packaged by the Chino, Calif., based company on Aug. 21st and shipped to federal establishments in California and Oregon. It is unclear where they went after that.The beef bears the establishment number EST. 34741 inside the USDA mark of inspection. No sicknesses associated with the product have been reported, however, the  USDA still urges the public to throw away the products or return them to the place of purchase.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Arrest made in shots fired in Glasgow

An arrest has been made in a shots fired incident in Glasgow. The Glasgow Police Department said an altercation took place on Vine Street Monday where several shots were fired from a 9mm handgun, striking a vehicle. Police say Andrew W. Olin, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Possession Of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug

Paraphernalia. No injuries were reported.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Adair County man pleads guilty to child rape and sexual abuse

Kentucky State Police say a Columbia man has been sentenced to 23 1/2 years for four counts of first degree rape and five counts of 1st degree sexual abuse, all involving a child under the age of 12.  36-year-old Joshua Gayde pleaded guilty in Adair Circuit Court on Tuesday, August 27th.  Police say the crimes were committed in June this year.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Three people injured in Grayson County crash

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision Saturday afternoon on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County. Trooper Brandon Brooks notified KSP Post 4 that he

was in route to assist the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office on a single vehicle collision at the 111 mile marker. The preliminary investigation revealed, 24 year-old Jordan Cates, of Leitchfield, was traveling west on the WK Parkway near the 111 mile marker in a 2000 Ford F250 when the driver’s side front tire blew out. As a result, Cate’s vehicle crossed the median and went airborne before entering the eastbound lanes and striking a guard rail resulting in Jordan Cates being ejected from the vehicle. Cates and a passenger, 18 year-old Ethan Cates, of Leitchfield, were flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for life threatening injuries. A 16 old female passenger was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and later transported to University of Louisville for non-life threatening injuries. An investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Farmers RECC employees deployed in Dorian aftermath

Six linemen with Farmers RECC have been deployed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The linemen left Tuesday morning headed for Hilliard, Georgia, to help restore service in the area in and around Jacksonville, Florida. The six Farmers RECC employees are part of a group of 50 line workers from various electric cooperatives across the state.  Crews with the South Kentucky RECC and Nolin RECC were the first

Kentucky crews to deploy Sunday and Monday. The linemen will remain in Georgia for as long as needed.


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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Area high school football action

Hart County Raiders will be on the road Friday night taking on Green County at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show.

Caverna Colonels will travel to Berea Saturday with kick-off time at 1:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Warren County crash leads to arrest

A one-vehicle crash in Warren County has led to the arrest of a Bowling Green woman.   The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a collision at the intersection of Glen Lily Road and Veterans Memorial where they say a car had run off the road. Authorities learned that the driver was attempting to leave the scene in the car. 43 year-old Katherine Dunn was arrested and charged with multiple drug charges. Dunn was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail. 

 

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Two arrested on drug charges

A Scottsville man and a Glasgow woman have been arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police Department Sgt. Jessie Barton conducted a traffic stop on the Cumberland Parkway Sunday on a vehicle driven by

45 year-old James M. Finn, of Scottsville.  Finn refused to have a search of the vehicle.  K-9 Joe was deployed and gave a positive alert for drugs. Finn and a passenger, 57 year-old Norma J. Wilson, of Glasgow, were arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine, more than 2 grams). Wilson was also charged with possession of marijuana. Finn and Wilson were transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Meade County Deputy Jailer arrested

Kentucky State Police Post 4 was notified Friday night by Breckinridge County Dispatch of a domestic incident and that someone had been shot at 138 Clora Kiper Road in the McDaniels community of Breckinridge County. The preliminary investigation revealed that 29 year-old Nicholas S. Peek, of McDaniels, had shot 41 year-old Michael J. Kunick, of Nicholasville, during a domestic dispute. Kunick was flown to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. Peek was arrested the following day and charged with Assault, 1st degree, and wanton endangerment, 1st degree. Peek was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Post 3 August 2019 Activity

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Commander Captain Tim Adams is reporting the following activity by the Troopers and Detectives for the month of August 2019.

• Citations: 2328

• Speed: 463

• Seatbelt: 162

• DUI Arrest: 30

• Complaints: 1299

• Collisions Investigated: 98

• Criminal Cases Opened: 43

• Criminal Arrest: 621

 

Kentucky State Police Post 3 covers the following counties, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Friday night high school football action

In Friday night high school football action:

Caverna Colonels will entertain Shawnee Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on Monroe County at Barren County in a Bowl Game at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the game starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Columbia Police warn about needles in public

The Columbia Police Department is issuing a warning about needles left in public spaces. In a Facebook post, the police department said an officer and K9 Unit found needles discarded at the roadside park off of Highway 55 South during a training exercise. The post warns civilians not to try discarding the needles on their own, and to instead contact authorities to take care of them.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Child endangerment and drug arrests

Edmonson County Sheriff's deputies went to the 19000 block of Louisville Road Wednesday evening after receiving a report that a toddler was wandering alone in the middle of the road. They were told the child had almost been hit by a vehicle. When deputies arrived, the toddler's mother had already retrieved the child from the driver who had called in the incident. 25 year-old Brittany Decker Houchin, of Rocky Hill, told deputies she was cleaning up a trailer, and had left the child with 57 year-old Sherry Davis, of Rocky Hill. Deputies say the trailer, in actuality a camper, had drug paraphernalia suspected to be used for meth. Davis was found in the home and didn't know where the child had gone. 19 year-old Patrick Flannery, of Rocky Hill, and 22 year-old Jonathan Rogers, of Auburn, were also found on the property. Sherry Davis was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree (drug unspecified), tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor. Brittney Decker Houchin was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Patrick Flannery was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Jonathan Rogers was charged with possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance, 2nd degree (drug unspecified) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.  All four were arrested on the scene and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Munfordville man served outstanding warrants

Deputy Steven Shields responded to 2735 South Dixie Hwy in reference to  a complaint. Prior to arrival, it was confirmed that the suspect living at the address had several warrants of arrest. Upon making contact with 37 year-old Jeremy Lashley, Deputy Shields attempted to place the individual in custody when he resisted and attempted to go back inside the residence. Lashley was eventually subdued and charged with resisting arrest, harboring a vicious animal and assault-3rd degree-police officer. Lashley was also served with three outstanding arrest warrants and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Two juveniles charged in Hart County crimes

The Hart County Sheriff's Department received a complaint Saturday in regards to burglary and criminal mischief in Bonnieville. Friday night, multiple outbuildings were burglarized and multiple buildings, vehicles and street signs were spray painted. After an investigation, two juveniles were found to be involved in the criminal acts. The two are charged with multiple crimes and names are being withheld due to the age of the suspects.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Review date set in Hart County involving murder trial

A review date has been set in the Albert Stephen's murder trial. According to the Hart County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, September 17th at 9:30 a.m. has been set for the review of the case.  At that time, the judge could possibly set a trial date. Stephens, of Glasgow, is accused in the murder of Cave City businessman Chris Holder. Stephen's shot Holder near Hardyville in November 2016. Holder died from his injuries in May 2017. Stephen's charges were changed to murder.

 

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Woman throws combat knife at boyfriend

A woman has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment in Hardin County. According to an arrest citation, 26 year-old Jasmine Robertson had been previously charged with fourth-degree assault on the same man and had been ordered to have no contact with him.  The recent attack was reported Thursday morning around 3:10 a.m. in Vine Grove.  Robertson allegedly threw the knife narrowly missing her boyfriend's head and later ripping off part of the man's beard.  She also is charged with misdemeanor dating violence assault, violation of conditions of release and third-degree terroristic threatening. She was arrested at 7:13 a.m. after going to Radcliff Police Department seeking an escort back to her Vine Grove home.  Robertson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Glasgow man charged with rape of minor

A 65 year-old Glasgow man has been charged with the rape of a minor. Barren County Sheriff's Detective Adam Bow arrested Billy Ray Goode, of Glasgow Tuesday afternoon. Goode was charged with Rape, 1st degree - victim under 12 years of age, Sodomy, 1st degree - victim under 12 years of age., Incest victim under 12 years of age. The arrest follows an investigation of a complaint that Detective Bow had received that Goode had sexually assaulted a family member that is under the age of 12 years old. Billy Ray Goode was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Principal arrested for child pornography

Kentucky State Police say a vocational school principal has been arrested on 30 counts of child pornography. State Police report 54 year-old Phillip Todd Wilson was arrested Tuesday and charged with 15 counts of distributing child porn and 15 counts of possessing child porn. A news release from Kentucky State police says they received a complaint from someone at the high school. Wilson is the principal at Clark County Area Technology Center, which offers high school vocational courses. The center is a part of George Rogers High School campus in Winchester near Lexington.

 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Franklin Police seek wanted fugitive

Franklin Police is requesting the public's help in locating a fugitive. According to a report, Franklin Police Department was dispatched to a Walmart in response to a suspicious person who may be on drugs. Officials say when they arrived, they made contact with a male in a silver Toyota Camry. Police say the male gave them a false name during the interview. Officials order the man to step out of the vehicle, but the male quickly fled in the vehicle. Authorities say that as he fled, he jumped a curb and hit an officer causing him a minor injury. Police pursued the vehicle into Allen County and then ended the pursuit when innocent oncoming drivers became endangered. officials have identified the male suspect as 45 year-old Kevin Allen who is already a wanted fugitive, who drives a silver 2011 Toyota Camry with Kentucky license plate 873-LPA. Allen is described as a white male who stands 5'9", weighs 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. The officer injured was treated at the Franklin Medical Center and later released for minor injuries. Anyone with information on Allen's whereabouts, is asked to contact the Franklin Police Department at 270-586-8819.

 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Transportation employee fatally injured in Taylor County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has confirmed the death of a longtime employee. A sheriff's Office investigation indicated that 44 year-old Keith Jewell was killed Friday when he was hit by a contractor's truck on Ky 70 near the Mannsville community in Taylor County. Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas said in a news release that Jewell had nearly 20 years of service. And recently worked as a highway technician. 

 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Drug trafficking arrest in Warren County

A Warren County man has been arrested for drug trafficking.  According to an arrest citation, Bowling Green Police responded to an apartment on Rock Creek Road Monday night in response to a drug tip.  After obtaining consent to search the premises, David Lochner was arrested on a variety of drug charges, including trafficking and possession of a loaded handgun. Lochner was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Drug arrest made in Metcalfe County

A drug arrest was made in Metcalfe County Sunday.  Metcalfe County Sheriff's Deputy Jarrod Steele was patrolling Ky. 1243 near Edmonton when he noticed a car partially stopped in the roadway. The deputy found 63 grams of processed marijuana and possible methamphetamine inside the vehicle being operated by 28 year-old James A. Brown.  He was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Brown was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, where he was released Monday after posting bond.

 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Closings in observance of Labor Day

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Saturday, August 31st, and Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  Also, all local, federal and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Post offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail.

 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Metcalfe County Sheriff will be write-in candidate

Metcalfe County Sheriff Lonnie Hodges has decided to seek election to the office in November as a write-in candidate. Hodges filed the paperwork August 21st to be on the November ballot. Hodges is currently filling

a vacancy left by the death of former Metcalfe County Sheriff Ricky Brooks and will serve as sheriff until November. During an emergency meeting August 6th, the Metcalfe County Republican Committee nominated

Charles Costello to be their candidate for the sheriff's position. Several members said they knew nothing of the decision.  Others who have filed as write-in candidates include: Josh Neal, Scotty Posey, Chris Turner, Dalton Bragg and Lacey Cox. The winner of the November general election will become sheriff.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Arson investigation by Glasgow Police

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating an arson. The incident happened on McKenna Street just after midnight on August 25th. Officials said the home did not have running gas or electricity. Glasgow Police Department encourages anyone with information about the arson, to call 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Woman abandons children at Wal-Mart

Authorities in Columbia have arrested a woman they say abandoned her two children and four others inside a Walmart. A Columbia Police Facebook post says 34 year-old Amand Jardinez was charged Saturday with six counts of abandoning a minor and wanton endangerment. Police say Jardinez took six children to a Walmart on Friday and told them to find a worker, while she attempted to retrieve a MoneyGram transfer. The post says she left the store without the children and when they tried to follow her, she told them to go back inside. The children ranged in age 6 to 11 years old. police say Jardinez then fled with James Holovich and his 5-year-old daughter. Jardinez was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail in Columbia.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow woman has been arrested on drug charges. 51 year-old Carla J. Jackson was arrested by Glasgow Police after officers responded to a residence along North Franklin Street in reference to a drug complaint. The police officers received consent to search the residence and found methamphetamine and a syringe. Jackson was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

E-town man charged with attempted murder

A 56 year-old Elizabethtown man has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife after a Friday night altercation. According to a citation from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, 56 year-old Ricky Baker allegedly shot at the victim and her vehicle multiple times during an incident that occurred around 9:00 p.m. The citation states the incident occurred during an argument between the couple and Baker allegedly pulled out what the victim believed was a handgun, proceeding to threaten her life while firing the weapon. The victim was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle while the shots were fired. A single bullet was retrieved from the driver's side door during an investigation of the incident. The investigation also revealed Baker is a convicted felon, leading to a charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Baker is currently lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Flea market conflict results in arrest

A 38 year-old Vine Grove man was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment Saturday afternoon after an alleged incident at the Bowling Lanes Flea Market in Elizabethtown. After an arguent, 38 year-old Kenneth Adams allegedly drove his car toward a man at the flea market. The citation said the dispute started after Adams drove erratically into the flea market parking lot, resulting in yelling between him an da merchant. When the merchant told Adams to leave, he allegedly sped away, almost striking a man. When the man's wife approached the vehicle to confront him about his driving, Adams allegedly stepped out of his vehicle wielding a sharp object, threatening to stab both her and her husband. Adams then fled the area on the north end of Elizabethtown. He has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and menacing. Adams was arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

New pretrial conference set in murder case

A new pretrial conference date has been set in a Barren County murder case. After an unsuccessful attempt to reach a plea agreement, the trial for 53 year-old Bobby Conatser has been scheduled for February with a new pretrial conference scheduled for December 2nd in Barren Circuit Court. Conatser is charged in relation to the murder of 40 year-old Kevin M. Miller last summer.  Investigators said that after Miller reportedly tried to break into Conatser's home, Conatser located him down the road from his property on a motorcycle. After words were exchanged, Conatser told investigators he tried to physically strike Miller with a gun when it

discharged. Miller was shot in the back, resulting in a fatal injury.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Stay in Horse Cave Police Federal Court case

All discovery in a federal court case filed by former Horse Cave Police Officer Chris Trulock against the city of Horse Cave and Mayor Randall Curry, has been stayed until the end of the 2019 calendar year, while an ongoing criminal investigation proceeds involving the Horse Cave Police Department.  As part of the criminal investigation, search warrants were executed at the police department March 5th, 2018.  The department was shut down for two days and led to the dismissal of Trulock and former Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry.  Similar orders staying discovery have been filed in other related cases.  A telephonic status conference has been scheduled for September 30th in Trulock's case against the city and Mayor Curry.

