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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Cave City

A traffic stop Thursday in Cave City has led to an arrest.  While investigating the driver of a vehicle in the Dollar Store parking lot, an officer with the Cave City Police Department learned that the driver's name was Ronnie Russell and he had an active felony warrant for possession of narcotics from Indiana. Russell was arrested for  DUI 3rd offense, operating on suspended or revoked and possessing a license when privileges are revoked along with his felony warrant. Russell was transported to Caverna Memorial Hospital for a blood test and then taken to the Barren County Detention Center without incident. 

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Extended unemployment assistance ending in Ky

Extended federal benefits put in place during high periods of unemployment this year is ending in Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced Tuesday that its Extended Benefits program, which is triggered when a state's insured unemployment rate is higher than 5% will end in Kentucky on November 28th. No new applications will be permitted after that date and those who fail to exhaust their benefits before then will not receive any remaining funds. The insured unemployment rate is the number of a state's residents actively receiving un employment insurance as a percentage of the labor force. It currently stand at more than 4,700.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Governor reports second highest cases for Tuesday

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the coronavirus Tuesday. Gov. Beshear said Kentuckians should avoid travel and only have dinner with people who live in their household, or at a maximum, people from two households (no more than eight people total). The governor said "Protect your family at Thanksgiving this year so they will be here at Christmas next year." The governor reported 2,690 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths. Locally, Hart County reported 3 new cases Tuesday, Barren County had 16, Metcalfe County had 6 and Warren County had 110 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Stolen property recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has recovered two trailers Monday that had been reported stolen. The property in question had been reported stolen in Hart and Larue Counties and were recovered in two separate areas of the county upon investigation and community lead tips. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are expected.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Two arrested after domestic complaint

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy on Sunday was called to York Street for an active domestic complaint. Deputies said 37-year-old Janet Hess Compton, of Brownsville, had an active indictment warrant. When law enforcement arrived, they say Compton was in the front yard and was told she was under arrest. Deputies say Compton ran inside the home. As the deputy entered, they say 65-year-old David Edward Houchin, of Brownsville, blocked the deputy from entering further. Deputies say Houchin then knocked the deputy down and Compton ran out the back door. Houchin was placed under arrest and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension, 2nd degree and assault, 3rd degree, police officer or probation officer. Compton was arreste3d and served an indictment warrant for charges of burglary, 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. She was also charged with escape, 3rd degree. Both Compton and Houchin were arrested and transported to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

E-town church volunteer charged with sex offenses

An Elizabethtown man, who has been a volunteer at an Elizabethtown church working in youth ministry, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with multiple sex offenses involving a teenager. 39-year-old Timothy L. Waters was arrested and charged with three felonies. Elder Ben Ashlock of The Driven Church in Elizabethtown, said Waters had attended church for about two years and had volunteered with the church's youth about "one year, more or less." "He was a volunteer in a large group setting only. "He was not in a leadership role with the church, but he did assist with the youth for about a year." Waters was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape - all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Waters is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear December 18th in Hardin District Court. Waters was arrested by Vine Grove Police.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed for holiday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. All federal, state and local offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office temporarily closed

The Hart County Clerk's Office is closed due to COVID exposure. The office will re-open Monday, November 30th, for phone, mail in and web only. The office will be closed to all in-person business until further notice by Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders and her staff.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Horse Cave man indicted for manslaughter

Kentucky State Police arrested a Hart County man Monday on several charges related to a collision back in July. According to KSP, 48-year-old Dale Meredith was driving a 2001 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer with a load of logs around 10 miles north of Liberty on July 9th. Officials said for an unknown reason, he crossed the centerline and then overcorrected, causing the load of logs to shift into the oncoming lane striking a 2013 Chevrolet driven by 27-year-old Ida Burton, of Liberty. At the time, Meredith and Burton were both airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital with severe injuries. Burton's unborn child died. Meredith was arrested at his home in Horse Cave Monday on an indictment warrant for manslaughter, 2nd degree, persistent felony offender II, Assault, 1st degree, persistent felony offender II, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st degree, aggravating circumstances, Violation Part 396 Federal Safety Regulations, Violation Part 392 Federal Safety Regulations. Meredith was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tompkinsville woman arrested after pursuit

A Tompkinsville woman was arrested on Saturday after allegedly trying to outrun authorities. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, deputies were on Shaw Creek Road investigating a theft that happened on Lone Star Ridge. While investigating, deputies said they saw a car matching a description of one belonging to suspects. Officials said they attempted to stop the car, but the driver fled immediately. Deputies said a short pursuit ended with a passenger running into a wooded area. The driver was identified as Brittany L. Graves. According to MCSO, the passenger was later identified as Contessa M. Gore, who had numerous outstanding warrants for her arrest. Graves was placed under arrest and taken tot he Barren County Jail and charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer), reckless driving, excessive window tinting and failure to wear a seatbelt. Authorities are still searching for Gore. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Contessa Gore, is asked to contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office or Kentucky State Police.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Fatal collision in Hart County

Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash Monday  in Hart County. According to Kentucky State Police, Johnny W. Moran III was driving a 2014 Volkswagon Passat near the 1200 block of Cub Run Highway. Troopers said a freightliner semi-truck was traveling in the same area and Moran's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the truck head-on. Johnny Moran III was transported by Hart County EMS to the Medical Center at Caverna where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the crash. The investigation remains ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Horse Cave Christmas parade canceled

The annual Horse Cave Christmas parade will not be held this year.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Nursing home monetary donations now accepted

With the holidays approaching, WLOC is now collecting monetary donations for our local nursing homes; Hart County Manor in Munfordville and Signature Health Care of Hart County in Horse Cave. Organizations, churches, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to give as these residents have needs of items.  Please mail your monetary donation to :  WLOC  P. O Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Ky Governor reports highest week of case

Governor Beshear announced 2,194 new cases Sunday and four deaths, making this week the highest number of cases combined since the pandemic began. According to the Governor, "If we have a major surge of Covid-19 cases after Thanksgiving, our hospitals will simply not have the capacity to give everyone the care they need. Nothing is worth that risk." The positivity rate for Kentucky is now 9.19% with total deaths from COVID-19 at 1,787.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

E-town man arrested for strangulation

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday on a first-degree strangulation charge. 25 year-old Jesse McMasters was arrested around 3:00 a.m. by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. The citation said McMasters entered into a verbal altercation with his live-in girlfriend. During the altercation, McMasters "attacked" her and choked her, leaving marks around her throat, lower jaw and bottom lip. He was also charged with fourth-degree assault - domestic violence and minor injury. McMasters was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Glasgow woman suffers burns in house fire

A Glasgow woman was taken to the hospital with second-degree burns Sunday morning after a house fire. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a fire around 3:30 a.m. on Combs Boulevard where smoke and flames were coming from the front and side windows of the house upon arrival. According to officials, a female was in the front yard and told firefighters there was another person inside. A search team entered the front of the house and determined the fire had reached the attic area of the home. Fire crews proceeded to extinguish the fire there while a search team searched for the other occupant inside. The fire was put out shortly after with no other occupants being found at the time of the fire. Officials said the female outside was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital with second-degree burns on her head and hands. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Green County Country Clubhouse fire

Green County Country Club's Clubhouse is a total loss following a fire Thursday night into early Friday morning. Around midnight, firefighters were called to the scene. Investigators are working to determine the cause. No injuries are reported.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

E-town woman arrested in stabbing

An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with second degree murder. Prosecutors say Harley Berry has been indicted for the second degree murder of Elijah McQueary. Police say that Berry was at a rental home in Memphis, TN when she and McQueary got into an argument. Witnesses report that Berry stabbed McQueary multiple times with a kitchen knife. Berry was arrested in Elizabethtown and has been returned back to Memphis.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Executive Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro. Greg Nichols, pastor of Hiseville Baptist Church opened the meeting with prayer. After routine business, the court heard committee reports, Jail report was given by Jailer Israel Bergenson, stating there was a total 152 in the county jail and Sheriff Jeff Wilson stated the sheriff's office is open to accept taxes or they can be mailed or dropped in the deposit box outside of the office. The court approved low bids from Kelvin Wilson for box culverts on Sam Goodman and Pleasant Grove Cemetery Road. Budget and Bank transfers were approved along with paying of claims and contract with Harshaw Trane for maintenance at the Justice Center. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Glasgow Police capture fugitive

A traffic stop Tuesday led to the arrest of a man wanted by the U.S. Marshall Service and ATF. The stop occurred on Happy Valley Road. Javin Miller, of Bowling Green, was observed as the passenger inside the vehicle. Police located marijuana in Miller's possession and confirmed he was entered as a wanted person by the ATF with full extradition. Miller was arrested and charged with possessiono f marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and was served with the fugitive warrant. Miller was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

BRDHD reports notifications and self-quarantine

BRDHD will enlist the participation of new cases of COVID-19 to notify all family, friends, coworkers and others who may meet exposure criteria to self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, due to overwhelming number of cases and strained resources, there is a delay between cases receiving their positive test result and being contacted by the health department. Individuals should not wait on a call from the health department to begin self0isolating or self-quarantining at home. Take steps to protect yourself and others including:

* Staying home for 10 days if you are a case or 14 days if you are a close contact.

* Staying away from people you live with - use a separate bathroom if possible.

* Not going to work or school.

* Asking friends or family to drop off groceries, medicines, or supplies.

More guidance on how to safely isolate or quarantine at home can be found at www.barrenriverhealth.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education Working Session will be held Thursday, November 19th, at Central Office at 5:00 p.m. followed by the regular board meeting at 6:00 p.m. Several items are listed for approval on the agenda.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Metcalfe County man arrested for burglary

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was called to a home Monday on Ralph Edwards Road to a burglary in progress. During the investigation, deputies say 27-year-old Ethan D. Lee had unlawfully entered the home. A juvenile in the home was awakened and called 911 at which point Lee ran into a wooded area before law enforcement arrived. Deputies were unable to find Lee at the time, however, he was found Tuesday on Old Glasgow Road. According to deputies, Lee became belligerent during questioning and combative when he was being taken into custody. Lee was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Governor announces restrictions; sports update

Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday afternoon announced restrictions that will be in effect beginning November 20th through at least December 13th.

 

All schools are to maintain virtual learning (or implement by Monday, if not already). Elementary schools will be allowed to resume to in-person instruction on December 7th if the school’s county is not in a “red zone.” Middle schools and high schools can have students return in January following each school district’s holiday break.

 

Bars and restaurants are required to only serve patrons outdoors or with carryout with no indoor dining permitted. The governor says $40 million in federal funds are set aside to assist businesses affected.

 

Beshear also said private gatherings should be limited to only two households or to eight people in total. Gatherings in settings such as weddings or funerals should be limited to only 25 people per room with social distancing in place.

 

Gyms will be restricted to only 33% capacity. Beshear said group classes will not be allowed.

 

The governor said recreational facilities will be closed, meaning sports practices indoors will be prohibited, though individual practices will be allowed with masks.

 

Visitors will not be allowed inside hospitals, and Beshear said hospitals should keep only about 33% of staff members working at one time.

 

Beshear said no retail stores will face further restrictions in an effort to keep the economy open as long as mask-wearing, sanitizing and social distancing continues to be enforced.

 

The governor said enough strides have been taken in the last seven months to prevent a full economic shutdown adding, “I don’t think another shutdown is on the table.”

 

As it relates to sports, Hart County’s Playoff Football game Friday night has been cancelled.  The school system released a statement Wednesday afternoon expressing regret in having to withdraw but with virus and other injury complications, cancellation was a decision that had to be made. The statement also expressed thanks to fans and supporters of the program, congratulating the team on their hard work in making the playoffs and other season accomplishments.

 

With school restrictions being extended through the next several weeks, the Kentucky High School Athletics association also postponed the start of winter sports.  KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett says basketball games scheduled to begin next week will now begin the week of January 4th.  Both Caverna and Hart County Schools told us on Wednesday, they will be following all KHSAA guidance. Specific game information will be announced as each school provides scheduling updates.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, November 19th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Ky Gov. gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear started Tuesday's update by announcing it would contain the highest single-day number of deaths to date. Gov. Beshear said he will announce additional steps to combat the virus Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. The Governor said, "When you look at the severity of this, action has to be taken,". Gov. Beshear reported 2,931 new cases of the virus raising the number of confirmed cases to 142,008. The Governor reported 33 deaths raising the death toll to 1,697.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 11,473 cases, of which 9,524 have recovered. There have been 149 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. Hart County has 5 new cases, Barren County has 21 new cases, Edmonson County with 23 new cases, Metcalfe has 6 new cases and Warren County has 67 new cases of the virus.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Upton man arrested for burglary

An Upton man wanted in connection with a domestic assault last month was arrested Monday afternoon by Kentucky State Police when he entered his girlfriend's trailer without permission. 47-year-old Harold Jones, Jr. was charged with second-degree burglary - a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and misdemeanor offenses of violation of conditions of release, first-degree criminal trespassing, menacing and resisting arrest. He also faces a charge of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, when he reportedly hit the woman in the left eye with his fist, causing a laceration. According to an arrest citation, Jones and the woman were involved in an argument in the living room of the trailer when troopers arrived. The woman told troopers Jones was told to leave and he refused. She said Jones had been there for about two hours and he had attempted to punch her with his fists. Jones is being held in lieu of a cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Grayson County man killed in officer-involved shooting in Hart County

Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hart County. KSP says the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance finding 42-year-old James Horton, of Clarkson, who they say was involved in a traffic stop that led to a Breckinridge County deputy being shot. Police say the deputy conducted a traffic stop near Ben Johnson Elementary School. During the course of the traffic stop, police say Horton shot the deputy and fled on foot before stealing a pickup truck from the area. Shortly after midnight, Kentucky State Police Troopers saw the stolen truck in the Wax community of Grayson County and pursued Horton. Police say Horton fired multiple gun shots at law enforcement. The pursuit continued into Hart County where the truck left the road north of Bonnieville. Police say Horton left the truck with a gun and a trooper fired. Horton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. The Breckinridge County Deputy was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Free Drive-Thru Chili Lunch

A Free Drive-Thru Chili Lunch will be held Saturday, November 21st, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 502 South Dixie Hwy, Cave City. Isaiah 43 Counseling Services will be serving chili and grilled cheese to those in need in the community. One meal per person present and 350 meals will be given out. To ensure proper social distancing, please remain in your car and the meal will be brought to you. For more information, call 270-746-HELP.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Ky reports 1,514 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear said additional steps may need to be taken as soon as Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19. Beshear clarified that there may be additional restrictions, but not a shutdown. There were 1,514 new cases of the virus reported Monday. The governor reported three deaths raising the total to 1,664.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 11,319 cases, of which 9,404 have recovered. There have been 148 deaths reported in the district from COVID-19. Hart County has a total of 650 cases and three deaths, Barren County has 1,722 cases and 15 deaths, Metcalfe County has 321 cases and 2 deaths and Warren County has 6,329 cases with 59 deaths.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Search continues for Simpson County fisherman

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources are searching for a fisherman who went missing Saturday in Simpson County. Officials say the 78-year-old Franklin man was last seen fishing from a boat around 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Sportsman Lake near the community of Salmons. Conservation officers responded to the lake shortly before 8:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a possible drowning. Officers said winds were gusting upward of 30 miles per hour when they arrived. Officers said they found a small boat with fishing lines still in the water wedged between trees in shallow water at the upper end of the lake and articles of clothing and footwear were floating in the water near the boat. A search and rescue team is assisting Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and other emergency responders in the search.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Bowling Green man indicted for murder

A Bowling Green man has been indicted on a murder charger. Pedro Alfaro's attorney, Alan Simpson, says Alfaro was indicted on Thursday. Alfaro was arrested in connection to the deadly shooting of Kevin Morris on September 8th. Police say they found Morris in the parking lot of the Campus Pointe Apartments in Bowling Green with multiple gunshot wounds. Morris later died in the hospital. Officials say when Alfaro was arrested, he told officers he had shot Morris in self-defense. Alfaro's bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Several arrested in child porn investigation

Two Hardin County men and another man accused of setting up a meeting with an underage person in Hardin County, are part of a combined effort to net online child predators as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation. The culmination of Operation Gabbi Doolin was announced Monday by federal law enforcement. It was named in honor of 7 year-old Gabbi Doolin who was kidnapped and murdered in 2015 from her brother's youth football game in Allen County. The investigations, which were conducted in Elizabethtown and Louisville, resulted in multiple state and federal arrests. In addition to the arrests, multiple investigative leads were developed that continue to assist law enforcement with the apprehension of child predators. 54-year-old Melvin Dowell, of Rineyville, 23-year-old Travis Puckett, of Elizabethtown, and 66-year-old Charles Ashley, of Adolphus, were among seven people named in the investigation.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Hart County Raider Football team advances

Hart County Raiders Football team has advanced into the playoffs. The Hart County team will play at Taylor County Friday night and kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. You may join Studio 101 with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, November 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Barren County Schools virtual until November 30th

The Barren County School District has announced they will remain closed to in-person learning until Monday, November 30th. The school switched to all virtual learning on October 26th which was only supposed to last until November 2nd. This is the second extension the district has made during this closure due to the fact that COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise significantly in the county and state of Kentucky.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Kentuckians asked to recommit by Governor

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday asked all Kentuckians to recommit to following safety guidelines as Kentucky again set a record for cases reported in one week. Sunday's report also represented the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday. The governor reminded community leaders, schools, businesses and residents in the state's hardest hit areas to follow the Red Zone Reduction Recommendations. Thursday's red zone counties should follow the recommendations through Sunday, November 22nd. As of Sunday at 4:00 p.m., Gov. Beshear reported 1,449 new cases with 3 new deaths and a positivity rate of 8.88% with total number of deaths at 1,661 and those currently hospitalized are 1,383.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Big Clifty woman charged with possession of stolen mail

