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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Barren County Schools returning to class

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

 

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Hart County Schools virtual opening

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Ky Gove gives COVID-19 update Thursday

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hardin County School's calendar

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Two arrests made by Warren County Drug Task Force

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hardin County confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

BRDHD COVID-19 update

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

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

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Gov. Beshear reports highest single-day cases

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Domestic complaint leads to arrests

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Rineyville man arrested on sex offenses

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Logan County man charged with drug trafficking

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Caverna Schools Back to School

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

 

* First day for students will be August 25th

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Sexual Abuse arrest made in Warren County

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Larue County Judge-Executive retires

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Munfordville man arrested in Grayson County

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

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

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

 

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

 

Total cases and new cases:

 

Warren County: 2,667 (+48)

Barren County: 371 (+6)

Logan County: 339 (+6)

Butler County: 300 (+0)

Allen County: 228 (+3)

Simpson County: 153 (+0)

Edmonson County: 120 (+5)

Hart County: 120 (+4)

Metcalfe County: 65 (+1)

 

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

 

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

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

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

 

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

City of Cave City Council Meeting

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office closed until August 24th

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Two drug arrests near Canmer

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Eastern Kentucky man arrested for cocaine

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

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Governor updates COVID-19 cases

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

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

COUNTY       POSITIVE CASES                RECOVERED        DEATHS

BARREN                   351                                         286                             2

BUTLER                    295                                         235                            15

EDMONSON             108                                          79                            12

HART                         111                                           86                              0

LOGAN                      324                                         268                            23

METCALFE                 61                                           50                             2

SIMPSON                   148                                        120                             7

WARREN                 2,563                                    2,090                           22

TOTAL                      3,961                                    3,214                          83

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

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Dog reported with rabies in Barren County

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

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Ky reports 516 COVID-19 cases

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

 

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

COUNTY              POSITIVE CASES                RECOVERED        DEATHS

BARREN                               346                                 279                       2

BUTLER                                293                                 235                     15

EDMONSON                        106                                   79                     12

HART                                     106                                   81                       0

LOGAN                                 321                                 267                     23

METCALFE                            61                                   46                       2

SIMPSON                             146                                 118                       7

WARREN                           2,531                             2,065                     22

TOTAL                                3,910                             3,170                    83

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hodgenville man arrested for assault

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

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

FBI takes over Rogers case

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

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Three arrested in Leitchfield pursuit

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

 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

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

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

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

 

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

County      Positive cases    Recovered    Deaths

Barren              336                         256             2

Butler                292                         233           15

Edmonson       102                           77           12

Hart                   105                           80             0

Logan               314                         256           23

Metcalfe              57                           41             2

Simpson           143                         114             7

Warren            2486                       2008          22

Total                3835                      3065          83

 

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Barren County man charged with murder

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

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Missouri man arrested after pursuit

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

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

COVID-19 update shows 700 new cases

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Golden Alert issued for Edmonson County woman

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

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

 

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

 

COUNTY

POSITIVE CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

325

242

2

Butler

291

233

15

Edmonson

100

77

12

Hart

101

74

0

Logan

307

256

22

Metcalfe

55

35

2

Simpson

142

113

7

Warren

2446

1981

22

Total

3767

3011

82

 

 

 

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

T.J. Samson Hospital receives Bronze Award

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Warren County Clerk's Instagram hacked

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Green River Ferry temporarily closed

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Columbia man arrested for meth

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered and arrest made

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

USDA recommends not planting seeds from China

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Meth lab arrest in Barren County

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Metcalfe County woman faces assault charges

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Bond set for former teacher

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Governor gives Sunday update on COVID-19

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

 

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting canceled

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Lile honored with Distinguished Service Award

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Two Florida residents charged with fraud

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

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Columbia man dies in crash

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Former Barren County teacher arrested

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Ky reports 659 COVID-19 cases Thursday

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Superhero's parade for Signature Healthcare

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

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Stolen safe investigation in Bowling Green

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

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Barren County crash with injuries

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

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

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Glasgow Police search for missing woman

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

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

More COVID-19 cases in Hardin County

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

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

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

County             Positive cases    Recovered       Deaths

Barren                  276                          193                  2   

Butler                    282                         227                 15

Edmonson              90                           70                 12

Hart                          89                           60                   0

Logan                    302                         234                 22

Metcalfe                   38                           19                   2

Simpson                134                          102                  6

Warren                 2272                       1811                22

Total                      3483                       2716                81

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Ky Gov reports 619 new COVID-19 cases

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

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Family notified of remains found

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

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Three injured in rollover crash

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

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

New Chief of Police in Bowling Green

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

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Ky reports 532 new COVID-19 cases

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Governor's update COVID-19 guidelines

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

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

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

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

County

Positive

Recovered

Deaths            

Barren

254

163

2

Butler

282

219

16

Edmonson

86

69

12

Hart

84

58

0

Logan

295

226

22

Metcalfe

28

17

2

Simpson

122

95

5

Warren

2178

1722

21

Total

3329

2569

80

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Hart County Sheriff reports phone scam

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

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Fatal crash in Hart County

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

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Storage unit break-ins in Glasgow

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

 

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Fatal crash in Bowling Green

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

 

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Monday, July 27th, 2020

Human remains found in Nelson County

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

 

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Monday, July 27th, 2020

Traffic stop finds stolen ID's

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

 

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Monday, July 27th, 2020

Ky Gov announces 316 new cases; 4 deaths

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Illinois woman critically injured in crash

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

 

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Two arrested in Larue County attack

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

 

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Gov. Beshear announces 611 new coronavirus cases; 7 deaths

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

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

County                                 Positive Cases                   Recovered          Deaths

Barren                                     214                                         135                         2

Butler                                       279                                         215                       15

Edmonson                                86                                           66                        12

Hart                                            72                                           49                         0

Logan                                      287                                         215                       21

Metcalfe                                     20                                          14                          2

Simpson                                  115                                          82                          5

Warren                                   2094                                      1615                       21

Total                                        3167                                      2391                     78

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

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Larue County Schools announce restart plan

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

 

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

KSP Cover the Cruiser event

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

 

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Gov reports 518 new COVID-19 cases

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

 

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

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Upton man arrested after pursuit

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

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Man charged with rape and sodomy

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

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

BRDHD update on Coronavirus

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

County                         Confirmed Cases              Recovered          Deaths

Barren                                  182                                         126                     2

Butler                                    276                                         214                    15

Edmonson                              85                                           64                    12

Hart                                          64                                           47                      0

Logan                                    280                                         208                     21

Metcalfe                                   18                                           12                       2

Simpson                                106                                            75                      4

Warren                                 1969                                       1563                     19

Total                                     2980                                      2309                    75

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Hardin County reports double figures of COVID-19

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

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Governor reports 2nd highest daily increase

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

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

 

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

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

 

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Governor announces new guidelines

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

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Hart County & Caverna Schools' reopening plans

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

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to Hart County arrest

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

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Louisville man arrested for burglary

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

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Tompkinsville woman killed in crash

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

 

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Monday, July 20th, 2020

Highest one-day cases of COVID-19 reported

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

 

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

 

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Metcalfe County woman gets surprise

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

 

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Ky Gov gives update on COVID-19

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

 

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

 

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Congratulations Hart County FBLA team

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

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Special called Horse Cave City Council

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

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Vehicle pursuit in Edmonson County

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

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Hodgenville man identified in fatality

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

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Suspicious death investigation in Bowling Green

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

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

COVID-19 update in Ky

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

 

 

    Agenda-Working Session

        HART COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

                    July 16, 2020

                    Central Office

  5:00 p.m.

                                          

 

            Discussion of only items on the agenda/No action taken

·         School Safety/Emergency Plans

·         Employment report

·         Budget updates

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

·         Discuss and possibly take action on time clock program

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

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

·         Approve Pay Application # 2 for roofing project

·         Approve Local Head Start Memorandum of Agreement

 

 

 

    HART COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

         July 16, 2020

                  Central Office

6:00 p.m.

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

 

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

3-year-old dies in hot car

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

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Ky update on COVID-19

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Motorcyclist fatality; officer injured

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

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

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Hart County preparing for school year

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

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Two break-ins in Munfordville

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

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Fourth arrest in illegal coupon ring

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

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Glendale man sets fire to family property

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

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Ky

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

 

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

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

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food at Munfordville Baptist Church in the parking lot to those who qualify on Friday, July 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

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

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

3    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4    Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

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

2    Provide ID.

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

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

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Glasgow Schools plan August 25th opening

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

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

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

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Barren County Schools reopening plan

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

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Two charged in homicide case

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

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

 

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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Update on COVID-19  in Kentucky

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

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

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

 

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

 

COUNTY                   CONFIRMED CASES         RECOVERED                DEATHS

Barren                                116                                            83                                  2

Butler                                259                                           164                                 14

Edmonson                         79                                             59                                  12

Hart                                    50                                             37                                   0

Logan                                249                                           186                                 17

Metcalfe                             14                                               8                                    2

Simpson                             87                                             70                                   3

Warren                             1714                                         1351                                17

Total                                 2568                                        1958                                 67

 

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

City of Cave City regular council meeting

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

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Two arrested in double homicide

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

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Three women arrested in illegal coupon ring

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

 

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Gov Beshear signs Executive Order for masks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

110

82

2

Butler

259

157

14

Edmonson

78

59

12

Hart

50

37

0

Logan

250

183

17

Metcalfe

14

8

2

Simpson

86

70

3

Warren

1698

1327

17

Total

2545

1923

67

 

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

In all, 138 people have recovered from the virus.

