Friday, September 21st, 2018

Glasgow man found after Golden Alert

A 50 year-old Glasgow man, who had been missing since September 3rd, has been found. In a press release Thursday afternoon, the Glasgow Police Department says Jeffrey Dugard was found safe and sound and that the Golden Alert was cancelled. No information was given on Dugard's whereabouts during the 17 days he was missing.

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Friday, September 21st, 2018

Bicycle Fatality and arrest in Hardin County

A 24 year-old Louisville man has been killed after his bicycle was struck by a car in Hardin County. KSP Post 4 Troopers responded to the collision early Thursday morning near the North Dixie Highway and Bullion Boulevard interchange. The preliminary investigation revealed that 58 year-old Brian D. Casey, of Rineyville, was traveling southbound on US 31-W when he struck 24 year-old Charles Montgomery, of Louisville, who was operating a bicycle in the southbound emergency lane. Montgomery was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Casey was treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later charged with driving under the influence 1st degree, manslaughter 2nd degree and leaving the scene of the accident/ failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury. Casey was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 21st, 2018

Elizabethtown caregiver arrested for theft

A 35 year-old Elizabethtown caregiver has been arrested. According to an arrest citation, Hardin County Adult Protective Services contacted KSP Post 4 after PNC Bank reported what was believed to be suspicious activities on an account.  Police say Dawn Desiree Brown had been using client's bank cards for her personal use, making more than $35,000 worth of improper purchases. Brown was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of knowingly exploiting adults of more than $300; fraudulent use of a credit card of more than $10,000; and theft by deception including cold checks of $10,000 or more. Brown is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Cen­ter. A court appearance for Brown is scheduled for September 28th. 

 

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Friday, September 21st, 2018

Former officer arrested after being released

A former law enforcement officer has been arrested after he was mistakenly released on an unsecured bond. 35 year-old Larry Dale Martin, II, was charged Tuesday afternoon with a violation of a Kentucky

Emergency Protection order . After being taken to the Barren County Detention Center, he was released on an unsecured bond. After the mistake was discovered, authorities rearrested Martin. Martin was

additionally charged with first-degree promoting contraband, after a pill was found on him at the jail.  A video arraignment was scheduled Thursday, and according to the Barren County Detention Center's website, Martin was released on a $5,000 cash bond.  Martin is a former law enforcement officer of Glasgow, Monroe County and Horse Cave. He was sentenced to three years probation in August and ordered to pay $7500 in restitution after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

 

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, September 21st, at 10:30 a.m. Due to a funeral at 2:00 p.m., you are asked to come early before 12 noon if possible.  The food bank will be open throughout the day. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Assistant principal suspended with pay

An assistant principal at Bluegrass Middle School in Hardin County has been suspended with pay, pending an investigation. According to the monthly district personnel report, Laticia Mueller's suspension was effective Aug. 20th. Mueller became assistant principal in 2014. Part of the investigation is to determine if the matter was school related or occurred off school grounds. District spokesman John Wright said the matter was under investigation and he could not discuss what led to the suspension.  

 

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Hart County Civil Case bound over to federal court

A civil case in Hart Circuit Court has been bound over to federal court. The case involves former Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and former Horse Cave Police Officers Larry Dale Martin, II, and James

Roberts. The lawsuit also names the Horse Cave Police Department and the city of Horse Cave as defendants.  According to federal court documents, Travis Branstetter, of Glasgow, claims the police officers unlawfully detained him on August 12, 2017 at a road block for DUI. Branstetter claims he was never given a field sobriety test or any other examination by the officers.  Branstetter claims he was told by the officers three times to set up a drug deal in exchange for not being arrested. In answer to the claims, the defendants say Officer Roberts did not work for the Horse Cave Police Department on the dates mentioned in the complaint. The defendants plea includes sovereign immunity, as well as governmental immunity, as a defense against Branstetter's claims, and they plead the

provisions of the Claims Against Local Governments Act. An order has been filed to schedule a telephone conference for October 30th in the case.

 

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

College apartment burglar arrested in Bowling Green

After a string of reported burglaries at college apartments in Bowling Green, a suspect has been arrested. Police say the Midtown and Walk2Campus Apartments were the main targets between August

19th and 23rd. Most of the residents were home and asleep when the suspect, now identified as Demetrion Neal, went inside, taking cash and cell phones from their purses or wallets. In one case, Neal

apparently took car keys and left in a victim's vehicle and returned several hours later, placing the keys back on the victim's counter.  Authorities say Neal admitted to the car theft but denied stealing

anything from the apartments. An investigation is underway.

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Friday night area high school football

Caverna Colonels will entertain Washington County Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Raiders will be at home taking on Green County at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be tailgating at McDonalds in Munfordville at 4:30 p.m. Stop by and spin to win special prizes. And join WLOC for the pregame show of the Hart County game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, September 21st, at 10:30 a.m. Due to a funeral at 2:00 p.m., you are asked to come early before 12 noon if possible. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Traffic Advisory - I65 in Hardin County (all times are eastern)

As Scotty's Contracting nears completion this fall on the I-65 rehabilitation project from Exit 91 to Milepoint 98, several closures are required to accommodate scheduled work.  On Wednesday night (September 19th), the eastbound Western Kentucky Parkway ramp to southbound I65 will be closed at 8pm for asphalt milling and paving operations. This work will be complete and the ramp will reopen by 6am Thursday. Traffic will detour around the cloverleaf ramps at the I65 / Western Kentucky Parkway interchange to access southbound I65.

On Thursday night (September 20th), the westbound Western Kentucky Parkway ramp to southbound I65 will be closed at 8pm for asphalt milling and paving operations. This work will be complete and the ramp will reopen by 6am Friday. Traffic will detour by continuing westbound on Western Kentucky Parkway to Exit 133 (Ring Road) and backtrack eastbound on Western Kentucky Parkway for access to southbound I65.

On Friday night (September 21st), Exit 91 from Southbound I65 will be closed at 9pm. The closure will remain in place until Wednesday morning (September 26th) at 6am for bridge/asphalt work. Southbound I65 motorists will not be able to access US 31W or Western Kentucky Parkway from the Exit 91 interchange during the closure. Northbound I65 access to Exit 91 will remain open. Southbound I65 motorists needing access to Exit 91 are advised to continue south to Exit 86 (Glendale) and backtrack north on I65 to Exit 91. With divided southbound lanes, access to Exit 86 is only available from the right lane. During the closure, motorists using Exit 86 must stay right at the split located just before the Exit 91 interchange. Motorists choosing the left lane at the split will not be able to get off the interstate until Exit 81 (Sonora).

 

Motorists should reduce speed and pay close attention to signage upon approaching the work zone. Be prepared for stopped or slowly moving traffic ahead. In addition to detour time, delays due to heavy traffic are possible before reaching the work zone.

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Two indictments executed in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office executed a Hart County Indictment Warrant on 26 year-old Jessica L. Ransom, 4552 Cub Run Hwy., Munfordville, on Tuesday. Ransom was charged with Theft, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. She was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. Also on Tuesday, a Hart County Indictment Warrant was executed on 51 year-old Eric Brant, of 4375 Macon Kessinger Road, Munfordville. Brant was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $9,500 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Pedestrian killed in Elizabethtown identified

Authorities in Elizabethtown have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed Monday night. The accident occurred in the 700 block of East Dixie Avenue. 39 year-old James Michael Dore, II, died at Hardin Memorial Hospital after being transported from the scene. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham said Dore was struck by a northbound vehicle around 9:00 p.m. Authorities say the driver did not see Dore crossing the roadway.  An investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Fatality in Bowling Green accident

A Bowling Green was killed in a single vehicle accident Tuesday night. The Warren County Sheriff's Department says 20 year-old Brandon Brown was driving on the 600 block of Baldock Road when he crashed.  When officials arrived at the scene, Brown was deceased. The Bowling Green Fire Department, Plano Fire Department and the Warren County Coroner's office assisted with the accident.  An investigation is on-going.

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Indiana woman arrested for theft and drugs

An Indiana woman was arrested Monday in Cave City on drug and theft charges. Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford box truck traveling on Mammoth Cave Road with an expired license plate and an unsecured rear door. K9 Jax was deployed on the vehicle. After a brief investigation, Lisa Davidson, of Indianapolis, was arrested on multiple charges including: failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, no other state registration receipt, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree-1st offense-methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, theft of identify of another without consent, and receipt of credit in violation of KRS 434.570 & 434.610. Assisting at the scene were detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force and the Kentucky State Police. Davidson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Farmers RECC sponsors local veterans for Honor Flight 

Bobby Bradley, of Cave City, and Tom Smith, of Munfordville, are among the war veterans traveling from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Bradley and Smith will join other Kentucky veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War for a one-day tour of memorials that are dedicated to their service and sacrifices.  Bradley and Smith, both Vietnam veterans, will represent Farmers RECC, which is sponsoring the all-expense paid trip. This is the eighth year Farmers RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have sponsored Honor Flight.

 

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

SCRTC Trustee Election ballots

Attention all members of South Central Telecommunications Cooperative. Ballots will be mailed for the Trustee Election in District IV (Summer Shade, Edmonton and Center exchanges) on Tuesday, September 18th. All ballots must be signed by member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than September 28th. If you have any questions, please call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Special Hart County Fair Board meeting

A special called meeting of the Hart County Fair Board will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The board will be discussing Saturday's upcoming event. 

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Minit Mart employee arrested for theft

An employee of Cave City Minit Mart has been arrested.  Cave City Police responded to Mint Mart after an employee was found stealing money from the business.  The investigation confirmed that Megan Smith, of Cave City, had been cashing in non-winning lottery tickets and taking the money since August. It was determined that Smith had stole $3,000 from the business. Smith was arrested and charged with TBUT over $500 but under $10,000. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Son arrested for domestic dispute in Glasgow

A domestic dispute involving a son and his parents in Glasgow has led to an arrest. The Barren County Sheriff's Department responded to a call from a home on Burton Ridge Road, where they were notified that John Colby Adams had fled out the back door. He was apprehended. Police say Adams assaulted his parents and destroyed property at the home. Adams was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence-Minor Injury, Fleeing and Evading Police 1st Degree- On Foot and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place- 1st and 2nd Offense. Adams was also served a criminal summons for Assault 4th Degree- Minor Injury, and Criminal Trespass- 1st Degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Friday night area high school football

In Friday night area high school football action:

Larue over Hart County 45 to 18

Clinton County defeated Caverna 54 to 6

Glasgow over Warren-East 56 to 40

Greenwood over Barren County 28 to 7

Russell County defeated Adair County 43 to 7

Knox Central defeated Green County 36 to 0

and Edmonson County over Metcalfe County 13 to 6.

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Nelson County man to appear in district court

A Nelson County man, charged with burglary, who was shot in the head by a homeowner last week, will be appearing in Hardin District Court Thursday. 30 year-old Christopher Ira Little, of Boston, has been hospitalized at U of L Hospital since September 7th, after he reportedly forced his way into a Hall Road home last week and was shot by the homeowner. Police say Little also broke into a nearby home about 30 minutes prior to the shooting. He faces two charges of second-degree burglary.

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Two missing Glasgow teens located safely

The Glasgow Police Department has located two missing teens over the weekend. 17 year-old Danielle Zilligen and her sister, 15 year-old Olivia Zilligen, were reported missing  after they were last seen Friday morning leaving for school around 7:15 a.m. on Leslie Avenue in Glasgow.  Police say the sisters were located and have been found safe.

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Recent phone scam in Warren County

Warren County residents are urged to beware of a recent phone scam. The Warren County Sheriff's Department has received complaints of a person calling residents claiming to be with the sheriff's office,

stating that there are warrants for their arrests and that they need to pay money through a prepaid card.  The sheriff's office says the number the person is using is 270-282-7202 and that their office will never ask anyone for warrant money.

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Farmers RECC sends crews to assist in power restoration

Farmers RECC has dispatched six linemen and essential equipment to assist cooperatives in South Carolina with power restoration caused by Hurricane Florence. Farmers RECC has been working closely with the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and with other electric cooperatives to coordinate restoration efforts. Farmers RECC crews were dispatched to Berkeley Electric Cooperative based in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where they will be ready to restore power after Hurricane Florence moves through the area. “Farmers RECC stands ready to assist other cooperatives and utilities in times of need,” said Bill Prather, President and CEO at Farmers RECC. “Our thoughts and prayers go to victims of the hurricane and with our linemen, who we pray will work safely.”

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Traffic Advisory - US 62 east of Elizabethtown in Hardin County

Cape Seal pavement preservation work along US 62 between Elizabethtown and the Nelson County line is set for completion this week. Motorists should continue to pay close attention to posted signage

through the work zone. Speed limits are reduced and flaggers will be present when crews are working. The final phase should take two or three days to complete.

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow man has been arrested after a traffic stop Saturday.  After an officer noticed a driver traveling Happy Valley Street without a seatbelt and no visible registration plate, a traffic stop was conducted on Garrett Ellis. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of suspected marijuana and an open alcoholic container.  After a brief investigation, Ellis was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs, Improper display of Registration Plates, Failure to wear seat belts, Possession of marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess and Possession of open Alcoholic Beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited. Detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force assisted at the scene. 

 

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Two people injured in collision Friday

Officer Dave Houchens responded to a two vehicle injury collision at the intersection of Happy Valley Rd and Louisville Rd. A white 2014 Nissan Rogue, operated by Starla Buckley, of Glasgow, was attempting to make a left hand turn from Louisville Rd onto Happy Valley St. Buckley turned into the path of a 2001 Toyota Avalon, being operated by Jimmie Wood, of Smiths Grove. Wood was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for minor injuries. Starla Buckley was taken from the scene by private means to the Bowling Green Medical Center, also for minor injuries. Cave City and Park City Fire Department and Barren/Metcalfe EMS also responded.

 

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Friday, September 14th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court awarded road funds

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Friday, September 14th, 2018

E-town man arrested for construction burglary

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested for construction burglary. Police in Vine Grove say the man identified as 40 year-old Michael Jackson, faces multiple charges after he was found sitting inside a vehicle in front of a home that was under construction. Several supplies and tools were found inside the vehicle, along with purses and jewelry.  Police believe many of the items were from multiple burglaries

in the Vineland Park subdivision.  Jackson is charged with first-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property less than $500 and carrying a concealed deadly

weapon. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 14th, 2018An Elizabethtown man has filed a federal suit against Larue County after being

shot by LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Bennett.

The lawsuit stems from an officer-involved shooting April 18th when Bennett

attempted to make a traffic stop on 35 year-old Jason Shafer. Kentucky State Police

say the officer conducted the traffic stop after recognizing Shafer, knowing that there

were warrants for his arrest.  Shafer fled in his vehicle resulting in an altercation

where he was shot by Deputy Bennett. Shafter was airlifted to the U of L Hospital.

After the shooting, Bennett was placed on paid administrative leave for about two weeks.

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Western District, in Louisville.

The complaint includes the county and Sheriff Russell McCoy. 

A scheduling conference has been set for Sept. 26th.

 

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Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, REV. HORACE GRAHAM, PASTOR OF MT. GILBOA BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 181 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. THE COURT APPROVED BUYING 2 WASHERS AND 2 DRYERS FOR THE PRICE OF $38,948 FROM REM CORPORATION OF VERSAILLES KY, MOVING A HISTORICAL MARKER FROM THE LIBRARY TO THE COURTYARD, JUDGE TO SIGN DISCRETIONARY AND FLEX FUNDING FOR ROAD GRANTS, APPROVED ROAD VIEWERS, LARRY BUNCH, TERRY MARTIN, GARY GARDNER, AND RICKEY ALVEY TO APPROVE ROAD FROM HEAVENLY HAVEN SUBDIVISION TO BE ADDED TO THE COUNTY ROAD LIST, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Indictment warrant executed on Louisville man

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Wednesday, the sheriff's office executed a Hart County Indictment Warrant on 56 year-old Scott E. Nevitt, of 3310 Rainview Circle, Louisville. Nevitt was charged with Assault 4th degree, minor injury and Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree. Nevitt was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, September 13th, 2018

SCRTC Trustee Election ballots

Attention all members of South Central Telecommunications Cooperative. Ballots will be mailed for the Trustee Election in District IV (Summer Shade, Edmonton and Center exchanges) on Tuesday, September 18th. All ballots must be signed by member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than September 28th. If you have any questions, please call 270-651-2163.

 

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Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Mt. Sterling man killed in I-65 crash

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision Wednesday at 7:23 a.m. that had occurred southbound on I-65 near the 41 mile marker in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 39 year-old Elzie J. Prater, of Jeffersonville, who was operating a 2007 Chevy Aveo, traveled southbound in the right lane of Interstate 65 following behind a black sport utility vehicle. The SUV came to a sudden stop, causing Prater to swerve right to avoid a collision. Prater's vehicle crossed the right lane and exited the shoulder of the roadway. Upon exiting, Prater's vehicle traveled up an earth embankment and overturned several times before coming to a final rest. A passenger, 59 year-old Elzie T. Prater, of Mount Sterling, was restrained with the passenger seat in a reclined position. He was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. He was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green and pronounced deceased a short time later by the Warren County Coroner. The operator, Elzie J. Prater, was transported to the Medical Center where he was treated and released. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Area high school football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will be on the road taking on Clinton County at 7:00 p.m. and the Hart County Raiders will try to make their 4th win in a row as they travel to take on Larue County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live play by play coverage starting with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Special Hart County Board of Ed meeting

William Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held on Thursday, September 13th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. The agenda will be to set tax rate for FY 19, approve Instructional Assistant position FMD - Munfordville Elementary School and approve additional Food Service staff at LeGrande Elementary School.

 

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 13th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business includes: approving sealed bids for jail washers and dryers and the placement of AA Whitman historical marker, acknowledge Hart County Rescue Squad financial report, approve Judge to sign Discretionary Funding Resolution #18-09-13 and Grant, and approve Judge to sign Flex Funding Resolution #18-09-13-1 and Grant.

 

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Police search for missing Glasgow man

Authorities in Glasgow are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.  50 year-old Jeffrey Dugard is described as a white male, 6 ft., 200 lbs with blue eyes and gray hair. He was last seen in the area of Shalimar Drive in Glasgow and was wearing brown Nike tennis shoes, a white t-shirt and khaki shorts. The last date of contact with Dugard was September 3rd. Any information on his whereabouts, should be forwarded to the Glasgow Police Dept.

 

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Recent Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

Several people were indicted recently by the Hart County Grand Jury:

* Carrie L. Riggs, 46, of Horse Cave, was indicted for 1st degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

* Scott Nevitt, 56, of Munfordville, for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree and Assault, 4 degree.

* Joshua A. Brown, 25, of TN, for Promoting Contraband, 1st degree.

* Terry L. Sheets, 24, of IN, for Attempted Murder, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree and Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree on a Police Officer, Fleeing and Evading Police, 1st degree (motor vehicle) and Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree.

* Raymond McMillen, 33, of Hardyville, on 29 counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree (victim less than 12) and 1 count of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree.

* Justin W. Cook, 40, of Horse Cave, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified), Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence.

* Chris Jewell, 41, of Hardyville, for Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property $500 or more.

* Jessica Ranson, 26, of Munfordville, for 2 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd degree.

* Michael Neurohr, 48, of Horse Cave, was indicted for Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

General Election overlooks right-of-way regulations

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are removing illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas. Political candidates, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded no signage is allowed on right of way other than official highway signs and items approved through a permit process. Campaign signs must be placed beyond right of way limits. Crews will not mow around illegally placed items, they will be removed. Items placed on right of way areas create significant delays for mowing crews and are potential hazards for mowing operators and passing motorists. It is also illegal to attach items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole. Removed items will be taken to each county's KYTC maintenance facility and held for a month. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled. For further information, contact KYTC District 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5066.

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council met for two public hearings Monday evening at 4:45 p.m. in Council Chambers.  Both hearings went very quickly on both the Municipal Road A hearing and the Property Tax hearing. There was no comment made by either the council or the public, therefore, both hearings were closed.

 

The Council then held a Special Meeting which began at 5:00 p.m., with all members present upon the call to order and roll call.

 

Rev. Alan Johnson led an opening prayer then the Council moved quickly to approve the minutes from the previous meeting.

 

The Council approved the Interlocal Agreement with the Hart County Fiscal Court which means the two groups will cooperate with each other to complete projects that help both groups and the public.

 

The first reading was held by Council and City Attorney, David Clement, read the Ordinance Concerning Property Tax which contained an increase in property tax to $.278 per $100 of assessed property value.

 

The Council held the mandatory second reading for an Amendment To The Budget that would finish up any business from the last fiscal year, 2017-2018.  The first reading of this Ordinance was held this past August.  The City Attorney read the Ordinance and the Council approved with only one dissenting vote from Councilman, Danny Jaggers.

 

Council established parameters for the bidding process for paving and road repair in the City of Munfordville.  The Council approved the list, leaving out both Old Main and Mill streets, and moved for the bidding process to begin.

 

Financial reports from Police, Fire and Tourism were approved with no discussion. 

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Bowling Green homicide investigation

A homicide investigation is underway in Bowling Green.  According to authorities, the body of 34 year-old Jotez Beason was located inside a residence on Stubbins Street Monday morning. The Bowling Green Police Department is conducting the investigation as a homicide. Beason's body has been sent to Louisville for an autopsy. Anyone with information concerning Beason's death, is urged to contact the police department at 270-393-4000 or Crimestoppers at 270-781-2583.

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Hit and run arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police responded to a hit and run non-injury collision Sunday on East Happy Valley Road. While Cave City Police were speaking the operator of one vehicle, the hit an drun vehicle returned to the scene, the operator of the hit and run vehicle was identified as Javier Cedrillo, of Glasgow. The investigation determined that Cedrillo did not have any driver's license. Upon completion of investigation, Cedrillo was charged and arrested for No Operators-Moped License, leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid, failure to produce insurance card and failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, 1st. Cedrillo was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Indictment warrant served on Tennessee man

According to Hart county Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Monday the sheriff's office executed a Hart County Indictment Warrant on 25 year-old Joshua A. Brown, 715 Payne Road, Rock Island, Tennessee. Brown was charged with Promoting Contraband, 1st degree. Brown was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Big Clifty man arrested on drug charges

A traffic stop in Clarkson has lead to the arrest of a Big Clifty man on drug charges. On Thursday, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Grayson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Clay Boone initiated a traffic stop on 41 year-old David E. Wease, from Big Clifty, in the limits of Clarkson. Sgt. Boone stopped the vehicle for not having trailer lights on the trailer he was hauling. He also developed reasonable suspicion that Wease could be in possession of illegal drugs. Sgt. Boone called for Sgt. Norder to run his K-9, Marco, around the vehicle. Marco alerted to the vehicle which led the Deputies to searching the interior of it. The search revealed approximately 3 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 1 gram of heroin and a small amount of marijuana. Wease was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Heroin), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wease was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center where he is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Two fatalities in separate crashes

Two people died Sunday from injuries they sustained in separate crashes that occurred in Adair and Clinton counties. 85 year-old Eldridge Hoover, of Columbia, was operating a 2005 Nissan truck and traveling southbound on Fairplay Road when he dropped off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected and overturned, striking a utility pole. His truck came to a final rest in a creek. Hoover, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner.  81 year-old Lillie Maxine Griffin, of Albany, was driving a 2004 Nissan Altima and traveling west on Ky. 90 as she attempted to make a turn onto Ky. 558. Griffin failed to yield to the right-of-way of an oncoming eastbound vehicle, a 2008 Dodge Ram truck, driven by 29 year-old Steven Willoughby, of Winchester. Willoughby was pronounced deceased at the Medical Center in Albany by the Clinton County coroner.

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

Two people have been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. Officers received a call about a suspicious vehicle in Southgate Plaza. Consent was given from William Smith to search the car and officers found methamphetamine. Smith was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Lindsey Willoughby, a passenger, was arrested and charged with Possession Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Hart County Salvation Army Service Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, September 11th, at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Caverna SBDM meeting Monday afternoon

Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) will meet Monday afternoon in the high school library at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night at 6:00 p.m. with several items listed on the agenda.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Home invasion shooting in E-town
KSP Post 4 detectives are investigating a daytime home invasion that occurred in Elizabethtown. On Friday, at approximately 11:52 a.m. EDT, KSP Post 4 was contacted b a resident at 590 Hall Road in Elizabethtown stating her husband had shot a male subject after he entered their residence. Through the investigation, detectives were able to determine that a male suspect had been shot after he forcefully gained entry into the residence occupied by an elderly couple. The suspect was flown to the University of Louisville for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is also believed to have been responsible for other burglaries in the area and charges are pending. The investigation is ongoing by KSP investigators.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Grandson arrested in Grayson County stabbing

Authorities in Grayson County say a teen slashed  his grandmother's throat before stabbing her multiple times. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says they received a call from the teen, who reported his grandmother's injuries Friday. Deputies and Leitchfield police officers responded and found the woman lying down in the driveway of a home. Investigators determined 18 year-old Douglas Barton, the 911 caller, was the one who attacked the grandmother after becoming enraged. Deputies say she had multiple stab wounds in the back before he slashed her in the trachea. The victim lost a large amount of blood, had a collapsed lung and a damaged trachea. Authorities say the woman will have to undergo multiple surgeries. She is currently at University of Louisville Hospital and listed in critical condition. Barton has been charged with attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Two drug arrests in Taylor County

Two men were arrested in Taylor County Thursday on drug charges after a traffic stop by police. Trooper Clint Bale initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge pickup on Eggers Street, driven by 24 year-old Jason Atwood, of Campbellsville.  After a search of the vehicle, Atwood was charged with failure to wear seatbelts, failure to or improper signal, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified). A passenger in the vehicle, 33 year-old

Michael Ryan, of Scottsboro, Alabama, was arrested on outstanding bench warrants.  Both men were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Hit & run arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police respond to a hit and run non injury collision on Sunday on East Happy Valley Road. While Cave City Police were speaking with an operator of one vehicle the hit and run vehicle returned to the scene, the operator of the hit and run vehicle was identified as Javier Cedrillo, of Glasgow. Investigation determined that Cedrillo did not have any driver's license. Upon completion of investigation Cedrillo was charged and arrested for No operators-moped license , Leaving scene of accident failure to render aid , Failure to produce insurance card , and Failure of non owner to maintain required insurance 1st. The collision was investigated by Officer Judd.