A Big Clifty woman is facing a felony charge after reportedly stealing and throwing away U. S. mail. According to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, people in Clarkson reported November 2nd, that a woman was removing mail from mailboxes on Millerstown Street. Two residents reportedly said they had mail stolen and followed the suspect, 41-year-old Kelly R. Higdon, as she traveled. Higdon was found at her home in the 400 block of Skeese Road, police said. In addition to mail found by officers along the road, law enforcement also found mail inside Higdon's vehicle. Higdon is charged with possession of stolen mail, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and criminal littering.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Cave City man arrested for trafficking

A Cave City man is in jail following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. The Barren River Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police made a traffic stop on a 2019 white Nissan pick-up truck on Smith Road in Glasgow. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Eric Ray Sturgeon, of Cave City, declined consent to search and a K-9 unit responded to the scene, according to a press release from the Barren River Drug Task Force. KSP Trooper Jordan Matthews conducted a field sobriety test on Sturgeon and based on the tests, Sturgeon was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. The K-9 gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics from the vehicle and law enforcement found a pound of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, paraphernalia and cash, according to the release. Sturgeon was also charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense, greater or equal to two grams of meth. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Glendale man charged with attempted murder

A 38-year-old Glendale man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Saturday morning after an alleged incident involving a male relative. 38-year-old Aaron Florian allegedly placed a rifle on the back of the victim's head and pulled the trigger but the weapon malfunctioned and failed to fire, according to a citation from the Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Florian then reportedly pulled the charging handle on the rifle and expelled the chamber round. Throughout Friday evening, Florian reportedly grabbed his rifle on several occasions and threatened to kill the male relative. He allegedly told the man he would "not live to see Saturday" and that he was "a dead man". Florian is being charged with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Florian is currently lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Larue and Hardin County virtual instruction continues

Elizabethtown Independent, Larue County and Hardin County school students will continue with virtual instruction through next week as COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally. In the case of Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools, the districts announced Thursday online instruction would remain until at least November 24th. This is the third full week of NTI for the three school districts in response to surges of COVID-19 in Hardin and Larue counties.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Hart County Schools continues virtual academy

Due to Hart County's COVID index being at 50.3 Thursday and following Kentucky Department of Public Health's guidelines for "red zone" districts, Hart County Virtual Academy will continue for all students through Tuesday, November 24th. Of course, November 25th through 27th is Thanksgiving break, and there is no virtual school those days. The numbers are trending downward, but are still too far from what constitutes a "red zone" county. The school wants to do everything possible to assist in keeping staff, students, and community safe. If data allows, in-person instruction with the green group will begin on Monday, November 30th, and with the orange group on Tuesday, December 1st.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Ky Gov gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19. Gov. Beshear announced 94 red zone counties and asked Kentuckians to follow red zone recommendations and school recommendations. The Governor reported 2,342 new cases of the virus and 18 deaths.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 10,870 cases, of which 8,820 have recovered. There have been 148 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 11 new cases, Barren County has 24 new cases, Edmonson County has 250 new cases and Warren County has 64 new cases.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Woman struck by vehicle; man arrested

A vehicle struck a woman in Barren County and police arrested the alleged driver elsewhere. The Glasgow Police Department arrested 20-year-old Mario Frazier, of Glasgow, on charges of first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and reckless driving. GPD officers were called Monday to Park Street regarding a disturbance that resulted in a woman being struck by a vehicle. Police found a woman lying on the ground and she was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment. The woman's name has not been released by police, but Frazier's arrest citation described the victim as an acquaintance of his. The vehicle involved in the incident had left the scene by the time police arrived but witnesses provided a description of the vehicle, which officers located Tuesday outside Frazier's Noah Drive address. Frazier was taken into custody and was arraigned Thursday in Barren District Court. He remains lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center under a $15,000 cash bond. Frazier has trials pending in Warren County in multiple cases. He has been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief in a 2019 incident at Lampkin Place Apartments.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Bowling Green Police investigate robbery

Bowling Green Police are investigating a robbery that took place Monday morning at Fastrac Food Mart at 2926 Nashville Road. Officers spoke with employees and viewed video surveillance which showed an unknown male enter the store, pointing a handgun at the employees, who then complied with the suspect's demands, as he took cash from the register area. He then took off to an unknown location. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest 

A traffic stop was conducted by the Hart County Sheriff's Office Wednesday.  After the traffic stop, a deputy deployed K-9 Rina who gave a positive alert on the vehicle.  49 year-old Timothy L. Hayes was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), along with multiple traffic violations. Hayes was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Horse Cave Police Department, Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police assisted in the investigation.

 

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020

FRECC donates to area to end hunger

Farmers RECC recently donated $7,000 to area organizations who are committed to ending hunger in our area. The BackPack Program, organized by Feeding America, helps children get nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends when they are not in school. Bags of food are assembled at area food banks and then distributed to children through the school's Youth Resource Office. Farmers RECC donated $2,000 each to Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties. Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year. The funds have been distributed to the schools Youth Resource offices so they can identify individuals with a need for the donations.

 

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ky reports highest daily COVID-19 case total

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Wednesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The Governor said Kentuckians are in significantly greater danger of contracting COVID-19 now than they were in March or April and should take the pandemic more seriously. The Governor reported 2,700 new cases, the state's highest ever daily total. In addition, the positivity rate increased to 8.12%, the highest it has been since May 5th. "This entire state is in danger. COVID-19 is absolutely everywhere. We need everybody to wear your masks and follow red zone reduction recommendations and school recommendations. The Governor reported an additional 14 deaths, raising the death toll to 1,604.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 10,736 cases, of which 8,748 of which have recovered. There have been 144 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Hart County with 10, Barren County with 28, Metcalfe County with 8, Edmonson County with 4 and Warren County with 58 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

E-town mother arrested, 4 children removed

An Elizabethtown mother has been arrested after her children tested positive for methamphetamine. Malayanah Root, 27, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.  According to an arrest warrant, Elizabethtown police assisted Child Protective Services July 30th in a child abuse complaint. Four children were placed in protective custody and then examined by a doctor. Three children tested positive for methamphetamine and two tested positive for THC. Root is being held in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Governor reports 14 new deaths from COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The governor reported 2,120 new cases of the virus Tuesday raising the total number of infections to 124,646 since the outbreak began. 14 deaths were also reported, raising the death toll to 1,590. Five men from Jessamine County were residents at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

The Governor recognized Glasgow native Timothy England, a 10-year employee of the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, who passed away on Nov. 8 due to COVID-19 complications. He was 60 years old.  Gov. Beshear announced many counties with double digit new cases of the virus including Warren with 68 and Barren with 14.

 

And Dr. Steven Stack discussed Thanksgiving plans and guidance for a safe holiday, issuing the following guidelines: 

Avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.

Always wear a face covering or mask.

Maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft. or more.

Avoid large gatherings, especially those held indoors.

Do not host or attend crowded parades.

Avoid shopping in crowded stores before, on or after Thanksgiving.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Click It or Ticket Campaign

‘The Click It or Ticket’ campaign gets underway Monday, November 16th, and runs thru November 29th.  Law enforcement across the state of Kentucky will be participating in the campaign this month to enforce the use of seatbelts. Drivers are reminded to use their seatbelts. Kentucky had 567 motor vehicle fatalities last year. That number includes 300 people who weren’t properly restrained.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Hart County Schools continue virtual learning

Hart County's COVID-19 data is trending in the right direction; however, not at the point that was hoped for. Therefore, Hart County Virtual Academy will continue for all students through Friday, November 13. Llooking at data daily, the school hopes to begin in-person instruction again on Monday, November 16th, with the green group; and on Tuesday, November 1th, with the orange group. The next update will come out Friday, November 13th. Please remember meal pickup for anyone 18 and under is still available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11-1 at all schools.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

KYTC virtual traffic school and license courses

Following red zone reduction recommendations to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Driver Licensing will be offering virtual state traffic school and graduated driver licensing courses through the end of February 2021. In-person classes for both programs will be halted temporarily.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Veteran's Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Wednesday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Gov. reports 11 new deaths in Ky

Governor Beshear announced 1,745 new cases on Monday, 197 of those are 18 and under. Beshear announced 11 new deaths bringing the state’s total to 1,576.  The governor reported 22 new cases in Warren County, 17 in Barren, and 11 in Grayson. Hart County has had a total of 589 cases and 1 death reported from COVID-19 thus far. The state’s positivity rate is 7.49%

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Son seeks public's help to find father

The son of a missing Logan County man is asking the public for the public's help in finding his father, Terry Knight. Billy Knight says his father went missing Friday morning. Terry Knight is 46-years-old and was last seen at the USA Fuel in Russellville wearing a camouflage hoodie, work pants and work boots. His son says a witness reported seeing him on US 68 headed toward Hopkinsville.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Terry Knight, you are asked to contact the Logan County dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Historic landmark damaged over the weekend

Information is being sought by The Hart County Sheriff’s Office concerning damage of a historic landmark. The sheriff's office is searching for the person(s) responsible for damaging the landmark at Hopewell Church over the weekend during the overnight hours. Tracks at the scene indicate a truck ran into the object and then left the scene. Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Hart County Sheriff’s Office at 270-524-0011.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Friday night high school football

In Friday night's area high school football scores:

Hart County over Casey County 44 to 20. Hart County's Dustin Butler scored 3 touchdowns and Jackson Shoulders with 7 tackles. Wayne County defeated Barren County 42 to 20, while Clinton County defeated Green County 44 to 14. Hart County will advance into the football playoffs Friday night, November 20th, on the road at Taylor County. Studio 1010 will have the broadcast.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Horse Cave City Hall special called meeting

A special called Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held at Horse Cave City Hall at 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday night, November 9th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

City of Cave City Council meeting

The City of Cave City will hold their regular council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall Monday, November 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Gov. reports highest weekly total of cases

Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky's highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Behsear reported 1,177 new cases with 4 new deaths, a positivity rate of 7.24% and total deaths are 1,565. Top counties with the most positive cases Sunday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Kenton and Boone. Those reported lost to the virus Sunday include two 92-year-old men and a 77-year-old man from Hardin County; and a 76-year-olod man from Marion County.

 

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Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Vote Totals From Hart County Now Official

Friday afternoon was the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by the Hart County Clerk. Winning vote-getters from national, State and regional races are wide-margin victories and remain unchanged with only a handful of additional votes being counted.

 

In the county’s more closely contested races, the order of finish for Hart County School Board seats also remains the same. In the final tally, Sonya Gedda defeated Bontina Haynes 325 to 268 in the 2nd district race and Tyler Holthouser defeated Shane Reynolds, 377 to 342 in the 5th educational district.
 

In the Caverna School Board Race from Hart County, Wayne Hatcher received 725 votes and Glaine Percell received 551 votes (both unopposed).
 

On Bonnieville’s City Council, the numbers are unchanged with Larry Srygler, Christy Richards, Marie Whitlow, Danny Thompson, Jonathan Hornback and Colby Smith winning seats.
 

On Horse Cave’s City Council, Vickie Rogers, Randy Russell, Velpha Hatchett, Larry Bunch, Sue Nunn and James Perry Martin remain the top six vote-getters.
 

And, on Munfordville’s City Council, all five ballot candidates will be seated on the council with write-in candidate Annie Swift winning the final spot, having received 43 votes.
 

In all, additional Hart County votes received since Tuesday did not affect any local outcomes.
 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Update on Hart County Schools' instruction plan

Due to Hart County's current COVID-19 index of 61.5, Hart County Schools will utilize the Hart County Virtual Academy through Wednesday, November 11.  Depending on data at that time, in-person instruction could resume on Thursday, November 12th.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Barren County Schools continue distance learning

Barren County Schools will continue distance learning through November 13th. With COVID-19 still remaining high and widespread throughout Barren County, Barren County School officials announced Thursday they will extend their current school closure through November 13th. According to a Facebook post from Barren County Schools, they hope that extending the closure will allow in-person instruction until Christmas break without interruption. Teachers will continue to communicate with families regarding distance learning.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Metcalfe County woman falls out of truck

A Metcalfe County woman was injured Wednesday after falling out of a moving truck and then being struck by it. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was notified around 2:30 p.m. of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 1048 around 2 miles north of Sulphur Well. MCSO said 22-year-old Samantha Johnson was driving a 1993 GMC Sierra pickup westbound on KY 1048 at the intersection of Seven Springs Church Road. Officials said as Johnson made a right turn, the driver's door opened, and she fell out of the truck onto the road. Johnson was then struck by the truck as it left the roadway, striking a wire fence and coming to rest. MCSO said Johnson was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Johnson was cited to Metcalfe District Court for the following offenses related to the collision:

* Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance

* Failure to register transfer of motor vehicle

* No registration plate

* No registration receipt

* Obstructed vision/windshield and

* Improper equipment.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Couple identified in Warren County murder

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has identified the couple killed in a double murder in Alvaton Tuesday night. They have been identified as 65-year-old Larry Glen Howell and his 63-year-old wife, Debra Kay Howell. A woman had called the sheriff's office after she found her father deceased in the garage.  When deputies arrived to a residence on H. E. Johnson Road, they say they later found a female victim on the back porch of the residence as well. Their grandson, Joshua Wright, has been arrested for their murders. His bond has been set at $500,000 and his next court appearance is on December 2nd, 2020. Wright is lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Gov reports record COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19. Thursday's new cases report is one of Kentucky's highest ever, second only to the day Beshear reported a significant backlog from Fayette County. Gov. Beshear said Thursday's update would be a difficult one. He reported 2,318 new cases of COVID-19. Counties with the highest number of new cases included Barren with 49 and Warren with 34. Hart County reported 20 new cases and Metcalfe County has 10 new cases.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Hart County Grand Jury indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury met Tuesday in Hart Circuit Court and the following indictments were returned:

Waynetta Jordan, 43, of Canevville, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, driving DUI suspended license, 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 4th offense or more, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, possession of marijuana, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear a seatbelt, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and persistent felony offender.

Teddy Horton, 51, of, Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and excessive window tinting.

Marcus Thompson, 34, of Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, fleeing and evading police, (motor vehicle), 1st degree, resisting arrest, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seatbelt and no registration receipt.

Pamela Brian, 57, of Louisville, for fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, resisting arrest criminal mischief, 1st degree, speeding 26 mph or greater over the speed limit, reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear a seatbelt, improper passing and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Scott Mays, 25, of Louisville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree -1st offense (heroin), drug paraphernalia-buy possess and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense.

Anthony Hawkins, 30, of Hardyville, for tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

Desiree Bryant, 33, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree – 1st offense (opiates), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, 1st offense, failure to or improper signal and failure to produce insurance card.

Jason Miller, 45, of Sonora, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree- 2nd offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, second offense (aggravating circumstances), operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, failure to or Improper signal, failure to produce an insurance card and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Joshua Bunch, 37, of Glasgow, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (meth), fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Malik Hawkins, 23, of Munfordville, for trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz), possession of a firearm while committing an offense, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, speeding and improper equipment.

James Jaggers, 25, of Munfordville, for theft by unlawful taking, $500 or more but under $10,000, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, criminal trespass, 2nd degree, possession of marijuana and possession of legend drugs.

And Bryce Diamond, 29, of Bonnieville, for receiving stolen property (firearm), fraudulent firearms transaction and theft by deception under $500.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Friday night high school football

Caverna will travel to take on Shawnee Friday night at 7:30 p.m.  Hart County will be on the road Friday night taking on Casey County with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Governor extends mask mandate 30 days

Gov. Andy Beshear is extending the mask mandate for 30 more days. The governor reported 1,635 new cases Wednesday of the virus and 11 deaths. Among the counties with the highest number of cases Wednesday, were Warren with 64, Christian with 34, Barren with 22, Grayson with 17, Monroe with 14 and Hart and Simpson with 12.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Rineyville woman arrested for attempted murder

A Rineyville woman is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after reportedly firing a shot into a living room ceiling as her husband fled the house. 54-year-old Karen Jolly is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence. According to an arrest citation, Hardin County sheriff's deputies had been called several times to the residence. Jolly was out on bond following three October arrests, including two misdemeanor domestic violence assault charges and assault of a police officer. She was released and told not to return to the home or to consume alcohol. When deputies arrived Monday around 7:00 p.m., they found Jolly asleep in a bed and her husband inside a vehicle in the driveway. He had returned to the house and found Jolly there and an argument ensued. She reportedly grabbed his Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and began waving it and when he began to leave the home, he heard a gunshot. In addition to attempted murder, Jolly is charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and four counts of violation of conditions of release. Jolly is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

2020 Election Local Voting

Just under 8,400 votes were tallied on Tuesday in Hart County. Early in-person votes (which ended Monday) made up 5,391 of them. There were 1372 ballots mailed out with less than 100 outstanding. Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be counted if they arrive by the end of the day on Friday. She says official/final numbers must be reported to Frankfort on Monday, November 9th. Just over 1,700 votes were cast in-person at Hart County's three precincts on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump carried Hart County, receiving 76% of the vote.

Mitch McConnell is re-elected to the US Senate by a significant margin and also carried the county with 69%.

Brett Guthrie easily won re-election to the US House. He had 77% of Hart County’s vote.

For state legislature seats, Senator Steve Meredith and Representative Bart Rowland easily won their re-election bids.

Hart County’s Board of Education Races are much closer. The 2nd District Seat is currently separated by 58 votes. Sonya Gedda leads Bontina Haynes 323-265 while the 5th District Seat is even closer, separated by only 34 votes. In that race, Tyler Holthouser leads Shane Reynolds, 376-342.  Yet-to-be-counted mail-in ballots may impact these school board races.

