Friday, August 23rd, 2019

SCRTC Nominating committee meets

South Central RTC’s Nominating Committee met Thursday August 22, 2019 at its Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in three districts. Nominated in District II (consisting of Horse Cave & Canmer Exchanges) was Billy Smith, Incumbent Trustee and Gada L. Denton.

Nominated in District V (consisting of Glasgow & Temple Hill Exchanges) was Stanley C. Greer, Incumbent Trustee and Jackie L. Perkins.

Nominated in District VI (consisting of Lucas, Fountain Run & Gamaliel Exchanges) was Zack Kender, Incumbent Trustee and Robert Greer.

SCRTC’s Annual Meeting will be held on October 3rd at the Cave City Convention Center where reports will be given by Coop Officials.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Traffic Advisory: I-65 NB & SB in Hardin County

Rolling roadblocks between Sonora and Elizabethtown will be used throughout the day on Sunday, August 25th, to assist with installation of power lines over the interstate on the southern end of the Exit 86 Interchange at Glendale. They may being as early as 6:00 a.m. Each one will last about 15 to 20 minutes and all are expected to be complete by 5:00 p.m. Short delays and traffic congestion will be possible when these occur but alternate routes are not suggested at this time. The Exit 86 ramp onto Southbound I-65 will not be accessible when these rolling roadblocks are in progress.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

DUI driver near miss with school bus

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says they got a call from a witness who said an orange Chevy Camaro almost rear-ended a school bus, while the bus was stopped to pick-up a student in the 4300 block of Veteran's Memorial Highway in Brownsville at 6:45 a.m. Thursday. The witness approached the Camaro and removed the keys. Deputies arrived and placed 38 year-old Denise C. Barnes, of Brownsville, in the back of a police car, where they say she was seen trying to hide suspected Xanax bars in the back seat. Deputies say they also found what they suspected to Gabapentin, Tramadol and Valium. Barnes has been charged with DUI, driving on a suspended DUI, wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Former sheriff receives good tax audit

A Former Hart County Sheriff receives a good tax audit report. Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of former Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley’s Tax Settlement for the period of April 18, 2017 to April 16, 2018. The audit report showed the former sheriff to have collected more than $9.4 million in county, special district, school and state taxes for that time period.  Commissions charged by the former sheriff for collecting those taxes totaled $337,655. At the time the audit was conducted, $9,087,419 in taxes were due and $9,075,980 had been paid. Refunds for the current and prior year were $4,995, taxes due to the special taxing districts amounted to $1,598. The amount due to Hart County Schools was $4,075.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Drug arrest in Metcalfe County

A drug arrest was made Wednesday in Metcalfe County. A Metcalfe County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a home on Tompkinsville Road to assist the Kentucky Division of Protection and Permanency with a home visit. Police say there was a complaint of child endangerment at the home. Several prescription controlled substances were found at the home and were within reach of small children.  39-year-old Brandi Alluis was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified); third degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified); and endangering the welfare of a minor. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and then released Thursday. Alluis is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, August 28th.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Metcalfe County woman facing assault charges

A Metcalfe County woman has been arrested on assault charges. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a business Wednesday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. on Greensburg Road in Edmonton in response to a fight. 52 year-old Diana Perkins had assaulted two people, causing minor injuries and attempted to assault several others. Perkins was arrested and charged with fourth degree assault (minor injury); fourth degree assault (no visible injury); and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GARRY GADDIE, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF GOD'S WAY CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY THE ROAD, PLANNING/ZONING, OCCUPATIONAL TAX, AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.  JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 215 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

THE COURT APPROVED TO AWARD TO WILSON DOZING BIDS TO BUILD 2 BOX CULVERTS ON ROBBING LAND FOR $42,000 AND MAGNOLIA GAS STORAGE ROAD $38,000,   BUDGET TRANSFER #3, BANK TRANSFER #2, TO TAKE BIDS ON  2010 TAHOE, APPROVE TAX RATE FOR COUNTY AT COMPENSATING RATE, AMBULANCE TAX RATE AT COMPENSATING RATE, NO INCREASE FOR LIBRARY, SPEED LIMIT OF 35 MPH FOR ROWLETTS CAVE SPRINGS ROAD, RENAMING AETNA FURNACE ROAD TO MT. ZION CHURCH ROAD, RESOLUTION FOR HART COUNTY INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE TVA FUNDS, JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO END LEASE WITH HART COUNTY EXTENSION DISTRICT FOR OLD FARMERS MARKET LOCATION AND APPROVE NEW LEASE FOR THE MARKET FOR THE NEW LOCATION NEXT TO THE NEW SHERIFF'S OFFICE, APPROVE MAGISTRATES REQUESTS', 1ST READING TO CLARIFY LENGTH OF LINVIEW DRIVE, AND LAND ACQUISITION.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board to be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. The item on the agenda is to set tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Franklin man charged with rape

A Franklin man has been arrested after a rape investigation involving a middle school aged victim. Franklin Police say 10 year-old Winston Bell had sex with the juvenile on the back porch of an unoccupied home on Libert Street late in the 2018/2019 school year. Bell was arrested and charged with second degree rape - no force, and second degree sodomy. He was arrested and lodged in the Simpson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Leitchfield man faces burglary and rape charges

A Leitchfield man has been arrested after he allegedly forced his way into a woman's home Wednesday morning and tried to rape her. Leitchfield Police responded to a home after getting a call of a sexual assault early Wednesday morning. Investigators found that a male had gone to the front door, asking to speak to the woman who lived there. When she told him to leave,  he forced his way inside before telling her he was going to rape her. Police say he then dragged the woman to a bedroom. She fought him and was able to flee and get a neighbor to call for help. Police say the man fled the scene before they arrived, but he has since been arrested. 55 year-old Milton R. (Joey) Higdon, of Leitchfield, was charged with burglary, 1st degree and rape, 1st degree (attempt). Higdon was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Glasgow man seriously injured in crash

A Glasgow man has been seriously injured and another person cited after a two-vehicle crash in Barren County.  According to Glasgow Police, David A. Norris, of Glasgow, was traveling north on Veterans Outer Loop when he attempted to stop at the traffic light at the intersection of West Main Street.  Norris said his brakes failed and he struck a 2004 Chevy Blazer, driven by Raymond Colello, of Glasgow. Colello was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for medical treatment. Norris was transferred by Barren-Metcalfe EMS for injuries he sustained and was cited for failure to maintain required insurance.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Bowling Green woman charged with embezzlement

A Bowling Green woman has been charged with embezzlement. 56 year-old Susan Adkison Sutherland was recently arrested after a financial investigation concerning Eagle Furniture, where she began working in July 2016.

The review found multiple payments were made to an account connected to Sutherland's account between September 2016 until August 2019. Sutherland was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 but less than $1,000,000. She was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail and released on bond. Sutherland is scheduled to appear in court September 4th.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested at jail 

A Glasgow woman has been arrested after police found methamphetamine in her purse.  31 year-old Tiffany M. Houchens was served a bench warrant at her residence Tuesday. Glasgow Police say Houchens told them she did not have anything on her or in her purse. After a search at the Barren County Detention Center, officers found a square black makeup box containing what was determined to be crystal methamphetamine.  Houchens denied ownership of the purse and the drugs. She was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Break-ins at Marina in Edmonson County

Numerous car break-ins have occurred at the Moutardier Marina in Edmonson County. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office is now investigating six separate car break-ins that occurred over the weekend.  A wide range of

hand and power tools were stolen as well as an air compressor and a portable air conditioner. In June, two pull-behind campers, tools and fishing equipment were stolen at the marina. If you have any information on these occurrences, please call Edmonson County Dispatch at 270-597-2729.

 

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Hazardous Household Waste collection Saturday

The City of Glasgow is hosting their seventh Hazardous Household Waste collection and free shredding service event Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Beaver Creek Park. Residents can use the opportunity to dispose of

unwanted grill propane tanks, batteries, florescent bulbs, computer equipment, medical waste, televisions, flammable liquids and paperwork. Items not accepted include: large appliances, latex paints, ammunition, trash, tires or large appliances. Employees will help unload items and sort materials on site for safety regulations.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Caverna Schools prohibit use of tobacco

As defined in KRS 438.305, Caverna Independent Schools strictly prohibits the use of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products and any vapor products. These products are prohibited for ALL person at ALL times on or in ALL Caverna Independent property including: buildings, grounds and vehicles owned/used for school use. All school employees shall enforce this policy.

 

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Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: Acknowledging Hart County Sheriff 2017 Tax Audit, Munfordville Volunteer Department and Hart County Rescue Squad financial reports and the 2018/19 Annual Financial Report from the Hart County Soil Conservation, approve Hart County Fiscal Court Compensating Tax Rates, Hart County Library Tax Rates and Ambulance Service Compensating tax rates, also approve Jailer and Judge/Executive to execute and submit a sealed bid for housing inmates, Judge/Executive to term the current lease with Hart County Extension District Board and approve Judge to sign new lease with Hart County Extension District Board.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Barren County man indicted on felony charges

A 64 year-old Barren County man has been indicted on felony charges. Donnie R. Johnson was indicted by a Barren County Grand Jury for torture of a dog or cat with serious physical injury or death. Johnson is accused after police said he put acid on a dog in an attempt to kill and torture it. According to Glasgow Police, Johnson was arrested July 5th after they responded to BRAWA in response to a complaint that a dog had been neglected. After an investigation, police arrested Johnson stating that he had tortured a dog and put acid on it. Due to the injuries, the dog had to be euthanized. Police also removed several chickens and a cat from Johnson's residence.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Radcliff man charged with luring a minor

A 25 year-old Radcliff man arrested in June for reportedly using electronic communications to lure a minor for sex, has now been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on three felony charges. According to an arrest citation, 25 year-old Lonzoe L. Lawrence, knowing the age of the 15 year-old, solicited money and drugs in exchange for sexual favors from a juvenile between May and June. He has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest June 14th. He was indicted on tampering with physical evidence and two counts of unlawful use of electronic communication system to induce a minor to engage in a sexual or otherwise prohibited activity. All are Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Johnson is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Metcalfe County man arrested for drugs

A response to a domestic dispute led authorities to arrest a Metcalfe County man for cultivating marijuana after they said they discovered marijuana plants being grown on an adjacent property. According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, deputies responded Monday evening to a call at a residence along A. H. Boston Road. Prior to their arrival, authorities said an unidentified man fled the home. While searching the immediate area for the man, Deputy Mike Burton discovered several marijuana plants growing beside an adjacent residence. After an investigation, the property owner, 62 year-old Stephen D. Erwin, was arrested. Eighteen marijuana plants were discovered along with drug paraphernalia. Erwin was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Mammoth Cave celebrates 103rd birthday

Mammoth Cave National Park is celebrating the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) by offering a free Discovery Cave Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The birthday marks the day in 1916 when

President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act to consolidate management of America's federal parklands under one agency. The free Discovery cave tour is a self-guided tour which runs approximately 3/4-mile through one of Mammoth Cave's largest rooms, the Rotunda, and explores the history and geologic origins of the Mammoth Cave system. Visitors must pick up their tickets in the park's visitor center before starting the tour at the Historic Entrance. Tour participants are required to walk down and up a steep hill as well as navigate 160 steps along the tour.

 

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Grocery Bowl Football game Friday

It's the Grocery Bowl Friday night as the football season opens up this weekend. Hart County will travel to take on Caverna at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 with the live broadcast at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Man wanted in local Wal-Mart thefts

Columbia Police are asking for your help in identifying an individual involved in a theft at both Columbia and Glasgow Wal-marts. Police say on August 11th, the man walked out of Columbia's store with approximately $2,000 in unpaid merchandise and loaded it into a U-haul before driving off on Burkesville Street northbound. He is reported to have done the same thing at Glasgow's Wal-mart on July 29th. If anyone has information on the identity of the man, please contact Columbia or Glasgow Police Departments.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Injury accident near Haywood

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident on Scottsville Road near the Haywood Store. According to the report, Linda Kingery, of Glasgow, was traveling southbound in a 2013 Chrysler when she was rear ended by a 1995 Peterbuilt operated by Robert Wix, of Lebanon, TN, while she was attempting to make a left turn into her residence. After being struck in the rear-end, Kingery's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway into a ditch line. The vehicle then crossed back across both lanes of traffic and went off the left side of the roadway striking a tree and an embankment before coming to a rest. Kingery was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of severe injuries. Wix was not injured in the accident. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Cave City man dies in Glasgow crash

One person has died as the result of a vehicular accident Friday night in Bowling Green. Around 6:22, Warren County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an accident in th 10900 block of Glasgow, Road. upon arrival, it was determined that a passenger SUV driven by 49 year-old Chavez Reed, of Cave City, was traveling westbound on Glasgow Road and side swiped a tractor. The SUV went of the left side of the roadway, overturned and struck a tree and fence. Chavez was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene by the Coroner's office. A passenger in the SUV, 37 year-old Angela Hatcher and the driver of the tractor, 38 year-old Joshua Test, were both transported by helicopter to a Bowling Green Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

The 2019 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was held over the weekend.

Congratulations to:

Joseph King, of Bowling Green, $10,000 shopping spree, courtesy of BG Home Furnishings.

Bob Brown, of Bowling Green, 2019 Spartan commercial grade zero turn mower, STIHL battery powered blower, hedge trimmer and string trimmer set, courtesy of Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment.

The Early Bird prize went to Connie Cowherd, of Russellville, a year of gas and groceries, valued at $4,800, courtesy of Houchens Industries/

Bonus Prize went to Tina Lowe, of Alvaton, 2019 Ford Mustang, courtesy of Hunt Ford, Inc.

Scotty McKinney, of Bowling Green, won Artesso® Articulating Kitchen Faucet.

Larry Morrison, of Glasgow, received a $2,500 gift certificate to Shop at Home Carpets.

Earnest & Shirley Glass, of Rockfield, won $1,500 shopping spree at Dillard's of Greenwood Mall.

Wesley Trout, of Franklin, won the Eight-night stay in a luxurious rental home in Orlando, FL, plus a $1,000 VISA gift card.

And the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Dream Home was Walter Wagoner, of Bowling Green, with an estimated value of $300,000.

 

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Monday, August 19th, 2019

Bale Studios Ground Breaking

In recent years, the Southern Kentucky Film Commission has been instrumental in facilitating movie and television productions in the region.  On Thursday, ground breaking was held for “Bale Studios”, which will provide more of an incentive for these companies to choose Kentucky as their filming location. The former Bale Tobacco Warehouse on the east side of Horse Cave along KY 218 will be studio’s location. The property was donated by the Bale Family and will eventually contain up to three sound stages. The first will be approximately 13,000 square feet and could be up and running next year.  Southern Kentucky Film Commission President Coni Shepperd welcomed approximately 100 people on site for the ceremony which featured local officials, producers and developers for the project.

 

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Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Fugitive captured in Edmonson County

Edmonson County Sheriff's deputies arrested an out-of-state fugitive on Monday who was wanted for multiple felony warrants in Indiana. Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Pine View Drive in Mammoth Cave on Monday evening for a complaint of trespassers. The caller provided deputies information that at least one of the individuals may have a warrant out for arrest, and both may be armed with firearms, particularly an AR-15. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found two individuals matching the description of the trespassers. One of the suspects was 46 year-old Ralph John Berry, Jr., of Aurora, IN. Berry had a failure to appear warrant out on seven different charges. Berry was placed under arrest and charged with being a fugitive from another state. Berry was lodged in the Hart County Jail to await extradition to Indiana.

 

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Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday night, August 15th, at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Elementary School.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Russellville man found dead in Warren County

A death investigation involving a Russellville man is underway. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says officers were dispatched to a home early Monday morning on Sylvia Way. When deputies arrived, two men were at the residence and led officers and EMS to where a body was located. The deceased person was identified as 23 year-old Austin Peck. According to Warren County Deputy Coroner, the man died around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Man arrested after trying to flee police

Bowling Green Police say a man with several outstanding warrants was arrested Sunday in Bowling Green. Cornelius T. Baskins was walking when officers made contact with him. When questioned by police, Baskins lied about his name. He said his name was Derrick Johnson. Police say Baskins was being detained when he began to run. Baskins was apprehended after a foot pursuit. He was on probation for trafficking methamphetamine.

Baskins was arrested and charged with three failure to appear warrants; probation violation for a felony offense; criminal mischief, third offense; and fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Candidates filing for Metcalfe County Sheriff

Several candidates have filed for the position of Metcalfe County Sheriff. Lonnie Hodges, a deputy sheriff, has been serving as acting sheriff in the absence of Ricky Brooks, who died from leukemia on Aug. 3rd. Metcalfe County Republican Committee chose Charles Costello as it's candidate. The person nominated by the Metcalfe County Democratic Committee was Allen Huffman. His name will appear on the ballot for the November general election along with Costello's name. Four people seeking election as sheriff as write-in candidates have filed.  They are: Joshua Neal, R; Scotty Posey, D; Chris Turner, R; and Dalton Bragg, D. There is still time for those seeking election to the sheriff's position as write-in candidates. That deadline is Oct. 25th.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

E-town resident injured in house fire

An Elizabethtown man was seriously injured after being rescued from a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethtown. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene on Princeton Drive at a residence and found a man trapped inside. The man was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He later was taken to University Hospital in Louisville. His condition is unknown. The fire began in the garage of the structure and appears to be accidental. However, the official cause remains undetermined.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

E-town motorcycle crash kills two

A crash in Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a man and a woman. Two adults on a motorcycle died within minutes of each other following a collision with a pickup truck on North Dixie Avenue near Harbor Freight. One person died at the scene and the other died while being transported by Hardin County EMS ambulance. The driver of the pickup was carrying a utility trailer and was not injured. It is unknown what caused the crash. The names of the victims are being withheld at this time.  An investigation is underway.

 

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Reward offered for info on missing teen

The family of a missing Central Hardin High School student are asking for the public's help in finding 16 year-old Kourtney Gump. Gump has been missing for a month and her parents, who live in Bonnieville, believe she left with an adult acquaintance. Gump is listed as 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen July 14. They are offering a $2,000 reward for information. The 16-year-old is one of 35 Kentucky cases listed by the Na­tio­n­al Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A poster including her photograph is available for download on the center’s website, missingkids.org. Should you have information in the whereabouts of Kourtney Gump, please call the Hart County Sheriff's Office at 270-524-2341 or Howard Gump at 270-307-5181 or simply call 9-1-1.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, August 16th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Murder trial of Glasgow man postponed

The trial of Albert Stephens was scheduled to being Monday in Hart Circuit Court, but was postponed due to an issue involving a grand jury recording.  Stephens, of Glasgow, is accused in the November 2016 shooting death of 57 year-old Christopher Lynn holder, a Cave City businessman and former mayor of Cave City. Holder was shot at Gary and Ann Logsdon's residence near Hardyville and succumbed to his injuries while a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on March 23rd, 2017. The Logsdons are the parents of Tammy J. Atwell Holder, who is Christopher Lynn Holder's widow. Stephens was initially indicted in February 2017 on a first-degree assault charge, but was indicted again in May 2017 on a murder charge following Christopher Lynn Holder's death. Joe Ballard, assistant commonwealth's attorney for Hart County, explained Stephens' attorneys continue to argue that the prosecution failed to preserve the grand jury testimony of Stephens in May 2017 due to an equipment malfunction. A computer used to record the last part of the grand jury presentation failed due to the memory on the recording device being full. The prosecution submitted notes regarding the unrecorded testimony prepared by the prosecution's legal assistant. Ballard said, " There have been two previous motions to dismiss based on the recording not being properly made; that it was not recorded. He went on to say that there is a possibility that he could be called as a witness in order to explain that it was a technical error and not an intentional act on the commonwealth's part. The case is now set for review on September 17th.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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 Friday, August 16th, through September 2nd. The check points will be executed from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 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 13th, 2019

Woman arrested in Cave City for drugs

A woman has been arrested over the weekend in Cave City on drug charges. Cave City Police Department responded to a complaint Saturday at Watermill Restaurant where a woman had left in a white Suburban, and showed signs of intoxication. The driver was located on Mammoth Cave Street and a traffic stop was conducted. Jamie P. Groce was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, careless driving, possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Groce was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Several arrests in Hart County

Several recent arrests have been made by the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

Richard Rusher, of Leitchfield, was arrested Wednesday on an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance and prescription not in proper container and a second warrant was issued for failure to appear, burglary 2nd, criminal mischief, 1st, theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing, 1st.

