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Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning. After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, pastor Anthony Marts of Mt. Beulah and Munfordville Methodist Church opened the meeting with prayer.

Leah Thompson with Barren River Area child advocacy center asked the court for $6,000 for the center to help counseling abused children. The court will consider and address it at the next court meeting.

 

Jailer Israel Bergenson reported there was a total of 177 in the county jail. Jailer Bergenson also presented the court with a check for $35,000 from litter abatement. Sheriff Jeff Wilson asked the court to take sealed bids on a damaged 2019 Dodge Charger. The Court approved the request. Sheriff Wilson also reported that Brian Key will be employed as security at the Justice Center beginning in March.

 

The court approved the 24/25 jail budget, budget amendment, fiscal court 2022 single audit, tire amnesty May 23-25 at Hart County fairgrounds, and court announced free large item drop off dates
Saturdays March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 13, and August 3. Times are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

The court also announced the first hearing about veterans property will be held Monday, February 26th, in the court room beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

The court approved new meeting days as the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the court room. The court’s next meeting will be Tuesday, March 12th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

KY 88 Roadwork Begins Thursday

Preliminary work begins Thursday on a road rehabilitation project along KY 88 between Kessinger and Munfordville. The initial phase includes replacement of culvert pipes, slope corrections and base failure repairs. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says work will take place between 7:30am and 5pm central time each day.  Flaggers will direct alternating one-lane traffic around construction operations. Motorists should expect short delays and be prepared for slowly moving and/or stopped traffic ahead. Final surfacing of the project is scheduled for completion by June 30th. Once completed, safety and ride quality will be increased throughout the five-mile stretch. Additionally, the KY 88 approach to US 31W (Main Street) will be reconstructed with a concrete inlay (Between Hart County Bank and SCRTC/FRECC) which is better suited to withstand torque and twisting produced as heavy vehicles pull into and out of the intersection.

 

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Search For Stolen Equipment Trailer

Police are looking for public assistance in finding a stolen box trailer from a Leitchfield construction site. Last Thursday, officers responded to the new Save-A-Lot location on Mill Street. They were told the 24-feet enclosed trailer contained tools, HVAC parts and equipment. Surveillance footage from a nearby camera shows the trailer leaving around 1:30 that morning, being towed by a white SUV. They believe a male suspect was driving. Anyone with information is asked to contact Leitchfield Police at 270-259-3850.

 

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

In high school basketball, the regular season winds up this week. Caverna is on the road tonight as they travel to Edmonton to take on Metcalfe County for a varsity double header. The girls game starts at 6pm. We'll have the broadcast here on WLOC Sports. Coverage begins at 5:45.

Hart County wraps up the regular season Friday night as they travel to Adair County for a varsity double header.

 

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

In high school basketball Tuesday night, the Lady Colonels lost to Adair County in the first game of a varsity double header, 72-22.  The Colonels went to overtime but couldn't get the win, falling 72-68.

Hart County's girls and boys were on the road to take on Nelson County Tuesday night. The Lady Raiders overcame a half-time deficit to win a low-scoring affair, 48-38.  The Raiders also won their matchup, 65-47.

Honors keep coming for Hart County's Dea Bradley.  She has been named as the Girls Region Player of the Year by the 5th Region Basketball Coaches Association. Among coaches’ selections on the boys side, Caverna's Jaylin Craine is named to the 2024 Coaches All-Region Team.

 

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

New Cave City Officer Introduced

Cave City Police introduced a new addition to the department this week. Billy Courtway has been a resident of Barren County since 2014, after moving here from Maine. He is married with two children. His military experience includes six years as an Apache Helicopter Crew Chief and two combat tours in Afghanistan. He is a graduate of South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College. He is set to attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Program in Richmond.

 

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Short Standoff In Grayson County

A Big Clifty man is in jail after a short Monday standoff with police. Grayson County Deputies received a trespassing related call and (shortly after) a complaint of a man standing on Morrison Road holding a gun while making threats. Upon responding, they found 50-year-old William Litteral and identified him as the suspect connected to both calls. Litteral refused directions to drop his weapon while walking away from responding units. After several minutes of attempting negotiations, Litteral laid the gun to his side as he was given additional instructions to put his hands up and move away from the weapon. Police say he refused those additional commands, resulting in deployment of a taser. William Litteral was taken to the Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of menacing, disorderly conduct, fleeing or evading police on foot and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Man Arrested At Cave City Motel On Out-Of-State Warrant

A Cave City Police Patrol located a man wanted on an out-of-state warrant during a traffic stop early Tuesday. Officer Wesley Hicks noticed a blue Chevy Trailblazer parked with the door open at Econo Lodge. Upon making an ID check on the owner, who is identified as Robert J. Bilyeu, the warrant from Kansas was verified, resulting in his arrest. Additional searches resulted in the discovery of a crystal-like substance in a plastic baggie. Additional suspected methamphetamine was found in Bilyeu's motel room. In addition to the warrant, Robert Bilyeu is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

 

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Area Sports Ticker

In high school basketball, the Lady Colonels lost to Monroe County Monday night.  The girls and boys teams of Caverna are back in action tonight as they travel to Adair County.  We’ll have the broadcast on WLOCplus. Find a link on our Facebook page @wlocradio or the wloconline.com website. The Lady Raiders and Raiders are also on the road tonight as they visit Nelson County.  Catch the broadcast here on WLOC. Tip off of the girls game is set for 5:30 central from Bardstown.

 

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Metcalfe Board of Ed selects chairman

Metcalfe County Schools has selected a chairman for the board of education.  John Caffee takes the vacancy created by the resignation of Joey Shive earlier this month. The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in special session Monday night to accept the resignation and appoint new leadership.  The other item business on the agenda was consideration of contract renewal for Superintendent Josh Hurt.  The renewal received a unanimous vote.

 

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Hart County Training Exercises

Training exercises at Fort Knox have historically been heard several counties away, including here in Hart County. The base’s public affairs office has announced increased military training activity through March 4th and they say it will be louder than normal at times. That may lead to audible distant booms, especially for those in the northern part of Hart County. Exercises involving aircraft and ground combat maneuvers will take place in both daytime and nighttime hours. The public affairs office says this training is an important aspect of maintaining critical capabilities and readiness.

 

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Man Claims To Set Fire After Questioned By Police

Emergency responders were called to a fire in Hodgenville along KY 210 early Monday morning near the fairgrounds.  Shortly before that, police had been called to the area for an assault and noticed fire coming from a garage on Miami Court.  Officers called fire units, but the blaze spread to an adjacent trailer and damaged other nearby homes before being extinguished.  While investigating, police questioned a man identified as Jimmy Puckett who stated he set the fire so he could be taken to jail. Puckett was booked at LaRue County Detention Center on charges of arson. Police say no injuries occurred.

 

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Monday, February 19th, 2024 

Glasgow Plant Closes With 65 Jobs Lost

Barren County Economic Authority is looking for a new tenant for their 14-thousand square feet facility on Carroll Knicely Drive in Glasgow.  JNM, an automotive industry supplier, had occupied the location since 2017. About 65 employees lost full-time jobs with the closure.  JNM told economic leaders with Barren County Economic Authority that the company decided to consolidate operations in Canada.

 

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Monday, February 19th, 2024 

Local Sports Ticker

In high school basketball, the Lady Raiders defeated Washington County on Saturday, 54-43 while the Raiders lost, 62-48.  Saturday’s double header ended the 2023-24 home schedule for Hart County.  Both teams travel to Nelson County for a double header on Tuesday night.

Caverna’s Lady Colonels travel to Monroe County tonight.  The Lady Colonels and Colonels travel to Adair County Tuesday night for a double header.

Hart County High School Senior Jaxon Shoulders will be a Georgetown Tiger this fall.  He has committed to play college football with the 2023 Mid-South Conference Champions.  Shoulders played a key role in the success of Hart County’s State Playoffs run last fall. Congratulations, Jaxson Shoulders.

 

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Monday, February 19th, 2024 

UAW And Ford Working Toward Agreement As Strike Looms

United Auto Workers says around 9,000 at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant will strike February 23rd unless there is a resolution to disputed local contract issues. Union leadership made that announcement Friday citing health and safety concerns, including minimum in-plant nurse staffing levels and ergonomic issues, as well as Ford’s continued attempts to erode skilled trades. Ford says negotiations continue and company leadership looks forward to reaching an agreement with UAW. Last fall, Ford and UAW reached a national agreement covering wages, benefits and other key terms through 2028, but each of Ford’s US plants has separate agreements with the company covering issues specific to local facilities. Kentucky Truck Plant’s is one of 19 unresolved local agreements. Ford’s other Louisville plant, the assembly facility at Fern Valley Road, resolved its local agreement in January.

 

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Monday, February 19th, 2024 

Search For Man With Mental Illness

Police in Hodgenville are assisting in a search for a man who suffers from mental illness and has difficulty with socialization.  A release Saturday from the department says 50-year-old Gilbert Herrera has been missing since February 8th and was last seen near I-65 at the LaRue-Hardin County Line. It also says anyone who comes in contact with Herrera should not engage him any more than necessary, but should contact law enforcement immediately.

 

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Friday, February 16th, 2024

Chemical Leak From Cargo At Rest Area

A flammable chemical cargo leak was reported at the Hart County Rest Area Thursday evening. Involved substances were initially identified only as flammable hazardous waste.  A neutralizer was applied and cleanup operations began.  An estimated 15 gallons were involved. Southbound and northbound rest areas were closed and parking lots were evacuated during cleanup as a precaution while the interstate remained open.

 

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Friday, February 16th, 2024

Woman Indicted In Death Of Her Three-Year-Old

A grand jury in Adair County has indicted a woman for murder in the death of her child. Kentucky State Police presented extensive investigation results in charges against 24-year-old Jamie Hendriksen of Columbia. Charges stem from the death of her 3-year-old last August at a residence on Jay Wheeler Road. After the indictment, Hendriksen was taken into custody and booked at Adair County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 16th, 2024

Hart County Schools Virtual Learning Friday

Thursday afternoon, Hart County Schools announced virtual learning only for Friday Classes due to staff shortages.  Today’s school closing marks NTI Raider Day Number 6 for the year.  The school system will also be closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.

 

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Friday, February 16th, 2024

Local Sports Ticker

In high school basketball from Thursday night, Hart County’s Girls and Boys were on the road to take on Metcalfe County.  The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets, 60-41 and the Raiders won their game with the Hornets, 66-55.  Hart County plays Washington County Saturday afternoon in a varsity double header. The girls game starts at 1pm with the boys to follow.  Saturday’s matchups are the final home games of the year for the Lady Raiders and Raiders, with seniors being honored.

The Lady Colonels and Colonels of Caverna are off this weekend.

LaRue County High School’s head girls and boys soccer coach passed away Monday.  Derek Bell of Hodgenville, who was a native of England, played a major role in local expansion of the sport through the early 2000s with the LaRue County Youth Soccer Association. Bell died Monday evening at Baptist Health Hardin after suffering an asthma attack, which caused respiratory and cardiac arrest.  Derek Bell was 61.

 

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Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 34

Class 545 graduated last week from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Basic Training Academy in Richmond, turning out 34 new law enforcement officers to agencies around the state.  Among graduates from our local area, Austin Blevins, Alexander Johnson and Henry Waters, II join the Elizabethtown Police Department and Truman Waddell joins Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office. The academy is committed to providing officers with best practices, the latest technology and legal information to protect the diverse communities they serve. Graduates received more than 800 hours of recruit-level instruction over 20 weeks. Major training areas include patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, traffic and DUI, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias related crimes and tactical responses to crisis situations. The academy provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police throughout the state, only excluding Louisville Metro Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Bowling Green Police Department and the Kentucky State Police --- which each have independent academies.

 

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Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Sports Ticker

In high school basketball, the Lady Raiders and Raiders travel to Edmonton tonight for a varsity double header with Metcalfe County.  The girls game is set for 6pm. Coverage begins at 5:40 here on WLOC Sports.

Hart County High School Senior Joshua Dan Crump is headed for Lindsey Wilson College to play football. Crump was an integral part of a historic season for the Hart County Football team in their 2023 playoff run. Crump announced his commitment to the Blue Raiders on Wednesday, along side his family, friends and coaches.

 

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Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Man Arrested After Knife Assault In Jonesville

The man responsible for cutting a neighbor with a knife Sunday night following a domestic altercation in northern Hart County has been arrested. Police were called around 6:30 to the 10,000 block of North Jackson Highway in Jonesville. When they arrived, a male subject was discovered with knife wounds to his arms, hands and torso.  The victim had attempted to assist with the domestic incident. A report from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department says 34-year-old Brandon Trumble fled the scene after committing the assault. Leads indicated Trumble was headed to the Shepherdsville area.  Police through Hardin and Bullitt Counties attempted to locate Trumble that night and on Monday without success.  Tuesday, Trimble was observed in a vehicle traveling along KY 357 back in Hart County.  Officers located Brandon Trumble and booked him in Hart County Detention Center on multiple assault charges.

 

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Valentine's Giveaway winners

Decades Restaurant (Magnolia) -

buffet for 2 - Ricky Keith

buffet for 2 - Michael Blair

 

Grab-A-Hook Catfish & Paylake -

2 Catfish dinners - Gary Reynolds

 

The Flower Shop -

1/2 dozen roses - Justin Rhodes

1/2 dozen roses - Ruby Harlow

 

Hart Co. Clerk Felicia Shelton

- Wreath - Pamela Walker

 

Bluegrass Floral -

$50 bouquet (choice) - Tonya Howard

 

Overnight lodging at KOA Campground  - Ann Datillo

 

Donated by Donna Wright -

Papparazzi 5-piece jewelry - Jasmine Davis

Papparazzi 5-piece jewelry - Sherry Davis

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Fishing & Hunting Licenses Now Available For 24-25

Licenses and permits to fish, hunt and trap in Kentucky in the coming license year are on sale now. The 2024-2025 license year starts March 1st and runs through Feb 28 of next year. License and permit fees for Kentucky residents and nonresidents are unchanged from the 2023-2024 license year. In Kentucky, a license covers basic hunting or fishing for many species, whereas additional state permits are required when pursuing other species, such as fishing for trout or hunting for migratory birds, deer, wild turkey or black bear. Licenses and permits are sold online through Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s License Sales portal, searchable from the fw.ky.gov website. Licenses and permits also are sold at agent locations across the state. A list of license agents by county is available on the department’s website. The department receives its primary funding through revenue raised by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, as well as federal excise taxes generated by the sale of recreational firearms and ammunition, archery gear and fishing equipment.

 

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Burglary Suspect Search In Hodgenville

Police in Hodgenville are searching for Evin Carter, also known as Evin Conatser. He has an active warrant related to a burglary. Police say during an incident Tuesday morning, his girlfriend took him to a location on Landmark Drive and dropped him off.  He was gone upon arrival of police. His girlfriend, Lindsey Sublett, was arrested and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension. Police say she lied about his location.  Anyone with information to help find Evin Carter should contact law enforcement.

 

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Outdoor Warning Test Rescheduled

Regular testing of the outdoor warning system in Hart County will take place Friday.  Sirens around the county will sound at 8am and be confirmed in a coordinated effort between those assigned to monitor and report activation with Hart County Emergency Management.  Citizens do not need to take any action for the outdoor warning system test.

 

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Local Sports Ticker

In high school basketball Tuesday night, the Raiders defeated Bullitt Central, 68-50.

 

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Horse Cave City Council Recap

Horse Cave City Council voted Monday night to provide funding to the Hart County Chamber of Commerce in the form of a three-year commitment.  The chamber plays a vital role in soliciting industry, small business and even individuals to the county and its cities. The organization has long-said (that) to be competitive with other counties and chambers, viable candidates to lead are needed. Representatives from the chamber board of directors have previously referenced difficulties in offering pay to not only bring -- but retain chamber leadership. Contributions like the three-year-term $2,500 annual commitment from Horse Cave will go a long way in providing the chamber with ability to make a solid leadership hire. In other business at Monday night's Horse Cave City Council Meeting, departmental reports were given and routine items were covered.

Mayor Randall Curry addressed road conditions along routes through Horse Cave. He notes US 31W and KY 218 are maintained by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and city funds cannot be used to service these roads.  City funds can only be used on city owned and maintained streets. Curry did - in efforts to inform local residents - relay communication from Brad Bottoms, who is Chief District Engineer with the state department of highways. Bottoms was quoted as saying extreme cold with winter precipitation has severely deteriorated US 31W from the Barren County Line to downtown Horse Cave. The stretch had already been programmed for resurfacing this year and is expected to be completely resurfaced by the end of July. A press release from the district recently stated that until resurfacing can take place, maintenance crews will continue patching holes with cold mix. As weather allows, crews will use a hot mix.  These are temporary fixes. Curry also reminded those in attendance KY 218 in front of Horse Cave Baptist Church is scheduled for rehabilitation to provide a smooth ride. Work will be completed there in this upcoming construction season. The mayor said Bottoms mentions a complete project for KY 218 from Horse Cave to the Wigwams at US 31E which has appeared in a draft version of the upcoming highway plan which will be voted on during this year's general assembly.

 

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Corvette Museum 10 Year Sinkhole Anniversary

It has been 10 years since a sinkhole made headlines when it opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Surveillance cameras captured the moment eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes were swallowed into the ground. The museum didn't allow the damage to its building and its multimillion-dollar collection to put a dent in its operation. Ryan Eichler, director of marketing at the museum said it was a moment in time for the museum bringing a lot of exposure and attention. Over the past 10 years, the museum has created 15 major exhibits, undergone tens of millions of dollars in renovations and improvements and added a Motorsports Park to the campus. It will soon be unveiling a new exhibit to commemorate what it called “Surviving the Sinkhole." In the aftermath, General Motors restored three of the cars, while the others were left to be put on display at the museum as-is. The exhibit will open to the public June 14 and will run through September 15.

 

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Outdoor Warning System Testing Postponed

Testing of Hart County's outdoor warning system originally scheduled for today has been postponed.  Once emergency management coordinates with monitoring personnel who are assigned to verify working conditions, a new date will be announced for testing.

 

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Local Sports Ticker

In high school basketball Monday night, Caverna girls were defeated by Central Hardin 87-29. The Colonels also lost to Central Hardin. The boys final was 97-70. Being Senior Night, Monday's games were the final home games of the season.

Hart County's Lady Raiders were defeated by Elizabethtown Monday night, 77-62.

Tonight, the Raiders play a junior varsity/varsity matchup as they host Bullitt Central. We'll have the varsity broadcast with coverage beginning around 6:45 and tip-off set for 7:00.

 

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Monday, February 12th, 2024

Outdoor Warning System Testing Postponed

Testing of Hart County's outdoor warning system originally scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed. Once emergency management coordinates with monitoring personnel who are assigned to verify working conditions, a new date will be announced for testing.

 

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Monday, February 12th, 2024

Barren County Superintendent Announces Retirement

Bo Matthews is retiring as Superintendent of Barren County Schools. Matthews has been in the position for the past 13 years and has worked in the school district for 33 years. From bus driver, to coach, teacher and administrator, Matthews expressed gratitude for support from others he has worked with and the community, in general. Barren County Board of Education now begins the process of searching for the next superintendent. Bo Matthews’ retirement becomes effective at the end of this fiscal school year.

 

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Monday, February 12th, 2024

Local Sports Ticker

The weekend concluded on a high note for Hart County High School Varsity Cheer.  The group competed Friday in semifinal action of the Universal Cheer Association’s (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championship Competition at Walt Disney World Resort and advanced as one of six national finalists to compete Sunday. Hart County finished 4th place nationally in their division, moving up five spots from their divisional finish a year ago. 

In high school wrestling, Hart County’s Zac Bailey brings home a 4th place finish in the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament this weekend. With his placement, Bailey heads to the state tournament in Lexington, February 15th and 16th.

On the high school basketball schedule tonight, Caverna plays their final home games of the regular season with senior night. Central Hardin makes the trip to Horse Cave for a varsity double header beginning with the girls game at 5:30 on WLOCplus.

Hart County's Lady Raiders host Elizabethtown tonight for a junior varsity/varsity match-up. We'll have the varsity broadcast here on WLOC Sports with coverage beginning around 6:45.  Tip-off is set for 7:00.

 

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Friday, February 9th, 2024

Hart County Cheer In Florida For National Competition

It’s a big day for Hart County High School Varsity Cheer.  The group is in Orlando, Florida this week, where they have been preparing for today’s performance in the Universal Cheer Association’s (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championship competition at Walt Disney World Resort.  The group of 25 HCHS students takes center stage at 12:15pm Central in the Medium Coed Game Day Division Semis.  Hart County is looking to improve on their 9th out of 34 placement among national finalist groups in their division a year ago.  You can watch a livestream of today’s competition on the UCA Website, varsity.com/uca.

 

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Friday, February 9th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

In high school basketball tonight, the Lady Raiders and Raiders host Green County. The double header wraps up regular season district play for Hart County’s girls and boys.  Tip-off is set for 5:30.  Coverage here on WLOC Sports begins following the 5pm Studio 101 News Update.

Green County’s girls are playing district games back-to-back nights following their defeat of the Caverna Lady Colonels Thursday night, 88-27.  Green and Caverna boys considered their All “A” Classic tournament game in January as their second regular season matchup for district standing purposes. Tonight is homecoming for Caverna.  The Colonels play Russell County in a junior varsity/varsity matchup.  Broadcast of the varsity game is on WLOCplus with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Tip-off is set for 7pm.  WLOCplus is available from our Facebook page @wlocradio and through a link on our website, wloconline.com.

 

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Friday, February 9th, 2024

Hart County Fiscal Court Recap

Hart County Fiscal Court will hold public hearings regarding the VFW property Monday, February 26th and Monday, March 11th. Dates were set during Thursday’s regular fiscal court meeting.  At the last fiscal court meeting in January, the court agreed to advertise for a hearing regarding ownership of the park near Rowletts.  Judge Executive Joe Choate and County Attorney Justin Baird spoke about challenges of determining current ownership and said input is needed from area veterans and the general public on a course of action. Meetings both nights will be at 6pm in the courthouse fiscal court room.  In other business at Thursday’s meeting, Jailer Israel Bergenson reported a total of 174 inmates in the facility. Sheriff Jeff Wilson reported Deputy Ben Nichols has been approved as K-9 handler. The court accepted a contract with Constable Dennis Amos, approved appointments of Tony Keithley as an Emergency Management Applicant Agent, Chris Bush as coordinator for Hart County Search and Rescue, agreements with Upton, Bonnieville and Priceville fire departments, approved hiring Marcus Meredith and Nathan Hockensmith as seasonal workers with the road department and hiring Joseph Poynter as deputy coroner replacing Jeremy Glabb. The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court is set for Thursday February 22nd.

 

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Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Man Accused Of Murder Appears In Court

George Greer entered a plea of “not guilty” to murder when he appeared Wednesday in court.  He was arrested Monday after admitting that he killed a woman and assaulted two others at a residence in a lake community near Falls of Rough in northern Grayson County.  Investigators say Greer stated he didn’t know what he was doing, being under the influence of drugs. Greer and the three victims lived together in the residence.  His girlfriend, Lauren Tabor and her father, Joseph Boles were the ones severely injured.  Teresa Boles, Tabor’s mother was the victim who died. Greer attacked them with a sword early Monday morning. Neighbors came to assist these victims as George Greer fled the scene and was captured early Monday afternoon by police. He remains jailed at Grayson County Detention Center with a half-million bond.

 

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Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Regional Licensing Office New Location Opening Features A Few Glitches

Monday’s switch to a new location for the Elizabethtown Regional Driver’s Licensing Office involved several glitches.  A number of agent work stations were inoperable, reducing the ability for staff to keep up with appointments.  Agents asked for patience and most visitors were understanding of the situation.  Still, some were agitated --- many being among those who showed up hoping for walk-in availability. The lobby of the new location at 916 North Mulberry is larger than the waiting area at the old State Police Post location, but was filled to capacity with a line extending around the building outside on a Sunny and warmer than usual day in February.  Most bugs of the move have been worked out, said a spokesperson from the Division of Licensing.  The location is still among the busiest regional offices in the state.  Officials recommend an appointment as demand for services increases.  Walks-ins are first come-first served around appointment times.  Visit drive.ky.gov to make appointments.  Residents needing licensing services should also consider visiting an adjacent regional office, especially for those who have a reasonable drive to Columbia or Bowling Green, where demand is not as high.

 

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Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Hart County Government Surplus Sale This Weekend

Hart County Government will be holding a surplus sale this weekend.  Originally scheduled to take place at the sheriff’s department, the sale has been moved to the 4H Building at Hart County Fairgrounds. Several sheriff’s department vehicles headline the auction along with other county equipment.  Registration begins at 9:30. The sale starts at Noon. Hart County Fiscal Court Reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

 

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Hart County Road Closure Wednesday

Toohey Ridge Road will be closed today as Hart County Road crews replace a cross-drain. The work location is between Wildlife Road and Thurston Lane. Work begins around 8:30 and should be complete by around noon.

 

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Officer Involved Shooting At Restaurant

No injuries are reported following a shooting involving a police officer at Taco Bell in Bardstown. The incident occurred Saturday evening at the restaurant located near the corner of KY 245 and Frost Avenue. A suspect, who was not named in a Kentucky State Police press statement, was arrested and charged by Bardstown Police Department for a previous outstanding warrant in addition to new charges including disorderly conduct, menacing, wanton endangerment and resisting arrest. KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates when officer-involved shootings occur throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.  They say to protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered.  Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

 

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Mother Charged In Relation To Death Of Infant Daughter

A mother is charged in the death of her 6-month-old daughter in Campbellsville.  Police and emergency responders arrived at a residence around 10pm local time on Friday after being dispatched to the call of the child not breathing. After investigation, 24-year-old Haley Jade Fisher was taken into custody and booked at Taylor County Detention Center for criminal abuse of a child 12 years of age or under, manslaughter, wanton endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigation details and circumstances of the death have not been officially released.

 

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2024High School Basketball Tuesday Night Ticker

Hart County’s Lady Raiders and Raiders picked up wins Tuesday night at home against Fort Knox.  The girls final was 70-4 and the boys score was 82-65. With 23 points, Clark Rexroat joins the 1,000 point club and Jacob Shoulders made 11 3-pointers, setting a new Raider record for most 3s made in a game. The Lady Raiders and Raiders are back in action Friday night when they host Green County.

 

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Preliminary Details Of Pursuit And Crash In Horse Cave

A high speed chase right down the middle of Downtown Horse Cave resulted in a crash Monday night.  The westbound vehicle on KY 218 entered the US 31W intersection and proceeded through the railroad crossing before losing control and crashing.  The vehicle came to rest after hitting the porch of a nearby residence.  No details of the pursuit or suspect have been officially released.  A person was air-lifted for treatment following the crash.

 

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Logging Death In Barren County

A man is dead following a logging incident Monday morning near Fountain Run.  The unidentified 38-year-old was killed around 8am when a cut tree fell on him as tree clearing operations were taking place along Milburn Taylor Road in the southern portion of Barren County.  An autopsy will be performed.

 

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Grayson County Murder Suspect In Custody

A man is in custody following a murder on Monday morning in Grayson County. The incident was reported around 7:30 at a home within Indian Valley subdivision in Falls of Rough.  The suspect, identified as 49-year-old George Greer of Falls of Rough, assaulted three people with a sword and fled. When responders arrived, they found 59-year-old Teresa Boles deceased along with 60-year-old Joseph Boles and 32-year-old Laruen Tabor with severe injuries.  Joseph Boles was flown to Louisville. Lauren Tabor, Greer's girlfriend, was taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.  All of the victims and Greer lived together at the residence.  Greer fled the scene in a van and a massive search involving multiple agencies from as many as five counties began.  State Police reported Greer captured just after 1pm. After abandoning the van, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says Greer was able to steal a vehicle that was unlocked with keys inside. A citizen was able to spot the vehicle and report its whereabouts.  The stolen vehicle was found in a field off of Edwards Cemetery Road where Greer was eventually located and arrested with K-9 and air unit assistance. George Greer is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, theft of an automobile, burglary and fleeing or evading police in a vehicle and on foot.

 

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

In Monday night rivalry action from Caverna High School, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Colonels, 91-32 while the Colonels defeated the Raiders, 54-38. In the girls game, Hart County’s Dea Bradley scored 38, crossing the 3,000 point mark in her high school career.  Hart County hosts Fort Knox tonight for a girls/boys double header tipping off at 5:30. Catch the action here on WLOC Sports. Caverna travels to Edmonson County tonight for a girls match-up tipping off at 6:00. The Colonels host Russell County Friday night.

Aside from on-court action Monday night at Caverna, it was a memorable night for football recognitions as WLOC's post-season awards were presented. The Caverna Defensive Player of the Year is Jaylin Craine. The Caverna Offensive Player of the Year is Tyson Martin. Congratulations to both players, as well as the rest of the team and coaching staff on a great 2023 football season.

 

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Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Two Hart County Students Win State-Wide Awards

Two sisters from Cub Run are winners in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests administered by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.  Thousands of students across the state have participated in these art and essay contests since their introductions in 1974 and 1944, respectively. Emma Sanders, a Junior at Hart County High School is the state’s 1st place winner in the essay contest for her entry, A Walk On Kentucky’s Wildside, focusing on biodiversity.  Essay entries are submitted by students in grades 6-12. Her younger sister, Ella Sanders, is a fourth grader at Cub Run Elementary and placed 2nd in the state for her artwork entitled, Sustain the Wild Side of Life. Art entries are submitted by elementary school students across the state. Johnna McHugh with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says these contests educate students on soil, water, forestry and wildlife conservation. Students can earn monetary prizes on county, regional and state levels. The contest is made possible through a partnership with Kentucky's Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky's Association of Conservation Districts.  Emma Sanders has received other major recognition recently.  Last week, she was announced as a recipient of Farmers RECC’s Government in Action Youth Tour award, which earns her trips to Frankfort and Washington DC.

 

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Friday, February 2nd, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

In high school basketball from Thursday night, the Raiders defeated Bluegrass Blazers of Kentucky Home School, 90-54.  The Raiders and Lady Raiders are back in action tonight as they travel to Bardstown and take on Bethlehem in a varsity double header.  Girls action tips off at 5:30, followed by the boys game here on WLOC Sports.  Coverage begins at 5:15.

High stakes matchups are set for the Lady Colonels and Colonels tonight as they travel to LaRue County in a varsity double header.  Tip off is set for 5:30 for the first game.  Catch the action with coverage beginning at 5:15 on WLOCplus, with links available @wlocradio on Facebook and on the wloconline.com website.

 

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Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Special Election To Fill House Seat In Frankfort

A special election is set in March to fill the reminder of State Representative Brandon Reed’s seat in Frankfort.  January 5th, he withdrew his filing for re-election in the spring primary. He also stated his resignation in conjunction with accepting a position as Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy under newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Jonathan Shell. There were multiple complications to the timing of Reed’s withdrawal and resignation.  Among them, that January 5th date was also the last day for new candidates to file for the primary, making the perceived window of opportunity for any opposition very narrow.  Also, state legislature is in session.  Reed’s resignation became effective January 15th, leaving the 24th House District of Hart, Green and LaRue Counties without practical representation during proceedings.  Reed had also been very instrumental in crafting state budget framework and this year is a state budget cycle session.  To fill the vacant seat, a special election has been set by House Speaker David Osborne, but it will be Tuesday, March 19th before that happens. Nominated by their respective parties, Republican Courtney Gilbert of LaRue County and Democrat Johnny Pennington of Hart County will be on the special March 19th ballot.  Voting for Hart County residents will take place only at the courthouse in Munfordville and at Horse Cave Fire Department from 6am until 6pm.  Other regular polling locations will not be open on the special election date. Early voting will be available at the courthouse only, March 14th, 15th and 16th from 8am to 4pm.  Excused Absentee Voting will be March 6th, 7th and 8th as well as March 11th, 12th and 13th from 8am-4pm. Anyone with questions can contact the Hart County Clerk’s Office in Munfordville.  Residents in LaRue and Green Counties will also be voting on March 19th.  By the end of this legislative session, the regular May Primary will be just around the corner.  Special election Republican Nominee Courtney Gilbert will not be on that ballot as a registered candidate.  The two Republicans who will be on the ballot in May are Ryan Bivens of Hodgenville and Asa Waggoner of Horse Cave. Each filed to run for the House Seat just hours ahead of the filing deadline the same day Brandon Reed withdrew.  Johnny Pennington, the only Democrat challenger, had already filed to challenge Reed in November.

 

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Register to win Valentine's Day prizes

Studio 101 WLOC is gearing up for Valentine's Day with giveaways this year. Register now at:

 

Decades Restaurant (Magnolia) - (2) buffets for 2

 

Grab-A-Hook Catfish & Paylake - 2 Catfish dinners

 

The Flower Shop - (2) 1/2 dozen roses

 

Hart Co. Clerk Felicia Shelton - Wreath

 

Bluegrass Floral - will be announced

 

 

We will also giveaway overnight lodging at KOA Campground (not a registration location).

 

Donna Wright - (2) Papparazzi 5-piece jewelry (not a registration location).

 

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

New Elizabethtown Regional Drivers Licensing Office

The Regional Drivers Licensing Office beside I-65 Exit 94 in Elizabethtown is one of (if not) the busiest in the state.  Being centrally located within the geographic region, approximately 5,000 residents visit the location monthly for services. Continual comments and criticisms are received by state officials regarding availability of appointments, lack of walk-in opportunities, parking, longer than expected wait times and inadequate space for inside waiting.  Inside space is particularly crucial when weather doesn’t allow visitors to wait in the commons area outside the office entrance.  The Elizabethtown Regional Drivers Licensing Office is a converted space, previously occupied by and originally built for Kentucky State Police Post 4. With a police headquarters design, lobby space for large numbers of visitors was not a need.  As such, the lobby space does not accommodate visitor traffic scheduled each day for licensing services. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which is the parent agency for the Division of Licensing, has been working to secure a larger and permanent location.  Wednesday, cabinet officials announced the move will take place over the next week, with licensing operations opening at the new location on Monday. The new Elizabethtown Regional Drivers Licensing Office will be at 916 North Mulberry, just west of the current location and is adjacent to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office. Appointments at any regional licensing office are available at drive.ky.gov.  Walk-in customers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Driver testing in Hardin County is conducted by Kentucky State Police and will also be located at the new regional licensing office location, but will have a separate entrance to streamline processing for both facilities. Those needing license testing services must schedule an appointment at the kentuckystatepolice.gov website.

 

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Leitchfield Police ask for help in burglary case

Police in Leitchfield are asking for help in identifying two people who burglarized the Marathon-Taco Bell location on South Main Street early Tuesday morning.  An employee arrived to open the store around 5:30 and noticed two men inside. Both were wearing dark hoodies and covered their faces. They fled through the back of the store and drove away in a dark-colored pickup. Surveillance video is available and shows them using crowbars on the drive-thru window to gain access.  Lottery tickets and cigarettes were stolen from the Marathon convenience store side of the business. Anyone with information to help with the investigation is asked to contact Leitchfield Police at 270-259-3850.

 

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Edmonson County Water supply issues

Water supply issues have been at the front of utility concerns for portions of the region served by Edmonson County Water District. Customers of Edmonson, Grayson and Hart Counties have been affected by issues at a Green River intake site.  These issues have been a result of dam and lock removals by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Multiple meetings have taken place between local officials and the general public over the past year. Some of them have featured limited representation by the Corps.  To date, remedy proposals and even general response from the Corps have been slow or absent when requested by local officials. Tuesday, US Congressman Brett Guthrie took up the issue in Washington as he questioned Assistant Secretary Michael Connor with the Corps Engineering Civil Division. Guthrie explained the situation with removals being aimed at restoring the river to its original state.  He told Connor the Crops got the information wrong when presenting the removal plan, leading to endangering water supply for the surrounding area. Secretary Connor says he is becoming more familiar with the issue and plans to visit the local Corps office soon.  He is a high-level official, who admittedly stated while having general knowledge, he wasn’t aware of the specifics of dropping levels at the water intake location. He pledged to work with Guthrie’s office and local officials and said the Corps has to continue an understanding of this and other similar locations are not just aquatic ecosystems, flood risk reductions or water supply issues. They all affect each other. Guthrie pushed to communicate not just wildlife, but life (in general) has adapted to river changes over the past century and that notion should be heavily considered. Guthrie noted damming the river happened before it was used for water utility intake and surrounding natural and human features evolved and developed with dependence on dammed river conditions.  Changing it now is showing long-reaching consequences.  Guthrie asked about these considerations while planning.  Connor provided a high-level and general response that dam removal is not an unusual procedure for the Corps and he added a majority of removals are driven by local stakeholder requests, not actions deemed needed by the Corps.  Through his commentary, Secretary Connor’s unfamiliarity with the situation resurfaces. Over the past year or so of meetings and discussions, there has been no revelation of any local stakeholder pushing for dam removals along the river.

 

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

High School basketball sports ticker

In high school basketball tonight, the Hart County Raiders host Bluegrass Blazers Kentucky Home School.  Our coverage of the varsity game begins at 6:45 with tip off scheduled for 7:00 here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Area high school basketball sports ticker

In high school basketball from Tuesday night, the Lady Colonels of Caverna were defeated by Glasgow, 73-26. The Colonels won the second game of the double header, 73-48. Congratulations to the Colonels' Jaylin Craine, who was honored before the boys game as the newest addition to the 1000 Point Club.

 

Hart County's Lady Raiders lost to Taylor County Tuesday night, 58-45.  The Raiders also lost to Taylor County, 58-49.

 

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Bill aimed at eliminating early voting in KY

A bill introduced in the state senate aims to eliminate general early voting in Kentucky. Introduced during the pandemic to make voting more flexible due to factors surrounding COVID 19 restrictions, early voting has stayed in place, with thousands of voters across the state taking advantage of the three-day period which also includes a Saturday. Senator John Schickel is the sponsor of Senate Bill 61, which (if passed) returns voting to a single election day.  The bill still provides for absentee voting, the same as before the pandemic. Schickel believes that early voting undermines the sanctity of election day and over time, voter turnout will actually decrease because the voting process is more diluted. Secretary of State Michael Adams disagrees and says early voting is extremely important since election day is not an official holiday.  He says it frees up many voters to cast ballots where they were simply unable to do so before.  The bill has not been supported to a large degree at this point by other senators.

 

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Magnolia man sentenced on felony assault charges

A Magnolia man is now sentenced for assaulting law enforcement during the breach of the US Capitol on January 6th of 2021. A release from US District Court says 54-year-old Clayton Ray Mullins will face 30 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release. He is also ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the Architect of the Capitol, $30,165 in restitution to a Metropolitan Police Department Officer for medical expenses and $49,764 in fines. Mullins pleaded guilty last September to a felony charge of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers.

 

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Use caution as road work continues

Road crews continue patching broken pavement following deep cold and winter precipitation over the past couple of weeks.  US 31W in southern Hart County is still rough in places, but crews have worked since last Thursday to place cold mix in holes of the roadway along the most broken apart sections.  Potholes in other roads have also been addressed over the past few days.  Today, crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are working along I-65 northbound just north of Munfordville to fill an extended section of broken pavement.  While crews are working, the interstate will be reduced to one lane, with the left lane and center lane closed to protect workers and motorists.  Drivers are advised to pay close attention to signs and be prepared to reduce speed upon approaching the Exit 65 Interchange.                                                                                                        

 

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

High School Basketball Sports Ticker

In high school basketball from Monday night, the Lady Colonels of Caverna were defeated by Washington County, 74-29.  The Colonels came up just short in the second game of the double header, losing 57-55.

 

Tonight, the Lady Colonels and Colonels host Glasgow for a varsity double header beginning at 5:30. Coverage begins at 5:15 on WLOCplus, available on our facebook page and at wloconline.com.

 

Hart County hosts Taylor County tonight for a girls/boys double header. Tip off of the first game is at 5:30 with pregame coverage here on WLOC Sports beginning at 5:15.

 

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

Unemployment rate lowers in Hart County

Hart County’s unemployment rate is slightly lower in December figures released late last week by the Education and Labor Cabinet. The rate is 4%, compared to 4.2% in November. Unemployment is four tenths of a percent higher in the year-over-year comparison, with the December 2022 rate being 3.6%. Hart County’s December unemployment rate is slightly higher than the state average of 3.8%, but is likewise trending slightly downward in direction. Of adjacent counties, Edmonson County’s December rate is highest at 4.6%, followed by Metcalfe County at 4.5%, Grayson County at 4.2%, Barren County at 4.1%, LaRue County at 4%, Hardin County at 3.9% and Green County had the lowest unemployment rate of adjacent counties at 3.4%. Woodford County continues to have the state's lowest jobless rate at 2.8% and Magoffin County has the state's highest rate at 9%.

 

The Kentucky Department of Revenue began accepting state individual income tax returns Monday. Processing of returns will begin next Monday. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also began accepting federal individual income tax returns Monday. Electronic individual income tax returns typically take four to six weeks to process. Taxpayers may check the status of their state refund by visiting refund.ky.gov.  The deadline for Kentuckians to file 2023 returns is Monday, April 15.