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Friday, September 7th, 2018

Horse Cave man arrested for domestic violence

A 30 year-old Horse Cave man was arrested Thursday night in Horse Cave. Horse Cave Police responded to a dispatch call from 822 East Side Drive. At the residence, Justin Lee Borders resisted arrest after officers found his mother with injuries from an incident involving Borders. Mr. Borders resisted arrest and other officers responded from the Hart County Sheriff's Office to assist. A deputy was kicked in the abdomen while placing Borders in the police cruiser. Justin Borders and his mother were transported to ER for minor injuries. Mr. Borders was charged with Assault 3rd degree - Domestic Violence - no visible injuries, 4th degree Assault - Police Officer, resisting arrest and Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree. After being released from the hospital, Justin Borders was taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, September 7th, 2018

Glasgow man files lawsuit against Horse Cave Police

A Glasgow man has filed a lawsuit in Hart Circuit Court alleging being unlawfully detained by the Horse Cave Police Department. The complaint filed on behalf of Travis Branstetter names Former Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry, former officers Larry Dale Martin and James Roberts, the Horse Cave Police Department and the city of Horse Cave as defendants. It is alleged in the lawsuit, that Branstetter was unlawfully detained at a traffic safety check point by the police department and threatened with arrest if he did not arrange a drug deal. The lawsuit was initially filed last month in Hart Circuit Court but was transferred Tuesday to U. S. District Court in Bowling Green.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Hart County Civil War Days - Past, Present and Future

Hart County Civil War Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7 – 9, in Downtown Munfordville.

Friday:

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Vendors will set up on and around the courthouse lawn.

School Day with presenters with tours through landmarks in the city of Munfordville.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Music under the tent (East Union Street) by the Lee Miller Band.

Jadaway Farms Fried Pie and Ice Cream Social On Courthouse front lawn.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Ham Dinner presented by the Masonic Lodge at the Old Munford Inn (108 S. Washington Street).


Saturday:

6:00 am – 10:00 am – ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast presented by the Lion’s Club, at Munfordville Elementary School

9:00 am – Flag Raising Ceremony at Courthouse Lawn. Pictures with Abe Lincoln under tent (East Union Street).

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Events at Riverpointe Church (203 Main St.) Quilt Display - Basket Making -Pottery Demonstration

10:00 am – Parade. (Route will start at old fairgrounds on Whitman Rd.).   Music throughout the day

2:00 pm – Battle of Munfordville reenactment at Fort Craig behind Woodson House.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Blue/Grey Ball with the 52nd Regimental String Band under tent (Union Street).

 

Sunday:

10:00 am – Community period church service at Munfordville Presbyterian Church

10:00 am – Memorial service for fallen soldiers at the Col. Robert A. Smith Monument.

1:30 pm – Battle of Munfordville Reenactment at Fort Craig Behind Woodson House.

3:00 pm – Closing ceremony (by DAV) at flag pole on courthouse lawn.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Hardyville man arrested on indictment warrant

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Wednesday, Hart County Sheriff's Office executed a Hart County Indictment Warrant on 41 year-old Chris Jewell, 2835 Fairview Church Pascal Road, Hardyville. Jewell is charged with Theft by Failure to make Required Disposition of Property, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Jewell was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Two arrested for endangering welfare of a minor

A Barren County man and woman have been arrested after leaving a child in a vehicle. Glasgow Police say they responded to a domestic call, after it was determined that Tonya Harper and Joseph Harper had left a small child inside a vehicle. Officials say they also found Oxycodone pills inside and an unmarked pill bottle inside a purse. Tony and Joseph Harper both face a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. Tonya Harper is also facing possession and prescription controlled substance not in proper container charges. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Former deputy jailer arrested for sodomy

A Radcliff man is accused of raping and sodomizing several inmates while he was employed as a deputy jailer at the Larue County Detention Center. According to an arrest report, 42 year-old Jerome Perry told Kentucky State Police that he had engaged in sex acts with two different inmates three times. Police say he also admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with a third inmate at the jail. He was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown post. He's charged with three counts of third degree sodomy and one count of third degree rape. Perry is currently lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

BR Retreading expanding with new facility

A Kentucky tire recycler is set to expand in Glasgow with a new facility. An off-road tire company is set to build a new $6.6 million facility in Glasgow that is expected to create 75 jobs. Brad Ragan Recycling Inc., known as BR Retreading, will construct the new building in Glasgow's Highland Glen Industrial Park, providing additional capacity for the company's growth. BR Retreading already employs 89 workers in Glasgow. A release from Gov. Matt Bevin's office says the company provides tire remanufacturing and retreading products and services to the mining, agricultural, construction and other industries that use off-road tires and equipment. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $500,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Munfordville City Council special meeting

The Munfordville City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, September 10th, at 5:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include: approving Interlocal Agreement with the County, First Reading on Ordinance #2018-013 Property Tax, Second Reading of Ordinance #2018-012 2017/2018 Budget Amendment and Paving - confirm which streets to pave/repair.

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Horse and husky found dead in Monroe County

The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife have concluded that the death of 3 miniature horses and a Siberian Husky over the Labor Day weekend, was caused by gunshot wounds. Monroe County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence Sunday morning on the Bill Butler Spur Road concerning the deceased animals. Monroe County Sheriff Dale "Frog" Ford believes that the animals died from an apparent animal attack. But, the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife feel otherwise, stating that a wild animal played no role in the deaths of the three horses. Investigators reached their conclusion after an evaluation of the wounds and the scene.  Still, Sheriff Ford is urging residents to be cautious when outdoors. 

 

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Lebanon man dies in boating accident

A boating accident in Taylor County has claimed the life of a Lebanon man. On Wednesday, Campbellsville Fire-Rescue received a 911 call about a boat circling the lake with no driver.Taylor County Officials recovered the body of 64-year-old John Switser from the Green River Lake. Switser was the only occupant of the boat.  An autopsy is being performed in Louisville by the State Medical Examiner. Kentucky Fish

& Wildlife are in charge of the investigation.

 

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Tompkinsville woman sets fire to apartment

A woman is behind bars after authorities in Tompkinsville say she set fire to an apartment. Tompkinsville Police and Fire Departments responded to the single unit at the Columbia Trace Apartments Monday afternoon. The apartment was determined to be a complete loss. Some neighboring units suffered from water damage.  Chasity Stephens was arrested and charged with arson, as well as public intoxication, wanton endangerment, 1st degree and 3rd degree assault on a police officer. Stephens was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

E-town Roktoberfest Saturday

Downtown Elizabethtown will be rocking Saturday as bands take the stage for Roktoberfest. It's the fourth year of the food and music festival. mark Dewitt and Friends will kick off the concert at 4:00 p.m. on the Cunningham Garden stage. Dewitt is a local classic rock performer. Headliners Tony and the Tan Lines of Louisville take the Cherry Alley parking lot stage at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Sheriff appointed to state council

Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to the state's Law Enforcement Council. Doyle will join two other sheriff representatives on the committee that consists of 20 members - 12 of which are appointed by the governor. Doyle will spend 4 years on the council, while maintaining his usual duties as sheriff. The Kentucky Law Enforcement Board is the government body that oversees training and certification of law enforcement officers in the state.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

E-town man arrested on endangerment charges

A 28 year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Friday after police found four children playing games near a loaded handgun. Adam Foster, of Elizabethtown, was arrested by the Elizabethtown Police Department and charged with four counts each of endangering the welfare of a minor and first-degree wanton endangerment. According to an arrest citation, EPD received a call of an odor of illegal drugs coming from an apartment on Barnwood Lane.  The loaded firearm was unsecured and accessible to the four small children and there was a loaded shotgun in the corner of Foster's bedroom that authorities said was accessible. Foster is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Two year-old dies in accidental shooting

A 2 year-old child has died after an accidental shooting in Barren County. At approximately 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to 223 Buck Creek Road (Amish residence) in reference to an accidental shooting. After arriving, it was determined that a two year old child was shot by a juvenile sibling by accident while the sibling was handling a loaded rifle. The children had been sent upstairs to get items for their parent prior to the incident taking place. The two year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Resurfacing project underway on I-65

A major resurfacing project on I-65 is beginning in multiple counties in District 3. Preparation for the project is underway in Barren, Edmonson and Warren Counties. The project resurfaces the entire interstate in both directions between mm 35 and mm 44. The work will be done between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Motorist should slow down and be alert when

approaching the construction zone. The interstate will be down to one lane during the overnight hours while resurfacing is taking place. This project is expected to be completed in late November depending on weather.

 

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Friday night area high school football action

It's the local grocery bowl game as Hart County takes on Caverna Friday night at home at 7:00 p.m.  Join WLOC for a tailgate party at McDonalds in Munfordville from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. leading up to the pregame show with the live broadcast of the game at 6:45 p.m. Friday night is also Alumni Night.

 

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Two arrested in Cave City after traffic stop

Two people have been arrested after a traffic stop in Cave City. Cave City Police Chief Terrill Riley arrested 42 year-old Crystal Dennis, of Bonnieville, Friday morning. Chief Riley observed Dennis run the stop sign at A Street and Broadway Street. The officer said he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from her. After performing field sobriety test and a brief investigation, Dennis was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 3rd offense, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, no registration plates, driving on DUI suspended driver's license and disregarding a stop sign. The passenger of the vehicle, 45 year-old Victor Carnes, of Upton, was also arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. Both Dennis and Carnes were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Barren County man indicted for murder

A Barren County man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting, has been indicted by the Barren County Grand Jury. 52 year-old Bobby Conatser has been formally charged with murder and will be arraigned September 24th in Barren Circuit Court. Conatser is accused of shooting 40 year-old Kevin M. Miller, of Scottsville, on July 8th on Lick Branch Road near Conatser's home.

 

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Hodgenville teen dies after Grayson County crash

A Hodgenville teen has died from injuries suffered Friday afternoon in a two-car crash in Grayson County. According to a news release from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, a car driven by 18 year-old Joseph Pennington was traveling east on the Western Kentucky Parkway when for unknown reasons, it crossed the median and struck a Ford F-150 truck driven by 64 year-old Milton Cummings, of Louisville, around the 106.5 mm. Authorities responded to the crash around 4:15 p.m. EDT. According to the report, Cummings tried to swerve to avoid the crash but couldn't. Pennington, who wearing a seatbelt, was ejected form the vehicle. Pennington's vehicle came to rest about 150 feet from the area of impact. Cummings received serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Both men were taken to University Hospital in Louisville. Pennington succumbed to his injuries Saturday.

 

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Friday, August 31st, 2018

Sister Schubert's expanding in Horse Cave

Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls Inc., a major producer of frozen dinner rolls, has announced a $50 million phase I expansion of its manufacturing operation in Hart County. The operation will increase the size of its current bakery by 120,000 square feet and install a new baking line to support future growth, with an expected 72 full-time jobs to be added. Expanded manufacturing capabilities are expected to be operational in 2020. Sister Schubert's indicated investment could reach a total of $74 million with the creation of an estimated 62 additional jobs should the Horse Cave location be selected for phase II of the expansion.  On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved the company for tax incentives based on both projects to encourage the company to move forward with phase II in the commonwealth.  KEDFA preliminary approved the company for tax incentives up to $2.6 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

 

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Friday, August 31st, 2018

I-65 resurfacing project in District 3

A major resurfacing project on I-65 is set to begin Tuesday in multiple counties in District 3.  Preparation for the project is underway in Barren, Edmonson and Warren Counties.

The project resurfaces the entire interstate in both directions between mm 35 and mm 44. The work will be done between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Motorist should slow down and be alert when approaching the construction zone. The interstate will be down to one lane during the overnight hours while resurfacing is taking place. This project is expected to be completed in late November depending on weather.

 

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Friday, August 31st, 2018

SCRTC nominates district candidates

South Central RTC's Nominating Committee met Thursday, August 30th, at it's Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts.

Nominated in District IV (consisting of Center, Edmonton & Summer Shade Exchanges) was Mr. Ronnie R. Tucker, Incumbent Trustee and Mr. Donnie Perry.

Nominated in District VII (consisting of Buffalo & Magnolia Exchanges) was Mr. Robert E. Thompson.

SCRTC's Annual Meeting will be held on October 11th at the Cave City Convention Center where reports will be given by Coop Officials.

 

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Friday, August 31st, 2018

Glasgow EPB will raise rates

Electric bills will be rising in the next few months for customers of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board. That's what was discussed in their August board meeting Tuesday. The issue in the past has been that the board has not made the rate changes gradual enough. But after the meeting, the board decided to move forward with the necessary expenditure of $41,524 to provide an increase in internet speeds by the end of the year.

 

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Todd County Central Friday night at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will be on the road traveling to take on Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Labor Day Holiday closings

With the Labor Day Holiday, all Federal, State & Local offices will be closed as well as the Hart County Solid Waste Billing Office & Drop Off Center on Monday, September 3rd. There will be no trash pickup that day and trash pickup will run one day behind schedule during that week.

 

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Tractor Trailer overturns on WKU Parkway

On Tuesday, at approximately 8:22 a.m., the Grayson County Sheriff's Office responded to the 100 mile marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway to investigate a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer hauling cattle. According to the driver of the tractor-trailer, he was eastbound on the WKP when he fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the roadway on the eastbound side, struck a rock cut ditch that caused his trailer to overturn on its side. Several, of the cattle, including bulls, escaped the wreckage and fled to a shady wooded area near the roadway. Leitchfield Fire Department Chief Tim Duvall arrived to assist the driver of the vehicle when he was charged by an angry bull. Chief Duvall suffered minor injuries. One lane of the Parkway remained open for a few hours while the cleanup and cattle were removed from the trailer. Several of the cattle survived the crash. The ones that survived the collision were transferred to another trailer and transported to the stockyards in Leitchfield. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 25 year-old Nathaniel R. Martin, from Cottage Grove, TN, was not injured in the crash. However, he was cited for an Hours of Service Violation which included falsifying his federal log book. The Western Kentucky Parkway was closed completely for three hours.

 

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested after domestic complaint

A Glasgow man was arrested Wednesday on several charges after police responded to a domestic complaint. Police found Matthew Stonerock in a parking lot and noticed a handgun magazine on he bed of his truck. During a search of the truck, they found two handguns, one under a console and another in a boot, as well as oxycodone. Stonerock was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon and assault fourth degree.

 

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Three injured in Leitchfield crash

Leitchfield Police responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of the William Thomason Byway and Salt River Road. Police say a 2005 GMC driven by Thomas Goff was headed west on Salt River Road when it traveled into the path of a 2001 Chevy Tracker driven by Lacy Nigg. Nigg and two passengers, Dorothy and Marty Logsdon, of Clarkson, were taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for their injuries. Dorothy Logsdon was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

 

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Semi crash in Grayson County

One person was injured in a semi accident late Tuesday in Grayson County.  At approximately 11:49 p.m., Grayson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Fred Norder responded to the 93 mile marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway to investigate an injury crash. The investigation revealed that a 2013 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was eastbound on the WKP when, for unknown reasons, traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway and into a rock cut ditch line. The impact with the rock ditch propelled large rocks and debris onto the westbound and eastbound lanes of travel causing an eastbound vehicle to become disabled as a result of striking some of the debris. The driver of that vehicle was not injured. The Peterbilt was loaded with approximately 50,000 lbs of cement powder which had to be carefully handled due to it possibly hardening from the moisture in the air which would have further complicated its removal. The driver of the Peterbilt, 49 year-old James D. Smith, from Freeport, IL, was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Eastbound lanes were closed at the onset of the crash with one lane being opened and closed intermittently for several hours. The crash was finally cleared at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Canmer woman arrested in Cave City

A Canmer woman was arrested early Monday morning in Cave City. Just before 1 a.m., Officer Paul Reynolds with the Cave City Police Department made contact with the driver of a pickup traveling on Doyle Avenue, due to no rear-plate license bulb.  After an investigation, Kimberly Spears was arrested and charged with Rear License not Illuminated and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs, 1st (Aggravating Circumstances).  Spears was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Domestic dispute involving WKU Police Sergeant

A domestic dispute involving a Western Kentucky University police sergeant and his son, occurred Monday.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office was called to a home on W. McClellan Road for an unknown disturbance involving a firearm. Rafael Casas, Sr. told authorities he was having a dispute with his son, Rafael Casas, Jr. The son told police they were arguing over a dog when his father punched him in the neck. Casas, Jr., then went upstairs and grabbed a rifle, telling his father he would "blow his head off" if he touched him again. Casas, Jr., says he then placed the rifle back in the case. According to deputies Casas, Sr. was intoxicated. Casas, Sr. was determined to be the primary aggressor of the incident and was taken to the Warren County Jail. 19 year-old Casas, Jr. was cited for terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. WKU Police say Casas, Sr. has been placed on administrative leave.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Todd County Central Friday night at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will be on the road traveling to take on Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Hart County Civil War Days - Past, Present and Future

Hart County Civil War Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7 – 9, in Downtown Munfordville.

Friday:

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Vendors will set up on and around the courthouse lawn.

School Day with presenters with tours through landmarks in the city of Munfordville.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Music under the tent (East Union Street) by the Lee Miller Band.

Jadaway Farms Fried Pie and Ice Cream Social On Courthouse front lawn.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Ham Dinner presented by the Hart County Rescue Squad at the

Old Munford Inn (108 S. Washington Street).
Saturday:

6:00 am – 10:00 am – ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast presented by the Lion’s Club, at Munfordville Elementary School

9:00 am – Flag Raising Ceremony at Courthouse Lawn. Pictures with Abe Lincoln under tent (East Union Street).

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Events at Riverpointe Church (203 Main St.) Quilt Display - Basket Making -Pottery Demonstration

10:00 am – Parade. (Route will start at old fairgrounds on Whitman Rd.).   Music throughout the day

2:00 pm – Battle of Munfordville reenactment at Fort Craig behind Woodson House.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Blue/Grey Ball with the 52nd Regimental String Band under tent (Union Street).

Sunday:

10:00 am – Community period church service at Munfordville Presbyterian Church

10:00 am – Memorial service for fallen soldiers at the Col. Robert A. Smith Monument.

1:30 pm – Battle of Munfordville Reenactment at Fort Craig Behind Woodson House.

3:00 pm – Closing ceremony (by DAV) at flag pole on courthouse lawn.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Homeless man faces murder charge

A homeless man charged with beating his hitchhiking partner to death inside an Elizabethtown home in July is scheduled to appear Tuesday to face a murder charge.  20 year-old Joseph Capstraw, who also goes by the names Shaggy and Stevage Sage, is charged with killing Amber Robinson, 18, of Florida, on July 7th when they were guests in a Joan Avenue residence. Capstraw pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment last month on a charge that, if convicted, could keep him in prison for the rest of his life. He was arrested early July 7th near Joan Avenue in Elizabethtown after roaming the neighborhood and causing a disturbance. According to an arrest citation, Capstraw admitted to killing Robinson after a verbal altercation with her. According to the document, he said he blacked out and when he recovered, he saw Robinson had been badly beaten and that he had multiple injuries to his hands. Robinson died of blunt force trauma to her head. Capstraw was indicted within a few days for murder.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Barren County man charged with arson

A Barren County man was arrested early Monday morning and charged with arson. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Old Salem Church Road in reference to a house fire around 1:06 a.m. When Barren County Sheriff's Office arrived, witnesses who were inside the home at the time, told a deputy that Timothy Jewell had entered the home and poured gasoline inside and set it on fire. One witness said Jewell had poured it on her feet. Witnesses say they heard Jewell striking a lighter as they were leaving the property. Jewell was found at a family member's home and was arrested and charged with third degree arson.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Barren County K-9 Jax dies

Deputy Mike Houchens with the Barren County Sheriff's Office has reported the passing of K-9 Max. Max was a certified narcotics and tracking dog and used on many occasions to track criminal suspects and missing persons.  Dep. Houchens went on to say Max was a part of the family at the sheriff's office and will be greatly missed. K-9 Max died due to a sudden illness. 

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Mediation meeting in infant murder case

A tentative date has been set for a mediation meeting relating to a 2015 murder case involving the death of a 2-month-old girl. The trial of 38 year-old Chad Flora Lewis is set to begin November 6th, however, the defense and the commonwealth have been unable to reach an acceptable agreement. Lewis was charged with murder after the death of Jalayah Grace Clark, the daughter of his girlfriend.  Lewis' trial has been postponed three times. At a pretrial conference Monday, a tentative date for the mediation was set for

September 11th.  Lewis remains in the Barren County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Two drug arrests in Adair County

Two people have been arrested in Adair County on drug charges. Kentucky State Police responded Sunday to Bomar Heights because a truck was stopped in the roadway blocking traffic. Police say the driver of the truck, Curtis Keith, told them he had run out of gas. After Keith consented to a search of the truck, police say they found glass pipes, methamphetamine concealed in a cigarette pack, small baggies and a straw. Keith and his passenger, Breanna Taylor, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Keith received additional charges of operating on a suspended or revoked license, no operators license, failure to produce insurance card and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense.

 

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

New CEO at T. J. Regional Health

Mike Bryant, Chairman of the Board of T. J. Regional Health announced Tuesday that Neil Thornbury, Interim CEO of T. J. Regional Health has been appointed CEO of T. J. Regional Health. According to Bryant, "Neil has been a valuable member of our hospital for 19 years. He has prepared himself through hard work, education and a sincere concern that our hospital system meets the needs of our community. The future of our hospital is bright and we are proud to have Neil Thornbury leading us into the future.

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Simpson County murder case

A Simpson County murder case has been bound over to the grand jury. Authorities say on August 7th they responded to a report of an assault involving 19 year-old Damain Cook near Brown Road. Cook died from his injuries four days later at Skyline Regional Hospital. On August 13th, Jordan and Amie Alford were charged in Cook's murder. 

 

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Bowling Green man arrested for child sex abuse

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on sodomy and sexual abuse charges. 26 year-old Ladaniel Brown was placed under arrest at an apartment Wednesday afternoon on Graham Drive. Bowling Green Police say he admitted to the crimes which involved two young girls, ages four and five. Brown was charged with 1st degree Sodomy and

Sexual Abuse charges and is lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Metcalfe County grand jury indictments

32 year-old Justin Michael Neal, of Edmonton, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second offense, and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.

43 year-old Michael McAllister, of Edmonton, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.

30 year-old Lisa C. Jackson, of Summer Shade, was indicted in two separate cases with a count on each indictment of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), less than 2 grams, first offense.

44 year-old Eldon Stewart Gunderson, of Cave City, for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone), second offense.

27 year-old Marilyn Nicole Hiser, of Edmonton, on one count each of first-degree unlawful access to a computer; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, $10,000 or more but under $1 million; and theft of identity of another without consent.

30 year-old Arlie Joe Grubb, of Burkesville, was indicted for first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle); second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot); operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, second offense; reckless driving; disregarding a stop sign; improperly on left side of road; improper passing; failure to illuminate head lamps; driving too fast for traffic conditions; and careless driving.

 

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Glasgow woman arrested for drugs

A search conducted at a residence in Glasgow by The Glasgow Police Department has led to the arrest of a 35 year-old woman. Police executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence off Garmon Avenue.  Brandy Lafaye Anderson, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, and

possession of drug paraphernalia. Anderson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Two Adair County arrests for theft and drugs

A man and woman have been arrested in Adair County after police investigated suspicious activity. While on routine patrol Wednesday,  KSP troopers made contact with two people outside near a pickup truck attempting to leave.  Several fishing rods were located in the bed of the truck, which had been reported stolen just moments before. Also drug

paraphernalia was found inside a purse and the pickup. The fishing rods were identified by the owners.Josh Cochran, of Russell Springs, and Melinda Young, of Magnolia,

were arrested at the scene.  Cochran was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine,) possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property under $10,000, giving officer false identifying information and he was charged with several outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Young was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG ROSE, PASTOR OF MUNFORDVILLE METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.
THE COURT RECOGNIZED THE HART COUNTY FBLA PARLIAMENTARY TEAM FOR BEING THE NATIONAL CHAMPS FOR 2018. COACH WESLEY WADDLE, TEAM MEMBERS ARE ELORA AVERY, LILLY CLAUSON, MADELINE GARDNER, REBECCA JONES, AND LYNDSEY SWEET WERE HONORED WITH A PROCLAMATION FROM THE COUNTY. ALSO THE STATE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT PRESENTED THEM WITH A SIGN THAT WILL GO UP BY THE INTERSTATE IN MUNFORDVILLE. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 196 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE WAS GREG THOMAS, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, WHO GAVE A REPORT ABOUT MONEY SPENT IN HART COUNTY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF ROADS. SECRETARY THOMAS ALSO ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM THE COURT ABOUT OUR TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS.
 