Christian Ward, of Shelbyville, was arrested Thursday for engaging in organized crime and receiving stolen property. The charges stem from an investigation of several thefts and burglaries in Hart and surrounding counties. Ward was also charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, drug paraphernalia - buy or possess and persistent felony offender.

Sue Ball, of Munfordville, was arrested Thursday and charged with engaging in organized crime and receiving stolen property.

Bradley Quesenberry was arrested for failure to appear, theft by deception, 3 counts, as well as 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000 and one count of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. These charges stem from vehicles being stolen and recovered in Hart County.

Brandon Laslie, of Brandenburg, was arrested Wednesday for receiving stolen property, engaging in organized crime and persistent felony offender. The charges stem from an investigation into several burglaries and thefts in Hart and surrounding counties. Laslie was also charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.

Richard Cox, of Bonnieville, was arrested last Tuesday for failure to appear regarding a bench warrant for charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st, drug paraphernalia, buy or possess, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd, prescription not in proper container, possession of marijuana and persistent felony offender.

 

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Couple arrested in Horse Cave for burglary

A husband and wife have been arrested in Horse Cave on burglary charges. Kentucky State Police responded to a complaint of possible shots fired Sunday afternoon on Mammoth Cave Road and Eudora Road. KSP found a truck pulled over on the side of the road that was possibly involved in a shooting.  Jaymi Lane was located in the driver's seat with the vehicle still running. Lane told troopers her husband, Jonathan Lane, told her to drop him off on the side of the road and stated, "He could possibly be out thieving in the area." Lane admitted that she and her husband  had recently been using meth.  Troopers searched for Jonathan Lane , but were unable to locate him.

The following day troopers received a call of a break-in at the Northtown United Baptist Church. Troopers found a point of entry at the church and evidence of a burglary.  KSP soon received a call from the Hart County Sheriff's Office saying Jaymi and Jonathan Lane were at the sheriff's office admitting Jonathan Lane broke into the church.  Police charged Jonathan Lane with second-degree burglary and Jaymi Lane with conspiracy for second-degree burglary. The couple were lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Bale Studios - Ground Breaking August 15th

A Ground Breaking ceremony will be held Thursday, August 15th, at 2:00 p.m. The location is across the street from Five Broke Girls Cafe, 904 East Main Street in Horse Cave. Embree/Richmond Media - Southern Kentucky Film Commission. A reception will follow at the Horse Cave Fire Department. Extra parking is available a the fire department.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit

The Salvation Army  Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, August 13th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, August 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. New business will include: 1st reading of ordinance adopting the real and personal property, water craft and motor vehicles tax rates for the calendar year 2019, Kentucky Trail Town, Hart County/Horse Cave Tourist Director, Sandra Wilson, proposed memorandum of understanding with the Caverna School system relating to the city providing a school resource officer.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council Special Called Meeting will be held Monday, August 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. The agenda includes: KIA Grant Resolution and recommendation to fire department regarding the fire truck.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

I-65 fatality in Warren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, responded to a single vehicle collision Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. The collision occurred on I-65 near the 26 mile marker at Bowling Green. A preliminary investigation revealed that 69 year-old Gerald W. Andres, of Floyds Knob, IN, was operating a 1956 Chevy passenger car traveling south on I-65 near the 26 mile marker. According to witnesses, Andres lost control of the vehicle and exited the right should of the southbound lane of travel. Upon exiting the roadway, the vehicle struck an earth embankment causing it to overturn. Andres, who was unrestrained at the time of the collision, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased by the Warren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Trial begins in Cave City murder case

The trial of a Glasgow man accused in the murder of a Cave City businessman is scheduled to begin today in Hart County.  Albert Stephens is accused in the shooting death of 57 year-old Christopher Holder,  owner of Coffey's Concrete in Cave City and who was also a former mayor of Cave City. Chris Holder was shot in November 2016 at the residence of Gary and Ann Logsdon, at 507 North Jackson Highway near Hardyville. The Logsdons are Chris' mother-in-law and step father-in-law.  The charge against Stephens was changed to murder after the case was presented again to a Hart County grand jury after Chris Holder succumbed to his injuries in May 2017.

 

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Monday, August 12th, 2019

Three Metcalfe drug arrests made Friday

Three people were arrested on drug charges in Metcalfe County Friday. After an investigation of a residence on Glen Shaw Road, 38 year-old April McCoy, was arrested, along with 43 year-old Christopher Hollingsworth. McCoy and Hollinsworth are facing charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified), endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hollingsworth is also facing a marijuana-possession charge.  While on patrol Friday night in the Summer Shade Community, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee.  61 year-old Douglas Pennycuff, of Albany, was arrested and charged with careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (2nd offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and first -degree  possession of a controlled substance, (1st offense)

meth-amphetamine.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Three arrested in Glasgow after complaint

Three people have been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint at a residence along McGrah Avenue. Officers made contact with 40 year-old Cori L. Ortiz, and received consent to search the residence, where they located 42 year-old Michael Herzog Jr. and Hasan Quaddura, who were attempting to escape out the back door. Herzog Jr. was charged with first-degree possession of a

controlled substance (methamphetamine), buy/possess drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal trespassing. 32 year-old Quaddura and Ortiz were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Imagination Library Fun Fest in Munfordville

The 2nd Annual Imagination Library Fun Fest is being held Saturday, August 10th, on the courthouse lawn in Munfordville beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be pageants, vendors, children's activities and all proceeds will benefit the Imagination Library Program, which mails a book monthly to children under the age of 5. Registration for Imagination Library will be held Saturday at the event.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Leitchfield woman dies in crash

A single vehicle collision in Edmonson County Wednesday has claimed the life of a Leitchfield woman. The crash occurred near Ky 728 in the Mammoth Cave community of Edmonson County. A preliminary investigation indicated that 58 year-old Charlotte A. Newton was operating a 1996 Buick passenger car traveling west on Nolin Dam Road when her vehicle exited the edge of the roadway. Newton reentered the road, overcorrecting, causing her vehicle to exit completely off the right shoulder of the westbound lane. Upon exiting the roadway, the vehicle overturned, ejecting Newton before coming to a final rest. Charlotte Newton was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Edmonson County Coroner's Office. A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year-old Charles W. McStoots, of Mammoth Cave, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were unrestrained at the time of the collision. The investigation continues and is currently being investigated by Trooper Ronnie Reynolds.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Woman charged with duct taping child

A Bowling Green woman was arrested Tuesday after a child abuse complaint. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said Amanda Coon stated that she had been living with her boyfriend, Tyler Smith, and his mother, Sara Smith. Coons told deputies that at some point last week, Sara Smith had duct taped her youngest child's hands behind his back and over his eyes. Coon told deputies she didn't report the abuse originally because she lived there. According to the report, Tyler Smith told the sheriff's office that Sara Smith had disciplined all the children inside the home, denying at first that she had used duct tape on the children. He then told them she had used duct tape on the 5-year-old, taping his hands behind his back. Another witness told deputies that Sara Smith had taped the child's hands behind his back and taped his eyes twice last week. Sara Smith originally denied using tape on the child, but deputies said she eventually told them she did use tape, but only in a joking manner. Smith was arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal abuse of a minor under the age of 12. Smith was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Civil emergency issued for Southern Ky and TN

A civil emergency has been issued for Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Tennessee Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson. Watson is listed as a person of interest in the homicide of a Tennessee Department of Correction Employee on August 7th, 2019 and is an escapee from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee. Watson should be considered extremely dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Watson, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TIBFIND.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Edmonson County can text 9-1-1

Edmonson County is now giving people the opportunity to text 9-1-1. It's a program that has been live since June and they have been working out the kinks. Officials have discovered that older phones work better with the technology. The only major downside? GPS technology is still more accurate with calls to 9-1-1 rather than texts.

 

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Cecilia Days Friday and Saturday

For nearly half a century, the annual Cecilia Days festival has proved a small town can host a big party. The festival kicks off Friday night and will continue Saturday. Fish plates and BBQ sandwich dinner will be available Friday night with activities beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be a baby contest and various pageants and will conclude with a fireworks show. On Saturday, there will be a 5K Walk/Run at Cecilia Valley Elementary School at 7:30 a.m. and a breakfast at the Cecilia Baptist Church at 7:00 a.m. The annual parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. There will be lots of entertainment, vendor booths and children's activities.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for drugs

A Glasgow woman was arrested Monday after a traffic stop on Reynolds Road. Police say officers located methamphetamine inside her purse. police say they searched the vehicle and made contact with the passenger, Tiffany Houchens, who was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

E-town man takes plea deal

A 25 year-old Elizabethtown man, has accepted a plea deal on sex offense charges. Ernest Wilson III was indicted last year on a first-degree sodomy charge. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree sexual abuse involving a child younger than 12. The plea agreement calls for Wilson to serve seven years in prison, register for 20 years as a sex offender, be on five-year post incarceration supervision and undergo sex offender treatment. Wilson was arrested August 3rd, 2018 after Kentucky State Police received a complaint he had fondled a then 8 year-old child. He has been lodged in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest. Formal sentencing in the case is October 15th.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Two women arrested for shoplifting

Two area women were arrested Tuesday night by Elizabethtown Police and charged with stealing more than $600 worth of items form Academy Sports+Outdoors. 55 year-old Deborah Mayo, of New Haven, and 61 year-old Vickie Mayo, of Hodgenville, each were charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting more than $500 and less than $10,000. According to arrests citations, Academy store employees noticed the women placing items into bags inside the store around 9:00 p.m. and walking out of the store with no intent of paying for them. The value of the items was $615.92. Vickie Mayo was charged with tampering with physical evidence and first-degree promoting contraband, first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, and first offense prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container. Both women are being held in lieu of $5,000 bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Co-conspirator arraignment in murder plot

An arraignment has been re-set for a co-conspirator in a murder plot. Antonio Wilson has been indicted for murder by complicity, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse in the February murder of Smajo Miropija at a business on Porter Pike in Bowling Green.  Wilson fled to the Philippines and has been extradicted back to the US. Wilson was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail Sunday afternoon. His arraignment is now scheduled for August 12th.  

 

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Additional lighting at Veterans Outer Loop

Members of the Infrastructure Committee of the Glasgow Common Council voted Monday to unanimously move forward with adding lighting at two intersections of the Veterans Outer Loop. The plans would add lights along the loop at Columbia Avenue/Edmonton Road (U.S. 68-Ky. 80) and at North Jackson Highway (U.S. 31-E) for safety measures. Department of Public Works Superintendent Roger Simmons said it would add roughly $7,680 per year in costs. Simmons said that because the intersections are at state-maintained highways, he will need to apply for a permit from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which allows local governments to install lighting along such roadways once they obtain a permit.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Franklin man shot and killed

A Franklin Kentucky man has died after being shot multiple times Monday night. Franklin Police say the shooting occurred on Brevard Street. It was confirmed that Tipton C. Gamble was shot multiple times. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Bowling Green sexual abuse arrests

A Bowling Green man and woman have been indicted for rape, sodomy, sex abuse and more against a juvenile. The indictment says 72 year-old Jerry N. Cline is charged with three counts of sodomy, two counts of rape, two counts of sexual abuse and one count of promoting human trafficking. 33 year-old Latrisha Faye LeGrand is accused of complicity to those same charges. The incidents are alleged to have occurred between October 1st, 2017 and January 11, 2019. Both have been lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Shoplifter arrested at Walmart

A Glasgow woman has been arrested at Walmart.  Glasgow police responded to Walmart off Happy Valley Road Saturday in reference to a shoplifting complaint.  Following an investigation, police arrested 46 year-old Kristy Howard after finding hydrocodone, along with stolen items, which were returned to the store. Howard was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified), prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container (first offense) and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property under $500.  Howard was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center but has since been released on a $2,500 surety bond.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Hart County Sheriff's Office moving

The Hart County Sheriff's Office will be moving to their new location at 100 Main Street in Munfordville in the former Dobson Pontiac building.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, August 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Big Clifty child pornography case

A Big Clifty man is expected to be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court as part of a plea agreement, a little more than a year after he was charged with 24 felony counts of child pornography. 39 year-old Brad Allen Harney, accepted a 10 year sentence following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. He was arrested August 2nd, 2018 by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch. He was charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and four counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor - all Class D felonies punishable upon conviction by one to five years in prison. He agreed to plead guilty to a five-year sentence on possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and five years on the distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor charges. Harney will be eligible for parole after serving 20% of his sentence - two years.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Metcalfe County Sheriff passes away

According to Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, the current Metcalfe County Sheriff Ricky Brooks has passed away. According to his obituary, Sheriff Brooks was 40 years-old. He died Saturday at his home. A go-fund-me page says Sheriff Brooks was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018. In lieu of flowers, the obituary states that memorial contributions can be made to the VA Bone Marrow Transplant Section in Nashville.

 

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

Drug arrest made in Columbia Thursday

Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call Wednesday regarding a possible stolen tractor trailer vehicle traveling on Cumberland Parkway in Columbia. An officer eventually located the vehicle at Walmart. After making contact with the driver, 55 year-old Lawrence Johnson, of Indianapolis, police conducted a search. A large amount of a white crystal-like substance was found, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Johnson was arrested and charged with DUI, first offense (aggravating circumstance); first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also charged with a number of traffic offenses. Johnson was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Mechanical Issue cause of fire

The cause of a fire at Hollander Sleep Products in Munfordville has been determined.  Fire and Rescue have confirmed the cause of Tuesday night's fire was a mechanical issue.  The arson investigation is complete. Fire departments responded to the scene at the Hart County location after receiving multiple reports of a warehouse fire affecting Hollander Sleep Products. The fire was contained.  A recent announcement stated the plant would be shutting down in August.

 

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Russellville man arrested for impersonating firefighter

A Russellville man has been arrested for impersonating a firefighter. The Barren County Sheriff's Office received complaints Wednesday that 30-year-old Trenton Powell was responding to calls with Fire Departments all over the county. Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of a collision on Morrison Park Road in Glasgow where Powell was at. Powell stated that he was with the East Barren Volunteer Fire Department. After an investigation, Powell admitted that he was not a member of the fire department. Powell was arrested and charged with Impersonating a Public Servant, Colored Flashing Lights within 100 feet of a highway, Possession/Use of radio that sends/receive police messages, and Improper Parking Firelane/Block Traveled Portion of Highway. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Hart County awarded Discretionary Funds

ELIZABETHTOWN Ky. (Aug. 1, 2019) – At today’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting, Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid announced $454,611 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Doc Speevack Road, Jim Thompson Road, Terry Bastin Road, Perkins Cemetery Road, Rowletts Cave Springs Road and Hatcher Valley Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes and raveling. The investment supports Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

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

Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

“On behalf of the citizens of Hart County, we thank Governor Bevin, Secretary Thomas and Commissioner Gray Tomblyn for this additional money to fund critical improvements to Hart County’s road system,” said Judge-Executive Choate. “With these funds, we will have safer roads and promote more economic development.”

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

“I would like to extend my appreciation to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Governor Bevin for prioritizing local roadway maintenance and repair,” said Sen. Stephen Meredith. “I look forward to improved quality and safety conditions for drivers in Hart County.”

Renewed roads will benefit residents of approximately 50 homes and two businesses.

“I’m pleased to see Hart County receive almost half a million dollars in funding for road maintenance,” said Rep. Bart Rowland. “By resurfacing, we’ll see smoother roads and safer traffic in these areas.”

Hart County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for these projects.

Resurfacing work will address:

·         Doc Speevack Road (County Road 1387), 1.3 miles

·         Jim Thompson Road (County Road 1286), 0.7 mile

·         Terry Bastin Road (County Road 1147), 0.95 mile

·         Perkins Cemetery Road (County Road 1030), 0.79 mile

·         Rowletts Cave springs Road (County Road 1238), 1 mile

·         Hatcher Valley Road (County Road 1258), 1 mile

 

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT  MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. JAY WOODS, PASTOR OF CAMPGROUND METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 205 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  SHERIFF JEFF WILSON GAVE THE SHERIFF'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDED THE COURT ACCEPT THE BIDS FOR THE FOUR OLD SHERIFF'S CRUISERS. THE COURT APPROVED THE REQUEST.  THE COURT APPROVED  TO PAY REX FOSTER $5,450 FOR BUILDING NEW CABINETS FOR THE NEW SHERIFF'S OFFICE. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, GRAY TOMBLYN II, COMMISSIONER OF DEPARTMENT OF RURAL MUNICIPAL AID FROM GOVERNOR BEVIN'S OFFICE, PRESENTED THE COUNTY WITH A CHECK FOR $454,000 TO BLACKTOP SIX COUNTY ROADS. THE COURT THEN APPROVED THE 1ST READING TO RENAME AETNA FURNACE ROAD, APPOINTED BILL BELT AND KAY WRIGHT TO LIBRARY BOARD TERM ENDING 2023, BUDGET TRANSFER #2, BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, 1ST READING FOR 35 MPH FOR ONE MILE OF ROWLETTS CAVE SPRINGS ROAD BEGINNING AT HIGHWAY 335, RESOLUTION FOR RURAL SECONDARY BRIDGE FUNDS. THE COURT SIGNED  AN AGREEMENT WITH KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET FOR BRIDGE FUNDS, ADVERTISE FOR 2 CULVERTS FOR 2 BRIDGES, MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET FOR RESURFACING VARIOUS COUNTY ROADS, APPROVED STATE BID PRICE OF $56,548 FOR JOHN DEERE TRACTOR FROM WRIGHTS IMPLEMENT, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATE REQUEST.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Hart County Bicentennial guided tour

Join Magistrate Ronald Riordan on a guided tour from Hardyville to Monroe, discovering some of the people, places and events which have shaped the history of the 3rd District. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial School and transportation will be provided from there to other destinations. Lunch will also be provided. On the tour, you'll see remnants of the little river town of Oceola, have lunch at one of the oldest churches still in existence in Hart County, learn how the community of Monroe almost became the county seat, discover where the last recorded Indian raid occurred in Hart County and hear stories about the Pascal and Hardyville communities and more. The tour is free, but registration is necessary for transportation and lunch arrangements. To register, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Sonora man released from hospital and arrested

A Sonora man is facing a multitude of charges. 35 year-old Joshua Logsdon was indicted in April and has been hospitalized since February 26th after a high speed pursuit in Elizabethtown. Logsdon was shot multiple times by police officers after displaying a firearm after the pursuit and was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tues­day morning in Hardin Circuit Court on several charges, including criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer and first-degree robbery, as well as fleeing and evading police. Logsdon is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Fire at Hollander Sleep Products

Just before midnight, calls were received concerning a warehouse fire and three fire departments were sent to the scene. The Munfordville Fire Department Chief says the fire at the plant was contained. Investigators have yet to determine what caused the fire. Plant Manager John Trousdale said he suspects the cause of the fire could be an air compressor and that the plant will be closed for the remainder of the week.  Officials recently

announced that plant would be permanently closing in August.

