Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Traffic Advisory: I-65 Both Directions Near Mile Marker 103 (Hardin/Bullitt County Line)

Bridge maintenance will impact traffic along I-65 this week just north of Elizabethtown near Mile Marker 103. Various lane closures will be required from approximately 8am to 6pm on the following days:

Wednesday, May 22 Southbound Right Lane

Thursday, May 23 Southbound Right Lane

Friday, May 24 To Be Determined

Two lanes will remain open but short delays may be possible upon approach to the bridge location. Motorists should be prepared to reduce speed and merge according to posted signage.

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Campground

A Ribbon Cutting will be held at Double J Stables and Horseman's Campground on Friday, May 24th, at 4:00 p.m.  The event is being hosted by the Cave City, Edmonson and Hart County Chambers of Commerce. Light refreshments will be served. The facility is located at 542 Lincoln School Rd, Mammoth Cave.

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Local sports action this week

In High School Baseball… Both Caverna and Hart County ended their seasons Tuesday evening in the 18th District Tournament in Hodgenville.  LaRue County defeated Caverna 15-2 and Green County defeated Hart County 11-1.  The district baseball championship game between the Hawks and the Dragons is set for tonight.

In High School Softball… Hart County defeated LaRue County twice during the regular season but couldn’t get over the hump Tuesday night in the 18th District Tournament from Hodgenville.  LaRue County won 13-9.  Hart County finishes the season at 21 and 15.  Caverna’s season also came to an end with a 10-0 loss to Green County.  The district girls softball championship game between Caverna and Green County is tonight..

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, May 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. one the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving appointment of Treasurer, resolution agreement with GRVWD (ARC Grant), agreement with KY Office of Homeland Security, Grant, Judge/Executive to sign agreement with Jim Wood Auction to sell Solid Waste Truck, to sign Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with KSP for 911 Dispatching, approve contract with Constable Walter Bush, Judge/Executive to sign memorandum of agreement with Hart County Extension District 2019/20 Budget, approve right of way easement at Northtown Schoolhouse Road with Jessica Dennison and approve 1st reading of Ordinance, 25 mph speed limit on Northtown Schoolhouse Road.

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Statewide raced election results

Kentucky voters have set up a contentious governor’s race for this fall.  Democrats have chosen current Attorney General, Andy Beshear to represent the party in November.  Republicans have chosen current Governor, Matt Bevin.  In addition to their legal battles within the framework of their respective offices, both men have given and taken extreme criticism from the other over the past four years.  Beshear narrowly defeated his closest challenger Rocky Adkins by just over 2,300 votes state-wide.  Bevin defeated his closest challenger Robert Goforth by about 3,500 votes.

Hart County Democrat voters pulled opposite the rest of the state on the Democrat ticket for governor.  Rocky Adkins picked up 553 votes to Beshear’s 533 votes.  Adam Edelen captured 341 votes and Geoff Young received 46 votes from Hart County Democrat voters.  The county’s Republican vote fell in line with the rest of the state with Bevin picking up 443 votes to Goforth’s 245.  William Woods picked up 43 votes and Ike Lawrence received 28 votes from Hart County Republican voters.

In the Secretary of State race, Democrat Heather French Henry received 71% of the state-wide vote and Republican Michael Adams received 41% of the state-wide vote.  Hart County voters selected the same candidates by approximately the same margins.

In the Attorney General primary, Republican voters have selected Daniel Cameron over Will Schroder with Cameron picking up 55% of the state-wide vote.  Hart County voters also sided with Cameron.

Democrat Robert Conway will run against Republican Ryan Quarles in the fall for Commissioner of Agriculture.  Conway received 60% of the state-wide vote but Hart County ended up with challenger Joe Trigg receiving 650 votes to Conway’s 635 votes.  Local Republican voters selected Quarles by a 625 to 86 count.

On the Democrat ticket for Auditor of Public Accounts, Sheri Donahue was selected by receiving 47% of the vote and on the Democrat ticket for State Treasurer, Michael Bowman was selected by receiving 66% of the vote.  Hart County voters selected both by comparable margins.

State-wide, voter turnout was just over 19% while in Hart County, voter turnout was just over 16% with 2,254 residents casting votes.  The highest turnout in the state was concentrated in the Bluegrass Region, where Estill and Franklin County voters turned out at over 40% each.  Western Kentucky has some of the lowest reported turnout with Christian County reporting in at only 9%.

Hart County Clerk, Lisa Sanders, said no major problems were reported on Tuesday.  We want to thank Lisa and her staff for their cooperation during our coverage.  Thanks to area sponsors for making Tuesday evening’s broadcast from the Hart County Courthouse possible.

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Murder for hire arrest in Bowling Green

A Kentucky man accused in a murder-for-hire plot is awaiting extradition in the Philippines, where he was arrested on charges including complicity to murder.  The Bowling Green Daily News reports 39-year-old Antonio Marsonel Wilson was supposed to appear in Kentucky court this week, but the appearance was pushed to June as his extradition is expected to take several more weeks.  Wilson and 46-year-old Jeffery Smith are charged in the death of 49-year-old Smajo Miropija. Miropija's severely burned body was found at a trucking company in February.  Court documents say Wilson hired Smith to kill his girlfriend's father. They say Wilson wanted revenge for a physical fight between him and the man. They say he fled the country and was arrested in March.  Smith is in custody on charges including murder.

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Grayson County man impersonating police officer

A man from Grayson County is facing charges after impersonating a police officer earlier this week. A Falls of Rough Park Ranger received a report Monday night that someone was tampering with an airplane at the Falls of Rough Airport.  The report said Daniel England identified himself as working with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department and displayed a badge. England fled on foot to a pickup and left the scene.  A vehicle pursuit was halted due to safety concerns. England was later found hiding behind his home in a field with a .45 caliber handgun. The report said England asked officers to shoot him, but he was taken into custody without incident. Deputies with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department found what appeared to be an airplane ignition on the ground next to the driver’s side door of his truck, and a pilot’s bag containing headsets, airplane manuals and other aviation equipment.  England faces charges of impersonating a peace officer, resisting arrest, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Boil Water Advisory by City of Munfordville

The city of Munfordville has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all Munfordville water customers who live north of Marathon Station on 31-W/Raider Hollow Road.

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Cloned credit card arrests in E-town

Two Michigan men have been arrested in Elizabethtown for using cloned credit cards.  According to Elizabethtown Police, 21 year-old Michael Stafford was using multiple credit cards at Kroger in an attempt to purchase gift cards.  Stafford left and met with 22 year-old Marvin Stewart at Subway restaurant. The two men reportedly were found using a computer with a card encoder, as well as a notebook with a list of the BIN numbers used for cloning credit cards. Both men were charged with one count of possession of a forgery identity device. Stafford and Stewart were released Wednesday afternoon after each posted a $2,500 unsecured bond.

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Click-It or Ticket and "Move Over"

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 3 states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and District of Columbia are joining forces to remind drivers and passengers of the importance of seat belt use, while also highlighting their Move Over laws.

“We cannot overstate the importance of wearing a seat belt,” said Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula.It’s the law, but it’s more than that: by far, buckling up is the simplest thing you can do to limit injury or save your life if involved a crash. We appreciate those in law enforcement who patrol our roadways and cite unrestrained drivers and passengers.”

New to the region’s Click it or Ticket campaign this year, which runs May 13 to June 2, is a reminder of the dangers first responders and roadway workers face while stopped on the roadways. NHTSA Region 3 states have designated May 16 as “Move Over Day.”

“Kentucky passed a Move Over law in 2003,” said Siwula. “All 50 states have enacted Move Over laws, but very few people know these laws exist.”

Kentucky requires motorists to move over to the adjacent lane when approaching an emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle with flashing lights. If changing lanes is impossible or unsafe, motorists must slow down and use caution. Failure to do so can result in fines, jail time or both.

 According to NHTSA, traffic-related fatalities are the leading cause of law enforcement deaths. So far in 2019, 14 law enforcement officers have been killed in traffic-related crashes.

The region-wide Move Over emphasis on May 16th coincides with the conclusion of Police Week, which pays tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication.

Thousands of Americans are alive today thanks to strong state laws, the Click It or Ticket enforcement and paid media effort, and the year-round “Buckle Up America” campaigns.

Nationwide in 2017, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives of occupants 5 and older. From 2013–2017, belt use is estimated to have saved almost 70,000 lives.

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Fred's in Munfordville is closing

Another round of closings is coming for the discount chain Fred's, including the Munfordville location. A company statement was issued Thursday (today) as part of an “ongoing effort to rationalize its store footprint."  In this round, 104  locations are affected. The announcement comes after an early April move when the company began liquidation sales at 159 previously announced locations and follows an evaluation of store performance and timing of lease expirations. “These additional store closures are a difficult, but necessary step in the continued restructuring of Fred’s,” Fred’s CEO Joseph Anto said in the statement. Fred's had already closed the pharmacy section of the Munfordville store.  The Cave City location closed in early 2017.  When asked, an employee at the Munfordville store could not yet give a finalized closing date.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Sheriff's Office investigates act of fraud

Recently the Hart County Sheriff's Office took a complaint regarding an act of Fraud. The fraudulent act allegedly began in California. A person's bank account was hacked in California and a fraudulent wire transfer was sent to an elderly lady in Hart County. A fictitious person started a phone based relationship with the elderly lady and, after several months, gained her trust. The lady in Hart County was advised to cash the checks and send the cash, nearly $30,000, via UPS to a person in Florida. The Hart County Sheriff's Office was notified and intercepted the UPS package just prior to it being flown to Florida via overnight air freight. The bulk cash was returned to the bank and back to the original victim in California. The Hart County Sheriff's Office wants to advise residents that no legitimate government agency, or the IRS, will contact you and demand money over the phone and no legitimate organization will request you to send money in the form of gift cards or pre-paid credit cards. Also, no jail will allow you to bond a family member out with gift cards or pre-paid credit cards. Jails also require you to be present and sign paperwork in order to bond someone out. Remember, just because a phone number appears to be local, does not mean that it is local. Phone numbers can be spoofed into appearing to be local and can even be made to appear as one of your family member's phone numbers. If you have a computer equipped with anti-virus software, you can still be hacked. Do not open any emails that are sent from an unknown source. If you are suspicious of a phone call that you think may be a scam, contact the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Kentucky Primary Election Tuesday

Primary Election is Tuesday. The ballot is filled with statewide races headed by the race for governor.

Republican Party

Governor and Lt. Governor

1. Robert Goforth and Michael T. Hogan

2. Ike Lawrence and James Anthony Rose

3. William E. Woods and Justin B. Miller

4. Matthew G. Bevin and Ralph A. Alvarado

Secretary of State

1. Andrew English

2. Stephen L. Knipper

3. Carl Nett

4. Michael G. Adams

Attorney General

1. Will Schroder

2. Daniel Cameron

Commissioner of Agriculture

1. Ryan F. Quarles

2. Bill Polyniak

 

Democratic Party

Governor and Lt. Governor

1. Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman

2. Adam H. Edelen

3. Geoffrey M. "Geoff" Young and Joshua N. "Josh" French

4. Rocky Adkins and Stephanie Horne

Secretary of State

1. Jason Griffith

2. Heather French Henry

3. Geoff Sebesta

4. Jason S. Belcher

Auditor of Public Accounts

1. Sheri Donahue

2. Chris Tobe

3. Kelsey Hayes Coots

State Treasurer

1. Josh Mers

2. Michael Bowman

Commissioner of Agriculture

1. Joe Trigg

2. Robert Haley Conway.

WLOC's Chris Jessie will provide local live election coverage Tuesday night, May 21st, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Boil Water Advisory by City of Munfordville

The city of Munfordville has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all Munfordville water customers who live north of Marathon Station on 31-W/Raider Hollow Road.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Trial underway in foster son's death

A Kentucky man accused of killing his 4-year-old foster son is now on trial for the boy's death. The Courier Journal reports the trial of 34-year-old Billy Embry-Martin started Wednesday. Hunter Payton died two years ago from head injuries. Embry-Martin's lawyer, James Hafley, says Hunter was eating at his foster home's kitchen island when he fell and struck his head. A state medical examiner ruled the injuries were inflicted and not accidental. The trial is expected to last a week.

    

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Franklin man dies in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Allen County has claimed the life of a Franklin man. Officials say a vehicle noticed a motorcycle that had crashed on the side of Highway 100, near the 4500 block early Tuesday evening.  Sixty-one-year-old Richard Devee, of Franklin, was pronounced dead on the scene. The Allen County Sheriff's Department says there were no witnesses to the crash and an investigation is ongoing. 

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Bowling Green man has pled guilty to manslaughter charges.  According to the Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney, Ernest "Mac" Lasley Jr., pleaded guilty to Manslaughter First Degree for the January 2018 killing of his wife Betty Bunch. The Commonwealth recommended a 10 year sentence with no parole eligibility until he has served 85% of his sentence.  This sentence was imposed by Judge Steve Wilson.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Two arrested at Happy Valley Inn

Two Glasgow residents were arrested at a hotel Wednesday on drug charges. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint at Happy Valley Inn.  After searching the residence, officers found meth and drug paraphernalia.  Franciso Pascual was arrested and charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, along with violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. Takeisha Pascual was charged with possession of meth and drug

paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Mammoth Cave National Park plans closure

Mammoth Cave National Park plans closure of Green River Ferry Service and roadway for site improvements  Mammoth Cave National Park’s Green River Ferry service and portions of Green River Ferry Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from approximately Monday, June 17 to Friday, November 15 in order to complete a vehicle ramp extension project. The Green River Ferry area will remain open to paddlers and hikers throughout the construction, but parking and public access will be limited.

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

School bus driver arrested

A Barren County school bus driver has been arrested.  On Monday afternoon, Detective Adam Bow with the Barren County Sheriff's Office received a call from a resource officer at Barren County High School, concerning a report from a female juvenile involved in an incident with a bus driver. After an interview with the driver, 34 year-old Randall J. Hastedt, of Glasgow, admitted that while en route to the juvenile's home in Barren County, he offered the female twenty dollars twice to show him her breasts.  A warrant was obtained for his arrest. Hastedt was taken into custody and lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center.

 

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Wednesday, May 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, May 17th, 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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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Traffic Advisory- I-65 NB & SB

Northbound and southbound work to correct settling near Mile Marker 83 at Nolin River Bridges will take place Wednesday, May 15th, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions for this work. Wednesday and Thursday night, May 15th & 16th, there will be various lane closures between Mile Markers 91 and 97 in both directions. Work will begin each night at 7:00 p.m. and should be complete by 6:00 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at times.

 

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Drug arrest was made in Glasgow Monday

According to the Glasgow Police Department, a traffic stop was conducted on South Morgan Street. An officer confirmed that the driver, Jimmy Tucker, of Glasgow, had a suspended driver's license.  K-9 Joe was deployed and alerted officers to something in the vehicle.  Tucker was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license; failure to produce an insurance card; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; and possession of marijuana. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Landlord arrested for shooting at tenants

A landlord was arrested Sunday evening in Rineyville by Vine Grove police after allegedly shooting a gun in the direction of four tenants.  73 year-old Stephen Lynch, of Louisville, is charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of fourth-degree assault.  According to an arrest citation, Lynch visited the residence Sunday night to file eviction paperwork with the tenants and demanded access to the property to take photographs. When the tenants denied Lynch access, he allegedly fired a single round from his handgun in their direction. The round went through the wall of the residence and nearly struck a tenant who was leaving the building. Lynch’s firearm then jammed and the tenants disarmed him before police arrived.  Lynch also allegedly struck one of the tenants in the throat with his cane.  Lynch was lodged Sunday night in the Hardin County Detention Center and appeared Monday morning in Hardin District Court.  He was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond Monday afternoon.

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Vehicle registration unavailable election day

Vehicle registration at the Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Tuesday, May 21st, on Primary Election Day.

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Cave City City Council meeting

Elected officials in Cave City met for the first time after the controversial firing of the city's police chief for the past three years, Terrill Riley. Monday night's City Council meeting was filled with people with dissatisfaction. It was the first gathering for Cave City's City Council members, alongside Mayor Dwayne Hatcher, after the abrupt firing of Riley. Before adjourning, the council accepted public comment from the room, and one by one people approached the podium, including the former police chief. In January, the mayor had sent a memo of 10 supervisory instructions for Riley to uphold. He told the room Riley hadn't followed the particular instructions of making every attempt of having two officers on duty at all times, and mandating that officers wear bullet-proof vests at all times, per their standard of protocol. Council members raised their concerns as well to the decision, one they don't have control over. Not all who spoke were in support of Riley, but the overwhelming majority were.

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

E-town man convicted on murder charges

An Elizabethtown man charged in a 2018 shooting death of another man on Greenway Drive was convicted Monday afternoon of murder by a Hardin County Jury. A sentence of life in prison was recommended. Bradley Anderson was charged in the April 5, 2018, death of 26 year-old Stanley McFalda, Jr. Anderson shot McFalda once in the head. It took jurors about 70 minutes to find Anderson guilty of murder. McFalda's father, Stanley McFalda, Sr., call his son "a good boy" and said the jury's decision provided "complete relief." The jury settled on the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. he could have been sentenced to 20 to 50 years. Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton will set a date for final sentencing.

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Kentucky State Police Post 4 To Honor Fallen Troopers

The week of May 12th through 19th, 2019 is National Police Officers Memorial Week. On May 15th, 2019 beginning at 9:00 A.M. EDT, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers will be traveling to the gravesites of their fallen brethren and placing wreaths in honor of their ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Trooper Lee Trebu Huffman, age 27, was struck and killed by an automobile May 19, 1953, while working a vehicle accident in Hardin County. He was assigned to Post 4 Elizabethtown and had served with the Kentucky State Police for two years. He was survived by his wife and young son. Trooper Huffman is buried at Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 218 in Metcalfe County has been designated the “Trooper Lee T. Huffman Memorial Highway”.

Trooper William F. Pickard, age 26, was fatally shot on January 21, 1976 while attempting to serve an arrest warrant in LaRue County. Trooper Pickard had accompanied two Hodgenville police officers to the home of the suspect, who had been charged with assault and wanton menacing. As Trooper Pickard approached the front door, the door flew open and a shotgun blast was fired, striking the trooper fatally. Trooper Pickard was assigned to Post 4 Elizabethtown and had served with the Kentucky State Police for four years. He was survived by his wife and 13-month-old son. Trooper Pickard is buried at Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, a five-mile stretch of KY 61 in LaRue County has been designated the “Trooper William F. Pickard Memorial Highway”.

Lt. Willis D. Martin, age 44, died April 26, 1977, in a vehicle accident in Hardin County. He was assigned to Post 4 Elizabethtown and was a 20-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is buried at Hardin Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, a six-mile stretch of KY 251 in Hardin County has been designated the “Lt. Willis Martin Memorial Highway”.

Trooper Edward R. Harris, age 29, was fatally shot Nov. 7, 1979, during the course of a traffic violation stop. According to a witness, Trooper Harris was struck first by a shot fired from inside the suspect’s vehicle and again as he lay in the road. Trooper Harris was assigned to Post 4 Elizabethtown and had served with the Kentucky State Police for six-and-a-half years. He was survived by his wife and three young children. He is buried at Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 3005 in Hardin County has been designated the “Trooper Edward Harris Memorial Highway”.

Sergeant David R. Gibbs, age 42, was traveling westbound on KY 210 near the Green & LaRue County line when he entered a rain soaked sharp curve. His marked KSP vehicle traveled into the oncoming lane where it was struck by another vehicle. Sgt. Gibbs was pronounced deceased at the scene August 7, 2015. He was in route to provide an official escort to a funeral procession. Sgt. Gibbs was assigned to Post 15 Columbia and had served the Kentucky State Police for over 17 years. He was survived by his parents and a son. Sgt Gibbs is buried in the Rineyville Memorial Cemetery in Hardin County.

Trooper Joseph ‘Cameron’ Ponder, age 31, was fatally shot on September 13, 2015 while conducting a routine traffic stop on Interstate 24 in Lyon County. Upon receiving his commission as a Trooper, he was assigned to Post 1, Mayfield, where his death came only nine months into his career. Trooper Ponder is buried at Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery in Ft. Knox, KY. Interstate 24 in Lyon County, from the Caldwell County line to its intersection with Kentucky Route 293, is designated as the Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Highway.

Please contact Tpr. Sharp for a more precise time for each graveside ceremony, (270) 823-7016. If the weather forces a change, we will move the services to Thursday, May 16, 2019.

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Traffic Advisory: I-65 NB and SB

May 13th through Thursday night, May 16th, there will be various lane closures between Mile Markers 90 and 97 in both directions. Work will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m. and should be complete by 6:00 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at times. The most impactful closure will be Tuesday night, May 14th. Settling pavement will be repaired in both directions at Nolin River Bridges near Mile Marker 83. Work will take place on the same schedule of 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions for this work.

 

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 Monday, May 13th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, May 13th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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 Monday, May 13th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, May 13th, in the high school library at 4:30 p.m.

 

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 Monday, May 13th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit meeting

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, May 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Radcliff man indicted for counterfeit

A Radcliff man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on five counts of passing counterfeit $100 bills. 36 year-old Daniel McCabe was indicted of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison. All of the indictments stem from incidents on the same date.

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Father facing serious changes after crash

A Thursday night crash in Smiths Grove resulted in the death of a three-year-old girl. The driver, 39 year-old Dyllan Martter who is also the child's father, is facing several serious charges. Martter is charged with DUI, wanton endangerment and murder. He was arraigned Friday morning in court in Warren County. Judge Potter set bond at $100,000 cash. Martter's preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. He remains lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Mammoth Cave man sentenced for murder

A Mammoth Cave resident who pleaded guilty to killing a man whose body was found in the trunk of his own car, was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison. 30 year-old Nicholas Jaray Wilson was sentenced in Hart Circuit Court on charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking (auto), theft by unlawful taking (more than $600 but less than $10,000), abuse of a corpse and fraudulent use of a credit/debit ca. Wilson had previously pleaded guilty to the charges, which stemmed from the 2017 death of 58 year-old Timothy Devore, of Munfordville. A plea agreement dismissed charged of first-degree robbery and theft of identity and enabled Wilson to avoid the possibility of the death penalty.

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Cave City man arrested for wanton endangerment

A Cave City man was arrested Friday afternoon on wanton endangerment charges. Officers of the Cave City Police Department were dispatched to the area of Marina Court, located in the Glenwood Apartment Complex, in reference to a complaint of shots fired. Upon arrival officers made contact with witnesses to the event who advised that 67 year-old Walter Palmowski, of Cave City, had, as a result of a neighbor dispute, fired one handgun round in the air as a "warning shot" and had fled the scene in a black Jeep. Contact was later made with Palmowski and he was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Palmowski was lodged in the

Barren County Detention Center.  Cave City Police were assisted on scene by the Kentucky State Police.

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested on drug charges

A Horse Cave man was arrested Thursday by Cave City Police. 39 year-old James S. Franklin failed to give a turn signal prior to turning onto Mammoth Cave Road. A traffic stop was conducted which led to the discovery of suspected crystal methamphetamine concealed in Franklin's pants. Franklin was charged with failure to or improper signal, tampering with physical evidence, and trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - greater than two grams. Franklin was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Friday, May 10th, 2019

Smiths Grove dad arrested after fatal crash

A Smiths Grove man was arrested and a 3 year-old girl killed in a fatal rollover accident. The fatality occurred around 8:00 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Three Forks Road, near Smiths Grove and when deputies got to the scene they say they found a 2001 Ford Excursion overturned on the roadway. The driver of the car, 39 year-old Dyllan Martter, of Smiths Grove, and his 4 children were transported to the Greenview Regional Hospital. That is where the 3 year-old girl was pronounced dead after arrival. Officials say Martter was arrested and taken to the Warren County Jail and charged with facilitation of murder, DUI and 3 charges of wanton endangerment. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019 

Remains in Taylor County believed to be missing man's

Remains found in Taylor County Tuesday are believed to be that of a missing 86 year-old man. The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reported the remains were found off of Smith Ridge Road and are believed to be that of 86 year-old Delmer Thomas Curry.  A Golden Alert had been issued for Curry after he went missing on April 1st. Searches were conducted by foot, by atv, even horseback and with dogs as well. The Sheriff's Department received a call from a man working on his fence Tuesday when he found a deceased person.  They say Curry was approximately 400 to 500 yards from his home. His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office.