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Caverna High School SBDM Council meeting

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

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in E-town

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

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Two drug arrest in Bonnieville

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

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Larue County discusses plans for opening

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

 

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Governor's update on COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Man pleads guilty to three murders

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

 

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

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

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

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

County   Confirmed Cases        Recovered         Deaths

Barren                  99                            78                           2

Butler                  258                          133                        14

Edmonson           76                             59                        11

Hart                       49                             38                          0

Logan                 244                          176                         17

Metcalfe               14                               7                           2

Simpson              83                              64                          3

Warren            1,655                        1,295                        15

Total                2,478                         1,850                       64

Lincoln Trail DHD COVID-19 update

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

 

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Search underway for Bowling Green man

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

 

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Ky COVID-19 update

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Barren County man charged with attempted murder

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

 

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Fatal housefire in Hart County

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

 

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Missing woman from Hart County

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

 

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

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

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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Female pedestrian killed on I-65

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

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Four vehicles taken from E-town subdivision

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

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Two killed in Bowling Green shooting

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

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for assaulting officer

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

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Three drug arrests in Horse Cave

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

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

220 new COVID-19 cases in Ky

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

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

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

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Caverna Middle SBDM Council meetings

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

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Man paroled in shooting altercation

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

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Primary Election results in Hart County

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

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Fireworks in Horse Cave

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

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Barren River Lake fireworks show

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

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

E-town man arrested after pursuit

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

 

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Governor's update on COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

81

65

2

Butler

253

130

14

Edmonson

81

73

11

Hart

47

35

0

Logan

224

158

14

Metcalfe

10

6

2

Simpson

80

55

3

Warren

1531

1213

14

Total

2307

1735

60

 

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

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

Sonora woman charged with arson

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

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

Sonora man arrested for firing shots

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

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

One dead after ATV accident

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

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

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

 

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Monday, June 29th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 2,190 cases

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

 

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

Two arrested after shots fired

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

 

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

Eight new COVID-19 deaths

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

July 4th - Independence Day

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

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Suspect identified in Barren County pursuit

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

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Edmonson County

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

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on COVID-19

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

 

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

Barren -76

Butler - 245

Edmonson -79

Hart -46

Logan -214

Metcalfe -9

Simpson -69

and Warren County has 1392 confirmed cases.

 

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

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Munfordville man charged with sex abuse of teen

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Body of missing man found in Monroe County

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Hardin County updates COVID-19 cases

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Man arrested in shooting involvement

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Caverna SBDM Council via zoom meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Glasgow

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Edmonton man arrested for drugs

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Primary Election held Tuesday

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

President - Republican Donald Trump

                  - Democrat Joe Biden

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

2nd District - Republican Brett Guthrie

5th District - Republican Hal Rodgers

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

 

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

More COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Bond set for E-town man

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

 

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Hart County receives compost grant

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

 

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Ky

Gov Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the fight against COVID-19. The governor said "just about everything" will be opened in Kentucky in some capacity starting next Monday He said the plan to reopen schools will be discussed on Wednesday. Beshear described the plan as comprehensive with expectations and very strong suggestions. Gov. Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky's commissioner of public health, spoke about updated guidance beginning next week for many venues and gatherings of 50 or fewer people. Beginning Monday, people can begin gathering in groups of 50 or fewer people. Adherence 6to rules on social distancing, mask use and sanitation remains critically important and people in more vulnerable categories should continue to avoid such gatherings. Beshear reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 13,839. He said there were no additional deaths to report Monday.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,051 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. 1,466 of which have recovered. The district has 57 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 43 confirmed cases, of which 27 have recovered.

 

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Hart County receives compost grant

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

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing at Medical Center

Family Medical Center of Hart County is still offering free COVID-19 testing. Studio 101 will talk with Crystal Elmore with Family Medical Center Tuesday morning at 7:20 a.m. concerning the testing.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 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. Committee reports were given for jail, sheriff, road department, coroner and maintenance. After routine business, the court approved a bid for surplus cabinet, purchase John Deere tractor at state bid price of $56,438 from Wright Implement, budget transfer, easement on Julius Mills Road, advertise to sell 2 F-250 Ford trucks at sealed bid with minimal bid of $32,00, advertise for construction of addition to animal holding facility at the fairgrounds, advertise for bids to cut 4 trees in the Courthouse lawn, and approved A. J. Wilson to attend Bright Ky Class of 2020 with pay. The next meeting will be July 9th in the courtroom.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held Monday, June 22nd, at 5:00 p.m. Business will include: the 1st reading of an ordinance adopting the city of Horse Cave,, annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 07/01/2020 and ending 06/30/2021 by estimating revenues and appropriations and 1st reading amending the city of Horse Cave, annual budget for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30th, 2020 by estimating revenues and resources and appropriating funds for the operation of city government.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Fatal wreck in Smiths Grove

Warren County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a late Friday night fatal wreck in Smiths Grove. One person was killed just before midnight after exiting Interstate 65 onto South Main Street. 37 year-old George "Teddy" Rollenhagan, of Bowling Green, was traveling southbound on Main Street. As he approached the off-bound ramp intersection a Hyundai Genesis being operated by Royce Shelton failed to see the approaching motorcycle and pulled out eastbound, making a left turn. Rollenhagan's motorcycle then struck the driver side rear quarter panel of the Hyundai. Rollenhagan was ejected off the motorcycle, struck the pavement and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Three family members die in Shepherdsville crash

Two residents of Cave City are among three family members who died Thursday in a crash along Preston Highway in Shepherdsville3. Police were called to the intersection with KY 480 just after 10:00 a.m. A Shepherdsville Police Department press release indicates a Honda Civic was heading westbound on KY 480 and failed to stop at the intersection, entering the path of a commercial vehicle on Preston Highway. Witnesses say the collision resulted in the car being propelled into the path of another commercial vehicle traveling the opposite direction on Preston Highway. Employees of a nearby business heard the collision, called 911 and attempted to assist those in the vehicle. They were unable to free the occupants and stayed with them until first responders arrived. According to information released from the Bullitt County Coroner's Office, 69-year-old Mary Catherine Strode, of Cecilia, and t6wo passengers, 78 year-old Joan Stumph and 56-year-old Johnny Stumph, of Cave City, died as the result of injuries sustained in the crash. Mary Catherine Strode  was a sister-in-law to Joan Stumph. Joan was Johnny's mother.  Operators of the commercial vehicles were spared physical injury. Investigation of the crash continues.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Peaceful ending to E-town stand-off

A multi-hour barricade in downtown Elizabethtown Sunday ended without any injuries just shortly after 10:00 p.m. Sunday night. The Elizabethtown Police Department said 35 year-old David Cooke, of Elizabethtown, is in custody and facing numerous charges, including attempted murder. Cooke also is charged with second-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and first-degree fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

BRDHD confirms 2,015 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 2,015 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. 1,394 of which have recovered. The district has 51 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Primary Election is Tuesday

Tuesday, June 23rd, is Primary Election Day. In office voting is available through the close of business Monday, June 22nd. The clerk's office is taking appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The ballot drawing for the fall ballot will be held in July. You may also vote on election day at the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Please practice social distancing and abide by CDC guidelines. The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed on Tuesday, June 23rd, Election Day, for all vehicle transactions.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth's ongoing efforts to defeat COVID-19. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 13,750 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 117 of which were newly reported Sunday. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported two new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 526 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include a 73-year-old man from Butler County and a 61-year-old man from Fayette County. As of Sunday, at least 3,530 Kentuckians had recovered from the virus.

 

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Drug arrest in Cave City

In a news release Monday, Cave City Police reported that they were advised Tuesday of a male subject brandishing a knife. Police responded to 300 Marina Court where Barren County dispatch advised that the man had returned inside the apartment, locking himself in the bathroom. The subject was identified as James L. Rice. Officers made contact with Rice and consent was given to search the residence where Methamphetamine was located on the bathroom floor. James L. Rice was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, (methamphetamine). During a search of Rice by deputy jailers, there was a small canvas pouch located on Rice that led to the charge of promoting contraband in a detention center. Rice was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, June 12th, 2020

Hart County primary election

The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 23rd. In Hart County, the ballot will consists of: 2nd Congressional District for President, US Senator and US Representative (R).

