Friday, November 17th, 2017

Bowling Green man arrested in Cave City

A Bowling Green man was arrested Wednesday night in Cave City.  Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford pickup driving along Mammoth Cave Street in a careless manner. After a brief investigation, 49 year-old Christopher Jeffries, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with careless driving, failure to notify address change to the department of transportation and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, 2nd offense. Jeffries was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, November 17th, 2017

Madden court appearance in Allen County

 The man accused of killing seven-year-old Gabbie Doolin in November of 2015 will make a scheduled court appearance today in Allen County.  Timothy Madden is facing charges of murder, rape first degree (victim less than 12 years of age), sodomy first degree (victim less than 12 years of age), and kidnapping (victim death). It is still unclear where Madden's trial will be held. Madden's defense team is trying to move the trial away from Allen County and it's bordering counties. The Commonwealth's is asking that Madden's request for venue change outside of adjacent counties be denied.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR ROBBIE WARD OF PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS TOTAL OF 198 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. THE COURT APPROVED THE REAPPOINTMENT OF DIANE CHOATE AND BARBARA KESSLER TO THE HART COUNTY EXTENSION BOARD, APPROVED ROAD EASEMENT ON HARDY VALLEY ROAD AND LETTNER ROAD, HIRED R. L. MEREDITH AS PART TIME WORKER, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE DECEMBER 7TH.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 

Firefighters wanted in Munfordville

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Munfordville Fire Department for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT, and First-Responders. No previous experience is necessary, free training is offered, must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, male or female.  Applications may be picked up at Munfordville City Hall or online at Munfordvillefire.org. For more information, contact Chief Jackie Logsdon at 270-834-0169.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Armed robbery in Park City

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Park City Shell located on Mammoth Cave Parkway in Park City. The suspect entered the store wearing a brown Carhartt coat and a face mask to conceal portions of his face. The suspect then walked up to the employee at the register and demanded that they give him all their money. At that time, the suspect produced a handgun and placed it on the counter in front of the employee. After receiving the undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the store on foot and ran toward the neighboring Dollar General Store. It is believed the suspect at that time got into an unknown vehicle and fled toward I-65. Anyone with any information in reference to this investigation or the identity of the suspect, is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriffs Office at 270-651-2771. You may also contact the BCSO anonymous tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Kentucky man sentenced for child pornography

A Kentucky man has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison for dozens of child pornography charges. The News-Enterprise reports that Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard told Eric Easley, "This is the worst violation of human decency that I have seen in 30 years." The 48 year-old Easley was formally sentenced Tuesday as a part of a plea agreement on 42 felony charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Easley was one of 10 people in nine counties who were arrested as a result of an investigation. Easley will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence or 2 1/2 years. Upon release, he will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

E-town woman arrested for child abuse

A 36 year-old Elizabethtown woman has been arrested in connection with a claim of child abuse involving an autistic boy. Elizabethtown police said that Lisa Davis was arrested Monday afternoon. According to the report, Davis had struck a 5 year-old boy with autism in her care and slammed him to the ground with extreme force. District Judge Kim Shumate signed the warrant November 6th. The incident occurred around 6:00 a.m. November 2nd. Davis has been charged with third-degree criminal abuse, a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, Davis could face up to a year in prison. She was released on a $500 unsecured bond Tuesday afternoon from the Hardin County Detention Center. As a condition of her release, Davis is not allowed to have contact with the boy. Davis is scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court on December 11th.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Sentencing for teen involved in murder case

The final of five suspects charged in a killing inside an Elizabethtown townhouse almost two years ago will be sentenced next week for his role in the case. All five suspects, who were teenagers when Windell Jones was shot in the chest, accepted plea deals. 19 year-old Tyheim Taylor, of Radcliff, who was a juvenile when 22 year-old Jones was killed January 27th, 2016, accepted a 20 year plea deal Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court. Taylor received 20 years on a count of complicity to commit first-degree assault and complicity to tampering with physical evidence. He will be eligible for parole after serving 85% of his sentence - 171/2 years.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Abundance From 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, November 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

More local jobs are coming to Hart County

A large crowd was in attendance at Hollander Sleep Products in Munfordville on Wednesday as the company announced the addition of 70 new jobs.  Hollander is a large supplier to Wal-Mart stores in North America with 13 manufacturing locations and manufacturers of nearly 4 million mattress pads per year.  A Wal-Mart representative was in attendance and Lucas Witt of Gov. Matt Bevin’s office, made a special presentation.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

 

The Glasgow Police Department made several recent arrests. 24 year-old Schyler T. Kjelsen, of Greensburg, was arrested Saturday for driving on a DUI suspended license - 1st offense and display or possession of cancelled or fictitious operator's license. 38 year-old Michael E. Carlson, of Glasgow, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), no registration plates, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, wanton endangerment 1st degree- police officer, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (on foot), resisting arrest, and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.  22 year-old Quentel D. Bradley, of Glasgow, was arrested Sunday for failure to wear seatbelt, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, and prescription controlled substance not in the proper container, 1st offense.  21 year-old Lonya J. Clayton, of Glasgow, was arrested Monday and charged with resisting arrest and was served a bench warrant for failure to appear. All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, November 16th, at 6:00 p.m. at the central office.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet in session Thursday, November 16th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Road Easement on hardy Valley Road Don Thompson, approve Road Easement on Klettner Road, discuss road changes FY 16-17 with BRADD and discuss part-time maintenance worker.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Meet the Raiders Friday at Memorial Elementary

Meet the Raiders will be held Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Elementary School.  A chili supper and silent auction will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The introduction of players will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Updated filings for political office

Candidates choosing to file for political offices in Hart County for next year on the Democrat side include:

Inc. Lisa Hensley Sanders - County Clerk

Inc. Boston Hensley - Hart County Sheriff

Inc. Kayla Rountree - Hart County Circuit Clerk

Inc. Cindy Atwell - Hart County PVA

Inc. Israel Brown Bergenson - Hart County Jailer

Joe  Choate - Hart County Judge Executive

Inc. Gary Gardner - 1st District Magistrate

Inc. Ricky Alvey, 2nd District Magistrate

Randy Russell - 2nd District Magistrate

Inc. Ronald Riordan - 3rd District Magistrate

Inc. Lee Miles - 5th District Magistrate

Inc. William Tweedy - 3rd District Constable

James Kersey - Constable 3rd District
Filing on the Republican side was
:

Inc. Doug Wells - 4th District Magistrate and

Inc. Reggie Pettit - Hart County Coroner

Prospective candidates may file with the Hart County Clerk's Office.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Clothes for Kids fundraising total

The WLOC Clothes for Kids has gone over $352,000 since it was founded in 1998. The recent four day auction took in $3,666 and Saturday night's Homecoming Singing brought in $2200. Our many thanks to everyone who has helped make the program a huge success.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Son shot by mother in Grayson County

The Leitchfield Police Department and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on Maple Avenue late Friday night. Upon arrival, officials discovered that Barry Wilkerson had been shot several times by his mother, Paula Sims. They say the issue arose inside Sims' house, before Wilkerson returned to his vehicle outside. Grayson County Sheriff, Norman Chaffins says, "There was some type of argument, altercation. Wilkerson returned to the vehicle and that's where he was at when his mother came ouside. She shot her son through the passenger glass and struck him through the upper shoulder area, as well as the upper thigh and into the hand." Police questioned Sims and Wilkerson's wife, Sasha, on the scene of the shooting. They say Sims informed them that she was trying to prevent her son from taking his own life. Following the incident, Wilkerson left his mother's home and drove to an acquaintance's house before going to Twin lakes Hospital in Leitchfield. he was then transported to U of L Hospital to be treated with non-life threatening injuries. While no arrests have been made, once county officials have finished the investigation, they will hand over the information to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to determine whether or not charges will be filed.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Connecticut man arrested in Cave City

On Monday, Officer Judd with the Cave City Police Department, received information that a male subject was staying at the Budget Inn on N. Dixie Street and was a wanted subject by the U. S. Marshall Service. The officer made contact with a male subject at Budget Inn, who was identified as Robert McClintock. It was confirmed that McClintock was wanted out of the state of Connecticut for parole violation. McClintock was arrested and transported and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Man with rifle causes alarm in Wal-Mart

Glasgow Police responded to a call from Wal-Mart in Glasgow Monday morning after receiving reports of a man inside the store with a military style rifle. Multiple units responded and the store was evacuated. Law enforcement initially took the weapon while the situation was evaluated, but found no threat. He was given back his gun and the store reopened. Kentucky is an open carry state and the man stated he was exercising his 2nd amendment rights.  No one was injured and early reports indicate the man did not appear to be protesting or causing a scene.

 

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Two dead after crash in Hardin County

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal collision in Hardin County Saturday evening.  At approximately 7:00 p.m. EDST, KSP received a call in regards to a two vehicle accident in the 8000 block of U.S. 31-W (S. Dixie Hwy.).  Dakota Shane Reynolds (23) of Elizabethtown, along with passenger April Marie Bryant (20) of Radcliff, was traveling South on U.S. 31-W in a 1997 Toyota Tercel.  Magen Ilene Heath (26, Driver) and Ryan Joseph Heath (26), of Leitchfield, were traveling North on 31-W in a 2008 Ford Edge.  For Unknown reasons the vehicle driven by Reynolds spun out and entered the north bound lane causing the vehicle driven by Heath to strike the passenger side of Reynolds vehicle.  Dakota Reynolds and April Bryant were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner’s Office.  Magen Heath and Ryan Heath were both transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and later released.  The accident is still under investigation by Trooper/Reconstructionist Bryan Washer.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, November 14th, at noon at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Clothes for Kids sing raises $2200

The Fall WLOC Clothes for Kids Auction, Gospel Singing & Chili Supper was a huge success. The 4-day auction took in over $3,475 and the homecoming gospel singing Saturday night raised another $2200.  A big thank you to all the volunteers, those who donated and helped in any way to make this fundraiser a huge success.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

WKU student faces indictment in fatal shooting

A man faces an indictment in the fatal shooting of a friend while both were Western Kentucky University students. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Peter G. Gall was formally indicted Wednesday by a Warren County Grand Jury on a second-degree manslaughter charge in the September 3rd death of 21 year-old Kenneth Davis. The 21 year-old Gall entered a not guilty plea during a September initial court appearance. An arrest citation says Gall reported the shooting with a shotgun shortly afterward. The citation said Gall "wantonly caused the death of the victim", listing alcohol as a factor. Previous court testimony has called it an accidental shooting and said the death resulted from horseplay. Gall was released from jail September 8th on a $100,000 bond. An arraignment is set for December 11th.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Four killed in airplane crash

At 2:20 p.m., Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green, was notified of an aircraft accident which had occurred near Bewleytown Road in the Fountain Run community of Barren County, after a single engine aircraft struck multiple tree tops in a wooded area.  A total of four individuals were pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the aircraft accident. Three occupants were pronounced deceased on scene by the Barren County Coroner’s Office, and a fourth was pronounced deceased by the Warren County Coroner after being transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green. The victims were identified as 41 year-old Scott T. Foster and 15 year-old Noah Foster, both of Science Hill, and 41 year-old Kyle P. Stewart and 40 year-old Quinton D. Whitaker, both of Somerset. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, November 10th, 2017

Clothes for Kids auction a success

The Fall WLOC Clothes for Kids auction was a huge success. The 4 day auction took in over $3475.  A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year's auction a huge success. Also, make plans to come to the Light House Church in Horse Cave Saturday evening for the annual Clothes for Kids Gospel Sing. A meal will be served in the fellowship hall at 4:00 p.m.  The singing will begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Hart County Grand Jury indictments

Hart County Grand Jury has returned sixteen indictments this week.

They include:

42 year-old Mark Bruton, of Munfordville, for manufacturing meth and persistent felony offender.

50 year-old Tonya Sharp, of Munfordville, for forgery $300 or more.

49 year-old Arnold Smith, of Munfordville, for manufacturing meth and drug paraphernalia.

28 year-old Amber McKinney, of Horse Cave, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

54 year-old Flora Russell Casteel, of Munfordville, for manufacturing meth.

39 year-old Angel Wallace, of Bowling Green, for theft of an auto $500 or more, wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading police, criminal mischief, reckless driving, speeding 26 mph over and other charges.

29 year-old Joshua Jewell, of Hardyville, for 2 counts of sexual abuse and persistent  felony offender.

49 year-old Wendy Rowell, of Munfordville, for burglary, 1st degree.

28 year-old Stephanie Jackson, of Munfordville, for possession of meth and criminal trespassing.

38 year-old Kevin Deweese, of Glasgow, for possession of meth and persistent  felony offender.

34 year-old Kyle Reynolds, for assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading police and persistent felony offender.

32 year-old Amanda Wright, of Cub Run, for arson 1st and wanton endangerment.

40 year-old Tony Crain, of Bonnieville, for theft of services.

56 year-old Mark Caven, of Horse Cave, for possession of meth and marijuana.

40 year-old Michael Kinslow, of Munfordville, for retaliating against participant in legal process.

59 year-old Thomas Wright, of Cave City, for assault, 2nd degree and domestic violence.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Cave City man arrested for DUI

A 41 year-old Cave City man was arrested Wednesday night on DUI charges. After observing a silver 2003 Ford Mustang driving in a careless manner on Broadway Street, Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop. Nathan Kidd, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with careless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, 2nd offense.  Kidd was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Hart County Clerks Office closed

Hart County Clerks Office will be closed Friday and Saturday, November 10th & 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Funeral service for murdered Radcliff man

Funeral services are set for Saturday morning for a Radcliff man who was shot and killed last week inside his Knox Boulevard apartment. 56 year-old Bernard Williams, a native of Hollywood, Florida, who remained in this area following his retirement from the U. S. Army at Fort Knox, was pronounced dead at University of Louisville Hospital. Williams, a father to two daughters, was shot in the abdomen November 2nd. Timothy Hargroves, Jr., 36, has been charged with murder after police say he shot the victim then fled to a nearby field. He was captured by police the same night as the shooting. Williams worked at Mark's Feed Store in Elizabethtown since it's 2015 opening. The funeral for Williams will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Candidates file for political office

Wednesday was the first day candidates could file for political offices for next year.  Filings for the Democrat side in Hart County include:

Inc. Lisa Hensley Sanders - County Clerk

Inc. Boston Hensley - Hart County Sheriff

Inc. Kayla Rountree - Hart County Circuit Clerk

Inc. Cindy Atwell - Hart County PVA

Inc. Israel Brown Bergenson - Hart County Jailer

Joe  Choate - Hart County Judge Executive

Inc. Gary Gardner - 1st District Magistrate

Inc. Ricky Alvey, 2nd District Magistrate

Randy Russell - 2nd District Magistrate

Inc. Ronald Riordan - 3rd District Magistrate

Inc. Lee Miles - 5th District Magistrate

Inc. William Tweedy - 3rd District Constable

James Kersey - Constable 3rd District
Filing on the Republican side was Inc. Doug Wells - 4th District Magistrate.

Prospective candidates may file with the Hart County Clerk's Office.

 

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Bonnieville man arrested after stand-off

A 31 year-old Bonnieville man was arrested Tuesday after a standoff with officers in Hart County. While attempting to serve two Hart County warrants on Darrel Harry Eggeman III, of Campground Road, shots were fired by Eggeman. He was also holding another male subject inside the residence against his will. Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, Deputy Derick Murphy and Deputy Wesley England arrested Eggeman, charging him with attempted murder-police officer, kidnapping-adult, assault 3rd-police officer and wanton endangerment, 1st-police officer. The sheriff's office was also assisted by Constable Dennis Amos, Munfordville Police Department and Kentucky State Police. Eggeman was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Clinton County Deputy Jailer arrested

A Clinton County Deputy Jailer has been arrested and charged with starting a fire in the jail. Kentucky State Police say 31 year-old Adam Smith set some paper towels on fire in a storage closet inside the jail. There were 19 inmates and another deputy jailer inside the jail at the time, but no one was injured. The inmates were moved to the Russell and Pulaski County Jails. Smith has been charged with one count of arson and 20 counts of wanton endangerment. 

 

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

City of Edmonton water violation fine

The Kentucky Division of Water has issued the city of Edmonton a $2000 fine due to a violation. The violation involves the city's waste water treatment plant. Roger Boyers, an engineer with Water Management Services in Nashville spoke at Monday night's City Council meeting.  He explained that the violation was possibly due to heavy cleaning that occurred when the new elementary school was getting ready to open.  Boyers said a chemical used like a cleaning agent was highly acidic and apparently, caused all of the bacteriological treatment processes to be ineffective.  The Kentucky Division of Water did not accept the city's initial offer, but agreed to accept an offer of $2,000 as the fine. The city council voted to pay the fine. The school would not be asked to pay the fine, as the original source of the violation could not be proven.

 

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

First day filing for next year's election

Wednesday, November 8th, is the first day to file for election for next year. Candidates may file at the local county clerks office. All county offices are up for re-election. Studio 101 will have a report Thursday on the first day filings in Hart County

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met Monday night. The council accepted the lowest bid of $65,188 from Scotty's paving for blacktopping 5 streets in town. A motion was passed to pay $167,000 a year for Liability insurance on two Class D inmates whom the city uses from the Hart County Jail. A motion was passed to have two tree limbs cut on Woods Road and on North Washington Street. The mayor recognized the veterans who were present and thanked them for their service to our country.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

Several indictments were handed down in a recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury.  36 year-old Jamie Alexander Brown, of Edmonton. was indicted for Theft Of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate/Decal, Possession

of a Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia, Operating a Motor Vehicle while License Revoked/Suspended for DUI, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Maintain Insurance, No/Expired Registration Plates, No/Expired Registration Receipt and Persistent Felony Offender. 35 year-old Beto Vargas, of Glasgow, was indicted for three counts of Wanton Endangerment, Leaving the Scene of an accident, DUI, No Operator’s License,

and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.  24 year-old Brooke Mosby, of Summer Shade, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Theft/Receipt Stolen Credit/Debit Card, Drug Paraphernalia and Theft by Unlawful Taking.  And, 35 year-old Jennifer Dicks, of Cave City, was indicted on two counts: Assault 2nd Degree and Criminal Trespassing.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

 Phone scam calls using Glasgow Water identity

 A phone call scam investigation is underway in Glasgow. Someone is calling customers using what appears to be the phone number of the Glasgow Water Company. The caller then tells the customer their service is due for disconnection and needs to be paid. The Glasgow Water Company does not solicit payment by phone. If you have any concerns or questions about the scam, call 270-651-3727.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Four injured in Barren County crash

Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Barren County Saturday evening. Police say a 2005 Toyota Tacoma, driven by 43 year-old Jason Russell, of Glasgow, was traveling west on Cleveland Avenue, when he crossed the center lane striking a 1999 Chevy pick-up truck, driven by 24 year-old Christopher Stone. Russell’s truck then continued west striking a 2014 Nissan Altima.  Stone and a juvenile passenger, both of Edmonton, were transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Altima, 48 year-old Tina Logsdon, of Magnolia, along with a juvenile passenger, Leslie Logsdon, of Horse Cave, were also transported for treatment of injuries.

Jason Russell was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs, and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.  He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Teen killed in crash near E-town

Kentucky State Police Post 04 troopers worked a two-vehicle fatality accident on the Bluegrass Parkway Sunday afternoon. At approximately 3:39 p.m. EDST, Troopers responded to the 0 mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway just east of Elizabethtown on a report of a two vehicle accident. 17 year-old Connor Sheehan, of Bowling Green, was operating a 2006 Chevy HHR on the westbound on-ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway traveling towards I-65. 57 year-old Brenda Watkins, of Lexington, was operating a 2009 Ford Fusion and traveling east on the Bluegrass Parkway ramp headed towards NB I-65. For unknown reasons, the vehicle driven by Sheehan crossed the median, overturned and struck Watkins' vehicle head on. Connor Sheehan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Brenda Watkins was transported by Hardin County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

4 arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave police Officer Christopher Trulock arrested a Horse Cave man around 2:00 a.m. Friday night. 31 year-old Robert Myers was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and careless driving. Officer Trulock also arrested a Buffalo, Kentucky couple around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Charged was 30 year-old Dawn Marie Riggs with Public Intoxication, possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree (meth), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also charged was a companion, 27 year-old Jessie William Skaggs with rear license plate not illuminated, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, 2nd offense (aggravating circumstances). Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb arrested a Horse Cave man Sunday night around 10:00 p.m. 20 year-old Matthew Austin Price was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. All were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Edmonson County man convicted in assault case

An Edmonson County man who committed a heinous crime and was caught in the act by a sheriff's deputy last year, is convicted. According to court records, Thomas Jaggers was found guilty of attempted rape, three counts of sexual abuse, burglary, wanton endangerment and resisting arrest, stemming from an attack in April in 2016. According to Deputy Wally Ritter, he walked in on Jaggers while he was assaulting the woman in Chalybeate. Jaggers' sentencing has been scheduled for January 17th, 2018.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Cave City man arrested for DUI

A 63 year-old Cave City man was arrested on DUI and other charges Saturday morning.  Police Officer Michael Stevenson conducted a traffic stop near the red light at 31-W and Hwy 70 in Cave City. 63 year old Donnie Reed was arrested and charged with disregarding a red light, failure to signal, failure to produce a insurance card, no registration receipt, failure to notify department of transportation of address change and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs 1st offense. Reed was lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Cave City City Hall will be closed Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veteran's Day.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Missing Cave City juvenile found

Through the investigation Officers with the Cave City Police Department received a lead which led to the location of missing juvenile Adrianna Wood. On November 5th around 200 am authorities in Nashville TN located missing juvenile Adrianna Wood of Cave City Kentucky. 19 year old Roberto Solis was also located with Wood, Solis was served with an active warrant for Kidnapping-minor and will be extradited. The Cave City Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, The National Center for missing and exploited children, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, La Vergne TN police department, Smyrna TN police department, and Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Daylight Savings Time ends

Daylight Savings Time officially ends this weekend. You're reminded to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night as we officially return to central standard time at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Caverna students Trail Town Certification

Caverna Sophomores will be visiting various business and government offices in Cave City Monday and Horse Cave Tuesday, as they complete the Walkability Assessment needed for Trail Town certification process. The thirteen-page evaluation requires the team of students to look at various aspects of each town including safety, signage, parking, hospitality, food, lodging, amenities, visual appearance, cleanliness and accessibility.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the court room. After Judge Terry Martin called the meeting to order, Rev. Douglas Barbour, pastor of Buffalo Baptist Church, opened the meeting with prayer. After routine business, the court heard from Jailer Israel Bergenson who gave the jail report, stating there was a total of 197 in the county jail. Jailer Bergenson then presented the court with 2 checks totaling just over $5,858. The court was awarded a grant for just over $5,700 for fire hydrants from the Barren River Area Development District. They also presented the city of Munfordville a grant for just over $1,000 for sewer improvements. The court approved to transfer planning commission bank balance to general fund, 2nd reading of budget amendment #2, discontinue the contribution of Occupational to Industrial Authority, approved 2nd reading to close portion of Locust Grove Road West, allow Constable William Tweedy to run blue lights, and approve to purchase a parcel of land on Robin Lane for $6,700 to be used for a turn around. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, November 16th.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

Barren County Grand Jury has returned several indictments.  In a recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury:

41 year-old Michael Jewell, of Glasgow, was indicted on Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug and Persistent Felony Offender.

27 year-old Anthony Brown, of Glasgow, was indicted on Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Wanton Endangerment, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct, Operating on a Suspended/Revoked Operators License, DUI and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

26 year-old Shane Stuart Wheat, of Glasgow, was indicted on charges of Bail Jumping and Persistent Felony Offender.

32 year-old Adrian Starks, of Glasgow, was indicted on two counts: Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Missing Juvenile from Cave City

13 year-old Adrianna Wood AKA Anna Wood was last seen at her residence in Cave City on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at around 1230 P.M. CST. Anna was last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants with pink rose earrings. She is best described as being a white female, 5'6" tall, weighs 100lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Anna, please contact the Cave City Police Department at 270-651-5151.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Arrest in Glasgow domestic dispute

A domestic dispute in Glasgow Wednesday night, led to the arrest of a 35 year-old man. Glasgow Police responded to Traveler's, located on North Race Street, after a complaint of domestic violence.  Rameskumar R. Patel, of Glasgow, was arrested on two counts of Assault, 4th degree, one for minor injury and the other for child abuse. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

E-town woman arrested for stealing pills

A 60 year-old Elizabethtown woman has been sentenced to a year in prison as part of a plea agreement for stealing prescription pills earlier this year from a local cancer patient. 60 year-old Karen Baggett was charged in March with two felony counts of stealing hydrocodone pills off a sofa table and placing them in her jacket pocket while she was in the home caring for the bed-ridden woman. The woman has since died. Baggett pleaded guilty to two Class D felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. Baggett will be eligible for parole after serving 15 percent of the sentence.

 

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Glasgow Police arrest several Tuesday night

Two Glasgow residents were arrested for shoplifting in Glasgow Tuesday night. Glasgow Police were called out to Five Star on East Main Street. The investigation led to a residence on Elm Hill Drive, where 40 year-old Dunchaile Anthoneee Alford and 26 year-old Pierre Williams, both of Glasgow, were arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500, Possession of Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia - buy/possess. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Also a Glasgow man was arrested on an Indictment warrant. 35 year-old Beto Vargas was charged with Wanton Endangerment-1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid or assistance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, no operators or moped license and failure to produce insurance card.

 

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Scam alert involving newspaper and online ads

A scam alert was issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear Wednesday to warn Kentuckians about fraudulent advertisements placed in the classified section of local Kentucky newspapers and online.  Beshear said Kentuckains in several counties including Bath, Barren, Franklin and Jefferson have reported replying to classified ads for a deeply discounted John Deere tractor, Toyota or Chevrolet pickup truck that turned out to be a scam. Beshear’s office and the Kentucky Press Association (KPA) are working together to ensure all Kentucky newspapers are constantly on the alert for any kind of advertising that could be fraudulent and detrimental to their readers.

They offer some tips:

Be wary of too-good-to-be-true prices, research the seller and attempt to view the product in person, only use verified methods of payment.

Kentuckians who want assistance verifying a scam or reporting a scam can contact the Office of the Attorney General at 888-432-9257.

 

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Friday night area high school football action
Hart County Raiders will play at Caldwell County. Studio 101 will have the pregame show at 7:15 p.m. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

(LIHEAP) on Nov. 6th.  Eligible households must meet the income eligibility requirements and apply in the county of their residence.  Applications will be taken at Community Action offices in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name.  For more information, go to www.casoky.org.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Police chase leads to man's arrest

A 20-minute high-speed chase, through two counties has landed a Bowling Green man in jail. Police say they chased a stolen motorcycle through Warren and Logan Counties, until the suspect took off running. They soon caught and arrested 19 year-old Justin Blake and charged him with several violations, including wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading police.

 

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Center woman arrested in Cave City

A Center woman was arrested Tuesday evening in Cave City.  Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 43 year old Lydia Makin, of Center, on Broadway Street. Makin was arrested and charged with careless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, 1st offense. Makin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart Co. Fiscal Court meeting will be held Thursday, November 2nd, at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse on the second floor.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Trick or Treat hours in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Trick or Treat hours have been announced for Halloween night from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Dart Container will be passing out candy to youngsters on Water Street in downtown Horse Cave during those hours. Trunk or Treat will also be held at various churches in the city with hours varying. Wearing of masks is prohibited by city ordinance for those 16 or over.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

McFerran Street CSX crossing repairs

CSX repairs are underway on the McFerran Street crossing in Horse. The work should be completed soon.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Registration opens for circuit court clerk exam

Prospective candidates for the office of circuit court clerk must register for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk 2018 Election Qualifying Exam between Oct. 16 and Nov. 8, 2017. The exam will take place Dec. 2, 2017, at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. This is the only date and location for the exam. The elected office of circuit court clerk will be on the ballot for all Kentucky

counties in 2018. For more information, including the registration form and study materials, go to www.courts.ky.gov/clerkexam.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Glasgow Police make arrests

The Glasgow Police Department made several arrests over the weekend.

23 year-old Christopher W. Tadlock, of Glasgow, was arrested for Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree.

An indictment warrant was executed on 27 year-old Anthony Brown, Jr.,

of Glasgow. Brown is charged with Possession of Synthetic Drugs, 2nd or subsequent offense, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd degree, Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree, Disorderly Conduct, 3rd degree, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked drivers license, Operating a Vehicle while under the Influence of Alcohol or drugs and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle.

26 year-old Shane Stuart Wheat, of Cave City, was arrested on an indictment warrant for Bail Jumping, 1st degree and being a persistent felony offender.

26 year-old Christopher D. Holman, of Glasgow, was arrested Sunday for No Registration Plates or Receipt, Failure of Owner to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, and license to be in possession.

On Monday, 26 year-old, Amber D. Carver, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with promoting contraband, 1st degree, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, as well as failure to appear.

All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Judge will face ethics charges

A family court judge who resigned last week, will be facing ethics charges. The state Judicial Conduct Commission is proceeding with the case against Barren Metcalfe Family Court Judge W. Mitchell Nance. Last April, Judge Nance attempted to enter a local order recusing himself from any further adoption cases involving same-sex couples. After resignation,Judge Nance also entered a filing with the commission seeking the dismissal of charges. Nance’s resignation will be effective just before midnight on Dec. 16th. The commission set a hearing date on the charges for December 15th at the Fayette County Circuit Courthouse, one day before Nance’s resignation takes effect.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Metcalfe School receives considerable grant

Metcalfe County Schools announced Tuesday that they have received a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The half-a-million dollar allocation will fund the renovation of a vacant building owned by the school district. The building will become Metcalfe County's brand new Community Education Center. Kentucky Representative James Comer was in attendance for the announcement and said the project is an all-around success. Director of Special Services, Chris Huffman, said that obtaining the grant wasn't easy. Huffman said, "The difficult part was trying to create something that would benefit everyone and put it all together in something of this magnitude."

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Jail escapee remains at large

A Hardin County Jail escapee still remains at large. To mark his one-year anniversary of being booked into the Hardin County Detention Center, William Jeffery Glover took a jail employee's car keys early Saturday morning, hid in a shed, climbed a fence, ran to a parking lot and took an employee's Toyota Camry. Officials haven't seen him since. Glover, a Taylor County resident, was working in the kitchen area Saturday morning. According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Glover was discovered missing at 4:50 a.m. Among the areas police believe Glover may have been headed are Larue or Taylor counties. Glover's escape marks the fourth in the last year at the detention center, which houses on average more than 700 inmates a day. Glover, 46, was being held on several charges including first-degree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property less than $10,000, theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 and less than $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender. Glover is a white male, 6-feet tall and weighs 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The vehicle he left in is a gray 2014 Toyota Camry with Kentucky license plate 264-WNK. Police have not reported the car being seen. Anyone with any information regarding Glover should call local law enforcement.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Friday night high school football scores

In Friday night football scores from area high schools:

Russell County 54 to Hart County 25

Metcalfe County 53 to Caverna 0

Edmonson County over Barren County 21 to 0

E-town over Glasgow 20 to 12

Green County 30 - Taylor County 30 to 28

Larue County 43 - Campbellsville 14.

