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Monday, March 1st, 2021

High School basketball action

Basketball action continues Monday night as Caverna Boys host Todd County Central in a JV/Varsity contest starting at 6:00 p.m.  Meanwhile, Hart County JV/Varsity Boys will be on the road taking on Breckinridge County at 6:30 p.m. WLOC Studio 101 will have live coverage of the varsity game beginning at 6:15 p.m.

In Tuesday night's are high school basketball:  Hart County Lady Raiders will host Nelson County in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Board meeting

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors Conference Call/Video Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 2nd.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Gov. Beshear reports latest cases

Governor Andy Beshear reported 675 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths Sunday. At least 404,622 Kentuckians have tested positive. The state has 4,637 total COVID-19 deaths. The positivity rate is 5.02%.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Shooting in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office says on Friday night they responded to a call of a shooting. Deputies say they saw 30-year-old Mark Roberts walking back to a home on Lecta Kino Road from a wooded area. Deputies say nineteen 223/5.56 shell casings were found in the front yard, an AR-15 rifle was found inside the home with ten rounds in the magazine and one round inside the chamber. The report from the sheriff's department says "the rifle was on fire" when they found it. The Deputies stated the victims were found in Cave City by the Cave City Police Department. The report says Roberts estranged wife, son and two other people were in the vehicle which had multiple bullet strikes including in the windshield area and one around the side window of the vehicle. Deputies spoke to Roberts and he said he was mad at his estranged wife because of picture he saw on her Google account. He also said that he was mad when she showed up to pickup the child with another man with her. The report says Roberts indicated that he ran into the front yard to get a good line of sight so that he could shoot at the car and believed that he wanted to kill who he believed was his estranged wife's new boyfriend. None of the people inside of the vehicle were directly struck by any of the bullets. One person did have an injury to his head as a result of the shooting. Roberts is charged with attempted murder (domestic violence) and attempted murder. He was taken to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Tompkinsville man dies in crash

A crash near Summer Shade on Wednesday claimed the life of a Monroe County man.  Kentucky State Police say 67-year-old Jackie Emberton, of Tompkinsville, died when another vehicle turned across his lane along KY 163 at the intersection of Apple Grove Road.  The driver of the turning vehicle is identified as 86-year-old Jack Gibbons of Summer Shade. Emberton was unable to avoid the collision and hit the Gibbons vehicle in the passenger side.  Emberton was not wearing a seatbelt.  Gibbons and a passenger, 80-year-old Martha Gibbons were both belted but suffered injuries.  Jack Gibbons was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.  Martha Gibbons was admitted to T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Major construction work in Elizabethtown

If you travel through Elizabethtown over the next year or so, you'll notice major construction work on the northern side of town.  A nearly $14 million dollar project aimed to improve pavement conditions and safety begins Sunday night.  While the project's full plan includes rehabilitation of US 31W (Dixie Highway) from just south of the hospital area extending north all the way to just past the Kohls location, the first section of work extends from Ring Road to near Kohls.  Crews will be working around the clock. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction through the duration of the project with nighttime reductions down to one lane. Traffic delays will be possible through the area.  Access to businesses will be maintained, though short duration blockages may occur.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have set up a project website... US31W.org

The site will update construction information and provides additional project resources including the overall plan. Completion of the entire project is expected late summer of 2022.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Return to school plan approved at meeting

A return to school plan was approved by a vote of 5-0 at Thursday night’s Hart County Board of Education meeting.  The phased plan reopens in-person learning throughout the Hart County School system to four days per week… Monday/Tuesday and then Thursday/Friday. Wednesday will continue to be a virtual day for all students.  The plan will be phased in.  Grades K-3 will begin the new schedule on March 11th.  Grades 4-12 begin on March 18th.  Students currently attending via a full virtual schedule will continue as all-virtual students.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police arrested a man following a traffic stop Wednesday, charging him with several drug and traffic related offences. A press release from the department says James Karnes was pulled over near Edwin P Terry Estates and consent was given for a vehicle search. Investigation turned up methamphetamine, digital scales and a stolen firearm. Karnes was taken into custody and transported to Barren County Detention Center on charges of failure to maintain insurance, receiving stolen property, trafficking in methamphetamine, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball from Wednesday night, Larue County Girls defeated the Caverna Lady Colonels with a final score of 55 to 43. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds, while Larue County's Emma Moore scored 15 points, of which 5 were 3's.  In the boys, Larue County Defeated Caverna Boys 84 to 56. Larue County's Kellen Bowen scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds, while Caverna's Cam Buchanon scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds.

 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Schools plan to return to traditional setting

With the governor recently pushing for Kentucky's education administrators to begin or ramp up in-person learning, many area schools have announced plans to get students back into more of a traditional classroom setting.  Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner says he is anticipating students in Caverna Schools to soon be back in classrooms four days per week. The district discussed their continued reopening plan earlier this month and approval is expected at the March board of education meeting. Continued reopening is also the topic of tonight's special called Hart County Board of Education meeting. There are no other items on the agenda.  The meeting begins at 5pm. Public viewing of the meeting is available from the district's website: hart.k12.ky.us --  A simple internet search for Hart County Schools Kentucky should also help anyone interested in watching the meeting.
 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Cave City man arrested on numerous charges

A weekend altercation has landed a Cave City man in jail.  Saturday, Cave City Police say they were called to Reynolds Street after 52-year-old Terry M. Thomas assaulted a woman and lit a roll of paper towels on fire in an attempt to set a mobile home on fire.  When police arrived, Thomas came out of the residence and struck one of the officers. After a brief struggle, He was arrested and taken to Barren County Jail. Thomas is charged with 3rd degree assault of a police officer, 4th degree assault domestic violence, 1st degree arson, wanton endangerment and alcoholic intoxication.

 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Kentucky House weighs in on returning to school

On a state-wide level, the Kentucky House has weighed in on the issue of getting children back in classrooms. Wednesday, the legislative chamber passed a bill requiring schools to reopen in-person instruction by March 29th. The requirement is part of a larger education bill which cleared the House on an 87-8 vote. The measure now goes to the Senate. Under the bill, school districts would need to offer, at least, a hybrid schedule where students attend in-person classes at least two days a week and classes are held at least four days a week. While many districts -- in mostly rural areas of the state -- have already been conducting a hybrid schedule, other districts such as Jefferson County Public Schools are still wrestling with opening in-person learning.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Upcoming high school basketball games

In area high school basketball action Thursday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road in a girl/boy doubleheader as they take on Metcalfe County at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games.

 

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Campbellsville Friday night in a girl/boy double header. Join Studio 101 for play by play coverage beginning at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night area high school basketball: Hart County Boys defeated Edmonson County 72 to 67. Hart County's Dustin Butler scored 10 points and had 14 rebounds, Ethan Chenowith scored 13 points and Devon Roten scored 23 points.

Wednesday night, February 24th, the Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Larue County in a big district matchup. This is a makeup from last week. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of both games.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

City of Cave City Special Called Council Meeting

The City of Cave City will have a special called council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall Wednesday, February 24th, at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The school system's reopening plan is the topic of tonight's special called Hart County Board of Education meeting.  There are no other items on the agenda.  The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.  Public viewing of the meeting is available from the district's website: hart.k12.ky.us

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Coronavirus update given by governor

Tuesday afternoon's statewide virus update includes 1497 newly confirmed cases. There are also 16 related deaths included in Tuesday's report.  In the daily briefing, Governor Andy Beshear recommended all school districts offer or expand some form of in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1, or seven days after district personnel have received their second vaccination

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Semi crashes through Barren County home

A tractor trailer crashed through a home in Barren County Tuesday morning. Local authorities say there was no one inside when the incident occurred on KY 87 at the intersection of Tracy Road around 10:00 a.m.  The semi diver lost control the rig, causing it to leave the roadway. He was not injured.  There is no word of any citation or pending charges.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Two arrested on drug charges in Glasgow

Two Edmonson County men face drug charges after being arrested in Glasgow on Monday.  Police say Dunchalie Alford and Michael Herzog were subjects of a traffic stop on Lexington Drive. Consent was given for a vehicle search, which turned up a glass pipe, digital scales and methamphetamine.  Both are charged with possession of a control substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were taken to Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Area high school basketball

Hart County Boys varsity plays at Whitefield Academy Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. The Caverna Thomas Nelson game is cancelled, however the Caverna Boys will host Monroe County Friday night at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have the broadcast beginning at 5:40 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear provides the latest update Thursday on Kentucky's battle against COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported 1,880 new cases of the virus and 36 deaths including a 91-year-old Barren County man and a 66-year-old Hart County man. The governor also reported a positivity rate of 7.08 %, the lowest since November 6th.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 26,372 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 23,153 of which have recovered. The district has 334 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Thursday include: Barren County 23, Edmonson County 4, Hart County 7, Metcalfe County 11 and Warren County 43.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Man identified in officer involved shooting

The man shot in Thursday's officer involved shooting in Russellville has been identified. According to initial investigation by Kentucky State Police, Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to 120 Sam Walton Drive in Russellville around 6:00 p.m. attempting to locate Brian D. Ellis, of Hopkinsville, who had active felony warrants for attempted murder. When they found Ellis, he drove a vehicle towards deputies and shots were fired. Ellis was transported to a medical facility where he is being treated for a gunshot wound and his condition is unknown at this time. Kentucky State Police were dispatched to investigate the incident. The investigation is currently ongoing.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police Department received a complaint Tuesday afternoon of a reckless driver at Five Star. Upon arrival, Sgt. Matt Mutter made contact with 26-year-old Mistie Cropper, from Bowling Green. Cropper appeared disoriented and confused about where she was and how she got there. Sgt. Paul Reynolds arrived on scene with K9 Jax. K9 Jax performed an open-air sniff around Cropper's vehicle. K9 Jax made a positive alert on the vehicle. Cropper stated there were 100 Xanax pills and marijuana in a box in the vehicle. Approximately 137 suspected Xanax pi8lls were found in the vehicle, along with a baggie of suspected marijuana. Cropper was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense (>120 D.U. drug unspecified), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cropper was lodged in Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Bowling Green man arrested in shooting

Bowling Green Police have arrested 28-year-old Christian Castillo, of Bowling Green, in connection with the murder of Diego Pedro. According to Bowling Green Police, Pedro was shot Tuesday night while in his vehicle at the intersection of W 15th and Butler Way. Castillo was charged with Murder and Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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February 12th, 2021

Crashes on I-65 in Hart & Hardin counties

Southbound I-65 was blocked Thursday in Hart County just south of Bonnieville near MM67 due to a multivehicle crash. Northbound I-65 was blocked at Exit 91 Interchange with Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County due to a fatal crash.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Governor Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear reported the latest developments Wednesday on the spread of COVID-19 and the efforts to vaccinate Kentuckians. Gov. Beshear announced the state's positivity rate has decreased again to 7.5% The governor reported 1,914 new cases of the virus and 49 additional deaths including an 82-year-old woman from Hart County and a 66-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 26,049 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 22,895 of which have recovered. The district has 327 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Wednesday include: Barren County 62, Edmonson County 8, Hart County 14, Metcalfe County 16 and Warren County with 79 new cases.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Sheriff's Office closed, but assistance available Thursday

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the essential personnel of the Hart Co Sheriffs office will be out in full force however, the Sheriff’s office will be closed Thursday. If you need assistance and need to speak with deputies on duty, you can call the Kentucky State Police dispatch and they will get you in touch with them.  Dispatch phone number: 270-782-2010 or you can call our office at 270-524-2341 and it will get you in contact with them directly.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Campbellsville woman arrested for shoplifting

A Campbellsville woman faces charges after attempting to leave Walmart without paying for merchandise. Tuesday afternoon, Campbellsville Police were called to the store in reference to a woman trespassing.  40-year-old Ashley Allen had been previously barred from the store but on Tuesday she pushed a full cart out the door and was approached by Walmart security personnel. Allen ran into the parking lot where police took her into custody.  She is lodged at Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Pursuit and drug arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow Police Officer on routine traffic patrol Tuesday recognized a man with an active warrant and ended up in a foot pursuit. Justin K. Bennett, of Glasgow, was located on Travis Court. As the officer attempted to make an arrest, the suspect ran away. Bennett was apprehended after being chased a short distance and methamphetamine was discovered in his possession.  In addition to the active warrant, Justin Bennett now faces charges of fleeing or evading police on foot and possession of a control substance, 1st offense.  He is lodged at Barren County Detention Center and is scheduled for a court appearance this afternoon (Thursday).

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Grayson County convenient store robbery

A convenience store just across the Grayson County Line in Butler County was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.  Two white males entered Vanburen's Market on KY 79 (Caneyville Road) around 4pm. Content of the robbery is unclear but officials with the Butler County Sheriff's Department say the two men fled in a dark blue SUV. The Grayson County Sheriff's Department was notified the suspects were headed north on Caneyville Road into Grayson County but deputies and the local constable were unable to locate the vehicle. Police say both suspects are described as young and slender. Both of the white males were masked. Anyone with information is asked to contact either the Butler County or Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In girls action from Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Adair County 36 to 28 with Caverna's Krista Gamboa scoring 18 points and Tavi Gonzalez with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

In boys action, Adair County defeated Caverna 48 to 38 with Caverna's Meek Ater scoring 18 points wit5h 16 rebounds and 6 blocks.

In Friday night area basketball action: Caverna Boys will host Thomas Nelson in a JV/Varsity contest beginning at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders JV/Varsity will be on the road Friday night taking on Adair County. Join WLOC Studio 101 for live coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Unread emails at Ky's Unemployment Insurance Office

An audit says Kentucky's unemployment insurance office had a massive backlog of unread emails as it struggled to process jobless claims. State Auditor Mike Harmon says more than 400,000 emails archived by the office, were unread as of last November 9th. He says those emails included problems needing to be resolved and questions from unemployed Kentuckians. Harmon released the audit Tuesday. Like other states, Kentucky was hit by massive numbers of claims for jobless assistance brought on by the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has noted that the state's unemployment system endured years of budget cuts before he became governor.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Age deception at health department for vaccination

At least one health department in our region says people have lied about their age in order to receive a Coronavirus Vaccine. Individuals will be required to show an ID when arriving for vaccine appointments at Grayson County Health Department. Public Health Director Joshua Horton-Embry says with limited vaccine, they have to be sure and follow proper phases in administration.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Ky. Gov gives COVID-19 update

Kentucky reports 2,339 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 35 virus-related deaths from Tuesday afternoon's media update. Virus related hospitalizations are now down to approximately 1,200 and the state’s test positivity rate is about 7.6%. If the rate is less than 5% for two weeks and testing is widespread, the virus is considered under control. In the daily update, Governor Andy Beshear announced the federal government has increased Kentucky’s vaccination supply by 6%. He says vaccination appointments for Wednesday and Thursday at Kroger regional vaccine sites will be rescheduled because of an expected winter storm.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Man facing wanton endangerment charges

A man is charged with nearly striking an officer with his car and later leading authorities on a high-speed chase northwest of Bowling Green toward Leitchfield. The pursuit ended in Grayson County when 26-year-old Rex White of Louisville ran out of gas.  Officials initially responded to a road rage incident Monday night near Beaver Dam. White fled the scene, nearly striking a Beaver Dam police officer. Kentucky State Police located the suspect vehicle and a pursuit began along Western Kentucky Parkway from Ohio County into Grayson County, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour.  Rex White faces charges of endangerment of a police officer, reckless driving, drug trafficking and other related offenses. After being arrested, he was taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Lower number in Tuesday coronavirus cases

Monday's virus report contains the lowest daily number of newly confirmed cases since December. The governor reported 1,003 state-wide cases and 40 related deaths.  The positivity rate continues to decline, now at 7.78%, the lowest since early November.  Out of the statewide newly reported cases number, Hart County contributed five and Barren County contributed 13.

 

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 

Hodgenville man arrested on various charges

Monday bookings at Hardin County Detention Center include a Hodgenville Man. Elizabethtown Police arrested 49-year-old Charles Krupinski on charges including driving on a DUI-suspended license, not having an illuminated license plate, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony probation violation.

 

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Arrest in Metcalfe County

A Metcalfe County man faces several regulation violations and criminal charges after attempting to move a mobile home on a public roadway. The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department says 23-year-old William Hawkins was operating a farm tractor towing the large mobile home eastbound on KY 640 near Old Randolph School Road when a fire started. The mobile home became engulfed by flames causing damage to private property and the road.  Closure of KY 640 lasted approximately five hours for clearing.  Hawkins is cited to Metcalfe District Court for leaving the scene, obstructing the roadway, failure to display a slow moving vehicle emblem, having no house trailer moving permit along with escort and safety violations. The cause of the fire has not been officially identified. An investigation continues.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Area high school basketball updates

Caverna Lady Colonels will be on the road taking on Warren East at 5:30 p.m. Both the Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys games have been cancelled for Monday night.

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be in action Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. as they entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header. You can join Studio 101 with the broadcast of both games beginning at 5:15 p.m.  Hart County Boys JV/Varsity tames with Edmonson County have been cancelled.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Annual Black History program begins Friday

The Hart County Historical Society will air it's Annual Black History Program beginning Friday, February 12th. The guest speaker will be Hometown Hero, Noel "Tick" Rogers, Jr., who was voted 1992 Kentucky Mr. Basketball. The program will be posted for viewing on the Hart County Historical Society Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of Horse Cave City Council will be held at City Hall 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday, February 8th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Governor updates Ky on COVID-19 cases

The governor announced 1,532 new cases and 31 new deaths in Kentucky on Sunday. This marks the fourth straight week of declining cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began. At least 377,790 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 4,051.  44,945 people have recovered from the virus.  4,175,368 Kentucky have received tests. The positivity rate dropped below 8% and is now at 7.97%. As of Sunday, 96 out of 120 counties are in the red zone on the state's COVID-19 incidence rate map.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hardyville man arrested on drug charges

Hart County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant Friday at Hundred Acre Pond Road, Hardyville. 56-year-old Thomas Atwell was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of controlled substances, 1st, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, buy/possess, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces) and was also served an outstanding arrest warrant for criminal mischief, 1st degree. Atwell was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting on scene was the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Bowling Green woman killed on I-65

A Bowling Green woman died Saturday morning following a crash on Interstate 65. At 4:56 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green was requested by the Warren County Sheriff's Department to respond to a fatal collision at the 32 mm on I-65 south. A preliminary investigation revealed that a tan Ford passenger vehicle, being operated by 30-year-old Ceirra Brown, of Bowling Green, was disabled in the right lane of travel of I-65 near the 32mm. A 2020 Peterbilt tractor hauling two trailers being operated by 44-year-old Christopher Zatezalo, of Spring TX, was traveling south in the right lane. Zatezalo's vehicle stuck the disable vehicle causing one of the trailers to overturn. Brown was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Kentucky State Police. No other information was released.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hart County man arrested in shooting

A Hart County man is accused of shooting his father and grandfather Friday night. Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call around 5:50 p.m. of a shooting incident at 13442 Cub Run Highway in Hart County. According to State Police, 21-year-old Alexander S. Gardner, of Cub Run, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree assault domestic violence and lodged at the Hart County Detention Center. Gardner's bond is set at $50,000. Alexander's father, Jerry R. Gardner, Jr. and grandfather, Jerry R. Gardner, Sr., were taken to UofL Hospital where they are being treated for gunshot wounds as a result of the incident. Both are listed in stable condition. There were no other individuals reported to have been involved or injured during the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In area high school basketball action from Thursday night in the girls: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Cumberland County 54 to 21 with Hart County's Dea Bradley scoring 15 points, Haley Sturgeon scored 12 points and Kylie Adcock scored 11 points with three 3's. Hart County Boys defeated Cumberland County 71 to 59 with Hart County's Devon Roten scoring 20 points and Ethan Devore had 17 points.

 

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.

WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

In a varsity double header Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against Meade County Girls at 5:30 p.m., while Hart County Boys take on Daviess County at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Hart County.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Former teacher sentenced to 15 years

A former Hardin County middle school teacher convicted of child pornography charges has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Robert Alan Thompson, of Hodgenville was sentenced last week in federal court. Thompson was fired from his job at a Hardin County middle school last April. Investigators say Thompson was in possession of more than 1,500 sexually explicit photos and videos involving minors.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Stolen motorcycle recovered and arrest made

A stolen motorcycle has been recovered and a man is under arrest for theft in Edmonson County. The sheriff's department received a tip Wednesday of the stolen cycle and rider spotted on E. Hack Road. Officers followed 28-year-old Joshua Lindsey of Brownsville to a mobile home where he initially refused to comply with repeated requests but was eventually arrested for the theft. The cycle's VIN had been freshly spray painted, according to deputies. Lindsey was also served a summons out of Warren County for Violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order and a Warren County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on trafficking and possession charges.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

House passes bill to change teacher's retirement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a bill to change retirement benefits for new teachers hired starting next year. Lawmakers on Thursday said the measure would relieve some pressure on the state’s troubled public pension plan for teachers but won’t solve its massive unfunded liability. The bill would not affect teachers already enrolled in the retirement system. The bill would mean that teachers hired starting next January would contribute more toward their retirement benefits. Some lawmakers complain the measure is being rushed and amounts to a benefit cut. The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Graduation continues to rise in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Council on Postsecondary Education says graduation and retention rates continued to increase at Kentucky’s public universities last year despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The council said in a statement Tuesday that the six-year graduation rate at four-year universities was 56.4% in the 2019-20 school year. That's up 1.4% from the previous year and up nearly 6% over the last five years. Graduation rates were also up by 2.4 % last year at the Kentucky Community and Technical College system. Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson says the numbers are a testament to good leadership on Kentucky campuses.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County's Thursday morning fiscal court meeting began on a somber note with acknowledgement of the death of Kerry McDaniel.  Serving as the current Solid Waste Director, McDaniel also served as head of Hart County's emergency management.  Judge Executive Joe Choate expressed appreciation and sympathy to the McDaniel Family.  After an opening prayer, court business included the jail report. There are currently 148 inmates at the facility. Jailer Israel Brown Bergenson presented the county with two checks totaling just under $20 thousand dollars.  The county approved selling two surplus trailers by high bid.  Approval was given for constable contracts between the county and William Tweedy and Walter Bush. The judge was given approval by the court to sign a $100 thousand dollar agreement for recreational trails at the Woodson House.  The county's agreement with Kentucky State Police for 911 dispatch services was renewed in the amount of $143 thousand dollars, which is the same as the current agreement. And, the judge executive was authorized by the court to sign a $200 thousand dollar grant for household utility assistance.  The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.Thursday, February 18th, in the Hart County Courthouse.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

Area high school basketball action continues Thursday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys entertain Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of both games starting with the girls at 5:15 p.m.

 

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.

WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

In a varsity double header Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against Meade County Girls at 5:30 p.m., while Hart County Boys take on Daviess County at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Hart County.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Larue County awarded illegal dumps grant

Larue County will receive nearly $8,000 as part of a state grant for the cleanup of 72 illegal dumps in 18 counties across Kentucky. Larue County will receive $7,750.84 of an approximately $587,000 grant to clean illegal dump sites. According to the release, as part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25% match of the amount. The Energy and Environment Cabinet may waive the 25% match on any individual illegal open dump where cleanup costs exceed $50,000.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

BRDHD confirms new COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 25,206 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 21,961 have recovered. The district has seen 279 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Wednesday include: Barren County 4, Edmonson County 13, Hart County 9, Metcalfe County 2 and Warren County 54.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Two arrested in Glasgow on drug charges

Glasgow Police department responded to a complaint in the parking lot of Walmart that resulted in two people arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police Department made contact with James Hicks who denied consent to search the vehicle. A K-9 performed an open air search, at which time officers located marijuana, methamphetamine, pipes and Lorazepam inside the vehicle. James R. Hicks, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with drug possession, driving on a suspended license and DUI. Betty J. Johnson, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Triple murder case bound over to grand jury

Joseph Carey's fate lies in the hands of the Butler County Grand Jury. Carey is charged with one count of murder domestic violence, two counts of murder and a charge of wanton endangerment, in the deaths of his wife, Angela Carey, and her parents, Charles and Lupe McGranahan. During his hearing on Tuesday, the Commonwealth's Attorney Blake Chambers suggested the death penalty. The cash has been waived to the grand jury.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's area basketball game in the girls: Elizabethtown defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 66 to 44 with Hart County's Dea Bradley scoring 28 points.

Area high school basketball action continues Thursday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys entertain Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of both games starting with the girls at 5:45 p.m.