Former Cave City Police Chief claims his dismissal was sudden.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Mayor issues statement in termination of police chief

Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher has issued a statement on the termination of the police chief. In a new release to Studio 101, the mayor stated the Police Chief, Terrill Riley, was terminated on May 3rd, due to the unsatisfactory performance of duties and hindrance of the performance of city functions. The mayor stated that the police chief was sent a letter on January 8th instructing him to perform 10 mandatory functions. In the letter, the mayor stated to date as of May 3rd, that the chief had refused and or failed to perform a majority of those functions. In the termination letter, the mayor states that he considered the failure/refusal to perform these functions as insubordination, a serious misconduct infraction for which termination is appropriate. The mayor went on to thank former Police Chief Riley for his service to the city and wish him luck in his future endeavors.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 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, May 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Taylor County man arrested for sex abuse

A Taylor County man has been arrested on sex abuse charges. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 34 year-old Reed E. Benningfield Monday on charges related to promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance. Through an anonymous tip, the KSP Electronic Crime Branch began an investigation. A search warrant was executed at a residence in Campbellsville Monday and equipment was seized.   Benningfield is charged with three counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Munfordville man faces arson charges

A Munfordville man is facing charges of wanton endangerment and arson. Officials say 40 year-old Steven Glaab poured gasoline onto his parent's mobile home while they were inside and then set the house on fire. When Glaab heard that 911 had been called, he retrieved a water hose and put the fire out prior to law enforcement arrival. Glabb was arrested on charges of wanton endangerment (1st degree) and arson (1st degree). He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Murder investigation in Allen County

On Tuesday evening at 7:38 PM, KSP Post 3 dispatch received a call for service from Allen County dispatch requesting assistance with a death investigation that had occurred at 151 Stinson Lane, near the Tennessee state line. Allen County deputies had responded to the address and located a deceased male in a yard near the driveway of the residence.  KSP uniformed troopers and detectives responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation has revealed a resident of 151 Stinson Lane, 47 year-old Justin A. Wix, was outside his residence when he sustained multiple gunshot wounds, contributing to his death. Wix was pronounced deceased on scene by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. Kentucky State Police is requesting that anyone with any information or leads concerning the death of Justin A. Wix to contact Detective Jonathan Johnson with KSP Post 3 at the following number: (270) 782-2010. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Cave City businessman pleads guilty

A Cave City businessman has pleaded guilty this week to bank fraud. Michael Barrick, who is also known as Kentuckyana “Tuck” Jones, changed his plea Monday during a hearing in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. Barrick had been in negotiations with the U.S. Attorney's office since April 9 regarding a plea deal. His plea agreement carries a combined maximum term of imprisonment of 150 years, a combined maximum fine of $5 million and a maximum five-year term of supervised release. The plea agreement also states that Barrick is to pay $1,411,476.12 in restitution and that the amount is due on the date of his sentencing, which is August 15th in Bowling Green.  By pleading guilty, Barrick avoided a trial which was scheduled to begin May 14th.

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Former Cave City physician pleads guilty in federal court

Chandra Dundumalla Reddy of Glasgow, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of illegal use of DEA registration number issued to another (conspiracy), two counts of health care fraud (conspiracy) and one count of making false statements relating to health care matters (conspiracy).  According to the plea agreement, Reddy faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 29 years, a combined maximum fine of $1 million and a three-year term of supervised release, He is also ordered to pay $336,838 in restitution to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Final sentencing in uncle's death

Final sentencing has been scheduled for a man accused of murdering his uncle in 2017. Gregory Lee Shields Sr., pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter first-degree. Shields is accused of murdering his uncle, Samuel Murrell. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is recommending a 25-year sentence, with a minimum of serving 20 years. Final sentencing will take place on July 23rd.

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Hart County woman sentenced in father's murder

A Hart County woman has been sentenced after the shooting death of her father. Brina Nie pleaded guilty in April to manslaughter in the death of her father Jeffrey Nie and wanton endangerment in the shooting of her mother Barbara Nie. Police say on Easter Sunday 2018, 56 year-old Jeffrey Nie was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Nie's wife, 58 year-old Barbara, had also been shot. She was taken to UofL Hospital.  Brina Nie was sentenced to 20 years in prison. She received 18 years for manslaughter and two years for wanton endangerment.

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Human remains found in Glasgow identified

Officials in Glasgow have identified human remains found last year. The Glasgow Police Department said they received notification Tuesday from the State Medical Examiner's Office that the remains found off Veterans Loop in April 2018, were identified as Brett Broffman, Jr., of Louisville. Louisville Metro Air Unit had located a deceased body in a ravine back behind Veterans Outer Loop. After a search by police, an abandoned vehicle was found in the same general area where the body was discovered. The vehicle belonged to Broffman, who authorities say, was likely on his way to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The case remains open.

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Burglary complaint leads to drug bust

A Glasgow burglary call turns into a drug bust. Glasgow Police say when they responded to the Happy Valley Inn for a possible burglary Saturday afternoon, they found Melissa Reed and Elston Duffie with drugs. After getting consent to search their room, police say they found synthetic drugs, marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Reed and Duffie were each charged with four possession violations and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

North Carolina man injured in Metcalfe County

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury collision on Summer Shade Road near the community of Willow Shade.  Upon investigating the collision, it was determined that 28 year-old Devan Birdwell, of Columbia, was operating a 1993 Ford Ranger traveling west, when his rear passenger side wheel separated from the vehicle. The wheel then struck the windshield of an oncoming 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, driven by 54 year-old Eric Farley, of N.C.  Farley was transported by EMS to T. J. Samson Community Hospital.  And was later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center dueto injuries he sustained during the collision.

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Murder case bound over to grand jury

A murder case in Barren County was bound over to a Barren County Grand Jury Monday. 48 year-old David A. Pons appeared in Barren District Court for a preliminary hearing during which the judge found probable cause. Pons is accused of killing 32 year-old Christopher Walker at a residence in the 1700 block of Park City-Glasgow Road on April 26th. Deputies had responded to the residence in reference to a Facebook post saying that someone had been killed. Deputies found two people inside a vehicle; a woman, identified as Pon's wife, Melinda, and the other was Christopher Walker, who was deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Walker lived with

the Pons family. David Pons was arrested after saying Melinda had been threatened by the man and Pons shot him. David Pons remains in the Barren County Detention Center in lieu of a $750,000 bond.  Melinda Pons was also arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place,  but was released.  According to the jail's website, she is scheduled to be arraigned in Barren County District Court on May 23rd.

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

John Shoulders signs with Asbury

Congratulations to John Shoulders of Hart County High School. On Sunday, John signed a scholarship to play basketball at Asbury University.  John finished his Raider career 3rd on the all time scoring list behind Tick Rogers and Michael Burd. John set the record for most 3 point balls, 10 in one game, for the Raiders.  Congratulations to John Shoulders.

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Scottsville man may face death penalty

A Kentucky man could face the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of a 7ear-old girl. The Glasgow Daily Times reports that a judge denied a motion Friday to exclude death as a possible sentence if Timothy Madden is convicted of killing Gabbi Doolin at trial in September. Doolin's body was found in a creek after she disappeared from a youth football game in Allen County in November 2015.

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Fatality in Grayson County crash

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision Saturday morning near Big Clifty in Grayson County. At approximately 8:53 a.m., KSP Post 4 received a call from the Grayson County Sheriff's Department requesting KSP investigate a fatal collision near 2166 Spurrier Road in Grayson County. The preliminary investigation revealed 65 year-old Dale Darst, of Leitchfield, was traveling north on Spurrier Road in a 1995 Dodge 1500 pickup belonging to the East Grayson County Fire Department when he crossed the center line and into the path of a 199 Ford Explorer that was traveling southbound. Darst was returning to the fire house after responding to another collision that had occurred earlier in the morning. The driver of the Ford Explorer was pronounced deceased at the scene. Darst was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released due to notification of next of kin. The accident is still under investigation.

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Two E-town residents indicted for counterfeit

Two Elizabethtown residents have been indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury on multiple counts of possessing counterfeit $100 bills. 22 year-old Desjuante Tucker and 24 year-old Kendall Colwell have been arrested by Elizabethtown Police. Each were indicted on three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument - a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Tucker also was indicted for tampering with physical evidence and second-degree persistent felony offender. The pair allegedly used a counterfeit $100 bill at Long John Silver's in Elizabethtown and were in possession of two other $100 bills when arrested by Elizabethtown Police.

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Deputy Jailer arrested for contraband

A Barren County Deputy Jailer has been been arrested. Detective Adam Bow with the Barren County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year-old Avery Ward, of Glasgow, Friday morning, for Promoting Contraband following a complaint that he had been taking contraband into the jail and giving it to inmates. During the course of the investigation, Detective Bow learned that Ward, a Deputy Jailer, had provided inmates with lighters and tobacco. It was also discovered that one of those lighters had been used to set a fire inside the jail.  Following the investigation, Ward was charged with Promoting Contraband- 1st degree and was lodged in the Barren County

Corrections Center.

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Measles reported in 22 states

A serious contagious disease has now affected 704 individuals in 22 states nationwide this year. Kentucky is among those states with two confirmed cases of the measles in the Barren River region.  Layne Blackwell with the Barren River District Health Department in Bowling Green, says the children were unvaccinated and had traveled to an endemic area or endemic country. Measles is caused by a virus, which is airborne and is spread through droplets into the air when someone coughs, sneezes or even breaths. Symptoms of measles are a fever, a runny nose, a cough and pink eyes. If you suspect someone in your household has measles, please notify your health care provider prior to a doctor visit.

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 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. Steve Watkins, pastor of Munfordville Presbyterian Church, opened the meeting with prayer. After routine business, the court heard from Jailer Israel Bergenson stating there was a total of 198 in the county jail. Budget & bank transfers were approved along with payment to Scotty's Contracting for paving of county roads. The court also approved the 1st reading for new speed limits for Vernon Rigdon and Kesslering Road, 1st reading for 2019-2010 budget, 1st reading of standing orders, approved AOC reimbursement 2019-2020, approved the Judge Executive to sign new agreement with the Warren County Humane Society, Magistrates' requests, accepted the resignation of Finance Officer Jan Thompson with appreciation, effective June 30th, 2019, and hired A. J. Wilson as the new Finance Officer. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, May 23rd, in the courtroom.

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Structure fire in Glasgow home

The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire early Thursday morning. Upon arrival at 110 Pace Avenue, GFD found a small fire burning on and beside a mattress in the rear bedroom of the house. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and confine damage. The fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. The fire department remained on the scene for just over half an hour. No injuries were reported and Glasgow Police and Barren-Metcalfe EMS also assisted at the scene.

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Glasgow man arrested in Horse Cave

A 37 year-old Glasgow man has been arrested by Horse Cave Police after a fight broke out Tuesday on West Main Street. Police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon. While Officer Charles Webb was gathering information from the suspect, Robert L Hutchinson, II, fled from law enforcement on foot. He was apprehended and searched. It was determined that Hutchinson was wanted on Barren County warrants for speeding, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 3rd & 4th offense, carrying a concealed weapon, and being a persistent felony offender. Hutchinson was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance,

1st degree - 3rd or greater offense - methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for shoplifting

A Glasgow woman was arrested on shoplifting charges Wednesday. Glasgow police responded to Walmart along Happy Valley Road in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Police spoke with Elizabeth Martin and were given

permission to search her purse. Methamphetamine and the reported stolen items were located. The items were returned to Walmart.  Martin was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting under $500 and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine).  Martin was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Two Burkesville men arrested for drugs

Two Burkesville men are behind bars after being arrested on several drug charges. While conducting a traffic stop, Officer Keaton Williams located and seized 17.2 grams of crystal meth, over $900 in cash and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. 28 year-old Jimmie Otterson, of Burkesville, was arrested for DUI (1st offense), possession of controlled substances - hydrocodone and methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A passenger in the car, 31 year-old Michael Neathery, of Burkesville, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both men were taken to the Adair County Jail.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Hart County

An Owensboro fugitive was taken into custody in Hart County Wednesday. Deputies with the Hart County Sheriff's Office, along with Detective's assigned to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force received credible information in regards to a fugitive, wanted in multiple jurisdictions. Arrested was 42 year-old Joseph Sallee, most recently of Owensboro, for multiple outstanding felony warrants including charges of absconding parole supervision, possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, failure to report to a parole officer, failure to comply with treatment of substance abuse, receiving stolen property under $10,000, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, providing a false name to a peace officer and burglary, 2nd degree. During the execution of the arrest, Sallee was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending. Sallee was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Police chase ends in crash and arrest

A police chase in Bowling Green Wednesday ends in a crash and an arrest.  According to a witness, a man was driving with a gun hanging out his window and later crashed the vehicle off River Tanmer Way, near Preston Miller Park. The driver, identified as 24 year-old Taron Wells, of Bowling Green, was wanted by the Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task Force after marijuana was intercepted by U. S. Postal Inspectors. Wells had 14 pounds of marijuana, along with 398 vape cartridges. He was taken into custody after being treated at the Medical Center. An infant was also inside the rolled over vehicle and was taken to the Medical Center, but officials say the child sustained no injuries. Wells was transported to the Warren County Jail where he faces trafficking and felony charges. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Cave City Traffic Safety check points

Cave City Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints starting Monday and running thru May 31st through out the city. During the checkpoints, officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations and motor vehicle equipment violations.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Yard Sales, Elections & Mowing Season Prompt Emphasis of Regulations

Yard sales, political signs and other advertising signage are often illegally placed on right of way and become another distraction from driving. Dangerous conditions are created in many of these locations with respect to sight distance and traffic control devices. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet takes this opportunity to remind and educate citizens on right of way regulations.

Regarding yard sales –

Setting a yard sale on right of way is illegal. These areas are used as safety zone buffers for motorists and they provide a clear view of vehicles entering, exiting and traveling on our roads. When objects block right of way areas, line of sight is reduced and crashes become more likely. Set up yard sales off of right of way limits.

Consider parking. If setting up a yard sale, think about where parking can be safely achieved. If attending a yard sale, do not park where other motorists are blocked from seeing clearly and do not park too close to traffic.

As a participant or a passing motorist, safety should be a top priority. Motorists should be highly aware of surroundings. Just like in a construction zone, pay close attention when traveling through an area where multiple yard sales are taking place. Don't allow electronic devices to be a distraction. Slow down and be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Taking these simple steps can greatly reduce the risk of vehicle crashes and pedestrian strikes.

Regarding political and other signage –

No candidate, yard sale, auction, business or any other sign is allowed within these areas. Signs must be placed beyond right of way limits. Right of way fence is included in this restriction. On roads with a right of way fence, no signs may be attached.

It is also illegal to attach items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole within right of way.

Mowing crews are being activated throughout the district. Illegally placed signs present obstacles, slowing progress and creating additional hazards to crewmembers and passing motorists.

Residents, business operators and property owners along interstate, parkway, US and KY routes should be aware KYTC crews have authority and will remove signs along state maintained right of way areas. Removed items will be taken to that county’s KYTC maintenance facility. Following a two week period, unclaimed materials will be discarded or recycled.

Semi trailers are also being positioned as billboards around the district. Anyone utilizing this method of advertising should be aware federally regulated routes such as interstates and parkways restrict billboards. Some US and KY routes are federally funded and also have billboard restrictions. Questions related to legal/illegal sign placement can be directed to the KYTC District 4 Permits Section by calling 270.766.5066.

KYTC District 4 serves Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. With nearly 3,000 miles of roadway to maintain, we greatly appreciate cooperation within each community regarding non-permitted signs.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

ARK's Spay-Neuter-Rabies Vouchers

ARK’s next Spay-Neuter-Rabies Voucher Distribution will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hardyville Community Center. Approximately 80 vouchers will be available to Hart County residents who are at least 18 years old for the low cost of $25 and provided on a first–come, first–served basis. Personal checks can be made out in advance to ARK in the amount of $25. Proof of Hart County residency must be shown with a driver’s license, utility, or tax bill showing the correct Hart County address. Only one voucher per person per address is allowed. Also, an unlimited number of cat vouchers is available for the low costs of $26.50, redeemable only at BRAWA in Glasgow.  Please email any questions to ark4hart@gmail.com or call the Hardyville Voucher Event Coordinator -- Alicia McClure at 701-330-8037.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Stolen truck recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received information on January 8th, 2019 that a 2017 Dodge 2500 truck was stolen in the limits of Horse Cave. On April 15th, the stolen vehicle was recovered in a wooded area, along the power lines in Bonnieville. The vehicle had been striped and left in the area. Arrests are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Pre-trial conference for accused killer

A pretrial conference was held Tuesday afternoon for an accused killer in Elizabethtown.  35 year-old Shadrach Peeler stood before Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton and stated that he wanted to plead guilty and stand up for what he had done. Peeler was charged and indicted on two counts of murder and numerous other charges after Elizabethtown police say he opened fire on four people Feb. 21st at two Elizabethtown locations. At one location on West Warfield Street, 34 year-old Cherie Turner was shot to death and at a convenience store on North Miles Street, 40 year-old store co-owner Subash "Su" Ghale was shot. Two others were injured at the store. Peeler also has been indicted on one count of first-degree assault; one count of second-degree assault;  tampering with physical evidence; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.  Judge Easton instructed Peeler to speak with his attorney about the plea.  He is being held in lieu of a $2 million cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center and could face the death penalty, if convicted.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Logan County teenager pleads guilty to murder

A Logan County teenager has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that killed an Auburn man. According to the Logan Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 17-year-old Lance D'artagnan Lear pleaded guilty Monday in the murder of 69-year-old Jerry Caudill.  Lear was charged with murder and arson for intentionally setting the fire in Jerry Caudill's house in June of 2017. Caudill died in the blaze. Lear is scheduled for sentencing May 30th.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested at school

A Bowling Green man was arrested Tuesday after police say he brought a handgun on school property.  The Bowling Green Police Department was called to Saint Joseph School after an assistant noticed a black gun with a wooden grip on the hip of a parent, identified as Matthew Hayden, who was dropping children off at the school. After Hayden knew the gun had been seen, he left the school.  Police said the principal told them he had warned Hayden before not to carry weapons on the school property, and had sent an email earlier in the year to all parents due to a safety briefing. An officer was at the school that afternoon when Hayden pulled into the parking lot.  He was detained when he was found to have a handgun on his side. Hayden was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, May 2nd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving to pay Scotty's Contracting, first reading of speed limit ordinance on Vernon Rigdon Road, first reading of speed limit ordinance on Kesslering Road, first reading of 2019/2010 budget, approve AOC reimbursement for 2019/2020, approve to cancel the May 16th meeting and to schedule the next meeting for May 23rd.

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Kentuckyana Jones plea hearing

A Cave City businessman who is facing five counts of federal bank fraud is scheduled to appear in court next week for a change of plea hearing. Michael Barrick, who is also known as Kentuckyana "Tuck" Jones, has the option to enter a guilty plea during the hearing, which will take place on Monday in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. Barrick has not said whether or not he will plead guilty.

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Michigan woman charged with attempted murder

A Michigan woman has been charged with attempted murder after an incident with her boyfriend in Bowling Green. Police say 25 year-old Jordan Fortin and her boyfriend were in a verbal dispute Monday morning at the Waffle House parking lot on Russellville Road. The boyfriend left the parking lot on foot and Fortin intentionally struck him with her vehicle near some train tracks on Robinson Avenue. Fortin was charged with attempted murder-domestic violence and fourth-degree assault and is being held in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Barren County School bus crash

A crash involving a Barren County School bus and two other vehicles occurred Tuesday morning.  According to Barren County Superintendent, Bo Matthews, bus #13 was at a stop near the 12000 area of the New Bowling Green Road to pick up students shortly after 6:30 a.m.  A vehicle was stopped behind the bus when another vehicle pulling a trailer was unable to stop and struck the vehicle which was behind the bus, causing it to strike the rear of the bus. Matthews says there were 37 students on board, and no injuries were reported.

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Two Vehicle Injury Collision in Warren County

On Wednesday evening, at 6:28 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a two vehicle injury collision. The collision had occurred on Bethel Ln, involving two passenger vehicles. Post 3 Troopers responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation has revealed that Jacob Sweeney (31) of Bowling Green, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu while traveling eastbound on Bethel Ln. Sweeney’s vehicle crossed into the travel lane of Kelley Long (24) also of Bowling Green, who was operating a 2015 Infiniti traveling westbound. The two vehicles collided in a head-on manner near the 700 block of Bethel Ln.

Sweeney was transported from the scene and taken to Tristar Skyline Medical Center Hospital in Nashville for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision. He is currently listed in stable condition. Long was transported by EMS to the Medical Center at Bowling Green for treatment of minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Senior Trooper Bartley Weaver. He was assisted on the scene by Post 3 troopers, Medical Center EMS, Air Evac, Gott Volunteer Fire Department and Bowling Green Fire Department.

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Pre-trial conference in fatal wrong way crash

A woman accused of driving the wrong way on I-65 and fatally striking another driver head on, appeared Monday morning in her first pre-trial conference. Cassandra Garrison appeared in Circuit Court in front of Judge John Grise. Garrison entered the court room on crutches. She is currently in jail. Police say Garrison struck a vehicle head-on in December, killing the driver, 41 year-old Amy Eakles. Attorney Chris Cohron said he is waiting for results on another lab report and asked to push the pre-trial conference back a few weeks. Judge Grise set a new pre-trial conference court date for June 17th in Warren County.

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Congrats to Hart County High teachers

Congratulations are in order for a couple of Hart County High School teachers and their accomplishments...

Softball Coach Tim Highbaugh picked up his 300th career win at Edmonson County on Monday night.  Highbaugh is one out of only 17 coaches in Kentucky to reach 300 wins.

And, Band Director Ed Johnson will be retiring at the end of this year... Johnson has led the program since 1989 earning numerous awards as head of concert band, marching band and color guard performance groups, with the most prestigious appearances being in the Kentucky Music Educators Association state marching band finals and Bands of America Regional Championships.  One of the marching band's most recent accomplishments was a career highlight for Johnson with his group winning the Mid-State's Class A Marching Band Championship this past fall in Cincinnati.  Carolyn Johnson, Ed's wife is also retiring.  She has been an assistant director and elementary teacher with the school district during their tenure.

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

National Day of Prayer service Thursday

The public is invited to attend Thursday's National Day of Prayer Service, May 2nd. The service will be held at the flagpole at 12 noon at the Hart County Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Arraignment in Barren County murder

David Pons, the man police arrested in connection with a murder in Barren County, appeared Monday afternoon in Barren Court for a video arraignment. Police arrested Pons Friday evening after receiving a call about a suspicious Facebook post that led deputies to a home on Park City Glasgow Road. According to Sheriff Kent Keen, deputies responded after receiving a call that there might have been someone shot at this address. Outside the home, police found blood in the front yard and a bullet shell nearby and a female and male were outside in a vehicle. The female was asleep or passed out and the male subject was deceased from a gunshot wound. Police have charged Pons with murder. Officials identified the man shot as Christopher Walker. Pons told police he shot Walker in self-defense because he threatened the woman, but the woman told police she never heard a threat. Pons is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Wanted man arrested in Metcalfe County

A man wanted on drug charges was arrested Saturday night in Metcalfe County. According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, Deputy Jarrod Steele received information that 37 year-old Thomas L. Parrish was located at a residence off Reese Hurt Road. Steele went to the residence and as he approached, Parrish fled on foot and "actively resisted arrest".  Steele pursued Parrish and was able to arrest him without further incident. Kentucky State Police Trooper Ricky Cross assisted Steele. Steele was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

Two Bowling Green residents arrested on drug charges

On Friday afternoon, the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force and South-Central Kentucky Drug Task Force arrested 32 year-old Eric Honshell and 33 year-old Tarah Hales at their residence on Memphis Junction Road. Detectives had obtained a search warrant for their home, and found 4 ounces of crystal meth, 2 ounces of marijuana, THC vapes, digital scales, and $3700 in cash during the search. Honshell and Hales were charged with trafficking meth and marijuana, along with possession of drug paraphernalia. The drug task forces were assisted by Bowling Green Police and KSP.

