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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

CSX Crossing maintenance at 88

CSX Crossing maintenance work will be conducted in Hart County the week of April 13th at the 88 crossing in Munfordville.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be held Thursday, April 9th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Munfordville. Please be advised that due to the Executive Order of Governor Beshear, the Hart County Fiscal Court meeting on April 9th, 2020, will be closed to the public, but can be viewed live on Hart County Fiscal Court Facebook.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Motorcycle fatality in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched Monday at approximately 2:17 p.m., to an accident with injury on Bethel Church Road. After arriving, it was determined that 28 year-old Kyle Dodson was traveling northbound on Bethel Church Road and lost control of his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve causing the bike to lay over in the roadway. Dodson was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital where he later died of injuries sustained in the accident. A passenger on the motorcycle, Ashley W. Dodson, was also transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Cave City Mayor cancels city council meeting

Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher has issued an executive order canceling this month's City Council Meeting, which was scheduled for Monday, April 13th.  All future meetings of the Cave City City Council, will be addressed on a case-by-case basis based upon the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Hardin County COVID-19 caes increase

For the second straight day, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported four new confirmed cases in Hardin County, bringing the total to 18. There also was a new confirmed case reported for Meade County to bring

their total to three. LaRue County also has three confirmed cases. Five people listed among the county’s case have been released from quarantine, indicating recovery from the illness.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 1st COVID-19 case in Hart County

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 61 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 17 of which have recovered.  Barren County has two, Butler County has two, Edmonson County has six, Hart has one, Logan County has four, Simpson County has 14, and Warren County has 32 with one death reported from COVID-19.  In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we must continue to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear. Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. Barren River residents are urged 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.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health has updated their guidelines of when to seek care.

 

- If you are worried-well, please stay home. Call the Kentucky State Hotline at

1 (800) 722-5725 or the Barren River District Health Department’s Local COVID-19

Information Line at (270) 781-8039.

- Going to a hospital or doctor’s office adds to a higher concentration of people and overwhelms medical staff.

Call for advice

- If you are ill, but would not have sought care if not for COVID-19, do not seek in-person care at an emergency room, hospital, or doctor’s office.

- Instead, call your local healthcare provider or local health department.

Seek care

- If you are sick and feel you have an emergency, please call your doctor or seek medical care.

- Hospitals and medical staff across the Commonwealth stand ready to serve you.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Ky sees 147 new cases of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave his daily update Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 in the state of Kentucky. The governor said there were 147 new cases in the state bringing the total to 1,149. Beshear said that it was the highest daily number reported so far, but that the three day trend was lower than the previous three day trend. He said there were 7 new deaths which brings that total to 65. The ages ranged from 42 to 94. Beshear asked once again to light houses green in honor of the fallen Kentuckians. The administration is actively adding and training staff to handle unemployment requests. The governor stressed this is an absolutely critical time to flatten the curve of virus spread. Beshear said he was concerned about where cases were showing up; stating there were 55 cases across 21 nursing home facilities, with 22 staff members being infected and 11 deaths. Green River Correctional Complex was mentioned with 14 total cases comprised of nine inmates and five staff, as well as concerns for Western State Hospital. The facility had 13 cases with nine being patients and four staff.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Metcalfe schools suspend meal delivery

Metcalfe County Schools have announced the temporary suspension of their meal delivery during the school district's spring break.  Superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools, Dr. Benny Lile, said students and teachers will take a break from nontraditional instruction April 6-10, and meal deliveries will stop. The decision to temporarily stop food delivery was made in conjunction with the predicted surge, and eventual peak, of coronavirus cases.

Students without food during the break can get access to meals. Lile said school officials can be contacted via social media and email or call Lile directly at (270) 565-1762.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Blood drive at First Christian Church

The April 8th American Red Cross Blood Drive originally scheduled to be held at the T. J. Health Pavilion has been moved to the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 1100 N. Race Street in Glasgow. All donors will need to make an appointment to donate. Any donor that had a previous appointment at T. J. Health Pavilion will need to go back to redcrossblood.org and make a new appointment under the First Christian Church location. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Faith over Fear in Hart County

Communities across the Commonwealth are coming together during the world wide pandemic. A Hart County woman has started a county-wide initiative to help spread the word of God during these tough times. Shelli Gibbons created a Facebook group Faith Over Fear asking people to place crosses in their yards to symbolize faith over fear. She got the idea from her friend, a pastor in Georgia. As of Saturday night, the page has close to 1,500 members. Many of the crosses are lit up with green lights to honor those lost to COVID-19, decorated with Christmas lights, bows, paintings and words of encouragement. Gibbons hopes the message can spread even further than Hart County. The group on Facebook is public. Gibbons said everyone is encouraged to participate. Click Faith Over Fear for Hart and surrounding counties for more information and how to share your pictures.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Dart Container shuts down for the weekend

According to Dart Container, as of Friday, April 3rd, at 10:00 p.m., the Dart Container Plant in Horse Cave ceased operations for an undetermined amount of time. First, shift employees for Saturday, April 4th, did not report for work. However, Dart trucks were back rolling Monday morning.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Ky sees 38 new cases, 5 deaths of COVID-19

The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky fell sharply on Sunday, but Gov. Andy Beshear says don't read too much into that low number. During his daily Capitol press conference, Beshear said there were 38 new cases, bringing the total to 955, along with five more deaths, making it 45 during the pandemic. The Governor noted, "When you look at other places in the country, many of which are doubling or more every three days, that is pretty good news, if you can find good news in the midst of this crisis."  Of the five new deaths, three were from Jefferson County: an 80-year-old woman, a 66-year-old woman and 54 year-old woman. The others were an 85-year-old woman from McLean County and a 90-year-old woman from Woodford County. Beshear says more National Guard members have been deployed across the state. "We now have 334 engaged across Kentucky. They're doing everything from helping at hospitals to helping at our food banks" While drive through testing is on pause, the Governor announced they have entered into an agreement with Gravity Diagnostics in Northern Kentucky. "The agreement will provide up to 2,000 tests a day that we will be able to use around the state," he said. "The goal is going to be to use that outside the Golden Triangle, which right now has UofL, UK and a number of other avenues to get quick testing. The number of tests will depend on the number of swabs that we can get, which are in critical demand."  He said this will significantly increase the number of tests around the state, and the results will be available in 24 hours. Materials are being shipped out Monday, with testing beginning the following day. According to Beshear, two gyms in Frankfort were defying his executive orders by letting people in the back door have been cited.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Methamphetamine located in Hart County

K9 Deputy Caleb Butler and Deputy Tim Nichols responded to a drug complaint on Forestville Road, Munfordville Sunday. While investigating the complaint, over 16 grams of crystal Methamphetamine were seized along with sufficient paraphernalia to prove that trafficking in Methamphetamine was taking place. The suspects fled prior to law enforcement arriving. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and multiple arrests are expected.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Kentucky Unemployment skyrocketing

Thousands of Kentuckians are losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are working to get their unemployment benefits in, while some can't file them at all. Josh Benton, Deputy Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, gave an update on unemployment in Kentucky during the pandemic. Because the I-U system is hard to change, one of the first things Benton did was make sure individuals were able to submit an application, even if they were ineligible. Through challenges of communication, the kcc.ky.gov website has been changed with all the information and updates on unemployment insurance. The website also includes contacts and shows how to file a claim. Another challenge includes the phone lines, where 1,000 to 1,500 calls come in per day. Over 150 different workers from different agencies have reviewed over 70,000 claims to make sure the payments come in on time. For folds filing a claim, their first payment is automatic and benefits are extended for three weeks. Individuals who can't open their claim will receive an email on how to extend it. An additional $600 a week will be added to claims checks as soon as the state receives federal guidance. Benton also recommends to not respond to or provide information to scammers who ask for money.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Monroe County reports 1st case of COVID-19

The Monroe County Health Department is investigating its first case of COVID-19 in the county. Health officials are working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may have been exposed to the infected person. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. Jill Ford, Health Department Director, says, “Right now, staying healthy at home is one of the most important tools they have in the fight against COVID-19"

The health department recommends to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Practice social distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using an EPA-registered household disinfectant.

Governor Andy Beshear gave new executive orders during his update on the Coronavirus pandemic in Kentucky. One of which included people out of state traveling into Kentucky will quarantine for 14 days wherever they are coming.  Another included allowing state and local county governments to hire back retirees if needed.

Hardin County now has seven confirmed cases and LaRue County has two. According to Gov. Andy Beshear’s website, one of the last two cases for Hardin County is a 48 year-old female. The other confirmed case that was announced by the health department was not listed on Beshear’s website. The latest LaRue County confirmed case is a 53-year-old female. Of Hardin County’s seven cases, at least five are females. LaRue County’s other case is a male, 72.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATES AND EXECUTIVE ORDER ON OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 40 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, six of which have recovered. Barren County has one, Butler County has one, Edmonson County has five, Logan County has three, Simpson County has 12, and Warren County has 18; with one death reported from COVID-19.  Governor Andy Beshear issued an Executive Order Monday proclaiming a state of emergency relating to travel.

The executive order instructs Kentuckian residents to:

1)  not travel into any other state, except:

a) When required by employment;

b) To obtain groceries, medicine, or other necessary supplies;

c) To seek or obtain care by a licensed healthcare provider;

d) To provide care for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons; or

e) When required by court order.

 

For questions about COVID-19, call the State Hotline at (800) 722-5725,

BRDHD’s COVID-19 Information Line at 270-781-8039, visit

www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19-information or https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Kentucky State Parks and Kentucky Horse Park Open for Daytime Use Only

The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet announced Thursday that the Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky State Parks will be open to the public for daytime use only.  Effective now, Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Horse Park will suspend all overnight reservations for park lodges, cabins and campgrounds until further notice. All upcoming reservations will be canceled, and refunds will be issued.

Kentucky State Parks will be open to the public between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Park visitors will have access to park trails and scenic sites during these designated hours. Golf courses will remain open. Park visitors are encouraged to check the website for golf course hours of operation. All state park lodges, cabins, playgrounds and campgrounds will be closed. Food service will also be suspended until further notice.

The Kentucky Horse Park grounds will be open to the public between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Visitor Center and park campground will be closed to the public until further notice. Park visitors will continue to have access to the park’s walking trail with a number of sculptures, memorials and equine companions.

For more information about the Kentucky Horse Park, visit the park website at www.kyhorsepark.com.

For updates on Kentucky State Parks, visit our Facebook page or parks.ky.gov/covid-19-information.

For more information about Kentucky’s COVID-19 response, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Income guidelines increase for more eligibility from food banks

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is temporarily relaxing income requirements through April 30th to allow more Kentuckians to receive food from food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles says this is an extremely tough time for many Kentucky who have lost their jobs or had income slashed because of the coronavirus pandemic and that citizens have enough to worry about.

This action by the KDA’s Division of Food Distribution will allow more Kentuckians to be eligible to receive food from food banks. The KDA requested an increase in the income guidelines from 130 to 185 percent to qualify to get food through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture expedited the KDA’s request on March 31st.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Low-income energy assistance extended

Community Action Kentucky and its 23 member agencies are pleased to announce the passage of the economic stimulus bill in response to the nation’s COVID-19 health crisis. Included in this historic stimulus bill is $1.9 billion in increased funding to support two vital programs delivered by Community Action agencies across the country, the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). CSBG was allocated $1 billion in additional funding while LIHEAP will receive an additional $900 million in funding to help Americans rebound from this national crisis. LIHEAP is utilized to support individuals and families struggling to pay utility costs.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Hart County Extension Board meeting

The Hart County Extension District Board will be meeting Wednesday, April 1st, at 12 noon via zoom meeting. If you are interested in attending or need additional information, please contact the Hart County Extension Office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Officer-involved-shooting ends with fatality

An officer-involved-shooting in Cumberland County has left one person dead. The Kentucky State Police is investigating a pursuit where the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the driver of a silver Cobalt who was driving recklessly on Ky. 61 just south of Burkesville. The driver failed to stop, and led police on a pursuit that traveled onto Ky. 90, heading east toward Clinton County. The pursuit ended when the driver crashed into a ditch after losing control of his vehicle.  KSP Post 15 troopers responded to assist and were confronted by the driver who was armed with a knife. As a result of the encounter, shots were fired and the suspect sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Hardin County confirms sixth case of COVID-19

As statewide confirmed cases of COVID-19 neared 600 on Tuesday, Hardin County added its sixth case after two straight days of no cases.  Information on the age and gender of the sixth case was not released. The five previous cases in Hardin County were four females ages 6, 21, 50 and 56, and a 7 year-old male. The health department said they will contact anyone who has been determined to have had direct or indirect contact with the latest case. Beshear announced at his Tuesday afternoon news conference there were 114 confirmed cases since Monday in Kentucky and the death toll had climbed to 18 with seven new deaths – the seventh death was reported

during the news conference. One of the state’s cases is from LaRue County where a male, 72, has a confirmed case. The two most recent Hardin County cases prior to Tuesday’s case were Fort Knox civilian employees, including one who was being treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital.  As of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, there are least 594 confirmed cases in Kentucky.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Emergency Road Aid Funds Awarded to Hart County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced Hart County Fiscal Court will receive $32,720 in County Road Aid emergency funds to help clear and repair more than a dozen storm-damaged county roads. Needed repairs include replacement of washed-out culverts, damaged drainage tiles and parts of roadways and the clearing of trees, mud and other debris.

The repairs will take place on the following routes: Riordan Road (County Road 1315), Charles Mansfield Road (CR 1247), Old Cut Road West (CR 1220), Port Wooden Road (CR 1388), Exum Lane (CR 1056), Merl Reynolds Road (CR 1087), Sandford Burd Road (CR 1039), Fisher Ridge Road (CR 1265), Ernest Wilson Road (CR 1363), Pikeview (CR 1033), Hicks Springs Road (CR 1246), C.E. Johnson Road (CR 1410) and Johnson Cemetery Road (CR 1399). Hart County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

New hours for County Clerk's Office

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders is reporting new hours for the office. The clerk's office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed Friday and Saturday. No in-person services will be available.

For further information, call the county clerk's office at 270-524-2751. The options are to mail-in, call in or go online.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020                                                         

Patient from Adair County tests positive for COVID-19 at T. J. Regional Health

A patient from Adair County, who was treated at T. J. Health Columbia, has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test result came back Tuesday after the patient was discharged and recovering at home. While in the hospital, the patient was treated in the designated COVID-19 unit and was discharged under isolation protocol.  Neil Thornbury, CEO of T. J. Regional Health, says “Now more than ever, it’s important to call the hotline before seeking treatment if you or someone you know is concerned about symptoms or exposure, The hotline is staffed by registered nurses, who can help answer any questions and provide clinical direction. The local hotline number is 270-651-4400. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments and available information from federal and state agencies, visit the cdc.gov/coronavirus or kycovid19.ky.gov sites or call the

Kentucky state hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

Coronavirus confirmed in Barren County

According to a news release, the Barren River District Health Department is now investigating 23 total cases of the COVID-19. The case count breakdown per county is as follows: 1 case in Barren, 1 case in Butler, 2 cases in Logan, 7 cases in Simpson and 12 cases in Warren. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if you have fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Keep track of your symptoms. It is important to know that most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you have an emergency warning sign, get medical attention right away. Emergency warning signs include*:

 

* Trouble breathing

* Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

* New confusion or inability to arouse

* Bluish lips or face

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

35 plus bills signed by governor

In the midst of leading Kentucky's response to a worldwide pandemic that has infected more than 300 Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear signed more than 35 bills this past week. Gov. Beshear signed legislation prohibiting selling tobacco, alternative nicotine and vaping products to people under 21, making the transportation cabinet the sole issuer of driving licenses including REAL IDs, and a bill automatically expunging aquittals. The Governor also vetoed two bills.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

Hart County School meal distribution

Hart County Schools will offer meals for students, including high school students, at each elementary school on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday's meal will also include meals for Tuesday and Wednesday, and then Thursday's meal will include meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Central Office at 270-524-2631.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

Tennessee man arrested in Hart County

A traffic stop in Hart County Friday led to the arrest of a Tennessee man. Deputy Charlie Eubank, of the Hart County Sheriff’s office, conducted a traffic stop along I-65 Southbound at the 67 mile marker. 61 year-old Kenneth R. Robinson, of Murfreesboro TN, was charged with; careless driving, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana. Robinson was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Med Center Health open 24 hours a day

Med Center Health has announced that Medical Center Urgentcare is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This expansion is a targeted effort to increase access to care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses, allowing The Medical Center's emergency room to focus additional resources toward the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Center Urgentcare, located at 291 New Towne Drive off Lovers Lane in Bowling Green, is a walk-in clinic featuring onsite lab and x-ray capabilities. No appointment is necessary. Call-ahead registration is available 270-796-3510 to reduce wait times upon arrival.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Grayson County reports 1st case of COVID-19

The Grayson County Health Department has confirmed their first case in the county of COVID-19. The case was identified Wednesday and the person who tested positive is in isolation. No other information about the patient was released.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Wednesday's news release from Gov. Beshear

Governor Beshear said during a Wednesday news release, "With the rise in cases and knowing that these next two weeks are going to be some of the most important, we are going to take the next step; so effective Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m., we are going to be asking all non-life-sustaining businesses to close to in-person traffic. Even for those who are going to be excepted under this order, we are going to mandate that type of social distance that we have to see out there to protect the people."

Gov. Beshear released the executive order Wednesday to give businesses more guidance. He said many businesses provide life-sustaining services and will be allowed to stay open, even though they must maintain social distancing.

The businesses that can stay open include: grocery stores, drug stores and pharmacies, banks, hardware stores, agricultural operations, gas stations, media, businesses needed for transportation, logistics, shipping, delivery and pick-up, housing, building and construction, laundry, financial services, home-based care and services, professional services, manufacturing and other businesses key to national interests or life-sustaining goods or services, and those covered under the federal critical infrastructure sector.

The governor said most professional services, including attorneys, accountants and those in real estate, can be performed at home. As he said previously, restaurants can remain open for delivery, curbside pickup and even carry out if they follow guidelines on social distancing.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Barren County investigating trash can removals

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous incidents where trash cans have been struck in the middle of the road by vehicles. The cans had been pulled to the end of properties for pickup and unknown

subjects have been moving the cans into the roadway and in some cases moving the cans several miles away from the owners property and then leaving them in the middle of roadway. The Barren County Sheriff's Office will be utilizing extra patrol near and around scheduled pickup locations. If anyone has information or sees anyone tampering with the trash cans, please notify authorities at 270-651-5151.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Single-vehicle crash in Metcalfe County; one arrested

Metcalfe County Sheriff Lonnie Hodges responded to Cedar Hill Road Tuesday where William Anderson had been driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado eastbound on when he failed to negotiate a curve. Anderson's truck left the road and struck several fence posts.  He was arrested after failing sobriety tests. Anderson was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (Aggravating Circumstance) and taken to the Barren

County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

35 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Ky

In a news release Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 35 new positive cases in Kentucky, bringing the total to 198 cases, which is good news as the amount was lower than Tuesday's. Included in the 35 new cases is a new case in Warren County, bringing the total number of cases in Warren to 9. There was also the 5th death from the virus; a 75-year-old man.  Gov. Beshear wants Kentuckians to continue to stay home and he even noted these next two to three weeks are critical. An official with the governor, also mentioned having no group play dates with your children. Beshear also brought to attention that anyone who had lost their job due to quarantine and social distancing, now qualifies for unemployment.  If you have already applied for unemployment you are fine, if you haven't applied yet, follow the schedule on the website to apply.

The first drive-thru testing facility is now in the works, with more details soon. Gov. Beshear also suspended evictions in the state of Kentucky. Beshear also noted there will be an increase of law enforcement in the next few

weeks, especially to add support to hospitals across the state. 

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Man arrested for rape of 12 year-old

One man is facing rape charges in Warren County. Bowling Green Police responded to the Medical Center where a 12 year-old victim was pregnant. The girl told authorities she was from Honduras and spoke very little English. After the victim spoke to a therapist, police were informed about the rape and that the girl had delivered a baby at home as well. Police say the victim told them she had been repeatedly raped over the last several months and indicated Orlando Bejarando-Diaz was the father of the child. The victim added that she delivered a baby on or about the day she was brought to the hospital, and someone put the baby in a sack and placed it in the bedroom closet where she sleeps, suspecting the child was stillborn.  Orlando Bejarando-Diaz was arrested and taken to Warren County Regional Jail, he is facing charges of rape and tampering with evidence.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Hart County man arrested on multiple charges

A Hart County man has been arrested on multiple charges. The Hart County Sheriff and several Deputies responded Monday to 1215 Doc Speevack Road to apprehend a person wanted for several serious crimes. 60 year-old Edwin K. Reynolds was arrested without incident outside his residence and charged with terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, 1st degree and assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury. Reynolds was also served two outstanding Emergency Protection Orders before being transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 full cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Changes in Hart County School student meals

The Hart County School system is offering daily meals while school is dismissed. Parents can come to the elementary schools pickup locations for lunch. However, Wednesday and Thursday meals will be distributed on Wednesday during the pickup. There will be no meals served Thursday. Also, on Friday, parents will be picking up student meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as there will be no meals served over the weekend. If you have any questions, call Chris Russell at 270-524-2631.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Ky reports largest day of new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky had 39 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the largest single day number by far, bringing the state's total to at least 163. During a Capitol press conference, the governor expressed his disappointment that some people are not following the guidance and orders restricting the gathering of people and called out an action which led to one of Tuesday's new cases. " I want to say, without identifying which one, we have a positive case from someone who attended a coronavirus party...We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents. We ought t ob e much better than that" given the rise in cases and knowing the next two weeks will be very important. Beshear announced a next step. "Effective Thursday at 8:00 p.m., we're going to be asking all non-life-sustaining businesses to close to in-person traffic. Even for those that are going to be accepted until this order, we are going to mandate the type of social distancing that we have to see out there to protect our people." Details will appear in an executive order he will issue later Wednesday, but Beashear did say businesses exempted from his order of a few days ago will remain so. Those include Grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores, banks, gas stations, auto repair and parts businesses, media, agriculture related businesses and liquor stores. On Monday, Beashear announced a hotline to report those who have ignored his executive order and said they had 2,000 calls the first night. The calls are being taken by employees of the state Labor Cabinet. That number is 833-KY-SAFER or 833-597-2337. The governor says at least four healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Metcalfe County man arrested on warrants

A Metcalfe County sheriff's deputy responded to the Center community Tuesday on Iron Mountain Road in reference to a dispute between neighbors over a dog.  The deputy contacted the dog's owner, Dakota Jackson. Police say Jackson identified himself by using a different name. The deputy confirmed that Jackson was entered as a wanted person in two different court systems. Jackson was arrested and taken to the Barren County Detention Center on 2 warrants of probation violation, one from Simpson Circuit Court, the other from Barren Circuit Court, along with a warrant for theft by unlawful taking under $500(Barren District Court). Jackson was also charged with giving a peace officer false identifying information.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Two men shot in Warren County

Bowling Green Police say they responded to Clay Street Monday night and then received a call from the hospital where two men entered the ER with gunshot wounds. They say one man was treated and released. Officials say the other is receiving care. No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Local coronavirus testing limited

The nation is facing limited supplies of COVID-19 tests and protective equipment, especially for healthcare workers. Lack of tests have resulted in some people getting turned away. TJ Samson Regional Health, along with many other hospitals, follow the strict CDC guidelines/screening when it comes to determining who to test. The at protocol includes age, known exposure and risk. Medical professionals say the screening process in place helps preserve tests, keeps healthcare workers from being overly exposed and limit potential exposure to other patients already in the hospital. Dr. Eric Fisher, Chief of Medical Staff at TJ Samson Regional Health says "What we can't do is overwhelm our ER's and urgent cares with people with mild symptoms that are not high risk, very unlikely to get sick, that actually don't need emergency or urgent care at the time and from taking away from the people that do and risking exposing others and exposing themselves." He says he believes there need to be more tests available. If you think you are symptomatic, TJ Samson has a hotline number you should call before coming into the hospital. This will act as a screening process to see if you are eligible for a tests. The number is 270-651-4400.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Fourth death confirmed and 21 new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear informed the public in a press conference Monday, that Kentucky has seen its fourth death and there are now at least 124 coronavirus cases in the state. According to the Governor, there will be tougher and tougher times ahead as an escalation of the coronavirus is expected. Twenty-one new cases were confirmed as of 5:00 p.m. Monday and the latest death occurred in Lexington where an 82 year-old woman who had underlying health conditions, passed away. State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steve Stack said he wrote a letter to ask medical students in Kentucky to volunteer to help. "We have about 600 medical students in the state. At this point, we have close to 50% who have already agreed to volunteer their time, their services and themselves to help in our emergency response efforts." He said they are now going to solicit nursing students and others. Beshear announced a new way for larger employers to help their workers who are being laid-off, qualify for unemployment benefits more quickly. "Any employer of at least 50 employees who is laying off 15 employees, is urged to file a mass claim on their behalf through the e-claims process. The governor also announced a Team Kentucky Fund, "An opportunity to make sure that we can help with as many of the sacrifices that people are making, as possible." The tax-deductible donations will go to help those whose jobs have been affected by the virus. The fund will be overseen by the Public Protection Cabinet, who will be able to track all money that goes in and out of the fund. He also announced new steps to protect healthcare facilities. "We believe that cases are going to ramp up, so we are going to take up some security measures around our Kentucky Hospitals, just to make sure everything is orderly and make sure that everybody in there, from the practitioners to the patients, are safe." He says that means you'll see additional law enforcement, both local and state, at hospitals, "And you'll be seeing in the near future, some Nation Guard that are posted there as well."