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.  WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

In a varsity double header Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against Meade County Girls at 5:30 p.m., while Hart County Boys take on Daviess County at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Gov. gives update on spread of coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 and the distribution of vaccines in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear announced the federal COVID-19 team will increase Kentucky's vaccine supply by an additional 5%. In total, the state's supply will increase by 22% the week of February 8th compared with the week of January 25th. The governor also noted Tuesday was the fifth day in a row that the state's COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed under 9%. Gov. Beshear reported 2,443 new cases and 32 deaths. Deaths included a 62-year-old Grayson County man and a 71-year-old Ohio County woman.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 25,072 cases of COVID-19 in the4 Barren Rive4r District, 21,804 of which have recovered. The district has 278 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Tuesday include: Barren County 9, Edmonson County 9 Hart County 0, Metcalfe County 1 and Warren County with 13 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Local couple arrested on burglary charges

A man and woman face charges related to an attempted weekend burglary in Horse Cave. Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson says the department followed a lead to Lonoke Road and stopped a vehicle which matched descriptions in connection to the incident. After investigation, 54-year-old Tanya Sharp, of Cave City, was taken into custody on charges of attempted burglary, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference, buying and/or possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. In connection to the incident, police also arrested 61-year-old Teddy Horton, of Munfordville. He is charged with attempted burglary, endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference and buying and/or possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are lodged in Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Louisville man arrested after pursuit

A 23-year-old Louisville man is in the Warren County Regional Jail after a pursuit that started in Barren County and ended in Warren County. KSP says they were notified just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday that Barren County authorities were in pursuit of a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Codie Dewitt, of Louisville. Police say Dewitt stole a 2004 Chevy truck in Barren County. Officials say the pursuit went on to the Cumberland Parkway and then on to Interstate 65 southbound where a tire deflation device was used with partial success. Authorities say the stolen vehicle continued on to exit 28 where it went southbound on Louisville Road. According to KSP, Dewitt hit a passenger car and finally a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sergeant used a pit maneuver to stop the vehicle. The truck came to a stop and Dewitt was arrested and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail. Dewitt is charged by Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), reckless driving, assault, 2nd degree, speeding 26mph or greater over the speed limit, disregarding a stop sign, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator's license, criminal mischief, 1st degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, improper passing, fugitive from another state service of Kentucky warrant. Dewitt also faces pending charges from Barren County authorities.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Fatal collision on Cumberland Pkwy

Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call from Adair County dispatch Tuesday morning at approximately 00:45 in regards to a fatal collision that had occurred seven miles east of Columbia on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway at the 56 mile marker. Preliminary investigations indicate that 21-year-old Abel Vargas, of Russell Springs, was operating a 2003 Nissan pickup westbound on the Parkway when he lost control due to slick road conditions. Vargas' vehicle traveled through the median and overturned in the middle of the eastbound lane. 47-year-old Howard Carpenter, of Russell Springs, was operating a 2017 Nissan Rogue east bound and was unable to avoid the collision and struck the overturned Nissan pickup. A passenger in Vargas' vehicle, 20-year-old Alejandro Diaz, of Middleburg, was able to exit the vehicle and was standing in the roadway when a 2021 freightliner semi operated by6 49-year-old Allen McDaniel, of Mclean, TX, approached the scene and was unable to stop, striking Diaz and the Nissan Rogue. Carpenter was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries. Vargas was transported to the Russell County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Diaz was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. McDaniel and his passenger, Vallerie McDaniel, were not injured. The incident remains under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins. Other KSP personnel, Adair County Sheriff's Department, Adair County EMS, Adair County Coroner's Office and Air Evac Lifeteam assisted at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Monday night high school basketball

In boys action Monday night, Hart County defeated Nelson County 62 to 56. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 16 points and Jackson Shoulders scored 10 points and had 14 rebounds.

 

In Tuesday night's high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be at home entertaining Elizabethtown at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be at home playing Thomas Nelson at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of both Hart County games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Governor signs remote driver's license extension

The governor has signed an extension of a special program for remote renewal of qualifying expired Kentucky driver’s license and ID cards through each county circuit court clerk’s preferred mail-in or drop off method.

The order applies to Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and state-issued identification cards that expire through June 30, 2021. The previous order would have expired on February 28th.  Applicants who require driver testing by Kentucky State Police must successfully complete that step before renewing a credential. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray advises residents not to wait until a credential's expiration date to renew by mail. He says plan ahead and allow sufficient time for processing. A license can be renewed up to six months before its expiration date. Gray says the cabinet is working to make renewal as convenient as possible. Residents in Hart County can contact Circuit Court Clerk Kayla Rountree's office in Munfordville for specific local information.  Her office number is 270-524-5181.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Attempted burglary arrests in Horse Cave

A man and woman face charges related to an attempted weekend burglary in Horse Cave.  Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson says the department followed a lead to Lonoke Road and stopped a vehicle which matched descriptions in connection to the incident. After investigation, 54-year-old Tanya Sharp of Cave City was taken into custody on charges of attempted burglary, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference, buying and/or possession drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.  In connection to the incident, police also arrested 51-year-old Teddy Horton of Munfordville.  He is charged with attempted burglary, endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference and buying and/or possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both are lodged in Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Multi-vehice crash on Cumberland Parkway

Emergency response agencies have cleared the scene of a multi-vehicle crash along Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway between Columbia and Russell Springs.  The parkway closed in both directions around 2am forcing a 5-hour detour along KY 80 Adair and Russell Counties. The crash involved commercial and passenger vehicles.  There is still no official word regarding injuries.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Governor gives update on coronavirus

Governor Andy Beshear reports 1,623 newly confirmed statewide cases of COVID-19. In his Monday address, 35 related deaths are also reported.  The governor announced a 30-day extension of the mask mandate. The state is currently seeing a 8.85 percent positivity rate.  In one specific category of improvement, 1,314 people are hospitalized across the state due to the virus. That's down from what has been a consistent average of around 1,600.

 

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

Area high school basketball this week

Edmonson County at Caverna girl's game cancelled Monday night due to KHSAA COVID policy.

Hart County Raider Boys will be on the road Monday night taking on Nelson County in a JV/Varsity game. WLOC will have live coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

 

In Tuesday night's high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be at home entertaining Elizabethtown at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be at home playing Thomas Nelson at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of both Hart County games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

Ky's Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,768 new cases and 31 new deaths in Kentucky on Sunday. Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky reported a decrease in cases for the third straight week. At least 361,124 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 3,745. At least 43,380 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

 

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

E-town man gets 35 years in child's death

It's been more than 2 years since a 4-month-old boy was found badly beaten inside an Elizabethtown home. A few hours later on December 20th, 2018, Brody Lemuel Taylor was pronounced dead at Hardin Memorial Hospital. O0n Friday, the man charged with causing Brody's numerous injuries, which included skull fractures, multiple rib fractures and being choked, accepted a plea deal in Hardin Circuit Court. 26-year-old Jahi Cinque Hall was sentenced to 35 years in prison. He had been arrested December 22, 2018 and charged with murder. The plea agreement for the sentence was offered Thursday by the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Final sentencing for Hall is set for March 9th at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Latest in area high school basketball

In Thursday night action locally, Hart County Boys defeated Whitesburg Trinity 82 to 52 Hart County's Julian Barber scored 21 points.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action Friday night entertaining John Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the girl's varsity game beginning at 6:15 p.m.

The Caverna Boys game scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been cancelled.

Hart County JV/Varsity will host Bullitt Central at 5:30 p.m. WLOC Studio 101 will have live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Four Regional COVID-19 vaccination sites

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the opening of four regional COVID-19 vaccination sites as Kentucky ramps up inoculation efforts while awaiting increased vaccine supplies. Expansion of the vaccination network was announced as the governor reported 69 more coronavirus-related deaths Thursday. That's the most reported in one day in Kentucky since the pandemic began. One site opening next week is at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. It starts the state’s vaccination partnership with Kroger. The other new regional sites are opening in partnership with two hospitals in Paducah and one hospital in Danville.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Ky manufacturer expanding and hiring

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a Kentucky manufacturer is expanding and hiring more workers. A statement from Gov. Andy Beshear says Material Handling Systems Inc. plans to invest $7.6 million in a new facility in Bowling Green. The Thursday statement says the expansion will create 200 full-time jobs. The Mt. Washington-based company manufactures conveyor and automated sortation equipment. The statement says the Warren County facility will provide steel structures for conveyor and sortation systems that will be installed at the company’s headquarters in Mt. Washington. Material Handling Systems says the expansion is a response to recent and anticipated growth.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

High-speed chase on Bluegrass Parkway

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper watching for speeders along a highway went on a wild high-speed vehicle chase. The man he later arrested turned out to be a homicide suspect from Pennsylvania. A state trooper was watching for speeding vehicles Wednesday night on the Bluegrass Parkway when he saw a truck going 110 miles per hour. State Police say a chase ensued. The suspect was finally stopped when he hit a cruiser head-on. Officers arrested Isaac Sanchez of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After he was booked, it was learned that he is wanted for criminal homicide in Pennsylvania.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Drug investigation and pursuit in Barren County

A three-month drug related investigation ended with a short pursuit in Barren County on Wednesday. Authorities attempted to stop 34-year-old Tyler Branstetter on Bailey's Bend Road around 9pm. He tried to get away by driving through a residential yard but was blocked and taken into custody without further incident.  A report from the Barren River Drug Task Force says Branstetter told officers he was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers recovered just under 400 grams of crystal meth along with marijuana and a handgun. Branstetter faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance – enhanced with the presence of a firearm, possession of a handgun by convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He is lodged in Barren County Detention Center.  Additional charges are pending.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Neighbor altercation arrest and injury

An altercation between neighbors earlier this week in Cave City has landed one man in jail and injured another. Police responded to an apartment on Glenwood Court Monday and determined James Madden and been cut with a knife. Madden says while letting his dog out, Richard Gammon was outside yelling and chasing the dog.  Madden says Gammon had a knife in his hand. Gammon was asked to quit yelling and calm down. Gammon told Madden to mind his own business and then charged Madden. A police report indicates Madden - in defense - threw Gammon onto the hood of a parked car. Madden's right hand was cut during the scuffle. Richard Gammon is charged with assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is lodged in Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Area high school basketball updates

In local basketball action Thursday night:

The Hart County Boys varsity will host Trinity Whitesville at 6:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will have the live broadcast beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action with a JV/Varsity game Friday night at 5:00 p.m.  Studio 101 sports will have live coverage starting with the pregame show of the varsity girls game at 5:45 p.m.  Meanwhile, Hart County boys will be on the road taking on Mercer County in a JV/Varsity contest at 6:00 p.m.

The Caverna Boys will travel Saturday night to take on Washington County at 3:00 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for play by play coverage as we begin the pregame show at 2:45 p.m.  Hart County JV/Varsity Boys will host Bullitt Central at 5:30 p.m.  WLOC Studio 101 will have live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Governor gives statewide update on virus

Wednesday's statewide virus update includes 2,424 newly confirmed cases and 47 related deaths.  From the state's total, Hart County reports 12 newly confirmed cases and Barren County reports 34.  As statewide daily virus reports continue to fluctuate by large margins, the state's number of related hospitalizations remains fairly consistent at around 1,600.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

One-vehicle crash in Metcalfe County

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday responded to a single-vehicle collision, which occurred 2 miles north of Edmonton. According to Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Garnett D. England was traveling southbound on Kentucky 533 in a 2012 Ford F-150, when the vehicle dropped off the southbound shoulder. Garnett then traveled across both lanes of travel, exiting the roadway off the northbound shoulder and overturned in a field Garnett was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital where he was treated and released.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In girls action: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated North Hardin 70 to 56, with Hart County's Hayley Sturgeon scoring 23 points with 9 rebounds, Dea Bradley scored 17 points and Kylie Adcock scored 16 points and had 5 rebounds. The Hart County - Edmonson County Boys game scheduled for Tuesday night was cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

BRDHD latest report on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 24,165 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. 20,630 people have recovered. The district has 259 deaths reported so far. New cases reported Tuesday include: Barren County 43, Edmonson County 14, Hart County 18, Metcalfe County 8 and Warren County has 101 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Woman identified in fatal I-65 crash

The woman killed late Monday in a Northbound I-65 crash between Munfordville and Bonnieville is now identified. Kentucky State Police say 47-year-old Naomi Sparrow of Louisville died at the scene after her Dodge Avenger struck guardrail on the right shoulder then re-entered driving lanes and impacted a semi and an SUV before coming to rest on the inside barrier wall. No one else was physically injured during the incident. Drivers from the semi and SUV are from out of state. Northbound lanes were closed nearly five hours into Tuesday morning for cleanup and crash reconstruction.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

E-town man indicted for strangulation

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on a strangulation charge. Among other charges, 21-year-old Kelly Norman Davison, of Elizabethtown, faces one count of first-degree strangulation which is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, as well as fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury; complicity to receiving stolen property, firearm and resisting arrest. Davison remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Murder suspects appear in court for preliminary hearing

Dederic Anderson and Antwan Britt both made their appearance virtually Wednesday morning with Judge Sam Potter presiding.  Anderson was arrested January 18th in Bowling Green, and Britt was arrested the same day in Barren County. Both face charges in connection with the murder of 23 year-old Tayveon Bibb. Judge Potter referred the case to the Grand Jury. The judge made no changes to their bonds, which remain at one million dollars.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night area high school basketball: Caverna Boys JV/Varsity will be on the road taking on Foundation Christian Academy. Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road in a JV/Varsity contest with North Hardin at 5:00 p.m. Hart County Boys will be at home in a JV/Varsity game taking on Edmonson County. Join WLOC or the pregame show of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Monday's statewide virus update includes a four-week daily reporting low of 1,268 newly confirmed cases.  From the state's total, Hart County reports 10 newly confirmed cases and Barren County reports 18. There are 39 deaths included in Monday's statewide update.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Woman faces animal cruelty charges

A woman in Warren County is facing animal cruelty charges after 63 dogs were found living in unsanitary conditions. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says Donna Byard is charged with second-degree cruelty to animals after a control officer responded to a tip in Alvaton late last week. A report describes large amounts of feces clogging a drain and covering the  barn floor where these dogs were lodged. Byard told officers the drain had been clogged for two weeks. The animals have been removed from the property. After several inquiries, the sheriff’s office specifies the dogs are not available for adoption.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Funding for improvements at Kentucky's dams

A major funding boost is on the way to the US Army Corps of Engineers. Senator Mitch McConnell says $110 million is being dedicated to improvements at Kentucky's dams this year. The funding is a continuing congressional authorization from legislation enacted in 1996. Locally, one of the "Twin Lakes" is slated as a significant beneficiary. The plan includes approximately $8.7 million for major rehabilitation of the dam at Rough River Lake on the Grayson-Breckinridge County line.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Man arrested on burglary charges

Suspicious activity at a storage complex in Cave City has led police to an arrest. While on patrol, Officer Phillips with the city's police department heard loud banging coming from one of the units located on Baker Street. A brief investigation revealed an unlocked door and additional noises coming from another unit. Officer Phillips found Leon Anthony Trulock in one of the units and ordered him to exit. Trulock was taken into custody on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing. When searched upon arrival at Barren County Jail, Trulock was carrying methamphetamine and a glass pipe. He is additionally charged with possession of those items and promoting contraband.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In high school basketball from the weekend, Hart County's Lady Raiders did not play their scheduled game at Washington County Saturday night. It was one of 33 girls games canceled across the state due to KHSAA Covid-19 Policy.

In boys action Saturday night, the Hart County game was played against Washington County as scheduled.  The Commanders defeated the Raiders in overtime, 71-70.

 

The girls 4th Region All A Classic Championship featured a win by the Metcalfe County Lady Hornets. They defeated Clinton County to move on to the Girls State All A Classic and will play Danville on Wednesday afternoon, February 17th at Eastern Kentucky University's McBrayer Areana.  The 5th Region Girls All A Classic winner from last week is 9-0 Bethlehem. They will play 7-1 Walton-Verona on Monday morning, February 15th in what will likely be one of the best girls matchups of the first round.

 

Hart County's Raiders JV/Varsity game has been cancelled for Monday night.

 In Tuesday night area high school basketball: Caverna Boys JV/Varsity will be on the road taking on Foundation Christian Academy.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road in a JV/Varsity contest with North Hardin at 5:00 p.m. Hart County Boys will be at home in a JV/Varsity game taking on Edmonson County. Join WLOC or the pregame show of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Update on virus in Kentucky

Statewide virus information released from the governor's office on Sunday includes 2,018 newly confirmed cases and 35 deaths.  Hart County has four included in the total.  Barren County has 30 included in the total.

The statewide positivity rate is dropping with a continued decline over the past few days.  It is currently at 10.24%.  The rate is figured on a rolling seven-day tally to more accurately provide trend indications by averaging out extreme reductions and spikes which are sometimes due to uneven data reporting.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Newborn protection bill becomes law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill meant to preserve lives of newborns, including any infant born after a failed abortion, has become law in Kentucky. Governor Andy Beshear allowed the measure to become law without his signature. Senator Whitney Westerfield said Friday that he's grateful Beshear didn’t veto the measure but was disappointed the governor chose not to sign it. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky said it was “incredibly disappointed” the governor didn’t stop the measure from becoming law. Under the bill, a doctor performing an abortion must take what it deemed “all medically appropriate and reasonable steps" to preserve the life of a born-alive infant.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Cave City Police make drug arrest

Officer Phillips, with the Cave City Police Department, was patrolling Thursday at the storage units on Baker Street in Cave City when he heard a loud banging coming from one of the units. The officer found the unit unlocked and after opening the unit, heard more banging coming from another storage unit. Officer Phillips order the person to come out which was determined to be Leon Anthony Trulock.  Trulock was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd degree, and Criminal Trespass 2nd degree. Upon search of Trulock after arriving at the Barren County Jail, Methamphetamine and a glass pipe were located on him. He was also charged with Possession Control Substance, 1st degree (METHAMPHETAMINE), and Promoting Contraband, 1st degree. He then was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Fire destroys Cave City home

Fire gutted a home in Cave City over the weekend. The fire department responded to a residence just north of Cave City Baptist Church near the 300 block of Dixie Highway, across from parkland drugs, and extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire has not been officially released. A family member who asked to remain unidentified says there were no injuries.

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Missing Barren County teenager

Authorities are searching for a male teenager missing from a home in Barren County. On Monday, the sheriff’s department responded to the call from a home on Lick Branch Road. They say Logan Peterson left the residence wearing a tan hoodie with “Self Made” on the front, blue jeans and a gray Nike backpack. The young man is described as six feet tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He typically features a light beard and usually wears a silver necklace. He has tattoos, including a cross on his right forearm and the word “real” on his left forearm. Police say they believe he is in either Warren County or Butler County. Anyone with information should contact the Barren County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Ky Governor gives virus update

Thursday's statewide virus report includes 3,738 newly confirmed cases and 58 virus related deaths.  The state continues to consistently hover around 1,600 hospitalizations related to the virus.

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Governor vetoes bill for bypassing cases

FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed the bill aimed at bypassing a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving state government. Beshear says the attempt to steer cases away from the Franklin County Circuit Court reflects “legislative dissatisfaction with the duly elected judges and their rulings.” For years, former GOP Gov. Matt Bevin and other Republicans complained about rulings by Franklin circuit court judges in high-stakes cases dealing with constitutional issues. GOP lawmakers have the numbers if they decide to override the veto when they resume their session next month.

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Weekend area high school basketball

In Friday night area high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Green County at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders & Hart County Boys will be on the road Saturday night taking on Washington County at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 WLOC will be on the air with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education working session will be held Thursday evening, January 21st, at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Office, followed by the regular board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

BRDHD confirms more coronavirus cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 23,078 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, of which 19,664 have recovered. The district has reported 244 deaths from COVID-19. New cases reported Wednesday include: Barren County with 38, Edmonson County has 5 new cases, Hart County has 19, Metcalfe has 6 and Warren County has reported 130 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Magnolia family wins top honor

The Caleb Ragland family of Magnolia was announced the winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Achievement Award January 13th during its national convention held online this year because of the pandemic.

The award recognizes young farmers who have excelled in their operations. Caleb, who served four years as president of the LaRue County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, has served on the Kentucky Soybean Board, is on the board directors for the American Soybean Association, is president of the Kentucky Livestock Coalition and serves locally on the Farm Service Agency’s county committee.

Leanne is secretary of LaRue County Farm Bureau’s board of directors, president-elect of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board, serves on Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom’s board of directors and is a member of the LaRue County Extension Council of the University of Kentucky.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Boys' and Girls' Sweet Sixteen Tournaments

Dates are set for the 2021 Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournaments. An announcement late Tuesday from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association says the boys tournament will be March 31 through April 3, followed by the girls on April 7 through 10.

Each tournament will be played over four days at Rupp Arena, with the semifinals and championship played on the final day.

The four-day format was standard for the state basketball tournament for several years prior to the 2013 season when a statewide legislatively-initiated panel recommended separating the semifinal/championship Saturday schedule into two days.

As it currently stands, attendance for both tournaments will be restricted to 15% of capacity. Additional details will be announced in February regarding the ticketing process.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's games, the Hart County Lady Raiders game was cancelled. In the boys: Taylor County defeated Hart County 80 to 65. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 19 points and Jackson Shoulders scored 7 points and had 12 rebounds.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Governor vetoes bill to limit executive powers

Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed bills that would limit executive powers by a sitting governor. The legislature completed fast-track work on these limiting measures earlier this month. Republican lawmakers have the numbers to override any vetoes when they resume their 30-day session in February. In defending his vetoes, Beshear says these measures hamstring the state’s effort in managing the pandemic until vaccinations become widespread. Beshear faces criticism of overreaching with his series of emergency COVID-related restrictions on businesses, schools and individuals. Specifically, critics say orders were arbitrary and uneven in application.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Bowling Green man charged with murders

A Bowling Green man is charged with killing his wife and two others. State Police say officers found three bodies at a Morgantown home Tuesday morning. Each had been shot multiple times. 32-year-old Joseph Carey was arrested at the scene and faces three counts of murder and wanton endangerment.  Carey’s wife, 30-year-old Angela Carey and two others, 79-year-old Charles Mcgranahan and 63-year-old Lupe Mcgranahan were killed. Carey is being held at Butler County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Homes evacuated in Edmonson County

Homes are evacuated in a portion of Edmonson County late Tuesday when a semi-tanker full of gasoline overturned in the 8000 block of KY 259. Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle says residents within a quarter-mile of the scene were asked to clear the area as a precaution. Crews worked overnight to drain the tanker so it could be safely removed. The road remains blocked for the Wednesday morning commute. Emergency and transportation officials estimate the road being closed until mid-morning.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Second arrest in murder case

The Bowling Green Police Department announced Tuesday that a second person is under arrest in connection with the murder of Tayveon Bibb. Kentucky State Police arrested 23 year-old Antwan D. Britt, of Bowling Green, and 34 year-old Megan T. Sequeira, of Glasgow, according to a release. Britt is charged with murder and Sequira is charged with first degree hindering prosecution, according to the release. Both are held in the Barren County Detention Center. Britt is awaiting extradition to Warren County. Bibb died of multiple gunshot wounds in the early morning hours Sunday, January 10th, on East Main Street. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Ky Gov. statewide briefing on COVID-19

The governor's Monday afternoon statewide briefing reports 1,998 newly confirmed virus cases and 40 deaths.  Hart County contributed 10 to the statewide total while Barren County accounts for 15 in that number. Hospitalizations across the state are trending down. Monday afternoon, Governor Beshear's report indicated 1,587 hospitalized around the state. Even through the recent surge in reported numbers, the hospitalizations total has marginally fluctuated to just under and over 1,700.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

High School basketball continues

Caverna's boys were on the road looking for their first win of the season Monday night at Danville Christian. The Colonels played close, but fell by a final of 67-62. In the past two games, they have been on the short end by only eight points combined.

Hart County Lady Raiders were defeated Monday night by Barren County with a final score of 59 to 51. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored, 16 points, while Kyle Adcock had 15 points. In boys, Hart County was also defeated by Barren County 62 to 53. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 15 points in the game.