 

Hart County Coroner Anthony (Tony) Roberts is running unopposed on the Republican ticket.

Candidates for Horse Cave City Council include:

Velpha Hatchett

Maronda L. Gibson

Vickie Rogers

Randy Russell

Larry Bunch

Charles Leonard Stinson

James Perry (Wool) Martin

Sue Nunn

Munfordville City Council candidates include:

Kenny Sheppard

Jeremy Atwell

Shelli Templeman Gibbons

Bill Belt

Ricky D. Line

Bonnieville City Council candidates include:

Marie Whitlow

Johnathan Hornback

Colby Smith

Larry D. Srygler

Sherman Bowman

Fran Bowsher

Danny Thompson

Christy Richards

Those on the ballot for Hart County school boards include:

Dist. 2 - Legrande

Bontina Haynes

Sonya Gedda

Dist. 3 - Memorial

Sheryl A. Shirley

Dist. 5 - Cub Run

Shane Reynolds

Tyler Holthouser

Caverna Independent District School Board candidates are:

Wayne Hatcher

Glaine Percell

To request a ballot mailed to you, visit govoteky.com.

June 8th-22nd is in office voting. Clerk’s office is taking appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Monday, June 15th, is the last day to file for an absentee ballot. The Ballot drawing for the fall ballot will be held in July.

You may also vote on Election Day, June 23rd, at the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Please practice social distancing and abide by CDC guidelines.

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Friday, June 12th, 2020

BGPD warns of new phone scam

The Bowling Green Police Department has sent out a warning about a phone scam. The scam is someone calling saying "It's AT&T and your service is being suspended due to lack of payment. If you want to inquire about your bill, press #1". Don't press 1, they just want your money. If you receive such a call, please hang up.

 

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Friday, June 12th, 2020

Leitchfield man dies in Ohio County

The Ohio County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating a fatality. Thursday morning, deputies and Ohio County EMS were called out to a scene involving a vehicle on the 800 block of Mine Fork Road, approximately two miles west of Beaver Dam. Officers say 43-year-old Jody Logsdon, of Leitchfield, had fallen from a moving vehicle driving northbound on Mine Fork Road. Logsdon was transported to Ohio County Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. An investigation of the incident is ongoing.

 

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Friday, June 12th, 2020

Lower COVID-19 cases in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday on the fight against the coronavirus. The governor said there was a backlog in the federal system causing a delay in results and Thursday's numbers would be low. Beshear said there were 69 positive cases to report Thursday for a t6otal of 11,945. He said there were nine additional deaths bringing the death toll to 493.

 

Barren River District Health Department  has confirmed 1,840 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,214 of which have recovered. The district has 47 deaths reported from coronavirus.

Four people have tested positive in Hardin County for COVID-19. Of the cases, 98 people have recovered, three people are hospitalized, 21 are under in-home isolation and four people have died, according to the health district. The latest tally shows 15 confirmed cases in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Larue resident dies from COVID-19

A Larue County resident, one of 12 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in that county, has died from complications from the virus, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The death was the first for a Larue County resident due to COVID-19, according to the health district. The resident died sometime after 4:00 p.m. Monday. The health district doesn't provide name, age, gender or area of residence on COVID-19 patients. There were no new cases in Hardin County. Of the 120 confirmed cases in the county, three people remained hospitalized, 96 people have recovered and 17 are under in-home isolation.

 

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020

New superintendent named at EIS

Kelli Bush, assistant superintendent for students learning at Elizabethtown Independent Schools, is the new superintendent in the district. Bush will take over the position after EIS Superintendent Jon Ballard retires near the end of July. The announcement was made at a special board meeting last night in the commons area of Elizabethtown High School.

 

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020

191 new coronavirus cases in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the fight against the coronavirus Wednesday afternoon. Beshear said Robertson County was the only county in Kentucky without a case of the virus. The governor said there were 191 new cases of COVID-19 to report bringing the total to 11,8883. He said though the numbers weren't showing a decrease, they weren't showing an increase either. Beshear said the numbers were in the range of showing the spread of the virus was still under control. New cases included: 22 in Warren, three in Allen, Barren, Hart, Logan and Ohio, two in Simpson and one in Adair, Butler and Edmonson counties. There were seven new deaths to report including a 78-year-old woman, a 66-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman from Logan County and a 55-year-old woman from Simpson County. Those numbers brought the death toll to 484. BRDHD has confirmed 1,807 cases of COVID-19.

 

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

BRDHD update of COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health Department: has confirmed 1,803 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,160 of which have recovered. The district has 45 deaths reported from COVID-19.  Barren County has 54 cases, 38 recovered and 2 deaths. Butler has 236 cases, 108 recovered and 13 deaths. Edmonson has 67 cases, 32 recovered and 11 deaths. Hart County has 31 cases, 21 recovered. Logan County has 178 cases, 84 recovered and 6 deaths. Metcalfe County has 7 cases, 4 recovered and 2 deaths. Simpson has 56 cases, 40 recovered and 3 deaths. Warren has 1,174 cases, 833 recovered and 8 deaths.

 

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Glasgow Daily Times transitioning to online only

According to the paper’s publisher, the last Glasgow Daily Times print edition was produced and sent to subscribers’ homes and newsstands Tuesday. The paper will transition to online only effective immediately. The Publisher said the coronavirus pandemic forced the paper to change the way they distribute due to loss of revenue.

 

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Canmer man arrested on drug charges

A Canmer man has been arrested in Hart County. Steven Jewell, of Canmer, was arrested Monday for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) 1st and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, buy or possess. Jewell was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The Hart County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation and were assisted by the Hardin County Drug Task Force.

 

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Metcalfe County crash leads to drug arrest

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office on Monday was called to a single vehicle injury collision on Nobob Summer Shade Road. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department says preliminary information shows Alex Howard was driving a motorcycle westbound on Nobob Summer Shade Road when it left the road off the opposite shoulder. The motorcycle then traveled down a short embankment and came to rest on its side. Howard was removed from the scene by Barren-Metcalfe EMS and taken to T J Samson Hospital and admitted. Deputies say the investigation revealed that Howard was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. Due to injuries from the crash, Howard was cited to Metcalfe District for possession of a controlled substance, 1st offense, (Heroin), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, 1st offense, no motorcycle operator's license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, nor registration plate and no registration receipt.

 

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Fatality near Campbellsville

Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Sunday morning four miles north of Campbellsville. KSP Post 15 received a complaint of a reckless driver on KY 210 and were ablt ot find the vehicle matching the description and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. KSP said 76-year-old Thomas Hunt, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2007 Chevy pickup west bound on KY 210 when he ran off the roadway multiple times, before leaving the side of the roadway and striking a culvert. KSP said Hunt was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to University of Louisville Hospital where he died due to his injuries. KSP said Hunt was not wearing a seatbelt and is suspected to have had a medical emergency at the time of the collision.

 

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Sharp drop in COVID-19 cases in Ky

A sharp drop in the number of new cases of the coronavirus, as well as deaths, was reported by Gov. Andy Beshear during a Monday press briefing. he also pledged to improve healthcare coverage for African-Americans in Kentucky. The Governor said there were 70 new cases reported Sunday and another 120 on Monday, which brings Kentucky's total to 11,476. There was one death on Sunday, a 51 year-old woman form Daviess County and one more death on Monday, a 66 year-old Daviess County and one more death on Monday, a 66 year-old man from Hardin County. Kentucky has had 472 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. At Kentucky's long-term care centers such as nursing homes, 69 more residents tested positive since Thursday, along with 34 staff members and there were seven deaths. Those centers have now seen 1,453 resident cases, 673 staff and there have been 292 deaths, all but three involving residents, representing around 62% of the state's total of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,755 cases of COVID-19, 1,110 of which have recovered. The district has 43 deaths reported.

Two more people have died in Hardin County due to complications of COVID-19 according to the Lincoln Trail Health District Health Department. The total number of deaths for the county was listed at 4 with 120 total cases. 66 year-old Loida Cruz Arroyo, of Radcliff, died May 4th, and 66 year-old Ernest Sanders, of Radcliff, died May 7th. Of the 120 total cases in Hardin County, 96 people have recovered, three are hospitalized and 17 are under in-home isolation.

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Monday, June 8th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday, June 8th, at 6:00 p.m. New business will include: First Reading of ordinance adopting the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2020 and ending 6/30/2021 by estimating revenues and appropriations and set date for first and second readings to amend budget.

 

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Monday, June 8th, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing in Hart County

Another Free COVID-19 Drive Thru Clinic will be held this week at Family Medical Center. The clinics will be Wednesday, June 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bring your insurance card, pre-registration is not required and doctor's order is not required. Studio 101 will be talking with Sasha Jones Tuesday morning about last week's testing in Hart County and the upcoming tests this week.

