Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Vine Grove man arrested for child pornography

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

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Radcliff teen arrested for robbery

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

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Caverna high school basketball Tuesday night

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

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Suspect sought in Allen County

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

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

3.8-magnitude earthquake in Campbell County

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closings

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Food Bank Commodity Program

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, January 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m. To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

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

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

3. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4. Provide income information for all members of your household. To qualify for food if you are less than 60 years of age, you must:

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

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Drug arrests in Barren County

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for trespassing

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

LaRue becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

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

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Second arrest made in stabbing death

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

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Two meth arrests in Edmonson County

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Tompkinsville man arrested after undercover operation

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

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Area high school basketball Tuesday

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

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

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

LSC Communications closing plant

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

Green St.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Monroe County woman pleads not guilty to murder

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

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Cave City considers hiring officer

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

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Allen County - Second Amendment Sanctuary

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Metcalfe County man threatens family

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Drug arrest in Hart County

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

 

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All "A" Classic basketball Monday night

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

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

E-town man accepts plea deal

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Domestic dispute arrest in E-town

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Disturbance call leads to arrest

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

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Juvenile identified in house fire

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

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

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

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

In Tuesday night area high school basketball action:

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

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Warren County man arrested for sexual assault

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

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Two charged with trafficking meth

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

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Clothes for Kids receives donation

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

WLOC Clothes for Kids

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

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

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

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

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

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

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

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Marion County man arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

More charges expected in Edmonson County theft case

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

Police say more charges are expected as their investigation continues.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Tompkinsville man fatally stabbed

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

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Area high school basketball rivalry

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

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for drugs

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

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in domestic situation

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

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

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Brownsville man arrested for child pornography

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

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Area high school basketball scores

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

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

In girl's action:

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

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Fire at a Glasgow brake factory

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

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Kentucky Down Under donating to Australia

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

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent position

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

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

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Two arrested in Edmonson County

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

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Two drug arrests made in Glasgow 

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

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

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Juvenile driver and passenger arrested

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Hart County man arrested for meth

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

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Dog missing after I-65 crash

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

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

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

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

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

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

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

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Hart County Chamber's Quarterly Luncheon

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

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Fatal crash on I-65

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

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Bowling Green man charged with rape

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

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Elderly woman's death ruled accidental

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

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for assault

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

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Elderly woman dies from wound

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

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Fatal house fire in Edmonson County

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

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Two arrested at area park

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

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Simpson County Welcome Center demolition

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

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Driver of stolen vehicle arrested

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

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Bicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony

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

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

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

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Homicide investigation in Bowling Green

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

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Glasgow Police seek info on shoplifters

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

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

After Christmas highschool basketball Tournaments

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

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

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

New Year's Eve closings

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

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Drug arrest in Allen County

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

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Stabbing at Warren County apartment

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

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Scottsville family loses home to house fire

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

family.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Search continues for two inmates

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

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Bowling Green woman stabbed outside apartment

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

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

After Christmas highschool basketball Tournaments

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Man takes his life during traffic stop

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

 

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Glasgow man arrested in Center

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

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Area high school girl's tournament action

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

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

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

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament:

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

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Closings for Christmas holiday

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

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Heating bill assistance available beginning January 6th

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

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

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Gift card bandits sought by Cave City Police

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

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Arrest made at adult bookstore

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

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

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

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner

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

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Radcliff man sentenced in murder case

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

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Two arrest after shoplifting complaint

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Burglary suspect sought in Monroe County

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Munfordville IGA robbed at gunpoint

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

 

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Tuesday night high school basketball

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

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

In boys action Tuesday night:

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

 

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Friday night area high school basketball

In Friday area high school basketball action:

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Warren County inmate escapes work release

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

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Clarksville man dies in Logan County crash

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Former Central Hardin student and former bus driver die in crash

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

E-town grandfather indicted for assault

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Hart County Manor residents return home

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested in Barren County

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Marijuana grow operation found in Metcalfe County

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

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Two arrested in Glasgow on drug charges

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

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

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

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

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

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Kitchen fire at Hart County Manor

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

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Two Metcalfe County men arrested

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

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Suspect sought in armed robbery

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

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Metcalfe County

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

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Child sexual exploitation arrest

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

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Toddler's murder case heads to Grand Jury

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

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Man receives pardon from governor

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

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

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

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

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

High school Friday night basketball

In area high school basketball action Friday night:

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Ribbon cutting for Hart County Chamber

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

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Store robbed in Grayson County

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

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

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


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's high school basketball action:

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Radcliff man indicted for sexual abuse

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

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Church break-in arrest in Glasgow

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

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

West Virginia man sentenced in deadly crash

The man responsible for a 2018 car crash that killed two teenagers was sentenced in court Tuesday. 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of Marion, West Virginia was convicted October 28th in the deaths of 18 year-old Jacob Barber

and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters, of Elizabethtown.  Welsh was fleeing from authorities in Meade County in a stolen pickup when he entered the emergency lane of 31W at the intersection of Battle Training Road. Welsh struck a vehicle driven by Jacob Barber. Barber and Peeters were pronounced dead at the crash scene.  John Hardin High School students Macie McMillen and Cameron Brown were seriously injured in the crash as well.

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

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Preliminary hearing for Edmonson County mother

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

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Scottsville man arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Phone scam warning in Bowling Green

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

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Search warrant executed at adult bookstore

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

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Barren County woman wanting for stabbing

A Barren County woman is wanted after a Saturday stabbing. The Barren County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 26 year-old Brooke Pierce, who they said stabbed another woman Saturday. Pierce has since had an arrest warrant issued for her arrest. A female was stabbed and brought to the T. J. Samson emergency room just after 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Police interviewed the victim before she was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and she told them she was stabbed at a residence along Tompkinsville Road. Pierce is currently wanted for first degree assault. Police said anyone with information is urged to contact 270-651-2771 or 270-646-8771.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Barren County man arrested on  drug charges

A 58 year-old Barren County man has been arrested ondrug charges. The Barren River Drug Task Force and the Barren County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence along Lecta Kino Road. Inside the home, various drug paraphernalia was found, along with several firearms. 58 year-old James A. Houchens was arrested Friday at the residence.  Houchens was charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, greater than 2 grams), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life at the Plaza

Far Off Broadway Players' production of the holiday classic “It's a Wonderful Life” opens Friday night at the historic Plaza Theatre. The play is dedicated in memory of Temple Dickinson, a Glasgow attorney and FOBP member. Paul Glodfelter is directing the play. The play is about George Bailey, who is overcome with anguish when he realizes he is to be found responsible for an $8,000 shortfall at his building and loan business. Bailey is contemplating suicide when he receives a visit from Clarence, an angel. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and matinees will also be available.

 

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Tuesday high school basketball action

In Tuesday night area high school basketball:

Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Larue County in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air with live coverage beginning with the girl's pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Fatal shooting in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police responded to a fatal shooting on the 100 block of Audrey Avenue off Veterans Memorial Lane around 10:15 p.m. Friday. Police say the victim is 33 year-old Dominique J. Todd, of Bowling Green. Police officers are continuing to interview people and attempting to find anyone with information. "When officers arrived on scene they located one subject inside a white pickup truck and he was deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Anyone with information about the shooting, is asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after she was found to be in possession of drugs.  Police said 22 year-old Alicia Chavarriya was arrested along East Front Street after police tried to serve her a warrant. She was driving a car that police located at the East Front Street home. Police said Chavarriya ran out the back door of the home and ran into a field. When police activated their siren, they said she lad on the ground in a "prone" position. Chavarriya was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Glasgow man charged with rape

The Glasgow Police Department arrested two Glasgow residents Friday in the course of investigating a rape alleged to have occurred Wednesday. Detective Aaron Cowan made contact with 22 year-old Dedontae S. Morrison, on May Street and located a stolen cell phone and methamphetamine on him and also found a handgun on Dwayne E. Welborn. Morrison was charged with first-degree rape, with victim incapable of consent and/or physically helpless; theft by unlawful taking under $500; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. 31 year-old Dwayne Welborn was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Hart County Chamber Annual Meeting

A large crowd was in attendance at the Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Meeting Thursday night. Awards were presented to:

Sharday Embry - Inspired Nutrition - President's Award

Small Business of the Year - Wells Trans Tech

Farmer/Agribusiness of the Year - Brandon Rowe

Love's Travel Stop - Business of the Year

Southern Ky Film Commission - Forward Award

Gary Gardner - Citizen of the Year

and Lifetime Achievement Award - George Lang.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM Meeting

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

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Edmonson County woman murder charges

An Edmonson County woman is now facing murder and wanton endangerment charges after the death of her 20 month-old son.  28 year-old Alexandra Richardson was arrested Wednesday after the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant for murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment charges. She was also served a warrant for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (drugs). Edmonson County emergency personnel were dispatched Monday evening to a low water bridge on Oak Hill Road in reference to a vehicle submerged in water. Authorities said the child went missing after the incident. Emergency personnel and several volunteer departments searched for the child, who was found later in the water. The toddler was stat-flighted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville where he died Tuesday night. Richardson and her seven-year-old son were treated and released.  Police executed a search warrant Tuesday. They discovered Richardson had methamphetamine and marijuana in her blood at the time of the accident. A search warrant was obtained Wednesday for Richardson's residence where a small amount of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine were found. 56 year-old William Suttle, was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Suttle and Richardson are lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Cave City man found guilty of sexual abuse

A Cave City man has been found guilty of sexual abuse. The trial of 55 year-old Donald Lee Smith ended November 13th with a Barren County jury finding him guilty of first-degree sexual abuse, in a continuing course of conduct, victim under 12 years of age. After the penalty phase of the trial in circuit court, Commonwealth's Attorney John Gardner said the jury recommended a sentence of five years. Final sentencing is scheduled for February 17th, 2020.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Vine Grove man dies in crash

A 73 year-old Vine Grove man has been identified as the person killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near the intersection of Ky. 220 and Deckard School Road in Hardin County.  Drew Brandt was airlifted from the crash scene to University Hospital in Louisville and was pronounced dead. One of the vehicles invol­ved was a dump truck driven 68 year-old Kenneth Brown, of Brandenburg. He was not injured. A juvenile female also was seriously injured in the crash and transported to Har­din Mem­or­ial Hospital in Eliza­beth­town and later airlifted to the UofL Hospital. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Car thefts and arson in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff's Department is investigating several car thefts and arson.  One resident came home to find her car was gone and was later located in the North Ridge Subdivision and had been destroyed by fire. While police were en route to the crime, other calls were coming into dispatch with reports of explosions in the area. Police say nearby neighbor's security cameras may help find the ones responsible for the crimes. Another car was also reported to have been burned in Woodburn, Ky. during the spree of vandalism. The investigation is still ongoing by the Warren County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Three face illegal immigration and sell/buy of an infant

Three people are facing illegal immigration and other charges after being accused of selling/buying an infant in Bowling Green. US Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE), filed the detainers with the Warren County Regional Jail on Dec. 3rd. A statement from ICE claims that Maria Domingo-Perez, Catarina Jose-Felipe and Pascual Jose-Manuel were all citizens of Guatemala and were illegally in the U.S.  Bowling Green Police were contacted by a staff member from Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School of Bowling Green City Schools and asked to conduct a welfare check at a residence on W 10th Avenue.  Maria Domingo-Perez admitted to police

that she had given the child away to Pascual Jose-Manuel and Catarina Felipe-Jose. Jose-Manuel advised that he gave $2,000 for the child and was planning for adoption. Social services currently has custody of Jose-Manuel's five children, including the infant.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Vine Grove man identified in fatal shooting

A Vine Grove man has been identified as the victim of a shooting at Walmart in Radcliff. The shooting occurred Monday night in the store's parking lot. Police say 20 year-old Tory Cornelius was shot 8 times and was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee. 21 year-old Kendall Dewayne Lincoln, of Elizabethtown, has been arrested and charged with murder and first-degree robbery in Tory’s death.