 

Each year, the Department of Revenue partners with the IRS to operate Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites across the state. At these sites, knowledgeable staff provides free tax filing assistance to eligible individuals and families, as well as Kentucky state government employees.  This service is available to help individuals with an annual income of $60,000 or less or any Kentucky state government employee, regardless of income. If you believe you qualify and would like to take advantage of this service, please schedule an appointment by contacting the nearest regional taxpayer service center, which is in either Bowling Green or Louisville for Hart and surrounding counties. Contact information and a complete list of regional taxpayer service centers is available at the revenue.ky.gov website. Any taxpayer who has questions or requires assistance may submit a general inquiry on the website or call 502-564-4581. Representatives are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7am-3:30pm Central and Wednesday from 7am-4pm Central.

 

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Monday, January 29th, 2024

Wax Water Treatment Plant Advisory remains

While Edmonson County Water District lifted a Water Conservation Advisory early Sunday, a Boil Water Advisory for customers served by Wax Water Treatment Plant remains in effect. The advisory is a result of high turbidity levels. Turbidity refers to the cloudiness of water which could indicate disease-causing organisms remain within the water.  Crews continue to work around the clock to remedy the issue. Areas served by the Edmonson County Water facility include Gap Hill Road in Hart County beginning at the Edmonson County line and all customers from 569 Cherry Springs Road, extending to Cub Run, Big Windy, Kessinger, Priceville and Raider Hollow. Grayson County customers are affected at the intersection of KY 259 and Vanmeter School Road including all of the Peonia and Wax area. The advisory means customers should bring all water to a boil for one minute and let it cool before using it. For more information, residents can call 270-597-2165.

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Monday, January 29th, 2024

Wanted man in Grayson County arrested

Officers used drone technology early Saturday morning to catch a wanted man in Grayson County. The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department answered a domestic violence protective order violation complaint along Armes-Lively Road. The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Henry Harris, had fled approximately 100 yards from the residence to a nearby ditch and was quickly located using a drone equipped with thermal imaging. Harris tried to flee officers and suffered injuries trying to get over a barbed wire fence.  He was transported for treatment and medical clearance and then booked at Grayson County Detention Center on charges of wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing or evading, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of previously mentioned domestic violence protective order. Sheriff Norman Chaffins says this call presented an ideal circumstance to deploy the technology, adding it reduced safety risks to deputes and the K-9 unit.

 

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Monday, January 29th, 2024

ID changes possible for election

Changes could be coming for what is considered an acceptable form of ID at Kentucky polls on election day.  Current law allows a college ID as an acceptable form of identification at polling locations. Senator Adrienne Southworth is proposing Senate Bill 80, to remove college IDs as a primary form but allow it to remain valid as a secondary form. Southworth says college IDs aren't government issued, so it doesn't require the same verification process to receive a college ID as a state or federal issued ID.  Southworth also says people are becoming more aware of potential election loopholes, and Senate Bill 80 addresses a legitimate risk. Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, disagrees with a need for Senate Bill 80. He says the purpose of photo ID is satisfied by a college ID.  Adams says the state has seen no such fraud involving college IDs. Adams says this is a different security level than the 2020 law (which he supported) requiring a photo ID be presented at voting polls. Senate Bill 80 would also remove credit or debit cards as a second-form of ID at polls. The bill passed in committee last week to advance to the senate floor.

 

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Monday, January 29th, 2024

High School Basketball Sports

Tonight in high school basektball, Caverna's girls and boys host Washington County for a varsity double header.  Tip off for the girls game is at 6pm followed by the boys game.  Catch the action here tonight on WLOC Sports.  Coverage begins at 5:45.

 

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Friday, January 26th, 2024

WLOC Sports Ticker

In the All "A" Classic at Corbin Thursday night Pikeville defeated Caverna Boys 43 to 33. Caverna's Jalen Craine scored 9 points and Tyson Martin scored 8 points.

 

Tonight: Hart County is hosting Larue County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live broadcasts of both games beginning at 5:15 a.m.

 

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Friday, January 26th, 2024 

Drug Arrest In LeGrande

A search warrant near LeGrande Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man on drugs and firearms charges.  Officers with the Hart County Sheriff’s Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed the warrant at 1230 LeGrande Highway in connection to an ongoing drug trafficking organization investigation of Dillon Maxey. Over two pounds of cocaine were seized, along with 6.5 ounces of methamphetamine, 4.6 ounces of marijuana, a handgun and over $8,000 in suspected drug proceeds. After being arrested, Maxey was booked at Hart County Jail on charges of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana (all enhanced by the presence of a firearm), possession of drug paraphernalia, acquiring property from income by trafficking in controlled substances, having an inadequate silencer and speeding more than 10 miles per hour over the limit. Investigation in the case continues.

 

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Friday, January 26th, 2024 

Golden Alert Canceled

After issuing a Golden Alert, authorities in Glasgow say an 84-year-old man with dementia has been located.  A notice from the Barren County Sheriff’s Department originally said Joseph Pierce left his residence on South Fork Road Thursday sometime before 2pm. He had been reported missing last month and was later found in Springfield, Tennessee. A press release from the Barren County Sheriff's Department does not provide details of where or how Pierce was located.

 

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Friday, January 26th, 2024 

FRECC Frankfort And Washington DC Trips Winners Include Hart County Student

A young lady from Cub Run is among Farmers RECC winners of a trip to Frankfort and Washington. Annual “Government in Action” Youth Tour recipients will travel to the state’s capital in February and the nation’s capital in June. Emma Sanders is daughter to Chris and Christina Sanders.  She joins Cainin Woodard of Glasgow, Emma Warren of Glasgow and Alyssa Ann Williams Edmonton. Kentucky is one of 45 states sending youth delegations to the annual electric cooperative youth tour. Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have collectively organized trips for more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors to visit Washington. Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by members they serve. Farmers provides electric service to over 26,000 accounts in eleven counties. Today, more than 900 electric cooperatives provide reliable and technologically advanced service to 40 Million Americans.

 

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Friday, January 26th, 2024

Maintenance Crews Making Winter Road Repairs

Highway crews are actively working to address potholes. As weather allows, motorists may encounter District 4 crews performing work on state maintained roads in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. Potholes increase due to frigid temperatures and precipitation. A cold mix is used to repair potholes during winter months but is generally not a long-term repair. Once spring arrives, potholes are fixed with a hot asphalt mix. To report a pothole on state maintained roads, go to transportation.ky.gov and find the “Contact Us” dropdown menu and select “Report a Hazard”. Visit goky.ky.gov for traffic and travel information in Kentucky.

 

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Friday, January 26th, 2024

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Barren County

At approximately 3:30 pm, the Kentucky State Police Post 03 Bowling Green was requested by the Barren County Sheriff's Office in reference to a three vehicle collision. Troopers responded to the scene at the 6000 block of North Jackson Highway. A preliminary investigation indicates that Rylee Gibbons, 20, of Glasgow, was operating a silver Hyundai Elantra south bound on North Jackson Highway. Gibbons crossed the centerline colliding with a blue Nissan Rogue, that was operated by Jennifer Hishmeh, 58, of Glasgow. Hishmeh was traveling north bound on North Jackson Highway. Mania Johnson, 32, of Glasgow, was operating a red Jeep Cherokee that was also north bound on North Jackson Highway, collided with the Nissan Rogue following the initial collision. Alveda Jessie, 80, of Cave City was the passenger of the Nissan Rogue and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. The others involved were transported to T. J. Sampson Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The investigation is being led by Detective Allen Shirley. He was assisted on the scene by Barren County Sheriff's Office, Glasgow Police Department, Barren-Metcalf EMS and the Barren County Coroner's Office.

 

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Thursday, January 25th, 2024

New Cameras Near Schools Will Help Police Track Vehicles

Law enforcement leaders in Hardin County are set to utilize camera surveillance around area schools. Monday, Hardin County Schools announced 20 Flock Safety Cameras will be mounted at a cost of around $50,000 per year, covered by a combination of grants and general funds. While the district is picking up the cost, police will utilize data from the technology.  Placement around schools expands an existing network of 20 Flock Cameras already in use along several routes in Elizabethtown.  These cameras snap pictures of vehicles passing by, helping locate stolen vehicles or those suspected in crimes and even golden alerts.  They are in use all around the US.  Privacy advocates are voicing concerns, prompting lawmakers to review and enact data collection and retention policies. 

 

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Thursday, January 25th, 2024

KY 70 Closure Planned In Edmonson County

A press release from The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 Public Affairs Office in Bowling Green says a long-term closure of KY 70 in Western Edmonson County will take place beginning February 5th.  A bridge will be replaced at Bear Creek, forcing closure for up to 90 days.  A detour will be setup via KY 187, KY 238 and KY 259.

 

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Thursday, January 25th, 2024

Hodgenville Police Explain Social Media Absence

Hodgenville Police Department is known for their candid activity posts via social media. Earlier this week, their Facebook Page disappeared from public view, prompting a wide range of speculation as to why.  The page reappeared Wednesday along with a statement from the department which says rumors the page was deleted or removed are not true. The page was disabled by the page administrator due to a threat that was made. The statement goes on to explain changes will be made in their posting policy moving forward and limits will be placed on comments.

 

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Cave City Police Department makes a DUI arrest

A traffic stop was made Tuesday by Cave City Police Department which resulted in an arrest. 33-year-old Jeffery Stewart was taken into custody and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Substance, 1st, and reckless driving. Stewart was lodged in Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

A Georgia man is facing assault charges

46-year-old Michael Morgan was arrested Tuesday by the Elizabethtown Police Department. Morgan was charged with Assault, 4th degree, minor injury. He was transported to Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Elizabethtown man arrested for terroristic threatening

48-year-old William Hodge was arrested by Elizabethtown Police Department Tuesday and charged with terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, along with resisting arrest. Hodge was taken to Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

A missing Glasgow teen is now back home

14-year-old Giovanni Laveze Allen, of Glasgow, was reported missing Tuesday. He was found safe Tuesday night by Glasgow Police Department and is now back home.

 

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Caverna in All "A" Classic State Tournament at Corbin

Caverna schools will be dismissing early on Thursday and will be closed Friday for the Boys Basketball trip to the All “A” Classic State Tournament at Corbin Arena.  Thursday dismissal will be at 12:30 for the Elementary School and 1:15 for the Middle and High Schools.  Caverna plays Pikeville Thursday night at 7:00 Central.  Coverage here on WLOC Sports begins at 6:40.  If Caverna wins Thursday, they will play the winner of Evangel Christian and Kentucky Country Day on Friday night at 8:30 Central.  The All “A” Semifinal will be Saturday afternoon at 4:30 and the Championship game will be at 1pm Central on Sunday.

 

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

New Law Aimed To Reduce Repeat Violent Offences

Sweeping legislation (House Bill 5) that would keep felons locked up after a third violent offense won approval last week from a Kentucky House committee that heard mixed reviews about its potential to combat crime. The measure has emerged as a top priority this year in the House. The proposal cleared the Judiciary Committee after a long and emotional hearing. Lawmakers heard heart-wrenching testimony from people who lost loved ones as a result of violent crimes. Bill critics raise doubts about whether it would make a dent in crime, claiming it fails to address the many complex issues that can lead to criminal activity. The measure advanced on a 13-5 committee vote and now heads to the full House. A key component of the bill is its three-strikes provision. People convicted of three violent felonies would face life in prison. The bill would increase penalties for several other crimes as well.

 

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Popup Licensing Event Registration Opens Today

Appointments for Kentucky Popup Licensing Events book up quickly. Registration for Barren County’s February 7th popup date at Lera B. Mitchell Clubhouse begins today. Popup licensing events allow citizens renew or obtain new credentials (including REAL ID) the same as visiting a regional licensing location. Counties without a regional office have multiple yearly popup events, as dictated by current law. Visit drive.ky.gov to schedule a popup appointment or to schedule a regular appointment in Elizabethtown, Columbia or Bowling Green.

 

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Sports Ticker And Hart County Homecoming

The Raiders defeated the Falcons of Monroe County Monday night, 72-68. The Lady Raiders were defeated in the double header in Tompkinsville, 69-54.

It is homecoming night at Hart County High School.  The Lady Raiders will take on North Hardin Christian at 5:30, followed by the Raiders game against Edmonson County at 7:00. The homecoming ceremony will take place during halftime of the second game.

The Lady Colonesl of Caverna are scheduled to host Campbellsville tonight at 6:30 and the Colonels begin play in the All "A" Classic State Tournament Thursday evening at Corbin Arena.  They take on Pikeville at 7pm Central.  Coverage of the state tournament game begins at 6:45 here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Crisis Heating Assistance Available

Funds are available to help area residents with winter heating costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The subsidy phase of the program ended December 15th, but the crisis component of the program is now in effect through March 31st or until funds are depleted.  Those needing help with electric bills for heating can call 270-524-0224 in Hart County, 270-651-8171 in Barren County and 270-432-4006 in Metcalfe County. Details of program requirements and benefits are also available at those numbers or by visiting casoky.org and clicking on the ‘Community Services’ tab.

 

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Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Man Threatens To Kill Woman

Police in Grayson County arrested a Clarkson man for threatening to kill a family member last Wednesday.  Just before 9am, officers responded to a domestic complaint on Peonia road where they found 28-year-old Aaron White had yelled at the female, saying he was going to slit her throat with a knife.  According to police, domestic disturbances have been an ongoing issue with Aaron White. He is charged with terroristic threatening and domestic violence assault. The exact relation between the woman and White is not clear.

 

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Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Annual RV And Boat Show This Weekend

One of the biggest indoor RV and boat shows each year happens in Louisville and it’s scheduled for this weekend at the Kentucky State Fair and Expo Center.  The five-day event takes a year to plan and gathers hundreds of vendors to set up on the convention floor. More than 40,000 people are expected to see the latest outdoor sports and recreation equipment, providing shoppers an opportunity to compare hundreds of different models in one location. The show opens Wednesday and goes through Sunday. Tickets are $14 for anyone 13 years and older. Children 12 years and younger are free.  Online tickets are available at louisvilleboatshow.com with a $2 per ticket discount off the gate admission price.

 

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Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Hunting And Fishing Rights Addressed For Small Acreage Landowners

Two bills introduced to the general assembly aim to reinstate rights of landowners with less than five acres, allowing them to hunt and fish on their land without purchasing a license. During last year’s session, legislators passed Senate Bill 241, which contained language that revoked rights of landowners with less than five acres. Senate Bill 5 and House Bill 217 (this year) restore those rights. They are exactly the same version in both chambers.  The House Bill was passed in committee and is now able to be voted on the house floor.  Legislators believe the language included in Senate Bill 241 a year ago was unintentional, though it still revoked longstanding rights of landowners.  Legislators are confident that hunting and fishing rights of those landowners will be restored by the end of this session.

 

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Friday, January 19th, 2024

Fleeing and evading arrest made in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office made an arrest Thursday. 30-year-old Colin Matthews was charged with Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree, Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree, (on foot) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Matthews is scheduled to be in court Monday at 12:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 19th, 2024

Munfordville man has been sentenced in federal court

A Munfordville man was sentenced Wednesday for illegally possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony offense. 50-year-old Lawrence T. Carter, Jr. was given 4 years and 9 months in federal prison. The sentence will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. The charges stem from Carter illegally possessing a 9mm handgun, and ammunition, on Aug. 16, 2022. Carter had previously been convicted of felony offenses back in March of 2005 for attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unregistered shotgun less than 26 inches in length. This case was investigated by the ATF. The Cave City Police Department assisted.

 

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Friday, January 19th, 2024

New Football head coach for Barren County

 

John Myers will be the new Barren County Trojans football coach.

Myers replaces Tommy Muse. And for the past six football seasons, was the offensive coordinator for the Glasgow Scotties. Myers previously was head coach for Russellville Panthers.

 

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Thursday, January 18th, 2024

Fugitive wanted in Arizona found in E-town

A 61-year-old man has been arrested by Elizabethtown Police Department.  Monday night, Craig Steven Russo, of Phoenix, Arizona, was taken into custody after officers determined he was a wanted fugitive. He was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center with arraignment scheduled this morning.

 

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Thursday, January 18th, 2024

Cub Run man arrested as a fugitive

A 43-year-old Cub Run man was taken into custody Tuesday evening by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department. It was discovered that Troy Coon was a wanted fugitive. Coon was taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, January 18th, 2024

E-town man faces felony charges

60-year-old Roy Johnson, of Elizabethtown, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, improper registration plate, no registration receipt, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, no operator-moped license. Radcliff Police Department made the arrest. Johnson was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 18th, 2024

Crews Focus on Next Weather Event

After a five day stretch of pretreating and treating the late weekend weather event, additional winter weather is in the short term forecast. Crews in District 4 counties are prepared to address issues brought on by potential snow, sleet and freezing rain through Friday. The setup of this weather event is different from the previous one. Any snow accumulation is expected to be heavier and wetter at the onset and may be preceded by rain or a wintry mix across portions of the district. With warmer conditions today followed by another drop in temperatures into the weekend, crews will work accordingly across the district to maximize effectiveness. Motorists should be weather-aware and monitor road conditions ahead of travel. Visit snowky.ky.gov for current road condition information.

 

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Man located after Golden Alert issued

A Williamsburg man was reported missing over the weekend with his last known whereabouts in the area of the Eagle Falls trailhead. An investigation ensued as Post 11 London assisted Kentucky State Park Ranger Division, in working a missing person investigation at Cumberland Falls State Park Resort located in Whitley and McCreary Counties. A Golden Alert D was issued as well. The missing man, identified as 35-year-old Walter Dewayne Dale, was located Tuesday afternoon after a civilian called McCreary County 911 reporting that he could hear a man calling for help near Eagle Falls. Dale was rescued by boat by the search and rescue

team. Dale was transported by Whitley County EMS to the Whitley County Airport where PHI air medical transported him to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Significant Improvement on Roads Tuesday

Treatment and sun drastically improved roads Tuesday across District 4. Conditions vary across our 11 counties with routes generally being clearer in northwestern counties which received less snow. Interstate and parkway lanes are mostly clear. Major local routes are partially clear while lower volume secondary routes are mostly covered.  Today's focus will be on secondary routes with warmer temperatures and good sunshine in the forecast.

 

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Fugitive wanted in Arizona found in E-town

A 61-year-old man has been arrested by Elizabethtown Police Department.  Monday night, Craig Steven Russo, of Phoenix, Arizona, was taken into custody after officers determined he was a wanted fugitive. He was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center with arraignment scheduled this morning.

 

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Arrest man in Metcalfe County

An arrest was made Tuesday morning in Metcalfe County. Anthony Ray Johnson, age 64, was taken into custody by Officer Jared Steele and charged with Public Intoxication- controlled substance - excluding Alcohol. Johnson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

High School Basketball Update

Hart County Lady Raiders JV/Varsity will host Marion County Saturday in a makeup game. The JV game begins at 2:30 p.m. with the varsity game starting around 3:30 p.m. Studio 101 WLOC will have the live broadcast of the Lady Raiders Varsity game.

 

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys' games scheduled for tonight against South Warren, have been postponed. Listen to Studio 101 WLOC for updates.

 

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Man Wanted For Death Investigation Turns Himself In

The man Glasgow Police were in search of regarding a death investigation turned himself in and was arrested on an unrelated warrant.  Police say Chadrick Bulle may have information to help in the case of a woman who was pronounced deceased at a location on Lauderdale Drive last Tuesday. The following day, police issued a public request for assistance in finding him.  Bulle’s attorney was present on Friday when he turned himself in.

 

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Search For Missing Teen

Authorities in Hardin County are searching for a missing teen. Sheriff John Ward says 16-year-old Nakiesha “Nikki” Chevalier is a 5’ 1” black female weighing about 100 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in the Elizabethtown area wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department at 270-765-5133.

 

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Trooper Cruiser Struck While Responding On Interstate

A Kentucky State Police cruiser was struck by a passenger vehicle while a trooper was investigating a non-injury collision on I-65.  At approximately 7pm Monday, Kentucky State Police Trooper Evan Smith was investigating a non-injury collision at the 60.2 mile marker north bound on I-65. Trooper Smith's police cruiser was parked on the left emergency lane. While Trooper Smith was outside of his vehicle investigating the non-injury collision, his vehicle was rear ended by a maroon Mercedes Benz causing it to catch fire. The fire was extinguished prior to becoming fully involved. Trooper Smith's emergency lights were activated. Trooper Smith did not sustain any injuries, nor did the operator of the Mercedes Benz.

 

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Monday, January 15th, 2024

Shots Fired, One Dead

Units from Glasgow Police responded to Dellwood Apartments just off of South Green Street after a report of shots being fired Friday morning. Officers arrived just before 10:00 and located a juvenile female who had been shot. An additional shot was heard and 19-year-old Taeron Legg was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The juvenile was transported from the scene for treatment of the gunshot which was not life threatening. South Green Elementary located nearby was placed on lockdown for a short time as police responded.

 

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Monday, January 15th, 2024

Officer Arrested For Threatening Mother Of His Child And The Mother's Boyfriend

A Leitchfield Police Officer is charged with two counts of terroristic threatening after being accused of threatening to kill the mother of his child and her boyfriend. Grayson County Attorney Jeremy Logsdon issued a press release, saying investigators have an audio recording of Officer Ty Whitaker making the threat along with additional evidence of aggressive behavior towards the woman while in uniform. Whitaker was arrested Wednesday of last week by Kentucky State Police. A court date is not available. Whitaker is not currently listed as an inmate at any local jail facilities, including Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, January 15th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

The Colonels of Caverna are the All "A" Classic 5th Region Champions. They defeated Green County Friday night in the tournament final, 59-55 for their fourth win in a row and avenging an earlier loss to the Dragons on the Colonel's home floor back on December 15th.  The Colonels will play the 15th Region All "A" Classic winner on Thursday, January 25th at Corbin Arena. Caverna will have to wait until Thursday night's 15th Region final to find out their All "A" Classic State Tournament first-round opponent.

 

In other Friday night high school basketball, the Lady Raiders and Raiders both picked up wins at Hart County High.  The girls defeated Allen County, 70-64 and the boys defeated Marion County, 52-43.  The Lady Raiders traveled to Bardstown Saturday night, losing 60-42.

The Lady Raiders are back in action tonight for a 6:00 tip off.  Our coverage begins at 5:45 here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Friday, January 12th, 2024

Hart County Fiscal Court Recap

Inmate workers from Hart County Jail spared the county just over $1 Million in labor costs for 2023. Figures were announced in the Jailer’s Report presented by Deputy Jailer Paul Gentry at Thursday’s fiscal court meeting. A large percentage of the savings is with Hart County Solid Waste, which would have to otherwise hire and pay wages. The overall inmate worker figure is also comprised of labor cost savings from the cities of Horse Cave and Munfordville, Hart County Animal Shelter, road departments in Hart County and Edmonson County, Hart County Library and Hart County Senior Center.  Deputy Gentry said inmates logged nearly 70,000 work hours for the year just completed. Currently, the jail is holding 183 inmates.

Also at Thursday’s fiscal court meeting, Sheriff Jeff Wilson reported just over 88% of taxes have been collected. A surplus county property auction will be held at the sheriff’s office on Saturday, February 10th at Noon.

Updated information was presented to the court from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that construction will soon begin on the $8.8 Million Horse Cave Bypass. A preliminary work schedule for the two-year project should be finalized late next week. Scotty’s Contracting provided the lowest bid, coming in over $2 Million under the state’s estimate.  The court was also informed KY 218 heading east from downtown Horse Cave will be resurfaced to eliminate rough pavement in the eastbound lane in the Baptist Church vicinity. A project is also ready to be scheduled for reworking KY 88 in Munfordville at the Main Street intersection between Hart County Bank & Trust and SCRTC/Farmers RECC.  The project is expected to provide a concrete inlay on the KY 88 approach to Main Street, helping to alleviate extreme rutting of pavement created by heavy commercial vehicles starting and stopping on the eastbound lane.  The project also provides a new roadway surface from the intersection out of town to Macon-Kessinger Road.

In other business, the court reappointed Brad Smith to the Ambulance Board for a term ending in December of 2025. Alexis Yates was appointed to the Assessment Appeals Board for a term ending in December of 2026. Becky Smith was appointed to the Hart County Tourism Board for a term ending in December of 2025. Glen Thomas was reappointed to the Hart County 109 Board for a term ending in December of 2025, Andrew Tucker was appointed to the Planning Commission Board for a term ending in December 2028 and Joe Farmwald, Rebecca Sturgeon, and Ken Russell were appointed to the Tourism Board for terms ending in December of 2026.

The court agreed to advertise for a hearing regarding ownership of Veterans Park near Rowletts.  Judge Executive Joe Choate and County Attorney Justin Baird spoke about challenges of determining current ownership and said input is needed from area veterans and the general public on a course of action.

The court voted to advertise for masonry and other repairs to the courthouse.

The court went into closed session to consider a property transaction. Upon return to an open session, an announcement was made to deed .4 acre on the southeast corner of the KY 88 and KY 677 intersection in Monroe to Regina Burd, who owns the adjacent property. 

The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court will be Thursday, February 8th.

 

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Friday, January 12th, 2024

Two Million Powerball Winner Claims Prize

An Elizabethtown woman is new millionaire after playing the Kentucky Lottery.  The winning $2 Million Powerball ticket had been outstanding since the December 20th drawing.  She chose to remain anonymous upon presenting her claim at lottery headquarters, taking home $1.44 Million after taxes. She matched all five of the regular ball numbers but missed the power ball number, good for $1 Million and added the Power Play, doubling her prize. She found out she was a winner when scanning the ticket before making a purchase for the December 23rd drawing. She says the screen popped up a message saying “See KLC” and then she realized five of the matching numbers. She continued buying her next drawing ticket and put the winning ticket in her purse, being stunned by her thoughts and letting reality soak in.  The ticket was sold at FiveStar on North Dixie in Radcliff. The store receives $20 Thousand for selling the ticket. December 20th was the day to buy a ticket in Radcliff. Another $1 Million winning ticket, but without the Power Play, was sold just down the road at Walmart’s Gateway Crossing fuel station.

 

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Friday, January 12th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

The Caverna Colonels take on Green County from Green County High School tonight in the final of the 5th Region All "A" Classic.  Tip off is set for 7pm. Catch the game on WLOCplus, available on our Facebook page @wlocradio and on our website at wloconline.com, with coverage beginning at 6:45.

With the All "A"Classic schedule, game changes have been made for both Caverna and Hart County.  The two were originally set to play a girls and boys varsity double header at Caverna tonight. Those games will now be played next Friday, January 19th.

For Hart County tonight, the Lady Raiders will now host Allen County at 5:30 and the boys will follow, hosting Marion County at 7:00.  Catch both games here on WLOC.

 

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Thursday, January 11th, 2024

KSP Cruiser Hit On Parkway

A semi struck a Kentucky State Police cruiser Wednesday morning in Grayson County while a trooper was investigating an injury collision. The initial single-vehicle incident was on the westbound side of Western Kentucky Parkway near Clarkson. Trooper Scott Wheatley’s cruiser was in the emergency lane with lights activated. The semi veered into the emergency lane, causing the impact.  The car sustained major damage while the semi sustained minor damage.  There were no injuries.  A press release from state police did not identify the semi driver and it did not indicate any charges.  A reason for the semi drifting into the emergency lane is not listed.

 

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Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Man Forces Way Onto School Bus

A man was arrested Tuesday after a bizarre incident in Glasgow. Police say 33-year-old Dustin Wooten walked up to a school bus at Glasgow Preschool Academy’s bus parking lot along west Cherry Street, forcibly opened the door and entered the bus. There were no students aboard at the time. The bus driver was able to remove and detain Wooten until police arrived.  Dustin Wooten is booked on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

 

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Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Clerks Offices Transition To New System

As expected and cautioned by the state, the new vehicle registration system is coming online with a few hiccups. Wednesday, Hardin County’s Clerk’s Office closed their doors, unable to provide services due to complications with the new computer system. The office reopened Thursday but conducting business for citizens was a slow task with some services unavailable.  Today, Hart County’s Clerks Office is opening for the first time with the new system. A release from Hart County Clerk Felicia Shelton says anyone with registration business that is not urgent is asked to wait. She says there are several glitches and issues the state is working to resolve. If you have to come in to the office for a renewal or other transaction, Shelton says they understand, but please be aware of long wait times. The change to new software will be positive, Shelton added, but it takes time for changes to go through while having no control at the county level over implementation problems. Currently, anyone needing registration services must bring in a recent proof of insurance because access to insurance company records is temporarily unavailable.  Also at this time, the clerk’s office cannot process out of state title transfers, order duplicate titles, or update information on active titles.

 

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Thursday, January 11th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

The Caverna Colonels defeated Fort Knox 80-47 Wednesday night in the 5th Region All "A" Classic and advance to Friday night's title game against Green County from Green County High School.

With the All "A"Classic schedule, game changes have been made for both Caverna and Hart County.  The two were originally set to play at Caverna Friday night.

For Hart County on Friday, the Lady Raiders will now host Allen County at 5:30 and the boys follow and host Marion County at 7:00.

The Caverna versus Hart County double header is now scheduled for next Friday, January 19th.  Additional schedule changes will be announced ahead of gameday action.

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

DUI And Drug Arrests After Cave City Traffic Stop

Last Thursday morning, Cave City Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a car along US 31W with an expired Temporary Registration.  The driver is identified as Reggie Harris and a passenger is identified as Michelle Rogers. Harris appeared to be under the influence of drugs resulting in a field sobriety test and a search of the vehicle. Rogers’ purse contained suspected methamphetamine.  Both were booked at Barren County Jail, where Rogers was observed concealing additional bags of suspected methamphetamine. Reggie Harris is charged with various traffic violations including DUI, along with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Rogers is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia along with promoting contraband and trafficking in methamphetamine.

 

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Police And Owner Searching Of Stolen Enclosed Trailer

An enclosed equipment trailer was taken from Magnolia over the weekend.  The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to an investigation request around the old Magnolia Elementary School area after a white pickup was seen on surveillance camera early Friday morning just after 4:00. The enclosed trailer is black with a single axle and some body damage. The owner says it had a hitch lock and was partially blocked in position by other vehicles, suggesting the responsible party did not easily hook up and drive off. The sheriff’s department and owner ask anyone along US 31E in the area with security cameras for review of footage from around that time frame to get additional leads. A cash reward is being offered by the owner. The sheriff’s office phone number is 270-358-3120.

 

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Police Looking For Man Who May Have Information Regarding Woman's Death

Glasgow Police Department has issued a public call for assistance in finding an individual regarding a death investigation.  Officials are not saying exactly why they want to speak with Chadrick Bulle, but they believe he might have information to help in the investigation of a woman who was pronounced deceased at a location on Lauderdale Drive after officers responded to an unresponsive person report Tuesday morning. Bulle is described as white, 5’ 6” and 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Man Arrested After Strangling Woman

A weekend incident landed a Leitchfield man in jail after being accused of strangling his girlfriend and resisting police.  Just after 11pm Friday, officers with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic disturbance call in Clarkson. A female told officers 24-year-old Matthew Breeden was at the residence on North Patterson Street and was asked to leave because of his drug use.  Breeden did not leave and strangled the woman several times.  A citation indicates she received visible injuries during the altercation. Officers located Matthew Breeden at a residence in Leitchfield.  As they arrived and spoke with a person answering the front door, Breeden attempted to flee from a window at the back of the home before resisting arrest while being apprehended.  He is booked at Grayson County Detention Center on charges of strangulation, endangering the welfare of a minor who was present, dating violence assault, fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. Matthew Breeden is on probation for prior burglary and drug offences.

 

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

In girls high school basketball, Hart County's Lady Raiders have dropped two in a row, losing at home Tuesday night against North Hardin, 65-54. Caverna's Lady Colonels did not play Tuesday night.  Their game at Marion County was canceled.

In boys action, the Raiders have dropped three in a row. They also lost to North Hardin Tuesday night with a final score of 73-49.

In semifinal action of the 5th Region All "A" Classic Tuesday night from Green County High School, Green County's girls defeated Campbellsville's girls and Green County's boys defeated Campbellsville's boys. Both Green County teams advance to Friday night's girls and boys finals at Green County High School.

Tonight, the Caverna Colonels play in the other semifinal game of the boys 5th Region All "A" Classic from Green County. They will play Fort Knox at 7pm, following the 5:30 girls semifinal game between Bethlehem and Fort Knox. Winners of tonight's semifinal games advance to play for 5th Region All "A" Classic Championship Titles at Green County Friday night.

 

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Horse Cave City Council January Meeting Recap

Aside from routine business, issues discussed by Horse Cave City Council at Monday night’s meeting include a variety of topics ranging from the reoccurring black vulture invasion to snow removal.  Regarding these birds, they continue to be federally protected and cannot be killed.  Efforts in past years to use US Fish and Wildlife permitted noise disruption to try and push the vultures out of town have proven unsuccessful.  That leaves no additional course of action which can be taken by the city.  Regarding snow removal, the city’s equipment is ready for action when needed.  The council appointed Becky Miller to the Tourism Board for a term ending in 2026 while re-appointments of Sonya Gedda and Rebecca Sturgeon were made to the board for the same term.  Mike Thompson’s resignation from the Library Board was announced.  The council continued previous discussion of obtaining street lighting at Lindsey Street and also discussed a residence along Smith Street where code enforcement is being looked into.  And, before adjourning, Mayor Randall Curry announced information from the state highway department regarding contracts being awarded for the Southwestern Horse Cave Bypass and work for addressing rough pavement along KY 218 heading east from downtown.

 

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Munfordville City Council January Meeting Recap

Munfordville City Council set preparations for hiring a new police chief when current Chief Greg Atwell retires later this year. To put an officer in chief’s training, they must be tiered with a minimum title of assistant chief.  The city did not have such a position on their roster.  The council approved creation of an assistant chief position.  A bid to sell a surplus police cruiser was accepted. Mayor Annie Swift says the city’s new road department salt shed is now constructed.  The facility is located beside the Munfordville Firehouse.  She also said repairs are ongoing to one of the sports complex fields following vandalism.  A vehicle doing donuts heavily damaged the field surface and watering system.  As part of restitution, the responsible individual is paying the city’s insurance deductible for repairs.  Departmental reports were received and an update was given for cemetery tree cleanup. Removal and stump grinding is complete. Grass will be sown closer to spring.  Other routine business was conducted and citizen concerns were heard regarding operation of the city’s new alerting system and undesirable visual and audible conditions by a neighboring resident on the northern end of town. The final item of the meeting was a closed-session discussion before reopening the meeting and adjournment.

 

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Edmonson Circuit Court Clerk Announces Retirement

Edmonson County Circuit Court Clerk Tanya Hodges is retiring.  She says it will be effective at the end of her current term in December, wrapping up a total of 34 years serving various roles within the office. She has been circuit court clerk since 2012. The only qualified candidate for the May Primary is former Kentucky State Police Trooper and Edmonson County Resident, Daniel Priddy, who left KSP in December after serving 19 years with the agency.  Priddy will be the next Edmonson County Circuit Court Clerk by virtue of running unopposed.

 

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

Hart County's girls and boys basketball teams are at home for the first time in the new year to host North Hardin for a varsity double header tonight. Tip off of the girls game is set for 5:30 with coverage beginning at 5:15 here on WLOC Sports.

Caverna's Lady Colonels were defeated in the opening round of the 5th Region All "A" Classic at Bethlehem High School Monday night, 101-10, while the Colonels defeated Bethlehem in the opening round of the Boys 5th Region All "A" Classic, 83-71.  Caverna's boys advance to play in All "A" Semifinals action against Fort Knox Wednesday night at Green County High School.

 

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Monday, January 8th, 2024

Grieving Families Target Of Phone Scam

Yet another phone scam is circulating through local communities.  This one involves soliciting grieving families and funeral homes.  Scammers are using details from disseminated obituary information and contacting families of deceased individuals, falsely representing the respective funeral home responsible for arrangements.  The scammer will claim to need a deposit for securing funeral home and related services.  Using specific obituary information, these scam calls can be very convincing. A recent flare-up of the scam was noticed in the Louisville area, along with random scam solicitations in smaller communities.  This prompted the Funeral Director's Association of Kentucky to issue a warning to its members urging each funeral home to specifically address payment procedures with families so they are better informed and less likely to fall victim to such scams.  Anyone receiving calls of this nature should contact law enforcement immediately.

 

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Monday, January 8th, 2024

Local State Representative Resigns

State Representative Brandon Reed who serves Hart County and the rest of the 24th House District in the state legislature is resigning to become executive director of the Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy under Jonathan Shell, the state’s newly elected Agriculture Commissioner.  Friday, Reed withdrew his filing for re-election and made his resignation announcement. Reed is serving as the current vice chairman of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which is a key role in the state’s budget process.  Other committee assignments include agriculture, local government and tourism. House Speaker David Osborne praised Reed's legislative service, calling him a staunch advocate for passing responsible state budgets and holding state agencies and programs accountable.  Brandon Reed is in the final year of his current term. While timing of his resignation and change of position are a product of the election cycle and newly sworn office holders, the January 15th effective date comes in the middle of a budget year cycle legislative session. The 24th House District serves Hart, LaRue and Green Counties and will be in need of new representation in the House. Is it likely for a special election to be held ahead of the May Primary, which can be granted under authority of the House Speaker when a lawmaker resigns while the legislature is in session.  Two Republicans (Ryan Bivens of Hodgenville and Asa Waggoner of Horse Cave) filed to run for the House Seat late Friday just hours ahead of the filing deadline to join Democrat (Johnny Pennington of Horse Cave) who had already filed to challenge Reed in November.

 

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Monday, January 8th, 2024

High School Basketball Ticker

Hart County's girls and boys basketball teams had a rough trip to Green County Friday night.  The Lady Raiders lost  67-36 and Raiders lost 78-68. Both teams return home Tuesday night to host North Hardin.

Caverna's Lady Colonels were defeated Friday night at John Hardin and also lost at Butler County Saturday night.  The girls are back in action tonight as the 5th Region All "A" Classic gets underway at Bethlehem High School. We'll have the broadcast for you here on WLOC Sports with tip off set for 5:30.

The Colonels defeated John Hardin in their match-up Friday night, 89-66.  The boys are also traveling to Bethlehem for the 5th Region All "A" Classic tonight.  Catch the Colonels game here on WLOC with tip-off set for approximately 20 minutes after conclusion of the girls game.

 

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Friday, January 5th, 2024

Horse Cave Bypass Project Contract Awarded

Horse Cave's bypass is another step closer to construction. A contract for the project was awarded Thursday to Scotty's Contracting in the amount of $8.85 Million. There were two bids for the project with the other being from Cleary Construction in the amount of $10.45 Million. The state's estimate for the project proposal was $11.24 Million, leaving a $2.39 Million gap in the expected cost versus Scotty's winning bid. The bypass will connect KY 218 and US 31W on the southwest corner of Horse Cave and will divert heavy trucks to and from I-65 and downtown, reduce wear on pavement on the downtown intersection vicinity and provide a bridge over the railroad tracks rather than an at-grade crossing. While details of a construction schedule will not be approved until a meeting between the transportation cabinet and winning contractor takes place, building the bypass will be a two year phased project.

 

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Friday, January 5th, 2024

High School Basketball Friday Night Ticker

Caverna's Lady Colonels and Colonels are back in action tonight for the first time in the new year as they travel to John Hardin for a varsity double header.  The girls game tips off at 5:30 Central.

The Lady Raiders and Raiders have a district showdown in Greensburg tonight.  The varsity double header with Green County starts with the girls matchup at 5:30.  Catch both games here on WLOC Sports.  Coverage begins at 5:15.

 

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Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Stolen Utility Vehicles Recovered In Hart County

Several stolen utility vehicles were recovered Wednesday by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police. A tip was received Tuesday regarding the recent string of thefts, leading police to a location on Eudora Road and another on Rowletts-Cave Springs Road.  A Polaris RZR, three four-wheelers and other items were found resulting in five arrests:  22-year-old Ryan Stinson of Rowletts-Cave Springs Road is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of or buying drug paraphernalia; 42-year-old Richard Perry of Louisville is charged receiving stolen property and was served three outstanding warrants for failure to appear and violation of probation; 32-year-old Travis Lee Shepherd of Eudora Road is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and was served a warrant for contempt; 27-year-old Jonathan Ray Nunn, III of Bunnell Crossing Road is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of or buying drug paraphernalia; and, 39-year-old Lashauna Wells of Bowling Green is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and possession or buying of drug paraphernalia. All five also face a charge of engaging in organized crime. Each is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

 

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Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Drug Bust Results In Two Arrests

A drug bust resulted in arrests early Wednesday in Edmonton. Just after 1am, officers with Edmonton Police, the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police and greater Barren River Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a residence along South Main Street where approximately 35 grams of crystal meth, marijuana, numerous prescription pills, scales, drug paraphernalia and cash were discovered. Taken into custody were 52-year-old Eric Bullington and 30-year-old Shantelle Wireman. Bullington is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance unspecified and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wireman was served a probation warrant.