 

High school basketball action continues with another girl/boy double header Tuesday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys are back on the road taking on Taylor County. Studio 101 will have play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m. Girl’s tip off time is at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

E-town man arrested on federal crimes

Another Kentuckian is accused of federal crimes related to crowds which stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Michael Sparks, of Elizabethtown, is charged with unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement. A complaint filed Sunday in federal court fot the District of Columbia indicates an acquaintance identified Sparks in photographs and in a video as being the first individual to climb through a broken window into the U.S. Capitol Building. Sparks is later photographed inside, confronting a U. S. Capitol police officer.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Lexington expansion for Georgia-Pacific

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Georgia-Pacific says it plans to expand its Dixie cup manufacturing operation in Kentucky while closing a facility in Pennsylvania by the end of the year. Georgia-Pacific says about 190 jobs at the Lehigh Valley plant in Easton, Pennsylvania, will be lost. The Lexington expansion will create about 50 jobs. Lehigh Valley will continue making cups for the next several months while equipment is moved to Lexington. The company says all Dixie cups will be made in Lexington after this year. Georgia-Pacific also has a plant in Bowling Green that makes plates and bowls. A recent expansion there created more than 70 jobs.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Ky Governor gives update

The governor's Monday afternoon statewide briefing reports 1,998 newly confirmed virus cases and 40 deaths.  Hart County contributed 10 to the statewide total while Barren County accounts for 15 in that number. Hospitalizations across the state are trending down. Monday afternoon, Governor Beshear's report indicated 1,587 hospitalized around the state. Even through the recent surge in reported numbers, the hospitalizations total has marginally fluctuated to just under and over 1,700.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

Monday night area high school basketball continues as Caverna Boys JV/Varsity teams travel to take on Danville Christian at 6:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road taking on Barren County at 6:00 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:45 p.m. 

 

High school basketball action continues with another girl/boy double header Tuesday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys are back on the road taking on Taylor County. Studio 101 will have play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m. Girl’s tip off time is at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Ky Gov updates COVID-19 cases

Governor Andy Beshear on Sunday reported over 2000 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky. The governor announced 2,362 new cases and 34 new deaths. Gov. Beshear said this week saw 3,700 fewer cases than last week, with more than 23,050 reported. The death toll is now 3,127. The positivity rate is 11.49%.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Two missing Glasgow teens sought

The Glasgow Police Department is requesting help in locating two missing teens. The teens are 17-year-old Haleigh Franke, who has blonde/brown hair and 16-year-old Trenady Hinson who has black hair. Police say they were last seen Sunday around 3:00 a.m. at their residence on Lexington Drive. If you have any information, call Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Barren County Sheriff's Office investigations

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Friday morning just before 7:30 a.m. on Beaver Creek Road. The East Barren Volunteer Fire Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS assisted. The Barren County Sheriff's Office investigated an accident Friday morning just before 8:30 a.m. The accident was reported on Finney Road and Nan Bishop Road. The South Barren Volunteer Fire Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS assisted.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Domestic violence arrest in Warren County

Kentucky State Police say they have arrested a man involved in a domestic violence case from Simpson County in Warren County. KSP say they assisted Franklin Police in arresting a man after it is reported that he assaulted his girlfriend. At this time, police say they are working on charges and have pending felonies on the suspect. Social media reports swirled that the female had been murdered, police say these claims are false. Police say the incident occurred at the Fly J Travel Center near exit 2 in Simpson County. Police say the suspect then traveled to Warren County where he was arrested by KSP in Plano. Police say the investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

High School basketball action

In the Girl's 5th Region Class A Championship: Bethlehem defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 83 to 32. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider boys travel Friday night to take on Larue County. Catch coverage of both games on Studio 101 beginning with the pregame show at 5:40 p.m. Tip off time is set for 6 o'clock.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Cave City City Hall closed Monday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday, January 18th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

ART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING, MAGISTRATE GARY GARDNER OPENED THE MEETING WITH
PRAYER. THE COURT HEARD ALL COMMITTEE REPORTS. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED TO ADVERTISE TO SELL SURPLUS EQUIPMENT, 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE #220.53 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4 CARES ACT REIMBURSEMENT, ACCEPT BIDS ON SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS ITEMS, BUDGET TRANSFER #10, BANK TRANSFER #5, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, SHERIFF'S 4TH QTR. FINANCIAL REPORT, FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE #220.54 BUDGET AMENDMENT #5 CARES ACT REIMBURSEMENT, RESOLUTION #21-01-14 ORDER OF AFFILIATION WITH HART COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE, APPROVE 2020/2021 POLICY AND PROCEDURES, 2 YEAR APPOINTMENT OF KERRY MCDANIEL AS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, AND 2 YEAR APPOINTMENT OF BRIAN WEBER AS ROAD SUPERVISOR. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, IN THE COURTROOM.


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Friday, January 15th, 2021

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 21,939 cases, 18,485 of which have recovered. We have 227 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported were: Hart County with 24, Barren reporting 19, Edmonson County with 4 new cases, Metcalfe County has 665 new cases reported, while Warren County has 129 new cases reported.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Auburn couple arrested for child sexual abuse

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 39-year-old Joshua Lewis and 43-year-old Dawn Lewis on charges related to child sexual abuse material. The Lewis' were arrested after the KSP Electronic Crime Branch discovered the couple sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Joshua Lewis is currently charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Dawn Lewis is currently charged with twenty-six counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. They were taken to the Logan County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Edmonson County teacher loses job

An Edmonson County High School teacher is arrested, charged with attempted production of child pornography and attempted online enticement and is no longer employed. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 28-year-old William Oneal Lindsey, of Brownsville, was arrested at the high school. According to the criminal complaint, on January 7th, 2021, the defendant began an online conversation that was sexual in nature with a person he believed to be a minor. But officials say Lindsey was actually talking with an undercover officer with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General's Department of Criminal Investigations. Authorities say Lindsey agreed to be interviewed. During the interview, he admitted the person he met online he knew to be a minor, that the conversation was sexual in nature and he asked for images. Lindsey was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In Wednesday night's 5th Region Class "A" tournament at Campbellsville High School, Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Washington County 41 to 34. Caverna's Krista Gamboa scored 16 points. Caverna Lady Colonels will play Bethlehem Thursday night with a 6:00 p.m. tip-off. The pregame show will begin at 5:45 p.m. on Studio 101 - WLOC.

In boy's action: Washington County defeated Caverna 73 to 70. Caverna's Cam Buchanon scored 21 points.

Join Studio 101 WLOC for play by play coverage Friday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys travels to take on Larue County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. The pregame show will begin at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, January 15th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Edmonson County staff member arrested

There is very little official information regarding the Wednesday arrest of an Edmonson County High School staff member. Kentucky State Police placed 29-year-old William known as “Will” Lindsey into custody at the school and transported him to Grayson County Detention Center where we was listed as a federal prisoner held in transit.

Attempts by various Associated Press Member Media Outlets to obtain information regarding charges have been referred to the US District Attorney's Office in Louisville, which has yet to release official information.

Will Lindsey is listed on the school district's website as the JAG coordinator at Edmonson County High School. If you are unfamiliar, JAG is a “school to work transition program designed to keep students in school through graduation and help them transition into the workplace in quality jobs."

Edmonson County Schools Superintendent Brian Alexander issued a one-call to student homes of the district, saying district administration is aware of the arrest and there is currently no knowledge of any allegation of inappropriate activity involving students attending the District. Superintendent Alexander goes on to say appropriate action is being taken to remove the employee from the District until further information is obtained.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Governor update on coronavirus

Governor Andy Beshear reported 4,560 newly confirmed virus cases and 47 related deaths during his Wednesday afternoon briefing. Again, he criticized the Kentucky legislature by saying now is not the time to pull away the authority that he claims keeps us safe. His comments are in response to bills aimed in limiting executive actions resulting from a sitting governor's judgment.  Hart County contributed 13 reported virus cases to Wednesday's statewide total.  Barren County contributed 22.

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

One-time payments to unemployed

Distribution will begin soon for one-time payments to thousands of unemployed Kentuckians. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday for a program which earmarks $48 million of federal coronavirus aid.  One-time checks of $1,000 will go to people who have yet to receive their benefits and have been without a job since late October. Another group of Kentuckians will receive a one-time $400 check. Those payments will go to people who missed out on supplemental jobless benefits last year.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Circuit Court assignment bill sent to governor

Kentucky lawmakers have given final passage to a bill curtailing the statewide influence of a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving state government. The measure was sent to Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday. It reflects a long-running goal of many lawmakers to steer cases away from Franklin County Circuit Court.  Under the bill, cases dealing with the constitutionality of state law, executive orders or administrative regulations would be heard in the plaintiff’s home county. Those cases now are traditionally tried in Franklin Circuit Court, in the state capital of Frankfort.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Petition calling for representative's impeachment

A citizen petition is calling for the impeachment of State Representative Robert Goforth who is facing a strangulation charge from this past April.  Goforth represents a portion of Eastern Kentucky surrounding Laurel County. He ran in the previous governor's race, presenting then Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin a formidable challenge in the Republican Primary. The petition was presented to the state house of representatives Wednesday. It says Goforth should be removed from office for physically abusing his wife. The petitioners say Goforth’s ouster would signal that domestic abuse will not be tolerated. In response, Goforth says he won his house district reelection by a wide margin last year despite what he calls “a nearly constant assault" on his character.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Farmers RECC Scholarships awarded

Eight Farmers RECC Scholarships are now awarded to students following a random drawing. These scholarships are normally presented during the co-op's annual meeting which was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Winners include:  Tammy Hensley of Canmer; Sarah Hensley, of Bon Ayr; Tristen Miles, son of Lee and Maria Miles, of Munfordville; Aubree Turner, daughter of Clyde and Darlene Turner, of Cave City; Grayson Martin, son of Joey and Cindy Martin, of Glasgow; Hannah Huffaker, daughter of Harold and Melanie Huffaker, of Glasgow; Braxton Davis, son of Jason and Allyson Davis, of Edmonton, and Shawna Edwards, daughter of Shawn Edwards and Patricia Wilson, of Edmonton.

Farmers RECC also sends four area high school juniors on an all-expense paid trip to Frankfort and Washington, D.C. each year as part of the Rural Electric “Government in Action” Youth Tour. These trips were also canceled due to the pandemic. In an effort to alternatively award students, Farmers RECC made the decision to provide a scholarship to each winner. Recipients of the 2020 "Government in Action" Youth Tour award are:  Ethan Chenoweth, of Cub Run, son of Burke and Traci Chenoweth; Mattie Coomer, of Cave City, daughter of Jason and Sarah Coomer; Briley Burks, of Glasgow, daughter of Brian and Oleva Burks and Claire Wilson, of Edmonton, daughter of Amy and Jason Neighbors and Chris and Misty Wilson.

Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by the members they serve.  The co-op provides electric to over 25,000 service connections in eight Kentucky counties.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Hardin County man indicted for attempted murder

A Glendale man who allegedly placed a rifle on the back of another man's head is now indicted for attempted murder among other charges in Hardin County. Police say during the November incident, 38-year-old Aaron Florian pulled the trigger but the weapon malfunctioned and did not fire. He was arrested and lodged at Hardin County Detention Center. According to a citation, Florian allegedly also picked up the rifle a day before the incident and threatened the victim, saying he would not live to see Saturday and that he was a dead man.  Florian and the other man are related, though the citation summary does not specify their kinship.

Attempted murder is a Class B Felony in Kentucky, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. Aaron Florian is also indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening.

He has been jailed since his arrest in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Tuesday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Tuesday night in the girls, Hart County defeated Thomas Nelson 64 to 44. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 20 points and had 5 rebounds and Kylie Adcock scored 16 points and had 7 rebounds.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Butler County man arrested on various charges

A Butler County man has been arrested on multiple charges in Edmonson County. While on patrol, an Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy saw a Honda Accord turn without stopping at the stop sign or signaling the turn. The license plate information came back as expired on a Chevy instead of a Honda. The deputy stopped the car and found the driver, 30-year-old Anthony Hazelwood, of Morgantown, was driving with a suspended license and had multiple priors for the same offense. Hazelwood was arrested for driving on a suspended license and the deputy found suspected methamphetamine on Hazelwood. Multiple baggies of suspected methamphetamine and multiple forms of drug paraphernalia were also found after the car was searched. Hazelwood was charged with: possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree/1st offense (methamphetamine), trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree/1st offense (> or = 2 gms methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, improper registration plate, and failure to produce insurance card. Hazelwood was lodged into the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Governor gives coronavirus update for Ky

Hart County's total accounts for 14 of the 3,053 newly reported virus cases from across the state on Tuesday. Twenty-two deaths were reported in Kentucky. The state total is a sharp increase over Monday's number of 2,085 which was down nearly 1000 from the day before. Though the numbers are bouncing from day to day, in his Tuesday address, Governor Andy Beshear added more weight to blaming holiday gatherings for daily high reports from last week. There has been a varied interpretation of the numbers.  Before last week's spike, Beshear predicted a spike on anticipation of holiday closures and inconsistent schedules by associated testing, reporting and tracing agencies.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Drug bust in Barren County

A potent drug bust was made in Barren County on Monday night.  Agents with the Barren River Drug Task Force entered a residence on Wildcat Road by warrant where 51-year-old Brian James Stephenson was taken into custody after a search turned up approximately 40 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 275 grams of processed marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, firearms and cash. He is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana along with possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm.  Stephenson was taken to Barren County Correctional Center.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Search for woman who crashed stolen car into hospital

Police are searching for a suspect after officials say a woman crashed a stolen car into the main entrance of Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital.  Elizabethtown police say the unidentified woman broke into a Mercury Grand Marquis which had keys still inside. The suspect is believed to have crashed the vehicle accidentally while attempting to steal it. After the collision, the woman left the car, entered another small car and drove away. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Elizabethtown Police Department at (270) 765-4125.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

5th Region All "A" Classic

In the 5th Region All "A" Classic Wednesday night at Campbellsville High School, the Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys take on Washington County at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Lincoln National Historic Park temporarily closing

The visitors center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will be closed for the next few months for safety upgrades. A project to replace the facility's fire suppression system is set to begin installation next week. A temporary visitor center will be opened in the park’s Memorial Building. The park’s bookstore will operate a limited sales space inside the Memorial Building during the project. The visitor center was constructed before 1960. Grounds of the park will remain open 8-5 Eastern, as usual, during the entire project.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Gov updates COVID-19 cases

Governor Beshear reported 2,085 newly confirmed state-wide virus cases Monday along with 21 virus related deaths. The new cases number is down by more than half from some daily totals reported last week.  The governor suggested a week ago, number spikes may be due, in part, to holiday reporting lag while later in the week he and some cabinet members suggested citizens attending holiday events contributed to elevated numbers.

From Monday's state-wide total, Hart County accounts for six newly confirmed cases:  Barren County 23, Edmonson County seven, Grayson County 12, Hardin County 12, LaRue County one, Green County two and Metcalfe County accounts for two.

Before announcing figures Monday afternoon, Beshear criticized legislators for passing a bill which makes CDC guidelines state law, in effect, limiting executive powers by a governor.  He went on to cite a letter received from the National CDC Director which states CDC directives shouldn't be taken as regulations when they are meant to be recommendations.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Man arrested after hiding in church

An intoxicated man found hiding in a Metcalfe County Church is facing charges.  On Friday, officials with the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Pleasant Hill Church in the Randolph community. Deputies located 36-year-old Michael Meredith of Edmonton in a storage room. Meredith was taken into custody on charges of burglary 3rd degree, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Flags in Kentucky flying at half-staff

National and state flags in Kentucky are flying at half-staff again today.  They were ordered lowered at state buildings Monday by the governor's office in accordance with a White House Proclamation for federal buildings to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.  Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset Wednesday.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

MVP trophies in area football given

WLOC Studio 101 MVP's were presented trophies Friday night.

Defensive Award: Jaxson Shoulders

* 1st in State in 3A in tackles

* 71 total tackles

* 6 tackles were for a loss

* Avg. 14.2 tackles a game in 5 games.

 

Offensive Award: Julian Barbour

* 21st in the state in rushing in 5 games

* 4 touchdowns - 475 yards

Avg. 7.1 yards a carry.

 

Offensive Award: Dustin Butler

* 11th in the state in rushing in 5 games

* 3 touchdowns - 505 yards

Avg. 8.3 yards a carry.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In area high school basketball Friday night in the girls: Hart County defeated Caverna 74 to 38. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 25 points and Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds. In boys action Friday night: Hart County defeated Caverna 82 to 38. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 23 points while Cavernas Meek Ater had 17 points.

Tuesday night, Hart County boys will entertain Whitesburg Trinity at 5:30 p.m. and the Hart County Lady Raiders will host Thomas Nelson at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live coverage of the games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m. You may watch the live video and audio of both games on youtube by logging on to HCRAIDERSKY.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Local school district - slow the spread

A local school district is asking for the help of parents and families to slow the spread of this virus. The Barren County School District is urging families of students to follow certain steps in certain situations. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, parents are asked to contact the student's school principal. This also goes for any student who may have been exposed to someone with the virus. For students who test positive, they will need to quarantine for 2 weeks, especially if they are around people who are high risk, like the elderly. Students only need to quarantine for 10 days if there are no symptoms. The quarantine period is 7 days if the student has a negative test on or after day 5 and has no symptoms.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Road department signs recovered

With a search warrant in hand, authorities in Metcalfe County entered a residence on John T. Fields Road Thursday which belonged to Austin L. England. The search warrant had been issued regarding a current theft investigation. Once the warrant was executed, several road signs belonging to the Metcalfe County Road Department were recovered inside the residence. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found.

Austin L. England was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. England was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

KSP request info on missing juvenile

Kentucky State Police is requesting assistance in locating Trevor Cannon of Hardin County. According to a post on KSP's Facebook page, Cannon was last seen at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday near BenchMark Foster Home in Glendale. It is believed he may be in Grayson County. Anyone with information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Bowling Green man dies from gunshot

A 23-year-old man has died following a deadly shooting early Sunday morning outside of a bar in downtown Bowling Green. The Bowling Green Police Department say they were on foot patrol near Three Brothers II Lounge when they heard gunshots around 1:40 a.m. Police say they located where the shots were coming from and found 23-year-old Tayveon M. Bibb, of Bowling Green, on the side of the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say Bibb was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say Advanced Crime Scene Processors were called to the scene. Police say they are conducting an investigation and working to identify other witnesses.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Fatal Collision in Simpson County

Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green say they were contacted Saturday evening by the Simpson County Sheriff's Department and requested to respond to a fatal collision involving a train. Police say 23-year-old Eric L. Webb, of Franklin, was operating a 2011 Chevy Impala westbound on Peden Mill Road in Simpson County. Police say Webb's vehicle approache3d a railroad crossing with crossing gates down. Police say Webb attempted to drive around the crossing gate but was unable to clear the intersection before being impacted by a CSX train. Police say Eric L. Webb was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Simpson County Coroner. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, January 8th, 2021

Cave City city council meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at City Hall Monday, January 11th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 8th, 2021

Governor gives COVID-19 update

Governor Andy Beshear announced 4,911 newly confirmed virus cases Thursday statewide, along with 37 deaths and a positivity rate of 11.9%. The state continues to see virus related hospitalizations of approximately 1,700.

Just a few hours later, the Governor televised his State of the Commonwealth Address.  His improvement proposals are divided into three significant categories which include providing immediate relief for families and businesses harmed by the pandemic, prioritizing the people of Kentucky, and making investments in the state’s future.

He proposes a fast-tracked bill to immediately make available $220 million in the Better Kentucky Small Business Relief Fund for small businesses that have experienced losses because of the pandemic.

On an individual level, he will be authorizing $48 million in CARES Act funding to those who have waited too long to receive unemployment benefits. That money will also help people who missed out on the federal government’s Lost Wages Assistance Program.

Beshear's proposed budget shows an allocation of $47.5 million to enhance the state’s unemployment insurance system following trouble by many during the pandemic to apply for and receive payments.

His budget shows a $1,000 raise for teachers and classified staffers, increases funding for textbooks and technology, recommends a 1% raise for state employees and seeks to improve compensation for local and state law enforcement and firefighters with a stipend increase.

Rounding out major components of the governor's proposed budget, he recommends using $272 million in one-time funds to improve infrastructure and create jobs. He recommends repairing crumbling schools with a one-time $100 million investment to renovate or replace them and also recommends providing $50 million to fund last-mile broadband coverage.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Renovation at WKU

As Western Kentucky University renovated and expanded over the past two decades, south-end residence halls have largely remained the same. A residence hall that multiple generations of WKU Students from our area, the region and all over the world have called home began coming down Wednesday. Barnes Campbell Hall is being demolished to allow completion of the “First Year Village” living and learning complex. The overall project surrounds south-end dorms of the campus and includes two new pod-style residence halls. A few former students who stayed at Barns Campbell during their time on The Hill came out to watch and reminisce Wednesday as demolition began.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Green River Ferry now open

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park has resumed service after being closed for a renovation project. Shuttling of vehicles restarted on Sunday. The service closed in September to extend the access ramp by 30 feet into Green River. The ferry operates daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Mammoth Cave National Park spokesperson Molly Schroer says the extended ramp will mean fewer interruptions of service due to low water levels.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Two missing teens located in Tennessee

Two missing teens from Kentucky have been located in Tennessee. A press release from Kentucky State Police says the two 14-year-olds, one male and one female, had not been seen in their Knott County hometowns since Saturday morning and were suspected to be traveling in an older model pickup. They were located Tuesday by Tennessee Highway Patrol in Smith County, just east of Nashville and Lebanon and placed in protective custody to await pickup by their guardians.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Lawmakers advance bills for opening day session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced bills to limit the governor's emergency powers and to keep businesses open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are on a fast track in the opening days of the 2021 session. A House committee on Wednesday advanced the bill allowing businesses and schools to stay open if they comply with federal virus-related guidelines. The measure is a priority of House Republicans. A Senate committee later approved a bill to limit the governor's executive orders in times of emergency to 30 days unless extended by lawmakers.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

Wednesday’s state-wide virus update from Governor Beshear includes 5,742 newly reported cases and 34 deaths.  Hart County’s total includes eight newly confirmed cases, Barren County with 37, Metcalfe County with five, Edmonson County with 16, Grayson County with 31, Hardin County with 179 and LaRue County with 17.  Green County shows 14 cases Wednesday after showing zero on Tuesday.  Governor Beshear this past weekend said holiday backlogs and agency schedules are likely to blame for some of the spiking and inconsistent totals being reported.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Friday night area basketball guidelines

Caverna travels to Hart County for a girl/boy doubleheader Friday night. The first game tips off at 5:30. Join us for the broadcast here on Studio 101 Sports. There will be no tickets available at the gate for the game. Only those with a reserved ticket will be allowed entry. Gym capacity is limited to 15% under current guidelines. For games at HCHS, home team players are allotted four tickets. Visiting players are allotted two tickets. Hart County games will be televised through the school's YouTube Channel:  HCRaidersKY. The Studio 101 Sports audio feed will be simulcast with the video.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Taco Bell opens in Munfordville

Munfordville's newest fast food restaurant is open for business. The Hart County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting as part of Wednesday's grand opening at the new Taco Bell location beside McDonald's at the I-65 Interchange. Customers waited in a long drive-thru line throughout the day to be among the first to order their border favorites at the new restaurant.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

In the girls: Marion County defeated Hart County 53 to 50 and Russellville defeated Caverna 56 to 50; Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 23 points.