Lincoln, who is being held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center, appears Dec. 13th in Hardin District Court for a preliminary hearing.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

A three-vehicle crash in Hardin County Wednesday morning has claimed the life of one man and seriously injured a woman. The Hart County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred at the intersection of Ky. 220 and Deckard

School Road around 8:42 a.m. A male driver was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A female driver of a different vehicle was airlifted to UofL where she was listed in serious condition. The driver of a third vehicle was uninjured and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Caverna-Hart County Rivalry night

It's area rivalry night in high school basketball action:

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys in a girl/boy doubleheader with tip off at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live play by play coverage of both games starting with the girl's pregame show at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for drug possession

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug possession charges. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Tuesday along S. L. Rogers Wells Boulevard where they discovered Michael Clayton Lowe was in possession of Hydrocodone pills and methamphetamine.  Lowe was arrested and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense – drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lowe was lodged at the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

An accident Monday in Metcalfe County led to the discovery of methamphetamine. A Metcalfe County deputy was dispatched to Randolph-Goodluck Road in reference to a single-vehicle collision.  Police say 38-year-old Anthony “Scott” Marrs was driving eastbound on Wilbur Glass Road when he failed to stop at the intersection.  The vehicle crossed the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest on the northbound shoulder of Randolph-Goodluck Road. Marrs was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. Police found nearly 78 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the passenger compartment of the vehicle and the vehicle had been stolen from a residence along Apple Grove Road earlier Monday afternoon. Marrs also had several outstanding warrants.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Indoor marijuana grow arrest

On Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at approximately 10:30 am, the Barren River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 3818 Old Lexington Rd. in Cave City in reference to a drug investigation. Detectives discovered an indoor marijuana grow with approximately 28 marijuana plants growing inside of the residence along with processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Larry Patrick Collins, age 49 of Cave City, was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana 5 plants or more, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Mr. Collins was lodge in the Barren County Jail. The DTF was assisted by Deputies of the Barren County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Political party change deadline

The deadline to change political parties is December 30th. Also, the Hart County Courthouse will be closed December 31st for the inauguration.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Bowling Green man charged in thefts

The Bowling Green Police Department arrested a man in connection to several allegedly stolen items. On Tuesday, the Bowling Green Police Department received a request to help locate an alleged vehicle used to steal several catalytic converters from Western Kentucky University's campus. Police were able to match the license plate provided to a stolen vehicle. Officers with the department were able to locate the stolen vehicle outside of a residence on Stubbins Street later on Tuesday. Police made contact with the owners of the residence who told them that they should talk to John Wheatley about the vehicle. Wheatley was located in the backroom of the residence and placed under arrest for an active warrant. Police were able to locate the keys to the stolen Chevy Trailblazer in Wheatley's jeans. Police were able to see a large jack, power tools and several catalytic converters inside the Trailblazer. Wheatley has been charged with burglary, 3rd degree, and several other charges. Wheatley was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Edmonson mother charged with murder

Alexandra Richardson, the mother of the 20-month-old who died after being swept away in flood waters,  has been charged with murder. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said Edmonson County emergency personnel were dispatched on Monday to a low water bridge on Oak Hill Road in reference to a vehicle that had become submerged leading to a missing 2 year-old child. Several volunteer fire departments responded. The driver, Alexandra Richardson, and her 7 year-old son made it out of the water, but her 20-month-old son was lost in the water. After the Rescue Squad entered the water with a boat, the toddler was found in the water and rescue efforts continued. The toddler was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center at Bowling Green for life saving treatment. Staff at the Med Center Emergency room were able to get a heartbeat from the toddler and once stabilized, he was transported via helicopter to Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for further treatment. Richardson and her 7 year-old son were treated and released. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night's area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Ft. Knox 50 to 35. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 17 points. Caverna Boys also defeated Fort Knox 67 to 59. Caverna's Drew Rhodes scored 19 points and Deshante Richardson scored 18 points.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Baby swept away in creek; hospitalized

A baby was swept away in an Edmonson County Creek and rushed to the hospital. Authorities in Edmonson County say a mother and two children were rescued Monday night.  High waters over a creek caused a vehicle to stall in the water. 28 year-old Alexandra Richardson told authorities she did not see the road closed sign when she tried to cross Alexander Creek on Oak Hill Road Monday night.  According to the Sheriff's Office, Richardson attempted to swim away from the car with her 20 month-old son, but he was swept away by the current.   Rescuers later found the missing boy unresponsive in the water some 50 feet from the car. Another child in the car made it to safety.  Both children were rushed to the Medical Center in Bowling Green, with the possibility of the 20-month-old being transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Park City woman dies after fatal crash

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning on New Bowling Green Road in Barren County.  A Preliminary investigation shows that two vehicles were involved in in the collision. Jacie B. Smith, of Park City, was traveling eastbound while Brandon T. Smith was heading west when the two vehicles collided. Jacie Smith's SUV exited the roadway and struck a tree. Jacie Smith, along with a 1-year-old female passenger, were transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for  injuries.  Jacie Smith was pronounced deceased by hospital staff and the juvenile passenger remains in stable condition.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Barren County murder trial set

A Barren County murder case will head to trial in February.  A pretrial conference was held in Barren Circuit Court on Monday afternoon for 53 year-old Bobby Conatser, of Barren County, who is accused of murdering 40-year-old Kevin M. Miller, of Scottsville, last summer. The case previously had been scheduled for trial in August of this year, but it was postponed after the parties agreed to try mediation.  Conatser has been out of jail since July 30th, 2018, and for a portion of that time, had been wearing an ankle monitor, which has since been removed. A motion was filed earlier this year by Conatser's attorney requesting the case be dismissed on what is sometimes known as stand-your-ground law, but the motion was dismissed.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Homicide case in Barren Circuit Court

A date has been set in Barren Circuit Court in a defense case involving a homicide in Cave City. The defense attorney for Inell D. Crayton will make his case involving suppressing statements his client made to investigators about the murder on December 28th.  Crayton, of Bowling Green, is one of three defendants allegedly involved in events that left 22 year-old KeShawn L. Sarver dead in his apartment.  Crayton is charged with murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. His case is scheduled for trial in March.  Co-defendant 23 year-old Devonja Z. Sweat, of Nashville, faces charges of complicity to murder, first-degree burglary and

tampering with physical evidence, and co-defendant 23 year-old Kayla Anderson, of Scottsville, is charged only with tampering with physical evidence.  The hearing for the suppression hearing was set for Dec. 11th.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Thursday at HC Outdoor Power Tools

A Ribbon Cutting for Hart County Outdoor Power Tools on Thursday, December 5th.  The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a ribbon cutting at Hart County Outdoor Power Tools on December 5th at 11 AM. Owner Samuel Miller has moved his business to 6634 Cub Run Hwy near the Hart County Produce Auction. The ribbon cutting kicks off a Grand Opening Celebration for the new store and will include free refreshments, special discounts, and a door prize drawing.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Two people arrested Sunday in Cave City

Officer Childress initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Broadway St. with an expired registration plate. The driver was identified as Jerianna Cline. A search of the vehicle was conducted. Cline was arrested and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

A passenger, Billy Barbour, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. The registered owner of the car arrived and showed officers proof of insurance, the vehicle was released to the owner. him.  Both Cline and Barbour were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

High school basketball action underway

Area high school basketball action begins Monday night: 

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Fork Knox at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy doubleheader.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the pregame show of the girls game at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Bethlehem in a boy/girl doubleheader at 5:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have complete live coverage of both games beginning with the boy's pregame show at 4:45p.m.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Increase in county clerk's fees

Certain types of fees in county clerk's office are increasing as of Jan. 1 as part of a statewide aim to make the fees and how they are applied more consistent. The fees are all in the recording department, which is where deeds, mortgages, plats, marriage licenses, wills after they've been through probate and a host of other documents are processed.  Most all of these are double to triple.  County clerks are not responsible for the change. The change has been in the works for two years.  Examples of some of the increases are: Mortgages will be $80 instead of $17, one of the largest bumps among the most common recordings. Power of attorney is going from $17 to $50; marriage licenses are going from $35.50 to $50; wills after probate, from $8 to $47; deeds, $17 to $50; and plates, $20 to $50.  Notary Public fees will be applied for online and will still be $19. According to Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders, this is the first fee increase since the early 1990's.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Chamber annual meeting & awards ceremony

Hart County Chamber of commerce's Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday night, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Agriculture Center at 2184 South Dixie Hwy, Munfordville.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Hardyville woman arrested on drug charges

A joint investigation last week conducted by the Barren River Drug Task Force, the Greater Hardin Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms resulted in the arrest of 34 year-old Ashley Brooke Hurt, of Hardyville. The joint investigation revealed hurt was trafficking in large quantities of crystal methamphetamine in Barren and Hart Counties and the drugs were being purchased in Louisville. At approximately 12:55 a.m. on Friday, Kentucky State Police Trooper Alex Ware conducted a traffic stop on Hurt on I-65 in Elizabethtown after leaving Louisville. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun. A search of Hurt resulted in the seizure of 4-ounces of crystal methamphetamine. Hurt was arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree - 2nd offense, more than 2-grams methamphetamine, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search of Hurt's residence in Hardyville resulted in the seizure of additional crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills and items of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Rape trial postponed in Hardin County

A rape trial scheduled to being Monday for Elizabethtown man linked to a pair of rape cases through the state's Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kits, has been postponed until April 20th. 38 year-old Thaddeus Jernell Artis was charged in April for an alleged 2011 rape in Elizabethtown. A motion to continue his case to April 20, 2010, was approved by Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard following a request by defense attorney Mark Rice. Artis was indicted earlier this year on Class A felony charges of first-degree rape - incapable of consent/physically helpless and first-degree sodomy - forcible compulsion. He also was indicted for intimidating a participant in the legal process and first-degree persistent felony offender. In another court filing in the case, the first-degree rape charge has been amended to a Class B felony of first-degree rape - incapable of consent/physically, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. Artis has been lodged since July 18th in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, November 29th, 2019