 

Friday, November 3rd, Hart County Raiders will play at Caldwell County. Studio 101 will have the pregame show at 7:15 p.m. TIp off is at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Horse Cave woman arrested at Wal-Mart

A Horse Cave woman was arrested on shoplifting charges Thursday by the Glasgow Police Department. 49 year-old Carol Lynn Melton, of N. Dixie Street, was arrested at Wal-Mart in Glasgow after removing and exchanging tags on merchandise, as well as hiding items before using the self check-out. Police discovered Melton was previously banned from Wal-Mart stores in E-town, Radcliff and Glasgow due to theft. She was charged with theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting under $500. Melton was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Alvaton woman killed in Bowing Green crash

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a crash involving a 1994 Mitsubishi Sunday morning. According to the report, 24 year-old Reginald Sprawl, of South Carolina, was traveling south near 5432 Plano Road when he left the roadway, striking a utility pole and flipping the car. The passenger in the vehicle was 33 year-old Jessica Whiledge, of Alvaton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Reginald Sprawl, was flown to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Tennessee for his injuries, where police say he is in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Glasgow man killed in Parkway crash

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a two-vehicle injury collision at approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday, which had occurred eastbound on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, near the one mile marker, in Barren County . The preliminary investigation indicated that 32 year-old Steven Ward, of North Little Rock, AR, was operating a 2015 Freightliner commercial vehicle, (semi truck and trailer) and was traveling westbound on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway when the commercial vehicle exited the left shoulder of the roadway of the roadway crossing into the median. The commercial vehicle continued it's path of travel, crossing into the eastbound lane, where it struck a 2007 Nissan Altima passenger car being operated by 43 year-old Nathan Sewell, of Glasgow. Nathan Sewell was pronounced deceased by the Barren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

One killed in two car collision

Kentucky State Police Post 04 Troopers worked a two-vehicle fatality collision on the Western Ky. Parkway Friday night. At approximately 7:40 p.m. EDST, Troopers responded to the 126 mile marker on the WK Parkway just East of White Mills on a report of a two vehicle accident. 50 year-old Arshaud Hussain, of Nicholasville, along with a passenger, 41 year-old Zartash Gul, also of Nicholasville, was operating a 2012 Honda Accord westbound on the Parkway when for unknown reasons, the vehicle went through the median and into the eastbound lanes. 28 year-old William Coursey, of Madisonville, along with a passenger, 28 year-old Brooke Phillips, of Slaughter, was operating a 2006 Toyota Highlander eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway when the vehicle driven by Hussain struck them head on causing them to overturn. Brooke Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Arshaud Hussain, Zartash Gul and WIlliam Coursey were all transported by Hardin County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The accident is under investigation.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2017

Glasgow Police Department arrests

Several arrests were made recently by the Glasgow Police Department. 37 year-old Kimberly Ann Green, of Glasgow, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, operating on a suspended driver's license, rear license not illuminated, license to be in possession and failure to produce insurance card.  24 year-old Eli Curtis Weaver, of Scottsville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with no brake lights and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (heroin). 29 year-old Tiffany M. Houchens, of Glasgow, was charged with public intoxication - controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and prescription controlled substance not in the proper container, 1st offense.

And, 25 year-old Levi Paul Poore, of Glasgow, was arrested Thursday for public intoxication - controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, but less than $10,000, criminal mischief, 1st degree and theft by unlawful taking - firearm.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2017

Barren/Metcalfe family court judge resigns

A local family court judge for Barren and Metcalfe counties is resigning.  Judge Mitchell Nance was facing formal charges of misconduct for not willing to hear adoption cases involving gay adults. Judge Nance issued an order in April 2017 saying he believed that "under no circumstance" would "the best interest of the child be promoted by the adoption by a practicing homosexual." Nance cited an ethical rule. The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission gave Judge Nance notice

of the misconduct charges in September. Nance’s resignation is effective December 16th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2017

Murder Suspects Arrested After 15 Mile Pursuit
Kentucky State Police Post 04 Troopers and Detectives apprehended two Grayson Co. murder suspects after an 11 minute pursuit Thursday afternoon. At approximately 8:00 a.m. EST, the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible deceased person at 400 Morgantown Rd. in Caneyville. They responded to the scene and located the body of 39 year-old James L. Parks at his residence. From information gathered early during the investigation, two suspects were developed. 35 year-old Robert A. Carter and 21 year-old Johnny Gene Haynes, both of Millwood, were sought for questioning. At approximately 5:30 p.m. EST, KSP Post Commander Matt Johnson was able to locate the suspect vehicle in Ponderosa Trailer Park in Elizabethtown. The suspects jumped into a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and fled the scene. Troopers along with Elizabethtown Police Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it drove erratically and at high speeds through Elizabethtown down Dixie Highway and onto 31W Bypass. The vehicle then entered the Western Kentucky Parkway Westbound towards Leitchfield reaching speeds of up to 130mph. KSP Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle with tire deflation devices. The suspect vehicle exited the roadway through a fence line and entered a corn field. After driving through the cornfield, the vehicle entered onto KY. 222 towards Glendale, still driving in the opposite lane of travel. At this time, Captain Johnson utilized a legal intervention maneuver causing the suspects to lose control of the vehicle and stop. They were then taken into custody without further incident. Robert A. Carter and Johnny G. Haynes were both charged with multiple offenses with more pending. The Murder Investigation and subsequent traffic charges due to the pursuit are all being investigated by KSP Post 4 Detectives and Troopers.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

County Property Tax Bills are now payable

The 2017 county property tax bills are now due and payable. If you do not receive your bill in the next few days, please contact the Hart County Sheriff's Office. When mailing your payment, please include your copy of the tax bill or put the tax bill number on your check. If you wish to have a paid receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The 2017 property tax bills are available for payment at hartcountysheriff.com by credit or debit card with a nominal added fee. The following are the collection dates:

2% discount - Nov. 1st thru Nov. 30th, 2017

Face amount - Dec. 1st thru Dec. 31st, 2017

5% Penalty - Jan 1st thru Jan. 31st, 2018

21% Penalty - Feb. 1st thru April 16th, 2018.

All delinquent tax bills will be transferred to the Hart County Clerk's Office as of the close of business on April 16th, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Friday night high school football action

Caverna will host Metcalfe County Hornets at 7:00 p.m. Hart County will be on the road taking on Russell County at 7:00 p.m.

Studio 101 will have live coverage of the game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Notice of Formal Proceedings and Charges in Judge's case

A notice of formal proceedings and charges in regards to W. Mitchell Nance, Family Court Judge, 43rd, Judicial Circuit, in

Barren County, was made public Thursday by the Judicial Conduct Commission. Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission

states their mission is to protect the public, to encourage judges, commissioners and candidates for judicial office to maintain high standards of conduct, and to promote public confidence in the integrity, independence, competence, and impartiality of the judiciary.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Edmonton Police purchase three new cruisers

The Edmonton Police Department has received three new cruisers this week. The 2018 Dodge Chargers with all-wheel drive were purchased with the help of a United States Department of Agriculture grant. The city had to provide a match for the grant in the amount of $34,857, which was not quite a 50 % match. Edmonton City Clerk Dawn Devore says the total project was $84,857. The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court is considering the purchase of new police cruisers for the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, but have agreed to table action on the matter until a later date.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Police pursuit in Elizabethtown leads to two arrests

Wednesday morning, 65 year-old Morris Cooper, of Louisville, was reportedly hauling a stolen trailer with a stolen zero-turn mower on it. Police spotted Cooper as the pickup turned onto the US 31-W bypass. When the officer attempted to stop the driver, Cooper sped up, heading into the rural parts of Rineyville. The pursuit ended when the truck drove into a field near the Magnolia Farms subdivision where Cooper was apprehended after fleeing on foot. Cooper was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot; first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants; two counts of receiving stolen property less than $10,000; first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — cocaine; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of burglary tools and reckless driving.  A passenger, 36 year-old Antoine Clemmons, also of Louisville, was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property less than $10,000; first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — cocaine; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Both men are lodged in lieu of $5,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Glasgow Police Department arrests

21 year-old Stephanie Spear, of Glasgow, was arrested Tuesday and charged with Contempt of Court and Slander.

29 year-old Sherman Webb, of Horse Cave, was charged with Assault, Domestic Violence and Possession of a controlled

substance. He was also charged with a parole violation.

48 year-old Robert Fields, of Glasgow, was arrested with Public Intoxication and Failure to Appear.

46 year-old Richard Gammon, of Glasgow, was charged with Public Intoxication.

34 year-old Tabitha Whitworth, of Glasgow, was arrested for Alcohol Intoxication and Shoplifting.

52 year-old Matthew Orourke, of Glasgow, was charged with Harassment, Menacing and Resisting Arrest.

24 year-old Brooke Pierce, of Glasgow, charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.

All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Clean out your medicine cabinet in Hart County

Hart County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, October 28th, at Fred’s Store in Munfordville. Bring your unwanted prescription pills for disposal to Fred’s Store on Main St. from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website OR call the Hart County Sheriff’s Department at 270-524-2341.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Supplemental hearing in Madden's trial

The man accused of murder in the death of 7 year-old Gabbie Doolin during a football game in Allen County nearly two years ago, was in court Thursday morning. After less than 20 minutes, Judge Janet Crocker said there were still a number of issues to resolve before going to trial, which is currently scheduled for February 26th, 2018. A supplemental hearing for Timothy Madden was scheduled for November 17th at 9:00 a.m.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Former Larue County Sheriff receives donation

A former sheriff in Larue County receives probation sentencing.  Bobby Shoffner was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation, fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $36,239 restitution as part of a plea agreement in U.S. District Court. The 58 year-old was charged with a single count of embezzling money during his term as sheriff in 2011 and 2012.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Woman killed in two-car collision identified

A 91 year-old woman killed in a two-car collision Monday afternoon in Hardin County has been identified. The crash occurred near the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 220. Dorothy Allen, of Vine Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hardin County Deputy Coroner Shana Norton. Allen crossed onto 31W from a business when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle heading north on 31-W. Radcliff Police Department Capt. Willie Wells said three people in the other vehicle were injured in the crash and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Cub Run woman arrested at hospital

A 53 year-old Cub Run woman was arrested Monday night by Glasgow Police for alcohol intoxication.  According to the Glasgow Police Department, 53 year-old Tammy G. Locke, of 153 Center Point West Road, arrived at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital and appeared to be intoxicated. After an investigation, she was arrested and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense) and Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree. Locke was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Lifeline Health Care of Hart named receives honor

Lifeline Health Care of Hart announced Tuesday that it has been named a top agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a

recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.  Lifeline Health Care of Hart, a local provider of home health services in Munfordville, is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Construction project begins Monday in Barren County

A section of the Edmonton Road in Barren County will temporarily close due to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet construction project. The closure will be located just west of the Metcalfe County line at mile point 23 in Barren County, and will begin Monday. It is expected to reopen on Nov. 8th.  A detour for through traffic will be in place, utilizing KY 1519 and the Cumberland Parkway. Local traffic may wish to detour at Love Knob Road, Big Meadow Road, and KY 640. The construction project will consist of replacing a box culvert on Edmonton Road.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Construction project begins Monday in Barren County

A section of the Edmonton Road in Barren County will temporarily close due to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet construction project. The closure will be located just west of the Metcalfe County line at mile point 23 in Barren County, and will begin Monday. It is expected to reopen on Nov. 8th. A detour for through traffic will be in place, utilizing KY 1519 and the Cumberland Parkway. Local traffic may wish to detour at Love Knob Road, Big Meadow Road, and KY 640. The construction project will consist of replacing a box culvert on Edmonton Road.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Cave City and Barren County receive development grant funds

The Kentucky Department for Local Government has announced that the city of Cave City has been awarded more than $4,000 in area development grant funds for a city hall security project. Robert Smith, office manager for the city, says the front counter will be glassed-in for security measures, as well as a new entrance into the police department. The Barren Fiscal Court also received an area development fund grant totaling nearly $3,000. Barren County Judge-Executive Michael Hale says their funding will go toward concreting two dugouts at Jackie Browning Park.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Raider Marching Band Looking to Repeat Finals Appearance

Hart County’s Raiders are over the first hurdle of the marching band postseason with a sixth place finish on Saturday at KEMA Regional Competition. The band is receiving strong visual caption scores in comparison to other Class AA bands around the state and is working hard at rehearsals this week to improve music caption scores. Class AA Semi-Finals Competition is scheduled at Elizabethtown High School on Saturday. The contest begins at 10 Eastern/9 Central with the Raider Marching Band performing second on the schedule out of 16 groups. On the heels of a successful 2016 season, the band is looking for consecutive appearances in KMEA State Finals Competition for the first time in school history. Finals competition begins at 6 Eastern / 5 Central Saturday night at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. Good luck to the Hart County Raider Marching Band.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Ribbon Cutting Thursday at Unbridled Hope

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, October 26th, at Unbridled Hope, located at 415 Polie Handy Road in Canmer. Unbridled Hope is a non-profit operation that provides equine-assisted therapy and learning. The ribbon cutting will begin at 3:30 p.m. and refreshments and tours of the operation will follow.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Hart County Fair Board meeting tonight

The Hart County Fair Board will have a regular meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Fort Knox soldier arrested for attempted murder

A soldier stationed at Fort Knox has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in a shooting Monday morning in the 6600 block of South Wilson Road in Radcliff. 33 year-old Gregory Rich is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief after Radcliff police say Rich broke into the apartment of his estranged wife and fired at least five shots, striking a male acquaintance of the woman who was at the apartment. Radcliff Police Department Capt. Willie Wells said the injuries to the man didn't appear to be life threatening. The man was transported to University Hospital in Louisville. The woman was uninjured. Rich was arrested at his residence on Fort Knox.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Woman killed in two-car collision

An 81 year-old woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two-car collision near the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 220. Radcliff Police Department Capt. Willie Wells said the woman's name has not been released pending notification of family. He said three others were injured in the crash and sustained non-life threatening injuries. Wells said one car was traveling northbound on 31-W while the other car was crossing to the west. He said the woman was pulling out of one of the businesses when her vehicle was struck. Traffic was blocked in the southbound lanes of 31W and diverted for several hours to South Wilson Road. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Cecilia man indicted on more charges

A Cecilia man has been indicted on several charges. 43 year-old Christopher Thomas Elkins was arrested in September for taking inappropriate photographs of a female juvenile after she went swimming. Elkins is facing three felony assault charges after he attempted to injure three Kentucky State Police troopers during his arrest. Elkins is being held in lieu of a $15,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Louisville man turns himself in

Police have arrested 71 year-old Danny Butler, of Louisville, after he surrendered himself at the Larue County Jail. Police were attempting to locate Butler in reference to a felony extradition authorization with an indictment warrant. Butler was wanted on charges of theft by deception over $10,000 and less than $1,000,000 dollars.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Cave City man arrested for DUI

On Saturday at approximately 9:00 p.m., Officer Chris Edwards of the Cave City Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a red 1998 Dodge Dakota traveling south on N. Dixie Hwy with a license plate not illuminated and was obscured by a broken cover. Upon making contact, Officer Edwards could detect the presence of alcoholic beverage coming from the passengers compartment of the vehicle. After a brief investigation, Officer Edwards charged the driver of the vehicle, 27 year-old Justin N. Boyd, of Cave City, with rear license plate not illuminated, rim or frame obscuring lettering or decal on plate, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Glasgow woman arrested in Cave City

On Friday at approximately 11:00 p.m., Officer Chris Edwards of the Cave City Police Department, observed a black 2002 Dodge Ram truck with no license plate driving in a careless manner on Happy Valley Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Happy Valley St. The operator of the vehicle was identified as 33 year-old Kristin J. Henley, of Glasgow. The vehicle was also occupied by Henley's two juvenile daughters. An alert was issued by K9 Jax and a thorough search of the vehicle. Approximately 7.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine was discovered in the vehicle. Henley was placed under arrest and is charged with careless driving, no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure of non owner operator to maintain required insurance, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine, 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, and failure to notify address change to department of transportation and was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Trial delayed for former principal

Former Larue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett's trial on more than 60 state charges has been delayed. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Teresa Logsdon said Friday the trial is on hold and no new trial date has been scheduled. 37 year-old Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal on two federal charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced November 9th on one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Stephanie Collins, a spokeswoman for U. S. District Court in Louisville, said Friday an order entered by the court Thursday stated that "additional time to consider whether to accept the parties' (plea agreement)" was needed. Goodlett entered a guilty plea to the federal charges August 15th, in U. S. District Court. According to the agreement, Goodlett is recommended to receive nine years in prison and the sentence will run concurrent. Goodlett, who was in his fourth year as principal when he was arrested October 16th, 2016, is being sued by eight former Larue County High Schools district. Five former students filed suit in September and three others have since joined the suit. All now are adult women, but were minors and students between 2012 and 2016 when Goodlett was employed at the high school. Goodlett was hired as principal at Larue County High School in 2013, replacing former principal Paul Mullins. Goodlett also served the previous year as assistant principal at the school. Before coming to Larue County, Goodlett taught social studies at Elizabethtown High School for nine years.

 

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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Two arrested for drugs in Cave City

Two people were arrested Thursday night in Cave City on drug charges. Officer Christopher Edwards of the Cave City Police Department, observed a gray 2008 Impala driving in a reckless manner on Mammoth Cave Road. After a brief investigation, the driver, 20 year-old Deborah Lee Wright, of Austin, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, failure to produce insurance

card, and operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, 1st offense. A passenger in the vehicle, Zachariah Dylan Mesker, of Smiths Grove, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 

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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

(LIHEAP) on Nov. 6th.  Eligible households must meet the income eligibility requirements and apply in the county of their residence.  Applications will be taken at Community Action offices in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name.  For more information, go to www.casoky.org.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Hemp Research Pilot Program

Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state’s hemp research pilot program. State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says his goal is to expand and strengthen the pilot program to put hemp on a path toward commercialization. This year, Kentucky’s farmers planted 3,200 acres of hemp, up from 2,350 acres in 2016 and 922 acres in 2015. Just 33 acres of hemp were planted in 2014, the program’s first year. Agriculture officials say the program has attracted 194 grower participants and 48 hemp processors. Applications may be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture website at kyagr.com/hemp. Grower applications must be postmarked or received by Nov. 15. Processor/Handler applications are preferred by Nov. 15, with a final deadline of June 1, 2018.

 

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Lumber theft on the rise

Barren County Sheriff's Deputies say on October 5th they were contacted by a land owner, saying someone stole the lumber from sides of one of his barns. The Kentucky State Police have reported similar thefts in the area and neighboring counties. Some farmers say the thieves have stripped their barns completely. now, police have developed a suspect based on images caught on camera. The suspect is a white male and appears to be older and heavy-set. The truck is a red Ford F-150 with a white tailgate. If you have any information about this or any crime, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE, toll free at 866-842-CLUE.

 

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

School bus driver arrested for DUI

A Warren County School bus driver was arrested Tuesday on DUI charges. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a collision involving the school bus and a Dodge truck in the 1000 block of North Hewitt Rd. The operator of the bus, 63 year-old Robert Marlette, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1st offense, wanton endangerment first degree, and criminal mischief first degree. No children were on the bus at the time of the

collision and there were no reported injuries.  An investigation is underway.

 

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A 41 year-old Glasgow man was arrested on drug charges early Monday morning. An officer with the Glasgow Police Department saw a man and woman in a red Dodge Dart parked at the end of Lohden Road, which is a dead-end road. After an investigation, the driver, 41 year-old Bernard Weyrauch, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Several arrests made by Glasgow Police

The Glasgow Police Department made several arrest Monday.  33 year-old Christopher W. Jessie, of Knob Lick, was arrested on East Main Street for Public Intoxication - Controlled Substance.  37 year-old Clarence T. Cole, of Glasgow, was arrested on

Columbia Avenue and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license - 1st offense. And, a Hart County Bench Warrant was

served on 36 year-old Jamey Lee Riggs, of Bonnieville, for Contempt of Court. All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Greensburg Police search for missing juvenile

The Greensburg Police Department is asking for help finding a missing juvenile. Police say 17 year-old Kudejah Whitley went missing from her home on Thursday, October 12th, but was found by Campbellsville Police Friday morning. Whitley then left home again Friday afternoon. Whitley is 5'2" tall, 130 pounds, has a light brown complexion and shoulder length brown hair. Police say it's possible she's on her way to Georgia, but did not leave her home in a vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greensburg Police Department at 270-932-5202 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will be meeting Thursday, October 19th, at Munfordville Elementary School at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Plea deal in E-town homicide

The fourth of five suspects charged in a 2016 homicide on Westport Road in Elizabethtown accepted a plea deal Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court on the eve of his trial. 19 year-old Braylong Buckler, of Elizabethtown, accepted a 20-year sentence. He must serve 17 1/2 years before he becomes eligible for parole. Buckler pleaded guilty to one count of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and one count of complicity to commit second-degree assault. Three charges, complicity to commit murder, complicity to commit first-degree robbery and complicity to tampering with physical evidence were dropped as part of the agreement. Buckler faced up to life in prison if he had been found guilty of complicity to commit murder at the trial set to begin today. Buckler was sentenced to 15 years on the robbery charge and five years on the assault charge. Buckler was 17 at the time of the homicide. He was arrested March 23rd, 2016.

 

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Cave City man arrested for DUI

A 54 year-old Cave City man was arrested Monday night for DUI and other offenses. At around 8 pm, Officer Michael Stevenson conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 Jeep Cherokee traveling North on Dixie Highway with canceled registration plates. After a brief investigation, 54 year-old Johnny Stumph, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with no registration plates, no registration

receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, 1st offense. Stumph was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.


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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Anniversary celebration leads to drug arrests

A couple celebrating their 12th year of marriage was arrested early Monday morning in Radcliff and charged with possession of methamphetamine with a child in the home. 37 year-old Harrison Thomas and 36 year-old Crystol Thomas both are charged with first offense, first-degree possession of methamphetamine and other charges stemming from an incident at their West Vine Street residence. Radcliff Police were called to the home on a domestic violence report. When police arrived, they reportedly found both adults under the influence of methamphetamine. According to a citation, police located methamphetamine, smoking pipes, needles and marijuana in the residence and a 2 year-old child was in the home while the offenses occurred. Crystol Thomas was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for a possible methamphetamine overdose and then taken to Hardin County Detention Center. Both are scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court. The child was taken by Child Protection Services.

 

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Assault arrest in Radcliff

An alleged confrontation Sunday morning at a Smith Street residence in Radcliff resulted in second-degree assault charges against a Radcliff man. 53 year-old Thomas Emerich is charged with striking another man in the right forearm with an eight-foot piece of lumber. Emerich told authorities, according to an arrest report, that he struck the man after being struck with a closed fist by him. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Two Campbellsville residents arrested

Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested after a 9-month investigation involving theft of prescription narcotics and identity theft.  Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch, with the assistance of The Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force, Campbellsville Police Department, The Office of the Inspector General for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and The Taylor County Commonwealth’s Attorney, concluded the investigation and arrested 32 year-old Kori Posey and 36 year-old Donald R. Thompson. Posey was charged with 20 Counts of Knowingly Assist or Obtain / Attempt Controlled Substance without a Practitioner / Patient Relationship, while Thompson was arrested on 4 counts of the same charges, along with being a persistent felony offender. Posey also faces 10 Counts of Theft of Identity and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd and 3rd. Both were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Inmate escapes in Taylor County

The search for an escaped inmate in Taylor County is underway.  25-year-old Shawn A. Cochran, of Louisville, was being transported Monday from Green County to the Taylor County Jail when he escaped near the Campbellsville Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue at approximately 6:20 PM EST. Cochran is described as a white male, 5’10”, weighing 200 lbs. with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was wearing orange pants, a gray shirt, 1 shoe and was handcuffed. Cochran also fled from police on September 20th, 2017 and was charged with Burglary 1st, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking – Auto, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and Parole violation.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, October 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

 

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Glendale Crossing Festival Saturday

The Glendale Crossing Festival will be held this Saturday, October 21st, in downtown Glendale. The festival hosts roughly 500 art, craft and food booths and a parade at 10:00 a.m. The festival is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-off

The Annual Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off will be held in downtown Munfordville Friday and Saturday, October 20th & 21st. BBQ food vendors will open Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and there will be craft booths open and the Kid's Q at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday the BBQ Festival continues from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Judging will begin at 12:00 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 270-524-4752 or go to visitmunfordville.com.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

3 arrested by Hart County Sheriff's Office

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, Sheriff's Deputies Derick Murphy and Wes England received a complaint on Campground Road, Bonnieville, of suspicious activity. 34 year-old Kyle Nathan Reynolds, of Bonnieville, was arrested for Wanton Endangerment 1st Police Officer, two counts, Terroristic Threatening 3rd, Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree on foot, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess. Reynolds was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bond. Hart County Sheriff's Deputy Joey Cox received a complaint of subjects in an out-building located on Bonn Drive, Bonnieville. 52 year-old Timothy S. Payton, of 100 Snowbird Lane, Bee Springs, and 51 year-old Cynthia D. Bryant, of 300 Bonn Drive, Bonnieville, were arrested and each charged with Marijuana Possession and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess. Both Payton and Bryant were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Two injured in E-town crash

An Elizabethtown teenager driving her grandmother late Friday night in western Kentucky was injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a drunken driver. 16 year-old Julie Shipp and 58 year-old Ruth Heath, of Mayfield, were transported by ambulance to the local airport and flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of what Graves County officials described as severe injuries. Shipp remains in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt. Heath is the wife of State Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield. The driver of the 2004 Dodge pickup truck that struck Shipp's vehicle was arrested. 37 year-old Robin D. Tucker, of Mayfield, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and third offense driving under the influence with aggravated circumstances. He is being held in the Graves County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Three dead in murder-suicide in Wayne County

Kentucky State Police say a Wayne County man killed his wife and his cousin, before police shot and killed him late Friday night. Police say they were called to a home on East Highway 92 in the Oil Valley community, east of Monticello, around 9:00 p.m. Police say 57 year-old Paul Dolen shot and killed his wife 55 year-old Sandra Dolen at their home. They say Paul Dolen then went to another home down the road, and shot and killed his cousin, 62 year-old Russell Dolen. Police say when Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the scene, they found Paul Dolen in a barn on his family's property, armed with two handguns and a rifle. Police say Paul Dolen fired shots in their direction, so the deputies returned fire, killing him. Police say all three bodies have been taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for autopsies.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Adair County man charged with wife's murder

An Adair County man was arrested Friday and charged with the murder of his wife. Police say Reuban Sebastian Paz had been in a domestic dispute with his wife, Linda Sebastian Paz, and that it led to him shooting her. Kentucky State Police received a call from the Adair County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance at 4:20 Friday morning. Paz was arrested at 2:38 p.m. An autopsy will be performed by the state medical examiner's office.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested in Cave City

On Friday, officers with the Cave City Police Department received a complaint of a purple PT Cruiser driving recklessly traveling into the city limits on East Happy Valley Road. Sgt. James Roberts observed the vehicle on Old Horse Cave Road taking up both lanes of travel. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer detected the smell of marijuana. Terrance Busey, of Glasgow, was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance, prescription narcotic not in proper container, possession of marijuana, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to notify of address change. Busey was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Man drowns over the weekend

A Glasgow man lost his life in a drowning incident sometime early Sunday Morning.  The Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department responded to Boat Ramp Road where a vehicle was fully submerged in about 10 feet of water. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office,

Fish and Wildlife and the Barren County Rescue Squad’s Dive Team arrived shortly after to the scene. A man and woman were in the truck which was on the boat ramp and for unknown reasons, went into the water. The woman was able to escape, however the man was not. The man was located and identified as 49 year old Richard David Cross of Glasgow. According to the Barren County Coroner, the cause of death appears to be drowning.

 

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Friday, October 13th, 2017

Trial moved forward for Cave City businessman

A federal bank fraud trial involving a Cave City businessman will be set for a future date.  Michael T. Barrick, aka Kentuckyana Jones, along with three co-defendants, were scheduled to stand trial in U.S. District Court on Nov. 13th, but the assistant United States attorney has an older case scheduled for trial on Nov. 14 and Barrick has indicated that he needed additional time to prepare for trial.  Barrick, of Bowling Green, as well as three codefendants - Roger D. Hagan, Garry Hammer and Lorri Hughes were indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2016. The case involves attempts at money schemes from several banks when buying and selling property. Barrick and his three codefendants pleaded not guilty to all charges Nov. 23, 2016.  No new date for the trial has been set.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

London named Deputy Judge Executive

Daniel London, a former Metcalfe County resident, will take on the title of Hardin County Deputy Judge-Executive at the end of October. Judge-Executive Harry Berry made the appointment at Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting. Berry said Jim Roberts' recent departure from the position left a void that needed to be filled. Berry said he has known London for more than 15 years and thought he was the person for the job. London moved to Elizabethtown in 1998 while working for U. S. Rep. Ron Lewis. He served as Lewis' senior operations, senior communications, senior technical expert and senior supervising officer until the congressman retired in 2008. London, 40, also is involved in the community. He is part of the Fort Knox chapter of the Association of the U. S. Army and president of the board for Habitat for Humanity of Hardin County.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Man and woman arrested at hotel

Glasgow Police responded to the Towne Inn on Happy Valley Road after receiving a report of an alleged theft. 38 year-old Kevin Deweese, of Cave City, told police his girlfriend, 35 year-old Lindsey Dodson, of Glasgow, has stolen his knife and left the scene. Dodson was located on Frazier Avenue and brought back to the hotel for questioning. After a search of the room, Deweese and Lindsey were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Two arrested in Cave City on various charges

Two people were arrested in Cave City Wednesday night.  Cave City Police Officer Michael Stevenson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on South Dixie Highway. The driver, 37 year old Jennifer Jones, of Park City, was arrested for only having one headlight, no registration receipt, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs 1st offense. Jones was also arrested on an outstanding Barren County warrant.  A passenger in the vehicle, 29 year-old Kennedy Martin, of Cave City, was arrested on an outstanding Barren County warrant as well.  Both Jones and Martin were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Three arrested on drug charges

The Barren River Drug Task Force was called Tuesday night to respond to an active meth lab at the campground at the Barren River State Park. The Barren County Sheriff Deputies were first called to the campsite in reference to a van that was trespassing and did not have a campsite. An additional complaint of a chemical smell was coming from the same area where the van was parked. At approximately 10:00 p.m., Deputies Childress and Morgan made contact with the occupants of the van and noticed what appeared to be a possible meth lab and then contacted the Drug Task Force. The meth lab was confirmed to be active. The Austin Tracey Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene for decontamination. A further search of the vehicle revealed suspected meth, drug paraphernalia and other chemicals and equipment used to manufacture meth. Arrested were 44 year-old Travis Lee Hayes, of Bowling Green, 26 year-old Tiffany Simmons, of Bowling Green, and 45 year-old Katherine Pennington, of Scottsville. All were charged with Manufacturing meth 1st degree - 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance 1st - meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Pennington was additionally charged with possession of marijuana. All three were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

KHSAA investigating recruiting violations

The Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that the KHSAA is investigating the Bowling Green High School boys basketball program for recruiting violations during it's 2016-17 state championship season. In the Courier-Journal report, the KHSAA Communications Director confirms there is an ongoing review of last season's Purples' boys basketball team. A recent lawsuit filed by former Bowling Green High School girls basketball head coach LaVonda Johnson reportedly provided information to the KHSAA regarding the alleged violations. Johnson has a pending lawsuit in regards to her dismissal as the Lady Purples girls basketball head coach in early August.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Cave City will hire additional police officer

Cave City Police will soon be hiring an additional full time police officer. Monday night, the Cave City Council voted to create the

position after Chief Terrill Riley spoke with the council about the need to hire an additional officer. With one officer out with an

injury and the resignation of a part-time officer, Riley said a full-time officer would help tremendously. This will bring the police

force up to nine full-time officers.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Munfordville City Council met Tuesday

The Munfordville City Council met in special session Tuesday, October 10th, at Munfordville City Hall. The only item on the agenda was to discuss paving city streets, after a lengthy discussion. A motion was made and seconded to advertise for bids on blacktopping/patching 5 streets that they determined needed fixing, it was passed 5-0.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

E-town man indicted for child's rape

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted for raping a child. According to court records, 30 year-old Justin A. Harnett was indicted on first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. The victim was younger than 112 years old on both counts. According to the indictment, Harnett committed the offenses on more than two occasions between August 2013 and July 2017. Elizabethtown Police arrested Harnett in July. At the time of his arrest, police charged Harnett with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. First-degree rape is a class A felony. If convicted, Harnett could face 20 to 50 years or life in prison. First-degree sexual abuse is a class C felony, and if convicted, Harnett could face five to 10 years in prison. Harnett currently is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING. AFTER JUDGE MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO  ORDER, BRO. PAUL HINES, PASTOR OF THE MUNFORDVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 197 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $6,344. THE COURT APPROVED SEVERAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, INCLUDING:

CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO APPROVE 2 MAC TRUCKS INSTEAD OF ONE FOR SOLID WASTE, THE JUDGE TO APPLY FOR EMERGENCY ROAD FUNDS FOR HICK SPRINGS ROAD, 1ST READING OF BUDGET READING #2, APPROVED PAYMENT FOR GREEN RIVER COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMY OF $427,000 AND $35,OOO FOR 5 YEARS, WHICH WAS LESS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT, APPROVED TO ADVERTISE TO SELL 3 DODGE TRUCKS AND TO PURCHASE 3 NEW DODGE TRUCKS AT STATE BID, APPROVED VIEWERS TO CLOSE LOCUST GROVE WEST .292 IN LENGTH, 1ST READING FOR 35 MPH FOR WALNUT GROVE SCHOOL ROAD, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATE REQUEST.