In the boys: Marion County defeated Hart County in overtime 76 to 75, while Russellville won over Caverna 57 to 42. Caverna's Kenyan Woods scored 12 points.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Former E-town principal civil suit

A former high school principal is ordered to pay $3.6 million dollars in a civil suit. Kyle Goodlett of Elizabethtown is already serving time in prison as a result of criminal proceedings. Goodlett was arrested in October of 2016 following claims of stolen pornographic pictures and videos from students at LaRue County High School. Goodlett admitted he would confiscate cellphones, search them and download images to his personal devices. The newly issued civil ruling was made last week in U.S. District Court and combines awards for six plaintiffs to receive $600,000 each in punitive and compensatory damages. The civil case was originally filed in late 2017. The ruling states damages are determined because Goodlett knew, or should have known, that the taking and publicizing of private images of underage girls would cause harm and negatively impact plaintiffs’ reputation in their community. It also says Goodlett knew the girls were minors at the time and he used his position as principal to access the private photographs illegally.  Many of the plaintiffs say they endured negative or lewd comments from family, friends and acquaintances and that they suffered mental anguish, embarrassment and damage to their respective reputations as a result of their private photographs being published on the Internet.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Fields appointed as Metcalfe County Clerk retires

After more than two decades, Metcalfe County has a new Clerk.  Last month, Carol England Chaney presented Metcalfe County Judge Executive Harold Stilts a letter of resignation, effectively retiring, following 22 years holding the public office.  Chaney says she is looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren.  Shannon Fields is now appointed to fill the remainder of the current term which expires in 2022.  Fields has worked as an employee in the clerk’s office for several years.  She was administered an oath of office last week by Metcalfe County Attorney Barry Gilley.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Big Clifty man arrested in Grayson County

A traffic stop in Grayson County Monday night has resulted in the arrest of a Big Clifty man on several drug related charges.  A Grayson County Deputy pulled over 52-year-old Edward Scott after being observed driving and weaving on US 62 just after 7pm.  Scott was determined to be driving under the influence following a field sobriety test.  A search of his vehicle revealed approximately four grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, unidentified pills, a handgun, knives and more than $1600 in cash. Specific charges include possession and trafficking of methamphetamine, possession and trafficking  of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to produce proof of required insurance.  The specified drug related charges are enhanced with the presence of a firearm.  Edward Scott is lodged in Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Change coming for regional hospital

Another change is coming for one of our regional hospitals.  A purchase agreement which originated in April is now finalized to bring Twin Lakes Regional Hospital to the Owensboro Health network. The Leitchfield facility features 75 beds and employs approximately 500 people.  It becomes the third hospital in the group which also includes Owensboro Regional Hospital and Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Twin Lakes announced plans to seek an affiliation in August 2019 and conducted interviews with several interested health systems before pursuing an agreement with Owensboro Health. The Leitchfield hospital will be officially be named Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center.  The acquisition is effective immediately.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Ky Gov gives update on COVID-19

The number of Kentuckians receiving Coronavirus vaccinations is approaching 67-thousand.  That number comes from Governor Beshear’s Tuesday afternoon briefing.  He also says 57-thousand doses are arriving this week and approximately 54-thousand  are supposed to arrive next week.  These doses are all initial vaccinations and are in addition to boosters for those already receiving their first shot. Tuesday’s briefing includes 1,781 newly reported cases and 23 deaths from across the state. Locally, Hart, Barren and Metcalfe Counties each account for five new cases Tuesday.  Edmonson County has eight, Grayson County has 15, Hardin County has 31, LaRue County has one and Green County reported zero in Tuesday’s new cases number.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Area high school basketball underway

In Monday night's high school basketball action in the girls, Hart County defeated Franklin-Simpson 59 to 56; Barren County over Bowling Green 53 to 41 and Owensboro Catholic defeats Edmonson County 71 to 41. In boys Monday night action: Hart County defeated Campbellsville 69 to 62 - Devin Roten had 20 points to lead Hart County. Bowling Green defeated Barren County 65 to 40.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 19,477 cases, 16,515 of which have recovered. There have been 221 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Hart County with 3 new cases and a total of 1256; Barren County with 3 new cases and a total of 2,631; Metcalfe County has 2 new cases with a total of 593; Edmonson County has 1 new case and a total of 575 and Warren County has 76 new cases with a total of 10,530.  Vaccination clinics began Wednesday, December 23rd. and have been held in each of the eight counties that Barren River District serves.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Drug complaint leads to three arrests

A drug complaint in Glasgow has led to the arrests of three people. Glasgow Police Department responded to East Main Street in reference to a drug complaint. Officers received consent to search a home where they located digital scales, Methamphetamine, and syringes. Eddie Vibbert, of Edmonton, James Vibbert, of Edmonton and Margaret Russell-Spaethe, of Glasgow, were all arrested and charged with Trafficking In a Control Substance, 1st Degree - 1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

E-town man indicted on incest charges

A 23-year-old Elizabethtown man arrested in June for sex offenses involving a male family member has been indicted on four felony charges by a Hardin County grand jury. 23 year-old Zyaid Bani Hani was indicted on two counts of incest-victim younger than 18, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, along with one count of second-degree sodomy, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and third-degree sodomy, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Woman struck by rolling vehicle

Glasgow Police responded to an accident on Joe Montgomery Court on Sunday. According to a social media post by the Glasgow Police Department, a 2013 Honda Pilot was being worked on by the owner and was pushed out of the garage area. The owner lost control of the vehicle and it began to roll down the driveway. Hiromi Ozaki attempted to stop the vehicle before it hit the neighbors garage door. Ozaki was transported by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Hospital and later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for injuries. The accident is being investigated by Officer Robert Jenkins.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Basketball season gets underway this week

As basketball action gets underway Monday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road taking on Franklin Simpson in a JV/Varsity game at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Boys JV/Varsity teams will also be traveling as they go up against Campbellsville. Join Studio 101 WLOC for complete coverage of the varsity boys game starting with the pregame show around 7:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Hart County Chamber Board of Director's Meeting

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors Conference Call/Video Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 5th.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

ATV crash leaves woman dead; man faces manslaughter

A woman is dead and a man is charged with manslaughter after an early Sunday morning water rescue attempt in Warren County. Officers with the sheriff's department were called to a location on Eden Road just before 3:00 a.m. to find an overturned ATV in a creek.  One person was able to escape from the rollover but a female remained trapped under several feet of water.  Following a lengthy rescue, the woman was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green where she was pronounced dead. The ATV driver, Mickinley Brown, was also transported to the medical center for injuries. Police say he will be charged with second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (2nd offence).

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Positivity rate climbs in Kentucky

Sunday's state-wide virus numbers from the Governor's briefing include 2,860 new cases and 25 new deaths.  Just under 1,700 are currently hospitalized in Kentucky. The positivity rate continues to climb and now sits at 11.1%, the highest since the pandemic began. The governor announced over the weekend a backlog of reporting may account for the spike, in-part, due to holiday schedules of various agencies.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Vacating campus lawsuit will continue

A lawsuit seeking refunds for University of Kentucky students who had to vacate campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be allowed to continue. A Franklin County judge last week ruled that claims for a refund of nearly $20 million in mandatory student fees can be presented. The judge, however, dismissed a portion of the lawsuit seeking a partial tuition refund. The university had sought to dismiss the case entirely. The lawsuit says the fees support facilities like labs and gyms that were closed to students after the university switched to online classes in March.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Legislation session dominated by GOP

After months of watching mostly from the sidelines, Republican lawmakers in Kentucky are ready to put an imprint on policymaking. The party will begin this year’s legislative session in an increasingly dominant position after expanding their Frankfort House and Senate supermajorities in the 2020 election. They wield the power to override any gubernatorial veto. That means GOP lawmakers will be able shape legislation to their liking. That includes bills dealing with COVID-19 or policies for the post-pandemic world as vaccines increasingly roll out to more people. The General Assembly convenes its 30-day session Tuesday. Passing another one-year state budget tops the agenda.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

McConnell's and Pelosi's homes vandalized

US Senator Mitch McConnell's home in Louisville and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco have been vandalized in similar fashion.  Vandals lashed out at the two congressional leaders by spray-painting their homes with graffiti after the House and Senate failed to approve an increase in the amount of money being sent to individuals in a stimulus package.  McConnell’s home was spray-painted early Saturday with messages like “where's my money” and “Mitch kill the poor.”  At Pelosi’s home on New Year's Day in San Francisco, someone spray-painted a "two-k" symbol with a cross through it and the words "rent canceled."  A pig’s head and fake blood were also left at the residence.  Police in both cities are investigating but have made no arrests.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Basketball season gets underway Monday

As basketball action gets underway Monday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road taking on Franklin Simpson in a JV/Varsity game at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Boys JV/Varsity teams will also be traveling as they go up against Campbellsville. Join Studio 101 WLOC for complete coverage of the varsity boys game starting with the pregame show around 7:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Man dies of COVID while awaiting trial

A Kentucky man charged with murdering two people in 2016 died from coronavirus complications Monday afternoon - just days before his next scheduled court appearance in the slow-moving case. Craig Pennington, who was being held at the Marion County Detention Center, was accused of killing the couple who owned his rental cabin in the rural town of Springfield. The victims, 38-year-old Robert "Bobby" Jones and 35-year-old Crystal Warner, went missing July 3, 2016, and their bodies were later found in different parts of the state. A possible motive remains unclear, but Kentucky State Police said at the time that the couple h ad gone to the cabin to discuss the property with Pennington before they disappeared. The suspect pleaded not guilty and was set to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on January 15th. Pennington tested positive for the virus after being hospitalized with shortness of breath on December 11th. He was transferred to a different hospital in Louisville over the weekend but did not survive.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Hodgenville man accused of sexual abuse of minor

A 33 year-old Hodgenville man is facing 1st degree sexual abuse charges of a minor. Kentucky State Police Post 4 executed a complaint warrant against John Andrews, Jr. Saturday night. According to the warrant, a six-year-old victim was with family September 19th at a neighbor's house on Shamrock Street in Radcliff for a birthday party. The children were inside the home while the adults were outside. The victim gave details of what happened when she was alone with John Andrews, Jr. She was able to get out of the home and outside to her mother. Andrews is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Cave City woman arrested on drug charges

A Cave City woman has been arrested in Glasgow. Danielle M. Cowan was arrested after a traffic stop on Leslie Avenue on drug related charges. Officers received consent to search Cowan’s vehicle where they located Methamphetamine, syringes, and digital scales. Cowan was arrested and charged with disregarding a traffic control device, failure to or improper signal, trafficking in control substance, 1st Degree - 1st Offense (<2 gms Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

E-town resident charged with stealing car

An Elizabethtown man is facing multiple charges after reportedly breaking into a home last week and stealing a vehicle from his residence. 18 year-old Kandon Lunsford was arrested early Monday morning by Elizabethtown Police after he was observed Sunday night continuously driving around the drive-thru area of Rally's on West Dixie Avenue with a 15-year-old female and a 16-year-old male in the vehicle with him. After Elizabethtown Police were called, Lunsford was brought to Elizabethtown Police Department headquarters and during a recorded interview admitted to unlawfully entering a Walnut Street residence and stealing a 2012 Ford Taurus December 21st. Police also found suspected marijuana and rolling papers inside the vehicle. Lunsford is charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear January 8th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Cub Run man arrested for shoplifting

A Cub Run man has been arrested on shoplifting and other charges.  Roger D. Clark, of Cub Run, was arrested after being apprehended by loss prevention at Walmart in Glasgow.  Clark had passed all points of sale without paying for items he had in his possession. A K9 performed an open air search of Clark’s vehicle where the officers located Methamphetamine inside. Clark was arrested and charged with shoplifting under $500 as well as possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense - (Methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clark has been released from the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Two arrested in Glasgow after traffic stop

Two men have been arrested after a traffic stop in Glasgow. The driver, identified as Aaron Miller, of Brownsville, gave officers consent to search the vehicle where they found Methamphetamine, along with other drugs and digital scales. Miller was arrested and charged with speeding 10 mph over the limit, license to be in possession, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ethan Thompson, of Petal, MS, was arrested in connection and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree – drug unspecified, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both were transported to the Barren County Detention Center and have since been released.

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

E-town man arrested on strangulation charges

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Saturday on strangulation charges. Elizabethtown Police Depart­ment units were dispatched to West Circle around 3:45 p.m. in reference to a domestic assault.  According to the arrest citation, 34 year-old Josiah Humes was involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend. The citation said he reportedly struck her in the face with an open hand, causing her to fall on the couch in the living room, where he held her face down on the cushion, attempting to smother her.  The victim told police he attempted to strangle her several times with his hands after threatening to take her life.  After police were inside the residence, they located Humes where he resisted arrest.  Humes was transported to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown before being lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. Humes is charged with first-degree strangulation; fourth-degree assault – domestic violence, minor injury; third-degree terroristic threatening; second-degree disorderly conduct; menacing; and resisting arrest.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Clothes for Kids fundraising campaign

WLOC Clothes for Kids received a total of $8,430 during the fall-fundraising campaign. That brings the all-time total of funding over $396,000.  All money donated goes toward providing needed clothing for children in Hart County and Caverna School systems, working through the nine family resource centers. Thank you to everyone who made this year a success for Clothes For Kids.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Ky Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 Sunday. In a Facebook post, the governor announced 1,509 new cases of COVID-19 cases. The governor also reported 21 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,555. The positivity rate is now 8.06%.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

House fire in Barren County

Several volunteer fire departments were called out Saturday morning to reports of a house fire on Colesbend Road. The South Barren, Park City Haywood Volunteer Fire Departments. Barren-Metcalfe EMS also responded.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Accident occurs on Burkesville Road

An accident was reported Sunday morning around 3:50 a.m. on the Burkesville Road. The Barren County Sheriff's Office investigated and was assisted by the Temple Hill and Summer Shade Volunteer Fire Departments. Barren-Metcalfe EMS responded.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Cecilia man charged with unlawful imprisonment

A 46-year-old Cecilia man was arrested and charged Saturday with unlawful imprisonment. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office was called around 5:50 a.m. to 473 Morrison Lane in Cecilia on reports of a physical domestic situation. Upon police arrival, 46 year-old Jason Nugent fled the residence out the back door. According to the report, the officer was contacted by the victim, who identified herself as Nugent's live-in girlfriend. She said Nugent turned violent, striking her face causing redness and slight bruising over her left eye. The report said Nugent dragged her through the house by her hair and threatened her with a hammer. According to the citation, Nugent refused to allow the victim to leave the residence for an extended period of time, threatening to kill her. Nugent fled from law enforcement just prior to their arrival. A short time later, Nugent came back to the house and kicked the front door in. Upon law enforcement's arrival, Nugent fled the residence again, this time attempting to hide on the roof of the house. According to the citation, Nugent had to be removed from the roof where he actively resisted arrest. Nugent was arrested and charged with third0degree assault of police or probation officer, first-degree unlawful imprisonment; third-degree criminal mischief; resisting arrest; theft by unlawful taking - less than $500; third-degree terroristic threatening; and interfering with communications. Nugent is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

West Point man dies in crash after fleeing police

Munfordville, KY. (December 23, 2020) –  On Tuesday, December 22nd at 08:16 PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green was requested to respond to South Dixie Highway (US 31- W) near the intersection of L and N Turnpike (KY 335) in reference to a fatal collision. A preliminary investigation revealed that a Hart County Constable attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo traveling at a high rate of speed on US 31-W northbound.  The Monte Carlo failed to stop and maintained a high rate of speed causing the constable to lose visual of the vehicle near Rowletts Road.  The vehicle continued north on US 31-W where the operator lost control of the vehicle near Ky 335.  The operator, Michael E. Johnson (34) of West Point, Ky, was ejected after the vehicle struck an earth embankment and overturned.  Michael E. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Hart County Coroner.  Johnson was unrestrained at the time of the collision. The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Mike Wathen.  He was assisted on scene by Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County EMS,  Hart County Coroner’s Office, Munfordville Fire Department, Horse Cave Police Department, and other KSP personnel.  No further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

BG Regional Driver Licensing office moved

Bowling Green's Regional Driver Licensing Office has moved.  Citizens needing to get a new license or ID that is REAL ID compliant can visit 360 East Eighth Avenue, Suite 111. (The address is near SKyPac and the Hot Rods ballpark.)  Bowling Green's office is one of 12 regional offices currently established in a network that will eventually total approximately 24 around the commonwealth to handle licensing. Residents can still get an old-style drivers license at their clerks office but will need to update to a federally compliant license for air and international travel in the future. Local residents can also visit the Elizabethtown regional office, which is located in the former Kentucky State Police Post location near the I-65 Exit 94 interchange beside Cracker Barrel. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has a website filled with additional information including documentation requirements.  Visit drive.ky.gov for the latest information on REAL ID and Kentucky's regional licensing offices. The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

During his Tuesday afternoon update, Governor Beshear pleaded his case with Kentuckians to stay home for the holidays. He says Christmas for the first family will just be just him, his wife, kids and the dog.  Tuesday's state-wide report includes 3,057 newly confirmed cases and 28 related deaths. Hart County's contribution to the new cases total for Tuesday is six.  Barren County's contribution to the new cases total is 33.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Area schools begin semester with virtual learning

Caverna Independent and Hart County School Systems begin next semester on January 4th with virtual learning.  Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner from Caverna and Superintendent Nathan Smith from Hart County say schools will resume their respective purple-white and green-orange in-person schedules for instruction on January 11th. Students in both districts attending the in-person option will do so in the same manner as previously implemented at the beginning of this school year.

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Help For An Edmonson County Family

A community effort is underway to help an Edmonson County Family whose home was destroyed by fire last week.  Wingfield, Chalybeate and Brownsville departments responded to the mobile home blaze on Wingfield Church Road Thursday night.  The family of four, which includes two toddler girls, was visiting a neighbor when the fire began. Anyone who would like to help the family can contact Wingfield Fire Chief Brandon Graham at 270.246.2514.

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Vaccination Distribution and Sunday Virus Numbers Reported

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal advisory panel recommends people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers be put next in line for Coronavirus shots as Moderna vaccinations roll out to hospitals this week.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says last week's initial shots were given to 556,000 Americans.

 

Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear hailed the FDA's Moderna authorization. He says the vaccine will continue being administered to hospital and other health care workers across the state.  His report indicates 1,765 newly confirmed cases and 26 related deaths.  Approximately 1,600 are hospitalized in the state due to the virus.

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Help For Employers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Governor Beshear says the state is using $51.5 million in federal Coronavirus funding to provide relief from unemployment costs for more than 1,500 employers. A Friday news release indicates those impacted will be public schools, universities, government entities and nearly 1,000 nonprofits.  Beshear's Labor Cabinet says that during the pandemic, the federal government has let states provide relief to employers that reimburse the state 100% on employment claims paid on their behalf, bringing their share down to 50%. Beshear's action Friday covers the other half owed by the employers. Since the pandemic began, Kentucky has seen more than 1.3 million unemployment insurance claims.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURT ROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. RONALD RIORDAN OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY ALL DEPARTMENTS.
THE COURT APPROVED BIDS FOR 911 TOWER REPAIR, BUDGET TRANSFER #9, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ADVERTISE TO SELL MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FROM THE SHERIFF, JUDICIAL CENTER, JAIL, AND EXTENSION DEPARTMENT, FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE #220.53 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4 CARES ACT REIMBURSEMENT, SHERIFF'S 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT, CLERK'S 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT, CLERK'S 2021 BUDGET AND SALARY CAPS, THE PURCHASE OF 2 NEW TRUCKS AT STATE BID FOR THE ROAD DEPARTMENT, ACKNOWLEDGE THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PIKEVIEW ROAD, ACKNOWLEDGE GREEN VALLEY WATER DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JUNE 30th, 2019 AND JUNE 30th, 2020, RE-APPOINTMENT OF JOHN BUNNELL AND DR. KEVIN
FLOWERS TO THE HART COUNTY AMBULANCE BOARD FOR A 2 YEAR TERM, RE-APPOINTMENT OF ALICIA THOMPSON, REBECCA STURGEON, AND JOYCE MORGAN TO THE HART COUNTY TOURISM BOARD FOR 3 YEARS, HIRED JAMES BUNCH AS TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT ANIMAL CONTROL AT $10.50 PER HOUR, AND APPROVED HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2021. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY JANUARY 14th, 2021 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Barren County man indicted for manslaughter

A March 15th court date is set for a Barren County man who is indicted on crimes related to his daughter’s death. A grand jury has charged 32-year-old Christopher M. McCoy with second degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.


In May, McCoy was driving a vehicle and crashed on Coral Hill Road. Investigators discovered he had methamphetamine in his blood at the time of incident. McCoy’s daughter, Addison, was a passenger and died in the crash.


The indictment states, “The defendant committed the crime of MANSLAUGHTER, 2nd DEGREE when he wantonly caused the death of Addison McCoy and her death resulted from his operation of a motor vehicle.”
 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Kentucky to receive next vaccinations

The next vaccinations shipped to Kentucky will arrive next week.  The round is expected to contain just over 27-thousand doses from Pfizer and nearly 77-thousand doses from Moderna.  Another shipment is expected from Moderna the last week of December which should contain around 34-thousand doses.

New cases reported for local counties on Thursday include:

Hart County - 6

Barren County - 13

Edmonson County - 4

Grayson County - 3

Hardin County - 103

LaRue County - 9

Green County - 5

and Metcalfe County - 1

During Thursday afternoon's state-wide update, Governor Beshear announced 3,349 new cases and 54 deaths.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Hart County Schools set to return after break

Superintendent Nathan Smith says Hart County Schools will begin the next semester as scheduled on January 4th and that date can potentially include in-person and virtual classes.  Either January 4th or January 11th will ultimately be decided as the Green-Orange hybrid begin date. His statements come from Thursday night's board of education meeting.  The district has been given permission to begin the new semester with the combined in-person and virtual format on January 4th, provided six-foot distancing can be maintained between in-person attendees. Smith says a lot of discussion has taken place between the governor's office, surrounding districts and internally.  He says he would like staff and students to be able to head into the holiday break, knowing what the plan is for January. Considerations and discussions will continue today and announcement of the finalized plan is coming soon.

In other highlights from the meeting, the 2021-22 School Calendar Committee presented a recommendation for beginning the school year August 11th, 2021 with a closing day May 19th, 2022. Recognition of accomplishments was given to Kelly Smith and Bontina Haynes for their contributions while serving as board members.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Cave City man facing multiple charges

A Cave City man whose license was already suspended for DUI faces new charges following a traffic stop in Glasgow. Police say Jay Ochoa was driving under the influence again when he was pulled over Wednesday on Happy Valley Road.  Marijuana and methamphetamine were located in his vehicle.  Ochoa was taken into custody on charges of failure to wear a seatbelt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence 3rd offense, driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Ochoa is lodged in Barren County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond.  He has a court date set for December 28th.

 

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Thursday, December 18th, 2020

Jefferson County Schools plan February in-person classes

Jefferson County Schools, the state's largest school district, won't be back in the classroom until at least mid-February. During a board meeting Tuesday, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio suggested elementary students could return to school buildings by mid-February. He said the timeline all depends on how soon teachers become vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) will ultimately vote on the plan to resume in-person learning. Pollio said he would have more information for board members at their next meeting scheduled for January 5th.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health and Gov. Andy Beshear recommended a return to in-person learning no sooner than Jan. 11. Pollio on Tuesday said his recommendation to reopen schools would include a phased in approach that would likely begin a month later.

Pollio on Tuesday presented a vaccine roll out proposal, created in conjunction with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. The plan includes vaccinations for “school based” personnel first, including substitute teachers, in a potential drive through event. The same employees would receive a booster shot 21 days later with schools opening two weeks after that.

 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

First-round vaccine shipments complete

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s first-round shipments are now complete. The new Coronavirus vaccine is being implemented at each of the 11 designated hospitals.  The final batch arrived in Paducah on Wednesday.  In all, the state received 38,000 doses from drugmakers Pfizer & BioNTech.  Wednesday afternoon, Governor Beshear reported 2,898 new cases, along with 23 deaths.

 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education has a working session meeting scheduled Thursday evening beginning at 5pm in Central Office.  The session will be followed by the December regular meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6pm.  A link to join these meetings virtually is posted on the Hart County Schools Website.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Span Tech creating full time jobs

An expansion at Span Tech in Glasgow is expected to create 40 good paying, full-time jobs over the next few years. The company, which designs and produces plastic chain conveyor systems for manufacturers, says plans include purchasing 10 acres on Hilltopper Way and construction of a 100,000-square-foot facility for production, warehousing and assembly operations. Span Tech has a nearly four decade history of success in Glasgow.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Stolen vehicle reported in Hardyville area

A Nissan sedan is reported stolen from the Hardyville area.  The Hart County Sheriff's department says the theft occurred overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.  The vehicle was taken from a location on KY 88.  The car is gray and the tag ID is AHD806.  If you have information regarding this theft, please contact the sheriff's department at 270.524.0011.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Ky Governor's update on COVID-19

The governor reported 2,946 new virus cases and 15 related deaths Tuesday afternoon. Hart County's new cases number is 25 while Barren County reports 32. Metcalfe County reports 25 new cases and Edmonson County reports 12.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Shooter sentenced to life without parole

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white man convicted of fatally shooting two black shoppers at a Louisville Kroger in 2018 is sentenced to life in prison without parole. Gregory Bush was sentenced Tuesday after entering a plea of guilty but mentally ill on two counts of murder and related charges. Maurice Stallard and Vickie Jones were killed in the incident. Bush is also set to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges in February. Federal prosecutors allege the shooting was racially motivated. Bush's attorney argued he was suffering from schizophrenia and wasn't medicated at the time.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Free textbooks offered at EKU

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Eastern Kentucky University has announced an initiative that will allow undergraduate students to receive free text books during the next school year. The school says the EKU BookSmart program was developed by the university and is possible due to its partnership with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. Officials say the program will provide required textbooks and course materials for all in-person and online students. EKU President Dr. David McFaddin said in a statement on Monday that the school has been focused on making higher education more attainable. He says the initiative makes a degree more accessible and affordable.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Two Sonora men arrested in Hardin County

Two men from Sonora are among Monday admissions to Hardin County Detention Center.  According to booking reports:

- 49-year-old Robert Kincaid Jr. faces charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. 