Grayson County man jailed after making threats

One man has been arrested after kicking in the door of his estranged girlfriend's apartment in Grayson County. Deputies responded to an apartment in the limits of Clarkson where the victim told them William Vanover had texted her threatening to burn her apartment down.  Authorities say the door had been kicked in and someone had tried to set fire to a pile of blankets on the floor. Officials say Vanover was at the apartment when they arrived. He has been charged with burglary, 11 counts of wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and arson. Vanover was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

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Friday, November 29th, 2019

12 arrested in Barren County investigation

An eight month investigation in Barren County has resulted in the arrests of 12 people. The investigation conducted by the Barren River Drug Task Force revealed that numerous pounds of crystal meth were being distributed in Barren County. Those arrested and charged with engaging in organized crime, as well as other drug charges, include:  John A. Johnson, 34, of Glasgow, 40 year-old James Santillis Franklin, of Horse Cave, 22 year-old Taryn B. Hill, of Glasgow. 34 year-old Courtnie M. Pruitt, 24 year-old Dusty C. Smith and 44 year-old Ralph Steven McCandless, all of Glasgow. 21 year-old Jalleem W. Baily, 20 year-old Ally F. Robertson, 55 year-old Donna Bartell and 31 year-old Miles J. Pruitt, all of Glasgow.  While executing the arrest warrants, the DTF also charged 35 year-old Monteze Moore and 39 year-old Joseph R. Slayton, both of Glasgow, with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree -methamphetamine. An additional indictment warrant of a suspect is pending. All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 29th, 2019

Two drug arrests in Barren County

Two people were arrested Friday by the Barren County Sheriff's Office. The Barren River Drug Task Force along with the sheriff's office responded to 216 Mayhew Road to assist Probation and Parole in a drug investigation. The resident, 37 year-old Elizabeth Osborn gave consent to search the residence. Osborn and 40 year-old Samuel E. Wheeler were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st - methamphetamine

and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Two Warren County theft arrests

The warren County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men accused of receiving stolen property. The office had received a report that a 14-foot cargo trailer loaded with construction tools had been stolen from the Autumn Grove Subdivision on November 22nd. Investigators found some of the stolen property on social media and coordinated with the Allen County Sheriff's Office to locate some of the items. On Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office responded to the 900 block of Wren Road, in continuation of the trailer theft investigation. It was there that they found 29 year-old Daniel West and 46 year-old James Smith, both of Bowling Green, in the garage. Deputies say some stolen property could be seen. They say a further search found over $4,000 worth of tools that had been stolen from within the trailer. West and Smith were both charged and arrested for receiving stolen property. Both were lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Woman pleads guilty to hit and run

Alexis Ogles pleaded guilty on Monday in Warren Circuit Court to hitting and hurting 15 year-old Jada Rigsby with her car, as Rigsby walked along Industrial Drive the night of June 8th, 2018. Rigsby was flown to Vanderbilt in critical but stable condition. Ogles confessed to police that she was looking down at her phone when she struck Rigsby, then drove off. Ogles entered an Alford Plea to second degree assault, which means she does not admit any guilt, but agrees that the commonwealth has enough evidence to convict her. She also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence. Warren Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron is recommending a 12 year prison sentence for Ogles. Her final sentencing is set for January 27th, 2020.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Copper stolen from KYTC

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 is asking for the public's help with recent copper thefts involving roadway lighting. Thieves recently stole thousands of dollars worth of taxpayer funded copper wiring from KYTC lighting in Warren County. The Kentucky State Police and the Office of Inspector General from Frankfort are investigating the crime. KYTC District 3 says stealing of wiring for lighting on roadways not only wastes taxpayer dollars but also creates safety issues for drivers while they are getting replacement wiring to turn the lights back on. The public is asked to report any suspicious activity near lighting areas on roadways, especially at night, to local law enforcement. All KYTC vehicles and KYTC contract vehicles are clearly marked with labels and work personnel should be clearly visible with reflective material on clothing and other high-visibility attire. Any unmarked vehicles, including utility looking vehicles, should be considered suspicious and reported to local law enforcement immediately.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Glasgow couple pleads not guilty

A Glasgow couple has pled not guilty to criminal abuse charges. 43 year-old Matthew Wayne Brock was arrested October 17 and his wife, 38 year-old Robin Brock, was arrested Friday, after they both were indicted by a Barren County Grand Jury on six counts each of first-degree criminal abuse. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to their home along Lick Branch Road on October 17th after receiving a report of child abuse.  Wayne Brock had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal abuse, one count of first-degree strangulation and three counts of criminal abuse, child 12 or under, but the grand jury chose the six counts of first-degree criminal abuse. The citation for Robin Brock stemmed from an indictment warrant.  Both Wayne and Robin Brock enter not guilty pleas Monday in Barren Circuit Court. They are lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Scottsville man receives award from Governor

A Scottsville man has been presented an award by the governor. Gov. Bevin presented Jeffrey Denny with the American Police Hall of Fame - Purple Heart Monday in Frankfort.  Denny served as a Special Agent for the EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division. He was injured while undergoing counter-terrorism training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia on August 14, 2007. Denny is now medically retired from government service and lives in Scottsville.

 

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

BCMS teacher pleads not guilty

A former Barren County Middle School teacher pled not guilty before Circuit Judge John Alexander Monday in reference to an ongoing sex crime case. 27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was recently indicted on three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act (under 16 years old); and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. Gardner was arrested October 26th after a student alleged Garner had sexual contact with her on multiple occasions. Garner later admitted to having sex with the juvenile, according to an arrest citation. Steve Thornton, Gardner's attorney, requested Alexander allow Gardner to be placed on home incarceration or a modification like that. Thornton said Garner was unable to pay his $75,000 cash bond and requested it be lowered. Thornton said if the bond were lowered to a reasonable amount, Garner's mother has agreed to "welcome him in her home." Alexander denied the request and said the severity of the crime and charges exceed Gardner's "pretrial risk levels." Alexander said the nature of the offense doesn't take into consideration the risk levels or risk assessments. He also said he was hesitant to modify Gardner's terms of incarceration because of the allegations. Gardner initially faced three counts of second-degree rape (no force), four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of tampering with physical evidence charges. Second-degree rape is a class-C felony. Alexander said he also kept the bond set at $75,000 cash because he has not seen the details of the case. A judge can grant a defendant another option besides jail time while waiting to undergo a pretrial hearing. In this case, Alexander said he would take the request under "advisement," but he would not modify Gardner's holding specifications. Gardner's pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 27th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Federal, State & Local offices closed Thursday

All Federal, State & Local offices will be closed Thursday, November 28th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail. Cave City City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday and the Hart County Clerk's office will be closed Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. through Saturday.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Mammoth Cave Sing 2019

Since 1980, people have flocked to Mammoth Cave National Park each year not for dangling speleothems or expansive caverns, but for echoing acoustics.

It turns out the natural reverb of the limestone halls creates a great setting to sing holiday melodies. The tradition returns Saturday with the park’s 40th anniversary Annual Cave Sing.

“It’s a great way for us to kick off the holidays and do something different than cave tours,” park spokeswoman Molly Schroer said. “People have been singing in the cave for hundreds of years.”

Before the caroling Saturday, there will be piano music provided by concert pianist – and former Mammoth Cave guide – Janet Bass Smith in the Rotunda Room at the Lodge at Mammoth Cave at 1:00 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m., attendees will depart from the park’s visitor center for the historic entrance. The Mammoth Cave chapter of the Caveman Chorus will then perform 30 to 45 minutes of a cappella Christmas tunes.

After the singing, there will be complimentary refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus at the Lodge. The cave offers protective cover and temperatures that hover at about 54 degrees year-round.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Beshear announces high-level appointments

Gov. -elect Andy Beshear announced his first round of high-level appointments Thursday, selecting four of his close assistants in the attorney general's office to move with him to the governor's office next month.  Glasgow native La Tasha Buckner, J. Michael Brown, Travis Mayo and Crystal Staley had four-year auditions for their next jobs while working in the AG's office. Buckner, a 1992 graduate of Glasgow High School, will serve as general counsel for the governor's office. Buckner is a former prosecutor and now serves as assistant deputy attorney general for the civil division.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Former BCMS teach indicted on felony charges

A former Barren County Middle School teacher was recently indicted on four felony charges after he was arrested October 26th and accused of raping a student. 27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act (under 16 years old), and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. The charges are all felonies. Gardner was initially charged with three counts of second-degree rape (no force), four counts of first-degree sexual abuse ad one count of tampering with physical evidence. Those charges were dismissed, and Gardner was charged with three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act (under 16 years old) and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. The original charges were dismissed with prejudice. That means the charges are permanently dismissed. The charges were dismissed pursuant to Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.14. That means the grand jury did not find enough evidence to formally indict Gardner with those charges. Instead, he had the new charges brought against him. Jail records indicate his bond sets at $75,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday at 10:00 a.m.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Annual Nursing Home Fund underway

Over $500 has been pledged so far toward the WLOC Annual Nursing Home Visits on December 12th. All proceeds will go to Hart County Manor & Signature Healthcare of Hart County. Our goal is to raise $1,000. If you would like to give, please drop off your monetary donations at WLOC - Studio 101 on 31-W in Horse Cave or mail to P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Hazmat situation in Glasgow

Glasgow Police and the Glasgow Fire Department responded to Rural King for a possible hazmat situation. Police and firefighters quickly issued a hazardous material protocol closing off the store and treating people at the scene. The incident was in reference to a barrel that had a strong odor coming from it. The barrel had been purchased and the customer returned it after detecting a strong odor. Police say 17 people were treated at the scene and 6 of those were taken to the hospital. One person went to the hospital on their own. Those affected were treated for symptoms ranging from headache to nausea to a sore throat. Officials are still investigating what the odor was and what caused it to affect people at the store.