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, HART COUNTY LIBRARY TAX WHICH WAS ONLY THE COMPENSATING RATE, AMBULANCE TAX WHICH WAS ALSO COMPENSATING RATE, APPROVED THE JAIL TO BUY 2 CHEVY TRUCKS AT STATE BID, MONEY WILL COME FROM THE COMMISSARY ACCOUNT, APPROVED THE JAIL TO ADVERTISE FOR 2 WASHING MACHINES AND DRYERS, 2ND READING FOR HART COUNTY TAX RATE AT COMPENSATING RATE, 2ND READING FOR 35 MPH FOR LITTLE BLUE SPRINGS ROAD, 2ND READING FOR AMENDMENT #1 FOR
2018/2019 BUDGET, APPROVED THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE NECESSARY ACTION TO SATISFY DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES, APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN QUARRY ROAD ARC GRANT, APPOINTED LARRY BUNCH TO LIBRARY THROUGH 2022, APPOINTED LUTHER GOLDSMITH TO PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION THROUGH 2022, ACCEPTED RESIGNATION OF SHERMAN BOWMAN FROM PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION 2017-2018 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT, ACKNOWLEDGE AMBULANCE AUDIT, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST.

THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Indictment warrant executed on Cub Run woman

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Tuesday, the sheriff's office executed a Hart County Indictment warrant on 20 year-old Thelma J. Hawkins, of Cub Run Highway. Hawkins was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd degree. Hawkins was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $9,500 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Bowling Green bank robbed

Officials say a U. S. Bank branch in Bowling Green was robbed Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the incident happened at the Lain Avenue location at 3:37 p.m. Officials say a white male passed a note and demanded cash. The man then left on foot. No customers were in the building at the time. No one was harmed as the tellers complied. Police describe the suspect as a white male with a gray/dark green button up shirt with a white undershirt underneath. They say he has a beard and mustache, brown hair, and is also believed to be wearing glasses. They believe he is in his early thirties. If you know of any information related to the case, you're asked to call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 270-781-CLUE.

 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Barren County man charged with wanton endangerment

A Barren County man has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment after firing several rounds from his front porch. The Glasgow Police Department says Jimmy Angel was intoxicated when they arrived at the home on West Main Street Tuesday night. Officers say Angel told them he shot 14 9mm rounds into a place by the drive and showed them the location. The report said the earth did appear to be disturbed in that location. Looking from the porch in the direction of where the shots were fired, police located B & R Tire, where three employees were working at the time. Witnesses said they heard an argument before the shots were fired. A female was seen fleeing from the home in the direction the shots were fired. Officers found and photographed around 26 spent 9mm shell casings. Another unfired round was located after a search of the home. Angel was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Two men served indictment warrants

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Tuesday, August 21st, the sheriff's office executed two Hart County Indictment Warrants. 50 year-old Daniel L. Deavers, of 941 J. L. Thomas Road, Bonnieville, was arrested and charged with Cultivating Marijuana, 5 or more plants, 1st offense. Deavers was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. 31 year-old Phillip Dunagan, of 117 Kathleen Avenue, Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess and two counts of Assault, 4th degree, Domestic Violence with Minor Injury. Dunagan was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $9,500 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Ky. 218 resurfacing project in Horse Cave

A resurfacing project in Horse Cave is scheduled to begin in the fall.  Hart County Magistrate Ricky Alvey was notified this week that 1.3 miles of Ky. 218 west of Church Street through downtown Horse Cave to Shortcut Road will be resurfaced. Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry said he has been working to get the project a priority for the past two to three years. The bid for the work was $287,623.96, which was received by Scotty's Contracting and Stone.  Ky Transportation spokesman Chris Jessie says the work must be finished

by Nov. 15th.

 

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Two drug arrest in Glasgow

Two Glasgow men have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Glasgow Police Department, officers responded to a complaint Monday of a suspicious vehicle on

Cleveland Avenue. After making contact with the driver, 26 year-old Cody A. Wooten, and conducting a search of the vehicle, Wooten was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). 40 year-old Michael A. Wilson was also arrested on the same charges. Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Infant dropped off at fire station

An infant was left at a Warren County Fire Station over the weekend.  On Saturday morning, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a call that an infant had been found at the Gott Fire Station on Porter Pike. The infant was found in a box and unattended.  Someone stopped in at the Gott Fire Station and noticed the infant, and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Medical Center EMS was contacted and responded to the scene. The infant was transported to a local hospital. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

New business will include:

* Approve Hart County Ambulance Service 2018 Tax Rates - Compensating Rate

* Approve Hart County Jail to purchase two Chevy trucks from commissary account

* Approve Hart County Jail to advertise for bid, two washing machines and two dryers

* Approve second reading of Ord #520.112, 35 mph speed limit on Little Blue Springs Road

* Approve second reading of Property, Tangible and Motor Vehicle, Watercraft and Aircraft tax rates

* Approve County Attorney to take action necessary to satisfy delinquent real estate taxes own

and Approve extension of one year waiver of subdivision regulations from August 17, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) and local law enforcement agencies are joining officers across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign now through Sept. 3rd.  KSP Sgt. Josh Lawson says extra troopers will be patrolling during this heavily-traveled holiday and the message is simple. If you drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will be arrested.  And that includes those who drive motorcycles.

During the Labor Day holiday weekend last year in Kentucky, there were 57 collisions involving alcohol, resulting in 22 injuries and three fatalities. Motorists are encouraged to report impaired drivers by safely pulling off the road and calling the Kentucky State Police hotline at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Horse Cave City Council real property tax rate

The Horse Cave City Council made no changes to it's real property tax rate.  The city council voted 4-2 to approve the first reading of an ordinance to keep the same tax rate for 2018. The ordinance will need to be approved on second reading before it can be adopted. The rate will remain unchanged from 2017 at 13.8 cents per $100 assessed value.

 

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Lexington man arrested on indictment warrant

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley on Monday, Hart County Sheriff's Office executed a Woodford County Indictment Warrant on 21 year-old Nicholas Batts, of Galata Drive, Lexington. Batts is charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (cocaine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and Persistent Felony Offender II. Batts is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Filing deadline past for non-partisan races

The filing deadline is past to file for non-partisan places this fall. Those filing in Hart County include:

 

Bonnieville Mayor

Denis Edwards

Dale Schoenbachler

 

Bonnieville City Council

1. Sherman Bowman

2. Fran Bowsher

3. Colby Smith

4. Teresa Gulley

5. Frieda K. Watkins

6. Shirley R. Dye

7. Marie Whitlow

8. Larry D. Srygler

9. Danny W. Thompson

 

School Board #1 Munfordville

Tina Rutledge

Bill Belt

 

School Board #4 Bonnieville

William "Bill" Woehler

Wesley Hodges

 

Caverna School Board

Glaine Percell (unexpired term)

Marcia Witherspoon

Fred Paul

Colisha Nuckols

 

Horse Cave Mayor

Randall Curry

Terry Riley

 

Munfordville Mayor

John T. Johnson, former mayor

David Clement

 

Munfordville City Council

Danny Jaggers

Joe Terry Crenshaw

Richard S. Adcock

JoAnn Pedigo

Macy R. McDowell

Robert L. Johnson II

Trey Johnson

Ronnie Huff

Kenny Shepperd

Ricky D. Line

Jennifer Jones

Glenn Thomas

David Ruffin

Jeremy Atwell

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

MCNP Green River Ferry one-day closure

Mammoth Cave National Park officials will conduct a one day closure of the Green River Ferry and the Green River Ferry Road North from the intersection of Maple Springs Campground to the river on Wednesday August 29th. The closure will allow park maintenance crews to complete needed repairs on the ferry’s engine, and replace a damaged culvert on the north side of the river which is causing damage to the roadway. The Maple Springs area will remain accessible to visitors. In case of weather conditions, the one day closure will be delayed until Thursday, August 30th.

 

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Bowling Green drug traffic arrest

An 18 year-old Bowling Green man has been arrested on drug charges. The Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force, along with Kentucky State Police, arrested

Jacob R. Denson, of Gary Street last week after an investigation into drug trafficking.  Denson is charged with Trafficking Marijuana, over 5 pounds, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Operating a Motor Vehicle on Suspended or Revoked License.  Denson was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

The investigation will be presented to the Warren County Grand Jury.

 

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Major resurfacing project on I-65 beginning

Motorists traveling on Interstate 65 in the northern part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 area may have noticed a lot of orange construction barrels setup along the shoulder area. Preparation for a major resurfacing project on I-65 is currently underway in Barren, Edmonson and Warren Counties.

The actual resurfacing of the roadway is expected to begin on September 4. The project resurfaces the entire interstate in both directions between mile marker 35 and mile marker 44. The paving will done between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Motorists need to slow down and be alert when approaching the construction zone.  The interstate will be down to one lane during the overnight hours while resurfacing is taking place. This project is expected to be completed in late November depending on weather.

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Horse Cave man arrested on Indictment warrant

A 37 year-old Horse Cave man has been arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley on Friday, Hart County deputies arrested Stephan W. Self, of 990 North Dixie Hwy Apt. #2, Horse Cave, on a Hart County Indictment Warrant. Self was charged with three counts of Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, 1st degree. Self was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Friday night area high school football

In Friday night high school football action:

Taylor County over Hart County in the Forscht Bank Classic @ Campbellsville - 56 to 0

Washington County over Green County 39 to 13

Edmonson County defeated Caverna 36 to 6

In the Scottie Bowl, Glasgow defeated Russellville - 51 to 0

Casey County over Barren County 40 to 0

and Larue County over Marion County 48 to 0.

This Friday, Caverna will be on the road taking on Green County at 7:00 p.m. and Hart County will also be on the road taking on Metcalfe County at 7:00 p.m.  WLOC will be on the air at 6:45 p.m. with the Hart County Raiders pregame show.

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Friday, August 17th, 2018

Man receives 25 years in murder case

A man accused of murdering 22 year-old Kristen Rae Edwards has been sentenced. In Barren Circuit Court Thursday, 55 year-old Clark W. Smith received a sentence of 25 years imprisonment for murder and five years and 12 months for tampering with physical evidence  and abuse of a corpse.  Smith entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill last month. Edwards was murdered by Smith in July 2016 at his Cave City apartment and her body found several days later inside a plastic tote container in the Green River near

Munfordville.

 

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Friday, August 17th, 2018

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

Hart County Grand Jury has returned 18 indictments. They include:

31 year-old Paul Buckner, of Munfordville, for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

23 year-old Kayla Bryant, for complicity to criminal mischief.

42 year-old Dwight Wright, of Horse Cave, for criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle on a revoked operators license, failure to maintain insurance and persistent felony offender.

23 year-old Clayton Bryant for complicity to criminal mischief.

35 year-old Joseph Johnson for 2nd degree burglary and persistent felony offender.

20 year-old Thelma Hawkins, of Munfordville, for 2 counts of possession of a forged instrument.

31 year-old Phillip Dunagan II, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and assault, 4th degree.

23 year-old Donald Huffman, of Hedgepeth Road of Canmer, for 2nd degree burglary and sexual abuse, 1st degree.

36 year-old Stephan Self, of Horse Cave, for distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

39 year-old Gary Jewell, of Davis Bend Road, of Canmer, for complicity to 3rd degree burglary.

44 year-old Regina Burd, of Roy Cann Road, Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree.

23 year-old Dustin Cline, of Bonnieville, for complicity to 3rd degree burglary.

48 year-old Daniel Deavers, of Bonnieville, for cultivating marijuana 5 or more plants.

59 year-old Darnell Brown, of Munfordville, for sexual abuse, 1st degree, of a victim under 12.

24 year-old Jordan Bruton, of Munfordville, for wanton endangerment 1st, and disorderly conduct.

62 year-old Allen Gibson, of Bonnieville, for assault, 2nd degree.

35 year-old Jessica Cross, of Locust Grove Road, Bonnieville, for criminal possession of a forged instrument, trafficking in a controlled substance and giving police false identification.

And 38 year-old Jeffrey Rowe, of Park City, for leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 

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Friday, August 17th, 2018

Former officer placed on probation

A 35 year-old former law enforcement officer who appeared in U. S. District Court, has been placed on probation for 3 years. 36 year-old Larry Dale Martin, of Glasgow, was placed on probation for 3 years after he admitted exploiting a program that enables police agencies to obtain surplus military equipment. Martin was a deputy in the Monroe County Sheriff's Office when federal prosecutors accused him of taking unlawful advantage of the federal 1033 program which allows for the transfer of surplus military equipment. Martin was also a former Horse Cave Police Officer before being released in March because he was unable to perform police duties and restricted because of the charges of carrying a firearm.

 

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Friday, August 17th, 2018

Phone scams reported in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office has received complaints of phone scams recently in the area. Everyone is reminded to use extreme caution before giving out any personal information or sending out any money before verifying that the organization you are giving to is legit. Scammers lately have been calling and pretending to be family members and are asking for you to send them money via money orders or other means. Also, the sheriff's office has received several complaints of citizens renting houses through text and phone messages. Once they send the payments, they find out that the house is privately owned and is either for sale or is rental property belonging to someone else. Scammers usually find these locations on realty and or advertising sites online, and in most cases even provide pictures of the property. Please visit and do site visits with whomever you are trying to rent from to make sure you are not getting scammed. In all cases reported, the scammer has asked for the money to be sent out of state.

 

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Four arrested in Glasgow on drug charges

Four people were arrested on drug charges in Glasgow after a traffic stop Tuesday. The Glasgow Police Department conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration plate on Happy Valley Road. The driver, 28 year-old Bruce Carter Doll, Jr., of Cave City, was arrested and charged with no Registration Plates, no Registration

Receipt, Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st Offense, Driving on DUI Suspended License-1st Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree 1st Offense, (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree -1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Marijuana.

44 year-old Clifford Shofner, of Clarkson, was arrested and charged with Possession Controlled Substance, 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

22 year-old Shelby Horton, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Controlled Substance, 1st Degree 3rd Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

And 18 year-old Savannah Scott, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All four were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, August 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Area football action begins Friday

Football season is here and Caverna Colonels will begin at home taking on Edmonson County Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will play Friday night on the road at Taylor County at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show of the Hart County game at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Elementary with several items listed on the agenda.

 

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Radliff man arrested for assault

A 32 year-old Radcliff man is behind bars after police say he brutally assaulted a woman, leaving her on life support. 32 year-old Daniel Simpson has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree sodomy after Radcliff police were able to link him to the attack. Citing an arrest report, investigators were called to a hospital Sunday after they were notified of the woman's condition. The woman was unresponsive when police arrived and they noticed evidence of bruising and sexual assault. Simpson remains in the Hardin County Detention Center where he is being held without bond.

 

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Southern Kentucky Film Commission Receives Award

The Southern Kentucky Film Commission is the recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Kentucky Award, the Department for Local Government (DLG) announced on Wednesday.

The award, presented during the 43rd annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville, is given annually to the sponsors of a public project that strengthens a community through collaboration and thoughtful use of resources, among other criteria. Gov. Matt Bevin presented the award alongside DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo during the Governor’s Luncheon on the second day of the conference.

The winning project represents an innovative and collaborative effort to diversify the economy of seven southern Kentucky counties: Barren, Christian, Cumberland, Edmonson, Hart, Monroe, Warren and Washington counties. Representatives from the counties worked together to attract filmmakers to Southern Kentucky, helping to spur regional economic development. Commissioner Dunahoo said. “Members of the commission have successfully recruited filmmakers who have fallen in love with Kentucky’s natural beauty and Southern hospitality. I commend the members of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission for their dedication and collaboration to provide new opportunities to the area.”

Southern Kentucky Film Commission president & Hart County Judge Executive Terry Martin said Southern Kentucky has what the film industry is looking for: beautiful natural scenery, charming small towns, four temperate seasons, and a workforce with a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.

“It is an economic boom for the area, especially for hotels and restaurants and with the sales, occupational, property and rent taxes that the producers pay,” Martin said. “There’s a lot of tax money that they roll into the area, which really helps local businesses.”  For more information, visit dlg.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Stand off leads to arrest in Bowling Green

A stand off with authorities in Warren County Thursday has led to the arrest of a Bowling Green man The Warren County Sheriff's office say they received information

concerning Jesse Lillard, who was suspected of being intoxicated and possibly suicidal.  Officials arrived on North Graham Street and spoke with Lillard by phone. Authorities were able to negotiate with Lillard who was arrested peacefully.  He was served with an emergency protective order and charged with menacing, disorderly conduct, and terroristic threatening.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Glasgow house fire appears to be electrical

A house fire Monday in Glasgow appears to have started in an electrical panel. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a structure fire at around 3:00 p.m. at 110 Forester Road. Units found light smoke coming from the residence. The homeowner was able to extinguish the fire. The fire was contained to the electric panel. The fire department was on the scene for about 45 minutes and was assisted by other local emergency response agencies.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Hart County Clerk's Office closed Saturday

The Hart County Clerk's Office in Munfordville will be closed Saturday, August 18th.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

New trial date in homicide case

A new trial date has been set for a Mammoth Cave man involving a homicide case. 29 year-old Nicholas Wilson appeared in Hart Circuit Court last week. Wilson

is accused of allegedly killing Timothy Devore during the course of a robbery that occurred in Hart County sometime between July 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Three items were also

submitted to the Kentucky State Police's lab for testing; a seat cover section, latent lifts and a no parking sign, which were sent for fingerprint testing and analysis. A new trial date has been scheduled for November 20th. 

 

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 Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

New jury trial date in Hart Circuit Court

A new date for a jury trial has been set for the man accused of shooting a former Cave City mayor. Defense attorneys for 54 year-old Albert Stephens filed two motions last week during a hearing in Hart Circuit Court. The defense asked for the murder indictment to be dismissed due to defects in the grand jury proceeding and asked that the indictment against Stephens be dismissed due to missing evidence instruction.  The motions were heard by Hart Circuit Court Judge Jack Seay, who then asked attorneys to submit briefs regarding the motions by mid-September. A new jury trial has been set for Feb. 25, 2019. A pretrial conference is scheduled December 14th.  A civil suit has also been filed in Hart Circuit Court by Chris Holder's brother, Anthony Todd Holder, who is the executor of his brother's estate. The lawsuit seeks damages sustained by his brother for loss of income, pain and suffering, medical bills and services sustained.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

WEEKLY YARD WASTE AND BRUSH PICK-UP

Residents of Horse Cave may schedule weekly yard waste or brush chipped (home owner generated only) by calling City Hall at 270-786-2680 by Monday, 2:00 p.m. for same week pickup. Residents should provide the following information:

Name, Address, exact location of bags/brush, and a brief description.

YARD WASTE-Includes cuttings, leaves & grass clippings only-No Trash or Garbage. Place yard waste in heavy-duty trash bags of less than 25 lbs. Bags should be at street curb no later than 6am, Tuesday. Be sure to give the exact location of the bags if you live on a corner lot.

BRUSH/TREE LIMBS-Brush is chipped on Wednesday or Thursday and includes tree branches, limbs, small bushes or shrubs (root ball removed). Stack brush neatly with cut end toward street. Root balls and limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter can not be chipped and need to be disposed by the property owner.

BRUSH OR TREE CUTTINGS GENERATED BY CONTRACT WORK MUST BE REMOVED BY CONTRACTOR.

PROHIBITED MATERIAL: Household trash-rubbish-rocks-dirt-metal-glass-demolition debris-tree roots or root ball.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Knob Lick man injured in semi crash

At approximately 9:04 a.m. Tuesday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident on Austin Tracy Road near Holder Road. 50 year-old Phillip D. Piper, of Knob Lick, was operating a 2004 Freightliner when the semi left the right side of the roadway and overturned on an embankment. Piper had to be freed by mechanical means from the vehicle and was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.  The Austin Tracy Fire Department, Barren County Emergency Management, and Barren Metcalfe EMS also responded to the scene.

 

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Two Vehicle Collision Results in Fatality

Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call of an injury collision on Tuesday night at 8:19 p.m. involving two passenger vehicles. The collision had occurred near the 4300 block of South Dixie Highway (US 31W) in Hart County. Post 3 Troopers responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation indicated that 18 year-old Hailey Wilson, of Munfordville, was operating a 2016 Dodge passenger car while traveling southbound on US 31W.  Wilson’s vehicle crossed the yellow centerline of the roadway into the path of 50 year-old Michael D. Riggs, also of Munfordville, who was operating a 1992 GMC pickup traveling northbound. Upon impact, Riggs’ vehicle left the east side of the roadway and caught fire. Michael Riggs was pronounced deceased on scene by the Hart County Coroner, Reggie Pettit. Hailey Wilson was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Trooper Daniel Priddy. He was assisted on the scene by Post 3 Troopers, Hart County EMS, Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County Coroner, Horse Cave, Bonnieville, and Munfordville Fire Departments, and Air Methods.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department recent arrests

Police were called out to a residence on Columbia Avenue early Sunday morning. 45 year-old Charles C. Vibbert, of Glasgow, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, menacing, assault 3rd degree - police officer or probation officer, resisting arrest and was also served an Edmonson County bench warrant.

Also early Sunday morning, the Glasgow Police Department responded to 159 Adams Place in reference to an intoxicated person who had called 911 and made threatening statements against a male subject. 21 year-old Kaleb Key, of Glasgow, was arrested for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd degree).

Officers investigated a female shoplifter Sunday evening at Food Lion in Glasgow.  36 year-old Misty B. Johnson, of Glasgow, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting under $500.

And on Saturday night, officers arrested a Louisville woman on Reynolds Road. 36 year-old Lauren Taylor Tichenor was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and giving an officer false identifying information.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Court of Appeals upholds ruling

A Barren Circuit Court's decision involving a Glasgow Police Department public affairs officer has been upheld by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Matthew Baker said Monday his client, Julie Anne Williams intends to pursue the next appellate option available to her.  Williams was fired on Jan. 5th, 2016, after printing an image at the department's headquarters that was emailed to her private account by a sergeant.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

A 60 year-old Barren County man has been arrested on drug charges. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to 202 Lick Branch Road Friday night in reference to shots being fired at the residence. Once there, deputies discovered  that Clyde Harlow, of Glasgow, went into a nearby trailer and started shooting outside a window. Several rounds that were fired by Harlow struck a garage on the neighboring property in close proximity where a male subject was standing outside. After a brief standoff, Harlow exited the trailer and was taken into custody. He was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense Methamphetamine, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree. Harlow was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Grant awarded to Cave City Downtown Merchants

A grant request has been awarded to the Cave City Downtown Merchants. The $1,871. 89 funding was awarded Monday night during the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission meeting. The funding is also being matched by the tourist commission.  A portion of the money will be used to help cover the cost to print brochures. Another portion of the money will be used to pay the 12-month lease for a billboard. The remaining amount will be used to move an advertising sign. The total cost of the project is $3,743.78.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Barren County receives grant funding

Over $521,000 in grant funding is headed to Barren County. Barren County Judge/Executive Michael Hale is pleased to announce that Governor Matt Bevin has approved discretionary grant funding to address six local road projects. Totaling $521,600, the grand dollars will pay for resurfacing work on two sections of Oil Well Road, E. Nobob Road, Rock Springs Road, Lee Carter Road and Bluff Springs Road.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Missing mentally ill man in Warren County

Officials in Warren County are asking for the public's help finding a missing mentally ill male. Deputies say they received a call on Sunday, when they say 26 year-old Ryan King got out of a vehicle at the intersection of Morgantown Road and Veterans Memorial Highway around 7:30 p.m. Police say King was last seen wearing a blue shirt, white gym shorts and flip flops. He is described as a fair skinned white male with short brown hair and a goatee with green eyes. He stands at 5'7" and weights approximately 150 pounds. If you have any information on King's whereabouts, contact the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 270-842-1633.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Metcalfe County man arrested after fleeing

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested after fleeing or evading police. Kentucky State Police tried to stop the driver of a maroon Infiniti who they said was speeding while on the Cumberland Parkway. Officials said the driver, Scott Thompson, tried to exit the parkway too fast and crashed into a guard rail. Thompson was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital before being taken to Barren County Jail. Among other charges, Thompson was arrested and charged with speeding 26 mph <, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment - 1st degree, criminal mischief, 1st degree, reckless driving and failure to produce insurance card.