- And, 36-year-old Craig Lee Haynes is charged with failure to appear.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Greensburg man arrested after traffic stop

Authorities in Green County arrested a Greensburg man after a traffic incident Sunday. Police say Joseph McIntosh lost control of his vehicle after a tire blowout then continued driving on the tire's rim. When stopped and questioned by a deputy, McIntosh stated he was unaware of happened and had been eating brownies. He is charged with driving under the influence.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Light snow/rain in forecast

Light snow accumulations are possible with a quick moving system overnight into Wednesday morning, especially across the northern portions of our area.  The southern half is expected to see mostly rain.  The storm will gain strength and cause significant problems for folks in the eastern US.  A complete look at the forecast is coming up in just a few minutes.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Largest meth seizure in Warren County

The largest methamphetamine seizure in Warren County history has led to charges against seven people in the Bowling Green area. State, local and federal partners all worked together in the bust according to Tommy Loving, Executive Director of the Bowling Green/Warren County Dug Task Force. The team began working on the case in June and continued through August. The operation shut down a major supplier of crystal meth and a busy avenue for drug trafficking into the region from Texas and California. An investigation affidavit specifically mentions crystal meth shipments being transported by the defendants of 25 and 40 pounds.

If convicted at trial, the seven defendants face no less than 10 years and no more than life in federal custody. The United States has also filed notice to seek forfeiture from the defendants to include $57,000 in cash, a residence in Bowling Green, a 2008 Ford Mustang, a 2012 Nissan Altima, a 2001 Impala and a 2015 Masaratti. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office in cooperation with investigators from the Warren County Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Louisville Field Office.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Distribution info on first vaccinations

Monday’s virus update comes as the first vaccinations are administered across the state to front line health care workers. Five health care workers at University of Louisville Hospital received the vaccination during a public showing, which health officials hope is a confidence builder to encourage vaccination participation. They are the first to be vaccinated throughout Kentucky. Baptist Health Lexington and the Medical Center at Bowling Green round out the three facilities selected as the first locations in the state to receive a vaccination supply. Each hospital received 975 doses Monday to began their vaccination plans.

Hart and Barren Counties each show two new cases being processed Monday by the Barren River Health Department. Edmonson County shows seven cases and Metcalfe County shows none. From the Lake Cumberland Health Department, Green County shows four cases processed on Monday. Lincoln Trail Health Department does not issue daily tally releases for our northern border counties. Monday's state-wide tally includes 1,802 new cases and 17 deaths. Just over 17-hundred are hospitalized.  Local health departments are expected to receive vaccination shipments as early as next week.  Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate will join us in the 7am hour to discuss local implementation.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Sidewalk improvement for Cave City

Officials in Cave City announced Monday sidewalks will be improved with money awarded by Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services. Replacement and repair work are planned under the $2,325 safety grant. Public Works Director Robert Smith says the city uses every opportunity to make the community safer and in times of uncertainty, grants like this are a practical way extend the city's budget.

As the state's largest municipal insurance program, Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services has awarded more than $4.5 million since the Safety Grant Program started in 1999. Awarded funds are often used by member governments to purchase items such as mulching mowers, vehicle back-up cameras, crumb rubber, engineered wood fiber or pea gravel for playground cushioning material, playground equipment and sewer backup prevention just to name a few. Grant money is also used for services such as defensive driver training and police accreditation fees.  A timeline for Cave City's sidewalk improvements has not yet been announced.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, December 18th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Judge Executive Choate guest Tuesday

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate will be a special guest on Studio 101 WLOC Tuesday morning at 7:20 a.m.  He will be discussing the COVID-19 vaccination and for whom and how it will be distributed in Hart County.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held at Horse Cave City Hall, 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday, December 14th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

WLOC Nursing Home visits Wednesday

WLOC and friends will be visiting the area nursing homes Wednesday morning. You are invited to join us at Hart County Manor in Munfordville Wednesday around 9:15 a.m. and then Signature Health Care of Hart County in Horse Cave at 10:30 a.m. This year's visit will be somewhat different as we practice social distancing and we will be singing outside.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Ky's first shipment of vaccinations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2020) – On Sunday, Kentucky's first shipment of vaccinations arrived on a UPS cargo plane in Louisville.  Governor Beshear touted the good news also adding the state reports 1,235 fewer positive cases over the past week than the previous week.  He also says the positivity rate declined 1.23% from Sunday to Sunday.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Acting president appointed at Campbellsville University

Last week, we announced the retirement of Campbellsville University President, Dr. Michael Carter, effective December 31st.  As the search for a new president gets underway, Dr. H. Keith Spears, senior vice president and assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, has been appointed acting president.  Spears has been at the university since 2009.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Kentucky Highway Department Employee Kidnapped

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky Highway Department Employee was kidnapped Friday after two inmates escaped from Northwest Correctional Complex in Lake County, Tennessee. The two escapees stole the employee's truck.  The employee was not reported injured.  The two escapees then stole another truck from a Tennessee Resident which was found Sunday in Florida. Tennessee's Department of Correction says Florida law enforcement arrested Robert Brown and Christopher Osteen in Pompano Beach Sunday. Brown is serving an 18-year sentence for aggravated rape and Osteen is serving an eight-year sentence for burglary.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

City Of Cave City Council meeting

The City of Cave City Council meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, December 14th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Search begins for president of Campbellsville University

A search will soon begin for the next president of Campbellsville University. Dr. Michael Carter has announced his retirement. Carter has been in the position for the past 22 years. Since his hire in 1999, enrollment has grown from 1,600 to over 13,000 and staff numbers have grown from 74 to nearly 1,200, including part-time and full-time positions. In addition to large scale new construction and renovations during Carter’s presidency, the university has expanded from its single campus location in Campbellsville to eight centers across Kentucky and the United States. Budgets for the university have climbed accordingly. From 1999 to 2020, growth is nearly 650% with total assets increasing by more than 375%. Carter’s last official day is December 31st. The university is expected to announce new leadership within the next few days.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Restrictions to end Monday on restaurants and other business

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses will be allowed to return to their previous capacity limits starting Monday. Current restriction orders expire Sunday. Bars and restaurants will be able to open indoor dining at 50% capacity.  Thursday's reported numbers include 4,324 new cases, the highest since the pandemic began. Twenty-eight deaths are listed on the report. Approximately 1,760 are hospitalized across the state.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Barren County pursuit leads to arrest

Pursuit of a stolen 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup Thursday in Barren County has landed a man in jail with a long list of charges. A citation obtained from the sheriff's department indicates 33-year-old Timothy R Guess sped up when an officer attempted a traffic stop on Lick Branch Road (KY 2198).  Guess passed other vehicles inside no-passing zones and blew through stop signs while at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended with Guess striking another deputy's cruiser. Police found suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle and in his wallet.  Open alcohol was located in the stolen vehicle console. The citation says Guess told officers he had been drinking and using meth the same day.  Timothy Guess is lodged in Barren County Jail and faces charges of reckless driving, wanton endangerment, fleeing police, operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, trafficking methamphetamine and contempt of court.  No bond is currently set.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

High School winter sports

As of now, high school winter sports are still on schedule to begin after the new year.  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control conducted a special meeting on Thursday morning, upholding its November decision by a 12-5 vote. Practice for winter sports can begin December 14th and regular-season competition January 4th.

The decision applies to all indoor interscholastic sports at all school levels, including but not limited to basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, indoor track and field, swimming, and wrestling. While not under the jurisdiction of athletics, many high school band programs have also been following KHSAA guidance regarding activities since the pandemic began.

One major issue with regard to scheduling is how to conduct the association's Sweet 16 basketball tournaments. The board ultimately voted 12-5 in favor of pushing back dates for the boys and girls to March 29 through April 8.  Event schedules and formats are to be finalized at a later date in consultation with Rupp Arena.

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett says these issues are extremely complex, adding the board has spent an extraordinary amount of time examining every aspect surrounding the resumption of sports, particularly those that are indoors and have extreme concerns from public health officials.  At the same time, he says there is significant data being shared about the need for students to be engaged with one another in traditional settings, be it in a classroom or in athletics.  Tackett cited last week's American Academy of Pediatrics publication regarding the need to get kids back involved, while at the same time, the number of positive virus cases continues to be very high.  Tacket says in the end, finalizing a plan allows member schools to use some local decision making in areas that are concerning and provides a blueprint for the rest of the school year.

With the KHSAA's meeting Thursday morning and subsequent press release Thursday afternoon, there are mixed reactions across the state -- Generally, differences appear regional.  Time will tell if sporting events take place under the plan.  Additional details of the meeting are posted at KHSAA.org along with an updated high school winter sports calendar.

 

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Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement nationwide in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Dec. 16, 2020 through Jan. 1, 2021.

In Kentucky, 547 impaired driving-related crashes resulting in 276 injuries and 10 deaths occurred during the Christmas and New Year holidays over the last five years.

To prevent impaired driving-related tragedies this holiday season, the KYTC recommends the following:

Before festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night;

If impaired, use a ride-booking company or taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely;

If you see an impaired driver, safely pull over and contact law enforcement. You may dial the KSP toll-free line directly at 1-800-222-5555 or call 911.

If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get them safely to where they are going.

Wear a seat belt!

 

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Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Assistance available for overdue utilities

A deadline is approaching for eligible families to receive assistance to pay overdue utility bills.   The state's $15 million dollar Healthy at Home Utility Assistance Fund helps those who are struggling to pay water, sewer, electric or gas bills due to effects of the pandemic.  Those who qualify may receive up to $500 for water and wastewater bills and up to $400 to pay gas or electric bills.  The fund expires on December 31st or when funds are depleted, whichever comes first.  On Wednesday, the governor and energy cabinet secretary emphasized eligible Kentuckians should apply now. To date, $6.81 million has already been requested.

To qualify, households must have an income no higher than 200% of the federal poverty line, have past due utility bills and have been economically impacted due to COVID-19. Applications can be found online at www.capky.org or may be requested by calling 800-456-3452. Applications and documentation can also be coordinated by visiting a Local Community Action Network of Kentucky office.  The Hart County office is located at 509 Whitman Lane in Munfordville. Their phone number is 270-524-0224.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

MCNP hotel roof to be replaced with funding

Officials say the hotel roof at Mammoth Cave National Park will be replaced with funding from the Great Outdoors Act. The act passed by Congress earlier this year provides funding for deferred maintenance at national parks across the country. Mammoth Cave hasn’t been notified of the final amount it will be awarded, but park spokeswoman Molly Schroer says funding will go toward replacing the hotel’s flat roof with a pitched roof and reconfiguring interior hallways. Schroer says the building’s current roof doesn't allow for proper drainage of water or snow.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Beshears says hospitals nearing capacity

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says hospitals throughout the state are nearing capacity due to a continued surge in virus cases. He does not anticipate the state will run out of ventilators, but says that hospital capacity for inpatient beds, ICU beds or ventilators is at or above 80% in four areas of the state. Hospitalizations are up roughly 17% since the beginning of November, and Kentucky has averaged around 3,300 new cases per day in the past week. Tuesday's report includes around 3,100 newly confirmed cases and 20 virus-related deaths. Roughly 1,760 people are currently hospitalized.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Residential fire in Glasgow

Investigators say the do not yet know what started a residential fire in Glasgow on Tuesday.  Firefighters responded to South Morgan Street just after noon and discovered fire and smoke coming from a bedroom window. Glasgow Fire Department crews quickly extinguished the blaze and were able to save the remainder of the home. No injuries are reported.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

City of Glasgow helping area commerce

In Tuesday's news, WLOC mentioned Davis County and Owensboro's plan to help struggling businesses in light of the pandemic...   In today's news, the city of Glasgow is trying to help keep the doors of commerce open.  The city announced a program this week in which some small businesses may be eligible to receive up to $12 thousand dollars in financial aid.  General and specialty retail, personal services such as barber shops, beauty salons, fitness centers and others closed by Governor Andy Beshear's executive orders are among eligible businesses. The program defines a small business as having a net profit not exceeding $200 thousand dollars or an employment roster of less than 25. Applicants must have been open and operating before January 1st and not be a franchise or franchise-affiliated. Eligible businesses must be in the city of Glasgow. Awarded funds can cover payroll, rent, lease and business mortgage payments along with utilities. Applications are being accepted through December 18th via mail or drop off at the Glasgow Department of Public Works. More detailed information is available by calling (270) 651-5977.

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Edmonton woman arrested on drug charges

An Edmonton woman was arrested on drug related charges over the weekend in Glasgow.  Officers say 39-year-old Julia Bush already had active warrants but is now charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sunday, police responded to a complaint on Humble Avenue where methamphetamine and a glass pipe were found in her vehicle.

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Summer Shade woman arrested after traffic stop

A Summer Shade woman faces drug related charges after being arrested during a traffic stop last week on KY 163.  A press release from the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Sherry J. Page was pulled over for traffic violations and determined to be under the influence of drugs.  Evidence discovered during the stop also suggested several items of paraphernalia and methamphetamine were at a nearby residence. Page submitted to a toxicology test and was lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Charges include first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance (second offense).

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

E-town chiropractor faces sexually related charges

An Elizabethtown chiropractor faces rape and other sexually related charges after being arrested Monday. 32-year-old Matthew J. Colasanti, operator of Colasanti Chiropractic located on Ring Road, is charged with one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse of two girls who were patients at the time of alleged criminal activity.  A juvenile female relative of the chiropractor told Elizabethtown Police while receiving treatment, he fondled and raped her.  Another 16-year-old says she was touched inappropriately and received inappropriate comments during almost all of her visits while getting her back adjusted from April of this year through June.  First-degree rape is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree sexual abuse is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.  Colasanti is set for arraignment in Hardin District Court and is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Monday State-wide Virus Numbers

Kentucky reported 1,972 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 virus-related deaths Monday. Roughly 1,700 Kentuckians are hospitalized. Almost all of Kentucky’s 120 counties remain in the red zone which indicates high incidence rates.

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Two Kentucky children dead after Florida bizarre incident

Two children from Kentucky are dead following a bizarre incident on Friday while visiting Florida. Authorities in Panama City Beach say the 4-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl were struck down as they played miniature golf when a truck veered off of the adjacent roadway.  The siblings' parents were not injured.  The family is from Louisville.  Police are continuing to investigate and have not ruled out charges against the driver.

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Vaccine Distribution Test Run

Kentucky’s largest hospital system conducted a trial run for ordering and receiving doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. University of Kentucky HealthCare of Lexington was chosen to participate in a distribution readiness test for Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine. The mock run was fairly simple. An order was placed and empty boxes were received. The test run was able to show success with respect to keeping temperature of the containers regulated at the necessary minus 80 degrees Celsius. Kentucky is slated to receive just over 38,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by mid December.

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Vaccine For EMS Workers and School System Staff

While initial doses of a vaccination here in Kentucky are slated to be reserved for health care and nursing home facilities, Governor Andy Beshear called on school superintendents to begin planning for the eventual distribution of coronavirus vaccines to their employees. Beshear conducted a state-wide call with school system superintendents on Friday.  After health care and nursing home vaccinations are administered, the next groups to be prioritized are EMS workers and educators.  During Friday's call, he asked superintendents to start preparing rosters of school personnel willing to be vaccinated.

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Pandemic and food service

One of the hardest hit industries over the past few weeks of the pandemic is food service.  Daviess County Fiscal Court and Owensboro City Commission are the latest in a growing list of local governments preparing to waive license fees for restaurants and bars to help ease financial burdens. Fees will be paid through the county’s economic development fund, with eligible businesses able to apply for up to $5,000 in relief. The county judge-executive says their attorney is looking into how to implement the program. Owensboro's city manager says the city is planning to take similar action.

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Two arrest for stolen motorcycle

Two people from out of state were arrested Wednesday morning in Elizabethtown. A  Kentucky State Police trooper saw a motorcycle parked on a sidewalk in front of the Royal Inn Motel on East Dixie Avenue.

44 year-old Shane Fick, of Logan, Ohio, and 41-year-old Jamie McKinney, of Port Charlotte, Florida, were arrested after the trooper learned the blue and white motorcycle had been reported stolen in Florida and that Fick and McKinney were wanted in connection with the theft. After interviewing Fick and McKinney, the two were arrested. Both are charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and obscuring the identity of a machine more than $500 and less than $10,000. They are being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bonds each in the Hardin County Detention Center and scheduled to appear Dec. 11 in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Let Hope In with Glasgow Police Department

Glasgow Police have been conducting traffic stops this week, but not the regular ones we think about. Twelve envelopes containing money were handed out during two shifts of the the Police Department Tuesday. The "Let Hope In" initiative, which began several years ago, was in full swing as officers disbursed money with the help of others, including River Lake Church. Over $2,000 was handed out to random people during traffic stops. Officers did not target vehicles specifically, but they did observe minor infractions and conducted the stops.

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 update from Governor

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. The Governor reported 3,601 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 186,765. The counties with the highest number of cases included Warren with 103. Gov. Beshear reported 37 COVID-19 related deaths raising the death toll to 1,980. Among the deaths were a 61-year-old Allen County man, a 46-year-old man from Warren County, a 70-year-old woman from Grayson County and a 58 year-old man from Hardin County.  With the 37 deaths reported Wednesday, the Governor has reported the loss of 72 Kentuckians in the last two days alone as the commonwealth rapidly approaches 2,000 deaths.

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

KHSAA Football Championship game times set

Games will be played at Kroger Field in Lexington beginning Friday December 18th...

·      11 a.m. – 1A Championship

·      3 p.m. – 2A Championship

·      7 p.m. – 4A Championship

 

On Saturday, December 19th

·      11 a.m. – 3A Championship

·      3 p.m. – 5A Championship

·      7 p.m. – 6A Championship

The KHSAA Board of Control also approved a number of provisions in the event teams have to withdraw.  Full details are available at KHSAA.org.

Metcalfe County and Glasgow remain alive within their respective classes in playoff action with games scheduled for this weekend.

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Edmonson County Fiscal Court hiring Dog Control Officer

Successful candidates will be required to explain procedures and laws in communicating with the general public. Specific job duties include responding to complaints concerning unrestrained, unlicensed, uncontrolled, abandoned, dangerous, nuisance, injured or sick dogs and collect evidence including witness statements, photographs, and other pertinent information.  A High school diploma (or equivalent) is required. The position is listed as "part-time" and applications are due by December 9th.  Candidates may apply at the Edmonson County Judge Executive’s Office in Brownsville Monday thru Friday, 7am to 4pm.

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Highest total reported Tuesday by Ky Governor

Governor Andy Beshear reported 4,151 new cases of the virus Tuesday afternoon... The highest total to date.  Counties with the highest number of new cases include Warren with 148 and Barren with 48.  Tuesday's numbers include 35 deaths... also the highest number to date.

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine soon available

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that the state is likely to receive about 38,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine by the middle of December. He says a second round of coronavirus vaccines, manufactured by Moderna, will be made available by the end of the year. Long-term care residents and staff, and front-line health care workers will have first-access to available doses. Kentucky officials on Monday reported 2,124 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 virus-related deaths. More than 1,700 people are hospitalized.

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The virus has been confirmed in just under half of the inmates currently incarcerated at Hart County Jail in Munfordville. Five deputies are also currently positive. Jailer Israel Bergenson says tests were administered to everyone at the facility after a handful of inmates became mildly symptomatic. Counting all inmates and staff, there are approximately 160 individuals associated with daily activities in the facility.

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Property taxes payable at face value

Hart County property taxes are now payable at face value. A 2% discount opportunity expired Monday. Hart County Property owners may pay in-person at the Sheriff’s Department on Main Street in Munfordville or simply drop off payments in the box in the parking lot located near the public entrance. Tax bills may also be paid online at hartcountysheriff.com using a credit card, debit card or e-check. Each of these electronic options will incur a small convenience fee.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office open by phone, mail-in and web

The Hart County Clerk's Office is open for phone, mail-in and web only. The office will be closed to all in person business until further notice.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians Saturday to strengthen their resolve in the fight against COVID-19, with the knowledge that help is on the way. Gov. Beshear reminded Kentuckians to shop safely, purchasing gifts online when possible and avoiding crowded stores. If families do need to shop in person, he encouraged them to keep their time inside stores to a minimum and use curbside pickup whenever possible. As of 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28th, Gov. Beshear reported 2,437 new cases and 14 new deaths. The positivity rate is at 8.95% with total deaths at 1,885. There are 1,722 currently hospitalized, 408 currently in ICU and 220 currently on a ventilator. The top counties with the most positive cases Saturday were: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Boone, Madison, Kenton and McCracken.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Deceased male's body found in Logan County

A deceased male's body has been found over the weekend in Logan County. Kentucky State Police Post 3 was contacted by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department Sunday just before 09:30 am concerning a death that occurred in Logan County. The Sheriff’s Department reported a deceased male located in a field near Watermelon Road in the Olmstead community. Detectives from Post 3 responded to the scene. According to KSP, there were no obvious signs of foul play on the scene. At this time the identity of the decedent is unknown and cause of death has yet to be determined.  An autopsy is scheduled with the State Medical Examiners Office.  The investigation continues.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Property taxes due and payable

Taypayers can save some money on their property tax bills by paying at the sheriff's office or online before December 1st, 2020. After Monday, property tax bills will be due and payable at face value through the month of December.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

High School football playoffs

In local high school football playoff action from this weekend, Metcalfe County defeated Edmonson County in the Class 2-A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl 34-27.  The Hornets advance to Friday night's quarterfinal round as they travel to Lexington Christian for a 6pm Central kickoff.

In Class 3-A, Glasgow defeated Taylor County 14-0.  The Scotties also advance to the quarterfinal round to host Christian Academy of Louisville this Friday night at 7pm Central.

Games times and locations are subject to change.  Visit KHSAA.org for the latest KHSAA football playoff schedule information.

 

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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Cave City

A traffic stop Thursday in Cave City has led to an arrest.  While investigating the driver of a vehicle in the Dollar Store parking lot, an officer with the Cave City Police Department learned that the driver's name was Ronnie Russell and he had an active felony warrant for possession of narcotics from Indiana. Russell was arrested for  DUI 3rd offense, operating on suspended or revoked and possessing a license when privileges are revoked along with his felony warrant. Russell was transported to Caverna Memorial Hospital for a blood test and then taken to the Barren County Detention Center without incident. 