In the Caverna School Board Race from Hart County with both candidates unoppossed: Wayne Hatcher received 724 and Glaine Percell received 549 votes.

On Bonnieville’s City Council, Larry Srygler is the current top vote-getter with 61, followed by Christy Richards with 58, Marie Whitlow with 48, Danny Thompson with 47, Jonathan Hornback with 38, Colby Smith with 31, Sherman Bowman with 27 and Fran Bowsher with 26.  The council has 6 seats.

On Horse Cave’s City Council, Vickie Rogers is the current top vote-getter with 466, followed by Randy Russell with 464, Velpha Hatchett with 442, Larry Bunch with 430, Sue Nunn with 416, James Perry Martin with 403, Maronda Gibson with 376 and Charles Leonard Stinson with 342.  The council has 6 seats.

On Munfordville’s City Council, only five candidates are on the ballot for the 6 seats. The current top vote-getter is Ricky Line with 373 votes, followed by Bill Belt with 311, Kenny Shepperd with 310, Shelli Templeman Gibbons with 283 and Jeremy Atwell with 274.  Three write-in candidates are identified to fill the 6th seat.  Annie Swift has currently received 43 votes, Ronnie Huff has received 28 votes and Marcia Hayes has received 20 votes.

With regard to Kentucky’s Constitutional Amendments, Hart County voted slightly in favor of Amendment #1 addressing Crime Victim Laws, 3483-3045.  Hart County voted overwhelmingly against Amendment #2 addressing Judicial Term Length, 4597 to 1925.

And, from Barren County, Cave City’s Council results currently show Steve Pedigo at the top with 417 votes, followed by Mike Houchens with 398, Leticia Cline with 334, Beverly Tobin Ford with 323, Kevin Houchens with 314, Denny Doyle with 271, Andrew Bagshaw with 265, Seaborn Ellzey with 239, Brandon Wright with 226, John Grissom with 198, John Rickett with 149, J.P. Merlo with 112 and Dallas Fancher with 93.

Remember all votes have not been counted.  Mail-in ballots post marked by Tuesday and received by the end of Friday will be counted before final results are sent to Frankfort on Monday, November 9th.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Hart County continues virtual classes

Due to Hart County School's staff who remain in quarantine, Hart County's current index of 83.3 and local and state health department guidelines; Hart County Schools will continue using the virtual academy instruction through Friday, November 6th. In-person instruction is planned to resume Monday, November 9th, depending on COVID data for our county at that time.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Ky reports 1,032 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported another record total for a Monday with 1,032 new cases of the virus, raising the total number of Kentuckians infected since the beginning of the outbreak to 109,670. Gov. Beshear reported three deaths raising the death toll to 1,492. Those reported lost to the virus include: an 82-year-old man from Hardin County, a 93-year-old man from Jessamine County; and a 59-year-old man from Whitley County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 9,623 cases, of which 7,875 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. In new cases, Hart County has 37, Warren County has 150 new cases and Barren County has 66 new cases.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

E-town man charged with 10 felony counts

A 39-year-old Elizabethtown man charged last year with 10 felony counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance is expected to accept a plea deal next week in Hardin Circuit Court. 39-year-old Billy Joe Chesser, who was identified in part by his tattoos, has been offered a 20-year sentence by prosecutors. He's scheduled to appear November 10th for sentencing. According to the plea deal, Chesser used a child less than 16 to engage in a sexual performance in 10 different videos. He will be sentenced to 20 years in prison on each count with each count running at the same time. Each charge is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

BRDHD increase in positive cases

The Barren River District Health Department's disease investigation team is working diligently in order to keep up with the growing COVID-19 cases in our district. The Barren River District , is currently experiencing an increase in positive cases and ask for cooperation of the communities in order to help control the spread of the virus as they continue providing disease and contact investigation.

Contacts to a positive case should do the following:

* Stay home (except to get medical care) and do not invite others in until you get a call from the health department.

* If you become sick, get tested. When seeking medical care, inform the provider you have been exposed to COVID-19.

* Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

BRDHD will be in communication with all positive cases and their contacts as quickly as possible. For more information on what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, visit www.barrenriverhealth.org.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Ky Governor reports record number of COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Sunday there were more new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kentucky this week than any other since the beginning of the pandemic. Red zone counties should follow nine recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and all counties should consider adopting some of these measures to help them avoid the red zone. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1st, Gov. Beshear reported 1,423 new cases and 4 new deaths. The state's positivity rate was at 6.14% and the total deaths are at 1,489. Those currently hospitalized are 994 and 250 are currently in ICU with 136 on a ventilator.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

One person killed in Barren County crash

Kentucky State Police Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision Saturday just before 6:30 a.m. The collision occurred westbound on the Cumberland Parkway near the 1mm in Barren County. Police say 41-year-old Joseph Phelps, of Dunnville, was operating a 2006 International Tractor Tr4ailer in the right lane of travel on the Cumberland Parkway. Police say a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by 35-year-old Luis Segura, of Monticello, struck the rear of Phelps' trailer. Police say a passenger in Segura's vehicle, 25 year-old William Barnes, of Monticello, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Police say Segura was flown to the Vanderbilt University Hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Two injured in Metcalfe County collision

A man and a 22-month-old child were involved in a collision Friday morning in Metcalfe County. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was notified just after 10:00 a.m. Friday of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 90, about 5 miles east of Beaumont. Sheriff Lonnie Hodges responded to the scene to investigate. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Quentin A. Christian, of Glasgow, was driving a 2017 Dodge Caravan westbound on KY 90 with a juvenile passenger. As the van was headed westbound, it suddenly veered across the eastbound lane left the roadway, traveled own an earth embankment and struck the ditch line. MCSO said Christian was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. The child was taken by ambulance as a precautionary measure. Officials said alcohol was not a factor in the collision, Christian was wearing a seatbelt and the child was in a safety seat.

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, November 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include a discussion on the Christmas parade and side walk.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 9,185 cases, of which 7,448 have recovered. The district has reported 141 deaths from COVID-19. Hart County has 14 new cases, Warren County has added 58 new cases, while Barren County has 34 and Metcalfe County is reporting 7 new cases of COVID-19.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Election Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd, for Election Day. Tuesday's garbage pickup will be on Wednesday next week in Cave City.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to rape

A Bowling Green man has pled guilty to rape, sodomy and promoting human trafficking of a minor female from October of 2017 to January of 2019. Court records say 74-year-old Jerry N. Cline entered into a plea deal where he will serve at least 17 of the 20 years he will be sentenced to. 34-year-old Latrisha LeGrand is accused of complicity to the same charges Cline pleaded to. Her case has not yet gone to trial.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

BRDHD updates COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health gives update on COVID-19 confirming a total of 9,047 cases, of which 7,352 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. Barren County and Warren County have 41 new cases each, Hart County has 27 new cases. Metcalfe County has 7 new cases and Edmonson County has 3 new cases. Hardin County soared past the 2,000-mark for positive COVID-19 cases with 86 new cases announced Wednesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The county has had 197 positive cases between Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, the health district says. Larue County reported 13 new positive cases Wednesday.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for drug trafficking

The Warren County Drug Task Force and the Kentucky State Police on Wednesday arrested 26-year-old Kendall Scott, of Bowling Green, on drug trafficking charges. According to the Warren County Drug Task Force, Scott was arrested at I-65 and Russellville Road in Bowling Green. Authorities say the arrest was followed by a short term investigation, three covert drug purchases and surveillance. The investigation determined that Scott was trafficking in heroin and fentanyl in the Bowling Green area. Scott was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, Class C Felony (Fentanyl) 3 counts. Scott was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Mammoth Cave man arrested on various charges

A Mammoth Cave man has been arrested for trying to sell a stolen truck. Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle says a 2004 GMC Sierra was stolen from Bowling Green on October 17th this year. While deputies secured the stolen truck at Keith Lockard's home, Grayson County authorities caught Lockard at the Taco Bell in Leitchfield. Police say he is a convicted felon who had illegal drugs and a handgun when they took him into custody. Lockard was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Search continues for a Richardsville man

Emergency crews are still searching for a man with serious medical issues . 57-year-old Raif Velic went missing from his home at 1076 Pruitt Road in the Richardsville Community October 18th.  He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Velic was wearing a dark ball cap, dark vest, dark track pants and a gray backpack.  Officials last confirmed siting of Velic was last Wednesday on Riverside Benleo Road. Daily searches for Raif Velic have continued each day since his disappearance with over 100 volunteers helping. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Velic, please contact Kentucky State Police or the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered in Hart County

In the early morning hours on Wednesday, Deputy Jacob Hodges received a complaint in regards to an abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Cub Run Hwy and Sam Goodman Road. While responding, there was also a complaint of an unknown male looking in vehicles near the 6000 block of Cub Run Hwy. Deputy Hodges made contact with 47-year-old David Crowell, of Owensboro, as well as the abandoned vehicle. The vehicle in question had been reported stolen by the Owensboro Police Department. Crowell was arrested for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Horse Cave man arrested on multiple charges

A Horse Cave man has been arrested on multiple charges. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Horse Cave Police responded to a complaint Tuesday on London Pace Sink Road. Upon arrival, a suspect fled police on foot but was apprehended a short time later while hiding in an outbuilding. 29 year-old Adam Kinslow, of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing-2nd degree. Kinslow was also served an outstanding arrest warrant out of Hardin County. He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Area high school Friday night football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Western at home at 7:30 p.m.

Hart County's game has been cancelled for Friday night

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Lady Raiders Volleyball team defeated

The Hart County Lady Raiders Volleyball team lost to Central Hardin in the Regional Tournament Tuesday night at John Hardin. Coach Angie Craddock's team made it to the Region for the first time since 2005. The team has everyone returning next year.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Hart County students currently at home

Hart County Schools released the following message concerning the canceling of in-person classes for this Thursday and Friday.

"Due to Hart County Schools having 33 staff members currently being quarantined, there will be no in-person school in Hart County Thursday and Friday. Hart County Virtual Academy will occur during those two days."

"In the board-approved school calendar, Monday, November 2nd is a professional development day, and Tuesday, November 3rd, is listed as a "no school" day because of the presidential election." " On Wednesday, November 4th, Hart County Schools will hold virtual academy classes and restart in-person classes with the green group on Thursday, November 5th, and the orange group on Friday, November 6th, depending on COVID-19 data at that time," stated Debbie Fowler, Assistant Superintendent of Hart County Schools.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Accident leads to drug arrest in Glasgow

A non-injury accident in Glasgow Monday led to a drug arrest.  Glasgow Police Department responded to the intersection of North Race and West Front Street. During an investigation, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from one of the vehicles involved. Also, a stolen firearm was found in the center console of one of the vehicles. The driver, William Beard, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Trafficking In Marijuana (Less Than 8 OZ.) 1st Offense (Enhancement) and Tampering With Physical Evidence.  He lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

November General Election ballot for Hart County

The November General Election will be Tuesday, November 3rd, with polls closing at 6:00 p.m.

Voters will cast their ballots for the Presidential Race between President Donald Trump, Joseph R. Biden, Jo Jorgensen, Kanye West and Brock Pierce.

In the U.S. Senate race: Incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell is facing Democrat Amy McGrath and Brad Barron.

For U.S. Representative: Incumbent S. Brett Guthrie is facing challengers Hand Linderman, Lewis Carter and Robert Lee Perry.

In the State Senators race: Incumbent Stephen L. Meredith will face Guy M. Miller and John Whipple.

State Representative 21st District: The Incumbent Bart T. Rowland will be up against John W. Pennington.
For Hart County Coroner: Anthony Tony Roberts is unopposed.

 

Nonpartisan School Candidates for the Member Board of Education, 2nd Educational District are Sonya Gedda and Bontina Haynes. This includes parts of Rowletts, Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8, Pascal and Uno.

Member Board of Education 3rd Educational District candidate including: Memorial, Pikeview, Linwood, part of Pascal, Uno, High School and Hammonsville is Sheryl Shirley, who is unopposed.

Member Board of Education 5th Educational District candidates are Tyler Holthouser and Shane Reynolds and includes part of Euclid and Priceville.

Member Board of Education for Caverna Independent School District candidates are Glaine Percell and Wayne Hatcher, which includes part of Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8.

On the Nonpartisan City Ballot for City Council the City of Bonnieville, candidates are Fran Bowsher, Johnathan R. Hornback, Marie Whitlow, Christy Richards, Colby Smith, Sherman Bowman, Larry D. Srygler and Danny Thompson and includes part of Bonnieville #13 & #14.

 

For City Council (City of Horse Cave), candidates are: Velpha Hatchett, James Perry “Wool” Martin, Vickie Rogers, Larry Bunch, Maronda L. Gibson, Randy Russell, Sue Nunn and Charles Leonard Stinson which includes part of Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8.

City Council for the city of Munfordville candidates are: Kenny Shepperd, Ricky D. Line, Shelli Templeman Gibbons, Jeremy Atwell and Bill Belt.

 

Studio 101 WLOC will have live election coverage from the Hart County Courthouse beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night.  

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

BRDHD updated report on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 8,903 cases of COVID-19, of which 7,286 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 12 new cases with a total of 426 with 281 recovered, along with 1 death. Barren County has 1211 total cases with 926 recovered and has seen 13 deaths, Metcalfe County has had a total of 206 cases with 166 recovered and 2 deaths reported.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Hart County Football not playing Friday

Hart County will not be playing Football Friday night.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools transition to at-home learning

Metcalfe County Schools will transition to all AT-HOME learning starting Tuesday, October 27th, through Tuesday, November 3rd. Metcalfe County hopes to resume the in-person option on Wednesday, November 4th. District administrators made the decision due to a combination of circumstances, including the increased number of staff in quarantine. The 21st Century after school program will also be virtual. At this time, extracurricular activities will continue but are subject to review on a daily basis. Metcalfe County will be providing at-home meal services and will release those details as soon as possible. For the latest district COVID-19 information and resources, visit www.metcalfeschools.com.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Final sentencing in murder case

It took a Hardin County jury less than four hours Monday to find Kendall Lincoln, a father of two, guilty of robbing and shooting to death a Vine Grove man last year and then recommending he spend 50 years in prison. Lincoln, 22, of Elizabethtown, was arrested and charges December 3, 2019 in the shooting death the night before of Cornelius Tory as he sat inside his Chevy Tahoe in a front parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff. Tory, 20, was shot multiple times in what has been described as a drug deal that turned into a homicide. The jury recommended Lincoln serve in total a 50-year sentence - 30 years for the murder conviction, 15 years for a first-degree robbery conviction, and five years for being a felon in possession of a handgun. Final sentencing will be December 15th. Lincoln would be eligible for parole after serving 20 years as required by state law.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Gov issues recommendations for Red Zone counties

Gov. Beshear reports record number of COVID-19 cases for a Monday, issues recommendations for Red Zone counties. Gov. Beshear reports 953 new cases of the virus. The Governor issued a map of Red zone counties that is those with 25 or more average daily cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents. The top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Floyd. There were three deaths raising the death toll to 1,410. The positivity rate rose to 5.84 percent.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 8,782 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 7,207 of which have recovered. The district has 141 deaths reported from COVID-19. Barren County reported 95 new cases Monday and Hart County reported 43 new cases. Warren County with 116 new cases and Metcalfe County with 7 new cases. Hart County Judge Executive was a special guest Tuesday morning on Studio 101 speaking about the counties new covid cases and taking precautionary measures.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Hart County Volleyball action

Congratulations to Hart County Lady Raiders Volleyball team. They are advancing in the tournament and will play Tuesday night at John Hardin and will take on Central Hardin at 8:00 p.m.  A decision will be made later in the week concerning Hart County's Friday night football action.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Ky sets record for weekly COVID cases

Gov. Andy Beshear said during Sunday's briefing that Kentucky unfortunately set a new record for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a week since the pandemic began, with 9,335 positive cases this week. The Governor said that Sunday marked the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday, with 1,462 cases. The Governor said he will be talking about new recommendations to counties that are in the red zone, those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 residents. Two new deaths were reported Sunday which included a 74-year-old woman from Grayson County. There are currently 231 in ICU and 106 on ventilator.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Barren County Schools move to distance learning

All Barren County School students are moving to distance learning beginning October 26th. Superintendent Bo Matthews said the campus closure will last until Friday, November 6th. Matthews said the closure was due to rising COVID-19 cases and high quarantine numbers both in the schools and community. Students are expected to return on Monday, November 9th. All schedules will resume at the time including A/B schedules at Barren County High and Middle School, as well as distance learning on Fridays implemented district wide.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

KSP search for Logan County inmate

Kentucky State Police are searching for a Logan County inmate after he never returned back to jail after work. According to jail staff, the inmate, Jason Stratton, was granted furlough. This means the inmate was allowed to leave for work, but had to return back at a certain time. Officials say he never returned back at 2:00 p.m. as instructed on Thursday. Stratton, 48, has brown hair, hazel eyes, stands 6'2" tall and weighs around 189 pounds. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Stratton, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010. You may also text a tip through the Kentucky State Police App. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Fire at Burkesville City Hall Sunday

Burkesville Fire Chief Greg Cary reports that the call came in at 5:46 a.m. Most of the damage was contained to the East end of the City Hall building. The majority of the files and furniture was able to be removed from the building. An arson investigator is being called to the scene as part of routine measures. City Hall will conduct business from across the street at the Veteran's Memorial Community Center until further notice.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Hart County Schools suspend athletic practice

Hart County Schools has suspended all athletic practice and competition at this time. Studio 101 will continue to monitor day to day COVID-19 case data for the community. Friday night's Hart County game against Casey County has been postponed until November 6th and next Friday night's game has been cancelled.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Ribbon cutting at Clark Drugs