 

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

Barren County man arrested for murder

The Barren County Sheriff's Department says deputies went to a house on Park City Glasgow Road to a suicidal person. David Pons had posted on Facebook that he had killed someone. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a woman and a man in a car; the woman was passed out and the man was dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Police say Pons came out of the house and was arrested. Pons said the victim had threatened the woman. According to police, the woman never heard the victim threaten anyone. When police took Pons into custody, they say he told them he shot the man in the car in self-defense. A juvenile, who was also on scene, said the adults were drinking and Pons and the victim started arguing. Police say the woman and the victim were leaving the house when the shots were fired. David Pons was arrested and charged with murder. According to Deputy Alan Shirley, the victim has been identified as 32 year-old Christopher Walker, of Glasgow. The autopsy has been completed by the medical examiner's office in Louisville. The investigation is ongoing by the Barren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

Traffic Advisory - I65 Work In Hardin County Near Elizabethtown

Contract crews will be working along Northbound I65 between Milepoints 91-98 beginning tonight, April 29th. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between 7pm and 6am Tuesday. Work will continue along the same northbound section Tuesday night, April 30th. Northbound work is expected to be completed at some point during the overnight and then crews will shift to the southbound side between Milepoints 93-91. This section will also be reduced to one lane. All lanes should be open before 6am Wednesday.  Short delays may be possible during these lane closures.

 

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

School threat investigation in Barren County

A school threat investigation is underway in Barren County. The Barren County Sheriff's Department along with the Barren County Middle School began the investigation Thursday after a verbal threat was reported by some Middle School students. No weapons were found, but any threat is taken seriously and handled through the school discipline policy and local court system. Students are encouraged to continue to report issues directly to personnel or by utilizing the STOP Tip Line or a link on the Barren County Schools website.

 

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Friday, April 26th, 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 on Monday, April 29th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. Items on the agenda include: public hearing for District Facility Plan Report (DFP), approve DFP Submittal, approve Wastewater Management Monitoring Agreement, approve advertising for bids on Pre-Employment physicals and executive closed session for discussion of discipline.

 

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

Bowling Green woman survives fiery crash

A 21 year-old Bowling Green woman was involved in a fiery crash Wednesday in Warren County. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office say Ashley Key was traveling west on Richpond Rockfield Road when her SUV dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway causing her to overcorrect and strike a tree, which caused the vehicle to ignite. Key was able to free herself from the burning vehicle. When deputies arrived the GMC

Yukon was fully engulfed. Key was transported by Medical Center EMS for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Rineyville woman facing domestic-assault charges

A Rineyville woman was arrested after reportedly dragging her estranged husband with a vehicle. According to the Radcliff Police Department, 26 year-old Sanquille Gibbs and the man were arguing inside a vehicle, when she threw his personal papers out the window. As he attempted to pick up the items, Gibbs is alleged to have struck him with the car and dragged him down the street in Radcliff. Gibbs left the scene in her vehicle with her two children inside.  Her estranged husband suffered head, arm and back injuries and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital by Hardin County EMS.  Gibbs is charged with second-degree assault – domestic violence. She was released Tuesday morning on a $2,500 unsecured bond from the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Recent arrests by Glasgow Police

A passenger in a vehicle was arrested Monday on drug charges by the Glasgow Police Department. A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle on Park Avenue. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed Brandon Norris, of Glasgow, placing an unknown item into his front pocket.  Officers located 31 Hydrocodone pills in his pants pocket. Norris was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified). Norris was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Glasgow Police Department arrested two people Monday on drug charges. During a traffic stop, officers made contact with the driver, Jessica Craine, on East Main Street. After searching her vehicle, Craine was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, 2nd offense (methamphetamine).  Ron Grider, of Glasgow, was also arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Craine and Grider were lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Multi-County pursuit ends in arrest of Frankfort man

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 arrested a Frankfort man Tuesday morning, following a multi-county vehicle pursuit. KSP Post 4 was notified by the Horse Cave Police Department that they were in pursuit of a Toyota Camry that was believed to be involved in thefts at a motel in the Horse Cave area. Horse Cave Police Department stated after attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle fled resulting in a pursuit northbound on I-65 approaching the Post 4 area. After entering the Post 4 district, the pursuit reached speeds in excess of 115 mph. As the pursuit reached Elizabethtown, it exited I-65 and entered onto the Bluegrass Parkway. Troopers successfully deployed tire deflation devices (Stingers) and were able to stop vehicle in the eastbound lanes at the 8-mile marker. The operator, 21 year-old Sabian A. Moxley, of Frankfort, was arrested and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Resisting Arrest, Failure of Non-owner Operator to Maintain Insurance, Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia,  Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more and Reckless Driving; including four active arrest warrants out of Franklin County.  Moxley was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Drug arrests in Cave City

Two people were arrested Wednesday night in Cave City on drug charges. Cave City Police Officer Tyler Maxey conducted a traffic stop on a white Cadillac Escalade traveling on Happy Valley Road in a careless manor. After a brief investigation, K-9 Jax was deployed. 46 year-old Robert Ethier, of Louisville, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating on a suspended drivers license, failure to produce insurance card and careless driving.  And 44 year-old Tammy McGaughey, of Shepherdsville, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances, 1st degree, (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. Both Ethier and McGaughey were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Caverna Class of '64 plants tree

The Caverna High School Class of 1964 has made a donation of a Tulip Popular tree to the grounds of the Caverna High School. The class of 1964 graduated with 50 students and have lost 15 members. The tree is planted in memory of their classmates. Jerry Cherry, Caverna Alumnus-Class of 1964, organized the event and was assisted by Horse Cave maintenance in planting the tree.

 

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Alvaton man arrested in Bowling Green

An Alvaton man was arrested Sunday for non-compliance with the sex offender registry. A Bowling Green Police officer recognized Richard Moore driving on Scottsville Road. Officers made contact with Moore at the Shell on Scottsville Road where he confirmed the address on his driver's license is where he was currently living and that he was aware that he had not updated the address on the sex offender registry. Police say Moore told them he didn't want the address he was staying at on the sex offender registry due to the property owner. Moore was arrested and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Five drug arrests in Metcalfe County

State Police say they joined in a drug investigation with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department, which led to the arrests of five people. KSP says sealed indictments were returned by a Metcalfe County Grand Jury. KSP say they arrested 68 year-old Barbara Brown, 56 year-old Jeff Basil, 63 year-old Dalton Ennis, 34 year-old Ruby Taylor and 44 year-old Jeffrey Campbell for trafficking drugs.

 

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are partnering on Saturday, April 27th, to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands,” he notes. “That’s dangerous and often tragic. This event gives people the opportunity to turn in their prescription drugs safely and anonymously.”

Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 16 locations throughout the state (see attached list). Locations are also listed on the KSP website at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2018-POST-TAKE-BACK-LOCATIONS.pdf

●Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box located at the drop off location.

●All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in original containers. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

●Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

●Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

For more information about the Take Back program, contact KSP at 502-782-1780 or visit the DEA website at

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Ohio man indicted by Hardin County Grand Jury

A 37 year old  Ohio man who reportedly led Kentucky State Police troopers on a high-speed chase through a school zone on U.S. 62 in February and damaged two vehicles has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury on eight felony charges. Jonathon Shull, 37, of Hamilton, Ohio, drove past Lincoln Trail Elementary School in excess of 90 mph as school was near dismissal Feb. 20th. Shull was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and in a motor vehicle; two counts of first-degree criminal mischief; first-degree promoting contraband and complicity to receiving stolen property less than $10,000 — all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Shull and Shannen Combs, 31, of Fairmount, Indiana, fled police after an officer ran the registration plate and it did not match the vehicle the pair occupied.  During the pursuit, the SUV struck two KSP vehicles as they blocked eastbound traffic lanes on U.S. 62. Shull continued on and turned right onto Commerce Drive where the vehicle struck mailboxes and came to a stop. Shull and Combs fled the vehicle and quickly were caught. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Ohio.  Shull also was indicted on multiple traffic violations and misdemeanors. He was lodged in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. Combs was indicted on complicity to receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and misdemeanor second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot. She was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond March 25 from the jail.

 

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Three children injured in bus crash

Warren County Deputies responded to an area of Westwood Avenue and Cumberland Trace Road for an injury collision involving three vehicles, one of which was a Warren County School bus with children aboard. Police say a passenger vehicle failed to notice on-coming traffic on Cumberland Trace, and tried to enter the flow of Cumberland Trace Road traffic from Westwood Avenue. That's when the car struck a pickup pulling a trailer. When that happened, the trailer struck the side of the bus. Three kids from the bus were taken to the Medical Center with suspected minor injuries. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Medical Center EMS, Alvaton Fire and Bowling Green Police Department.

 

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Green River Ferry temporarily closed

Green River Ferry is Temporarily Closed for Repairs. The Green River Ferry closed Sunday afternoon, April 21st, due to issues with the ferry boat’s hydraulic fan motor.  Ferry service will resume operations once the needed repairs are complete. To check the status of the Green River Ferry operation, please call the Ferry Hotline at 270-758-2166 or follow Mammoth Cave National Park on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Henderson man arrested in Cave City

A Henderson man has been arrested in Cave City on burglary charges. Cave City Police Officer Brandon Fletcher responded to Countryside Inn Motel Monday afternoon in reference to a black male attempting to gain access to the rooms with a screw driver.  Contact was made with the man, identified as 46 year-old Charles Brewer, on North Dixie Highway where he had property on him belonging to the motel. Brewer was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd degree and possession of burglary tools. Brewer was lodged into the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Chamber's Office Professionals Appreciation Luncheon

Hart County Chamber's 2019 Office Professional's Appreciation Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 24th, at noon.  Dan Klein will be the guest speaker. The chamber is collecting preschool socks, underwear, backpacks, pencils, crayons and markers. Simply bring one of these items and your name will be entered in a door prize drawing and each attendee will receive a special gift. To register, call Virginia Davis at the Hart County Chamber Office at 270-524-2892.

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Another scam reported in Glasgow

Several complaints have been received by the Glasgow Police Department involving the latest scam. Some residents have received a priority mail envelope from Leevers Super Market Inc. with a check inside for the amount of $2650.00 along with information on what to do with the check.  You are requested to deposit the check into your account and keep $600 as a payment and send the remaining $2,050. to a graphic artist that will be wrapping your new vehicle with the company logo.  You are then instructed to email them on how to obtain account information so the money can be wired after the check is deposited. The scammers will then

withdraw $2,050 from your account. Be advised, this is a scam. You are reminded to never provide personal information to anyone you do not know.

 

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

E-town man faces sexual assault charges

An Elizabethtown man is facing sexual assault charges this week after the crimes were committed eight years ago. Elizabethtown Police say 37 year-old Thaddeus Artis has been indicted for 1st degree rape, first degree sodomy, intimidating a participant in the legal process and 1st degree persistent felony offender. Artis was linked to the 2011 case after his DNA in a recent case was linked to that crime. The victim no longer lives in Elizabethtown. Artis remains in the Hardin County Detention Center where he also faces charges in Marion County for first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and  possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested on drug charges

Additional charges could be pending for a Bowling Green man after he was arrested on drug charges Friday afternoon. The Bowling Green – Warren County Drug Task Force, with assistance from Bowling Green

Police K-9 and Warren County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 31 year-old Pheldon L. Flippin after an investigation and surveillance by DTF Detectives and the US Postal Inspection Service, concerning marijuana trafficking.

After a search warrant was executed, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized, as well as 30 pounds of marijuana.  Flippin was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation will be presented to the Warren County Grand Jury at a later date and additional charges are likely.

 

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Smiths Grove man arrested for marijuana trafficking

A Smiths Grove man was arrested over the weekend in Glasgow. Glasgow Police Department's Lt. Aaron Cowan conducted a traffic stop on Columbia Avenue. A search of the vehicle resulted in the finding of

marijuana with a street value of over $6,000. The driver, Quincy Austin, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, 1st Offense. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Zane Greer assisted with the arrest.

 

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Crash occurs in Bowling Green Sunday

A two-vehicle crash occurred in Bowling Green late Sunday afternoon. The Warren County Sheriff's Department and Plano Fire Department responded to the accident near the intersection of Three Springs Road and Smallhouse Road, near Aviation Heritage Park. The road was closed for about an hours, but reopened shortly after 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Green River Ferry temporarily closed for repairs

The Green River Ferry closed Sunday afternoon, April 21st, due to issues with the ferry boat’s hydraulic fan motor.  Ferry service will resume operations once the needed repairs are complete. To check the status of the Green River Ferry operation, please call the Ferry Hotline at 270-758-2166 or follow Mammoth Cave National Park on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Friday, April 19th, 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, Rev. Horace Graham, pastor of Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church opened the meeting with prayer. Trooper Jonathan Bivens and Bus Driver Jeff Roten presented Jailer Israel Bergenson with an award for keeping the Trooper Island Bus clean for the students to ride. Jailer Bergenson also stated there was a total of 200 inmates in the county jail. After routine business, the court awarded Knights Mechanical the bid for the A/C unit for the courthouse at a price of $9,573, 2nd reading to accept Ambulance Road in the County Road System and had 1st reading to clarify the correct distance of Youngstown Road, budget and bank transfers, were approved, approved payment of $73,000 for Green River College & Career Academy to the Hart County Board of Education, 1st reading of 25 mph for Briggs Webb Road, resolution for county road aid, advertise for janitorial position at the Judicial Center and approved magistrates' requests. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 2nd, in the courtroom.

 

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Friday, April 19th, 2019

Glasgow Police search for white van

The Glasgow Police Department received complaints on Wednesday about a white van in the area of Gorin Park and Park Avenue attempting to pick up children. GPD says no children were harmed or picked up and police units were unable to locate the van. if you have any information or may have seen this van or person(s), call the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Friday, April 19th, 2019

Park Hosts Open House for Concessions Facility Improvements

Mammoth Cave National Park will hold an open house style public meeting at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave’s Rotunda Room on Tuesday, May 14th from 4-6 pm to provide information on several upcoming projects to improve the park’s concessions facilities. Park staff will be on hand during the open house to explain the details of the various projects and collect public comments.

The concessions facility improvement projects include:

• Construction of new family cabins;

• Improving parking and site access around the Lodge at Mammoth Cave;

• Repair and replacement of the roof and façade improvements to the main lodge building of The Lodge at Mammoth Cave;

• Refinishing and upgrading of historic Woodland Cottages, and;

• Electrical upgrade of historic Hotel Cottages.

"The facility improvements being presented at the open house are long overdue and will improve the functionality of our aging facilities," stated Barclay Trimble, Superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park. "We are bringing these plans to the public because the involvement of our local communities and park supporters is integral to moving the park forward in the best way possible. The comments we receive will help us to shape the projects’ details and our management decisions as we develop the plans."

 

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Friday, April 19th, 2019

E-town doctor indicted in illegal drug distribution

An Elizabethtown doctor was among 60 people charged and indicted in a regional sweep for their alleged participation in the illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous narcotics and for health care fraud schemes. According to the Department of Justice news release and indictment, Ijaz Mahmood, who operates a practice at 1239 Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown, was among 31 doctors across 11 federal districts to be indicted. Mahmood was indicted on six charges and faces a combined 34 years in prison, $750,000 in fines, or both, if convicted.  Others charged include seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals for their alleged participation.

 

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Friday, April 19th, 2019

Taylor County man arrested on sex abuse charges

A Taylor County man has been arrested on sexual abuse of a minor charges. The arrest was made as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch say they arrested 29 year-old William Edwards on 40 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, after obtaining a search warrant at a residence in Campbellsville Wednesday night.  Edwards was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, April 19th, 2019

Mammoth Cave man pleads guilty to murder

A 30 year-old Mammoth Cave man has pleaded guilty to murder charges this week in Hart Circuit Court. Nicholas Wilson was arrested in July 2017 in connection with the death of 58 year-old Timothy Devore, of Munfordville.  According to a Hart County indictment, Wilson allegedly killed Devore in the course of a robbery that occurred at 218 Old Main St. (Clayton Station Apartments) in Munfordville at approximately 11:41 a.m.

on July 3, 2017.  Through an investigation, Wilson, who was an acquaintance of DeVore, was identified as a suspect. Later in the evening on July 3rd, Devore and his vehicle were found in Munfordville. DeVore was identified and pronounced dead by personnel with the Hart County Coroner's office. Wilson, who was scheduled to appear in Hart Circuit Court on Tuesday on a separate case, pleaded guilty to murder, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking over $500 (auto), theft by unlawful taking over $500 (all others), fraudulent use of credit card and abuse of a corpse and assault. The commonwealth recommended a sentence of 40 years on the murder charge; five years on tampering with physical evidence; five years on theft by unlawful disposition over $500 (auto); five years on theft by unlawful taking over $500 (all others); 12 months for abuse of a corpse; and five years for fraudulent use of credit card or debit card, for a total of 45 years.  According to state law, Wilson is not eligible for probation.  Wilson is scheduled to appear in Hart Circuit Court on May 9th for final sentencing.

 

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held April 18th, at 6:00 p.m. at the central office.

 

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning, April 18th, on the second floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving first reading of ordinance for Speed limit on Briggs Webb, acknowledge Hart County Extension Office 2019/20 budget, approve resolution for County Road Aid Cooperative Program Agreement, submit 2019/20 budget to magistrates and approve to advertise for janitorial position at Judicial Center.

 

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Grayson County neighbor arrested

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a "shots fired" in Big Clifty Monday night. Deputies Mark Johnson and Rance Whobrey say 48 year-old Lional W. Cottrell had fired shots at his neighbor after he believed his neighbor was shining lights into his window. The victim said he and a friend were outside his home looking at a vehicle, when his neighbor who was just a few feet away, broke out his window and fired shots in his direction. The alleged shooter, Lional Cottrell, told police he had indeed broken out his own window because his neighbors were shining lights in his house. Cottrell advised that he fired several shots from a shotgun out of his bedroom window, but that he shot in the ground. Deputies discovered no evidence that indicated that he discharged the firearm into the ground. Additionally, there was a large propane tank approximately 10 feet from the window from which he shot. Cottrell was arrested at the scene, charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree, and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Couple arrested in Clarkson burglary

On Wednesday morning, Grayson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home on Barton Run Road in Clarkson. They say the home had already been burglarized and vandalized in recent times. A Clarkson Police officer was first on the scene and made contact with a couple, who tried to hide behind a garage in their car with a stolen trailer. Grayson County Sheriff's Office investigation found that Danielle Gordon, of Hudson, and Anthony William, of Leitchfield, had heard that the house was vacant and intended to help themselves to what was left behind from the previous thieves. Officials found that the trailer had been reported stolen from an Indian Valley community resident in the Falls of Rough area. They were both arrested and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on charges of criminal trespassing, burglary, receiving stolen property and drug-related charges.

 

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Scottsville man charged with murder

The Allen County Sheriff's Department has arrested and charged Jackie Mutter of Scottsville with murder for his connection to the 2017 shooting death of Wendell O. Jackson on Hade Bell Road in Allen County. This comes after police conducted search warrants at several residences in Allen County. The search revealed approximately 21 grams of crystal methamphetamine and multiple firearms at one residence. According to police, the 64 year-old Mutter is also facing several drug charges including trafficking in a controlled substance - meth, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, endangering the welfare of a minor and other charges. Mutter has been lodged in the Allen County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Bank fraud defendants plead guilty

Three defendants in a federal bank fraud case pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green.  Roger Hagan, Garry Hammer and Lorri Hughes are accused of participating in a scheme involving Cave City businessman Michael Barrick, aka Kentuckyana “Tuck” Jones.  Barrick and his three co-defendants in the case, were indicted in November 2016.  The indictment alleges that the four of them worked to execute and attempt to execute schemes to obtain money and assets from American Bank and Trust, Monticello Bank and what was then known as PBI Bank, now known as Limestone Bank, under false pretenses when buying and selling property, including businesses in Kentucky and Tennessee from 2007 to 2012.  Hagan, Hammer and Hughes had originally pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud, but agreed to change their pleas. Barrick has not changed his plea and is scheduled to stand trial on May 14th.  All three co-defendants remain free on bond. They are scheduled to be back in court on July 9 for final sentencing.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Accidental shooting of 2 year-old under investigation

The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to TJ Health Columbia after receiving notice that a 2 year-old boy had been shot accidentally in the head.  The incident occurred outside a home in Columbia.  The sheriff's office says a five year-old and the two-year old found a Kel-Tec P-32 pistol in an unlocked truck near the home. Officials said the gun accidentally fired, striking the two-year-old in the head.  The boy was taken from T. J. Health Columbia to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville where he is listed in stable condition. The Adair County Sheriff's Office and Child Protective Services are investigating the incident.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Two identified in Smiths Grove crash

The names of two people killed Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in Smiths Grove, have been released.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the identity of the man and woman as 23 year-old Krista

Vincent, of Smiths Grove, and 20 year-old Aaron Wingfield, of Bowling Green. Authorities say Wingfield was driving the car south on Hays Lodge Road when he lost control at the top of the hill. Wingfield overcorrected,

which caused the car to crash into a tree. Both Wingfield and Vincent were pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Grayson County Fiscal Court awarded discretionary funds

During Tuesday’s Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid official announced $659,516 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on five roads. The Grayson County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

Resurfacing work will address:

·         Yeaman-Olaton Road (County Road 1531) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 4.478

·         Hardin Springs Road (County Road 1065) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.142

·         Clifty Church Road (County Road 1054) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.50

·         McGrew Church Road (County Road 1249) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 1.95

·         Dickeys Mill Road (County Road 1239) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.486

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Traffic Advisory - I65 in Hardin County

Permanent striping will take place today beginning at 10am on I65 between Mile Marker 82 and Elizabethtown. The operation will require a lane closure. Work should be complete by 6pm. Two lanes will remain open at all times. The same operation will take place Thursday on the southbound side.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Cave City man arrested after search

A Cave City man was arrested after officers conducted a search of his home. On Tuesday morning, officers from the Cave City Police Department executed a search warrant at 704 Grinstead Mill Road in Cave City,

in reference to an ongoing narcotic investigation.  Inside the residence, officers located a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales and other items used to traffic narcotics.  32 year-old Michael Johnson, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with trafficking controlled substance, 1st degree, over 2 grams (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The case is ongoing and further arrests and charges are possible.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Horse Cave Rotary Annual Auction

The Horse Cave Rotary annual auction is underway this week through Thursday night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on SCRTC channel 6.  The proceeds from this auction is to fund community projects of the Horse Cave Rotary club.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Double Fatality crash confirmed in Smiths Grove

A one-vehicle crash in Smiths Grove has claimed the lives of two people.  According to the Warren County Coroner's Office, a man and woman were killed Tuesday afternoon. in the 1800 block of Hayes Lodge Road in Smiths Grove. Authorities say the vehicle appeared to have left the road, over-corrected and traveled to the opposite side of the roadway, striking a tree. Names and ages of the deceased were pending positive identification and contacting the family. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Six students treated after bus lands in ditch

Six students in Hardin County have been treated and released after a school bus landed in a ditch.  The crash occurred on Ky 84 near the Meeting Creek Road intersection Monday. Authorities say for an unknown reason, the bus left the roadway and went into the ditch. The students were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital as a precaution and were later released. The school bus was the only vehicle involved in the crash. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident.

 

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Hart County Chamber Office Professionals Luncheon

Hart County Chamber's 2019 Office Professional's Appreciation Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 24th, at noon.  Dan Klein will be the guest speaker. The chamber is collecting preschool socks, underwear, backpacks, pencils, crayons and markers. Simply bring one of these items and your name will be entered in a door prize drawing and each attendee will receive a special gift. To register, call Virginia Davis at the Hart County Chamber Office at 270-524-2892.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Pretrial conference set in murder case

A Bowling Green man accused of murdering his girlfriend, was in court Monday morning.  Joshua Crouch is accused of stabbing and killing Tracy Riggsbee. He is charged with murder was appointed an attorney, since he could not afford one. Judge Grise set a pretrial conference for Crouch for May 20th at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Woman arrested for child endangerment

A woman has been arrested for child endangerment in Warren County.  Bowling Green police were told by a witness that a fight had taken place between a man and a woman. The woman was identified as Noelle Gray. She was holding her two-year-old son, when the witness says she slammed the boy on the concrete and ran, leaving the child.  The boy was flown to Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital for treatment.