 

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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Extended unemployment assistance ending in Ky

Extended federal benefits put in place during high periods of unemployment this year is ending in Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced Tuesday that its Extended Benefits program, which is triggered when a state's insured unemployment rate is higher than 5% will end in Kentucky on November 28th. No new applications will be permitted after that date and those who fail to exhaust their benefits before then will not receive any remaining funds. The insured unemployment rate is the number of a state's residents actively receiving un employment insurance as a percentage of the labor force. It currently stand at more than 4,700.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Governor reports second highest cases for Tuesday

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the coronavirus Tuesday. Gov. Beshear said Kentuckians should avoid travel and only have dinner with people who live in their household, or at a maximum, people from two households (no more than eight people total). The governor said "Protect your family at Thanksgiving this year so they will be here at Christmas next year." The governor reported 2,690 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths. Locally, Hart County reported 3 new cases Tuesday, Barren County had 16, Metcalfe County had 6 and Warren County had 110 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Stolen property recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has recovered two trailers Monday that had been reported stolen. The property in question had been reported stolen in Hart and Larue Counties and were recovered in two separate areas of the county upon investigation and community lead tips. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are expected.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Two arrested after domestic complaint

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy on Sunday was called to York Street for an active domestic complaint. Deputies said 37-year-old Janet Hess Compton, of Brownsville, had an active indictment warrant. When law enforcement arrived, they say Compton was in the front yard and was told she was under arrest. Deputies say Compton ran inside the home. As the deputy entered, they say 65-year-old David Edward Houchin, of Brownsville, blocked the deputy from entering further. Deputies say Houchin then knocked the deputy down and Compton ran out the back door. Houchin was placed under arrest and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension, 2nd degree and assault, 3rd degree, police officer or probation officer. Compton was arreste3d and served an indictment warrant for charges of burglary, 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. She was also charged with escape, 3rd degree. Both Compton and Houchin were arrested and transported to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

E-town church volunteer charged with sex offenses

An Elizabethtown man, who has been a volunteer at an Elizabethtown church working in youth ministry, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with multiple sex offenses involving a teenager. 39-year-old Timothy L. Waters was arrested and charged with three felonies. Elder Ben Ashlock of The Driven Church in Elizabethtown, said Waters had attended church for about two years and had volunteered with the church's youth about "one year, more or less." "He was a volunteer in a large group setting only. "He was not in a leadership role with the church, but he did assist with the youth for about a year." Waters was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape - all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Waters is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear December 18th in Hardin District Court. Waters was arrested by Vine Grove Police.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed for holiday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. All federal, state and local offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office temporarily closed

The Hart County Clerk's Office is closed due to COVID exposure. The office will re-open Monday, November 30th, for phone, mail in and web only. The office will be closed to all in-person business until further notice by Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders and her staff.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Horse Cave man indicted for manslaughter

Kentucky State Police arrested a Hart County man Monday on several charges related to a collision back in July. According to KSP, 48-year-old Dale Meredith was driving a 2001 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer with a load of logs around 10 miles north of Liberty on July 9th. Officials said for an unknown reason, he crossed the centerline and then overcorrected, causing the load of logs to shift into the oncoming lane striking a 2013 Chevrolet driven by 27-year-old Ida Burton, of Liberty. At the time, Meredith and Burton were both airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital with severe injuries. Burton's unborn child died. Meredith was arrested at his home in Horse Cave Monday on an indictment warrant for manslaughter, 2nd degree, persistent felony offender II, Assault, 1st degree, persistent felony offender II, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st degree, aggravating circumstances, Violation Part 396 Federal Safety Regulations, Violation Part 392 Federal Safety Regulations. Meredith was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tompkinsville woman arrested after pursuit

A Tompkinsville woman was arrested on Saturday after allegedly trying to outrun authorities. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, deputies were on Shaw Creek Road investigating a theft that happened on Lone Star Ridge. While investigating, deputies said they saw a car matching a description of one belonging to suspects. Officials said they attempted to stop the car, but the driver fled immediately. Deputies said a short pursuit ended with a passenger running into a wooded area. The driver was identified as Brittany L. Graves. According to MCSO, the passenger was later identified as Contessa M. Gore, who had numerous outstanding warrants for her arrest. Graves was placed under arrest and taken tot he Barren County Jail and charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer), reckless driving, excessive window tinting and failure to wear a seatbelt. Authorities are still searching for Gore. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Contessa Gore, is asked to contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office or Kentucky State Police.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Fatal collision in Hart County

Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash Monday  in Hart County. According to Kentucky State Police, Johnny W. Moran III was driving a 2014 Volkswagon Passat near the 1200 block of Cub Run Highway. Troopers said a freightliner semi-truck was traveling in the same area and Moran's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the truck head-on. Johnny Moran III was transported by Hart County EMS to the Medical Center at Caverna where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the crash. The investigation remains ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Horse Cave Christmas parade canceled

The annual Horse Cave Christmas parade will not be held this year.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Nursing home monetary donations now accepted

With the holidays approaching, WLOC is now collecting monetary donations for our local nursing homes; Hart County Manor in Munfordville and Signature Health Care of Hart County in Horse Cave. Organizations, churches, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to give as these residents have needs of items.  Please mail your monetary donation to :  WLOC  P. O Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Ky Governor reports highest week of case

Governor Beshear announced 2,194 new cases Sunday and four deaths, making this week the highest number of cases combined since the pandemic began. According to the Governor, "If we have a major surge of Covid-19 cases after Thanksgiving, our hospitals will simply not have the capacity to give everyone the care they need. Nothing is worth that risk." The positivity rate for Kentucky is now 9.19% with total deaths from COVID-19 at 1,787.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

E-town man arrested for strangulation

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday on a first-degree strangulation charge. 25 year-old Jesse McMasters was arrested around 3:00 a.m. by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. The citation said McMasters entered into a verbal altercation with his live-in girlfriend. During the altercation, McMasters "attacked" her and choked her, leaving marks around her throat, lower jaw and bottom lip. He was also charged with fourth-degree assault - domestic violence and minor injury. McMasters was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Glasgow woman suffers burns in house fire

A Glasgow woman was taken to the hospital with second-degree burns Sunday morning after a house fire. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a fire around 3:30 a.m. on Combs Boulevard where smoke and flames were coming from the front and side windows of the house upon arrival. According to officials, a female was in the front yard and told firefighters there was another person inside. A search team entered the front of the house and determined the fire had reached the attic area of the home. Fire crews proceeded to extinguish the fire there while a search team searched for the other occupant inside. The fire was put out shortly after with no other occupants being found at the time of the fire. Officials said the female outside was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital with second-degree burns on her head and hands. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Green County Country Clubhouse fire

Green County Country Club's Clubhouse is a total loss following a fire Thursday night into early Friday morning. Around midnight, firefighters were called to the scene. Investigators are working to determine the cause. No injuries are reported.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

E-town woman arrested in stabbing

An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with second degree murder. Prosecutors say Harley Berry has been indicted for the second degree murder of Elijah McQueary. Police say that Berry was at a rental home in Memphis, TN when she and McQueary got into an argument. Witnesses report that Berry stabbed McQueary multiple times with a kitchen knife. Berry was arrested in Elizabethtown and has been returned back to Memphis.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Executive Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro. Greg Nichols, pastor of Hiseville Baptist Church opened the meeting with prayer. After routine business, the court heard committee reports, Jail report was given by Jailer Israel Bergenson, stating there was a total 152 in the county jail and Sheriff Jeff Wilson stated the sheriff's office is open to accept taxes or they can be mailed or dropped in the deposit box outside of the office. The court approved low bids from Kelvin Wilson for box culverts on Sam Goodman and Pleasant Grove Cemetery Road. Budget and Bank transfers were approved along with paying of claims and contract with Harshaw Trane for maintenance at the Justice Center. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Glasgow Police capture fugitive

A traffic stop Tuesday led to the arrest of a man wanted by the U.S. Marshall Service and ATF. The stop occurred on Happy Valley Road. Javin Miller, of Bowling Green, was observed as the passenger inside the vehicle. Police located marijuana in Miller's possession and confirmed he was entered as a wanted person by the ATF with full extradition. Miller was arrested and charged with possessiono f marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and was served with the fugitive warrant. Miller was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

BRDHD reports notifications and self-quarantine

BRDHD will enlist the participation of new cases of COVID-19 to notify all family, friends, coworkers and others who may meet exposure criteria to self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, due to overwhelming number of cases and strained resources, there is a delay between cases receiving their positive test result and being contacted by the health department. Individuals should not wait on a call from the health department to begin self0isolating or self-quarantining at home. Take steps to protect yourself and others including:

* Staying home for 10 days if you are a case or 14 days if you are a close contact.

* Staying away from people you live with - use a separate bathroom if possible.

* Not going to work or school.

* Asking friends or family to drop off groceries, medicines, or supplies.

More guidance on how to safely isolate or quarantine at home can be found at www.barrenriverhealth.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education Working Session will be held Thursday, November 19th, at Central Office at 5:00 p.m. followed by the regular board meeting at 6:00 p.m. Several items are listed for approval on the agenda.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Metcalfe County man arrested for burglary

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was called to a home Monday on Ralph Edwards Road to a burglary in progress. During the investigation, deputies say 27-year-old Ethan D. Lee had unlawfully entered the home. A juvenile in the home was awakened and called 911 at which point Lee ran into a wooded area before law enforcement arrived. Deputies were unable to find Lee at the time, however, he was found Tuesday on Old Glasgow Road. According to deputies, Lee became belligerent during questioning and combative when he was being taken into custody. Lee was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Governor announces restrictions; sports update

Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday afternoon announced restrictions that will be in effect beginning November 20th through at least December 13th.

 

All schools are to maintain virtual learning (or implement by Monday, if not already). Elementary schools will be allowed to resume to in-person instruction on December 7th if the school’s county is not in a “red zone.” Middle schools and high schools can have students return in January following each school district’s holiday break.

 

Bars and restaurants are required to only serve patrons outdoors or with carryout with no indoor dining permitted. The governor says $40 million in federal funds are set aside to assist businesses affected.

 

Beshear also said private gatherings should be limited to only two households or to eight people in total. Gatherings in settings such as weddings or funerals should be limited to only 25 people per room with social distancing in place.

 

Gyms will be restricted to only 33% capacity. Beshear said group classes will not be allowed.

 

The governor said recreational facilities will be closed, meaning sports practices indoors will be prohibited, though individual practices will be allowed with masks.

 

Visitors will not be allowed inside hospitals, and Beshear said hospitals should keep only about 33% of staff members working at one time.

 

Beshear said no retail stores will face further restrictions in an effort to keep the economy open as long as mask-wearing, sanitizing and social distancing continues to be enforced.

 

The governor said enough strides have been taken in the last seven months to prevent a full economic shutdown adding, “I don’t think another shutdown is on the table.”

 

As it relates to sports, Hart County’s Playoff Football game Friday night has been cancelled.  The school system released a statement Wednesday afternoon expressing regret in having to withdraw but with virus and other injury complications, cancellation was a decision that had to be made. The statement also expressed thanks to fans and supporters of the program, congratulating the team on their hard work in making the playoffs and other season accomplishments.

 

With school restrictions being extended through the next several weeks, the Kentucky High School Athletics association also postponed the start of winter sports.  KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett says basketball games scheduled to begin next week will now begin the week of January 4th.  Both Caverna and Hart County Schools told us on Wednesday, they will be following all KHSAA guidance. Specific game information will be announced as each school provides scheduling updates.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, November 19th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Ky Gov. gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear started Tuesday's update by announcing it would contain the highest single-day number of deaths to date. Gov. Beshear said he will announce additional steps to combat the virus Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. The Governor said, "When you look at the severity of this, action has to be taken,". Gov. Beshear reported 2,931 new cases of the virus raising the number of confirmed cases to 142,008. The Governor reported 33 deaths raising the death toll to 1,697.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 11,473 cases, of which 9,524 have recovered. There have been 149 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. Hart County has 5 new cases, Barren County has 21 new cases, Edmonson County with 23 new cases, Metcalfe has 6 new cases and Warren County has 67 new cases of the virus.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Upton man arrested for burglary

An Upton man wanted in connection with a domestic assault last month was arrested Monday afternoon by Kentucky State Police when he entered his girlfriend's trailer without permission. 47-year-old Harold Jones, Jr. was charged with second-degree burglary - a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and misdemeanor offenses of violation of conditions of release, first-degree criminal trespassing, menacing and resisting arrest. He also faces a charge of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, when he reportedly hit the woman in the left eye with his fist, causing a laceration. According to an arrest citation, Jones and the woman were involved in an argument in the living room of the trailer when troopers arrived. The woman told troopers Jones was told to leave and he refused. She said Jones had been there for about two hours and he had attempted to punch her with his fists. Jones is being held in lieu of a cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Grayson County man killed in officer-involved shooting in Hart County

Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hart County. KSP says the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance finding 42-year-old James Horton, of Clarkson, who they say was involved in a traffic stop that led to a Breckinridge County deputy being shot. Police say the deputy conducted a traffic stop near Ben Johnson Elementary School. During the course of the traffic stop, police say Horton shot the deputy and fled on foot before stealing a pickup truck from the area. Shortly after midnight, Kentucky State Police Troopers saw the stolen truck in the Wax community of Grayson County and pursued Horton. Police say Horton fired multiple gun shots at law enforcement. The pursuit continued into Hart County where the truck left the road north of Bonnieville. Police say Horton left the truck with a gun and a trooper fired. Horton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. The Breckinridge County Deputy was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Free Drive-Thru Chili Lunch

A Free Drive-Thru Chili Lunch will be held Saturday, November 21st, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 502 South Dixie Hwy, Cave City. Isaiah 43 Counseling Services will be serving chili and grilled cheese to those in need in the community. One meal per person present and 350 meals will be given out. To ensure proper social distancing, please remain in your car and the meal will be brought to you. For more information, call 270-746-HELP.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Ky reports 1,514 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear said additional steps may need to be taken as soon as Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19. Beshear clarified that there may be additional restrictions, but not a shutdown. There were 1,514 new cases of the virus reported Monday. The governor reported three deaths raising the total to 1,664.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 11,319 cases, of which 9,404 have recovered. There have been 148 deaths reported in the district from COVID-19. Hart County has a total of 650 cases and three deaths, Barren County has 1,722 cases and 15 deaths, Metcalfe County has 321 cases and 2 deaths and Warren County has 6,329 cases with 59 deaths.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Search continues for Simpson County fisherman

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources are searching for a fisherman who went missing Saturday in Simpson County. Officials say the 78-year-old Franklin man was last seen fishing from a boat around 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Sportsman Lake near the community of Salmons. Conservation officers responded to the lake shortly before 8:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a possible drowning. Officers said winds were gusting upward of 30 miles per hour when they arrived. Officers said they found a small boat with fishing lines still in the water wedged between trees in shallow water at the upper end of the lake and articles of clothing and footwear were floating in the water near the boat. A search and rescue team is assisting Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and other emergency responders in the search.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Bowling Green man indicted for murder

A Bowling Green man has been indicted on a murder charger. Pedro Alfaro's attorney, Alan Simpson, says Alfaro was indicted on Thursday. Alfaro was arrested in connection to the deadly shooting of Kevin Morris on September 8th. Police say they found Morris in the parking lot of the Campus Pointe Apartments in Bowling Green with multiple gunshot wounds. Morris later died in the hospital. Officials say when Alfaro was arrested, he told officers he had shot Morris in self-defense. Alfaro's bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Several arrested in child porn investigation

Two Hardin County men and another man accused of setting up a meeting with an underage person in Hardin County, are part of a combined effort to net online child predators as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation. The culmination of Operation Gabbi Doolin was announced Monday by federal law enforcement. It was named in honor of 7 year-old Gabbi Doolin who was kidnapped and murdered in 2015 from her brother's youth football game in Allen County. The investigations, which were conducted in Elizabethtown and Louisville, resulted in multiple state and federal arrests. In addition to the arrests, multiple investigative leads were developed that continue to assist law enforcement with the apprehension of child predators. 54-year-old Melvin Dowell, of Rineyville, 23-year-old Travis Puckett, of Elizabethtown, and 66-year-old Charles Ashley, of Adolphus, were among seven people named in the investigation.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Hart County Raider Football team advances

Hart County Raiders Football team has advanced into the playoffs. The Hart County team will play at Taylor County Friday night and kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. You may join Studio 101 with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

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

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Barren County Schools virtual until November 30th

The Barren County School District has announced they will remain closed to in-person learning until Monday, November 30th. The school switched to all virtual learning on October 26th which was only supposed to last until November 2nd. This is the second extension the district has made during this closure due to the fact that COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise significantly in the county and state of Kentucky.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Kentuckians asked to recommit by Governor

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday asked all Kentuckians to recommit to following safety guidelines as Kentucky again set a record for cases reported in one week. Sunday's report also represented the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday. The governor reminded community leaders, schools, businesses and residents in the state's hardest hit areas to follow the Red Zone Reduction Recommendations. Thursday's red zone counties should follow the recommendations through Sunday, November 22nd. As of Sunday at 4:00 p.m., Gov. Beshear reported 1,449 new cases with 3 new deaths and a positivity rate of 8.88% with total number of deaths at 1,661 and those currently hospitalized are 1,383.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Big Clifty woman charged with possession of stolen mail

A Big Clifty woman is facing a felony charge after reportedly stealing and throwing away U. S. mail. According to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, people in Clarkson reported November 2nd, that a woman was removing mail from mailboxes on Millerstown Street. Two residents reportedly said they had mail stolen and followed the suspect, 41-year-old Kelly R. Higdon, as she traveled. Higdon was found at her home in the 400 block of Skeese Road, police said. In addition to mail found by officers along the road, law enforcement also found mail inside Higdon's vehicle. Higdon is charged with possession of stolen mail, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and criminal littering.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Cave City man arrested for trafficking

A Cave City man is in jail following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. The Barren River Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police made a traffic stop on a 2019 white Nissan pick-up truck on Smith Road in Glasgow. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Eric Ray Sturgeon, of Cave City, declined consent to search and a K-9 unit responded to the scene, according to a press release from the Barren River Drug Task Force. KSP Trooper Jordan Matthews conducted a field sobriety test on Sturgeon and based on the tests, Sturgeon was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. The K-9 gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics from the vehicle and law enforcement found a pound of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, paraphernalia and cash, according to the release. Sturgeon was also charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense, greater or equal to two grams of meth. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Glendale man charged with attempted murder

A 38-year-old Glendale man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Saturday morning after an alleged incident involving a male relative. 38-year-old Aaron Florian allegedly placed a rifle on the back of the victim's head and pulled the trigger but the weapon malfunctioned and failed to fire, according to a citation from the Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Florian then reportedly pulled the charging handle on the rifle and expelled the chamber round. Throughout Friday evening, Florian reportedly grabbed his rifle on several occasions and threatened to kill the male relative. He allegedly told the man he would "not live to see Saturday" and that he was "a dead man". Florian is being charged with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Florian is currently lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Larue and Hardin County virtual instruction continues

Elizabethtown Independent, Larue County and Hardin County school students will continue with virtual instruction through next week as COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally. In the case of Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools, the districts announced Thursday online instruction would remain until at least November 24th. This is the third full week of NTI for the three school districts in response to surges of COVID-19 in Hardin and Larue counties.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Hart County Schools continues virtual academy

Due to Hart County's COVID index being at 50.3 Thursday and following Kentucky Department of Public Health's guidelines for "red zone" districts, Hart County Virtual Academy will continue for all students through Tuesday, November 24th. Of course, November 25th through 27th is Thanksgiving break, and there is no virtual school those days. The numbers are trending downward, but are still too far from what constitutes a "red zone" county. The school wants to do everything possible to assist in keeping staff, students, and community safe. If data allows, in-person instruction with the green group will begin on Monday, November 30th, and with the orange group on Tuesday, December 1st.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Ky Gov gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19. Gov. Beshear announced 94 red zone counties and asked Kentuckians to follow red zone recommendations and school recommendations. The Governor reported 2,342 new cases of the virus and 18 deaths.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 10,870 cases, of which 8,820 have recovered. There have been 148 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 11 new cases, Barren County has 24 new cases, Edmonson County has 250 new cases and Warren County has 64 new cases.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Woman struck by vehicle; man arrested

A vehicle struck a woman in Barren County and police arrested the alleged driver elsewhere. The Glasgow Police Department arrested 20-year-old Mario Frazier, of Glasgow, on charges of first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and reckless driving. GPD officers were called Monday to Park Street regarding a disturbance that resulted in a woman being struck by a vehicle. Police found a woman lying on the ground and she was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment. The woman's name has not been released by police, but Frazier's arrest citation described the victim as an acquaintance of his. The vehicle involved in the incident had left the scene by the time police arrived but witnesses provided a description of the vehicle, which officers located Tuesday outside Frazier's Noah Drive address. Frazier was taken into custody and was arraigned Thursday in Barren District Court. He remains lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center under a $15,000 cash bond. Frazier has trials pending in Warren County in multiple cases. He has been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief in a 2019 incident at Lampkin Place Apartments.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Bowling Green Police investigate robbery

Bowling Green Police are investigating a robbery that took place Monday morning at Fastrac Food Mart at 2926 Nashville Road. Officers spoke with employees and viewed video surveillance which showed an unknown male enter the store, pointing a handgun at the employees, who then complied with the suspect's demands, as he took cash from the register area. He then took off to an unknown location. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest 

A traffic stop was conducted by the Hart County Sheriff's Office Wednesday.  After the traffic stop, a deputy deployed K-9 Rina who gave a positive alert on the vehicle.  49 year-old Timothy L. Hayes was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), along with multiple traffic violations. Hayes was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Horse Cave Police Department, Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police assisted in the investigation.

 

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020

FRECC donates to area to end hunger

Farmers RECC recently donated $7,000 to area organizations who are committed to ending hunger in our area. The BackPack Program, organized by Feeding America, helps children get nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends when they are not in school. Bags of food are assembled at area food banks and then distributed to children through the school's Youth Resource Office. Farmers RECC donated $2,000 each to Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties. Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year. The funds have been distributed to the schools Youth Resource offices so they can identify individuals with a need for the donations.

 

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ky reports highest daily COVID-19 case total

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Wednesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The Governor said Kentuckians are in significantly greater danger of contracting COVID-19 now than they were in March or April and should take the pandemic more seriously. The Governor reported 2,700 new cases, the state's highest ever daily total. In addition, the positivity rate increased to 8.12%, the highest it has been since May 5th. "This entire state is in danger. COVID-19 is absolutely everywhere. We need everybody to wear your masks and follow red zone reduction recommendations and school recommendations. The Governor reported an additional 14 deaths, raising the death toll to 1,604.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 10,736 cases, of which 8,748 of which have recovered. There have been 144 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Hart County with 10, Barren County with 28, Metcalfe County with 8, Edmonson County with 4 and Warren County with 58 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

E-town mother arrested, 4 children removed

An Elizabethtown mother has been arrested after her children tested positive for methamphetamine. Malayanah Root, 27, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.  According to an arrest warrant, Elizabethtown police assisted Child Protective Services July 30th in a child abuse complaint. Four children were placed in protective custody and then examined by a doctor. Three children tested positive for methamphetamine and two tested positive for THC. Root is being held in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Governor reports 14 new deaths from COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The governor reported 2,120 new cases of the virus Tuesday raising the total number of infections to 124,646 since the outbreak began. 14 deaths were also reported, raising the death toll to 1,590. Five men from Jessamine County were residents at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

The Governor recognized Glasgow native Timothy England, a 10-year employee of the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, who passed away on Nov. 8 due to COVID-19 complications. He was 60 years old.  Gov. Beshear announced many counties with double digit new cases of the virus including Warren with 68 and Barren with 14.

 

And Dr. Steven Stack discussed Thanksgiving plans and guidance for a safe holiday, issuing the following guidelines: 

Avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.

Always wear a face covering or mask.

Maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft. or more.

Avoid large gatherings, especially those held indoors.

Do not host or attend crowded parades.

Avoid shopping in crowded stores before, on or after Thanksgiving.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Click It or Ticket Campaign

‘The Click It or Ticket’ campaign gets underway Monday, November 16th, and runs thru November 29th.  Law enforcement across the state of Kentucky will be participating in the campaign this month to enforce the use of seatbelts. Drivers are reminded to use their seatbelts. Kentucky had 567 motor vehicle fatalities last year. That number includes 300 people who weren’t properly restrained.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Hart County Schools continue virtual learning

Hart County's COVID-19 data is trending in the right direction; however, not at the point that was hoped for. Therefore, Hart County Virtual Academy will continue for all students through Friday, November 13. Llooking at data daily, the school hopes to begin in-person instruction again on Monday, November 16th, with the green group; and on Tuesday, November 1th, with the orange group. The next update will come out Friday, November 13th. Please remember meal pickup for anyone 18 and under is still available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11-1 at all schools.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

KYTC virtual traffic school and license courses

Following red zone reduction recommendations to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Driver Licensing will be offering virtual state traffic school and graduated driver licensing courses through the end of February 2021. In-person classes for both programs will be halted temporarily.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Veteran's Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Wednesday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Gov. reports 11 new deaths in Ky

Governor Beshear announced 1,745 new cases on Monday, 197 of those are 18 and under. Beshear announced 11 new deaths bringing the state’s total to 1,576.  The governor reported 22 new cases in Warren County, 17 in Barren, and 11 in Grayson. Hart County has had a total of 589 cases and 1 death reported from COVID-19 thus far. The state’s positivity rate is 7.49%

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Son seeks public's help to find father

The son of a missing Logan County man is asking the public for the public's help in finding his father, Terry Knight. Billy Knight says his father went missing Friday morning. Terry Knight is 46-years-old and was last seen at the USA Fuel in Russellville wearing a camouflage hoodie, work pants and work boots. His son says a witness reported seeing him on US 68 headed toward Hopkinsville.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Terry Knight, you are asked to contact the Logan County dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Historic landmark damaged over the weekend

Information is being sought by The Hart County Sheriff’s Office concerning damage of a historic landmark. The sheriff's office is searching for the person(s) responsible for damaging the landmark at Hopewell Church over the weekend during the overnight hours. Tracks at the scene indicate a truck ran into the object and then left the scene. Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Hart County Sheriff’s Office at 270-524-0011.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Friday night high school football

In Friday night's area high school football scores:

Hart County over Casey County 44 to 20. Hart County's Dustin Butler scored 3 touchdowns and Jackson Shoulders with 7 tackles. Wayne County defeated Barren County 42 to 20, while Clinton County defeated Green County 44 to 14. Hart County will advance into the football playoffs Friday night, November 20th, on the road at Taylor County. Studio 1010 will have the broadcast.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Horse Cave City Hall special called meeting

A special called Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held at Horse Cave City Hall at 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday night, November 9th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

City of Cave City Council meeting

The City of Cave City will hold their regular council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall Monday, November 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Gov. reports highest weekly total of cases

Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky's highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Behsear reported 1,177 new cases with 4 new deaths, a positivity rate of 7.24% and total deaths are 1,565. Top counties with the most positive cases Sunday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Kenton and Boone. Those reported lost to the virus Sunday include two 92-year-old men and a 77-year-old man from Hardin County; and a 76-year-olod man from Marion County.