Clark Drugs in Munfordville will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening at their new location on 31-W Main Street in Munfordville on Monday, October 26th.  Studio 101 will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. till noon.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Tennessee woman charged after chase

A Tennessee woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she was clocked by Kentucky State Police driving in excess of 120 mph on the Bluegrass Parkway. 23-year-old Victoria McMillian, of Clarksville, TN, is facing multiple charges including putting the lives of police and motorists at risk as she fled. A KSP trooper initiated lights and sirens on his vehicle in a northbound lane of I-65 near the 91-mile marker after McMillian reportedly drove her gold Chevy Classic past him at a high rate of speed and entered the Bluegrass Parkway. McMillian also reportedly drove the vehicle several times in a manner that looked as if she was going to strike vehicles pulled to the side of the parkway during the chase. She drove to the eastbound eight-mile marker, got off the parkway and then headed in the westbound lane KSP personnel had set up spike strips at the westbound 1-mile marker causing flat tires with the vehicle finally stopping as she attempted to get in a southbound lane of I-65 McMillian, who was arrested at 1:55 a.m., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants; reckoless driving; speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit; first offense, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear October 23rd in Hardin District Court. A passenger in the vehicle, 22 year-old Teona Venoy, of Clarksville, TN, was charged with first offense trafficking in marijuana les than 8 ounces and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has been released from jail.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Fatal collision in Columbia

Kentucky State Police is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred Wednesday just before 4:00 p.m. According to KSP, 46-year-old Lisa Cooper, of Columbia, was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry east bound on KY 900 when she crossed into the oncoming lane, striking a westbound 1989 International log truck driven by 63-year-old Tommy Cape, also of Columbia. KSP said Cooper was not wearing her seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. Cape was belted and treated for minor injuries by Adair County EMS.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a working session at 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon followed by the regular Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County High School.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Ribbon cutting at Inspire Nutrition

Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting Friday, October 16th, at 11:30 a.m. at Inspire Nutrition at the I-65 interchange in Munfordville.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hart County Schools suspend in-person classes

Hart County Schools announced Wednesday all in-person instruction is suspended through October 28th. The decision comes as administrators face challenges due to current numbers of COVID infections. A public release by the school system specifically cites difficulties in providing a healthy atmosphere along with issues related to staffing. The announcement explains faculty availability is reduced to the point where adequate student supervision is not possible in some cases.  Still, school remains in session with all students utilizing the district’s virtual platform. In-person classes are currently scheduled to resume in two weeks, Thursday, October 29th, using the previous A/B schedule. No decisions are finalized regarding how sports and other extra-curricular activities will be affected. Superintendent Nathan Smith says discussions will take place this morning and further information will be available later.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

E-town man arrested for wanton endangerment

A 42-year-old Elizabethtown man is facing a pair of felony charges after police say he showed up Tuesday night to help his wife who had been in a "DUI wreck" and police found him heavily intoxicated with two children in his vehicle. William Routte was arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants. He showed up to aid his wife "who had been involved in a DUI accident where she had left the scene and was attempting to get her disabled vehicle towed".  40-year-old Jessica Routte was charged with fist offense driving under the influence of intoxicants after crashing a Chevy Aveo into a fence and telephone pole on Valley Creek Road. The report said part of the front bumper had been knocked off the vehicle but she continued to drive it for a bit. Deputies followed a trail of antifreeze on the roadway and found the vehicle being loaded onto a tow truck at the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Ky. 210. When her husband arrived, a deputy said he had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. William Routte is being held in lieu of a $5,000 unsecured bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear November 20th in Hardin District Court. Jessica Routte was released Wednesday from the detention center.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Area high school football Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Russellville at 7:00 p.m. while Hart County will be on the road taking on Casey County. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Cave City Chamber Radio/TV Auction

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Radio/TV Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 27th, 28th & 29th. The auction will be broadcast on radio WLOC/AM 1150, Studio 101.7 FM and online at wloconline.com and simulcast live on SCRTC TV channel 6 and EPB TV channel 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening. Prior to the auction, a link to a complete listing of items will be available at cavecitychamber.com and item pictures will be available on the Chamber's Facebook page. To bid during the auction, call (270)646-2199 or (270) 528-2199.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Jerry Taylor receives Bob Miller Award

Hart County Schools Athletic Director Jerry Taylor recently received the Bob Miller Award Mr. Miller, from Newport, was one of the founding fathers of the Kentucky High School Coaches Association (KHSCA). This association gives an annual award in Bob Miller's name to a deserving individual who has contributed to the well-being of student athletes, coaches and administrators in their community, school and state. This year's award goes to Mr. Jerry Taylor of Hart County. Jerry has served the students of Hart County as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 52 years. For 36 of those years, he has been Athletic Director of Hart County High School.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Ky Governor Andy Beshear reported 776 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and 14 deaths. The death toll has now risen to 1,269. The Barren River District Health Department is reported 7,554 cases of which 6,399 have recovered and there have been 140 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County has 36 new cases and Hart County has had 10 new cases since Monday's update.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Search for missing Warren County teen

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is searching for a missing 16-year-old girl from Warren County. KSP says 16-year-old Ireland Scanlan was last seen in Bowling Green on Friday, October 9th, near Scottsville Road. Scanlan is described as a white female 5'6" tall, 120 pounds, with long brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white pullover shirt, camo leggings and white shoes. Anyone with information regarding the location of Ireland Scanlan, is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green at 270-782-2010 or 877-416-1224.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Drug arrest in Barren County

The Glasgow Police Department on Monday conducted a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway that resulted in a drug arrest. Sgt. Barton made contact with the driver identified as Jason B. Smith, of Tompkinsville, and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Sgt. Barton located marijuana inside Smith's pants pocket and methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Smith was arrested and charged with license plate not legible, no registration plates, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Smith was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Monetary donations accepted for Clothes for Kids

Due to COVID-19, this year's Annual Fall Clothes for Kids radio auction will not be held. However, monetary donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Mail your monetary donation to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749. Clothes for Kids serves the nine family resource centers at Hart County and Caverna School systems.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank changes

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify , Friday, October 16th, from 10:30 until food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

In-person voting underway at clerk's office

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election is underway now through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17th, 24th & 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  or you may wait till Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751 or you may go to govoteky.gov to request a mail in ballot.  Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

COVID-19 update for Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 43 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky during an update Monday. Ninety-four of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 18 were age 5 and under. The youngest was 4-months-old. Gov. Beshear reported three deaths raising the death toll to 1,253. The deaths reported Monday include a 79-year-old man from Boyd County, a 67-year-old woman from Fayette County; and a 61-year-old man from Grayson County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 7,485 cases of COVID-19 in the district and has seen 140 deaths. Hart County has had 229 total cases, of which 183 have recovered and there has been 1 death. Warren County has the most with 4718 cases and have seen 57 deaths.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Louisville man indicted in Hardin County murder

A Louisville man arrested for the September 6th shooting death of a man inside an Elizabethtown residence, has been indicted on five felony charges, including murder. 21 year-old Jalen Williams is charged with murder in the shooting death of Juwone Doleman.  Williams was arrested September 18th by members of the U. S. Marshals Service and Louisivlle Metro Police Department. He was indicted for killing 23 year-old Doleman, of Danville, and the shooting of an adult female in the same residence in the 600 block of Westport Road. The woman, whose identity was not released, is recovering from her injuries. The arrest warrant said Williams took an unknown sum of cash, a handgun and jewelry belonging to Doleman during the incident. He also is accused of taking the female victim's cell phone and discarding it on the side of the road while fleeing. According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, Williams was identified as a suspect within hours of the shooting. Williams was indicted on murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Green County man arrested for impersonating officer

Kentucky State Police arrested a Greensburg man Sunday following an assault investigation from September. According to KSP, the victim said that she was traveling west on Edmonton Road around 10:30 p.m. on September 3rd, when she saw blue lights coming up behind her. She pulled over even though she did not think she had made any traffic violations. She stated that a male subject approached her from an unidentified car that did not have law enforcement decals on it. Police said when the man got to the window, he threw what is suspected to be ammonia in her face and tried to forcibly take her from the vehicle. According to the report, the woman fought back and suffered a head injury but was able to get free. The male subject went back to his vehicle and left the scene. As the result of an investigation, KSP obtained an arrest warrant on 47-year-old George Barton for Assault 4th degree (minor injury), impersonating a peace officer, improper use of blue lights, wanton endangerment-2nd degree, unlawful imprisonment-1st degree and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. Barton was arrested Sunday after several hours of negotiation and the use of chemical munitions after authoritie4s said he barricaded himself inside his home.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Caverna Middle SBDM Council meeting

Caverna Middle School will have a special-called SBDM meeting Thursday, October 15th, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Homeland Security Grant approved for Hart County

Hart County has been notified by the Governor's office that a Homeland Security Grant has been approved. Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate told Studio 101 News that a grant of $223,550 has been approved to provide funding for communications equipment, including mobile and portable radios for use by law enforcement as requested in an application submitted by the Hart County Fiscal Court. The grant money will be made available in 2021.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hart County-Warren Central game canceled

The Hart County-Warren Central football game was cancelled Friday night after the Raiders made the trip to Bowling Green for the game. According to Hart County School Superintendent Nathan Smith, the Raiders football team we4re notified by a players parent after arriving in Bowling Green, that they had tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. Hart County decided that it was in the best interest of both teams to cancel Friday night's game. After contacting Julian Tackett with the KHSAA, Hart County was told that the school made the right call in canceling the game.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Governor's family quarantines due to COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the (COVID-19). Earlier Sunday, the Governor issued a statement telling Kentuckians that he and his family are committed to setting a good example by following state and federal quarantine guidelines after they were potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon. As of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear announced 852 newly reported cases. Ninety of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 23 were age 5 and under. The youngest was just 23 days old. The governor announced three more deaths on Sunday bringing the death total to 1,252. The deaths reported included a 33-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 60-year-old man from Hopkins County and a 70-year-old woman from Warren County.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

E-town man indicted on sex abuse charges

An Elizabethtown man, who previously received a plea deal to sexual abuse of a child, has been indicted again by a Hardin County Grand Jury on two charges involving a person younger than age 12. 38-year-old Joseph William Sweat faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. According to the indictments, one reported incideent happened between January 1st and February 1st of this year while he was on probation and the other allegedly occurred from August 2015 through August 2016. The complaints were granted to pursue an arrest warrant based on investigations by Detective Andrea Haire, of Elizabethtown Police Department. Whitney Meredith of Larue County is a special prosecutor in the case since members of Sweat's family know members of the Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Sweat has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his September 17th arrest on the charges. He is being held in the jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. In a previous case, Sweat was arrested January 24th, 2018 and faced three counts of first-degree abuse of a child younger than 12. He accepted a plea agreement on a Class A misdemeanor of second-degree sexual abuse. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Two arrested in double murder case

T2wo people wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of 20-year-old Trevor Cleary, of Tompkinsville, and 19 year-old Austin Copas, of the Fountain Run community in Monroe County back on September 20th, have been apprehended. According to Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia, 28-year-old Kayla Spivey, of Tennessee, and 29-year-old Edward Whitledge, of CA, were located and arrested on Friday, in Bakersfield, CA. According to Kentucky State Police, Cleary and Copas were both found dead of apparent gunshot wounds to the head inside a residence in the Fountain Run community of Monroe County. Kentucky State Police go on to say that Spivey and Whitledge will both be extradited back to Kentucky to face charges in connection with the double murder.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

City of Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at the Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, October 12th, at 5:00 p.m.


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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council meeting Monday, October 12th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m..


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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.

AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG ROSE, PASTOR OF MUNFORDVILLE AND MT BEULAH METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN:  ROAD, SHERIFF, COURTROOM MAINTENANCE, BUILDING & ELECTRICAL PLANNING AND ZONING, OCCUPATIONAL.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 160 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK OF JUST OVER $18,484.

OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED REJECTED BID ON 2007 CROWN VIC, APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER #6, BANK TRANSFER #3, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ORDINANCE #220.52 AMENDMENT # 3 (CARES ACT), SHERIFF 2020 3RD QTR. REPORT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN EXTENSION FOR HART COUNTY QUARRY ROAD WATER MAIN GRANT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF RURAL AND MUNICIPAL AID FOR BRIDGE PROJECTS, RESOLUTION FOR EXECUTION OF RURAL SECONDARY PROGRAM AGREEMENT, EASEMENT WITH ROBERT MULLET ON WALNUT LANE AND FLAT ROCK ROAD, APPLY FOR GRANT WITH CENTER FOR TECH & CIVIC LIFE GRANT (ELECTION EXPENSES), TRANSFER FRENCHMAN KNOB PROPERTY TO SOUTHEAST CAVE CONSERVANCY, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL 2020 REPORT, TRANSFER 1998 VAN FROM HART COUNTY LIBRARY TO HART COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT. AND HIRED JAMES GARY PUCKETT AS MAINTENANCE PERSON AT THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR $10.50 PER HOUR. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, IN THE COURTROOM.

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Gov gives update on COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on coronavirus reporting 884 new cases. The governor also reported 11 deaths including a 31-year-old man from Warren County. Beshear said the man was dealing with other health issues in addition to COVID-19. The additional deaths raised the death toll to 1,234.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,299 cases, of which 6,202 have recovered and there have been 139 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

E-town man arrested in strangulation case

An Elizabethtown man is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after he was arrested Thursday morning and charged with first-degree strangulation. 42-year-old David Corbit and a woman became involved in an argument about her whereabouts. She told him he needed to leave and when he refused, she attempted to leave and he began choking her. The woman managed to reach her purse and grabbed pepper spray and sprayed it on Corbit. Corbit fled after the woman called police. First-degree strangulation is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Corbit was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Accident claims Bowling Green man's life

Police worked a fatal collision on Nashville Road at the junction of I-165 Thursday afternoon. They say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Jacob Perry, of Bowling Green, was traveling north on Nashville Road. Just before getting to the I=165 ramp, a southbound pickup made a left turn, crossing into the path of the motorcycle. Perry was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and traffic was backed up for nearly two hours.

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election will begin Tuesday, October 13th, through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17th, 24th & 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  or you may wait til Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751 or you may go to govoteky.gov to request a mail in ballot.  Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave an update on cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, reporting 2,398 cases of the virus with 1,472 of those being previous backlogged cases from Fayette County. There were 926 new cases actually reported for Wednesday. Three hundred and fifty-eight of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 38 were children ages 5 and under. The Governor reported five deaths raising the death toll to 1,223. The deaths reported Wednesday include a 68-year-old man from Fayette County; an 80-year-old woman from Greenup County; a 65-year-old man from Harlan County; a 79-year-old man from Henderson County and a 75-year-old woman from Whitley County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,248 cases, of which 6,169 have recovered. There have been 132 deaths reported in the district due to COVID-19.

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Rineyville woman charged in stabbing

A 24-year-old Rineyville woman was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with assaulting her husband by throwing boiling water on him and stabbing him in the chest. Megan Wilson was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies around 2:26 a.m. According to the arrest citation, her husband said he awoke to a "burning sensation." He told police he saw his wife holding a pot and that he was covered in water. She was also holding a knife, according to the citation. As he attempted to get out of bed, she stabbed him in the middle of hte chest and fled to a neighbor's house. The neighbor called 911. Deputies located a 7" knife in water in the kitchen sink. The man was flown to UofL Hospital for the stab wound and third-degree burns "on a large portion of his body." There were two children under the age of 5 in the home when the reported assault occurred. Wilson is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. She was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8th, on the second floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approving Sheriff Department's 2020 3rd Qtr report, Judge/Executive to sign extension for Hart County Quarry Rd Water Main Grant and to sign agreement with Dept of Rural and Municipal Aid for Bridge Projects, approve to apply for Center for Tech & Civic Life Grant and approve to accept transfer of 1998 Chevy van from the Hart County Library to the Road Department.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election will begin Tuesday, October 13th, through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the 3rd Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or can wait til Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751. Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Gov. Beshear extends mask mandate

Gov. Andy Beshear says he has extended his mask mandate for another 30 days. And he's promising stricter enforcement as Kentucky struggles with surging numbers of coronavirus cases. Beshear said Tuesday that the state is on pace to set another record high for weekly COVID-19 cases. Beshear says the state will step up enforcement of the mask requirement and he called on local leaders to do their part. He says businesses should refuse to serve people who aren't wearing masks.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Missing teen sought by Bowling Green Police

Bowling Green Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. According to authorities, they first asked for help in the search on August 25th, but still need help finding 14-year-old Roman Jones. Officials say Roman was last seen on Barnwood Avenue in Bowling Green. He is described as a 5'7 male, weighing 132 lbs with two small cross tattoos on his left forearm.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jones, is asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

E-town man faces felony charges

A 24-year-old Elizabethtown man is facing two felony charges after reportedly filling a shopping cart at the Elizabethtown Walmart with more than $600 worth of items Monday afternoon and walking out of the store without paying. Travis Cobble was arrested by E-town police at 4:59 p.m. Monday after he passed all points of sale and left the store without paying for items valued at $649.01. When asked by police if he had anything on him, Cobble told the officer he had a "rig" in a pocket and the officer then found a needle. The report also said he gave consent to search a vehicle where police found a marijuana smoking pipe with residue, numerous needles in the glove box and two caps containing what appeared to be methamphetamine. Cobble is charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting more than $500 and less than $10,000 and second offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and a misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia. Cobble is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Two arrested for drugs and theft