THE COURT ALSO APPROVED TO TRANSFER GREG NICHOLS FROM WORKER AT THE COURT HOUSE TO SUPERVISOR AT JUSTICE CENTER AND CHAIRMAN OF PLANNING COMMISSION. THE COURT ALSO APPROVED TO HIRE LUTHER GOLDSMITH FOR PART TIME WORK AT THE COURT HOUSE.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2ND, 2017 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will travel to take on Fort Knox at 7:30 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on Edmonson County

at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the Raider's game starting at 6:45 p.m.


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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Ribbon cutting Friday at Jane's Pharmacy

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, at Jane's Pharmacy, located in the Pandeya Medical Plaza in Munfordville. Studio 101 will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and refreshments will be served afterwards.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

SCRTC Annual Meeting Thursday

The SCRTC Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, October 12th, at the Cave City Convention Center. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Three juveniles involved in car break-ins

Three Warren County juvenile males have been released back to their parents after a police chase involving car break-ins. The Warren County Sheriff's Office received complaints from residents in the Ella Way and Murphy Road area of Rockfield,

concerning the three boys breaking into vehicles. Deputies say one of the three waved a handgun at them. An AR-15 rifle was one of the items stolen. The rifle and other stolen property was recovered and returned to the owners.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Sheriff's deputy injured in scuffle

The Simpson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Sunday night, which left one deputy injured. Deputy Eddie Lawson and another officer responded to the call. Lawson says they found a man on the side of the road, sitting on a duffel bag. Deputies say they asked the man to stop reaching into the bag multiple times because they weren't sure what he was reaching for. A fight ensued and the other deputy sustained a dislocated left ankle. Deputies say a large knife was recovered from the bag. Officials identified the man as Bradley Ford and arrested him on various charges including carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts of assaulting an officer.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Two face charges in kidnapping case

Two Brandenburg residents are facing multiple charges in a July 30th incident which police say a woman was kidnapped. 36 year-old Lester Miller and 38 year-old April Roberts were indicted on kidnapping, second-degree burglary, intimidating a participant in the legal process, fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening charges. According to Miller's arrest citation, the two broke into an Elizabethtown home and kidnapped a woman who lived there. They then drove her to a Rineyville residence. On the way there, Miller was driving reckless while Roberts threatened to kill the woman, according to the citation. Miller, who also was facing charges related to a March 17th robbery, accused the victim in the citation of involving his name in the robbery case. Miller is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond. A bond of $50,000 has been issued upon Roberts' arrest.

 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Trial postponed in toddler's case

A Munfordville man's trial involving the death of a toddler has been postponed. The trial of 78 year-old Roger Williams was

scheduled to begin Monday morning in Hart County Circuit Court.  According to the commonwealth's attorney, the trial will be

continued due to issues that will require a hearing. In November of 2016, Williams was involved in a three vehicle crash in Horse Cave that ultimately resulted in the death of the toddler, 19 month-old Tristan Dilley. Williams was indicted by a Hart County Grand Jury in December 2016. He faces a charge of wanton murder in connection with the death of Tristen Dilley. He is also facing five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI with aggravating circumstances, failure to maintain required insurance, no registration plates or receipt. The trial has been re-scheduled for March 26th, 2018.

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Hart County Grand Jury indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury returned several indictments this week. 25 year-old Daniel Coble, of Horse Cave, on theft of identity without consent, 67 year-old Anna Webb, of Munfordville, on charges of assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, 33 year-old David Aldridge, of Bonnieville, on Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), 48 year-old Herbert Lynd, of Bowling Green, on theft by deception $500 or more and theft of identity without consent, 47 year-old Shawna Wyatt, of Munfordville, on wanton endangerment, and 29 year-old Joshua Sanders, of Hardyville, on burglary, theft by unlawful taking or auto $10,000 or more, fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment and persistent felony offender.

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Cavera High School SBDM Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Horse Cave City Council Meeting tonight

Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held this evening at 6:00 p.m. New business will include: Audit Proposal - Approve audit proposal from Campbell, Myers and Rutlege, PLLC not to exceed $11,000 for years ending June 30th, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and approve the mayor to sign necessary documents to accept the proposal.

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Two murder suspects to stand trial

The final two suspects in the January 2016 shooting death of Windell Jones inside his Westport Road townhouse, are scheduled to stand trial this month. 18 year-old Tyheim Taylor, of Radcliff, and 19 year-old Braylong Bucker, of Elizabethtown, both turned down plea agreement offers. Both face a number of charges, including complicity to commit murder in the January 27th, 2016 shooting death of Jones. They both face 20 to 50 years or life in prison, if convicted. The other three suspects have accepted plea deals in exchange for truthful testimony, including 21 year-old Taliyah Woods, of Radcliff. Woods admitted in July in Hardin Circuit Court to shooting Jones once with a shotgun in the chest when a fight broke out as the group entered his home to rob him. 20 year-old Monti Lopez-Olivera, of Radcliff, and Victoria Lamber, of Elizabethtown, also have accepted plea deals. 22 year-old Jones was pronounced dead inside the townhouse. Jury selection begins next Monday in the trial.

 

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Friday, October 6th, 2017

Barren County boat theft investigation underway

A boat theft investigation is underway in Barren County. On Monday, a white 1998 Tracker boat with a 115 hp Mercury motor was stolen on Shady Acres Road in southern Barren County. The boat is white with a blue stripe. Video surveillance camera caught the

suspect vehicle, an extended cab black 1995-1998 Chevrolet/GMC pickup pulling onto Lucas Road with the stolen boat towing behind it at approximately 11:49 a.m.  Anyone with information on the theft, is asked to contact police immediately at 270-651-2771 or use the tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Friday, October 6th, 2017

Hart County Grand Jury indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury returned several indictments this week. 25 year-old Daniel Coble, of Horse Cave, on theft of identity without consent, 67 year-old Anna Webb, of Munfordville, on charges of assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, 33 year-old David Aldridge, of Bonnieville, on Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), 48 year-old Herbert Lynd, of Bowling Green, on theft by deception $500 or more and theft of identity without consent, 47 year-old Shawna Wyatt, of Munfordville, on wanton endangerment, and 29 year-old Joshua Sanders, of Hardyville, on burglary, theft by unlawful taking or auto $10,000 or more, fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment and persistent felony offender.

 

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Friday, October 6th, 2017

Teen faces gun theft charges

A teen from Horse Cave is facing charges after allegedly stealing a gun. A release from Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, says 19 year-old Skylar Williams was indicted on Tuesday by a Hart County Grand Jury on a charge of Theft by Unlawful Taking of a Firearm. The indictment stems from a report to the sheriff's department on September 17th of a pistol stolen from a vehicle. Williams was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will be at Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

E-town elderly woman suffers gunshot wound

An elderly woman was flown to University Hospital in Louisville Wednesday afternoon after firing multiple gunshots from inside her Elizabethtown home and receiving a self-inflicted wound to the neck. Elizabethtown Police Department Officers and Hardin County EMS initially responded to perform a welfare check around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 100 block of Lakeview Drive of an elderly female who had attempted to harm herself. When police arrived, they were initially unable to make contact with the woman. Police made entry into the home with the assistance of a family member, and found the woman had locked herself in a bedroom. As officers attempted to communicate with her, a single gunshot was fired through a bedroom door in the direction of police standing outside. After the gunshot, units retreated and called for backup, and the Special Response and Crisis Negotiation teams were called to the scene. No charges are expected to be filed at this time. None of the officers or other responders were injured.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Four injured on I-65 near Bonnieville

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call Wednesday at 5:22 a.m. of a three vehicle injury collision, which had occurred northbound on Interstate 65 near the 72 mile marker. The investigation indicated that all three vehicles were traveling northbound when the collision occurred. Tia Smith (20) of Spring Hill, TN was traveling in the left lane, operating a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer when she struck a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser being operated by Patricia Kimble (35) of Fountain Run, in a rear end manner. Upon impact, Kimble’s vehicle crossed three lanes of travel, impacting a guardrail, before re-entering the roadway in the path of a 2007 Freightliner being operated by Richard Gleaves Jr. (69) of Mount Juliet, TN. Gleaves vehicle then struck Kimble’s in the middle travel lane. All occupants of the three involved vehicles were restrained. Three juvenile passengers of Kimble’s vehicle sustained injury and were transported to both Hardin Memorial Hospital and Norton’s Children’s Hospital. Patricia Kimble was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision. The remaining occupants of the two other involved vehicles did not report injury. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Escaped inmate from Barren County captured

Barren County Deputy Rodney Sponhouse responded to a report Wednesday morning that a man, fitting the description of 27 year-old Jessee James Cable was walking on the parkway. Cable was located and taken to the Barren County Detention Center. He was part of the inmate work crew clearing litter on Park City-Glasgow Road earlier this week, when he slipped away from authorities. Cable was serving time for domestic violence 3rd or more offense.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Friday night area high school football

On Friday night, the Caverna Colonels will travel to take on Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Raiders will not be playing this weekend.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Former students file federal lawsuit

Five former Larue County High School students filed a federal lawsuit last week against the Larue County Schools District and former high school Principle Kyle Goodlett. The basis of the complaint in the lawsuit deals with Goodlett while he was either the principal or assistant principal of Larue County High School between 2012 and 2016. According to documents filed in U. S. District Court in Louisville, Goodlett admitted to investigators he had an addiction to pornography and that he transferred images from phones confiscated from students to his personal thumb drive without their consent or knowledge. He also stated he would take the images and share them to a Russian website with the intent of trading for more images. A forensic review determined Goodlett possessed 436 images and 11 videos of child pornography on at least 32 different electronic devices. The five students, all female, are represented by Joseph H. Mattingly III. The former students say in the complaint their rights were violated under the Fourth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution and Article 1, Section 10 of the Kentucky Constitution, which deal with people's right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The plaintiffs also filed a class action on behalf of other Larue County students between 2012-2016 who had phones confiscated and their private images uploaded to one or more websites without their consent. The exact number is believed to be "in excess of 50 students." The complaint further states the plaintiffs are asking for punitive damages, attorney fees, trial by jury and court costs. A lawsuit provides only one view of a dispute. Larue County Schools and Goodlett have up to 21 days to answer the complaint after receiving notification from the court.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

KSP trooper place on paid leave

A Kentucky State Police Post 4 trooper has been placed on paid administrative leave following a reported altercation with road crew workers on U. S. 31-W near Fort Knox. The leave is pending completion of an investigation by state police. Off-duty trooper Anthony Harrison, who has been a state trooper for four years, including three assigned at Post 4 in Elizabethtown, was suspended Monday. Other news agencies reported Harrison was driving his personal vehicle over a week ago near a work zone when he left the vehicle and confronted workers around 11:30 p.m. One of the workers recorded the incident with a cell phone. The video shows Harrison arguing with a female worker and then approaching another employee. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 spokesman Chris Jessie said the road crew were employees of Scotty's Contracting. A representative of Scotty's declined to comment.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Escaped inmate sought by police

The Barren County and Warren County Sheriff's Offices are trying to find an escaped inmate from Barren County. 27 year-old Jesse Cable walked away from a Barren County Jail work crew. Cable is a white man, 5'5" tall, 150 pounds, with tattoos on both arms and hands. he was last seen in the area of Glasgow Park City Road and Stovall Road with no shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes. The area that the inmate walked away from is on the western side of Barren County, close to the Warren County Line. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cable is asked to call the Barren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Glasgow Police make several arrests

On Monday, 45 year-old Antoinette A. Jones, of Glasgow, was arrested for shoplifting less than $500, public intoxication, buy/possess drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). 28 year-old Danna Stout, of Summer Shade, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. 26 year-old Tyler V. Brown, of Glasgow, was arrested for public intoxication. And Sunday, 45 year-old Rene L. Matthews, of Glasgow, was arrested for reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Manufacturing business plans 2nd location

An expanding manufacturing business is coming to Barren County. Froedge Machine and Supply Co. Inc., which provides repair services to local industries, will invest $690,000 and create 12 full-time jobs. The company was established in Monroe County as a machining and watch repair shop in 1962. Specialties now include: drilling, boring, cutting and honing, surface grinding, welding lathe, millwork, tool and die and lumber handling. The new facility will be located in a former machine shop just outside the Glasgow City Limits on US 68.  This will be their second location in Kentucky.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Annual Fall Clothes for Kids Auction

The 19th Annual WLOC Clothes for Kids fall radio auction will be held during the week of October 30th from 9 to 11 a.m.

Donations are being accepted for the auction including: antiques, crafts, theme baskets, tools, toys, gift certificates, country hams

and we'll need lots of baked good.  Clothes for Kids is a 501-C3 non-profit organization serving the nine resource centers in Hart County and Caverna School systems. Monetary donations can be mailed to: WLOC P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749. For more information, call 270-786-4400.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Monday, October 2nd, at Munfordville City Hall

The council heard and passed a resolution pertaining to the County Employee Retirement System and 2 resolutions pertaining to a Zoning Language Update

The council approved giving a donation from the city of $2,790.00 to the Fire Dept to help on leasing a new Jaws Of Life.

Fire Chief Jackie Logsdon announced the Fire Dept would be having a Chili Supper/Auction on Saturday, October 28th, starting at 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Freeman reported that the trick or treat hours for children 13 years old and under would be from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, October 31st

The city will be advertising for a formal paving bid for blacktopping of streets in town, the council will meet in a special called meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, at 5:00 p.m.  to discuss what streets to pave.

It was announced that Saturday, November 4th, would be Christmas Open House in Munfordville from 4pm to 8pm, participating merchants will be decorated and offering specials at that time.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Overturned excavator at Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park

Emergency officials were called out to Mammoth Cave National Park Monday afternoon after an excavator overturned. A construction crew was digging a footer for a new bridge when the incident occurred which caused a small fuel leak. Firefighters with the Park City Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene, as well as personnel with the Edmonson County Emergency Medical Service. A wrecker was called to upright the excavator. No one was injured and the leak was contained.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Three arrested in Barren County

Three Glasgow residents were arrested early Monday morning by the Barren County Sheriff's Office. An officer noticed a driver leaning against the steering wheel and identified the driver as 53 year-old Loren D. Huddelson. After an investigation, Huddelson was arrested and charged with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/drugs, no Operator's License, no Registration Plates, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Two passengers in the vehicle were also arrested. 52 year-old Terry Huddelson and 41 year-old Paul Harper, of Glasgow, were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (meth). All three were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Jury finds Glasgow man guilty of sexual abuse

A Barren County Grand Jury has found a Glasgow man guilty on sexual abuse charges. After a two-day trial, a jury found 48 year-old Ronnie "Red" Wayne Shirley guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12 years of age. The jury also convicted him of fourth-degree assault of an adult woman, and of being a second-degree persistent felony offender. The jury recommended a total sentence of 10 years each on the sexual abuse counts, to be served concurrently and 12 months for the assault charge. Shirley's final sentencing is scheduled for December 11th in Barren Circuit Court.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Two men arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb arrested two men on a traffic stop in Horse Cave around 4:00 a.m. Friday morning. Officer Webb charged 41 year-old Christopher Solich, of Horse Cave, with Possession of Meth 3rd or greater offense and tampering with physical evidence. Also, the driver, 41 year-old Ronnie Gossett Junior, of Glasgow, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, possession of meth 2nd offense and tampering with physical evidence. Officer Webb was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Four men indicted on drugs and prostitution

A drug and prostitution investigation in Hardin County has led to the indictment of four Elizabethtown men. The four men were arrested August 2nd after police were called to a residence after reports of a strong chemical odor.  In a recent session of the Hardin County Grand Jury, 23 year-old Payton Lee was indicted on a charge of prostitution while infected with HIV; first-degree possession of a controlled substance — cocaine; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Lee’s twin brother, Layton Lee, along with 68 year-old Charles Smith, and 47 year-old Chasidy Johnson were indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance — cocaine; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Single Vehicle Collision Results in 2 Fatalities

Two people were killed Sunday morning after a police pursuit in Smiths Grove. Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green was requested to respond to assist the Allen County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle pursuit, which had originated in Tennessee. Law enforcement officials with Westmoreland P.D. had observed the suspect vehicle driving reckless and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Upon entering Kentucky, the pursuit led Allen County Deputies through Allen County, crossing into Warren County on KY 101, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.  Once the pursuit neared the Smiths Grove city limits in Warren County, Allen County

Sheriff’s Department terminated the pursuit, deactivating all emergency equipment.  Minutes later, the vehicle was involved in a single vehicle collision on KY 101 near the intersection of US 68-80, where three occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a total of five occupants of the vehicle were involved in the collision. Two of the occupants sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased by the Warren County Coroner’s Office. Two occupants were flown to Tennessee hospitals for treatment of injuries and both are listed in critical condition. The remaining occupant was admitted in a

Tennessee hospital and currently listed in stable condition. The names of the involved parties have not been released. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

E-town man shot at a community center

A Sunday morning shooting in Elizabethtown has left one man injured. The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a

report of shots fired on Skyline Drive at Wesley Hilltop House, a community center for senior citizens. The man who was shot

was taken to University Hospital in Louisville for a wound to an ankle. No other injuries were reported.  Gunfire also appeared to hit three unoccupied vehicles.  Police have not identified a suspect or motive.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Friday night high school football scores

Elizabethtown 61 - Hart County 7

Todd County Central 58 - Caverna 24

Taylor County 55 - Barren County 0

Glasgow 50 - Green County 0

Monroe County 42 - Metcalfe County 13

Edmonson County 27 - Adair County 25

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Three drug arrests in Barren County

Three Glasgow residents were arrested early Monday morning by the Barren County Sheriff's Office. An officer noticed a driver leaning against the steering wheel and identified the driver as 53 year-old Loren D. Huddleson. After an investigation, Huddleson was arrested and charged with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/drugs, no Operator's License, no Registration Plates, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Two passengers in the vehicle were also arrested. 52 year-old Terry Huddleson and 41 year-old Paul Harper, of Glasgow, were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (meth). All three were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Teen dies after being shot

Franklin Police say a teen who was shot Friday has died. The teen has been identified as Joseph Grace. Officers were called to a location at 303 Pepper Street at 2:15 a.m. after a male juvenile was shot in the head. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Grace succumbed to his injuries Thursday. Neighbors say at the time of the shooting, another juvenile was present. The owner of the property where the incident occurred said the shooting was accidental.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

There's a new deputy in town; and his dog

Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley has announced a recent addition to the sheriff's office: Deputy John Warnock and canine partner, Deputy JoeJoe. Warnock is a native of Virginia and came to the Hart County Sheriff's Office in October of 2016 after retiring from the U. S. Army. He and his wife, Lillian, and their three children reside in Hart County. Deputy JoeJoe is a Labrador Retriever, born in 2015 at the ALPHA Canine Kennels, LLC in Russell Springs and certified in narcotics, tracking and article searches.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Traffic Advisory – I65 Northbound / Bluegrass Parkway Westbound (I65 Interchange) / US 62 Westbound (I65 Interchange) All In Hardin County (Elizabethtown Exits 91, 93 and 94)

Friday night, September 29th – The Northbound ramp onto I65 from the WK Parkway/31W/Lincoln Parkway Interchange will be re-opened. Work will begin at 7pm and last until approximately 12 Midnight. Motorists should be aware of varying traffic patterns as work takes place.

Sunday/Monday nights, October 1st and 2nd – Scotty’s Contracting will be milling the on ramp from Bluegrass Parkway Westbound to I65 Northbound Sunday night and paving the ramp on Monday night, requiring closure of the ramp on both nights. Work will begin at 8pm and will be completed by 6am. Traffic will follow detour signs to I65 Southbound and utilize the cloverleaf at Exit 91 in order to re-enter I65 and travel Northbound.

Monday/Tuesday nights, October 2nd and 3rd – Scotty’s Contracting will be milling the ramp from US 62 Westbound to I65 Northbound Monday night and paving the ramp on Tuesday night, requiring closure of the ramp on both nights. Work will begin at 8pm and will be completed by 6am. Traffic will follow detour signs to I65 Southbound and utilize the cloverleaf at Exit 91 to re-enter I65 and travel Northbound.

Tuesday/Wednesday nights, October 3rd and 4th – Scotty’s Contracting will be milling the Exit 91 ramp from I65 Northbound to the WK Parkway/31W/Lincoln Parkway Interchange on Tuesday night and paving the ramp on Wednesday night, requiring closure of the ramp on both nights. The work will begin at 8pm and will be completed by 6am. Traffic will follow detour signs around the cloverleaf at Exit 91 back to this intersection.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Auburn man charged with manslaughter

An Auburn man was arrested Thursday and charged with Manslaughter. Michael Anthony Thigpen, known as Tony, has been accused of killing his five-month-old daughter. The incident occurred June 10th of this year. Logan County Sheriff's Deputies found the infant girl deceased in a mobile home. Thigpen was arrested Thursday and charged with manslaughter, and three counts each of wanton endangerment, neglect and tampering with evidence, due to two other small children inside the residence. He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Stiffer penalties for DUI in Hardin County

A Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the Brianna Taylor Act Thursday, which extends the look-back period for intoxicated drivers to 10 years. The new law was challenged in two DUI cases in Warren County last year, but was upheld after being signed into law April 2016 by Gov. Matt Bevin. The Act was named after Brianna Taylor, who at 17, was killed by a drunken driver just days after graduating from Elizabethtown High School in 2014. The object of the law is to hold repeat DUI offenders accountable and hopefully, reduce the number of DUI cases.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Logan County officials search for two escaped inmates

A search in Logan County is underway after two inmates escaped.  Police say Sherman Townsend and Andy Akers escaped Thursday while on work release. Both men were wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Semi crash closes parkway in Adair County

Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle crash on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Adair County Thursday around 8:42am.
According to authorities, the driver of the semi, 53 year-old Tommy Criss, of Memphis, TN, was traveling east on the parkway past the Columbia exit. The semi dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and overturned. The truck and trailer blocked both of the east bound lanes for more than 6 hours. Criss was transported to TJ Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Several arrests made by Glasgow Police

A Glasgow man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday just before noon. 21 year-old Marcus Kevin Norman, of Jack Smith Road, was stopped by the Glasgow Police Department after an officer noticed he was not wearing a seatbelt. Norman was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense, carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and License to be in Possession.

A 50 year-old Glasgow man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for reckless driving in Glasgow. After receiving a complaint, officers located the vehicle traveling South on Veterans Outerloop and then onto Oil City Road. Nicholas Dodd Lane, of 86 Pritchardsville Road, was arrested for reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense.

Officers in Glasgow responded to a complaint of a man trying to gain entry to the school on 302 S. Broadway Street. After an investigation, 21 year-old Christopher J. Abner, of 302 Morgan Street, Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication - Controlled Substance. In addition, Abner was advised the he was not allowed back on the school property.

All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Federal lawsuit against former principal

A federal lawsuit was filed last week by five former female Larue County High School students against the Larue County Schools district and former high school Principal Kyle Goodlett. The former students say school officials violated their rights to privacy when their phones were seized. The complaint involves details of the cell phone/media devise policy that was in place while Goodlett was principal.  After Goodlett's arrest in October 2016, Larue County Schools stopped confiscating cell phones and the high school revised its policy in December 2016 to reflect the change. The plaintiffs also filed a class action on behalf of other Larue County students between 2012-2016 who had phones confiscated and their private images uploaded to one or more websites without their consent.

 

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Metcalfe County man indicted for murder

A Metcalfe County man has been indicted on murder charges. 46 year-old Bobie Darrell Lawson, of Summer Shade, has been

charged with murder in connection with the death of Bobby Hubert, of Summer Shade. The Metcalfe County Grand Jury returned

the indictment and Lawson will face additional charges of Tampering With Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse. His bail was set at $750,000.

In other Metcalfe County Grand Jury indictments:

27 year old Charles Harper III, of Edmonton, was indicted for Burglary, 1st Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 36 year old Donnie Branham, of Burkesville, was indicted on two counts: Complicity to Burglary 1st Degree and Complicity to Theft by Unlawful Taking.  47 year old Ricky Perkins, of Edmonton, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Endangering the welfare of a Minor and Drug

Paraphernalia.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

2nd Annual Clean the Green event

The 2nd Annual "Clean the Green" event is being sponsored by Hart County Solid Waste and will be held Saturday, September 30th, staring at 8:00 a.m. at Thelma Stovall Park River Ramp. The cleanup will consist of trash collection on Green River by canoe from Rio Spring to Munfordville. $1,000 in prizes will be given for participants and there is no charge for canoe rental. For more information, call Solid Waste at 270-524-3323.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Horse Cave Large Item Drop-Off

Horse Cave residents will be able to dispose of large items Thursday through Saturday, September 28th, 30th. The hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Saturday's hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the City Public Works Building located behind the Main Street Cemetery.  Items accepted include: electronics, appliances, mowers and tillers with fuel removed, furniture, toys, metal and plastic. Signs will be posted. Please do not drop-off carpet, building materials, wood, roofing, paint, tires, yard waste or garbage. For more information, call 270-670-1890.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

E-town man charged with felony assault

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with felony assault of a woman. 24 year-old Gary Poole III is charged  with choking the woman several times Monday morning and prevented her from contacting police. According to a warrant, the woman said Poole told her he wanted her to die during the alleged assault. After Poole left the residence, the woman was treated in the Hardin Memorial Hospital Emergency room. Poole is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Veterans Home from Honor Flight

Lee Bratcher along with 66 other Kentucky veterans received a heroes’ welcome home Saturday from patriotic, flag-waving citizens who filled the entire terminal at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. The veterans participated in a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the seventh Honor Flight sponsored by Farmers RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The mission was coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.  Several of the veterans, who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, said it was the best day of their lives.  “It was truly a great day,” said Lee Bratcher, who served in the Army during World War II.

As a bagpipe band led the returning veterans through the Lexington terminal, more than 1,500 family members and patriotic citizens waved “Welcome Home” signs and shook their hands. Throughout the day, people greeted the veterans with smiles, requests for photos and many thanks for their sacrifices in the cause of freedom.

When the veterans arrived at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport that morning, a gauntlet of cheerleaders, football players and other citizens clapped as a chorus from the U.S. Military Academy sang patriotic songs.

After boarding three buses, a police escort cleared highway traffic and took them directly to the Air Force Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, the group watched the changing of the guard and participated in an emotional wreath-laying ceremony. The day was made even more special by Mr. Bratcher, as he turned 91 on the day of the Honor Flight.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Glasgow man barred from buying or selling livestock

The case involving Stonnie Sullivan has been settled, permanently barring him from buying and selling livestock. Sullivan paid $31,200 in civil penalties and agreed to prohibition from engaging in business for which registration and bonding is required under the Packers and Stockyards Act. And, in addition, agreed to pay debt to Tennessee Livestock Market, just over $8,800.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Waste employee struck and killed

A Solid Waste employee has been struck and killed in Scottsville. The Kentucky State Police Bowling Green received a call of a two-vehicle injury collision at approximately 7:41 a.m. Tuesday morning, at 610 Locust Street in the city limits of Scottsville. The investigat6ion indicated that 58 year-old Kenny Manion, of Scottsville, was operating a 2011 GMC Yukon and was traveling east on Locust Street when he approached a 2014 Freightliner waste collection vehicle owned by the city of Scottsville, which was stopped in the roadway with its caution lights activated. According to a witness on scene, 38 year-old Jeffrey P. Anderson, an employee of the city of Scottsville who was in a working capacity, was located behind the waste collection vehicle. Manion's vehicle failed to stop, striking Anderson and the waste collection vehicle in a rear end manner. Anderson was transported to the Scottsville Medical Center Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner's Office. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Metcalfe County man pleads not guilty to murder

A man charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with physical evidence in Metcalfe County has pled not guilty. Police say Bobbie Lawson and Bobby Hubert shared the home they lived in when they became involved in an argument that lead to Hubert being shot. Lawson has been appointed a public defender and a pretrial conference was set for November 28th at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Restrictions for seasonal outdoor burning

Seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning will soon take effect in Kentucky. The fall forest fire hazard season begins on Oct. 1st. That means it will be illegal to burn within 150 feet of a woodland or brushland between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The restrictions will be in place through December 15th. The restrictions are due to typically dry weather conditions that make leaves and brush natural fire accelerants.

 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

23 year-old Braxton Thomas, of Glasgow, was indicted for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs, DUI 2nd Offense, Operating a Motor vehicle while License Revoked/Suspended for DUI and Speeding 13mph or more over limit. In a separate case, Thomas was indicted for Tampering With Physical Evidence and Possession of Synthetic Drugs. 20 year old Taylor White, of Edmonton, was indicted on five counts: Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st and 3rd Degree, Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug and Prescription of Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. 33 year-old Brandon Lee, of Glasgow, was indicted on Possession of a Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia, DUI, Violation of Conditions of Release, Operating on a Suspended/Revoked Operators License and Failure of Non Owner/Operator to Maintain Required Insurance. 40 year old Christopher Scott Walker, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and Public Intoxication. 19 year old Acesha Myers of Tampa was indicted for False Making of Credit or Debit Card and Possession of Marijuana. 34 year-old William Simpson, of Smiths Grove, was indicted on four separate counts of Wanton Endangerment.

 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Grand Jury indicts Metcalfe County man

A grand jury has indicted a Metcalfe County man for murder. According to court records, Bobbie Lawson, of Summer Shade, was indicted on September 22nd. Lawson is charged with the murder of 30 year-old Bobby Hubert, also of Summer Shade. Lawson is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Police say Lawson and Hubert were roommates and became involved in an argument that lead to the shooting. Lawson's arraignment has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. today.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Friday night area high school football

Friday night action continues for the Hart County Raiders as they travel on the road to take on Elizabethtown at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have complete coverage of the game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Radcliff woman charged with forgery

A 35 year-old Radcliff woman was arrested Sunday night and charged with six counts of forgery. 35 year-old Katherine Collins is alleged to have stolen six checks from a joint bank account and then used the checks to purchase items at Wal-mart in Radcliff between Sept. 2nd and Sept. 5th. The six checks totaled $580.53. Collins, who was arrested by Radcliff Police, is charged with six counts of second-degree forgery, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years on each charge. She is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Three arrested in funeral home burglary

Three Hardin County residents have been arrested in connection with a burglary of a Leitchfield funeral home earlier this month. Police said the prime suspect is 35 year-old James Neal Sullivan, of Cecilia, who is alleged to have entered Watson & Hunt Funeral Home September 13th and took among other items, clothes out of a funeral home hearse belonging to a U. S. Army veteran whose funeral was scheduled tow days later. Leitchfield police said an iPod, flat-screen television, a PlayStation 3, jewelry, a green sports jacket, khaki pants and a set of keys to the funeral home's hearse were taken. Sullivan is charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, of convicted. A search warrant was executed at a White Mills residence and items from the funeral home were found, as well as drugs and other items. Also arrested were 55 year-old Gary Hawks and 38 year-old Jennifer Wills, who are listed as occupants of the residence where the search warrant was executed. Hawks is charged with first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing/distributing explosives without a permit and possession of marijuana. Wills is charged with receiving stolen property of more than $500 and less than $10,000; tampering with physical evidence and first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine. Sullivan was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. Hawks and Wills are being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Cave City woman arrested for DUI

Cave City Police Officer Christopher Edwards arrested 36 year-old Jennifer Conrad, of Cave City, Saturday night. Officer Edwards received a call 5to 303 Wall Street in reference to a verbal domestic. After arriving on scene contact was made with Conrad who drove her vehicle to Wall Street. After a brief investigation, Conrad was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense. Conrad was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dr. Ernie Fletcher building

Former Gov. Ernie Fletcher was in Hart County for the dedication of the Hart County Health Department Building. Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the ceremony. The new health department will now be known as the Dr. Ernie Fletcher Building.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Nine recent Barren County Indictments handed down

30 year-old Ronnie Jewell Jr., of Horse Cave, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

21 year-old Tiffany Jones, of Edmonton, and 21 year-old Stephen Helson, Jr., of Glasgow, were both indicted on Possession of a

Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Additionally, Jones was indicted for DUI, Reckless Driving and Failure to Notify Address Change to the Department of Transportation. Helson will face an additional count of Public Intoxication.

19 year-old James Byrd, of Knob Lick, was indicted for Theft by Unlawful Taking.