 

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Warren County man charged with burglary

The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to Browning Road due to a complaint of a burglary from a photography studio. The victim advised that the value of the stolen items was around $11,000. The sheriff's office says the victim stated that there was video surveillance of the incident along with suspected burglary tools that were found. Warren County Deputies and a Bowling Green Police Department detective identified the man in the surveillance video as Earon Giorgio. Giorgio was located and questioned Wednesday. He was arrested and charged with third degree burglary and other related crimes. Giorgio was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, August 1st, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Judge/Executive to sign auction agreement with Jim Wood Auction to sell Solid Waste Truck, to sign agreement with KY Transport Cabinet for Rural Secondary Funding for CB01 bridge funds, approve to advertise for bids for two culverts per the CB01 bridge fund and approve the purchase of John Deere Tractor 5090E at state bid price.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Shots fired at Mammoth Cave

A weekend camping trip in Back Country at Mammoth Cave National Park turned into a dramatic event for one couple. The campers were awakened in the middle of the night to strange noises and were met with an individual saying that something had destroyed their campsite. Brad Ginn, one of the campers, said the individual told them that this was Bigfoot country. According to camper Madelyn Durand, the man said he hoped they had weapons and then flashed a gun at them. The couple then decided to head back to their tent but moments later heard gun shots. They dialed 9-1-1 and hiked 5 miles back to their car in the parking lot to meet up with the Park Rangers. Mammoth Cave's Public Information Officer Molly Schroer stated "Mammoth Cave National Park Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a reporting of an individual with a firearm in one of our back country camp sites in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 28th. The Rangers made contact with all the parties involved. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Two arrested in Edmonson County

Two people have been arrested in Edmonson County. Edmonson County Deputies responded to a rolling domestic disturbance involving a possibly intoxicated driver on Mammoth Cave Road Saturday. Deputies found the alleged vehicle at the Minit Mart in Brownsville and both occupants admitted to having been in an argument. Officials say the driver of the vehicle, Jadah Hopkins was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the

Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., (1st offense) and License to be In Possession. She was transported to the Hart County Jail. The passenger in the vehicle, Jeremy Hopkins, did not comply with his hands visible and resisted arrest. Hopkins was restrained by police and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place (1st & 2nd offense) and resisting arrest. He was additionally charged with Attempted Escape, 3rd Degree, after trying to escape from the Edmonson County Deputy Jailer’s transport vehicle while en-route to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Collision Involving Fire Truck Results in Injuries

Bonnieville, KY ( July 30, 2019)- Tuesday evening at 04:14 pm (CST) the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a two vehicle injury collision that had occurred southbound on Interstate 65 near the 65 mile marker. Troopers from KSP Post 3 responded to the scene.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that an uninvolved non-injury collision had occurred near the 65 mile marker of Interstate 65 and Munfordville Fire Department was dispatched to respond. Charles Jones (37) of Munfordville, KY was operating a 2008 Kenworth fire truck owned by Munfordville Fire Department, equipped with red emergency lights and sirens that were activated. Hardeep S. Gill (32) of Windsor, Ontario, who was operating a 2019 Volvo semi-truck and trailer, failed to see the fire truck and the activated emergency equipment, striking it in the rear drivers side causing the vehicle to overturn.

Charles Jones and passenger, Jeremy Reynolds (42) of Munfordville, were transported to Caverna Hospital where they were treated and released for injuries sustained in the collision. Hardeep S. Gill was not injured but was cited for the following charges:

· Failure to give right of way to emergency vehicle

· Failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle

The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Michael Murray. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Munfordville Fire Department, Hart County Emergency Management, Bonnieville Fire Department, Horse Cave Fire Department and Hart County EMS. No further information is available for release at this time.

The Kentucky State Police would like to remind motorist to reduce speed and move over when approaching emergency vehicles with activated lights.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Ed to be held on Wednesday, July 31st, at 8:30 a.m. The agenda will include a motion to approve the field trip request.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Alvaton woman arrested for burglary

An Alvaton woman has been arrested in a burglary. As the Warren County Sheriff's Office was on the way Monday to a home on Vance Lane, dispatch told them a male had left the home and that the caller was following them until they lost sight of the suspect. Deputies said when they arrived at the home, the victim told them someone was still there. According to the report, a suspect was seen running into a nearby field. Deputies said the suspect was Kristin Joy Whiting, of Alvaton, and she was arrested for Burglary, 2nd degree. The report said other suspects have been identified and the investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Hart County Bicentennial guided tour

Join Magistrate Ronald Riordan on a guided tour from Hardyville to Monroe, discovering some of the people, places and events which have shaped the history of the 3rd District. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial School and transportation will be provided from there to other destinations. Lunch will also be provided. On the tour, you'll see remnants of the little river town of Oceola, have lunch at one of the oldest churches still in existence in Hart County, learn how the community of Monroe almost became the county seat, discover where the last recorded Indian raid occurred in Hart County and hear stories about the Pascal and Hardyville communities and more. The tour is free, but registration is necessary for transportation and lunch arrangements. To register, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Area schools will soon be in session

Area students will be heading back to school soon. Motorists are urged to allow extra time for the morning and afternoon drive for student pickup and drop offs.  The 1st day for Hart County and Caverna students will be Tuesday, August 13th. Barren County students will head back Wednesday, August 14th, and Metcalfe County goes back to school August 26th.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

One arrested after motorcycle crash

A Barren County crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup in is under investigation. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident at the intersection of Caney Fork Road and Gillon Road Sunday night. According to police, 23-year-old Corey Sherfey, of Etoile, was traveling south on Caney Fork Road on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when 44-year-old James Moore, of Fountain Run, pulled into Sherfey’s path. Moore was driving a 2004 Dodge Dakota. Sherfey was flown from T. J. Samson Hospital to the University of Louisville Hospital.  19-year-old Jeremy Anderson, who was in Moore’s vehicle, was flown from T. J. Samson Hospital to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Moore was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; and first degree assault. Moore was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 

Two men sought in robbery investigation

Police in Warren County are searching for two men in a robbery investigation. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to Five Star in Bowling Green Saturday evening after a Bowling Green woman said she had been robbed. Kara Michele Ghee told police she was robbed at gunpoint at Warren East High School. According to Ghee, two black men approached her car, where she was parked in the school's parking lot waiting on her son. According to police, Ghee says she saw one of the men approach the right side of her car before the other man approached the driver side door. The man asked to use her phone, which she declined. He then opened her car

door and tried to pull her out of the vehicle. Police say the accomplice tried to get Ghee’s purse from the car. One of the men pulled a gun on her.  The men were in a silver/ grey older model four door car, where they allegedly ran a traffic light and turned onto Glasgow Road.  The men are described as two black males. One is heavy set with short hair and was wearing a maroon colored button up t-shirt with blue jeans. The second man had a thin build and was starting dreads in his hair. He was wearing a gray zip up hoody style sweat jacket with blue jeans. Police say Ghee's phone was located in the school parking lot.  Her purse was found in a ditch off Glasgow Road near an Interstate 65 crossover ramp, with about $40 cash taken from it.  An investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Warren County crash injures Franklin man

Warren County Sheriff Deputies responded to an accident Saturday at the intersection of Morgantown Road and I-165. Deputies found a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Mitsubishi Outlander involved. The driver of the motorcycle, 51 year-old Randal Miller, of Franklin, sustained serious injuries. He was treated by first responders and then flown to Skyline Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition. The driver of the Mitsubishi, 59 year-old George Hampton, and a his passenger, 54 year-old Carol Hampton, both of Bowling Green, were not injured. Deputies say Miller had failed to stop at the signal and hit the SUV in the rear drivers side. Barren River Fire Department and Med Center EMS also responded.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Arrest in Hardin County after pursuit

A Louisville man was arrested Friday night after leading state police on a high-speed pursuit on North Dixie Highway that ended when he collided with a concrete median near the Ky. 44 intersection in West Point. According to a citation, police pursued 40 year-old Richard Bloyd after he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of 31-W and Walmart Way in Radcliff. Bloyd drove at speeds of over 120 mph during the pursuit and nearly struck multiple vehicle, including Muldraugh police officer's cruiser. When state police apprehended Bloyd, he reportedly admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine. Police then found about $650 in cash, two scales, a box of small plastic bags and about one gram of methamphetamine in his possession. Bloyd has been charged with multiple felonies, including three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree fleeing or evading police. He also has been charged with several traffic-related misdemeanors. Bloyd currently is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Bowling Green woman dies in tractor collision

KSP have identified the victim of a collision in Alvaton that occurred Saturday morning. They say the accident involved a Chevy SUV and a tractor, and occurred on Scottsville Road near the intersection of Mt. Lebanon Road. After investigating, police say 67 year-old Garry L. Willoughby, of Alvaton, had been driving southbound on a tractor, while towing a piece of agriculture equipment. 34 year-old Megan M. Davidson, of Bowling Green,  had been driving a Chevy Tahoe, also on the southbound side. They say Davidson's car struck the rear of Willoughby's vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. Willoughby was taken to Tristar Skyline for his injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Tennessee man killed in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Burkesville has claimed the life of a Tennessee man. Kentucky State Police say 63-year-old Roger Spivey, of Celina, Tenn., was attempting to turn left from KY-90, when 79-year-old Leslie Thrasher, of

Burkesville, struck Spivey’s truck on the driver side with his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Thrasher was taken to the Cumberland County Hospital where he later died. Thrasher was wearing a helmet.  Spivey and a passenger were not injured, according to a news release.

 

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Friday, July 26th, 2019

New principal at Caverna Middle School

Caverna Middle School has introduced a new principal. A meet and greet was held at the school Thursday afternoon for Frank Beauchamp. Beauchamp has previously taught at Caverna Elementary School. He replaces Barry Nesbitt, who stepped down as principal after accepting a position with Nelson County Schools.

 

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Friday, July 26th, 2019

Cave City has a new police chief

Darrell Butler was named Cave City's new police chief Thursday afternoon at a special called city council meeting. Butler has been with the police department for eight years. His law enforcement career began in Burkesville. Mayor Dwayne Hatcher said there is a six months probation period at which time Butler's job performance would be evaluated. Butler is filling a vacancy left by Terrill Riley's termination in May.

 

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Friday, July 26th, 2019

Barren County teen found safe

A missing Barren County teenage girl has been found. The Barren County Sheriff's Office had been searching for a missing teenage girl Thursday. 14 year-old Miracle Delaney walked away from Spectrum Care Academy on North Jackson Highway around 2:30 p.m. and was reportedly barefoot.  Delaney was located shortly after 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Park City woman dies in motorcycle crash

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic collision, with injury, at US68/80 E and the intersection of Old Mayfield Mill Rd. A white, GMC pickup truck operated by James Ferguson 25 of Glasgow was eastbound and had stopped to make a left turn onto Old Mayfield Mill Rd, when a black, Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Kristie M. Hendricks 49 of Park City, struck the rear of the GMC pickup. After striking the rear of the pickup truck, the motorcycle went into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with a semi, which was traveling west on US 68/80.  Hendricks was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroners office. No other injuries were reported.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Three arrested in Columbia

Columbia Police say on Wednesday evening, they conducted a traffic stop on Fairground Street just before the intersection of Campbellsville Street. They say a brief search of the vehicle led to drug related charges, as well as execution of an indictment warrant and various traffic violations. 41 year-old Brant Lane, of Columbia, was charged with a total of four traffic violations including possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle. A passenger, 29 year-old Jonathan Richard, of Jamestown, was taken into custody with an active indictment warrant from Russell Springs. Another passenger, 21 year-old Amber Taylor, of Russell Springs, was found to be in possession of paraphernalia as well as 26 grams of methamphetamine. She was taken into custody and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, 1st offense. All three were lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision In Larue County

A fatal collision in Larue County is being investigated by Kentucky State Police. KSP  Post 4 Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision in Larue County Wednesday night after receiving a call from Larue County Dispatch. The collision occurred near 3857 Tanner Road (known as KY 357).  The preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford 350 was traveling south on KY 357, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the center line before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. According to witnesses, the vehicle burst into flames on impact. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Larue County Coroner’s office and was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification. The identity of the driver will be released after positive identification and notification of next of kin.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Fordsville man arrested for sexual abuse

A Fordsville man has been arrested on sexual abuse charges. 37 year-old Seth R. Stiff is charged with multiple felonies. The arrest comes after KSP launched an investigation in April of this year, after allegations were made that suggested Stiff had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a child. KSP presented the investigation to the Ohio County Grand Jury who ultimately issued the indictment warrants. He was charged with Rape, 1st degree and Sodomy, 1st degree (victim under 12 years old), 2 counts of Incest and 4 counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree (victim under 12 years old). Stiff was taken to the Ohio County Detention Center. Cash bond was set at $250,000.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Park City woman killed in motorcycle crash

A Park City woman has been killed in a motorcycle crash. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday to a traffic collision, with injury at US68/80E and the intersection of Old Mayfield Mill Road. A white GMC pickup truck operated by 25 year-old James Ferguson, of Glasgow, was eastbound and had stopped to make a left turn onto Old Mayfield Mill Road, when a black Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by 49 year-old Kristie M. Hendricks, of Park City, struck the rear of the GMC pickup. After striking the rear of the pickup, the motorcycle traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with a semi, which was traveling west on US 68/80. Hendricks was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. No other injuries were reported.

 

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on sodomy charges

A Glasgow woman has been arrested on numerous sodomy charges. Police say 69-year-old Shirley Jean Vickery was taken into custody Friday and charged with 10 counts of first degree sodomy. Vickery was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and being held on a $25,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court July 29th at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Warren County vandalism arrest

Authorities in Warren County have arrested a man for vandalizing a speed sign. Police say a speed sign was placed in the 2800 block of Plum Springs Road due to ongoing speeding complaints. According to police, a speed trailer was beaten and had been pushed over. A home surveillance video appeared to show a man beating the trailer with a hammer. 29-year-old Foster Buchanan, of Bowling Green, later admitted to the crime. Buchanan was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third offense; possession of marijuana; and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Buchanan was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Missing Logan County teen found safe

A missing Logan County teen has been found.  The Logan County Sheriff's Office says Emily Sadler has been found and is safe. Authorities say the 13 year-old left the area of Stephanie Road Monday night. No further information was released.

 

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Larue County Death Investigation

Kentucky State Police Post 4 has released the names of two of the deceased victims that were found at the River Road residence in the Roanoke Community of Larue County. One of the victims has been identified as Nicole Murray (39) of New Haven. The other victim has been identified as Brittany Wilson (33) of Louisville, who was found dismembered in a freezer at the same River Road residence from an incident that had occurred sometime before July 22nd in Jefferson County.

KSP believes that Nicole Murray was a victim of a domestic situation in which she was shot twice and as a result died at the scene on River Road. It was determined that the suspect, after killing Murray, notified a family member and confessed to killing both Murray and Wilson before taking their own life. Based on evidence found at the River Road residence and information obtained from the family member, KSP notified Louisville Metro Police who in turn began a death investigation with assistance from KSP Post 4. LMPD and KSP’s search of a residence at 6004 Ashby Lane where able to confirm that in fact Wilson was murdered at the Ashby Lane residence, on a unknown date before July 22nd. The investigation into Wilson’s murder is being handled by LMPD’s Homicide Unit.

KSP believes the suspect (the third deceased), after killing Murray and speaking with a relative by phone, set the residence on fire before taking their own life. KSP is awaiting positive identification from the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office before the name can be released. The investigation into the two deaths that occurred in Larue County is on-going by KSP Post 4.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

E-town man charged in strangulation

An Elizabethtown man was arrested and charged Sunday night with first-degree strangulation. 28 year-old Brian Baker Jr. faces between five and 10 years in prison, if convicted on the charge. According to an arrest citation, Elizabethtown police were contacted and responded to a mobile home on Woodland Drive. When police arrived, a woman said she had been strangled by husband. Police observed redness around the lower part of the woman’s neck, the report stated. Baker was arrested at 8:57 p.m. by EPD officers. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Aug. 2 in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Chicago residents arrested in E-town

Four Chicago residents were arrested Sunday afternoon after reportedly snatching a purse and wallet and then using a stolen debit card to purchase more than $2,300 in gift cards at the Walmart in Elizabethtown.
Reena Abdelmuhdi, 31, Shar­eese Johnson, 36, Maurice Perry, 56, and Timothy Smalley, 55, all are charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; fraudulent use of a credit card more than $500 and less than $10,000, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, and theft by unlawful taking, purse snatching less than $500.  Johnson and Smalley also are charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to an arrest citation, the four made one gift card purchase for $1,052.36 at Walmart and a second for $1,241.21.  Elizabethtown Police Depart­ment spokesman Chris Denham said a man and a woman had their wallet and a purse taken from them at Cracker Barrel in Elizabethtown.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Missing Logan County teenager

The Logan County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing teenager that is said to have left the area of Stephanie Rd. Monday night. 13 year-old Emily Sadler was last seen Monday night wearing black shorts and a black top. According to authorities, she has shoulder length blonde hair, blue eyes, and is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 105 lbs. If you have any information about her whereabouts or any information that may help locate her, please contact Logan County Central Dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested

A Bowling Green man was arrested on Monday after allegedly trying to run over his mother. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says when they arrived to a home on Lamplighter Drive, they found Matthew Harr standing over his mother, who was under the bushes next to the garage. Linda Harr told deputies that her son had assaulted her and attempted to run her over, and that she had to roll under the bush by the garage to avoid being hit. She also told deputies Harr had struck her car and told her he was going to kill her after assaulting her. According to the report, Linda Harr said her son had been drinking before the incident, and she didn't want him at the home. She had an apparent injury to her left arm and to the left side of her face under her eye, but she refused to go to the hospital. The report said a neighbor witnessed Matthew Harr beating his mother in the driveway as she was laying on the ground, and that the neighbor saw Harr strike his mother with his backhand. The neighbor also told deputies he heard Matthew Harr state four times that he was going to kill his mother. He was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Girlfriend accused in stabbing

A Bowling Green woman was arrested Sunday after being accused of stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute. The Bowling Green Police Department says while on their way to a reported disturbance at an apartment on Rockcreek Drive, they were updated by dispatch that a caller said a man was screaming to call the cops, but a woman was screaming at him to shut up. The caller said the man couldn't move but the woman was shouting at him to get in a car. Police say when they arrived at the apartment they found Darrian Scott holding towels around the leg of her boyfriend, Richard Decker. Decker told police he had stab wounds on his leg and hand.  Police say Scott told them during an altercation she had gone to the kitchen to get a knife and then began shoving Decker towards the front door, trying to get him to leave. Scott told police that she and Decker fell on the couch, which resulted in the stab wound. Scott said she put the knife in the sink and got a towel. Scott told police Decker told her to call police, but she wanted to put him in her car and take him to the hospital. Scott was arrested and charged with first degree assault, domestic violence.

 

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Green River Ferry Service Reopens until July 29th

The Green River Ferry reopened to all vehicular traffic today, Tuesday, July 23. Ferry service had been temporarily suspended due to low water, but the recent rains have raised the water level enough for the service to resume.