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says two people have been charged with drug related crimes and receiving stolen property after an incident at the McDonalds in Smiths Grove. On Monday evening, Smiths Grove Police Chief received a complaint of suspicious vehicles at McDonalds. A motorcycle and pickup truck were both discovered to have been stolen. Deputies searched the vehicles and found suspected methamphetamine and a possibly stolen pistol. 30-year-old Ray Wolf, of Glasgow, and 34 year-old Rachel Graves, of Austin, were arrested and held at the Warren County Regional Jail. Wolf has been charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, trafficking in synthetic drugs - 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served an unrelated warrant from Barren County. Graves was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served on an unrelated warrant from Barren County and had been reported missing from Barren County. The investigation is ongoing.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

High school football action Friday night

This Friday night, Caverna Boys will take on Crittenden County at home at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Warren Central at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air with live coverage of the game at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 7,134 cases of COVID-19

Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,134 cases, of which 6,072 have recovered. The district has reported 130 deaths so far. Warren County has the most total cases with 4,534 of which 49 have died, Barren County has the second most cases of COVID-19 with 820 and there have been 13 deaths, while Hart County has 204 total cases so far and there has been 1 death.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Glasgow Fire Dept has two openings

The Glasgow Fire Department is looking to fill two vacancies in the department. Applications will be accepted through October 16th at 4:00 p.m. Applicants must be 18-years-old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a current driver's license. A written exam and physical ability course will be administered by the department. The written and physical exam will take place on Friday, October 23rd.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Halloween looking different in 2020

Officials released guidelines Thursday afternoon to help celebrate the holiday safely during COVID-19. Activities recommended to avoid were the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating be permitted in your community, that several safety measures are observed including placing individually wrapped candy outside on a porch, driveway or table for trick-or-treaters and only trick-or-treating in family groups.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, October 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include: discussing vacancy water and street dept, Halloween and Cemetery.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Munfordville man arrested in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on North Broadway Street Thursday that led to a drug arrest. The driver, 32 year-old Tyler Logsdon, of Munfordville, was found to be driving on a suspended license and during a search of his vehicle, the officer found Methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Logdson was arrested and charged with disregarding traffic control device- traffic light, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Logsdon was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Pursuit leads to arrest in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a reckless driver Friday on US Hwy 31W coming from Horse Cave. K9 Deputy Caleb Butler initiated emergency equipment once behind the vehicle, the suspect began to flee and a pursuit began. The vehicle pursuit continued through Main St, Munfordville, and ended on Old Main St. 34 year-old Marcus A. Thompson was eventually apprehended and charged with: fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seat belts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, and no registration/registration receipt. Thompson was also served an outstanding arrest warrant for unrelated offenses. Deputy Butler was assisted on scene by Chief Atwell with the Munfordville Police Department and two citizens that ran to the aid of law enforcement after the pursuit ended and as the suspect resisted. Thompson was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Hodgenville man charged with murder

More details have emerged from the Wednesday night fatal shooting of a Mount Sherman man. According to an arrest warrant, 22 year-old Timothy R. Hedges, of Hodgenville, is charged with fatally shooting 21-year-old Levi G. Sheroon as he sat in his girlfriend's vehicle. Police say Hedges drew a loaded pistol and held the barrel of the handgun on Sheroon's left shoulder at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday as he sat in the driver's seat of the vehicle in Hodgenville. Sheroon was transported to the Baptist Health Hardin Hospital in Elizabethtown where he died of his injuries. Hedges was found Thursday in the community of Custer in Breckinridge County and was arrested and charged with murder. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Larue District Court to face the charge. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Hodgenville Police Department at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance with a shooting investigation on Dana Drive in Hodgenville. The ongoing investigation is headed by state police Detective James Martin.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Fatal ATV collision in Edmonson County

KSP Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a call of an ATV fatal Collision Sunday, shortly after 5:30 a.m. The collision occurred at 5410 Nolin Dan Road at the Blue Hollar Off-Road Park located in Edmonson County. Police say the preliminary investigation indicated that 30-year-old Adam Jones, of Fairdale, was operating a 2020 Polaris RZR on an unlit trail in the Blue Hollar Off0ROad Park. Police say Jones lost control of his vehicle causing it to exit the trail and overturn several times. Police say Jones, along with a passenger4f, 22-year-old Lukas F. McCoy, of Fairdale, were ejected from the ATV. Police say Adam Jones was pronounced deceased on scene by the Edmonson County Coroner. Lukas F. McCoy was transported to the UofL Hospital where he is in stable condition. A third passenger in the vehicle, 22 year-old Megan Hayden, of Pleasureville, sustained no injuries. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Aaron Hampton. He was assisted on the scene by Lincoln Fire Department and the Edmonson County Coroner.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Friday night area high school football

It's Senior night for the Caverna Colonels. Caverna plays host to Webster County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. High School Principal Chris Crain says no tickets are necessary at the gate, but exact change is required. He also encourages fans to bring lawn chairs and utilize open areas around the track. 

Hart County Raiders will entertain Taylor County. Game time is 7:00 p.m.  Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101 sports.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Season over for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds are finished for 2020 after losing Thursday to the Braves in Atlanta. After finishing the season on high power offense boost, the Reds failed to score a single run over the 22 innings played between the two games in the N-L Wild Card Series.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

SCRTC Trustee election results are in

The Cooperative did not hold an annual meeting this year because of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings but the election was conducted as usual by mail as required within by-laws of the cooperative.

In District I (Munfordville & Bonnieville Exchanges) the Incumbent Director Ralph J. Thompson was unopposed. In District III (Hiseville & Cave City Exchanges) candidates were Incumbent Director Jerry W. Polson and Gregory M Davis with Polson receiving 321 votes and Davis receiving 184 votes. 

At the Board’s Annual Re-Organizational Meeting held October 1st, Zack Kender was elected President, Ronnie R. Tucker was elected Vice President, Ralph J. Thompson elected Secretary-Treasurer, and Billy Smith was elected Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

SCRTC has also announced $1.5 million in capital credits will be refunded to subscribers.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Thursday evening crash I-65South

Traffic is flowing normally on Southbound I-65 near Bonnieville following a Thursday evening crash.  Full details have not been released, but we are told one person was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville due to injuries suffered in the incident. The crash halted southbound traffic more than four hours, causing major traffic congestion from Upton to Munfordville along both I-65 and US 31W.  Adjacent routes also received an increase in traffic volume due to interstate overflow. The crash occurred near Mile Marker 71.  The roadway reopened around midnight.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Motorcycle rider dies after crash

The rider involved in a weekend motorcycle crash in Grayson County has died.  Kentucky State police say 38-year-old Matthew Wilson of Millwood was operating a dirt bike on Pleasant View Road and crossed into the path of a mini-van driven by 36-year-old Beth Meredith, also of Millwood. Wilson was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he died Tuesday.  No other serious physical injuries were reported related to the crash.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Green County man murdered in Larue County

A suspect is in custody after a Green County man was shot to death in LaRue County on Wednesday night. Hodgenville police were called just before midnight to a location on Dana Drive. They discovered 21-year-old Levi Sheroon with a single gunshot to the chest. He was transported to Baptist Health Hospital in Elizabethtown and later died. Just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday, a suspect identified as 22-year-old Timothy Hedges, was taken into custody in Breckinridge County. Hedges is now charged with murder. Police have not released any details of motive related to the case.  Hodgenville Police, the LaRue County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police are collaborating in the investigation.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Free Large Item Drop Off in Hart County

Free Large Item Drop Off for Hart County residents only will be held Saturday, October 3rd. Examples of large items include: couches, chairs, tables, beds, mattresses, tvs, entertainment centers, paint, furniture, etc. You must show your Hart County Drivers License or ID. The drop off will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at 300 Quality Street in Munfordville. Please remain in your vehicle with your license ready and an attendant will come to you. Also, if you have regular trash or non-large items, have your payment ready for the attendant. For more information, call 270-524-5178.

 

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Park City man faces charges

A Park City man now faces charges after a weekend incident in Brownsville. Officials with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office say they were alerted of suspicious activity when a vehicle left Brownsville Minit Mart Saturday night and stopped in multiple driveways with no illumination. Authorities responded and found 47-year-old Christopher Decker operating the suspicious vehicle. He could not provide an association to any of the residences where he stopped. A search of the vehicle revealed pills, suspected to be Oxycodone. Decker was arrested and is charged with possession of a controlled substance and not having a prescription controlled substance in its proper container. He was lodged at Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Metcalfe County High computer science classes

Metcalfe County High School has been selected to join the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive funding from Amazon to bring expanded computer science classes to students this school year. With the support of Amazon Future Engineer, Metcalfe County High School will offer introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses. All coursework can be done virtually. In addition, students are eligible for scholarships and paid internships.  

 

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Coronavirus tops 1,000 for second straight day

According to numbers released Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky’s daily reported count of new coronavirus cases topped 1,000 for a second straight day. Officials say 1,004 more cases were identified across the commonwealth, one day after a near-record 1,018 cases were reported on Tuesday. Four additional virus related deaths are included with Wednesday's report. Even though the raw number of reported cases has been higher over the past few days, the positivity rate is slightly lower. Wednesday's rate is reported at 4.07%, statewide.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Man arrested for robbery in E-town

A man is charged with robbery after leaving Academy Sports in Elizabethtown on Monday without paying for merchandise. Elizabethtown Police say 39-year-old Mitchell Ramsey, of Bardstown, is seen on store security video walking out wearing a pair of stolen Nike LeBron shoes. Ramsey put the shoes on in the store's shoe department and then walked toward the front door.  He was confronted by a store security employee. Ramsey pushed the employee into the glass door and exited the building. Ramsey left the parking lot in a 2009 Chevy car.  A matching vehicle was located a short time later and stopped by police. Upon searching the vehicle, a variety of tools were located which Ramsey admitted sealing earlier the same day from Home Depot in Elizabethtown. Ramsey was wearing Nike LeBron shoes when taken into custody.  He is charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison and receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.  He also faces charges of driving on a suspended or revoked license. Ramsey is lodged in Hardin County Detention Center under a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear October 9th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Ky Speedway loses spot on NASCAR's schedule

Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR’s schedule. The racetrack made the announcement Tuesday night ahead of NASCAR’s announcement of venues and dates for next year. Kentucky held its first Cup Series race in 2011 and has hosted a tripleheader in recent years with races in NASCAR’s Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series. Its last NASCAR race was this past July. The 1.5-mile track opened in 2000.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Spike in Kentucky's coronavirus cases

Now two weeks running, Kentucky’s spike in reported virus cases continues.  The number announced Tuesday afternoon is 1,018.  That's the state’s second-highest daily total since the pandemic began. Governor Andy Beshear addressed media, claiming the reported number should be a “wake-up call,” urging Kentuckians to follow prescribed health guidelines. The state is on pace to exceed last week’s total number of reported virus cases, which was a weekly record. Eight virus-related deaths for the state are included in the Tuesday report.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Production plant opening in Mount Vernon

On Kentucky's economic development front, a company which manufactures compressed air sprayers plans to open a production plant just a few counties over the way in Mount Vernon.  Chapin International is relocating a portion of existing operations to a 175,000 square feet facility in the Rockcastle County town. The move will initially create around 100 jobs. Company leaders say the move from New York and Ohio to Mount Vernon will help them better serve customers throughout North America.  Operation is expected to begin by end of this year.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Outdoor burning restrictions

This is the most threatening time of year when it comes to wildfires in Kentucky and officials have announced outdoor burning restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear said predictions are for a worse than average fire season in the commonwealth. Restrictions in effect each year from October 1st to December 15th and February 15th to April 30th prohibit burning between 6am and 6pm local time within 150 feet of any woodland, brush land or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. To date in 2020, 278 wild land fires have burned more than 3,700 acres in Kentucky.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Reds take on Braves in round one

The Cincinnati Reds are playing October Baseball. The Reds will play the Braves in Atlanta at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in round one of the National League Wild Card Series. Pregame coverage begins at 10:30 am. on Studio 101 Sports.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools Move to All “At Home” Instruction

Metcalfe County Schools will transition to ALL “At Home” learning for the week of September 28 – October 2.

A small group of staff members reported positive COVID-19 test results, so the district is taking this preventative measure out of an abundance of caution. Due to contact tracing, a number of elementary school administrators likely will be asked to quarantine. District leaders determined that without these staff members, it would be difficult for the elementary school to resume normal operations. Therefore, all three schools will move to “At Home” instruction for one week with plans to return to “In Person” classes after Fall Break on Oct. 12th. This includes the 21st Century after-school program, which will also move to virtual instruction.

While district leaders believe this will affect a small number of people, administrators will contact, by phone, any student, staff, or community member who may be impacted.  Buildings will be open on Monday, Sept. 28th. If parents need to pick up a Chromebook or other materials for their children, they are asked to stop by between 8am and 3pm.

In addition, Metcalfe County Schools is expanding its At Home Meal Service Program. All children under the age of 18 are eligible for food pickup. To serve more families, the district will offer two pick up times on Monday, Sept. 28th: 9am-11am and 3pm-6pm. There will be a tent set up in front of the Metcalfe County Board of Education office at 709 West Stockton Street.

Because the decision to move to “At Home” learning affects the elementary school primarily, at this point, all middle school and high school athletic activities will continue as scheduled. Coaches will be in contact with their teams with any further instructions. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or the Metcalfe County Board of Education.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Former principal accepts plea deal

A former high school principal already serving a federal sentence for pornography related charges is accepting a plea deal on state charges related to the case. 40-Year-Old Kyle Goodlett, of Elizabethtown, who was in his fourth year as principal at LaRue County High School when he was arrested October 13th, 2016, will serve a seven-year state sentence on 63 felony counts. Formal sentencing is scheduled for October 20th in front of Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. The plea deal is expected to receive approval from the judge. Goodlett is currently lodged at Ashland Federal Correctional Institute in Eastern Kentucky and scheduled for federal release in April, 2025. The state sentence will run concurrent. He may become eligible for state parole after serving twenty percent of his time. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

E-town woman arrested after altercation

A Elizabethtown woman is in custody following an altercation early Sunday.  Elizabethtown Police say 27-year-old Tiersa Revels faces multiple felony charges after stabbing one person and holding her boyfriend against his will. The incident occurred at a residence on Douglas Alley. After being called following the stabbing, officers arrived to find Revels barricaded inside the residence. The stabbed individual received minor injuries. Revels and her boyfriend were uninjured. Revels is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center with arraignment scheduled for today.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow Police Department deputy stopped a vehicle traveling on South Lewis Street Thursday. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Cody Wooten, gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle. The deputy said Wooten failed a sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possessionof drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense. Wooten was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway May Become Interstate

Signs have been up for years along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway labeling the roadway a future interstate corridor, but it has been a long time since any movement has taken place on the issue. On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Brett Guthrie, along with Congressman Hal Rogers and Congressman James Comer introduced legislation restart the process of designating the route as a federal spur of Interstate 65. The designation is designed to help qualify the Cumberland Parkway for federal funding and assistance in the future, to further attract new businesses as an industrial destination and opportunities for workers and families to the region. The Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway runs East/West from Interstate 65 just north of Smith's Grove to Somerset.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Two Wanted In Monroe County Double Homicide

Authorities are looking for two people they believe are responsible for a double homicide in Monroe County.  Kentucky State Police says 29-year-old Edward Whitledge, of Bakersfield, California, is wanted on two counts of murder and 28-year-old Kayla Spivey, of Hiham, Tennessee, is wanted on two counts of complicity to commit murder.  The pair was last seen in a black 2009 Nissan Altima with a Tennessee license plate.  Whitledge and Spivey are considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Ky reports 796 new cases of COVID-19

Governor Beshear reported 796 new cases of the virus Wednesday. Beshear reported five deaths raising the death toll to 1,124.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 6,637 cases, of which 5,436 have recovered. The district has seen 128 deaths from COVID-19. Hart County has had a total of 184 cases, of which 158 have recovered and there has been one death reported.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Edmonson County man arrested on drug charges

An Edmonson County man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to flee from police. According to the report, an Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy was walking back towards his patrol vehicle on Grassland Road when he observed a white pick-up truck drive by, heading towards Morgantown Road. According to the deputy, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy followed the truck and said he saw it cross the white fog line several times and initiated a traffic stop as they neared the Bank of Edmonson County. According to the report, the truck accelerated and did not stop after blue lights and the deputy's siren were activated. The driver of the white pick-up accelerated over the 25 mile per hour school zone speed limit and the deputy observed the vehicle pass another vehicle by driving on the right shoulder of the roadway. ECSO said the truck continued through Brownsville, turned onto Mohawk Street and eventually came to a stop in the oncoming lane of traffic. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 21-year-olod Caleb G. Vincent, of Park City (Edmonson County). The report said a search of the truck produced numerous forms of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and Vincent showed evidence of having consumed marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (motor vehicle), speeding 25 mph over limit (school zone), tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), wanton endangerment, 1st degree. Vincent was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Illinois man arrested in Columbia for murder

An Illinois man is arrested in Columbia for a murder out of Kentucky. 31 year-old Christopher Howard, of Cairo, Illinois, was taken into custody on Tuesday at a home in the El Chaparral subdivision in eastern Columbia. He's being held in the Boone County Jail on a $1-million bond. He's charged with murder, assault and illegal possession of a firearm. When officers arrived at the home, Howard initially refused to exit, but eventually surrendered. The shooting occurred August 8th in Paducah during a large public gathering. One person was killed and four others were wounded. One additional man has been charged for his part in the shooting.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Two escape Hardin County Detention Center

Kentucky State Police and the Hardin County Detention Center is requesting the public's assistance in locating two escaped inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center substance abuse program annex. Kentucky State Police was notified around 11:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, that two inmates, Carl Steven Brooks and John Thomas Tinsley, Jr., were missing from the HCDC annex. Brooks, 33, is descri9bed as a white male, 5'10" tall and weighs 182 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Thomas, 25, is a white male, 5'9" tall and weighs 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Both Brooks and Thomas were being held on probation violations. Brooks' last listed address was in the Brandenburg area of Meade County. Tinsley's last listed address was in the Radcliff area. The public is asked not to approach Brooks or Thomas if located. Anyone with information about Brooks or Thomas is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078 or b dialing 911.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Area high school football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Webster County at 7:30 p.m. while Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on Adair County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage beginning with the pregame show 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Hart County Schools to return in-person

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings. The following is a list of what days your child will attend according to alphabetical order: Monday's and Thursday's Letters A-L, Tuesday's and Friday's M-Z. Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken before boarding the bus and entering the school building. The Caverna School system currently is scheduled to resume classes October 12th.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Barren County Schools announce quarantine

Barren County Schools announced the 14-day quarantine of a class Monday afternoon due to COVID-19. The school system said they had five active cases for their in-person settings, with one requiring a whole class to quarantine. "In these cases, the school will work to ensure that students are able to continue with their learning from home and the staff are working with the health department to follow all safety, contact-tracing and quarantine protocols."