 

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Monday, August 26th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

In Friday night area high school football action: Hart County defeated Caverna 44 to 12. Hart County's Julian Barber scored 2 touchdowns, had 8 carries 102 yards, Dustin Butler had 7 carries - 65 yards and 2 touchdowns. Caverna will host Shawnee Friday night and Hart County will play in the Bowl Game at Barren County against Monroe County at 7:00 p.m. WLOC -Studio 101 will be on the air at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Monday, August 26th, 2019

Cave City Police rejoins Barren River DTF

The Cave City Police Department has rejoined the Barren River Drug Task Force. The agency's board of director's met Thursday and unanimously approved the decision. In addition to the Cave City Police Department, the drug task force includes the Barren County Sheriff's Office, the Glasgow Police Department, the Allen County Sheriff's Office, the Scottsville Police Department, the Kentucky State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The Cave City Police Department withdrew from the drug task force in November 2018.

 

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Monday, August 26th, 2019

Two arrested for drug trafficking in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force and United States Postal Service discovered marijuana trafficking activities at a residence on Crewdson Drive belonging to 35 year-old Jerrad E. Derossett and 35 year-old Jamie Derossett. Police seized high concentration THC vapes, pills and drug paraphernalia, along with guns, a Chevy pickup and over $2,000 in cash.  Jarrad and Jamie Derossett were arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, August 26th, 2019

Warren County murder-suicide

Authorities in Warren County have identified two people whose bodies were found in a home Saturday morning. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call concerning a male and female body found at a home on North Hewitt Lane. The bodies were sent to Louisville for an autopsy.   45 year-old Stacy W. Smith allegedly shot his wife 48 year-old Lorie L. Smith in the early morning hours on Friday following a domestic dispute. Police say Smith then shot himself. 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

SCRTC Nominating committee meets

South Central RTC’s Nominating Committee met Thursday August 22, 2019 at its Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in three districts. Nominated in District II (consisting of Horse Cave & Canmer Exchanges) was Billy Smith, Incumbent Trustee and Gada L. Denton.

Nominated in District V (consisting of Glasgow & Temple Hill Exchanges) was Stanley C. Greer, Incumbent Trustee and Jackie L. Perkins.

Nominated in District VI (consisting of Lucas, Fountain Run & Gamaliel Exchanges) was Zack Kender, Incumbent Trustee and Robert Greer.

SCRTC’s Annual Meeting will be held on October 3rd at the Cave City Convention Center where reports will be given by Coop Officials.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Traffic Advisory: I-65 NB & SB in Hardin County

Rolling roadblocks between Sonora and Elizabethtown will be used throughout the day on Sunday, August 25th, to assist with installation of power lines over the interstate on the southern end of the Exit 86 Interchange at Glendale. They may being as early as 6:00 a.m. Each one will last about 15 to 20 minutes and all are expected to be complete by 5:00 p.m. Short delays and traffic congestion will be possible when these occur but alternate routes are not suggested at this time. The Exit 86 ramp onto Southbound I-65 will not be accessible when these rolling roadblocks are in progress.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

DUI driver near miss with school bus

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says they got a call from a witness who said an orange Chevy Camaro almost rear-ended a school bus, while the bus was stopped to pick-up a student in the 4300 block of Veteran's Memorial Highway in Brownsville at 6:45 a.m. Thursday. The witness approached the Camaro and removed the keys. Deputies arrived and placed 38 year-old Denise C. Barnes, of Brownsville, in the back of a police car, where they say she was seen trying to hide suspected Xanax bars in the back seat. Deputies say they also found what they suspected to Gabapentin, Tramadol and Valium. Barnes has been charged with DUI, driving on a suspended DUI, wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Former sheriff receives good tax audit

A Former Hart County Sheriff receives a good tax audit report. Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of former Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley’s Tax Settlement for the period of April 18, 2017 to April 16, 2018. The audit report showed the former sheriff to have collected more than $9.4 million in county, special district, school and state taxes for that time period.  Commissions charged by the former sheriff for collecting those taxes totaled $337,655. At the time the audit was conducted, $9,087,419 in taxes were due and $9,075,980 had been paid. Refunds for the current and prior year were $4,995, taxes due to the special taxing districts amounted to $1,598. The amount due to Hart County Schools was $4,075.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Drug arrest in Metcalfe County

A drug arrest was made Wednesday in Metcalfe County. A Metcalfe County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a home on Tompkinsville Road to assist the Kentucky Division of Protection and Permanency with a home visit. Police say there was a complaint of child endangerment at the home. Several prescription controlled substances were found at the home and were within reach of small children.  39-year-old Brandi Alluis was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified); third degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified); and endangering the welfare of a minor. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and then released Thursday. Alluis is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, August 28th.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Metcalfe County woman facing assault charges

A Metcalfe County woman has been arrested on assault charges. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a business Wednesday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. on Greensburg Road in Edmonton in response to a fight. 52 year-old Diana Perkins had assaulted two people, causing minor injuries and attempted to assault several others. Perkins was arrested and charged with fourth degree assault (minor injury); fourth degree assault (no visible injury); and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GARRY GADDIE, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF GOD'S WAY CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY THE ROAD, PLANNING/ZONING, OCCUPATIONAL TAX, AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.  JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 215 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

THE COURT APPROVED TO AWARD TO WILSON DOZING BIDS TO BUILD 2 BOX CULVERTS ON ROBBING LAND FOR $42,000 AND MAGNOLIA GAS STORAGE ROAD $38,000,   BUDGET TRANSFER #3, BANK TRANSFER #2, TO TAKE BIDS ON  2010 TAHOE, APPROVE TAX RATE FOR COUNTY AT COMPENSATING RATE, AMBULANCE TAX RATE AT COMPENSATING RATE, NO INCREASE FOR LIBRARY, SPEED LIMIT OF 35 MPH FOR ROWLETTS CAVE SPRINGS ROAD, RENAMING AETNA FURNACE ROAD TO MT. ZION CHURCH ROAD, RESOLUTION FOR HART COUNTY INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE TVA FUNDS, JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO END LEASE WITH HART COUNTY EXTENSION DISTRICT FOR OLD FARMERS MARKET LOCATION AND APPROVE NEW LEASE FOR THE MARKET FOR THE NEW LOCATION NEXT TO THE NEW SHERIFF'S OFFICE, APPROVE MAGISTRATES REQUESTS', 1ST READING TO CLARIFY LENGTH OF LINVIEW DRIVE, AND LAND ACQUISITION.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board to be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. The item on the agenda is to set tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Franklin man charged with rape

A Franklin man has been arrested after a rape investigation involving a middle school aged victim. Franklin Police say 10 year-old Winston Bell had sex with the juvenile on the back porch of an unoccupied home on Libert Street late in the 2018/2019 school year. Bell was arrested and charged with second degree rape - no force, and second degree sodomy. He was arrested and lodged in the Simpson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Leitchfield man faces burglary and rape charges

A Leitchfield man has been arrested after he allegedly forced his way into a woman's home Wednesday morning and tried to rape her. Leitchfield Police responded to a home after getting a call of a sexual assault early Wednesday morning. Investigators found that a male had gone to the front door, asking to speak to the woman who lived there. When she told him to leave,  he forced his way inside before telling her he was going to rape her. Police say he then dragged the woman to a bedroom. She fought him and was able to flee and get a neighbor to call for help. Police say the man fled the scene before they arrived, but he has since been arrested. 55 year-old Milton R. (Joey) Higdon, of Leitchfield, was charged with burglary, 1st degree and rape, 1st degree (attempt). Higdon was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Glasgow man seriously injured in crash

A Glasgow man has been seriously injured and another person cited after a two-vehicle crash in Barren County.  According to Glasgow Police, David A. Norris, of Glasgow, was traveling north on Veterans Outer Loop when he attempted to stop at the traffic light at the intersection of West Main Street.  Norris said his brakes failed and he struck a 2004 Chevy Blazer, driven by Raymond Colello, of Glasgow. Colello was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for medical treatment. Norris was transferred by Barren-Metcalfe EMS for injuries he sustained and was cited for failure to maintain required insurance.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Bowling Green woman charged with embezzlement

A Bowling Green woman has been charged with embezzlement. 56 year-old Susan Adkison Sutherland was recently arrested after a financial investigation concerning Eagle Furniture, where she began working in July 2016.

The review found multiple payments were made to an account connected to Sutherland's account between September 2016 until August 2019. Sutherland was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 but less than $1,000,000. She was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail and released on bond. Sutherland is scheduled to appear in court September 4th.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested at jail 

A Glasgow woman has been arrested after police found methamphetamine in her purse.  31 year-old Tiffany M. Houchens was served a bench warrant at her residence Tuesday. Glasgow Police say Houchens told them she did not have anything on her or in her purse. After a search at the Barren County Detention Center, officers found a square black makeup box containing what was determined to be crystal methamphetamine.  Houchens denied ownership of the purse and the drugs. She was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Break-ins at Marina in Edmonson County

Numerous car break-ins have occurred at the Moutardier Marina in Edmonson County. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office is now investigating six separate car break-ins that occurred over the weekend.  A wide range of

hand and power tools were stolen as well as an air compressor and a portable air conditioner. In June, two pull-behind campers, tools and fishing equipment were stolen at the marina. If you have any information on these occurrences, please call Edmonson County Dispatch at 270-597-2729.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Hazardous Household Waste collection Saturday

The City of Glasgow is hosting their seventh Hazardous Household Waste collection and free shredding service event Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Beaver Creek Park. Residents can use the opportunity to dispose of

unwanted grill propane tanks, batteries, florescent bulbs, computer equipment, medical waste, televisions, flammable liquids and paperwork. Items not accepted include: large appliances, latex paints, ammunition, trash, tires or large appliances. Employees will help unload items and sort materials on site for safety regulations.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Caverna Schools prohibit use of tobacco

As defined in KRS 438.305, Caverna Independent Schools strictly prohibits the use of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products and any vapor products. These products are prohibited for ALL person at ALL times on or in ALL Caverna Independent property including: buildings, grounds and vehicles owned/used for school use. All school employees shall enforce this policy.