Ferry service will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, July 29th, in order to complete the Green River Ferry ramp improvement projects which should allow the ferry to operate in low water conditions. The ramp improvements will close the ferry operation and portions of the Green River Ferry Road to all vehicular traffic until November 15. 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, July 23rd, 2019

Munfordville man killed in crash

A single vehicle crash in Grayson County has claimed the life of a Munfordville man. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash Friday near Clarkson shortly after 7:30 a.m.  64 year-old Dennis Ray Rucker, of Munfordville, was driving on Ky. 88, when his pickup ran off the road, traveled down an embankment and struck a tree.  Rucker was pronounced dead by the Grayson County Coroner.  EMS and the Wax Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Third body discovered in Larue County

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers and detectives respond to a shooting in Larue County that later lead detectives to a residence in Jefferson County. The investigation from the earlier incident on River Road in LaRue County led to the discovery of a third deceased person on the property. Detectives are currently investigating this death as a separate but related, incident. The investigation has led detectives to a residence in Jefferson County located at 6004 Ashby Lane in Louisville where a second scene is being processed by KSP Post 4 and Louisville Metro Police Department. The names of the victims are being withheld until an autopsy by the Kentucky Medical examiner’s office can be performed and notification can be made to next of kin. More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Glasgow man killed on I-65

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green, received a call of a two vehicle injury collision involving a motorcycle and a commercial vehicle, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The collision had occurred northbound, near the 20 mile marker of Interstate 65. Post 3 Troopers responded to the scene of the collision. The preliminary investigation indicated that 32 year-old Cody J. Glass, of Glasgow, was operating a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle and was traveling northbound on I-65 when his vehicle struck the rear of a commercial vehicle. The commercial vehicle, a 2007 Kenworth semi-truck and trailer combination, was being operated by 42 year-old Thomas J. Baker, of AL, and was also northbound on I-65. Cody Glass was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. No other injuries were reported in the collision. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Metcalfe County

Deputy Logan Richardson was on patrol Thursday in the Summer Shade community of Metcalfe County, when he observed a 1990 Chevy pickup traveling on Goodluck Church Road. Deputy Richardson recognized the operator as Christopher "Dylan" Conrad, a known fugitive from justice. Deputy Richardson attempted to stop Conrad on Ky 90 near the intersection of KY 163, but Conrad fled in his vehicle. Ultimately, the pursuit ended in a corn field adjacent to KY 640 where Conrad fled on foot, but was apprehended. A juvenile passenger was released to their parents. Conrad was charged with: fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle and on foot), 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, criminal mischief, 3rd, degree, speeding 20 mph over the limit, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, disregarding a stop sign (2 counts), failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, operating on a suspended operator's license, failure to or improper signal (7 counts), and failure to wear a seatbelt. Conrad was also served with outstanding arrest warrants from Metcalfe Circuit Court for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. He was also served with outstanding arrest warrants from Monroe Circuit Court for burglary, 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and theft by unlawful taking, over $500. Conrad was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested for shoplifting

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on shoplifting charges. The crime occurred late Thursday afternoon at the Dollar General on East 6th Street. A store employee told police that 60 year-old Stephen Sims left the store with stolen merchandise. According to an arrest citation, Sims then struck the employee with his vehicle when she tried to stop him from leaving. The employee was treated at the scene for pain to her stomach and leg. Police later caught up with Sims. Officers said he admitted to shoplifting. Sims is charged with first-degree robbery. Sims was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Turn lane improvement project in Bowling Green

A project to improve turn lanes on U.S. 231 Morgantown Road at the intersection with U.S. 68 Veterans Memorial Lane in Bowling Green is expected to begin tonight.

Crews are expected to close both left turn lanes on U.S. 231 Morgantown to mill and replace the pavement starting at 7 p.m. Both turn lanes will be closed until Sunday. Only one turn lane can be completed this weekend and it is expected the other turn lane will be done next weekend.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Missing Tennessee boy found in Bowling Green

A one-year-old boy missing from Tennessee has been found in Bowling Green. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Lachlan Thomas Capo went missing from Putnam County, Tennessee Wednesday. He had last been seen with Margot Walker. Lachlan was found safe in Bowling Green Thursday.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested in Glasgow

A Horse Cave man was arrested Thursday in Glasgow. Glasgow Police say after a traffic stop on Happy Valley Road, a passenger in a vehicle, Eric Denton, of Horse Cave, fled the scene on foot, but was apprehended.  Denton was arrested and charged with menacing; second degree fleeing or evading police (on foot); second degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; resisting arrest; tampering with physical evidence; trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (fewer than two grams of methamphetamine); theft of identity of another without consent; and giving an officer false identifying information. Denton was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 19th, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning issued through Sunday

South Central Kentucky is in an excessive heat warning through Sunday. With temperatures hitting the 90's and muggy air sending the heat index values soaring to nearly 110 degrees every afternoon. Jim Williams, with Med Center EMS, says if you have to be outdoors, you need to stay hydrated. "You can prepare yourself ahead of time if you know you're going to be working outside or in a hot environment by taking in enough fluids," explained Williams. "Especially fluids that have electrolytes, like sports drinks - they're really good because when you're sweating, you're losing not just the moisture, but also those electrolytes." Williams says losing electrolytes leads to cramps, feeling weak and eventually can cause changes in one's level of consciousness.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART  COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY, JULY 18TH, IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO.  D. L. TALLEY ,  PASTOR OF HARDYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 185 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  ROAD, MAINTENANCE  BUILDING/ELECTRICAL REPORTS WERE GIVEN AND SHERIFF JEFF WILSON ASKED TO COURT TO SELL 4 OLD SHERIFFS' CRUISERS.  THE COURT APPROVED HIS REQUEST.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS, 2019/20 PAY SCALE, JUDGE TO SIGN LEASE AGREEMENT FOR LEASE OF 2 SOLID WASTE TRUCKS, RESOLUTION FOR FLEX FUNDS FOR COUNTY ROADS, RURAL SECONDARY FUNDING OF $250,000 FOR COUNTY ROADS, ANDREW HOUK TO THE INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY TO FINISH ELROY LARIMORE'S TERM ENDING 12/21, MOVED LIBRARY APPOINTMENTS TO AUGUST 1ST MEETING, MAGISTRATES REQUEST, AND APPROVED HIRING JAN THOMPSON FOR PART TIME OFFICE HELP AT $11.25 PER HOUR.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Two arrested in child abuse investigation

A child abuse investigation in Bowling Green has led to the arrests of two people. According to KSP, an investigation began July 12th when a juvenile arrived at a Franklin hospital with injuries. Police say 35-year-old Kyna Leann Latham and 23-year-old Shelton M. Rice were arrested on charges relating to first degree criminal abuse of a child, 12 years or younger.  Police say the child was in the care of Latham and Rice. Latham and Rice were lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Missing Edmonson County teen found; one person arrested

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says missing teenager Zachery Shepard, of Brownsville, has been found safe and is home. Deputies say Shephard had gone to a relative’s house sometime Wednesday.

Authorities were contacted and Shephard was returned safely home. The 16 year-old was classified as a Missing Person by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office Monday evening. Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office received a tip Tuesday that Shephard had been seen at the Edmonson County Public Library. Surveillance confirmed the teen left the building as a passenger in a vehicle. The driver was identified as 38 year-old Crystal D. Shephard, of Bowling Green. Crystal Shephard was arrested at a residence in Warren County and charged with disorderly conduct and will also face charges of custodial interference. She was transported to the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Indiana man arrested for human trafficking

An Indiana man has been arrested in Bowling Green for human trafficking. Bowling Green Police conducted a traffic stop Friday which led to a human trafficking investigation by the office of the Attorney General. 54 year-old Shawn Floyd, of Indianapolis was detained and 12 minors were taken into protective custody. Floyd is charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and one count of controlled substance prescription not in the original container. Officials say Floyd brought Indiana children to Kentucky to sell candy for profit and forced the 12 minors to sleep in one hotel room with three adults. The minors were allegedly forced to purchase their own meals and water. The youngest minor was 11. Kentucky labor law requires a person to be at least 14 years old to be employed. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, July 19th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Glasgow teen still missing

More than a year since he was last seen, the Glasgow Police Department is trying to develop new leads in the disappearance of Cameron Key. Key has been missing since April 26th, 2018. When he went missing, Key was 16 years-old, 5'6" and 130 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Key, please contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Park City receives distillery project funding

City officials in park City are hoping to one day add their town to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Recently, city officials secured two different sources of funding for the project. Mayor Larry Poteet says the city secured $110,000 to be used to purchase the land and to clear it. He says the money can be used if the environmental survey comes back good. In addition, Poteet says the city secured a second source of funding, totaling $182,000 to be used for site development including water and sewer infrastructure. Officials are not disclosing where the site is, but they say it is 18 acres and the developer of the distillery is local.

 

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Louisville man arrested in Warren County

A Louisville man has been arrested in Warren County after a traffic stop Sunday. Kentucky State Police say 35 year-old Barry Adams was stopped near 28mm on I-65 southbound. Drugs were found in Adam's vehicle. He has been charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substances, second or greater offense (less than four grams of cocaine); first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense

(drug unspecified); possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and a number of other traffic

violations.  Adams was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Green County Fiscal Court awarded pavement funds

During Monday’s Green County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $412,700 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Hogards Chapel Road, Bramlett-Kemp Road, Despain Road, Old Caven Bend Road, and Aetna Grove Road.  Green County Judge-Executive John Frank identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county. The roads to be resurfaced are heavily traveled by agriculture equipment, tractor-trailers, school buses and passenger vehicles. The Green County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Two arrested in drive-by shooting

The Glasgow Police Department searched a home Wednesday on Tanglewood Drive in connection to a drive by shooting that occurred on July 1st on Roseville Road near Trojan Trail. During the search, police were able to locate hydrocodone, oxycodone and a shell casing that matched the casings at the scene of the shooting on July 1st. Police arrested Robert Christopher Farmer, of Glasgow, for assault and other drug related charges. On Friday, police also arrested a juvenile who police say fired the weapon during the shooting. The juvenile is being charged with assault and wanton endangerment. Farmer was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Shooting update in Russellville

Police are now adding the charges of attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon to the charges against 36 year-old Russell McCarley, Jr. Police say McCarley fired several rounds at Warren Bullard Saturday morning. Bullard was life-flighted to a hospital for his injuries. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McCarley, should call Logan County Crime Stoppers at 270-726-5050. He is considered armed and dangerous.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Warren County man arrested after pursuit

A Warren County man has been arrested on several charges. On Sunday, the Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on Jackson Bridge Road where a knife was displayed. Police say the suspect, Matthew Craft, left the scene while information was being gathered from the complainant. While on the way to the scene, a deputy passed the suspect's vehicle on Hammett Hill Road near Clarence Odell Road. Wire fencing was seen being dragged underneath the vehicle.  Craft refused to stop his veicle after emergency equipment had been activated, but soon stopped and fled on foot near Morgantown Road. Deputies arrested Craft in the woods behind a home in the area and charged him with several crimes including: DUI 2nd offense, driving on DUI suspended license, 1st offense, criminal mischief, 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree - motor vehicle and fleeing or evading police 2nd degree - on foot. Craft was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Cram the Cruiser at Horse Cave IGA

WLOC - Studio 101 will be broadcasting live Friday, July 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Horse Cave IGA parking lot to help local students with their back-to-school supplies. It's Cram the Cruiser time. The Hart County Sheriff's Department, Horse Cave Police and Kentucky State Police will be there.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Caverna Middle SBDM special called meetings

The Caverna Middle School SBDM will meet in two special called meetings on Tuesday, July 16th, at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, July 19th, at 9:30 a.m. at Caverna Central Office for principal interviews.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Edmonson County arrests two people

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people after a traffic stop. The stop began in Brownsville after a deputy pulled over Cody Browning for failing to use his turn signal. A drug-sniffing dog alerted the deputy, who performed a search and found hydrocodone, oxycodone, marijuana, meth and drug paraphernalia. Browning is facing three drug possession charges, as well as one charge of paraphernalia possession. Brandy Lindsey, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested on a charge of paraphernalia possession. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Breckinridge boy dead after hit and run

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a hit and run collision resulting in a fatality in Breckinridge County Saturday morning. At approximately 11:31 a.m., KSP Post 4 received a call from the Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office requesting KSP investigate a vehicle verses pedestrian collision near the 12,000 block of KY259 South. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Pontiac Torrent was traveling norht on KY259 south when the vehicle struck an 8 year-old male child that was standing at the edge of the roadway getting mail from the mailbox. The operator of the Torrent left the scene and was located by Trooper Brandon Brooks while he was in route to the collision scene, less than 13 minutes after KSP was notified. Trooper Brooks located the vehicle, matching the description given by witnesses, traveling south on KY737 (Lilac Road) near the Breckinridge/Grayson County line. The operator was identified as 35 year-old Bradley Mattingly, of Leitchfield, and he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless homicide. The Breckinridge County Coroner's Office pronounced the child deceased at the scene. KY259 south was temporarily closed while troopers reconstructed the collision. Mattingly was lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A traffic stop in Glasgow leads to a drug arrest. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on S L Rogers Wells Blvd in reference to an ongoing investigation. Consent was given to search the vehicle, where officers located drug paraphernalia and a firearm. Jaylen Stonerock, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Trafficking In Marijuana (Less than 8 oz) 1st Offense (Enhancement) and Drug Paraphernalia-

Buy/Possess.  Stonerock was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Warren County man arrested for assault

Deputies with the Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a report Friday of a domestic violence complaint at 209 Charlotte Drive. Upon arrival of deputies, it was determined that 32 year-old Thomas Moss, of Bowling Green, had barricaded himself inside the residence and was armed. Moss also had his 18 month-old daughter inside the residence with him. After hours of negotiations, Moss surrendered to deputies without incident. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Moss was charged with Assault, 4th degree, & Wanton Endangerment.

 

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Friday, July 12th, 2019

Cram the Cruiser School Supply event

Kentucky State Police Post 3 troopers will be stationed at several locations Friday across Edmonson and Barren Counties. They are asking for the public's help as they "Cram the Cruiser" with school supplies. The drive is looking for items like backpacks, composition books and folders. Kentucky State Police, Hart County Sheriff, and Horse Cave Police will host Cram the Cruiser Friday, July 19th, at the IGA parking lot in Horse Cave.

 

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Friday, July 12th, 2019

Bonnieville man arrested after pursuit

A 44 year-old Bonnieville man has been arrested after fleeing police. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police received a complaint Wednesday night of an intoxicated driver on 31-W in Bonnieville. Hart COunty Sheriff's Deputy, Jacob Hodges, located and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Steven Price, of Bonnieville, fled in the vehicle and as the pursuit neared Campground Road, Price exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, fleeing/evading police (1st degree) motor vehicle, fleeing/evading police (2nd degree) on foot, resisting arrest and promoting contraband, 2nd degree. Price was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Housefire death investigation in Morgantown

A housefire death investigation is underway in Morgantown. KSP Post in Bowling Green were contacted Wednesday afternoon by the Butler County Dispatch in regards to a fatal residential fire at 266 Granny's Rockhouse Road in Butler County. Several fire departments responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.  A deceased unidentified subject was discovered in the burnt residence. The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Officer for an autopsy. No foul play is suspected at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Pilot became disoriented in fatal 2017 crash

Federal investigators say a fatal 2017 plane crash in Barren County was due to the pilot becoming disoriented. The aircraft was being flown by Kentucky pilot Scott T. Foster and authorities say he wasn't rated to fly by instruments alone and entered an area where weather conditions would have required it. Foster was killed in the plane crash, along with his 15 year-old son; Noah, Kyle P. Stewart, who was a dentist, and Somerset Police Chaplain Doug Whitaker on November 12th, 2017.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Drug arrest in Glasgow

A weekend drug arrest was made Sunday after a police pursuit in Glasgow.  Glasgow Police Officer Andrew Moore observed 37 year-old Julio Alonso running south on McKenna Street from Glasgow Police Officer Allen Riddle. 

Alonso was arrested by the police officers on Rachel Court.  He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine) and for carrying a concealed weapon. Alonso was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for animal cruelty

A Glasgow man has been arrested for torture and cruelty to animals. Glasgow Police said in a report, that Animal Control Officers seized several chickens and a cat from a residence on Hidden Lake Road. Donnie R. Johnson, of Glasgow, is accused of putting acid on a dog to try and kill it.  The tortured dog had to be euthanized due to his injuries.  Johnson was charged with Torture Dog/Cat W/Serious Physical Injury Or Death, Cruelty To Animals-2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Glasgow Electric Plant Board Superintendent William "Billy" J. Ray, was injured in a bike accident Wednesday morning.  According to a news release, Ashley Case, of Glasgow, did not see Ray when she turned onto S. L. Rogers Wells Boulevard from Cleveland Avenue. Ray was on his bike, eastbound on Cleveland Avenue when he collided with Case's vehicle. Ray was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital for head injuries. Case was not injured.  Police say Ray has been transported to Vanderbilt Hospital for head injuries. Case was not injured.  Police are currently investigating the accident.

 

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Man's body has been identified

Kentucky State Police have identified a man who's body was found unresponsive the morning of July 8th.  The body of 59 year-old Charles Douglas Morton was located under the Scottsville Road overpass located at the 22 mile marker of I-65 southbound. His belongings were with him as well. An autopsy was performed at the Medical Examiner's Office. No foul play is suspected. However, the family of Morton has not been located at this time. If you have information regarding Morton's next of kin, please contact the Warren County Coroner's office at 270-843-3111.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Wide load restriction on section of I-165

A wide load restriction is in place on a section of Interstate 165 in both directions between Warren and Butler County. Northbound wide loads wider than 9 feet should use exit 7 at U.S. 231 Morgantown Road in Warren County and get back on I-165 in Butler County. Southbound wide loads wider than 9 feet should use exit 26 U.S. 231 Bowling Green Road in Butler County and get back on in Warren County. Alternate routes are also suggested.

A project to prepare I-165 for a major resurfacing project is underway and the reason for the wide load restrictions. Crews are working on the bridge deck on the bridge over Gasper River at mile marker 13.5. Lane closures should also be expected at different places along the route and at the bridge. The preparation project is expected to last 28 days. Once the preparation is complete the resurfacing project will begin.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Rowletts man arrested on burglary charges

Deputy Bruce Neville located and arrested 27 year-old Austin Atwell, of Rowletts, on Sunday. Atwell was arrested upon investigation and indictment for Burglary, 3rd degrees. Atwell was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Burglary items recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received credible intelligence over the weekend in regards to the location of stolen construction materials that had been burglarized from a residence being built in Grayson County. Hart County Sheriff and several Deputies arrived on Priceville Road, located and seized hundreds of items in relation to the burglary. Seized were European ceramic and porcelain tile, solid red oak hardwood, HVAC equipment, electrical panels and various other items in relation to construction. The victim in these crimes personally identified the items as his property. The estimate value of the items is $150,000. Once the items are inventoried for evidence, they will be returned to the owner in Grayson County. The investigation is ongoing and several arrests will be forthcoming.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Shelbyville man arrested in Hart County

Deputy Shields and Deputy Caleb Butler received a call Saturday of an assault with shots fired on Aetna Furnace Highway. Prior to and upon arrival, multiple suspects fled the scene and one person was detained by deputies. After an investigation, 3 rifles, Kevlar body armor and over 20 grams of Methamphetamine were located. Arrested was 27 year-old Christian A. Ward, from Shelbyville, on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine, 3 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and persistent felony offender, 1st. Ward was lodged in the Hart County Jail and no bond was granted. The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

 

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Hart County inmate captured after escaping

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call Tuesday at 11:54 a.m. from the Hart County Jail requesting assistance in locating an escaped inmate who had fled from a work detail. According to jail staff, an inmate, Cody D. Dubree, had gained access to a beige 1986 Nissan Pickup without consent and left the property located on Bluegrass Avenue in Hart County. At approximately 4:27 pm, Kentucky State Police Troopers located the 1986 Nissan pickup being operated on Mayhew Road in Barren County. A vehicle pursuit ensued that ended in a cornfield near a wooded area on the Barren and Edmonson County Line. A foot pursuit followed resulting in the capture of Cody Dubree. Dubree was taken into custody and has been lodged in the Hart County Jail. He now faces the following additional charges:

Theft by Unlawful Taking (automobile) $500 or more but under $10,000, Escape, 2nd Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot), Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree (Police Officer), Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree, Driving DUI Suspended License, 2nd Offense, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, and Resisting Arrest.

Dubree was taken into custody and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Two drug arrests at Glasgow Wal-mart

Two Scottsville men have been arrested at Glasgow Wal-mart on drug charges. Police say they searched a vehicle and located methamphetamine and a syringe. 26-year-old Steven Payne, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, second offense (methamphetamine).  Justin Carter, of Scottsville, was also arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine) and possession drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Plea agreement reached in bank robberies

A 47 year-old Bowling Green man, accused of robbing four banks, has reached a plea agreement in his case.  Decorise Major will be required to pay $20,618 in restitution and serve a yet-to-be-determined prison sentence.