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Barren, Warren in "red zone" in virus cases

Governor Andy Beshear talked Tuesday about counties in the "red zone" with the spread of the virus. The counties in the report Tuesday included Warren, Barren, Allen, Logan and Monroe. The Governor reported 824 new positive cases of the virus Tuesday. Beshear reported seven deaths raising the death toll to 1,119.

 

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Wedmesday, September 23rd, 2020

Buffalo man faces charges after motorcycle crash

One of the two passengers injured in a Sunday night single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Elizabethtown suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed, according to Elizabethtown Police. 45 year-old Tracey Keith Miles, of Buffalo, had a blood-alcohol level of .164 according to a preliminary breath test - more than twice the legal limit.  His son, 12, suffered serious head injuries and according to the Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, "he has a long road ahead of him".  The child was airlifted Sunday night to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. The adult female passenger also was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where she has "significant" injuries from  the accident that occurred at 6:06 p.m. Denham said both are in critical but stable condition. Miles, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, is facing several charges including: first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-offense driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was also cited for not having insurance and failure to have registration plates. Miles had an active warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation case. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He will appear October 2nd in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Sweeden man arrested on drug charges

A Sweeden man has been arrested after authorities said they found drug paraphernalia and meth in his car. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy saw a Ford Focus turn left onto Vincent Streetwithout using a turn signal. The deputy stopped the car in the parking lot of the 5/6 Center, where the deputy made contact with the driver, 37 year-old Kenton Webb. ECSO said a consented search of the vehicle was performed and the deputy found several forms of drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Webb was arrested on scene and charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess and failure to or Improper Signal. Webb was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Cecilia man arrested on drug charges

A Cecilia man was arrested Sunday morning after a 14-year-old girl passed out from smoking marijuana with him. 42-year-old Daniel Donhoff was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies after they responded to a Shipley Road residence in Cecilia on a possible overdose involving a teenager. According to an arrest citation, deputies found the girl "under the influence of an intoxicant." The girl said she had smoked marijuana prior to passing out and told police she had been buying marijuana for the last seven months from Donhoff who lives nearby in a camper. Donhoff has been charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces - gun enhanced and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for sexual abuse

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy last weekend was notified by a family that an obscene video had been sent to their 15-year-old via Snapchat. According to ECSD, 51-year-old Tracy Scott Jaggers, of Ellis Cole Road, had sent an obscene video of himself to the minor using the popular app. Authorities said Jaggers made an obscene request during the Snapchat conversation towards the 15-year-old juvenile's friend, also a minor of the same age. Once contact was made with Jaggers, he was charged and arrested for: Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, Prohibiting use of Electronic Communications to Procure Minor/Peace Officer: Sexual Offense. Jaggers was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail and released the following morning after ten percent of his $5,000 bond was paid.

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Glasgow drug and shoplifting arrest

On Saturday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Wal-mart on a shoplifting complaint. Once police attempted to make contact with the accused, they took off running through the parking lot. One of the officers was able to detain one subject and the other , Donald Harrison, was able to get inside a vehicle and leave at a high rate of speed. Harrison's vehicle stopped a short distance later. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a syringe, digital scales and Methamphetamine. Harrison, 40 of Scottsville Ky was arrested and charged with TBUT or Disp shoplifting U/$500, fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine), possession drug paraphernalia. Harrison was taken to the Barren Co. Jail.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

The Metcalfe County Schools has been awarded federal grant

The Metcalfe County Schools has been awarded a $461,505 federal grant from the U.S. Dept of Justice of Community Oriented Policing services . The school safety grant will expand the districts partnership with the Edmonton Police Dept and Metcalfe County Sheriffs office in a comprehensive school violence prevention program.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Buffalo Ky man charged after Motorcycle wreck

A Buffalo man is facing numerous charges after a motorcycle he was operating Sunday night, wrecked on the 31-W Bypass, seriously injuring his wife and son who were passengers. Tracy Miles, 45, suffered minor injuries. His wife and son age 12 were airlifted from the crash scene to Louisville area hospital with "critical to life threatening injuries." Police say Miles was under the influence of intoxicants when the crash happened. The crash occurred just after 6 pm near the entrance to the Western Kentucky Pkwy off the Bypass. Miles is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, felony assault and wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Hardin Co detention center.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

KSP investigates double murder in Monroe County

Kentucky State Police is investigating after two people were found dead in Monroe County on Sunday. Post 15 responded to White Oak Ridge in Fountain Run regarding two dead makes inside a home with gunshot wounds to the head. Those men were identified as Trevor Cleary, 20, and Austin Copas, 19, of Fountain Run. Autopsies are scheduled and the double murder is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact KSP Post 15 at 800-222-5555

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Glasgow man indicted by a grand jury

A Glasgow man charged in July with nearly hitting a woman with his car on an Elizabethtown street, and then pushing a Hardin County Sheriffs deputy, has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a Hardin County grand jury. Andrew Blythe, 36 was arrested July 7th after reportedly driving at a high rate of speed on Alexander Dr, when a young woman had to jump off the road to avoid being struck. The woman estimated Blythe was driving about 90 mph on a residential street, according to the arrest citation. When Blythe was found by the authorities, he allegedly pushed a deputy to the ground while he was being placed in the back of the sheriffs vehicle. Blythe has been charged with first degree wanton endangerment, third degree assault, second offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and second degree criminal mischief. Blythe is being lodged in the Hardin County detention center on a $5000 cash bond.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Covid-19 at Barren County Detention Center update

Barren County detention center , reports 73 cases of Covid-19 from inmates and staff. Barren County detention center reports that on Friday, residents and staff were tested for Covid-19, after two contract workers and one deputy jailer tested positive for Covid-19 on Sept 15th. The testing results were 63 residents out of 216 tested positive , 6 employees out of 40 tested positive, and 4 contract workers out of 7, tested positive. 

The Barren County Health Dept is working with the local Health Dept., Dept.of Public Health, Department of Corrections, Judge Executive, and Barren County Emergency Management to take the highest precautions", to address this issue.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Hart County Schools update on in person classes

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings. The following is a list of what days your child will attend according to alphabetical order: Monday's and Thursday's Letters A-L, Tuesday's and Friday's M-Z. Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken before boarding the bus and entering the school building. The Caverna School system currently is scheduled to resume classes October 12th.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank changes

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify , Fri Sept 18th from 10:30 until food is gone or 3pm.To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. We will have a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9AM.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal court have meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday in the courtroom. Judge Executive Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro Mark Wade , pastor of Ladies Chapel and Hardyville Methodist church, opened up the meeting with prayer. Committee reports were given by Maintenance and  Road Dept. . Sheriff Jeff Wilson sugessted to sell a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, that was no longer usable, Jailer Israel Bergerson stated there was a total of 160 inmated in the county jail, Lisa Sanders gave an updating on the voting process for November. Starting Mon Oct 12th through Mon Nov 2cd, citizens can come to the clerks office to vote.  Hours will be Mon-Fri 8am -4 pm and on Sat 9-1. If you wish you may wait till election day Nov 3rd to vote either at the Horse cave Fire Dept, Fairgrounds at Rowletts, or the Bonnieville Fire House. For info on absent mail in voting call the clerks office at 270-524-2751. The courst then approved 2nd reading of 20-21 budget amendment, budget transfer, and approved a contract with Kimbles Foods with the Hart Co Jail. The next meeting will be on Oct 8th at 9 am in the courtroom.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hart County Schools to resume in person classes

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Elizabethtown man back in custody on sexual abuse charges

A 38 year old Elizabethtown man, who previously admitted to sexual abuse of a child, is back in the Hardin County Justice center on arrest warrants issued Wednesday, which charge him with two counts of first degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. The charges are class C felonies punishable by 5-10 years in prison, if convicted. Sweat, 38, was placed on two years probation , ordered to register as a 20 year sex offender and undergo sex offender treatment. The state registry maintained by KSP identifies Sweat, including his photograph, lists his home address on Shepherdsville Rd and the charge he admitted to in the 2018 plea agreement. Sweat is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

 

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Fatal Crash on I-65 North Of Smiths Grove

Kentucky State Police responded to a single -vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon. The collision occurred around 1:45 pm , northbound on I-65near the 40 mile marker in Warren Co. According to KSP Jeffrey Midlar, was driving a 2001 Ford pick-up in the northbound lanes of I-65, when Midlar lost control of his vehicle, and was ejected after striking the concrete wall dividing north and southbound lanes. Midlar was pronounced deceased at the scene by Warren County Coroners office. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Governor appoints new Larue Judge executive

Blake Durrett will be the next judge executive of Larue County. Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday naming Durrett to fill the vacancy created Aug 31, by the retirement of Tommy Turner, who had served in the office since 1985. Durrett , who will celebrate his 35th birthday next Wednesday, received official notification of his appointment from Turner, who once was the states youngest judge executive. A Baptist minister and engineer , Durrett and his wife, the former Whitney Pickerell, have been married 12 years and have two children, the family lives near Hodgenville on Tonieville Rd. A Democrat, Durrett plans to seek the office when it appears again in 2022. A 2003 Graduate of Green County High School, Durrett studied two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical college, and completed his bachelors degree in civil engineering at the University Of Kentucky

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Covid-19 at Barren County Detention Center

According to officials in Barren County, two contract employees and one deputy jailer at the detention center have recently tested positive for Covid-19. Jailer Aaron Bennett "The Barren County Health Dept is working with the local Health Dept., Dept.of Public Health, Department of Corrections, Judge Executive, and Barren County Emergency Management to take the highest precautions". With 40 staff members, Bennett confirms that there are a total of nine active cases in the jail among contractors and deputy jailers. There are currently 229 inmates lodged in the detention center.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Hart County Christmas Angel Program

Applications for the Hart County Christmas Angel Program will be taken beginning Monday, September 21st. Please call your FRYSC for Cub Run and Bonnieville - 270-524-0592, for HCHS and Munfordville, call 270-524-4673, for Memorial and Legrande - 270-528-7211 and for Legrande only - 270-786-3068. The last day to call is October 2nd and no late calls will be accepted. If your child has plenty of clothing and only needs toys, please let the staff know.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 17th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: acknowledge Hart County High School's 2020 tax rates and acknowledge Caverna Independent School's 2020 tax rate.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday on Kentucky's fight against COVID-19. The Governor said, "I will start by telling you one of the most exciting things about our COVID report is that today we are now under a 4% positivity rating. Gov. Beshear reported 745 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. Ninety-five of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 27 days old. The Governor reported nine deaths including an 88-year-old man and an 84-year-old man from Warren County. The new deaths raised the death toll to 1,074.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear reported 342 new cases of the virus Monday bringing the total infected since the outbreak began to 57,282. Fifty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 12 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Russell County. Beshear said there had been more than 1 million tests performed in Kentucky to date. The Governor announced there were 5 deaths raising the death toll to 1,065. The deaths reported Monday include a 71-year-old woman from Christian County; two men, ages 77 and 80, from Fayette County; an 82-year-old woman from Pulaski County; and a 49-year-old man from Shelby County.

Dr. Stack, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, and several education officials on Monday offered a number of updates on the state of education in the commonwealth amid the global pandemic.

“This afternoon, we filed an emergency regulation addressing K-12 COVID-19 reporting requirements pursuant to existing statutes,” Dr. Stack said. Under the new regulation, no later than Monday, Sept. 28th, all parents and guardians are required to report to the child’s school within 24 hours if their child tests positive for COVID-19, and all schools must report via a secure website, Monday through Friday, every day school is in session, data related to the coronavirus. He said the Kentucky Department of Education is sending instructions to schools on how to register with the online portal and report this data.

“Publicly reporting this data is a necessary tool to enable students, parents, and communities to make informed decisions COVID-19 risk in collaboration with the education and public health communities,” Dr. Stack said.In addition to reporting protocols, Dr. Stack provided updated guidance for schools on a variety of instructional modes. “Superintendents have requested local control. They have asked us to give them a metric to decide,” Dr. Stack said. “This tool provides the metric and public health guidance attached to it.” He said the guidance is in effect as long as the state’s positivity rate is less than 6% and the health care system has enough resources. A color-coded map showing incidence rates will provide districts with corresponding guidance. It will be updated every Thursday evening to guide schools for the following week. Schools in green and yellow areas essentially follow KDE Healthy at Schools guidance. Schools in an orange zone should take enhanced measures, including more aggressive crowd limits, and should consider a variety of factors to determine what mode of instruction they should use. If a county reaches red, then both in-person instruction should be suspended the following week and only remote learning should occur; schools may still use small groups per KDE guidance for special circumstances.

“Let me be clear, that there is not going to be an overall recommendation coming from me or my office post-Sept. 28,” Gov. Beshear said. “What’s going to be provided is the information to make a week-by-week decision in our various school districts and counties based on prevalence and what public health experts believe is the right course based on that prevalence.”

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on Britthaven Drive.  An officer made contact with the driver identified as Holley Short and confirmed that the registration plate had been cancelled and the registration decal had been tampered with and was not valid for that vehicle. Officers performed a search of the vehicle and located Methamphetamine and after conducting field sobriety tests, determined that Short was driving while impaired.  Holley H. Short, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Theft Of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate, Failure To Register Transfer Of Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Operating Motor Vehicle U/Influence Control Substance 1st Offense, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). Short was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Allen County fatal crash

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 231) and Halfway Halifax Road (KY 1332) in Allen County. The preliminary investigation indicated 77 year-old Charles Wagoner, of Scottsville, was driving a pickup hauling a pontoon boat on Halfway Halifax Road, near the intersection of U.S. 231, when he attempted to merge onto the southbound lane of U.S. 231 and entered into the path of 25-year-old Brandon Harrison, who was driving a motorcycle northbound. Harrison's vehicle struck the driver's side of the pontoon boat in tow. Brandon Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies in collision

Officials responded to a head-on collision in the 5000 block of Nashville Road between Elrod Road and Old Nashville Road Loop just after 5:00 a.m. Monday. When police arrived, they say Nicholas Coon was unresponsive and not breathing. Fire and EMS tried to revive Coon, but they were unsuccessful. He was later transported. Robert Crawford says he was driving north on Nashville Road, and as soon as he came to the pinnacle of the bridge, he says Coon drove into his lane and hit his car head-on. Police say Crawford told them he tried to avoid hitting Coon by driving into the right shoulder of the road, but Coon did not slow down and Crawford could not avoid the collision. According to authorities on the scene, Coon was not wearing a seat belt during the accident.Police say Crawford agreed to do a blood draw voluntarily, which was sent to the KSP Laboratory for testing. Coon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Highschool football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Todd County Central at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County will entertain Glasgow at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the pre-game show of the Raiders at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Brownsville man wins St. Jude Dream Home

Ray Page from Brownsville is the winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home.  In June, 6,500 tickets sold out for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. It is the fastest sellout in Bowling Green’s history. Every ticket helps St. Jude kids and their mission: finding cures and saving children.  Winner Ray Page says he always buys a ticket just for the good cause.  The funds will make sure the families never receive a bill at St. Jude. The full list of winners is:

Bailey Hunt, of Morgantown, won a 2020 Spartan commercial grade zero turn lawn mower courtesy of Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment.

Sherria Ponder, of Bowling Green, won a year of gas and groceries, valued at $4,800 courtesy of Houchens Industries.

Joseph Wyatt, of Glasgow, won a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost courtesy of Hunt Ford in Franklin.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

KSP investigates death of Hart County man

KSP Post 3 responded Friday shortly after 6:00 p.m., to a man lying in front of a home on Pine Ridge Road in Hart County. KSP Troopers found 59-year-old John Wallace, of Bonnieville, who was dead. The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy was scheduled at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on COVID-19. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear reported there were 536 newly reported cases. Eighty-seven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a one-month-old from Barren County. The governor reported three new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 1,060 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include a 96-year-old man from Fayette County; a 76-year-old woman from Taylor County; and a 58-year-old man from Warren County.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Metcalfe County Board of Ed meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, September 10th.