Gray was charged with Wanton endangerment, Assault 4th (Child Abuse), and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Horse Cave Police federal cases delayed

Action has been delayed in four federal cases involving the Horse Cave Police Department, pending an ongoing criminal investigation. The civil cases were filed by Anthony Owens, Jacob Morrison, Jesse Trent and Joanie Frazier against the Horse Cave Police Department; former Police Chief Sean Henry and two of the department's former Police Officers, Chris Trulock and Larry Dale Martin, plus the city of Horse Cave and Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry.  According to court documents, the plaintiffs claim they were falsely arrested and charged for crimes they did not commit, and that their rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, were denied. Search warrants were executed at the police department on March 5th, 2018 as part of the federal investigation, which led to a two day shut down at the police department and eventually led to the dismissal of Trulock and Henry. Martin was terminated from his position with the police department due to a federal court order that prohibited him from carrying a firearm.  A status conference is scheduled for September 30th in all four federal civil cases.

 

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Monday, April 15th, 2019

Inmate arrested in Bowling Green

A Barren County escaped inmate has been arrested in Bowling Green. According to Jailer Aaron Bennett, Barren County inmate escapee, Shannon Wyatt, was found in Bowling Green Saturday morning around 8:20 a.m. Bennett says Wyatt escaped from the jail's holding area Wednesday afternoon. Wyatt was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, April 15th, 2019

Greensburg man indicted for sex abuse

A Greensburg man has been indicted on sexual abuse charges 46 year-old Joseph M. Hash, of Greensburg, was arrested on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury. He is charged with two felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than the age of 12 between September 2011 and September 2012. If convicted, he faces five to 10 years in prison on the Class C felony charges. According to an arrest citation, the child was 6 at the time of the alleged acts. Hash was arrested February 20th and has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

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Monday, April 15th, 2019

Escaped inmate captured in Warren County

Officials say Charles Pedigo, an escaped inmate from Green River Correctional Complex in Central City, Kentucky, has now been captured in Warren County. According to the correctional complex, Pedigo walked away from the prison's minimum-security unit on Wednesday. Kentucky State Police say Pedigo was located at a home early Saturday morning on H E Johnson Road, after the homeowner called police, saying there was a man on her front porch trying to quiet her dogs. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Pedigo after locating him. Pedigo is now in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, April 15th, 2019

Guilty plea enter by Hart County woman

A Hart County woman has entered a guilty plea after being accused of shooting her parents on April 1st, 2018.  22 year-old Brina E. Nie pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and wanton endangerment. Nie's father, 56 year-old Jeffrey D. Nie, was found deceased in the bedroom of his home on G. Shelton Road in northern Hart County. He had been shot multiple times. Nie's mother, 58 year-old Barbara Nie, thought the blood on her clothes belonged to her husband, but it was later determined that she had been shot as well.  The commonwealth has recommended an 18-year sentence for the manslaughter charge and two years for the wanton endangerment charge. Nie is scheduled to appear in Hart County Circuit Court May 7th for final sentencing.  She remains in the Hart County Jail on a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Friday, April 12th, 2019

Underage drinking forum at Hart County High

School officials and law enforcement in Hart County are partnering for a forum to educate students and parents on the dangers of underage drinking. The forum is scheduled to take place inside the Hart County High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, April 16th, at 6:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be from the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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Friday, April 12th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM Council meeting

There will be a special called Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, April 15th, in the high school library at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, April 12th, 2019

E-town man linked to sexual assault

Authorities in Hardin County have linked an Elizabethtown man to a 2011 sexual assault.  37 year-old Thaddeus Artis was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury by using the state’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.  Artis was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, intimidating a participant in the legal process and first-degree persistent felony offender. After becoming a cold case, DNA from the case’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evi­dence kit subsequently matched that from a backlogged rape kit, which led to the indictment.  Artis is scheduled for arraignment April 23rd in Hardin Circuit Court. His bond

has been set at $100,000. He is currently lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on first offense, first-­degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

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Friday, April 12th, 2019

Two suspects indicted in murder case

Two suspects have been indicted in connection to a murder inside a Porter Pike Road business.  According to the Bowling Green Police Department, in February they were called to an incident of an injured person inside a business on Porter Pike Road. When they arrived, police found Smajo Miropija, of Bowling Green, dead and his body severely burned. The body was sent to Louisville for an autopsy where Miropija's death was ruled a homicide. During the investigation, officials identified Antonio Wilson and Jeffery Smith as suspects. Authorities say Wilson is in the process of being extradited back to Warren County from the Philippines. Wilson is facing a murder by complicity, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. Smith is facing murder, tampering with physical evidence, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property. Smith is currently in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, April 12th, 2019

Bowling Green armed robbery investigation

A report of an armed robbery in Warren County is under investigation.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to 2105 Porter Pike Thursday night. The victim told police that two black men in their early twenties robbed him at gunpoint. He described both men as about six feet tall and weighing around 170 pounds. One suspect was wearing a white shirt and the other was wearing a black shirt. The victim said his keys, phone and wallet were taken before the two men made the victim get back into his vehicle. The two men allegedly left in a dark older model Ford, possibly a Crown Vic and were last seen heading north toward

the Bowling Green city limits. If anyone has any information regarding the armed robbery, please call the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 270-842-1633.

 

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Friday, April 12th, 2019

Search continues for Barren County escapee

Barren County officials are searching for a man who escaped from the Barren County Detention Center. Deputies say Shannon Wyatt was transported to the Barren County Detention Center by the Allen County Jailer. While Wyatt was in the holding room waiting to be processed, he escaped through a door that was not secured. The door led to the Sally Port where Wyatt was able to exit. If you have any information on Wyatt's whereabouts, please contact Jailer Aaron Bennett at (270) 646-5948.

 

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Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Hart County Bicentennial magisterial tours

As part of Hart County’s Bicentennial Celebration, tours to each of its five magisterial districts will be held throughout the year. The first one is set for April 13th and focuses on District #1 that includes Munfordville and parts of surrounding communities. Magistrate Gary Gardner says “It will feature stops at the new high school and the Green River College and Career Academy that is set to open in August." The tour begins at 9 a.m. at the high school and everyone will travel by vans to the other destinations. The tour also includes a stop at the Fairgrounds where participants will learn about the Hart County Fair and taste a delicious treat from the Annual Amish Community Spring Auction taking place at the fairgrounds. From there, the tour continues to Rowletts to discover the history of this once bustling community. The remainder of the tour will focus on Munfordville’s Civil War history with stops at the Woodson House, Old Green River Cemetery, Ft. Craig, Ft. Willich and Ft. Terrill. The vans will return to Hart County High School for unloading at 1:00 p.m. but participants can proceed on their own to visit the Hart County Historical Museum and take a guided walking tour through downtown Munfordville. The tour is free, but registration is necessary for transportation purposes. To register, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270.524.2892 by April 10th. In the event of severe weather, the tour will be rescheduled for April 27th.

 

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Thursday, April 11th, 2019

EMS crew member and student injured

An EMS crew member and a student were injured Tuesday night while transporting a patient. An EMS Unit of Hart County Ambulance Service was in Horse Cave transporting a critical patient from residence to a helicopter intercept.  Both EMS employees and an EMT-Basic Student were in the patient compartment providing patient care with an official from the Horse Cave Fire Department driving the EMS unit.  When the EMS unit crossed over the intersection of Mary Thomas Avenue with Maple Avenue, the rear of the EMS popped up and threw the attending crew around the patient compartment of the unit.  One EMS crew member and the EMT-Basic student sustained injuries during the event.  The EMS unit continued transport to the Medical Center at Caverna where care of the patient was transferred to the Emergency Department team until

the arrival of Air Methods for transport.

The student was taken into the Emergency Department and evaluated, then transferred to the University of Louisville. The student has been released from the hospital. One crew member sustained back injuries during the event and was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital by Hart County Ambulance Service for evaluation and treatment of the injuries sustained and later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment of those injuries. This crew member is currently at Vanderbilt in stable condition. The second EMS crew member was not injured. No names of patients are being released and the event in currently under investigation. 

 

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Traffic Advisory - I-65 in Hardin County

Contract crews will be installing traffic monitoring equipment along I-65 Northbound overnight at mm 84 and 89. Traffic will be reduced one lane at 7:00 p.m. Work will be completed by 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Minor delays are expected but alternate routes are not suggested. Motorists should slow down when approaching work zones and be prepared for slow/stopped traffic ahead. Don't be distracted and pay close attention to posted signs.

 

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Tennessee woman arrested in Cave City

A Tennessee woman has been arrested in Cave City.  Cave City Police Officer Brandon Fletcher observed a vehicle Tuesday morning parked at Smiley's Consignment Shop on Mammoth Cave Road. The officer found that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Tennessee in February.  36 year-old Sadi Waterstraat, of Murfreesboro Tennessee, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.

Waterstraat was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Shoplifter arrested in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested after shoplifting at Big Lots in Glasgow.  Glasgow Police Department responded to a call Monday night from Big Lots involving a shoplifter. The suspect had fled the store and ran toward Shalimar Apartments. 21-year-old Chanse Ennis was located with a kitchen knife inside his front pocket along with a glass pipe and methamphetamine. Officers also recovered the stolen items and they were returned back to Big Lots. Glasgow Police charged Ennis with shoplifting, fleeing or evading police, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Trial begins Monday for two Illinois residents

Two Illinois residents are scheduled to appear today in Hardin Circuit Court for a pretrial conference. 38 year-old Magdelena Widz and 29 year-old Timothy Mina had cloned credit and bank cards and used them in various area businesses from late March until their arrests in a Towne Mall parking lot July 23rd.  The two were recognized by an employee who had seen their photos posted on the4 Elizabethtown Police Department's social media page.  Widz faces 29 counts of possession of a forgery device- identity and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument - identity, misdemeanor first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance — amphetamine; and first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — buprenorphine hydrochloride.  Mena is charged with 29 counts of possession of a forgery device — identity and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument — identity.  Widz and Mena's trials are set for Monday.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Missing Edmonton teen found safe

The family of 15 year-old Amber Shirley were offering a cash reward for information leading to her safe return.  Amber had been last seen at her grandparents house on Robert Wilson Road Friday, January 18th.

Kentucky State Police say Amber Shirley was found on Sunday night and is now home with her family.  Officials have not released any other information.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Edmonton man arrested after fleeing police

An Edmonton man is behind bars after attempting to flee from a police traffic stop Sunday. KSP Tpr. Ricky Cross attempted to pull over a Nissan Altima about 12 miles southwest of Edmonton.  The driver, later identified as 38 year-old Nathan A. Pruitt, fled in the vehicle on Ky. 163, turning on and off several roads. Pruitt eventually exited the car and fled on foot. After a foot pursuit, Pruitt was charged with second-degree driving under the influence (aggravating circumstances), first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree wanton endangerment (police), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), driving on

a suspended or revoked operator's license and resisting arrest.  Pruitt was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Cave City man

A traffic stop in Cave City Saturday led to the arrest of a wanted Cave City man. Glasgow Police Officer Mark Cromwell conducted the stop on Joe Traylor Avenue for a vehicle that had expired registration plates. It was confirmed that the driver, Patrick Stinson, had an active arrest warrant. Stinson was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; and tampering with physical evidence. Stinson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow man was arrested over the weekend after a traffic stop. The Glasgow Police Department pulled over a vehicle with expired registration plates Saturday on South Green Street. After an investigation Dillion Gibbons was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, trafficking In marijuana (less than 8 Oz.) 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. Gibbons was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested for wanton endangerment

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on wanton endangerment charges in Warren County.  According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a disturbance on Pleasant Hill Road Sunday, where they determined that Kenneth Ault had pulled a gun on his wife and son. Two of Ault's juvenile granddaughters were also present during the altercation. Ault's wife fled out a window to call 911. Ault is charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, and assault 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Cave City City Council Meeting

Cave City City Council met Monday night. Although it wasn't on the Council's meeting agenda, the city council continued to discuss the closing of the Gillenwater Street railroad crossing.  CSX has offered the city $25,000 and KYTC has offered $7,500 to close the railroad crossing, with the railroad company paying for the cost of the closing and cleaning up the rail yard in Cave City, painting the building and installing a privacy fence to hide the area. The city council voted to table action on the matter until the street committee has had time to meet with some of the city's residents and CSX representatives about the closing of the railroad crossing.

 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Health officials investigate E coli outbreaks

Health officials are continuing their investigation into E coli outbreaks that have now occurred in 5 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported eight people being hospitalized and 72 cases reported in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia. Half of those cases are in Kentucky. No deaths have been reported so far. The illnesses began in early March.  The Center for Disease Control advises people to wash hands often, cook meets thoroughly, avoid cross-contamination of food preparation areas, wash fruits and vegetables, avoid unpasteurized dairy products and juices and never prepare food for others when you are sick.

 

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Bowling Green man charged with rape

Bowling Green Police arrested 19 year-old Darwin Perez after a 13 year-old says he raped her. According to the arrest citation, Perez confessed to having sex with the girl in March. He also told police he gave the girl beer and marijuana. Perez told police he thought she was older, but said she looked very young. Perez told police the encounter was consensual. He is charged with Rape, 1st degree, prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor, unlawful transaction with a minor 2nd degree, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

 

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Monday, April 8th, 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, April 12th, at 10:30 a.m. due to Good Friday being on April 19th.  The food bank will be open throughout the day. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

E-town man indicted by Hardin County Grand Jury

An Elizabethtown man who led multiple police agencies on a lengthy chase in February that ended in a field in Sonora was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury on four felony charges. 34 year-old Joshua Logsdon remains hospitalized. According to investigators, he was shot multiple times after eight police officers fired at him about 30 minutes after a high-speed pursuit began Feb. 26th.  Logsdon was indicted on criminal attempt to commit murder against Elizabethtown Police Department Sgt. Pete Chytla. Logsdon also was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. KSP say he was shot after displaying a firearm at which time state police troopers, EPD officers and a Hardin County deputy sheriff fired their weapons.

39 year-old Alison Campbell, of Elizabethtown, is listed as a co-defendant in the case and was indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine; tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. The case is under investigation by KSP Critical Incident Response Team.

 

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Cave City Chamber Radio Auction

The Cave City Chamber Radio Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 9th, 10th & 11th, on WLOC Studio 101 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Also listen to the auction at wloconline.com.

 

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart Count Service Unit will meet Tuesday, April 9th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Courthouse in Munfordville. 

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night (April 8th) at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM Council meeting

There will be a special called Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, April 15th, in the high school library at 4:30 p.m.

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Metcalfe man concedes appellate process

A Metcalfe County man in prison for manslaughter, has conceded the appellate process after delays in getting his documents filed.  A jury convicted William Chesher in March 2014 on charges of first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence. Chesher received an 18-year sentence for killing Ronnie Hiser in 2013. Chesher claimed Hiser's wife was being abused by her husband and there was a

confrontation between the two when he went to Hiser's home. Cheshire argued that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel and appellate counsel and requested that the conviction and the sentence be vacated.  Circuit Judge John T. Alexander, denied Chesher's motion in May 2017.Chesher asked for “sufficient time and assistance” to prepare his appeal, including protective orders and depositions.  In September, that motion was granted with 60 days to file his brief. Another order was issued advising Chesher he had to show cause why the appeal should not be dismissed as his brief was overdue. The court provided no ruling on the appeal and according to the Kentucky Court of Appeals website, Chesher filed a motion in February to withdraw the appeal.

 

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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Edmonson Middle student places 6th in nation

A local middle school student represented South Central Kentucky in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Individual Player National Championship Tournament in Chicago this weekend.  Brody Johnson, an 8th grade student at Edmonson County Middle School, placed sixth in the nation out of 85 total competitors. He will receive a personalized plaque with his individual NAQT National Ranking. In the breakdown of subject areas, Brody placed fourth in the nation in Literature, fifth in Popular Culture & Sports, and fifth in Science & Math.

Also, The Edmonson County Middle School Academic Team defeated several teams to win the KAAC Governor's Cup State Quick Recall in Louisville.  The team is currently national champions and will return to New Orleans on Memorial Day Weekend to participate in the national tournament again this year.

 

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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Cave City Chamber Radio Auction

The Cave City Chamber Radio Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 9th, 10th & 11th, on WLOC Studio 101 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Also listen to the auction at wloconline.com.

 

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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Renovation project underway at Greenwood Apts

A renovation project is currently underway at the Greenwood Apartments in Horse Cave. The renovation is being done by ALCO Management, a multifamily Memphis, Tennessee-based housing company. The more than $5 million renovation project will include new windows, doors, roofs, energy efficient heating and cooling units and more. Also with the renovation project, each apartment will have its own washer and dryer. The rent the complex's residents pay will not be effected by the renovation project.

 

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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, April 9th, at 10:00 a.m. at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Search underway for Taylor County man

Authorities in Taylor County are conducting a search for 86 year-old Delmer Thomas Curry. Curry is a white male at 5 feet 6 inches, weighs about 130 pounds and has blue eyes and grey hair. He was last seen on April 1st around 4:30 p.m. According to officials, Curry has been officially listed as a Golden Alert. Crews continue day 4 of search efforts with an extensive ground search with multiple personnel on foot and using ATV's. Officials say there are not any new clues or leads at this time. Anyone with information or leads, should call 270-465-8000.

 

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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, April 8th, in the high school library at 4:30 p.m.

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Friday, April 5th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury recent indictments

Nineteen people were indicted in a recent session of the Hart County Grand Jury. They include:

30 year-old Nicholas Wilson, of Munfordville, for assault, 3rd degree – inmate, assault on a correctional employee and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

42 year-old Purnella Hodges, of Munfordville, for possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense – (drug unspecified) and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense, careless driving and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

32 year-old Richard Cox, of Bonnieville, for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, possession of prescription drugs not in proper container, 1st offense, possession of marijuana and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

21 year-old Robert Jackson, of Cave City, for 2 counts of theft of identity of another without consent, criminal mischief, 1st degree, theft by unlawful taking (all others), under $500, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, public intoxication and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.

42 year-old Roger Dill, of Munfordville, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree.

39 year-old Jessica Harris, of Louisville, for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

44 year-old Albert Page, of Cave City, for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

44 year-old Sue Ann Crain of Canmer, for forgery in the 1st degree.

42 year-old Robert Walters, of Bonnieville, for receiving stolen property and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

35 year-old Tara Jankowitz, of Magnolia, for theft by unlawful taking – auto.

32 year-old Justin Tucker, of Magnolia, for promoting contraband, 1st degree, and persistent felony offender, 1st degree,.

39 year-old John Jankowitz, of Magnolia, for theft by unlawful taking – auto.

25 year-old Chasity Horton, of Hardyville, for flagrant non-support.

21 year-old Jesse Hawkins, of Munfordville, for receiving stolen property.

25 year-old Zachary Blair, of Edmonton for 1st degree rape.

29 year-old Andrew Goodnight, of Horse Cave, for 1st degree robbery, 2 counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree, 2 counts of terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.

41 year-old Joseph Sallee, address unknown for 2nd degree burglary.

19 year-old Benjamin Easterday, of Bonnieville, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree.

And 48 year-old Donald Estes, of Louisville, for promoting contraband, 1st degree.

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Thursday, April 4th, 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, MAGISTRATE GARY GARDNER OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 188 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $14,116. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT VOTED TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR THE A/C FOR THE COURTHOUSE, APPROVED THE BID OF $24,894 FOR FROM GILLIE HYDE TO PURCHASE 4 NEW POLICE CRUISERS, TABLED CLARIFICATION OF LENGTH OF YOUNGSTOWN STREET, APPROVED ROAD VIEWERS FOR AMBULANCE DRIVE, APPROVED J. SCOTT WISE AND RUSSELL ROBERTS AS APPRAISERS FOR PROPERTY UNDER CONTRACT AND APPROVED THE JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS FOR PROPERTY UNDER CONTRACT, AGREEMENT WITH HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES 'REQUESTS. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Body in house fire identified

At approximately 1:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Barren County Sheriff's Office was called to a structure fire at 960 Boatman Road in the Railton Community after Fire Fighters located a body inside the residence. Fire Fighters first responded to the scene at approximately 12:15am and found the residence fully engulfed in flames. The body was transported to the State Medical Examiners Office in Louisville for an autopsy. The person has been identifie4d as 41 year-old James Barnes of Smiths Grove. No foul play is suspected at this time. The investigation is being led by detectives with the BCSO, and the State Fire Marshall.

 

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Logan County woman indicted on deception charges

A Logan County woman has been indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of falsely claiming to have terminal cancer. According to court records, Sierra Bennett of Lewisburg was issued a criminal summons.

According to the indictment, Bennett obtained property or services from members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church by deception, receiving monetary donations in the amount of $1,832, after claiming she had been diagnosed with cancer.  Bennett is facing a theft by deception charge of under $10,000.  Her first court appearance is scheduled for April 18th.

 

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Twenty tests positive for strain of E. coli

Twenty Kentuckians have tested positive for a strain of E. coli.  Public health investigators have not yet identified the source of the outbreak.  Investigators have noted some sort of food distribution is likely linked to

the outbreak.  According to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the reported cases involve children as well as adults and no deaths have been reported due to the outbreak. Six people have been hospitalized. Kentucky residents are encouraged to be aware of signs and symptoms of E. coli illness and to seek care if needed.  Symptoms typically include stomach cramps and diarrhea, including bloody diarrhea, and people generally become ill two to five days after consuming contaminated food.  Those with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to the E coli infection. State health officials are working with staff at local health departments in the counties with suspected or confirmed cases to determine the source.

 

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Tri-County Electric Warns Members of a Scam

Tri-County Electric members have reported receiving phone calls stating they have an unpaid bill and power will be disconnected if no payment is made within 45 minutes. They are directing customers to call 1-800-508-4310 to make the payment. Unfortunately, some of the scammers have become sophisticated enough that Tri-County Electric will sometimes show up on your Caller ID. No one from Tri-County Electric will ever contact you asking for payment or for any personal information. If you receive such a call or suspect a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.  

 

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be held Thursday, April 4th, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include discussion of Center Point Road, approve two appraisers for property under contract and approve Judge/Executive to execute all documents for property under contract.

 

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds

Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announce $501,284 in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds have been awarded to three Department of Highways District 3 counties – Logan, Barren and Butler – to improve infrastructure for non-drivers in the community.

“We are grateful for this significant federal TAP investment to benefit Logan, Barren and Butler counties,” said Gov. Bevin. “Funds from this program enable local communities to implement important transportation projects that increase connectivity for diverse populations, such as non-driving and disabled Kentuckians.”

The award will fund the following projects:

·         Barren County, City of Park City: $121,555 – This project allows residents and visitors to walk to a neighboring store, gas station, restaurant, city park, homes, Park City Elementary and the new Senior Citizens Center.

·         Butler County, City of Morgantown: $85,809 – This project will construct a new sidewalk with lighting, spanning east to west from Tyler Street to U.S. 231. Crossing signage and a crosswalk will be added to allow pedestrians to safely cross the existing sidewalk on Tyler Street. A community driven project, nearly half of respondents indicated it would provide needed access to commercial businesses and provide greater access to essential services, including medical offices, government offices, etc.

·         Logan County, City of Auburn: $293,920 – The project provides connectivity to the existing sidewalk network, Auburn Elementary School, and new retail facilities/restaurants located on Sugar Maple Drive.

“These funds support many Cabinet priorities such as improved safety, increased access and more efficient modes of transportation,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “We’re pleased this community will be able to make needed improvements to enhance the quality of life for Kentuckians.”

TAP is a federally funded reimbursement program administered through the Office of Local Programs in the KYTC’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid. Funding assists communities in funding transportation improvements, such as safe bicycle and pedestrian pathways and/or facilities, safe routes to schools, scenic routes and overlooks and other investments. Projects may be a mix of elements and accessible to the general public or targeted to a broad segment of the general public. This year, 14 projects were awarded funding statewide.

Funding for TAP is authorized as a dedicated portion of the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding program under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which authorizes federal transportation funding from Fiscal Year 2016-2020.

For more information, please visit https://transportation.ky.gov/LocalPrograms/Pages/TAP.aspx.

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Arrest made in stolen ATV case

A stolen ATV investigation has led to the arrest of an Edmonton man. The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department has been conducting an investigation after the ATV was reported stolen on Tuesday. Deputy Jarrod Steele located and recovered the stolen ATV Monday. Franklin Jones was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. More arrests are expected to be made in connection with the case.