 

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Monday, June 8th, 2020

319 new coronavirus cases in Ky

Health officials have identified 318 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, 65% of which are from Jefferson County. Four more Kentuckians have died after contracting the respiratory illness, according to a news release from the governor's office. A 90-year-old and 70-year-old man, both from Jefferson County, a 73-year-old man from Clay County and a 70-year-old woman from Logan County died of the virus. The governor reminds Kentuckians to keep gatherings to 10 or fewer people, wear masks and gather outside instead of inside. There are now at least 11,287 cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky. At least 3,344 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus and 6,640 tests were administered Saturday.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,705 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District,1,048 of which have recovered. The district has reported 42 deaths from COVID-19.

 

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Monday, June 8th, 2020

Greensburg woman dies in crash

A two-vehicle crash Friday near Greensburg has claimed the life of a Greensburg woman. Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a two vehicle fatal collision on Matney Rd. at approximately 1:20 p.m. Friday. Preliminary investigations indicate 40 year-old Jamie Young, of Greensburg, was operating a west bound Ford Explorer when he crossed into the east bound lane striking a Nissan Rogue head on, operated by 57 year-old Geraldine Turner, of Greensburg. Turner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Green County Coroner. Young was air-lifted to U of L hospital. The collision remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, June 5th, 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. The court is still under social distancing guidelines so the court was viewed on the court’s facebook site. After committee reports and routine business, the court approved the 2nd reading to rename Rock Cemetery Road to Paul Jones Road, 2nd reading of budget and budget and bank transfers, surplus items to be sold, 2 Hart County Solid Waste trucks to be auctioned 2018/19 audit, Sheriff’s 2018 audit, resolution for County Judge Executive to apply for Cares Acting Funding, resignation of Joey Atchley and approved hiring seasonal worker at the road department and the court’s next meeting will be Thursday, June 18th in the courtroom and will be a social distance meeting.

 

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Friday, June 5th, 2020

Women receives 20 years in fatal crash

Cassandra Garrison pleaded guilty to Wanton Murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said Garrison drove north on the southbound lane of I-65 and crashed head-on into 42 year-old Amy Eakles, of Alvaton, who later died from her injuries. Garrison must serve at least 85% of her time.

 

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Friday, June 5th, 2020

Tennessee woman dies in Monroe County collision

A Tennessee woman died Wednesday as the result of a two vehicle collision. Around 6:18 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a two vehicle fatal collision on Celina Road. KSP said preliminary investigations indicated that 60 year-old Tina Stephens, of Celina, TN, was operating a 2001 Honda northbound when she crossed into the southbound lane, striking a 1996 Buick head on being operated by 33 year-old William Young, of IN. Young and a passenger, 33 year-old Courtney Young, also of Muncie, were wearing seatbelts. They were taken by Air Evac to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where they are listed in critical condition. Stephens was not wearing a seat belt according to a witness statement and was taken to the the Monroe County Hospital where she was pronounced deceased by the Monroe County Coroner.

 

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Friday, June 5th, 2020

Ky COVID-10 cases reach 10,705

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the battle against COVID-19 Thursday afternoon. The governor said Thursday's numbers were once again higher with 295 new cases of the virus. The total cases to date were 10,705. Beshear said there were eight new deaths including an 86-year-old woman from Metcalfe County and an 82-year-old male from Grayson County. Those additional deaths brought the death toll to 458. The governor reported there were 262,714 tests given to date. Beshear announced an agreement with Nascar for four races without fans on July 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th. He said there would be more information available Monday. The governor also announced they were able to add Historical Horse Racing facilities to the June 8th openings. Beshear said he hoped schools would open regularly in the fall, but that it would have to look different. If an outbreak occurred, the schools would have to shutdown.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,680 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 1,015 which have recovered and the district has 41 deaths reported.

 

Hardin County now has 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after six new confirmed cases were announced Thursday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Of the 114 cases, 93 people have recovered, four are hospitalized, 15 are under in-home isolation and two people have died. There have been 12 cases reported in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

E-town man arrested in child porn case

An undercover investigation by KSP Electronics Crime Branch has led to the arrest of an Elizabethtown man on 21 felony charges related to child pornography. 20 year-old Joshua Lee Wagner was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his residence and released Wednesday afternoon from the Hardin County Detention Center on a partially secured $10,000 bond. He is charged with 19 counts of possessing/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and two counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance. According to an arrest citation, during an undercover online Internet Against Children investigation, it was discovered Wagner reportedly had downloaded two videos of child sexual abuse material online. The investigation began January 12th. Authorities also found 17 other images and videos on Wagner's cellphone. Wagner is scheduled to appear June 12th in Hardin District Court.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Man arrested after multi-county pursuit

A Westview man was arrested by Glasgow Police Wednesday on a number of charges after police said he led them on a pursuit through multiple counties. An officer attempted to stop an F Series Ford pickup driven by Jackson D. Dockery. Police said Dockery failed to stop and then led them on a pursuit into Barren, Edmonson, Hart and Metcalfe County where the vehicle drove through several backyards of a mobile home park, striking a deck that was attached to one of the residences. Dockery was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

More COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. Beshear started the update by reporting that a 9-month-old from Hopkins County died and a contributing factor would be COVID-19. He said "This is a reminder of how deadly this virus can be, how precious all of our lives are". Dr. Stephen Stack said the vast majority of children do just fine and parents shouldn't be overly worried, but they should be concerned. Beshear reported 265 new cases of the virus Wednesday. He didn't think the high number was a cause for alarm, but said it was a reminder that the virus was still out there. The governor said there were eight new deaths bringing the death toll to 450. The deaths included a 99 year-old woman and a 92 year-old woman from Edmonson County. Among the counties with new cases were Warren with 24, Allen and Christian with five, Butler and Logan with three and Barren, Edmonson, Grayson, Metcalfe and Simpson with one each.

Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Larue County. There have now been 108 diagnosed cases in Hardin County after the Lincoln Trail District Health Department confirmed three new cases since Tuesday. Of the 108 Hardin County cases, three people are hospitalized, 91 have recovered, 12 are under in-home isolation and two people have died. There also were two new confirmed cases in Larue County, bringing the total to 12. Three of the 12 people diagnosed are in the hospital.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Hart County primary election

The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 23rd. In Hart County, the ballot will consists of: 2nd Congressional District for President, US Senator and US Representative(R).

 

Hart County Coroner Anthony (Tony) Roberts is running unopposed on the Republican ticket.

Candidates for Horse Cave City Council include:

Velpha Hatchett

Maronda L. Gibson

Vickie Rogers

Randy Russell

Larry Bunch

Charles Leonard Stinson

James Perry (Wool) Martin

Sue Nunn

Munfordville City Council candidates include:

Kenny Sheppard

Jeremy Atwell

Shelli Templeman Gibbons

Bill Belt

Ricky D. Line

Bonnieville City Council candidates include:

Marie Whitlow

Johnathan Hornback

Colby Smith

Larry D. Srygler

Sherman Bowman

Fran Bowsher

Danny Thompson

Christy Richards

Those on the ballot for Hart County school boards include:

Dist. 2 - Legrande

Bontina Haynes

Sonya Gedda

Dist. 3 - Memorial

Sheryl A. Shirley

Dist. 5 - Cub Run

Shane Reynolds

Tyler Holthouser

Caverna Independent District School Board candidates are:

Wayne Hatcher

Glaine Percell

To request a ballot mailed to you, visit govoteky.com.

June 8th-22nd is in office voting. Clerk’s office is taking appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Monday, June 15th, is the last day to file for an absentee ballot. The Ballot drawing for the fall ballot will be held in July.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Two arrested after drug complaint

The Glasgow Police Department received information about possible drug activity at a residence on Grandview Avenue. Officers received consent to a search of the residence where they located syringes, Gabapentin, marijuana, heroin and other items that are used to manufacture methamphetamine.  Michael Bruton and Rachael M. Fields, both of Glasgow, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).  Bruton was additionally charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, heroin) and possession of marijuana. Both Bruton and Fields were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, June 4th, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: approve surplus items, approve taking the two Hart County Solid Waste Mack trucks to auction, approve contract between Hart County Jail and Southern Health Partners.

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

155 new cases were confirmed Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Andy Beshear, which brings the state's total of coronavirus cases to at least 10,185. Three new deaths were reported, raising the total to 442 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths include a 69-year-old woman from Clay County, a 94-year-old man from Jefferson County and a 92-year-old man from Muhlenberg County. Gov. Beshear continues to urge Kentuckians to get tested for COVID-19. For information on how to register at sites throughout the commonwealth, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,634 cases of COVID-19, 915 of which have recovered. The district has 39 deaths reported.