36 year-old Teresa Nesbit, of Glasgow, was indicted for Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake.

39 year-old Larry Lawson, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts: Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing or Evading Police and Persistent Felony Offender.

27 year-old Erica King, of Celina, TN, was indicted for Assault 2nd Degree, three counts of Wanton Endangerment, DUI and Failure to Maintain Insurance.

39 year-old Robert Stinson, of Glasgow, was indicted on several counts: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Theft of a Firearm and Persistent Felony Offender.

22 year-old Kalen Bowman, of Glasgow, was indicted for Robbery 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Persistent Felony Offender.

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Dickerson receives Tim Lee Carter Award

Congratulations to another area recipient at the 49th Annual Barren River Area Development District's meeting.  Former Barren County resident David Dickerson was presented with the Tim Lee Carter Award on Wednesday.  Dickerson is currently serving as secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet. He is also a former Barren County judge-executive. The Tim Lee Carter Award was established to honor the extraordinary services of the late U.S. Rep. Tim Lee Carter of Monroe County, who was also a physician.

 

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Glasgow Police Department arrests

25 year-old Dakota Allen Fields, of Glasgow, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

52 year-old Richard Dale Morgan, of Glasgow, was arrested at Five Star Gas Station on Happy Valley Road for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense, along with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree.

29 year-old Harley R. Pryor, of Glasgow, was arrested on a parole violation after fleeing from authorities on Reynolds Road. He was additionally charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot).

35 year-old Lucky Hampton, of Bowling Green, was arrested at the Glasgow Wal-Mart after officers were dispatched to the

location. Hampton was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting $500 or more but under $10,000.

35 year-old Teresa Lynn Hagan, of Glasgow, was served two warrants one for failure to appear, and the other for contempt of court.

36 year-old Kelly Ryan Doyle, of Glasgow, was arrested Monday on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), minor injury.

23 year-old Evan W. York, of Glasgow, was arrested on charges of rear license not illuminated; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana and buy/possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury returns indictments

32 year old William David Aubrey III, of Etoile, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property, Tampering With Physical Evidence and Criminal Mischief.  35 year old Emily Renae Combs, of Glasgow, was indicted for Theft Of A Legend Drug.  40 year old Misty Michelle Francis, of Glasgow, was indicted on four counts: Theft Of Identity, Forgery, Theft By Deception and Persistent Felony Offender. And, 23 year old Austin Worth Perkins, of Glasgow, was indicted on Theft By Unlawful Taking.

 

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Logan County murder trial guilty verdicts

The murder trial of Gregory Posey in Logan County has ended with two guilty verdicts. According to the Logan County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Posey was found guilty of murder with a recommended sentence of life in prison and guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun with a recommended sentence of 10 years to be served consecutively. Posey was charged in the death of Patrick "PJ" Gilbert in July of 2016. Police say Gilbert was shot multiple times on Edward Street. Posey's final sentencing is set for November 8th at 3:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Mammoth Cave National Park proposes increase

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced that the Park is seeking public comment on a proposed increase in user fees, which would take effect in 2018. Public comment will be accepted from September 20 through October 13, 2017. Written comments may be submitted through the National Park Service planning website at parkplanning.nps.gov/MACA. The authority to charge recreational fees at national parks stems from the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The general cave tours would increase by roughly $1 to $3, and specialty cave tour would increase by approximately $3 to $6. Houchin Ferry camping would increase from $12 to $15. A new fee of $10 would be established for backcountry and river camping. The new backcountry fee will allow people to reserve their campsite online from across the country, and allow visitors to preplan a trip to the park. Another new fee ($2) would be established for recharging electric vehicles. Later this year the park will begin installing two level-2 charging stations in the visitor center parking lot. At Mammoth Cave, 80 percent of the money collected is used in the park to provide facilities and services that have direct benefit to park visitors. The remaining 20 percent helps support projects in the 270 national park units that do not charge entrance fees, like nearby Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP in Hodgenville, Ky.

Proposed fee increases at Mammoth Cave National Park:

Visitor service (tour, campsite, service) present fee ($) proposed fee ($) year of last increase
Mammoth Passage Tour (Adult)

7

8

2015

Mammoth Passage Tour (Youth 6-12)

5

6

2015

Frozen Niagara Tour (Adult)

13

14

2015

Gothic Avenue Tour (Adult)

12

15

2015

Gothic Avenue Tour (Youth 6-12)

9

10

2015

Domes and Dripstones (Adult)

15

17

2015

Domes and Dripstones (Youth 6-12)

10

12

2015

Great Onyx Tour (Adult)

18

20

2015

Great Onyx Tour (Youth 6-12)

13

15

2015

Historic Tour (Adult)

14

17

2015

Historic Tour (Youth 6-12)

9

12

2015

Cleaveland Avenue (Adult)

16

20

2015

Cleaveland Avenue (Youth 6-12)

10

14

2015

River Styx Tour (Adult)

15

18

2015

River Styx Tour (Youth 6-12)

11

13

2015

Star Chamber Tour (Adult)

14

20

2015

Star Chamber Tour (Youth 6-12)

10

15

2015

Focus on Frozen Niagara-Photo Tour (Adult)

13

16

2015

Focus on Frozen Niagara (Youth 6-12)

9

12

2015

Trog (Child 8-12)

16

20

2015

Introduction to Caving (Adult)

26

30

2015

Introduction to Caving (Youth 6-12)

20

24

2015

Violet City Lantern Tour (Adult)

18

20

2015

Violet City Lantern Tour (Youth 6-12)

13

15

2015

Wild Cave Tour (Adult)

55

60

2015

Discovery Tour (Adult)

5

6

2015

Discovery Tour (Youth 6-12)

3.5

4

2015

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rates

0

2

New

Backcountry Camping Fees

0

10

New

Houchin Ferry Campground

12

15

2007

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Atty. Nichols receives William H. Natcher Award

The Barren River Area Development District held their annual meeting at the Corvette Museum Wednesday at noon. The 2017 William H. Natcher Award was given to Hart County Attorney Mike Nichols. Mike has been County Attorney in Munfordville since 2003 and well-known for his commitment, integrity and support for the community. Mike Nichols has been a member of the Army Reserve since 1993 and in 2005 and 2006 was on tour of duty in Afghanistan. He and his wife Stacey have three children, Forrest, Stuart and Olivia. Studio 101 congratulates Attorney Mike Nichols, recipient of this year's William H. Natcher Award.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Glasgow Police Department make arrests

36 year-old Kelly Ryan Doyle, of Glasgow, was arrested Monday on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), minor injury. 23 year-old Evan W. York, of Glasgow, was arrested on charges of rear license not illuminated; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana and buy/possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

Several indictments were handed down this week by a Barren County Grand Jury. 37 year-old Randy Delk, of Glasgow, was indicted for having child pornography on his computer on thirty five separate counts of Possession Of Matter Portraying A Sexual Performance By A Minor. 30 year-old Wendy Marie Kerney and 36 year-old Michael Edward Jewell, both of Cave City, were included on a single indictment for Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession Of A Legend Drug.  27 year-old Cyndal Nichole Smith, of Cave City, was indicted for Criminal Possession Of A Forged Instrument and Theft Of Identity.  59 year-old Marcus Allen Ellis, of Glasgow, was indicted for

Theft By Unlawful Taking $500 Or More and Persistent Felony Offender. 40 year-old Dennis England, of Cave City, was indicted on one count of Assault 2nd and one count of Tampering With Physical Evidence. 42 year-old Kaneca Neal, of Glasgow, was indicted on two counts: Criminal Possession Of A Forged Instrument and Persistent Felony Offender.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Cave City man arrested for theft

A Cave City man was arrested Monday evening on theft charges. Cave City Police were dispatched to Cave Land Motel in reference to a vehicle that had been stolen. After locating the vehicle and a brief investigation, 26 year old Michael Skaggs was arrested and charged with Theft by unlawful taking auto- $500 or more but less than $ 10,000. Skaggs was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Traffic Advisory - I-6 NB/Bluegrass Parkway East Bound in Hardin County

Reminder: Work on the Interchange at I-65 and Bluegrass Parkway tonight. The I-65 Northbound ramp to Bluegrass Parkway Eastbound (Exit 93) will be closed for milling and paving operations from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Eastern time. Exit 94 will be used as a detour back to the I-65 Southbound ramp to Bluegrass Parkway Eastbound. Traffic will have to exit Northbound at Exit 94, turn West on US 62 then immediately South on I-6 back to the Bluegrass Parkway Eastbound at Exit 93.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Police search for funeral home burglar

Police in Kentucky are seeking a man who broke into a Leitchfield funeral home and stole several items from a man who was scheduled to be buried. WYMT-TV reported Sunday that surveillance video shows the man going inside Watson and Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield last week, taking a nap, drinking soda and stealing candy and the keys to a hearse. The suspect then took clothing and jewelry belonging to a man who was to be buried. Police say the suspect might be connected to a Wal-mart theft last week. The funeral home director said he received tips about the man's identity, but police are still investigating.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Cave City man arrested in auto theft

A Cave City man was arrested Monday evening on theft charges.  Cave City Police were dispatched to Cave Land Motel in reference to a vehicle that had been stolen. After locating the vehicle and a brief investigation, 26 year old Michael Skaggs was arrested and charged with Theft by unlawful taking auto- $500 or more but less than $ 10,000. Skaggs was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Friday night area high school football

Caverna travels to Washington County with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on Green County at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Farm, Garden & Hunting Expo Saturday

Hart County Farm, Garden & Hunting Expo will be held Saturday, from 9 to 2 at the Hart County Fairgrounds in Munfordville. Learn about growing fruit trees in Kentucky, Agriculture and farming today, introduction to Beekeeping and more. There will be cooking demonstrations, locally made crafts and products, petting zoo, along with vendor booths and special exhibits. Register to win a Yeti Cooler. And, for more information, contact the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Cecilia man arrested after taking photographs

A 43 year-old Cecilia man was arrested Saturday night and charged with taking inappropriate photographs of a female juvenile after she went swimming. 43 year-old Christopher Thomas Elkins reportedly took photographs of the girl between January 1st, 2015 and June 1st, 2016. The girl said she was changing her clothes in a bathroom at a relative's home after swimming when she noticed a cellular phone being held in the window of the bathroom. Kentucky State Post 4 sought and was granted a search warrant to examine any cellular devices belonging to Elkins. When KSP went to arrest Elkins, who works and lives in Nashville during the week, he became confrontational and resisted arrest. Two state troopers received cuts to their hands and had to be treated by Hardin County EMS. Elkins is charged with one count of possessing/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, three counts of third-degree assault on a police or probation officer and resisting arrest. Elkins is being held in lieu of a $15,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Louisville man killed in Bonnieville crash

A 48 year-old Louisville man was killed over the weekend near Bonnieville. Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green responded to Bacon Creek Road in Hart County on Friday at 5:07 p.m. to investigate a single vehicle injury collision. During the investigation, troopers say 48 year-old Patrick Ross, of Louisville, was operating a 2000 Kia Sportage SUV, traveling southbound on Bacon Creek Road. Officials say Ross's vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway, hitting a tree. The vehicle then overturned, coming to a final rest on it's top. The Hart County Coroner's Office pronounced Patrick Ross deceased. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Brownsville man awaits trial in child pornography case

The U. S. Attorney's Office says 56 year-old Howard Baird, of Brownsville, took pictures of a minor engaged in sexually explicit situations between May of 2009 and May of 2015. If convicted at trial, Baird faces a sentence of no less than 15 years and no more than 30 years for each of counts one through four and no more than ten years in prison for count five. In August of 2015 Baird was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. That case has still not gone to trial.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Shooting in Franklin injures one person

One man is in jail and another man is in the hospital after a shooting in Franklin. When Franklin Police responded to a report of a man being shot, they found Desmond Terrance lying on the roadway with a gunshot wound to his foot. Terrance was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Officials say Terrance shot himself while walking down Walker Street with his wife Jennifer. According to police, Billy Patterson was found near the scene with the shotgun that had been used in the shooting. Police arrested him after they found him carrying a bag that belonged to Mrs. Terrance with the firearm inside.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Cub Run man injured in Larue County crash

A Cub Run man was injured Thursday in a two vehicle accident near Buffalo in Larue County. Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on KY 470 near the intersection of Bailey Road around 12 noon. The investigation indicated that 66 year-old Brad Johnson, of Cub Run, was operating a 1997 Mazda traveling east on KY 470 near the intersection of Bailey Road when he lost control of his vehicle striking a 1991 Freightliner being operated by 56 year-old Donnie Underwood, of Hodgenville. Johnson was wearing his seat belt and had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Buffalo Fire Department. Johnson was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by the Larue County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. Underwood was not injured and was wearing his seat belt. Sr. Officer Josh Patrick investigated and was assisted by Officer James Snyder, the Larue County Sheriff's Office, EMS and Buffalo Fire Department.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Hart County Health Department Dedication Ceremony

A Hart County Health Department Building dedication ceremony will be held Friday, September 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. at 500 AA Whitman Lane for the unveiling of the Dr. Ernie Fletcher Building. Hart County Judge Executive Terry Martin will open the ceremony with various speakers including: Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson, Mark Birdwhistel, Dennis Chaney and Billy Goodman. The special guest will be Dr. Ernie Fletcher.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Injury Collision on KY470 in Larue County

Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on KY470 near the intersection of Bailey Road today around 12:04 p.m.  Preliminary investigations indicate that 66 year-old Brad Johnson, of Cub Run, was operating a 1997 Mazda traveling east on KY470 near the intersection of Bailey Road when he lost control of his vehicle striking a 1991 Freightliner being operated by 56 year-old Donnie Underwood, of Hodgenville. Johnson was wearing his seat belt and had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Buffalo Fire Department. Johnson was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by the Larue County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. Underwood was not injured and was wearing his seat belt.  Sr. Officer Josh Patrick is investigating and was assisted by Officer James Snyder, the Larue County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Buffalo Fire Department.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. DANNY PIPPIN PASTOR OF POWDER MILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD THE JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON REPORTING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 217 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $3,747.

THE COURT ACKNOWLEDGED THE HART COUNTY LIBRARY AND AMBULANCE TAX RATE FOR 2017-18, TOURISM ANNUAL REPORT, SHERIFF'S AUDIT FOR DECEMBER 2016, APPROVED 2ND READING OF TAX RATES FOR 2017-18, FIRST READING FOR 35 MPH FOR WALNUT GROVE SCHOOL ROAD, PETITION TO CLOSE LOCUST GROVE WEST .292 IN LENGTH, BANK AND BUDGET TRANSFERS, AND MAGISTRATES REQUEST. THE COURT APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN DISCRETIONARY FUNDS RESOLUTION AND THE COURT ALSO APPROVED KENNY ISENBERG RESIGNATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION AND JUSTICE CENTER SUPERVISOR. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Bowling Green man in court again

A Bowling Green man charged with shooting Mason South was back in court Wednesday. Cameron Buckner's appearance in Circuit Court Wednesday marks the second time he's stood before a judge seeking shock probation. The first request for shock probation was denied last month. Since then, the man Buckner shot has asked for Buckner's conditional release from the Warren County Jail, where he's been held since last August's altercation. Mason South, in a signed affidavit, says that he and Buckner were acquaintances before the altercation, and he'd like to put the whole thing behind them, and maybe one day be friends. Cameron Buckner is facing a ten year sentence after pleading guilty to second degree assault. The Commonwealth reiterates the fact that Buckner did shoot an unarmed man in the face, and that probation should not be an option. Buckner will be eligible for shock probation in about two more months.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Five injured at Glasgow residence

Five people were injured at a Glasgow residence Tuesday night after a balcony collapsed. Glasgow Police were called to a residence on East Main Street. A group of people had apparently walked out on the upstairs balcony when it broke loose from the building.  Four people were transported to T J Samson Hospital by Barren-Metcalfe EMS and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.  A fifth individual was taken by private means to T. J. Samson Hospital and also treated and released. The names of the injured have not been released.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Allen County man pleads guilty to murder

An Allen County man charged with murdering the mother of his child, has pled guilty. According to the circuit court clerk's office, Ethan Reid has pleaded guilty to murder and domestic violence. Reid was charged with the crimes after 20 year-old Kaylah Hodges was found shot in October of 2016. At the time, police said an account apparently belonging to Reid made a public apology on Facebook minutes before Hodges' death. Reid's final sentencing is set for November 29th in Allen Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Shooting investigation underway in Bowling Green

KSP are investigating a shooting into a home. On Monday, at 11:59 p.m., KSP Troopers responded to a residence on Glen Lily Road in Warren County, in reference to a report of gunfire in the area. Upon their arrival, it was determined an unknown person(s) fired multiple gunshots into a residence and had fled the scene. One occupant inside the residence, 33 year-old Jaime Gonzales-Pacheco, of Bowling Green, was struck twice by gunfire. Gozales-Pacheco is currently listed in stable condition. KSP Post 3 was assisted on scene by the Warren County Sheriff's Department and Medical Center EMS. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Friday night high school football action

Caverna Colonels will host Clinton County at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raider football team will host Larue County.  WLOC will have a tailgate party at McDonald's in Munfordville at 5:00 p.m. and complete live coverage of the game will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101 with the pre-game show.

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Bonnieville Church of God collecting items

Bonnieville Church of God of Prophesy will be collecting items for victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The event will be Saturday, September 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Suggested items include: new or gently used and CLEAN clothing, men's and women's underwear and socks, shoes, adult diapers, cleaning supplies, disinfectant wipes, first aid items, canned food, water, non-perishables, personal hygiene and deodorants, toilet paper, paper plates, items for babies, such as: diapers, wipes, baby bath, newborn to toddler sized clean clothing and bottles. Monetary donations are welcome. Make checks payable to Bonnieville Church of God of Prophecy and notated for disaster relief. For more information, call Pastor Dewayne Kidd at 270-670-7725 or Alan Downs at 270-576-0363.

 

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 14th, at 9:00 a.m. on the second floor of the courthouse. New business includes: approve 2nd reading of tax rates 2017/2018 Real Estate Personal Property Real 10.6 Motor12.10, Tangible 12.10, first reading speed limit 35 mph on Walnut Grove School Road and acknowledge Ambulance Service and Library tax rates 2017/2018.

 

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Two Hardin County men arrested for drugs

A traffic stop for expired registration plates has led to the arrest Tuesday of two Hardin County men on drug charges. 26 year-old Kurt Heim, of Elizabethtown, and 21 year-old Dakota Drake, of Sonora, each face a charge of first offense manufacturing meth after a number of meth-making products were found in a 2000 Saturn. Elizabethtown police stopped the Saturn on Lincoln Avenue at 2:53 a.m. According to arrest citations, the officer believed Heim and Drake appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Heim also is charged with having no operator's license, expired registration plates and failure to or improper signal. Both men were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Sewer system leak testing Friday & Saturday

The City of Munfordville will conduct Leak Testing of the Sanitary Sewer System Friday and Monday, September 15th and 18th. The process uses smoke to reveal sources of sewer odors in your neighborhood as well as places where storm and other surface waters are entering the sanitary system. A special non-toxic smoke will be used in these tests. The smoke is manufactured for this purpose and leaves no residue or stains and has no effects on plant or animal life. The smoke has a distinctive, but not unpleasant odor. Visibility and odor last only a few minutes, where there is adequate ventilation.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, September 15th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

 

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Cave City Proud Day Meeting

A Cave City Proud Day meeting will be held Thursday, September 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 103 Duke Street. Anyone interested in helping with this year's events is encouraged to attend.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Fee increase recommended for hunting and fishing

The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission has recommended increasing the fee for most hunting and fishing licenses. A statement from the agency says the proposal calls for a resident hunting license to increase by $7 to $27 and a resident fishing license to increase by $3 to $23. A combination license would increase from $30 to $42. The panel also recommended increasing the fee for senior and disable hunters from $5 to $18. If lawmakers approve the proposal, the new rates would go into effect in 2018. Commission Chairman Jimmy Bevins says periodic increases are necessary to keep up with inflation and costs of living. The agency, which manages more than 600,000 acres, is funded mostly through license sales and federal excise taxes from the sale of hunting and fishing equipment.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Three weekend arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb arrested a Horse Cave woman Sunday morning. 44 year-old Leah Gaye Peters was arrested for speeding 13 miles over the speed limit and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol. A Horse Cave man was arrested on three felony fugitive warrants: two in Hart County Circuit Court and one in Barren Circuit Court. 27 year-old Cormon Huskey was also arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana, 1st offense, contempt of court charges for Wanton Endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and being a persistent felony offender in Barren County.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Robbery investigation underway in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police say an armed robbery occurred Saturday night at Kroger on Campbell Lane in Bowling Green. Very little has been confirmed about the incident. Police are hoping to be able to release more information as soon as possible.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Assault charges dismissed for former lawmaker

According to the Barren Circuit Court Clerk's Office, the charge against former Kentucky State Representative Johnny Bell was dismissed with prejudice last week, meaning the case is dismissed permanently. The clerk's office says Latonya Justice Clayton also had an assault 4th degree charge dismissed with prejudice. According to the original citation, Clayton claimed Bell physically removed her from a car, then struck her, causing injuries. Bell claimed Clayton had broken into his home following an earlier altercation and also said that he too had been assaulted.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

DTF arrest Indiana man on drugs

A felony drug arrest was made Saturday in Cave City. The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Barren River Drug Task Force was contacted by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office concerning a tip of a possible drug trafficker who was staying at the Days Inn in Cave City. A search warrant was obtained. 42 year-old Trevor Spreen was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st, meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Spreen was lodged in the Barren County Jail. The Barren River Drug Task Force was assisted by the Cave City Police Dept. and the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Plea deal in child porn case

A Vine Grove man charged with possessing child pornography, has accepted a plea deal in Hardin Circuit Court. 48 year-old Eric Easley agreed to a 12 1/2 year sentence as part of the plea agreement signed late Tuesday afternoon. He will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence or 2 1/2 years. Upon his release, he will also be required to register as a lifetime sex offender. Easley was arrested September 19th, 2016, as part of a 10-day Operation Shielded Child, which involved cyber crime investigators from the Attorney General's Office trying to identify people who possess and distribute child pornography and those who solicit minors for sex online. Easley, one of 10 people in nine counties arrested as a result of the investigation, was charged with 42 felonies related to child porn. Formal sentencing of Easley is November 14th.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Cincinnati man charged in E-town robbery

32 year-old Jeffrey Scott Parker has been charged in a March 17 robbery of a woman who was walking to a vehicle in a side parking lot at Target when she was struck in the back of the head by an object and had her purse taken. The woman suffered a cut to her head and was treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Parker also is a suspect in a similar March robbery in St. Matthews. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman John Thomas said Parker is linked to both robberies after authorities found purses of the Elizabethtown and St. Matthews women inside a stolen vehicle he was seen taking. Parker, who was found and arrested May 31st in Cincinnati, was extradited Thursday to Elizabethtown. Parker is charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Barren County State of Emergency

A state of emergency was declared this week by Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale. At least 6 road tiles were found clogged on heavily traveled roads, along with numerous others on secondary roads.  Damage assessments are ongoing throughout the county. Swift moving water and debris are mostly to blame for clogging the tiles. On Pine Ridge Road, just off of South Fork Road, a 14 ft hole had fallen in on the edge of the roadway taking a chunk of the road and surrounding soil with it. As cost estimates come in, Judge Hale feels the county will exceed the emergency threshold, which is $150,000.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

The Barren County Grand Jury returned several indictments in a recent session.  37 year-old Jayson “Polo” Eugene Slater, of Glasgow, was indicted on nine counts: Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, Possession Of A Controlled Substance 1st, Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking In Marijuana, Possession Of A Controlled Substance 3rd, Illegal Possession Of A Legend Drug, Possession Of Marijuana and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree.

28 year-old Parker Curtis Pettett, of Tompkinsville, was indicted on one count of Possession Of A Controlled Substance 1st.  Lt. Col. Guy Turcotte testified.  41 year-old Dwight David Wright, of Canmer, was indicted on three counts: Trafficking In Synthetic Drugs, Careless Driving and Persistent Felony Offender. 41 year-old Jason David Fields, of Glasgow, was indicted on five counts: Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft By Unlawful Taking $10,000 Or More But Under $1million, Theft By Unlawful Taking (Firearm), Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon and Persistent Felony Offender. 23 year-old Cody K. Spencer, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts: Burglary 3rd, Possession Of Burglar’s Tools and Theft By Unlawful Taking.

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

New Hart County Circuit Court Clerk

Kayla Rountree was sworn in as the new Hart County Circuit Court Clerk on Tuesday, September 5th, by Chief Circuit Judge Charles Simms. Rita Doyle, former Circuit Clerk, retired on August 31st and Kayla Rountree was appointed to act a sCircuit Clerk for the remainder of her term and intends to run for office the following election. Kayla has worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Circuit Clerks Office for close to nine years and has lived in Hart County her entire life. Kayla and her husband, Justin, reside in the Northtown area with their two girls.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Cave City man arrested on drug charges

A Cave City man was arrested on drug charges in Horse Cave early Friday morning. After following a suspicious vehicle heading

from Horse Cave to Cave City, Officer Charles Webb conducted a search of 26 year-old John Leslie Milton, Jr. and his vehicle which was parked in a private drive on Old Dixie Hwy. Milton was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Public Intoxication, controlled substance, excluding alcohol. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail with additional charges possibly pending.

 

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Man sought by Bowling Green Police

The public's assistance is needed in locating a wanted man.  Kentucky State Police Bowling Green is requesting the public's help

in locating 33 year-old Michael R. Weaver. Weaver has indictment warrants out of Allen County for 5 counts of Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, 5 counts of Possessing or Viewing Matter Portraying Sexual Performance and Persistent Felony Offender. He is a 6'3 white male with brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 189 pounds. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Michael Weaver, please contact Detective Graham Rutherford at 270-782-2010.

 

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Loud noise complaint leads to drug arrest

Cave City Police Chief Terrill Riley arrested 36 year old William Jason Doyle, of Cave City, and 32 year old Jeremy Marr, of Scottsville, Wednesday morning after receiving a loud noise complaint at a garage on Grinstead Mill Road. After a brief investigation, Doyle was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Marr was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Jail. Chief Riley was assisted on scene by Officer Joey Judd.

 

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Semi use donated for hurricane relief

A semi truck and trailer has been donated for use in collecting and transporting much needed items to Houston, Texas.  Items needed include: canned food, can openers, cleaning supplies, bleach, diapers, formula, wipes, paper towels, new clothing, feminine products and non-perishables. Items may be dropped off at the Hart County Courthouse, at Caverna Florist in Cave City,  WLOC Studio 101 radio station on 31-W in Horse Cave, Green River Hill Grocery on 31-E and Bida Nova at 2700 Dripping Road off of Dishman Lane in Bowling Green. Items will need to be brought to WLOC no later than Friday, September 15th.

 

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Hart County Civil War Days Schedule of Events

Friday, September 8th

3-8 pm Re-enactor registration - Registration tent – Courthouse

4-8 pm Volunteer dinner – Old Inn

5-7 pm The band, Barren Hart will be performing

8:00 pm Civil War-Era Dance Lessons - Under the Tent, Union Street with Lee Millar

Saturday, September 9th

6AM-10AM Lions Club Pancake Breakfast – Munfordville Elementary School

Re-Enactor Registration - Information Booth – Courthouse Lawn

9:00AM Opening Ceremonies - Front Courthouse Lawn

9:00AM-5PM Living History, Re-enactor Campsites

Woodson House, at the Battle for the Bridge Preserve

Music throughout the day by Ron Davis, and Steve and Janet Kessler

8-4 Historical Museum and Welcome Center will open

9:00AM-Dusk Self-guided Walking/cell phone Tours of Old Munfordville - Information at the Museum

9:00AM- 1PM Quilt Show and Basket Demonstration – River Pointe Church

10:00AM Parade - Downtown Munfordville

10:45AM Children’s area – Sponsored by: Citizen Bank - Courthouse back lawn

11:00AM Concert, Hart County High School Band - Courthouse Steps

12:00 Noon Concert, 52nd Regimental String Band - Union Street Tent

1:00PM Concert – Down on 5th Union Street Tent

3:00PM Battle of Munfordville reenactment - Fort Craig, Munfordville

4:00PM -7PM Rescue Squad Country Ham Dinner - Old Munford Inn Ron Millar playing

7:00PM Blue/Gray Ball with the 52nd Regimental String Band - Union Street Tent

Sunday, September 10th

9:00AM-1:00PM Military Camps open - Woodson House, at the Preserve

10:00AM Period Church Service - Munfordville Presbyterian Church, W. Union Street

1:30PM Battle of Munfordville Reenactment - Fort Craig, Woodsonville

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Drug arrest in Barren County

A Barren County man faces additional charges after a bench warrant is served. Officer Wesley Hicks with the Glasgow Police Department arrived at the home of Christopher Walker, taking him into custody for the bench warrant. After Walker was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, the officer checked the inside of his cruiser, finding a blue pilled identified as morphine. Walker was charged with Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Tampering With Physical Evidence.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Sgt. James Roberts taking drug course

Cave City Police Sergeant James Roberts is taking a Drug Recognition Expert Course and has currently passed the classroom portion of the course. Roberts will go to California for the field training part of this course. The course is a huge accomplishment for Roberts and the Cave City Police Department. There are only ten people selected state wide and they are hand picked by the instructor. After passing this course, Sgt. Roberts will be able to do specific drug testing on subjects and be able to determine what kind or drug and the when usage was.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Hart County Civil War Days

Hart County Civil War Days will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8th, 9th and 10th in Munfordville. The grounds of the Hart County Courthouse will be filled with various food vendors, games, activities, Civil War items, hand-made arts and crafts. There will also be period music, historical ours, artifacts, living history encampments and historical memorabilia will be on display. The Battle of Munfordville reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to visitmunfordville.com.

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Friday night grocery bowl football

Caverna Colonels will host Hart County Raiders at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show of the game beginning at 6:45 p.m. Studio 101 will host a tailgate party at McDonalds in Munfordville at 5:00 p.m. Come out and spin the wheel for prizes and giveaways.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Three injured in Bowling Green crash

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a car ran off the road and into a pond near the 5600 block of Carl Jordan Road in Oakland. They say it happened early Monday morning. Deputies say a 2001 Dodge Durango exited the roadway and hit a fence, then continued off the road until colliding with an embankment, hitting another fence several times and finally stopping in the water. Officials say 48 year-old Leonard Doan was driving the Durango. Reports show Leonard Doan was taken to the Medical Center for treatment and was later life-flighted to Vanderbilt. Officials say the two passengers, 71 year-old Sharon Laque, and 48 year-old Carrie Doan, were taken to the Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. According to the sheriff's office, all three were from Douglasville, Georgia.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Arrest made after fight in Cave City

On Saturday morning, officers with the Cave City Police Department were dispatched to 418 Happy Valley Street in reference to a fight. After a brief investigation, Manuel Hernandez, of Glasgow was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, no operators license, possession of open alcoholic beverages and failure to produce insurance car. Several officers with the Cave City Police Department assisted in the arrest.  On Monday, officers with the Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on on a 2001 Nissan Xterra that was traveling at a high rate of speed. Jonathan W. Cassada, of Adolphus, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Also, on Monday, Officer Joey Judd responded to 230 Murina Court in reference to a female knocking on doors and windows in the area. Linda Coffey was in possession of suspected methamphetamine. She was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

DUI arrests over Labor Day weekend

Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb made four separate DUI arrests during Labor Day weekend. 55 year-old Gregory Lee Boyles, of Glasgow, was arrested Friday night and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense. On Sunday night, 37 year-old Phillip Wayne Ford, of Horse Cave, was charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, disregarding a stop sign, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Also, 19 year-old Brandon Irvine, of Columbia, was charged with disregarding a stop sign and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense. On Monday night, 31 year-old Joshua Neal Moran, of Rockfield, was charged with reckless driving, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 3rd offense, aggravating circumstances. All four men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2017

SCRTC Nominating Committee meets

South Central Kentucky's nominating committee met Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at it's Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts. Nominated in District I (consisting of Bonnieville and Munfordville exchanges) was Ralph J. Thompson, Incumbent Trustee. Nominated in District III (consisting of Cave City & Hiseville exchanges) was Jerry Polson, Incumbent Trustee. SCRTC's Annual Meeting will be held October 12th, at the Cave City Convention Center where reports will be given by Coop Officials.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2017

Canadian man dies in I-65 motorcycle crash

A 62 year-old Canadian man has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on I-65. On Friday at 10:23 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to Interstate 65 northbound near the 21 milemarker in Warren County to investigate a single vehicle injury collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that 62 year-old Paul D. Macdonald, of Wellesley, Ontario Canada, was operating a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling in the center lane of Interstate 65. As the motorcycle began to merge into the left lane, it struck a piece of debris in the roadway, causing Macdonald to be ejected from the motorcycle. The operator was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Macdonald was airlifted to Skyline Medical Center in Tennessee where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2017

Madden's trial not in Allen County

The man accused of killing a 7 year-old girl in 2015 appeared in Allen County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Timothy Madden's trial has been set for February 26th, 2018, but it won't be in Allen County. A survey will be conducted for surrounding counties to determine venue. Madden is charged with murder, rape, sodomy and kidnapping in the death of 7 year-old Gabbi Doolin. Doolin was killed on November 14th, 2015 on the campus of Allen County-Scottsville High School during a youth football game. Timothy Madden faces the death penalty if convicted.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2017

Murder case bound over to grand jury

A man charged with a murder in Metcalfe County has his case bound over to a grand jury. The Circuit Court Clerk's Office says the court found probable cause to continue the case of Bobbie Lawson, of Summer Shade. Lawson is charged with the murder of 30 year-old Bobby Hubert, also of Summer Shade. According to police, Lawson and Hubert shared the home they lived in when they became involved in an argument that led to Hubert being shot and killed by Lawson. Lawson is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2017

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park Cave tours are open and running on schedule. On Thursday, the park closed the rivers to canoes, kayaks and boats. Green River and Nolin River are closed in the park until further notice. Due to heavy rains, Thelma Stovall Park in Munfordville is closed and the gate locked until further notice due to possible flooding, signs will be posted. The ferry is open and running. The park received 5.9 inches of rain overnight. Green River is rising. Please call 270-758-2166 for ferry information.