Major was accused of participating in four bank heists in multiple states in a two-month period starting in September 2016, including an Elizabethtown Bank for about $3,000. Major also participated in taking about $13,000 from a Scottsville bank. He took $2,500 from a bank in Indiana and about $1,300 from a bank in Tennessee.  Each robbery carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Cave City Council receives economic development funding.

The Cave City Council was presented a $25,000 check Monday night to help fund economic development in Cave City. The check was presented to Mayor Dwayne Hatcher from Barren County Judge-Executive Micheal Hale. The fiscal court decided to split the $50,000 the county received this year. Hale said the court wanted Cave City to receive at least $25,000 to help possibly build a pad-ready site at the industrial park. Barren County is one of 39 counties in the state that is served by the TVA and therefore qualifies to receive funding from the Kentucky Department for Local Government for economic development as a result of the Kentucky General Assembly's passage of House Bill 114 in April 2018. The mayor then asked Hale to explain how much money the county will receive as a result of House Bill 114. Hale said it will be $50,000 a year; a three-year max, topping out in three years.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Mail scam reported in Glasgow

Glasgow Police say a company called Bestmark mails you a check and asks you to deposit it in your bank account. After you email them the deposit confirmation, they ask you to deduct $300 from your account. Then they tell you to go to various locations and buy Prepaid/Reloadable cards, load them with $500 and email them the pin numbers off the cards, along with a survey. Police say this is a scam! And you should never provide them with any information.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Bank robbery arrest in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police have arrested Steven Spruill in connection with the BB&T robbery in downtown Bowling Green. Officers and detectives on the scene began to search for him after the robbery Monday morning. Police say shortly after the robbery, a detective found Spruill on Adams Street. When police confronted Spruill, they say he lied about his name, but he later interviewed at the police station where he confessed to the robbery. Spruill is facing a robbery first-degree charge, tampering with physical evidence and giving false identifying information. He is currently in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Glasgow Police has new chief

The Glasgow Police Department has a new police chief. After years of service, Chief Guy Howie has retired, leaving the spot open for the next chief to take over. A vote was held last Friday, and Monday night at a city council meeting, Captain Jennifer Arbogast officially became the new chief of the Glasgow Police Department. Chief Arbogast says she started her law enforcement career at the Glasgow Police Department back in 2002 and has worked her way through the ranks. She started working patrol, then became a detective, a captain and new she is the chief. Arbogast has been a captain since 2014.

 

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Munfordville City Council Meeting Thursday

Munfordville City Council will have a special called meeting Thursday, July 11th, at 5:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. The agenda will be to discuss health insurance and review fire department request on purchase of 2 fire trucks.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019 

Florida man arrested again in Cave City

Cave City Police say they received a complaint about a vehicle almost striking another vehicle head on. Police located the vehicle on First Street in Cave City traveling on the wrong side of the road.  When officers stopped the vehicle, police say they smelled alcohol. 48-year-old Michael Sell, of Florida, was driving the vehicle and refused standard field sobriety tests and refused to exit his car at the request of officers. Sell was arrested and charged

with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; reckless driving; and resisting arrest. Sell was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Caverna Middle School SBDM meeting

The Caverna Middle School SBDM will meet in a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:00 p.m. at Caverna Central Office for discussion of hiring a Principal.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, July 9th, at the Courthouse at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, July 8th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

There will be a Horse Cave City Council meeting Monday night at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. New business will include: First Reading: An ordinance relating to amendment of the Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission ordinance.

 

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Traffic Advisory: KY 583 in LaRue County

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Crews will make repairs to KY 583 between Mile Markers 2-3 in Northern LaRue County on Tuesday, July 9th. Work to dig out and replace base materials will require closure of the road for the entire day. If weather conditions remain favorable, work should be complete on Tuesday and the road reopened late in the day. Motorists should use KY 52 and US 62 as an alternate route to travel between Younger Creek and New Haven.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Hart County Pilot license rollout rescheduled

The pilot rollout of Kentucky's new, more secure driver's licenses in Hart County will be rescheduled to provide additional time for system improvements before the pilot phase continues. Franklin County and Woodford County recently launched the pilot program, and are currently offering the new credentials. The rollout date for Hart County and a small number of additional pilot counties will be announced soon. Driver's licensing offices in Hart County will now be open Tuesday, July 9th. A phased, county-by-county rollout extending to the remaining counties will begin this summer after the pilot period ends. Dates will be updated on the drive.ky.gov/confidentky website as the rollout approaches in each county.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

I-65 fatality near Munfordville

Kentucky State Police Troopers say a man from Milwaukee, WI, was killed early Sunday morning in a wreck on I-65. Troopers say the crash happened just after midnight Sunday morning near mm 67 around the Munfordville area. A preliminary investigation has revealed that 56 year-old Anthony Todd Davenport was driving a 2019 Chevy Impala when, for an unknown reason,  he left the right shoulder of the roadway, losing control of the car. Troopers say Davenport's car re-entered the road and crossed all northbound lanes and hit a concrete barrier wall. They add his car flipped at least once before stopping in the right lane. Davenport was pronounced deceased by the Hart County Coroner's Office. A passenger, 50 year-old, Deshevia Phillips, of, Milwaukee, WI, was transported from the scene and taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Homeless E-town man faces murder charges

A homeless man, who earned money as a street performer, is seeking to move his murder trial out of Hardin County in a letter written to Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. In the one-page letter, 21 year-old Joseph Capstraw wrote, "due to the severity of my case and its high-profile nature, I feel that a trial here in Hardin County will prove to be an unfair disadvantage for for me." Capstraw is scheduled to stand trial next month in the beating death of 18 year-old Amber Robinson, who died a year ago Sunday of blunt force trauma to her head. Capstraw was arrested early July 7th, 2018, after roaming a neighborhood near Joan Avenue in Elizabethtown and causing a disturbance. He admitted to killing Robinson after an argument. According to court records, there has been no decision offered in a possible change of venue for the trial.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

New driver's licenses coming to Hart County

Kentucky's new, more secure driver's licenses will be available in Hart County beginning Wednesday, June 10th, as part of the pilot phase of issuance. Residents are urged to gather required documents before visiting the Circuit Court Clerk Office to apply. "After launching in Franklin and Woodford counties, testing of the new driver's license production and issuance system is coming to Hart County. Residents should take the quick online IDocument Guide quiz to confidently gather the right documents you'll need to present at a Circuit Court Clerk Office when it's time to renew." By including a small number of offices in a pilot phase, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet can closely monitor the entire process and make any needed changes before cards roll out statewide.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Female felon arrested in Cave City 

A complaint from a Cave City business has led to the arrest of a wanted female felon. Cave City Police received a complaint Monday about a black passenger car in the McDonald's parking with the occupants possible unconscious.  Upon arrival, Police observed a black Kia occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. As the vehicle exited the parking lot, a traffic stop was initiated at the Shell Mart located on Mammoth Cave Street. A female attempted to walk away from the scene, but was apprehended. After being escorted to the patrol car by police, the woman managed to slip one of the handcuffs off and made a second attempt to flee, but was restrained. Police determined that Jessica L. Craine had three Barren County Bench Warrants for Probation Violation for felony offenses.  Crain was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Summer Shade man arrested for drugs

A Summer Shade man has been arrested on drug charges. Metcalfe County officials were dispatched to a home on Nobob Summer Shade Road Tuesday, after Protection and Permanency conducted a home visit at the residence of 40 year-old Marty D. McCoy. McCoy was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), first offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  McCoy was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Munfordville man arrested after search warrant executed

A search warrant executed by officials in Hart County, has led to the arrest of a Munfordville man. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Munfordville Police Department and Kentucky State Police executed a search Warrant Wednesday at 234 Skyline Drive in Munfordville.  Methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication were found at the residence, along with evidence suggesting that drug trafficking was occurring as well. Mark A. Bruton was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (greater than two grams of methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bruton was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

Drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police responded Wednesday morning to the Cave City Post Office regarding a suspicious male subject reported to be on the back deck. Upon arrival, contact was made with an employee that stated that the male subject had left the premises and gave a description of the subject Officers located a male subject in the immediate area. Upon contact with the subject, he was acting nervous and jittery and the subject appeared to be under the influence of unknown drugs. The subject was identified as Joshua Cogar. As officers searched Cogar, they located a small yellow baggie on him containing suspected methamphetamine. Cogar was arrested and transported to the Barren County Detention Center. As Cogar was being scanned in the body scanner at the Barren County Detention Center, the scanner detected that Cogar had ingested a foreign object. Cogar then admitted to swallowing 2 baggies containing methamphetamine. Cogar was treated at T. J. Samson Community Hospital and transported back to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

New leads in missing man's case

There have been developments in the search for 42 year-old Adam McCoy, who was last seen leaving his Metcalfe County home May 24th. McCoy is originally from Floyd County and still has family living there. Earlier this week, Kentucky State Police officials at Post 15 told Mountain Top News that McCoy's truck has been located not far from his home in Edmonton. They added that a body was also found at that location, but could not be immediately identified. The body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy and identification. Adam McCoy's family members say they know the situation is grim, but are still holding onto hope that McCoy is still alive. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Canmer man facing criminal abuse charges

A Canmer man is facing criminal abuse charges. The Glasgow Police Department received a complaint from T. J. Samson Community Hospital, indicating that a child patient may have possibly been physically abused. An

investigation by an officer determined the abuse allegations were valid. Michael Asbury was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  The jail website has not reported a bond amount or court date for

Asbury.

 

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Hart County Clerk's office closings

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sander's Office will be closed Thursday, July 4th, & Saturday, July 6th, in observance of the 4th of July Holiday.

 

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Lexington man arrested in Hardin County

A 45 year-old Lexington man is facing multiple felony charges in Hardin County. Police say a child who was with Timothy Wickstrom wandered into Loves Travel Stop while the man slept in a nearby tractor trailer off the Western Kentucky Parkway. Wickstrom was found inside the truck which he said he had driven from a festival in Owensboro. Police observed the rear door of the truck open and a marijuana pipe inside. Inside Loves, police found a 9 year-old boy roaming in the store around 12:40 a.m. Monday. According to an arrest citation, Wickstrom was found in the truck in a bunkbed. When he was awakened, he asked police where his son was. When police asked if there was anything illegal in the truck or on him, he said there wasn't. That's when police pointed out the marijuana pipe in the front of the truck. A Rottweiler also was in the front passenger seat of the truck and Hardin Conty Animal Control was contacted. Police also found $1,900 in cash on Wickstrom. Child Protective Services was contacted regarding the child and they called the child's mother. Wickstrom was charged with abandonment of a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.  He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Cases reviewed in Barren Circuit Court Monday

49 year-old David Pons, who was indicted by a grand jury on June 21st on a murder charge and first-degree wanton endangerment, appeared for his arraignment and entered a not guilty plea.  24 year-old Inell Crayton, of Bowling Green, who is one of three people arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 22-year-old KeShawn L. Sarver in Cave City, appeared Monday for a pretrial conference. Crayton is charged with murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. A competency hearing has been scheduled for Crayton later this month. The charges against Devonja Z. Sweat, of Nashville, include complicity to murder, and the third co-defendant, Kayla Anderson, of Scottsville, is charged only with tampering with physical evidence.

49 year-old Lee Ann Tarry, of Glasgow, was indicted in April 2018 on a count of murder and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol which impairs one's driving ability, first offense, with aggravating circumstances after a crash in January 2018 that resulted in the death of 24 year-old Shanda N. Shockley. Tarry appeared Monday in court for a pretrial conference. Her trial is scheduled to begin in September.

And 37 year-old Jonathan David Shelton, of Smiths Grove, who faces charges including first-degree assault of a police officer, in relation to an incident in February in which Barren County Sheriff's Office Deputy Joseph

Ford was shot and suffered long-term injuries. Shelton's pretrial conference has been scheduled for August.

 

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

‘Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine’  underway

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state in a speed enforcement blitz through July 13. The federally-funded ‘Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine’ campaign intensifies enforcement of speed violators, with an emphasis on roadways with a high number of speed-related crashes.  According to the KOHS, crash reports and citation data indicates more than 32 percent of crashes in Kentucky involve a speeding or aggressive driver. Funds for the campaign were provided by NHTSA and distributed by KOHS to law enforcement agencies who applied and were approved for full-year grants.

 

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

South Central Workforce Development Board Announces New Partnership

The South Central Workforce Development Board is proud to announce a new partnership with
Bowling Green
as SCWDB’s newest partner affiliate site. As a partner affiliate site, City Hall-Cave City, located at 103 Duke Street, Cave City, will offer computer access for job search and unemployment insurance application, provide job announcement releases for the region, occasionally host SCWDB job preparation workshops, and will provide limited assistance for resume writing.

Cave City Office Manager Robert Smith, added that, "City Hall-Cave City, strives to assist our clients in improving their situations. With this partnership we are providing ease of access along with convenience of location to assure a successful tomorrow by meeting the needs of today.  Our mission is to serve, not by doing for others, but by assisting them to figure out how to do for themselves so that they may succeed beyond what they thought possible. We are pleased to be able to provide access to services that, up until now, have only been available in Bowling Green."

About South Central Workforce Development Board: SCWDB connects job seekers and employers to enhance the regional labor pool of south central Kentucky and develop a talented and skilled workforce. Through their services workers find employment and business find skilled laborers. They provide career services of: job search and announcement listings, industry training information and assistance, career resources and job attainment workshops.

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

Louisville man arrested at traffic checkpoint

A Traffic Safety Checkpoint Saturday night results in the arrest of a Louisville man. KSP Post 4 was conducting the checkpoint at the intersection of  US 62 and KY 84 in Hardin County. Troopers observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on US 62 make a U-turn in an attempt to avoid the safety checkpoint. As Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop near the 13000 block of US 62 on a 1996 Honda Civic, the vehicle fled. Troopers pursed the vehicle to the 14000 block where it stopped. The operator, 53 year-old Kevin Bromwell then exited the vehicle and fled on foot before troopers were able to apprehend him.  As the troopers were dealing with the passenger,

Bromwell managed to flee on foot for a short distance before being caught again. Bromwell was charged with a long list of charges including operating motor vehicle under the influence 1st offense, fleeing or evading police 1st and 2nd degree and escape 3rd degree.  Browmwell was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

Munfordville City Council Meeting Monday night

The Munfordville City Council regular meeting will be held Monday night, July 1st, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. Items on the agenda include: approving minutes from the June meeting, health insurance, McCubbins Lane trailer issue and water ordinance/meter charges.

 

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested after pursuit

A Bowling Green man has been arrested after a pursuit in Warren County Friday night. Warren County Sheriff Deputies were patrolling around Woodford Avenue and Glen Lily Road investigating a stolen vehicle. A deputy had received information about a stolen Volkswagen in the area that had been spray painted black. When he found the car being driven on Fair Street and tried to stop the vehicle, he fled. Another deputy turned onto the street as it drove toward him. The car then turned down an alley and onto Vine Street. The deputy says he found the car had hit a residential fence and utility pole. Deputies say an on-foot pursuit began as the male subject, identifed as Paul Reynolds, of Bowling Green, allegedly fled the scene. Deputies say Reynolds began forcing entry in to a home on West 11th Avenue and got inside. A deputy chased the suspect into the house and cornered him, giving loud verbal commands. They say Reynolds complied. EMS arrive and took Reynolds to the Medical Center for treatments sustained from the collision. Officials processed the stolen vehicle, finding a revolver, two ziplock baggies believed to be carrying a combined 148.8 grams of Methamphetamine and several empty cans of black spray paint. Reynolds was charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and evading police in a car, 1st degree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing police on foot, 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and 3rd degree criminal mischief. According to Warren County Detention Center's website, he was also charged with trafficking meth, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, reckless driving and wanton endangerment involving an officer. Reynolds was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, June 28th, 2019

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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Friday, June 28th, 2019

Woman arrested in Radcliff shooting

A Muldraugh woman is behind bars after shots were fired at a Radcliff residence. Radcliff Police say 31 year-old Leslie Ann Meredith brought her young daughter Wednesday morning to a residence on Wintergreen Drive, where her ex-boyfriend lived. Meredith entered the home through a locked door and attempted to enter an upstairs bedroom occupied by her former boyfriend and his current girlfriend.  She fired a handgun through the door and was attempting to fire a second round, when the gun jammed. The man managed to take the gun away from Meredith. She then fled into the garage, breaking out all the windows of a 2008 Buick. Meredith was charged with one count of attempted murder-domestic violence; one count of first-degree wanton endangerment; one count of second-degree wanton endangerment; two counts of first-degree criminal mischief; first-degree burglary; tampering with physical evidence; theft by unlawful taking less than $500 and endangering the welfare of a minor. She is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, June 28th, 2019

Unemployment Rates Edge Up
Monthly un-employment rates for Hart County in May show a slight increase.  Numbers released Thursday through Kentucky’s Center for Statistics show an estimated 323 people of the county’s 8,237 eligible labor force population are without work.  That makes for an unemployment rate of 3.9%, up a tick from 3.8% in April. The May number for Hart County is just under the state average of 4%, which also rose slightly. All bordering counties experienced a slight increase. The highest un-employment rate in the state is in Magoffin County at 9.9% while the lowest rate is in Woodford County at 2.8%.   The US comparable un-employment rate stands at 3.4%. This round of labor statistics is based on raw estimates and is not seasonally adjusted for weather or any other factors.

 

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Friday, June 28th, 2019

Deputy Jailer involved in shooting incident

Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service to assist the Bowling Green Police Department regarding a shooting incident involving a Warren County Deputy Jailer. Uniformed troopers and detectives responded to the scene, which was located near the 4000 block of Louisville Road. A preliminary investigation revealed that the Deputy Jailer was supervising a work detail, when members of the crew were approached and confronted by an unknown male party, not affiliated with the Warren County Regional Jail. The Deputy Jailer requested the assistance of the Bowling Green Police due to the male's actions and conduct. Upon the arrival of police, the male retrieved a large rock, throwing it at the responding officer's patrol car, damaging a window. The male then retrieved the large rock again and approached the Deputy Jailer and began advancing in his direction. The Deputy Jailer fired one round from his handgun, however, it did not strike the male and no injures were sustained. The male ran to the edge of a bridge overpass, jumping onto the ground below, where he was taken into custody by officers with the Bowling Green Police Department. The male party was transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green where he was treated for minor injuries. He was arrested and charged with: assault 2nd degree, criminal mischief, 1st degree (police officer), disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, resisting arrest, public intoxication, assault, 3rd degree (police officer). The investigation is continuing.

 

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Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Sex abuse charge dismissed

A sexual abuse charge has been dismissed against a Glasgow businessman and youth sports leader. William M. "Matt" Gumm was charged with 3rd degree sexual abuse after a then-16-year-old girl who had worked at his office and did babysitting for his family, accused him of trying to touch her breast while they were riding in a car together. The case was forwarded to a grand jury by Special Judge Martha Blair Harrison, after she found probable cause relating to a first-degree charge, which is a felony.  On June 21st, the Barren County grand jury returned a “no true bill,” declining to issue an indictment on the felony charge and the case was dismissed without prejudice, which allows the door to stay open should further evidence emerge. 

 

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Thursday, June 27th, 2019

E-town man faces attempted murder charges

An Elizabethtown man, who attacked his wife and 14-year-old son with a hatchet is charged with two counts of attempted murder and other related charges.  Police say 39-year-old David Allen Hill went after the two following an altercation this past weekend.  A warrant was issued on Monday and he was arrested Tuesday night.  Records indicate Hill was arrested twice within a 6-week period earlier this year on similar charges and had an emergency protective order against him that was issued back on March 4th.  He is lodged at Hardin County Detention center with a July 5th scheduled court date.  Bond is set at a quarter million dollars. 