 

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. SHELBY DIXON OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  THE COURT RECOGNIZED AND THANKED ISAAC MYERS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR ALL HE HAD DONE FOR HART COUNTY THE LAST 4 YEARS.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD REPORTS FROM THE ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE, COURT HOUSE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE, SHERIFF JEFF WILSON,  OCCUPATIONAL TAX REPORT, DEAD ANIMAL REPORT, AND JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 197 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

THE COURT APPROVED A RESOLUTION WITH HOMELAND SECURITY, 2ND READING, TO ADD HUNTER RIDGE ROAD TO THE COUNTY ROAD SYSTEM AFTER ALL DEEDS ARE SIGNED, BUDGET TRANSFER #6, INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BRADD COUNTIES AND COMMUNITY ACTION ,LEASE AGREEMENT WITH DUPLICATOR SALES AND SERVICE,  AND APPROVED JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN 2019 EMA PROGRAM FUNDS.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

DUI case rescheduled for Cave City official

A hearing involving evidence in a DUI case against a Cave City Official has been scheduled. 54 year-old Robert S. Smith was arrested in July of 2018 and charged with DUI, operating a vehicle with an expired operator's

license, failure to maintain required insurance and to produce an insurance card. Smith is city manager, code enforcement officer, public works director, and planning and zoning administrator for Cave City. He also serves as an appointee, currently chairman, on the Glasgow-Barren County Tourist Commission. The hearing has now been rescheduled for Dec. 10.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Tarry faces civil lawsuit in fatal crash

A Glasgow woman is now facing a civil lawsuit after receiving a 10 year sentence this week on manslaughter charges. 48 year-old Lee Ann Tarry and the Glasgow Golf & Country Club are named in the civil suit, claiming that their negligence led to the death of 24 year-old Shonda Shockley on January 26th, 2018. Tarry was under the influence of alcohol when her vehicle crashed into Shockley's vehicle at the traffic light at the Veterans Outer Loop. Shockley died from the crash. The civil lawsuit is still pending in Barren Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Hart County woman arrested for shoplifting

A Hart County woman has been arrested on shoplifting charges in Glasgow. Officers with the Glasgow Police Department responded to a shoplifting complaint Sunday at Wal-mart. Police confirmed that the accused, Mary Colvin, had an active arrest warrant. Colvin reportedly went to a closed checkout lane, bagging her items, and attempted to leave the store. Colvin was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition or

shoplifting, under $500; public intoxication with a controlled substance, first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); third degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Colvin was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Hart County man arrested on drug charges

A Hart County man has been arrested in Glasgow on drug charges. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Wednesday morning on Lexington Drive and determined that the driver, Shane Moran, had a suspended driver's

license.  Moran was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator license and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Moran was lodged in the

Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Car theft in WKU parking structure

WKU Police are seeking the public's help in a car theft incident.  Surveillance footage has been posted by the department on their Facebook page, showing four males rushing into Parking Structure 3, followed by a car driving out of the structure. The stolen car is a 2009 Honda CRV with a Kentucky Veterans tag 2527BR.  Anyone having information concerning the theft, is asked to call 270-745-2677.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Man receives 12 year sentence in sex abuse case

A Warren County man has pled guilty to sex abuse charges and unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st degree. The Warren County Sheriff's Department says earlier this year, 58-year-old Brian Lee Nichols was investigated

on multiple sex offenses over a four-year period involving juveniles.  Nichols pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday.  Nichols agreed to 12 years in prison and will be on a five-year conditional discharge, as

well as a lifetime registry as a sex offender.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest

A Glasgow man is facing various traffic and drug charges after being arrested Monday during a traffic stop. Glasgow Police conducted the stop on a vehicle on North Jackson Highway being driven by Andre D. Wesson. Police determined that Wesson had an active warrant and his license had been suspended. He was arrested and also charged with careless driving, failure to produce an insurance card, no registration receipt, possession

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

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested in domestic dispute

Glasgow Police arrested a man Sunday on strangulation and other charges. Police say they responded to Adams Place in reference to a domestic complaint. The caller advised the suspect had left in a vehicle. The vehicle was located along Humble Avenue and a traffic stop was made. The driver, Elijahwon Hunn was determined to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seat belt, operating a motor vehicle

under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; license to be in possession, fourth degree assault (domestic violence), first degree strangulation, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first offense; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Hunn was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Burn ban issued in Hart and Barren counties

Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate has authorized a ban on all open burning during this period of extraordinary forest fire hazard or fire occurrence until such time as his executive order is rescinded.  A burn ban was also been issued for Barren County Tuesday by Barren County Emergency Management, prohibiting a ban on open fires at any location within the county. The ban will remain in effect until further notice. Violations of the order are punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to a $500 fine and up to 365 days in jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Domestic dispute arrest in Cave City

An arrest has been made in Barren County involving a domestic dispute. The Barren County Sheriff's Office says Kasey Hatcher was arrested after they arrived at EP Terry Apartments in Cave City, where a woman told police Hatcher had bit, choked and punched her. Hatcher was located in a neighboring apartment. He was charged with strangulation and criminal trespassing.  Hatcher was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Extension District Board meeting Wednesday

There will be a special called Extension District Board meeting on Wednesday, November 20th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office. This meeting will be to discuss budget reimbursements.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Pretrial conference for Cave City man

A Cave City man appeared in court Monday for a pretrial conference involving charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment.  25 year-old Cody Lee Dallas Devore, aka Cody Smith, had also been charged with improper passing and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance in relation to a collision involving a moped on May 31st, 2017. The moped was being operated by Keith Temples who also had a passenger, Lettie Wilson. Wilson later died as the result of the collision.  Devore was indicted Dec. 19, 2017.  Another pretrial conference has been scheduled for January 13th at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Glasgow woman receives 10 years for manslaughter

A 49 year-old Glasgow woman has been sentenced to 10 years in a manslaughter case. Lee Ann Tarry pleaded guilty in September on the day her trial was set to begin, to second degree manslaughter in relation to the 2018  death of 24 year-old Shanda Shockley, of Glasgow. Shockley died after a traffic crash involving Tarry, whose blood alcohol level was 0.297. The legal limit in Kentucky is 0.08.  In exchange for her plea, the

commonwealth had agreed to recommend a sentence of 10 years, total, including the 30-day sentence for the charge of driving under the influence that is statutorily mandated to run concurrently. The agreement was reached after consultation with the family. Tarry also receives credit for time served, Tarry will have to serve 20 percent of that 10 years, which is 24 months, before she is eligible for parole.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

E-town man's pretrial conference appearance

An Elizabethtown man linked to rape cases makes his final pre-trial conference appearance in Hardin Circuit Court prior to a trial date in December.  38 year-old Thaddeus Jernell Artis was charged in April for an alleged rape in Elizabethtown in 2011. He is scheduled to go to trial Dec. 2nd.  He was indicted earlier this year for first-degree rape – forcible compulsion; first-degree sodomy – forcible compulsion; intimidating a participant in the

legal process; and first-degree persistent felony offender.  According to the Attorney General's Office, DNA from the case’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit subsequently matched that from a backlogged rape kit, which led to the indictment. He also is charged and indicted on a rape accusation from Feb. 27, 2014, in Radcliff. He was indicted on one count of first-degree rape against someone physically helpless.  Artis has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since July 18th in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Smiths Grove woman arrested for attempted murder

A Smiths Grove woman has been arrested after telling police she shot at her neighbor. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department went to a house on Goldenrod Lane Saturday after 59 year-old Sandra Fabyan called dispatch to say she had shot at her neighbor and was not supposed to be in possession of a gun.  Fabyan told deputies the female neighbor had been knocking on the door and shouting for her to come to the door. The neighbor then allegedly entered through a partially opened garage door.  Fabyan then told deputies that she was a convicted felon out of Colorado.  The victim went to TJ Samson Hospital in a personal vehicle for a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was later flown to UofL Hospital. Deputies say the shooting stemmed from a personal relationship between Fabyan and a man. Fabyan was charged with:  Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon,  Assault, 1st Degree,  Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, and Attempted Murder. She was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Human remains found in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department is investigating the finding of human remains after receiving a tip that led them to a wooded area in Bowling Green Monday morning. The scene where the remains were found is in between the storage units off of Riverwood and Kroger. Officials with the Warren County Coroner's Office confirmed the remains had been there for multiple days.  The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Ribbon Cutting for Farmwald Dutch Bakery & Deli

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a ribbon cutting at Farmwald Dutch Bakery & Deli on Thursday, November 21st. Owner Joe Farmwald opened the business two weeks ago and is located at 3720 L & N Turnpike Road, in front of Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo in Horse Cave. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. and kicks off the store’s Grand Opening celebration that will continue through Saturday.  There will be free refreshments, special discounts and giveaways.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Three indicted on child sex charges

Three men have been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on child sex charges. During an undercover investigation, authorities made arrangements online to meet with the men. The men who's ages range from 21 to 65, believed they were communicating with a minor and the offenses occurred either August 29th or 30th.  53 year-old Melvin Dowell, of Rineyville, 21 year-old Jimmy Kwizera, of Louisville, and 65 year-old Charles Ashley, of Adolphus in Allen County, all were indicted on one count each of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in a sexual or other prohibited activities. Ashley and Kwizera are charged with one count each of attempted use of a minor in a sexual performance. All were indicted of misdemeanor attempted distribution of obscene matter to minors. The three men are expected to be ar­raig­n­ed Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Annual Nursing Home Visits December 12th

Monetary donations are now being accepted for the annual WLOC Nursing Home Visits which will be Thursday, December 12th. The public is invited to meet at Hart County Manor at 9:30 a.m. and then Signature Health Care of Horse Cave at 10:30 a.m. where we will sing and spend some time with the residents. Monetary donations may be dropped off at WLOC - Studio 101 radio station on 31-W in Horse Cave or mail to: P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Friday night area football playoffs

In area high school football action from Friday night:

Taylor County defeated Glasgow 20 to 14, Edmonson County over Clinton County 17 to 13 and Bardstown defeated E-town 51 to 27.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Temporary RR closing on KY 70

A railroad project will temporarily close KY 70 at the railroad track in Cave City in Barren County. The closure is expected to last for two days. A signed detour using U.S. 31-W and KY 90 will be in place.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Witness arrested for assault charges

A Cecilia man who was a pivotal witness in an October murder trial was arrested Thursday night.  35 year-old Joseph Goodman was arrested on a warrant for strangling and assaulting a woman. He reportedly kicked his girlfriend on the side of the head, causing her to fall onto a nail in a wall at a residence on Tom Duvall Lane. He then reportedly tried to stangle the woman and broke her cellphone. Goodman testified in the murder trial of Lisa Harvey and Rick Fisher. He said they waited for Andrew Folena in July 2018 behind a home on Ralph Franklin Road and then attacked Folena. He saw Fisher beating Folena from a window in the home.Harvey and Fisher were convicted of Folena’s murder.  Goodman is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Teen arrested in Barren County robbery

Deputy BJ Childress arrested 18 year-old Guillermo Padilla Tuesday at his residence at 747 Prichardsville Road. The arrest came following a complaint and investigation that Padilla had struck a male subject in the head with a pistol and robbed hi9m of his personal belongings while the male was visiting Padilla's residence. The victim, who Deputy Childress had made contact with at the hospital due to his injuries, stated while he was there, Padilla was smoking methamphetamine just prior to the assault occurring. Padilla was charged with Robbery, 1st degree, Assault, 2nd degree, and Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail. 

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Stolen tractor recovered in Bonnieville

A stolen tractor has been recovered. The Hart County Sheriff's Office recovered a stolen tractor Wednesday off of North Dawson Hollow Road, Bonnieville. The recovery is in relation to a theft that occurred on Liberty Schoolhouse Road, Hardyville, several days prior. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are expected.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Glasgow woman identified in fiery crash

A Glasgow woman has been identified after a fiery crash in Warren County last week. The crash occurred November 11th. Warren County Deputies responded to the scene in the 11,000 block of Glasgow Road. Through investigation, deputies determined a 2006 Chevrolet Impala was driving eastbound on Glasgow Road when it left the roadway, struck a rock wall and overturned before finally coming to rest in the roadway. The car was engulfed in flames The driver of the car has been identified as 61 year-old Cynthia M. Ellis, of Glasgow. Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Munfordville man dies in Cave City crash

A Munfordville man died Saturday night following a collision in Cave City. Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call at 11:20 p.m. in reference to a two-vehicle injury collision near 302 Mammoth Cave Street.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that27 year-old Jacob K. Riggs, of Munfordville, was operating a 2005 Scion passenger car traveling eastbound on Mammoth Cave Street when his vehicle briefly exited the right shoulder of the roadway. Riggs over-corrected upon reentering the roadway, causing his vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise across the yellow center-line. Riggs’ vehicle entered into the path of travel of a Chevy Tahoe driven by 28 year-old Ashley Vance, of Canmer.  Jacob Riggs, who was unrestrained at the time of the collision, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. Ashley Vance and a passenger 40 year-old Byron Logsdon, of Horse Cave, were transported to TJ Samson Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation is continuing. 