 

Hardin County now has 105 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after a new confirmed case was announced Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Of the 105 cases, 91 people have recovered, two are hospitalized, 10 are under in-home isolation and two people have died. There are 212 confirmed cases in the six-county health department region. Larue County has 10 cases confirmed.

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Bee Spring man faces felony charges

A Bee Spring man is facing several felony charges after being found Monday afternoon passed out with a baby in the car in the parking lot of Ralph's Market. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Grayson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Zane Greer responded to Ralph's, in the 10700 block of Anneta Road and found 35 year-old Anthony Schatt passed out behind the wheel with the car running. The car was in reverse and Schatt was unconscious with his foot on the brake. He was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Three arrested after armed robbery and pursuit

An armed robbery, stolen car and a multiple crash results in three arrests.

On Monday, Horse Cave Police Department responded to an armed robbery in the area of Cave St., Horse Cave.  Responding law enforcement found that three subjects had brandished a handgun, threatening the owner, her mother, and her child, and two suspects fled in the stolen 2016 Dodge Challenger.  A third suspect fled the scene on foot.  Officers located the vehicle and were apprehended the suspects after striking multiple vehicles and a tractor, causing injury to two people.  Both were taken for treatment by EMS. The two suspects in the vehicle were arrested at the scene and the third suspect was located and arrested as well. The charges are as follows:

Tevon M. Warner, 18, of Louisville, for Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs 1st, Operating on Suspended Operators License, Robbery, 1st degree,  Degree, Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000, Assault 1st Degree (2 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (8 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Police Officer (2 counts), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree in Motor Vehicle, Speeding 26 MPH or more over the limit and Possession of Marijuana.

Joshua Whitworth, 19, of Louisville, for Robbery 1st, Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000, Assault 1sDegree (2 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (8 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - Police Officer (2

counts) and Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree in Motor Vehicle.          

Anthony Deweese, of Louisville, for Robbery 1st Degree, Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,0000, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree on Foot and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (3 counts).

All three suspects were arrested and lodged in Hart County Jail.  Horse Cave Police Department was assisted by Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Cave City Police Department, Munfordville Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Hart County Constable Walter Bush, Horse Cave Fire Department, Cave City Fire Department, Hart County EMS and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Suspicious behavior leads to arrest

A report of suspicious behavior by a Glasgow man led to his arrest Sunday.  Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint on Happy Valley Road in the parking lot of Ely Drugs.  Officers made contact with Shane W. Pruitt, of Glasgow, and located marijuana, a large bag of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash inside his pants pockets. Pruitt was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. Pruitt was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Black Lives Matter vigil in Barren County

A Black Lives Matter prayer vigil took place Tuesday afternoon in front of the Barren County Courthouse. The purpose of the event was to bring attention to prejudices. Among those who spoke during the event were Glasgow City Councilman Joe Trigg, Pastor Michael Rice of First Baptist Church, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Kentucky State Conference's Cave Area Branch President Trevent Hayes and Barren County Cooperative Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and activist LaToya Drake.

 

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Governor announces $5 million in grants

In collaboration with the Department for Local Government, Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced more than $5 million in grants to six local governments for water and sewer projects across Kentucky. In Hart County: To expand an existing wastewater pre-treatment facility, Hart county received a combined $1.5 million from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant. this expansion will greatly increase the capacity of the plant, which will aid in the announced expansions of T. Marzetti and Sister Schubert's. Beyond improving its unique advantage at attracting businesses in the food industry, this project will create 72 jobs. "As we have said many times before, Hart County has been blessed," said Judge Executive Joe Choate. "We have been blessed with incredible industries that offer not only our residents, but residents from many surrounding counties incredible job opportunities. These opportunities become careers for a lifetime. We are again so excited about further expansion of Sister Schubert and all that they bring to Hart County. This opportunity was able to come to fruition by cooperation from Federal, State and Local support."

 

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Hold up and pursuit in Horse Cave

A Horse Cave family was held up Monday evening and the suspect ended up in a major crash after stealing their car. The incident began at a residence in the Cave Street area, where the suspect robbed the family's home and then drove toward Cave City. Traveling south on US 31W near the Hart/Barren County line, the suspect collided with multiple vehicles, including a farm  tractor towing a hay rake and a Silver Ford SUV.  Following the collision, the suspect was apprehended.  The drivers of the tractor and SUV were taken to local hospitals.  Identities of those involved have not yet been confirmed through official sources.

 

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

E-town man charged with incest

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with sexually abusing a male relative for several years. 22 year-old Zyaid Bani Hani is charged with one count of incest-forcible compulsion/incapable of consent younger than 18. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham said police were contacted Monday morning about performing a welfare check on a boy. Denham said police learned the child had been having unwanted sexual contact with a male relative for "the past several years." Denham said the most recent incident had been in the last few weeks. Bani Hani was scheduled ot be arraigned in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Ky COVID-19 cases pass 10,000

The latest numbers in the battle against COVID-19 were released Monday afternoon. According to kycovid19.ky.gov, total COVID-19 cases reached 10,046. There were 193 probable and 9,853 lab confirmed. The death toll reported was 439. "Kentucky has had 131 new positive cases with zero new deaths on Sunday and 214 new cases with eight new deaths on Monday," reported Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner for Public Health. The deaths reported Monday include an 84-year-old woman from Campbell County; an 82-year-old woman from Gallatin County; a 98 year-old woman from Grayson County; three men, ages 33, 53 and 75, from Jefferson County; a 90-year-old woman from Kenton County; and an 88-year-old man from Logan County. The Governor reminded Kentuckians to light their homes, places of business and places of worship green for compassion.

Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,600 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 873 of which have recovered. The district has 39 deaths. Barren has 40 cases, 28 recovered and 1 death. Butler has 221 cases, 90 recovered and 13 deaths. Edmonson has 61 cases, 19 recovered and 10 deaths. Hart has 28 cases and 13 recovered. Logan has 148 cases, 56 recovered and 4 deaths. Metcalfe has 6 cases and 3 recovered. Simpson has 52 cases, 37 recovered and 3 deaths. Warren has 1,044 cases, 627 recovered and 6 deaths.

Hardin County has had four new COVID-19 positive cases since Friday afternoon, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. There have now been 104 cases in Hardin County, including 91 people who have recovered. Of the 104 cases, two people currently are hospitalized, nine others are under in-home isolation and two people have died. There have been nine cases in Larue County and 22 in Meade County, according to health department figures.

 

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Free COVID-19 Drive Thru Clinics

Family Medical Center of Hart County will be offering FREE Covid-19 drive-thru clinics Wednesday, June 3rd, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, June 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bring insurance card, pre-registration is not required, doctor's orders not required and testing will be available for 10 years and older.  For pre-registration or questions, call 270-524-7231.

 

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Monday, June 1st, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Saturday at least 9,704 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 247 of which were newly confirmed. Friday's cases were up a fair amount, the Governor said, "We have been reviewing the data and nearly half of the new cases were from long-term care, accounting for more than 37% and another 9% of cases were from congregate care settings, mainly the federal prison in Lexington." The Governor also said more than 65,800 tests were reported this week, which to date is believed to be the most in one week. Gov. Beshear reported 13 new deaths Saturday, raising the total to 43` Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Saturday include 64, 66 and 94-year-old men from Jefferson County; 86, 93, 67, 84 and 90-year-old women from Jefferson County, a 72 year-old man from Nelson County; an 88 year-old woman from Gallatin County; an 81 year-old man from Metcalfe County; a 69 year-old man from Taylor County and 70-year-old man from Hopkins County.

 

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Monday, June 1st, 2020

Glasgow man faces human trafficking charges

The Barren County Sheriff's Office arrested 55 year-old Terry Hagan, of Glasgow, Friday following an investigation in reference to a complaint they had received in February. Hagan is charged with promoting human trafficking victim under 18 years of age and five counts of possess/view matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. Hagan was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Primary Election Tuesday, June 23rd

The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 23rd. In Hart County, the ballot will consists of: 2nd Congressional District for President, US Senator and US Representative(R). Tuesday, June 2nd, is the deadline to file for the city council and school board. The ballot drawing for the fall ballot will be held June 4th. June 15th is the last day to file for an absentee ballot. June 8th - 22nd is in office voting. The clerk's office is taking appointments and walk-ins are welcome. To request a ballot mailed to you, go to govoteky.com.