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 AND HOW TO MANAGE MENTAL HEALTH

The Barren River District Health Department is investigating eight cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. Warren County has five cases; Simpson has two; Logan has one. The news of positive cases has understandably raised concern for many community members. We should all prepare for the number of positive cases to continue to increase in the coming days.  It is normal for people to feel stress and anxiety in these types of situations. In order to help manage mental health, do the following:

 

 Stay informed with updates from reliable sources such as:

o govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

o www.cdc.gov

o www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19-information

o www.facebook.com/BarrenRiverDistrict

o www.facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear

· Maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, and get enough sleep

· Preserve daily routines as much as possible

· Take a break from social media and news and don’t overexpose yourself to too much information

· Take advantage of outdoor activities while still maintaining social distancing

· Social distancing does not mean social isolation, connect with friends and family through virtual opportunities such as texting, phone calls, and FaceTime

To report a business or organization who is not taking social distancing measures or following executive orders from Governor Andy Beshear, call Kentucky’s COVID-19 Reporting Hotline at 1-833-597-2337. For questions about COVID-19, call the State hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19- information or https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Ky. Gov. Beshear orders nonessential retail to close

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday night that new restrictions will take place on Kentucky business starting Monday, just as the state's coronavirus cases surpassed 100. Starting at 8:00 p.m. March 23rd, all nonessential retail will be ordered closed to in-person traffic. These businesses will be allowed to provide delivery and curbside pickup for any online or orders over the phone. The order applies to the following types of stores:

* Clothing, entertainment, sporting goods, department stores

* shoes, jewelry, florists, furniture, bookstores

* Auto dealers (repair and part stores are exempt and will remain open

* Electronic and appliance

* Cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores

* Optical goods, other personal health and personal care stores

* Office supplies, used merchandise stores

* all other miscellaneous store retailers.

It does not include: Grocery stores

* General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

* pet and pet supply stores

* hardware, gas stations

* automotive parts and repair

* auto, truck and van rental

* liquor stores, banks

* veterinary offices, pharmacies, drug stores

* UPS, specialty food stores, meat markets

* fish and seafood markets, and fruit and vegetable markets.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Allen County

Scottsville Mayor David Burch and the Health Department has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case in Allen County. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Judge Harper and Burch were notified by Scott Williams, Director of Allen County Health Department, that Allen County has its first confirmed case of the Coronavirus. The patient is a 23 year-old female. Scott Williams emphasized that if anyone gets a call from the Allen County Health Department to answer the call. They're in the process of notifying the people who have or may have been in contact with the patient.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Verbal Covid-19 case confirmed in Simpson County

According to Simpson County Judge Executive Mason Barnes, there is a verbal confirmation of a COVID-10 case in Simpson County. The test is currently being processed through the Health Department. Barnes said test results form another case were also pending. Saturday, there was a confirmed case of COVID-10 at Toyo in Simpson County. That patient is an employee at Toyo, but is not a resident of Simpson County.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Feeding America Food Truck at Caverna

Feeding America Food Truck will be Monday, March 23rd, for Cave City and Horse Cave families, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Caverna High School.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Nurse shot during struggle at Medical Center

Bowling Green Police say they were called to the Medical Center Wednesday at midnight after a report of shots being fired in the Emergency Room. Police say a nurse was shot. Witnesses told police Jeffrey Fields stripped off his gown and medical equipment and was threatening security. The security guards said they were trying to restrain Fields and pushed him into a wall. As Fields went to the ground, he tried to disarm the security guard and fired the gun while it was in the holster. The bullet hit the other security guard and then struck a nurse in her leg. Police say officers tazed Fields to arrest him. He was charged with Assault, 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Resisting Arrest and Menacing. Fields was admitted to the hospital and then taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed

The Cave City City Hall is now closed to walk in traffic. Anyone requesting information of any kind to contact our office by phone, email or fax to limit face-to-face contact in all practical purposes. You may phone City Hall at 270-773-2188, Cave City Police Department (non emergency) at 270-+773-2441, Mayor Dwayne Hatcher at 270-590-4850 and Office Manager Robert Smith at 270-670-5059.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Hardin Memorial launches medical hotline

Hardin Memorial Health has launched a hotline for people with flu-like/respiratory symptoms. The hotline will be staffed by HMH registered nurses who can answer questions and provide accurate information about the flu and COVID-19 symptoms. HMH Medical Group said in a Wednesday afternoon news release. "Callers are unsure of where or when to seek treatment will be given guidance according to the latest CDC recommendations." Nurses will field questions and direct patients to the appropriate level of care. The hotline number is 270-979-7777 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hotline use should be limited to those with symptoms or those with a loved one experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath. For more information, contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - kycovid19.ky.gov or Public Hotline: 1-800-722-5725.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

State of Emergency for city of Horse Cave

A Declaration of Local State of Emergency for the City of Horse Cave, was issued by Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry. The order is in effect now and pending further Executive Order, directed that:

1. The local Emergency Operations Plan shall be fully executed;

2 The Emergency Management Director shall direct the emergency management operation to provide such assistance as can be delivered from available local resources and shall coordinate all agencies of local government to provide assistance to the City of Horse Cave.

3. All agencies of local government shall cooperate to the fullest extent with the Emergency Management Director and provide such assistance as may be required for response to this emergency.

4. The Mayor of the City of Horse Cave can order immediate purchase or rental of, contract for, or otherwise procure, without regard to procurement codes or budget requirements, the goods and services essential for protection of public health and safety or to maintain or to restore essential public services.

5. The Mayor of the City of Horse Cave can waive procedures and other formalities otherwise required by law, pertaining to the a) performance of public work; b) entering into contracts; c) incurring obligations; d) employment of permanent and temporary workers; e) utilizations of voluntary workers; f) rental equipment; g) appropriation and expenditure of funds.

6. Execute any emergency powers granted under KRS 39A.100 and 39B.070 to provide for adequate and appropriate response for as long as the state of emergency continues. The Declaration was signed March 19th, 2020, by Mayor Randall Curry.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

State of Emergency update for Hart County

Hart County Judge/Executive Joe Choate by Executive order, has declared a state of Emergency due to possible spread of Coronavirus in Hart County. As the proclamation stated:

Whereas, the United States Government and the State of Kentucky have both declared emergencies to address this effort; and

Whereas, local government has the responsibility to protect the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus and efforts to contain it:

The declaration declared, Joe Choate, Hart County Judge/Executive by the authority vested in my office, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists in Hart County, presently on this date and pending further Executive Order, and direct that:

1. The Local Emergency Operations Plan shall be fully executed;

2. The Emergency Management Director shall direct the emergency management operations to provide such assistance as can be delivered from available local resources and shall coordinate all agencies of local government to provide assistance to Hart County.

3. All agencies of local government shall cooperate to the fullest extent with the Emergency Management Director and provide such assistance as may be required for response to this emergency.

4. The Hart County Judge/Executive can waive procedures and other formalities otherwise required by law, pertaining to the a) performance of public work; b) entering into contracts; c) incurring obligations; d) employment of permanent and temporary workers; 3) utilizations of voluntary workers; f) rental equipment; g) appropriation and expenditure of funds.

The declaration was signed by Judge Executive Joe Choate on Thursday.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Second case of Coronavirus diagnosed in BG

The Barren River District Health Department is investigating its 2nd case of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) in a Warren County resident. The patient is an 80-year-old female. Health officials are working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may have been exposed to the infected person. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

State of Emergency declared by Cave City Mayor

Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher has declared a State of Emergency. The city is promoting the health and well-being of the general public to reduce the community spread of disease and as a follow-up to prior protocols ordering government agencies to reduce staffing and Gov. Beshear's Executive Order 2020-215, declaring a State of Emergency in response to 2019 novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), and pursuant to KRS Chapter 39A, and to ensure that persons and groups disperse from the scene of the emergency and to promote and secure the safety and protection of the civilian population, please be advised of the following:

In order to carry out this directive, all City Employees and agency heads shall adhere to the following protocol:

* To the extent possible, all in-person city government services shall be provided by the following methods: mail, fax, email, videoconferencing, any internet-based methods, or telephone;

* Employees are prohibited from providing nonessential in-person city government services outside of government buildings or sites;

* In the limited circumstances where government in-person services are still provided, all city government employees should engage in social distancing as defined by the CDC. For more information, visit Kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Warren County resident tests positive

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital confirms, their patient, a 73 year-old man, is the first Warren County person to test positive for COVID-19. In a press release from TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, it was confirmed that one of the patients has tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital released this statement, "TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital has protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases and we have been working diligently to ensure we are prepared for potential issues related to COVID-19. We are following infection prevention protocols for COVID-19 patients, including isolation, to help ensure the safety of our colleagues, patients and visitors, and we continue to work closely with the CDC and health department.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Shots fired at BG Medical Center

Reports of shots fired at the Bowling Green Medical Center at midnight Wednesday. According to a witness who said, an irate patient was wrestling with a security officer and eventually got the security officer's gun. The witness also says a Medical Center employee was shot in the leg. They are expected to be okay and in stable condition. The patient was detained by BGPD.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Funeral home implements restrictions

A. F. Crow Funeral Home in Glasgow has implemented restrictions per a directive from state government officials.

Gov. Andy Beshear directed restaurants and similar facilities to limit their face-to-face interactions with the public. That directive also urged funeral homes to limit funeral practices to immediate family and those closest to the deceased. The funeral home, with permission from families, will try to facilitate visitations and memorial services.  Those who aren’t immediate family members can view those services via Facebook Live.  Even though there are limitations, families can continue using the funeral home's services. Current visitations and funerals already planned are to run as normal. The funeral home is working with families to limit crowd sizes.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Residential fire in Glasgow Monday

Firefighters from Glasgow responded to 121 Lexington Drive after a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, smoke was evident throughout the structure. The resident said they had placed a pot of cooking oil on the stove before it ignited into a fire.  The home sustained fire and extensive smoke damage. Fire Department units were on the scene for about 1 1/2 hours.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

MAYOR JOHNSON DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

City of Munfordville Mayor, John Johnson declares a state of emergency by executive order for the City in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.  With this declaration the City can coordinate emergency efforts with national, state, county and other local agencies for maximum effective response to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens.  This executive order allows Mayor Johnson the flexibility to respond to the crisis more quickly and effectively by exercising emergency powers subject to the orders of the Governor, pursuant to KRS 39A.100(2). If you are in need of assistance call Munfordville City Hall at 270-524-5701 or Community Action at 270-524-0224.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education working session will be held Thursday, March 19th, at 5:00 p.m. at Legrande Elementary School. The board will meet along with the Hart County School District Finance Corporation, Thursday, March 19th, at 6:00 p.m. at Legrande Elementary with several items listed on the agenda.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police responded to a verbal domestic on Sunday at the 3906 Mammoth Cave Road, Room #7. Upon arrival, Officer Childress made contact with a male subject and a female subject, identified as Wendi Boyd. The two admitted to being in a verbal argument. After a search of the room, Boyd was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance not in the original container, 1st offense. Boyd was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Theaters, gyms, salons ordered to close

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is ordering the closure of theaters, gyms, hair salons and other businesses where people gather. It's Kentucky's latest step in the effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Beshear's order takes effect by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. It also exempts a cross-section of businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, health care facilities, gas stations, hardware stores and hotels. The governor also hinted that schools could be closed for longer than two weeks. He said residents ought to be prepared to go longer than that.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Barren County declares State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in several cities in Barren County. Barren County Judge/Executive Michael Hale declared a state of emergency Tuesday, alongside Glasgow Mayor Harold Armstrong, Park City Mayor Larry Poteet and Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher. The declaration offers each governmental body the availability to apply for and receive related emergency expenses, if and when federal and state emergency resources are made available.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Two arrested in shooting incident

Authorities have arrested two individuals after observing video surveillance at a Cave City hotel. Officer Brandon Fletcher and Officer Childress of the Cave City Police Department, responded to the Budget Inn after a report of a shot being fired. After viewing video surveillance footage which showed a male retrieving a handgun from his jacket pocket and hand it to the female, who then fired one round, officer were able to identify the suspects. The shooting took place across North Dixie Highway toward Eastland County in the direction of a residential area. The female was identified as Stephanie Wilson and the male was identified as Patrick Valentour. Wilson was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, and Valentour was charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Complicity). Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Hart County Government Offices Begin Restricting Public Access

 

-        After 5pm on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, all county government offices will be closed to public access.  Attendants will be in these offices during business hours to take calls. Communication will also available via email, fax and websites.

-        The Hart County Library is closed until schools reopen.

-        No court will take place at the Hart County Judicial Center for the next 60 days.

-        No driver testing will take place until further notice.

-        Child care centers will close Friday until further notice.

-        Garbage pickup will continue.

-        Restaurants are restricted to carry-out, delivery and drive-thru service.

-        Community Action is available at 270.524.0244 for assisting elderly citizens and/or those who are at risk with underlying health conditions who may need grocery and/or medication pickup.

 

The complete document is provided below:

 

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Hart County School meal sites

During the period of time that Hart County Schools are closed, student meals will be available for pick-up at the following sites, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Drive thru locations:

Bonnieville School - Parent Pick-up

Cub Run School - Front Door

LeGrande School - Front Door

Memorial School - Parent Pick-up

Munfordville School - Gym Entrance

Meals for all students (including HS) will be available at the five elementary schools. If you have questions, please call Central Office at 270-524-2631 or call your child's school.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Community Action services offered

If you know someone that is elderly and/or at risk with underlying health conditions that may need assistance with picking up groceries and/or medications, please have them contact Community Action at 270-524-0224. Community Action will connect them with a volunteer that can assist.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Special program with local authorities

With the Coronavirus outbreak, Studio 101/WLOC will host a special program with Hart County officials Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 a.m. The Judge Executive, Sheriff, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, County Attorney, Hart County Emergency Management, PVA, and Jailer will be at the radio station to update citizens on services and any changes in the operation of their offices. Listeners may call with any questions, at 270-786-4400.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Hospital issues no visitation policy

According to the press release, patient and employee safety is the top priority at all facilities of T. J. Regional Health. Plans and protocols are in place that are consistent with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and they are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of patients and employees. Although there are currently no know cases of COVID-19 in the service area, the entrance to T. J. Samson Community Hospital and T. J. Health Columbia, will be restricted with no visitors allowed. Exceptions will be made for those who are essential to patent needs, such as parents of pediatric patients, one support person assisting in labor and delivery or outpatient services or those who are visiting patients receiving end-of-life care.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Hart County Sheriff's Office service update

Transitioning through the state of emergency, Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson, all members of the Hart County Sheriff's Office, wish to assure the citizens they are open for business. The duties, obligations and responsibilities to protect and serve the community have not changed. They remain mindful of the needs of the community and the potential increase in need of support and services. All citizens of Hart County will continue to be mindful of what makes Hart County great, the support and respect of our neighbors.  The office will continue its normal hours of operations. Accident reports and vehicle inspections will continue and be available. Should you need a CCDW renewal, call the office. The Hart County Sheriff's Office will come to you and provide these services, at no additional charge. Tax collection will continue, as mandated. The Hart County Sheriff's Office will maintain law enforcement and public service to Hart County. The Hart County Sheriff's Office, including K-9 Rina, are on duty to maintain the safety and security of Hart County.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Mayor's office closed, services continue

Mayor John Johnson and the City of Munfordville is committed to the health and safety of the Citizens of Munfordville. In response to the Coronavirus and spread of (COVID-19), the office will be closed; however, payments can be placed in the night drop box, payments may be called in with debit or credit cards as well. If you have online banking, you may also make payments in this manner. Office staff will still be in office to help you during this time to answer phones to help serve your needs. Please call 270-524-5701 if you have any questions. The police department will be making welfare checks on Senior Citizens who may be in need during this time. The office is closed.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

From the Abundance of the Hart

From the Abundance of the Hart will be distributing food to those who live in Hart County and qualify for the program. Food will be distributed at Munfordville Baptist Church gym parking lot on Friday, March 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m. It is requested that ONLY VOLUNTEER WORKERS who off load and bag food, enter the gym. Volunteers will arrive as usual at 9:00 a.m. Those receiving the food that are not volunteers are asked to remain in their vehicle and not enter the building as you will not have to sign for the food. The intention is to have a drive through line where they can load your food without you having to get our of your vehicle. Workers will be on site to give you further information. Continue to listen to Studio 101 - WLOC radio for updates.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Caverna implements NTI and meals

Due to the Governor’s recommendation to close schools, Caverna Independent Schools plan to implement non-traditional instruction starting Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th, instruction will be delivered for all students during the day while at home. The school system is making plans to provide daily meals while school is dismissed. Parents can come to the elementary pickup loop during 8:00-9:00 for breakfast and 10:30-12:00 for lunch. Please go to the Caverna Independent School's webpage and fill out the google form if you are planning to take part in the meal distribution.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Glasgow cautions email scam

Glasgow Police Department is cautioning local residents to beware of the latest scam.  Police say an email is being sent from teambilling997@gmail.com stating an item has been shipped to your residence in another state with the note stating:  “IF YOU DID NOT PLACE THIS ORDER, PLEASE REPORT TO FRAUD PROTECTION TEAM AT 1-888-303-2646”. A victim of the scam had not ordered the item and did not live at the residence the item was being shipped to. After calling the number provided, the victim was told to visit www.helpme.net in order to be provided a refund. From there, access was gained to the victim's computer and they were instructed to open their bank account to have the refund deposited to their account. The victim was then informed to purchase prepaid debit cards, approximately $3,500, and provide the card information. Residents are urged to never give personal information to anyone you do not know. Any suspicious activity should be passed along to local authorities.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Lane closures on Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway

A project to rehabilitate bridge decks along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway will result in long-term lane closures in Barren and Metcalfe Counties. The lane closures also create a width restriction of 9 feet on two bridges beginning March 16. The bridge at mile marker 11.4 over U.S. 31-E in Barren County and the bridge at mile marker 24.1 over KY 640 in Metcalfe County will have the lane closures with width restrictions until approximately April 20.  The project will rehabilitate a total of six bridge decks along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Barren and Metcalfe Counties. The contracted was awarded to M&M Services Co. for $1,183,901.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Governor recommending school closings

Recommendations from the governor have led to several schools taking an early and extended Spring Break.  

 

Hart County Schools will be closed for four weeks beginning Monday, March 16th, and is scheduled to return to class Monday, April 13th.

 

Caverna Independent Schools will be closed for two weeks through March 27th.

 

Barren County Schools announced they will be closing due to Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation during his COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon.  Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews said the closure will be from March 16 - 27.


Starting Monday, March 16th, Metcalfe County Schools will be closed for a total of four weeks. Three weeks will be NTID and the fourth week will be Spring Break. Right now, classes will resume after Spring Break, which would be April 13th.

 

Glasgow Independent Schools cancelled face-to-face classes Thursday afternoon and announced students would complete non-traditional instruction assignments starting Monday.  While 83 districts across the state have prior approval for NTI,  the KDE is permitting school systems without NTI days to obtain them for emergency usage. Students are tentatively set to return to class April 13th. 

Glasgow Independent Schools devised a method of serving food to students through the closure with grab-and-go style breakfasts and lunches being served at each cafeteria.

 

Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent and LaRue County school systems will be out of school until April 6th.

 

Edmonson County Schools have announced they will be closing beginning Monday, March 16 until April 10, according to a letter issued from Superintendent Patrick Waddell.

 

Warren County Public Schools and Bowling Green Independent School District will be closing for four weeks due to Covid-19 concerns. The closure will start Monday and last through April 10.


Bowling Green's minor league team, the Hot Rods, will not be playing in the scheduled opening day.  In a statement, Minor League Baseball said that after consultation with medical professionals and Major League Baseball, MiLB has decided to delay the start of the 2020 baseball season.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Sheriff's Deputy injured in crash

A Warren County Sheriff’s deputy has been injured in a Wednesday evening collision.  Kentucky State Police say Phillip Gains had responded to a call in the area of Upper Stone Avenue.  Also traveling Upper Stone Avenue was 34 year-old Derek Cordell, of Bowling Green.  Cordell's pickup crossed the center line of the roadway and struck the police vehicle on its front driver's side.  Gaines was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of

injuries sustained in the collision. Kentucky State Police have reported he is in stable condition. Cordell was taken to the Medical Center at Bowling Green and was treated before he was released. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (first offense, aggravated circumstance), first degree assault (police officer), first degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and first degree criminal mischief.  Cordell was lodged in the Warren County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Wanted man sought by police

The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they say is considered armed and dangerous. Simpson County Sheriffs Office said 34 year-old Billy Darrell Johnson is wanted for first-degree burglary. He has active warrants out of Simpson and Hart Counties. Johnson is described as 5'8", around 200 pounds with tattoos on both arms and hands. He has a "Sway" tattoo on his right cheek and "Swayze" on his upper right arm. Anyone who comes in contact with Johnson, should immediately call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament

In the Kentucky Girls' Sweet 16 1st round Wednesday, Bullitt East defeated Elizabethtown 66 to 55 and Ryle defeated Letcher County Central 59 to 36. Wednesday night, Casey County won over Pikeville 49 to 46 and Anderson County defeated Franklin County 40 to 37. The Girls' Sweet 16 continues through Sunday. The Boys Sweet 16 will begin Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Studio 101 WLOC will have coverage of both tournaments.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Warren County Sheriff's Deputy injured in crash

A Warren County Sheriff's Deputy has been flown to a hospital after a Wednesday night crash. The deputy's patrol unit and a red pickup were involved in the crash on Upper Stone Avenue, just outside of Bowling Green. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Boys 5th Region Tournament

In boys 5th Region Championship game from Tuesday night, Elizabethtown defeated Bardstown 74 to 72. Elizabethtown will represent the boys 5th Region next week in the Sweet 16.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, March 12th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approval of Hart County Clerk's 2019 budget settlement, approve Kerry McDaniel as applicant agent for Outdoor Siren Grant and resolution to approve Jude/Executive to apply and sign all necessary agreements with the Homeland 2020 Security Grant.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Hospital official clears up misinformation

An official with T. J. Samson Community Hospital has cleared up misinformation involving the hospital.  Stacey Biggs, executive vice president for marketing, planning and development for the hospital’s parent company T.J. Regional Health clarified that the hospital did not lock down its facility and did not close the hospital to the public.  Biggs said the visitation at the hospital is only restricted in the Skilled Nursing Unit department and all other areas of the hospital are following the normal visitor policy. The new rule is in response to an executive order issued by Gov. Andy Beshear and a recommendation from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a precautionary measure to protect those most vulnerable.  All other functions in the hospital are proceeding as normal.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies in crash

A Bowling Green man is dead after a Friday morning crash. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to a call of an injury collision in the 4900 block of Louisville Road early Friday morning. Officers determined 27-year-old Tyler Scott Bealmear was traveling southbound when he left the roadway. He traveled into the median and struck a median cross-over, causing the truck to go airborne.  Belmear’s vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the left lane of the northbound side of the roadway. His vehicle was then struck by a pickup truck. Police said a 64-year-old man was driving that truck.  Belmear died a short time later at an area hospital. The other driver sustained minor injuries.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Farmers RECC Announces Washington Youth Tour Recipients

Farmers RECC has announced the winners of the 2020 Frankfort and Washington Youth Tour.