 

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Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: Acknowledging Hart County Sheriff 2017 Tax Audit, Munfordville Volunteer Department and Hart County Rescue Squad financial reports and the 2018/19 Annual Financial Report from the Hart County Soil Conservation, approve Hart County Fiscal Court Compensating Tax Rates, Hart County Library Tax Rates and Ambulance Service Compensating tax rates, also approve Jailer and Judge/Executive to execute and submit a sealed bid for housing inmates, Judge/Executive to term the current lease with Hart County Extension District Board and approve Judge to sign new lease with Hart County Extension District Board.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Barren County man indicted on felony charges

A 64 year-old Barren County man has been indicted on felony charges. Donnie R. Johnson was indicted by a Barren County Grand Jury for torture of a dog or cat with serious physical injury or death. Johnson is accused after police said he put acid on a dog in an attempt to kill and torture it. According to Glasgow Police, Johnson was arrested July 5th after they responded to BRAWA in response to a complaint that a dog had been neglected. After an investigation, police arrested Johnson stating that he had tortured a dog and put acid on it. Due to the injuries, the dog had to be euthanized. Police also removed several chickens and a cat from Johnson's residence.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Radcliff man charged with luring a minor

A 25 year-old Radcliff man arrested in June for reportedly using electronic communications to lure a minor for sex, has now been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on three felony charges. According to an arrest citation, 25 year-old Lonzoe L. Lawrence, knowing the age of the 15 year-old, solicited money and drugs in exchange for sexual favors from a juvenile between May and June. He has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest June 14th. He was indicted on tampering with physical evidence and two counts of unlawful use of electronic communication system to induce a minor to engage in a sexual or otherwise prohibited activity. All are Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Johnson is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Metcalfe County man arrested for drugs

A response to a domestic dispute led authorities to arrest a Metcalfe County man for cultivating marijuana after they said they discovered marijuana plants being grown on an adjacent property. According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, deputies responded Monday evening to a call at a residence along A. H. Boston Road. Prior to their arrival, authorities said an unidentified man fled the home. While searching the immediate area for the man, Deputy Mike Burton discovered several marijuana plants growing beside an adjacent residence. After an investigation, the property owner, 62 year-old Stephen D. Erwin, was arrested. Eighteen marijuana plants were discovered along with drug paraphernalia. Erwin was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Mammoth Cave celebrates 103rd birthday

Mammoth Cave National Park is celebrating the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) by offering a free Discovery Cave Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The birthday marks the day in 1916 when

President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act to consolidate management of America's federal parklands under one agency. The free Discovery cave tour is a self-guided tour which runs approximately 3/4-mile through one of Mammoth Cave's largest rooms, the Rotunda, and explores the history and geologic origins of the Mammoth Cave system. Visitors must pick up their tickets in the park's visitor center before starting the tour at the Historic Entrance. Tour participants are required to walk down and up a steep hill as well as navigate 160 steps along the tour.

 

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Grocery Bowl Football game Friday

It's the Grocery Bowl Friday night as the football season opens up this weekend. Hart County will travel to take on Caverna at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 with the live broadcast at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Man wanted in local Wal-Mart thefts

Columbia Police are asking for your help in identifying an individual involved in a theft at both Columbia and Glasgow Wal-marts. Police say on August 11th, the man walked out of Columbia's store with approximately $2,000 in unpaid merchandise and loaded it into a U-haul before driving off on Burkesville Street northbound. He is reported to have done the same thing at Glasgow's Wal-mart on July 29th. If anyone has information on the identity of the man, please contact Columbia or Glasgow Police Departments.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Injury accident near Haywood

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident on Scottsville Road near the Haywood Store. According to the report, Linda Kingery, of Glasgow, was traveling southbound in a 2013 Chrysler when she was rear ended by a 1995 Peterbuilt operated by Robert Wix, of Lebanon, TN, while she was attempting to make a left turn into her residence. After being struck in the rear-end, Kingery's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway into a ditch line. The vehicle then crossed back across both lanes of traffic and went off the left side of the roadway striking a tree and an embankment before coming to a rest. Kingery was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of severe injuries. Wix was not injured in the accident. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Cave City man dies in Glasgow crash

One person has died as the result of a vehicular accident Friday night in Bowling Green. Around 6:22, Warren County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an accident in th 10900 block of Glasgow, Road. upon arrival, it was determined that a passenger SUV driven by 49 year-old Chavez Reed, of Cave City, was traveling westbound on Glasgow Road and side swiped a tractor. The SUV went of the left side of the roadway, overturned and struck a tree and fence. Chavez was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene by the Coroner's office. A passenger in the SUV, 37 year-old Angela Hatcher and the driver of the tractor, 38 year-old Joshua Test, were both transported by helicopter to a Bowling Green Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

The 2019 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was held over the weekend.

Congratulations to:

Joseph King, of Bowling Green, $10,000 shopping spree, courtesy of BG Home Furnishings.

Bob Brown, of Bowling Green, 2019 Spartan commercial grade zero turn mower, STIHL battery powered blower, hedge trimmer and string trimmer set, courtesy of Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment.

The Early Bird prize went to Connie Cowherd, of Russellville, a year of gas and groceries, valued at $4,800, courtesy of Houchens Industries/

Bonus Prize went to Tina Lowe, of Alvaton, 2019 Ford Mustang, courtesy of Hunt Ford, Inc.

Scotty McKinney, of Bowling Green, won Artesso® Articulating Kitchen Faucet.

Larry Morrison, of Glasgow, received a $2,500 gift certificate to Shop at Home Carpets.

Earnest & Shirley Glass, of Rockfield, won $1,500 shopping spree at Dillard's of Greenwood Mall.

Wesley Trout, of Franklin, won the Eight-night stay in a luxurious rental home in Orlando, FL, plus a $1,000 VISA gift card.

And the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Dream Home was Walter Wagoner, of Bowling Green, with an estimated value of $300,000.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Bale Studios Ground Breaking

In recent years, the Southern Kentucky Film Commission has been instrumental in facilitating movie and television productions in the region.  On Thursday, ground breaking was held for “Bale Studios”, which will provide more of an incentive for these companies to choose Kentucky as their filming location. The former Bale Tobacco Warehouse on the east side of Horse Cave along KY 218 will be studio’s location. The property was donated by the Bale Family and will eventually contain up to three sound stages. The first will be approximately 13,000 square feet and could be up and running next year.  Southern Kentucky Film Commission President Coni Shepperd welcomed approximately 100 people on site for the ceremony which featured local officials, producers and developers for the project.

 

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Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Fugitive captured in Edmonson County

Edmonson County Sheriff's deputies arrested an out-of-state fugitive on Monday who was wanted for multiple felony warrants in Indiana. Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Pine View Drive in Mammoth Cave on Monday evening for a complaint of trespassers. The caller provided deputies information that at least one of the individuals may have a warrant out for arrest, and both may be armed with firearms, particularly an AR-15. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found two individuals matching the description of the trespassers. One of the suspects was 46 year-old Ralph John Berry, Jr., of Aurora, IN. Berry had a failure to appear warrant out on seven different charges. Berry was placed under arrest and charged with being a fugitive from another state. Berry was lodged in the Hart County Jail to await extradition to Indiana.

 

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Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday night, August 15th, at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Elementary School.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Russellville man found dead in Warren County

A death investigation involving a Russellville man is underway. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says officers were dispatched to a home early Monday morning on Sylvia Way. When deputies arrived, two men were at the residence and led officers and EMS to where a body was located. The deceased person was identified as 23 year-old Austin Peck. According to Warren County Deputy Coroner, the man died around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Man arrested after trying to flee police

Bowling Green Police say a man with several outstanding warrants was arrested Sunday in Bowling Green. Cornelius T. Baskins was walking when officers made contact with him. When questioned by police, Baskins lied about his name. He said his name was Derrick Johnson. Police say Baskins was being detained when he began to run. Baskins was apprehended after a foot pursuit. He was on probation for trafficking methamphetamine.

Baskins was arrested and charged with three failure to appear warrants; probation violation for a felony offense; criminal mischief, third offense; and fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Candidates filing for Metcalfe County Sheriff

Several candidates have filed for the position of Metcalfe County Sheriff. Lonnie Hodges, a deputy sheriff, has been serving as acting sheriff in the absence of Ricky Brooks, who died from leukemia on Aug. 3rd. Metcalfe County Republican Committee chose Charles Costello as it's candidate. The person nominated by the Metcalfe County Democratic Committee was Allen Huffman. His name will appear on the ballot for the November general election along with Costello's name. Four people seeking election as sheriff as write-in candidates have filed.  They are: Joshua Neal, R; Scotty Posey, D; Chris Turner, R; and Dalton Bragg, D. There is still time for those seeking election to the sheriff's position as write-in candidates. That deadline is Oct. 25th.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

E-town resident injured in house fire

An Elizabethtown man was seriously injured after being rescued from a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethtown. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene on Princeton Drive at a residence and found a man trapped inside. The man was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He later was taken to University Hospital in Louisville. His condition is unknown. The fire began in the garage of the structure and appears to be accidental. However, the official cause remains undetermined.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

E-town motorcycle crash kills two

A crash in Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a man and a woman. Two adults on a motorcycle died within minutes of each other following a collision with a pickup truck on North Dixie Avenue near Harbor Freight. One person died at the scene and the other died while being transported by Hardin County EMS ambulance. The driver of the pickup was carrying a utility trailer and was not injured. It is unknown what caused the crash. The names of the victims are being withheld at this time.  An investigation is underway.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Reward offered for info on missing teen

The family of a missing Central Hardin High School student are asking for the public's help in finding 16 year-old Kourtney Gump. Gump has been missing for a month and her parents, who live in Bonnieville, believe she left with an adult acquaintance. Gump is listed as 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen July 14. They are offering a $2,000 reward for information. The 16-year-old is one of 35 Kentucky cases listed by the Na­tio­n­al Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A poster including her photograph is available for download on the center’s website, missingkids.org. Should you have information in the whereabouts of Kourtney Gump, please call the Hart County Sheriff's Office at 270-524-2341 or Howard Gump at 270-307-5181 or simply call 9-1-1.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, August 16th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults age 60 and over is available if you qualify.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Show proof of income for all members of your household.

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

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Murder trial of Glasgow man postponed

The trial of Albert Stephens was scheduled to being Monday in Hart Circuit Court, but was postponed due to an issue involving a grand jury recording.  Stephens, of Glasgow, is accused in the November 2016 shooting death of 57 year-old Christopher Lynn holder, a Cave City businessman and former mayor of Cave City. Holder was shot at Gary and Ann Logsdon's residence near Hardyville and succumbed to his injuries while a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on March 23rd, 2017. The Logsdons are the parents of Tammy J. Atwell Holder, who is Christopher Lynn Holder's widow. Stephens was initially indicted in February 2017 on a first-degree assault charge, but was indicted again in May 2017 on a murder charge following Christopher Lynn Holder's death. Joe Ballard, assistant commonwealth's attorney for Hart County, explained Stephens' attorneys continue to argue that the prosecution failed to preserve the grand jury testimony of Stephens in May 2017 due to an equipment malfunction. A computer used to record the last part of the grand jury presentation failed due to the memory on the recording device being full. The prosecution submitted notes regarding the unrecorded testimony prepared by the prosecution's legal assistant. Ballard said, " There have been two previous motions to dismiss based on the recording not being properly made; that it was not recorded. He went on to say that there is a possibility that he could be called as a witness in order to explain that it was a technical error and not an intentional act on the commonwealth's part. The case is now set for review on September 17th.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

Cave City Police Department will be conducting traffic safety check points during Drive Sober or get pulled over campaign, starting Friday, August 16th, through September 2nd. The check points will be executed from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The checkpoints will be clearly marked. During the check points, officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations and motor vehicle equipment violations.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Woman arrested in Cave City for drugs

A woman has been arrested over the weekend in Cave City on drug charges. Cave City Police Department responded to a complaint Saturday at Watermill Restaurant where a woman had left in a white Suburban, and showed signs of intoxication. The driver was located on Mammoth Cave Street and a traffic stop was conducted. Jamie P. Groce was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, careless driving, possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Groce was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Several arrests in Hart County

Several recent arrests have been made by the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

Richard Rusher, of Leitchfield, was arrested Wednesday on an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance and prescription not in proper container and a second warrant was issued for failure to appear, burglary 2nd, criminal mischief, 1st, theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing, 1st.

Christian Ward, of Shelbyville, was arrested Thursday for engaging in organized crime and receiving stolen property. The charges stem from an investigation of several thefts and burglaries in Hart and surrounding counties. Ward was also charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, drug paraphernalia - buy or possess and persistent felony offender.

Sue Ball, of Munfordville, was arrested Thursday and charged with engaging in organized crime and receiving stolen property.

Bradley Quesenberry was arrested for failure to appear, theft by deception, 3 counts, as well as 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000 and one count of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. These charges stem from vehicles being stolen and recovered in Hart County.

Brandon Laslie, of Brandenburg, was arrested Wednesday for receiving stolen property, engaging in organized crime and persistent felony offender. The charges stem from an investigation into several burglaries and thefts in Hart and surrounding counties. Laslie was also charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.

Richard Cox, of Bonnieville, was arrested last Tuesday for failure to appear regarding a bench warrant for charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st, drug paraphernalia, buy or possess, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd, prescription not in proper container, possession of marijuana and persistent felony offender.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Couple arrested in Horse Cave for burglary

A husband and wife have been arrested in Horse Cave on burglary charges. Kentucky State Police responded to a complaint of possible shots fired Sunday afternoon on Mammoth Cave Road and Eudora Road. KSP found a truck pulled over on the side of the road that was possibly involved in a shooting.  Jaymi Lane was located in the driver's seat with the vehicle still running. Lane told troopers her husband, Jonathan Lane, told her to drop him off on the side of the road and stated, "He could possibly be out thieving in the area." Lane admitted that she and her husband  had recently been using meth.  Troopers searched for Jonathan Lane , but were unable to locate him.