 

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Thursday, June 27th, 2019

New Kentucky Laws and Regulations

You may be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.  Electric scooters are now under new regulations and  additional reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees are just a few issues addressed by a host of new laws and regulations going into effect today from the General Assembly Session earlier this year. The concealed carry law change is among those most talked about... It is Senate Bill 150, allowing Kentuckians age 21 and older who legally are eligible to possess a firearm to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Permitless carry will not be allowed where prohibited by federal law or otherwise prohibited.

Another highlight is House Bill 11, regulating the use of tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaping devices on public school campuses, in school vehicles and at school activities.  Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, these will all be banned. School districts have up to three years to opt out of the ban. The individual districts not opting out also will be able to set the penalties for violating the ban.

The Kentucky Constitution specifies new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have special effective dates, are general appropriation measures or include emergency clauses that make them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2019 session was March 28, making June 27 the effective date for most bills.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Metcalfe woman killed in crash

A Metcalfe County woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two vehicle collision. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office said that 18 year-old Kendra N. Moore was driving a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire westbound on KY 90 and was traveling too fast for road conditions. They say she lost control of her car and crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, striking a 2016 Dodge pickup driven by Bryan K. hale. Moore was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from her vehicle. Moore was transported to TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow where she was pronounced dead. Hale refused treatment at the scene.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council Special Meetings

Horse Cave City Council has called special meetings this week. Thursday, June 27th, at 12 noon: First reading of the Ordinance to amend the 2018/19 budget. And Friday, June 28th, at 12 noon: Second reading of Ordinance to amend the 2018/19 budget. Since these are special called meetings, there are no other items on the agenda.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Stolen tractor located in Tennessee

The Glasgow Police Department say a missing tractor has been located in Westmoreland, TN. Police posted a picture Tuesday morning of a white truck they said was involved in stealing the tractor from Wright Implement. They said the theft occurred around 5:30 a.m. No other details have been released.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Florida man arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police arrested a Florida man for DUI. Police say they were dispatched to IGA Crossroads on Monday in reference to an intoxicated man leaving the parking lot in a red Hyundai. When officers arrived at IGA, they say the Hyundai leaving the parking lot and noticed the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt. Police pulled the car over and identified the driver as Michael Sell, of Florida. According to officers, they could smell alcohol on Sell. He was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seat belt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense. Sell was taken to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Infant critically abused by mother

A Barren County woman is facing criminal abuse charges of an infant. According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, they responded to a Social Services investigation, in which a four-month-old that lived on Bethel Church Road was brought to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville with multiple skull fractures and brain bleeds, on June 14th. Officials went to the hospital and spoke with the mother, 21 year-old Brittney Begingni. Deputies say that during an interview, Benigni admitted to dropping the infant on an end table. On June 24th, authorities received medical records from the hospital and found the baby had a diagnosis of Abusive Head Trauma. The records showed that the child might lose her eyesight and have other life-altering injuries. Police then interviewed the mother at the sheriff's office, there she admitted that on June 10th, she shook her child and struck her multiple times, adding that after the incident, she went outside to smoke while wearing headphones to drown out the cries. Benigni was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Edmonton home destroyed by fire Tuesday morning

Firefighters with the Edmonton Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene shortly after 2 a.m. at the corner of Rogers and North Main streets. Edmonton Fire Chief Jerry Clemmons said the home was fully engulfed when they arrived.  Firefighters assisting at the scene were from Metcalfe, North Metcalfe and Summer Shade Volunteer Fire departments.  Firefighters were called back to the home later Tuesday morning to spray more water on the remains of the house for telephone line work. No one was injured in the fire.  Clemmons says the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

 

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Kentucky man challenging extradition

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man in Filipino custody is challenging extradition to the U.S. where he's being charged with complicity to murder. The Bowling Green Daily News reports 39-year-old Antonio Marsonel Wilson is under indictment on several charges connected to the February death of Smajo Miropija. The Bowling Green Police Department says Miropija's death was a murder-for-hire.

 

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Two local beaches closed due to E. coli

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake have closed two beaches due to the presence of E. coli.  The water at the beaches are tested weekly. The Narrows Campground Beach and Quarry Road showed above EPA standards during Wednesday's testing.  The beaches were closed by the Corps of Engineers because they were not safe for swimming. Testing will be done again this week.  The beach area at the state park is also closed due to high water.

 

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Wanted Smiths Grove man arrested in Ohio

A Smiths Grove man has been arrested in Ohio. Officials say Brian Conley removed his court mandated ankle monitoring device near Smiths Grove on Interstate 65 Friday.  Conley had been released while awaiting trial on interstate threatening communications charged after authorities say he had attempted to ransom the parents of a Tennessee woman. He was supposed to appear in U.S. District Court the same day but fled.  Officials report that Bryan Conley was captured in Ada, Ohio. They say a concerned citizen contacted FBI Louisville about their encounter with Conley. He was found by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio and taken into custody without incident.

 

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

2 injured in Hardin County plane crash

Two people were injured Sunday night when a small plane crashed near Vine Grove in Hardin County. News reports cite a statement from the Vine Grove Police Department saying a single-engine aircraft crashed at the Vine Grove Airport. Police said two people on board were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. Police did not release their names or any updates on their conditions. Jeff Lincoln, who lives near the airport, said the plane clipped a tree and stalled before crashing. He was the first on the scene and called emergency crews.

 

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Hollander of Munfordville closing

Officials with Hollander Sleep Products announced they were permanently closing the Munfordville plant. A letter sent to employees states, "After significant contemplation during Hollander's current Chapter 11 bankruptcy re-organization proceeding, Hollander has concluded that the Munfordville Plant is no longer a viable manufacturing facility due to significant decreases in the orders, for the mattress products manufactured at the Munfordville Plant and the physical limitations for the Munfordville Plant." The Kentucky Career Center confirmed they received notification for the permanent closure of the plant. officials said the closure affects 208 employees. The closure of the plant will occur over a 14 day period beginning August 21st, 2019.

 

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Two women arrested in Morgantown

Morgantown Police have arrested two women on multiple charges. According to police, Officers conducted a traffic stop on Ottis White Street. Through an investigation, 24 year-old Alicia Brown and 19 year-old Madison Westmoreland were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. Additionally, Brown was charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both women were lodged in the Butler County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

22 arrests in drug roundup

Twenty two people have been arrested in Hart County during a drug roundup detail. On June 11th, 12th & 13, the Kentucky State Police, Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Munfordville Police Department, cited eight people, arrested 12 and located one fugitive. A large amount of contraband was seized including 450 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of crystal meth, 53 THC vapes, 77 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 45 dosage units of MDMA, 20 dosage units of LSD, 3 amphetamines, 8 Adderall, 1 gram of THC wax and 2 grams of Cocaine. The following 22 people were arrested for various offenses during the three days:

Spencer Rigdon, Luke Durigon, Jay Ciccolini, Maxwell Durigon, Christopher Thompson, Terry Kinzie, Logan Strong, Casey Smith, Peyton Sadler, Hector Macias Nuno, Adam Fogelmanchanes, Rachel Meyer, James Heath, Morgan Sanger, Shane Eisenhauer, Desiree Matthies, Edvin Cardona-Ramirez, Richard Bassett, Cecilia Gonzales, Richard Shepherd, John Rankin and Gianni Vecchio. All were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro. Billy Joe Foster, pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, opened the meeting with prayer. Reports were given by the road department, Sheriff Jeff Wilson, maintenance report and Jailer Israel Bergenson stated there was a total of 213 inmates in the county jail. After routine business, the court approved the 2nd reading of 15 mph for Jesse Fultz Road, budget and bank transfers, right of way for GRVWD on G. Highbaugh Road, Judge Executive and Treasurer to open money market account with Limestone Bank, 2019/20, Administrative Code and Personnel policies, accepted resignation of Elroy Larimore from Industrial Authority, Magistrates requests, appointed Raymond Hishmeh, Jay McCoy and Josh Robertson to the PVA appeals board and hired Anthony Jones as new custodian at the Justice Center at $10.50 per hour. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, July 18th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

$2M grant for new Hospice Home

The T. J. Community Mission Foundation has announced that it has received a $2 million USDA Rural Economic Development Loan through Farmers RECC to aid in the construction of a New Hospice Home. According to a news release, in 2015, the board of directors of the Foundation identified a critical need in Barren County for a residential hospice home for patients facing end-of-life-care. The loan funds will be repaid over time through donations to the Foundation and normal operations at the Hospice Home. The facility will be located on Glenview Drive in Glasgow and will include eight inpatient rooms, kitchen and living spaces and private areas for families and guests. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this year, with an opening date in 2020.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Two injured in plane crash

Two people were injured Sunday night after a plane preparing to land at the Vine Grove airport clipped a tree and plunged to the ground. Jeff Lincoln, who lives on Airport Road a few hundred yards from where the yellow plane landed, said he was the first person on the scene and call 911. Lincoln said the pilot and a backseat passenger were pinned in the plane. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Several emergency crews responded to the crash scene, including the Vine Grove fire and police departments, Radcliff fire department, Hardin County EMS and Kentucky Air Methods.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Deadly wrong-way crash on I-65

The man killed in Thursday's wrong-way crash on Southbound I-65 near Bonnieville, has been identified. Kentucky State Police say 37 year-old Charles Cartwright, of Louisville, was driving a 2008 Toyota SUV northbound on the southbound side of the interstate just before 3:30 a.m. when he collided head-on with a MCI Greyhound bus and a semi. Cartwright was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver is identified as 38 year-old Michael Whitefield, of California. He was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Six passengers on the bus were transported to local hospitals for minor injuries. Twenty nine additional passengers were uninjured and sheltered at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Maintenance Facility in Munfordville until the bus line sent a replacement for them to continue to their destination. The 2016 Freightliner semi driver is identified as 34 year-old Jamie Crescencio, of Mexico. Neither Crescencio nor his passenger were injured. It is not yet known why Cartwright was traveling in the wrong direction but unconfirmed reports suggest he may have been traveling north on the southbound side for several miles. The incident created major traffic problems through the area. I-65 was backed up nearly 5 miles by mid-day and US 31W traffic was moving at a crawl from Upton to Munfordville. Heavy Thursday morning rains played a role in delays of clearing the scene. After reconstruction and cleanup, I-65 southbound reopened at 2:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Autopsy confirms 7 year-old was strangled

An autopsy has confirmed the death of a 7 year-old Hardin County boy as strangulation. Sheriff John Ward said the death clearly was not an accident. The obituary identified the 7 year-old as Karsen Lee Miller, the son of Mark and Sharon Miller, who was a student at North Park Elementary School. A 15 year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of the 7 year-old family member. Ward said the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and Hardin County EMS responded shortly after noon Thursday to the Trappers Ridge Court area off Ky 1600 near Vine Grove. He said the boy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead before 1:00 p.m. 

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Larue County fugitive arrested

A fugitive from Larue County has been arrested on several charges. On Thursday, Hart County Sheriff's Office arrived at Catholic Hill Road in Bonnieville in an attempt to locate the fugitive. While on scene, Brandon W. Moore, of Larue County, was located. Moore had 3 outstanding warrants to include parole violation, failure to attend Halfway House Program, possession of firearm by convicted felon, drug paraphernalia/buy/possess, persistent felony offender 1, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender, 2nd. Moore was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Hart County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

 

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Teen dies in Logan County crash

An 18 year-old is dead from a car accident Saturday in Logan County. The sheriff's office and Russellville Police responded to a two-vehicle crash around 12:20 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 68 Bypass and KY 79N (Morgantown Road). The investigation found that 18 year-old Caleb Jenkins, of Russellville, was driving a 2004 Mazda RX8 and tried to turn left across U. S. 68 Bypass onto  79 N (Morgantown Road). According to the investigation, Jenkins entered the path of a freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Charles Scarbrough, of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Deputies say Jenkins' car hit the tractor-trailer and he was pronounced dead on scene by the Logan County Coroner's Office. The crash is still under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Hart County Clerk's Office closed Saturday

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sander's Office will be closed Saturday, June 22nd. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, June 21st, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Greensburg man arrested in Glasgow

A Greensburg man was arrested by Glasgow Police Sunday on drug charges.  A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle on East Main Street.  Police found various drug paraphernalia inside the car. The passenger, Erb Roution, claimed the items belonged to him.  Roution was arrested and charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container, 1st offense.

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Couple arrested for wanton endangerment

A man and woman were arrested over the weekend in Metcalfe County. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's office, 40 year-old Michael Miller and 31 year-old Ashley Miller were swimming in the Little Barren River. The couple had been drinking and arguing while three juveniles were in their care.  Michael Miller allegedly left in his vehicle. Ashley Miller and the children walked to a barn where she passed out.  One of the juveniles walked to a nearby residence to get help.  EMS was able to revive Ashley and she was taken to Barren County Jail on three counts of wanton endangerment, second degree.  Authorities located Michael Miller a short distance away.  He was arrested on three counts of wanton endangerment, second degree and for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Buffalo woman identified in fire

A Buffalo woman has been identified as the victim in a house fire. 30 year-old Chasidy R. Wolford, of Buffalo, has been identified as they victim in the house fire that occurred last Wednesday in Buffalo.  The Kentucky State Police Post 4 detectives responded to the residential house fire in Larue County Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. EDT. The victim was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville for an autopsy and positive identification. The origination of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation.  KSP was assisted at the scene by State Fire Marshall Deputy Mike Killebrew, Buffalo Fire Department and the Larue County

Coroner's Office. The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police.

 

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Muldraugh man indicted for wanton endangerment

A 27 year-old Muldraugh man has been indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment. 27 year-old Christopher Adam Kwarciany was arrested May 21st by the Elizabethtown Police Department when he was found unconscious in a vehicle with an unattended child. The citation said the child was in proximity of a bag of methamphetamine. Kwarciany also was indicted on first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Caneyville man arrested in Butler County

A 35 year-old Caneyville man has been arrested in Butler County on several charges. Police say they responded Sunday to an area of Bowling Green Road in reference to a reckless driver. They say officers turned on their lights and the vehicle kept going for about nine miles, until running out of gas. Morgantown Police arrested 35 year-old Nathan Sanford, who was charged with several offenses including: speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy-possess. Police say Sanford also had a warrant out of Butler County. Sanford was lodged in the Butler County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

New interim chief seeks to restore trust

Horse Cave Police Department's new interim chief is working to restore trust in the department in the wake of an FBI investigation beginning in 2018. "I've been in law enforcement since 2000 and it's exciting for me to be able to start in that role." said Heather Childress, Horse Cave Police Department Interim Chief. She is not only the first female chief in the department's history but the first female officer as well. Childress began her lawn enforcement career n 2000 beginning at Munfordville, the Radcliff Police Department, and then served as Chief Deputy for the Hart County Sheriff's Department. She assumed her role with Horse Cave June 1st of this year. Childress says she is prepared to restore the community's faith in the department. "To protect and serve the community to bring back that trust and bring back that faith in the police department and the police officers." she said.

 

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Murder conviction upheld in Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld a murder conviction and 55 year sentence for a man who killed his sister-in-law. The Bowling Green Daily News reports George Walker's sentence was upheld last week. The 24 year-old man was convicted last year of strangling 23 year-old Alice Walker in 2015 and tampering with physical evidence in her death. Alice Walker's body was found bound with rope, wrapped in a tarp and dumped in a river near her Adairville home. George Walker's appeal argued jurors saw a suppressed portion of his confession, which he argued shouldn't have been used as evidence because his rights were violated during it. The court dismissed these arguments, saying Walker's defense wasn't harmed by the video and his rights weren't violated.

 

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Fatal collision in Campbellsville

An investigation into a fatal collision in Campbellsville is underway.  Police say the three vehicle collision occurred Thursday afternoon on KY 55 south. A preliminary investigation revealed that 34 year-old Fazliddin Bozorov, of New York, was traveling north in a 2018 Volvo pickup, when he struck a Jeep Wrangler being operated by 42 year-old Dawn Miles, of Columbia. Miles was stopped in a construction zone. Her vehicle overturned and struck a Chevy Silverado pickup, being operated by Jeffrey Hubbard, of Indiana, causing both vehicle to catch fire. Dawn Miles was pronounced dead at the scene by the Taylor County Coroner.  Hubbard and a passenger in his truck were not injured.   Bozorov was arrested and charged with reckless homicide, failure to render aid, reckless driving, and failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance. Bozorov was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Autopsy results have been released in the death of a 23 year-old Park City woman.  Federal Bureau of Investigations in Louisville determined that Mariah Amber Decru's immediate cause of death was 'acute diphenhydramine intoxication' and that the manner of death was listed as 'undetermined'.  Authorities say no foul play is suspected.  Decru's body was found within Zion Hill Cemetery at Mammoth Cave National Park in March.

 

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Friday, June 14th, 2019

Teen shooting a tragic accident

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says the fatal shooting of 15 year-old Noah Thomas Brown, was "simply a tragic accident". The shooting occurred in the Rocky Hill community Tuesday morning, which involved two other juveniles who were at the scene.  The sheriff's office says once the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Edmonson County Attorney for review and his office will make the final determination if charges are filed. Funeral services for Noah Thomas Brown are being held Sunday at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel.

 

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Friday, June 14th, 2019

Tompkinsville officer injured during arrest

A Tompkinsville Police Officer was injured Wednesday night after making a traffic stop. The officer stated he attempted to get out of his patrol car, when the driver, Richard Ballard, and a passenger, exited the vehicle and began shouting at him.  While the officer attempted to place the female under arrest, Ballard began to push him. Ballard resisted arrest and the officer drew his taser, at which time Ballard complied and was placed under

arrest. The officer suffered a cut to his left elbow and a knot under his left eye. EMS responded to the scene, the officer refused treatment.  Ballard's car was also damaged during the altercation. He was charged with no tail lamps, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, menacing, assault, 3rd degree-police officer and

criminal mischief, 3rd degree.

 

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Friday, June 14th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury Recent Indictments:

1. Casandra Willis, 26, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

2. Deno Logsdon, 54, of Clarkson, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

3. Melanie Willis, 47, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

4. Eddie Simpson, 36, of Grayson, for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

5. Desiree Lester, 31, of Crossville, TN, for flagrant non-support.

6. Steven Glaab, 40, of Munfordville, for arson, 1st degree, and 2 counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree.

7. Byron Bradley,  36, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 1st offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no registration plates, no registration receipt and improper display of Ky registration plates.

8. Kimberly Evans, 28, of Hardyville, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

9. Brandon Carroll, 35, of Munfordville, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

10. Daniel Small, 41, of Sonora, for 1st degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, assault, 4th degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

11. Joseph Caissey, 38, of Magnolia, for flagrant non-support.

12. Brittany Stinson, 24, of Munfordville, for complicity to fraudulent use of a credit card $500 or more, but less than $10,000, and complicity to theft of identity of another without consent.

13. John Spangler, 60, of Canmer, for receiving stolen property (firearm), operating a motor vehicle with license suspended for DUI, 1st offense, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 2nd offense, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plates, no registration receipt and rear license plate not illuminated.

14. Mary Smith, 29, of Munfordville, for receiving stolen property and operating a motor vehicle while license suspended.

15. Jessica Marchin, 32, of Bonnieville, for assault 2nd degree ­- domestic violence.

16. Larry Love, 48, of Bonnieville, for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

17. Amy Jewell, 33, of Glasgow, for flagrant non-support.

18. Jesse Jeffries, 27, of Munfordville, for complicity to fraudulent use of a credit card $500 or more, but less than $10,000 and complicity to theft of identity of another without consent.

19. Aden Detweiler, 39, of Munfordville, for flagrant, non-support.

20. Mitchell Cross, 36, of Knob Lick, for flagrant non-support.

21. Richard Cardwell, 34, of Bowling Green, for fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree, (police officer), assault, 3rd degree, possession of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

22. Billy Butler, 41, address unknown, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), leaving the scene of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief, 2nd degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 2nd offense, and failure of non-owner/operator to maintain required insurance.