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Munfordville City Council Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Munfordville City Council will be held at City Hall Monday, November 11th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council Meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, November 11th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

City of Cave City closed for Veteran's Day

The City of Cave City will be closed Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran's Day. Cave City garbage will be picked up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Columbia man arrested after shooting

A Columbia man has been arrested after a shooting investigation in Adair County.  Authorities say they responded to Gentry Mill Road where a juvenile had been shot while driving an ATV on the road.  The investigation

indicates a man followed the juvenile driving the ATV on the road and fired a weapon in the victim's direction hitting him in the back and the leg. The shooter has been identified as Jamey Neat, who was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and assault. Neat was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Two arrested on burglary charges 

Tompkinsville Police have arrested two men on burglary charges. While investigating a residential burglary on Napier Street in Tompkinsville Wednesday night, police were told that someone on Patterson Street was attempting to sell a firearm that matched the description of the one stolen in the burglary. 23 year-old Jonathan Coe was approached by police, at which time he ran and tossed a pistol away, before surrendering. Coe was charged with receiving stolen property under 10,000, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree, and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense. Later that evening, KSP arrested 24 year-old Dillon Turner, of Fountain Run, charging him with Complicity to Burglary.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Teacher's sexual abuse case heads to grand jury

The case of a Glasgow middle school teacher is headed to the grand jury. Attorney Steve Thornton told District Judge Gabe Pendleton Thursday that 27 year-old William Kyle Gardner was waiving his right to a hearing and to send his charges directly to the Barren County Grand Jury.  However, Thornton also requested Gardner’s case be heard on review and made a request that he be placed on home incarceration.  Gardner was arrested last month after a student told police Gardner had a sexual encounter with her. He is charged with three counts of second degree rape (no force), five counts of first degree sexual abuse and one count of tampering with physical evidence. Gardner remains lodged at the Barren County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING, BRO. SAM NORROD, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD REPORTS FROM SHERIFF JEFF WILSON, ROAD FOREMAN BRAIN WEBER, AND JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 216 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO 911 SURCHARGE FEES, 2ND READING TO CLARIFY LENGTH OF I CHILDRESS ROAD, BUDGET TRANSFER #5, 1ST READING TO ADD HUNTER RIDGE ROAD TO THE COUNTY ROAD SYSTEM, LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALLIANCE FOR REPAIRING PARTS OF WOODSONVILLE ROAD WHICH THEY HAD DESTROYED, JOINING THE NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION, ALLOW THE HART COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO OCCUPY THE OLD SHERIFFS OFFICE, INTER LOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITIES OF BONNIEVILLE, MUNFORDVILLE, AND HORSE CAVE, HEALTH CARE SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH MED CENTER HEALTH WORK LIFE, AND APPROVED MOVING WILLIAM PHILPOTT AND RUSSELL BURD FROM PART TIME HELP AT THE COUNTY BARN TO FULL TIME POSITIONS AT A HOURLY SALARY OF $10.71. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Fall leaf pickup in Horse Cave

The Horse Cave Public Works Department will again assist residents to dispose of leaves.  Residents of Horse Cave may rake leaves to the edge of their yard, close to the street to be vacuumed.  If you prefer to bag leaves, call City Hall by Monday, 2pm to schedule pickup by Hart County Solid Waste.  Small limbs are also picked up by Hart County Solid Waste weekly.  Other yard waste (flowers, etc) may be bagged for removal.  Call City Hall at 270-786-2680 for pickup through November 22nd. Please do not rake leaves or throw grass into the streets or onto sidewalks which causes a slip hazard for pedestrians and vehicles as well as clogs storm drains.  You are reminded that burning leaves oo other burning is forbidden in the City and subject to a fine.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Drug arrest at Glasgow residence

An arrest involving various drugs at a residence has been made in Glasgow. Glasgow Police responded to a drug complaint Wednesday at a home on East Main Street. Officers received consent to search the residence. Meth, heroin, synthetic marijuana, Xanax and various other drugs and paraphernalia were located inside the home. 33 year-old Nedrick Rowlett, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled

Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana (Less Than 8 Oz.),  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Or>Offense (Heroin), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree - 1st Offense (Drug

Unspecified), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree - 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified), Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs 2nd or Subsequent Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rowlett was lodged in

the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Two suspects sought in Bowling Green Robbery

Bowling Green Police are searching for two suspects connected to a robbery. Police were on the scene at the Gulf Gas Station Wednesday on Morgantown Road around 11 p.m. where two men allegedly entered the building and threatened the clerk with handguns. The clerk complied to the suspects' demands and was not injured.  No one else was in the building at the time.  Both suspects are men. One man was wearing a gray hoody. The other wore a black hoody. Should you have any information on the robbery, please contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hart County Raider Band competition

A year ago, Hart County High School Raider Marching Band members celebrated a Class A sweep in the Mid-States Marching Band Championship.  This weekend, the band heads back into championship action but will be competing in the 2-A division after being reclassified up a class for 2019.  While the band will be unable to defend their title as single A champion, band director J.D. Ragland says his kids are well suited to compete in 2A.  This year's production is titled "Press Start"... a theme revolving around the nostalgia of playing video games.  The band performs in semifinals competition Saturday morning at 11:15 eastern time in Miamisburg, Ohio.  The top 10 will compete Saturday night in finals competition for the 2-A Championship.  The Mid-States Marching Band association is comprised of groups from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.  Good luck Hart County Raider Marching Band.

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury recent indictments

A recent session of a Hart County Grand Jury returned several indictments. They include:

* Bradley Quesenberry, 36, of Cave City, was indicted for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. auto $10,000 or more but under $1million and Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more but under $10,000.

* Steven Emody, 31, of Glasgow, for Theft by Deception including cold checks under $10,000.

* Joshua Kinkaide, 32, of Bowling Green, for Theft by Deception under $10,000.

* Christopher Mansfield, 28, of Hardyville, for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others, $500 or more but under $10,000.

* Brandon Lewis, of Louisville, 34, of Louisville, for Theft by Deception, including cold checks under $10,000.

* Adam Miller, 19, of Munfordville, was indicted for two counts of Burglary, 3rd degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.

* Antwane Thomas, 44, of Horse Cave, for Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, victim under 12.

* Paul Graber, 18, of Munfordville, for 2 counts of Burglary, 3rd degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.

* Percy Riffle, 61, of Munfordville, for Assault, 3rd degree.

* Tammy Riley, 42, of Horse Cave, for Intimidating a Participant in a Legal Process.

* James Carver, 34, of Munfordville, was indicted on two counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree.

* James Blake, 30, of Munfordville, for Escape, 2nd degree.

* Thomas Harthousen, 49, of Radcliff, for Burglary, 3rd degree, and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others, $500 or more but under $10,000

* Teddie Spradlin, 29, of Horse Cave, for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree.

 

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Fatality on I-65 in Horse Cave

Kentucky State Police say the name of the victim in the fatal accident on I-65 north in Hart County has been released. The victim has been identified as 26 year-old Dylan A. Fresina, of Baton Rouge, LA, who was operating a 2000 Lexus. According to the preliminary investigation, a single vehicle traveling northbound on I-65 around noon Wednesday veered off the road around exit 58, near Horse Cave. The vehicle traveled off the right shoulder and then struck an overpass. Officials say the cause of the crash is still unknown at this time and the investigation is continuing.

 

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Missing Monroe County woman

Kentucky State Police is requesting the public's help in finding 21 year-old Katie Cawthorn of Fountain Run. According to KSP, Katie is described as a 5'1, 150 pound, white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on October 1st, 2019 wearing black pants, a pink shirt and brown boots. Authorities ask if anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Judge considers motion in murder case

A motion was taken into submission Tuesday by Hart Circuit Judge Jack Seay in the case against Albert Stephens. Stephens is accused in the November 2016 shooting death of 57 year-old Christopher Lynn Holder, a former mayor of Cave City.  Holder was shot at the residence of Gary and Ann Logsdon, his father and mother-in-law, near Hardyville. He died from his injuries March 23rd, 2017, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in

Nashville. The motion the judge decided to take under advisement Tuesday relates to the defense's request for police records and for guns that it believes Holder may have had in his possession on the night he was shot.

The commonwealth has asked that the guns not be disposed.  Seay has also taken under submission a motion filed by the commonwealth to exclude any evidence regarding grand jury testimony that was not recorded from being entered in to trial.  The case is set for review on Dec. 17th.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, November 7th, at 9:00 a.m. New business will include: approving the County Attorney to proceed with legal action for repairs to Woodsonville Road, approve to join the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, approve the Hart County Chamber of Commerce to occupy the building at 116 E. Union Street and approve to cancel December 5th and 19th Fiscal Court meetings and approve December 12th as the next meeting.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held Thursday, November 7th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. Items on the agenda include: Executive Closed Session for discussion of discipline (Student Hearing) and Action on Executive Session.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

General Election - Hart County - 2nd Cong. Dist.

In Tuesday night's General Election results:

In the Governor's Race - Matthew G. Bevin 3143 to Andy Beshear's 1997 and John Hicks received 116 votes.

For Secretary of State - Michael G. Adams 3220 and heather French Henry received 1959 votes.

For Attorney General - Daniel Cameron received 3508, while Gregory D. Stumbo received 1674 votes.

In the race for Auditor of Public Accounts - Mike Harmon with 3262 votes, Sheri Donahue with 1633 and Kyle Hugenberg with 141 votes.

For State Treasurer - Allison Ball received 3466 votes, while Michael Bowman received 1660.