 

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested for drugs

Glasgow Police arrested a Glasgow woman Wednesday after responding to a complaint. Officers responded to Grandview Avenue in reference to an intoxicated woman. After identifying a vehicle related to the incident, contact was made with 49-year-old Charolette Woodcock. An officer determined Woodcock was driving under the influence. During a K9 alert, police discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and a glass pipe. Woodcock was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Plane crash in Vine Grove

One person was injured when a small private plane clipped a power line as it descended Thursday afternoon near North Middle School and landed upright beside a tree line in a cornfield.  Officials at the scene said two people were in the plane less than a mile from the Vine Grove airport with the owner/pilot suffering minor injuries. Vine Grove police blocked access from the highway after FAA officials arrived.  The power outage initially impacted nearly 30,000 customers in parts of Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown.  Thursday’s incident is the second plane crash in less than a year involving an aircraft in Vine Grove. The Federal Aviation Administration

is handling the investigation.

 

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Latest update from Gov. Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest report on COVID-19 in Kentucky on Thursday, defending his coronavirus-related restrictions so that the state is primed to move ahead with business re-openings.

Beshear reported nine additional virus-related deaths in Kentucky, raising the state’s death count to at least 409 since the pandemic began. The most recent victims ranged in age from 66 to 85. He reported 113 additional virus cases, increasing the statewide total to more than 9,180 cases.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up within weeks. For some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, even death.  Meanwhile, more than 50,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week.

 

BRDHD DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATES

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,523 cases

of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 680 of which have recovered.

The district has 37 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

38

21

1

Butler

219

75

13

Edmonson

60

14

10

Hart

26

9

0

Logan

136

35

3

Metcalfe

6

2

1

Simpson

49

34

3

Warren

989

490

6

Total

1523

680

37

 

Hardin County now has 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after three new confirmed cases were announced Thursday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.  Of the 99 cases, 86 people have recovered, one is hospitalized, 10 are under in-home isolation and two people have died. There are 197 confirmed cases in the six-county health department region with a combined total of five deaths — two in Hardin County, two in Meade County and one in Nelson County. There are nine cases in LaRue County and 22 cases in Meade County.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Scottsville man arrested for assault

A Scottsville man has been arrested for assault.  Scottsville Police say 31-year-old Robert L. Tomes slashed a man's neck at 404 East Walnut Street Sunday morning.  A witness to the stabbing gave police a description of the man and Tomes was later found in the 300 block of West Main Street. Tomes was taken to the Allen County Detention Center and charged with Assault, Wanton Endangerment, and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars cash.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Congressman Guthrie announces Barren River ADD Grant

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $228,294 grant to the Barren River Area Development District. This grant will be used to hire a disaster resiliency coordinator and to fund programming related to disaster recovery.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for burglary

A 19 year-old Glasgow man is facing burglary charges. Police in Glasgow responded to a possible burglary complaint early Tuesday on West Front Street and located a vehicle in a parking lot along the roadway. The vehicle was found to be stolen from Chicago. Police arrested 19 year-old Alex M. Sikorsky, of Glasgow. Sikorsky is charged with receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more).  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon. The governor discussed his feelings about Sunday's events on the state capitol grounds where an effigy of him was hung. Beshear said at the demonstration, a right-wing militia group called the Three Percenters left the front of the capitol and walked through and across all of the barriers at the governor's mansion,  standing on the front porch chanting.  Gov. Beshear stated that the mob retreated to an area several hundred yards away and hung a dummy with the governor's face on it that included the saying yelled by Lincoln's assassin.  The governor said he would continue to represent the people of Kentucky with all of his heart and soul.

Secretary Eric Friedlander talked about long term care, saying it would continue to be a challenge. He said they have started aggressive testing and have tested over 11,000 staff and residents at the facilities.

Dr. Steven Stack said until a vaccine is found sacrifices would have to be made to protect other people. He said wearing masks was necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. He said the evidence was overwhelmingly clear that a group of people getting together where one or two people may be infected allows the virus to "spread like wildfire."

Gov. Beshear said it still appeared there was a decline of positive COVID-19 cases in the state overall. He reported 387 total cases from the past three days: 141 on Sunday, 122 on Monday, and 117 Tuesday.

 The total positive case reached 8,957. There were three new deaths over the three day period bringing the death toll to 394. The deaths included an 85-year-old woman from Adair County and a 63-year-old man from Allen County. Included in counties with new cases were Warren with 30, Logan with 10, Allen with nine, Ohio with eight, Butler with seven, Simpson with five, Grayson and Muhlenberg with three, Edmonson with two and Barren, Hart, Monroe and Todd with one.  Beshear said there were now tests for everyone who wants one, but people have to show up to get them. 

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,464 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 603 of which have recovered.  Our district has 27 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

36

20

1

Butler

216

66

6

Edmonson

59

13

9

Hart

24

9

0

Logan

126

31

3

Metcalfe

6

1

0

Simpson

47

33

3

Warren

950

430

5

Total

1464

603

27

 

Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting three cases of the coronavirus in Hardin County. Since the virus arrived more than two months ago, the county’s total is 95 with 79 listed as recovered on the district’s website. Throughout its six-county region, the health department has a total of 186 confirmed reports with 155 listed as recovered and 24 remaining on home isolation. After Hardin, the breakdown of total cases by county is Nelson, 36; Meade, 21; Marion, 20; LaRue, 8; and Washington, 6. Two deaths attributed to COVID-19 have occurred in Hardin and Meade counties.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Area schools Summer Feeding Programs

Feeding programs will continue through summer break for area schools. Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner says Caverna will distribute food on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week in the same manner as the past couple of months. Hart County Superintendent Nathan Smith says the district will distribute food on Monday of each week. Earlier this week, both superintendents encouraged citizens to call their respective board of education office if there is a know student with a need.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Caverna Schools "Mr. Caverna" retiring

After nearly 30 years of working for Caverna Independent Schools, former assistant athletic director and school figurehead Ronnie Cobb is retiring at the close of the 2019-20 school year. Known throughout the area and 5th Region as "Mr. Caverna", Ronnie leaves behind a long career of service to generations of students at Caverna High School. During his time at the school, Ronnie did a number of jobs along with his role in the athletic department. He served as an equipment manager for the teams and he also called in substitute teachers to teach when needed. Ronnie is also well-known for annually helping to work the Kentucky state basketball tournament. There, he is often recognized as "Mr. Caverna." For Supt. Faulkner, Ronnie was even more than just a co-worker as the now retired Colonel has been a mentor and a good friend of the superintendent. When asked about what made his time special at the school, Cobb unsurprisingly and quickly gave his answer -- the students. Ronnie was originally only a volunteer for the school system. But after eventually being hired and over a quarter century of service to the school system, Cobb will be remembered as one of the most recognizable, and enduring, faces of Caverna High School.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Victim identified in Hart County fire

A 67 year-old Hart County man has died in a garage fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon. According to Hart County Coroner Anthony Roberts, 67 year-old Freddie A. Wells died around 3:30 p.m. in the garage fire, just outside Linwood. KSP are continuing their investigation.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Metcalfe man jailed after 911 call

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to an address on Cody Trent Road regarding a "911" call. A juvenile called 911 and reported that he was home alone, scared and unsure of his father's location. Deputies Jarrod Steele and Mike Burton responded to the address and located the juvenile. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile awoke from a nap and found himself home alone. The juvenile became fearful and called 911. Deputies observed several items of drug paraphernalia throughout the residence. While investigating the complaint, Timothy C. Cote returned to the residence in his vehicle. Cote displayed several indicators that he was under the influence of Methamphetamine. A search of his vehicle turned up a small amount of Methamphetamine. The Kentucky Division of Protection and Permanency was notified and the juvenile was removed from the residence. Cote was placed under arrest and transported and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Investigation in infant drowning in Allen County

Kentucky State Police is investigating an infant drowning in Allen County. Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call at 1:37 p.m. Thursday in regards to a drowning incident that occurred in Allen County.

The initial investigation shows that at around 1:37 .pm., Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call for service from Allen County Social Services in regards to a drowning death of an 8-month-old infant.

KSP personnel responded to the Medical Center in Scottsville where the infant was pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner's office.  An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning at the Medical Examiners Office in Louisville.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Governor Andy Beshear reported Thursday that Kentucky has seen a plateau of cases, but an elevated number of deaths due to COVID-19. Beshear reported 135 new cases which brought the statewide total to 8,286. He said there were 10 new deaths bringing the death toll to 386. Those deaths include: two 56-year-old females from Warren, a 73-year-old female from Adair, a 72-year-old male from Simpson, a 93-year-old female from Jackson, a 69-year-old male from Jefferson, a 62-year-old male from Fayette, an 81-year-old male from Oldham, an 86-year-old female from Oldham, and a 78-year-old male from Jefferson.

Among the counties with new cases of the virus are 15 from Warren, nine from Grayson, seven from Logan, two from Hardin and Ohio, one from Adair, Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Taylor Counties.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,356 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 478 of which have recovered. The Health Department also confirmed Thursday, the first death in Barren County from COVID-19. Below is a breakdown of the Barren River District:

 

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

34

15

1

Butler

209

56

6

Edmonson

54

12

9

Hart

20

5

0

Logan

112

22

3

Metcalfe

5

2

0

Simpson

43

26

3

Warren

879

340

5

Total

1356

478

27

 

Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed for Hardin County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Hardin County now has 87 total cases, and five new cases over the last two days.