 

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Two charged in Simpson County murder

On Tuesday, August 7th, at 2:00 p.m., KSP Post 3 received a call for service regarding a 19 year-old man, Damain Cook, of Franklin, who had been assaulted near Brown Road near Franklin. Cook was transported to Skyline Regional Hospital in Nashville for injuries occurring in the assault, where he died four days later at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. After conducting a preliminary investigation, KSP Post 3 Detectives arrested 23 year-old Jordan G. Alford, of Portland, TN, and 52 year-old Amie J. Alford, of Franklin, for the death of Damain Cook. Both Jordan and Amie Alford were charged with murder and lodged in the Simpson County Jail. The investigation is continuing.

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Horse Cave City Council meeting Monday

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday, August 13th, at 6:00 p.m. New business will include to approve accepting Meadowview Drive as a city street from Otis Edwards Estate described by deed and map. Ordinance 2018-2, 1st reading Motion/Second. Approve mayor to sign Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with Hart County Fiscal Court for maintenance and repairs within the City of Horse Cave. Motion/Second. Approve 2018 tax rates for real property, personal property, water craft and motor vehicle. Ordinance 2018-3, 1st reading Motion/Second and approve mayor to apply for 2019 Litter Abatement Grant - Motion/Second.

The Munfordville City Council is also scheduled to meet, but no agenda was furnished by city hall.

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, August 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Area football action begins Friday

Football season is here and Caverna Colonels will begin at home taking on Edmonson County Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will play Friday night on the road at Taylor County at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show of the Hart County game at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Simpson County physician sentenced for illegal distribution

A physician in Simpson County has been sentenced to 50 months in prison, after being convicted on 15 charges of illegal distribution of controlled substances. The U. S. Attorney's Office said Roy D. Reynolds prescribed opiate medication outside the course of professional medical practice. Reynolds was practicing in Franklin during the time of illegal activity and prosecutors said one patient suffered four different overdoses while under Reynolds' care, but the doctor continued to prescribe opioids after each overdose. Reynolds was also treating Jackie Hughes at the time of his death and court records show he doubled Hughes' prescription for oxycodone twice in the last five months of his life.

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

In-custody death investigation in Simpson County

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Louisville man they brought into custody Saturday afternoon. The Simpson County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance when officers found 29 year-old Joshua Thomason, of Louisville, who tried to flee.  Thomason left the scene in a vehicle and later fled police on foot after he came onto Turnertown Road, near a field. Thomason told officers he was having trouble breathing and CPR was performed until Simpson County EMS could arrive. Thomason was taken to the Medical Center in Franklin where he later died. An autopsy has been scheduled.

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Taylor County man dies in logging accident

A Campbellsville man has died after a logging accident Saturday in Green County. According to a report from the Green County Sheriff’s Office, 54 Donald Ray Deasem sustained injuries after the logging accident in the Liberty Church Road area, near the Gresham community off Hwy 61, south. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Dease is a native of Hemingway, South Carolina. He was a member of the gospel singing group, The Trinity Gospel Aires.

 

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Reward offered in FBI manhunt

A manhunt continues and a reward is being offered by the FBI for a man who posted threats involving President Donald Trump and other law enforcement officials. The FBI is looking for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee believed to have been stolen by Shawn R. Christy in Adair County on Thursday. According to a federal indictment, Christy posted threats on

Facebook between June 3 and June 12 stating he was going to "shoot President Trump in the head" and would use "lethal force" on any law enforcement officer attempting to detain him. Christy was indicted July 10th by a federal grand jury. Authorities also believe he stole a Dodge Caravan in Pennsylvania on July 29th which was recovered on

Aug. 2nd in West Virginia. Sometime between August 2nd and 3rd, a pickup truck was stolen in West Virginia and recovered in Adair County. The FBI believes Christie is driving a green Jeep Cherokee mail delivery truck. The truck was spotted Thursday on I-64E in Huntington, West Virginia. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered by the FBI for information leading to Christy's arrest. Anyone with information on Christy's location is asked to call the FBI immediately at 215-418-4000.

 

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Friday, August 10th, 2018

Manhunt continues in Adair County

The man hunt for a fugitive from Pennsylvania continues in Adair County. According to Kentucky State Police, Dakota Meyers' brother, Timothy Gilliam, arrived home to his residence on Brockman Keltner Road and found that the front door had been kicked in. Officials arrived on the property and cleared the residence. They then discovered that someone had stolen food out of the refrigerator, along with a green 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black hood out of the detached garage. Gilliam showed troopers the surveillance videos that appear to show the suspect, Shawn Christy, who is accused of making threats to President Trump and Dakota Meyer. The U. S. Marshall Service continues to lead the manhunt investigation. Kentucky State Police are looking into the burglary and stolen vehicle investigations.

 

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Friday, August 10th, 2018

Recent arrests by Glasgow Police

Two people were arrested recently by the Glasgow Police Department. Around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning, an officer observed a pickup on the side of the roadway on Shetland Hills Road with the lights on inside the cab. After an investigation, 30 year-old Ashley Nicole Parsons, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).

On Thursday, an officer with the Glasgow Police Department responded to Ralphies Fun Center after receiving a report of an intoxicated woman with three children in her care. 64 year-old Earline R. Ostertag, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Public Intoxication – Controlled Substance.

Both women were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 10th, 2018

Judge Executive appointed to Fire Commission

Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Fire Commission. Judge Martin says he sought after the appointment a few years ago. And felt it was an important part of the job to take on additional roles because of various components of how each department affects Hart County, which has seven volunteer fire departments.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Local Football action begins Friday, August 17th

Football season is here and Caverna Colonels will begin at home taking on Edmonson County Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will play the same night on the road at Taylor County at 5:00 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show of the Hart County game at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Hart County Sheriff's executes indictment warrants

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, the following Hart County Indictment Warrants were executed on August 8th by the sheriff's office and all were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

1. Jordan Bruton, 24, 126 Scotts St., Munfordville, for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree, $25,000 cash bond.

2. Dwight Wright, 42, of 205 Comer Avenue, Horse Cave, for Criminal Mischief 1st degree, 2 counts, Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, failure of owner or operator to maintain required insurance, persistent felony offender, 1st degree, $25,000 cash bond.

3. Paul A Buckner, 31, of 1600 Doc Speevack Rd., Munfordville, for Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, $5,000 cash bond.

4. Allen Gibson, 62, of 7409 N. Dixie Hwy., Bonnieville, for Assault, 2nd degree, $20,000 cash bond.

5. Gary Jewell, 39, 1595 Davis Bend Road, Canmer, for Burglary, 3rd degree, Deposit Litter in a Receptacle and Elements Carry Away, $50,000 cash bond.

6. Donald Huffman, 22, of 745 Hedgepeth Road, Canmer, for Burglary, 2nd degree, Sexual Abuse, 1st degree $9500 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Hart County Ag Development Board Meeting

There will be an Ag Development Board meeting on Friday, August 10th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hart County Extension Office in Munfordville. The agenda is to appoint a new board member.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Police warn of multiple credit card skimmers

Officials in Hardin and Warren Counties are warning the public of multiple credit card skimmers. According to deputies multiple people were seen putting skimming devices in local ATM's during July and August. Two vehicle were seen being used in the frauds, 2001 Toyota Corolla Sports Edition with a Kentucky temporary tag and a white Mazda van with Tennessee registration. If you have any information on this crime, call the Hardin County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-597-8123. Credit card skimmers have also been reported in the Bowling Green area.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Horse Cave woman arrested for theft of vehicle

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Friday the Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a stolen vehicle from Walker Stewart Road. Hart County Deputies located the vehicle at 425 Walker Steward Road. 34 year0old Jeanna Jewell, of 1352 Walker Stewart Road, Horse Cave, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking auto $500 or more but less than $10,000, disorderly conduct 1st degree, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication. Jewell was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

E-town man arrested for sodomy

A 24 year-old Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged with first-degree sodomy involving a victim younger than 12. 24 year-old Ernest Wilson III has been arrested by KSP and charged with first-degree sodomy. According to the citation, the agency received a complaint Wilson fondled an 8 year-old child. During a police interview, the child disclosed Wilson anally sodomized him. First-degree sodomy is a Class A felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison. Wilson also is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and shoplifting less than $500. Wilson is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. ED MONTGOMERY OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THE INMATE POPULATION WAS 181.  JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $7,294.  AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BANK, BUDGET TRANSFERS, SHERIFF'S 2017 ANNUAL SETTLEMENT, SHERIFF 2017 TAX SETTLEMENT, 1ST READING FOR 35 MPH FOR LITTLE BLUE SPRINGS ROAD, 1ST READING FOR PROPERTY TAX RATES WITH NO INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR, EXEMPT IN-TRANSIT INVENTORY TAX, BIDS TO BUY WITH TRADE 2 KUBOTO TRACTORS FOR $26,500 EACH FROM  HOBDEY, DYE, & REED, BID FROM SCOTTY'S FOR $53,000 FOR RUBBERIZED ASPHALT GRANT, MOVED TERRY RILEY AS SEASONAL WORKER TO ROAD DEPARTMENT, JUDGE TO SIGN WITH USDA FOR GRANT OF $30,000 TO BE USED TO PURCHASE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT VEHICLES, AND MAGISTRATES REQUEST.  THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

The Hart County Clerk’s Office will be closed Saturday, August 11th, as The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Literacy event for Hart County will be held on the square in Munfordville.

 

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Two charged in murder appear in court

Two people charged in a June murder of an Elizabethtown man has appeared in Hardin Circuit Court. 50 year-old Lisa Harvey, of Elizabethtown, and 43 year-old Rick Fisher, of Louisville, appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court on charges of complicity to commit murder and complicity to tampering with physical evidence. Harvey and her attorney, Ashley Michael, of Louisville, sought a reduction of her $500,000 cash bond that was denied by Circuit Court Judge Kelly Mark Easton, noting the seriousness of the offense. Harvey and Fisher are accused in the death of 58 year-old Andrew Folena. He died from blunt force trauma to multiple areas of his body. Folena's body was found in a shallow grave off Ralph Franklin Road, near the Ring Road-Patriot Parkway intersection, after authorities received an anonymous tip about a possible homicide. His body was found under "a few inches". The makeshift gravesite was just feet past a barn on the property of a home Folena was renting. The case remains an open investigation. If found guilty, Harvey and Fisher could be sentenced to life in prison.

 

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, August 9th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business includes: approving first reading of 35 mph speed limit on Little Blue Springs Road, approve seasonal worker, road department, approve Judge Executive to sign USDA Grant, sheriff vehicles, approve bids for mowing tractor and approve 1st reading of Property, Tangible and Motor Vehicle, Watercraft and Aircraft tax rates.

 

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Deadline approaches for non-partisan races

The deadline is quickly approaching to file for non-partisan races this fall.  August 14th is the deadline to file for Mayor, City Council and District #1 and District #4 School Board races in the November General Election. Those who have filed thus far include:

 

Bonnieville Mayor

Denis Edwards

Dale Schoenbachler

 

Bonnieville City Council

1. Sherman Bowman

2. Fran Bowsher

3. Colby Smith

4. Teresa Gulley

5. Frieda K. Watkins

6. Shirley R. Dye

7. Marie Whitlow

8. Larry D. Srygler

 

School Board #1 Munfordville

Tina Rutledge

 

School Board #4 Bonnieville

William "Bill" Woehler

Wesley Hodges

 

Caverna School Board

Glaine Percell

Marcia Witherspoon

 

Horse Cave Mayor

Randall Curry

Terry Riley

 

Munfordville Mayor

John T. Johnson, former mayor

David Clement

 

Munfordville City Council

Danny Jaggers

Joe Terry Crenshaw

Richard S. Adcock

JoAnn Pedigo

Macy R. McDowell

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Several arrests made in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department has made several recent arrests:

43 year-old William T. Milby, of Hardyville, was arrested Tuesday morning after a traffic stop on N. L. Rogers Wells Blvd. Milby was charged with drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine) and failure to appear on a Cumberland County bench warrant.

31 year-old Ritchie Lawson, of Burkesville, was arrested after a traffic stop on S. Green St. Lawson was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license- 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified) and tampering with physical evidence.

35 year-old Miranda M. Wheat, of Tompkinsville, was arrested on a complaint warrant for Monroe County Court for assault, 4th degree (minor injury), criminal mischief, 3rd degree, leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render air or assistance and following another vehicle too closely.

A domestic assault complaint was investigated Monday night at 413 Willow Drive. 38 year-old Simon Lopez was arrested for assault, 4th degree (domestic violence), no visible injury.

29 year-old Whitney R. Wade, of Glasgow, was arrested Monday evening after a fight on Bryan Street. Wade was charged with public intoxication - controlled substance (excludes alcohol).

Early Sunday morning, 24 year-old Misti Allison Davis, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle driven by 23 year-old Christian M. Martin, who had multiple active warrants for his arrest. Martin was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd degree, and was served three Barren County Bench Warrants for probation violation for felony offense and failure to appear.

Also on Sunday afternoon, 23 year-old Ashley Vaughn, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).

And a traffic stop was conducted on a car driven by 53 year-old Timothy F. Cawthorn, of Summer Shade. Cawthorn was charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and failure to produce insurance card.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Park City Mayor resigns

Shannon Crumpton-Rust has resigned as mayor of Park City.   Crumpton-Rust said her family will be living in Glasgow which will make her ineligible to hold the office.  She and husband, Kelli Rust, adopted four children in December and were unable to find a large­ enough home in Park City. Crumpton-Rust said her resignation was accepted Friday at a special meeting of the city commission.  Vonn Parsley, who has more than 20 years of experience as a city commissioner, will serve as interim mayor through the remainder of the term. 

 

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Pre-trial conference set in murder case

Another pre-trial conference has been set in Barren County for a man facing a murder charge in the death of a 2 month-old child. Chad Flora Lewis is accused of murdering his girlfriend's daughter, Jalayah Grace Clark, in 2015. Lewis appeared in Barren County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon for a pretrial conference. Lewis also faces charges of marijuana cultivation of five or more plants and possession of drug paraphernalia. Another pretrial conference has been set for August 27th with the case set to go to trial on November 6th.

 

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Glasgow Police are warning the public of a recent mail scam that is circulating in the area. The mail in question informs people about a recently closed mortgage with BB&T Bank and that they are wanting you to contact them concerning the matter and the loan. BB&T officials have confirmed that this is a scam and advise residents to never give out their personal information.

 

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Drowning victim identified in Warren County

The body of a man who apparently drown in the Green River over the weekend, has been identified. The Warren County Coroner's office has released the name of the 49 year-old. He is Leoncia Anastacio

Santillan. Officials say they responded to a report of a drowning on Sunday near the dam of Lock 5 on the Green River, located near the Butler/Warren County line.

 

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Austin woman arrested on Glasgow square

An Austin woman has been arrested on the square in Glasgow after a traffic stop Saturday. 33 year-old Tabitha Martin was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense-drug unspecified. Martin was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Big Clifty man arrested after crash

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Big Clifty man after a collision involving a stolen vehicle. On Thursday afternoon, Grayson County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Sonny Poteet responded to the 500 block of Langley Drive to a  report of a stolen vehicle. The victim stated that a neighbor, 20 year-old Kyle Richardson, stole his 1994 Chevrolet S-10 while it was sitting in his driveway. Grayson County Dispatch then received a call of a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Spurrier Road and Antioch Church Road. A male subject who was bleeding, was found at the scene. Richardson was transported by EMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. He was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 – but under $10,000, Criminal Mischief 1st, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Offense. Richardson was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 6th, 2018

Scottsville man arrested for indecent exposure

The Scottsville Police Department has arrested 25 year-old Kevin Morgan after officers say they received multiple complaints about a man exposing himself. Morgan was identified in a lineup after a series of incidents in July and a judge signed off on the official criminal complaint, increasing police patrol in the area. Morgan was arrested after police say he was again in front of a security camera. Morgan is facing two counts of indecent exposure - 2nd degree. He was lodged in the Allen County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 6th, 2018

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

Two people were arrested on drug charges Friday in Glasgow. While on patrol, an officer with the Glasgow Police Department observed a vehicle in the Houchens Store parking lot on Happy Valley Road.  After an investigation and search of the vehicle, 24 year-old Dillon Shillingburg was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  29 year-old Kelly Thomas, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Open Alcohol Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, August 6th, 2018

Big Clifty man arrested for child sexual exploitation

A Big Clifty man has been arrested in Hardin County for child sexual exploitation. On Thursday night, Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at the residence of Brad A. Harney. The Electronic Crime Branch began the undercover investigation and discovered that Harney was uploading images of child sexual exploitation online. Equipment used in the crime was taken to KSP Forensic Lab for examination. Harney was charged with possessing and distributing images portraying a sex performance by a minor. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Governor appoints to boards and commissions

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed several people to Kentucky Boards and Commissions.

Raymond Carcione, of Louisville and Horse Cave, has been appointed to the Kentucky Film Commission.  Carcione is president and owner of Kentucky Chrome Works, LLC. He will serve for a term expiring September 30th, 2021. Ray is also an Advising Board Member of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission.

Lisa Fath, of Lexington, has also been appointed to the Kentucky Film Commission. Lisa is a pageant coordinator and real estate agent. She will serve for a term expiring September 30th, 2021.

 

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Area schools will begin soon

Caverna School students will head back to the classrooms Wednesday, August 8th.  The 1st day for students in Hart County will be Tuesday, August 14th. Hart County is expecting to be in the new high school after Fall Break. And the last day is tentatively scheduled for May 24th.  Barring any weather delays, Caverna’s last day will be May 20th.

 

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Recent arrests by Glasgow Police Department

Officers responded Wednesday night to 580 Hidden Lake Road in reference to a fight. After an investigation, 42 year-old Rufus Earl Huff, II, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Assault, 2nd degree.

48 year-old Jeffrey Wayne Brady, of Glasgow, was arrested on the square in Glasgow Monday evening and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 3rd or greater offense in 12 months and failure to notify address change to the Dept. of Transportation.

19 year-old William. C. Wells, of Cave City, was arrested after wrecking his pickup on Scottie Drive Wednesday evening. Wells was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense and Leaving the Scene of an Accident ­- Failure to Render Aid or Assistance.

44 year-old Christopher S. Thurman, of Glasgow, was arrested Tuesday on Humble Avenue and charged with Public Intoxication ­ Controlled Substance.

And a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle Wednesday afternoon on Happy Valley Road. 50 year-old Timmy Wayne Deweese, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Rear License Not Illuminated and Driving on a DUI Suspended License ­- 1st offense.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Two vehicle crash in Hart County

A two vehicle collision in Hart County Wednesday morning resulted in multiple injuries.

According to Kentucky State Police, the collision occurred near the Green River bridge on North Jackson Highway. The preliminary investigation indicated that 40 year-old Crystal Stines, of Greensburg, was operating a 2007 Ford passenger car while traveling southbound on US 31E. Stine's vehicle crossed the yellow centerline into the path of 58 year-old Sally Howlett, of Grove City, OH. The two vehicles collided near the Green River bridge, coming to a final rest near the middle of the roadway. Both parties sustained multiple injuries from the collision and were transported from the scene by Hart County EMS and Air Evac. The Linwood Fire Department also responded to the scene.

 

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Horse Cave man arrested for theft

On Wednesday at 8:42 p.m., the Barren County Sheriff's Office took two stolen vehicle reports. The first vehicle was a maroon Chevy SUV, the second was a black Chevy Avalanche. The second caller advised deputies that when his Avalanche was taken, the suspect had left the maroon SUV. A short time later deputies located the Avalanche on Peninsula Road and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled down Finney Road and then onto Settles Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle on Yellow Buckeye Lane and fled the scene on foot. Then Thursday morning, deputies received several complaints of a white male fitting the suspect's description knocking on doors in that area looking for a ride. Deputies located the suspect, 26 year-old Brian Parnell, of Horse Cave, and took him into custody. Parnell was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Auto $10,000 for each of the stolen vehicles, Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree Motor Vehicle, Wanton Endangerment, 1st - Police Officer and Theft by Unlawful Taking - all others $500 or more but under $10,000. Parnell was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Grayson County confirms 6 Hepatitis A cases

The Grayson County Health Department (GCHD) has confirmed six cases of Hepatitis A in the county. Of the six confirmed cases, over half of them have been from intravenous drug use. The GCHD has administered about 1,300 vaccinations for the virus over the past year, and they've informed the public that there are some people that need the vaccine more than others. Those at high risk include IV drug users, people who are homeless and those that are suffering from cancer. GCHD Environmentalist Joseph Riggs said that because the confirmed cases in the county have been linked to specific reasons, there's no need for people to be worried about eating at local restaurants.

 

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Domestic violence arrest in Warren County

A man was arrested Sunday on domestic violence and other charges. Warren County deputies were searching an area on Louisville Road for a missing person when a Ford Fusion drove by at a high rate of speed. Authorities say a woman in the passenger seat of the car was screaming for help. The driver, identified as Javaris Wheeler, refused to stop for deputies and fled to a nearby factory. Wheeler was arrested and charged with Assault, 4th degree, domestic violence, wanton endangerment, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, flee or evading police, 1st degree, and other related charges.

 

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Two women arrested on burglary charges

Two women are behind bars after admitting to a home invasion in Warren County. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said a homeowner confronted the two women Friday at her home on Louisville Road. The homeowner gave police a description of the suspects and what they were driving. The information led to the discovery of Elizabeth Montgomery and Debra Baucum. The two women were arrested and lodged

in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

House fire in Glasgow Tuesday night

A structure fire occurred at a two story home in Glasgow Tuesday night. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to the residence at 741 E. Main St. Upon their arrival, flames were seen from a second story window. The fire was contained to one room, but there was smoke damage throughout the house. Firefighters were on the scene for about 90 minutes. They were assisted by the Glasgow Police Department, Barren-Metcalfe EMS and Glasgow Electric Plant Board.  

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Barren-Metcalfe ECC receives certification

The Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center has received certification for Missing Kids Readiness Program. The center is the fourth public safety answering point in Kentucky to receive a certification that indicates a serious, streamlined approach to gathering information about missing children and passing it along to prepare other first responders as thoroughly as possible. Chris Freeman, the Barren-Metcalfe center's director, said he has wanted the Missing Kids Readiness Program certification from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for a long time. Freeman also said the center received the certification after putting in place new protocols based on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

 

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Recent Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

The Barren County Grand Jury has returned several more indictments:

30 year-old Steven Artie Rutledge, of Cave City, was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), fleeing or evading police (on foot), 2nd degree.

30 year-old Robert Adam Shirley, of Glasgow was indicted on four counts: possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), fleeing or evading police (on foot), 2nd degree, failure to or improper signal and one headlamp.

34 year-old Kenneth Ray Smith, of Glasgow, was indicted on 12 counts: possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, improper passing, speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, disregarding a traffic control device, no/expired registration plates and no/expired Kentucky registration receipt.

53 year-old Terry G. Huddleston, of Glasgow, was indicted on four counts: possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), 2nd offense, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.

25 year-old Mason Lee Kinslow, of Glasgow, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree, criminal mischief, 1st degree, assault 4th degree, minor injury and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

22 year-old Dustin Brent Wooten, of Glasgow, was indicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine).

26 year-old Seth T. Garrett, of Glasgow, was indicted on five counts: wanton endangerment, 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, following another vehicle too closely and failure to produce insurance card.

32 year-old Sean Lewis Shirley, of Glasgow, was indicted on seven counts: trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), more than 2 grams, 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (Hydrocodone), less than 10 dosage units, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree (Xanax), less than 20 dosage units, trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

 

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Health alert issued involving lettuce

A public health alert has been issued for certain salad and wrap products. Federal authorities are reporting the alert concerning more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the products have been distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Food. According to the USDA, Caito Foods was notified from their lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, that the chopped romaine was being recalled. The products were sold by grocery stores including Trader Joe's, Walgreens and Kroger. They have the establishment number "EST. 39985 or P-39985" and consumers are urged to throw them away.

 

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Madden trial date still not set

The man accused of murdering a 7 year-old girl in Allen County in 2015, was back in court Tuesday.  Timothy Madden is now represented by a public defender who told the judge that a trial date could not be set due to certain files from previous representation not being received. The judge has given Madden's prior attorney, Travis Lock, 15 days to turn over either copies or original files. A scheduling conference has been set for September 25th. Madden is charged with murder, rape, sodomy, and kidnapping in the death of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin. Doolin was killed during a youth football game on November 14, 2015 on the campus of Allen County-Scottsville High School.

 

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Inmates transferred from Taylor to Marion County

A riot is being investigated at Taylor County Detention Center. Early Tuesday morning, Kentucky State Police in Columbia responded to the jail where around 30 inmates were involved in a riot. Shortly after law enforcement's arrival, jailers were able to detain and control the inmates.  According to the investigation, a disturbance started in a cell where several of the inmates covered cameras and detached a steel bed-frame from the floor, using it along with other objects, to try to break though the door. Authorities say there was significant damage inside the cell and a wall was broken around the door. Some inmates were removed and taken to the Marion County Detention Center and no injuries were reported at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing and criminal charges are expected.

 

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Barren County Grand Jury recent indictments

19 year-old Tyler S. McCarter, of Glasgow, was indicted on one count of Assault, 1st degree.

28 year-old Elizabeth M. Herring, of Glasgow, for theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

29 year-old Gabriel Nicole Scott, of Glasgow, was indicted for tampering with physical evidence.