 

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Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Bridge Demo Work Southbound I-65

The old bridge of KY 222 over I-65 at Glendale is being demolished. Demo work northbound is complete and southbound started last night. One more night of work is scheduled to begin at 10pm through 5am (all Eastern Time) tomorrow morning. During demo work, southbound traffic will be routed off the interstate over the interchange ramps and back on. Drivers should anticipate slow moving traffic when approaching the interchange on the southbound side. After demolition is complete, construction will begin on ramps for the north side of the new KY 222 interchange which opened just before Christmas.

 

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Protective Order Was Issued Before Woman's Murder

A man is charged with murder in the shooting death last week of an Elizabethtown woman. Police arrested 34-year-old Chris Bell, Jr. just hours after he visited a residence on Henion Lane where he was allowed inside by 37-year-old Kenyeta McWilliams.  After arriving, Bell was asked to leave. Surveillance video and witnesses indicate Bell shot McWilliams through the door while standing on the porch and then left.  McWilliams had previously been issued an emergency protective order against Bell.  Upon his arrest, he was booked at Hardin County Detention Center with a $1 million bond and charged with murder and violation of the protective order.

 

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Escaped Inmate Captured

An inmate who drove away from Hardin County Detention Center on December 17th has been captured in northern Kentucky. Covington Police caught 36-year-old Tony Stephens on Christmas Eve.  Stephens stole keys at Hardin County’s minimum security substance abuse program on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, unlocked a door and walked out of the facility before taking the unmarked Hardin County Detention Center vehicle. The vehicle was recovered four days later. Stephens had been serving time for theft and drug possession.  He is now charged with escape and theft of an automobile.

 

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Huffing DUI Arrest

Hodgenville Police responded to a DUI report Saturday along South Lincoln Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found Jerome Hoffie of Magnolia at the scene who admitted to huffing an intoxicating substance.  He was arrested and booked on a DUI charge at LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Tax Penalties Begin Thursday

Today is the final day to pay property taxes in Hart County before late penalties are assessed.  With December 31st falling on a holiday weekend, the deadline was extended.   Sheriff Jeff Wilson says just over 85% of taxes have been paid leading up to New Year’s weekend.  Property taxes are payable at the sheriff’s office in Munfordville.

 

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Tuesday Night High School Sports Ticker

In high school basketball, the Lady Raiders defeated Glasgow Tuesday night, 61-52.  The Raiders lost to Glasgow, 69-58. Both teams are back in action Friday night as they travel to Green County.

 

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Train Collides With Car

A passenger vehicle was hit by a train on KY 218 downtown Horse Cave early Sunday morning.  Just after midnight, a westbound 2006 Ford Fusion traveled over the crossing with gates and lights activated.  The southbound train collided with the car, injuring the driver and a passenger.  Both were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.  Kentucky State Police investigated and issued these preliminary details in a report released Monday, which did not identify anyone involved.  The report also did not indicate if any citations or charges are expected to be sought against the driver of the car.

 

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Utility Vehicle Stolen

The Hart County Sheriff’s Department is investigation a utility vehicle theft.  The 2013 Polaris was stolen from the city limits of Horse Cave around midnight on Thursday.  The RZR is red with black trim, gray side guards along with front and rear Plexiglas.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 270-524-2341.

 

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

DUI Collision

Early Sunday morning, Hodgenville Police responded to a collision just north of town along Old Elizabethtown Road.  When officers arrived, they located Loralye Daulbaugh of Hodgenville, hiding behind a tree.  Daulbaugh was headed south when she lost control and exited the roadway. Her vehicle struck a tree on the driver’s side. Alcohol and drug use are contributing factors to the collision. Daulbaugh is facing charges of DUI, having an open container in a vehicle and possession of marijuana.  She was transported to Baptist Health Hardin for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Tuesday High School Sports Ticker

In high school basketball, the Lady Raiders and Raiders of Hart County travel to Glasgow tonight for a varsity double header.  The girls game is set for a 6pm tipoff.  Coverage here on WLOC Sports begins at 5:45.  Caverna begins the new year with a girl-boy double header Friday night in a trip to John Hardin.

 

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Friday, December 29th, 2023

One Dead And One Injured In Weekend Wreck

Police investigated a fatal wreck Saturday morning on Millerfield Road in Adair County.  Preliminary investigation indicates 55-year-old Frankie Chumbley of Columbia was traveling east on Millerfield Road in a 2006 Jeep Wrangler when she dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. She overcorrected and lost control before leaving the left side of the roadway. Frankie Chumbley was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger, 53-year-old Dennis Chumbley, was transported to University of Kentucky Hospital with serious injuries. The report does not indicate what caused Frankie Chumbley to initially leave the right side of the road.

 

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Friday, December 29th, 2023

Tax Collection Update

Collection is currently 85% for Hart County Property Taxes this year. The update is a 10% increase from the November 30th Hart County Fiscal Court meeting, when Sheriff Jeff Wilson said collection was 75%. Wilson says the sheriff's office will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the New Year's Holiday. He says because the 31st falls on Sunday, his office will accept on-time payments for 2023 taxes through Wednesday, January 3rd.  Late payment penalties will be assessed beginning Thursday, January 4th.

 

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Friday, December 29th, 2023

Sports Ticker

The holiday tournament trip to Gatlinburg has been record setting for both of Hart County High School's Basketball teams.

Thursday night, the Lady Raiders defeated Dawson County, Georgia by a final of 59-62.  Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 31, passing 2,648 career points scored by Tick Rogers through 1992 to become the all-time leading scorer in Hart County High Basketball History.

For the Raiders, they also won Thursday night, defeating Young American Christian from Georgia, 70-58.  Hart County's Clark Rexroat had eight assists. That gives him 404 in his career, also passing Tick Rogers on the all-time assist list in Raider Basketball History whose 1992 record stood at 397.

The Lady Raiders play their final game in Gatlinburg at 3pm Central (Friday) . The Raiders play their final game at 10:30am Central.  Catch the boys game here on WLOC Sports.

The Lady Colonels of Caverna lost to Russell County Thursday in the Vanous Lloyd Christmas Tournament at Warren Central High School. The tournament wraps up today in Bowling Green.

The Colonels are in Scottsboro, Alabama for the Don Webb Classic basketball tournament. After losing their opening game to Eagleville, Tennessee 73-65 on Wednesday, Caverna defeated Hale County, Alabama, 72-69 in their second round on Thursday. That tournament also wraps up today.

 

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Thursday, December 28th, 2023

Smokey Mtn Winter Classic

In girl's action: Goshen, OH, defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 73 to 52. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 28 points passing Laura Shelton on the Girls' All-Time-Scoring list, 11 shy of breaking Hart County's All Time Record held by Tick Rogers. The Lady Raiders will take on Dawson, GA at 4:30 p.m. this evening. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the play by play complete coverage of the game.

 

In boys action: Douglas (AL) defeated Hart County Raiders 59 to 56. Hart County's Jaxon Shoulders scored 20 points, Connor Trent had 15 points and Clark Rexroat scored 12 points.

 

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Thursday, December 28th, 2023

56-year-old man facing burglary and drug charges

56-year-old Kermit Hall is facing burglary and drug charges. Hall was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary, 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) & possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (cocaine). He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, December 28th, 2023

Russellville man facing Human Trafficking charges

A Russellville man is facing human trafficking charges. 33-year-old Ricky Holder, Jr. was arrested Friday and is facing three counts each of Human Trafficking, 1st degree, Sexual Abuse and using a minor under 16 in a sex performance, along with one count of 3rd degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Holder was taken to Logan County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing by Russellville Police Department.

 

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Thursday, December 28th, 2023

Assault arrest in Metcalfe County

An assault arrest was made early this morning. Edmonton Police Department arrested 30-year-old Gregory Stewart for Assault, 4th degree, (domestic violence)

no visible injury. Stewart was lodged in the Barren County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court January 3rd.

 

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Thursday, December 28th, 2023

Glasgow man sentenced in federal court

Sentencing was handed down to a Glasgow man last week. After an investigation by the ATF office in Louisville, KSP & Glasgow Police, 37-year-old Dwayne T. Smith was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for crimes involving illegal possession of a firearm. He was given four years and nine months, followed

by three years of supervised release.

 

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

Man Steals Department Of Highways Truck

A man stole a Kentucky Department of Highways truck in Adair County Christmas Day and drove it to the regional jail. Columbia Police located 48-year-old Joseph Shafer on jail grounds around 9:30pm.  Shafer had crashed the truck into a gate and continued to drive it while under the influence. Joseph Shafer is charged with public intoxication, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and theft of an automobile.

 

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

Police Respond To Shots Fired

Saturday evening, Hodgenville Police responded to a call of shots fired at a location on South Lincoln and Peak Street.  Upon arrival, officers determined no one was injured and there was no additional threat.  During investigation, Thomas Riggs of Battletown, was identified and a check revealed three outstanding warrants through Breckinridge, Meade and Jefferson Counties for assorted traffic charges on which he failed to appear. He was arrested and lodged in Larue County Jail. Additional charges may be added.  Investigation continues.

 

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

High School Sports Ticker

Caverna’s Lady Colonels will be playing this week at Warren Central in the Vanous Lloyd Christmas Tournament.  They take on Christian County today at Noon.

The Lady Raiders of Hart County are in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this week to play in the Smoky Mountain Winter Classic.  They will play Goshen High School of Ohio today at 10:30am Central.  We’ll have that broadcast for you here on WLOC Sports.

In boys basketball, the Colonels of Caverna are in Scottsboro, Alabama this week to play in the Don Webb Classic.  They are set to take the court tonight at 6pm.

The Hart County Raiders are also in Gatlinburg for the Smoky Mountain Winter Classic.  They will play Douglas High School out of Alabama at around 12 Noon today, following the Lady Raiders.  We will also have the Hart County Boys broadcast here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Thursday, December 21st, 2023

Burden Formally Sentenced To Life In Prison

Billy Burden will serve life in prison. The 55-year-old has been officially sentenced in the murder case involving his wife, Erica Burden of Bonnieville.  She was killed in November of 2021. Billy was arrested a couple of days later. He found guilty in LaRue Circuit Court early last month after just 15 minutes of jury deliberation. The life sentence was recommended at that time, which was finalized this past Monday.

 

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Thursday, December 21st, 2023

Grenades Removed From Greensburg Location

Police in Greensburg responded to a location on Main Street Tuesday evening after being dispatched to investigate a report of grenades being located on a downtown property.  For safety, the roadway and adjacent streets were blocked off with assistance by Green County Fire Department while a Kentucky State Police Hazardous Devices Unit worked to determine if these devices were a live threat.  Around two hours later, they were removed for proper disposal.  A report from Greensburg Police does not list any criminal charges or information on origins of these devices.

 

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Thursday, December 21st, 2023

Woman Arrested Days After Giving Police False ID Information

Hodgenville Police arrested a woman Tuesday who had given officers false identification information during an incident involving another arrest from this past weekend.  Jeremy Lewcyk of Hodgenville was taken into custody Saturday on an outstanding warrant.  At that time, Lewcyk had been driving and a passenger in the vehicle identified herself as Elizabeth Waters of New York.  She was allowed to drive the vehicle away following Lewcyk’s arrest. Further investigation revealed the woman’s true identity as Alicia Bishop of Hodgenville.  Bishop had numerous warrants as well as an unserved criminal summons through Hardin and LaRue Counties.  Just after noon on Tuesday, officers arrived at a residence along New Jackson Highway to serve Bishop. After no one answered at the residence, a search warrant was obtained for the premises. Bishop was found inside and was arrested. She was served her outstanding warrants and summons and was also charged with possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She was booked at LaRue County Detention Center. Additional charges of theft of identity, giving an officer false information and driving on a suspended license are expected for Alicia Bishop. Additional charges for hindering apprehension are expected for Jeremy Lewcyk.

 

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Three Arrested On Drug Charges In Cave City

Cave City Police arrested three people on drug charges Monday following an investigation which began as a suspicion of vandalism. A patrolling officer noticed two of the suspects had been outside a residence on South Dixie Highway with a flashlight and a bag.  Due to recent vandalism activity in the area, the officer continued to observe their activity and made contact inside the residence with 35-year-old Joshua Bryant, 56-year-old Tina Stovall and 44-year-old Melissa Cardwell. As the homeowner, she gave consent to search, resulting in the discovery of a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine. Cardwell admitted ownership of the pipe and stated she used methamphetamine. No one at the residence, however, claimed ownership of the plastic bag which contained the drug. Bryant and Stovall stay with Cardwell in the home. Each was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  They were taken to Barren County Detention Center where Melissa Cardwell remains jailed with a court date set for Thursday.  Tina Stovall was released Tuesday and also appears in court Thursday.  Joshua Bryant was released Tuesday and is scheduled for a court appearance on January 8th.

 

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 

LaRue Superintendent Announces Retirement

LaRue County Schools’ Superintendent David Raleigh is retiring.  He made the announcement at the school system’s board of education meeting Monday night. Raleigh began serving in the summer of 2018 and will wrap up six years in the position at the end of this school year when he steps down.  David Raleigh has spent 36 years in public education.

 

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Friday Road Closure In Glasgow

A section of the downtown US 31E Business route will be closed later this week in Glasgow.  The temporary closure will be in place so core testing can be performed by highway engineers in advance of an upcoming construction project. The Friday closure will be from 7am until about noon between the Glasgow Square and Front Street at Water Street. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained during the closure.

 

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Tuesday Night High School Basketball Recap

In high school basketball Tuesday night, the Lady Raiders of Hart County improve to 6-1 on the season with a 88-61 win at Campbellsville. The Lady Raiders are off until after Christmas, when they begin play December 27th in the Smoky Mountain Winter Classic from Gatlinburg.

 

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2023

Solid Waste Christmas Week Schedule

Hart County Solid Waste will be closed on Monday for Christmas with no trash routes scheduled. Trash pickup for all customers will run one day behind during Christmas week except Friday, which will be a double up day. Friday customers will be picked up later in the day after Thursday routes.  Customers should anticipate varying pickups from their normal time of day. Have your trash out early on your adjusted day. Anyone with questions is welcome to call Hart County Solid Waste at 270-524-3323.

 

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2023

Crash Results In Arrest

A Saturday night single vehicle crash along Wingfield Church Road in Edmonson County resulted in charges against the driver involved.  The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department was dispatched just after 10pm to find 68-year-old Scotty Webb of Wingfield off in a ditch.  He was driving a 2000 Chevy S-10 pickup. As officers investigated Webb's strange behavior, a search turned up over five grams of methamphetamine.  He was transported for medical treatment. He is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of a substance other than alcohol and trafficking in a controlled substance.

 

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2023

Inmate Escapee Search

Authorities are looking for an escaped inmate from Hardin County Detention Center. Tony Stephens was noticed missing during an early Monday headcount at the jail after a substance abuse program Sunday night. A jail spokesperson says they believe Stephens stole keys while attending the program and then later unlocked a door to exit the facility. He is believed to have stolen an unmarked detention center vehicle. Tony Stephens is serving time for drug possession and theft. Anyone with  information on his whereabouts should contact law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2023

High School Sports Ticker

The Lady Raiders take their 5-1 record to Campbellsville tonight. Catch the basketball game here on WLOC Sports.  Coverage begins at 6:45 with tip off set for around 7:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 18th, 2023

Cause Of Death Not Determined In Preliminary Report

The death of a man last week in a Nolin Lake area community remains under investigation as authorities await additional details after the release of a preliminary autopsy report failed to provide direct answers.  Emergency responders were called to a residence on Rocky Hill Estates Road in southern Grayson County Sunday morning, December 10th after 49-year-old Alan Lovell of Louisville was found unresponsive. He was pronounced deceased a short time later. The preliminary report indicates no trauma but officials will have to wait several weeks for more detailed analysis, including toxicology results.

 

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Monday, December 18th, 2023

Fatal Wreck Preliminary Report Released

Details were officially released Friday from the Thursday night crash along I-65 in Hart County. The incident occurred around 5:30 at Mile Marker 59 near the northbound rest area. Initial investigation indicates two commercial tractor-trailers were traveling north bound on I-65 in parallel lanes, when the two made minor contact in a side swipe motion. Travis R. Williams, 49, of Sheridan, IN, who was operating one of the commercial vehicles, accelerated in front of the other tractor-trailer and stopped in the travel portion of the roadway causing both commercial vehicles to become stationary in the right lane of travel.  This action caused a chain of collisions including a Ford F-250 being operated by Dallas R Woodard, 18, of Rineyville, KY, who struck the rear of one of the commercial vehicle trailers. Kentucky State Police located a total of six vehicles that were involved in the collision that resulted in Dallas Woodard being pronounced deceased by the Hart County Coroner at the scene of the collision.  Kiarra Padilla, 21, of Battletown, KY, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital and two other operators were transported by EMS to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained.  Travis R. Williams was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and has been lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is being led by Detective Michael Waggener.  He was assisted on the scene by Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner, Air Evac, Kentucky Department of Transportation and KSP Personnel.

 

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Monday, December 18th, 2023

High School Sports Weekend Recap

Caverna's Lady Colonels and Colonels lost a double header against Green County Friday night. The girls score was 112-21 and the boys score was 65-55.

 

Next up for the Lady Colonels is Thursday night game at Warren East. Caverna's boys will play at 11am Thursday in the Barren County Business Supply Holiday Classic, hosted by South Warren High and Middle Schools. The Colonels play Red Bank High School from Chattanooga at South Warren Middle School.

The Lady Radiers and Raiders won their double header against LaRue County Friday night.  The girls score was 88-33 and the boys score was 66-57.

Next up for the Lady Raiders is a matchup at Campbellsville on Tuesday night. The Raiders are off until after Christmas, when they head to Gatlinburg to play in the Smoky Mountain Winter Classic beginning December 27th.

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Friday, December 15th, 2023

Hart County Fiscal Court Recap

Hart County Fiscal Court reviewed departmental budgets at Thursday’s meeting. The sheriff’s budget and clerk’s budget were both approved along with salary caps for each department.  The court recognized Larry Jewell and Greg Sweet for their years of service on the 109 (Solid Waste) Board. Affiliation with Hart County Search and Rescue was approved along with a grant to the Rescue Squad for the amount of $5,347. February 10th has been set as a county surplus auction date, which will take place in the parking lot of the sheriff’s department. Departmental reports were given. The court went into closed session to discuss property acquisition but no action was taken.  The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court is set for January 11th.

 

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Friday, December 15th, 2023

I-65 Exit 86 Interchange Traffic Switch Scheduled For This Weekend

As the interchange project along I-65 at Exit 86 nears completion, construction crews are preparing to switch traffic to a new alignment at the new bridge over the interstate and KY 222 intersections with Blue Oval-SK and US 31W.  The current plan moves traffic off the old bridge this weekend. The move is tentatively set for Saturday (December 16th), but adverse weather could delay the schedule.

When the switch is implemented, motorists exiting and entering I-65 on the south side of the intersection will utilize new ramps. Existing ramps remain in use on the north side of the interchange as crews demolish the old bridge and complete construction of new ramps to and from the new bridge. Southbound exiting motorists will have to follow a temporary extended path to the new section of KY 222 and turn right toward Glendale or left toward US 31W until construction of the new southbound exit ramp is complete. There is a new signal (traffic light) at the Blue Oval-SK main entrance and a new signal at the interstate bridge which will become active when the switch takes place.

The KY 222 intersection with US 31W is on a new alignment. There is also a new signal at this intersection.

Motorists are advised to approach the area with increased awareness as this change takes place and as traffic adapts to new movements along these routes, intersections and business entrances. Pay close attention to striping and signage in the area.

 

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Friday, December 15th, 2023

I-65 Crash Closes Interstate And Causes Local Traffic Congestion

One person died in a multi-vehicle crash along Northbound I-65 in Hart County Thursday night. The incident happened around 5:00 near the rest area between Horse Cave and Munfordville exits. A variety of vehicle types were involved with the collision resulting in the hardest impacts being forced into the center barrier wall of the interstate.  In addition to the fatality, there were multiple transports for injuries. An official, preliminary report has not been issued but is expected to be released from Kentucky State Police. The crash remains under investigation. I-65 reopened around 1am Friday morning after being blocked for approximately seven hours.  The closure resulted in frustration for local motorists, as well.  Traffic along KY 218 and US 31W from Horse Cave through Munfordville was at a standstill in several locations.

 

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Friday, December 15th, 2023

High School Sports Ticker

Caverna's Lady Colonels and Colonels host Green County tonight for a district double header. Tip off is at 5:30 and our coverage begins at 5:15 on WLOCplus, available on Facebook @wlocradio and our website, wloconline.com.

Hart County's Lady Raiders and Raiders travel to Hodgenville for a district double header against LaRue County.  Coverage on WLOC begins at 5:15 Central.  Tip off of the first game is set for 5:30

 

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Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Mayor Earns Achievement Award

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) presented Munfordville Mayor Annie Swift with a Level I Achievement in City Governance award. KLC administers the City Officials Training Center, a voluntary education program. City officials can complete education levels by attending KLC events and submitting outside educational credit from other municipal training. The Level I Achievement in City Governance award requires a city official to attend a minimum of 29 hours of approved training with one additional hour of ethics training.

 

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Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Increase in fees for MCNP

It will cost more to utilize paid features at Mammoth Cave National Park in 2024. Among these increases, fees for cave tours and picnic shelter reservations will change March 1st. Recreational fees are collected under the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and are reviewed and updated every few years to stay in line with privately operated businesses of similar duration and experience. The last fee increase at the park was in 2021. Recreational fees are used to fund projects that address deferred maintenance needs, enhance visitor programs and services, protect resources and improve and rehabilitate visitor facilities.

 

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Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Ruling in Transportation death & injuries

For more than a decade, a lawsuit has been in limbo against engineers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and private companies involved in a workzone incident that happened during 2012 construction of KY 90 just east of Glasgow. Friday, a Barren County court awarded $22 million to the plaintiffs in the suit which centers around a retaining wall which collapsed, killing one and injuring three. Scotty's Contracting was the prime contractor with VanMeter Contracting working as a subcontractor at the time. As concrete was being poured into a metal form, the men were standing on the wall when it collapsed, killing Kenneth Decker and causing disabling injuries to Jamie Groce, Steve Nelson and John McIntosh. The men all worked for VanMeter. Victims and their families filed suit against several employees of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet who administer contracts for state projects. Barren Circuit Judge John T. Alexander said the court found KYTC employees failed to ensure project contractors were following applicable safety standards. VanMeter is no longer an active company.  Scotty's continues contracting major projects across the region.  Each was named as third-party defendants in the suit.  KYTC internal communications show engineers had identified VanMeter as problematic in certain areas of contractor administration. The suit also says contractors disregarded OSHA orders after being cited for safety violations. Friday's ruling can be appealed by defendants.

 

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Death Investigation In Nolin Lake Community

Authorities in Grayson County are investigating a Sunday morning death at a residence near Nolin Lake. Emergency personnel were called to the 300 block of Rocky Hill Estates Road and found an unresponsive subject described as a male in his 40s with no significant medical history. A deputy coroner arrived and pronounced the man deceased around 11:45.  Identity has not been officially released. Direction of the investigation will depend on autopsy results.

 

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Heating Assistance Available

Financial relief for providing heat is back in place for the winter season.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is intended for those in need of help on a first-come, first-served basis.  Applications are open through December 15th or until funds are depleted. For information in Hart County, call 270-524-0224. In Barren County, call 270-651-8171 and in Metcalfe County, call 270-432-4006.

 

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Residential Complaint Leads To Drug Arrest

A Glasgow man was found in possession of a variety of illegal drugs Monday. Glasgow Police responded to a complaint at a residence on McKenna Street. After receiving consent to search, officers located ecstasy pills, marijuana, promethazine, scales and other paraphernalia. As a result, 39-year-old Tyrell Hall is booked at Barren County Detention Center with a $15,000 bond.  He is charged with multiple trafficking counts (including one for being within 1,000 feet of a school), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of each of the substances found during the search. Tyrell Hall has a court appearance in Barren County scheduled for Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Tuesday Night Sports Recap

The Lady Colonels of Caverna lost to LaRue County Tuesday night, 60-22. Caverna's girls fall to 0-2 in district play. The Colonels win the second game of the double header, 74-72. Caverna's boys even their district record at 1-1. Caverna hosts Green County for a district double header Friday night.

Hart County's Raiders defeated Meade County Tuesday night, 55-53. The Raiders are back in action Friday night as they travel to Hodgenville for a district girls/boys double header against LaRue County.

 

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Munfordville City Council Recap

A condensed agenda outlined Munfordville City Council’s regular meeting on Monday night. A highlight of discussion centered on crosswalks near Munfordville Elementary School, particularly at Union and Munford as well as Union at North West. Brian Tennyson with the sheriff’s department told council members of recent safety concerns between school kids and motorists at these locations. The discussion concluded with Mayor Annie Swift saying she would be in contact with engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown to possibly coordinate an evaluation and consultation to receive input for potential safety improvements. In other action, the council conducted routine business and voted to advertise bids to sell a surplus 2017 police vehicle. The department's new cruiser is now in service. The council welcomed new officer Eddie Dockery to the police department. Dockery brings 14-years of law enforcement experience to Munfordville. Departmental reports were given, including an update from tourism which described positive feedback from the year's concert series and recent Christmas On Main event. An update was provided on cemetery maintenance. Tree removal and associated cleanup is near complete. And, Mayor swift encouraged participation of the city's new service available through Reach Alerts.  It will notify citizens of situations such as boil water advisories and road closures.  For more information on signing up, contact Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Horse Cave City Council Recap

Horse Cave wrapped up a calendar year of business at Monday night’s meeting. A second reading was passed for annexation of the John Buckingham property on Maple Avenue. Departmental reports were given and Mayor Randall Curry updated the council on recent news from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, saying proposals for contracts are being accepted by the state for the Horse Cave Bypass. A contract could be awarded by the end of this month. In other business, one-time pay raises for city employees will be paid out this month and December 18th was announced as the Caveland Marketing Association Annual Legislative Luncheon, which will feature networking opportunities with local officials and legislators.


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Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

High School Basketball Sports Ticker

Dea Bradley outscored Grayson County Monday night, 54-53.  The Lady Raiders won the game, 77-53.  Bradley's 54 points mark a new single game record for the Lady Raiders.  Hart County's girls are back in action Friday night in varsity double header at LaRue County.  Hart County's boys are also in action tonight, hosting Meade County. Varsity tip-off is scheduled for 7pm. Coverage here on WLOC Sports begins at 6:45.

The Lady Colonels were defeated Monday night at Russellville, 45-33. The Lady Colonels and Colonels are back home tonight hosting LaRue County for a varsity double header.  Catch the action on WLOCplus, with pregame coverage beginning at 5:15.  Tip off of the girls game is set for 5:30. WLOCplus is available through our Facebook Page @wlocradio and our website, wloconline.com.

 

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

Dollar Store Robbery

Police responded to a robbery at Chalybeate Dollar General just before 9pm Friday.  An unidentified white male walked into the store and handed a note to the cashier, demanding cash.  The suspect exited the store and fled in an unknown direction.  Investigators are reviewing video surveillance to help with identification.  Anyone with information that might help with the investigation should contact the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

Bank Info Phishing Scam

As scammers become more creative, consumers have to be more aware and more cautious.  Elizabethtown Police say a scheme currently being promoted involves The Cecilian Bank.  Messages are being sent via text asking customers to verify a debit charge to their account. It asks to click a link if the charge is unauthorized.  The link will ultimately lead to obtaining personal data from the scam victim, which can be used to access accounts.  Experts say such phishing scams are especially aggressive during the holiday shopping season.  Anyone with questions about such scams should call their financial institution or law enforcement.

 

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

Chase Begins In Cave City, Runs Through Hart And Into LaRue Counties

Friday night, a police chase initiated by Cave City Police ended in LaRue County.  Around 11pm Eastern, Hodgenville Police were advised of the approaching pursuit which had also been joined by Kentucky State Police. Tire deflation devices were deployed and the vehicle lost control near South L&N Turnpike and Greenburg Road in Buffalo. After the disabled vehicle stopped, a short foot pursuit occurred.  The driver, identified as 26-year-old Austin Christopher Lewis of Mount Sherman was taken into custody.  He was booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of multiple counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing or evading in a vehicle and on foot, reckless driving, no registration, disregarding a stop sign and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lewis is jailed with a $20,000 bond and appears in court today.

 

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

Sports Ticker

In high school basketball tonight, Hart County's Lady Raiders host Grayson County's Lady Cougars for a junior varsity/varsity match-up. JV action begins at 5:30.  Varsity action tips off around 7pm.  Our broadcast coverage begins at 6:45 here on WLOC Sports.

 

The Lady Colonels are on the road tonight.  They travel to Russellville to take on the Lady Panthers.

 

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Friday, December 8th, 2023

Jerry Taylor Gymnasium Naming

Thursday afternoon, Hart County’s Board of Education met in special session, with an agenda which included naming of school facilities.  Hart County High School is now home to Jerry Taylor Gymnasium, commemorating his 39 years as athletics director and his involvement in sports throughout the county since 1968.

 

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Friday, December 8th, 2023

Rivalry Week Games From Thursday Night

In high school rivalry week action from Thursday night on the hardwood, Caverna visited Hart County for a varsity double header.  In girls action, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Colonels, 83-14. Dea Bradley led all scorers with 29. Hart County’s girls improve to 3-1 on the season and Caverna falls to 2-3.

It took 32-minutes to decide the boys game.  With under five seconds to go, Hart County made free throws to take the lead and get the win, 58-57. Caverna falls to 3-1 on the season while Hart County improves to 3-1. Jaxon Shoulders had 18 points for the Raiders. Russell Williams had 19 points for the Colonels.  Hart County will have to make a return trip to Caverna for a double header rematch on January 12th.

 

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Friday, December 8th, 2023

Raider Football Post Season Awards

Aside from on-court action, it was a memorable night for recognitions as post-season awards were given to the Raider Football Team.  The WLOC defensive player of the year is Jaxon Shoulders, a four-year starter with 525 tackles and 50 receptions for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns.  Shoulders is also named 3A-District 2 Player of the Year.  The WLOC Offensive Player of the Year was presented to Clark Rexroat, a three-year starter with 259 carries for 2,760 yards and 23 touchdowns.  Rexroat averaged 10.6 yards per carry and ends up with 690 receiving yards in his career.   WLOC’s all season MPV Offensive Line is recognized for outstanding performances over the past three seasons.  Hart County’s offence has been top three in the state for rushing over the stretch, with a total of 11,788 yards.  Hart County’s MVP Offensive Line includes Asher Avery, Tone'vion Crockett, Jaren Jetta, Logan Grider and Kaden Trent.  Hart County Head Coach Chad Griffin is also the State Class 3A Coach of the Year.

 

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Friday, December 8th, 2023

Cheerleaders Head To State Competition

Good luck to Hart County High School’s Cheerleaders as they travel to Winchester for the state cheer competition.  The group performs at 5:45 Eastern this afternoon in the Game Day Small Division at George Rogers Clark High School.

 

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City Clerk Earns Excellence Award

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) presented Horse Cave City Clerk Joy Bennett with a Level II Excellence in City Governance award.  KLC administers the City Officials Training Center, a voluntary education program with a goal to ensure local leaders have the most up-to-date knowledge and information needed to lead their communities. The award is a testament to municipal service and dedication, said KLC Executive Director James Chaney. The Level II Excellence in City Governance award requires a city official to attend a minimum of 58 hours of approved training with two additional hours of ethics training.

 

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Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Arrest Following Amber Alert

The Amber Alert received by phones and broadcast agencies across the region Tuesday night was quickly resolved and has resulted in the arrest of the father of the young girl who was the subject of the alert.  Authorities in Shelby County say Bradley Price abducted his 10-year-old daughter and was later found by deputies in a Walmart parking lot, where he was arrested at gunpoint. A report from the sheriff’s department suggests he believed his daughter would be removed from his custody after he failed to report to family court in Anderson County. Deputies say Price admitted knowing his parental rights had been suspended and that child protective services had custody of the child. Price is charged with custodial interference, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

 

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Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Another Evidence Search Near Bardstown

An evidence search was confirmed Wednesday, as investigators continue working on unsolved murders in Nelson County.  Special prosecutor Shane Young of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Hardin County would not, however, specify which of his three cases from the Bardstown area the search involves. Young was appointed earlier this year to the role for cases of Crystal Rogers, Tommy Ballard and Jason Ellis. Tuesday and Wednesday, local citizens reported seeing excavation equipment and multiple law enforcement officials at a location just off Thompson Hill Road in the Cox’s Creek area.  Witnesses say loads of dirt were hauled off from the site. No comment has been provided by Kentucky State Police or the Louisville FBI Office. There have been breaks in Rogers and Ballard cases this year. Rogers' former boyfriend, Brooks Houck, is charged with her murder.  And, Prosecutor Young says the gun used to kill Ballard (Rogers’ father) is linked to Houck's brother. Rogers disappeared in 2015. Ballard was killed just over a year later. Officer Jason Ellis died more than a decade ago when he was ambushed and shot while removing debris from the roadway. To date, there are no charges in those two deaths.

 

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Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Rivalry Games Set For Tonight

Rivalry week comes to a head tonight at Hart County High School as the Lady Colonels and Colonels battle the Lady Raiders and Raiders.  The double header begins with the girls game at 5:30. Live coverage begins just after 5:00 tonight here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Boil Water Advisory For Edmonson County Water District

Portions of the Edmonson County Water District are under a boil water advisory due to low or no pressure from a main line break.  Areas affected are just south of Brownsville.  Communities of Chalybeate, Rhoda, Pig, Wingfield, Cedar Springs, Rocky Hill, Smiths Grove, Park City and Fairview are all included. The advisory will remain in effect until samples show the threat of contamination has been eliminated. Edmonson County Water District customers with questions can call the department’s office at 270-597-2165.

 

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Burglary Of Residence Results In Two Arrests

Two people are in Hart County Jail after a burglary attempt in Edmonson County Thursday night. Officers with the sheriff’s department answered a complaint at an unoccupied residence on Blue Bird Road near Smiths Grove around 8:30. The back door of the residence had been forced open and locked from the inside. Officers made entry and observed 22-year-old Michael Johnson of Glasgow attempting to hid in an ottoman. Johnson told officers another person, 23-year-old Kristen Matthews of Edmonton was hiding in a bedroom. Suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in plain view.  Additional searching resulted in the discovery of other paraphernalia and marijuana. Burglary tools were also found.  An ID check indicated existing warrants for both suspects. Michael Johnson is booked on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal trespassing, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana along with drug paraphernalia, fleeing police and public intoxication of a substance excluding alcohol. Kristen Matthews is booked on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal trespassing, possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both remain listed as inmates at the jail and are scheduled to appear in court December 12th.

 

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Chase Ends At Rio Bridge On 31E

A stolen vehicle chase beginning in LaRue County ended near Green River Bridge at Rio on US 31E Thursday.  Hodgenville police located the vehicle heading south and attempted a traffic stop when the operator fled.  The chase reached speeds over 125 miles per hour.  The driver lost control at the intersection with Glen Lilly Road.  A 17-year-old who was reported missing was driving the vehicle and upon crashing, got out and jumped over the bridge, falling around 40 feet.  The juvenile was treated by an EMT on-scene and was transported by ambulance for additional treatment. The condition of the juvenile is not officially available. Pending charges include DUI, fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot, wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property, speeding, reckless driving and having an open container in a vehicle.

 

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Amish Produce Stand Robbed

Police are searching for suspects who robbed an Amish produce stand last week in Simpson County.  A release from the sheriff's department says two males pulled up to the stand on Thursday and requested items from the stand and provided payment. When the produce stand operator opened his wallet to make change, a passenger in the suspect vehicle pointed a gun and demanded the wallet. The vehicle fled toward Logan County.  It is described as a dark colored, two-door, sports car with a spoiler and dark tinted windows.  The vehicle did not appear to have a registration plate. Authorities are asking for help from the local community in locating the vehicle.

 

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Fatal US 62 Wreck

One person is dead following a cross-over collision on US 62 near Eastview in Hardin County.  A preliminary report from the sheriff's department says a westbound behicle driven by Jeffrey Stults of Hardin County veered over the center line and hit a vehicle driven by 58-year-old Jeffrey Sheroan of Cecilia.  Sheroan died at the scene.  Stults was flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

 

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Man Posing As Deputy Scamming Citizens

A man is scamming citizens, posing as a deputy with Barren County Sheriff's Department. Several reports have been received concerning the suspect falsely identifying himself and telling potential victims of their failure to report for jury duty, adding a warrant is being issued for their arrest.  The suspect then offers a fine option to avoid the warrant in efforts to collect money. Officials are investigating and they ask anyone with information which may help identify the scammer contact the sheriff's department.

 

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Monday, December 4th, 2023

Truck Versus Buggy Hit And Run

Police in Edmonson County are searching for a diver involved in a pickup versus horse and buggy hit and run from Friday night.  The incident happened around 7pm at Shrewsbury involving a red, early 2000’s model GMC.  After colliding with the buggy, the truck fled the scene.  Multiple children in the buggy received mild injuries.  The horse was killed and the buggy was a total loss. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Chief Deputy Tim Jackson with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department at 270-929-3678.

 

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Monday, December 4th, 2023

Sports Recap And Monday Ticker

Hart County’s bid for a football state title game birth ended last week with a loss to the team from Bell County, who was defeated 41-16 Saturday by Louisville Christian Academy, winners of the 2023-3A Kentucky Football Championship.  The weekend brings another year of high school football to a close.  Friday, Pikeville won the 1A title, Mayfield won the 2A title and Boyle County won the 4A title.  In other games on Saturday, Bowling Green won the 5A title and Trinity won the 6A title.

In high school basketball, the Lady Raiders picked up their first win of the season Saturday at Russellville, 84-28. Hart County’s girls are at Central Hardin tonight for a 7pm Central tip-off.  Our coverage here on WLOC Sports begins at 6:45.

The Lady Colonels picked up another win Saturday, defeating Fort Campbell 48-36. Caverna’s girls and boys are back in action tonight as they travel to Barren County for a double header.  The girls game begins at 6pm.  Broadcasts of both games are set for tonight on WLOCplus, which is available on our facebook page @wlocradio and on our website at wloconline.com beginning at 5:45.

 

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Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Two Arrested For Multiple Gas Station Drive-Offs

Two people suspected in several gas station drive-offs have been arrested by Glasgow Police. Officers located a vehicle being operated by Robert Cody Scott of Glasgow. After further investigation, they determined the driver, along with a passenger identified as Courtney Blasdel of Wickliffe, had stolen gasoline from Murphy USA on several occasions over the past two weeks. Scott is charged with theft by unlawful taking of gasoline and failure to produce proof of insurance. An ID check also revealed an already issued warrant for theft of gasoline. Blasdel is charged with complicity to theft by unlawful taking, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment and assault of an officer. Both were booked at Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Corvette Plant Tours To Be Suspended

The National Corvette Museum has announced suspension of tours at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant. A press release on Wednesday says tours will pause February 5th. No date to resume tours is listed. The National Corvette Museum is scheduled to remain open during plant tour suspension.  Though specifics are not mentioned, the release says the pause is for manufacturing advancements.

 

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Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Adult Povides Teens THC And Alcohol

Two juveniles were taken to a hospital after being given THC products and alcohol by an adult. Authorities in Grayson County responded to a home in Caneyville last week after being dispatched for possible overdoses of two females, ages 14 and 16, along with a 41-year-old female. All three had eaten THC gummies, which had been purchased at a nearby convenience store. The adult female, identified as Jennifer Cook, made the purchase using one of the juvenile’s money. Cook also provided alcohol for each of the teens. All three were taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for treatment and were later released. Cook was booked at Grayson County Detention center on charges of second-degree criminal abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor.

 

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Thursday, November 30th, 2023

High School Basket Ball Season Begins For Hart County High School

Tonight, the Raiders host Cumberland County to begin the 2023-24 basketball season.  Tip off of the varsity game is scheduled for 7pm.  Broadcast coverage here on WLOC Sports begins at 6:45.  The Lady Raiders will also play Thursday night as they travel to Warren East.

 

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, November 30th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

2% Property Tax discount through Thursday

Today and tomorrow is the final opportunity for property owners in Hart County to receive the 2% early pay discount on tax bills. Beginning Friday, bills will be due at face value. A penalty is applied in January. E-Check, credit card and debit card payments will be accepted online at hartcountysheriff.com.  A drop box is located in the parking lot on the south side of the sheriff’s department building in Munfordville.  And, payments can be made in person during normal office hours at the sheriff’s office on Main Street in Munfordville.  If you are mailing in a payment, please include your tax bill. For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office at (270) 524-2341.

 

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Outdoor warning system tested

Regular testing of the outdoor warning system in Hart County will take place this morning.  Sirens around the county will sound at 8am and be confirmed in a coordinated effort between those assigned to monitor and report activation with Hart County Emergency Management.  Citizens do not need to take any action for the outdoor warning system test.

 

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Cavera Girls and Boys dominate in opener

Caverna’s girls and boys basketball teams opened the season on the road in dominating fashion Tuesday night, with each defeating Fort Knox.  The Lady Colonels picked up a 48-35 victory. The game marks the first career win for new head coach Andre’ Barbour. The Colonels won their game, 83-34.  Both teams play their first home game Friday night, hosting John Hardin.  Catch the action on WLOCplus, available on Facebook @wlocradio and on wloconline.com.