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Hart County Board of Ed special meeting

William C. Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on this evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Board of Education Central Office at 25 Quality Street in Munfordville. The item on the agenda will be to Approve tax rate for FY18. At 5:45 p.m., there will be a hearing for the proposed tax rate at Central Office. If the proposed tax rate exceeds the compensating rate allowed under KRS 160.470 and the maximum allowed under KRS 157.440, then hearing requirements of KRS 160.470(10) must be followed. Since the tax rate that will produce the most anticipated revenue for the district and is not subject to recall falls in the above category, a public hearing is required to give members of the general public an opportunity to comment.  The required notice of hearing has been published in the Hart County News-Herald according to timelines set forth in the above statute.

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

High-speed chase in Elizabethtown

An overnight high-speed chase Tuesday night through Elizabethtown and onto St. John Road has led to the arrest of an Elizabethtown man on multiple charges. 27 year-old Tony Cloyd is charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police, third offense, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving after leading an Elizabethtown Police Department Officer on a chase where speeds reached more than 100 mph, according to authorities. Officer Chris Smith saw a white 2000 Lincoln Town car attempt to make a turn from West Dixie Avenue onto St. John Road around 1:00 a.m. The driver briefly lost control of the vehicle while making the turn and spun sideways across the road before rapidly accelerating. When Smith initiated a pursuit, the car sped off going west on St. John Road until reaching Ring Road. According to a news release, the officer lost sight of the vehicle several times as it reached speeds exceeding 100 mph. When the vehicle reached the 3500 block of St. John Road, the driver lost control and left the roadway with the car rolling several times before coming to a rest on the passenger side. Cloyd had a strong odor of alcohol and several bottles of beer were inside the vehicle. Cloyd was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and then arrested. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to be arraigned today on the charges.

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Sonora man arrested for break-in and assault

A Sonora man wanted in relation to a break-in and alleged assault last month at an Elizabethtown home was arrested Wednesday morning. 46 year-old Robert Kincaid, Jr. is charged with second-degree assault and second-degree burglary, Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, on each charge, if convicted. According to an arrest warrant, Kincaid broke into a home July 17th and choked a woman. he then reportedly stole the woman's Samsung Galaxy 8 cellphone and fled. Kincaid is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Bonnieville Fire Department receives grant

The Bonnieville Volunteer Fire Department, with the assistance of the Bonnieville City Council, has received a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $500,000. These funds will be used to renovate and expand the existing fire station. The funds were awarded by the Department of Local Government. Fire Chief Dennis Amos stated: "he appreciated the hard work that everyone put into this grant to make it successful."

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Semi use donated for hurricane relief

A semi truck and trailer has been donated for use in collecting and transporting much needed items to Houston, Texas.  Canned food and staple items are needed for residents affected by the recent hurricane. Items may be dropped off at the Hart County Courthouse, at Caverna Florist in Cave City,  WLOC Studio 101 radio station on 31-W in Horse Cave, Green River Hill Grocery on 31-E and Bida Nova at 2700 Dripping Road off of Dishman Lane in Bowling Green.

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Death investigation continues in Casey County

According to police, on Sunday they were dispatched to a residence in Liberty. They say 53 year-old Thomas Robert Moser arrived at the residence where his estranged girlfriend and others were working. Officials also say Moser got involved in an argument with 71 year-old Leonard Walls. The argument escalated and Moser threatened Walls who fired a gunshot that hit Moser in the chest. Moser was taken to Casey County Hospital where he later died.

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Murdered infant jury trial scheduled for July

A jury trial has been scheduled for Chad Lewis, who is charged with the murder of an infant. According to the Barren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, the trial is scheduled for July 17-20th, 2018. Police say 8 week-old Jalayah Grace Clark was under Lewis's supervision when she was found unresponsive in September of 2015. Lewis is charged with murder in the case.

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Jury trial scheduled for murder case

The man charged with murder in the death of 22 year-old Kristen Edwards has his jury trial scheduled for 2018. According to the Barren Circuit Court Clerk's Office, the trial has been scheduled for April 25th, 2018 and may run up to May 4th. Kristen Edward's body was found in the Green River in July of 2016. Smith is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Gunshot victim requests shooters release

A Bowling Green gunshot victim is requesting the release of the man who shot him. Mason South, who was shot in the head by Cameron Buckner in August of last year, has signed an affidavit requesting Buckner's conditional release from jail. South and Buckner were involved in an altercation at a Bowling Green Park that reportedly stemmed from an argument over high school football. According to South, "More than anything, I want to put this matter to rest, once and for all." South went on to say that he and Buckner were acquaintances before the incident and he would like to be friends with him in the future. South is requesting that Buckner be granted early probation, the same request that was made by Buckner and denied by the court earlier this month. Buckner has been held in the Warren County Jail since the incident.

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Cave City man arrested for EPO violation

A Cave City man was arrested Tuesday evening for violating an EPO. Cave City Police Chief Terrill Riley received a call to 303 Wall Street in reference to 33 year-old Stephen Flaherty in violation of an emergency protection order. Police also discovered Flaherty had stolen a Gold Trail Blazer and was headed North on South Dixie Highway. After a traffic stop was conducted, Flaherty

was arrested and charged with Theft by unlawful taking (auto) under $10,000, driving DUI suspended license and violation of EPO/ DVO. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Edmonson County. Flaherty was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Assisting at the scene was Captain Darrell Butler.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Friday night area football action

In area high school Friday night football action: Caverna will play at Todd County Central at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will host Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for a tailgate party at McDonalds in Munfordville at 5:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of the Hart County game beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Scam reported in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department is warning of a scam circulating the area. They've received calls from residents saying that people have been coming to their homes collecting money for the Ronald McDonald House. Police say according to the CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Organization, they do not solicit donations from door to door visits. Police ask anyone who is visited by a person or persons identifying themselves as collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House to call police.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

I-65 crash injured Ohio man

The Kentucky State Police responded at 8:48 a.m. to the northbound accident on I-65 near the Glasgow exit. The investigation indicated that 67 year-old Thomas M. Peters, of Hamilton, OH, was operating a 2011 white Freightliner semi in the right lane of the interstate when witnesses observed his vehicle exit the right shoulder of the roadway. Peters' vehicle then proceeded up an earth embankment, where it struck a tree located in a woodline near Hayes Lodge Road. Rain and wet road conditions were considered a contributing factor in the collision. Thomas Peters was transported via EMS to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green for treatment of multiple injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Two Cave City men arrested Monday night

The arrests stemmed from a joint investigation between Cave City Police and the Barren County Sheriff's Office. Several vehicles had been broken into around the Cave City area, as well as one vehicle that was stolen from Northside Estates and then set on fire at Caverna Elementary School. The investigation led to the arrest of 30 year-old Michael Abney and 18 year-old Kristopher Dillard, both of Cave City. Both were charged with criminal mischief 1st degree, receiving stolen property under $500 and receiving stolen property under $10,000. Abney was also charged with possession of controlled substances 1st degree (methamphetamine).  Abney and Dillard were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Traffic Advisory- I65 Southbound Rest Area in Hart County

The Southbound Rest Area along I65 in Hart County is open. The facility was closed for a short time Tuesday morning after a vehicle ran into the front of the building. All vehicles are currently using the backside entrance to access the facility.  Motorist are urged to use additional caution with personal occupancy vehicles and commercial vehicles using the same parking lot.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Crash in Glasgow leads to 2 arrests

Two people were arrested in Glasgow over the weekend after a vehicle crash. Officer Zane Greer was called out to a crash site on East Main Street where 33 year old Brandon Lee, of Glasgow, was involved.  Lee was driving on a suspended license. After a search of the vehicle, Lee was charged with no insurance, operating on a suspended license, drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, violation of conditions of release and persistent felony offender. He was also served with a Barren County warrant. A passenger in the vehicle, 20 year-old Dylan Russell, of Tompkinsville, was arrested and served a Monroe County warrant. Russell was additionally charged with drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Cave City woman arrested in Cave City

On Saturday morning, Officer Chris Edwards conducted a traffic stop on a 2009 Ford Focus on Mammoth Cave Street. The driver, Emily Ferguson, was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, 1st offense, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, failure to maintain insurance, no registration receipt and possession of open alcoholic beverage prohibited in motor vehicle. Ferguson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Horse Cave man arrested Sunday

Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb arrested a Horse Cave Man just after midnight Sunday. Officer Webb charged 34 year old Joseph Wayne Johnson with Operating on a suspended or revoked Operators License and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs. Johnson was lodged in the Hart County Jail and later released.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Traffic Advisory - KY 61 - Larue County

Contract crews will begin a roadway surfacing project on Tuesday, August 29th, along KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway) in Larue County. Lane closures will be required as paving work progresses. Just over two miles of the road will receive a "microsurface" from the intersection of US 31E in Hodgenville, extending north toward Hardin County. Work should be complete mid/late week, weather permitting.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Four West Nile human cases reported

Four human cases of West Nile virus infection have been reported in Kentucky. Two cases in Hopkins County, one each in Fayette and Jefferson counties and all are adults. Kentucky had an average of 10 cases of the West Nile Virus between the years of 2012 and 2016. And four horses have tested positive in Hart, Bourbon, Franklin and Russell counties. In most human cases, those infected either show no symptoms or mild symptoms including fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. To reduce the likelihood of West Nile virus infection, residents are advised to avoid mosquitoes, particularly between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active and wear long sleeves, pants and socks when weather permits. Also use repellents according to directions.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Settlement reached in police shooting

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Kentucky man shot by police. The 2012 shooting occurred after 46 year-old Gregory Harrison called police several times to say he wanted to kill his brother, had a gun and needed help. A federal judge last year allowed the lawsuit to move forward after determining that the shooting was unreasonable because Harrison was committing only minor offenses; he did not advance on the officers or threaten them; and that he was obviously mentally ill and intoxicated. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports that the lawsuit was brought to a close on August 18th. It had been filed by Harrison's estate against the city of Bowling Green and several police officers involved.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

E-town man charged with rape

A 33 year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Friday night in Elizabethtown and charged with rape. 33 year-old Jeremy Wayne Figg reportedly drove a 29 year-old woman to the park and ride lot, got into the front passenger seat where the woman was unconscious from taking three medications and committed the act. He had taken the woman to the Hardin Memorial Hospital emergency room Thursday, where she was given three different medications. After they left the ER early Friday morning, the woman told police she lost consciousness because of the medications. Figg is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. First-degree rape is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Friday, August 25th, 2017

Former deputy sheriff pleads not guilty

A former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff has pled not guilty to a charge of wire fraud in federal court. Larry Dale Martin, of Glasgow, was charged with the single count and accused of devising a scheme to sell and/or give away surplus military property obtained from a Department of Defense program.  If convicted at trial, Martin could face time in prison, be fined $250,000, and serve a three year period of supervised release. A telephonic conference is scheduled for September 18th, 2017.

 

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Friday, August 25th, 2017

Two Tennessee residents arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop Thursday on a silver Honda SUV that was traveling along 31-W. K-9 Jax was deployed and gave a positive indication on the vehicle. 25 year-old Frances Clinard, of Nashville, was arrested and charged with careless driving, carrying a concealed weapon (handgun), no operators license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree - methamphetamine, and no registration plates.  23 year old Demarcus Hay, of Nashville, was also arrested and charged with Public intoxication. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.


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Friday, August 25th, 2017

Shooting investigation underway in Glasgow

A Glasgow man was the target of a shooting early Wednesday morning.  Glasgow Police received a complaint of shots fired in the area of Clayburn Street. The man who was shot was identified as Miles Pruitt.  Pruitt managed to get to the Family Dollar where he

gave a description of the vehicle involved in the shooting. He also informed police that a second male subject may have been shot and was driving himself to the hospital. Police followed the vehicle and determined the 2nd male was in fair condition. Pruitt was treated and released for his injury. Police say this was a targeted shooting and are following leads in the investigation. Should you have any information concerning the incident, please contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165.

 

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Georgia trucker arrested for drugs

A Georgia man was arrested Monday afternoon by Kentucky State Police at a Hardin County weigh facility on Interstate 65 for possession of drugs while operating a commercial motor vehicle. 37 year-old Justin Haskins, of Douglas, GA, was stopped for a random commercial safety inspection at the weigh station in a 2013 International semi. During the inspection, Haskins was "acting very strange and was nervous while speaking to authorities." During a search, crystal methamphetamine and marijuana were both found in the truck. Haskins is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; driving under the influence and two federal safety regulations. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear August 31st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Man arrested for sexual abuse at facility

A Kentucky man has been charged with sexually abusing two residents at an assisted living facility. WDRB-TV cited an arrest report that says 62 year-old Charles M. Ball is accused of inappropriately touching two elderly male residents without their permission on Sunday while visiting Bluegrass Assisted Living in Elizabethtown. Police say Ball was arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of sex abuse. Ball was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Governor appoints Grayson Co. Judge Executive

Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Kevin Henderson, of Leitchfield, as Grayson County Judge/Executive Tuesday.  Henderson has over 25 years of law enforcement experience, including service with the Leitchfield Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police. He currently serves as chief of police for the Leitchfield Police Department.  Henderson shall serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.

 

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Glasgow Police make more arrests

The Glasgow Police Department has made more arrests this week.  A Glasgow woman was arrested on a Hart County warrant early Wednesday morning. The Glasgow Police Department served a warrant on 26 year-old Chelsea Jean Dilley for Burglary, 2nd degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500. She was lodged in the Barren County Jail.  On Tuesday evening, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 300 East Street in Glasgow.  49 year-old Charles D. Harper was arrested and

charged with Burglary, 3rd degree and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hardin Memorial moving forward with 3-D mammography

The Hardin Memorial Health Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday to move forward with a business plan to implement 3-D mammography. The board approved an initial investment of $1.2 million to purchase two 3-D mammography units to further advance the care Hardin Memorial offers the region. With October as breast cancer awareness month, Hardin Memorial Hospital would like to have the 3-D mammography available for use by mid-October.

 

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Friday night highschool football action

The Caverna Colonels will entertain Green County at 7:00 p.m.  While Hart County will be hosting Metcalfe County during Alumni night with kick-off at 7:00 p.m.  WLOC will be tailgating this Friday starting at 5:00 p.m. at Munfordville McDonalds. Stop by and register for giveaways. The 6th Annual Hall of Fame Alumni Induction Ceremony will be held during half-time. All former football members, coaches, team managers and support staff are invited for a cookout prior to the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Studio 101 will be broadcasting the game live starting with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Several drug arrests in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department made several drug arrests recently. On Monday: 33 year-old Daniel Coty Elliott, of Glasgow, was

charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The police department received a drug complaint concerning 31 year-old Joshua D. Cogar, of Glasgow. Cogar was located on N. Franklin Street and charged with public intoxication - controlled substance and possession of synthetic drugs. Three Glasgow residents were arrested at an abandoned

house Monday afternoon on E. Wayne Street. Police arrested 38 year-old Tony M. Rice, 26 year-old Eddie J. Cooper and

56 year-old Linda F. Pitman. All three were charged with public intoxication - controlled substance.  On Sunday, 33 year-old David Joel Donald was arrested on West Main Street and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a public place. All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Cave City man arrested on drug charges

Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop on a red and silver 1993 Dodge pickup Tuesday traveling west on Les Turner Road. After a search of the vehicle, being operated by Mark Bailey, of Cave City, the officer, along with K-9 Jax located various drug paraphernalia. Bailey was arrested and charged with failure to or improper signal, failure to produce insurance card, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Bailey was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Jury trial postponed in murder case

The jury trial for a Glasgow man charged with murder has been postponed at this time. 54 year-old Albert Stephens

's trial was scheduled for Tuesday in Hart Circuit Court. Stephens is charged with the murder of 57 year-old Chris Holder, a former mayor of Cave City and the owner of Coffey's Concrete. The shooting incident occurred at a residence in Hardyville on November 23rd of last year. Holder succumbed to his injuries March 23rd at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Woman dies after struck by car

Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in a Kentucky town were struck by a car and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims said in a news release that the car crossed the center line and hit a utility pole and the pedestrians Monday in Hyden, about 120 miles southeast of Lexington. Sims says 23 year-old Mackenzie P. Hays, of Hazard, was pronounced dead and 41 year-old Rhona Belcher, of Wooton, was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. The motorist, 38 year-old Alyssa Noble, of Hyden, was taken to a medical center. The condition of Wooten and Noble weren't immediately know. State Police Capt. Jennifer Sandlin confirmed the pedestrians were viewing the partial eclipse. Police didn't say what caused the crash.

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Man appears in court for murder charges

A man charged with murder appeared in Warren District Court on Monday. Justin Denihan has been charged in the murder of Kelly Hackett. Denihan pleaded not guilty and a preliminary hearing has been set for Wednesday, August 30th. The Warren County Sheriff's Department says during questioning, Denihan admitted to killing Hackett and placing her body in a storage tote. Denihan is being held in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Hart County Clerk's Office closes two hours

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders Office will be closed today from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

31-W traffic advisory in Munfordville

A scheduled bridge inspection will require lane closures this week on US 31W over Green River at Munfordville. Tuesday, northbound will be blocked at various points across the bridge, then Wednesday, southbound will be blocked at various points on the bridge. Flaggers will direct alternating one-way traffic around inspection operations. Motorists should be prepared for slowly moving and/or stopped traffic. Inspection work will take place between morning and afternoon drive. Short delays are possible.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

E-town man indicted on stalking charges

A 69 year-old Elizabethtown man was indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury last week on several charges, including first-degree stalking. Daniel Smallwood was arrested June 24th. According to an indictment, he made an explicit threat with the intent to place the victim in reasonable fear of death. In contacting the victim, the indictment said he violated a pretrial order from another case that prohibited him from harassing or communicating with the victim. Smallwood also is charged with 2 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening. Smallwood was released from the Hardin County Detention Center July 10th after posting a $5,000 bond. Prosecutors recommended a $10,000 cash bond because of the nature of the charges and a recent guilty plea to harassing the same victim. First-degree stalking is a Class D felony. If convicted, Smallwood could face between one to five years in prison.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Jury trial set in murder case

A jury trial is set for a Glasgow man charged with murder. 54 year-old Albert Stephens is accused of shooting the owner of Coffey's Concrete and former Mayor of Cave City, 57 year-old Chris Holder at a residence in Hardyville On November 23rd. Holder succumbed to his injuries March 23rd at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Stephen's jury trial date is scheduled for Tuesday.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Bowling Green man arrested for murder

A murder arrest was made in Warren County Saturday afternoon. The Warren County Sheriff’s office responded to Pleasant Place Way in Bowling Green after receiving a report of a deceased female. The deceased was located inside a storage tote container that was taped up. The female was said to have died of trauma and possibly lived at the residence. When deputies spoke with a resident, 23 year-old Justin A. Denihan about the incident, Denihan admitted to killing the female and placing her in the tote container. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Warren County Jail for murder. The Warren County Sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Drug arrests in Barren County

An officer with the Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on Old Lexington Road. Several subjects were inside the vehicle. After removing the subjects from the vehicle, a search was conducted. Located inside was various drug paraphernalia along with methamphetamine.  Troy Vibbert, of Glasgow,  was placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense 2 grams or greater, and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Vibbert was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Assisting at the scene were detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force, Officers with the Cave City Police Department and deputies from Barren County Sheriff's Office.


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Friday, August 18th, 2017

Traffic advisory for I-65 Exit 91

Motorists needing access to Northbound I-65 at the Exit 91 (Elizabethtown) interchange should be prepared to follow new signage beginning today. The Northbound I-65 access ramp from Westbound WK Parkway is closed as widening and bridge construction along I-65 progresses. In order to access Northbound I-65, follow detour signs which will result in traffic being directed through the interchange to merge onto Northbound I-65 from Eastbound WK Parkway. The stop condition at the end of the Northbound merge is eliminated with this change. Motorists should be aware GPS devices may provide conflicting directions.

 

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING, BRO. BILLY JOE FOSTER PASTOR OF MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 204 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $5,281.AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS, APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN MOA WITH CEA AND KIA LOAN WITH INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY, 1ST READING OF TAX RATES FOR 2017-18 AT THE COMPENSATING RATE OF 10.6 WHICH WOULD MEAN 0N PROPERTY VALUED AT $100,000 THE TAX WOULD INCREASE PROBABLY A $1.OO, 2ND READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, APPROVED 2016 SHERIFF SETTLEMENT, DECLARED WALK BEHIND MOWER AS SURPLUS, PASSED NEW ROAD EASEMENT REGULATIONS, APPOINTED GREG NICHOLS, DON COX, DOUG WELLS, AND LEE MILES TO WORK ON BUILDING CODE REGULATIONS, APPROVED ONE YEAR WAIVER OF SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST. THE COURT APPROVED PAYING FOR GREG NICHOLS CELL PHONE BILL EACH MONTH.

 

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

Greensburg woman arrested in Cave City

A 55 year-old Greensburg woman was arrested in Cave City Thursday evening. Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop on Mammoth Cave Road. After a brief investigation, Alice Thompson, of Greensburg, was arrested and charged with failure to or improper signal and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, 1st offense. Thompson was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Metcalfe County murder pretrial conference

The man charged with murder in Metcalfe County appeared in court Wednesday. Bobbie Lawson has a pretrial conference scheduled for August 30th at 10:00 a.m. He is charged with murder, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. Metcalfe County Sheriff's Deputies contacted state police after they found a body at a home on Nobob Summer Shade Road. The name of the deceased has still not been released.

 

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Two Glasgow men arrested on drug charges

An officer with the Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling east bound on Cleveland Avenue. After conducting an investigation and search of the vehicle, Braxton Lee Thomas, of 204 Frazier Avenue, Glasgow, was arrested for speeding 13 mph over the limit, possession of synthetic drugs, 2nd or subsequent offense, trafficking in a synthetic drugs, 1st offense, driving DUI suspended license, 1st offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and tampering with physical evidence. A passenger, 25 year-old Thomas Lee Payne, of 208 Carnation Drive, Glasgow, was arrested for possession of synthetic drugs, 1st offense. Both men were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Murder case sentencing in Hardin Circuit Court

A person who prosecutors say helped piece together the puzzle of a January 2016 murder case, was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court as part of a plea agreement. Victoria Lambert, who was identified early in the investigation as a person of interest in the Jan. 27th, 2016 slaying of Windell Jones in his Westport Road townhouse in Elizabethtown, agreed to 10-year sentences on charges of facilitation to murder and first-degree robbery. The sentences will run concurrently for a 10-year overall sentence. She will be eligible for parole after serving 20% of her sentence.

 

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Larue Schools proposing tax increase

Larue County Schools is proposing a 4-percent tax increase on real and personal property. The increase will bring the tax rate to 49.1 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and personal property. it's expected to generate about $195,800 more revenue than last year, if passed. The Larue County Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2017 proposed tax rates in a special meeting after a public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. August 31st in the Larue County High School library. Under the proposed real property tax rate of 49.1 cents, the owner of a $75,000 home would pay $368.25, up $11.25 from last year.

 

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Former principal pleads guilty to child porn

A former Larue County High School principal has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville said 37 year-old Stephen Kyle Goodlett, of Elizabethtown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to transporting and possession child pornography. Goodlett was principal of Larue County High School from 2013 until he was fired last October. The plea agreement said Goodlett was principal when the person making the complaint was a student there and had access to her nude images when he confiscated the phone. It also said the Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified Kentucky State Police that Goodlett's online file storage account included images of the complainant and another minor female. Goodlett is to be sentenced in U. S. District Court on October 20th. He faces additional state charges.

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Area highschool football season begins

The football season officially opens this weekend.  Caverna's first game is Friday night at Edmonson County with kick-off at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County will be on the road at Campbellsville University Saturday taking on Allen County at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of Hart County Raider football action beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Several weekend arrest by Glasgow Police

On Saturday, 22 year-old Kelsay J. Manion, of Woods Drive, Glasgow, was charged with Speeding and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

24 year-old Ryan M. Hope, of Haywood Cedar Grove Road, and 34 year-old Elias A. Lazaro, of Columbia Avenue, Glasgow, were each arrested for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense.

35 year-old Beto P. Vargas, of Columbia Avenue, Horse Cave, was arrested for Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, no operators-moped license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, theft of a motor vehicle registration plate and rear license not illuminated.

On Sunday, two women were arrested on drug charges. 18 year-old Aleah Shea Cuevas and 19 year-old Jesseca Leaan Meadors, both of S. Morgan St, Glasgow, were arrested for Possession of Synthetic Drugs, 1st offense, and Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree,1st offense (methamphetamine).

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Summershade man arrested on murder charges

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Metcalfe County man on murder charges. Troopers arrested 46 year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, Monday. He is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Metcalfe County Sheriff's Deputies contacted state police after they found a dead body at a home on Nobob Summer Shade Road. The investigation led to Lawson's arrest. He was taken to the Barren County Jail. The name of the deceased has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, August 18th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

 

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Caverna High School SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council meeting today in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Horse Cave City Council meeting tonight

Horse Cave City Council will meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. New business will include: an ordinance setting 2017 tax rates for Real & Personal Property, Motor Vehicles and Watercraft, and Declare two non-working outdoor warning sirens as surplus property to be advertised for sale.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 17th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approve Resolution and MOA with CEA on KIA Loan with Industrial Authority, Approve 1st reading of tax rates 2017/2018 Real Estate Personal Property and Motor, approve 2016 Tax Settlement for Sheriff, approve 1 year waiver of Subdivision regulations Sept.1st, 2017 - September 1st, 2018, discuss Dog Contract, discuss the sale of used Husqvarna walk behind mower, and appoint committee for building code.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Two arrests in Cave City

On Sunday around 9:00 a.m., Officer Tim Highbaugh received a complaint of a male who had taken a juvenile from Sheperdsville, TN. The officer was informed the two were stating at the Days Inn. Luis Serrano Villano was arrested for custodial interference and also charged with being a fugitive from another state. In a separate incident Sunday evening, Sgt. James Roberts responded to a complaint of a reckless driver traveling into the city limits on East Happy Valley Street. Christopher Voikes was arrested for outstanding warrants out of Indiana for Burglary. He was transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Horse Cave Police arrest two people

Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb made two arrests over the weekend. On Friday night around 1:00 a.m., Officer Webb arrested 39 year-old James Santillis Franklin, of Louisville, with speeding 15 miles over the speed limit, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, first offense, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Officer Webb arrested a Glasgow man Saturday morning. 57 year-old Allen Pennycuff was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Both Franklin and Pennycuff were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested at Wal-Mart

A 40 year-old Glasgow man was arrested over the weekend at Wal-Mart. The Glasgow Police Department responded to the store after receiving a report of a man harassing a female customer. The man was identified as Christopher Walker, of Glasgow. Walker was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Wesley Hicks was the arresting Officer.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

DUI arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police arrested a woman Saturday afternoon on DUI charges. Officer Christopher Edwards conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Jaguar traveling south on Dixie Highway. The driver of the vehicle, Nancy Key, was placed under arrest.  Key was charged with Careless Driving, Speeding 10 mph over the limit, improper use of left lane, failure to produce insurance car, failure of owner to maintain insurance and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense. She was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested in domestic dispute

A domestic dispute in Glasgow Wednesday led to the arrest of a 23 year-old man. Glasgow Police responded to a complaint from a parent that her son was out of control at a residence on Indian Hills Drive. Mason Tate Button, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree, Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest and Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence), minor injury. Button was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

Horse Cave man arrested in Glasgow

A 19 year-old Horse Cave man was arrested by Glasgow Police on a Contempt of Court Charge. A Barren County Bench Warrant was served Wednesday on 19 year-old Bryson Ulysses Lindsey Carter, of Old Dixie Highway for Libel/Slander, resistance to order. Carter was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

I-65 collision injures one person

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call Thursday at 11:14 a.m. of a two vehicle injury collision, which had occurred southbound on Interstate 65 near the 24 mile marker. The preliminary investigation indicated that 22 year-old Justin Ferguson, of Huntington, West Virginia, was operating a 2004 Lexus passenger car in the center lane of the interstate and attempted to merge into the left lane of travel. An uninvolved vehicle was occupying the left lane at the time of the merge, and Ferguson steered right to avoid the collision. Ferguson's vehicle then entered into a clockwise spin, rotating back into the center lane in front of a 2003 Peterbilt Semi truck being operated by 56 year-old Gerardo Garcia, of Chicago, IL. The two vehicles collided near the center lane. Justin Ferguson was transported via EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment of injuries. All other involved parties were uninjured. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

Hardyville man arrested after pursuit

A 29 year-old Hardyville man has been arrested after a pursuit in several counties. According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, 29 year-old Joshua L. Sanders, of 5396 Hundred Acre Pond Road, Hardyville, was arrested on Wednesday by Det. Bo Hensley and Trooper Clint Bale of KSP Post 15 on Caven Bend Road in Green County and was turned over to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $60,500 cash bond. Detective Bo Hensley served Sanders with two Failure to Appear Warrants, one for Hart and one for Barren. Sheriff Hensley served a Hart County arrest warrant for Reckless Driving, Burglary 2nd degree, 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st, motor vehicle. The charges were all in reference to a burglary of a home on Boyd's Knob Road being investigated by Hart County Sheriff's Office. During the burglary, a 2010 Dodge Challenger was taken and the vehicle and suspect were involved in multiple pursuits in multiple counties and law enforcement agencies. More charges are pending.

 

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Hart Co Board special meeting

William Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held this evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Board of Education Central Office at 25 Quality Street in Munfordville. The items on the agenda are: discuss tax rate for FY18, create additional preschool teacher and preschool instructional assistant positions, create additional full-time adult education instructor position, approve revised job description, revise 2017-2018 salary schedule.