This is the 56th annual “Government in Action” Youth Tour. Winners will travel to Frankfort, Kentucky to visit the state capitol in March and will travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual “Government in Action,” Youth Tour in June.

The recipients are: Mattie Coomer of Cave City, daughter of Jason and Sarah Coomer; Briley Burks of Glasgow, daughter of Brian and Oleva Burks; Ethan Chenoweth of Cub Run, son of Burke and Traci Chenoweth; and Claire Wilson of Edmonton, daughter of Amy and Jason Neighbors and Chris and Misty Wilson.

Kentucky is one of the 45 states to send a youth delegation to the annual electric cooperative youth tour. Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have collectively organized trips for more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors to visit U.S. congressional members, energy and grassroots government education sessions and go sightseeing in Washington, D.C.  

 Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by the members they serve.   Farmers provides electric service to over 25,000 services, in eight Kentucky counties. Today more than 900 electric cooperatives provide reliable and technologically advanced service to 40 million Americans while maintaining a member-focused approach to business.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Morning crash east of Horse Cave

One person was stat-flighted after a two-car accident in Hart County. Authorities were on the scene Monday morning of a traffic accident in Hart County. The accident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Kentucky Highway 218 and U.S. 31E, just east of Horse Cave. A car purportedly turned on its top and a power line was downed. One victim was stat flighted from the accident. According to Chris Jessie with the Ky Dept. of Transportation, the crash Monday at the intersection of 31-E and Ky 218 damaged oversized stop signs on the KY 218 approach and the flashing signal which is typically visible on all approaches. The Stop signs have been reinstalled but it will take additional time to reinstall the flashing signal.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Leitchfield man arrested on multiple charges

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Sgt. Zane Greer was able to eventually stop 35 year-old Clint K. Clauss, of Leitchfield, on Harris Road, where he was found to be driving on a suspended license, as well as having not tags or insurance. Deputies say Clauss failed the field sobriety tests and admitted to smoking meth earlier in the day. He was charged with numerous traffic violations and fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clauss was taken and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Girls & Boys Sweet 16 broadcast

Studio 101 - WLOC will have the live broadcasts of both the girls and boys Sweet Sixteen. The girls will begin Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Elizabethtown, winner of the 5th Region tournament, will be taking on Bullitt East in the first game at 11:00 a.m. The Boys Sweet 16 will begin Wednesday, March 18th, and will also be broadcast on Studio 101.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for drugs

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police responded to a call along Adams Place Sunday.  45 year-old Timothy A. Driver was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled

substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence.  Driver was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and has since been released.  

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

A traffic stop along Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway Saturday resulted in two drug arrests. Police conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle and discovered via an open air sniff that the passenger side of the car had drugs. Officers conducted a search of the car and located four large vacuum sealed bags of marijuana. The total weight was 4 lbs and 6.8 ounces, police said. A significant amount of cash money was also found. 59 year-old Mickey K. Poole, of Bethpage, of Tenn., was arrested and charged with speeding 15 mph or more over the limit and trafficking in marijuana, 1st offense. 54 year-old William K. Poole, of Westmoreland, Tenn., was also arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, 1st offense. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

New prosecutor in homicide case

A new prosecutor has been named in the Chris Holder homicide case. Hart County Circuit Court Judge Jack Seay disqualified the Commonwealth Attorney's Office for the 10th Judicial Circuit, which includes Hart County. The case will now be prosecuted by the Special Prosecution's Division within the Kentucky Attorney General's Office; specifically, Hon. Tim Cocanougher and Hon. Rewa Zakharia, said Bowling Green Attorney Kate Payton. Payton is with the law firm of Broderick and Davenport which had been representing Albert Stephens, of Glasgow. Albert Stephens is accused in the March 2017 death of 57 year-old Chris Holder, a former Cave City businessman and mayor. Holder was allegedly shot in November 2016 by Stephens at Gary and Ann Logsdon's residence near Hardyville in Hart County. The Logsdons are the parents of Tammy J. Atwell Holder, who is Chris Holder's widow. Holder succumbed to his injuries while a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on March 23rd, 2017. The defense has argued that the commonwealth failed to preserve the grand jury testimony of Stephens in May 2017 due to an equipment malfunction. A computer used to record the last part of the grand jury presentation failed due to the memory on the recording device being full. The commonwealth submitted notes regarding the unrecorded testimony prepared by the commonwealth's legal assistant. In January, Seay issued a ruling allowing evidence regarding the grand jury testimony that was not recorded be excluded from trial. A new trial date for the case has also been set. The trial is scheduled to begin December 8th.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Louisville man apprehended after pursuit

Kentucky State Police say a Louisville man was apprehended in E-town after leading a multi-county pursuit Thursday. A trooper observed a maroon Dodge Ram traveling at a high rate of speed along Interstate 65 near mile marker 53, a news release says. Police later determined 48 year-old Justin J. Halcomb was driving the car. Trooper Bo Hubbard initiated his emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, but Halcomb began to flee. The vehicle fled through Hart, Larue and Hardin Counties. Troopers stopped the car near mile marker 93. Halcomb was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held Monday, March 9th, at 121 Woodlawn Avenue, Horse Cave, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Girls 5th Region Championship

On Friday night in the first game of the semi-finals at Thomas Nelson, Bethlehem defeated Green County 72 to 38, while Elizabethtown downed Bardstown 66 to 46. Elizabethtown defeated Bethlehem Saturday in the Championship game with a final score of 57 to 47.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Boys 5th Region Tournament

In the boys 5th Region tournament semifinals on Sunday, Elizabethtown defeated Larue County 78 to 48 in the 1st game at Taylor County, while Bardstown defeated John Hardin 71 to 63. The championship game will be played Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. with Elizabethtown taking on Bardstown.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Boys 5th Regional Tournament

In the boys 5th Region at Taylor County from Thursday night:

Bardstown defeated Hart County 85 to 59. Hart County's Brayden Bell scored 24 points. Bell also #15 on the All-time Hart County Scoring list with 1,000 points and was voted for All Tournament Team.

The boys semi-finals will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. as Larue County takes on Elizabethtown, followed by Bardstown going up against John Hardin at 5:30 p.m. The Championship game will be played Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Caverna High School SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, March 9th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Hart County Schools Kindergarten registration

Hart County Schools will hold Kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 12th, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) Physical examination record;

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate, including Hepatitis B vaccine and two doses of Hepatitis A. A Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is required if the child has not had the chickenpox disease;

c) child's social security card;

d) birth certificate;

e) eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist must be completed before January 1st, 2021;

f) dental screening or dental exam must be completed before January 1st, 2021.

The child is not required to attend the registration. For additional information regarding registration, contact the principal/guidance counselor at the school where your child will attend or Daniel Hawkins, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Scam warning for Amazon account holders

The Glasgow Police Department is warning the public of the latest scam targeting the area. Glasgow Police says someone will call and inform you that your Amazon account has been compromised and that they need your credit card information. They will then request you wire them money to resolve the issue. Police say scammers will also advise you to go to Walmart or Walgreens to buy gift  cards and provide them with information.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Daylight Savings Time Sunday at 2:00 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time will begin Sunday at 2:00 a.m. Most people will move their clocks forward an hour before retiring to bed Saturday night. This is also a good time to check and replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Jail escapee back in custody

A Hart County Jail escapee has been taken into custody. Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green have been searching for 37 year-old Jerry Britt since Wednesday afternoon when he escaped during work detail.  According to Hart County jail staff, Britt gained access to a 2007 gold Lincoln Navigator without consent, and left the property located on Bluegrass Ave. The stolen vehicle was located in the Shanty Hollow area of Warren County.  Britt, who is from Scottsville, was taken into custody Thursday by Kentucky State Police and transported to the Hart County Jail. He has been charged with escape 2nd degree and theft by unlawful taking (auto) $10,000 or more.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Green River Ferry at MCNP closed

The Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park remains closed to traffic due to the installation of a retrofitted ferry boat and the reconstruction of ramps leading to the river’s edge. The project calls for dropping the ramps by 2 feet and extending them out into the water by 30 feet on both sides of the river. The ferry boat that is being retrofitted was once in use at the Houchin’s Ferry crossing of the Green River. It will replace the ferry boat that had been in operation prior to the start of the project. Recent rains have also been an issue in causing the delay of the completion of the project.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Man found not guilty of murder

A man charged in the death of an Allen County man, has been found not guilty. In January of 2017, 38 year-old Wendell Jackson was found shot to death in his garage in Allen County. Police ruled it as a murder and in April 2019, they arrested Jackie Mutter. In Allen County Circuit Court Thursday, Jackie Mutter took the stand at his trial claiming he shot Wendell Jackson in self-defense. The jury reached a verdict of not guilty in Mutter's case.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Here are reminders for voters from the Hart County Clerk’s Office:

 

·       April 6th      First day to request absentee ballots.

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        April 20th   Deadline to register for the first time for the May primary.

 

·       April 22nd   Election School Training at 4:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

 

·       April 29th   Certify Voting Machines at 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the old courthouse.

 

·       May 4th      1st day to vote in office. Anyone who will be out of county on Election Day, may vote early.  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

 

·       May 12th    Last day to apply for Absentee Ballots.

 

 

On the May ballot will be the race for:

 

President of the United States

United States Senator

& United States Representative in Congress – 2nd Congressional District.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

5th Region Tournament underway

In Tuesday night's 5th Region high school basketball action, Elizabethtown Girls defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 79 to 28. Hart County's Kylie Adcock scored 10 points. 5th Region All Tournament Team - Kylie Adcock.

Girls' action continues Friday night with the semi-finals as Bethlehem takes on Green County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Elizabethtown going up against Bardstown at 6:45 p.m. at Thomas Nelson.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Two arrested after traffic stop in Glasgow

Two people have been arrested during a traffic stop Sunday. Glasgow Police say an officer conducted a traffic stop along Happy Valley Road. After field sobriety tests, Richard Wilson was determined to be under the influence. Officers located methamphetamine inside the car and inside a purse, belonging to Ellen A. Hodges, also of Park City.  Wilson and Hodges were both arrested and each charged with one count of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Wilson also faces additional charges, including failure to produce an insurance card, no registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense). Both were transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Fountain Run man arrested after fleeing

A Fountain Run man has been arrested after fleeing police. Trooper Allen Shirley was patrolling on Main Street in Fountain Run Friday, when he attempted to stop a car for speeding. The driver of the car, 26 year-old Aaron Coles, fled, crossing into the path of oncoming traffic, and over into Allen County. Coles continued driving the car through a closed gate and into an open field. He then traveled down an embankment and attempted to hide under a log.  Coles was arrested and charged with speeding 26 MPH over the speed limit, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, reckless driving, wanton endangerment 1st degree (police officer), fleeing or evading 1st degree (motor vehicle) and resisting arrest.  Coles was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

EPD investigating theft of two RVs

The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a late Saturday night theft of two campers from Skaggs RV Outlet on Commerce Drive. Surveillance video captured a light-colored one ton Ford truck and a light-colored one ton Dodge truck hitching up to the two 2020 Keystone Hideout campers about 11:00 p.m. Saturday and leaving the dealership. The combined value of the campers is about $69,000. The video was unable to pick up license plates of the trucks. The police department was contacted Sunday about the theft. The vehicle data has been entered on the National Crime Information Center.  At this time, there are no suspects in the case.

When arrested, the individuals will be charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000 and less than $1 million, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.  Anyone with any information on the thefts is encouraged to contact EPD and 270-765-4125 or CrimeStoppers at 800-597-8123 where callers can leave an anonymous tip.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

E-town man arrested on felony charges

A 21 year-old Elizabethtown man is facing five felony charges following a fire Sunday at an apartment complex on Lexington Avenue in Elizabethtown. James Davis is charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree criminal mischief. According to an arrest citation, when Elizabethtown police arrived at the fire location they found Davis outside of the apartments under the influence of intoxicants. He told police in a recorded interview he had smoked spice earlier in the day and then cooked food in the oven before going to a bedroom and falling asleep. He said "there was a good chance" he left the stove on. His fiance later woke him up after she saw a fire and they left the apartment. Davis is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear March 13th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Regional high school basketball tournament

In Monday night's opening games at Thomas Nelson in the girls:

Bethlehem defeated Central Hardin 63 to 47 and Green County defeated Taylor County 53 to 52.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Edmonton woman injured in crash

An Edmonton woman was injured after her car overturned in Metcalfe County. 18 year-old Anna G. Massingale was traveling U.S. 68, about one mile west of Edmonton Sunday night around 7:20 p.m., when her vehicle drifted off the eastbound shoulder and traveled down an earth embankment and then overturned. Massingale was transported by ambulance via Barren-Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where she was treated and released. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Time to Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time officially begins Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m.  Clocks will need to be moved up an hour and it's also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow woman has been arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday on McKenna Street. Consent was denied by the driver to search the vehicle. K-9 Joe was deployed. During the search, officers found methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Tiffany D. Gheen, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Middle Tennessee tornado fatalities

Middle Tennessee was hit by tornado overnight Monday into Tuesday morning after severe storms moved through the area.  The tornado passed through downtown Nashville around 1 a.m. The path of the storm traveled almost exactly to a 1998 tornado that hit East Nashville. Some of the hardest-hit areas in the storm include Centennial Blvd and Briley Parkway in West Nashville, where there were reports of heavy damage to planes at John C. Tune Airport. Several hangars have been destroyed and power lines are down.  Overturned tractor-trailers littered the interstates on Interstate 24 near Antioch and Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet. Lanes of Interstate 40 are shut

down from Mt. Juliet to Lebanon. Longtime businesses such as Basement East in East Nashville and Jack Brown’s in Germantown were flattened. Five Points neighborhood in East Nashville is reportedly half-destroyed.

Metro Police confirms two people have so far been killed in the storms. Two fatalities have been reported to the MNPD, the victims are from East Nashville.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Louisville man arrested in Cave City

A Louisville man has been arrested for trying to pass a forged check locally.  Cave City Police arrested 33 year-old Clifton O'Neal Wednesday after he attempted to pass a forged check at a Cave City business. Police determined that Lewis had stolen a customer's bank account information and printed checks with his personal information, adding bank customers numbers to the checks.  Lewis was charged with five counts of identity

theft and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Woman arrested in Cave City on drug charges

Officer Childress with the Cave City Police Department was patrolling Thursday in the parking lot of Mammoth Cave Liquors when a store employee advised that a gray car had been sitting for a while in the parking lot. The vehicle was running with a woman sitting in the driver seat. An odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jenna Szabo, who showed signs of being under the influence. After a Standard Field Sobriety Test was given, Szabo was placed under arrest and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence- 1st offense. A search of the vehicle led to additional charges, including: Possession Control Substance 3rd degree, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.  She was transported to Caverna Hospital and then lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Barren County woman killed in crash

A Barren County woman died in a multi-car accident Friday afternoon. Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green received a call in reference to a possible fatal collision in the Austin community of Barren County. Trooper Michael Waggener along with other KSP personnel responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation reveals that 57 year=old Tammy Gosnell, of Austin, was driving north on Austin Tracy Road. 18 year-old Zayne Barnhardt, of Fountain Run, was also driving north bound on Austin Tracy Road in front of Gosnell's vehicle. Gosnell's vehicle hit the rear of Barnhardt's vehicle causing Barnhardt to enter in to the southbound lane. Gosnell passed Barnhardt, hitting the passenger side of his vehicle. Gosnell continued northbound traveling approximately one mile before crossing the center dividing line and striking a gooseneck trailer. The trailer was connected to a 1995 Dodge pickup being driven by 62 year-old David Stinson, of Scottsville, which was traveling southbound on Austin Tracy Road. Tammy Gosnell was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident by the Barren County Coroner. 37 year-old Cassandra Barnhardt, of Fountain Run, a passenger was transported to T. J. Samson ER where she was treated and released. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, March 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business includes: Pass resolution - Homeland Security Body Armour Grant, Lift Station on Woods Road finished and paid. Total project $48,584. Dajana Crocket with BRADD will be working on budget on March 18th, at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Regional high school basketball tournament

Regional high school basketball tournament begins Monday night at 5:00 p.m. at Thomas Nelson.

In game 1 for the girls: Bethlehem will play Central Hardin followed with Green County taking on Taylor County at 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday night in the girls: Elizabethtown plays Hart County Lady Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the Lady Raiders game starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. In the second game Tuesday night, Marion County will play Bardstown at 6:45 p.m. The Girls Regional Semi-final games will be played Friday night with the Championship game Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

 

Boys Regional tournament begins Wednesday night at Taylor County.  In the first game: Larue County plays Nelson County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Marion County boys taking on Elizabethtown at 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, Bardstown will take on Hart County Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have complete coverage of the Hart County Boys game beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. In the 2nd game, John Hardin will play Campbellsville at 7:00 p.m. The Boys Regional semi-finals will be played Monday, May 9th beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the championship game Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Lisa Sanders Monday on Studio 101

Join Studio 101 WLOC for a special guest Monday morning at 7:20 a.m. Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders will be speaking about the upcoming visit with Ag Commissioner

Dr. Ryan Quarles concerning the Ag Tag Campaign.

Kentucky motorists who buy or renew farm vehicle license plates, or “ag tags,” may make a voluntary donation of up to $10 to the Ag Tag Fund. Donations to the Ag Tag Fund are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for youth development and promotional programs. Half of the 4-H and FFA funds go back to the county where the tag is purchased to support local programming, awards, and scholarships.

 

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

T. Marzetti expanding in Horse Cave

T. Marzetti Co., which manufactures salad dressings, sauces and other food products for the retail and foodservice markets, plans to expand its Hart County plant with a $92.8 million investment, creating up to 140 full-time jobs, according to a press release from the governor's office. Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials and company executives on Friday in Horse Cave to celebrate the company's substantial job creation. The 184,500-square-foot expansion will allow for additional manufacturing space at the operation as well as the purchase of new equipment for increased dressing and sauce production. The investment will also support eight new processing kitchens and several packaging lines to help meet growing customer demand, with three kitchens and two packaging lines operation within the first year. Company leaders anticipate the project will be completed by summer 2021.

The T. Marzetti operation in Hart County currently employs more than 500 people and opened in 2006. By meetin its annual targets, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments. This month's KEDFA me3eting produced six projects in five counties - Barren, Hancock, Hart, Kenton and Warren. Those projects total more than $274 million in planned investment and 545 full-time Kentucky jobs.

 

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Attorney pleads guilty to laundering

Bowling Green real estate attorney H. Harris Pepper, Jr. has entered a guilty plea to money laundering. Pepper was initially charged with the single count in a felony information on February 14th, 2020. According to a plea agreement, from 2008 through 2016, Pepper conspired with Douglas Booth to conceal proceeds of Booth's illegal sports-gambling operation in Bowling Green. Pepper conspired with Booth to launder proceeds of the illegal gambling operation into real estate investments. During the course of the conspiracy, Booth purchased a percentage ownership of Hard Six, LLC, by providing $125,000 in cash to Pepper. Hard Six owned real estate and buildings that it leased to Dollar General Store, Inc. Both Pepper and Booth knew the investment from Booth were proceeds from unlawful activity. In 2010, Booth attempted to purchase a percentage ownership of an apartment complex on Louisville Road in Bowling Green, by providing $90,000 in cash to Pepper. From 2009 through 2016, Booth purchased and maintained a percentage ownership of HAAM Investments, LLC, by providing approximately $25,000 in cash to Pepper. From in or about 2010 through 2016, Booth purchased and maintained an ownership interest in MYP Properties by providing approximately $200,000 in cash and relief from gambling debt to Pepper. According to the plea agreement, the United States seek a sentence of imprisonment which should not exceed 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment. The defendant is free to argue for any sentence, including probation. Sentencing is scheduled for June 11th, at 10:00 a.m. in Louisville. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bryan Calhoun. The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Glasgow man faces rape charge

A Glasgow man is facing charges of rape.  Authorities in Warren County say a woman told officers that she was intoxicated and blacked out on February 18th at a location on Paddle Wheel Street in Bowling Green.  The woman claims 40 year-old Christopher Carter engaged in intercourse with her while she was blacked out. Carter admitted to the crime Tuesday after telling officers that he did engage in intercourse with the woman without her consent. Carter has been charged with first-degree rape and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $25,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

18th District Basketball Tournament

The girls went into overtime Wednesday night at Green County in the 18th District Basketball tournament as Hart County defeated Caverna 61 to 58. Hart County's Kylie Adcock scored 24 points and Haley Sturgeon had 21 points. Caverna's Makeya Faulkner scored 19 points and Stacia Burnett had 13 points. All Tournament Team - Caverna, Makeya Faulkner. All District - Caverna, Kaliana Richardson and Stacia Burnett.

In boys action, Hart County defeated Green County 64 to 56. Hart County's Jordan burden scored 27 points and had 5 rebounds.

 

18th District Championship games at Green County will take place Friday night.

Hart County Lady Raiders will play Green County at 5:30 p.m. followed with Hart County Boys taking on Larue County around 7:00 p.m.  Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Investigation continues of remains found

Kentucky State Police are continuing their investigation into skeletal remains found in Hart County. The remains were discovered Sunday in Munfordville. Police responded to a field near the 1100 block of North Nelson Road. There remains are unidentifiable at this time.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Hardyville man arrested on drug charges

A Hardyville man has been arrested on drug charges. After an investigation Wednesday initiated by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, K9 Deputy Caleb Butler conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of US Hwy 31-E and Hwy 88 in Hardyville. K9 Rina alerted to the presence of narcotics. 48 year-old Wayne Corbin, of Hardyville, consented to a search of his residence where approximately 4.8 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine and evidence of narcotic trafficking was located. Corbin was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree - drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, acquire prop from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and several other traffic related offenses. Corbin was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Ag Commissioner to visit clerk's office

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles will visit the Hart County Clerk’s office on Monday, March 2nd, at 3:45 p.m. as part of his 2020 Ag Tag Campaign. Kentucky motorists who buy or renew farm vehicle license plates, or “ag tags,” may make a voluntary donation of up to $10 to the Ag Tag Fund. Donations to the Ag Tag Fund are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for youth development and promotional programs. Half of the 4-H and FFA funds go back to the county where the tag is purchased to support local programming, awards, and scholarships.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Smiths Grove Police investigating thefts

The Smiths Grove Police Department is investigating multiple thefts as well as property destruction that have occurred over the past six months. Chief Jason Franks said Broadway Street has been hit multiple times. Tools, a generator and weed trimmers are some of the items taken from nearby garages and yards. Police are also investigating damage to a fence around a field that occurred near Broadway Street. If anyone has any information, contact the Smiths Grove Police Department.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Drug arrest in Bowling Green

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on illegal drug trafficking charges. The Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force with assistance from Kentucky State Police, arrested 43 year-old Tracie Reeder, of 1422 Three Springs Road, on charges of 3 counts of trafficking in Methamphetamine and being a persistent felony offender. During an investigation, two covert drug buys were completed from Reeder in late 2019. As a result of the buys and investigation over one (1) pound of Methamphetamine was purchased or seized along with $5,900 in cash. This case was presented to the Warren County Grand Jury and a sealed indictment was issued for Reeder. He was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at his residence and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail with a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Criminal abuse arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested on criminal abuse charges.  Glasgow Police Department arrested 29 year-old Bruce J. Snyder Tuesday on an indictment warrant. Snyder is charged with first-degree criminal abuse, child 12 or under, and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Trey Wyatt made the arrest.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

Glasgow Police have arrested a 53 year-old man on drug charges. Police obtained consent to search a residence Tuesday on McKenna Street after receiving a drug complaint.