 

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Driver fleas after rollover collision

The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to Leafdale Road Tuesday evening after being dispatch to a rollover collision. Upon arrival, deputies found a Chevy Trailblazer on its side, with heavy damage. The driver fled the area before officers arrived. Anyone with information which may help police locate the SUV operator is asked to call the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office at 270-358-1320.

 

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

New Chick-fil-A Ready To Open

Chick-fil-A’s newest restaurant in the region is opening months ahead of the previously announced date.  The new Elizabethtown location is situated at the I-65 Exit 94 interchange on property previously occupied by Ryan’s.  Originally announced to open next spring, the restaurant is now set to open to the public on Thursday. It will be the second location for the restaurant chain in Elizabethtown. Around 130 full and part-time employees will staff the location with 15 of those being leadership positions. Chick-fil-A at the I-65 interchange in Elizabethtown will be open 6am-10pm Monday through Saturday.

 

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Two Captured After Stealing Police Cruiser During Arrest

Police have captured those involved with the theft of an officer’s cruiser in Green County on Sunday. Just after 7pm, Greensburg Police were dispatched to serve an arrest warrant on Jason Marta at an address on Creason Lane. There was a minor altercation during the arrest.  Marta was cuffed and placed into the involved cruiser. While the officer was still attending to the male subject, 30-year-old Alisha Posey of Greensburg placed herself in the driver’s seat. Posey accelerated towards the officer and shots from the officer were fired into the vehicle.  Posey escaped the scene in the police cruiser with Marta still in the vehicle. A short time later, the cruiser was found abandoned along Marshall Ridge Road in Greensburg.  Around 3am Monday, Posey and Marta were found and taken into custody without injury or further incident. Per standard practice when there is an officer-involved shooting, Kentucky State Police is investigating and will issue findings when investigation of the incident is complete.

 

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Record Travel And Lost Luggage

This Thanksgiving weekend was the busiest air travel weekend on record.  TSA says 2.9 million passengers were screened on Sunday, making that the single buisiest air travel day in US history. While many travelers made it to their destination to see family and friends, not all of them had their luggage join them. Between last Wednesday and Monday, an estimated 450,000 bags were misplaced. While most baggage is eventually sorted and forwarded quickly to owners, around 5% of those bags are never found. For the just concluded holiday weekend, that totals an estimated 23,000 bags lost. Travel industry leaders emphasize the importance of arriving for flights on-time, following regulations regarding packed items and clearly communicating any issues to airline personnel as soon as possible.  Taking these steps will minimize the chance for luggage being separated for additional inspections and handling.

 

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Tuesday Night High School Sports Ticker

Caverna High School’s basketball season begins tonight, as the Lady Colonels and Colonels travel to Fort Knox for a double header.  Tip-off is set for 5:30 Central. Join us for both games, beginning with pregame coverage at 5:15 here on WLOC Sports.  Remember if you are traveling to the game on base at Fort Knox, allow extra time to stop at the main gate visitor’s center to obtain credentials and remember to bring ID for everyone attending.

 

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Monday, November 27th, 2023

Holiday Attraction Free To The Public

Christmas in the Park, a regional holiday season attraction beside Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake, opened ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend, drawing large crowds. Kicking off its 33rd year, early visitors say it seems bigger and better with 105 displays.  Around 29,000 vehicles pass through each season, drawing an estimated 60,000 visitors. The attraction is free and sponsored by the city of Elizabethtown. The city budgets around $60,000 annually for the event. Voluntary donations are accepted at the park’s exit. For 2022, just over $40,000 was collected. Christmas in the Park at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown is open 6-11pm (Eastern) nightly, through January 1st.

 

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Monday, November 27th, 2023

Raider Football Season Ends, Basketball Begins This Week

A historic run for the Hart County Raider Football Team came to an end Friday night with a loss, one game short of the Class 3A Championship Game.  Bell County defeated Hart County, 30-28 and will advance to play Christian Academy in this weekend’s final at Kroger Field in Lexington. The Raiders look back on a season filled with numerous “first evers” in school history, including a district title, region title and undefeated regular season.  Their final record ends up at 13-1 and a number two state-class ranking.

 

With the close of football season, attention quickly turns to the hardwood.  Hart County’s schedule for boys basketball has been shifted slightly with the first game now scheduled for Thursday night as the Raiders host Cumberland County.  The Lady Raiders will also play Thursday night as they travel to Warren East.  Caverna’s season begins Tuesday night, as the Lady Colonels and Colonels travel to Fort Knox for a double header, tipping off at 5:30 Central.  Join us Tuesday night here on WLOC Sports for the broadcast of both Caverna games.

 

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Monday, November 27th, 2023

Traffic Violation Leads To The Arrest Of Driver And Passenger

A traffic violation led to the arrest of a driver and passenger Saturday in Cave City.  Around 11pm, police pulled over 27-year-old Steven Guffey and determined him to be under the influence and arrested him for DUI and multiple traffic violations.  A passenger, identified as 24-year-old Donald Watson, was also intoxicated and determined to be a registered sex offender in Michigan who is currently non-compliant. Watson was taken into custody based on his sex offender registry status.  Guffey was booked at Barren County Detention Center and released Sunday.  Watson was also booked at Barren County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear today in court.

 

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Friday, November 24th, 2023

Escaped Murder Suspect Captured

An Eastern Kentucky murder suspect who escaped while awaiting trial has been captured. A spokesperson with Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department says 24-year-old Samuel Baker was arrested on local charges in El Dorado, Kansas.  Baker is the prime suspect in the 2021 murder of 62-year-old Robert Claunch. Baker was provided a bond reduction in August while awaiting trial and was placed on home incarceration with an ankle monitor. Early Wednesday morning, Baker removed his ankle monitoring device and left his Somerset residence.

 

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Friday, November 24th, 2023

Tree Removal At Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Infected trees are set for removal at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Officials will remove six ash trees surrounding the Sinking Spring site the week of December 4th which are infected with the Emerald Ash Borer. These trees have developed structural defects and will be removed to provide a safer environment. The Sinking Spring site and adjacent areas will be closed during the tree removal project. The birthplace visitor center and bookstore will remain open during regular park hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Memorial Building is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about this project, call the park at 270-358-3137 or visit their facebook page.

 

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Hart County Teacher Named Official Of The Year

A Kentucky High School Athletics Association local sports official is honored as the top official in the state for volleyball.  KHSAA recognizes top officials in each of the 10 sports for which it grants licenses. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of on-field performance, local association activity and leadership, training efforts and mentoring of newer officials. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, officials’ observers and coaches throughout the state. The Outstanding Official for the volleyball season is Danny Woosley of Glasgow. With officiating numbers declining at the national level, KHSAA is always accepting applications. To get involved as an official, visit khsaaofficials.org.

 

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Macy's Parade Will Feature Hart County Retired Teacher

Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will have Hart County representation.  Ed Johnson, retired Hart County High School Band Director will be marching in the parade with the Band Directors’ Marching Band, comprised of 384 fellow band directors from all across the county.  The group is staged early in the parade and is expected to be on the NBC televised portion of the route around 9am.  The marching group salutes accomplishments of band directors and music educators who have collectively mentored and taught hundreds of thousands of students.

 

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Man Wanted For Over A Year Located And Arrested

A man wanted for more than a year in LaRue County has been arrested. James Felker was located Tuesday and served with 2 warrants for flagrant non-support of over $24,000 each and violation of conditions of parole.  Additional charges resulting from his arrest are forthcoming. Hodgenville police received several tips from members of the community to help in locating Felker.

 

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Kentucky State Police Charges Hardin Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested 41-year-old Justin Lee Dailey Monday on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Dailey was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.

Dailey is currently charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years old (Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison) and one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance, 12 years old and over (Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison). Dailey was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Mammoth Cave man arrested on drug charges

Edmonson County Sheriff's Department arrested 38-year-old Quentin Hornback Monday afternoon, charging him with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer and fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot). Hornback was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Traffic stop leads to arrest of a Hart County woman

40-year-old Christina Durham was taken into custody Monday afternoon and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, failure to produce insurance card, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 2nd, 1st offense, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree and terroristic threatening. Durham was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Fugitive arrest made by Glasgow Police Department

38-year-old Luke Plemel was arrested Sunday on charges of being a fugitive and receiving stolen property $10,000 or more. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and his next scheduled court date is November 27th.

 

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Two Fentanyl drug arrest made Sunday by Glasgow Police Department

35-year-old Christopher Strazzella was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, Fentanyl and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.

 

In a separate incident, a traffic stop was conducted and the Glasgow Police Department arrested 35-year-old William Shelton. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/substance, 3rd, aggravating circumstance, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle prohibited, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree Fentanyl, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, driving on a DUI suspended license, 1st offense, (aggravating circumstance) and operating a motor vehicle/motorcycle - function without ignition interlock device.

 

Strazzella and Shelton were transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 20th, 2023

E-town man arrested on strangulation and burglary charges

42-year-old Franklin Huffman was arrested Saturday by Elizabethtown Police Department and charged with burglary, 1st degree, strangulation, 1st degree, assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury, menacing, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree and violation of a KY EPO/DVO.  Huffman was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 20th, 2023

Chalybeate man arrested for wanton endangerment

Edmonson County Sheriff's Office arrested 33 year-old Jeremy Hopkins for wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), along with 3 counts of failure to appear. Hopkins was lodged

in Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 20th, 2023

Assault arrest made by Glasgow Police

On Saturday, 21-year-old Thomas Tomlinson was arrested for assault, 2nd degree, wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 2nd, aggravating circumstance, leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid or assistance and mischief, 2nd degree. Tomlinson was taken to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 20th, 2023

WKU student dies in pedestrian/vehicle accident

A 22-year-old WKU student has died. Bowling Green Police responded to an injury accident Friday night just after 5:15 p.m. on Campbell Lane. Police located a female in the left hand lane. According to officials, Daishyera Chanel Marie Garner was struck by a vehicle entering the turning lane. After impact Garner was knocked into a lane of travel causing her to be struck by another vehicle. Garner was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. An investigation into the fatality continues.

 

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Monday, November 20th, 2023

Congratulations Hart County Raiders!

Our congratulations to Hart County Raiders. 1st Time Regional Champions defeating Union County Braves Friday night, 24-21.Hart County Raiders will host Bell County this Friday night. Studio 101 WLOC will have the play by play broadcast of the game.

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Friday, November 17th, 2023

Mammoth Cave National Park Announces Open Fire Restriction

Due to elevated fire danger, Mammoth Cave National Park officials have placed a burn restriction on all open fires in the park effective immediately. The restriction applies to the use of campfires in the park’s three front country campgrounds and in all back-country campsites and picnic areas. Gas camp stoves are permitted but should be watched closely during use. The fire restriction will be in place until the fire danger becomes less severe and fire weather conditions improve. The restriction is dependent on extended weather conditions, and will be evaluated daily. The restriction placed by the park corresponds with an Executive Order issued by Edmonson County, KY on Nov 15th that declared a ban on all open burning within Edmonson County. Visitors also are reminded to extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, and pipes and dispose of them in appropriate containers.

 

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Friday, November 17th, 2023

Undefeated Hart County Raider Football

It's a big night for the undefeated Hart County Raider Football team. Tonight they will entertain Union County. Pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live play by play broadcast on WLOC Sports.

 

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Friday, November 17th, 2023

Jury recommends life sentence in rape case

On Thursday, a Warren County Jury found Revak Kalfus guilty of 2 counts of rape, 1st degree, victim less than 12 years of age, along with 2 counts of sodomy, 1st degree, victim less than 12 years of age. The jury recommended a life sentence for Kalfus on each count.

 

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Friday, November 17th, 2023

Stolen Military grave marker sold for scrap

Warren County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation after a military grave marker was sold to a scrap yard. The scrap yard purchased the marker and got in touch with a local funeral home so the next of kin could be notified and the marker returned. A post on the Warren County Sheriff's Facebook page, states they are aware of the person or persons responsible and will be seeking charges.

 

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Friday, November 17th, 2023

Illinois man arrested by KSP

A 24-year-old Illinois man is in Hart County Jail after a traffic stop by Kentucky State Police Thursday morning.  Kenyatte Wells was charged with speeding 25mph or more over the speed limit, no registration plates or receipt, reckless driving, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, failure to wear seat belts and endangering the welfare of a minor. Wells has a court date scheduled for Monday morning.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Nine Ky tourist development projects approved

Nine new tourist development projects are set to generate an estimated $301.2 million in economic investment for Kentucky. The 9 projects are expected to create a total of 628 jobs, once operational. One project receiving final approval is Hardin County Courthouse Hotel in E-town. The project has an estimated $8.2 million investment and is expected to create 18 jobs.  According to a news release from Gov. Andy Beshear's Office, this marks the most projects granted final approval in a single year by the Ky Tourism Development Finance Authority since the tourism incentive was created in 1996.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Munfordville man arrested for alcohol intoxication

Hart County Sheriff's Office arrested 42-year-old Daniel Crain Wednesday for Alcohol Intoxication in a public place, 3rd or greater offense, in 12 months.  Crain was lodged in Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Glasgow Police make a drug arrest

A traffic stop was conducted by Glasgow Police Department Wednesday. The driver, 40-year-old Samantha Geralds, was arrested and charged with failure to produce insurance card, improper turning, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense, failure to wear a seat belt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. She was transported to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Wanted fugitive is in custody

A 31-year-old wanted fugive from another state has been taken into custody by KSP. Michael Tacione was arrested Wednesday for speeding 26mph or more over the

speed limit, failure to produce insurance card, operating on a suspended or revoked

license, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess and operating a

motor vehicle under the influence, 1st degree. He was taken to Barren County Detention

Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Horse Cave City Council meeting

HORSE CAVE CITY COUNCIL MET AT CITY HALL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH.

MAYOR RANDALL CURRY OFFICIATING.

KAREN FORD, HORSE CAVE WATER COMPANY MANAGER, WAS ON HAND TO DISCUSS AN INCREASE IN WATER RATES. THE INCREASE WOULD BE 62 CENTS PER 1,000 GALLONS. THE NEW RATE WILL BE $18.79. HORSE CAVE WATER COMMISSION CHARGES ITS' CUSTOMERS TO OFFSET THE GREEN RIVER WATER DISTRICT RATE INCREASE. THIS WAS THE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN INCREASE IN WATER RATES WAS PASSED AND A 2ND READING WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, AT 12 NOON.


IN UNFINISHED BUSINESS, THE SECOND READING ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY OWNED BY JOHN BUCKINGHAM 321 MAPLE AVENUE, WAS PUT ON HOLD.

AN INTRODUCTION AND SWEARING IN OF 2 NEW POLICE OFFICERS WAS CONDUCTED BY CITY ATTORNEY PAT ROSS. THE TWO NEW OFFICERS ARE JEWLIE ROBINSON  AND JENNIFER. ARBOGAST.

HORSE CAVE CHRISTMAS PARADE WILL BE HELD DECEMBER 2ND AT 10 AM.  GRACE DUNAGAN AND SUE NUNN WILL CO CHAIR THE EVENT.  ENTRIES WILL LINE UP AT HORSE CAVE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ON EAST MAIN STREET. “MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHT” WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 30TH AT MEDICAL CENTER AT CAVERNA WITH A TENTATIVE START TIME OF 5:OO PM. THE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY MED CENTER FOUNDATION.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Glasgow man faces child sexual abuse charges

On September 8th, a 7-year-old girl stated she was touched by a man close to her family. Police were called September 19th to investigate a suicidal man, identified as 27-year-old Carlos Granados, of Glasgow. Granados had slit wrists and had punctured his throat with a knife. Granados was transported to a Nashville hospital. He was arrested Monday and lodged in Warren County Jail on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under 12. Bond was set at $100,000 cash.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Bullitt County mother claims the death of her two sons was an accident

A Bullitt County detective testified in court Tuesday morning in the case of Tiffanie Lucas, of Shepherdsville. Lucas is the mother of two boys who the detective said were found in a bedroom of a home after two calls of a

shooting were received by police in the 200 block of Brentwood Drive. Police found a neighbor trying to provide medical care to the boys, identified as 9-year-old Jayden Howard and 6-year-old Maurice Baker, Jr.  Both boys died after arriving at the hospital. The detective testified that video surveillance showed Tiffanie Lucas coming over to a neighbors and that no one else was seen coming or going out of the home. In the video, 4 shots are heard. During an interview, Lucas claimed the shootings were an accident. She was arrested after the interview and lodged in Bullitt County Detention Center. Bond was set at $2,000,000.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

More counties issuing burn bans

Due to dry conditions continuing, both Metcalfe and Green Counties have issued burn bans, along with Barren County. Officials say the projected weather this week is making conditions more dry and treacherous. Eastern Kentucky has had over 136 fires that the Kentucky Division of Forestry has responded to since November 3rd. Those fires damaged over 27,000 acres of land and resulted in two fire-fighters' deaths. As a precautionary, homeowners are urged to remove dry leaves and vegetation from around the foundation of their homes and report any active fires to the Division of Forestry.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Hart County man arrested on burglary charges

64-year-old Danny Hodges was arrested Tuesday evening by the Horse Cave Police Department. Hodges was charged with burglary, 2nd degree, and possession of burglary tools.  The Hart County Jail's website shows Hodges has a court date scheduled for November 20th.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Nearly 60 dogs rescued in Horse Cave

National non-profit Animal Rescue Corp reported rescuers found a total of 58 dogs Tuesday with most of them chained up with shelters of pallets, barrels, plywood or a horse trailer for cover. Three litters of small puppies were found in small wire cages. The non-profit said some ran loose in and around the property, while others were in small pens. According to Animal Rescue Corps, the owner surrendered all the animals to avoid facing criminal charges.  Hart County law enforcement shut down the facility. The puppy litters, along with their mothers and three other dos were placed with the Kentucky Humane Society and all remaining dogs were transported to Animal Rescue Corps' rescue center in Gallatin, TN.

 

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Fentanyl arrest made in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force has arrested Tyrell Whitney of 580 Moss Creek Avenue, Bowling Green, Age 26. He was charged with:

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Class B Felony, over 28 Grams Fentanyl, 2 Counts

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Class A Felony, over 28 Grams Fentanyl, Firearms Enhancement, 1 Count

Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Class D Felony

Trafficking in Marijuana, over 8oz to 5 Pounds, Firearms Enhancement, Class C Felony

Following two covert drug purchases of over 1,000 M-30 Fentanyl Tablets from the accused he was arrested in a traffic stop by the Kentucky State Police Interdiction Team on Stonebridge Lane in Bowling Green at 5 PM, November 13 without resistance. During his arrest $2,308 in cash was seized from his person.

Detectives with the Drug Task Force were able to obtain a search warrant though additional surveillance and investigation. The search warrant for the accused residence was executed with assistance from the Kentucky State Police Interdiction Team at 7PM, November 13, at 580 Moss Creek Avenue in Bowling Green.

During the search of the accused residence 1,879 additional M-30 Fentanyl tablets, about 1 pound of high-grade processed marijuana, THC marijuana edibles “gummies”, $29,426 in cash, a money counter, and 2 handguns were seized.

M-30 tablets, “The Fentanyl Pill” is an extremely dangerous substance and has resulted in many overdose deaths in Warren County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

The accused was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail pending arraignment in Warren District Court.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2023

Friday night area highschool football

Hart County Raiders remain undefeated at 12-0 after holding on to beat Glasgow 28-21 Friday night at Raider Field in the Class 3A playoffs. On offense, Joshua Dan Crump had 14 carries for 54 years and 2 touchdowns and Jacob Shoulders was 3/5 passing for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, Connor Walters had 2 pass deflections and 4 tackles. The Raiders will now take on Union County at home Friday night. Pregame will be at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have the play by play live broadcast here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2023

Man arrested in Hart County for wanton endangerment

Hart County Sheriff's Office arrested a Horse Cave man Friday. 39-year-old Joseph Lindsey was charged with wanton endangerment, 1st degree, unlawful

imprisonment, 1st degree & assault, 4th degree (domestic violence), minor injury. Lindsey was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2023

Fugitive taken into custody by Cave City Police 

A fugitive has been taken into custody. Cave City Police Department arrested the fugitive Saturday. 41-year-old Brian Christopher Legere was transported to the

Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2023

Canmer woman arrested for promoting contraband

45-year-old Stacy L. Wilson was taken into custody Saturday night by KSP. Wilson was charged with promoting contraband, 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, giving an officer false identifying information and persistent felony offender 1. She is currently lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 13th, 2023

KSP make an assault arrest

An Elizabethtown man is facing assault charges. KSP arrested 36-year-old Carlos Cruz Friday night. Cruz is charged with assault, 4th degree, (domestic violence) minor injury. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 10th, 2023

Man Driving Intoxicated With Children In His Vehicle

LaRue County Deputies received a report of an intoxicated driver in along Campbellsville Road (KY 210) with children in the vehicle.  Chief Deputy Ferrie located the vehicle driving at an extremely slow speed in the opposing lane creating an extremely dangerous situation. The vehicle was stopped in the area of borders curve. The operator was identified as Aaron Hoehler of Elizabethtown.  After a roadside investigation Hoehler was arrested and lodged in LaRue County Detention Center on the following charges:  Careless driving, DUI 2nd offense and Wanton Endangerment x2 for the two children in the vehicle.  The Sheriffs Office asks anyone who suspects a driver may be intoxicated to dial 911 immediately.

 

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Friday, November 10th, 2023

New Grayson County Clerk's Audit Released

The newly released 2022 audit of the Grayson County Clerk’s office says the clerk is paying employees using an improper wage method.  This is a repeat violation from the previous year's report.  During the audit period, employees in the Grayson County Clerk's office were paid on a salary basis regardless of how many hours are recorded on their timesheets. Office employees are supposed to either work 32.5 or 37.5 hours per week on a rotating basis, with all employees working six Saturdays per year. Employees are required to use personal leave for time under these requirements. The audit says no documentation of overtime or comp time was noted for employees who worked more hours, indicating those employees are not receiving the full amount of compensation for actual work time.  In a response to the 2021 audit, Grayson County Clerk Charlotte Willis stated her employees are salaried based on a 32-40 hour work week and she believes as long as employees do not work over 40 hours per week, employees do not need to be compensated any further. When asked about comp time for hours worked over 32.5 or 37.5 in any given week, the county clerk noted that employees kept up with their time and it must be claimed within the same work period.  Willis told the state auditor following last year's report that her office would document work time better and more efficiently. With the release of the new report, the clerk stated with the previous audit being late in that year and necessary corrective actions not being fully explained, changes were not implemented until the next year's audit period had already began. She says compensatory time has always been given just not properly documented and the correction has been made which should lead to no findings for the next audit cycle. The auditor’s office is referring findings to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Division of Wage and Hours.

 

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Friday, November 10th, 2023

Football Friday Night

In one of the most highly anticipated high school football matchups in the state tonight, our undefeated Hart County Raiders host the 9-2 Glasgow Scotties in round two of the KHSAA Class 3A Playoffs.  The game is a rematch of an October 13th regular season contest at Glasgow, where Hart County scored a long-pass touchdown in the game’s closing seconds to secure the win. Tonight’s game is set for a 7pm kickoff.  Coverage here on WLOC Sports begins at 6:30.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Hart County Cheer Competition Region Champs

Hart County Middle School Cheerleaders are KAPOS Cheer Competition Region Champs. They competed Wednesday at John Hardin High School to bring home the title.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Mobile tax collection dates in Hardin County

As a convenience for Hardin County citizens, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department is hosting mobile tax collection dates across the county.  On Saturday, mobile tax collection will be open in the southern end of the county.  Payments can be made at Upton City Hall and Fire Department from 9-11am and Sonora City Hall and Fire Department from 11:15am-1:15pm.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Bowling Green man arrested in Hart County

A Bowling Green man is in Hart County Jail, after he was found hiding in a vacant building near an Edmonson County daycare center Wednesday morning. The sheriff’s department was dispatched after a complaint call from Sarah's Playschool around 8:30. A report states 59-year-old Richard Spears walked across their property and disappeared into a vacant building.  Spears was located by police and attempted to run away before being detained.  A search resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, cash and a pipe.  He was arrested and booked on charges of trafficking in controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing police on foot. An ID check also revealed warrants for violations of probation out of Warren County.

 

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Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Woman arrested for auto theft

A woman has been arrested after stealing a truck in Leitchfield. It’s the second time 34-year-old Kira Mattingly has taken a vehicle.  After receiving a report of a stolen 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, police located the truck along Orchard Street backed into a driveway where Mattingly was placing items in the back. She was arrested and booked at Grayson County Detention Center on a charge of receiving stolen property.  An ID check also revealed a warrant for failure to appear in court. In an incident from April, Mattingly was arrested after stealing a Dodge Ram parked at Wilson and Muir Bank on Main Street while the vehicle owner was inside the bank.

 

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

General Election Recap

Voter turnout in Hart County Tuesday was just over 36%, with 4,999 people casting ballots for Kentucky’s General Election.  Hart County voters favored Republican candidates in every state-wide race.  Totals from the county were slanted by a margin of more than 2:1 in each contest except the governor’s race which was slightly under 2:1.  For governor, Daniel Cameron picked up 61% of the Hart County vote over Andy Beshear.  In the Secretary of State Race, Michael Adams won 72% of the Hart County vote over Buddy Wheatley.  For Attorney General, Russell Coleman picked up 70% of the Hart County vote over Pamela Stevenson.  In the race for Auditor, Allison Ball won 72% of the vote over Kim Reeder. For State Treasurer, Mark Metcalf won 68% of the vote over Michael Bowman. And, in the Ag Commissioner’s race, Jonathan Shell picked up 71% of the vote over Sierra Enlow.  Hart County followed in-line with the rest of the state with the exception of the governor selection.  State-wide, Andy Beshear won re-election.

 

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Missing Teen Located

Police say Bailey Baier has been found.  The 16-year-old went missing Sunday night.   A release from Glasgow Police says she has been returned to her home safely.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

General Election Day

Voting is open for the 2023 Kentucky General Election. With no locally contested races, ballots in Hart County are the same for all precincts. Voters will chose a governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, state treasurer and commissioner of agriculture. Voters registered in Hart County can vote at any polling location regardless of their precinct.  Voting locations include each of Hart County’s elementary schools, Hart County High School and Horse Cave Fire Department.  Linwood Fire Department has been added to polling locations for the general election. Polls close at 6pm. If early voting provides an accurate estimate for voter turnout, there should be a significant increase of votes cast today versus the May Primary.  Six months ago, just over 150 ballots were cast.  In the three day of early voting last week, 663 ballots were filled out.  Join us here on WLOC for coverage of Hart County results tonight from the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Raider Cheer Team Wins Back-To-Back-To-Back

Congratulations to Hart County Raider Varsity Cheer.  They are region champs for the third consecutive year.  The group competed in the KHSAA event Saturday at Valley High School.  Best wishes go out to the Hart County Middle School Cheer Team Wednesday as they compete for the first time in the school system’s history.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Search For Missing Teen

Glasgow Police Department is asking for help from the general public in finding a missing teen. A release from the department Sunday night says 16-year-old Bailey Baier was last seen wearing a black tank top and black sweatpants and may be driving a gray Chevrolet Malibu. She is described as 5′3, weighing 120 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Firefighter Receives Minor Injuries Battling House Fire

A firefighter received minor injuries battling a house fire Sunday night.  Cave City Fire Department was called to the home just before 11pm. Units from Park City, Hiseville and Horse Cave assisted. The firefighter was treated on-scene by Barren-Metcalfe EMS. Responders were at the house for about four hours.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2023

Glasgow Police Dept makes drug arrest

36-year-old Myler Thomas was arrested Sunday by the Glasgow  Police Department. He was charged alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense, resisting arrest and menacing. Thomas was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2023

Cave City Police makes drug arrest

The Cave City Police Department made a drug arrest Friday night. 42-year-old Chadrick Millican was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine; tampering with physical evidence, prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, drug paraphernalia buy/possess and possession of marijuana. Millican was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2023

Raider Cheer Team Wins Back-To-Back-To-Back

Congratulations to Hart County Raider Varsity Cheer. They are region champs for the third consecutive year. The group competed in the KHSAA event Saturday at Valley High School. Continued best wishes go out to the Hart County Middle School Cheer Team as they compete Wednesday for the first time in the school system’s history.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2023

Raider Band Wraps Up Season

The Hart County Raider Marching Band wrapped up the 2023 season Saturday at the Mid-State Band Association's Class A Championships in Greater Cincinnati. After performing in semifinals, the band was selected to perform in finals, placing 7th among groups from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.

 

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Monday, November 6th, 2023

Pictures Taken Of People Using Restroom In Glasgow Store

A man taking video of others in the men’s bathroom at Glasgow Walmart has been arrested and charged with video voyeurism.  Police received a complaint of 56-year-old Jasen Crum taking partially nude pictures of people over bathroom stalls. He was taken into custody and booked at Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Hart County Sheriff's Department Receives Clean Audit

State Auditor Mike Harmon released the 2022 financial audit of Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson’s office on Tuesday with a clean report for business conducted over the previous year. In compliance with state law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office. The Hart County audit notes zero instances of noncompliance and zero matters involving internal control over financial reporting and operation. Sheriff responsibilities include collecting property taxes, providing law enforcement and performing services for the county fiscal court and courts of justice. The sheriff’s office is funded through statutory commissions and fees collected in conjunction with these duties. The full Hart County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website: auditor.ky.gov.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Man Missing From Hart County Manor Found

A man who went missing from Hart County Manor early Thursday was located and brought back late in the afternoon.  Emergency management reported 27-year-old Marcus Ratliff left the facility and walked to a business in Munfordville where he requested an ambulance. The EMS unit took Ratliff to The Medical Center at Caverna, where he later left on foot and was seen headed toward Cave City. He was found by Barren County authorities in the Park City area. A police transport from Hart County returned Ratliff, who is autistic.  There is no report of injury associated with the incident.  A source with knowledge of the incident says while Ratliff is subject to the medical condition described, he has no power of attorney and can make his own decisions.

 

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Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Weekend Sports/Activities Ticker

In round one of post season high school football, Caverna hosts their first playoff game in 15 years tonight when Bethlehem comes in for a 7pm Kickoff. The Colonels are 5-5 on the year as Class 1A District 1 Season Champions.  Bethlehem is 3-7 on the year.

Hart County looks to continue a perfect record into the post season. The 10-0 Raiders are Class 3A District 2 Champions and will host Webster County tonight for a 7pm kickoff. The Trojans come into the game with a 6-4 record on the season.  Catch the Hart County broadcast tonight beginning at 6:30 here on WLOC Sports.

The Hart County Raider Band will finish up their marching season this weekend as they compete in the Mid-State Band Association's Championship at Simon Kenton High School in Northern Kentucky. The Raider Marching Band is a former Class A Champion of the event. Saturday's performance will be at 11:30 Eastern.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Local Coaches And Players Recognized By Kentucky Football Coaches Association

Ahead of an exciting Friday night of local high school football, both local high schools are recognized for success in the regular season.

Caverna coach Trevent Hayes has been named by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association as the Class 1A, District 1 Coach of the Year. While Hayes is no stranger to Caverna, this is his first season as head coach. His 2023 squad is the first district title winner at Caverna since 1985. Caverna’s Tyson Martin is the Class 1A, District 1 Player of the Year.  Martin has been outstanding on both sides of the football with just over 1,300 yards rushing --- good enough for first in all of Class 1A and 10th overall in the state --- and 18 touchdowns.  On defense, he has 80 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries taken back for touchdowns.  Caverna hosts their first playoff game in 15 years Friday night with Bethlehem comes in for a 7pm Kickoff.

Hart County coach Chad Griffin is named the Class 3A, District 2 Coach of the Year.  He has the Raiders riding an undefeated regular season into the post season.  This is the first undefeated regular season in school history.  Hart County’s Jaxson Shoulders is the Class 3A, District 2 Player of the Year.  As a senior, Shoulders is among state leaders in tackles across all classes at just under 12 per game, putting him at 18th in that defensive category.  Hart County hosts Webster County for a 7pm kickoff Friday night in Munfordville.

 

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Towne Mall Property Sold To Local Group

Elizabethtown’s mall has long been cast as a fading spot for retail shopping in the region.  Once a thriving location for shoppers of stores like Sears, Disc Jockey and Dawhares, those and other retailers (once staples to such shopping centers) have gone out of business, leaving significant floor space for property management to fill. While independent stores and even attractions such as mini-golf and arcade-type gaming have filled these spaces, foot traffic in the mall continues a decline. Several factors are cited by property managers, including a trend toward online shopping, cost of updating facilities, overall economic trends and even location. In efforts to bring new life into Towne Mall, a company is purchasing the property for a reported $9.5 million. The 350,000-square-feet mall was sold through a receiver sale to TDA Properties, a local ownership group.  The previous California-based owner Macerich allowed the Towne Mall property to go into foreclosure, forcing its receivership. Towne Mall opened in 1985 and amid the decline in popularity over recent years, it is still home to several successful retail names such as Belk, J C Penney, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret.

 

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Burden Sentenced To Life After Being Found Guilty In Murder Trial

The murder charge in a case involving a separated couple ended with a guilty verdict Monday.  William (known as “Billy”) Burden of Upton was arrested in November of 2021 for killing his wife, Erica Burden of Bonnieville, who had been missing for two days after dropping her daughter off at school. Erica Burden’s car was found at the school. Investigators say Billy Burden took her body to a sinkhole a few miles away in LaRue County and then covered her with dirt and debris. He also is accused of concealing a gun, cell phone and purse with the body. The LaRue Circuit Court trial began last Wednesday and wrapped up Monday.  The jury deliberated for only about 15 minutes before returning with a guilty verdict on the murder charge. Billy Burden is sentenced to life in prison.

 

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

31E Wreck Injures One

A woman was injured in a collision just north of Glasgow on US 31E Monday.  Glasgow Police responded after the driver, identified as Mindy Bowles, lost control northbound at the intersection of Carl Fox Road.  Her vehicle exited the road and overturned after traveling through a ditch. She was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital for treatment.

 

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

Deputies Find Two Residents Deceased Upon Welfare Check

Two people were found deceased by officers with LaRue County’s Sheriff’s Department on Monday.  Deputies responded to a residence on Alvin Brooks Road near Buffalo following a request for a welfare check where occupants did not answer their door. Upon arrival, deputies forced entry and discovered two residents deceased. The sheriff’s department identifies them as Kenneth and Linda Whitlock. An investigation is ongoing. A statement from the department says no additional information is being released at this time.

 

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

Supreme Court Decision Reverses Trial Outcome Of Cave City Man's Case

The question of a juror’s ability to render a fair and impartial verdict in the trial of a Cave City man found guilty of sex crimes against a child has led to a Kentucky Supreme Court decision to reverse his conviction. The trial of 57-year-old Larry Moulder ended in late 2021 with a sentence of life in prison. Since then, he has been incarcerated at the state’s correctional facility in LaGrange. More recently, Kentucky Justices reviewed details of the jury selection process, particularly regarding a female juror who initially indicated her discomfort with pornographic subject matter. As in many jury pool selections, the juror was requested for a bench conference with the judge and case attorneys. State law requires any possible juror to be excused from a trial if there is “reasonable ground to believe” they cannot render a fair and impartial verdict. A transcript of the conference suggests the juror endured a lengthy interrogation into a blurred feeling of duty as a citizen and ability to be impartial regarding the case’s subject matter. Judge John T. Alexander’s account in the transcript informs the juror her feelings were not unusual or inappropriate. She continued insisting she wanted to be a good juror and do what is right but did not know how to determine what that was. When asked if she could be objective given the case’s involvement of a child, the juror indicated it would be hard to be objective under the circumstance. When given a hypothetical situation, the juror said she would not want a juror like her deciding a case if a family member were in Moulder’s shoes. The Supreme Court’s decision summary says the juror had not provided lawyers or the judge with a firm answer to their questioning after five minutes of conferencing and at best, the juror’s answers had placed her within a gray zone, which the court says is not good enough. At the end of the conference, the judge clarified he needed to hear the juror say she could presume Moulder innocent until proven guilty and she replied with, “I believe that I can.”  The judge asked her if she felt as though she was made to answer the question with her response and she replied, “no.”  Ultimately the juror was seated for the trial.  A challenge to the trial claims the juror was questioned until her discomfort and partiality seemed reasonable and valid despite consistent reservations. The Supreme Court cites the judge’s failure to strike the woman from the jury.  The decision means in order to convict Larry Moulder, a new trial will be required.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Burglar Caught After Cutting Fence To Gain Entry To Business

Police in Glasgow arrested a Bowling Green man after a burglary.  Police say Joseph Dearmond, Jr. was caught running away from Shoopman’s Towing. Investigators discovered a fence around the lot had been cut. Dearmond was apprehended a short distance from the scene. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, burglary, fleeing on foot and criminal mischief.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Public Comment Period Opens For Changes At Mammoth Cave National Park

As part of the required public input process, Mammoth Cave National Park is seeking comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) to replace obsolete seasonal housing units with multiplex housing units and additional amenities. Full information on the proposed plan may be found on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website and during a public open house on Monday, November 13th at the Mammoth Cave Picnic Area enclosed shelter from 4-6pm. Housing units at Mammoth Cave National Park are utilized by seasonal park service staff, interns and volunteers who need short term housing during the busy spring, summer and fall seasons. Current housing units are rapidly deteriorating, have an inappropriate foundation design for their location and are currently being utilized beyond their useful life. The buildings also do not meet certain current standards and do not comply with National Park Service (NPS) quarters policy.  The EA will review a proposed plan to replace these existing housing units with two multi-story buildings. Proposed new units provide additional housing amenities including indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, an outdoor pavilion, options for large item storage, and parking for residents.  Comments on the EA may be submitted at parkplanning.nps.gov and are due by November 29th.

 

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

THC Product Advisory For Halloween

The Kentucky Narcotic Officers Association is advising parents to keep an eye out this Halloween for THC edibles in your kids bucket. A release from the groups says THC products can appear very similar and mimic popular candies and snacks. Dupe packaging is often used on candies or snacks that contain THC, Delta-8 or Delta-9. Companies have been warned by agencies like the FDA and FTC to stop selling such dupes, but many are produced outside of the United States where there are different copyright laws. The organization issues this advice as precaution. There are no specific threats or known rings of activity. The Kentucky Narcotic Officers Association urges inspection of all candy received by children and report suspicious products. In the event a child is exposed to or ingests THC, first call 911 and then call poison control.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2023

Suspected Named In Parkway Pursuit

More information is now available on the Thursday morning pursuit along Western Kentucky Parkway. Police in Hardin County began pursuit of a car driven by 42-year-old Lucas Nosko of Sonora after he attempted to run his estranged wife off of KY 84. The pursuit continued into Grayson County and ended with over and hour-long standoff. During the pursuit, Nosko called dispatch and told the attending telecommunicator he didn’t do anything wrong. A short time later, Nosko entered the construction zone near Clarkson and nearly hit a police cruiser. When approaching slower traffic ahead, he crossed the median and began traveling west on eastbound lanes of the parkway before crossing back to the westbound side. Further communication between Nosko and dispatch led responders to assume a bomb was being transported in the vehicle and he might attempt to hurt himself. He stopped just off the westbound shoulder near mile marker 95. Negotiations continued for over an hour before he was taken into custody and then transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. The parkway was blocked in both directions for about two hours during the incident. No injuries are reported.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2023

Battery Plant Construction Schedule Stretched

For now, BlueOval-SK will only complete one of their two battery plants currently under construction near Glendale.  A Ford Motor Company investor call last week outlined plans to stretch out the schedule for battery production because of lower than expected sales of electric vehicles.  Ford says while sales of EVs continue increasing, they are not doing so at the anticipated pace from when Glendale site plans were implemented.  The anticipated workforce of 5,000 included both buildings.  BlueOval-SK plans on opening plant one as anticipated in 2025, comprised of nearly 2,500 workers.  Plant two with the remaining complement of around 2,500 was anticipated for production in 2026 but an updated timeline is not being announced.  Building two will be put under roof and brought to a safe-standing condition and then paused. Local officials are not overly worried about the amended schedule.  Ford made clear statements indicating long-term plans remain the same as the change is simply being made to parallel conditions of an evolving EV market.  Infrastructure plans from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are not affected.  Projects at the I-65 Exit 86 interchange are continuing on their original schedule along with widening improvements to KY 1136 on the southern end of the Glendale site.  The Glendale Mobility Study just released and associated planning of projects will continue on the normal pace of progression.

 

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Monday, October 30th, 2023

Convenience Store Robbery

A Buffalo convenience store was robbed Thursday night.  The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident which occurred at Y Not Stop just after 9pm. Kentucky State Police and Hodgenville Police provided assistance.  A suspect in the robbery is described as a black male, wearing black pants, black hoodie and a black face mask. Anyone with information or local surveillance video footage that might have observed the suspect is asked to contact the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department at 270-358-3120.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2023

Weekend Sports And Activities Ticker

Tonight is the battle of unbeatens between Hart County and Campbellsville as the high school football regular season wraps up.  Both teams are 9-0.  The Raiders are playing for their first-ever unbeaten regular season after locking in their first-ever 3A District 2 Championship with a 21-18 win last Friday night at Franklin-Simpson.  Tonight’s game is set for a 7pm Central kickoff.  Our coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC Sports.