 

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

No injuries in fire Involving CSX Train

At 9:40 a.m. KY Emergency Management and Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a railroad crossing on US 31W near Campground Road, in the Bonnieville Community of Hart County, in reference to a reported fire contained inside a single engine of a passing train. Upon arrival of responding units, it was found that a small electrical panel on the side of an engine had caught fire, but was quickly extinguished by local fire departments. The locomotive, and all adjoining cars, were transported a safe distance away from the area where it will await inspection from safety crews with CSX. Due to hazardous materials in transport, located several cars away from the fire’s origin. Hart County Supt. Ricky Line told WLOC news that Bonnieville Elementary school was evacuated prior to law enforcement arrival, for precautionary measures and students were allowed to return back to the classroom. The fire was completely extinguished. Kentucky Emergency Management was assisted by the Kentucky State Police, State Fire Marshall, Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County EMS, and the following Fire Departments: Munfordville Fire Department, Horse Cave Fire Department, Bonnieville Fire Department, and Priceville Fire Department.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Officials give all clear after Bonnieville Train Fire

A train caught fire in Bonnieville Wednesday morning around 10:00 a.m. Multiple Fire departments responded to the scene. The engine was unhooked from the rest of the cars and was on fire. Traffic was strongly urged to avoid the area of US 31-W and Kentucky 728 in Bonnieville. For precautionary measures, the Bonnieville Elementary School students were evacuated for a short time. Hart County Supt. Ricky Line told WLOC news the students were allowed to return back to their classrooms. And the scene was given an all-clear about an hour later as US 31W and 728 resumed with normal traffic.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Shooting suspect in Barren County arrested

A report of an early morning shooting in Barren County was received by the Sheriff's Office in the area of Oak Grove Church Road. Officers arrived at the scene Tuesday morning after someone reported that a male subject was shooting through a trailer with family members inside. The shooter, identified as 34 year-old William B. Simpson, fled the scene. A traffic stop was conducted shortly after and Simpson was taken into custody without incident. Simpson was charged with four counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Circumstances involving the shooting are under investigation.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested for drugs

A 54 year-old Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. On Monday, at approximately 8:46 p.m., the Barren River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 106 Pace Avenue in Glasgow in reference to possible drug trafficking and drug use. Detectives recovered suspected crystal meth, marijuana, scales and a firearm in the residence. 54 year-old Larry Huff, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance - meth, possession of a controlled substance - meth, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana. Huff was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Teen injured in crash in Barren County

A 17 year-old was injured in a crash in Barren County Tuesday afternoon. Around 5:30pm. the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at the intersection of NoBob Road and Moore Road. Kristen Stone, of Summer Shade, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado when she swerved off the roadway to avoid hitting a gray passenger car that was in her lane of travel. Stone left the road on the left side, striking a ditch culvert before hitting a small corner fence. Stone was transported to TJ Samson for minor injuries by Barren County EMS. The Temple Hill Fire Department also assisted.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Franklin Robbery suspect arrested in Texas

The man suspected of robbing a Franklin bank in July has been arrested in Texas. James Gray was found in an apartment complex in Port Arthur and was taken into custody by Deputy US Marshalls along with the vehicle used in the robbery of U. S. Bank on July 17th. Gray confessed during an FBI interview to committing the robbery and is also suspected of committing two other bank robberies in Colorado. Gray is expected to be extradicted back to Kentucky to face charges.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Pre-trial conference Friday for Stephens

A pre-trial conference is set for a Glasgow man charged with murder. 54 year-old Albert Stephens is accused of shooting the owner of Coffey's Concrete and former Mayor of Cave City, 57 year-old Chris Holder at a residence in Hardyville on November 23rd. Holder succumbed to his injuries March 23rd at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Stephen's pre-trial conference is set for Friday and a jury trial date is scheduled for August 22nd.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Shooting in Russellville injures a woman

Police in Russellville are investigating a Sunday morning shooting. Authorities responded to a call from an apartment on Highland Lick Road just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning where they found 36 year-old Miranda Shelton with a gunshot wound. They say she had been shot in her car as she tried to flee from a physical assault at East 5th and South Morgan Streets. While fleeing in her vehicle, she struck a pole and was able to get to a safe location at the apartment where police were contacted.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Two Hodgenville residents killed in crash

A head-on collision Sunday afternoon in Larue County claimed the lives of two people. Authorities say 26 year-old Jeremiah Williams, of Hodgenville, was traveling northwest on Ky. 210 around 3:30 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the center lane on wet pavement and collided with a vehicle driven by 78 year-old Wilma Brown, of Hodgenville. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by the Larue County Coroner's Office. Brown was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. The Larue County Sheriff’s Office, Larue County Fire Department and Larue County EMS assisted Kentucky State Police at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Traffic Advisory – KY 88 in Grayson County

A maintenance crew from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will replace a culvert pipe along KY 88 in Grayson County between Mile Points 10-11 on Thursday, August 10th. The road will be blocked from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. local time as this work takes place. Motorists should use KY 479 and KY 1214 as a detour. 

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Munfordville man arrested for robbery

A 23 year-old Munfordville man was arrested on robbery charges over the Weekend. On Saturday, Jerry Lee Ervin advised the Glasgow Police Department that he was assaulted at a residence on Lakeview Drive and $200 was stolen from him. Officers arrived at the residence and, after an investigation, arrested 23 year-old Shaquille Cleon Jordan, of Munfordville, charging him with Robbery, 1st degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine). Jordan was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Horse Cave man arrested on various charges

A Horse Cave man was arrested in Glasgow Sunday. Glasgow Police responded to a complaint of road rage and located a suspected vehicle at the Travelers Market parking lot on the corner of W. Cherry St and North Race Street. 38 year-old Justin Lee Druen, of 1505 River Bend Road, Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with: no registration plates or receipt, failure to produce insurance card, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense, and wanton endangerment, 1st degree. Druen was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Shooting investigation in Barren County

A report of an early morning shooting in Barren County was received by the Sheriff's Office in the area of Oak Grove Church Road. Officers arrived at the scene Tuesday morning after someone reported that a male subject was shooting through a trailer with family members inside. The shooter, identified as 34 year-old William B. Simpson, fled the scene. A traffic stop was conducted shortly after and Simpson was taken into custody without incident. Simpson was charged with four counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Circumstances involving the shooting are under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Traffic Advisory – I65 in Hardin County

As the final section of widening I65 progresses, crews will continue moving barrier wall in preparation for a northbound traffic shift between Glendale and Elizabethtown (Mile Points 82-92). The interstate will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the next few nights between 7pm and 7am. Barrier wall relocation should be complete by the beginning of next week. Though these lane closures are being conducted during off-peak traffic volume hours, minor delays will still be possible.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

Ag Development Board Meeting

There will be an Ag Development Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 8th, at 11:30 a.m. at Devore's Restaurant and Grocery in Hardyville.  Items on the agenda include: considering CAIP grant applications from the Hart County Cattlemen’s Association and also a grant application from the Black Angus Association. For more information, call the Hart County Extension Office at 524-2451.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

Motorcycle crash kills Burkesville man

A 20 year-old Burkesville man was fatally injured in a car vs. motorcycle crash Thursday night. The collision occurred on Ky 90 in the limits of Marrowbone. Police say 32 year-old Jeffery Cyphers was attempting to make a left turn when his vehicle collided with an eastbound black motorcycle operated by 20 year-old Zachary Gray, of Burkesville. Gray was pronounced dead at the scene by

the Cumberland County Coroner. Cyphers was not injured.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

Shooting in Russellville injures a woman

One person was hospitalized Sunday after an early morning shooting in Russellville. Russellville Police say they responded to a report of a shooting victim just after three Sunday morning at a Highland Lick Road apartment. Officers found 36 year-old Miranda Shelton, of Russellville, suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. During the investigation, officers learned Shelton was shot during an altercation at 5th and South Morgan Streets just minutes prior to being called to the Highland Lick Road address. Shelton was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green by Logan County EMS. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

Vine Grove man will stand trial

A 29 year-old Vine Grove man charged and indicted for attempted murder of a Hardin County Sheriff's Office sergeant earlier this year, will stand trial on the charges Wednesday in Hardin Circuit Court. 29 year-old Chester Coogle is accused of driving a vehicle at Sgt. Taylor Miller who was on foot after initiating a traffic stop. Miller had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The incident occurred March 21st when Miller followed a vehicle driven by Coogle into a cemetery. Young said Coogle turned off the lights of his vehicle and kept it running. When the sergeant approached, Young said Coogle fled. Miller then followed him to a farm, and with Miller out of his vehicle, Young said Coogle drove at him. Coogle was arrested April 16th and has been held in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest. Coogle was indicted in March by a Hardin County grand jury on four felony charges, including criminal attempt to commit murder, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, of convicted.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2017

Horse Cave woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 38 year-old Melissa Logsdon, of Horse Cave, on Friday night. Officer Reynolds received a complaint of a female passed out in her car while parked at the gas pumps at Minit Mart on South Dixie Highway. After a making contact with Logsdon and a brief investigation, Officer Reynolds placed her under arrest and charged her with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol and or Drugs, 1st offense and possession of a controlled substance. Logsdon was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Officer Reynolds was assisted on scene by K-9 Jax.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested after crash

Around 6:30pm Thursday afternoon, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lecta Kino Road in reference to an injury accident.  51 year-old Richard L. Raschien, of Glasgow, was operating a 2006 Saturn passenger car when he lost control of the vehicle in a curve causing it to travel off the roadway. The vehicle overturned once off the roadway and came to a stop on it's top. A passenger in the vehicle, 54 year-old Betty J. Brown, also of Glasgow,  was flown from the scene to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in the accident. Raschien was not injured. He was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle while impaired ALC/Drug, 3rd offense in 5 years and DUI suspended license. Raschien was lodged in the Barren County Jail. 

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

Two arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Michael Stevenson arrested 53 year old Bernadette Wilson, of Crossville Tennessee, Thursday night.  Wilson was charged with reckless driving, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. Wilson was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

Cave City Police Sergeant James Roberts arrested 53 year old Thomas Sublett, of Cave City, Thursday night. Sublett was charged with improper or no turn signal and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. Sublett was lodged into the Barren County Jail.

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

County Road Aid Emergency Funds Awarded

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Thursday that Hart County Fiscal Court will receive $29,430 in County Road Aid

Emergency Funds. These funds will be used for a repair project on Doc Speevack Road (CR 1387). The project location begins at KY 1140 and extends .4 mile Northwest. “These emergency funds help local governments repair and restore damaged

infrastructure throughout their communities,” said Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas. He added, “The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians.” Hart County Judge Executive Terry Martin said, “Significant drainage issues on the road need attention and school bus safety is a major concern that we have to address for our citizens." Hart County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

E-town man facing prostitution and drug charges

23 year-old Payton Lee was arrested early Wednesday morning after police were called out to a residence in the 300 block of Central Avenue. Someone reported a strong chemical odor coming from the home. Lee was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, as well as a felony charge of prostitution. Three other people, including his twin brother, were arrested at the residence on drug charges. Lee was released on bond Wednesday from the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

Glasgow man arrested for meth

Horse Cave Police made an arrest early this morning (Friday).  According to Officer Charles Webb, 22 year-old Logan B. Myers,

of 253 Chevy Lane Glasgow, was traveling east on Hwy 218 in Horse Cave in a careless manner. After failing sobriety tests, Myers was arrested for careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - meth. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

Long Section of I65 Widening Project Complete

Elizabethtown, KY (August 3, 2017) – Widening of I65 through all of Kentucky is a giant step closer to reality. Construction along a section totaling 17 miles from Bonnieville to just north of Sonora was completed earlier this week.

Awarded at a cost of $138,485,749 in September of 2014 to Scotty’s Contracting and Stone, the project was originally scheduled for a May 2017 completion date. Right of way clearing restrictions due to the discovery of Northern Long-Eared Bat habitation delayed the project early in the construction schedule. These bats are federally listed as a threatened species.

This project is the longest section of I65 to be under construction since the goal of widening the interstate to six lanes through all of Kentucky began two decades ago. Six lanes of interstate have been constructed from the Kentucky-Tennessee line to Sonora which totals approximately 82 miles.To complete the goal, nine miles of construction remain from where the newly finished section ends, extending north to Exit 91 at Elizabethtown. The remaining widening project has a completion date in November of 2018.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

Grayson County Judge Executive Resigns

Grayson County Judge Executive Gary Logsdon has resigned, effective immediately. Logsdon notified Grayson County Fiscal Court of the decision to step down on Tuesday. He cites on-going health issues following a recent double lung transplant. Logsdon has been Grayson County’s Judge Executive for more than 20 years. He had announced several months ago that he would not seek re-election in November 2018, but Tuesdays resignation was a surprise move.  Wednesday, Grayson County Fiscal Court elected Magistrate Jason Dennis to serve as interim judge executive until Governor Bevin appoints a replacement to fill the remainder of Logsdon’s term. The governor has 30 days to make that appointment.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Munfordville man will face federal charges

State charged against a Munfordville man for placing shards of glass in cups have been dismissed so that federal charges can proceed.  A Kentucky prosecutor says state charges against a man accused of placing glass shards in cups that were to be sent to restaurants have been dismissed so that federal charges may proceed. A statement from the Hart County Commonwealth Attorney's Office said the charges against Waylon Horton of Munfordville were dismissed Tuesday so that the federal case could move forward without interference. The charges were dismissed without prejudice meaning they can be refiled. Horton had faced 139 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and 139 counts of possession of a destructive device in state court. In federal court, he is charged with one count of consumer product tampering. Horton has pleaded not guilty. U.S. Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Collins says a trial date hasn't been set.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Magnolia woman arrested for drugs

A Magnolia woman was arrested Tuesday night in Cave City. Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic on a white Dodge

passenger car that was traveling south on Dixie Highway. After a brief investigation, Twila Stinson, of Magnolia, was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth) , drug paraphernalia buy/possess, careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (aggravating circumstances). Officer Reynolds was assisted at the scene by SGT James Roberts.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

ATV accident injures Barren County man

An ATV accident in Barren County Tuesday afternoon injured one person. At approximately 3:00pm, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene on Hidden Lake Road. 61 year-old Dralin R. Shockley was operating his ATV on the roadway when he went off the road, struck a pole and was ejected from the ATV. Shockley was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of serious injuries he sustained in the accident. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Barren Metcalfe EMS, East Barren Fire Department and Emergency Management also responded to the scene.

 

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Hart County Clerks office closed Saturday

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Saturday. The office will re-open Monday at 8:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Missing Edmonson County teen found after chase

A missing Edmonson County teenager has been found after a high speed chase. Early Wednesday morning authorities located 15 year-old Joshua Clemons driving his parent's car. Clemons led the Edmonson County Sheriff's department on a chase in the Smiths Grove, Oakland area before crashing his vehicle. Clemons was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

 

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Train track fatality victim identified

An Elizabethtown man, believed to be homeless, has been identified as the victim in Saturday's fatality involving a CSX train. 66 year-old Roger Duane Teachout was dead at the scene. An autopsy has been performed and toxicology results are pending. Teachout was struck by the train while walking on the tracks Saturday afternoon near Nicholas Street in Elizabethtown. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Traffic stop leads to three arrests

A traffic stop Sunday afternoon led to the arrests of three people in Glasgow. An officer with the Glasgow Police Department

stopped a Toyota SUV and detected the odor of drugs. The driver, 39 year-old Bernis Rupe, Jr., refused to exit the vehicle and was removed by police. Rupe, along with two passengers, 28 year-old Dewayne Wellborn and 24 year-old Donna Woodard, both of Glasgow, were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Synthetic Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia. Rupe was also charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt, No Registration, Resisting Arrest, No Insurance and DUI. Woodard was also served with an outstanding warrant.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Two weekend drug arrests in Glasgow

Two Glasgow residents were arrested in Glasgow over the weekend. Police were dispatched to Park Avenue where 26 year-old James Johnson was passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Johnson was arrested and charged with Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Possession Of A Controlled Substance and DUI.  In a separate incident, while an officer was executing a

search warrant at a residence on Shalimar Drive, he discovered a man who was wanted on an active warrant.  30 year old Christopher Maxey was additionally charged with Possession Of Synthetic Drugs. Both men were arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Deputy Jailer charged with rape

A Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer has been charged with raping an inmate while providing supervision at Hardin memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. 28 year-old Stephen Renfrow, of Leitchfield, was arrested Friday by Kentucky State Police. He is lodged in the Larue County Detention Center. Renfrow, who was fired from his job Friday, had worked nine months at the jail. According to an arrest citation, Renfrow admitted to the charges during an interview with state police investigators. Renfow has been charged with third-degree rape, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. no bond or court date has been set.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Three drug arrests in Glasgow

On Friday, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Barren River Drug Task Force responded to 467 Happy Hollow Road with Dept. of Child Protection in reference to possible drug activity being performed in the presence of two small juveniles. Detectives received consent to search the residence. Suspected crystal meth, marijuana, pills, drug paraphernalia and firearms were found in the residence along with a 16 year-old juvenile who was allegedly allowed to use drugs at the residence. 27 year-old Katie Thompson was charged with Endangering the welfare of a minor. 28 year-old Charles A. Preece, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance - meth, possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. 20 year-old Dakota L. Wilson, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance - drug unspecified, possession of a controlled substance 1st - meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. The 16 year-old juvenile was cited and released to a family member. The DTF was assisted by the Glasgow Police Department.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Salvation Army Hart County Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, August 8th, at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Man killed at railroad tracks in Elizabethtown

One man has been killed after a train struck him Saturday afternoon along the railroad tracks near Bluegrass Ice on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown. Maj. Jamie Land, Elizabethtown Police Department's deputy chief of patrol and operations, said the department is still in the process of completing a death investigation. The call about the collision came in around 3:00 p.m. from CSX Transportation. The identity of the man is still unknown. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Missing Adair County man found dead

An Adair County missing man has been found dead in a woods near Greasy Creek. Kentucky State Police say 48 year-old Douglas D. Mcafee, of Columbia, was last seen Saturday, July 22nd, when he left a friend's residence in a red Dodge truck. The truck was found at Greasy Creek Bridge this past Tuesday. After Friday's autopsy, no preliminary cause of death was given, but foul play is not suspected.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Horse Cave Police officer indicted

A 34 year-old Horse Cave Police Officer and former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff has been indicted on wire fraud charges. Larry Dale Martin has been charged with wire fraud for devising a scheme to sell or give away surplus military property obtained from a Department of Defense Program. Martin, of Glasgow, was charged with a single count of wire fraud. Studio 101 News talked with Mayor Randall Curry late Friday afternoon and the Mayor stated that the City has not been officially notified of any charges against Officer Martin. The Mayor also stated that Officer Martin has been with the Horse Cave Police Department since March 2014 and that the apparent charge stems from when he served as a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. If convicted at trial, Martin could be sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison, fined $250,000 and placed on a three year period of supervised release. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, David Weiser and being investigated by the FBI.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Boy dies in Butler County crash

At 5:43 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green responded to Region Road near KY 70 in Butler County, to investigate a single vehicle injury collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that 36 year-old Elizabeth Cockrell, of Roundhill, was operating a 2002 Mercury SUV and was traveling southbound when she lost control of her vehicle and exited the right shoulder of Region Road. Cockrell’s vehicle then re-entered the roadway and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to travel across Region Road before striking an embankment and overturning.  An unrestrained juvenile passenger, 12 year-old Ronnie J. Murrell III was pronounced deceased by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Cockrell and six additional passengers were transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green. All occupants of the vehicle, with the exception of a two year old female, were treated and released from the hospital. The two year old female passenger was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital, where she is currently listed in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Two weekend arrests in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 48 year old Johnny Woodard of Horse Cave on Friday night. Officer Reynolds observed a vehicle on Old Lexington Road driving in a careless manner that Woodard was a passenger in. After a brief investigation K-9 Jax was deployed resulting in the arrest of Woodard for possession of controlled substances (cocaine) and possession controlled substances (drug unspecified). Woodard was lodged into the Barren County Jail. Officer Reynolds was assisted on scene by Chief Terrill Riley.

Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 46 year old Larry Goodman of Glasgow on Saturday night. Officer Reynolds had received a complaint of a possible drunk driver traveling into Cave City on Happy Valley Road. After the vehicle was stopped and a brief investigation Goodman was arrested and charged with no registration plates, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, failure to maintain insurance and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs.

Goodman was lodged into the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Head-on crash leads to arrest

A Tennessee woman was arrested in Barren County Friday night. The Barren County Sheriff’s office responded to an injury accident in the 2000 block of Tompkinsville Road where 27 year-old Erica King, of Celina, TN, was traveling west and lost control striking a vehicle head-on driven by 20 year-old Waymon Watson, of Tompkinsville. Three passengers in King's vehicle were transported by Barren County EMS to TJ Samson for minor injuries. Watson was extricated by mechanical means by Temple Hill and Glasgow Fire Departments. He was then air lifted to Vanderbilt Hospital for possible serious injuries. Erica King was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs (Aggravated Circumstances), Assault 1st degree, and Failure to maintain required Auto Insurance.

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Dart Gives Substantial Donation to WLOC Clothes for Kids

A local business has given a substantial donation to WLOC Clothes for Kids. The Dart Foundation presented a check for $5,000 Friday to WLOC General Manager, Dewayne Forbis during a luncheon at Dart Container in Horse Cave. As with all donations to Clothes for Kids, the proceeds will be deposited into an account to assist children in need of clothing in the Hart County and Caverna School systems, working within the nine Family Resource Centers. Clothes for Kids was founded in 1998 by WLOC's Dewayne Forbis and the late Carol Forbis and is a 501-C3 non-profit organization.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Horse Cave Police Officer Indicted On Wire Fraud Charge

A 34 year old Horse Cave Police Officer and Former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff has been indicted on Wire Fraud charges. Larry Dale Martin has been charged with Wire Fraud for devising a scheme to sell and or give away surplus military property obtained from a Department of Defense Program. Martin of Glasgow was charged with a single count of wire fraud. Studio 101 News talked with Mayor Randall Curry late Friday afternoon and the Mayor stated that the City has not been officially notified of any charges against Officer Martin. The Mayor also stated that Officer Martin has been with the Horse Cave Police Department since March 2014 and that the apparent charge stems from when he served as a Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. If convicted at trial, Martin could be sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison, fined $250,000 and placed on a three year period of supervised release. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, David Weiser and being investigated by the FBI.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Lumber company coming to Bowling Green

A lumber company is building a manufacturing facility in Bowling Green that will employ 50 workers. An announcement from the Kentucky Governor's Office says Carter Lumber will invest $10 million in the facility which will be located at the Kentucky Transpark. It will produce roof and floor trusses, wall panels and other engineered wood products. Construction of the 70,000 square foot facility could begin later this year, and company leaders could open the location by next year. The facility will operate under the company's Kight Home Center division. Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson said the growing company will fit well in the community. The company purchased the Kight Home Center brand in 2005 and currently operates seven Kight locations in Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

Several indictments were handed down recently by the Barren County Grand Jury. 21 year-old Robert Dillon Smith, of Glasgow, was indicted for two counts of Assault 3rd and one count of Criminal Mischief. 37 year-old Jason Doyle, of Cave City, was indicted for one count of Theft By Unlawful Taking $500 or More But Less Than $10,000. The grand jury also returned a three count indictment on 31 year-old Dwayne Terry Smith, of Glasgow, for Possession Of Synthetic Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Conditions Of Release. 37 year-old Danny Ray Hunter, of Glasgow, faces one count of Trafficking In Synthetic Drugs and Persistent Felony Offender. 36 year old Jonathan Riordan, 41 year-old Angela Smith and 31 year-old Tracy Wright were each indicted on one count of Possession Of A Controlled Substance. All five were allowed to remain on a current bond.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Morgantown woman killed on Parkway

A Morgantown woman has been killed and another injured in an accident on the William Natcher Parkway. On Thursday at 5:27 p.m., Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the William Natcher Parkway at the 20 mile marker to investigate a single vehicle injury collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that 27 year-old Corey N. Millay, of Morgantown, was operating a 2005 Toyota passenger car and was traveling southbound when she exited the right shoulder of the roadway, striking an embankment. Millay's vehicle then reentered the roadway traveling across both lanes coming to a final rest in the median of the Natcher Parkway. Corey Millay and a passe3nger, 28 year-old Billy Phelps, were both ejected from the vehicle. Millay was pronounced deceased by the Warren County Coroner's Office. Phelps was originally transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green for treatment, but was later transferred to Vanderbilt University Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Injury Collision on Nashville Road in Simpson County

Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on Nashville Road near the intersection of Lake Spring Road Wednesday around 1:00 p.m. Preliminary investigations indicate that 55 year-old James Arnold of Bowling Green was operating a 2016 International tractor trailer traveling north on Nashville Road in Franklin. Arnold was operating in an active work zone when he encountered a lane shift, causing his vehicle to strike the guardrail and overturn down a steep embankment, where the tractor trailer landed on its roof. He was transported to the Franklin Medical Center and then flown to Skyline Hospital in Nashville with life threatening injuries.

 

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

U.S. Bank robber identified

Franklin Police say on Monday, July 17th, a man robbed the U. S. Bank on South Main Street in Franklin. They're asking for help in locating the suspect. Police have identified the robber as James W. Gray II. According to authorities, Gray has a Tennessee driver's license, but has connections to Franklin, Kentucky, Chicago, Illinois and Florida. Gray is described as a 25 year-old white male, 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighing 165 pounds. he was last seen wearing a beard, large glasses with brown frames, a gray hoody and a black baseball cap with no logo. After robbing the bank, he ran to O'Reilly's Auto Parts and got into a small red or maroon car. Anyone with information about this crime, is asked to call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Plea deal negotiation in former principal's case

Former Larue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal in his federal child pornography case. Goodlett's lawyer, Christopher A. Spedding, of Lexington, filed an unopposed motion for a change of plea for Goodlett, who lives in Elizabethtown. Court documents show a federal plea agreement has been negotiated, but the terms of the agreement have not been released. The motion for a change of plea further reads Goodlett intends to enter a plea of guilty for his state child pornography charges. On the federal level, Goodlett is charged with one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. His federal trial is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. August 8th in U. S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. The state trial is scheduled for October 23rd in Hardin Circuit Court and another pretrial conference is set for 1:15 p.m. October 10th in the same court. In Hardin Circuit Court, Goodlett is charged with 60 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of a sexual performance by a minor. He was arrested October 13th, 2016 at his Elizabethtown home and soon after was fired by the school district.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Schools will soon be back in session

Area students will be heading back to the classroom soon.  Hart County's 1st day of school will be Wednesday, August 2nd and

Larue County students go back to school Thursday, August 3rd.  Caverna will begin the school year Wednesday, August 9th.

Barren County students head back on Thursday, August 10th, Metcalfe County's 1st day is Thursday, August 24th.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Road closing in Hart County

Hart County Road Supervisor has announced the closing of a country road Monday, July 31st, through Monday, August 7th. Due to construction on Gaddie Cemetery Road, the road will be closed 5/10th of a mile from Hwy. 357 and 2 miles from Hwy 728. Each end of the road remains open for local traffic only.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Green River Ferry closed

Green River Ferry is now closed because the river level dropped to below zero, as measured at the Green River Crossing. The ferry will remain closed until the river rises enough to allow for safe operation. For current ferry information, phone 270-758-2166.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Beware of scam using veterans as a cover

Attorney General Andy Beshear informed the public Tuesday that a caller from a sham charity dubbed, "Coalition for Veterans of America" is preying upon Kentuckian's goodwill toward veterans and veteran causes. The caller claims to be seeking donations to help cover Veterans Affairs medical bills and aid homeless veterans. Beshear said donors should follow these steps to avoid a sham charity scam:

* Do not feel pressured to give money or financial information over the phone.

* Beware of sound-alike charities

* Be cautious of social media requests for donations. Although some may be legitimate, consumers need to verify before making donations.

* Ask solicitors what percentage of your donation will be given to relief efforts. By law, the solicitor must tell you if you ask.

* Avoid wire transfers or gift cards as a donation method.

To report scams to the Attorney General, call 888-432-9257 or file a consumer complaint online.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Larue County awarded federal funds

Larue County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under the program, Larue County has been chosen to receive $3975 to supplement emergency food and temporary lodging programs in the area. A Local Board made up of County Judge Executive's Office, the Ministerial Association, the American Red Cross, the low income groups or other interested parties will determine how the funds awarded to Larue County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible tor recommending agencies to receive these funds made available under this phase of the program. Larue County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter funds must contact Chastity Walters at 270-358-3937 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is July 28th, 2017. The Local Board meeting has been scheduled for August 16th at 12:00 p.m. at the Larue County Court House, 209 West High Street, Hodgenville.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Former teacher pleads not guilty

A former teacher in Kentucky accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. Adam L. Decker was arraigned on 37 counts, including 10 counts of third-degree rape and 11 counts of third-degree sodomy. The indictment accuses the former Logan County Schools teacher of having sexual contact with a 15 year-old girl between September 1st and February 17th, when Kentucky State Police opened an investigation. He's also accused of exchanging explicit photos with a 16 year-old girl and using his cell phone while employed as a teacher to send and receive inappropriate photos with teen girls. The investigation is ongoing.

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Radcliff woman arrested on child abuse

A 33 year-old Radcliff woman was arrested late Monday night and charged with fracturing the leg of a child in her care earlier in the day. 33 year-old Meghan Freeman was released Tuesday afternoon from the Hardin County Detention Center after posting a $5,000 unsecured bond. She is charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child younger that 12 - a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Freeman reportedly told Radcliff Police she had become frustrated with the child for not listening and cleaning up "a mess he helped create". Authorities say the child was younger than 4. Freeman is scheduled to appear at 9:00 a.m. Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Conflict with mayor and fire department

Studio 101 News has learned of a conflict between Munfordville Mayor John Freeman and the Munfordville Volunteer Fire Department. Due to a conflict concerning funding of the fire department, Chief Ricky Adcock resigned Tuesday night and several

other members walked out as well. Former Chief Adcock told Studio 101 News that the fire department has been running for the last several years on county funds. The city of Munfordville has not funded the fire department. The fire trucks are in need of repair and one of the trucks is in Louisville in need of motor repair. Former Chief Adcock stated that the fire department cannot continue to run on a $50,000 budget per year. And more funds are needed to keep it going.  Studio 101 News also talked with Munfordville Mayor John Freeman. The mayor stated that Jackie Logsdon, assistant fire chief, was sworn in Tuesday night as active fire chief.

In a news release, the city expresses their gratitude to Chief Adcock for his years of dedicated service and wishes him well on his future endeavors.  WLOC news also talked with Hart County Emergency Management Director Kerry McDaniel who stated that a

fire department must have a minimum of 12 individuals and a fire chief. McDaniel also stated that 50% must be certified by the Kentucky State Fire Commission.  As the city's volunteer fire department begins it's new chapter, they are offering qualified volunteers an opportunity to join the department by contacting Chief Jackie Logsdon at 270-524-2323. The mayor also stated that Munfordville has an active fire department and will answer all calls.

 

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

New state veterans nursing home in Radcliff

A new state veterans nursing home is open in Radcliff. During a ceremony, Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton cut the ribbon at the Radcliff Veterans Center (RVC). Plans for the facility began in 2006, but construction didn't start until 2013.  Radcliff Veterans Center is Kentucky’s fourth state veterans home. The facility features four neighborhoods comprised of three 10-bedroom households. The design provides 120 veterans with a private room, private bath and family-style living room, dining room, kitchen and patio. A separate administration building houses recreation, therapy and other services. The center will eventually employ over 200 staff members.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Indiana resident arrested at Park City

An Indiana resident was arrested in Park City Saturday night.  Officer Paul Reynolds with the Cave City Police Department

conducted a traffic stop at the I-65 exit ramp in Park City on a white Ford pickup, driven by Kasey Vanrensselaer, of Mooresville, Indiana. A large amount of Methamphetamine was recovered from inside the vehicle. Vanrensselaer was placed under arrest for Operating on suspended or revoked license, Careless driving, and trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree,

Methamphetamine and transported to Barren County Detention Center.

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

On-site physicals Monday and Tuesday

On-site school and sports physicals will be given July 24th at Bonnieville Elementary School and July 25th at Cub Run Elementary, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions or need a form, contact Please Pathways FRYSC at 270-524-0592.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Portion of Wickerville Road closes for a week

Due to construction, Wickerville Road will be closed at mile post. 670 beginning Monday, July 24th, and running through Monday, July 31st. Traffic can detour by way of Terry Bastin Road, then take Fairview Church Pascal Road to Hwy 677 known as Three Springs Hwy.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Cave City man arrested on two warrants

A 22 year-old Cave City man was arrested in Horse Cave early Sunday morning. Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb observed a blue Harley motorcycle traveling on East Main Street and Maple Street. The driver, Bobby J. Downey, of 122 Brittyn Way, failed sobriety tests and was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Reward offered in bible theft

The Hart County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward in a theft. On Friday, it was reported to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley that a bible had been stolen out of a 2013 Toyota Camry either at Cave City Dairy Queen on July 15th, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m. or at the victims residence later that night on Red Buck Estes Road in Hart County. The bible was in a black and white carrier with black handles. The Hart County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward of $200 for the return of the bible. If you have any information, please contact the Hart County Sheriff's Office at 270-524-2341.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Cave City man arrested on two warrants

Horse Cave Police have arrested a Cave City man on two warrants. 30 year-old Douglas Woods was arrested Friday at the Horse Cave Motel for a warrant from Hardin County for Manufacturing Meth and a Probation Violation. Woods also had a warrant from Barren County for menacing, resisting arrest, and drug paraphernalia. Woods was arrested by Officer Charles Webb of the Horse Cave Police Department. Woods was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

Road Closure Saturday in Horse Cave

Main Street/Highway 218 from the 31-W traffic light to Higbee Street will be closed for movie production on Saturday, July 22nd, from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Filming of M.O.M. (Mail Order Monster) will take place at the corner of Main and Water Street during this time and traffic will be detoured around the area.