On the agenda, board members approved the 2020-21 property and motor vehicle tax rates. The property tax rate was set at the compensating rate of 53.0 with .2 for exonerations, which brings the rate to 53.2 and actually lowers it one point from the previous year. The motor vehicle tax will remain the same for the fifth consecutive year at 56.6. Also on the agenda, board members approved a contract to provide a hearing impairment specialist to Glasgow Independent Schools as needed during the 2020-21 school year.  Grant writer Torrie Osbon announced during the board meeting the district was awarded a $461,505 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The school safety grant will allow the district to partner with the Edmonton Police Department and Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office in a school violence prevention program. Metcalfe County was one of ten school districts in Kentucky and 160 across the country to be awarded the grant.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Former Judge-Executive dies in crash

A former Monroe County Judge Executive died in a crash on Tuesday following days of chest pain. Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle collision along Kentucky 1049. Police determined that 66 year-old Tom Willett was driving a 2011 Nissan pickup truck when his vehicle left the roadway, drove through a fence and entered a cornfield. Willett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner's Office. State police said further investigation revealed Willett had chest pain for about three days prior to his death.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Two arrested after home invasion

Two people are behind bars after police responded to a Bowling Green home invasion robbery Thursday morning. Bowling Green Police received a call around 1:40 a.m. of a robbery on Harlow Way. According to police, residents said multiple males wearing masks broke into their home and restrained everyone. The suspects had knives and stole money from the residents. Through information gathered from the residents, police were able to identify two of the suspects. 21 year-old Blake A. Cabral, of Bowling Green, and 28 year-old Dara M. Chin, of Bowling Green, were both arrested. Cabral is charged with burglary, 1st degree, robbery, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Chin is charged with burglary, 1st degree, robbery 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, and assault, 4th degree. Both were taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Thursday afternoon on the state's continuing efforts to fight COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported 805 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths Thursday, raising the death total to 1,035. One-hundred twenty-two of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 19 were children age3s 5 and under. The deaths reported Thursday include: an 84-year-old man from Barren County; a 78-year-old woman from Grayson County; a 101-year-old woman from Green County; a 100-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man from Marion County; a 60-year-old man from Monroe County; a 77-year-old man from Nelson County; and two women, ages 83 and 90, and two men, ages 82 and 84 from Warren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 5,834 cases of which 4,148 have recovered. There have been 108 deaths reported from COVID-19.

Hart County has 172 cases, of which 120 have recovered and there has been one death.

 

Hardin County added 24 positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county total to 1,023. The4re have been nine county deaths due to the virus.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Caverna road block

The Kiwanis Club of Caverna will have a road block set up on Saturday in Horse Cave and Cave City. They will be collecting money to provide service projects for kids in the local area. So if your are in the area Saturday drop some change in their buckets. Every penny you donate will be used to help our kids.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies from gunshot

One man is behind bars after police say a shooting happened around midnight Tuesday at the Campus Pointe Apartments on Fields Drive in Bowling Green. Officers found 20-year-old Kevin Morris, of Bowling Green, in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses were able to give a description of the shooter's vehicle and officers found the vehicle in the 2100 block of Nashville Road and conducted a traffic stop. The car was driven by 25-year-old Pedro Alfaro, of Bowling Green, and he was the only person in the car. Police say he told them he acted in self-defense after an altercation with Morris. Police say they reached Alfaro's vehicle and found two handguns. According to officials, Morris was shot at close range and struck in the torso and the chest. Morris was taken to the hospital and flown to a trauma center where he died. Alfaro was arrested and charged with Assault, 1st degree. With the death of Morris, the charges will be upgraded to murder. Alfaro is in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Two arrested after restaurant altercation

Two people have been arrested after an altercation at a Glasgow restaurant. The Glasgow Police Department arrested 21 year-old Haven Wilburn, of Glasgow, and 19 year-old Preston D. Pruett, of Eads, TN, Tuesday following a report of a verbal altercation inside a car at Wendy's. The two confirmed to police that they were involved in an altercation. At the time of contact, officers discovered methamphetamine and marijuana with a glass pipe inside the car. Both face charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Governor gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Wednesday afternoon. As Kentucky surpasses 1,000 deaths related to COVID-19, he ordered all Commonwealth buildings fly their flags half mast. Gov. Beshear reports 667 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 new deaths. The positivity rate is at 3.84%.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 5,613 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. There have been 103 deaths reported in the eight-county district. Warren County has the most cases in the district with 3650 cases and 29 deaths, Barren County has 530 cases with 10 deaths and Hart County has 166 cases with 1 death.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Census deadline is approaching

September 30th is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Hart County currently has a response rate of only 61.1%.  Census takers are now visiting households that haven’t responded yet. They are also wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines. Census takers are also calling some households to help them respond to the census. Results from the 2020 Census will shape how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities for critical public services such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety.

 

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 Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

E-town shooting leaves one dead

A 23-year-old Danville man was found shot to death Sunday morning, and an adult woman was injured in a shooting inside a residence in the 600 block of Westport Rd in Elizabethtown.  Elizabethtown police Dept spokesman, Chris Denham called the incident a targeted shooting of the pair. Denham said " The two people shot was a targeted crime." I was not a random shooting, it was intended specifically for the two people of the residence." Elizabethtown police say Juwone Doleman, 23, of Danville was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroners Office. The woman who is from Hardin County, was taken to a medical facility in critical condition. Denham said she had improved to stable condition later Sunday. Denham said he was unsure if the woman lived at the residence. EPD  received a 911 call around 8:30 Am Sunday, and responded to the scene. Anyone with Information on Sunday's shooting is encouraged to call EPD at 270-765-4125.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Elizabethtown Man Indicted for Insurance Fraud.

A 61 year old Elizabethtown man was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury last week for committing Unemployment Insurance Fraud over a 9 month period about 6 years ago. William Williams was indicted on one charge of making false statements to obtain an increase of a benefit of more than $100 -A class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, in convicted . According to indictment, between Sept. 28, 2013, and June 14, 2014, Williams received $6,506 in unemployment benefits he was not entitled to receive.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention All Members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative; Ballots will be mailed for the trustee election In district 3 ( Cave City and Hiseville exchanges), On Wed Sept 9 2020. All Ballots must be signed by member and dated. All Ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than Sept 19. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, Please Call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Kickoff of the High school Football season

This Friday Night kicks of the High School Football season . Caverna will be on the road at Breckinridge Co for a 7pm kick-off. Butler Co will be at Hart Co for a 7pm kick-off. Studio 101 will have the Hart Co Best beginning at 6:45 pm with the pre-game show

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

City of Cave City special called meeting

Special called meeting will be held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, on Tuesday Sept 8  at 5:00 pm.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council meeting will be held at Munfordville City Hall on Sept 8 at 6:00 pm. New business matter to be addressed are as follows; 2021 Motor vehicle & Watercraft property tax certification, 1st reading 2020 property taxes. Ratify Resolution #03-2020 Corona virus relief fund , and resolution 04-2020Firehouse subs public safety foundation grant.

 

 

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Louisville man arrested; sheriff's deputy injured

A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday morning after an alleged incident involving a Hardin County sheriff’s deputy in Glendale.  Abdullah Sami, 19, is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault and first-degree fleeing or evading police. According to a citation, the incident began when the sheriff’s office responded to a complaint of loud music being played from a car parked on Gilead Church Road. When the deputy on the scene approached the vehicle, Sami reportedly put the vehicle in reverse and ignored commands to stop.  Sami then allegedly drove toward the deputy, prompting him to fire a shot into the windshield of the vehicle. While fleeing the scene, Sami struck the deputy’s leg with his vehicle. The deputy then pursued Sami with his emergency lights and siren on for approximately two miles before Sami came to a stop. Sami and two juveniles in the vehicle were then detained. Sami is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear today in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Rineyville woman faces felony charges

A Rineyville woman is facing multiple felony charges for reportedly tossing a pan full of boiling water that injured three people. Trina E. Alston, 46, reportedly fought with officers who took her into custody. Her husband and two Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from injuries following the incident early Thursday morning. According to an arrest citation, her husband received second-degree burns to his right arm and abdomen and the deputies received burn injuries to the head and legs. Deputies were called to a residence in Rineyville at 2:25 a.m. Thursday regarding a verbal argument. Once deputies arrived, they said Alston locked a door. When her husband said he would get a few things and leave, according to the citation, he opened the door and when he did, he was struck by boiling water.  Alston, who is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center, is charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence; two counts of third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct. She is scheduled to appear September 11th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Fatal crash on Cumberland Parkway

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Cumberland Parkway Thursday morning. According to Kentucky State Police, they responded to a crash involving a semi and a passenger car before 7:00 a.m. on the Cumberland Parkway around the 14-mile marker in Barren County. According to KSP, 24-year-old Cassie Horton, of Glasgow, was driving a 2017 Ford Fiesta eastbound on the Cumberland Parkway when her vehicle crossed the median and entered into westbound lanes. The vehicle struck a 2015 Volvo semi truck being operated by 60-year-old Stevie Surgener, of Eubank, Ky, that was traveling west. KSP said Cassie Horton was fatally injured in the collision and pronounced deceased on the scene by the Barren County Coroner. An 8 month-old passenger in Horton’s vehicle was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital and later flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital. The juvenile is listed in stable condition at this time. Surgener was uninjured in the collision.

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Thursday afternoon. Beshear reported 906 new COVID-19 cases Thursday bringing the total Kentuckians infected since the outbreak began to 50,885. One hundred twenty-four of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 17 were children ages 5 and under. The Governor said Warren County had 89 cases and Barren County had 10. Beshear said there were 10 deaths raising the death toll to 976. The deaths reported Thursday include a 52-year-old man from Barren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,389 cases, of which 4,134 have recovered. There have been 103 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

KSP ticketing aggressive drivers

Ky State Police are looking for aggressive drivers in Kentucky over the next three weeks. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has announced  the launch of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign. The agency says officers will target drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles who exhibit dangerous behaviors such as improper lanes changes, following too closely and speeding. Police will also be out in full force this Labor Day Weekend.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. ROBBY WARD, PASTOR OF PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL 155 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $22,300.

THE FOLLOWING ACTION WAS APPROVED BY THE COURT; TREASURER'S REPORT, 2ND READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, BUDGET TRANSFER #4, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY AMBULANCE TAX RATE WHICH IS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR (REAL 7.5, PERSONAL 9.0, AND MOTOR VEHICLE 10.0), AND APPROVED TO APPOINT ADAM ESTES TO HART COUNTY EXTENSION BOARD TERM ENDING DECEMBER 21st. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, AT 9 AM.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Labor Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday, September 7th, for Labor Day. Monday's garbage pickup will be Tuesday and Tuesday's pickup will be Wednesday.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Latest update on COVID-19 in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. Beshear reported 816 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with 116 of the cases being in people age 18 and under. The Governor said 12 of those were from Warren County. The new numbers raised the total infections since the outbreak began to 49,991. Gov. Beshear reported 18 new deaths due to the virus bringing the death toll to 966.

The deaths reported Wednesday include: two women, ages 96 and 99, from Warren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,321 cases, of which 4,133 people have recovered. The district has 102 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County has 3427 cases followed by Barren County with 514 total cases. Hart County has 151 cases, Edmonson County has 133 total cases, and Metcalfe County has 87 total cases.

 

Hardin County recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday's daily update by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The six-county district had only 23 new cases Wednesday. There was one new case in Larue County.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

One dead, child transported after crash

One person is dead and a child transported to the hospital after a crash involving a semi Thursday morning.  Kentucky State Police responded to the fatal crash on the Cumberland Parkway around 7:00 a.m.  The crash involved a semi and a passenger car near the 14 mm in Barren County. Both lanes were closed for a time.  An investigation is underway into the crash.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 3rd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: acknowledge 2020 Hart County Ambulance Tax Rates, approve easement on Gonterman Road with Lester Detweiler and approve to appoint Adam Estes on the Hart County Extension Board Committee.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Search for Hardin County High student continues

The search for a North Hardin High School sophomore continues. It’s been nine days since 15 year-old Rosalyn Velazquez has been seen or heard from. Searches have been conducted around the high school, Radliff and beyond. The teen left home in the middle of the night August 24th. Valezuez mother says she believes her daughter left their Azalea Park apartment around 2:00 a.m. According to the teen's mother, the daughter's cellphone

location on August 25th was in Buffalo in Larue County. Velazquez last was seen wearing a blue jacket with a crest on the right front of it. There’s also a Facebook page called Bring Rosalyn Home that provides additional information. Anyone with any information on her disappearance or if anyone has seen her, call 270-351-4470.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Latest update on COVID-19

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reported 807 cases of the coronavirus and 15 new deaths Tuesday. Kentucky has now seen 49,185 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 948 deaths. The state's seven-day positivity rate is at 4.4%.  According to Beshear, the positivity rate below 5% “is a good thing, we want to get it much lower.” The new deaths include: A 55-year-old woman from Grayson and a 79-year-old woman from Monroe County. Of the new cases Tuesday, 150 were in kids age 18 and under. The state has begun reporting positive cases associated with schools, including some that have already returned to in-person classes. A breakdown of cases by

school can be viewed at kycovid19.ky.gov.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,224, cases, 4,130 of which have recovered.  100 deaths have been reported from COVID-19.

 

COUNTY

RECOVERED

DEATHS

TOTAL CASES

Barren

416

9

502

Butler

263

16

323

Edmonson

113

12

133

Hart

120

1

148

Logan

348

26

444

Metcalfe

74

2

86

Simpson

169

7

225

Warren

2627

27

3363

Total

4130

100

5224

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Census deadline is approaching

September 30th is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Hart County currently has a response rate of only 61.1%.  Census takers are now visiting households that haven’t responded yet. They are also wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines. Census takers are also calling some households to help them respond to the census. Results from the 2020 Census will shape how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities for critical public services such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety.

 

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

KSP ticketing aggressive drivers

Ky State Police are looking for aggressive drivers in Kentucky over the next three weeks. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has announced the launch of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign. The agency says officers will target drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles who exhibit dangerous behaviors such as improper lanes changes, following too closely and speeding. Police will also be out in full force this Labor Day Weekend.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Fatality Investigation at 31W Bridge in Munfordville (UPDATED)

BREAKING (Updated): Identification has been released the the death of an individual after an incident Tuesday at the Green River Bridge in Munfordville. Kelly S Christy (48) of Glasgow was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hart County's Coroner. The incident happened around 10am. US 31W was blocked at the bridge but reopened a short time later.

 

BREAKING: Authorities are investigating an incident where an individual went over the bridge wall near the southern portion of the US 31W crossing over Green River in Munfordville. The female subject is confirmed deceased. The incident happened around 10 Tuesday morning and the roadway was blocked for a short time but no further interruption of traffic is expected. There are no other official details available at this time.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention all members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative:

Ballots will be mailed for the Trustee Election in District III (Cave City & Hiseville exchanges) on Wednesday, September 9th. All ballots must be signed by member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than September 19th. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Governor announces road funding

Gov. Andy Beshear announced funding for access roads to spur development at industrial parks. In Barren County, KYTC is committing $500,000 from the Industrial Access Road Program to assist the Barren County Economic Authority in developing South Cooper Industrial Park along U.S. 68 in Glasgow. The local authority is in the process of acquiring 152 acres for the site. Once the purchase is completed, the funding will be used for construction of turn lanes on U.S. 68 and the access road itself.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

19-year-old arrested in stabbing

A 19-year-old has been arrested after a stabbing in Glasgow.  According to Glasgow Police, officers arrived at T. J. Samson Hospital Sunday after a woman sought treatment for cuts and stab wounds to the back and chest. The woman was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Glasgow Police charged 19-year-old Hunter C. London with first-degree assault - domestic violence. The woman told police she was injured falling from a bed. An emergency room doctor told police the injuries were not consistent with a fall and she needed emergency surgery at Vanderbilt for a shattered collarbone. The woman told police she and London had been in an argument but did not explain anything further. She granted police permission to search inside her home. London was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and bond has been set at $35,000.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested in shooting incident

Glasgow Police have arrested a woman for assault after a shooting occurred Monday. Police responded to a call of a shooting on Leslie Avenue. When they arrived, officers found James H. Kingrey on the floor upstairs with an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers made contact with Terri Carrol, of Glasgow, who told police the two had arrived at the home with a small child sometime prior to the shooting.  Carroll claimed she went inside the home, leaving the child with Kingrey inside the vehicle. Carroll told police Kingrey gained entry to the home, and he was shot after he went upstairs. A neighbor heard the shots and called police. Carroll faces charged related to first degree assault (domestic violence), first degree wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. The child was removed from the scene at the time of the arrest.

 

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Ky reports 381 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on Kentucky's fight against COVID-19. Beshear reported 381 new COVID-19 cases. The governor said 43 of the cases were in people age 18 and younger, including two high school age children in Warren County. Gov. Beshear announced three new deaths bringing the death toll to 933. The deaths reported Monday include a 61-year-old man from Lincoln County; a 72-year-old woman from Martin County; and a 65-year-old man from Owen County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,154 cases, of which 4,118 have recovered. The district has 98 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 144 total cases of which 120 have recovered and one death has been reported.

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

Tennessee man arrested after chase

A Tennessee man was arrested early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase resulting in an overturned car. 30 year-old Alex Clay, Jr4., of Tullahoma, TN, was traveling at speeds in excess of 120 mph on I-65 when a Kentucky State Trooper turned on his lights. Clay made no attemp0t to stop as the trooper pursued the vehicle. The citation stated Clay was driving recklessly and lost control of his car at northbound mile marker 101, flipping his car on to its roof. The officer said he observed that Clay was not steady on his feet and had bloodshot eyes. An open alcoholic beverage was found in the vehicle. Clay was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, first offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit and four other traffic-related charges. Clay is being held on a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

Sonora man indicted for firing gun

A Sonora man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury after he reportedly fired three shots from a handgun in the direction of three occupants in a parked vehicle. 41 year-old Russell Ashley was indicted on three Class D felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, punishable by one to five years, in convicted. The shots were fired June 27th in the parking lot of McDonald's in Glendale. During an interview with police, Ashley claimed th4e three victims were making fun of him as he was walking toward his vehicle. He reportedly told police he pulled his pistol out of his glove box, brandished it and fired toward the ground. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 31st, 2020

The Caverna Middle School SBDM Council will meet Tuesday, September 1st, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Ky reports 775 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported 775 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the new cases were age 18 and younger. Beshear said there were new positive cases in 11 school age children in Warren County. The governor said Warren County had 58 new cases of the virus and was always in the top three or four counties for new cases. The Governor said there were eight deaths including an 84-year-old man in Allen County, a 75-year-old man in Warren, an 84-year-old man in Barren, a 70-year-old man in Hardin and an 80-year-old woman in Green. The new deaths raised the death toll to 910.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 4,971 cases, 4,062 of which have recovered. Ninety-eight deaths have been reported from COVID-19.