The following day troopers received a call of a break-in at the Northtown United Baptist Church. Troopers found a point of entry at the church and evidence of a burglary.  KSP soon received a call from the Hart County Sheriff's Office saying Jaymi and Jonathan Lane were at the sheriff's office admitting Jonathan Lane broke into the church.  Police charged Jonathan Lane with second-degree burglary and Jaymi Lane with conspiracy for second-degree burglary. The couple were lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Bale Studios - Ground Breaking August 15th

A Ground Breaking ceremony will be held Thursday, August 15th, at 2:00 p.m. The location is across the street from Five Broke Girls Cafe, 904 East Main Street in Horse Cave. Embree/Richmond Media - Southern Kentucky Film Commission. A reception will follow at the Horse Cave Fire Department. Extra parking is available a the fire department.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit

The Salvation Army  Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, August 13th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council meeting on Monday, August 12th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, August 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. New business will include: 1st reading of ordinance adopting the real and personal property, water craft and motor vehicles tax rates for the calendar year 2019, Kentucky Trail Town, Hart County/Horse Cave Tourist Director, Sandra Wilson, proposed memorandum of understanding with the Caverna School system relating to the city providing a school resource officer.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council Special Called Meeting will be held Monday, August 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. The agenda includes: KIA Grant Resolution and recommendation to fire department regarding the fire truck.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

I-65 fatality in Warren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, responded to a single vehicle collision Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. The collision occurred on I-65 near the 26 mile marker at Bowling Green. A preliminary investigation revealed that 69 year-old Gerald W. Andres, of Floyds Knob, IN, was operating a 1956 Chevy passenger car traveling south on I-65 near the 26 mile marker. According to witnesses, Andres lost control of the vehicle and exited the right should of the southbound lane of travel. Upon exiting the roadway, the vehicle struck an earth embankment causing it to overturn. Andres, who was unrestrained at the time of the collision, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased by the Warren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Trial begins in Cave City murder case

The trial of a Glasgow man accused in the murder of a Cave City businessman is scheduled to begin today in Hart County.  Albert Stephens is accused in the shooting death of 57 year-old Christopher Holder,  owner of Coffey's Concrete in Cave City and who was also a former mayor of Cave City. Chris Holder was shot in November 2016 at the residence of Gary and Ann Logsdon, at 507 North Jackson Highway near Hardyville. The Logsdons are Chris' mother-in-law and step father-in-law.  The charge against Stephens was changed to murder after the case was presented again to a Hart County grand jury after Chris Holder succumbed to his injuries in May 2017.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Three Metcalfe drug arrests made Friday

Three people were arrested on drug charges in Metcalfe County Friday. After an investigation of a residence on Glen Shaw Road, 38 year-old April McCoy, was arrested, along with 43 year-old Christopher Hollingsworth. McCoy and Hollinsworth are facing charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified), endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hollingsworth is also facing a marijuana-possession charge.  While on patrol Friday night in the Summer Shade Community, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee.  61 year-old Douglas Pennycuff, of Albany, was arrested and charged with careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (2nd offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and first -degree  possession of a controlled substance, (1st offense)

meth-amphetamine.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Three arrested in Glasgow after complaint

Three people have been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint at a residence along McGrah Avenue. Officers made contact with 40 year-old Cori L. Ortiz, and received consent to search the residence, where they located 42 year-old Michael Herzog Jr. and Hasan Quaddura, who were attempting to escape out the back door. Herzog Jr. was charged with first-degree possession of a

controlled substance (methamphetamine), buy/possess drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal trespassing. 32 year-old Quaddura and Ortiz were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Imagination Library Fun Fest in Munfordville

The 2nd Annual Imagination Library Fun Fest is being held Saturday, August 10th, on the courthouse lawn in Munfordville beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be pageants, vendors, children's activities and all proceeds will benefit the Imagination Library Program, which mails a book monthly to children under the age of 5. Registration for Imagination Library will be held Saturday at the event.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Leitchfield woman dies in crash

A single vehicle collision in Edmonson County Wednesday has claimed the life of a Leitchfield woman. The crash occurred near Ky 728 in the Mammoth Cave community of Edmonson County. A preliminary investigation indicated that 58 year-old Charlotte A. Newton was operating a 1996 Buick passenger car traveling west on Nolin Dam Road when her vehicle exited the edge of the roadway. Newton reentered the road, overcorrecting, causing her vehicle to exit completely off the right shoulder of the westbound lane. Upon exiting the roadway, the vehicle overturned, ejecting Newton before coming to a final rest. Charlotte Newton was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Edmonson County Coroner's Office. A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year-old Charles W. McStoots, of Mammoth Cave, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were unrestrained at the time of the collision. The investigation continues and is currently being investigated by Trooper Ronnie Reynolds.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Woman charged with duct taping child

A Bowling Green woman was arrested Tuesday after a child abuse complaint. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said Amanda Coon stated that she had been living with her boyfriend, Tyler Smith, and his mother, Sara Smith. Coons told deputies that at some point last week, Sara Smith had duct taped her youngest child's hands behind his back and over his eyes. Coon told deputies she didn't report the abuse originally because she lived there. According to the report, Tyler Smith told the sheriff's office that Sara Smith had disciplined all the children inside the home, denying at first that she had used duct tape on the children. He then told them she had used duct tape on the 5-year-old, taping his hands behind his back. Another witness told deputies that Sara Smith had taped the child's hands behind his back and taped his eyes twice last week. Sara Smith originally denied using tape on the child, but deputies said she eventually told them she did use tape, but only in a joking manner. Smith was arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal abuse of a minor under the age of 12. Smith was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Civil emergency issued for Southern Ky and TN

A civil emergency has been issued for Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Tennessee Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson. Watson is listed as a person of interest in the homicide of a Tennessee Department of Correction Employee on August 7th, 2019 and is an escapee from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee. Watson should be considered extremely dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Watson, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TIBFIND.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Edmonson County can text 9-1-1

Edmonson County is now giving people the opportunity to text 9-1-1. It's a program that has been live since June and they have been working out the kinks. Officials have discovered that older phones work better with the technology. The only major downside? GPS technology is still more accurate with calls to 9-1-1 rather than texts.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Cecilia Days Friday and Saturday

For nearly half a century, the annual Cecilia Days festival has proved a small town can host a big party. The festival kicks off Friday night and will continue Saturday. Fish plates and BBQ sandwich dinner will be available Friday night with activities beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be a baby contest and various pageants and will conclude with a fireworks show. On Saturday, there will be a 5K Walk/Run at Cecilia Valley Elementary School at 7:30 a.m. and a breakfast at the Cecilia Baptist Church at 7:00 a.m. The annual parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. There will be lots of entertainment, vendor booths and children's activities.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for drugs

A Glasgow woman was arrested Monday after a traffic stop on Reynolds Road. Police say officers located methamphetamine inside her purse. police say they searched the vehicle and made contact with the passenger, Tiffany Houchens, who was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

E-town man takes plea deal

A 25 year-old Elizabethtown man, has accepted a plea deal on sex offense charges. Ernest Wilson III was indicted last year on a first-degree sodomy charge. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree sexual abuse involving a child younger than 12. The plea agreement calls for Wilson to serve seven years in prison, register for 20 years as a sex offender, be on five-year post incarceration supervision and undergo sex offender treatment. Wilson was arrested August 3rd, 2018 after Kentucky State Police received a complaint he had fondled a then 8 year-old child. He has been lodged in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest. Formal sentencing in the case is October 15th.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Two women arrested for shoplifting

Two area women were arrested Tuesday night by Elizabethtown Police and charged with stealing more than $600 worth of items form Academy Sports+Outdoors. 55 year-old Deborah Mayo, of New Haven, and 61 year-old Vickie Mayo, of Hodgenville, each were charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting more than $500 and less than $10,000. According to arrests citations, Academy store employees noticed the women placing items into bags inside the store around 9:00 p.m. and walking out of the store with no intent of paying for them. The value of the items was $615.92. Vickie Mayo was charged with tampering with physical evidence and first-degree promoting contraband, first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, and first offense prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container. Both women are being held in lieu of $5,000 bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Co-conspirator arraignment in murder plot

An arraignment has been re-set for a co-conspirator in a murder plot. Antonio Wilson has been indicted for murder by complicity, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse in the February murder of Smajo Miropija at a business on Porter Pike in Bowling Green.  Wilson fled to the Philippines and has been extradicted back to the US. Wilson was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail Sunday afternoon. His arraignment is now scheduled for August 12th.  

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Additional lighting at Veterans Outer Loop

Members of the Infrastructure Committee of the Glasgow Common Council voted Monday to unanimously move forward with adding lighting at two intersections of the Veterans Outer Loop. The plans would add lights along the loop at Columbia Avenue/Edmonton Road (U.S. 68-Ky. 80) and at North Jackson Highway (U.S. 31-E) for safety measures. Department of Public Works Superintendent Roger Simmons said it would add roughly $7,680 per year in costs. Simmons said that because the intersections are at state-maintained highways, he will need to apply for a permit from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which allows local governments to install lighting along such roadways once they obtain a permit.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Franklin man shot and killed

A Franklin Kentucky man has died after being shot multiple times Monday night. Franklin Police say the shooting occurred on Brevard Street. It was confirmed that Tipton C. Gamble was shot multiple times. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Bowling Green sexual abuse arrests

A Bowling Green man and woman have been indicted for rape, sodomy, sex abuse and more against a juvenile. The indictment says 72 year-old Jerry N. Cline is charged with three counts of sodomy, two counts of rape, two counts of sexual abuse and one count of promoting human trafficking. 33 year-old Latrisha Faye LeGrand is accused of complicity to those same charges. The incidents are alleged to have occurred between October 1st, 2017 and January 11, 2019. Both have been lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Shoplifter arrested at Walmart

A Glasgow woman has been arrested at Walmart.  Glasgow police responded to Walmart off Happy Valley Road Saturday in reference to a shoplifting complaint.  Following an investigation, police arrested 46 year-old Kristy Howard after finding hydrocodone, along with stolen items, which were returned to the store. Howard was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified), prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container (first offense) and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property under $500.  Howard was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center but has since been released on a $2,500 surety bond.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Hart County Sheriff's Office moving

The Hart County Sheriff's Office will be moving to their new location at 100 Main Street in Munfordville in the former Dobson Pontiac building.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, August 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Big Clifty child pornography case

A Big Clifty man is expected to be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court as part of a plea agreement, a little more than a year after he was charged with 24 felony counts of child pornography. 39 year-old Brad Allen Harney, accepted a 10 year sentence following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. He was arrested August 2nd, 2018 by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch. He was charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and four counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor - all Class D felonies punishable upon conviction by one to five years in prison. He agreed to plead guilty to a five-year sentence on possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and five years on the distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor charges. Harney will be eligible for parole after serving 20% of his sentence - two years.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Metcalfe County Sheriff passes away

According to Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, the current Metcalfe County Sheriff Ricky Brooks has passed away. According to his obituary, Sheriff Brooks was 40 years-old. He died Saturday at his home. A go-fund-me page says Sheriff Brooks was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018. In lieu of flowers, the obituary states that memorial contributions can be made to the VA Bone Marrow Transplant Section in Nashville.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Drug arrest made in Columbia Thursday

Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call Wednesday regarding a possible stolen tractor trailer vehicle traveling on Cumberland Parkway in Columbia. An officer eventually located the vehicle at Walmart. After making contact with the driver, 55 year-old Lawrence Johnson, of Indianapolis, police conducted a search. A large amount of a white crystal-like substance was found, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Johnson was arrested and charged with DUI, first offense (aggravating circumstance); first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also charged with a number of traffic offenses. Johnson was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Mechanical Issue cause of fire

The cause of a fire at Hollander Sleep Products in Munfordville has been determined.  Fire and Rescue have confirmed the cause of Tuesday night's fire was a mechanical issue.  The arson investigation is complete. Fire departments responded to the scene at the Hart County location after receiving multiple reports of a warehouse fire affecting Hollander Sleep Products. The fire was contained.  A recent announcement stated the plant would be shutting down in August.

 

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Russellville man arrested for impersonating firefighter

A Russellville man has been arrested for impersonating a firefighter. The Barren County Sheriff's Office received complaints Wednesday that 30-year-old Trenton Powell was responding to calls with Fire Departments all over the county. Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of a collision on Morrison Park Road in Glasgow where Powell was at. Powell stated that he was with the East Barren Volunteer Fire Department. After an investigation, Powell admitted that he was not a member of the fire department. Powell was arrested and charged with Impersonating a Public Servant, Colored Flashing Lights within 100 feet of a highway, Possession/Use of radio that sends/receive police messages, and Improper Parking Firelane/Block Traveled Portion of Highway. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Hart County awarded Discretionary Funds

ELIZABETHTOWN Ky. (Aug. 1, 2019) – At today’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting, Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid announced $454,611 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Doc Speevack Road, Jim Thompson Road, Terry Bastin Road, Perkins Cemetery Road, Rowletts Cave Springs Road and Hatcher Valley Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes and raveling. The investment supports Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

“The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities.”

Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

“On behalf of the citizens of Hart County, we thank Governor Bevin, Secretary Thomas and Commissioner Gray Tomblyn for this additional money to fund critical improvements to Hart County’s road system,” said Judge-Executive Choate. “With these funds, we will have safer roads and promote more economic development.”

Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by KYTC district staff to assess conditions of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.

“I would like to extend my appreciation to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Governor Bevin for prioritizing local roadway maintenance and repair,” said Sen. Stephen Meredith. “I look forward to improved quality and safety conditions for drivers in Hart County.”

Renewed roads will benefit residents of approximately 50 homes and two businesses.