Caverna is playing for their fourth win in-a-row tonight as they visit Monroe County for a 7pm Kickoff. A win would be the fifth over the past six games for the Colonels, who also secured a district championship last Friday night with a 52-6 win against Ballard Memorial. Caverna will host a first-round 1A playoff game against Bethlehem on November 3rd.

It is semi-finals and finals weekend for high school marching bands in Kentucky.  Hart County's Raider Marching Band will perform at 1pm Saturday in the class 2A competition from Warren East High School.  First year director, Cameron Johnson says he is proud of his students and their accomplishments on the season.  Finals will be Saturday night from Western Kentucky University.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2023

Three-Vehicle Intersection Collision Injures All Three Drivers

Glasgow Police responded to a three-vehicle collision at Cleveland Avenue and South L. Rogers Wells Boulevard just before 9:30 Thursday morning.  A 1999 full size SUV operated by Mitchell Lyons of Glasgow was traveling north on South L. Rogers Wells Boulevard and hit a 2009 car operated by Ronnie Hamilton of Glasgow which was traveling west on Cleveland Avenue. Following impact, both vehicles continued in a northwest trajectory and hit a third vehicle being driven by Wade Ford of Glasgow which had stopped in the roadway. Each driver was taken to  T J Samson Community Hospital for treatment. Cleveland Avenue was blocked for around two hours.  The incident remains under investigation by the Glasgow Police Department Reconstruction team.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2023

County Unemployment Numbers For September Released

Hart County’s unemployment rate is unchanged from August to September. County-by-county numbers were released Wednesday after statewide numbers were released earlier in the week.  Hart County remains at 4.4%, while the state average dropped slightly from 4.3% to 4.1%.  Edmonson County also remains unchanged from the previous month at 5.3%, as does Metcalfe County at 4.8% and LaRue County at 4.5%. Barren County’s rate declined slightly to 4.4% along with Grayson at 4.5% and Hardin County at 4.1%.  Green County is the only county to go the other direction, with their unemployment rate rising slightly to 3.9% while remaining the lowest of any neighboring counties. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 3.2%. Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 9%. Putting Kentucky in perspective with the rest of the US, the nation’s unemployment average for September is 3.6%.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2023

Parkway Pursuit Ends With Standoff

A westbound pursuit along Western Kentucky Parkway ended with over and hour-long standoff in Grayson County early Thursday. State Police and Hardin County Sheriff’s Department units began chasing the suspect in Hardin County after what was described as a domestic situation. During the pursuit, the male suspect called dispatch and told the attending telecommunicator he didn’t do anything wrong. A short time later, the suspect’s vehicle entered the construction zone near Clarkson and nearly hit a police cruiser. When approaching slower traffic ahead, the suspect crossed the median and began traveling west on eastbound lanes of the parkway before crossing back to the westbound side. Further communication between the suspect and dispatch led responders to assume a bomb was being transported in the vehicle. The suspect stopped just off the westbound should near mile marker 95. Negotiations continued for over an hour with the suspect threatening to harm himself before being taken into custody and then transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. The individual involved has not been officially identified.  The parkway was blocked in both directions for about two hours during the incident. No injuries are reported.

 

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Friday, October 27th, 2023

Missing Woman Found Deceased

The missing Hardin County woman from a story aired earlier this week has been found dead in Meade County.  The body of 40-year-old Stephanie Ann Bungert was found Tuesday.  She was last seen October 17th leaving her residence in a car. A release from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department previously indicated Bungert may have been battling mental health issues. The cause of death has not been officially released.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2023

KYTC Assisting Cave City With Funding For Road Repair

Wednesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced $78,800 in assistance for Cave City.  Road Aid Emergency Funds from the state will be used for slide repairs to South Second Street.  The location is just off Broadway Street behind the downtown Gazeebo.  South Second street remains blocked until repair is complete. Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher says preliminary engineering work is underway and he hopes some work will be able to begin within the next couple of weeks.  The city is responsible for administering the repair project which is reimbursed by the KYTC Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Hart County Clerk's Office Audit Released

State Auditor Mike Harmon released the 2022 financial audit of Hart County Clerk Felicia Shelton’s Office on Tuesday with a clean report for business conducted over the previous year. The audit notes zero instances of noncompliance and zero matters involving internal control over financial reporting and operation. The Hart County summary is one of ten reports issued by the state auditor this week. The general audit process looks at receipts, disbursements and excess fees in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties. Hart County Clerk Felicia Shelton says she is proud of her staff and the work they do in running an efficient and reputable operation. She also thanks the citizens of Hart County for trusting the clerk’s office in conducting business. The full Hart County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

 

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Thursday, October 26th, 2023

DUI Wreck Sends Woman To Jail

Police say DUI is the probable cause of a single vehicle collision on KY 210 Monday night. A citation indicates 40-year-old Dianisha Patterson exited the roadway near Stiles Ford Road and ran into a ditch off the eastbound shoulder. Patterson was taken into custody and booked at LaRue County Detention Center on charges of DUI and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. She is additionally charged with violating conditions of a previous release. As of Wednesday night, she remains jailed with a $5,000 bond listed on her booking report.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Man Bags Items Without Scanning Them At Self Checkout

Store security video played a key role in the arrest of a Hodgenville man.  Friday, police charged James Vickery with shoplifting resulting from a recent investigation.  He was shown placing items directly into bags at a self-checkout register without scanning them. Vickery was booked at LaRue County Detention Center. 

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Hart County Tax Bills Hit Mail This Weekend

Hart County property tax bills will be mailed Friday and like Barren County, bill recipients will see a slightly different look than in previous years.  Yellow cardstock is not available and Hart County Property Tax Bills will be issued on white cards, with prominent information highlighted in yellow.  Not much else has changed, with a 2% discount applied for payments made in November. Bills will be face value in December.  A penalty is applied in January. E-Check, credit card and debit card payments will be accepted online at hartcountysheriff.com.  A drop box is located in the parking lot on the south side of the sheriff’s department building in Munfordville.  And, payments can be made in person during normal office hours at the sheriff’s office on Main Street in Munfordville.  If you are mailing in a payment, please include your tax bill. For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office at (270) 524-2341.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Fatal Collision Involving An In Tow Portable Shed And Passenger Vehicle On KY 88

A woman died on KY 88 in Grayson County Monday night after her car collided with an oncoming over-dimension load consisting of a portable shed. A report from Kentucky State Police says 56-year-old Lisa Meredith of Clarkson was headed east in a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria and hit the inside facing portion of the westbound shed being towed by a Ford F-450 commercial truck driven by 19-year-old Kaleb Stutzman also of Clarkson.  The collision happened in mostly dark conditions around 6:45pm near the intersection with Old Peonia Loop. Upon impact, the car exited the road and traveled down an embankment. Lisa Meredith was pronounced deceased at the scene. Kaleb Stutzman was not physically injured. The collision remains under investigation. The preliminary report does not indicate if the truck operator and owner were properly permitted and operating within over-dimension regulations.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Wreck On KY 61 Injures Three

Three people were injured in a wreck between Hodgenville and Greensburg on KY 61 Friday night in LaRue County.  A report from the sheriff’s department says a vehicle driven by Randy Prewitt of Jeffersonville and Miranda Osinger of Campbellsville collided at the KY 61 intersection with Bailey Road.  Prewitt was not injured.  Osinger and two passengers were transported for treatment.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Man Charged In Sexual Relationship With Minor

Also on Friday, Hodgenville police arrested a 38-year-old man for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female. Daniel Roberts of Hodgenville is charged with 3rd degree rape in the case.  He was the subject of a drug investigation in August which led a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor after he allegedly provided a juvenile with THC related products. Continuing investigation into that case led the recent rape charge. Daniel Roberts was booked at Larue County Detention Center but is no longer listed as an inmate at the facility.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Barren County Tax Bills Will Look Different

Barren County tax bills will look different this year.  The sheriff’s department says property owners will no longer receive traditional "yellow" cards.  A press release from the department says they are no longer able to obtain yellow cardstock, resulting in bills being printed on letter sized paper mailed in a white envelope.  Barren County tax bills will be mailed on October 30th.  Residents can pay beginning November 1st.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Search Continues For Hardin County Woman

A search continues to find a missing Hardin County woman.  Over the weekend, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department issued a public request for assistance in finding Stephanie Ann Bungert.  She was last seen a week ago leaving her residence in a beige colored 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. A release from the department says Bungert may be battling mental health issues. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office at 270-765-5133 or your local law enforcement.

 

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Missing Teen In LaRue County

Authorities in LaRue County are attempting to locate 16-year-old Allison Lyvers.  The teen left her residence in Lyon Station Friday with an unknown male in a black, unknown make/model truck which was last seen heading toward New Haven.  Police say a family member made contact with the girl and urged her to return home to no avail.  Anyone with information regarding the location of Allison Lyvers should contact the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office at 270-358-3120.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Man Charged In Sexual Relationship With Minor

Also on Friday, Hodgenville police arrested a 38-year-old man for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female. Daniel Roberts of Hodgenville is charged with 3rd degree rape in the case.  He was the subject of a drug investigation in August which led a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor after he allegedly provided a juvenile with THC related products. Continuing investigation into that case led the recent rape charge. Daniel Roberts was booked at Larue County Detention Center but is no longer listed as an inmate at the facility.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Barren County Tax Bills Will Look Different

Barren County tax bills will look different this year.  The sheriff’s department says property owners will no longer receive traditional "yellow" cards.  A press release from the department says they are no longer able to obtain yellow cardstock, resulting in bills being printed on letter sized paper mailed in a white envelope.  Barren County tax bills will be mailed on October 30th.  Residents can pay beginning November 1st.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Search Continues For Hardin County Woman

A search continues to find a missing Hardin County woman.  Over the weekend, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department issued a public request for assistance in finding Stephanie Ann Bungert.  She was last seen a week ago leaving her residence in a beige colored 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. A release from the department says Bungert may be battling mental health issues. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office at 270-765-5133 or your local law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Missing Teen In LaRue County

Authorities in LaRue County are attempting to locate 16-year-old Allison Lyvers.  The teen left her residence in Lyon Station Friday with an unknown male in a black, unknown make/model truck which was last seen heading toward New Haven.  Police say a family member made contact with the girl and urged her to return home to no avail.  Anyone with information regarding the location of Allison Lyvers should contact the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office at 270-358-3120.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Woman Flees Domestic Complaint Scene After Being Detained

Hodgenville Police are searching for a woman who fled the scene of a domestic complaint over the weekend.  She is also wanted for unrelated charges in Hart County.  A press release from the agency requests help in finding Jessica Benningfield of Hodgenville.  She was last seen at a location on Fairview Drive.  Police had her detained when she fled on foot wearing pajama bottoms and a white shirt with her hair pulled back into a ponytail. A Hodgenville Police spokesperson says there is no additional danger to the community. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call police immediately.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Man Arrested After Picking Up Teen From School

Glasgow Police arrested 27-year-old Jimmy Angel Friday, following an investigation that involved a search for a missing teen.  Angel is charged with Custodial Interference after picking up a 16-year-old female from Glasgow High School Thursday without permission.  The event led to police issuing a request for public assistance in locating the girl, including surveillance photos of Angel's vehicle used during the pickup. The girl was found safe a few hours later.  Jimmy Angel is booked at Barren County Detention Center.  No bail information is listed.  He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

 

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Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Akebono Elizabethtown Announces Closure

Akebono Brake in Elizabethtown is closing.  After 35 years manufacturing at the western Ring Road facility, plans were announced Friday to cease operations in 2025. The decision impacts 629 employees. Notification of closing to employees was followed by retention incentive and severance package information.  Reducing its North American manufacturing is central to what the company calls a business turnaround plan, adopted in September of 2019. Closure of Akebono plans then occurred in Clarksville, Tennessee and Columbia, South Carolina. Glasgow’s smaller facility remains open. Previously known as Ambrake, Akebono manufactures disc brakes and drum brakes for automobiles.

 

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Friday, October 13th, 2023

Charges Filed In September Crash

Charges have been filed related to a crash in Hodgenville a couple of weeks back.  Police responded to the crash along KY 1618 on Saturday, September 30th, between Lincoln Parkway and Campbellsville Road.  An initial report was called in describing two vehicles being involved with one fleeing the scene.  Police arrived and found both vehicles were still on-site.  A westbound 2005 Ford sedan crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2002 Chevrolet SUV, causing the SUV to flip onto its side.  The sedan traveled off right-of-way and down an embankment.  The driver of the car, identified as Luis Romualdo of Magnolia, was seriously injured and flown to University of Louisville Hospital. The driver of the SUV, identified as Jonte Flanary of Louisville was not seriously injured and was released after treatment on-scene.  In an updated police report issued Thursday, Hodgenville Police Chief James Richardson says Romualdo is being charged with DUI - aggravating circumstances, wanton endangerment and having no operator’s license.  The report shows results of blood alcohol concentration at .271 with cocaine present.

 

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Friday, October 13th, 2023

Rape Charge Involves Minor

A Grayson County man is accused of rape involving a minor. Charges against 25-year-old Alexander Madison of Leitchfield also include unlawful transaction with a minor.  The rape charge is enhanced with the minor being incapacitated by an intoxicating substance.  Alexander was arrested October 2nd and taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 13th, 2023

Workers May Benefit From Regional Workforce Needs

BlueOval SK is upping the ante on production and maintenance worker pay in competition of regional workforce hiring.  In a press release, the company says they are increasing the starting wage for maintenance technicians and associate maintenance technicians to a range of $24 to $37.50 per hour based on experience.  A company spokesperson says the new range is the result of a wage and benefit benchmarking study. Production operator wages are being hired at $21 per hour. Construction is on schedule at the Glendale site, with production anticipated in 2025.  The company’s preparation for production is expected to draw on workforce numbers at factories from around the region, making wages and benefits more competitive on the whole as workers look for higher compensating opportunities.

 

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Friday, October 13th, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

On the weekend sports ticker, the Hart County Raider Football Team takes their perfect record to Glasgow for a big 3A-District 2 matchup tonight with the Scotties.  Both teams had a break in their schedule last week. Glasgow is coming off their first loss of the season, 27-14 when they hosted Franklin-Simpson two weeks ago. All three teams are in the 2nd District, emphasizing games down the homestretch with the Wildcasts also being undefeated heading into tonight’s games.  Hart County and Glasgow are set for a 7pm kickoff.  Our coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC Sports.  Hart County travels to Franklin-Simpson next week.

 

Caverna is also on the road tonight.  The Colonels look to even up their record, taking on Russellville.  Caverna is 3-4 on the season while the Panthers are 1-6.  Kickoff at Russellville High School is set for 7pm.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2023

River Lake Church Members Back In US

Family and friends began spreading good news early Wednesday as members of the group from River Lake Church of Glasgow left Israel, headed for the United States. Israeli conflicts with the terrorist group Hamas prevented travel out of the country for those visiting from other parts of the world.  The group was transferred to a secure hotel for several days before learning they would be coming home Wednesday. Confirmation of arrival on US soil in Boston began circulating around 1pm as they prepared for their connecting flight back home.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2023

Man Falls Asleep At The Week Before Crash

One person was seriously injured in a two vehicle collision Wednesday morning on US 31W just south of Park City. Emergency crews arrived on-scene around 8:30 and determined 41-James Forrester of Bowling Green was southbound in a mid-size SUV and side-swiped a car driven by 65-year-old Teresa Frank of Smiths Grove.  A police report indicated Forrester told an investigating officer he dozed off. After colliding with the car, the SUV exited the left side of the road and hit a tree. Forrester was flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.  Frank was checked out at the scene and waived additional medical treatment.

 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2023

Woman Wanted On LaRue Warrant

Authorities in LaRue County are currently looking for an Elizabethtown woman.  The sheriff’s department is asking for help from the public in locating 44-year-old Bana Goodman.  She has a warrant for her arrest out of LaRue Circuit Court.  If anyone one knows her whereabouts, call the department at 270-358-3120.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Missing Man Found Deceased

A missing man has been found deceased. The Barren County Sheriff’s Department originally asked for help just over two weeks ago in finding 50-year-old John Price. A body found on October 4th near Center in Metcalfe County was suspected to be Price but had not been officially identified. On Tuesday, authorities updated their missing person request with new information confirming Price’s identity. No other details of his death have been released. Kentucky State Police is investigating.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Man Arrested After Foot Pursuit

Hodgenville Police arrested a man after a foot pursuit Tuesday evening. A patrolling unit observed James Brown of Hodgenville sitting on his porch.  Brown had been wanted, with an active indictment. As officers approached, Brown ran from the home on foot. The pursuit lasted around 45 minutes through adjacent neighborhoods before surrender. James Brown was taken into custody and charged with fleeing police and was served the active warrant.  He was transported to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Mega-station Construction Ahead Of Scheduled

Construction of the Buc-ee’s along I-65 in Smiths Grove is ahead of schedule and is expected to open earlier than originally announced.  Ground breaking was held in June.  Good weather for construction has helped crews escalate the schedule. Buc-ee’s is now expected to open by the end of May. Passer’s-by will notice significant changes at the site in coming weeks. One of the major time hurdles moving forward will be improving connectivity to the interstate interchange.  KY 101 at the Buc-ee’s entrance will be rebuilt, along with entrance and exit ramps of the interchange.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Fire Quickly Extinguished At Dart

A fire reported at Dart Container Monday night created a localized evacuation.  Horse Cave Fire Department responded and initiated the established industrial emergency protocol. The extruder building fire was quickly extinguished, though it took some time for smoke to clear.  Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry complemented Fire Chief Adam Sloan and assisting agencies for their timely and safety-minded response. No injuries are reported and there is no major damage. Dart security personnel said late Monday night there are no reported shift changes for operations due to the incident.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

18-Month-Old Left In Running Car

Police received a call Sunday of an unattended small child inside a running vehicle.  Hodgenville officers responded to the parking lot of IGA on Shawnee Drive just before 2pm.  Investigation led to the arrest of Ronald Wolford of Hodgenville.  He is charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor. Drug charges are also expected to be filed.  Police say Wolford left the 18-month-old male and went into IGA. As officers attempted to find a suspect in the store, Wolford gave them false identification when he was approached.  As a search continued inside, Wolford returned to the vehicle and attempted to leave before being detained by an off-duty deputy jailer in the parking lot. The child was released to his mother and the vehicle was impounded.  Ronald Wolford was transported to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Horse Cave Tax Rates Will Be Lower

Horse Cave City Council passed tax rates at Monday night’s October regular meeting. Compensating rates will be lower in the upcoming year.  Real estate drops from .127% in 2022 to .107% for 2023.  Personal property drops from .2244% to .1918%.  Mayor Randall Curry notes the city has not raised taxes now for the past few years.  In other business form the meeting, Joe Middleton, Executive Director of the Hart County Ambulance Board addressed the council and says the ambulance service will remain separate from Barren-Metcalfe EMS and T. J. Regional Health. A first reading was held and passed for annexation of property at 321 Maple Avenue.  Departmental reports were provided from police, fire and public works.  Resignation of Larry Jewell from the Hart County Solid Waste Board was accepted while Paul Wilson was appointed to the board for a two-year term.  Concerns were brought to the council regarding a lack of lighting along KY 218 between the cemetery and Dollar General area, given significant amount of pedestrian traffic.  The city will look into the matter in conjunction with Magistrate Ricky Alvey and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  Mayor Curry thanked everyone involved in a successful Heritage Festival and announced recommended Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours of 4-7pm on October 31st throughout the city.

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2023

Missing Glasgow teen located

A teen reported missing from Glasgow has been found.  Authorities say 13-year-old Serenity Stockton disappeared from a location along McGrah Avenue Saturday evening. An update Sunday from Glasgow Police thanked the general public for providing information and the young girl was located in safe condition.

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2023

Shots fired Saturday in Hodgenville

A fight involving several suspects ended with shots fired Saturday afternoon. The incident took place at a location in Hodgenville on Tanner Road. When police arrived, the altercation had ended but they were advised shots had been fired into the air and two vehicles fled the scene. Both were located a short time later and were escorted back to the scene. A preliminary police report says one suspect sustained a serious injury during the fight and was taken to Baptist Health Hardin and then transported to Louisville for treatment. Investigation continues and charges are expected to be filed.

 

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Monday, October 9th, 2023

Judge-Executive home after suffering heart attack

Grayson County’s Judge-Executive is back home after suffering a serious medical issue while on vacation in the Smokies last week. Kevin Henderson and family were in the National Park when he suffered a heart attack. He was transported to an emergency facility in Sevier County and then transferred to a hospital in Knoxville. Henderson’s family said he underwent surgery to address 100% blockage in one artery. Before returning home to recover, he spent three days in an intensive care unit. A social media post from Henderson says his doctor called him the “luckiest guy in Tennessee that day.”  He will continue cardiac rehab and is expected to make a full recovery. He urges people to pay attention to signs of a possible heart attack and seek medical attention immediately.

 

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Friday, October 6th, 2023

Water Utility Customer Notice

Attention GRVWD Customers in the Knob Lick area.  Due to routine maintenance on the Knob Lick tank, over the next 7 days you may experience variances in water pressure.  At any time if you lose water, please contact our office, 270-786-2134.  After hours you may call 270-528-2081.  The utility thanks customers for their patience and cooperation.

 

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Friday, October 6th, 2023

Police Respond To Shots Fired

Tuesday, Glasgow Police responded to a location near Adam’s Place after a report of gunshots being fired. Officers arrived and determined there were no injuries and arrested 26-year-old Joseph Keys of Glasgow.  He was taken to Barren County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of possession of a gun by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance.

 

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Friday, October 6th, 2023

Hart County Sheriff's Department Activity

Monday,  October 2, Donald Lee Huffman W/M 27 of Cave City Ky and Tammy Keith W/F 49 of Cave City Ky were arrested and lodges in the Hart County Detention Center for the following offenses:

Donald Huffman - Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (Enhancement), Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana , and Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense.

Tammy Keith - Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (Enhancement), Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana (Enhancement), Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense (Enhancement), and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess. The incident was investigated by the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force and the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, October 3, Taylor Weiser W/M 30 of Canmer Ky was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Detention Center for the following Offense: Attempted Arson 1st Degree. The incident was investigated by Deputy Jonah Carter and Bruce Neville. They were assisted by the Munfordville Police Department and Hart County Ambulance Service.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Voter Registration Wrapping Up Ahead Of Election

Registration opportunity for voting in November’s general election will end next week.  Citizens who are eligible must complete registration by 4pm next Tuesday, October 10th.  Election day in Kentucky is Tuesday, November 7th.  Online voter registration information is available at elect.ky.gov or you may visit your county clerk’s office, in-person.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Blitz

Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is participating in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Operation SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) through today. This wraps up a three-day blitz targeting driving behavior that often leads to crashes involving passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The national SafeDRIVE initiative cracks down on aggressive driving, speeding, tailgating, failing to wear a seat belt, distracted driving and driving under the influence. Commercial Vehicle Inspectors will also be working to ensure commercial drivers follow safety regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver license compliance, medical certification and commercial motor vehicle credentialing.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Scam Uses Actual Greeting Of Sheriff's Department

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department says a scammer is making residential calls from a local number and informs those who answer of a missed jury duty date and offers to accept payment for a fine.  They will give out a number to call with further instructions and are using an actual voice greeting from the sheriff’s department in a further attempt to legitimize the scam. A spokesperson with Hardin County SO says if the department needs to contact anyone with a matter of importance, they will do so in-person. Anyone with questions is welcome to call the sheriff’s office at 270-765-5133.

 

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Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Weekend Drug Arrests

Saturday, two people were arrested by the Hart Count Sheriff’s Department.  Officers charged 18-year-old Abram Clover of Edmonton with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in methamphetamine, complicity to trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.  And, 42-year-old Angela Riley of Hardyville is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in methamphetamine and complicity to trafficking in methamphetamine.  Both were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Woman Sets Her Residence On Fire

An erratic Elizabethtown woman set her residence on fire and is charged with arson related to the incident.  A report was called in from Stovall Road where 59-year-old Dorothy Camenzind was observed in the yard of the home yelling unintelligibly. A witness also says she was crawling in the yard on all fours. A passing motorist stopped and attempted to extinguish flames but Camenzind demanded they refrain from taking action. When Kentucky State Police arrived, Camenzind was inside the house.  A responding trooper was using a fire extinguisher to put out flames when Camenzind came out and continued yelling before going back inside. The trooper ordered her out of the home and she was taken into custody.  Police say while she lived at the residence, she is not the property owner. Dorothy Camenzind faces a charge of first-degree arson.  She is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Missing 13-Year-Old

Kentucky State Police is asking for help in the search for a 13-year-old missing girl. She is identified as Crystal Vertrees of Columbia and was last seen by her family at a home in Adair County last Friday.  Crystal Vertrees is described as five feet tall and 107 pounds with blond hair. When she was last seen, she was wearing a sweatshirt with red lettering. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia at 270-384-4796.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

New River Monitoring Point Along Green River

Mammoth Cave National Park announces a new river monitoring and forecast point to begin operation on October 31st.  Forecast services for Green River are issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville in coordination with the Ohio River Forecast Center. Services will also include the issuance of Flood Warnings when the gauged depth of the Green River reaches the Minor Flood Stage level of 32 feet. This new forecast point will benefit visitors and park staff by providing additional safety-related information that river users can consider prior to launching watercraft. More information on this service is available on the National Weather Service website Louisville office page at weather.gov/lmk.

 

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

New Officers For Neighboring County

Green County and the City of Greensburg have new officers serving and protecting citizens. The Green County Sheriff’s Department welcomes Deputy Carrie Davis.  She has six years of prior law enforcement experience.  Greensburg Police welcomes officers Richie French and Tyler Stevens. Officer French comes to the department with 10 years of experience with prior supervisor experience as Sergeant with Campbellsville Police. Officer Stevens comes to the department with 3 years of experience and is a graduate of the Kentucky State Police academy.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Semi Fire Blocks Parkway

Traffic was hindered for around 10 hours on Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway Monday between Edmonton and Columbia.  Fire units were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire near Milepoint 34 just after 5am. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and were on-scene for about two hours. Clearing of debris and removal of the vehicle took several additional hours. At the onset of the fire, traffic was blocked in both directions.  After the fire was put out, traffic was opened for eastbound motorists. Westbound opened around 4:30 Monday afternoon.

 

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Motel Drug Bust

Police agencies with the Barren River Drug Task Force made a motel drug bust in Cave City on Saturday. Officers arrived at Econo Lodge on Gardner Lane just before 2am and arrested 34-year-old Barry Marcum of Gradyville in Adair County.  Police say Marcum allowed his room to be searched with various drugs observed in plain view.  Around 400 grams of crystal meth were discovered along with 37 fentanyl pills disguised as oxycodone, nine suboxone strips, 15 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, three strips of LSD, marijuana, a large sum of cash and a handgun. He is charged with trafficking in all of these substances and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon along with possession of drug paraphernalia. An ID check revealed an already active warrant for other drug and traffic offenses.  Barry Marcum was taken to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2023

New Officer On Cave City Force

Cave City welcomes a new officer to the Police Department.  He is Wesley Hicks, who has ten years of law enforcement experience, particularly in crash reconstruction.  He is a Barren County native who most recently worked with Glasgow Police.  Hicks is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Saturday Wreck Sends Magnolia Man To Louisville Hospital

Saturday, police in LaRue County responded to a crash along KY 1618 between Lincoln Parkway and Campbellsville Road.  An initial report was called in describing two vehicles being involved with one fleeing the scene.  Police arrived and found both vehicles were still on-site.  A westbound 2005 Ford sedan crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2002 Chevrolet SUV, causing the SUV to flip onto its side.  The sedan traveled off right-of-way and down an embankment.  The driver of the car, identified as Luis Romualdo of Magnolia, was seriously injured and flown to University of Louisville Hospital. The driver of the SUV, identified as Jonte Flanary of Louisville was not seriously injured and was released after treatment on-scene. A police report does not show any citations for traffic violations or any charges related to the incident.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Man Dies In Concrete Truck Crash

The concrete truck driver involved in Friday morning’s crash on US 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown died at the scene.  Just before 8am Eastern, police and other emergency responders arrived at the location near the Western Kentucky Parkway interchange where the northbound truck impacted and penetrated guardrail and then stuck a concrete truss support for overhead road signage.  Elizabethtown Police identified the driver as 26-year-old Dillon Pulaski, who worked for SRM Concrete.  He was transporting a full load of material when the crash occurred.  Fellow motorists who were first on-scene and rescue workers tried to free Pulaski but were unable to do so before he died. Police are continuing to investigate the collision and determine why the truck exited the road. Traffic was blocked across all lanes of the bypass due to the truss falling down. After medical personnel completed their response, contractors and crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet worked to carefully remove signage and truss components from over the roadway.  Such overhead truss structures are estimated to cost a half-million dollars for full replacement.  The department said after the emergency phase of the incident passed, they removed signs in hopes of being able to reuse them and only purchase necessary components to rebuild the truss.  Traffic through downtown Elizabethtown was noticeably congested with for around seven hours Friday with the bypass being blocked.  Temporary, smaller, side-mounted signs are expected to be installed this week until the full-size truss can be rebuilt.

 

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Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

The Raiders are 7-0, continuing to improve their best-ever starting record for a football season. Hart County defeated Adair County Friday night, 33-22.  The Raiders are off this week but will face what is likely their best competetion to-date for the season when they travel to Glasgow next Friday night.  The Scotties will be looking to redeem their first loss of the season.  Glasgow was defeated Friday night by Franklin-Simpson, 27-14.  The following game for Hart County will involve a trip to Franklin to take on the Wildcats October 20th.

Caverna had their offence clicking Friday night with a win over Fulton County, 72-14.  The win pulls the Colonels up to 3-4 on the season.  Like many teams in the area, Caverna is off this week but will return to action next Friday night when they travel to Russellville.

Season over...  The Reds finished the 2023 campaign Sunday afternoon in Saint Louis with a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. Down the homestretch of the National League Wildcard Race, the Reds finished 3-7 in their final 10, ending up two games off-pace of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final post-season spot.  Cincinnati will have another interesting off-season, particularly with a decision involivng franchise cornerstone Joey Votto.  While the Reds were one of the youngest teams in baseball for 2023, their veteran star may have played his final game for the only team on which he has ever rostered.  That's rare teritory for today's game.  Many baseball insiders expect Votto to retire, given injuries over the past couple of years and a sharp decline from his career averages.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2023

Locally Known Teacher Among Class To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

A longtime Glasgow Independent Schools Teacher who is also known by many locals for his time at WKU Glasgow is among four teachers being inducted into the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.  Jesse Brown, retired from the Glasgow School System and continued as a substitute there while also teaching classes at Western.  That all began in 1963 --- 60 years ago. Today, he continues substitute teaching, farming and working with Museum of the Barrens. Brown will be joined in the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame by Kimberlea Embry, who has taught at Butler County High School for 32 years; the late Helen Russell, who worked for 44 years in Barren County Schools and the late Donna Smith, who taught math at Allen County-Scottsville High School for 30 years.  These educators are chosen by a statewide committee and will be formally inducted on December 1st at WKU.  The Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame was created in 2000 through a gift by Nunn, who hoped to recognize the vital role classroom teachers in Kentucky play in the education of young people and the positive impact education makes.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2023

Green County Man Driving Dump Truck Injured In Crash

Police in Taylor County say a two vehicle crash Thursday morning injured a Green County man. An incident report indicates a 2014 Kenworth dump truck operated by 63-year-old Jeffery Clark of Greensburg was headed west on US 68 and noticed vehicles stopped ahead. Clark was unable to stop. The truck collided with a full size SUV driven by 31-year-old Cambry Wooley of Campbellsville.  Wooley was not injured, Clark was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2023

Sting Operation Catches Stores Selling Illegal Products To Underage Buyer

Police initiated an underage vaping sting operation Thursday at various gas stations and convenience stores in LaRue County which sell vape products. A directed 16-year-old was able to illegally purchase products at the Marathon on Wheldon Loop near I-65 in Upton, Docs Market #2 on Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville and Fast N Fuel on South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville.  An activity report indicates Why Not Stop in Buffalo, Why Not Stop in Magnolia, Lincoln General Store, Circle K and Hometown Convenient all in Hodgenville refused service to the juvenile. The illegal sale at Marathon in Upton and the clerk on duty marks the second such offence and will result in a charge of an unlawful transaction with a minor.

 

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Friday, September 29th, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

The Raiders put their 6-0 best-ever start for a football season to the test tonight hosting Adair County for Senior Night. This is the final regular season home game for Hart County.  Kickoff is set for 7pm.  Our coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC Sports.

 

Caverna looks to get back into the win column tonight as they travel to Fulton County for a 7:30 kickoff.  The Pilots are 0-6 coming into tonight's game while the Colonels are 2-4 on the season.

 

The Reds were off Thursday heading into this final weekend for regular season baseball as they take on the Cardinals in Saint Louis.  The Cardinals are at the bottom of the division this year and Cincinnati is still hopeful for a wildcard spot, given a timely losing streak by division rival Chicago. The final wild card position will be determined over the weekend with the Reds, Cubs and Marlins remaning in contention behind the Diamondbacks and Phillies. Remember, tonight's Reds game is preempted by Hart County High School Football.

 

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Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Friday night high school football

Hart County Raiders will entertain district rival Adair County. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 WLOC will have the broadcast starting with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.  Caverna Colonels will travel Friday night to Fulton County to take on the 0-6 Pilots.

 

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Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Drug arrest made in Barren County

A woman is facing drug charges after being arrested Wednesday in Barren County. Kalyn Huff was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and persistent felony offender II. Huff was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  Glasgow Police Department made the arrest.

 

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Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Boyfriend charged with murder in Crystal Roger's death investigation

Crystal Roger's, of Bardstown, was last seen July 3, 2015 at the Bardstown farm owned by her boyfriend, Brooks William Houck. Two days after she was reported missing, her car was found abandoned on the Bluegrass Parkway with her cell phone and purse inside. With the help of the FBI, recent searches of Houck's properties, including his home in Bardstown, led to the arrest of 41-year-old Brooks William Houck Wednesday morning.   He was indicted by a Nelson County Grand Jury on September 20th and Houck has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. In October 2015, police named Houck as a suspect in the case. Crystal Rogers, who was a mother of five, was presumed dead.

 

32-year-old Joseph Lawson was arrested September 7th, in connection to Rogers’ disappearance and faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with physical evidence. Lawson pleaded not guilty and is being held on a $500,000 cash bond.

Rogers’ body has not been found. Sadly, in November 2016, Tommy Ballard, Crystal’s father, was shot and killed while hunting in a field. Authorities have not

found his killer.

 

Houck was transferred to the Hardin County Detention Center with bail set at $10 million cash. He is scheduled for arraignment October 5th in

Nelson Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education special meeting be held this evening, September 28th,  at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville. The items on the agenda are as follows: 

 

Consideration and Bid Review for LeGrande School’s Project

 

Review Job Description(s)

 

Student Teacher Agreement with Campbellsville University

 

 

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

WLOC Sports Ticker

Cincinnatti Reds will play the Guardians this evening at 5:10 p.m. Studio 101 WLOC will have coverage of the Reds game in progress right after the 5 o'clock obituary news.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Barren County Sheriff's Office arrest fugitive

A wanted fugitive has been taken into custody. The Barren County Sheriff's Office arrested 51-year-old Quentin Alan Weibert. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Bowling Green man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

According to court documents, Jimmy Norris was sentenced Monday for possessing with the intent to distribute over 23 grams of methamphetamine, illegally possessing a sawed-off shotgun that was not registered under the National Firearms Act, as well as possessing three handguns, two rifles and a sawed-off shotgun as a convicted felon. Norris will serve 15 years in prison, followed by a 3-year-term of supervised release. The case was investigated by the ATF Bowling Green Field Office and the Bowling Green/Warren County AHIDTA Drug Task Force.

 

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Ex-boyfriend arrested in Crystal Roger's disappearance

A Bardstown man has been arrested in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend.  Crystal Rogers, of Bardstown, disappeared 8 years ago in 2015. Her body has never been found, however she was presumed dead years after she'd gone missing. Brooks Houck was later named as the prime suspect in her murder but had never been charged with the crime. With the help of FBI, the arrest comes after recent searches at properties belonging to Houck. 41-year-old Brooks William Houck was taken into custody Wednesday morning. His bail is set at $10 million in cash.  Back on September 7th, 32-year-old Joseph Lawson was arrested in connection with her disappearance. Lawson faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with physical evidence.  Sadly, Crystal Rogers’ father, Tommy Ballard, was shot and killed in 2016 while hunting in a field. Authorities have not found his killer.

 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Two Smiths Grove men arrested in Edmonson County

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department arrested two men Monday. 22-year-old Seth Bedwell was charged with possession of marijuana, conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree, and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. 57-year-old Ronald Bedwell faces charges of possession of a handgun

by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess and menacing. Both men were lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.
 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Hart County Sheriff's Office make arrests

Hart County Sheriff's Office arrested a Summersville man Monday.  54-year-old James Davis was charged with Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury and theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting. Davis was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

A Canmer woman is facing several drug-related charges after being arrested Monday. 45-year-old Stacy Wilson was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office on charges of operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, giving an officer false identifying information, promoting contraband, 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree (drug unspecified), possession of marijuana and failure to appear. Wilson was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Barren County Missing person investigation

The Barren County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the whereabouts of 50-year-old John G. Price of Glasgow, after he was reported missing. Price is a white male approximately 5'5 and 220 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen leaving his residence in Barren County around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. It is believed that he drove his 2006 gold or beige 4 door Hyundai Elantra toward Glasgow. His vehicle was discovered in a rural area of the Center Community in Metcalfe County abandoned over the weekend. An extensive search of the area, where the vehicle was located, was

conducted by Emergency Services and yielded no results other than some personal items. The BCSO asks for anyone with any knowledge of Mr. Price's whereabouts, to please call 270-651-2771. You may also call the Barren Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center after hours at 270-651-5151.

 

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Simpson County

Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call Saturday at 11:48 pm, for service in reference to a fatal collision that occurred near the 6300 block of Bowling Green Road in Simpson County. A preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a GMC pickup truck was traveling southbound on Bowling Green Road when the vehicle crossed into the oncoming northbound lane. A 17 year old operator of a Mazda passenger car was traveling north when the GMC truck crossed into his lane causing a collision. The GMC truck struck a third vehicle being operated by Miracle Grana, 25, of Bowling Green. The operator of the GMC pickup along with the 17 year old operator of the Mazda car were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner. Miracle Grana and passenger, Katrine McCathron, were transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. The investigation continues and is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2023

Horse Cave man arrested for DUI

A 39-year-old Horse Cave man was arrested early this morning. After a traffic stop conducted by the Horse Cave Police Department, Billy Graves was arrested

and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/substance. Graves was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2023

Edmonton Police Department makes drug arrest

22-year-old Amos Clover was taken into custody Sunday and charged with drug paraphernalia buy/possess, driving on a suspended operator's license,

possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (meth), along with failure to appear. Edmonton Police Department made the arrest. Clover was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 25th, 2023

Man faces at least 15 charges after KSP arrest

A 24-year-old man is facing as many as 15 charges after being arrested Sunday. KSP arrested Matthew Slaton on charges of speeding 26mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree, motor vehicle, failure to or improper signal, disregarding a stop sign, no registration plates or receipt, failure of non-owner/operator to maintain required insurance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, destruction of VIN number, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.), drug paraphernalia, buy/possess, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence/substance. Slaton was transported and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Hart County vs. Caverna Grocery Bowl game

Both Hart County and Caverna's football teams are coming off big wins from last weekend and will face each other tonight in the "Grocery Bowl" as the Colonels host the Raiders. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC Sports with the broadcast beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Theft arrest in Hart County

A West Liberty man was arrested Thursday night in Hart County. Hart County Sheriff's Office charged 26-year-old Aaron Walters with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). Walters was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Woman arrested in Barren County for shoplifting

36-year-old Felissa Mills was arrested by Glasgow Police Department Thursday.  Mills is charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and possession of synthetic drugs, 2nd or subsequent offense. Mills was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Barren County Sheriff's Office makes drug arrest

The Barren County Sheriff's Office made a drug arrest Thursday. 46-year-old Christopher Davidson was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine, non-payment of court fees and fines, along with failure to appear. Davidson was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 22nd, 2023

COUNTY GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES DECREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES
The Hart County Fiscal met Thursday morning in the courtroom.

After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Brother Mark Wade, pastor of Hardyville Union Church opened the meeting with prayer. The court was then led by Judge Choate in the pledge of allegiance.
Judge Choate announced that the 3 taxing districts of the county will have lower taxes for 2023. This is the 2nd year in a row and 3 of the last 5 years that county taxes have decreased. The County went down from 10.1 to 9.8, the ambulance rate down from 7.3 to 7.1 and the library down from 9.5 to 9.3.


Jailer Israel Bergerson reported there was a total of 170 in the county jail.