35 year-old Hilary L. Dailey, of Glasgow, for receiving stolen property.

49 year-old Bryan David Golder, of Cub Run, was indicted on five counts: possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense and careless driving. 

40 year-old Peter Fauber, of Cave City, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and public intoxication.

33 year-old Jeffery Michael Ray, of Glasgow, was indicted on two counts of wanton endangerment and one count each for fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, no/expired registration plates, speeding 26 mph or more over the limit and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

26 year-old Chelsea R. Murrhee, of Glasgow, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, violation of conditions of release and possession of marijuana.

36 year-old Joseph Thomas Downey, of Cave City, was indicted for theft of identity of another without consent, giving an officer false identifying information, operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license and license to be in possession.

30 year-old Steven Artie Rutledge, of Cave City, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine) and public intoxication.

32 year-old Randy Steven Claxton, of Glasgow, was indicted for receiving stolen property, fleeing or evading police (on foot), 2nd degree and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

43 year-old Frank Donald Labona, of Cave City, was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration, 1st offense and failure to notify address change to Dept. of Transportation.

34 year-old John Henry Fisher, of Glasgow, on three counts: criminal mischief, 1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.   

 

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Drug arrests at Glasgow residence

Two drug arrests were made Sunday at a Glasgow residence. After observing a familiar vehicle on East Main Street, the Glasgow Police Department followed the driver to a residence. After a search of the residence, suspected methamphetamine was located. 59 year-old Penny Coffey was arrested and charged with Possession of  a Control Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, 33 year-old Brandon Lee, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st Offense.

 

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Traffic Advisory – Hardin/Hart Counties

A group of pavement maintenance projects begins this week in Hardin and Hart Counties. In Hardin County, paving crews will be laying a microsurface along KY 61 (Lincoln Parkway).  Paving crews are expected to begin Wednesday. Completion of the section will depend on weather conditions.  In Hart County, paving crews will be resurfacing sections of KY 728, KY 1572, KY 1846 and KY 436. Preliminary work is underway with base failure repairs. Paving will begin mid-week along KY 728 and then move to KY 1572, KY 1846 and then KY 436. Work in Hart County is expected between two and three weeks, depending on weather conditions. Over the next few weeks, motorists traveling these roads should expect to see work crews and pay close attention to signage and flaggers. Be prepared for stopped and/or slowly moving traffic ahead.

 

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Glasgow woman arrested in stabbing

The Glasgow Police Department responded to a welfare check Saturday at an apartment on Cleveland Avenue after a report of a man calling for help. The man told the officers his girlfriend stabbed him in his left arm after a verbal argument. Officers located 35 year-old Ashley Costello inside the apartment where she admitted to stabbing the man after he tried to come after her. Police say the knife used in the stabbing was found in the apartment.  Ashley Costello was charged with Assault 2nd -Domestic Violence and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Possible kidnapping reported in Tompkinsville

Three people were arrested Sunday after a possible kidnapping reported in Tompkinsville.  Police say Jessica Keyes had reported that the father of her child, Matthew Blair, had taken the child from her home in Tompkinsville. While Keyes was traveling from Glasgow to Tompkinsville, she met the vehicle Blair was riding in and began to follow at a high rate of speed.  Both vehicles pulled into the Cumberland K-9 Academy parking lot.  Officers say the child was not restrained in a car seat and the driver, Steve Cole, did not have an operator’s license.  Jessica Keyes was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving and  Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree. Matthew Blair was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree. Steven Cole was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Failure To Wear Seat Belt, Reckless Driving, and No Operators-Moped License.

 

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Monday, July 30th, 2018

Munfordville woman arrested for DUI

A Munfordville woman has been arrested in Cave City on DUI charges. On Friday around 11:00 p.m., Sgt. James Roberts with the Cave City Police Department observed a Hyundai Elantra traveling East on Mammoth Cave Road in a reckless manner. Sgt. Roberts observed the vehicle cross the center line multiple times and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Cheryl Bruton, of Munfordville. Bruton was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, failure to produce insurance card and possession of an open alcoholic beverage. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Texas man arrested for DUI

A Texas man has been arrested in Horse Cave.  On Thursday shortly after 10 a.m., Officers with the Horse Cave Police Department responded to Love’s Truck Stop after receiving a report that a reckless

driver was headed in that direction.  The driver was located outside the business getting into a vehicle. After failing sobriety tests, 44 year-old Alfredo Guitierrez Martinez, of Crowley, TX, was arrested and charged with DUI, 1st.  Martinez was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Deadline approaches for non-partisan races

The deadline is quickly approaching to file for non-partisan races this fall.  August 14th is the deadline to file for Mayor, City Council and District #1 and District #4 School Board races in the November General Election. Those who have filed thus far include:

 

Bonnieville Mayor

Denis Edwards

 

Bonnieville City Council

1. Sherman Bowman

2. Fran Bowsher

3. Colby Smith

4. Teresa Gulley

5. Frieda K. Watkins

6. Shirley R. Dye

 

School Board #1 Munfordville

Tina Rutledge

 

School Board #4 Bonnieville

William "Bill" Woehler

 

Horse Cave Mayor

Terry Riley

 

Munfordville Mayor

John T. Johnson, former mayor

David Clement

 

Munfordville City Council

Danny Jaggers

Joe Terry Crenshaw

Richard S. Adcock

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

KSP wins "Best Cruiser in the Country"

Facebook voting for the best looking cruiser is officially closed. Kentucky State Police now have the bragging rights for the "Best Cruiser in the Country". The friendly competition, ran by the American Association of State Troopers announced Kentucky State Police tied with Georgia State Police with 29,000 likes. The tie breaker was determined by Facebook "loves".  As an award, KSP will be featured on the cover of the AAST's America's Best Looking Trooper Cruisers 2019 wall calendar.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Adair County man pleads guilty to child sexual abuse

An Adair County man has pleaded guilty to hundred of felony charges related to child pornography and child sexual abuse. Columbia resident, 46 year-old William T. Bryant, was arrested June 13th, 2017 after an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Troopers. In court on Tuesday, Bryant pled guilty to 1 count of human trafficking, 45 counts of sodomy and 250 counts of possession of child pornography. The Commonwealth's Attorney is recommending a sentence of 30 years in prison for the crimes.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Glasgow Police recent arrests

29 year-old Quinn P. Ritter, of Glasgow, was arrested, after police responded to his mother’s residence on Market Street. Ritter was charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense.

23 year-old James C. Matthews, of Smiths Grove, was stopped by police on Happy Valley Road. He was arrested and charged with no registration plates, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, giving an officer false identifying information, theft of identity of another without consent and was served a Barren County Bench Warrant for Contempt of Court.

25 year-old Tony Harper, of Horse Cave, was arrested Wednesday, after police were dispatched to Cleveland Avenue. After a traffic stop was conducted on N. Green Street, Harper was arrested and charged with drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

E-town man killed in motorcycle collision

A 27 year-old Elizabethtown man was killed Tuesday afternoon in Grayson County. Authorities say Harold C. Watts, III was riding his motorcycle as he pulled onto Grayson Springs Road and collided with a vehicle driven by 58 year-old Margaret Furgason, of Clarkson. Both the vehicle and motorcycle left the roadway. Watts was pronounced dead at the scene. Furgason was not injured.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Interim executive director for Cave City

An interim executive director has been named for the Cave City Tourist & Convention Commission.  Greg Davis, who had been commission chair, will be temporarily filling the position which was held for the last six years by Sharon Tabor. Tabor resigned recently due to an out-of-state opportunity. Davis said resumes for the position of executive director and facility manager will be accepted through September 30th.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Death penalty possible for Scottsville man

The Allen County Commonwealth's Attorney's office may seek the death penalty for a man accused of murdering three of his family members. Edward Siddens was arrested in February, in the shooting

deaths of Jimmy Neal, his wife Helen Neal, and their son Jimmy Neal Siddens. The deadline to file for notice of intent to seek the death penalty is August 31st.

 

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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Ohio man arrested in Cave City

An Ohio man was arrested early Friday morning in Cave City.  The Cave City Police Department was dispatched to Five Star on Doyle Avenue in reference to an intoxicated male subject.  Police made contact with 28 year-old Joshua A. Crawford, of Cincinnati, Ohio, as he was attempting to leave the parking lot in a white Ford pickup truck. Crawford was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs aggravating circumstance, 1st offense.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
 

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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Bowling Green robbery arrest

An arrest has been made after a Bowling Green business was robbed Tuesday night. According to the Bowling Green Police Department, Joshua Briggs Murphy went to the Saffire Vapor Retail Store, demanding money. The store complied with his demands. Police say he left and then went to the Shell Gas Station on Russellville Road where he burned his clothes on the side of the store. Authorities found a vehicle in a parking lot matching the description they were given by witnesses. Joshua Briggs Murphy was arrested and charged with robbery and tampering with physical evidence. 

 

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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Germany man sentenced in U.S. District Court

A 23 year-old man from Germany has been sentenced in US District Court. On Tuesday, Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Michael M. Natterer to 87 months in prison. Natterer was charged in an indictment and pleaded guilty to traveling in May, 2017, from Germany to Shepherdsville for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. The judge also ordered him to serve a five-year period of supervised release. As part of Natterer's plea agreement, he will be removed from the United States after the completion of his sentence.

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Campbellsville man arrested in home invasion

A Campbellsville man has been arrested after an alleged home invasion. The man allegedly broke into the home of an elderly couple and later assaulted a teenage girl. According to the couple’s daughter, the man kicked a door and walked into the house, demanding the keys to the car. When the homeowner refused, the suspect allegedly knocked an 83 year-old man to the ground. The suspect ran away empty-handed to a gas station across the street where he confronted a young girl and told her to get out of the car. She refused and witnesses say the suspect punched her in the head. When police arrived, the suspect had run off a ravine and had to be recovered by responders. He was arrested and taken to a local hospital. The suspect’s name has not been released.

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Deadline approaches for non-partisan races

The deadline is quickly approaching to file for non-partisan races this fall.  August 14th is the deadline to file for Mayor, City Council and District #1 and District #4 School Board races in the November General Election. Those who have filed thus far include:

 

Bonnieville Mayor

Denis Edwards

 

Bonnieville City Council

1. Sherman Bowman

2. Fran Bowsher

3. Colby Smith

4. Teresa Gulley

5. Frieda K. Watkins

6. Shirley R. Dye

 

School Board #1 Munfordville

Tina Rutledge

 

School Board #4 Bonnieville

William "Bill" Woehler

 

Horse Cave Mayor

Terry Riley

 

Munfordville Mayor

John T. Johnson, former mayor

David Clemons

 

Munfordville City Council

Danny Jaggers

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested for failure to register

A Glasgow man was arrested Sunday for failing to register as a sex offender. Glasgow Police Office Trevor Morrison conducted a traffic stop on Bunche Avenue and after making contact with the driver, 30 year-old Jonathan Kirk, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration. Kirk was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Drug arrest in Barren County

A Barren County woman has been arrested in Glasgow on drug charges. Officers say they met Ashley Parsons inside the Five Star Store on Happy Valley Road, where they could smell marijuana on her. After further investigation, officers say they found methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe, rolling papers and marijuana inside of her purse. Parsons was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Mississippi man arrested on indictment charges

A 33 year-old Mississippi man has been arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley executed a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment on Lloyd C. Davis, of 7821 Pope Water Valley Road, Pope MS, for Flagrant Non-Support and Persistent Felony Offender 1. Davis was entered in NCIC as a fugitive and extradited from Lafayette County Detention Center in Oxford, MS by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. He is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Four meth arrests in Grayson County

On Monday, July 23rd, at approximately 2:43 p.m., Deputies from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the 3800 block of Bloomington Road in Leitchfield in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on 36-year-old Christopher Rigsby who was wanted out of Grayson and Edmonson Counties for several felonies. He was located inside of a vehicle along with 34-year-old Stacey Lambert, of Leitchfield, with a working “one step” meth lab in his lap. Once the scene was secure, Deputies called in the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force for cleanup and a search warrant for the property. The search warrant revealed two additional methamphetamine labs as well as multiple rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia, including pipes, scales, and baggies in and around the residence. There was also several grams of finished meth product as well as other meth making ingredients located at the scene. One suspect, 60-year-old Ricky Wilson, of Leitchfield, attempted to destroy evidence by knocking it out of the detective’s hands. He was charged with Manufacturing Meth, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Assault 2nd Degree (Police Officer). Also at the scene and an active participant in the crimes was 52-year-old Karen Staats, of Leitchfield. She was charged with Manufacturing Meth, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st (Meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rigsby was charged with Manufacturing Meth, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st (Meth), Trafficking Meth over 2 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Lambert was also charged with Manufacturing Meth. Three of the suspects, Wilson, Rigsby, and Lambert are convicted felons with previous drug crimes. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Task Force and the Leitchfield Police Department.

 

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

New principal at Metcalfe County High

Metcalfe County High School has named a new principal. Clint Graham, assistant principal at Green County High School, was named as the new principal of Metcalfe County High School during a press conference Tuesday at the Metcalfe County Schools Board of Education. Graham served as assistant principal for Green County High School for the past three years and he was previously a teacher and coach at Taylor County Schools. MCS Superintendent Benny Lile said in the press release that Graham has “all the qualities necessary to be a successful high school principal.”  Graham replaces former MCHS Principal Kelly Bell, who retired earlier this month.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Two drug  arrests in Cave City

Two people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday night in Cave City.  Officers with the Cave City Police Department were dispatched around 10:32 p.m. to the area of 601 Old Bardstown Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was located at the end of a long driveway with the passenger side door open. A male subject, identified as Tracy Wright, of Cave City, fled on foot as an officer approached the pickup.  Wright was apprehended at a residence where a female, identified as Heather Lyons, of Cave City, was standing outside. Wright was arrested, along with Lyons after K-9 Jax indicated a positive

alert of drugs on her purse. After a search of the vehicle as well, Wright was served with two outstanding arrest warrants along with charges of Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (on foot), Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess, Possession of Marijuana, Menacing and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Lyons was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess and Tampering With Physical Evidence.  Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Metcalfe County Grand Jury recent indictments

25-year-old Zacorey Alexander Bennett, of Louisville and 25-year-old Grant Michael Lankford, of Simpsonville, were included on a single indictment for Trafficking in a controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Surrender Revoked Operator’s License, Display/Possession of Cancelled/Fictitious Operator’s License and Possession of Marijuana.

26-year-old Brett Owen Brown, of Edmonton, was indicted on nine counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and one count of Forgery 3rd Degree.

41-year-old Marty Joe Hall, of Edmonton, was indicted on fifteen counts, which include: three counts of Rape 1st Degree, Domestic Violence, six counts of Sodomy 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment, Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault 4th Degree and Terroristic Threatening.

19-year-old Jackson Colby Blair, of Edmonton, was indicted for Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Criminal Trespass.

29-year-old Jesse Ray Shirley, of Tompkinsville, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Drug Paraphernalia, Operating on a Suspended/Revoked Operators License, Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance and Improper Display of Motor Vehicle Registration.

 

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Caverna High SBDM special meeting

Caverna High School SBDM Council will hold a special called meeting Monday, July 23rd, at 3:00 p.m. in the library.

 

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Two tornadoes confirmed in nearby counties

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes during severe storms in Kentucky that toppled trees and power lines. The weather service in Louisville says storms on Friday produced an EF-1 tornado in Hart County and an EF-0 tornado in Metcalfe County. In addition to strong winds, there were multiple reports of hail, ranging from the size of quarters in Louisville to the size of softballs in Tompkinsville. News outlets reported that power companies were still working Sunday to restore service to more than 20,000 customers who lost power in the storms. Kentucky Utilities spokesman Daniel Lowry told news outlets, crews hoped to have service restored by Tuesday.

 

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Golden Alert issued for Radcliff woman

Kentucky State Police Post 4 has issued a golden alert for a missing 70 year-old female from Radcliff. KSP Post 4 is requesting assistance locating Maggie D. Noggle, who suffers from dementia and was last seen at her residence located at 431 Oakridge Drive, Radcliff. Noggle is a 70 year-old white female, weighing 122 pounds and standing 5'02". She was last seen at 12:15 p.m. and was wearing a nightgown or possible jeans and brown moccasins. She is believed to be operating a blue 2007 Chevy Impala with Michigan license plate DPH-1765. If contact is made, please contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078.

 

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Hart County woman arrested for forgery

A 30 year-old woman has been arrested on forged checks by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. On Thursday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley and Deputy Bruce Neville received a complaint of forged checks that occurred in Hart County. 30 year-old Crystal Gail Derroussi, address unknown, was arrested in Munfordville and charged with resisting arrest and two counts of Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument 2nd degree - identify. Derroussi was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Pedestrian killed in Barren County

A 73 year-old Barren County woman has been killed in a pedestrian vs vehicle accident. At approximately 1:14 p.m. Friday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to the 8000 block of New Bowling Green Road in reference to a vehicle verses pedestrian accident. 54 year-old Timothy Dick, of Columbia, was traveling east in his 1993 Ford F250. Dick stated that he saw someone standing on the side of the roadway at a mailbox and as he got closer, started across the roadway. Dick stated he hit his horn and mover over partially off the roadway to avoid the pedestrian. The pedestrian, 73 year-old Barbara Goodall, of Smiths Grove, continued across the roadway, striking the driver's side of the vehicle. Goodall was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Dick was not injured in the accident.

 

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Friday, July 20th, 2018

Cave City woman arrested on meth charges

A 29 year-old Cave City woman was arrested Thursday night in Cave City.  Chief Terrill Riley conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car at Minit Mart parking lot. The driver, 29 year-old Jenny Ochoa, was arrested after K9 Jax was requested for assistance to search the inside of the vehicle. Ochoa was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, no registration receipt and possession of control substance 3rd degree. Ochoa was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  Chief RIley was assisted on scene by Officer Michael Stevenson, Officer Paul Reynolds, SGT James Roberts and Detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force.

 

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Friday, July 20th, 2018

Hepatitis A reported in Kentucky counties

In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department for Public Health made the recommendation in a statement Thursday that includes updates about the outbreak. Officials say Kentucky has the largest Hepatitis A outbreak in the nation with 1,094 cases spread over 65 of the state's 120 counties. Eight deaths have been reported. Officials say the virus remains centered primarily among those who use illegal drugs and the homeless. Hepatitis A is transmitted by oral contact with fecal matter. It attacks the liver and causes symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, fever and jaundice.

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Friday, July 20th, 2018

Burglary and attempted kidnapping arrest

A man has been arrested in Glasgow, after a complaint of a burglary and attempted kidnapping. Glasgow Police Officers say when they arrived they were told a man had kicked in the front door, attempting to take a woman against her will. The man, identified as John Johnson, took off running out the back door where he was apprehended by officers after a short foot pursuit. Officials say Johnson was attempting to forcefully remove his girlfriend from that home. They say she went to the home because they had been involved in a domestic dispute on South Franklin Street where they lived. The woman told officers that Johnson made threats to kill her and also had tried to take a juvenile against his will. John Johnson was arrested and taken to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR KEVIN DENTON OF HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  THE COURT WISHES TO CONGRATULATE BRO. KEVIN ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH.  THEY WILL CELEBRATE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH.

JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 169 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $10,700.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS, 2018/19 SALARY SCHEDULE, PAY CURRENT FLOOD PLAIN COORDINATOR KERRY MCDANIELS $3,000 PER YEAR, INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE 3 CITIES IN THE COUNTY, ADVERTISE TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY, ADVERTISE TO TAKE BIDS ON 2 NEW TRACTORS WITH OLD TRACTORS AS TRADE INS, ALLOW JUDGE MARTIN TO SIGN RUBBER-MODIFIED ASPHALT GRANT AGREEMENT, ADVERTISE FOR RUBBER-MODIFIED BIDS, AND MAGISTRATES REQUEST.  THE NEXT COURT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURT ROOM.

 

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Murder for hire case postponed

A Metcalfe County man charged with murder for hire has had his case postponed. Kevin Scott Gentry was to have appeared Monday in Barren Circuit Court, but an update on the case was postponed.  Gentry had been indicted by a Barren County Grand Jury in March 2016 on a count of criminal solicitation to murder, after he was arrested in Glasgow where he had met with an undercover detective to set up the deal. Then in April, Gentry pled guilty, and his final sentencing was set for July 9th, however, a trial that took a bit long than expected, pre-empted Gentry's trial and it was not rescheduled. Additional charges against Gentry in Metcalfe County and Barren County are still pending.

 

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Bowling Green seeks info in deadly shooting

Bowling Green Police are requesting the public's help in their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, July 11th,. 27 year-old Nevander Tardy was shot to death outside a Bowling Green apartment complex in the 2100 block of Rock Creek. Police believe a fight had broken out in the area prior to shots being fired. Tardy was pronounced dead at the scene.  Authorities believe this was a targeted attack, and the neighborhood is not in danger. Police ask if anyone has information concerning who might have committed the murder, please contact South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE or text a tip to SCKY to 274637, which spells the word "crimes" and you may remain anonymous. 

 

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Horse Cave Connector Preferred Route Selected

An alignment has been chosen as the preferred alternative for the future Horse Cave Connector. It is the green highlighted route which was previously publicized out of six possibilities (including a no-build option). The route connects KY 218 near Church Street to US 31W just south of Warehouse Road and features a bridge over the adjacent CSX Rail Line.

Currently, the state transportation budget has $1.5 Million allocated for right of way acquisition within the next two years. Future funding for utilities and construction will depend on the next transportation budget in 2020. In the best case scenario, construction could begin in five or six years.

Hart County government officials and stakeholders are currently in the application process to compete for a federal grant which has the potential to expedite the project by providing funding ahead of anticipated state allocations.

 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include approving: 2018-19 pay scale, Flood Plain Coordinator w/stipend and Job Description, interlocal agreement Bonnieville City, Munfordville City and Horse Cave City, approve to advertise surplus items for bid and to advertise for two tractors with trade and approve Colt Lease Resolution #18-07-19, purchase of three trucks, Hart County Solid Waste.

 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Street repairs in Horse Cave

Scotty's Paving will be working on streets in Horse Cave this week with weather permitting, to prepare them for paving repairs. Portions of Maple Avenue will be paved first, followed by Green Street and Vial Street. During times of repair, the street may not be passable. All residents of these streets should be aware of the construction and not park on the street until the work is completed. Funding for paving of city streets comes from Municipal Road Aid provided through the Commonwealth of Kentucky based on a formula of street miles within the city. Approximately $75,000 of these funds is being spent for these repairs.

 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Two Hart County men arrested for burglary

Two Hart County men have been arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office and charged with burglary. On Thursday, the Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint concerning the theft of barn lumber and illegal dumping on Mammoth Cave park Road in Hart County. Later on that day, Deputy Bruce Neville conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the recovery of the stolen barn lumber. 22 year-old Dustin W. Cline, 3095 North Dixie Highway in Bonnieville, and 39 year-old Gary W. Jewell, 1595 Davis Bend Road, Canmer, were arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd degree and deposit litter in receptacle and let elements carry away. A Hart County Bench Warrant was also executed on Jewell who had been declared a fugitive and entered in NCIC. Both Jewell and Cline were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Deadly weekend crash in Grayson County

At approximately 7:54 a.m., Grayson County Sheriff's Office Deputy D.J. Newton responded to the 1500 block of Rock Creek Road to investigate a fatality crash. Newton's investigation revealed that a 2004 GMC Yukon, driven by 56 year-old Laymon Jaggers, was southbound on Rock Creek Road in Clarkson when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a small culvert. The vehicle then went across a driveway and struck a tree with the driver's side rear, overturned and ejected it's sole occupant. Jaggers was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

City manager arrested for DUI

A city manager has been arrested in Cave City.  Cave City Police received reports Sunday night of a possible intoxicated driver leaving the Mexican Restaurant. Police located the vehicle on Old Bardstown Road and arrested the driver, city manager Robert Smith.  Smith was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card and operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license.  Smith was transported to the Barren County Detention Center and later released. 

 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Advisory Thursday - KY 728 In Hart County
Replacement of a pipe will require closure of KY 728 near Mile Marker 2 in Western Hart County on Thursday (July 19th). The location is near Robert Stinson Road. Work will begin at 7am local time and should be complete by mid-afternoon.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Woman drowns at Barren River Lake

A 50 year-old woman has drowned at Barren River Lake. The Haywood Fire Department was called out Monday after an incident at Barren River Lake. A woman, identified as 50 year-old Angela Dunagan, apparently drowned when the raft she was on tipped over. Dunagan was reportedly with a man who was on a different raft when it tipped. An autopsy is being conducted.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

United Way invests in Hart County

United Way of Southern Kentucky announced that it is investing a total of $8,515 in Education, Income, Health and Safety Net Programs and services for it's July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2019 funding period in Hart County. Nine local programs provided through six service providers will receive the allocated campaign dollars and donor designations. For more information, visit liveunitedtoday.com.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department makes numerous arrests

The Glasgow Police Department has made several recent arrests. Officers responded to Wal-Mart late Sunday night involving two employees shoplifting at the store. Arrested were 19 year-old Jacob Jose Colon, of Smiths Grove, and 19 year-old George P. Whiteside, of Glasgow. Both were charged with theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting under $500. During a traffic stop early Monday morning on Burkesville Road, 25 year-old Savannah L. Holley, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and theft by unlawful taking under $500. Also a passenger, 36 year-old Misty B. Johnson, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting under $500 and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.