“I’m pleased to see Hart County receive almost half a million dollars in funding for road maintenance,” said Rep. Bart Rowland. “By resurfacing, we’ll see smoother roads and safer traffic in these areas.”

Hart County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for these projects.

Resurfacing work will address:

·         Doc Speevack Road (County Road 1387), 1.3 miles

·         Jim Thompson Road (County Road 1286), 0.7 mile

·         Terry Bastin Road (County Road 1147), 0.95 mile

·         Perkins Cemetery Road (County Road 1030), 0.79 mile

·         Rowletts Cave springs Road (County Road 1238), 1 mile

·         Hatcher Valley Road (County Road 1258), 1 mile

 

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT  MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. JAY WOODS, PASTOR OF CAMPGROUND METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 205 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  SHERIFF JEFF WILSON GAVE THE SHERIFF'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDED THE COURT ACCEPT THE BIDS FOR THE FOUR OLD SHERIFF'S CRUISERS. THE COURT APPROVED THE REQUEST.  THE COURT APPROVED  TO PAY REX FOSTER $5,450 FOR BUILDING NEW CABINETS FOR THE NEW SHERIFF'S OFFICE. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, GRAY TOMBLYN II, COMMISSIONER OF DEPARTMENT OF RURAL MUNICIPAL AID FROM GOVERNOR BEVIN'S OFFICE, PRESENTED THE COUNTY WITH A CHECK FOR $454,000 TO BLACKTOP SIX COUNTY ROADS. THE COURT THEN APPROVED THE 1ST READING TO RENAME AETNA FURNACE ROAD, APPOINTED BILL BELT AND KAY WRIGHT TO LIBRARY BOARD TERM ENDING 2023, BUDGET TRANSFER #2, BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, 1ST READING FOR 35 MPH FOR ONE MILE OF ROWLETTS CAVE SPRINGS ROAD BEGINNING AT HIGHWAY 335, RESOLUTION FOR RURAL SECONDARY BRIDGE FUNDS. THE COURT SIGNED  AN AGREEMENT WITH KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET FOR BRIDGE FUNDS, ADVERTISE FOR 2 CULVERTS FOR 2 BRIDGES, MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET FOR RESURFACING VARIOUS COUNTY ROADS, APPROVED STATE BID PRICE OF $56,548 FOR JOHN DEERE TRACTOR FROM WRIGHTS IMPLEMENT, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATE REQUEST.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Hart County Bicentennial guided tour

Join Magistrate Ronald Riordan on a guided tour from Hardyville to Monroe, discovering some of the people, places and events which have shaped the history of the 3rd District. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial School and transportation will be provided from there to other destinations. Lunch will also be provided. On the tour, you'll see remnants of the little river town of Oceola, have lunch at one of the oldest churches still in existence in Hart County, learn how the community of Monroe almost became the county seat, discover where the last recorded Indian raid occurred in Hart County and hear stories about the Pascal and Hardyville communities and more. The tour is free, but registration is necessary for transportation and lunch arrangements. To register, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Sonora man released from hospital and arrested

A Sonora man is facing a multitude of charges. 35 year-old Joshua Logsdon was indicted in April and has been hospitalized since February 26th after a high speed pursuit in Elizabethtown. Logsdon was shot multiple times by police officers after displaying a firearm after the pursuit and was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tues­day morning in Hardin Circuit Court on several charges, including criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer and first-degree robbery, as well as fleeing and evading police. Logsdon is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Fire at Hollander Sleep Products

Just before midnight, calls were received concerning a warehouse fire and three fire departments were sent to the scene. The Munfordville Fire Department Chief says the fire at the plant was contained. Investigators have yet to determine what caused the fire. Plant Manager John Trousdale said he suspects the cause of the fire could be an air compressor and that the plant will be closed for the remainder of the week.  Officials recently

announced that plant would be permanently closing in August.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Warren County man charged with burglary

The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to Browning Road due to a complaint of a burglary from a photography studio. The victim advised that the value of the stolen items was around $11,000. The sheriff's office says the victim stated that there was video surveillance of the incident along with suspected burglary tools that were found. Warren County Deputies and a Bowling Green Police Department detective identified the man in the surveillance video as Earon Giorgio. Giorgio was located and questioned Wednesday. He was arrested and charged with third degree burglary and other related crimes. Giorgio was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, August 1st, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Judge/Executive to sign auction agreement with Jim Wood Auction to sell Solid Waste Truck, to sign agreement with KY Transport Cabinet for Rural Secondary Funding for CB01 bridge funds, approve to advertise for bids for two culverts per the CB01 bridge fund and approve the purchase of John Deere Tractor 5090E at state bid price.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Shots fired at Mammoth Cave

A weekend camping trip in Back Country at Mammoth Cave National Park turned into a dramatic event for one couple. The campers were awakened in the middle of the night to strange noises and were met with an individual saying that something had destroyed their campsite. Brad Ginn, one of the campers, said the individual told them that this was Bigfoot country. According to camper Madelyn Durand, the man said he hoped they had weapons and then flashed a gun at them. The couple then decided to head back to their tent but moments later heard gun shots. They dialed 9-1-1 and hiked 5 miles back to their car in the parking lot to meet up with the Park Rangers. Mammoth Cave's Public Information Officer Molly Schroer stated "Mammoth Cave National Park Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a reporting of an individual with a firearm in one of our back country camp sites in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 28th. The Rangers made contact with all the parties involved. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Two arrested in Edmonson County

Two people have been arrested in Edmonson County. Edmonson County Deputies responded to a rolling domestic disturbance involving a possibly intoxicated driver on Mammoth Cave Road Saturday. Deputies found the alleged vehicle at the Minit Mart in Brownsville and both occupants admitted to having been in an argument. Officials say the driver of the vehicle, Jadah Hopkins was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the

Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., (1st offense) and License to be In Possession. She was transported to the Hart County Jail. The passenger in the vehicle, Jeremy Hopkins, did not comply with his hands visible and resisted arrest. Hopkins was restrained by police and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place (1st & 2nd offense) and resisting arrest. He was additionally charged with Attempted Escape, 3rd Degree, after trying to escape from the Edmonson County Deputy Jailer’s transport vehicle while en-route to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Collision Involving Fire Truck Results in Injuries

Bonnieville, KY ( July 30, 2019)- Tuesday evening at 04:14 pm (CST) the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a two vehicle injury collision that had occurred southbound on Interstate 65 near the 65 mile marker. Troopers from KSP Post 3 responded to the scene.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that an uninvolved non-injury collision had occurred near the 65 mile marker of Interstate 65 and Munfordville Fire Department was dispatched to respond. Charles Jones (37) of Munfordville, KY was operating a 2008 Kenworth fire truck owned by Munfordville Fire Department, equipped with red emergency lights and sirens that were activated. Hardeep S. Gill (32) of Windsor, Ontario, who was operating a 2019 Volvo semi-truck and trailer, failed to see the fire truck and the activated emergency equipment, striking it in the rear drivers side causing the vehicle to overturn.

Charles Jones and passenger, Jeremy Reynolds (42) of Munfordville, were transported to Caverna Hospital where they were treated and released for injuries sustained in the collision. Hardeep S. Gill was not injured but was cited for the following charges:

· Failure to give right of way to emergency vehicle

· Failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle

The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Michael Murray. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Munfordville Fire Department, Hart County Emergency Management, Bonnieville Fire Department, Horse Cave Fire Department and Hart County EMS. No further information is available for release at this time.

The Kentucky State Police would like to remind motorist to reduce speed and move over when approaching emergency vehicles with activated lights.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Ed to be held on Wednesday, July 31st, at 8:30 a.m. The agenda will include a motion to approve the field trip request.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Alvaton woman arrested for burglary

An Alvaton woman has been arrested in a burglary. As the Warren County Sheriff's Office was on the way Monday to a home on Vance Lane, dispatch told them a male had left the home and that the caller was following them until they lost sight of the suspect. Deputies said when they arrived at the home, the victim told them someone was still there. According to the report, a suspect was seen running into a nearby field. Deputies said the suspect was Kristin Joy Whiting, of Alvaton, and she was arrested for Burglary, 2nd degree. The report said other suspects have been identified and the investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Hart County Bicentennial guided tour

Join Magistrate Ronald Riordan on a guided tour from Hardyville to Monroe, discovering some of the people, places and events which have shaped the history of the 3rd District. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial School and transportation will be provided from there to other destinations. Lunch will also be provided. On the tour, you'll see remnants of the little river town of Oceola, have lunch at one of the oldest churches still in existence in Hart County, learn how the community of Monroe almost became the county seat, discover where the last recorded Indian raid occurred in Hart County and hear stories about the Pascal and Hardyville communities and more. The tour is free, but registration is necessary for transportation and lunch arrangements. To register, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Area schools will soon be in session

Area students will be heading back to school soon. Motorists are urged to allow extra time for the morning and afternoon drive for student pickup and drop offs.  The 1st day for Hart County and Caverna students will be Tuesday, August 13th. Barren County students will head back Wednesday, August 14th, and Metcalfe County goes back to school August 26th.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

One arrested after motorcycle crash

A Barren County crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup in is under investigation. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident at the intersection of Caney Fork Road and Gillon Road Sunday night. According to police, 23-year-old Corey Sherfey, of Etoile, was traveling south on Caney Fork Road on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when 44-year-old James Moore, of Fountain Run, pulled into Sherfey’s path. Moore was driving a 2004 Dodge Dakota. Sherfey was flown from T. J. Samson Hospital to the University of Louisville Hospital.  19-year-old Jeremy Anderson, who was in Moore’s vehicle, was flown from T. J. Samson Hospital to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Moore was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; and first degree assault. Moore was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 

Two men sought in robbery investigation

Police in Warren County are searching for two men in a robbery investigation. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to Five Star in Bowling Green Saturday evening after a Bowling Green woman said she had been robbed. Kara Michele Ghee told police she was robbed at gunpoint at Warren East High School. According to Ghee, two black men approached her car, where she was parked in the school's parking lot waiting on her son. According to police, Ghee says she saw one of the men approach the right side of her car before the other man approached the driver side door. The man asked to use her phone, which she declined. He then opened her car

door and tried to pull her out of the vehicle. Police say the accomplice tried to get Ghee’s purse from the car. One of the men pulled a gun on her.  The men were in a silver/ grey older model four door car, where they allegedly ran a traffic light and turned onto Glasgow Road.  The men are described as two black males. One is heavy set with short hair and was wearing a maroon colored button up t-shirt with blue jeans. The second man had a thin build and was starting dreads in his hair. He was wearing a gray zip up hoody style sweat jacket with blue jeans. Police say Ghee's phone was located in the school parking lot.  Her purse was found in a ditch off Glasgow Road near an Interstate 65 crossover ramp, with about $40 cash taken from it.  An investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Warren County crash injures Franklin man

Warren County Sheriff Deputies responded to an accident Saturday at the intersection of Morgantown Road and I-165. Deputies found a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Mitsubishi Outlander involved. The driver of the motorcycle, 51 year-old Randal Miller, of Franklin, sustained serious injuries. He was treated by first responders and then flown to Skyline Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition. The driver of the Mitsubishi, 59 year-old George Hampton, and a his passenger, 54 year-old Carol Hampton, both of Bowling Green, were not injured. Deputies say Miller had failed to stop at the signal and hit the SUV in the rear drivers side. Barren River Fire Department and Med Center EMS also responded.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Arrest in Hardin County after pursuit

A Louisville man was arrested Friday night after leading state police on a high-speed pursuit on North Dixie Highway that ended when he collided with a concrete median near the Ky. 44 intersection in West Point. According to a citation, police pursued 40 year-old Richard Bloyd after he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of 31-W and Walmart Way in Radcliff. Bloyd drove at speeds of over 120 mph during the pursuit and nearly struck multiple vehicle, including Muldraugh police officer's cruiser. When state police apprehended Bloyd, he reportedly admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine. Police then found about $650 in cash, two scales, a box of small plastic bags and about one gram of methamphetamine in his possession. Bloyd has been charged with multiple felonies, including three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree fleeing or evading police. He also has been charged with several traffic-related misdemeanors. Bloyd currently is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Bowling Green woman dies in tractor collision

KSP have identified the victim of a collision in Alvaton that occurred Saturday morning. They say the accident involved a Chevy SUV and a tractor, and occurred on Scottsville Road near the intersection of Mt. Lebanon Road. After investigating, police say 67 year-old Garry L. Willoughby, of Alvaton, had been driving southbound on a tractor, while towing a piece of agriculture equipment. 34 year-old Megan M. Davidson, of Bowling Green,  had been driving a Chevy Tahoe, also on the southbound side. They say Davidson's car struck the rear of Willoughby's vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. Willoughby was taken to Tristar Skyline for his injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Tennessee man killed in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Burkesville has claimed the life of a Tennessee man. Kentucky State Police say 63-year-old Roger Spivey, of Celina, Tenn., was attempting to turn left from KY-90, when 79-year-old Leslie Thrasher, of

Burkesville, struck Spivey’s truck on the driver side with his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Thrasher was taken to the Cumberland County Hospital where he later died. Thrasher was wearing a helmet.  Spivey and a passenger were not injured, according to a news release.