In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture - Ryan F. Quarles 3466, Robert Haley Conway 1519 and Josh Gilpin received 138 votes.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

E-town crash leads to arrest

A Sunday morning crash in Elizabethtown has led to an arrest. According to Elizabethtown Police, a call was received that a crash had occurred on Nicholas Ridge Road. Police located 39 year-old Michael Lyons and a woman walking down a street. They advised police that they had left the crash scene where a parked vehicle had been struck. Michael Lyons was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid. He was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center and released on an unsecured bond.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Fort Campbell soldier arrested

A Fort Campbell soldier has been arrested for online enticement charges. Authorities say 35 year-old Jasper Smith thought he was talking to a 13 year-old girl on line, but it turned out to be an undercover officer.  The conversation ended when Jasper allegedly rented a motel room where he was supposed to meet up with the girl.  When Smith was arrested, officers allegedly found child porn pictures and videos on his computer. Smith is being held without bond in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested after traffic stop

A Glasgow man has been arrested after a traffic stop.  Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday on Happy Valley Road where they discovered a driver had multiple arrest warrants. Police say Cody Holley also tried to conceal drugs inside his vehicle. Holley was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense; tampering with physical evidence, failure to give a proper signal, no registration receipt, no registration plates, careless driving, and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense. He was also served with the warrants and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hodges elected as Metcalfe County Sheriff

It was an emotional night in the sheriff's race in Metcalfe County.  After months of speculation in Metcalfe County, Lonnie Hodges was elected as sheriff in Tuesday night's election.  Hodges took the office after former Sheriff Ricky Brooks died earlier this year.  Earlier in the year, there was controversy as the Republican party of Metcalfe County chose their candidate to be Charles Costello. Metcalfe County Clerk Carol Chaney says the process took a considerable amount of time as votes were tabulated slowly with six write-in candidates, including Hodges.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Cave City Councilman arrested

A Cave City councilman has been arrested after allegedly threatening a police officer. In an incident that occurred on Saturday, Cave City Police Officers attempted to serve a warrant on Joseph Davidson at a home on Northside Estates. Donnie Davidson, the father of Joseph Davidson, answered the door and told the officer he could go to the front if he needed to talk with him. The warrant says police could see Joseph inside the residence. Donnie Davidson told the officer he had no right on his property and returned inside the home, shutting the door. Davidson was arrested on charges of menacing and terroristic threatening.  Donnie Davidson was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

Carrie Helen Canady, 40, of Glasgow, was arrested on Friday by Glasgow Police officers after they responded to a residence along Quail Ridge Circle in reference to a drug complaint. Candy denied police officers consent to search her residence, but after obtaining a search warrant, officers located methamphetamine and various other drug paraphernalia. Canady was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine (first degree, second offense), trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces (fist offense), second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 20 grams (first offense, drug unspecified), third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, less than 20 grams (first offense, drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Canady was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Bowling Green pursuit leads to arrest

A Nashville woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday including possession of heroin, after a h9igh speed pursuit. Kentucky State Police says Amber Will was speeding on I-65 South around the 31 mile marker and when pulled over, told the trooper that the vehicle belonged to her boyfriend and there was no valid insurance on the car. Will also produced a suspended KY ID card. As the trooper walked back to the cruiser, Will drove away and exited I-65 at mile marker 22 and got back on I-65 North. She then exited at the 26 mile marker and traveled on a dead end road. Will was arrested on charges including: first-degree wanton endangerment, first degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first offense. Will was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for forgery

A 36 year-old Glasgow woman has been arrested on forgery charges. The Barren County Sheriff's Office says Deborah Gonzales arrived at the sheriff's office with an affidavit of forgery from South Central Bank for a check. Attached to the affidavit was a check that was written to Janette Bartley. The check was signed by Jannette and cashed at South Central Bank in Glasgow. Contact was made with Bartley who came to the sheriff's office. Bartley admitted to police that she had written and signed the check before cashing it, and that she had been working for the victim. Bartley was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd degree (identify) and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Hardin County Grand Jury indictment

A Vine Grove woman has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.  48 year-old April Blair was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment – one count for placing the person in a vehicle she struck in danger as well as two children in her vehicle who were under the age of 10, following a crash that occurred in September.  She was also indicted for first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants and failure to produce an insurance card.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

City of Cave City closed on Veteran's Day

The City of Cave City will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. Cave City garbage will be picked up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

New Ownership for A. F. Crow & Son

Almost all the staff faces at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home and the name are remaining the same, but the business that has been in Glasgow for 91 years was under new ownership as of Friday. The former owner, Follis Crow - technically Aubrey Follis Crow III - has retired, but has promised and emphasized that A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home will continue to provide excellent service with care and compassion, as it always has. The new owner is Morris Family Homes, the parent company for now six funeral homes, including Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro and Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford. The husband and wife team of Nathan and Megan Morris are the co-owners of that company, he being president and she vice president.

 

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

City of Cave City special called meeting

The City of Cave City regular (special) called meeting will be held at Council Chambers - City Hall Monday, November 4th, at 5:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include: Financial: Restaurant and Transient Room tax Collection for October and Cash Analysis for October and resolution for road air funds.

 

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

Two critically injured in crash

A two-vehicle crash Thursday night sent two people by air methods to a Louisville Hospital. Vine Grove Police say the crash occurred at the intersection of Rogersville Road and Ky. 313 - Joe Prather Highway. The two people transported by Air Methods from the crash scene both were in the vehicle driving on Joe Prather. In all, there were nine people in both vehicles. Those transported were extricated from the vehicle and were adults with critical injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

E-town man arrested for stalking

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested after attempting to run a vehicle off the road.  The Hardin County Sheriff's Office say 43 year-old Kenny Sandfer has been charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after he reportedly had been stalking a woman. Sandfer made an attempt to run the woman off the road, while her two children were inside the vehicle Wednesday night. Sandfer was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court November 8th.

 

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

Radcliff man killed on Indiana Interstate

A single vehicle crash in Jackson County, Indiana, has claimed the life of a Radcliff man. The crash occurred Wednesday on Interstate 65.  According to Indiana State Police, 53 year-old Robert O. Bell, of Radcliff, was driving

a 2005 Freightliner semi and trailer near Seymour, Indiana, when the vehicle left the roadway. Bell was transported by EMS to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, where he was pronounced dead.  According to police, Bell was on the phone prior to the crash and the person to which he was speaking indicated Bell was experiencing a medical emergency.

 

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Friday night area highschool football

Friday night will wind up the football season. Caverna Colonels will be on the road taking on Fort Knox at 6:30 p.m. Hart County Raiders will entertain Grayson County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC with Gary Gardner for the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

LIHEAP Subsidy to begin November 4th

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

Last Year, 418 households of Hart County received financial assistance from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.

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

·         Makes and completes an application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hart County Community Service Office

509 AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville, KY 42765

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

 

Monday                       8:00 – 4:00

Tuesday                       8:00 – 5:00

Wednesday                 8:00 – 4:00

Thursday                     8:00 – 4:00

Friday                          8:00 – 4:00

           

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

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

A Barren County Grand Jury has returned numerous recent indictments. They include:

* Michelle D. Thompson, 37, of Horse Cave.

* Dustin C. Berryman, 36, of Summer Shade.

* Christie G. Creek, 45, of Glasgow.

* Ricky W. Hodge, 48, of Glasgow.

* Shannon M. McGuire, 33, of Glasgow.

* Leo R. Wodrich, 26, of Glasgow.

* Matthew W. Hicks, 35, of Smiths Grove.

* Michael E. Johnson, 33, of Cave City.

* Andre D. Wesson, 29, of Glasgow.

* Daniel B. Depp, 38, of Glasgow.

* Jordan K. Johnson, 28, of Glasgow.

* Vickie L. Huff, 28, of Glasgow.

* Francisco A. Pascual, 34, of Glasgow.

* Carlie W. Key, 81, of Glasgow.

* Justin K. Hammer, 28, of Glasgow.

* Dedontae S. Morrison, 22, of Glasgow.

* Tony M. Rice, 40, of Munfordville.

* Erb A. Roution, 46, of Greensburg.

* Donald L. Booker, 45, of Smiths Grove.

* Ralph S. McCandless, 44, of Glasgow.

* Lori R. Ford, 40, of Edmonton.

* Troy D. LeCroy, 28, of Glasgow.

* Christopher J. Westbrook, 47, of Cave City.

* Andrew W. Olin, 33, of Glasgow.

* Jodi M. Akers, 28, of Glasgow.

* James T. Bray, 29, of Glasgow.

* Melinda C. Abner, 26, of Glasgow.

* Rodrix J. Brooks, 38, of Glasgow.

And John B. Daniels, 49, of Cave City.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Woman arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop in Glasgow leads to a woman's arrest on drug charges. Police say Rachel Polston, of Caneyville, was stopped on Happy Valley Road. Officials say Polston had a glass pipe, with suspected methamphetamine. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to produce insurance. Polston was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Election coverage on Studio 101

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, November 5th, for the General Election. Heading the ballot will be the governor's race as Republican Governor Matt Bevin will go up against the democratic candidate, Andy Beshear. John Hicks is also on the ballot for governor. For Secretary of State, Republic Michael G. Adams is challenging Democratic Candidate Heather French Henry. In the race for Attorney General, Republican Daniel Cameron will take on Gregory D. Stumbo, the democratic candidate. In the race for Auditor of Public Accounts, Incumbent Republican candidate Mike Harmon will go up against democratic candidate Sheri Donahue and Libertarian Kyle Hugenberg. For the office of State Treasurer, Allison Ball on the Republican side will challenge Democratic candidate Micheal Bowman. And for Commissioner of Agriculture, Republican Ryan F. Quarles, Democrat Robert Haley Conway and Libertarian Josh Gilpin will be in the running. Hart County Clerk's Office has these reminders for this year's election. Absentee voting is underway in the Clerk's Office. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 - WLOC will broadcast local live election coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m. from the Hart County Courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Drug complaint leads to arrest

A drug complaint in Glasgow has led to the arrest of one man. According to a police report, officers made contact with a homeowner at a residence on Lexington Drive Monday where a strong odor of marijuana was detected. While officers attempted to obtain a search warrant, another man, David T. Franklin, who lives at the home, ran inside the residence, attempting to destroy evidence. Franklin was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (second or greater offense; greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine); obstruction/interference with an officer; tampering with physical evidence and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.  Franklin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Guilty verdict in murder cases

A Hardin County Grand Jury has convicted a West Virginia man on two counts of murder. It took the jury less than an hour Monday afternoon to reach a verdict for 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of West Virginia. The verdict also includes guilty on two counts of first-degree assault, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), receiving stolen property, less than $10,000 and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. He is also regarded as a first-degree persistent felony offender. On October 20th, 2018, Welsh was fleeing from police in a 21 mile chase that ended when he crashed into a Honda Accord at the intersection of Battle Training Road and U.S. 31-W in Elizabethtown. 18 year-old Jacob Barber and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters were killed in the crash.  Two other teens were seriously injured. Welsh was sentenced to four life sentences. Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. December 10th in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Teacher pleads not guilty

The Barren County Middle School teacher charged with rape and sexual abuse has pled not guilty at his arraignment. His preliminary hearing is November 7th at 2:30 p.m. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to a sexual abuse allegation at the Barren County Middle School Friday around 1:00 p.m. Deputies say when they arrived, a 13 year-old Female confirmed sexual contact had been made between her and 27 year-old William Kyle Gardner, a teacher at Barren County Middle School. According to the arrest citation, the female juvenile was taken to the Child Advocacy Center where it was confirmed through an interview that Gardner had, on at least five occasions, had sexual contact with the child. Deputies say Gardner was later brought to the Barren County Sheriff's Office where an interview was conducted. He admitted to having sexual intercourse with the juvenile on three different occasions. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Munfordville awarded $108,725 in funding

During Monday’s presentation at Munfordville City Hall, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $108,725 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on East Center Street, Mill Street, Caldwell Street and Munford Avenue. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The investment supports Gov. Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

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

Munfordville Mayor John Johnson identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.