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Man arrested in horse buggy crash

Smiths Grove Police responded to a collision between a car and a horse drawn carriage Tuesday, on the 1400 block of Hydropondsville Road. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered that the driver of the carriage, Reuben Yoder, was under the influence of alcohol. Yoder and his 8 passengers were not injured in the crash and neither was the driver of the car. Yoder was arrested for operating a non-motor vehicle under the influence, wanton endangerment  and criminal mischief. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Two Vehicle Injury Collision in Warren County

On Wednesday, June 12th at 1:29 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance with an investigation regarding a two vehicle injury collision. The collision had occurred on US 68, near the intersection of Stamps Road. Trooper First Class Joe Gregory responded to the collision.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that James Embry (41), of Morgantown, was operating a 2006 Mack brand dump truck traveling eastbound on US 68 near the Logan County line. Embry had pulled onto US 68 from Stamps Road and was accelerating, when he was struck from behind by a 2004 International service truck being operated by Blake Jones (23), of Bowling Green.

Blake Jones was flown via medical helicopter to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision. He is currently listed in stable condition. James Embry refused medical treatment/transport while on scene.

The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper First Class Joe Gregory. Trooper First Class Gregory was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Auburn Fire Department, Logan County Sheriff’s Department, Browning Fire Department and AirEvac. No further information is available for release at this time.


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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

One Dead After Residential Fire in Larue County

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 detectives responded to a residential house fire in Larue County Wednesday evening. At approximately 4:45 P.M. EDT, KSP received a call from the State Fire Marshal requesting assistance with a residential structure fire at 618 Otter Creek Road, in the Buffalo community of Larue County. Preliminary investigation revealed that upon the fire departments arrival, a deceased victim was located inside the residence. The victim was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy and positive identification. The origination of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation.

KSP was assisted at the scene by State Fire Marshall Deputy Mike Killebrew, Buffalo Fire Department and the Larue County Coroner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.


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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

MCNP delays Green River Ferry Crossing closure

Mammoth Cave National Park’s planned closure of the Green River Ferry Crossing and Green River Ferry Road for a vehicle ramp extension project has been delayed until Monday, July 8th, due to changes in the contractor’s construction timeline. The three week delay in the start date will not change the construction schedule’s end date, which remains Friday, November 15th. The Green River Ferry ramp extension project will extend the current vehicle access ramps into the Green River by 30 feet which should allow the ferry boat to operate during periods of low water levels.

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Hart County Clerk's office closed Saturday

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sander's Office will be closed Saturday, June 15th, & Saturday, June 22nd. The office will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Teen dies after accidental shooting

An Edmonson County teen has died after an accidental shooting.  The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office say at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 911 call was received which involved a teen boy being shot accidentally in the Rocky Hill community.   A sheriff’s deputy and Edmonson EMS responded and transported the teen to the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was then flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing and all names are being withheld at this time.

 

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Several injured in church van crash

Several people were injured Sunday afternoon after a church van lost control near Edmonton. The single-vehicle collision occurred

on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway, when 59 year-old Terry Taylor, of Campbellsville, was operating a 1998 Ford church van.  Officials say a back tire blew out, causing Taylor to lose control. The van exited the roadway, overturning several times. Six occupants were transported by emergency medical services to T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow and one by private vehicle. The passengers were: 59 year-old Neal Shoemaker, of Somerset; 34 year-old Jonas Hatcher, 66 year-old Shirley Osbourne, and 74 year-old Lucinda Robinson, all three of Campbellsville, and 72 year-old Shirley Thomas and 33 year-old Christen Anthony, of Greensburg. The Metcalfe County Fire Department and EMS also assisted at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Arrest made in White Castle robbery

An arrest has been made involving a Glasgow restaurant robbery. The Glasgow Police Department made the arrest Monday. Jonevan Meredith, of Glasgow was taken into custody and charged with second-degree robbery.

The robbery occurred Wednesday at White Castle in Glasgow. The Hart County Sheriff's Department and the Barren River Drug Task Force also assisted in the investigation. Meredith was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Three arrested on drug charges in Glasgow

Three people have been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Monday on a vehicle driven by Lisa Houchens, of Glasgow. After a search of the vehicle, Houchens was

arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - methamphetamine and failure to illuminate head lamps.  The front seat passenger, Samantha Nance, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense - methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A back seat passenger, identified as Dustin Reneau, of Glasgow, was also arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st Offense - Methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Indiana woman arrested in Glasgow

Glasgow Police arrested an Indiana woman Sunday on East Main Street. 44 year-old Danielle Hornberger was pulled over for a traffic stop and was found to be driving under the influence. Hornberger was charged with DUI (1st offense), first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and prescribed controlled substance not in proper container. Hornberger was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and has since been released. 

 

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Murder trial date set for Madden

The case against Timothy Madden, the man accused of murdering seven-year-old Gabbi Doolin, is moving toward a trial date. Judge Janet Crocker held a status conference this past Friday in the case of Madden. Because of several moving parts in the case, Judge Crocker finalized the timeline of events before heading into the trial, which is scheduled to being September 4th in Hardin County. On July 24th, defense and prosecution are scheduled for a pretrial conference, where there could potentially be a personal appearance by Madden. And on August 5th, jury orientation is scheduled in Hardin County to find those who will serve on the jury during Madden's trial. Judge Crocker set a final pretrial conference for August 9th where defense and prosecution can address any issues before heading into trial.

 

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Metcalfe County man missing

Officials in Metcalfe County are asking for the public's help finding a 41 year-old man. Authorities say Adam McCoy left his home on Glen Shaw Road on May 24th and drove his 1984 GMC blue and gray pickup with Kentucky license plate, 251YZC. Police say McCoy has not contacted any family members since he left and his destination is unknown. Officials describe McCoy as a white male, 6 ft tall, weighing 190 pounds and has a medium build. McCoy has green eyes and brown/partially bald hair and a tattoo of a Confederate falg and an eagle on his right shoulder. Authorities ask anyone who may have information on mcCoy's whereabouts to contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office at 270-432-3041 or Kentucky State Police in Columbia at 270-384-4796.

 

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Monday, June 10th, 2019

Missing Savoyard teen found safe

A missing Savoyard teenager has been found safe. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Eli Smith, of Savoyard, went missing Saturday night. He was found safe on Sunday.

 

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Monday, June 10th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, June 10th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. In unfinished business: An ordinance adopting the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2019 and ending 6/30/2020 by estimating revenues and appropriations - second/final reading. The mayor's report and announcements will include: Heather Childress appointed as Interim Police Chief, effective June 1st, 2019, KLC safety grant in the amount of $522 awarded to Public Works Department and Farmers Market to begin June 12th at the Maple Street Park at 7:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, June 10th, 2019

Hart County Salvation Army meeting

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, June 11th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Friday, June 7th, 2019

Morgantown man arrested for DUI

A 59 year-old Morgantown man has been arrested after crashing into a bank. According to the Morgantown Police Department, 59 year-old James Brown, of Morgantown, crashed his vehicle into Limestone Bank on West GL Smith Street. Brown was charged with DUI 1st and Wanton Endangerment 2nd, (2 counts). Brown was transported to the Butler County Jail.

 

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Friday, June 7th, 2019

Multi-car crash claims one life

A multi-car crash in Leitchfield has left one man dead. On Thursday, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash near the 4300 block of Owensboro Road in the early afternoon. Upon investigation, they say a Ford F250, driven by 54 year-old Martin Brown, of Fordsville, was traveling east when his driver's side mirror struck the mirror of a Nissan Titan pickup, driven by 68 year-old Paul Blandford, of Mt. Wahsington, who driving on the other side. The impact caused Brown to travel into the westbound lane and strike a Ford Ranger head-on. The Ford Ranger spun and hit a mailbox, ending up in a private drive. The driver, 69 year-old Emmett Shaw, of Leitchfield, was killed instantly and pronounced dead at the scene. Immediately after the crash, a fourth vehicle driven by 56 year-old Gary Myatt, of Falls of Rough, lost control while driving on the wet roads and debris, causing minor damage to his vehicle. Martin Brown was taken to Twin Lakes ER for minor injuries and Blandford was not injured. The roadway was completely shut down for approximately two hours. An investigation into the crash is underway.

 

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Friday, June 7th, 2019

GRVWD issues Boil Water Advisory

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for ALL Green River Valley Water District customers until further notice.  The advisory is a result of an issue at the treatment facility.

 

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Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING  IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE  CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER,  REV. STANFORD DIXON, PASTOR ALLEN SEMINARY BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING HE HAS APPLIED FOR 2 GRANTS, ONE GRANT FOR BULLITT PROOF VESTS AND ONE FOR EDUCATING THE 7TH AND 9TH GRADERS AT HCHS ABOUT DRUG ABUSE.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 202 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $17,459.

FIRE CHIEFS DENNIS AMOS AND DONNIE PARKER ADDRESSED THE COURT ABOUT SOME ISSUES WITH THE 911 SYSTEM.  AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED 2ND READING FOR 2019/20 BUDGET, 2ND READING FOR 15MPH SPEED LIMIT FOR VERNON RIGDON ROAD, 2ND READING FOR 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT FOR NORTHTOWN SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD, APPROVED TO  SELL 3-2018 DODGE TRUCKS TO HIGHEST BIDDER, SULLIVAN AUTOS FOR $29,100, APPROVED TO SELL OLDER MODEL F-150 TO TERRY RILEY FOR $500, APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN KOHS GRANT APPLICATION FOR COMMUNICATIONS, RESOLUTION FOR LEASE AGREEMENT WITH KACO FOR SOLID WASTE TRUCK, JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION FACILITATING THE CONSTRUCTION AND PURCHASING OF NEW MODERATELY PRICED HOUSING, JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION WITH BRADD FOR AGING SERVICES, JUDGE TO SIGN COMPOSITE GRANT FOR T. MARZETTIS, GREG NICHOLS TO ATTEND ELECTRICAL TRAINING, 1ST READING FOR 15 MPH FOR JESSEE FULTZ ROAD, HART COUNTY JAIL POLICIES,  ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF GRAYLING HISER FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD, APPROVE JAY MCCOY TO PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD TERM TO END 2020, MAGISTRATES REQUEST, AND HIRED WILLIAM KIDD AND RUSSELL BURD AS SEASONAL WORKERS AT THE COUNTY BARN.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH,  AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Two face murder charges in October

The one-year anniversary of the beating death of Andrew Folena is this weekend and two people accused in his death will face the charges in October. Folena, 58, a native of Illinois, was found June 9th in a shallow grave off Ring Road along Ralph Franklin Road. Authorities said Folena had been dead a few days when his body was recovered beneath a few inches of dirt by a home. 51 year-old Lisa Renee Harvey, of Elizabethtown, and Rick Aaron Fisher, 44, of Louisville, have been charged with murder and are being held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to stand trial October 14th in Hardin Circuit Court. If convicted, they could face life in prison.

 

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Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Franklin bank robber sentencing

According to federal court records, James W. Gray II was sentenced to 63 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and restitution of $13,326, for three bank robberies committed in Kentucky and Colorado. According to the plea agreement, on July 17th, 2017, Gray robbed the U.S. Bank in Franklin. Gray also pleaded guilty to robbing the TBK Bank in Keenesburg, Colorado on July 24th, 2017. Three days later on July 27th, 2017, Gray robbed the Bank of the West in Lyons, Colorado.

 

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Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Robbery at Glasgow White Castle

A robbery at a fast food restaurant in Glasgow is under investigation. An employee of White Castle on West Main Street told police that on Wednesday morning around 2:31 a.m., a white man grabbed her arms and forced her into the kitchen area. The employee screamed for another employee to help and the suspect forced both employees to open the cash register. The suspect left with an undetermined amount of money. Police say the suspect and a woman had been inside the store earlier in the night. The man is described as a white male, with red hair, a short beard with a mustache. He was wearing glasses and a blue hoodie, along with light blue jeans. Both employees refused medical treatment. If you have any information regarding the robbery, please contact Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165.

 

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Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Three Glasgow residents face burglary charges

The Glasgow Police Department responded to McKenna Street Tuesday in reference to a stolen gun. A homeowner told police he witnessed two men and a woman leaving his home with the weapon and were walking toward Columbia Avenue. After police located the individuals on Newman Street, the weapon was found, along with other stolen items from the home on McKenna Street. Arrested were Christina Miller, Damarkus Petty, and Austin Pedigo, all of Glasgow. Each were charged with Burglary, 1st Degree, and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

400 mile yard sale - Highway 68

The annual 400 mile yard sale which winds along Highway 68, will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 6th-9th, rain or shine. Locations include: Greensburg, Edmonton, Glasgow, Smiths Grove, Bowling Green, Russellville and Elkton and beyond. There will be food trucks, antiques, clothing, furniture and more.

 

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, June 6th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approve Judge/Executive to sign KOHS grant application for communications, resolution for lease agreement with KACO for Solid Waste truck, approve Judge/Executive to sign lease application for Solid Waste truck and sign support letter for the Bacon Creek Homeowners Septic System Pump Out & System Repair Program, approve quote for flooring for the PVA office, approve Judge/Executive to sign resolutions for facilitating the construction and purchase of new moderately priced housing and BRADD Aging Services Donation Agreement and approve Hart County Jail Policies.

 

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Larue County man arrested after police chase

A Larue County man is in custody in Ohio County after a police chase. The Ohio County Sheriff's Office responded to the Silver Beach Store for a gas drive-off complaint. Once deputies arrived, they spotted the driver, 19 year-old Joseph Daugherty, who lead deputies on a chase. Daugherty was apprehended after he jumped a guardrail trying to turn onto I-165. Daugherty was taken into custody on numerous charges including receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking.

 

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

The Caverna High School SBDM Council will hold a special called meeting on Friday, June 7th, at 11:30 a.m. at Caverna Central Office for the purpose of Principal Interviews.

 

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Teenage boy found safe; two still missing

One of the three missing teenage boys from Grayson County has been found. The Sheriff's Office says 17 year-old Gavin Petty has been located and is safe with his family. Two other juveniles, 16 year-old Brandon R. Stewart and 16 year-old Christian D. Jackson were last seen on June 2nd at their residence near the 14500 block of Grayson Springs Road. Officials said Stewart and Jackson have been reported to have run away together. No foul play is suspected in either disappearance. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing teenagers is asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at 270-259-3024.

 

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Horse Cave Police is under new interim leadership

In a statement from Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry, effective June 1st, Heather Childress has been named Interim Police Chief of the Horse Cave Police Department. Officer David Graves will return to regular patrol duty.

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

New High School Band Director

Hart County Schools has announced JD Ragland as the new High School Band Director. He is a Hart County 2008 Graduate and Campbellsville University 2012 Graduate. He was an assistant director last year under outgoing director, Ed Johnson who retired at the end of this school year.

 

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Wanted mother and daughter sought

Authorities in Logan County are asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman and her daughter. A man advised the Logan County Sheriff's Office that he had been granted emergency custody of his daughter, Amya Grace Otero, through Logan Circuit Court May 30th, after the child's mother did not appear for the custody hearing.  The Logan County Sheriff's Office is trying to locate 32 year-old Amanda Marie Otero, who could also be

using her maiden name, Amanda Marie Pytko.  She is described as a white female approximately 5'1, 120 lbs, with blue eyes and dark hair. She could possibly be staying somewhere in the Bowling Green or Oakland area but also has ties to Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. 3-year-old Amya Grace Otero is described as a white female approximately 3'0, 37-40 lbs, with brown eyes and blonde hair.  Any information concerning the mother and daughter's whereabouts, should be reported to your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Elkhorn man arrested on drug charges

An Elkhorn man was arrested on drug-related charges over the weekend in Glasgow.  An officer conducted a traffic stop on Cumberland Street on a vehicle driven by Austin Cox of Elk Horn. After noticing a handgun in the driver's side door, the officer received consent to search the vehicle, where he found 11 grams of marijuana, scales, and a large amount of money.  Austin Cox was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled

Substance within 1,000 Feet of a School (Enhancement) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Cox was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Summer Shade man arrested for stealing truck

A Summer Shade man was issued an arrest warrant Sunday after allegedly stealing a truck in May. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Apple Grove Road on May 22nd, after a vehicle was reported stolen.  According to the report, the suspect entered the home while the owner was mowing her back yard. The suspect took the keys to a white 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup and stole it. The sheriff's office was able to

identify the suspect as 35-year-old Danny "Jason" Billingsley. Billingsley was served with an arrest warrant while in the Barren County Jail, and charged with burglary 2nd degree and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile.

The truck has not been recovered.

 

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for leaving scene

A Glasgow man was arrested Saturday for leaving the scene of a crash.  Glasgow Police responded to a complaint of a driver fleeing the scene of an accident in Barren County.  After an investigation, the vehicle was located at a residence on West Scrivener Road. Officers made contact with the driver, Christopher Wheeler. Wheeler, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, leaving the scene of an accident (failure to render aid or assistance); first degree wanton endangerment; and failure of a non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense.  Wheeler was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

An Elizabethtown man is in custody for possession and viewing of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.  27 year-old Mark Louis Bertrand was arrested Monday afternoon by Elizabethtown Police after authorities received a tip from a community agency, concerning the contents of his phone.  Police located three images on his cell phone of young girls. Bertrand admitted the act to the police. He was arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 31st, 2019

Grayson County woman arrested for sexual abuse

A 40 year-old Grayson County woman has been arrested for the sexual abuse of a minor. Kentucky State Police arrested 40 year-old Eva McHenry, of Millwood Wednesday night. It comes after police were notified by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office that images of child exploitation had been discovered on a device. McHenry is accused of sodomizing a minor and had recorded it on an electronic device. She was arrested for Sodomy, 1st degree - incapable of consent, promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance and distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor. If convicted, McHenry could face up to 110 years in prison.

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Friday, May 31st, 2019

Metcalfe man sentenced for murder

A man who pleaded guilty to murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in Metcalfe County has been sentenced on all three charges. According to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Bobbie Lawson was sentenced to 20 years on the murder charge, five years on the tampering charge and 12 months for abuse of a corpse. The sentences will run concurrently. Police say Lawson and Bobby Hubert shared the home they lived in when they became involved in an argument that led to Hubert being shot.

 

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Friday, May 31st, 2019

Deaf woman arrested in Hart County

A 70 year-old deaf woman from Hart County is behind bars after Kentucky State Police arrested her on a menacing charge. According to an arrest citation, troopers were called to a home on Thursday in the 3700 block of Boyd Knob in reference to a domestic dispute. Troopers learned through their investigation that Sharon Boehm and a man who lives with her, who is also deaf, were fighting because Boehm was upset that he did not help her clean a fish tank. Another woman at the home, Cissy Miller, was speaking to Kentucky State Police when the arrest citation states that Boehm moved quickly toward Miller in what appeared to be a threatening manner to assault her by drawing her hands and arms. Boehm was arested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 31st, 2019

Bowling Green woman identified in fatal crash

An investigation is underway in Warren County after a young woman was fatally injured in a one vehicle crash early Thursday morning.  The victim has been identified as 22 year-old Sarah Hood, of Bowling Green. The accident occurred in the 7700 block of Morgantown Road. Officials found a 2013 Dodge Dart in the middle of the roadway. A preliminary investigation indicates that Hood was traveling north on Morgantown Road when her

vehicle dropped off the left side of the roadway. According to police, the vehicle struck several large trees before coming to rest in the roadway.  Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor in the accident.

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board to be held Thursday, May 30th, at 6:00 p.m. at 25 Quality Street, Munfordville. The item on the agenda is Superintendent Evaluation.

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Hart County Republican Party meeting

The Hart County Republican Party will be having a meeting at the Hardyville Community Center on Monday, June r3rd, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 270-925-0487.