 

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

Edmonson County man arrested on drug charges

A 70 year-old man has been arrested in Edmonson County on drug charges. After officers searched the home of Billy Buchanan on Tuesday, they found marijuana, suspected morphine, and hydrocodone not in the original container and packaged for sale. They also found multiple scales, suspected ledgers and cash. Buchanan's charges include various degrees of trafficking in controlled substances.

 

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

Heat advisory through Saturday

A Heat Advisory is in effect through Saturday for central Kentucky. The National Weather Service has issued the advisory for the afternoon and evening for both today and Saturday. The heat index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature. The weather service says the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity can make heat exhaustion or heat stroke possible. Residents are being advised to wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing, stay inside under air-conditioning and drink plenty of water.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Former teacher sentenced to five years

A former Kentucky teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to receive sexually explicit images of a minor. The U. S. attorney's office in Louisville said 49 year-old Jeffrey McGaha, of Russell Springs, admitted trying to receive child pornography between 2012 and 2014, using a cellphone and social media applications. U. S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced McGaha on Tuesday and ordered a 10-year period of supervised release. McGaha must register as a sex offender. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported in April when McGaha pleaded guilty that he previously taught at an elementary school. Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin told the newspaper that the minor in the case wasn't McGaha's student at the time but McGaha's first contact with her was while teaching at another elementary school.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Portion of Wickerville Road closes for a week

Due to construction, Wickerville Road will be closed at mile post. 670 beginning Monday, July 24th, and running through Monday, July 31st. Traffic can detour by way of Terry Bastin Road, then take Fairview Church Pascal Road to Hwy 677 known as Three Springs Hwy.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

E-town man indicted on child porn

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted this week on multiple counts of possessing child pornography. 48 year-old Shannon Reeves, was indicted on six counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. Reeves was arrested in May after an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch. Through a search warrant, an examination of electronic devices belonging to Reeves found three additional files of child sexual exploitation. All of the charges are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Woman pleads guilty in E-town murder

More than a year and a half after an Elizabethtown man was shot to death in his home on Westport Road, the woman who pulled the trigger has pleaded guilty. 21 year-old Taliyah Rochea Woods, of Radcliff, was one of four charged in connection to Windell Jones' death. She and the others went to his home late January 27th, 2016, intending to steal Jones' money and marijuana. A fight ensued between the suspects and Jones, which ended with Woods shooting him. In a Hardin Circuit Court hearing Tuesday, Woods pleaded guilty to five charges including murder, which is a capital offense. In exchange for her testimony in other cases, the prosecution agreed not to seek the death penalty. According to the agreement read in court, the commonwealth recommended Woods be sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole after 20 years. She will be formally sentenced November 7th. The robbery was planned January 26th. The plan was for two people, Monti Lopez Olivera and Victoria Lambert, to go to Jones' home under the pretense of buying marijuana and then text Woods the number of people in the townhouse. @0 year-old Lopez-Olivera, of Radcliff, accepted a 20-year plea deal in the case. The remaining two defendants are set for trial in October.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Missing man found in Alabama

A 28 year-old missing man, whom police thought may have drowned or disappeared, is now in custody in Alabama. Authorities in Glasgow have received confirmation of the arrest of Spencer Huddleston. According to a press release, a deputy with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office in Alabama, attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2011 Volkswagon. The driver sped away and the deputy

located the unoccupied vehicle behind a house in the Fairhope area. The deputy was able to determine that the driver of the vehicle was a wanted person out of the state of Kentucky and was listed as a missing person from Barren County. 28 year-old Spencer Huddleston was located and taken into custody. Huddleston was charged with Attempting to Elude police, along with

several traffic offense. He is wanted on several charges in Kentucky including: Arson, Persistent Felony Offender, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. He was transferred to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Corrections Center on a no-bond. An extradition hearing will be held at a later date.

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Bowling Green death investigation

A death investigation is underway after a body has been found in Bowling Green. They say a decomposing body was found just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday in a home on Southland Drive. The body has been sent for an autopsy. Police say at this time foul play is not suspected. The identity of the body has not yet been released.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER,  BRO. LINDELL SEXTON OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 196 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $3,783.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED A RESOLUTION WITH KDOT FOR FD39 FUNDS, AGREEMENT WITH LIBRARY, AGREEMENT WITH HART COUNTY SOLID WASTE, AGREEMENT WITH EDMONSON COUNTY WATER DISTRICT, EDMONSON COUNTY FISCAL COURT, JUDGE MARTIN TO SIGN RESOLUTION FOR CDBG GRANT FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMY, RESOLUTION FOR CDBG GRANT TO CONSTRUCT FILM STUDIO, TRANSFER EM VEHICLE TO AMBULANCE SERVICE, ADVERTISE TO SELL WALK BEHIND MOWER, MAGISTRATES REQUEST, AND HIRED ROY WILSON FULL TIME AT THE ROAD DEPARTMENT, AND JEFFREY STURGEON PART TIME SEASONAL AT THE ROAD DEPARTMENT. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Five arrests made in Cave City

Cave City Police Department has made five arrests since Monday night.  An officer observed a driver of a red pickup back up onto the sidewalk at Glenwood Apartments. After making contact with the driver, Schyler Trey Kjelsen, of Greensburg, the officer placed him under arrest for Driving on a DUI suspended License and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs.

On Tuesday evening, Officer Paul Reynolds was involved in a police pursuit, after observing a red Mitsubishi Eclipse operating in a reckless manner on Park City Glasgow Road. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop. Tiras Mitchell, of Columbia, was eventually charged with Fleeing ro Evading Police, 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree-police officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Reckless Driving and Tampering with Physical Evidence. A passenger, Michael Abney, was also arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth), Drug paraphernalia- buy/possess and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Also on Tuesday evening, Officer Michael Stevenson arrested Samuel Norris and Brittany Rowe, of Cave City, on Hart County Indictment Warrants. Officer Stevenson made contact with the two on a traffic stop on East Happy Valley Street. Samuel Norris was also charged with Driving on DUI Suspended License. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Sexual misconduct arrest in Logan County

A 28 year-old Logan County man has been arrested on sexual misconduct. A Logan County man turned himself in Tuesday after a February investigation revealed alleged inappropriate conduct with multiple female juveniles. Adam Decker was arrested and indicted on one count of Prohibited Use of an Electronic Communications System to Procure a Minor or Police Officer for Sex, 10 counts of Rape, 3rd degree, 11 counts of Sodomy, 3rd degree, 10 counts of Sexual Abuse, 3rd degree, one count of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 1st degree, Two counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, and two counts of Distribution of Obscene Matter to Minors. The investigation is being conducted by the Kentucky State Police.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Explosive devise found in mailbox

A Grayson County resident brought an explosive device to the sheriff's office Tuesday that had apparently been left in their mailbox on Beaver Dam Creek Road. The resident said it was left in the mailbox sometime during the night of July 16th. The device's fuse appeared to have lit, but failed to detonate. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office said if the device had detonated it could have caused death or physical injury to anyone around it. GCSO wants to remind the public that placing an explosive device in a mailbox is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison and if injury occurs is punishable by 20 years or more. If anyone discovers a suspicious device in their mailbox or on their property, GCSO says to leave it alone and call 9-1-1. Anyone with information about who planted the device is asked to call 270-259-3024.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Cave City man arrested in Horse Cave

A Cave City man was arrested in Horse Cave early Wednesday morning.  Officer Charles Webb with the Horse Cave Police Department, observed a white Jeep traveling south on Harper Drive, which failed to stop at the stop sign. The driver, 19 year-old Rusty O. Xaysana, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating on a suspended or revoked license and disregarding a stop sign. Xaysana was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food and Farmer's Market Vouchers in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, July 21st, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Only one person per household can receive the food. Farmer's Market Vouchers will also be available for those in the Senior CSFP Program.   

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.

 

Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approve agreement with KACo on Solid Waste Truck, approve agreement with Edmonson County Water Dept. for fire hydrant, approve agreement with Edmonson County Fiscal Court, 2nd reading of 25 mph speed limit on N Nelson Road, approve judge to sign resolution for CDBG College and Career Academy, approve Judge to sign resolution for CDBG to construct Film Studio and approve to advertise the sale of 1 used Husqvarna walk behind mower.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Caverna Back to School Readifest Thursday

Caverna Back to School Readifest will be held Thursday, July 20th, at the Cave City Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Free school supplies for all students registered at Caverna Schools will be given out during this event. In addition, Open Enrollment will be held during the Readifest event. There will be food, fun, lots of great prizes and giveaways. The event is sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers. For more information, contact Mrs. Bunnell at 270-773-4149.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

18 year-old drowns in Green River

An 18 year-old has drowned at the Green River at Campbellsville. Lt. Jeremy McQueary with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has confirmed the identity of the 18 year-old male who drowned Sunday in the Green River. Officials found the body of Tariq Armour, of Coxs Creek, Kentucky, at 11:45 eastern time Monday morning near where witnesses saw him go under. Rescue workers said Sunday that Armour was swimming in a cove when witnesses say he went under and didn't come back up.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Sonora man faces felony indictment

After a fatal car crash last ear, a Sonora man is facing a felony indictment. 33 year-old Shaun Elliott was involved in a two-car collision on U. S. 62 at Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown on August 20th. One of the people involved, 82 year-old Quay Skaggs, died four days later as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Elliott, was westbound on U. S. 62 in a blue Ford Mustang and 68 year-old Wanda Skaggs, of Magnolia, was driving a gray Buick Century southbound on Peterson Drive. Skaggs stopped at the stop sign at Peterson Drive and U.S. 62 and was preparing to make a left turn onto U.S.62. According to police, she failed to see the Mustang and pulled into the path of the vehicle. The two drivers and Quay Skaggs, who was a passenger in the Buick, were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. An investigation by the Elizabethtown Accident Reconstruction Team revealed a primary contributing factor in the collision was excessive speed of the Mustang operated by Elliott. No charges were filed at the time of the crash. According to his indictment, the bond was set at $5,000. The case is set for August 22nd for a pretrial conference. Reckless Homicide is a Class D Felony and punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Fourth-degree assault is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in prison, if convicted.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Fatal collision involves state trooper

One individual has been killed after a car accident involving a Kentucky State Police officer and another vehicle. Kentucky State Trooper Brian Gann was responding to an injury related crash Monday on William Simmons Road near Richardsville. Trooper Gann had his lights and sirens on, traveling northbound on 185. The other vehicle involved, dri9ven by 63 year-old Joyce Smith, was several cars ahead of Trooper Gann. That vehicle began to turn left onto Pruitt Road as Trooper Gann's was overtaking traffic ahead of him. Trooper Gann and the vehicle turning onto Pruitt Road collided in the southbound lane on 185 just prior to Pruitt Road. Pronounced dead on the scene was the driver, Joyce D. Smith. A passenger, 79 year-old Leroy Smith was treated and released for injuries. Trooper Gann was also treated and released for injuries. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Extreme summertime heat dangerous

Extreme Summertime heat: know the dangers, particularly associated with leaving children in vehicles. An organization called Kids and Cars, said 39 children died last year due to heatstroke – medically termed “hyperthermia”. Several measures are recommended to prevent these types of deaths from occurring.

· Create reminders. More than half of child heat stroke deaths occur because parents and caregivers become distracted and exit their vehicle without their child. To help prevent these tragedies, parents can set a reminder on their cell phone or establish a plan with their child’s day care provider.

· Don’t underestimate the risk. The inside of vehicles can quickly heat up, so you should never leave your child alone in a car.

· Lock cars and trucks. Thirty percent of the recorded heat stroke deaths in the U.S. occur because a child was playing in an unattended vehicle. These deaths can be prevented by simply locking the vehicle doors to help assure that kids don’t enter the

vehicles and become trapped.

· Immediately dial 911 if you see an unattended child in a car. The body temperature of children rises three to five times faster

than adults. Check vehicles and trunks first if a child is missing.

· Monitor those at high risk. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years old and seniors 65 and older.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

Cram the Cruiser at Freds July 27th

The Hart County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with Studio 101 will host a "Cram the Cruiser" event Thursday, July 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Fred's in Munfordville. All donated school supplies will be made available to area students as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Superman and Wonder Woman will be attending the event.  Cram the Cruiser is sponsored by Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders, Brent's Supertest, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley and Hometown Wireless.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

More arrests made by Glasgow City Police

Glasgow City Police have made additional arrests this week.  Officers were called to T. J. Samson Community Hospital Thursday

morning. They found 28 year-old Jessie Ann Pytko, of Cave City, in the waiting area. Pytko was arrested and charged with Public

Intoxication - Controlled Substance (Excluding Alcohol). 23 year-old Braxton L. Thomas, of Glasgow, was arrested Wednesday

after a traffic stop on South Lewis Street. Thomas was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

Officers executed a Hart County indictment warrant on 56 year-old Samuel Polston Dennis, of Glasgow. He was charged with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of marijuana and alcohol intoxication in a a public place, 1st and 2nd offense. A Casey County Indictment warrant was served on 54 year-old

Tonnie Edward Webster, of Covington. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a forged instrument, 2nd degree and persistent felony offender II.  30 year-old Brandon Crenshaw, of Glasgow, was arrested for probation violation Wednesday and 25 year-old Vanessa N. Bray, of Glasgow, was severed a Metcalfe County warrant for Failure to appear. Those arrested for contempt of court include: 19 year-old Brittany Deshea Carlson, 38 year-old Michael E. Carlson, 28 year-old Dillion Ray Neal, for two counts of Contempt of Court, 27 year-old Anthony Frazier Brown, Jr. and 20 year-old James L. Keys, all of Glasgow.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

Cave City City Council Meeting

Cave City City Council meeting will be held Monday, July 17th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

Six fatalities confirmed in I-65 crash

Kentucky State Police have confirmed six fatalities in a multiple vehicle collision on I-65 N near the 30 mile marker late Thursday night. Police say that two passenger vehicles and two semi-trucks were involved. The preliminary investigation revealed the accident occurred at a portion of I-65 where road construction was being conducted and the roadway merges from two lanes to three. A semi was stopped in traffic in the right lane with two passenger vehicles stopped behind it. A second semi failed to stop and struck the rear passenger vehicle causing the chain reaction collision. KSP units arrived on scene at around 11:15 p.m. The names of the deceased have not been released due to pending notification to family members, and two involved deceased individuals have not yet been identified. Kentucky State Police and the Warren County Coroner's Office are working diligently to make notifications and positive identities at the time of this release. At 12:30 a.m., the Warren County Coroner, Smiths Grove Fire Department and Highway Department arrived on scene to assist in redirecting traffic from Exit 28N to 31-W.

 

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Tobacco Settlement money scam

The Kentucky Attorney General is warning residents about a scam that claims to offer tobacco settlement money. Attorney General Andy Beshear says the scam is through Internet advertisements that say Kentuckians can receive montly payments from the multi-billion dollar tobacco master settlement agreement. The ads say recipients can receive thousands of dollars each month if they pay five dollars a month to learn how. A release from Beshear says the master settlement payments are made directly to states. In Kentucky they're used for agriculture investments and health initiatives. Beshear says people who respond to the scam are told how to purchase out-of-state bonds. Kentucky has collected over $2 billion since 1999 from the tobacco settlement agreement.

 

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Search for missing Elizabethtown man

Police are searching for a missing Elizabethtown man. Kentucky State Police received a missing person's report Tuesday on 32 year-old Drew Walker, who was last seen at his Elizabethtown home Monday. The report said Walker left his residence between 7:15 and 8:00 a.m. Monday. At 8:15 a.m., he withdrew a large sum from his savings. He then purchased gas and an energy drink at a Speedway. When he left the gas station, there was video of him driving away from Interstate 65. Walker proceeded to send texts to his wife at 10:45 a.m., 11:33 a.m. and 12:43 p.m. He said he was mailing fixed tax papers and then picking up food at Denny's. No more contact was made with him. KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said Wednesday morning they have had no success in contacting or locating Walker.

 

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Georgia man arrested in Cave City

A 37 year-old Hispanic man from Georgia was arrested this morning (Thurs) around 2:00 a.m. KSP, Munfordville, Horse Cave and Cave City Police were informed about a driver traveling southbound in the NB lane of I-65 in Bonnieville. Horse Cave Police Officer Charles Webb observed the vehicle in Horse Cave and was able to conduct a traffic stop with the help of Cave City Police. 37 year-old Juan Luiz Lazano, of Stockbridge, GA, was charged with Reckless Driving and Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail. Officer Webb was assisted by Trooper Murray and Officer Edwards of the Cave City Police Department.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Numerous arrests by Glasgow Police Department

36 year-old Joshua James Morton, of Campbellsville, was arrested Monday for - speeding, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of synthetic drugs, unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, and Morton was wanted on a bench warrant in Taylor County.

Also arrested Monday was: 34 year-old Julio C. Alonso, of Glasgow, charged with: fleeing or evading police, 1st degree, wanton endangerment, 1st degree police officer, no operators-moped license, reckless driving and persistent felony offender II.

While responding to a location on East Main Street in Glasgow to a possible DVO violation, an officer with the Glasgow Police Department arrested 20 year-old Stephenie Michelle Spears, of Glasgow. Spears was charged with Possession of synthetic drugs, possession of a controlled substance (meth and Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, drug unspecified along

with drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

45 year-old Terry Lee Dennis, of Owensboro, was arrested on a parole violation warrant.

27 year-old Anthony Frazier Brown, of Glasgow, was arrested for assault, 2nd degree, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree and unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree.

34 year-old Trisha R. Welch, of Russell Springs, was arrested Monday at the Glasgow Wal-Mart and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and criminal trespassing, 3rd degree.

30 year-old Mohammed M. Maharoof, of Glasgow, owner of Z Mart on Columbia Avenue in Glasgow, was arrested and charged with assault, 4th degree, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree and menacing.

40 year-old Michael Phillip Herzog, of Glasgow, was arrested for contempt of court.

 

On Tuesday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to a residence on Pace Avenue in reference to drug activity. While at the scene, 42 year-old Charlotte Joe Pedigo, fled into the residence. It was determined she had an active warrant and she was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, (meth).

A man and woman were taken into custody after officers responded to a domestic situation Tuesday on South Morgan Street in Glasgow. 32 year-old Leora Marie Acree, of Glasgow and 24 year-old Robert L. Nicley, of Smiths Grove, were each charged with

assault, 4th degree(domestic violence).

31 year-old Samantha Nicole Hankins, of Glasgow, was arrested after officers executed a Jefferson County Indictment warrant. Hankins was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, (meth), drug paraphernalia - buy and possess, and promoting contraband.

36 year-old Teresa Ann Nesbit, of Glasgow, was arrested after a stolen phone was located at her residence. Nesbit was charged with Theft of Property.

34 year-old Jordan L. Cole, of Glasgow, was arrested on a probation violation

42 year-old Charlotte Joe Pedigo, of Glasgow, and 45 year-old Jason R. Batson, of Campbellsville, were each charged with failure to appear.

A Scottsville woman was arrested Wednesday morning: 26 year-old Raechel K. Hogan was also charged with Failure to Appear.

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Traffic Advisory – Western Kentucky Parkway (Westbound) In Hardin County

Maintenance crews will begin work Thursday morning to repair a hole in the pavement along Western Kentucky Parkway (Westbound) between Mile Markers 123 and 124.Work will require reducing the parkway to one lane through this section. Motorists should slow down upon approach to the area and be aware of workers and equipment.  Lane closure will be setup this afternoon. Work should be complete by the end of this week.

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Traffic Advisory - KY 583 In LaRue County

Maintenance crews will be working on two separate areas of KY 583 between Mile Markers 2 and 4 through the rest of this week replacing cross drains. The road will remain open during work, but short delays will be possible. Flaggers will be directing traffic through these work zones. Please slow down upon approach to the area and be prepared for slow/stopped traffic ahead.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Family Medical Center 40th anniversary

The Family Medical Center of Hart County will celebrate it's 40th anniversary this moth. The staff invite the public to stop by the office Sunday, July 16th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for cake and other refreshments and to meet their newest member of the medical team, Dr. Muteeb Ghaffar. Dr. Ghafar specializes in sports medicine and recently completed a fellowship in Virginia. Other providers at Family Medical Center include, Dr. Lynn Salisbury, Dr. Ann Marie Hemmer, along with nurse practitioners: Jennifer Hamilton Briggs, Brandy Pierce, Christy McKinney and Amy Thomas.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday, July 13th, at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Collision in Burkesville under investigation

A two vehicle collision Monday in Burkesville is under investigation. The crash occurred 4 miles south of Burkesville on KY 61. 69-year-old Peter Maynard, of Celina, TN, was operating a southbound 1990 Chevy Lumina and left the shoulder of the roadway. Maynard's car reentered the roadway into the path of a southbound 2000 Freightliner operated by 24-year-old Jeremy Walker, of Monterey, TN. Walker was unable to avoid the collision and the Freightliner struck the Chevy causing both vehicles to cross the northbound lane and exit the roadway before coming to a final rest. Maynard was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN where he listed in critical condition. Walker was not injured. A passenger in Maynard’s vehicle, 70-year-old Erica Maynard, of Celina, TN, was transported to Cumberland County Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Kentucky man dies in lightning incident

A Kentucky man camping in Florida died when he was struck by lightning outside his tent. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that 35 year-old Jeremy Harper, of Cloverport was camping Monday night in the Florida Panhandle town of Baker with his family, including six children ages 15 months to 13 years. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says the bolt hit a tree beside him and knocked him to the ground. He died Tuesday morning. No one else was hurt.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Two injured in crash near Radcliff

Two people were injured Monday in a two car accident near Radcliff. Kentucky State Police investigated the collision on Ky 313 near the intersection of Shepherdsville Road Monday around 5:26 p.m. Preliminary investigations indicate that 28 year-old Sean Curtis, of Radcliff, was operating a 2015 Chrysler traveling west towards Radcliff when he crossed the center line. Curtis' vehicle struck the driver side of a 2008 Honda traveling east being operated by 57 year-old Clifton Grindles, of Elizabethtown, causing the vehicle to travel off the roadway. Curtis' vehicle continued west off the roadway where he struck a rock wall. A passenger, 26 year-old Deja Harris, of Louisville, and Grindles were both taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Indiana man indicted on eight felony counts

A Muncie, Indiana man has been indicted on eight felony counts related to an alleged robbery in May at Rite Aid on West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown. 20 year-old Aaron Evans and a juvenile are suspects in a robbery who Elizabethtown police pursued May 19th through several city streets. Evans was indicted last week by a Hardin County Grand Jury on two counts of Complicity to second-degree Robbery, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and Class D felony charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; complicity to first-degree Fleeing or Evading Police; first-degree Criminal Mischief and two counts of Complicity to first-degree Wanton Endangerment. Class D felonies are punishable by one to five years in prison, on each count, if convicted. Elizabethtown Police accuse Evans of driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan when three officers participated in pursuit of the vehicle. Police said Evans eventually jumped from the vehicle while it was moving in an attempt to flee on foot. According to the indictment, prescription drugs were among the items stolen from the pharmacy. Evans is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

E-town undercover sex operation arrests

An Elizabethtown couple has been arrested in an undercover sex operation. Authorities say an Elizabethtown couple drove Monday morning to Jefferson County with plans to engage in sex with a minor with whom they had been communicating. Instead of finding a minor, the couple found an undercover agent portraying a minor in online conversations. According to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General news release, 43 year-old Robert Dean Mitchell and 30 year-old Stephanie Smith were arrested in Louisville. According to the release, a 3 year-old and 6 year-old were with the couple when the arrest was made. Each was charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a sex offense, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Mitchell and Smith also are charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, a Class D felony. Mitchell was charged with Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor and Smith with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The undercover operation was part of Attorney General Andy Beshear's Cyber Crimes Unit. The Secret Service assisted in the arrests. Mitchell and Smith are being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center in Louisville.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Hart County Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host it's next quarterly business luncheon on Wednesday. The focus will be on tourism. Tourism has been a vital part of Hart County's economy for more than 200 years. The luncheon will be held at the Hart County Agriculture Center located on the fairgrounds in Rowletts, beginning at 12 noon central time. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a luncheon buffet. For reservations, call the chamber office at 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

New Superintendent for Mammoth Cave National Park

The current superintendent, Sarah Craighead, has been selected as the National Park Service's deputy southeast regional director, based in Atlanta. The Daily News reports Southeast Regional Chief of Staff Barclay Trimble will take over as Mammoth Cave's next superintendent. Both appointments are effective July 23rd. Craighead, a Kentucky native who began her career as a cave guide and ranger at Mammoth Cave in 1978, has led the central-Kentucky park as superintendent since 2012. Trimble has served as the Park Service's deputy regional director in Atlanta since 2014. He managed 30 superintendents at national parks in Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Trimble is a native of Texas.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Stabbing victims and perpetrator identified

The victims and perpetrator involved in Thursday's stabbing in Barren County have been identified. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office say 37 year-old Barbara Stilts and 44 year-old Charles Vibbert, of Glasgow, were both stabbed by Stilt's sister, 47 year-old Loretta Walden, also of Glasgow, after an altercation. The sheriff's office received a call Thursday afternoon from a resident in the area of North Needmore Acres Road stating that a man and woman had come to their property covered in blood. The two victims were transported to T. J. Samson Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries and a warrant was obtained for Walden's arrest for Assault 1st and Assault 2nd.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Possible drowning in Meade County

The Department of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is investigating a possible drowning in Meade County. Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, emergency crews were called in reference to a 15 year-old white male who was swimming in the Ohio River near the Wolf Creek boat ramp. The juvenile had gone under water and not resurfaced. Louisville Metro Dive Team was one of the agencies that assisted with the search. The body of the juvenile was recovered from the Ohio River just before ten Saturday night.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Four vehicle fatal crash near Liberty

Kentucky State Police are investigating a four vehicle fatal crash that occurred Saturday night near Liberty on US 127. Seven people were taken to area hospitals, and 26 year-old Phillip Dillion, of Danville, was pronounced dead at the Casey County Hospital. 23 year-old Jordyn Harley and 25 year-old Monty Britton, both of Harrodsburg, were taken to Ephraim McDowell where Harley was then transferred to the University of Kentucky Hospital. Both are listed in stable condition. 36 year-old John Whitaker Sr., of Frankfort, was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 48 year-old Jeffrey Sweet and 41 year-old Christy Sweet, both of Liberty, were airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital where they are listed in stable condition. Two juveniles were transported to Casey County Hospital where they were released. Kentucky State Police say the cause of the collision is still under investigation.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Hardin County man indicted in fatal crash

A Hardin County man has been indicted for a 2016 accident that left a Magnolia man dead and another person injured. Shaun David Elliott was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County Grand Jury and faces charges of reckless homicide and fourth-degree assault. According to the indictment, Elliott drove recklessly August 20th when he caused the death of 81 year-old Quay Skaggs, of Magnolia, and injured his wife, Wanda Skaggs. Quay Skaggs, a U. S. Army veteran, died August 24th at University Hospital from injuries suffered in the crash. According to the indictment, Elliott was driving at a high rate of speed and ran a stoplight, crashing into the fron end of Skagg's vehicle as it was pulling onto U.S. 62. Elliott faces between one and five years in prison, if convicted, of reckless homicide - a Class D felony. Fourth-degree assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, if convicted. No court date has been scheduled for Elliott.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Caverna High SBDM meeting Monday

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council meeting on Monday, July 10th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Sonora man arrested for drug trafficking

A 44 year-old Sonora man wanted for drug trafficking was arrested Tuesday afternoon. KSP troopers twice used a Taser to subdue 44 year-old Lewis Day Sr. before he was in custody. According to the citation, authorities went into a locked bedroom of a Flint Hill Road residence where Day was found with the child held in front of him. When Day wouldn't let go of the child, he was shot in the upper body with a Taser, but it didn't work. A second tase to the same area was effective and troopers were able to handcuff Day and take the child. Child Protective Services was notified. Day was indicted June 22nd by a Hardin County Grand Jury on charges of second offense or more of trafficking in a controlled substance - methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Traffic Advisory – KY 88 In Hart County

Resurfacing work is underway along KY 88 through Hart County from US 31W in Munfordville to the Green County line (approximately 13 miles). The project should take about 2 weeks to complete. Flaggers will direct traffic around paving operations. Motorists using this route should slow down and be prepared for stopped and/or slowly moving traffic ahead. Short delays will be possible.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Man faces felony charges after crash

An Edmonson County man faces a felony charge after crashing his car in Grayson County. 28 year-old Derek Logan, of Mammoth Cave, crashed in Leitchfield after hitting a culvert and losing control. He was taken to the hospital by Grayson County EMS as deputies investigated the scene. Those deputies say they found five rifles a short distance away from the crash site - almost as if someone was trying to hide them. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office got a call from the Edmonson County Sheriff, Shayne Doyle, later that day. Sheriff Doyle informed the deputies about how Logan was a suspect in a home burglary in Edmonson County. Grayson County deputies obtained a search warrant for Logan's vehicle and ended up finding several hundred dollars worth of stolen items inside. Logan is now charged with Felony Burglary in Edmonson County and Receiving Stolen Property in Grayson County.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

String of thefts in Grayson County

The sheriff's office says between Monday night and Tuesday morning at least five utility trailers, a UTV, a tractor and equipment were stolen. Deputies say someone stole an 18-foot trailer, a ladder and a faded red Yamaha Rhino UTV in separate thefts on Sunbeam Road. An 18-foot tandem trailer with a Polaris Razer on it was stolen from the Blowtown Road area. A John Deere cab tractor and a Bushwacker bushhog were taken from the Sadler Road-Sadler Lane area. And an 8-foot by 6-foot flat trailer was stolen from a Lilac Road residence. Authorities believe the thefts may all be related. Anyone with information, is asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at 270-259-3024.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Man and woman injured in altercation

At approximately 2:59 p.m. Thursday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office received a call from a resident in the area of North Needmore Acres Road of two subjects coming onto their property covered in blood. After arriving deputies located a male and female that had both been injured by an edged weapon at a residence down the road. They advised that they were involved in an altercation with another female acquaintance and that the female produced the edged weapon and cut them with it. The suspect then fled the scene. Both the male and female were transported to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided at a later time.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Stolen Vehicle Results in 32 Mile Pursuit

A 38 year-old Bowling Green woman has been arrested after a high speed chase in Hart and Barren counties. Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown was notified of a single vehicle accident that resulted in a vehicle being stolen south of Upton on Interstate 65 at approximately 1:22 p.m. CT.

38 year-old Angel Wallace of Bowling Green was operating a 2005 Toyota traveling north on Interstate 65 when she lost control of her vehicle running off the roadway and overturning. A Good Samaritan stopped to assist when Wallace took the vehicle and fled the scene. Wallace traveled north on the interstate before exiting and re-entering the interstate at the Sonora exit. Officer Nick Pruitt who was stationary on the overpass watching for the stolen vehicle, observed the vehicle exit the interstate and fail to stop at the stop sign. Pruitt attempted to stop the vehicle, when Wallace re-entered the interstate and refused to stop. Pruitt and other units were led on a 32 mile long pursuit through Hart and Barren Counties.

Wallace traveled through the work zone at a high rate of speed until she reached the Horse Cave exit. Units from the Kentucky State Police Bowling Green Post were able to utilize tire deflation devices causing the driver side tires to deflate. Wallace continued south on the interstate before stopping in the interstate at the Park City exit where she was taken into custody.