 

As far as new announcements for openings in June, Horse shows and in-home childcare providers can open on June 8. Larger providers can open June 15th with temperature and wellness checks upon entry, along with other guidelines. June 29 is the expected date for groups of 50 or less and bars to open. Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Beginning May 23rd, Kentucky families with students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may get financial assistance to replace those meals as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Families who already receive assistance can receive P-EBT in addition to other benefits their household may get.  Apply or get information June 2nd through June 30th at benefind.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Man dies in Edmonson County crash

The Edmonson County Dispatch Center received a call regarding a vehicle that had exited the roadway and overturned at the intersection of KY 259N and J. Carroll Road. Upon arrival, emergency workers found Mr. James W. Stinnett, 58, of Leitchfield, in his 2004 Chevrolet Pickup truck. Mr. Stinnett was deceased. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, along with the Edmonson County Coroner, is leading the investigation. No other vehicles or persons were involved.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 21st, at 5:00 p.m. for discussion of agenda items but no action taken and will be followed with a meeting at 6:00 p.m. the same evening.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Bartley Weaver IV special guest on Studio 101

A Cave City native will be competing on NBC's The Titan games. Bartley will be a special guest on Studio 101 Thursday morning at 7:45 a.m. He will be talking about his appearance on this Monday's episode of the Titan games on NBC.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Graduation plans for Caverna

In an interview with Studio 101, Chris Crain, Principal at the Caverna School talked about graduation and other scheduled activities. For graduation - a traditional graduation with individual appointment times will be held on June 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and June 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The graduation will be recorded and put together for each senior and they will receive the dvd in their senior gift package. A facebook live video can also be watched by anyone on the Caverna High School facebook page. The Senior parade will take place Saturday, May 30th, at 3:00 p.m. at Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department and then in Cave City at 3:30 p.m. Principal Crain said they were privileged to support the Seniors and everyone is invited to come out and support the Seniors. Also follow the rules of social distancing with 6 feet between each other. No decisions have been made on the schedule for the fall classes in both school systems.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

I-65 accident leads to drug arrests

Deputy Steven Shields responded to an injury accident on I-65 at the 67 mile marker, northbound. Deputy Shields, who was assisted by a Conservation Officer from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, discovered a pipe typically used to smoke narcotics inside the vehicle. Further investigation within the vehicle and through interviews of the suspects revealed evidence of narcotic trafficking, narcotic possession and drug paraphernalia. Arrest was 50 year-old Michael J. Biegaj and 30 year-old Lea M. Williams, of Ohio. Both were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (<4 grams Cocaine), Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified), Illegal possession of a Legend Drug, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess. Beigaj and Williams were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail after being medically cleared at the Medical Center at Caverna. Assisting with the investigation was the Ky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, the Horse Cave Police Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Glasgow woman charged with rape

A Glasgow woman was arrested last week after being accused of being sexually involved with a minor. The Glasgow Police Department received a complaint on Thursday from the Department of Social Services. GPD investigated the complaint and determined that Brittany Paxson had been sexually involved with a juvenile. Paxson was arrested and charged with Rape, 3rd degree.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hart County makes graduation plans

Graduation plans for Hart County have been announced by the Superintendent below:

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Everyone entering the school building will be required to wear a mask.  We will provide each graduate with a designer HCHS mask.  We will have masks available for guests if you cannot provide your own.  Social Distancing must be practiced between staff and families.  We recommend family members with health conditions or over the age of 60 not attend the ceremony.

 

Each graduate will be scheduled a time to have their name called and walk across the stage (see schedule in this letter).  You and your family may enter the school parking lot NO earlier than 15 minutes before your graduation time.  Only one entrance will be open to enter the school parking lot.  This designated entrance will be the entrance off Lonoke Road.  I must control the number of cars in the parking lot in order for our plan to be approved.   Each graduate will be allowed 6 family members/guests to attend (graduate + 6 for a total of 7).  We must limit your family/guests to no more than 2 vehicles arriving to the parking lot.  We ask that the vehicles arrive together and each vehicle must have a sign made with the graduate’s name in plain view (on the dash or in the windows) so staff working the parking lot entrance can identify your family.  I encourage you to be creative with your signs.   Arrive at the school dressed in your graduation attire. 

 

When you arrive in the parking lot, wait for a staff member to direct your family to leave your vehicles.  We will stage in three areas before your family will enter the auditorium.  The first staging area will be outside the bus entrance to the school.  The second area will be in the bus/auditorium lobby.  We will have a station set up for pictures in the lobby if you would like to take pictures of your graduate.  Please do not touch any surfaces while in the school.  The third station will be in the science hall outside the auditorium.  Staff members will direct your family to move from station to station. 

 

When your family enters the auditorium, we will have an area designated for them to stand and observe the ceremony.  The graduate will enter the stage doors and wait for their name to be called.  When their name is called, they will walk across the stage and meet me at a table with a diploma cover displayed.  We will pose for a quick picture by a professional photographer, and I will pronounce the student a graduate of Hart County High School.  The graduate will continue walking backstage and receive their graduation packet.  The graduate and family will then exit the auditorium through the side entrance and return to the parking lot.  I must ask you to go directly to your cars and leave the school grounds.  The approval of our plan depends on people leaving promptly and not congregating. 

 

I am estimating that your family will not be in the school building for more than 15 minutes.  I estimate that the time in the auditorium will be less than five minutes.  We will do our best to stay on schedule.  If you miss your graduation time, we will reschedule you to the end on Saturday.  Promptness will be very important for everyone to have the best graduation experience we can provide.

 

Thank you in advance for adhering to these guidelines.  I am disappointed we must graduate in this fashion, but I am grateful we get to have some form of graduation and I get to see you in person at least one more time.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Chamber providing masks to businesses

With more businesses opening up in the county this week, Hart County Fiscal Court wants to ensure that owners have access to masks for their employees. Therefore, the county has ordered masks and is making them available free-of-charge to any business in Hart County needing some. The Chamber is helping to distribute the masks. To request some, simply call the Chamber office at 270.524.2892 or 270.218.2009.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Governor Beshear Releases Additional Guidelines and Reopening Dates

Click on the sectors listed in blue to see reopening guidelines.

May 20, 2020:

·       Funeral and Memorial Services, Retail

May 22, 2020:

·       Restaurants": 33% Capacity + Outdoor Seating, Groups of 10 people or fewer

May 25, 2020:

·       Barbershops/Cosmetology/Hair Salons, Massage Therapy, Nail Salons, Tanning Salons, Tattoo Parlors

June 1, 2020:

·       Auto/Dirt Track Racing, Aquatic Centers, Bowling Alleys, Fishing Tournaments, Fitness Centers, KY State Park Lodges, Movie Theaters, Salato Wildlife Education Center

June 11, 2020:

·       Kentucky Horse Park, KY State Park Campgrounds, Otter Creek

June 15, 2020:

·       Some Childcare, Youth Sports (low touch and outdoors)

July:

·       Bars, Groups of 50 people or fewer

 

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Nominations for Teacher of the Year

There's still time to submit nominations for Teacher of the Year. This year more than ever, local educators need to be recognized and honored for their hard work and dedication. Take a moment today to nominate someone for the Chamber's Teacher of the Year Award.  Deadline has been extended to Friday, May 22nd.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 1,260 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,260 cases of COVID-19, 464 of which have recovered. The district has 23 deaths reported from COVID-19.

Barren has 29 cases and 15 recovered. Butler has 208 cases, 57 recovered, and 6 deaths. Edmonson has 48 cases, 12 recovered, and 9 deaths. Hart has 20 cases and 5 recovered. Logan has 98 cases, 19 recovered, and 3 deaths. Metcalfe has 3 cases and 1 recovered. Simpson has 36 cases, 25 recovered, and 2 deaths. Warren has 818 cases, 330 recovered, and 3 deaths.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear delivered the latest update Tuesday on the coronavirus outbreak.  Beshear featured a Tweet from Lost River Cave as part of his positive social media presentation.  Beshear said there were 164 new COVID-19 cases for a new total of 8,069. Among the new cases he reported were 22 in Warren County, two in Allen, Grayson, Logan and Ohio counties, and one in Edmonson, Muhlenberg and Simpson counties. He said there were 20 deaths which brings the death toll to 366. Among the deaths were one in Allen County, one in Warren County, two in Logan County, three in Edmonson County and three in Adair County.

Beshear announced new Walmart testing locations including Bowling Green at 1201 Morgantown Road starting May 22.  The governor announced more openings as part of the "Healthy at Work" initiative. Museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries and distilleries will be able to reopen June 8. 