53 year-old Stanley E. Merrell was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine). Merrell was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Prescribed fire planned for Mammoth Cave Park

A Prescribed fire is planned for Mammoth Cave National Park.  National Park Service fire managers will conduct the Parkway Barrens Prescribed Fire on approximately 260 acres of land within Mammoth Cave National Park in early March, weather permitting. The prescribed fire will take place along two roadways: the Mammoth Cave Parkway (KY-255) from the Park City entrance to the intersection with Mammoth Cave Road (KY-70) and along Mammoth Cave Road from the Cave City Entrance to the intersection with Mammoth Cave Parkway.  All cave tours, roads and visitor access to Diamond Caverns and the Diamond Caverns RV Resort will remain open during the burn operations.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Ky's Governor to tour Marzetti Friday

Gov. Andy Beshear will be in Hart County on Friday, February 28th, to tour Marzetti and meet with company representatives. His visit follows an announcement being made in Frankfort on Thursday about the company’s anticipated expansion. The Governor is expected to arrive at 11:45 AM at the Marzetti facility in Horse Cave, and will stay about an hour. Besides some local officials, state and federal legislators/representatives have been invited.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Juvenile injured in Glasgow wreck

A juvenile has been injured after a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Glasgow.  A young female was traveling south along Homewood Boulevard in a 2007 Hyundai Sonata, when she lost control of the car, struck a guardrail. The vehicle landed in a ditch. The girl was taken by the Barren-Metcalfe County Emergency Medical Service to T. J. Samson Community

Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Two juvenile passengers in the car were not injured. Glasgow Police Officer Jeff Wright investigated the crash. He was assisted by firefighters with the Glasgow Fire Department.

 

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested in domestic dispute

A Glasgow woman has been arrested in connection with a domestic dispute. Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded Friday to a domestic assault that had occurred in a vehicle

on Lick Branch Road. It was later determined that 33 year-old Lindsey Thomas, of Glasgow, was involved in an argument with her boyfriend who was driving the vehicle. At some point during the argument, the boyfriend stated that Lindsey began cutting him with a knife. He stated that he was able to gain control of the knife and get her out of the vehicle before coming to town to call 911. He was later taken to T. J. Samson Hospital where he was treated and released. Thomas was later arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree- Domestic Violence and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Tompkinsville man arrested in burglary

A Tompkinsville man has been arrested on burglary charges. Trooper Allen Shirley, along with officers from Tompkinsville Police Department, responded to an apartment Friday

that had been burglarized at the Green Hills Subdivision. The owner of the apartment, Tonya Bartley, stated that several items had been broken and her microwave had been stolen.  A resident said he saw 65-year-old Ted Frazier, of Tompkinsville, leave the apartment carrying a microwave.  Frazier was located at his home on South Main Street and

placed under arrest.  He was charged with Burglary 2nd degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree. Frazier was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

House fire investigation in Glasgow

A residential fire investigation is underway in Glasgow.  The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a structure fire Saturday at 304 E. Washington Street shortly before

7:30 p.m.  The two-story home was vacant when units arrived and the back side was on fire. Fire was also coming from the front door. Fire units made entry to search the home and the fire was under control within 30 to 40 minutes. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Monroe County possibly identifies driver

Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office believe they have identified a Tennessee man as the person whose van was driven into the Cumberland River in Tompkinsville at the ferry crossing along Ky. 214. Eyewitnesses saw the van enter the river February 18th, at 7:00 p.m. A search of the van began that night and continued through Friday.  When the wife of Jerry Graves, of Celina, Tennessee, heard the news of what had happened, she called the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, describing her husband and the van he was driving. Graves had been missing since Tuesday after he left work at 4:30 p.m. There have been no other reports of any missing people in the surrounding area prior to Graves' wife calling the sheriff's office.  Officials know that Graves, who in his 40s, is not still in the van.  Efforts to remove the van have been hampered by water conditions and the search for the man and the van has been temporarily suspended.

 

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Mother and son indicted in Monroe County

A mother and son have been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury in connection with a January stabbing incident.  56 year-old Joanne Tooley and her son, 34 year-old James Eric Forrest are accused of stabbing Tooley’s boyfriend, 64 year-old Murrel Pruitt, during a domestic dispute on the morning of January 9th. They were each indicted on Thursday on a charge of murder or complicity to murder. Both of their cases were bound over to a grand jury in late January after appearing in Monroe District Court. Both are being held at the Barren County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond each.  Tooley and Forrest are scheduled to be arraigned in Monroe Circuit Court on March 18th.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Human remains found in Hart County

The Kentucky State Police Post in Bowling Green was contacted in regards to suspected human remains located in a field near the 1100 block of North Nelson Road in Hart County. The remains located were skeletonized and are unidentified at this time. The remains have been transported to the Medical Examiner's Office for further examination. This investigation is ongoing and being led by Detective Jonathan Johnson. No other details are available for release at this time.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Glasgow woman dies in crash

A Glasgow woman died in a crash in Barren County Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police say they responded to a three-vehicle wreck on Happy Valley Road in Barren County at 11:17 a.m. Sunday. The investigation revealed 73 year-old Mary Johnson, of Glasgow, was driving northbound on Happy Valley Road. 60 year-old Deborah Cundari, of Glasgow, was driving northbound in front of Johnson's vehicle. Cundari slowed to turn on Harry King Road when she was struck by Johnson's vehicle. Johnson's vehicle then entered oncoming traffic where it was hit by 35 year-old Jeremy Staples, of Cub Run, who was traveling Southbound. Johnson was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Cundari was also transported to the hospital and was treated for her injuries and released. All other passengers and operators refused medical treatment and did not report any injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Three arrested in Horse Cave

Three people have been arrested and stolen property has been recovered in Horse Cave. The Horse Cave Police Department recovered a large quantity of stolen property connected to a domestic involving a female being intentionally hit by a vehicle. Horse Cave Officers responded to a reported domestic Thursday where a female, Tiffany Avery, had allegedly been struck by a car being driven by Mark "Budd" Webb. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that multiple storage buildings in the city were being used to store stolen property. Multiple searches were conducted and identified stolen was recovered. Two suspects were arrested. 34 year-old Mark Webb, of 331 Bunnell Street, Horse Cave, was charged with Assault 2nd degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Burglary Tools, Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, leaving the scene of an accident and promoting contraband. 30 year-old Tiffany Avery was charged with Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, Possession of Burglary Tools, Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree and Resisting arrest. A third man, 33 year-old Joshua Webb, was charged with Failure to Appear on a Barren County District Warrant. All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Horse Cave Police Department expects more charges and arrests to follow. Horse Cave Police Department was assisted by Kentucky State Police, Horse Cave Maintenance and the Horse Cave Fire Department in the recovery of the stolen property.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Hart County District Board Meeting

The Hart County District Board will have a special called meeting Monday, February 24th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Leitchfield man arrested in DUI crash

A Leitchfield man has been arrested after a DUI accident with two unrestrained children in the car. Grayson County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 500 block of Gibson Road on the report of a single-vehicle accident. When police arrived, they found that 32 year-old Robert King III and two children, ages five and seven, had been traveling on Gibson Road in a Chevy Spark when the vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment. According to witnesses, the subcompact car became stuck on top of the embankment with King pushing the car off. The car rolled about 75 feet down a hill and flipped onto its side in a creek. The two children had been removed from the car prior to King pushing it off the embankment. King was arrested and charged with DUI, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and resisting arrest. Witnesses noted that the children were not in child restraint seats at the time of the crash. One of the children suffered slight burns due to the air bags inflating, with the other child complaining of neck pain. Both children were transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by EMS. King was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 21st, 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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, February 21st, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

 

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

 

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

 

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Area high school basketball

The regular high school basketball season will end Friday night.

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Metcalfe County girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

District Tournament will begin Tuesday night at Green County. Larue County will play Green County Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed with Larue County Boys taking on Caverna Boys at 7:00. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the boys game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

In District Tournament action Wednesday: Hart County Lady Raiders will play Caverna Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed by Boys action at 7:00 p.m. with Hart County taking on Green County. You can join Studio 101 with the live broadcast at 5:00 p.m.

Regional basketball action will begin March 2nd followed with the Boys & Girls Sweet 16 during the weeks of March 9th and 16th.

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Recycling suspended in Cave City

The City of Cave City is suspending the recycling program effective March 1st, 2020.

 

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Investigation continues at Cumberland River

Search and rescue teams believe they have found the vehicle that entered the Cumberland River Tuesday night in Monroe County. The vehicle went into the river around 7 p.m. at the ferry crossing at McMillin’s Landing along Ky. 214. Search and Rescue teams have diligently worked to find the vehicle and its occupants since Tuesday night.  Sonar was used to locate the vehicle.  David Rich, Director of Emergency Management for Monroe County said divers will attempt to hook to the vehicle and then it will be brought to the surface for further investigation. Officials believe it is a van or small SUV and that at least one individual did go into the water, but has not been located. Search and rescue teams from Campbellsville, Shepherdsville, Taylor County, Russell County and Monroe County were assisting Thursday. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Smiths Grove has new police chief

The Smiths Grove Police Department has a new police chief. Jason Franks took over the role of chief of police on January 20th. Franks has 12 years of experience working in law enforcement. Franks says he is focused on strengthening the relationship between the department and the community. Franks is currently looking to hire two new police officers for the department.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Edmonson County magistrate indicted

A member of the Edmonson County Fiscal Court has been indicted by a grand jury. Corey Vanmeter is accused of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. The indictment says Vanmeter received money to install a heating and cooling system including the materials but failed to deliver the materials. Vanmeter says he provided the services and materials for which he was paid.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Hodenville man indicted on felony charges

A Hodgenville man was indicted Monday by a Larue County grand jury on three charges, including felony domestic assault. 37 year-old Zachary Loyall was indicted for second-degree assault - domestic violence and third-degree criminal mischief. Those charges are related to a reported December 19th, 2019 incident.  Loyall also was indicted from a June 17, 2019 incident when he reportedly took a 2004 GMC Envoy without the owner's permission. He was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of an automobile of more than $500 and less than $10,000.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Search continues at Cumberland River

Emergency crews continued their search on Wednesday for a vehicle and it's occupants along the Cumberland River in Monroe County. The search began around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and continued after dark. According to Gary Fancher, Area 3 Manager for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, boats were in the water, but with no luck and they are still actively searching. The vehicle entered the river around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. A press release issued by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Wednesday morning said the ferry was on the opposite side of the river from where the vehicle entered. The water level was high on Tuesday night, but the ferry was operational. There were eyewitnesses to the incident, said Monroe County Sheriff Dale "Frog" Ford on Wednesday morning. The number of occupants in the vehicle at the time it entered the river is not know. Emergency crews from at least five counties aided in the search on Wednesday. The ferry was shut down during the search on Wednesday. A press release issued by KYTC around 5:46 p.m. Wednesday said the ferry would resume operations at some point Wednesday night and continue through the morning commute on Thursday.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Arrest made after restaurant crash

The Morgantown Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle that had hit the front of a local business. Police say a car hit the China One Buffet, causing severe property damage, and then left the scene. They say 63 year-old Gerald More, of Butler County, was found soon after and arrested for DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say the business was closed at the time of the incident. The driver was not injured. Morse was lodged into the Butler County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Reward offered in pharmacy break-in

A reward is now being offered by the owner of a Brownsville pharmacy after his business was recently broken into. According to the Edmonson Voice, Kasey Alford is offering a $3,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who broke into Alford's Pharmacy in Brownsville on January 30th. The crime occurred just before 1:30 a.m. and surveillance footage from inside the business shows a white man dressed in all black. He's believed to be around 6 ft. tall. It's still not clear what, if anything, was stolen. If you have any information on the individual in the surveillance image, you are asked to contact the Brownsville Police Department at 270-597-3814.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a special called board meeting Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. at Cub Run Elementary School. The board will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. with several items on the agenda.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Area high school basketball scores

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

In the girls: Adair County defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 40 to 34. Caverna's Makeya Faulkner scored 12 points and Kaliana Richardson scored 10 points.

In boy's action: Adair County defeated Caverna Boys 64 to 50. Drew Rhodes scored 19 points and Dee Richardson scored 18 points.

 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Gas station in Edmonson County has robbed

According to Kentucky State Police Post 3, they received a call regarding an armed robbery Saturday at the Z Mart in the Sweeden community of Edmonson County. Employees told police the store had been robbed at gunpoint. Officials say, at approximately 4:55 a.m. a man brandishing a handgun entered Z Mart on 6353 KY Highway 259 North, demanding cash. The suspect is described as 5' to 5'2 in height, was wearing black clothing, a black mask and gloves. If anyone has information in regards to the armed robbery, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010.

 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Hodgenville man indicted on felony charges

A Hodgenville man was indicted Monday by a LaRue County grand jury on three charges, including felony domestic assault.  37 year old Zachary Loyall, was indicted for second-degree assault – domestic violence, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and third-degree criminal mischief. Those charges are related to a reported Dec. 19, 2019, incident.

Loyall also was indicted from a June 17, 2018, incident when he reportedly took a 2004 GMC Envoy without the owner’s permission. He was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of an automobile of more than $500 and less than $10,000.

 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Escaped Hart County inmate captured

A Hart County inmate who escaped, has been captured. Darron M. Wren, who escaped from the Hart County Jail Tuesday afternoon, has been located and taken into custody. According to the Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green, Wren has been charged with second-degree escape. 30 year-old Darron Wren, of Cave City, was taken into custody by the Glasgow Police Department.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Area high school basketball

In Monday night high school basketball action: In the girls, Edmonson County defeated Hart County Lady Raiders - 49 to 46. Hart County's Kylie Adcock scored 14 points. Warren East girls defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 57 to 38.

In boys action: Hart County defeated Edmonson County 63 to 58. Hart County's Jordan Burden and Devon Roten scored 14 points each. Warren East boys defeated Caverna boys 78 to 66.

Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Join Studio 101 for live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

The regular high school basketball season will end Friday night.

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Metcalfe County girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Shooting investigation in Grayson County

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting from over the weekend. In Anneta, Sheriff Norman Chaffins confirms that officials were called to Meredith Ridge Road in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officials say someone shot multiple times at a residence and two vehicles in the driveway. They do believe this is an isolated incident but say the investigation is ongoing. No one inside the home was injured.

 

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Police search for missing Glasgow man

Glasgow Police are looking for 23 year-old James L. Keys. He is described as 5'9", weighing 170 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Keys has a teardrop tattoo on his face, large cross tattoo with a rose on his left arm and a cross tattoo on his left wrist. He was last seen on February 5th around 11:00 p.m. in the Leslie Avenue area of Glasgow. Anyone with information regarding James Keys, is asked to contact Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151 or 270-651-6165.

 

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Radcliff woman indicted for child abuse

A Radcliff woman arrested in December and charged with abusing an 8 year-old boy by striking him multiple times in the mouth and face with a plastic bat, has now been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on a felony charge and two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. According to the arrest citation, 33 year-old Dante Chanelle Moore struck the child December 11th, 2019, after he reportedly stole something. There were three other juveniles in the home when the child reportedly was struck, including two who had slight bruising on their shoulders from being spanked. All of the children were removed from the home by Child Protective Services. Moore was indicted on one count of first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12 and two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault - child abuse.

 

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Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season

The Kentucky Division of Forestry is reminding Kentuckians of a burn ban now thru the Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season. The season started February 15th and runs through April 30th. During that time frame, no burning is permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time. It's illegal to set fire to any flammable material capable of spreading fire located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland. The Kentucky Division of Forestry is also reminding people that all fires should be attended to until they are extinguished.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

District Basketball tournament next week

District Tournament will begin Tuesday night at Green County.

Larue County will play Green County Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed with Larue County Boys taking on Caverna Boys at 7:00.

Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the boys game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

District Tournament action Wednesday(02/26):

Hart County Lady Raiders will play Caverna Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed by Boys action at 7:00 p.m. with Hart County taking on Green County. You can join Studio 101 with the live broadcast at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Parole denied in manslaughter case

A woman charged with manslaughter, has been denied parole. On the day of her trial, 49 year-old Lee Ann Tarry pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and DUI as part of a plea agreement in which the commonwealth recommended a sentence of 10 years, total, including the 30-day sentence for the DUI.  24 year-old Shanda Shockley, of Glasgow, died January 26th, 2018, after she was stopped in her vehicle at Veterans Outer Loop and Columbia Avenue, where Lee Ann Tarry crashed into her vehicle. Tarry had to serve 24 months, before she was eligible for parole, which would have been February 1st.  Shockley’s family members also have a civil lawsuit pending against Tarry and Glasgow Country Club, where Tarry was reported to have been served alcoholic beverages before the wreck occurred. Tarry's next parole eligibility is February 2022.  She is currently lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, February 17th, 2020

Murder trial in Hardin Circuit Court

It's been more than 19 months since Amber Robinson was found beaten to death inside a Joan Avenue home in Elizabethtown. 22 year-old Joseph Capstraw, a homeless man whom she had accompanied to Hardin County from Georgia, is charged in her death and is on trial after jury selection Monday. Capstraw has claimed he was attacked by Robinson with a knife and expert testimony is expected to discuss whether the wounds to Capstraw's forearm were self-inflicted or from an attack. Robinson and Capstraw ended up in Elizabethtown after hitchhiking to Louisville from a Rainbow Family of the Living Light festival. Both reportedly were living in Florida when they met. Robinson was found dead inside the home after police were called to investigate a suspicious person because  neighbors reported hearing a man yelling in the area. According to an arrest citation, Capstraw reportedly admitted to killing Robinson after an argument, saying he had blacked out and when he recovered, he saw Robinson had been badly beaten and he had multiple injuries to his hands. Robinson died of blunt force trauma to her head, according to the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Capstraw is charged in the July 7th, 2018 death of Robinson, 18, and faces between 20 to 50 years, or life in prison, if convicted.

 

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Monday, February 17th, 2020

Campbellsville man arrested for child pornography

A Campbellsville man has been arrested by KSP after allegedly being in possession and distributing

exploitative images of minors. On Thursday, Kentucky State Police arrested 27-year-old Benjamin A. Sallee following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing pictures of child sexual exploitation online. A search warrant was obtained for a residence in Campbellsville. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. Sallee has been charged with ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and five counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Sallee was taken to the Taylor County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Area high school basketball

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Warren East Monday at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header.

In a makeup game for Homecoming night, Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Edmonson County in a girl/boy double header Monday night at 6:00 p.m.

Studio 101 will have live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

 

Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Join Studio 101 for live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Closings for President's Day

All Federal, State & most local offices and banks will be closed Monday, February 17th, in observance of President's Day. Cave City City Hall will be closed and garbage pickup will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Teenager held in child porn case

An Eastview teenager arrested Wednesday on charges related to child pornography, is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. 19 year-old John Coffey, Jr. was arrested in Fairdale by Kentucky State Police following an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch. KSP Sgt. Mitchel Hazelett said the reported criminal activity occurred while Coffey lived in Eastview and he recently had moved to a Fairdale residence. Hazlett said it's an ongoing investigation and additional charges are possible. According to the citation, Coffey reportedly admitted to asking for and possessing images and admitted to sending photos of himself to a juvenile female. Coffey is charged with two counts of first offense possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, one count of prohibited use of electronic means to procure a minor, one count of promoting sexual act by a minor under 18 and one count of first offense distribution of obscene matter to a minor. According to a news release, Coffey was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. Coffey is scheduled to appear February 21st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 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. LINDELL SEXTON, PASTOR OF FAITH INDEPENDENT CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 210 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND INFORMED THE COURT THAT HART COUNTY SOLID WASTE HAD TURNED OVER $32,000 FOR TRASH PICKUP ON HART COUNTY ROADS. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO INFORMED THE COURT THAT OVER 10,435 BAGS OF TRASH WERE PICKED UP IN 2019 ON COUNTY ROADS. SHERIFF JEFF WILSON TURNED OVER A PATROL CAR TO THE COURT.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER, BANK TRANSFER, 2019.20, BUDGET AMENDMENT #220.49 FOR ROAD DEPARTMENT, ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR ROAD MATERIALS, ADVERTISE FOR LGEA & CRA MEETING IN MARCH, JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN COUNTY ROAD AID FOR $1,300,395, RESOLUTION OF COUNTY ROAD AID COOP PROGRAM, RESOLUTION SITE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH TOWER SITE IN HORSE CAVE, JUDGE/ EXECUTIVE TO SIGN LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY ACTION TRANSPORTATION GRANT, JUDGE/ EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENTS FOR PRE-TREATMENT PLANT, GRANT FOR $6,155 TO HART COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD, MOVED ITEMS TO SURPLUS, CONTRACTS FOR CONSTABLES WILLIAM TWEEDY AND WALTER BUSH, PURCHASE 2 NEW TRUCKS AT STATE BID, RESIGNATION OF CORONER REGGIE PETTETT, ACKNOWLEDGE JUDGE/EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT OF NEW CORONER, TONY ROBERTS, AND APPROVED NEW DEPUTY CORONER, ALEXIA YATES.

THE COURT’S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MARCH 12th, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

High School basketball action

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

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

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road traveling to Fort Knox in a girl/boy double header at 5:00 p.m.

Join Studio 101 - WLOC for live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girls pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

E-town man apologizes in court

49 year-old Brian Schramm, of Elizabethtown appeared in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon for sentencing. Before being sentenced to 12 years in prison, Schramm apologized to family, friends, co-workers, the victims, as well as to the court, attorneys and the state for the time and money used for his case. Schramm was arrested February 21st, 2019 on 13 counts of child pornography after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children, which led to charges of 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor. As part of the agreement, Schramm must undergo a sex offender evaluation and register as a lifetime sex offender. He also must serve 20% of his sentence, which is about 2 1/2 years before being considered for parole. He has served nearly a year in the Hart County Detention Center since his arrest.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council is calling a special meeting to be held Monday, February 17th, at Horse Cave City Hall, 121 Woodlawn Avenue. On the agenda: Discussion of a specific proposal with a representative of a business entity.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Three arrested in Edmonson County

The search for a fugitive in Edmonson County has ended with three arrests, including a father and son.

Edmonson County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2100 block of Mount Zion Road in Brownsville

Sunday after receiving information that the fugitive, 31 year-old Barton Austin Houchin, may be residing there.  Authorities discovered drug paraphernalia inside a vehicle at the home belonging to 58 year-old Steve Alford. Inside the home, deputies said they found Austin Houchin. Investigators also reported finding an ankle monitor belonging to Houchin's father, 58 year-old Barton Ashley Houchin.  Ashley Houchin was arrested the next day and charged with second-degree escape-identify facility.

All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 

Police in Bowling Green have arrested a man on child pornography charges.  47 year-old Melvin Buford was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with possessing matter portraying sexual

performance by a minor. According to Bowling Green police, Buford is accused of having an online account containing pictures of minors in a sexual manner. Buford was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in domestic dispute

A 19 year-old Glasgow man has been arrested after a domestic dispute Tuesday. Glasgow Police were called to Five Star on Happy Valley Road where 19 year-old Clayton Wilson was inside with a laceration on his hand. Wilson told police his girlfriend stabbed him.  After further investigation, police discovered Wilson had been involved in a domestic dispute at Stonehenge Apartments. He assaulted a woman before punching a mirror and causing a deep cut on his hand.  Wilson reportedly threw the victim to the ground and began punching and choking her. He was transported to T J Samson Hospital for treatment of the laceration and became combative.  The woman was also treated for her injuries.

Wilson was arrested and charged with first degree strangulation, third degree terrorist threatening, third

degree assault (peace officer, non-communicable bodily fluid), fourth degree assault (domestic violence), trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces), possession of drug paraphernalia and

unlawful imprisonment. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Studio 101 Valentines' Winners

WLOC Valentines giveaway drawing was held Wednesday morning. Here is a list of the winners:

Jeffrey Childress

Donnie Coomer

Martha Doyle

Laura Miller

Christie Winsatt

Gary Essex, Jr.

Faye Moore

Lisa Smith

Alicia Matthews

Crystal Tweedy

Ann Marie Isaacs

& Doug Clopton

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to our participating sponsors!

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Tuesday night's high school basketball

In Tuesday night's high school basketball action:

Hart County Boys defeated Thomas Nelson 85 to 69. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds, Jordan Burden scored 23 points. Also, Campbellsville defeated Caverna Boys 70 to 46.