 

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

One person dies in Barren County house fire

A house fire and death investigation is underway in Barren County.  At approximately 1:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Barren County Sheriff's Office was called to a structure fire at 960 Boatman Road in the Railton Community after Fire Fighters located a body inside the residence. Fire Fighters first responded to the scene at approximately 12:15am and found the residence fully engulfed in flames. The body was transported to the State Medical Examiners Office in Louisville for an autopsy. The identification of the body is unknown at this time and is pending the autopsy results. No foul play is suspected at this time. The investigation is being led by detectives with the BCSO, and the State Fire Marshall.

 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Scholarship established to help Caverna students

Alumnus establishes scholarship to help Caverna High School students take WKU Dual Credit classes. Clarence Glover, of Louisville, established the Clarence Glover Equity and Inclusion Scholarship to help underrepresented students at Caverna High School take WKU Dual Credit classes. Dual Credit courses allow high school students to receive credit from both their high school and WKU upon completion of a course. The Clarence Glover Equity and Inclusion Scholarship is part of the WKU Opportunity Fund, a donor-driven fundraising campaign to benefit WKU students through needs-based financial assistance in support of recruitment, retention and educational experiences that might otherwise remain out of students’ reach.


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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Knob Lick woman arrested in Glasgow

A Knob Lick woman was arrested over the weekend in Glasgow on drug charges. Glasgow Police Officer Andrew Moore responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Columbia Avenue Sunday. After consent was given to search the vehicle, Officer arrested 28 year-old Stephanie M. Whitlow on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), giving officer false identifying

information and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Whitlow was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Metcalfe County man pleads guilty to murdering roommate

The guilty plea was entered Monday morning in Barren Circuit Court by Bobbie Darrell Lawson three weeks prior to a jury trial set to begin in Metcalfe Circuit Court.  The case stems from the murder of 30-year-old Bobby Hubert in the summer of 2017, whose body was found inside a refrigerator in a field near the mobile home the two shared in Summer Shade. Hubert had a fatal gunshot wound in the head.  A total sentence of 20 years for Lawson is pending a judge's final decision. The final sentencing is scheduled for May 28th.


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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Bowling Green woman dies after crash

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says a fatal crash Saturday afternoon occurred on KY HWY 185.  According to authorities, 33-year-old Robyn Jones as driving a 2001 Saturn SUV in the 8800 block of 185 when she veered over into the opposite lane and struck a pickup truck. Darrin Stiles was driving the pickup truck with a 12-year-old child inside.  According to Sheriff Hightower, Stiles and the child were taken to the hospital for possible injures. Robyn Jones was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. The crash is still under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for third license suspension

On Sunday, police arrested a Glasgow man for DUI suspended license, 3rd offense. Officer Andrew Moore stopped Leathan Gearlds on Columbia Avenue and confirmed that his operator's license was suspended for DUI. Gearlds was arrested and charged with driving - DUI suspended license (3rd offense) and failure to wear a seat belt. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Greensburg man arrested in Cave City

A Greensburg man has been arrested on drug charges in Cave City Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 48 year old Lawrence Pickett of Greensburg on Monday afternoon.  Officer Reynolds noticed a suspicious vehicle in Days Inn parking lot, after running the license plate it was discovered that the license plate was coming back to a different vehicle. Officer Reynolds made contact with Pickett and was given consent to search the vehicle. Pickett was arrested and charged with possession of a control substances 1st offense (meth) and drug paraphernalia. Pickett was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

E-town woman accused of third-degree rape

A 34 year-old Elizabethtown woman is facing two allegations of third-degree rape. Mary Beth Marlman has been indicted on sex offenses involving a minor by the Hardin County Grand Jury. According to the indictment, she reportedly engaged in sexual intercourse twice between January 25th and February 8th this year with a person who was younger than 16 at the time. Third-degree rape is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Marlman was arrested February 14th by Elizabethtown Police on the charges and booked into the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

House fire and death investigation in Barren County

A house fire and death investigation is underway in Barren County.  At approximately 1:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Barren County Sheriff's Office was called to a structure fire at 960 Boatman Road in the Railton Community after Fire Fighters located a body inside the residence. Fire Fighters first responded to the scene at approximately 12:15am and found the residence fully engulfed in flames.  The body was transported to the State Medical Examiners Office in Louisville for an autopsy. The identification of the body is unknown at this time and is pending the autopsy results. The investigation into the fire is still on going and is being led by detectives with the BCSO, and the State Fire Marshall. They were assisted on scene by the Barren County Coroners Office. The South Barren Fire Department first responded to the fire and was assisted on scene by the Haywood Fire Department, Park City Fire Department, and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

DNA evidence to be retested in child's murder case

A motion was granted last week calling for the retesting of DNA evidence in the Timothy Madden murder case. During a hearing in Allen Circuit Court. Madden's attorney made the request, proposing that an independent lab in California be used for the testing. The commonwealth's attorney agreed, but said he did not want the trial date to change. Madden, who was not present for the hearing, is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin in November 2015. Her body was found in a creek soon after she disappeared from a youth football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School. A pretrial conference in the case is set for May 3rd. The jury trial is scheduled to begin September 4th in Hardin County.

 

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

Complaint leads to Glasgow drug arrest

A suspicious person complaint on Sunday has led to a drug arrest in Glasgow. Glasgow Police Officers say when they made contact with Stephanie Whitlow on Columbia Avenue, and received consent to search her vehicle. Inside the vehicle, officers found a metal safe that contained a syringe loaded with Methamphetamine, a glass pipe, additional syringes and three small bags of Methamphetamine. Stephanie Whitlow, of Knob Lick, in Metcalfe County, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), giving an officer false identifying information and possession of drug paraphernalia. Whitlow was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

KSP make drug arrest on I-65

Kentucky State Police have arrested a man after finding nearly two pounds of marijuana. According to KSP, on Saturday afternoon a trooper conducted a traffic stop near the 66 mm of I-65 southbound and pulled over 52 year-old Jeff West, of Rapid City, Michigan. Through the investigation, the trooper discovered West was in possession of nearly two pounds of marijuana, marijuana edibles, marijuana liquid extract and other drug paraphernalia. A quantity of cash was also seized. Jeff West was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and other miscellaneous traffic offenses. The case is being led by Trooper Lewis. He was assisted by the Hart County Sheriff's Department, Munfordville City Police Department and troopers with KSP Post 3. West was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

Glasgow man charged with sexual abuse

A 48 year-old Glasgow man is behind bars, after police say he engaged in sexual contact with a minor. 40 year-old Tommie Miller was arrested Thursday. Glasgow Police say their investigation determined Miller had been involved in a sexual act with a juvenile. Miller is charged with second-degree sodomy. Miller has been lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

Scottsville man killed in Warren County accident

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says 26 year-old Michael Walker, of Scottsvill3e, was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning. According to a report, Walker was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 hyeaded south on Scottsville Road when he drove into the median near the intersection of W G Talley Road. The sheriff's office says the truck traveled several feet in the median and Walker then came back into the south bound lanes and flipped his truck multiple times. The report goes on to say that Walker's truck hit a guardrail before stopping in the middle of the south bound lanes of Scottsville Road. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Alvaton Fire Department, Medical Center EMS and the Warren County Coroner's Office.

 

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested for unlawful transaction

KSP detectives have arrested a Bowling Green resident, stemming from a week long investigation involving a complaint of sexual abuse of a juvenile. 18 year-old Kolton D. Dunn, of Bowling Green, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with Rape, 2nd degree (no force)., Unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st degree and burglary, 2nd degree. Dunn was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, April 1st, 2019

Suspect arrested in Bowling Green

The Hart County Sheriff's Office, Detectives assigned to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky State Police were executing a drug search warrant Tuesday at 2684 Flint Ridge Road in Horse Cave. While conducting the investigation, a black Cadillac Escalade arrived at the property. Officers made contact with the operator of the vehicle and the vehicle fled from the residence. While the suspect was fleeing from the residence, he struck an officer with the vehicle. A high speed pursuit ensued and ultimately the suspect eluded police. Subsequently, the Hart County Sheriff's Office, the Kentucky State Police and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force joined together to locate the perpetrator. On Thursday, the agencies arrived at 609 Gordon Avenue in Bowling Green and arrested Richard Cardwell without incident. Cardwell was lodged in the Warren County Jail by Trooper Tucker Carmichael and charged with Assault 3rd degree- police officer, wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle) and knowingly possessing anhydrous ammonia with intent to manufacture meth, 1st degree. The officer struck by the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

 

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Friday, March 29th, 2019

Glasgow Police seeks info on missing teen

The Glasgow Police Department is asking for your help in locating Ana Perez-Godinez. Ana is a 17 year-old Hispanic female, five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last s3een on March 26th on Cameron Court in Glasgow wearing blue jeans, a black leather jacket and black tennis shoes. She may be in the company of Elvin Emanuel who is operating a 4 door dark blue vehicle. If you have any information, call the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Friday, March 29th, 2019

Five people facing drug charges in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department responded Wednesday to South Franklin Street after receiving a stolen firearms complaint. The officer made contact with several people inside a small building. A strong odor of marijuana was detected. Officials found marijuana, methamphetamine, spice, a syringe and a glass pipe. Charles Young, Jennifer Meadors, Stevie Staten, Kevin Hayes and Collin Wheat are all facing possession charges.

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Five arrested on drug charges near Horse Cave

On Tuesday, the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Detectives assigned to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at 2684 Flint Ridge Road in Horse Cave. A large quantity of crystal methamphetamine was located at the residence and over $7,507. 00 in cash. Charged and arrested were: Charles Wease for trafficking in controlled substance (meth) greater than 2 grams and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. Leroy Jones for trafficking in controlled substance (meth) greater than2 grams and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. Christy Cunningham for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, (meth), drug paraphernalia, buy/possession, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence. Jesse Trent for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth). And Stephanie Ann Palmer for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (meth), drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.  All were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Missing man's body found

A missing Cumberland County man's body has been found. According to Cumberland County Kentucky Emergency Management, the body of 29 year-old Jordan Moore has been found. Authorities say Moore went missing in February and efforts to find him had been ongoing. Officials confirmed they found Moore's body as they searched water by boat on Wednesday. Emergency Management is not releasing any other details at this time.

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Flint Group Plant employees could be affected

Numerous employees could be affected at the Flint Group plant in Elizabethtown. According to a news release, the printing and packaging company is changing its business model by discontinuing some of its in-house products. The company cited a decline in publication printing ink as the reason for the change Kim Stone, communications director for Flint Group, offered few details on how the Elizabethtown plant would be affected. "The pigment manufacturing will be idled, but the other activities will continue," she said in an e-mail. Stone said the impact on employees is being addressed "over the next few weeks."

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Park City death investigation continues

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Louisville Field Office, is continuing to work with the National Park Service to continue their investigation into the suspicious death at Zion Hill Cemetery near Park City Road in Mammoth Cave National Park. Officials say the body of 23 year-old Mariah Amber Decru, of Park City, was found and her cause of death is still under investigation.

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

11 year-old back home after bike/car crash

An 11 year-old boy is back home from the hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Grayson County. Kentucky State Police said March 18th, while riding his bike, the boy was struck by a car driven by 62 year-old Debra Boone, of Caneyville. The young boy has been identified as Logan Whitsett. He suffered a broken jaw, skull fracture, broken clavicle and a spine injury. Logan was released from the hospital Tuesday. Waiting for him when he returned home was a brand new bicycle and helmet from the Grayson County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Body found in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery

Authorities with the Glasgow Police Department have reported a body being found Wednesday afternoon near Fort Williams in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.  According to Sgt. Terry Flatt, public information

officer for the Glasgow Police Department, no foul play is suspected and no further information is available at this time.

 

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Threat deemed non-credible at Metcalfe School

Authorities in Metcalfe County are investigating a school threat that was written on a bathroom wall. Metcalfe County High School Principal Clint Graham posted on the school's website Wednesday morning that the written threat was not specific and was not found to be credible. Parents of students were notified through the school's One Call system concerning the issue.  Authorities were notified and additional law enforcement was placed at the high school Wednesday. An investigation is underway.

 

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Friday at Five Broke Girls

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting Friday, March 29th, for the Grand Opening Celebration of Five Broke Girls Cafe, located at 904 East Main Street in Horse Cave. The cafe offers "It's home-style cooking with a Texas kick". The Grand Opening Event will begin with a ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 2:00 p.m. It will include dessert samples, door prizes and more! Studio 101 - WLOC will be broadcasting live from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the celebration. For more information, call 270-786-8768.

 

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Community Action extends LIHEAP Crisis

Community Action Kentucky is extending it's enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted through April 30th a 30-day extension or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualified residents should apply at any one of the 23 Community Action Agencies located across the state.

 

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Two people sought for Franklin unlocked vehicle thefts

The Franklin Police Department says they are looking for two individuals who they say were stealing items from unlocked vehicles. In a news release Tuesday morning, officials said the suspects were in the West Woods Subdivision. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these suspects are asked to contact the Franklin Police Department.

 

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Hardin County weekend assault arrests

Three Hardin County men arrested and charged in separate weekend assaults are scheduled to appear April 5th in Hardin District Court for preliminary hearings in their respective cases. 36 year-old Joseph Jewell, of Radcliff, was arrested Sunday morning following an altercation with another man. Jewell is accused of shooting a man in the head at his Timberwood Drive residence. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 cash bond. 45 year-old Joseph Montgomery, of Elizabethtown, is facing multiple felony charges after his arrest Saturday afternoon. Montgomery is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and violating a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. 58 year-old George Walls, of Elizabethtown is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond after he was arrested Sunday morning for reportedly stabbing another man in the stomach at his Woodale Avenue residence. Walls is charged with first-degree assault and possession of methamphetamine.

 

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Tour of Magisterial District #1 Set for April 13

As part of Hart County’s Bicentennial Celebration, tours to each of its five magisterial districts will be held throughout the year. The first one is set for April 13 and focuses on District #1 that includes Munfordville and parts of surrounding communities.

Magistrate Gary Gardner says “It will feature stops at the new high school and the Green River College and Career Academy that is set to open in August." The tour begins at 9 a.m. at the high school and everyone will travel by vans to the other destinations.

The tour also includes a stop at the Fairgrounds where participants will learn about the Hart County Fair and taste a delicious treat from the Annual Amish Community Spring Auction taking place at the fairgrounds. From there, the tour continues to Rowletts to discover the history of this once bustling community. The remainder of the tour will focus on Munfordville’s Civil War history with stops at the Woodson House, Old Green River Cemetery, Ft. Craig, Ft. Willich and Ft. Terrill.

The vans will return to Hart County High School for unloading at 1 p.m. but participants can proceed on their own to visit the Hart County Historical Museum and take a guided walking tour through downtown Munfordville.

The tour is free, but registration is necessary for transportation purposes. To register, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270.524.2892 by April 10th. In the event of severe weather, the tour will be rescheduled for April 27.

 

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

E-town man arrested for rape and sodomy

A 45 year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. According to Elizabethtown Police, the incident occurred after 45 year-old Joseph Montgomery violated a Kentucky Emergency Protection Order against him, entering the home of the victim and refusing to leave. Montgomery was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Bill named after murdered Cave City woman

A bill named after a woman from Cave City that would make abuse of a corpse a felony, has become law. Governor Bevin signed the bill into law on Monday. 22 year-old Kristen Edwards, of Cave City, was murdered in July of 2016. Two years later Clark Smith was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her murder. One of Smith's charges was the abuse of a corpse, which in Kentucky is only a misdemeanor. Kristen's family worked to create Kristen's Law, which would make abuse of a corpse a felony. The law goes into effect on July 1st.

 

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Glasgow Police Department recent arrests

Two Glasgow residents are facing drug charges in separate incidents. Glasgow Police say Ronald Matthews had marijuana and meth in his garage on Bryan St4eeet. He was arrested and charged Monday. Amanda Eversole was arrested last week following a traffic stop that happened on Old Bowling Green Road. Police say they found a glass pipe that contained methamphetamine residue in her car.

 

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Nashville man facing more charges

A 22 year-old Nashville man being held in the Barren County Detention Center on a murder charge, is now facing additional charges. According to the Glasgow Police Department 22 year-old Devonja Sweat had the synthetic drug, spice in his possession inside the jail. Sweat was charged with possession of synthetic drugs, first-degree promoting contraband and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sweat is one of two people charged with murder in the death of Keshawn Sarver, who was found dead inside a residence n Glenwood Court in Cave City last January.

 

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

Green County attorney sentenced

A Greensburg lawyer who admitted to pocketing more than $1.3 million from clients to pay personal expenses that included gambling losses has been sentenced to eight years in prison. A statement from the U. S. Attorney's Office on Friday says Danny Butler, of Campbellsville, also was ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution. Butler pleaded guilty last year in federal court in Bowling Green to five counts of wire fraud for obtaining money from clients for legal work he didn't do and to stealing money from estates. Federal prosecutors said he liven an extravagant lifestyle and ran up gambling losses of $1.5 million. The scheme unraveled when two brothers waiting for proceeds of an estate contacted authorities about Butler's continued excuses for not turning over the money.

 

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

E-town man charged in stabbing

A 58 year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday morning after reportedly stabbing a man at his Woodale Avenue residence. George Walls is being charged with first-degree assault and possession of methamphetamine. When police arrived at his residence around midnight, Walls reportedly told Elizabethtown Police Department officers who he had stabbed and pointed to a bloody knife on his coffee table. Police later found the fleeing victim near mile marker 136 of the Western Kentucky Parkway with a stab wound to his abdomen. While pursuing a search warrant of Walls' residence, police also reportedly found a white residue suspected to be methamphetamine. First-degree assault is a Class B felony in Kentucky, punishable by 10 to 20 years, if convicted. Walls has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

Juvenile arrested in Warren County stabbing

A juvenile is behind bars after being accused of stabbing a victim. Warren County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 619 Main Street after 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived, they say a victim had sustained minor injuries from a knife. A juvenile was on the scene who was arrested for assault - 2nd degree (domestic violence), 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment - 1st degree, disorderly conduct, 1st degree, and tampering with physical evidence. The juvenile was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

Domestic dispute involving Metcalfe County teen

A woman is in jail on drug  charges after being involved in a domestic dispute with a teen in Metcalfe County. Officials say they responded to a complaint of a fight at the intersection of Randolph Road and the drive of Metcalfe County High School.  Authorities found that Kenya Parrish was involved in an altercation with a juvenile. Parrish was arrested and was later found to be in possession of a white crystal substance suspected to be meth and drug paraphernalia including a glass pipe. She is facing multiple charges including assault, 4th degree, possession of a controlled substance and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Parrish was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

Ag Development Board meeting Wednesday

There will be an Ag Development Board meeting will be held Wednesday, March 27th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Extension Office. For more information, call the Hart County Extension Office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Barren County rural road allotment

Barren County's allotment from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for work on rural roads within the county for the upcoming fiscal year is projected to be roughly $1.6 million. Joe Plunk, chief district engineer for the cabinet's Bowling Green-based District 3, announced the amount at Tuesday's meeting of the Barren County Fiscal Court, also sharing the breakdown for how the money is to be spent. In  addition to the $1,600,657, Barren County has $331,416 in carryover funds from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30th.

 

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Clinton County doctor pleads guilty

A Clinton County doctor has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing painkillers. Michael L. Cummings, of Albany, was charged in 2017 with 18 counts of knowingly and intentionally dispensing pain killers to six patients, without a medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice. Cummings faces a maximum 145 years imprisonment, a combined maximum fine of $7,250,000 and a maximum 3 year term of supervised release. The plea agreement was filed Tuesday.

 

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Arrests made in Edmonson County

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was dispatched to the area of Otter Gap and Sulphur Roads at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 18th, for multiple reports of a blue 2008 Chevy pickup driving recklessly toward on-coming traffic. The deputy found the pickup still running at 82 Joseph Court and 29 year-old Brittany Webb was passed out behind the wheel and a 5-year-old was asleep on the passenger side. The deputy says Webb woke up and opened the door as he approached, revealing a meth pipe in the door. He says she admitted having smoked meth. Webb was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and wanton endangerment, 1st degree. She was arrested and taken to the Hart County Jail. The deputy says later Monday evening a search warrant was executed at the residence, and numerous long guns and ammunition were seized in the home, along with bagged up suspected methamphetamine. Also seized were cash, scales, bags and other drug paraphernalia. On Wednesday, 38 year-old Derik Bledsoe, of Smiths Grove, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - methamphetamine over 2 grams, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified) and drug paraphernalia. All drug offenses are firearm enhanced. Bledsoe was also charged with convicted felon in possession of firearm and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. Bledsoe was also lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Shooting investigation in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is conducting a shooting investigation and looking for suspects. WCSO were called to a home on White's Chapel Road Wednesday morning after a shots fired complaint just before 8:00 a.m. Officials say the victim told them that two black males had fired gun shots and had possibly struck the home. WCSO say the suspects did fire shots from an unknown make and model firearm, hitting the home. They were told a male had left the area in a 1999 blue/tan Mercury van. WCSO has named two persons of interest as 19 year-old Devon West, of Franklin, and 20 year-old Jared Graigner, of Glasgow. The two suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

NCCAA Women's Basketball Player of the Year

The National Christian College Athletic Association announced Campbellsville University's Madison Faulkner was named the 2019 Women's Basketball National Player of the Year. Faulkner, a junior from Horse Cave, Ky., led Campbellsville to a Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament championship this season. She averaged 13 points and 6.1 rebounds per game to lead the Lady Tigers. In addition, she hit almost 43 percent from the field in just 21.6 minutes per game. Overall, Faulkner finished the year with 25 double-figure scoring games, including a career-high 29 vs. Loyola University in the third game of the season. Her three doubles-doubles also ranked seventh in the Mid-South Conference and were second on the team. Faulkner is well on her way to scoring 1,000 points in her career after having a breakout junior campaign. She finished with 469 points and now has 934 points. The Lady Tigers finished the season with a 33-3 record and reached the NAIA Quarterfinal for the fifth time in six years. CU also matched the most wins in single-season in program history with 33.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Hart County Board of Education meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday night, March 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at Legrande Elementary School. Several items are listed on the agenda.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Monday morning, March 21st, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Judge/Executive to apply for 80/20 Bridge Program, Easement Resolution with Edmonson County Water District, resolution authorizing the removal and relocation of all abandoned graves located in the4 Dale-Barbour Cemetery, Horse Cave, Judge/Executive to sign necessary contracts/agreements for the ARC Grant for Quarry Road, approve to advertise public meeting at the Hart County Historical Society for the Recreational Trail Program and approve Judge/Executive to apply and sign grant agreement, Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grant.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Barren County Schools' make-up days

Barren County Schools will have to make up two classroom days that the district dismissed last week for the girls' state basketball tournament. During Monday night's board of education meeting at Barren County High School's Innovation Zone, members voted to use March 29th, which is a Friday originally scheduled as a staff work day, and May 20th which is the Monday before Tuesday's primary election, as those make-up days. Superintendent Bo Matthews said it was difficult to find two more days to put back into the school calendar because of the concerns from parents about conflicts with family scheduling for trips and other upcoming events.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Wanted Grayson County man arrested

A wanted Grayson County man, who hid from authorities by barricading himself in an empty mobile home, has been arrested. On Sunday, Grayson County deputies arrested Steven Phelps, of Falls of Rough. He'd been wanted in a theft from earlier this month in the Indian Valley community. He's also a suspect for several other burglaries and thefts in an area. He also allegedly attacked a woman, choking her almost to the point of unconsciousness. Grayson County officials said they expect the number of complaints in the Indian Valley area to finally decrease with Phelps locked up. Phelps was charged with Criminal Mischief 1st, Assault 2nd, Burglary 2nd, as well as an outstanding warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Leitchfield woman arrested for meth

A Leitchfield woman has been arrested after she allegedly drove under the influence with her grandchild in the car. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office made the arrest on Sunday afternoon. A deputy saw a Chevy sedan cross the yellow line while driving on Highway 259N. They say the car was also missing a driver-side mirror. When officials stopped the car, 56-year-old Theresa Taymon was found driving, with her four-year-old grandchild in the car. Taymon went through a field sobriety test and was found to be under the influence of drugs. After a K-9 gave a positive indication on her car, officials searched Taymon and the car, finding meth. Taymon was arrested on the scene, charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree/Methamphetamine, Operating Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs, 1st Offense, and No Rearview Mirror. She was taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Fire damages Elizabethtown hotel

A fire heavily damaged an Elizabethtown motel Tuesday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to the Kentucky Cardinal Inn on E. Dixie Avenue around 12:45 p.m. The motel was occupied at the time, but no injuries were reported. The first emergency crews on the scene found "a large, active fire that quickly spread throughout the majority of the buildingt." The building is expected to be a total loss.