“We appreciate the award of discretionary municipal funds from Gov. Bevin for improving our city streets,” said Mayor Johnson. “We are proud of our city. With these improvements, we can continue making Munfordville a better place to live, work and play.

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

“This is great news for the people of Munfordville,” said Sen. Steve Meredith. “These resurfacing projects will have a noticeable impact on the community and I look forward to their completion. I’d like to thank the Governor for working with the general assembly to ensure that our local improvements are secured.”

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

County Taxpayer's Notice

The 2019 County Property Tax Bills have been mailed to Hart County residents. Property taxes can be paid beginning Friday, November 1st. And from November 1st through 30th, property owners can receive the 2% discount. Face amount will be due December 1st through December 31st. And penalties will apply after January 1st, 2020. Property tax bills may be paid at the Hart County Sheriff's Office at their new location on Main Street in Munfordville or make your payment at hartcountysheriff.com by credit or debit card.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Daylight Savings Time nears

Daylight Savings Time will end officially Sunday morning, November 3rd, at 2:00 a.m. That means it's time to turn the clocks back one hour as we fall back. One suggestion is to turn clocks back Saturday night before retiring to bed. It's also an opportunity to check batteries in smoke alarms.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Complaint leads to arrest in Edmonton

An Edmonton man has been arrested following a complaint. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint Saturday along A. H. Boston Road, regarding weapons.  Police say 49 year-old William W. Flickner had been involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, who left and went to a nearby residence. Flickner attempted to forcefully remove her from the residence and also struck another person's vehicle with a

wooden board, causing damage.  The owner of the residence retrieved a pistol and fired three shots into the ground.  Flickner left the property but was later located and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Man arrested after fleeing accident scene 

A man who fled the scene of an accident in Bowling Green is now behind bars. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to a collision Sunday morning involving a pedestrian on the 2100 block of Nashville Road.

Police say the victim had been walking on the side of the roadway when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The victim suffered substantial injuries and was immediately flown to Vanderbilt Hospital.  After further investigation, officers located the suspected vehicle with damage consistent with the crash. The owner of the vehicle, 20-year-old Landon May, was arrested and charged with assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.  He was transported and lodged in the Warren County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Middle School teacher makes court appearance

A Barren County Middle School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old female student, appeared in Barren District Court on Monday for arraignment.  27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was arrested Saturday morning after being interviewed by police. Gardner admitted to having sexual contact with the female juvenile on three occasions. Gardner requested to have an appointed lawyer. District Judge Gabe

Pendleton complied and set a new date for a hearing for next week.  Gardner is charged with three counts of second-degree rape with no force; five counts of first-degree sexual abuse; and one count of tampering with physical evidence.  Gardner remains lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Numerous shoplifting arrests in E-town

More than 20 people have been arrested on shoplifting charges in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Police Department reported details Monday morning during a news conference of numerous arrests last week. It involved the work of 10 EPD officers, two patrol sergeants and 12 local businesses. The  amount of items reportedly stolen was over $1,900.  In addition to the 22 people who were arrested, six were given citations, two committed trespassing offenses and one person has a pending warrant. Three people cited were juveniles. Officials say communication between police and the businesses was conducted through WhatsApp, a messaging application, allowing Elizabethtown's Police Department dispatch system to focus on other calls.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Unlawful imprisonment arrest in Metcalfe County

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested on Unlawful Imprisonment charges.  Sheriff Lonnie Hodges says Mack Webb had several warrants out for his arrest.  Webb was taken into custody at a residence on Walker Road in Summer Shade Monday afternoon. Sheriff Hodges discovered Webb was also holding a woman there against her will and that the woman had also been assaulted. Webb was transported to the Barren County Jail, facing numerous charges including two counts of assault and unlawful imprisonment.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Nearly $3700 raised during Clothes for Kids auction

The annual Clothes for Kids Fall Radio Auction brought in nearly $3700. WLOC would like to thank everyone who donated and volunteered to make the auction a success.  The total amount raised was $3,694.75. Proceeds benefit the nine family resource centers in Hart County and Caverna School systems.  Donations may be given anytime throughout the year: Mail your monetary donations to: WLOC  P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A 46 year-old Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. After investigating drug activity, the Barren River Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Glasgow Police Department and the Barren County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant Saturday afternoon at a residence on Wells Rd. in Glasgow. Detectives recovered a large amount of crystal meth, cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, a handgun and cash at the residence.  46 year-old James H. Kingery was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offence - methamphetamine, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree - cocaine, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, endangering the welfare of a minor, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of a controlled substance1st degree, 2nd offence and possession of drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Hart County Raider Band 7th in State

Congratulations to the Hart County Raider Marching Band... they ended up 7th in the state after performing Saturday during the Kentucky Music Educators Association Marching Band Championship in Bowling Green.  The band competed in Class 2-A which was won by Beechwood High School.

Hart County's marching band moves on to compete in the Tri-State-Championship in two weeks.  That contest will be held in Miamisburg, Ohio.  Hart County is the reigning class A tri-state champion.  The band was moved up from class single A and will compete this year in class 2A.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

BCMS teacher arrested

A Barren County Middle School teacher has been arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.  27 year-old William K. Gardner was arrested Saturday and charged with rape, sexual abuse and tampering with evidence.  According to a Facebook post by the Barren County School district, school officials were notified on Friday of an inappropriate relationship between Gardner and a student. School officials say they take the allegations ‘extremely seriously’ and are fully cooperating with authorities. Gardner is currently being held on a $75,000 bond at the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Fatal collision in Tompkinsville

Kentucky State Police investigated a fatal collision Friday morning in Tompkinsville. KSP says 52 year-old Melissa Nelson struck the rear end of a dump truck on KY 163 around 6:24 a.m. as the driver, 35 year-old Nicholas Cunningham, also of Tompkinsville, was stopped to make a left hand turn into J. Stephens Construction. KSP says Nelson was not wearing her seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner. Cunningham was uninjured and was wearing a seat belt.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Drug buy leads to Bowling Green arrest

A Bowling Green man was arrested Thursday after a Warren County Drug Task Force investigation.  46 year-old Larry D. Waddell was arrested after police discovered a controlled drug buy on Adams Street in Bowling Green. Waddell was charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Three arrested on drug charges

There people were arrested on drug charges Thursday by Glasgow police.  Officer Wesley Hicks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 44 year-old Chasity Stewart, of Cave City. After a search of the vehicle, Stewart was arrested and charged with failure to dim headlights, failure to produce insurance card, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.  23 year-old Hallie M. Jones, also of Cave City, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and probation violation for felony offense.  27 year-old James D. Wyatt, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and was served with active arrest warrants.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Bowling Green man injured in altercation

A Bowling Green man has been injured after an altercation Sunday morning at the Capitol Arts Center. Bowling Green Police responded to the Arts Center around 1:00 a.m. and found a man with substantial facial injuries sustained during a fight. Police say the fight appeared to be alcohol related. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Sean Packett. He was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspects in the fight have not been identified because they were wearing Halloween costumes during the time of the assault. An investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Three arrested for drug trafficking

The Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force and KSP have made several arrests following a drug trafficking investigation.  Police say they made a controlled drug buy on Tuesday from 29-year-old Geneva Johnson, of Bowling Green and during surveillance Johnson allegedly obtained meth from her supplier, 40-year-old Robert Smith of Bowling Green. 20-year-old Alexander Chant, of Peoria, Arizona, was with her when she was stopped.  Johnson was arrested Tuesday and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree (methamphetamine), Trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd Degree, (Xanax); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Robert Smith was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree, (Meth); Trafficking in Marijuana, Less Than 8oz, and Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon.  Alexander Chant was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree, (Meth). All three were lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Transportation Cabinet funding announcement in Munfordville

A  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official will be in attendance at Munfordville City Hall Monday, October 28th to make a transportation funding announcement. Gray Tomblyn II, Commissioner of the KYTC Department of Rural & Municipal Aid will be at City Hall at 4 p.m. for the announcement of funding.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Bonnieville awarded $53,036 in pavement funds

During Friday’s presentation at Bonnieville City Hall, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official announced $53,036 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Bonn Drive and Creek Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The City of Bonnieville is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the projects.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

In Friday night's area high school football action:  Larue County defeated Hart County 45 to 14. Fulton County defeated Caverna 47 to 0, Green County over Metcalfe County in overtime 14 to 6, Glasgow defeated Casey County 21 to 14, Meade County over Barren County 42 to 12, Edmonson County 13 to Clinton County 0 and Taylor over Adair County 31 to 20.

 

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

Cave City man injured in crash

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident with injury on Mammoth Cave Road. 50 year-old Danny Hatcher, of Cave City, was operating a 1999 Ford pickup westbound when he stated that the sun obstructed his vision causing him to cross the center line and travel off the roadway striking a tree. Hatcher was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. BCSO was assisted on scene by Barren Metcalfe EMS, Cave City Police Department and the Cave City Fire Department.

 

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

KYTC funding announcement in Bonnieville

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official will be in attendance at Bonnieville City Hall Friday at 12 noon to make a transportation funding announcement. Mark Welch of the KYTC Department of Rural & Municipal Aid will be in attendance.

 

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

Traffic Advisory: KY 218 & KY 335 in Hart County (Horse Cave to I-65)

Railroad crossing reconstruction by CSX will require closure of KY 218 in Horse Cave just to the West of US 31W on Monday and Tuesday (October 28th and 29th). The crew is expediting work to finish within the two day window. When work on the KY 218 crossing is complete, work will take place on the KY 335 crossing between Horse Cave and Cave City. Depending on completion of the first crossing, closure of KY 335 is expected to be either Wednesday and Thursday (October 29th and 30th) or Thursday and Friday (October 30th and 31st).

For the KY 218 closure, truck traffic from I-65 is being directed to Cave City and proceed to the industrial district via US 31W. Local traffic is encouraged to use KY 335.

For the KY 335 closure, motorists will use US 31W and/or KY 218 as a detour route.

Signs are posted along these routes to alert traffic about upcoming work. Detour signs will also be posted during the closure.