 

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Friday, July 26th, 2019

New principal at Caverna Middle School

Caverna Middle School has introduced a new principal. A meet and greet was held at the school Thursday afternoon for Frank Beauchamp. Beauchamp has previously taught at Caverna Elementary School. He replaces Barry Nesbitt, who stepped down as principal after accepting a position with Nelson County Schools.

 

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Friday, July 26th, 2019

Cave City has a new police chief

Darrell Butler was named Cave City's new police chief Thursday afternoon at a special called city council meeting. Butler has been with the police department for eight years. His law enforcement career began in Burkesville. Mayor Dwayne Hatcher said there is a six months probation period at which time Butler's job performance would be evaluated. Butler is filling a vacancy left by Terrill Riley's termination in May.

 

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Friday, July 26th, 2019

Barren County teen found safe

A missing Barren County teenage girl has been found. The Barren County Sheriff's Office had been searching for a missing teenage girl Thursday. 14 year-old Miracle Delaney walked away from Spectrum Care Academy on North Jackson Highway around 2:30 p.m. and was reportedly barefoot.  Delaney was located shortly after 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Park City woman dies in motorcycle crash

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic collision, with injury, at US68/80 E and the intersection of Old Mayfield Mill Rd. A white, GMC pickup truck operated by James Ferguson 25 of Glasgow was eastbound and had stopped to make a left turn onto Old Mayfield Mill Rd, when a black, Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Kristie M. Hendricks 49 of Park City, struck the rear of the GMC pickup. After striking the rear of the pickup truck, the motorcycle went into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with a semi, which was traveling west on US 68/80.  Hendricks was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroners office. No other injuries were reported.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Three arrested in Columbia

Columbia Police say on Wednesday evening, they conducted a traffic stop on Fairground Street just before the intersection of Campbellsville Street. They say a brief search of the vehicle led to drug related charges, as well as execution of an indictment warrant and various traffic violations. 41 year-old Brant Lane, of Columbia, was charged with a total of four traffic violations including possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle. A passenger, 29 year-old Jonathan Richard, of Jamestown, was taken into custody with an active indictment warrant from Russell Springs. Another passenger, 21 year-old Amber Taylor, of Russell Springs, was found to be in possession of paraphernalia as well as 26 grams of methamphetamine. She was taken into custody and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, 1st offense. All three were lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision In Larue County

A fatal collision in Larue County is being investigated by Kentucky State Police. KSP  Post 4 Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision in Larue County Wednesday night after receiving a call from Larue County Dispatch. The collision occurred near 3857 Tanner Road (known as KY 357).  The preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford 350 was traveling south on KY 357, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the center line before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. According to witnesses, the vehicle burst into flames on impact. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Larue County Coroner’s office and was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification. The identity of the driver will be released after positive identification and notification of next of kin.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Fordsville man arrested for sexual abuse

A Fordsville man has been arrested on sexual abuse charges. 37 year-old Seth R. Stiff is charged with multiple felonies. The arrest comes after KSP launched an investigation in April of this year, after allegations were made that suggested Stiff had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a child. KSP presented the investigation to the Ohio County Grand Jury who ultimately issued the indictment warrants. He was charged with Rape, 1st degree and Sodomy, 1st degree (victim under 12 years old), 2 counts of Incest and 4 counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree (victim under 12 years old). Stiff was taken to the Ohio County Detention Center. Cash bond was set at $250,000.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Park City woman killed in motorcycle crash

A Park City woman has been killed in a motorcycle crash. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday to a traffic collision, with injury at US68/80E and the intersection of Old Mayfield Mill Road. A white GMC pickup truck operated by 25 year-old James Ferguson, of Glasgow, was eastbound and had stopped to make a left turn onto Old Mayfield Mill Road, when a black Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by 49 year-old Kristie M. Hendricks, of Park City, struck the rear of the GMC pickup. After striking the rear of the pickup, the motorcycle traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with a semi, which was traveling west on US 68/80. Hendricks was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. No other injuries were reported.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on sodomy charges

A Glasgow woman has been arrested on numerous sodomy charges. Police say 69-year-old Shirley Jean Vickery was taken into custody Friday and charged with 10 counts of first degree sodomy. Vickery was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and being held on a $25,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court July 29th at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Warren County vandalism arrest

Authorities in Warren County have arrested a man for vandalizing a speed sign. Police say a speed sign was placed in the 2800 block of Plum Springs Road due to ongoing speeding complaints. According to police, a speed trailer was beaten and had been pushed over. A home surveillance video appeared to show a man beating the trailer with a hammer. 29-year-old Foster Buchanan, of Bowling Green, later admitted to the crime. Buchanan was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third offense; possession of marijuana; and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Buchanan was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Missing Logan County teen found safe

A missing Logan County teen has been found.  The Logan County Sheriff's Office says Emily Sadler has been found and is safe. Authorities say the 13 year-old left the area of Stephanie Road Monday night. No further information was released.

 

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Larue County Death Investigation

Kentucky State Police Post 4 has released the names of two of the deceased victims that were found at the River Road residence in the Roanoke Community of Larue County. One of the victims has been identified as Nicole Murray (39) of New Haven. The other victim has been identified as Brittany Wilson (33) of Louisville, who was found dismembered in a freezer at the same River Road residence from an incident that had occurred sometime before July 22nd in Jefferson County.

KSP believes that Nicole Murray was a victim of a domestic situation in which she was shot twice and as a result died at the scene on River Road. It was determined that the suspect, after killing Murray, notified a family member and confessed to killing both Murray and Wilson before taking their own life. Based on evidence found at the River Road residence and information obtained from the family member, KSP notified Louisville Metro Police who in turn began a death investigation with assistance from KSP Post 4. LMPD and KSP’s search of a residence at 6004 Ashby Lane where able to confirm that in fact Wilson was murdered at the Ashby Lane residence, on a unknown date before July 22nd. The investigation into Wilson’s murder is being handled by LMPD’s Homicide Unit.

KSP believes the suspect (the third deceased), after killing Murray and speaking with a relative by phone, set the residence on fire before taking their own life. KSP is awaiting positive identification from the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office before the name can be released. The investigation into the two deaths that occurred in Larue County is on-going by KSP Post 4.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

E-town man charged in strangulation

An Elizabethtown man was arrested and charged Sunday night with first-degree strangulation. 28 year-old Brian Baker Jr. faces between five and 10 years in prison, if convicted on the charge. According to an arrest citation, Elizabethtown police were contacted and responded to a mobile home on Woodland Drive. When police arrived, a woman said she had been strangled by husband. Police observed redness around the lower part of the woman’s neck, the report stated. Baker was arrested at 8:57 p.m. by EPD officers. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Aug. 2 in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Chicago residents arrested in E-town

Four Chicago residents were arrested Sunday afternoon after reportedly snatching a purse and wallet and then using a stolen debit card to purchase more than $2,300 in gift cards at the Walmart in Elizabethtown.
Reena Abdelmuhdi, 31, Shar­eese Johnson, 36, Maurice Perry, 56, and Timothy Smalley, 55, all are charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; fraudulent use of a credit card more than $500 and less than $10,000, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, and theft by unlawful taking, purse snatching less than $500.  Johnson and Smalley also are charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to an arrest citation, the four made one gift card purchase for $1,052.36 at Walmart and a second for $1,241.21.  Elizabethtown Police Depart­ment spokesman Chris Denham said a man and a woman had their wallet and a purse taken from them at Cracker Barrel in Elizabethtown.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Missing Logan County teenager

The Logan County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing teenager that is said to have left the area of Stephanie Rd. Monday night. 13 year-old Emily Sadler was last seen Monday night wearing black shorts and a black top. According to authorities, she has shoulder length blonde hair, blue eyes, and is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 105 lbs. If you have any information about her whereabouts or any information that may help locate her, please contact Logan County Central Dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested

A Bowling Green man was arrested on Monday after allegedly trying to run over his mother. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says when they arrived to a home on Lamplighter Drive, they found Matthew Harr standing over his mother, who was under the bushes next to the garage. Linda Harr told deputies that her son had assaulted her and attempted to run her over, and that she had to roll under the bush by the garage to avoid being hit. She also told deputies Harr had struck her car and told her he was going to kill her after assaulting her. According to the report, Linda Harr said her son had been drinking before the incident, and she didn't want him at the home. She had an apparent injury to her left arm and to the left side of her face under her eye, but she refused to go to the hospital. The report said a neighbor witnessed Matthew Harr beating his mother in the driveway as she was laying on the ground, and that the neighbor saw Harr strike his mother with his backhand. The neighbor also told deputies he heard Matthew Harr state four times that he was going to kill his mother. He was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Girlfriend accused in stabbing

A Bowling Green woman was arrested Sunday after being accused of stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute. The Bowling Green Police Department says while on their way to a reported disturbance at an apartment on Rockcreek Drive, they were updated by dispatch that a caller said a man was screaming to call the cops, but a woman was screaming at him to shut up. The caller said the man couldn't move but the woman was shouting at him to get in a car. Police say when they arrived at the apartment they found Darrian Scott holding towels around the leg of her boyfriend, Richard Decker. Decker told police he had stab wounds on his leg and hand.  Police say Scott told them during an altercation she had gone to the kitchen to get a knife and then began shoving Decker towards the front door, trying to get him to leave. Scott told police that she and Decker fell on the couch, which resulted in the stab wound. Scott said she put the knife in the sink and got a towel. Scott told police Decker told her to call police, but she wanted to put him in her car and take him to the hospital. Scott was arrested and charged with first degree assault, domestic violence.

 

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Green River Ferry Service Reopens until July 29th

The Green River Ferry reopened to all vehicular traffic today, Tuesday, July 23. Ferry service had been temporarily suspended due to low water, but the recent rains have raised the water level enough for the service to resume.

Ferry service will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, July 29th, in order to complete the Green River Ferry ramp improvement projects which should allow the ferry to operate in low water conditions. The ramp improvements will close the ferry operation and portions of the Green River Ferry Road to all vehicular traffic until November 15. To check the current status of the Green River Ferry operation, please call the Ferry Hotline at 270-758-2166 or follow Mammoth Cave National Park on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Munfordville man killed in crash

A single vehicle crash in Grayson County has claimed the life of a Munfordville man. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash Friday near Clarkson shortly after 7:30 a.m.  64 year-old Dennis Ray Rucker, of Munfordville, was driving on Ky. 88, when his pickup ran off the road, traveled down an embankment and struck a tree.  Rucker was pronounced dead by the Grayson County Coroner.  EMS and the Wax Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Third body discovered in Larue County

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers and detectives respond to a shooting in Larue County that later lead detectives to a residence in Jefferson County. The investigation from the earlier incident on River Road in LaRue County led to the discovery of a third deceased person on the property. Detectives are currently investigating this death as a separate but related, incident. The investigation has led detectives to a residence in Jefferson County located at 6004 Ashby Lane in Louisville where a second scene is being processed by KSP Post 4 and Louisville Metro Police Department. The names of the victims are being withheld until an autopsy by the Kentucky Medical examiner’s office can be performed and notification can be made to next of kin. More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Glasgow man killed on I-65

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green, received a call of a two vehicle injury collision involving a motorcycle and a commercial vehicle, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The collision had occurred northbound, near the 20 mile marker of Interstate 65. Post 3 Troopers responded to the scene of the collision. The preliminary investigation indicated that 32 year-old Cody J. Glass, of Glasgow, was operating a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle and was traveling northbound on I-65 when his vehicle struck the rear of a commercial vehicle. The commercial vehicle, a 2007 Kenworth semi-truck and trailer combination, was being operated by 42 year-old Thomas J. Baker, of AL, and was also northbound on I-65. Cody Glass was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. No other injuries were reported in the collision. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Metcalfe County

Deputy Logan Richardson was on patrol Thursday in the Summer Shade community of Metcalfe County, when he observed a 1990 Chevy pickup traveling on Goodluck Church Road. Deputy Richardson recognized the operator as Christopher "Dylan" Conrad, a known fugitive from justice. Deputy Richardson attempted to stop Conrad on Ky 90 near the intersection of KY 163, but Conrad fled in his vehicle. Ultimately, the pursuit ended in a corn field adjacent to KY 640 where Conrad fled on foot, but was apprehended. A juvenile passenger was released to their parents. Conrad was charged with: fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle and on foot), 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, criminal mischief, 3rd, degree, speeding 20 mph over the limit, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, disregarding a stop sign (2 counts), failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, operating on a suspended operator's license, failure to or improper signal (7 counts), and failure to wear a seatbelt. Conrad was also served with outstanding arrest warrants from Metcalfe Circuit Court for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. He was also served with outstanding arrest warrants from Monroe Circuit Court for burglary, 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and theft by unlawful taking, over $500. Conrad was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested for shoplifting

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on shoplifting charges. The crime occurred late Thursday afternoon at the Dollar General on East 6th Street. A store employee told police that 60 year-old Stephen Sims left the store with stolen merchandise. According to an arrest citation, Sims then struck the employee with his vehicle when she tried to stop him from leaving. The employee was treated at the scene for pain to her stomach and leg. Police later caught up with Sims. Officers said he admitted to shoplifting. Sims is charged with first-degree robbery. Sims was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Turn lane improvement project in Bowling Green

A project to improve turn lanes on U.S. 231 Morgantown Road at the intersection with U.S. 68 Veterans Memorial Lane in Bowling Green is expected to begin tonight.