Sheriff Jeff Wilson reported that all schools now have an SRO officer with the new addition of Howard Garrison and Russell McCoy. The sheriff also stated that the Amish schools are visited daily by an SRO. Sheriff Wilson announced that there will be an on-line auction by the sheriff's office in October.


After routine business, the court approved the purchase of four 3500 Chevrolet pick-up trucks from Bachman Chevrolet for $54,415 each which is state bid.

The court recognized the sheriffs and solid waste audits for 22/23. The court also approved a request for a grant from the USDA to purchase sheriff's vehicles.
The court announced that the Hart County Soil Conservation District had awarded the court $15,000 for dead animal removal for Hart County Citizens at no cost to the citizens.

 

The Court's next meeting will be Thursday, October 12th. at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Theft and forgery arrest in Glasgow

A 64-year-old man is facing theft and forgery charges in Barren County.  James Garrison was arrested Wednesday and charged with 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking (one of which was auto, $1,000 but less than $10,000 and forgery, 2nd degree. Glasgow Police Department made the arrest and Garrison was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Drug arrest in Metcalfe County

38-year-old Joshua Pedigo was arrested Tuesday by the Edmonton Police Department. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and no operators/moped license. Pedigo was transported to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Cave City Police make drug arrests

The Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop early this morning.  40-year-old Sara Buckley was placed under arrest and charged with no registration plates or registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess). Buckley was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on various charges by Cave City Police Department. On Wednesday, Luke Metzger was taken into custody and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, menacing and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree. Metzger was transported and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Boil Water Advisory

A Boil Water Advisory was issued Tuesday afternoon by the City of Munfordville on National Turnpike in Munfordville from Hollinger Plant to Woods Road.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Canmer man arrested by Vine Grove Police

22-year-old Austin Riggs was taken into custody early Monday and charged with Operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, improper display of registration plates, along with no registration plates. He was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center. Vine Grove Police Department made the arrest.

 

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

A 41-year-old woman is facing multiple drug charges.

Mary Carter was arrested Monday by Glasgow City Police on charges of failure to appear, as well as theft of a motor vehicle registration plate, operating a vehicle on an expired operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of synthetic drugs, 2nd or subsequent offense, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree, drug unspecified. Carter was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Police Looking For Suspect In Vehicle Theft With Child Inside

Sunday evening, Elizabethtown Police was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Michelle Avenue following a report of a stolen vehicle with a seven month old female inside. Within an hour of receiving the initial call, a patrol officer located the vehicle within close proximity from where it was taken. The child was still inside and unharmed.  Police do not currently have any suspects in this case and are asking anyone with relevant information or who may have seen the black Chevy Cobalt involved around 6:30 to please call 270-765-4125. A picture of the vehicle can be seen on the Elizabethtown Police Department's Facebook Page.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Temporary Water Shut Off at Mammoth Cave National Park

The municipal water line to Mammoth Cave National Park's visitor center, main campground, overnight lodging, and administrative offices will be shut off from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wed. Sept. 20th. The shut off is needed so Caveland Environmental Authority (CEA) can make repairs to the park's water system. Portable restrooms will be available to the public at the visitor center and the campground during the closure. A 24-hour water boil advisory will be in place once water service resumes. Tap water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or preparing food must be boiled for at least one minute before consumption.

For questions about the water shut off or water boil advisory, please contact CEA at (270) 773-2887.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Burglary arrest in Edmonson County 

A Bowling Green man is facing burglary and drug charges. Edmonson County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Christopher Gable early Monday morning, charging him with Burglary, 2nd degree, Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, theft by unlawful taking, less than $10,000 and resisting arrest. Gable was taken to the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Former Park City counselor sentenced

Sentencing was handed down Friday for a former Park City mental health counselor. Officials say through an investigation, an HSI Agent downloaded child sexual exploitation materials from 55-year-old Carl Anthony Puleo through a file-sharing network. Puleo was given eight years and four months in prison to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release, for one count each of receiving, distributing and possessing child sexual exploitation materials. Puleo has also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15,000.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2023

Saint Jude Dream Home Drawings

Winning tickets were drawn Sunday from those entered in the Saint Jude Dream Home Sweepstakes.  The $360,000 home goes to Gregory Ellis of Scottsville.  Other winners include Derek Roberts of Auburn, who wins $4,800 in fuel and groceries from Houchens Food Group. DeAnna Butler, of Caneyville, wins an $8,000 John Deere Zero Turn mower with a Stihl tool package from Wright Implement.  And, Sylvia Tooley, of Bowling Green, wins a $10,000 shopping spree from Bowling Green Home Furnishings.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2023

Man Drowns While Fishing

A man died while fishing last Wednesday in Green County.  The incident happened in the Bramlett Community.  A report from the Green County Sheriff’s Department says 63-year-old Dell Judd was near a pond when he fell in and drown.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2023

Intoxicated Man With Knives On Lincoln Parkway

Police responded Saturday to a call of a suspicious man along Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville.  He was reported armed with a knife and possibly intoxicated.  Officers arrived and identified the suspect as 22-year-old James Romines, of Hodgenville.  Upon contact, it was determined he was armed with several knives and was impaired. Officers deployed an electronic control device during their initial encounter with Romines.  He was taken into custody and transported to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown.  He was released from the hospital and booked at LaRue County Detention Center on charges of assault, resisting arrest, menacing, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, September 18th, 2023

Weekend Sports Recap

Recapping high school football from Friday night, the Hart County Raiders remain perfect on the season, following a shutout of Butler County, 48-0. It was homecoming night. Congratulations to the 2023 Homecoming Court and Winners:  Prince - Brenan Griffin, Princess - Faith Wheeler, King - Clark Rexroat and Queen - Lexie Barbour.  Hart County takes a trip down 31W to Caverna for the Grocery Bowl this coming Friday night.

 

The Colonels will come into the game Friday night on a winning note after defeating Shawnee, 28-6.  With the win, Caverna improves to 2-3 on the season.

 

The Reds lost to the Mets Sunday, 8-4, but take two of three against New York from the weekend.  Cincy returns home tonight for their final homestand of the regular season to take on Minnesota.  First pitch is 5:40 with coverage beginning at 5:10 here on WLOC.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2023

New Police Chief Announced

Greensburg has a new police chief.  Josh Judd was announced Thursday as leader of the department by Greensburg Mayor John Shuffett.  Judd is a Green County native and has been working with Hodgenville Police for the past three years.  He says initial plans include recruitment and cultivating a culture of which the community can be proud.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2023

Case Of Discovered Body Ruled Homicide

The case involving a body found in Crystal Lake on base at Fort Knox last month is ruled a homicide.  In a newly updated press release, the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division announced the identity as Michael Ray Stewart.  He was discovered floating in the water just off US 31W August 9th.  The small lake is outside an entry point to the military base but is part of Fort Knox in an area accessible to the public. No additional details about Michael Ray Stewart were confirmed, but the release asks anyone with information relevant to his death to contact the Army Criminal Investigation Division or other law enforcement for relay to officials at Fort Knox.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2023

Crash On KY 259 Injures One

Wednesday evening, an Anneta man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on KY 259 just south of Leitchfield.  Around 5pm, first responders arrived at the location where a Chevy pickup headed north departed the road and ended up in a yard. The unidentified 70-year-old driver crossed over the southbound lane and overcorrected before impacting a ditch.  The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

It is Football Homecoming night at Hart County High School.  The Radiers put their 4-0 record on the line tonight against Butler County. Kickoff is set for 7pm.  Our coverage begins at 6:45 here on WLOC Sports.

Caverna looks to get back into the win column tonight when they travel to Louisville and play Shawnee.  The Colonels are 1-3 and Shawnee is 2-2 on season. Kickoff is set for 6pm Central.

Cincinnati's win streak stops at 3 with Thursday afternoon's 8-2 loss to Detroit. The Reds are in New York tonight for a weekend series with the Mets.  Tonight's game is preempted by Hart County High School Football.

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Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Taco Bell opening in Cave City

Locals and passing travelers can “make a run for the border” in Cave City again.  The phrase hasn’t been used by Taco Bell in years – about since the time the former location on Mammoth Cave Street closed.  July of last year, a new location was officially announced by franchise owner Southpaw ABTB, LLC.  The company owns around 150 Taco Bell and Dunkin’ Donuts locations in three states and said they expected to open the new Cave City Taco Bell and employ about 30 people.  The restaurant is set to officially open Friday morning at 9:00, making "YUM! Row" down Mammoth Cave Street complete, once again. A soft opening and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday morning.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Police and school install vape detectors

Police and school officials in LaRue County are cracking down on teen vaping.  Vape detectors were recently installed at LaRue County High School, resulting in nine vape alerts and confiscations the first day of implementation. Detectors were installed with grant money provided by Livin’ Well LaRue Coalition.  A spokesperson with Hodgenville Police says installation is worth the investment and is one of the best tools available to lower vape usage among students.

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2023

National Child Passenger Safety Week

Each year, National Child Passenger Safety Week, which is next week, aims to increase awareness for parents and caregivers about the importance of correctly buckling kids in the right seat for their age and size. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children, and the latest research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows 46% of car seats are misused. Common issues are children being in the wrong type of car seat for their age and size, and car seats being installed improperly — both of which leave children vulnerable to injury in a crash.  There are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who help educate parents and caregivers about using proper seats and installation. To find a technician in Kentucky, visit NHTSA’s car seat inspection location link:  nhtsa.gov/therightseat.

 

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Missing Man Found Deceased

A Smiths Grove man missing for over a week was found deceased this past Sunday. Shawn Faulkner left his home around 9am the prior Sunday, September 3rd. His locked vehicle was found at a creek along Martinsville Road near his home on Tuesday, September 5th. Emergency crews ended their search within the immediate area Thursday, which was centered around the creek, with no luck in finding Faulkner. A rescue dog and its owner began searching Sunday after being called by Faulkner’s family. The search located Faulkner within about three hours. Officials say an autopsy is being conducted and there appears to be no foul play involved based on current evidence.

 

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Fire Destroys House In Eastern Hart County

A house was destroyed by fire in the Monroe Community early Tuesday morning.  The structure was engulfed when crews from Hardyville and North Metcalfe arrived on-scene along KY 677, just south of the intersection with KY 88.  No one was in the house at the time.

 

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Mother And Father Charged With Abuse

The mother and father of a 22-day-old are accused of abuse. Kentucky State Police arrested 24-year-old La’Carl S. Washington and 22-year-old Chasity M. Allen of LaRue County, charging them with first-degree criminal abuse of a victim under the age of 12.  The couple took the infant to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown. The child was transferred to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Injuries include a lacerated liver, broken leg, bruising and bleeding.  Washington and Allen were both jailed at LaRue County Detention Center with $50,000 cash bonds.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Horse Cave City Council Recap

Mostly routine business filled in the agenda for Monday night’s Horse Cave City Council Meeting. Adjustments to the city emergency operations plan were accepted.  Departmental reports were given from public works, police and fire departments. Ken Russell updated the council on progress for landscaping work for downtown.  A first reading was passed to adopt real estate and personal property tax rates for the calendar year and an organizational update on this weekend’s Heritage Festival was presented. The meeting also featured a proclamation honoring the career of Wilma Bunnell, who is retiring after service to Caverna Schools and the Family Resource Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 

SCRTC Trustee Ballots Mailed

SCRTC trustee election ballots are on their way to eligible cooperative members in affected exchanges. These include District I, consisting of Munfordville and Bonnieville Exchanges along with District III, consisting of Cave City and Hiseville Exchanges.  Ballots must be returned no later than September 27th. Anyone with questions about a ballot or the process can call SCRTC at 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 

Hart And Surrounding County Farmers Get Loan Program Assistance

Farmers in Hart and surrounding counties are receiving a share of nearly $2.5 Million in agricultural loans from the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation. These loans are part of the state’s Beginning Farmer Loan Program.  Hart County recipients will receive $182,500.  Grayson County recipients will receive $250,000 and Metcalfe County recipients will receive $85,000. The Beginning Farmer Loan Program is designed to assist individuals with some farming experience who desire to develop, expand or buy into a farming operation. Beginning farmers may qualify for financing to purchase livestock, equipment or agriculture facilities.  Other qualifying conditions include securing permanent working capital, purchasing farm real estate or investing in a partnership or LLC. For more information on programs offered by the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation, contact their office at (502) 382-6093.

 

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 

Resurfacing This Week On KY 88 Between Cub Run and Munfordville In Hart County

With base failure repairs complete, milling and resurfacing begins today along a section of KY 88 between Cub Run and Munfordville.  The project extends from Milepoints 8-13, just west of Center Point to just east of Kessinger.  Work will take the remainder of this week to complete.  Flaggers will direct traffic around milling and paving operations.  Motorists should slow down and increase awareness of their surroundings in the area.  Short delays will be possible.  Adverse weather could affect the project schedule.

 

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Monday, September 11th, 2023

Renewed Push To Find Missing Edmonson County Woman

A renewed push is underway to locate a missing woman from Edmonson County. Kentucky State Police say 35-year-old Kayla Decker of Bee Spring has not been seen since December 18th of last year.  She is described as a white female, 5’6” tall, 130 lbs., with blond hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information about the location of Kayla Decker is asked to contact KSP in Bowling Green at 270-782-2010.

 

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Monday, September 11th, 2023

State Income Tax Rate Reduction Put On Hold For 2025

With Kentucky’s income tax reduction bill having to reach benchmarks in order to continue a decline, an anticipated gap in the budget will halt the rate from going down after next year. The current rate is 4.5%, down from 5% a year ago. The predetermined benchmark of expenditures versus receipts was met for the first two years, which will further reduce the rate to 4% for next year.  The state operates on a two-year budget cycle.  In 2025, the income tax rate will not be reduced.  State Budget Director John Hicks issued a letter a couple of weeks ago stating Kentucky did not meet the requirement for revenues at the end of the fiscal year to be the same or higher than appropriations plus the cost equivalent of a 1% reduction in the income tax rate.  The gap is an estimated $435 million. Budget leaders say the gap was expected, with surplus in the rainy day fund meant to fill the gap for further reduction being needed to help provide emergency responses, especially Eastern Kentucky flooding.  Removing the state income tax is a mostly Republican backed measure, transitioning revenue to a sales tax dependent model. They believe it is a fair way for citizens to pay their share of keeping the state fiscally responsible.  Many state Democrats opposed the bill, believing an income tax reduction shifts burden from the highest earners to average earning citizens.

 

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Monday, September 11th, 2023

Weekend Sports Recap

From the weekend sports ticker, the Hart County Raider football team remains undefeated after a 50-27 win at Elizabethtown Friday night.  The Raiders are back home this Friday night for homecoming as they take on Butler County.

 

The Colonels of Caverna put up 28 points Friday night, but couldn't hold off the Edmonson County offence. The Colonels came up on the short end of a 43-28 final, dropping to 1-3 on the season.  Next up for Caverna is a date on the road with Shawnee this Friday night.

 

The Reds salvaged the final game of their weekend series with a 7-1 win over Saint Louis on Sunday. The Reds dropped Friday and Saturday's matchups with the struggling Cardinals and are now 1.5 games back from Arizona for the final National League playoff spot. Cincinnati is off today before starting a mid-week/three-game series in Detroit with the Tigers.

 

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Monday, September 11th, 2023

15-Year-Old Charged In Fatal Wreck

A 15-year-old driver is charged with murder following a police chase which ended in a fatal crash. Kentucky State Police said troopers responded around 3am Friday to the intersection of Highland Avenue and Valley View Drive in Vine Grove. An Elizabethtown Police Officer attempted to stop a 2010 Ford Flex for speeding on 31W near Baptist Health Hardin Hospital. The suspect driver fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued north onto KY 313, where the driver lost control. A 20-year-old passenger, identified as Jamari Whitfield, of Radcliff, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  After being released, he was taken to Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center and booked for murder.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2023

Hart County Fiscal Court Recap

Hart County's new magisterial district boundaries are now in effect.  A second reading for reapportionment was passed at Thursday's fiscal court meeting. By law, the county is required to evaluate districts and make sure they are proportionately represented according to population following US Census updates. In other fiscal court business from Thursday, the jail report indicates 178 inmates currently incarcerated at the facility. The court approved bids for a 911 communications system. A second reading was passed for 2023 property tax rates which features  a reduction from 10.1% to 9.8% and a library tax rate reduction from 9.7% to 9.3%. The court adopted a proposed emergency operations plan, approved a raise of Green River Valley Water board member salaries from $225 to $300 per month, hired Austin Srygler as a seasonal worker with the road department and hired Dianna Brown to work part-time at the county animal shelter. The next fiscal court meeting will be Thursday, September 21st.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2023

KY 90 Road Work Will Require Closure On East Side Of Glasgow

A project to repair drainage along KY 90 on the east side of Glasgow will require a section of the road to be closed next week.  Monday, work begins at the location between Franklin Street and Lewis Street. Work is expected to be complete by the end of the day next Friday. A local, signed detour will be in place, but trucks and other large vehicles must seek an alternate route. The signed detour will use Franklin Street, Lewis Street, Front Street, and Washington Street.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2023

Man Caught Looking Into Young Child's Window

A man in Grayson County was caught trespassing by a young girl’s father while the man was looking into her window on Monday.  Police in Grayson County were called to the home on Shaw Creek Road.  The 4-year-old child was not in her room at the time.  The trespassing suspect is identified as 44-year-old William Merrifield of Big Clifty. The father met him with a gun upon discovery and Merrifield fled. Merrifield is a neighbor and was on his own property operating a skid steer when officers arrived. Upon initial investigation, a pipe containing suspected methamphetamine was found in his front pocket. The father told police Merrifield had trespassed before and had also been seen at another neighbor’s property in similar circumstances.  Merrifield was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 8th, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

On the weekend sports ticker, Hart County takes on Elizabethtown tonight as the 3-0 Raider Football Team hits the road after two weeks at home. The game is set for a 7pm Central kickoff in Elizabethtown. The Panthers are winless in their first three games of the season. Our coverage of the game begins tonight at 6:45 here on WLOC Sports.

 

Caverna is at home tonight, hosting Edmonson County.  The Colonels are looking to even up their 1-2 record while Edmonson County is looking for their first win of the season.  Kick off from Caverna is also set for 7pm.

 

After n off-day Thursday, the Reds continue their push for a post-season spot as they open a weekend series in Saint Louis tonight.  Game two will be Saturday night and the series finale will be Sunday afternoon.  Remember tonight’s Reds broadcast is preempted by Hart County Raider Football.

 

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Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Man Arrested On Theft Warrant

A complaint led to the arrest of a wanted man in Leitchfield Tuesday night.  Police responded to South Cannon Drive around 10:30 where they located 27-year-old Troy Blair. An ID check showed Blair with an active warrant in Grayson County for theft by unlawful taking.  He was taken into custody and transported to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Child Found After Leaving House In The Middle Of The Night

For the third time in three months, police in Hodgenville have responded to an incident involving a child being located alone.  Just before 3am Wednesday, officers responded to a location along Lincoln Farm Road where a male juvenile approximately four years of age was found.  The child was taken in by responding officers.  The department was contacted just after 5am by parents who told police the child was staying with relatives in the area and had left the home in the middle of the night. A press release from Hodgenville Police says no charges are being sought at this time. In early June, three young children were found near Lincoln Parkway after wandering away from a residence while caretakers were sleeping and in late June, a child wandered away from a residence on West Maple Avenue which resulted in the arrest of a woman for endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Motorcycle Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

Sunday, police stopped a motorcycle for having no headlight along Campbellsville Road in LaRue County just before 10pm. The operator, identified as Timothy Bishop of Hodgenville, was found to have an active warrant in Taylor County.  He was arrested and taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Missing Smiths Grove Man

Police are searching for a Smiths Grove man who has not been seen since this past weekend.  Shawn Faulkner left his home around 9am Sunday. It is believed he was going to a nearby creek along Martinsville Road. Monday night, family members became concerned after noticing he had not returned but his wallet was still sitting on his bedside table. Tuesday morning, Faulkner’s locked vehicle was found at the creek with his cell phone in the front seat. Faulkner’s wife says a backpack containing a first aid kit and flashlight is missing from the vehicle. Shawn Faulkner was last seen wearing a white tee shirt, blue jeans, brown boots and may be carrying a camouflage backpack with pink trim. Anyone with information should contact police immediately.

 

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Upton Man Injured In LaRue County Wreck

An Upton man was seriously injured in a Sunday afternoon crash along KY 210.  Around 2:30, responders were called to the location near Whitlock Road where an eastbound pickup, driven by Garland Shines left the roadway and overturned.  Shines was extricated from the truck and flown to University of Louisville Medical Center for treatment.

 

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Roadwork Around The Area

Over the next several days, short delays will continue to be possible with resurfacing projects underway throughout the area.  For travelers along KY 70 on either side of Hart County, work is wrapping up between Brownsville and the Mammoth Cave National Park western boundary.  On the Metcalfe County side along KY 70, resurfacing is taking place between the Barren County line and US 68.  Flaggers will be present to direct motorists around paving crews in these project areas.  Motorists should pay close attention to posted signs, slow down and be prepared to stop when approaching these work zones.

 

Travelers in Glasgow should be aware of resurfacing work scheduled along KY 90 (Happy Valley Road) from Reynolds Road, extending east to the intersection of US 31E. Striping on the roadway will also be reconfigured along this section of KY 90.  The eastbound section toward US 31E will have two straight-through travel lanes.  The westbound section will have one straight-through travel lane. There will be a center turn lane in most of this section.  Reconfiguration of lanes will happen once milling is completed, before the new surface is laid.  The configuration is aimed at reducing crashes and improving mobility.  The project in Glasgow is expected to take one or two weeks.

 

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Bonnieville Women Arrested In Hodgenville Traffic Stop

Two women from Bonnieville were arrested in LaRue County on Monday.  Hodgenville Police conducted a routine traffic stop for a non-illuminated license plate.  Upon contact with the driver, identified as Tonda Riggs, an odor of marijuana was detected. A search resulted charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  A passenger, identified as Natosha Calhoun is charged with the same offenses and for possession of a legend drug.  An ID check revealed Calhoun has an outstanding warrant for flagrant non-support.  Both were taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop In Cave City

A traffic stop along Grinstead Mill Road in Cave City Saturday resulted in a drug arrest.  Police charged 65-year-old Thomas Wright after a K9 search of his vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of nearly 40 grams of crystal meth.  Wright was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked for trafficking in a controlled substance, for not having a rear license plate illuminated and for not having a vehicle registration receipt. His bond is $5000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Man Dies After UTV Wreck

A man is dead following a pre-dawn wreck Monday involving a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) on a public road in Taylor County.  A report from Kentucky State Police says 42-year-old Joseph Bott was traveling west on Hatcher Road around 3:30am in the Honda UTV and missed a curve. The vehicle overturned after leaving the roadway. Bott was ejected. He was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A passenger in the UTV, 42-year-old Jeremy Wood was seriously injured and was flown to UK Medical Center in Lexington. The wreck remains under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Police Asking For Public Assistance In Shooting Investigation

Police in Glasgow are asking for help from the public in their investigation of a shooting.  A press release early Saturday says a Hispanic male victim was located on Columbia Avenue and flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  Little is known about the victim or shooter.  The release asks that anyone with information regarding the shooting contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165.

 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Driver Thrown Off Motorcycle After Being Rear Ended

A wreck at the KY 224 bridge at Clarkson injured a man on a motorcycle Thursday night.  The area is currently configured as a construction zone with alternating one-way traffic across the bridge. An eastbound motorcycle driven by 44-year-old Anthony Nugent of Grayson County was preparing to stop as the signal turned to red.  A trailing Ford F-150 pickup failed to stop and rear-ended the motorcycle. Nugent was thrown several yards from the impact.  He was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
 

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

THC Overdose Incident Involving Student

Thursday, Hodgenville Police investigated a THC overdose incident involving students at LaRue County High School. According to witnesses, a male student sold a THC gummy to a female student. Upon consumption, the female student had an adverse reaction and was taken to Baptist Health Hardin. Investigation led to the arrest of 38-year-old Daniel Roberts, II of Hodgenville, who provided the gummy to the male student. Roberts is charged with unlawful transaction with a minor. Gummies involved are marketed as compliant with regulations regarding Delta 9 THC.  Delta 9 is the active ingredient in marijuana. These gummies contain about 20mg of Delta 9, which is the equivalent of about half of a joint.  Police say regardless of the legal verification of these gummies, the sale of the impairing substance to underage teens constitutes unlawful transaction with a minor. A press release from Hodgenville Police encourages parents to educate themselves on these and other substances such as vapes.  Anyone with questions on these substances is welcome to reach out to the department, directly.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

In weekend high school football, the 2-0 Hart County Raiders are at home to host Green County tonight.  Air time is 6:45 with kickoff set for 7:00 here on WLOC Sports.

 

The 1-1 Caverna Colonels are also at home tonight, hosting Eminence for a 7:30 kickoff.

 

The Cincinnati Reds begin a weekend series today with double header against the Cubs.   First pitch is at 12:10 with pregame coverage this morning at 11:40.  Game two begins tonight at 5:40 central.  The night game broadcast is being preempted by Hart County Football.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2023

New Officers Graduate Academy

A local police officer is among 26 graduates from the just completed Class #541 of the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s basic training academy.  Ross C. Roderick will begin working with Glasgow’s Police Department.  The academy in Richmond is committed to providing officers with best practices, the latest technology and legal information to protect the diverse communities they serve. The graduates of Class 541 received more than 800 hours of recruit-level instruction over 20 weeks. Major training areas include patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, traffic and DUI, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias related crimes and tactical responses to crisis situations. The academy provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police throughout the state, only excluding Louisville Metro Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Bowling Green Police Department and the Kentucky State Police --- which each have independent academies.

 

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Friday, September 1st, 2023

Mark Chesnutt Cancels Local Show

Country Music Star Mark Chesnutt canceled his scheduled show in Elizabethtown Thursday night.  No information was provided by the singer’s management other than he would be unable to make the concert and they could not reschedule.  About 500 tickets had been sold for the show at the State Theater in Downtown E-town, which holds about 650.  Earlier this year, Mark Chesnutt, who is 59, had to cancel three shows in Florida due to health issues and doctor’s orders, though it is unclear if health reasons forced Thursday night’s cancellation. People who purchased tickets received an email which says ticket refunds are being issued.

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2023

High Speed Chase Near Buffalo

Hodgenville Police responded to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle traveling along Main Street around 3am Wednesday. When a traffic stop was initiated, the vehicle began to speed away. The suspect turned toward Buffalo and traveled over 100 miles per hour before exiting the roadway into a fenced-in yard on Old L&N Turnpike.  The driver, identified as Catrina Lashley-Curle of New Haven, was arrested.  She was booked at LaRue County Detention Center on charges of fleeing, wanton endangerment and several traffic related violations. A police report does not indicate a motive for Lashley-Curle refusing the traffic stop.

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Sexual Child Abuse Arrest

A Barren County man is charged in connection to an investigation into sexual child abuse.  A report issued Wednesday from Glasgow Police says 70-year-old Lawrence K. Helton is booked at Barren County Detention Center on first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years old). Police arrested Helton at his Glasgow home. No other details have been provided regarding the investigation. He remains jailed with no bond currently listed.

 

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Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Flags At Half-Staff

Flags at state office buildings are lowered to half-staff today for Overdose Awareness Day in Kentucky.  Overdose Awareness Day is a yearly, global event to raise awareness of drug overdoses, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends as they remember those who have died or have a permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose. Individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth are asked to join in this tribute.

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

July County Unemployment Numbers Released

After state-wide data was released earlier this month for July unemployment, county-by-county numbers were released late last week with Hart and surrounding counties following the state trend of little change from June.  Unemployment in Hart County stayed at 4.8% from June to July.  Edmonson County also remains unchanged at 5.8%.  Each of the remaining neighboring counties saw only slight increases. Green County is up from 4.2% in June to 4.3% in July. Grayson County goes from 4.9% to  5.1%. Hardin County goes from 4.5% to 4.6%. LaRue County goes from 4.7% to 4.8%. Metcalfe County goes from 5% to 5.2% and Barren County is up slightly from 4.7% to 4.9%. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 3.5%. Martin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 10.5% in July. 

 

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Farmer Working To Eliminate Fertilizer Odors

It is not uncommon for many rural residents to experience strong and unpleasant odors from neighboring farms. Unconventional fertilizers are often the cause of such odors. Such is the case in Edmonson County where locals have recently endured a rotten egg type odor. Farm operator Jonathan Blanton of the Bee Spring Community was present at Edmonson County Fiscal Court’s meeting Monday to address local complaints fielded by county officials.  Blanton’s use of culled eggs and shells for fertilizer is the cause of these complaints. Following an extended discussion by court members and those in attendance, Blanton said he did not intend to harm the community in any way.  He says he is doing all he can at this time to mitigate odors from the fertilize application and had already voluntarily discontinued shipments from Perdue Farms, the company by which he is under contract for additional egg fertilizer.  Blanton had properly obtained permits from the state for his operation but was unaware of a county ordinance requiring a permit. County officials say there is no current plan to impose fines on Jonathan Blanton because he responded upon receiving information of upset community members and took action to remedy the situation and prevent future occurrences.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Doctor Indicted

A Campbellsville Doctor and his wife are accused of Medicare fraud.  A Taylor County Grand Jury handed down an incitement last week charging Dr. John K. Gardner with theft by deception and devising and engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medicare Assistance Program. His wife, Linda Garner, is charged with complicity.  Gardner’s office in Campbellsville offers family medicine and addiction medicine services. He has been practicing medicine for about 35 years.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

New Company Coming To Glasgow

A company is expected to locate in Glasgow’s Highland Glen Industrial Park on the west side of town, bringing around 100 jobs when it opens.  Sharp Carts provides shopping carts and related products to retailers across the United States. The company will receive tax incentives now that approval has been secured for up to $15 million in industrial building revenue bonds.  The company has been working with Barren County Economic Authority since January on a plan to locate in Glasgow.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Bank Holds Grand Opening

Nearly 19 months after breaking ground for their new location, The Peoples Bank in Cave City held a grand opening event this past weekend. The 3,000 square foot facility adjacent to Cave Area Conference Center offers two drive-thru windows, an ATM and three teller stations. Bank President Terry Bunnell greeted friends, family and community members Sunday afternoon and said he is excited to see the project complete.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

SCRTC Trustee Nominations Announced

South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative’s Nominating Committee met Thursday and announced candidates nominated for trustee in two cooperative districts. In District 1, consisting of Bonnieville and Munfordville, Incumbent Ralph J. Thompson and Bill Gardner are nominated. In District 3, consisting of Cave City and Hiseville, incumbent Jerry W. Polson, Tim Coomer and Vicki Monroe are nominated.  Members in these SCRTC districts will be receiving voting ballots for electing their trustee. The cooperative’s annual meeting is October 19th at Cave Area Conference Center where election results will be announced.

 

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Sports Ticker

The Reds began their series in San Francisco Monday night, losing 4-1 to the Giants.  Game two is tonight, with a first pitch set for 8:45. Coverage begins at 8:15 central here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2023

Weekend Sports Wrap

In weekend high school football, the Hart County Raiders improved to 2-0 with a 28-8 over LaRue County Friday night.  The Raiders are at home this Friday night again, hosting Green County.

Caverna picked up their first win of the season with a 58-18 victory over Fairview on Saturday.  The Colonels are at home again this Friday night, hosting Eminence.

The Cincinnati Reds lost three of four in their weekend series with Arizona, dropping the final game 5-2 Sunday.   The Reds continue their west coast swing in San Francisco. The series with the Giants begins tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 8:45 central here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2023

One Dead, Four Injured In Weekend Crash

A wreck in Leitchfield Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of a Leitchfield woman.  A report from Kentucky State Police says 70-year-old Elizabeth Roof was operating a 2010 Nissan Sentra eastbound on Salt River Road when she failed to stop at the intersection of the Leitchfield Bypass.  The Sentra collided with a northbound 2017 Ford Explorer.  Roof was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.  The driver of the Explorer is identified as 58-year-old Michael Richardson of Ohio.  He was transported to Norton Hospital in Louisville with non-life threatening injuries. Three passengers involved were also transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2023

Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Police Respond To Loitering Call

Police responded to Five Star in Leitchfield early Friday morning after a suspicious man and vehicle were reported in store’s parking lot. Officers made contact with 37-year-old Travis Marshall of Indiana and found him to be under the influence of a non-alcohol substance.  Marshall was questioned about a small white bag which he threw in an attempt to discard. It contained methamphetamine.  A search of his vehicle resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana, Suboxone and drug related paraphernalia.  As officers attempted to arrest Marshall, he was tased while resisting.  He was booked at Grayson County Detention Center on charges of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, public intoxication and criminal littering.

 

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Monday, August 28th, 2023

Another Racing Incident On Lincoln Parkway

Another racing instance on Lincoln Parkway in LaRue County has resulted in an arrest.  Around 2pm Friday, Hodgenville Police responded to a report of two vehicles entering the area from Hardin County. An officer clocked the pair at 112 mile-per-hour. One of the vehicles is listed as an Orange Dodge, being driven by Derek Gazaway of Louisville. The other is listed as a 2015 Ford, being driven by Kenneth Sumner of Philpot, Kentucky.  After being stopped, Sumner was cited and released. Gazaway was uncooperative with police and was arrested. He is charged with having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, speeding, reckless driving and racing. After additional investigation, he was also charged with DUI and violating a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order which had previously been granted to the petitioner who was a passenger in the car at the time of the racing incident.

 

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Friday, August 25th, 2023

Vehicle Identified In Equipment Trailer Theft

The search is on for a suspect vehicle in the theft of an equipment trailer belonging to Southern Kentucky Film Commission.  A white colored early 2000s model GMC extended cab truck was identified on surveillance footage from one of the Shell stations in Cave City. The trailer was stolen Monday night from the parking lot of Bucky Bee's BBQ nearby. A reward is now being offered in the case.  A male subject was seen standing beside the truck at a fuel pump on camera. The trailer was observed Tuesday morning traveling through Munfordville around 8:00.  Anyone with information is asked to call police.

 

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Friday, August 25th, 2023

Neighboring Counties And Towns Get Road Funding

Earlier this month, Hart County Fiscal Court received a total of $225 thousand in discretionary money from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to resurface Glen Lily East Road and Jericho Church Road. Thursday, state officials announced funding for resurfacing roads in neighboring counties and cities. Barren County Fiscal Court is receiving $215 thousand for two and a half miles of Whites Chapel Road. The City of Edmonton is getting $56 thousand to resurface Glasgow Street, $9,500 for Dial Street and $27 thousand for Nora Circle.  Green County Fiscal Court is receiving $89 thousand for resurfacing Locust Grove Road and LaRue County Fiscal Court is receiving $197 thousand for two and a half miles of Dan Dunn Road.  In all, this round of funding includes 24 local projects across the state, totaling $3.4 million.

 

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Friday, August 25th, 2023

National Parks Impact On Local Economy

Around 663 thousand people visited Mammoth Cave National Park in 2022, injecting an estimated $62 million through spending in the local area.  Additionally, a newly released report from the National Parks Service says those visitors supported and estimated 828 jobs.  With spending and jobs supported, a cumulative benefit for the local economy is estimated to be nearly $90 million.  National Park Service Director Chuck Sams says the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks while welcoming more than 300 million visitors every year across the country. He says the impact of tourism bringing jobs and revenue to communities in every state is an essential driver to the national economy. The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis shows $23.9 billion of direct spending by nearly 312 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 378,400 jobs nationally with a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of an estimated $50.3 billion. Lodging and accommodations account for the largest sector at $9 billion in economic output. Restaurants make up the second leading sector with an estimated $4.6 billion.

 

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Friday, August 25th, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

In high school football, the 1-0 Hart County Raiders play their home opener tonight as they host LaRue County for a 7:30 Kickoff. Catch the game tonight here on WLOC with coverage beginning at 7:15.

 

The Caverna Colonels play their home opener Saturday when they take on Fairview. Kickoff is set for 3pm.

 

The Reds opened a weekend series in Arizona with a 3-2 loss Thursday night against the Diamondbacks. Game two is tonight, but broadcast coverage will be preempted by Hart County High School Football.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2023

Intoxicated Pedestrian Arrested On Public Road

For the third time in less than a month, authorities in LaRue County have made an arrest following a complaint of an intoxicated person in a roadway. Friday evening, Hodgenville Police responded to find a man, identified as Thomas Hughes of Hodgenville, walking and stumbling along High Street. He was taken into custody for being drunk in public and jailed at LaRue County Detention Center.  July 30th, Joshua Williams was found along Campbellsville Road after he passed out walking on the roadway.  July 18th, police responded to the report of a male subject lying in the roadway along North Lincoln Boulevard after Kerry Smith became intoxicated, stumbled out into the road and fell down.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2023

Speeder With Drugs And Vehicle Violations Passes Cruiser On Parkway

A Greensburg man was arrested after passing a marked police cruiser along Lincoln Parkway Sunday.  A report from Hodgenville Police says Joshua Dial was traveling 80 miles per hour in the 65 miles per hour zone.  Upon contact, a K9 search revealed heroin and drug paraphernalia.  Dial was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on possession charges and related traffic offences, including speeding, no insurance, no registration and failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2023

Sports Ticker

In Friday night football, the Caverna Colonels were defeated in their season opener at Muhlenberg County, 22-6.  The Colonels play their home opener Saturday when they take on Fairview. Kickoff is set for 3pm.

 

Saturday night, the Hart County Raiders opened their season with a win over Spencer County, 37-22 in the Don Franklin Bowl at Nelson County High School.  The Raiders play their home opener Friday as they host LaRue County for a 7pm Kickoff.

 

The Reds lost to the Blue Jays on Sunday, 10-3, dropping two of three in the weekend series.  The Reds head out on a 10-game West Coast tour this week and start tonight with a three game series against the Los Angeles Angels.  First pitch tonight is set for 8:38 central, with pregame coverage beginning at 8:08 here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2023

Attempt To Smuggle Drugs Into Jail Results In Charges Against Four

Hart County Jailer Israel Bergenson has publicly praised actions of deputies and a Munfordville Police Officer after arrests were made in connection to an organized attempt to smuggle drugs into Hart County Jail. Earlier this month, charges were made against 36-year-old Bonnie Russell, 35-year-old Joshua Sanders, 24-year-old Brittney Childers and 21-year-old Dominick Woods after eyeware and a case were brought in for an inmate July 30th. Pills were found inside the case, which were determined to be laced with synthetic Fentanyl. Two deputies were treated at a hospital, with one of them suffering a significant reaction after contacting the substance.  After initial findings of two people known to be involved in the smuggling attempt, Munfordville Police joined the investigation with Officer Jacob Highbaugh discovering involvement of the other two suspects. Russell, Sanders, Childers and Woods were booked for trafficking in a controlled substance, engaging in organized crime and promoting contraband. Joshua Sanders remains in Hart County Jail with a combined $36,500 bond and is a persistent felony offender. He has been jailed since June 1st on burglary related charges.  Bonnie Russell has been in Hart County Jail since August 4th with a $9,500 bond after being arrested in the smuggling attempt. Childers and Woods are currently jailed at Nelson County Correctional Center.

 

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Monday, August 21st, 2023

Charges Expected In Crash Involving Five Teenagers

Police say alcohol is a suspected factor in a crash involving five teens Friday night on KY 88 in Grayson County.  Around 11pm, officers responded to the location about two-and-a-half miles south of Clarkson and found an eastbound pickup driven by 19-year-old Harmony Holmes had crashed head-on into an embankment. There were two passengers in the cab of the truck, 19-year-olds Colton Haycraft and Jasmine Whobrey --- both unbelted at the time.  There were two additional passengers riding in the bed of the truck, identified only as a 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old female, who were both ejected from the truck which flipped onto its top upon impact. Holmes, the driver, suffered a serious injury and was taken to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown.  Others involved suffered lacerations and non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Charges are expected to be filed in relation to the crash.

 

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Friday, August 18th, 2023

Plans Off For Battery Factory In Glasgow

The China based company, Contemporary Amperex Technology Kentucky, which expected to open a battery manufacturing plant and create around 350 jobs in Glasgow will not be happening. The company purchased the former LSC Communications building along Donnelly Drive back in 2020 for $8.2 million. Barren County Economic Authority is collaborating with the company and Coldwell Banker Commercial Legacy Group in soliciting a new owner with continuing goals of creating job opportunities and producing quality products for industry. It has been occasionally indicated since the purchase in 2020, tension between Chinese and US Governments created various procedural delays at a critical time given the quickly changing battery production industry; though a press release announcing the decision to sell the property does not provide any insight as to why plans for development of the plant failed to move forward.