A Glasgow man was arrested at a residence on Cedar Street early Sunday morning. 47 year-old Gary A. Simmons was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place (1st & 2nd offense).

Glasgow Police Officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart Saturday in reference to a shoplifter. 36 year-old Kelly N. Costello, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting under $500. Also on Saturday, 41 year-old Michael P. Herzog, of Glasgow, was charged with no registration plates or receipt and driving on a DUI suspended license - 1st offense.

An assault was reported to the Glasgow Police Department Saturday morning at Shamrock Place. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, identified as Simoney Jackson, who had apparent injuries. 26 year-old Adam Kinslow, of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury.

Four people were arrested on burglary charges Saturday night in Glasgow. A complaint was received by police that someone had kicked in a back door at a residence on Bryant Street. Arrested were 27 year-old Brittany Michelle Wyche, 50 year-old Charles D. Harper, 27 year-old Britney Marie Harper and 36 year-old Natalie Nichole Johnson, all of Glasgow. They were each charged with burglary 2nd degree. Britney Harper was also charged with possession of marijuana and Natalie Johnson was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (meth) and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess)

Early Saturday morning, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle driven by 27 year-old Steven A. Turner, of Glasgow, on S L Rogers Wells Blvd. Turner was arrested and charged with failure to produce insurance card, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (meth), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and possession or use of radio that sends/receives police messages. A passenger, 46 year-old Roscoe R. Ennis, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and tampering with physical evidence.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Fatality on I-65 in Bullitt County

A Bonnieville resident has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Bullitt County. According to a Bullitt County Coroner, the victim has been identified as 51 year-old Brenda Lane.. Deputy Coroner Sam Billings says Lane was sitting in a car stopped on the shoulder of I-65 north around 5:45 a.m. Monday when a white pickup truck rear-ended the car, sending it down an embankment and into some trees. Lane died at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Metcalfe County man arrested on drug charges

A Metcalfe County man was arrested Friday on several drug charges. Kentucky State Police responded to a home on Billy Sparks Road to execute an arrest warrant around 5:38 p.m. Troopers were given consent to search the home and found a marijuana grinder, small plastic bags containing a crystal like substance, straws and glass smoke pipes. Nicholas Williams was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

E-town mother arrested for wanton endangerment

A 29 year-old Elizabethtown woman, who police say left her 3 year-old son unattended Sunday for several hours while at work, now faces a felony charge of first-degree wanton endangerment. Blanca Martinez Cordon could face up to five years in prison. According to an arrest citation, the child was seen running around "in the street without supervision" and ended up at Grace Heartland Church. When a neighbor unsuccessfully attempted to contact Cordon, they contacted Elizabethtown Police Department. EPD found the mother working at a local restaurant and brought her home. She said she left the child at 10:00 a.m. and police became involved around 7:50 p.m. The child was taken by Child Protective Services and placed in a foster home. Cordon is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear July 27th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Estate administrators sue in murdered woman's case

Administrators of an estate of a murdered Barren County woman, are suing the City of Glasgow, the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center and two boards for the dispatch center. A complaint

was filed Friday in Barren Circuit Court by Sheryl Bailey and Carmon Harlow, who are co-administrators of the estate of 22 year-old Kristen Rae Edwards. Edwards was killed two years ago by Clark W. Smith,

who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder. The civil lawsuit alleges "negligent failure" which contributed to the wrongful death and pain and suffering of Kristen Edwards.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Guilty but mentally ill plea made in murder case

A 55 year-old man charged with murder has pled guilty, but mentally ill. Clark Smith made the plea Monday in Barren Circuit Court to charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse in the death of 22 year-old Kristen Edwards. Edwards body was found in the Green River in July of 2016. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has recommended a sentence of 25 years.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Hart County man pleads guilty to product tampering

A 44 year-old Hart County man has pleaded guilty to product tampering charges in U.S. District Court. Waylon Horton pleaded guilty to placing pieces of glass into styrafoam drinking cups while working at Dart Container. Glass pieces were found in three separate restaurants in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Horton could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison, be fined up to $250,000 and be placed on supervised release for up to three years. And according to the plea agreement, Horton will also owe restitution in an amount to be determined at sentencing. Horton had faced 139 first degree wanton endangerment charges at the state level. Horton will be sentenced on October 11th in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Hearing scheduled for Cave City businessman

A hearing has been scheduled for a Cave City businessman accused of federal bank fraud. Michael T. Barrick, also known as Kentuckyana Jones, faces five counts of bank fraud. A hearing has been scheduled for July 25th. Barrick was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2016. The indictment alleges that Barrick worked with co-defendants Lorri Hughes, Roger D. Hagan and Garry Hammer to execute schemes to obtain money from American Bank & Trust, Monticello Bank and what was then known as PBI Bank, under false pretenses when buying and selling property. The case has been scheduled for trial  January 28th, 2019.

 

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Tabor resigns as tourist executive director

The Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission's board is now searching for a new executive director. The board voted Monday during a special-called meeting to accept the resignation of executive director Sharon Tabor. Tabor has held the position for six years and resigned Friday at noon, as she is retiring. The board of directors voted during the meeting to advertise the executive director's position for 60 days. No action was taken to appoint an interim director.

 

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, July 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Munfordville man seeks to dismiss charges

A man charged in federal court with consumer product tampering is seeking to have the case against him dismissed on the grounds that the items he is accused of sabotaging are not considered by law to be consumer products. 43 year-old Waylon Horton, of Munfordville, is charged with a single count of consumer product tampering, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Horton has pleaded not guilty in U. S. District Court in Bowling Green and awaits a trial, which is set for July 16th.

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Cave City woman dies in house fire

A 63 year-old Cave City woman has been found dead after a house fire. The Cave City Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire at 720 Jenny Road at 4:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon. When they arrived, they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. After about 15 minutes of working to control the blaze, firefighters were able to get close enough to the house to start looking for any victims. Officials identified the victim as 63 year-old Christine Wilkins. The Cave City Fire Department found out about the fire from a  family member who happened to be driving in that area and then saw the blaze. They said it appeared to have been going for some time. Wilkins' body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy. The Cave City Fire Department and State Fire Marshall continue to investigate the cause of the fire. The department was assisted by the Park City and Hiseville Fire Departments along with the Barren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Hearing in Barren District Court in murder case

A preliminary hearing was held in Barren District Court Friday involving a murder case. Defendant Bobby Ray Conatser is charged with murder in the death of 40 year-old Kevin M. Miller, of Scottsville. On July 8th, Millers body was found on Lick Branch Road near his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Miller died from a gunshot wound to the back. Conatser told investigators he had been having issues with Mr. Miller coming onto his property and was attempting to hit Miller with his shotgun and it accidentally discharged. District Judge Gabe Pendleton concluded that the case will be sent to the grand jury.  Conatser's bail remains at $500,000. 

 

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Friday, July 13th, 2018

Cram the Cruiser for Caverna Schools

Cram the Cruiser will be held at Family Dollar and IGA in Horse Cave on Friday and Saturday, July 13th & 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Horse Cave Police will be there and the event is sponsored by Studio 101 - WLOC.

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Friday, July 13th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department arrests

A 27 year-old Glasgow man was arrested early Friday morning for reckless driving. The Glasgow Police Department observed a Dodge Ram pickup traveling east on the Cumberland Parkway at a high rate of speed. Radar confirmed that the driver, Joshua Randall Rose was traveling at 102 mph in a 70 mph zone. Rose was arrested and charged with speeding 26 mph or greater speed limit (limited access), reckless driving and operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license. Rose was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

A Glasgow woman was arrested Thursday night at Family Dollar in Glasgow. 25 year-old Jennifer Mae Huff was charged with theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting under $500. Huff was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 13th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges and endangering the welfare of a minor.  An officer with the Glasgow Police Department responded to 112 Parkview Drive to assist in locating 21 year-old Travis Druin, of Glasgow. Once inside the residence, Druin was located with five children in his care.  DSS was called to the scene and a search was conducted by drug court. Druin was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Two of the children were taken by DSS for placement, while the other three were left in the care of Druin's girlfriend. Druin was taken into custody and transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 13th, 2018

Three drug arrests in Metcalfe County

Three people were arrested on drug charges early Thursday morning in Metcalfe County. KSP troopers and deputies with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at a residence on the Randolph-Summer Shade Road. 49 year-old Bryan McCue and 43 year-old Thomas Stone, both of Summer Shade, were arrested along with 32 year-old Christy Jones, of Scottsville.  All three were charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, less than 2 grams of methamphetamine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jones was also charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension of a person.

All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Attorney files motion to withdraw

An attorney hired to represent a Cave City businessman in a federal bank fraud case has filed a motion to withdraw.  Michael T. Barrick, known as Kentuckyana Jones, faces five counts of bank fraud and was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2016. Barrick retained Attorney Crystal L. Thompson with Gary S. Logsdon and Associates in Brownsville, on April 11th to represent him.  Thompson stated her ground for motion to withdraw was that a fundamental disagreement has arisen and created a material and substantial strain on the attorney/client relationship. Thompson's motion to withdraw from the case has not yet been granted. The indictment alleges that Kentuckyana Jones worked with co-defendants Lorri Hughes, Roger D. Hagan and Garry Hammer to execute schemes to obtain money from American Bank and Trust, Monticello Bank and what was then known as PBI Bank, under false pretenses when buying and selling property.  Barrick and his codefendants pleaded not guilty to all charges.A hearing has been scheduled for July 25th. The case is scheduled for trial on Jan. 28, 2019.

 

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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Structure fire in Glasgow

The Glasgow Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire Tuesday evening. Fire units arrived and found a working structure fire with flames showing from the rear of the building. The house was owned by Jane Burrow and was occupied by Angela Whitlow. Officials are currently investigating the cause of the fire. Fire department units were helped by units from the Glasgow Police, Barren Metcalfe EMS, Glasgow EPB and Glasgow Water Company.

 

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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

E-town man arrested for assault

A 34 year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday night with felony assault on a woman.  Eric Harris is charged with second-degree assault – domestic violence. Harris reportedly became involved in an altercation with a woman inside a Wallace Court home in Elizabethtown, and struck the woman in the face. When Elizabethtown police arrived at the home, they found a woman bleeding from the nose. She told police that after Harris hit her, he strangled her and that “she began to lose consciousness,” Harris reportedly left the home and was arrested on Bush Lane. The reported incident happened at 9:15 p.m. and Harris was arrested at 10:25 p.m. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.  He is scheduled to appear at 9:00 a.m. July 20th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Three drug arrests at Happy Valley Inn

Three people were arrested and four children placed in protective custody Monday night after officers responded to a call at the Happy Valley Inn in Glasgow. The caller stated that a female was chasing someone with a ball bat. 25 year-old James A. Green, of Cave City, 25 year-old Christy K. McClellin, of Glasgow, and 26 year-old Misty Bowe, of Glasgow, were each arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense -methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia -buy/possess and endangering the welfare of a minor. All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Recent arrests by Glasgow Police Department

The Glasgow Police Department made several recent arrests.

On Sunday, 19 year-old Keaton Larae Runyon was arrested after a traffic stop on Eastview Drive, and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense.

On Monday, 48 year-old Linda L. Coffey, of Glasgow, was arrested after officers responded to a complaint on W. Water Street. Coffey was charged with public intoxication - controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia -buy/possess.

27 year-old Matthew Tyler Wheeler, of Glasgow, was arrested Monday and charged with assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the Burkesville Road. 28 year-old Emily A. Zagorruyko, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence.

And, 38 year-old Elizabeth A. Sowers, of Glasgow, was arrested for no registration plates or receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravating circumstance) and driving on a suspended license, 1st offense (aggravating circumstance).

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury has returned 11 indictments. They include:

34 year-old Justin Caswell, of Horse Cave, for complicity to theft by unlawful taking and persistent felony offender.

33 year-old Larry Goodman, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle on a revoked license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

30 year-old Rebecca Daniel, of Sonora, for complicity to theft by unlawful taking.

26 year-old Dakota Fields, of Glasgow, for complicity to theft by unlawful taking.

23 year-old Charles Burden, of Sonora, for complicity to theft by unlawful taking.

55 year-old Jason Finney, of Horse Cave, on sexual abuse, 1st degree, of a victim under 12 years of age.

44 year-old Dewayne McBride, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking and public intoxication.

31  year-old Franchesca Rutherford, of Glasgow, for complicity to theft by unlawful taking.

24 year-old Jessica Lynn Jaggers, of Canmer, for wanton endangerment, no operators license and no insurance.

26 year-old Dannielle Milton, of Glasgow, for complicity to theft by unlawful taking.

And 82 year-old Billy Furlong, of Hardyville, for theft by unlawful taking.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Texas Man Arrested For Sodomy Of A Minor

A Texas man has now been arrested on sodomy charges involving a minor. KSP Post 4 were notified on June 24th that a minor had been sexually assaulted at a residence on Stovall Road in Hardin County. On Tuesday, KSP Post 4 Detectives, with the assistance of the Louisville Metro Police Department, located 25 year-old Jarret David Sadler, of Magnolia, TX.  Sadler was arrested and charged with sodomy, 2nd degree and sexual abuse, 1st degree and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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 Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Father arrested for attempted murder

A father has been arrested for attempted murder in Barren County. At approximately 8:31 p.m. Tuesday night, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to 943 Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Road in reference to a domestic situation where a male subject was shooting at his adult son. The father, 56 year-old Cary Lemons stated that he and his son had gotten into an altercation that had turned physical. Lemons told deputies his son was choking him and that's when he grabbed a pistol, firing over his son's head. Lemons also fired a 9mm handgun as his son fled down a hallway. Lemon's son stated that he was acting in self defense during the physical altercation and fled out a window until deputies arrived on the scene. Cary Lemons was charged with (Attempted) Murder- Domestic Violence and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.


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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Weekend arrests by Glasgow Police

after traffic stops.   41 year-old James Barnes, of Smiths Grove, was arrested and charged with No Registration Plates, Reckless Driving, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence Alcohol / Drugs 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License.

Also on Saturday, 55 year-old Jimmy Minton, of Glasgow, and 44 year-old Joseph Harper, of Glasgow, were both arrested for Trafficking in Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).

All three men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Glasgow man pleads not guilty to murder

The Glasgow man accused of killing a Scottsville man has entered a plea in Barren Circuit Court. 52 year-old Bobby Conatser pleaded not guilty Tuesday to shooting and killing 40 year-old Kevin Miller this past weekend. Miller's body was found beside Lick Branch Road in Barren County early Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police say he had been shot in the back with a shotgun. Conatser will be back in court Friday morning for his preliminary hearing.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Two Cave City residents arrested

A traffic stop in Barren County Monday resulted in the arrests of two Cave City residents. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on New Bowling Green Road where they were given consent to search the vehicle. Calvin Fuller, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Control Substance 3rd Degree – Drug Unspecified.  Debra Reynolds, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with Rear License Plate Not Illuminated, No Tail Lamps, Possession Control Substance 3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified , Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Metcalfe woman sentenced to 10 years

A Metcalfe County woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday. Final sentencing for 27 year-old Amy Vaughn took place in Metcalfe Circuit Court after she had previously entered a guilty plea as part of an agreement reached between her attorney and the prosecution. The case involves a crash that occurred Sept. 15th, 2016, along U.S. 68 at mile 14 in Metcalfe County, where Vaughn's vehicle left the roadway and overturned. A passenger, 26 year-old William Paul Morris, of Edmonton, died from injuries sustained in the crash. Vaughn was indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree

wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, with aggravator.

 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Murder pretrial conference in Metcalfe Circuit Court

Bobbie D. Lawson, who is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in relation to the death of 30 year-old Bobby L. Hubert, appeared in court where a counter offer was received from Lawson's attorney Greg Berry. However, Hubert's mother was unable to be present at the conference and the prosecution stated he did not think the counteroffer would be agreeable.  Another pretrial conference was set for September 25th with Lawson's case set for trial in January.
 

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Two Vehicle Rollover Collision Results in Multiple Injuries

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call of an injury collision involving two passenger vehicles, at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday morning. The collision had occurred southbound on Interstate 65 near the 71 mile marker. Post 3 Troopers responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation indicated that Nita Miller (60) of Elizabethtown, KY was operating a 2012 Nissan Juke while traveling in the right lane in front of Taylor C. Boiling (22) of Quitman, AR. Boiling’s vehicle struck Miller’s in a rear end manner, causing both to lose control. Miller’s vehicle crossed multiple lanes of travel, first striking a concrete barrier wall off the left shoulder, then re-entering the roadway, and finally exiting the right southbound shoulder coming to final rest against an earth embankment. Upon initial impact, Boiling’s vehicle exited the right shoulder striking an earth embankment causing the vehicle to overturn multiple revolutions before coming to final rest against a tree. Taylor Boiling was transported from the scene by KY 8 medical helicopter and flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Nita Miller was transported by Hart County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of possible injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation is being conducted by Master Trooper Ronnie Reynolds. He was assisted on the scene by Post 3 Troopers, Hart County EMS, Bonnieville Fire Department, and KY 8.

 

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Caverna High School SBDM Council meetings

There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Caverna High School Decision Based Council (SBDM) on Wednesday, July 11th, at 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to interview for the CHS Principal position.

There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Caverna High School Decision Based Council (SBDM) on Thursday, July 12th, at 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to discuss the potential candidate for employment to fill the CHS Principal position.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

E-town woman arrested on several charges

An Elizabethtown woman was arrested on Friday on multiple charges, including endangering the welfare of a minor. According to an arrest citation, 41 year-old Teresa Perkins, was initially pulled over for a traffic stop by Elizabethtown Police.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and police discovered ammunition and a loaded Taurus 9 mm handgun, along with suspected crystal meth. Perkins is being held in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center. 

 

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Florida man arrested for murder

A Florida man has been arrested for murder in Hardin County.  A homicide investigation is underway by Elizabethtown Police after a woman's body was found Saturday morning at a residence in the 500 block

of Joan Avenue. The Elizabethtown Police Department arrested 20 year-old Joseph Capstraw, of Florida, on a murder charge.  A spokesman said the victim and the accused knew each other. 

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested for burglary

After receiving several tips, the Glasgow Police Department searched a residence at 580 Hidden Lake Road Monday where they found Thomas Dilley, Jr. Officers say they also found clothing that matched the description that was used in the burglary of The Town & Country Pharmacy on Friday. They arrested Thomas Dilley Jr. and charged him with Burglary 3rd degree and Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree. Dilley was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Tennessee man killed on I-65

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision Monday at 6:18 a.m. that had occurred southbound on I-65 near the 36 mile marker in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 83 year-old James C. Williams, of McMinnville, TN, who was operating a 2000 Subaru Outback, traveled southbound in the right lane of travel and his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway. Upon exiting the roadway, Williams' vehicle traveled down an earth embankment striking a tree before coming to a final rest. According to witness accounts, Williams' vehicle caught fire upon impact, causing severe damage to the front of the vehicle. Williams was pronounced deceased on scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Hart County Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

Hart County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon will be held Wednesday, July 11th, at 12 noon at the Hart County Ag Center, South Dixie Hwy, Munfordville. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a buffet meal.  For reservations, contact the chamber office at 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Hart County Schools Open Enrollment Tuesday

Hart County Schools will hold open enrollment on Tuesday, July 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at each elementary school and at the Hart County High School. Registration is for any new student who will be attending Hart County Schools for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) physical examination record

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate

c) birth certificate

d) child's social security card.

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

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, July 9th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Hart County Salvation Army Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, July 10th, at noon at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Canmer woman arrested for wanton endangerment

A 24 year-old Hart County woman has been arrested on Wanton Endangerment charges. According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, Thursday Hart County Sheriff Deputies arrested Jessica Jaggers, of 1595 Davis Bend Road, Canmer. Jaggers was served a Hart County Indictment Warrant for Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, No Operators/Moped License and Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance. Subsequent to this arrest, Jaggers was also charged for Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. Jaggers was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Pharmacy burglary investigation in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department on Friday responded to a burglary at Town & Country Pharmacy on East Main Street. Officers say glass in the front door had been broken out and an unknown person entered the pharmacy at around 1:10 a.m. Officers were able to recover a picture of the male subject. They say the subject was wearing a dark colored hoodie shirt and camo pants. If anyone has seen or know the identity of the male subject, please call the department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested for murder

On Sunday morning at 3:57 a.m., KSP Post 3 received a call from Glasgow dispatch regarding a subject that had been located in Barren County on Lick Branch Road by a passing motorist. Barren County Deputies had arrived and found the subject deceased and requested assistance from Kentucky State Police Post 3 after they found the deceased, 40 year-old Kevin M. Miller, of Scottsville, had suffered an apparent gunshot injury. Uniformed Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene. Detectives with Post 3 processed the scene throughout the early morning hours. Upon completion of a preliminary investigation, it was found that an altercation had ensued on the roadway between 52 year-old Bobby R. Conatser, of Lick Branch Road and Miller, which concluded with Conatser firing a shotgun, striking Miller in the back. Detectives arrested 52 year-old Bobby R. Conatser, of Lick Branch Road, Glasgow, charging him with one count of murder. He is currently lodged in the Barren County Jail. The case is being led by Detective Gary Travis with KSP Post 3 and is ongoing. Detective Travis was assisted by the Barren County Sheriff's Department, Barren County Coroner's Office, Barren County DES and Barren/Metcalfe County EMS.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Hart County Indictment warrants executed

On Friday, July 6th, Hart County Sheriff's Deputy John Warnock executed two Hart County Grand Jury Indictment Warrants at the Hart County Jail. 44 year-old Dewyne F. McBride, of 132 McCubbins Ln. Munfordville, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense Methamphetamine, Public Intoxication Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol), Theft by Unlawful Taking from vehicle under $500. McBride is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bond. 33 year-old Larry E. Goodman, of 1002 National Turnpike, Munfordville, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense Methamphetamine, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense and Failure to Produce Insurance Card. Goodman is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Hart County Clerk's Office closed Saturday

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Saturday, July 7th.

 

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Traffic Advisory- KY 259 in Grayson County

Repair work begins Monday (July 9th) along KY 259 (Anneta Road) between Mile Markers 9 - 10 about two miles south of Leitchfield to repair a slide. Work is expected to take between 1 - 2 weeks. While the road will not be completely blocked, motorists are advised to take an alternate route between the hours of 7am to 3:30pm due to expected delays. Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through, if needed.

 

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Caverna SBDM meeting Monday

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting Monday at 5:00 p.m. in the high school library.

 

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Bowling Green man arrested in Barren County

At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Thursday the Barren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Burkesville Road in reference to a reckless driver. A deputy observed the vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road, turning onto Chenoweth Road. The driver refused to stop and continued into the city limits of Glasgow and struck a concrete curve. The driver of the vehicle, 47 year-old Arlis Hewitt, Jr., of Bowling Green, was taken into custody. Hewitt was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravated circumstance, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree - motor vehicle, reckless driving, wanton endangerment, 1st degree, trafficking in a controlled substance methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and improper registration plate. Hewitt was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Glasgow man arrested after complaint

A Glasgow man was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a complaint. According to the Glasgow Police Department, officers went to an address on East Main Street and the person living there granted consent to search the residence. Police found drug paraphernalia and a counterfeit $100 and arrested 51 year-old Robert Suver, of Glasgow, on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

K-9 Marco joins Grayson County Sheriff’s Office

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has received a generous donation from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the fight against drugs. The GCSO took possession of 8-year-old, Marco approximately 2 weeks ago. Marco is a single purpose law enforcement K-9 that is trained in the detection of illegal narcotics that include marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. Sgt. Fred Norder will be the handler for Marco. Sgt. Norder has over 13 years’ experience as a K-9 handler and this will be his 3rd Police K-9.

 

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Hart County Fair underway at Fairgrounds

The 2018 Hart County Fair is continuing through Saturday night. Friday's events include the Dairy Show and Quilt Contest, BBQ contest, Mini Car Demolition Derby and Karaoke Contest. On Saturday, come out to the fair for the Split White Oak Basket Contest, Blackberry Cobbler Contest and Bullwhip Rodeo. Admission is $10 and includes all the rides. The fairgrounds is located at Rowletts.

 

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Four injured in Crash on KY 210

A two-vehicle crash on KY 210 between Hodgenville and Elizabethtown injured four people on Tuesday evening. Kentucky State Police say 18 year-old Donovan Haire, of Elizabethtown, pulled out of a driveway into the path of an eastbound vehicle being driven by 50 year-old Leitulagi Weathers, of Elizabethtown. Haire and a 16 year-old passenger were air-lifted to University of Louisville Hospital and are listed in critical condition. Weathers and a 2 year-old passenger were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. KY 210 was blocked nearly four hours as a result of the crash and investigative reconstruction of the incident.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Glasgow man dies; two injured in crash

The crash occurred just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday near the Prewitts Knob Road intersection on KY 90. Officials say 19 year-old Mark Detweiler, of Munfordville, told deputies he was traveling eastbound in his 2011 Chevy Camaro and lost control due to water on the roadway. The vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2013 Nissan Rogue operated by 51 year-old John Goad, of Glasgow. Mr. Goad was pronounced dead at the scene while a passenger in his vehicle, 55 year-old Laura Goad, also of Glasgow, was flown from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Detweiler was also flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An investigation into the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

E-town man sentenced for child pornography

A 49 year-old Elizabethtown man was sentenced Monday to 11 years on child pornography charges. 49 year-old Shannon Reeves was found guilty on 25 counts related to possessing or viewing child pornography. The jury discussed his sentence Monday for two hours before handing down it's decision. As part of the sentence, Reeves will be a lifetime registered sex offender and be required to complete a sex offender treatment program in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence, or about 26 months.