 

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Hart County man threatens with hatchet

A Hart County man is behind bars, accused of threatening several people with a hatchet. According to the Hart County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded Monday to Boiling Springs Road near Munfordville to a threat complaint. Deputy Caleb Butler and Sheriff Jeff Wilson arrested 42 year-old Roger Dill, charging him with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The sheriff's office says he was threatening and even lunging at individuals with a hatchet. Dill is lodged in the Hart County Jail and is being held on a $15,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Vehicle Strikes Child In Grayson County
Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers and Grayson County Deputies responded to an injury accident just outside of Clarkson Monday evening. On March 18, 2019 at approximately 5:38 P.M. CDT; KSP received a call from Grayson County Sheriff, Norman Chaffins requesting assistance with an accident investigation where a vehicle had struck a juvenile riding a bicycle on Millerstown Road (KY 224) in Clarkson. The preliminary investigation revealed, Debra Boone (62) of Caneyville, was traveling west near the 1800 block of Millerstown Road in a 2010 Cadillac SUV when the 11 year old male juvenile entered the roadway on a bicycle and into the path of the Boone’s vehicle. Boone attempted to avoid striking the child but was unsuccessful. The juvenile was airlifted to Norton Children’s Hospital with life threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition, Boone was not injured. Millerstown Road was shut down for approximately 2 hours while KSP Troopers reconstructed the accident. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkson Police Department, Clarkson Fire Department and Grayson County EMS. The accident is still under investigation by Trooper/Reconstructionist Brandon Brooks.

 

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Hart County teen charged after shooting

Deputies responded Monday to Hammonsville Road near Bolton Schoolhouse Road after a report of shots being fired at several people. After completion of the investigation, 19 year-old Benjamin A. Easterday, of Bonnieville, was arrested and charged with 4 counts of Wanton Endangerment - 1st degree. Easterday was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Four charged with burglary in Grayson County

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office has charged four men with a burglary that occurred last week. On Thursday deputies responded to a report of a burglary in process off of Sleepy Hollow Circle. Officials blocked the suspect vehicle as it pulled onto the road. They say it had been hauling a camper trailer along with other items in the bed of their pickup truck. Officials say four men were in the vehicle. One of them claimed that the property owner had given him permission to clean it up. The owners told deputies that was untrue. Michael Smith, of Shepherdsville, James Walker, of Vine Grove, Chad Goin, of Louisville, and Stephen House, of Radcliff, were all arrested and taken to the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Barren River State Park closed

Barren River Lake Resort State Park remains closed due to flooding and it may take months to clean up the site due to the high waters. Park Manager Danny Sallee said the flooding hasn't been as severe at Barren River Lake since 1989, though he emphasized there's been no danger to guests. The state park's boat ramp is closed until further notice. The beach area is totally flooded with structures underwater, Two holes of the golf course front nine are also under water.

 

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Ribbon cutting at Inspired Nutrition

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for the Grand Opening of Inspire Nutrition on Friday. Owned by Sharday Embry, this new business is located at 1217 Main Street in Munfordville (behind Dollar General Store). The grand opening event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Hart County Chamber Membership Drive

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership drive from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 21. Chamber Directors and guests will serve as special DJ’s at WLOC during this time in a concentrated effort to recruit membership.
This year, to support small business development in the county, the Chamber is offering a year of FREE membership to new businesses with less than 10 employees. This offer also applies to existing small businesses in Hart County who have never been a member of the Chamber. “We want them to come join us this year for free and see what we are all about,” explains Dewayne Forbis, Membership Committee Chairman. “If you know someone who is not a member, please encourage that business to call WLOC on March 21. ”

The Chamber will also use this opportunity to promote existing members. If you’d like to assist with the membership drive, or have questions about joining the Chamber, call 270.524.2892.

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1986 and is composed of large and small businesses, civic minded individuals, governmental offices and nonprofit organizations – all working together to foster economic growth, positive development, and an improved quality of life for the citizens of Hart County.

 

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 State Tournament

Over the weekend, Owensboro Catholic was defeated by Ryle 55 to 43 and Male Louisville was defeated by South Western. Ryle played South Western in the final on Sunday with Ryle winning and a final score of 63 to 48.

 

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Sentencing set for Radcliff man

A Radcliff man convicted in the 2017 shooting death of a retired U. S. Army veteran inside his Radcliff apartment will be formally sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. 38 year-old Timothy Hargroves, Jr. was found guilty January 31st of killing Bernard Williams, 56, and injuring Millareisha Dixon, the mother of one of his three daughters. A jury recommended a 45-year sentence for Hargroves -- 40 years on the murder charge and 13 years for first-degree assault to run concurrently, and five years for first-degree wanton endangerment to run consecutive to the other convictions for a total of 45 years. Hargroves is serving a seven-year sentence from a June conviction on multiple felony charges, including third-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - oxycodone, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and tampering with physical evidence. Once that sentence is over, the murder sentence will begin. He will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years.

 

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Russellville father sentenced in death of daughter

A Kentucky judge has sentenced a 34 year-old man to 10 years in prison in the death of his 5-month-old daughter after she was left in a van. Michael Anthony Thigpen, of Brandenburg, was sentenced Thursday in Logan County Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two counts of first-degree assault. Emma Grace Thigpen died June 10th, 2016, from Hyperthermia. She and two toddler sisters were left in a van parked outside the home in Auburn where Thigpen then lived. The other girls were hospitalized for heat-related problems. Court records say an investigation found Thigpen was up for 24 hours, drove a shift for Uber and took his wife to work before returning home and falling asleep inside his home with the children in the van.

 

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Allen County assault investigation now a homicide

At 7:53 a.m. on March 17th, 2019, Aylssia Rodriguez succumbed to injuries at Vanderbilt University Hospital.  KSP detectives have upgraded the shooting incident to a murder investigation. Detective May is being assisted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Scottsville Police Department. KSP Post 3 is requesting that anyone with any information or leads concerning the investigation to contact Detective May with Post 3 at (270) 782-2010.

On Saturday evening at 10:31 PM (CST), KSP Post 3 dispatch received a call for service from the Scottsville Police Department requesting assistance with a shooting investigation. The incident had occurred at 605 North 3rd Street in Scottsville. Scottsville police officers had responded to the address and located a male and female inside, which had both sustained gunshot injuries.

KSP uniformed troopers and detectives responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation has revealed that two residents of 605 North 3rd Street, Charles A. Hopewell (21) and Alyssia M. Rodriguez (21), were inside their residence when unknown person(s) entered the house with a firearm, shooting at Hopewell and Rodriguez, striking them both. Hopewell was struck in the head area and was treated and released from the hospital. Rodriguez was also struck in the head and is admitted into a hospital, where she is currently listed in critical condition.

Kentucky State Police is requesting that anyone with any information or leads concerning the shooting investigation to contact Detective Michael May with KSP Post 3 at the following number: (270) 782-2010. The ongoing investigation is being led by Detective May. Detective May was assisted by the Scottsville Police Department, and KSP uniform troopers and detectives.

 

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 State Tournament

The 2019 KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament is underway at Rupp Arena in Lexington. In Friday's 1st game, Scott County will take on Owensboro Catholic, followed by George Rogers Clark taking on Ryle. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Barren County Trojanettes will take on Male and South Western will play North Laurel. The final four will play Saturday evening and the championship game will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Joe Traylor Avenue Wednesday. Officers located individually wrapped bags of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, handguns, digital scales, pipes and rolling papers. Jimmy Tucker, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (cocaine), possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree-drug unspecified, possession of handgun by convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense. Tucker was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Larue County man arrested in police chase

A 38 year-old Larue County man who reportedly led Elizabethtown Police on a pursuit Wednesday afternoon has also been accused of assaulting six officers. 38 year-old James Droddy, Jr., of Buffalo, is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear at 9:00 a.m. March 22nd in Hardin District Court. According to an arrest citation, police attempted to stop Droddy in a 2019 Toyota Tacoma around 3:45 p.m. at Johnstown Road and Patriot Parkway for driving at a high rate of speed and "weaving in and out of lanes." He continued driving, eventually stopping in the parking lot of the Hardin County Government Building. When EPD officers attempted to arrest Doddy, he reportedly resisted and proceeded to "punch and kicked a total of six officers." Droddy is charged with a number of traffic offenses including driving on a suspended or revoked license. He is also charged with six counts of third-degree assault of a police officer and one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. He is charged with first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Kindergarten registration at Hart County Schools

Hart County Schools will hold Kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 21st, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) physical examination record

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate

c) birth certificate

d) child's social security card

e) eye exam form (required before January 2020)

f) dental exam form (required before January 2020)

The child is not required to attend the registration.

For additional information, contact Daniel Hawkins, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631.

 

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Thursday, March 14th, 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, March 15th, at 10:30 a.m.  The food bank will be open throughout the day. 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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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Logan County man arrested in bank robbery

A Logan County man was arrested Tuesday for a bank robbery in Mississippi. Federal authorities contacted the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force Tuesday afternoon about Russell John Shelton. He is suspected of participating in a bank robbery in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday night, police went to Shelton's home and arrested him for the bank robbery. He was taken to the Logan County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

E-town man pleads not guilty in child's death

An Elizabethtown man charged in the beating death of a 4-month-old boy in his care, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court. 25 year-old Jahi Cinque Hall was indicted February 28th on a murder charge after his arrest December 22nd in the death of Brody Lemuel Taylor, of Elizabethtown.  The medical examiner ruled the child’s death a homicide. Hall is being held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Deten­tion Center. A pre-trial conference was scheduled for April 30th.  If found guilty of murder, Hall could be sentenced 20 to 50 years, or life, in prison.

 

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Metcalfe County murder trial scheduled

A murder trial for a Metcalfe County man has been scheduled for April. At a pretrial conference Tuesday in Metcalfe Circuit Court, Judge John T. Alexander noted trial dates were scheduled for 48 year-old Bobbie D. Lawson who is accused of murdering his roommate around July 31st, 2017. Lawson, of Summer Shade, is charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse in relation to the death of 30 year-old Bobby Hubert. Two separate evaluations found that Lawson is competent to stand trial.

The trial is scheduled for April 16-19th.

 

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

E-town woman drives through liquor store

An Elizabethtown woman has caused heavy damage to the entrance of a liquor store. Elizabethtown fire and police departments responded around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Packages & More Liquors at 803 N. Dixie Ave. after a truck drove through an entrance of the store.  Alishia Duvall, 37, of Elizabethtown, was charged with first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants by Elizabethtown police following an investigation.  She was the lone occupant of the vehicle. No injuries were reported. The liquor store was closed for the rest of the day.

 

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 underway

The KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 is making its debut at Rupp Arena (March 13th-17th), as the historic venue plays host to the girls' basketball tournament for the first time. This year's tournament will mark the first Girls' Sweet 16 played in Lexington in the modern era, as the city held the event 11 times prior to the return of girls' basketball as a KHSAA - sanctioned sport in 1975, with the games played at the Armory from 1922-26 and UK Alumni Gym from 1927-32. The 2019 Girls' Sweet 16 gets underway Wednesday when Knott County Central takes on Scott County at 11:00 a.m. c.t.

 

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Criminal abuse arrests in Warren County

On Tuesday evening, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Troopers' Jason Adkison and Jonathan Johnson conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 65 near the 40 mile marker in Warren County. Post 3 dispatch had received a complaint on the vehicle, a U-haul box van, which the caller stated contained unrestrained children in the cargo area. Through investigation, it was determined that the operator, 28 year-old Adam C. Smith, of Newark, OH, along with a passenger, 19 year-old Thora Thornton, also of Neward, OH, had rented the cargo van earlier in the day. The cargo van was not equipped with passenger seating for additional occupants in the cab portion of the vehicle. Two juvenile passengers, which were found to be relatives of Thornton's, were located in the rear cargo area of the van, and were unrestrained. Both juveniles were uninjured when troopers established contact with them. Troopers' Adkinson and Johnson arrested Smith and Thornton on scene. They were lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Man falls into well in Vine Grove

A 33 year-old Vine Grove man has been rescued after falling into a well on East Main Street Monday night. Vine Grove police and fire responded to a call to the residence after the owner heard screams coming from the well, where a mentally challenged man had left a group home on Bent Tree Drive and after an unknown amount of time, fell into the well, which was approximately 6 to 7 ft deep. The man was found alert and conscious and taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment and observation. The Vine Grove Police Department is conducting an investigation.

 

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Drug bust at Tompkinsville residence

A drug bust in Tompkinsville lands one man in jail.  Police raided a residence on Rock Crusher Road Monday where 16 grams of meth and 12 grams of cocaine were found. The occupant of the home, John David "Sonny" Graves was arrested and charged with two counts each of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of trafficking within a thousand feet of a school.

 

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Kristen's law now goes to Governor to sign

A bill has cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives that bears the name of a Barren County woman who's body was found in Green River in Hart County. Senate Bill 155, known as Kristen's law, was sponsored by Sen. David Givens and had previously been approved by the Senate, and now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin to sign before it becomes law. It is named after Kristen Edwards, of Glasgow, who was murdered in July 2016 by Clark W. Smith and her body  found in a container in the Green River.   Kristen's family and friends began pushing for the law to change when they learned that the penalty for abuse of a corpse was relatively small. Senate Bill 155 would make the crime a Class D felony in every case. 

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at Medical Center

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 15th, at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate a new service offered by The Medical Center at Caverna. The hospital is now offering chemotherapy treatments. The ribbon cutting will be held at the hospital's rural health clinic located adjacent to it at 1495 South Dixie Street, Horse Cave. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Two E-town residents indicted for burglary

Two Elizabethtown residents who were arrested in early January on burglary charges have been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury. 36 year-old Joseph Walden and 25 year-old Grace Logsdon were indicted on second-degree burglary charges. The burglaries occurred between December 30th, 2018 and January 2nd, 2019. According to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release in January, authorities had been investigating three burglaries - in the 100 block of Murphy Drive and the 800 and 900 blocks of Hawkins Drive. Among the items taken during the burglaries were watches, jewelry, clothing and electronics.

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Metcalfe County man arrested on drug charges

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested by Glasgow Police on drug charges. Glasgow Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle Monday at Budget Storage along East Main Street. The person in the vehicle was identified as 42 year-old Christopher Solich, of Center. Solich was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled

substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Complaint leads to arrest of Glasgow woman

A complaint to Glasgow Police has led to the arrest of a Glasgow woman.  The Glasgow Police Department responded to a residence on Lexington Drive Sunday in reference to

a complaint.  After an investigation, Melissa Jewell, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 3rd Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Violation of Conditions of Release.  Jewell was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Cave City City Council meeting

The Cave City City Council met Monday night.  A decision to close the railroad crossing at Gillenwater Street was made during the meeting.  According to City Administrator Robert Smith, CSX has offered a $25,000 proposal as an incentive to close the crossing and the state has offered $7500 for safety purposes.  Smith also requested that the rail yard be cleaned up, the building painted and a privacy fence installed to hide the area. The council also discussed buying a truck to use in medical emergencies by the fire department and the need of a better garbage truck as well. The council voted to declare two lots located along Schoohouse Lane as surplus property and then offer to advertise and sell them as required by law. The city council also voted to offer Houchens Industries $25,000 for the  purchase of the former Houchens Market building near the corner of Duke and North First streets.

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Body found in Mammoth Cave National Park identified

The body found within Zion Hill Cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park has been identified as 23 year-old Mariah Amber Decru, of Park City. The investigation into the cause of death is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Louisville Field Office, with assistance from the National Park Service. Investigators cannot confirm the cause of death at this time and are awaiting the medical examiner's report and various test results before additional information will be released.

 

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury returns eight indictments

They include:

64 year-old Ernest England, of Lagrange, for sexual abuse, victim under 12 years of age.

33 year-old Michael Reynolds, of Bonnieville, for possession of methamphetamine.

49 year-old James Horton, of Horse Cave, for theft by unlawful taking and persistent felony offender.

25 year-old Steven Rhodes, of Horse Cave, prohibited use of electronic means to procure a minor for sexual offenses.

54 year-old Jesse Trent, of Horse Cave, for theft by unlawful taking.

59 year-old John Spangler, of Canmer, for possession of a controlled substance, terroristic threatening, fleeing & evading police and resisting arrest.

41 year-old Jacob Oldham for possession of drugs and public intoxication.

and 62 year-old George Phillips for failure to comply with sex offender registry.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Sheriff arrested after Breckinridge County collision

Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a tow-vehicle collision in Breckinridge County Friday night. At approximately 6:35 p.m., KSP Post 4 received a call of a two-vehicle collision near the 9400 block of KY 259 in Breckinridge County. The preliminary investigation revealed that Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate was operating his personal vehicle, a 2018 Chevy pickup truck, when he struck a 2007 Mercury operated by Jill Lanning, of Leitchfield. After striking Lanning's vehicle, Pate's vehicle struck a utility pole before coming to a stop in a barbwire fence. Lanning was transported to Breckinridge County memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. Sheriff pate was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The accident is still under investigation.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Wayne County man arrested for sex abuse

The Wayne County, Kentucky Sheriff's office announced Thursday that an Albany man had been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a child. Aiden H. Fields was arrested on a Cumberland County Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for 1st degree sexual abuse. Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron says the victim was under 12 years-old. Sheriff Catron says Fields was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

 

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Magistrate Gardner elected President of KMCA

Last week at an annual Kentucky Magistrates Commissioner Association in Louisville, Hart County's own Gary Gardner was elected president. Gary represents the 1st district and is currently serving his 4th term. Gary has been on the KMCA board of directors since 2012. KMCA was organized in 1952 to help fiscal court advocate for the counties in Frankfort. KMCA has over 500 members representing all 120 counties in the commonwealth.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Additional lawsuit filed against Horse Cave Police

Another lawsuit has been filed against the Horse Cave Police Department. A woman who alleges she was falsely arrested and forced to undergo a sham drug test by the Horse Cave Police Department last year is now suing the agency, making this the fourth active lawsuit against the police department. Joanie Marie Frazier's lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green, names as defendants the police department, its former chief Sean Henry, former officers Chris Trulock and larry Dale Martin, Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry and the city of Horse Cave.  Frazier alleges she was the victim of excessive force, assault, battery, false arrest, negligence, unlawful search and seizure and violation of her rights to free speech.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Hart County woman arrested on drug charges

On Sunday, Deputy Caleb Butler and Deputy Steven Shields responded to Creek Road, Bonnieville, for a disturbance involving a verbal altercation and possible theft. During the course of the investigation, 46 year-old Stephanie Nunn, of Bonnieville, was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine and arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Nunn also had an outstanding bench warrant for Criminal Trespassing, 2nd degree. Nunn was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

I-65 Lane closures overnight  

Lane closures on Interstate 65 near the exit 20 interchange at I-165 (formerly William H. Natcher Parkway) in Bowling Green are expected to begin Monday night at 8:00 p.m. The lane closures are necessary so contract crews can update the signs for the I-165 designation.

The lane closures are expected to begin in the southbound direction. Once those signs are replaced lane closures may take place in the southbound direction as well. Motorists should slow down in this area and use caution as workers will be present.

The project to sign the entire length of the William H. Natcher Parkway to I-165 begin last week and is expected to continue for the next couple of weeks.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas announced in September of 2018 an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to officially designate the Natcher Parkway as I-165. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie announced the initiative to designate the Natcher Parkway as an interstate spur at an event in Owensboro in August of 2016.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Boys' Sweet 16 Champions - Louisville Trinity

In the final round Sunday, it was Louisville Trinity up against Scott County. Louisville Trinity won 50 to 40 to become the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boy's Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Champions.

Girls' Sweet 16 games get underway Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Studio 101 - WLOC will have complete coverage of the entire Girls' Sweet Sixteen.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 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, March 15th, at 10:30 a.m.  The food bank will be open throughout the day. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart Service Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, March 12th, at 10:00 a.m. at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday, March 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Board of Education Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville. The item on the agenda will be to conduct student hearing.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting on Monday, March 11th, in the high school library at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held Monday night, March 11th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Arrest made at Glasgow vacant residence

On Friday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Elm Hill Drive in reference to three subjects that had entered a vacant residence. Sgt. Nick Houchens located John Allen standing in the driveway and detected the odor of alcoholic beverage on his person. Sgt. Houchens located Methamphetamine where Allen had been standing. John Allen was arrested and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense) and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Allen was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Passenger arrested in Cave City after traffic stop

Officer Edwards of the Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday night on Old Horse Cave Road for a minor traffic violation. After an investigation and search of the vehicle, a passenger, Charles A. McClanahan III, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, 1st offense, and drug paraphernalia. McClanahan was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Two people sought by Cave City Police

Two people are being sought by Cave City Police after escaping into a wooded area Sunday. Officer Reynolds with the Cave City Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Chevy Trailblazer on Sanders St. The vehicle failed to stop and traveled onto Grinstead Mill Rd and eventually into Hart County on Hatcher Valley Road, before turning into a driveway. A male and female fled the vehicle into a wooded area.  Officer Reynolds secured the vehicle and waited for responding officers to arrive. An attempt was made to track the subjects, using canines, but was unsuccessful. The identities of the two are not known at this time.  Officers are currently investigating the incident and following leads.  More information will be released as the investigation continues.

 

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball

The Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament is underway:

Playing Friday morning is Walton Verona going up against Campbell County, followed with Ashland Blazer taking on Trinity. In the evening game, Scott County will play Butler County and Madisonville will play Warren Central.

The Girls' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament will begin Wednesday morning at 10:45 a.m. WLOC will broadcast all the Boys and Girls Sweet 16 Tournament.

 

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Nine former Larue inmates file lawsuit

Nine former Larue inmates filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Louisville on February 27th, claiming they were sexually assaulted by former deputy jailer Jerome Perry. Named as defendants are Perry, former jailer Johnny Cottrill, former jail employees identified only as "Defendant Deputies A-E." Also named as a defendant is Larue County. The plaintiffs are identified in the lawsuit only as Jane Doe #1-9 to protect their privacy. The acts allegedly occurred last year between February 1st and August 20th while the women were inmates at Larue County Detention Center. Perry was indicted by the Larue County Grand Jury on September 17th for four of the alleged acts and was indicted for a fifth on December 17th. The criminal charges are still pending. The defendants have until March 21st to file a response.

 

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Body of missing Tennessee man found

The body of a missing Tennessee man was recovered from flood waters Thursday night just after 7:00 p.m. According to the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Durrone Vernon Moore's body was located where his car was previously found on Cal Harris Road. The Gallatin Police Department was contacted by Moore's girlfriend Monday night after she received a call from Moore saying he was trapped in a river and could not get out. The SCSO received a call Tuesday morning about a submerged car, which they discovered belonged to Moore, who had been reported as missing.   

 

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on meth charges

A Glasgow man has been arrested after methamphetamine was found at his residence. According to Glasgow Police, officers responded to a complaint Wednesday at the home of 48 year-old James York. After entering the residence, four individually wrapped bags of suspected meth was found. York was arrested and charged with first-degree, first-offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, greater or more than two grams.  York was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Burkesville man arrested for sex abuse

Kentucky State Police arrested a Cumberland County man around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6th, after an extensive investigation of an alleged Sexual Abuse. 33 year-old Sammy Gibson, of Burkesville, was charged with Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, and Sexual Misconduct and taken to the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Bonnieville man arrested on drug charges

Deputies with the Hart County Sheriff's Office arrested 42 year-old Robert Walters, of Locust Grove Road, Bonnieville, Thursday. Walters was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine (2nd or greater offense), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of marijuana. Walters was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Simpson County searches for missing Tennessee man

The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man missing out of Tennessee after his car was found submerged in flood water. SCSO received a call Tuesday morning about the car, and after towing it, they found that it belonged to Durrone Vernon Moore, who was reported missing from Gallatin. According to the Gallatin Police Department, Moore's girlfriend contacted them after receiving a call from him on Monday night where he was screaming and saying he was trapped in a river somewhere and could not get out. SCSO said multiple searches have been made in the water and surrounding area for Moore and they are continuing their search. Anyone with information, is asked to call the Simpson County Sheriff's Office at 270-586-7425 or the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

5th Region Girls Champs - Bethlehem

In the Girl's 5th Region Championship game Tuesday night, the Bethlehem Banshees defeated Elizabethtown 63 to 47.