In girls action:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Campbellsville 55 to 52.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, February 13th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving payment of claims, approve to advertise for bids for road materials, approve items as surplus, Constable contracts, to purchase two new trucks at State Bid price, to accept resignation of Coroner, acknowledgement of appointed Coroner and approve deputy Coroner.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Suspect identified in shooting

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has identified the shooter in Tuesday's shooting investigation in the 400 block of Plano Richpond Road as 52 year-old Edward Wayne Bowden. WCSO says Bowden has been charged with Assault, 1st degree, and Wanton Endangerment. Officials say during the time the victim was being driven to get medical care, Mr. Bowden called the Kentucky State Police. Troopers and deputies met up with Bowden and took him into custody at his residence in the 400 block of Plano Richpond Road. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Woman sentenced in boyfriend's shooting

A Smiths Grove woman has been sentenced for shooting her boyfriend over a thermostat setting. Warren Circuit Court Judge Steve Wilson sentenced 53 year-old Candy Moss to 15 years in prison for first degree assault and tampering with evidence. Moss pleaded guilty to shooting 64 year-old Steve Flynn twice in their home on November 28, 2018, when they disagreed about where the thermostat should be set. Moss will be eligible for parole after serving 85% of her prison sentence.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Metcalfe man arrested for assault

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested on wanton endangerment charges. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded Monday to a domestic violence complaint along Ralph Edwards Road in Edmonton. According to a news release, 64 year-old Timothy M. Jenkins had fired a gun inside the

residence during an altercation with a family member.  Jenkins was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Screening underway for Metcalfe County Superintendent

Fourteen applications have been submitted for the position of Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent. Metcalfe County Schools announced during a recent school board meeting that it has

received 14 applications for the position of superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools.

School board member Robin McMurtrey, who serves on the screening committee, shared the  breakdown of the applicants. 

Five applicants are from out of state, four currently hold the title of superintendent, and one is a former

superintendent. Six applicants are serving in district office administration, and three are head principals.

The board's timeline calls for the screening committee to complete its work during the month of February, to conduct interviews in March, and have a superintendent named by mid to late April.

Superintendent Benny Lile announced his retirement earlier in the school year.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Area high school basketball

In Monday night high school basketball action:

In the girls: Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Edmonson County 41 to 39. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 14 points and Stacia Burnette scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds.

In boys action: North Hardin defeated Hart County Raiders 87 to 52, Edmonson County Boys over Caverna 77 to 53. Caverna's Jaxton Dunagan scored 17 points and had 15 rebounds.

 

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be traveling Tuesday night to take on Campbellsville

in a girl/boy double header at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a change in Hart County's games Tuesday night. Hart County Raider Boys will be at Thomas Nelson in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the varsity game beginning with the pregame show at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders will not be playing.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Man arrested for communications with minor

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on charges of communicating with underage children in a sexual manner. The Bowling Green Police Department says they received a tip indicating 24 year-old Cody Austin Edwards was using an app to initiate chats, along with other users, to communicate with underage children in a sexual manner.  Edwards was arrested and charged with 1 count of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities.  He was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

First court appearance for Columbia man

The man who pulled a gun and injured himself during a struggle at the Barren County Detention Center, made his first court appearance Monday. 27 year-old Matthew A. Stapleton, of Columbia, appeared

without an attorney in Barren Circuit Court. He was arrested in Metcalfe County over a year ago after being observed speeding by police. After transporting Stapleton to the T. J. Samson Community Hospital for a blood sample, police arrived at the sally port at the Barren County Detention Center where a struggle began after Stapleton pulled a gun from his waistband.  Stapleton was shot by his gun and transported to T. J. Samson Hospital, before being transported to a hospital in Louisville. He was listed in critical condition. The Jan. 16th  Barren County indictment charges him with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and first-degree promoting contraband.  A pretrial conference was set for April 20th.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Highway fatalities increased in Kentucky

According to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS).  Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018. A final report will be released in April.  So far in 2020, preliminary numbers indicate there have been 56 roadway fatalities, down 17 compared to the same time last year. In the last 20 years of Kentucky’s highway fatalities: The year 2005 saw the highest at 985 fatalities, in second was 2004 with 964. The lowest year of fatalities was 2013 with 638.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Drug arrest made at Glasgow residence

A drug arrest was made at a Glasgow residence Sunday. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a home along Parkview Drive in reference to a complaint. Contact was made with Christian Taylor and consent was given to search the home. Police found several drugs, along with digital scales, a large amount of money and an AR rifle. Taylor was arrested and charged with third degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense), trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school,

possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), illegal possession of a legend drug and first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified).  Taylor was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Hart County Receives Grant for Illegal Dumps

Hart County Fiscal Court announces that The Division of Waste Management has awarded Hart County $49,684.00 for the 2020 Illegal Open Dump Grant Program.  This money is awarded for the cleanup of illegal dumps in our county.  Hart is one of 21 counties awarded money to not only restore properties but to help provide a healthier environment for Kentuckians.  As part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25 percent match of the grant amount.  Grants for the Illegal Open Dump Grant program comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated through a $1.75 environmental remediation fee for each ton of garbage dumped at Kentucky municipal solid waste landfills. 

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

District Tournament at Green County

District Tournament will be held at Green County during the week of February 24th. On Tuesday, February 25th, at 5:30 p.m. Larue County vs. Green County Girls and at 7:00 p.m., Larue County vs Caverna Boys.

Wednesday, Hart County Lady Raiders vs. Caverna Girls at 5:30, and Hart County Boys will play Green County at 7:00 p.m.

The finals will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. for girls and at 7:00 p.m. for boys. The week following will be Regionals which will be broadcast on Studio 101 WLOC with the Boys and Girls Sweet 16. 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Caverna High School SBDMC meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, February 10th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Edmonson County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of both games beginning at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show.

In a makeup game Monday night, Hart County Boys will travel to take on North Hardin in a Varsity only contest at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will update the score during the Caverna Broadcast.

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Murder witness indicted on strangulation charge

A 35 year-old Cecilia man who testified last year to witnessing a killing and became a pivotal witness in a murder trial, has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on two felony counts.  Joseph Goodman was indicted on a first-degree strangulation charge, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury and intimidating a witness in the legal process. According to Goodman's indictment, the incident happened November 11th or 12th. According to an arrest warrant, Goodman reportedly kicked his girlfriend on the side of the head, causing her to fall. A nail went into the left side of her head and Goodman reportedly punched her in the arm as well. He is also accused of attempting to strangle his girlfriend. Goodman has been held since November 14th in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Warren County man arrested for assault

An assault complaint over the weekend, has led to the arrest of a Warren County man.  The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home along Rondal Drive Saturday in reference to an assault complaint. The victim of the assault told police his next door neighbor was at his home and under the influence. The victim told the neighbor to leave, but he refused. 27 year-old Zachery Hunt was located at his mother's home and was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Grayson County woman dies

A Grayson County woman, who was severely injured in a home explosion, has died.  A family member posted on Facebook that 41 year-old Angela Young died Saturday from her injuries in a home explosion January 29th in Grayson County. Young and her daughter, 7-year-old Johanna, were airlifted

to hospitals after the explosion which was caused by a gas leak in the home. Young shielded her daughter from the blast and suffered burns on more than 80 percent of her body.

 

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Fatality in Simpson County crash

One person is dead after a traffic crash Friday morning in Simpson County on I-65. At around 6:20 a.m. Friday, Kentucky State Police were called to mile marker 6. According to the Kentucky State Police, 46 year-old Brian E. Lowe was operating a 2008 Ford pickup, traveling south and lost control, causing the vehicle to exit the right shoulder of the road and strike an earth embankment onto the entrance ramp where it struck a parked commercial tractor trailer.  Lowe was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner.

 

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Three injured in Warren County

Two adults and a toddler have been injured after a rollover accident in Warren County.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to mile marker 30 on I-65 southbound just before 5 a.m. Friday.  A driver had lost control of their vehicle, struck the median and crossed all lanes of traffic before leaving the roadway and overturning multiple times. The report said two of the occupants were trapped in the car when deputies arrived. 29-year-old Keeley Brooks, of Huntington, West Virginia, 31-year-old

Darrell Brooks, of Shreveport, Louisiana, and the toddler were taken to the Medical Center by EMS.

 

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Missing boy has ties to Edmonton

Authorities in Edmonton are trying to locate a missing boy from Mt. Washington. Abram Clover was last seen at the Sunrise Children’s Services Facility located in Mt. Washington, KY. He is believed to be traveling back to Edmonton to meet up with family. He was last seen wearing Gray University of Louisville hoodie, blue jeans, and cowboy boots.  If you see or have knowledge of the whereabouts of Abram Clover, please contact the Metcalfe County Protection and Permanency office at 270-432-2521.

 

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Man steals running van with children

A Hodgenville mother said Wednesday afternoon that her van was stolen with her children inside. Jessica Carr told authorities she and her husband stopped at Speedway on North Dixie Avenue when her husband walked into the store. He had forgotten his card to pay for items. Carr went inside to bring her husband the card, leaving her daughters ages 11 and 5 inside. A Louisville man has been charged with three felonies related to the incident. 36 year-old Frederick Ruelas, Jr., reportedly stole the minivan and then drove about 200 feet up North Dixie and told the children to get out.  The oldest daughter quickly called her dad. Ruelas was stopped by Radcliff police near Bourbon Street. Ruelas has been charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile of more than $500 and less than $10,000. Ruelas was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Driver crashes vehicle into home

A driver crashed her vehicle into a home in Metcalfe County Tuesday night.  According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 6:45 p.m. at a home off of Earl Shives Road.  The driver, identified as Kerri Jandt, failed to negotiate a curve and traveled down an embankment before striking the front of the residence. The home sustained structural damage. Investigators said Jandt was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Nine arrested on drug charges

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has arrested nine people on drug charges. On Thursday, the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky State Police joined together to execute Hart County Indictment warrants. The indictments stem from narcotic trafficking investigations conducted over the past 90 days in Hart County. The following arrest warrants were executed:

-Darren Harris, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-Rondall Brents, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-John Sims, cultivate in marijuana - 5 plants or greater, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia deliver/manufacture and persistent felony offender - 2nd degree.

-Daniel Thompson, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 oz, 1st offense.

-Jeffery Clancy, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine, tampering  with physical evidence, promoting contraband, 1st degree, assault, 3rd degree, police/probation officer, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

-Kristopher J. Smith, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-Jennifer Jewell, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-Gregory Ford, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, less than 4 grams cocaine, persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

-James Butler, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, less than 2 grams methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia buy/possess and possession of marijuana. Future indictments and arrests are expected.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Pesticide Applicator Training Feb. 24th

There will be a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 24th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hart County Extension Office. Producers who have expired cards are encouraged to attend. Please call the Hart County Extension Office at 270-524-2451 to register.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

More schools closed due to sickness

Several schools are closed due to the flu and sickness. Those schools closed through Friday include: Barren County Head Start, Barren County Schools, Cave City Head Start, Caverna Independent, Glasgow City Schools and Metcalfe County Schools. Studio 101 talked with Supt. Nathan Smith and Hart County's attendance on Wednesday was at 89.4%. Hart County Schools are still in session.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

E-town man charged with strangulation

A 23 year-old Elizabethtown man, attempting to elude police Tuesday afternoon, was arrested on a warrant for reportedly strangling his girlfriend to the point she could not breathe. Jordan McDonald was arrested at a Chandler Street residence after he tried to jump over the ledge of a porch after he broke free from an Elizabethtown police officer. McDonald was wanted for a January 30th incident where he is alleged to used both hands to push his girlfriend against a wall, squeezing her neck. When the woman told him she couldn't breathe, he let her go. McDonald is charged with first-degree strangulation, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and fourth-degree assault - domestic violence, minor injury, resisting arrest and failure to appear. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear February 14th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on Thursday, February 6th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville. The item on the agenda is to accept the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) offer of assistance.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Flood watch Wednesday overnight

A Flood Watch is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night through Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. for areas of Hart and surrounding counties.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

More schools close due to flu

Caverna Schools will be closed the remainder of the week due to sickness. (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday). According to Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner, Tuesday's attendance rate was 84%. The Caverna vs. Cumberland County Boys & Girls basketball games scheduled for Thursday night have been cancelled due to sickness.

Metcalfe County Schools made the decision Tuesday to close school for the remainder of the week. In addition, school activities will be cancelled as well. The three days will be NTID - meaning students are instructed by their teachers to complete studies and assignments at home each day.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In girl's action from Tuesday night:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Warren Central with a final score of 56 to 54. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 23 points.

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

In a makeup game, Hart County Boys will travel to take on North Hardin in a Varsity only contest.  Join Studio 101 at 6:45 p.m. for the pregame show.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Missing Barren County man located

The family of 49 year-old Jerry Hatalla reported him missing recently after he had not been seen since December 4th, 2019. Hatalla was last seen in Bowling Green and had a residence in Barren County. The Barren County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Bowling Green church break-in

Bowling Green Police Department is looking for a man who broke a window at Living Hope Baptist Church and stole audio equipment. Video posted to the BGPD Facebook page showed a heavy-set man carrying a David Easton WT-400 Traveler Plus amp and a Nord Stage 3 keyboard out of the building.  Anyone with information about the man or the car he was driving, is asked to call the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Hearing for Cave City official

The first part of a hearing concerning evidence suppression took place Tuesday. The case involves a Cave City Official, Robert S. Smith, was arrested July 15th, 2018 for DUI and multiple other traffic violations.  Smith’s attorney, Johnny Bell, filed the motion to suppress evidence discovered during the detention and arrest of his client, about a year ago.  Part of the delay was due to the need for a special judge and special prosecutor due to Smith’s status of being city manager, code enforcement officer, public works director, and planning and zoning administrator for Cave City, and he also serves as an appointee, currently chairman, on the Glasgow-Barren County Tourist Commission. Smith's attorney requested time to obtain a missing witness's testimony. A date has been set in April for the continuation of the hearing. Tenth District Judge C. Derek Reed presided over the hearing.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Arrest made in Bowling Green shooting

One man has been arrested after a shooting in Bowling Green last week.  Bowling Green Police have arrested 20 year-old Henry Escobar-Castro. During an altercation last Wednesday morning, Escobar-

Castro shot a man using a stolen gun. The shooting occurred inside an apartment in the 2000 block of Rockcreek Drive. The shooting victim was later discovered on W. 13th Ave.  Following the shooting, police believe several witnesses tackled Escobar-Castro to the ground and stabbed him. Escobar-Castro is charged with first-degree assault and receiving stolen property-firearm. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $25,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Indiana man arrested in Barren County

An Indiana man has been arrested in Barren County after a police pursuit. Police say 35 year-old Robert Bellah had shoplifted at Walmart and was later found driving in Cave City. When officers attempted a traffic stop on Bellah, he fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended in Warren County along I-65. The vehicle he was driving was also determined to be stolen out of Indiana.  Bellah is charged with multiple crimes, including first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police and receiving stolen property.  Bellah was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, where he’s being held on a $10,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Three appear in court for murder charges

Three people charged in relation to a December 2018 chain of events that are alleged to have resulted in the shooting death of 22 year-old KeShawn L. Sarver, in his Cave City apartment, were in court on Monday for pretrial conferences. 24 year-old Inell D. Crayton, of Bowling Green, is charged with murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence and his trial is scheduled for late March. Though they were indicted as co-defendants, the cases are being handled separately for 23 year-old Devonja Z. Sweat, of Nashville, who faces charges of complicity to murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence and Kayla Anderson, 23, of Scottsville, who is charged only with tampering with physical evidence. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, a drug deal gone wrong was at the root of the shooting. Crayton and Sweat were both still lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on $1 million cash bonds, Anderson was released February 13th last year on a $50,000 surety bond.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Break-in at pharmacy in Brownsville

Police need the public's help finding the person who recently broke into a pharmacy in Brownsville. The crime occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Alford's Pharmacy and Drive-thru on Main Street. The suspect entered the store by breaching a door. Surveillance footage from inside the business shows a white man dressed in all black. he's believed to be around 6' tall. It's not clear what, if anything, was stolen. If you have any information on the individual, please contact the Brownsville Police Department at 270-597-3814.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Hart County Black History event

The public is invited to celebrate Hart County Black History on Friday, Feburary 7th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Public Library. Speakers from Barbour Farms, LLC will be in attendance. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

USDA urges enrollment in programs

The U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency encourages early enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs. The dealine to enroll for the 2020 crop year is March 16th. These programs provide important crop risk protection. If you fail to enroll by the deadline, then you will be ineligible to receive A-R-C or P-L-C payments for the 2020 crop year.  For more information, contact your local Farm Service Agency Office.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In local basketball action Monday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Taylor County 48 to 34, Stacia Burnett scored 24 points.

Taylor County Boys defeated Caverna 82 to 59.

Tuesday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to Warren Central for a JV/Varsity game. Join Studio 101 with the live broadcast of the varsity game beginning around 6:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Missing man located by Bowling Green Police

Bowling Green Police say they have located a missing man.  25 year-old Morris Cooper was last seen leaving a Super Bowl party Sunday night. Cooper also suffered from some health charges. An alert was sent out concerning his whereabouts.  Authorities say he has been located and found safe.

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

Monday night's Hart County games have been postponed due to the flu.

On Tuesday night, Hart county Lady Raiders will travel to Warren Central for a JV/Varsity game. Join Studio 101 with the live broadcast of the varsity game at around 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Radcliff man sentencing Tuesday

A 33 year-old Radcliff man charged with multiple sex offenses involving a minor is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. Dagan Boothe is expected to accept a plea deal in the case. Sentencing was postponed last month after Boothe failed to complete a required sex offender evaluation. Boothe was arrested and indicted for unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities and first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree rape - no force and second-degree sodomy. He was arrested November 14th, 2018, as part of an undercover investigation by Internet Crimes Against Children after reportedly attempting online to set up a meeting to have sex with the girl. A review of Boothe's cellphone indicated text messages between Boothe and the minor had discussed meeting the day of the arrest. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Two men arrested in Hart County

Deputy Caleb Butler with the Hart County Sheriff's Office, conducted a traffic stop Friday on a 2007 Chevy Silverado along Martin Street in Munfordville. Upon investigation and a probable cause search of the vehicle, the following individuals were arrested:

49 year-old Larry Love, of Bonnieville, for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - (greater than 2 grams of Methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess. 28 year-old Bryce Diamond, of Munfordville, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Hatfield, of Munfordville, was cited for multiple traffic related offenses and released. Love and Diamon were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, February 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business includes: City of Munfordville 2019-2020 Accomplishments and Goals, 2020 Budget (volunteers from Council), bid to construct the base for Sign Welcome to Munfordville for north end of town and Purple Heart City proposal.

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Thursday night area high school basketball:

Hart County Boys defeated Fort Knox 89 to 61. Hart county's Brayden Bell scored 18 points and Jordan Burden scored 16 points.

On Friday, Caverna will host Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to take on Fairdale at 5:00 p.m.

Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Bardstown Friday night at 5:00 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Join Studio 101 for play by play action of the game starting with the varsity boy's pregame show at 6:00 p.m.

Caverna Boys will travel Saturday to take on Adair County in a JV/Varsity game at 12:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Investigator says church fire suspicious

Mike Hulsey, a special deputy for fire investigations with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and former chief of the Elizabethtown Fire Department, said the investigation is trying to piece together what may have led to destroying the former Cecilia Methodist Church. Fire reignited Thursday morning near the rear of the building.  Authorities believe the fire at the wedding venue, began in the back of the building.

Co-owner Anna Akins said in a social media post that the structure will be torn down from the heavy damage. Before it is torn down, a group photograph will be taken in front of it at 4 p.m. Sunday. Anyone who had attended the church or if it had been a part of their lives in some way, is invited.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

E-town grandmother arrested

An Elizabethtown grandmother is facing several charges after she was found Wednesday afternoon sleeping at the wheel while parked at a business. 53 year-old Machelle R. Williams was found to be in possession of what police believe was heroin and was heavily impaired, as she sat parked in an SUV at the Dollar General on East Dixie Avenue.  Her 4 year-old grandson was also inside the vehicle in the backseat. According to an arrest ci­ta­tion, she told police she had taken two Alprazolam pills about an hour earlier. Police say she kept falling asleep and was not able to answer their questions. Williams was charged with first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor and public intoxication from a controlled substance, excluding alcohol. Police say the child was unharmed and released to a family member.

Williams was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear February 21st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Argument turns to violence in Bowling Green

Two Bowling Green men are expected to face charges after an argument that turned violent. Bowling Green Police responded to an apartment along Rock Creek Drive Wednesday where an assault shooting occurred on W. 13th Street.  23 year-old Henry Escobar, of Bowling Green, was located at the Rock Creek Drive address with an apparent stab wound. 23 year-old Luis Torres, of Bowling Green, was located at the West 13th Street home with a gunshot wound. Both men were transported to the hospital. Detectives determined both men received their injuries during an argument at the Rock Creek Drive apartment. Charges are expected to be filed, and the investigation continues.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Man wanted for murder arrested

A man wanted in connection with a Bowling Green murder has been arrested.  The U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Mach Sar at a residence off of County Road in Elkhart, Indiana on Thursday.  Sar was wanted in connection to the murder of Somrhut Phan, of Bowling Green.  Phan was found dead Thursday morning after police responded to a disturbance call at a mobile home park on Dishman Lane. The U.S. Marshals Task Force found the vehicle Sar had fled in and arrested him. He was taken to the Elkhart Co. Jail to await extradition to Kentucky.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020 

Drug traffickers face manslaughter charges

Three alleged Bowling Green drug traffickers have been indicted in the deaths of two people who died from heroin overdoses. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to 1516 Parkhurst Drive November 22nd  for an overdose investigation. Officers found Joshua Kinkade, who had died from an apparent heroin overdose. Two days later on November 24th, the Louisville Metro Police Department

responded to a death investigation where Matthew Dobring had also died from an apparent heroin overdose. Detectives from the Bowling Green Police Department and the Warren County Drug Task Force were able to link Stephanie Silvano, Scott Bernauer and Tracy Boyd to the heroin related to both deaths. In addition to 2 counts of manslaughter each: 42 year-old Stephanie Gayle Silvano, of Bowling Green, has been indicted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 48 year-old Scott Bradley Bernauer, of Bowling Green, and 52 year-old Tracy L. Boyd, of Bowling Green, have been indicted each for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

More details in fatal shooting

Terry Stice, the man charged in connection with the fatal shooting at O'Charley's, appeared in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing. In court, more details were presented concerning the night of the shooting. Detectives detailed the shooting began with an incident involving Paige Russell, Michael Russell's daughter, inside the restaurant. Officials say Paige Russell saw a man in the restaurant whom she had history with. She then called her dad, Michael, and Terry Stice to come to the restaurant to confront the man. Officials say when Stice arrived at the restaurant, he confronted the man who told him he did not remember Paige Russell. Later, Paige Russell confronted the man herself. The man in the restaurant then called Elijsha Taylor to come help. Later, the man left the restaurant and was followed into the parking lot by Paige and Michael Russell. A physical altercation occurred, which included Taylor. During the fight, officials say Elijsha Taylor shot Michael Russell and Terry Stice shot multiple rounds at Taylor. Three of the shots struck Taylor and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Russell later died at a hospital. Also at the time, the man in the restaurant struck Stice with his car and Stice fired multiple shots at the car as it left the scene. Police charged Stice with two counts of attempted murder, for the shots fired at the car leaving the scene and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Judge Sam Potter found probable cause and the case will now move on to a grand jury. Police say they are still investigation the circumstances around Taylor's death. Stice remains lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a one million dollar bond.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

Mother and daughter suffer severe burns

A mother and her young daughter have suffered severe burns in a home explosion in Grayson County. The home exploded Wednesday evening in Millwood, but both are expected to be okay. Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says Angela Young and her daughter, 7 year-old Johanna, were airlifted to hospitals in Louisville after it happened around 7:15 Wednesday evening. Early Thursday morning, family members said that Angela is stable and being taken care of. The daughter has injuries to her head, arm and back, but is expected to be released today. Angela's father and son told authorities that home's gas tank had been filled around 3:00 p.m., but the gas serviceman reported smelling gas on the property after filling it up. Hudson told his daughter to not stay at the house overinight in case there was a gas liak. Angela Young and her daughter were walking out of the house as the home exploded, shaking nearby homes for several miles. Emergency crews responded to the scene. Millwood is located just west of Leitchfield.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

Cecilian Historic Church damaged by fire

The Cecilian Chapel, formerly a Methodist Church in Cecilia, becam engulfed in flames Monday night. Investigators confirmed the fire started at the rear of the structure. Although evidence of damage can be seen, the exterior of The Cecilian Chapel, a wedding an devent venue, remains mostly intact after Monday night's fire. Mike Hulsey, a former Elizabethtown Fire Department Chief and now a special deputy for fire investigations with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office said he was convinced the fire began in the back area of the building. The sheriff's office and the state fire marshal's office are handling the investigation. The structure had served as a church from 1902 until 2014.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Several school districts close due to flu

Several Kentucky school districts are closed. Clinton, Jackson, Moore and Warren County Schools all announced closures earlier this week. Warren County Schools was closed due to a widespread illness in the county. Clinton County remains closed for the week. And according to Supt. Cornelius Faulkner, Caverna Schools are also closed for the remainder of the week due to the flu. Supt. Nathan Smith told WLOC news that Wednesday's attendance in Hart County was at 91%.