 

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Mammoth Cave National Park’s Environmental Education (EE) program

Mammoth Cave National Park’s Environmental Education (EE) program received over $3,500 from the Mammoth Cave National Park Association (MCNPA) to purchase computers and accessories to perform virtual EE programs. The donation will allow the park’s EE program to enhance it’s virtual educational programing.The EE program has provided virtual programing before, but lacked the number of computers needed to serve the large demand for virtual experiences. Two new laptop systems were purchased with the funding so everyone on Mammoth Cave National Park's EE staff can have a computer that is capable of reaching the students. The park’s EE program will also be able to offer more virtual field trips to schools from all over the country.

 

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Louisville man steals a purse and car

A 24-year-old Louisville man is facing multiple charges after his arrest Thursday. 24 year-old Trevor Kappler reportedly stole a purse in the Hardin Memorial Hospital parking lot and then fled in the woman's vehicle. Kappler was eventually stopped after entering the Elizabethtown Walmart. He told police he had stolen the purse and vehicle with hopes of getting back to Louisville. He told police he had just left drug rehabilitation locally. The woman said she saw the man speed off in her vehicle as she was contacting law enforcement. EPD Sgt. Pete Chytla located the woman's vehicle while he was in an unmarked vehicle. He followed the vehicle until other units could locate the stolen vehicle. Kappler has been charged with second-degree robbery; second-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot; reckless driving; first-degree criminal mischief; resisting arrest and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Hart County Board of Education

The Hart County Board of Education is holding a public hearing to set a tax rate Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. followed with a special board meeting at 6:00 p.m. to set the tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021.

 

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Bowling Green arrest for domestic violence

A Bowling Green man is behind bars after officers responded to a domestic violence call Wednesday. Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on Mt. Zion Road where they were informed that the suspect left the scene. Deputies found Johnny Sowders on Richardsville Road where they said he fled a short distance in his vehicle and on foot. Sowders was charged with fist-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree strangulation, third-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree fleeing or evading in a motor vehicle, first-degree fleeing or evading on foot and operating on a

suspended or revoked license. Sowders was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

696 new cases of coronavirus in Ky

The governor reported 696 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and said 114 of them were age 18 and younger. The governor said there were some concerning numbers in school districts including one sin the South Central Ky Area. The governor said some concerning numbers Wednesday - three school age children in Barren County, nine school age kids in Warren County alone. That's 23 school age kids in Warren County testing positive in the last four days. The governor reported seven deaths raising the death toll to 902.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a totsal of 4,901 cases, of which 4,029 have recovered. There have been 97 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district.

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department says Hardin County has had 21 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday afternoon. There were no new cases Wednesday in Larue County.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for rape

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on rape and sexual abuse charges. Bowling Green Police arrested Christian Decker after a sexual assault investigation involving a 13-year-old victim who told police she had been sexually involved with a man over the age of 21. Authorities identified the man as Christian Decker. Decker is facing charges that include rape 2nd degree, sexual abuse first degree. sodomy 2nd degree, and unlawful transaction w/minor- illegal sex act victim, u/16 years of age. Decker was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Domestic dispute leads to arrest

A domestic dispute in Edmonson County has led to the arrest of a Bowling Green man. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a report of shots fired inside a home Tuesday morning

on N. Alexander Creek Road. Deputies found 49-year-old Jay Norris at the scene and consent was given to search the property.  Authorities discovered a loaded revolver, a loaded Glock pistol, drug paraphernalia, as well as bullet holes inside the house. Norris was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree—Drug Unspecified, Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess, Wanton Endangerment—1st Degree,  and Trafficking in aControlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense. Norris was transported to the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear reported the latest update Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 in Kentucky. Beshear reported 688 new cases of the virus, raising the number of Kentuckians infected since the outbreak began to 44,568. Ninety-six of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 12 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest were two 8-month-olds. Gov. Beshear said Warren County had 78 new cases of the virus with six of those being school-age children. Beshear said there were 14 school-age children in Warren County among new cases in the last three days. The Governor reported 10 deaths raising the death toll to 895. The deaths include an 81-year-old man from Bell County; a 59-year-old man from Daviess County; an 89-year-old man from Jefferson County; three women, ages 80, 84 and 85, from Lewis County; an 87-year-old woman from Logan County; an 84-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman from Scott County; and a 79-year-old man from Webster County.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced a plan to allocate $8 million to provide “Last Mile” internet service to all Kentucky students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Lieutenant Governor said the $8 million in federal Cornavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will help reduce the monthly cost for low-income parents to pay for internet access for their K-12 child.

 

An update Tuesday, revealed nine new cases confirmed in Hardin County and only 22 across the six-county Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Tuesday’s report shows 87 Hardin County residents listed on home isolation and two currently hospitalized.  Of the 851 cases to date, 755 patients have recovered. Larue County reported one new confirmed case Tuesday.  There are two hospitalized and seven on home isolation.

 

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department made a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway Monday. During the stop, the driver, Linda Parrish, denied consent to search her vehicle. The officer then deployed his K-9, Zeke, who performed an open-air sniff of the vehicle that resulted in a positive alert. Officers found Methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Linda G. Parrish of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Parrish was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Bond set in E-town murder case

Bond has been set at $1 million for a Radcliff man charged with killing a man Friday night and injuring his brother inside an Elizabethtown apartment. 20 year-old Anthony Witherspoon made his first court appearance Monday morning. He faces a number of charges including murder. Elizabethtown police say Witherspoon was at an apartment complex in the 100 block of Plum Creek Court when 24 year-old Darryl Cooper and 20-year-old Devante Cooper arrived at the apartment. While police won't say what led to the shooting, records indicate an altercation began and Darryl Cooper was shot mu7ltiple times and was pronounced dead inside the apartment. Devante Cooper was taken from the apartment to University Hospital in Louisville. Witherspoon fled the shooting scene and drove to the Radcliff Police Department where he turned himself in. In addition to murder, Witherspoon is charged with first-degree assault, first offense trafficking in marijuana of more than eight ounces and less than five pounds and tampering with physical evidence. If convicted of murder, a Class A felony, Witherspoon would face 20 to 50 years or life in prison.

 

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Fatal accident in Bowling Green

A fatal accident occurred Monday afternoon in Bowling Green. Officers say a vehicle driving south on Broadway Avenue turned left into the path of a northbound motorcycle driven by 39-year-old Darrell E. Morgan, of Stanford, Ky. Morgan's motorcycle collided with the side of the vehicle, throwing him off and causing him to collide with a second vehicle traveling south on Broadway Avenue. He was transported to the Medical Center where he later died.

 

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Ky Gov. reports 373 new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced 373 cases of COVID-19. There were four new deaths reported Monday, increasing Kentucky's coronavirus death toll to 885. The number of people currently hospitalized is at 564.  The Governor recommended a 14-day self quarantine for travelers who visited the following states: Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Nevada and Idaho. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday said he would not overturn the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's decision to delay the beginning of the 2020 fall sports season. The plan calls for practices to begin Monday, August 24th. Competition in cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball will begin September 7th, while football will begin September 11th. Golf season has already been in session since July 31st.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office now open

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sander's office is now open to serve the public. The clerk's office closed recently to allow staff to quarantine after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. There is an extension in place until October 6th for vehicle and boat renewals.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

SCRTC's nominations for trustees

South Central RTC's Nominating Committee met Thursday, August 20th, at its headquarters office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts. Nominated in District I (consisting of Bonnieville & Munfordville exchanges) was Ralph J. Thompson, Incumbent Trustee. Nominated in District III (consisting of Cave City & Hiseville exchanges) was Jerry W. Polson, Incumbent Trustee and Gregory M. Davis. SCRTC's annual meeting will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but election results will be announced on Studio 101 WLOC.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Fatal shooting in Elizabethtown

A Radcliff man is dead and another Radcliff man charged with his murder from a shooting Friday night at an Elizabethtown apartment complex. Another adult male was injured in the shooting and is in a Louisville-area hospital. 20 year-old Anthony Witherspoon was charged by Elizabethtown police with murder, first-degree assault, first offense trafficking in marijuana of more than 8 ounces and less than 5 pounds and tampering with physical evidence. 24 year-old Darryl Cooper, of Radcliff, and another man were shot about 6:30 p.m. Friday at an apartment in the 100 block of Plum Creek Court in Elizabethtown. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. The name of the other shooting victim has not been released by police. According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, Witherspoon was at the apartment when Cooper and another man showed up there and an altercation ensued. After fleeing the scene, Witherspoon was taken into custody by Radcliff Police after he was stopped during a traffic stop.  He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. The injured juvenile is recovering from his injuries.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Classes begin for area schools

Students are set to begin classes this week in the local area. Hart County Schools begins Tuesday using Google Classroom and Ingenuity Platform. Students will log on various times throughout the day. Each program will be tailored by classes and Chrome books will be provided. The Green River College & Career Academy has found ways to record videos for instruction. Book work and theory learning will be available for the 1st month. In person classes are set to begin September 28th. Food will be served Tuesday and Wednesday this week and next week, food distribution will be Monday and Wednesday at each school. For more information, contact Hart County Schools at 270-524-2631.

Caverna Schools will also begin virtual classes Tuesday. All students will participate in distance learning via live instruction and Google Classroom and students will be able to use a district device for digital instruction. The option for in-person classes will resume October 12th. Food distribution will begin Wednesday. Food delivery will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.

Barren County Schools have announced that their schools will open at half capacity for at least the first two weeks, with students attending classes on alternate days of the week organized by last name. Students with last names A-J will start Monday and students with last names K-Z will begin Tuesday.

Hardin County Schools Board of Education ultimately voted 4-1 to continue as planned with in-person and online schooling beginning Monday.

 

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Monday, August 24th, 2020

Governor gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

As of 3:00 p.m. August 23rd, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 43,529 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 467 of which were newly reported Sunday. Seventy-nine of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was 3 days old.  Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported nine new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 881 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday included a 63-year-old man from Johnson County; a 63-year-old man from Shelby County; two men from Lewis County, ages 73 and 78; a 72-year-old man from Knox County; a 77-year-old woman from Oldham County; and an 88-year-old woman from Scott County. Green County lost two residents, a 90-year-old woman and a 91-year-old man.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Vine Grove man killed in crash

A 27 year-old Vine Grove man was killed Sunday night in a crash on the Bluegrass Parkway. Dontrez Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred near the seven-mile marker of the parkway. According to a Hardin County Sheriff's Office collision report, Dawson's 2014 BMW was driving west when "For unknown reasons" crossed over the median and struck an eastbound Chrysler Pacifica. Two occupants in the Pacifica, a female driver and a child passenger, were also injured and transported by air to University Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Barren County updates school reopening

Barren County Schools announced an update Monday to their reopening plan for high school students. The school will open at half capacity for at least the first two weeks, with students attending classes on alternate days of the week organized by last name. Students with last names A-J will start Monday and students with last names K-Z will begin Tuesday.

 

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

Cave City Police Department will be conducting traffic safety check points during Drive Sober or get pulled over campaign, starting August 21st through September 7th. The check points will be executed from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. The checkpoints will be clearly marked. During the check points 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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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Gov. Beshear's COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear has confirmed 376 new positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 39,691. The governor says 54 of newly confirmed cases have been found in those 18 and younger. Five new deaths were reported; an 84-year-old man from Boyd County; a 91-year-old man from Calloway County; an 87-year-old woman from Franklin County; a 63-year-old man from Henry County; and a 75-year-old woman from Oldham County. These deaths raise the death toll to 818.  Kentucky’s current positivity rate is 5.8%.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 99 new cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. Our district has a total of 4,415 cases, 3,625 of which have recovered. The district has 85 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Barren County with 9, Edmonson County has 2, Hart County has 3, Metcalfe County has 5 and Warren County has 57.

 

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Monday, August 17th, 2020

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food at Munfordville Baptist Church in the parking lot to those who qualify on Friday, August 21st, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

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

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

3    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4    Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

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

2    Provide ID.

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

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

 

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Monday, August 17th, 2020

Driver identified in police shooting

KSP, Post 3 Bowling Green has identified the driver of the vehicle from the officer involved shooting Sunday morning as 37 year-old Joseph D. Compton, of Rockfield. He was located at Greenview Regional Hospital, where he was attempting to seek treatment for a gunshot wound to the shoulder sustained in Sunday's incident. Compton was treated and released from the hospital where he was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder of a police officer and wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer). Compton was lodged into the Warren County Jail.

 

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Monday, August 17th, 2020
Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).“The total number of new COVID-19 cases has increased this week which shows the disease is still very active in Kentucky, but on a positive note it appears that Kentuckians have stopped the exponential growth of the virus,” Gov. Beshear said. “Team Kentucky has again shown that if we socially distance, wear masks and wash our hands, we have a better chance of continuing to reopen our economy safely and get more Kentuckians back to school and work.”  As of 3 p.m. Aug. 16, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 39,315 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 390 of which were newly reported Sunday. Thirteen of the newly reported cases were from children age 5 and younger. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported three new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 813 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 4,316 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 3, 515 of which have recovered. The district has 85 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Barren County 8, Edmonson County 5, Hart County 0, Metcalfe County 1, Warren County with 23 for a total of 48 new cases.

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Barren County Schools returning to class

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

 

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Hart County Schools virtual opening

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Ky Gove gives COVID-19 update Thursday

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hardin County School's calendar

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Two arrests made by Warren County Drug Task Force

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Hardin County confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

BRDHD COVID-19 update

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

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

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Gov. Beshear reports highest single-day cases

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Domestic complaint leads to arrests

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Rineyville man arrested on sex offenses

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

 

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Logan County man charged with drug trafficking

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Caverna Schools Back to School

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

 

* First day for students will be August 25th

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Sexual Abuse arrest made in Warren County

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Larue County Judge-Executive retires

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Munfordville man arrested in Grayson County

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin

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

 

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

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

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

 

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

 

Total cases and new cases:

 

Warren County: 2,667 (+48)

Barren County: 371 (+6)

Logan County: 339 (+6)

Butler County: 300 (+0)

Allen County: 228 (+3)

Simpson County: 153 (+0)

Edmonson County: 120 (+5)

Hart County: 120 (+4)

Metcalfe County: 65 (+1)

 

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

 

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

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

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

 

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

City of Cave City Council Meeting

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office closed until August 24th

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Two drug arrests near Canmer

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

 

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Eastern Kentucky man arrested for cocaine

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

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Monday, August 10th, 2020

Governor updates COVID-19 cases

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

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

COUNTY       POSITIVE CASES                RECOVERED        DEATHS

BARREN                   351                                         286                             2

BUTLER                    295                                         235                            15

EDMONSON             108                                          79                            12

HART                         111                                           86                              0

LOGAN                      324                                         268                            23

METCALFE                 61                                           50                             2

SIMPSON                   148                                        120                             7

WARREN                 2,563                                    2,090                           22

TOTAL                      3,961                                    3,214                          83

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

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Dog reported with rabies in Barren County

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

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Ky reports 516 COVID-19 cases

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

 

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

COUNTY              POSITIVE CASES                RECOVERED        DEATHS

BARREN                               346                                 279                       2

BUTLER                                293                                 235                     15

EDMONSON                        106                                   79                     12

HART                                     106                                   81                       0

LOGAN                                 321                                 267                     23

METCALFE                            61                                   46                       2

SIMPSON                             146                                 118                       7

WARREN                           2,531                             2,065                     22

TOTAL                                3,910                             3,170                    83

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hodgenville man arrested for assault

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

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

FBI takes over Rogers case

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

 

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Three arrested in Leitchfield pursuit

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

 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

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

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

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

 

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

County      Positive cases    Recovered    Deaths

Barren              336                         256             2

Butler                292                         233           15

Edmonson       102                           77           12

Hart                   105                           80             0

Logan               314                         256           23

Metcalfe              57                           41             2

Simpson           143                         114             7

Warren            2486                       2008          22

Total                3835                      3065          83

 

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Barren County man charged with murder

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

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Missouri man arrested after pursuit

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

 

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

COVID-19 update shows 700 new cases

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Golden Alert issued for Edmonson County woman

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

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

 

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

 

COUNTY

POSITIVE CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

325

242

2

Butler

291

233

15

Edmonson

100

77

12

Hart

101

74

0

Logan

307

256

22

Metcalfe

55

35

2

Simpson

142

113

7

Warren

2446

1981

22

Total

3767

3011

82

 

 

 

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

T.J. Samson Hospital receives Bronze Award

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Warren County Clerk's Instagram hacked

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Green River Ferry temporarily closed

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Columbia man arrested for meth

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered and arrest made

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

USDA recommends not planting seeds from China

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Meth lab arrest in Barren County

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Metcalfe County woman faces assault charges

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Bond set for former teacher

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

 

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Governor gives Sunday update on COVID-19

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

 

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting canceled

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Lile honored with Distinguished Service Award

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Two Florida residents charged with fraud

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

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Columbia man dies in crash

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Former Barren County teacher arrested

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

 

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Ky reports 659 COVID-19 cases Thursday

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Superhero's parade for Signature Healthcare

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

 

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