Wallace was lodged in the Hart County Jail and charged with the following charges:

Speeding 26 mph or more in a work zone

Theft by Unlawful Taking under $10,000

Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000

Disregarding a stop sign

Reckless Driving

Fleeing or Evading Police 1st

Wanton Endangerment 1st Police

Wanton Endangerment 1st

Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence

License to be in Possession

Criminal Mischief 1st degree

Criminal Mischief 2nd degree

Failure to Wear Seat Belt

Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change

Officer Nick Pruitt is investigating and was assisted by units from Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown and Bowling Green Posts.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

No regular meeting for Cave City Council

The Cave City July Council meeting will not be held on their regular scheduled night, July 10th. The rescheduled meeting will be announced at a later date.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Fatal shooting in Russell County

Officials say they received a call from Travis Edwards who claimed that he had fired his gun at a man who broke into his home and pointed a gun at him. Deputies arrived to find the body of James Barger about 300 feet away from Edwards' home apparently dying from the injury sustained from Edwards' gunfire. A turn of events soon after, led deputies to find marijuana growing in Edwards' home along with several pounds of pot already harvested. Edwards and his girlfriend Whitney Nevels were arrested on drug charges. Russell County officials are waiting for the results of an autopsy on Barger as their investigation continues.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

E-town woman faces murder charge

Police say a group home resident in Kentucky was plotting to escape by drugging and stabbing a caregiver, but confessed before she could carry out the plan. Elizabethtown Police told news media outlets that 27 year-old Melissa Emerick was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder. Police spokesman Officer John Thomas said a second caregiver at the Community Alternatives of Kentucky Home discovered just after midnight Tuesday that someone had broken into a locked medicine cabinet and questioned Emerick. Police said Emerick responded that she had stolen anti-psychotic medication and put it in a soft drink bottle to "incapacitate" the first caregiver so Emerick could stab her. Police said Emerick also planned to steal the first caregiver's cellphone, tablet and car. Bond was set at $25,000. Emerick is set to appear on Monday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Murder investigation continues in Munfordville

The murder investigation continues into a Munfordville man found dead. It began when Munfordville Police and Ky State Police were contacted by 58 year-old Timothy Devore's family - requesting a welfare check at his home at the Clayton Station Apartments. Officers say they could not find Devore or his car at his home. They did eventually find him dead in his car and sent his body to the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville for an autopsy. Through investigation, KSP troopers identified 28 year-old Nicholas Wilson as a suspect in Devore's murder and later arrested him, charging him with one count of murder. The investigation continues.

 

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Owensboro man arrested on drug charges

On Tuesday, July 4th, around 8:50 p.m., Sergeant James Roberts with the Cave City Police Department, observed a Brown Chevrolet Blazer traveling North on Dixie Highway with one headlight and no muffler. A traffic stop was conducted at the Minit Mart parking lot where the driver gave the officer a false name. Through the investigation, it was determined that the driver's name was Terry L. Dennis, of Owensboro. Dennis was charged with Operating a vehicle with one headlight, inadequate silencer, giving officer a false name, license to be in possession, no registration receipt, operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. (aggravating circumstances), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st Degree, (2 grams or greater Methamphetamine). Sgt. Roberts was assisted on scene by Officers Paul Reynolds, K-9 Jax, Joey Judd and Tim Highbaugh of Cave City Police Department.


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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Police searching for shooter

A search is underway by the Warren County Sheriff's Office for a man involved in an early morning shooting July 4th. Authorities say Ryan Lambert was shot at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at a party on Brookwood Drive. The suspect, Rudolph "Rudy" Rankins fled the scene and has not been located. Lambert was later treated and released. Police say Rankins is wanted on other outstanding warrants, and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have information in this case, please call the Warren County Sheriff's office at (270) 842-1633.

 

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Horse Cave man arrested in Cave City

A Horse Cave man has been arrested on several charges in Cave City. Cave City Police Officer Chris Edwards arrested 61 year-old Ervin Jones, of Horse Cave, Sunday night. The officer observed Jones operating a blue Dodge Durango on North Dixie Highway in a reckless manner. After making a traffic stop on Jones and a brief investigation, he was arrested and charged with reckless driving, no registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Jones was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Cave City burglary investigation continues

The investigation continues into a burglary in Cave City last year. On June 25th, 2017, information was received in reference to an active burglary investigation involving the burglary of Bi-Rite Grocery Store located on South Dixie Hwy in Cave City. Based upon the information received, a search warrant was executed on a residence which resulted in the recovery of a safe that is suspected of being stolen from the Bi-Rite Grocery Store in late November of 2016. No further information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing and arrest are expected to made. The Cave City Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Kentucky State Police, the Barren River Drug Task Force, and Crossroads Towing Service.

 

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Grayson County man dies in crash

A Grayson County man is dead following a crash on Kentucky 1214. Grayson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Grayson Springs Road where it was discovered that a brown Lexus SUV had lost control and traveled off the road. 19 year-old passenger, Robert Coe, of Big Clifty, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Two others in the car, 18 year-old Camber Nef, and the driver, 19 year-old Jordan Demichele, were also seriously injured.

 

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Arrest made in Munfordville murder

The Kentucky State Police, Post 3, Bowling Green responded to a residence located at 218 Old Main Street (Clayton Station Apartments) in the city limits of Munfordville, at approximately 11:41 a.m. on July 3rd, 2017. Munfordville Police Department had requested KSP assistance with a “Missing Persons” complaint after they noted signs of foul play, which were located inside the residence of the victim. Family members of 58 year-old Timothy L. Devore, of Munfordville, had requested Munfordville Police Department to conduct a welfare check, after numerous attempts to contact him had been unsuccessful. Upon arrival at the residence, Officers and Troopers failed to locate Devore or his vehicle. Through investigation, 28 year-old Nicholas J. Wilson, of Mammoth Cave, who was an acquaintance of Devore, was identified as a suspect. Later in the evening the victim and vehicle were found in the city limits of Munfordville. The male victim, identified as Timothy Devore was pronounced dead by the Hart County Coroner’s Office and taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy. Nicholas J. Wilson was arrested at KSP Post 3 and charged with one count of Murder. The investigation is still ongoing. It is being led by Detective Mike Wathen. He was assisted at the scene by other Troopers and Detectives of KSP Post 3, Munfordville Police Department, and Hart County Coroner’s office.

 

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. The council accepted the resignation of Matt Roberts and voted to hire David Clement as City Attorney. The council voted to have a sidewalk repaired on Munford Ave at a cost of $2,500. Tourism director Coni Shepherd said that the painting was done and new windows installed on the Welcome Center building and that a film crew will be filming the movie Mail Order Monster in Munfordville for the next 2 weeks, they will be filming at the Munfordville Elementary School this Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th. They are looking for extras to be in the movie, middle school, ages 9 through 12, and adults also, you can email - momfilmextras@gmail.com if you are interested in being an extra. Mayor Freeman said there would be an Open House on Monday, July 31st, from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. in honor of Rita Sims, who will be retiring after 36 years as City Clerk, everyone is invited to attend.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Arrest made in Cave City involving shooting

On Thursday, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Officers with the Cave City Police Department were notified by Glasgow dispatch of a shooting that recently occurred around Wal-Mart. Dispatch also advised officers that the suspect may be staying at a residence on Old Bardstown Road. Officers Chris Edwards and Paul Reynolds made contact with Randall Allen at 118 Old Bardstown Road.  Allen was subsequently charged with giving officer false identifying information and possession of a handgun by convicted felon.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Sonora man indicted by Hardin County Grand Jury

A Sonora man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on three felony charges related to a May incident. 45 year-old William Harold Strand was indicted on two Class D felony charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. The wanton endangerment charges are punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, while possession of a handgun by a convicted felon is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. According to Strand's citation, he pointed a handgun at a man's head and threatened him. He also waved or attempted to point a handgun at another man. 

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Austin man arrested on warrants

An Austin man has been arrested on warrants from 3 separate counties. The Barren County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Thursday on Austin Tracy Road on warrants from three separate counties for multiple charges. 42 year-old Shannon Michael Wyatt, of Austin, was served a Hart County warrant for third-degree escape (failure to pay fines) $1,200 cash; a Monroe County warrant for theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $10,000 and theft by failure to make required disposition of property, $500; and a Barren County Circuit warrant for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and persistent felony offender I, according to a BCSO news release. Wyatt was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and is being held on a total of $30,500 in cash bonds.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Three die on Bluegrass Parkway

Three people have died in a single car crash on Kentucky's Bluegrass Parkway. The Kentucky State Police says a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by a 17 year-old boy spun out of control for unknown reasons at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday, striking a rock wall. The driver and a 16 year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene in Nelson County. Another passenger, 22 year-old Daniel Guerrerro, Jr., of Upton, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway were closed for about five hours while troopers reconstructed the accident. The wreck remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Phone scam in Barren County

While most people are celebrating and relaxing this 4th of July, scammers never take a day off. Officials in Glasgow and Barren County advise the public to be aware of phone scams in the area using local power companies as a cover. The caller claims to be a collection agency, telling the potential victim they are behind on their electric payment and that the payment must be made over the phone, or their electric service will be terminated. Should you receive one of these calls, please do not give the caller any of your information; simply hang up.

 

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Friday, June 30th, 2017

Arrests in Glasgow this week

Several arrest warrants were served earlier this week by the Glasgow Police Department. 39 year-old Contessa D. Walker, of Louisville, was arrested Tuesday for Theft by Unlawful Taking -Auto - $500 or more but less than $10,000.  On Wednesday, 46 year-old Kevin R. Hudgins, of Greensburg, was arrested on a Green County warrant for Failure to Appear and 31 year-old Samantha Nicole Hankins, of Glasgow, was arrested on two Jefferson County Warrants for Failure to Appear.

 

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Friday, June 30th, 2017

Russell Springs man arrested

A Russell Springs man was arrested in Glasgow Wednesday afternoon.  The Glasgow Police Department was dispatched to Cumberland Parkway in reference to a reckless driver in a red Lincoln passenger vehicle. The vehicle was located traveling east on Cumberland Parkway at a high rate of speed. Upon the initial traffic stop, the driver, 55 year-old Benjamin Wells, was not wearing a seatbelt. The officer discovered Wells driver's license was suspended and he had three active bench warrants for his

arrest for failure to appear. Wells was arrested and transported to the Barren County Correctional Center.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Drug arrest in Cave City

Around 2:23 pm, the Barren River Drug Task Force was called to 302 Duke St. in Cave City by the Cave City Police Dept. and KSP after they detected the odor of marijuana inside the residence. 27 year old Blake Dylan Lawler gave consent to search the residence. Detectives and Officers found approximately 11.1 grams of suspected marijuana, crystal meth, prescription pills and suspected ecstasy.  Lawler was arrested and was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st - meth, possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lawler was transported and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Lines down in Cave City

Motorists in Cave City experienced slow moving traffic Tuesday afternoon. A driver was spreading gravel in a dump truck at Dan Sullivan Trucking parking lot. The bed of the truck was raised and struck a telephone and an electrical line, tearing it down, which

caused the pole to fall in the parking lot striking a vehicle in the lot that was for sale. There were no injuries reported. Repair crews

worked on the broken lines for over an hour and traffic was diverted.

 

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Bloomfield woman indicted on felony charges

A 63 year-old Bloomfield woman, charged with stealing nearly $300,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits over a 10 year period, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. 63 year-old Sally Mae Maddox will return to court August 22nd for a pre-trial conference. Maddox was indicted earlier this month by a Hardin County Grand Jury on three felony charges. According to an indictment, Maddox secured $292,225.33 in government benefits from May 7th, 1996, through April 2nd, 2015. More than $199,000 of the money was in Medicaid benefits. Maddox is alleged to have "failed to report that her spouse was a household member and that he received income, which would have affected her eligibility for benefits under Medicaid. The indictemtn further states Maddox created or reinforced a false impression with intent to deprive the Social Security Administration and Medicaid of benefits. She wa indicted on two counts of theft by deception of more than $10,000 - Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. She also was indicted on a charge of misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits of more than $100. Maddox reported to court on a summons and was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

 

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Former coach pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

A 48 year-old Horse Cave man and former Larue County coach has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct involving a juvenile. Kelton "Simon" Ford appeared in Larue County Circuit Court and as part of a plea agreement, charges were amended to sexual misconduct of a victim under 18 years-old. Ford will receive two years probation, no contact with the victim or her family, no attempt to teach or coach during the probation period and court costs. According to court documents, after being a coach of girls' basketball for many years. Ford took a female player into the boys' locker room alone and committed an act of sexual misconduct against her. The incident took place in early September of 2016. Ford has since resigned from Larue County Schools.

 

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Two crashes in Barren County this week

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motorcycle injury accident that occurred Monday morning at the intersection of the outer loop and exit 8 of the Cumberland Parkway. 24 year-old Jonias Hamerick was operating the bike south approaching the exit ramp when a box truck entered into his path causing the collision. Hamerick was transported by Barren Metcalfe EMS and later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. On Tuesday, a crash with injury occurred in Barren County at Bayles and Megan Lane. Danny Price was traveling west on Bayles Road when an International delivery truck entered into his lane of traffic. Price was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

 

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Credit card skimmers at gas pumps

As America gears up for travel this Independence Day weekend, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is warning of credit card skimmers at gas pumps. Skimmers are devices planted inside card readers to steal your credit information. The state department of agriculture says they have found four skimmers while inspecting more than 20,000 pumps across the state this year. The department says "stay away" if you see locks on pumps that appear tampered - with or if a door looks like it may have been pried open. You can also avoid skimmers by paying inside the store.

 

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

4th of July Weekend Road and Boat Safety

The Kentucky State Police will be out in full force this 4th of July weekend. Police will be looking for impaired drivers and setting up random roadblocks throughout the state. You're reminded to never drink and drive and make sure that everyone is buckled up as you take to the roads this 4th of July weekend.

There will be increased law enforcement monitoring Kentucky waterways this weekend as part of a national canpaign to deter impaired boating. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the initiative called Operation Dry Water will be conducted June 30th - July 2nd. Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, says the goal is to make boating safer for everyone. The statement says impaired boating is a leading contributor in boating deaths.

 

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The search continues for a stolen vehicle in Glasgow

Glasgow City Police are continuing the investigation into another stolen vehicle. On Sunday afternoon, Glasgow City Police were notified by Forbis Auto Sales at 611 West Main Street that a 2005 Dodge Dakota had been taken from their lot. Michael Burns, of Forbis Auto Sales, told police when he arrived Sunday afternoon at the business, he found a window air conditioner lying on the ground as well as extensive damage to the window framing of the office. The owner of the property, Byron Manis, also stated that there were several tools as well as a sledge hammer missing from the bed of a work truck that was parked on the property. Meanwhile, the investigation continues.

 

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Rate increases approved for Nolin RECC and KU

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved rate increases for Nolin RECC and Kentucky Utilities. Under the new rates, a typical Nolin residential customer will see their average monthly electric bill rise by about $12. That amount also includes a $4.46 increase in the monthly customer charge. The current charge is $9.04. Nolin proposed increasing it to $20. The new rates take effect immediately. With increases, Nolin is expected to bring in an extra $4.97 million in annual revenue. Nolin has almost 35,000 customers throughout Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue Meade and Taylor counties, according to a release. Under the PSC's order, the monthly bill for a typical KU residential customer will increase by about $3.85 and a typical LG&E residential electric bill will increase by about $6.42 per month. The new rates take effect July 1st. The rates increases will bring in an additional $50.5 million in annual revenue for KU and $56.3 million for LG&E's electric revenue. LG&E's gas operations will see an increase of about $6.5 million in annual revenue.

 

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

California man arrested in E-town

A 61 year-old California man was arrested Monday in Elizabethtown and charged with assaulting a female family member. Grant Elliott, of Culver City, California, is charged with second-degree assault - a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted and alcohol intoxication in a public place. According to an arrest citation, Elliott grabbed a woman by the throat and choked her. The woman said she had pain swallowing, pain in the base of her neck and upper chest area, and was dizzy, according to the citation. The woman also said she was pushed by Elliott, causing her to hit a metal vent hood above a kitchen stove. Elliott is currently lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Two severely burned in crash

The driver and passenger of a pickup accident in Edmonson County has suffered severe burns. The Chief of the Brownsville Police Department says brake failure is what caused the crash. Officials say the driver tried to make a turn but was unable to, that's when the truck flipped over and caught fire. Kentucky State Probation and Parole Officer Josh Watt was the first one at the scene. The Police Department is not releasing any names until the next of kin have been notified, but say both driver and passenger are in the hospital recovering from severe burns.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Bonnieville 4th of July Celebration

The Bonnieville 4th of July Celebration will be held this weekend. Friday's events begin at 9:00 a.m. with mechanical bull rides all day at the Old Jameson House Restaurant. At 4:00 p.m., the Canning and Dessert Contest will be held at Logan's Discount and the Stars & Stripes Beauty Pageant will be held at the Bonnieville Elementary School Gym at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by activities such as: the Outhouse Race, Duck Race, Dog Show, Blind Driver Contest. There will be cake walk from 4 to 6:00 p.m. at the Calvary Church pavilion. To donate a cake, call Betty Bowman at 270-531-3265 and the proceeds will go toward Christmas dinner. There will be a Bike Obstacle Course Race at 5:00 p.m. followed with music by Lucas Haywood Band, please bring your lawn chairs. Food and craft vendors will be there both days and there will be lots of kids games. For more information, call 270-473-1499 or 270-218-1062.

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Three weekend arrests by Cave City Police

Saturday morning Officer Tim Highbaugh made contact with a male and female walking on Old Bardstown Road. Upon conducting a brief investigation, Kimberly Pruitt was placed under arrest for multiple Hart County Bench Warrants. Also arrested was Jeffrey Boyd on two Barren County Bench Warrants and giving an officer a false name. On Sunday around 2:30 a.m., Officer Joey Judd conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car on Broadway Street. After a brief investigation, James Fancher was arrested for Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, Rear license plate not illuminated, operating motor vehicle under the influence 1st < 21 years old, and unlawful transaction with a minor.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Grandfather faces abuse charges

An Elizabethtown grandfather arrested in April for burning a granddaughter twice with a hot kitchen knife now has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury on the charges. 59 year-olds Ramanbhai Patel was indicted last week on one count of first-degree criminal abuse, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. According to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release in April, Patel heated a kitchen knife April 5th at E'town Motel on a stove burner and then placed the hot knife twice against the child's buttocks, leaving two quarter-sized burn marks, according to reports. According to the release, the incident occurred after the child told her grandfather she wet the bed. Social Services contacted police April 10th to assist in an investigation and the child and another juvenile sibling were placed in foster care. Patel is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Cecilia man sexual abuse case

More than two years after he was arrested for sexually abusing a girl on three different occasions, a Cecilia man will be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. 20 year-old Seth Moutter was arrested March 10, 2015 and charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy of a girl younger than 12 and was indicted on those charges. In May 2016, he also was indicted for first-degree rape of a person younger than 12. All charges are Class A felonies punishable by 20 to 50 years or life in prison. According to an arrest citation, in an interview with Elizabethtown Police Department with another suspect, police determined Moutter was involved in sexual activity with a female relative. The acts occurred in November 2013 behind a residence. Moutter accepted a plea deal on amended charges of three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor - illegal sex act, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. According to the plea deal, Moutter's sentence will be 10 years to serve with parole eligibility after serving 85 percent - 8 1/2 years - of his sentence.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Horse Cave man dies after stabbing

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on South Jackson Highway in Hart County Sunday morning at approx 2:32 a.m. that resulted in the death of a Horse Cave man. When units arrived on the scene they located 23 year old Aniceto Perez Lopez of Horse Cave with a stab wound to the abdomen. He was flown to the University of Louisville Trauma Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed next date by the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville. The male responsible for the injury sustained by Lopez, along with another male, were also on scene when officers arrived. According to the preliminary investigation, they both sustained injuries from an altercation they were in with Mr. Lopez prior to him being stabbed. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Detective Wesley Medley. No arrest was made and this case will be forwarded to the Hart County Commonwealth Attorney's Office for review. No other details are available for release at this time.

 

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Caverna searches for new coach

Caverna High School is looking for it's 5th football coach in as many years. The announcement was made Thursday by the school as head football coach Shawn Thacker is leaving the program after one season at Caverna. Class 1A Caverna went 0-11 under
Thacker last year and the Colonels have not had a winning season since going 6-5 in 2004. The school plans to announce a new

coach on July 10th. The job opening is posted at www.khsaa.org for those interested in applying.

 

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Former Larue sheriff enters guilty plea

Less than a week after being charged with stealing money while serving as Larue County Sheriff, Bobby Shoffner entered a guilty plea Thursday in U. S. District Court to a felony charge of embezzling almost $22,000. 58 year-old Shoffner, of Hodgenville, served as Larue County sheriff for 11 years and his responsibilities included collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments. Shoffner admitted in court that between November 2011 and April 2012, he embezzled $21,901 in property tax receipts. Shoffner also was responsible for collecting penalties on payments. Between 2011 and 2012, he accepted $1,138 in penalty payments from Larue County residents, but waived those payments in the county computer system and kept the money for his personal use. As Larue County sheriff, Shoffner was provided a credit card for official business use. Through 2012, Shoffner used the credit card to pay for $3,200 in personal expenses. Shoffner was elected sheriff in 2002. he retired from the office effective Feb. 28, 2013, during his third term. If convicted at trial, Shoffner could have been sentenced to up to five years in prison, received a $250,000 fine and sentenced to serve a three-year period of supervised release following jail time. According to the release, Shoffner agreed to pay $36,239 in restitution to Larue County and pay a $1,000 fine at the time of sentencing.

 

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

North Hardin student drowns in pond

A 17 year-old North Hardin student drowned Thursday afternoon. A late afternoon swim in a private pond off Centennial Avenue on the outskirts of Radcliff turned tragic Thursday when a teenager drowned in the pond's murky waters. 17 year-old Elijah Thornton, a student at North Hardin High School, was found by divers about 8:15 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee. Thornton was swimming with three others. Officials didn't know if Thornton could swim or not.

 

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Heavy raining and flooding possible

Kentucky Emergency Management officials are gearing up for potential heavy rain and flooding due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy. According to Emergency Management spokesperson Monica French, The Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort has been activated. French says "We are at Level 4 staffing on a scale of 1-5." Kyle Wilkins with the National Weather Service office in Louisville said between Cindy and a cold front dropping from the northwest, they are currently forecasting three waves of rain, totaling 2-4 inches before it ends on Saturday, with the highest amounts in southern and western parts of the state. He said they are watching several rivers closely, including Rough River, Green River and Barren River. Flooding claims more lives than any other natural disaster, so officials are issuing these reminders: Never drive through a flooded road. The National Weather Service motto is "Turn Around, DON'T DROWN."

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

One person injured on I-65 in Barren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a single vehicle injury collision Thursday morning at approximately 5:50 a.m. near the 48 mile marker on I-65 in Barren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 30 year-old Amanda Dean, of Youngstown, OH, was operating a 2010 Pontiac passenger car and traveling southbound on Interstate 65 when she lost control of her vehicle and entered the median. The vehicle overturned several times where the operator was ejected. Ms. Dean was flown to the University of Louisville for treatment of multiple injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. SAM NORRAD ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD THE JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 192 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $8,200. THE COURT APPROVED A BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFER, INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE 3 CITIES IN THE COUNTY, 1ST READING OF 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON N. NELSON ROAD, REAPPOINTED TO THE LIBRARY PATRICIA KIRPATRICK AND DAVID HOUK, ADVERTISE FOR CDL DRIVER, THE JUDGE TO SIGN AGREEMENTS FOR FLEX FUNDS, 2ND READING OF 2016/17 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4, AWARDED ALL 3 BIDS FOR BOX CULVERTS TO HORNBACKS CONSTRUCTION WHICH WAS THE LOW BID FOR ALL 3 ROADS (WHICKERVILLE, GADDIE CEMETERY, AND LESTER GARDNER ROAD), DECLARED AN AIR CONDITIONER AS SURPLUS PROPERTY, APPROVED ROCKET DOCKET AGREEMENT WITH THE CIRCUIT COURT, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REPORT. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JULY 20TH.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

E-town woman sexual abuse case

An Elizabethtown woman will be sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a female relative over a sever-year period, starting when the girl was younger than 12. 37 year-old Jacqueline Fuqua accepted a plea deal for seven felony charges - three charges of first-degree sexual abuse of a person younger than 12 and four charges of first-degree sexual abuse. Fuqua and her now-husband, 50 year-old Harvey Fuqua, Jr., were arrested March 2nd. Harvey Fuqua, Jr. has pleaded not guilty and an August trial is scheduled in his case. According to court records, the Fuquas were wed six days prior to their arrests. He is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree sodomy, all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to her indictment, the offenses began on or about May 16th, 2009 and are reported to have continued until May 2016. Sentencing is set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Search continues for missing Louisville man

The Louisville Metro Police Department is looking for a missing man who was likely on his way to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Bret Broffman, Jr. is a white male, 27 years-old, 5'10 and weights around 140 pounds. He has long brown hair and a beard. Broffman was likely headed to the festival on or about June 7th. His vehicle was found on the Veterans Outer Loop near Frank Mill Road in Glasgow the same day. Anyone with information, is asked to call LMPD at 502-574-5673 or the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Metcalfe County man indicted for corpse abuse

A Metcalfe County man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Keith Wayne Morgan was arrested back in April in relation to an investigation into the death of 28 year-old Ronna Gaddie, of Campbellsville. Gaddie's body was found off Edwin Williams Road on April 1st. Morgan's arraignment is scheduled for July 25th.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Child sexual assault arrests in E-town

An Elizabethtown girl says she has been sexually assaulted by an adult male family member. On Tuesday night, 36 year-old Roy Roger Drain, a former three-sport assistant coach at North Hardin High School, was arrested at his Elizabethtown home and has been charged with several felony counts. Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory said the teenager contacted authorities and told them that the last assault was Monday night. Drain had coached football, girls' basketball and track and field at the school. He received a letter of termination from Hardin County Schools Wednesday severing all employment. According to his arrest citation, Drain admitted to having a sexual relationship with the girl. He said the girl was 18 when the offenses occurred. However, the girl said the relationship had been going on for the last two years. He is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center. The two incest charges are Class B felonies, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. The other two charges are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Identity theft case investigation

Kentucky State Police are investigating a South Carolina identity theft. The victim told police she received mail at her house in South Carolina, indicating she had applied for credit cards at three different stores. The woman said she had not applied for the cards but someone had already used all three and charged thousands of dollars. Police have obtained surveillance video of the suspect from two of the stores in Glasgow and Franklin, Ky. The suspect is described as a white female with sandy blonde hair. If you have any information about this or any crime, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE or toll free at 866-842-CLUE.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Contraband found at worksite

An investigation is underway in Barren County after Deputies with the Barren County Detention Center found contraband while they were conducting a search of the grounds of a worksite. A plastic baggie containing marijuana and tobacco were located behind a tree in the back of the property. Authorities believed it had been left there for an inmate.  Jailer Tracy Bellamy wants to remind the public that it is a felony to knowingly drop off any type of contraband for an inmate to pick up. The Barren County Detention Center was assisted by the Barren River Drug Task Force.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

37 year old Keith Wayne Morgan, of Greensburg, was indicted for Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Abuse of Corpse.

34 year old Elizabeth Ann Coffey Osborn, of Edmonton, was indicted on three counts: Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Receiving Stolen Property Under $500, and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st Degree. 48 year old Kenneth Ray Vibbert, 56 year old Tammie Vibbert and 53 year old Rita F. Smith, all of Summer Shade, were indicted on 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Guilty plea in illegal firearms case

A 20 year-old Simpson County man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of making and possessing illegal firearms in United States District Court. 20 year-old Trey Gwathney-Law admitted to making and possessing five illegal firearms. All were made using glass bottles, four of the bottles contained a dark gas/oil mixture liquid with a cloth wick stuffed in the bottle opening. Gwathney-Law also admitted to possessing the illegal firearms. At sentencing, the United States will move to dismiss counts three and counts four of the superseding indictment which charges him with attempting to damage and destroy Franklin-Simpson Middle School and knowingly possessing a firearm. The United States will also agree to a sentence of 20 years, followed by a three year period supervised release.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Theft arrest made in Cave City

On Sunday, officers with the Cave City Police Department responded to Coffeys Concrete in reference to a male subject loading up concrete into his vehicle. Upon arrival, Officer Tim Highbaugh made contact with Samuel Infante. After a brief investigation, Infante was placed under arrest for theft by unlawful taking over $500.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Bowling Green man indicted for child pornography

A Bowling Green man has been indicted on more than 40 counts of child pornography. According to court documents, Drew Gibson is charged with 40 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was arrested after an undercover investigation. Each of his charges is a class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison if convicted.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Drug arrests in Barren County

Two people were arrested on drug charges in Barren County over the weekend. After receiving a drug complaint, Sgt. Jessie Barton located a camper behind a business on Happy Valley Road where he found 50 year-old Stanley Merell. Consent was given to search the camper where officers found drug paraphernalia. Merrell was transported to Towne Inn where cocaine was also found. 38 year old Heather Sallee was also in the camper and arrested as well. Both were charged with Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Illegal Possession Of Legend Drug, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana. Merrell was additionally charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance and Trafficking within 1000 Feet of A school. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Cave City Proud Meeting Wednesday

Cave City Proud Day meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 103 Duke Street. Anyone interested in helping with this year's events is encouraged to attend.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

West Point man arrested in paycheck dispute

Police say a West Point man has been arrested after punching another man in the face over a paycheck dispute. 28 year-old Troy Sutton has been charged with second-degree assault. According to an arrest warrant, Sutton broke the man's nose. The man drove to Sutton's home to drop off his paycheck and Sutton leaned into his "truck window and punched him in the face because he was mad about the amount of money he received. The man also said Sutton called him several times the next day from a private number saying his friends were going to "handle things for him." According to an arrest citation, when Sutton was arrested Sunday, West Point found a glass smoking device with suspected methamphetamine in it. Sutton is charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, a Class D felony punishable by one to three years in prison, if convicted; and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and harassing communications. Sutton is being held at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Barren County lane closures

Motorists traveling in Barren County should expect lane closures and travel delays at the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 31-E. Crews are working on intersection improvements by repairing and replacing sections of damaged concrete at the intersection. The heaviest delays will be at the usual peak times as folks head into work in the mornings and leave work in the evenings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. An alternate route may be a better option until the project is completed. Bluegrass Contracting out of Lexington was awarded the contract in October of 2017 in the amount of $304,311.50.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Drug arrest made in Cave City

On Friday, at around 6:40 p.m., Officer Paul Reynolds observed a silver Chevy passenger car traveling on Broadway Street with the driver not wearing a seatbelt. The officer stopped the vehicle in Minit Mart parking lot and made contact with Charles Sims. While attempting to conduct his investigation, Sims refused to obey verbal commands and became belligerent and began to physically resist. Sims was placed under arrest and charged with Failure to wear seat belts, Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, disorderly conduct 1st degree, assault 3rd degree-police officer, endangering the welfare of a minor, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and resisting arrest. Sims was also served with a bench warrant for violation of EPO/DVO, Assault 4th and resisting arrest. Sims was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Mexican Grill destroyed by fire

An early Sunday morning fire destroyed Las Margaritas Mexican Grill in Radcliff. Firefighters battled the blaze early Sunday morning at Las Margaritas Mexican Grill in Radcliff. Radcliff Fire Department was called to the scene around 4:15 a.m. The building was estimated to be three-quarters involved at that point. Vine Grove Fire Department was called to assist in battling the blaze. The fire was called under control around 7:30 a.m. The restaurant was empty when RFD arrived, and there were no injuries. Radcliff Police Department, Hardin County EMS and the American Red Cross also responded to the scene. An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Upton man arrested for assault

A 49 year-old Upton man was arrested Saturday night on multiple charges after he assaulted two Kentucky State Police troopers. According to an arrest citation, two troopers responded to an Upton residence related to an attempted break-in. The first trooper to arrive made contact with 49 year-old Robert Edlin, who then fled. The arresting officer spotted Edlin and ordered him to stop, identifying himself as state police. Edlin continued to ignore commands by the officer. The arresting trooper states in the arrest report Edlin hit him in the face with his hand. The trooper said he then used his flashlight, already in his hand, to try and "take control of the subject," but after striking Edlin three to four times, he still would not comply. The assisting trooper became involved and was hit by Edlin. The trooper deployed his Taser twice, but it was ineffective. The arresting trooper then deployed his Taser and hit Edlin in the arm, sending him to the ground. E