 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Fire Departments respond to courthouse

Fire Department's responded Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. to the Hart County Courthouse where there was smoke. It was determined that a belt on the central heating unit had caused the problem.  Units from Bonnieville, Horse Cave and Munfordville responded and the units left shortly after 4:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Edmonton woman arrested at jail parking lot

An Edmonton woman has been arrested in the parking lot of a nearby jail. According to Glasgow Police Department, officers responded to the Barren County Detention Center in reference to a woman who was found unresponsive inside a parked vehicle. When 40 year-old Misty Nance awakened, charges were brought against her. Nance was arrested for

trafficking in a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Missing teen may be in central Indiana

Officials in Kentucky are searching for a missing teenager who may be in the Indianapolis area. Elizabethtown Police say 17 year-old Allison Paige Huddleston has been missing from her home since around 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 3rd. She was wearing a cream-colored Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt with a red stripe, black pants, black tennis shoes and a maroon toboggan. Police believe she may be in the Louisville or Indianapolis areas. Police did not give a reason why they believe Huddleston might be in central Indiana. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Allison Huddleston, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Two killed in head-on collision identified

Two people that were killed in a head-on collision near Smiths Grove have been identified. The accident happened at 7606 Glasgow Road, near Smiths Grove. In a report, Sheriff Brett Hightower said 36 year-old Joshua Thomas, of Glasgow, was traveling westbound on Glasgow Road when his car crossed the center lane and struck a truck. Officials say 42 year-old Christopher Gentry, of Smiths Grove, was driving the truck when he was traveling eastbound, causing the two vehicles to hit head-on. Both Thomas and Gentry were pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in Gentry's vehicle, Amy Love, was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Russellville woman dies due to injuries

A Russellville woman has died after a two-vehicle collision that occurred Monday morning in Warren County. 36 year-old Meleaha T. Duncan was pronounced deceased early Tuesday morning at the Tristar Skyline Medical Center. Duncan was traveling east on Russellville Road when her vehicle struck the rear of a trailer being pulled behind a pickup driven by 49 year-old Jeffrey W. Cline, of Bowling Green. Meleaha Duncan was taken to the Nashville Hospital from the scene. No other injuries were reported.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

5th Region Girls Tournament scores

In Girls 5th Region Tournament action from Green County High School Monday night: Bethlehem defeated Caverna Lady Colonels, Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 14 points. All Tournament Team went to Stacia Burnett & McDeeya Faulkner. In the second game of the night: Elizabethtown defeated Marion County 60 to 42. Elizabethtown will play Bethlehem in the final game Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Ag Development Board Meeting Wednesday

There will be an Ag Development Board meeting Wednesday, March 27th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Hart County Extension Office. For more information, call the Hart County Extension Office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Tornado alert drill set for Wednesday

The annual statewide tornado drill will be taking place Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. It will be conducted at 9:07 a.m. Wednesday.  The National Weather Service will issue a test tornado warning message in partnership with Kentucky Emergency Management, Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcasters Association.  Across Kentucky, outdoor warning sirens will sound, weather alert radios will activate, and television and radio stations will broadcast the alert along with mobile devices. During the test alert, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, educators and government agencies are encouraged to participate in the tornado drill and update their emergency plans as needed.

 

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Horse Cave couple arrested in Cave City

A Horse Cave husband and wife have been arrested on drug charges in Cave City. According to police, KSP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Main Street for not having an illuminated license plate. The driver, identified as 42 year-old Jason Taylor, was arrested on drug charges and driving on a suspended driver's license. A passenger, who was his wife, 27 year-old Lauren Taylor, was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Edmonton woman arrested in jail parking lot

An Edmonton woman has been arrested in the parking lot of a nearby jail. According to Glasgow Police Department, officers responded to the Barren County Detention Center

in reference to a woman who was found unresponsive inside a parked vehicle. When 40 year-old Misty Nance awakened, charges were brought against her. Nance was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Boys 5th Region Champions - John Hardin

In the Boys 5th Region at Hart County High School on Friday night:

Taylor County defeated Larue County 63 to 56 and John Hardin defeated Marion County 74 to 55. Taylor County advanced as well as John Hardin for the Championship game Saturday evening. John Hardin defeated Taylor County with a final score of 62 to 51. John Hardin will advance to the Boy's Sweet Sixteen Wednesday night.

 

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Girls 5th Region continues

In the Girls 5th Region at Green County High School: Bethlehem will take on Caverna Lady Colonels Monday night at 5:00 p.m. WLOC will be on the air with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. In the second game: Elizabethtown will play Marion County at 7:00 p.m. The championship game will be Tuesday night.

 

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Morgantown man sentenced in murder cases

A man who entered an Alford plea to killing a retired pastor and his wife in their South Central Kentucky home has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Daily News reports a judge sentenced 36 year-old Kevin Dye on Thursday in Butler Circuit Court in the 2016 shooting deaths of Kenneth Neafus and his wife, Dorothy Neafus. According to testimony during the sentencing hearing, the retired pastor and his wife contributed to the needy and had ministered to Dye and his family. Special Judge Janet Crocker said the evidence suggested Dye entered the Neafuses' home to steal something. Police testified a gun and bottles of medication were reported missing.  Dye's plea last year doesn't admit guilt, but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence for a conviction.

 

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Grand Jury indicts man in E-town shootings

A grand jury in Kentucky has indicted a man on charges that include murder and assault in the shootings of four people in Elizabethtown. Shadrach Peeler is accused of killing 34 year-old Cherie Turner and then going to a convenience store and killing co-owner Subash "Su" Ghale and wounding two others. The indictment Thursday also accuses Peeler of tampering with evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and resisting arrest. Elizabethtown Police were called to the store on February 21st after gunshots were reported. Police said the gunman was arrested when he returned to the scene of the first shooting.

 

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Tennessee man arrested in Cave City

A Tennessee man has been arrested in Cave City on drug charges. On Friday, Major Dave Houchens with the Cave City Police Department, responded to U. S. Bank on Broadway Street in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. Te complaint stated a silver Chevy SUV had struck a curb while pulling into the parking lot and was being operated by a female. Major Houchens observed a vehicle matching the description and conducted a traffic stop on 1st Street for an equipment violation. The officer made contact with the driver, Heather Lyons, of Horse Cave, and a male passenger later identified as Joshua Hatfield of Lenoir, TN. After a brief investigation, K9 Jax was deployed who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. During the subsequent search, Officers located suspected marijuana, and a black bag containing suspected methamphetamine and used syringes. Heather Lyons stated the marijuana belonged to her but denied knowledge of the methamphetamine and syringes. During questioning, Joshua Hatfield admitted ownership of the methamphetamine and syringes. Hatfield was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Heather Lyons was determined not to be under the influence during the investigation. Hatfield was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Two Vehicle Collision Results in Fatality

Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call Sunday, March 3rd, at around 11:35 a.m., of a two vehicle injury collision involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle. The collision had occurred southbound near the 55 mile marker of Interstate 65 in Hart County. Post 3 Troopers responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation indicated that 18 year-old Kimberly Linder, of Elizabethtown, was operating a 2012 Toyota Camry while traveling southbound on Interstate 65. Linder’s vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway, striking a guardrail. Upon impact, the vehicle re-entered the roadway traveling into the path of 22 year-old Christopher Ross, of Brownstown, IN, who was operating a 2016 International semi-truck owned by TPS Industrial Services, traveling southbound. Linder’s vehicle was struck by Ross’ in the passenger side. Both vehicles came to final rest on the right shoulder of the roadway. Kimberly Linder was transported by Hart County EMS to the Medical Center at Caverna where she pronounced deceased by hospital staff. Linder was restrained at the time of the collision. Christopher Ross refused medical treatment/transport on scene and did not report any injury  The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Trooper Daniel Priddy. He was assisted on the scene by Post 3 troopers and CVE officers, Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner, Hart County Sheriff’s Department and Horse Cave Fire Department. No further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

5th Region action continues

In Thursday night's game at Green County High School:

Elizabethtown defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 71 to 21. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 5 points and All Region Team goes to Haley Sturgeon.

In the second game Thursday night: Marion County defeated Bardstown 66 to 63 in double overtime.

 

On Monday: Bethlehem will play Caverna Lady Colonels in the 5:00 p.m. game at Green County High School. WLOC will be on the air with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.  In the second game, Elizabethtown plays Marion County.

 

Friday night in Boys 5th Region action: Larue County will play Taylor County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Marion County taking on John Hardin at 7:45 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Hart County High School.

 

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

Possible school threat investigated in Barren County

A possible school threat has been investigated in Barren County.  A student within the Barren County school system reported the possible threat Wednesday to school officials.

According to the school system's website, it was determined that no credible threat was found.  BCS has a safety tip line available at www.barren.kyschools.us.

 

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

Search underway for missing Burkesville man

Burkesville Police are searching for a missing 29 year-old man.  According to the Chief of Police, they are looking for Jordan Moore, of Burkesville. Moore was last seen near a house at 6687 Columbia Road, just north of Burkesville. Search teams have been looking for Moore for the past several days, recently focusing in an area closer to swifter moving and higher water. Moore has been missing since last week.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Moore, is asked to contact the Burkesville Police Department at 270-864-4141.

 

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

Glasgow Police Department makes arrests

A Cave City woman was arrested Wednesday night on Happy Valley Road in Glasgow after a traffic stop. 27 year-old Ashley Wynn was charged with no other state registration receipt, no registration plates, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, illegal possession of legend drug, failure to wear seatbelts and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

A 32 year-old Glasgow man was arrested Tuesday night on S. L. Roger Wells Blvd. Chad Ryan Emmitt, of Glasgow, was charged with possession of marijuana, no registration plates, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 2nd offense.

Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Girls 5th Region at Green County High

In Wednesday night's 5th Region action in the first game:

Bethlehem 58 to Central Hardin 46 and

Caverna Lady Colonels over Taylor County 50 to 46. Caverna's Stacia Burnett scored 19 points.

Thursday night, Elizabethtown will play Hart County Lady Raiders at 5:00 p.m. and WLOC will begin live coverage around 4:45 p.m. In the second game at 6:45 p.m., Marion County will go up against Bardstown.

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Hart County 4-H radio auction underway

The Annual Hart County 4-H radio auction is continuing through Friday on WLOC - Studio 101 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Officer involved shooting after multi-agency pursuit in Hardin County

Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting after a vehicle pursuit in Elizabethtown Tuesday evening. Elizabethtown Police conducted a traffic stop at which time the suspect fled on foot and stole a vehicle on West Poplar Street. The suspect discharged a firearm in the course of the vehicle theft. The suspect attempted to run over several officers. Officers discharged their firearms and the vehicle continued through Elizabethtown at a high rate of speed, before exiting at Exit 86 in Glendale. The suspect drove the vehicle south on 31-W where KSP Troopers successfully deployed tire deflation devices. The suspect vehicle traveled a short distance onto KY84 into LaRue County before leaving the roadway on the Eastern side, traveling into a field. The suspect produced a firearm, at which time KSP Troopers, EPD Officers, and a Hardin County Deputy Sheriff fired their agency issued weapons. The suspect was removed from the vehicle, provided emergency care on scene and airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. He is listed in critical condition. Neither of the suspect’s, nor the involved Troopers’/Officers’ names, are being released at this time.

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

Glasgow Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Big Man’s BBQ on N. Broadway Monday morning where a man was outside the business, attempting to open the door. The owner observed the man taking some type of drug while he waited for police to arrive. 55 year-old Darrell G. Morgan was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled

substance, 3rd degree – drug unspecified and prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense. Morgan was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

Also on Monday afternoon, Glasgow Police arrested a 44 year-old woman, after she ran across Columbia Avenue into the parking lot of the Circle K. After an investigation, Charlotte Joe Pedigo, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged on a warrant for failure to appear. Pedigo was transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Three indicted in Cave City murder case

A Bowling Green man has been indicted for murder and a Nashville man has been indicted for complicity to murder in the death of a Cave City man in December.  A Barren County grand jury returned a true bill in February, which indicted 23 year-old Inell D. Crayton for murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. Crayton is accused of killing 22-year-old KeShawn L. Sarver on Dec. 28 inside his apartment unit at Glenwood Apartments in Cave City.  22 year-old Devonja Z. Sweat, of Nashville, was indicted for complicity to murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence in relation to the case.  22 year-old Kayla A. Anderson, of Scottsville, was also indicted

for tampering with physical evidence.

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Missing Liberty teen found safe

A missing Liberty teen has been found safe.  Kentucky State Police say 17 year-old Hayley Brown, of Liberty, was found Friday and released to her guardian. Brown went missing February 10th. 

 

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Reports of counterfeit Apple iPhones

Several reports of counterfeit Apple iPhones have been received by the Glasgow Police Department.  The person or persons have allegedly sold the phones in unopened boxes that are very similar to genuine Apple boxes. Glasgow Police have recommended that when purchasing a new or used cell phone, please use an authorized retailer that offers warranties. 

 

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

5th Region Boys Basketball action

In Tuesday night action at Hart County High School:

Marion County defeated Bardstown 58 to 56, while John Hardin won over Hart County Boys 87 to 46. Hart County's John Shoulders scored 15 points.

Friday night in boys action: Larue County will play Taylor County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Marion County taking on John Hardin at 7:45 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Hart County High School.

 

Girls 5th Region at Green County

In the Girls 5th Region Wednesday night in the first game:

Bethlehem vs Central Hardin at 5:00 p.m. followed by Caverna Lady Colonels taking on Taylor County at 6:45 p.m. WLOC will have live coverage of the Caverna Lady Colonels game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday night:

Elizabethtown vs. Hart County Lady Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 live coverage of the Lady Raiders game beginning at 4:40 p.m.  In the second game, Marion County will go up against Bardstown at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

E-town police pursuit ends in shooting

A police pursuit by Elizabethtown Police ended in a suspect being shot in Larue County. Police blocked off a crime scene in a residential area of Elizabethtown after an officer-involved shooting occurred. Kentucky State Police say it was not a state trooper who fired at any suspects. The suspect was taken to University Hospital in Louisville and listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. KSP said no officers were injured in the shooting. KSP’s Critical Incident Response Team is investigating.

 

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Identities of shooting victims released by Elizabethtown Police.

An Elizabethtown man has been charged in connection with a double homicide that occurred Thursday night. 35 year-old Shadrach Peeler, was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center Friday afternoon. He is charged with two counts of murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest. Elizabethtown police officers were first alerted to the shootings around 11:40 p.m. on Thursday. They responded to the 200 block of Warfield Street, where a woman was found dead between two homes. She was identified as 34 year-old Cherie Turner, of Elizabethtown.  Shortly after the first 911 call, a second call was placed, advising officers of a second shooting scene at the T Mart gas station on North Miles Street. Officers later determined three people were shot there. A man was found dead inside. He was identified as 40 year-old Subash Ghale, of Elizabethtown. Another man was found wounded. A woman was shot outside the gas station and was able to drive away to call for help. Peeler's bail has been set at $2 million.

 

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Barren County receives development grant

The Department for Local Government has announced a $284,000 Community Development Block Grant to Barren County Fiscal Court. The federal funds will allow the county to demolish the old one-story Barren County Correctional Facility located at 107 Ford Drive in Glasgow. The vacant building was originally constructed in 1975 and currently poses a health and safety risk to the downtown area. In addition to the CDBG funding, Barren County will contribute $15,000 toward the project. Upon completion, the county will maintain the property.

 

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Boys 5th Region at Hart County High

In Monday night's 1st round, Larue County defeated Washington County 76 to 53 and Taylor County defeated Central Hardin 64 to 53. Larue County will play Taylor County on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday night, Bardstown plays Marion County at 5:00 p.m. followed with John Hardin going up against Hart County Boys at 7:30. Listen in to WLOC for live coverage of the Hart County game beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Girls 5th Region at Green County

In the Girls 5th Region Wednesday night in the first game:

Bethlehem vs Central Hardin at 5:00 p.m. followed by Caverna Lady Colonels taking on Taylor County at 6:45 p.m. WLOC will have live coverage of the Caverna Lady Colonels game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday night:

Elizabethtown vs. Hart County Lady Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 live coverage of the Lady Raiders game beginning at 4:40 p.m.  In the second game, Marion County will go up against Bardstown at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Drug arrest at vacant parking lot

An investigation into a parked vehicle at a vacant business, led to the arrest of a Glasgow man. Officer Wesley Hicks with the Glasgow Police Department, observed a vehicle on West Front Street. The officer confirmed that the person in the passenger seat, Robert Myers, III, had several active arrest warrants.  Robert Myers III was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree (Methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia. Myers was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Domestic violence arrest in E-town

Elizabethtown Police have arrested a man after he admitted to a physical altercation with his girlfriend. 19 year-old Kyle Ashbaugh was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault - domestic violence after he said he pushed his girlfriend during a fight Sunday morning in the 200 block of Metts Court in Elizabethtown. According to the citation, the woman struck her head and lost temporary consciousness. She also told police that Ashbaugh then began to strangle her. Ashbaugh was arrested and charged with second-degree assault - domestic violence.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Three arrested in connection with stolen vehicle

Three Glasgow people have been arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Monday morning on Cumberland Street. Contact was made with the driver, James Jaggers, and passengers Dillian Jones and Jamie Courtier. The officer discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from a residence on Cooktown Road. Jaggers was arrested and charged with failure to dim headlights; disregarding a stop sign; failure to wear a seat belts; operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license; receiving stolen property under $10,000. Jones was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, auto $500 or more, but under $10,000; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, contents from vehicle under $500. Courtier was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, auto $500 or more, but under $10,000; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, contents from vehicle under $500. The vehicle and the property were released back to the owners.

 

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested after traffic stop

A Glasgow man was arrested Friday after a traffic stop.  Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop on East Main Street and contact was made with the driver, Adam Williams, who's operator's license was suspended. Officers received consent to search the vehicle and located a handgun under the seat. Williams was arrested and charged with Driving-DUI

Suspended License (3rd Offense); Possession of Defaced Firearm, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of Open Alcohol Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

5th Region Boys at Hart County High School

In the Boys 5th Region Monday night in the first game:

Larue County plays Washington County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Taylor County taking on Central Hardin at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday night:

Bardstown vs. Marion County at 5:00 p.m., followed by the John Harding vs. Hart County game at 7:30 p.m.

Join WLOC for the live broadcast of the Hart County Boys game starting with the pregame show at 7:00 p.m.

 

Girls 5th Region at Green County

In the Girls 5th Region Wednesday night in the first game:

Bethlehem vs Central Hardin at 5:00 p.m. followed by Caverna Lady Colonels taking on Taylor County at 6:45 p.m. WLOC will have live coverage of the Caverna Lady Colonels game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday night:

Elizabethtown vs. Hart County Lady Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 live coverage of the Lady Raiders game beginning at 4:40 p.m.  In the second game, Marion County will go up against Bardstown at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Kindergarten registration at Hart County Schools

Hart County Schools will hold Kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 21st, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) physical examination record

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate

c) birth certificate

d) child's social security card

e) eye exam form (required before January 2020)

f) dental exam form (required before January 2020)

The child is not required to attend the registration.

For additional information, contact Daniel Hawkins, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction

Hart County 4-H annual radio auction is underway through Friday morning. Listen in to WLOC from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Lots of great auction items will be up for grabs! The phone number is 270-786-4400.  All proceeds go to Hart County 4-H.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Former youth assistant coach sentenced on rape charge

Sentencing for a former assistant coach for a local youth all-star team, was given earlier this month. 32 year-old William D. McCawley plead guilty in April of 2018 to third degree rape after being indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury in 2016. McCawley was sentenced in Jefferson Circuit Court to one year in prison and is lodged in the Hart County Jail. McCawley was a former assistant coach for a Barren County Sports League all-star team.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Adair County Sheriff's Deputy hospitalized after pursuit

Early Saturday morning, the Adair County Sheriff's Office and Columbia City Police responded to a vehicle pursuit that originated in Russell Springs and traveling into Adair County on Russell Road. The pursued vehicle struck Officer Adam Cravens’ cruiser causing severe damage to the vehicle. The other vehicle also sustained damage and the driver fled on foot.  Michael Nichols, of Russell County, was apprehended at a property off Water Works Street. He was extradited to officers in Russell County and lodged in the Russell County Jail. Nichols will also face additional charges in Adair County.  Officer Adam Cravens was admitted for treatment at T. J. Samson Community Hospital and was later released.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

ICAC undercover investigation leads to arrest

An undercover investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children led to an arrest Thursday night of an Elizabethtown man on more than a dozen charges of distributing child pornography. 48 year-old Brian Schramm was charged with 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor. All charges are Class D felonies punishable by one to five years on each count. A search warrant was issued by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch on Thursday to check his home computer. Schramm is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested for forging checks

On Friday, Deputy Caleb Butler received a complaint of checks being forged and fraudulently used in stores throughout the region. After an investigation, 38 year-old Daniel J. Sallee, of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with 14 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd degree. Sallee was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Green County family rescued from waters

According to Green County Rescue Squad, three adults, five dogs and one cat were rescued from a home Sunday afternoon as water levels continued to rise around their house. According to Rescue Squad, the family lives on Caven Bend Road in Greensburg. They said the water levels hadn't been this high in 10 years and the adults found themselves trapped inside their trailer. Green County Rescue Squad, Green County Fire Department, Green County EMS, Grab Fire Department and Campbellsville Special Operations Team were all on scene to help get the family and their animals to safety. Officials used rafts to get the family from their home to dry land. The people who were rescued are staying with other family members until they can return home.

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

KSP Conducts Shooting Investigation

On Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Barren County Sheriff’s Department and Glasgow Police Department and requested to investigate a shooting incident following a short vehicle pursuit. Glasgow Police Officer Zane Greer and Barren County Deputy Joseph Ford were in the process of arresting Jonathan D. Shelton (37) of Smyrna, TN when an altercation ensued. During the altercation, Deputy Ford was shot one time. He was transported to TJ Sampson Hospital, and later taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Jonathan D. Shelton was arrested for One count of Assault 1st degree (police officer), One count of Assault 3rd degree (police officer), Three counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (police officer) and several traffic related charges were also issued by Glasgow Police Department This investigation is ongoing and is being led by Sergeant Adam Morgan. He was assisted on scene by uniformed troopers and detectives. No further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

E-town man arrested for distributing child pornography

An undercover investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children led to an arrest Thursday night of an Elizabethtown man on more than a dozen charges of distributing child pornography. 48 year-old Brian Schramm was charged with 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor. All charges are Class D felonies punishable by one to five years on each count.  A search warrant was issued by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch on Thursday to check his home computer. Schramm is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Greensburg man faces sex abuse charges

A former Hardin County resident was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Kentucky State Police on two charges of sex abuse of a minor in 2013.  46 year-old Joseph Hash, now of Greensburg, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. If convicted, he faces five to 10 years in prison on the Class C felony charges.  According to an arrest citation, the child was 6 at the time of the alleged acts.  The child, who now is 12, told KSP investigators that Hash, who formerly lived in the same house, touched her inappropriately. Hash is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Two dead; two injured in E-town shooting

The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a series of shootings. Two people are dead and two injured in three separate crime scenes. Police responded to a call Thursday night of shots fired from the 200 block of Warfield Street. While responding to the scene, another call was received concerning shots fired at the T-Mart gas station on North Mile Street. Officials say two men were found inside of the gas station, one was dead and the other in critical condition.  Officers say they got a call from a third victim. She was found shot in the leg at American Legion Park. She says she was also shot at the gas station and drove herself to the park to get away.  According to police, the suspect had returned to Warfield Street, still armed with a handgun. Officers say he was commanded to drop the handgun, which he did, but he then began to fight and resist arrest. He quickly threw the gun to the ground when officers commanded him to do so, but then he began to fight and resist arrest. The suspect was arrested. Shortly after the arrest, another female victim was found dead on Warfield Street in between houses. Police have not released the names of those involved.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Boys and Girls 5th Region Tournaments

The Boys 5th Region begins Monday at Hart County High School. The Girls 5th Region begins Wednesday at Green County School.  You can listen in to all the Hart County and Caverna games on WLOC and Studio 101.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Glasgow Police search for wanted man

The Glasgow Police Department reported Thursday afternoon that they are searching for a man with active warrants out for his arrest. Police identified the man as Eddie Cook. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Eddie Cook, please contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Cave City residents arrested on drug charges

Two Cave City residents have been arrested on drug charges. Officer Paul Reynolds of the Cave City Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on South Dixie Highway Wednesday night. After a brief investigation and K-9 Jax was deployed, 35 year-old Jennifer Bowles and 45 year-old Clifford Shofner, of Cave City, were arrested. Bowles was charged with possession of a controlled substances, 1st degree (meth), drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, tampering with physical evidence and rear license plate not illuminated. Shofner was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (meth), drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree. Both Bowles and Shofner were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Fish & Wildlife officer involved shooting

Kentucky State Police says they are investigating a Fish & Wildlife officer involved-shooting in Morgantown. The shooting happened on Caneyville Road, just outside of Morgantown Thursday night. No other details have been released. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Bowling Green man facing criminal abuse charges

KSP are investigating injuries that occurred to a juvenile on January 29th this year. An acquaintance of the juvenile, 22 year-old Christopher Bush, of Bowling Green, was arrested\

Wednesday and charged with one count of Criminal Abuse, 1st degree, child 12 or under. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. 