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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Arrest made in Bowling Green shooting

Bowling Green Police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that took place Sunday. According to a news release, 27 year-old Jamin K. Pewett was involved in a shooting at Hilltop Club Apartments. Pewett supposedly shot 22 year-old Christopher Wilkinson in the leg after a brief argument. Pewett was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. An investigation into the shooting is continuing.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Trial date set for accused murderer

A trial date has been set for a man accused in the slaying of 32 year-old Christopher Walker, of Glasgow. In Barren Circuit Court Monday, 49 year-old David Pons had his murder trial slated for September 15-18th of 2020. A pretrial hearing was also scheduled for June 15th, 2020. Pons was arrested April 27th after Walker was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds outside a residence along Park City-Glasgow Road. Walker was found inside a vehicle at the residence along with Pon's wife, Melinda Pons, who was discovered unconscious by authorities. David Pons claimed self-defense while being taken into custody. He was indicted on one count of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment and remains lodged in the Barren County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Teen survivors of deadly car crash testify

15 year-old Macie McMillen, a John Hardin High School sophomore, testified Wednesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court. She and classmate Cameron Brown survived the Oct. 20th, 2018, crash that killed two of their friends. Brown also testified Wednesday as the murder trial began. Shawn Welsh, accused of murder in the death of two teens last year, sat Wednesday afternoon between two of his attorneys as he listened to testimony. Former Meade County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Casey was one of three people to testify Wednesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court as a double murder trial began. Two teenagers who survived a car crash that killed two of their friends last October, testified Wednesday afternoon they were driving around waiting to return to John Hardin High School to attend a dance when their vehicle was struck.

Macie McMillen, 15, a John Har­din sophomore, and Cameron Brown, 17, a junior, said they each were talking with Katarina Peeters, 17, shortly before a violent crash on U.S. 31W on the south end of Radcliff. A stolen Silverado truck driven by Shawn Welsh, 37, of Mar­ion, West Virginia, was traveling in the southbound emergency lane and slammed into the Honda Accord being driven by Jacob Barber, 18.

Barber and Peeters died in the Oct. 20, 2018, crash that occurred at about 8:30 p.m.

Welsh is charged with two counts of murder; two counts of first-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender; receiving stolen property more than $500; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; and first-degree possession of methamphetamine. He was uninjured in the crash and was apprehended by police shortly after leaving his vehicle.

Peeters was a John Hardin High School senior and Barber, who had attended the school, had received his Hardin County High School diploma a week before he died.

Welsh was accompanied in the Silverado by his girlfriend, Laura Neville, 37, of Morgan­town, West Virginia. She is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and also was charged on a fugitive warrant. She remains in jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled for trial in January.

Kentucky State Police has handled the crash investigation.  If convicted of murder, Welsh could spend the rest of his life in prison.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Scottsville man sentenced on murder charges

The sentencing phase for the Scottsville man convicted of killing and raping a 7 year-old girl in 2015 started in Allen Circuit Court Wednesday morning. Timothy Madden appeared in the Allen County Judicial Center before Judge Janet Crocker. The Commonwealth's Attorney started the day by questioning Kentucky State Police Detective Wes Medley. he provided the commonwealth with details about the day of Gabbi Doolin's murder. Leading up to a break for lunch, the court heard testimony from the forensic analyst who found DNA matching Madden on Doolin's body. Tim Adams with KSP took the stand after a break for lunch. He said Madden admitted to being at the football game that night playing hide and go seek with children. Sergeant Adam Morgan with KSP said once they identified Madden as a person of interest they went to his house where he admitted to taking a bath when he got home. In the tub, police found a pink fiber similar to clothing Gabbi Doolin was wearing. A witness at the game stated she saw Gabbi Doolin playing with two other girls during the football game. She said the girls went to play hide and seek and came back saying they couldn't find Gabbi. She added one of the girls playing with Gabbi was Madden's daughter. Judge Janet Crocker accepted the commonwealth's recommendation and sentenced Madden to life in prison without parole. On August 24th, Madden had pleaded guilty to Gabbi Doolin's murder and kidnapping and entered an Alford plea for rape and sodomy.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Nine Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

Nine indictments have been returned by the Metcalfe County Grand Jury.

* Patrick J. Rowe, 33, of Edmonton, on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* Adam R. Azar, 33, of Jamestown, on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl).

* Douglas K. Pennycuff, 62, of Albany, was indicted on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, 3rd or more offense.

* Jonathan W. Greer, 38, of Glasgow, on one count of receiving stolen property $500 or more but less than $10,000, and one count of obscuring the identity of a machine or other property $500 or more but less than $10,000).

* Christopher D. Hollingsworth, 44, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* April D. McCoy, 38, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* Adam B. Cook, 33, of Edmonton, on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, 3rd or more offense).

* James E. Vibbert, 42, of Edmonton, on one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of public intoxication, and one count of 2nd degree persistent felony offender.

* Jerry R. Roscoe, 26, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

 

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Fulton County at 7:00 p.m. 

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

 

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering on Saturday to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely for the 'National Drug Take Back Day'. For the first time, they will be accepting vaping devices and cartridges at any drop off location during 'National Take Back Day.' These devices cannot contain lithium ion batteries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there was at least 1,479 lung injury cases reported across every state but Alaska, all connecting to the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. Thirty-three deaths from these products have been confirmed nationally. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at 16 locations throughout the state.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Trial set in two teen deaths

A little more than a year after two Elizabethtown teenagers were killed in a car crash following a Halloween event at John Hardin High School, the man charged with causing their deaths and seriously injuring two other teens will stand trial.  Jury selection has begun in Hardin Circuit Court for the case against 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of Marion, West Virginia. While fleeing from police Oct. 20, 2018, Welsh is charged with crashing a stolen Chevrolet Silverado into a Honda Accord, killing 18 year-old Jacob Barber and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Battle Training Road. Barber and Peeters were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.

Welsh is charged with two counts of murder; two counts of first-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender; receiving stolen property more than $500; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; and first-degree possession of methamphetamine. If convicted of murder, Welsh could spend the rest of his life in prison. Welsh reportedly traveled 21 miles in 18 minutes, passing through residential areas in Vine Grove and Radcliff and eventually onto U.S. 31W.

A passenger in the Silverado, 37 year-old Laura Neville, of Morgantown, West Virginia, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and also was charged on a fugitive warrant. She remains held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled for trial in January.  Welsh is in the Hardin County facility on a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Two arrested after drug complaint in Barren County

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

the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Complaint leads to two arrests

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

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

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

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

DUI arrests in Cave City

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

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

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Butler County $1million lottery winner

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

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Two separate weekend arrests in Hart County

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

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for child abuse

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Pair convicted in 2018 E-town murder

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Munfordville City Council special meeting

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Hart County Raider Band Regionals

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Glasgow

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on active warrant

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Barren County pedestrian pursuit leads to arrest

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

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

He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Hemp processing plant underway in Cave City

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

 

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Monday, October 21st, 2019

Two separate weekend arrests in Hart County

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

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

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Hart County Clerks Office closed

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

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for assault

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

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Drug arrest in Glasgow

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

 

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Friday, October 18th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Scottsville Police following leads in woman's disappearance

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested after stealing moped

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Testimony begins in murder case

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Former MCNP employee pleads guilty

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Grayson County High students vaping

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

School threat determined non-credible

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

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

E-town grandfather charged with assault

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

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Hardin Memorial Hospital invests $3 million for equipment

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

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

FRECC achieves sixth Governor’s Safety & Health Award

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

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Complaint leads to assault arrest

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

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

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Owensboro man arrested after multi-county pursuit

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

 

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Two Edmonton women arrested for theft

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

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

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

In area high school football action Friday night:

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

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

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

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Three drug arrests in Glasgow

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

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Cave City traffic stop leads to pursuit

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

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

 

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Edmonton man critically injured in crash

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

Tennessee, where he is listed in critical condition.

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Industry Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday

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

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Green River College & Career Academy

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

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM meeting

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

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

LIHEAP Subsidy Program begins November 4th

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

 

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

·         Makes and completes an application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hart County Community Service Office

509 AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville, KY 42765

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

 

Monday                       8:00 – 4:00

Tuesday                       8:00 – 5:00

Wednesday                 8:00 – 4:00

Thursday                     8:00 – 4:00

Friday                          8:00 – 4:00

 

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

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Hart County High host Cyberbullying forum

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

 

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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Traffic stop in Cave City leads to police pursuit

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

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Soccer District Championship game

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Hart County Clerk's Office closed Saturday

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Drug bust in Metcalfe and Cumberland County

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Two Glasgow men arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Double murder trial begins Monday

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

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

 

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Two arrested in carjacking

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

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

HCHS 1989 30th Class Reunion

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

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Factory closure means loss of jobs

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

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Man arrested after leaving the scene

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

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Serial killer labeled by FBI

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Fire at Glasgow Factory injures first responder

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Burglary investigation in Cave City

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Drug arrest at Glasgow Walmart

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Arrest made in Warren County shooting

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Burn Ban lifted for Hart County

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Father arrested, child tests positive for meth

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury returns indictments

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

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

MCNP Grant Provides Access to Area Students

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

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Columbia Downtown Days this weekend

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

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at PaDaddy's Backyard BBQ

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

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

SCRTC annual meeting held recently

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Reminders from Hart County Clerk's Office

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

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Unit meeting

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

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Arrests made in damaged Amish School

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

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Complaint leads to Bowling Green arrest

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

 

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Monday, October 7th, 2019

Two arrested in Metcalfe County for theft

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

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019 

Three arrested on burglary charges

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

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Shoplifter arrested after pursuit at Wal-mart

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

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

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Field fire in Barren County burns 20 acres

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

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Edmonton man arrested after fleeing

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

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

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

 

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

Bank merger involving Hart County bank

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

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

No clues found in search for missing woman

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

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Radcliff shooting leads to two arrests

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

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

E-town man charged with sex offenses

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

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Fall ushers in flu season

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Friday night area high school football

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested on multiple charges

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Person of interest named in disappearance

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Warrants served on Glasgow man

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Husband arrested for shooting at wife's car

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

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

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

Resurfacing work will address:

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

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

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

·        Higbee Street (City Street 2040) – resurfacing 0.08

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

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

 

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Upton man arrested on sex charges involving minor

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

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Man arrested in E-town for strangulation

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

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Recalled chicken disposed after being served in schools

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

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Smiths Grove man pleads guilty

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

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

West Virginia scheduled to appear in court

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

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

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

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Two Hart County men arrested for drugs

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

 

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Person of interest identified in cold case

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

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Emergency Burn Ban declared in Hart County

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

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Hart County teach stuck in elevator

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

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to manslaughter

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

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Two teens injured in Metcalfe County rollover

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

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Fatality in fatal crash in Hardin County

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

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Fires destroy structures in Hart County

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

 

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Monday, September 30th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

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

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Cave City CEA receives $1.4 million grant

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

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

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

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Voter registration deadline nearing

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

Be a U. S. Citizen.

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

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

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

Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.

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

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

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Wanted homeless man arrested in Edmonson County

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

 

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Two drug arrests made in Glasgow

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

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Summer Shade woman faces drug charges

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

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Sulphur Well woman arrested for marijuana cultivation

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

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

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Barren Circuit Court pretrial conferences

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Doctors fear increase in flu

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Donations through Oct. 4th may win passes

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

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

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

Suggested items include:

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

Monetary donations may be mailed to:

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Friday night area high school football action

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

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Foot pursuit leads to arrest

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Cave City man arrested in Glasgow

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

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Fight leads to arrest in Glasgow

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Hart County Hall of Fame Game

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

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Rate increase from Horse Cave Water