 

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Friday, August 18th, 2023

Man Arrested After Climbing Tree With Drugs And Weapons

A man from Glasgow is jailed in Scottsville after showing up in a residential backyard with drugs and weapons. Scottsville Police received a call Tuesday afternoon from the home on Parkway Drive. When they arrived, they located 21-year-old Daniel Stock of Glasgow, who had climbed up into a tree. After Stock was detained, officers found him in possession of methamphetamine, a firearm and a machete. He was booked on related charges at Allen County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 18th, 2023

Weekend Sports Ticker

School in Hart County and Caverna doesn’t start until next Tuesday, but High School Football kicks off the 2023 season this weekend.  This evening, Caverna is on the road to take on Muhlenberg County for a 7pm kickoff. The Colonel Football Team will play their home opener next Saturday, when they host Fairview High School for a 3pm kickoff.  Hart County will be on the road tomorrow (Saturday) to take on Spencer County in the Don Franklin Bowl, being played at Nelson County High School in Bardstown. Kickoff is set for 4:30pm Central.  Catch the game broadcast beginning at 4:15 here on WLOC Sports.  The Raiders will play their home opener next Friday night as they host LaRue County. Hart County Football starts the season ranked 9th in the statewide MaxPreps Class 3A Poll. Christian Academy of Louisville is at the top of the poll.  Of local teams, Elizabethtown is a few spots up from Hart County at 5th and Glasgow is right behind the Raiders at 10th.

 

The Reds were off Thursday.  They begin a weekend series tonight hosting the Toronto Blue Jays. First pitch is set for 5:40 central.  Coverage begins at 5:10 tonight here on WLOC Sports.  Remember tomorrow night’s game between the Reds and Blue Jays will be preempted by the broadcast of Hart County Football.

 

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Friday, August 18th, 2023

Statewide Unemployment For July, County Numbers To Come

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 3.8%, according to the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet.  Statewide data for the month was released Thursday. The preliminary report indicates the overall jobless rate was basically unchanged from June and is down one-tenth of a percent when compared to July 2022.  Individual County numbers for this round of seasonally adjusted data are scheduled for release next week.

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Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Animal Shelter Event

In efforts to increase adoptions, the Hart County Animal Shelter is waving adoption fees for all dogs through the end of this month.  The facility is participating in the “Clear The Shelters” campaign.  The shelter is located on 31W at Hart County Fairgrounds between Rowletts and Munfordville.  Hours are 8-3, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The staff of Hart County Animal Shelter will be happy to take any questions at 270-524-1692.

 

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Thursday, August 17th, 2023

State Fair Begins And Runs Through August 27th

The 2023 Kentucky State Fair begins today. This year’s theme is "Summer Summed Up."  The annual event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville just off I-65 and runs through August 27th. It opens daily at 10am Eastern. Information on rides and Ag shows along with a complete list of special days, scheduled events, concerts and other features can be found at kystatefair.org.  Tickets can also be purchased on the website at the cost of $10 each.

 

Folks from Hart and surrounding counties heading to the state fair this year should be prepared by checking traffic conditions before heading toward Louisville.  I-65 construction between Lebanon Junction and Clermont has both directions of travel moving under a two lane configuration.  While the construction zone allows for free flowing traffic, any collisions and resulting backups are magnified due to the reduction from three lanes. Transportation officials say collisions have been commonly occurring through that area, causing significant delays. They advise motorists to pay close attention to signage and observe posted speed limits. Officials said further north, recent concrete patching around Shepherdsville, which has also resulted in major delays will not be taking place over the next two weekends. The next scheduled work in that area will not take place until September. Motorists should monitor WAZE or goky.ky.gov for real-time traffic maps, which will show slow or stopped traffic and prompt consideration of alternate routes when needed.

 

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Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Collision Seriously Injures Two

Around 4pm Wednesday a major collision at the intersection of US 31E and KY 70 at Griderville in northern Barren County seriously injured two people. Two vehicles were involved.  Both of the people seriously injured were drivers of their respective vehicles and were flown from the scene for medical treatment. The crash closed both roads for about an hour. Crash investigation details and identities of those involved have not been officially released.

 

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

New Caverna Elementary Principal Announced

Vonda Stockton is the new principal at Caverna Elementary School. Most recently, she has been serving as assistant principal at Caverna Middle and High School and previously taught at Highland Elementary in Glasgow. Stockton calls it an honor and privilege to serve students and families of Caverna Elementary School.  She calls it exciting to begin her new journey as principal.

 

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Farm Funding Assistance Announced For Surrounding Counties

The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation (KAFC) approved $2.24 million in agricultural loans for projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting. Included in the total are Beginning Farmer Loans totaling $74,250 for Metcalfe County and $250,000 for Hardin County. The Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP) is designed to assist individuals with some farming experience who desire to develop, expand or buy into a farming operation. Beginning farmers may qualify for financing to purchase livestock, equipment or agriculture facilities. They can use funds to secure permanent working capital such as the purchase of farm real estate. They can also use funds to invest in a partnership or LLC.  For more information on programs offered by KAFC, contact the Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy at (502) 382-6093.

 

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Intoxicated Woman Yelling At Neighborhood Children Arrested

Monday, Hodgenville Police responded to a call describing a woman yelling at neighborhood children. Officers responded to the location on Cox Lane and made contact with Linda Young. A police report states she was extremely intoxicated. She was taken into custody on an intoxication charge and booked at LaRue County Detention Center. As of late Tuesday, Young was no longer listed as an inmate.

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Man Arrested After Collision With Police Cruiser

Sunday, Glasgow Police attempted to stop a 2003 Chevy Impala operated by Nicholas Sizemore who had been involved in a collision with a vehicle at the intersection of West Main Street and North L Rogers Wells Boulevard. During pursuit, visual with the Impala was lost. The vehicle was reported turning into the parking lot of Rural King where Sizemore struck a Glasgow Police Cruiser operated by Officer Grant Ward who received minor injuries from the impact.  Sizemore was arrested and charged with failure to maintain insurance, multiple vehicle equipment violations, DUI, possession of an open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle and assault. Additional charges are pending regarding the incident.  Sizemore was booked at Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Church Vandalism Suspects Seen On Camera

Historic Joppa Missionary Baptist Church in Mammoth Cave National Park is vandalized again.  Police detectives are using surveillance footage to locate a group of suspects believed to be responsible for breaking windows, kicking in doors and painting graffiti on walls. The group of eight teenage boys and girls was seen on camera around 10:30 Friday night August 4th.  A vehicle seen on camera at that time is described as a dark (likely black) colored four-door late model car with black rims. When caught, those responsible can face arrest with fines of up to $5,000 and six months in jail.  Still shots of these suspects and the vehicle are posted on the Mammoth Cave National Park Facebook Page.  Anyone with information to help with identification should call Mammoth Cave Law Enforcement at 270-758-2115. Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, Mammoth Cave Baptist Church and Good Spring Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Combined funding for Hart County and Cave Area organizations

Hart County and Cave Area organizations are receiving more than $620 thousand in combined funding for roads, tourism and other improvements. Hart County Fiscal Court is receiving discretionary money from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to resurface just over two miles of Glen Lily East Road in the amount of $165 thousand and just under one mile of Jericho Church Road in the amount of $60 thousand. Three organizations are receiving one-time disbursements aimed to assist non-profits with post-pandemic recovery. Hart County Historical Society is receiving just over $18 thousand, American Cave Conservation is receiving $100 thousand and Hart County Salvation Army is receiving just over $1000. As part of the $75 million Federal Rescue Plan Act sent to Kentucky for pandemic recovery, allocations to boost the tourism industry were made by the state general assembly. Receiving funds from that allocation, Cave Country Trails Project gets $100 thousand, Horse Cave-Hart County Tourism Commission gets just over $57 thousand, Southern Kentucky Film Commission gets $100 thousand and Munfordville Tourism Commission gets just over $19 thousand. Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman was in Munfordville Friday afternoon to make presentations on behalf of the commonwealth.

 

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Horse Cave City Council Recap

Horse Cave City Council met Monday evening.  Mayor Randall Curry was given authorization by the council to submit required documentation to the Office of Homeland Security to secure funds for providing city officers with taser equipment.  Council concerns were heard, which included discussion on loose dogs within city limits.  The discussion will be added to a future agenda with coordination of a representative from Hart County Animal Shelter attending  to address the council.  A proclamation was made to acknowledge Pastor Kevin Denton’s retirement from Horse Cave Baptist Church. An announcement was made regarding completion of resealing along  city cemetery roads.  Financial and departmental reports were also given.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2023

31W Delays Possible This Week On 31W

Bridge inspections along US 31W Over Green River in Munfordville will be taking place this week (Monday through Friday, August 14th-18th) requiring varying lane closures along the bridge.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane at times with alternating one-way traffic. Motorists should be prepared for stopped vehicles ahead and short delays.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2023

State Police Academy Graduates 51 Cadets

Kentucky State Police introduced 51 new troopers last week at the agency’s Training Academy Graduation of Cadet Class 103. The accomplishment marks the completion of academy training which began in late February.  With this year’s group, Kentucky State Police now has approximately 940 troopers across the commonwealth, representing the largest number on-force since 2006. Locally, a former Hart County Sheriff’s Deputy is among these cadets. Caleb Butler of Munfordville is now assigned to the Bowling Green Post, along with Hayden Phillips of Glasgow, Mason Roten of Cave City and Tyler Walters of Elizabethtown. Trenton Tooley of Summer Shade is assigned to the Columbia Post.  KSP's recruitment branch is currently accepting applications for Cadet Class 104, which is slated to begin January. The deadline to apply is August 31st.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2023

Speeding Motorcycle Driver Crashes And Dies

A motorcycle crash Friday on US 62 along the eastern edge of Elizabethtown killed a Tennessee Man. The single vehicle crash occurred near the intersection with Botto Avenue.  An initial report says 29-year-old Nicholas Carr was heading east, toward Bardstown, at a high rate of speed on a Kawasaki Ninja and lost control.  The motorcycle exited the shoulder of the road and impacted a concrete culvert. Carr was pronounced deceased at the scene. Prior to the collision, State Police Troopers at Post 3 in Bowling Green were notified of a motorcycle driver northbound on I-65 driving extremely fast and in a reckless manner. An Elizabethtown Post 4 Trooper observed the motorcycle near Mile Marker 87 but was unable to continue with a pursuit due to the high rate of speed. Elizabethtown Police were called about the motorcycle as it exited the interstate and they gave notice to Troopers. The collision happened shortly after. State Police is continuing an investigation.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2023

Dogs Rescued/Seized From Unfit Conditions

Police and animal rescue workers with Warren County Humane Society responded to Pine Grove Church Road in Edmonson County Saturday after receiving a call to rescue dogs. One official’s description of unfit conditions says animals were found overcrowded in unsanitary kennels and chained to trees with undrinkable or no water along with rotting eggs and chicken carcasses from a nearby farm for food. At least one dog was found dead. In all, 79 were seized. The Humane Society Shelter took them in, despite a hold on intakes because of an ongoing health situation. The shelter utilized social media in asking for help to bathe these animals. They say nearly all dogs involved received a bath and care from volunteers by Saturday night. The shelter has lowered adoption fees until further notice in efforts to find these dogs homes. Anyone wishing to inquire about adoption or making a donation to assist with the situation can visit the Warren County Humane Society’s Facebook Page or call 270-842-8572. An Edmonson County man is charged in connection to the situation. Police arrested 49-yeaer-old Travis Basham of Pine Grove.  He is charged with dog torture with serious physical injury or death, which is a Class D felony, and animal cruelty second degree. Basham is booked at Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 11th, 2023

Body Found In Lake

Officials are investigating the death of a man found on base at Fort Knox. The body was found Wednesday evening in Crystal Lake, along US 31W between Radcliff and Muldraugh. Identity has not been released.  The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division is handling the case.

 

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Friday, August 11th, 2023

Speeder Arrested On Drug Charges

Thursday, Hodgenville Police stopped a 1998 Ford truck, clocked at 86mph on radar along Lincoln Parkway. Upon approaching the vehicle, an odor of marijuana was detected by the attending officer. A search resulted in the discovery of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. THC related items from out of state were also found. The driver, identified as Amy Comely of Lebanon Junction, was arrested and taken to LaRue County Detention Center on multiple drug related charges and traffic offences.

 

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Friday, August 11th, 2023

Hart County Fiscal Court Recap

Among items highlighting Thursday's Hart County Fiscal Court meeting in Munfordville, a first reading was held for reapportionment of magisterial districts in Hart County. A second reading of that reapportionment will be required, and - if approved - it will become the guide for new magisterial district boundaries. There was a first rating for the 2023 tax rate which went down from 10.1% to 9.8%. The court approved for the judge executive to apply for a FEMA public assistance grant, a land purchase and to apply for flex funding. The court voted to give a 2008 Crown Victoria to Hart County Solid Waste. The court appointed Caroline Pennington to planning and zoning for a term ending in 2028. They appointed David Williams to the 109 Board for a term ending in 2025. The court voted to advertise for bids for a microwave communication system for 911 tower sites to be used. The court will also advertise for bids for installation of the communication system. Brian Weber was hired as coordinator of the microwave program at $1500 per month. The court eliminated an IT position and approved disciplinary action for two employees with the Hart County Road Department. Travis Vincent Combs was hired at $14 per hour for the animal shelter and there were departmental reports given, the jail report from Israel Bergenson who says there are currently 180 inmates at the facility. Hart County Sheriff, Jeff Wilson reports the settlement audit was finished and there were no significant infractions recorded. The sheriff also reported Kenneth Glass has resigned from the department and Howard Garrison will be the new school resource officer at Bonneville and Russell McCoy will be the new school resource officer at Hart County High School. The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court will be Thursday, September 7th.

 

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Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Man Arrested After Trying To Leave Drugs For An Inmate

An Edmonton man is in jail after the Barren River Drug Task Force and Barren County Jail conducted an investigation after the man placed illegal drugs on jail property for an inmate to pick them up and bring them into the jail.  A report from the task force says 34-year-old Corey Scott Roach was arrested and charged with multiple drug related offenses. A search warrant was executed at his residence where detectives recovered approximately 88g of crystal meth, marijuana, loaded syringes, scales, packaging equipment and numerous firearms. A pipe bomb-type device was also discovered at the residence. Roach admitted to trafficking in illegal drugs and to flushing meth when he saw law enforcement arriving. He was taken to Baron County Detention Center. Additional arrests and charges in this case are expected.

 

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Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Magnolia Man Scheduled For Sentencing In US Capitol Riot Case

A Magnolia man arrested last fall for his part in the US Capitol riot has pled guilty. A press release from US District court says 41-year-old Joseph Howe entered the plea to charges of obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting or impeding law enforcement officers.  Sentencing for Howe is scheduled for October 20th.

 

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Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Shooting Star Watch Party

Mammoth Cave National Park is inviting the public to an Evening Star Party to celebrate the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower from 7:30 until 10:45 Saturday evening.  Park rangers will be on hand to discuss the night sky and provide telescopes to view planets and other deep sky objects. They will distribute Junior Ranger Night Explorer Books while everyone watches Meteors stream overhead.  Remember activities are weather dependent and may be canceled in the event of unfavorable conditions.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 10th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

19-Year-Old Killed In Car Crash

A 19-year-old was killed in a car crash Tuesday morning in Edmonson County. Emergency crews and police were called just after 9am to the 2400 block of Wingfield Church Road (KY 1749) at the intersection of The Bridge Road. An incident report from Kentucky State Police says 44-year-old Briana Sefcik, of Bowling Green, was driving a Toyota Camry north on Wingfield Church Road and started to make a left turn onto The Bridge Road and entered the southbound path of an oncoming Pontiac G6 driven by Hannah Guess, also of Bowling Green. After the impact, the Pontiac continued off the left shoulder and hit a tree. Hannah Guess was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other serious physical injuries were reported.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Hospital Initiates Brief Lockdown

A brief lockdown was initiated Tuesday afternoon at Baptist Health Hardin Hospital. A spokesperson with Elizabethtown Police says a call was received around 4pm for assistance with a potentially suicidal or homicidal individual. As a precaution, hospital staff immediately implemented lockdown procedures.  Police arrived within five minutes of the call. The individual was determined to be of a “diminished capacity” and was stabilized. The spokesperson said the male subject was unarmed and at no time posed a threat to staff or patients.

 

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Man Shoots Himself In Accident And Attempts To Drive To Hospital

Tuesday afternoon, Hodgenville Police responded to Lincoln General Store on Lincoln Farm Road where a man pulled over while driving himself to the hospital after being injured by a self-inflicted gunshot. Officers arrived to find a 47-year-old from Mount Sherman who had placed a handgun in his back pocket before it accidentally discharged. LaRue County EMS arrived at the store and transported the man to Baptist Health Hardin where he was treated and released. The man’s name has not been officially released and a report from the police department in Hodgenville says no additional information is being made available at this time.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Multiple Fires Monday In Cave City

Cave City and surrounding crews responded after fires were reported in two separate locations. Early Monday, firefighters were dispatch to Bearwallow – Cave City Masonic Lodge along US 31W on the north end of town. Horse Cave, Park City and Hiseville departments also responded.  The fire was extinguished but there was significant damage in the basement, where the fire is believed to have started. Damage was contained and the building is believed to be structurally secure. An exact cause was not released. Investigation continues.  The second fire in Cave City was reported at a residential location a few hours later.  Crews from Glasgow, Park City, Hiseville and Horse Cave assisted. Damage was contained to a living area and kitchen.  Investigation into the residential fire continues.  There were no injuries reported from these incidents.

 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Man Injured Working On Zipline Platform Structure

A man was seriously injured working on a zipline structure Monday in Cave City.  The incident happened at Mammoth Cave Adventures on Roy Hunter Road. Emergency personnel responded around noon.  A report says Chris Thurman fell approximately 30 feet from a platform and stair structure.  He was flown to a Nashville hospital.  A family member told media he suffered broken bones. A reason for the collapse was not specified.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2023

Identity Released After Fatal 31-E Crash

Kentucky State Police has officially released the identity of the man killed just south of Glasgow on US 31W Friday evening. A two-vehicle crash near the intersection with Browning School Road claimed the life of 50-year-old Chadwick Maxey of Gallatin, Tennessee.  A police report says Maxey’s pickup was southbound and crossed the center line.  It collided with another pickup driven by 50-year-old David Crawford of Lucas. Maxey’s truck caught fire and burned. Maxey was pronounced deceased at the scene. Crawford and a passenger, identified as 46-year-old Coy Bragg of Glasgow, were taken to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville with serious injuries.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2023

Two Arrested For Theft After Being Caught On Camera

Two men from Ohio were arrested Friday in Bowling Green after Brownsville Police issued a warrant for their arrest following a theft at Logsdon’s Motorplex in Brownsville on July 26th. Video surveillance shows 28-year-old Joseph Simon and 28-year-old Dominick Douglas loading four 2020 model GMC Denali wheels and tires into a pickup and leaving the business.  The truck and suspects were spotted at Parrish Recycling in Bowling Green on Thursday of last week. Identity was made, allowing Brownsville Police to obtain warrants. On Friday, Bowling Green Police located the pair and arrested them. Simon and Douglas are charged with theft and Criminal trespassing. Upon arrest they were taken to Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2023

High School Basketball Hall Of Fame Will Relocate

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame will likely be leaving Elizabethtown.  Since locating there in 2011, significant donations have only allowed for construction and additions but have not been able to keep pace with overhead costs and expenses including insurance, utilities, debt service and staffing.  The organization, which is an extension of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, has sold the downtown Elizabethtown property adjacent to Elizabethtown City Hall including the historic church building which houses the hall’s exhibits. The property also includes an adjacent grass lot and garage. Regarding its future, the organization only said there are hopes to reopen in a new location with new energy and ongoing financial support.  It was made clear through the organization’s spokesperson Elizabethtown has been a wonderful partner. Mayor Jeff Gregory told local media the town doesn’t like to lose attractions but understands the organization having to do what is required to maintain financial stability. Addington Properties is the new owner and has agreed to allow the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame to stay for one year. The sales price recorded with the Hardin County Clerk’s Office is $575 thousand, which will cover outstanding debt and still allow for relocating. Addington Properties is actively involved in the revitalization of Downtown Elizabethtown (attracting destination restaurants, a proposed hotel in the old courthouse, entertainment venues and retail businesses are all part of revitalization by the community and multiple developers). While no immediate plans for what might happen to the Hall of Fame property have been announced, the developer indicated it will be purposed for continued downtown revitalization.

 

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Monday, August 7th, 2023\

I-65 Lane Closures This Week

A project to resurface I-65 in Barren County will require reducing the interstate to one lane at night throughout this week. Lane closures will be placed between mile markers 43 to 48 in both directions from 7pm to 6am beginning tonight (Monday, August 7th) through Thursday night. Motorists should pay close attention to signs, use caution, expect delays and anticipate slowly moving or stopped traffic ahead.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2023

Stolen Pickup Chase

Leitchfield Police spotted a stolen vehicle while working a separate call Monday morning. Officers were positioned along Annetta Road just south of the parkway interchange when they noticed an older model F-250 pickup matching a stolen description. A traffic stop was attempted but the southbound driver accelerated. As the pursuit entered a construction zone, the chase was discontinued for safety concerns. Further investigation led officers to a location where the truck turned onto private property, crossing fields and damaging fences as it traveled nearly one mile toward Bloomington Road. The stranded truck was located at an embankment along Bear Creek. A search of the area was unsuccessful in finding the driver. Police continue their investigation and have identified a person of interest in connection to the incident.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2023

Another Street Racing Arrest

Another street racing arrest was made early Wednesday after police observed two competing drivers on Lincoln Farm Road just before 2am in LaRue County. A Hodgenville Police Unit attempted a traffic stop but both vehicles sped away. The responding officer pursued one of the vehicles, exceeding 100mph during the chase, which ended at Kirkpatrick Avenue. The driver, identified as Joshua Knapp of New Haven, was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on charges of fleeing or evading, DUI, possession of marijuana and multiple traffic offenses. The second vehicle and driver were able to get away. Investigation continues and an arrest and charges are expected.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2023

Hart County Man Indicted By Metcalfe Grand Jury

A Munfordville man is indicted in Metcalfe County. During last weeks Grand Jury session in Edmonton, charges against James Kenneth Embry were returned for receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and possession of marijuana.

 

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Friday, August 4th, 2023

I-65 Wreck Causes Major Traffic Congestion

A commercial vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailers along Northbound I-65 caused minor injuries and blocked all three lanes for nearly four hours Thursday. Around 11am, emergency officials were called to the location just north of Munfordville between Mile Markers 66-67 and found one of the trailers ruptured.  It was carrying a plastic bead-like material with thousands of tons of the substance strewn across the roadway.  Crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet responded to clear the material along with the involved trucking company, which vacuumed the material off the road. A transportation cabinet release said one lane opened around 3pm but material would have to be completely cleared before all lanes could be reopened due to the material's potential to reduce traction on the downhill grade where the incident occurred.  The scene was completely cleared and all lanes reopened just before 5pm.  Traffic effects from the collision extended well beyond the interstate, reminding locals of wrecks which seemed to be a regular occurrence before expansion of the the road to six lanes. Thursday afternoon traffic along US 31W from Cave City to Upton and even further north was also at a crawl, particularly in and approaching Munfordville. Intersecting roads were also clogged with interstate overflow competing with local traffic. Congestion across the area cleared by around 6pm.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Man Pulled From Wreck Before Vehicle Becomes Engulfed In Flames

A man escaped serious injury after a crash on KY 224 near Millerstown Monday morning. Just before 8:00, 52-year-old Jeffery Fields of Clarkson was traveling east in a pickup when he lost control. The truck exited the road and flipped onto its top. As smoke became visible, a passing motorist stopped to pull Fields from the truck but was unable to do so until another passing motorist also stopped to assist. Together, they were able to get Fields out of the vehicle just before it became engulfed in flames. Jeffery Fields suffered a few cuts but was not taken to a hospital.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Employee Assaults Coworker At Pizza Restaurant

Tuesday evening, Hodgenville Police responded to a fight between two employees at Papa John’s on Shawnee Drive. A police press release says 23-year-old Amber Benningfield assaulted a co-worker. Another employee stepped in to subdue Benningfield until officers arrived. She was taken into custody and booked at LaRue County Detention Center on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Speeding And Street Racing Results In Arrests

Two men are in jail following an investigation of excessive speeding and street racing on Lincoln Parkway. Most recently, a vehicle was clocked at 130mph on July 22nd. Police arrested Jesse Hutcherson of Buffalo this past Tuesday in relation to the incident, charging him with speeding 26mph or greater over the limit, reckless driving and wanton endangerment. These charges are from the LaRue County portion of the parkway. The case was referred to Kentucky State Police for potential charges in Hardin County. The overall investigation involved racing incidents dating back to February. Tuesday, police also arrested Ethan England of Hodgenville. He is charged with racing motor vehicles on a public highway, reckless driving and wanton endangerment. Both men were booked at LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Reward Offered For Vandalism Information

Glasgow Water Company is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the person or persons responsible for equipment vandalism. In a story from early July, we reported a piece of excavation equipment was set of fire and its batteries removed. Damage resulted in a total loss, valued at near one quarter-of-a-million dollars. A statement released from Glasgow Water Company asks anyone who can provide relevant information regarding the case to please call Barren County’s Sheriff’s Department at 270-651-2771.

 

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Man Drives Into Water And Arrested For Being Intoxicated

A man who drove is car into Nolin River is facing charges.  Police and other emergency officials were called to the Tail Water Boat Ramp around 4pm Monday after 61-year-old Randy Meredith of Horse Cave traveled down a bank and off the left side of the boat ramp into the water. A police report indicates Meredith showed obvious signs of impairment and was taken to a hospital for medical clearance before being arrested and booked at Hart County Jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, wanton endangerment of a police officer, wanton endangerment and public intoxication.

 

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Cave City Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Thursday, 07/27/2023 at approximately 11:00 pm, detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force and the Barren County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Hiseville Bear Wallow Rd. in Cave City in reference to illegal drug sales by 75-year-old Jimmy Lee Edwards.

 

A total of over 6 ounces of crystal meth was obtained from Mr. Edwards along with 58 grams of suspected marijuana. Detectives recovered four firearms, cash, scales, baggies, drug paraphernalia and cell phones.

 

While executing the warrant, a reported 17-year-old missing juvenile was found at the residence who admitted that he had used meth at the residence. An adult female was also at the residence who confirmed that Mr. Edwards had provided the juvenile with the methamphetamine and had instructed the juvenile to participate in the distribution of the meth.

 

Mr. Edwards was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > or = 2 grams with one count being enhanced due to the firearms, trafficking in marijuana 1st offense – enhanced and unlawful transaction with minor 1st – illegal controlled substance, Under 18 years of age. Mr. Edwards was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Flint Ridge Road Temporary Closure August 3

Flint Ridge Road will be closed from Mammoth Cave Parkway to the park boundary from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 for hazardous tree removal. The park's tree contractor has only able to complete work on half of the road and needs additional time to clear the remaining hazardous trees.

 

For the most up to date information about the status of park roads visit us on our website: www.nps.gov/maca or follow our road status on twitter: @MCNPRoadsFerry.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Issues Suspension And Fine

A funeral director who was part owner and employed by Morris Family Services is having his license suspended for six months after a ruling handed down by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (KBEFD).  The decision also includes a large fine.  Morris Family Services operates more than ten funeral homes in the West-Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana Region, including Butler Funeral Home of Edmonton, A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Glasgow, along with Leitchfield Memorial Chapel and Caneyville Memorial Chapel in Grayson County.  It was determined Nathan Morris used verbal methods of signing documents in order to remain within limits of operational regulations of a number of funeral home locations throughout the company including Edmonton, Glasgow, Leitchfield and Caneyville as well as Hartford in Ohio County. Morris met with KBEFD in June and in a letter to local media outlets explained while in Owensboro, he verbally permitted an employee in another location to sign his name related to paperwork needing to be sent off for updating of licensing.  Morris says at that time, staff members were having to rotate locations and positions, partially due to a number of employee exits from the company.  He said those conditions were extremely challenging and stressful leading to paperwork not being filed in a timely manner.  In deciding upon penalties, Nathan Morris says he was given an option from the board of a larger fine for the company and no suspension or a smaller fine with a suspension.  According to Morris and given financial impacts, the smaller fine option was selected.  A later attempt to switch the selection so Morris could avoid suspension was denied.  Megan Morris, Nathan Morris’ wife, remains a part owner of the company along with John Horan.  Horan says for good of the company, employees and communities served, ownership felt it was better to move forward without Nathan and he has been released from employment and is no longer associated with the company.  It is unclear how the “no longer associated” statement relates to his family ownership and name-likeness of the company.  It should be noted there are no criminal proceedings involved with the board’s ruling.  All matters garnering attention were considered administrative.  Nathan Morris’ suspension begins this August. In February 2024, his license will be reinstated in good standing.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Second Intoxicated Man Found Along Road In Past Two Weeks In LaRue County

Another intoxicated man was found along a LaRue County Roadway.  Sunday afternoon, Hodgenville Police were called to an address on Campbellsville Road (KY 210).  Upon arrival, officers made contact with Joshua Williams who had been passed out beside the road. He was taken into custody and booked at LaRue County Detention Center on one count of alcohol intoxication. The incident marks the second of its nature over the past two weeks.  July 18th police responded to a report of a male subject lying in the roadway along North Lincoln Boulevard in front of Smith’s Pharmacy.  A report from the department indicates Kerry Smith was intoxicated and had fallen out into the road.  He was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication and transported to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Ramp Closures Along I-65 At Park City Scheduled

Resurfacing along I-65 in Barren County continues with lane closures between Mile Markers 45 and 53 and ramp closures at Exit 48 (Park City). Ramp closures will be overnight and are scheduled to begin Wednesday night. The northbound off-ramp will close for milling and resurfacing while the southbound on-ramp will close for milling.  Thursday night, the southbound on-ramp will close for resurfacing, the southbound off-ramp will close for milling and resurfacing and the northbound on-ramp will close for milling.  Closures should wrap up Friday night with the northbound on-ramp being closed for resurfacing. Ramps will be open during the day.  Work schedules could be affected by unfavorable weather conditions.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2023

Interstate 65 Resurfacing Project to Temporarily Close Ramps at Exit 48 in Barren County

The project to resurface Interstate 65 from mile marker 45 to mile marker 53 will create temporary ramp closures at Exit 48 Park City this week. The ramp closures will take place over multiple nights and the schedule is weather permitting.

 

Wednesday Night 8/2

·       I-65 northbound off-ramp will close for milling and resurfacing.

·       I-65 southbound on-ramp will close for milling.

Thursday Night 8/3

·       I-65 southbound on-ramp will close for resurfacing.

·       I-65 southbound off-ramp will close for milling and resurfacing.

·       I-65 northbound on-ramp will close for milling.

Friday Night 8/4

·       I-65 northbound on-ramp will close for resurfacing.

 

The closures will take place at various times overnight and the ramps will reopen during the day.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2023

Barren County Constable Arrested

On July 25, 2023, Kentucky State Police Post 4 was notified of a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that had originated in Barren Co.  As the pursuit entered Hardin Co, it was discovered that a Barren Co. Constable, Joseph Ramey, 29 years old, was also involved in the pursuit and was driving a Honda Odyssey van with green and amber emergency lights with a “five-point star” with “Kentucky constable” written on the side of the vehicle. During the pursuit, troopers observed Ramey operating his vehicle in a reckless manner at a high rate of speed, nearly striking the cruiser of several law enforcement officers that were involved. During the investigation, it was determined that Joseph Ramey does not have any law enforcement certification and had taken office in January of this year.

 

As a result of the investigation a warrant was issued and Ramey was arrested and is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is charged with six counts of wanton endangerment, impersonating a peace officer, and official misconduct, along with several other misdemeanor traffic violations. The investigation remains ongoing by Sgt. Blake Owens.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2023

Leitchfield Officer Resigns After Being Involved With Teen

On July 27, 2023, Kentucky State Police Post 4 was notified by the Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) of an internal investigation involving one of their police officers who allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 17-year female.

 

During the course of the investigation, KSP detectives discovered Jeremy Taylor Wright, 27, of Caneyville, while an LPD officer, had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female on July 22nd in Bardstown, KY. Once the relationship was discovered, Wright resigned from the department, and the case was turned over to KSP.

 

As a result of the investigation a warrant was issued on Friday, Wright was arrested and charged with Rape 3rd Degree and Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, and more charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues. Wright was lodged in the Nelson Co. Detention Center.

 

Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Leitchfield Police Department. The investigation remains ongoing by Det. Robert Hartley.

 

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Monday, July 31st, 2023

Missing Glasgow Man

Glasgow Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a missing man from Glasgow.  A press release says 28-year-old Logan Pelfrey was last seen at 104 Travis Court Friday morning. He doesn’t have a vehicle and police say he could be traveling on foot. If you have any information, call Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165 or dial 911.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2023

Hart County Unemployment Up With Release Of June Data

Hart County’s June unemployment rate rose just over one-half of a percentage point from the month before, nearly mirroring the state-wide trend over the last month.  June is reported at 4.8% for the county, up from 4.1% in May.  In a yearly comparison, the rate is .1% higher than the same time in 2022.  The state is at 4.5% unemployment for June compared to 3.9% in May and 4.4% a year ago.

 

Every adjacent county experienced a similar hike from May to June with the lowest overall rate reported in Green County at 4.2%, followed by Hardin County at 4.5%, LaRue County at 4.6%, Barren County at 4.7%, Grayson County at 4.9%, Metcalfe County at 5% and Edmonson County at 5.5%.

 

Statewide, the lowest unemployment rate is in Carroll, Spencer and Woodford Counties which all report 3.5%.  The highest unemployment rate in the state is in Magoffin County at 9.7%.

 

Nationally, Kentucky is above the US average of 3.8% for June.

 

These numbers are not seasonally averaged, meaning they can reflect abrupt changes in month-to-month workforce totals due to part time employees entering and leaving the workforce for school, weather events and other impactful conditions.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2023

Arrest Made As Police Continue Search For Primary Murder Suspect

While police in Bowling Green continue to look for the suspect who is believed to have shot and killed 21-year-old Ayanna Morgan Sunday night, they have arrested one of the people who assaulted her before the shooting. Parking lot surveillance video shows Morgan being struck multiple times during a chaotic scene as several different individuals either grabbed or hit her at various times through the altercation. Police say 24-year-old Kobee Lancaster of Bowling Green tuned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is charged with first-degree assault. An arrest citation says Lancaster got into the driver’s seat of a vehicle and struck Morgan while trying to leave the parking lot. The citation also says the vehicle ran over Morgan. A search is still on for the primary suspect, Malik Jones.

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2023

Green River Ferry Closed Due To Low Water Levels

Green River Ferry is now closed until further notice. Mammoth Cave National Park's Public Relations Office issued a press release Thursday saying the closure is due to low water levels on the river. Ferry status is available by visiting nps.gov/maca or @MCNPRoadFerry on Twitter. (Flint Ridge Road along the park boundary is closed today until 7pm as crews clear trees and debris.)

 

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Friday, July 28th, 2023

Man And Woman Arrested After Running Over Mailboxes With Truck And Trailer

Two people were arrested after their truck and trailer collided with mailboxes along US 62 between Leitchfield and Elizabethtown. A witness reported the incident Sunday afternoon in Eastern Grayson County. The witness followed the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 31-year-old Brian McClellan and a passenger, 31-year-old Amber Horton. who are both from Ohio County. The witness obtained license plate identification and called in to dispatch before the couple unhooked the trailer and drove away. A short time later, dispatch received a report of an abandoned truck on Crow Hollow Road matching the suspect vehicle description and an additional report of a man with a weapon and woman walking together along Keller School Road. A deputy and K-9 unit arrived and the man was observed throwing a handgun into nearby vegetation. Both suspects were identified as Brian McClellan and Amber Horton and both appeared intoxicated. An ID check revealed multiple warrants on McClellan. The tossed handgun was located and he is additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon along with tampering with physical evidence and public intoxication. Amber Horton is also charged with public intoxication.  Additional charges are pending. Both were taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Mammoth Cave National Park Travel Impacts

Mammoth Cave National Park's public relations office says motorists should be aware upcoming travel impacts. Flint Ridge Road will be closed from 7am-7pm Friday for tree removal and cleanup of debris related to the early March wind storm.  Park road closure and ferry status information can be found anytime at nps.gov/maca or on Twitter at MCNPRoadFerry.

 

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Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Knob Lick Road Closed Next Week

Those traveling toward Edmonton along Knob Lick Road (KY 1243) will have to use an alternate route most of next week. Debris removal will be taking place at Bell Bridge over South Fork Little Barren River. Work will require closure from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday. A detour will be in place along Toby Hill Road (KY 543) to Greensburg Road (US 68) west toward Edmonton. Access between Toby Hill Road and the bridge as well as between Greensburg Road and the bridge will be maintained for residents and locations on either side of the work zone.

 

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Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Woman Dies In Cross-Over Collision

A woman driving an SUV died Wednesday after crossing the center of US 31W and hitting a Kentucky Department of Highways spray truck in Elizabethtown.  Emergency responders were called to the 500 Block of East Dixie Avenue just before 9am. A preliminary report from Elizabethtown Police identifies the SUV driver as 29-year-old Sky Greathouse Williams of Elizabethtown.  She was southbound and for unknown reasons veered across the center turn lane and into the northbound lane where the head-on collision occurred.  Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene. The truck driver, identified as Patrick Peters, was seriously injured and transported to Baptist Health Hardin. A collision reconstruction team is continuing their investigation into the crash. Several gallons of weed-killer leaked from the truck’s tank but posed no threat of fire or contamination.

 

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Thursday, July 27th, 2023
Altercation Leads To Arrest

A man is jailed following an altercation Tuesday night.  Hodgenville Police responded to a call just before 11pm and arrested Logan Rinaldi of Hodgenville who became involved in a physical altercation with a family member. Rinaldi is booked at LaRue County Detention Center on a charge of domestic assault.

 

 

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Mammoth Cave National Park Travel Impacts

Mammoth Cave National Park's public relations office says motorists should be aware upcoming travel impacts. Flint Ridge Road will be closed from 7am-7pm Friday for tree removal and cleanup of debris related to the early March wind storm.  Park road closure and ferry status information can be found anytime at nps.gov/maca or on Twitter at MCNPRoadFerry.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Suspect Named In WKU Student Murder

Investigators have a suspect in the Sunday night shooting death of 21-year-old Ayanna Morgan in Bowling Green. After interviews and gathering additional information, police believe a young man named Malik Jones is responsible.  A murder warrant is issued for his arrest. Police consider him armed and dangerous and have asked the general public to forward any information regarding his whereabouts. A photo of Jones is posted on Bowling Green Police social media.  Ayanna Morgan was living in Bowling Green while attending Western Kentucky University from Savannah, Georgia.  Her mother says she was set to graduate this coming year and requests prayer for their grieving family.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Woman With Warrants In LaRue County Arrested In Bullitt County

A woman with warrants issued for her arrest fled from a residence after police were notified of her location on Sunday.  Officers in Hodgenville responded to an address on Shawnee Drive after receiving information on Jessyka Huff who was wanted in LaRue County. Huff was tipped off before police arrived. After additional investigation, she was found in Bullitt County.  Coordination was made with local authorities and she was taken into custody before being returned to LaRue County.

 

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Man Arrested On Warrants From Hardin And Green Counties

A Greensburg man is in custody after being arrested on numerous warrants Sunday afternoon.  Police located 49-year-old Johnny Killingsworth at a location on West Court Street.  He is charged with assault with minor injury and criminal mischief in Green County.  He is charged with alcohol intoxication third or greater offence within a 12 month period in Hardin County.  Killingsworth was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Police Looking For Leads In Murder Of Woman In Bowling Green

Police are working to find leads in capturing the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a 21-year-old woman at a Bowling Green apartment complex on Russellville Road Sunday night. Ayanna Morgan was shot twice that night and died early Monday in a Nashville hospital. A man who is a food delivery driver was rendering aid to Morgan when emergency responders arrived. The man told police he witnessed a Hispanic male on foot around the corner of the building who appeared to be waving a gun. He also reported seeing a blue Jeep Patriot speeding through the parking lot being driven by a black female wearing glasses, likely in her mid-20s. He said the vehicle was moving too fast to determine if there were passengers. Investigators believe Morgan was involved in a brief struggle before being shot. They are trying to locate any nearby surveillance video and speak with residents who may help in discovering a suspect. Ayanna Morgan was a student at Western Kentucky University.

 

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Motorcycle Collides With Utility Trailer

No serious injuries were reported in a crash involving a truck pulling a trailer and a motorcycle on US 31E Monday afternoon.  Emergency personnel responded to the entrance of Dennison’s Roadside Market just south of Uno.  The motorcycle was traveling north and impacted the passenger side of the large utility trailer as the southbound rig turned left. Names of those involved were not officially released.

 

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Elizabethtown Man Arrested In Connection To Double Murder

An Elizabethtown man is the first person charged in a Saturday morning shooting which killed two men at a Waffle House in Radcliff. Authorities arrested 33-year-old Rodshad Akeem Bowser-Highsmith Monday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department after a warrant was issued. He is booked for complicity to commit murder, complicity to commit robbery and first-degree attempted murder. Investigators are still searching for a second suspect. The arrest citation describes Bowser-Highsmith being observed on video and audio speaking with the other suspect about taking a firearm from one of the victims.  Bowser-Highsmith assisted in taking the firearm, which resulted in both victims being shot. Bowser-Highsmith also fired at a vehicle and at patrons leaving the restaurant. The citation indicates Bowser-Highsmith admits involvement in the incident.