 

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

One stabbed and another injured in Hart County

On Wednesday, July 4th, Hart County Deputy Sheriff's Jacob Hodges and Bruce Neville responded to a complaint that a male had been stabbed at 7401 North Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville.  Nathan Webb was located at the address and had been stabbed in the side. Webb was transported by Hart County EMS to Caverna Hospital. 62 year-old Allen Gibson, of 7409 North Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville, was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd degree. Gibson was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Glasgow house fire caused by truck backfire

A house fire occurred early Tuesday morning in Glasgow. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a residence on Riverside Drive where they discovered a pickup parked inside an attached garage with the engine compartment on fire. The fire spread to the front of the home and into the attic. Firefighters rescued two dogs in the home and the fire wasquickly put out. The fire was determined to be caused by an engine backfire in the pickup truck that then spread into the home.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department make several arrests

47 year-old Mark C. Runyon, of Glasgow, was arrested on Happy Valley Road early Tuesday morning after leaving the scene of a collision on foot. Runyon was charged with theft by unlawful taking auto - $10,000 or more, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 1st offense, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot) and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render air or assistance.

A Columbia woman was arrested Tuesday night on E. Main Street in Glasgow. 24 year-old Ashley N. McAllister was charged with speeding 13 mph over the limit, communication device violation, 1st offense, failure to produce insurance card, no operator's license, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 1st offense and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

Officers responded to a residence at 105 Combs Blvd late Tuesday night, after receiving a call from a mother that her 21 year-old son had been smoking spice and was falling asleep on the porch. 21 year-old Taylor Ray Logan was also on probation and wearing an ankle monitor. Logan was charged with possession of synthetic drugs - 2nd or subsequent offense and possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified.

A physical domestic altercation was investigated in the early morning hours of Tuesday at a parking lot on Max Wagner Drive. 19 year-old Kaitlyn Shea Brown, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence), minor injury.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Traffic Advisory - KY 1832 in LaRue County (Salem Church Road)

An emergency pipe replacement is in progress along KY 1832 (Salem Church Road) in LaRue County near the intersection of KY 2217 (Salem Lake Road). The road is

closed. There is access on each side of the closure via a short local route. Work should be completed and the road reopened by the end of this week (weather permitting).

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Hart County enrollment Tuesday

Hart County Schools will hold open enrollment on Tuesday, July 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at each elementary school and the Hart County High School. Registration is for any new student who will be attending Hart County Schools for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring their physical examination record, up-to-date immunization certificate, birth certificate and child's social security card. For additional information, contact Daniel Hawkins, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631.

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Glasgow ESB burglarized on West Main

A Glasgow bank was burglarized early Monday morning. The Glasgow Police Department responded to an alarm that sounded at Edmonton State Bank on West Main Street. Video surveillance shows a tall slender type person driving a U-Haul. No employees were at the bank at the time of the burglary. West Main Street branch. Should you have any information or leads in this case, please contact the Glasgow Police Dept. at 270-651-5151 or 270-651-6165.

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Several weekend arrests in Glasgow

On Saturday, officers responded to numerous complaints involving a man who was using binoculars while watching children play. 56 year-old Ricky Allan Pennycuff, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with public intoxication - controlled substance and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. 18 year-old Austin Neil Irwin, of Smiths Grove, was arrested after fleeing on foot from Wal-Mart. Irwin was charged with theft by unlawful taking and fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree. 47 year-old Kelly Wayne Franklin, of Glasgow, was arrested on Willow Drive, for public intoxication - controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, possession of a controlled substance not in a proper container, 1st offense and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

On Sunday, 29 year-old Quin Paul Ritter, of Glasgow, was arrested on Market Street after officers responded to his mother's residence. Ritter was charged with menacing.

And 28 year-old Kelvin A. Starr, of Glasgow, was arrested after officers responded to a possible fight at 122 Village Circle. Starr was charged with Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) no visible injury and criminal mischief, 2nd degree.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Barn and equipment destroyed by lightening

One barn was destroyed by lightning as thunderstorms moved through the local area Monday night. A barn belonging to Matt Dennison on 31-E, was destroyed. The barn was housing several farming implements and items used in harvesting vegetables for Dennison's Roadside Market. The barn was a total loss.

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Grayson County confirms drowning

The County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police in Elizabethtown have confirmed a person drowned at Rough River Lake on Monday. According to sources, 19 year-old Bryan Sadler, of Falls of Rough, drowned while trying to swim across the lake. The investigation is continuing into the drowning.

 

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Bank robbery investigation in Big Clifty

On Monday at 12:07 p.m., Grayson County Dispatch notified Kentucky State Police Post 4 requesting assistance with a bank robbery. The robbery occurred at the Wilson & Muir Bank located at 9790 Elizabethtown Road in Big Clifty. The preliminary investigation has revealed that two unknown suspects entered the bank brandishing a gun and demanding money. The suspects then exited the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency, and left in a blue newer model passenger car believed to be a Nissan, traveling north toward Hardin Springs Road. The Kentucky State Police Post 04 is requesting if you have any information regarding this case or know the identity of the unknown males and/or their whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Hart County Fair this week

This year's Hart County Fair continues Tuesday with the Tiny Miss & Mister Pageant, Fried Pie Contest, Little Miss and Mister Pageant and Little Miss Princess. At 7:00 p.m., it's the Truck Pull followed by the Miss Teen Hart County Fair. On Wednesday, enjoy the Ice Cream Eating Contests, the Miss Hart County Fair and Truck Pull. Then on Thursday, the Beef Show, Fried Chicken Contest, KOI Drag Racing and the Mule Show. Admission is only $10 and the fair is located at the Hart County Fairgrounds.

 

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Executive order issued for Horse Cave

An Executive Order has been issued as pertains to the Shooting of Fireworks in Horse Cave. As Mayor and Chief Executive Officer of Horse Cave and in the interest of safety for all citizens of Horse Cave, Randall Curry proclaims legal consumer fireworks may be discharged now through Saturday, July 7th, in celebration of Independence Day and the discharge of fireworks shall not take place after 10:00 p.m. CST.

 

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Caverna SBDM Council meeting Tuesday

There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Caverna High School Decision Based Council (SBDM) on Tuesday, July 3rd, in the Industrial Maintenance classroom at 5:00 p.m. for principal selection training.

 

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Kentucky increases state's cigarette tax

Kentucky smokers are now seeing an increase in the cost of their cigarettes. The Kentucky General Assembly voted to increase the state's cigarette tax from 60 cents to $1.10 per pack earlier this year. That tax increase took effect Sunday, with a 50 cent tax increase per pack of cigarettes. The increase is estimated to generate about $132 million in 2019, with that money reportedly going to fund public education.  Although health advocates were pushing for a $1 increase on cigarette tax, the increase is still said to be historic.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Hart County places 1st at FBLA convention

Hart County Parliamentary Team won first place in the National FBLA Convention over the weekend in Baltimore. Team Coach is Assistant Superintendent Wesley Waddle and the team members include: Elora Avery, Lillian Clauson, Madeline Gardner, Rebecca Jones and Lyndsey Sweet. Congratulations to Hart County.

 

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Cave City man arrested after crash

A 38 year-old Cave City man has been arrested after an accident near Jonesville. At approximately 11:00 p.m. Thursday, Hart County Sheriff's Deputy John Warnock responded to a one car injury accident on Jonesville Mill Road in the Jonesville area. The passenger of the vehicle, Kimberly Michelle Curry, of Greensburg, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital by the Hart County EMS. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident. On Friday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley received  complaints from residents in the area of a suspicious male walking in the Jonesville Mill Road area. Sheriff Hensley located and arrested the individual, identified as 38 year-old Jeffrey D. Rowe, of Cave City. Rowe was determined to be the driver from the previous night's accident and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid/assistance with death or serious physical injury. Rowe was previously enter3ed in the Nation Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a fugitive with warrants issued from Barren and Allen counties. Charges from these counties included: manufacturing, trafficking and possession of methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, criminal trespassing, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and being a persistent felony offender. Rowe is lodged in the Hart County Jail; no bond has been set.

 

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Friday, June 29th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department arrests several

The Glasgow Police Department made several arrests recently. Officers were in route Wednesday afternoon responding to a residence on Rogers Road involving a domestic violence incident, when they were advised that a white passenger car had left the scene. The vehicle was located in the parking lot at Burger King. After an investigation, 29 year-old Darron Wren, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with no operator's - moped license. In an earlier incident on N Race Street, police were advised of a possible suicide attempt. Upon arrival, officers found a woman with what appeared to be self-inflicted knife wounds. EMS was requested and she was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital. While at the emergency room, the woman, identified as 41 year-old Christine Marie Fuentes, became hostile. Fuentes was charged with disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, resisting arrest and menacing.

A complaint warrant was executed Wednesday on a Tompkinsville man. 19 year-old Bradley Adams was charged with leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid or assistance and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense.

On Tuesday, after a traffic stop on East Main Street, 52 year-old Rebecca Neal Hampton, of Glasgow, was arrested for speeding 15 mph over the limit, no brake lights, careless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, June 29th, 2018

Child pornography trial under in E-town

The trial of an Elizabethtown man involved in a child pornography case is underway. Testimony was heard Thursday by a Hardin Circuit Court jury in the case of 49 year-old Shannon Ray Reeves, who faces more than 80 charges related to child pornography.  Reeves was arrested in May 2017 as part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch and his trial began Wednes­day with jury selection. Reeves faces 81 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying sexual

performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. The trial is expected to continue today with the defense presenting its case.

 

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Cave City physician and wife arraigned on federal charges

Dr. Chanda Reddy pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to all counts in an indictment charging him with two counts of conspiring to commit health care fraud and one count each of conspiring to make false statements relating to health care matters and conspiring to illegally use a DEA registration number issued to another person. Dr. Reddy’s wife, Vinodini Dundumalla Reddy, was arraigned on two counts of conspiring to commit health care fraud and a count of conspiring to make false statements relating to health care matters.

Both Reddy and his wife are accused of billing Medicare under Dr. Reddy’s National Provider Identifier for services performed by nurse practitioners while he was out of the office. Medicare reimburses a higher rate for services performed by a doctor instead of a nurse practitioner.

Dr. Reddy has also been accused of conspiring to have pre-signed controlled substance prescriptions for his nurse practitioners to use while he was away from his practice.

Two others are also facing criminal charges: Monica Berry, a former medical assistant, and Brandon Gordon. Berry & Gordon are each charged with conspiring to unlawfully distribute controlled substances, three counts of conspiring to commit health care fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft. Both pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Dr. Reddy, his wife and Gordon are free on $25,000 unsecured bonds, while Berry is free on her own recognizance.

 

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

2018 Hart County Fair begins Saturday

Saturday events will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the 4-H Lamb & Sheep Show followed by the 4-H Market Swine Show at the Show Barn. At 10:00 a.m., it's the 4-H Goat Show and at 1:00 p.m. the 4-H & Open Poultry Show. Come out at 6:30 p.m. for the 4-H & Open Horse Show at the Show Ring. Monday night is Family night with admission for only $8. Monday's events include the morning FFA & Adult Tractor Driving Contest at the Motor Sport Track followed with the 4-H Pet & Dog Show and 4-H & Open Rabbit Show. Monday afternoon beginning at 5:00 p.m., the Pedal Pull will be held at the Fairgrounds with a Baby Contest at 6:00 p.m. at the Ag Building, followed by a Live Concert with Red Shadows Band. The Miss Pre-Teen Hart County Fair contest will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the Ag Building. WLOC - Studio 101 will have daily fair reports with results from all the events throughout the week of the Hart County Fair.

 

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

New taxes for Ky residents next week

Kentucky residents will pay a slew of new taxes beginning next week. Starting Sunday, prices for things like car repairs, tanning bed visits, veterinarian care and gym memberships will jump 6 % because of a new law. On the same day, nonprofits will have to add an extra 6% for admission prices to cultural and athletic events. The change comes from a recent state Supreme Court ruling that says the Kentucky Constitution does not exempt nonprofits from state sales and use taxes. Republicans are defending the taxes by noting they will spend the extra money on public education. The changes also include a tax cut for many. Most state taxpayers had paid 6 % of their taxable income to the state. Now, they will pay 5 %.

 

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Metcalfe County Grand Jury recent indictments

The Metcalfe County Grand Jury recently indicted several people. They include:

45 year-old Billy J. Wynn, of Glasgow, on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey.

45 year-old Contessa L. Johnson, of Edmonton, on one count each of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

23 year-old Darien N. Williams, of Edmonton, was indicted for trafficking in marijuana, (second or more offense), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, and possession of marijuana.

21 year-old Craig A. Deweese, of Center, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

20 year-old Haylee Levi, of Center, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

And 27 year-old Jimmy R. Gibson, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine

 

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Cave City man arrested on marijuana charges

A 70 year-old Cave City man was arrested Monday after police say they found 93 marijuana plants worth a total street value of $186,000. According to a news release, the Barren River Drug Task Force responded to a drug complaint at 12:33 p.m. at a residence off Hiseville Bear Wallow Road. The property owner and resident, 70 year-old Jimmy Lee Edwards, gave the task force permission to search the residence. Detectives found various items used for an indoor grow and also found about a quarter of a pound of processed marijuana and marijuana plants located at the edge of a cornfield behind the residence and four additional plants in a garden on the property. The DTF also recovered cash and a handgun from the residence. Edwards was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana (5 plants or more), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Edwards was transported to Barren County Jail where he was later released on a $5,000 bond. The DTF was assisted by the Barren County Sheriff's Office and Barren County Emergency Management.

 

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

E-town dad faces manslaughter in child's death

A 25 year-old Elizabethtown man is facing manslaughter charges related to his child's death. Jason Hershey was indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on a charge of second-degree manslaughter, among other charges stemming from the fatal accident that claimed the life of his 2 year-old son, Mason. Hershey was the driver during the one-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 in December. The accident was investigated by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. Hershey's blood tested positive for intoxication under Kentucky's DUI statute and a pretrial hearing is set to take place in four to six weeks. Along with second-degree manslaughter, Hershey is also charged with two counts first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and tampering with physical evidence.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Three arrested after chase in Barren County

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Monday on West Main Street for a vehicle that had an expired registration plate. The vehicle pulled into the UK Extension Office parking lot and stopped. As an officer began walking to the passenger side of the vehicle, the vehicle turned and sped toward the officer, then turned back onto West Main Street and headed westbound. The officer began pursuing the vehicle while reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. Stop sticks were deployed, however, the vehicle continued into Edmonson County and Brownsville and ran several other vehicle off the road. The vehicle turned onto Old Ferry Road in Brownsville where the driver drove into the Green River Lake. The male driver exited the vehicle and began to swim away from officers to the other side of the river where he was apprehended, and two female passengers were able to get out of the vehicle and swim to the officers where they were apprehended as well.

 

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

High speed chase ends in Hart County

On Tuesday morning at approximately 1:26 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call from KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown requesting assistance with an active vehicle pursuit that was occurring in Larue County. The pursuit entered into Hart County, eventually ending on Pine Ridge Road near the Bonnieville community. Preliminary investigation has revealed that Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 4 observed a passenger car speeding in Hardin County. As Troopers attempted a traffic stop in marked patrol cars by activating emergency equipment, the operator attempted to flee. The pursuit, having originated in Hardin County, continued into northern Hart County before ending on Pine Ridge Road in the Bonnieville community. Nearing the conclusion of the pursuit, the vehicle turned and began to travel in the direction of an involved Trooper, and KSP Sergeant Michael Garyantes fired multiple shots from his service weapon, striking the vehicle, ending the pursuit.  The vehicle’s operator, Terry Lee Sheets (24) of Greenville IN, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and arrested. There were no injuries to involved law enforcement personnel. KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown charged Sheets with the multiple felony offenses including the following, which occurred in two counties, resulting from the pursuit:

Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)

Attempted Murder- Police Officer

Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree (2 counts)

Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree- Police Officer (2 counts)

Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree

Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)

Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alc/Drugs .08 (Aggravator), 2nd Offense, as well as other multiple misdemeanor traffic violations

The female passenger, Rikki Parker (25) of New Albany, IN, was not injured and was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Indiana. Sheets was lodged in the Hart County Jail and Parker was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

88 RR Crossing closing Wednesday morning

The Highway 88 Railroad Crossing in Munfordville will be closed Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. for crossing maintenance and will remain closed until completion, no later than Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Tuesday evening

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS TUESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of of Southern Indiana and much of Central Kentucky. Another round of thunderstorms is expected this afternoon and could drop an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain. Excessive rainfall and runoff is expected and will likely cause localized incidents of flash flooding this afternoon and into the evening hours.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Horse Cave City Council special session

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in special session for the single purpose of considering Ordinance #2018-02, an amendment to the 2017-18 budget to more accurately reflect the income and expenses for the fiscal year. (assuming Council passes first reading). The second reading of the ordinance will take place in special session on Thursday, June 28th, at noon.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department make several arrests

On Sunday, 42 year-old Anitra Ellen Wolfe, of Glasgow, was arrested for failure to or improper signal, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense.

28 year-old Shane Patrick Colello, of Park City, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense, menacing, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.

36 year-old Travis Wayne Turner, of Summer Shade, was arrested for rear license not illuminated, no registration plates, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and carrying a concealed weapon.

39 year-old Michael E. Andrews, of Bowling Green, was arrested Sunday for drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

34 year-old Tracie A. Gravens, of Glasgow, was arrested for failure to wear seat belts and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense.

44 year-old Joseph D. Harper, of Glasgow, was arrested for drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

On Saturday, 26 year-old Shane E. Perez, of Elizabethtown, was arrested by Glasgow Police for carrying a concealed weapon and failure to surrender suspended or revoked carrying concealed deadly weapon's license.

And 32 year-old David D. Cain, of Glasgow, was arrested for fleeing or evading police, 1st offense, carrying a concealed weapon, leaving the scene of an accident ­- failure to render aid or assistance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, reckless driving, and improper display of registration plates.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Two drug arrests in Metcalfe County

Two people have been arrested after a traffic stop in Metcalfe County. Kentucky State Troopers arrested Stephen Tennant after finding a small plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine while searching his pickup. Tennant was charged with driving under the influence. A passenger, Tammy Lynn Thomas, is also facing possession charges.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Green County man drug arrest

A Green County man has been arrested after a traffic stop. After pulling Kern Kost over, police detected a strong odor of marijuana in his black Kia. Authorities found a D.A.R.E. bag, that contained several small packages of the drug. Ironically, D.A.R.E. stands for drug abuse resistance education. Kost was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Barren County Grand Jury recent indictments

40 year-old Billy Dewayne Butler, of Park City, was indicted for Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia.

26 year-old Brett Owen Brown, of Edmonton, was indicted for Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia.

48 year-old Kimberly Sheppard, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking.

30 year-old Brittany M. Bennett, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking.

18 year-old Kasey Lee Hatcher, of Glasgow, was indicted on six total counts: two counts of Assault 3rd Degree, Assault 4th Degree, Resisting Arrest, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct.

27 year-old Dominque L. Carby, of Louisville, was indicted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and No Operator’s License.

46 year-old Richard Christopher Yopp, of Louisville, was indicted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.

47 year-old Christine Yopp, of Louisville, was indicted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.

23 year-old Shaquille Cleon Jordan, of Munfordville, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Synthetic Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Green County man and woman drug arrests

A Green County man and a woman have been arrested after Kentucky State Police find multiple drugs. When police approached a residence in Green County with a warrant, a man went out the back door. Authorities then spoke with him and a woman, later identified as Samuel Mudd and Emily Wheatley, who had initially given them fake names. Officials searched the car in the driveway along with the residence, finding marijuana, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. Mudd was arrested for charges of having an outstanding probation warrant, giving officer false identifying information and trafficking in a controlled substance. Wheatley was charged with giving officer false identifying information and trafficking in a controlled substance. Both were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Stolen trailer recovered in Horse Cave

A stolen trailer has been recovered in Horse Cave by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. In the early hours of Saturday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley and deputies located a sixteen foot, tandem axle box trailer in an overgrown, secluded area near Guthrie Street in Horse Cave. Through investigation, the trailer was determined to have been stolen from Green County. The owner, as well as the Green County Sheriff's Office were contacted. The case remains under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Edmonton couple arrested in Hart County

Two Edmonton residents were arrested Tuesday in Hart County. Hart County Deputy Sheriff Joey Cox and Horse Cave Police Officer Brandon Puckett responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Flint Ridge Road. As a result of the investigation, two arrests were made. 49 year-old Donald Wilburn, 1375 Linshaw Drive, Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia buy/possess. The passenger, 47 year-old Vicki Wilburn, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication excluding Alcohol. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 25th, 2018

Governor appoints locals to boards

Gov. Matt Bevin has made several appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: They include - Dr. James T. Isenberg, of Glasgow, who is a nursing educator. He will represent practical nurse educators from the Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses Organization and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2022. Dr. Geoffrey Ball, of Elizabethtown, is a dentist. He will represent licensed dentists and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2022.

 

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Monday, June 25th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department recent arrests

The Glasgow Police Department has made more arrests. They include:

31 year-old Christopher Salas, of Slick Rock Road, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure to produce an insurance card.

24 year-old Matthew Todd Runyon, of Cave City, for no tail lights, improper display of registration plates and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

47 year-old Christiane Yopp, of Glasgow, for trafficking in a controlled substance.

37 year-old Timothy Wayne King, of Cave City, for failure to appear.

24 year-old John C. Adams, of Glasgow, for probation violation and 32 year-old Samantha Nicole Hankins, of Cave City, for parole violation.

 

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Monday, June 25th, 2018

Caverna High will hire new principal

Caverna High School will soon begin the process of hiring a new principal.  Caverna High School Principal Chase Goff announced Saturday that he is resigning from the school. Goff has accepted a position with Nelson County Schools as Director of Student Leadership and Learning.  Goff was named principal of CHS during a press conference in June 2016. Caverna Independent Schools Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner says Goff was a great administrator for Caverna Independent Schools. Faulkner said he will meet with the Caverna High School site-based decision-making council soon to begin the process of hiring a new principal.

 

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Monday, June 25th, 2018

Recent indictments by Barren County Grand Jury

The Barren County Grand Jury has returned several recent indictments.

21 year-old Trias Mitchell and 31 year-old Michael Abney, both of Cave City, were both indicted for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia. Additionally, Mitchell was indicted for Fleeing or Evading Police, two counts of Wanton Endangerment and Reckless Driving.

47 year-old Jessica Sykora, of Roundhill, was indicted on four counts: Fleeing or Evading Police, Wanton Endangerment, DUI and Reckless Driving.