 

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Woman arrested for cruelty to animals

A Grayson County woman has been arrested for cruelty to animals. The Sheriff's Department responded to a home on Little Clifty Road for a report of several malnourished horses, one of which was possibly dying. The deputy made contact with their owner, Shiloh Lisa Lee. According to the arrest citation, Lee told police that the horses were all older an dit was hard to put weight on them. Officals asked about a horse laying in the back of the field. Lee told them her neighbor had put the horse down earlier that day. The deputy reported there was no food or water in the field and several of the animals looked "extremely malnourished. The deputy got Lee's permission to check on the horse that had supposedly been put down and found that it was still alive and there had been no attempt to put it down. Officials say the horse had been attempting to get up, digging a rut in the dirt with no success. After getting Lee's permission, the deputy put the horse down. He then alerted county officials and animal control to seize the remaining horses. Lee was arrested and transported to the Grayson County Detention Center for 2nd-degree cruelty to animals.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Senate approves school officers to carry firearms

The Kentucky State Senate approved a piece of legislation earlier this week that will require school resource officers to carry firearms when on duty in schools if it is signed into law. The proposed legislation, which is Senate Bill 8, was received in the House of Representatives on Monday.  If the legislation does become law, it will mean no change for Barren County, Caverna and Glasgow School systems. School resource officers assigned to schools in those districts already carry firearms when they are in the schools. The bill will have to be heard by the House Education Committee first.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Grand Jury indicts two Edmonton residents

Two Edmonton residents have been indicted by a Metcalfe County Grand Jury on child endangerment

charges. A criminal investigation began April 15th, 2019 after the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was

called to assist the Kentucky Division of Protection and Permanency with an investigation into a child endangerment complaint.  Authorities say 23 year-old Marketa F. Vibbert and 22 year-old William C. Hawkins were using meth two days earlier at their residence, when they left an infant unattended and the child was able to ingest an unknown quantity of methamphetamine. Vibbert and Hawkins were indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor. The case was presented to a grand jury on Tuesday. Both are lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Edmonson County mother arraigned on murder indictment

An Edmonson County mother, charged in her toddler son’s death, has been arraigned on an indictment. accusing her of murder and 17 other criminal counts. 28 year-old Alexandra Richardson appeared in Edmonson Circuit Court Monday on charges of murder, first-degree assault, 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is accused of wantonly causing the death of 20-month-old Carson McCullough December 2nd, after attempting to drive across a bridge that had closed due to flooding on Oak Hill Road, while under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana.  Richardson and her 7-year-old son, Isaiah, made it out of the car to safety, but Carson was lost. His body was located by first responders about an hour later. Carson died the following day. Richardson has pleaded not guilty to all counts. She had been on probation for previous charges from 2015, in which she pled guilty to criminal facilitation to manufacturing methamphetamine and fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child. That probation was revoked after her arrest related to Carson's death.

Richardson is lodged in the Hart County Jail and a discovery conference in the case is scheduled for February 17th.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Louisville man arrested for shoplifting

32 year-old Jonathan O. Roeder became combative with Glasgow Police Officers Tuesday afternoon at the Five Star Convenience store parking lot along Happy Valley Road. Roeder refused to identify himself and caused a disturbance with other customers. An officer was struck in the head by Roeder while police were attempting to take him into custody.  Roeder was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property under $500, public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault (police officer or probation officer) and resisting arrest. Roeder was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Metcalfe County now a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Metcalfe County is now a Second Amendment sanctuary county. Several people were in attendance for Tuesday's meeting to see if the resolution would be adopted.  What makes Metcalfe County’s resolution unique is that there is a section that addresses the 14th Amendment, which states: “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.”

The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court adopted a resolution Tuesday making the designation official.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

Hart County Boys will host Fort Knox in a JV/Varsity contest Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the boys varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, Caverna will host Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to take on Fairdale at 5:00 p.m.

Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Bardstown Friday night at 5:00 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Join Studio 101 for play by play action of the game starting with the varsity boy's pregame show at 6:00 p.m.

Caverna Boys will travel Saturday to take on Adair County in a JV/Varsity game at 12:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Sonora man killed in crash

A two vehicle crash Friday evening in Grayson County claimed the life of a Sonora man. Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office around 7:00 p.m., requesting assistance with a two-vehicle collision near the Peonia Road and Rocky Hill Estates Road intersection in Grayson County. The preliminary investigation revealed that 36 year-old John T. Puckett, of Sonora, was traveling east on Peonia Road in a 1999 Dodge Ram. 53 year-old Vincent Abell, of Crestwood, had just turned west from Rocky Hill Estates Road in a Ford pickup. For unknown reasons, Puckett crossed the center-line into westbound lane and into the path of Abell's vehicle. Puckett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson County Coroner's Office. Abell and his passenger, 53 year-old Laura Shaw, of Louisville, were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. & at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville.  The items on the agenda are as follows:                

Review the Finding  the Local Planning Committee (LPC) and Possible Take Action on Amending the District Facility Plan (DFP).

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

Barren County Lady Trojans defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 63 to 60 in overtime. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 22 points and Dea Bradley and Kyle Adcock each scored 15.

In boys action: Barren County Trojans defeated Hart County Raiders 73 to 58 with Hart County's Brayden Bell scoring 19 points and had 5 rebounds.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Bond set in BG fatal shooting

Bond has been set at 1 million dollars for a man charged in a fatal shooting outside a Bowling Green restaurant.  A not guilty plea was entered Monday morning in Warren District Court by an attorney for Terry Stice II.  Stice was arrested after officers found 21 year-old Elijsha  Taylor and 40 year-old Michael Russell Friday night in the O'Charley's parking lot, both with gunshot wounds.  Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene and Russell died later at the hospital. During the investigation, detectives determined Taylor and Russell were in a physical altercation and Taylor shot Russell and Stice shot Taylor.

Another involved party then struck Stice with a vehicle and fled the scene. Police arrested Stice and charged him with two counts of attempted murder, for the shots fired at the car leaving the scene, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  Stice is scheduled to appear back in court Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Discharged firearm leaves damage at McD's

An accidental discharge of a firearm at a Bowling Green McDonalds caused damage. Bowling Green Police responded to McDonald's on the 31-W Bypass Monday night just before 9:00 p.m.  Police say when they arrived, they found the front middle window in the restaurant had been shattered.  Police say someone had accidentally discharged a firearm inside McDonald's.  No one was injured in the incident.

Police are continuing their investigation.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Barren County teacher pretrial conference

A former Barren County teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was in court Monday for a pretrial conference.  27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was arrested Oct. 26th

after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a 13 year-old girl. In November, a Barren County grand jury indicted Gardner on three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor,

illegal sex act, under 16 years old, and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. He had waived a preliminary hearing in district court, which has the effect of sending the case directly to a grand jury.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

Hart County will entertain Barren County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

School employee faces charges

A Bowling Green Schools employee is facing charges involving a minor.  LaVance Anderson, the Head Baseball Coach for Bowling Green Junior High and an Instructional Assistant at Parker-Bennett-Curry

Elementary, was arrested following an investigation by the Office of the Attorney General. He was charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other

prohibited activities. The charges do not involve students of the schools.  Anderson is currently suspended from all district responsibilities, pending the investigation.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Bowling Green man indicted for murder

A Grand Jury has indicted a Bowling Green man on two counts of murder. In December 2018,  Deloris 'Lois' Stacker and Karen Burks were killed inside Burk's apartment on Rock Creek Road. A suspect, Juan Paulo Flores-Jarada, was indicted by a Warren County grand jury on two counts of murder.

Flores-Jarada is in federal custody on unrelated charges and will be transferred to Bowling Green once he has completed his federal sentence.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 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. BARRY LOCKE, PASTOR OF HOPEWELL CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.
THE COURT HEARD REPORTS FROM THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, OCCUPATIONAL TAX
ADMINISTRATOR, JAIL REPORT, AND SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A NEW K 9 UNIT.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED THE 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE #220.48 REPEALING LAND LINE FEES FOR 911, BUDGET TRANSFER #9, SERVICE WITH SANDERS HEATING & COOLING FOR COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE, TVA RESOLUTION,

APPLY FOR BOATING ACCESS PROGRAM, TO CANCEL DEAD ANIMAL CONTRACT WITH MICHAEL LOGSDON, AND SIGN AGREEMENT WITH ALLIANCE CORPORATION TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO WOODSONVILLE ROAD.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Bowling Green man charged with two murders

The Bowling Green Police Department has arrested 44 year-old Terry Stice II, of Bowling Green in connection with Friday night’s shooting at O’Charleys in Bowling Green. 21 year-old Elijsha Taylor and 40 year-old Michael Russell both died from gunshot wounds. During the investigation, detectives determined Taylor and Russell were in a physical altercation and Taylor shot Russell. After seeing Taylor shoot Russell, Stice fired numerous rounds at Taylor, striking and killing him. Another involved party then struck Stice with a vehicle and fled the scene. Stice fired more rounds at the vehicle as it was attempting to exit the parking lot. Stice has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Stice has been lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Grayson County man charged with child abuse

A Grayson County man is behind bars after he left his 5-month-old son with a serious brain injury. Kentucky State Police said a 5-month-old boy was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital with a serious brain injury. Hospital officials became suspicious when they noticed symptoms that are associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome and contacted police. According to police, 24 year-old Jeffery Wellman “harmed his 5-month-old son when he became frustrated and shook his son causing abusive head trauma.” His son remains in critical condition. Wellman is being held in the Carter County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond. A Carter County Grand Jury indicted him on the charge of first-degree criminal abuse, a victim under 12. The incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jeff Kelley.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Area high school basketball action this weekend

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header at 6:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl’s pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

In Saturday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Butler County in a JV/Varsity contest at 4:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will hosts Washington County Saturday night for Homecoming at 5:00 p.m. in a girl/boy doubleheader.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, January 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving service contract for courthouse HVAC, approve to apply for the Boating Access Program, to cancel February 6th and 20th, 2020 fiscal court meeting and approve February 13th as the next meeting.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Park City Elementary search for principal

The search for a new Park City Elementary School principal has begun.  The school’s site-based decision-making council began the principal selection process training on Tuesday.  The position was posted on the Kentucky Educator Placement Service website on Dec. 30th.  Anthony Janes, who had served as principal at Park City for over 10 years, is now the principal at the Barren County School System’s College Street Campus. Until a new principal is hired at Park City, Brad Johnson, former principal at Barren County High School is serving as the interim principal.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Glendale man pleads not guilty in standoff

A Glendale man involved in a standoff with police in November, pleaded not guilty in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday morning.  36 year-old Gary Troutman reportedly fired three shots from a handgun during a stand off after the Hardin County Sher­iff’s Office responded to a welfare check of someone at an apartment complex on Palmetto Loop.  Troutman faces 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond. A pretrial conference is scheduled for February 18th.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Bowling Green family loses home in fire

A Bowling Green family lost their home in a fire Wednesday evening.  Bowling Green Fire & Police Departments were called to a structure fire on Curd Drive off Morgantown Road just after 5:00 p.m.  When officials arrived they found a house in flames. The family of four were able to escape with one person being taken to the hospital by ambulance after receiving burns to their hand and suffering from smoke inhalation.  The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested in stabbing incident

A Glasgow woman has been arrested in connection with a stabbing. 36 year-old Jennifer S. Bowles was arrested Wednesday after Glasgow police were summoned to a residence along Columbia Avenue in reference to a fight. Bowles told police she had stabbed a man with a knife after they had been involved in an altercation. The man sustained non-life threatening injuries.  Bowles was charged with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Taylor County 64 to 27. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 19 points and had 5 rebounds, Dea Bradley scored 15 points.

Taylor County Boys defeated Hart County 79 to 68, Hart County's Jordan Burden scored 14 points and Clark Rexroat scored 13 points.

 

In Thursday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to take on Green County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Raider Boys will entertain Nelson County in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Murder case bound over to grand jury

The case of a Tompkinsville woman arrested in the stabbing death of a Monroe County man, has been bound over to a grand jury.  56 year-old Joanne Tooley is accused of stabbing her boyfriend 64 year-old Murrel Pruitt, also of Tompkinsville, on January 9th during a domestic dispute. Tooley appeared Tuesday in Monroe District Court for a preliminary hearing. Tompkinsville Police Officer Ricky Shirley testified in the case.  Tooley pleaded not guilty to the murder charge during her arraignment on Jan. 14 and is being held at the Barren County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond.  Also appearing in Monroe District Court on Tuesday was 34 year-old James Eric Forrest who was arrested on Jan. 15th by the Tompkinsville Police Department and charged with first-degree assault in connection with Pruitt’s death.  Forrest is Tooley’s son. He was arraigned in Monroe District Court on Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Radcliff man receives 20 year sentence

A Radcliff man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on child sexual assault charges. According to an evaluation, 34 year-old Steven Shackleford is considered a high riskfor future child sexual offenses.  He was sentenced Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court to 20 years in prison. Shackleford was arrested last January on multiple sex offense charges invol­ving a 6-year-old girl.  Shackleford had accep­ted a 20-year plea deal agreement. He has been lodged in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Cen­ter since his arrest by Radcliff police.  As part of the agreement, Shackleford must undergo sex offender treatment, register as a lifetime sex offender and have post-incarceration supervision. He also is required to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Burkesville man injured in crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that seriously injured a Burkesville man Saturday.  A single vehicle collision occurred along Kentucky 90 when 26 year-old Landon R. McIntyre, of Burkesville, was traveling east in a pickup. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle drifted off the road and struck a guardrail.  McIntyre overcorrected causing the truck to re-enter the roadway off the westbound shoulder. The vehicle overturned across the guardrail, traveling down a large embankment.  McIntyre was ejected from the vehicle. Air Methods was called to the scene and he was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital, where he was admitted for his injuries. Police said alcohol is a suspected contributing factor to the collision.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Several drug arrests in Glasgow

Glasgow Police made drug arrests over the weekend.  On Saturday, a Glasgow Police officer responded to a domestic all from a residence on Cleveland Avenue.  The officer made contact with 30 year-old William Parker, III

and received consent to search the home where drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and marijuana were found.  Parker was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Parker was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

Glasgow Police said a Glasgow man was arrested Sunday after they attempted to serve a warrant and found drugs. Police responded to Newman Street in an attempt to serve the warrant on Paul Glass. They also located several syringes, methamphetamine, clonazepam and drug paraphernalia.  Glass was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), third degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served the active warrant.

A Glasgow teen was arrested on drug charges Tuesday. 18 year-old Zachariah L. Cunningham, of Glasgow, was found to be in possession of drugs at Adams Place.  Cunningham was arrested and charged with first degree

possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia and third degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).  Cunningham was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Sunday on the Louie B Nunn Parkway after observing a driver speeding. The driver was identified as Cody Rivera. Police were given consent to search the vehicle where they found marijuana, methamphetamine, scales, and a fake Sprite can that was used to conceal narcotics and baggies. Rivera was arrested and charged with speeding 14 mph over the limit, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, one headlight, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine). Rivera was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Semi runs onto church porch

A semi in Barren County ends up on the front porch of a church. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched Tuesday at around 5:30 a.m. to an accident with injury on Burkesville Road.  Preliminary investigation indicates that 59-year-old Paul Chaplin, of Monticello, was traveling westbound in a 2016 Kenworth, when he fell asleep, causing the semi to travel off the left side of the road.  Police say the Tyson Foods semi continued off road before striking the front porch of the Refuge Church of Christ. Chaplin was treated for minor injuries. Barren Metcalfe EMS, Barren County Emergency Management, and the Temple Hill Fire Department also responded to the scene.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Two-vehicle collision in Burkesville

A two-vehicle collision in Burkesville Friday left several people injured. According to a news release, 18 year-old Lydia Emberton, of Tompkinsville, crossed the centerline of the roadway near the intersection of Kentucky 100

and Glasgow Road. Emberton’s vehicle traveled into the path of an oncoming truck, driven by 56 year-old Lester Gingerich, of Burkesville. The vehicles collided head-on. A passenger in Emberton's vehicle, 19 year-old Phillip Ford, of Gamaliel, and a 15 year-old passenger in the truck were transported to the Cumberland County Hospital, along with Emberton and Gingerich. All were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Barren County 2nd Amendment resolution

Barren County has now joined several other counties across Kentucky in passing a resolution in support of the 2nd Amendment. The resolution was passed unanimously by the Barren County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning. The resolution states in part that members "vigorously opposed passage of any law (or proposal of any law) that would infringe a citizen's right to keep and bear arms."

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Vine Grove man arrested for child pornography

A Vine Grove man arrested as part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch with 36 felony charges related to child sexual exploitation, has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury. 33 year-old Clifford J. Smith is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. he is being held in lieu of a partially secured $25,000 bond. He was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering Smith sharing files of child sexual exploitation online. Smith faces three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor younger than 18 years of age. He also was indicted on 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and 20 counts of first offense possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. Smith remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Radcliff teen arrested for robbery

A Radcliff teen was served a warrant Friday night as an inmate at the Hardin County Detention Center for his role in a recent home invasion robbery on Hillcrest Drive in Radcliff. 18 year-old Maurice Walters, who was arrested earlier Friday on a charge of first-degree criminal mischief, now has been charged with first-degree robbery. More arrests are pending as an investigation into the reported incident continues. According to an arrest citation, Walters and two accomplices planned to enter the Hillcrest Drive home after a female had set up a meeting with a man who lives at the home. Shortly after the woman was in the  home, others entered. The citation states Walters forced his way through the front door and he and the accomplices held the residents at gunpoint and demanded money. Walters became engaged in a physical altercation with one of the residents and that individual broke some fingers during the fight. During the altercation, Walter's pants ripped allowing his wallet to fall in the front yard of the home as he fled. During an interview, Walters reportedly admitted to the robbery. Walters remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Caverna high school basketball Tuesday night

Caverna Boys will entertain Washington County in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Suspect sought in Allen County

The Allen County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in identifying a person suspected in several multiple vehicle break ins and burglaries in the Old Bowling Green Rd/Guy Brown area Sunday night. The department is asking anyone in the area with security cameras to check footage from Sunday night through Monday morning. If you have any information, please contact the Allen County Sheriff’s Department at 270-237-3210.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

3.8-magnitude earthquake in Campbell County

Monday at 2:11 p.m., the United States Geological Survey recorded a 3.8-magnitude earthquake near LaFollette in Campbell County. It was originally reported as a 3.6.  It appears that the quake was felt over much of East Tennessee.  There have been no reports of any injuries or significant damage.  There was a smaller earthquake, a 2.8 magnitude, reported in that same location on Sunday.

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closings

All Federal, State and Local offices will be closed Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Post offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail. Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday and there will be no trash pickup. Trash will be picked up on Tuesday, January 21st.

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Food Bank Commodity Program

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, January 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 of age, you must:

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

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Drug arrests in Barren County

A Bowling Green man is in custody in Barren County after he was arrested Thursday morning. Police said Officer Allen Riffle noticed a man and woman walking along Shamrock Drive. The officer noticed the female and knew she had a warrant. When police attempted to make contact with them, they ran a short distance. Police apprehended the suspects and identified the man as Deangelo Dontex Tooley. The woman was identified as Sierra Johnson, of Glasgow. Tooley had marijuana and methamphetamine. Tooley was arrested and charged with second degree feeling or evading police (on foot), second degree, wanton endangerment police officer, possession of synthetic drugs (1st offense), first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and possession of marijuana. Johnson was arrested and charged with second degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), second degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and possession of synthetic drugs (first offense). Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for trespassing

A Glasgow man has been arrested criminal trespassing charges.  According to the Glasgow Police Dept., officers responded to South Green Street in reference to a complaint.  Authorities say Jerry Glass had been banned from that location and he also had a small bag of Methamphetamine inside his sock. Jerry Glass was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass, Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, and Promoting Contraband.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

LaRue becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Over 100 people gathered in the upstairs courtroom in Hodgenville Tuesday to witness LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates pass a resolution supporting Second Amendment rights (the right to bear arms).  LaRue County is the latest among a growing number of Kentucky and other states’ county governments to pass similar resolutions seen as a defense against possible federal or state legislation that could limit access to firearms, ammunition, or gun accessories.

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Second arrest made in stabbing death

A second arrest has been made in connection with a stabbing death in Monroe County.  64 year-old Murrel Pruitt, of Tompkinsville, was stabbed to death last week. His girlfriend, 56 year-old Joanne Tooley, was arrested and charged with murder (domestic violence). Tooley pled not guilty Tuesday to the murder charge during an arraignment in Monroe District Court.  Another arrest has been made. 34 year-old James Eric Forrest was taken into custody by the Tompkinsville Police Department Wednesday and charged with first-degree assault. Forrest was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Two meth arrests in Edmonson County

Two men were arrested and face meth charges after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident Saturday. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a vehicle collision at the 3800 block of Otter Gap Road, where a witness stated the driver fled the scene of the collision.  The suspected driver, identified as 33 year-old Timothy Bridges, of Bowling Green, was located at the home of 45 year-old Jonathan

Willoughby just a short distance from the scene. Bridges ran inside the home, locking the doors. He was detained shortly after and arrested for possession of a controlled substance, 1st Degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid or assistance, criminal mischief, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia—buy/possess.  Jonathan E. Willoughby was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance,1st Offense (methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess, and Public Intoxication.​  Both men were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Tompkinsville man arrested after undercover operation

Several arrests have been made after a two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and detectives in Spring Hill. One of those arrests include 27 year-old Schelton Guffey, of Tompkinsville. Guffey was arrested and charged with Solicitation of a Minor and Simple Possession of Schedule II drugs. The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors and adults.  As a result of the operation, detectives and agents arrested a total of 11 men.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Area high school basketball Tuesday

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action: Edmonson County Boys defeated Hart County Raiders 78 to 76. Hart County's Jordan Burden scored 20 points and Brayden Bell scored 16 points.

Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will hosts Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

LSC Communications closing plant

One of the largest employers in Barren County is expected to close by July.  The printing company LSC Communications, Inc. announced Tuesday morning it will close its Glasgow location along with two other plants.  LSC announced it will close facilities in Strasburg, Virginia and Mattoon, Illinois.  Barren County Judge-Executive Michael Hale says he is focusing on a response team that will help those workers affected who will be losing their jobs. Hale said the number of employees at LSC could be between 500 and 600.  The Kentucky Career Center will also be holding a Career Connection event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 at its Glasgow office at 445 N.

Green St.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Monroe County woman pleads not guilty to murder

A Monroe County woman facing murder charges, has pled not guilty. 56 year-old Joanne Tooley, of Tompkinsville, appeared in Monroe District Court Tuesday for an arraignment. She pled not guilty to one count of murder (domestic violence). Tooley was arrested January 8th after a domestic dispute on W. Carmen St. in Tompkinsville, where 64 year-old Murrel Pruitt died from apparent stab wounds. Tooley remains in the Barren County Detention Center and is being held on a $250,000 cash bond.  She is scheduled to appear in District Court January 21st.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Cave City considers hiring officer

The Cave City City Council is considering the possibility of hiring an additional police officer. During the meeting, a matter was discussed concerning an officer who needed backup during an incident on January 6th.  Cave City has nine police officers. This includes one that is undergoing training in Richmond, another working for the Barren River Drug Task Force and one that is a school resource officer for the Caverna Independent School System.  No action was taken during Monday night's city council meeting to hire an additional police officer.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Allen County - Second Amendment Sanctuary

Allen County has declared themselves as a second amendment sanctuary county. The Allen County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday 6-0 to pass a resolution that the county will uphold the second amendment rights and that it will oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.  According to a news source, over the past couple of weeks, dozens of counties in Kentucky have declared similar resolutions. 