Speaking about the high number of cases in Warren County, Beshear said there were a number of factors coming together.  "If we're not following all the guidelines, if our businesses aren't taking all the steps they need to, a county can have a lot of cases very quickly," said Beshear. He said even though there was a connection to an area meat processing plant it, doesn't explain all of the cases.  Beshear said there would be significant testing in Warren County as well as contact tracing. He also stressed the need to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Three options for opening schools

Kentucky superintendents were given three options for starting the 2020-2021 school year.

Option number one is an early start. Superintendents were told to prepare to bring students back, if safe, in July, allowing for an extended break should COVID19 cases increase.

 

Option number two is to start on-time. Districts would change little to their calendars and plan to start when anticipated before the coronavirus pandemic started.

 

Option number three is to start after Labor Day. This would give state and local education officials to have more plans and procedures in place to limit the spread, or give it more time to get under control.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hart County man dies in fire

A 67 year old Hart County man has died in a garage fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon.  According to Hart County Coroner Anthony Roberts, the male victim died around 3:30 PM, in the garage fire just outside Linwood on the Bennett Road in Hart County, 1/4 mile from the Green County line. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time. The body has been sent to Louisville for an autopsy. The KY State Police are continuing the investigation.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Madison Faulkner named Player of the Year

Congratulations to Campbellsville University's Madison Faulkner!  Madison has been named Division I's Women's Basketball National Player of the Year for 2020.

Her accomplishments include:

 

Back to back NCCAA Player of the Year 2019-2020

WBCA All American

1st Team NCCAA All American 2020

1st Team NAIA All American 2020

1st Team Mid South All Conference 2020.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Area Superintendents guests on morning show

Hart County School's Superintendent Nathan Smith and Caverna's Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner will be special guests on Studio 101 - WLOC morning show Tuesday, May 19th, at 7:20 a.m. They will be discussing graduation and the next school year among other topics.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Grant awarded to Hart County Industrial Authority

U. S. Representative Brett Guthrie announced Friday that the Appalachian Regional Commission is awarding a $500,000 grant to the Hart County Industrial Authority. The grant will be used to expand the Progress Park Industrial Park's pre-treatment facility, increasing the area's water capacity and allowing more businesses to develop in the industrial park. According to Guthrie, the grant will help create 72 new jobs and allow for the development of 40 unoccupied acres in the industrial park.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

Kentucky State Police troopers found more than 100 pounds of drugs in a vehicle Friday during a traffic stop of two California residents. 24 year-old Lakotawind Jimenez and 25 year-old Glenazia Mobley were stopped on I-65 northbound at the 92-mile marker after Trooper Ethan Whitlock observed them with no tail lamps. Jimenez, the driver, was issued a written courtesy notice and then granted consent to search the vehicle. Whitlock uncovered four suitcases each containing four vacuum sealed packages of marijuana. The total amount of marijuana found in the vehicle weighed about 128 pounds. He also uncovered rolling papers within Jimenez's purse and approximately $1,807 in numerous denominations. Jimenez and Mobley were interviewed at KSP Post 4 and admitted to having knowledge of transporting marijuana from a Los Angeles airport to Nashville airport to make two deliveries. Jimenez said one delivery was for the northern Kentucky area with another in Cincinnati at a hotel. Jimenez and Mobley are currently being held at the Hardin County Detention Center and will appear Friday in Hardin District Court. Both are being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

BRDHD confirms more cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,116 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 395 of which have recovered. The district has 21 deaths reported from COVID-19, including: 6 in Butler, 9 in Edmonson County, 2 in Logan County, 2 in Simpson County and 2 in Warren County.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Local Principal gives graduation info

In an interview with Studio 101, Chris Crain, Principal at the Caverna School talked about graduation and other scheduled activities.

For Graduation - A traditional graduation with individual appointment times will be held on June 5th, from 1 to 5 p.m. and June 6th from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The graduation will be recorded and put together for each senior and they will receive the dvd in their senior gift package. A facebook live video can also be watched by anyone on the Caverna High School facebook page.

The Senior parade will take place Saturday, May 30th, at 3:00 p.m. at Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department and then in Cave City at 3:30 p.m. Principal Crain said they were privileged to support the Seniors and everyone is invited to come out and support the Seniors. Also follow the rules of social distancing with 6 feet between everyone.

 

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Friday, May 15th, 2020

Investigation into E-town shooting deaths

Details have been released concerning Wednesday afternoon's shooting in Elizabethtown that left two Hopkinsville men dead and a woman seriously injured. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham

said the community should not be fearful and the shooting was an “isolated” incident. The shooting occurred at an apartment in the 600 block of Stewart Court where a vehicle driven by the female stopped in the driveway of a home in the 100 block of Patterson Street, with the two men — 32 year-old Shawn Fox, 37 year-old Michael Buckner Thomas, inside the vehicle.  A neighbor told police he heard a loud car horn which eventually faded. Police located the vehicle. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. The woman was taken to University Hospital in Louisville and remains in critical condition from her injuries. Police say she is not from Hardin County and haven’t said why the three were in Elizabethtown or on Stewart Court.  The homicides of Fox and Thomas mark the second fatal shooting in two weeks in Hardin County.

 

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Friday, May 15th, 2020

Gov. updates gatherings and travel ban

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon.  Beshear said Kentuckians should understand that when they return to work, it's about work and not congregating in common areas. He urged employers to look at closing those areas to prevent the spread of the virus. The governor once again asked citizens to fill out the census, stating the importance it plays in obtaining funds for the future of Kentucky.

The date for gathering in groups of 10 or less has been moved up to May 22nd for Memorial Day.  He said the gatherings should be held outside whenever possible and to remain 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a masks if you're closer than 6 feet. The governor stated it was also important to socially distance children as well and those who are at a higher risk, should not attend gatherings.  Beshear said May 22nd would be the day that the travel ban would expire. He urged caution to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases, saying if there was one, Kentucky would have to restart the steps again. The governor announced 199 news COVID-19 cases for a new official total of 7,225. That number is out of 121,246 tests. There were 2 new deaths from Grayson County bringing the death toll to 328. Beshear said guidance for daycares would be difficult but hoped to have something in the next few weeks.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1071 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 375 of which have recovered with 20 deaths reported.  Barren has 27 cases and 11 recovered. Butler has 191 cases, 50 recovered, and 6 deaths. Edmonson has 46 cases, 11 recovered, and 8 deaths. Hart has 19 cases and 4 recovered. Logan has 75 cases,14 recovered, and 2 deaths. Metcalfe has 3 cases. Simpson has 33 cases, 24 recovered, and 2 deaths. Warren has 677 cases, 261 recovered, and 2 deaths.

 

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Hardin County. Of the 67 confirmed in Hardin County, 52 people have recovered and 10 are under home isolation. Three people are hospitalized and two have died. In all, there have been 145 confirmed cases in the district’s six-county region.

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Two tests positive at T. Marzetti

T. Marzetti reports two Horse Cave employees testing positive for COVID-19. They say they promptly activated their protocol for a COVID-19 diagnosis by placing the diagnosed employees and those in close contact into 14 day paid quarantine leave. They also performed extensive cleaning and sanitation of the all areas in question. A cross-functional task force is closely monitoring daily developments and information released by local and state authorities, FDA and food safety organizations around the world.

A range of safety modifications and guidelines have been put into place including:

 

1. Supervisors inquiring about their employee's health prior to them entering the building

2. Conducting employee temperature checks prior to each shift at all our production locations.

3. Conducting extensive cleaning and sanitation of workstations and common areas before, during, and after each shift

4. Employing social distancing guidelines and modifications

5. Staggering between shift changes and breaks so that employees don’t overlap

6. Requiring face coverings and

7. Relaxing attendance requirements and enhancing paid leave policy.

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin County

Four new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Hardin County bringing the total to 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after four new cases were announced Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.  Of the 63 cases, three people are hospitalized and 10 are under home isolation. Forty-eight people have recovered and two people have died from complications from the virus in Hardin County. In all, there have been 139 confirmed cases in the district’s six-county region.

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Tuesday's COVID-19 expresses concern over children

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky, stating they are working to get children back into school in the fall. He said if things were done too fast and they had to pause then it wouldn't happen.

For the second day in a row, the governor asked parents to send children from the room due to a report of a second minor suffering from a COVID-19 related illness. Dr. Steven Stack said the 10-year-old was showing signs of recovering, and the second patient was 16-years-old and admitted out of "an abundance of caution."

Beshear reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 6,853. He announced 10 new deaths for a new death toll of 321. Beshear said there were 110,609 people tested in the state. A total of 2,546 people had recovered.

The governor reported 71 new cases in Warren County and several of those were children with the virus including a 2-year-old, 4-year-old, 5-year-old, two 7-year-olds and two 8-year-olds.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 978 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 285 of which have recovered. The district has 20 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

26

8

0

Butler