 

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Monday, June 25th, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Terry Martin called the meeting to order, Bro. Danny Pippin, pastor of Powder Mills Baptist Church, opened the meeting with prayer. After routine business, the court approved budget, bank transfers, 2nd reading of poultry production and barn construction, accepted bids from Hornback Construction for just over $116,000 for bridge construction on Rodney Peace, E. Sullivan, Park Ridge and Concord Church Roads, apply for BUILD grant and magistrates requests. The court was informed by Magistrate Gary Gardner, that the county had received a box from KACA and NACA to retire worn American flags. Anyone with old America flags can bring them to the 2nd floor of the courthouse and put them in the box. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, July 19th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

8 Vehicle Crash on I-65 Near Munfordville

Five people were injured in an 8 vehicle crash Monday on I-65 near Munfordville. At 10:49 a.m. Monday morning, The Kentucky State Police received a report of the 8 vehicle accident located on Southbound I-65 near Munfordville. According to KSP, traffic was slow moving or at a stop due to repair work on the interstate when a 2006 Kenworth Semi truck operated by 51 year old Geoffrey London of Leitchfield approached the area, failing to yield to stopped traffic striking a 2010 Mitsubishi Galant driven by 33 year old Cassandra Easterly of Lima, Ohio. This in turn caused a chain reaction type collision. Cassandra Easterly was transported by medical helicopter to the U of L Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Two passengers in Easterly’s vehicle were also transported to the U of L Hospital where they are listed in stable condition. Angelica Botts, a passenger in another vehicle and Kay Oyler were both transported by EMS to TJ Samson Hospital. The accident remains under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Munfordville Woman Arrested On Barren County Warrant

According to Hart County Sheriff, Boston Hensley, on Monday Mary J. Gerald, age 33 of Munfordville was arrested at Hart County Judicial Center on a Barren County Indictment Warrant. Gerald was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs .08 and Careless Driving. Gerald was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Barren County Woman Arrested In Weekend Shooting

Barren County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19 year old Alyssa Branning of Cave City Tuesday morning. Branning turned herself in to the Sheriff’s Office around 10:30 a.m. on charges of Wanton Endangerment, 4 counts. These charges are following a shooting that occurred on Beech Tree Lane in Barren County this past Sunday. Branning is lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Glasgow Police Department Made Several Arrests

THEY INCLUDE 60 YEAR OLD DONALD COOPER OF LICK BRANCH ROAD FOR POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, FLEEING AND EVADING POLICE, POSSESSION OF DRUGS, AND RESISTING ARREST. 37 YEAR OLD JAMES BALLARD, OF GLASGOW, FOR POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, WANTON ENDANGERMENT, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, POSSESSION OF DRUGS AND FLEEING AND EVADING POLICE, 30 YEAR OLD JON ERIC LYNN, OF SUMMER SHADE, FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, 35 YEAR OLD BRANDON LEE WEASE, OF GLASGOW, FOR FLEEING AND EVADING POLICE, WANTON ENDANGERMENT, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, SPEEDING AND OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, 25 YEAR OLD CODY NORRIS, OF SUMMER SHADE, FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS, 25 YEAR OLD ASIA SHADE AUSTIN, OF GLASGOW, FOR ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE, 28 YEAR OLD RICHARD BUCKINGHAM, OF GLASGOW, FOR ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE, 23 YEAR OLD DALTON TUCKER, OF GLASGOW, FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT, 47 YEAR OLD MARK RUNYON, OF GLASGOW, FOR CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, 24 YEAR OLD SHAQUILLE JORDAN FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS, 47 YEAR OLD RICHARD YOPP, OF LOUISVILLE, FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 43 YEAR OLD STEPHANIE MASSEY OF GLASGOW FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 27 YEAR OLD MICHAEL YANEZ, OF GLASGOW, FOR PROMOTING CONTRABAND, FAILURE TO APPEAR AND BEING A PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER AND 26 YEAR OLD DOMINIQUE CARBY, OF GLASGOW, FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON.

 

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Tire drop-off in Hart County

Hart County will be accepting tires on Thursday through Saturday, June 21st - 23rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the State Highway Barn.

 

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Two Glasgow residents arrested Thursday 

A traffic stop was conducted by Officer Corbin on a vehicle traveling on Glendale Drive.  41 year-old Angela Whitlow was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense.  In a separate incident at Wal-Mart Thursday, 42 year-old Earl Pedrick was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking –Shoplifting under $500. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Horse Cave woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Chief Terrill Riley arrested 39 year old Melissa Cardwell Friday after receiving a tip that there was possible drug activity at the Star Motel room 114. Upon arriving at Star Motel, a brief investigation led to the search of the room where methamphetamine was found. Cardwell was arrested and charged with possession of control substances (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. Cardwell was lodged into the Barren County Jail.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Hardyville woman arrested by Barren County authorities

A 29 year-old Hardyville woman has been arrested by the Barren County Sheriff's Office. On Saturday, Barren County Deputy Sheriff BJ Childress executed a Hart County indictment warrant against 29 year-old Tiffany Houchens, of Hardyville, on charges of Cultivating in Marijuana (5 or more plants) and Burglary, 3rd degree. Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Woman arrested for drugs in Cave City

A Horse Cave woman was arrested Friday morning in Cave City. Cave City Police Chief Terrill Riley arrested 39 year old Melissa Cardwell after receiving a tip that there was possible drug activity at the Star Motel room 114. Upon arriving at Star Motel, a brief investigation led to the search of the room where methamphetamine was found.  Cardwell was arrested and charged with possession of control substances (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. Cardwell was lodged into the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Traffic Advisory - I65 Northbound and Southbound near Munfordville and Bonnieville
Monday morning, June 18th, contractors will be wedging I65 bridge ends over US 31W and CSX Railroad near Munfordville at Exit 65. Work will begin at 2am (Central) with closure of two outside lanes northbound and southbound. This will effectively close the on ramp from US 31W to southbound I65 and the off ramp from northbound I65 to US 31W. This will also reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. Motorists wishing to access these ramps will have to travel US 31W north and I65 north to the Bonnieville interchange (Exit 71) then return south to Exit 65. Work should be complete on these lanes by 8am and the exits will reopen. After 8am, the two inside lanes will close to complete wedging. Traffic will continue being reduced to one lane in each direction. Wedging of these bridge ends will eliminate rough transitions. Wedging of all lanes in both directions should be complete by 3pm Monday. Delays in both directions will be possible in the Exit 65 vicinity, especially midday and early afternoon.
On Tuesday, June 19th, wedging will take place on I65 bridges over Bacon Creek near Bonnieville at Exit 71. Work on Tuesday morning will also begin at 2am (Central) with closure of the outside two lanes northbound and southbound. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction but Exit 71 will remain open. Work should be complete on these lanes by 8am and then closure will switch to the inside two lanes. Traffic will continue being reduced to one lane in each direction. Wedging of these bridge ends will eliminate rough transitions. Wedging of all lanes in both directions should be complete by 3pm Tuesday. Delays will be possible in the Exit 71 vicinity, especially midday and early afternoon.
Also on Tuesday, June 19th, contractors will make shoulder repairs at southbound Mile Marker 66 near the location of a previous multi-vehicle crash. This work will also begin at 2am (Central) and should be complete before 3pm. During this time, the outside lane will be closed, reducing traffic to two lanes in the Mile Marker 66 vicinity.

 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Two murder indictments in Hardin County

Two people have been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on murder charges. Indictments for 50 year-old Lisa Renee Harvey, of Elizabethtown, and 43 year-old Rick Aaron Fisher, of Louisville, were handed down on two felony charges -  complicity, murder and complicity to tampering with physical evidence.  Fisher and Harvey are suspects in the murder of Harvey’s fiancee, 58 year-old Andrew Folena, and then burying him in a shallow grave behind a home all three were sharing on Ralph Franklin Road.  According to their indictments, Folena was killed sometime between June 6th and 9th. The two are being held in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds.

 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Glasgow Police Department made recent arrests

The Glasgow Police Department was dispatched to 107 Embark Ct. in reference to assisting the Department of Social Services. 25 year-old Corey Carter, of Glasgow, and 29 year-old Brandi Bailey, of Glasgow, were both arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

During a traffic stop Wednesday on McKenna Street, 34 year-old Amanda Lea Davidson, of Glasgow, was taken into custody on a charge of Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

60 year-old Fred Stark, of Park City, was arrested and charged with Careless Driving, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, No registration plates, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st offense and Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

Also on Wednesday, Glasgow Police responded to Walgreens after a report of a shoplifting incident. 27 year-old Reggie M. Harris, Jr., of Fountain Run, was arrested and charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking -Shoplifting under $500.

24 year-old Tyler Preston Houchens, of Glasgow, was arrested Wednesday at Akebono and charged with possession of marijuana. All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Two vehicle collision injures Tennessee man

A two vehicle collision Tuesday morning sent a Tennessee man to the hospital. Trooper Allen Shirley responded to the scene of the collision on KY 90 at the intersection of KY 163 in Metcalfe County. 56 year-old David Clements, of Nashville TN, was operating a 2017 Nissan Van, southbound on KY 163 when he failed to yield to through traffic at the intersection of Ky 90. Clements pulled into the path of a 2005 white Chrysler van being operated by 56 year-old Rebecca Hughes, of Burkesville. Clements was was transported by Barren-Metcalfe EMS to T.J. Sampson hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The Metcalfe County Sheriffs office, Metcalfe County Fire Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS also assisted at the scene.

 

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Glasgow man declines plea agreement

A Glasgow man charged with murder in connection with a 2 month-old girl, has declined a possible plea agreement. On Monday, an attorney for Chad Flora Lewis said his client has turned down the plea agreement. Lewis is charged with murder in connection with the September 2015 death of Jalayah Grace Clark. He was in a relationship with Jalayah's mother, Amber Clark. An autopsy reveal that the child died due to a closed head injury, while in the care of Mr. Lewis. He was also charged with marijuana cultivation, five or more plants; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Defense attorney Johnny Bell and Commonwealth's Attorney John Gardner, have discussed options for deals. Bell has asked for the case to be scheduled for another pretrial conference. The trial, which has been postponed three times from it's original date of August 2016, is set to begin November 6th. 

Lewis remains lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Two juveniles arrested for school burglary

Two juveniles have been arrested and a third is being sought by Vine Grove Police Department after James T. Alton Middle School was burglarized last week. Police were notified of the burglary on June 6th.  According to officials, three suspects unlawfully entered the building, setting off fire extinguishers, prying open lockers, throwing items at ceiling tiles and damaging other property within the school.  Property was also taken from several classrooms, as well as the media room, cafeteria and gym. The missing items were valued at more than $2,000.  Vine Grove police secured and executed search warrants at two Vine Grove homes, locating all of the missing property.  The search warrants also led to a Child Protective Services investigation and a drug investigation. The juveniles were taken into custody and charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree

criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. A third juvenile suspect is being

sought by police.

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food & Farmers Market Vouchers in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, June 15th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

Farmer's Market Vouchers will be available for those in the Senior CSFP Program.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program:

his program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

4. Provide income information for all members of your household

 

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

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests in Allen County

The Barren River Drug Task Force has made several arrests from an 8-month-long drug investigation in Allen County/Scottsville.

After the investigations were complete, indictment warrants were issued.  They include:

23 year old Brittany N. Farley, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st - methamphetamine.

34 year old Robbie Lee Morris, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offence and endangering the welfare of a minor.

51 year old Tammy Sue Coffee, of Holland, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offence and endangering the welfare of a minor.

52 year old Gregory Cornwell, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st  and Persistent felony offender.

45 year old Jeannie C. Oliver of Scottsville was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st.

44 year old Bruce Daniel Carver of Scottsville was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offence -methamphetamine and persistent felony offender 1st.

All subjects were lodged in the Allen County Jail. The Drug Task Force was assisted by the Allen County Sheriff's Department and the Scottsville Police Department. The investigation is continuing and several additional indictments and arrests are expected.

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bowling Green woman arrested for hit and run

A Bowling Green woman is facing felony charges after a hit and run incident Friday night.  Bowling Green Police Officer found 15-year-old Jada Rigsby on the side of Industrial Drive around 8:45 p.m. after she had been struck by a vehicle. Detectives found video evidence that showed a white vehicle in the area during that time frame. Their investigation led to the arrest of Alexis Ogles, of Bowling Green, who admitted to police that she struck the teen and left the area. Ogles also told police she had been looking at her phone prior to hitting the victim. She was arrested and charged with Assault First Degree and Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to render aid/Assist with Death or Serious Physical Injury. Both are felony charges.

 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

Two men were arrested on drug charges in Glasgow Sunday.  The Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint on McGragh Avenue for a domestic disturbance.

After an investigation, officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside. Benjamin Duvall, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense, Endangering The Welfare of a Minor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Also arrested was James Duvall, of Glasgow, He was charged with Possession Control Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Prescription Control Substance not in Proper Container.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Couple arrested for murder in fiance's death

A man and woman have been charged with murder in Elizabethtown and the identity of the victim has been released. The body of 58 year-old Andrew Folena, of Illinois, was found in a shallow grave late Saturday night. An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office in Louisville, determined the cause of death as blunt force trauma.  Folena's fiance, 50 year-old Lisa Renee Harvey, of Elizabethtown, and 43 year-old Rick Aaron Fisher, of Louisville, have been charged with murder and are being held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. They appeared for arraignment Monday morning in Hardin District Court and preliminary hearings were scheduled for June 22. Police say the body was found on adjoining property behind a house off Ralph Franklin Road that Harvey and the deceased man shared. This marks the fifth homicide in Hardin County in the last four months.

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit meeting

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

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, June 15th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Hit & run pedestrian incident in Warren County

Authorities in Warren County are investigating a hit and run pedestrian incident that occurred Saturday morning. The Bowling Green Police Department says a 15 year-old girl was found around 9:30 a.m. after being struck by a vehicle. The accident happened around the 3000 block of Industrial Drive. The teen was treated for initial injuries, and then taken to a trauma center in Nashville. Police are still searching for the person responsible. If you have any information concerning the incident, please contact BGPD at 270-393-4000.

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Cave City man arrested on DUI charges

A Cave City man was arrested Friday afternoon on DUI charges. Officer Paul Reynolds with the Cave City Police Department received a complaint of a possible intoxicated subject driving a silver mini van leaving Bolins Market on South Dixie Highway. A traffic stop was conducted on the van, driven by Robert Larson, of Cave City. Larson was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under influence, failure to maintain required insurance and reckless driving. Larson was lodged into the Barren County Jail.
 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Injury accident in Barren County

An accident with injuries investigation is underway in Barren County after the sheriff's office responded to a crash on Old Bowling Green Road early Saturday morning. A one vehicle accident occurred in the 5000 block of Old Bowling Green Road. 53 year old Andres Vera was westbound operating a 1998 Ford ranger truck when he lost control and went off the left side of roadway before going through a fence. Vera was transported by Barren Metcalfe Ambulance service to T.J. Samson Hospital for minor injures. He was treated and released a short time later.  Deputy Alan Shirley investigated and was assisted by Deputy Joseph Ford and South Barren Fire Department.

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Glasgow man arrested for domestic violence

The Barren County Sheriff's Office arrested a Glasgow man Friday on domestic charges. Deputy Adam Bow responded to 1849 Roseville Road to a domestic dispute. Upon

arrival, the deputy discovered a female victim had been assaulted. 25 year old Mason Kinslow, of 1849 Roseville Road, was arrested on charges of Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, and Criminal Mischief 1st degree.  Saturday night, Deputy Jason Morgan executed a Barren County Indictment Warrant against 58 year old Kenneth E Vibbert, of Old Bowling Green Road, on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Drug Paraphernalia. Both men were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Traffic Advisory - I65 Northbound and Southbound near Munfordville and Bonnieville
Monday morning, June 18th, contractors will be wedging I65 bridge ends over US 31W and CSX Railroad near Munfordville at Exit 65. Work will begin at 2am (Central) with closure of two outside lanes northbound and southbound. This will effectively close the on ramp from US 31W to southbound I65 and the off ramp from northbound I65 to US 31W. This will also reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. Motorists wishing to access these ramps will have to travel US 31W north and I65 north to the Bonnieville interchange (Exit 71) then return south to Exit 65. Work should be complete on these lanes by 8am and the exits will reopen. After 8am, the two inside lanes will close to complete wedging. Traffic will continue being reduced to one lane in each direction. Wedging of these bridge ends will eliminate rough transitions. Wedging of all lanes in both directions should be complete by 3pm Monday. Delays in both directions will be possible in the Exit 65 vicinity, especially midday and early afternoon.
On Tuesday, June 19th, wedging will take place on I65 bridges over Bacon Creek near Bonnieville at Exit 71. Work on Tuesday morning will also begin at 2am (Central) with closure of the outside two lanes northbound and southbound. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction but Exit 71 will remain open. Work should be complete on these lanes by 8am and then closure will switch to the inside two lanes. Traffic will continue being reduced to one lane in each direction. Wedging of these bridge ends will eliminate rough transitions. Wedging of all lanes in both directions should be complete by 3pm Tuesday. Delays will be possible in the Exit 71 vicinity, especially midday and early afternoon.
Also on Tuesday, June 19th, contractors will make shoulder repairs at southbound Mile Marker 66 near the location of a previous multi-vehicle crash. This work will also begin at 2am (Central) and should be complete before 3pm. During this time, the outside lane will be closed, reducing traffic to two lanes in the Mile Marker 66 vicinity.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Georgetown man arrested on murder warrant

A Georgetown man has been arrested on a warrant for murder. Thursday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley was notified by Lexington Police Department of a warrant for murder issued on that date from the Fayette District Court. The warrant was issued as a result of a two year long investigation of the shooting death of a female victim found in an

overgrown area of Wolf Run Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Based on witness information and DNA evidence, a warrant was issued for 26 year-old Jarvis Duwan Garrett, 124 Scroggins Drive, Georgetown, Kentucky. Upon notification, Sheriff Hensley located and arrested Garrett on Bluegrass Drive, Horse Cave. Garrett is lodged in the

Hart County Jail without bond.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Traffic advisory - Ky 259 near Grayson County line

Bridge work to repair a steel beam on the KY 259 bridge at Eveleigh is scheduled to begin Monday, June 11th. The bridge will be closed to traffic during the process. The contractor is obligated to complete repairs and have the bridge open within 21 calendar days. Traffic detour signs will be posted directing motorists to use KY 737 (Lilac Road) around the bridge location.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Hart County Sheriff executes Grand Jury indictments

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5th & 6th, the sheriff's office executed the following Hart County Grand Jury Indictments and lodged them in the Hart County Jail.

1. Brina Nie, 22, 370 G. Shelton Road, Munfordville - Murder, Assault 1st degree.

2. Timmie Pippin, 29, 1001 Hammonsville Jonesville Road, Magnolia - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Methamphetamine.

3. Thomas McCubbins, 40, 142 Hwy 936, Magnolia -Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Methamphetamine, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Opiates, Drug Paraphernalia, Buy-Possess, Trafficking in Marijuana, less than 8 oz.

4. Dometic Jones, 34, 140 Hwy 936, Magnolia - Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Methamphetamine, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Opiates, drug paraphernalia, buy-possess, trafficking in Marijuana, less than 8 oz.

5. Jamie Asbury, 37, 4325 Three Springs Hwy, Hardyville - Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon, carry a concealed weapon by prior deadly weapon felony offender, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, public intoxication of a controlled substance, not alcohol.

6. Robert Clan, 51, 598 Hammonsville Jonesville Road, Magnolia - Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Meth, Complicity, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Opiates, Complicity, drug paraphernalia, buy-possess, complicity, trafficking in Marijuana, less than 8 oz, complicity, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, acquire property from income from trafficking in controlled substance, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree, drug unspecified, complicity, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, complicity and persistent felony offender 1.

7. Veachel Thomas Poynter, 28, 2250 Liberty Schoolhouse Road, Hardyville, receiving stolen property, under $10,000 complicity, cultivate in marijuana, 5 or more plants, 1st offense, complicity, burglary 3rd degree, complicity, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, drug paraphernalia, buy-possess, criminal trespassing, 3rd degree, persistent felony offender 1.

8. Kevin Carter, 33, 420 Flintach Dr. Apt. 4, Louisville - receiving stolen property, under $10,000, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree, on foot.

9. Johnna R. Caudill, 34, 80 Larkin Ln., Somerset - Assault 3rd degree, police officer or probation officer, wanton endangerment, 1st degree, police officer, theft by unlawful taking, auto, $500 or more but less than $10,000, complicity, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, persistent felony offender 1.

A Barren County Indictment Warrant was also executed on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, by the Hart County Sheriff's Office:

10. Mark Webb, 32, 331 Bunnell St., Horse Cave - Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, buy-possess and persistent felony offender 1.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Grayson County suspect apprehended 

Grayson County Deputy Fred Norder received information Wednesday on the whereabouts of wanted suspect, Joshua Stone. Stone was wanted on charges of Assault 1st, Wanton Endangerment 1st and other charges that stemmed from an incident that occurred on May 28th in Grayson County.  It was alleged that he beat his girlfriend and drug her with his vehicle and left her on the side of the roadway with significant injuries requiring surgeries and many days in the University of Louisville Hospital. Stone was located at a residence west of Leitchfield just off of Hwy 54 in Grayson County. He was arrested without further incident.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Tip in Grayson County leads to several arrests

A tip in Grayson County leads to the arrest of a wanted fugitive and five other wanted suspects. On Thursday, Deputies Jarrod Mudd and Clay Boone arrived at a residence on Hardin Springs Road to follow up on a tip given by a citizen on the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive.  When deputies arrived, two suspects fled the scene and were captured. One of the suspects, 62 year-old Marchmond J. Cottrell, of Big Clifty, was arrested and charged with Cultivation of Marijuana over 5 plants and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. Other Deputies arrived to provide assistance due to multiple people being in the residence. Several others were arrested for outstanding warrants for multiple charges including:  42-year-old Brian Keown of Leitchfield, who was on Grayson County’s Ten Most Wanted for Failure to Appear on a drug charge. Also arrested was a wanted fugitive with no bond, 61 year-old Mark Matthew, of Sonora.  37 year-old Bryan Clark, of Big Clifty, was also arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant. 31 year-old Eric C. Hammond,

from Big Clifty was arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant for failure to pay fines.  All were lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Bowling Green man arrested after chase

Authorities in Warren County arrested a Bowling Green man after a car and foot chase. Sheriff's Deputies arrested Steven R. Logsdon, after they were contacted by Auburn Police at noon Thursday to locate a stolen car. Deputies attempted to stop a car matching the description on Barren River Road. That's when the driver sped off.  Deputies say Logsdon abandoned the vehicle on Stump Bluff Road. He was later caught and arrested for fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and more.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Glasgow Police Department recent arrests

53 year-old Terry G. Huddleston, of Glasgow, was arrested Wednesday at Five Star on Happy Valley Road after he refused to leave the store. Huddleston was charged with Public Intoxication - controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (meth), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, carrying a concealed weapon, failure to notify of address change to Dept. of Transportation and criminal littering.

46 year-old John Ebbin Tillberry, of Horse Cave, was arrested Tuesday after he was found passed out inside a vehicle on Kentucky Street. Tillberry was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense and possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).

43 year-old Laurie S. Kiessling, of IN, was arrested at Wal-Mart Tuesday and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree ­- drug unspecified, prescription controlled substance not in the proper container, 1st offense.

55 year-old Timothy Miller, of Cave City, was also arrested Tuesday on a Barren County Bench Warrant, and after arriving at the jail, he was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (meth) and Drug Paraphernalia (buy/possess).

30 year-old Christopher W. Moody, of Glasgow, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a wreck without injury on Happy Valley Road. Moody was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license.  All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Glasgow man arrested after pursuit

A Glasgow man was arrested Wednesday after a pursuit in Barren County. An officer with the Barren County Sheriff's Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on New

Bowling Green Road, when the driver, Bernis W. Rupe, sped away in the vehicle traveling through Warren and Allen County before returning back to Barren County. Five deputies assisted in the pursuit which ended on Settles Road.  Rupe was arrested and charged with Speeding 26 mph over the speed limit, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, disregarding a stop sign, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 3rd or more offense, possession of marijuana and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and criminal mischief 2nd degree. Rupe was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR BOBBY NEAL OF LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

JAILER ISREAL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 188 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $9,095 AND STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 10 WORKING AT KY. CHROME DURING THE DAY AND REPORTING BACK TO THE JAIL AT NIGHT.

THE COURT WAS INFORMED BY SOLID WASTE COORDINATOR KERRY MCDANIELS THAT THE COUNTY WILL BE ACCEPTING TIRES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21-SATURDAY, JUNE 23, FROM 8-4 AT THE DROP OFF CENTER IN MUNFORDVILLE.

 AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE FOR 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON O'BANION ROAD, 2ND READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT, 2ND READING OF 2018/19 BUDGET WHICH INCLUDES A 5% RAISE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, ADVERTISE FOR 80/20 BRIDGE PROJECTS, APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR THURSTON LANE, AGREEMENT WITH KY. TRANSPORTATION CABINET TO RESURFACE NORTHTOWN ROAD FOR $50,000, CHANGED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR IT TECH AND SAFETY COORDINATOR AND MAINTENANCE/ TRANSPORT PERSON, APPROVED BRIAN WEBER AS THEIR SUPERVISOR, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST.  THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY JUNE 21 AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

6 year-old Hardin County boy dies from gunshot wound

A six year-old boy has died from a gunshot wound in Hardin County.  Malachi Fryer was pronounced dead at his home on West Airview Drive Tuesday morning. Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee says Malachi Fryer died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police say the child was home with his mother, when 30 year-old Jacory Williams, of Radcliff, arrived at the home around 4:00 a.m. with a bag containing a video game system and a handgun. The child found the gun on a table and took it into his bedroom where at some point, he pulled the trigger. Authorities were called to the home around 5:00 a.m.  Williams was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

KSP cruiser involved in a three-vehicle crash

A portion of Cemetery Road in Bowling Green was shut down for a couple of hours Wednesday night. Kentucky State Police say one of their troopers was responding to a pursuit in Barren County when a KSP cruiser was involved in an accident with two other vehicles.  Trooper Ashcon Karbasi's KSP cruiser, a red pickup, and a black SUV collided in the 5,000 block of Cemetery Road. The red pickup truck was crushed in the ditch when officials arrived. Trooper Karbasi, along with the operators of the other vehicles involved,

were transported to the Medical Center for treatment.

 

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Commercial Vehicle Fire in Warren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call of a fire involving a commercial vehicle, at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday morning. The single vehicle fire occurred

on the William Natcher Parkway near the 9 mile marker southbound. Post 3 Troopers, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers, Emergency Management and multiple Fire

Departments responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation indicated that 51 year-old William L. Branscum, of Nancy, KY, was operating a 2010 International truck while traveling southbound on the William Natcher Parkway.  Branscum was experiencing mechanical issues with his truck andpulled over onto the shoulder where his semi-truck became