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Metcalfe County man threatens family

A Metcalfe County man is facing multiple charges after threatening family members.  The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says 58 year-old Kendall Vibbert was involved in a physical altercation with family members on January 2nd at a residence on Peckerwood Ridge Road. Vibbert allegedly brandished a box cutter and returned to his vehicle, then drove his vehicle on the property nearly striking the home.  After leaving the property, authorities say Vibbert threatened another person with harm. Arrest warrants were issued and Vibbert was arrested Monday. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening and menacing.  Vibbert is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Drug arrest in Hart County

A Hart County man has been arrested on drug charges. A traffic stop was conducted at the I-65 exit ramp on a vehicle driven by 38 year-old Jeffrey O. Clancy, of Munfordville. After a search of the vehicle, Hart County Sheriff's deputies located four ounces of methamphetamine.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Munfordville Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant at Clancy’s residence, at 203 Elk Street, and discovered “evidence indicating drug trafficking.”  Clancy was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), five counts of assault of a police officer, tampering with physical evidence, promoting contraband, and driving on a suspended license. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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All "A" Classic basketball Monday night

In Monday night's round of All "A" high school basketball action:

Campbellsville girls defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 40 to 39. Caverna's Stacia Burnette scored 13 points and in the boys, Campbellsville defeated Caverna 74 to 64. Caverna's Jaxton Dunagan scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds. In other local girls action: Central Hardin defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 84 to 68, while Elizabethtown defeated Hart County boys 82 to 53.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

E-town man accepts plea deal

An Elizabethtown man has accepted a plea deal.  49 year-old Brian Schramm was scheduled to go to trial on more than a dozen charges of distributing child pornography. He was arrested February 21st, 2019 following an undercover investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children, which led to charges on 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor.  Schramm accepted a 12-year sentence last week in Hardin Circuit Court. As part of the agreement, he also must undergo a sex offender evaluation and has to register as a lifetime sex offender. He must serve 20 percent of his sentence - about 29 months - before he is eligible to be considered for parole. He has served nearly 11 months since his arrest.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Domestic dispute arrest in E-town

A Louisville man is facing multiple felony charges after a domestic dispute in Elizabethtown.  According to an arrest citation, 31 year-old Bradley Williams reportedly punched and kicked a woman repeatedly, dragging her from outside an apartment complex and back in, while she was holding her son in her arms.  Williams was located at a Hawkins Drive apartment Sunday night. He was arrested and charged with first-degree strangulation and second-degree assault, as well as  two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Williams was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

Two men have been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. Authorities say Glasgow Police Officer Wesley Hicks made contact with 57 year-old Charles Young on McKenna Street. Young gave consent for a search of his home where methamphetamine and a glass pipe were discovered.  Young was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  33 year-old Michael Patrick, also of Glasgow, was inside the home and was arrested. Patrick was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Disturbance call leads to arrest

A disturbance call Sunday evening to authorities in Bowling Green, has led to an arrest. Bowling Green Police were responding to the call at 139 Amy Avenue, when they were advised that a man was threatening to kill a woman and her child inside a home and that he was in possession of a knife and hammer.  Upon arrival, police found 31 year-old Seth Riffey walking awayfrom the residence. Riffey then ran into the apartment. The officer kicked in the door, ordering Riffey to the ground. A woman, identified as Laura Mantlo, was found hiding in a closet in the apartment until law enforcement arrived.  Riffey was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Juvenile identified in house fire

A death investigation is underway after a juvenile's body was found inside a burning house. Authorities have identified a juvenile who's body was found inside a burning house in Greensburg Sunday morning.  According to authorities, Greensburg Police and the Greensburg Fire Department responded shortly after 6:00 a.m. to a report of a house fire near the Old Depot in Greensburg. Officials found a house fully engulfed in flames.  Upon entering the structure, firefighters discovered the juvenile’s body, who was later identified as 12 year-old Devon Alexander Anderson, of Lebanon and formerly of Greensburg. The Green County Coroner and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator are assisting in the investigation. 

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, January 13th, at 6:00 p.m. In the Mayor's report: the U. S. Census Bureau will host a meeting at the Hart County Library on January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. to provide information to anyone interested in being employed as a census worker.

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to play in the All A Classic as they take on Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Central-Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Elizabethtown in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m.

In Tuesday night area high school basketball action:

Hart County Boys will travel to take on Edmonson County in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the varsity boys pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Warren County man arrested for sexual assault

A Warren County man is behind bars after sexually assaulting a minor. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says its Criminal Investigation Division began investigating sexual abuse allegations on 28 year-old Thomas A. Guthrie. Police discovered the victim in connection to that case was a juvenile. Guthrie was arrested Friday morning and charged with two counts of first degree rape (victim under 12 years old), two counts of incest (victim under 12 years old or serious injury), four counts of first degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years of age) and one count of first degree indecent exposure. Guthrie was lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Two charged with trafficking meth

Police say last week, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office received information that 44 year-old Kimberly Deering of Bee Spring, was possibly traveling in the area of Noah Stevenson Road with multiple outstanding warrants. Deputies observed a vehicle matching the description of the one Deering had been seen traveling in on Noah Stevenson Road; the license plate of the vehicle returned as expired, so a traffic stop was inititated. When deputies approached the vehicle, the female occupant gave a false name, but officers immediately recognized her to be Kimberly Deering and placed her under arrest for three outstanding warrants. Deputies smelled the distinct odor of marijuana coming from the passenger side of the vehicle and after a probable cause, a search was conducted. Deputies found suspected Methamphetamine and multiple forms of drug paraphernalia, along with a stolen debit card. The driver of the vehicle, 47 year-old William Saltsman, of Leitchfield, along with Kimberly Deering, were charged with: trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Additionally, Saltsman was charged with no registration plates and Deering for giving an officer false identifying information. Both were arrested on the scene and taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Clothes for Kids receives donation

Studio 101 – WLOC Clothes for Kids announces a sizeable donation from the Dart Foundation.  A check in the amount of $5,000 was received Friday from the Dart Foundation. Donations are accepted from businesses, groups and individuals anytime throughout the year.  Checks can be made payable to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids

P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

Clothes for Kids is a 501-C3 non-profit organization which works through the nine family resource centers in Hart County and Caverna Schools to provide clothing  for children in need.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to Bethlehem to play in the All A Classic as they take on Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Central-Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Elizabethtown in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting on Monday, January 13th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Marion County man arrested on drug charges

United States District Judge David J. Hale sentenced Phillip Randolph Johnson Jr. of Marion County, to 180 months followed by 5 years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to a seven count federal indictment. According to U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman "Armed drug dealing will not be tolerated in Marion County or the Western District of Kentucky". On October 3rd, 2019, 38 year-old Phillip Johnson entered a plea of guilty to all seven counts of the federal indictment.  The federal charges includes two counts of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 2 counts of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, 1 count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, 1 count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Johnson was previously convicted in Marion County of reckless homicide and two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) in the first degree, all felonies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Mac Shannon and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Lebanon Police Department.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

More charges expected in Edmonson County theft case

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Departments ended a three week investigation involving a Bee Spring man.  Police conducted an undercover operation, in response to the investigation, to take 26 year-old Erik Harley Anderson into custody January 4th on theft and forgery felony charges.  Once Anderson was arrested, police attempted to serve another felony warrant at his home where they located firearms and suspected drugs. One of the firearms was reported stolen from Tennessee. Anderson is a convicted felon and was not legally permitted to have firearms. He was charged with first degree forgery, identity theft, theft by unlawful taking (over $500) and other felony drug charges. 19 year-old Sydney Sawyer, of Bee Spring, was charged in connection to using her social media account to assist Anderson in trafficking in stolen items. She was also charged with felony drug charges.

Police say more charges are expected as their investigation continues.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Tompkinsville man fatally stabbed

A Monroe County woman is in custody on murder charges. Police say a Monroe County man has been fatally stabbed by his girlfriend. The Tompkinsville Police Department received a call early Thursday morning involving a domestic dispute stabbing on West Carmen Street. When officials arrived, they found 64 year-old Murrell Pruitt, of Tompkinsville, lying on the living room floor with several apparent stab wounds. Pruitt was later pronounced dead by the Monroe County Coroner.  An investigation determined that Pruitt's girlfriend, 56 year-old Joanne Tooley, was the perpetrator. Tolley has been arrested and charged with Murder (Domestic Violence).  She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. PHILLIP TRENT, PASTOR OF IMMANUEL MINISTRIES, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT HEARD COMMITTEE REPORTS WHICH INCLUDED SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING ALMOST 89% OF PROPERTY BILLS HAD BEEN COLLECTED.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON REPORTED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 199 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  HE ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $41,000.

 OTHER ACTIONS OF THE COURT INCLUDED: APPROVING RESOLUTIONS TO PARTICIPATE WITH BRADD FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF A WEATHER LAB AT HART COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AT A STARTUP COST OF $845 AND $500 PER YEAR, MAKING HART COUNTY A 2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY, BUDGET TRANSFER #8, BANK TRANSFER #3, 1ST READING TO AMEND ORDINANCE #220.48 TO TAKE 911 FEE OFF OF LAND LINES, APPROVED RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE HART COUNTY FAIR BOARD FOR AN ANIMAL CONTROL CENTER WITH SOME MONEY COMING FROM ARK OF HART COUNTY, AFFILIATION WITH HART COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD AND APPROVING CHRIS BRUSH AS COORDINATOR, ADJUSTED PAY SCALE FOR JUSTICE CENTER EMPLOYEES, AND ACCEPT LAND FROM RAYMOND HISHMEH LOCATED AT MONROE AT NO COST TO THE COUNTY.  THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Area high school basketball rivalry

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Hart County in a girl/boy double-header Friday night at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be broadcasting both games live starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for drugs

A 40 year-old Bowling Green man with four prior convictions for trafficking in marijuana has been arrested by Kentucky State Police on Interstate 65 near Elizabethtown and now faces a potential fifth conviction. DeMichael D. Boyd was stopped by KSP Tuesday at 4:48 p.m. as he was heading south on I-65. Boyd was traveling in a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with dark window tint. The trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the SUV. After a search of the vehicle, two pounds of marijuana, an empty Farmers National Bank envelope, $600 cash and two cell phones were found in Boyd's possession.  Boyd was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, more than 8 ounces and less than 5 pounds and excessive windshield/window tinting. He is scheduled to appear January 17th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in domestic situation

A Glasgow man has been arrested after a domestic situation.  Glasgow Police responded to a residence along Cedar Street where consent was given for a search of the home.  Officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and determined that  a woman had been assaulted at the residence.  48 year-old Philip Simmons, of Glasgow, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense,

methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence with minor injury).  Simmons was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Brownsville man arrested for child pornography

A 37 year-old Brownsville man has been arrested on charges related to Possess/View Matter portraying Sexual Performance by a minor. As part of an ongoing investigation, Kentucky State Police post 3 arrested James S. Clinton IIII, of Brownsville, after discovering he was in possession of sexually explicit images of a minor. The investigation resulted n a search warrant at residences in Brownsville where equipment used to facilitate the crime, was seized.  The equipment was taken for a forensic examination, which led to the arrest of Clinton. Clinton has been charged with one count of Possess/View Matter portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor. He is currently lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, January 9th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business includes: approve resolution to participate with BRADD for establishment of weather station in Hart County, approve resolution to pay share of 13% local match for weather station in Hart County and approve first reading of ordinance amended by repealing the fees on land lines.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Area high school basketball scores

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

Franklin Simpson defeated Hart County Raiders 74 to 63. Hart County's Trevor Blair scored 13 points. Caverna Boys defeated Russellville 73 to 64.

In girl's action:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated John Hardin 57 to 54 and Russellville defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 59 to 51.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Fire at a Glasgow brake factory

Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a fire at a Glasgow factory. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to Akebono Brake where a fire occurred in a heat treat oven. The fire spread through the exhaust system to the roof of the building. The fire was extinguished and is believed to have started in the debris inside the machine and the exhaust system. Two employees were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. One was released and the other employee was admitted for observation. No other injuries were reported.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Kentucky Down Under donating to Australia

Australia is continuing to face one of the country's worst wildfire seasons in years. A local business in Horse Cave is wanting to help. General Manager Mick McGill, at Kentucky Down Under, is a native of south Australia and will be donating 50% of their January proceeds to the Australia Zoo to support their efforts to care for the animals that are suffering from the devastation caused by the fires. For more information, visit Kentucky Down Under in Horse Cave.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent position

Metcalfe County Schools are continuing to accept applications for the position of Superintendent. Benny Lile, who has served as superintendent of Metcalfe County schools for seven years and 35 years of experience in the education field, announced his retirement at the November school board meeting.  A screening committee to find the next superintendent of Metcalfe County schools has been appointed and is scheduled to meet next week.

The advertisement is posted on the school district's website at www.metcalfeschools.com.  The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Two arrested in Edmonson County

Two people have been arrested in Edmonson County after attempting to hide from authorities. On Thursday, police arrived at a home in Smiths Grove where two individuals ran to the back. Authorities located Kyra L. Holt, who was in possession of more than half an ounce of suspected marijuana. Jacob D. Burton was also located hiding in a closet at the home. Burton was a fugitive from Warren County wanted on probation violation charges. Both were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Kyra Holt was also charged with Escape, 2nd degree, after attempting to exit a patrol cruiser while handcuffed.  Both were taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Two drug arrests made in Glasgow 

Two drug arrests were made in Glasgow over the weekend. Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday along Humble Avenue. The officer detected a marijuana odor coming from the car. After a search of the vehicle, Griffin

Sowers, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces, first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and no registration plates. A passenger, identified as Austin Causeway was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense) and receiving stolen property (firearm).  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Juvenile driver and passenger arrested

A juvenile driver and a passenger are in custody after a high speed chase in Grayson County.  A Grayson County Sheriff's sergeant responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle Sunday on Morgantown St. in Caneyville.

Upon contact with the vehicle, the driver, who was a juvenile, sped away.  Speeds during the pursuit reached over 100 miles per hour. The sheriff's office says the passenger, 18 year-old Aaron Crowe, from Scottsville, began chucking pieces of wood and other debris at the sergeant's cruiser during the chase. The pursuit continued on KY 79 into Butler County, where the vehicle stopped and the two occupants fled on foot. The Butler County Sheriff's Office assisted in the apprehension. During the struggle, a Grayson County Officer was injured.  Aaron Crowe was charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd & 3rd, Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Receiving

Stolen Property $500-$10,000, Assault 2nd Degree (Police Officer) and Wanton Endangerment 1st (Police Officer). He was taken to the Grayson County Detention Center. The juvenile, who was already wanted by the Department of Juvenile Justice, faces similar chargers and was  lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Hart County man arrested for meth

A 38 year-old Hart County man was arrested Friday on charges of trafficking in crystal methamphetamine. The Hart County Sheriff's Office said deputies stopped a vehicle driven by 38 year-old Jeffery O. Clancy, of Munfordville, near the I-65 exit ramp in Munfordville. An investigation found that Clancy was transporting about 4 ounces of crystal meth, according to the sheriff's office. A search warrant executed at Clancy's residence on Elk Street led to the finding of more evidence of drug trafficking. Clancy was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, five counts of third-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree promoting contraband and operating on a suspended/revoked license. Clancy was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Dog missing after I-65 crash

A dog is still missing after a fatal crash Friday evening on I-65 in Hart County. According to a post on the Warren County Lost and Found Pets Facebook page, Cookie, a 12-week-old Terrier, escaped from a vehicle that was involved in the crash at mile marker 55 between Horse Cave and City City. The post reads that Cookie's owner is in the intensive care unit at the hospital. Cookie is black and brown and not wearing a collar. If you have seen Cookie, you're asked to contact the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society or (502) 390-5716.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night area high school basketball action: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Franklin-Simpson 53 to 38. Hart County's Dea Bradley and Haley Sturgeon both scored 16 points each.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night area high school basketball: Hart County Lady Raiders will host Franklin-Simpson in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of the girls varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

In area high school basketball action Tuesday night:  Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to take on Russellville in a girl/boy doubleheader at 6:00 p.m.  The Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road

taking on John Hardin in a JV/Varsity game at 5:00 p.m. Hart County Boys will entertain Franklin Simpson at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night in the Class 2A Tournament. Studio 101 will be on the air with live play by play coverage of the Boys Class 2A tournament beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Hart County Chamber's Quarterly Luncheon

The Board of Directors of the Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host the first quarterly business luncheon of the year on Wednesday, January 8th, at the Hart County Fairgrounds at noon. It features Judge/Executive Joe Choate with a State of the County update and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ashli Watts who will share some of the business concerns and key issues included in the Kentucky Chamber's 2020 Legislative agenda. The cost is $12. For reservations, call 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Fatal crash on I-65

Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green, received a call for service in reference to a mutli-vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred on I-65 southbound near the 55 mile marker in Hart County. A preliminary investigation revealed that 25 year-old Davontay H. Baker, of Bowling Green, was operating a 2007 Chevy SUV traveling southbound on I-65 when he lost control of his vehicle. Baker's vehicle exited the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail before reentering the travel portion of I-65. 20 year-old Dennis D. Julian, of MI, who was operating a 2004 Chevy pickup, struck Baker's vehicle as it reentered southbound lanes. Baker's vehicle was then struck by a 2014 International tractor and trailer being operated by 52 year-old Ruben Villanueva-Suarez, of Tampico, MX. Villanueva-Suarez's vehicle continued southbound striking a 2010 Jeep SUV being operated by 50 year-old Donna Cook, of Shelbyville. A passenger in Baker's vehicle, 40 year-old Melissa A. Coffey, of Bowling Green, was ejected during the collision and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Davontay Baker, along with three juvenile passengers were transported to the Medical Center at Caverna where they were treated and released. Dennis Julian was transported to the Medical Center at Caverna where he was treated for minor injuries. Donna Cook and a juvenile passenger were also transported to the Medical Center at Caverna where they were treated and released. A third passenger in Cook's vehicle, 41 year-old Tonya R. Smith, of Shelbyville, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital, where she is listed in serious condition. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Bowling Green man charged with rape

A Bowling Green man has been charged with rape and distributing obscene material with juveniles. The Warren County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division has began investigating a complaint involving a 15 year-old pregnant juvenile that reported the father of the child was an adult. Through the two month investigation, 27 year-old Obandar Khan, of Bowling Green, was identified as a suspect regarding sexual offenses involving juveniles. It was determined that Khan had sexual contact with the 15 year-old female on two different occasions. It was also determined that Khan was using electronic equipment to send sexual matter to minors. Another victim was also identified and located in St. Paul, Minnesota, that was 16 years of age. The investigation is still ongoing. Khan was charged with 1 count of Rape, 3rd degree, 2 counts of prohibited use of electronic communications system to procure minor/peace officer reference sex offenses, 4 counts of distribution obscene matter to minors, 1st offense and 1 count of sexual abuse, 1st degree. Khan was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Elderly woman's death ruled accidental

An elderly woman’s death is being ruled accidental.  71 year-old Shirley L. Brince, of Bowling Green, was found New Year’s Eve on a sidewalk along Durbin Drive, surrounded in blood. Brince was taken to an area hospital last Tuesday and died. Police say she had a stab wound on her left side and the wound was ruled accidental after she fell on a kitchen knife inside her shoulder bag. Video surveillance doesn't indicate why she fell, but she was alone at the time.

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for assault

A 40 year-old Bowling Green man has been arrested after assaulting a woman. The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic complaint at a home in Smiths Grove at 12:09 a.m. Thursday morning. When deputies arrived, they found a victim who stated she had been choked to unconsciousness, hit in the face and then choked again. Authorities say she had redness around her neck, scratches on her chest and apparent swelling to the left side of her jaw. Deputies then contacted 40 year-old Bobby Chadwick Vanmeter, who admitted to physically restraining the victim after an argument. Vanmeter was arrested and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail and is charged with Strangulation - 1st degree, Unlawful Imprisonment - 1st degree and Assault - 4th degree (Domestic Violence) minor injury. Vanmeter is being held on a $6,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Elderly woman dies from wound

An elderly woman has died from a wound in Warren County. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to Durbin Drive near Glen Lily Road Tuesday around 5:50 p.m. in reference to a welfare check on a woman who was lying on a sidewalk. Officers found 71 year-old Shirley L. Brince surrounded by a large amount of blood and a wound in her side. First aid was given to Brince by officers. She later died at a hospital. Police are looking for two vehicles who are believed to have checked on Brince. They do not consider the people in these vehicles to be suspects. An autopsy is being performed to determine Brince's cause of death and the investigation is underway.  The investigation continues.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

Friday night:  Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 beginning at 5:15 p.m. for the girls pregame show as we bring you live coverage of both games.

The game scheduled for Saturday for Hart County Boys and Louisville Collegiate has been cancelled. 

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Glasgow Saturday at 6:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be broadcasting the Varsity girl’s game at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Fatal house fire in Edmonson County

The Edmonson County Dispatch called Kentucky State Police on Wednesday to a possible fatal residential fire at 2916 William Simmons Road in Edmonson County at 3:30 a.m. Police say multiple fire departments went to the scene and extinguished the fire. 66 year-old Warren Kessinger, of Bowling Green, was found dead in the burnt residence. No foul play is suspected at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Two arrested at area park

Officers with the Glasgow Police Department made an arrest last weekend at an area park. The Glasgow Police Department said in a Monday news release that officers responded to Beaver Trail Park in reference to a drug complaint. An officer made contact with Kevin DeWeese. Police said he denied consent to search the vehicle. Glasgow Police K-9 Joe was deployed for an open-air sniff and alerted on the vehicle for narcotics. Officers located methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana in the car. DeWeese was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense). A passenger, identified as Lindsey Dodson, was also arrested. She was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense) and possession of synthetic drugs (first offense). DeWeese and Dodson were lodged at the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Simpson County Welcome Center demolition

The State has announced the Simpson County Welcome Center, built in 1974 and located at the zero mile marker on I-65 in southern Kentucky, is closing Thursday for demolition and reconstruction with the new facility expected to be completed in the fall of 2020. The center has not received any major upgrades in over four decades.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Driver of stolen vehicle arrested

A driver of a stolen vehicle was arrested in Hart County Monday after a police pursuit. A deputy with the Hart County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop along Eudora Road near Horse Cave. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Nashville, Tennessee. The driver refused to stop and several agencies joined in the pursuit including Kentucky State Police, Horse Cave, Munfordville and Cave City Police and the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. The driver traveled onto Hwy 218 and turned onto 31-W, heading toward Horse Cave. 28 year-old Mathew Lashley was arrested and charged with speeding 26 mph or greater-speed limit, careless driving, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer (3 counts), theft of motor vehicle, display of illegal/altered registration plate, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravating circumstances), 1st offense, wanton endangerment, 1st degree (3 counts).  He was also served an outstanding warrant for absconding parole supervision.  Lashley was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Bicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony

Approximately 30 people were in attendance Monday morning for the Bicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony at the Courthouse in Munfordville. Several individuals, students and businesses participated in supplying items for the capsule. The 50 year time capsule will be on display at the courthouse until 2069.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Warren East Monday night in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 as we bring you live coverage of the girls varsity game beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Homicide investigation in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred on Friday evening. Authorities received a call at 8:04 p.m. Friday about a disturbance at 2748 Torridge Avenue. Police said the disturbance was reported at apartment 123. While en route, officers were informed that shots had been fired. Officers found 19 year-old Holden Heath with a gunshot wound to his chest. Heath was taken to the hospital where he died. 20 year-old Nathanael M. Nevarez was determined to be the suspect in the incident. Detectives and officers located Nevarez inside a home at 680 Jackson Street in apartment 39. Navarez was arrested on a parole warrant and was brought to the Bowling Green Police Department for an interview. Police determined he force his way into the apartment and shot Holden. He has been charged with murder and first-degree burglary. Holden is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation continues.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Glasgow Police seek info on shoplifters

Glasgow Police need help identifying multiple suspects who entered the Walmart Shopping Center around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th. Police say the suspects were observed shoplifting on surveillance footage. Anyone with information about this theft, please contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

After Christmas highschool basketball Tournaments

In area highschool basketball action Friday night, Caverna Boys will travel to Hancock County to take on McLean County at 7:30 p.m.

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament Action on Friday, Hart County Boys will take on Carlisle County at 1:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the boys game beginning at 1:15 p.m. Hart County Boys will play again Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Hart County will then play Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

New Year's Eve closings

Cave City City Hall will be closed Tuesday, December 31st, & Wednesday, January 1st, for New Years. Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Tuesday & Wednesday, December 31st & January 1st and Saturday, January 4th, for New Years. All federal, state and local offices will be closed Wednesday for the New Year's holiday. Post offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail.