 

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Couple Charged With Assault Against Each Other

A couple is charged after assaulting each other.  Hodgenville Police responded to a call from Fairview Drive late Friday night.  They made contact with Angela Satterly outside the residence and Patrick Hawkins inside the residence.  After investigation of the complaint, both were arrested for domestic assault.  Angela Satterly is additionally charged with disorderly conduct and assault of a police officer.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2023

I-65 SB reduced to one lane

I-65 Southbound will be reduced to one lane around 6pm Central Time on Monday night (July 24th) for concrete work at Green River Bridge (MM 62-61) just south of Munfordville in Hart County. Traffic will be shifted to the inside lane as crews work in the center lane and right lane. Replacement concrete will require cure time, which is expected to keep both lanes closed until sometime Tuesday night. Traffic delays will be possible during this time. Motorists should pay attention to work zone signage and be prepared for slow/stopped traffic ahead.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2023

Former Superintendent dies in traffic collision

A former Superintendent of Hart County Schools and Cave City Business man died following a traffic collision in Gatlinburg last week. A report from Tennessee Highway Patrol says 82-year-old Wandel Strange was driving south Wednesday night along the Gatlinburg Parkway. A northbound vehicle driven by 19-year-old Jefferey Williams of Tennessee crossed the double yellow line and struck Strange's vehicle. The police report indicates charges are pending against the 19-year-old. A passenger in Wandel Strange's vehicle, his son, 50-year-old Kendrick Strange was seriously injured. Investigation of the collision continues.

 

After retiring from Hart County Schools, Wandal Strange owned and operated Four Seasons Antiques and Collectibles and was heavily involved with Cave City Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Monday, July 24th, 2023

Complaint leads to man's arrest

Friday, Glasgow Police Department arrested a man after he pointed a firearm at Officers who responded to a residence on Longhunters Trail in reference to a complaint.  Upon arrival a female answered the door. A man identified as Michael Stuckert was standing behind her, aiming a loaded firearm. An attending officer was able to draw his service weapon and gave verbal commands to Stuckert to drop his weapon. Stuckert complied and was taken into custody without further incident. There were no injuries. Michael Stuckert is charged with Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree of a Police Officer. He was taken to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 21st, 2023

Hart County District Lines Will Be Adjusted And Other Fiscal Court Meeting Highlights

Reconfiguring Hart County's magisterial districts was discussed at Thursday's fiscal court meeting. If warranted by population changes, adjustments must be made as required by state law, every ten years following a U.S. Census update. The purpose is to ensure county districts are spread as equally as possible, according to current population numbers. A proposal of adjustment is expected to be presented at future fiscal court meetings, which will give citizens an opportunity to participate in the process of a first and second reading. Anyone with questions about re-districting can call the Hart County Clerk's Office for additional information. Barren River Area Development District has been assisting the court with data and mapping functions, the court also approved a contract for the development district to continue assisting in the process.

 

Hart County Ambulance Board Chairman John Bunnell addressed the court Thursday to discuss the possibility of additional revenue for the service from outside sources, Jailer Israel Bergenson reports 178 inmates are currently jailed and says a van has been sold to Barren County Detention Center for $45,000. Sheriff Jeff Wilson requested approval to pay for installation of transport screens and other emergency vehicle equipment on a new SUV cruiser. The court approved selling surplus animal control property and passed a second reading to add Sunshine Acres Drive to the county road system. A second reading passed to post a 20mph speed limit on Quarry Road.  The court agreed to pay county fire departments and the rescue squad for emergency tree removal during recent storms and reappointed Bill Belt and Kay Wright to the library board for a four year term. A first reading was held to extend the length of Quarry Hill Drive by just under three-tenths of a mile.  The court also decided to apply for additional funding for the Powder Mills Bridge Project. Routine budget items, transfers and quarterly reports were passed before adjourning.  The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court will be August 10th.

 

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Friday, July 21st, 2023

Woman Arrested During Traffic Stop For Parole Violations

A traffic stop in Greensburg resulted in the arrest of a woman wanted in Barren and Warren Counties for violations of parole.  Just before 11pm Sunday, 55-year-old Angela Farrer of Greensburg was pulled over on South Main Street.  An ID check revealed warrants for DUI, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 21st, 2023

Lightening Strike Suspected In Propane Tank Fire

A lighting strike is believed responsible for igniting a propane storage tank in Glasgow Thursday afternoon. The immediate area around the location on South Honeysuckle Lane was briefly evacuated as the situation was inspected by Glasgow Fire Department. It was determined a relief valve malfunctioned allowing gas to escape before the lighting strike. Fire officials attempted to shut the valve but could not do so. Gas continued burning off as pressure readings from the tank remained normal.  Officials say there is no present danger to the surrounding area.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Gas Line Leak Caused Short Evacuations And Road Closures Wednesday

A large gas line leak caused evacuations and closed roads Wednesday morning in Munfordville. Residential and other locations in the Elk Street vicinity were cleared out and KY 88 and adjacent streets were closed until the line was shut off.  Reports of a strong gas-like odor were made even several blocks away from the leak. KY 88 reopened about an hour later and local streets were blocked as line repairs were made. There are no reports of injuries or significant damage related to the incident.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Former Caverna Administrator Selected To Lead Elizabethtown Schools

A former principal with Caverna Schools is the new Superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools. Paul Mullins was introduced Wednesday by the school board. He has been serving most recently as Superintendent of Logan County Schools in Russellville since 2016 where he issued a farewell statement to staff saying the move to Elizabethtown brings his career full circle.  Mullins is originally from Elizabethtown.  He served three years as Superintendent of Garrard County Schools before moving to Logan County. In addition to the previously mentioned position with Caverna, he also worked in LaRue County and Nicholas County Schools.

 

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Thursday, July 20th, 2023

New Caverna Girls Basketball Coach Announced

Caverna High School has a new Girls Basketball Head Coach.  Andre' Barbor is a 1996 Graduate of Hart County High School and a Graduate of Western Kentucky University. Andre is Deputy with the Hart County Sheriff's Department and owns a vegetable delivery business. He says coaching has always been a passion, especially basketball. He has served as an elementary and middle school coach for the past 13 years and says he is excited for the opportunity to lead the Lady Colonel Basketball Team.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

Gas Line Leak Caused Short Evacuations And Road Closures Wednesday

A large gas line leak caused evacuations and closed roads this morning in Munfordville. Residential and other locations in the Elk Street vicinity were cleared out and KY 88 and adjacent streets were closed until the line was shut off.  Reports of a strong gas-like odor were made even several blocks away from the leak. KY 88 reopened about an hour later and local streets were blocked as line repairs were made. There are no reports of injuries related to the incident.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

No Indictment Following Investigation Of Inmate Worker

A grand jury chose not to indict an inmate worker accused of inappropriately touching a female juvenile at LaRue County Schools’ Bus Garage on June 6th.  Findings from the incident were presented by investigators which detailed a witness’s account.  The grand jury could not return a true bill against the inmate after hearing evidence.  The case did, however, lead to a recommendation of a misdemeanor charge through district court for the bus garage supervisor for endangering the welfare of a minor. Police say no other children were involved and the prisoner was transferred to another facility.  It remains unclear why the juvenile was at the bus garage on the date of the alleged incident.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

Man Tased Trying To Flee From Police

A Leitchfield man is charged after fleeing police on a scooter-like vehicle.  Police attempted to pull the two-wheeler over just before 1am Sunday near the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Shrewsbury Road. A pursuit continued for about one mile before 30-year-old Cody Sermon lost control while making a quick maneuver onto Hill Lane.  Sermon attempted to run from officers on foot. After multiple commands to stop, officers used a taser and placed Sermon under arrest.  He was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and then booked at Grayson County Detention Center on charges of fleeing in a motor vehicle and on foot, driving on a DUI suspended license, wanton endangerment of a police officer, no tail lights, resisting arrest, reckless driving and criminal trespassing.

 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

Man Arrested After Lying In Road While Intoxicated

Tuesday afternoon, Hodgenville Police responded to a report of a male subject lying in the roadway along North Lincoln Boulevard in front of Smith’s Pharmacy.  A report from the department indicates Kerry Smith was intoxicated and had fallen out into the road.  He was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication and transported to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Pedestrian Killed By Train

A man is dead after being hit by a train Monday afternoon.  Police identify the man as 64-year-old John Duncan of Elizabethtown. The incident happened at the East Dixie (US 31W) crossing just south of the town square near the Hardin County Justice Center. Emergency response crews were called just after 1:30 and were on scene for about two hours. The road reopened around 3:30. Elizabethtown Police and CSX are investigating.  It is unclear why the man was trespassing along the track. No one on the train was physically injured.  The stopped train blocked multiple crossings, resulting in significant traffic issues for motorists.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Roll Over Crash Injures Man Who Refuses Alcohol Blood Test

Hodgenville Police responded to the 1800 Block of Greensburg Road Friday night to investigate a single vehicle crash.  When they arrived, they found the vehicle rolled over. The driver, identified as Gary Mays of Magnolia, sustained injuries and was taken to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown for treatment.  An incident report from police says Mays had alcohol on his breath and alcohol was located in the vehicle.  He refused a blood test at the hospital. Alcohol is suspected contributing factor in the crash. An investigation continues.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Vehicle Crash Results In Drug Arrest

A traffic stop resulted in a drug arrest early Saturday morning. Grayson County law enforcement stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado along Anneta Road for not having an illuminated license plate.  The driver is identified as 56-year-old Robert Clemons of Anneta. A strong odor of marijuana was detected and Clemons told responding officers he had recently used the drugs.  A search resulted in the discovery of multiple marijuana bags and methamphetamine. Robert Clemons was taken into custody and booked at Grayson County Detention Center on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a rear license not illuminated.

 

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Monday, July 17th, 2023

Two Teen Brothers Killed In Lake Collision

Two teens were killed on Lake Cumberland Friday, increasing the already high number of deaths this year on Kentucky waterways. The two 14 and 18-year-old brothers from Kenton County in Northern Kentucky were riding jet skis when they collided with a boat near Woodson Bend Resort Boat Dock near Bronston. The collision remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, July 17th, 2023

Impersonating Detective Tries To Scam Money

Barren County’s Sheriff’s Department says details of a scam involving the department have been reported. A release from the agency says an impersonator claiming to be a detective is telling residents an arrest warrant is issued for them due to a missed court date and requests money to be sent via wire or card.  Authorities say they do not call anyone regarding a missing court date, money owed or any outstanding warrants. The release says anyone receiving such a call should hang up, not give out any personal financial information and contact the sheriff’s office.

 

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Monday, July 17th, 2023

Pedestrians Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle

Two Grayson County residents walking in downtown Brownsville were struck and injured by a passing vehicle Friday. Police responded to the location beside Edmonson County Community Center on Main Street and found 67-year-old Patricia Noblett of Leitchfield and 47-year-old Tracy Harris of Clarkson were leaving an event when they hit by a 2005 Cadillac operated by 83-year-old Betty Duval of Roundhill. Duvall told investigators she did not see pair.  Duvall was not injured. Noblett was flown to Louisville with serious injuries while Harris was taken to Bowling Green, treated and then released.

 

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Monday, July 17th, 2023

Excessive Speeding Stops Result In Additional Charges

A speeding stop by Hodgenville Police Friday ended up being a significant drug arrest. Officers were running radar on Lincoln Parkway when a Ford Mustang was tracked at 92 mph. Upon stopping the vehicle, an odor of marijuana was detected and a search of the vehicle was conducted, revealing cocaine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms and synthetic THC products. The driver, identified as Chris Sharp and a passenger, Amber Foreman, were taken into custody. Sharp is charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia as well as speeding 92 in a 55-mph zone. Foreman is charged with trafficking synthetic drugs, possession of cocaine, psilocybin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Both were booked at LaRue County Detention Center.

 

Also on Friday officers running radar stopped a 2018 Ford SUV, operated by Adam Packard of Buffalo for traveling 90mph in a posted 55mph zone along Campbellsville Road. Results of toxicology tests have not been returned, but Packard is initially charged with DUI, possession of synthetic THC and speeding. He was also booked at LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2023

Recycle Location Being Used For General Trash

Leitchfield is attempting to enforce guidelines set in place for the recycling center with the location’s recycling intent being abused as it continues to be an unauthorized disposal for general garbage.  A spokesperson for the city says individuals who leave items during the week generally follow rules to leave only recyclables but an estimated 90% of material dropped off through the weekend is household garbage, mattresses or furniture. A significant amount of time is spent on Mondays cleaning the area round recycle bins. City officials are looking at ways to consider these actions as littering, giving enforcement personnel an opportunity to identify responsible individuals and issue fines. There seems to be a general consensus in favor of removing recycle bins on the weekend to help remedy the situation.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2023

2 Million In Coins Found In Cornfield

A Kentucky cornfield is getting a lot of attention after more than 700 rare U.S. gold coins have become one of the greatest coin-collecting finds of the 21st century. Unearthed coins are dated from 1840 to 1862 and are estimated at a value exceeding $2 million. The location and owner are not being publicly identified. Now being labeled “The Great Kentucky Hoard,” experts described the find as extremely rare, and rarer still to find coins in such good condition. According to these experts, the mystery of how these coins came to be buried in the field can possibly be explained by an account of a wealthy Kentuckian burying them to protect them from an advancing Confederate Army. One historian says if a person had a lot of money at that time in history, it's very likely they buried some of it. Banks were being robbed so owners found places they felt were more secure. In many cases throughout history, people bury money, die and it stays in the ground until a scenario like a farmer preparing to plant corn plows it up.

 

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Friday, July 14th, 2023

UPS Strike Looming

Shipping with UPS could be disrupted if escalating tension between the company and Teamsters is not worked out. Workers in Lexington staged a practice strike ahead of the company’s contract deadline with union workers. Teamsters from Lexington’s 651 said there are currently no new negotiations scheduled with UPS. Both sides have until July 31st to reach a deal and prevent a potential strike. One of the main sticking points is air conditioning in all UPS delivery trucks. Another is for better pay for part and full-time UPS employees.

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Green County Teen Arrested In Bullying Incident

An 18-year-old has been arrested in Green County after a two-months long investigation into a bullying incident. Greensburg Police received a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Davis and took him into custody at a location on West Hodgenville Avenue Monday night. The warrant charges Davis with terroristic threatening and physical harassment with no injury. Charges are related to an incident at Green County High School from back in May. Thomas Davis is jailed at Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

LaRue Police Chase

A man led police in a chase through LaRue County Tuesday morning.  Hodgenville police attempted to stop a Hyundai van for speeding along Lincoln Farm Road just before 10:00. The van accelerated to a high rate of speed and turned onto KY 1618 and then on to KY 210 toward Campbellsville before turning on to Ball Hollow Road. The pursuit reached a speed of more than 100 miles-per-hour. The driver is identified as Austin Lewis of Mount Sherman. He pulled into a driveway and then ran into a residence. As police officers gained entry, Lewis surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. He is charged with speeding, fleeing in a motor vehicle and fleeing on foot and wanton endangerment of a police officer along with other traffic related offences. A report issued by the investigating officer does not indicate any specific suspected reason for the attempt to avoid being captured. Austin Lewis was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Horse Cave City Council Meeting Summary

Horse Cave City Council appointed members to the American Cave and Karst Board of Directors during their meeting Monday night. Vicky Rogers, Ken Russell, Mike Lawson and Dave Derrick will serve for a term ending in June of 2024. In other business, the city financial report was presented and accepted. Personnel policy was amended. The recently presented audit was accepted. Departmental reports from police, fire and public works were presented. Mayor Randall Curry announced benches downtown are being refinished and road resurfacing will be taking place along Main Street, Guthrie Street and Cemetery Street. He also announced the city has received a historic preservation grant.

 

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Man Shoots Brother

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Dover Church Road Sunday afternoon in reference to a domestic dispute which ended with a man being shot. Upon arriving, contact was made with 34-year-old Joshua E. Roscoe of Glasgow. Roscoe explained that he had been in a verbal altercation with his brother while trying to break up another altercation his brother was having with other family members at the residence. During the altercation, Roscoe retrieved a pistol from inside the residence and went outside where he and his brother then got into a physical altercation. Roscoe shot his brother causing non-life threatening injuries. Roscoe was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault.

 

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Woman Attempts To Enter Residence Claiming To Be A Police Officer

Authorities in Hodgenville arrested a woman Friday who tried to gain entry to an apartment the week before by claiming to be a police officer.  Tamatha Woods of Hodgenville had an outstanding warrant from an incident which took place at the housing complex located along Phillips Lane on June 29th.  She knocked on a door, demanding the occupant let her in and claimed to be with the police department.  The occupant called authorities but Woods fled the scene before responding units arrived.  After her capture Friday, she was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on charges of impersonating a police officer, disorderly conduct and trespassing.

 

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Missing Man Found

A Hart County man who was missing for several hours Monday afternoon was found a short distance from his residence just off KY 88 west of Munfordville. Emergency management issued a public call for assistance around 2pm in locating 60-year-old Andrew Granville Jackson, Jr. (known as Andy Jackson) after he was reported missing from 240 Old Cut Road West.  He was located around 6:30 in a wooded area and transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment and observation.

 

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Two Arrested For Damaging More Than 30 Vehicles

Police in Elizabethtown are investigating multiple vandalism incidents occurring early Sunday. In all, 26 reports were received of broken out vehicle windows resulting in thousands of dollars of damage.  Investigators focused on two suspects who are identified as 19-year-old Darius Earls and 19-year-old Buster Diebold both of Radcliff.  Each admitted to getting off work from Amazon in Shepherdsville early Sunday morning and deciding to drive around and shoot out car windows in Radcliff and Elizabethtown with a BB gun. In addition to reports received from Elizabethtown, there were 13 damaged vehicles in Radcliff. A black BB gun was recovered from inside the car used during the vandalism spree. Earls and Diebold are each charged with 1st degree criminal mischief.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2023

Traveling To Bowling Green?  31W Bypass Work Scheduled

If you have travel plans that take you through US 31W Bypass in Bowling Green over the next couple of weeks, road work may create delays and merit consideration of alternate routes.  Lanes will be configured to allow better traffic flow and reduce collisions by adding a center turn lane from US 231 to Lehman Avenue.  It will be repaved and restriped. Work began Sunday night. The improvement makes wider travel lanes, separates traffic from existing curb and utility poles, adds bike lanes, provides for safer pedestrian crossings and modifies the signal configuration at the intersection of Broadway and the Bypass.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2023

Glendale Man Arrested For Second Time Related To Underage Relationship

A 25-year-old Glendale man arrested May 8th after having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl has been arrested and charged again after police say he admitted to another encounter with her at his residence on May 28th. William Richard Nickoson was taken into custody Thursday at a location on Gilead Church Road. He told investigators he was aware of the girl’s age and knew the encounter was illegal. Nickoson was originally arrested on a charge of sodomy and released the next day after a bond was posted. He worked with Hardin County EMS as an EMT and was terminated following his first arrest. At the onset of the relationship, Nickoson and the 15-year-old became acquainted while he volunteered with Vine Grove Fire Department. The girl was a member of the junior firefighter program with the department.  Arraignment for William Richard Nickoson is scheduled for August 1st.

 

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Monday, July 10th, 2023

Man Fires Random Gunshots While Driving

Friday, a unit from LaRue County Sheriff's Department responded to a location along Mt. Sherman Road after a report was received regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area. While en route to the scene, deputies were advised that the operator was randomly firing a handgun at vehicles and possibly houses.  A deputy contacted the suspect near the post office in Mt. Sherman and attempted a traffic stop but the suspect accelerated. After a short pursuit, the suspect stopped and was identified as Aaron Valle of Hodgenville. He is charged with wanton endangerment, menacing, reckless driving, speeding, disorderly conduct and violation of a California emergency protection order.  Aaron Valle was transported to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2023

New Officer Joins Cave City Police Force

A new officer is joining Cave City Police.  Jacob Kersey is from Magnolia and comes from Glasgow PD. Kersey is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and says he looks forward to serving residents of Cave City.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2023

Police Serve EPO And Arrest Two In LaRue County

Early Thursday morning, Hodgenville Police arrested Travis Wilson of Hodgenville on a warrant for probation violation out of Nelson County. He was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.  Wilson was also served an emergency protective order. Thursday evening officers arrested Russell Johnson of Hodgenville for trespassing at Landmark Apartments. Johnson had been involved in multiple criminal incidents on the property.  A complaint call led to his arrest.  He was also taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 7th, 2023

Two Arrested In Greensburg Following Traffic Stop

Greensburg Police arrested two people after a traffic stop along Main Street Wednesday night.  The driver, identified as 68-year-old William Galetta, of New Jersey, was intoxicated and charged with DUI along with having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance and no tail lights.  A passenger, identified as 65-year-old Benjamin Bombrowski, of Summersville, was also arrested for public intoxication and possession of marijuana.  Both were taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2023

LaRue Wanted Roundup

A man wanted for terroristic threatening was located and arrested Wednesday morning. Around 10:30, officers with Hodgenville police found 37-year-old Jonathan Rawlins along South Lincoln Boulevard. Police were aware of the outstanding warrant and took Rawlins into custody. During a search, methamphetamine was found in his possession resulting in an additional charge. He was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

Tuesday night, police in LaRue County received a tip regarding the whereabouts of two fugitives. Officers with the sheriff’s department and Hodgenville Police arrived at a residence on Cox Lane and located 41-year-old Jeremy Butler of Greensburg along with 61-year-old Ronald Brown of Hodgenville. Butler is charged with failure to pay fines and fees, including child support. Brown is charged with a felony parole violation along with possession of a legend drug, drug paraphernalia and not having a prescription controlled drug in its proper container. As officers investigated the location, they determined the resident, identified as Linda Young of Greensburg, had an outstanding warrant for passing cold checks. All three were taken to Larue County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Missing Man Found Deceased

A canoeist missing since Saturday was found dead Wednesday. The body of 37-year-old Bryan Henderson of Glendale was recovered around 5am from a creek which connects to Nolin River near Star Mills. Family members reported him missing on Monday and a search quickly turned up his canoe but the search for Henderson was suspended due to dangerous river conditions as a result of torrential rainfall around the area. The cause of death has not been determined.

 

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Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Golf Cart Incident At Campground

A teenager from Shepherdsville was injured in an incident involving a golf cart Saturday at Wax Recreational Area Campground. When emergency personnel arrived, they found a 17-year-old female ejected from the vehicle. A report says she attempted to climb from the front seat to the back before falling out of the cart while it was in motion. She struck her head and became unconscious for a period of time. She was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Fatal Collision On Aetna Furnace Highway

Details of a fatal crash between Linwood and Pikeview on Sunday evening have been released in a report from Kentucky State Police. Just before 6:30, emergency personnel responded to a location on Aetna Furnace Highway where 57-year-old Bradford Turner of Magnolia was driving a pickup westbound and dropped off the right shoulder. The pickup struck a tree and overturned. Turner was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Man Arrested In Child Exploitation Case

Saturday, special agents with the Department of Homeland Security and detectives with Glasgow Police executed a search warrant at a residence on East Front Street in reference to an ongoing child exploitation case.  Officers located and charged 36-year-old Christopher Marsh with sodomy, sexual abuse and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor – all related to a victim under the age of 12. Marsh is jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

 

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Man Wanted In Hart County Manslaughter Case Arrested In Barren County

Sunday night, police arrested the man wanted for manslaughter and trafficking in methamphetamine related to the death of 32-year-old James Jewell of Munfordville back in April. A grand jury in Hart County indicted 51-year-old Kevin Jewell on these charges June 6th with the Hart County Sheriff's Department issuing a press release asking for help determining his whereabouts. Barren County Sheriff’s Department officers found Kevin Jewell at a location on Dripping Springs Road west of Glasgow. He bailed out of a car and ran into a wooded area before being captured. In Barren County, he is charged with fleeing or evading on foot.  He is currently jailed at Barren County Detention Center and will appear before a judge in Glasgow on Thursday. A timeline for appearing in Hart County on previous charges of manslaughter and trafficking is not clear at this time.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Utility Trench Collapses On Woman

A woman survived being buried in a 15-feet-deep trench after sidewalls collapsed on her. Police and fire units responded to the location on US 31W across from Wigwam Village in Cave City around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The victim was working to install utility lines when the collapse occurred.  She was unable to climb out and became covered.  Her father was working to free her as emergency personnel arrived but she was not located until about 20 minutes later when she was heard calling for help. First responders worked quickly to uncover the woman but because a trench box was not in use, a special response team from Bowling Green Fire Department arrived to secure sidewalls of the trench before she could be rescued. After about four hours, the woman was removed from the trench and transported to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Family members told local media outlets the woman reported being in some pain and is being treated for anxiety following the incident.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Teen Indicted For Murder And Is Expected To Be Tried As An Adult

Updating a story on a shooting from last winter, a 15-year-old who shot and killed another teen in LaRue County will be tried as an adult following his recent indictment for murder by a grand jury.  Police say Cody Love and Landon Knox, both of Hodgenville, were involved in an altercation around 5am December 3rd at a location on East Forrest Avenue. Love shot Knox then attempted to hide the weapon by tossing it into nearby bushes.  Knox was taken to Louisville where he died.  Love was arrested and taken to Adair County Juvenile Detention Center. In addition to murder, Cody Love is also facing charges of tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun by a minor.

 

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Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Man Who Stops To Relieve Himself On Parkway Hit And Killed By Passing Vehicle

A man who stopped on Western Kentucky Parkway to relieve himself is dead after being struck by a passing vehicle.   State Police and local responders were called Thursday afternoon to a location near Mile Marker 99 Westbound.  The victim, identified as 68-year-old Herbert Wharton, of Cadiz, had pulled over in a 2001 Lincoln Town Car and walked off the shoulder of the roadway.  As he prepared to get back into the car, he opened the rear door on the driver’s side to retrieve a soda from a cooler in the back seat.  He was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Express delivery van pulling a trailer, being driven by 43-year-old Gary Park, of Missouri.  Wharton was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Park was not physically injured.  As of this news release, no charges have been filed in relation to the incident. Kentucky State Police is conducting a reconstruction of the incident today.

 

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Friday, June 30th, 2023

Chamber Of Commerce Awards Announced

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce annual membership banquet was held at the fairgrounds Thursday night.  Kenneth Kidd was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mike Nichols was honored with the Trailblazer Award. Small Business of the Year was presented to Green River CPA and Business of the Year was presented to Signature Healthcare of Hart County.

 

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Friday, June 30th, 2023

Caregiver Arrested For Stealing Medication From Patient

Greensburg Police arrested a Glasgow woman suspected of stealing medications while working as a caregiver. Last weekend, 37-year-old Amy Hargis was taken into custody at a location on Industrial Park Road after officers responded to a complaint which alleged she had been stealing morphine from a patient.  Evidence was gathered to support the claim.  Amy Hargis was taken to Taylor County Detention Center and booked on charges of theft of a controlled substance and abuse and/or neglect of an adult.

 

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Friday, June 30th, 2023

Missing Teens Found Safe

Two missing teens from Glasgow have been found.  Ashley and Kelly Sauceda were announced as missing from their Columbia Avenue residence on June 17th as police solicited public assistance to find the pair. Detectives with the department are responsible for their safe return. No additional details were provided to explain why the girls left their home.

 

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Friday, June 30th, 2023

Woman Charged After Child Wonders Away From Her Care

Wednesday afternoon, police in Hodgenville were notified of a male child wondering into a home along West Maple Avenue. After a brief investigation, an officer identified the child and located his father. Further investigation revealed the child had been in the care of a relative, identified as Melissa McChristian, and the child had left that residence undetected.  The child has a history of wondering off and this is not the first time he has been located by someone away from the home. McChristian is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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Thursday, June 29th, 2023

Collision Results In Arrest

Hodgenville Police responded to a collision Tuesday resulting in a woman's arrest.  Just after 5:00 p.m., units arrived a the location on Greensburg Road on the east end of town. Investigation reveals Cailyn Rucker, of Hodgenville, lost control, exited the left shoulder, struck an embankment and broke a utility pole  The SUV came to rest on the broken pole. Rucker attempted to leave the scene. Police say she was recently involved in a separate, minor incident and had been given a courtesy warning of proper procedure to not leave the scene of any such incident until cleared to do so. After the collision Tuesday, Rucker was found in possession of marijuana. As a combined result, she was taken to LaRue County Jail and booked on charges of attempting to leave the scene of an incident and possession of marijuana.

 

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Thursday, June 29th, 2023

Mammoth Cave National Park Seeking Public Input On Fee Increases

Mammoth Cave National Park is asking for public comment on proposed fee increases for cave tours, camping and electric vehicle (EV) charging for 2024.  The input phase is required through the fee increase proposal process. Information regarding the proposal and the opportunity to comment are available on the park’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website through Friday. Park Superintendent Barclay Trimble says Mammoth Cave utilizes its recreational fee program to focus on projects that improve the visitor experience and funds collected are essential to an investment in services and improvements that are necessary to maintain a quality experience for those who come to the park. One new service covered in the park’s fee approval process is for the use of EV charging stations that will be installed in the visitor center parking lot within the next year. These new stations are planned to be quick chargers. At least 80% of the fees collected at Mammoth Cave are used to fund projects that address deferred maintenance needs, enhance visitor programs and services, protect resources and improve and rehabilitate visitor facilities. The remaining 20% helps support projects in other National Park Service units that do not charge entrance fees, like nearby Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

 

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2023

Domestic Altercation Results In Murder

A domestic argument led to a man killing his wife at her birthday party in Hardin County Monday night. A report from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department says 32-year-old Ashley Henning and 33-year-old Jordan Henning began arguing followed by those in attendance beginning to leave the residence in LaVista Estates near Rineyville. Police say several people at the party were drinking alcohol which is suspected as a magnifying attribute to the argument.  As the situation escalated, neighbors tried unsuccessfully to intervene. These neighbors took the Henning’s children from the residence and heard shots from inside as they left. In all, Ashley Henning was shot five times. Jordan Henning left the scene.  Neighbors returned to check on Ashely Henning and found her shot multiple times in the torso. Jordan Henning was located and arrested a short time later.  An arrest citation says he made several statements apologizing for hurting his wife. Fort Knox Public Affairs confirms the couple is listed as active duty military. Jordan Henning is charged with domestic violence murder.  He is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center with a $1 Million bond.

 

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2023

Vandalism On Glasgow Square

Glasgow Police Department is investigating a series of criminal mischief incidents over the past couple of weeks on the square. In one of the incidents, surveillance footage shows three juvenile males fleeing after damaging glass in front of a business. Photos are posted on the Glasgow Police Department’s Facebook Page. Anyone able to help with identification or with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Officer Saltsman at 270-651-6165.

 

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2023

BRAWA Needing Help After Another Round Of Flooding

Area citizens are once again reaching out to help Barren River Animal Welfare Association following major flooding from this past weekend.  For the third time, the animal shelter has received major damage following heavy rain. Some animals were lost as waters rose into the building. Anyone who can donate items such as paper towels, bleach, dish soap or blankets can drop items off at 175 Trojan Trail or at 113 West Public Square. There is also a need for help in catching up laundry from the facility.  Anyone who can help should call 270-651-7297.

 

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2023

Semi Driver Killed After Crashing Into Two Other Semis On I-65

A truck driver is dead after crashing into two other semis moving slowy during construction work at Glendale early Tuesday morning.  The southbound collision happened just after midnight between Exits 91 and 86 near Mile Marker 89. Investigators say there is no indication the driver tried to avoid colliding with vehicles ahead. The impacting semi caught fire. Rescue workers were able to free a female passenger from the sleeper cab. She was transported for treatment of severe injuries. A driver in one of the impacted semis was transported with non-life threatening injuries. Cargo, described as metal sludge from one of the semis, spilled across the entire roadway. The material was extremely difficult to remove. The interstate was blocked for nearly 10 hours as crews worked to clear the scene and prepare the road for traffic. Identities of those involved have not been released.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2023

DUI Murder Charge After Weekend Crash

A Greensburg man is charged with murder after he crashed into another vehicle early Saturday in Summersville.  Kentucky State Police say just before 2:00 a.m., an F-250 pickup driven by 22-year-old Daniel Sidebottom was headed west on KY 323 and blew through a stop sign and flashing signal at the intersection of KY 61. The truck collided with a Honda Odyssey heading north on KY 61, driven by 63-year-old Ronald Durfee, of Hodgenville.  There were five passengers in the SUV including 63-year-old Sandra Durfee, also of Hodgenville.  She was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where she died. Remaining passengers (41-year-old April Landon, 41-year-old Joshua Landon and two juveniles, all of Hodgenville) were all transported for treatment. Daniel Sidebottom refused medical treatment at the scene. He was arrested for DUI and the subsequent charge of murder. He is also charged with disregarding a stop sign, two counts of first degree assault, and three counts of second degree assault. Sidebottom was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.  He remains jailed with no bond currently set.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2023

Inmate Captured After Walking Off Work Detail In February

A man who escaped custody from LaRue County Detention Center over four months ago has been located and captured.  Police in Breckinridge County along with Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officers arrested 34-year-old Troy Hammons who had been hiding in a remote area outside Hardinsburg. Hammons walked off a work detail near the LaRue County Board of Education Building on February 20th.

 

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Monday, June 26th, 2023

I-65 Night Work This Week

As work to reconstruct the Exit 86 Interchange (Glendale) continues, crews will be setting bridge beams for the new overpass this week.  Beginning Sunday night, southbound I-65 traffic will be diverted onto the exit ramp and across KY 222 to the interstate entrance ramp to continue south. The diversion will be in place from 10pm each night until 5am the next morning (Sunday night through Friday morning). KY 222 will not be closed, but motorists on the route may experience slight delays as interstate traffic crosses at these ramps. Construction supervisors will observe traffic upon implementation and may make additional changes to facilitate better flow. Southbound motorists on I-65 should be prepared to slow down upon approaching the Exit 86 vicinity.  Pay close attention to signs and minimize distractions.

 

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Friday, June 16th, 2023

Police Looking For Wanted Man In Hodgenville

Police in Hodgeville are looking for a wanted man.  Officers have attempted to locate Russell Johnson who is commonly seen at a location on Landmark Dr. and Earl Jones Rd. in Hodgenville. If you see him or know his whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Friday, June 16th, 2023

Hart County Arrests

Hart County Sheriff's Department recent arrests include:

On June 2, 2023 - 25-year-old Christopher Easterday, of Munfordville, was charged with offense of Hindering  Prosecution or Apprehension 2nd degree. Mr. Easterday was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. Sheriff Jeff Wilson investigated the incident.

On June 8, 2023  - 42-year-old Jerrigues Jamal Howard, of Munfordville, was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree [methamphetamine], Tampering with Physical Evidence, Drug Paraphernalia –Buy/ Possess and Possession of Marijuana. Deputy Jacob Hodges was the arresting officer. Deputy Hodges was assisted by Deputies Nichols, Carter, and Munfordville Police Jacob Highbaugh, Horse Cave Police Dockery and Riggs.

On June 11, 2023 - 39-year-old Joshua Montgomery was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Detention Center for the offenses of: Public Intoxication-controlled substance [excludes alcohol], and Burglary 3rd degree. The incident was investigated by Deputy Jacob Hodges.

On June 12, 2023  - The following persons were arrested and charged with the following offenses: Cindy Childress W/F 50YOA Cub Run Trafficking in a controlled Substance 1st Degree [methamphetamine], Cultivate Marijuana 5 plants or more 1st offense, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/ Possess. A warrant was also executed involving Ms. Childress for the offenses of: Possession of Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st offense 2 counts, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, and Persistent Felony Offender.  Melissa  Hornberger W/F 46YOA Cub Run Probation Violation [for felony offense]. The incident was investigated by Deputy Hodges. Hodges was assisted by Deputies Sheilds, Nichols, Carter, Sexton and Barbour.

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Friday, June 16th, 2023

New Recruits Join Area Police Departments

The Hart County Sheriff's Department is among two local police agencies and several around the state which will have new recruits joining their forces.  Both local graduates are from Class 539 of the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice training academy in Richmond.  Brian Tennyson joins the Hart County Sheriff's Department and Patrick Wade joins Glasgow Police. Academy graduates are subject to 800 hours of recruit-level instruction over a 20-week period. Major training areas include patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, traffic and DUI, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias related crimes and tactical response to crisis situations. Kentucky’s Department of Criminal Justice provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs' deputies, university police and airport police throughout the state with the exception of Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green Police Departments which (along with Kentucky State Police) have independent academies.

 

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Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Chick-fil-A Ground Breaking

Company representatives and local officials ceremonially broke ground on the new location for Chick-fil-A in Elizabethtown on Wednesday.  Situated at the I-65 Exit 94 interchange on property previously occupied by Ryan’s, it will be the second location for the restaurant in town. The original Chick-fil-A in Elizabethtown is on the northern end of US 31W which is not quickly accessible for anyone having to travel through Dixie Highway traffic or getting off the interstate. The chain, which is known for their efficient drive-thru process, says the new Elizabethtown restaurant will be a prototype with the company’s latest technologies.  Developers say the location will be one of the largest in the country.  They say it will be able to handle even more drive-thru traffic than the Dixie Highway location and will feature ample parking for dine-in customers which is often limited in other stores throughout the chain.  To put some numbers in perspective with how busy the Dixie Highway location is, around 200 vehicles per hour are served during peak traffic, compared with the industry average of 65 vehicles per hour.  The company expects to hire around 130 employees to staff the location with 15 of those being leadership positions. Chick-fil-A expects to open the new Elizabethtown store this coming spring.

 

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Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Interstate And Expressway Resurfacing Continues

Resurfacing of I-65 will require multiple lane closures over the next few weeks. Single lane closures will start in the northbound direction near Mile Marker 43. Double lane closures, reducing the interstate to one lane, will take place at night between Mile Markers 46 and 48. Resurfacing of Louie B. Nunn – Cumberland Expressway continues between I-65 and Glasgow. Varying lane closures can be expected as work progresses.

 

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Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Man Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Of Cocaine With Juveniles In His Vehicle

A Cave City man was arrested in Chalybeate who was driving while under the influence of cocaine. A citation says 43-year-old Anthony Curtis Murrell was carrying two juveniles in his vehicle at the time.  Police units were dispatched Saturday night after receiving multiple complaints of a reckless driver along US 31W in Warren County heading into Edmonson County on KY 101. The vehicle turned onto KY 743 (New Grove Road) and was observed driving through ditches. After activation of emergency lights by police, Murrell continued driving very slowly and eventually stopped.  Officers approached and Murrell got out of the car. He admitted to police a bag in his pocket was cocaine and he had recently used the drug.  The two female juveniles were released to a family member. Murrell was taken to Hart County Jail and booked on charges of reckless driving, operating a vehicle under the influence of cocaine, possession of cocaine and wanton endangerment.  Additional charges may be filed.

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

School Construction Site Theft

Glasgow Police is investigating a theft from the construction site at South Green Elementary School.  Multiple spools of new wire were stolen along with several power tools and other construction equipment. Investigators say the theft happened sometime between May 26th and May 30th. A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glasgow Police.

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Bridge Demolition On Millerstown Road

Traffic has been switched to the new bridge on Millerstown Road over Western Kentucky Parkway near Clarkson in Grayson County.  Overnight demolition work of the remaining section of the old bridge began Tuesday night and is expected to be complete by Friday morning.  Demo is being conducted at night to minimize traffic disruption.  Motorists are being directed off of the parkway in each direction during work hours at Clarkson's exit ramps and back on to the parkway via entrance ramps of the interchange. Bridge replacement along Millerstown Road is part of the Western Kentucky Parkway rehabilitation project and is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Racers Reach 180mph On I-65 In Hart County

Two men from Pennsylvania are in Hart County jail after racing along I-65 at speeds reaching 180 miles per hour Monday night. State Police observed a Dodge Challenger northbound racing a Chevrolet Camaro approaching Horse Cave. A trooper began pursuit then both vehicles accelerated, passing other interstate traffic on the inside shoulder.  Both drivers turned off their headlights and taillights in an attempt to evade police. Both vehicles exited the interstate northbound at Munfordville and re-entered the interstate southbound.  They traveled to Exit 58, where units from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department stopped both drivers on KY 218. The pair is identified as 33-year-old Daniel Cherry and 27-year-old Joseph Brundage. Charges against both drivers include fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the limit, reckless driving, improper passing, racing on a public highway and failure to illuminate headlights.  They were taken to Hart County Jail.
 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Sidewalk Project Action And City Council Meeting Recap

Plans to rebuild sidewalks on the west side of Horse Cave continue moving forward. A representative from Strand and Associates accepted the project proposal at Monday night’s city council meeting. Last November, Mayor Randall Curry announced the city had secured nearly $435 thousand in funding.  The sidewalk project has been a high priority goal for the city.  The mayor said rebuilding sidewalks on the western side of town is badly needed.  The project includes both sides of KY 218 from the railroad crossing up to the KY 335 Junction.

In other business from Monday night’s Horse Cave City Council meeting, the city’s audit firm presented the 2021-2022 calendar year summary, the 2023 fiscal year budget was passed and a date of June 29th at Noon was set for amending the budget. Departmental reports were given, John Buckingham was sworn-in for his term on the Horse Cave Housing Authority and Ken Russell was sworn-in for his term on the code enforcement board.
 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Hart County Receives Discretionary Road Funding

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