 

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Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Vote Totals From Hart County Now Official

Friday afternoon was the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by the Hart County Clerk. Winning vote-getters from national, State and regional races are wide-margin victories and remain unchanged with only a handful of additional votes being counted.

 

In the county’s more closely contested races, the order of finish for Hart County School Board seats also remains the same. In the final tally, Sonya Gedda defeated Bontina Haynes 325 to 268 in the 2nd district race and Tyler Holthouser defeated Shane Reynolds, 377 to 342 in the 5th educational district.
 

In the Caverna School Board Race from Hart County, Wayne Hatcher received 725 votes and Glaine Percell received 551 votes (both unopposed).
 

On Bonnieville’s City Council, the numbers are unchanged with Larry Srygler, Christy Richards, Marie Whitlow, Danny Thompson, Jonathan Hornback and Colby Smith winning seats.
 

On Horse Cave’s City Council, Vickie Rogers, Randy Russell, Velpha Hatchett, Larry Bunch, Sue Nunn and James Perry Martin remain the top six vote-getters.
 

And, on Munfordville’s City Council, all five ballot candidates will be seated on the council with write-in candidate Annie Swift winning the final spot, having received 43 votes.
 

In all, additional Hart County votes received since Tuesday did not affect any local outcomes.
 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Update on Hart County Schools' instruction plan

Due to Hart County's current COVID-19 index of 61.5, Hart County Schools will utilize the Hart County Virtual Academy through Wednesday, November 11.  Depending on data at that time, in-person instruction could resume on Thursday, November 12th.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Barren County Schools continue distance learning

Barren County Schools will continue distance learning through November 13th. With COVID-19 still remaining high and widespread throughout Barren County, Barren County School officials announced Thursday they will extend their current school closure through November 13th. According to a Facebook post from Barren County Schools, they hope that extending the closure will allow in-person instruction until Christmas break without interruption. Teachers will continue to communicate with families regarding distance learning.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Metcalfe County woman falls out of truck

A Metcalfe County woman was injured Wednesday after falling out of a moving truck and then being struck by it. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was notified around 2:30 p.m. of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 1048 around 2 miles north of Sulphur Well. MCSO said 22-year-old Samantha Johnson was driving a 1993 GMC Sierra pickup westbound on KY 1048 at the intersection of Seven Springs Church Road. Officials said as Johnson made a right turn, the driver's door opened, and she fell out of the truck onto the road. Johnson was then struck by the truck as it left the roadway, striking a wire fence and coming to rest. MCSO said Johnson was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Johnson was cited to Metcalfe District Court for the following offenses related to the collision:

* Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance

* Failure to register transfer of motor vehicle

* No registration plate

* No registration receipt

* Obstructed vision/windshield and

* Improper equipment.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Couple identified in Warren County murder

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has identified the couple killed in a double murder in Alvaton Tuesday night. They have been identified as 65-year-old Larry Glen Howell and his 63-year-old wife, Debra Kay Howell. A woman had called the sheriff's office after she found her father deceased in the garage.  When deputies arrived to a residence on H. E. Johnson Road, they say they later found a female victim on the back porch of the residence as well. Their grandson, Joshua Wright, has been arrested for their murders. His bond has been set at $500,000 and his next court appearance is on December 2nd, 2020. Wright is lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Gov reports record COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19. Thursday's new cases report is one of Kentucky's highest ever, second only to the day Beshear reported a significant backlog from Fayette County. Gov. Beshear said Thursday's update would be a difficult one. He reported 2,318 new cases of COVID-19. Counties with the highest number of new cases included Barren with 49 and Warren with 34. Hart County reported 20 new cases and Metcalfe County has 10 new cases.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Hart County Grand Jury indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury met Tuesday in Hart Circuit Court and the following indictments were returned:

Waynetta Jordan, 43, of Canevville, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, driving DUI suspended license, 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 4th offense or more, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, possession of marijuana, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear a seatbelt, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and persistent felony offender.

Teddy Horton, 51, of, Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and excessive window tinting.

Marcus Thompson, 34, of Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, fleeing and evading police, (motor vehicle), 1st degree, resisting arrest, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seatbelt and no registration receipt.

Pamela Brian, 57, of Louisville, for fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, resisting arrest criminal mischief, 1st degree, speeding 26 mph or greater over the speed limit, reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear a seatbelt, improper passing and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Scott Mays, 25, of Louisville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree -1st offense (heroin), drug paraphernalia-buy possess and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense.

Anthony Hawkins, 30, of Hardyville, for tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

Desiree Bryant, 33, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree – 1st offense (opiates), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, 1st offense, failure to or improper signal and failure to produce insurance card.

Jason Miller, 45, of Sonora, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree- 2nd offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, second offense (aggravating circumstances), operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, failure to or Improper signal, failure to produce an insurance card and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Joshua Bunch, 37, of Glasgow, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (meth), fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Malik Hawkins, 23, of Munfordville, for trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz), possession of a firearm while committing an offense, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, speeding and improper equipment.

James Jaggers, 25, of Munfordville, for theft by unlawful taking, $500 or more but under $10,000, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, criminal trespass, 2nd degree, possession of marijuana and possession of legend drugs.

And Bryce Diamond, 29, of Bonnieville, for receiving stolen property (firearm), fraudulent firearms transaction and theft by deception under $500.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Friday night high school football

Caverna will travel to take on Shawnee Friday night at 7:30 p.m.  Hart County will be on the road Friday night taking on Casey County with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Governor extends mask mandate 30 days

Gov. Andy Beshear is extending the mask mandate for 30 more days. The governor reported 1,635 new cases Wednesday of the virus and 11 deaths. Among the counties with the highest number of cases Wednesday, were Warren with 64, Christian with 34, Barren with 22, Grayson with 17, Monroe with 14 and Hart and Simpson with 12.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Rineyville woman arrested for attempted murder

A Rineyville woman is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after reportedly firing a shot into a living room ceiling as her husband fled the house. 54-year-old Karen Jolly is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence. According to an arrest citation, Hardin County sheriff's deputies had been called several times to the residence. Jolly was out on bond following three October arrests, including two misdemeanor domestic violence assault charges and assault of a police officer. She was released and told not to return to the home or to consume alcohol. When deputies arrived Monday around 7:00 p.m., they found Jolly asleep in a bed and her husband inside a vehicle in the driveway. He had returned to the house and found Jolly there and an argument ensued. She reportedly grabbed his Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and began waving it and when he began to leave the home, he heard a gunshot. In addition to attempted murder, Jolly is charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and four counts of violation of conditions of release. Jolly is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

2020 Election Local Voting

Just under 8,400 votes were tallied on Tuesday in Hart County. Early in-person votes (which ended Monday) made up 5,391 of them. There were 1372 ballots mailed out with less than 100 outstanding. Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be counted if they arrive by the end of the day on Friday. She says official/final numbers must be reported to Frankfort on Monday, November 9th. Just over 1,700 votes were cast in-person at Hart County's three precincts on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump carried Hart County, receiving 76% of the vote.

Mitch McConnell is re-elected to the US Senate by a significant margin and also carried the county with 69%.

Brett Guthrie easily won re-election to the US House. He had 77% of Hart County’s vote.

For state legislature seats, Senator Steve Meredith and Representative Bart Rowland easily won their re-election bids.

Hart County’s Board of Education Races are much closer. The 2nd District Seat is currently separated by 58 votes. Sonya Gedda leads Bontina Haynes 323-265 while the 5th District Seat is even closer, separated by only 34 votes. In that race, Tyler Holthouser leads Shane Reynolds, 376-342.  Yet-to-be-counted mail-in ballots may impact these school board races.

In the Caverna School Board Race from Hart County with both candidates unoppossed: Wayne Hatcher received 724 and Glaine Percell received 549 votes.

On Bonnieville’s City Council, Larry Srygler is the current top vote-getter with 61, followed by Christy Richards with 58, Marie Whitlow with 48, Danny Thompson with 47, Jonathan Hornback with 38, Colby Smith with 31, Sherman Bowman with 27 and Fran Bowsher with 26.  The council has 6 seats.

On Horse Cave’s City Council, Vickie Rogers is the current top vote-getter with 466, followed by Randy Russell with 464, Velpha Hatchett with 442, Larry Bunch with 430, Sue Nunn with 416, James Perry Martin with 403, Maronda Gibson with 376 and Charles Leonard Stinson with 342.  The council has 6 seats.

On Munfordville’s City Council, only five candidates are on the ballot for the 6 seats. The current top vote-getter is Ricky Line with 373 votes, followed by Bill Belt with 311, Kenny Shepperd with 310, Shelli Templeman Gibbons with 283 and Jeremy Atwell with 274.  Three write-in candidates are identified to fill the 6th seat.  Annie Swift has currently received 43 votes, Ronnie Huff has received 28 votes and Marcia Hayes has received 20 votes.

With regard to Kentucky’s Constitutional Amendments, Hart County voted slightly in favor of Amendment #1 addressing Crime Victim Laws, 3483-3045.  Hart County voted overwhelmingly against Amendment #2 addressing Judicial Term Length, 4597 to 1925.

And, from Barren County, Cave City’s Council results currently show Steve Pedigo at the top with 417 votes, followed by Mike Houchens with 398, Leticia Cline with 334, Beverly Tobin Ford with 323, Kevin Houchens with 314, Denny Doyle with 271, Andrew Bagshaw with 265, Seaborn Ellzey with 239, Brandon Wright with 226, John Grissom with 198, John Rickett with 149, J.P. Merlo with 112 and Dallas Fancher with 93.

Remember all votes have not been counted.  Mail-in ballots post marked by Tuesday and received by the end of Friday will be counted before final results are sent to Frankfort on Monday, November 9th.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Hart County continues virtual classes

Due to Hart County School's staff who remain in quarantine, Hart County's current index of 83.3 and local and state health department guidelines; Hart County Schools will continue using the virtual academy instruction through Friday, November 6th. In-person instruction is planned to resume Monday, November 9th, depending on COVID data for our county at that time.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Ky reports 1,032 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported another record total for a Monday with 1,032 new cases of the virus, raising the total number of Kentuckians infected since the beginning of the outbreak to 109,670. Gov. Beshear reported three deaths raising the death toll to 1,492. Those reported lost to the virus include: an 82-year-old man from Hardin County, a 93-year-old man from Jessamine County; and a 59-year-old man from Whitley County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 9,623 cases, of which 7,875 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. In new cases, Hart County has 37, Warren County has 150 new cases and Barren County has 66 new cases.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

E-town man charged with 10 felony counts

A 39-year-old Elizabethtown man charged last year with 10 felony counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance is expected to accept a plea deal next week in Hardin Circuit Court. 39-year-old Billy Joe Chesser, who was identified in part by his tattoos, has been offered a 20-year sentence by prosecutors. He's scheduled to appear November 10th for sentencing. According to the plea deal, Chesser used a child less than 16 to engage in a sexual performance in 10 different videos. He will be sentenced to 20 years in prison on each count with each count running at the same time. Each charge is a Class B felony 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.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

BRDHD increase in positive cases

The Barren River District Health Department's disease investigation team is working diligently in order to keep up with the growing COVID-19 cases in our district. The Barren River District , is currently experiencing an increase in positive cases and ask for cooperation of the communities in order to help control the spread of the virus as they continue providing disease and contact investigation.

Contacts to a positive case should do the following:

* Stay home (except to get medical care) and do not invite others in until you get a call from the health department.

* If you become sick, get tested. When seeking medical care, inform the provider you have been exposed to COVID-19.

* Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

BRDHD will be in communication with all positive cases and their contacts as quickly as possible. For more information on what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, visit www.barrenriverhealth.org.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Ky Governor reports record number of COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Sunday there were more new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kentucky this week than any other since the beginning of the pandemic. Red zone counties should follow nine recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and all counties should consider adopting some of these measures to help them avoid the red zone. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1st, Gov. Beshear reported 1,423 new cases and 4 new deaths. The state's positivity rate was at 6.14% and the total deaths are at 1,489. Those currently hospitalized are 994 and 250 are currently in ICU with 136 on a ventilator.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

One person killed in Barren County crash

Kentucky State Police Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision Saturday just before 6:30 a.m. The collision occurred westbound on the Cumberland Parkway near the 1mm in Barren County. Police say 41-year-old Joseph Phelps, of Dunnville, was operating a 2006 International Tractor Tr4ailer in the right lane of travel on the Cumberland Parkway. Police say a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by 35-year-old Luis Segura, of Monticello, struck the rear of Phelps' trailer. Police say a passenger in Segura's vehicle, 25 year-old William Barnes, of Monticello, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Police say Segura was flown to the Vanderbilt University Hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Two injured in Metcalfe County collision

A man and a 22-month-old child were involved in a collision Friday morning in Metcalfe County. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was notified just after 10:00 a.m. Friday of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 90, about 5 miles east of Beaumont. Sheriff Lonnie Hodges responded to the scene to investigate. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Quentin A. Christian, of Glasgow, was driving a 2017 Dodge Caravan westbound on KY 90 with a juvenile passenger. As the van was headed westbound, it suddenly veered across the eastbound lane left the roadway, traveled own an earth embankment and struck the ditch line. MCSO said Christian was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. The child was taken by ambulance as a precautionary measure. Officials said alcohol was not a factor in the collision, Christian was wearing a seatbelt and the child was in a safety seat.

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, November 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include a discussion on the Christmas parade and side walk.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 9,185 cases, of which 7,448 have recovered. The district has reported 141 deaths from COVID-19. Hart County has 14 new cases, Warren County has added 58 new cases, while Barren County has 34 and Metcalfe County is reporting 7 new cases of COVID-19.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Election Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd, for Election Day. Tuesday's garbage pickup will be on Wednesday next week in Cave City.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to rape

A Bowling Green man has pled guilty to rape, sodomy and promoting human trafficking of a minor female from October of 2017 to January of 2019. Court records say 74-year-old Jerry N. Cline entered into a plea deal where he will serve at least 17 of the 20 years he will be sentenced to. 34-year-old Latrisha LeGrand is accused of complicity to the same charges Cline pleaded to. Her case has not yet gone to trial.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

BRDHD updates COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health gives update on COVID-19 confirming a total of 9,047 cases, of which 7,352 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. Barren County and Warren County have 41 new cases each, Hart County has 27 new cases. Metcalfe County has 7 new cases and Edmonson County has 3 new cases. Hardin County soared past the 2,000-mark for positive COVID-19 cases with 86 new cases announced Wednesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The county has had 197 positive cases between Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, the health district says. Larue County reported 13 new positive cases Wednesday.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for drug trafficking

The Warren County Drug Task Force and the Kentucky State Police on Wednesday arrested 26-year-old Kendall Scott, of Bowling Green, on drug trafficking charges. According to the Warren County Drug Task Force, Scott was arrested at I-65 and Russellville Road in Bowling Green. Authorities say the arrest was followed by a short term investigation, three covert drug purchases and surveillance. The investigation determined that Scott was trafficking in heroin and fentanyl in the Bowling Green area. Scott was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, Class C Felony (Fentanyl) 3 counts. Scott was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Mammoth Cave man arrested on various charges

A Mammoth Cave man has been arrested for trying to sell a stolen truck. Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle says a 2004 GMC Sierra was stolen from Bowling Green on October 17th this year. While deputies secured the stolen truck at Keith Lockard's home, Grayson County authorities caught Lockard at the Taco Bell in Leitchfield. Police say he is a convicted felon who had illegal drugs and a handgun when they took him into custody. Lockard was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Search continues for a Richardsville man

Emergency crews are still searching for a man with serious medical issues . 57-year-old Raif Velic went missing from his home at 1076 Pruitt Road in the Richardsville Community October 18th.  He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Velic was wearing a dark ball cap, dark vest, dark track pants and a gray backpack.  Officials last confirmed siting of Velic was last Wednesday on Riverside Benleo Road. Daily searches for Raif Velic have continued each day since his disappearance with over 100 volunteers helping. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Velic, please contact Kentucky State Police or the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered in Hart County

In the early morning hours on Wednesday, Deputy Jacob Hodges received a complaint in regards to an abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Cub Run Hwy and Sam Goodman Road. While responding, there was also a complaint of an unknown male looking in vehicles near the 6000 block of Cub Run Hwy. Deputy Hodges made contact with 47-year-old David Crowell, of Owensboro, as well as the abandoned vehicle. The vehicle in question had been reported stolen by the Owensboro Police Department. Crowell was arrested for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Horse Cave man arrested on multiple charges

A Horse Cave man has been arrested on multiple charges. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Horse Cave Police responded to a complaint Tuesday on London Pace Sink Road. Upon arrival, a suspect fled police on foot but was apprehended a short time later while hiding in an outbuilding. 29 year-old Adam Kinslow, of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing-2nd degree. Kinslow was also served an outstanding arrest warrant out of Hardin County. He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Area high school Friday night football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Western at home at 7:30 p.m.

Hart County's game has been cancelled for Friday night

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Lady Raiders Volleyball team defeated

The Hart County Lady Raiders Volleyball team lost to Central Hardin in the Regional Tournament Tuesday night at John Hardin. Coach Angie Craddock's team made it to the Region for the first time since 2005. The team has everyone returning next year.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Hart County students currently at home

Hart County Schools released the following message concerning the canceling of in-person classes for this Thursday and Friday.

"Due to Hart County Schools having 33 staff members currently being quarantined, there will be no in-person school in Hart County Thursday and Friday. Hart County Virtual Academy will occur during those two days."

"In the board-approved school calendar, Monday, November 2nd is a professional development day, and Tuesday, November 3rd, is listed as a "no school" day because of the presidential election." " On Wednesday, November 4th, Hart County Schools will hold virtual academy classes and restart in-person classes with the green group on Thursday, November 5th, and the orange group on Friday, November 6th, depending on COVID-19 data at that time," stated Debbie Fowler, Assistant Superintendent of Hart County Schools.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Accident leads to drug arrest in Glasgow

A non-injury accident in Glasgow Monday led to a drug arrest.  Glasgow Police Department responded to the intersection of North Race and West Front Street. During an investigation, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from one of the vehicles involved. Also, a stolen firearm was found in the center console of one of the vehicles. The driver, William Beard, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Trafficking In Marijuana (Less Than 8 OZ.) 1st Offense (Enhancement) and Tampering With Physical Evidence.  He lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

November General Election ballot for Hart County

The November General Election will be Tuesday, November 3rd, with polls closing at 6:00 p.m.

Voters will cast their ballots for the Presidential Race between President Donald Trump, Joseph R. Biden, Jo Jorgensen, Kanye West and Brock Pierce.

In the U.S. Senate race: Incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell is facing Democrat Amy McGrath and Brad Barron.

For U.S. Representative: Incumbent S. Brett Guthrie is facing challengers Hand Linderman, Lewis Carter and Robert Lee Perry.

In the State Senators race: Incumbent Stephen L. Meredith will face Guy M. Miller and John Whipple.

State Representative 21st District: The Incumbent Bart T. Rowland will be up against John W. Pennington.
For Hart County Coroner: Anthony Tony Roberts is unopposed.

 

Nonpartisan School Candidates for the Member Board of Education, 2nd Educational District are Sonya Gedda and Bontina Haynes. This includes parts of Rowletts, Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8, Pascal and Uno.

Member Board of Education 3rd Educational District candidate including: Memorial, Pikeview, Linwood, part of Pascal, Uno, High School and Hammonsville is Sheryl Shirley, who is unopposed.

Member Board of Education 5th Educational District candidates are Tyler Holthouser and Shane Reynolds and includes part of Euclid and Priceville.

Member Board of Education for Caverna Independent School District candidates are Glaine Percell and Wayne Hatcher, which includes part of Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8.

On the Nonpartisan City Ballot for City Council the City of Bonnieville, candidates are Fran Bowsher, Johnathan R. Hornback, Marie Whitlow, Christy Richards, Colby Smith, Sherman Bowman, Larry D. Srygler and Danny Thompson and includes part of Bonnieville #13 & #14.

 

For City Council (City of Horse Cave), candidates are: Velpha Hatchett, James Perry “Wool” Martin, Vickie Rogers, Larry Bunch, Maronda L. Gibson, Randy Russell, Sue Nunn and Charles Leonard Stinson which includes part of Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8.

City Council for the city of Munfordville candidates are: Kenny Shepperd, Ricky D. Line, Shelli Templeman Gibbons, Jeremy Atwell and Bill Belt.

 

Studio 101 WLOC will have live election coverage from the Hart County Courthouse beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night.  