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

The Caverna High School SBDM Council will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 4th, at 8:00 a.m. at Caverna Central Office for the purpose of Principal interviews.

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Warren County crash results in fatality

A single-vehicle accident has taken the life of a young Bowling Green woman Thursday morning. The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a single-vehicle accident shortly after midnight. The Sheriff's Office says the car was traveling northbound on Morgantown Road before exiting a roadway and striking a tree, resulting in the fatality of a female in her early twenties. The victim's name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The Sheriff's Office says this is already the eighth fatality in Warren County in 2019 due to car accidents. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Bowling Green Fire Department and EMS and the Hadley Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Missing Butler County man located safe

A missing Butler County man has been found safely. 78 year-old Bobby Jo Chaney was found safe Wednesday and taken to a hospital for a checkup. Chaney was located in a wooded area in Lewisburg in Logan County.  A Golden Alert had been issued after Chaney was last seen Friday at his home on Silver City Huntsville Road.  His vehicle was located in the Beechland Quality Road area of Logan County, but Chaney was not found. No other details have been released. 

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Missing autistic boy found safe

A missing 12-year-old autistic boy was found safe in Hardin County Caleb Lyons left his home on Barnes Lane off Springfield Road Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. and authorities were contacted at 7:30 p.m. Hardin County Emergency Management Director Bryce Shumate says the boy was found by his father and a friend by the Pearl Hollow Landfill Wednesday morning. The boy told his dad he was moving through the night and got tired and fell asleep. Numerous agencies searched for the child, who was dressed in all black, which made it more difficult.  Lyons was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for examination.

 

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

WKU Police Department search for fleeing driver

According to authorities, a maroon truck with a trailer was seen on security cameras leaving the scene of a crash at the intersection of Old Morgantown Road and University Boulevard, Tuesday around 11:30 a.m.  Officials said the truck drove through a red light, which caused a van to crash into the side of the trailer. The crash caused the trailer to fishtail, but the truck continued down University Boulevard. The truck was later seen on video

turning onto Russellville Road where the tire of the trailer came off and rolled through the intersection.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the WKU Police Department at (270) 745-2677.

 

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

4th E-town man charged in murder case

A fourth Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged with murder and first-degree robbery of a man found shot to death last week behind a Radcliff apartment complex. 21 year-old Temorris Davis, Jr. was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Radcliff Police. 20 year-old Tyler Lee Lawrence, 22 year-old Elijah Dashon Barnett and 27 year-old Donyale Antoine Jones were arrested Saturday by Radcliff Police and charged in the May 22nd murder of 25 year-old Lashard Harrison, of Vine Grove. According to arrest citations, the men went to Radcliff with the intention of robbing Harrison of money they paid him for drugs. All four men are being held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. Harrison was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office.

 

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Summer Shade man sentenced for murder

A Summer Shade man was sentenced in Metcalfe Circuit Court Tuesday morning on murder charges. Bobbie D. Lawson faced the parents of the roommate he murdered in August 2017.  Lawson shared a home with 30 year-old Bobby Hubert, of Summer Shade. Lawson told police he shot Hubert in self defense and then stored his body in a refrigerator in a field. Judge John T. Alexander sentenced Lawson to 20 years in prison.

 

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Memorial Day shooting in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspected shooter. The victim of the shooting has been identified as 21 year-old David Thang, of Bowling Green, and the shooting took place on Thames Valley Way Monday night around 7:15 p.m.  When police arrived on the scene, they found a car that had crashed into a curb. Thang was found in the driver's seat of the vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was flown to an area hospital.  Bowling Green Police are looking for 21-year-old Tre’Shawn Hutchins in connection to the shooting. Hutchins is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hutchins, please contact Bowling Green Police.

 

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Collision at junction Hwy 218 & 31-E

Deputies with the Hart County Sheriff's Office and Troopers with Kentucky State Police responded to an injury collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Highway 31-E and Highway 218. Three individuals were transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital; two with possible serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Deputy Caleb Butler. The Hart County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by the Kentucky State Police, the Horse Cave Fire Department and the Hart County Ambulance Service.

 

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Bonnieville man arrested on drug charges

Deputy Jacob Hodges with the Hart County Sheriff's Department, observed an individual operating a motor vehicle Friday, and knew that the driver did not have a valid driver's license. Upon conducting a traffic stop, Deputy Hodges and Constable Dennis Amos detected the smell of alcohol on the individual. 44 year-old Steven Price, of Bonnieville, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license. Price was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Edmonton man arrested for assaulted

An Edmonton man has been arrested on assault charges.  Authorities say a woman entered the Metcalfe County Emergency dispatch station Monday afternoon and requested help. The woman was transported to T. J.

Samson Community Hospital where she was treated for serious physical injury to her arms, ribs and head, along with multiple bone fractures and contusions.  An investigation determined that the victim fled from 31 year-old Jeremy D. Fancher at a residence.  The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at Fancher's residence on Subtle Road and found Fancher hiding in a compartment located in the floor of a bedroom. Deputies also recovered evidence from the home that was used during the assault. Fancher was lodged in the Barren County Jail on a charge of second-degree assault.

 

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Two Vehicle fatal collision in Hart County

Saturday evening at 7:49 pm (CST) the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a two vehicle injury collision involving a passenger van and a tow truck. The collision had occurred southbound at the 68 mile marker of Interstate 65, approximately 2 miles south of Bonnieville in Hart County. Trooper Daniel Priddy, along with other KSP personnel, responded to the collision.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Agustin M. Gonzalez (36, male) of Cary, NC was operating a 2013 Dodge Caravan traveling southbound in the left lane of Interstate 65. An uninvolved non-injury collision had occurred ahead, and the operator of a 2018 International tow truck owned by Crossroads Towing, equipped with yellow caution emergency lights, had stopped partially in the left lane to assist the involved occupant. Gonzalez failed to see the stationary tow truck, striking it in a rear end manner. The tow truck was not occupied at the time of the collision.

The tow truck operator, Jeffrey D. Watkins (55, male) of Rockfield, KY was not injured. Augustin Gonzalez was pronounced deceased on scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. A passenger, Noelle Gonzalez (6, female) was transported to Caverna Memorial Hospital and pronounced deceased by the Hart County Coroner. A second passenger, Gwendolyn Gonzalez (2, female) was flown to Norton’s Hospital, and later succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision. A third passenger, Nicholas C. Gonzalez (8, male) was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. All occupants were restrained at the time of the collision.

The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Daniel Priddy. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Hart County Emergency Management, Bonnieville Fire Department, Hart County Coroner’s Office, and Hart County EMS. No further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Three drug arrests in Glasgow

Three people have been arrested by the Glasgow Police Department for wanton endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia after receiving a complaint. An officer made contact with Chasiti Wilburn, Donald Wilburn and Thomas Dobson and received consent to search the vehicle and found a glass pipe with drug residue. Police say Dobson admitted they had smoked methamphetamine inside the vehicle with the windows rolled up and a small child in the backseat. They were all arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Two die in Burkesville crash

A 28 year-old man is in jail, charged with DUI and two people are dead after a wreck in Burkesville. Kentucky State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Saturday night, six miles east of Burkesville on KY 90. Troopers say the crash happened after 11:00 p.m. that night. According to preliminary investigations, 28 year-old Christian Parrish, of Burkesville, was driving a 2000 Ford headed east on KY 90 when he crossed into the oncoming westbound lane, hitting a 2012 Nissan head on. State Police say 67 year-old Barbara Arms, of Burkesville, was driving the Nissan and 74 year-old Bobby Arms was in the passenger seat. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Parrish was taken to Cumberland County Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Parrish was arrested and charged with DUI 1st and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was taken to the Adair County Regional Jail.

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Friday, May 24th, 2019

Greensburg woman arrested for DUI

A Greensburg woman has been arrested in Horse Cave for DUI. Officer Chuck Webb with the Horse Cave Police Dept. responded to Uno-Horse Cave Road in reference to an intoxicated person who had just left a residence and was traveling east on Hwy 218. After making contact with the driver, a field sobriety test was conducted. 41 year-old Carrie Decker, of 301 Russel Avenue, Greensburg, was arrested and charged with DUI, 3rd offense. Decker was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 24th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. DEWAYNE KIDD, PASTOR OF CREEKSIDE CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING JAIL REPORT BY DEPUTY JAILER PAUL GENTRY STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 222 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. DEPUTY GENTRY THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $ 13,562 AND SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATED THERE WERE PHONE SCAMMERS CALLING PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY AND URGED CITIZENS TO REPORT ANY UNUSUAL CALLS TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS
, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET AMENDMENT #3, 2ND READING TO CLARIFY LENGTH OF YOUNGSTOWN ROAD, 2ND READING FOR 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT FOR BRIGGS WEBB ROAD, 1ST READING FOR 15 MPH FOR VERNON RIGDON ROAD, 2ND READING FOR 20 MPH FOR KESSELRING ROAD, BUDGET TRANSFER #16, BANK TRANSFER#15, APPOINTMENT OF THERESA WEBER AS TREASURER FOR 4 YEAR TERM, RESOLUTION AGREEMENT WITH GREEN RIVER VALLEY WATER DISTRICT FOR  ARC GRANT FOR QUARRY ROAD, AGREEMENT WITH HOME LAND SECURITY, ALLOW JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH JIM WOOD AUCTION TO SELL SOLID WASTE TRUCK, ALLOW JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH KY STATE POLICE FOR 911 DISPATCHING, APPROVE THE JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH BARREN RIVER HUMANE SOCIETY, CONTRACT WITH CONSTABLE WALTER BUSH, ALLOW JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH HART COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE FOR 2019/20 BUDGET, APPROVE RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT AT NORTHTOWN SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD WITH JESSICA DENNISON, APPROVE TO ADVERTISE FOR NEW TOTAL PATCHER, APPROVE GALE NUNN AS SUPERVISOR AT JUSTICE CENTER, HIRED NOAH JOHNSON, LARRY REYNOLDS, KEITH EVERSON, AND WILLIAM PHILPOTT AS SEASONAL WORKERS AT COUNTY BARN, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REPORT.
THE COURT PASSED A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING OUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO COLLECT MONIES FOR THE WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN. SINCE 1975 THE CRUSADE HAS RETURNED OVER $542,000 BACK TO HART COUNTY. THE COURT ALSO WATCHED VETERANS LUTHER GOLDSMITH AND JIM HEALY CONDUCT THE PROPER WAY TO RETIRE WORN AMERICAN FLAGS.  THE COURT ANNOUNCED THEY WILL OPEN BIDS FOR THREE 2018 DODGE PICKUPS AND ONE FORD OLDER MODEL PICKUP ON JUNE 5TH AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, May 24th, 2019

Two men arrested in drug investigation

A drug investigation in Barren County has led to the arrests of two Glasgow men. The Barren River Drug Task Force with the assistance of the ATF, Barren Co. Sheriff's Dept., Glasgow Police Department and the Cave City Police Department executed four search warrants Tuesday in Barren County. Detectives seized crystal meth, marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and cash from different locations. 34 year old John Johnson, of Glasgow, was arrested for an indictment warrant for Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st, Tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband. 21 year old Jalleem E. Bailey, of Glasgow, was arrested on an indictment warrant for Burglary 1st, Probation violation, Assault 2nd degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st, Terroristic Threatening 3rd and persistent felony offender 2nd. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail. Additional charges are expected pending further investigation by the DTF.

 

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Friday, May 24th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested for child sex abuse

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on child sexual abuse charges. Warren County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to Greenview Hospital Wednesday where a juvenile reported that they had been sexually assaulted. According to the report, the victim said Gabriel Burke had touched them inappropriately, and forced sexual activity. The victim stated the abuse began at seven-years-old and has continued for years. Deputies said Gabriel only admitted to touching the juvenile. Burke was charged with 1st degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, May 24th, 2019

Cave City man arrested after fleeing

A Cave City man who fled after a traffic stop, has been arrested. An officer with the Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Columbia Avenue at the Circle K Store Monday. The driver was confirmed as being Ricky Neal, of Cave City, who's operator's license was suspended and he had an outstanding parole warrant.  Neal fled in the vehicle until he reached Veterans Outer Loop where he  struck another vehicle. Neal was apprehended, arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license; first degree fleeing or evading police in a vehicle; first degree fleeing or evading police on foot; first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; first degree wanton endangerment; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense. Neal was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Green River Ferry closed due to low water

The Green River Ferry will be closed to all traffic through at least Monday, May 29th, due to low water. Ferry service will resume operations once river levels raise enough to operate the ferry boat. 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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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Cave City receives Safety Grant

The city was recently awarded $1500 by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS). The grand will be used for safety training. Robert South said that, in these uncertain times, grants such as this one are a practical way to make the budget go further, as well as provide training that will enhance public safety. KLCIS helps members increase public safety with a number of proactive programs and services.

 

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Hart County Extension District Board meeting

There will be a special called meeting of the Hart County Extension District Board on Thursday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office.

 

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Local high school championship games

High School Baseball Championship games:

15th District Tournament (Championship)

ACS-----8
Glasgow-----6

18th District Tournament (Championship)

LaRue County-----6
Green County-----2

 

High School Softball:

15th District Tournament (Championship)

Barren County-----7
ACS-----1

18th District Tournament (Championship)

Green County-----10
LaRue County-----0

 

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

New principal for Barren County High

Barren County High School will be welcoming a new principal this summer. Former Assistant Principal Amy Irwin will be filling the position as Brad Johnson retires after June 30th as principal.  Superintendent of Barren County Schools Bo Matthews said there were many candidates for the position and he felt that Irwin was the best choice. Irwin has been in education for 23 years and will officially begin working July 1st. Barren County Schools will be returning from summer break August 12th.

 

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Foster parent found not guilty

A Hardin County Foster Parent has been found not guilty in the death of a child in his care. A jury deliberated for five hours to determine the verdict for 34 year-old Billy Embry-Martin. He was found not guilty of murder charges

in the 2017 death of 4 year-old Hunter Payton, of Grayson County.  Payton, along with two siblings, was placed in the foster home of Embry-Martin. The Kentucky Med­ical Examiner’s Office ruled Hunter died from an inflicted closed head injury to the back of his head.

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

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

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

Wednesday, May 22 Southbound Right Lane

Thursday, May 23 Southbound Right Lane

Friday, May 24 To Be Determined

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

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Campground

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

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Local sports action this week

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

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

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Statewide raced election results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Murder for hire arrest in Bowling Green

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

 

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Grayson County man impersonating police officer

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

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Boil Water Advisory by City of Munfordville

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

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Cloned credit card arrests in E-town

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

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Click-It or Ticket and "Move Over"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

Fred's in Munfordville is closing

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Sheriff's Office investigates act of fraud

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Kentucky Primary Election Tuesday

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

Republican Party

Governor and Lt. Governor

1. Robert Goforth and Michael T. Hogan

2. Ike Lawrence and James Anthony Rose

3. William E. Woods and Justin B. Miller

4. Matthew G. Bevin and Ralph A. Alvarado

Secretary of State

1. Andrew English

2. Stephen L. Knipper

3. Carl Nett

4. Michael G. Adams

Attorney General

1. Will Schroder

2. Daniel Cameron

Commissioner of Agriculture

1. Ryan F. Quarles

2. Bill Polyniak

 

Democratic Party

Governor and Lt. Governor

1. Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman

2. Adam H. Edelen

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

4. Rocky Adkins and Stephanie Horne

Secretary of State

1. Jason Griffith

2. Heather French Henry

3. Geoff Sebesta

4. Jason S. Belcher

Auditor of Public Accounts

1. Sheri Donahue

2. Chris Tobe

3. Kelsey Hayes Coots

State Treasurer

1. Josh Mers

2. Michael Bowman

Commissioner of Agriculture

1. Joe Trigg

2. Robert Haley Conway.

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Boil Water Advisory by City of Munfordville

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Trial underway in foster son's death

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

    

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Franklin man dies in motorcycle crash

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to manslaughter

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Two arrested at Happy Valley Inn

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

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Mammoth Cave National Park plans closure

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

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

School bus driver arrested

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

 

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, May 17th, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Traffic Advisory- I-65 NB & SB

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

 

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Drug arrest was made in Glasgow Monday

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

 

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Landlord arrested for shooting at tenants

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

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Vehicle registration unavailable election day

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

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Cave City City Council meeting

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

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

E-town man convicted on murder charges

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

 

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Kentucky State Police Post 4 To Honor Fallen Troopers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Traffic Advisory: I-65 NB and SB

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

 

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 Monday, May 13th, 2019

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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 Monday, May 13th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

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

 

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 Monday, May 13th, 2019

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit meeting

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

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Radcliff man indicted for counterfeit

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

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Father facing serious changes after crash

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

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Mammoth Cave man sentenced for murder

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

 

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Cave City man arrested for wanton endangerment

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

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

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Horse Cave man arrested on drug charges

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

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Friday, May 10th, 2019

Smiths Grove dad arrested after fatal crash

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

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019 

Remains in Taylor County believed to be missing man's

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

Former Cave City Police Chief claims his dismissal was sudden.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Mayor issues statement in termination of police chief

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

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held Thursday, May 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville.

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Taylor County man arrested for sex abuse

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

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Munfordville man faces arson charges

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

 

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Murder investigation in Allen County

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

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Cave City businessman pleads guilty

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

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Former Cave City physician pleads guilty in federal court

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

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Final sentencing in uncle's death

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

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Hart County woman sentenced in father's murder

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

 

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Human remains found in Glasgow identified

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

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Burglary complaint leads to drug bust

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

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

North Carolina man injured in Metcalfe County

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

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Murder case bound over to grand jury

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

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

 

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

John Shoulders signs with Asbury

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

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Scottsville man may face death penalty

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

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Fatality in Grayson County crash

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

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Two E-town residents indicted for counterfeit

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

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Deputy Jailer arrested for contraband

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

Corrections Center.

 

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Measles reported in 22 states

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

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Structure fire in Glasgow home

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

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Glasgow man arrested in Horse Cave

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

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

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for shoplifting

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

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

 

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Two Burkesville men arrested for drugs

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Hart County

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Police chase ends in crash and arrest

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Cave City Traffic Safety check points

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Yard Sales, Elections & Mowing Season Prompt Emphasis of Regulations

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

Regarding yard sales –

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

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

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

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

Regarding political and other signage –

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

ARK's Spay-Neuter-Rabies Vouchers

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Stolen truck recovered in Hart County

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Pre-trial conference for accused killer

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Logan County teenager pleads guilty to murder

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

 

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested at school

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

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Kentuckyana Jones plea hearing

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

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Michigan woman charged with attempted murder

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

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Barren County School bus crash

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

 

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Two Vehicle Injury Collision in Warren County

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

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

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Pre-trial conference in fatal wrong way crash

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

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Congrats to Hart County High teachers

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

National Day of Prayer service Thursday

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

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Arraignment in Barren County murder

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

 

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Wanted man arrested in Metcalfe County

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

 

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

Two Bowling Green residents arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

Barren County man arrested for murder

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

 

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

Traffic Advisory - I65 Work In Hardin County Near Elizabethtown

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

 

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

School threat investigation in Barren County

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

 

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held on Monday, April 29th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. Items on the agenda include: public hearing for District Facility Plan Report (DFP), approve DFP Submittal, approve Wastewater Management Monitoring Agreement, approve advertising for bids on Pre-Employment physicals and executive closed session for discussion of discipline.

 

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

Bowling Green woman survives fiery crash

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

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

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Rineyville woman facing domestic-assault charges

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

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Recent arrests by Glasgow Police

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

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Multi-County pursuit ends in arrest of Frankfort man

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

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Drug arrests in Cave City

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

 

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Caverna Class of '64 plants tree

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

 

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Alvaton man arrested in Bowling Green

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

 

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Five drug arrests in Metcalfe County

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

 

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Ohio man indicted by Hardin County Grand Jury

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

 

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019