 

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Computer and phone scams in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has received several complaints in the past few days regarding possible computer and phone scams. Currently, the Sheriff's Office is investigating scams involving persons falsely selling computer security software. Once these persons are given any information, they are able to take control of the victim's computer and obtain your personal information. If you receive any phone calls or information through your computer from persons selling material or tax information, please do not give out any personal information. In some instances, the scams have involved victims purchasing a product and then being told that an overpayment was made by the company. The company has provided a receipt showing money deposited into the victim's account. The victim is requested to obtain money orders or other security to send to the company. The money is never deposited into the victim's account and monies sent by the victim is lost. Never send money orders or other securities without first verifying that the company is legitimate and never provide any personal information.

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Glasgow Police Department makes several arrests

37 year-old Phillip D. Lowe, of Smiths Grove, was arrested after

a traffic stop Wednesday morning on S. L. Rogers Wells Blvd.

Lowe was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, 2nd offense, no registration plates, giving officer false identifying information and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense.

A Rockfield was man was taken into custody Wednesday just before noon after he hand delivered a letter to the Glasgow Police Department. 45 year-old Kevin Ray Baldock was charged with terroristic threatening, 3rd degree.

After Glasgow Police responded to a disturbance call at Happy Valley Inn Wednesday night, 46 year-old Lisa Defilippo, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with public intoxication - controlled substance and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.

53 year-old Terry G. Huddleston, of Glasgow was arrested Thursday morning at Circle K on Columbia Avenue after officers responded to a loitering complaint. Huddleston was arrested and charged with public intoxication - controlled substance and obstructing emergency responder violations, 1st offense.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Bowling Green man facing criminal abuse charges

KSP are investigating injuries that occurred to a juvenile on January 29th this year. An acquaintance of the juvenile, 22 year-old Christopher Bush, of Bowling Green, was arrested

Wednesday and charged with one count of Criminal Abuse, 1st degree, child 12 or under. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE EXECUTIVE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. BEN BENNINGFIELD, PASTOR OF LEITCHFIELD CROSSING BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

JAILER ISRAEL BROWN BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS 180 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $8,653.  SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATED THAT A NEW DRUG FORCE PROGRAM WAS STARTED.  THE COURT HEARD THE BUILDING/ZONING REPORT, DEAD ANIMAL REPORT, AND OCCUPATIONAL TAX REPORT.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER #11, ACKNOWLEDGED HART COUNTY CLERKS EXCESS FEES $63,504, ACKNOWLEDGE COURT AUDIT 2016-17, CONSERVATION DISTRICT BUDGET, ADVERTISE TO SELL 4 2018 DODGE TRUCKS, DONATE 2002 E-350 TO MUNFORDVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE, ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR ROAD MATERIALS, NOTIFY PUBLIC THAT HART COUNTY FISCAL ROAD COMMITTEE WILL MEET AT 8:30 A.M. ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST, RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT TO EDMONSON COUNTY WATER DISTRICT ON OLD CUT ROAD EAST, RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT TO GREEN RIVER VALLEY WATER FOR WALBASH ROAD, HIRING OF CHRIS GARMON FOR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR AT $18.00 PER HOUR, ACKNOWLEDGED RETIREMENT OF DON COX WITH APPRECIATION AS ELECTRICAL & BUILDING INSPECTOR, APPOINTED PAT TUCKER FOR 4 YEAR TERM TO GREEN RIVER VALLEY WATER DISTRICT, AND MAGISTRATE'S REQUEST.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

18th District Area High School Basketball

In 18th District high school basketball action from Wednesday night at Hart County High School:  Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Larue County 60 to 45. Stacia Burnette scored 15 points and had 8 rebounds, Kaliana Richardson scored 14 points and McKeeya Faulkner scored 9 points and had 14 rebounds.

In boys action: Hart County defeated Green County 79 to 72. Jon Shoulders scored 20 points and had 7 rebounds, Brayden Bell scored 19 points and had 8 rebounds, Chandler Wilcoxson scored 15 points and had 8 rebounds and Jordan Burden scored 14 points.

Friday night will be the Championship games for the 18th district as Hart County Lady Raiders take on Caverna Lady  Colonels at 5:30 p.m. followed with Hart County Boys taking on Larue County Boys at 7:00 p.m. WLOC will have live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:00 p.m. Friday.

Also, the Boys 5th Region will begin Monday at Hart County High School and the Girls 5th Region will begin Wednesday at Green County.

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Two Radcliff residents arrested for theft

Two people have been arrested for stealing money from a deceased relative in Radcliff.  65 year-old James Walker, of Radcliff, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felonies after he stole around $39,000 over a 15-week period from his late mother-in-law's bank account. His wife had been granted power of attorney in 2016 over her mother's estate, but passed away last year in June. That's when several cash withdrawals were made from the account.  Also arrested in the case was 22 year-old Taylor Smith, of Vine Grove, who also is a relative of the woman.  Smith was captured on video surveillance using the bank card at PNC Bank. She is charged with one felony after stealing $1,000 from the woman's account.  Walker and Smith are scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. March 1st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Public's help sought in missing Liberty teen case

Kentucky State Police are asking for public's help in locating a missing Liberty teen. 17 year-old Hayley Brown was last seen on Murphy Wolford Road on February 10th this year. She is a white female, 5' 6" tall and weighs around 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hayley Brown, please call KSP Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. 

 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Explosive devise found in Glasgow mailbox

An investigation is underway by Kentucky State Police and the US Postal Service after an explosive devise was found in a Glasgow mailbox Wednesday.  KSP responded to a residence on Oil Well Road. They say the devise was not a bomb but an improvised explosive devise. The Hazardous Devices Unit responded and determined the scene to be safe.  According to police, it was only about the size of a film canister and was not a highly dangerous or life-threatening device. An additional search was conducted with nothing else found.  The investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

18th District Tournament at Hart County

In the 1st night of the 18th District Tournament at Hart County High School Tuesday, Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Green County 62 to 57, with Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scoring 23 points and had 10 rebounds, Dea Bradley scored 21 points.

In boys action, Larue County defeated Caverna 87 to 57. Caverna All Season went to Drew Rhodes and Caverna All Tournament went to Jaxton Dunagan.

 

18th District Tournament action continues Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. as Larue County girls take on Caverna Lady Colonels, followed at 7:00 p.m. with Hart County playing Green County Boys. The Championship games are set for Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Listen in to WLOC for complete live coverage of the district tournament games starting with the pregame show at 5:10 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction

Hart County 4-H annual radio auction will begin Monday, February 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the week, ending on Friday, March 1st. Listen in to wloc at 101.7 fm or am1150 or wloconline.com for great auction items and support a great cause.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Monday, February 21st, will meet at the courthouse at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving to advertise for bids to sell four Dodge trucks, to donate 2002 E350 Ford ambulance, to advertise for bids for road materials, approve hiring of maintenance supervisor and approve appointment of GRVWD board member for a 4 year term ending 02/2023.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Bonnieville woman arrested for DUI

A Bonnieville woman has been arrested on DUI charges. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police responded to a complaint Monday of an out of control adult female fighting and destroying property on Wabash Road. Before arriving, law enforcement was notified that the suspect had left in a vehicle. Deputy Steven Shields conducted a traffic stop and arrested 54 year-old Janet Wallace, of Bonnieville on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st, reckless driving and failure of owner to maintain insurance, 1st. Wallace was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Deputy Shields was assisted on scene by Deputy Jacob Hodges and Trooper Murray.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Wanted man found in Hart County

Sheriff Jeff Wilson responded to Liberty Schoolhouse Road in regards to a wanted subject. Sheriff Wilson found and arrested 36 year-old Michael Mitchell, of Horse Cave, on a probation violation (for Felony offense) warrant for the charges of Absconding Parole Supervision, failure to attend treatment/substance abuse and failure to complete substance abuse treatment. Mitchell was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Munfordville woman arrested after complaint

A  Munfordville woman was arrested after a drug complaint Monday. The Hart County Sheriff's Office, along with Detectives attached to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, responded to a drug complaint on Richardson Road, in Munfordville. After an investigation, 46 year-old Angela Davidson, of Munfordville, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Davidson was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

E-town semi driver found dead in Wisconsin

An E-town man was found dead in a submerged semi in Wisconsin over the weekend and a second body has been recovered.  A second body was recovered from a lake near Wisconsin Dells after a semi plunged off a bridge and down a cliff.  Authorities found a damaged guardrail Sunday morning on Interstate 90-94 just north of the Mirror Lake Bridge

where they discovered a submerged semi. The Wisconsin State Patrol said crews worked for hours Sunday to pull the semi out of the water and found one person dead in the cab. He was identified Monday as Timothy Green, 39, of Elizabethtown.  A woman’s body was found near the cab Monday. An autopsy is being conducted to confirm her identity.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Metcalfe dismisses class this week

Metcalfe County schools are dismissing classes this week due to illness at the schools. The school system will be closed through Friday.

 

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

E-town Babysitter sentenced to five years

In Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday morning, 24 year-old Jacy Mattingly was sentenced to five years as part of a plea agreement for the abuse of an 8 month old child. Megan Johnson found her daughter with blunt force trauma to her head and mouth and fingernail marks on her body, when she picked her up on February 27th, 2018 from Mattingly.  The child was

taken to Har­din  Memorial Hospital and was later treated and released.  Mattingly has been lodged in the Hardin Coun­ty Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Couple sought in high speed chase

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is looking for a couple after a high speed chase. Early Monday morning, Warren County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Bull noticed a gray Ford Focus sitting at the intersection of Scottsville Road and the Natcher Parkway. When he approached the car, he saw a man and woman both passed out inside. Deputy Bull says the man had drug paraphernalia in his shirt pocket. As the couple awoke, the deputy asked the passenger to run the engine off. But instead, the driver fled driving toward Bowling Green where he made a u-turn and sped south on Scottsville Road into Allen County. Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies lost sight of the vehicle near the Tennessee state line. Police are looking for a 2009 4-door gray Ford Focus with a Kentucky license plate 314-XRN. Police say the car is registered to the owner, Keith Johnson, of Adolphus, Ky.

 

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Metcalfe County man arrested for sex abuse

A Metcalfe County man was arrested Friday after being indicted for sexually abusing a minor. An investigation by Kentucky State Police resulted in Teddy Blakley being indicted by the Metcalfe Grand Jury. Blakley was arrested at his home on Society hill Road and charged with Rape, 1st degree victim under 12 years of age, Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, victim under 12, Rape, 1st degree, and Sodomy, 1st degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Reception at Heritage Farms Saturday

The Hart County Bicentennial Committee and Hart County Farm Bureau Federation invite the public to join them for a reception on Saturday, February 23rd, at 10 a.m. at the Hart County Public Library in Munfordville. The event is being held to recognize and celebrate some of Hart County’s oldest farms. The reception will include displays and personal stories about each of the farms. For more information about this event, or if your farm is at least 100 years old, please contact Virginia Davis at (270) 524-2892, Jack Bunnell at (270) 528-2491 or Jay McCoy at (270) 537-4425.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

KSP Trooper Injured in Shoplifting Investigation

Trooper Zachery Edwards observed a male in the act of shoplifting on Friday around 6:30 p.m. at a Minit Mart convenience store located at 4805 Nashville Road. The male exited the store and entered into a vehicle. While attempting to question the male’s identity, the vehicle accelerated, dragging Trooper Edwards a short distance. The suspect struck another parked vehicle while fleeing the parking lot. Troopers with KSP Post 3 responded to the scene. With assistance from Bowling Green Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was located approximately 10 minutes later by a Warren County Deputy Sheriff.  The vehicle’s operator was identified as 20 year-old Zackary S. Logan, of Alvaton. Logan was arrested and charged with: Assault 3rd degree (Police Officer), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (Police Officer), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Reckless Driving, Theft by Unlawful Taking-shoplifting- under $500, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Leaving the scene of an accident and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc. 1st offense (aggravated circumstance) He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Trooper Edwards sustained minor injuries to his head, hand, and leg. He was treated and released from the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green.

 

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Escaped Warren County Jail inmate back in custody

Benjamin Pedigo had been missing since February 10th, when he walked away while taking out trash with other inmates. Kentucky State Police say he is in custody in Tennessee and will be extradited back to Kentucky. He was serving a four year sentence for drug offenses and fleeing and evading police. And will now face an Escape, 2nd degree charge.

 

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

18th District Basketball Tournament

18th district basketball tournament will get underway Tuesday at the Ricky Line court at the Hart County High School. And the opening girls game at 5:30 p.m. Hart County vs Green County and at 7:00 p.m., Larue County vs. Caverna Boys.

On Wednesday, 1st game at 5:30 p.m.  Larue County vs. Caverna Girls and at 7:00 p.m., Hart County vs. Green County Boys.

The Championship games are set for Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

WLOC will have live play by play coverage of the 18 district tournament.

 

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Hart County Clerk's Office closed

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Monday, February 18th, in observance of President's Day.

 

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Two missing teens have been safely found

Emergency Management says Isaiah Wilson, of Edmonton, and Adriana Wood, of Breeding, were found Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. Information was being sought recently from the public concerning the whereabouts of the two teens by the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management. Officials want to thank the public for their assistance and no other information has been released at this time.

 

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

E-town man arrested for burglary

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested on burglary charges after breaking into neighboring apartments and E-town Christian Academy. The early morning break-ins occurred Wednesday and caused a soft lockdown on Elizabethtown Independent Schools.  32 year-old Alan Keith, tore holes through the drywall of his apartment to gain entry into the neighboring apartments. He later entered the Christian Academy through a window of the building. Keith was arrested after police were notified.  He is being charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary related to the break-ins.  Keith is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond and is expected to appear

 in Hardin District Court February 22nd.

 

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Measles case confirmed by health department

A case of measles has been confirmed by the Barren River District Health Department.  A young child, who had not been vaccinated, recently traveled out of the country. The Barren River District Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating in the investigation. Public exposure is believed to be very limited and public health officials are in the process of notifying individuals who came into contact with the child during the infectious period.  Measles are highly contagious and the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses, but is preventable with vaccine. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes for a few days followed by rash. Anyone experiencing signs and symptoms of measles is encouraged to contact their health care provider.
 

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Friday, February 15th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

In girls action:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Metcalfe County in overtime 66 to 61. 

In boys action:

Metcalfe County defeated Caverna 79 to 66.

18th district basketball tournament will get underway Tuesday at the Ricky Line court at the Hart County High School. And the opening girls game at 5:30 p.m. Hart County vs Green County and at 7:00 p.m., Larue County vs. Caverna Boys.

On Wednesday, 1st game at 5:30 p.m.  Larue County vs. Caverna Girls and at 7:00 p.m., Hart County vs. Green County Boys.

The Championship games are set for Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 15th, 2019

Animals die in Grayson County fire

Several animals died in a structure fire Wednesday night in Grayson County. Fire officials in Grayson County fought the fire for hours. The home was used to house animals and no people lived there. The woman who used the home told authorities she was only able to save one dog.

 

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Friday, February 15th, 2019

Child pornography arrest in Bowling Green

Two people were arrested in Bowling Green Wednesday from the same home, but on different charges. The Bowling Green Police Department received a Cybertip about an online account storing child pornography. Daniel Sovis, Jr. was arrested after detectives found electronic files of minors engaged in sexual performances at an apartment on Rock Creek Drive. Sovis was charged with possessing/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. While searching the apartment, police say they also searched a room belonging to Candida Bishop where they found small packages of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, a knife with white powder residue and a needle in plain view. Both were arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, February 15th, 2019

Burglary investigation at a Glasgow pharmacy

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating a burglary at the Park Avenue Pharmacy. The burglary occurred at 11:24 p.m. on January 31st  at 131 Park Avenue. Anyone with any information on this crime,  is asked to call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

 

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Friday, February 15th, 2019

Hardin County Smoking Ordinance may include e-cigs

Hardin Fiscal Court is considering an ordinance amendment to include e-cigarettes in the county’s regulation restricting smoking in public places. The county bans the use of cigarettes in any public building in Hardin County and within 15 feet of the entrance of that building. Motion was made to accept the first reading of the amendment and was unanimously approved. A final reading and adoption will be considered at the court's meeting on February 26th. 

 

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Regular season winding down for basketball

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Adair County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for play by play coverage of

both games starting with the girl's pregame show at 5:10 p.m.

 

18th district basketball tournament will get underway Tuesday at the Ricky Line court at the Hart County High School. And the opening girls game at 5:30 p.m. Hart County vs Green County and at 7:00 p.m., Larue County vs. Caverna Boys.

On Wednesday, 1st game at 5:30 p.m.  Larue County vs. Caverna Girls and at 7:00 p.m., Hart County vs. Green County Boys.

 

The Championship games are set for Friday night at

5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Arrest made in Circle K robbery

The Glasgow Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the robbery of a convenience store. Police responded to South Broadway Street in reference to a tip regarding the robbery of the Circle K on Tuesday. When officers arrived at the home, they were given consent to search and found William Jackson hiding upstairs. Jackson was arrested and charged with Robbery, 1st degree, and intimidating a participant in the legal process. police say another person at the home, Vera Leoda Pittman, was arrested after they found Hydrocodone pills inside her purse. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Opiate). Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Glasgow Police arrests 4 after drug complaint

Officers arrived at the scene Wednesday on West Front Street where they received consent to search the residence. 35 year-old Yolanda Oates and Micah Phillips, of Glasgow, were arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested was 30 year-old Amber Morgan, of Glasgow,  for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic drugs (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

32 year-old James Jaggers, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic drugs (first offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All four were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Hep A vaccine being urged by health officials

Kentucky public health officials keep recommending vaccination for Hepatitis A as the outbreak nears 4,000 cases with 40 deaths across the state. Cases have been reported in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The Department for Public Health says those considered at high risk for exposure to Hepatitis A, should get vaccinated as soon as possible.  High risk groups include individuals who use illicit drugs, close contacts of illicit drug users, and homeless people. The department says 80% of the cases have occurred in those groups.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease of the liver, which causes inflammation of the liver and affects the organ’s ability to function.

 

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Man pleads not guilty to girlfriend's murder

The man accused of stabbing Tracy Riggsbee, was arraigned in court Wednesday morning.  Joshua Crouch plead not guilty. Police called the Sunday stabbing a murder-domestic violence case.  Tracy Riggsbee and Joshua Crouch, of Bowling Green, were believed to have been in a relationship.  The two of them had supposedly been at Crouch’s uncles house when the shooting occurred.  Crouch was eventually found walking along a road in Butler County where he was picked up and identified by his tattoos. On Wednesday, the Court deemed Crouch as a "high risk level."  His preliminary hearing was tentatively set for Friday, February 15th, at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In girls local action from Tuesday night:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Washington County 66 to 35. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 21 points and Haley Sturgeon had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Adair County over Caverna Lady Colonels 57 to 55

Barren defeated Metcalfe County 67 to 49

Green County over Campbellsville 46 to 44

and Glasgow defeated Cumberland County 54 to 28.

In boys action locally:

John Hardin defeated Hart County Boys 89 to 66

Adair County over Caverna Boys 76 to 49

Barren County defeated Metcalfe County 76 to 46

Campbellsville over Green County 68 to 62

and Glasgow defeated Cumberland County 78 to 49.

In local action Thursday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to take on Metcalfe County in a girl/boy double header.

 

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Two area missing teenagers

Two Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office and Metcalfe County Emergency Management need your help finding Isaiah Anthony Lane Wilson, age 13. He is 5'8", 145 pounds with blue eyes and shoulder length blonde hair. Authorities say Wilson was last scene at his home on Reece Hurt Road in Edmonton. He is believed to be traveling with Andriana Wood, who is missing from Breeding in Adair County. Wood is 15 years-old with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you see either of these teens, please call the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office at 270-432-3041.

 

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

A woman and her dog have died after being struck by a commercial vehicle. Kentucky State Police have confirmed a fatality on I-65 North. Tuesday night.  Officials say a woman and her dog were struck after walking on foot on I-65 North between the 8 and 9 mm.  The commercial vehicle hit the woman and her dog. Tuesday night, two lanes of the interstate were closed. This is an on-going investigation.

 

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Glasgow robbery investigation underway

In the early hours of Monday, Glasgow Police responded to a robbery in progress at the Circle K on Columbia Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a male had entered the store, demanding money from the clerk and brandishing a handgun. The suspect left the store with several packs of cigarettes along with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not harmed. Police describe the suspect as a black male, approximately 5'6" tall, with a thin build and dreadlocks. He was wearing jeans, a North Face jacket, black head covering, black mask and gloves. If you have any information concerning the robbery, please call Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Tuesday, February 12th, 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, February 15th, at 10:30 a.m.  The food bank will be open throughout the day. 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, February 12th, 2019

Monday night high school basketball

In area Monday night high school basketball action:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Warren Central 58 to 46. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds, Dea Bradley scored 21 points and had 3 rebounds.

Warren East girls defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 63 to 58.

In boys action:

Warren East defeated Caverna Boys 64 to 55.

 

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Threat made at Monroe County Middle School

According to the Monroe County School District, a threat was made at the middle school on Monday. The district's website says: "At the end of the school day, it was reported that a threatening message was written on a bathroom stall at Monroe County Middle School. Authorities have been contacted and a full investigation will occur. Students were dismissed and are safe." According to Superintendent Amy Thompson, a student reported the message. No further details have been released.

 

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Stabbing is now a homicide in Bowling Green

A stabbing in Bowling Green Sunday night is now being investigated as a homicide. Bowling Green Police were called to an apartment on Collegeview Drive, where they found Tracy Riggsbee, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds.  She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Joshua Crouch, of Bowling Green, is wanted for her murder.

Crouch is considered to be dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Joshua Crouch, please contact police at 270-393-4000 or 911.

 

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Search underway for escapee in Warren County

Authorities in Warren County are searching for an escaped inmate.  On Sunday night, just past 9:00 p.m., Benjamin Pedigo escaped from the Warren County Jail.  Pedigo was serving time for tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree on foot, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and failure to appear.  He is described as 6'1, slim, with a brown mohawk and he was wearing a black jacket, with dark pants. Pedigo also has a bandage on his hand. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of

Benjamin Pedigo, is asked to call 911 or Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010.

 

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

No needle exchange program for Cave City

The city council met Monday night and voted unanimously with a vote of 5 to 0, with only one city council member absent. The city council had agreed to consider the possibility of offering a needle exchange program in January. In other business, Councilman Kevin Houchens told the council he had spoken with someone twice who was interested in bringing a sports complex to Cave City, which could include a baseball field and four basketball courts. The city council agreed the parks and recreation committee would meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cave City City Hall.

 

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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Warren East in a girl/boy doubleheader beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will host Warren Central Monday n