Crews are expected to close both left turn lanes on U.S. 231 Morgantown to mill and replace the pavement starting at 7 p.m. Both turn lanes will be closed until Sunday. Only one turn lane can be completed this weekend and it is expected the other turn lane will be done next weekend.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Missing Tennessee boy found in Bowling Green

A one-year-old boy missing from Tennessee has been found in Bowling Green. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Lachlan Thomas Capo went missing from Putnam County, Tennessee Wednesday. He had last been seen with Margot Walker. Lachlan was found safe in Bowling Green Thursday.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested in Glasgow

A Horse Cave man was arrested Thursday in Glasgow. Glasgow Police say after a traffic stop on Happy Valley Road, a passenger in a vehicle, Eric Denton, of Horse Cave, fled the scene on foot, but was apprehended.  Denton was arrested and charged with menacing; second degree fleeing or evading police (on foot); second degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; resisting arrest; tampering with physical evidence; trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (fewer than two grams of methamphetamine); theft of identity of another without consent; and giving an officer false identifying information. Denton was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning issued through Sunday

South Central Kentucky is in an excessive heat warning through Sunday. With temperatures hitting the 90's and muggy air sending the heat index values soaring to nearly 110 degrees every afternoon. Jim Williams, with Med Center EMS, says if you have to be outdoors, you need to stay hydrated. "You can prepare yourself ahead of time if you know you're going to be working outside or in a hot environment by taking in enough fluids," explained Williams. "Especially fluids that have electrolytes, like sports drinks - they're really good because when you're sweating, you're losing not just the moisture, but also those electrolytes." Williams says losing electrolytes leads to cramps, feeling weak and eventually can cause changes in one's level of consciousness.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART  COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY, JULY 18TH, IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO.  D. L. TALLEY ,  PASTOR OF HARDYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 185 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  ROAD, MAINTENANCE  BUILDING/ELECTRICAL REPORTS WERE GIVEN AND SHERIFF JEFF WILSON ASKED TO COURT TO SELL 4 OLD SHERIFFS' CRUISERS.  THE COURT APPROVED HIS REQUEST.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS, 2019/20 PAY SCALE, JUDGE TO SIGN LEASE AGREEMENT FOR LEASE OF 2 SOLID WASTE TRUCKS, RESOLUTION FOR FLEX FUNDS FOR COUNTY ROADS, RURAL SECONDARY FUNDING OF $250,000 FOR COUNTY ROADS, ANDREW HOUK TO THE INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY TO FINISH ELROY LARIMORE'S TERM ENDING 12/21, MOVED LIBRARY APPOINTMENTS TO AUGUST 1ST MEETING, MAGISTRATES REQUEST, AND APPROVED HIRING JAN THOMPSON FOR PART TIME OFFICE HELP AT $11.25 PER HOUR.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Two arrested in child abuse investigation

A child abuse investigation in Bowling Green has led to the arrests of two people. According to KSP, an investigation began July 12th when a juvenile arrived at a Franklin hospital with injuries. Police say 35-year-old Kyna Leann Latham and 23-year-old Shelton M. Rice were arrested on charges relating to first degree criminal abuse of a child, 12 years or younger.  Police say the child was in the care of Latham and Rice. Latham and Rice were lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Missing Edmonson County teen found; one person arrested

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says missing teenager Zachery Shepard, of Brownsville, has been found safe and is home. Deputies say Shephard had gone to a relative’s house sometime Wednesday.

Authorities were contacted and Shephard was returned safely home. The 16 year-old was classified as a Missing Person by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office Monday evening. Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office received a tip Tuesday that Shephard had been seen at the Edmonson County Public Library. Surveillance confirmed the teen left the building as a passenger in a vehicle. The driver was identified as 38 year-old Crystal D. Shephard, of Bowling Green. Crystal Shephard was arrested at a residence in Warren County and charged with disorderly conduct and will also face charges of custodial interference. She was transported to the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Indiana man arrested for human trafficking

An Indiana man has been arrested in Bowling Green for human trafficking. Bowling Green Police conducted a traffic stop Friday which led to a human trafficking investigation by the office of the Attorney General. 54 year-old Shawn Floyd, of Indianapolis was detained and 12 minors were taken into protective custody. Floyd is charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and one count of controlled substance prescription not in the original container. Officials say Floyd brought Indiana children to Kentucky to sell candy for profit and forced the 12 minors to sleep in one hotel room with three adults. The minors were allegedly forced to purchase their own meals and water. The youngest minor was 11. Kentucky labor law requires a person to be at least 14 years old to be employed. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, July 19th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults age 60 and over is available if you qualify.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Show proof of income for all members of your household.

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

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Glasgow teen still missing

More than a year since he was last seen, the Glasgow Police Department is trying to develop new leads in the disappearance of Cameron Key. Key has been missing since April 26th, 2018. When he went missing, Key was 16 years-old, 5'6" and 130 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Key, please contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Park City receives distillery project funding

City officials in park City are hoping to one day add their town to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Recently, city officials secured two different sources of funding for the project. Mayor Larry Poteet says the city secured $110,000 to be used to purchase the land and to clear it. He says the money can be used if the environmental survey comes back good. In addition, Poteet says the city secured a second source of funding, totaling $182,000 to be used for site development including water and sewer infrastructure. Officials are not disclosing where the site is, but they say it is 18 acres and the developer of the distillery is local.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Louisville man arrested in Warren County

A Louisville man has been arrested in Warren County after a traffic stop Sunday. Kentucky State Police say 35 year-old Barry Adams was stopped near 28mm on I-65 southbound. Drugs were found in Adam's vehicle. He has been charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substances, second or greater offense (less than four grams of cocaine); first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense

(drug unspecified); possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and a number of other traffic

violations.  Adams was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Green County Fiscal Court awarded pavement funds

During Monday’s Green County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $412,700 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Hogards Chapel Road, Bramlett-Kemp Road, Despain Road, Old Caven Bend Road, and Aetna Grove Road.  Green County Judge-Executive John Frank identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county. The roads to be resurfaced are heavily traveled by agriculture equipment, tractor-trailers, school buses and passenger vehicles. The Green County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Two arrested in drive-by shooting

The Glasgow Police Department searched a home Wednesday on Tanglewood Drive in connection to a drive by shooting that occurred on July 1st on Roseville Road near Trojan Trail. During the search, police were able to locate hydrocodone, oxycodone and a shell casing that matched the casings at the scene of the shooting on July 1st. Police arrested Robert Christopher Farmer, of Glasgow, for assault and other drug related charges. On Friday, police also arrested a juvenile who police say fired the weapon during the shooting. The juvenile is being charged with assault and wanton endangerment. Farmer was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Shooting update in Russellville

Police are now adding the charges of attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon to the charges against 36 year-old Russell McCarley, Jr. Police say McCarley fired several rounds at Warren Bullard Saturday morning. Bullard was life-flighted to a hospital for his injuries. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McCarley, should call Logan County Crime Stoppers at 270-726-5050. He is considered armed and dangerous.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Warren County man arrested after pursuit

A Warren County man has been arrested on several charges. On Sunday, the Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on Jackson Bridge Road where a knife was displayed. Police say the suspect, Matthew Craft, left the scene while information was being gathered from the complainant. While on the way to the scene, a deputy passed the suspect's vehicle on Hammett Hill Road near Clarence Odell Road. Wire fencing was seen being dragged underneath the vehicle.  Craft refused to stop his veicle after emergency equipment had been activated, but soon stopped and fled on foot near Morgantown Road. Deputies arrested Craft in the woods behind a home in the area and charged him with several crimes including: DUI 2nd offense, driving on DUI suspended license, 1st offense, criminal mischief, 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree - motor vehicle and fleeing or evading police 2nd degree - on foot. Craft was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Cram the Cruiser at Horse Cave IGA

WLOC - Studio 101 will be broadcasting live Friday, July 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Horse Cave IGA parking lot to help local students with their back-to-school supplies. It's Cram the Cruiser time. The Hart County Sheriff's Department, Horse Cave Police and Kentucky State Police will be there.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Caverna Middle SBDM special called meetings

The Caverna Middle School SBDM will meet in two special called meetings on Tuesday, July 16th, at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, July 19th, at 9:30 a.m. at Caverna Central Office for principal interviews.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Edmonson County arrests two people

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people after a traffic stop. The stop began in Brownsville after a deputy pulled over Cody Browning for failing to use his turn signal. A drug-sniffing dog alerted the deputy, who performed a search and found hydrocodone, oxycodone, marijuana, meth and drug paraphernalia. Browning is facing three drug possession charges, as well as one charge of paraphernalia possession. Brandy Lindsey, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested on a charge of paraphernalia possession. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Breckinridge boy dead after hit and run

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a hit and run collision resulting in a fatality in Breckinridge County Saturday morning. At approximately 11:31 a.m., KSP Post 4 received a call from the Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office requesting KSP investigate a vehicle verses pedestrian collision near the 12,000 block of KY259 South. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Pontiac Torrent was traveling norht on KY259 south when the vehicle struck an 8 year-old male child that was standing at the edge of the roadway getting mail from the mailbox. The operator of the Torrent left the scene and was located by Trooper Brandon Brooks while he was in route to the collision scene, less than 13 minutes after KSP was notified. Trooper Brooks located the vehicle, matching the description given by witnesses, traveling south on KY737 (Lilac Road) near the Breckinridge/Grayson County line. The operator was identified as 35 year-old Bradley Mattingly, of Leitchfield, and he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless homicide. The Breckinridge County Coroner's Office pronounced the child deceased at the scene. KY259 south was temporarily closed while troopers reconstructed the collision. Mattingly was lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A traffic stop in Glasgow leads to a drug arrest. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on S L Rogers Wells Blvd in reference to an ongoing investigation. Consent was given to search the vehicle, where officers located drug paraphernalia and a firearm. Jaylen Stonerock, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Trafficking In Marijuana (Less than 8 oz) 1st Offense (Enhancement) and Drug Paraphernalia-

Buy/Possess.  Stonerock was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Warren County man arrested for assault

Deputies with the Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a report Friday of a domestic violence complaint at 209 Charlotte Drive. Upon arrival of deputies, it was determined that 32 year-old Thomas Moss, of Bowling Green, had barricaded himself inside the residence and was armed. Moss also had his 18 month-old daughter inside the residence with him. After hours of negotiations, Moss surrendered to deputies without incident. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Moss was charged with Assault, 4th degree, & Wanton Endangerment.

 

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Friday, July 12th, 2019

Cram the Cruiser School Supply event

Kentucky State Police Post 3 troopers will be stationed at several locations Friday across Edmonson and Barren Counties. They are asking for the public's help as they "Cram the Cruiser" with school supplies. The drive is looking for items like backpacks, composition books and folders. Kentucky State Police, Hart County Sheriff, and Horse Cave Police will host Cram the Cruiser Friday, July 19th, at the IGA parking lot in Horse Cave.

 

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Friday, July 12th, 2019

Bonnieville man arrested after pursuit

A 44 year-old Bonnieville man has been arrested after fleeing police. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police received a complaint Wednesday night of an intoxicated driver on 31-W in Bonnieville. Hart COunty Sheriff's Deputy, Jacob Hodges, located and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Steven Price, of Bonnieville, fled in the vehicle and as the pursuit neared Campground Road, Price exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, fleeing/evading police (1st degree) motor vehicle, fleeing/evading police (2nd degree) on foot, resisting arrest and promoting contraband, 2nd degree. Price was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Housefire death investigation in Morgantown

A housefire death investigation is underway in Morgantown. KSP Post in Bowling Green were contacted Wednesday afternoon by the Butler County Dispatch in regards to a fatal residential fire at 266 Granny's Rockhouse Road in Butler County. Several fire departments responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.  A deceased unidentified subject was discovered in the burnt residence. The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Officer for an autopsy. No foul play is suspected at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Pilot became disoriented in fatal 2017 crash

Federal investigators say a fatal 2017 plane crash in Barren County was due to the pilot becoming disoriented. The aircraft was being flown by Kentucky pilot Scott T. Foster and authorities say he wasn't rated to fly by instruments alone and entered an area where weather conditions would have required it. Foster was killed in the plane crash, along with his 15 year-old son; Noah, Kyle P. Stewart, who was a dentist, and Somerset Police Chaplain Doug Whitaker on November 12th, 2017.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Drug arrest in Glasgow

A weekend drug arrest was made Sunday after a police pursuit in Glasgow.  Glasgow Police Officer Andrew Moore observed 37 year-old Julio Alonso running south on McKenna Street from Glasgow Police Officer Allen Riddle. 