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

BRDHD updated report on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 8,903 cases of COVID-19, of which 7,286 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 12 new cases with a total of 426 with 281 recovered, along with 1 death. Barren County has 1211 total cases with 926 recovered and has seen 13 deaths, Metcalfe County has had a total of 206 cases with 166 recovered and 2 deaths reported.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Hart County Football not playing Friday

Hart County will not be playing Football Friday night.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools transition to at-home learning

Metcalfe County Schools will transition to all AT-HOME learning starting Tuesday, October 27th, through Tuesday, November 3rd. Metcalfe County hopes to resume the in-person option on Wednesday, November 4th. District administrators made the decision due to a combination of circumstances, including the increased number of staff in quarantine. The 21st Century after school program will also be virtual. At this time, extracurricular activities will continue but are subject to review on a daily basis. Metcalfe County will be providing at-home meal services and will release those details as soon as possible. For the latest district COVID-19 information and resources, visit www.metcalfeschools.com.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Final sentencing in murder case

It took a Hardin County jury less than four hours Monday to find Kendall Lincoln, a father of two, guilty of robbing and shooting to death a Vine Grove man last year and then recommending he spend 50 years in prison. Lincoln, 22, of Elizabethtown, was arrested and charges December 3, 2019 in the shooting death the night before of Cornelius Tory as he sat inside his Chevy Tahoe in a front parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff. Tory, 20, was shot multiple times in what has been described as a drug deal that turned into a homicide. The jury recommended Lincoln serve in total a 50-year sentence - 30 years for the murder conviction, 15 years for a first-degree robbery conviction, and five years for being a felon in possession of a handgun. Final sentencing will be December 15th. Lincoln would be eligible for parole after serving 20 years as required by state law.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Gov issues recommendations for Red Zone counties

Gov. Beshear reports record number of COVID-19 cases for a Monday, issues recommendations for Red Zone counties. Gov. Beshear reports 953 new cases of the virus. The Governor issued a map of Red zone counties that is those with 25 or more average daily cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents. The top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Floyd. There were three deaths raising the death toll to 1,410. The positivity rate rose to 5.84 percent.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 8,782 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 7,207 of which have recovered. The district has 141 deaths reported from COVID-19. Barren County reported 95 new cases Monday and Hart County reported 43 new cases. Warren County with 116 new cases and Metcalfe County with 7 new cases. Hart County Judge Executive was a special guest Tuesday morning on Studio 101 speaking about the counties new covid cases and taking precautionary measures.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Hart County Volleyball action

Congratulations to Hart County Lady Raiders Volleyball team. They are advancing in the tournament and will play Tuesday night at John Hardin and will take on Central Hardin at 8:00 p.m.  A decision will be made later in the week concerning Hart County's Friday night football action.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Ky sets record for weekly COVID cases

Gov. Andy Beshear said during Sunday's briefing that Kentucky unfortunately set a new record for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a week since the pandemic began, with 9,335 positive cases this week. The Governor said that Sunday marked the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday, with 1,462 cases. The Governor said he will be talking about new recommendations to counties that are in the red zone, those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 residents. Two new deaths were reported Sunday which included a 74-year-old woman from Grayson County. There are currently 231 in ICU and 106 on ventilator.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Barren County Schools move to distance learning

All Barren County School students are moving to distance learning beginning October 26th. Superintendent Bo Matthews said the campus closure will last until Friday, November 6th. Matthews said the closure was due to rising COVID-19 cases and high quarantine numbers both in the schools and community. Students are expected to return on Monday, November 9th. All schedules will resume at the time including A/B schedules at Barren County High and Middle School, as well as distance learning on Fridays implemented district wide.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

KSP search for Logan County inmate

Kentucky State Police are searching for a Logan County inmate after he never returned back to jail after work. According to jail staff, the inmate, Jason Stratton, was granted furlough. This means the inmate was allowed to leave for work, but had to return back at a certain time. Officials say he never returned back at 2:00 p.m. as instructed on Thursday. Stratton, 48, has brown hair, hazel eyes, stands 6'2" tall and weighs around 189 pounds. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Stratton, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010. You may also text a tip through the Kentucky State Police App. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Fire at Burkesville City Hall Sunday

Burkesville Fire Chief Greg Cary reports that the call came in at 5:46 a.m. Most of the damage was contained to the East end of the City Hall building. The majority of the files and furniture was able to be removed from the building. An arson investigator is being called to the scene as part of routine measures. City Hall will conduct business from across the street at the Veteran's Memorial Community Center until further notice.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Hart County Schools suspend athletic practice

Hart County Schools has suspended all athletic practice and competition at this time. Studio 101 will continue to monitor day to day COVID-19 case data for the community. Friday night's Hart County game against Casey County has been postponed until November 6th and next Friday night's game has been cancelled.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Ribbon cutting at Clark Drugs

Clark Drugs in Munfordville will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening at their new location on 31-W Main Street in Munfordville on Monday, October 26th.  Studio 101 will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. till noon.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Tennessee woman charged after chase

A Tennessee woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she was clocked by Kentucky State Police driving in excess of 120 mph on the Bluegrass Parkway. 23-year-old Victoria McMillian, of Clarksville, TN, is facing multiple charges including putting the lives of police and motorists at risk as she fled. A KSP trooper initiated lights and sirens on his vehicle in a northbound lane of I-65 near the 91-mile marker after McMillian reportedly drove her gold Chevy Classic past him at a high rate of speed and entered the Bluegrass Parkway. McMillian also reportedly drove the vehicle several times in a manner that looked as if she was going to strike vehicles pulled to the side of the parkway during the chase. She drove to the eastbound eight-mile marker, got off the parkway and then headed in the westbound lane KSP personnel had set up spike strips at the westbound 1-mile marker causing flat tires with the vehicle finally stopping as she attempted to get in a southbound lane of I-65 McMillian, who was arrested at 1:55 a.m., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants; reckoless driving; speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit; first offense, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear October 23rd in Hardin District Court. A passenger in the vehicle, 22 year-old Teona Venoy, of Clarksville, TN, was charged with first offense trafficking in marijuana les than 8 ounces and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has been released from jail.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Fatal collision in Columbia

Kentucky State Police is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred Wednesday just before 4:00 p.m. According to KSP, 46-year-old Lisa Cooper, of Columbia, was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry east bound on KY 900 when she crossed into the oncoming lane, striking a westbound 1989 International log truck driven by 63-year-old Tommy Cape, also of Columbia. KSP said Cooper was not wearing her seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. Cape was belted and treated for minor injuries by Adair County EMS.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a working session at 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon followed by the regular Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County High School.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Ribbon cutting at Inspire Nutrition

Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting Friday, October 16th, at 11:30 a.m. at Inspire Nutrition at the I-65 interchange in Munfordville.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hart County Schools suspend in-person classes

Hart County Schools announced Wednesday all in-person instruction is suspended through October 28th. The decision comes as administrators face challenges due to current numbers of COVID infections. A public release by the school system specifically cites difficulties in providing a healthy atmosphere along with issues related to staffing. The announcement explains faculty availability is reduced to the point where adequate student supervision is not possible in some cases.  Still, school remains in session with all students utilizing the district’s virtual platform. In-person classes are currently scheduled to resume in two weeks, Thursday, October 29th, using the previous A/B schedule. No decisions are finalized regarding how sports and other extra-curricular activities will be affected. Superintendent Nathan Smith says discussions will take place this morning and further information will be available later.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

E-town man arrested for wanton endangerment

A 42-year-old Elizabethtown man is facing a pair of felony charges after police say he showed up Tuesday night to help his wife who had been in a "DUI wreck" and police found him heavily intoxicated with two children in his vehicle. William Routte was arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants. He showed up to aid his wife "who had been involved in a DUI accident where she had left the scene and was attempting to get her disabled vehicle towed".  40-year-old Jessica Routte was charged with fist offense driving under the influence of intoxicants after crashing a Chevy Aveo into a fence and telephone pole on Valley Creek Road. The report said part of the front bumper had been knocked off the vehicle but she continued to drive it for a bit. Deputies followed a trail of antifreeze on the roadway and found the vehicle being loaded onto a tow truck at the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Ky. 210. When her husband arrived, a deputy said he had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. William Routte is being held in lieu of a $5,000 unsecured bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear November 20th in Hardin District Court. Jessica Routte was released Wednesday from the detention center.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Area high school football Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Russellville at 7:00 p.m. while Hart County will be on the road taking on Casey County. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Cave City Chamber Radio/TV Auction

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Radio/TV Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 27th, 28th & 29th. The auction will be broadcast on radio WLOC/AM 1150, Studio 101.7 FM and online at wloconline.com and simulcast live on SCRTC TV channel 6 and EPB TV channel 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening. Prior to the auction, a link to a complete listing of items will be available at cavecitychamber.com and item pictures will be available on the Chamber's Facebook page. To bid during the auction, call (270)646-2199 or (270) 528-2199.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Jerry Taylor receives Bob Miller Award

Hart County Schools Athletic Director Jerry Taylor recently received the Bob Miller Award Mr. Miller, from Newport, was one of the founding fathers of the Kentucky High School Coaches Association (KHSCA). This association gives an annual award in Bob Miller's name to a deserving individual who has contributed to the well-being of student athletes, coaches and administrators in their community, school and state. This year's award goes to Mr. Jerry Taylor of Hart County. Jerry has served the students of Hart County as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 52 years. For 36 of those years, he has been Athletic Director of Hart County High School.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Ky Governor Andy Beshear reported 776 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and 14 deaths. The death toll has now risen to 1,269. The Barren River District Health Department is reported 7,554 cases of which 6,399 have recovered and there have been 140 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County has 36 new cases and Hart County has had 10 new cases since Monday's update.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Search for missing Warren County teen

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is searching for a missing 16-year-old girl from Warren County. KSP says 16-year-old Ireland Scanlan was last seen in Bowling Green on Friday, October 9th, near Scottsville Road. Scanlan is described as a white female 5'6" tall, 120 pounds, with long brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white pullover shirt, camo leggings and white shoes. Anyone with information regarding the location of Ireland Scanlan, is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green at 270-782-2010 or 877-416-1224.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Drug arrest in Barren County

The Glasgow Police Department on Monday conducted a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway that resulted in a drug arrest. Sgt. Barton made contact with the driver identified as Jason B. Smith, of Tompkinsville, and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Sgt. Barton located marijuana inside Smith's pants pocket and methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Smith was arrested and charged with license plate not legible, no registration plates, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Smith was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Monetary donations accepted for Clothes for Kids

Due to COVID-19, this year's Annual Fall Clothes for Kids radio auction will not be held. However, monetary donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Mail your monetary donation to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749. Clothes for Kids serves the nine family resource centers at Hart County and Caverna School systems.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank changes

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

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

In-person voting underway at clerk's office

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election is underway now through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17th, 24th & 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  or you may wait till Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751 or you may go to govoteky.gov to request a mail in ballot.  Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

COVID-19 update for Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 43 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky during an update Monday. Ninety-four of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 18 were age 5 and under. The youngest was 4-months-old. Gov. Beshear reported three deaths raising the death toll to 1,253. The deaths reported Monday include a 79-year-old man from Boyd County, a 67-year-old woman from Fayette County; and a 61-year-old man from Grayson County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 7,485 cases of COVID-19 in the district and has seen 140 deaths. Hart County has had 229 total cases, of which 183 have recovered and there has been 1 death. Warren County has the most with 4718 cases and have seen 57 deaths.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Louisville man indicted in Hardin County murder

A Louisville man arrested for the September 6th shooting death of a man inside an Elizabethtown residence, has been indicted on five felony charges, including murder. 21 year-old Jalen Williams is charged with murder in the shooting death of Juwone Doleman.  Williams was arrested September 18th by members of the U. S. Marshals Service and Louisivlle Metro Police Department. He was indicted for killing 23 year-old Doleman, of Danville, and the shooting of an adult female in the same residence in the 600 block of Westport Road. The woman, whose identity was not released, is recovering from her injuries. The arrest warrant said Williams took an unknown sum of cash, a handgun and jewelry belonging to Doleman during the incident. He also is accused of taking the female victim's cell phone and discarding it on the side of the road while fleeing. According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, Williams was identified as a suspect within hours of the shooting. Williams was indicted on murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Green County man arrested for impersonating officer

Kentucky State Police arrested a Greensburg man Sunday following an assault investigation from September. According to KSP, the victim said that she was traveling west on Edmonton Road around 10:30 p.m. on September 3rd, when she saw blue lights coming up behind her. She pulled over even though she did not think she had made any traffic violations. She stated that a male subject approached her from an unidentified car that did not have law enforcement decals on it. Police said when the man got to the window, he threw what is suspected to be ammonia in her face and tried to forcibly take her from the vehicle. According to the report, the woman fought back and suffered a head injury but was able to get free. The male subject went back to his vehicle and left the scene. As the result of an investigation, KSP obtained an arrest warrant on 47-year-old George Barton for Assault 4th degree (minor injury), impersonating a peace officer, improper use of blue lights, wanton endangerment-2nd degree, unlawful imprisonment-1st degree and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. Barton was arrested Sunday after several hours of negotiation and the use of chemical munitions after authoritie4s said he barricaded himself inside his home.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Caverna Middle SBDM Council meeting

Caverna Middle School will have a special-called SBDM meeting Thursday, October 15th, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Homeland Security Grant approved for Hart County

Hart County has been notified by the Governor's office that a Homeland Security Grant has been approved. Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate told Studio 101 News that a grant of $223,550 has been approved to provide funding for communications equipment, including mobile and portable radios for use by law enforcement as requested in an application submitted by the Hart County Fiscal Court. The grant money will be made available in 2021.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hart County-Warren Central game canceled

The Hart County-Warren Central football game was cancelled Friday night after the Raiders made the trip to Bowling Green for the game. According to Hart County School Superintendent Nathan Smith, the Raiders football team we4re notified by a players parent after arriving in Bowling Green, that they had tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. Hart County decided that it was in the best interest of both teams to cancel Friday night's game. After contacting Julian Tackett with the KHSAA, Hart County was told that the school made the right call in canceling the game.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Governor's family quarantines due to COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the (COVID-19). Earlier Sunday, the Governor issued a statement telling Kentuckians that he and his family are committed to setting a good example by following state and federal quarantine guidelines after they were potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon. As of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear announced 852 newly reported cases. Ninety of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 23 were age 5 and under. The youngest was just 23 days old. The governor announced three more deaths on Sunday bringing the death total to 1,252. The deaths reported included a 33-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 60-year-old man from Hopkins County and a 70-year-old woman from Warren County.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

E-town man indicted on sex abuse charges

An Elizabethtown man, who previously received a plea deal to sexual abuse of a child, has been indicted again by a Hardin County Grand Jury on two charges involving a person younger than age 12. 38-year-old Joseph William Sweat faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. According to the indictments, one reported incideent happened between January 1st and February 1st of this year while he was on probation and the other allegedly occurred from August 2015 through August 2016. The complaints were granted to pursue an arrest warrant based on investigations by Detective Andrea Haire, of Elizabethtown Police Department. Whitney Meredith of Larue County is a special prosecutor in the case since members of Sweat's family know members of the Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Sweat has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his September 17th arrest on the charges. He is being held in the jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. In a previous case, Sweat was arrested January 24th, 2018 and faced three counts of first-degree abuse of a child younger than 12. He accepted a plea agreement on a Class A misdemeanor of second-degree sexual abuse. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Two arrested in double murder case

T2wo people wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of 20-year-old Trevor Cleary, of Tompkinsville, and 19 year-old Austin Copas, of the Fountain Run community in Monroe County back on September 20th, have been apprehended. According to Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia, 28-year-old Kayla Spivey, of Tennessee, and 29-year-old Edward Whitledge, of CA, were located and arrested on Friday, in Bakersfield, CA. According to Kentucky State Police, Cleary and Copas were both found dead of apparent gunshot wounds to the head inside a residence in the Fountain Run community of Monroe County. Kentucky State Police go on to say that Spivey and Whitledge will both be extradited back to Kentucky to face charges in connection with the double murder.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

City of Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at the Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, October 12th, at 5:00 p.m.


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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

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


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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.

AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG ROSE, PASTOR OF MUNFORDVILLE AND MT BEULAH METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN:  ROAD, SHERIFF, COURTROOM MAINTENANCE, BUILDING & ELECTRICAL PLANNING AND ZONING, OCCUPATIONAL.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 160 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK OF JUST OVER $18,484.

OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED REJECTED BID ON 2007 CROWN VIC, APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER #6, BANK TRANSFER #3, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ORDINANCE #220.52 AMENDMENT # 3 (CARES ACT), SHERIFF 2020 3RD QTR. REPORT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN EXTENSION FOR HART COUNTY QUARRY ROAD WATER MAIN GRANT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF RURAL AND MUNICIPAL AID FOR BRIDGE PROJECTS, RESOLUTION FOR EXECUTION OF RURAL SECONDARY PROGRAM AGREEMENT, EASEMENT WITH ROBERT MULLET ON WALNUT LANE AND FLAT ROCK ROAD, APPLY FOR GRANT WITH CENTER FOR TECH & CIVIC LIFE GRANT (ELECTION EXPENSES), TRANSFER FRENCHMAN KNOB PROPERTY TO SOUTHEAST CAVE CONSERVANCY, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL 2020 REPORT, TRANSFER 1998 VAN FROM HART COUNTY LIBRARY TO HART COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT. AND HIRED JAMES GARY PUCKETT AS MAINTENANCE PERSON AT THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR $10.50 PER HOUR. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, IN THE COURTROOM.

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Gov gives update on COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on coronavirus reporting 884 new cases. The governor also reported 11 deaths including a 31-year-old man from Warren County. Beshear said the man was dealing with other health issues in addition to COVID-19. The additional deaths raised the death toll to 1,234.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,299 cases, of which 6,202 have recovered and there have been 139 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

E-town man arrested in strangulation case

An Elizabethtown man is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after he was arrested Thursday morning and charged with first-degree strangulation. 42-year-old David Corbit and a woman became involved in an argument about her whereabouts. She told him he needed to leave and when he refused, she attempted to leave and he began choking her. The woman managed to reach her purse and grabbed pepper spray and sprayed it on Corbit. Corbit fled after the woman called police. First-degree strangulation is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Corbit was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Accident claims Bowling Green man's life

Police worked a fatal collision on Nashville Road at the junction of I-165 Thursday afternoon. They say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Jacob Perry, of Bowling Green, was traveling north on Nashville Road. Just before getting to the I=165 ramp, a southbound pickup made a left turn, crossing into the path of the motorcycle. Perry was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and traffic was backed up for nearly two hours.

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election will begin Tuesday, October 13th, through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17th, 24th & 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  or you may wait til Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751 or you may go to govoteky.gov to request a mail in ballot.  Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave an update on cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, reporting 2,398 cases of the virus with 1,472 of those being previous backlogged cases from Fayette County. There were 926 new cases actually reported for Wednesday. Three hundred and fifty-eight of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 38 were children ages 5 and under. The Governor reported five deaths raising the death toll to 1,223. The deaths reported Wednesday include a 68-year-old man from Fayette County; an 80-year-old woman from Greenup County; a 65-year-old man from Harlan County; a 79-year-old man from Henderson County and a 75-year-old woman from Whitley County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,248 cases, of which 6,169 have recovered. There have been 132 deaths reported in the district due to COVID-19.

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Rineyville woman charged in stabbing

A 24-year-old Rineyville woman was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with assaulting her husband by throwing boiling water on him and stabbing him in the chest. Megan Wilson was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies around 2:26 a.m. According to the arrest citation, her husband said he awoke to a "burning sensation." He told police he saw his wife holding a pot and that he was covered in water. She was also holding a knife, according to the citation. As he attempted to get out of bed, she stabbed him in the middle of hte chest and fled to a neighbor's house. The neighbor called 911. Deputies located a 7" knife in water in the kitchen sink. The man was flown to UofL Hospital for the stab wound and third-degree burns "on a large portion of his body." There were two children under the age of 5 in the home when the reported assault occurred. Wilson is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. She was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8th, on the second floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approving Sheriff Department's 2020 3rd Qtr report, Judge/Executive to sign extension for Hart County Quarry Rd Water Main Grant and to sign agreement with Dept of Rural and Municipal Aid for Bridge Projects, approve to apply for Center for Tech & Civic Life Grant and approve to accept transfer of 1998 Chevy van from the Hart County Library to the Road Department.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election will begin Tuesday, October 13th, through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the 3rd Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or can wait til Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751. Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Gov. Beshear extends mask mandate

Gov. Andy Beshear says he has extended his mask mandate for another 30 days. And he's promising stricter enforcement as Kentucky struggles with surging numbers of coronavirus cases. Beshear said Tuesday that the state is on pace to set another record high for weekly COVID-19 cases. Beshear says the state will step up enforcement of the mask requirement and he called on local leaders to do their part. He says businesses should refuse to serve people who aren't wearing masks.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Missing teen sought by Bowling Green Police

Bowling Green Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. According to authorities, they first asked for help in the search on August 25th, but still need help finding 14-year-old Roman Jones. Officials say Roman was last seen on Barnwood Avenue in Bowling Green. He is described as a 5'7 male, weighing 132 lbs with two small cross tattoos on his left forearm.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jones, is asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

E-town man faces felony charges

A 24-year-old Elizabethtown man is facing two felony charges after reportedly filling a shopping cart at the Elizabethtown Walmart with more than $600 worth of items Monday afternoon and walking out of the store without paying. Travis Cobble was arrested by E-town police at 4:59 p.m. Monday after he passed all points of sale and left the store without paying for items valued at $649.01. When asked by police if he had anything on him, Cobble told the officer he had a "rig" in a pocket and the officer then found a needle. The report also said he gave consent to search a vehicle where police found a marijuana smoking pipe with residue, numerous needles in the glove box and two caps containing what appeared to be methamphetamine. Cobble is charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting more than $500 and less than $10,000 and second offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and a misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia. Cobble is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Two arrested for drugs and theft

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says two people have been charged with drug related crimes and receiving stolen property after an incident at the McDonalds in Smiths Grove. On Monday evening, Smiths Grove Police Chief received a complaint of suspicious vehicles at McDonalds. A motorcycle and pickup truck were both discovered to have been stolen. Deputies searched the vehicles and found suspected methamphetamine and a possibly stolen pistol. 30-year-old Ray Wolf, of Glasgow, and 34 year-old Rachel Graves, of Austin, were arrested and held at the Warren County Regional Jail. Wolf has been charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, trafficking in synthetic drugs - 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served an unrelated warrant from Barren County. Graves was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served on an unrelated warrant from Barren County and had been reported missing from Barren County. The investigation is ongoing.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

High school football action Friday night

This Friday night, Caverna Boys will take on Crittenden County at home at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Warren Central at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air with live coverage of the game at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 7,134 cases of COVID-19

Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,134 cases, of which 6,072 have recovered. The district has reported 130 deaths so far. Warren County has the most total cases with 4,534 of which 49 have died, Barren County has the second most cases of COVID-19 with 820 and there have been 13 deaths, while Hart County has 204 total cases so far and there has been 1 death.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Glasgow Fire Dept has two openings

The Glasgow Fire Department is looking to fill two vacancies in the department. Applications will be accepted through October 16th at 4:00 p.m. Applicants must be 18-years-old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a current driver's license. A written exam and physical ability course will be administered by the department. The written and physical exam will take place on Friday, October 23rd.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Halloween looking different in 2020

Officials released guidelines Thursday afternoon to help celebrate the holiday safely during COVID-19. Activities recommended to avoid were the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating be permitted in your community, that several safety measures are observed including placing individually wrapped candy outside on a porch, driveway or table for trick-or-treaters and only trick-or-treating in family groups.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, October 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include: discussing vacancy water and street dept, Halloween and Cemetery.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Munfordville man arrested in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on North Broadway Street Thursday that led to a drug arrest. The driver, 32 year-old Tyler Logsdon, of Munfordville, was found to be driving on a suspended license and during a search of his vehicle, the officer found Methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Logdson was arrested and charged with disregarding traffic control device- traffic light, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Logsdon was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Pursuit leads to arrest in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a reckless driver Friday on US Hwy 31W coming from Horse Cave. K9 Deputy Caleb Butler initiated emergency equipment once behind the vehicle, the suspect began to flee and a pursuit began. The vehicle pursuit continued through Main St, Munfordville, and ended on Old Main St. 34 year-old Marcus A. Thompson was eventually apprehended and charged with: fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seat belts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, and no registration/registration receipt. Thompson was also served an outstanding arrest warrant for unrelated offenses. Deputy Butler was assisted on scene by Chief Atwell with the Munfordville Police Department and two citizens that ran to the aid of law enforcement after the pursuit ended and as the suspect resisted. Thompson was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Hodgenville man charged with murder

More details have emerged from the Wednesday night fatal shooting of a Mount Sherman man. According to an arrest warrant, 22 year-old Timothy R. Hedges, of Hodgenville, is charged with fatally shooting 21-year-old Levi G. Sheroon as he sat in his girlfriend's vehicle. Police say Hedges drew a loaded pistol and held the barrel of the handgun on Sheroon's left shoulder at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday as he sat in the driver's seat of the vehicle in Hodgenville. Sheroon was transported to the Baptist Health Hardin Hospital in Elizabethtown where he died of his injuries. Hedges was found Thursday in the community of Custer in Breckinridge County and was arrested and charged with murder. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Larue District Court to face the charge. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Hodgenville Police Department at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance with a shooting investigation on Dana Drive in Hodgenville. The ongoing investigation is headed by state police Detective James Martin.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Fatal ATV collision in Edmonson County

KSP Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a call of an ATV fatal Collision Sunday, shortly after 5:30 a.m. The collision occurred at 5410 Nolin Dan Road at the Blue Hollar Off-Road Park located in Edmonson County. Police say the preliminary investigation indicated that 30-year-old Adam Jones, of Fairdale, was operating a 2020 Polaris RZR on an unlit trail in the Blue Hollar Off0ROad Park. Police say Jones lost control of his vehicle causing it to exit the trail and overturn several times. Police say Jones, along with a passenger4f, 22-year-old Lukas F. McCoy, of Fairdale, were ejected from the ATV. Police say Adam Jones was pronounced deceased on scene by the Edmonson County Coroner. Lukas F. McCoy was transported to the UofL Hospital where he is in stable condition. A third passenger in the vehicle, 22 year-old Megan Hayden, of Pleasureville, sustained no injuries. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Aaron Hampton. He was assisted on the scene by Lincoln Fire Department and the Edmonson County Coroner.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Friday night area high school football

It's Senior night for the Caverna Colonels. Caverna plays host to Webster County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. High School Principal Chris Crain says no tickets are necessary at the gate, but exact change is required. He also encourages fans to bring lawn chairs and utilize open areas around the track. 

Hart County Raiders will entertain Taylor County. Game time is 7:00 p.m.  Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101 sports.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Season over for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds are finished for 2020 after losing Thursday to the Braves in Atlanta. After finishing the season on high power offense boost, the Reds failed to score a single run over the 22 innings played between the two games in the N-L Wild Card Series.

 

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Friday, October 2nd,