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Drug arrest in Allen County

A traffic stop early Thursday morning in Allen County has led to a drug arrest.  While on patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration plates. After interviewing the driver and the passenger, K-9 Niko was deployed. The passenger of the vehicle, Tamara Kraft-Johnson, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree- drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. She was lodged in the Allen County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Stabbing at Warren County apartment

An investigation is continuing after a naked man forced his way inside an apartment in Warren County Wednesday.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office say they found Terrell Clark naked outside of the apartment at East Heights. An investigation revealed that Clark forced his way inside and assaulted a woman.  One of the occupants at the apartment used a pocket knife in self-defense, striking Clark. Terrell Clark was flown to Skyline Hospital for treatment of stab wounds. The female victim was taken to the hospital for injuries as well. 

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Scottsville family loses home to house fire

A Scottsville family lost their home in a fire over the Christmas Holiday. The family believes the fire was electrical and started in their sons' room.  The parents say their 4 year-old came into the room Wednesday night  screaming that the house was on fire. The owners say the smoke alarms never sounded. Firefighters responded quickly to the home, but it was a total loss.  A family friend has set up a donation page to help the Martin

family.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Search continues for two inmates

The search continues for two escaped inmates from two separate incidents from last week. The first happened Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m. Officials say 36 year-old Michael Lane walked away while on work release near Scottsville Road and Oliver Street in Bowling Green. Lane was booked in jail for several charges including: receiving stolen property of $10,000 or more, theft by unlawful taking and persistent felony offender. The second incident happened Wednesday afternoon. Officials say two inmates, Kevin Allen and Matthew Hicks, escaped from Allen County Sheriff's custody while being transported to Allen County for court. Police say Hicks was arrested not long after fleeing police, but Allen stole a vehicle and got away from police. Allen is facing several charges including: robbery, 1st degree, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and persistent felony offender. Lane is described as a 36 year-old white man with brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5'10" tall, weighs approximately 175 pounds and was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt. Allen is described as a 46 year-old white man, with brown eyes, approximately 5'9" tall, weighing 180 pounds. Meanwhile, the search continues for the two missing inmates.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Bowling Green woman stabbed outside apartment

The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to East Heights to a complaint of a stabbing. Authorities found Terrell Clark naked outside of the apartment. After an investigation, it was determined that Clark had forced his way inside the apartment and assaulted his wife. In self-defense, Clark was also stabbed several times. Terrell Clark was flown to Skyline Hospital for treatment. The female victim was transported to the hospital for injuries as well. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

After Christmas highschool basketball Tournaments

In area highschool basketball action Thursday night in the Caverna Lady Colonels Classic, Caverna Lady Colonels will host Butler County at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the the girl's varsity game starting at 5:45 p.m.

Friday night, Caverna Boys will travel to Hancock County to take on McLean County at 7:30 p.m.

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament Action on Friday, Hart County Boys will take on Carlisle County at 1:30 p.m. and then will play again Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Studio 1010 will have live coverage of the 1st game at 1:15 p.m. with the pregame show. Hart County will then play Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Man takes his life during traffic stop

The Barren County Sheriff's Office received a call about a domestic altercation between family members on Christmas Eve just after 7:00 a.m. Police say a family member was following another family member after a domestic altercation between both subjects at their residence. A deputy observed one of the family members vehicles and made a traffic stop on Happy Valley Road. The deputy ordered the subject to exit the vehicle and moments later heard a single gunshot come from inside the vehicle. The male subject sustained a fatal wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is ongoing. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Glasgow City Police.

 

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Glasgow man arrested in Center

A Glasgow man was arrested Saturday after a welfare check in Metcalfe County. 40 year-old James E. Vibbert was unconscious inside a vehicle along Main Street in Center. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, when police approached Vibbert, they noted he had drug paraphernalia lying in "plain view." Police also located suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, various controlled substances and several items of drug paraphernalia. Vibbert was removed from the vehicle and was administered a series of field sobriety tests. Vibbert was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of a controlled substance (hallucinogen), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Vibbert was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Area high school girl's tournament action

In the Russellville Holiday Christmas Tournament Sunday, Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Logan County 68 to 48.

Coming up Thursday night, Caverna Lady Colonels Classic gets underway as the Lady Colonels host Butler County at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage beginning with the girl's pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

In Friday night area high school basketball action: Caverna Boys will travel to Hancock County to take on McClean County at 7:30 p.m.

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament:

Hart County Boys will take on Carlisle County Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and then play Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the 1st game Friday at 1:15 p.m. with the pregame show. Hart County will then play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Closings for Christmas holiday

All local state and federal offices will be closed Christmas Day. The Hart County Clerk's Office will close Monday at 2:00 p.m. and reopen Friday, December 27th, at 8:00 a.m. Cave City City Hall will be closed December 24th & 25th for Christmas.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Heating bill assistance available beginning January 6th

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Jan. 6, 2020.  LIHEAP assists households that are in a home heating crisis.

The program is operated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications will be taken at convenient Community Action locations. Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Gift card bandits sought by Cave City Police

Police in Cave City are continuing to search for a man and a woman who are accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards. Police said the two are stopping at Dollar General Stores in Cave City and the surrounding area. Police said the woman is telling store employees that she knows how to do the gift card transaction because she worked for Dollar General in the past. Police suspect the woman could be a former employee of Dollar General. If you have any information, you're asked to call Cave City Police dispatch at 270-651-5151. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Arrest made at adult bookstore

A 45 year-old man has been arrested at the Horse Cave Adult Bookstore. Hart County Deputy Jacob Hodges responded to a complaint at the Horse Cave Adult Bookstore Saturday night in regards to a patron refusing to leave the premises. Jason Walker, of Dixon, Ky., was found to be under the influence of and in possession of narcotics. Walker was subsequently arrested on scene for Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol) and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Methamphetamine. Walker was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting on scene was the Horse Cave Police Department.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday night, December 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Several items are listed on the agenda.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner

The 10th Annual Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner will be served Christmas day at Campground Church Pavilion, serving the communities of Bonnieville, Upton, Munfordville, Cub Run and Horse Cave and delivering to the sick and shut-ins or to anyone who doesn't have transportation to get there. Some items that are still needed include: hams, desserts and canned drinks. The meal will begin around noon with deliveries going out around 11:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend the meal at the pavilion from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Christmas Day. For more information, call Betty Bowman at 270-531-3265 or Tawana Bowman at 270-528-1680.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Radcliff man sentenced in murder case

Abdullah White, of Radcliff, was sentenced in Larue Circuit Court to 45 years in prison for a 2011 murder and burglary at a residence in Buffalo. The murder of Kristie Lynne Allen has continued in the courtrooms of Larue County for nearly eight years. On December 30th, 2011, Allen was found dead inside of a home in Buffalo. She was house-sitting at the College Street residence while her friend was on vacation. The residence was burglarized while Allen was there which led to the burglar taking Allen's life. Abdullah White, 43, was arrested and charged with Allen's murder in 2011, and initially pleaded guilty to the charges four years later entering an Alford plea which means without admitting guilt, the defendant acknowledges evidence against him could result in conviction. On June 29th, 2018, White entered a motion to withdraw his plea stating he was coerced by his family and his legal team. He also claimed to be a victim of circumstance recounting violent sexual experiences from his past. More than a year has passed since he entered that motion before it was dismissed by the court. On Monday, White again appeared before the Larue Circuit Judge John David Seay for final sentencing. White was sentenced to serve 30 years for Allen's murder and 15 years for additional charges such as first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. White is to serve all sentences consecutively for a total of 45 years. White must serve 85% of his 45-year sentence in order to be eligible for parole.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Two arrest after shoplifting complaint

Glasgow Police responded to Walmart along Happy Valley Road on Sunday in reference to a shoplifting complaint.  22 year-old Carri Forrister, of Glasgow, who had previously been banned from entering the store, was

arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and failure to notify address change to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 28 year-old Justin K. Bennett, of Glasgow, was also arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking of property under $500 (shoplifting) and failure to notify address change to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The items were returned to the store. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Forrister has since been released. She has two unsecured bonds pending. One is for $2500 and the other for $505. Bennett was released on his own recognizance, according to the jail website.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Burglary suspect sought in Monroe County

Authorities in Monroe County are searching for a burglary suspect. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect believed to have been involved in an attempted burglary in the Gumm Tree/Flippin area.

The suspect is described as a white man around 5'6" tall with brown hair. He is believed to be wearing a green reflective jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was last seen on KY-100 near HWY 249. Anyone with any information, is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (270) 487-6622.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Munfordville IGA robbed at gunpoint

According to Police Chief Greg Atwell, the Munfordville IGA was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night around 9:14 p.m. Chief Atwell says the suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20's and was on foot. He was wearing a red University of Louisville hoodie and a mask. The suspect approached the clerk with a firearm demanding money and approximately $280 in cash was taken. If you have any information concerning the robbery, please call KSP or your local law enforcement agency. Munfordville City Police was assisted by Kentucky State Police and the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Tuesday night high school basketball

In girl's action from area high school basketball Tuesday night:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated the Metcalfe County Lady Hornets 78 to 64. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 27 points, Kylie Adcock scored 18 points and Hayley Sturgeon had 26 points. Metcalfe County's Jaycie Harper scored 26 points.

In boys action Tuesday night:

Metcalfe County boys defeated Hart County Raiders 80 to 72. Hart County's Braydon Bell scored 23 points, Jordan Burden had 16 points. Metcalfe County's Boston Devore scored 30 points.

 

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Friday night area high school basketball

In Friday area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels will be on the road taking on Larue County at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action Friday night against Butler County in the tournament at Russellville. The Lady Raiders will play at 6:00 p.m.

Hart County Boys will host Central Hardin in a JV/Varsity game against Central Hardin at 5:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have coverage of the boys varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Warren County inmate escapes work release

Warren County authorities are looking for an escaped inmate. Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call from the Warren County Regional Jail Tuesday morning stating than an inmate had walked away from work release near Scottsville Road and Oliver Street in Warren County. 36-year-old Michael Lane, of Bowling Green, is a white male, with brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5’10” tall, and weighs approximately 175 pounds. Lane was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Michael Lane, please call KSP at 270-782-2010. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Clarksville man dies in Logan County crash

A Clarksville man is dead dead after a single vehicle collision Monday afternoon in Logan County. The Logan County Sheriff's Department said a Waste Management Mack Truck was traveling southbound on US 79 South/Clarkson when it left the right side of the roadway for unknown reasons. The report said the semi struck a concrete culvert before overturning multiple times coming to a rest upside down next to the tree line. The driver, 39-year-old Demetrius Robinson, had to be removed from the cab by mechanical means. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

Bethlehem Banshees defeated the Caverna Lady Colonels 75 to 70. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 34 points. In boys action, Bethlehem defeated Caverna Boys 62 to 47. Caverna's Jaxton Dunagan scored 19 points and Drew Rhodes scored 16 points.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Former Central Hardin student and former bus driver die in crash

According to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release, 17 year-old John "J.T." Wiglesworth was traveling westbound Monday morning when his car went into a skid and entered the eastbound lane of U.S. 62 where it collided with a van driven by 79 year-old Louise Pullen, 79, of Elizabethtown.  Both Pullen and Wiglesworth were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Police say there were no other occupants in the vehicles.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

E-town grandfather indicted for assault

An Elizabethtown grandfather has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on assault charges. 59 year-old John Starks, Jr. was arrested in October for striking a teenage grandson at least twice with a wooden cane.

Elizabethtown Police De­part­ment officers interviewed the teen, and said there were visible welts and marks, along with bleeding on the left side of the teen's head. Starks was arrested and released the same day on a $5,000 unsecured bond.  The indictment includes a charge of second-degree assault and domestic violence.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Hart County Manor residents return home

Residents of Hart County Manor have returned to their home in Munfordville. The Munfordville Fire Department responded to the manor Sunday evening where a small grease fire in the kitchen had occurred and was extinguished.  For the safety of the residents, they were moved to the fire house where the American Red Cross provided cots, food and other items.  Officials say Hart County Schools provided a school bus to transport the residents to and from the firehouse. The state fire marshal inspected the facility Monday morning and gave an all-clear for the residents to return to their rooms around 1 p.m. Due to damage to the stove, the kitchen is

currently not in full use and meals will be catered at the facility until the damages are repaired.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested in Barren County

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on drug charges in Barren County. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by 27 year-old Ryan S. Picard on S L Rogers Wells Boulevard. A duffel bag containing more than two pounds of marijuana was found inside the vehicle, along with digital scales and a large amount of money. Picard was arrested and charged with numerous drug charges, including: trafficking in

marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Picard was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Marijuana grow operation found in Metcalfe County

A Marijuana grow operation was found in Metcalfe County over the weekend. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office attempted to execute an arrest warrant at a residence on Society Hill Road Saturday night, but were unable to locate anyone at the residence.  While searching for the wanted person, deputies discovered evidence of marijuana growing inside the home. After obtaining a search warrant, the growing operation was found in the basement of the home with several pounds of processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia and three firearms. The property owners, 36 yerar-old Frank H. Ballard Jr., and 36 year-old Shaundra A. Ballard, returned home and were taken into custody. They were charged with cultivating in marijuana (5 plants or more); trafficking in marijuana; possession of marijuana; and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.  Shaundra Ballard was also served with a bench warrant for Warren District Court.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Two arrested in Glasgow on drug charges

Two people have been arrested in Barren County on drug and other charges over the weekend.  On Sunday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Fivestar on East Main Street where they made contact with Amanda Nichols and Eddie Vibbert. According to the report, Nichols was attempting to destroy some checks that had been stolen from another person. Officers searched Eddie and Amanda's vehicle and located methamphetamine and syringes. Nichols was arrested and charged with Forgery, Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Vibbert was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both were taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Bethlehem in a girl/boy doubleheader Monday night at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with play by play coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will take on Barren County at Park City Elementary School in a girl/boy double header starting at 6:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Metcalfe County in a girl/boy double header starting at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101/WLOC will be on the air with live coverage starting with the girl's pregame show at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Kitchen fire at Hart County Manor

The State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a fire at Hart County Manor in Munfordville. The fire was reported Sunday night and was confined to the kitchen area.  According to Hart County Emergency Management Director Kerry McDaniel, the facility received mainly smoke damage and residents were moved to the Munfordville Fire Department building. The residents will remain at the Munfordville Fire Department building until they may return back to the facility or be relocated to another facility. The county and Red Cross assisted the Munfordville Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Two Metcalfe County men arrested

Two Metcalfe County men have been arrested in connection to an arrest warrant.  Authorities responded to a home on Old Tompkinsville Road in Summer Shade, to serve an arrest warrant. Several individuals were located at the residence. Police also recovered a stolen pistol.  33 year-old Timothy E. Pittman, Jr., of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 31 year-old Jonerik Lynn was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm), first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Suspect sought in armed robbery

The Adair County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery. Glasgow Police shared on Facebook a photo from the scene of the subject believed to be involved. They say the subject could possibly be in a grey or silver vehicle. Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Adair County Sheriff's Department at 270-384-2776.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Metcalfe County

Deputies in Metcalfe County have captured a fugitive. According to police, around 2:00 p.m. Thursday, they saw a white man near Branstetter Park Old Trace Road in Summer Shade. Officials believed the man fit the description of Anthony Marrs. The man then fled into the residence. Marrs was a known fugitive from police. Officials then went to the home and found Marrs hiding in the attic. Marrs was arrested, he is facing a theft charge, trafficking charge and a possession charge. Marrs was also served with a probation violation warrant. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Child sexual exploitation arrest

A 25 year-old Hart County man was arrested Wednesday on charges related to rape and child sexual exploitation. Kentucky State Police arrested 25 year-old Devin L. Avery after an investigation into distribution of sexual explicit images of minors posted online. The investigation began after receiving a complaint that Avery had posted several sexual explicity images of underage females online. Avery is currently charged with one count of Rape in the 1st degree and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st degree. Avery was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Toddler's murder case heads to Grand Jury

Alexandra Richardson appeared in Edmonson County District Court Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing on multiple charges, including murder. This is Richardson's second appearance in court, following an arraignment Tuesday morning. During the arraignment, District Court Judge J. B. Hines appointed Richardson an attorney and entered her into a not guilty plea because she is charged with a felony and she cannot plead guilty to a felony in district court. In court Tuesday, it was revealed that a preliminary report ruled 22 month-old Carson McCullough died from asphyxiation due to near-drowning. Prosecutors presented some of their evidence, revealing Carson had been in floodwaters for an hour before being found. The case will now move on to a grand jury. Richardson remains lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Man receives pardon from governor

One of the people who received a pardon from former Gov. Matt Bevin before his term ended this week was 26 year-old Daniel Hostetler, who was serving a 13-year prison sentence for the death of 19-year-old Brandon

Crain of Hart County. Hostetler was indicted by a Hart County grand jury in May 2013 on first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence. Crain went missing in January 2012. His body was recovered from the Green River in Butler County by fishermen in April 2012. Hostetler was released from prison on Wednesday afternoon. His case was scheduled for review in Hart Circuit Court on Dec. 17th.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. EARLENE BRANSTETTER, PASTOR OF WISDOM FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE FOLLOWING REPORTS WERE MADE:

SHERIFF JEFF WILSON GAVE THE SHERIFFS REPORT, ROAD DEPARTMENT, BALDING/ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR, COURTROOM MAINTENANCE, AND JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A
TOTAL OF 224 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
THE COURT THEN APPROVED: BUDGET TRANSFER #7, PAYMENT TO SCOTTY CONTRACTING AND STONE FOR DISCRETIONARY ROADS, CLERKS 2019 BUDGET AMENDMENT, BUDGET AND SALARY CAPS FOR THE CLERKS OFFICE, BUDGET AND SALARY CAPS FOR THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, APPLY FOR EMERGENCY ROAD AID FOR ROBERT STINSON ROAD, AGREEMENT WITH BOWLING GREEN HUMANE SOCIETY, APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS FOR VARIOUS BOARDS, AND 2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY WORKERS.
THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2020, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

High school Friday night basketball

In area high school basketball action Friday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Larue County Friday night in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Studio 101 will be on the air with the girls pre-game show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Ribbon cutting for Hart County Chamber

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for their new location in Munfordville. The chamber is moving to the building formally occupied by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Everyone is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, December 18th. The ribbon cutting will begin at 3:00 p.m. followed by light refreshments and door prize drawings until 6:00 p.m. For more information, call the Chamber at 270-524-2892.

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Store robbed in Grayson County

Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a convenience store south of Leitchfield Tuesday night. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says the Smitty City Convenience Store located on KY 259S was robbed at gunpoint around 7:10 p.m. The clerk told deputies that a male entered the store wearing a dark-colored ski mask, dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and gloves and demanded the money from the register. GCSO says the clerk complied but was struck in the back with the weapon that the suspect was carrying. The suspect then left with the cash in an unknown direction. The clerk refused transport to a medical facility. GCSO encourages anyone with information about this crime to contact them immediately at 270-259-3024 or your local lawn enforcement agency. Additionally, if anyone who lives in the area of Smitty City and has a camera pointing towards KY 259 or KY 226 that may have captured any vehicles passing through during the time of the robbery, please call the GCSO. A monetary reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual involved.

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Traffic Advisory - I65 Northbound Near Munfordville
Work to repair a slope washout adjacent to the pavement will require closure of the right lane along Interstate 65 between Mile Markers 66-67 just north of Munfordville on Thursday, December 12th. This will reduce traffic from three lanes to two. Work is expected to begin around 8am Central and will take most of the day (4pm Central). Motorists should slow down and pay close attention to merge signage when approaching the area.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Judge Executive to apply for Emergency Road Aid, approve agreement with Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society and approve appointment of board members for various boards. Also approve to cancel January 2nd and January 16th, 2020 Fiscal Court meetings and approve January 9th & 23rd, 2020 as January's Fiscal Court meetings.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's high school basketball action:

In girls action, Green County defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 66 to 35, with Dea Bradley scoring 9 points for the Lady Raiders.

In boys action, Hart County defeated Green County 67 to 59 with Hart County's Trevor Blair scoring 21 points and Jordan Burden scoring 16 points.

Larue County defeated Caverna 70 to 42 with Larue County's Mark Goode scoring 26 points.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Radcliff man indicted for sexual abuse

A Radcliff man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury for reportedly sexually abusing a female family member multiple times over a two-year period. 28 year-old Sean Christopher Jurgens has been held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center since his October 10th arrest. He faces first-degree sodomy and incest. Jurgens also was indicted on one count of first-degree sexual abuse. According to Jurgen's arrest warrant, he engaged in sexual relations with a female family member younger than 12 at least twice a week for more than a year. According to an arrest warrant, Jurgens admitted to his wife the allegations against him were true. The warrant said the reported abuse occurred from September 30th, 2017 through October of this year.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Church break-in arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested after breaking into a church. According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was dispatched to Loving Springs Baptist Church on Park City-Glasgow Road Monday in reference to a man who called from the church's number. At the church, a deputy found 40-year-old Jeremy A. Harper inside a bathroom. The front door of the church had been damaged.  Harper was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, first-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication (excludes alcohol).  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

West Virginia man sentenced in deadly crash

The man responsible for a 2018 car crash that killed two teenagers was sentenced in court Tuesday. 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of Marion, West Virginia was convicted October 28th in the deaths of 18 year-old Jacob Barber and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters, of Elizabethtown.  Welsh was fleeing from authorities in Meade County in a stolen pickup when he entered the emergency lane of 31W at the intersection of Battle Training Road. Welsh struck a vehicle driven by Jacob Barber. Barber and Peeters were pronounced dead at the crash scene.  John Hardin High School students Macie McMillen and Cameron Brown were seriously injured in the crash as well.

Circuit Judge Ken Howard upheld the jury’s recommendation for four life sentences to run concurrently.  The families of victims have filed a civil suit against former Meade County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Casey.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Preliminary hearing for Edmonson County mother

A preliminary hearing is scheduled this week for an Edmonson County mother who is facing a murder charge.  Alexandra Richardson appeared in Edmonson County District Court Tuesday morning for an arraignment on multiple charges. She was arrested last Wednesday after an investigation by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department. On Monday, December 2nd, Richardson drove across a flooded bridge on Oak Hill Road where her car became stuck and eventually submerged in floodwater. She and her 7-year-old son managed to get to safety, but her 22 month-old, Carson McCullough, did not. Richardson claims she did not see a "road closed" sign, and that there was a swift current.  Because she is charged with a felony, the judge entered her into a not guilty plea for the murder of her 22-month-old toddler. Sheriff Doyle says a preliminary report by the medical examiner's office in Tennessee rules the toddler died from asphyxiation due to near-drowning. Officials say Richardson also admitted to recently using methamphetamine and marijuana before driving across the bridge. She is also charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (2 counts), and Operating Motor Vehicle under the Influence (drugs).

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Scottsville man arrested on drug charges

A Scottsville man was arrested on drug charges Monday morning. The Barren River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 84 Carver Drive in Scottsville in reference to a drug investigation. Detectives found approximately 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and several firearms inside of the residence. 30 year-old Dustin Richards, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, > 2 grams of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. All charges were enhanced due to the presence of firearms. Mr. Richards was lodged in the Allen County Jail. The DTF was assisted by the Allen County Sheriff's Department and K-9.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Phone scam warning in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department is warning people of a phone scam. The department says that the callers claim to be with the city police department and that the individual they are calling has warrants out. The caller then claims that said warrants can be satisfied by providing gift cards to the caller. BGPD says you should immediately hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Search warrant executed at adult bookstore

The Hart county Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at the Horse Cave Adult Bookstore. A search warrant was issued after the Hart County Sheriff's Office and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force conducted multiple undercover operations inside the Hart County business. Through investigation, it was discovered that the Adult Bookstore was trafficking in a volatile substance to persons for unlawful inhalation. The chemicals being sold contain solvents and other volatile substances. The toxic vapors emitted from these substances cause various side effects, to include death. Law enforcement also seized suspected methamphetamine and marijuana while on scene. The investigation continues and several felony arrests are expected.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Barren County woman wanting for stabbing

A Barren County woman is wanted after a Saturday stabbing. The Barren County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 26 year-old Brooke Pierce, who they said stabbed another woman Saturday. Pierce has since had an arrest warrant issued for her arrest. A female was stabbed and brought to the T. J. Samson emergency room just after 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Police interviewed the victim before she was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and she told them she was stabbed at a residence along Tompkinsville Road. Pierce is currently wanted for first degree assault. Police said anyone with information is urg