Alonso was arrested by the police officers on Rachel Court.  He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine) and for carrying a concealed weapon. Alonso was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for animal cruelty

A Glasgow man has been arrested for torture and cruelty to animals. Glasgow Police said in a report, that Animal Control Officers seized several chickens and a cat from a residence on Hidden Lake Road. Donnie R. Johnson, of Glasgow, is accused of putting acid on a dog to try and kill it.  The tortured dog had to be euthanized due to his injuries.  Johnson was charged with Torture Dog/Cat W/Serious Physical Injury Or Death, Cruelty To Animals-2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Glasgow Electric Plant Board Superintendent William "Billy" J. Ray, was injured in a bike accident Wednesday morning.  According to a news release, Ashley Case, of Glasgow, did not see Ray when she turned onto S. L. Rogers Wells Boulevard from Cleveland Avenue. Ray was on his bike, eastbound on Cleveland Avenue when he collided with Case's vehicle. Ray was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital for head injuries. Case was not injured.  Police say Ray has been transported to Vanderbilt Hospital for head injuries. Case was not injured.  Police are currently investigating the accident.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Man's body has been identified

Kentucky State Police have identified a man who's body was found unresponsive the morning of July 8th.  The body of 59 year-old Charles Douglas Morton was located under the Scottsville Road overpass located at the 22 mile marker of I-65 southbound. His belongings were with him as well. An autopsy was performed at the Medical Examiner's Office. No foul play is suspected. However, the family of Morton has not been located at this time. If you have information regarding Morton's next of kin, please contact the Warren County Coroner's office at 270-843-3111.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Wide load restriction on section of I-165

A wide load restriction is in place on a section of Interstate 165 in both directions between Warren and Butler County. Northbound wide loads wider than 9 feet should use exit 7 at U.S. 231 Morgantown Road in Warren County and get back on I-165 in Butler County. Southbound wide loads wider than 9 feet should use exit 26 U.S. 231 Bowling Green Road in Butler County and get back on in Warren County. Alternate routes are also suggested.

A project to prepare I-165 for a major resurfacing project is underway and the reason for the wide load restrictions. Crews are working on the bridge deck on the bridge over Gasper River at mile marker 13.5. Lane closures should also be expected at different places along the route and at the bridge. The preparation project is expected to last 28 days. Once the preparation is complete the resurfacing project will begin.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Rowletts man arrested on burglary charges

Deputy Bruce Neville located and arrested 27 year-old Austin Atwell, of Rowletts, on Sunday. Atwell was arrested upon investigation and indictment for Burglary, 3rd degrees. Atwell was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Burglary items recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received credible intelligence over the weekend in regards to the location of stolen construction materials that had been burglarized from a residence being built in Grayson County. Hart County Sheriff and several Deputies arrived on Priceville Road, located and seized hundreds of items in relation to the burglary. Seized were European ceramic and porcelain tile, solid red oak hardwood, HVAC equipment, electrical panels and various other items in relation to construction. The victim in these crimes personally identified the items as his property. The estimate value of the items is $150,000. Once the items are inventoried for evidence, they will be returned to the owner in Grayson County. The investigation is ongoing and several arrests will be forthcoming.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Shelbyville man arrested in Hart County

Deputy Shields and Deputy Caleb Butler received a call Saturday of an assault with shots fired on Aetna Furnace Highway. Prior to and upon arrival, multiple suspects fled the scene and one person was detained by deputies. After an investigation, 3 rifles, Kevlar body armor and over 20 grams of Methamphetamine were located. Arrested was 27 year-old Christian A. Ward, from Shelbyville, on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine, 3 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and persistent felony offender, 1st. Ward was lodged in the Hart County Jail and no bond was granted. The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Hart County inmate captured after escaping

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call Tuesday at 11:54 a.m. from the Hart County Jail requesting assistance in locating an escaped inmate who had fled from a work detail. According to jail staff, an inmate, Cody D. Dubree, had gained access to a beige 1986 Nissan Pickup without consent and left the property located on Bluegrass Avenue in Hart County. At approximately 4:27 pm, Kentucky State Police Troopers located the 1986 Nissan pickup being operated on Mayhew Road in Barren County. A vehicle pursuit ensued that ended in a cornfield near a wooded area on the Barren and Edmonson County Line. A foot pursuit followed resulting in the capture of Cody Dubree. Dubree was taken into custody and has been lodged in the Hart County Jail. He now faces the following additional charges:

Theft by Unlawful Taking (automobile) $500 or more but under $10,000, Escape, 2nd Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot), Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree (Police Officer), Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree, Driving DUI Suspended License, 2nd Offense, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, and Resisting Arrest.

Dubree was taken into custody and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Two drug arrests at Glasgow Wal-mart

Two Scottsville men have been arrested at Glasgow Wal-mart on drug charges. Police say they searched a vehicle and located methamphetamine and a syringe. 26-year-old Steven Payne, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense (methamphetamine).  Justin Carter, of Scottsville, was also arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine) and possession drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Plea agreement reached in bank robberies

A 47 year-old Bowling Green man, accused of robbing four banks, has reached a plea agreement in his case.  Decorise Major will be required to pay $20,618 in restitution and serve a yet-to-be-determined prison sentence.

Major was accused of participating in four bank heists in multiple states in a two-month period starting in September 2016, including an Elizabethtown Bank for about $3,000. Major also participated in taking about $13,000 from a Scottsville bank. He took $2,500 from a bank in Indiana and about $1,300 from a bank in Tennessee.  Each robbery carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Cave City Council receives economic development funding.

The Cave City Council was presented a $25,000 check Monday night to help fund economic development in Cave City. The check was presented to Mayor Dwayne Hatcher from Barren County Judge-Executive Micheal Hale. The fiscal court decided to split the $50,000 the county received this year. Hale said the court wanted Cave City to receive at least $25,000 to help possibly build a pad-ready site at the industrial park. Barren County is one of 39 counties in the state that is served by the TVA and therefore qualifies to receive funding from the Kentucky Department for Local Government for economic development as a result of the Kentucky General Assembly's passage of House Bill 114 in April 2018. The mayor then asked Hale to explain how much money the county will receive as a result of House Bill 114. Hale said it will be $50,000 a year; a three-year max, topping out in three years.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Mail scam reported in Glasgow

Glasgow Police say a company called Bestmark mails you a check and asks you to deposit it in your bank account. After you email them the deposit confirmation, they ask you to deduct $300 from your account. Then they tell you to go to various locations and buy Prepaid/Reloadable cards, load them with $500 and email them the pin numbers off the cards, along with a survey. Police say this is a scam! And you should never provide them with any information.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Bank robbery arrest in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police have arrested Steven Spruill in connection with the BB&T robbery in downtown Bowling Green. Officers and detectives on the scene began to search for him after the robbery Monday morning. Police say shortly after the robbery, a detective found Spruill on Adams Street. When police confronted Spruill, they say he lied about his name, but he later interviewed at the police station where he confessed to the robbery. Spruill is facing a robbery first-degree charge, tampering with physical evidence and giving false identifying information. He is currently in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Glasgow Police has new chief

The Glasgow Police Department has a new police chief. After years of service, Chief Guy Howie has retired, leaving the spot open for the next chief to take over. A vote was held last Friday, and Monday night at a city council meeting, Captain Jennifer Arbogast officially became the new chief of the Glasgow Police Department. Chief Arbogast says she started her law enforcement career at the Glasgow Police Department back in 2002 and has worked her way through the ranks. She started working patrol, then became a detective, a captain and new she is the chief. Arbogast has been a captain since 2014.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Munfordville City Council Meeting Thursday

Munfordville City Council will have a special called meeting Thursday, July 11th, at 5:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. The agenda will be to discuss health insurance and review fire department request on purchase of 2 fire trucks.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019 

Florida man arrested again in Cave City

Cave City Police say they received a complaint about a vehicle almost striking another vehicle head on. Police located the vehicle on First Street in Cave City traveling on the wrong side of the road.  When officers stopped the vehicle, police say they smelled alcohol. 48-year-old Michael Sell, of Florida, was driving the vehicle and refused standard field sobriety tests and refused to exit his car at the request of officers. Sell was arrested and charged

with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; reckless driving; and resisting arrest. Sell was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Caverna Middle School SBDM meeting

The Caverna Middle School SBDM will meet in a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:00 p.m. at Caverna Central Office for discussion of hiring a Principal.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, July 9th, at the Courthouse at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, July 8th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

There will be a Horse Cave City Council meeting Monday night at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. New business will include: First Reading: An ordinance relating to amendment of the Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission ordinance.

 

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Traffic Advisory: KY 583 in LaRue County

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Crews will make repairs to KY 583 between Mile Markers 2-3 in Northern LaRue County on Tuesday, July 9th. Work to dig out and replace base materials will require closure of the road for the entire day. If weather conditions remain favorable, work should be complete on Tuesday and the road reopened late in the day. Motorists should use KY 52 and US 62 as an alternate route to travel between Younger Creek and New Haven.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Hart County Pilot license rollout rescheduled

The pilot rollout of Kentucky's new, more secure driver's licenses in Hart County will be rescheduled to provide additional time for system improvements before the pilot phase continues. Franklin County and Woodford County recently launched the pilot program, and are currently offering the new credentials. The rollout date for Hart County and a small number of additional pilot counties will be announced soon. Driver's licensing offices in Hart County will now be open Tuesday, July 9th. A phased, county-by-county rollout extending to the remaining counties will begin this summer after the pilot period ends. Dates will be updated on the drive.ky.gov/confidentky website as the rollout approaches in each county.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

I-65 fatality near Munfordville

Kentucky State Police Troopers say a man from Milwaukee, WI, was killed early Sunday morning in a wreck on I-65. Troopers say the crash happened just after midnight Sunday morning near mm 67 around the Munfordville area. A preliminary investigation has revealed that 56 year-old Anthony Todd Davenport was driving a 2019 Chevy Impala when, for an unknown reason,  he left the right shoulder of the roadway, losing control of the car. Troopers say Davenport's car re-entered the road and crossed all northbound lanes and hit a concrete barrier wall. They add his car flipped at least once before stopping in the right lane. Davenport was pronounced deceased by the Hart County Coroner's Office. A passenger, 50 year-old, Deshevia Phillips, of, Milwaukee, WI, was transported from the scene and taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Homeless E-town man faces murder charges

A homeless man, who earned money as a street performer, is seeking to move his murder trial out of Hardin County in a letter written to Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. In the one-page letter, 21 year-old Joseph Capstraw wrote, "due to the severity of my case and its high-profile nature, I feel that a trial here in Hardin County will prove to be an unfair disadvantage for for me." Capstraw is scheduled to stand trial next month in the beating death of 18 year-old Amber Robinson, who died a year ago Sunday of blunt force trauma to her head. Capstraw was arrested early July 7th, 2018, after roaming a neighborhood near Joan Avenue in Elizabethtown and causing a disturbance. He admitted to killing Robinson after an argument. According to court records, there has been no decision offered in a possible change of venue for the trial.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

New driver's licenses coming to Hart County

Kentucky's new, more secure driver's licenses will be available in Hart County beginning Wednesday, June 10th, as part of the pilot phase of issuance. Residents are urged to gather required documents before visiting the Circuit Court Clerk Office to apply. "After launching in Franklin and Woodford counties, testing of the new driver's license production and issuance system is coming to Hart County. Residents should take the quick online IDocument Guide quiz to confidently gather the right documents you'll need to present at a Circuit Court Clerk Office when it's time to renew." By including a small number of offices in a pilot phase, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet can closely monitor the entire process and make any needed changes before cards roll out statewide.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Female felon arrested in Cave City 

A complaint from a Cave City business has led to the arrest of a wanted female felon. Cave City Police received a complaint Monday about a black passenger car in the McDonald's parking with the occupants possible unconscious.  Upon arrival, Police observed a black Kia occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. As the vehicle exited the parking lot, a traffic stop was initiated at the Shell Mart located on Mammoth Cave Street. A female attempted to walk away from the scene, but was apprehended. After being escorted to the patrol car by police, the woman managed to slip one of the handcuffs off and made a second attempt to flee, but was restrained. Police determined that Jessica L. Craine had three Barren County Bench Warrants for Probation Violation for felony offenses.  Crain was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Summer Shade man arrested for drugs

A Summer Shade man has been arrested on drug charges. Metcalfe County officials were dispatched to a home on Nobob Summer Shade Road Tuesday, after Protection and Permanency conducted a home visit at the residence of 40 year-old Marty D. McCoy. McCoy was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), first offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  McCoy was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Munfordville man arrested after search warrant executed

A search warrant executed by officials in Hart County, has led to the arrest of a Munfordville man. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Munfordville Police Department and Kentucky State Police executed a search Warrant Wednesday at 234 Skyline Drive in Munfordville.  Methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication were found at the residence, along with evidence suggesting that drug trafficking was occurring as well. Mark A. Bruton was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (greater than two grams of methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bruton was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police responded Wednesday morning to the Cave City Post Office regarding a suspicious male subject reported to be on the back deck. Upon arrival, contact was made with an employee that stated that the male subject had left the premises and gave a description of the subject Officers located a male subject in the immediate area. Upon contact with the subject, he was acting nervous and jittery and the subject appeared to be under the influence of unknown drugs. The subject was identified as Joshua Cogar. As officers searched Cogar, they located a small yellow baggie on him containing suspected methamphetamine. Cogar was arrested and transported to the Barren County Detention Center. As Cogar was being scanned in the body scanner at the Barren County Detention Center, the scanner detected that Cogar had ingested a foreign object. Cogar then admitted to swallowing 2 baggies containing methamphetamine. Cogar was treated at T. J. Samson Community Hospital and transported back to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

New leads in missing man'